Donald and Ruth Graves

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 11:50 AM


North Ogden couple celebrates 70 years

Donald and Ruth Graves will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 27. Their children will host an open house in their honor from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the North Ogden 11th Ward building, 2340 N. Fruitland Drive.

They were high school sweethearts while attending Weber High School. The were married on April 30, 1943, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple.

He served in the South Pacific during World War II. When he returned, he farmed in Wilson before moving to Montana, where he ran a cattle ranch. They returned to North Ogden and have lived there for more than 40 years.

They have raised a large family and served in many callings in their wards. They currently serve an LDS service mission at the Ogden Cannery. She was known as “Grama Graves” to many children, where she served as a volunteer at the North Ogden Elementary School for many years.

Their children and their spouses are Gary and Maurine Graves, Weston, Idaho; Leon and Susan Graves, Pleasant View; Alan and Ilene Graves, Centerville; Mark and Karla Graves, Minot, N.D.; Roger and Suzie Graves, West Haven; Brad and Denise Graves, Taylor; Karen and Brian Marsh, Ogden; Laurie and Tom Nelson, Roundup, Mont.; Debbie and David Chadwick, North Ogden; Jan and Kent Schmidt, Pleasant View; Robin and Daren Rawson, North Ogden; and Shelli and Bob Cannon, Marlton, N.J. They have 52 grandchildren, 104 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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