Julie and Gordon Mathews of Mathews Corner celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 20 with their children and families.
They were married Jan. 26, 1952, in Kennewick and moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where Gordon was stationed in the Air Force. After Gordon's discharge, they moved back to the Columbia Basin and homesteaded in Block 15. Together, they farmed their land until retiring in 1996.
They are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Columbia Basin Ward.
They have four children, Steven (Belinda) Mathews of Pasco; Grant (Jill) Mathews of Basin City; Denise (Ron) Legrand of Mesa, Ariz.; and Blaine (Sandy) Mathews of Mesa, Ariz. They have 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.