Dester, John Morgan

Dester, John Morgan

Male 1926 - 2009  (83 years)

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  • Name Dester, John Morgan 
    Born 3 Jan 1926  Deer Creek, Grant County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Mar 2009  Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I27583  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 

    Father Dester, John Christian,   b. 30 Nov 1894, Moundridge, McPherson County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1972, El Cajon, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Weber, Augusta M.,   b. 10 Feb 1892, Summerfield, St Clair County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1982, McLean, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Sep 1919  [1
    Family ID F10364  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F10368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jan 1926 - Deer Creek, Grant County, Oklahoma, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Mar 2009 - Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    John Morgan Dester Story.ftms
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  • Notes 
    • John Morgan Dester - Deseret News - (Mar/29/2009)
      John Morgan Dester 1926 ~ 2009

      John Morgan Dester, 83, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2009, after a valiant battle with cancer and diabetes. John was born on January 3, 1926, in Deer Creek, Oklahoma, to John C. and Augusta Dester. He was raised in Long Beach, California, where he first gained a passion for ships and the sea. He joined the U.S. Navy on his 17th birthday, during World War II, beginning the first of two long and rewarding careers.

      He served in the Navy for 21 years, serving during the Korean War and in Viet Nam. He retired at the age of 37 as a young Commander. He received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Hawaii in 1963. Upon retiring from the Navy, John began a second career that spanned 27 years with IBM. John loved to work hard, and he was admired for his great capacity to work, as well as for his intelligence, integrity, loyalty and love of everything good in the world. He was particularly fond of great food, good music and learning, but his greatest love was his family.

      John married Alice Mae McMurrin on October 5, 1949, and they were happily married for nearly 60 years at the time of his passing. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shortly after marrying Alice, and he served with enthusiasm in a wide variety of leadership, missionary, welfare, temple and family history callings for the rest of his life. He was diligent and faithful in every assignment, but perhaps he will be remembered best by the hundreds of young men who he assisted in scouting over many years. He is survived by his loving wife, Alice, his two sons John (Debbie) Dester and James (Annette) Dester, to whom their dad will be a hero forever. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Michele, Erin, Melissa, Julie, Jennifer, Amanda and James, and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 30th, 2009, at the Riverwood Ward Chapel, 303 West 3700 North, Provo, Utah. Family and friends may call from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be held at Utah Veteran's Memorial Park, Camp Williams, Bluffdale, Utah. Condolences may be sent to the family at:

  • Sources 
    1. [S326] The Altleiningen Krebills 1730-1966, Olga A. Krebill Hirschler, (Name: Paul and Olga Hirschler, 020 Lassen Street, Richmond, CA: 1966;).

    2. [S537] Social Security Death Index,, (Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Database online. Number: 568-26-6429; Issue State: California; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Record for John Morgan Dester