Greg and Barb Vesey, a couple with deep roots in Enumclaw, celebrated their 50th anniversary with more 275 friends and relatives at The Swiss Sportsmen’s Club in Bonney Lake on Dec. 28, 2019.
They were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Enumclaw on Jan. 3, 1970, a snow-covered day.
Both their mothers were born in Enumclaw, Martha Caviezel in 1909 and Betty Koenigs in 1928, and were baptized in the same Sacred Heart Church. The couple were classmates at White River High School, graduating in 1967. Greg attended St. Martin’s College in Olympia, graduating in 1971. Landing in the insurance field, he started as a claim adjuster for Allstate in 1973, then worked at Mutual of Enumclaw from 1979 to 1986. In 1986 he bought out Joe Dal Santo’s partnership interest and joined Miles Moergeli in the Moergeli Vesey Insurance Agency. He has operated the agency on Cole Street since that time, now under the name of Greg Vesey Insurance.
Barb worked as an information operator for Pacific Northwest Bell upon graduation from high school for 12 years. In 1979, she operated Barb’s Daycare in their Sumner home until 1999. She then transitioned to become the nanny for the Mikelson family in Bonney Lake, which she continues to this day.
After having raised their two children, Gina and Andrew, in Sumner, the couple has resided in Bonny Lake since 2002.