Lorin Kay Mendenhall

20 Mar 1921 - 25 Oct 1994


Lorin Kay Mendenhall

20 Mar 1921 - 25 Oct 1994
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Life History of Lorin K. Mendenhall recollections of Dennis K. Mendenhall, (son) Lorin K. Mendenhall, was born March 20, 1921 in Dayton, Franklin, Idaho to Kenneth Lorin Mendenhall and Ruth Perkins Mendenhall. He was the third born of six children, he had three older sisters and two younger brothers
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Lorin Kay Mendenhall

Married: 27 Mar 1946

Dayton Cemetery

Highway 36
Dayton, Franklin, Idaho
United States

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Sealed Aug 20, 1966 Children: Dennis Marcia Kenneth Linda Dan Mary Jane Sheila Karen


September 19, 2013


September 19, 2013

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Memories of Lorin Mendenhall from his children

Contributor: BarbaraLeishman Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Life History of Lorin K. Mendenhall recollections of Dennis K. Mendenhall, (son) Lorin K. Mendenhall, was born March 20, 1921 in Dayton, Franklin, Idaho to Kenneth Lorin Mendenhall and Ruth Perkins Mendenhall. He was the third born of six children, he had three older sisters and two younger brothers. He passed away on October 25, 1994 in Bannock Memorial Hospital in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho. He grew up on a farm in Dayton, Idaho where he learned to work and provide for himself. At the young age of 12 years his father passed away leaving the responsibility of helping to provide for the family on is older sisters and himself with his mother. It was said that there came a time when His mother offered to sell him the farm in Dayton for a Hundred dollars but at the time he couldn’t come up with the money to buy it. The family eventually had to sell the farm and move. When Lorin was old enough he joined the Army branch of the military. He served in the Army and is a veteran of the 2nd world war. After serving in the military he eventually met and fell in love with Florene Crockett. They eloped and were married on March 27, 1946 in Elko, Nevada. Florene was still in high school in her senior year of school. While she finished school dad was working odd jobs where ever he could find work. Dad was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints and was mom. They were eventually sealed together with all of their children in the Idaho Falls Temple on August 20, 1966. He and mom worked on a ranch for a while and dad then found work with the railroad for a short time. He heard about a company in Pocatello that was hiring. He went there to look for work and was hired at a company by the name of Westvaco which later became FMC corporation. They moved to Pocatello about 1950 and dad went to work at Westvaco. He retired from that company 33 years later as a chief relief operator over the calcining kiln that processed the phosphate earth that was cooked to make phosphate that was use in detergents and many other products. Lorin was an avid sportsman. He loved to hunt and fish and any other outdoor activities he could find. I remember from the time I was old enough that we camped out as much as time would allow him to do. During hunting season we chased deer and pheasants and other game that he could us to feed and support his family and would allow him to do what he enjoyed so much. He enjoyed hunting with his sons a they became old enough to carry a gun and have a hunting license. He also enjoyed the sports his children were involved in and followed them where ever the teams played. He received recognition from the local high school for being their most loyal sports fan and supporter. At this point I would like to include remembrances of some of his children in this history. Dan: Dan remembers walking along a ridge up on Malad pass deer hunting with dad when he was 12 years old. Dennis was also there and down in the trees below he and dad when Dennis chased out a doe and a big buck. Dan just stood there and yelled and never remembered that he had dads gun. By the time Dad told him to shoot at it the deer it went over the hill. Dad just laughed and said I (Dan) had “Buck fever” real bad. Marcia: one of her fond memories of dad is a time that Marcia was in Salt Lake to have Thyroid surgery. She remembers coming out of surgery and dad had leaned over her to give her a kiss on the cheek and leaned his elbow right on her neck where she had just had the surgery. Marcia said he cried and cried about what he had done. She tried to reassure him that it didn’t hurt. Illness and surgery was one time when dad was usually always there to support his children. Marcia let us know that she loves and misses her dad. Kenneth: Ken was a very good baseball player and dad made every effort to be at the game no matter where Ken was playing baseball. Ken said that was one of his fondest memories of dad. He knew that when he looked in the bleachers that he new that dad would always be there being his number one supporter and rooting loudly for him. Dad followed Kens baseball career through his college years. After dad retired, he had 5 or 6 good years with reasonable good health. As his health declined it made it more and more difficult for him to follow the teams that his children and grandchildren were involved in around the state. He found that a girls softball league was organized in the Pocatello area. He went to watch the girls play as he called them. It wasn’t long though before his health was such that he became more and more home bound. His health continued to slip away until one day he stated having difficult breathing and his lungs filled with fluid. It was one of these episodes that finally took his life.

Life timeline of Lorin Kay Mendenhall

Lorin Kay Mendenhall was born on 20 Mar 1921
Lorin Kay Mendenhall was 18 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.
Lorin Kay Mendenhall was 20 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
Lorin Kay Mendenhall was 37 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.
Lorin Kay Mendenhall was 48 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.
Lorin Kay Mendenhall 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.
Lorin Kay Mendenhall was 59 years old when Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage. Mount St. Helens or Louwala-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Portland, Oregon and 96 miles (154 km) south of Seattle, Washington. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes. This volcano is well known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows.
Lorin Kay Mendenhall died on 25 Oct 1994 at the age of 73
Grave record for Lorin Kay Mendenhall (20 Mar 1921 - 25 Oct 1994), BillionGraves Record 5199853 Dayton, Franklin, Idaho, United States