Laurel Marie Francis (Strahan)

26 Oct 1948 - 8 May 2020

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Laurel Marie Francis (Strahan)

26 Oct 1948 - 8 May 2020
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Grave site information of Laurel Marie Francis (Strahan) (26 Oct 1948 - 8 May 2020) at Pony Express Memorial Cemetery in Eagle Mountain, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Laurel Marie Francis (Strahan)


Pony Express Memorial Cemetery

4588 Eagle Mountain Boulevard
Eagle Mountain, Utah, Utah
United States


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Laurel Marie Strahan Nordlund at age 10

Contributor: Lois Summers Created: 2 months ago Updated: 2 months ago

My dad was in mining exploration so when I was a child we traveled around a lot; moving around about 26 times and changing schools 17 times. When I was ten years old we lived in a tiny town called Lakeview, Montana. There were very few people in this town. There were only about 8 or 10 kids in the town. There were a lot of empty buildings. Some of the buildings had bats living in the rafters and we were always warned by our parents not to go in them and scare the bats. One time one of the kids said he had discovered a pond over the hill where we could go swimming. Everyone got on their swim suits and we went swimming. It was great fun until we discovered blood on someone's back. Then we discovered we all had leeches on our bodies. We all got out of the water quick! The boys went over the hill and we girls (both of us) stayed on one side of the hill and picked leeches off ourselves. We felt pretty creepy and crawly after that and dashed home to take a soda bath to stop the creepy itching. I started school in a one room school house. There were only 5 kids in town now, a 1st, a 2nd, a 3rd grader and 2 of us were 5th graders. I was one of the 5th graders. All the other kids were boys. We didn't have an indoor bathroom but outside were two out-houses, one for the boys and one for the teacher and I (the girls). At recess we 5 kids and the teacher would play baseball because that was what the boys wanted to do. We had to walk up a long dirt road to get to the school. When it finally snowed that year it was hard work to walk in the deep snow uphill to the school. We didn't stay after that first snow because we didn't want to be snowed in. Everyone moved away by the end of October because when winter set in they would be stuck in Lakeview and there were no stores or gas stations there.. I continued my 5th grade year in Blackfoot, Idaho, then to Deary, Idaho, to Nucla, Colorado and back to Deary, Idaho. But it was the very last day of school when I got to Deary and I was just in time for the last day School Picnic.

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Laurel Marie Francis (Strahan) was born on 26 Oct 1948
Laurel Marie Francis (Strahan) was 9 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.
Laurel Marie Francis (Strahan) was 15 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
Laurel Marie Francis (Strahan) was 24 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.
Laurel Marie Francis (Strahan) was 41 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
Laurel Marie Francis (Strahan) was 51 years old when Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and car bombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
Laurel Marie Francis (Strahan) was 54 years old when Invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries (the UK, Australia and Poland) begin military operations in Iraq. The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War. The invasion phase began on 20 March 2003 and lasted just over one month, including 21 days of major combat operations, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq. This early stage of the war formally ended on 1 May 2003 when U.S. President George W. Bush declared the "end of major combat operations", after which the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) was established as the first of several successive transitional governments leading up to the first Iraqi parliamentary election in January 2005. U.S. military forces later remained in Iraq until the withdrawal in 2011.
Laurel Marie Francis (Strahan) was 67 years old when The United States and Cuba resume full diplomatic relations after five decades. The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third- or fourth-largest country by total area and just fractionally smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 325 million people, the U.S. is the third-most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Laurel Marie Francis (Strahan) died on 8 May 2020 at the age of 71
Grave record for Laurel Marie Francis (Strahan) (26 Oct 1948 - 8 May 2020), BillionGraves Record 41947068 Eagle Mountain, Utah, Utah, United States