Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Noel Yvonne Bickel

God be with you till we meet again, Nana Pickle! We love you and will miss you so much. You leave behind a legacy of friends and family who adore you. I will forever remember the unique gift bags you always seemed to find for the kids' presents! Everytime I see QVC I will think of you and your amazing rings. I have so many fond memories of riding my bike to your house and spending hours with you. You always had a Coke in hand to offer. I remember going with you to visit your crazy bird neighbor, and vividly remember you teaching me that when you open soup cans you must ALWAYS put the lid into the empty can before you throw it away because the edges are very sharp and you can cut yourself if you don't. I believe that you are celebrating your reunion with Nana Karen and are in an amazing place, much better than here right now. You are such an angel and I can't wait to hear your laugh again! I love you!

This is our 5 generation  picture. Grandpa Jenkins, who has since passed, is standing in for Nana Karen who passed away a few years ago. Nana Karen is Nana Bickel's daughter, Mom is Nana Karen's daughter, then me, then Calyn.

Nana's obituary:
 Noel Yvonne Bickel, 87, of Ammon, passed away March 5, 2010 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center of congestive heart failure and a stroke.
She was born May 16, 1922 in Eureka, Utah. She attended school there. Her first husband, Marvin Hillman, died of a heart attack on 1967.
On June 21, 1968 she married Stanley Bickel in Idaho Falls. They spent 42 fabulous years together hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling.
She was never an active churchgoer, but she belonged to that vast spiritual fellowship of all true believers in Jesus Christ. She accepted God’s free gift of grace and never doubted the all-sufficiency of Christ’s atonement.
She is survived by:
Husband: Stan Bickel, Ammon, ID
Son: Chuck (Julie) Hillman, Idaho Falls, ID
Son-in-Law: Brad Mason, Idaho Falls, ID
Brother: Dwane (Eva) Smith, Camby, OR
Sister: Bonney Moore, Warrenton, OR
8 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren, and 3 Great-great Grandchildren, who all called her “Nana” and loved and will miss her more than words can say.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Karen Mason; Granddaughter, Shauna Webster; brothers, Jerry Smith and Veral Farrish; sisters, Adele Carney and Cleola Brindzak.
Funeral Services for Noel will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 South Ammon Road. The family will visit with friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Burial will be in Shelley-Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Home.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Free diaper bag giveaway!!

This bag is so stinkin cute, they are having a drawing for it and if you post on your facebook/blog, etc they give you extra entries!! Go check them out!! http://www.tangledandtrue.com/2010/03/heirloom-by-petunia-giveaway.html

Also, those of you who know about our little trip to the hospital with Rylan can understand our lull in posting, for those of you who don't I will get some pics and the story up as soon as possible, he has kept me pretty occupied the last few days, so when I get a free minuted I will get it posted! During these times you realize what your priorities are and the rest seems to be set on the backburner so at this time getting him better will no doubt be numero uno!!