David Wesley Egbert

19 Feb 1923 - 17 Sep 2003

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David Wesley Egbert

19 Feb 1923 - 17 Sep 2003
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I, David Wesley Egbert, was born February 19, 1923 in Logan, Cache County, Utah to Samuel Roy Egbert and Margaret Morrell Egbert. My father was employed as a professor at Utah State University in Logan where he taught math and also metal work in the Industrial Arts Department. I was the next to the
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David Wesley Egbert

Casado(a): 19 Jul 1950

Smithfield City Cemetery

376-424 E Center St
Smithfield, Cache, Utah
United States

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Our Children Stephen David Carol Ann Martin William John Morrell James Scott


April 4, 2012


April 1, 2012

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David Wesley Egbert - from the book "Pioneer Ancestors"

Colaborador: blmoseley Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

I, David Wesley Egbert, was born February 19, 1923 in Logan, Cache County, Utah to Samuel Roy Egbert and Margaret Morrell Egbert. My father was employed as a professor at Utah State University in Logan where he taught math and also metal work in the Industrial Arts Department. I was the next to the youngest in a family of six children: Margaret, Gordon, Ann, Carol, David and Joyce. Our father served as a counselor in the Logan Night Ward Bishopric for nineteen years. (The Bishop was Leslie Thomas Perry.) Our mother was a wonderful homemaker and cook. We were taught by example to be honest, loyal, dependable, hard working and to love one another. The doors of our home were always open to family and friends. At an early age I delivered newspapers and milk. During my teenage years I worked during the summers as a house painter, railroad track laborer in Nevada, construction worker, army supply depot truck driver and a cherry orchard boss. My interest in school and church sports included football, basketball, volley ball and wrestling. (David's ward volleyball team won the all church tournament in the 1940's, David was 6'4" tall and was on the Utah State Football Team for a season in the early part of WW2). My experiences in camping and hiking in the mountains were filled with adventure. During World War II, at age 19, I enlisted in the U.S. Naval Air Corp. My military assignments took me to (St. Mary's College pre-flight, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Susanville) California, (Corpus Christi) Texas and (Jacksonville) Florida. After receiving my commission and Navy wings I was assigned to a B-26 Marauder medium bomber. One of my responsibilities was towing targets for other Navy airplanes and ships to do their target practice. After I returned home from service in the U.S. Navy, in December 1945, I accepted a call from my church at the age of 23 to serve as a missionary in the British Mission. The mission began in September 1946. My assignment was to Sheffield, England as a supervising elder and later as the District President. This was a time when missionaries were returning to England after a seven-year absence due to the war. (David's residence address for his full mission was 8 Cawston Road, Sheffield, England). The sacrifices made by my pioneer ancestors have been an important influence on my life. Their faith and devotion to the church caused them to seek freedom in a far away land. This example has helped me in developing my testimony concerning the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. David Wesley Egbert Bountiful, Utah July 19, 2000 The above is from the book "Pioneer Ancestors of David Wesley Egbert and Marva Lucinda Hillyard" complied by Martin W. Egbert in commemoration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, July 19, 2000. Martin provides the below additional historical information. David Wesley Egbert and Marva Lucinda Hillyard both graduated from Utah State University and were married on July 19, 1950 in the Logan Utah Temple. David and Marva moved to California where David went to graduate school in Marketing at the University of California, Berkley. There he was recruited to join the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a special agent. After training at Quantico, Virginia; David's first assignment was in the Chicago, Illinois FBI Office and then to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In Pittsburgh, David served as the Pittsburgh Branch President and in the District Presidency of the church. Their children; Stephen was born in Chicago and Martin and Carol Ann were born in Pittsburgh. In 1959, David left the FBI and became the Superintendent of Security for U.S. Steel Corporation's Gary Indiana Steel Mill. During his time of service with U.S. Steel, the Gary Steel Mill was the largest steel mill in the world and had up to 60,000 employees. David supervised 200 employees in the security and fire departments of the plant. David and Marva and family lived in Park Forest, Illinois until their home at 171 Constance Lane was completed in Chicago Heights. While there David was the Bishop of the Chicago Heights Ward as well as a high councilor in the Chicago South Stake. Their children John and Jim were born in Chicago Heights. In 1973, David became the head of security for the Motorola Corporation with Headquarters in Franklin Park, Illinois. They moved their family to Naperville Illinois and lived at 1520 Warbler Lane and then later at 1208 Gartner Road. David later became the head of security for the R.R. Donnelly Printing company with headquarters at the Lakeside Press a bit east of McCormick Place in Chicago. After retirement, David did security consulting for a few years in Chicago. In 1992, they moved to Provo, Utah while a home was being built at 578 Oakview, Bountiful, Utah. David and Marva served in the Chicago Temple after it opened in 1985 and then in the Bountiful, Utah Temple after it was opened. David contracted ALS in 2001 and died September 17, 2003 in Bountiful, Utah. He is buried in the Smithfield, Cache County, Utah Cemetery.

Life timeline of David Wesley Egbert

David Wesley Egbert was born on 19 Feb 1923
David Wesley Egbert was 8 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
David Wesley Egbert was 18 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state that controlled nearly all aspects of life via the Gleichschaltung legal process. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich from 1943 to 1945. Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
David Wesley Egbert was 30 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
David Wesley Egbert was 41 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
David Wesley Egbert was 54 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
David Wesley Egbert was 57 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.
David Wesley Egbert was 71 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
David Wesley Egbert died on 17 Sep 2003 at the age of 80
Grave record for David Wesley Egbert (19 Feb 1923 - 17 Sep 2003), BillionGraves Record 887350 Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States