Lawrence and Patricia Briggs

Lawrence and Patricia Briggs, Winlock, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at Valley of the Blessing Ministries, Chehalis.

The Briggses were married Aug. 13, 1956, in Riverdale, North Dakota. They have lived in this area for 50 years.

Lawrence was a business representative for Carpenters Union Local 2127 for 20 years. Prior to that, he was a union carpenter. Patricia is a homemaker.

The couple have enjoyed living on their small farm in Winlock, growing vegetables and flowers, and raising chickens and Dexter cows. They are active in their church and various ministries. They have 15 children and 10 great-grandchildren.

Their children and spouses are Erin (Mike) McQuigg, Centralia; Tony (Mary) Briggs, Onalaska; the late Shelly (Richard) Shelman, Olympia; Pamela June, Tijeras, New Mexico; Mary Ann (Bob) Carrick, Manteca, California; and Shawn (Randy) Apperson, Chehalis.

Valley of the Blessing Ministries is located at 243 U.S. Highway 12, Chehalis.

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