Celebrating 40-plus years of service on Main Street
After more than 40 years of service to the good people of Spanish Fork, Nila Argyle, at the ripe old age of 91, has at long last decided to retire to the comforts of home and her flower gardens. She has made hundreds of dear friends in the years she spent working on Main Street and will miss seeing them all. She will especially miss her Stone Drug family.
In 1972 Nila opened a Montgomery Ward Catalog store (currently Reams). After five successful years she sold her franchise and soon after moved across the street to work at Stone Drug, where she stayed for the next 38 years.
Although 43 years seems like a very long time, amazingly her Main Street roots go much deeper. Her father, Arnold Angell, worked for many years at the Dixon Taylor Russell furniture store on Main Street and her father-in-law owned the Argyle Barbershop (currently Chris’ Barbershop), where Nila’s late husband Gerald Argyle joined his dad and brother after WWII. He eventually bought the shop and worked there for more than 35 years. Gerald and Nila felt a great loyalty to their fellow hometown merchants. Their motto was to always support the businesses in Spanish Fork before going elsewhere to spend their money, a loyalty they instilled in their five children.
Nila’s kindness, friendliness and loving good nature have been her hallmarks with her family, her church family, her Stone Drug family and her lifelong friendships. She is truly one in a million and if you have the time, she would be so happy to have you stop by and sit on her patio for a nice visit. She’ll make the cookies!