Nellie Eldredge1

ID #37421, (1876-1947)

Family: Elroy Barney Wilkins b. 20 Mar 1867, d. 19 Jun 1941

Biography

  • Nellie Eldredge was born on 20 May 1876.1
  • She married Elroy Barney Wilkins s 1892.2,3
  • Nellie stated she gave birth to 7 children, 5 of whom were living in 1910.4
  • Elroy Barney Wilkins and Nellie appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of an unknown place , enumerated 20 Apr 1910, They live on a farm, which they own, free of mortgage.4
  • She died on 30 Dec 1947 at age 71.1
  • She was buried at the Roosevelt Memorial Park in Roosevelt, Utah.1
  • Last Edited: 14 Nov 2016

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Nellie Eldredge Wilkins, created by Bob Rohwedder, added Dec 2007, memorial number 23288012.
  2. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Elroy Barney Wilkins, created by Bob Rohwedder, added Dec 2007, memorial number 23288021.
  3. [S204] Assumption of Researcher.
  4. [S5096] 1910 US Federal Census, Roosevelt, Wasatch County, Utah, digital image ; National Archives micropublication, Elroy Wilkins head of household, roll T624_1610, enumeration district 0203, page 3B.
  5. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Farrell Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913142.
  6. [S5106] 1920 US Federal Census, Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Utah, digital image ; National Archives micropublication, Elroy B Wilkins head of household, roll T625_1862, enumeration district 65, page 2A.

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Elroy Barney Wilkins1

ID #37422, (1867-1941)

Family: Nellie Eldredge b. 20 May 1876, d. 30 Dec 1947

Biography

  • Elroy Barney Wilkins was born on 20 Mar 1867, in Utah.1,2
  • He was a farmer.2
  • He married Nellie Eldredge, daughter of Alma Eldredge and Marinda Margaret Merrill, s 1892.1,3
  • Elroy Barney Wilkins was a butcher.4
  • Elroy Barney Wilkins and Nellie appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of an unknown place , enumerated 20 Apr 1910, They live on a farm, which they own, free of mortgage.2
  • Elroy Barney Wilkins died on 19 Jun 1941 at age 74.1
  • He was buried at the Roosevelt Memorial Park in Roosevelt, Utah.5
  • Last Edited: 14 Nov 2016

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Elroy Barney Wilkins, created by Bob Rohwedder, added Dec 2007, memorial number 23288021.
  2. [S5096] 1910 US Federal Census, Roosevelt, Wasatch County, Utah, digital image ; National Archives micropublication, Elroy Wilkins head of household, roll T624_1610, enumeration district 0203, page 3B.
  3. [S204] Assumption of Researcher.
  4. [S5100] Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1911, online image database transcription, digitized by Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2014 Ancestry.com . (Original publication: Office of Vital Records and Statistics. Department of Health Utah State Archives.).
  5. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Elroy Barney Wilkins, created by Bob Rohwedder, added Dec 2007, memorial number 23288021.
  6. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Farrell Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913142.
  7. [S5106] 1920 US Federal Census, Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Utah, digital image ; National Archives micropublication, Elroy B Wilkins head of household, roll T625_1862, enumeration district 65, page 2A.

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Farrell Wilkins1

ID #37423, (1895-1957)

Family: Gustina Adelade Smith b. 7 Dec 1893, d. 5 Jan 1993

Biography

  • Farrell Wilkins was born on 4 Jun 1895, in Coalville, Utah.1
  • He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census an unknown place , enumerated 20 Apr 1910in the household of his parents Elroy Barney Wilkins and Nellie.2
  • Farrell Wilkins married Gustina Adelade Smith in Mar 1916.3
  • Farrell and his brother were associated with the Cash Meat Market in Roosevelt since 1923.3
  • Farrell Wilkins was a member of the LDS Church.1
  • He died on 16 Aug 1957 in Roosevelt, Utah, at age 62.1
  • He was buried at the Roosevelt Memorial Park in Roosevelt, Utah.1
  • An obituary was published in the Salt Lake Tribune.1
  • To view the notice, please click here.1


    Farrell Wilkins, 62, died Friday 4:20 a.m. at home after lingering illness.
    Born June 4, 1895, in Coalville, to ElRoy B. and Nellie M. Eldredge Wilkins. Married Tina smith, 1916, Roosevelt. Member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Associated with brother in Cash Meat Market here since 1923.
    Survivors; widow; sons, daughters; Mrs. Harvey C. (LaVoyle) Weiss, San Diego, Calif; Farrell ElRoy, Roosevelt; Mrs. Marion Moore, Sslt Lake City; Capt. Max P., USAF, Washington D.C.; 11 grandchildren; 3 brothers, two sisters.
    Burial Roosevelt City Cemetery.

    Salt Lake Tribune (UT) August 17, 1957
  • Last Edited: 11 Oct 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Farrell Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913142.
  2. [S5096] 1910 US Federal Census, Roosevelt, Wasatch County, Utah, digital image ; National Archives micropublication, Elroy Wilkins head of household, roll T624_1610, enumeration district 0203, page 3B.
  3. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Gustina Adelade Smith Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913026.
  4. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Farrell Elroy Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & Elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913047.

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Gustina Adelade Smith1

ID #37424, (1893-1993)

Family: Farrell Wilkins b. 4 Jun 1895, d. 16 Aug 1957

Biography

  • Gustina Adelade Smith was born on 7 Dec 1893, in Hennessey, Oklahoma.1
  • Father: Fred Clark Smith - Mother: Sarah Ann Griffith.1
  • She married Farrell Wilkins, son of Elroy Barney Wilkins and Nellie Eldredge, in Mar 1916.1
  • She worked and operated the Roosevelt Hotel, the Cash Meat Market, a bakery and photography shop.1
  • Gustina Adelade Smith was a member of the LDS Church.1
  • She was very active even later in life - riding a bike in her 80s and dancing in her 90s.1
  • She died on 5 Jan 1993 at age 99.1
  • She was buried at the Roosevelt Memorial Park in Roosevelt, Utah.1
  • An obituary was published in the Uintah Basin Standard, in Utah on 12 Jan 1993.1
  • To view the notice, please click here.1


    Gustina Adelade Smith Wilkins, 99, Roosevelt, died January 5.
    She was born December 7, 1893 in Henessey, Oklahoma to Fred Clark and Sarah Ann Griffith Smith. She married Farrell Wilkins March 1916. He died August 16, 1957.
    Tina came to the Uintah Basin in 1907. She worked and operated the Roosevelt Hotel, Cash Meat Market, a bakery and photography shop. She was an active member of the LDS Church and served in the stake Relief Society, served an Indian mission and was chorister for many years. She was well known for her very active life into her early 90s and especially enjoyed dancing at the senior citizen dances. She rode her bicycle into her mid 80s.
    She is survived by two sons and a daughter, Elroy Wilkins, Roosevelt; Max Wilkins, Porterville, California; and Marion Hardy, Salt Lake; 11 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 32 great great grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a daughter, LaVoyle Weiss; and three brothers and five sisters, Marion, Will, Art, Nora, Eva, Molly and Ester.
    Burial in Roosevelt Memorial Park.
    Uintah Basin Standard (UT) January 12, 1993.
  • Last Edited: 5 Oct 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Gustina Adelade Smith Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913026.
  2. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Farrell Elroy Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & Elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913047.

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LaVoyle Wilkins1

ID #37425, (1917-1978)

Biography

  • LaVoyle Wilkins was born on 26 Mar 1917.2
  • She died on 10 Apr 1978 at age 61.2
  • Last Edited: 22 Mar 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Gustina Adelade Smith Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913026.
  2. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , LaVoyle S Wilkins Weiss, created by Marne tucker, added May 2012, memorial number 90260973.

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Harvey C Weiss1

ID #37426

Family: LaVoyle Wilkins b. 26 Mar 1917, d. 10 Apr 1978

  • Last Edited: 22 Mar 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Gustina Adelade Smith Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913026.

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Marion Wilkins1

ID #37427, (1921-2004)

Family 2: Robert B Hardy b. 12 Mar 1924, d. 16 Aug 2009

Biography

  • Marion Wilkins was born on 13 Feb 1921, in Roosevelt, Utah.2,3
  • A possible name for her was Marion Moore. (the name in her father's obituary notice.)2
  • In 1957 Marion Moore was living in Salt Lake City, Utah.1
  • She married Robert B Hardy on Thursday, 28 Aug 1958 in Elko, Nevada.3
  • Marion Wilkins was employed by Cottonwood Hospital as a nurses aid.3
  • Marion loved to read.3
  • In 1993 Marion Wilkins was living in Salt Lake City, Utah.1
  • She died on 12 Apr 2004 at age 83.3
  • She was buried at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah.3
  • An obituary was published in the The Salt Lake Tribune, on 15 Apr 2004.3
  • To view the notice, please click here.3


    The Salt Lake Tribune
    April 15, 2004
    page B6

    Marion Hardy passed on to a better place peacefully on April 12, 2004.

    She was born February 13, 1921 in Roosevelt, Utah to Farrell and Gustina Wilkins. She married Robert B. Hardy on August 26, 1958 in Elko, Nevada.

    Marion was a generous, supporting, kind and loving person always willing to help another. She worked many years at Cottonwood Hospital as a Nurses Aide before she retired. She had a special gift in always making someone feel better about everything. She loved to read. She will be deeply missed.

    Marion is survived by her husband Robert Hardy, daughter Kandy Thomas, daughter Darlene and Floyd Bartlett, son Terry and Clara Huxford, five grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Marion is preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.

    Funeral services Saturday, April 17, 11 a.m., Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, where friends may call on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

    Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery.
  • Last Edited: 8 Oct 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Gustina Adelade Smith Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913026.
  2. [S5094] 1930 US Federal Census, Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Utah, digital image ; National Archives micropublication, Farrell Wilkins head of household, roll 2415, enumeration district 0006, page 1B.
  3. [S2453] Find A Grave: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah , Marion Wilkins Hardy, created by Burt, added Nov 2010, memorial number 61201074.

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Max P Wilkins1

ID #37428, (1922-2001)

Biography

  • Max P Wilkins was born on 15 Oct 1922.2
  • The inscription on his grave says he was a TSGT in the US Army. He served in WW II, Korea & Vietnam.2
  • In 1993 Max P Wilkins was living in Porterville, California.1
  • He died on 22 Jun 2001 at age 78.2
  • He was buried at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, California, Plot: SECTION 10 SITE 1129.2
  • Last Edited: 22 Mar 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Gustina Adelade Smith Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913026.
  2. [S5095] Find A Grave: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, California , Sgt Max Paul Wilkins, created by International Wargraves photography Project, Have Paws will travel !, added Jul 2011, memorial number 72882621.

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Farrell Elroy Wilkins1

ID #37429, (1918-2004)

Biography

  • Farrell Elroy Wilkins was born on 6 Sep 1918, in Vernal, Utah.1
  • He died on 27 Jul 2004 in Roosevelt, Utah, at age 85.1
  • He was buried at the Roosevelt Memorial Park in Roosevelt, Utah.1
  • An obituary was published in the Uintah Basin Standard, in Utah on 3 Aug 2004.1
  • To view the notice, please click here.1


    Farrell Elroy "Butch" Wilkins, age 85, of Roosevelt died July 27, 2004 at the Uintah Basin Medical Center.
    Butch was born September 6, 1918 in Vernal to Farrell and Gustina Adelade Smith Wilkins. He married Nelda Bigelow, July 26, 1940 in Lapoint, their marriage was solemnized February 26, 1973 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
    Butch enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid sportsman. His favorite pastime was golfing. He also enjoyed basketball and tennis. He liked to work with wood and do other craft, like ceramics.
    He is survived by his wife, Nelda, daughter, Lynne (Doug) Robins, sons, Doyle (Shirley) Wilkins, Brent (Julie) Wilkins, all of Roosevelt; 18 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and a sister-in-law Geraldine Wilkins, Coeur d' Alene, ID.
    He was preceded in death by his son Ladd Farrell Wilkins, brother Max wilkins, sisters, Marion Hardy and La Voyle Weiss.
    Burial in the Roosevelt Memorial Park.

    Uintah Basin Standard (UT) August 3, 2004.
  • He was survived by 3 children, 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild .1
  • Last Edited: 11 Nov 2016

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Farrell Elroy Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & Elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913047.
  2. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Ladd Farrell Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & Elaine Berger, added Nov 2009, memorial number 44575080.

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Nelda Bigelow1

ID #37430

Family: Farrell Elroy Wilkins b. 6 Sep 1918, d. 27 Jul 2004

  • Last Edited: 12 Nov 2016

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Farrell Elroy Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & Elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913047.
  2. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Ladd Farrell Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & Elaine Berger, added Nov 2009, memorial number 44575080.

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If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Lynne Wilkins1

ID #37431

Family: Doug Robins

  • Last Edited: 22 Mar 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Farrell Elroy Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & Elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913047.

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If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Doug Robins1

ID #37432

Family: Lynne Wilkins

  • Last Edited: 22 Mar 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Farrell Elroy Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & Elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913047.

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If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Doyle Wilkins1

ID #37433
  • Last Edited: 4 Oct 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Farrell Elroy Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & Elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913047.

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If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Shirley Anne Stoddard1,2

ID #37434

Family: Doyle Wilkins

  • Last Edited: 4 Oct 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Farrell Elroy Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & Elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913047.
  2. [S2123] BYU Idaho Special Collections & Family History, website for BYU Idaho - documents & family history of Idaho & LDS, abish.byu.edu/specialCollections/index.cfm, Special Collections/Western States, Certificate #5928, Marriage ID #329627.

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If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Brent G Wilkins1,2

ID #37435
  • Last Edited: 4 Oct 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Farrell Elroy Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & Elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913047.
  2. [S2123] BYU Idaho Special Collections & Family History, website for BYU Idaho - documents & family history of Idaho & LDS, abish.byu.edu/specialCollections/index.cfm, Special Collections/Western States, Certificate #6842, Marriage ID #450280.

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If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Julie Ann Buxton1

ID #37436
  • Last Edited: 4 Oct 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Farrell Elroy Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & Elaine Berger, added Aug 2010, memorial number 56913047.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Ladd Farrell Wilkins1

ID #37437, (1950-2003)

Family: Larry Allen Selman b. 12 Jul 1959, d. 18 Jun 2003

Biography

  • Ladd Farrell Wilkins was born on 23 Mar 1950, in Roosevelt, Utah.1
  • He and Larry Allen Selman were partners.2,3
  • Ladd Farrell Wilkins was a pianist, a ballroom dancer and a florist.2
  • Ladd lived in Las Vegas, Nevada.2
  • He died on 18 Jun 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at age 53.1
  • The cause of his death was heat exhaustion hiking in a Canyon.1
  • He was buried at the Roosevelt Memorial Park in Roosevelt, Utah.1
  • Friday, June 20, 2003 | 9:23 a.m.

    The family of Ladd and Larry Wilkins, the two men who perished from heat exhaustion in Gold Strike Canyon on Wednesday, said they are devastated at the loss.
    Ladd Farrell Wilkins, 53, and Larry Wilkins were both Las Vegas residents. Larry took Ladd's last name, the family said.
    "First, I would like to thank the hikers who offered their assistance in this awful ordeal," Robyn Wilkins, a cousin of Larry, said in an e-mail Thursday night. "If you knew these two wonderful men, you would be so glad you were there to at least try to help."
    The Clark County coroner's office had not released Larry Wilkins' name this morning, pending the notification of his family. The family also thanked the 20 members of the rescue team that hiked into the canyon at temperatures of about 115 degrees to reach the two men.
    "Those of us, their family here in California, are also very devastated at their loss, along with the family in Utah," Robyn Wilkins wrote from Porterville, Calif. Other family members live in Idaho, she said.
    "This has left a huge hole in our lives," Robyn Wilkins said in a telephone interview.
    Funeral services for the men have been scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday in Roosevelt, Utah.
    Ladd Wilkins spent his life as a pianist, a ballroom dancer and a florist. He has three brothers, a sister, five children and a grandchild.
    Larry Wilkins was a casino dealer.
    "They loved to do things together," Robyn Wilkins said. "They loved to hike in the mountains in Nevada and Utah."
    Autopsies on both bodies were slated for Thursday to determine the official cause of death, but it appeared to have been heatstroke, officials said. Autopsy results were not available this morning, pending toxicology results.
    The area in which the men died is about a mile from the start of the Gold Strike Trail, which is near the Hacienda hotel on U.S. 93 between Hoover Dam and Boulder City.
    Hikers discovered the body of one of the men and moments later found the other man parched, but alive, said Sgt. Clint Bassett, chief of Metro Police's Search and Rescue Team.
    National Park Service rangers said temperatures in the canyon of volcanic rock ranged between 115 and 120 degrees along the trail on Wednesday afternoon.
    The Park Service and the Clark County Health District advise hikers to hit the trail early in the morning and carry plenty of water.
    Summer months of June, July and August are not the best times to hike in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Park Service spokeswoman Roxanne Dey said.
    She said hikers need to carry plenty of water, wear a hat, protective clothing and sunscreen.
    Most important, Dey said, tell someone where you plan to hike.
    Hikers can stop at the Alan Bible Visitors Center to let rangers know which trails they plan to hike. The visitors center is located at the intersection of U.S. 93 and the Lake Shore Drive turnoff between Boulder City and Hoover Dam. It has information on trails, and offers ranger-led hikes from October through May, Dey said.

    Las Vegas Sun - June 20, 2003.2
  • Last Edited: 4 Oct 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Ladd Farrell Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & Elaine Berger, added Nov 2009, memorial number 44575080.
  2. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Larry Allen Selman Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & Elaine Berger, added Nov 2009, memorial number 44575102.
  3. [S204] Assumption of Researcher.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Larry Allen Selman1

ID #37438, (1959-2003)

Family: Ladd Farrell Wilkins b. 23 Mar 1950, d. 18 Jun 2003

Biography

  • Larry Allen Selman was born on 12 Jul 1959, in Brigham City, Utah.1
  • He and Ladd Farrell Wilkins were partners.1,2
  • Larry Allen Selman was a casino dealer.1
  • He died on 18 Jun 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at age 43.1
  • He was buried at the Roosevelt Memorial Park in Roosevelt, Utah.1
  • Friday, June 20, 2003 | 9:23 a.m.

    The family of Ladd and Larry Wilkins, the two men who perished from heat exhaustion in Gold Strike Canyon on Wednesday, said they are devastated at the loss.
    Ladd Farrell Wilkins, 53, and Larry Wilkins were both Las Vegas residents. Larry took Ladd's last name, the family said.
    "First, I would like to thank the hikers who offered their assistance in this awful ordeal," Robyn Wilkins, a cousin of Larry, said in an e-mail Thursday night. "If you knew these two wonderful men, you would be so glad you were there to at least try to help."
    The Clark County coroner's office had not released Larry Wilkins' name this morning, pending the notification of his family. The family also thanked the 20 members of the rescue team that hiked into the canyon at temperatures of about 115 degrees to reach the two men.
    "Those of us, their family here in California, are also very devastated at their loss, along with the family in Utah," Robyn Wilkins wrote from Porterville, Calif. Other family members live in Idaho, she said.
    "This has left a huge hole in our lives," Robyn Wilkins said in a telephone interview.
    Funeral services for the men have been scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday in Roosevelt, Utah.
    Ladd Wilkins spent his life as a pianist, a ballroom dancer and a florist. He has three brothers, a sister, five children and a grandchild.
    Larry Wilkins was a casino dealer.
    "They loved to do things together," Robyn Wilkins said. "They loved to hike in the mountains in Nevada and Utah."
    Autopsies on both bodies were slated for Thursday to determine the official cause of death, but it appeared to have been heatstroke, officials said. Autopsy results were not available this morning, pending toxicology results.
    The area in which the men died is about a mile from the start of the Gold Strike Trail, which is near the Hacienda hotel on U.S. 93 between Hoover Dam and Boulder City.
    Hikers discovered the body of one of the men and moments later found the other man parched, but alive, said Sgt. Clint Bassett, chief of Metro Police's Search and Rescue Team.
    National Park Service rangers said temperatures in the canyon of volcanic rock ranged between 115 and 120 degrees along the trail on Wednesday afternoon.
    The Park Service and the Clark County Health District advise hikers to hit the trail early in the morning and carry plenty of water.
    Summer months of June, July and August are not the best times to hike in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Park Service spokeswoman Roxanne Dey said.
    She said hikers need to carry plenty of water, wear a hat, protective clothing and sunscreen.
    Most important, Dey said, tell someone where you plan to hike.
    Hikers can stop at the Alan Bible Visitors Center to let rangers know which trails they plan to hike. The visitors center is located at the intersection of U.S. 93 and the Lake Shore Drive turnoff between Boulder City and Hoover Dam. It has information on trails, and offers ranger-led hikes from October through May, Dey said.

    Las Vegas Sun - June 20, 2003.1
  • Last Edited: 22 Sep 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S5092] Find A Grave: Roosevelt Memorial Park, Roosevelt, Utah , Larry Allen Selman Wilkins, created by Duschesne County Historical Center, Blaine & Elaine Berger, added Nov 2009, memorial number 44575102.
  2. [S204] Assumption of Researcher.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Alfred H Huxford1

ID #37439

Family: Marion Wilkins b. 13 Feb 1921, d. 12 Apr 2004

  • Last Edited: 12 Nov 2016

Sources of Information

  1. [S2123] BYU Idaho Special Collections & Family History, website for BYU Idaho - documents & family history of Idaho & LDS, abish.byu.edu/specialCollections/index.cfm, Special Collections/Western States Certificate #209.
  2. [S2453] Find A Grave: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah , Marion Wilkins Hardy, created by Burt, added Nov 2010, memorial number 61201074.

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Robert B Hardy1

ID #37440, (1924-2009)

Robert Burke Hardy
1924-2009

Family: Marion Wilkins b. 13 Feb 1921, d. 12 Apr 2004

Biography

  • Robert B Hardy was born on 12 Mar 1924, in Salt Lake City, Utah.2
  • Robert served in the US Navy during WW II.2
  • He was employed by Salt Lake County Highway Department in 1946.2
  • He married Marion Wilkins, daughter of Farrell Wilkins and Gustina Adelade Smith, on Thursday, 28 Aug 1958 in Elko, Nevada.1
  • Robert B Hardy died on 16 Aug 2009 in Foothill, Utah, at age 85.1
  • He was buried at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah.1
  • An obituary was published in the Desert News, on 18 Aug 2009.2
  • To view the notice, please click here.2


    Robert Burke Hardy, "Doc", 85, beloved dad and friend, left this fishing hole at Hillside Rehabilitation Center on August 16, 2009 in search of a better one. He resided at 2852 South 300 East in South Salt Lake, Utah at the time of his death.

    He was born March 12, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Chester S. and Myrle Delta Burke Hardy.

    Robert married Marion Wilkins on August 26, 1958 in Elko, Nevada. Marion preceded him in death on April 12, 2004.

    A Veteran of World War II, Robert served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Salt Lake County Highway Department after many years of service.

    "Doc" was his nickname because he could fix anything. He was an avid fisherman and almost always brought home his limit and released many. He was also an expert marksman, loved the outdoors, and animals.

    Survived by his daughter, Kandy Thomas, and many friends.

    A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 500 South 1350 East, Salt Lake City, UT.

    Published in the Deseret News
    on 8/18/2009.
  • Last Edited: 8 Oct 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S2453] Find A Grave: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah , Marion Wilkins Hardy, created by Burt, added Nov 2010, memorial number 61201074.
  2. [S2453] Find A Grave: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah , Robert Burke Hardy, created by Ryan D Curtis, added Aug 2009, memorial number 40802892.

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Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.