Joyce and Darrell Graff

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 1:52 PM


Darrell Jay and Joyce Richens Graff of Ogden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a weeklong cruise to Alaska. Immediate family, children and their spouses, grandchildren, and many members of their extended family will join them.

They were married June 16, 1962, in Provo.

He taught zoology at Weber State University for 40 years.

She retired from Ogden schools, where she spent three years as a teacher’s aide and secretary at Ogden-Weber Education Center, and 24 years in the attendance and counseling center at Ben Lomond High School.

He was born in Cedar City, graduated from Dixie College and received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Utah State University. He received a doctorate degree in zoology from the University California Los Angeles and did post-doctoral work at Rice University before starting his professorship at Weber State College.

She was born in Hollywood, Calif., and grew up in Provo. She attended USU and Weber State College. They have lived in Santa Monica, Calif., Houston and Ogden.

They are enjoying their retirement. In the past decade, they have traveled to China, Holland, France, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Chile, Hawaii, Tahiti, Mexico, Alaska and the Caribbean. They exchange many visits with their four children: Mike and Tracy Graff, Austin, Texas; Darla and Richard Thompson, Los Alamos, N.M.; Janenne and Tom Russell, Sandpoint, Idaho; and Christina and Joe Charbonneau, Ogden. They have six grandchildren.

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