Bob and Beth Freitas celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on June 25, 2019. They were married in Reno, Nev., on June 25, 1944. They have been retired for 30 years, living in Sequim, Wash. Recently moved to Auburn, Wash., to live with their daughter, Karen Hackett, and near their son and his wife, Bob and Linda Freitas. Their daughter Patti is deceased. They have 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
The Freitases spent their years in service to their God and church at Upper Columbia Academy for 18 years and then Auburn Adventist Academy for 20 years. Bob taught industrial arts, which included woodworking, mechanical drawing, arts and crafts, driver's education, and many other classes such as Bible and math as needed by the school. He also built many of the homes on both academy campuses which allowed many students to learn skills in building.
Beth supervised in various departments at the academies including furniture factory and laundry and was the accountant and treasurer. She also worked in both Upper Columbia Conference and Washington Conference offices for several years during their years of service.