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Pair since eighth-grade ready to make it official

Travis Snow and Christine Rumble, who in 2004 were seventh-graders together at Oregon City’s Gardiner Middle School, have announced their engagement. Their wedding is set for Aug. 31 at Gray Gables in Milwaukie.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Christine Rumble, pictured during her sophomore year in the University of Portland nursing school's Australian travel abroad program, is joined by her fiance, Travis Snow, who saved his money to fly there to see her for a week.Rumble received her bachelor’s of science degree to become a registered pediatric nurse at Randall Children’s Hospital, and Snow was accepted into an apprenticeship program with the Sheet Metal Workers Union that subcontracts with Intel. They currently live in Hillsboro, but plan to move back to the area after they get married.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - In their senior year at Oregon City High School, Christine Rumble cheers at the last game for Travis Snow and the football team during the 2008-09 school year.The couple began dating in eighth grade after Snow passed a note to Rumble with the encouragement of some of their classmates. Rumble’s mother chaperoned them to movies because she thought they were too young to go on dates alone. The pair dated through high school and for four years while Rumble attended the University of Portland.

To propose to Rumble, Snow contacted Gardiner Principal Kelly Schmidt, who had been their health teacher in eighth grade. Schmidt came to Gardiner on a Saturday to let Snow into the school so he could have music playing in the classroom where he passed his first note to Rumble.

Snow’s siblings guided Rumble blindfolded into Gardiner, where Snow was waiting for her. He took off her blindfold, and she looked at him and said, “What are you doing here? What’s going on?” He slow danced with her for a while and then got down on one knee and proposed.




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