Ray and Ruth Dipoma of Ogden will celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary at home with family.
They were married in Ogden on June 26, 1942. Their vows were later solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Logan Temple.
In his teen years, he worked with his father in trucking produce throughout the intermountain area. He was a member of the first graduating class of the new Ogden High School on Harrison Boulevard in 1940.
He served in the Pacific Theater with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Renowned for homemade Italian sausage, he operated Dipoma’s Mobile Market, a “grocery story on wheels” serving Washington Terrace. Subsequently he and his wife were proprietors of Dipoma’s 38th Street Market in Ogden. He served as president of the Ogden Retail Grocers Association, forerunner of Associated Foods.
She was born in Hyrum. Her interests include quilting, flower gardens, church activities and serving Italian feasts to her family.
She worked at Hill Air Force Base during World War II, participated in the family grocery business and worked at McKay-Dee Hospital.
She served for many years with the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and in the LDS Primary.
Their children and spouses are Larry and Chris Dipoma, San Antonio; Dewey and Karen Dipoma, Pleasant View; Nancy and Stephen Russell, North Ogden; Tami and Ron Proctor, Eden; and Terry and Youn Su, Draper. They have 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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