Joseph and Jacquelyn Poetzl, of Coos Bay, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 13, at The Blue Heron Bistro.

The couple met in Centralia, Wash., when Jacquelyn was walking home from work and Joseph was kind enough to offer her a ride home. They spent a nice evening together and have been in love ever since. In 1964, they moved to Coos Bay, where Joseph worked for Weyerhaeuser for over 20 years while Jacquelyn spent the same amount of time working for Thomas Hillstrom. Both are now retired. Joseph enjoys attending church and bowling. Jacquelyn enjoys tending to her garden.

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Joseph and Jacquelyn have two children: daughter, Brenda Reed, and her husband, Robert; son, Richard Poetzl, and his wife, Candy. The couple has four grandchildren, Duane Reed, Chandel Reed, Hunter Reed, Austin Poetzl; and a great-grandchild, Chanstin Reed.

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