Saturday, June 14, 2014


Noble fatherhood gives us a glimpse of the divine. ~James E. Faust

Being a father is a very important calling given to men. I am so blessed to be surrounded by great examples of fatherhood. My husband, my dad and my brother to be specific. They all have a fierce desire to follow the Savior, to be of service to others, to love their wives and children with all of their hearts, to set an example of what righteous priesthood holders should be, to work hard to provide for their families, to play with their children and grandchildren every chance they get and support them in the things they enjoy doing, to be in their business by asking who are you going with? where are you going? how are you really? and giving them a curfew, grounding them when they need it, telling them things that they don't want to hear and then showing forth an increase of love, willing to work side by side with them, to teach and to train them in righteous ways. I hope that my boys and grandsons grow up to be just like them and that my girls marry men who have these same qualities. I know that when children watch and do what their father's do. My husband and brother are great examples of this principle.

I am thankful to my Heavenly Father for putting these wonderful men, husbands, fathers, brothers and spiritual giants in my world.
Happy Father's Day!

Of all the titles or respect and honor and admiration that are given to deity, he has asked us to address him as father. ~Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

In Loving Memory of my Dad--Marvin LeRoy Halliday

Marvin LeRoy Halliday

Marvin & his beloved sweet heart, Elsie
Monday , June 09, 2014 - 6:00 PM
September 2, 1939 ~ June 8, 2014
Our most wonderful Marvin LeRoy Halliday (74) passed away in his home, Sunday, June 8, 2014 surrounded by his loved ones and other caregiver angels. Marv was born September 2, 1939 in Glendale, CA to Edwin Marvin Halliday and Norene Marie Gibby.
Marv married his eternal companion of 51 years, Elsie Margaret Cole, daughter of Edwin Melvin Cole and Evelyn Anna Kmetzsch, August 10, 1962, in the Logan Utah temple for time and all eternity. Together they have six children, 17 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
He joined his earthly family; sister, Marion (John) Chesley, Gerald (Sharon) Halliday, Patricia (Michael) Burton, and Sherri (John) Phipps. His good wife's siblings are Edwin Cole, Jr (Jean), Albert (Susan) Cole, and Evelina (Sterling) Day. His was a life of loving service: love for God, serving a full-time mission to England and two service missions, and constant service in the kingdom with many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served God's children with his gift of unconditional love and laughter, love of learning, and love for country serving in the army reserves.
His living, loving legacy includes, Sharee (Kelly) Wanner, Heather (Tom) Robbins, Adam (Christy) Halliday, Hawley (Ross) Rogers, Marnie Halliday, Brooke (Josh) Johnsen, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Marv was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Marion, his mother and father-in-law; and brother-in-law Albert.
The viewing will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 6 to 8 at Russon Brothers Mortuary (1941 N Main Farmington, UT). Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 11 am at the LDS Church (331 S 50 W Kaysville, UT) where a viewing will also be held from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the funeral. Interment at the Kaysville City Cemetery. Please share your memories of Marv with our family by email:
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Getting your child ready for college

Great news! My article "Getting your child ready for college" was published on yesterday. I'm so excited to add this to my writing portfolio. Feel free to share the link with family and friends!
Getting your child ready for college

Miss Wilton's Waltz By Josi S. Kilpack ~ Book Review

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