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After 66 years, couple still ‘in love’ – despite different views of flying


March 7, 2017

THE MOORES, Gerri and Arlen, sit in their dining room after celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary.

Ruby Geralinde “Gerri” (Beaver) Moore, 81, and Arlen Moore, 86, of Sweet Home celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary Feb. 16.

The two met in an Oregon logging camp run by Gerri’s father. Arlen worked there with his brother, and Gerri’s mother took care of laundry for the workers, although the way Gerri recalls it, “I did it all.”

They dated for a year and a half prior to getting married.

It was “the biggest lumber mill in the world,” said Arlen, who was a choker setter. He believes it was in Chemault area.

When Gerri’s parents closed the mill, her family returned t...

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