Oral Histories

Dale & Donna Oviatt

Donna: b. 1929 - Dale: b.1929

Donna & Dale Oviatt

Q: Any grandchildren?

Donna: Yes, I’ve got six grandchildren and seven great-grands. Just one little girl.

Q: Do any of them live in Moab?

Donna: No. they haven’t for years and years. They are in Utah except the one that lives in Colorado. One lives in Price and one lives in Huntington.

Q:Terry is your daughter?

Donna: Yes, Dale’s and mine. (Dale: they are all three my kids, but just one by marriage.)

Q: Did your kids go to school here?

Donna: Yes,

Q: What kind of house did you live in here, together?

Donna: Here in Moab, we had a house down where the Center Café is now. We sold it and they built a café on there. We wanted to move out so we weren’t all sandwiched in between all the motels and hotels and apartments. So we moved out here (on Kerby Lane).

Q: When did you move out here? And did you buy this?

Dale: It was a HUD home, actually. When they appraised it, it was for $50,000. When we were going to bid on it, Donna asked how much we should bid? I said if they appraised it for fifty thousand, if you want it, that’s what you better bid for it.

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