December 20, 2011
Richard and Molly Robbers, Issaquah residents from 1963-1987 who are currently living in Everett, will celebrate their 60th anniversary Dec. 28.
They have six children.
You could say that the first decade of Belfair couple Rick and Molly Robbers’ life together indelibly shaped the five decades that followed.
They spent their honeymoon, beginning Dec. 28, 1951, coaxing a 1949 Ford convertible from Everett to Pensacola, Fla., where Rick was stationed in the Naval Aviation Cadet Program. Cadets weren’t supposed to be married and once when Rick returned to the base after curfew, having secretly tended to his ailing bride, a smug duty officer wrote him up, eager to bust Rick’s chops. Was seeing Molly a few minutes more that night worth it?
“Of course,” Rick said.
It didn’t hurt later when Rick — aboard a troop transport taking newly minted naval officers to N.A.S. Barber’s Point, Oahu, Hawaii — greeted that same duty officer, washed out and dishing up chow.
September 13, 2011
Marv and Lucille Lemke celebrate 68th anniversary
Marv and Lucille Lemke, of Issaquah, celebrated their 68th anniversary Sept. 2.
Marv and Lucille both grew up on dairy farms near Milwaukee, Wis., and met at a friend’s wedding reception dance. Marv, smitten by Lucille Lueder, asked if he could drive her home, but she refused. Through a friend, Marv found out where Lucille lived and drove by her family farm the next day, finding her standing at the well pump. He asked her for a Saturday night date, she accepted and they continued seeing each other every Saturday night for the next year.
They married in Thiensville, Wis., on Sept 2,1943.
Marv served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and set foot in Japan on Sept. 2,1945, right after the USS Missouri battleship was in Tokyo Bay for Japan’s signing of the official instrument of surrender.
After his discharge from the Navy in 1945, Marv worked at the Washington State Employment Office, in Seattle, and helped reactivate the Washington National Guard, which was demobilized at the end of the war. He rejoined the Navy in 1948 and worked at Sand Point Naval Air Station until he was transferred in 1966 to the U.S. Navy Reserve Fleet in
Bremerton, where he worked for 10 years.
Marv then worked at the Safeway Beverage Plant, in Bellevue, until his retirement 14 years later.
Marv and Lucille have always been very active in the Lutheran church, both serving in many leadership roles. Over the years, they, along with their son Paul, traveled to every state, camping in all of them with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. They have lived at Providence Point for 26 years.
July 5, 2011
Tom and Sally Montgomery, of Issaquah celebrated 50 years of marriage on July 1, 2011.
Sally grew up in Metaline Falls. Tom, originally from Minnesota, moved to Spokane during his childhood. The two met at North Central High School in Spokane but didn’t date until after high school. They were married in Spokane on July 1, 1961.
Tom and Sally then moved to Issaquah. Tom, an aeronautical engineer, worked for The Boeing Co. and Sally, a trained physical therapist, worked for the Issaquah School District after the couple’s four children were grown. Their children are Paul Montgomery, of Bellevue, Ann Doherty, of West Seattle, Susan Montgomery, of Seattle, and Clark Montgomery, of Billings, Mont. They also have nine grandchildren who keep them busy.
Tom and Sally celebrated their anniversary in Chelan with their entire immediately family.
June 7, 2011
Richard and Gloria James celebrated their 50th anniversary with their daughter Susan and granddaughter Jessica during the June 4 weekend in Cannon Beach, Ore..
Richard L. James and Gloria M. Troxel, both from the same hometown of Sargent, Neb., began dating at Nebraska University at Kearney, Neb., in 1960. They were married June 4, 1961, in Sargent.
Both are graduates of Sargent High School. Parents of the couple were David and Janice James, and John and Georgia Troxel, of Sargent.
For the past 35 years, the couple has lived in Issaquah and have one daughter, Susan, and one granddaughter, Jessica.
Richard was employed by Western/Delta Airlines; Gloria was employed by the Issaquah Post Office.
This fall, they are planning a 30-day cruise to Tahiti from Seattle.
January 25, 2011
Jim and Kathleen Green, of Klahanie, celebrated their 50th anniversary Jan. 21, 2011, with their four children Laura, Mike, Mary Lou and Joanne.
March 9, 2010
Wagners celebrate 50th anniversary
Rueben and VonEmma Wagner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 6, 2010, in Kauai, Hawaii. Read more
November 24, 2009
John and Lorna Bonner, of Sammamish, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a Panama Canal cruise aboard the Zuiderdam, in the company of Lorna’s sister Janet and brother-in-law Henry Arens. Read more