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Forbush, Fossen

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Home of Melvin & Vonda Forbush (#89 on the 1958 Highland map - interactivelarger - 9998 N. 6000 W.)

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Home of Melvin & Vonda Forbush (#90 on the 1958 Highland map - interactivelarger - 9695 N. 6000 W.)

Melvin Alonzo and Vonda Tanner Forbush:  Melvin was born March 28, 1900, to Alonzo S. and Cadie Vance Forbush in Monroe, Utah.  Vonda was born August 30, 1903, in Monroe, Utah to Parley William and Ida Geneva Tanner.  They had nine children: Kenton (who died at birth), Lucille, Betty, Irene, Bonnie, Maurice, Morgan, Mack, and Milton.   
They moved to Highland (#89 on the 1958 Highland map - interactivelarger - 9998 N. 6000 W.) in the early 1950’s and Mack and Milt were the only children who participated in community and Church activities.  They both danced in the 1952 Gold & Green Ball floorshow.  Mack served in the Army from 1954-57, and served a mission to the Swiss-Austrian Mission in 1957-59.  After a few years they built a new home (#90 on the 1958 Highland map - interactivelarger - 9695 N. 6000 W.) where they lived the remainder of their lives.  Vonda died January 10, 1966, in Provo and Melvin married Maralta Dickinson Talbot on November 17, 1973.  Melvin died May 23, 1975, also in Provo.  They are buried in the Monroe City Cemetery.  Maralta was born December 11, 1903, in Panguitch, Utah to Isaac Hyrum and Bertha Hatch Dickinson.  She died May 11, 1989, and is buried in Panguitch.   

Willard LeRoy and Anne Pauline Schneidewind Fossen:  This is a tentative entry.  Someone remembered a Fossen family who lived in #97 in the mid-forties with children named Larry and Barbara, but couldn’t remember the parents’ names.  This family fits the profile - they were married June 26, 1939, and had four children whose names are unknown and they lived in the area and are buried in the Lehi City Cemetery. 
            Willard was born January 26, 1918, in Rushford, Minnesota, to John Martin and Hannah Karrine Overland Fossen.  Anne was born March 18, 1919, in Omaha, Nebraska to Herman C. and Anna K. Elsasser Schneidewind.  In 1938 Anne was working as a saleswoman at S. S. Kresge Co. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Willard and Anne were married in Sioux Falls, and apparently moved to Utah shortly thereafter.  They apparently lived here only a few months then moved on.  They later divorced and Anne married a Mr. Walburn, then Mr. Sanchez and then Mr. Stokes.  She died March 18, 1996, in Ventura, California.  Willard married LaFern Mary Gordon Barnes October 17, 1959.  She was born November 18, 1916, and died in August, 1993.  Willard died February 3, 1985, in Lehi, Utah.

Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society

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