Tri-City Herald (Sunday) - - Puzzles - Those sub­mit­ting pho­tos to the Her­ald for pub­li­ca­tion are rep­re­sent­ing that they are the pho­tog­ra­pher or have the pho­tog­ra­pher’s per­mis­sion to sub­mit the photo. Also, by sub­mit­ting the photo for pub­li­ca­tion, they are grant­ing per­mis­sion to the Her­ald to r


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.

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