Timothy and Rose Mitcham to celebrate 30th anniversary
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.