George and Judith Meuser of Medford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 16 with a barbecue at Hanley Farm.

George and Judith Meuser of Medford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 16 with a barbecue at Hanley Farm.

Hosts of the event, with 70 guests attending, were their daughter, Melissa Bellm, and friend, Pam Saseen.

George Meuser married Judith Maricle on April 16, 1961, in Reno, Nev.

They came to the Rogue Valley from Northern California in 1971.

George taught at Scenic Junior High School for 20 years and has substituted around Rogue Valley schools until the present.

Judith is a homemaker who held various part-time jobs.

After retiring, both have been volunteers at Hanley Farm for two years.

The Meusers have two children, Melissa Bellm of Medford and Colin Meuser of Oregon City. They also have five grandchildren.