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We are proud to announce that as of October 1, 2015, Owen and Pat Gonder have been married 50 years. We wonder if Owen knew that in April of 1963, he was fishing for his future bride when he walked outside to get in the car. He didn’t even know that he had a date for a dance at the Quonset in Garrison. They were set-up on their first date. Ever since that first date though, Pat knew he was the one. On October 1, 1965, in Garrison, Utah they pledged to spend their lives together as husband and wife. They were sealed together in the Salt Lake City Temple by President Monson on April 28,1967. To celebrate 50 years, we’d like to invite everyone to come to a celebration in their honor on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Escalante Stake Center in Escalante, UT. Please come bearing memories to share so that we can create a video memory book.10-16 Gonder2-110-16 Gonder1