Robert Blair Kramer (Bob)
1921 ~ 2013
Robert Blair Kramer was born on March 7, 1921 in Inglewood, California, to Edward M. and Rowena Brachard Kramer. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 9, 2013 at the age of 92.
Dad grew up the second of two children in Inglewood, and attended his schooling there. During his high school years he was able to fulfill his dream of playing varsity football on his Inglewood High School team. He was very passionate about football and was an avid 49ers football fan. For many years mom and dad had season tickets to the 49ers games in San Francisco. No matter where he was, he would find a way to either watch or listen when they played.
Dad joined the Navy right out of high school and was trained as a radioman. He served before and during WWII as a radio operator on the USS Idaho out of San Diego. While stationed in San Diego, he met and married the love of his life, Virginia Mae Slaughter. After he was honorably discharged, at the end of the war, mom and dad moved from San Diego to Santa Rosa, California to start their new life together.
After arriving in Santa Rosa, dad went to Santa Rosa Junior College to learn the art of refrigeration. Upon completion, he opened a very successful refrigeration business, which he owned and operated for many years. He later sold the business and entered into the business of property management.
After a few years living in Santa Rosa and the purchase of their first house, they were blessed with a baby girl. They named her Deborah Lee. Dad spent many hours learning photography and taking countless pictures and movies of their new baby and the family.
Mom and dad shared many hobbies over the years. They always shared each other's love of going camping, fishing, and rock hunting. Many Thanksgivings and Christmases were spent in a small trailer way out in the middle of the Mohave Desert.
Learning to fly and playing golf also became two of their favorite hobbies. Dad purchased a small single engine Cessna after both mom and dad earned their private pilots licenses. They enjoyed frequent trips to San Diego to go dancing and play golf at one of their favorite golf courses.
Mom and dad enjoyed life to the fullest until mom passed away in 1994. After a few years dad finally consented to move to Nephi where he resided until his passing.
He is survived by his daughter, Deborah (Merrill) Sanders of Nephi, Utah. His grandchildren: Troy (Jennifer) Sanders, Grantsville, Utah, Tena (Warren) Pickens, Boonville, Mo., Krista (Kris) Ardohain, Nephi, Utah, and Korry Sanders, Nephi, Utah, as well as 11 great-grandchildren; Kalli, Izaiah, Brielle, Sadie, Ashlee, Jake, Cole, Luke, Kade, Kaiya, and a new baby.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Edward and Rowena Kramer, 1 sister; Kay Kramer French, and his wife; Virginia Mae Kramer.
Graveside services were held Monday, October 14, 2013 at Vine Bluff Cemetery in Nephi, Utah.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Oveson, Dr. Taylor, the nursing staff at the Spanish Fork Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Spanish Fork and Red Cliffs Assisted Living in Nephi for their excellent care and attentiveness during dad's stay at their facilities.
Glade Edwin Booth
Glade Edwin Booth was born February 21, 1938 in Nephi, Utah. His parents were Mildred Manwill and Frank Henry Booth.
Glade graduated in 1956 from Juab High School in Nephi, Utah and left the next day for Victorville, California, which was his "off and on" home for years. He worked for his uncle, Allen Taylor at Wherry Housing and had various jobs before joining the Navy in September 1957. He served until September 1961 and was discharged with the rank of Petty Officer, 2nd Class. Glade's first assignment was at China Lake Naval Test Station, in California. He was assigned to the USS Hornet (aircraft carrier) and he joined the ship in Tokyo. He visited Hawaii, China, Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Okinawa (where his dad had been injured in WWII). After his military service Glade had various jobs in Utah and back in Victorville, CA. where he worked for Tatum Construction and where he met his wife-to-be, Eleanor Natalie Russell ("Bobbie"). Glade worked for a time for Thermoid Rubber, where his father Frank was an executive. In 1977 he opted for a higher paying job at the coal mines of Carbon and Emery County, Utah which were eventually operated by Utah Power and Light. He left his ranch property in Nephi Canyon and moved to Mt. Pleasant, Utah which was much closer to his work. He made the coal mine job into a career and worked there from 1977 until he retired in 2000. Glade was an expert mule deer and elk hunter. He was an expert game "spotter" and a crack shot. He also enjoyed watching football games and his horses. In his younger years he was very handsome and he loved fancy and fast cars. He loved being retired and living in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.
He died on October 11, 2013 in Provo, Utah. He is buried in the Booth plot at the Vine Bluff Cemetery in Nephi, Utah. He is survived by his children, Ernest C. (Jill) Booth; Frieda K (David). Nattress; Anthony L. Booth; Rabyn Sorensen; Ryan Glade (Callista) Booth; brother, Jon Tracy (JoAnne) Booth; 22 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bradley.