Linda and John (Jack) Muller celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 14.
Jack was born and raised in Philadelpha, Pa. Linda was from Denver, where they met. Linda was an RN at Presbyterian Hospital and Jack was a student chaplain.
Jack was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1969 in Casper, Wyo. He served churches there and in Cortez, Houston and Delta. He was the priest at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Delta from 1977 to 2008. Since retirement he has assisted a church in Grand Junction and at All Saints Anglican Church in Montrose.
Linda was an RN in Denver, Cortez, Houston and Delta. She worked at Delta County Memorial Hospital from 1980 to 2010, retiring as a critical care nurse.
The Mullers have four children -- John, who lives in Fayetteville, Ark., with his wife Treese; Sarah, who lives in Grand Junction with her spouse, Scott; Andrew who lives in Centennial with his wife Clara; and Joshua, who lives in Pueblo with his wife Renee. The four children have given the Mullers 18 grandchildren.
A family celebration was held in Cancun, Mexico, in June with the entire family present. They were honored at a reception at All Saints' Church, Montrose, and will spend the latter part of October on a river cruise in Europe.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.