Paul and Olive Beihl celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 25, 2018, with a whole-family retreat, including five grandchildren, at a resort in California.
Olive S. Barranoik was born in Boyle, Alberta, Canada. She attended Canadian Union College and obtained her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Loma Linda University in 1957.
Olive met Paul A. Beihl at a wedding in Lafayette, Ind., that same year. Paul picked up Olive at the airport, and it was love at first sight. He was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and was attending Purdue University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering the following year.
They married on Sept. 25, 1958, at the Chapel of the Roses in Pasadena, Calif. Olive worked at White Memorial Hospital, and Paul secured employment as an engineer. They made their first home in La Habra and soon their family was complete with sons Gary in 1959 and Ken in 1961.
Olive's prayers were answered when God sent a colporteur to their home. After studying they were baptized and joined the Fullerton Adventist Church in 1962. They felt the desire to live in the country and prayed for God to lead them. The Lord opened up a path to Arlington, Wash. In the years that followed they started their own company and asked God to be its CEO. Every day they thank Him for the blessings He's bestowed upon them throughout their lives.
The Beihls are loving and generous to everyone they know. They have faithfully served their church in many leadership roles, on mission trips and behind the scenes.