Gerry and Val Malella of Kelso celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on April 2. They met and married while attending Central Washington State College.
They moved to the local area 45 years ago. Gerry taught at Kelso High School and Val taught elementary and middle school classes in the Longview School District. Both are retired and enjoy traveling.
Gerry and Val have two children, Tony Malella (Janel) and Karen Malella, both of Ellensburg, Washington; and four grandchildren, Kim, Alia, Devon, and Emily.