Couples announcements for February 2018




SUNNYSIDE — Henry “Hank” and Jeannette (Morin) Ebbelaar are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary with an open house, hosted by their children. Family and friends are welcome to attend to celebrate their special day from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 24, 2018, at the SunnyView VFW Post hall, 615 North Ave. After a first date over a glass of milk, they were married Feb. 28, 1963, at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Long Beach, Calif. In 1967, they relocated to Outlook, Wash. where they operated their dairy farm, Ebb-tide Holsteins, which they operated for more than 40 years. Though they are mostly retired now, they enjoy providing bird releases for weddings, funerals and other special events, through their small business, Wings of Love. Hank is often seen releasing his doves at veteran events. Hank also drives a school bus part time for the Granger School District. They have eight children Judy (Terry) Wentz, Carol (Ron) Roller, Ken (Deb) Hicks, Sherry DeLeo, Pam Ebbelaar, Ted (Vickie) Ebbelaar, Henry Ebbelaar Jr. and Rhea (Chris) Tait, who live between Yakima and Tri-Cities. They also have been blessed with 24 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren four great-great-grandchildren. They live in Outlook.