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 Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, March 03, 2016, Page 5

Faris - Sawyer Reunion held

  • The 2015 Faris/Sawyer cousin reunion was held July 23 and 25 in Iowa. It was planned and organized by the Iowa cousins. Fifty-two cousins attended from Colorado, California, Texas, Tennessee, Oregon and Iowa.

    Friday late afternoon we traveled to Lake Rathbun near Centerville and enjoyed a wonderful dinner cruise aboard the J and K dinner cruise house-boat on Lake Rathbun. It was a beautiful evening and we all enjoyed visiting and getting reacquainted. A delicious barbecued meat meal was served.

    On Saturday afternoon and evening, we had an old fashioned picnic/cook-out at the Little River Recreational Area northwest of Leon. Many enejoyed boating, tubbing and fishing on the lake. Many pictures were taken both days.

    Those in attendance were:

    Victor and Edith (Sawyer) Thompson's family - Darlene Kling; Denise Kelley, Calvin and Camryn of Loveland, CO;

    from Lynden and Gladys Faris' family - Karla and Bill Moberly of Santa Rosa, CA; Bryan and Mary Ann Moberly, Bryson and Malana of Collierville, TN; Bob Faris of Santa Barbara, CA; Richard and Judi Faris of Medord, OR;

    and from Wilbur and Eva (Sawyer) Faris' family - Jim and Katie Faris, Sherry LaFace, and Courtney of Lancaster, CA; Lee Faris and friend Evelyn Sickels; Rodney and Elizabeth Faris of Mount Ayr, IA; Richard Faris and friend Neva of South Haven, MN; Justin Faris of Creston, IA; Jackie and Russell Stewart, Trent and Hallee of Mount Ayr, IA; Jennifer and Shawn Byrd, BrieAnn and Austin of Diagonal, IA; Louise Stamper of Mount Ayr, IA; Marcia Snook, Christopher and Donovan of Fort Collins, CO; Lucille and Ronald Deemer of Davis City, IA; Christine and Larry Opfer and Ethan of Colfax, IA; David Deemer and fiancee, Becky, of Garwin, IA; Brooke and Andy Sunstrum of St. Paul, MN; Kipler Deemer and friend, Nathan, of Des Moines, IA; Jeremy Deemer of Lamoni, IA; Lyle and Betty Faris; Debbie Klommhaus of Mount Ayr, IA; and DeAnna Pennings and Taylor of Sioux City, IA.

    A wonderful weekend was had by all, and it was decided to have the next reunion in Iowa again in 2017.

    Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2016

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