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Edna Haynie Snelgrove on the date of her wedding, January 13, 1940

Edna Haynie Snelgrove

July 18, 1916 to
Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona to

Autobiography of Edna Haynie Snelgrove
Part of Patrick Calhoun Haynie Family History

I, Edna Haynie, was born the tenth and last born child of Patrick Calhoun Haynie and Mary Elma Wilson Haynie, and the last of her father's 22 children. (Mary Elma Wilson was the daughter of Stephen Fairchild Wilson and Sarah Jane Brown Wilson.) I was born while my parents were refugees living in a tent city in Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona on 18 July 1916. Here attended school. I graduated from Douglas High School in 1935. During the three years my parents were Ordained Temple Workers. I attended the Mesa, Arizona schools."

Edna served as Secretary of the Douglas Branch Sunday School, and as a Primary teacher. In 1935 Edna departed for the Central States Mission, laboring in Oklahoma and Missouri; several months were spent in the Mission Home where she was Secretary to President Elias S. Woodruff. After her release from the Mission, Ekna, Elma, and Mother Haynie moved to Mesa, Arizona to a new home built by Brother Joseph Owen Stradling, Jr. In January of 1938, at 49 South Udall Street.

Edna attended Arizona State College at Tempe in 1938-1939. She taught a Sunday School class and was MIA Gleaner Teacher in the Mesa Second Ward. She served as President of the Maricopa Stake Gleaners and was elected "Queen" of the Gold and Green Ball in 1939. Gerald Fuller was the "King".

At this time a young man by the name of Charles Laird Snelgrove, of Salt Lake City, born May 19, 1911 in Salt Lake City, came to Mesa on his vacation to meet old friends he had known during his missionary labors in the Mexican Mission. Edna was introduced to him by Fred Ash. A romance, mostly by correspondence, followed. Edna and Laird were married in the Arizona Temple on the 13th of January 1940. Laird is quoted as saying "This was the smartest decision of my life." After their reception they left for their permanent home in Salt Lake CIty, Utah, where Laird was engaged in business, the Snelgrove Ice Cream Company.

Edna served in the YWMIA of the Lincoln Ward, Granite Stake, as Gleaner Leader or President of YWMIA for 11 years. She received the Honorary Golden Gleaner Award of the Stake at the same time her husband received the Honorary Master M-Man Award in 1952. In 1947 Edna was the Relief Society Social Science Teacher. She was President of the Forest Dale School PTA for the year 1953-1954.

On July 1954 the family moved into the Forest Dale Ward where once again Edna was active in the Junior Gleaner and Gleaner classes.

Edna and Laird have three girls, Patricia, Maridell, and Joy; and three boys, Charles,  Richard, and Stephen. The family is happy and love to do things together. They travel extensively.

The children have had the opportunity to study piano, dance, and elocution, and became quite good in these arts.

Edna and Laird and their children had another wonderful experience from February of 1960 to October of 1963 when they traveled to Argentina where Laird served as Mission President and Edna as Mission Mother.  Another growing experience.

Edna is a natural platinum blonde with blue eyes and a fair complexion. She is stylish and accomplished and is a decorator and hostess. She does the decorating for the Snelgrove Ice Cream business. She is alert, friendly, hospitalbe, direct, dependable and genuine.


Charles Laird Snelgrove 1911-2003
Utah Rotary District 5420 District Governor from 1985-1986
Argentina Mission President re 1960-1963
Regional Representative for South America
Oldest B.Y.U. Graduate ever at 91 years of age in 2002

 "Snelgrove fans get one last scoop"
http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0%2C1249%2C405010072%2C00.html on Friday June 7, 2002.

Snelgrove Ice Cream Parlor: 850 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT (312) 943-1124

Ice Cream Pioneer Snelgrove Dies

Date: February 21, 2003

Charles Laird Snelgrove, patriarch of Snelgrove Ice Cream Co., died Monday of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 91.

Snelgrove was the son of Fidella Flint Laird Snelgrove and Charles Rich Snelgrove, who founded Snelgrove Ice Cream in 1929. Husband to Edna Haynie Snelgrove.

He attended Forest Elementary, Irving Junior High and LDS High schools, and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southwest from 1930 to 1933.

After his mission, Snelgrove -- who went by Laird -- ...

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Publication: Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT)
Article ID: 100D3E260E5692A7

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Charles Laird Snelgrove

Date: February 21, 2003

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and mentor, Charles Laird Snelgrove, died peacefully at his home Monday, February 17, 2003, of complications from pancreatic cancer.

Laird was born May 19, 1911, to Charles Rich Snelgrove and Fidella Flint Laird Snelgrove in their family home located in Sugarhouse.

Laird was the oldest child whose parents and siblings adored and admired him. His father's employment opportunities in Idaho and Montana caused the family to leave Salt Lake ...

Author: The Salt Lake Tribune Page: B6
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Publication: Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT)
Article ID: 100D3E23A3748688

Charles Laird Snelgrove

Date: February 20, 2003

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and mentor, Charles Laird Snelgrove, died peacefully at his home Monday, February 17, 2003, of complications from pancreatic cancer.

Laird was born May 19, 1911, to Charles Rich Snelgrove and Fidella Flint Laird Snelgrove in their family home located in Sugarhouse.

Laird was the oldest child whose parents and siblings adored and admired him. His father's employment opportunities in Idaho and Montana caused the family to leave Salt Lake ...

Author: The Salt Lake Tribune Page: B4
Word Count: 1246
Publication: Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT)
Article ID: 100D3E0AC1F2C882

Here's a Scoop: Seattle Company Plans to Buy Snelgrove Plant

Date: August 31, 1991

A Seattle company is about to buy the Snelgrove ice-cream plant in Salt Lake City, but local connoisseurs won't notice any difference in the taste of the popular treat.

Snelgrove Ice Cream Co. has reached an agreement to sell - for an undisclosed sum - its plant at 850 E. 2100 South to MKD Distributors, a Washington-based company that distributes ice cream and other dairy products in the Northwest.

"They'll be taking over the manufacturing and the distribution of ...

Author: Steven Oberbeck SLTribune Page: B3
Word Count: 609
Publication: Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT)
Article ID: 1011765F8CA58871


ARGENTINA. The Church was brought into Argentina by a few German immigrant families who had joined it in their homeland before they emigrated. They felt they needed to await the visit of Elder Melvin J. Ballard before they could baptize even their family members who wished to join. The first non-German convert was baptized in 1926. For several years the missionaries spoke only English and German, but emphasis was later placed on teaching also in Spanish, and that brought limited success to the Church's missionary work. The Church grew slowly in Argentina until the 1960s, when the emphasis was placed on training local member leadership. Mission President C. Laird Snelgrove organized a mission council in which he trained most of the men who would become the leaders during the next twenty-five years. A member of that council, Juan Carlos Avila, became the first native Argentine to be called as a mission president (1974-1977). The first Argentine stake was organized on November 20, 1966, presided over by a local priesthood bearer, Angel Abrea, who in 1976 would become the first Latin American General Authority. The mission was first divided in 1962, and by January 1991 the Church had nine missions, 64 stakes and districts, and over 500 wards and branches serving Argentina's 171,000 Latter-day Saints. The Buenos Aires Temple was dedicated on January 17, 1986, by Thomas S. Monson, Second Counselor in the First Presidency. Angel and Maria Victoria Chiapparino Abrea were the president and the matron. Argentina received a missionary training center in Buenos Aires, established in 1986 under President Lyman Sidney and Sister Afton Kartchner Shreeve, who had served missions in Argentina and presided over the Uruguay Mission.


General Authorities Present Diploma to 91-Year-Old Graduate — Deseret News / Additional story

Laird Snelgrove left Brigham Young University and his family's new ice cream business in 1930 to serve a full-time mission to Mexico. When he returned home three years later during the height of the Depression, there was no time to resume his education. Finally, in 1979, he returned to BYU to finish what he had started. Now, at age 91 and after more than 20 years of steady studying, Snelgrove has completed a bachelor of arts degree and will be awarded his diploma by BYU President Merrill J. Bateman and Elders M. Russell Ballard and Henry B. Eyring.


BYU's Oldest Graduate, Example of Lifelong Learning

WHEN BYU conferred a bachelor of arts degree on 91-year-old C. Laird Snelgrove, '02, on Feb. 13, he became the university's oldest graduate ever. Snelgrove completed the requirements for his degree in Spanish in December 2002. Until he was diagnosed with cancer in February, Snelgrove had planned to participate in BYU's April commencement activities.

Conferring the degree upon Snelgrove was BYU President Merrill J. Bateman, assisted by Elder M. Russell Ballard. "You have to admire the incredible determination of this man," Bateman said after presenting Snelgrove with the diploma.

Snelgrove suspended work on his college degree in 1930, when he chose to serve a mission to Mexico for the Church of Jesus Christ. When he returned three years later, the demands of the growing ice cream business he helped his father establish prevented him from returning to school. A family soon followed, and over the years his commitments to family, church, and public service took precedence. He did not resume his college studies until he was in his late 60s.

Snelgrove completed his first semester at BYU in 1979. Although it took him more than 20 years to complete his coursework, Snelgrove maintained a high grade point average. During this time, in which he completed much of his coursework by independent study, he also maintained a busy schedule that included his family, business, church, and community service.

On Feb. 17, only four days after receiving his degree, Snelgrove died peacefully at his home in Salt Lake City.


One cloudless morning not long ago, I presented myself at the office of Thomas E. Daniels, the society's public-relations manager, on the second floor of the tower. A clean-cut, younglooking man of fifty-three, Daniels has fourteen grandchildren and one more on the way, and he projected a patriarchal gentleness not often found in public relations. "This is where the real action is," he told me. "The Granite Mountain Records Vault is just the storage and developing arm of our Micrographics Division." Daniels had arranged a tour for me that would put the society in the larger, Mormon context. My guide was a tall elderly man named C. Laird Snelgrove, who had spent fifty-three years in his family's ice-cream business, which had been started by his father during the Depression. Recently, he told me, he had relinquished the day-to-day management of the company, to "give my sons their turn at the tiller," and he was now serving as a volunteer host in the society's public-communications department.


A BYU graduate - at 91

By Tad Walch
Deseret News staff writer

PROVO - [Charles] Laird Snelgrove left Brigham Young University and his family's new ice cream business in 1930 to serve a proselyting mission to Mexico for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

When he returned home three years later during the height of the Depression, there was no time to resume his education. Snelgrove's was on its way to becoming one of Utah's favorite ice cream stores.

His family and church and public service consumed his time for the next 45 years. Finally, in 1979, his interest in Spanish and his desire to earn a college degree led him to return to BYU.

After more than 20 years of steady studying, Snelgrove completed a bachelor's of arts degree in December and planned to march in commencement exercises in April.

However, he was diagnosed with aggressive pancreatic cancer last week and his health is failing.

So, 91-year-old Snelgrove, the oldest graduate in BYU history, was to be awarded his degree today at his Salt Lake City home by BYU President Merrill J. Bateman and LDS Church leaders Elder M. Russell Ballard and Elder Henry B. Eyring.

"He's breaking a long-standing record," BYU spokeswoman Carri P. Jenkins said. The previous mark was held by Lyle McDonald, who was 84 when he graduated in 1984.

Snelgrove completed independent study courses with the help of two of his three daughters, who typed his written work on computers to send to his professors, said one of his three sons, Stephen Snelgrove.

Jenkins said Snelgrove maintained a high grade point average as he took one or two classes a semester.

"He was dogged in his determination to finish his degree," Stephen Snelgrove said. "It was a real family project. His nieces helped him with his biology. It's remarkable that he did this over so many years while carrying out many other obligations."

Snelgrove left high school for a year to help his father, C.R. Snelgrove, and brother, J. Barr Snelgrove, open the first Snelgrove's store in downtown Salt Lake City in 1929. He worked without pay that year as he finished his high school degree at Salt Lake Academy. His father funded his mission with the back pay.

Snelgrove's creamy, rich ice cream quickly became famous. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had some Snelgrove's ice cream flown to the White House for Thanksgiving dessert.

The family sold the business to Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Inc. in the mid-1990s, but the brand continues to be sold in stores around the country. Laird Snelgrove continued making sales calls for Snelgrove's until last fall, when he started to complain about fatigue and loss of appetite.

Plans were made to award Snelgrove his Spanish degree at LDS Hospital, but he was released Wednesday. He was unavailable for comment Thursday morning.

During the 1960s, Snelgrove served as a mission president in Argentina and then as the church's regional representative for South America.


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"Patrick Calhoun Haynie Families" compiled by Winnie Haynie Mortensen, edited by J. Ross Mortensen on May 20, 1993. First section of this page submitted to this website by Erold C. Wiscombe.

"Charles Richard Snelgrove and Emily Brooksbank Snelgrove - Their Ancestry, Life, and Descendants." compiled by Emily Elizabeth Snelgrove Davey and Irene Mercedese Snelgrove Higgins in 1990.

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