Arlee and Norm Steele

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 3:37 PM


Norm and Arlee Steele will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary with friends and family from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 at their home, 1614 Darling St. No gifts.

Both were born in Salt Lake City; he in 1919 and she in 1920. Married Oct. 15, 1937, they moved to Ogden after he returned from Asiatic Pacific duty during World War II.He enjoyed competing in many sports and coached sports teams. He played golf until age 92 and logged six holes in one. He introduced his wife to golf, and she made the Ben Lomond Women’s Golf Team, playing throughout Northern Utah. A volunteer at America First Credit Union for 55 years, he was elected president seven times and served on the board of directors for 52 years. He fathered the AFCU Community Assistance Program, a charity which helps the disadvantaged. He served on the corporate board of five companies, one is Ben Lomond Corp. He attended Western Electrical College, Woodbury College in Los Angeles and classes on the G.I. Bill at Weber State University. He became chief of Defense Printing Service and managed production of printing services for government operations and private corporations holding government contracts, retiring in 1975.

She has enjoyed her life’s work as a homemaker and mother, counted cross stitch, needlepoint, knitting and assisting her husband in his projects.

Their sons and spouses are Michael and Janet Steele, Tom and Jennifer Steele, and Brad and Julie Steele. They have eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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