James Richard Vasey Jr.

9 Jul 1918 - 21 Aug 1998

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James Richard Vasey Jr.

9 Jul 1918 - 21 Aug 1998
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Grave site information of James Richard Vasey Jr. (9 Jul 1918 - 21 Aug 1998) at American Fork Cemetery in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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James Richard Vasey Jr.

Married: 17 Mar 1962

American Fork Cemetery

601-699 Alpine Hwy
American Fork, Utah, Utah
United States

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Sealed June 27, 1967


July 24, 2011


April 5, 2020


July 23, 2011

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Golden Ellis Martin - Life Sketch

Contributor: deacent Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Golden was born July 28, 1903 in Silver City, Utah. He was named after Apostle Golden Kimball of the L.D.S. Church and after his father, John Ellis. The nickname of "Goldie" was attached to him by his close friends. The family lived in Silver City while his Dad was working in the mines, then they later moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where Golden attended public schools. As he was the oldest boy of the family when his Father died in 1922, he worked at various jobs to help with the family expenses. He was raised in the L.D.S. 29th Ward of Salt Lake Stake and attended church there most of his life, holding positions of Secretary and Counselor in the Priesthood Quorums and as Ward Clerk in the Bishopric. He also worked in the scouting program. At the time of his death, Golden was a High Priest in the American Fork 7th Ward. Golden married Louise Margaret Jones in March 1924, and they resided in California, here he went to night school. He then worked as an accountant for the California Gas Company. While in California there born to Golden and Louise two children. The oldest being a boy, Wayne LeRoy and the second being a girl, Billie Jean. During a third pregnancy, Louise died on October 29, 1932 due to complications in childbirth. After her death Golden and the two children moved back to Salt Lake City, where his mother helped him with the children. About 1933 he met a young woman, who was the children’s Sunday school teacher, by the name of Leah Beckstead. This turned into a lasting relationship as they were married August 8, 1935. To them was born Maxine Leah. Golden bought the old family home at 467 North 10th West, in Salt Lake City, and did some remodeling to it. The family resided there until March 18, 1972 when Leah died of a heart attack. She had been ill for several years with a bad heart, and sugar diabetes. Golden, inflicted with emphysema for the past 6 or 7 years, was unable to keep up the home and moved to American Fork, November, 1974 where he bought a mobile home near his daughter, Billie Jean, and her husband, James Vasey. Golden passed away in their home after having been in the hospital several weeks before. Golden's life he worked at may jobs. He was an accountant for several corporations and the United States Government. He did railroading on the Union Pacific, drove trucks for the Arrowhead Trucking Firm and work for the Hustler Four Mills, where he trucked flour to bakeries up and down the state of Utah. During the war years of 1940, he worked for the Arms Plant in Salt Lake and Tooele, where they produced ammunition for the Armed Forces of the United States. After the war was over, he worked for stores around Salt Lake and Ogden as a meat cutter and also worked with his brother, Keith. He then went to work for the Salt Lake City Department of Education as a custodian of three or four schools, the last one being Rose Park Elementary School. He retired about 1970 because of his ill health. Golden enjoyed many activities during his life. Being an avid sportsman, he had great enthusiasm for hunting and fishing. You could find him at every season out bird hunting, deer hunting or fishing. He knew the Unita Region like a guide and would hike into many lakes, coming home with his limit of fish. During the winter he and Leah would tie their own flies, making many different ones. He spent fishing season with the anticipation of catching the BIG ones. Bowling was another sport he liked. He belonged to a number of bowling leagues, where he served as secretary. He won many trophies, which he proudly displayed in his home in a beautiful glass case. Flying was another activity he enjoyed. You could find him down at the Airport flying with his friends in an old Bi-wing plane called the Eagle Rock, or flying cross-country somewhere with his old school friend, Walt Cluff, in his Beachcraft. Later on, he encouraged his brother, Lester, to get a pilot's license, at which time they took many flights together. In his last few years, he and Leah took to the rock craze. He belonged to the Wasatch Gem and Mineralogist Society of Utah and National Association of Bulletin Editors. He and Leah would travel around the state finding rocks, bring them home to cut, and polish. Out of the cut and polished stones he made beautiful jewelry, rings, necklaces, etc. as he also took classes in the art of working as a silversmith. Because of his emphysema, Golden's health slowly became worse to the point that he had to give up all his activities. As I reflect back on his life, I can remember Golden living as fully as he could, doing his jobs efficiently and conscientiously as possible. In all these activities, Golden made many friends through the years, which I am sure could fill a good sized book. Up to the day of his passing away, he accepted and made the best of his afflictions without complaints. He loved his children and family and cherished his may friendships with others. He will be missed by us all, but I am sure that each of us that knew him and associated with him have our own memory of the contacts we had with him and will remember them with fond regards. Life Sketch - By brother, Lester W. Martin, in Funeral Services October 11, 1975, 12:00 noon, Russon Brothers Mortuary Chapel, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Life timeline of James Richard Vasey Jr.

James Richard Vasey Jr. was born on 9 Jul 1918
James Richard Vasey Jr. was 10 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
James Richard Vasey Jr. was 12 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.
James Richard Vasey Jr. was 27 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
James Richard Vasey Jr. was 39 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.
James Richard Vasey Jr. was 47 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
James Richard Vasey Jr. was 54 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.
James Richard Vasey Jr. was 68 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.
James Richard Vasey Jr. died on 21 Aug 1998 at the age of 80
Grave record for James Richard Vasey Jr. (9 Jul 1918 - 21 Aug 1998), BillionGraves Record 66449 American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States