LaGrand and Jean Evans of Layton will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family at a private party. They were married on March 5, 1953, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple.
Born in Layton on Sept. 18, 1926, to Glen Evans and Margaret Ellen Forbes, he grew up on the family farm. At age 18, he enlisted in the U.S. Maritime Services during World War II. He served in the Northern States LDS Mission. He drove semi-tractors, worked at the post office, and later began a career in the carpet business, working for Van Kampen's Furniture, Union Furniture and R.C. Willey from 1958 until retirement in 2004. Born in Farmington on Dec. 17, 1926, to Doan Clarence Sanders and Sarah Laurette Burton, she grew up on the family farm, enjoyed working at Lagoon, Walker Bank and Trust Co., and Beneficial Life Insurance. She attended Utah State University and Brigham Young University. She served in the Central States LDS Mission. She worked for the license plate renewal department at the Farmington Courthouse, Miller Floral and Davis County schools, working as an elementary school tutor, library assistant and a bus aide for special education children from 1975 until her retirement in 2003. Both attended schools in Davis County, graduating from Davis High School -- she in 1947. Both have been active members of the LDS Church and served in various ward and stake positions. One of his favorites was bishop of the Layton 7th Ward.
Their children and spouses are Janet and Kenneth Fredrickson, Douglas L. and Pamela Evans, Sandra Evans and Elaine Evans. They have eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.