Artis and Burton Vaughan of Kennewick celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Feb. 12 at Charbonneau Retirement Community in Kennewick.
They were married Jan. 30, 1949, at Northbrae Community Church in Berkeley, Calif.
They have lived in the Mid-Columbia for 45 years. They moved from California in 1969.
Artis is an artist, and her works have been featured in gallery shows and numerous collections. She also has been involved in Richland's Ad-Hoc Art Selection Advisory Committee and its Study Committee on the Cultural Center, Benton County's Jail Task Force and its architect selection chairwoman, juror for many juried shows of the regional public schools, Columbia Basin College and Allied Arts Association. She has served on the Mid-Columbia Arts Council as member and president, the Mid-Columbia Symphony Board, the Washington State Arts Commission and the Arts Center Task Force as member and president.
Burton has been an adjunct professor of biological sciences for 23 years at Washington State University Tri-Cities and previously directed a large research department for Battelle Memorial Institute, at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He retired from PNNL in 1991. He has been a member and president of the Mid-Columbia Symphony Board. He is a founding member of the local chamber music sponsoring organization, Camerata Musica, and a member of the Arts Center Task Force. He is a member of many scholarly publication societies.
They have two daughters, Keva Vaughan-McMorrow (Edward McMorrow) of Edmunds; Karen Vaughan (Larry Gulotta) of Brooklyn, N.Y. They have three grandsons.