S: The Story of Marvin and Lavon Johnson
BC: Happy 65th Anniversary! We Love You!! Your Family | Marvin & Lavon began dancing in 1946 and are still dancing today! | Created in 2012
FC: Love Begins in a Moment, Grows over Time, and Lasts for an Eternity
1: Once Upon a Time......
2: Lavon Spangler was born on January 27th, 1929. She was raised in the Star/Dorsey area with 7 brothers and sisters. She graduated O'Neill High School and went straight to teaching at a country school. | High school pic | Lavon Spangler
3: Marvin Johnson was born on April 29th 1928. He was raised in Walnut with 2 brothers and 1 sister. He graduated Verdigre high school and continued working on the family farm. | Marvin Johnson
4: We met at a dance -SURPRISE SURPRISE- at the Ash Grove School. They had dances there before Oak View and of course, Ash Grove Hall. The school was close to where the hall was built. Our first date was to a (you guess) in Creighton on his birthday, April 29th, 1946 with Howard and his date Patty Pischel. We started going steady July 4th 1946. He proposed late summer of 1946. I had been helping Delmar in the field a little. (It had to be a little, I did not do much outdoors). Marvin asked me if I would help him in the field "when we were married". Now how is that for a romantic proposal!! | In the words of Lavon:
5: Love & Dancing
6: They got married on June 4th, 1947 with a reception following the wedding at Lavon's home place. Their attendants were Marvin's brother Lysle Johnson and Lavon's friend Ardis Neuman.
8: They lived together on a farm west of Verdigre. Here they raised cattle, horses, chickens, hogs, corn and hay.
9: They also had 3 children together. Darvin Dawn Darla
10: Darvin | Dawn | Darla
11: The children soon had families of their own....
12: Darvin married Lynette Montgomery in 1971. They had 3 children together, Del, Devin and Desirae. | They divorced and Darvin married Carol Peters on January 8th, 1999.
13: Del married Kristi Kuhlman and they have 3 children, Justin, Morgan and Kylie. Devin married Jodie Simons and together they have 1 daughter, Jaylin. Desirae married Nathan Schwager and they have 2 boys, Mason and Braxton.
14: Dawn married Warren Montgomery on August 11th, 1972. Together they had 2 boys, Travis and Trent.
15: Travis married Lisa Steinkraus and they have 2 boys, Collin and Connor. Trent married Cindy Reinke and they have 2 children, Trever and Payton
16: Darla married Roger Hauf on May 23, 1981. They have two girls, Aimee and Ashley, and one boy Aaron.
17: Aimee has a daughter, Bree with Jeremiah Bartak.
18: If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first. ~Lois Wyse
19: All Because 2 People Fell in Love | 8 Grandchildren
20: If there is no greater thing in the world then being a Grandparent... | Then being a Great-Grandparent is out of this world. | Great Grandchildren | Lots of Great Grandbabies On The Way
22: Anniversary : A time to celebrate the beauty, gift, and the blessing of enduring love (and dancing). | 1962 | 1947 | 1972 | 1987
23: 2007 | 1993 | 2005 | 1997