Nina Grace Hadfield was born in Grouse Creek, Utah on February 6, 1926. Grandma Hadfield was still midwife and attended at Nina’s birth. Her parents are William and Grace Jorgensen Hadfield. Nina was named after her mother and has always been a joy to her and to everyone she meets.
Their father, William died in 1929 just 2 days before his 43 birthday after being hospitalized for several months.
Nina enjoyed a happy childhood at Grouse Creek and attended elementary school, grades one through four at Grouse Creek, the fifth at Logan Woodruff, sixth grade at Ellis and Adams in Logan, Utah then back to Grouse Creek for seven and eight grades. She finished her schooling in Logan, Utah graduating from the Logan Senior High School. After graduating Nina was hired as secretary to President A. George Raymond at the Budge Memorial Hospital for a short time. She attended the Utah State University and worked at the extension service for Carl Frischnecht until she met Allen Bastow. They courted and later were married on October 2, 1947 in the Logan Temple and moved to Salt Lake City where Allen was employed as a salesman and later transferred to Twin Falls, Idaho where he excelled with the same company until he retired. They still live in that city.
They are the parents of eight children, twenty-five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Their children are: Aleen, Lauralee, Sherrie, Holly, David, Evan, Vern, and Jodie,
Allen and Nina have spent a lot of happy times together in travel. They both have held many responsible positions in the LDS church, especially as ward and stake missionaries. Nina has worked part time in a floral shop in Twin Falls, and still helps in busy times.
Nina passed away on July 25, 2000 and is buried in the Hyrum City Cemetery in Hyrum, Utah.