Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lots of visitors

This has been a busy two and a half weeks. My sister Eva and her husband Jim arrived on the 9th of October. They drove out from West Virginia. They wanted to come to Kent funeral but we decided that it would be better for all of us if they came this fall when they could spend some time with me. They were here for 15 days. I really enjoyed having them. We spent a lot of time at home just being together. I felt sorry for Jim as I know that he had to of gotten bored with the two of us. He kept saying that he wasn't bored and if he had of been bored he would went and done something. We did go to Yuma to visit with Ali and family while they were here. Ali just had to many things going on to come up here. We spent time at Nicole's, too. Eva wanted us to spend her birthday together. It had been fifty-two years since we had been together for either of our birthdays. Her birthday was on the 23th and they left on the 24th. Chris, one of Kent's sons, flew in the morning that they left. I went to the airport and picked him up. I did manage to get the sheets washed and back on the bed before I went to the airport to pick him up. He came down from Utah to run in a "Half Ironman". He did the competition today. He didn't do as well as he had hoped but that is ok. It was great having him here. He reminds me so much of his dad. I took him to the airport this evening. He has to go to work in the morning. Hope he feels up to it. Now I have an empty house. (Sad)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Been to Yuma

I went to Yuma on the 2nd of October and spent a few days with Alison and her family. We had a great time working on PTO stuff, setting at Sam's Club on a floor model sofa, having lunch together and just spend time together. MaKenzie became my hair dresser while I was there. She brushed and combed my hair and put all shapes and sizes of barrettes in it. She had fun and I enjoyed having my hair messed with. I returned home on the 6th and started getting things ready for my sister and husband's visited. They will be here either tomorrow night or early in the day on Thursday. I am excited for their visit. I haven't seen them since Kent and I left their place last August, after she was released from the re-hab center. I have been spending a part of every day with my daughter, Nicole, that lives here in Queen Creek. She had a baby on the 8th of September. She has four little ones. The oldest turned six on the 29th of September. I love feeling that I am needeed.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Back from Alaska and have a new grandson

I spent nine days in Alaska the last of August with my son Randy and his family. They live in Soldotna. We did a lot of the Alaska things. We floated a couple of rivers. On one of the float trips we shared the waters with a grizzly bear. That was a first for me even after living in Alaska for 18 years. We picked Alaskan berries two days and made jams and jelly. It was a very enjoyable trip. It was good to get home. I had one day and then some friends from Mesquite, NV came and spent four days. Nicole, my daughter, kept telling me that she would wait to have her baby until I got back from Alaska and my friends went home. They left Sunday and she had her baby on Monday. She was true to her word. Wish Kent could of been there for the birth of this grandson. It is awesome to see a baby enter this world. He is a cutie. I have gone to Nicole's house every day to hold the baby so that she can get things done. Nicole now has four under six years of age. She is doing well. I am proud of her. Hopefully, she will get to enjoy this baby. With all of her other babies she has either been working or building a home. I am doing ok. It is lonely but I am doing the best that I can.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

On the road again!!!

Thought I better let people know what is going on at the Biddulph household. I spent this last weekend with my daughter, Nicole, in Queen Creek. Her husband was out of town for the weekend and she is expecting next month and she is noted for delivering early. No baby, thank goodness. We had a nice time. Things are going good. I still need to sale the motor home and Kent's motorcycle. A friend is working on selling the bike and I have put the motor home on a consignment lot in Sun City. I have done all that I know how to do. Hopefully, the Lord will step in and help. If I could get these two things taken care of, I would feel pretty good about where I am at in this process of taking care of business. The next couple of weeks will be busy.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Taking care of business!!!

Another week has come and gone. I have spent a lot of time with my daughter, Nicole, that lives here in Queen Creek. It is so good to have her near by. I am still trying to take care of business. I have placed the motorcoach on an e-bay auction site. Hopefully, this will assist me in selling it. I am dealing with all of the medical bills that are coming in. There is a lots of tracking that has to be done to be sure that everything is being paid. So far so good!!! I did get out last week and do my visiting teaching. It is nice to have some sisters that I feel responsible for. Life is good but "lonely". I know that Heavenly Father is aware of me and my situation.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Back with blogging!!!!

Kent has been gone for two and a half months and it seems like forever. This has been a difficult time. I don't know how people deal with death when they don't have the gospel and know that they can see their love ones again. I am trying to get the business end of things taken care of and health insurance for myself. Hopefully, tomorrow I can get the insurance taken care of. I am trying to sell Kent's motorcycle and our motorhome. It will be hard to see the motorhome go as that was our home for seven plus years. We lived in the motorhome longer than we did in any of our homes. We went to lots of great places and served our mission while living in the coach. I just got back from Idaho and Utah. I went up to Island Park and spent time with Kent's sisters and then spent time in Utah with the children. I felt that I needed to go and spend time where Kent and I spent our summers. I knew the longer I waited the harder it would be to go. I got back home, just yesterday, the 26th of July. I visited with a couple of our missiionaries, Elders Jacobson and Layne, while I was gone. It was fun to see them and hear what is going on in their lives. I can't believe it will soon be five years since we came home from our mission. How time flies "sometimes"!!!! I will try to update this on a regular bases.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Kent's Obituary, his picture wouldn't post, but there was a very nice picture of him in the paper along with this.


Kent F. Biddulph
(December 21, 1940 - May 16, 2008)

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend returned to his Heavenly Father on May 16, 2008 surrounded by his family after a short, but courageous battle with leukemia. Kent F. Biddulph was born on Dec. 21, 1940 as the fourth child of Floyd and Melba Biddulph in Coalville, UT. In his early life, he lived in South Eastern Idaho and was the football quarterback at Idaho Falls High School. On August 8, 1961, he married Karen Grover in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple. They were blessed with eight children. They later divorced.
He had a love of the outdoors and a particular love of Island Park and Targhee National Forest. This led him to pursue a degree in Landscape Architecture and he served twenty years in the U.S. Forest Service and then in the Bureau of Land Management. He designed many of the campgrounds in Logan Canyon and many other public areas in use today. He enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling, and long motorcycle rides in the mountains. He was an Eagle Scout and remained active as a Scout leader throughout his life.

On Jan. 25, 1992, Kent married Sharon Dobbs in Gig Harbor, WA and gained another four children. He became as much a father to them as his own children. They moved to Yuma, AZ where he retired and began to enjoy life as a full-time RV and motorcycle enthusiast. He loved summers in Mack’s Inn and enjoyed being with his grandchildren.

He was proud of his children and grandchildren and always encouraged them to do their best in life. As a grandfather, he learned to crochet and used this skill to bless his grandchildren with handmade afghans.

Kent and Sharon served an LDS mission in the Illinois Peoria Mission and Kent served as a Branch President. The Nauvoo Illinois temple dedication was a highlight of their time there.

Kent is preceded in death by his father, mother, and one brother who died in infancy. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two sisters, Jerrie (Richard) Madison and Lyn Metcalf. He is also survived by his twelve children: Teresa (Scott) Deru, Glen (Genette) Biddulph, Kari (David) Smedley, Jodi (Dustin) Goodwin, Bret (Hillary) Biddulph, James Randall (Jessica) Dobbs, Samuel Dobbs, Chris Biddulph, Nicole (Joel) Anderson, Lisa (Scott) Ray, Becki Biddulph, and Alison (Jeremy) Devey, 40 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, many close friends, and his puppy, Kenai.

A viewing will be held at the Combe Road LDS Church (6350 S. Combe Road, Ogden) on May 18, 2008 from 6-8 pm and again Monday, May 19, 2008 from 1-1:45 pm. Funeral services will be held on May 19, 2008 at the same location at 2:00 pm. Internment will follow at the Coalville, Utah Cemetery.

Funeral directors, Walker Mortuary, Morgan and Coalville, UT.