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Oviatts Note 60th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. James L. Oviatt, Payson, were honored on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary. anniversary. Their children feted them at a family dinner held Saturday in the Payson 12th Ward. The couple were married April 5, 1917, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Mrs. Ruth Hansen Oviatt was born in Manti on Feb. 14, 1893, a daughter of Joseph and Myra Funk Hansen. She lived there until 1900 when the family moved to Ferron, Emery County. She attended school in .Manti, in Ferron, and at ithe Emergy Stake Academy in Castle Dale, where she met her husband. husband. Mr. Oviatt was born in Huntington, Emery County, on Jan. 4,1889, a son of Henry H. and Anna Catherine Madsen Oviatt. He grew up in Cleveland, Emery County, attending schools there at the Emergy Stake Academy. He filled an LDS mission in the Tohgah Islands from 1913 to 1917. After they were married married the Oviatts settled in Emery County where farming was their occupation. occupation. They later moved to Hiawatha, Carbon County, where Mr. Oviatt was employed in the coal industry for 22 years. In 1934 they moved to a farm in Price and Mr. Oviatt farmed and continued to work in the coal mine. In 1958 they moved to Salt Lake City. The couple have both been active in the LDS Church. Mr. Oviatt filled a second full-time mission mission in 1953-55 in the Southwest Indian Mission in New Mexico. He served as a counselor in several bishoprics, as ward clerk, and in other stake positions, including many years on the High Council. Mrs. Oviatt has served as organist in various wards, holding her first position when she was 13 years of age. Her father was active in music circles circles in 'the community and church, and she was his accompanist in many ward choirs and in a dance orchestra, She has served in the stake MIA and in Relief Society presidencies. During their 17 years in Salt Lake City the couple were regular temple workers. The Oviatts are the parents of seven children: Theron Oviatt, Brigham City; Mrs. Garth (Theressa) Frandsen and Mrs. Jack (Lucile) Judi, both of Price; Mrs. Kenneth (Myra) Ricks, Hunter; Joseph LaDal Oviatt, Ogden; Gerald Oviatt, Dragerton; and Mrs. Kenneth (Kathryn) Pierce, Payson. They have 28 grandchildren and 31 great- grandchildren. Special MRS. AND MRS. JAMES L. OVIATT PIANO TEACHERS Robert Pace, Muiicianthip Pedagogy UVIl | Thursday, April 7 9:30 i Other fabric & trims Special Have excellent

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  1. The Daily Herald,
  2. 05 Apr 1977, Tue,
  3. Page 13

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