Family: Milestones

  • FOWLER 65th

    Harris and Colleen (Wood) Fowler's children organized a celebration for the couple's 65th wedding celebration at the Wenatchee (Wash.) Adventist Family Life Center on Aug. 29, 2015. It was wonderful to see all their friends from many years celebrating with…

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  • FREITAS 70th

    Bob and Beth Freitas celebrated 70 years of marriage with their children on Oct. 26, 2014, at their home. They had a few close friends over as well for a delicious spaghetti dinner made by their son-in-law.

    Bob met Beth Evans during high school in…

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  • FREITAS 75th

    Bob and Beth Freitas celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2019. They were married in Reno, Nev., on June 25, 1944. They have been retired for 30 years, living in Sequim, Wash. Recently moved to Auburn, Wash., to live with their daughter,…

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  • FRY 75th

    Charlie and Lucille Fry celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Feb. 27, 2015. 

    Josie Lucille Woodard and Charlie Mason Fry grew up in the same small town of Cedar Grove, Tenn. Their marriage was performed by a local justice of the peace on Feb. 27…

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  • FUNNER 70th

    Carl and Myke Funner enjoyed dinner with family on their 70th wedding anniversary on Oct. 5, 2017, in Yakima, Wash.

    E. Myra "Myke" Decker married Carl Funner on Oct. 5, 1947, in Granger, Wash. Carl and Myke moved to southeast Alaska following their…

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  • GEARHART 70th

    Bud and Betty Gearhart celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 7, 2019, in Coos Bay, Ore., with a family dinner.

    Clarence "Bud" Gearhart and Betty Hilligoss grew up in the cascade mountains, near Willamina, Ore., in the little mountain…

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  • GESSELE 50th

    Glen Gessele and Marybeth Watkins were married on Aug. 12, 1968. It all started at Union College in Lincoln, Neb., where they met the fall of 1966. Glen was from North Dakota and Marybeth from Louisiana. They were married in Jonesboro, La., a couple of…

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  • GIBBONS 50th

    Ed and Dianne Gibbons recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with a trip to Austria and Switzerland, staying in quaint towns and admiring the Alps. It was a delight to see the Matterhorn and take the cog railway to the “Top of Europe” — Jungfrau. The…

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  • GIENGER 60th

    Ed and Allegra (Lang) Gienger's 60 years of marriage was honored by their children and grandchildren during an open house reception at the Village Church in College Place, Wash., on June 14, 2014. The many friends and other family members attending enjoyed…

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  • GODMAN 50th

    Dan and Nancy Godman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3, 2017, at the Havstad Alumni Center on the campus of Walla Walla University, in College Place, Wash.

    Dan Godman married Nancy Knopp on Sept. 3, 1967, at Lynnwood Church in…

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  • GRANT 70th

    To honor and celebrate 70 years of marriage, Ben and Carol Grant’s three children hosted a catered dinner and family reunion on Jan. 21, 2017, in a converted country church near Eugene, Ore.

    On Jan. 21, 1947, at the College Church in College Place,…

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  • GREENWAY 50th

    Merle and Ruth (Panasuk) Greenway celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary while enjoying a camping trip at Netarts Bay on the Oregon coast.

    Married Sept. 14, 1969, in Williston, N.D., the couple returned to Walla Walla College for their senior…

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  • HAIN 60th

    Ruby and Dieter Hain of Walla Walla, Wash., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in the Havstad Alumni Center on the campus of Walla Walla University in College Place, Wash., on July 1, 2018. Family and friends joined them from as far away as Canada and…

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  • HANSON 50th

    Dick and Carol Hanson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 28, 2015, with a brunch at Lakeside Gardens in Portland, Ore. The special day was hosted by their daughter and son-in-law, Tami and Jon, and their grandchildren, Megan and Matthew.

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  • HARRIS 50th

    Philip and Arlene Harris of Fairfield, Mont., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. 

    Philip Richard Harris and Arlene Joyce Ausmus were married in Burns, Ore., on Sept. 6, 1964. They settled on the Harris family ranch west of Fairfield and lived…

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  • HEAGY 60th

    Cliff and Alice Heagy celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 16, 2014, with a reception at the Walla Walla City Church in Walla Walla, Wash.

    While at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., one snowy evening in November…

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  • HELLIE 60th

    Paul and Lois Hellie celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 28, 2015, in College Place, Wash., with an outdoor dinner.

    Paul Hellie met Lois Haraden while attending Walla Walla College (WWC). They were married Aug. 28, 1955, in Portland, Ore…

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  • HIEB 70th

    Archie and Lyndel Hieb celebrated 70 years of marriage on Dec. 22, 2016, quietly with family in Walla Walla, Wash.

    Archie met Lyndel Peterson from Minneapolis, when she began teaching at a small country school, north of Cleveland, N.D., and close to his…

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  • HINMAN 50th

    Bill and Nita Hinman “celebrated” their 50th anniversary June 11, 2020, with takeout from Olive Garden in a park in Yakima, Washington, near their home.

    Bill, a 27-year old junior high music teacher, met Nita (Yeager) Martin, a single mother, when…

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