Vincent J. and Joyce Baker Porte
Weddings and Anniversaries
Krystal Sims and
Joey Evensen eloped with Krystal Sims in December in Houston, Texas. Joey’s longtime friend, Rev. Raymond Price, led the southern ceremony dressed in an all-purple suit.
Frederick Dylan Krueger and Marissa Leigh Paul were married on Oct. 15, 2016, in Vandalia, Ill., with brother of the bride, Skylar Paul, officiating the ceremony. Marissa is the daughter of Rebecca Paul and Dr. Paul Raymond of Homer. Dylan is the son of Freddie and Greta Krueger of Vandalia, Ill.
Amelia Robinson of Homer, Alaska, was married to Drew Elkins of Boulder, Colo., on Sept. 17, 2016, in Morrison, Colo. Amelia grew up in Homer and attended college at the University of Montana Missoula, majoring in psychology with minors in human development and gerontology. Amelia moved to Denver where she met Drew in 2011 and attended the University of Denver, gaining her master’s in social work. She is currently a trauma therapist at The Empowerment Program.
Audrey and Jim Rearden
Audrey and Jim Rearden celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 25, 2016. They were married in Kenai in 1966 and together shared in raising eight children. They now have 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The family hosts a luau for family and friends at the Rearden home from 3-5 p.m. Jan. 30. Please stop by if you can; no gifts, please. Congratulations, Jim and Audrey.
Danielle Ringer and
Marjorie Ringer and the late Eric Ringer of Homer announce the
engagement of their daughter Danielle to Christopher Johnson, son of Kristin
Stahl-Johnson and Brian Johnson. The couple reside in Kodiak and will be
married on Oct. 3, 2015, in Homer.
Mary Griffith and Reuben Sherwood were married Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Homer United Methodist Church. The honor attendant was the bride’s daughter, Joanne Piccinini, who came from California with her daughter, Jordan, who served as flower girl. Best Man/Escort was Mr. Ken Landfield. His wife, Sue Wolgemuth, stood in for the bride’s parents. Rev. Lisa Talbott officiated in the double-ring ceremony. Church Music was provided by Shawnie Olson. Sue Biggs and Jack Will offered their wonderful music for the reception.
Paul and Lara Fleenor and Jeff and Rose Sinn of Homer announce the engagement of their daughter, Halle Elizabeth Sinn, to D.J. Marsengill. The couple will marry May 9, 2015, in Homer. Halle is a 2013 graduate of Homer High School and is currently employed at Land’s End Restaurant.
D.J. is the son of William (Dale) and Tammy Marsengill of Homer. D.J. is a 2012 graduate of Homer High School and is currently employed at Alyeska Tire. He is a proud member of the Alaska Air National Guard and will be deploying to serve his country this summer.
Emily Jean Bailey and
Levi Aaron Lystrom
Wally and Teri Bailey of Anchor Point announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Jean Bailey, to Levi Aaron Lystrom of Fargo, N.D. The couple will marry Aug. 1, 2015, in Fargo.
Emily is a 2009 graduate of Nikolaevsk School and is in her senior year at Southwestern Assembly of God University, Waxahachie, Texas, and will receive her bachelor’s degree in psychology in May.
Sonny and Nancy Smith celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 8, 2015. They were married Jan. 8, 1965, in Las Cruces, N.M., while on their way to Texas. They met when Nancy worked as a waitress and Sonny was a truck driver. They ran the Glacier Drive-In on the Homer Spit together for more than 30 years. Their children are daughter, Tacy, and son, Mark Smith; grandchildren, Karen and Corey Shelby and Shane Spangler; and great-grandchildren, Sydney, Cutter, Sawyer and Sullivan Shelby.
Asa Timothy Stage and Halie Elizabeth Gates
Asa Timothy Stage and Halie Elizabeth Gates were united in marriage on Aug. 30, 2014, at St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church in Veneta, Ore.
Guests attended from New York, Alaska, Colorado, Texas and California.
Halie is the daughter of Mike and Cindy Gates of Veneta. Asa is the son of Tim and Heidi Stage of Homer.
Lillian Sloth and
Fernando Ruiz Romero
Andrew Vait and Margit Humphrey tied the knot Aug. 16, 2014, in an outdoor ceremony at Anacortes, Wash., at the home of the bride’s parents. The weather cooperated, and a late afternoon sun shone on family and friends who gathered to celebrate. The groom’s father, Leo Vait, officiated.
Andrew, the son of Leo and Nancy Vait of Homer, graduated from Homer High School in 2003 and the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., in 2007.
Andrew Vait and Margit Humphrey tied the knot Aug. 16, 2014, in an outdoor ceremony in Anacortes, Wash., at the home of the bride’s parents. The weather cooperated, and a late afternoon sun shone on family and friends who gathered to celebrate.
The groom’s father, Leo Vait, officiated.
Andrew, the son of Leo and Nancy Vait of Homer, graduated from Homer High in 2003 and the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., in 2007.
Madison DeMott of Murietta, Calif., and Cody Woodworth of Homer announce their engagement. The parents of the bride are Brett and Claudine DeMott of Murietta and the parents of the groom are Shane and Julie Woodworth of Homer. The couple will be married Oct. 24, 2014, in Arrowhead, Calif.
Skylar Paul and Paige Shubert were united in marriage on Aug. 23, 2014, at St. Salvator Lutheran Church in Venedy, Ill. Paige is the daughter of Deb and Terry Habrock and the late Craig Shubert of Oakdale. Skylar is the son of Rebecca Paul of Homer.
Ashley Hackstadt, sister of the bride, was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Jenna Lake, Juli Shubert, Marissa Paul, Rachel Segelhorst and Ella Herges. Kenley Hackstadt was the miniature bride and Kalli Portz was the flower girl.
Shelly and Buck Laukitis are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Claire Laukitis, to Peter Neaton, son of Holly and Paul Neaton of Watertown, Minn. The couple were married on May 24, 2014, at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle. Claire, a 2008 graduate of Homer High School, and Peter, a 2007 graduate of Winsted Holy Trinity, met at the University of Vermont. They work as commercial fishermen and split their time between Alaska and Minnesota.
Tom and Laveda (Rinsink) Youngblood are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary June 27, 2014. Married in Rocky Ford Colo., Tom and Laveda spent most of their years in Colorado. They retired to Homer so Tom can fish and Laveda can quilt.
Jessica Ford of both Nome and Charleston, W.Va., and Aaron Gilbert of Homer announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the future bride are Melissa (Carpenter) Ford and Kevin Ford of Nome and Charleston, W.Va. Parents of the future groom are Dave and Kim Gilbert of Homer. Jessica is a 2007 graduate of Nome High School and a 2011 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. She is currently employed with Wells Fargo as a service manager in Anchorage.