Leland Paul Mathews

7 Dec 1932 - 13 Dec 2008


Leland Paul Mathews

7 Dec 1932 - 13 Dec 2008
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Leland Paul Mathews, 76, of Riverside, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at Bingham Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 7, 1932, in Antimony, Utah, to Benjamin Lynn and Esther Black Math- ews. He graduated from Piute High School in 1951. He attended Utah State University, graduating with a bachel
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Leland Paul Mathews


Riverside Thomas Cemetery

939-949 State Highway 39
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho
United States


July 23, 2013


July 20, 2013

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Obituary of Leland Paul Mathews (1932)

Contributor: Will Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Leland Paul Mathews, 76, of Riverside, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at Bingham Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 7, 1932, in Antimony, Utah, to Benjamin Lynn and Esther Black Math- ews. He graduated from Piute High School in 1951. He attended Utah State University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Animal Husbandry in 1957. During Leland's lifetime, he has lived in Logan, Utah; Sugar City, Blackfoot and Riverside, Idaho. Leland was drafted into the United States Army in 1954, serving a tour of duty in Germany, and returned home in 1956. On July 19, 1956, he married his sweetheart, Aurella Jones, in the St. George, Utah, LDS Temple. Together they raised five children and made a home for a foster child for three years and a foreign exchange student from Finland. Aurella preceded him in death Aug. 13, 2006. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he fulfilled many callings, including Sunday school teacher, ward missionary, MIA president, ward clerk, Elders Quorum president, Scout master and bishopric counselor. He and his wife served a two-year mission in the Albuquerque, N.M., Mission on the Zuni Indian Reservation and was a faithful home teacher his entire life. Leland taught Future Farmers of America (FFA) in Sugar City and Blackfoot and science at Blackfoot Junior High School for a total of 24 years. He also worked at Basic American Foods for 10 years. As a sideline, he enjoyed milking cows, working for the Bingham County Weed Control and various other part-time jobs. He enjoyed spending time with his family, his highest priority. He is survived by his children, Curtice Bruce (Sandee) Mathews of Thomas, Russell J. (Virginia) Mathews of Idaho Falls, Greg Paul Mathews of Blackfoot, Teresa Lynne (Robert) Yack of Roosevelt, Utah, and Lisa Kaye (Drew) Wagner of Walla Walla, Wash.; siblings, Dasil Mathews of Las Vegas, Nev., Kay Mathews of Utah, and Celia (Charles) Cowley of Richfield, Utah; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Aurella Mathews; his parents; four brothers, Alton, Gerald, Wendall and Stanford; and three sisters, Naomi, LaRae and Pauline, his twin. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at the Riverside 1st Ward LDS Chapel with Bishop Scott Despain conducting. The family will meet with friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Hawker Funeral Home and again for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in Riverside-Thomas Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion Stewart Hoover Post No. 23.

Life timeline of Leland Paul Mathews

Leland Paul Mathews was born on 7 Dec 1932
Leland Paul Mathews was 12 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 Paul Mathews was 23 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Leland Paul Mathews was 32 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Leland Paul Mathews was 40 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.
Leland Paul Mathews was 57 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.
Leland Paul Mathews was 57 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
Leland Paul Mathews died on 13 Dec 2008 at the age of 76
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