Lloyd and Karen Thorsted of Honeyville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family on April 26.
They were married on May 3, 1963, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Idaho Falls Temple.
Their six children and spouses are Michelle and Mike Beach, Dona and Tom Connor, Stephanie and Cavin Hill, Robert and Robyn Thorsted, Brandon Thorsted (deceased), and Troy and Shelly Thorsted. They also have 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He worked at Box Elder High School for 32 years until his retirement in November 1998. He taught many subjects, but enjoyed history, photography and driver's education. During these times, she kept busy raising their children and working on the side as a loan officer. As their children left home, they served three LDS missions -- one in Denver and two in Palmyra, N.Y.
Since returning from their missions, they have continued to serve in the Salt Lake Conference Center and the Ogden Temple. They currently serve in the new Brigham City Temple, and they say that they enjoy it very much.