Pete and Mary Lou Oslund grew up in Sheridan, Wyoming and were married in a church camp chapel in Story, Wyoming on August 17, 1969. They had both just graduated from college and after their wedding they moved to Tucson, AZ for Pete’s job at ASARCO copper mine.
Pete was a mining engineer and worked for different mining companies. These jobs took them to 10 different locations including Alaska and China before they settled down in Teton Valley, the first place that they chose to live. Mary Lou was a professional photographer, artist and educator. She taught high school Technology Education / Photography for 22 years. They continue to share their talents working with non-profits in Teton Valley, enjoy the area for it’s beautiful scenery and what it has to offer recreationally; and spend time renovating their unique home and property.
They have lived in Idaho for 30 years; first in Soda Springs, then Pocatello and finally Teton Valley. They have lived here for the last 15 years, having worked on their home which is the former Richvale Community Hall / Mormon Church on Packsaddle Road near Tetonia. They have spent the last 25 years converting the building into a unique home.
Their children, Erika and Christian, gave them a 50th wedding anniversary party to celebrate this special life event at their home on August 17th, exactly 50 years to the day that they were married. They shared their life activities with guests through photos, old cameras, old tools, and garden flowers which represented their careers, travels, interests and hobbies. Bev Charette sang four songs for the couple and Rev Deb Adams gave a special blessing. Guests were invited to make a new friend with someone at the party and this exercise became a great experience by everyone.