Wayne and Carolyn Stieber celebrated their 65th anniversary Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Close family members helped them celebrate with a barbecue on their farm in Eagle Point the Saturday before their anniversary date. On the day of, Wayne took Carolyn out for a nice lunch and they spent some quality time together.

Their daughter Susan and granddaughter Kristy helped them celebrate with a photo shoot on the farm in Eagle Point.

Wayne and Carolyn met in San Diego. Wayne always dreamed of living in Oregon, and in the mid-1970s they moved to Oregon, purchased land in Eagle Point and began developing the property that now holds their farm. Their hard work has paid off, with much of the acreage having a beautiful park-like atmosphere, where they both find endless hours of enjoyment. They also enjoy family time, barbecues with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Carolyn spends a great deal of time volunteering for the Jackson County library system, especially the Eagle Point branch, helping others have the opportunity to read and access library resources. Carolyn is also involved in cookbook clubs and gardening clubs in the Rogue Valley so that she can demonstrate her love of cooking and gardening.

Wayne enjoys his quiet time at home listening to music and reading, while enjoying his visits to the local Walmart.

Carolyn, now retired, has a bachelor's degree in education from San Diego State, a master's in art and a master's in psychology from Southern Oregon University.

Wayne, also retired, worked in the auto body industry for many years, specializing in auto body painting and collision repair.

Wayne and Carolyn have three children, Susan, Jim and Steve, all of whom reside in Eagle Point, as well as four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.