Saturday, July 4, 2020


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    Olsen’s Celebrate 50 Years

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    The children of Ron and Marilyn Olsen happily announce their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary.

    Ron and Marilyn Olsen on their wedding day in 1970
    Courtesy photo

    Ron and Marilyn were married on June 16, 1970 in the Salt Lake Temple. They moved to Moab as newlyweds, where Ron taught science to middle schoolers until the day he retired. Marilyn still hasn’t retired from being a mom. They have been blessed with six children, 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They served a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints mission together in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Now they spend their days with the grandchildren, fishing, serving others and tending their beautiful gardens. Due to current events there won’t be a public gathering, but great parents like them and a love like theirs deserves to be celebrated. Congratulations, Mom & Dad! We love you!

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