Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn)

14 Sep 1896 - 16 Nov 1983

Register

Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn)

14 Sep 1896 - 16 Nov 1983
edit Edit Record
photo Add Images
group_add Add Family
description Add a memory

Grave site information of Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn) (14 Sep 1896 - 16 Nov 1983) at Dayton Cemetery in Dayton, Franklin, Idaho, United States from BillionGraves
Register to get full access to the grave site record of Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn)
Terms and Conditions

We want you to know exactly how our service works and why we need your registration in order to allow full access to our records.

terms and conditions

Contact Permissions

We’d like to send you special offers and deals exclusive to BillionGraves users to help your family history research. All emails ​include an unsubscribe link. You ​may opt-out at any time.

close
close
Thanks for registering with BillionGraves.com!
In order to gain full access to this record, please verify your email by opening the welcome email that we just sent to you.
close
Sign up the easy way

Use your facebook account to register with BillionGraves. It will be one less password to remember. You can always add an email and password later.

Loading

Life Information

Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn)

Born:
Died:

Dayton Cemetery

Highway 36
Dayton, Franklin, Idaho
United States
Transcriber

BarbaraLeishman

September 21, 2013
Photographer

BarbaraLeishman

September 20, 2013

Nearby Graves

See more nearby graves
Upgrade to BG+

Find more about Ila Jensen...

We found more records about Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn).

Grave Site of Ila Jensen

edit

Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn) is buried in the Dayton Cemetery at the location displayed on the map below. This GPS information is ONLY available at BillionGraves. Our technology can help you find the gravesite and other family members buried nearby.

Download the free BillionGraves mobile app for iPhone and Android before you go to the cemetery and it will guide you right to the gravesite.
android Google play phone_iphone App Store

Memories

add

So Dear to My Heart 4 - Ila, and Ivy

Contributor: BarbaraLeishman Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Written by Ada Jensen Wickham, the oldest daughter of Hyrum and Ada Margaret Dees Jensen The simple life we lived in that small town played a greater part than elegance. Oft times in writing the history of someone's life', we find it necessary to expose both joy and sorrow. This is true in the life of our sister Ila where sorrow seemed to be a legal requirement. Reviewing the memories of her childhood, I have always thought of her as the little girl no one wanted. However, this is not true. Many people, if given the opportunity, would have loved her as their own child. Her life seemed to have been made up of tears and heartache. She walked alone, asking no favors or sympathy. Throughout the years, Ila and I were together frequently, as the distance in miles were few between our homes. Many times I have wished that the day they gave babies away Ila could have been raised with us. As I grow older I have learned each period of time has its heartaches and the voyage from the cradle to the grave is not always fair. Both joy and pain are attached to the memories of her yesterdays. Her lovely family, whose love and respect she so richly deserves, has more than made up for all the unpleasantness she has suffered. Her ability to adjust to life's condition has rated her as a first place champion and one whom we are proud to call her "sister". I believe that the church, of which our parents one may say were martyrs, has enriched our lives a hundred fold, if we will hold fast to its teachings. This heritage they left us I would not exchange for all the wealth of nations. While still young in years, Granddad Jensen and family moved to Salt Lake City, so the privilege of knowing our father's people intimately was denied us. For this we are indeed sorry, for I believe nothing can be stored away in the magic chambers of a child’s heart more worthy than the memories of our grandparents. Over the years we were encouraged by Grandma and Grandpa Dees to love and visit our father’s people. During that period of time we didn’t see Ivy as often as a family should. Perhaps she felt as we did, that she was somewhat neglected by her family. This seems to be the penalty paid when families are separated. But the "pot of gold" was found at the rainbow’s end when Ivy came back to the fold. After I was married and had a home of my own, Ivy and I were often together. Again, I repeat, it seems as though our parents were guiding our lives from afar. Her return to the family and our way of life fit so perfect it seemed there had been no separation. For the lost years, we have tried to make them up with admiration, companionship and love. From our mother, Ivy and Leo inherited a poetic nature. How priceless one of our mother's readings would have been to her family. To our knowledge there are none in existence. Ivy has exercised this God given talent somewhat more then Leo. This composition in verse, Ivy wrote in memory of our beloved Grandmother Jensen. It will tell you far better than I, the love and respect she had for this grand old lady who came with her parents to the Salt Lake Valley at the age of eight years. The ocean voyage lasted nine weeks and then the long trip on foot across the plains in the company of Captain Nelson. She was born in Gooldage, Denmark, April 10, 1849. I am happy and proud to have the beautiful composition, which was read at our Grandmother Jensen's funeral services at Weston, Idaho. MY GRANDMOTHER You're ninety two years old my darling, Your hair is snowy white, Your step was weak, your eyes were dim, As we tenderly kissed you goodnight. We cannot say what you have been to us, A mother good and true, God sent an angel to this world, Grandma dear, when he sent you. The angels were sad when you left up there, And perhaps they shed a tear, For they knew the road you had to trod Was mighty hard down here. You've trod that road with head held high. You've lived and suffered pain, But today we can look back and say, She did not live in vain! You brought to this world, through God's great plan, Thirteen children, all. You reared some to women and some to men And some God took when small. You suffered hardships, great and small, You helped the poor, when it took your all. You paid your tithing and went your way, To join God's children on the Sabbath Day. And after you raised your family all, What then, to your lot did befall, But to take an orphan without a home And raised me as you did your own. I could write a book and sing your praise, Of your dear sweet smile and your tender ways, Of your fight for right through all your life, Of your honor as a mother and wife. Of your goodness to the sick and poor, The stranger you turned not from your door, The hungry you took in and fed, The times you've laid away the dead. The ones that came with heartache and pain, And when they left, they were smiling again, The happier for going to spend, An hour with a neighbor and friend, And now God takes you home again, To live with Him on high, The wonderful lesson you taught us here, Will never, never die. And your chair is empty dear, And your sweet voice is stilled, A place will be empty in my heart That never can be filled. --Ivy Jensen Wickham

Ila May Jensen Coburn

Contributor: BarbaraLeishman Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

This history provided by Peggy Coburn McKay Ila May Jensen Coburn was born in Weston, Idaho on Sept. 14, 1896 to Hyrum Jensen and Ada Margaret (Maggie) Dees. She was the third child of six born in this family, one boy and five girls. This family lived in a home between Dayton and Weston, Idaho. When the children were very young, the Church (LDS) called Hyrum on a mission. He moved his family into the little town of Weston, Idaho to a home just south of the cemetery by his parents so that they could help with his family. Hyrum's wife, Margaret became very ill while he was on his mission. She died shortly after he came home. Hyrum and Maggie loved each other very much. The story is told that Hyrum died just a few short months after his wife from a broken heart. After the tragic death of both parents, Maggie's parents took four of the girls to live with them. The son, Leo was sent to a Christensen family that lived up Weston Creek. The other daughter, Ila, was sent to live with an Aunt and Uncle in Dayton. This family was very mean to Ila. Ila was not wanted in the family. There were several times, even when she was not more than ten years old that the family would go places and would leave Ila behind. Several times she would be locked out of the home and she would spend the time in the outhouse behind the home. She was a very beautiful young woman...tall and thin with very thick dark hair. When she was nineteen she married Earl Coburn in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah. They both loved to dance and every week you could find them on the dance floor of the Lincoln School dancing the night away. The Lincoln School was the school that Earl's dad had given the money and land to build. Ila always dressed to the hilt and was always wearing her spike heels whenever she dressed up. Ila and Earl had six children—five boys and one daughter. She was a very proud mother of these children. Ila loved her children very much and took great care of them. Ila was very hard working and expected her children to do the same. There was no time for idleness in this family. If there was any free time it didn't stay that way for long. Ila would have to move the furniture and even the whole kitchen. There were times when she would move the kitchen to the bed room and the beds to where the kitchen was. When she grew tired of this arrangement she would make another trade. Ila was always busy as she was an immaculate homemaker with never any dust on the furniture or dirty windows. She was a great cook and there was never a time anyone would visit her home without having to eat something. Ila and Earl had a very good time when they were young parents and they had a lot of friends who would visit weekly. Ila and Earl's home was the central meeting place for a lot of the friends around the area. Ila worked in the Primary and the Relief Society with great vigor. She could always be seen going places to help others and most often in her spike heels because she wanted to be dressed up. She didn't, however, go to church very much but she made sure that her children made it there. Every Sunday she would have a loaf or two of bread and see to it that her boys went to church and passed the Sacrament. With five boys dating and going to church it was nothing for Ila to sprinkle and iron 15 white shirts a week. She never wanted her children to look ill dressed. In 1943 her second son, Dean, was the first person drafted from Franklin County to serve in the armed forces. Ila was very heartbroken at this news. About six months after Dean had left and was serving our country she received word that he had been captured as a prisoner of war. Ila received official word from the government on January 3rd, that Dean was a captive of the Italian government. She received only one letter from him after he entered the African campaign. The letter arrived November 16th and told of his participation in one major battle there. He remained in a concentration camp until the end of the war. . During this time she was faithful at sending packages and letters to him every day. This was a comfort to her and to Dean. This was a very hard and difficult time for her. She also had two other sons who would serve our country in the armed forces at this time. Ila loved her children very much and always wanted to do what was best for them sometimes to the point of interfering, but it was all because she loved them. Ila was very close to her only daughter. One day while at her daughter's home at the ripe old age of 80, she was admiring a set of dishes that Peggy had and told her daughter, who was about 50, that "when you die I get those dishes". That was always a joke at Peggy's home thereafter. Ila was always the boss. Whatever she said went, whether it had to do with the kids or with Earl. This may have in part had something to do with the divorce that she and Earl got in 1948. After her divorce she worked in Salt Lake at the Salt Lake Dry Cleaners, The Wagon Wheel Motel in Soda Springs, Idaho and various other jobs that she wanted to try. She lived in numerous areas of Idaho and Utah. She was always on the go just like with her house when she got bored of one area she would trade it for another place. Her daughter and son-in-law were there for most of the moves. Ila married Carl Jones on May 15, 1952. They resided in Preston until he died on July 18 1976. In May of 1966 she received the tragic phone call telling her that her youngest son Ralph was dead. He was living in Arco, Idaho at the time of his death. This news was something that Ila would never recover from. She did continue to move places and to go and do things but the thought of Ralph was ever in her mind. After Carl passed away Ila lived mostly in areas of Idaho by either her sons or her daughter. Ila was a very energetic lady. She was still driving her own car when she was 78. In fact one day as her daughter and a friend were on their way home from Logan, they got behind a slow truck and the friend, who was driving, didn't dare go around the truck. It wasn't long before this little green Chevy came up by their car and also passed the truck and was just a going! Peggy looked over and said "Oh my HELL, that's my mother". On another occasion at the age of about 65 or so, she and a friend went to Jackpot, Nevada and when they were tired they slept in the car. She must have been a tough old goat to be able to do that. Ila lived to the ripe old age of 86 and was always very close to her only daughter. Ila lived in Preston at the time of her passing. Ila left behind a legacy of independence, thrift, hard work and adventure that can be noticed in many of her posterity. Family of Ila and Earl Coburn: Merlin Coburn 1916 - 1981 Spouse: Donna Atkinson Dean Coburn 1918 - 1995 Spouse: Laverne Shaw Herman Coburn 1921 - 1999 Spouse: Naoma Galloway Scott D. Coburn 1926 - 2009 Spouse: Lois Gammet Peggy Coburn McKay 1924 Spouse: Dale McKay Ralph J. Coburn 1933 - 1963 Spouse: Bertha Lee Bingham

Poem written by Ila when her son Dean was taken captive during World War II

Contributor: BarbaraLeishman Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Dear Dean, I pray to God for you each night, And for your comrades too, To let His spirit linger near, And watch o'er all of you. I pray He'll give you courage, And lessen sorrow some, I pray He'll let you soon return To the harbor of home and love. Oft at night when I am sleeping, Up the stairs I hear you creep, Then I wake to watch and listen And I find it just a dream. But, I'11 never stop my praying, Praying for you night and day, Asking God, to please watch over my Dear boy who's far away.

Life timeline of Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn)

1896
Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn) was born on 14 Sep 1896
Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn) was 12 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn) was 18 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn) was 33 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.
Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn) was 43 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.
Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn) was 49 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.
Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn) was 61 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn) was 73 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.
Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn) was 77 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.
Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn) died on 16 Nov 1983 at the age of 87
BillionGraves.com
Grave record for Ila Jensen Jones (Coburn) (14 Sep 1896 - 16 Nov 1983), BillionGraves Record 5211295 Dayton, Franklin, Idaho, United States

Loading