Tuesday , May 29, 2012 - 10:17 AM
Fern Olsen Clifford of Roy celebrated her 80th birthday with her immediate family at Jeremiah's Restaurant on May 25. Friends and family may attend an open house in her honor from 2 to 5 p.m. today, May 27, at The Clubhouse, 1821 W. 4000 South, Suite 600, Roy.
The seventh of eight children, she was born on May 28, 1932, in Hyrum to Lorenzo and Emma Shaw Olsen. She attended grade school and South Cache High School in Hyrum.
She married Marvin Clifford of Millville on April 2, 1948. They were married 62 years until his death on Nov. 19, 2010.
Their two children and spouses are Steven and Anne Clifford, Fort Valley, Va., and Susan and Jerry Kidman, Riverdale.
She worked in several public jobs for 20 years and retired from Defense Depot Ogden after 20 years of service.
Her hobbies include reading, fine needlework and growing flowers. She says that her greatest joy is her five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She volunteers her time at the Clubhouse for seniors in Roy.
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