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70th Anniversary: Sam and Phyllis Inkley

Sam and Phyllis Inkley will celebrate their 70th anniversary Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.

They were married Sept. 8, 1951, at St. Rose Catholic Church, in Portland.

Sam and Phyllis moved to the Rogue Valley in 1967, living along the Butte Falls Highway for 28 years before moving to Central Point in 1995.

Sam is the great-grandson of Jos. L. Meek, Oregon’s first U.S. Marshall. Sam attended Lincoln High School in Portland and served in the U.S. Navy before going to work for Western Electric. Sam retired in 1983.

Phyllis graduated from Holy Child Academy in Portland and attended Northwestern Business School. Phyllis was the office manager and accountant for the Red Lion Inn, Medford, for 10 years.

They have two children, Greg and Gayle Jolliffe of Monmouth, and Sam and Diana Inkley of Central Point; three grandchildren, Grant and Erin Jolliffe of Ashland, and Sam Christian Inkley of Medford; and two great-grandchildren, Bradley and Alexander Jolliffe of Ashland.

Sam and Phyllis have enjoyed traveling and camping for many years.