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Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill | February 28, 2019 | By Jessica Beck

Stan and Oleta’s Secret to Love

The Olsen’s
Established in 1951

“Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and where we can love.” ~Marvin J. Ashton

Stan hung out with Oleta’s brother and knew her family well; in fact their families knew one another. However it wasn’t until later when he officially met Oleta and in one word he describes that moment as, WOW!

Their first date was to a movie at the Fox Theatre in Richmond, California. As their relationship progressed Oleta was focused on school and Stan entered into the service within the branch of the Navy. Stan was on leave for a week and during that time he wanted to get married to her before, as he recalls, “Oleta started seeing other guys.” They were married in 1951 in Charleston, South Carolina on the Navy base.

It was clear that it was truly love at first sight. Stan was smitten over Oleta and it should be no surprise that he was the first to say I love you. However, they have remained committed to making each other’s lives better by spoiling one another every chance they get. They have raised two wonderful sons and have grown their family with love together.

Their secret to a lasting marriage is to always strive to get along with one another.