Evelyn Louise Grossnickle Johnson of Ogden will celebrate her 90th birthday on March 8. Family and friends are welcome to attend an open house in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 9 at 918 E. 2850 North, North Ogden.
Born March 8, 1923, she is number 10 of 15 children, born to Estella Evelyn Hill and Edward Daniel Grossnickle in Ipswich, S.D. She also lived in Iowa and Minnesota before coming to Utah at age 20 and meeting her future husband the first day in Ogden on March 8, 1943. They were married in Delta on Oct. 9, 1943, solemnizing their vows in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ogden Temple in 2002.
They have two children: Alden Evan and Pamala Johnson, and Louise Mary Johnson and Floyd Gorley. They have 14 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
She worked tending children in her home while they were young. She then went to work at Hill Air Force Base until retiring in 1974.
Her hobbies were many. She enjoyed making quilts of her own designs.
She was active in the LDS Church as a temple worker, a librarian, Relief Society visiting teacher and Relief Society