Annaley Naegle Redd
Annaley Naegle Redd was a prominent southeastern Utah rancher and philanthropist and the wife of Charles Redd. Annaley was born in the Mormon colonies in Mexico in 1910. Her family was forced to leave Mexico two years later during the Mexican revolution. Once back in the United States, her father provided no support, material or emotional, to Annaley and her mother, a plural wife, even when the families lived in the same town. Despite economic hardships, Annaley graduated from high school and completed a normal degree at Brigham Young University. She taught in La Sal, Utah, where she met and married Charles Redd. She worked as a partner in Charlie's cattle company including the duties of cook, store keeper, and secretary. When bankers came to foreclose on the ranch during the 1930s, Annaley's famous cooking, especially her "prairie fire" beans, helped save the ranch. Charlie suffered a stroke in 1972, and Annaley cared for him until his death in 1976. Annaley had a love of family and history. She and Charlie raised eight children. Annaley purchased her family home, a historic winery in Toquerville, Utah, and restored it. She belonged to literary clubs and enjoyed reading. She passed away in August 2000.
She has two awards in her name: