Edwin Lynn Garner

5 Dec 1919 - 9 Jan 1985

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Edwin Lynn Garner

5 Dec 1919 - 9 Jan 1985
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Grave site information of Edwin Lynn Garner (5 Dec 1919 - 9 Jan 1985) at Hooper Cemetery in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Edwin Lynn Garner


Hooper Cemetery

5500 S 6300 W
Hooper, Weber, Utah
United States

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Our children: Cathye - Edwin - Elaine - Joan - Carol Anne - John - Jay - Ned


January 6, 2012


January 6, 2012

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Hooper Hometown Players

Contributor: ttburton Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

It was in the year 1976 when Hooper along with the rest of our nation was aglow with excitement. Yes, everyone was eagerly awaiting the 200th anniversary of our great nation. Hooper of course was preparing to celebrate this bicentennial day on the Fourth of July. My husband, Francis Widdison, and I were asked to be the program chairmen with Jolene A. Parks and Nada J. Lamb to assist us. We decided to have the program in the Hooper Park under the big trees on Brent Draper's long flatbed truck which he willingly placed there for us. Bleachers were moved in front of it, pulled there by tractors. I wrote a script covering the story of 'our' USA which introduced the various numbers on the program. In honor of the Indians who roamed our great land I requested the song 'Red Wing.' I thought it would be nice if I arranged for a 'peppy' group to play it. I asked Catherine Garner to come with her accordion, Lynn Garner, Thorald Cox, Edsel Jones and Venice Bell to bring their mouth organs, Genevieve Johnston to play her ukulele and Cherilee Beus to play the violin. They all met with me to hear my plan and to practice. Catherine suggested I play my ukulele with them, which I did. It turned out to be a good number and we enjoyed playing together. As we were ready to play, I looked down in the audience and had to gasp as I saw my daughter Jeryl Ann with her brand new 5-day-old baby boy, coming clear from Salt Lake City to hear our program. What a thrill! Six months later on January 28, 1977, Vern Taylor asked us to play at the Hooper Farm Bureau Meeting which we again enjoyed doing. As Cherilee Beus was away at school living in Provo it was difficult for her to remain with us, so she was replaced by her sister, Bonnie Call on the violin. February 11 was our next assignment at the Weber County Farm Bureau Banquet and from then on we were in business. We kept practicing and playing, having 21 opportunities that year. Ned Garner played with us at times on the guitar. Finally when Ned dropped out, Margie Kite joined us with her electric guitar. 'Red Wing' (There once was an Indian maid) became our new theme song. We kept thinking of new things. I asked Lynn to sing. He sang many solos as well as duets with Catherine. Thorald made a dancing doll, his wife, Eva, dressed it. He whittled some bones to rattle and click then he came up with a whistling bird. He was made us a music stand and a music box. Edsel Jones and his wife, Valeda, consented to dance the Varsouvienne and waltz for us. Catherine and Genevieve sing duets, also Genevieve and Margie sing together. Margie now has a new fancy black guitar, Genevieve purchased 'clip-clops' and a base ukulele. Bonnie also plays the maracas, a mandolin and has now come up with a banjo. I purchased a banjo uke and my children gave me a melodica. Catherine, with my urging, appears as several characters on the piano. At times the 'Cloggin Cousins,' Levi and Rebecca Call, Summer and Bret Criddle, perform with us. I decided on a name for the group, calling us the "Hooper Hometown Players." My daughter, Ina James, illustrated a name plate and Thorald framed it. We've made several matching outfits to wear. Valeda has been our secretary and recorded in her little black book every one of our performances. I guess you might call me the 'referee' of the bunch who tells the jokes and announces the numbers and makes the arrangements. Sadness struck the players on October 3, 1981 when Venice's husband, Leon Bell, passed away. Bonnie and Marg played at his funeral. On January 9, 1985, we were saddened when Lynn Garner died. The players took part at his services. We've also had births, weddings, operations, trips, many illnesses and other things to deal with as a group. We are the parents of 45 children along with many grandchildren also a few great-grandchildren which keep us busy. Thorald and Eva have been married 58 years, while Edsel and Valeda have been married for 56 years. Ned Garner has again rejoined the group with his new electric guitar. Venice married Worlton Wood on September 20, 1985 and now he plays a drum with us. We have played over 175 programs and practiced hundreds of times. Our friendship together has increased to a 'close-knit family.' We've performed as far north as Brigham City and as far south as Taylorsville, have been privileged to play twice at the Utah State Fair in Salt Lake City, also at President Ronald Reagan's Old Fashioned Picnic in the Hooper Park on September 10, 1982 and five times at the Ogden Tabernacle. We have a special 'fan,' Mrs. Ruby Clawson of Syracuse, Utah who has attended about 50 of our programs as well as some of our practices. She has brought several of her family friends along with her and driven many miles to hear us. She tells us nice things that make us feel so good. Talk about a loyal fan, we do appreciate her. What a delightful experience it has been for all of us. On July 4, 1986 we will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary as the 'Hooper Hometown Players.' Thanks to Francis my dear husband who really supports me in this, driving me around, carrying in our things and how winks lovingly at me as I try to remember my lines. Our thanks also to Gary Kite, Van Call and James Johnston who have been the most patient of husbands! Written by Jewel R. Widdison 1986 taken from 'Just In Hooper'

Life timeline of Edwin Lynn Garner

Edwin Lynn Garner was born on 5 Dec 1919
Edwin Lynn Garner was 1 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
Edwin Lynn Garner was 20 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Edwin Lynn Garner was 25 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.
Edwin Lynn Garner was 36 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.
Edwin Lynn Garner was 50 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Edwin Lynn Garner was 53 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Edwin Lynn Garner died on 9 Jan 1985 at the age of 65
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