Gaylen Jones Matheson of Cedar City celebrated his 80th birthday Sept. 5, 2009. Born to Owen Evan and Verda Jones Matheson, Gaylen grew up on a farm north in Midvalley with five younger brothers and sisters. Gaylen served a mission in the southern states and in the U.S. Army. He married Alice Gay Johnson of Tropic in 1952. They have nine children (Marie, Evan, Carol, Elaine, Janet, Sharon, Gaylen, Sue, and Gaye), 47 grandchildren, and 42 great-grandchildren. Gaylen works hard each day beautifying his yard and fields, caring for his sheep, and serving 10 hour days at the St. George Temple.