Gary and Betty Salsbury of Pasco were married June 17, 1960. They have a family dinner planned for June 18 at Bamboo Gardens in Kennewick. A reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. June 20 at the Pasco Latter-day Saints Stake Center.
Betty was a homemaker for most of her early married life. In 1965 she took a job at Chef Reddy foods, a potato processing plant in Othello. This job brought the family to Othello when Gary also got a job there. Then in 1987 she went to work as a custodian at Scootney Springs elementary school. She retired from there in 2006.
As a young man, Gary worked for several dry-land wheat farmers driving tractor and combine. Gary worked at Chef Reddy Foods, the Milwaukee Railroad, farming and then retired from Burlington Northern Railroad in 2002. After retiring he worked for the Othello School District as a mechanic and school bus driver. Gary served as a high school booster club president and Othello ambulance driver for several years along with volunteering for the Othello Fire Department. They lived in Othello for 28 years before moving to Pasco in 2006.
They are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
They have 11 children including three sets of twins: Alan, who is deceased; Duane, of Kennewick; Gary Jr., of Othello; Tim, of Fort Bridger, Wyo.; Tom, of Othello; Stan, of Kennewick; Steve, of Pasco; Dale Anne Martin, of Pasco; Garalene Pruneda, of Pasco; Julie, of Kennewick; and Jason of Kennewick. They have 35 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.