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Basil Wayne and Shirley LaVerne Marshall Skousen:  Basil was born December 17, 1905 in Colonia Juarez, Mexico to James Niels and Emma Fredricka Mortensen Skousen.  Shirley was born March 20, 1914 in Flagstaff, Arizona to Charles Melvin and Bernice Irene Grosh Marshall.  They were married May 27, 1933 in Prescott, Arizona and sealed March, 27 1936 in the Mesa Temple.  They had eight children: Wendell, Paula, Sharon, Bonnie, Basil, Betty Lou, Murr and Christina.

They lived in Prescott, Chandler and Flagstaff, Arizona, Blythe, California and Nampa Idaho.  They moved to Highland in the early 1950’s (#28 on the 1958 Highland map) and stayed for several years-not much information is available about them-two of their children were born here in 1950 and 1952.  They moved to Chandler, Arizona where Wendell died January 5, 1992 at 86 and Shirley died March 18, 2007, just before her 93rd birthday.


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