Monday , March 11, 2013 - 10:07 AM
Phyllis Anderson Dolin of Uintah will celebrate her 90th birthday. Family and friends may attend an open house hosted in her honor by her children from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 15 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Uintah 1st Ward, 1775 E. 6700 South, Ogden (Uintah Valley).
Born in Uintah on March 4, 1923, to Norman and Gretta Kendell Anderson, she had three siblings and graduated from Weber High School in 1941.
During World War II, she worked at Hill Air Force Base. She moved to Los Angeles to attend art school, and also worked at a florist shop in Hollywood, Calif. Returning to Uintah, she served an LDS mission to Southern California and later worked for the LDS Genealogical Society, where she met Christian Dolin.
They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and later divorced. While married, she traveled aboard the Queen Elizabeth to see Germany, France and Switzerland. They had three children: Patrice Moore, Paul Dolin and Leslie Padgett. She has nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She graduated from Weber State College with a bachelor’s degree in education. She taught for 19 years at Club Heights Elementary School in South Ogden. After raising her children alone and retiring, she finally had more time to enjoy her interests: growing and arranging flowers, gardening, oil painting, bargain shopping and traveling to various states.
She has lived most of her life in Uintah and continues to live in the same home where she was born.