Cal and Doris Stringer of Medford will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on Friday, July 27, 2012.
Cal Stringer married Doris Terry on July 27, 1940, in Reno, Nev. They have three children: Marilyn Marx, and husband, Ted, of Hubbard, Ore.; Terry Stringer, and wife, Jenny, of Fort Fraser, British Columbia, Canada; and Ted Stringer, and wife, Debby, of Lakeview; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Cal was born and raised in Grants Pass at "Stringe Gap" on the Applegate River. He was a heavy equipment operator for 30 years, and most of that time was working for M.C. Lininger in Medford and Josephine County. He served in the Army during World War II, with active duty in the South Pacific. Doris moved to Grants Pass in 1935 with her family from Nebraska. She worked at McGregor's Five and Dime for 20 years and at Phoenix High School as an assistant librarian.
They built a home and cafe in Central Point named the "Bun & Run," and then moved to Agness, where they owned the Cougar Lane Store before returning to Grants Pass.
They reside at the Fountain Plaza Retirement Home in Medford.