Cayley and Beth Nelson of South Ogden celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at a Maori Hangi (feast) and cultural show at their home on Sept. 15.
After returning from their missions, they were married Sept. 14, 1962, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logan Temple.
He was born in San Diego to Roy R. and Mildred "Dollie" Jensen Nelson. After his father's death, he was raised by Herbert E. Hoepfer. He attended Weber State University and served a mission to New Zealand.
He worked for several companies. In 1983, he organized Western Glass, a commercial contract glazing company. One of the company's many projects included the caldron for the 2002 Winter Olympics.
He has served in many church callings. His favorites have been in the Young Men's organization and missionary work. He now serves on the executive committee of the New Zealand Missionary Society.
She was born to Lawrence "Bud" and Lucille Woodfield Carver and raised in Plain City.
She graduated from Stevens Henager Business College and served missions in Tennessee and Louisiana. She has served in the church, is a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and has served on county, company and camp levels. She has been involved with Primary Children's Hospital Festival of Trees since 1987 and is a member of the alumni board.
Their children and spouses are C. Troy Nelson, Julie and Clyde Wilson, and Megan and Tom Evans. They have five grandchildren.
They enjoy traveling, golfing and fishing. They say that they consider family and friends their greatest blessings.