Gerald Casebolt celebrated his 90th birthday on July 26, 2015, at the Better Living Center of the Roseburg (Ore.) Church. His siblings, children, a daughter from Australia, a grandchild, great-grandchildren and many friends from the church attended. Gerald has been a member of the Roseburg Church for 57 years. He took an active part in church activities and helped make the church's stained glass windows.
Gerald was born on July 22, 1925 in the Dalles, Ore. He is the second of six children. He graduated from Yakima Valley Academy in 1943, then attended Walla Walla College where he was a pre-med student, before heading to medical school in Loma Linda, Calif. He graduated in 1948.
He then married Anna Jean Jennings, a nursing student at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif. They had four children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Gerald was a general surgeon in Oregon for 25 years. He also served in the Army for two years and was the doctor on a Himalayan expedition in 1978.
He was a world traveler and has been on all seven continents. He was also a serious birder.
Anna Jean died in 2008. He married Shirley Lockard in 2009. Shirley and Gerald are living a "snowbirds" lifestyle.