George Johnson and Carolyn Fischer were married at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Yakima on May 5, 1956. This year they celebrate their 65th anniversary.
The couple spent their first four years of married life in Yakima. In 1960, they moved to Sunnyside where George had graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1948. They have lived there for 61 years in a home they completely rebuilt themselves.
George worked for numerous employers, including Carnation Company and the Sunnyside School District as a bus driver. One of his favorite jobs was owning his own milk route as “George the Milkman.”
Carol had her own craft and hobby shop, Creations by Carol. Carol’s passion was holding a weekly Catholic prayer meeting in their home for over thirty years.
Both have been involved in many local clubs and organizations.
They have five children, NonaRae (Jim) Robinson of Meridian; Michelle (Rolin) Heytvelt of Clarkston; Roxanne Johnson of Sunnyside; Jeff (Lisa) Johnson of Meridian; and Tim (Don Satterfield) Johnson of Denver. They also have eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.