Family: Milestones

  • 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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  • BLACKBURN 60th

    Ira and Winifred "Freddie" Blackburn celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 6, 2015, in Payette, Idaho with a potluck.

    Both Ira and Freddie graduated from Campion Academy in Colorado in 1954. Ira went into the Army in…

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  • GRADY 60th

    Bob and Carrol Grady celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a large family reunion at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson, Wash., and a few weeks later with a reception on Sept. 17, 2016, at Bellevue Church, during which they renewed their wedding vows.…

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  • BOHLMAN 60th

    Once upon a time, on Aug. 26, 1956, there was a girl from Jacksonville, Ore., who married a boy from College Place, Wash. Donald Bohlman and Carolyn Owen said their nuptials in the Village Church at College Place.

    Their honeymoon was spent camping at…

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  • BOYD 65th

    Elwood and Doris Boyd celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 28, 2014. They met at Campion Academy in Loveland, Colo., in 1944. Elwood represented Campion at weekend seminars, while Doris played the piano for the quartet.

    Both went on to…

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  • BROCKMAN 50th

    Earl and Ginger (Johnson) Brockman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 23, 2014. Their children, other family members and church friends had a special gathering together in honor of their milestone at the Brockman's Diamond Lake, Wash.,…

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  • BROWN  50th

    Charles and Marjorie Brown celebrated their 50 years of marriage in 2016. Charles "Charlie" married Marjorie Jones in the Caldwell (Idaho) Church on June 9, 1966.

    The Browns' children and grandchildren hosted their celebration in Anchorage,…

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  • BROWN 60th

    Ben and Elaine Brown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren this fall surrounded by the beauty of the Columbia Gorge in Oregon.

    Ben met Elaine Evanenko while enrolled in Union College's nursing program on the…

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  • BRUNSON 70th

    Bruce and Norma Brunson celebrated 70 years of married on June 16, 2019, in Woodland, Wash., with a reception.

    Norma Gene Garrett was born in Missouri on April 3, 1931, and Bruce Marvin Brunson was born in Los Angeles on July 9, 1929. Norma went to…

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  • CAMPBELL 65th

    Dean and Ruth (Reed) Campbell celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on the Oregon coast New Year’s weekend with all their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They met at Rogue River Academy and were married Dec. 29, 1951, in Medford, Ore…

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  • CARAMBOT 60th 

    George and Yvonne Carambot celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with a family reunion in College Place, Wash.

    George Carambot and Yvonne Becker were married on July 5, 1959, at La Sierra College Church in Riverside, Calif., before…

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  • CARLSON 50th

    Dennis N. and Annalee Carlson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 10, 2018, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, with a family dinner celebration.

    Dennis met Ann Whieldon at Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University…

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  • CARLSON 60th

    Bill and Sharon Carlson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this summer. They met as teenagers in Southern California and went on their first date to Huntington Beach, Calif., on a Friday the 13th in 1956. They always considered Friday the 13th as…

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  • CARR 60th

    Kenneth Carr and Ellamae Kurtz were married Sept. 13, 1959, in the Meadow Glade Church near Battle Ground, Washington. Burt Kurtz, Ellamae’s uncle, officiated. There was not time for a honeymoon trip. A few days after the wedding, Ken and Ellamae loaded…

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  • CARVER 70th 

    Jack and Doris Carver celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 18, 2019, in Pacific, Wash.

    Doris Ferdig and Jack Carver were married in Port Angeles, Wash., on Sept. 5, 1949. They made their home there and raised five children.

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  • CASE 50th

    Ronald and Joan Case celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, with a golden wedding anniversary party hosted by their family in Tuttle Hall at the Lacey (Wash.) Church. More than 110 relatives and friends shared happy memories,…

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  • CASPER 65th

    Glen Casper and Nena Fowler were married on April 1, 1951. Even though they married on April Fool’s Day, it apparently wasn’t any joke. They are still married 65 years later.

    Glen grew up in southern Oregon’s Coos County, while Nena grew up in Fallon…

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  • CASPER 65th

    Kenneth and Joyce Casper recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with friends and family. They were married Aug. 27, 1950, at a small Adventist church in Corning, Calif.

    Kenneth grew up near the rural hamlet of Gravelford, Ore., while Joyce…

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  • CHILDERS 60th

    Martin and Patricia Childers celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Granger (Wash.) Church on April 26, 2015 where they were joined by family and friends.

    Martin Childers and Pat Fry first met in the second grade when…

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    On Aug. 6, 1967, Ron and Mauretta Christensen began an adventure together that has now lasted 50 years.

    They met in 1964 at Union College in Lincoln, Neb. Although Mauretta only attended there one year, they managed to maintain a long-distance…

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