Friday, September 30, 2011

Death, Be Not Proud

Kristi G. Bringhurst Clark 


Kristi G. Bringhurst Clark
1970 ~ 2011
Our sweet wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend Kristi G. Bringhurst Clark, age 40, passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, September 22, 2011 following complications of a massive stroke.
Kristi was born November 20, 1970 in Murray, Utah to Vickie Dawn Dorman and Gary P. Bringhurst. She graduated from Davis High School, 1989 and was a barber by trade. She married Anson Bowen Clark, November 28, 1989 in Farmington, Utah. Their son Anson Bowen was the light of her life. She enjoyed rollerblading, tennis, hiking and being outdoors. Kristi loved a joke, piano, music, and was artistic. Kristi was a kind, gentle, loving, and generous woman who brought happiness and joy to those in her presence. She was a devoted wife, mother, and daughter. She is loved dearly and will be missed profoundly. She gave to all who knew her and was an organ and tissue donor in death.
She is survived by her husband, Anson Bowen Clark, their son, Anson Bowen, Farmington, her mother Vickie Dawn Dorman (Steve), father Gary P. Bringhurst (Sandy), siblings, Tiffany E. Gatten (Rick), Jason Bringhurst (Jen), Star Jaques (Jeff), Steven (Emilee), step siblings Jeni Newson, Mandi Young (Brent), Ashley Holcomb (Nate), and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her sister Amber and brother Ryan.
A celebration of Kristi's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 30 at the LDS Farmington Fairway Chapel, 1533 North 1075 West, Farmington, Utah.
Published in Deseret News on September 28, 2011

 Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
 Mighty and dreadful, for thou are not so;

 For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
              Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,

 And soonest our best men with thee do go,
                         Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.

 Thou'art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
                    And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
 And poppy'or charms can make us sleep as well
                 And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then?

One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
~John Donne


Thursday, September 29, 2011


in all honesty
you were my first little boy
crazy for you from the start
stories whispered in your ear
boy in my lap

lit a flame of desire
to have my own little boys


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Birthday!

35 years ago
she was born

 my first little baby girl
 ever sober
 the sister of many
for pete's sake...don't let her slip!
she mothered each and every sibling
she's a natural
 my trusty helper
now trusted friend 
 we both gave birth on the 28th
the very best birthday present she ever had
a day i always feel blessed
her first son
happy birthday dear Carter
happy birthday to you!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

when upon life's billows


  • beautiful September skies
  • enjoy Hale Theater with children
  • Andrew Lloyd Weber
  • "any dream will do"
  • kristi
  • anson
  • young anson
  • siblings
  • home grown tomatoes
  • changing autumn leaves
  • poetry
  • throwing the frisbee with jack
  • seeing claire during recess
  • wild atlantic salmon
  • fresh basil
  • crickets in the evening
  • RS conference
  • clove lotion bar
  • liz lives here

When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
Johnson Oatman Jr,.

Monday, September 26, 2011

living her dream

our little house on Calvin 
those curtains hung in every house i've lived in
machine wash and tumble dry

same face
cristie--23 years earlier


Sunday, September 25, 2011

one day at Lagoon

this is my son Samuel
he always looked after his sister

she took scissors to her hair
botched it so badly
we evened it out with the clippers

see her dimple
she's darling
his happy smile
ever looking out for her
to this day


Friday, September 23, 2011


backyard...1800 South.

In the healthy family, first and best, we can learn to listen, forgive, praise, and to rejoice in the achievements of others. There also we can learn to tame our egos, work, repent, and love. In families with spiritual perspective, yesterday need not hold tomorrow hostage. If we sometimes act the fool, loving families know this is not our last act; the curtain is not rung down.  
Neal A. Maxwell, “‘Take Especial Care of Your Family’,” Ensign, May 1994, 88


Thursday, September 22, 2011

i will miss you

Kristi Bringhurst Clark


my sister-in-law Kristi passed away today
she was forty years old

i will always appreciate her genuine kindness
she had a soft spot for the "under dog"
she had compassion
even in the end

she loved my brother
and she was always so proud of her son

she leaves a hole
and a smile

“Faith in God includes Faith in God's timing.”
― Neal A. Maxwell


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

life can turn on a dime

i was fifteen years old when he was born

this is my brother Anson
 he is the youngest of six children
he is named after his great-grandfather
Anson Bowen Call
 i adore him
this beautiful girl Anson is with is Kristi
 i was around when he met her
 we were at Lagoon
he started the day hanging out with us
met Kristi
and the rest is history
sweethearts then marriage
 they have one son...Anson Jr.
 Kristi had a stroke two days ago
for eight hours she waited
to be found
this little family needs your prayers

Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am God:
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will up hold thee with the right hand of my righteousness...
For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand,
saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
Isaiah 41: 10, 13



mother would say
"my boy Russell"
i have no idea

one thing for sure
she adored this boy

one afternoon they had an argument
in the driveway
she was hosing down the driveway
she always did

it wasn't long before he was soaking
grown-up and soaking

all wet 
1. Lit. completely wet. Nathan got hosed down by his mother and now he is all wet.
2. Fig. mistaken; wrongheaded; on the wrong track. You're full of baloney Nate. You're all wet. If you think that you can pull a stunt like that, you're all wet.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

change is inevitable


So many things i like about this photo...

  1. my mother's smile
  2. she's holding Laurel
  3. Laurel has her blankie
  4. my dad's arm resting on my shoulder
  5. ali's little shorts
  6. ed in sun glasses
  7. the way sweetie has his hands on ed's head
  8. i'm holding spencer
  9. anson
  10. angie holding jessica
  11. pam and jeff are young and happy
  12. daniel looking out
  13. Laurel is distracted
  14. my moccasins
  15. that faithful van

i wonder who the photographer was...

Monday, September 19, 2011

dinner, bath and bed

slippery summer bodies
grandma's tub
all smiles
all mine


Saturday, September 17, 2011


one of the best movies i have seen in a long time

from South Korea


Thursday, September 15, 2011

eight years old

she had dreams
even then
her two front teeth
big and permanent


Monday, September 12, 2011

Chicago...part 2

 downtown...Michigan Avenue

 Isaac's pet snake....pedro eating two mice
 the first one...easy does it
 the second one...yikes
  the snake is fed
the kids are tucked away
homework is done
happy parents