Jerold and Doris Cook of Walla Walla celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a surprise gathering with family. The event, held a week prior to their anniversary date, was hosted by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The Cooks wed on Oct. 23, 1950, in Belton, Texas. Doris' maiden name is McLellan.
Jerold was active for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He then worked 22 years at the Washington State Penitentiary and retired in 1992. He is a member of Tan Son Nhut Association 377th Security Police Squadron and Blue Mountain Community Church. He enjoys fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Doris was a telephone operator with Pacific Northwest Bell in Walla Walla. After retiring from there in 1987, she was an assistant with Lewis Photography, worked in sales at the Painters Cottage and is currently employed part-time at Romanza Gift and Home. She is a member of Blue Mountain Community Church and Telephone Pioneers of America and a past member of Pythian Sisters. She volunteers at the Walla Walla Genealogy Library and enjoys crafts, knitting and crocheting, sewing and being with family and friends.
The couple have a daughter, Linda Queen of Arlington, Wash.; two sons, Guy Cook of Port Orchard, Wash., and the late Richard Cook; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.