Family: Milestones

  • 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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  • HODGES 60th

    Howard and Maris Hodges celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 17, 2020. Their big celebration of a family trip was postponed due to COVID-19.

    Howard and Maris met at a basketball game at Emmanuel Missionary College (now Andrews University…

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  • HOFFMAN 50th

    Ray and Gloria Hoffman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 9, 2017, with a reception at the Walla Walla City Church in southeast Washington.

    Ray Hoffman met Gloria Blanck in College Place, Wash., early in 1967. Ray was barbering at Bob…

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  • HOUSE 65th

    To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Lonnie and Lillie House renewed their vows in the Valley View Church in East Wenatchee, Wash., in front of family and friends. For their 65th wedding anniversary the whole family went out for dinner and later had…

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  • HOUSE 70th

    Lonnie Sr. and Lillie House celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on April 22, 2018, privately with family at their home.

    Lonnie House married Lillie Harlen-Taylor on April 21, 1948, in Bentonville, Ark.

    They moved from Missouri to…

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  • JAECKS 60th

    Celebrating 60 years of married life turned out to be more than a one-day celebration on a specific date.

    Lenard and Lois Jaecks were united in marriage on June 7, 1953, in the Merrill (Wis.) Church. When there was talk about celebrating the 60th…

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  • JONES 50th

    Gary and Christy Jones celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 25, 2017, in Vancouver, Wash.

    The pair spent most of their lives in Minnesota. Gary A. Jones graduated Braham High School and Christy F. Ubl graduated Hinckley High School; both…

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  • KEGLEY 60th

    Earl and Ardyce (Hanson) Kegley celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 17, 2020, in Oakville, Washington, with an immediate-family luncheon.

    They were married at the Auburn Church in Auburn, Washington, on Oct. 16, 1960. Earl was drafted…

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  • KEGLEY 60th

    Surrounded by family and friends Albert and Marjorie Kegley recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 6, 2019, at the Shelton Church located in Shelton, Wash.

    Albert Kegley and Marjorie Wortman were married on April 5, 1959, at the…

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  • Dubay 75th

    Bud and Midge Dubay celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on July 3, 2022.

    Kenneth "Bud" Lester Dubay and Scharlotte "Midge" Mae Donaca were married on July 3, 1947, in Gold Beach, Oregon, having first met in April of 1946.


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  • SANDVIK 70TH — Kent and Vivian "Ibbie" (Pearson) Sandvik celebrated 70 years of marriage with a dinner with friends and family on Feb. 11, 2023 at Palmer Church.

    Kent and Ibbie met at Laurelwood Adventist Academy and were married on Feb. 8, 1953 in Gaston, Oregon.…

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  • KLEIN 60th

    Darrell and Narlita (Nieman) Klein are celebrating 60 years of marriage.

    They met one summer day in 1956 at the Youth Center in College Place, Wash., and were married at the Greenlake Church on Nov. 9, 1957.

    Darrell went to work for the Vernon…

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  • KOEHN 60th

    Walt and Donna Koehn celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 5, 2014, at a dinner with family and photos on the beach of Maui, Hawaii.

    Waldemar Koehn and Donna L. Chadwick met at Harris Pine Mills when Walt threw a snowball at Donna. Six…

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  • KONZACK 75th

    Clayton and Peggy Konzack celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary Sept. 17, 2017, with more than 100 guests in Roseburg, Ore., at a catered luncheon, hosted by their two daughters and grandchildren. Peggy’s wedding dress, still in good condition, was on…

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  • KOSTENKO 70th

    Harold Kostenko and Vanice Koenig Kostenko celebrated their 70th anniversary Aug. 22, 2020, with friends and family. Married at Bowdon Church in North Dakota, they made their first home at Emmanuel Missionary College in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Harold…

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  • KYLE 70th

    Jim and Sybil Kyle celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 3, 2017.

    Sybil Morrison and James Kyle first met accidentally in Bozeman, Mont., at Mount Ellis Academy in the spring of 1942, when Jim photo-bombed a graduation picture of Sybil's…

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  • LARSEN 65th

    Eskild and Iris Larsen celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with church members and family, including six who traveled from Denmark for the occasion and their son David, who traveled from California for the occasion. The dinner reception took place at…

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  • LOISEAU 50th

    Lucien and Armande Loiseau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with more than 75 of their friends at a party hosted by their daughter and son-in law, Linda and Derrick Foxworth, at the Portland City Grill in downtown Portland, Ore. Kevin Rhamie, pastor…

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  • LOVELY 50th

    For 50 years, Harlin and Donna Lovely kept the sweaters they were wearing the day they married, and they donned them again for the family gathering as they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

    Harlin Lovely met Donna Whisenhunt at a summer…

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