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 Eugene Scott Phelan

Eugene Scott Phelan

Birth
Death 15 Jun 1941 (aged 12)
USA
Burial Winslow, Navajo County, Arizona, USA
Plot sec Cath A, blk 11, lot 1
Memorial ID 19360283 · View Source
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He was just a boy of 12 with bright red hair, full of fun with a happy and loving disposition. School was out and Gene had his first job at a produce stand, delivering groceries. He carefully saved his earnings and bought a bicycle, fondly called his Beehicle, and was his pride and joy. On a Friday noon, June 13, on his way to work, Gene called into the dining room window: "Dad, I'll pick you up after work" meaning he would meet Dad at the depot to walk home with him. Then he pedaled off to work, about a block away from home.Suddenly the family was startled by a loud noise followed by a youngster running into our home crying, "your boy is dead in our front yard". Mom and Dad flew down the street to find a man carrying Gene in his arms, and running to the hospital a block away. Gene was conscious and his first question upon seeing Mom and Dad was "How's my Beehicle?" He lost consciousness soon after and lived until early Sunday morning, June 15, 1941, Father's Day.This tragedy was compounded by the fact that the couple driving the car that hit Gene were newly married as of one week and were on their way to California to go to school as part of their teacher certification requirements. The young bride who was driving, never fully recovered from this horrific experience. Dad felt great sympathy for them and kept in touch for years. Gene is buried in Desert View Cemetery, Navajo County, Winslow Arizona (see Cath A, blk 11, lot 1) For more information please visit www.keeperofthefamily.com



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  • Created by: Suzi Dewsnap Terrell
  • Added: 13 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19360283
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eugene Scott Phelan (1 Oct 1928–15 Jun 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19360283, citing Desert View Cemetery, Winslow, Navajo County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Suzi Dewsnap Terrell (contributor 46902002) .