Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sorrow and Grief

Hello Dear Reader,
When Grandpa (Wesley) Carter was a junior in high school his mother, Annie (Blake) Carter received a phone call from a neighbor of his older sister, Beulah Frisby. Beulah had been married for several years, had no children, and was like a second mother to Grandpa. The neighbor said Beulah was sick and her husband, Royal (Tiny), was nowhere to be found. She had been alone for two or three days and they were very concerned about her.

Wes drove his mother to Salt Lake to assess the situation. They found Beulah very ill and were also unable to locate Royal. They took her back to Provo and admittted her to Aird Clinic hospital. The family took turns staying with her twenty-four hours a day.

Wes and his brother, Bill, were staying with her the night she passed away. Wes was alone with her when she died. This was a hard experience for him--one that affected him the rest of his life.
Aunt Genni


Darcy said...

Did they ever find out where her husband was?

Genni Hall O'Gee said...

Grandpa didn't say if they ever found him or not. He did say that Tiny was an alcoholic. He thought very poorly of him. We do know that he died in California. I just looked at FamilySearch and there is conflicting information there. One record says he married someone else less than a month after Beulah died; another says that he was endowed and had Beulah sealed to him on that same date. Looks like some investigating needs to be done.