Photo: In 1997, a logger found a gold and diamond wedding band. Just now, he was able to return it to its family in Washington state, the same family that lost the ring in a plane crash 55 years ago. Joyce Wharton’s parents were killed when a plane traveling from Portland to Seattle went down in the woods in 1959. He held onto the ring for safekeeping until, with some help from his nephew and Ancestry.com, was able to track down the ring’s rightful owner. Joyce Wharton wearing her mother’s wedding ring.