50 years on the job: 'I'm not ready to retire'

50 years on the job: 'I'm not ready to retire' »Play Video
Karol Orth

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Karol Orth's fingers tap away at the keys on her computer at Umpqua Dairy.

"I do this on a daily basis," said Orth, who marked 50 years with the dairy on Monday. "I'm just keying in quantities. The guys pull these orders and load them on the trucks."

This is how Orth, who started at Umpqua in 1964, spends her days now.

"I create new accounts, do pricing, try to stay out of trouble along with a number of other things," she said. "It's been a good 50-year run, and I'm not ready to retire, so I guess I'll just continue on."

The dairy's business isn't the same as it was a half century ago.

Almost everything has totally changed here from when I came to work," the said. "The farmers brought in cream and everything was pretty much home delivery. Now it's all turned around. Everything is wholesale."

"Probably nothing," she said. "Appearing on television?"