John LeRoy Giraud

6 Jul 1931 - 20 Oct 1999


John LeRoy Giraud

6 Jul 1931 - 20 Oct 1999
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One of my favorite stories about Grandpa Giraud was told to me by Grandma Marjean Giraud. During one particular year many years ago, LeRoy and Marjean's church services were such that sacrament meeting was the last meeting of the three-hour block. The Sunday school lesson that day focused on the Lor
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John LeRoy Giraud


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


Semper Fi

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Joni, Geri, John E., JoLyn


July 9, 2011


July 2, 2011

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The Lord's Prayer

Contributor: Chynna67 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

One of my favorite stories about Grandpa Giraud was told to me by Grandma Marjean Giraud. During one particular year many years ago, LeRoy and Marjean's church services were such that sacrament meeting was the last meeting of the three-hour block. The Sunday school lesson that day focused on the Lord's prayer from Matthew 6:9-13. A comment was made during the lesson that it is such a beautiful prayer, even though we don't typically say rote prayers as some other Christian denominations do, it would be good if once in a while someone would repeat the Lord's prayer in our meetings. Then Grandpa Giraud was asked to give a prayer in sacrament meeting. Some people might think of saying the Lord's prayer, but how many people would actually do it? But that is what Grandpa Giraud did. He stood up in sacrament meeting and quoted the Lord's prayer word for word, in a very reverent and beautiful manner. And I bet people listened to that prayer. That story fits well with my memories of Grandpa. It seems like everything he did, he always had a twinkle in his eye, radiating goodness and happiness and a touch of mischief.

Locked in the Trunk

Contributor: Chynna67 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

When I was little (probably 4 or 5 years old) I got to go stay with Grandma and Grandpa in Provo. We went to get groceries at the old Ream's grocery store - I can't remember where in Provo it was, but it was the one that had the big concrete dome roof. We drove the Pontiac Bonneville, and Gramps and I waited in the car while Gram went in. The back seat of the Bonneville connected to the trunk when you folded down the cupholder in the middle seatback. There was a little door that you could unlock and reach into the trunk. I was small enough that I could fit through the space, so Gramps had me crawl through into the trunk and he shut the little door. He thought I could open it from the trunk, but there wasn't any kind of a handle on the other side of the door. I was alright for a minute, but then I started to get nervous because Grandpa wasn't opening the door back up. I banged on the little door and yelled for him to let me back in, but he couldn't hear me. I panicked and started to cry and waited for what felt like ages (but was really probably only a few minutes) until Gram got back to the car and opened the trunk to put the groceries in. She was sympathetic to my plight, but Gramps just laughed and laughed and couldn't believe I was in too much distress.

Channel 1 or Channel 3?

Contributor: Chynna67 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

After Grandpa had his stroke we would go as a family to visit so that my mom could give Gram a break and so that we could all see him. I was 7 years old during this visit. Everyone else must have been downstairs, but I was upstairs sitting with him in bed watching TV. He bumped my arm and pointed at the TV for me to change the channel. I asked him what channel he wanted me to change to. He held up one finger, so I went to channel 1. He shook his head and then held up 3 fingers, so I switched to channel 3. That didn't seem to make him happy, either. He kept holding up 1 finger and then 3 fingers and I kept switching from channel 1 to channel 3. I could tell that I was doing something wrong, but I couldn't figure out what was making him so frustrated. Finally I got a pen and a paper so he could write it down. I watched as he wrote 13, and it all made sense. I still laugh as I think of how silly he must have thought I was that I couldn't figure out that he wanted channel 13. I used to love sitting in bed with him or sitting in a chair next to his bed because he would always hold my hand and rub it in his own. It was always the same rhythm of rubbing, and it would feel like he was still rubbing it for part of the ride home after we left. I don't remember noticing it at the time, but my mom has told me since he died that I was the only kid in our family that would clean out his trachea tube when he needed it. I guess everyone else would go and get either her or Gram to do it. I can remember doing it, but I didn't realize that nobody else did. I didn't like to do it, but I hated watching him cough.

Life timeline of John LeRoy Giraud

John LeRoy Giraud was born on 6 Jul 1931
John LeRoy Giraud was 13 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.
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John LeRoy Giraud was 26 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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John LeRoy Giraud was 38 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.
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John LeRoy Giraud was 47 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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John LeRoy Giraud was 58 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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John LeRoy Giraud died on 20 Oct 1999 at the age of 68
Grave record for John LeRoy Giraud (6 Jul 1931 - 20 Oct 1999), BillionGraves Record 44564 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States