Kathryn Ann and Patrick Henry Van Winkle of College Place will celebrate their 50-year wedding anniversary Nov. 6, 2009.
A family celebration was Sept. 12, 2009, in Leavenworth, Wash.
They married Nov. 6, 1959, at Rogers Park Methodist Church in Chicago. A friend introduced them. Her maiden name was Weston.
Mr. Van Winkle worked 20 years for Keyes Fibre Co. in Wenatchee, then farmed in Walla Walla until he retired in 2002.
He is a member of the Retired Officers Association and enjoys skiing. Mrs. Van Winkle worked for the Chelan County Auditor in Wenatchee, then at the Walla Walla County Department of Human Services. She retired in February 2000. She enjoys quilting and sewing.
They have two daughters, Marilyn Ann Miranda of Coupeville Wash., and Gail Louise Kroll of West Richland; a son, James Patrick Van Winkle, of Portland; and seven grandchildren.