Family members react as Martin and Angelene Bales renew their wedding vows Thursday during a ceremony at the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy’s Hospice House in Kennewick.
The Prosser couple, who met in Oregon when Martin was 16, have been married 46 years. Angelene, who has had ovarian cancer for three years, was admitted to hospice this week and nurses decided to organize the ceremony.
“We always wanted to renew our vows,” said Martin. “We just never had the money. Now I know that really all you need is love.”
Joining them, from left, are Chaplain Cheryl Kulas, nephew John Bales and their children, Martin Bales Jr., Jeremy Bales, Vonda Miller and Travis Bales.