Wayne and Carol Parsley of Yakima celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary with family and friends at West Valley Community Park this past Saturday.Wayne Parsley and Carol (King) were married July 22, 1979 at Whistlin Jack Lodge in Cliffdell, Washington.Wayne has been working for Yakima Transit for over 32 years, the last 12 as Operations Supervisor. Carol works for the Fraternal Order of Eagles. The couple have one son, Michael (Aileen) of Seattle.
Bob and Pat Bonnett of Yakima, WA have been married for 55 years on July 25, 2014. They have two sons, Mike and Scott. They have four grandchildren: Evan, Katie, Rachel and Mikey. They have lived in West Valley for over 40 yrs.
Robert and Ruth Lamson of Selah, Washington celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 12, 2014 with a family luncheon hosted by their daughters. On July 18th, they celebrated with their dancing friends at the Harman Center, where they ballroom dance on Wednesdays and Fridays. Robert Lamson and Ruth Rosenbush were married July 20, 1944 in Yakima, Washington. Mr. Lamson retired from Layman’s Lumber Co. and later raised dahlias commercially. Mrs. Lamson retired from St. Elizabeth Hospital from medical records. The couple had four children: Sydney Horner and Jim Lamson, both of Selah; Jean Palmer of Yakima, Washington, and the late Terry Lamson. They have eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren with one on the way, and a great great grandson due in August. Happy anniversary from all of your family and friends!
Veta and Carl Cyr were married July 14, 1984. Carl has worked with Kwik Lok for 18 years. Veta is not only a Coordinator for Yakima County DUI Victim Panel for 20 yrs, she has also owned her own preschool daycare for 23 years. The couple has three sons: Greg Cyr, Rocky and the late Rick Smith from Yakima. Ten Grandchilden: Rocky has two, Greg has four, Rick has four counting Chrystal (who is with God), and 1 great grandchild. They will be celebrating their anniversary with a trip to Washington Beach.
Dick and Ann Fraley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception for family and friends at the Yakima Country Club on July 19, 2014. Richard Fraley and Ann Houghton were married July 18, 1964 at the Wapato Presbyterian Church. They have resided in Yakima for 50 years. Dick is retired from Husch & Husch, Inc. and Ann is a retired Realtor with Coldwell Banker Associated Realtors. They have two children: daughter Gina (Bob) Proebstel of Beaverton, Oregon, son Ryan (Rita Moon) Fraley of Lanai, Hawaii; and the delight of their lives, grandchildren Drew, Ally and Lauren Proebstel.
Jim and Dolores Downs are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Jim and Dolores Bossert were married on July 24, 1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. They have four children, Jim Downs Jr. (Jane), Felicia Blair (Ron), Patricia Downs and Leslie Creach. They have six grandchildren, Jamie, Andrea, Scott, Jennifer, Dalton and our angel, Austin. Five great-grandchildren, Ryan, Lindsay, Dominik, Gabriel and Elijah. They will be celebrating with family, and they are enjoying their retirement years.
Troy and Lona (Joslin) Huck of Naches celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on June 16, 2014. The two met in high school and started dating. They married in Yakima at Holy Family Catholic Parish in 1984. Troy grew up in Naches, WA, and has been involved in the fruit industry for most of his life. He currently works for Larson Fruit of Selah, WA. Lona grew up in Yakima, WA, and currently substitutes for the Naches Valley schools. Together they have owned and operated T & L Huck Orchards for the past 28 years. They have three children: Jena (Matt) Blinsky of Yakima, and Jordan Huck and Dalton Huck of Naches. Quality family time is very important, and there is always lots of laughter in their home. They enjoy spending time, whether it be camping or just hanging out around the kitchen island, with their family and close friends. They also enjoy hunting, horseback riding and skiing. They celebrated their anniversary with a trip to the Oregon Coast, but have planned a trip to Cabo San Lucas with their immediate family this winter.
America Fitzgerald and Andrew Joseph Morford would like to announce their upcoming marriage on July 26, 2014 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Yakima, Washington. The Maid of Honor is Andrea Williams and the Best Man is John Miller. Other members of the wedding party include Andy Smith, Marsha Deccio, Denise Lane, April Parke, Rhiannon Zemler, Patrick Bauer, Bryce Guske, and Jeremy Ziegler. America is the daughter of Rob and Donna Fitzgerald of Tacoma, Washington. America has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Evergreen State College, where the couple met. Andrew is the son of Gary and Barbara Morford of Yakima, Washington. Andrew has a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Eastern Washington University. After a honeymoon to Cancun, Mexico the couple will return home to their home in Toppenish, Washington, where Andrew works on Green Acre Farms.
Michael and Melanie Murphy of Cowiche are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Keely Murphy, to Mark Pickerel, son of Tom and Carol Pickerel and Cheryl Roberts. Ms. Murphy, a poet, will be graduating this summer with a Writing Specialization degree and joining Mr. Pickerel, a musician, in Seattle where he is Senior Assistant Manager at Sub Pop Records’ retail store. An August wedding is planned
Clarence and Ruth Rogers would like to thank all their family and friends who came to their 75th wedding anniversary celebration at their granddaughter’s place, June 15, 2014. Thank you to all those who came from near and far and those who helped organize and decorate for the party. We are still enjoying the cards everyone brought and cards from those who couldn’t come. And a special thanks to Ross Courtney who came and interviewed us for the wonderful article in the Herald and was so patient with us, and to Kaitlyn Bernauer for taking pictures and doing the video. We are so lucky to have such a loving family and wonderful friends. Thank you from our hearts, Clarence and Ruth.
Charles and Barbara (Wundrow) Wagner were married July 28, 1979 in Phillips, Wisconsin. Charles is a retired Physical Therapist from Yakima Valley School. Barbara is a retired Occupational Therapist from Lince Elementary in Selah. They are both enjoying retirement, spending time with family, their grandson especially. They love to travel, most recently an Alaskan cruise. The couple have three sons: Sean Wagner of New Orleans, Chance Wagner of Selah, and Gabe (Lacy) Wagner of Selah; and one special grandson, Sage Wagner.
Bill and Willamae King of Yakima are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Stone Church in Yakima on July 19th. Bill King and Willamae (Renfrow) were married Saturday, July 19, 1964 at the old Stone Church in downtown Yakima. The couple has lived in the valley for the majority of their lives, spending only a few years in the areas of Walla Walla, Richland, and Harrah. Bill is a retired iron/construction worker who has worked on many structures throughout the Mid and Northwest and Alaska. He was also a youth minister and lead pastor of various Assembly of God churches in the area. Willamae spent 32 years teaching at Harrah Elementary, and after retirement is still involved with subbing and tutoring students in Yakima and the lower valley. The couple has two children, Gina (Eric) Steen of Yakima and Sean (Rebecca) King of Marysville. They have five grandchildren. The open house celebration is hosted by their children at Stone Church on Englewood on the very date of their anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Smith are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Michael Howard Smith of Yakima to Kristi Joy Larson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Larson of Salem, Oregon. The happy couple met as students at Northwest Nazarene University. They are to be married October 11, 2014 in Salem, Oregon. The couple plan to take up residence in Yakima after their honeymoon.
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.