Lois D. Anderson of Morgan will celebrate her 80th birthday with her family.
She was born on Dec. 5, 1932, in Ogden at Thomas D. Dee Memorial Hospital. Her parents were Forde Dickson and Elma B. Whitesides. She says she enjoyed a happy childhood with her brothers and sisters: JB Dickson, Paul Dickson, Stephen Dickson, David Dickson, Suzanne Garner and Jane Rasmussen.
She graduated from Morgan High School, where she fell in love with Frank M. Anderson. They were married 60 years ago on Dec. 10, 1952, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple. He then departed to serve in the Korean War.
She has enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother and friend, cooking, art, music and 4-H, where she learned to sew her own clothes and design dresses for her five daughters.
An active member of the LDS Church, she has served in the Richville, Milton and Peterson wards. She and her husband served in the Texas Houston South Mission from 1997 to 1999. She enjoyed the Sugarland area and its culture. They also served as temple workers in the Ogden Temple. She says that her faith has helped her endure many health issues she has had in her life.
Her children and their spouses are Jeanette and Ed (deceased) Van Beekum, Mary Lynn and Gene Done, John and Camille Anderson, Diana and Greg Noland, Laurie and Elmont Bingham, and Carolyn and Shawn Kendall. She also has 25 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren with three more on the way.