Edwin Kent Baggs celebrated his 90th birthday with a family dinner hosted in his honor.
The second of three children, he was born in Ogden on June 20, 1921, to Edwin Swaby Baggs and Pearl Cross Baggs. He attended Ogden schools, graduating from Ogden High School. He also graduated from Weber College and Brigham Young University.
He married Josephine Isabelle Young on Dec. 16, 1949, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple. They were married for 58 years and had 10 children. She died Sept. 30, 2007. He has lived in Ogden his entire life, and currently resides at Gardens Assisted Living Center.
As a young man, he served a mission to the Hawaiian Islands, and was serving in Honolulu when Pearl Harbor was bombed. He and his wife served two missions to French Polynesia. He has a fondness for the Polynesian people. He learned to speak native Hawaiian, Tahitian and a little French. He still studies these languages.
He worked for his father's business, Wasatch Oil Co., as the credit manager until the company was sold. He then worked as the personnel manager at the Bank of Utah until he retired.
He has held many LDS Church positions, including ward clerk, stake clerk and stake missionary. He has been an active member his entire life.
His children and their spouses are Gaylene and David Vernieuw, Lanell and Max Rabner, Janalee Carroll, Jerelyn and Mitch Wilcox, Darcelle and Randy Housley, David and Vickie Baggs, Rogers Baggs (deceased), Darran and Gail Baggs, Cory and Julie Baggs, and Kevin and Ellen Baggs. He has 31 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.