Tom and Connie Porcher of Central Point celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children and spouses June 24, 2012, at their daughter's home in Rogue River. About 55 people attended the reception.
Tom Porcher married Connie Hinks Aug. 12, 1962, in Medford. They have a daughter, Lori Scott of Rogue River, and a son, Randy Porcher of Gig Harbor, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild on the way.
Tom and Connie were born in California. Tom moved to Oregon in 1944 and graduated from Eagle Point High School in 1960. He spent his career working as a heavy-equipment operator for Elk Lumber Co. before retiring from Boise Cascade in 1994. In retirement, Tom enjoys hunting and riding all-terrain vehicles.
Connie devoted her life to caring for her family and the home that they built in 1968 where they still reside. She held various jobs throughout the years but loved and excelled most in her role as wife, mother and homemaker. She has been actively involved at Community Bible Church for more than 30 years as a Bible-study leader, church secretary and member of the quilting group. She recently published her book of poetry, titled "Jesus Christ is My Heartmender."
Tom and Connie share many common interests, including RVing, rockhounding, gardening and fishing.