F Arlene Staples

1934 - 1997

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F Arlene Staples

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Alton Cemetery

Unnamed Rd
Kanab, Kane, Utah
United States
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Larry Bulloch

September 13, 2021
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September 13, 2021
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Larry Bulloch

August 29, 2021

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Florence Arlene Fralick given by Virginia F. Nisson, October 3, 1997

Contributor: Larry Bulloch Created: 2 months ago Updated: 2 months ago

Was born November 7, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Gerald James and Mildred Eliza Knowles Fralick. She was the second child, the second daughter, and had three younger brothers. Virginia Mae of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Jim, who passed away August 11, 1991, Gordon K. of Taft, California, Terry Lynn of Saudi Arabia. She was named after our maternal grandmother who passed away two years before Arlene was born. Mother said the following about Arlene, "She was always full of the devil. Long before she could walk, I would put her in her crib, but she would be back in the kitchen before I could get there. She would climb over the side of her crib, and hang on until she had lowered herself as far as she could, then drop to the floor. We finally had to tie her in her crib, to keep her there. She learned to walk at an early age, and from then on, we could never keep up with her. Thirteen months after she was born, Jim was born, and he really had to be a good baby, because though she was small, she really kept him in line. Finally he grew and caught up with her then sometimes he could hold his own." (Closed quote.) Arlene attended schools in Idaho Falls, Tampa, Florida, and then Shelley, Idaho, where she graduated in 1952. During their school years, Arlene and Jim were only one grade apart in school, and they were always in the same group of friends. They always had good times together. More often than not, they would all spend the evening at our home. One boy Arlene was good friends with, had a bad habit of cussing. Remember my mother telling him he wasn't setting a good example for others. She told him instead of cussing, to say sugar instead. After that time, I would hear Arlene say, "Doug, Sugar." When the group went their separate ways after graduation, don't know if he remembered to say "sugar," when Arlene was not around to remind him. Somehow knowing Doug I doubt it. One winter day Jim missed school, using the excuse, we were snowed in, and the school bus couldn't get through the snow drifts. The next day at school one of Jims teachers ask him where he was the day before, Jim very confidently said, "I couldn't get here we were snowed in. The teacher then ask, how come Arlene was in school?" My sister always had the best sense of timing. She and I were to do dinner dishes each evening, so we would get up to clear the table, and Arlene would go into the bathroom. She could always time it perfectly, no matter how many or how few dishes there were, she always walked back into the kitchen just as I dried the last dish and hung up the dish towel. "Great timing." In later years, whenever I would remind her of this, she just looked at me with kind of a smile on her face, never saying a word. She never said so, but this look always seemed to say, you’re the dumb one, I got out of doing the dishes. After high school she attended the Idaho Falls Nursing School, and she graduated in 1955 with a Registered Nursing degree. She did well in her chosen profession, and enjoyed her work. While she was in Nurses training, she usually came home every weekend. One period of time she was discussing dissecting human parts. When we sat down to Sunday dinner, she would describe in detail her last anatomy lesson. By the time she finished, we couldn't eat, so the grocery bill went down during that time. June 2, 1955, she married Kenneth Palmer Staples, in Idaho Falls, Idaho and they were later sealed in the Oakland Temple. They were divorced in the 1980's. To this union, three sons were born, Michael Kay, Kevin Rick, of Alton, Utah, and Robert Kurt, of Washington state. Michael passed away in 1984. He was born with heart problems, and they knew that eventually he would have to have heart surgery, but wanted to wait just as long as possible. Many nights, Mike could not lay down to sleep because he would turn blue and have trouble breathing, so for about five years, Arlene would rock him and hold him upright so he could breath, and maybe get a little sleep. (I think this was when Mike learned to stay up late at night.) This went on until he was five years old, and then he had to have the surgery. Alene never left his side the whole time he was in the hospital. Arlene always wanted a daughter, so during her later school years Barbara Ham, came to live with the family off and on during the next several years. One day Barb made chili. Now the family knew Barb never used much spice or fire. That night Ken came home saw the chili, and Knowing Barbara had been cooking, he added some chili powder, Mike came in saw the chili and he added Chili powder, then Rick came in, then Kurt, they both added Chili powder. When Arlene got home from work, she had the same idea, she added chili powder and then a bottle of Tabasco sauce. Hot Chili tonight. Jared, who is now on a mission in Denmark, lived with his grandparents, and he was very special to his grandmother, she was so proud of him. When he was about three years old, Arlene ask Rick to pick up some bread and toilet paper tissues at the grocery store. Rick said, "Why are we having toilet paper sandwiches?" A few days later, grandma ask Jared if he would like some lunch, He said what are we having toilet paper sandwiches? She really loves each of her grandchildren and is very proud of them. Arlene worked hard in her nursing, in California, Twin Falls, Wendall, Gooding, and Idaho Falls, becoming head nurse in Wendall, Gooding, and later at Valley Care Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She loved her work, and was always caring for others. But in the last year or two, it became very hard for her, because she was taking care of people she had known over the years, it became more personal to her, and it hurt to see them suffer and be in so much pain, and it was hard for her to be objective any more. The end of May, she moved in with Rick and Alyce and their family to Alton, Utah. We talked several times on the telephone, and each time she told me how much she loved it down there, and how much she loved the people. After many years, it was her desire to once again have a temple recommend, and she did accomplish her goal. For those who noticed, she was holding it in her hand when she was buried. She passed away, Tuesday, September 30, 1997, in St. George, Utah. Rick, Kurt, Mike you and your families were and are her greatest treasures. Stay close, you know how much she loved you all, and this would be her greatest desire. I say these things, humbly, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Life timeline of F Arlene Staples

F Arlene Staples was born in 1934
F Arlene Staples was 11 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
F Arlene Staples was 21 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
F Arlene Staples was 30 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
F Arlene Staples was 39 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
F Arlene Staples was 55 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
F Arlene Staples died in 1997 at the age of 63
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