Dec 20, 2010

Our Sons

Cassy and I edited this photo that was taken at Grandma Willard's funeral in Wendell. I thought it was a nice one of all our son's in their suits lookin' sharp. One in color and one in black & white. What do you think?

We love you and miss you Dustin!

Nov 22, 2010

Hey Mom,

Hope you really like the new look of your blog. We will finish tweaking it later. Love ya!

Sep 11, 2010

Summer Fun!

This year is the 100th  Year of Scouting, so for the 24th of July parade Richard marched in the parade with as many scouts as they could get to be in the parade. Richard is the District Commissioner for this area so he had the privilege to lead them. He took his neat walking staff with the scout shoe on the bottom that many of you have seen. It's pretty neat with all his carvings in it of all his positions he has held in scouting. Richard is really enjoying his calling.
We had our Millett Reunion this year at my sister's Patsy's cabin up by Mirror Lake. We had so much fun with all our children there. Some of the activities we did were to play games with the kids.This one was especially fun for them because they all had cards and when their number was drawn they got to pick a present from the center of the room.  After all the presents were taken then they got to steal a present from someone else.  The kids were hiding the ones they didn't want anyone to take from them. It was all pretty funny. I had to help Cortnie since she doesn't read yet. They loved this game.
We also went to Mirror Lake fishing and canoeing but the weather didn't cooperate with us and we got rained on and a  little hail also. They did catch some fish and the kids loved the canoe rides.
We had a real fun time doing all these activities. One that we always do is our "Whirley Pop" contest. I don't have any pictures of this right now but I will try and post some later. We always have some really good recipes and we hope to make a whirley pop cookbook. Jennie and John won this year and were able to take home the coveted trophy. Their recipe was Baby Ruth popcorn. Boy was it yummy!!!
We had a special evening where we let helium balloons with glow sticks in them go in the night sky. We wrote something about Dustin on the strings before letting them go. We cryed together and sang "Families Can Be Together Forever" as we watched the balloons go up and then disappear. We will forever miss our brother,son,husband and father.
The reunion is always a time we can be together and make memories.We appreciate all the time and effort that Jennie and John put into it to make it a memorable year.

Jun 26, 2010

Happy Memories!

I haven't blogged in a long time because we have been so busy. It has been one event after another. I have been trying to collect pictures of Dustin and so thought that I would write a few memories of a few pics that I have of him. Dustin was a very Happy child and I would take him down to J.C. Penny's to get milestone pictures taken of him. It wasn't like it is now, where you took tons of pictures of your kids with your own camera. There weren't tons of cute clothes that you could buy for little boys, mostly little jeans or cordoroys with a T-shirt. I thought this outfit was just so cute and I also bought some little leather black and white oxfords at Ashton's that he wore alot with his suits for church.

Dustin was always dressed in a suit for church. I guess that was from my upbringing. Mom always had a dressed to the hilt for church or special occasions. I found this cute suit coat for Dustin for Easter and was so excited when I found the exact material that I could make his vest to match. I was also excited to find a yellow shirt to go with it and then made the bow tie to finish off the outfit. He also had little black patend leather shoes that I loved. He was a show stopper on Easter for sure.

I had to include this picture because this suit was made by his great-grandmother Bird. Infact it was his first suit. She sewed it on her treadle sewing machine! I don't think my grandmother ever had an electric one. I was so fortunate to be able to get that same machine when my mother passed away.

This picture was taken at Split Mountain at the boat ramp. I had bought this hat that was red, yellow, and blue striped. He loved wearing it and his "I Hope They Call Me On A Mission" shirt. Our good friends the Rosanhans wanted to take Dustin and Allisha on a hike at Split so away they went. Our neighbors loved the kids and took them alot to give us a break. They only had 2 daughters of their own who were alot older so they were good babysitters as well. They took some great pics of the kids and gave them to us. Such a little man...don't you think?I had to put this picture of my dad and Dustin. He was always playing little games with the kids. On this occasion they were playing piano on the counter top. The music they played was always a cute tune that Dad made up.
Here are my three handsome guys. I guess I should tell about Dustin and the fact that when I was pregnant with Garrett that he was going to run away if I didn't have a boy. He was Serious!! I told him that it wouldn't matter anyway because they would be 12 years apart and it wouldn't matter to him but he insisted. When Garrett was born it was like Christmas to him. He finally had a brother after 5 girls!! He was always very attentive to both boys and played with them alot. We always had to have the "boys" picture taken together. Here are a few more.

This is just one of our trips to my sister's farm. they loved petting the new calves or riding the 4-wheelers or on this occasion, Dad took the kids for a motorcycle ride. Many good times were had on the farm.Who could forget the permed hair!! Just one of those phases in life, I guess. He still looked handsome and loved Scouting. He has quite a collection of badges and eventually got his Eagle.

I had to put this one for Garrett! When my brother got home from his mission in Mexico he brought these hats with him. We had to try them on the kids, so Dustin had his picture taken. Look familiar, Garrett?
The next one is the HUGE snowman that we built the first Thanksgiving Dustin was in Japan. We dressed him up and called the snowman Dustin and had our pictures taken with him. Garrett loved this and even donated his shaps for the occasion.

Many happy Memories were made with Dustin through his lifetime and these are just a few. We are so blessed to have him in our family. We love you and will miss you!!

May 9, 2010

Dustin Calvin Millett

Obituary for Dustin Calvin Millett

2951 Great Plains Drive Grand Junction, Colorado

Dustin Calvin Millett was born on March 13, 1978 in Payson, Utah to Richard C. and Georgia R. Millett of Vernal, Utah. Dustin passed away on May 5, 2010 due to a vehicle accident. He was 32 years old. A viewing was held from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel. His funeral was conducted at the Grand Junction 11 Ward Chapel on May 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. A graveside service and internment was held in Vernal, Utah at 4:00 p.m. at the Rock Point Cemetery.

He worked as a Floor Hand on a Drilling Rig Crew in North Dakota for Precision Drilling. Previously he worked for Milts Ace Hardware and Coca Cola Bottling Co.

He has lived in Grand Junction for the past 4 years.

He is survived by his wife Ashley McKeachnie Millett, daughter- Mariko Ann, son – Kai Lin, son – Logan Dustin, and daughter Cortnie LaDawn of Grand Junction. His parents, Richard C. and Georgia R. Millett. His sisters Allisha Renee Hughes (John) of Green River, Utah; Cassandra Lynn Tenney (Reed) of Syracuse, Utah; Jennie Marie Pace (John) of Ogden, Utah; Adrienne Calleen Rowley (Justin) of Vernal , Utah; Nichole Annette Merrell (Justin) of Grand Junction, Colorado, Brothers – Garrett Stern Millett – Vernal, Utah (Mexico Tijauana Mission); and Jordan Merrill Millett of Vernal, Utah.

He graduated from Uintah High School and received a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Utah State University.

He married Ashley Ann McKeachnie on July 7, 2000 in the Vernal Utah Temple. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served an LDS Mission in the Nagoya, Japan Mission. He was an Eagle Scout.

He loved watching basketball, football, BYU Sports, Utah Jazz Basketball, and playing computer games. His favorite loves were playing with his children and going on dates with his wife.

Callahan Edfast Mortuary of Grand Junction, Colorado and Blackburn Thompson Mortuary of Vernal, Utah assisted with the arrangements.

May 2, 2010


Garrett is currently in Mexicali and he reports that he is sweating buckets already. Garrett is currently with his companion Elder Moreno. Garrett is really enjoying his companion and they work hard together. Garrett reports that he got five people to church this last week and has some possible baptisms. Garrett has also reported that he has survived 2500 earthquakes in the past few weeks so he is becoming very used to earthquakes. Scary!!! We love hearing about Garrett and all that he is doing down in Mexicali. We are glad that he is safe an doing well. We love you Garrett. This picture is of Garretts Zone.

Mar 20, 2010

ONE Year Down!

Garrettt was made Senior Companion and got transfered to Mexicali Mexico... the second hottest place in the world. He will have fun opening up a new area and also have a bit of shock becasue he had it pretty good in rosiarita becasue it was more modern there. I know that Mexicali is smaller and the apartments there are really simple, made of cinderblocks and cememt floors and lots of border patrols and check points to go through. No more Walk-Marts and Cosco's for him. I am excited to get his email this next week to see how it is going.
Garrett sent these pictures to us this week and I thought that I would share them with you. This first picture is of the beach in Rosarito just before he got transfered. Garrett stated "that he was on the beach not in the water" we are not sure what that really means but hey it's garrett. In the backgound of the first picture you can see a pier. Garrett mentioned that the elders all got to go to the pier for an activity...which is why we got the picture.
The other pictures that garrett sent were of the burning of his shirt for his YEAR MARK! YEA! I cant believe that he has been out a year. On the frount of his shirt Garrett drew a tie and on the back it is a car. And the third one is the actual burning of the shirt. We are so proud of Garrett and all that he has accomplished and what he will continue to accomplish the last year of his mission. We love him and will keep everyone updateded on how Garrett is doing.

Feb 9, 2010

Garrett in ROSARITO

Garrett emailed us this last week and he recently got a new compaion Elder Ramirez Jorge. Garrett also sent some pictures of some other missionaries and some water/mud that he has been talking about with all the rain that they have recieved. Does not look like fun. Garrett informed us that he recently moved to an other house about a block away from the other one and he was excited because they finally we have a closet in the house becasue they didnt have one before. Garrett also informed us that he will hopefully have a baptism this next week. They are trying to get some couples married so that they can be baptized. They seem to have a lot of problems with people who dont want to get married. We are glad that Garrett is doing well, and we love to hear about his struggles and successes. We love you Garrett, keep up the good work.

Jan 3, 2010

Leah's Blessing!

Today we blessed our 16th grandchild. It was a special day for us. Adrienne and Justin wanted to bless Leah today so that Justin's twin brother could also bless their baby on the same day. Saved travel for his parents. We had Nichole and Justin come from Grand Junction to be with them. Others were here for Christmas so were unable to come back for the blessing. We enjoyed those who came. We had a luncheon at our home because Adrienne's apartment is too small. Even with those who came, we had a housefull.
Justin did a great job and Leah looked so sweet in her little white dress. What a special day!!
Here are a few pictures of the whole event.


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