Friday, June 15, 2012

David and Ida's 60th Anniversary

         Mr. and Mrs. David Wheeler observing their 60th Wedding Anniversary December 2; have spent the greater part of their lives pioneering and establishing homes throughout Idaho.
     Of sturdy, thrifty parentage, Mrs. Wheeler was born near Bern, Switzerland, September 2, 1879, to Mr. and Mrs. Gottfreid Weierman, coming to America with her widowed mother and two brothers when eleven years of age.
     Mr. Wheeler was born January 14, 1875, in North Ogden, Utah, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Wheeler.
   The newlyweds of 60 years ago were married December 3, 1895, in the Logan LDS Temple.  They had been married but six weeks when Mr. Wheeler left on a mission for the LDS Church in the southern states for 30 months.  In 1905 the Wheeler family left Cache Valley and moved to Idaho, where their nine children were born.  They are Mrs. Gerald Christiansen (Florence), Moreland; Leon Wheeler, Downey, California; Roy, Moreland; Lorin, Las Vegas, Nevada; Edward, Pocatello, Idaho; Mrs. Lavon Chatterton (Elnora), Logan, Utah; Mrs. Alvin Madsen (Dora), Rupert; Mearl, Arco; and Bill, Idaho Falls.  There are 36 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren.
     The children and grandchildren presented Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler with an automatic washer for their anniversary gift.  Mr. Wheeler has been active in his church being a student of the scriptures and a good speaker.  His hobbies are fishing and reading.  He is skilled as a rock mason and also has done road construction and worked in the timber.
     Mrs. Wheeler, in addition to keeping a well ordered home, occupies her times with beautiful hand work.  Many crocheted pieces grace the homes of her children, grandchildren, and friends.  She loves flowers and her potted plants as well as the varieties grown outside are a delight to see.  She also has served her church in the Relief Society and other organizations, is an excellent cook and devoted wife and mother, loved and respected by the entire community.
     Ninety friends, relatives, and neighbors called and many cards of congratulations were received from out of state relatives and friends by Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler Saturday on their 60th wedding anniversary observance, December 3.
   The eldest son, Leon called Saturday from California to extend congratulations.  A daughter, Dora Madsen of Rupert, came with a beautiful three tiered wedding cake which she had made and decorated with yellow roses, hearts, and topped with a large bell circling the anniversary couple.  The eldest daughter, Florence Christiansen and her daughters, Lois Olsen, Ida Christiansen and Marva Layton served cake and punch during the afternoon.
    Among the out of town callers were son, Bill and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Powers, the Bruce and Farris Wheeler families, Idaho Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Russ Bellville and Alvin Arave, Shelley; Mr. and Mrs. Austin Wheeler, Mr and Mrs. Albert Anderson, Margaret Monson, Mr. and Mrs. Wes Lowe, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Lindsay, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kuntz, all of Blackfoot, Vernald and Donna Mix, daughter Patty and Alvin and Dora Madsen and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Madsen of Rupert.  Gladys and Alvin Beus and daughter Connie of Pocatello and Mrs. Arch Wheeler of MacKay.
   [Taken from the THE DAILY BULLETIN, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1955]

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