Lena Bartholomew (Roberts)

3 Oct 1920 - 11 Feb 2011

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Lena Bartholomew (Roberts)

3 Oct 1920 - 11 Feb 2011
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Lena Roberts Bartholomew My father and mother, Samuel Thomas and Eliza Jane (Jennie) Taylor Roberts, were living at Cedarview, Duchesne County, Utah, at the time of my birth, on Oct. 3, 1920. Since the family had a very close friend, Lena Laranger, they decided I should be her namesake, so they gave

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Lena Bartholomew (Roberts)

Married: 17 Feb 1939

Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States




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Lena Roberts Bartholomew My father and mother, Samuel Thomas and Eliza Jane (Jennie) Taylor Roberts, were living at Cedarview, Duchesne County, Utah, at the time of my birth, on Oct. 3, 1920. Since the family had a very close friend, Lena Laranger, they decided I should be her namesake, so they gave me the name of Lena. When I was only five months old our family moved to Rains, Carbon County, Utah, where dad could find gainful employment. Just about a year before my birth dad had received his honorable discharge from the army after serving for 21 months during World War I; he was in France most of the time. When he returned to the farm it was impossible to make ends meet and many were going to greener pastures at the coal mines in Utah. While living at Mutual Coal Camp, west of Rains, the third girl, Betty Rhae was born on the 28th of September, 1926. My first six months of school was at Rains, and then because of mother’s ill health we moved to Price, where we lived until early in March, 1929, when we returned to Cedarview because dad had suffered a serious injury in an accident in the machine shop at the coal camp. I finished my third grade and completed fourth in a little one-room schoolhouse where our teacher, Miss Waters, taught six grades. It was easy to memorize all the poems; reading was also a snap, but the “times tables” had to drilled at home each night by a coal oil lamp. During the summer of 1930, we moved to a town of Neola which is located 10 miles north of Cedarview. My next four years of schooling were at Neola and this was very enjoyable because I gained there so many dear and lasting friends. We moved to Springville, in Utah County, in the fall of 1934, where I completed high school, graduating in May, 1938. I married Elden Bartholomew Feb. 17, 1939, in the Salt Lake Temple. We had met at my Aunt Almira Johnson’s home while I was there on a vacation the summer before our family moved to this area. Elden and I were always paired off at neighborhood parties and we enjoyed each other’s company but it wasn’t until after he returned from a summer’s work in Wyoming that we discovered our feelings for each other were “true love.” We have lived in Springville most of our married life with the exception of about four months when my husband was employed on a dairy farm at Richmond, Utah. Elden received his “Greetings” from Uncle Sam on Dec. 24, 1943, while we were living on Seventh So. and Seventh East in Springville. He left for service in the Navy which lasted for almost two years during World War II. At this time our family consisted of our baby girl, Anna Lee, who was born Oct. 25, 1939; Sheldon Roberts, born Dec. 19, 1941; and Michael Allen, who was born April 21, 1943. After Elden’s return from the Navy he worked for my dad in his custom slaughterhouse business. We bought this business in Feb. of 1950, and moved to a farm at the mouth of Hobble Creek Canyon which has been our home since that time. Our third son, Darrell Thomas, was born Dec. 24, 1947, and was two and one-half years old when we made this move; and our last child, a fourth son, Steven, was born Dec. 19, 1952, after our move to the ranch. All of our family has learned the blessing of work on our farm. We now have a precious posterity which consists of five children, one son-in-law, four daughters-in-law, 31 grandchildren and one great- granddaughter. We also have one of our grandsons, Gregory Elden Bartholomew, serving in Italy Catania-Sicily Mission, and another Howard Chamberlain, who is called to the Argentina Cardoba Mission. All of our family has are active in church callings and are in good health. I have served in the church doing many things which have included: Sunday School Teacher, Primary president; Primary Chorister, Primary teacher, spending 18 years of 28 with the Primary Scouting Program; Jr. Sunday School chorister, and coordinator both in the ward and stake; Stake Bluebird leader; Relief Society President; an 18 month mission at the Visitors Center in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, with my eternal companion; and at the present time I have a weekly assignment as a genealogy consultant at the Utah Valley Branch Library at BYU. I am also the Compassionate Service leader in Relief Society and a visiting teacher in which position I have served for more than thirty years. I am deeply grateful for my testimony that our Heavenly Father lives, that his Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, lives and loves me, and that I am blest in all things.

Life timeline of Lena Bartholomew (Roberts)

Lena Bartholomew (Roberts) was born on 3 Oct 1920
Lena Bartholomew (Roberts) was 19 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Lena Bartholomew (Roberts) was 25 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Lena Bartholomew (Roberts) was 35 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.
Lena Bartholomew (Roberts) was 44 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.
Lena Bartholomew (Roberts) was 58 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.
Lena Bartholomew (Roberts) was 69 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
Lena Bartholomew (Roberts) was 79 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.
Lena Bartholomew (Roberts) was 83 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.
Lena Bartholomew (Roberts) died on 11 Feb 2011 at the age of 90
Grave record for Lena Bartholomew (Roberts) (3 Oct 1920 - 11 Feb 2011), BillionGraves Record 1361 Springville, Utah, Utah, United States