CarDell and Joan Mortensen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on February 3rd¢ They were married in the Morgan Stake Center by Raymond Larsen, and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. CarDell was raised in Bear River City, his parents are Benjamin P. and Karen Verlyn Mortensen. He retired after 36 years with the Internal Revenue Service. He is a long time member of the Morgan Lions Club and enjoys fishing. She was born and raised in Morgan to Velma V. Simmons and John E. Simmons. She enjoyed being a stay at home Mom, working part-time jobs at local businesses. She served as Deputy Treasurer of Morgan County also as Emergency Services Director and was elected to the Morgan County Council. She is presently a member of the Beta Literary Club. Both have enjoyed various ward and stake callings, and served as Guest Services Missionaries at Salt Lake Temple Square for 5-1/2 years. They are the proud parents of one son Casey (Nikki) Mortensen, Farmington, Melinda (Blake) Beesley, Riverton, Jileen Boydstun, Harrisville, Marci (Tim) Chapman, Fountain, CO. and Jennifer Mortensen, Morgan. They have eight grandsons, five granddaughters and one great-granddaughter. They enjoy spending time with their family, and will have a dinner at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn on February 11th to celebrate this anniversary.
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