My Grandpa passed away last week. His funeral was on Monday, Oct. 29th in St. George Utah. He was a great man with a strong testimony of the Church. And loved his family very much. His passing was very unexpected,we thought that he would out live his brothers and sisters. But that just goes to show that Heavenly Father has a different plan. My Grandpa was a very organized man, he had already written his eulogy and had basically the whole thing planned. The first songs that were sang were sang by his brothers, sisters and grandchildren. They were Love One Another and Families Can Be Together Forever. Families Can Be Together Forever is one of my favorite church songs, I can never make it through this song without tearing up, so to stand up and sing this song in front of everyone at my Grandpa's Funeral made it even worse. I think that I cried trough 90 percent of the song.
He was a very humours man. He loved to tell jokes and play pranks on people. I remember one time while we lived in Logan he came and stayed with us for awhile. Brooke loved Sizzler so my mom toke all of us out to dinner one night, Brooke kept going back to get olives so my Grandpa told her that if she ate to many olives it would make her ears turn black. She immediately turned to my mom and said "is that true", so my mom being just like my grandpa said "yes so you better find something else to eat." Being a little disappointed she stopped eating the olives and found something else to eat. He also used to tell Brooke that he had a miniature trumpet that was in his mouth, she would beg him to play it all the time. He taught me how to throw food in the air and catch it in my mouth. We are going to miss him very much, but we know that he is happy.
We have a very large family. My grandparents had 10 Kids together. Max, his second wife had 3 kids, that my grandpa considered his own. So it makes for a huge family with a total of 31 grand kids and 33 Great grand kids. But it was great to be able to see so much of our family. I have cousins that I haven't seen in about 12 years. So it was a lot of fun being able to see everyone. Especially all the new babies. This isn't even 1/3 of my cousins a lot of them were not able to come, and some had to leave right after the funeral. I just wish that we had been able to spend more time with them and under different circumstances.