David and Carol Ann Rasmussen of Cedaredge are preparing to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 24, 1962, in their hometown of Missoula, Mont.
David's career as a mining engineer took them to a lot of interesting places — Butte, Mont., Santiago, Chile, the Laguna Indian Reservation in New Mexico, Helena, Mont., Golden, Colo., Albuquerque and Carlsbad, N.M., Vienna, Va., and Las Vegas, Nev. In 2004 they retired, making Cedaredge their home.
Since moving to the area they have become very active in the local arts community. David is serving his second year as president of Delta Fine Arts and is pursuing his love of writing historical fiction. He has published two books and is currently working on a trilogy. Carol Ann is also very active with Delta Fine Arts, and has chaired several of their very successful art shows. Her works in alcohol inks and pottery have won numerous awards in art shows throughout the area and can be found in local galleries.
The Rasmussen family includes five children — Gretchen, Thor, Tyre (deceased), Kyrstinn, and David (deceased); 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Gretchen Matsuda lives in Elizabeth with her husband Dale. They have two daughters, Mariko and Midori, and a son-in-law, Dave. Thor Rasmussen lives in Sandy, Utah, with his wife Karma and their three children, Hannah, Bron, and Dane. Kyrstinn Carlberg lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband Matthew. They have three daughters, Mareth, Samantha, Bailey Rybinski, son-in-law Tim, and grandson Timmy.
All the families reunited in late September in Sandy, Utah, to celebrate this wonderful occasion.blog comments powered by Disqus