Family: Milestones

  • SUMMERTON 65th

    Bill Summerton and Enamarie Pyke were married on Nov. 4, 1951, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. After two years of living here and there, the couple moved to Tennessee to complete their schooling at Madison College before finally settling in Sequim, Wash.…

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  • TEED 50th

    Verne and Donna Teed celebrated their 50th anniversary with family and friends on June 10, 2016, at the Pomeroy Inn and Suites in Olds, Alberta, Canada.

    Verne Teed met Donna Unterseher at the Portland School of Nursing when Verne was visiting his sister…

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  • THOMAS 60th

    Griffith Lloyd Thomas arrived at Walla Walla College (WWC, now Walla Walla University) from Prentice, Wis., as a freshman engineering student. Griffith became a Seventh-day Adventist during high school when his mother and his brother, James, also joined the…

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  • TILTON 50th

    Gene and Cheri Tilton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 1, 2015, in Kona, Hawaii, with their family.

    Cheri Lee Orsborn and Eugene Mills Tilton III were married July 1, 1965, in Lincoln City, Ore.

    Gene is retired from the U.S. Navy…

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  • Aaron 60th

    Tom and Mary (Richards) Aaron celebrated 60 years of marriage on May 5, 2024 with a private reception at their home in Shelton, Washington.

    They were married on May 24, 1964 at Grays Harbor Church, in Hoquiam, Washington. They were the first couple to be…

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  • VAN HEES 50th

    Larry Van Hees met Carolyn Merrill on Christmas Eve in 1961 in Boise, Idaho. Larry was working at a gas station next door to Carolyn’s house. On Christmas Eve, Carolyn rode her horse past the station, saw Larry, and rode up to him and jokingly asked if he…

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  • VERCIO 60th

    Paul Vercio and Pat Petersen met and married in Lincoln, Neb. They recently celebrated 60 years of marriage in their home surrounded by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Paul served as a pastor in the Rocky Mountain and Georgia-…

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    Joe and Elizabeth Verstappen celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 20, 2014, with a reception at Grants Pass Church Better Living Center.

    Joe Verstappen and Elizabeth Kerens were born in the Netherlands and lived through Nazi…

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  • WARD 60th

    Robert "Bob" and Delores Ward celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 18, 2016, at the Olive Garden in Spokane, Wash.

    Bob married Delores Watson on Sept. 8, 1956, in an outdoor evening wedding at the home of the bride's parents. Bob completed…

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  • WARREN 60th

    H. Dale and L. Louise Warren celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

    They met at Walla Walla College in 1955 and married in Spokane, Wash. Louise graduated from nursing school and later helped Dale through Loma Linda School of Dentistry…

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  • WEARNER 50th

    Ron and Jeanine were in Paris on their 50th anniversary, June 18, 2017, on their way home after a concert tour/mission trip with the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus to Ukraine.

    They got married June 18, 1967, after Ron graduated from theology at…

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  • WELKLIN 70th

    Philip and Claire Welklin celebrated 70 years of marriage on June 24, 2021, as family and close friends joined them for a special anniversary dinner.

    Philip Welklin met Claire Lundquist at Emanuel Missionary College (now known as Andrews University…

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    Alvin and Kathy Whitehouse celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 17, 2016, with a sandwich and salad buffet at the Priest River Event Center in Priest River, Idaho.

    Alvin married Kathy Mandigo in Newport, Wash., on July 7, 1956. Soon…

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  • WILBER 50th

    Janice and Charlie Wilber celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 23, 2018, with the Milo Academy Church family in Days Creek, Ore.

    Janice Harlow met Charlie Wilber in 1966 at La Sierra College (now La Sierra University) in California. She…

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  • WILKENS 65th

    John and Edith Wilkens, together with family and friends, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on April 27, 2017, at their home in Spokane, Wash.

    John and Edith met while at Washington Missionary College (now Washington Adventist University) in…

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  • WOHLERS 50th

    Bob and Earlene Wohlers celebrated their 50th wedding anniversity on Aug. 16, 2014, with a reception at the Chehalis (Wash.) Church.

    Earlene R. Parmele was born in McMinnville, Ore., and later lived in Taft, Toledo, Hood River, and…

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  • WOOD 60th

    Clarence “Woodie” and Crystal (Clymer) Wood celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 26, 2015. Their children provided them with a luxurious getaway in a plush five-star hotel.

    Woodie was born and raised in the scenic and…

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  • WOOD 65th

    Clarence “Woodie” and Crystal (Clymer) Wood celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 26, 2020. The family gathered together at Sunriver, Oregon, to honor the happy couple.

    Woodie and Crystal met in South Dakota while he was visiting his sisters…

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  • WRIGHT 50th

    Lorn and Dolores were married in Lebanon, Ore., on July 28, 1968. They lived in Tillamook, Ore., until 1971, when they moved to Albany, Ore. They lived there for 42 years before moving to Somerset Lodge in Gladstone, Ore., in 2008.

    Dolores was a…

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  • YARLOTT 50th

    Jon and Nadine Yarlott celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party on June 1, 2014 in Naples, Idaho.

    Jon was born in Tulsa, Okla., on Aug. 1, 1943. His parents moved the family to Angwin, Calif., in 1950, where Jon attended a…

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