SPECIAL OCCASIONS: Engagements, weddings, anniversary

Burwell, Morfitt marry in Colorado

Kelsey Dyann Burwell and Anthony Russell Morfitt were married Oct. 8, 2011, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Denver.

The Rev. Michael Eckelkamp performed the ceremony. A reception took place at the Skyline Ballroom at the Cherry Creek Marriott in Denver.

The bride is the daughter of Bob and Maureen Burwell of Enumclaw. She is a 2002 graduate of Enumclaw High School and a 2005 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University; she obtained a law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2009 and is an attorney with the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps.

The groom is the son of Mike Morfitt of Spencer, Iowa, and the late Linda Morfitt. He graduated from Spencer High School and, in 2002, graduated from Concordia University in Nebraska; he received a law degree from the University of Iowa School of Law in 2005 and is a special assistant U.S. attorney.

The matron of honor was Emma Greer and best man was Shaun Speranza. Rounding out the wedding party were bridesmaids Megann Burwell, Katie Conboy and Merissa Marr, along with groomsmen Alick Henderson, Danko Princip and James Tucker. The flower girl was Kaitlyn Winters.

The couple honeymooned on Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii.


Bird and Schneider to marry in July

Heather Ann-Marie Bird and Jeremy Schneider have announced their engagement and plans for a summer wedding.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Steve and Cathrine Bird of Moorpark, Calif. She attends the University of La Verne near Los Angeles and is employed by Rocky Peak Preschool.

The groom-elect is the son of Wolfe and Bev Schneider of Buckley. He attends Green River Community College.

They will marry July 14, 2012, in Oxnard, Calif.


Brassard, Kuffler plan summer wedding

Elaina Brassard and Ryan Kuffler have announced their engagement and are planning a summer wedding.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Don and Sarah Brassard. She is an Enumclaw High graduate and is employed by T-Bonz.

The groom-elect is the son of Mike and Diane Kuffler. Also an Enumclaw High graduate, he works for Pepsi.

Their wedding is planned for July 29, 2012, at Rock Creek Gardens in Puyallup. The bride’s uncle, Rick Uhles, will officiate.


Carlson, Smith exchange vows

Larry Dean Carlson and Juanita Louise Smith (Micki Marshall) recently exchanged wedding vows.

They attended Franklin Pierce High School, graduating in 1959. They reunited at a class reunion last summer and married on Dec. 3, 2011. They will reside in Buckley.


Young, Tracy wed in evening eremony

Sarah Ellen Young of Enumclaw married Jon Erik Tracy during evening ceremonies on Dec. 30, 2011. The wedding  and reception took place at the Liberty Theater in Puyallup with the Rev. Mike Majack presiding.

The bride is the daughter of Dave and Linda Young of Enumclaw and a 2004 graduate of Enumclaw High School.

The groom is the son of  Dave Tracy of Buckley and Lori Carson of Indiana and is a 2002 graduate of  White River High School. A warrant officer in the U.S. Army, he is currently in flight training at Fort Rucker, Ala.

The sister of the bride, Kathryn DeVol, was matron of honor and Colin Haynes, cousin of the groom, was the best man. Also in the wedding party were Royce DeVol, Brad Davis, Dave Tracy, Kea Huttenlocker, Sara Coletti and Jessie Christensen.  The flower girl was Reece O’Keefe and the ring bearer was Reed DeVol.

The couple currently reside in Alabama and plan to honeymoon by the ocean.


Local couple celebrate 60th

Marvin and Joyce Branch were married Feb. 23, 1952, in Enumclaw and have lived in Enumclaw all their married life.

To celebrate their 60 years of marriage, there will be an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Elk Horn Ranch, the home of Richard and Lucille Carmen, 42732 284th Ave. S.E. in Enumclaw.

Those wishing to celebrate with the Branch family are invited to attend.

In lieu of cards or gifts, they suggest donations be made to a food bank of the donor’s choice.


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