Vern Cook Ames

14 Feb 1923 - 27 Oct 2008

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Vern Cook Ames

14 Feb 1923 - 27 Oct 2008
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Vern Cook Ames Birth Feb. 14, 1923 Lyman, Wayne County, Utah, USA Death: Oct. 27, 2008 On October 27, 2008, at the age of 85, Vern Saddled up and took the trail to heaven. Vern Cook 'Papa' Ames was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Lyman, Wayne County, Utah, to James Orvil and Luella Jane Cook Ames. Vern was a
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Vern Cook Ames


Ioka Cemetery

Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah
United States

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Contributor: crozierfam Created : 4 years ago Updated : 4 years ago

Vern Cook Ames Birth Feb. 14, 1923 Lyman, Wayne County, Utah, USA Death: Oct. 27, 2008 On October 27, 2008, at the age of 85, Vern Saddled up and took the trail to heaven. Vern Cook "Papa" Ames was born Feb. 14, 1923, in Lyman, Wayne County, Utah, to James Orvil and Luella Jane Cook Ames. Vern was a member of the LDS Church He had five brothers and four sisters. The family made the move from Wayne county to the Uintah Basin in 1927 by team and wagon, and the trip took them several days. The family worked at many jobs when they first arrived in Roosevelt including livery stable, freight service between Roosevelt and Price, farming and everything else it took to survive in those days. Vern worked at many jobs during his life, including logging timber, breaking horses, wrangling dudes, long-haul truck driver, was a member of the Teamsters Union, a mine worker, railroad worker, officer for the Border Patrol in Ariz., Wasatch Electric, construction worker, oil field hand, farmer and many more. He married Phyllis Sharples on Nov. 11, 1948, and they moved to Salt Lake City spending twenty-three years there. They had four children. Vern and Phyllis moved back to Ioka in 1974 and built a home in the south west corner of his parents original homestead. orses were Vern's passion. At one time or another he had almost every breed of horse common today. He raised registered Thoroughbreds that he ran on the flat track, registered Appaloosas, was president of the Uintah Basin Appaloosa Horse Club, had registered Quarter horses, mules, rescued a three week old colt from the meat packer that lived to be 33 years old, and had work teams on the farm when he was a kid. His favorite horse was an Appaloosa stallion he raised and did cow-cutting and reigning on. Last but not least was the miniature horses; he would go in parades and show his miniature team all over the state. He was president of the Mountain West Miniature Horse Club, and was inducted into the People's Hall of Fame by the American Shetland Pony/American Miniature Horse Club in 2005. Vern loved the mountains, camping, hunting, and packing in. He would sit around the fire and talk about "old times." Family and friends spent many hours on horseback enjoying the open sky and beautiful scenery. Vern is survived by his wife, Phyllis, Ioka; children, Rose Ann (Steve) Turbin, Ogden; Linda (Ralph) Mecham, Manila; Karen (Frank) Santarosa, Draper; Ralph (Michelle) Ames, Ioka; 9 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; sisters, Luella Workman, Duchesne; Kay Nyberg, West Jordan; Eva Ivie, Duchesne; and brother, Don Ames, Ioka. Vern was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Rita Workman; brothers, Wayne, Floyd, Bert and George. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at the Myton LDS Chapel where friends and family may call from 10-10:45 that morning. Burial will be in the Ioka Cemetery under direction of the Hullinger Mortuary. ************************* "Papa, thanks for the memories."

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Vern Cook Ames was born on 14 Feb 1923
Vern Cook Ames was 17 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.
Vern Cook Ames was 22 years old when World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender. The German Instrument of Surrender ended World War II in Europe. The definitive text was signed in Karlshorst, Berlin, on the night of 8 May 1945 by representatives of the three armed services of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) and the Allied Expeditionary Force together with the Supreme High Command of the Red Army, with further French and US representatives signing as witnesses. The signing took place 9 May 1945 at 00:16 local time.
Vern Cook Ames was 35 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.
Vern Cook Ames was 41 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.
Vern Cook Ames was 56 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.
Vern Cook Ames was 66 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.
Vern Cook Ames was 67 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.
Vern Cook Ames died on 27 Oct 2008 at the age of 85
Grave record for Vern Cook Ames (14 Feb 1923 - 27 Oct 2008), BillionGraves Record 10262406 Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah, United States