Eddie and Sheryl Burket of Medford celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary May 30 with a Hawaiian luau-themed barbecue at the home of Terry and Laurie Vaughn of Medford.
The event, with 40 guests attending, was hosted by the sisters and brothers-in-law of the couple, Terry and Laurie Vaughn and Dwight and Denise McArthur. Special guests included Eddie's parents, Don and Virginia Burket, best man and matron of honor, Terry and Laurie Vaughn, groomsman and bridesmaid, Dwight and Denise McArthur, ringbearer, Cory Burket, flower girl, Michelle Follett and guest book attendant, Kathy Edwards.
Eddie Burket married Sheryl Phillips on June 2, 1984, in Jacksonville. They met in 1965. Eddie's mother, Virginia Burket, and Sheryl's mother, Irma Huntington, were best friends. Although Sheryl was a friend of Eddie's sisters, their mothers always thought Eddie and Sheryl should get married.
They lived in Jacksonville for 23 years, where they raised their children. While living in Jacksonville, Sheryl was a registered home day care provider for 201/2; years so that she could be home with their children. In 2005, she went to work for Sierra West Linen until 2008 and is now working in the EVS/Linen Department for Providence Medford Medical Center.
Eddie worked as the cold storage supervisor at SOS Packing from 1983 until 1993. He then went to work in custodial/maintenance at Cascade Christian High School until 1997 and after that at St. Mary's High School until budget cuts took place. He is currently working at Providence Medford Medical Center as an EVS/projects technician.
The Burkets have three children, Cory (Julie) Burket of Venta, Curtis Burket of Jacksonville and Christina (Travis) Ashley of Jacksonville. They also have four grandchildren.