Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Robert Brush

Fredonia - Robert was born May 4th, 1929 to William Coke Brush and Vida Beck Brush. He passed from this life on Feb 11, 2009 at his home in Fredonia, Arizona. He married Dianne Chappell on December 23rd, 1958. From this union 4 children were born, Robert William Brush, Lorene Faye Gilbert, Dan C. Brush, and James Sherman Brush. Robert worked most of his life in the drilling business; he worked on oil rigs from Canada to Texas. In 1981 he moved his family from Erda, Utah to Fredonia, Az. He and Dianne purchased the Shiprock Motel, and was the drilling Superintendent for Energy Fuels Nuclear, he retired in 1991.

He is survived by his wife Dianne, 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Robert William, Lorene Faye (Lorin), Dan C. (Angela), James Sherman (Desiree'), Grandchildren; Riley, Heather, Danyele, Cody, Clayton, Baylee, Wade, Rachelle, Alyssa, Rhett, Kamryn. Brother; Caydon Brush in Amarillo, Texas, and sisters; Esta Faye Brush, Iren Crow of Itasca, Texas, and Betty Ruth Wilkins of Lubbock, Texas.

Robert is preceded in death by his Parents, step-mother; Pearl Duckett Brush, and brothers; James C. Brush, William C. Brush, Richard Brush, Kenneth Brush, and JR Brush.

Funeral services will be held February 14th, 2009 at the Fredonia LDS Chapel at 12 Noon, the viewing will be from 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM prior to the service. Burial will be in the Fredonia Cemetery under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ethel Mae Maxfield Chappell

 This is not the best image, but in a pinch it will work right now.
This is Ethel Mae Maxfield Chappell, born on the 11th of October 1879 in East Loa, 
now called Lyman, Utah.  She is the youngest child of Elijah and Helen Maxfield.
She married George Alvin Chappell on the 28th of February 1900 at the age of 20 in Manti, Utah.
She died at the age of 85 in Lyman on the 15th of April 1965.
She is the mother of Glenn Sherman Chappell.
A very common image of Ethel is the one below.

Another great image of her, and less known is this one.
A much younger Ethel.
You can tell it is cropped from a group photo. If anyone knows of the entire photo, everyone would love to see it as well.  Any memories of Ethel would also be great.  Feel free to share.

Monday, September 26, 2011