Paul D. Thurgood of Hooper celebrated his 80th birthday at an open house in Hooper on Dec. 29.
He was born Dec. 26, 1932, to Don and Lula Thurgood. He married his high school sweetheart Mary Thurgood in 1952. Later in life, he married Joanne Garner.
He is a graduate of Davis High School. He enjoyed horses, boating, fishing and being with family and friends.
He served as a seventy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed working in the temple.
He worked and retired from the Southern Pacific Railroad. He was also a carpenter and carpet layer for many years.
Their children and spouses are Janet Price, Jean and Stephan Dixon, Joan and Kelly Wangsgard, and Jill Ross. He has 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren with one more on the way.