Kay and Connie Waite of Farr West will be honored by their family this week as they celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 24, 1947, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple.
Born in Hyde Park to George and Bertha Waite, he grew up in Smithfield, graduating from North Cache High School. He briefly attended Utah Agriculture College before he served four years in the Army Air Corps. Following his military service, he attended Brigham Young University, where he met his wife. Born in Los Angeles to Ted and Aurelia LeBaron, she graduated from Boulder High School in Boulder, Colo., and attended Brigham Young University.
Both were employed at Hill Air Force Base — he retiring after 29 years, and she after 21 years.
Active members of the LDS Church, they have served in many ward positions. They served a family history mission in Salt Lake City and were ordinance workers in the Ogden LDS Temple for 10 years. Proud of their pioneer ancestry, they have been active in the Sons and Daughters of Utah Pioneers. They enjoy traveling and have been on many tours and several cruises. They also enjoy camping and at one time belonged to four camping clubs.
Their daughters and spouses are Linda and Blair Nelson, Ruth and John Egbert, Julie and Willy Elliott, and Lani and Layne Cook.
They have 20 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, 14 step-great-grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren.