Dave and Karen Toone of Ogden will be honored by their children for their 50th wedding anniversary. Family and friends may attend an open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 21 at the LDS Memorial Park Ward, 3755 S. Porter Ave., Ogden.
He grew up in Magna and graduated from Cyprus High School. She grew up in East Mill Creek and graduated from Olympus High School. Both attended the University of Utah. They met at the LDS Institute. Later they were married in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple on June 25, 1963. He graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1965.
He worked for Zions Research; she worked as a dental assistant for her father, Dr. Elbert O. Thompson, until her husband's graduation and the birth of their first child. Work at Utah Power & Light brought them to Ogden. He worked at Hill Air Force Base in aircraft engineering. He later advanced to an aerospace engineer for the Navy at Thiokol and Hercules. She raised their six children.
Their church callings include Scoutmaster, bishop's councilor, high councilor, bishop, Primary, Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association, Relief Society, compassionate service at McKay-Dee Hospital together and Ogden Temple workers. She received a Golden Gleaner Award and he the Silver Beaver Award.
They say they are grateful to celebrate this anniversary because 17 years ago, she received a new heart.
Their children and spouses are Jeff and Jennifer Toone, John and Missy Allred, Becky and Matt Nelson, Brad and Amy Toone, Nate and Shelly Wood, and Jason Toone. They have 23 grandchildren.