Clyde and Joy Johnson

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 11:09 AM


Clyde and Joy Johnson of West Haven will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 16. An open house will be held in the summer.

They met in Ogden when she was age 14, and he was 18. They were married March 16, 1963, in Ogden. Their vows were solemnized on June 19, 1964, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple.

Born on Sept. 27, 1943, in Tremonton, he was raised in Thatcher until the death of his mother. He attended high school in Malad, Idaho, and Salt Lake Trade Technical College, graduating with a degree in auto mechanics. He worked for ZCMI Auto Center, Jim Whetton Buick, Volvo G.M., International Armory, and owned Johnson Automotive Repair, retiring in 2005. He enjoys buying wrecked cars, and rebuilding/selling them, and helping his son at Old School Body Shop. Born and raised in Ogden on Oct. 21, 1947, she worked for Weber County School District and was named classified employee of the year in 1992. She retired in 2004 after 30 years. She enjoys taking care of her twin great-grandsons, going to SilverSneakers with her sister and being a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

Both enjoy taking care of their flower gardens and playing with their great-grandsons. Their church callings include a stake mission, high priests leadership, Scout leader, Primary teacher, Relief Society president/secretary, Young Women’s leader and Primary/nursery teacher.

Their sons and spouses are Nick Johnson, Cory and Kati Johnson, and Shane and Lori Johnson. They have five grandchildren (one deceased), five step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. A great-grandchild is on the way.

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