Friday, December 27, 2013

Jim Smith passed away at 7:38 a.m. December 27 2013

He was Aunt Chardy's husband, and a hell of a nice guy. He was a hunter, and a story teller, and even though his last few years were hard on him, he just dealt with it. He will be missed.
Aunt Chardy's facebook post....Thanks so much all. He will truly be missed as one of a kind. I remember my Dad telling me after we told him we was getting married, that he wouldn't have to worry about me anymore as Jim would take care of me. How true!!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

my mom's facebook post today...

Christmas Eve and I`m all alone. Feeling sorry for myself - no way. Got a wonderful family, friends and more memories than you could shake a stick at ( one of Bernards old sayings). Sometimes you just need to be extremely thankful for what you have left ---- not what you have lost and enjoy every moment you have. Merry Christmas.
so, I called to talk to her. all is well, the guys who bought the cows stop and check on her every day, several friends called her today, John is coming home, so she turned downmy offer of going to KC with us tomorrow to hang out with Koren & Cody & Ian...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Doze Family Christmas

Vicki Bever Doze with Dustin Doze in Colby, KS This was taken in Del City, OK, Dec. 25, 1975. Left to right: Dustin age 4, Jared age 2, and Cub age 8. All three received roller skates and even little Jared took right off in his! Look at those bell bottom jeans!
My five sons left to right: Dustin, David, Jesse, Cub and Jared. Taken Christmas 1992 in Brewster, KS
I was Mrs. Santa Claus at my husband's grandmother's house in Conway Springs, KS Christmas Eve 1965. Two little boys are Scott and Kelly Ravenstien. I think Kent's mother had fun putting powder in my hair! — in Conway Springs, KS.

Monday, December 9, 2013

an heirloom cradle

Great Grandpa Lije had this cradle made for Ian, the quilts were made by Great Great Grandma Marie and Great Great Aunt Deanna...

4 generations....

Grandma Deb, (mom) Koren, baby Ian, Great Grandma Janet.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas Newsletter 2013

2013 was an eventful year.....my parents celebrated their 50th anniversary, we celebrated our 30th. There was a New Orleans vacation, massive house renovation, a stay at the Cottonwood Inn on the square while we couldn't live at home. We were at the Chiefs/Raiders game and were part of the Guinness Book of World Records 137.5 decibel record. Katie started high school, KJ is a senior at NWMSU. He'll finish up next year with a fall semester of student teaching. We lost my dad to cancer October 18. And we became grandparents December 2, with the birth of 7 lb 3 oz, 19" long Ian Boyd Wills at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, KS, at 11:22 a.m. I got to be there with Koren for labor and delivery and I will never forget it.
Hope you're simply having a wonderful Christmas time...
Kevin, Deb, KJ, & Katie Dailey

R.I.P.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Ian Boyd Wills

son of Koren and Cody Wills, born December 2 2013 11:22a.m. at Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park, KS. He weighed 7'3" and was 19".