Jack and Bethel Tyree, Baldwin City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 27, 1957, in Wichita. Their children are Jim and Theresa Tyree, Eudora; Linda and Jerry Land, Olathe; and Doug and Michelle Tyree, Lawrence. They have eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The couple request no gifts.
Retke and Rich
John and Barbara Retke, Lecompton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Beth Retke, Lawrence, to Timmy L. Rich, St. Joseph, Mo., son of Donna Rich, Rosendale, Mo., and the late Endell LeRoi Rich. Mary Beth graduated from Lawrence High School in 1987. She is employed by Comtech Construction Systems in Lawrence. Timmy graduated from North Andrew R-6 in Rosendale in 1982. He is employed by Herzog Contracting Corp. in St. Joseph. The couple plan a Dec. 18, 2008, wedding at Lecompton United Methodist Church.
Gary and Margi Walbridge, Baldwin City, plan to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary with a dinner at the Brio Tuscan Grille on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo., with their children. They are planning to take a trip next spring. Gary Walbridge and Margi Morgan were married Dec. 27, 1972, in Baldwin City. They are graduates of Baldwin High School. Gary is director of the physical plant for Baker University and is mayor of Baldwin City. Margi is a homemaker. Their children are Jennifer and Kevin Pike, Lawrence, and Alli and Matt Kenkel, Lecompton.
Coffman and Turnbull-Sailor
Danniel and Donna Coffman, and Wayne Sailor and Wendy Turnbull, all of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Coffman and Chris Turnbull-Sailor, both of Springfield, Ill. Sarah graduated from Free State High School and received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Kansas University. She is a nurse at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Chris graduated from Lawrence High School and received a Bachelor of Science in engineering from KU. He is an engineer with Kiewit. The couple plan a Jan. 17, 2008, wedding in Maui, Hawaii.
Hunt and Reed
Bud and Myong Hunt, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Leigh Hunt, Lawrence, to H. Michael Reed II, Olathe, son of Harry and Tahm Reed, Olathe. Jessica graduated from Lawrence High School in 2000 and received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Kansas University. She is a manager for Brooks Brothers in Kansas City, Mo. Michael graduated from Olathe South High School in 1995 and received a bachelor's degree in literature from KU. He is an IT consultant for Perot Systems. The couple plan a June 21, 2008, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Law-rence.
Jenifer Beletz and Matthew Talley were married Oct. 29, 2007, at Chapparal Suites Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. The bride is the daughter of Jamie Beletz, Tacoma, Wash., and Donna Beletz, Phoenix. The groom is the son of Willis and Donna Talley, Belton, Mo. Maid of honor was Laura Roth. Best man was Aaron McClain. A reception followed at Chapparal Suites. Jenifer graduated from Free State High School and attended Kansas University. Matthew graduated from Belton High School and attended the University of Missouri. He is employed as a railroad conductor. The couple reside in Houston.
Dankenbring and Reed
Jamie Reed and Joel Dankenbring were married Sept. 15, 2007, in South Park in Lawrence, with Judge Randy McGrath officiating. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Kathy Reed, Lawrence, and the groom is the son of Roxanne Dankenbring, Lawrence. Matron of honor was Risa Gutierrez. Best man was Gabe Gutierrez. Bridesmaids were Katie Ellena, Jessica Hoover, Amy Hoover and Ali Dankenbring. Groomsmen were Sean Burkhart, Sean Hoover, Lance Hoover and Clinton Akerberg. Ushers were Dustin Reed and Ian Rygmyr. Guestbook attendants were Jackie Montoya and Brian Brazil. Inspirational reader was Casey Wallace. Prayer reader was Sharon Seagent. A reception was given at the Eagles Lodge in Lawrence. Jamie graduated from Free State High School in 2000 and received a degree in human development and family life from Kansas University in 2005. She is employed as a recreation building programmer for the city of Lawrence. Joel graduated from Lawrence High School in 2000. He is employed as a floor installer for Kring's Interiors. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Peterson and Nguyen
Molly Peterson and James Nguyen were married Nov. 17, 2007, at Krause Dining in Lawrence, with Ronald Willis officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jim Peterson, Lawrence, and Teresa Williams, Manhattan. The groom is the son of Tuong Kim Nguyen and Th Thuy Le, Wichita. Matron of honor was Kelly Peterson. Best man was Michael Nguyen. Molly grew up in Lawrence and graduated from Manhattan High School. She received a degree from Kansas University and is employed as associate director of public relations and marketing at DwellStudio. James graduated from Wichita High School Southeast and KU. He received a medical degree from Midwestern University in Chicago. The couple reside in New York City.
Pearce and Benitez
Maria Benitez and Tyler Pearce were married Sept. 15, 2007, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Peter Luckey officiating. The bride is the daughter of Roberta Benitez, South Hutchinson. The groom is the son of Harold and Liz Pearce and John and Judy Burch, all of Lawrence. Maid of honor was Elizabeth Crawmer. Best man was Nic Pearce. Bridesmaids were Melissa Garber and Jenni Boesker. Groomsmen were Adam Pearce and Jonathan Pearce. Ushers were Jeremy Mims, Sebastian McMurray and Josh Tafolla. Candlelighters were Melissa Burch and Charlotte Burch. Greeters were Allison Evans and Sierra McMurray. Adam Pearce provided music, and John Burch gave a Scripture reading. A reception was given at the Eldridge Hotel. Maria graduated from Nickerson High School and received an associate's degree at Hutchinson Community College. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from Kansas University. She is employed by Wal-Mart. Tyler graduated from Free State High School and from Airline Transport Professionals in Phoenix. He is attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is employed by Cirrus Aircraft. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Campbell and Stocks
Christy Gay Stocks and Jeffrey Grant Campbell were married Nov. 10, 2007, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jean and George Angle and Ernie and Karen Stocks, all of Wichita. The groom is the son of James and Pat Campbell, Wellsville. Matron of honor was Roseann Rohe. Best man was Cody Campbell. Junior bridesmaids were Addison Campbell and Danielle Campbell. Groomsmen were Brett Campbell and Kevin Mailand. Ushers were Forrest Edwards, George Eoannou and John Landgrebe. Soloist was Daniel Lassley. Readers were Brittany and Michelle Mailand. Gift bearers were Trisha and Todd Brabender. Program attendant was Jill Campbell. Wedding consultant was Carmen Hocking. Organist was Lisa Roush. A reception and dinner were given at Alvamar Country Club. Music for the evening was provided by Madina Salaty. Christy received a degree in psychology from Wichita State University and a master's degree in education with an emphasis in counseling psychology from Kansas University. She is employed as human resources manager at Berry Plastics Corp. Jeff received a degree in accounting and business management from Washburn University. He is employed as chief financial officer at Zeratec Inc. The couple reside in Lawrence.