George Earl Heaton

11 Jul 1905 - 17 Feb 2005

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George Earl Heaton

11 Jul 1905 - 17 Feb 2005
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George Earl Heaton, of Alpine, Utah passed away February 17, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the comfort of his daughter Nanell's home. Born, July 11, 1905 in Orderville, Utah the son of William Hoyt and Persis Esplin Heaton. He married Jennie Palmer on June 1, 1926 in the St. George LDS Temple. Th
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George Earl Heaton

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Married: 29 Aug 1934
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Alton Cemetery

Unnamed Rd
Kanab, Kane, Utah
United States
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Larry Bulloch

September 12, 2021
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Larry Bulloch

August 29, 2021

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Contributor: Larry Bulloch Created: 2 months ago Updated: 2 months ago

George Earl Heaton, of Alpine, Utah passed away February 17, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the comfort of his daughter Nanell's home. Born, July 11, 1905 in Orderville, Utah the son of William Hoyt and Persis Esplin Heaton. He married Jennie Palmer on June 1, 1926 in the St. George LDS Temple. They were blessed with two daughters. Jennie passed away on October 27, 1932. He later married Bertha Jolley on August 29, 1934 in the St. George LDS Temple. Together, they had four children. Bertha passed away April 10, 2003. George lived through a century of changes. He remembered the first car, the first airplane, and the first television. He was a dairy farmer, rancher, sheep herder, hunter, fisherman, jokester, and was loved by everyone who knew him. He had a love of life, nature, the mountains and especially his family. He loved his Alpine friends and the nightly visits in his dairy barn where his friends would gather to share funny stories and jokes. He always had a tale to tell to brighten your day. He couldn't keep a secret if his life depended on it. Even in his 99th year he could recall a joke he had heard when he was a kid. His eyes would sparkle when he laughed, especially if the story was a little naughty. He was the most honest person you could ever meet and did not have a deceitful bone in his body. He once wrote, "God bless our mountains, I do love them". He clearly left his mark on thousands of quakies where he carved his "GEH" and his awesome deer figure in Rush and East Fork "Fark". Everyone who knew him has fond, funny memories of being with him. He will always be remembered with a mischievous, happy smile. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many positions. He served a Western States mission from January 4, 1929 to August 1, 1930. He is survived by his children, Elaine H. Hoyt, Glendale, UT; Dorothy (Bud) Phillips, Kaysville, UT; Earl Burke (Carolyn) Heaton, Stanrod, UT; Nanell (Clealon) Mann, Salt Lake City, UT; Leona (Reid) Merrill, currently serving a LDS mission in Birmingham, AL; foster son, Rodney (Joann) Jackson, Centerville, UT and Son-in-law, Sherl Walker, Alpine, UT. His grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren were too GREAT in number to count. He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, his daughter, Gladys Walker; granddaughter, Connie Potter; grandson Guy Elmo Heaton; great grandson, David Elmo Potter, and son-in-law, Dilworth Hoyt. Also by his four brothers, Merrill, Lloyd, Ross and Gail and two sisters, Irene Baird and Geneva Pace. Burial will be in the Alton City Cemetery under the direction of Anderson and Sons Mortuary, American Fork. The family extends a special thanks to Becky Price his favorite nurse from Heritage Home Health Care. Also, thanks to all of his close friends and family that took the time to visit him and brighten his days in his later years.

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George Earl Heaton was born on 11 Jul 1905
George Earl Heaton was 7 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
George Earl Heaton was 15 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.
George Earl Heaton was 34 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. 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.
George Earl Heaton was 35 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
George Earl Heaton was 50 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.
George Earl Heaton was 58 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.
George Earl Heaton was 67 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.
George Earl Heaton was 81 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
George Earl Heaton was 89 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.
George Earl Heaton died on 17 Feb 2005 at the age of 99
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