An Orem couple, Everett L. and Norma Pearl Hall Alexander, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at an open house Feb. 4 in Provo.
It will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the community room of a housing complex at 650 W. First North. The Alexanders request no gifts.Alexander was born Jan. 1, 1907, in Butte, Mont., to William Zera and Roxanna Favorite Hall Alexander. He operated his own trucking business in Vernal for many years and in 1941 moved to Oakland, Calif., to work in the shipyards and later as an aircraft guard for Howard Hughes, before retiring in 1972.
His wife was born Dec. 31, 1910, in Taber, Alberta, Canada, to Absolem Moroni and Myrtle Jane Rawson Hall. She worked at Pacific Telephone Co. in Oakland, drove a streetcar for the Key System Transit Co. and later managed the Oakland LDS Temple cafeteria for 10 years before retiring in 1973.
The couple lived in Vernal from 1930 to 1941 and in Oakland before moving to Orem in 1975. Before Alexander suffered a stroke in 1984 he and his wife enjoyed traveling in a motor home, fishing and visiting friends and family in the West and western Canada. They now especially enjoy their family and attending the Provo LDS Temple, and Alexander enjoys visiting a health spa.
They have three children, a daughter, Oral (Mrs. S. Victor Grow), Orem; Norvel Alexander, Union City, Calif.; and Marvin Alexander, Bountiful; 16 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren.