Donald and Ruth Barnard of Kennewick were married June 3, 1938, at the First Christian Church in Great Falls, Mont. They celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary with a family dinner June 13.
Ruth graduated from Deaconess Hospital in Great Falls, Mont. She is a retired registered nurse.
Don sorted mail for the postal service on the railroad for 31 years. They moved here in 1968 so that he could work as a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service. He retired in 1972.
They enjoyed hosting a German exchange student in 1957.
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Don was a member of the Masonic Lodge #51.
Ruth was a member of Eastern Star.
They have three children, Nancy Berry of Pasco; Allen Barnard of Minneapolis, Minn.; and Wayne Barnard of Hinton, Va. They have six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
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