Frank Martin Anderson and Lois Dickson Anderson were married 60 years ago on 10 December 1952. They plan a celebration at a later date.
They began their courtship during Christmas break when she attended Utah State Agriculture College (USU) in Logan and he was attending Weber State College (WSU). Both were members of university bands and had taken younger siblings to perform in a band concert at Morgan High School; also their alma mater where he asked for a date. Romance was born dancing every weekend at the Berthana Ballroom in Ogden and continued until its closure.
He was born 7 October 1931 and grew up on the family farm where he loved the harvest season as his family owned one of the first threshing machines in Morgan. He played saxophone in a family orchestra that was often called “The old Milton Orchestra” After his WSC graduation he was inducted into the US Army; when after Basic Training at Fort Ord California he and his sweetheart were married 10 December 1952 in the Salt Lake Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple. His first orders were to Korea as a member of the 8th Army Headquarters Battalion near and beyond the 38th Parallel. His outfit was overrun during one engagement and he was missing behind enemy lines rescuing army equipment. He later was able to return safely to his outfit. Upon his return from active duty and reuniting with his wife and baby daughter, they made their home in Milton, Morgan Co.
He was a member of Ogden SBEBSQSA Barbershop group and a foursome called “Morganaires” who were first place winners at Utah State Fair. He worked in the automobile industry for 23 years. Owned & operated “The Anderson Bakery” in Morgan and later worked and retired from HAFB.
Both have been active in their church. He served as Executive Secretary to two Bishoprics, High Council, President of YMMIA, Sunday School, High Priest Group Leadership, teacher and faithful home teacher. A favorite position was teaching Primary children.
She was born 5 December 1932 was a member of the award winning Aggie Marching Band and Sigma Kappa Sorority. Her many hobbies are related to her study of art and home interior and fashion design. Her seamstress abilities have been incorporated in sewing community, school projects and designing clothing for her entire family. She enjoyed homemaking and rearing their children in a family oriented home. She was asked to direct and organize the first Senior Center for Morgan Co. Served with the PTA while her children attended school and was a 4-H volunteer leader. She has done extensive genealogy research and written many family histories. She has served in Ward and Stake positions, in presidencies and teacher in YMMIA, Relief Society & Primary, in music piano and organ accompanist in all organizations for over 60 years. Together they served a mission to the Houston Texas South Mission and were ordinance workers in the Ogden Temple for eight years.
They are the parents of six children Jeanette Van Beekum (Edward, deceased), Mary Lynn Done (Gene) John Anderson (Camille), Diana Kae Noland (Gregory), Laurie Bingham (Elmont), and Carolyn Kendall (Shawn). They have 25 grandchildren, 14 grand-spouses and 27 great grandchildren.