David and Joy Hawkins of Ogden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The event will be commemorated from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 22 at the LDS church located at 300 Iowa Ave. in Ogden.
They were married on Feb. 21, 1964, in Ogden; their vows were solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ogden Temple in 1977.
He was born Feb. 16, 1943, in Salt Lake City. He grew up in Mississippi and later returned to Utah where he met his wife of 50 years Joy Palmer. He served in the Air Force from 1963 to 1967. In 1971, he joined the Naval Reserve where he served until 1989. He worked for the railroad for 30 years. During that time, he was a carman and later became an engineer. He retired in 2002. He earned an associate degree in diesel mechanics from Weber State University. He enjoys reading, working on old cars and soaking in his hot tub.
She was born May 23, 1943 in Ogden. She is a 1961 Ogden High School graduate. She worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 30 years, working in various positions until she retired in 2001. She enjoys doing genealogy, reading, scrapbooking and playing with her grandchildren.
Their children and their spouses are Angie Hawkins and partner Cathy Pommier, Brigham City; Dawn and Randy Hays, Sinclair, Wyo.; April and Brian Nye, West Haven; Shelly Eddy, Ogden; Amber Perea, Ogden; and their pets Maggie and Jager, who still live at home. The couple would also like to recognize their son-in-law Rick Eddy, who died in 2012.
They have 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.