July 3rd the Jenson and Clement clans gathered at Murray Park as they have on and off for years. This year we went back one more generation to include Della's siblings' families. Della Clement is the beautiful girl holding her baby brother.
Her parents were Sarah Matilda Brady and Jesse Warren Clement. Jesse Warren died fairly young from appendicitis. These pictures are of Sarah Matilda with her grown children.
Sarah Matilda lived until 1970, out living some of her children. . .
Her daughter, Della, being one of them. She passed away from thyroid cancer in 1955. She is with her grandchildren in this photo.
It was fun to see 1st cousins visiting with each other. Arlon and Julienne.
Arlon Clement has been a great family history gatherer. Arlon and Alice.
Glen's three aunts were in attendance including Julienne, Alice, and Linda. Joanne lives in Idaho and was unable to join us. Sadly, she passed away on August 15th.
The new family tradition is to bring prizes for a major game of Bingo
There was visiting.
And more Bingo.
And Bingo and some family history sharing.
We met new family members and many cousins we didn't even know.
My oldest son Eric had a grand time with selfies.
This was a great shot of his father, Glen, who planned and organized this fun event which included a snow ball fight at the end. Yes, snowballs in July but they were a special kind made of lambs' wool.
And his aunt Wylene told him to stop taking her picture!
Then it was time for group shots. These are the descendants of Della Clement Jenson.
Descendants of Lowell Clement.
Descendants of Lyle Clement.
Descendants of Aral Clement.
It is always a joy to be around these sweet women, Julienne, Alice, and Linda. . .
who honor their mother, Della, by the way they live their lives!