PHYLLIS AND BARRY MERRILL
Phyllis and Barry Merrill of Kennewick will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 29 while traveling.
They were married on Nov. 29, 1968, in Kennewick.
Phyllis was a stay-athome mother and helps with babysitting and being “taxi” for their grandchildren when needed. She volunteers at Cascade Elementary School in Kennewick.
She is an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Kennewick and serves as the wedding coordinator there. She taught Sunday school for preschoolers for 37 years, instructs a sewing class for children and is a member of the United Methodist Women.
Barry started work at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 1967 after serving three years in the Army. He began as a radiation monitor trainee and retired in 2010 as the Associate Laboratory Director for National Security.
He is active in genealogy and often travels with Phyllis to places of interest for family history.
They have three children, Michelle (Bob) Inman of Kennewick; Ted (Linda) Merrill of Kennewick; and Renee (Joe) Glesener of Kennewick.
They have five grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.
Phyllis and Barry Merrill in 1968.