Larry and Kathy Davis of Ogden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children on Nov. 30.
They met at Utah State University. He had served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Northwestern States, and she was a freshman. They talked, but he didn't ask her name until a few weeks later. They eventually started dating. They were married in the Logan LDS Temple on Nov. 27, 1963.
He worked on a degree in horticulture. Later he changed his major to ceramics, as he discovered that he enjoyed making pots. He received a master's degree, and taught ceramics at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. They lived in Texas for 37 years.
Their children and spouses are Mark and Rebecca Davis, Jeff and Jeny Davis, Paul and Sarah Davis, and Rachel and Rusty Perry. They have 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
When their children were young, she enjoyed baking bread and cookies for them. She enjoys knitting and has made many baby sweaters. She says her greatest love is writing, especially family stories. She has decided to have books printed of these stories and give them to their children. She has given her children more than 50 books of Davis family history.
Active in the LDS Church, he served as a seminary teacher, elders quorum president, bishop, stake patriarch, and in the stake presidency. She served as president for both Relief Society and Young Women, and says her love is teaching.
He enjoys antiques and landscaping, and has created a Japanese garden in their backyard.