Looking for Pope Pius X sculpture...
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My family lived in Moab in the 1950s, first in Walnut Lane Trailer Park, then in a house my parents built at the end of Nichols lane.

My father was a surveyor, Winston Boyer, a friend of Mr. Keogh, and my mother was a sculptor.

My mother, Josie Boyer was asked by the Catholic Church to make a sculpture of Pope Pius the 10th, to commemorate his allowing children to receive communion. My brothers and I were models for the children. The last time I was in Moab I asked about her sculpture at the Catholic church, and no one knew about it.

I have been in touch with Janie Keogh Tuft and she still lives in Moab. We were neighbors of Betty and Hal Johnson at the end of Nichols Lane. Before that we lived in the Walnut Lane Trailer Park.

I know a newspaper photo was taken of the sculpture and my mother and I at the church the day it was presented. Maybe you can find that picture in your records, or even help us through your readership to find the sculpture.

My mother, Josie Swift Boyer, died a couple of years ago at the age of 91. She did love Moab and the friends she made. She would take us to the Arches to play after school, to run up and down the Red Rock formations.

Please let me know if you can help us locate her sculpture of Pope Pius X and the children!

—Eliza Boyer Baer

Santa Fe, N.M.

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