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  • Adreon

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  • Joy and Leon Adreon of Medford celebrated their 65th anniversary with a camping trip with their daughter, Lonna, and granddaughter, Adrienne, at Crescent Lake. The couple additionally celebrated their anniversary with a dinner with friends at The Olive Garden.
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  • Joy and Leon Adreon of Medford celebrated their 65th anniversary with a camping trip with their daughter, Lonna, and granddaughter, Adrienne, at Crescent Lake. The couple additionally celebrated their anniversary with a dinner with friends at The Olive Garden.
    Leon Adreon married Joy Jones on Aug. 28, 1948, in Las Vegas. They have four children: Bradford of Seattle, Mark of Seattle, Tonja of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lonna of Talent; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
    Joy was born in Amish country at her grandmother's and raised in Fort Wayne, Ind. Leon was born in Illinois and moved to Oregon when he was 6 years old. He was raised in LaPine and Gilchrist. He graduated from Gilchrist High School and served in the U.S. Navy in 1946. After his service, he moved to Klamath Falls to live with his father while seeking employment, and that same year Joy moved to Klamath Falls with her family.
    The two met at a dance and were married in 1948. They lived in Klamath Falls for 21 years and moved to Medford in 1966 after Leon was transferred as an engineer with Pacific Northwest Bell. He retired from the company in 1983 after 361/2 years of service.
    Joy graduated from Central High School in Fort Wayne and had a year of business college. She worked at International Harvester and General Electric during three high school years. She resumed work in Klamath Falls for Lambie Plant and Moen CPAs, where she worked for 17 years. After moving to Medford, Joy worked as league coordinator and desk person at Roxy Ann Lanes for 14 years.
    Leon and Joy have been active bowlers for more than 50 years. Leon bowled until 2012. Joy was a pitcher in fast-pitch softball for 35 years — she started in an industrial League in Fort Wayne where her father was a coach. She has been active in Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 43 years.
    Leon and Joy loved traveling in their motor home and visited Yuma, Ariz., yearly for 19 years. They traveled most of the United States and went to three of Joy's class reunions. They camped at Crescent Lake with family and friends each year for 60 years. They belonged to Southern Oregon Sams for many years, and both were officers for three years.
    Their motor home burned and was totaled on Aug. 19, 2012, on the freeway, but the couple is grateful for the fun, busy life they've shared for the past 65 years.
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