Monday , October 15, 2012 - 10:19 AM
Joseph Morris Law of Sunset celebrated his 80th birthday at a family dinner on Oct. 13.
He was born Oct. 10, 1932, in Ogden to George C. and Annie Hansen Law. He graduated from Ogden High School, where he was in the ROTC. He then joined the Navy and served during the Korean conflict from 1951 to 1953. He gained many nicknames. He is often called “John” or “Long Arm of the Law.”
He married Beverly Bingham on April 10, 1954, in Plain City. They moved to Sunset and have lived there for 50 years.
He began his career with Union Pacific Railroad and retired from Amtrak as a ticket agent in Ogden and Salt Lake City.
A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he has served in many callings. Presently he works at the genealogy library in Ogden.
Some of his hobbies include creating his own bread and applesauce cake recipes, playing different types of guitars, fishing and rock hunting. He enjoyed a vacation with family to Hawaii in Oahu and Maui. He enjoys going to his grandchildrens’ concerts and athletic events, and helping others.
Their children and spouses are Michael and Debbie Law, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Dianna Elliott, Layton; Kathy Wilson (deceased); and Sandra and David Stone, West Haven. They have 13 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.