Brent "C" and Marilyn J. Hill of Layton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Family and friends may attend a casual meet and greet in their honor from 4 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Layton Hills Stake Center, 2300 University Park Blvd., Layton. (Take Davis Hospital exit, turn east over the overpass and turn north of University Park Boulevard.) No gifts.
They were married on Feb. 23, 1963, at the home of his aunt and uncle, Gertie and Dale Jensen, in Escondido, Calif. He was serving in the U.S. Navy in San Diego, and she was working for Western Union.
He was born at the old Dee Hospital in Ogden on Sept. 21, 1941, to Claude W. Hill and Dorothy McMillen Hill. She was born and raised in Salmon, Idaho, and met him through family connections. They moved back to Utah after his release from the Navy.
He spent 39 years working for Union Pacific Railroad before retiring on Aug. 1, 2003. She worked at the Internal Revenue Service and Hill Air Force Base.
They raised two children: daughter and son-in-law Shelley and Ray Worthen of Mountain Green, and son and daughter-in-law Brett and Teresa Hill of Oregon City, Ore. They have six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He is a fly fisherman and ties his own flies. She enjoys anything to do with history or learning and struggles with anything in the digital world. She's had to stop many of her hobbies because of health concerns. Both enjoy traveling.
They were sealed as a family in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ogden Temple for their 11th wedding anniversary in 1974.