Elmer Hales

7 Nov 1919 - 6 Dec 1994

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Elmer Hales

7 Nov 1919 - 6 Dec 1994
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My first exposure to the wild outdoors was at the tender age of five, with my cousin Diane, Mom & Dad, Aunt Helen and Uncle 'Bud'. We called him that instead of Uncle Elmer. We had a deer hunt planned. My cousin and l were huddled in the back of a pickup truck, under a mountain of quilts. The adults
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Elmer Hales

Married: 4 Jun 1941

Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States

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The DEER hunt:

Contributor: RWhisnant Created: 4 years ago Updated: 4 years ago

My first exposure to the wild outdoors was at the tender age of five, with my cousin Diane, Mom & Dad, Aunt Helen and Uncle "Bud". We called him that instead of Uncle Elmer. We had a deer hunt planned. My cousin and l were huddled in the back of a pickup truck, under a mountain of quilts. The adults all crowded into the cab of the truck. We left in the wee hours of the morning. It was pitch black and freezing cold. So cold you could see the steam of our breath. Diane and l snuggled closer and giggled ourselves silly. It seemed like forever that we drove on into the inky morning sky...scudded with stars winking away. All of a sudden we pull off the main road and roll along a gravelled drive...right up to the door of an all night diner. Bathed in the neon strobe of a glaring OPEN sign, we scramble out of the back of the truck. Our teeth are chattering, but the call of bacon sizzling under the intoxicating smell of maple syrup and percolating coffee made us forget the cold as our tummies growled in anticipation. It was my first time ever to eat out! Million dollar pancakes imprinted my soul. To this day, l am drawn to the isle in any grocery store where the coffee beans await purchase. Such a warm memory.

Elmer Hales

Contributor: RWhisnant Created: 4 years ago Updated: 4 years ago

Dad was a hard-working person. He taught me the value of working to achieve what you want and need. He worked in the open hearth at Geneva Steel Plant in Orem, Utah, for many years and finally retired due to rheumatoid arthritis and its effects on his hands and elbows in particular. He loved to fish. He also farmed many acres of land planted with various fruit crops, mostly cherries but also apples, pears, peaches, apricots, pie cherries, strawberries, raspberries and concord grapes. He and mom also had a vegetable garden for a time. We would rise early in the morning and head out to pick cherries. Dad would set up the ladder for me and would coach me about the best way to pick the fruit so that it wouldn't be bruised, would still have the stem on it so it would last longer in transport to wherever it was going and to leave the leaves behind. Sometimes he would have a turn at irrigation water in the middle of the night after a long day at work, or even a long evening since he worked shift work at Geneva. Dad loved music. He learned to play the accordian from his nephew, Ephraim Twitchell, and he enjoyed playing from time to time. He also asked for a harmonica once in later years for Christmas. He loved country music and enjoyed attending concerts with me and Del. We took him to concerts from time to time at the University of Utah Events Center. Dad taught me how to drive by letting me drive his tractor in the orchards behind our home in Orem. He loved buying bird seed and feeding the quail and pheasants that roamed our orchards. He also loved going for long drives up into the nearby canyons. When younger, he would take us camping. We slept in a tent sometimes. He would tell funny stories or say funny things to make us laugh.

Life timeline of Elmer Hales

Elmer Hales was born on 7 Nov 1919
Elmer Hales was 10 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Elmer Hales 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.
Elmer Hales was 26 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Elmer Hales 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.
Elmer Hales was 44 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
Elmer Hales was 53 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Elmer Hales was 61 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Elmer Hales died on 6 Dec 1994 at the age of 75
Grave record for Elmer Hales (7 Nov 1919 - 6 Dec 1994), BillionGraves Record 117778 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States