Robert G. Harris and Virginia Snow were married August 18, 1948. Bob is the son of Joseph and Hilda Harris and Virginia is the daughter of Byron and Eva Snow. They were both raised in Cache Valley. They met on a blind date that was arranged by mutual friends and it was love at first sight! After a short courtship they were married and have resided in Nibley for 70 years.
Bob has always had a love for cars and has spent his life working on them. At a young age his brothers would take him along when they went on dates so he could keep their cars running. He has a collection of antique and classic cars that he enjoys restoring and loves sharing them in annual parades throughout the valley. He and Virginia have been active members of the Cache Valley Vintage Motor Car Club and have enjoyed going on many tours in the Model T’s and Model A with as many of the family as are available to go along. A couple of years after they were married they went on their honeymoon in the Model T touring the Western States.
Bob used his love of cars to earn a living for his family. He worked at Wilson Motor for 18 years and in 1967 he started his own repair business, Autocare Automotive. He 1981 he and Virginia established “Bob’s Service” in Nibley. Virginia has always been the bookkeeper for the businesses and her talents played a big role in keeping the businesses successful.
They have both spent their life giving service in the community and the church. Bob served in two bishoprics and as Bishop. Virginia served in primary, Young Women’s and as Relief Society President. She is an accomplished musician, playing the organ and piano. She was sought after as an accompanist by many. Virginia served as a Family History Missionary until she and Bob were called to the San Jose California LDS Mission. They also served as temple officiators and missionaries at the Joseph Smith Memorial .
Their greatest joy has always been their family. They are the parents of: Brent (DeeNise); Alan (deceased); Becky (Jim Jensen) Bobby (deceased); Steve; Dena (Dave Milligan); Toky (Rod Bowen); Holly; Scott; Rod; and Marilee (Dave Warnick). Their family also includes 41 grandchildren, 92 great-grandchildren, and 7½ great great grandchildren.
Their example has been one of selfless love and compassion not only to family, but to everyone they associate with. They are also an icon in the community as the “love birds’….always holding hands and sitting side by side. Their slogan is “It doesn’t really matter where you go — but who you have beside you!”
We love you!