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S: B.S & R.I.B.S

FC: Our Family Traditions & Cherished Memories 2010 | Bob & Ruth Shoell

1: Bobby Dear carried this very picture of me in his wallet for 65 years. 1944-2009 He was 18 when he enlisted in the navy, a Senior at PGHS with big plans of becoming a Doctor. He was stationed at the Naval Hosp. in San Diego. | Ruth Ilene Beck Born Sept.. 26th, 1928 | Frederick Robert Shoell Born March 14th, 1927

2: Bob contracted tuberculosis while serving in the navy along with 100"s of men. He was sent to the Fitzsimmons hosp in Denver that dealt strictly with TB. These men were told by the doctors that they had 5 years to live and a lot did not survive that long. Bob was worse than most of them His doctors told other medical personal that "A power greater than our medical skills is keeping this boy alive." Bob was in the hosp for 2 yrs! He had 4 surgeries removing a total of 7 ribs. After each surgery they would place 4 - 5 lb weights on top and underneath his lung hoping to collapse it.. This did not work and they eventually removed his lung. I would take the train as often as I could wanting to be there when Bob came out of surgery, sometimes recognizing him only by the ruby ring he wore! | Jan 1947 - Oct. 1949 | "The Miracle Boy" | Bob made this rug. He taught himself how to crochet rugs during his 2 yrs in the hosp. | Bob's dog Dixie

3: I started playing the accordion about 4th grade & later taught private lessons at Summerhays Music Co. in SLC | I met Bob when I was in 7th grade and he was in 8th. KOVO radio had a music contest with a cash prize which Bob really wanted to win! I ended up winning and boy was he mad! | Earl & I were Drum Majors at PGHS

4: Nov. 2nd 1949 | Two weeks after Bob was released from the hosp. we were married. We did not go on a honeymoon because he was too weak. | He was a counselor in the Timpanogos Stake Presidency for almost 10 yrs. | Bob served in the 2nd ward Bishopric, and was set apart by LeGrande Richards. | Bob worked 18 mths. as a counselor to Don Lundberg in charge of tickets for people to go to the Timpanogos Temple open house. | I also helped with the tickets and Bob had the opportunity to be the 1st person through the veil. | I have served as Pres. in all the organizations beginning at age 18 when I was called as MIA Pres.. We both sang in the Timpanogos Chorale for 23 yrs. under the direction of our dear friends Les & Catherine Reese. | Bob's journals | Blessing Grandkids

5: Legion Of Leaders Top Car & Truck Salesman in 4 states, winning several trips!

6: * Timpanogos Temple * Golf * Porcelain Dolls / Sewing * Trumpet * Painting pumpkins * Fishing * Accordion * Arby's * Garden * China Light Cafe * Fun * Beefy Boy Tomatoes * Purple Turtle pinapple Shakes * Buttermilk / Ranch Dressing * Designed their home * Silver Beaver Award * R.I.B.S * Crooked Spine * Kubato Tractor

8: "Pappy & Ilene" | Earl Antrim Beck | Ilene Prince Beck | Born April 16th, 1899 | Born April 28th, 1902 | Mike couldn't say grandpa, he said "ranpappy" which became "Pappy,." Mom asked me to call her Ilene when we worked at Geneva Steel & Mike soon started calling her "Ahh lene" which has carried on for almost 60 yrs.

9: You can see Pappy standing by the front porch if you look closely! | Memories | * Ilene's keepsake Santa * Singing the song "Love At Home" * Going to the GRA Christmas Party, * Seeing Santa Claus * Coming home with a stuffed animal and a box of " Starkles." * Catch Ilene peeking!

10: Beck Family Reunions "Square em up" | * Square dancing on Pappy's back patio * Swing your little Murtle till she pops her little girdle / The Bossanova | * Dinner on the back patio * Playing ball at the campus * Lining up according to age * Ilene's mashed potatoes sprinkled with paprika and melted butter | * Bottled pop in the garage * April yard clean up

11: Ilene hid Ben's bat in her pants * This is why we call her our "Spunky Ilene" * Pappy giving kids horsey rides * Playing on the wedge shaped pillows. 1-2-3-ROOOOOLLLL * Playing marching band with the blue capes in the attic * "Ilene! We have distinguished visitors! * " Ilene! Fix them something to eat!" * "Oh Hell Earl"

12: Elizabeth Fisher July 10th 1903 | "Mim & Freddy" | Frederick Spiers Shoell Oct.. 8th 1902 | Christmas 1962 Mim, Cutsie & Freddy | Mike couldn't say grandma, he said "mima" which became Mim. almost 60 yrs ago. | Freddy died in 1963

13: Shoell Family | * Mims crocheted hankerchiefs * Carmels * Fred branded Marilyn "Cutsie" * Marilyn would say he is "My Freddy" * Black licorice * Mim taught Bob & 5 of our 6 kids 3rd grade * Mim's Artwork | Mim's first drawing at age 10 of their jersey cow. We have several of her paintings hanging in our home. | Memories | Bob was 14 yrs older than David his brother

15: Our Family | Pam | John | Jim | Marilyn | Judy | Mike

16: Casper | Pouty Bear | Gaylord & Beannie | R. Michael Shoell 1st child, 1st grandchild

18: 1965 We moved into the home Bob and I designed and Judy was born. 155 East 200 North PG. UT

19: Stubby & Skipper | Lots of baseball games / salt water rinses | Home made dresses / lots of basketball games / cheerleading | New (used) cars after graduation / Basic training / Mowing lawns | Memories | * Fishing on the Provo River * Meeting the girls for a picnic at the Wildwood Park * Midway ice cream cones * Sharing a mug of A & W rootbeer poured into little mugs * The Pink Pig * Winding the maypole * Pheasant hunting * Slip-n-slide * Playing in the irrigation

21: Fun Times * Speed reading program in SLC * McDonalds drive thru * Marilyn is queen of the peas * Mike playing "Baby Elephant walk" & " Wendy" on piano * John singing all the time

22: 1963 Passion Play Mt. Rushmore | Family Vacations

23: July 2010 San Diego naval hosp. where Bob was stationed Lake Louise A;lberta Canada where we went on our honeymoon 1 yr after we were married | * A rig and a jig and away we go! * U.. P. You Bet - We Can Handle It! * Bob finds a ballgame on the radio * Chevy Awards - * Same trip every summer * Bob goes golfing we shop & swim * Is the water warm in the pool? * Grab bags * Fishing on the Madison * Church on Sunday - Always saw someone who knew Bob * Eating breakfast out of the trunk * Cold cereal & cinnamon rolls * Feeding the fish | Traditions

24: Ambassador in West Yellowstone We are on the postcard | 1985 Bob & I took the Whole Family !!

26: 31 Wonderful Grandchildren

28: 21 Beautiful Gr. Grandchildren

30: Easter Traditions | * Orchid corsage * Big Easter hunt * Big kids hide goodies for little ones * Adults hide goodies for big kids * I show them a basket of all the treats * Find 1 of each kind of treat * Find all the treats 1st - Get a prize * Lunch * Color lips with robin eggs & attack Marilyn with kisses

32: Halloween | * Pumpkins out of the garden * Paint faces on big pumpkins * All our kids come to our home trick or treating * Take pictures of all the different costumes * Everyone goes home with treats.

34: Strawberry Days | * Set up chairs early * We sit on the corner by Pappy's apt's. * Hamburgers for lunch at home * Go to the carnival * Give kids money to buy tickets * Strawberrys out of the garden * All day swimmng & playing at our home

36: Monthly Get Together | * We celebrate all the birthdays in that month, any special event or holiday. * We rotate who gives the lesson & where it is held. * Sometimes it's a swimming party, dutch oven, or special dinner. * For Ilene and Pappy's b-days we meet at Arbys because they loved it * On our grandkids 8th b-day we gave them their 1st set of golf clubs * Golf tournament, winner gets $25 * Release balloons * Yard clean up or special project .

37: 1st time seeing Wendi's twins

42: Christmas | * Family Christmas party with Santa * Chili & scones * Singing Christmas songs * Ruth playing songs on accordion * Santa gives a gift to each child * Dancing with Santa & his bells * Nativity performed by the grandkids * Breakfast brunch on Christmas Day * Scrambled eggs. ham, orange slices, pancakes, cold milk, orange juice * Gift opening

46: Traditions | * Pick out the biggest ponderosa tree and have it flocked * Ilene's GRA party * Christmas eve - deliver a box of starkles to friends and Bob's work associates. ( a trunk full ) * Look at Christmas lights * Listen to the Santa report on the radio to be home in time for kids to put our socks * Christmas morning - wait for Pappy & Ilene to come up before letting the kids see gifts. Sometimes Mim & Uncle Dick * Kids wait at the top of the stairs until Bob yells okay, then lookout! * An orange & deodorant in socks * Go see what Santa brought the married kids & meet back home for breakfast & gifts. * Open gifts at Pappy & Ilene's

47: Bob's last Christmas 2008

49: 1927 -Bob Shoell - 2009 | It's Christmas time again and we miss Bobby Dear. We love all you kids very much and hope everyone will remember the good example Bob set and try to live as he did. All my love, Mom

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