|Birth: ||Feb. 13, 1925|
|Death: ||Nov. 18, 2011|
Blaine Kenneth Cannon died peacefully surrounded by loving family at the home of his son, Gary, on the morning of Friday, November 18,2011.
He was born the third child of Stephen & Eva Naomi Cole Cannon (Cannan) on Friday, the 13th of February, 1925 in Mammoth, Juab, Utah. The family moved to Payson before Blaine was old enough to begin school.
He received his public education in Payson before enlisting in the Army. He received basic training at Fort Hood, Texas. He then was assigned to train with the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Carson, Colorado, becoming adept in cross country skiing. Three months prior to completion of training and deployment to Europe during World War II, he and 600 of his fellow trainees were reassigned to the South Pacific. He turned 18 in New Caledonia and not long afterward saw action on numerous small islands then eventually major combat on the islands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
He received a Bronze Star for his valor in conflict and served in occupied Japan for several years before serving in the Korean conflict where he was decorated with another Bronze Star. He served in the Army for twenty years stationed in various locations.
After retirement from the military, he worked as a chef at several restaurants and the State Mental Hospital in Provo, Utah, before working in the Wilkinson Center Dining Room at Brigham Young University., He retired from Brigham Young Unisversity in 1989. He then worked as a security guard at American Greetings warehouse in Payson until he retired completely to take care of his wife.
Stephen Cannon (1894 - 1957)
Eva Cole Cannon (1902 - 1996)
Beth Selman Cannon (1921 - 2005)
Russell Lamar Cannon (1921 - 1968)*
Naomi Cannon Peterson (1923 - 2014)*
Blaine Kenneth Cannon (1925 - 2011)
Charlene Cannon (1929 - 1968)*
Payson City Cemetery
Plot: Blk 1 plot 3 pos 4
Created by: R. C. Evans
Record added: Dec 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82105565