David and Karen Dickerson
David and Karen Dickerson moved their family to Pleasant Grove in 1979. Since then, their family has grown into a family of 4 children, 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Dr. Dickerson opened his dental practice on Main Street of Pleasant Grove, where he provided the citizens of Pleasant Grove with very skilled and caring dentistry. He worked in that office for several decades.
David also served the citizens of Pleasant Grove as a city councilman.
David and Karen have also spent a great deal of time serving in many church callings. Their favorite, as they have told many times, was serving the local youth. David has coached many little league baseball teams in Pleasant Grove for his own kids and his grandkids. In addition to serving the youth, David served as a Bishop and Stake Present. As a youth leader, he has organized and led many outdoor “trips of a lifetime” for the local youth he has worked with. He has taken them on high adventure trips that include things like, canyoneering, caving, snow camping, white-water kayaking in homemade kayaks they built together, and backpacking through the High Uintas. Many of these trips were done as David reached his 80th birthday. Because of his many years of service in scouting, David was awarded the very prestigious award of the Silver Beaver.
Karen has served the children and young women in many church callings and in her neighborhood. She is always the first person to show up with a home cooked meal, warm bread, a treat, fresh produce or a handwritten note when someone is in need. She has become “Grandma” to many people over the years that have shown up needing a place to stay or a meal to eat.
Kyle and Carrie Fox
Kyle and Carrie Fox have been married for 24 years. They have 6 children spanning two generations. 5 sons and 1 daughter who rang in age from 24 years to 5 months. Carrie grew up on a cattle ranch in Emery County, and Kyle grew up right here in Pleasant Grove, living in the same square mile his entire life. They met as teenagers and haven’t spent many days apart since. They are very competitive and love to play any sport against each other. They also share a love of gardening, and hope to one day be in the Strawberry Days garden tour. They spent a decade growing giant pumpkins competitively where Kyle holds the family record with a 1,171 pound giant pumpkin. Their lives revolve around their children, their faith in God, and their love of country. Almost a decade ago Kyle decided to surprise the Pleasant Grove community by hanging a giant American flag in Grove Creek Canyon. He believes it is a testament to the character of the Pleasant Grove community how well that act of patriotism was received. It started a patriotic movement that hasn’t slowed down since, and Kyle’s non-profit, named Follow the Flag, was born. Kyle and Carrie stay busy volunteering year-round, and they wouldn’t change it for the world.