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March 25, 2013 in Features

Peggy Mangiaracina (standing at left, in red shirt), celebrated with her parents on their 50th wedding anniversary in 1991. The parents, Monica and Jerome Liemandt, had nine children and dozens of grandchildren. Family members pitched in for their end-of-life care.

Becky Tiller’s paternal and maternal grandparents are pictured here in 1988 when they were in their late 70s and 80s. “They were my royalty,” said Tiller, a geriatric care manager in Spokane.

Gail Goeller is pictured in 1996 with her father, Carlton, who she cared for in his older age.