Family: Milestones

  • COMSTOCK 60th

    Darryl and Betty Comstock celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 5, 2014, with a small, family gathering in Stayton, Ore.

    They remember how they met at Pacific Union College (PUC) in Angwin, Calif. Darryl was hungry and hurried to the…

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  • CREITZ 50th

    Jim and Shirley Creitz celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a romantic trip to Canada at the end of June. Being married around Valentine’s Day seemed like a good idea at the time, but the frozen month actually makes anniversary plans difficult. So…

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    Les and Anita Cunningham celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary first with family and relatives in Billings, Mont. They later took a trip to Sweden where they, along with their 14-year-old granddaughter, Leah, visited relatives and friends.

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  • CURRIER 65th

    Joy Tucker was serving on the boys’ deck in the Pacific Union College (PUC) cafeteria when she first caught a glimpse of Clarence Currier. Their attraction quickly bloomed into romance, and she took Clarence home to Lincoln City, Ore., to meet her parents,…

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  • DAVIS 50th

    Ben Davis and Charlene MacKenzie met in February 1963 in the licensed practical nurse class at Portland (Ore.) Sanitarium and Hospital. Charlene knew from the first day of class she wanted to marry Ben. They were married Nov. 25,…

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  • deHaan 50th

    Raymond and Anita deHaan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 13, 2022.

    Raymond Keith and Anita Ann Jelonek were married on Oct. 13, 1972, in Chicago, Illinois, after meeting at school in Chicago.

    Both were gifted musically and…

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  • TUCKER 60th

    Dick and Ruthie Tucker celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family camping trip to Priest Lake, Idaho, in the summer. The celebration continued with a Holiday Light Show cruise with the family on Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, followed by a…

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  • OPP 65th

    LaVern and Doris Opp celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 27, 2016, with a family gathering hosted by their sons.

    LaVern Opp and Doris Vietz were married Aug. 30, 1951 in McClusky, N.D.

    After graduating from Sheyenne River Academy at…

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  • DOWNS 50th

    Wendell and Linda Downs of Palmer, Alaska, were married at Pioneer Park in Walla Walla, Washington, on June 7, 1970. Unlike many other locations they might have chosen, such as churches which grow old, burn down, get repurposed or are sold, the same Garden…

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  • CHILDS 60th

    Duane and Emily Childs celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 20, 2023 at Bellevue Church.

    Duane and Emily were married on Aug. 16, 1963 at St. John's Lutheran Church in San Antonio, Texas. They moved to Seattle, Washington, towing a…

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  • DUNCAN 50th

    Lawrence Duncan and Melissa Jane Hart were married Aug. 15, 1964 in Vancouver, Wash. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16, 2014 in Springfield, Ore., with a potluck.

    The Duncans lived in Portland for five years before…

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  • DUNKS 60th

    Wallace and Gerion Dunks celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 1, 2016, at the Springfield Church fellowship hall. Neighbors, business associates and church members gathered to celebrate and thank the Dunks for all they had done for individuals and…

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  • DUNNEWIN 70th

    Earl "Duke" Dunnewin and Dorothy "Dot" Garvin were married in a little outdoor wedding garden in La Sierra, California, on June 5, 1950. Duke worked as a machinist for a few years. Because of his talent for detail work, a friend suggested he become dental…

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  • DURY 70th

    Melvin and Jean Dury recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with family and church friends at Otis Orchards (Wash.) Church.

    They first met in the eighth grade at the Veradale (Wash.) Adventist Church School. Melvin served in the Army in…

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  • EDGERLY 60th

    Dan and Loween Edgerly celebrated their 60th anniversary on March 12, 2014, with well-wishers and dear friends from their church family in Lebanon, Ore.

    Dan Edgerly first met the lovely Loween Moore while visiting his brother’s family shortly after…

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  • EDWARDS 70th

    On April 26, 2015, the children of Donivan and Eileen Edwards hosted a celebration in honor of their parents 70th wedding anniversary at the Milton Adventist fellowship hall.

    Donivan Edwards and Eileen Bitzer were married Dec. 27, 1944, in Wapato,…

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  • ENGELHART 60th

    Ardell and Margaret Engelhart celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 25, 2014. Their children and other family members had a special gathering together in honor of this milestone.

    Ardell Calvin Engelhart and Margaret Ann Peterson were…

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  • EPPING 60th

    Otto and Juanita Epping celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 1, 2014, at the Coos Bay Church.

    They met at a skating party in the nurses’ gym at Takoma Park, Md. Otto was stationed at the Army base in Fort Mead, Md. After five months, he…

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  • FARR 70th

    Max and Patsye Farr celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 20, 2016, in Monroe, Wash., with a reception at the Best Western Hotel.

    Max Farr married Patsye Mooney on Nov. 6, 1946, in San Bernardino, Calif. During their married life, Max has…

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  • FENTON 50th

    Loren and Ruth (Christensen) Fenton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on Aug. 6, 2017, at the Milton Church, in Milton-Freewater, Ore.

    Loren and Ruth began dating in the spring of 1966 at Walla Walla College when he was…

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