Earl and Doris Clark of Pasco celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with an open house Jan. 30.
They were married Feb. 1, 1940, in Bristow, Okla., and lived above the dairy store they ran there. Doris worked the diner, cooking and serving the customers while Earl made deliveries.
They moved to Pryor, Okla., when Earl went to work for DuPont at the Oklahoma Ordnance Works and moved to the Tri-Cities in 1944 when DuPont transferred him to Hanford.
Earl worked for various Hanford contractors including General Electric Hanford, Atlantic Richfield Company Hanford, Rockwell Hanford and Westinghouse Hanford. He retired in 1981.
He also worked with the First United Methodist Church Benton City Boy Scouts.
Doris worked for Prosser Pack and Heather House.
Earl and Doris lived in Richland until 1950 when they moved to Benton City where they lived until February 2009.
They are members of the First United Methodist Church in Benton City. Doris is a member of the United Methodist Women's Society and the Highland Ladies Society.
The couple's sons are Earl Everett Clark of Pasco, Jim Clark of Rough and Ready, Calif., Ken Clark of Moscow, Idaho, and Don Clark of Richland.
They have 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.