Metcalf’s Celebrate 40th Wedding Anniversary
Gregg and Irene Metcalf of Kelso, WA celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 18th, 2013, on the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad Dinner Train, Engine #15.
Gregg and Irene met in Mexican-American history class at Andrew Hill High School, San Jose, CA. Irene was a junior and Gregg was a freshman. Irene is the former Irene Hernandez Torres.
Gregg observed Irene in class on day and turned to a friend and said, “I am going to marry that girl.” They went “steady” in high school.
The couple was married on June 18th, 1973 at the Tar Landing Baptist Church, in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The bride is the daughter of the late Rudolph “Paul” and Lupe Torres of San Jose, CA. The groom is the son of Glenn and Evelyn Metcalf of Modesto, CA.
The couple made their home in San Jose, CA for two years following Gregg’s honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps @ MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina.
In August 1978 the couple moved to Los Angeles (Pomona, then West Covina) California in order to attend Bible College. Gregg is a graduate of Shasta Bible College in Redding, CA. Gregg has served as an assistant pastor and senior pastor in churches in California and Washington. Gregg spent many years in the Car Business as both Salesman and Sales Manager and in the Mortgage Industry, eventually owning his own Mortgage brokerage. Irene worked briefly as an assembly worker in the Silicon Valley. She has been a homemaker throughout their marriage. The couple now resides in Kelso, WA.
The couple raised four daughters, Shannon (Vancouver, WA), Sonja (Portland, OR), Sharon (Joilet, IL), and Stacy (Vancouver, WA). They now have four grandchildren, Madilynn, Gregory, Brytanny, and Diontre.