Aberdeen residents Amanda Marie Donachie and Jabez Orren Giles were married on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Vancouver, Wash.
The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Donachie, is a graduate of Mountain View High School in Vancouver. She enlisted in the National Guard after graduation from high school and has worked as the production controller for the National Guard at the Montesano Armory for the last 1 1/2 years. She is presently taking courses toward an associate degree at Grays Harbor College.
The groom, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Nolan Giles of Copalis Crossing, enlisted in the National Guard in 2004, his senior year at Hoquiam High School. He played baseball in high school and was on the district all-star team. He attended Grays Harbor College and was on the baseball team until an injury sidelined him. Following graduation from Grays Harbor College in diesel techology, he was deployed to Iraq as a heavy duty diesel mechanic and was awarded the Bronze Star.
Upon returning home, he returned to his job as a diesel mechanic at the Montesano Armory.
Michelle Collins of Vancouver was her sister’s maid of honor.
The groom’s brothers, Buck Giles who is attending Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, and Lance Giles of Royce, Texas, were his best men.
The evening wedding at the Clark County Saddle Club in Vancouver, was performed by the Rev. Cheryl Ray, aunt of the bride. A reception was held May 17 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Ocean Shores.
The couple honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and make their home in Aberdeen.