Ira Bennion Sharp Notes
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BIRTH: John S. Sharp Family Bible:
BLESSING: By Cyrus H. Gold, 1st Counselor, Cannon Ward.
MARRIAGE: F.H.L. Film #1,239,569, Item 1, SLAKE, p.745, #9078.
DEATH: Deseret News
BAPTISM: John A. Sharp Family Bible, by John Hall.
ENDOWMENT: F.H.L. Film #184,972 SLAKE, p.721.
SEALED TO PARENTS: BIC
SEALED TO SPOUSE: F.H.L. Film #1,239,569, Item 1, SLAKE, p.745, #9078. Joseph Fielding Smith, Officiator, George M. Cannon and George M. Cannon, Jr., Witnesses.
IRA B. SHARP, RANCHER, DIES.
Ira Bennion Sharp, 83, 1150 Bonneville Drive, livestock rancher and former American Cancer Society state crusade chairman, died Jan 28, 1980, at his home of cancer.
Mr. Sharp owned and managed Sharp Livestock Co. for 13 years. He was previously engaged in real estate.
He served as state crusade chairman for the Cancer Society from 1961 to 1963. He had previously served in the same position in the Salt Lake County chapter.
Mr. Sharp received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Sons of Utah Pioneers.
He had served as counselor in a bishopric and in a stake presidency, as a host on Temple Square and as a sealer in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Funeral services will be Thursday noon in the Monument Park Stake Center, 1320 Wasatch Blvd.
Friends may call at 260 E. South Temple Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the Stake Center an hour before services. Burial will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Deseret News, Tue. 29 Jan 1980, Sec. A8.
OBITUARY: IRA BENNION SHARP
Ira Bennion Sharp, 83, died January 28, 1980, at home.
Born October 30, 1896, to John A. and Rebecca Ann Bennion Sharp, in Salt Lake City, one of thirteen children. Married Lois Morris Cannon, February 12, 1924 in the Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple. She died June 4, 1975.
Engaged in Real Estate Business in Salt Lake City, 1923-1939. Owner and Manager of Sharp Livestock Company, 1939-1952. Was Crusade Chairman for Salt Lake County Chapter, American Cancer Society, 1956-1958, and was State Chairman 1961-1963. Received Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America. Bishopric Counselor, Forest Dale Ward, 1931-1933. Bonneville Stake Presidency Counselor. 1955-1964. Served as a host on Temple Square and a Sealer in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Continually engaged in Missionary work.
Survivors: two sons and two daughters, Dr. Howard C., Robert C, Mrs. Charles R. (Dorotha Jeanne) Smart and Mrs. Jack R. (Mary Lois) Wheatley, serving LDS mission, Denver, Colorado; 22 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, June B. Sharp, Salt Lake City.
Funeral services Thursday, 12:00 noon, Monument Park Stake Center, 1320 Wasatch Blvd. Friends may call at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m., and Thursday, at the Stake Center, one hour prior to services. Burial, Salt Lake City Cemetery. Deseret News, Tue. Jan. 29 Jan 1980, Sec.B, p.3.