Friday, August 14, 2015

A Million Mendenhall's: #22 & #23

Mendenhall #22: Aaron Bruce Mendenhall (1893-1966)

Birth: 03 Aug 1893 in Mapleton, Utah, Utah
Death: 04 May 1966 in Magna ,Salt Lake, Utah
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery in 
        Springville, Utah, Utah

Relation to Me: My 5th Cousin, 6x Removed

Parents: John Mendenhall (1847-1920) & 
          Eliza Rebecca Tew (1857-1953)

1. Marian (1880-1965)
2. John William (1881-1971)
3. Thomas Tew (1883-1976)
4. Jesse (1884-1922)
5. Sarah Rebecca (1885-1936)
6. Joseph (1887-1966)
7. Byron (1889-1975)
8. Deseret "Retta" (1890-1971)
9. Harvey Henry (1896-1971)
10. Wells Barney (1901-1991)

Marriage: 05 May 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Aaron married Senate Jane Johnson (1897-1965)-- daughter of Milas Edgar Johnson & Hannah Eliza Rowley.

Aaron and Senate had 6 Children:
1. Hannah Bee (1921-1982)
2. Gwendlyn (1924- ?)
3. Aaron Bruce Jr. (1925-2010) (Mendenhall #23- below)
4. Lorraine (1929-?)
5. Janice (1932-?)
6. Dawna Gay (1935-1955)
      (Read more about the tragic death of Dawna Here)

Residence(s) & Occupation(s):

~1900 (22 Jun) (age 6): Mapleton, Utah, Utah
Son; Living with Parents and Siblings

~1910 (age 17): Mapleton, Utah, Utah
Farmer; Living with Parents and Siblings

~1917 (30 May) (age 23): Utah County, Utah
Medium Height, Medium Build, Light Blue Eyes & Black Hair
Minister of Gospel- Church of Jesus Christ, LDS
Military: WWI Registration

~1920 (12 Feb) (age 26): Mapleton, Utah, Utah
Farmer; Living with Parents and Siblings

~1930 (09 Apr) (age 36): Mapleton, Utah, Utah
Mail Carrier for US mail; Living with Wife and 4 Children

~1940 (03 Apr) (age 46): Mapleton, Utah, Utah
Owns Home; Salesman; Living with Family


Mendenhall #4: Aaron Bruce Mendenhall Jr. (1925-2010)

Birth: 07 Sep 1925 in Price, Carbon, Utah 
Death: 01 Oct 2010 in Verdi, Washoe, Nevada
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery
        in Springville, Utah, Utah

Relation to Me: My 6th Cousin, 5x Removed

Parents: Aaron Bruce Mendenhall (Mentioned above, #22) &
         Senate Jane Johnson (1897-1965)

1.Hannah Bee (1921-1982)
2. Gwendlyn (1924-?)
3. Lorraine (1929-?)
4. Janice (1932-?)
5. Dawna Gay (1935-1955)

Marriage: 1952 in Salt Lake City @ Salt Lake Temple
Aaron married Phyllis Nixon.

Aaron and Phyllis had 3 Daughters.

Residence(s) & Occupation(s):

~1930 (09 Apr) (age 4): Mapleton, Utah, Utah
Son; Living with Parents and Siblings

~1940 (03 Apr) (age 14): Mapleton, Utah, Utah
Son; Living with Parents and Siblings

~1943 (age 18): Graduation from Springville High School 
                     in Springville, Utah

~1945 (27 Jul) (age 19): Fort Douglas, Utah
WWII Army Enlistment

~1953 (age 28): Graduation from Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Science Degree

~1979 (age 54): Earned Silver Beaver Scouting Award

~2005 (age 80): Honored with Mayors Award in Humanities


Aaron Bruce Mendenhall Jr. died October 1, 2010.
He was born September 7, 1925 to Aaron Bruce and Senate Jane Johnson Mendenhall in Price, Utah but lived his whole life in Mapleton.

He graduated from Springville High School in 1943.

Bruce served his country in Europe in the Air Force during WW II then completed a mission in the Eastern States for the LDS Church.

He married Phyllis Nixon in the Salt Lake Temple in 1952 and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from BYU in 1953.

He held many leadership positions in the church but his favorite calling was in the Boy Scout program where he earned the Silver Beaver Scouting Award in 1979.

Bruce loved to take his grandchildren and other people into the mountains and teach them to identify the flowers, plants, trees, insects and birds. He was always at home in the mountains; he climbed peaks in the Tetons (his favorite) as well as major mountains throughout the western states.

He was always interested in history and was honored with the 2005 Mayors Award in the Humanities. Being especially interested in Mapleton's history, he was instrumental in establishing the Mapleton Historical Society and acted for many years as curator of the Mapleton Pioneer Museum.

He is survived by his wife Phyllis and three daughters and spouses: Melanie and Evan Roundy, Heidi and Brad Brinkerhoff and Korin and Bryson Hapairai; 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and sisters, Gwen Mehr, Lorraine DeYoung, and Janice Hastings.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Bee Jensen and Dawna Cluff and a granddaughter, Alyssa Roundy.

A viewing will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 6 to 8 pm at Wheeler Mortuary in Springville, and the funeral will be Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 12 noon, preceded by a viewing at 10:30 am at the Mapleton North Stake Center located at 475 North 1600 West, Mapleton, Utah.

Internment at Springville Evergreen Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Max for five years of kind and considerate care.

Wheeler Mortuary

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