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PAGE 6 THE BOISE CITY NEWS SEPTEMBER ...... 12, 2001 ' their mother died-and all the years Mildred and A.C. married Au-farm work of any kind and never of her life, the three younger sis- gust 12, 1932 and settled a mile learned to back up a vehicle. It Mildred Irene Thrash tots were referred to by Mildred' west of Mildred's childhood home. was hilarious to watch A.C. stand- Mildred Irene Thrash was born as "my girls.'" They experienced some hard times ing behind the pick-up giving loud " GkiQi &l&tll i4 iMdi41"014 Sept. 14, 1912 at home in Beaver in It)17, Mr. Landreth brought during the depression years,instructions and waving his arms ] klU - i-County, Okla just south of Lib- his tamily to the Oklahoma Pan- Mildred told of having only two left and right while Mildred ner- i oral, Kans. She was the daughter handle just south of Elkhart. decent dresses. One day she hung vously cranked the steering wheel. - J][I 6 of Thomas and Dora Bernice Mildred remained in the area all one of,them on the line to dry and The pick-up bucked and lurched Sponsored by Boise City Landreth, theihirdchildinafam- herlife. She accepted Christ as her Jerrie s pup tore the dress to when she rew'ed the engine and i ily of six children. These children Savior as a young girl. She at- shreds, letout the clutch. However, harsh .... i: formed a bond of love that con- tended church at the Sandy Hook Mildred and A.C. raised two words were rarely exchanged be- tinued throughout their lives, school house and that is where she sons, Byron Gwyn, born August tween the two of them and they Co--- n ol Z Mildred and Marie became moth- met her future husband, A.C. His 11, 1933 and Jerrie Don bornenjoyed 61 years of tender mar- ors to their wmn ,er sisters when father was conducting a revival March 19, 1937. These boys were tied love before A.C.'s death in there. 1993. BOISE CITY, OKLAHOMA D Under New Management Com Out 4" &qoq the Saturda?, September 15 Entries accepted a:: 0 to 9:00 a.m.,.01d, Fair Building Auction 12 00 noon at the park duri the Hamburger Feed Proceeds ]:or Christmas Nativit Scene On Courthouse Square Categories: Grandma's Favorite 1 2 & Under Most Unusual - Diabetic Double Crust Single Crust Guys Pies Family Heirloom Pies NOTE: No cream or custard pies will be accepted for safety reasons...with exception of pumpkin, 9ecan & oeam cheese. .: s44.3os2 given unconditional love all their lives and that same love was given Mildred and A.C. retired from to their wives, Charlene and Bar- farming but kept cattle for a few bara. Gywn died at the age of 40 years until health reasons kept Saturday & Sunday, September I5-J and Mildred never ceased toA.C. from working. They left the mourn his death, farm with regret and moved intoTee-O[[Saturday at 8:30 a.m. or 1:001 Her grandchildren, Grant, an apartment in Elkhart. They Sunday at I:OOp.m. Brenda, Billy, and Jonna always belonged to the Hillcrest Baptist received special treatment, and she Church and enjoyed senior citi- Meal Sunday at 6:30 p.m. doted on them. From the time they zens dinners downtown. After Will Present Awards were babies, Grandpa and A.C. died Mildred lived alone for Ill Club Members Welcome Grandma Thrash took them for three years and then moved to the Contact Troy White 544-3262 overnight visits. One such visit Care Center. Her mindsharp Delane Schwindt 544-2527 Golf Course 544-2589 happened to be on the day that- to the end and she was intercstcd- Jonna was weaned from her bottle, in Jerrie's farm business and re- That was no problem for Mildred. minded him of grandchildren's When the baby woke up, Mildred birthdays. She never failed to send just gave her a piece of candy and a card. weaning went as planned. Every Mildred had a sweet nature, grandchild had a flannel baby was an excellent mother-in-law blanket made by her hands and as and never interfered in the lives the children grew, so did the size of her sons after they were mar- of the blankets. One blanket was ried. For six years Jerrie and Bar- given as a wedding gift. Sheloved bara lived next to A.C. and to embroider and made many Mildred. She taught Barbara a lot beautiful pillowcases, quilts, and of things during that time. tablecloths for the children and Mildred died Aug. 28, 2(101 at grandchildren. Morton County Care Center in Mildred was a born home- Elkhart, Kans. maker and always wore house She was preceded in death by dresses with an apron. She never her husband, A.C., a son Gwyn, woreapairofslacksuntilshewas two grandchildren, Grant and past 60. Cooking was her great- Brenda, a sister Jean Ellwick, and est skill and wonderful skillets of a brother, Grant Landreth. fried chicken, giant bowls of She is survived by her son mashed potatoes and home canned Jerrie and his wife Barbara of vegetables from her garden graced Texhoma, Okla.; two grandchii- her table, dren: Billy and Ramona Thrash, Mildred and A.C. attended and Jonna Lusk; six great grand- 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2001 church at the First Baptist children: Billy and Mona's:Tho- Church, Keyes for many years mas, Destiny, Tony, and Amanda, l it tni trraHofT)corati and Mildred went to Falls Creek and Jonna s: Samantha and every summer for years to cook Tawnie; two great-great grand- for the youth. She was a wonder- children: Thomas and Shonda s: ful Christian mother and herLogan and Elizabeth of Christian influence and strong Whitesboro, Tex.; three sisters: belief in salvation had a direct re- Marie Sparkman of Elkhart, , 'i suit in salvation for her sons and Karts., Juanita Burnett of An- _, ] daughter-in-law, Barbara. She al- thony, Kans., and Dolores Smith Ik :fi l 'aYSma rch of Mesa, Adz:; and a host ofneph- " | on Sunday nights before they went ews and nieces and many wonder- - to the show. It was this convic- ful friends. tion that was instrumental in Bar- *** bara receiving Christ as she was Reading maketh a full man, con- 318 W. Main dating Jerrie. ference a ready man and writ- In spite of her homemaking ingan exaet man. skills, she never liked outdoor --Franeis Bacon II|, tothe j 2001 Cimarron 201 Polk, P.O. Box 433, Keyes, OK 73! Phone: (580) 546-7062 County Free Fair We hope you 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. take time out Monday through Thursday to enjoy the 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 Noon on Fair & the DOCTORS' HOURS exhibits. 9:00 a.m. to 1200 Noon PHYSICIAN SCHEDULE Monday Manuel L. Caga-anan, M.D. Internal Medicine / Tuesday Belino D. Iway, M.D. Internal Medicine / Wednesday NO DOCTOR ThursdayNO DOCTOR Friday Dominador T. Perido, M.D. General Surgery / kll Drop in and help us celebrate our BOISE CITY WEATHER Hi Lo Prec Tues. Sept 4 87 54 Wed. Sept 5 83 59 Thu. Sept 6 96 60 Fri. Sept 7 88 58 trace Sat. Sept 8 79 43 Sun. Sept 9 76 36 Man. Sept 10 80 48 SERVICES Full Medical Supported and S Morton County Health Elkhart, Kansas Tendercrust 8-count Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns .................... 3 for Sl' Shurfine GradeA 18-count Large Eggs ..;, .................................. 79cents Whole Fryers ...................................................................... 49 cents/lb., Fresh Watermelon .................................................................. Sl- each SPECIALS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 18 Atom Prairie Bromegrass Gala Grazing Bromegrass Paddock Meadow Brome Paiute Orchardgrass NewHy Hybrid Wheatgrass Luna Pubescent Wheatgrass : Fuego Tall Fescue Belramo and Herbie Perennial Rye Tetraploid Perennial Rye Elgon and Abisque Don Hijar CicerMilkvetch, Monarcla , Birdsfoot Trefoil, Norcen Sainfoin, Remont Puna Chicory CRP E-mail: Web: www. (800) r82-5947 P.O. Box 100 605 25th Street Greeley, CO 80632