William Chilton Edens

6 Apr 1935 - 20 Aug 2017

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William Chilton Edens

6 Apr 1935 - 20 Aug 2017
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William Chilton 'Bill' Edens 1935 - 2017 Early Life: Bill was born April 6, 1935, in Charleston, West Virginia, the son of Wilbur Chilton Edens and Mary Elizabeth Summers Edens. He graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston. Life's Work | Service | Interests: Bill attended Brigham Yo

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William Chilton Edens

Married: 31 Jan 1964

Pony Express Memorial Cemetery

4588 Eagle Mountain Boulevard
Eagle Mountain, Utah, Utah
United States


Sealed Apr. 24, 1965


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William Chilton "Bill" Edens 1935 - 2017 Early Life: Bill was born April 6, 1935, in Charleston, West Virginia, the son of Wilbur Chilton Edens and Mary Elizabeth Summers Edens. He graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston. Life's Work | Service | Interests: Bill attended Brigham Young University. He was a very active and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved the gospel and enjoyed serving in numerous callings throughout his life. He served a full-time mission in the Northwest United States. His favorite calling of all was home teaching, especially when it was with one of his sons. On January 31, 1964, Bill married Edith Elizabeth Clendenin in an LDS Chapel in Charleston, West Virginia. They saved their money to make the trip across the country and were sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles Temple, as his parents were in California at the time, the following year in May. As a small business owner, Bill was well-known and loved by the community. He served them for many years with the utmost of integrity. His most remembered business was probably his Auto Parts Store, Sissonville Tire and Auto, in Sissonville, West Virginia. Bill loved to sing. His wonderful, deep bass voice was expressed in choirs, at home, in the car, while he worked (anywhere), and he taught his children many silly songs. His love of music was passed to all his children; each play at least one instrument, sing, and have music as an integral, important part of their lives. He also loved: working newspaper crossword puzzles, playing games with his wife, children and grandchildren and reading. He especially loved reading about any history, his favorites being military and church and he loved visiting any museum or show related to them. He collected stamps and coins. He also enjoyed antique car shows. William Chilton Edens passed away peacefully in his sleep late in the evening of August 20, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving, devoted family. Bill had suffered a severe TBI from a fall in his Eagle Mountain home earlier that week. He was 82. Family Message: "Bill was a selfless, loving, devoted, loyal, dependable and fun husband, father, brother, uncle, son grandfather and friend. He always worked hard to provide for and to protect his family. He had his daughters and granddaughters each convinced that they were his favorite chickadee. He taught volumes, with no need for words, through his humble actions. He was a generous gentle giant full of unconditional love for not only his family and friends but for all he came in contact with. His selfless love for family, friends and all who knew him has left a lasting impression. He is and will be dearly missed. With much love, until we meet again; husband, dad, brother, papa, uncle and friend." Survived By: His loving, devoted wife of 53 years, Edith Clendenin Edens; his five children: Robin (Garry) Cunningham, Bill Jr. (Lori) Edens, Alison (Bill) Pruitt, Nicole Wilson and Mark (Robin) Edens; 18 grandchildren, four step grandchildren, three great grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren; his siblings: Daniel (Linda) Edens, Jim Edens, David Edens and Sandy (Don) Harris. Preceded In Death By: His parents. Services: Eagle Mountain Stake Center Burial: Pony Express Memorial Cemetery Original Obituary Published By: © Utah Valley Mortuary | August 2017 Bio compiled by: Bio compiled by: Annie Duckett Hundley

Life timeline of William Chilton Edens

William Chilton Edens was born on 6 Apr 1935
William Chilton Edens was 10 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. 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.
William Chilton Edens was 21 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.
William Chilton Edens was 29 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.
William Chilton Edens was 38 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
William Chilton Edens was 45 years old when Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage. Mount St. Helens or Louwala-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Portland, Oregon and 96 miles (154 km) south of Seattle, Washington. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes. This volcano is well known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows.
William Chilton Edens was 55 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.
William Chilton Edens was 68 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.
William Chilton Edens died on 20 Aug 2017 at the age of 82
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