Jim and Carol Jean Beesley were honored by their family at a special gathering to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
They met while singing in a cappella choir at Weber High School, where they sang first tenor. They were married in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logan Temple on Sept. 6, 1962.
He was born in Washington Terrace to Lewis and Eunice Beesley. He has been active in community affairs and served as a reserve police officer for the Ogden Police Department for many years. He worked for the Standard-Examiner, where he retired after 47 years. He is still an active justice court judge in Plain City.
She was born in Plain City to Rulon and Doris Chugg. She graduated in 1964 with the first four-year graduating class of Weber College. She enjoyed teaching for many years in Weber County. She also enjoyed the little ones she had in her home preschool.
They have lived in Plain City for 48 years. They are active members of their church and have served in many ward and stake positions throughout their lives. They recently completed five years as guest service missionaries at Temple Square.
In their spare time, they enjoy being with their children and following, watching activities, tending, and partying with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They enjoy traveling, especially sharing their 5th wheel with family and friends.
Their children and spouses are Tauna and George Ray, Dana and Steven Gibson, Kurk and Lorie Beesley, Jon and Shelly Beesley, and their foster daughter Myra Yellowhorse. They have 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.