Ed and Linda Weitz of Walla Walla celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 30, 2013, at a party hosted by daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Don Hollenbaugh. Sixty-five people enjoyed food, drinks, music and karaoke at the Walla Walla Elks Club.
Ed and Linda wed Nov. 30, 1963, at Christ Lutheran Church in Walla Walla and have lived here since. Linda’s maiden name is Lutcher.
Both initially worked for Lutcher’s Vending Service, then owned and operated by Linda’s parents Lewis and Edith Lutcher.
Ed then worked for the Walla Walla County Road Department until retirement in 2004 . Linda retired as a cook-manager from the Walla Walla School District in 2001.
Ed enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He is an active member of the Walla Walla Gun Club where he competes in trap shooting. He is competitive and works hard to be the best on the line.
Linda has had a horse since she was in her teens and currently has “Buddy,” a registered Tennessee walker, in their pasture. She was a 50-plus-year member of Blue Mountain Riders and enjoyed parading and horse shows. She also enjoys traveling and working out at the YMCA.
Together, they have hosted many card parties and barbecues. They camped, hunted, fished and recently returned from Germany where they visited their grandson and granddaughter-in-law, who are stationed there.
Ed and Linda have two daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Don Hollenbaugh of Idaho and Tammy and Reynir Jonsson of Iceland. Their grandchildren and spouses are Josh and Holly Hollenbaugh of Stuttgart, Germany; Nathan Hollenbaugh of Caldwell, Idaho; Tyler and Amanda Jonsson of Nampa, Idaho; and Brynja Jonsson, of Iceland.