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By Karen Broeckel
Gazette Correspondent 

Jones kin attend Boston wedding


June 28, 2018 | View PDF

Gena Jones of Chatillon, Italy, returned home after spending two weeks at the homes of her mother, Fran Jones, and brother, Bryan Jones. Meggie Perron, Gena’s daughter, was a visitor from Burlington, Vermont, where she has been attending the University of Vermont for the past year.

On June 11, Fran, Gena, Meggie and Bryan flew to Burlington, where they met with Bruce and Hanna Jones. They all drove to the Boston area to attend the wedding of Bruce and Hanna’s son, Abel Jones, and Marissa Deegan.

Monday, June 18, Gena Jones flew from Boston to her home in Italy. Meggie Perron returned to Burlington where she will begin her senior year and Fran and Bryan Jones flew home.

Sharon Urtaza of New Mexico has moved to Dusty where she will be living with her aunt, Fran Jones. She arrived just in time to care for cousin Bryan’s dog, cat and chickens. Having been raised in Spokane, she is familiar with the farm and is much appreciated for being a capable caretaker.

Brian and Angela Broeckel, Dusty, and Sami BeDell, Walla Walla, flew to Las Vegas a couple weeks ago to spend time with daughter/sister Alex BeDell. Brian and Sami returned home on the following Monday, and Angela stayed until Thursday before returning home.

Jonathan and Becka Stueckle and sons, seven-year-old David and six-year-old Ismael of Boston, visited Jonathan’s grandfather, David Stueckle, from Saturday to Wednesday of last week. Jonathan is in the Air Force and is on a two-week leave. They are also spending time in Coeur d’Alene with Jonathan’s parents, Doug and Cheryl Stueckle.

Denise Kendall, Tacoma, participated in the LaCrosse Farmer’s Festival parade with Tom and Doreen Riedner, Dusty, as part of the Homestead Ministries entry. Later in the day, they attended the wedding of Elizabeth Hatley, daughter of Sherri Shaffer Hatley, and Derreck Nicholas at the Palouse Knot Barn. Kendall returned to her home in Tacoma Sunday after a brief visit with brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Angela Broeckel.

Art and Colene Sager hosted the class of 1958 from LaCrosse High School following their participation in the LaCrosse Farmer’s Festival parade and picnic in the city park Saturday. Class members and their spouses attending included Gene and Lola Bell Aune, LaCrosse; Ron Krom, Tri-cities; Tom and Claudia Knott Mays, Tri-cities; George and Harriet Wigen Mackleit, Colfax; Elmer and Janet Rupp, Asotin; Margaret Langley Simmons, accompanied by her daughter Jennifer Archulete, Denver, and Art and Colene Sager, Dusty.


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