Monday , August 27, 2012 - 11:10 AM
Ralph and Alice Berrett Rowley of Taylor recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
They were honored with a family dinner at the Maddox Restaurant and are planning a family trip to St. George, Tuacahn and Zions National Park.
They were married on June 8, 1962, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple.
They met at Weber High School, where both played the clarinet and were avidly involved in many music activities. Their common musical interests in school and in the community brought them close together.
She attended Weber State University and received an associate degree in secretarial training.
He attended WSU and Utah State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in German with minors in music and English. He later obtained a master’s degree through study in Munich, Germany, and at the University of Utah.
After marriage, she worked as a secretary until she became a stay-at-home mom. She has enjoyed sewing and making scrapbooks for her family. He taught at Wahlquist Junior High School for a few years and the rest of his career was spent at Weber High School, teaching German and music appreciation. He retired after 45 years. From 1972 to the present, he has organized and escorted foreign travel tours.
They spend time traveling and attending grandchildren’s activities, and they enjoy their church callings — she as organist and he as a stake clerk.
Their children and spouses are RaKelle Myers, Blair Rowley, LaDawn and Sam Peterson, Tony and Kelly Wyatt, and Chauntel and Tek Hipwell. They have five granddaughters and four grandsons.
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