Fiftieth anniversary for Gateses
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.