Through the grace of God, Don & Marilyn Immel joyfully celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at a reception hosted by their three children, Victor Immel, Faye Fulton, and Kimberly Cooper on May 17th. They were married on May 30th, 1964 in Sunnyside WA, and have lived and worked the past 50 years in Yakima. They have been blessed with ten grandchildren who, all but one, live in Yakima. A trip to Alaska is planned for later this summer.
Ralph J. and Judy Stevenson Kauzlarich were married on June 13, 1964 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, in Yakima, WA. Following their honeymoon, they moved to Astoria, Oregon where they started their adventure with Pacific Power and Light Co. Joe was hired as an electrical engineer and Judy taught 5th grade for the Astoria School District. From there they had the privilege of living and working in several communities in Pacific Power Land. They were transferred to Yakima, Portland, OR., Walla Walla, WA., Coos Bay, OR., Libby, MT., Grants Pass, OR. and back to Yakima.
In 1998, Joe retired as the Area Manager after 36 years of dedicated service. Judy was mostly a stay-at-home Mom raising their four children. She worked as a substitute teacher in several locations and taught religious education as well as English as a Second Language. They have made a mini-farm east of Moxee, their permanent home. Joe and Judy will celebrate their 50th anniversary with their wedding party at a Mass where they will renew their vows, followed by a special dinner. They will also spend several relaxing days at Sun River hosted by the Daywitt Family.
The couple has four children: Col. Ralph (Stephanie) Kauzlarich of San Antonio, Texas; Frank (Kelli) Kauzlarich of Kalispell, Montana; Suzanne (Evan) Daywitt of Grants Pass, OR.; and Wayne (Danielle) Kauzlarich of Central Point, OR. They have ten grandchildren: Brittney Kauzlarich of Missoula, Montana; Corey Kauzlarich US Army, Special Ops, Fort Campbell, KY.; Alexandria, Jacob, and Garret Kauzlarich of San Antonio, Texas; Kye, Josie, and Chloe Daywitt of Grants Pass, OR.; Kenzie and Kelton Kauzlarich of Central Point, OR.
Carrie Clark, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Christopher and Patty Clark of West Valley, was married to Patrick Buffinton, son of Christopher and Barb Buffington of Montrose, PA, on September 14, 2013 at Fontaine Estates Winery.
Emily Clark, sister of the bride, served as Maid of Honor and Chris Buffington, father of the groom, served as Best Man.
The bride is a graduate of West Valley High School, and graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Business degree. Carrie is currently pursuing her Registered Nurse license at Shoreline Community College.
The groom graduated from Renseelaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, where he studied Materials Engineering and earned his Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Central Florida. He has worked as a Materials Engineer at Boeing in Seattle for ten years, currently in the landing gear group.
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His mercy endures forever. Lawrence Boltz and Virginia Ewald were married on May 22, 1949 in Yakima and are still living in the home Dad built for them that same year. Happy 65th Anniversary, Mom and Dad. God continue to bless you as you have been a rich and loving blessing to many.
- Wanda, Liz, Lorraine and Families.
Bill and Julie Klutts of Wapato are excited to announce the engagement of their son, Greg, to Victoria Mullen, daughter of Bill and Sonda (Washines) Mullen, also of Wapato. Greg is a 2010 graduate of Wapato high school and is employed by Yakima County Fire District #5 as a dispatcher and firefighter. Victoria is a 2009 graduate also of Wapato high school and will be attending YVCC’s dental program. She is employed by Yakama Nation Legends Casino. The couple is planning a June 28, 2014 garden wedding at Le Jardin in Zillah.
Leonard and Darlene Bisel of Selah will celebrate their 60th anniversary. Leonard Bisel and Darlene Hayner were married June 7, 1954. Both are retired. They have two children; Lori May (Steve) Hill and Lynette Marie (Les) Denison of Selah. They also have nine grandchildren all of Selah.
Al & Judy Martinsen will celebrate 50 years of God’s blessings on their marriage with an Open House in the courtyard of their home, 101 No. 58th Ave. in Yakima. Friends are invited to join them on Saturday, June 7th from 1 to 4 PM. Come casual, no gifts, no program. The Martinsens have lived in the Ellensburg and Yakima areas since 1981, where they owned and operated ServiceMaster Clean franchises until their retirement in 2010. Al & Judy have two children, Jim, who went to Heaven in 2005 and Tami (Jon) Miller and 4 grandchildren, Allison, Erik, Braeden, and Carson Miller, all of Whitefish, MT. The couple plans an anniversary trip to Kenya in September.
Jeff and Diane Schafer are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Schafer to Stephen Fouts, son of Dan Fouts and Becky Fouts. Holly is a Financial Service Specialist for the Department of Social and Health Services. Stephen is an Installation Foreman with McKinney Glass. The wedding is planned for August 2, 2014, at the Yakima Arboretum.
John & Ruth (Yocham) Wilkinson of Yakima, WA, were married on June 4th, 1944 in Peel, Arkansas. They moved to the Cowiche/Tieton area in 1948. John retired from Strand Orchards in 1991, but couldn’t stay away and returned to help for a few more years. Ruth worked for Strand Apples for many years before staying at home to be a housewife and help farm their family orchard.
They have three children, Wayne Wilkinson, Sue (Wilkinson) McCorkindale, Joan (Wilkinson) Amos, all of Yakima. They have eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
Thank you Mom & Dad for being an honorable example of marriage for us and many others to follow. We love, respect, and cherish the values of hard work, honesty, and generosity you’ve taught us that it takes to build a strong marriage and family.
Larry and Kenda Peckman of Selah are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Peckman, to Andrew Grimm. Brooke is a graduate of Selah High School and is completing her Bachelors Degree in Interior Design at Bellevue College. Andrew is the son of Kevin and Julie Grimm of Bothell and Joe and Diane Gates of Kirkland. Andrew is a graduate of Juanita High School in Kirkland and the University of Washington; he is currently working as an Internal Auditor. A September 6, 2014 wedding is planned in Seattle.
Dana and Brian Reierson and Dawn and Dustin Ramsey are delighted to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of Courtnie and Kristopher on June 20, 2014. The wedding ceremony will take place at First Baptist Church, Yakima, followed by dinner and celebration at the State Fair Room.
Kyle J. Clifton and Julie C. Van Stralen have announced their engagement.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Richard and Judy Van Stralen of Federal Way, Washington. She is a graduate of City University of Seattle with a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. She is a 3rd grade teacher in Federal Way, Washington.The groom-to-be is the son of Jim and Lorri Clifton of Selah, Washington. He is pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology Administrative Management at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.The couple is planning a July 19, 2014 wedding in Browns Point, Washington.
Max and Beverly (Hill) Gabbard celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Oahu, Hawaii. Max and Bev were married May 10, 1954 in Yakima, Washington. They own Max Gabbard Construction. They have four sons, Randy (Sue), Ray (Dorothy), Ryan (Shiela), Reid (Laura) and one daughter, Renell (Pat). They also have nine grandchildren, and about a gazillion great grandchildren.Thank you Dad and Mom for all you’ve done and for all you do. Two people could not be loved more than the two of you.
Together with their families, Pamela Jackson and Alfred Collier are happy to announce their engagement. A July 4th wedding at First Baptist Church in Yakima is planned. Both work for Sun Tower Retirement in Yakima.
Bill and Barbara (Duley) Richards of Selah, Washington, were married on May 10, 1969 at Crook’s Memorial United Methodist Church in Yorktown, Virginia. Bill retired from U.S. Navy as ETCS (SS) in 1977. During that time, he served in VP-1 out of Whidbey Island, on the USS Charles Adams, on two submarines: the USS Woodrow Wilson (7 1/2 years) and the USS Tecumseh. They have been living in the Yakima area since 1978.
In 2007 Bill retired from Perry Technical Institute, where he taught Instrumentation I for 22 years. Barbara was a Sign Language Interpreter for both Toppenish School District and Yakima School District until she retired in 2008. They are both members of the Woodrow Wilson Association, and Bill is a member of the Yakima Submarine Veterans Association.
They have two children, Charlie Richards and Christina (Richards) Swindler, and two grandchildren, Zadie and Kevin Swindler, all of Yakima. Bill and Barbara will be taking an anniversary trip in the near future.