Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sister Alice Dean Anderson

I've been trying to add Ali's address to the side bar for a couple of weeks now with no luck (blogger is having issues) I'll keep working on it but for now I'll post it.
Drop her a line, she'll love it!

Sister Alice Dean Anderson
Nevada Reno Mission
1146 Prater Way
Sparks, NV 89431

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A visit to Chile

In January Jerry & Chriss, Janet & Ardean, and Wiley & Maria flew to Santiago Chile to visit Calvin and Susan.  Calvin and Susan planned a wonderful trip to the southern part of Chile.  We traveled in a small bus with our driver, Arturo.
Chile is beautiful! We saw volcanos, penguins, waterfalls, historical forts and many other sites.  We ate lots of good food and tried some new foods (some better than others).  We laughed and learned and had a great time together!

Thank you Calvin and Susan for hosting us!!

Here are just four of hundreds of photos we took:

 Lunch at a German style restaurant as we head south.
We were wheeled out on this cart to the boat that would take us to see the penguins on Chiloé.
 The view of a bit of Santiago from San Crist√≥bal hill. We went up in a cab and walked down. The view from the top showed city for miles in every direction.
Our driver, Arturo, and the women.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Our hearts are heavy

Randy with Maddie.
(photo from Katie & Bryan's blog)

Randall M. Allred

Randall M. Allred, 62, a longtime Royal City resident passed away Friday, December 14, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving wife and children.
He was born on October 31, 1950 in Ithaca, New York to Wells and Loriol (Cox) Allred, the third of seven children. He spent his younger years living in Utah, Peru, and Philippines prior to moving to the Columbia Basin at the age of 12. His passion for work started as a youngster, helping on his grandparent's dairy. He loved playing sports, attended Big Bend Community College, worked on a fishing boat in Alaska, and served in the Air Force.

He married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Kay Fallis on April 3, 1970 in Royal Camp, WA. Randy and Nancy started their farm, orchard, and feedlot on the West end of the Royal Slope. He served as a Board Member for the Quincy Columbia Basin Irrigation District for 29 years and as a Grant County PUD Commissioner since 2003.
Randy taught his family the value of hard work, determination, and to be passionate in what you believe in. He was a strong man who loved his family and was our great "protector." Randy always made time to share a bowl of ice cream with his greatest legacy, his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Kay Allred of Royal City, WA, three children Lesa (Michael) Buster, Andy (Danyel) Allred, and Bryan (Katie) Allred all of Royal City, WA, and 10 grandchildren: Jadyn, Savanna, Wyatt, Jace, Braydon, Randi Kay, Caden, Jillian, Maddie, and Sam. He is also survived by his siblings, Calvin (Susan) Allred of Wilcox, AZ, Lowell (Colleen) Allred of Ephrata, WA, Jerry (Chriss) Allred of Royal City, WA, Janet (Ardean) Anderson of Royal City, WA, Jeff Allred of Cheney, WA, and Wiley (Maria) Allred of Royal City, WA, and numerous nieces and nephews. He has been reunited in heaven with his parents, Wells and Loriol Allred.
Viewing will be from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Royal Slope Chapel. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 20th at the church. Burial will follow at Royal Memorial Gardens. Please sign the online guestbook or leave a note for the family at Arrangements are in care of Kayser's Chapel & Crematory, Moses Lake. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Children's Heart Research Guild, 4800 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Allred Olympics 2012

Friday night,  just missing a few.  What a great family!

The 2012 Allred reunion was held at Suncadia, Washington hosted by the Wiley and Maria nation. The theme was Allred Olympics 2012 and we held opening ceremonies the same day as the 2012 summer Olympics.

second cousins

30 of the 37 first cousins
Rian, James, Michael, Brett, Tyson, Ashlee, Austin, Kara, Derek, Lesa, Bryan, Jason, Mark, Russell, Janae, Sarah, Nicolas, Alice.
Carter, Shelley, Melanie, Shaina, Dexter, Jared, Andrea, Emily, Erin, Loriol, Kayleen, Ashlyn.
Not pictured but at reunion part time: Andy, Elisha, and Brent
unable to attend: Brianna, Justin, Matthew, Rebecca

The parade of nations: 
Calvin's Crew

Lowell's gang

Randy's Rowdies

Jerry's nation

Team Janet

Wiley's Wranglers

The family heads of state.
Wiley, Janet, Randy, Jerry, Lowell.  Missing Calvin who is in Chile.

The youngest and oldest cousin share a birthday.
The reunion was well attended with all but 4 of the 37 first cousins making an appearance sometime during the weekend.  
The Wells and Loriol family by the numbers as of July 27, 2012:
7 children
37 grandchildren, 25 years from the oldest to the youngest
75 great grandchildren with 3 on the way, oldest is 19, youngest born this day.

It was great renewing and strengthening family ties and meeting new members of the family.
Wiley, Ashlyn, Dexter & Sarah, Jon, and Carter did a great job day one (and the whole weekend) as Brianna and Jack were bringing the newest family member into the world and Maria and Elisha were with them.  Maria and Elisha then joined the festivities on Saturday.
What a memorable weekend in so many ways!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Calvin and Sue's next adventure:MTC President Santiago, Chile

From LDS Church News: Nov 5, 2011

Calvin W. Allred, 64, and Susan Roana Owens Allred, eight children, Chile Missionary Training Center; Willcox 2nd Ward, St. David Arizona Stake. Brother Allred is a former president of the Texas Houston South Mission, counselor in the Arizona Tucson Mission, stake president, bishop, high priest group leader, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Andes South Mission. Self-employed pecan farmer. Born in Logan, Utah, to Wells M. and Loriol Cox Allred.
Sister Allred served with her husband in the Texas Houston South Mission and is a former ward Relief Society president and counselor, ward Young Women president and counselor, counselor in a ward Primary presidency, nursery leader, and seminary teacher. Born in Panguitch, Utah, to David Kern and Grace Beckstrom Owens.

They enter the Provo MTC in early Jan 2012 for a few days then head to Chile. We will add their address to the side bar when we have that information.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Heath Eldon Anderson

9 lbs 3 oz 21 inches

born Aug. 9, 2011

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Ashley and Mark had their baby on Tues.  Aug. 9.  He was 9 lbs 3 oz and 21 inches long.  They have named him Heath Eldon.  They are doing well. 

Also Ashlee and Tyler had their baby on Tuesday Aug. 2.   They had a boy.