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Chuck and Lenna James

Chuck and Lenna James

Chuck and Lenna James of Jacksonville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 19, 2015.

Chuck James married Lenna Mortti June 19, 1965, in Astoria. They have two sons, Matt of Portland and Andy of Seattle, and four grandchildren.

They met in 1962 while students at Oregon State University. They married shortly after graduation, and are still avid "Beaver Believers," and enjoy attending all the OSU home football games in Corvallis. After a four-year stint with the Navy Seabees and two years working in St. Louis, the couple settled in Jacksonville in 1972. Lenna worked for 25 years as a Title I teaching assistant, and Chuck owned a construction equipment business.

Their plans for a 50-year anniversary celebration with family and friends in Seaside were dashed when Lenna had an accident and broke her kneecap. The couple intend to hold a celebration after she heals.

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