Blaine and Karen Smith
Monday , September 24, 2012 - 9:36 AM
Blaine and Karen Smith of South Ogden will be honored for their 50th wedding anniversary. Friends and family are welcome to attend an open house hosted by their children from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 29 at 2296 E. 6150 South, South Ogden. No gifts.
They were married in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logan Temple on Sept. 28, 1962.
He was born in Rexburg, Idaho, and lived in many places throughout the western United States before moving to Ogden with his family at the start of his sophomore year in high school.
She has been a lifelong resident of the Ogden area.
Both attended Ogden High School, where they met and began dating. Two years after graduation, they became engaged and married in the fall of 1962.
He attended Utah State University and Weber State University, where he received degrees in accounting and economics. He worked for many years in the computer department at First Security Bank. He then worked for the Utah State Auditor’s Office for four years and finished his career with the Utah State Tax Commission.
She started working for her parents after high school in the family-owned Snappy Service Café at 2660 Washington Blvd. She spent 45 years working there, with the last 30 years as the owner, chief cook and bottle washer. According to her, she enjoyed every minute of the time spent there.
Their children and spouses are Rian and Cindy Smith of South Weber, and Kyle Smith of South Ogden.
Like many grandparents, they have helped raise four granddaughters and one grandson.