George Dibb

24 May 1917 - 23 Apr 2001

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George Dibb

24 May 1917 - 23 Apr 2001
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George Dibb, a thoughtful observer and an active participant in the 20th Century, was born May 24, 1917, in East Cresent, Utah. He was the sixth of six sons of Tom Dibb and Margaret Beanland. George died on Monday, April 23, 2001. Raised and educated in Utah and New York, he served as a missionary i
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George Dibb

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East Lawn Memorial Hills

East Lawn Drive
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States

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Married 5-14-1946
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July 19, 2011
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Contributor: sgc777 Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

George Dibb, a thoughtful observer and an active participant in the 20th Century, was born May 24, 1917, in East Cresent, Utah. He was the sixth of six sons of Tom Dibb and Margaret Beanland. George died on Monday, April 23, 2001. Raised and educated in Utah and New York, he served as a missionary in the Central States Mission. In 1943, he answered the call of his country, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was married in 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple to Marjorie Gail Dreier, his devoted sweetheart. Gifted in mathematics, he graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in electrical engineering and embarked on a career as an engineer for General Electric. He worked on the guidance systems for the nation's first generation of nuclear submarines and troubleshot the crawler balancing system on the mobile launch pad used at Cape Canaveral for the launching of Saturn V rockets for the U.S. space program. He subsequently joined the Nuclear Engineer Division of G.E. where he brought nuclear power plants on line in the United States, India, Japan and Switzerland. Although professionally acquainted with the power of nuclear energy, he relied upon a higher power in joining with his wife to raise a family of six children, serving as a teacher, missionary and leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in many areas of the world. Enriched by a lifelong love of music, he organized, sang in and led under his baton a variety of community and church choirs, large and small. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of Pleasant Grove; six children, Roger A. Dibb, of Salt Lake City; Mrs. John (Carol) Buswell, of Wilmington, Delaware; Bruce L. Dibb, of Bountiful; Mrs. Ralph (Elaine) Alger, of Pleasant Grove; Mrs. Darrell (Celia) McCready, of West Jordan; and Eric T. Dibb of Paul, Idaho; 26 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Walter Dibb, of St. George. Funeral services will be held Friday, at noon, in the Timpanogos 7th Ward Chapel, at 400 East 520 North, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Mortuary, 300 East 494 South, Pleasant Grove; and the day of the service at the church from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Published in the Deseret News, Thursday, April 26 2001

Life timeline of George Dibb

1917
George Dibb was born on 24 May 1917
George Dibb was 3 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.
1920
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George Dibb was 22 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.
1939
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George Dibb was 28 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.
1945
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George Dibb was 38 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.
1955
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George Dibb was 47 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.
1963
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George Dibb was 62 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.
1978
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George Dibb was 72 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
1989
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1999
George Dibb was 82 years old when Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and car bombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
1999
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George Dibb died on 23 Apr 2001 at the age of 83
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