Leland Dwight Jolley

18 Oct 1918 - 24 Jan 2009

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Leland Dwight Jolley

18 Oct 1918 - 24 Jan 2009
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Grave site information of Leland Dwight Jolley (18 Oct 1918 - 24 Jan 2009) at Provo City Cemetery in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Leland Dwight Jolley

Married: 12 Dec 1939

Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


"Whatever The Mind Of Man Can Conceive And Believe, It Can Achieve"


June 14, 2011


December 21, 2011


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December 12, 2011

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My Great-Grandpa

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

When I was a little kid, we would go and visit them sometimes. I remember using their house as a base of operations when going to Provo's 4th of July parade and walking in the concrete streams (really big, full gutters) along the side of the road. He had this thing about bare feet, if he ever saw you without shoes he'd have to come and tickle them, or so it seemed to me. He'd draw elephants on them. That's all I personally can remember about him before his Alzheimers really set in, and I don't want to dwell on his less illustrious moments. But I can report the stories I've been told about him. As the title says, he was an entrepreneur. I was told that he started a bakery and did quite well off that, until he got bored with it and sold it. He also started a little girl dress company that's still in business today. It's called JoLene's. The story behind that one is that his wife, Rhea, was an amazing seamstress and always made any new babies in the family cutesy dresses for their baby blessings. I can't quite remember whether it was neighbors or a dress company, but grandpa came home one day telling his wife that they needed to make 20 dresses for so-and-so. She wasn't too pleased with him, but he talked her around and it grew until they had a full business running. My grandma, their daughter Diane, says that she and her siblings would help make dresses and that she really enjoyed helping out. Or at least, they did until the feds came citing child labor laws. They didn't realize that it was illegal and were always very careful about that afterwards. They ended up selling it for many much monies, but the company is still around today. I think of grandma and grandpa every time I go to University Mall and walk past the JoLene's outlet there. He was also a great handyman and he taught my uncle (his grandson) how to wire houses and stuff. Another story I've been told about him is that he was a one-man band once, and sung barbershop at points. He could play harmonica, piano, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and percussion of all sorts. And, of course, singing. I've learned many a silly song attributed to him. A memory I do have is him singing along to a barbershop CD we'd put on for him. We also got a barbershop group to sing for him and grandma once when he wasn't able to be out and about, and he loved it. He was a kind of guy who needed to be occupied all the time, that's why he accomplished so much in life. I always say that I can't wait to meet him when he isn't senile and I'm not tiny, after I'm dead.

Hunting and Fishing Tales

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Grandpa told the best tall tales of his hunting and fishing days. I remember asking him over and over to tell us his stories. Some of my favorites were the blind deer story and how to catch salmon in a wash tub. Grandpa would regale us with the story of the two deer he spotted on a ridge. When he took his shot, the first dear bounded away but the second didn't move. As he came close to investigate, he discovered the second deer, who was blind, had been led by the first deer, whose tail it still held in its mouth. He explained it was a simple matter to hold the front of the tail, which had been shot clean off, and lead the unsuspecting deer right into his camp. He would also tell us how catching salmon would be a simple affair, starting with a washtub and some salmon eggs. He would tell us we could buy a jar of salmon eggs fishermen used as bait. Just pour them into a tub full of water and wait for them to hatch. Once they hatched, set them loose in the river to go downstream. He told us if we would just come back in a year with our washtub, those salmon would come back upriver to spawn, and they'd be looking for that washtub. Before we'd know it, we'd have salmon jumping right out of the water and into the tub -- and we'd have so many fish we wouldn't be able to get them home again. Grandpa was full of stories, but we could always tell the ones that were true because he'd end up laughing so hard at himself that sometimes he couldn't finish the stories and grandma would have to tell the end. If he kept a straight face, you knew it was a tale taller than Paul Bunyan.

Life timeline of Leland Dwight Jolley

Leland Dwight Jolley was born on 18 Oct 1918
Leland Dwight Jolley was 11 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Leland Dwight Jolley was 21 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.
Leland Dwight Jolley was 26 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.
Leland Dwight Jolley was 34 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Leland Dwight Jolley was 45 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.
Leland Dwight Jolley was 59 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
Leland Dwight Jolley was 64 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Leland Dwight Jolley was 76 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
Leland Dwight Jolley died on 24 Jan 2009 at the age of 90
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