Velda Brown Robbins of Clinton celebrated her 80th birthday with her husband and family at a special dinner on Oct. 27.
She was born Oct. 30, 1932, in Chandler, Ariz., to Ralph E. Brown and Julia Sevey Brown. She married Darvel M. Robbins on Feb. 10, 1954, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple. She is the second child of six with one brother and four sisters.
She grew up in Arizona, and her family moved to Utah. She attended her senior year of high school in Provo. She continued her education at Brigham Young University, where she received an elementary education degree.
She enjoyed dancing, swimming, playing the trumpet and various other activities throughout her younger years. She is a member of the LDS Church and has served in many callings throughout her life. She taught kindergarten, and first and second grades for 28 years before retiring. She also taught school for three more years in California. She enjoys doing genealogy and keeps in close contact with her family.
Her children and their spouses are Kelly and Chris Robbins, Clinton; Steven and Connie Robbins, West Haven; Mark Robbins, West Haven; Sheila and Jeff Kirkham, Plain City; and Tom and Heather Robbins, Layton. She has 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.