Former Walla Walla residents Bob and Tricia Sorey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 22, 2013.
They wed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Walla Walla, and began their lives together on a wheat farm in Palouse County near Colfax, Wash.
In 1980, they returned to their childhood community of Walla Walla. In 1994, they moved to their current residence near Helix.
They raised five children. Listed with their spouses, they are Chris and Katy Holdman of Pendleton, Curtis and Jayne Likes of Walla Walla, Tom and Wendy Sorey of Pendleton, Tim and Mari Sorey of Ellensburg and Corey and Jill Miller of Heppner.
Their lives continue to revolve around family and related activities. Bob enjoys rodeo and hunting and Tricia enjoys baking and playing cards with their 13 grandchildren.