Jack and Doris Hinderlider of Sunnyside will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 29, at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. at their daughter’s home at 523 Terry St. in Sunnyside. Hosting the event will be their children - Janet (Craig) Hicks of Sunnyside and Brenda (JR) Schwendeman of Moses Lake, and their grandchildren Levi, Aaron, Megan, Bailie and Ryan. Jack and Doris were married June 27, 1964 in a little country church in Indiana. They made their home there until 1965, when they moved to Washington state. Jack worked for the telephone company and Doris was a homemaker. Jack enjoys reading, watching sports and westerns, and Doris enjoys being outside working on her flower garden and connecting with friends and family on Facebook.
Ashley Nicole Slagg, a 2004 graduate of Granger High School, is set to marry Joshua Reid Guild of Tacoma on Aug. 2, 2014. The couple plans to marry in Toppenish. The bride-elect is the daughter of Carl and Marilyn Slagg of Granger. She graduated from Central Washington University in 2008 and in 2012 earned a registered nursing degree from North Idaho College. The groom-to-be is a graduate of Foss High School in Tacoma. He completed his college education at Dakota State University in 2010. He is the son of Greg and Judy Guild of Tacoma.
Erica Rae Anderson, formerly of Sunnyside, and Matthew Ray Ellis plan to marry on Oct. 3, 2015 at Winn Homestead in Weston, Ore. The bride-elect is the daughter of Scott and Amy Stanton of Hermiston, Ore. She is a 2009 graduate of Sunnyside High School. She graduated from Eastern Oregon University this year and currently works at Simply Divine Salon and Day Spa in Hermiston. The groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Stanfield High School in Stanfield, Ore. He is the son of Monte and Angie Ellis of Stanfield. He completed his education, graduating from Northwest Lineman College in 2010. He is currently an apprentice lineman for IBEW Local Union 77.
Peter and Wilma Vis of Sunnyside will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 28, with an open house at their home at 2380 Sheller Rd. Hosting the event will be their children; Sandy (Jose) Martinez of Sunnyside, Ken (Pia Elvina) Vis of Fremont, Calif., Marv (Christy Shoemaker) Vis of Boulder, Colo., Karen Vis of Sunnyside, Ron (Cheryl) Vis of Bloomington, Minn. and Randy (Alyssa) Vis of Mount Vernon. Also hosting the anniversary celebration will be the couple’s four grandchildren; Terry, Abby, Braden and Adrian. Peter and Wilma (Dykxhoorn) Vis were married June 26, 1964 in Escalon, Calif. Other places they have lived during their nearly 50 years together include Chandler, Minn. and Modesto, Calif. Peter was farming with a cousin at the time he was married and in 1984 became a truck driver. Wilma was a hair stylist. They are members of the Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church. Wilma enjoys working outside in her yard and home do-it-yourself projects, while Peter likes to keep up with current events and watching westerns. Both appreciate opportunities to explore the Northwest. The open house on June 28 will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Family and friends of the couple are welcome to attend.
Sunnyside High School sweethearts Don and Maxine (Coleman) Robertson will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house Saturday, June 21, hosted by their children. The Robertsons’ open house will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at their daughter Diane Robertson’s home, 1983 Apricot Rd., Grandview. They request “no gifts, please.” The couple was married June 18, 1954 in Grandview. For a time they lived in Illinois before returning to make Sunnyside their home. He worked for Laclede Steel Company in Illinois and later at Flodin’s Manufacturing in Sunnyside he finished out his work career at Hanford, where he worked for 20 years, retiring in 1994. She was a homemaker. Both were active in their community with him coaching t-ball teams, as well as being active in Cub and Boy Scouts and playing on local bowling teams. In addition, he raised cattle for 40-plus years. She was also an active volunteer, working with Girl Scouts, as a member of a local coffee club and the Sunnyside Garden Club. Both love family camping trips. They had seven children, Judy Robertson, Ron Robertson, Dave Robertson, Mike (Theresa) Robertson, all of Sunnyside, Terry (Kris) Robertson of Othello and Diana Robertson of Grandview. A daughter, Cherie Robertson, died in 1990. They also are blessed with 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A granddaughter, Jenni Koehler, died in 1977. The couple celebrated their anniversary earlier this year with a trip to Nashville, Tenn. Two years ago they went on a cruise to Alaska.