Jan (Wood) and Larry Sanderson, of Bend, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Todd Allen on Sept. 22 at the Bend Moose Lodge.
The couple were married Sept. 20, 1968 in Salem. They have a daughter, Angela (and Todd) Allen of Independence.
Mr. Sanderson enlisted in the Navy and served four years during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged and moved to Salem, where he met Jan. They were married the following fall. They moved to Bend in 1977. Mr. Sanderson worked for the Bend-La Pine School District and retired in 2003. He is an active member of the IOOF organization, the Bend Moose Lodge and the Bend VFW Post. Mrs. Sanderson worked for Central Oregon Community College and retired in 2005. She is a member of the Bend VFW Auxiliary and makes yarn hats and baby quilts for different public agencies.
Both are volunteers with the Deschutes Public Library and enjoy reading. During the winter they travel to Arizona, and spend time in the summer camping in Oregon as well as other states. They have been volunteer camp hosts for Oregon State Parks for the past 10 years.
They have lived in Bend for 41 years.