John Stanley Turley b. 12 November 1914

From Unflinching Courage by Adele Bushman Westover and J. Morris Richards pp. 602-603

John Stanley Turley was born November 12, 1914, in a frame house north of the small reservoir. He weighed 11 pounds. Mary Richards and his Grandmother Westover were his mother’s doctor and nurses.

He is the grandson on both sides of the family to original settlers Johanna Westover and Isaac Turley and Sarah Greenwood Turley.

In May 1915 his parents moved to Holbrook to work on a ranch for Will Scorse, but water and ground difficulties prevented them continuing the ranch.

They moved back to Joseph City in July and his father had a three room house built. The first house built north of Randalls and Westovers barns. The following fall Harvey and Howard Randall built homes, also the District School house was built. The Randall children were his first playmates.

He went through the eight grades of school in Joseph City. When he was eleven years old the Principal Bertha Rees gave him a flashlight (a luxury at that time) for not being tardy or absent during the year.

When he was fourteen years old he won a trip to Tucson, first trip from home. While there he won an award for judging the best roosters.

In Joseph City he was president of the Deacons Quorum, also supervisor over the Teachers in the 5th Ward in Phoenix.

He went to Holbrook to high school but did not finish the last six weeks as he was intending getting married and got a job working on construction at Jacob Lake.

He was married April 21, 1934, to Bernice Standifird, by Bishop John L. Westover.

In 1938 he commenced driving the White Mountain Bus from Holbrook to Globe.

In the summer of 1939 he began driving the Greyhound Bus, and has been driving ever since for the company.

In the summer of 1953 he with fifteen other bus drivers were sent east to get new buses for the company.

January 5, 1955, their daughter Lynn Ann was married in the Idaho Falls Temple to Francis Leon Bair of Shelley, Idaho. She met him while attending school at the Brigham Young University. They are now living in Ephrata, Wash.

Stanley and family moved to Phoenix in 1945 where they have lived ever since.

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Emma D. Robinson Smuin (15 January 1849 – 3 November 1933)

Smuin, Emma R. 1933 Obit Vernal

Utah Digital Newspapers
Vernal Express 1933-11-09, p. 1

Funeral Services Held at Davis Ward Chapel for Emma R. Smuin, Pioneer

Davis–(Special), Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Robinson Smuin were held in the Davis chapel Sunday November 5th at 12 o’clock under the direction of the ward bishopric with Wm. Johnson presiding. A double mixed quartet sang, “Sometime We’ll Understand,” “O, My Father,” and “I Need Thee Every Hour.” Ernest Eaton was the only speaker. He spoke of his acquaintance with the deceased and her husband, who preceded her in death eighteen years ago. The opening prayer was offered by Bishop Alfred Simper and the benediction by Edward Watkins Jr.

Internment was in the Vernal cemetery where the grave was dedicated by Wm. Johnson. Lyle Slaugh, Gilbert Smuin, Alonzo Atwood, Bennie Slaugh, Gordon Smuin and Andrew Atwood, all grandsons of the deceased, acted as pall bearers.

Mrs. Smuin was born January 16, 1846 in England. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robison, both dying when she was a small child. She was a pioneer to Utah in 1867, coming across the plains with a few of her relatives and friends. In 1868 she was married to David Smuin in the old Endowment House in Salt Lake City. To this union were born eight children, four of whom still live.

Mrs. Smuin passed away very peacefully Saturday morning at the home of her son, Wm. Smuin. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Rachel Slaugh, Mrs. Annie Atwood, Wm. Smuin of Vernal, and Mrs. Rose Odem of Pennoda, Colo. All of the children were in attendance except Mrs. Odam. The deceased is also survived by 52 grandchildren, 115 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Smuin, Emma D. (m. Robinson) d. 1933

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Grandma Grace Rememberies by Granddaughter, Claire Lewis, age 5

1997, Easter, Thanksgiving Pt (10)

These words are from Claire right after Grandma Grace’s funeral on 1 Nov 1998:

Grandma had curly yellowish hair.

She liked to take care of us and read stories to us–the girl that rides on the goose (Mother Goose).

She gave us treats: carrots and M&Ms and crackers and cookies and pretzels in a little cup.

We did puzzles with her–the wooden ones–a pumpkin one is my favorite.

She always gave us apple juice from her fridge and applesauce.

She wore flower kind of clothes.

She had pretty flowers around her house–purple and pink and white and yellow.

She had a bird house and stones that we walk on every time by the front door and the hose.

When she died she went in that basket with all the pretty flowers on it.

They showed everybody in the box. Grandma was in it.

Her spirit went up to heaven like our balloons did.

Do balloons have a spirit?

What do you think Grandma Grace is doing right now in Heaven?
She’s looking down at us.

She wants to say “Claire, you look pretty today. Claire, I love you.”

What would you like to say to her if she could hear you?
“I hope you have a nice winter.”

Do the angels help Jesus get the snow down?

Claire wrote: “It snowed today. Christmas is coming. I love you grandma.”
(She made hearts between each word.)

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Remembering My Mom, 20 Years After Her Death

Twenty Things I Know About My Mom, Grace Helen Smuin Laemmlen

1. She was born in Glendale, CA, and grew up in San Gabriel near Pasadena. She worked on the Rose Bowl Parade floats every year while she was in high school.

2. Her mother was a beautician and her father was a disabled veteran of WWI. He struggled with emotional health much of his life. He was a gentle scholar who lived a fairly private life. Both died before I was 3 months old, she of cancer, he of a broken heart.

3. Her parents’ first child, and only son, Glen, died of a mastoid ear infection when he was 1 ½ years old. He had blonde hair. I’m sure he was adorable. They didn’t have the right medications to heal him. Grace has a younger sister named Marilyn, who one day became the Queen of the Rose Bowl Parade.

4. During high school, Grace planned to combine her artistic talents with horticulture and one day have her own greenhouse and nursery, making ceramic pots and sculptures for her plants. She put herself through college by working in a nursery propagating tropical plants.

5. She attended UC Davis, where she studied horticulture, but changed her major to elementary education after her first semester. She transferred to UCLA and graduated with honors in 1954. She would be a 3rd grade school teacher for many years, then a supervisor of student teachers at Fresno Pacific College.

6. She met my dad, Arthur Laemmlen at UC Davis. They were secretly engaged, attending different universities for 3 years. They married in 1954 in a simple ceremony in the Chapel of Roses in Pasadena, California.

7. Their honeymoon trip took them across the country to Maryland, where Art worked as a hospital administrator for 2 years. As a Mennonite conscious objector, he refused to go to war. This was his assignment instead. Grace taught school in Hagerstown, earning $2,800/year.

8. Grace and Art went to Europe after their two years in Maryland. They toured and visited Laemmlen relatives during their several weeks there, living out of a VW convertible.

9. In 1956 they moved into an old farm house on road 52 in Reedley, CA, next door to my grandparents, Rudolf and Elsa. My dad started farming their 30 acres of alfalfa, vineyards and orchards. In 1957 my brother, Paul was born.

10. I was born in 1959, and my younger brother, Eric was born in 1962. In 1961 my dad joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and my mom returned to the faith of her childhood.

11. Our family was happy and enjoyed life on the fruit farm, although mom was more of a city girl. She really enjoyed gardening and canning fruit and did plenty of both.

12. Mom always struggled with asthma in the old farm house. Dust everywhere was a problem for her. She always had her inhaler nearby.

13. In 1967 we tore down the old house to build a new one in the same place. We lived in a 30-foot trailer for 5 months as our new home was built. Mom and dad designed every inch of that home. As a little girl I remember them staying up late in the evenings working on something called “house plans.” The home became a model home and was on many home tours. Shag carpet was new then, and we loved going barefoot inside.

14. Mom was creative. She loved oil painting and watercolor. During several summers, she took design and calligraphy classes at UC Santa Cruz which lasted several weeks. She enjoyed entertaining and gardening. Everything always looked nice in artistic ways.

15. Mom was a really good cook. She didn’t need recipes. She was intuitive in the kitchen, knowing what flavors complimented each other. She also took many cooking classes. She made excellent breads and soups. She loved to use a Wok. She loved making Swedish and German foods from our family’s heritage. Saturdays were baking days. We loved her cinnamon rolls and Kuchen best.

16. Mom loved children’s books and taught us all to read (from Dick and Jane readers) before we attended school. We always had lots of books in our home and we were all good students. Mom taught me to love the smell of books.

17. Mom struggled some years with depression and her health. Sometimes during those times, she struggled with her weight. Marriage became difficult for my parents. They divorced in 1988 after 33 years of marriage.

18. Mom was private and a bit reclusive in her older years. She liked to be alone. She moved to Orem, Utah in 1994 to be near us. She enjoyed reading, gardening and watching the stars with her widowed neighbor friends. She loved classical music and her apartment was always perfectly organized. She loved keeping things in Ziploc bags and she folded laundry perfectly.

19. Mom died on a beautiful Halloween afternoon in 1998, unexpectedly, with no warning. She had all of her decorations and treats set out for her grandchildren, who would come to visit, but who would find her gone for now.

20. On the day she died, there was not a thing out of place in her home. No dirty laundry in the hamper, no old food in the fridge, no trash in the wastebaskets. She had spent the morning cleaning oil off her garage floor. Every single thing in her life was in it’s proper place, as if she knew her home would soon be exposed to all after her departure. Appearances were always very important to my mom. She wanted things “just right” and that’s just the way she left them.

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Fidella Barker, daughter of William Barker and Mary Ann Holt, b. 30 Oct 1880

Birth Announcement–“Ogden Standard Examiner” 30 October 1880
BARKER–To the wife of William Barker of Mound Fort, on Monday morning Oct 25th, 1880, a fine 9 pound daughter. Mother and child well. Father is very well, in fact he is proud, it is his 13th.

Fidella died 14 April 1884 in Ogden.  She was 3 years old.

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Roberta Turley b. 28 Oct 1898 and Arthur Tanner, Arizona Pioneers

Tanner, Arthur and Roberta Turley

Roberta Turley and Arthur Tanner

Unflinching Courage pp. 559-561

Arrhur Tanner was born Sept. 19, 1892, in Sr. Joseph, Arizona. He was the eighth child of Henry M. and Eliza Ellen Parkinson Tanner. The Tanner home at the time he was born was located a few miles east of town and was known as the Tanner Ranch. Arthur’s parents were early risers and hard workers and they required the same attributes of their children. They were always up and had the morning chores completed before daylight.

When Arthur was ten years old, his father took a herd of A.C.M.I. sheep to raise on shares and Arthur went with him to graze the sheep around Heber during the spring and summer. However disaster struck in the early part of May when a snow storm came and covered the ground with ten inches of snow, causing many of the ewes and lambs to die. With this loss his father turned to freighting for a living. He would haul a load of freight to Keams Canyon and then load up with lime from their pits there and haul it back.

Arthur was taken along to help drive the horses. In 1910 Arthur went to Snowflake to attend the Stake Academy. He lived one year with his sister Eva and one year with his brother LeRoy. He especially enjoyed the sports and at one time held the record for the high jump, being able to clear 6 feet 2 in. It was while in Snowflake that he met his future wife, Roberta Turley, youngest daughter of Theodore W. Turley and Mary Agnes Flake.

Turley, Fred, Lowell and Roberta

Fred, Lowell and Roberta Turley 

Tanner, Roberta Turley

Roberta was born October 28, 1889, at Snowflake, Arizona. Her parents lived on a ranch at Aripine where Roberta lived most of her girlhood, riding horses and doing the chores assigned to her, and going into Snowflake to school. Her mother died when she was twelve and her father married Salina Smithson to take over the raising of his motherless children. Roberta lived for some time in the home of her oldest brother and his wife, L. Barr and Grace Freeman Turley.

In 1912 Arthur joined the state militia and four years later, in 1916, he and his brother LeRoy were called to serve in the Mexican War. As they were leaving Bishop John Bushman called them to him and gave them his solemn promise that if they would live up to their religion and do good they would not have to stay for more than three months, and that they would return in good health. Three months to the day they were back home, having suffered no more serious accident than Arthur breaking his right ankle.

In 1914 Arthur was called to go to Snowflake and take the first preparation course for the then new Boy Scout Program. On February 12, 1917, Roberta Turley and Arthur were married at Snowflake by Howard Shumway. Then in April of the same year they traveled to Salt Lake City and were married in the Temple.

The first few years of married life were spent in farming. Arthur worked on the dry farm in Chino Valley with Laron Bates. In 1922 he bought into a dairy business founded by R. C. Tanner and Alonzo E. Bushman in St. Joseph. They furnished milk for the town of Holbrook.

Later Arthur bought out the other two and started to haul milk into Winslow. Other stockholders were allowed to join in and the dairy became the Joseph City Dairy Association. Arthur sold his interest and went to work in the construction business with his brother Rollin and John Turley. Later he moved to Winslow where he ran a ranch for a few years, and then became a maintenance man for the school there, which job he held until his retirement in 1961.

Turley, Roberta and Arthur Tanner Familiy

Arthur and Roberta Tanner Family

Arthur’s church work has included assistant both first and second, as well as Superintendent of the Sunday School in Joseph City and Winslow. He was assistant to the Stake High Councilman in charge of Ward Teaching and is a Stake Missionary. He sent one daughter, Genevieve on a mission to the Texas Mission in 1937. Arthur and Roberta are the parents of eight children, all of whom are married. They have 23 grandchildren.

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Alfred John Sabey b. 1907, Lehi

Sabey, Alfred John b. 1907

Alfred John “Jay” Sabey < John Richard Sabey < Charlotte Amanda Bushman < Charlotte and Jacob Bushman

Bushman Family History by Newbern I. Butt, p. 36 (published 1956)
Residence: Midvale, Utah. Grad. of Jordan High; two years college work at USAC. He is purchasing agent for Utah Idaho Sugar Co. Mission to Central States, part of time as Mission Pres.; Bishop of Midvale 2nd Ward for 6 years; Stake Clerk 13 years; now Supt. of 2nd Ward Sunday School.
The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 482-483  (published 1978)
Alfred was born Oct. 27, 1907 in Lehi. He married Bertha Lind Oct. 2, 1934 in the Salt Lake Temple. Bertha was born Febr. 27, 1908, daughter of Niels and Sarah Ann Nelson Lind.

Following in the footsteps of his father, Alfred John Sabey spent his entire career as an employee of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Co. He filled a mission for the Church to Arkansas 1928-30. Both Bertha and Alfred John have been active in the Church and he has served as bishop for six years. Bertha died Sept. 4, 1967. Alfred married Aileen Jordan Bagley Sept. 29, 1972 in the Salt Lake Temple. She is a faithful Church member and active in the Relief Society.

Children of Alfred and Bertha Sabey:

Linda Sabey, born June 22, 1937; married Lee Marsh Ashton Jan. 15, 1960 in the Salt Lake Temple. She graduated from BYU, taught elementary school, and is very active in the Church— presently as Relief Society president. Her husband has served as a bishop and presently as Stake Sunday School President. They have four children: Lisa, John Mark, Lichelle, and Alan Lee.

John Wayne Sabey, born Dec. 10, 1939; married Marie Bringhurst Sept. 10, 1964 in the Salt Lake Temple; graduated from BYU and received Ph.D. from Michigan Univ. He served a mission to Japan and is now a professor in Asian Studies and the U. of Utah. Both Wayne and Marie are very active in Church. They have three children: Clark Wayne, Colleen, and Carolyn.

Janice Sabey, a twin, born Dec. 2, 1945; married Harold Brent Carroll June 10, 1968 in Salt Lake Temple; graduated from BYU in Elementary Education and Child Development; both are very active in the Church. They have three sons: Stephen Brent, Jason Scott, and, Tyler Shawn.

Jerrold Alfred Sabey, a twin, born Dec. 2, 1945; married Linda Fern Nay on Aug. 24, 1971 in the Salt Lake Temple. He served a mission to Southern California, a stake mission, and they both have been very active in Church auxiliaries. They have two children: Brian Jerrold and Laine Earl.

Sabey, Alfred John &amp; Bertha Lind headstone

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