Sunday, May 14, 2017

My Dad's Three SIblings Who Passed Away In Their Infancy

 My father's family lost three children before my father was born.  Audrey and Lula where his older siblings.  Then came Little Willie, Myrtle Mary, and Wanda Helen.  Grandma tells their story:
On Nov. 15, 1919 our first boy was born.  He had red hair.  We named him William Hashton after Grandfather Wardle.  We called him Willie.  He was a very sweet boy.  We almost lost him when he was born as he had a hemorrhage.  He bled from eyes, nose, mouth and bowels.  The doctor gave him several blood transfusions.  He took two blood from me.  That checked it.  He lost so much blood that he was so cold, almost like death.  They wrapped him in blankets and put him in the oven to try and keep him warm.  The doctor gave him a sedative to keep him quiet when he wasn’t 24 hours old.  He lived to be two years and four months.  He was sick most of his life.  When he passed away his hair was white.  We had moved to Pocatello and were living there when Willie passed away.  Just before he died we had another little daughter born on Dec. 10, 1921.  She looked like the other girls with long dark hair.  We named her Myrtle Mary.  She was just a little doll, but the Lord saw fit to take her.  We were only permitted to keep her three months.  We had four children.  All of them, Wilford, and I were all sick at the same time with the flu.  There was a bad flu epidemic.  Wilford and three of the children had flu and pneumonia.  Two children were taken.  Willie died March 1 and Myrtle March 4, 1922.  That was terrible.  We were all too sick to leave the house so we had a little service for both of them at home.  It took a long time to get over the loss of my children.
    On March 29, 1923 we had another little girl born.  We named her Wanda Helen.  She also had dark hair and blue eyes.  She was a beautiful child.  She lived to be eleven months old.  We enjoyed her very much.  She and the other girls got whooping cough.  Wanda got pneumonia with it.  She passed away Feb. 10, 1924.  It was a very sad blow to all of us.

Little Willie who was born with red hair; but it went white due to health issues.
I do not have pictures of the two girl; only of William Hashton Wardle.  My father, James Wilford Jr.  was born, 1925 and Phyllis and Verna followed him.  

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Audrey Wardle Chase

Grandma and grandpa's family, Grandma Meliss,a Shaw Wardle, Lula, Audrey, Grandpa WIlford Wardle, Verna, my father James Wilford, and Phyllis
My Dad's four sisters. Lula, Audrey, Verna and Phyllis
These are Aunt Audrey's pictures from Family Search.  Some I placed there, but just recently my brother Charlie placed many pictures from old negatives he developed.  Audrey was the oldest child of James Wilford Wardle Sr. and Melissa Ann Shaw Wardle.  She married Ellis Bennion Chase.  She had five children grow to maturity, Kenneth, Anne, Dale, Carolyn and Roger.  And two more who died in infancy, Audrey and Gary.  Her husband passed away shortly after Roger was born from a heart condition.  She was a school teacher and worked for many years teaching English in Pocatello.  She passed away in 1998.

In these pictures I am not sure who she is with; perhaps Ellis' family

Lula and Audrey

Camping, with one of her sons

I am pretty sure this is with her oldest daughter Anne
Road trip to Othello, Audrey and Kenneth, my mother is in car, Connie and Sara, Carolyn and perhaps Anne standi

Last picture with her husband Ellis Chase

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Grandma by Lydia Hartle Kilpack

This poem appeared in the Legacy Newsletter for Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Spring 2007.  

Could I leave home and Mother
And sail to a distant shore?
Could I, after losing loved ones, 
Say I was more blessed than before?

Could I give up all I had worked for
To help others on their way?
Do I appreciate the comforts 
That are mine to enjoy today?

Grandma, you could do these things
And do them gladly too
Because your faith in God was strong
And to that faith were true.

If I'm worthy then to meet you
I'll be glad to take your hand
And give my heart-felt love to you
Within that better land.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Mary Ashton Wardle Obituary

Found this gem on family Search where it had been contributed by Iva Beckstead.  this lists place of death as West Jordan and age as 20.  She is buried in South Jordan Cemetery which is more likely location of death.  Also they have inflated her age slightly.  Mary's is the last obituary in this picture.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Joey, My Nephew: Keeping the Family Tradition

This is my nephew Joey with his niece, daughter of Linsay, Addison.  Picture shared with me by Geneve.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cousins, The Andersons

Here is a two family picture of the kids.  Rose Marie is my mother's sister.  This is her family along with ours.  This picture was taken in Hyrum in 1964.

Nola, Sara, Connie, Charlie, Marvin, Billy, Tammy and Weldon in front.

Grandma's Temple Avenue House

This is Mom's condominium house on Temple Avenue.  There were twelve units in the residence, four on each floor.  Mom was on the lowest floor, and as such had a back porch.  There was a garage in the basement, with each tenant having a place.  Also there were storage closets assigned to each resident.
Mom's unit was two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, back patio, and back paved picnic area.  It had two bathrooms.  Here are a few pictures with my mom's decorating.  The old couch we had forever, and she had actually replaced it.
This home was only a block from Logan Temple.  It was uphill to the temple entrance however.  But if you went up one story on the elevator, there was a walkway which took off much of the climb.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

1988 Saw Four Grand Sons added to our family

1988, starting in about June, my mother counted for grandsons being born in the family, all about six weeks apart starting in June.  In order they were Trevor (Weldon and Sue), Travis (Charlie and Diane), Joshua (Diana and Mark) and Jeremy (Billy and Sheri).  Pretty fun.  In total my mom has 30 grandchildren.  Connie and Kelly as well as Clyde and Sara had all there children prior to this time.

Mom's Grand Babies 1987

My mom had three new Grand Babies in 1987, Mark (Sheri and Billy) in January, Melissa (Charlie and Diane) and Nicole (Diana and Mark) in September.  

That is the most she had had in any year until the next year.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Clyde Eugene Buff Junior: Funeral

Buffy, Clyde and Sara's oldest son an my mother's oldest grandchild passed away January 31, 2014.  He had a sudden heart attack.  His funeral was February 8.  It was a very somber occasion.  All of us siblings were there, but Dianna and Mark left early to catch a plane. 
Mom and us three sons

Mom and two daughter (Diana left early)
The ceremony was very nice.  Dillon and Geneve sang "Please Remember Me."  "Please Remember Me"

When all our tears have reached the sea
Part of you will live in me
Way down deep inside my heart
The days keep coming without fail
A new wind is gonna find your sail
That's where your journey starts

You'll find better love
Strong as it ever was
Deep as the river runs
Warm as the morning sun
Please remember me

Just like the waves down by the shore
We're gonna keep on coming back for more
'Cause we don't ever wanna stop
Out in this brave new world you seek
Oh the valleys and the peaks
And I can see you on the top

Remember me when you're out walkin'
When the snow falls high outside your door
Late at night when you're not sleepin'
And moonlight falls across your floor
When I can't hurt you anymore

Garrett sang "Go Rest High On the Mountain"
"Go Rest High On That Mountain"

I know your life
On earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain
You weren't afraid to face the devil
You were no stranger to the rain

Go rest high on that mountain
Son, you work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and Son

Oh, how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve
I wish I could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing

There was a video tribute made using the song "Forever Young."
Forever young, I wanna be forever young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever and ever

However, this funeral was profound, and the grief and pain were profound.  Reminded me of the song from Les Miserables, 
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Now my friends are dead and gone.
Parting and grieving is so hard.  I hope everyone can get through it.
There were other people there of course.
Dillon, Rachelle, Mom


Brianna, Kayla, Garrett, Bryce


Dianna, Mark, Brandt

Brianna, Geneve

Kelly, Connie

Charlie, Diane, Travis

Clyde and Krista talked at the funeral.  Their bishop also talked, about his struggle with alcohol.  Buffy had his own problems, and seven years sobriety.  Many people took time to say how Buffy had benefited them.  Buffy was active in AA and sober riders.