A reception in honor newlyweds Drew and Meghan Puterbaugh will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday at 380 Green Valley Road. A dinner will follow at 6 p.m. Meghan Stadheim of Albert Lea, Minn., married Drew Puterbaugh of Mabton in ceremonies on Jan. 2, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Albert Lea. She is the daughter of Richard and Sarah Stadheim of Albert Lea and he is the son of Stacy and Diana Puterbaugh of Mabton. Serving as her maid of honor was Ella Johnson. Bridal attendants were Charlene Kuipers and Jade VanHolland. Levi Puterbaugh was best man. Groomsmen included Bennett Stadheim and Garret Stadheim. Ushers were Zach Wangen and Spencer Wangen. Previously, a wedding reception was held at the bride’s home in Albert Lea. She is a 2011 graduate of Albert Lea High School and a 2015 Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business. Puterbaugh is a 2013 Sunnyside Christian High School graduate and will graduate in the spring of 2017 from Dordt College. He is also working on his degree in agricultural business.
Gonzalez and Sanchez
Diana Sanchez and Adrian Gonzalez of Sunnyside will exchange wedding vows in a Catholic ceremony Saturday at Blessed Sacred Church in Grandview. An outdoor reception will follow in Prosser. The couple will be attended by nine groomsmen and nine bridesmaids. The future newlyweds plan to honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta. They will make Granger their first home. The bride to be is the daughter of Miquel and Isabel Sanchez. He is the son of Mario and Maria Gonzalez. The couple are both 2011 graduates of Sunnyside High School. He attended Wyo-Tech in Wyoming to study collision and repair. Gonzalez is currently employed at Bob Hall’s Greenway in Yakima. Sanchez is pursuing a degree in dental hygiene and is currently employed at Community Dental Care in Sunnyside.
Boyd and Pat McLean’s children will host a party in honor of their parents’ 60th wedding anniversary. The celebration is from 1:30-4:30 p.m. June 18, in the Sunnyside Eagles, 100 E. South Hill Road. Boyd McLean and Pat Meiser were married on June 9, 1956, in Lewiston, Idaho. He retired from operating Boyd’s Barbershop and continued to operate Boyd’s Auto Wrecking. Mrs. McLean is retired from Independent Food Processors. They have four children; Deb and Vic Ward of Selah, Phyliss and Pat Bopray of Spokane, Dale and Angela McLean of Bellevue, and Chip and Stacy McLean of Gresham, Ore. They also have eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Family and friends are welcome to attend. The McLeans request “no gifts please.”
Copenhaver and Walter
SUNNYSIDE – Elecia Walter and Austin Copenhaver have set Aug. 12 for their late afternoon wedding at the Savanna Bible Church in Savanna, ILL. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Douglas and Janice Walter of Elizabeth, ILL. A graduate of West Carroll High School, Walter earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and management from Grace College in 2011. She currently is a marketing and communication coordinator at Benton REA in Prosser. The bridegroom is the son of David and Kathie Copenhaver of Sunnyside. A 2006 graduate of Sunnyside High School, he is a 2010 graduate of Grace College. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and management of information systems. He currently works as a system’s administrator for H.R. Spinner in Yakima.
SUNNYSIDE — A coffee social is planned to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Dan and Brenda Kephart of Sunnyside. The social, which will include cake and ice cream, is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 12 at Sunnyside United Methodist Church, 906 E. Edison Ave. The event is open to family and friends. The couple was married June 10, 1966 in Nampa, Idaho. They have lived in Sunnyside for the past 47 years. They have two children, Scot Kephart and Suzy Kephart, three grandchildren, Shayla, Savanna and Siena. Both are retired Sunnyside School District teachers – he at the junior high and high school and she worked at Lincoln and Chief Kamiakin elementary schools.
Les and Helen Amundson are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary today. The couple was married May 24, 1946, in Idaho. He was a partner in Amundson Hardware, the family hardware store. She worked part-time as a store bookkeeper, along with caring for the couple’s five children; Paula Culver, Gayle Pykonen, Bunny Martinez, Max Amundson, all of the Lower Yakima Valley, and Geri Setter, of Seattle.
Carol and George V. Johnson will mark their 60th wedding anniversary by renewing their marriage vows Saturday at a 5 p.m. mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. An open house at the church will follow the wedding mass. The couple was married May 5, 1956 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Yakima. The Johnsons have lived in the area for 75 years. He is known as Sunnyside’s milkman, having worked for the Carnation Milk Company for 26 years. He also was a Sunnyside School District bus driver for 24 years. Mrs. Johnson is a housewife and author of God Speaks to Us, which was published in 2008. She also operated a home craft shop making flower arrangements for special occasions, such as weddings. The couple have five children, 15 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The couple plan a family celebration after school is out.
Bobadilla and Ramos
Following a Christmas Eve 2015 proposal, Alejandra Bobadilla and Adam Ramos have set Aug. 20 as their wedding date. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Miguel and Maria Bobadilla of Sunnyside. She is employed as a migrant student advocate and as a Sunnyside High School cheerleading coach. Ramos is the son of David and Rosey Ramos of Sunnyside. He is employed at Haywood Concrete Construction in Moxee.
Murphy and Pierce
MABTON — Shannon Pierce and Mark Murphy of Spokane announced their engagement before friends at the Spokane Fellowship Church, where the couple plan to be married on April 9, 2016. The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Sandra Pierce and Don Pierce of Mabton. She is also a 1993 Mabton High School graduate, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in education from Central Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in developmental education from Seattle Pacific University. She is employed as a pre-kindergarten teacher at Sunnyside’s Sun Valley Elementary School. Murphy is the son of Margaret Jane Murphy of Spokane Valley and the late George Edward Murphy. Murphy is a 1998 graduate of North Central High School in Spokane and attended Spokane Falls Community College. He is employed as a cabinet marker for Huntwood Cabinets in Liberty Lake.
Couple marks 30th wedding anniversary SUNNYSIDE – Henry and Marilyn Van Oostrum are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 30, 1985, in Yakima. The couple has two children, Adrian (Jessica) Van Oostrum of Vancouver, and Analisa Van Oostrum of Newberg, Ore. The Van Oostrums have lived in Sunnyside their entire married life. He has owned and operated his own business in landscaping and lawn maintenance since 1981. She is a nurse supervisor with nurse family partnership for Yakima Memorial Hospital. The couple’s favorite verse is I Corinthians 13:7-8, “Love always trusts, hopes, protects and preserves. Love never fails.” - I Corinthians 13: 7-8.
SUNNYSIDE – Bruce and Donna Homer will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving Day. The couple will mark the day at their home with their children and grandchildren, counting their blessings, Mrs. Homer said. They were married in the Sunnyside Methodist Church on Nov. 26, 1955. The longtime Sunnyside couple have four children, Darena Ah Quin, of Richland, Natalie Varoz of Phoenix, Ariz., Renee Carith of Richland and Jolene Henn of Sunnyside. They have nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Homer is a retired journeyman plumber and farmer and she is a retired secretary.
Kantman and Vargas
Barbara L. Vargas will marry Michael S. Kantman on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. The couple will be united in marriage at the historic Princess Theatre in Prosser. The bride-elect is the daughter of Domingo and Pat Ramirez of Grandview. She is a licensed massage practitioner at Prosser Chiropractic. The groom-to-be is a special education teacher at Sierra Vista Middle School in Sunnyside. He is the son of the late Emma Lacy of Sunnyside. Celebrating the union of their parents will be the bride-elect’s two children, Lauren and Alexander, and her fiance’s two sons, Tyler and Ethan.
Zamora and Lopez
Samantha Zamora and C.J. Lopez will be united in marriage this coming Saturday at Le Jardin in Zillah. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gabriel and Misty Zamora of Sunnyside. The groom-to-be is the son of Daniel Lopez and Melinda Diaz, both of Grandview. Zamora is a 2009 graduate of Sunnyside High School. She earned an Associate’s degree at Columbia Basin College in 2012 and a Bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2014. She is the owner of the Daily Buzz espresso shop in Sunnyside. Lopez graduated from Grandview High School in 2008. He continued his education, earning a degree to become a physical therapist assistant at Pima Medical Institute in 2015.
Marlee Ziegler of Sunnyside and Matt Elliott of Moses Lake were married Saturday, Aug. 1, in a late afternoon ceremony held at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser. Serving as maid of honor was Rachel Rodriguez. Colton Haas was best man. Bridesmaids included Heidi Merrit, Kayla Elliott and Stormie Douglas, who wore black lace dresses with a champagne-colored underlay in keeping with the bride’s white, gold and black colored Great Gatsby scheme. Flower girls Sadie Merrit and Isabella Douglas wore gold sequin dresses with black sashes and gold crowns. The bridegroom and his groomsmen entered the ceremony to the music of the Star Wars’ “Imperial March.” His groomsmen included Matt Milanca and Mike Ryan. Elijah Elliott was the ring bearer carrying a Star Wars’ ring pillow. The couple’s wedding vows included the words “in a galaxy far, far, away.” The Star Wars-theme was also featured on the wedding cake with a handmade topper of the newlyweds holding light sabers. The wedding guests enjoyed a catered dinner from Sunnyside’s Bon Vino’s Bistro and Bakery, with music by DJ Garin Moore. A photo booth and complimentary photographs were also enjoyed. Following a honeymoon trip to southern California, the couple is at home in Moses Lake.