Gordon William Smith

18 Feb 1911 - 1 Nov 1991

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Gordon William Smith

18 Feb 1911 - 1 Nov 1991
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Gordon William Smith, age 80, died November 1, 1991 in Salt Lake City. Born February 18, 1911 in Salt Lake City, son of Julian Free and Pearl Jeneve Carlton Smith. Married Donetta Olsen May 2, 1941 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He was a glass blower for 60 years. Founder and owner of the Rainbow Sign

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Gordon William Smith

Married: 2 May 1941

Alpine Cemetery

283 N 300 E
Alpine, Utah, Utah
United States


July 24, 2011


April 4, 2020


July 23, 2011

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Contributor: trishkovach Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Gordon William Smith, age 80, died November 1, 1991 in Salt Lake City. Born February 18, 1911 in Salt Lake City, son of Julian Free and Pearl Jeneve Carlton Smith. Married Donetta Olsen May 2, 1941 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He was a glass blower for 60 years. Founder and owner of the Rainbow Sign Company. Played semi-pro baseball. Loved the mountains, hunting, fishing, and people in general. High Priest in the Crystal Heights 1st Ward. Survived by his wife, Salt Lake City; five sons and one daughter, Lawrence W., Donald O., Kelly M., Tamra Smith, all Salt Lake City; Dennis G., American Fork; R. Mark of Ammon, Idaho; 27 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters, Gean Baker and Marcille Hall, both California; A. Ronald, of Olympia, Wash.; and Clifton of West Jordan. Funeral services Tuesday, 12:00 noon, Crystal Heights 1th Ward, 1950 East Stratford Avenue, where friends may call Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until services. Burial in the Alpine City Cemetery under the direction of Anderson & Sons Mortuary, American Fork. The Deseret News November 3, 1991 page C27 **************************************************************

Life timeline of Gordon William Smith

Gordon William Smith was born on 18 Feb 1911
Gordon William Smith was 10 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.
Gordon William Smith was 20 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Gordon William Smith was 33 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.
Gordon William Smith was 45 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.
Gordon William Smith was 54 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Gordon William Smith was 62 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.
Gordon William Smith was 75 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.
Gordon William Smith died on 1 Nov 1991 at the age of 80
Grave record for Gordon William Smith (18 Feb 1911 - 1 Nov 1991), BillionGraves Record 65626 Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States