Edith Carver Schofield Fontenot of Syracuse celebrated her 80th birthday at a family party on Oct. 5.
She was born Oct. 2, 1932, in Atlanta to Bazie and Alene Stevens Carver. She married Rex J. Schofield on Dec. 14, 1950, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Idaho Falls Temple. He died after 13 years, leaving her a widow with four small children.
In July 1965, she married Willard "Bill" Fontenot and gained three more children. They were married for 38 years. He died in 2003.
Edith and Bill served an LDS mission to Fiji. They lived in South Weber, Roy and Uintah.
She retired from the Internal Revenue Service and spent many years wrapping meat for Bill's meat wrapping business.
She has been active in the LDS Church all her life, serving in many callings, including an ordinance worker in the Ogden Temple and helping at the Ogden Family History Center.
She enjoys knitting and crocheting. She has knitted more than 100 individual Christmas stockings for everyone in the family.
Her children and their spouses are Vicki and Nathan Frost, and Cary and Lari Schofield, all of Roy; Lynette and Mike Stephens, West Haven; and LaMont and Colleen Schofield, Richland, Wash. Her stepchildren are (Carla deceased) and Bob DiMarco, Larry Fontenot and Linda Johnson. She has many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.