We, Jason Craig Rice and Consuelo Amelia Lucatero, are ecstatic to announce our engagement! We have found true, ever-lasting love with one another.
Starla Sue Dunn and Jay Alan Smith were married on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Apple Tree Resort in Yakima. A reception, dinner and dance followed at the Apple Tree Resort. Starla is the daughter of Kailan and Sue Dunn of Naches. She graduated from Naches Valley High School in 1995 and earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree and Bachelor of Science degrees in Architecture and Construction Management at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. She is currently a project manager for Turner Construction Co. in San Francisco, CA. Jay is the son of David A. Smith and Linda J. Setters of Columbus, Ohio.He graduated from Pleasant High School in Marion, Ohio. He became a member of the Iron Worker’s Union and is presently a senior project manager for Olson & Co. Steel in San Leandro, CA. Starla’s sister, Tanya George, did an amazing job as Officiant at the wedding. Tammy Lloyd, served as her maid of honor. Starla’s bridesmaids were Marissa Dunn, sister-in-law of the bride, Laurie Rummelhart, friend of the bride, Lorie Garcia, friend of the bride, Sandy Jimenez, friend of the bride, and Jadyn George, as junior bridesmaid, niece of the bride. The flower girl was Maya Morales, niece of the groom. Jim Johnson, friend of the groom, served as Jay’s best man. His groomsmen were Dave Smith, father of the groom, Kailan Dunn Jr., brother of the bride, Greg George, brother-in-law of the bride, Robert Malsack, friend of the groom, George Gonzales, friend of the groom and Adam Morales, as junior groomsman, nephew of the groom. The ring bearer was Gavin George, nephew of the bride, and the assistant ring bearer was Ethan Hall, nephew of the groom. After a honeymoon to Bermuda, the couple has made their home in San Francisco, CA.
Dennis Buchert and Deborah Youngblood were married June 21, 1969 in Yakima. Dennis worked at Dowty Aerospace, now GE for many years. Deborah has been a child care provider.They have two children: Chantelle (Johnny) McKinney and Brian Buchert, both of Yakima. They also have four grandchildren.They celebrated their anniversary early with a trip in March to Australia and cruise around New Zealand with family, and also attended a small family gathering recently.
Dan and Joyce (Merritt) Tucker of Moxee are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on June 20, 2014. They were married at Athanum Pioneer Church and have lived in the Yakima Valley since returning from Navy service in 1976. They have two sons; Jeremy (Marla), and kevin (Bri); three grandchildren; Preston, Greyson, and Alexis. Dan has worked for G.E. Aviation Yakima for nearly 29 years. Joyce has been a stay at home mom, social volunteer, and stay at home nanna, keeping the family glued together. Dan and Joyce will celebrate with a short trip to the Walla Walla area.
Bill and Shirley O’Hare of Yakima will celebrate their 45th anniversary with a trip to the Oregon Coast with their granddaughter. Bill O’Hare and Shirley Askins were married June 28, 1969 in Pullman Wash. They have lived in Yakima for 36 years. Mrs. O’Hare is the owner of Shirley’s Cakes and Mr. O’Hare is retired as a lieutenant with the Washington State Patrol. He owns and manages rental properties in the Yakima area. The couple have 2 children, Heather O’Hare of Las Vegas NV and Holli Radke of Yakima. They also have a granddaughter, Kayla Coles, of Las Vegas.
Rod & Sherry Travis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends with a party at Creekside West hosted by their three children, Terry (Debbie) Travis, Kim (Randy) Hutch-ens and Staci Fordahl on June 20th. Rodney H. Travis and Sheryl J. Fielder were married on June 19, 1964 in Longview, WA. The couple have lived in Longview, California and White Pass before settling in Yakima in 1982. In their “retired” years they enjoy making and selling their Magnetic Hematite Jewelry creations at local craft shows and the Yakima Farmer’s Market. Stop by their booth today and wish them a happy anniversary!The couple has ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
William and Karen Guenther of Yakima celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 20, 2014. Bill Guenther and Karen Keith were married June 20, 1964 at Grace Lutheran Church here in Yakima. They lived the first years of their married life in Seattle and moved permanently back to Yakima in 1970. They are both retired. Bill has been an orchardist and a lifelong carpenter and now keeps busy building airplanes. Karen worked many years for KUTI/KXDD radio and enjoys traveling and volunteering at Ohana. They both enjoy visiting family together as often as possible. The couple has three children: Heidi Wood (Hershel) of Boise, ID, Keith Guenther (Micki) of LaMarque, TX and Paul Guenther of Portland, OR. They also have four grandchildren: Zach (Kathryn) and Lindsey Wood, Jeremiah and Sammy Guenther and two great-grandsons: Finley and Soren Wood. Their family loves and appreciates them very much. Happy 50th Anniversary GGGs!
Jim and Dolores Downs are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.They were married on July 24,1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Yakima.They have four children: Jim Downs Jr. (Jane), Felica Blair (Ron), Patricia Downs, and Leslie Creach. Jim and Dolores have six grandchildren: Jamie, Andrea, Scott, Jennifer, Dalton and Austin. Five great-grandchildren: Ryan, Lindsay, Dominik, Gabriel and Elijah.They will be celebrating with family and they are enjoying their retirement years.
Herman and Phyllis Fischer will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Herman Fischer and Phyllis Nickolas were married June 26, 1954 at St. Joseph’s Catholic church in Yakima.Herman owned and operated Mr. Fischer’s Styling Salon. Phyllis worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance for 10 years and then started raising their six children: Dennis (Lori) Fischer, Tom (Tammy) Fischer, Karen (Tim) Bernhardt, Sharon Fischer, Pat (Nani) Fischer and Andy (Jen ) Fischer. They have fifteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one on the way. They will be celebrating with a family gathering and a renewal of their vows in August.
Elmer and Violet Wilson of Selah celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 12, 2014. They were married in the yard of the ranch that they still live on today.Elmer served our country in the US Navy during Pearl Harbor and later worked many years as a mason for Yakima Masonry. They had four children, Mike and Dale who have since passed, Kathy Wilson Andring (Richard) of Selah and Greg Wilson (Erin) of Selah. While raising a family, Violet went back to school and became a nurse. She worked at Memorial Hospital for years. She retired working for Dr. Robert Mather. In 1978 when their sons (Mike and Dale) and daughter-in-law Judy were killed in a car accident, Elmer and Violet began raising their grandchildren Nikki and Jason. In 1980, they purchased a cabin at Bumping Lake that has since been the family gathering place. They are still very actively farming and raise cattle and hay each year. Elmer and Violet have 11 grandkids. They are Matt Wilson, Heather Ackerman, Tyler Riste, Nikki Peters, Jason Wilson, Kristi Andring, Mike Andring, Malissa Durbin, Colleen Wilson, Bradley Wilson and Kyle Wilson.
Russell and Joyce Meyers of Toppenish are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on June 15, 2014. Russell Meyers and Joyce Smoot were married on June 15, 1949 in Toppenish, Washington. Their children are Jeff Meyers of Yakima, Washington, and Juli (Meyers) Ashburn of Lynnwood, Washington. They have four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mom and Dad, thank you for being such wonderful parents. We love you so much!
Candace and Donald France are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Margaret Eustace France, to Shanti Elise Rieber, the daughter of Mary Phillips of Quincy, MA, and the late Morton Rieber of San Diego, CA. Ms. Rieber is also the step-daughter of Robyn Samuels and Bruce Schragg of Los Angeles, and Will Phillips of Quincy. The couple wed in a civil ceremony in Rock Island, Illinois on June 5, 2014. Dr. France, a graduate of A.C. Davis High School, currently works as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Augustana College, while Ms. Rieber is a human resources generalist at Hill and Valley Incorporated, both in Rock Island. The couple met as graduate students at the University of California, Davis in 2004. Since then they have lived in Bordeaux, France, Oakland, CA, and Ankara, Turkey, and have no plans to settle down.
Walt and Carol Reiber were married on June 20, 1964 in Moses Lake, WA. They have resided in Yakima for over 45 years. Walt is a retired school teacher, having spent over 30 years with the Selah School District, and Carol retired from Clasen Fruit as their bookkeeper. The couple thoroughly enjoys retirement – spending their time gardening, golfing, volunteering for their church and traveling. They both love the ocean and will celebrate their anniversary with a trip to the Oregon Coast. The couple has two children: Andrew Reiber of Yakima and Ericka (Scott) Clark of Selah. They have six grandchildren. Their family will honor this golden anniversary with a special dinner party.
We, Dave Polage and Glenna Roberts, were married on June 14, 1964 at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarkston, Washington. Following our honeymoon we journeyed to Saint Louis, Missouri where Glenna taught 5th Grade and Dave finished Medical School. We then moved to Iowa City, Iowa for Dave’s Pediatric Residency and the birth of our two sons, Dan and Jeff. At the invitation of the US Army, we then spent the next two years at Fort Riley, Kansas during the Vietnam Conflict. The next year was at the University of Utah for a year of Pediatric Cardiology training. We moved from there to Yakima in 1972, and it has been our great pleasure to be here since then. Dave was in Pediatric Practice here for many years and continues to work part time at the Yakima Valley School for the Disabled in Selah. Dave also does mission work in Haiti. Glenna is a homemaker. She was a preschool teacher at Agapeland in Selah, and a substitute teacher. We are blessed to have both of our sons, Dan and Jeff; our daughter-in-law, Danielle; and our three grandchildren, Kyle, Elyse, and Kayleigh here in Yakima. We are grateful for our Church family of 42 years at the Yakima Covenant Church.
Don and Maxine (Coleman) Robertson, the Sunnyside High School sweethearts, were married June 18, 1954 in Grandview. They had seven children: Judy Roberston, Ron Robertson, Dave Robertson, and Mike (Theresa) Robertson, all of Sunnyside; Terry (Kris) Robertson of Othello; and Diane Robertson of Grandview. They have been blessed with 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Their daughter Cherie Robertson (1956-1990) and their granddaughter Jennie Koehler (1977) both are in heaven. For nine years they lived in Illinois, returning to make Sunnyside their home. Don was on a bowling team, coached T-ball for his kids in Outlook, was active with Cub and Boy Scouts and has raised livestock for 40-plus years. Maxine was in a coffee club in Outlook. She was a member of the garden club in Sunnyside, was also active in girl scouts, and enjoys cross stitch and needlework. They both love the outdoors, and camping with family and friends. Don worked for Laclede Steel Co. in Illinois then at Flodins Manufacturing in Sunnyside, finishing at Hanford where he worked for 20 years before retiring in 1994. Maxine was a housewife.They celebrated their anniversary early with a trip in late April to Nashville, Tennessee. Two years ago they went on a cruise to Alaska.There will be an OPEN HOUSE to celebrate this occasion with family and friends on June 21, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 1983 Apricot Rd. Grandview, WA (Diane’s Home). They ask for NO gifts, please.