Rachel Martinez and Christopher Gaudette are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.Rachel is the daughter of Allyson Wheeler of Selah, Wash. and Manuel Martinez of Calif. Rachel is a 2008 graduate of Selah High School and received her BA degree from CWU in 2013. She is a receptionist at Microsoft in Bellevue, Wash.Chris is the son of Nancy Fortier of Yakima, Wash. and the late Michael Gaudette. Chris graduated from West Valley High School in 2004. He attended YVCC and CWU and earned certifications in computer drafting. He is a Systems Coordinator for Microsoft Audio Visual Engineering. A beach wedding is planned in Newport, Ore. this July.
Jeff and Tracey Bond, along with Dale and Jennifer Woodkey, announce the engagement of their children, McKenzie Madison Bond to Michael Richard Woodkey. McKenzie and Michael both graduated from Eisenhower High School in Yakima, Wash. The future bride also graduated in March from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. The future groom graduated from Whitworth University in May, with bachelor’s degrees in both math and engineering physics. Michael will attend the University of Texas at Austin beginning this September, where he will serve as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with a focus on biomedical applications. McKenzie will pursue a career in law enforcement in the area. The couple will be married in August at Fontaine Estates Winery exactly one year to the day of their engagement. They will make their home in Austin, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Sotero and Olga Ramos were married on May 29, 1965 at Filipino Hall in Wapato, Wash. Sotero and Olga celebrated their 50th anniversary on May 30, 2015 amongst family and friends by renewing their vows at the West Valley Missionary Church. The couple has seven children, Sotero Jr., Lee, Cindy, Michael, Larry, Lacey, and Jennifer. They are blessed with 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Robert Wilson and Suzanne Tysver were married on June 4, 1965 at the Welsey Methodist Church. Mr. Wilson is a retired police chief for the city of Wapato. Mrs. Wilson is a retired licensed practical nurse. The couple has eight children: Donna Beck, Debra Delatorre, Leonard Upton, Candyce Wilson and Rob Wilson, all of Yakima, Wash., Joan Ledoux of Raymond, Wash., Tim Wilson of St. Paul, Minn., and Deborah Ellefson of West Richland, Wash. They also have 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Bob and Sue will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception hosted by their children, who would like to invite their friends to come and celebrate with them: Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Cross Church – Lovelace Hall, 8700 Summitview Ave. Yakima, Wash., from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Jeff and Julie Wyss of Yakima, Wash. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jill Wyss to Mitch Martinez, son of Mark and Wendy Martinez of Moxee, Wash. Jill and Mitch were high school sweethearts at East Valley High School. Jill graduated from YVCC’s Dental Hygiene Program and is working as a hygienist for Dr. Eric Borchert. Mitch graduated from Perry Technical Institute with an Electrical Technology Degree. He is employed at S. Martinez Livestock. A July wedding is planned.
Greg and Maryanne Bainter of Selah, Wash. and the late Marilyn Bainter along with Donald Rome and Rachel Tapia of Yakima, Wash., are excited to finally announce the engagement of their children, Kate Bainter and J.R. Mercer.
The couple met while working at the Yakima Country Club in 2008. The future bride-to-be is a graduate of Central Washington University and is currently employed at the Union Gap School District as a third grade teacher.
The groom-to-be is a graduate of the San Diego Golf Academy and is currently a P.G.A. Professional at Suntides Golf Course.
The couple will be married on August 1st in Yakima.
Jeff and Tracey Bond, along with Dale and Jennifer Woodkey, announce the engagement of their children, McKenzie Madison Bond to Michael Richard Woodkey. McKenzie and Michael both graduated from Eisenhower High School in Yakima, Wash. The future bride also graduated in March from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. The future groom graduated from Whitworth University in May, with bachelor’s degrees in both math and engineering physics. Michael will attend the University of Texas at Austin beginning this September, where he will serve as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with a focus on biomedical applications. McKenzie will pursue a career in law enforcement in the area.The couple will be married in August at Fontaine Estates Winery, exactly one year to the day of their engagement. They will make their home in Austin, Texas.
In 1985 Lois Ballinger of Kalispell Mont. and DeLois Keightley of Lynnwood Wash., requested the presence of family and friends at the marriage of their son and daughter James Keightley and Brenda Ballinger. The wedding took place in Kalispell Mont. May 4, 1985. The couple moved several times in the state of Washington as James was promoted in the ranks of the State Patrol. In 2000 upon becoming Lieutenant he was assigned to the Yakima office. Since retirement he has been captain in the Ellensburg Police Department. The Keightleys have three children: Joshua and Alyssa of Yakima, Wash. and Jordan who is in the US Marines. The couple took a recent trip to Hawaii and have other trips planned this summer. Congratulations on the first 30 years, and here’s to another 30 years.
Art and Angie Salazar are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Erica Vanessa Salazar to Angel Hernandez Garcia, son of Idalia Hernandez and Angel P. Garcia.Erica graduated from Davis High School in 2007 and then earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Heritage University. She now works for Senior Life Resources NW-Home Care Services as a supervisor. Angel graduated from White Swan High School in 2007 and is working for Bud Clary Toyota of Yakima in sales. The couple has their wedding planned for June 20th of this year!
Larry Handy and Sharon Rogers were married on May 25, 1985. They were married in Harrah, Wash. and live in Selah, Wash. Larry works at Haney Truck Line as a driver and Sharon is retired from Memorial Hospital. A getaway trip is planned for later this summer.
Christie and Garry Young, of Juneau, Alaska., would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Erin Young, 25, to Michael Robert McInnis, 26, son of Gary McInnis (Judith) and Sandi Conrad (Rick). Nicole graduated from Yakima Valley Community College and Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Operations and currently works as a Dispatcher with the City of Yakima. Michael graduated from Selah High School, served in the US Army for three years and currently works as a Quality Assurance Lead for SunRype USA. A June wedding is planned for this year at River Ridge Golf Course in Selah, Wash.
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Eglin of Yakima, Wash. are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Eglin, to Samuel Kollmar-Smoot, son of Kimberly Kollmar-Littlejohn of Grandview, Wash. Samuel is also the Son of Larry Smoot of Spokane, Wash. Amanda and Samuel both grew up in the Yakima Valley and were introduced at a close friend’s wedding in August of 2009. Amanda attended East Valley High School and went on to Graduate from WSU with a Bachelor’s of Nursing Degree. She currently works as a nurse for the State. Samuel graduated from Grandview High School. After graduating Sam went on to complete his five years of secondary education which included his sheet metal worker’s apprenticeship. He now works as a journeyman for his family-owned business, Kollmar Inc. in Grandview, Wash. On September 2, 2014, the blissful couple became engaged on the beach in Seaside, Ore. Their wedding is planned for July 25, 2015 in Zillah, Wash.
Gary and Marlene Sybouts of Yakima, Wash. will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on May 7, 2015. Gary Sybouts and Marlene Nelson were married May 7th, 1960 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Yakima by the late Father Schoenberg. The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary with family and friends at a mass at St. Joseph’s in Yakima, Wash. on May 7, 2010, celebrated with Father John and Father William Shaw, cousins of Father Schoenberg. The couple has been blessed to renew their vows each year wherever they have been.Gary has lived his entire life in the Moxee, Wash. and Yakima, Wash. area. Gary, now retired, was self employed owning Lincoln Avenue Car Wash and Yakima Oil. The couple will celebrate their anniver-sary with a family gathering on Father’s Day. The couple has four children–Dora (Gary) Swart of Chehalis, Wash.; Garth (Angela) of Moxee, Wash.; Greg (Norma) of Yakima, Wash.; and Steve (Lori) of Yakima, Wash. They have nine grandchildren–Erin at the University of Texas; Kelsey and Alyssa at Washington State University; Shannon of Spokane, Wash.; Gregory at The Seattle Art Institute; Trent at Central Washington University; RuthAnn, Nicholas, and Katrina all in high school.
Lily Sigler is excited to announce the engagement of her father, Shane Sigler to Abby Gargett. Abby and Shane were engaged on January 30, 2015 at 8,000 feet, in a four-seated Piper Cherokee airplane while flying home from an Eric Church concert in Spokane. Abby is the daughter of Larry Gargett and Laurie (Hauser) Krause both of Yakima, Wash. Abby attended Eisenhower High School and graduated from Yakima Valley Community College with an Associate of Arts and Sciences in Radiologic Technology. Shane is the son of the late and dearly missed Cam and Sue Sigler. He grew up on Vashon Island, Wash., attended Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Wash. and then graduated from University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He later attended the University of Washington, Medex Physician Assistant program. Abby and Shane proudly work at Orthopedics Northwest in Yakima, Wash. where they fi rst met. Their wedding is planned for September 19, 2015 at Sawyer Gardens in Wapato, Wash.
Jack and Myrna Beeson of Yakima celebrated their 60th anniversary. They were married April 6th, 1955 in Yakima, Wash. where they have lived most of their lives. The couple has five children, eleven grand-children and eleven great-grandchildren. A South Pacific cruise is planned for the fall to celebrate.