Roger and Jane Finch of Wapato, Washington will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on January 31st. Roger, raised in Grandview, Washington and Jane, raised in Dayton, Ohio, met on their first day of music classes in college at Miami (Ohio) University.
They settled in Yakima, Washington in 1970 to teach music and to raise three children: Peter (Charity) Finch of Yakima, Washington, Julie Finch (Rolf) Robé of Sammamish, Washington and Jennifer (Tom Tompkins) Finch of Duvall, Washington. Roger and Jane have four grandchildren. In 1977, Roger became a State Farm insurance agent and Jane worked by his side in their office.
Roger played trombone in the Yakima Symphony Orchestra for 45 years and conducted the Yakima Valley Community Band for 10 years. Jane has been a vocalist throughout the Yakima Valley.