Elwood "H" Clark of Kaysville will celebrate his 80th birthday on Nov. 4. An open house will be held in his honor from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 6. Family and friends may call at his home.
He was born in Liberty on Nov. 4, 1930, the eighth child born to Walter "Ott" Andrew and Zenna Elizabeth Hill Clark.
At a young age, he enjoyed riding and training horses, and singing solos in groups that still exist. He still enjoys riding with family and friends, and sings in the ward choir and the Men of Song.
He attended Ogden schools and spent summers in Liberty working on the family farm and in Ogden during the winter months.
He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Northern States. He later graduated from Brigham Young University.
He married Joyce Hunter on June 24, 1954, in the Logan LDS Temple. They spent more than 66 years together, serving their family and church. She died on Jan. 11.
They served three missions together: in southern Portugal in the Cape Verde Islands, Martin's Cove, where he was the Pony Express rider and as ushers at the Conference Center.
He worked for the Bureau of Reclamation for 34 years as an economist. He and his wife lived in Brasilia, Brazil, for more than three years working for the Brazilian government.
His children are Anne C. Smith and fiancA(c) Darell Jensen, Daniel Elwood Clark, Leslie and Mike Warren, and Mary Ellen and Rick Chitwood.
He also has 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.