Richard and Marcia Strunk of Yakima, and John and Karen Piper of Selah, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Nicolaus Strunk and Brooke Piper. Nicolaus, the groom to be, graduated from West Valley High School and is a state-certified Journeyman Electrician. Brooke, the bride to be, graduated from Selah High School and Central Washington University and is a Special Education teacher for the Yakima School District. The couple will be married June 27, 2015 at the Boisselle Homestead in Yakima, Wash.
Randy and Diana Irwin of Yakima, Wash. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Theresa Irwin to Douglas Kelley of Wenatchee, Wash. Doug is the son of Shirley Kelley of Storm Lake, Iowa and the late Joseph Kelley. The happy couple plans an August 2015 wedding at Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee, Wash.
L. Ted and Shirley Biles will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at their home. Ted Biles and Shirley Larson were married March 20, 1955 in Yakima, Wash. The couple has lived in the Yakima area for the past 55 years and currently resides in Selah, Wash. Ted is retired from Operating Engineers 302 and has worked on many projects in the Yakima Valley, Idaho, Oregon along with the Alaska Pipeline. Shirley is retired from the State of Washington. The couple has four children; Terry Biles and Judy Clark of Selah, Wash., Cyndee Blank of Astoria, Ore., and Becky Roberts of Fairfield, Pa., along with six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Rick and Gayle (Leadon) Lloyd will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 22, 2015. They were married at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Yakima, Wash. with a reception following at Holy Redeemer. One of the details they remember about that day was that even though they got married in the spring, it snowed! Rick and Gayle have two children: Tammy (Michael) Lloyd-Wise and Tracy (Brooks) Kohls both of Naches, Wash. They have four grandchildren: Kobe Kohls (15), Jay Daniel Lloyd-Wat-son (12), Pyper Cruz-Wise (10) and Brooklynn Kohls (8). Rick and Gayle are lifetime residents of Naches, Wash. Rick retired at the end of 2013 and Gayle works at a busy ENT doctor’s office. Rick loves retirement, especially since he can hunt and fish anytime he wants. Gayle’s passion is the Seattle Mariners, and she hopes this year that they finally make the playoffs. The couple spent their anniversary on a trip to Lake Chelan and dinner with their daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren.
Paul Sugden and Patricia Carner were married in Yakima, Wash. March 20, 1965 and currently reside in Selah, Wash. During their 50 years together, Paul spent four years as a reporter at the Yakima Herald Republic, then went to work at Yakima Valley School where he worked 32 years, retiring as Superintendent. Pat first taught physical education at Naches High School. After three children, she resumed teaching fourth grade at Barge Lincoln and finally retired from Lince Elementary School in Selah, Wash. after a 25 year teaching career. Between living in Yakima, Wash. and now Selah, Wash. they raised three sons: Brian, Greg, and Kevin. Brian and his wife Devin live in Kalispell, Mont.; Greg and his fiancee Rebecca Cikauskas live in Selah, Wash.; and Kevin and his wife Kelley live in Selah, Wash. Today, Pat and Paul play golf, travel periodically, and enjoy their family, which includes nine grand-children and one great-grandson. A reception is being held in their honor at the Yakima Elks Lodge (318 Golf Course Loop Rd, Selah, WA) on Saturday March 21st, from 1-4 pm. Friends are welcome to stop by any time during this period and wish them well. No gifts please.
On March 8, 1955 two North Dayton Kiser High School sweethearts, Ron Hunt and Constance Jones were married in the EUB Church at Richmond, Ind. They became the proud parents of Melody Kay, David and Rebecca during the next 24 years in Dayton Ohio. Ron provided for the family at Yoder Die Casting and Duriron Foundry while Constance worked at home and as a floral designer and church organist. The church was a central part of their lives.
In 1979 the family moved to Carpinteria, Calif. where Ron and Constance worked in several local manufacturing businesses, Aluminum Filter Co. and BEGA. David was a commercial fisherman and Rebecca attended college and pursed a career in chemistry. Ron loved singing in a barbershop chorus, Constance continued playing organ at several local churches as well as floral designing and baking wedding cakes. Rebecca’s wedding flowers were the highlight of this hobby. The family enjoyed their 25 years in California, visiting all the sites in the state.
In 2004 Ron and Constance along with David, were invited by Rebecca and Jimmie Wellman to join them in a new venture at Sunnyslope Ranch in the Parker Heights area of South Central Washington growing and selling organic stone fruit. For the past ten years the family has enjoyed this endeavor together. Ron has helped out by being the family dog sitter, mailman and gracious “Man Friday”. Con-stance has helped out with the harvest by being an excellent sorter and packer. Outside of farming, Constance has continued playing keyboard at several local churches. Rebecca and Constance take their musical duet of flute and keyboard to several nursing homes during the winter months. Ron enjoys jigsaw puzzle hobbies.
The family is celebrating this milestone anniversary with a prime rib dinner prepared by David, wine selected and provided by Jimmie and topped off with a two tiered anniversary cake baked by Rebecca. As Ron and Constance toast each other, they will remember their firstborn, Melody Kay, gone to glory, as well as the good times shared since their high school days and they will thank the Lord for His grace and blessings.
Twenty five years ago Randy and Kathy Evans (Egbert) began their journey together as husband and wife. Married February 14, 1990 in Ellensburg, Wash. The couple has withstood all that came against them with humor and an undying love for each other. Blessed with four amazing children; Chris, Ryan, Cody and Mariah, plus five grand children (and counting). This doesn’t include the many stray kids who have always found love and warmth in their home. They celebrated with a special dinner, followed by a family gathering. Randy is a retired executive chef. Kathy works as an office manager. The couple are looking forward to the next 25 years together with this message: love, laughter, and never, EVER giving up is the key to a successful
Nickolas A. Walsh and Janis P. Jang had a beautiful sunset wedding Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Golden Gardens Bath House in Seattle, Wash. The groom’s parents are Pamela (Walsh) Warren and Rick and Teri (Lamb) Walsh of Yakima, Wash. Choon (Park) and Jae Jang of Bothell, Wash. are parents of the Bride. Nickolas is Executive Sous Chef for Delaware North at CenturyLink Field and his bride, Janis, is Manager of Designer Shoes for Nordstrom, in Bellevue. The happy couple resides in Kirkland, Wash.
Daniel Lee Montgomery and Jane Francis Lewis were married February 6, 1965 at the First Baptist Church of Yakima, Wash.Daniel worked at Boise Cascade while Jane attend-ed beauty college. Later Daniel joined the Marines and Jane worked as a beautician. They settled in Yakima after Daniel’s service where they had two children, Dawn (Izzy) Montgomery of Okmulgee, Okla. and Dr. Tracy (Karen) Watrous-Kelley of Yakima, Wash. They later adopted Shawna (Brian) Monosmith of Maple Valley, Wash. The couple has four grandchildren, Daniel and Nathan Watrous and Brenna and Colby Monosmith.
They also have one great-grandchild, Aelycia Monosmith. A 50th anniversary celebration was held on February 7, at the Mobile Manor Clubhouse which was attended by 100 of their friends and relatives. They will celebrate their anniversary with a trip to Wild Horse Casino, where Dan will learn to play roulette after 71 years.
On January 24, 2015, Kenneth W. Matlack and Shirley J. Lounsbury were united in marriage in Yakima, Wash.
The couple exchanged wedding vows in a double ring ceremony that occurred at Shirley’s residence in Yakima, Wash. Present for the occasion were the couple’s three children, several grand-children and other immediate relatives.The vows were exchanged before Pastor Terry Dinsmore of Yakima, Wash. Witnesses for the couple were Ken’s daughter, Jennifer Matlack of Irrgon, Ore. and Shirley’s grandson, Zachary Jackson of Yakima, Wash.
Kenneth is the Sheriff of Morrow County, Oregon and Shirley is a retired property manager in the Yakima area.The couple will reside in Irrigon, Ore., where Ken will continue his law enforcement duties and Shirley will continue with her interest in photography at home, in Irrigon.The couple has planned for an extended wedding trip to Hawaii in the very near future. The couple wishes to thank all their friends and relatives for all their very kind thoughts and wishes for happiness as they begin their new life together.
40 years together…and you’re still the one… Robert and Simona Reballosa were married February 8, 1975 in Toppenish, Wash. Robert was born in Toppenish, Wash. and Simona in Eagle Pass, Texas. Simona graduated from Wapato High School and Robert received his diploma from Toppenish High School. They both have been working for the Toppenish School District for more than 25 years. The couple has two children; Vanessa and Robert Reballosa and five grandchildren.
Jim and Shelly Fickel of Yakima, Wash. are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Jared Devin Fickel, to Nicole Danielle Fleischer. She is the daughter of Bill and Marilyn Fleischer of Blaine, Wash.The bride-to-be is a teller coordinator for U.S. Bank in Bellingham, Wash. The groom-to-be is a Journeyman Carpenter for F & M Construction Co. of Yakima, Wash. They plan to make their home in Yakima, Wash. A June 20, 2015 wedding is planned in Cannon Beach, Ore.
Katherine Michelle Dean and Neal Allan Davis were united in marriage November 15, 2014 in the courtyard of the Harper Fowlkes House in Savannah, Ga. Reverend Terry Johnson officiated the afternoon ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rousseau Dean of Panther Burn, Miss. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wayne Davis of Yakima, Wash.
Serving the bride as maid of honor was April Michelle Windham of Huntsville, Ala. Bridesmaids were Evelyn Elise Cooke of New Albany, Miss; Margaret Merritt LaFoe of Jackson, Miss, cousin of the bride; and Ellen Brister Lee of Greenville, Miss. Lindsey Marie Johnson of Greenville, Miss. was the flower attendant.
Serving the groom as best man was Maximo Aljandro Gomez of Brooklyn, N.Y. Groomsmen were Andrew Joseph Gersh of San Jose, Calif; Dr. Andrew John Lawson of Tacoma, Wash; and Michael Helmut McCarthy of Seattle, Wash.Ushers were the bride’s brother, William Rousseau Dean of Panther Burn, Miss.; William Joseph Johnson of Greenville, Miss.; Mark Kendall Warren of Austin, Texas; and Robert Paul Wilmott of Savannah, Ga.
Program attendants were Bethany Ann Taylor and Micah Keith Taylor of Poulsbo, Wash., niece and nephew of the groom.Nuptial music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. David Duckworth of Savannah, Ga. Bagpipe accompaniment for the bridal procession was provided by Mr. Stephen Ailes of Savannah Pipe and Drum. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Harper Fowlkes House followed by dinner and dancing at Vic’s on the River. Music was provided by MelonBelly. After a honeymoon to Charleston, S.C., the couple has made their home in Savannah, Ga.
Bryan and Pamela Warren of Yakima, wash. are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kiera McKenzie Warren, to Ryan Charles Peters, son of Robert and Leanne Peters of Wenatchee, Wash.
The future bride is a 2012 graduate of the University of Washington, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Communications. She is currently employed at WideNet Consulting Group, a technical recruiting firm, and also works part-time as a wedding coordinator for Wishes! Wedding Coordination. Both companies are based in the greater Seattle area.
The future groom is a state-certified journeyman electrician, but is currently attending North Seattle College with the intention of transferring to the University of Washington to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.
An August wedding is planned is Seattle.
Brandon Calhoun and Kindra Ruble are excited to announce their engagement! The groom’s parents, Linda and Steve Calhoun, are from Wapato, Wash., and the brides parents, Sharolyn Hartwig and David Ruble are from Zillah, Wash. and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A September wedding is planned.