|By Erica Palmer; Erica Palmer Deseret News|
Charles knew Gloris was the one from the moment he first saw her getting off the bus in high school.
"I remember exactly when we met each other,"
Charles and Gloris Goff, 92 and 93, sat side by side in their home in
The Goffs have lived a life full of service, beginning with
"I think anybody could enjoy the diamond anniversary if they just decided that's what they were going to do,"
The Goffs, both natives of
"It's always been kind of natural, hasn't it, Gloris?"
Goff remembers the day he proposed to his wife after they had dated for a few years. He said it was nothing elaborate.
"I didn't get on my knees," he said. "I think we were riding in the car, and (I) just decided that we knew each other well enough, we ought to get married."
But their life as newlyweds wasn't just young, blissful love.
A couple of years after they had their first child, Goff decided to enlist to fight in
"My friend and I ... decided that we ought to do something to help the war effort out," he said. "We decided that someday we were going to have to tell our kids what we did during the war."
"I wasn't too happy,"
His later careers took him through many different business ventures, from financial planning to weapon manufacturing to building log homes. The Goffs' son,
"We've done a lot of things," he said. "As long as we've lived, we've done almost everything there is to do."
But most of all, the couple's lives have been characterized by service in their family and in the
"(Dad) would get back (from work) late Saturday and get up at 4 or
When it comes to raising children, the Goffs have had their share of difficulties. But they abide by the doctrine of love.
"Just love them,"