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Anniversary – Van and Claudia Nelson


Happy 50th Anniversary: Van and Claudia Nelson

Van T. and Claudia R. Nelson of Morgan, Utah, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 26, 2018, at Maddox Restaurant.  They were sealed for time and eternity on Jan. 26, 1968, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Van graduated from Ogden High School.  He served a two-year mission for the LDS Church in England.  Upon returning, he met and married his beautiful bride, Claudia Richins.  After graduating from Weber State, he was called to serve his country.  He left his pregnant wife and 1-year-old son to serve in the Army as an administrative specialist and medic in Vietnam.  He has served in many positions in the LDS Church.  Together, he and Claudia served missions in England and later in Ohio.

Claudia graduated from Morgan High School and studied at Stevens Henager College.  She has served in many church positions, including the Primary for almost 40 years.  She is an accomplished piano player and has a beautiful singing voice.

The greatest joys in their lives are their family.  Van and Claudia have three children: Brett (Kara), Brandon (Karen) and Natalie.  They have been blessed with 10 grandchildren, three granddaughter-in-laws and two great grandsons.

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