Wilbert Rogers Atwood

19 Nov 1915 - 27 Jun 2011

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Wilbert Rogers Atwood

19 Nov 1915 - 27 Jun 2011
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Wilbert Rogers Atwood, 95, of Sugar City, Idaho, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at Homestead Assisted Living in Rexburg of causes incident to age. He was born Nov. 19, 1915, in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Wilbert Atwood and Blanche Agnes Rogers. He attended schools in Pingree and Thomas. However, the Depres
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Wilbert Rogers Atwood

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Riverside Thomas Cemetery

939-949 State Highway 39
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho
United States
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September 14, 2013
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Contributor: Will Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Wilbert Rogers Atwood, 95, of Sugar City, Idaho, died Monday, June 27, 2011, at Homestead Assisted Living in Rexburg of causes incident to age. He was born Nov. 19, 1915, in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Wilbert Atwood and Blanche Agnes Rogers. He attended schools in Pingree and Thomas. However, the Depression caused the Thomas School District to shut down for financial reasons. He attended Fillmore High School, his junior year returning to Thomas the following year to graduate. He attended Ricks College and received a two-year teaching certificate. In Thomas, Wilbert met his sweetheart, Ruth Barnes. They were married Nov. 6, 1939, in Rexburg. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. After their marriage, they lived in Pingree, Weippe and Blackfoot, Idaho, and they have lived in Sugar City since 1949. He was employed as a farmer/rancher, mechanic, truck driver and for the PMA office, and retired after 23 years with the Idaho Highway Department. After he and Ruth were retired, they spent their winters in Parker, Ariz., and Hurricane, Utah. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved his family. He loved to hunt fish, camp and travel, and in his later years was dedicated to temple work. He is survived by his children, Roger (Nancy) Atwood of Rexburg, Steven (Colette) Atwood of Arco, Idaho, and Julie (Bruce) Anderson of West Valley City, Utah; sisters, LaRue Hetler of Salem, Ore., Rayola Neff of Blackfoot, Idaho, and Fontella (Doug) Cobbley of Idaho Falls; a brother, David Craig (Marge) Atwood of Blackfoot; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth; brother, John; and sister, Dale. Funeral services held at 11 a.m., June 30, at Riverside Chapel with Steven Atwood officiating. Burial in Riverside-Thomas Cemetery under the direction of Flamm Funeral Home. Wil [Submitted by Annie to Find A Grave Memorial# 72237598.]

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1915
Wilbert Rogers Atwood was born on 19 Nov 1915
Wilbert Rogers Atwood was 12 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.
Wilbert Rogers Atwood was 24 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.
Wilbert Rogers Atwood was 26 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.
Wilbert Rogers Atwood 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.
Wilbert Rogers Atwood was 54 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.
Wilbert Rogers Atwood was 63 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.
Wilbert Rogers Atwood was 73 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.
Wilbert Rogers Atwood was 74 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.
Wilbert Rogers Atwood was 87 years old when Invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries (the UK, Australia and Poland) begin military operations in Iraq. The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War. The invasion phase began on 20 March 2003 and lasted just over one month, including 21 days of major combat operations, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq. This early stage of the war formally ended on 1 May 2003 when U.S. President George W. Bush declared the "end of major combat operations", after which the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) was established as the first of several successive transitional governments leading up to the first Iraqi parliamentary election in January 2005. U.S. military forces later remained in Iraq until the withdrawal in 2011.
Wilbert Rogers Atwood died on 27 Jun 2011 at the age of 95
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