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 Benjamin Grant “Cotton” Theobald

Benjamin Grant “Cotton” Theobald

Hinckley, Millard County, Utah, USA
Death 28 Jun 1969 (aged 60)
Delta, Millard County, Utah, USA
Burial Hinckley, Millard County, Utah, USA
Plot 06 25 02
Memorial ID 69980 · View Source
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Benjamin Grant Theobald
B. Grant Theobald, age 60. Died at Delta Hospital June 28, 1969 after a long illness. Born in Hinckley, Millard County, December 13, 1908, a son of Charles and Lydia Ruth Talbot Theobald. Married Virginia May Tripp June 10, 1945 in Ely Nevada. Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Letter Day Saints. Owner and operator of OK Tire Rubber Welders, Delta, 15 years.
Survivors; widow, son Benny G, San Francisco. Stepchildren; Gary and Charles Thayer, Salt Lake City. Mrs. Robert (Joyce) Patterson, Helena Montana. Mrs. Douglas (Stella) Sly, las Vegas Nevada. Mother, Salt Lake City, brother, sisters, Alton, Hinckley Mrs. Glenn (Crystal) Whitehead. Mrs. Everett (Melva) Harriell, both of Idaho Falls. Mrs. Weldo (Zelma) Watts, Salt Lake City. Mrs. Eugene (Norma) Stevenson, Holliday Utah. Stepsister, Mrs. Romulus (Jacosa) Shields. Sugarville Utah. 11 grandchildren. Funeral, Tuesday 11 AM. Delta Second Ward Chapel. Friends call Tuesday from 9:30 AM until time of service, at the chapel. Burial, Hinckley Cemetery.

By Benny Theobald
Born in a log cabin December 13, 1908 in Hinckley Utah, across from the rodeo grounds to Charles Arthur Theobald and Lydia Ruth Talbot Theobald. The next year his parents built their house which he lived in for the rest of his life.

He grew up with seven siblings, one brother and four sisters. a half-brother and a half-sister.

He graduated from Hinckley High School, & LDS Seminary.

After his father’s death in 1936 he took care of his mother until 1945 when he married Virginia May "Tripp" Thayer in Ely Nevada. He bought his mother’s house and she moved to Salt Lake City and he moved the house to Delta Utah a couple of years later and ran the OK Rubber Welders Tire Shop next door for over 15 years. Located on the west end of the railroad viaduct on the north side, where the Cosmic Ray Center is now. He continued to farm his land in Hinckley, south and west of the Cemetery.

He took great pride on Memorial Day’s when everyone would ask him where to find a grave because he had spent so much time there while irrigating his fields, which were across the road, that he knew where everyone in the cemetery were buried.

He help raise his wife’s five children, three sons and two daughters plus one son of their own,

he was preceded in death by his father, Half-siblings; Alba Leona Theobald, Charles Frances Theobald and Arthur Winiford Theobald.

Survived by his wife and their combined Children; Son, Benny G. Theobald, Virginia’s children; Ronald Edwin (Carol Fowles) Thayer, Stella May Thayer (Douglas) Sly, Gary Melvin (Shirley Peterson) Thayer, Joyce Coleen Thayer (William) Dohme, Charles Arthur (Helen Marie Stoneking) Thayer.

Also survived by his mother and siblings, half-sister Jacosa Theobald (Romulus) Shields, Alton (Irene Jorgenson) Theobald, Crystal Theobald Charlesworth/Whitehead, Zelma Theobald (Weldo) Watts, Melva Theobald (Everette) Harriell, Norma Theobald (Eugene) Stevenson, sister-in-law Mrs. Winiford “Mildred” (Charlesworth) Theobald.

He often said farming was the best life there was, working the fields and attending to his livestock. He enjoyed living in the Hinckley/Delta area and helping people in his tire shop.

Funeral services were held at the LDS Delta Second Ward.

He is missed by all who knew him.




  • Maintained by: Ben Theobald
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69980
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Grant “Cotton” Theobald (13 Dec 1908–28 Jun 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69980, citing Hinckley City Cemetery, Hinckley, Millard County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ben Theobald (contributor 48692641) .