Rollin and Nyla Swanson

Rollin and Nyla Swanson of Richland celebrated 50 years of marriage on Dec. 20 with their children and grandchildren hosting a celebration last July.

They were married Dec. 20, 1960, at the First Covenant Church in Portland. They moved back to the Tri-Cities one year ago from Ellensburg.

Rollin is a retired Lutheran pastor and has served numerous congregations in New York, Rhode Island and in Eastern Washington, including Ascension Lutheran Church of Kennewick from 1981-84.

Nyla is a retired registered nurse and has worked in various hospitals and nursing facilities including Kennewick General Hospital from 1981-84. She retired in 2004 from Yakima Memorial Hospital.

They are members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Kennewick.

They have four children, Christopher Swanson (Bonnie) of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Kenneth Swanson (Suzanne) of Kennewick; Kerry Swanson (Lisa) of Pullman; and Susan Swanson of Richland.

They have five grandsons and one granddaughter.