Floyd and Julia Grimes of Ashland celebrated their 50th anniversary with a family barbecue on June 11 at the home of their daughter, Rebecca Olson, in Central Point.

Hosts of the event, with 27 guests attending, were their children and spouses, Rebecca and Larry Olson of Central Point and Daniel and Paula Grimes of Medford.

Floyd Grimes married Julia Oeser on June 16, 1961, in Ashland.

They met through church youth activities. They were high school sweethearts and married after dating for 31/2; years.

Julia was born and raised in Ashland. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1961 and worked at the Ashland branch of US Bank for 32 years, retiring in 2002. She keeps busy sewing and knitting for family and friends.

Floyd was born in Taft, Calif. His family moved to Ashland in 1945. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1959. He completed his barber training immediately after high school and has worked as a barber in the Rogue Valley for 52 years. He recently closed his Ashland barbershop and is working one day at week at this son's barbershop in Medford.

Floyd and Julia enjoy camping, fishing and short trips around the Northwest.

In addition to their children, they also have five grandchildren, seven adopted grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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