Couple enjoys their quiet, country life
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Bob and Marilyn Roylance are pretty much newcomers to the Bear River Valley. After all, they only moved to Collinston from North Ogden in 1979. But for Marilyn it’s the perfect place to be. “If I had my choice, I wouldn’t live anywhere else,” she said.
That wasn’t always the case, however. The couple was content in their home in Weber County. They lived on a farm and helped run the Roylance Dairy, a solid family business in operation since 1914, started by Bob’s grandfather. Bob, his father and several brothers were involved in the trade.
The dairy ran the entire gamut from milking to marketing. Processed and put into glass bottles, the milk was then delivered to homes and businesses as far north as Brigham City. But though the business grew, they were surrounded by the city. In 1970, Bob’s father decided to purchase some ground in Box Elder County as a place to raise feed for his dairy cows and as a future side for the bovines when urban eventually encroached on their operation. He bought the 700-acre Glen Fryer Farm in Collinston.
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