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Still young at heart: Merl Aydelott celebrates 97 years

 

Doug Radunich

Merl Aydelott celebrates his 97th birthday at a party held at Rick Martin Memorial Park in Riverside June 22.

With plenty of life stories to tell family and friends, Merl Aydelott recently celebrated his 97th birthday Saturday at Rick Martin Memorial Park in Riverside.

Aydelott was surrounded by many friends and family members who helped celebrate with an outdoor barbecue at the family-oriented park. He spoke about various jobs he worked, which included driving a fuel truck and a gas truck in the 1930s, and how he became a college grad nearly 70 years ago.

“I graduated from college in 1945 and moved back to help on the ranch,” Aydelott said. “I once worked for the University of Wyoming in Lar...



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