On November 1st Brad and Terry Carver have been married for 40 years. They have two sons: Clifton (Aisha), with grandkids Dominic, Lorenzo, Ryder, Katryn, Dempsey, Sion, Makai and Tayan, and son Eric (Devin), with granddaughters Wylie, Cadence and Sienna. Brad and Terry will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with a trip to Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Len and Doris Durand of Moxee will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary November 6th, 2015. Their children will host a family celebration at the Red Lion Hotel in their honor.
Len Durand and Doris Day were married November 6th, 1965 at St. Paul Chapel in Yakima. They are life-long residents of the Yakima area and are both retired. They have seven children: Brena, Dave, Jon (Julie), Daniel, Michael (Tori), Chuck and Joe (Stefanie) Durand, all of the Yakima Valley. They also have 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Don and Lillie (Gross) O’Bara were married at St. Joseph’s church in a double wedding ceremony with Dave and Jan Moser on October 25th, 1975. Avid Seahawks fans, Don and Lillie will be celebrating their 40 years with a Hawks game, a trip to Dallas, then off to New Orleans where they will depart on a Western Caribbean cruise. Lillie ran in-home daycare, worked at a sandwich shop and managed Java Heaven for eight years, retiring on Dec 24th, 2013. Don worked sales and management in the construction industry his entire career, retiring from H.D. Fowler on May 31st, 2014.They are the proud parents of Kelli, Alison and Chad, and the blessed grandparents of Lexie, Brooklyn, Madyson, Zack and more to come.
William and Barbara McNamara celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary with a gathering at the Apple Cart Deli in Naches on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 2 p.m.William P. (Bill) McNamara and Barbara J. (Barb) Wheeler were married October 21, 1949 in St Paul’s Rectory in Yakima. They have lived in Yakima/Naches area all their lives. Barb retired from McNamara Construction, Inc. in 1997, and Bill retired from McNamara Construction, Inc. in 1985. The couple has two children, Joe and Michelle McNamara of Yakima and Donna and Steve Cochran of Wenatchee. They have seven grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
Deanna Michelle Boss, daughter of Louise Boss of Yakima, Washington, and Jacob Alexander Thompson, son of Mark and Karen Thompson of Maple Valley, Washington and Tina Thompson of East Wenatchee, Washington, were united in marriage on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at 12 p.m. Grandparents include Myra Winckler of Kennewick, Washington and Roger and Barbara Thompson of Palisades, Washington. The ceremony was officiated by Ret. Pastor William Stuebs at Redeemer Ev. Lutheran Church in Yakima, Washington. The bride was given in marriage by her mother and escorted by her brother, Zachary Boss. Ushers included Zachary and Jordan Boss and Jorge Lozano. Photography was provided by Heidie Winckler and Alyssa Willis, catering by Evie’s Catering, and wedding cake by Kerri’s Cakes. It was a beautiful private ceremony with an enjoyable reception. Following their honeymoon to Lincoln City, Oregon, the couple is at home in Yakima, Washington.
Gary and Mary Gefre of Yakima, Washington are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Karisa Gefre, to Brandon Searles. Brandon is the son of Connie Searles and the late Mike Searles of Sumner, Washington. Karisa is a 2010 graduate of West Valley High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Teaching from Central Washington University in June and now works as a teacher at Naches Valley High School. Brandon is a 2010 graduate of Sumner High School. He will graduate from CWU with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education in December. The couple were married at Mercer Creek Church in Ellensburg on June 27, 2015.
Marcel and DeLora Dufault celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a Mass at Holy Rosary Church in Moxee, followed by a dinner with their children and grandchildren. Marcel Pete Dufault, and Mary DeLora Fraser were married at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Yakima on Oct. 21, 1950. Pete farmed for many years and also worked for East Valley School District. DeLora was a homemaker and was employed at Woolfs Drug Store. The couple has six children, Jim Dufault, Doug Dufault, Sandra Fielder, Carol DeGooyer, Patrick Dufault and Ted Dufault. They also have ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.
Tom and Michelle Heide celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Tuesday, September 15th. The two were married on September 15th, 1990, surrounded by family and friends. A western-themed wedding was held at the Ahtanum Mission followed by a honeymoon to Lincoln City, Oregon, where they recently celebrated their anniversary with family. Tom is the owner of Off The Deep End Pools and Michelle is an occupational therapist at the Wapato School district. They have four daughters with whom they are very active and involved: Kelcy, 24, who’s worked at a local dental office for six years and loves it. She adds to the family a soon-to-be son-in-law, Nick Sander. Katelin, 22, just got her license to be a Medical Assistant and is starting her internship. Kacy, 18, just started college at Big Bend Community College with a softball scholarship, and Kinzie, 13, recently started her 8th grade school year. Tom has coached each one of his daughters in softball from grade school on, and none of them has missed a single game. Tom and Michelle’s lives revolve mostly around work and their girls, with a few trips and vacations here and there. No matter what they are doing they are always a joy to be around and there is definitely never a dull moment. They are a great example of true love and commitment.
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad. We are so proud and wish you tons of happiness in the coming years.
Kel, Kate, Kace, Kinz and Nick
Mr. Michael Moore and Ms. Kathy Moore of Yakima are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Amber Moore, to Scott Jameson Herzog. He is the son of Randy and Laurie Herzog of Yakima. A June 2016 wedding is planned at a Naches Heights vineyard.
Randy and Mona (McGuire) Purcell were married on October 3rd, 1975 in Yakima, Wash. They have lived in the Yakima Valley all their married life. They have three daughers, LeAnn (Dusty) Hogue of Enumclaw, Rachel (Darren) Buchanan of E. Wenatchee, and Cheryl (Jonathan) Dummer of Redding, Calif. They also have five grandchildren. Mona is manager of Especially Western/English Connection in Union Gap, Wash. Randy is a regional truck driver for Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors. Randy and Mona attend Yakima Alliance Church. The couple will be celebrating with a trip to California and to the Oregon beaches.
Jay and Jane Grandy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary earlier this summer with a family trip to Maui.
Jay F Grandy and Jane Ann Howard were married June 26th, 1965, in Bozeman, Mont. Jay’s working career has included marketing nuclear power equipment, construction machinery, agricultural chemicals, and Yakima Valley fruit. He is currently an adjunct instructor at YVCC.
Jane is a former teacher, an active community volunteer and an expert household relocator. They have lived in Yakima for the last 31 years. They were accompanied to Hawaii by their daughters, Joanna Grandy and Sharon (Greg) Loudon and their three granddaughters, Jayna Grandy, and Emma and Annie Loudon.
On Sunday September 20th, 2015 Dan and Kathy Garcia celebrated with their family their 40th wedding anniversary. The celebration took place at their home in the Cowiche area. Dan Garcia and Kathleen Kay Linse were married on September 20, 1975 at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Their wedding day was a beautiful late summer day much like 2015. It was also during the middle of apple harvest much to the angst of a few family members, many of whom were (and are) involved in the fruit industry. Following a wedding celebration at the Naches Heights Club House the couple honeymooned on the Oregon coast.
Dan Garcia retired from the Sheriff’s office after 38 years of service and is currently working for Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Kathy Garcia works for Noel Corporation (Pepsi), where she recently celebrated her 30th anniversary. The couple has three children whose lives have been the center of their world. They are Adam Garcia, Yakima; Katrina (Garcia) Boswell and her husband, Butch Boswell, Bend, Oregon; Daniel Garcia and his wife, Kyla (Stone), Yakima. They have five grandchildren: Micah Garcia (5, Adam’s); Brooks Boswell (6) and Ella Boswell (4); Tytan Lamb (6) and Braxyn Garcia (1) (Daniel’s).
Amanda Marie and Robert Joseph are happy to announce their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Donald and Tracie Hodgson of Yakima. The groom is the son of the late Steve Flumerfelt and Melanie Tanasse-Day of Yakima. The bride graduated from East Valley High School and from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Amanda is employed at Memorial Hospital as a Labor Nurse. The groom graduated from Eisenhower High School and Perry Technical Institute; Robert is employed at Marq Packaging as a Fabrication Shop Manager. An October 17th, 2015 wedding is planned at The American Homestead in Naches.
Miss Kalene Elizabeth Yates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Yates of Yakima, Wash., and Mr. Ethan James Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Smith of Yakima, Wash., were united in marriage on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. The ceremony was officiated by Dana Kallevig at Apple Tree Resort in Yakima.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride was attended by Miss Kaitlyn Thompson as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids include Miss Alex Brown, friend of the bride, Miss Alyssa Yates, sister of the bride, Miss Makenna Braden, friend of the bride, Miss Alaina Linden, friend of the bride, and Mrs. Jocelynn Bohannon, sister of the groom, all of Yakima. Miss Cassia Wakefield, cousin of the bride, served as flower girl.
Mr. Josiah Hanks served as Best Man. Groomsmen included Mr. Matt Yates, brother of the bride, and Mr. Evan Bohannon, brother in law of the groom. Mr. Lincoln Snider, cousin of the bride, served as ring bearer.
The bride will be attending YVCC as a dental hygiene student in the fall. The groom is attending WSU as a mechanical engineering student. Following a honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Kalene and Ethan will reside in Yakima.
On a fine late summer day, September 14, 2014, Lesli Baker and Ronnie Ross began married life together. Their parents, family and friends celebrated with them that day. One year later it is time to say how proud all of us are of Ronnie and Lesli and tell them “Happy Anniversary!”