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 Darrel Volney Edwards

Darrel Volney Edwards

Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA
Death 11 Jul 1968 (aged 19)
Burial West Point, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 038F
Memorial ID 146811 · View Source
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Darrel V. Edwards
11/6/1948 ~ 7/11/1968

Final rites for Elder Darrel Volney Edwards, 19, of West Point, were conducted on Monday afternoon at the West Point LDS Ward chapel by Bishop Dell W. Singleton.

Elder Edwards was the son of Volney C. and LaVona Bodily Edwards of 4500 West 1514 North, West Point.

Elder Edwards and a missionary companion, Elder Val Gene Hendrix, also 19, of Fillmore, California, were serving in the Central Atlantic LDS Mission field. On Thursday, July 11, they were en route to Linville, N.C. when they were involved in an automobile accident during a heavy rain storm. Both missionaries, who had been in the mission field less than seven months, were killed instantly.

Elder Edwards was born November 6, 1948 in Ogden. He was reared and educated in West Point and was a graduate of Clearfield High School in1966, where he was active in sports and was a Sterling Scholar in speech and drama. At Clearfield High he was also president and debate manager of the Debate Club, secretary of the American Field Service Club, the Future Teachers of America Club, and the Palidan Club.

He had been Clearfield High School's representative for the Model United Nations, and was a member of the National Thespian Society. He was a four-year graduate of the LDS Seminary at Clearfield High, also.

He attended Montana State University during the summer quarter on a scholarship in speech and drama, and prior to his mission call, he had attended Weber State College.

He was a member of the LDS West Point Ward, where he had served in the MIA and also as an officer in his Priesthood quorums. Prior to his mission departure, he had been employed at a service station in West Point.

Surviving are his parents and a sister, Barbara Jean Edwards, all of West Point; and a grandfather, William J. Edwards of Ogden.

Interment in the West Point City Cemetery.

Ogden Standard Examiner on Saturday, July 13, 1968




  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 146811
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Darrel Volney Edwards (6 Nov 1948–11 Jul 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146811, citing West Point Cemetery, West Point, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .