I am a 75-year old journalist and the other authors are family. We particularly enjoy the old family stories. That is what this blog is about--preserving the past of our family including those who have gone ahead into the "great beyond" and left us with a rich heritage to share. To paraphrase author, David McCullough, some of these stories are even true.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Dad's Cousin--Aunt Olena Blackham was Grandma Trauntvein's Sister
Jack R Blackham died September 24, 2011 of a lingering illness. He was born November 4th,1925 in Clear Creek, Utah to Olena Elizabeth Rostron and John Rostron Blackham.
He served in World War II in Austria, Germany, & France. He escaped death twice while there. Jack worked in the coal mine in Kenilworth, Utah. He married Elna Christensen in Elko, NV. and their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.
He served faithfully in many positions in the LDS Church including Ward Clerk for 32 years.
He is survived by his wife Elna, 2 sons, Earl (Annie) Blackham, Kemmerer, WY, Darrell (Penny) Blackham, Provo and his daughter Jane Blackham, Provo. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren,16 great-grandchildren and many step-grand and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Doyl Blackham, sister Betty Buterfield, and sister Urilda Jean Potts, and his older sister was still born.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Geneva Heights Stake Center 546 North 500 West, Orem. Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State Street, Orem and also 9:45 to 10:45 prior to the services at the ward chapel. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery with military rites provided by VFW District #4. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sundbergolpinmortuary.com