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January 20, 2013
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50th Anniversary: Workman, John and Colleen

Workmans mark golden anniversary

John A. and Colleen K. Workman celebrated their 50th anniversary with a family gathering and dinner at the Rodeo Steakhouse in Roseburg. The event was hosted by their children.

A native Oregonian from Roseburg, John joined the Army in 1960. He met Colleen LeHew on a blind date in Olympia, Wash., while he was stationed at Fort Lewis. The pair were married Dec. 24, 1962, in Roseburg before he was reassigned to Berlin, Germany. She remained in Olympia until he was discharged in 1963 and they moved to Douglas County.

During the early years of their marriage, Colleen worked as a restaurant cook and at Werner Works. Later, she became a stay-at-home mom and a volunteer in the community. She still volunteers at Redeemers Church and as a mediator with the Douglas County Court system.

John was employed by Douglas County Public Works until he retired near the end of 2005. The couple enjoyed spending time outdoors when they could; John especially liked camping and hunting.

Colleen and John had three children: Debbie Trent and her husband, Paul Jr., of Glide; Keven Workman of Roseburg; and the late Troy Workman. There are also four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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