Verle Leavitt

21 May 1926 - 21 Jul 2014


Verle Leavitt

21 May 1926 - 21 Jul 2014
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Gunlock, Utah – Verle Leavitt, 88, passed away July 21, 2014 at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah. He was born May 21, 1926, in St. George, Utah to Samuel Vernon Leavitt and Dartha Luella Barney Leavitt. He married Laura May Madsen Leavitt on October 14, 1949. After over 47 years of m
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Verle Leavitt

Married: 14 Oct 1949

Gunlock Cemetery

98 W 650th N
Veyo, Washington, Utah
United States


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Obituary for Verle Leavitt

Contributor: Bonnijones Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Gunlock, Utah – Verle Leavitt, 88, passed away July 21, 2014 at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah. He was born May 21, 1926, in St. George, Utah to Samuel Vernon Leavitt and Dartha Luella Barney Leavitt. He married Laura May Madsen Leavitt on October 14, 1949. After over 47 years of marriage, Laura unexpectedly passed away in July 1997 at the age of 65. He then married Arda Pollock in November 1998. Verle was raised in Gunlock, Utah and attended school in Gunlock and St George. He was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. He lived almost all his life in Gunlock. He served in the Army, spending the majority of his service overseas at the end of World War II. Verle worked hard all his life. He was a great example of that. He was a farmer, rancher, trapper, and fishing bait supplier. He did all these things to support a large family. He loved hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes, and spending lots of quality time with his family. He also loved raising a large garden especially tomatoes. Verle is survived by his wife, Arda; his children: Darwin Leavitt, Ethel Benware (Curtis), Kathy Gentry (Allen H), Hal Leavitt (Betty), Sheldon Leavitt (Mary), Sheila Hunt (Jeff), Sharon Read (Randy), stepchildren: Dale Pollock (Shauna), Sharon Lorraine Thomas (Robert) and Lynn Pollock, 43 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Rose McAllister and Jeri Sullivan. He was preceded in death by his parents; eight siblings; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Gunlock LDS Ward Chapel, 733 N. Main St., Gunlock, Utah. Visitations will be held Friday, July 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George and on Saturday, prior to services, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel. Interment will follow at the Gunlock Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. The family would like to thank the wonderful Veterans Home staff and CNS hospice and especially Ambria for the wonderful care of Dad. Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from July 24 to 25, 2014

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Verle Leavitt was born on 21 May 1926
Verle Leavitt was 13 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
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Verle Leavitt was 14 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.
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Verle Leavitt was 31 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.
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Verle Leavitt was 38 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
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Verle Leavitt was 53 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
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Verle Leavitt was 63 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
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Verle Leavitt was 68 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
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Verle Leavitt was 75 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.
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Verle Leavitt died on 21 Jul 2014 at the age of 88
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