|Paper||Ogden Valley News|
|Rights||In Copyright (InC)|
|Rights Holder||SR Communications DBA, Eden, Utah|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Ogden Valley News|
Volume VIII Issue VIII THE OGDEN VALLEY NEWS Page 7 August 1, 2003 Announcements Obituaries Campbell Jones. He spent his childhood years in Clear Creek, Utah and his teenage years in Lewiston, Utah. As a young man he worked with his father, farming. He later moved to Whitehall, Montana, where he worked on a ranch for a time. He married his sweetheart and the love of his life, Donna Williams of Lewiston, Utah on August 24, 1951. After their marriage they moved to Ogden, Utah where he became an aircraft mechanic at Hill Air Force Base. Orvell and Donna enjoyed these years raising their family in Ogden, Clinton, and Clearfield, Utah creating many happy memories camping in the Uintahs, Yellowstone, at Strawberry Reservoir, and their favorite place, Dike Lake. Dad loved taking his sons on hunting and fishing trips. He will always be remembered as a man with a very strong work ethic, and a great sense of humor, working long hours to provide his family with a comfortable home and all the necessities of life by doing extra jobs such as painting, maintaining and renting his own apartments, bee-keeping, etc. He worked very hard and always did so without complaint. Upon retirement, he built a beautiful home in Quartzsite, Arizona where they resided in the winter months, and Dike Lake, Idaho in the summer, fishing, gardening and enjoying their family and many wonderful friends. Dad loved watching things grow and could usually be found planting and tending to his beautiful flowers and trees, his favorite pastime. Together Orvell and Donna raised six children; Kelly (Lynn) Jones, Layton, Utah; Danny (Dixie) Jones, Puyallup, Washington; Julianne (Ray) Earl, Tremonton, Utah; Jeffrey (Trisha) Jones, Eden, Utah; Donnell Jones, Clearfield, Utah; Melinda (Brent) Clawson, Afton, Wyoming. Orvell is survived by his beloved wife, his children, mother, two sisters, Vivian Hoopes, and Colleen Craven, as well as 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and three more on the way. He was preceded in death by his father, one brother Ferril Jones, and one granddaughter. God saw you were getting tired, And a cure was not to be So he put his arms around you And whispered, “Come to me” With tearful eyes we watched you, And saw you pass away Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard-working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 21, 2003 at Leavitt’s Mortuary, Ogden, Utah. Interment at Brigham City Cemetery Condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com So! You Think You Live in Eden . . . By Drienie Hattingh The very f i r s t European baby in the Eden was born to the forefathers of the Fuller family. These pioneers settled in Eden in the 1800’s. Today we have a number of their remarkable descendents living in Eden and the surrounding Valley. The offspring of those first settlers tend to get involved and work for the good of the people. If there is something that does not seem right, they step in and speak up. Haynes Fuller is one of them. Haynes’ paternal grandparent’s ranch lies at the bottom of the Pineview Reservoir. The reservoir started filling in the early 1900’s, engulfing John Thompson Ritter’s ranch. Haynes’ maternal grandfather, Edmond Burke, had a ranch where Wolf Creek is now located. Haynes’ father inherited his grandfather’s ranch, or what was left of it, and built a beautiful house on it. Haynes and his siblings and parents enjoyed their new home for three years before Pineview Reservoir was enlarged to hold more water. Haynes states that he remembers clearly how he stood, heart aching, watching the water wash over their land, until it was gone. Haynes graduated from Utah State University in agriculture. He had a dream, which says a lot about his love for the land. He wanted to, and still does, promote the idea of buying development rights of local food producing land in Utah. No one could ever see his point in this noble endeavor. He laments, “The tragedy is that Utah is poor stewards of its precious land.” Haynes feels that if a plan like that were ever implemented in the Valley, even now, it would not only result in producing indispensable food supplies, but would have preserved the land— land that realtors are now buying for absurd prices and cutting up for housing developments. Haynes has served on several committees and boards. He was a state legislator, and served on the Weber County Planning Commission for eight years beginning in 1987. He feels proud of all that they have accomplished in Eden and the Valley in general. They were always sensitive to the land and wildlife. Later, he was involved in endeavors to incorporate Eden as a city or township. Those failed because, Haynes says, Eden wasn’t ready for it yet. Today, he still feels the same. Haynes laughs, “I lived in Eden right from its conception to today, and feel that it might work better if people on that side of the mountain plans Eden’s future, and people on this side of the mountain plan Ogden’s future! That way planning committees will be less personally intertwined.” When you do not have a vested interest in a place it is easier. “Not living here they (Weber County) will see the forest in stead of being involved with individual trees.” Haynes and his wife live on the same land and on the very same road (5900 East) that his parents and grandparents lived on. The land is just much smaller now, and the road much shorter since the reservoir grew bigger and bigger. This road, 5900 East, was the first paved road coming off the Canyon, through where Pineview Reservoir is now, into Huntsville. Haynes isn’t against change, he was one of the seven county board members who instigated change in the Valley to make it more livable. He was involved in bringing the Valley Market to Eden and creating the city center where the Junction Inn is located. He saw the Valley change from a green haven, with a river running through it, to a fast developing entity with the construction of the reservoir that brought people into the Valley who wanted to enjoy the Valley as it was. But then land developers also arrived. Today Haynes is worried about too small of lots, and too many houses. He is for sensible development while preserving the land. He lived in Eden through the Polio epidemic and through WWII, and he went to Korea. He was here when the water ran over his ancestral land and claimed it. Twice the government “took” property from him. He was here when they decided to dam the Ogden River and when they built the dam wall and the spillway. He understood why the dam was necessary, and was compensated, but says it did hurt to see his inheritance disappear under the waters. Haynes believes that you must have a say in what happens in your country, your state, and in your own town. He believes in the power of one. Your voice must be heard when there is wrong doing afoot. Last week some of us did just that at another incorporation meeting. It did not go well. People were shouting, and someone even stormed out in a rage. The majority of those in attendance were furious. The reason? The steering committee drew up new boundaries for Eden without consulting the residents. They said that they came up with these boundaries after finding out that certain areas were too expensive to maintain, and certain people told them that they do not want to be part of the new Eden. So they decided that if they wanted to get this plan through, they had to leave them out—to make it work! It was silent after this amazing declaration. There was a huge question on everyone’s faces. Edenites: “What?” They looked at the boundaries and they looked again. It was an irregular border, zig zagging all over Eden as we know it. It was as though a child got hold of sharp scissors. Edenite: Could you point out where the borders are because this doesn’t make sense. The borders excluded the school, Pineview Reservoir, a huge section of Wolf Creek, String Town Road, and the list went on. The steering committee obliged. That is when the tide turned against them. Edenites: GASP! Why? Answer: The school and reservoir are too expensive to maintain, and Wolf Creek is left out because they might still opt out of the Incorporation, and they own a lot of land, and the residents on String Town road said that they do not want to be part of 4827 E 3650 N 3781 N 4850 E 4950 E 2725 N 6195 N 1950 E 3 7 6 7 N ORDI C VALLEY WAY Incorporation. Gosh! If they voted against the feasibility study, we would have to stop the process! Edenites: GASP! GASP! Why don’t you stop? That’s what we agreed on! Answer: Any other questions? Edenite: (Shocked after studying the map—) “I’m not going to be living in Eden ...? Answer: “I’m so sorry. We really tried to include everyone, but it just did not work.” Edenites: GASP! GASP! GASP! Who died and made you king? Edenite: “You do not have the right to exclude me! I sat down with you guys when you originally drew up the proposed borders of Eden! Those are the borders that we all agreed upon! You gave your word. You cannot cut us out of Eden?” Answer: “You guys just want to be within Eden’s borders so you can vote no! Edenites: GASP! GASP! GASP! GASP! Yeeeees! Duh! Isn’t this America? Edenite: “Do you mean to say that you cut out areas of Eden because you knew that they were going to vote against Incorporation?” Answer: (Without even a flinch—) “Yes, they do not want to be part of Eden. If we include them, we will not get enough votes!” Edenites: GASP! GASP! GASP! GASP! GASP! And they laughed, not believing their ears. Edenite: “Don’t you think that by going through all this trouble of cutting the boundaries and cooking the numbers you are actually proving that this whole project is not feasible? Edenite: “You cannot change stuff to get the right answer! It’s not ethical! Haynes Fuller: “What is wrong with Eden as it is now? No one’s really explained that to me? I do not buy it, that local rule is better.” Edenite: “What if President Bush decides to leave out Florida in the next election because he knows that they are going to vote against him?” Answer: You know—we can go on like this forever! I think we said all that needs to be said. The meeting is adjourned. Edenites: GASP! GASP! GASP! GASP! GASP and another GASP! ***************************** Haynes Fuller, a man who’s pioneering forefathers walked through Ogden Canyon and settled Eden, a man whose ancestors farmed in Eden for four generations . . . A man who fought for his country, who twice saw his family’s land disappear into the blue waters of Pineview Reservoir will not be living in Eden—his ancestral land—if a vote for incorporation is taken as now proposed. So! What about you? Will you be living in Eden? Before you answer, check out the “new” boundaries proposed by the steering committee! You might be wrong! The steering committee is really, really sorry, but they could not fit you in. LI ST ED/SOLD LI ST ED/SOLD LI ST ED/SOLD LI ST ED/SOLD LI ST ED/SOLD Dick Payne 801-726-9335 801-745-8800 IF YOU WANT YOUR HOME SOLD, NOT JUST LISTED, CALL ME TODAY!