Paul C. Nelson, a 1936 graduate of Hoover High School, and longtime Glendale resident Marian Deddo-Smith were married June 1 at the groom’s Glendale home.

Officiating at the ceremony was the Rev. Dr. Ronald Vandermey, pastor of the Bethany Bible Presbyterian Church of Glendale.

The best man was longtime friend Alan Landros, and the matron of honor was Carol Locke, a close friend of the bride.

Paul Nelson serves on the board of the India National Inland Mission, of which he was the treasurer for more than 40 years. He is also an elder-emeritus at the Bethany Bible Presbyterian Church.

Paul Nelson and his late wife, Pamela, first met Marian and her late husband, Frank Deddo, at Glendale Presbyterian church in 1952. Marian and Frank were active at Glendale Presbyterian where Marian continues to attend.

Paul and Frank were board members of the India Mission board of directors that they and others founded in 1964. The mission today has a Bible College with more than 500 students and an orphanage with 1,500 students, all centered in northern India.

Marian and Frank had two sons, Gary and Russell. After Frank’s death, she moved to Sonoma County where she married Ken Smith, who died in January 2006.

Paul and Pamela had one daughter, Sue, who married John Miller, and one son Joseph, who died in 2005. Joseph’s two sons live in Wisconsin. Paul also had a second marriage to Marilyn Moon Sullivan, who died in May 2008.

Paul and Marian plan to continue their life together in Glendale.

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