Samuel George Doxey

22 Jan 1930 - 22 May 2006


Samuel George Doxey

22 Jan 1930 - 22 May 2006
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Samuel George Doxey In Loving Memory Samuel George Doxey, born January 22, 1930 in Portland, Oregon, was the first child of Grace Judd and Floyd Samuel Doxey. At the age of 10 years, after his father died, he moved with his family to Los Angeles, California where his mother's parent's lived. Sam att
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Samuel George Doxey


Timpanogos Memorial Gardens

1007 N 475 E
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States

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Children- Craig, Dianne, Ross, Leanne


June 2, 2011


June 2, 2011

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Capt. Samuel George Doxey (22 January 1930 – 22 May 2006)

Contributor: Simini Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Samuel George Doxey In Loving Memory Samuel George Doxey, born January 22, 1930 in Portland, Oregon, was the first child of Grace Judd and Floyd Samuel Doxey. At the age of 10 years, after his father died, he moved with his family to Los Angeles, California where his mother's parent's lived. Sam attended Angeles Mesa Grade School, Audubon Jr. High School and Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles, California; he attended Irving Jr. High School in Salt Lake City for one year; went to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah from September 1947 to June 1951 where he was active in student government, President of Val Hyric social unit, Banyan Yearbook Sales Manager, and graduated in Accounting and Business Administration. He married Elaine Hendrix, whom he met at BYU, on 16 March 1951 at the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He did graduate studies at BYU while concurrently employed at Geneva Works and received his Master's degree in Accounting in June 1961. Sam entered the U. S. Navy in 1951 for four years active enlisted duty in data processing assignments. He remained as an active Naval Reservist until January 1990 when he retired as Captain after 39 years of Naval service which included extensive work with NATO and the U.S. Naval Academy and as Commanding Officer of two Naval Units. Sam worked for U.S. Steel Corporation for nearly 30 years in computer systems and programming management at Geneva Works and its coal and ore mining locations. He worked during several years in overseas assignments as a computer consultant in Turkey, Spain, Chile and training Taiwanese computer professionals. He was active in the LDS Church having served as Bishop of two wards, as Utah South Area Director of Correctional Services, as Utah South Area Director of Public Affairs with his wife, as a Stake High Counselor, in a Branch Presidency at the Missionary Training Center, Stake and Ward Young Men's President, Sake and Ward Clerk and Stake Executive Secretary and served two full time Public Affairs missions with his wife - one as Assistant Directors to the Europe North Area in England in 1992-94 and the other as Missionary Coordinators at Church headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1994-96. Sam served two Stake Missions, one in Berkley California and the other in Orem Utah South Stake. He served as State President of the Navy League, State Coordinator for the U.S. Naval Academy (at Annapolis), and as Chapter President of the Utah County Military Officers Association, the Utah County Navy League and the Central Utah Reserve Officers Association. He had served as Vice Chairman of Governor Matheson's State of Utah Computer Steering Board. In 1955, Sam and Elaine brought their family to Orem where he resided until 2001. He and Elaine moved to Pleasant Grove in 2001 and lived there until his death. He is survived by his wife Elaine Hendrix Doxey, his sister Margaret Doxey Hansen, and four living children. They have 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Sam's great love was his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, with special interests in travel, photography, genealogy, fishing, body surfing, ping pong and enduring to the end with steadfast stamina. As the family of Sam, we will miss him dearly, but acknowledge the Lord's tender mercies in his peaceful passing, after valiantly fighting for four years with three separate cancers. We also acknowledge all the kindnesses rendered to him by special friends in recent weeks and years. We give special thanks to friends from American Fork Hospital and Heritage Care Center. Funeral services will be held at the Northfield 11th Ward Chapel, 1541 N. 1300 W., Pleasant Grove, Friday, May 26, 2006, at 2:00 p.m.. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 E. Center Street, Thursday evening, from 6-8 p.m., or Friday, at the Ward Chapel, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Interment, Timpanogos Memorial Gardens, 1000 N. 400 E., Orem. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntsman Cancer Research Center. (

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Samuel George Doxey was born on 22 Jan 1930
Samuel George Doxey was 16 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.
Samuel George Doxey 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.
Samuel George Doxey 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.
Samuel George Doxey was 43 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.
Samuel George Doxey 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.
Samuel George Doxey was 62 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
Samuel George Doxey died on 22 May 2006 at the age of 76
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