Judy (Peterka) and Dale Daniels
Judy (Peterka) and Dale Daniels will celebrate their 60th anniversary at a reception held by their children and grandchildren. They were married May 6, 1955, in the Methodist Church in Orofino, Idaho.
Dale began his radio career in 1957 with KLER in Orofino. He worked for several stations in the Northwest. In 1962, the family moved to Pendleton, where he worked for KKID and KUMA. In April 1968, Dale was able to do one of the last interviews with Robert Kennedy in Pendleton before his ill-fated trip to Los Angeles.
In July, he did another interview with Paul Harvey during a local convention. In September, they were weekend hosts during the Pendleton Round-up, for the Japanese Consul General, Keisuke Ochi, his family and governess.
In 1971, the family moved to the Tri-Cities, where Dale joined the staff of KONA radio. He was on the air four years before going into sales. He was a charter member of the Tri-City Executive Association. He retired from KONA in 2002.
Dale was a member of the Jaycees and Pendleton Elks Lodge #288. He is a member of the Kennewick Traffic Safety Commission and a former member of the Kennewick Improvement Board. After retirement, he was one of the participating organizers of the Mid-Columbia Senior Softball Association.
Judy was a homemaker, raising their four children. She was a member of the Toastmistress, Jayceettes, a local bridge club and a shortstop on a women’s softball team. She graduated from Columbia Basin College in 1975 and was employed by the state’s Child Support Enforcement Division of Social and Health Services. She held several positions before retiring as a support enforcement officer in March 2000.
Their children and spouses are, Jeff and Debi Daniels, Danny and Patti Daniels, Joni and Greg Tiffany and Joe and Heidi Daniels, all of Kennewick. They have 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.