Fred and Norma Jean Clemons celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

September 19, 2018
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Fred and Norma Jean Clemons

Norma Jean Hansen met Fred Clemons at Ricks College when he sat next to her at church.

Although neither focused on the sermon, they both left with something special—they were married just 4 months later on September 24, 1958 in the Logan, Utah Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Their marriage was blessed with six children: Tammy, now deceased (Mike) Grunig, Tracy Clemons (deceased), Merritt Clemons, Lisa (Robert) Morrow, Justin (Dominique) Clemons, Tyson (Jan) Clemons. They are adored by 32 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Norma Jean retired from the ISU Adult Success Center, but is remembered most for her work in literacy.

Fred is a Vietnam veteran and retired from the ISU Physical Plant. In retirement, they taught English as a foreign language at the Khabarovsk Polytechnic University in Khabarovsk, Russia on a church mission.

They are both very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. They are currently working in the Idaho Falls Temple. The Clemons’ may have fell in love at first site, they feel the importance in “falling in love a little more each day.”

Their children would like to invite their friends to come and celebrate 60 years of marriage at an open house Saturday, Sept. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the LDS Church located at 225 Oakwood Dr. in Pocatello.

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