Family: Milestones

  • PROHASKA 90th

    Elsie Albertsen Prohaska celebrated her 90th birthday on Feb. 11, 2014. The following weekend more than 75 family and friends gathered to celebrate, laugh and reminisce. Elsie's children Ken Albertsen, Mary Jane Zollbrecht, Carol Ann St. Clair and Linda…

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  • MENTZEL 100th

    How often do you attend a birthday party for a 100-year-old? On July 10, 2014, the family and friends of Grace Alice Mentzel filled the fellowship hall of the Canyonville Church for a birthday luncheon celebrating her century of life. Inamae Henderson,…

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  • MONEY 90th

    A 90th birthday celebration was hosted for Ken Money on Sept. 23, 2013, at the Cascade Gardens in Yakima, Wash. Ken was pleased so many new and old friends and family members from around the region were able to join him for an afternoon of laughter,…

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  • DAVIDSON 90th

    Lloyd Dean Davidson celebrated his 90th birthday on Aug. 18, 2013, with a reception at the Forest Grove Church fellowship hall.

    Lloyd was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Spokane, Wash. From 1943 to 1946 he served in the Air Corp in Texas. From 1946 to 1948,…

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  • VAN VIANEN 90th

    Louise Van Vianen celebrated her 90th birthday with cake and punch on Feb. 12, 2014. She was born on Feb. 15, 1924.

    Louise recently moved to the Eagle (Idaho) Church family, and her church family is so happy to have her. She was previously a…

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  • AARON 50th

    Tom and Mary (Richards) Aaron celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 24, 2014, with a reception given by their children in their honor at the Spring Road Chapel in Shelton, Wash.

    Tom Aaron met Mary Richards in 1960 at Walla Walla College (now…

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  • AMES 70th

    Roy and Rubye Ames celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with close friends and family.

    The couple met and married near Fort Worth, Texas, on June 3, 1945. After Roy was discharged from the Army, he brought his bride back to Chewelah, Wash., where…

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  • ANDERSEN 50th

    Gordon Herbert Andersen and Gladys Emma Denny were married Nov. 5, 1964, in Portland, Ore. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 8, 2014, in Salem, Ore. at a dinner event with family and close friends. 

    Gordon and Gladys have…

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  • ANDERSON 60th

    Barbara and James Anderson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in their home with family and friends on March 26, 2014, with a dinner party.

    Barbara Jean Dickerson and James Milton Anderson were married March 14, 1954, in San Diego, Calif.…

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  • ANDREGG 60th

    Karen Cox from Cove, Ore., and Gary Andregg from Eagle, Idaho, met at Gem State Academy in Caldwell, Idaho. On March 9, 1957, they said "I do" and began their married life in Boise, Idaho, farming, ranching, logging and working in the potato fields. Later…

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  • BALL 60th

    Jim and Pat Ball recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at a potluck reception held at the Brookings (Ore.) Church. It was an extra special time as all their children and grandchildren gathered the week prior to enjoy time…

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  • ANDERSON 70TH — James "Jim" and Barbara (Dickerson) Anderson celebrated 70 years of marriage with a dinner on March 14, 2023 in Spokane, Washington.

    They were married on March 14, 1953 in San Diego, California. Jim was enlisted and Barbara worked for the U.S. Air Force…

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  • BARRETT 70th

    Floyd and Lois Barrett celebrated their 70th anniversary on Jan. 1, 2015. 

    Floyd Barrett and Lois Nielsen were married on Jan. 1, 1945, in Springfield, Ore. To this union were born two daughters, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. …

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  • BEAULIEU 60th

    Lorene Jennings of Longview, Wash, and Dale Beaulieu of Bend, Ore., met at Columbia Adventist Academy, in Meadow Glade, Wash. They were married on June 4, 1957, in Longview and immediately moved to College Place, Wash., to continue their education.

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  • BEAVON 70th

    Fred and Velma Beavon celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24, 2017, as family joined them at their residence of 31 years on the shoreline of Flathead Lake, Mont.

    As Fred was looking out his dorm window at Emmanuel Missionary College (now…

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  • BEIHL 60th

    Paul and Olive Beihl celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 25, 2018, with a whole-family retreat, including five grandchildren, at a resort in California.

    Olive S. Barranoik was born in Boyle, Alberta, Canada. She attended Canadian Union…

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  • BENNETT 70th

    On Sept. 2, 2014, Jesse and Mary Bennett celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary by beginning another mission appointment. 

    Jesse Bennett and Mary Hay began their married lives in Yucaipa, Calif., on Sept. 2, 1944, with J.S. Rouse officiating.…

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  • BEVINS 50th

    Bob and Doris Babcock Bevins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Clarkston Church fellowship hall in eastern Washington on April 2. Their children — Ken, Karen and Kathy — hosted dinner for 100 friends and family. The couple’s wedding songs were…

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  • BIEGLER 50th

    Keith Biegler and Judy Decker were married Sept. 6, 1964, in the Walla Walla College (now Walla Walla University) Church chapel.

    On Aug. 16, 2014, they celebrated their 50th anniversary with family and friends at a get-together given by their two…

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  • PERSHALL 65th

    Bill and Donna Pershall celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family reunion on July 27, 2018, in Lincoln City, Ore.

    William Pershall married Donna Brody on June 14, 1953, in Wenatchee, Wash.

    Bill graduated from Walla Walla…

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