Clifford “Cliff” and Marjorie “Marge” (Mitchell) McGhan of Grandview will celebrate 60 years of marriage tomorrow (Thursday). The couple was married on Oct. 24, 1953 in Grandview. The McGhans are high school sweethearts and married soon after graduating from Grandview High School. Mr. McGhan went to work at Boeing in Renton and Seattle for two years. The couple lived in Puyallup during that time. In 1955, the couple returned to Grandview, centering their lives around raising their five children – Teresa, Linda, Laurie, Kelli and Mike. The McGhans led Bluebird and Camp Fire groups, and attended many school activities and sporting events in which their children were participants. They also served as chaperones for school dances and field trips. Mr. McGhan worked for Prosser Packers and Twin City Foods for 43 years. He retired in 1999 as division manager. Mrs. McGhan was a stay-at-home mother and homemaker. She worked occasionally for Libby’s, the Grandview Herald and Old National Bank. The couple for many years enjoyed annual vacations to their favorite location, Cannon Beach, Ore. After the children were grown, the McGhans traveled to Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England and the Netherlands. The couple is now enjoying their “aging” children, their children’s spouses, 12 grandchildren – some with spouses – and 15 great-grandchildren. The couple plans to celebrate their anniversary quietly at home, counting their many blessings.
Stan and Anita (Huetson) Maas of Grandview will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this coming Friday. The couple was married in Sunnyside on Oct. 25, 1963. Mr. and Mrs. Maas grew up in Sunnyside and graduated from Sunnyside High School. They have lived in Grandview for 44 years. Together they raised six children, including Dean (Jill) Maas of Marysville, Kevin (Meg) Maas of Kennewick and Greg (Crystal) Maas of Moxee. The couple has six grandchildren, Jason, Nicole, Katie, Nick, Chase and Alaina Maas. Mr. Maas continues to farm, having grown grapes for 44 years.