Cemetery Clean-up Day

The annual Grouse Creek Cemetery Day will be held on Saturday, May 13th. We will start at around 9:00 AM and have lunch around noon.

The Branch will provide the meat for the lunch so bring a side dish (Chips, Salads or Desserts) if attending.

As you can see by the pictures, it was a long winter and there is lots to do this year.

Hope to see you there.

Wild Mustangs

A mustang is a wild horse, a broomtail, a cayuse, a fantail, or any of several other terms cowboys use to describe this tame animal gone wild. To you, my children, and your children and theirs, I give this book of stories about mustangs. The action and excitement I experienced while capturing mustangs are described here.

Parley Paskett published the subject book in 1986.USU digitized it just this month and made it available free through their digital library at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/usupress_pubs/172//

 The PDF document should download on any device. It will take 9.9M for the download.

Would you please spread the word to your web site followers?

Thank you,
Philip Paskett

4th of July 2016








Grouse Creek’s 4th of July Celebration will take place June 30th to July 2nd. Here is the schedule:


  • 6:00 PM: Kids Rodeo enter by 5:45 PM
    Contact Vonda for more info.


  • 2:00 PM: 2-man round pen sorting.
    • $45 Pick one Draw 2
    • 2 rounds entries close 1:45pm
  • 5:00-8:00 PM: Barbecue Beef Dinner at Rodeo Grounds
    • $10 per plate
  • 6:00 PM Muley Team Roping
    • Pick one Draw one
    • 3 head progressive after 1
    • $30 per man entries (close 5:30 PM)
  • 9:00 PM Wayne Hoskins Band & Dance
    • Gate admission (includes Dance):
      • $5 for 12yrs and over
      • $3 for 6yrs-12yrs,
      • Under 6yrs: Free


  • 8 am-Pancake Breakfast at the Rodeo Grounds
  • 10 am- Flag Raising and parade
    • This year’s theme for the parade is “The Legacy They Left Us”
  • 11 am-Patriotic Program at the church
  • 12 pm- Luncheon following program at church
  • 1 pm- Concessions available
  • 1-3 pm- ATV Dice Run
    • $5 per ATV
    • contact LindsayTanner: 801-821-7870 or LLTanner@q.com
  • 4 pm- Silver Bit Team Branding Keep the same info as last year
  • 5 pm: Dinner
  • 8 pm – Dance at School
  • RV Hookups & Camping Sites Available
  • FREE Country Carnival- Biggest Slip & Slide, Dunking Booth, Horse walker Carousel etc.


Cemetery Cleanup Day 2016

We had another very successful cemetery cleanup this year. Thanks again to all those who came out and helped!

Charles Douglas Lind Obituary


Mar. 21, 1929 – May 25, 2016

Date of Service: Jun. 4, 2016

Charles Douglas Lind

DECLO – Charles Douglas Lind was born in Ogden, Utah, to Philbert C. and Cora Toyn Lind on March 21, 1929. He passed away quietly and with dignity on May 25, 2016.

He joined a growing, and loving family that ranched in the small valley of Lynn, Utah. His childhood was spent with siblings, cousins, and animals. He attended school in a one-room school house where the basics were taught. He was able to attend up to the 8th grade in Lynn and from there, went to school at Bear River High School in Garland, Utah, graduating in 1948.
During the Korean Conflict he enlisted in the United States Navy as a Fighting Sea Bee. While on shore leave, he met his future bride, Carol Warburton, at a Utah State basketball game. After leaving the Navy, he attended Utah State University graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture. Doug and Carol were married June 14, 1955, in the Logan Utah LDS Temple for time and all eternity.

They began married life in Lynn, Utah, where they started their family. While continuing ranching in Lynn, he and Carol bought a farm in the Mini-Cassia area and they have continued to reside in the Mini-Cassia area until his passing.

Doug was a stalwart member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities during his lifetime. He studied the scriptures on a daily basis and was delighted when he could share his knowledge of the gospel with someone.

Douglas is survived by his wife, Carol; his children, Cheryl (Dan) Blauer of Burley, Larin (Lisa) Lind of Logan, Utah, Sandra (Craig) Burch of Declo, Daryl (Sheila) Lind of Logan, Utah, and Cydnee (Mitch) Clark of Burley; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Kathryn Lind (sister-in-law) of Florence, Mont., Dwain Lind of Burley, Marvel (Junelle) Lind of South Jordan, Utah, Ellen (Hyrum) Olsen of Providence, Utah, and Virgene (Denton) Darrington of Declo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Oscar; and a sister-in-law, Margene.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Declo LDS Stake Center, 213 W. Main St., in Declo, with Bishop Russell Bair officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Declo Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, preceding the service at the church.

Service Project – Cemetery Benches

Bob Flinder’s grandson, Shawn Flinders, is doing a Eagle Project For the Grouse Creek cemetery to provide benches.

They are accepting any kind of money donations any one would like to make to:

Send to Shawn Flinders
7486 South 1900 East.
South Weber Utah 84405

They would like to get them as soon as possible so they can have them ready for the cemetery cleanup day on May 13th.

Would like donations before May 1, 2016.

Cemetery Cleanup Day 2016

The annual cemetery cleanup will be Saturday, May 14. The LDS Branch will provide lunch meat, cheese, rolls, and condiments. They will also have lemonade and water. They will also have plates, cups, and utensils.
Everyone is invited to eat and if possible, bring a salad or dessert.


Arthur Wellington Weart Brothers Obituary

mou0047431-1_20160401Arthur Wellington Weart Brothers, passed away March 30, 2016, after a very full life, very well lived.
Born in Salt Lake City on December 2, 1930, to Hilda Von Erxleben (nee Peacock) from Bath, England and Arthur Weart from Vancouver, Canada. His mother parted from his father in the middle of the Depression, when Art was an infant. In desperation at not being able to provide for him, his mother gave him up for adoption. He lived his early years in many foster families and multiple schools, but he was later adopted by Harrison S. and Dorothy Brothers. He attended Granite High School until, at 17, he joined the Air Force in December of 1946 where he trained as a radio mechanic. Graduating at the top of his class, he declined an offer to stay at Scott Air Force Base as an instructor, and when the Korean War commenced, he was shipped to Nagoya, Japan where he was assigned as a radio mechanic to the 5th Air Force headquarters. He was later stationed in North Korea where he supported Marines coming ashore by repairing boilers, setting up electricity and salvaging, repairing and setting up field phones, control towers and switchboards. After nearly 5 years in the Air Force, and having been awarded a Bronze Star, he was released as a sergeant in 1952, in time to start school at the University of Utah in the fall where he studied business.
After college, he worked briefly in Manhattan and then in Los Angeles. He later built a radio telephone system for boaters on Lake Mead. He became increasingly aware of unmet needs for telephone communication in rural areas where there was no telephone access at all, just the postal service. Puzzling through the legalities and regulatory complexities of telecom law, he applied to the Nevada Public Utility Commission to serve Montello, Nevada and Grouse Creek, Utah as a company he called “Silver Beehive Telephone Company” – because Nevada was the Silver State, and Utah was the Beehive State. Later he shortened the name to Beehive Telephone Company. The Nevada Public Service Commission shot him down but later, the Utah Public Service Commission granted him a Certificate of Necessity. Art wrote in his diary, “God hath made me a telephone company.” Art and his young wife, Tina Brothers, set off to rural Box Elder County to bring telephone service to Grouse Creek. True to his nature, Art created it all out of nothing and sweat equity. He used wire he got from military surplus and switching equipment given him by another phone company. He hand-built the original long distance line, climbing every pole, hanging every cross arm, stringing every piece of wire on every insulator. When he was done, Grouse Creek residents had telephone communications, and Art has since replicated this in every unserved area he could find and anywhere that Ma Bell wouldn’t serve. He was the CEO, the chief financial officer, and the lineman. He served his remote areas by piloting his own planes, sometimes landing on public highways when necessary. Today, Beehive Telephone – now known as Beehive Broadband — employs 48 people and provides state-of-the- art service in telephone and broadband. His life became legendary for its inventiveness and resourcefulness. He was twice featured in the Wall Street Journal and for years, he wrote a column in a national magazine for rural telephone companies, inspiring and entertaining his readers by recounting his many adventures all over the world. He often received letters from mothers whose children had been saved from illness because they could (finally) telephone a doctor or a hospital, and for years, he maintained a telephone number (“1-234-567-8910”) where children could call and talk to “Santa Claus” – which caused Mountain Bell great consternation.
Arthur is survived by his sister, Bonnie Cavill, and his children, Arthur Jr., Ravonne and Kenneth, whose success in life made him extremely proud. He is also survived by Rita Brothers, his beautiful and much beloved wife whom he met in Russia, and their daughter, Z Brothers. He is predeceased by his young daughter, Anastasia, whom he adored. His many employees at Beehive Telephone will remember him and work hard to honor his work and grow his legacy.
Services will be held at Evans and Early Mortuary, 574 East 100 South, in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, April 4, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral services at 10:00 a.m. A graveside service will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, and a lunch will be served thereafter at the Alta Club.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Apr. 2 to Apr. 4, 2016– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?n=arthur-wellington-weart-brothers&pid=179485484&fhid=10932#sthash.Hamzon4d.dpuf