Phil and Jo Austin of Eagle Point celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday.

Phil Austin married Jo Whitman June 29, 1963, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford. Following their wedding and a honeymoon in California and Arizona, they settled in Burney, Calif., where Phil worked in the forest products industry.

Phil spent his entire working career in management positions for wood products manufacturers. Jo, when not raising the couple's family, taught elementary school.

The couple have a son, John, of Nevada, and a daughter, Mary Jo of Kauai, Hawaii, and two granddaughters.

They will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an excursion to Glacier and Waterton national parks, and a trip through Canada to North Dakota. The couple will join 200 of Phil's relatives at a family reunion.

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