Monday , October 29, 2012 - 9:06 AM
Adam John Welker of Layton celebrated his 90th birthday with a family party at the Maddox Ranch House Restaurant on Oct. 20.
The third of five children, he was born Oct. 25, 1922, in Ogden to Lubin A. and Laura B. Welker. He grew up in the Ogden area, attending Ogden schools and graduating from Ogden High School in 1940. He served in the Army for three years during World War ll, stationed in England.
He married Vonda Mae “Bonnie” Walker in Ogden on May 29, 1952. Their vows were later solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ogden Temple.
He attended Weber State College and graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in math and accounting. He also pursued a master’s degree at Denver University. He spent his career working at the Utah General Depot and Hill Air Force Base as a systems analyst, retiring in 1964.
He built his own home, boat and camper. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. The family enjoyed many camping and road trips together. He now enjoys reading and spending time with his wife and family.
He and his wife served missions together in New York, N.Y.; and San Jose, Calif.
Their three children and spouses are Steven and Lynnette Welker of Layton, David and Kelly Welker of Layton, and Paul and Deborah Lambert of Woodinville, Wash. He has 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.