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August 11, 2013 12:08 AM

Ralph and Barbara Olsen of Santa Barbara, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Ralph and the former Barbara Scott married August 15, 1953, in Midland, Michigan. They have two children, Karen and her husband Brian MacDonald of Montecito, and Eric Olsen of Santa Barbara. They have 5 grandchildren, Scott, Kristin and Katie MacDonald, and Andrew and Brett Olsen.

Ralph and Barbara met at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where they earned degrees in engineering and business administration, respectively. They eventually settled in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan where Ralph worked as an automotive engineer. Barbara?s varied jobs included teaching, editing at the Detroit Free Press, and public relations. In the early 1970?s she became a stockbroker. They relocated to Santa Barbara in 1979 where they continued their professional careers. Subsequently, Barbara went law school at the Santa Barbara College of Law, setting up her own office in the early 1990s.

Since retiring Barbara has been active with family, rescue dogs, bridge and the occasional legal arbitrations. Ralph volunteers at Lotusland where he is a docent. He is currently active with the SB Men?s Garden Club. Previously he was a long term volunteer at Sansum Clinic.

Congratulations Ralph and Barbara--?wishing you continued love, laughter and happily ever after! Much love from Karen and Eric


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