Ogden couple celebrates
Joseph Percy Stott and LaDawn Riddle will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. Family and friends are welcome to attend an open house in their honor hosted by their children from 3 to 5 p.m. on May 18 at an LDS church, 3755 Porter Ave., Ogden.
They were married on May 13, 1943, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints St. George Temple.
He was born on Sept. 24, 1923, in Meadow. After graduating from high school, he attended college in Cedar City, where he met his wife. They were married just before he went to World War II with the Army.
He received a teaching degree and taught auto mechanics and driver's education at Ogden High School for 31 years.
They served in the Ogden LDS Temple as ordinance workers for 17 years.
She was born on March 9, 1925, in Cedar City and graduated from Cedar High School.
She worked as a bookkeeper for Thorley Motor when he was in the service. She was able to be a homemaker while her children were growing up. When her youngest two children went on a mission at the same time, she worked at The Fabric Shop to help support them. She was an avid seamstress and cake decorator.
Their children and their spouses are Launie and Lynn Severinsen, Sandy; Rorie and Racquelle Stott, South Weber; Michelle and John James, Salt Lake City; Twila and Dewey Hansen, Salt Lake City; Leisa and Mark Magee, Layton; and Martin and Dixie Stott, Clinton.
They have 25 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.