Nedra Recognized as Honored Pioneer
Mom and Dad are the parents of six children. Derek, the oldest, passed away after 12 days. Scott, Eric, Alex, Leslie, and Brice followed. Life with five children, maintaining two households, one in Oakley and one up Goose Creek, would be plenty to keep her busy. Somehow she managed to squeeze in organ and piano lessons from 1956 to the present day, teaching literally hundreds of students to play the piano/organ. Among these has been many of her grandchildren and her great grandchildren as well. She served as president of the PTA, board member of the Oakley City Council, as a member of the Cassia Memorial Hospital board, as well as on the board of the Oakley Valley Arts Council. All this while serving in many capacities in her church, including president of the Relief Society, president of the Primary, and president of the Young Women, as well as the ward organist for years. Dad passed away in 1998. Even without the support of Dad, she has continued playing a major role in the family business as the bookkeeper. She finally retired from the ranch books in 2020, having done this for well over 50 years.
She is known, especially by her family, as a wonderful cook, and to this day, is the hostess of all the major holiday events. Her yard is always beautifully manicured and though fairly recently she turned over the grass mowing, she’s still in charge of all the flowers and flowerbeds around her house.
She has made quilts for all of her children’s weddings, all of her grand children’s graduations and weddings, and says she still has three left to make.
Her greatest desire is that her family remains close, and a source of strength to each other. She has organized multiple family-get-together’s, and does all she can to be present for any big events in the lives of her children and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.