Gary and Linda Bradshaw, of Bend, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 1 with a camping trip in Alaska.
The couple were married in 1967 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Malcom, Iowa, after meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, where Linda was teaching and Gary was in the Army. They have Philip (and Stephanie) Bradshaw, of Vancouver, Washington; Gordon Bradshaw, of Bend; Katherine Bradshaw, of Ashland; and three grandchildren.
Gary worked for Sun Forest Construction until he retired in 2015. He loves to fish, white-water raft, golf and do woodworking projects. Linda worked for the Fern Ridge School District until she retired in 1972. She is a member of Grace First Lutheran Church and enjoys traveling, reading and spending time in the garden.
They have lived in Central Oregon for 40 years.