Cal was raised in Portage, Utah on a farm. He moved to Ogden with his mother after graduating from Bear River High School, where he met Diane. Diane was in the last graduating class of the Dee Hospital Nursing School and they were married when Cal came home on leave during the Korean War. Their first year of marriage was spent apart while Cal was in the army and Diane in Nurses Training School.
They are the parents of five children, Laurie and Erney Markisich, Tracy and John Haire, Brad and Wendy Gibbs, Mike and Stacey Gibbs and Lisa and Taisi Avei. They have 20 grandchildren and five and one-half great-grandchildren.
They celebrated their anniversary with a family dinner at the Lion House on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Their children are so ever grateful for their example of love and companionship and want to wish them congratulations.