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WINSLOW FARR MONUMENT

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Directions to Monument:
Enter cemetery at 4th ave and N St. Enter past cemetery office til you get to 310 N. in cemetery. Turn right and proceed east until you see the F5 marker. Go North on foot for 200 feet to monument.

For some months we have had pictures of the original monument of Winslow Farr Sr. and his family in the Salt Lake City Cemetery up on the website. We are now happy to be posting pictures of the new monument installed on July 30th and dedicated on August 1st, 2003. We are happy to report that we have collected donations totalling $$7,376 which completely pays for the monument. We are grateful to all who particpated in this monument project through your donations and efforts in helping us bring it to a successful conclusion.

We are grateful to David Rencher for heading up the monument project. David secured the services of Ken Gessing of Walker Design Monument. David and Joe Reimann worked through the design with Ken, staying within what we felt to be a reasonable cost. It was a big project! Joe spent a lot of time in research, deciding what needed to be changed or corrected on the old monument so that we would have the valid information to be engraved on the new monument.

Their work was not without some sleepless nights. Unfortunately, in the midst of planning, ordering materials and building the monument, Ken became sick. He was out for six weeks which delayed the completion of the monument. When it became time to install the monument there were further delays. Sometime before the installation it was discovered a large dead tree limb was in the way. Joe called the Sextant who replied that he could order a city crew to take it out, but it would require some weeks to accomplish. Joe insisted that there was not time. During one sleepless night he even considered doing some midnight tree trimming! But, due to Joe's persistence, the tree limb was removed by helpful cemetery personnel, allowing the installation of the monument to take place just two days before the dedication.

It was a warm summer day, Friday August 1st 2003, that family members had the opportunity to attend the dedication. Elder Richard Scott, our friend and supporter, attended - though he declined the offer of doing the dedicatory prayer suggesting that yours truly do it. I made some remarks about Winslow and Olive, then dedicated the grave. It felt very good to be among family honoring our faithful ancestors. It was a treat for family members to visit with Elder Scott and have their picture taken with him. I was excited to see Whitney Bird, her husband, and their four children in attendance. Whitney is a descendant of Aaron Farr and was discovered through the research efforts of Marcia Nelson and Marcie Bramwell. She was very excited to find out about her roots and to be with us. Look for an article from her, in an upcoming newsletter, telling her story.

 
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