Individual Record 1688

Name}   Worthen, Aileen Family History} Hancock              
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 17 Jan 1920 Place} Glenwood, Sevier, Utah
Marr.: Date}  Fam 25 Dec 1941 Place} Saint George, Washington, Utah     (Link)
Death: Date}  Exa  12 Oct 2004 Place} Provo, Utah County, Utah
Burial: Date} Exa  16 Oct 2004 Place} Orem City Cemetery, Orem, Utah County, Utah
 Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 740 = Obituary
Source 2} 741 = Obituary
Source 3} 936 = Family history
Source 4} 1043=IGI
Source 5} 1523=Cemetery rec
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Parents: } Vernon Worthen & Lorna Perkins
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1} School teacher
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:    First} Walker, Junior LeRoy (Roi)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Aileen was born in 1920 in Glenwood, Utah, and was the first of four children.  After a year in Glenwood her family moved back to St. George.  Aileen spent the rest of her youth in St. George.  Her father taught school there for 41 years.

Aileen attended Dixie Junior College and graduated from Brigham Young University.  Later she took additional courses at BYU and USU for enjoyment and for teacher re-certification.

Aileen began teaching school in Rockville, Utah.  As they only hired single female teachers back then she had to get permission from the school superintendent to get married.  He agreed if she would finish the year.  She married Roi Walker on 25 Dec 1941 in St. George.  She continued teaching in Rockville while Roi returned to construction work in the Ogden/Hill Air Force Base area.  Their union was sealed on 19 May 1942 in the St. George Temple.  Years later she taught school in Logan, Utah, and in Japan.

Music was always a vital part of Aileen's life.  She accompanied her father as he sang, played xylophone solos, played piano in dance bands, played drums and tympani in college bands, attended operas, and engaged in family sing-a-longs in cars and at home.

For most of her life Aileen served the LDS Church in special callings at various locations in the U.S., Japan, France, and Germany.  Leaving children and grandchildren was difficult, but Roi and her completed an 18-month full-time mission in Western Australia in 1987 and 1988.  In addition, she was an officer in the PTA, the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, and the Orem Women's Club.

Aileen passed away early in the morning of 12 Oct 2004.  She was 84¾ years old.
Time of Birth}    Time of Death} early in the A.M.  Fraternal/Social} see Notes
LDS: Baptism} Fam 17 Jan 1928Temple}   Photo} Aileen Walker
   Endowment} Fam 19 May 1942Temple} St. George, Utah
  Sealing Child}   Temple} N/A
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 12 Mar 2015
Date Created}    1 Mar 2015
Copyright © 2015 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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