Stories tagged: Love Stories
Wed., March 21, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Love Stories: Move to Spokane allowed teen to meet love of her life
Janet and Jack Arkills met in church in their youth. Their connection was instant. They have been married 60 years today.
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 11:13 p.m.
Love Stories: Apparently, opposites do attract: Becky and Harry Flanigan have been married 50 years
The old adage “opposites attract” certainly applies to Becky and Harry Flanigan.
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 2:24 p.m.
Love Stories: Always room for one more – Brian and Betty O’Donnell raised a family, fostered hundreds of boys in 70 years of marriage
They met in eighth grade. Fell in love while attending West Valley High School. And eventually Betty and Brian O’Donnell’s love would grow to encompass their own children, plus more …
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
Love Stories: Good cooking is a recipe for happiness
Logging in the Olympic Peninsula is hard, hungry work, and hearty meals provide essential tree-felling fuel. If those meals are cooked by a pretty girl, well, that added inspiration can …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Love Stories: Couple are thankful for 70 years
For Barbara and Ray Lewis, the Thanksgiving Day holiday this year is extra special.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
Love Stories: Romance set to rhythm of rock ’n’ roll
Kelly and Sherri Rhoads’ story is one of young love punctuated by pop culture.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
Love Stories: Couple still make each other laugh after 70 years
Amy and John Roberson grew up in the same small community of Woodland, Washington, on farms about 2 miles apart. They attended the same school grades K-12, yet it took …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, noon
Love Stories: Boits’ devotion survives personal hardships
A night of dancing at the Crystal Ballroom in Fargo, North Dakota, turned into a lifelong romance for Betty and Vince Boit. Today the Boits celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. …
Wed., June 21, 2017, noon
Love Stories: Iowa couple with love of travel drop everything, move west to be near only son and his family in Spokane
In the 1800s a newspaper editor from Indiana penned the words, “Go west, young man,” and people have been moving west ever since. Not just young men, either.
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Love Story: Picture perfect: All it took was a photograph to launch their love
Seven decades later, Donn Thompson still carries that photo in his wallet, and Wednesday he and his bride celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Wayne and Faith Washington: The big man on campus married the beauty queen (who also was an Air Force medic)
She first saw him on the basketball court at Eastern Washington University in 1975. Faith Farrington of Indianapolis was a medic newly stationed at Fairchild. “There wasn’t a lot of …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Love Stories: Love grew in farm country
It seems Ken and Veva Jean Hames were meant to be together. They met at Rosalia High School and quickly became an item, though Ken isn’t exactly sure how that …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Love Stories: Musical connection holds strong through the decades
Ken and Carol Fuller have been the organist and pianist at First Church of the Nazarene for their entire married life.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
Love Stories: One dance paired Dorothy and Leon Williams for a full life
The Huntington Park Ballroom was awash in men in uniform in 1946, but Dorothy Wunderlich, 17, had eyes for only one.
Thu., April 30, 2015
Love Stories: Placing an ad for love
Long before Match.com, speed dating or Internet chat rooms, there were magazines – glossy publications that ran singles ads for lonely hearts looking for true love. Fifty years ago, Donald …
Thu., April 2, 2015
Love Story: Relationship soars after rocky start
The adage “you only get one chance to make a first impression” may be true, but luckily for George Peabody, a beautiful brunette named Mildred Baker gave him a second …
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
Soldier fell in love at first typing class
In 1941, the Army Air Force sent John Benadom to Kinman Business University to learn to type. He planned to muddle through the class so he could go on to …
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
Cindy Hval’s regular newspaper feature inspires book of WWII romances
Plenty of World War II-era books cover history, yet little ink captures the love stories behind the greatest generation. Young couples facing wartime trials forged relationships as seeds to 60- …
Sun., Dec. 14, 2014
Doug Clark: Acceptance key to couple’s 70-year marriage
The big December countdown has begun. We’re seven days away from the 70th wedding anniversary of Lonnie and Peg Roe.
Thu., Oct. 9, 2014
Love Stories: Learning to love again
An old Texaco slogan says, “You can trust your car to the man who wears the star,” but Gail Justesen has modified it a bit. “I trusted my heart to …
Thu., Sept. 18, 2014
Love Story: Gehrs have had a lifetime of adventure
Sixty years ago Keith Gehr married the girl next door. It turned out marriage was just the first of their many adventures together. They met in Hopewell, Virginia, in 1952, …
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014
Love Stories: No doubt in their minds
When Bill Lockie boarded the bus in Hillyard one morning in 1947, he noticed a cute brunette sitting primly on one of the seats. He took a seat and stole …
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013
The Walkers celebrate 59 years of marriage, song
Rex Walker remembers the day he first laid eyes on his future bride. “It was Monday morning, Jan. 7, 1954.” He walked into the coffee bar in the student union …
Thu., Dec. 5, 2013
Love Stories: Trans-Atlantic pen pals marry, raise a family
They spill from the bin in a colorful array, 400 of them in all. Shiny heart stickers on pink envelopes tumble among airmail envelopes bordered in red, white and blue. …
Thu., Oct. 31, 2013
Love Story: The Creightons still find time for fun after 65 years
When a Lewis and Clark Tiger danced with a Rogers Pirate, sparks flew. Or at least that’s what George Creighton thought.
Thu., Sept. 5, 2013
Love Story: Letter from friend paved way for Brenneckes
In the summer of 1962, Ron Brennecke wandered into a drug store in Elizabeth City, N.C. The West Valley graduate had been sent to North Carolina by the U.S. Coast …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
A look, a song started the Cassis’ long romance
She heard his voice first – then his laugh. A group of young men were chatting at a downtown drug store, but Jackie Cassis was intrigued by one particular voice. …
Thu., July 18, 2013
Love Story: High school classmates reconnect at reunion
She noticed the handsome football player with the friendly smile at Anacortes High School. Faye Asseln recalled, “I had a little crush on him and said to myself, ‘Someday I’d …
Thu., May 2, 2013
Love Story: Her comic books won him over
It wasn’t her eyes or her smile that captured his heart – it was her comic books. Sixty years ago, Laurie and Sheri Zapf met in the third grade in …
Thu., March 28, 2013
Love Story: Marriage marked by adventure
It was the car she noticed first. While enjoying a soda with her mother at Halpin’s Drug Store in Spokane Valley, Maggie Moore watched a sleek, black 1947 Buick Super …