Dale and Dolly Hofer of Medford celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 18, 2015.
Dale Hofer married Dolly Noel Feb. 18, 1955, in Newton, Iowa. They have two daughters, Debbie Lanier of Wilmington, N.C., and Delinda Devenport of Central Point, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
They came to the Rogue Valley in 1967, when Dale worked as the assistant county engineer. They moved back to Denver in 1969, and returned to the area in 1977 when Dale partnered with Elmer Savikko to work at Savikko Civil Engineering in Ashland, which later became Hofer Consulting Firm in 1984. In 1988, he joined Marquess and Associates of Medford as an officer of the firm, until he semi-retired in 1998.
Dolly worked as a private secretary, and for Eastern Airlines when they lived in Charlotte, N.C. She worked as a jewelry consultant for Strellman's Jewelry in Ashland, and became manager of The Jewelry Studio at Nimbus in Ashland, and also managed a jewelry outlet in Jacksonville. She also did bookkeeping for their church, Christian Center in Ashland. The couple sold their house in Ashland and relocated to Medford in 2002.
In retirement Dale and Dolly lived in their big RV, traveling across the country from 1998 to 2010. They spent two summers in Alaska, a summer in Montana's Glacier National Park, two summers in Mount Rainier National Park, and two summers in Northern California.
They currently attend Bethel Assembly in Medford. Dale is an active member of Gideons, and was an active member of Full Gospel Business Men's Association. Dolly was active in Aglow International.
They plan to celebrate their anniversary with an open house reception hosted by their daughters and a renewal of their vows from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Rogue Regency Inn in Medford.