Phil and Reva Rathjen were married May 22, 1959 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Everson. Phil retired from Bellingham Chrysler in 2008 after 30+ years in the auto industry. Reva retired from Key Bank in 2006 after 20+ years in banking.Phil and Reva are now "Snowbirds" and live in a beautiful motor home year round, they just finished their winter in Nevada and Arizona and plan to do it all again next year.Their children are: Rick Rathjen, Bellingham; Bob Rathjen, Everson; John Rathjen, Bellingham; Frank Rathjen; Boise, ID; and Teresa Carlson, Moses Lake. They have 8 grandchildren: Travis and Katie; Nick and Tara; Dustin, Holly and Jason Rathjen; and Candace Carlson.They plan to celebrate their 50 years of marriage with family and friends in Everson at a Pig Roast held at Fire Station 2, 5664 Lawrence Road, Saturday, May 23, 2009 from 3 PM to 6 PM. All are welcome to stop by and celebrate with them.
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