Grouse Creek Personal Histories

During Utah’s State Centennial in 1996, Verl and Delma Kimber Smith started a project to collect and publish personal histories of individuals who lived in Grouse Creek. We have now collected over 500 histories and some of them were created from obituary information they had. I finally finished adding the pictures I collected to these histories. There are now 950 images that were added. I have a lot more images, but need personal histories to add them to. These histories are available at 

There are two ways to access the histories. If you have a mouse you can position it over the Personal History Menu option to see an alphabetical list of Surnames. If you use your mouse and position it over one of the Surnames, it will give you a list of history with that name. Just lick on the name to see the history. 

If you don’t have a mouse, you can click on the Personal History menu and a list of Surnames are displayed at the bottom of the page. If you click on a Surname, you will see a list of histories that can be accessed. 

If you have any additional personal histories of individuals who lived in Grouse Creek, please feel free to send them to Alan Smith at [email protected] and I will include them.

4th of July Planning Meeting

We had our first planning meeting for the 4th of July Friday night and it is going to be awesome. Queen Contest, Kids Rodeo, Dances, Breakfast, Parade, Program, Lunch, Carnival Rides, ATV Ride, Classics Car and Tractors, More Rodeo and More Dancing. There is even going to be an appearance by an Apache Helicopter before the parade. The celebration will be on the 6th and 7th this year.

But we need some help. We are looking for anyone who wants to do the concessions at the rodeo grounds on Friday Night and Saturday afternoon. We are also looking for someone who is interested in organizing the program. We have lots of help, but can’t do it all.

Just reply to this message if you are interested in helping us out. Our next meeting will be on 5/11 at 7:30 PM at the school. If you can’t make it to Grouse Creek, we can include you on a conference call. Just let me know and I will send you the information. [email protected]

Thanks, Alan Smith

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:

 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
  • 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.