William N. and Jeanne Marie Coursey of Grandview will observe their 50th wedding anniversary next Thursday. Bill and Jeanne Marie Gervais were married on October 23, 1964, at the Catholic Church of the Assumption in Seattle. Bill flew for Helicopter Services of Yakima and is retired from his upholstery shop. Jeanne Marie helped in the family business and is retired from Ray E. Powell Museum in Grandview. They have two children; Michele J. (Shawn) McGhuey and Christopher Coursey. A celebration with their children is planned for a later date.
Jerome Riel and Eileen Desserault were married October 24, 1964 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Moxee, Washington. Jerome graduated from White Swan High School, and then served four years in the Coast Guard prior to returning to the family farm, Double “R” Hop Ranch in Harrah to raise hops, apples and grapes. Eileen graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in Yakima, St. Peter’s School of Nursing in Olympia, and worked for a short time as an LPN in Yakima and Harrah before raising four children in Harrah. The couple has four children: Kevin/Theresa Riel, Kriss/Steve Zerr, and Karen/Randy Rice all of Yakima, and Keith/Dawn Riel of Harrah. They also have 13 grandchildren. A renewal of vows and celebration is planned for a later date.
Norman (Buck) and Jeanne Richardson celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary October 20th, 2014. This union is a testament to love, commitment, dedication and family. Norm and Jeanne have made Yakima their home. Norm served in the U.S. Navy, worked for United Builders in the 60’s and 70’s, and then went to work for Pepsi and the Noel Corporation. Jeanne retired from AT&T and then worked many years at the Hostess Thrift Store in Yakima. Norm and Jeanne have three children and eight grandchildren; Lisa Wagner of La Quinta, California, (Jamie and Kelly) Jeff Richardson of Yakima, (Nicole, Tanner, Hannah and Molly) and Jill Benetti of Yakima, (Dalton and Landon) “Love is a many-splendored thing…”
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Jacobs married October 21, 1949 celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary October 18, 2014 with a family dinner at their home. The couple has three daughters, Rononna Cook (David), Nita Mochel (Mark) and Polly Messenger (Chuck), Seven grandchildren Heather Sides (Randy), Travis Glenn (Rhonda), Teresa Messenger, Heidi Holmes (Scott), Christy Parry (Travis), Jerrod Holmes (Lindsey) and Jennifer Messenger and eleven great grandchildren Garrett and Evan Sides, Sage, Owen, and Jake Glenn, Mason and Carter Chapman, Kaily and Blahne Shuman, Grace and Dylan Parry, and soon to be number twelve in February 2015. Ron and Karlene retired from Shields Bag and Printing in the early 1990’s and wintered in Yuma up until three years ago and have made their Yakima home permanent ever since.
Cheryl L. Elliott and Kevin D. Helmka are pleased to announce their marriage. The wedding was on August 30, 2014 at the Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas. The bride is the daughter of Virginia Civello. She is currently employed as a Certified Medical Assistant at Naches Medical Clinic. The groom is the son of Stanley Helmka. He is currently employed as a certified Diesel Technician at Mobile Fleet Service. The couple is now at home in Selah.
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to Tom and Nancy Pritchard! From all of your Family. We love you and wish you many more happy years together!
Robert (Bob) and Edna Golob celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Bob Golob and Edna Hedden married October 9, 1954 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sunnyside, Washington. They have lived and worked on Golob Dairy in Granger, Washington for the past 60 years. On October 17, they will celebrate their anniversary with a dinner at the Birchfield Manor, Yakima, Washington, hosted by their children. The couple has six children; Paul (Jan) Golob, Keith (Joyce) Golob, Kevin (Elaine) Golob of Granger, Charles (Elida) Golob of Palouse, Jeff (Janet) Golob of Zillah, and Mary (James) Klarich of Wapato. They have 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Happy Anniversary Lyle and Suzy Bond on your 67th wedding anniversary on October 6, 1947. We are all blessed to have such amazing parents. Love from your daughter. -Jenean
Dave and Denise Barthel recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Dave Barthel and Denise Pedersen were married September 30th, 1989. Dave is a buyer at Horizon Distribution. Denise is an RN at Living Care Centers.They celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Waikoloa, on the big island of Hawaii.
Maria Cisneros-Barajas of Connell, Washington and Brandon Noel Duncan of Connell, Washington, were married July 12, 2014, in Prosser, Washington at the Walter Clore Event Center which included an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception indoors. The bride is the daughter of Maria de Jesus Cisneros of Connell, Washington. The groom is the son of Noel and Charolett Duncan of Prosser, Washington. The bride is a graduate of Palouse Junction High School in Connell, Washington and the groom is a graduate from Wapato High School in Wapato, Washington. Maria is employed as an optician apprentice in Connell, Washington and Brandon is employed by Americold Logistics. After a honeymoon trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, the couple is making their home in Connell, Washington.
Mrs. Lucinda Bill is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Valetta Bill, to Jose Murillo. An October wedding is planned. Valetta is the daughter of Lucinda Bill of Wapato, WA, and the late Johnny Bill Jr. Jose is the son of Jesus Murillo of Paso Robles, CA, and the late Dawn Murillo.The couple resides in Harrah, WA.
Jan and Ray Clayton recently celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary. They were married in Yakima on July 17, 1970. Their anniversary activities included a drive-by of the house where in 1966 Ray first met Jan to provide transportation to a church caroling party, also a stop at a second house where they became engaged and later married, and a short visit to the tiny apartment where they lived after they were married. Afterwards they attended “Les Miserables,” the fabulous play at the Akin Center Theatre on 24th Avenue. Finally they had a late dinner at Miner’s Restaurant, where their order number matched their anniversary year. The Claytons have resided in Toppenish since 1974, where they raised their 11 children.
Bob and Sandy White of Wapato are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.Their children are hosting an event from 1:00pm-4:00pm at the Yakima Arboretum and would like to welcome family and friends to celebrate with them. Bob White and Sandy Payment were married October 10, 1964 in Yakima. They have made Wapato their home. Bob has owned and operated Bob’s OK Barber Shop for over 50 years. Sandy retired from Wapato School District after working with students for 30 years.They have two children: Janean (Gary) Gasseling of Wapato and Ron White of Yakima. They have three grandsons: Jordan, Luke and Shane White.
Ron Babbitt and Linda Babbitt celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows at a reception for family and friends at the Broadmoor Park club house on October 4, 2014. Ron Babbitt and Linda Bright were married on October 3, 1964, at the Harrah Brethren Church. Ron retired as a Licensed Optician from LensCrafters. Linda is retired from Yakima Beauty Supply. They have two children: Ron Jr. (Bri) Babbitt and Rhonda (Tony) St. George. They also have four grandchildren: Avery, Vicki and Emi Babbitt and Gracie St. George.
Kaley Dawn Adams of Prosser, WA, and Zachary Lee Deffinbaugh of Great Falls, MT, were married July 19th, 2014, in Goose Prairie, WA. Pastor Gary Rohde of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grandview officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Rick and Ann Adams of Prosser, WA. She was attended by Maids of Honor Brooke Adams and Tony Lynn Adams.
The groom is the son of Beth Thomas and Dave Deffinbaugh of Great Falls, MT. Bobby Vinson and Nate Paulick were his groomsmen.
The bride is a graduate of Prosser High School and Washington State University with a Bachelor’s degree in education. The groom graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, with a Bachelor’s in nursing degree. He is also a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Reserves. The couple is currently residing in Colorado Springs.