Alan and Chris Gates of Central Point were married Aug. 6, 1966, in Grants Pass.
They have two children, Lori Miller and Kara Laws, both of Central Point, along with six grandchildren. A celebration was held at 7 p.m. Aug. 6, at Roxy Ann Winery that was hosted by Brian and Lori Miller and Kenny and Kara Laws, the couple's daughters and sons-in-law.
Both Alan and Chris graduated from Rogue River High School in 1965. Alan attended Oregon State University and Southern Oregon College, graduating with a degree in secondary education. Chris worked at Rogue Valley Hospital part-time for 30 years. Alan taught at District 6 for 30 years. They have lived in the Rogue Valley most of their 50 years of marriage, save one year when Alan worked as a first-year teacher in Madras.