Robert and Kathryn Bush

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 2:47 PM


Robert L. and Kathryn D. Bush of Ogden will be honored for their 50th wedding anniversary. Family and friends may attend a celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the Ogden Golf & Country Club, 4197 Washington Blvd.

They were married on Aug. 23, 1962, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Manti Temple.

He was born in Brigham City and raised in Ogden. His family moved to California, and he graduated from Santa Ana High School. He attended Brigham Young University before serving an LDS mission to the Netherlands. He returned to BYU, where he met and married Kathryn Despain. He graduated from Weber State University, later spending 25 years working for various financial institutions.

She was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Provo, graduating from Provo High School before attending BYU.

Both have served in many positions in the LDS Church — she mainly in the Primary and Relief Society, and he as stake mission president, stake Young Men’s presidency, ward Young Men’s president and ward bishopric. They served on Temple Square as part-time guest service missionaries; in the Kenya Nairobi LDS Mission, administering the Perpetual Education Fund; and recently in the Belgium/Netherlands LDS Mission, where they presided over a young adult center in Deventer, Netherlands.

They opened a bicycle shop in 1980 in Kaysville called The Bike Rack. He also continued working in banking through 1990, and she graduated from WSU as a registered nurse. She worked part time for IHC for the next 10 years. They retired in 2005 and sold their business.

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