Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fred Giles

This was in the morning paper. I had no idea Fred was living here in Provo. I thought you would like to know - I will go to the funeral. Wish you were all closer so you could come and go with me. Fred loved Mom and Dad and had a lot of respect for our family. He was very good to us when times were tough

Fred Nuttall Giles
1913 ~ 2010
Fred Nuttall Giles, 96, died peacefully October 10, 2010 at Cove Point Retirement Center in Provo, Utah.
He was born December 13, 1913 in Provo to Joseph Francis Giles and Clara Clarkson Nuttall. He married Mary Helen Hacking October 27, 1937 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He attended Provo schools and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1937 with a Bachelor Degree in the College of Applied Science.
Following their marriage, Fred and Mary Helen moved to Wyoming. In 1943, Fred entered the US Army and served in Europe during World War II. He fought in the Colmar Pocket area of the Battle of the Bulge, and was awarded the Purple Heart on two different occasions and the Bronze Star. He was awarded a battlefield commission and honorably discharged as a first lieutenant in 1946. Following the war, Fred and Mary Helen homesteaded a farm in Heart Mountain, Wyoming, where he was instrumental in bringing electrical service to the area. In that role he served on the first board of directors of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association in 1952. He was also influential in the creation of the University of Wyoming Northwest Center (now Northwest College) and served on its board of trustees.
As an active member of the LDS Church, Fred's activities included executive and leadership responsibilities in many ward and stake organizations of the church. He was Bishop and a counselor of wards in the Big Horn and the Wind River Stakes in Wyoming. He served as a member of the High Council five times in four different stakes. He served in two branch presidencies. He was one of seven charter members of the Master M Men organization.
Fred retired after working for the federal government for 38 years and a locally owned bank for 12 years. He and his wife served an LDS proselyting mission to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from 1979 - 1980. Later in life, he served as an ordinance worker in the Vernal Utah LDS Temple.
He was an accomplished golfer, shooting a hole in one and winning several tournaments. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include four sons and a daughter: Joseph F. (Sue) of Sandy, Utah; Kent H. (Elizabeth) of Wabash, Indiana, Steven H. (Gaylene) of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania; Bradley H. (Janet) of Castle Dale, Utah; Mrs. Noel (Jeannette) Burke of Aurora, Colorado; sister-in-law Mrs. Floyd (Leora) Giles of Provo, Utah; twenty-two grandchildren; and thirty great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife (Mary Helen), sisters; Mrs. Charles (Mary) Goodson, Mrs. James (Zelda) Schultz, and Mrs. Rex (Edna) Hickman; brothers; John F., Leonard, Joseph, and Floyd Giles; and son-in-law, Noel R. Burke.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 15, at the Provo 1st Ward Chapel, 100 East 200 South, Provo. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 E. Center, Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church from 10:00-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be at Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

James W. and Namesake James B.

This is exactly how I remember Grandpa Wasden, who worked every day of his life until he finally had to go to the nursing wing of the Lovell Hospital.  You think you can't tend a garden in your 90s?  Look at the size of his patch.  And this photo of little Jim hightailing it in front of Jas. B. (no disrespect) always tickled me.

Outing with Mom and Dad

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Hillarie Faith is a dispatcher in the Pierce, King County area, they have a new ambulance painted for cancer awareness.  Employees whose families were touched by cancer had the chance to have the vehicle dedicated to their loved ones.

The Village of LUCICE

From: Jiří Ošanec

Date: Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Subject: Re: Genealogy Research-Krajicek family

Hello Shannon,

I have the right records and I even visited the area of your ancestors by chance and made a short side trip to the places of your ancestors (LUCICE and POHLED). I have photos of your ancestral houses for you. Please, be patient, I am living at present at my summer cottage where I have not the Internet acces.

Best regards,

Lucice is the birth place of Josef Krajicek (old spelling, "Jozeff KRAGICEK") born 28 January 1813.

LUCICE from the road HABRY - LUCICE

Country Road

A tower of LUCICE Catholic parish church of St. Margaret from the road.

The sport area at the beginning of the village.

The village of LUCICE starts.

This is the beginning of the photos and maps that this faithful and dedicated researcher has given to Shannon.  I will try to get them on the blog, bits at a time.  Her other researcher, David, has just provided her with more records to digest.....As we each comtemplate miracles in our time, this whole Czech research, plus the finding of James Preston Hawkins line, is more than a bread box can hold.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Mother's Chili Sauce

We all know that Mother (Grandma Minnie Blood) was a wonderful cook. She could take a bunch of leftovers from the tiny frig she had, and concoct something delicious for supper. Ann gave me this recipe the second summer I lived in Olympia, and I used to follow it to the letter. (Count out the 12 tomatoes, etc., etc., etc.) Finally, the supply of ingredients would vary, so the recipe would turn out a little different each time. Now, it's a matter of throwing this in and that in. I no longer peel the tomatoes first - just slice them, throw on some sugar - (That's from Ann, who alters and changes, just like Mother.) She told me to just skim off the skins as they rise to the top. Now, after more than a few years' hiatus, I decided to make the sauce again. Now, Ann has another change. Use the crock pot. Talk about easier. No more standing by a hot stove, stirring for hours - just throw everything in, stir every once in a while, and wait for things to happen. I didn't even reduce the first juice on the stove - it does take a while to do it in the crock pot, however. This procedure started yesterday morning, and this afternoon, it's still cooking away. I had so much sauce makings that it took a 6.5 quart and the old 5 quart crock pots, and they were almost running over. I was up in the middle of the night adding the chopped apples, because I couldn't get them in earlier. Now, the house smells heavenly, the chili sauce might be done by tomorrow morning, and then, instead of canning it as Mother did, it will go into containers in the freezer. Hurrah for modern conveniences and a sister who thinks outside the box. Try it, Judy, you'll like it.