Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My Grandmas Obituary

Dorothy Stratton

Dorothy Louise Coe Stratton

Hurricane, Utah

Dorothy passed away peacefully on Friday May 24, 2013 at the age of 84. She was born on December 21, 1928 to Nathan Harold & Blanche Olivia (Nielson) Coe in Snowville, Utah. Dorothy's family moved to Boulder City, Nevada when she was 4 years old. There she grew up and graduated from the Boulder City High School. She married Winston G Stratton on May 2, 1947 in Boulder City, Nevada. They were later sealed in the St. George Temple. They lived in Boulder City for a while then moved to Hurricane, Utah where they lived for the rest of their lives. They enjoyed spending every summer at their cabin in Antimony, Utah.

Dorothy was tiny in stature but didn't let that get in her way. She had a spunky and feisty personality and could do about anything that she put her mind to do. She loved to garden, sew, crochet, read and collect cookbooks, make quilts and SHOP! She served in the LDS church in many positions throughout her life. She was a kind and generous person and loved to help people. But, her family was the most important thing to her. Dorothy's pride and joy were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Brian (Bernice) Stratton of Hurricane, Utah and Tracey (Lisa) Stratton of Hurricane, Utah; 15 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren; sisters: Zina (Bob) Alves and Celia (Earl) Keele; brother-in-law, Neil (Laurel) Stratton; and sister-in-laws: Naida Bess and Marlene (John) Johnson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Winston; parents, Nathan and Blanche; brothers: Harold, John, Victor & Nathan Coe; sister, Esther Pease; brother-in-law Glenn Stratton; and 1 great-grandchild, Gunner Bracken.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hurricane LDS 14th Ward Chapel, 272 South 700 West, Hurricane, Utah. Visitations will be held Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary located at 140 North Main Street and on Thursday, prior to services, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel. Interment will follow at the Hurricane City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary, (435) 635-9922. Please visit our website at for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.

A special thanks to The Hurricane Beehive Home, So. Ut. Hospice, the Hurricane 14th Ward and the many neighbors, friends and family who were always so kind to her.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy 6th Birthday Brielle and a few other things.

Tonight I sit here recovering from Gallbladder surgery. I am pretty miserable so I will not type a lot.

I wanted to wish this little girly girl a Happy Birthday Tomorrow.
 I can't believe she is 6, Brielle is so sweet,happy,all the time. She loves to shop and cook.
 She is super smart, She is in Kindergarten but reads on a 2nd grade level.

 She love to dance and have fun.

 Here She is with my sweet Grandma Stratton, She passed away yesterday. We will miss her so much. She was a great Grandma.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

One crazy weekend

All I can say is wow. Life has hit us hard the last few days. The flu, A hospital visit, and a trip to the doctor for a broken arm. Baxter has been very sick, a trip to the hospital showed he had a few problems, I wont say what they are because it would embarrass the poor kid. But he with some help with a bunch of meds and he is much better. We have all had the flu. Bodel has had it the worst poor thing. She is doing much better. I was holding her the other night and she started puking everywhere. Jason was trying to catch it with a blanket, Meanwhile Bristol jumps of the couch and comes up screaming with her arm not looking so good. There I sit covered in puck and a kid screaming with her arm broken. It has been a ruff weekend and I'm glad to have it behind us.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Disneyland " I'm with the band "

Jason and I got  a chance to accompany Bridger down to California to Disneyland for a few days as Chaperone's. We had a blast.

 Friday Morning we loaded the bus's at 130 AM. Yes that is AM. With over 70 students and around 20 adults.

 We arrived at Disneyland at 9:00 Am. Friday we got to spend the day at Disneyland and the kids were performing during the day at different times.
Jason and I were in charge of 10 students that included Bridger.
Bridger would not stand for a picture, So his friend carried him over to me.

 and all of his friends held him in the picture.
 We spent 2 days at Disneyland and had to check in threw out the days with our kids, But other then that we were free to play. We spent the 2 days with another couple from our ward and a friend of ours from are ward. And one of Bridger's teacher's that we got to know well. The 6 of us had a blast.
 it was so weird not to have any strollers, or little kids to chase around.
 We ran into Bridger here and there, He was way to busy for his parents.
 and this was the best log ride I have ever been on. With the 6 of us. We laughed so hard and I'm not sure if we peed our pants from laughing or was soaking from the ride.
 We finished Saturday night at the World of Color my favorite thing to watch. We left California at 11:00pm Saturday night and arrived home at 5:00 am. 3 nights of no sleep and 2 full long days in Disneyland and I am exhausted. But it was a great trip.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May Day

This past weekend we had the May Day Dances for the Elementary School. Boston and Brielle both got to perform. Boston is in 5th grade and Brielle kindergarten. This was Boston last year of May Day.

 Boston got to braid the Maple.
 once by himself
 and once with Jason
 Then got to do another dance, I'm unsure what it is really called put we call it the pole dance.
 He had a great time. And did super good.
 Brielle was all smiles and got to do the Parachute dance.

 She loved it. And man is that girl a little dancer.

 Grandma and Grandpa Baker got to come
 and the little girl's had fun just running around.