Ollie and Ann Nelson of Yakima, Washington will be celebrating their 70th anniversary at a small family gathering. They met on a group outing at George Williams College in 1948. They shared a tandem bicycle that afternoon and for many years to come. Martha Ann Wood and Oliver F. Nelson were married on June 11, 1949 in Fort Wayne Indiana at the Plymouth Congregational Church. They have lived in Yakima for the last 56 years. He worked for the Yakima Family YMCA. She was a bank teller and homemaker.

They are the parents of four children: Eric (Jean) Nelson of Wenatchee, Washington, Kristi (John) Heilman of Yakima, Washington, Karen (Carl) Marsh of Centralia, Washington and Kathleen (Steve) Williams of Spokane, Washington.

They have seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 2 more due this summer. Their marriage and faith has been an inspiration to many, but most of all to their children and grandchildren who love them so very much!