Ofelia and David Bowls of Richland celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary Feb. 20 with a trip to the Oregon Coast.
They moved to the Mid-Columbia in 1949 and were married Feb. 20, 1959, at the First Baptist Church in Richland.
Ofelia worked for The Mart in Richland and then The Bootery in Richland, retiring from there in 1975. She works with Celebrate Recovery at the First Baptist Church in Richland.
David worked for The Mart in Richland, P&K Autobody, Richland, and the city of Richland Fire Department, retiring in 1983 as battalion chief. He is a member of Columbia Basin Racquet Club in Richland.
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David and Ofelia are the owners of David and Sons Mini-Storage in Richland.
They have two children, DeLayne Bowls of Kennewick and Derek Bowls, a major in the Army, stationed at Hershberg, Germany.
They have two grandchildren.