BERNALILLO, N.M. — Former Lower Yakima Valley residents Phyllis Burton of Sunnyside and Milton Ramsey of Grandview fell in love when they were both in high school in 1938. They dated for four years but were separated when Milton joined the U.S. Army Air Corps at the beginning of World War II. The couple decided to get married when Milton was home on leave in August 1942. They will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on Aug. 8, with family at a dinner hosted by their children in Bernalillo, NM. “They have lived many places, and had many adventures, but none as wonderful as being married to each other for 75 glorious years,” said their daughter, Marikay Ramsey.
Saint Boniface Catholic Church in Uniontown was the setting for the May 20 wedding of Kristen Wedam of Sunnyside and Kevin Gavin of North Bend. Father Jeff Core was celebrant. A reception followed at the SEL Event Center in Pullman. Matron of honor was Julie Wedam, sister of bride. Bridesmaids included Corrin Veiga, Sarah Giebel and Vickie McPartland-Herbol. Best man was Patrick Gavin (brother of the groom), Groomsmen were Ben Nantasai, Brandon Treichler and Eric Desmarais. Colors/Theme was Crimson and Gray (Go Cougs!) with black and white to represent the Holstein cows that brought the couple together. They met in Dairy Club. The bride’s dress was from Fashion Corner and the floral arrangements were from Morris Floral. The wine was from Coyote Canyon Winery and McKinley Springs Winery, both in Prosser. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Sue Wedam of Sunnyside. The bridegroom is the son of Mark and Deborah Gavin of North Bend. Kevin currently attends veterinary school at Washington State University and will graduate in 2018. Kristen currently works for Washington State University and Pullman Regional Hospital. He graduated from Mount Si High School in 2011 and she graduated from Sunnyside High School in 2010. Both Kevin and Kristen earned Bachelor of Science degrees from Washington State University in 2015. The couple will move from Pullman to the Yakima Valley after Kevin graduates. The bride and groom are very thankful for those who celebrated with them — in person and in spirit — as they begin their new journey together.