A Beautiful Tribute
Leader Assistant Editor
Most yards are filled with beautiful flowers, tall shady trees and a few decorative items to add to the scene. Not many contain a tribute to a family member. Sam and Janice Chournos have been working on a tribute to Sam’s dad, Nick Chournos, a sheep rancher, for the past three years and it is nearly perfected.
This unique feature of their yard is centered in their rock garden, equipped with Nick’s sheep trailer built by Leo Oyler in 1943, along with wooden figures of a horse, dog, bear and some sheep. The entire scene is set up to resemble Nick’s sheep camp. They plan to add a sign on the side of the mountain that says, “Home of Nick Chournos.”
When Sam and Janice Chournos, 590 N. 1600 E., Tremonton, heard they had been nominated for the Leader Residence Green Arrow Award, Janice said her first thought was, “Who in the world turned us in.” She added, “It is nice and makes us happy that we can keep a yard that people might like.”
Sam and Janice both developed their work ethic at a very young age. Being raised with 14 other siblings, Janice quickly learned how to contribute. Sam learned from his father, who worked with sheep until he was 92 years old.
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