Laney and Rose Davidson of Eagle Point celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May with a gathering of family and friends at the Upper Rogue Community Center in Shady Cove. The celebration, with more than 100 guests attending, several traveling from out of state, was hosted by their children, grandchildren and spouses. To honor the occasion, their children gave their parents the gift of a Mexican cruise.

Laney Davidson married Rose Gawronski on May 24, 1959, in Reno, Nev.

Both Laney and Rose grew up in Lakeview, and attended Lakeview High School.

They lived in Lakeview until 1962 when they moved and settled in the Rogue Valley.

Laney worked at the Ideal Cement Company in Gold Hill until it closed down. From there he went to work for Permaneer Corp in White City as a millwright, and then worked for several beer and wine distributors for many years before retiring from the Eagle Point School District maintenance department.

Rose worked at Harry & David in her early years before settling in the dental field for 36 years. Rose retired from East Main Dental in 2004 after 25 years.

The Davidsons experienced several hardships early on in their marriage, starting with losing their home in the 1964 Gold Hill flood, then losing their home in White City and all its contents when it burned to the ground in 1971.

Since retiring, they enjoy hunting, camping, riding ATVs and working on their ranch in Eagle Point.

They have three children, Debby (Bruce) Jermain of Shady Cove, Steve (Richelle) Davidson of Salem, and Ronda (Rob) Rhodes of Shady Cove. They also have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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