Don Ivon Peay

18 Apr 1934 - 7 Mar 2008

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Don Ivon Peay

18 Apr 1934 - 7 Mar 2008
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Don Ivon Peay

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Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States
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June 2, 2011
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Letter from Don Ivon Peay

Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

January 22, 2002 Hi Hopie, I'm not much of a letter writer but I wanted to write to you today. I was thinking about a family in our ward, they have not been active for a while, but they are really great people. They are raising her brothers two boys since he passed away last year. They are 9 and 11 and haven't been baptized yet. I have been trying to think of ways we might get them interested in the church and some things that might interest them. I was thinking back to my own childhood and what I did when I was younger and brought back some fond memories. You were such a great part of my life, getting to go down to your house and stay when Mother and Dad went to Mexico, when we went to your place to eat and the men were outside turning the Ice Cream maker, and when I finally got old enough to do it. The rumble seat of your car. Coming down to your house on Christmas mornings. The trashers coming and everyone turning out to help. Hauling hay and putting it in the barn. Another thing was picking up all those walnuts and putting them in the top of the grainery where Larry said they had to dry. Of course never did crack them. The day Gary went with us to the creek to swim and told mother that we went swimming "bare laked". The time Gary took me to get some groceries for mom on his horse Toni and the horse dumped us and groceries off on 9th west. I remember the camping trips in the trailers and sitting around the campfires, the fun times I had hunting with Larry, Gary, and Ted. Oh how I looked forward to the Elk and deer hunt with Gary. We really enjoyed each other, he was the only brother I knew and I loved him very much. I haven't gone hunting but once since he passed away, it's just not the same. I think back on the way we always helped each other, if he had a job to do I was there for him, and he was always there for me. We worked off and on the job together and always enjoyed being together. He was a very special person. I know you and Charlotte miss him very much and so do I but the Lord had other things for him to do. I just wanted you to know these things that are in my heart and are hard for me to express out loud. Your family is very special to me and I just wanted you to know how much. It's hard to believe that I will be 68 years in a couple of months, where did the time go? It seems like yesterday that we were doing all those wonderful things together. We are having a wonderful mission. The people here are so good to us. Every Sunday we go out to eat with the members and it's just like Thanksgiving all over again. They are wonderful cooks. We have had so many things happen to us like going to a home and the people will tell us they have been praying for us to come. I know this is where we should be at this time in our lives. God wants us here. What a great opportunity to serve him and the people here. What's funny is that we feel that we are the ones that are getting the blessings for just being here. I'm sitting here watching the squirrels. Three of them eating an ear of corn on our back deck. I put out an ear of corn each morning for them and then we watch the floor show they put on for us. We have blue jays and cardinals and other different kind of birds, they are different than we have at home and are really beautiful. I had better close for now, we have to a zone conference in Owingsville this morning. It lasts all day. I have put in a tape for you. Some members gave it to us so we had a copy made for you. I just wanted you to know what an influence you have had on my life and how much I love you. Love, Elder Peay (Don)

Life timeline of Don Ivon Peay

1934
Don Ivon Peay was born on 18 Apr 1934
Don Ivon Peay was 10 years old when World War II: The Allied invasion of Normandy—codenamed Operation Overlord—begins with the execution of Operation Neptune (commonly referred to as D-Day), the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history. The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to control German, Japanese and Italian aggression.
Don Ivon Peay was 21 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Don Ivon Peay was 31 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Don Ivon Peay was 45 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Don Ivon Peay was 49 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Don Ivon Peay was 60 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
Don Ivon Peay died on 7 Mar 2008 at the age of 73
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