Thursday, November 16, 2017

Roy (Leroy) Wardle: Obituary

This is the obituary from the Deseret News.  the margin has written by my dad: Deseret News, April 7, 1966 Page B7.  Leroy was my father's uncle, second son of William Haston and Annie Sorensen Wardle.
Roy Wardle
Salmon, Idaho--Funeral was Saturday for LeRoy (Roy) Wardle, 72, Salmon, who died March 28, of natural causes.
Born Jan. 13, 1894, West Jordan, Utah, a son of William H. and Annie Sorensen Wardle, Married Beulah Thompson Oct 2, 1916 Driggs, Idaho.  Carpenter, construction worker.  Member, Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints.  Member Salmon Subordinate Grange, master of Pamona Grange, special state deputy of State Grange, member, Eagles Lodge no. 115.
Survivors: widow; sons, Jesse LeRoy, Boise; Marion Everett, Salt Lake City; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, sisters, Wilford, Rigby; Leo, Hot Springs, Ark.; Reed, Idaho falls; Norval, Ames, Iowa; Orrin, Fresno, Calif.; Mary Rupp, Vernal, both Pocatello; Delilah Penfold, Driggs.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Passing Our Heritage Along

I came across a book by Patricia Polacco "The Keeping Quilt" which explains how her family kept the traditions of the past alive by making a quilt using many worn items from the past.  The grandmothers would use the quilt to teach her grandchildren about their heritage and past.  I have been wondering, what things do we use to pass on our heritage. 
In my own life I have used stories and pictures.  I have a good collection of pictures which I place in this blog and anyone is able to down load them.  I also research stories, handcart stories, and others.  Most recently I was introduced to a story about my mother's half brother through family search.  I share these stories with family.  However, I don't know of any physical object I might use.  Except for perhaps the painting of Mary Ashton which was painted by Julia Rogers which I hand at my office and at home.  It reminds me where I come from.;postID=6151447034198453088
Wondering if anyone else has some examples of how they pass on their heritage, there "Sho we are" story. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Shaw Reunion: 1974?

This is a Shaw Reunion.  However I do not recognize any immediate family so I am looking for help.  I do recognize Agnes Lutz Shaw and James Bradley.  Please help me with more names.  My brother remembers that this was 1974 or 1976 and up Black Smith Fork Canyon by Hyrum, Utah.
three on the inside James Bradley, his wife and Agnes Lutz Shaw
The first is Agnes Lutz Shaw
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I am in this picture farthest from camera on the table turned the other way

Friday, November 10, 2017

Genealogy Letter from Roy and Agnes Shaw

My father contacted the Shaws seeking genealogy information.  He provided a graph for them to complete.  This is Ray and Agnes Shaw, my Dad's aunt and uncle.
Sept 30, 1965
Jerome, Idaho
Dear Jim and family:
It was real good hearing from you.  It has been a long time since we saw you folks, and would love to get down that way to see you.  It's been a long time since we were in Salt Lake and I'm homesick to see my boy and family who lives there.  We had a letter from your mother too telling about her fall, that poor soul surely has gone through a lot of misery and suffering.  I know in part what a lot of pain she is suffering as I have two bad discs in my back and the sciatic nerve is pinched.  I've worn a brace for two and a half years and have been sleeping on a hospital bed all summer and it is so painful sometimes I can hardly stand it.  These poor old bodies do wear out.  Uncle Ray isn't too good.  He can't hardly do anything anymore.  He goes fishing once in a while and makes it to town about every day for exercise.  He sleeps a lot too.  He's sure thin to what he was.  The information you have on the sheet is O.K. except you spelled my name wrong.  It's Agnes and that's my full name.  This is all personal knowledge.  I guess you know that ray and Florence never went to the temple so there was no temple divorce.  ray say he surely is thankful they never went to the temple and to tell you he's mighty glad he's free from her for evermore.  Of course I had a temple divorce and Ray and I were married in the temple.  I might tell you too that Ray was ordained a high priest on Aug 15th this year and we are real happy about that.  We were up to Howard's funeral.  It was a real lovely funeral too.  My he surely suffered a lot.  We went up and saw him about a month before he died and he was just skin and bones.  All are having beautiful weather since everything is frozen and the big snow storm the middle of Wept.  We are planning on going to Idaho Falls the first part of Oct. so we'll see your mother then.  Hope you can all stay well and happy.
Love Uncle ray and Aunt Agnes.

A few years later, Agnes is front left and Alma Ray Shaw front right.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Reed Smoot Wardle: Obituary

Reed was my Grandfather's brother, and my father's uncle.  He worked in freighting, construction, retail sales.  Reed is the son of William Haston Wardle and Annie Sorensen Wardle.  He was the seventh of eleven children and the fifth of eight boys. 

Ellis Bennion Chase: Funeral Program

Ellis Bennion Chase is the husband of Audrey Wardle Chase.  They have six children, two deceased.  Ellis is the cousin of Captain Mervyn Bennion who died at Pearl Harbor.  He had a heart condition and died rather young, age 44.
This picture must have been taken shortly before Ellis' death

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Funeral Program: William Lewis Shaw

William Lewis Shaw is the brother of my grandmother Melissa Shaw Wardle.  He was the oldest child to survive to adulthood of Osmond Wielding Shaw and Melissa Ann Atwood.  He had an older brother who passed away at three years old.  William Lewis was born in Salem, Utah 1882 and passed away in Idaho falls, Idaho, 1967. 
The corrections were made by my father. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Allie Cornelia Shaw Bradley: Funeral Program

Allie Cornelia Shaw is the sister of my grandmother, Melissa Ann Shaw.  She is my father's aunt.  She married Howard Bradley. 

This picture is not from the funeral program, but it shows my grandmother on the right, and Allie on the left, with their sister Rosa in the middle sitting. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Funeral Program: John Beesley

John Thayne Beesley is the husband of my father's sister making him my uncle.  My father delivered the family prayer, and my grandfather the invocation.  Another uncle, James Olsen gave the benediction and another uncle Bill Green was a pall bearer. 

Funeral Program: Bill Claude Green II: cousin

Bill Claude Green II was the son of Verna Wardle and Bill Green.  He passed away very young in California. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Miranda Jane Baby Announcement

Miranda, aka Mirans, randi, Mira, Ranz, etc.  This is her birth announcement with her birthday and weight.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Funeral Program: Carolyn Read: Cousin

Carolyn is my cousin.  She is the daughter of Audrey Wardle Chase and Ellis Chase.  She passed away before Aunt Audrey.  Growing up we went camping several times with the Chase family.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Obituary: Forrest Cass Petersen

Forrest is the son of my niece, Krista and her husband Brant Petersen.  He is buried in Hyrum Cemetery.  He had a very difficult life as mentioned in the obituary.  Krista, took up nursing to be able to care for her son.  I remember Brant talked about Forrest as his jogging mate at the funeral.   I sang at his funeral.  Poem recited "Touched by and Angel" written by my sister and her husband was read at the funeral.

Forrest Cass Petersen
Today, March 24, 1999, our son Forrest went to join our Heavenly father.  He left while at home surrounded by his family, as he had lived.  He was born April 16, 1991, in Logan, Utah.  He was brought into this world early and given many challenges.  He was our inspiration and led those near him by example.  He taught happiness, love and patience to every heart he touched.  He needed his family for everything, but we needed him even more.  Forrest, now is your chance to run and play with your angels.  We love you and miss your smile.
Forrest is survived by his father, Brant; mother Krista; little sister Kassidi; grandparents Bruce and Nancy Petersen, Clyde and Sara Buff, Rex and Micala Jensen; his great-grandparents Lawrence and Gretta Hansen,  Ileen Wardle, Jim Wardle and Claude and Vone Petersen; great-great grandmother Ella Petersen; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his brother Skyler Brant Petersen and great-grandmother Edna Buff.
We offer a special thanks from Forrest for their great care and compassion to Dr. Rand, Dr. Nichols, Dr. Christensen and Dr. Bettis.  We would like to thank the staff of St. Luke's pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric floor, we love and appreciate all of you.  To Pam Sundae, Rebecca Whitaker, Linda Castro and all the staff at Progressive Nursing, there aren't words to thank you enough.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go.  Some stay awhile and leave footprints in our hearts and we are never, ever the same.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 1999, at the Hyrum Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 10th Ward, 111N 400 W, Hyrum, Utah.  Services will follow at 1 p.m.  Burial will be after the services at the Hyrum Cemetery.  Local arrangements are by Allen-Hall Mortuary, Logan.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Aunt Audrey: Funeral Program

Aunt Audrey was the oldest of my father's siblings, and the daughter of James Wilford and Mellissa Shaw Wardle.  James Wilford was the oldest son of William Haston Wardle, who was the son of Isaac Wardle by his second wife Mary Ashton.  I have already posted her obituary.