In Memory

Ralph Smauldon

01 May 1943 - 14 May 1966

Rites Planned for Victim in Drowning
Funeral services for Ralph Leon Smauldon, 23, of 259 29th, who was drowned Saturday morning when his car left U-39 and sank in Pine View Reservoir, will be held Wednesday at the Griffin Temple, Church of God in Christ.
Rev. Robert L. Harris will officiate.
Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens of the Wastach.
Mr. Smauldon was born May 1, 1943, in Salt Lake City, a son of Lewis R. and Tiny Brown Smauldon.
He was recently discharged from the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his parents of Ogden, nine brothers and sisters, Gerald Smauldon, Ft. Bliss, Tex.; David, Robert, Charles, Martin, Evelyn, Mary Sharon and Karen Smauldon, all of Ogden; a grandmother, Mrs. Willie Johnson, Ogden.

Service under the direction of Myers Mortuary.




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03/04/11 07:21 PM #1    

Garth Westover

Saturday, May 14, 1966 DROWNING VICTIM is removed from Pine View Reservoir early today. The victim was Ralph Leon Smauldon, 21, whose car went off highway some 175 feet above the dam. Two other people swam to safety after their car left U-39 and sank in 15 feet of water early this morning at Pine View Reservoir. Killed in the mishap was Ralph Leon Smauldon, 23, whose car left the road about 175 east of Pine View Dam. Passengers, both in the front seat of the four-door sedan with Mr- Smauldon, were Albert Hall, 19, and Candia Kennedy, 13. Weber County Sheriff's deputies said the car apparently left the highway about 5 a.m. at a high rate of speed. After it went into the water, Mr. Hall made his way out of the vehicle and pulled Miss Kennedy out after him. He told officers he saw Mr. Smauldon attempting to escape about 5:40 a.m.

Ralph’s mother’s obituary appeared in the Ogden Standard Examiner in Jan 2006.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ralph Leon Smauldon..


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