Frank Russell Corless of Roy will celebrate his 85th birthday with a special family dinner in his honor.
He was born on May 1, 1926, to Russell and Ottalee Corless. He grew up and attended schools in Randolph, graduating from North Rich High School in 1944. He then served in the U.S. Navy for two years at the end of World War II. After returning home from the war, he attended trade school in Kansas City, Kan., to become an auto mechanic. He moved to Salt Lake City during the 1950s. He was introduced to his wife Ilo Ann Rogers by his sister Elna Rae Johnson. They were married on Sept. 27, 1963. His children are Jeff and Jerri Corless, Tricia and Jeff Treseder, Tim and Kristi Corless, and Jared and Delia Corless. He also has 11 grandchildren.
He retired in 1988 after having worked at the same garage in Salt Lake City for more than 30 years. He then worked as a security guard at the Salt Lake International Airport. In 1992, he and his wife moved to Lewiston and then to Roy in 1999. While there, he returned to work one more time as a driver for The Ride in Weber County.
He is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Throughout the years, he has enjoyed many hobbies. One of his favorite was CB radios, where he was active with REACT, a radio club that helped with emergency communication. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.