Silva and Murray
Jaime Silva and William Murray, both of Hood River, have announced their engagement. They will be married Sept. 6, 2014. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kevin and Shari Silva, of Hood River. She was homeschooled, graduating in 2008. She graduated from Portland Community College in 2014 and is currently employed as an assistant dispatcher with Columbia Area Transit. The future groom is the son of Geri Murray-Hightower and Frank Hightower, of Hood River, and Kenneth Murray, deceased. He is a 2001 Hood River Valley High School graduate and is employed by the Hood River County School District as a custodian with Hood River Middle School. The couple has a wedding website, www.mywedding.com/williamjaime.
Wallis and Erzen
Angela Marie Wallis and Alexander Eugene Erzen, both of Seattle, Wash., were married July 29 at Mt. Hood Organic Farms, in Mt. Hood. Sybil Nance, of Sukha Yoga Retreats, officiated. Attendants were Gregory Clarke, brother of the bride, and Tanya Erzen, sister of the groom. Tilda Erzen Quigley, niece of the groom, was flower girl. The wedding celebrated local resources and sustainability, including flowers and food sourced entirely from within the state of Oregon, and wine from Hood River. The newlyweds honeymooned in Aruba and Curacao, and will continue to live in Seattle. The bride is the daughter of Nancy and Keith Clarke, of Hood River, and Mike Wallis, of Sandy, Ore. She is a 1998 graduate of Hood River Valley High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Dickenson College in 2002 and her MPA from the University of Washington in 2007. She currently works for King County Housing Authority in Seattle as a resource conservation manager. The groom is the son of Bob and Sue Erzen, of Sequim, Wash. He earned his Master of Marine Affairs degree from the University of Washington in 2010 and works as waste reduction program manager for King County Solid Waste Division in Seattle.