Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Grandma Ada Irene Stuart

Warning! This is going to be a long post.

My dear sweet grandma, GG to my kids passed away on Monday! She is incredible! I love her and miss her already, as do our kids. We've had the opportunity the last couple of years to take her to church with us and spend some really great time building memories that I hope my kids never forget her and what an amazing woman she is. She shares a birthday with one of my girls and they loved to celebrate every year that they were birthday sisters. She taught me so many things mostly how to love and serve everyone! Tonight is the viewing and tomorrow the funeral so we have a couple wonderful days ahead of us to spend time with family and friends. I thought I would post a couple of pictures and her obituary from the local paper.

Ada Irene Stuart, 87, a long time resident of Inkom and formerly of Tyhee was reunited with her eternal companion, Monday, January 19, 2009.
Ada was born June 17, 1921 in Rose, Idaho to John Oscar Chaffin and Veda Irene Matthews. She was the oldest of six children. She had 2 sisters, Vera and Alice, 3 brothers, Roscoe, Fred, and John. She attended school in Henry, Lavaside, and Blackfoot, Idaho.

She married her sweetheart, Claude William Stuart, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on September 21, 1942. They lived in the Tyhee and Pocatello areas until 1960 when they purchased a dairy farm in Inkom which they operated until 1975. The farm was later developed into the Stuart sub-division and the Stuart Sports Complex.

Ada was the proud mother of 3 sons and 1 daughter. Stephen (Wende) of Pocatello, Argina (James Swenson) of Fort Collins, Colorado, Roscoe, (Betty Ann Wasuita) Mountain Green, Utah and Dean (Treina) of Chubbuck. She cherished her time with her 18 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

Ada was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served faithfully in all of her church callings, touching the lives of many through her service in Relief Society, Primary, Young Women and approximately 8 years as a set-apart temple worker in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.In 1978 Ada and her sweetheart served an honorable, fulltime mission to the Hawaiian Island Mission which included the island of Yap.

Ada was known as a great comforter through her service and love to others. Known not only for her acts of kindness and comfort but for the many “Grandma blankets” that she and grandpa made which continue to comfort her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to this day. As a little lady she was a giant of a worker. She and Claude worked side by side, farming, milking cows, picking raspberries, canning fruit, raising a family and creating a beautiful yard. Later in their retirement years, they worked for several years for Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel.

Ada was famous for her rhubarb pies which she would often give to those who stopped to visit. Until health issues made it impossible, Ada and Claude would attend any important activity that involved their family whether it was in Idaho, Colorado or Utah.

Ada was preceded in death by both parents, her siblings, her sweetheart Claude, her son, Roscoe, and great-grandson, Braxton Young.

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Quality Home Care and Creekside Hospice for the incredible support during the recent few weeks.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January, 22nd at 11 am at the Inkom Ward Chapel, Inkom, Idaho with Bishop Gordon Lish of the Inkom 1st Ward officiating. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 21st at Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel 510 N. 12th Ave. from 6-8 pm and also on Thursday, January 22nd, from 10-10:45 am at the church. Interment will be in the Inkom Cemetery. Visit for online condolences.

We love you GG (great-grandma)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It has been one SICK!!!! month.

I don't have any pictures to go along with this post, then again, I don't think you really want to see the blood, pus, scabs, and stitches that went along with the last month in the Young family. We started our excitement with Meggan having double ear infections in early December. (antibiotics) Gracie was next with ear infections as well. (antibiotics) Then the week before Christmas Dustin ended up in the ER which resulted in having his appendix removed. (antibiotics & pain meds) MaKady had a scheduled surgery the week after Christmas to have her tonsils and adenoids removed. (antibiotics & pain meds) I woke up the morning of her surgery with a massive head cold. Then to wrap it all up Meggan got strep throat last week. (antibiotics again.)We joke that our house has become the Young hospital and pharmacy. Mom had to keep a chart on the fridge as to who needed what drugs and when. Everyone was finally well to go back to school yesterday. YEAH!!! Lets hope we've had our turn for awhile. Hear's to a healthier 2009. PS Dustin wanted me to add we will be taking donations to help cover all these wonderul medical bills. Maybe that is the picture I should post when we get them all.