Clifford and Vera Thistle of Bellingham celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary at a dinner party given by their children Feb. 11, 2012. They were married Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1987.Their children are Jeff and June Thistle, Lori and Scot Chapman, Duane VanderYacht,Diane and Gary Bellingar, Dennis and Claire VanderYacht, Debbie and Jim Martinson, Delinda and Bob Tjoelker and Dori Bowhay and Dave Wilson. Also attending were Victor Bliven and Bill and Carol VanderYacht. From out of town, the Tjoelkers came from California.The couple says, besides the love and commitment to each other, the love of family and friends, church and dancing made for a happy marriage.
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