Byline: The Register-Guard
Mel and Gail Franks of Eugene celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 1 with an open house.
The couple were married July 31, 1965, in Castro Valley, Calif. Their children are Dana Trischler and Debbie Bloom, both of Eugene. The couple have five grandchildren.
He worked as a general supervisor for General Motors automobile assembly plant in Fremont, Calif., and as a fire supression technician at Sanderson Safety. He formerly belonged to the Springfield Elks and Eugene Eagles and is past president of the Elmira High School Boosters. He is a senior member at River Ridge Golf Course.
She formerly worked as a special education assistant for Bethel School District and in the advertising department at West Lane News. She was secretary-treasurer of the Elmira High School Boosters and a dance team adviser at Elmira High School.