Fiftieth anniversary for Gateses


by: Submitted Photo - Richard and Virginia Gates

   Former Madras residents Richard and Virginia Gates will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children from noon to 5 p.m., May 17, at the home of their daughter in Bend. Those who would like to attend may call (541) 390-0152 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for directions.
   The Gateses both grew up in Bend. Richard served in the Air Force, then joined the Oregon State Police. He retired from OSP in 1984 in Madras. Virginia is a homemaker and enjoys sewing and quilting. They now spend their summers in Medford and travel in their fifth-wheel the rest of the year.
   The couple have two children, Tim Gates of Medford, Tammy Clough of Bend, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.