Wayne and Mary Jo Smith will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Their family will honor them with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 13 at their home in Layton. Family and friends are welcome.
They were married on Oct. 12, 1962, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logan Temple.
He was raised in Clearfield and graduated from Davis High School. After graduation, he was hired by Hill Air Force Base as a computer programmer. He retired 37 years later. He has served in many positions in the LDS Church and is currently the second counselor in the Fairfield Branch presidency.
She was raised in Kaysville and graduated from Davis High School. She later attended Brigham Young University. She has worked several places, but always worked in the home. However, in the spring she could always be found helping customers at her family’s business Joe’s Greenhouse. She has served in many LDS ward and stake callings. She also keeps busy with the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
The couple met in history class in their sophomore year at Davis High School, when he raced another young man to carry her books. They have been together since. They have served in several LDS missions to Martin’s Cove, Wyo., Sixth Crossing, Wyo.; and Cove Fort. They are currently serving the members in the Layton Legacy Center.
Their children and spouses are Melynie and Glen Taylor, Rigby, Idaho; Guylen and Andrea Smith, Syracuse; Dallen and Dixie Smith, Highland; Mindy and Bruce Wilson, West Point; and Carlen and Lisa Smith, Layton. They have 24 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.