Saylers celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

June 26, 2012

By Contributor

George and Colleen Sayler in 2012

George and Colleen Sayler, of Issaquah, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 30, 2012, with a luau party hosted by their children Tricia, Craig, Michele and Michael, and daughter-in-law Mindy.

George and Colleen both grew up in Magnolia, where they met through mutual friends in the neighborhood. They started dating on Halloween in 1958. They got engaged March 3, 1962, and married June 30, 1962, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, in Magnolia.

They lived in several different locations in Magnolia, finally settling in the house on West Boston Street that George grew up in. In that house, they started their family. In February 1966, they became foster parents to daughter Tricia, whom they adopted in September 1966. They had their son Craig in May 1967, daughter Michele in August 1968 and son Michael in December 1972.

Colleen and George Sayler in 1962

In 1975, they moved to Woodinville. George worked as a plumber at the University of Washington until he retired in 1995. After retirement, they moved to Klahanie in 1999.

George and Colleen have seven grandchildren — Alexandra, Jordyn, Carsen, Karter, Brett, Mallory and Braxten. This year, they celebrated their eldest granddaughter graduating from high school and their youngest granddaughter graduating from kindergarten.

Through the years they have enjoyed spending time and traveling with their family and friends — especially the grandkids who give them so much joy — tent camping at Island Lake, trips to San Diego to visit family, trips to Kalaloch and Cannon Beach, going to car shows at the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, gardening, decorating for Christmas in a big way and they are longtime University of Washington Husky football season ticket holders.

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One Response to “Saylers celebrate 50th wedding anniversary”

  1. sharon leemaster on June 27th, 2012 7:25 pm

    The Saylers are a model couple, always caring for others– family and friends. When their luau party had to move inside due to a torential downpour, the 62 guests sweezed in and celebrated. Their offsprings and their spouses etc put on a spread that many a professional party planner should emulate.

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