Merlin and Nelson
John Merlin and Frances Ruth Nelson were married on March 15, 1963 in Lynwood, Calif. Blessing the couple were there children: Debra Ann Rusovick (Kuhn), Roberta Jean Kuhn, James Steven Kuhn (deceased) and Brian Merlin Nelson They have 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Granddaughter, Brooke (Nelson) Weinland hosted a family barbecue for them at Brian Nelson’s home on Feb. 24 and made them a video of their lives, which she showed and then gave copies to the family. John is retired and is an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of VFW. Ruth works as a volunteer for the Mogollon Health Alliance and is the assistant manager of the Payson Hospital Gift Shop.