Ron and Wilma Watts

Nov 25 2013 - 9:18am

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Ron and Wilma Watts
Ron and Wilma Watts

Ron and Wilma Watts will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at a family party.

They were married on Nov. 23, 1953, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple.

For the past 47 years, they have lived in the only home they have owned on Mutton Hollow Road in Kaysville. During their first 13 years of marriage, they moved 25 times.

He was born in Kanosh to Fred Orvil and Vie Carter Watts, graduating from South High School and the University of Utah. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and launch control officer (Atlas Missile) during the Cold and Vietnam wars. He retired from Hill Air Force Base. His interests are gardening, reading and model planes.

She was born in Salt Lake City to William John and Beatrice Wesson Astler, graduating from South High School and LDS Business College. She was a manager at Castleton's and The Bon Marche department stores. Her current interests are genealogy and crocheting.

They served two missions for the LDS Church. They enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.

Their children and spouses are Rochelle and Jack Brown, Stephen and Rachel Watts, Sherrie and Mark Brough, Karen and Chris Larsen, and Kathleen and Curtis Mondfrans. They have 20 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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