Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 12:36 PM
Boyd and Marie Medell Wilcox of Roy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and an Antelope Island sunset cruise on the Great Salt Lake. They were married on June 28, 1963, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logan Temple.
Born in Heyburn, Idaho, to Odell and Dorothy Christensen Wilcox, he graduated from Davis High School and Weber College.
He served in the Western States LDS Mission and with the Air Force Reserve. Later he was a crew-chief of a medivac unit for the Army Reserve.
He worked in law enforcement for many years, including the Los Angeles Police Department and Roy. He is the author of “If The Truth Be Known,” and his latest book, soon to be published, “Manhunt for the Truth.” He served in many callings in the LDS Church — his favorite was a mission that he and Marie served with the LDS 12-Step Addiction Recovery Program, working with inmates in the Weber County Jail.
Born in Ogden to Donald and Dorothy Rock Medell, she graduated from Weber High School and Weber State University.
She taught baton twirling for many years and science at Roy High School for 19 years. Her favorite activity was having star-gazing parties. She currently teaches adult education.
While at Roy High School, she started a humanitarian project for orphans and schools in Ghana, Africa, and is now president of Operation Love in Action. She served in many callings for the LDS Church and currently is Young Women’s president.
Their children and spouses are Bryan and Darlene Wilcox, Bryce and Lori Jo Wilcox, Nancy and Kelly Taylor, and Roger and Jami Wilcox.
They have 16 grandchildren.
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