The 2013 Beaver County Fair Grand Marshals are...Betty Marshall and Karl Truman. Betty Lambson Marshall is from Antimony, Utah and married Fay Marshall on October 7, 1946. She is the daughter of Gus and Lillie Lambson. Betty and Fay had five children who were very active in all 4-H programs in completing projects in sewing, cooking, gardening, woodworking, steers, judging contests and demonstrations, competing in both county and state contests. Betty worked with the extension service and with Grant Esplin, being very instrumental in organizing and having the first Beaver County Fair in the Minersville Elementary School. (Before that, we had only 4-H fairs.) She served on the County 4-H Advisory Board for many years. She taught 4-H for many years long before and after her own children were in 4-H. Betty served as Secretary for the Beaver County Stock Show for 25 years and has always supported the Beaver County Fair and helped wherever possible, judging many county fairs throughout the state. Their children are Elaine (Dale Baldwing) of Panguitch, Greg (Marlene) Marshall, Tommy Marshall (deceased), Grace (Scott) Bealer, Sidney (Jennifer) Marshall all of Minersville. She has 15 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. This has been truly a 4-H family, learning the many skills she taught them well as supporting the Beaver County Fair. Her daughters have followed in her footsteps, Elaine working for Garfield County Extension for 15 years and Grace working for Beaver County Extension for 12 years. All of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren have been great supporters of the Beaver County Fair. Fay (deceased) was a farmer and stockman and Betty is a housewife, but being a rancher's wife was always ready to help him where ever needed on the farm or with the cattle. Both were very active civic and church workers holding many different positions.
Karl Truman was born in Huntington, Utah on January 3, 1921, to Iver and Meleta Truman. He grew up working hard: in 1939 he took a steer to the World's Fair held in San Francisco, California. Karl enjoyed playing basketball and ran track in high school. His team held the medley relay record for 25 years at his high school. He met Phyllis Marshall when she was teaching school in Huntington and they were married in the Salk Lake Temple on January 24, 1931. They moved to Minersville in 1947 and bought the old Relief Society Hall and turned it into Minersville Feed. He started with only a chopper and feed mixer, then bit by bit added machinery to build a booming business. Karl started John Deere Machinery and sold it after 30 years. Karl served on the Beaver County School Board for 35 years and was instrumental in getting many of the new buildings or additions we have now. Karl and Phyllis had 6 girls and 1 boy, they are: Gayle, Janlaray, Kathryn, Nannett, Lyla, Colleen, and Mark. Karl and Phyllis served an 18 month mission to the Phillippines in 1980-81 and another 6 month mission to British Columbia, Canada. Karl loves mining and owned the Lincoln Mine, one of the first in our area. He mined silver and lead and still knows there is plenty to be found. Karl has 27 grandkids and 18 great-grandkids. He is still sharp as can be. His words of advice are, "There's no free lunch, go to work!" He is a prime example of hard work and success.
Thanks Betty & Karl for all you have done in Beaver County! PREVIOUS BEAVER COUNTY FAIR
2012 - Bryan and Helen Sherwood 2011 - Al and Genevre Wallace 2010 - Ruben Dotson and Elma Blackburn 2009 - Richard and Toni Rollins 2008 - Shirley Wright and Marsha Henrie 2007 - Dale and Carla Eyre 2006 - Heber & Colleen Gurr 2005 - Ronald and Sally Rose 2004 - Vance & Connie Marshall
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