Ross S. and Judy Stokes DeVries of Marriott-Slaterville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Nauvoo, Ill., to see the Nauvoo Pageant. They were honored with a family dinner at Bella's Fresh Mexican Grill.
They were married Aug. 3, 1962, in Brigham City. Their vows were solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ogden Temple on Aug. 3, 1974.
Born to Sam and Fern DeVries, he was raised on their farm in Slaterville. He attended Weber County schools, graduating in 1957 and enlisted in the Army. He worked for Wadman Corp. for 43 years building schools, churches and buildings throughout the Pacific and mountain regions. He volunteered his skills as a builder and carpenter to the Boy Scouts of America, designing and building structures at Scout camps in Northern Utah and Idaho. He says his crowning achievement is the Lodge at Camp Loll, Idaho. He enjoys golf and watching his grandchildren's activities.
Born in Salt Lake City and raised in Brigham City, her parents are Asa and Rose Stokes. She graduated from Box Elder High School in 1959 and obtained a nursing degree from Weber State College in 1961. She worked at many health facilities and the Internal Revenue Service before joining her husband on a working trip in Montana. She recently served a worldwide support indexing LDS mission for two years. She enjoys family history, quilting and being with her grandchildren.
Their children and spouses are Derek and Jodie DeVries, Darren and Jenny DeVries, and Debbie and Mike Draper. They have 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.