Judith and Macedonio Urrutia
Judith and Macedonio Urrutia, of Richland, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise and a celebration at the Anthology Center in Richland.
They moved to the Mid-Columbia in 1967 and were married on July 28, 1967 in Pasco.
Judy was a registered nurse and worked at Kadlec pediatrics, office and in home care, and at Kennewick General Hospital in the nursery, now Trios Health. She retired in 2010 from Kennewick General Hospital.
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She is a member of Tri-City Quilt Guild. Quilts for community service is what she enjoys most, as well as making quilts for the family. She is a member of White Bluffs Museum and she does jail ministry. She decorated the church for Mass over many years, made banners and was a member of Catholic Daughters.
Mac worked at Welch Foods for 34 years, starting as a general laborer and moving up to “A” mechanic. He retired from Welch Foods in 1999. He belongs to the Knights of Columbus and is a 4th degree Knight and ushers the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday.
He was a jogger for 18 years, and coached Special Olympics track and field for four years. Then he went into weightlifting, becoming a Washington state champion, national champion and a world champion in bench press for his age and weight.
They enjoy time spent with their grandsons, camping, fishing, the Oregon coast and a dude ranch in Oregon. They are members of Holy Spirit Parish in Kennewick.
They have two daughters, Diahann Howard and Carla Urrutia, both of Richland.
They have two grandsons.
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