We are mostly prepared for Christmas, and have most everything wrapped and under the tree now. Keeping Landon away from them for 2 weeks, then trying to tell him its ok to rip the paper on a certain day I am sure will be confusing, but, that's how it goes.
2 more weeks till the boy goes to Nursery and Diana and I can pay attention in Church again! I am sure he will love it.
On the 18th of this month, my Grandpa Sagers died. He had been in a convalescent home for almost 4 years, and it is for the best (for him) but of course everyone who knew him misses him. His obituary from the Tooele Transcript Bulletin is below:
Willard Harris Sagers, church and civic leader in Tooele County passed away peacefully in Salt Lake City on December 17, 2008,at the age of 90. He was born in Lincoln, (Pine Canyon) Utah to Willard and Mabel Harris Sagers on September 22, 1918. He grew up in St. John, Utah where he attended school through 8th grade then graduated from Tooele High School. He attended LDS Business College and the University of Utah where he met his sweetheart, Geraldine Brown, from St. Johns,
Arizona. They were married on June 26, 1944 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Willard was a farmer and a rancher and retired from working at Dugway Proving Grounds. He was a highly skilled self-taught mechanic, worked for several car dealerships and ran an accounting business. He also served as County Clerk for Tooele County. He served in several agricultural associations. He was an active member of the LDS Church and served as Bishop of the Tooele 8th Ward, as a Seventy and on the High Council for the LDS church. He and Geraldine served as Stake Missionaries in Tooele and also served a full time mission in the Johannesburg, South Africa Mission.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine, sons and daughters: Carolyn, daughter-in-law Deborah (Phil) Smart (widow of the late Ken Sagers), Larry (Diane), Joel (Ann), Norene (Wayne) Southwick, Kathryn (Michael) Faudree, Deana (Lyle) Hillier. He is also survived by 34 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Grace, and a brother, Gerald. His son Kenneth, daughter-in-law, Robin, and grand-daughter, Melynn also preceded him in death.
The family would like to thank the staff at Willow Wood Care Center for their kindness and care.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22, at the Valley View LDS Stake Center, 332 E. 1000 North in Tooele, Utah. A viewing will be held in Tooele at the Tate Mortuary at 110 S. Main St. on Sunday, Dec. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. and a second viewing at the Valley View Stake Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral.