Saturday, September 4, 2010

The following pictures were supplied by May Kay.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Grave of John Ross & Sarah Wells Ross

Joseph, Utah Cemetery

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I love this picture

It's almost over. Send me your pictures and stories from the reunion. We can share with everyone who wasn't there.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Richfield Cemetery

Walter Marsh Mary O Ross
3 Sep 1888 11 Oct 1890
26 Feb 1963 31 Aug 1987

Monday, June 21, 2010

Family News

Marcus Cameron completed the Utah Valley marathon on Saturday and has this report:

It went well. There was one Ogden in the run. Kurt Ogden, he is 41 years old. He is quite a good runner. I liked the run but there was entirely too much downhill. 20 miles of downhill which I was not prepared for. Much more difficult to run down hill than running on an even surface or even uphill. I start trial June 28th so I cannot make the reunion, which I am very disappointed about. Sure, let the family know a descendant actually finished that crazy run in Provo.

Marcus and his brother Walt Cameron are sons of Rod Cameron. Rod is the second son of Phyllis Ogden. Marcus spent a lot of time with Phyllis in her later years when she lived in Albuquerque, NM.

Way to go, Marcus!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Grandpa's Funeral - 1963

Mary Ogden and her children

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Grandma's Testimony

In July, 1966, I had a desire to go to New York for the Hill Cumorah pageant. So I contacted Dorothy, my youngest daughter in Boise, and she went with me. We had a very enjoyable vacation, visiting Washington D. C. and New York City with many other of the eastern larger cities. We enjoyed the pageant so very much and our love for and testimonies of the gospel were strengthened at that time.

In November 1967, Dale was kind enough to let Edna to with me to the South Pacific islands, Australia and New Zealand, where we enjoyed a day in the beautiful temple there. So I have visited every temple in our church and am waiting for the completion of the Provo and Ogden temples and hope I can attend them. I may even be well and strong enough to go to Washington when that temple is completed.

Throughout the years of my life in the church I have lived and participated in six different wards. Each one had given me strength in leadership and parent-hood, to help guide my family, and a desire to help in any service there I have been needed. After I was released from the executive work in the 4th ward, I was given the Theology lessons, and for seven years I was privileged to teach in the ward. This gave me great joy, as I had known that I needed to study the gospel more diligently, but always felt I hadn’t time. As I prepared and delivered those lessons on the life of Christ by Talmage, my testimony was strengthened and the time it required for preparation was a real blessing to me. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God, being instrumental in restoring this gospel after it had been taken from the earth centuries before. I know without a doubt that he was given the plates from which he translated the Book of Mormon, by a resurrected person, Moroni, whom we know as the last survivor of the Nephite people on the continent. I am sure that the priesthood was restored to this earth, being given first to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdry by John the Baptist, and Peter, James and John. I know that there is eternal life for us if we measure up in our earthly existence.

My dear children I leave you this testimony, and I pray that by reading this you may too have a greater desire to study the gospel in its fullness.

(hand written) As of this printing, September 1973, we have had sixty-nine great-grandchildren; sixty-two living and seven deceased.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mother of the Year

In the spring of 1967, I was nominated by my ward Relief Society in Tarzana, California as Mother of the Year, and was chosen runner-up to Dale Evans in the state of California. This was such a complete surprise. I couldn’t sleep or think for several days. I was such an unknown person in that great state and our applications were judged by entire strangers to me. On May 3rd there was a reception for the mother and also the alternates, myself and Mrs. Collier, a Negro lady form Los Angeles. There I stood beside Dale Evans in the reception line, and she remarked that I had a legion of relatives and friends. It was decided that I should be to New York to the mothers conference and festivities of the judging of the American Mother of the Year from the fifty states. It was a very wonderful experience. Mary Jane Kloepfer, my daughter and Edna, Dale’s wife accompanied me. We had a glorious time, with a room in the great Astoria Hotel where all the state mothers were housed. The programs each day were elaborate and lovely, and we met many outstanding women of our nation.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Diane remembers Jeanne Johnson who married Larry Ogden

Carol Jeanne Johnson Ogden East was one of my best friends in High School. She started dating Larry Ogden, my uncle, when we were Juniors. Larry was in the military at that time and before Jeanne was a Senior he convinced her to get married; at age 16 or 17! Larry and Jeanne were married 7 March 1952 in Richfield, Utah. She then joined him where he was stationed.
After Larry was discharged from the service they moved to San Fernando Valley in California. They had a lovely home that Jeanne decorated; a talent she continued throughout her life. Jeanne, as I remember was quite an accomplished artist, painting pictures as well as furniture, etc. They raised their two children, Kim and Cynthia while living in San Fernando.
After Larry and Jeanne's divorce Jeanne married David East, a happy, wonderful man whom I think was in the tire business. David was so good to Jeanne and provided her with a great life. At some point they moved to St. George, Utah where Jeanne was active teaching flower arranging and also selling her arrangements. Jeanne and Edna Ogden enjoyed painting together in St. George.
At the present time Jeanne and David are not well enough to answer our calls. We all wish them well.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day in Richfiled

Flags flying over the graves of Ted, Larry, and Ross Ogden. Tricia and Dean Meacham made the flag poles and raise the flags for holidays and family funerals.

Thank you Dean, Tricia and family!

Ted's flag is now over 60 years old. It will be retired this summer and framed. A new flag will be raised in it's place.

Thanks to all who have served this nation!