A stained-glass window depicting the 23rd Psalm has been installed in the Price Community United Methodist Church and will be dedicated to the memory of J. Grant Kilfoyle, former superintendent of Carbon County schools.
Presented by his widow, Ruth Wetzel Kilfoyle, son, John, and daughter, Mary Alice Jones, the window will be dedicated Dec. 2, the beginning of Advent.Ruth Kilfoyle said friends have made donations to help pay for the window.
Born in Provo on July 31, 1915, J. Grant Kilfoyle moved to Carbon County with his parents at a very early age. He began school in Storrs, a small mining community, and graduated with honors from Carbon High School.
After graduating from the University of Utah, he returned to Carbon County to begin 43 years of service to the schools, including 12 years as superintendent.
He taught in Wellington, Latuda and Spring Canyon, was principal at Spring Canyon and Reeves schools and was elementary supervisor before becoming superintendent.
During his tenure as superintendent the Sally Mauro and Price elementary schools and Mount Harmon Junior High School were constructed. His goal was to offer every student a "good, sound education."
In addition he was president of the Price Library Board and the Price Kiwanis Club and was a charter member of the Carbon County Historical Society.
He died Nov. 28, 1989.
Ruth Kilfoyle said the 23rd Psalm, which begins "The Lord is my shepherd," was her and her husband's favorite scripture.
The center section of the three-paneled window shows the Good Shepherd. Panels on either side in clear greens and blues depict the "green pastures" and "still waters" of the psalm.
Although the church on the corner of 200 East and Main streets was constructed in l923-24, there were no stained-glass windows until three years ago. In November 1987, Jean Thomas Jones and her mother, Elsie Ross Thomas, and their families donated a window in memory of Leon Jones and Chester James Thomas.
Jones, who had worked at Kaiser Steel Corp. and as a rural mail carrier, died Sept. 17, 1986. Chester James Thomas, who operated the Thomas Garage and the International truck and farm equipment dealership, died Oct. 28, 1985.
Chester Thomas' mother, Lulu Christian Thomas, and two other women founded the first Methodist Sunday school in Price sometime before 1900.
The window donated by the Jones and Thomas families depicts the scenery of the area, including the Book Cliffs, with the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove hovering above.
The windows are the work of Jenkyn A. Powell, Salt Lake City.