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Found in 12944 Collections and/or Records:

William Riley Hurst diary, 1980

 Item — Box 5: [Barcode: 31197239239269], Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 8812 Item 24
Scope and Contents William's family spends much time together. William's son Reed crashes his truck into a 2000 lb bull, destroying the truck and harming the bull enough that it had to be put down. William writes of the politics of his day, including his thoughts on the presidential race and his contempt for Russia. William and Carol begin regularly watching their daughter's children so she can attend classes. William writes of his church activity. There is a heat wave and many people and poultry die from it....
Dates: 1980

William Riley Hurst diary, 1978 February-November

 Item — Box 4: [Barcode: 31197239239251], Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 8812 Item 21
Scope and Contents William's mission in Texas continues. He and Carol minister to the inactive members of the branch. They persuade the mission president to send Elders to help them and are then tasked with finding their housing. William interprets a man's dream for him based on revelation. He and Carol take advantage of many service opportunities. William suffers a small stroke but recovers. He comes to see Texas as beautiful. He receives great medical help. He receives a testimony that his mission is being...
Dates: 1978 February-November

William Riley Hurst diary, 1980-1981

 Item — Box 5: [Barcode: 31197239239269], Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 8812 Item 25
Scope and Contents

William writes of frequenting the temple and church meetings with his wife. They begin caring for William's elderly mother-in-law. William goes to see a film that his son had been working on at the time he died from cancer, and the film was dedicated in his honor. William's trucking business seems doomed for bankruptcy. William deals with trauma from his past car accident.

Dates: 1980-1981

William Riley Hurst diary, 1981-1982

 Item — Box 5: [Barcode: 31197239239269], Folder: 4
Identifier: MSS 8812 Item 26
Scope and Contents William's son-in-law Wayne helps him run his business but William is concerned about his methods. William spends much time pondering and grows closer to the Lord. His mother-in-law has an eye operation that goes well but has an unpleasant recovery. William is admitted to the hospital for surgery on his prostate and is released from the hospital a few days later. His declining physical health makes it difficult for him to complete household tasks. His daughter Heather has a third child. His...
Dates: 1981-1982

William Riley Hurst diary, 1982 March-November

 Item — Box 6: [Barcode: 31197239239277], Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8812 Item 27
Scope and Contents

William attends his brother-in-law's funeral. He writes of the politics of his day. He spends much time with his family. William and Carol begin babysitting many grandchildren frequently. William serves often in the temple. He has engine trouble with his Ford and has to get it repaired. Carol has to leave for a while to care for her elderly mother. William and Carol travel across the country on a church history tour. William's sister Luell agrees to be put in a rest home.

Dates: 1982 March-November

William Riley Hurst diary, 1982-1983

 Item — Box 6: [Barcode: 31197239239277], Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 8812 Item 28
Scope and Contents

William and Carol are kept busy caring for many of their grandchildren. Their son Reed begins suffering from poor health. William gets into a car accident on Christmas Eve but emerges uninjured. William and Carol celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. William's family helps Heather move into a new home with her children away from her husband. William's granddaughter Bayley falls out of a moving car, but receives minimal injuries. William and Carol welcome two new grandchildren.

Dates: 1982-1983

William Riley Hurst diary, 1983-1984

 Item — Box 6: [Barcode: 31197239239277], Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 8812 Item 29
Scope and Contents William writes of a bitter winter with temperatures near zero. William's family encourages him to write a book but he refuses. William's wife turns 70. William and Carol stay in Provo for a week to help their daughter Heather. Their time is filled by caring for grandchildren and Carol's mother. William attends his brother-in-law's funeral. William grows angry with his adopted daughter Bessie for taking advantage of his hospitality. William and Carol spend much time with their family and much...
Dates: 1983-1984

William Riley Hurst diary, 1985-1986

 Item — Box 7: [Barcode: 31197239239285], Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8812 Item 30
Scope and Contents

William visits his ailing elderly sister Luell. His physical pain worsens. He blesses his baby granddaughter. He writes of Ronald Reagan's second inauguration. William visits his son Grant in Virginia. His divorced daughter remarries to a man named Glade. William fears he is becoming addicted to his pain medication. His daughter-in-law Jeannete has a miscarriage. The wife of William's late son gets remarried.

Dates: 1985-1986

William Riley Hurst diary, 1986-1987

 Item — Box 7: [Barcode: 31197239239285], Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 8812 Item 31
Scope and Contents William celebrates his grandchildren's birthdays and baptisms. His failing health requires him to check in with a doctor frequently. William visits his son Grant in Virginia. William's daughter Heather has to go to court for the case between her ex-husband and Family Services. William writes of the politics surrounding the Reagan administration. He spends much time with his family. He catches the flu. He gets a pace maker. William struggles with his depression. His daughter Heather is sealed...
Dates: 1986-1987

William Riley Hurst diary, 1987-1989

 Item — Box 7: [Barcode: 31197239239285], Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 8812 Item 32
Scope and Contents

William and Carol help to care for his grandchildren. They spend time living with their daughter Heather. William is hospitalized for his stomach ulcers and other health failures, but does not stay long. William writes of a dangerously cold winter. He begins to have hearing failure. He visits his elderly sisters frequently. He visits his son Reed in Idaho. He writes of George Bush winning the election.

Dates: 1987-1989