Ti­mothy and Rose Mitcham to cel­e­brate 30th an­niver­sary

El Dorado News-Times - - Celebrations -

On Aug. 28, 2017, Ti­mothy B. and Rose M. (Harmia) Mitcham will be cel­e­brat­ing their 30th wed­ding an­niver­sary. They were mar­ried on Aug. 28, 1987.

They have en­joyed their walk in the Bap­tist faith be­liev­ing in Je­sus Christ, walk­ing their path in a Chris­tian and lov­ing mar­riage as “two be­com­ing one flesh.” This un­der­stand­ing in their mar­riage plac­ing God first has given them many bless­ings, most of all, the act of for­give­ness al­ways. As well as cling­ing to each other first be­fore all oth­ers. This be­came a prac­tice within their Chris­tian life­style.

Rose is from the early set­tler, Chauncey Mon­roe Mes­sen­ger, who was in the first Ore­gon Cal­vary and mes­sen­ger that are still in Elma, Harmia and Millers Gray Har­bor, Wash­ing­ton. Ti­mothy is from early set­tlers of El Do­rado.

Ti­mothy is the son of James and Betty Mitcham. He was the only grand­son of his ma­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Thomas “Tom” B. And Co­ral (King) Grif­fin and his pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Lorenzo Dow and Edna (Cooper) Mitcham of El Do­rado.

Rose is the daugh­ter of Vin­cent Charles Harmia of Grays Har­bor and the daugh­ter of Shirley Brownell of Lewis County. Rose’s ma­ter­nal grand­par­ents were Rus­sell and Stella Bessie Mes­sen­ger of Elma, Wash­ing­ton. Rose’s pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents were Ljude­vit and Chris­tine Harmia of Aberdeen, Wash­ing­ton.

The cou­ple met when Tim was on leave from the United States Air Force, in early March of 1986. He had taken two weeks leave be­fore head­ing for his next sta­tion in Ja­pan. They met through a friend and it was the start of a won­der­ful friend­ship. They wrote each other dur­ing his time sta­tioned over­seas. Their courtship was by mail for a year. On Aug. 28, 1987, they were mar­ried by an old friend of Rose’s, Judge Ray­mond Byrd, of Che­halis Court­house, in Lewis County, Wash­ing­ton.

Ti­mothy has served in the mil­i­tary a com­bined to­tal of 27 years. He has served in the United States Air Force and af­ter get­ting out, he went into the United States Army Na­tional Guard for our coun­try.

Ti­mothy and Rose have been blessed to cel­e­brate 30 years to­gether. Af­ter be­ing away, Tim and Rose choose to move back to Wash­ing­ton State. Tim has now been work­ing for the State of Wash­ing­ton for 17 years.

As for Rose, she is ful­fill­ing her own dreams and be­came a pro­fes­sional ge­neal­o­gist and presently teaches ge­neal­ogy in the Greater Seat­tle area. The Mitchams will be trav­el­ing for their 30th an­niver­sary va­ca­tion. They will be trav­el­ing to their fa­vorite area of the Olympic penin­sula, Grays Har­bor and Canada.

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