Linda, a Medford native, and Dan, who came to Medford at age 3, grew up in the Medford area, graduated from Medford Senior High School, met at First Baptist Church in their high school years and were married at First Baptist Church on Dec. 18, 1965. The ceremony was performed by Rev. B. E. Andrews.
After his graduation from Oregon State University, Dan was in the timber industry for over 25 years, finishing his management career for the city of Medford and retiring in 2009. Linda was briefly a secretary/receptionist but much preferred her rewarding life as a mother and homemaker.
Dan and Linda have two daughters; Leslie Hudson and husband Gary of Corvallis, and Dionna Sanchez and husband Eliseo of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
After residing in Corvallis, Coos Bay/North Bend and Salem, the couple once again returned to Medford and have resided here for the past 41 years. They are active members of the First Church of the Nazarene in Medford.
A 40th anniversary celebration was given for the couple by their daughters and families at the McCauley House in Jacksonville.
The couple plans a 50th anniversary celebratory trip in 2016.