Olson celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Leonard and Frances Olson of Sweet Home celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary during an open house reception Feb. 13 at the Sweet Home E.U.B. Church.

The event also included another milestone celebration: Leonard’s 90th birthday (on Valentine’s Day).

The Olsons married in Ellendale, N.D., on March 6, 1941 and have made their home in Sweet Home since 1946 after moving from Aberdeen, S.D. In 1954 they started Olson’s TV & Radio and operated it for many years until their retirement in 1985.

Their children are Leota De-Manette of Lake Oswego; Leon Olson and his wife Sandra of Sweet Home; Leonard Olson, Jr. and his wife Terrie of Springfield; and Pamela Hamer and her husband Steve of Apple Valley, Calif. They also have 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.