1987 Phil Vardiman Family Reunion

31 July - 1 August, 1987 - Estes Park, Colorado

Phillip Miles Vardiman


Frances "Louise" Carter Vardiman Robinson

2nd Husband, John Robinson

John & Louise Robinson with Phil & Louise's Children minus Mary Phil

John & Louise Robinson with Phil & Louise's Grandchildren

Larry Vardiman


Billie Vardiman


Bill Vardiman

Steve Vardiman Family

Ted Kurtz and Anne Lueece Vardiman Kurtz

David Vardiman Family

Larry's family drove from San Diego, California to Colorado

Vardiman men at campfire
Back: Steve and David talking
Front: Ted & Larry popping popcorn

Vardiman men cooking corn

Left to Right: David, Bill, Steve, Larry, John

David Vardiman sorting family photos from Grandma Lou's trunk

Katie Vardiman
David & Debbie's daughter
(2 years old)

Estes Park peak
Left to Right:
Julie, Tracy, Michelle, Johnene, Phillip, Sarah, Laura

Sarah Vardiman
Bill & Billie's youngest daughter
(4 years old)

August 1, 1987
View on top of Estes Park
Julie, Johnene, Bill, Billie (Ted & Anne in back)

August 1, 1987
Cowboy dinner show
Left to Right: Vardiman Teenagers Michelle, Kelly, Tracy, Johnene, Julie

August 2, 1987
Family Church Service in Estes Park
Grandpa John led worship

John Robinson could play guitar and harmonica at the same time

Larry Vardiman

led the service

August 2, 1987
Surprise 70th Birthday Party for

Grandma Lou

Phil Vardiman

Family before he passed away in 1968

Louise Vardiman Robinson

passed away February 2000 All 6 children at funeral

"I was 19 in 1987 and had just completed my Freshman year at Christian Heritage College.  The Vardiman family reunion was held in Estes Park, Colorado and lasted for 3 days from July 31 - August 2.  Larry and Billie's families used campers, Ted & Ann camped in a tent, David's family rented a cabin and Steve's family and Grandpa John and Grandma Lou had hotel rooms. Mary Phil and her son, Tony, were not able to come.  We met and ate at Uncle David's cabin.  David gave out family photos from his mother's trunk, my Grandma Lou, throughout the weekend.

Saturday, August 1st
We took family photos at the peak in Estes Park. In the evening we ate dinner at the Lazy B ranch.  It was a real cowboy dinner (steak, beans and coffee) and cowboy entertainment (music). 

Sunday, August 2nd
We had a church service outside. Grandpa John led singing (Louise had remarried 8 years after her first husband's death).  Larry read from the Bible and gave a talk.  That afternoon we all surprised Grandma Lou with an early birthday party to celebrate her upcoming 70th birthday on August 30, 1987. 

Monday, August 3rd
Kelly, Laura and I drove back with Grandpa John and Grandma Lou to their house in Redfeather, Colorado.  Dad and Mom, Larry and Jeannette, drove our car to their house and we stayed there until August 3rd.  Daniel went back to Marshall, Missouri with Uncle Bill and Aunt Billie to spend time with cousin Phillip as they're only 3 months apart."

Written by Michelle Vardiman Fansler 12 July 2010

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