LaVerkin, Utah is not exactly the biggest town on the map. Growing up in this small Southern Utah town meant that I was surrounded by relatives both close and more distant, but most of us in town shared a common pioneer ancestry. Everyone knew everyone. As kids, we had the freedom to roam the town and visit family and friends and the few businesses that called LaVerkin home. Aside from the quaint charm and pioneer history of LaVerkin, it has one other major claim to fame that begin to draw visitors from near and far. It is a mere ?? miles to the entrance to Zion National Park and the rugged red rocks provide a beautiful backdrop to this charming town.
One of my frequent stops as a child riding my bike around town was the home of my Great-Aunt Ardella. Her home had been built by my own grandfather in 1940?? and I love the house and it’s inhabitant. Ardella was the youngest of my grandmother’s 11 siblings. She was fun and spunky and determined and always had ??? for me and my cousin.
Ardella had a way of making everyone feel like her favorite. After her death….for me to purchase her home. Ardella was a DIYer, and not a casual one at that. She did her own watering system, her own electrical system and pretty much anything else that was needed. Often coming up with her own way to tackle these issues. Renovating the cottage was going to take more than some paint and flooring to bring it up to code and current safety standards.
Follow along here, as we tell the story of the transformation of the Ardella Cottage and share some of the rich history of the woman who lived there.
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