HERB AND YVONNE CURTIS CELEBRATE 71ST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY


HERB AND YVONNE CURTIS ON THEIR WEDDING DAY NOVEMBER 4, 1951. COURTESY SUZANNE MARKS

HERB AND YVONNE CURTIS BY THE PROPOSAL TREE IN ADDY.

Herb and Yvonne Curtis of Addy, Washington, are celebrating their 71st wedding anniversary. They were married on November 4, 1951, at the Congregational Church in Colville, Washington. 

Herb and Yvonne graduated from Colville High School. After graduation and service in the Marines, Herb dated Yvonne. They danced at the Addy Grange Hall, where Herb proposed to Yvonne by a big Ponderosa pine tree that still stands there today (see picture). 

Herb worked as an Engineer on the building of dams (Yale, Grand Coulee, Chief Joseph, Noxon Rapids, Wanapum and Wells). They spent their early married years living in small towns following dam construction.  

They settled in Pateros, Washington where Herb was Project Engineer of Wells Dam for 40 years, and Yvonne was a homemaker extraordinaire. They raised a family of four children, Suzanne, Janet, Mark, and Joan. They built a beautiful home on the lake in Pateros where many hours of water skiing and summer activities were enjoyed. The winter months were dedicated to the family skiing at the Loup Loup Ski Bowl. They were also active the Pateros Methodist Church. 

They have five grandchildren, Jeff Marks, Laura Marks Thompson, Ty, Nikki and Josh Curtis, and one great-grandchild, Maizie Thompson. 

They currently reside on a 40-acre ranch in Addy helping to raise registered red Angus cattle. Things have come full circle where it all started in Stevens County.

 

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