“As you can guess we are very proud parents”

“As you can guess we are very proud parents”

“I enjoy helping my daughter make wine and in any way she needs me.”

“I enjoy helping my daughter make wine and in any way she needs me.”

Jay filling the bottles with wine from the barrels

Jay filling the bottles with wine from the barrels

Sue posing next to an emptied barrel of wine after a hard day of work

Sue posing next to an emptied barrel of wine after a hard day of work

Bonnie wiping down a bottle before adding the wine labels

Bonnie wiping down a bottle before adding the wine labels

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Mom - Born 6/14/1949 in San Fernando Valley, CA.

Local Lyle Graduate, Class of 1967. In 1968 attended Western Business School and continued to work in banking for 30 years. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and doing fun things like shopping, movies, and helping her daughter Kelly with her wine business (Tetrahedron).

 

Dad - Born 5/21/1946 in The Dalles, OR.

Also a local Lyle Graduate, Class of 1964. Served in the Air Force for 4 years, then went to work for the Klickitat Road Department and retired in 1996. After he worked for Blattner, building roads for the installation of wind turbines in Oregon and Washington, and retired in 2013. He purchased a Harley Davidson and has been riding every since.

 

Uncle Jay-Bird

Local Lyle Graduate, then went to worked as a boatmen on the Columbia River, traveling between Astoria, Oregon, and Lewiston, Idaho. for 45 years. Now he is a grandfather of 3 White Salmon graduates. He enjoys blacksmithing, making roses, bottle openers, rings, and other items.

 

Sue

A Local Gorge artist and chronic knitter.

The Dalles, Oregon. Graduate, Class of 1971. Then attended the School of Arts & Crafts Portland, Oregon, and Bend Community College.

 

Bonnie

I grew up in Dallesport and attended school in Lyle. I ran my own cafe in Trout Lake, WA for 17 years then co-owned Big River Diner with my daughter Sharron. Moved to Lyle 2 years ago and work 3 days a week at Carmen’s Kitchen in Bingen, WA.

 

Ben and Barb

Both graduated from Lyle High School in 1964 and married in June 1965. “We have been married for 54 years. We have 2 children and 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild on the way in July. Our youngest granddaughter will be married in July (2019).”

“We moved to the Portland area after marriage where Ben was in business for himself. Barb worked for North Clackamas School District for 28 years. Both of us retired.” Ben in 2007, Barb in 2008.

“In 2008, we moved back to Lyle (High Prairie) to land that Ben's father bought in 1957 - he farmed 3,200 acres from 1957 to 1976. We now own 26 of those acres.”