LaVern and Sammie (Bowers) Engelke of Kennewick celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 18 with cake served at the Church of Christ Kennewick.
They were married April 18, 1960.
Vern was a 1959 Pasco High School graduate, and Sammie was a 1960 Kennewick High School graduate.
They owned their own business in Portland. Sammie works for the Kennewick School District.
Vern retired from Fred Meyer in 2006.
Their children are Merry Hyndshaw of Kennewick, Linda Ann Smith of Portland and Jason Engelke of Oklahoma City, Okla. They have four grandchildren.