Together with their families, Pamela Jackson and Alfred Collier are happy to announce their engagement. A July 4th wedding at First Baptist Church in Yakima is planned. Both work for Sun Tower Retirement in Yakima.
Bill and Barbara (Duley) Richards of Selah, Washington, were married on May 10, 1969 at Crook’s Memorial United Methodist Church in Yorktown, Virginia. Bill retired from U.S. Navy as ETCS (SS) in 1977. During that time, he served in VP-1 out of Whidbey Island, on the USS Charles Adams, on two submarines: the USS Woodrow Wilson (7 1/2 years) and the USS Tecumseh. They have been living in the Yakima area since 1978.
In 2007 Bill retired from Perry Technical Institute, where he taught Instrumentation I for 22 years. Barbara was a Sign Language Interpreter for both Toppenish School District and Yakima School District until she retired in 2008. They are both members of the Woodrow Wilson Association, and Bill is a member of the Yakima Submarine Veterans Association.
They have two children, Charlie Richards and Christina (Richards) Swindler, and two grandchildren, Zadie and Kevin Swindler, all of Yakima. Bill and Barbara will be taking an anniversary trip in the near future.
Ronald and Caren Benny were married on May 16, 1965 in Auburn, WA. They have resided in Selah for 40 years. Ron Retired from the WA Army National Guard after 34 years of dedicated service. Caren was a stay-at-home Mom to their four children for many years, then worked for the Selah School District. She then retired as a medical secretary, and worked for the City of Yakima Senior Center.
Ron and Caren celebrated their 50th Anniversary in January with a trip to Maui, HI with their three eldest children and spouses. They celebrated with all their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with dinner at the Sea Galley Restaurant and a party at their home. They later had a celebration at the Black Angus Restaurant with their siblings and spouses on their anniversary date.
The couple have four children: Maureen (Burl) Todd of Renton, WA, Alan Benny of Moxee, WA, Sheila (Matt) Kramer of Kennewick, WA and Rhonda (Robert) Goetz of Mukilteo, WA.They have six grandchildren: JoAnn (Jacob) Waller, Bothell, WA, Teresa (Marcus) Bailie of Kirkland, WA, Kevin (April) Kramer of Pasco, WA, Lisa (Craig) Chiesa of Pasco, WA, Paige and Hannah Goetz of Mukilteo, WA. They have seven great-grandchildren: Landen and Logan Waller, Makenna and Calvin Bailie, Colson and Creid Chiesa, and Oliver Kramer.
Tim and Lorillee Jefferson are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter Amie Kohl to Andy Duke of Yakima, WA. Amie is the owner of Glisten Hair and Tanning in Yakima and has two children, Dalton and Dylan. Andy owns Duke’s Equipment in Yakima. The couple is planning a July 6, 2014 wedding at Roche Harbor.
Happy 40th Anniversary to the best parents we could ever ask for.
Love Always, Your Kids: Melissa, Jeff, and Theresa
Your Grandkids: Hailey, Lily and Cooper
Brian and Sheryl Vogel will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Bora Bora.They were married on May 20, 1989 in Sunnyside, WA.They have two sons, Nick and Jordan, who both reside in Sunnyside. Sheryl is a Nurse Manager for Yakima Memorial Home Health and Brian is the Fire Chief for Yakima County Fire District #5. Both agree they have been blessed in so many ways, especially because they found each other!
Happy 40th Anniversary to Steve and Donna Cyr of Selah.
Married May 11, 1974. We Love You Granny & Gramps!
Luv, Noah, Hannah, Mia, Jen, Ivan, Tim, Erin & Jon.
On May 13, 2013, Pete and Lonni Jahr of Selah celebrated 35 years of marriage in front of their loved ones. As the sun was rising for a new day, they again said their wedding vows and affirmed their love for each other before God.
They were blessed to have their children and grandchildren present. They are Sunni and Forrest Tapscott, Summer and Jason Clark, along with grandchildren Tanner, Makenze, Makala and McKara Clark and Dale and Autumn Tapscott.
We want to thank all our loved ones for being with us and participating in this very special moment in our lives. We have been blessed!
Pete and Lonni have owned and operated Jahr’s European Sausage in Selah for the past 16 years. When they are not working or spending time with their loved ones they love to travel in the mountains and to the Oregon and California coasts.
Bill and Barbara (Duley) Richards of Selah, Washington, were married on May 10, 1969 at Crook’s Memorial United Methodist Church in Yorktown, Washington.
Bill retired from U.S. Navy as ETCS (SS) in 1977. During that time, he served in VP-1 out of Whidbey Island, on the USS Charles Adams, on two submarines: the USS Woodrow Wilson (7 1/2 years) and the USS Tecumseh. They have been living in the Yakima area since 1978.
In 2007 Bill retired from Perry Technical Institute, where he taught Instrumentation I for 22 years. Barbara was a Sign Language Interpreter for both Toppenish School District and Yakima School District until she retired in 2008. They are both members of the Woodrow Wilson Association and Bill is a member of the Yakima Submarine Veterans Association.
They have two children, Charlie Richards and Christina (Richards) Swindler of Yakima, and two grandchildren, Zadie and Kevin Swindler, all of Yakima. Bill and Barbara will be taking an anniversary trip in the near future.
On May 10, 2014 Geoff and Dorinda Peralta Baker will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. The celebrations began in late April on a nostalgic trip back to the Bay Area where they were married in 1964. Geoff proposed to Dori at a stop light at the corner of Potrero and 18th Street in San Francisco. Dinner at the Cliff House and a walk along the Santa Cruz Pier and Boardwalk commemorated this special moment. A 50th Anniversary Dinner is planned in Washington, DC in June followed by a September trip to France.
Geoff is a retired Air Force Colonel, and the Bakers moved to Yakima Valley from Hawaii in 1994. He also retired as Executive Director for Yakima’s Consumer Credit Counseling. Dori retired as Marketing Director of MPA Media, based in Huntington Beach, CA. The company specializes in Naturopathic Medicine. Geoff now serves on the Board for Generating Hope, Wags to Riches, Aspen Village and the Dispute Resolution Center. He is also a volunteer at North Star Oncology. Dori is currently the Treasurer and Scholarship Chair for the Mabuhay Foundation and is chair for the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Yakima County. She is also active in the Filipino American Community Youth and Senior Programs.
The Bakers are active community service volunteers and are members of Wesley United Methodist Church. Geoff and Dori have two grown daughters: Laura is Graphic Design Director for Education Week in Bethesda, MD, and Jonna is a Disney Channel Media Planner for Disney, Inc. in Burbank, CA.
On April 26, 2013, I married the man of my dreams by the grace of God. Devin, you are an amazing husband, father and friend. Thank you for loving me with honor and respect. I have never felt more beautiful than the day you made me your wife. God has truly blessed us with a wonderful life together. Happy First Anniversary. Love, Lyndsay.
On May 8, 1954 Jack Rought and Helen E. McWain were married in the Seattle Salvation Army.
Jack was in the Air Force so there was a lot of moving for the family from state to state, and he was also stationed overseas throughout his time of service. Helen was a stay-at-home mom. Jack retired from the Air Force after serving 23 and 1/2 years, and they moved to Yakima in 1976 to help take care of Helen’s mother. He went to work at the Yakima Firing Center as a telephone operator where, after 16 years, he retired once again.
Jack and Helen have two children: a son Ronald L. Rought, his wife Rhonda and granddaughter Kinsten Rought of East Troy, Wisconsin; and a daughter Winifred M. Rought of Yakima. The Lord has truly blessed them throughout the years with great friends along the way.
They also have two more daughters, Bonnie and Kathy. A private dinner will be provided at their home.
Steve deGrood and Cathie Kuma were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Riverside, CA on May 4, 1974. They have lived in the Yakima and Selah area for 39 years.
Mr. deGrood retired from the Department of Fish and Wildlife in 2005 after 31 years. He then worked seasonally for the Department of Agriculture-Seed program for the past eight years. Mrs. deGrood was in the banking industry for over 22 years, before retiring after eight years with Bruce Sears State Farm Insurance in Selah in 2012.
They now enjoy their time on the farm in Selah. They are planning a trip to Hawaii in the fall. They have one son, Corey, who resides in Selah.
Ted and Carol Vander Houwen are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Henry Lee Vander Houwen to Jannah Louise Hyun Joo Devine, daughter of Terry and Diane Devine of Livingston, Montana.
Henry and Jannah graduated from the music program at Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington and are currently employed at Printing For Less in Livingston.
The couple is planning a June 7, 2014 wedding in Livingston, Montana.
Sabrena and Mike Carey are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Haley Christina to Michael Jeffery Bros, son of Jeff and Laura Bros, of Chanhassen, MN.Haley is a graduate of West Valley High School, Washington State University and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Mike is a graduate of Chaska High School in Chaska, MN, the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Haley and Mike are both currently employed and living in the Los Angeles area.There will be a May wedding in Maui, with a July reception in Yakima.