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.
Terry and Tamera (Price) Marshall celebrated 35 years of marriage September 22. The couple was married in 1979 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Yakima. They have three sons: Justin, Jared, and Jacob, two beautiful daughters-in-law: Shayna and Kortney and four busy grandchildren: Kayden, Layla, Payton, and Preston. They will celebrate with a trip to the California Coast at a later date.
Hugh and Sharon (Bonneville) Gerth celebrate 50 years of marriage on September 29th. They married while Hugh was serving in the US Navy in Sasebo, Japan. The ceremony took place at the American Consulate in Fukuoka, Japan. Hugh retired from Qwest Communications and Sharon from Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. The couple has two children: Karl (Munira) Gerth resides in Sammamish, WA, with grandkids Syrah, Sophia and Aidan. Andrea (Stanford) Peng lives in Seattle with grandkids Avery, Charlotte and Clara. They celebrated this milestone with a cruise through the Panama Canal.
John and JoAnn Adams of East Selah celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on September 21 with a dinner at the Yakima Arboretum. John Adams and JoAnn Dorn were married September 18, 1954, in Billings, Montana. They have lived in the area more than 50 years. Mr. Adams retired in 1992. He owned J&J Construction. Mrs. Adams retired in 1997, after more than 25 years at Sears Roebuck. The couple has three children: Byron Adams of Roatan, Honduras, Lynn Mitzel of East Selah and Betsy Owens of East Selah. They have eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Javier and Yolanda Valdez are celebrating their 40th anniversary on September 29. They were married September 29, 1974 in Wapato, Washington. They have three children: Javier Jr. and Stacy Valdez, Enrique and Gabby Valdez, and Ernie and Teresa Valdez. They have eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Bill and Barbara Stevens of Yakima will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at a later date. Bill Stevens and Barbara Tupper were married September 25, 1954 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Yakima. They lived in the area prior to 1956, and returned to Yakima in 1992.Mr. Stevens is a retired Air Force Colonel and also retired from the Boeing Co. Mrs. Stevens is a homemaker. The couple has one son, Bill Stevens Jr., and three grandchildren.
Michael and Christina Freeburg of Yakima are happy to announce the engagement of their son, David Paul Sellers, to his high school sweetheart, Rachael Streight, daughter of John and Carolyn Streight of Nine Mile Falls, WA. After a 10-year romance, David proposed in Long Beach, WA, and Rachael said yes. Their wedding is planned for October 4th, 2014 at Cascade Garden.
Melvin (Mel) and Jacqueline (Jackie) David were married September 25, 1964 in Yakima at the Cornell Ave. Church of Christ.The couple’s three children are planning an anniversary celebration on September 20th at the Summit View Church of Christ in Yakima.The couple have ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Renee Rose of Yakima and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rose of Yakima are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Rose, to Derrick Jacobs, son of Kyle Jacobs of Moxee, and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Simmons of Moxee. Lindsay is currently pursuing her Bachelors degree at Central Washington University and working for Washington Department of Social and Health Services in Yakima. Derrick works for the Washington State Patrol and is a volunteer Fire Fighter for Yakima County Fire District #3. Derrick and Lindsay will be married October 4, 2014 in Zillah, WA.
Breanna Renée Carlson, daughter of Lynn Carlson, and Jeremy Michael Park, son of Lewis Park, are pleased to announce their engagement.The couple of four years decided to spend the rest of their lives together when Jeremy proposed to Brea on the Larrabee cliffs overlooking Samish Bay last year on August 31st, 2013. The two will tie the knot next month on October 18th, 2014 at Snoqualmie Falls, Washington. The celebration will be a small affair for family and close friends. Jeremy was born and raised in Arlington, Washington and graduated with a BS in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2012. Breanna was born in Fremont, California and was raised in Yakima, Washington and graduated with a BA in Ancient History from Western Washington University in 2011. Both are looking to pursue their Masters degrees once they are settled down.
On August 15th, 1964, Gaylord (Van) Vannattan and Sandra Vannattan were married in Yakima, WA. They celebrated on Saturday with their family. Gaylord is retired from the Air Force and Cintas. Sandra owned her house cleaning company. They have two children, Bradly Vannattan and Dawn Vannattan. They have 3 grandchildren. Happy 50th Anniversary Mom and Dad.
Jim and Betty Ryan of Wapato will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with an open house on August 24, 2014 at the Ryan Ranch, Wapato. Their family is hosting the event from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and would like to welcome family and friends to celebrate with Jim and Betty. For further details, please call Betty or Stacy. James Ryan and Betty Schwarder were married on August 26, 1944 by Jim’s grandfather, the Reverend M. B. Ryan. The wedding was held on the front lawn of the J. P. Ryan orchard home overlooking the Lower Yakima Valley. They worked together in the family orchard business and were involved in various activities with friends, family and community while raising their two children, Roger (Yakima) and Sally (Doug Hoy of Bellevue), along with their grandson, Tim (Stacy of Wapato). Jim and Betty have four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Richard (Dick) Berry and Mary Katherine Dunn were married August 22, 1964 in Ballard, Washington. They lived and raised their three daughters in Snohomish, Washington, moving to Zillah in 1991! They have 5 grandchildren. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! We love you! You two are an inspiration for commitment and dedication! Dick and Katie Berry will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2 pm with an open house/barbecue for family and friends at the home of Kurt and Sue McGowan. (10603 46th Place SE Lake Stevens, WA.) The celebration will be hosted by their children.
Gordon and Loretta celebrated their 55th anniversary on August 16, 2014 with a dinner. They are both retired. They have 3 children: Bradford Scott Marx of Mansville, TX, Mark Andrew Marx of Cedar City, Utah, and Keri Lin Marstella of West Valley City, Utah. They have 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Allen Joseph Anna and Mona Vijay Mhatre were married in St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church on March 29, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona.Priya Mhatre of Chicago, Illinois, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Derek Smith of Phoenix, Arizona served as best man. The couple were also united later on March 29th in a Hindu ceremony at the Doubletree Hilton in Scottsdale.
Allen is the son of Joseph and Anne Anna of Yakima and Mona is the daughter of Dr. Vejay and Nilima Mhatre of Topeka, Kansas. Allen is a graduate of West Valley High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Washington State University. He holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He is employed as a business intelligence analyst with the United Health Care Military and Veterans in Phoenix, Arizona. Mona received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. She attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She works as a rehabilitation physician in Phoenix, Arizona.