Norris Thomas Bingham

30 Jun 1921 - 29 Jan 2011

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Norris Thomas Bingham

30 Jun 1921 - 29 Jan 2011
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Norris Thomas Bingham (Bing) 'Reunited with his Sweetheart' Norris Thomas Bingham, 89, of Provo, died January 29, 2011, at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo. He was born June 30, 1921, the son of Thomas Sanford Bingham and Annie Adelphia Durrant, in Riverdale, Utah. He married Emma Irene

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Norris Thomas Bingham

Married: 14 Feb 1942

East Lawn Memorial Hills

East Lawn Drive
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States

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Sealed Jan 29, 1959;
N Lynn Clair C Thomas E Richard J,

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June 27, 2011


April 17, 2020


April 3, 2020


June 22, 2011

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Norris Thomas Bingham; Obituary

Contributor: finnsh Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Norris Thomas Bingham (Bing) "Reunited with his Sweetheart" Norris Thomas Bingham, 89, of Provo, died January 29, 2011, at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo. He was born June 30, 1921, the son of Thomas Sanford Bingham and Annie Adelphia Durrant, in Riverdale, Utah. He married Emma Irene Mitchell on February 14, 1942, in Malad, Idaho. Their marriage was solemnized in the Logan Temple on January 29, 1959. Bing was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather and a beloved friend to many. During his long and productive life he wore out his body in service to others. Even in his final days on this earth he insisted "it is great to be alive". Life for Dad was "tremendous". His heart belonged to his sweetheart and eternal companion, his sons and their extended families. He gloried in the realization of joy and rejoicing in his posterity. He was a mentor, teacher, counselor and confidant to his children, grandchildren and friends. Bing was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served in the Elders Quorum, High Priest Group Leader, bishopric and several stake missions. He served fourteen years as a sealer in the Provo, Utah Temple, only recently having to retire for health reasons. Bing studied engineering at Utah State University. Following military service in the U.S. Army during World War II in France, he spent his career in construction sales and as an engineer in heavy construction, building highways, bridges and industrial projects throughout the western states. He is survived by brother, Marwood K. "Red" (Beverly) Bingham; sons: N. Lynn and Melody (Carter) Bingham; Clair C. and Rita (Dickey) Bingham; Thomas E. and Mary (Ryan) Bingham; Richard J. and Adele (Eyre) Bingham; 20 grandchildren and their spouses; 44 great grandchildren; Preceded in death by his sweetheart, Irene M. Bingham, his parents, brother, sister and a great granddaughter. The family expresses special thanks to the staff at Trinity Mission Care Center and the nursing staff at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for their loving care for our patriarch. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011, at noon in the Edgemont North Stake Center, 345 E. 4525 N. (corner of Canyon Road and 4525 N.) Provo, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6:00 8:00 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State in Orem and from 11:00 to 11:45 prior to the services at noon at the Stake Center. Interment will be in the Eastlawn Memorial Hills Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at, online obituaries.

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Life timeline of Norris Thomas Bingham

Norris Thomas Bingham was born on 30 Jun 1921
Norris Thomas Bingham 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.
Norris Thomas Bingham was 24 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.
Norris Thomas Bingham was 36 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.
Norris Thomas Bingham 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.
Norris Thomas Bingham was 52 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.
Norris Thomas Bingham was 60 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.
Norris Thomas Bingham was 78 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.
Norris Thomas Bingham was 80 years old when The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated suicide attacks killing 2,996 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Additional people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks.
Norris Thomas Bingham died on 29 Jan 2011 at the age of 89
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