Warren Jensen Leatham, 70, of Salt Lake City, died Friday, March 29, 1991 at the University of Utah Medical Center.
Born March 21, 1921 in Wellsville, Utah, a son of Robert P. and Alverta Jensen Leatham. He married Evelyn Acenas, June 16, 1978 in Irvine, California. He attended schools in Cache Valley, and graduated from Utah State University with a degree in engineering. He is a Veteran of World War II, and received a citation from the French Government for his part as a paratrooper in the French Liberation. He had been a project manager of several major irrigation projects around the world. He represented the United States Government in many conferences and seminars in many parts of the world and worked on projects in such places as Haiti, India, Turkey, Philippines, Guatemala, Egypt, Kenya, Mali, Cameroon, Afghanistan, Upper Folta, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the United States. He received a number of recognitions and accomplishments from the United States Government. He received The Outstanding Service Award for serving as an engineering resource for President Nixon's Special Agricultural Development Team in Turkey, in October 1973.He is survived by his wife, of Salt Lake; two sons, Kevin Leatham, Salt Lake; James Leatham, San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Tami Ristau, Trenton, Utah; two step sons, Raymond Leatham, Portland, Oregon; William Leatham, Palmer, Alaska; two brothers, Robert P. Leatham, Sacramento, Calif.; Lyndon J. Leatham, Boise, Idaho; two sisters, Veneta Nielsen, Logan; Alverta Ruckner, Burley, Idaho; seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Warren Leatham, one sister and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held Monday, 12 noon in the Allen-Hall Mortuary Chapel. Friends may call Monday morning from 10:45- 11:45 a.m. Interment, Wellsville Cemetery, with graveside military rites by the American Legion.
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