Phillip and Ruth Ruder, of Bend, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a week at Rockaway Beach on the Oregon Coast.
The couple were married Aug. 5, 1967, in New Orleans. They have two children, Eric, of Brooklyn, New York, and Anna, of Bend.
Mr. Ruder, a violinist, was concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony for 21 years and for the Sunriver Music Festival for 26 years. He retired in 2009 and is the current president of the Archaeological Society of Central Oregon, a member of the Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission for Bend and an advisor to High Desert Chamber Music. Mrs. Ruder spent her time in property management and buying, remodeling and selling homes. She enjoys community service, quilting, hiking and gardening.
The couple have lived in Central Oregon for five years.