Herbert and Wanda Peterson

Jun 25 2012 - 8:56am

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Herbert and Wanda Peterson
Herbert and Wanda Peterson

Hooper couple celebrates 70 years

Herbert J. and Wanda Simpson Peterson celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the Timbermine Restaurant & Steak House.

They were married on June 24, 1942, in Hooper. A year later, their vows were solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple. They met at the Hooper Friday night dances that were popular at that time.He was born in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High School. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was then employed at Hill Air Force Base for 33 years. He also worked as a TV repairman for many years. When he retired, he opened Herb's Sharp Shop, which he closed last fall after 33 years.

She was born in Hooper, the youngest of nine children, and graduated from Weber High School. She raised her children and later worked at Heritage Park Care Center, and as a cook at Roy and Hooper elementary schools.

Both have served in organizations of the church, including the Primary, Relief Society, Young Men, priesthood and as ward clerk. They especially enjoyed their calling as ordinance workers in the Ogden LDS Temple. They enjoy having their family visit them, especially on Sunday evenings for cheese sandwiches and hot chocolate.

Their children are Scott Peterson, Clinton; Tamra and Ray Schenk, Hooper; Ron and Shauna Peterson, Tooele; Lyle and LaRae Peterson, Roy; Jami and Bob Bradley, Rigby, Idaho; Jon and Bonnie Peterson, Hooper; and Jeff Peterson, Hooper. They have 30 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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