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 Delbert H. Townsend

Delbert H. Townsend

Birth
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 10 Nov 1974 (aged 78)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 56403 · View Source
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Fifty-Year
Fireman
Dies at 78

Special to The Tribune

MURRAY — Delbert H. Townsend, 78, 4836 S. State, Murray, former Murray fire chief and a member of that department for more than 50 years, died Sunday in a Salt Lake hospital of a, heart attack.

Mr. Townsend had served as assistant fire chief for two years before becoming chief. He was chief from 1948 to 1962.

A native of Murray, Mr. Townsend was born Oct. 5, 1896, a son of Arthur and Lovenia Harker Townsend. He married Theata O. Hughes Aug. 14, 1918, in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She died Dec. 8, 1971.

World War I Vet
He was a veteran of World War I and a charter member of Murray American Legion Post 60, past post commander, past district comm-ander and served as state vice commander for two years. Mr. Townsend also affiliated with the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He was the former owner-manager of Murray Mercantile Store and a member of the Murray 1st LDS Ward Chapel.

3 Children Survive
Mr. Townsend is survived by two sons and a daughter, D. Earl, Mrs. Gene (Juene) Larson, both Murray; Ramon H., Scottsdale, Ariz.; 15 grand-children; one greatgrandchild; and a sister, Mrs. Howard (Ruby) Hausknecht, Midvale.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Murray 1st LDS Ward Chapel, 184 Vine St. Friends call at 4760 S. State Tuesday 6-8 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 12:45 p.m. Burial will be in the Murray City Cemetery.

The Salt Lake Tribune, November 12, 1974


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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56403
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Delbert H. Townsend (5 Oct 1896–10 Nov 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56403, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .