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Salem is home for Paul and Karen Hair.  Paul was born in Salem to Delamar B. and Zelma Johnson Hair on November 9, 1936.  Karen was born in Spanish Fork (625 North 100 West) to Joseph Ford and Lily May Stebbins Lucas on September 6, 1939.  When Paul was 7...

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March is a month to get to know Kenneth and Debbie Swenson.  They are both 62 years old.  Ken was born at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo.  His parents, John and JoEll, lived in Springville and that is where Ken grew up.  Debbie was born in Brigham City and grew...

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Our February Sweethearts are Erman and Maureen Stone.  Erman was born July 1941 in Mapleton at home on the kitchen table.  His parents were George and Marie Stone.  He had two sisters and one brother, and was second to the youngest of four.  Maureen was born on November 1942 in...
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This is a greatly expanded chronicle of a road trip I took several years ago in a disreputable-looking old Oldsmobile.  It is probably the lengthiest story I have published on Legacy Stories.  It was simply such a grand, adventurous, "fun" trip for me that I want to preserve it in...

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  To start 2016 off we’d like to spotlight Charley and Virginia Twitchell.  Charley was born April 30, 1927 in Delta, Utah to Joshua Lafayette and Annis Bea Snider Twitchell.  He is the fifth child of six children; two girls and four boys.  They were living in Torrey, Utah in 1934...

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Herman Hendrik Thiessens was born January 1, 1919 at 1051 Downington Avenue in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He was the second son born to Herman Thiessens and Henderika Folkers.  He was given an LDS Blessing May 2, 1920 by LeGrande Richards at Sugar House Ward, Granite Stake. Five years later,...

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Leola Rae Dalley Hatch just celebrated her 90th birthday with 93 people.  She was born October 3, 1925 in Minersville, Utah in her grandparent's home.  Her parents, Leland and Zola Dalley, lived in Summit which is north of Cedar City. She is the oldest of five childredn; she had three...

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"Meet you at the roller skating rink."  Arland LeRoy and Ilean Hazel did just that.  They met at the Roller Skating Rink at the Spanish Fork City Park. Arland was born on January 8, 1926 in the family home in Salem, located on the corner of 100 East and Hazel...

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Max and Mava Walters are our Senior Spotlight for July.  Mava was born in Salt Lake City on July 15, 1942, but her family moved to Salem when she was six months old, so she is an original "Salem" girl.  Her parents were Wilford and Virgie Hunt.  Max was born...

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A senior, small in stature with a big heart, is LaRae Ficklin.  She was born at home in February, 1930 in Leland, Utah (now part of Spanish Fork) to LeRoy and Twila Mae Allen Isaac.  She loved growing up in Leland.  She was 15 yeras old during WWII and she...

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Glen Scholl and Judith Anne Jones were married in the St. George Temple in 1965. They met while attending the College of Southern Utah.  After graduating from college, Judy began teaching school in Norwalk, while Glen attended college at California State, Fullerton.  He transferred to the University of Utah and...

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 Alan and Ellen Loveland live in Orem. They have been married 14 years. Alan is a retired building contractor, having had businesses in Alaska, Idaho and Utah. Ellen retired From UVU as a Professor in the School of Business teaching legal studies. She is also a lawyer on inactive status....

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LaVera James--what a special friend to have.  She was born on April 1942 to Ernest and Hazel Dansie Davis.  She was the second oldest in her family with an older sister, two younger sisters and two younger brothers.  She has lived in Salem all her life.  She lives next door...
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Being born the first son of the first son of John Vincent Zukowski, gave me that special privilege of being heir to the families throne... and prince Raymond knew he would be king someday, or at least he tried to make his younger brother know he was dealing with royalty....

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             Writing this story hopefully will help me to finally overcome the injury to my inner “creative child”.  Who would have thought that a casual comment could have caused so much pain!  This happened in 1958—my senior year at Sacred Heart Academy.  The teacher was Sister Mary Columba, a...

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The Legacy Untold Is Like A Book Unread By Tom Cormier and Dick Pellek   You and I will leave a legacy whether we want to, or not. Everyone who passed on has already left theirs. Some are rich in history and personal accomplishments; and others are obscure or even...

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Dolie, The Traveler Posted by Dick Pellek on Saturday, 02 June 2012 in Legacy Story   On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Dolie and Her Adventures   There is no getting around the fact that the pets in the life of...
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Ever since a child, I have had a phobia of snakes. I as a child would have nightmares that I was in a pit of snakes and they were crawling all over me biting me. The fear has stayed with me my entire life, though when I now encounter a...

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Rev. Henry Clay Dayhoff, Martha Ann Dayhoff, William Henry Dayhoff and Charles Spivey Dayhoff Their Story   Henry Clay Dayhoff was born to parents Joshua Owen Dayhoff and Catherine Beale( Poole) Dayhoff in 1844 in Boonsboro, Washington Co. Maryland. In the census of 1850 he was living with his parents...

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Rev. Isaac Chivington and Rebecca Starbuck Chivington Their Story         Isaac B. Chivington was born on August 18,1824 in Warren Co. Ohio to parents Isaac Chivington (1791-1826) and Jane (Runyon) Chivington (1792-1889). He grew up in Warren Co., Ohio living with parents and siblings.     On August 4,1846,...