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Birthdays | Preston Citizen


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November 11, 2014 

I came into this world, at Weston, weighing 12+ pounds, almost ending my beginning and causing my Mother much anguish. God bless her.

I am the youngest of five children born to Lew and Nora Olsen. Each one of us weighed a pound more than the last at birth.

Dad, trying to ease her pain, told her, “Nora, dear. That boy has got to be the caboose or only God knows what you’ll turn loose.”

My birthday, way back then, was called Armistice Day, honoring the end of WWI. From the end of WWII, I emerged as a trained pilot, and thankful, with you, that now my birthday honors all Veterans and even me, too.




Nathan R. Hale, Jr. celebrated his 80th birthday with family July 24, at a three-day gathering at Whiskey Creek Ranch in Lago, Id.

Nathan was born Nov. 7, 1934, at Grace, Idaho, in the Utah Power & Light camp to Eva Jensen Hale and Nathan R. Hale, Sr. The youngest of three older sisters, Raedene (Lee) Lloyd, Bobbie (Bud) Harris and Elaine (Ralph) Tucker.

Nathan’s boyhood life was a life of adventure any boy would envy – carrying on a family tradition of hunting, fishing, camping and outdoor living. He attended Telluride school close to the UP&L camp until sixth grade, then finished grade school and high school at Grace, Idaho. He was an active participant in all sports; where his high school sweetheart, Sydney Clegg, cheered him on. After graduation from high school in 1953 he attended ISU for one year before joining the Marine Corp to serve in the Korean War.

He married Sydney Clegg, Oct. 21, 1955, and they are now parents of four married children, Heidi (Mike) Brown, Kaysville, Utah; Robyn (Jeffrey) Garrigues, Lake Stevens, Wash.; Nathan S. (Stacy) Hale, Mt. Pleasant, S. Carolina; Jonathan (Melanie) Hale, Herriman, Utah. They are the grandparents of 14 children and ten great-grandchildren.

Nathan’s career with the Utah Power & Light Co. as an electronic communication technician specialist brought him to Preston in 1961. He and Sydney have lived here since that time and have felt blessed to have raised their children among so many good people.

His life, as his family can attest to, has been a life of passionate service to his country, his family and his church, having served with his wife Sydney three LDS missions: Leeds England mission, Nairobi Kenya Africa mission and Logan Utah LDS Employment mission. And served 50 years with the Boy Scouts of America Org. He is now serving as Chairman of the Board in the restoration of the Oneida Stake Academy. This is why we as family and friends feel honored to recognize his life-long accomplishments and want to wish him a well deserved Happy 80th Birthday.


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One Response to Birthdays

  1. Pam & Lyle Rich on September 12, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Mardene, we wish you the happiest of birthdays. May you be remembered and your life celebrated by many friends and relatives. Wow! 90 years.

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