James K. Alleman

17 Jan 1921 - 27 Dec 2009


James K. Alleman

17 Jan 1921 - 27 Dec 2009
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James K. Alleman


Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States


May 29, 2011


May 26, 2011

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Jim's Funeral

Contributor: vwsheldon Created: 9 months ago Updated: 9 months ago

REMARKS AT JIM (JAMES KLINKEL) ALLEMAN’S FUNERAL: JANUARY 2, 2010 – DOB JANUARY 17, 1921 – DOD DECEMBER 27, 2009 INTRODUCTION Jim’s life had three main divisions: 1) His boyhood on the farm, and growing up in Springville, which ended after two years at Utah State University; 2) His 30+ year military career as an officer in the United States Navy; and 3) His years in retirement, spent mostly here in this neighborhood. Something happened to him in his early years that influenced all the rest: On August 30, 1932, he received a Patriarchal Blessing in which the following was said to him: “Your Guardian Angel shall have charge concerning you and you shall receive promptings from the Still Small voice.” Jim acknowledged that guidance when he was delivered from danger: 1) On a winter duck hunt as a teenager, he broke through the ice, was entirely soaked, and resisted the desire to lie down and take a nap in the sub-zero temperature. Instead, he covered the several miles from the farm to his home doing the scout pace; and was saved from freezing. 2) Irrigating on the farm with Karl, they were both knocked unconscious by a bolt of lightning that struck the ground between them, leaving a scorched circle 10 feet across. 3) Flying a Kingfisher on patrol off Samoa on his first active duty station, just after Pearl Harbor, he found himself in the fury of a typhoon. All the navigational instruments failed. After initial bewilderment, he was inspired to know exactly what to do. After flying through the eye of the storm, and as his fuel ran out, he broke into clear weather and found himself in sight of his base on British Samoa. He landed in the lagoon, taxied to within 100 yards of the ramp when the engine quit-out of gas. But the wind was behind him and blew the plane right up to the ramp! 4) On Guadalcanal in 1942, before the island was fully secured, he was assigned to locate a site for a new airfield, since Henderson Field was inadequate for the massive operation of allied air and land forces. A possible site 30 miles east of Henderson was inspected and found unsuitable. A later site looked promising, and he went over it more closely, protected by two marines. As they sat down to rest on a game trail through the 6-7 foot tall buffalo grass, they were alerted by rustling up the trail. As they crouched with guns ready, “a monster crocodile, at least eighteen feet long” appeared “only about five feet away.” Seeing each other at the same time, the croc straightened his bent legs and “stood at least four feet high.” Jim wrote: “He turned and in a flash was gone. Sure beats ‘he opened his mouth and in a flash we were gone’.” 5) A couple of days later, they returned to this site to flag the field for the engineers. This time they had a rugged command car with two mounted machine guns manned by three marines. “About half way through the field, the truck started to heat up. The radiator was plugged with grass. I crawled along the hood and fender and stepped down in front of the truck. After cleaning most of the grass from the radiator, I looked down at my feet to find I had stepped between three trip wires strung between hand grenades tied to short stakes. Had I stepped on either wire, the pins would have been pulled from the grenades; or, had we driven three more feet, the tires would have pulled the pins and the grenades would have exploded, possibly killing all of us.” “The Guardian Angel had been with me all the time. This time the Angel had saved several of us.” 6) Night raid at Henderson: “During one of the midnight raids I was sitting with my feet hanging down into my fox hole . . . when I saw a bomb cross in front of the large harvest moon. It took about one second for me to hit the bottom of the fox hole and about one-and-a-half seconds for the bomb to land about 30 feet away. The jar of the explosion was like being hit all over by a sledge hammer. The concussion must have bounced me at least a foot in the air. Again the “Guardian Angel” was on the job and other than being covered with dust and dirt, and being unable to hear for a couple of days, I didn’t have a scratch.” 7) Still at Henderson: While on a mission searching to destroy enemy cannons hidden in the jungle adjacent to the base, which periodically rolled out and bombarded the field, he received a “red alert’ call from the tower, which meant that enemy bombers were on the way. He returned to the field and landed. He was standing by the plane, talking to the plane captain, and doing the paper work from the mission, when a formation of 6 Betties appeared over the hill and began a strafing run on the base. The Betties were twin-engine bombers, with machine guns in the nose and in the tail. “The plane captain ran one way, and I ran toward the ravine at the end of field. The bullets were whizzing by my head and hitting the steel matting (on the runway). It sounded like being in a hammer mill. The planes passed over . . . and the tail gunners were taking their turn at the running target as I dove down into the ravine and brush. Again the ‘Guardian Angel’ was on the job and all I received was a few scratches from the brush.” Anyone who knew Jim recognized that he was extraordinary, and could easily believe that he was loved by God, and preserved by God to show us an example of faithful, confident living, attended by a sharp and sometimes whimsical sense of humor. Did anyone ever see Jim lose his temper or speak unkindly? It must have happened sometime. I heard of Jeanette telling about being with Pricilla and Verg when the car broke down. While Jim was trying to get things fixed, Jeanette and Pricilla (Gunzzy and Grizelda) were their normal, hilarious selves, bouncing stories off each other. Jim came from under the hood and said: “You’re not helping.” Jeanette said she cried for a week. Jim joined Bruce, Alan and me on a one-day excursion on the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam to Little Hole. We were in two Mackenzie Drift Boats, with guides. We experienced every kind of weather, and had an unforgettable time together. A highlight was Jim’s appearance with his white purse containing his gear, quite a contrast to our vests and boxes. Here was the most unpretentious man we ever knew. WHY ARE WE HAPPY TODAY? WHY DO WE REJOICE AND CELEBRATE JIM’S LIFE RATHER THAN DISPAIR AND WAIL IN SORROW AND GRIEF? 1.There is a God; He is our Father; we are His children; the eternal principle of the family governs in all creation: parent/child, husband/wife, brothers/sisters. That’s the way the system works. The family is not an invention of man, nor a sociological convenience or conceit to explain how society works. And trying to alter or abandon that system will never succeed, no matter how hard we try. 2.God has a Plan: a plan of life and salvation. We, His children, are in the process of living that plan. Our lives, and our relationship to God, are not governed by chance, nor happenstance, nor chaos, without rhyme or reason. 3.God’s plan is motivated by His love for us; not selfishness; vanity, nor a lust for power or control, nor aggrandizement or pride. 4.The objective of the plan is that the participants, God’s children, we, may achieve a fullness of joy. 5.The plan is based on eternal principles that govern all creation, such as: a.Everlasting life; b.Individual identity; c.Agency; d.The family; e.Justice (cause and effect; act and consequence); f.Mercy (the Grace of God providing an Atonement for sin [Jesus Christ paying the price of sin for us], allowing us to change our lives, correct our course, learn from our experiences, get back on track [repent]. g.Priesthood (the power by which man may act in the name of God in administering God’s ordinances among us and the functions of His Kingdom on earth). h.Prayer (the mechanism by which we humble ourselves and communicate with God); i.Revelation (the means by which God reveals His will to us, speaking to our hearts, as He did to Jim many times; and by which He directs his chosen servants in the administration of His work on earth). This is how we know about His plan from the beginning till now. 6.His church is the Kingdom of God on the Earth, and the mechanism through which we apply the eternal principles in real-life practice: a.So simple, yet so complex; b.Individual in application, yet communal as well. Jim’s life provides an example of how God’s purposes worked out so favorably: a.He was unique, without being flamboyant or over-the-top; b.He was adaptable, without compromising principles; c.He was confident, without being arrogant; d.His ways were persuasive, without being overbearing. God bless the memory of James Klinkel Alleman. May his example be a beacon to us, to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as we forge our own way though God’s Plan of Salvation. Bennett Peterson

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James K. Alleman was born on 17 Jan 1921
James K. Alleman was 10 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.
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James K. Alleman was 21 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. 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.
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James K. Alleman was 37 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.
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James K. Alleman was 44 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.
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James K. Alleman was 58 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.
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James K. Alleman was 68 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.
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James K. Alleman was 69 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
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James K. Alleman died on 27 Dec 2009 at the age of 89
Grave record for James K. Alleman (17 Jan 1921 - 27 Dec 2009), BillionGraves Record 3536 Springville, Utah, Utah, United States