BY JON MANLEY – Gig Harbor resident Bee Dietz likes to tell people she didn’t have much choice in who her husband was going to be.
Growing up in the Texas Panhandle as a young girl during World War II, Dietz’s mother was an eighth grade teacher. Even then, her mother raved about one her students. His name was Bob.
Bob and Bee got married in 1956, after Bob returned from serving as a parachutist for the U.S. Army in the Korean War.
But before getting married, Bob and Bee were childhood friends and adventure buddies. The two families took fishing vacations together in Colorado.
“While the dads went fishing, Bob and I went rock climbing,” Bee said.