Thanks for 50 Years!
Gary W. Hanna and Janice Rath were married October 21, 1978, at Central Lutheran Church of Yakima. They met in a home ec. class while attending Selah High School.
Gary graduated in 1975 and Janice graduated in 1978, both from Selah High School.
They have 2 daughters: Jennifer (Josh) McClanathan with 5 children of Anchorage, Alaska, and Julie (Ryan) Muir with 2 children of Yakima.
Gary is the Deputy Chief of the Selah Fire Dept, and Janice operates Toddlers Inn Daycare of Selah.
The couple plans to celebrate their anniversary with a trip to St. Lucia with some very cherished friends.
Vince and Dolores LaCoursiere celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 12th with renewal of vows at St. Paul Cathedral followed by a reception at St. Paul Cathedral School cafeteria. The events were hosted by their children.
Dolores Cyr and Vince LaCoursiere were married after he returned from the Korean War on Oct. 3, 1953, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. They are lifelong residents of the Yakima area.
Dolores retired as a receptionist for Valley Eye Associates and Vince retired as a road and bridge inspector for Yakima County Public Works.
They have four children: Chuck (Julie) LaCoursiere, Terry (John) Shumaker, Marilee (Lloyd) Bennett all of Yakima; and John (Stacy) LaCoursiere of Moxee. They also have 18 grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren and one on the way.
God has showered many blessings on us for which we are very thankful.
Stan and Anita (Huetson) Maas will celebrate 50 years of marriage. They were married in their hometown of Sunnyside, WA, on October
They remained in Sunnyside for several more years until purchasing a grape vineyard in 1969 and moving to Grandview, WA. They’ve farmed for 44 years and continue to farm.
They have three sons and daughters-in-law: Dean and wife Jill Maas and grandchildren Jason and Nicole of Marysville, WA; Kevin and Meg Maas and grandchildren Katherine and Nicholas of Kennewick, WA; Greg and Crystal Maas and grandchildren Chase and Alaina of Moxee, WA.
They’ve enjoyed 21 years of square dancing, many years of camping and hiking with friends and family and having fun with the six grandchildren.
Dany and Sheila Adolf will celebrate their 50th Wedding anniversary on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Their children will be hosting a reception in their honor that day at Cascade Gardens in Yakima. As part of the celebration, Dany and Sheila will be renewing their wedding vows before their close family and friends. The couple has three children: Scott (Theresa) Adolf of Wenatchee, Alan (Vernita) Adolf of Yakima, and Diane (Kevin) Sybouts of Yakima. The couple also has 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Dany and Sheila were married at Faith Lutheran Church in Toppenish. Both graduated from Wapato High School. They were high school sweethearts.
Dany retired from GE Aviation in 2010 after 46 years of service with the company. Sheila also retired in 2010 from the Wapato School District after 31 years of service. The couple has always made the Yakima valley their home.
A pre-anniversary gift from their children sent the couple on a week-long Alaskan cruise in August.
Delbert and Francis Harris will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 2 with an open house at their home
between 4-7 p.m. Family and friends are invited to stop by and celebrate with Del and Fran.
Delbert Harris and Francis Lea were married on Halloween, October 31, 1953. Del and Fran met in Prosser where Fran lived and went to high school. Del lived and went to high school in the Tieton/Cowiche area.
In 1962 they moved from Yakima to Selah, where they still reside.
Del was in the car business for 50 years. He was part owner of Harris & Allen Used Cars until 1981. At that time he opened Del Harris Motors. Fran was the bookkeeper of the business until they retired.
Del and Fran have 2 children, Diana Harris-Deatherage and Mike Harris, 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Bud Pannell and Cecilia (Mailloux) Pannell were married at St. Paul’s Catholic Cathedral October 10, 1953. This all started when Cecilia asked Bud to be her senior prom date in 1951. From then on she knew he was the one.
Bud retired from Boise Cascade after forty-one years. Cecilia retired from the Selah School District after having enjoyed her many years of tutoring young students in the reading program at John Campbell Elementary School.
Like most parents, Bud and Cecilia’s lives to a great degree centered around raising their three sons: Mike (Olympia), Steve (Selah), and Jeff (Siri) (Redmond). Attending sporting events, family vacations and just spending time together are some of their fondest memories. Their current focus and joy can be found when being with their three grandchildren: Chris, Aniston and Audrina, and three greatgrandchildren: Kaiden and twin girls Payton and Mackenzie.
The couple plans to celebrate their anniversary at an upcoming dinner with their family at the Space Needle in Seattle and a trip to Hawaii in the spring – if they can be talked into it by their family.
Jim Scoggins and Bonnie Meyers were married in Seattle October 18, 1963, when both were students at the University of Washington.
Jim was a high school English teacher for several years, including three years at Zillah High School, where he also coached basketball. He began a 30-year career as a sportswriter in 1969 and retired in 1998 after 27 years as sports editor of the Yakima Herald-Republic.
He served seven years on the Yakima School Board, first elected in 2001.
A reluctant homemaker in their early married years, Bonnie got her chance to work in the mid-70’s and became a social studies teacher at Eisenhower High School, retiring in 2007 after 31 years, all at Ike. She coached the Cadet girls tennis team for 13 years, leading them to a state title in 1990 and a second-place state finish in 1993. She escorted Ike student groups on month-long summer trips to Europe more than 20 times.
In retirement they dote on their grandchildren, play a little bridge, Bonnie plays tennis year-round, and they travel to Europe as often as she can convince Jim to go, and sometimes she goes without him.
They have three children: Andrea of Everett, Jordan (Cathy) of Wilsonville, Ore., and Garrett of Santa Monica, Calif. They have four adorable grandchildren: Haley, Katie, Ben and Lincoln.
They celebrated their anniversary with a family trip to Hawaii.
Fred and Dorothy Rollinger were married October 8, 1947, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sunnyside, WA. They met at a Christmas
Holiday Dance Bazaar at Belma Grange Hall.
Fred and Dorothy farmed in Sunnyside and Benton City and later purchased the grocery store in Cowiche. They lived in Dewey, AZ, from 1997 to 2005. Their 65th anniversary party was given by their nine children and families last year at Ahtanum Youth Park Barn. Hosting the celebration were Virginia (Bill) Seifert, Spokane; Mona (Larry) Waisanen, Las Vegas; Gary (Jewel) Mesquite, NV; Ken (Cindy), Yakima; Barbara (Gerhard) Hoerger, Nuremburg, Germany; Joanne (Jack) Carstens, Spokane; Theresa (Roger) Kilpartick, Yakima; Tom (Debbie), Reno, NV; Bev (Kerry) Kirkevold, Selah. They also have 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Thank you mom and dad for sharing your blessed and wonderful life together with us.
Bruce and Pat Eyer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on February 9th. Bruce Eyer and Patricia Ann Husa were married February 9th, 1962 at the Methodist Church in Lewiston, Idaho. They celebrated their anniversary last summer with a family trip to Maui.
Mr. Eyer retired from the Yakima School District. The couple lived in Yakima for over thirty years. They now reside in Longview, WA.
They have two children, Allison Matthews of Yakima and Angela Eyer-Harder of Hayes, Virginia. They also have two grandchildren, Rachel and Steven.
Karen and Tim Bernhardt of Yakima announce the engagement of their son Nick, to Leslie Rossman. She is the daughter of Allen and Debbie Rossman of Woodinville, WA. Nick and Leslie met in 2007 while working together at Red Robin and finishing their degrees.
The bride-to-be graduated from Woodinville High School and is a graduate of Western Washington University. She is currently employed as a Registered Nurse at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, WA.
The bridegroom-to-be graduated from Eisenhower High School and obtained a double major in Finance and Accounting from Western Washington University. He is currently employed as a CPA with Moss Adams LLC in Seattle, WA.
A September wedding is planned at Lord Hill Farms in Snohomish, WA.
Jack Holmes of Yakima was married to Darleen Norton, of Othello, a wonderful Christian woman, on November 5, 2011. Jack has resided in Yakima since 1958 and was widowed after 62 years of marriage. He was chief engineer at Kwik Lok Corp., retiring in 1994. Jack has four children.
After 55 years of marriage, Darleen was widowed in 2006. She and her husband raised seven children. She worked for the Adams County planning department as Assistant Planner, Planner, and Manager of two water districts, retiring after 30 years.
They were married at Parkcenter Assembly of God in Boise. The wedding was a family event with everyone stepping in to participate. Jack’s son, Eugene Holmes was his best man, and Darleen’s daughter, Heidi Revard, was Matron of Honor. Two of Jack’s children provided the music and Darleen’s daughter-in-law, a judge, solemnized the marriage, with other family members helping to coordinate the event. There was even a case of mistaken identity where a confused interloper objected for a moment to the wedding but quickly apologized and exited the church. What began as a small wedding ballooned to include all of Darleen’s seven children, and many family members and friends who came together to celebrate this wonderful occasion with Jack and Darleen.
A reception followed the wedding, after which the wedding party and guests took a dinner train ride on the Thunder Mountain Line from Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. The wedding party enjoyed meeting the Western figures of General Custer and his entourage before boarding their private car to enjoy dinner and the Idaho countryside.
Jack and Darleen went on a three week honeymoon to Nevada and northern California, driving back to Washington along the California and Oregon coast. They are now residing at their home in Yakima.
Bill and Tillie Mondor of Yakima will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary February 4th with a party hosted by their daughters.
Bill Mondor and Tillie Will were married February 7th, 1947, at the home of the bridegroom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Mondor, in Yakima. They are lifelong area residents.
Mr. Mondor retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Mrs. Mondor retired from the Red Lion Motel.
The couple has four children, Kathy Valenzuela and Pam Holmberg, both of Yakima, Kristie Mann of Union Gap and Paulie Kennedy of Selah. They also have eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
Laura Beth Wiest and Christopher Peter Cooper were married July 9, 2011 at the Stone Church in Yakima. The bride is the daughter of David and Diane Wiest of Yakima. The bridegroom is the son of Thomas and Jeanette Cooper of Manchester, England.
The bride graduated from Eisenhower High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management and Information Systems from Seattle Pacific University. The groom received a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Theology from the University of Wales, United Kingdom and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Biblical Interpretation through London School of Theology.
Following a wedding trip to Orlando, Florida, they are at home in Yakima.
Alan and Nancy Hauff of Grafton, Illinois announce the engagement of their daughter, Gaibrielle Dionne Hauff to Zane Y. Bowen. He is the son of Paul and Linda Bowen of Granger, WA. And Sil and Dottie Cervantes of Grandview, WA.
The bride-to-be graduated from Eisenhower High School. She also graduated from YVCC with an AA degree and attended CWU. She is employed at the Yakima Herald-Republic. The bridegroom-to-be graduated from Grandview High School. He is employed at Milne Fruit in Prosser.
A June wedding is planned at the Sawyer House.