Arlene and Melvin Fisk
Arlene and Melvin Fisk of West Richland celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 13 at the Hampton Inn in Richland.
They were married Aug. 11, 1956, in Olympia. They have lived in the Mid-Columbia for 41 years.
Arlene was raised in Aberdeen and attended Washington State University. Later, she attended Armstrong Business College in Berkeley, Calif. After marriage, she was a secretary for the head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Idaho. After moving to Richland, she worked at Big Pierre Lumber and later for a collection agency.
Mel was raised in Potlatch, Idaho, and graduated from the University of Idaho and went to work for Albers Milling. They have lived in Centralia, Chehalis, Olympia and Sumner. Later, he worked for Lederle Laboratories, living in Yakima before moving to Richland in 1975. Mel worked for Westinghouse Hanford from 1980-95, after which he became a substance abuse counselor. He worked for Lourdes Counseling Center before retiring from Somerset Counseling Center in 2015. He continues to be active in substance recovery support groups.
They enjoy their 2 1/2 acres in West Richland, travels in their motorhome, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.
They have two children, Vicki and Robert Piippo of Richland, and the late Scott Fisk.
They have four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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