Judith E. Eberhart and Ronald E. Baker, both of Carlsbad, Calif., were married June 5 in Sid and Karen Deboer's garden in Ashland.
Judy's brother, Jack Eberhart, walked her down the aisle. Ron's son-in-law, Grammy nominee Jack Johnson, sang a song he wrote for Ron's daughter and was the theme for the wedding, "Better Together."
Jack also sang the first dance with The Rogue Suspects, a local 10-piece band, who continued to rock through the night. A white tent with hanging lights created a Great Gatsbyesque mood.
The DeBoers were Judy's Ashland High School classmates.
Ronald and Judith met each other in graduate school 39 years ago.
Judy grew up in Ashland, the daughter of Jean and Reba Eberhart, owners of Eberhart's Sporting Goods in Ashland. Jean Eberhart was the former athletic director of Southern Oregon College, (now Southern Oregon University) and at the time of his death was the director of Ashland's Parks and Recreation Department.
Judy's sister, Jeanne Eberhart Coffin, is a retired elementary school teacher living in Medford.
Her brother, Jack Eberhart, is a retired otolaryngologist living with his wife, Sue, in Farmington, N.M. All three Eberhart kids graduated from Ashland High School.
Also in attendance was Ron's father, Gordon J. Baker, who was the minister of Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Carlsbad, Calif., and is now retired at 94.
Ron's mother, Betty Smith Baker, who died four years ago, had been active in developing a literacy program in California.
Judy and Ron both held similar positions as California Community College deans and are now retired from Palomar College and Santa Barbara City College, respectively.