S: Rex & Linda Strebel
FC: "IT ONLY TAKES A SECOND TO SAY 'I LOVE YOU' BUT A LIFETIME TO SHOW IT." - TERESA COLLINS | Mr. & Mrs. Rex Strebel August 26, 1959
1: Linda Marie Leatham about 2 years old. Rex Vernard Strebel about 6 months old. | They are so sweet!
2: Rex Vernard Strebel | About 8 to 10 months old
3: Linda Marie Leatham | About 6 to 8 years old
4: Mom, 7 years old- playing in the snow. 1949 | And so the story begins...
5: Dad loved his horse, Star. He rode it quite often.He was about 4 years old here. Here he is posing for a picture, how handsome is he? About 9 to 12 years old. 1946-1949
6: Left: Dad in grade school or junior high- about 12 to 14 years old. 1949-1951. Cute smile huh? Below: looking a little serious, about 7 or 8 years old, 1944, 1945
7: Left: mom in a dress up outfit, so cute. She's 7 years old 1949. Below, standing in her driveway, on Harrop St. 12 years old. 1954
8: He was 18 years old when he joined and was in for 3 years 9 months and 12 days. A few months after he returned home he met mom. | He was 18 years old and was in the navy for 3 years 9 months and 12 days. A few months after he returned home, he met mom, and the rest is history. | Dad is on Star again, he loved that horse. About 7 or 8 years old. Here he is in the Navy. He joined in June 1955.
9: Dad was on liberty leave from the Navy and went to the San Diego Zoo (hence, the gorilla behind him). He is sitting here, hmm... what IS he doing? Writing a letter maybe? 1957, 1958
11: Mom, 14 to 16 years old. 1956-1958
12: Left- dad about school age, hangin' with the guys. Below- taking his turn with getting his beard shaved. Crazy guys. \About 1954- 1959
13: Mom at different ages, still cute and pretty in every picture. What a sweet, loving woman she is. Dad is blessed to have her as his wife and us girls are blessed to have her for our mom. About 1952- 1962
14: Mom is 'hanging' on the clothesline in her backyard on Harrop Street. | Mom at about 16 or 17 years old. 1958- 1959
15: Mom standing by the mailbox 1954 12 years old | She's playing on a pogo stick. July 1954 12 years old
16: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. ~Cathy Allen | Mom & Dad were up Logan Canyon at this cave that had water coming out of it. This was 1959 while they were dating. They went with dad's mom & dad, Vern & Ethel Strebel.
17: "A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you." | August 26, 1959
19: Nadine Strebel, Rhea Grover, Maxine Jonas, Reva Pearson, Linda & Rex Strebel, Dale Strebel, Larry Strebel, Dean Leatham, Jimmy Leathem. Bottom: Gary Leathem, Steele & Mae Leatham, Ethel & Vern Strebel, Sally Strebel. Aug, 26, 1959
20: Mom & Dad's Marriage Certificate
21: "This day I will marry my friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love."
22: "Believe in happily ever after, and it will come true"
23: Mom & Dad signing the marriage license
24: Mom, 17 years old. So pretty. | Mom & Dad were so much in love. They have a love that is rare and eternal. They always showed their love for one another & always in front of us kids & others. They showed us by example what love is. We are so blessed to have such wonderful parents who love each other so strongly & love us girls just as strongly.
27: Mom & Dad with the best man and matron of honor and brides maids. They all look so nice.
28: This was Mom & Dad's second apt. they rented, 2265 Monroe Blvd. Their first apt was on Harrisville Rd. They lived here for about one to one and a half years.
29: so many | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share. | Mom & Dad 1960 | Dad 1961
30: Dad fishing 2/1961 | Dad 1961 24 years old | FUN
31: It's The Little Things In Life That Matter | Dad standing by his red Ford truck, he loved this truck. He looks so macho, 1970's. | Mom & Dad, Aug 1962. Don't they make the cutest couple?
32: Mom & Dad by the back porch of their third house, 720 2nd St. The middle picture is them on Easter 1967, 25 and 30 years old. | Good times. | Dad and Mom bought the house on 2nd Street from Dad's Mom and Dad in 1960, 1961.
33: Mom & Dad, late 60's early 70's. So young.
35: Mom, Rexann, Dad, Robyn, Tonya. Sandy is in Mom's belly. 1970 | Robyn, Mom, Sandy, Dad, Rexann, Tonya. 1970. Sitting on our couch on 2nd Street.
36: Family picture Robyn, Tonya, Mom, Dad Sandy, Rexann 1970
37: Gone camping- Dad & us girls, Mom's taking pictures. 1971-1972
38: Mom & Dad standing by Dad's red ford truck- early 1970's, what a cute couple. Dad & us girls standing by his truck 1971, Dad had his hands full. Dad, here in 1971 at 34 years old. He's so handsome!
39: Us girls on Easter morning, matching with our green overalls. We always got a big bunny rabbit, We loved it. 1974. Above, Easter 1977? We all got Pooh Bear, Tigger & Eyeore. Mom always spoiled us- She's the best.!
40: Tonya, Mom, Dad, Sandy, Robyn & Rexann about 1974 or 1975 camping at the Strebel family reunion. We always had so much fun.
41: CAMPING | Always so cute together. | Mom & Dad kissing 1979. Here they are camping in 1976. And Mom is here resting while camping about early 1980's. We always went camping in the summers and we loved it.
42: Mom & Dad dancing, 1975. They used to go dancing quite a lot & always had a good time. Us girls picking cherries at Grandma & Grandpa Leatham's house- I think we ate more than we picked. 1974 or 1975.
43: Hug a little, Love a lot!! | Dad & Mom standing by Ron Smith's airplane. Ron was Dad's cousin who had a plane and would sometimes take them for rides to Wendover and around Bear Lake. They had a good time. Summer 1978 Mom & us girls in Heber City, riding the Heber Creeper. We went down to Bridalveil Falls & back. They would sing & dance on the train ride. 1975
45: Mom & Dad different pictures 1979, 1980. Right,: Dad gave Mom some red shoes for Christmas as a joke & she got him some black shoes, silly kids. Botton far left: they are sitting in their motorhome. | Middle: Dad standing by the red car, and below right: Dad on his 43rd birthday, Feb 9, 1980
46: Tonya, Rexann, Robyn, Sandy. Halloween 1976?. Mom used to always make Halloween sugar cookies & we would decorate them. YUM!
47: Dad & Mom sleeping on the floor....what? were we the ones wearing them out? Most definitely!! 1980 | Snowflake, our dog had puppies & they were the cutest little puppies ever, we would hold them all the time. Tonya, Rexann, Sandy about 1977, 1978
48: Tonya, Dad, Mom, Robyn, Rexann, Sandy. Family picture 1980. It's all about FAMILY!
49: Mom & Dad 1980. They look really nice in this picture. Almost matching jackets. We have such great parents, we couldn't ask for better ones. We are so grateful they are ours.
50: Dad looks like he wants to say something... 1980 in his Garrett uniform. Mom & Dad relaxing in a swing chair we had by the back door. Aug 1982
51: Dad sitting by the microwave in his Garrett hat, and here he is standing in the kitchen on 2nd St. in a black hat, he liked to wear this hat and decided to pose for a picture. I wonder if Mom really wanted to have her picture taken, she almost looks like she's saying, 'don't do it'. Yeah right, we did it anyway.... we weren't scared of her......much. Hehe 1986 ish.
52: Dec. 1982 | Mom & Dad 1982 at Tonya's first wedding. Dad has the cutest smile here.
53: Mom & Dad standing in front of the motor home on 2nd St. This is them at Robyn's first wedding 1986
54: Summer Time! | Dad sitting on the deck after it was all built... ahh now to enjoy it. 1989. Mom & Dad posing together in the kitchen on 2nd St. How cute! 1987. Dad golfing 1987.
55: Mom & Dad laughing while sitting on the cupboard, they always made each other laugh. They are boating down at Lake Powell, they used to go camping a lot and do a lot outdoors. Mom is here looking a little sassy! Late 1980's | Always smiling! | Mom & Dad sneaking a little kiss up at Darrell & Helen's cabin..good times
56: Mom & Dad in the 1980's 1990's. Isn't Mom styling with the sunglasses~ is blue her color? Dad & friends built the deck behind the house & him and Mom standing by the new doors. Yay for them!
57: Mom | Mom 48 years old. Aug. 1990
58: Mom and Aunt Rae went to Wendover, these are a couple pictures of them having fun. The middle picture is Mom at her brother Dean's house
59: Yum...cheese and crackers!! Relaxing in the hotel room in Wendover. Hmmm? I wonder how much money they won? More important, how much fun did they have? Let's hope a lot! 1980's, 1990's.
60: Happy retirement day dad! We all love you so much! | Dad retired from truck driving! I bet he was really glad about that.
61: Mom & Dad in the 1980's & 1990's. Left middle picture was when Mom worked at Hill field. Bottom left, Mom posing on Christmas Day 1992. Dad was posing in front of his truck when he drove for Swift.
62: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. -Joyce Brothers | They are 4 wheeling at Darrell & Helen Strebel's cabin. August 1993 Fun times. | Mom wearing a bonnet hat- doesn't she look cute. At the Leatham/Bodrero family reunion. June 1995
63: Left top: dad just relaxin' in the chair. Bottom left: Dad's birthday. Bottom right: Dad looking like 'I dare you...'. He's really a big softy. Feb 1999. He's the best though.
64: Married 40 wonderful years! | Linda & Rex | This was at Mom & Dad's 40th wedding anniversary party.
65: Sandy, Tonya, Rexann, Robyn at Mom & Dad's 40th party!! What a great example we can follow. August 28, 1999
66: For Mom & Dad's anniversary, Mom said Dad could ride in one of these planes, he's always wanted to do this. Doesn't he look cute? He reminds me of Snoopy, the 'Red Baron'. | August 2001 The Ogden Airport
67: Mom is so cute! 8/2001 | Dad, so handsome! | August 26, 2002 Mom & Dad's 43rd wedding anniversary. They are so cute together just like the very beginning of their relationship.
68: "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." -Dr. Seuess | Mom here posing for a picture in the living room. We've always told her she is cute and up to date with the times. | Mom & Dad smiling for the camera. They are such a cute couple!
69: We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. | Rex & Linda Together Forever!
70: Happiness is....YOU!! | So Happy together!
71: Mom~ June 2003. So pretty! | We love you Mom!!
72: Dad- Jan 13, 2008 What a great dad he is! | Rexann, Tonya, Sandy, Robyn, Dad. Jan. 20, 2007 on Sandy's wedding day. Us girls sure love our dad!
73: What can you say about the two best parents in the world? One thing, we are very grateful that they are our parents, who wanted us and love us so very much. They were always there to help us and listen to us, Dad still is. Life growing up was crazy like every family is but there are so many wonderful memories about our childhood and things we did as a family. Things we all did together and how close we have always been and how close we are now. That is something that we all cherish and enjoy. Mom & Dad have said over the years that they enjoy it when all us girls get together because we end up laughing and laughing and it's just fun to sit and talk together as sister's and friends. Mom & Dad have always been there for each other and for us girls, Dad still is today. How grateful we are for that. Growing up, we would spend many many weekends together just watching T.V. & playing games. Mom would pop popcorn on the stove while Dad would count & us girls would go hide and he would come find us. Going camping and standing outside the trailer looking at the milky way.. going fishing, floating down the green river. Plus, just talking together with them and also talking to them individually. So so many good memories. Tonya, Robyn, Rexann & Sandy, we love our parents so very much.