Wilford "Bud" and Mae Anderson of Medford celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 25 with an intimate family dinner at their home in Medford.
Hosts of the event, with 16 guests attending, were their son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Kelly Anderson.
Bud Anderson married Mae Cauwenbergh on June 11, 1950, in the Northbrae Community Church in Berkeley, Calif.
They first lived in Turlock, Calif., but then moved to Berkeley where Bud worked as a machinist for the University of California. Mae worked for State Farm Insurance. In 1952, Bud was called to military service so he joined the Air Force.
Bud and Mae moved to Champaign, Ill., and then Cheyenne, Wyo., before Bud was sent to a remote site in Alaska for 15 months.
Mae stayed with her parents in Berkeley during this time. After Bud returned in April 1956, they moved to Wichita, Kan., where Bud completed his tour of duty. Bud returned to work at the University of California, and they moved to El Cerrito, Calif. In 1958, their son, Alan, was born. Then in 1964, Mae and Bud bought a house in Martinez, Calif., where they lived for 40 years before moving to Medford in 2004.
Bud retired from the University of California in 1988. Mae worked for Camp Fire Girls and J.C. Penney. Mae retired in 1990 and learned how to quilt.
Over the years, Bud and Mae have enjoyed traveling all over the United States, as well as trips to Canada and Mexico. They also enjoy camping, fishing and spending time with their family, especially their three granddaughters and great-grandson.