Saturday, December 11, 2010


Boy howdy friends did I had a rough night last night


It was not fun

For now let's just say that I was stuck on the couch all night

I'll share the story with you tomorrow

Today was Grandma's funeral

There were tears, laughs, and sweet memories shared of a beautiful, wonderful lady

The food was typical for a Mormon funeral:

The potato casserole, aka "funeral potatoes", the roll, the ham, the chocolate cake/brownie, the veggies, the salads (pasta, jello, leaf, etc), the only thing that was really missing was the green jello that is also typical. I told my sister that I was disappointed, and she said "it's either green jello, or orange jello with carrots, and there's orange jello with carrots right there."

Who knew??

Obviously not me.

It's one of my favorite meals though, so I'm not going to complain :)

I'm going to close for the night...I hope you all had a good day :)


 "Lucy" Lucretia Maude Copley Yorgason, 94, passed quietly away on 5 December 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and four sisters, her son Gary, and her cherished husband of fifty-four years, John Gayle Yorgason. When her sister Beatrice died unexpectedly in 1951, leaving her brother-in-law Gayle with four small children, Lucy, a Canadian citizen, soon found herself in the midst of a long-distance courtship. Ten months later she and her two children joined with Gayle's family in Utah, and this new eternal unit was completed two years later with a son, their seventh. A hard worker, Lucy fostered a strong work ethic in her children. She also helped instill in them a sense of the spiritual, using as a guide the scriptures and her own unwavering testimony of the Savior and his restored gospel. Service was important to her, and before too many years she was utilizing her seamstress skills helping Gayle support their four missionary sons. She also delighted her daughters with beautiful, "Lucy-made" clothing. A true lover of beauty, Lucy was gifted as a silk floral designer, an artist, a violinist, a poet, a journal keeper, a carpenter and builder, a barber, and a horticulturist and gardener. Until a few weeks ago she was still working in her beloved gardens. After Lucy retired as manager of BYU Laundry's alterations department, she and Gayle served a two-year mission in Tennessee. Returning home Gayle was called as a Patriarch, and Lucy had the joyful opportunity of welcoming into their home many hundreds of friends and neighbors. This continued after Gayle's passing, and Lucy's caring, inspiring words of counsel and comfort, are treasured by many. Lucy is survived by four sisters and her children - Marilynn "Lynn" (Ron Elliston), Gary (deceased) (Teresa), Blaine (Kathy), Judy Ostermiller, Brenton (Margaret), Valerie (Edward Platt), and Gregory (Kristine). She is also survived by 44 grandchildren, 103 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, 11 December 2010 (Lucy's 95th Birthday) in the Fountain Green, Utah.


Dazee Dreamer said...

aaahh funeral potatoes. They do sound good and they might just be on the christmas dinner menu.

Cheeseboy said...

Those funeral potatoes are either really good or really bad. Those ones look good but I don't know how many I have thrown away after one bite.

Glad you got to celebrate the life of your grandma. She sounds pretty awesome.

Sandra said...

My sincerest condolescences....and...that's a lot of jello for one gathering...

Anonymous said...

103 great grandchildren??? HOW COOL!!!!!

Who wrote this piece about Grandma? It is beautiful! :) :)

Rough- why? I'm waiting to hear. Did you do the back to back movies? Is that why? Sleep well, tonight. :)

p.s. I think Grandma wants me to tell you that she was pretty impressed with the service. :)

Bossy Betty said...

Funeral potatoes--I know them well. Loved reading about your grandmother. She was a special person. said...

Sounds like an amazing woman who lived a rich life.
Green jello or orange jello with carrots? I'm with you. I'd prefer the green jello.
Blessings. xo

nicole ...given said...

haha i love how mormons activities are always mix and mingle or something with the same letter in the beginning.

Jami said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Wow! What a legacy she left, though. It sounds like she was an amazing woman.

jayayceeblog said...

I am so sorry about your grandma - she sounds like an amazing woman!