Ogden residents celebrate 70 years
Allen and Lois Burt celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
He was born in Brigham City to Cale and Hilda Burt. He graduated from Box Elder High School and served as a Marine in the South Pacific during World War II.
He met Lois Allred at the Berthana Roller Skating Rink in Ogden. They later dated and continued to correspond while he was stationed in Santa Ana, Calif., where they married on Aug. 15, 1943. Their vows were later solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Salt Lake Temple. Two days later, he was shipped overseas for two years. After the war, they settled in Ogden, where they began their family and served in many callings in the LDS Church.
He has worked as a salesman for Cream O' Weber Dairy, Pepsi Cola and J.G. Read & Bros. He is a 50-year member of the Desert Rats Club and has enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. During retirement, he also enjoyed giving rides to the local LDS missionaries.
She was born to Henry and Maude Allred, where Business Depot Ogden is located. Her alma mater is Ogden High School, and she has worked as a bookkeeper at Buehler-Bingham, Buehler-Dunn & Branz, and as a retail merchandiser for Hallmark Cards until age 82. Her hobbies include her sewing club for more than 60 years, sewing plastic canvas, quilting and tending her yard.
Their children and spouses are Steve and Julia Burt, Linda and Jeff Smith, and John Burt. They have 14 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.