Joy and Bud Clement
Joy and Bud Clement, of Richland, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with family on June 18.
They were married June 26, 1946, in Salt Lake City, shortly after Bud returned from the service. They moved to the Mid-Columbia three days later.
Joy was a Hanford area telephone operator, worked part time at Shields Stationary store in Uptown Richland and helped with the building of the Latter-day Saints Jadwin Chapel. She has volunteered in numerous callings in the LDS church, and she and Bud served on a mission in Greeley, Colo., from 1999 to 2001. She is a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
Bud enlisted in the Merchant Marines in 1943 and served until he was discharged in 1946. He worked several jobs before being hired on at the Hanford Project in 1947. He retired from Westinghouse Hanford in 1988.
Bud volunteered for 25 years with the Boy Scouts of America as a Scoutmaster in Richland. He also helped build the LDS Jadwin Chapel and has held many volunteer positions and callings in the LDS church, which include doing maintenance and restoration at a church camp on White Pass.
They are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
They have five children, LaVon Clement of Pasco, Connie Goodey of West Richland, Terry Clement of Kennewick, Jay Clement of Kent and Ginny Holman of Keller, Texas.
They have 26 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.
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