Slaven’s 40th anniversary

Ronald Dean and Nikki Lee Pettigrew Slaven, of Arkansas City, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on April 27. The couple married on April 27, 1979 in the Provo, Utah, Temple.

Their children are Ronnie and wife, Heather Slaven, of Chesapeake, Va., James and wife, Stephanie Slaven, of Juries, Belgium, April Slaven, of Copperas Cove, Texas, soon to be married to Shaun Killman, on June 15, and Jonathan and wife, Jenna Slaven, of Wamego.

They have 10 grandchildren: Leo, Mina, Arie, Nella, Emma, Calvin, Miriam, Eliza, Hyrum and Hallie.

Ronald and Nikki plan to celebrate with each of their children and their family members separately, as they all live far away. They visited James and his family in Belgium in April and spent three days in Switzerland while in Europe. They celebrated with April in her home in Texas in May and hope to celebration with their other two children and their families later on.

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