It all started in a WSU chemistry lab and Coke date …
Richard and Trudy (Langmas) Cargill recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married upon Rich’s return from the Navy on the first day of spring, March 20, 1954, in the Congreagational Church in Pullman, WA.
They have been long-time Yakima, WA residents. They both enjoyed successful careers in Yakima – Richard a long time ag teacher at YVCC, and Trudy an RN at St. Elizabeth’s hospital. The Cargill family will celebrate wtih an Alaskan cruise this summer.
They have four daughters: Karen (John) Rasmussen, Laura (Dan) Wodrich, Nacy (Rick) Orozco and Jana (Tony) Kirschner. Rich and Trudy proudly have 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, who reside in WA state.
Mom and Dad – God has blessed us all though your great example of marriage!
Ray and Jean Curtis (Stratton) were married on April 4th, 1964 at Ridgeview Assembly of God in Spokane, WA. Ray is originally from Cleveland, OH and Jean from Lake Stevens, WA. They met when Ray was in the Air Force stationed at Spokane. Ray retired after 23 years and nine months from Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he worked as a Building Superintendent. Jean held some part-time jobs but was primarily a housewife, mother and caregiver. The couple has four children: Jack (Joi) Curtis, Debbie (Scott) Roberts, Cheryl (Vern) Mulford, and Annette Curtis (Jerrod Brash). They also have eight grandchildren: Allie, Amanda, Russell, Jesse, Nikki Sue, Caleb, Veronica and Blake. They have two great-granddaughters, Alicia and Eloise. Their children are planning an open house to celebrate, and all are welcome. It will take place on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm at Ahtanum Valley Assembly of God at 7803 Ahtanum Rd.
Mary LaBissoniere and Eric Rothlisberger were married on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church in Seattle. A reception followed on Lake Union aboard the MV Skansonia.
Mary is the daughter of Jeff and Leanne LaBissoniere of Yakima. She graduated from Selah High School in 2006 and earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and economics from the University of Washington in 2010. She is employed as a senior actuarial analyst for Trupanion in Seattle.
Eric is the son of Marie Rothlisberger of Friday Harbor and Patrick Rothlisberger of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He graduated from Friday Harbor High School in 2006 and earned a bachelor of science degree in economics and a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from the University of Washington in 2010. He is employed as a portfolio analyst for Vulcan in Seattle. Mary’s sisters, Carmen LaBissoniere and Laura LaBissoniere Miller, served as her maid and matron of honor.
Her bridesmaids were Megan Cyr, Britni Babington, Bernadette Schmitt, and Emily Rothlisberger. Eric’s oldest brother, Matthew Rothlisberger, served as best man. The groomsmen were Casey Rothlisberger, Nick Harter, Ryan Warbis, Chris Sherman, and Lars Lian.
After a honeymoon in France, Switzerland and Croatia, the Rothlisbergers live on a houseboat moored in Lake Union.
Mr. Marvin Richards and Mrs. Lorrie Christie of Yakima, WA announce the engagement of their daughter, Ciarra Nicole Richards, to Sean Tyler Bruso, son of Norm and Edie Bruso of Yakima, WA.
The bride-to-be is receiving an Associate of Arts from YVCC. The future groom received an Associate of Arts from YVCC and is currently employed as a security guard for Whelan Security.
The wedding is planned for August 17, 2014, at Ritter Farms in Cle Elum , WA.
Rich and Marilee (Moses) Sinclair are celebrating 40 years of marriage! They met at Central Washington University and were married on March 30, 1974 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kalama, Washington.
They have three children: Kelsey Collins (Derek), Yakima WA; Jen Gamache, Yakima WA; and Kyle Sinclair (Elizabeth), Kirkland, WA. They also have four grandchildren; Kale, Lily, Noah, and Georgia. They enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and traveling wherever and whenever they can!
Thank you Mom and Dad, Nana and Papa for your love, support, and guidance. We love you very much and wish you a very happy 40th wedding anniversary!
Lawrence and Maria Roybal were married on April 4, 1964 at Saint Aloysius Catholic Church in Toppenish, Washington.
Fifty years later, they have two grown sons, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Sons; Lawrence Jr. and wife Heidi of Sammamish, Robert and wife Alicia of Yakima. Grandchildren; Kara and husband John Miller of Sammamish, Kayla and husband Chris De La Cruz of Kirkland, Miranda, Lisa, Ryan and Christian Roybal. Great grandchildren; Ella and Logan De La Cruz.
They will celebrate with a private dinner and family trip to Rome, Sicily, Paris, Lake Lucerne and London this summer.
Happy Anniversary we love you!
Jim and Doreen Gier announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Gier to Justin Peters, son of Darrell and Marie Peters. The bride-to-be is a student at YVCC and works as a Barista.
The groom-to-be is employed at Leingang Excavating.
An August wedding is planned at the Homestead.
Stacy Jolene Gardner and Adam Matthew-Ibach Kirschenmann joined their lives as one in a beautiful celebration on June 15, 2013. They were married at Holy Family Catholic Church by the Very Reverend Michael Ibach, cousin of the groom.
The happy parents of the couple are Russ and Jerri Gardner of Maple Valley and Mark and Toni Kirschenmann of Yakima. Jamie Gardner, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and Stacey Long, friend of the bride, was matron of honor. Nick Blanchard, friend of the groom, was best man. Other members of the bridal party included: Sydney Petyo, sister of the groom; Monica Bredwell, friend of the bride; Mia Kindle, friend of the bride; and Kari Kelder, cousin of the bride. Groomsmen were Andy Petyo, brother-in-law to the groom; Grant Guidinger, friend of the groom; TJ. Thomas, friend of the groom; Brot Traxinger, friend of the groom; and Cameron Standley, friend of the groom. Flower girls were Veronica Petyo, niece of the groom; Ava Fairbanks, cousin of the groom; and Brook Kindle, friend of the bride. The ring bearers were Trenton Petyo, nephew of the groom; and Tyson Fairbanks and Dominic Falcon, both cousins of the groom.
The bride graduated from Central Washington University. She is a 4th grade teacher for the Yakima School disctrict. The groom also graduated from Central Washington University and works for Costco’s ecommerce.
A reception, dinner and dance were held at Fon-taine Estates Winery.
Larry and Connie Hauver celebrated their 40th anniversary with a surprise party put on by their boys and families at the Terrace Heights Grange on Saturday, March 15th.
Larry Hauver and Connie Kopp were married March 16, 1974 at the now East Valley Reformed Church. They are lifelong Moxee residents and were classmates throughout their school years…but not high-school sweethearts! The chemistry sparked between the two when they were 21, while Larry was working for Connie’s dad doing farm work…and the rest is history!
Larry and Ed became farming partners until Ed retired and Larry moved into a different part of the farming world selling farm machinery at Yakima Implement, where he still works today. Connie has spent her working career at different departments with Yakima County, cur-rently working within the County Road Dept.
Larry and Connie felt fortunate that their parents were social friends, so all holidays and special occasions were spent with the families together. They enjoy spending time with their horses and are active in the competitive sports of ranch-sorting and team-penning, now with son Justin and grandson Carson. Connie also helps put on the annual “Sort-4-the-Cause” Ranch Sorting Fun’d-raiser Event that supports local charities. Time spent with their two children and their families is always enjoyed: Brandon (Lyndsey) Hauver, with grandsons Camden & Lukas in Moxee; and Justin (Kendra) Hauver, with grandson Carson (who live on Larry’s late parents’ property in rural Moxee).
Maryanne and Richard Kayla are announcing the 50th Anniversary of their wedding day. the couple met at Seattle University, and settled in Yakima where they have made their home for 45 years.
The ‘youngsters’ were married in Prineville, OR on March 21, 1964 and have three children: Matthew, Jackie and Joanna, who all graduated from West Valley Schools and all live on the west side of the State. We are proud of their endeavors in the business world.
Matt has two of our four wonderful grandchildren: Joshua and Jenny; and Jackie has two: Tristine and Jeremy.
After returning from a trip to Cabo San Lucas recently, they plan to take a trip South to wherever the road takes them, and get together with all the kids and grandkids sometime this summer.
Maryanne is retired; Rich continues to run a copier office here in Yakima.
50 years have passed, and they are renewing for another 50.
Wally and Dorothy (Carter) Wood were married March 21, 1944 in Waterloo, Iowa.
They have one son, David (Trish) Wood of Camp Verde, Arizona; two grandchildren, Tracy Unser of Yakima and Ken Wood of Graham, WA; and four great-grandchildren.
Wally retired in 1981 after 35 years with Pacific Northwest Bell and Cowiche Telephone Company. Dorothy was a homemaker.
They are enjoying their retirement years at Living Care Retirement Community in Yakima.
Cheryl L. Stevens and Scott K. Bell were married October 4, 2013 in Burlington, VT.
The bride is the daughter of Carol Hamlin of Winoski, VT and Robert Stevens of Hyde Park, VT. The groom is the son of Kristine K. Bell of Yakima, WA and Kerrel Dean Bell of Seattle, WA.
Tracy Hughes was the matron of honor and Erik Bell was the best man. The bride graduated from Colorado Mt. College and the groom graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN and is currently manager of Marabou Ranch in Steamboat Springs, CO.
The couple is at home in Steamboat Springs, CO.
Paul and Terri Derrick of Yakima along with Robert and Susan Keith of Selah are excited to announce the engagement of their children Hayley Ann Derrick to Daryn Robert Keith.
The two will be wed at Fontaine Estates Winery in Naches, Washington on the longest day of the year, June 21st.
The couple will exchange their vows during an outdoor evening ceremony followed by a joyful reception.
Wayne and Julie Montgomery’s first date was on January 1, 1979 and they were married on March 3, 1979 at Faith Lutheran Church in Ronan, Montana. Thirty-five years later, they have four grown daughters and nine grandchildren: Sara & husband Greg Jones of Spokane (Aubrey, Nathan, Dane, Johanna); KayLynn & husband David Brandon of Seattle (Claire, Samuel, John); Lianna and husband Matthew Sackmann of Yakima (Jacob, Baby-On-The-Way); and Hannah and husband Brett Taylor of Bellevue.
Wayne, Julie, and daughters moved from Montana to Yakima in 1987. Wayne has worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Food Facility Engineering since their move and Julie has worked full-time as a Mom/Grandma-Extraordinaire as well as a lifelong caretaker to many.
They will celebrate with a trip to the San Juan Islands this spring. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad! We love you!
It is with excitement we announce Kathryn Michelle Manjarrez, the daughter of Mark and Debra Manjarrez, is to be married to Rafael De León III, the son of Rafael & Narce De León Jr., in August of 2014. The celebration will take place in Yakima, WA.