Editor’s note: Everyone has a story to tell. The Leader wants to tell those stories through this monthly feature titled “Bios of Bear River.” Each month we will feature a Valley resident chosen randomly from our subscribers’ list. We hope you enjoy reading about your friends and neighbors – and be ready, yours might be the next number we call.
Dorothy “Dot” Bjorn is pretty content with what she calls her uneventful, but full life. She keeps herself busy attending family functions; she enjoys bi-weekly trips to the temple; she spends one day in seven volunteering at the Bear River Valley Hospital and she drops by the local senior center frequently for a bite of lunch, a taste of music and bolstering visits with longtime friends.
A lot of Dot’s satisfaction stems from living in a community she loves. “Tremonton is a great place,” she said. “There are good people in this valley.”
She should know. It has been her home nearly all her life. It’s where she was born way back in 1931. It’s where she thinned sugar beets and gathered eggs on the family farm in East Tremonton. It’s where she attended high school and cheered on her favorite team, the Bear River Bears. It’s where she got her first big job. And it’s the place she met her husband and raised a family.
And who was that husband? Duane “Sonny” Bjorn, also born and raised in Tremonton, was two years older than Dot, but “just an acquaintance,” all during high school, Dot said. She had her own group of friends and they spend most of their weekends cheering from the stands at football or basketball games, and then enjoying the dances afterward.
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