Happy 80th Birthday!: Joe H. Ritchie

Saturday , April 15, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Reader Submitted

Joe was born on April 16, 1937, in Logan Utah to Eliza and Joseph Ritchie. He attended junior and senior high and Utah State in Logan and Weber State University.

He also served in the Army Reserves. Joe graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1976.

Joe worked for the Ogden Police Department for 29 yrs, beginning as a patrol officer and served the last 16 years of his career as Chief of Police for Ogden City. Joe served one term as a Weber County Commissioner and two terms as Mayor of Roy City. Joe has served as a member of the bishopric and has been a Gospel Doctrine teacher for many years. He also served as an ordinance worker in the Ogden Temple for three years.

Joe married Jean Draper on September 8, 1956, in Logan and they and their family were later sealed in the Ogden Temple. They have four children, 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A family celebration was held in Roy on Saturday April 15, 2017.

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