Bobbie and Don Mills of Central Point celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a small family dinner on March 20, 2015, at the Roadhouse Grill in Medford.
Don Mills married Bobbie Baxter on March 20, 1955, in Klamath Falls. They have four children, Steven and Fae Mills of Orem, Utah; Lonny and Barb Mills of Vancouver, Washington; Scott Mills of Charleston, Oregon, and Nikki and Shawn Gillispie of Medford; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Attending the March 20 dinner included their son Lonny and his wife, Barbara, and their daughter Nikki, her husband, Shawn, and Nikki and Shawn's children Kaylen and Kaizer, all of Medford. That day, Bobbie and Don were surprised to see their granddaughter, Tiffany Baron, her husband, Lyndon, and five grandchildren, all of Kent, Washington. Bobbie's and Don's son Steven, and wife Fae, from Orem, Utah, also made a surprise appearance. The surprises were all organized by their daughter Nikki.
An open house reception hosted by Nikki Gillispie and family was held March 21 at the Greenbriar Mobile Park community room in Central Point. As a family tradition, Don presented Bobbie with 60 pink and lavender roses. Guests included their son Scott Mills, their granddaughter, Shaela Mills of Eugene, Ron Bruce of Eugene; their grandson, Gary Mills, wife Linda, and children Callie and Camden, all of Vancouver, Washington. From Klamath Falls came Don's sister Susie Hayden and her daughter Kellie Hayden, daughter-in-law Trinity Hayden, and Don's sister-in-law Carol Mills; her niece Linda Mills Taylor and her daughter Audrey Mills. Don's sister Shirley Heritage and her husband, David Heritage, came for the reception from Tacoma, Washington.
During the open house ceremony, the couple collected 88 cans of food to be delivered to a local food bank.
Don graduated from Klamath Falls High School in 1954, and Bobbie graduated from Klamath Falls High School in 1955. They moved to Coos Bay in 1959, and to Central Point from Coos Bay in 1993. They both worked at the north Medford Walmart until retirement.