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Eldon Roberts[1, 2]

Male 1922 - 2006  (84 years)


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  • Name Eldon Roberts 
    Born 14 Jun 1922  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 28 Dec 1942 to 31 Dec 1945 
    Died 20 Aug 2006  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 23 Aug 2006  American Fork City Cemetery, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40074  default
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2010 

    Father William Roberts,   b. 19 Jan 1879, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1942, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Emily Davies,   b. 2 Oct 1883, Lehi, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1969, Orem, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1900  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Lee,   b. 24 Aug 1924, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 2007, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1942  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F14073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    50th Anniversary Photo [1992]
    50th Anniversary Photo [1992]
    50th Anniversary photo of Eldon Roberts and Catherine LEE Roberts. Photo in possession of and scanned by Wendy Roberts
    Eldon Roberts and Catherine Lee [photo, 1943]
    Eldon Roberts and Catherine Lee [photo, 1943]
    1943 photos of Eldon Roberts and Catherine LEE Roberts. Photo in possession of and scanned by Wendy Roberts

  • Notes 
    • MILITARY: Veteran of World War II

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Photos - 005132, 005133

    2. [S693] Personal Research & Library, Wendy Roberts, Roberts, Wendy, ([email] frog_addict # hotmail.com).

    3. [S290] International Genealogical Index - LDS Church Membership Record, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Copyright 1980, 2002, 2006 The original records cannot be sent to family history centers. The records of members who died before 1988 can be viewed at the Family History Library. These records cannot be photocopied. Information for members who died after 1988 is available only on the Internet version of the IGI. Married women may be indexed under their maiden or married surnames.) (Reliability: 3).
      Eldon Roberts
      b. 14 Jun 1922 American Fork
      d. 20 Aug 2006
      bap 20 Jun 1930
      end 28 Oct 1942 SLAKE
      parents: William Roberts & Emily Davies
      md Catherine Lee
      [research by Chad G. Nichols]

    4. [S695] Daily Herald, (Provo, Utah [online] www.heraldextra.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Eldon Roberts
      Our beloved husband and father, Eldon Roberts, died in his sleep Sunday afternoon August 20,2006 at the age of 84.
      He was born June 14, 1922 in American Fork, the 10th of eleven children to William & Emily Roberts. As a child of the depression, Eldon learned how to work hard with his family on their sheep ranch. He graduated from AF High in 1940, attended USU for a year and then married his high school sweetheart Catherine Lee on Oct 28, 1942 in the Salt Lake Temple. Two months later, he was called into the service to defend our country with the 670th Airborne Division during World War II. He spent three years in the South Pacific Theatre. Upon returning home, he was employed with Geneva Steel and retired after 38 years of service. He built the couple's first home in American Fork. Soon he was a father of two children, Larry Eldon and Connie Lee. He enjoyed working with the scouts, boating and traveling with his family. An avid gardener, his beautiful yard always had the first green lawn and the first flowers to bloom in the spring.
      He is survived by his beloved wife Catherine, his brother Kenneth and children Larry (Becky) and Connie. He has 5 grandsons and six great-grandchildren. Eldon was well loved and will be missed by us all. He was predeceased by his mother and father; 9 brothers and sisters.
      A viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday August 23, 2006 at Anderson & Sons Mortuary in American Fork. Graveside services will be held following the viewing at the American Fork Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be sent to andersonmortuary.com.
      [Published in the Daily Herald 22 Aug 2006, research by Wendy Roberts]

    5. [S184] Western States Marriage Record Index, BYU-Idaho Family History Center, 240A McKay Library, 525 S Center, Rexburg, Idaho 83460-0405, (Rexburg, ID : BYU-Idaho Archives [2004--], available online at abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/sea), VOL 4, PG 44 (Reliability: 3).
      ID 277687; Lists "William Roberts" married "Emily Davis" 14 Oct 1900 at American Fork, Utah, Utah; recorded at Utah County, Utah

    6. [S693] Personal Research & Library, Wendy Roberts, Roberts, Wendy, ([email] frog_addict # hotmail.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Eldon and Katherine were the epic people who live quietly next door. Eldon fought in WWII - he was drafted and fought his way from Australia to Japan over the course of three years. You'd never peg him as the military type. He was very friendly and loved to visit and joke around. He liked nice cars and a perfect lawn. Although his farm work interrupted school a lot in his youth, he was a very bright and creative person with a great work ethic. He worked for Geneva for many years. He was absolutely enamored with Catherine. He would have made a horrible widower - it's actually a blessing he died shortly after she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Catherine was that perfect Mom we all wish we could be... You know, the one with everything neatly tucked away in perfect order - able to serve three hot meals a day for years, all while working a job during the time the kids were at school... Never cross, always neatly made up. Perfect hostess... Birthday cards were NEVER late! No bad habits at all! She was basically superwoman. They took joy in the simple things in life and lived frugally and wisely.