John and Laura met on a blind date in December 1968, six months after John’s return from serving four years in the U.S. Air Force, and were married March 20, 1971, in Yakima.

John retired after 28 years with the city of Yakima. Laura retired after 42 years in banking.

They renewed their wedding vows on a recent trip to Hawaii and look forward to celebrating with their daughters, Kimberly and Lindsay, later this year.

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