Math and Lisa Ubachs of Clarkston, Washington are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Ubachs, to Alex Laughery, son of Steve and Becky Laughery, of Tieton, Washington. Jessica graduated from Clarkston High School Class of 2010 and is a recent grad of Gonzaga University (Spokane) Class of 2014. Jessica is a Community Outreach and PR manager at Wonderland Family Fun Center in Spokane. Alex graduated from Highland High School, Tieton, and is a Senior at Whitworth University, Spokane. Alex is a Systems Manager at Wonderland Family Fun Center. The wedding will be held September 13, 2014 at 5:30 pm at the Johnson Farm House in Lewiston, Idaho.
Happy 30th Anniversary Mom & Dad! You two are an inspiration for commitment and dedication. No matter the circumstances you’ve proven you can always come out ahead. We love you and cherish you.
Love your girls, Sarah, Sam, & Hannah
Bill Gilmore and Lynn Martin were married July 28, 1984 at the home of the groom’s parents on Avalanche Avenue in Yakima. Bill, aka Beaver, has worked at Washington Fruit and Produce for over 35 years. Lynn retired from Shields Bag and Printing after the birth of their wonderful son Trevor in 1986 and became a community volunteer. They also have a lovely daughter, MacKenzie, born in 1994. The family all currently reside in Yakima. The celebration will continue after a brief pause for hip replacement surgery. Let’s hear it for 30 more years!
Wayne and Carol Parsley of Yakima celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary with family and friends at West Valley Community Park this past Saturday.Wayne Parsley and Carol (King) were married July 22, 1979 at Whistlin Jack Lodge in Cliffdell, Washington.Wayne has been working for Yakima Transit for over 32 years, the last 12 as Operations Supervisor. Carol works for the Fraternal Order of Eagles. The couple have one son, Michael (Aileen) of Seattle.
Bob and Pat Bonnett of Yakima, WA have been married for 55 years on July 25, 2014. They have two sons, Mike and Scott. They have four grandchildren: Evan, Katie, Rachel and Mikey. They have lived in West Valley for over 40 yrs.
Robert and Ruth Lamson of Selah, Washington celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 12, 2014 with a family luncheon hosted by their daughters. On July 18th, they celebrated with their dancing friends at the Harman Center, where they ballroom dance on Wednesdays and Fridays. Robert Lamson and Ruth Rosenbush were married July 20, 1944 in Yakima, Washington. Mr. Lamson retired from Layman’s Lumber Co. and later raised dahlias commercially. Mrs. Lamson retired from St. Elizabeth Hospital from medical records. The couple had four children: Sydney Horner and Jim Lamson, both of Selah; Jean Palmer of Yakima, Washington, and the late Terry Lamson. They have eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren with one on the way, and a great great grandson due in August. Happy anniversary from all of your family and friends!
Veta and Carl Cyr were married July 14, 1984. Carl has worked with Kwik Lok for 18 years. Veta is not only a Coordinator for Yakima County DUI Victim Panel for 20 yrs, she has also owned her own preschool daycare for 23 years. The couple has three sons: Greg Cyr, Rocky and the late Rick Smith from Yakima. Ten Grandchilden: Rocky has two, Greg has four, Rick has four counting Chrystal (who is with God), and 1 great grandchild. They will be celebrating their anniversary with a trip to Washington Beach.
Dick and Ann Fraley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception for family and friends at the Yakima Country Club on July 19, 2014. Richard Fraley and Ann Houghton were married July 18, 1964 at the Wapato Presbyterian Church. They have resided in Yakima for 50 years. Dick is retired from Husch & Husch, Inc. and Ann is a retired Realtor with Coldwell Banker Associated Realtors. They have two children: daughter Gina (Bob) Proebstel of Beaverton, Oregon, son Ryan (Rita Moon) Fraley of Lanai, Hawaii; and the delight of their lives, grandchildren Drew, Ally and Lauren Proebstel.
Jim and Dolores Downs are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Jim and Dolores Bossert were married on July 24, 1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. They have four children, Jim Downs Jr. (Jane), Felicia Blair (Ron), Patricia Downs and Leslie Creach. They have six grandchildren, Jamie, Andrea, Scott, Jennifer, Dalton and our angel, Austin. Five great-grandchildren, Ryan, Lindsay, Dominik, Gabriel and Elijah. They will be celebrating with family, and they are enjoying their retirement years.
Troy and Lona (Joslin) Huck of Naches celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on June 16, 2014. The two met in high school and started dating. They married in Yakima at Holy Family Catholic Parish in 1984. Troy grew up in Naches, WA, and has been involved in the fruit industry for most of his life. He currently works for Larson Fruit of Selah, WA. Lona grew up in Yakima, WA, and currently substitutes for the Naches Valley schools. Together they have owned and operated T & L Huck Orchards for the past 28 years. They have three children: Jena (Matt) Blinsky of Yakima, and Jordan Huck and Dalton Huck of Naches. Quality family time is very important, and there is always lots of laughter in their home. They enjoy spending time, whether it be camping or just hanging out around the kitchen island, with their family and close friends. They also enjoy hunting, horseback riding and skiing. They celebrated their anniversary with a trip to the Oregon Coast, but have planned a trip to Cabo San Lucas with their immediate family this winter.
America Fitzgerald and Andrew Joseph Morford would like to announce their upcoming marriage on July 26, 2014 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Yakima, Washington. The Maid of Honor is Andrea Williams and the Best Man is John Miller. Other members of the wedding party include Andy Smith, Marsha Deccio, Denise Lane, April Parke, Rhiannon Zemler, Patrick Bauer, Bryce Guske, and Jeremy Ziegler. America is the daughter of Rob and Donna Fitzgerald of Tacoma, Washington. America has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Evergreen State College, where the couple met. Andrew is the son of Gary and Barbara Morford of Yakima, Washington. Andrew has a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Eastern Washington University. After a honeymoon to Cancun, Mexico the couple will return home to their home in Toppenish, Washington, where Andrew works on Green Acre Farms.
Michael and Melanie Murphy of Cowiche are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Keely Murphy, to Mark Pickerel, son of Tom and Carol Pickerel and Cheryl Roberts. Ms. Murphy, a poet, will be graduating this summer with a Writing Specialization degree and joining Mr. Pickerel, a musician, in Seattle where he is Senior Assistant Manager at Sub Pop Records’ retail store. An August wedding is planned
Clarence and Ruth Rogers would like to thank all their family and friends who came to their 75th wedding anniversary celebration at their granddaughter’s place, June 15, 2014. Thank you to all those who came from near and far and those who helped organize and decorate for the party. We are still enjoying the cards everyone brought and cards from those who couldn’t come. And a special thanks to Ross Courtney who came and interviewed us for the wonderful article in the Herald and was so patient with us, and to Kaitlyn Bernauer for taking pictures and doing the video. We are so lucky to have such a loving family and wonderful friends. Thank you from our hearts, Clarence and Ruth.
Charles and Barbara (Wundrow) Wagner were married July 28, 1979 in Phillips, Wisconsin. Charles is a retired Physical Therapist from Yakima Valley School. Barbara is a retired Occupational Therapist from Lince Elementary in Selah. They are both enjoying retirement, spending time with family, their grandson especially. They love to travel, most recently an Alaskan cruise. The couple have three sons: Sean Wagner of New Orleans, Chance Wagner of Selah, and Gabe (Lacy) Wagner of Selah; and one special grandson, Sage Wagner.
Bill and Willamae King of Yakima are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Stone Church in Yakima on July 19th. Bill King and Willamae (Renfrow) were married Saturday, July 19, 1964 at the old Stone Church in downtown Yakima. The couple has lived in the valley for the majority of their lives, spending only a few years in the areas of Walla Walla, Richland, and Harrah. Bill is a retired iron/construction worker who has worked on many structures throughout the Mid and Northwest and Alaska. He was also a youth minister and lead pastor of various Assembly of God churches in the area. Willamae spent 32 years teaching at Harrah Elementary, and after retirement is still involved with subbing and tutoring students in Yakima and the lower valley. The couple has two children, Gina (Eric) Steen of Yakima and Sean (Rebecca) King of Marysville. They have five grandchildren. The open house celebration is hosted by their children at Stone Church on Englewood on the very date of their anniversary.