Kenneth "Ken" and Marion Kadin of White City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception hosted by Ken's sisters, Nancy Greening, Cathy Jones and Barara Stephens, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Greenbrier Mobile Estate Terrace in the Community Room, 301 Freeman Road, Central Point. Cake and ice cream will be served. The hosts request no gifts.
Ken Kadin married Marion Flowers July 4, 1962, in Eagle Point. They have three children, Brenda Snyder of Central Point, Kelly Nickolls of White City and Fred Kadin of White City; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren with a third on the way.
Marion grew up in Shady Cove, and Ken was raised in Butte Falls. They were married off Hammel Road in Eagle Point by the Rev. Millard. After the wedding, Ken flew to Alaska to work for the Ketchikan Pulp Mill, and Marion stayed behind to work for the Bureau of Land Management. A month later, Marion joined Ken in Alaska, working for the U.S. Forest Service in Ketchikan. They returned to the valley in the spring of 1963.
Ken went to work for Della Timber and was there until it closed. Marion worked for R.R. Packing and various other jobs here in the valley.
After retirement, they settled in White City.