LaMar Cecil Berrett

28 Mar 1926 - 25 Aug 2007

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LaMar Cecil Berrett

28 Mar 1926 - 25 Aug 2007
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LaMar C. Berrett passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, August 25, 2007. He was a man of integrity, determination, order, and love, in undeviating pursuit of righteousness. LaMar was born March 28, 1926, in Riverton, Utah, to his loving parents, John Harold Berrett and Stella Wright. He w
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LaMar Cecil Berrett

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Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States
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May 29, 2011
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Contributor: Simini Created: 7 months ago Updated: 7 months ago

LaMar C. Berrett passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, August 25, 2007. He was a man of integrity, determination, order, and love, in undeviating pursuit of righteousness. LaMar was born March 28, 1926, in Riverton, Utah, to his loving parents, John Harold Berrett and Stella Wright. He was one of 7 children. At the tender age of 18, during WW II, he was sent to Belgium, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, seeing 110 combat days for the US Army. After his military service, he served a mission for the LDS Church, in the Southern States Mission, and in later years served a mission with his wife in Kirtland, Ohio. LaMar married his sweetheart, Darlene Hamilton, on Aug 3, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple. They recently celebrated 57 years of sweet companionship, and exciting adventure. LaMar and Darlene are the parents of 9 children: Marla (Vincent) Fuerer, Kim (Ellyn), Michael (Karen), Susan (Mark) Wilcox, LeAnn (Kevin) Brock, Nathan (Tricia), Evan (Heidi), Ellen (Steven) Robison and Jared (Spring). He is also survived by his brother, Vere, and sister, Yvonne Bishop; 49 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and several other foreign born students who became part of the Berrett family. LaMar’s number one priority was his family. He had a special relationship with his grandchildren, and they adored him. The family cherishes special times they have spent together on vacations and at family reunions. LaMar valued education and became a teacher. He taught LDS seminary in Heber and Copperton. He received his BS degree from the U of U, and Masters and Docotorate degrees from BYU. As a professor at BYU for 29 years, he served as Chairman of the Department of Church History and Doctrine for 9 of those years. BYU honored him with the Religious Education Service Award for teaching, research and publication. He was a beloved teacher and mentor and has been a great influence in the lives of thousands of his students and colleagues. His passion for teaching led to directing Semester Abroad programs in Jerusalem, and 51 tours to Israel. Church History sites, Book of Mormon lands and other parts of the world have come alive to many who have gained an understanding of their scriptural and religious heritage under his tutelage. LaMar researched and mapped the Mormon trail, documenting the history of the restored LDS church from the eastern seaboard to the great Salt Lake Valley. He was the editor for the 6 volume Church History series, “Sacred Places”. These books bring Church History to light and life. He was recently honored by the Oregon California Trails and America’s History Trails Associations for discovery and preservation of the trails. LaMar was given the gift of drawing people to him. They respected and adored him. His life was rich with the fruits of influencing, leading, guiding and brightening the lives of others. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 30th at 11:30 am at the Sharon Stake Center, 545 South 800 East, Orem. A viewing will be held Thursday from 10-11:30 am and Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm at the same location. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Perpetual Education Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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1926
LaMar Cecil Berrett was born on 28 Mar 1926
LaMar Cecil Berrett was 13 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. 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.
1939
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LaMar Cecil Berrett was 14 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
1940
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LaMar Cecil Berrett was 32 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.
1957
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LaMar Cecil Berrett was 39 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.
1964
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LaMar Cecil Berrett was 53 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.
1978
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LaMar Cecil Berrett was 55 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
1981
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LaMar Cecil Berrett was 65 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
1991
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LaMar Cecil Berrett died on 25 Aug 2007 at the age of 81
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