Grant Ivins The Daily Herald September 5, 1969

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Grant Ivins
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September 5, 1969 - where they went Open House To Honor Grant Ivins...
where they went Open House To Honor Grant Ivins AMERICAN FORK-H. Grant Ivins, formerly of American Fork will be honored for his 80th birthday Saturday at an open house at the home of a son, Heber Grant Ivins, 1040 N. American Fork. All friends and to pick up family bers mem- are invited invited to attend the house, open which be held between 2 and p.m. The family requests requests no Mr. Ivins gifts. A native of St. George. Mr. Ivins was born Sept. 2, 1889, a > son of President Anthony W' and Elizabeth Snow Ivins. He spent his early life in the Mormon Mormon colonies of old Mexico, >. where his father served as an 1 LDS Church leader. While in .Mexico, he attended Juarez Stake Academy. i LDS Mission : For two years he attended the 'University of Utah, and was 'then called to fullfill an LDS "Mission to Japan. For five years, from 1910 to 1915, he resided resided in that country, serving ; as mission president from 1912 ; to 1915. While there he published "Talmage's Articles of Faith" In Japanese, along with a Japanese Japanese hymn book. He also wrote "Life of Christ" for Jap- Jap- anese students in English. After returning to Utah he held various .positions, including serving as a member of the Enterprise LDS Ward bishopric, a member of the Cottonwood Stake High Council, and also as a member of the presidency of toat stake. BYU Faculty From 1929 to 1942 Mr. Ivins was a member of the Young University faculty, heading heading the animal husbandry department. department. He also was instrumental instrumental in organizing several groups which promoted improvements improvements .in livestock and poultry, and served as head of several of these groups. As an organizer of Utah Poultry Association, Association, h« served as secretary secretary and president at one time. For eight years, from 1936 to 1<W4, Mr. Ivins worked as a tJtah State Fair board member, and later, during the 1947 Centennial Centennial Year, horse show. managed the Alway a lover of horses, he at one time, had served as secretary secretary of the Intel-mountain Horse Show Association, and while residing in Provo, was the owner of several championship championship horses- Active In Sports Sports occupied much of his time, and he has participated in almost every sport. While in Japan he was a member and manager of the Tokyo-American! baseball team. He still enjoys all sports events. While attend- ing Utah State Agricultural Col- lege (now Utah State Univer-'a sity) he served as manager of the baseball and tennis teams, and was a member and chairman chairman of (lie Athletic Council while at BYU. As a writer, Mr. Ivins, along with the late Senator Elbert D. Thomas, co-authored the book, "Thomas Jefferson." He was also editor of the student newspaper newspaper while attending the USAC. Business Activities During World War II, Mr. Ivins worked as Utah State Director Director of the Office of Price Ad- ministration. He later located in American Fork, operating his| own business until his recent ,„.„ „ T . . _,, 1918, Mr. Ivins married n c ,nl H ^ m . blin - She d ied Julyjer 25 1965. He later married Edna Robbins OP Nov.^1 of last In The couple reside in Salt Lake City. Mr. Ivins is the father of three sons, Anthony H. Ivins, professor professor of art a't Chaffey College, Ontario, Calif.; Heber Grant Ivins, practicing attorney, grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. American Fork, and Guy Jvins,. also of American Fork, who is presently U*ah_State Di-|

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