Dave and Sylvia Gardner celebrated 50 years of marriage on Sept. 17, 2011, at the Rogue River Lodge in Trail. They were married Sept. 16, 1961, at the Nazarene church in Medford.

The anniversary celebration was hosted by their son, Doug Gardner, and his wife, Jureen. Their other son, Rick Gardner, and wife, Wendy, were unable to attend due to the birth of their daughter Sept. 18, 2011, in Columbia, S.C.

On a beautiful afternoon on the banks of the Rogue River, 75 family members and friends attended the celebration. Out-of-town guests included Barbara Yell, of Boise, Idaho; Craig and Jill Gardner of Oakridge; Don and Bonnie Vannice, of Halfway; Tom Davidson of Roseburg; Chris and Amy Davison of Independence; Josh, Wendy and Silas Yell of Salem.; Jack and Judy Rinn of Bend.

Also in attendance were Terry and Beth Gardner of Medford; and Toney Yell of Central Point.

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