Wednesday, April 16, 2014


On Monday at the age of 100 my amazing wonderful inspiring great grandfather passed away. 

He wasn't doing very well so we kind of knew it was coming but it shocked me how hard it has been for me. He was one of the most wonderful men I have ever met and I am so grateful that I got to spend almost 22 years with him. Most people don't get to even meet their great grandparents so I know I am lucky.

He started his life off with nothing and to see all that he has accomplished in his life is a testament to how hard of a worker he was. He built the most amazing life and everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him will attest to that fact. And despite all of the amazing things he has done with his life the thing he is most proud of is his family. He leaves behind 2 children, 13 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. 

 I am so so proud to be his great-granddaughter and I hope he was proud of me as well. If I can even be 1/10th of the person that he was I will be happy with my life.

(And here is a link to his obituary if you want to read it)


  1. Oh Anna! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! I didn't know any of my great grandparents but all of my grandparents have died and it's one of the hardest things that I've gone through. I love you, but more importantly, Heavenly Father loves you!

  2. What a great example to have and such a lovely tribute. You're well on your way to 1/10th! =)