Jay Larry Carver of Washington, Utah, formerly of Farr West, celebrated his 80th birthday.
Born Sept. 19, 1932, in Eden to Curtis Boyd Carver and Wanda Elsie Stoker, he graduated from Weber High School and Weber College. He married Charlene Hazel "Chuck" Barrett on Oct. 10, 1952, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple.
He served in the U.S. Army in San Luis Obispo, Calif., before active duty in the Korean War and deployment to Italy. After an honorable discharge, he worked in the print shop at Defense Depot Ogden and Hill Air Force Base.
He was a member of the Wasatch Cutter Racing Association, Young Farmers, operated his farm with his family, and did horse shoeing for years. He enjoyed his horses and riding with his buddies in the Tetons and the Uintas. He and his wife are the founders of the Farr Westerners Junior Posse. They belonged to Le Danseurs, where they enjoyed ballroom dancing.
Health issues brought on an early retirement. He left the farm and moved to Winter Haven RV Resort in Washington, where he has enjoyed traveling, square dancing, riding his four-wheeler on many hikes, working in maintenance and remodeling, and spending time with his wife.
He has served in various callings in the LDS Church in North Ogden, Farr West and Washington.
His children and spouses are Ken and Sue Carver, Pauline and Delwyn Westergard, and Tom and Rosario Carver. He is the grandfather of 12 and has six great-grandchildren.