George William Larkin

19 Oct 1911 - 25 Sep 1995

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George William Larkin

19 Oct 1911 - 25 Sep 1995
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Told by Harriet Larkin Jones (George’s older sister): Before Grandmother died and Harriet was watching the children, George got lost and Harriet looked all over for him and could not find him. She looked all the way to Grandmother’s place, which was about two miles away and she still could not f
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George William Larkin

Casado(a): 9 Mar 1938

Smithfield City Cemetery

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

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Our Eternal Family - George Eugene, Glenn Noble, Lyle Noble, Joann, Janet

Jane Little

April 8, 2012


March 26, 2012

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Colaborador: Jane Little Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Told by Harriet Larkin Jones (George’s older sister): Before Grandmother died and Harriet was watching the children, George got lost and Harriet looked all over for him and could not find him. She looked all the way to Grandmother’s place, which was about two miles away and she still could not find him. Being really worried she started to cry and then she started to pray for help. When she came to the corral, she was prompted to go inside and so she did. George was sound asleep on a gunny sack inside. ~~ Told by George William Larkin: When I was eight or ten years old, I was stricken with a severe attack of appendicitis. Harriet would put hot packs on my side. My folks didn’t know much about this condition, so they called the doctor. He diagnosed the illness and told my father that I would have to be operated. However, my father didn’t have much faith in doctors or operations. Father felt that there was a greater physician than man. I was too sick to be moved but the doctor did leave some pills. When Father returned from the fields one day, he told Harriet to lay down. However, Harriet could not sleep and she came out to check and make sure I was alright and had taken the medicine. Father was discussed and said, “You don’t even trust me.” Harriet started to cry and went back to bed as she was so worried. Every night and morning Father would call the family together around my bed and have family prayer. He asked the Lord to heal me of this terrible illness. This same thing was repeated for several days and every day the doctor would check me to see how I was and would advise my father that I needed an operation. Father kept putting the doctor off in making a decision. “We will wait and pray that the Lord will heal him”, he said. One night the doctor warned my Father that something needed to be done for me because my appendix had broken, infection was scattering all through my body and I might die. Finally Dad said, “If George isn’t any better in the morning, then the operation can be performed.” That night the family knelt around my bed again and exercised all the faith they had and asked God to heal me of my illness. My Father had fasted all day and during the time of praying Father asked the Lord’s blessing to be upon me and make me well. The following morning, the doctor came early to prepare me for the operation. He checked me very carefully and looked at Father. He threw back the covers and continued to go over me again. A third time he went over me. He looked at my father and said, “there has been a miracle performed here. The boy is much better. He need not be operated.” Nature had formed a way for it to drain. The family was filled to overflowing with thankfulness to our Heavenly Father for answering their prayers in behalf of me. This has always been a testimony to me that there is power in the priesthood and that the Lord does hear and answer prayers. ▼●▼

TITHING BLESSINGS by Bernice Noble Larkin (A talk given in church.)

Colaborador: Jane Little Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Throughout my life I have had many faith promoting experiences given to guide and help me in my life. Brother Weiner asked me to relate blessings George and I have received by the paying of tithing. As most of you know, George and I have sent three sons into the mission field. Through these missions, we have received many tests of our faith as well as many blessings. Eugene, our oldest, was the first to go to the mission field. Glenn, our second son, went next. Before Glenn came home, our youngest son, Lyle, was called to the Tongan Mission. Lyle left for his mission two months before Glenn was released from his mission. George was working in the Grade A Plant of Cache Valley Dairy and also running our farm. It took the income from both the job and the farm to pay our obligations, finance the missions of our sons, and keep JoAnn, our oldest daughter, in LDS Business College in Salt Lake and supply her with sufficient money to pay the rent of an apartment, as her board and provide her with clothes and school expenses and also provide for the rest of our family. While at work one day, George was told that the Cache Valley Dairy was phasing out the Grade A Plant of its factory. This would do away with George’s job. It was in the fall of the year and time for us to settle the remainder of our tithing, pay our taxes and other obligations. We wondered what to do with the little money we had. We knew we had to send our missionaries their money, pay our obligations, plus taxes and send JoAnn the money needed for her schooling. We decided to fast and pray which we had done so many times before. The answer came for us to pay our tithing, as it was our first obligation. The scripture found in Malachi 3:10 kept going through our heads, which says, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” George and I had always paid our tithing. We decided to test the Lord in his promise. It seemed like an eternity as one day after another went by. Then one day George received a phone call from Hazen Hillyard, a Smithfield City Councilman, telling him that the city needed a reliable man to work for them. They had heard of his being laid off at Cache Valley Dairy. This was the answer to our prayers and the blessing of paying our tithing. It wasn’t too long after that George’s foreman at the Cache Valley Dairy called and offered George a job at higher pay at the cheese plant part of the dairy, a job he held until he retired. To make a long story short, we were able to keep our missionaries in the mission field, pay our obligations and keep JoAnn in business college. This has always been a testimony to us of blessings of tithe paying. I thank God for his blessings to us and ours and I say this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. »♦«

BERNICE NOBLE LARKIN (Life Sketch for Funeral), written & given by Janet Larkin Grunig & JoAnn Larkin Starks, her daughters, in 1995.

Colaborador: Jane Little Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Bernice Noble Larkin was born August 2, 1909, at her parents’ home in Smithfield, Utah. Her parents are Ira Elias Noble, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Mather. She was the eighth child in a family of nine. They are Elias, Eugene (who died in infancy), Rachel, Lucille, Lorin, Melvin, Bessie, our Mother, Bernice; and Reynold. In her home she was taught the gospel by precept as well as example. As a child she was pleased to be one of the fastest runners of her age group. However, running fast wasn’t always enough when the first automobiles came to Smithfield. This meant she and her friends had to share the road with the automobiles. One day while playing with her friends in the road, a car approached and her friends and sister, Bessie, split; some going to each side of the road. She could not decide where she wanted to be and dashed back and forth across the road. The car hit her and knocked her to the ground. She was not physically hurt, just her pride. In her home, she was taught to work hard. She milked cows and thinned and topped beets faster than her brothers. Her mother also taught her the art of being a homemaker. She enjoyed many of these skills at trousseau teas with her friends. Mother attended school in Smithfield and graduated from Seminary and North Cache High School in Richmond, Utah, where she was a straight “A’ student. Our Mother had a great love of music. This she learned from her Father. She could not understand what life would be like without music. She sang with the Gala Glee Club; as well as with her sister, Bessie. They performed at many civic and Church functions, including the Pocatello Centennial Celebration. She was introduced to our Father by a friend, Pauline Fuller. Dad invited her to go to a movie on a blind date. However, he had just returned from herding sheep and was very tired. When the movie started and the lights went out, Dad fell asleep. Mom did not wake him because she knew that he was really tired. In later years, Mom & Dad laughed many times about their first date. As Mom & Dad dated, Dad learned of Mother’s love for music. The first gift that Dad gave to our Mother was a piece of sheet music. It was a love song (You’re Just A Flower From An Old Bouquet). Their friendship grew and when Dad’s mission call came to the North Central States Mission, she encouraged him to go and promised to wait for him. Our Mother and her sister, Bessie, traveled to Snowville, Utah, and sang at Dad’s farewell for his mission. Upon Dad’s return from serving a successful mission, they became engaged and purchased a small home and property preparing for marriage. They were married in the Logan LDS Temple on March 9, 1938. They were blessed with five children; Eugene, Glenn, Lyle, JoAnn and Janet. Mother was totally devoted to her husband. Whenever Dad was going to work in the fields, she would ask where he was going and when he would be back. If he did not return promptly, she would walk to the north corner of our block and watch and listen for the tractor. We have also made many trips to the fields to confirm that Dad was okay. This devotion continued throughout their married life. Her thoughts and concerns where always with Dad and his well being. Their love is eternal!! Her devotion to her family was also shown continually. She raised chickens and sold eggs to provide extra money for our family. The egg money was used to provide Christmas, Easter, medical and dental care, clothing and many other extra things. This egg money also helped in supporting her three sons on their missions. Our parents utilized their income wisely and encouraged their children to get an education. Our Mother taught us to serve others by example. We watched as she helped care for her mother in her later years. She served faithfully in the Church as a visiting teacher. She was a companion to our Dad as a home teacher, and they also served as Temple Endowment Missionaries for several years. Her love for music was shared with others through her Church calling as chorister of numerous Church organizations beginning in her youth. It’s been said that the Relief Society baton should be buried with our Mother because she conducted Relief Society music for so many, many, years. Mother was completely honest and had impeccable integrity. One of her sons picked up a toy on the way home from school one day and she turned him around and made him take it back immediately. Another son remembers being given a stolen Easter basket by a friend from the SOS Drug. When our Mother learned the circumstances of where the basket came from, he returned the basket to the store. Mother had no tolerance for dishonesty. Our Mother was a hard worker and sacrificed much for her family. She would not go to bed Saturday night until the home was clean and prepared for the Sabbath. Eugene remembers being really tired and not being able to sleep himself until Mother had completed her tasks and was able to go to bed. We daughters remember having newly sewn Easter dresses each year and realized as we grew older that our parents sacrificed much of their own temporal needs for us. Our Mother was an excellent cook. This talent was shown by the many wonderful meals and treats that she server in her home. Even when Mom physically could not go to the store to get the things she needed, she made sure she had treats on her grocery list, so she could share with her small grandchildren. On holidays, she even mailed special treats to the grandchildren who lived out-of-state. Some of the other things that Mother enjoyed were: flowers (especially buttercups and cowslips in the mountains and roses), fresh garden fruits and vegetables grown by Dad, family picnics, ice cream, homemade candy, potato salad, hugs and kisses, holidays with her family, and singing as she did her work. In fact when I was young, Mother would sing out in the yard. My friends would say, “Gee your Mother sings all the time.” I felt uncomfortable about it until I talked to Mother. I told Mother what my friends had said and she looked me in the eye and said, “You tell your friends, your mother sings because she is happy.” It was also important to our mother to have just the right birthday card for each family member’s birthday. Mother also felt strongly about actively participating in Church classes. Mother has a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that she bore often. She had a testimony of tithing, fasting , prayer, priesthood power, and temple work. But most of all she had a testimony of Our Savior Jesus Christ and eternal life. One of her favorite hymns is “I Believe In Christ.” Mother returned to her Heavenly Father, parents and family on June 6, 1995. We want to thank you Mother for the life, example and the love that you shared with us. It is our prayer that we as a family will live worthy to be united under the sealing powers of the priesthood eternally!! ♦♦♦ Note: The following was not included in the funeral but was an experience shared with the siblings… “Our Mother stood up for her children". On Eugene’s first night at work for Del Monte canning beans in Franklin, Idaho, he was wearing work boots. He jumped backward off a platform onto some wooden crates and thought he had just sprained his ankle, but came home from work in a lot of pain in his leg and ankle. Mother called the nurse in charge the night of the accident the following day and reported the accident. The nurse told mother she thought it was just a sprain. Mother replied, "If he were my son, I would have it x-rayed." The nurse replied "He is your son, isn't he?" to which mother replied, "yes!" The nurse then gave permission for Dr. Edwin Budge to x-ray Eugene’s leg in which they found a cracked tibia and a sprained ankle. They put it in cast until it was healed. Eugene had a hard time getting over this accident but was grateful to a loving Mother who stood up for him and got him the medical care he needed.” ♥♥♥

Life timeline of George William Larkin

George William Larkin was born on 19 Oct 1911
George William Larkin was 9 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
George William Larkin was 19 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.
George William Larkin was 34 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
George William Larkin was 46 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
George William Larkin was 58 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
George William Larkin was 61 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
George William Larkin was 70 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
George William Larkin died on 25 Sep 1995 at the age of 83
Grave record for George William Larkin (19 Oct 1911 - 25 Sep 1995), BillionGraves Record 899506 Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States