Kenneth John Westwood

20 Feb 1908 - 8 Mar 1987


Kenneth John Westwood

20 Feb 1908 - 8 Mar 1987
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l943-1945: DUANE: Grandpa Westwood showed up one time and asked where Kenneth was. Mother told him that he had not been home for several days. He asked who was milking the cows and taking care of the farm animals, and then he bawled her out for not taking care of those things herself. He left in dis
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Kenneth John Westwood


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


June 1, 2011


June 1, 2011

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More Memories written by Duane Leroy Hansen

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

l943-1945: DUANE: Grandpa Westwood showed up one time and asked where Kenneth was. Mother told him that he had not been home for several days. He asked who was milking the cows and taking care of the farm animals, and then he bawled her out for not taking care of those things herself. He left in disgust. In a little while, he returned with a quarter of beef, some flour, and some beans and told her not to ever let these kids go hungry again. Mother was not well and very depressed. I think she just didn’t know what to do. This really was a terrible time for us. The cows dried up (our only source of income). With Kenneth drinking again he and mother were not getting along at all. We were hungry and didn’t have many things to wear. It got to the point that we were forced to move to Richfield in August or September 1945. Mother felt that this might get Kenneth away from his bad friends and cause him to change. He got a job at Jensen’s Meat Market cutting meat. The job paid poorly. Our rent was $50.00 per month. We had no car so he had to walk to work. We lived in a large house on the north end of Richfield. The people who owned the house had their belongings stored in part of the house. We couldn’t afford to heat the whole house anyway, so we live mostly in two rooms. Things were very bad. For Christmas, Carroll and I each got a fountain pen and one pair of stockings. Jeannine and Annavon got a doll. There was not much to eat so we all got very thin and because of this there was a lot of sickness.

Because My Dad Told Me

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

1940-1942 Memory of Duane Leroy Hansen's (step son) I do not know why it was that Kenneth took me with him so often. I know he liked to talk and relate things about people and places, and I was always a curious kid and wanted to know everything, so perhaps he felt he had someone to listen. I used to ride behind him on a saddle horse and he would just ride around visiting with the neighbors. I recall stopping to visit with a guy who was working on his corrals in Circleville. We just sat in the horse while Kenneth visited. I piped up and said, “I know who you are. You’re Jed Haycock and you married Guy Whittaker’s sister.” He said, “Your pretty smart. How did you know all that?” I replied, “Because my dad told me. I pretty well know everybody in this town.” They both got a pretty good laugh out of that. We had a race horse that Kenneth got on a trade for a cow. We named this horse Ginger. On day I was sitting on the horse while Kenneth was changing the water. The horse started to walk away and finding I could not stop him, he started to run. I guess I started to cry and to scream. The horse ran for several miles until the man that picked up our milk (his name was Ross Thomas) saw what was happening and ran in front of the horse and stopped him. I didn’t have much to do with horses for a while after that.

Pants on Fire

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Written by Annavon Westwood Dodge 1945: ANNAVON: I remember, we were moving to Richfield from Circleville. A truck was parked out from the door with a plank extended from porch to truck. Someone was helping dad move the piano across the plank into the truck. Dad was the second one on the plank. As he rubbed past the door casing, matches in his back pocket ignited, and three or four steps onto the plank and his pocket was flaming! I don’t remember which way they ran to put the piano down and get the fire on his “seat” out!

Lois Marries Kenneth

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Excerpt from "Family History & Chronology" by Neal WestwoodFebruary 20, 1937: Lois Anna Maud Nickle Hansen married Kenneth John Westwood at the Manti Temple, Manti, Utah. Carroll, Duane and Jeannine were sealed to Kenneth and Lois at this time. (That sealing was later broken with Lois’ temple divorce from Kenneth.) The new little family moved onto a small farm in Circleville, provided to them by Kenneth’s father, John R. Westwood. John was a successful farmer who gave each of his children a similar gift when they each got married, telling them if they worked the farm it would be theirs. The farm consisted of thirty acres of land, a small unfinished basement house with no water or electricity, six milk cows, a wagon and team of horses, two pigs and some chickens; a rugged but hearty beginning. It sounds like a fine start for a young family in those days.

Unkept Promises

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Excerpt from "Family History & Chronology" by Neal Westwood. Memory from about 1953. As usual, Kenneth made lots of promises to mother that he never planned on keeping. One time I was nearby when mother was doing the laundry and she came across some half empty liquor bottles that he had hidden there. She collapsed to the floor, in tears, on the pile of dirty laundry. She cried for a long time, and very often after that. I also remember when Kenneth fell into the machinery on one of the conveyor belts at Kennecott. His back and shoulder was just one large scab. Mother would change the dressings and put salve on it for him. Memory from 1954: Kenneth returned a few times to tearfully beg mother to take him back. Finally, she'd had enough, and thankfully wouldn't give in. One such time, after mother had refused him, I found him sitting on the back porch, smoking. One of mom's conditions had always been that he quit smoking and drinking. I happened to come running around the house and caught him by surprise, sitting there on the wooden steps having one of his "roll yer own" Camel Cigarettes. Of course, I was just as surprised as he was. He collared me with his hands and pulled me right up to his face. I can clearly remember the smoky smell of his hands and the fresh smoke on his breath. I was afraid I was really going to get it, but he just pulled me up and said, "If ya breath a wurd'uv this to yer mother that I wiz smoking', Ah'll beat ya' within an inch of yer life. D'ya unnerstan me?" I believed him perfectly. I promised not to tell, and I never did until now, and I never did tell mother. It seems like this was the last time I saw him for many years. A time or two, I can remember him driving by in the car where I was playing with friends, but never even getting out of the car. We just exchanged a couple of words, and then he was gone.

Life timeline of Kenneth John Westwood

Kenneth John Westwood was born on 20 Feb 1908
Kenneth John Westwood was 6 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.
Kenneth John Westwood was 20 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.
Kenneth John Westwood was 23 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.
Kenneth John Westwood was 37 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.
Kenneth John Westwood was 50 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.
Kenneth John Westwood was 61 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.
Kenneth John Westwood was 65 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.
Kenneth John Westwood died on 8 Mar 1987 at the age of 79
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