Sunday, October 24, 2010

Keep him in your prayers

I wrote a little about my dad on my blog here.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Just a few of those that have expressed their condolences.  Thank you to all who have expressed words of love and kindness.  Our dad, husband and grandfather was one of a kind, his love and concern for others will be missed.  I've captured some of the words of condolence from the Herald Journal Obituary and from the Nelson Mortuary Tribute page and some personal email and Facebook comments.    Bob

September 29, 2010
Our love and prayers to the Emmett family. We are so grateful to have been blessed by his kindness and the association with his wonderful children!
Brian Olsen and family

September 29, 2010
Dear Norda,
I am so sorry to hear about John's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. You and John were always so kind to me and such wonderful people. What blessing to know that Families are Forever!
Alison (Pat's niece)
Alison Carr,
Pleasant Grove, Utah

September 29, 2010
Condolences to the whole Emmett family, he epitomized the meaning of a great individual, Husband and father of a wonderful family. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him and by the whole community. You left a great example and legacy to live by, thanks Doc.
Karl,Lisa Shupe & family

September 29, 2010
What a great guy! The last time I spoke with Doc Emmett was skiing on little Beaver - he was trying out those two new knees and wondering if it was a good idea - and still cracking jokes. I guessed that he was there without his doctor's permission - he suggested that we should probably just keep it a secret. I count myself lucky to have known him and all your family. Bill - you're still the best powder skier I know. Bob & the rest of us have great memories chasing you down the backside - and all those trips to Targee. My best to each of you. Your father will be greatly missed. Love,
Dave Rich,
Henderson, Nevada 
September 29, 2010
Dear Emmett Family, My dad called to tell me he'd seen the notice of John's passing in the Herald Journal. I am so sorry for your loss, but so grateful to have know him--and all of you. I always felt like part of your family growing up. You were all especially kind to me when my mother died. Thank you for your friendship. Our thoughts are with you--Brad & Rhonda Ferguson (Santa Clara, UT)
Brad Ferguson,
Santa Clara, Utah

September 29, 2010
Our condolences to your entire family. Many of my best memories through high school involve the Emmett home, Hi-C grape, Norda and Doc. He was one of the really good guys. All of our lives are that much better for having known him and benefitted from his life and influence. A life well lived and an example to all who knew him. His kids aren't half bad either! Our best to you all.
Mark & Lisa Haslam,
Salt Lake City, Utah

September 29, 2010
Condolences to the Emmetts. Great family-great patriarch!
Warmest regards, Reid and Carla Cuthbert

September 29, 2010
Of all the great things about Logan, Spudnuts, Blue Bird candy, swimming in the fish pond, Grandma Emmett's feather bed, the greatest was going to John and Noorda's for curry, cousins and fun. Uncle John has always been the foundation of the extended family and it's going to be hard to replace a man like that. All the Holley's in Las Vegas send their love and admiration for the whole Emmett family.
Betsey Hickman Holley,
Las Vegas, Nevada

September 29, 2010
I knew and greatly admired John for seventy years! It is a great loss to our world to lose him. My condolences to all of us - - - and my love to Norda and JoAnn.
Helen Coburn Roth,
Logan, Utah
September 29, 2010
Such fond memories...John Emmett will be very much missed on this planet.
Andrea Moore-Emmett,
Alta Loma, California

September 30, 2010
Best friend,close and true friend during the days at USU, great sense of humor, excellent judgement regret the lack of personal contact over the years. Besides our close contact at USU, JoAnne married my brother, Martin B. Hickman. Robt. Hickman MD

September 30, 2010
Memories of being at the Emmett home before LOTOJA with family and friends will be forever dear to our hearts. Norda and John always welcomed us as family and treated us as such. Peach ice cream and the great company we enjoyed at the Emmett home has been as sweet as life gets. Thanks John and Norda for always opening your home and being examples of friendship and love.
Paul and Kim Badger
South Jordan, Utah

September 30, 2010
We appreciated getting to know John and Norda. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Lacey RN at Logan Cancer Center

September 30, 2010
I came to know John and Norda from the stories Bob shared during our many years working at LSI. From all reports John knew how to be a positve force, was a great Dad and lived and enjoyed his full life. Our loved ones show us the way to live life and cherish famil and they remain with us at all times.
Our thoughts go out to you at this time of loss.
Steve and Carol Pettit,
Auburn, California

October 01, 2010
When Nan and I were newlyweds, President Emmett was in our stake presidency in Logan. We enjoyed him and his family and were best aquainted with Bill & Lorie, and later Chad. Our prayers are with the entire Emmett family at this time.
Roger Noble,
Indianapolis, Indiana

October 01, 2010
Dear Emmett family,
Our hearts are with you. Scott had his life enriched by his associations with your dad and the whole family in his teenage years and beyond. We love you all.
Scott and Vickie Craw & family
Vickie Craw,
Providence, Utah

October 02, 2010
Dear Emmett family,
I always had the greatest respect and admiration for your dad, and your mom, growing up in the Logan 10th Ward. He always had such a ready smile and a warmth that made you feel important. May the peace of the comforter be with all your family now and always. Jan Craw Cain and the Wayne Craw family
Jan Cain,
Santa Clara, Utah
October 02, 2010
Dear Chad and family,
I was sorry to learn of your father's passing. I never had the privilege of meeting him, but I have heard so much about him from others. It sounds like he passed on a lot of his character (and his humor) to his children. That is his best legacy.
Ann Hansen,
Livnim, Israel

October 03, 2010
Dear Emmett family -- I am sorry to hear about Dr. Emmett's passing. I have wonderful memories with Mary and your family: riding up to Beaver in the motor home, skiing at Targhee, playing in the backyard treehouse, and riding in the cool old-fashioned car. I fondly remember when Dr. Emmett took Mary and I in the motor home to General Conference. After the priesthood session we went out for ice cream and met one of the General Authorities. It was always fun with the Emmetts! My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Much love to Mary!
Shari Mortenson Nyman
Highland, Utah

I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to Bob and the rest of the Emmett family. I only met John a couple times over the past few years during the traditional peach ice cream feed prior to LOTOJA. He was always a gracious host to me and all the qwirky cyclists who invaded his home each September. My sympathy and best wishes to the whole family. May God bless you all at this tender time.
Dave Preszler
Farmington, UT

We extend our sincere condolences to the family at this sad time.

Frank and Jean Kenyon

Nibley, UT

Dear Norda, We were so sad to read of John's passing and send our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. Sincerely, Patt Bindrup and Sydna Harris

Sydna Harris

Tremonton, UT

John was certainly a special person and one thought of highly by Wilson Motor Employees and Owners.

Clair, Chris and your friends at Wilson Motor Company.
Logan, UT

Our sincere condolences. They broke the mold with Dr. John. Of many fond memories, let me share his comment to me when we were discussing our mutual love of skiing a few years ago: "You know Jody, I have spent a lot of money foolishly in my life, but never on skiing".
Jody Burnett Salt Lake City, UT
Norda, I have good memories of teaching school with you in 1948&1949 and jumping the rope. We were both newly weds with John and Morris. We send love. Elaine (kindergarten teacher)
Elaine Johnson Salt Lake City, UT

Dear Norda Emmett and Family,
We extend our sympathies to you at John's passing. He was certainly a good example for each of us. You and John have raised a fine family and together have accomplished much good.
John has moved to the next step in his eternal progression. He has likely been called to teach the gospel to those who have no knowledge of it----so they may accept it if they so choose.
May the comforting blessings and the guidance of our Father in Heaven be with you at this time.

Dean & Julia Berntson Logan, UT
Mary and Jim,
We were very saddened to hear about your dad. It's a difficult time but having close family takes some of the sting away. You are in our prayers.
Sandy Swanson Mapleton, UT

I didn't get the chance to meet your Dad but based on what I know of his sons he must have been a wonderful father. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Bill Doucette Logan, UT

Pauline and I were shocked and sorrowed to hear of the death of John. Our love and thoughts go out to Norda and to their children. We learned of the death in the afternoon of Friday, 31 September and of course the funeral was already over. Know that our thoughts are with the family at this time
James T Shaw Salt Lake City, UT

Thank you, thank you, to the family of John Emmett. Dr. Emmett and his family are cherished and stalwart parts of my youth. Growing up down the street, I also was the recipient of a frequent message from the Emmett home teachers: "Be nice, and don't hit." We have a wonderful quilt from Norda - a wedding gift from 34 years ago. My regrets for things I have neglected to do over the years are softened by our prospects of eternal progress in the gospel community of friends. The funeral today was a great tribute to a great man.
Ron Malouf North Ogden, UT

Sorry to about the passing of your dad.  I know how deeply you loved him by the way you spoke of him and the man you have become. 
Our thoughts are prayers are with you.
Warmest regards,
Scott Muir

Bob, our condolences for you. Really wish we could be there. He must have been a great man, as evidenced by his children and the credit they bring to him. With kind regards to you and family, John Evans and family.

Bob thank you the inspiring article. I can see that many of your fine attributes come from your dad. His life will continue to bless others through you, I'm sure of that. Our friendship, though separated by distance and time, is one of my most cherished. Hold Annie's hand, give your kids a big group hug, and know you dad is waiting to do the same again. 
Much love, Todd Brown

Bob –
I’ve talked to Tom…  have yet to talk to Bill…. But want you to know you and yours are very much in my thoughts…I’m sure there is relief that the suffering has ended – but I’m also sure it’s not easy. 
Your father was, without a doubt, a great man – who reared an amazing family.  I’m sorry for your loss –I’ll be talking with you on Thurs and Friday -
Jeff Shepherd

Your dad set the bar high… you have a lot to live up to my friend! 
Brad Curtis

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your father.  I appreciate you informing me; otherwise, I may not have heard about it since I don’t read the newspapers or have anyone in Logan who keeps me up-to-date. 
Although I thought that I had prepared myself emotionally for the passing of my parents (in light of their progressive health deterioration over their latter years), it was still a very emotional event for me.  It simply takes time to overcome the void in your life because it can never be replaced.  With time, you learn to live without their unconditional love and support in your life and you look back gratefully on the wonderful upbringing, memories and life they gave you. 
My thoughts and prayers are with your family and you at this time.
Take care,   Kent DeHart

Bob:  thanks so much for sharing this life history with us.  Please accept our sincere condolences at the passing of your wonderful father.  Truly, he was a man of Christ, and he loved and served wherever he was planted.  We will continue to remember you in our prayers, and we pray the Lord will comfort you and the family with His love and with the Holy Spirit.
Best Regards,  Peter B. Harker

Our deepest condolences at your loss.  I would have loved to have met your father—from the article below he sounds like an incredible man.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do for your family.
 Love,  Shayne

Very nice article and obituary.  Your dad left a great leagacy.  Hope we all can do nearly as well at leaving this world a better place.
Paul Badger

We are sorry to hear of your dad's passing. In reading the article and obituary, we can tell that he led a full and honorable life.  What a wonderful heritage he produced and legacy he has created.  You are truely blessed to have such a great family.  You all will be in our prayers.
With sympathy,
Mark and Leslie Dougherty
PS:  Now I know from where you got your wit!

I am truly sorry for your loss……..based on your stories through the years and the attached articles your Dad was a wonderful man…… are blessed in that you were able to spend quality time with him in his final days…I will continue to hold you and your family in my prayers as you continue to celebrate his life.. 
All my best, 
Bill Bussiere
What an amazing man...we always wondered where you got your fabulous sense of humor - we now know you inherited it:)  Our thoughts a prayers are with you.
With love and support,
Paul & Mychele Barlow

Hi Bob—
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your father.  May the blessings of the gospel and the knowledge of a life well lived give you and your family comfort.  Our prayers are with you, your mother and rest of your family.  We were going to send flowers to you and Annie but saw the request for a donation to the Jaredita Foundation.  A check is on it’s way in your father’s name.
Take care.
Allen and Nanci


We were sorry to hear of the passing of your father.  We know he must have been a great man for he had great son and fruit doesn't fall far from the tree.

I won't quote the following scripture to you but I have had much peace of mind when reading it after death of a love one.  It is Enos 1: 27  Insert your father name in it when you read it an I hope it will bring you and your family much love for your father and Heavenly Father.

Please accept Bunkie and mine condolences. You have always been a great priesthood leader so your father must have been  one  also and some day I know you will all be together forever. We will pray for you and your family.

With much love

Ed & Bunkie Griffith

Hi Bob, 
Very sorry to hear about your dad.  Was he the last of the old ski posse?
 Sorry also we won’t make it to the funeral.  Please tell your mom we’re thinking of her.  Best of luck with everything. 
Allen Barbieri
our love and prayers are with you.
Corte Haggard

Hope today went well for everyone.  I'm still going to be looking for him in the mornings when I walk in the lodge.  Grooming talk you know.
Travis Seeholzer

We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing.  Thank you for sending the articles...what a wonderful man!  We love you and wish you well at this time.
Lon & Sheryl Wardrop

Michael Briney Bob, We truly feel your loss. 
Melissa Hickman Love beyond all measure for Uncle John!!! 
Scott-Lael Jaggi Sorry to hear of your loss. Good for him to be able to move on and wait for all his loved ones. I lost Dad a year ago this wednesday. Bitter Sweet...miss him but happy he has graduated from this life and all its struggles. Time heals....hope things go well for you and your family during this time.  
Craig Allen Vanus My condolences Bob...May God bless and comfort your family at this time of sweet sadness...
Rachel Stayner Phelps Our prayers are with.  
Patti Jo McDonald Dilworth Bishop, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I could tell he was a good man from all of the things that you shared about him. I hope heaven's blessings are with you and your family at this time. Take care, Patti and Don Dilworth  
Steven Etter I'm sorry to hear the news.  
Daniel Rasmussen Bob, our love to you and your family. Dan & Shauna  
Mychele McFarland Barlow Paul & I send our thoughts, prayers and love to the Emmett family. Phil Mettra Bob, my prayers are with you and your family. God Speed.  
Brad Palmer Our thoughts are with you. Brad and Heidi  
Donna Harris Vidmar Peter and I send our love and prayers. Bob, you are his legacy. Knowing you let's us know what kind of a man your father was. Alma 48:17-18.  
Vickie Ralphs Munson Steve and I send our heartfelt love to all....God Bless.  
Joni Turner Corbin Bob- Our love goes out to you and your sweet family. Dan and I offer our sincere condolences. We miss you!  
Lynette Luis My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember hearing so many great stories about heart goes out to you.  
Karen Olson Mickelson Bills Oh Bob, so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family will be in our prayers!!!  
Chris Halloran I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.  
Tashina Etter I am sorry to hear about Grandpa Emmett. He was such a kind man and always had the best blog comments. I will keep your mother and family in my prayers.  
Sue Sutherland Lunt So sorry for your loss. We send our love & thoughts to you & your family. Chris & Sue  
Jill Lutz I feel the tenderness in your words. How wonderful that you've had such a great father! You're continuing his legacy.  
Chris Bauer What a great man. My sympathies for your family's loss.  
Robert Spencer Cahoon I don't know your dad but knowing you and your family tells me he is a good man and will be missed in this mortal life.  
Michelle Cotter Goodale Bob, I'm sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I've enjoyed reading your posts as you have talked about the tender moments you have had with him over the last several weeks. Even in those short comments I could feel your love for him. I hope you and your family will be comforted and strengthened during this coming week.  
Susan Polley Redford Sorry to hear about your dad and grandpa! Oh but what a life well lived and a great family legacy he has left. Love to all of you at this difficult time. We miss you.  
Aaron Clark Bob, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It sounds like your dad's life was truly one worthy of celebration.  
Teresa Springer Anderson Sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about him. Sounds like he was an incredible blessing in your life.  
Tara Stimbert Poulsen So, so, sorry to hear. I lost my dad in April. It stinks but honestly if it weren't for the gospel and the knowledge that we have I think it would have been so much harder. Your dad sounds incredible. Thanks for sharing.  
Matt Lockhart What a beautiful tribute to your father. I hope you, your mother, and your family are blessed with peace at this time.  
Bob Emmett Our family sure appreciates the kind words. Here's a link to the local on-line daily report on dad.  
Scott McDougle Nicely done Bob. Very uplifting. Our prayers are with you.  
Megan Stayner Bunch Thank you so much for the wonderful tribute and for the wonderful way you have shared him with us all these past weeks. I feel as if I know him...and what an amazing legacy he has left in you and yours.  
Deanna Catalano- Rumsey Bishop Emmett, I am sorry for your loss. Comforting he is going home. You and your family will be in my prayers.  
Ann Arnold Dimas Bobby -- I never met your Dad -- but I met you and if he is the one who taught you to be who you are he is a special person!! We love you and are sorry for your earthly loss, but believe and hope in forever. We send our best wishes and love to you and your family!  
John Raser So very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. From all that you shared with me about him, he was quite a man. 
April Barrett I am thinking about you and your family Bob. It sounds like your dad was an awesome guy and you have lots of good memories to reflect on. Hang in there! 
Robb Lifferth The best indication of how a man lived his life is to see the family they have raise. If that is the case, it is obvious he was a good man! 
Carol Dorius Deese Nice article! What a tribute to Uncle John. 
Carol Dorius Deese Thanks,Bob. Hugs, love,Carol  
Sandy McDougle So sorry to hear about that Bob.  
Beverly Beckstead Rice That is a wonderful article about a great life! Our thoughts are with you.
      pleblian Sep 30, 2010.
      Good man. Good Family. Good example. Good life. Good death.

      Here are a few more comments regarding dad from kind and wonderful friends and family - Jake

      Hello Jake. I just heard the news of your father's passing. He was a wonderful man and played such an important part in my life. I so looked up to him as my bishop and count myself fortunate to have rubbed shoulders with him. May the Lord's blessing be with you and your family at this time. - Bruce Gardner

      Jake, I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with your Dad at Logan Hospital. He always called me "Tammy" and would give me a hug. Life long friends of the McMurdie Family as well. I adored Dr. Emmett. I feel so blessed to have known such a great Doctor. He was a true gentle giant, and a great man of the Lord. Neil and I send our deepest sympathy to your family and to your wonderful Mom. - Tamara L. McMurdie 

      Your family did a great job in honoring and remembering a great husband, father, grandfather and friend. I have very fond memories of the times I spent at the Emmett house and with the Emmett family. Take care! - Larry Williams

      There's no where else I rather be today then celebrating Uncle John's life with everyone I love, see you all soon!!!! P.S. this may sound strange but some of the sweetest celebration memories are at the Logan cemetery!!! - Melissa Hickman 

      I agree with Melissa the Logan Cemetery is full of wonderful memories. I had a private Emmett moment last night as I had curry for dinner. AAHHHH - Heather Hickman 

      Saturday, October 2, 2010

      Happy Birthday Adrienne & Adam

      Happy Birthday Adrienne!  Hope you have a wonderful birthday!  

      Thanks for being a GREAT big sister.

      And Happy Birthday to Adam!

      Hope you have a fun birthday here in Utah!  We are glad you are here!

      Look who's 18

      Happy 18th Birthday Sam

      Papa John said...
      "We certainly concur! What a joy it has been to have Sam in the family so we could all enjoy her infectious smile and laugh and have her association at family gatherings. Here's to many more of the same."