Thomas Soren McClain

29 Aug 1915 - 5 Jun 1998

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Thomas Soren McClain

29 Aug 1915 - 5 Jun 1998
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Thomas Soren McClain, 82, passed away June 5, 1998 in Salt Lake City. He was born to Josephena Otteson and William John McClain on August 29, 1915. He married Mildred Harrison on January 6, 1934. Tom attended Spanish Fork High School and worked mining as a young man during the depression. He was a S

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Thomas Soren McClain


Evergreen Cemetery

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



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Thomas Soren McClain's Obituary

Contributor: crex Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Thomas Soren McClain, 82, passed away June 5, 1998 in Salt Lake City. He was born to Josephena Otteson and William John McClain on August 29, 1915. He married Mildred Harrison on January 6, 1934. Tom attended Spanish Fork High School and worked mining as a young man during the depression. He was a Sales Manager and partner of the Utah Concrete Pipe Company (AMCOR). He served as the President of the Provo Footprinters Association and President of the 20-30 Club. He was a long time member of the Provo Elks Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Tom was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.He is survived by sons, Glen McClain (Ana Ra), of Salt Lake City, UT; Jay Price (Paula), of Donner Lake, CA; daughter, Judy Price (Bill), of American Fork, UT; 24 grandchildren and 62 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Crossroads, Beehive, and Creekside Care Centers. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at 2 p.m. in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel, 211 East 200 South, Springville, UT. Friends may call Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. or one hour prior to service at the Mortuary. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.

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Thomas Soren McClain was born on 29 Aug 1915
Thomas Soren McClain was 13 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Thomas Soren McClain was 15 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.
Thomas Soren McClain was 25 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Thomas Soren McClain was 40 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Thomas Soren McClain was 50 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Thomas Soren McClain was 57 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.
Thomas Soren McClain was 74 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
Thomas Soren McClain died on 5 Jun 1998 at the age of 82
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