Jackie and Art Blum of Kennewick celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and members of their wedding party on July 5 at Anthony's restaurant in Richland. They also will celebrate with an Alaskan cruise with their children and grandchildren.
They were married July 7, 1964, in Spokane. They moved to the Mid-Columbia in 1965.
Jackie was a registered nurse in long-term care. She retired from Life Care Center in Kennewick in 2010. She was a Campfire leader and a volunteer for Team Read.
Art worked for KONA Radio for 42 years as an announcer, salesman and engineer, retiring in 2007. He currently works part time as a broadcast engineer for Northwest Public Radio at Washington State University. He is a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and has worked with the Miss Tri-Cities Pageant for 49 years.
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They are members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Kennewick.
They have two daughters, Lisa Swanson of Pullman and Julie Blum of Seattle.
They have three grandchildren.