James Robert and Sandra Lee (Hayes) Oglesby celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 8. They were married in 1958 in Minden, Nevada.
Sandra moved to Roseburg in 1948; James became a resident of Roseburg in 1955. In February 1966, the couple bought a house in Green, where they still live today.
James served as a Marine in the Korean War. He retired three times from three separate companies. He was a millwright and supervisor for US Plywood/Champion International, from which he retired in 1992. He worked at Casey Industrial from ‘92 to ‘94. He retired for the last time from Seneca Jones Timber Company in 2003.
Sandra began working after the couple’s children were in school. Her career started at UARCO. She worked for several other businesses before beginning Keeping in Touch Services, a mail forwarding and answering service for full and part-time travelers, which she began from their home in March 1988. She retired in 2003.
Since retirement, the couple has enjoyed their life together with such hobbies as gardening, hunting and salmon fishing on the Coquille River.
James and Sandra have five children: Marcy Starr, who unexpectedly passed away in November 2017; Mike (Tina) Oglesby of Roseburg, Pam (Richard) Ruehle of Florence, Oregon; Peggy (Michael) Pender of Boise, Idaho; and Becky Kover (Jim Walker) of Carlsbad, New Mexico. They have nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The couple’s only request to celebrate their 60th anniversary was a gathering of their children and grandchildren. The family came together for a weekend of visiting, reminiscing, laughter and family photos.