Saturday, February 2, 2013
David and May Miller of Walla Walla will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 7.
A gathering for family and friends will be from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Walla Walla First Presbyterian Church, 325 S. First Ave., in the Fellowship Hall. Refreshments will be served.
They met at a grange dance in Cosmopolis, Wash., dancing their way into marriage on Feb. 7, 1948, in Spokane. May’s maiden name is Glenn.
David retired from the Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1980 after more than 35 years of federal service, including aboard USS Sperry during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
He enjoyed volunteering with the AARP Tax Aide program for many years.
May was a dental assistant while he completed his civil engineering degree at Gonzaga College in Spokane and graduated in 1953. After a short stay in Valdez, Alaska, the couple moved to Walla Walla in 1955.
May stayed home and cared for their family. She also volunteered in the community, including with PTA at Edison Elementary, Pioneer Junior High and Walla Walla High School, while leading Cub Scout dens and a Girl Scout troop. She was also a U.S. census worker and on the Walla Walla County Election Board.
The Millers have been members of First Presbyterian Church of Walla Walla since 1958.
They have two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Lynn Ferrin of Cottage Grove, Ore., and Beverly and Jerry Jantz of Walla Walla; two sons and daughters-in-law, Les and Sue Miller of Portland and Dwight and Becky Miller of Fall City, Wash.; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.