Arval Park Gordon

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Arval Park Gordon (1924 – 2006) &
Ruth Garfield (1828 – 2006) &
Barbara Brierley

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Arval Park Gordon

  1. 1. Arval Park Gordon (1924 – 2006) & Ruth Garfield (1828 – 2006) & Barbara Brierley Arval Park Gordon Born: 6 June 1924 Cornish, Cache Co., Utah. Died: 9 Aug 2006 American Fork, Utah Burial: 11 Aug 2006 Draper, Utah Married: 9 Sept 1946 Salt Lake City, Utah (Divorced) Ruth Garfiedld Born: 18 June 1928 Murray, Utah Died: 29 Dec 2006 Sandy, Utah Married: 2 Jan 1979 Salt Lake City, Utah Barbara Brierley Born: 3 Feb 1933 Salt Lake City, Utah ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MY STORY BY ARVAL PARK GORDON I was born, June, 6 1924, to Samuel Arthur and Harriet Louisa Meikle Gordon at Cornish, Cache County, Utah. Sister Ethyl and Mother holding Arval Cornish, Utah – About 1924/25 ------
  2. 2. My earliest recollection was living in a log house in Manderfield, Utah. I really don't remember much at this time except the house. Then our family moved to Salt Lake City, Carson Court, one half block west of State Street on 6th South. I cannot remember how long we lived here, but at this time my father came home to stay with us. I remember cutting my tongue with a pair of scissors. Then our family moved to 3372 South 11th East in Salt Lake Co. At this home I can remember more, here I spent most of my youth. Father built chicken coups and we had chicken and egg business. I use to go with my Father to sell his eggs and whatever else he had to sell.. I remember going to Uncle Harvey's store. We had good visits there. Also Dad would visit with Uncle Will. These were my Father's brothers. My Father passed away in his sleep after quite an illness. He passed away at our home on 18 Jan. 1938. Of my Father I can say he taught me many lessons for which I have always been thankful. I must have been pretty special to him as I look back. I was always with him doing whatever he did, and he took me without a moment’s hesitation. I repeated my Father and his passing was a great loss to me. I was 14 when my Father died. Then I remember my Mother and I lived alone. My Mother was the most patient and kind person I have ever known. Mother had been confined to a wheelchair the last years of her life. She died 8 Mar. 1943, at my brother Jim's home in Draper. I enlisted in the Navy 19 Nov. 1942. I went to Farragut, Idaho for boot training and to Mare Island in California for more training. I trained in the hospital corp. Then I was attached to a hospital unit and we left for overseas, Thanksgiving Day Nov. 1943.
  3. 3. While I was stationed at Mare Island I, at one time, met my Bro. Vernon (who at this time was in the service to). We spent the day together, not knowing this would be the last time I would see him in this life. He was also shipped over seas and was killed on Bougainville (near New Guinea) 23 Fob 1944. I was sent to New Guinea. I left the hospital and went to sea the spring of 194!}.. I was part of a crew of 10 men and two Doctor's. We made up a hospital who's job it was to evacuate the wounded from the invasions of the moves up thru the Islands. I was in the Phillipine Islands April and May 1945. Then we made the invasions of Barnieo, I was sent back to the United States Oct 1945. I was discharged 9 Nov 1945. I returned to Draper, Utah and lived with my Bro. James and family. I worked at the Draper Poultry Plant. At this time I bought, from my Brother Vern’s wife, Rayola; their home in Draper. During; this year I met and fell in love with Ruth Garfield of Draper, Utah. We moved into our little home and started in the chicken business. I also worked at other jobs. It was one this property that my wife Ruth and I built our home. All we hired done was the brick work and the plaster work. We loved and enjoyed this home. I also worked at the Fitlrol Corp for 11 years. Then we sold this home and moved to Wendell Idaho. There we had an eighty acre farm and also another forty acre place. We farmed and had a dairy herd. But luck was not with us and we sold the farm and moved back to Utah in 1964.
  4. 4. We located in Sandy at 8023 South 830 East. I started-to work for the Jordan School District in July 1965. We have enjoyed living here, all our children have gone to school here and several have graduated from the schools here. Ruth and I have had seven children. Four boys and three girls. They were all born at the old Cottonwood Hospital in Murray, Utah. Arval and Ruth were later divorce. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arval married Barbara Brierley 2 Jan 1979 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
  5. 5. Your tombstone stands neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone. It reaches out to all who care. It is too late to mourn. You did not know that I exist. You died and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our heart contracts and beats a pulse entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled so many years ago. Spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so. I wonder as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew That someday I would find this spot and come to visit you. Author Unknown
  6. 6. Obituary: Arval Park Gordon Published: Thursday, Aug. 10 2006 10:52 a.m. MDT Arval Park Gordon 1924 ~ 2006 Arval Park Gordon, 82 of American Fork, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2006. He was born on June 6, 1924 to Samuel Arthur and Harriet Louise Meikle Gordon in Cornish, Cache County, UT. He married Ruth Garfield September 9, 1946, later divorced. He married Barbara Brierley Maxwell on January 2, 1979 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He honorably served in the Navy for three years during World War II. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as a High Priest in the Sunset Hills 1st Ward and working at the Provo and Mt. Timpanogos Temples for 15 years. He worked for Jordan School District for 21 years, where he was loved by all of the children and his co-workers. He enjoyed fishing, especially trolling. He had a love for golf and enjoyed playing with family and friends. He loved spending time with his family. Arval is survived by his wife, Barbara; children William (Terri) Gordon, West Jordan; Samuel (Sharlia) Gordon, Show Low, AZ; Leslie (Kathy) Gordon, Taylorsville; Danny (Angie) Gordon, Salt Lake City; Christine (Gary) Robinson, Salt Lake City; Linda Stone, Bountiful; Patricia (Larry) Crystal, Bountiful; step-children Ray (Linda) Maxwell, Pleasant Grove; James (Shauna) Maxwell, Tabiona; David (Crystal) Maxwell, North Dakota; Lawrence (Laura) Maxwell, Tabiona; Robert (Gina) Maxwell, Kearns; Cherie (Scott) Carlisle, Afton, WY; Mary Ann (Scott) Hebbert, Myerstown, PA; Michelle (Dave) Smith, Perry, UT; 51 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, nine brothers and sisters, and three grandsons. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 11, 2006 at 11:00 am in the Sunset Hills 1st Ward LDS Chapel, 949 N. 540 W. American Fork. Friends and family may call on Thursday evening from 6-8:00 pm at the Wing Mortuary, 118 E. Main, Lehi, and at the church on Friday, one hour prior to services. Interment, Draper City Cemetery.
  7. 7. Find a grave http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15267382 Arval Park Gordon Birth: Jun. 6, 1924 Death: Aug. 8, 2006 Burial: Draper City Cemetery , Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah Plot: C-14-2 Ruth Garfield Gordon http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17264553 Birth: Jun. 18, 1928 Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Death: Dec. 29, 2006, Sandy, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA

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