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60th Anniversary: Steve and Charlotte Wisely

Steve and Charlotte Wisely celebrated their 60th anniversary Thursday, Nov. 21.

Born in Spokane, Washington, Char’s family moved to Medford from Portland when she was 15; while Steve, born in LaGrande, moved to Medford from the little town of Wallowa when he was 4.

They graduated from Medford High School with the class of 1957 prior to enrolling at Southern Oregon University in the teacher education program.

Following their second year of college, Steve and Char were married Nov. 21, 1959, in First Methodist Church in Medford.

During their combined 82 years as educators they served as teachers, media specialist, elementary principal and superintendent.

Steve and Char retired in 2003 form the Medford School District and continue to live in Medford.

They have four children, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandson, with another on his way.