Remembering My Parents with Love and Appreciation

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
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Title Remembering My Parents with Love and Appreciation
Description In time, they had seven children; two baby girls died at the age of six months, which was a heart-break for the parents and the other children Both father and mother gave service in the Church, and both loved to sing My father began his singing in the first youth choir in town when he was about age sixteen He had a beautiful tenor voice and was a faithful member of the ward choir throughout his life Many fathers were called to fill missions at that time and Mother wanted my father to serve a mission for the Church He had that opportunity and was called to serve in the Northwestern Stales It meant that he had to leave his wife and children The parting was sad and the separation difficult, but Mother would have no other way She and the children would work and all would be well It wasn't easy, however, for Mother was not well and often suffered greatly. Father had to be called home at one time and then return on his mission, so it was difficult and a worry for him. but his faith was strong and he served well He never regretted serving that mission Two more children were added to the family, making four boys and three girls. I being the youngest My mother died at the age of forty-six, leaving a very heart-broken husband and children My eldest sister and Grandmother Oldroyd took the place of our mother Only a few things do i remember about her, for 1 was but a baby 1 have had to learn of her greatness, her love of family and Church, and her service to others from my brothers and sisters 1 have been told that one of her favorite songs was "I Live For Those Who Love Me " 1 have found the song and often I sing it Through faith, prayer, work and necessity, life went on, but my father was very lonely He was a co-owner of the Co-op Store, and also a co-owner of a threshing machine He raised sheep and was appointed to be the Jericho Shearing Corral manager He worked at this position for twenty-five years All the workers admired and respected my father He was loved by all who knew him-friends, relatives, workers, and certainly his children and grandchildren, who, whenever we hold family gatherings, talk about the love of Grandfather A young lady came to Fountain Green from England to visit with relatives here that she had heard about but never met Her name was Lillian Hunt Smith She became the cook for the threshers, and she and my father became good friends My brother and 1 often stayed with her in the camp wagon, and called her Lillie She was a member of the Methodist Church and knew little about the Mormons, but my father taught her. convened her to the religion, and she was baptized a member of the L D S. Church Father and our new mother. Lillie, were married in the L D S Temple November 18. 1914 She brought happiness to my father and made a home and family life for his children 31
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326307
Reference URL