Jerry and Judy Sands of Medford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering and celebration at Diamond Lake Resort in July. They also are planning a vacation to the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

Jerry and Judy Sands of Medford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering and celebration at Diamond Lake Resort in July. They also are planning a vacation to the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

Jerry Sands married Judy Brown on Nov. 5, 1960, in Denver.

They met in high school in Casper, Wyo., where they both graduated.

They moved to Oregon in 1968 and to Medford in 1991, where Jerry worked at South Valley Bank and Trust until his retirement.

They have two children, Janine (Robert) Bowling of LaPine, and Jocie Sands (Seth Skinner) of Medford. They also have four grandchildren.