Jeff and Julie Wyss of Yakima, Wash. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jill Wyss to Mitch Martinez, son of Mark and Wendy Martinez of Moxee, Wash. Jill and Mitch were high school sweethearts at East Valley High School. Jill graduated from YVCC’s Dental Hygiene Program and is working as a hygienist for Dr. Eric Borchert. Mitch graduated from Perry Technical Institute with an Electrical Technology Degree. He is employed at S. Martinez Livestock. A July wedding is planned.
Greg and Maryanne Bainter of Selah, Wash. and the late Marilyn Bainter along with Donald Rome and Rachel Tapia of Yakima, Wash., are excited to finally announce the engagement of their children, Kate Bainter and J.R. Mercer.
The couple met while working at the Yakima Country Club in 2008. The future bride-to-be is a graduate of Central Washington University and is currently employed at the Union Gap School District as a third grade teacher.
The groom-to-be is a graduate of the San Diego Golf Academy and is currently a P.G.A. Professional at Suntides Golf Course.
The couple will be married on August 1st in Yakima.
Jeff and Tracey Bond, along with Dale and Jennifer Woodkey, announce the engagement of their children, McKenzie Madison Bond to Michael Richard Woodkey. McKenzie and Michael both graduated from Eisenhower High School in Yakima, Wash. The future bride also graduated in March from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. The future groom graduated from Whitworth University in May, with bachelor’s degrees in both math and engineering physics. Michael will attend the University of Texas at Austin beginning this September, where he will serve as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with a focus on biomedical applications. McKenzie will pursue a career in law enforcement in the area.The couple will be married in August at Fontaine Estates Winery, exactly one year to the day of their engagement. They will make their home in Austin, Texas.
In 1985 Lois Ballinger of Kalispell Mont. and DeLois Keightley of Lynnwood Wash., requested the presence of family and friends at the marriage of their son and daughter James Keightley and Brenda Ballinger. The wedding took place in Kalispell Mont. May 4, 1985. The couple moved several times in the state of Washington as James was promoted in the ranks of the State Patrol. In 2000 upon becoming Lieutenant he was assigned to the Yakima office. Since retirement he has been captain in the Ellensburg Police Department. The Keightleys have three children: Joshua and Alyssa of Yakima, Wash. and Jordan who is in the US Marines. The couple took a recent trip to Hawaii and have other trips planned this summer. Congratulations on the first 30 years, and here’s to another 30 years.
Art and Angie Salazar are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Erica Vanessa Salazar to Angel Hernandez Garcia, son of Idalia Hernandez and Angel P. Garcia.Erica graduated from Davis High School in 2007 and then earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Heritage University. She now works for Senior Life Resources NW-Home Care Services as a supervisor. Angel graduated from White Swan High School in 2007 and is working for Bud Clary Toyota of Yakima in sales. The couple has their wedding planned for June 20th of this year!
Larry Handy and Sharon Rogers were married on May 25, 1985. They were married in Harrah, Wash. and live in Selah, Wash. Larry works at Haney Truck Line as a driver and Sharon is retired from Memorial Hospital. A getaway trip is planned for later this summer.
Christie and Garry Young, of Juneau, Alaska., would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Erin Young, 25, to Michael Robert McInnis, 26, son of Gary McInnis (Judith) and Sandi Conrad (Rick). Nicole graduated from Yakima Valley Community College and Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Operations and currently works as a Dispatcher with the City of Yakima. Michael graduated from Selah High School, served in the US Army for three years and currently works as a Quality Assurance Lead for SunRype USA. A June wedding is planned for this year at River Ridge Golf Course in Selah, Wash.
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Eglin of Yakima, Wash. are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Eglin, to Samuel Kollmar-Smoot, son of Kimberly Kollmar-Littlejohn of Grandview, Wash. Samuel is also the Son of Larry Smoot of Spokane, Wash. Amanda and Samuel both grew up in the Yakima Valley and were introduced at a close friend’s wedding in August of 2009. Amanda attended East Valley High School and went on to Graduate from WSU with a Bachelor’s of Nursing Degree. She currently works as a nurse for the State. Samuel graduated from Grandview High School. After graduating Sam went on to complete his five years of secondary education which included his sheet metal worker’s apprenticeship. He now works as a journeyman for his family-owned business, Kollmar Inc. in Grandview, Wash. On September 2, 2014, the blissful couple became engaged on the beach in Seaside, Ore. Their wedding is planned for July 25, 2015 in Zillah, Wash.
Gary and Marlene Sybouts of Yakima, Wash. will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on May 7, 2015. Gary Sybouts and Marlene Nelson were married May 7th, 1960 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Yakima by the late Father Schoenberg. The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary with family and friends at a mass at St. Joseph’s in Yakima, Wash. on May 7, 2010, celebrated with Father John and Father William Shaw, cousins of Father Schoenberg. The couple has been blessed to renew their vows each year wherever they have been.Gary has lived his entire life in the Moxee, Wash. and Yakima, Wash. area. Gary, now retired, was self employed owning Lincoln Avenue Car Wash and Yakima Oil. The couple will celebrate their anniver-sary with a family gathering on Father’s Day. The couple has four children–Dora (Gary) Swart of Chehalis, Wash.; Garth (Angela) of Moxee, Wash.; Greg (Norma) of Yakima, Wash.; and Steve (Lori) of Yakima, Wash. They have nine grandchildren–Erin at the University of Texas; Kelsey and Alyssa at Washington State University; Shannon of Spokane, Wash.; Gregory at The Seattle Art Institute; Trent at Central Washington University; RuthAnn, Nicholas, and Katrina all in high school.
Lily Sigler is excited to announce the engagement of her father, Shane Sigler to Abby Gargett. Abby and Shane were engaged on January 30, 2015 at 8,000 feet, in a four-seated Piper Cherokee airplane while flying home from an Eric Church concert in Spokane. Abby is the daughter of Larry Gargett and Laurie (Hauser) Krause both of Yakima, Wash. Abby attended Eisenhower High School and graduated from Yakima Valley Community College with an Associate of Arts and Sciences in Radiologic Technology. Shane is the son of the late and dearly missed Cam and Sue Sigler. He grew up on Vashon Island, Wash., attended Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Wash. and then graduated from University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He later attended the University of Washington, Medex Physician Assistant program. Abby and Shane proudly work at Orthopedics Northwest in Yakima, Wash. where they fi rst met. Their wedding is planned for September 19, 2015 at Sawyer Gardens in Wapato, Wash.
Jack and Myrna Beeson of Yakima celebrated their 60th anniversary. They were married April 6th, 1955 in Yakima, Wash. where they have lived most of their lives. The couple has five children, eleven grand-children and eleven great-grandchildren. A South Pacific cruise is planned for the fall to celebrate.
Charles and Kelli Sundborg are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cindy Sundborg to Matthew Lewis, son of Stephen and Sharon Lewis.
Cindy is a graduate of West Valley High School in Yakima, Wash. and University of Portland in Portland, Ore. Matthew attended Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, Ore. and Santa Clara University in Calif.
Christina Faye Mollett and Jerod B. Hill of Yakima are excited to announce their engagement!
The bride is the daughter of Carrie King and Glenn Campbell, both of Yakima, Wash.
The groom is the son of Valerie Hill and the late Pat Hill, both of Yakima,
Christina is a Massage Therapist and Esthetician at Serenity Day Spa and Jerod works in the construction field both for Barton & Sons and Apple Tree Construction. The happy couple will celebrate their wedding day on June 27, 2015.
Dr. Katie Pottratz and Josh Bertheas were married September 6, 2014 at Naches Heights Vineyard. Adam Running (Katie’s cousin) officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Tony and Melody Pottratz of Tieton, Wash. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and A.T. Still University in Mesa, Ariz. with a doctorate degree in Audiology. She is employed at Yakima Hearing and Speech Center.
The groom is the son of Jo hn Bertheas of the Nile and LuAnn Harris of Selah, Wash. He is a firefighter for the Selah Fire Department.
The maid of honor was Jill Pottratz, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Amanda Baughman, Laura Roberts, Abby Timm and Mia Pendergrass.
The best man was Adalberto Estrada, childhood friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Bradon Lambert, Kyle Miller, Dan Gabbard and Torin Antijunti.
The couple honeymooned in Victoria, B.C and are at home in Selah, Wash.
Chuck Gall and Barbara Clark, both of Bickleton, plan to marry April 16 at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Chuck farmed and later retired from the Klickitat County Road Department. Barbara, also retired, was a teacher at Bickleton, Roosevelt and Mabton Schools. They will make their home at Cleveland. A reception to celebrate the marriage, will be hosted by their children on Sunday, April 19 from 2-4 PM at the fellowship hall of the Bickleton Church. All are welcome to come and visit. (Please no gifts)