Dr. Carlos F. and Brenda Acevedo of 2373 Russell Creek Road will celebrate their 50th anniversary with family in April.
The couple met in Spain, where Carlos was a medical student and Brenda was on holiday. They corresponded for years before getting married in Brenda’s hometown of Dublin, Ireland, on March 5, 1969.
They moved to Carlo’s home in Puerto Rico and later moved with the U.S. Air Force to California, New York, Ohio and back to Puerto Rico. Carlos is retired from the Air Force as a flight surgeon and psychiatrist.
The Acevedos moved to Walla Walla in 1990, when Carlos started work at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center.
Brenda is a retired garden designer
The couple’s children are Carlos F. Acevedo and Denise Oles-Acevedo of Clive, Iowa, Cristina Acevedo and Elizabeth Whitford of Seattle and Cormac and Kacy Acevedo of Issaquah, Wash.; and six grandchidlren.