Joe P. Musgrove of Clearfield will celebrate his 80th birthday. Friends and family may attend an open house in his honor hosted by his children from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at 1316 N. 1435 West, Clinton.
He was born to Robert and Irene Musgrove on Aug. 13, 1932, in Delight, Ark. He married Rosemary Fessler on Jan. 6, 1971, in Elko, Nev. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force with the 17th Bomb Wing and the 75th Air Depot Wing during the Korean War. He was stationed at Hill Air Force Base, where he worked as an aircraft mechanic. During that time, he attended Weber State College. After 36 years of service, he retired as an inventory management specialist.
He and Rosemary moved to St. George, where they lived for 21 years. In the fall of 2009, they moved to Clearfield to be closer to family. Each year, they head south to Yuma and Quartzite, Ariz., meeting up with their "dear friends." His favorite place in the world is Star Valley in Wyoming, where he and Rosemary spend the summer months enjoying the company of family and friends. His passion is traveling on dirt roads or taking different routes to see where they lead. He enjoys history and traveling to historical landmarks.
He has three children: Vicki J. and David Stevens, Debra K. Hartman and Rodney P. Musgrove. He has six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.