Editor’s note: Everyone has a story to tell. The Leader wants to tell those stories through this monthly feature titled “Bios of Bear River.” Each month we will feature a Valley resident chosen randomly from our subscribers’ list. We hope you enjoy reading about your friends and neighbors – and be ready, yours might be the next number we call.
It seems fitting that Curtis and Vickie Anderson’s life together should begin at a football game. Sports have been fundamental components to their marriage for nearly 34 years, and this Honeyville couple wouldn’t have it any other way. It was basketball and batting cages, helmets and track shoes through diaper changes, job changes and lifestyle changes.
Their first meeting took place while Vickie was a Box Elder High School student. Even though he was a couple of years older than she was, Vickie was in awe of the popular athlete from Perry who had played defensive back on the school football team. Curtis, on the other hand, had no idea his future wife was walking the same halls he was.
So Curtis graduated, took a job in California for a while and then returned home to work for a local company called Associated Brigham Contractors (ABC). He found a familiar face among his co-workers. Ladd Walker had lined up in the same position as Curtis on the high school football team, so the two had a lot in common.
Little did they know that they would soon have something else in common.
Curtis, still the avid sports fan, attended a high school football game with a friend at his alma mater when he spotted a slender, good-looking young lady walking by. He was immediately infatuated.
“Who is that?” he asked his friend.
“Oh, that’s Ladd’s sister,” was the answer.
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