Grandma’s Peach Crisp

Yesterday seemed like the perfect day to make my grandma’s peach crisp. She made the best peach crisp! We would have it at her house while I was growing up after family dinners. My mom would also make it for us. It was always a favorite!

Yesterday I made it for my family with my sister’s homegrown and canned peaches! It was so yummy! My four and five-year-olds ate all of theirs and even asked for more! It is nice to have family recipes to pass down to my own children and to be able to share some of the tastes of my own childhood.

My grandma also had this recipe published in her Relief Society’s recipe book back in the day. Hopefully many families have been able to enjoy it over the years. I am including the recipe here for others to enjoy!

PEACH CRISP- Recipe by Alice Hanney Tucker

Bake 1 Hour at 325 degrees. Use a 8x8x2 Pan.

Drain 1 lg. Can Peaches (Halves or sliced)

Sift together: 1 C. flour, 1 C. sugar, 3 Tsp. baking powder, Dash of Salt, Dash of Cinnamon or Nutmeg. Add 1 cup Milk. Mix well. Melt 1/2 Cube Butter in pan. Add batter. Place fruit on top and bake.

What family recipes have been enjoyed and passed down in your family?

Have a great day!

Charity

Welcoming the New Year!

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2018 is now in the past. 2019 holds so much opportunity for the future. So, what opportunities does it hold for you and your family history goals?

We already have several family history projects planned for 2019. One of them for our own family is to digitize and publish my dad’s journal from his mission. He served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was 19 years old. He served in the California San Diego mission for two years just prior to he and my mom getting married in 1977.

He had many choice experiences that he documented on tape. Some years ago my mom went through and transcribed those tapes. This was prior to a good word processing program. We are going through and retyping, reformatting, etc. this journal. We have been scanning in photos from his mission to include in the journal as well. Our hope is to professionally bind a copy of the journal for each of my sisters and their families. Eventually, we want all of the grandchildren to have a copy of this journal as well.

We want all of our family to be able to know what he was like at this particular point in his life. It has been enjoyable to see what he was like at this young age and what things he experienced. His mission shaped his life and helped him to become the man that he wanted to be.

Luckily, there is a lot of talent in our family to assist with this project. One of my sisters, Andrea, is a graphic designer. I imagine her talents will come in handy with this project! Lucky her!

There are so many things that each of us can do to record and preserve our family history. My dad’s mission journal remake is just one of them that we want to do for our own family.

Our hope is that all of us can find ways to preserve our history during this next year. Let us know what projects you are planning to work on! We can share in the journey together!

Happy New Year!

Charity Hepworth- Faces of our Past

John Robert ‘Robby’ Van Duren #1956 – 2017# – Find A Grave Memorial

The link provided below is to our husband, father’s, and grand-father’s Find a Grave memorial page. He is greatly loved and missed. He is the reason we started “Faces of our Past” to begin with. He continues to inspire us to do our best each day. This business is dedicated to him. We hope to sustain his belief in eternal families through family history research for our clients and their families.

 

Source: John Robert ‘Robby’ Van Duren #1956 – 2017# – Find A Grave Memorial

 

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After eleven years of bravely and valiantly, without complaint, fighting three rare liver cancers our dearly loved John Robert Van Duren, 61, was called home on April 19th, 2017 in Smithfield, Utah.

Robby was born February 23, 1956 to John Henry Van Duren, Jr. and Lucille Bird in Reno, Washoe, Nevada. His family moved frequently during his childhood eventually settling in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from West High School in Salt Lake in 1974 and afterwards honorably fulfilled a mission to the California San Diego Mission. Robby loved unicycling, bike riding, camping, the color red, working outdoors, and he loved the Tetons! He was a professional truck driver for over forty years.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His love and knowledge of the scriptures was unparalleled. Home Teaching was a critical part of his life, always consistent. He was a Temple Worker in the Jordan River Temple, and an ordinance worker in the Logan Temple. He was deeply converted to his Faith.

While in high school he met the love of his life Charlene Kay Tucker. They corresponded while he was on his mission and in August 1977 they were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Robby and Kay were blessed with four precious ‘Jewels of Heaven’: Charity LaRae, Heather Lucille, Amber Kay, Andrea Mae, four beautiful daughters who blessed his life forever and later four equally precious sons: Riley, Chad, Ivon and Brian.

Our Robby’s love for his Savior had no bounds. His trust in the Savior also had no bounds. All the decisions in his life were based on that love and trust. Jesus Christ was his best friend. His unwavering faith in his Redeemer carried him throughout all of his trials in life. For eleven years he was carried through the pains and sufferings as the cancer ravaged his body. John Robert Van Duren will forever be remembered as a choice son of God, completely dedicated to His Lord and Savior, his best friend, his reason for being.

Robby is preceded in death by his mother and father, mother in law Alice Tucker, brothers Samuel and Dwayne and sisters: Elizabeth and Loretta.

He is survived by his eternal companion Kay-Kay, four daughters Charity (Riley) Hepworth, Heather (Chad) Pehrson, Amber (Ivon) Cullumber, Andrea (Brian) Thames; 17 grandchildren: Saige, Madison, Emily, Hannah, Kaden, Robby, Ciara, Caleb, Joey, Christopher, Lily, Mallie, Charlie, Jack, Tommy, Annie, Sarah and two more on the way: Brothers: Aaron (Lis), Lorin; Sisters: Marie (Christian) Shreve, Shirley (Marv) Rowley, Michelle, Sarella (John) Anderson; Brother and Sister-in-Law Gary and Pam Russell; Sister-in-law: Ronda Gardner, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by step mother: Vai Van Duren, and beloved “dog” Simba who grieves for him.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 in the Smithfield 4th Ward LDS Chapel 660 West 200 North Smithfield Utah. A Viewing will be held for friends and family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Monday morning at the church. Interment will be in the Smithfield City Cemetery following the services.

The family would like to express their heartfelt love and appreciation for all the prayers and unfailing support that were offered in his behalf. We would also like to express our appreciation for all the doctors and healthcare providers over the years that never gave up on him. Special thanks to Dr. D. Barton Avery , Dr. LeGrande Belnap, P.A. Cara Drury, Dr. John K. Hayes, Jr, Dr. Brandon Fisher and Dr. Ali Ben Jacob and all of their staff and all of the Doctors and Nurses of the IMC Liver Transplant team, and all of the doctors, nurses, aids and technicians at Logan Regional Hospital emergency. They all believed in him.
Extra special love and thanks to IHC Palliative care. They lovingly cared for our Robby and our family. They shared our burdens, provided us with genuine love and compassion and showed us that angels on earth do exist. Thank You Holly, Klea, Kim and Dr. Porter. We love you all.

Keep the Faith, Do the Work and All WILL be well.

After eleven years of bravely and valiantly, without complaint, fighting three rare liver cancers our dearly loved John Robert Van Duren, 61, was called home on April 19th, 2017 in Smithfield, Utah.

Robby was born February 23, 1956 to John Henry Van Duren, Jr. and Lucille Bird in Reno, Washoe, Nevada. His family moved frequently during his childhood eventually settling in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from West High School in Salt Lake in 1974 and afterwards honorably fulfilled a mission to the California San Diego Mission. Robby loved unicycling, bike riding, camping, the color red, working outdoors, and he loved the Tetons! He was a professional truck driver for over forty years.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His love and knowledge of the scriptures was unparalleled. Home Teaching was a critical part of his life, always consistent. He was a Temple Worker in the Jordan River Temple, and an ordinance worker in the Logan Temple. He was deeply converted to his Faith.

While in high school he met the love of his life Charlene Kay Tucker. They corresponded while he was on his mission and in August 1977 they were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Robby and Kay were blessed with four precious ‘Jewels of Heaven’: Charity LaRae, Heather Lucille, Amber Kay, Andrea Mae, four beautiful daughters who blessed his life forever and later four equally precious sons: Riley, Chad, Ivon and Brian.

Our Robby’s love for his Savior had no bounds. His trust in the Savior also had no bounds. All the decisions in his life were based on that love and trust. Jesus Christ was his best friend. His unwavering faith in his Redeemer carried him throughout all of his trials in life. For eleven years he was carried through the pains and sufferings as the cancer ravaged his body. John Robert Van Duren will forever be remembered as a choice son of God, completely dedicated to His Lord and Savior, his best friend, his reason for being.

Robby is preceded in death by his mother and father, mother in law Alice Tucker, brothers Samuel and Dwayne and sisters: Elizabeth and Loretta.

He is survived by his eternal companion Kay-Kay, four daughters Charity (Riley) Hepworth, Heather (Chad) Pehrson, Amber (Ivon) Cullumber, Andrea (Brian) Thames; 17 grandchildren: Saige, Madison, Emily, Hannah, Kaden, Robby, Ciara, Caleb, Joey, Christopher, Lily, Mallie, Charlie, Jack, Tommy, Annie, Sarah and two more on the way: Brothers: Aaron (Lis), Lorin; Sisters: Marie (Christian) Shreve, Shirley (Marv) Rowley, Michelle, Sarella (John) Anderson; Brother and Sister-in-Law Gary and Pam Russell; Sister-in-law: Ronda Gardner, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by step mother: Vai Van Duren, and beloved “dog” Simba who grieves for him.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 in the Smithfield 4th Ward LDS Chapel 660 West 200 North Smithfield Utah. A Viewing will be held for friends and family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Monday morning at the church. Interment will be in the Smithfield City Cemetery following the services.

The family would like to express their heartfelt love and appreciation for all the prayers and unfailing support that were offered in his behalf. We would also like to express our appreciation for all the doctors and healthcare providers over the years that never gave up on him. Special thanks to Dr. D. Barton Avery , Dr. LeGrande Belnap, P.A. Cara Drury, Dr. John K. Hayes, Jr, Dr. Brandon Fisher and Dr. Ali Ben Jacob and all of their staff and all of the Doctors and Nurses of the IMC Liver Transplant team, and all of the doctors, nurses, aids and technicians at Logan Regional Hospital emergency. They all believed in him.
Extra special love and thanks to IHC Palliative care. They lovingly cared for our Robby and our family. They shared our burdens, provided us with genuine love and compassion and showed us that angels on earth do exist. Thank You Holly, Klea, Kim and Dr. Porter. We love you all.

Keep the Faith, Do the Work and All WILL be well.

After eleven years of bravely and valiantly, without complaint, fighting three rare liver cancers our dearly loved John Robert Van Duren, 61, was called home on April 19th, 2017 in Smithfield, Utah.

Robby was born February 23, 1956 to John Henry Van Duren, Jr. and Lucille Bird in Reno, Washoe, Nevada. His family moved frequently during his childhood eventually settling in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from West High School in Salt Lake in 1974 and afterwards honorably fulfilled a mission to the California San Diego Mission. Robby loved unicycling, bike riding, camping, the color red, working outdoors, and he loved the Tetons! He was a professional truck driver for over forty years.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His love and knowledge of the scriptures was unparalleled. Home Teaching was a critical part of his life, always consistent. He was a Temple Worker in the Jordan River Temple, and an ordinance worker in the Logan Temple. He was deeply converted to his Faith.

While in high school he met the love of his life Charlene Kay Tucker. They corresponded while he was on his mission and in August 1977 they were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Robby and Kay were blessed with four precious ‘Jewels of Heaven’: Charity LaRae, Heather Lucille, Amber Kay, Andrea Mae, four beautiful daughters who blessed his life forever and later four equally precious sons: Riley, Chad, Ivon and Brian.

Our Robby’s love for his Savior had no bounds. His trust in the Savior also had no bounds. All the decisions in his life were based on that love and trust. Jesus Christ was his best friend. His unwavering faith in his Redeemer carried him throughout all of his trials in life. For eleven years he was carried through the pains and sufferings as the cancer ravaged his body. John Robert Van Duren will forever be remembered as a choice son of God, completely dedicated to His Lord and Savior, his best friend, his reason for being.

Robby is preceded in death by his mother and father, mother in law Alice Tucker, brothers Samuel and Dwayne and sisters: Elizabeth and Loretta.

He is survived by his eternal companion Kay-Kay, four daughters Charity (Riley) Hepworth, Heather (Chad) Pehrson, Amber (Ivon) Cullumber, Andrea (Brian) Thames; 17 grandchildren: Saige, Madison, Emily, Hannah, Kaden, Robby, Ciara, Caleb, Joey, Christopher, Lily, Mallie, Charlie, Jack, Tommy, Annie, Sarah and two more on the way: Brothers: Aaron (Lis), Lorin; Sisters: Marie (Christian) Shreve, Shirley (Marv) Rowley, Michelle, Sarella (John) Anderson; Brother and Sister-in-Law Gary and Pam Russell; Sister-in-law: Ronda Gardner, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by step mother: Vai Van Duren, and beloved “dog” Simba who grieves for him.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 in the Smithfield 4th Ward LDS Chapel 660 West 200 North Smithfield Utah. A Viewing will be held for friends and family from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Monday morning at the church. Interment will be in the Smithfield City Cemetery following the services.

The family would like to express their heartfelt love and appreciation for all the prayers and unfailing support that were offered in his behalf. We would also like to express our appreciation for all the doctors and healthcare providers over the years that never gave up on him. Special thanks to Dr. D. Barton Avery , Dr. LeGrande Belnap, P.A. Cara Drury, Dr. John K. Hayes, Jr, Dr. Brandon Fisher and Dr. Ali Ben Jacob and all of their staff and all of the Doctors and Nurses of the IMC Liver Transplant team, and all of the doctors, nurses, aids and technicians at Logan Regional Hospital emergency. They all believed in him.
Extra special love and thanks to IHC Palliative care. They lovingly cared for our Robby and our family. They shared our burdens, provided us with genuine love and compassion and showed us that angels on earth do exist. Thank You Holly, Klea, Kim and Dr. Porter. We love you all.

Keep the Faith, Do the Work and All WILL be well.