Merle and Rosalie Neufeld celebrated 50 years of marriage on Thursday.
The two were married Dec. 1, 1961, in Dallas, Ore. They have three daughters: Jenell of Portland; Lori of Kamiah, Idaho; Shelly of Middleton, Idaho; sons-in-law Jason and Mark, and five grandchildren.
The couple moved to Phoenix in 1965 and then to their present home in Medford in 1971. They owned Merle's Chevron and later National Tire and Brake until they retired after 39 years in 2007. As retirees, they enjoy time at home, gardening and spending time visiting family and friends. They are active members of Eastwood Baptist Church.
Their daughters will host a reception at their church to be held in March 2012.