Congratulations! 70th wedding anniversary for West Seattleites Dorothy & Everett Wright

Congratulations to Dorothy and Everett Wright of West Seattle, who just celebrated a big anniversary. From their daughter Wendy Hobson:

Everett and Dorothy Wright celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary (August 19, 2014) with a party a few days later at their daughter’s home with family and friends.

They got married on their fourth “date,” after meeting in Chicago at Christmastime in 1943 when Dorothy went to stay with her sister. Dorothy’s oldest sister was married to Everett’s older brother. They went out to dinner – then Everett (who was in the Air Force in 1944) went back to Louisiana. They wrote to each other for 8 months. He came back to Chicago on leave, proposed, and they got married a few days later. They took the train to North Dakota and spent their honeymoon with her parents on the farm.

In 1956, they moved from Chicago to Seattle, following Dorothy’s sisters and their families. They had a 2.5 year old daughter and a 3-month-old son, no job, no house. Everett went out to look for a job and at his first stop, called Dorothy to say he was hired and that he was starting that day! A few weeks later, they purchased the home on Genesee Hill where they still live.

Everett retired from Sundstrand Corp in Redmond in 1983 and Dorothy retired from Sears in SODO in 1986.

Everett bought his first computer when he was 80, learning to surf the internet. At 85, he decided to learn to play the bass guitar (figuring that because it only had 4 strings, it would be easier) to keep his mind sharp. At almost 96, he is still curious about everything.

Dorothy joined the Y after she retired and has enjoyed 30+ years of water aerobics. She is a big Mariners fan.

They both enjoy going on the senior bus to the Tulalip and Muckelshoot Casinos monthly. They are the parents of Wendy (Michael) Hobson and Brad (Colette) Wright, and grandparents of Aaron & Shawn Hobson and Carson Wright.

Milestone anniversary in YOUR family? Let us know!

18 Replies to "Congratulations! 70th wedding anniversary for West Seattleites Dorothy & Everett Wright"

  • ltfd September 17, 2014 (9:21 am)

    :-) !!!!!!!!!!!

  • WSince86 September 17, 2014 (9:35 am)

    Congratulations on this monumental milestone !! You are an inspiration to us ‘newlyweds’ , married only 26 years!

  • miws September 17, 2014 (10:08 am)

    Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Wright!



  • christine September 17, 2014 (10:43 am)

    What a delightful story and delightful couple. Thank you for posting this. The pictures are perfect as well.

  • SJoy September 17, 2014 (11:30 am)

    What a beautiful story! Congratulations to the beautiful couple!

  • Diane September 17, 2014 (11:48 am)

    these are my favorite stories; celebration of life, while people are still alive; especially love hearing about their vibrant life in their 90’s, all of the new things they’ve been doing/learning after 80’s; my dad just turned 88 yesterday, still going strong, healthy; this story is very inspiring that he can continue his wonderful quality of life for another decade

  • Enviromaven September 17, 2014 (12:00 pm)

    Inspiring and lovely story! Congratulations to the Wrights….wishing you continued happiness.

  • WestSide45 September 17, 2014 (12:20 pm)

    Congratulations! Quite an accomplishment.

  • ACG September 17, 2014 (12:31 pm)

    Congratulations!!! You are a wonderful inspiration. Blessings to you as you celebrate!

  • kas September 17, 2014 (12:39 pm)

    Love this story – makes me smile! Congrats to the happy couple!

  • Brenda September 17, 2014 (12:40 pm)

    Such a nice story, thank you for sharing. Congratulations!

  • Denise Sundquist September 17, 2014 (1:23 pm)

    Congrats to you both,Wow that’s great. I worked with you Dorothy at Sears for many years.

  • Cheryl September 17, 2014 (1:52 pm)


  • Beefheart September 17, 2014 (2:46 pm)

    Imagine being able to get a job and then buy a house a few weeks later. These days employers barely pay enough to cover rent in town, if you can even find a job.

  • Carrie Ann September 17, 2014 (3:06 pm)

    Best thing I’ve read all day. Congratulations on your 70th, Dorothy & Everett! Here’s to a lifetime of wonderful adventures together. <3

  • Kitty Jorts September 17, 2014 (7:47 pm)

    How cute are they! Congratulations!

  • Jackie Winter September 17, 2014 (8:39 pm)

    Brilliant story, continued happiness to you !

  • JO September 18, 2014 (9:42 am)

    Happy Anniversary! This is such a wonderful story and what a great life you’ve built together! I love that you both keep learning new things! Such a good example for all of us! Cheers to you!

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