Brings Yellows celebrate their 25th


Virginia and John Brings Yellow III will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary next week.

Virginia Doreen Pope and John Charles Brings Yellow III were married by Gerald (Gunny) Pickernell in Oakville on July 30, 1988. They selected that date because it was the birthday of John’s father, John Jr., who is a Korean War veteran and is 82 years old.

John Brings Yellow has been the plant supervisor for the Taholah School since 1991 and Virginia is the Quinault Indian Nation Property/Risk Manager and has worked for the tribe for 19 years.

The couple has lived all of their married life in Grays Harbor.

Virginia has a daughter, Lucretia, the couple has a son, John, and a daughter, Dora, and one granddaughter, all of whom live in Taholah.