Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup

13 Jul 1941 - 20 Feb 2007

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Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup

13 Jul 1941 - 20 Feb 2007
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Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT) - February 25, 2007 Deceased Name: Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup UT United States Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup 1941 ~ 2007 Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007. He is now reunited with his wife, Toni who passed away in 2001. Mer
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Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup

Casado(a): 14 May 1965

Mount Olive Cemetery

Shamblin Rd
Coker, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
United States


September 3, 2013


August 17, 2013

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Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup obituary

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Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT) - February 25, 2007 Deceased Name: Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup UT United States Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup 1941 ~ 2007 Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007. He is now reunited with his wife, Toni who passed away in 2001. Merriel was dearly loved, and will be deeply missed. Merriel was born July 13, 1941, the son of John Dewsnup and Bessie Mitchell. England is where he served his LDS mission. He married Antionette (Toni) Young May 14, 1965 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Also, he graduated from the University of Utah. He worked for several companies utilizing his talents and skills in the area of computer technology. He was last employed by the LDS church in the Facility Management Group. Merriel served in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and loved his work there. He recently certified as a Professional Genealogist and spent much of his spare time researching family history. He served in many callings in his ward including clerk, high priest group leader and teacher, but he always felt his most important callings were that of son, husband, father and grandpa. Survived by his mother, Bessie Cates (Ralph), St. George, UT; three children and 10 grandchildren: Janeal (Bryan) Irving, Ben, Josalyn, Jacob, Jenna, and Bradley, Alpine, UT; Denise (Steve) Reid, Kevin and Brandon, Clearfield, UT; Ryan (Jennifer) Dewsnup, Sharreen, Megan and Brayden, Eagle Mountain, UT; two brothers: Jerry (Deanna), Sandy, UT; and Lawrence (Alecia) Dewsnup, Las Vegas, NV. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 26, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grandview 3rd Ward, 2851 South 2000 East. A viewing will be held on Sun. evening, February 25, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East and from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup was born on 13 Jul 1941
Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup was 12 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.
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Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup was 28 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.
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Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup was 37 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
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Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup was 45 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
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Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup was 58 years old when Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and car bombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
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Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup died on 20 Feb 2007 at the age of 65
Grave record for Merriel Cleveland Dewsnup (13 Jul 1941 - 20 Feb 2007), BillionGraves Record 4976912 Coker, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States