Oral Histories

Ruby Ray Tangreen Zufelt

b. 1908

Ruby Zufelt

Q. Were they in Orderville at that time?

A. In Orderville, yes. And they came over for Christmas. Jenny went back with them and stayed the two weeks for vacation time. I had a miscarriage Christmas day.

Q. How long were you in Tropic?

A. Just that winter. In the spring Lucien came and got us and we went back to Moab. Clarence went to get a job, but he couldn’t find a job anywhere else but Moab. He come back to Moab and went back to work with the sheep, so we moved back. He was up on the Mason ranch. Lucien moved us up there. He was so busy he couldn’t even feed us when we got there. Just yard work and sheep right there.

Q. You and Clarence lived most of your married life here in Grand County?

A. Oh, yes.

Q. It was quite warm in Tropic in the wintertime, so it wouldn’t have been as cold in Panguitch?

A. We had five foot of snow in Tropic, Utah. It covered the fence posts. We were snowed in. Couldn’t hardly get out, and then Rose died. Thelma’s husband had a little one seated car and they got the roads cleared so we could get out and we came to the funeral in Moab. They got us over to Moab and back to Panguitch.

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