Horace E. "Ed" and Lois L. Crowell of West Haven will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the Maddox Lodge.
They were married July 9, 1952, in Ogden.
He was born on Jan. 1, 1932, in Stoneham, Mass., to Horace E. Crowell Sr. and Mabel Wahlen Crowell.
He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950 and served during the Korean conflict. While stationed at Hill Air Force Base, he met Lois on a blind date, and they were married six months later before he was sent to Japan. After he was honorably discharged, they settled in the Ogden area and raised their family. He worked in many positions at HAFB for 33 years, retiring in 1987 as foreman.
She was born on July 1, 1931, to Evert and Madge Limburg in Ogden. She was educated in Ogden schools, graduating from Ogden High School in 1949. She worked for the old Badger Lumber Co. after attending Utah State University. She was a bookkeeper at Weber Basin Water for 29 years, retiring in 1987.
For the past 25 years, they have spent the cold weather months in their winter home in Beaver Dam, Ariz., where they have met many lifelong friends. They enjoyed playing golf, camping, fishing, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Their two sons and spouses are Kip and LuAnn Crowell, and Scott and Ilene Crowell. They have seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren with one more on the way.