Celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with the renewal of their wedding vows during a camping trip earlier this month were Fred and Alice (Bournazian) Guyer. The couple originally married on Aug. 7, 1954 and have called Sunnyside home for nearly 40 years. The camping trip at Lincoln Rock State Park was attended by seven of the Guyers’ eight children, including Karen Griebling, Fred Guyer II, Allen Guyer, Bill Guyer, Linda Dezellem, Craig Guyer and Andrew Guyer. The couple’s son, John, was unable to attend the celebration event. Also in attendance for the momentous occasion were 20 of the couple’s grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and the spouses of their children and grandchildren. Pastor Pat Beeman of Sunnyside United Methodist Church traveled to officiate over the renewal of the wedding vows.
Jaime Silva and William Murray, both of Hood River, have announced their engagement. They will be married Sept. 6, 2014. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kevin and Shari Silva, of Hood River. She was homeschooled, graduating in 2008. She graduated from Portland Community College in 2014 and is currently employed as an assistant dispatcher with Columbia Area Transit. The future groom is the son of Geri Murray-Hightower and Frank Hightower, of Hood River, and Kenneth Murray, deceased. He is a 2001 Hood River Valley High School graduate and is employed by the Hood River County School District as a custodian with Hood River Middle School. The couple has a wedding website, www.mywedding.com/williamjaime.
Brittany Bonilla and Josh Byma, both of Sunnyside, plan to be married at Jim Sprick Community Park on Chinook Pass near Naches on Sept. 6, 2014. The bride-elect is the daughter of Karen and Joe Bonilla of Sunnyside. She is a graduate of Sunnyside High School and Lower Valley School of Massage. She also is a graduate of Yakima Valley Community College’s phlebotomy program. Bonilla is the owner of Lower Valley Therapeutic Massage and works with patients of the Sunnyside Chiropractic Centre. The groom-to-be is employed by Simplot. He is a graduate of Sunnyside High School. Byma’s parents are Janet and Garret Byma of Sunnyside.
Jack and Mary (Hallman) Nealy are planning a summer getaway for their 45th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on July 18, 1969 at the Grandview Presbyterian Church. The Nealys have lived in the Sunnyside area their entire lives. They are the parents of Chris (Alison) Nealy of Everett and Cory (Lorri) Nealy of Shoreline. The Nealys have four grandsons and one granddaughter, as well as two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Nealy is a retired bartender and Mr. Nealy has been employed by FSI Fabrication in Sunnyside for 35 years. The couple is planning a trip to Ocean Shores for their wedding anniversary.
Taylor Thomas, a Grandview High School and Yakima Valley Community College graduate, plans to marry Joshua Smith in an evening ceremony at Shadow Lake Ranch near Prosser on Saturday, July 26. The bride-elect is the daughter of Alan and Sara Thomas of Grandview. She plans to attend nursing school next year. The groom-to-be, also a graduate of Grandview High School, is the son of Richard Smith of Tillamook, Ore. and LeeAnn Ferson of Wasilla, Alaska.
Jeannie (Borders) and Albert Albrecht, formerly of Sunnyside, will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Wednesday, July 16. The couple was married in Sunnyside on July 16, 1964. Mrs. Albrecht was a nurse and Mr. Albrecht worked at Hanford. She was raised in Lewiston, Idaho. The couple met in Sunnyside. The couple raised Jared (Ronnie) Albrecht of Post Falls, Idaho, Jason (Joanne) Albrecht of Moxee and Andy (Sheri) Albrecht of Spokane while living in Sunnyside. When the couple retired in 2004, they moved to Spokane. Mr. Albrecht enjoys vintage cars and hunting for parts for the vehicles, while his wife enjoys crafting, gardening and reading. They are the proud grandparents of eight grandchildren. No party is planned, but those wishing to congratulate the Albrechts can do so by sending cards to Al and Jeannie Albrecht, 25424 N. Day Mt. Spokane, Chattaroy, WA 99003.
Michael Brandmire, a 1999 Sunnyside High School graduate, and Stephanie Carey recently announced their engagement to be married. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Arizona State University and is the daughter of Charles and Sandy Carey of San Diego, Calif. She is employed as a medial sales assistant supervisor with Time Warner Cable in southern California. The groom is a graduate of the University of Washington and is the son of Mark Brandmire of Forks and Debra Brandmire of Sunnyside. He is employed as a sales engineer with AVI-SPL of Los Angeles, Calif. The couple is planning their wedding for Saturday, July 19, in Palos Verdes, Calif.
Ralph and Alice Prescott of Sunnyside will be celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary this coming Friday at a back yard breakfast for family and close friends. The couple was married in Polson, Mont. on July 5, 1946. Ralph worked for PG&E in California before retiring. The couple ran a roller skating rink in Sunnyside for many years. The couple has a daughter, Kathleen Rogers of Grandview, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.