Wednesday, December 7, 2016

10 Dec 2016 Last Breakfast Meeting of 2016

Monthly breakfast meeting Saturday, 10 December.  
Elks Lodge
0830 breakfast buffet, 0900 meeting.

Followed by WalMart door duty for Toys for Tots.
Four slots available.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Pistol Range Fundraiser for TFT

Les Covey invited Steve Handy to the shooting event closing ceremonies 03 Dec to represent our Detachment and Toys for Tots.  This is a yearly event held here in Washington county at the Practical Pistol range.  Below is a photo of Steve Handy with a couple of Marines from back east at the Practical Pistol Range event that raised $1,036.16 for "Toys for Tots.  

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Toys for Tots Gears Up

Time to sign up for door duty at three different WalMart stores for the Christmas toy drive in which we participate every year.  In the link below you will find a sign-up sheet.  There are three stores and four slots for each store for each time slot.  Look for the store of your preference and click in a slot and type your name.  Fill in as many slots as you can.  (The first page is for Saturday Dec. 3 and the second page is for Saturday Dec. 10.)  Just close the file when done and your info will be saved.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Military Honors for Bill Toole

On the Marine Corps' 241st birthday, Bill Toole was given military honors by the Utah Dixie Detachment #1270, Marine Corps League at Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George.  The Toole family sends a huge thank you to the Detachment for a beautiful tribute to Col. Toole.  MCL 1270's Facebook page has a few photos posted, including these photos of the rifle detail and Devil Pup pallbearers.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

News Coverage of 241st Marine Corps Birthday Ball in SunRiver

SunRiver Honor Park Veterans Day

Television actor, Wilford Brimley, was the speaker at Veterans' Day ceremony in SunRiver St. George. 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Galen Christian 1935-2016

Galen Bishop Christian, age 81, passed away October 25, 2016. Galen was born February 5, 1935 to Dale and Hazel Stewart Christian in Kansas City, Missouri.

Galen was raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Bell Gardens High School and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Prior to his retirement, Galen spent most of his professional career as a hair stylist and salon owner. He also worked as a U. S. Steel Worker.

Galen loved his yard and flowers and traveling to the beach with family. He was a lover of fine food. Galen became a member of the LDS Church is 1965, loved genealogy and Temple Work. Galen was a resident of the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah at the time of his passing.

Galen is survived by his children, Kim Christian Lear; Karen Laser; Galen Bishop Christian, Jr; Nobel Daniel Christian, and Adam Collins Christian: nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Laura Shillander; Lillian Miller; Dale Christian, Jr.; Benjamin Christian and his twin, Rosemary Craig.

We would like to take this time to thank the staff at Southern Utah Veterans home for their support and loving care to our Father, Grandfather, Uncle and Friend.  Services will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Stonebridge Ward, 82 North Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah.  Visitation will be held at the Stonebridge Ward prior to services from 9:30-10:30AM. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Pine View Mortuary 435-986-4222.

Here is a photo of Galen when he visited Bill Toole.  Both were in the Veterans Nursing Home.