Tiny and Margaret were married on April 2, 1949. Ten years after they were married they purchased the Ranch, in 1959. At the time they leased the ranch out until 1977 when Grandpa Tiny realized his dream to move to the ranch. They moved to the ranch into a small camp trailer with their youngest daughter Shannon. From there Tiny built a shed where they put the trailer and a trampoline while they began construction on their house. Tiny worked from sun up till sundown day after day. He was known for his hard work and dedication to the ranch. Unfortunately, after the house was finished an undetermined source ignited and burned much of the house before they were able to extinguish the flames. They were devastated. Shortly thereafter they began reconstructing their home.
Tiny had a love for flying. He owned a Cessna 182 that he flew religiously before moving to the ranch. He always had projects going on the farm. He built a few hay barns and a hangar for his airplane. He would use an old oil field road as his runway to land and take off at the ranch. It broke his heart to see his plane sitting in the hangar for most of the year as he was to busy farming to fly. He decided to sell his plane. Grandma told the story frequently of when they were on their way to sell it that she asked him if he was sure he wanted to sell the plane and he said no, but it was ruining the plane to just sit there. They went through with the sale and used the hangar for equipment storage.
Margaret loved bowling! She bowled on the Monday Morning Ladies League in Morgan and was the league secretary for 15+ years. She also bowled on the Friday Miss Pins League in Heber. When the weather was bad in the wintertime she always refused to drive, unless it was to bowling. Rain, Shine, Blizzard or snowed in, it did not matter. She was not going to miss bowling. Her teams went to several National Bowling Tournaments all over the United States.
Margaret was also very involved in the Summit County Fair dedicating many years of service to the Upton Ward Scone Booth and to the Horticulture exhibit. She was even chosen as the 2008 Outstanding Fair Worker by the Utah Association of Fairs for her many years of dedicated service to the Summit county Fair.
She spent much of her time during the summers working in her flowerbeds. She loved her flowers, especially roses. Many years she had to purchase new rose bushes because they could not survive the hard winters on the ranch. She loved to make flower arrangements and take them to church on Sunday's.
Tiny and Margaret loved to square dance. Before moving to the ranch they spent a great deal of time participating.
Tiny fell ill and passed away in the fall of 1994. Margaret continued to bowl and plant flowers for many more years. She loved supporting her grandchildren and great grandchildren in all their endeavors. Margaret loved her family very much. She had a deep love for Upton, and the ranch. Margaret passed away on April 16, 2021. She was 10 days away from turning 91 years old. Margaret and Tiny's ranching legacy was then passed down to their daughter Shannon and her husband Kevin.
Kevin and Shannon were married in 1980. Since then they have been blessed with 5 children. Kevin worked along side Tiny on the ranch for a number of years before Tiny's passing. From there, Kevin has taken on the operations of the ranch with the help of the kids. All their kids are grown up and they have blessed Kevin and Shannon with 4 beautiful grand daughters and a grandson. They love their grand kids very much!
Kevin married into the family and moved onto the ranch in 1980. He assisted Tiny with the farming and ranching until 1994 when Tiny passed away. He and his family then took over the farming and ranching until the present time.
Tyler was born in 1997 and has always had a passion for the ranch and everything that comes with it. He loves working along side his dad and enjoys including his kids in the daily chores.