Duane and Nancy Burton of Syracuse celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a private family dinner and program. They were married May 31, 1963, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Idaho Falls Temple.
Born in Ogden on June 2, 1940, to Wayne and Ila Burton, he was raised on the family farm in Syracuse. She was born in Rigby, Idaho, on Dec. 27, 1942, to Robert and Betty Madsen.
After serving in the South Australia LDS Mission, he attended Brigham Young University and Weber State University, receiving a degree in higher education. He was a sixth-grade teacher for six years with the Davis School District. For more than 38 years, he was a top-selling associate for R.C. Willey at its Syracuse store.
She attended Ricks College and was an administrative assistant in her early professional career. A pianist and organist, she has played in church callings, at weddings and funerals. Her talent has been passed down to her posterity who enjoy music.
Their LDS callings have included bishop, stake high council, Relief Society, Primary and other callings. They were workers in the Ogden Temple.
He is an avid bird watcher and has an extensive journal of unusual and rare bird sightings. He also enjoys hunting and fishing. She enjoys gardening and baking. Her favorite pastime is being a homemaker.
They enjoy spending time at their cabin in Palisades, Idaho. Their seven children and spouses are Cindy Walker, Jackie and Bryce Southworth, Sue and Kevin Cook, Rob and Jennifer Burton, Shelly and Jon Beesley, Ann and Chris Stark, and Amanda and Tres Cosper. They have 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.