Sandra Ivie MacArthur

Profile Updated: November 12, 2019
Sandra Ivie
Residing In: Springville,, UT
Spouse/Partner: Steven MacArthur
Occupation: Retired teacher-Grandmother-great grandmother
Children: 7 children 4 girls 3 boys
27 grandchildren
13 great grandchildren
Yes! Attending Reunion
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After high school I headed to Utah State University and majored in Elementary Education with a minor in Speech and English. My first year there I met my husband on a band trip to Arizona. He played the drums in marching band and I played banner guard:-) He graduated from Provo High and I told him Tigers eat Bulldogs. After he graduated and I had finished my student teaching we headed to Arizona where he did his pilot training at Williams AFB. His assignment after graduation was to Vietnam in the F-100. He trained in that plane in New Mexico. He headed off to Nam and I headed back to Orem. We now have two children. I finished my last quarter of college at BYU and graduated. After his tour of duty we headed to Enid, Oklahoma which is the tornado capitol. He was a T-38 instructor pilot which is the same plane as the thunderbirds flew. We loved Oklahoma. I taught one year there as a PE teacher in a state school.
We finished that assignment and said good bye to the Air Force. My husband dropped me back in Utah to have our third child while he headed to Nevada to start medical school. I joined him about a month later. We lived in Carson City and then moved to Reno, Nev. where our fourth child was born. I did a lot of substitute teaching there. That medical school was a two year school so we then headed to University of Alabama Medical School. When we arrived they were serving us grits which I had never eaten and my friend when asked how she liked them said she must not know how to prepare them. He said, "honey there ain't nothin you can do to grits." Never did get to like them. Did some substitute teaching. Loved the people in Ala.
Next we were off to Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota for a residency in OB-GYN. Coldest winter on record! They had tunnels under the Clinic so you did not have to go outside to get to your hotel if you were a patient. They had people who came to start your car if your battery was dead because of the cold. We had our fifth child there. I worked for the Univ. of Minn. and helped with some classes they taught at a satellite dept. in Rochester.
We finished up his training at University of Utah and welcomed our sixth child. He graduated and we headed to Georgia to practice medicine there. What we didn't know was that it was right in the gnat belt and when we were brought there to check it out it was December and the gnats were not around. When we arrived in June they covered our children, watermelon and putter when trying to golf. Not fun. We lasted one year. If you could live anywhere why would you live in the gnat belt.
We headed back home to good old Utah. Lived in Mapleton for a bit and welcome our precious 7th child. Moved to Springville after that. Lived there for about 17 years and thought I was through moving but husband thought otherwise. We moved to Nevada for 8 years and then retired from medicine and moved back to Springville for one year and left to serve a mission in Guatemala for 21 months. Amazing experience. Now we have a new mission call to serve in SLC. starting in October.
I served a service mission at the MTC for about 5 years with the choir. Loved that calling. Have mostly served in young womens both ward and stake in almost every place we have lived. What amazing young people we have.
Grateful for those who keep our class together and for our blog that keeps us up on things. Thank you.

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Sending birthday wishes your way. Sounds like you are enjoying life and family which is wonderful.

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Hey Steve, How's it going? Wanted to wish you a very happy birthday. Seems we had a lot of November birthdays all within a few days of each other in our class. Enjoy your day and take care of yourself. Sandra Ivie MacArthur

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Oct 27, 2015 at 4:18 PM

Sandy, I'm 72 years old today. I was born on this date in 1943. I noticed you were born in the same year. I think I may be the first of our classmates to reach that number. I may be the oldest person in our class. Do you know any other classmate born in 43. Hope you are doing well. Hope you have a Happy 9 November.

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Happy Birthday Ann. Are you still around here or serving another mission? Hope your day is a fun family affair and great weather. Love Sandra

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