Neldon and Anita Brady are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 11, with an open house at the Fraternal Order of Eagles located in Green River beginning at 4 p.m.
There will be a sandwich bar, finger foods, cake and beverages available.
They grew up as childhood friends after Neldon moved to Green River in kindergarten. Their relationship began in April 1967, their sophomore year of high school when Neldon bought Anita at a school auction and she had to carry his books for a week leading up to a dance they attended together.
Neldon served in the Marine Corp from 1969-1971 and served in Vietnam. While he was in the military Anita attended Hollywood Beauty College in Salt Lake City, UT, graduating with her cosmetology degree as the valedictorian of her class.
They were married on June 12, 1971 surrounded by family and friends in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Green River and had two receptions, one at the church and the other at the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
They have two children, Laura Scott and husband Jeff, Clint Brady and wife Gloria. They have seven grandchildren, Robin Kelly and husband Ty, Jessica Scott, JJ Scott, Jaylynn Scott, Justin Scott, Tyler Brady and Megan Brady; three step grandchildren, Brittany, Ashley, and Andrew; and five great grandchildren Natasha, Evelynn, Dustin, Brynlee, and Kaison.
They both retired from the Sheriff’s Office in January 2007 after Anita had served 30 years and Neldon has served 25. They then opened Neldon’s Custom Trim and Upholstery which they had been previously running out of their basement since 1984.
When they are not running the upholstery shop their hobbies include spending time with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, gardening, camping, attending car shows, going for evening walks, and spoiling their dog Chewy.