Bernard and lee Maye Voorhees

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 11:32 AM


Bernard “Bernie” and Lee Maye Paxton Voorhees of Roy celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Thursday, March 28.

They were married on Easter Sunday, March 28, 1948, in the Ogden Presbyterian Church. Dr. John Edward Carver officiated the ceremony.

He was born on May 7, 1928, to DeLisle and Ruth Voorhees in Denver. They moved to Utah in 1942. He graduated from Davis High School in 1946 and attended Weber State College. He worked for Pillsbury Mills for 40 years before retiring in 1985. He was worshipful master of George Washington Masonic Lodge in 1963, exalted ruler in the Roy Elks in 1983, and Utah state director for Good Sams in 2003. His hobby is traveling in his motor home and his woodworking shop.

She was born on Dec. 24, 1930, to Clarence and Irene Paxton in Ogden. They moved to Roy in 1943. She is a 1948 graduate of Weber High School. She enjoys sewing for McKay-Dee Hospital and pregnancy care center.

They are charter members of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Roy, where she was the organist for years.

Their children and their spouses are Bob and Rose Voorhees, Henderson, Nev.; Jim and Denys Voorhees, San Ramon, Calif.; Bev and Mike Black, Cleveland, Miss.; and Becky and Craig Howard, Layton. They have 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

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