Montel Bird Graff

29 Jan 1930 - 7 Oct 2002

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Montel Bird Graff

29 Jan 1930 - 7 Oct 2002
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Montel Bird Graff


Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States


August 9, 2011


August 8, 2011

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information found in LDS Family Record written by Chester Graff

Contributor: patmillican Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Motel was blessed by his father Chester in church March 2, 1930. He was baptized by Marion Lee (in Salt Lake Tabernacle) on 29 Jan 1938. and confirmed by his father Chester on 30 Jan 1938. His schooling commenced for 4 months at Kruger at (Ririe Idaho) in Jan 1934 and first grade at Spencer (Orem, Utah) in 1936. He graduated May 1949 from Lincoln High School in Orem, Utah. He was ordained a Deacon June 1945, Teacher by brother Vance Doral Graff 8 Apr 1945. An elder by Chester on 3 July 1949. He was endowed in Salt Lake Temple on 11 Oct 1949 and married Donna Mae Hancock in Salt Lake Temple on 14 Nov 1951. He received his patriarchal blessing by Josiah P Rudy in Feb. 1949. He went on a mission to Eastern States entered mission home on Oct 7-16, 1949 His interests are farming, works for BYU. Montel and his wife Donna live in their own home in Orem. He is working for BYU cafe and doing a good job supervising lunchroom. Montel is well liked by supervisors at BYU. He is very dependable, gets along well with supervisors, teachers and students. He is active in church duties when not working at BYU. Montel has 3 sons and 2 nice girls and several children are married. He has one son, Brad who is a good singer, has filled a mission for the church and sings very often in church meetings and civic parties. He has two other sons w ho are Elders and work for business firms. They are clean boys in habits and aid their father, Montel, in helping care for his farm. The boy's mother Donna works hard keeping house and preparing meals for their sons. (This comes from his Mother Winnie's family record book in her own writing)

Life timeline of Montel Bird Graff

Montel Bird Graff was born on 29 Jan 1930
Montel Bird Graff was 14 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.
Montel Bird Graff was 23 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.
Montel Bird Graff was 34 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.
Montel Bird Graff was 47 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
Montel Bird Graff was 51 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Montel Bird Graff was 60 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.
Montel Bird Graff died on 7 Oct 2002 at the age of 72
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