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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Wardles to Celebrate 50th Wedding Date

Wardles To Celebrate 50th Wedding Date
Rigby, March 22   Mr. and Mrs. J Wilford Wardle will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on March 28 at their home 126 S. 1st West in Rigby.  Friends and relatives are invited to attend between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m.  They request no gifts.
The couple was married in the Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple April 8, 1914.  Mrs. Wardle is the former Melissa Shaw, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Osmond W. Shaw early pioneers of the Teton Basin Valley.  She was born Sept. 10, 1893.
Mr. Wardle is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Wardle and was born at South Jordan, Utah Nov. 2, 1891.
At the time f their marriage he was employed as a mail carrier hauling the mail from Victor to Jackson in  buggy.  He was later employed as a freighter in the same area using heavy wagons to haul freight.  He has also been a farmer, live-stock owner and operator and was known for his carpenter work.
Mrs. Wardle is well known for her handwork and for her drapery making.  They have both been active in church work.  She has taught Sunday School and Primary for many years and has served as secretary in several organizations.  Active in Daughters of Utah Pioneers whe has been the commander of the Dorian Camp in Rigby.
He has worked in the MIA in Sunday School and was once in the superintendency.
They have made their home at Victor and in this area.  They are parents of eight children, five of whom are living.  They include Mrs. Ellis (Audrey) Chase, Pocatello; Mrs. Jack (Lula) Beesley Rigby; James Wilford Jr., Logan, Utah; Mrs. James (Phyllis) Olson, Menan; and Mrs. Bill (Verna) Green, Salt Lake City, Utah.  They also have 21 grandchildren.

These are my grandparents.  I assume this is from the Rigby paper, but may be Idaho Falls.


  1. Reed Olsen: Ok, they spelled Olsen wrong and let me just say, Grandpa was a scary looking! We went over to the house for their 50 celebration and the adults sent the kids down to watch a movie in downtown Rigby. Which both kids and adults enjoyed.

  2. Sandra Olsen Johnson: They spelled Mom's name wrong too-it is Phyliss, one l and 2 s' just like Melissa. Mom told me once her Mother misspelled Phyliss on purpose so it matched her own name.