Eileen and Everett Weakley

February 3, 2013 

Eileen and Everett Weakley of Richland celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 27.

They were married on Jan. 24, 1953, in Richland. Everett moved from Orofino, Idaho, to the Mid-Columbia in 1950 and Eileen from Spokane in 1951.

Eileen worked for General Electric until the birth of their first son. She did daycare out of her home for many years and volunteered with Volunteer Chore Service for two decades. She also worked at the former Birthright office once a week for a number of years.

She is a member of Christ the King Church, the Young Ladies' Institute, a Eucharist minister, Bible study leader for many years, a member of the Columbia River Square Dancers and part of the Central United Protestant monthly book club.

Everett worked as a chemical engineer, primarily in reactor fuel element production for more than 44 years at Hanford. He retired in 1994 from Westinghouse Hanford.

He is a member of Christ the King Church, Knights of Columbus, Columbia River Square Dancers, Richland Rod and Gun Club, Christian Nuclear Fellowship and the Elks.

They have seven children: Steven Weakley of Richland; Kathleen Schweiger of Richland; Michael Weakley of Kennewick; Theresa Weakley of Richland; Joseph Weakley of West Richland; Mary Funk of Greenville, S.C.; and Joy Weakley Bailey of Seattle.

They have 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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