Ruth Craig (Haglund)

14 Mar 1917 - 10 Feb 2001

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Ruth Craig (Haglund)

14 Mar 1917 - 10 Feb 2001
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Grave site information of Ruth Craig (Haglund) (14 Mar 1917 - 10 Feb 2001) at Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves
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Ruth Craig (Haglund)

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Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States
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Ginny

June 28, 2011
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June 27, 2011

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Dad's Service to Mom after Her Death

Contributor: Ginny Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Probably just a day or two after Mom died, I was helping Dad get Mom’s temple clothes ready for dressing her body for the burial. Dad noticed that the soles of her temple shoes were dirty. He dampened a rag and carefully wiped the dirt off, so the soles of her shoes would be clean. Often when I go to the temple and am putting on my temple shoes, I see Dad standing beside the big laundry tubs in the basement at 611 Canyon Drive lovingly cleaning Mom’s shoes, one of the last acts of physical service he did for her before her burial.

Mom's Mistaking Me Created a Cherished Memory

Contributor: Ginny Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

In late 2000, after Mom had fallen--the fall she never recovered from--she had surgery and was in the Payson Hospital, it was my night to come to the hospital and stay with her, so Dad could go home and rest. That day, Mom and Dad had been telling the nursing staff the story of their meeting, courtship and wedding. Of course, the nurses had loved hearing about it all, no doubt asking for more and more details. Remembering, retelling and reliving those moments had gotten Mom wound up so that she couldn’t sleep, and she couldn’t stop talking. She said to me at one point, “Tell the nurses we have a wedding going on in here!” At a later point in the night, she woke from a light doze, turned to me with such a loving expression on her face, and said, “I can still remember the train pulling into the station at Ogden, and you standing there on the platform to meet me, looking so handsome in your uniform!” She was remembering arriving in Utah on the train from New York to get married. I'd never known that Dad met her train, never known of that moment in their lives. It was the only time Mom ever mistook me for someone else during her last few months, but I’m glad she did because I cherish the memory of that night.

Camping at Navajo Lake and Shakespeare

Contributor: Ginny Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Some of my best memories of growing up are the camping trips we would take with the extended Craig family to Navajo Lake (which is up a canyon by Cedar City, Utah). I have many memories of those camping trips, although not all are very distinct. I remember Grandma and Grandpa had a little brown and tan pop-up trailer that they would bring. Since we were mostly outside during the day, it felt like a bit of a treat when I would be invited to go inside it. I also remember all the campfire songs we would sing, and all the stars. Besides the great (cold!) little lake, hiking trails, and all around fun outdoor stuff, there was also the Shakespeare Festival that Cedar City holds every year. Grandpa Craig was a professor of English, and Shakespeare was his specialty. Almost every night it was possible different groups of family members would try to clean all the camp dirt off and caravan down the mountain to see a play. I started joining these groups when I was five. I remember, my first play was Twelfth Night, and with Grandpa's help I really enjoyed it! Grandpa would use the time it took to drive into town to give the kids a synopsis of the play so that we could follow what was going on on stage. I never felt like he was dumbing down the play, rather he was letting me in on the fun I was about to experience. During college I took a class where we read Love's Labor's Lost (a Shakespeare I had been unfamiliar with before), and it was hard that Grandpa was too far gone for me to have a conversation about it with him. I wanted to ask my first, and most loving Shakespeare Instructor if it was okay that I thought it wasn't a particularly great play.

Memories of Her Grandparents' House

Contributor: Ginny Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Contributed by Kari Van Wagner, a granddaughter My grandparents house was torn down yesterday. We knew it was eventually happening, but it took longer than I expected. I drove by Monday night on my way down the canyon. Smiled as I passed wondering how long it would be there, secretly hoping forever. I can't think of a place that holds more happy memories for me. Memories of family, cousins and friends. Memories of Christmas Eve and Swedish dinners. Decorating the Christmas tree. Of singing. Of Halloween and grandma's cookies. Jumping from square to square on the living room rug. Floating in a sea of lava on the vinyl square cushions. Picking apples and apricots. Birthday parties. The best game closet ever assembled. Long family parties that somehow always involved a dictionary. Kid sized chairs. Watching slides from my grandparents trips to China. It was the first place I met someone from England, which sparked a life long love. Playing statues on the front lawn. Admiring the beautiful art my grandparents owned. It's where my grandpa told me that snitching while cooking is the best part. Amazing tree wallpaper. More singing. Sitting at grandpa's feet while he read How Come Christmas. Tiny silver spoons resting in their velvet box, pulled out for grandkids to eat sherbet with. It's where I said goodbye to my grandma just after her last breath was gone. Beautiful house on Canyon Drive, you held those memories in your walls, I will now carry them within my heart.

Life timeline of Ruth Craig (Haglund)

1917
Ruth Craig (Haglund) was born on 14 Mar 1917
Ruth Craig (Haglund) was 12 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Ruth Craig (Haglund) was 22 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Ruth Craig (Haglund) was 28 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.
Ruth Craig (Haglund) was 41 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Ruth Craig (Haglund) was 47 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Ruth Craig (Haglund) was 56 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Ruth Craig (Haglund) was 64 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Ruth Craig (Haglund) was 73 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
Ruth Craig (Haglund) died on 10 Feb 2001 at the age of 83
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