Trudy and Joe Vincent
Trudy and Joe Vincent of Richland celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 26 with a family dinner and a renewal of their vows.
Trudy was born and raised in Outlook, Mont. Trudy met Joe while she was working as a nurse in Leavenworth, Joe's hometown. Trudy wanted to learn to ski and Joe was a top ski jumper in the country and had competed in the Olympic tryouts for ski jumping in Chicago. They were married on July 26, 1952.
They moved to the Tri-Cities in 1953 where Trudy practiced nursing and Joe served in the Army. Later Joe became part owner of the Big Pierre Lumber Yards in the Tri-Cities and Walla.
They are very active in the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Kennewick and have served the elderly in the nursing homes for 30 years.
They have two sons, Mark Vincent and Mike Vincent, both of Pasco.
They have seven grandsons and eight great-grandchildren.
Mary and Vince Kirk
Mary and Vince Kirk of Kennewick celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 21 with a family dinner at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Ore.
They were married July 21, 1962, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Camas. They moved from Bremerton to the Mid-Columbia in 1993.
Mary retired from the Red Lion Hotel in Pasco as director of housekeeping in 2006.
Vince is a retired U. S. Submariner and also retired from Hanford in 2005. He is a member of the Submarine Veterans of the Tri-Cities.
They have one son, Mike Kirk of Pasco.
They have two grandchildren.
Judy and Joe Mosebar
Judy and Joe Mosebar of Kennewick celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 18 with a family celebration on Blake Island.
They were married Aug. 18, 1962, at the Pasco Christian Church. They have lived in the Mid-Columbia for 62 years.
Judy was a teacher before retiring in 2000 from the Kennewick School District. She is a member of Chapter EL, P.E.O., Three Rivers Guild, and the Board of Trustees of Franklin County Historical Society.
Joe was a principal before retiring in 2000 from the Pasco School District. He served as president and lieutenant governor of Pasco Kiwanis, president of the Salvation Army Board and retired U.S. Army Reserve.
They are members of the Pasco Christian Church, Tumbleweed RV'ers and the Tri-City Country Club.
They have three children, Julie Granberg, of New Castle, Jason Mosebar of Vancouver and Jill Hubbell of Camas.
They have five grandchildren.
Ruth and Allan Sanders
Ruth and Allan Sanders of Kennewick celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 16 with an open house in their "barn" on their property and then an Alaskan cruise in August with family and friends.
They were married June 16, 1962, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Ruth came to the Mid-Columbia in 1952 from Oregon City, Ore., and Allan in 1958 from Hot Springs, Mont.
Ruth was a carhop at the Pasco A&W drive-in, a grocery clerk and then a secretary for Pacific Steel before retiring in 2006.
Allan worked for Welch Foods from 1958-78, at Hanford for seven years and then as a millwright for Rockwell/Westinghouse for 10 years before semi-retiring. He worked as a local driver for Pacific Steel before completely retiring in 2004.
They have enjoyed the Kennewick Jaycees, the Hill and Gully motorcycle club and are members of the Moose and Eagles Clubs.
They have three children, Frank Sanders, David Sanders and Angela Sanders-Carr.
They have 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.