Rolly and Joyce Schatz of Chiloquin (Agency Lake) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 19 with a buffet barbecue at Collier Memorial State Park in Chiloquin.

Hosts of the event, with about 90 guests attending, were their children, Cheryl Calhoun of Medford, Sandy Spencer of Medford, Connie Ownby of Medford and Larry Schatz of White City. Special out-of-town guests were Joyce's mother, Elizabeth Hugo, and her sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Richard Traister, all of West Salem, Wis.

Rolly Schatz married Joyce Hugo on July 19, 1958, in LaCrosse, Wis.

They moved to Medford in June 1961, to the Applegate area in 1978 and to Agency Lake in Chiloquin in 2003.

Rolly worked for Olson-Lawyer Lumber Co., Medco and Bill Clark Masonry before becoming a general contractor. He retired in 1999.

After their children graduated from high school, Joyce earn her LPN degree from Rogue Community College in 1982 and worked as a nurse at Providence Medford Medical Center. She retired in 2002.

In addition to their children, they have 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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