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Don Melvin Corbett
Original name: Don Melvin Corbett
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Birth: May 25, 1900
Cache County
Utah, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1981
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Son of Calvin Corbett and Sarah Ann Richardson

Married Melba Maud Salzner, 25 May 1926, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

OBITUARY: Don Melvin Corbett, 81, passed away Friday, June 26, 1981 in a Salt Lake hospital. Born May 25, 1900 in Smithfield, Utah to Calvin Melvin and Sarah Ann Richardson Corbett. Married Melba Salzner, May 25, 1926 in Salt Lake City.

He was a graduate of Utah State University, 1923. Joined the Geological Survey, October, 1924 as a hydraulic engineer, serving in Utah, Alabama, Maine, Texas, Michigan, and Indiana. He retired from the survey in 1961 as chief hydraulogist. He has been a consulting hydraulogist serving as a research associate for the University of Indiana water resources. Mr. Corbett was a member USU'S Bold Main Society.

In 1975 he and Mrs. Corbett established a scholarship for woman to study engineering at USU. That some year he was selected as one of five men to receive the distinguished service award from USU. On May 30, 1980 the auditorium and new engineering building at USU was dedicated as the Corbett auditorium in his honor. He returned to Salt Lake City in 1981 after living in Indianapolis, Indiana for 40 years.

Survived by his wife Melba, brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 30 at 12 noon, in the Smithfield, Utah City Cemetery. Friends may call Russons Brothers Mortuary, 255 South 2nd East Monday 7-8 pm. 
Family links: 
  Calvin LeGrand Corbett (1871 - 1952)
  Sarah Ann Richardson Corbett (1872 - 1900)
  Melba Maud Salzner Corbett (1905 - 1982)
  Eliza Lovina Corbett (1895 - 1899)*
  Calvin Ross Corbett (1898 - 1967)*
  Don Melvin Corbett (1900 - 1981)
  Charles LeGrand Corbett (1908 - 1982)**
  Edgar John Corbett (1912 - 1968)**
  Leu Corbett (1914 - 1914)**
  infant Corbett (1929 - 1929)**
*Calculated relationship
Smithfield City Cemetery
Cache County
Utah, USA
Plot: A_274_7
Maintained by: SMSmith
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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Don Melvin Corbett
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Don Melvin Corbett
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