Douglas and Barbara Porter of Roy will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 2. A family dinner and program will be held in their honor.
They were married in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logan Temple on May 21, 1953.
He was born May 11, 1934, to Naomi Marie Gunderson and Glen Clayton Porter, in Preston, Idaho. She was born April 3, 1934, to Alice Aleta Garrison and Merrill Evan Baker.
He was called to serve in the Western States LDS Mission in June 1954, 13 months after they were married.
She retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 22 years as a rural carrier in Roy. He is a retired sales representative.
Both are active members of the LDS Church. He has served in various callings, including stake mission president, high council member and bishop of the Lakeview LDS Ward in Roy. She has been a gospel doctrine teacher and served in the Relief Society on ward and stake levels. They have served LDS missions together in Louisville, Ky.; and Utica, N.Y.
Their interests include theater and traveling, especially visiting their children in other states.
She enjoys knitting and has won several blue ribbons at the Utah State Fair. He collects coins and stamps, and enjoys working in the yard.
Their children and their spouses are Douglas and Ranae Porter, Montana; Patti Porter, Clearfield; David and Mary Porter, Arizona; Jeffery and Roxane Porter, North Ogden; Penny Porter, Clearfield; and Kellee and Darin Belnap, Ohio.
They have 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.