Monday , December 03, 2012 - 9:27 AM
Duane Reed Belliston of North Ogden celebrated his 90th birthday with a family dinner at Maddox Ranch House Restaurant on Saturday, Dec. 1.
He was born Dec. 4, 1922, in Nephi to Alva R. Belliston and Harriet Broadhead Belliston. He has five siblings: Dee Belliston (deceased), Kent Belliston (deceased), Jo and Norma Belliston, Ruth and Bill Howard, and Marva and Jay Olson.After graduating, he attended Utah State University. He joined the Navy and served during World War II. His aircraft carrier captured a German sub, the only one captured since the 1800s.
He married Lucile Christiansen in 1944; she died in July 2002.
Their children and spouses are Layne and Tom Livingston, Dale and Nancy Belliston, Kaye Nye, Craig and Jennifer Belliston, and Carol and Paul Jex.
He and Sharron Wright Hill were later married, she having five children also. Between them, they have 33 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.
He worked for Continental Bakery for nine years, owned a Dairy Queen in St. George and Ogden, and is the founder of Town & Country Snak Vans Inc. in Ogden.
An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his callings have included Young Men’s president, ward clerk for 26 years, and a mission with his late wife Lucile in the Ogden Temple for nearly four years.
He has enjoyed playing basketball, piloting his airplane, fishing, and playing Pinochle and card games with his friends and family.