Monday , July 08, 2013 - 9:39 AM
Lucien Joseph “L.J.” and/or “Bob” Berube of North Ogden will turn 90 and celebrate with a private family dinner at Jeremiah’s Restaurant on July 13.
Born on July 11, 1923, in Ashton, R.I., he lived on the East Coast and attended public and Catholic schools until he was 15. At a young age, he worked at a local shipping yard until World War II broke out. After basic training with the U.S. Navy, he was stationed at the Naval Supply Depot in Clearfield, where he became a cook and learned to prepare many meals. While stationed in Utah, he met Margery Owens. They were married on April 13, 1946; their vows were later solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logan Temple. Later he worked at the local ITT bakery and learned to bake from scratch. One of the first television/radio repairman in Northern Utah, he owned/operated LJ’s Radio and TV Service for more than 40 years. Many knew him as the man who could fix anything, or at least try. He worked for more than 30 years at Hill Air Force Base, retiring from the civil engineering division. A convert to the LDS faith, he was active in ward assignments and enjoyed singing in the choirs.
He enjoyed the outdoors with his family. He and Margery enjoyed traveling during winters in their van and trailer to Nevada, Arizona and California, where they made friends and spent time with family
His family includes twins Carl Berube and Carleen Richards, Donald Berube and S. Neal Berube. He has 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild with another great and great-great-grandchild due this year.