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 Leonard Harry Mcpheeters

Leonard Harry Mcpheeters

Birth
Ogden, Weber County, Utah, USA
Death 16 Jul 1986 (aged 74)
Mapleton, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot Sec. I Lot 19 Pos. 9
Memorial ID 86081 · View Source
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FATHER: Leonard Harry McPheeters, Sr. is the oldest son born to Harry Edward McPheeters, Sr. and Sarah Ann (Moss) McPheeters. He was born 1 Oct 1911 in Ogden, UT at home. He has two birth certificates: one birth certificate registered by his father for 1 Oct 1911, and another birth certificate registered by the doctor who arrived late for his birth at home. (This doctor worked to save the life of Leonard's twin sister, but by the day's end to no avail. The doctor registered Leonard's birth day for the following day.) Leonard grew up in Ogden and in Salt Lake City, UT and graduated from West High School. He attended the University of Utah (while working at a full-time job) and obtained a two-year associate degree. (Leonard wanted to continue his studies at the university, but did not earn enough money to keep himself in the pre-med program.) Leonard's manager and mentor at Sears, Roebuck & Co., recommended him for business training to be paid fully by Sears. He was awarded a full scholarship to Henagar Business College. He completed all specified coursework to qualify him to be a certified accountant, all the while he worked part-time at Sears in Salt Lake. Leonard was facile with numerical calculations, use of the contompter and business operations. Leonard's large, but nibble fingers lightly flew over the ten-key machine, as well as on the typewriter. He spent his entire professional life as as an accountant, auditor, controller and later Chief Financial Officer for the Sears, Roebuck Co., executive offices in Los Angeles, CA. Leonard had an inner "drive" that helped him measure up to the challenging responsibilities that came to him. Leonard had the endurance to push himself to succeed. He mentored others that worked for him on how to obtain skills to someday take over his job. He was respected for his generosity of time and talent. Leonard did not know how to "give-up", he just increased his skill level. He was known as "Big Daddy" at work. He was known for being trustworthy, fair and having an agreeable personality. These traits made working with Mr. L. H. McPheeters a joy! He married Lida Margaret Waugaman 01 July 1935 in Salt Lake City, UT. He is the father of six children. Leonard's most fulfilling and challenging years came after his marriage as the responsibilities of parenting and ever increasing demands from his professional work. It was during these mid-life growing years and moving to California that Leonard Sr. gave time and heartfelt gifts of charity and leadership to his faith and to others.

MOTHER: Lida Margaret (Waugaman) McPheeters is the second daughter born to William Cummings Waugaman and Mina Margaret (Munson) Waugaman. She was born 3 March 1912 in Salt Lake City, UT. Lida was an excellent student. She loved to read the classics. Lida graduated from East High School in the pre-secretarial program. She won several awards for her speed and correctness in Gregg Shorthand in in typing. She was an astute learner! Lida was later hired as an Executive Secretary to the President of Prudential Insurance Co.,in Salt Lake. Lida saved the money that she earned for her "trolley fare" and the rest of the money she gave to her "Mama" to help with expenses. Lida Margaret Waugaman met a 6'2" slim fellow named Leonard Harry McPheeters on a blind date. They chose to be married 1 July 1935 in Salt Lake City, UT. Lida did not work after her marriage, but she had an agreement with Leonard that they would save a little money each month to help her widowed mother (she did this her whole life)! Schooling and reading books was important to Lida. Lida always said, "I know if I had had the chance to go to the university full-time, I would have been an A+ student." Lida enrolled in evening classes and thrived in learning. She loved reading about history. Lida always wrote in a small daily diary. About 1950 Lida became interested in a new hobby called genealogy. Lida's skills in reading, writing and research were peaked in this new challenge. She joyously researched at the Family History Library and discovered that her ggg great grandfather had been a sixteen year-old drummer in General George Washington's Army! Lida took increased pride in her heritage! The hobby of genealogy brought her much joy with each discovery. Her husband, Leonard supported her travels and provided a wide carriage typewriter for her hobby. Although, Lida was the mother of six children and had many home responsibilities she always found a way to increase her hours, so she could work on genealogy. She would awake early in the morning while her husband and children were sleeping and work on her genealogy records. Lida was dedicated to the Lord ever since she was a little girl. She treasured an old Bible picture book that she received for Christmas as a child. She memorized verses from the Bible as she did her housework. She believed in paying tithing. Lida's faith was enhanced through time, patience and mature love to allow her husband to find his own focus towards towards Christian service. Leonard and Lida were good companions and jointly learned to serve the Lord with their personal talents. Lida was a "natural teacher" and enjoyed teaching teaching in church. When Leonard and Lida moved to sunny California their relationship was enriched, and they jointly found happiness by service to others. Those sweet days and years in California passed too fast! Time had given Lida and Leonard fulfillment with their growing family.

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Leonard Harry McPheeters
Born: 1 October 1911
Died: 16 July 1986

Lida Margaret Waugaman McPheeters
Born: 3 March 1912
Died: 30 April 1991


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  • Maintained by: Rose Wright
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86081
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard Harry Mcpheeters (1 Oct 1911–16 Jul 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86081, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Rose Wright (contributor 46889763) .