Morris D Brough

1 Feb 1929 - 11 Apr 2016

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Morris D Brough

1 Feb 1929 - 11 Apr 2016
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Morris DeMont Brough, my grandfather, passed away at his home in Smithfield on Monday, April 11th. He was 87. Morris was born in Lyman, Wyoming on Feb. 1, 1929, to Thomas James and Julia Slagowski Brough. When Morris was due, his father went to Lyman with his team and sled for the doctor. Before the
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Morris D Brough


Smithfield City Cemetery

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


July 21, 2017


July 21, 2017

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Memories of my grandfather by Kent Dee Hansen

Colaborador: Kjohnson Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Morris DeMont Brough, my grandfather, passed away at his home in Smithfield on Monday, April 11th. He was 87. Morris was born in Lyman, Wyoming on Feb. 1, 1929, to Thomas James and Julia Slagowski Brough. When Morris was due, his father went to Lyman with his team and sled for the doctor. Before they returned, he was born with the help of his sister, Dessa. He was the 10th of 11 children. Morris grew up in Lyman, helping his father on the Wyoming State Experimental Farm, Cottonwood Corrals, and the Flat. As a 5th grader in 1939, he developed Rheumatic fever. Then, in the summer of 1940, while building fences on the tick-infested Flat, he developed Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. It was decided that to recover he would go to Arizona to live with Arlene and Lenore through the winter. After his health improved, he returned to Lyman where he continued working with his family and where he graduated from Lyman High School—lettering in basketball, track, boxing, and wrestling. He also spent many hours riding southwest Wyoming on his horse, Peanuts. During the Korean War, Morris served in the Air Force as ACFC gunner on B-29’s and was stationed in Tucson, Arizona and Salina, Kansas. He was honorably discharged at a rank equivalent to a staff sergeant. At the conclusion of his service, Morris met his wife-to-be, Virginia Ann Thackeray, who rented a room at his mother’s home in Salt Lake City. Morris and Virginia were married June 7, 1954, in the Salt Lake City Temple by Elder LeGrande Richards. Morris and Virginia first lived in Salt Lake City and Morris worked at Slim Olsen Service Station in Bountiful—one of many jobs Morris spoke fondly of for years and was proud to have worked. In fact, Morris enjoyed many jobs throughout his life and can be remembered as a jack of all trades; including, jobs as a teacher of math, trigonometry, and industrial arts; a school principal, bus driver, and coach of various sports; manager of a hardware store, salesman, and foreman of the Physical Facilities Plant at Utah State University. Many jobs also meant many moves. After living in Bountiful. Morris and Virginia bought a home in River Heights, Utah and Morris attended and graduated from the Utah State Agricultural College with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts & Education. Morris’s teaching jobs took his family to Carlin, Nevada; back to River Heights, Utah, then to Farson, Wyoming, and finally to Lakeview, Oregon. After teaching, Morris moved his family to Sequim, Washington for 5 years before moving to Preston, Idaho and finally settling in Smithfield, Utah. Along the way, Morris and Virginia were blessed with six children: Julia Ann, Morris Mark, who lived only a few hours, Brenda Jean, Sandra Dawn, Lana Eileen, and Michael De. Morris was a life long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a young man, his parents hosted many LDS church leaders at their home. Morris served in various church callings; including, group and quorum leadership, high council, clerk, and also as a temple worker. Morris also had many hobbies. He loved to hunt and fish. He loved to do leatherwork, painting, ceramics, woodwork, and coin collecting. He also kept himself busy with gardening and yard work and he particularly loved Roses and Irises. I remember well the ponds he built in his backyard. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, and American Legion. Morris was also into family history work and was proud of his ancestry. He loved family reunions—dancing and spending time with his siblings. Throughout his life, he maintained a close relationship with his siblings—especially Ursel and Warren. He had good friends and even the Dialyses center staff became like family to him. Morris received a heart transplant in 1989 and made good use of it. In fact, he became somewhat of a celebrity at the VA hospital because of how long he lived after his heart transplant. Indeed, Morris lived a full life. Morris was very independent and had a very good memory. He was engaging in conversation and always had great stories to tell. In fact, my favorite memories of Grandpa Brough were spending Sunday evenings in his home filled with conversation, family, and fun. Thank you, Morris, for the legacy and the memories, we will miss you, until we meet again. Written by Kent Dee Hansen-Son of Lana Brough Hansen

Life timeline of Morris D Brough

Morris D Brough was born on 1 Feb 1929
Morris D Brough was 11 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Morris D Brough was 11 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
Morris D Brough was 29 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.
Morris D Brough was 36 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Morris D Brough was 50 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.
Morris D Brough was 57 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.
Morris D Brough was 70 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.
Morris D Brough was 73 years old when The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated suicide attacks killing 2,996 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Additional people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks.
Morris D Brough died on 11 Apr 2016 at the age of 87
Grave record for Morris D Brough (1 Feb 1929 - 11 Apr 2016), BillionGraves Record 23923804 Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States