Ray Sullivan Whiting

18 Jul 1920 - 8 Feb 2001

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Ray Sullivan Whiting

18 Jul 1920 - 8 Feb 2001
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Ray Sullivan Whiting, 80, died February 8, 2001 after a lingering illness. He was born July 18, 1920 in Mapleton to Oscar and Mary Sullivan Whiting. Ray was a lifelong resi-dent of Mapleton. He attended school in Mapleton and grad-uated from Spring-ville High School and BYU. He served an LDS mission
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Ray Sullivan Whiting

Married: 25 Jul 1944

Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States


June 28, 2011


June 27, 2011

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Ray Sullivan Whiting Obituary - Deseret News - 11 Feb 2001

Contributor: mapmaker Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Ray Sullivan Whiting, 80, died February 8, 2001 after a lingering illness. He was born July 18, 1920 in Mapleton to Oscar and Mary Sullivan Whiting. Ray was a lifelong resi-dent of Mapleton. He attended school in Mapleton and grad-uated from Spring-ville High School and BYU. He served an LDS mission in the East Central States from 1942-44. He married Lora Hilton Whiting in the Manti Temple on July 25, 1944. They are the parents of four children. He was a lifelong farmer and sheep feeder. He was active in civic and community affairs serving as a member of the Mapleton City Council, a member of the Nebo School Board, the State School Board, Intermountain Farmer Board, and First Security Board. Most recently, he was a board member of the Strawberry Water Users Association. He was a high priest in the LDS Church. He served in numerous positions in the Church but his most enjoyable calling was his service in a BYU Stake High Council. Ray enjoyed friendships with many people. Visiting was hobby for him. He spent countless hours sharing time with his family, working on the farm together, and attending events and activities that his children and grandchildren participated in. He enjoyed traveling-especially for BYU sports. Nurturing great-grandchildren occupied many hours following his retirement from farming. He will be greatly missed by his loved ones. He is survived by his wife of 56 years; four children: Ann (Russell) Orton, (currently serving a mission in Nauvoo, Illinois); Gayle (Clyde) Gammell, Mapleton; Mikel (Lisa) Whiting, Fullerton, California; and Steven (Jeanne) Whiting, New Canaan, Connecticut; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Three of the grandchildren are currently serving missions. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Benjamin Brett Allen; a brother, Gary Whiting; and a sister, Thora Whiting Allan. He is also survived by a brother, Juan (Alma) of Mapleton; and sisters, Joyce (Heber) Olsen, Tempe, Arizona; Virginia, Provo; Marilyn (Don) Alston, Las Vegas, Nevada; a brother-in-law, Donald F. Allan, Mapleton and a sister-in-law, Beryl Whiting, Whittier, California. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 12, 2001 at the Mapleton White Church, 31 West Maple, Mapleton, Utah at 11 a.m. Friends may call at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville, Utah from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday evening and at the church from 9:45-10:45. Interment will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the LDS Missionary Fund.

Grandma Lora - Ninety Years, August 1922-August 2012

Contributor: mapmaker Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Legends of Lora A true legend in her own time, Lora Hilton Whiting (1922 to the present) grew up with a large family, felt the effects of the Great Depression, pursued a college education, married her college sweetheart in the Manti, Utah, temple, bore four children and taught hundreds more in her 27 years at Mapleton Elementary School. The four have grown to 21, the 21 to 42 and all have provided Grandma Lora with great joy, satisfaction and happiness. Cheers!

Ray, his friend Ruel Crandal, and his father's horse

Contributor: mapmaker Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

This story is told by his wife, Lora Whiting. Ray and Ruel took a horse to Ruel's sheep camp on Maple Mountain. Instead of tying the horse to a tree like Ray's father, Oscar, had told him to they hobbled the horse. In the morning when they went to get the horse it was gone. The horse tried to walk home, but because of the hobble, it fell off a cliff and was killed. Ray's father was understanding, but Ray always felt bad about losing the horse. To hear Lora tell the story copy and paste the following link: http://youtu.be/Vq-O5oBeQrQ

Life timeline of Ray Sullivan Whiting

Ray Sullivan Whiting was born on 18 Jul 1920
Ray Sullivan Whiting was 10 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.
Ray Sullivan Whiting was 21 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. 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.
Ray Sullivan Whiting was 33 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.
Ray Sullivan Whiting was 49 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.
Ray Sullivan Whiting was 52 years old when Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day. The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team members hostage and killed them along with a West German police officer.
Ray Sullivan Whiting was 61 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.
Ray Sullivan Whiting was 70 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.
Ray Sullivan Whiting died on 8 Feb 2001 at the age of 80
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