Leland Gipson and Janice Gregg were married on June 13, 1954. Leland was a Heavy Equipment Operator at the Yakima Firing Center and retired from there after 33 years. Janice was a fruit tree broker and was part owner at McCormick Fruit Tech. They have two children; Alan (Terrie) Gipson and Lorrie (John) Evans and six grandchildren; Chad (Erin), Holly (Chris) and Jaimie (Drew) Gipson, Michelle (Paul) Massey, Brandon (Megan) and Joshua Evans, three great grandchildren; Brynn and Allie Gipson, and Bennett Massey.They will be having a family BBQ, Saturday, June 14 at the Gipson home, hosted by their children. Following the BBQ will be a family gathering in Nevada
Dean and Sharon Wohl are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 9, 1984 in Yakima. They met the day before Mount St. Helens blew! Dean is employed by DFS as a Diesel Mechanic and Sharon is employed by the Yakima County Prosecutor’s office. The couple has two children, Jeremy and Janine Wohl, both of Yakima. Dean and Sharon will celebrate with a dinner/party hosted by their children. They will also celebrate with family and friends on a cruise to Alaska.
Ronnie and Penny Raver will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary. Ronnie Raver and Penny Schneider were married June 11, 1959. They are enjoying retirement at this time. They had three children Cheryl Ann, Ronald and Dawnica, four grandchildren; Austin, Spencer, Skyler, and Kami Jo, two great-grandchildren; Elaina and Zoey.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Henning of Selah and Mr. and Mrs. Andy Rivard of Yakima are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Briana Colleen Henning to Drew John Rivard.The bride to be is a student in the WSU Nursing Program and the future groom is a student at Perry Technical School. Both are employed at Fred Meyer.The wedding is planned for June 20, 2014 at Holy Rosary Church in Moxee, WA.
George Hawes and Sherry Tjarnberg were married on June 7, 1969. They both live in Harrah, Washington. George and Sherry are both retired. George worked for Tiin-Ma Logging and Powell Construction. He also enjoys golfing and yard work. Sherry worked for the Mt. Adams School District. She enjoys cooking and baking. They have two children, Carrie Blythe (Scott) and Marcy Sanchez (Rudy). They also have four grandchildren, Drew Blythe, Ellie Blythe, Gabby Sanchez and Noah Sanchez. Both enjoy spending time with the family and traveling.The family is celebrating their anniversary with a trip to Maui this summer. Thank you Mom and Dad for all you do, we love you!
Kathryn and Richard Craig of Wapato will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner hosted by their children and grandchildren today at their home. Richard Craig and Kathryn Fiander were married June 8, 1974, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in White Swan. They are lifelong area residents. Mrs. Craig is an administrative officer at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Toppenish. She has worked 39 years for the BIA. Mr. Craig is retired. The couple has four sons and one daughter; Gabriel and Cheryl of Yakima; Anthony and Chelsea of Tulalip; Ryan and Noelle of Wapato; Kateri of Wapato and Shawn of Wapato. The family includes 12 grandchildren.
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.