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Okay. I have a dilemma.

Between some back pain work and a root canal.. demerol fog.. I remembered that I never replied to an email, about this site, from my cousin Ruby.  Now I can’t find it and I’m left with the idea that I dreamed it instead of received it.

So, Ruby.. if you are out there, please email again.  I’ll keep trying to find your email.  (I think I read it on my phone is why its lost.)

Its so exciting to be in communication, with family, because of Facebook or Blog Posts.

I noticed a different last name, that, of course, I didn’t write down.. So I can’t look for you on Facebook.. but I’ll try.  Facebook Me, Ruby.

Lots of Love, Cousin Heidi

PS: I often drop names in blogs, in case anyone Googles Themselves.. and last week, my cousin, Selena, found her name dropped. Isn’t that fun?  Drop a name into your posts and see what happens.  I love the internetz.

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Week Two: Winter Memories

1. I was born and raised in San Diego, California.

2. I never owned mittens until I was an adult.

3. I’ve never shoveled snow.

4. I’ve never salted a walk.

5. I’ve never dripped my faucets.

6. I’ve never owned a pair of snow boots or a rain coat.

7. I’ve never made a snow angel.

8. I’ve never been on a snow mobile.

9. I have seen it snow.

10. I have scraped a windshield and dealt with frozen window fluid, while traveling.

My winter memories are much different than most because I grew up in the land of milk and honey.  The perfect weather that I didn’t appreciate until well after I had moved away.

Weather patterns, in Southern California are usually wet and dry.

Winter is wet.

The most drastic “wet” that I remember would have been around 1977 or 1978.  It rained so much, the San Diego river swelled up into the shopping centers.  The traffic was readjusted and bus schedules changed because there was only one way over the valley.. interstate 805.

Nothing else much changed, in winter, where I lived.  I didn’t ever use an umbrella or I got more soaked than not using one. We still walked and took the bus wherever we needed to go.  Life didn’t change much.

One time, my cousins Dolly and Ruby were over and my mom allowed us all to go out and walk in the rain.  What a grand day that was.  We were soaked but happy little kids.

We had no snow days where I went to school.

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November 30, 2008 – Gerald “Jerry” Schwab passed away.

Jerry loved the outdoors and loved to challenge himself with outdoor activities.
He especially loved scuba diving and riding his ATV. But his all time favorite was hunting. He was an avid deer, antelope, elk, duck, goose and pheasant hunter. He also enjoyed fishing, ice fishing, snow skiing, snowmobiling, water skiing, camping and many for outdoor adventures.

Jerry took the time to teach his children about the outdoors, the beauty and history of the wilderness and how to survive.

Funeral services for were held in Afton, Wyoming. Jerry is survived by his wife, Ottrie R. Schwab; his children, Ruby Wronkowski; Dalene ―Dolly‖ Ikegwuonu; Paul (Ruth) Palmer; Grace (Lynn) Watterson; April Palmer.

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Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend peacefully passed away May 14, 1999 at her home in Salt Lake City, UT.

Born January 5, 1917 in View Idaho to Leander Armstead Moffett and Rose Hannah Gomm Moffett. Attended schools in Cambridge and Burley, Idaho before moving to Star Valley, Wyoming, where she attended school and graduated from Star Valley High in spring of 1934. She met Joshua Wilford Schwab in high school and they married August 14, 1934 in Star Valley Wyoming. Three children: Nelda Joanne, Francis Geneal, Gerald Josh “Jerry”.In 1947, the family moved to Marshall, Arkansas, where they owned and operated Searcy County Dairy Products (Cheese Factory) and a dairy farm. During this time Nelda became an expert bookkeeper and accountant, as she took over the financial responsibility for the cheese factory. Nelda was an active member and president in the local chapter of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of


They moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1958. Nelda was the office manager and bookkeeper for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, Inc. During this time she was a member of the Association of Professional Women Accountants. She retired in 1978.

She married Lorenzo (Renie) Allison August 11, 1978.

Nelda is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Wiliam, Rex and Leonar; daughter, Joanne; husband, Josh; and second husband, Renie Allison.

Nelda enjoyed a long and productive life and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by daughter, Francis Geneal (Harry) Shouse; son, Gerald Josh “Jerry” (Ottrie) Schwab; sisters, Fern (C.W.) McBride; Ruth (Leon) Machen; Joye Brough; brothers, Russell (Margie) and Bob (Wanda) Moffett; eight grandchildren, Collette Landwer, Tara Guba, Robert Shouse, Philips Shouse, Mary K. Shouse, Harold R. Shouse, Jr., Ruby Wronkowski, Dalene Schwab and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held in Afton (Star Valley) Wyoming at the Schwab Mortuary, 44 East 4th Ave., May 19, 1999 at 1 p.m. Interment, will be in the Afton City Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, May 24, 1999, at 7 p.m. at the Goff Mortuary, 8090 South State, Midvale, Utah.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society for cancer research.


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