Oral Histories

Dale & Donna Oviatt

Donna: b. 1929 - Dale: b.1929

Donna & Dale Oviatt

Dale Henry & Donna Williams Oviatt


Interview by Detta Dahl


Q: What is your full name? 

Dale: Dale Henry Oviatt

Q: When were you born?

Dale: November 2, 1929.

Q: Donna, what is your full name and your maiden name?

Donna: Donna Oviatt; my maiden name was Williams.

Q: When were you born? 

Donna: December 25, 1929.

Q: Dale, where were you born? 

Dale: Elmo, Utah.

Q: What were your folks doing when you were born? 

Dale: They were farmers, ranchers.

Q: Did you go to school there? 

Dale: I went to about the sixth grade in Elmo, then we moved and I went to Sunnyside School and then finally in Dragerton; then 11th and 12th in Price; then Carbon College.

Q: When did you come to Moab, and why?

Dale: I came down in 1945 about. My brothers found a couple of Moab girls and they got married so I came down and shopped around.

Q: How did you meet Donna?

Dale: I went out to a party; it was after a dance and at a private home. Donna and one of her boy friends and another girl drove up in a pickup. I picked her up and hauled her into the dance and she made me dance with her and then I took her home.

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