Ludene Reese Poulsen

12 Sep 1928 - 3 Jul 2008


Ludene Reese Poulsen

12 Sep 1928 - 3 Jul 2008
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Ludene Reese Poulsen

Married: 15 Nov 1948

Smithfield City Cemetery

376-424 E Center St
Smithfield, Cache, Utah
United States


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Children - Kent, Michael, Suzanne, Lon, David

Jane Little

April 16, 2012


April 3, 2012

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LuDene Reese Poulsen

Contributor: Jane Little Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Much of my information is taken from "LIFE STORY OF LUDENE REESE POULSEN" Mother was born on the 12th of September, 1928 at 6:40 A.M. on her grandfather's home, (Howard Reese) in Benson, Cache County, Utah. Mother's parents were Athen Lowell Reese and Jessie Smith. Grandpa Reese's parents were Howard Reese and Martha Ann Toombs. Grandma Reese's parents were Jonathan Heber Smith and Alice Done. Mother was the middle child, in between Lowell Grant and Marjorie Reese. When mother was born, her mother thought someone said she had another boy. "She(Grandma Reese) said she was surprised and very pleased to learn that I was really a girl." Mom remembers standing outside of her house one day with her mother, when all of a sudden and the ground shook. From mother's earliest memory was that she had was while four years of age, She along with her brother (Grant) and Marjorie (Sister), taking sun baths every few days during the Summer months. They would lay a quilt on the South side of the dirt cellar just West of the house, so that we could soak up the sun for short periods of time. She would explain that this was done the defend against a childhood disease of Rickets. This explained that Rickets was a disease in which the bones do not harden. This happened because of a lack of vitamin D. The sun while exposed to the skin produces vitamin D. She went on to say that "Today, we can simply take the synthetic vitamin." Vitamin D is known at the sunshine vitamin. Mother mentioned that one day while she and her mother were outside standing when all of a sudden, she felt the ground shake. Grandma took mother's hand and after the shaking, she informed mom that that was a slight earthquake. She remembered that it would be very frightening if it were stronger and longer. That is exactly what happened several years later. In 1962 we awoke to an earthquake around 6:30 or so in the morning. I was in the top bunk and I kind of thought that it was cool to be shaking, when dad came in very nervously announced that we were to report to the basement. When we finally got down there, it became very apparent that we were not in a good place. We got up and outside to find others in pajamas's and wondering what to do. Our neighbor to the east, Grant Brough, made it out earlier than we did, and said that the road in front of our houses looked like a wave going up the road. This one mom remembered well. It destroyed the Stake Center in Richmond and North Cache was out of commission for about a month. Salt Lake Tribune; August 31, 1962 said. "The epicenter of the Thursday morning earthquake that gave northern Utah and southern Idaho a violent shaking, was placed at a point approximately 10 miles northwest of Logan by the department of geophysics, University of Utah." "The initial shock at 6:36 a.m. was so violent it sent the needle off the record at the U. of U. seismograph for a minute and a half.... Dr. Algermissen said that the Cache quake may have originated anywhere from 5 to 10 miles under the earth's surface."

Life timeline of Ludene Reese Poulsen

Ludene Reese Poulsen was born on 12 Sep 1928
Ludene Reese Poulsen was 2 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Ludene Reese Poulsen was 17 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. 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.
Ludene Reese Poulsen was 25 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.
Ludene Reese Poulsen was 35 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.
Ludene Reese Poulsen was 45 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
Ludene Reese Poulsen was 61 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.
Ludene Reese Poulsen was 61 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.
Ludene Reese Poulsen died on 3 Jul 2008 at the age of 79
Grave record for Ludene Reese Poulsen (12 Sep 1928 - 3 Jul 2008), BillionGraves Record 919291 Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States