Tom and Jeri Crowder celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 27, 2012. The couple was married Oct. 27, 1962 in Reedsport.
The couple has two children, Father Thomas Crowder, of Newport News, Va., and Shelley Crowder of Austin, Texas.
Tom worked as a meat cutter for Safeway for 33 years and Jeri worked for International Paper Company for 22 years. They retired in 1999 and moved back to the coast near Lakeside where they lived most of their married life.