Monday , March 25, 2013 - 9:15 AM
Val Chase of North Ogden celebrated his 80th birthday with his wife Myrna Chase of 60 years, and their three sons and their wives.
He was born on March 9, 1933, in Ogden to Jess E. Chase and Arvilla Jones Chase.
He married his high school sweetheart, Myrna Sadler, while home on leave from the U.S. Navy on Dec. 28, 1952. Their vows were later solemnized on July 11, 1963, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logan Temple. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Mount Baker, stationed in Japan and Korea during the Korean War.
An active member of the LDS Church, he has served in many callings. One of his favorites was a mission in the LDS Addiction Recovery Program with his wife.
He retired from Bard Access Systems in 1998. He was also a barber for 20 years as an owner and operator of The Clip Shop in the Fred M. Nye building in downtown Ogden.
He is involved in the lives of his family and was a posse leader in the Pleasant View Ridge Riders Junior Posse program. He oftentimes can be seen riding his bike through the neighborhood, and enjoys golfing, walking, traveling and reading all kinds of books that are historical and uplifting. He also enjoys people, finding it easy to make friends, and helping them whenever he can.
His family says that he is a great husband and father. His children are Brad and Dianna Chase, Cory and Sharon Chase, and Barry and Wendy Chase. They have 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.