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Donald Benson Alder

Donald Benson Alder

Male 1908 - 1993  (84 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has more than 100 ancestors and one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Donald Benson Alder 
    Born 4 Dec 1908  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Initiatory (LDS) 5 Mar 1946  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Mar 1993  Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Mar 1993  Mountain View Memorial Estates Cemetery, Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I313  mytree
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2022 

    Father George Alfred Alder, Jr,   b. 4 Jan 1874, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1940, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Elise Benson,   b. 10 Mar 1873, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1937, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1895  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F312  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elsie Marie Loveland,   b. 22 Feb 1914, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 2003, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1934  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gordon Jerome Alder,   b. 1 Feb 1935, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1936, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F319  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Dec 1908 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jun 1934 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 5 Mar 1946 - SLAKE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Mar 1993 - Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Mar 1993 - Mountain View Memorial Estates Cemetery, Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • I entered the Provo MTC on March 3, 1993 headed for the New York Rochester mission. Bucky had already gone in the MTC headed for the Dominican Republic, and so had our cousin, Matthew John Alder, headed for Texas. 3 cousins in the MTC at the same time. Is it any wonder Grandpa chose this moment to return to his heavenly home? I remember that Bucky and I were more than a little worried about leaving because we had each done significant amounts of tending Grandpa for Mom and Grandma, and were worried that Mom wouldn't get a break with us gone. But we went with faith that everything would turn out okay. March 14, Sunday, I received a message that I needed to call home, and the news of Grandpa's death was quite a shock to me. My companion, Sister Gonzales, and I went back to our room, and she sat outside the room while I took some private time inside. I knelt down and prayed and cried for some time. Sad that I wouldn't be there for the funeral, but full of faith that this was God's will for our family. As I prayed, in my mind's eye, Grandpa came to me. He stood before me strong and young, but his hair, his white beautiful head of hair was still there. He told me that he didn't remember anything about the years of senility, but that he had been told that I had contributed to taking care of him, and he was coming to say thank you. He also seemed to be in a hurry, like there were other things he needed to go do. And though he didn't say it, I was given to know that his responsibility was to watch over Matthew John, not Bucky nor I. It didn't bother me, made sense that he was to watch over his son's son, and I didn't think to ask who would watch over me. But he left me, and after that, I was okay. Heavenly Father knew I needed to hear from Grandpa, and that experience taught me a lot about how heaven works.
      I miss you Grandpa. See you again, hopefully not soon.