Enumclaw couple will celebrate 70 years of marriage | Special Occasions

Enumclaw residents Lawrence and Inez Pendlebury will soon celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.

They were married July 19, 1942, at the Presbyterian Church in La Grande, Ore. He was a pilot for Pan American and the couple moved to California, Florida and New York before settling in Enumclaw in 1956. She was a homemaker who was involved in the church and organizations ranging from band boosters to Girl Scouts as the couple raised five daughters – Kathy, Margaret, Janet, Joyce and Mary. All five graduated from Enumclaw High School.

The family now includes 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

The couple continue to reside in the home they built on Beebe Road in the 1950s. They stay active with many hobbies, taking care of their home and garden and keeping track of family.

The family will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. July 21 at the Pendlebury residence for those who want to wish them well.

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