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Farnsworth, William Dewey, 1921-2014

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1921 - 2014

Biographical History

William Dewey Farnsworth (1921-2014) was an American military pilot and manager in Utah.

William Dewey Farnsworth was born on April 10, 1921 in Colonia Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico to William Jefferson Farnsworth and Mary Margaret McGinty. Raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he was baptised in 1929. He attended El Paso High School in Texas before joining the United States Navy in 1943. During his time in the Navy he served as a naval aviator and participated in World War II and the Korean War.

Following World War II he married Glenona Robison in Mesa, Arizona in 1948. They had nine children.

After retiring from the Navy they moved to Provo, Utah where Farnsworth worked at Brigham Young University. During his thirteen years at the university he served in managerial roles in Media Services, the Motion Picture Studio, and KBYU.

Farnsworth passed away on May 17, 2014 in Provo, Utah.

Citation:
Division of Learning Resources records, 1965-1976 (William D. Farnsworth)

Daily herald, May 22, 2014 (William Dewey Farnsworth; b. Apr. 10, 1921 in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico; parents: William Jefferson Farnsworth and Mary Margaret McGinty; attended El Paso High School in Tex.; lived in Los Angeles, Calif.; joined the U.S. Navy, serving as a naval aviator in World War II and Korean War; retired as captain in 1970; m. June 21, 1948 in Mesa, Ariz. to Glenona Robison, nine children; worked at Brigham Young University for 13 years in Media Services, Motion Picture Studio and KBYU; member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as a bishop and branch president; d. May 17, 2014 in Provo, Utah)

FamilySearch, via WWW, September 10, 2022 (William Dewey Farnsworth; William D. Farnsworth; Bill Farnsworth; baptised into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1929; joined Navy in 1943)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Division of Learning Resources assistant director subject file, 1967-1977

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 282 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, memos, proposals, and other materials produced and arranged by Farnsworth and Glade related to the operations of the Division of Learning Resources. Includes information on university broadcasting operations and division personnel.

Dates: 1967-1977

Lamanite Generation Poland and Romania tour, 1980 May

 File — Box 21: Series 1 [Barcode: 31197239119727], Folder: 20
Identifier: UA 5754 Series 1 Sub-Series 3 File LMG 111

Lamanite Generation Poland and Romania tour

 Digital Record
Identifier: UA5754_S1_SS3_FLMG111_B21_F20

Media Services director records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 727
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and other materials produced or received by the department administration. Correspondence is primarily from William Dewey Farnsworth and Darrel Monson. Materials date from between 1966 and 1982, with the bulk from after 1975.

Dates: 1966-1982; Majority of material found within 1976-1982