Leon Frank Boren

16 Feb 1948 - 25 Nov 1990

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Leon Frank Boren

16 Feb 1948 - 25 Nov 1990
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Leon Frank Boren Life History of Leon Frank Boren Written By Myrle J. Boren Leon Frank Boren was born February 16th, 1948 to LaMar and Myrle Johnson Boren. He was the fourth child of ten. Leon was giving and generous as a child and throughout his life. When he was two (2) years old, his younger brot

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Leon Frank Boren

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American Fork Cemetery

601-699 Alpine Hwy
American Fork, Utah, Utah
United States
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trishkovach

July 24, 2011
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jmckeycampbell

April 14, 2020
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Andrew

July 23, 2011

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Leon Frank Boren

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

Leon Frank Boren Life History of Leon Frank Boren Written By Myrle J. Boren Leon Frank Boren was born February 16th, 1948 to LaMar and Myrle Johnson Boren. He was the fourth child of ten. Leon was giving and generous as a child and throughout his life. When he was two (2) years old, his younger brother, Bill, was born. Leon was thrilled to have a new baby brother. As people brought gifts for the new baby, Leon became aware that he had nothing for little Billy. He asked his mother and dad to take him to town and there he bought a small rattle to give to the baby. Leon was a very creative and talented person. At age five (5), he composed a short piece on the piano. He loved to perform this piece to anyone and everyone who would listen. This was remarkable since he never took piano lessons but taught himself to play the piano by ear. Throughout his life, he enjoyed all varieties of music. He also began drawing at an early age. A favorite aunt was impressed by his artistic abilities. She encouraged him by having him draw exotic animals and other items of difficulty. She was always surprised and pleased with his results. He continued his sketching and drawings for many years. In his teens, he painted a landscape of the beautiful view from his families’ home. This painting is still loved and enjoyed by all the family. His talents and abilities continued to flourish during his teens. In High School, he used his beautiful voice in singing with the A Capella Choir. He used his talent in dance to choreograph a school musical. In addition, he spent many hours teaching his brothers and sisters how to dance and taught classes to many of the youth in the area. During High School, he resolved to improve his grades. This commitment resulted in his receiving three (3) scholarships at the end of his senior year. He encouraged his brothers and sisters to do their best as well. Leon believed in his brothers and sisters and helped them to develop positive self-esteems. Many times, he advised his younger sisters with their make-up and hair-styles. He was always ready with advice and suggestions to help others improve. Leon wanted to be self-sufficient at an early age. He found various jobs and was always dependable and reliable. With the money from his jobs he enjoyed buying gifts for the family. After school, Leon moved from home. He resided in New York City for nearly twenty (20) years. During this time he owned and operated his own hair-styling business. Many of his clients were top designers and celebrities. He took pride in his work and volunteered many hours to various charitable organizations. Many of his family visited him while he lived in New York City. He was an impeccable host, taking them to the best restaurants and Broadway shows. He always made sure they saw the best New York City had to offer. He was a perfectionist in his personal life as well. His apartment was always immaculate and he enjoyed creating delicious gourmet meals. We were all happy when Leon decided to return home in 1989. The family spent many hours together enjoying each other and having fun. In spite of his illness, Leon remained cheerful and optimistic, always concerned with our feelings. He would joke about being “the Prodigal Son” and while at home, he successfully overcame many of his weaknesses. Leon had a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. He promised his mother that after his passing, he would do everything in his power to help his family and their families from the other side. We will all miss Leon and feel the void that has left. But we have great comfort knowing he is with his father and nephew, Michael; continuing his progression in the gospel. Posted by Kent Boren http://borenhistory.blogspot.com

Leon Frank Boren by Myrle J. Boren

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

Leon was a most delightful baby. He was always smiling. He loved music, dancing, etc. At age 3, he made up his first tune on the piano. My, how he loved other people. He just knew instinctively how to put his best foot forward. As a small toddler, he was very cuddly and loving. He always enjoyed hugs, pats and kisses. And he was in seventh heaven when his daddy came home and swept him up in his arms to dance. He started dancing lessons at the age of 4. And he was a natural at it. He just loved it and shared this ability with his younger brother and sisters. Under his direction they did many cute dances and songs. Then, Leon did extremely well in art in his Junior and Senior High school years. He did many pictures in oils in High School, and may of these adorn the walls of our home here in Utah. Leon loved our babies and was so excited when Mary was born. He insisted on buying her a rattle. He loved the animals, especially cats and horses. He graduated from High School with many honors and scholarships. He did so much dancing in High School and he choreographed the school plays; "West Side Story", "The Boy Friend," and did a superb job with them. He became a cheer leader and did a tremendous job of that with 7 beautiful girls. He also taught dancing in our new home. He composed many pieces of music on the piano and played them at the recitals. Leon trained to become a hair designer and has won many honors with that, especially at home. When he visits us, we all line up for his hair cuts, permanents, and the latest hair-dos. He has become a gourmet cook and makes the most delicious meals -- even served most elegantly. Leon has a great sense of humor and keeps everyone around him laughing. It's just fun, fun, fun to be around him. Leon knows his way around New York and everyone is treated most royally who goes there. Leon is most generous, even to a fault. At times he is too generous. He still loves people and misses his family. And we love him. Mom 1981

Childhood Milestones and Memories by Myrle J. Boren

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

The Story of our Baby. (Leon 'Lonnie' Frank Boren) Baby's arrival on Feb. 16, 1948, American Fork Hospital at 1:15 A.M. Father is LaMar Boren, Mother is Myrle Johnson Boren, Doctor Kenneth Noyes, Nurse Mrs. Nielson. Leon had blond hair and blue eyes. He has the most loving nature and yet a quick temper. He has no patience whatever. But we would be completely lost without him. We all think he is the most perfect baby in the world. And we all love him so much that it is no wonder he is so spoiled. His First Outings. March 7 - at 3 weeks old he was blessed in the American Fork, Utah Fifth Ward. On March 20, at 1 month he went to Springville and was sick for 2 weeks afterward. He was also so sick with colic that we seldom took him anywhere the first year. Baby's First Christmas. Leon was a very sociable baby. He has always loved his Grandma, Aunt Vonda and little Eileen (Boren). He just loves people and when friends of Dee and Deanna comes he is as pleased as they are. Dee had just been hurt by a car. But it was a Merry Christmas, especially when we realized how blessed we'd been. Leon was cutting a tooth and was not too well. But e loved his teddy bear and the rubber animals and balls. Leon's Fourth Birthday party. A party with lots of children, gifts and fun for all. Bobby and Leon have had three parties together. Hats, balloons and fish ponds - all make a lot of fun. Cake and ice cream too. The Fifth Birthday. A party with hats, balloons and a a fish pond. Lots of gifts, fun and children. Leon loves people - other children and lots of them. He the important one today. We went to Yellowstone that summer and leon got so made as us because we wouldn't let him pet the bears. Leon loves Sadie and Leona. He draws pictures for Leona (Francis - moms cousin). She wrote a paper on him. He's quite a character - quite a character. Never saw child like him before. Embroidered a dish towel for Sadie at Christmas when she married and went to Calif. He threatened me the first five years of his life that he would be Sadie's boy. SCHOOL DAYS The First Days of School. Thrilled to pieces. Leon's been waiting for this for years. He loved every bit of it. It has made him feel so important, a real person out of him. Much more congenial and cooperative with all of us. The First Teacher. Mrs Brock. Leon loves her and is adjusting very nicely in school. He mixes well with the children and tells good stories. He even tells us that he loves us now. Later School Days. Jan 12, almost 6 - he started dancing lessons and that is the finest thing that has ever happened to Leon. He does very well at dancing. Billy and Mary and Janeen are doing everything he does and learning right along with him. They sing and dance "Be my little baby bumble bee"... so cute. Leon is now a different child - dancing has been a wonderful outlet for his emotions. Dancing has helped make a place in the world for Leon.

Life timeline of Leon Frank Boren

1948
Leon Frank Boren was born on 16 Feb 1948
Leon Frank Boren was 5 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.
Leon Frank Boren was 21 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Leon Frank Boren was 31 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.
Leon Frank Boren was 42 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.
Leon Frank Boren died on 25 Nov 1990 at the age of 42
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