Monday , April 29, 2013 - 9:03 AM
George Eugene Froerer of Ogden celebrated his 80th birthday at a surprise dinner with family and friends.
He was born April 27, 1933, to George Frederick Froerer and Lola May Farrell. He is the eldest of four children and the only boy. In his teen years, he contracted polio, leaving him with a disfigured spine, but it never stopped him from doing the things he wanted to do. He graduated from Ogden High School and attended Weber College for three years. He retired after 39 years at Hill Air Force Base.
He enjoys photography, increasing his computer skills and watching old movies on his large screen TV. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in the Great Lakes Mission and has held many positions, including Scoutmaster and receiving the Silver Beaver Award. He is a ward employment specialist.
He enjoys being with his family who live in Florida and California.
He married Marilyn Mower on April 10, 1959, in the LDS Church. They have three children: Pamela and Tony Hernandez, David Eugene and Chrissy Froerer, and Melinda and Michael Robbins. They also have five grandsons. His sisters are Vannette and Don Todd, Kathryn and Ken Petersen, and Judith and Dave Heilman.