Wilford Kenton Ellsworth

2 Oct 1920 - 11 May 2005


Wilford Kenton Ellsworth

2 Oct 1920 - 11 May 2005
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Wilford Kenton Ellsworth, 84, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005 in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii. He was born October 2, 1920, to Wilford James and Cloketa Pickering Ellsworth, in Payson, Utah. He married Louise Webb of Payson, Utah, on January 26,1946 at Las Vegas, Nevada. They are the parents of two sons, Kaye
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Wilford Kenton Ellsworth

Married: 26 Jan 1946

Payson City Cemetery

901 E 400 N
Payson, Utah, Utah
United States

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Wilford Kenton - US Army WWII Married in Las Vegas, Nevada


July 9, 2011


July 9, 2011

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WILFORD KENTON ELLSWORTH (1920 - 2005) Obituary

Contributor: Chicarrie Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Wilford Kenton Ellsworth, 84, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005 in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii. He was born October 2, 1920, to Wilford James and Cloketa Pickering Ellsworth, in Payson, Utah. He married Louise Webb of Payson, Utah, on January 26,1946 at Las Vegas, Nevada. They are the parents of two sons, Kaye Webb Ellsworth and Brad William Ellsworth. He was educated in Payson schools and graduated from Payson High School. He served his country during World War II, serving in General George Patton's Third Army Corps of Engineers. He served in nine campaigns from Africa through Sicily, Italy, France and Germany. Ken was a hard worker. He was a master builder, having worked on many of the large hotels in Las Vegas, where he and his wife lived for 53 years. He recently returned to live in Lehi, Utah. He lived life to its fullest. He had a keen sense of humor and a love of life. In his early years he loved to fish and hunt. He was nearly taken from us in 1990 when an aneurysm burst on his aorta. He had failing health since, but he had great determination to live. He was a High Priest in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints He is survived by Louise, his wife of 59 years; his sons, Kaye Ellsworth and Brad (Lynette) Ellsworth; nine grandchildren and three great-grand-children; two sisters, Evelyn (Curtis) Page, Payson and Deanna (Gary) Stokes of North Ogden. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Howard Ellsworth and a sister, Verdene Page Wilson. Funeral Services will be held Wed., May 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Walker Mortuary, 587 South 100 West, Payson, Utah where friends and family may call Tues. evening from 6-7:30 p.m. or Wed., one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Payson City Cemetery with military rites accorded by the American Legion, Dist. #4. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walkerfamilymortuaries.com.

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Wilford Kenton Ellsworth was born on 2 Oct 1920
Wilford Kenton Ellsworth was 19 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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Wilford Kenton Ellsworth was 25 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
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Wilford Kenton Ellsworth was 33 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.
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Wilford Kenton Ellsworth was 44 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.
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Wilford Kenton Ellsworth was 52 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.
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Wilford Kenton Ellsworth was 69 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.
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Wilford Kenton Ellsworth was 69 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.
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Wilford Kenton Ellsworth died on 11 May 2005 at the age of 84
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