Fred Loveridge and Ruby Rey Lee Buhler: Fred, the sixth child, third son of Alma and Hazel Buhler, was born May 26, 1927, in Highland. Fred was an enterprising young man and began raising his own chickens when he was ten years old. He graduated from American Fork High School and was drafted into the Army Air Force in 1945. He was discharged in December 1946.
Ruby was born January 25, 1929, in Los Angeles, California to James Harold and Jennie May Woodbury Lee, the fourth child in a family of eleven. Her family moved to Utah when her father took a position at Geneva Steel. The purchased a farm in northeast Highland (#48 on the 1958 Highland map) and set up a grade A dairy. He hired local boys to help on his farm-some of whom were the Buhlers and thus Ruby and Fred were to meet. They were married June 2, 1947, in the Salt Lake Temple and set up housekeeping in a tent with a wooden floor (#14 - Highland map - interactive, large) but moved five more times before settling in a home on twenty acres they purchased from his sister Lilly and her husband Lawrence Day (#78 - Highland map - interactive, large) in 1950.
Fred worked at Geneva Steel and they raised and sold tomatoes, watermelon and cantaloupe on their farm. They kept busy in church work and had a great deal to do with dancing in the MIA.
They had fifteen children: Leroy, Brent, Chris, Sherilyn, Cathleen, Rosanne, Judy, Jane, Connie, Slade, Brad, Ben, Aleesa, James and John. The last two were twins and both died shortly after birth.
The last few years of their lives were spent in an assisted living facility in American Fork. They died a few months apart in 2012 (Fred on August 21 and Ruby on Christmas day).
Part of Fred’s property was donated to the LDS church for a chapel which was completed in 2012, just in time that the first service held in it was Fred’s funeral.
Herman Nephi and Glenna Fae Jorgensen Buhler: Herman was born April 28, 1925, in Highland, to Alma and Hazel Buhler, fifth of their eleven children. When he was five he crawled under the car to watch his dad fixing it. When Alma was done he got out from under the car, got in the car and drove away, not realizing that Herman was there. The wheel of the car ran right over Herman’s stomach and they took him to the Dr who said if he had recently eaten he might have been killed but he was fine in a few hours. He played basketball at American Fork High School and was a good singer and was in some plays which gave him more confidence. He was drafted into the army where he served for one year then went to BYU for a semester before serving a mission in South Africa from 1948-50.
Glenna Fae was born January 15, 1930, in Logandale, Nevada to Abraham Darrel and Afton Cook Jorgensen. Abraham found a position at Geneva Steel as a blacksmith so they moved to Highland (#100 - Highland map - interactive, large). After a short while they moved to Idaho but Glenna wanted to stay and graduate from American Fork so she lived with Herman’s sister Ruby and her husband Wayne Day. There she met Herman and they dated before his mission and when he left he gave her a ring and she waited for him. They were married October 18, 1950, and lived in the basement home of the Gappmayers (#85 - Highland map - interactive, large) for a short while then lived with her parents (who had returned from Idaho and were living in American Fork) for seven years while building their Highland home on property purchased from his father (#82 - Highland map - interactive, large). They had 6 children: Max, Blake, Glen, Janette, Randall and Michelle. Herman died January 31, 2004, Glenna died July 2, 2006.
[Buhler family website]
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