Robert C. and Sharon Van Dyke of Ogden will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering later this summer.
They were married on June 9, 1961, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple.
Born in Ogden to Robert E. and Louise C. Van Dyke, he graduated from Ogden High School, Weber College and the University of Utah. He received a master's degree from Smith College in Massachusetts. He was involved as an educator and administrator in many areas of education for the deaf in the United States, Canada and Mexico for more than 30 years. He also taught classes at Mac Gill University in Montreal, Canada; Columbia University; and the U of U. He has skied all his life and worked at Snow Basin as a ski patroller and was a professional ski instructor.
Born in Ogden to Alfred and Carrie Adams, she graduated from Ogden High School, Weber College and Brigham Young University. She taught school in Ogden and Salt Lake City for 30 years. She enjoyed traveling and living in other parts of the world. With her family, she has lived in New England, Montreal, New York City and Mexico City. She has also traveled to many other places in the world with her husband.
Together they have served as guest service missionaries at the Salt Lake Conference Center and ordinance workers at the Ogden LDS Temple.
Their children and spouses are Annette and Jeff Jones, Beaverton, Ore.; Mark and Michele Van Dyke, Kaysville; and Michael and Maryann Van Dyke, South Ogden. They have eight grandchildren.