We woke to very cold weather but that did not deter us from what we came to Newport to do. Go to the cemetery where Ron's Grandpa is buried. Ron never knew his Grandpa as he died when Pete, Ron's Dad, died when he was 14 years old.
|Pulling into the parking lot at Spring Valley Mennonite Church.|
|This used to be the Parsonage. It is now Sunday School & Youth classes.|
|This is the view of the cemetery as you walk around the back of the church.|
|The second marker in the back on the right is a Heibert. We believe this is one of Ron's Aunt Wilma's relatives as she grew up here in the Newport area.|
|This is facing the rear of the church. We know that Ron's Grandpa's marker is one of those drifts/openings. We just don't know which one and with over 12" of snow on the ground we were not going to find it.|
|Close up of one of the Heibert's markers.|
|View of the back of the church from the cemetery. Ron commented that this big evergreen must have been a pretty small tree when his Grandpa died. It is huge now.|