After meeting and courting at BYU, they married in the Mesa, Arizona Temple, just three houses away from Jean’s home, on March 21, 1958. The parents of eight children, they now have 34 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many more are expected.
Both are well-known authors: Duane has written 56 books. Jean has penned 17 books and published more than 120 LDS temple cross-stitch patterns. Though semi-retired, they continue writing and still manage an active internet bookstore: LDSHorizonsPublishers.com
Bountiful residents for 50 years, they love the community and their many friends here.