Monday , July 30, 2012 - 9:47 AM
Norman William “Bill” and Marilyn Mobley of Clinton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a private dinner with friends and family.
They were married on July 27, 1962, in Washington Terrace.He was born and raised in Wellsville, Ohio, and joined the Air Force at age 17. His assignments included England Air Force Base, La., and Tachikawa, Japan. He also traveled to Korea, Guam, Taiwan and the Philippines. He was stationed at Hill Air Force Base, where he met Marilyn Hoffpauir. After their marriage, he made several rotations to Vietnam and Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Navy Base. The family later lived in Germany, Maine and Ohio. He retired from the military in 1975, and the family settled in Clinton. He attended Weber State University and later retired from civil service at HAFB. He also retired from K-Mart.
She was born in Beaver and raised in Washington Terrace. She was a military wife and a stay-at-home mom until the children were grown. She was an Avon representative and a member of the President’s Club for six years. She later worked at the HAFB Commissary; she retired in 2007.
He was baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1999. Their vows were solemnized in the Ogden LDS Temple in 2000. He has served many church callings, including high priests secretary. The couple enjoy towing their fifth wheel, and spending time camping and fishing in the mountains of Utah. He enjoys spending time helping the children with projects, and she enjoys crocheting intricate lace items. They especially enjoy spending time with their companions China and Sadie.
Their children and spouses are Tim and Barbara Moore, Toni Chessmore and Jodie M. Mobley (both deceased), Wendy Stark and Kenneth Mobley. They have 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
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