Juanita and Carl Higby

Juanita and Carl Higby, of Richland celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 5.

They met at Washington State College in 1949 and were married Aug. 5, 1951, in Camas. They have lived in the Mid-Columbia off and on since 1951.

Juanita is a homemaker and was a Sunday school teacher and Girl Scout leader. She is an active member and former president of the Heritage Doll Club and member of a Bible study.

Carl worked for General Electric as a chemical engineer at the T-plant and a engineer at the KE and N reactors. From there, he moved to jobs in New York, Idaho and Ohio before returning to Richland and working at FFTF. In 1975, he fulfilled a dream and moved to Alaska and worked on the Alaska Pipeline. Two years later, he returned to work at Rockwell Hanford. After moving around to different states, he returned and retired from Westinghouse in 1991. After retirement, he was back in Alaska upgrading Alyeska's quality assurance program. During his career, he wrote Alyeska's quality assurance manual for pipeline operation and maintenance as well as writing the first quality assurance topical report in the nation for an operating nuclear power station under the nuclear standard NQA-1.

Carl served as a Boy Scout leader, guest speaker at schools and volunteer for the Hanford Science Center and CREHST museum.

Their children are Paula Large (Dean) of Brush Prairie; Laurie Heimbigner (Bruce) of Pullman; Brian Higby (Lisa) of Belleville, Wis., and Kelly Watson (Mark) of Gig Harbor.

They have 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.