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Jerry and Ann Eiler of Jacksonville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 6, 2015.

Jerry Eiler married Ann Strickland on March 6, 1965 in Mt. Shasta, Calif. They have one daughter, Jill Eiler of Jacksonville, and three grandchildren, Brady, Hudson and Jake.

They came to the Rogue Valley from Mt. Shasta in 1976, when Jerry was promoted to a supervisor position with Made-Rite prepared meats. Jerry worked for Made-Rite until 1981, when he started Oregon Freightways Trucking Company, which he sold in 1991. Since then Jerry has been semi-retired and works from home on various investment projects.

Ann worked for 25 years as a bookkeeper for William Bagley Accounting until 2002, when her first grandchild was born.

In retirement, Jerry and Ann enjoy traveling to various parts of the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. They also spend a lot of time with their daughter and three grandsons.

They plan to celebrate their golden anniversary with a party hosted by their daughter March 14, and a trip to France later this year.