We are having another amazing

SDRCM Reunion

Friday October 3, 2014

5 PM meet greet and hugs

6 PM Dinner

3676 West 4700 South


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Purchase your tickets and buy a video. The video is completed and it's marvelous. The video is full of surprises; Sister Nickey ‘KEBORT’ Walker did an amazing job. The video is different from the one 3 years ago, but just as impressive. For 10 bucks you get an amazing video memory. Contributors to this video were Nickey Kebort Walker, Scott Berlin, Howard Goodman, Mark Spiller, Larry Cooper, Joe Collins, Arnie Orton, Mike Hone, Therisa Stone Harrington, Scott Chesley, Paul Barker, Tom Kurz, Terry Waker, Daryl Westbroek, Chris Briggs, and Rick & Doretta Shumway. You will not want to miss this one. It is being professionally copied and will have a DVD case with the Van Wagenen family photo that we all came to know and love. The photo sat in President Van Wagenen's office. We all enjoyed it upon entering and leaving the mission. Scott Chesley sent us his video clips. They add an entirely new dimension to our video productions. Come join us at the reunion for the first screening of this new SDRCM video.

We have live entertainment thanks to very own Sister LeNora Bowman who is in charge of overseeing the Native American portion of the program. Elder Isi Lao and his lovely wife are having their performers share music and dance from the Polynesian Islands.

Dinner is being catered by the “Ohana Grill”. It's an all you want buffet, so come hungry. "Ohana Grill" specializes in bringing the taste of Aloha to Utah.

But most of all the evening will about reconnecting and visiting and telling stories to each other about our South Dakota Days.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bio - Doretta (Fredrickson) Shumway

Rick & Doretta (Fredrickson) Shumway
 For 33 years we've enjoyed a great adventure and have been privileged to be parents of 4 boys and 2 girls - Jarom, Aarika, Benjamin, Joshua, Joseph and Maggie.  Our greatest joy has been watching them grow, learn, serve missions and marry in the temple. With each marriage we added another member to our family and now we have 14 grandchildren. Where does the time go?  Wasn't it just yesterday we were walking in three feet of snow in Minot North Dakota? Life is definitely an adventure and we're looking forward to the next adventure when we get to serve another mission, but this time we get to be companions!  LOL

Bio - Therisa “Stone” Harrington

So how’s your roller coaster of life been? I definitely have had my share of up and downs. Those hard and sometimes long downhill spurts have allowed me to more earnestly seek the Lord, hold on and trust that there will be enough momentum for the upward climb. The plateaus have given me a chance to get perspective, regroup and be grateful for all that I have and have experienced. I have been richly blessed thought-out my life as I trust in my Savior Jesus Christ.

For 28 years I had been married to the love of my life. That’s only seconds compared to what we will share in the eternities. Heavenly Father called him home two years ago. I treasure the wonderful memories we shared. I have a son and daughter, son n law and the most amazing grandson who brings all of us joy. Life is like choosing a hat; I like a hat that helps others smile. I love traveling. This beautiful world---needs to be seen. I have a small vending machine business, for a quarter you get your choice of chocolate. Or just call me anytime you got a hankering for something sweet.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bio - Christy Biggs

Elder Christy Briggs (Sandy, UT) - I am the youngest of five brothers.  As a family of individual LDS converts, I was the first full-time missionary to serve a mission in my generation.  Today, I am the single father of four sons and two wonderful daughter-in-laws.  My only grandchild, Gabriel, is three years old and was born on Valentine’s Day 2008.  Ask any one of my sons about the challenges of being raised with a heavenly Mom and a no-nonsense Dad.  But ask my sons about the “heck” any of five former Relief Society Presidents can give a teenage boy when he lets go of the Iron Rod!

I am encouraged by a phrase given to me by a dear Sister:
“Praise To The Father Who Raises Gentlemen,
Praise To The Boy Who Honors His Mother.”

I invest much of my time researching what individuals would call, “The next BIG Thing” or in plain language, trending of social economics conditions.  President Kimball advice to the faithful about provident living and staying out of debt is priceless in today’s conditions.  It once was observed that my “serious” hobbies were my boys and a second job.  But with the maturity of my sons, I’ve turned to volunteering for the American Red Cross and recreation.  My slow hobby and favorite food is anything I cook in a Dutch oven.  My fast hobby is BMW long distance endurance motorcycle sports touring. I ride anywhere in the Utah Escalante Great Basin, and beyond, enjoying the region’s red rock canyons and sun drench horizons.

The Briggs Boys (July 2, 2011) ~ left to right: Sandel, Kenzie, Chris, Skyler, Gabe & Chandler.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bio - Nicole (Kebort) Walker

Nicole Kebort Walker has had the honor and pleasure to have shared her life with four priceless daughters. Strangely enough, beautiful daughters attract equallly fine, young son-in-laws. Pictured are Nickey's older sister, Nickey (2nd from right) and the four former Walker women.
Nickey earned her batchelors of science and master's degrees from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona. Nickey occupies her time, and that of her students, by pursuing physics. For a hair raising experience, she'll be happy to make your hair stand on end...thanks to the Van de Graaf generator. She is employed as a high school physics teacher in the far south suburbs of Chicago. She also enjoys being a temple worker in the Chicago Temple. Hobbies include: biking, swimming, photography, travel, reading, educational technology, home repairs, genealogy, concerts, making quiet books, simply visiting friends, and of course spending quality time with family. Thanks to that trip to Utah for the 2011 reunion, Nickey took up dance classes at Arthur Murray. You'll find her dancing now every Friday evening.
 Girl's night out: Left to right, the four lovely Walker daughters. Nickey is the 2nd from the right. Her sister is on the end.

Bio - Daryl Westbroek

Daryl Westbroek
2249 W 2175 S
Syracuse UT 84075

Spouse name – Pam
Married name (sisters) -
Home phone number – 801-825-1917
Cell phone – 801-388-1008
E-mail address – dnwestbroek@gmail.com
Served from – May 1977 – May 1979

Children (spouse) – Stephen (Christiana), Andrea (Scott) Hintze, Mark (Marie), Alecia (Brian) Williams, Erica (Aaron) Peterson, Kimberly, and Ashley
Grandchildren – 5, three girls and two boys

I attended college/university – Weber State College
I graduated in – 1985
With a degree in – BS/Computer Information Systems
Current employment/position – Zions Bancorporation/Senior programmer/analyst

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Welcome to the South Dakota Rapid City Mission 1976-1979 blog. On September 30th, 2011 you will have the opportunity to reunite with every elder and sister who served under President Van Wagenen.

The reunion is being held Friday September 30th 6:00 PM at:
Hampton Inn & Suites SLC Airport
307 North Admiral Byrd Road
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

The reunion will feature a banquet dinner and entertainment. You can purchase tickets for $20 a person using the links on the right side of the homepage. For more information please click on the tab links at the top of the home page. We hope to see you there!