Quentin Unsworth

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 10:41 AM


Quentin Orell Unsworth of Malad, Idaho, celebrated his 91st birthday. Born Feb. 13, 1922, in Hyrum to Charles and Agnes Liljenquist Unsworth. His mother called him her Valentine baby. The 9th of 11 children, he was delivered by his grandmother Emma Liljenquist, midwife. He grew up in Cache Valley and lived through the Depression. He enjoyed working with his father, hauling milk with a horse drawn wagon and learned a strong work ethic. His famous phrase is “You work the horse who works.” He has raised and broken horses and still enjoys having at least one horse to train. He also restores tractors, trucks and cars. He joined the Army during World War II. He served as a military policeman, escorting German prisoners from England and France, and guarding prisoner-of-war camps. He says that he gratefully never had to fire a gun and had compassion for the young Germans.

He married Lorraine Jenson on Sept. 12, 1943, in Malad, Idaho. Their vows were solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple on Sept. 13, 1954. They lived in Sunset for 50 years. She died August 2007.

An elder in the LDS Church, he served in many capacities as a member of the Sunset 2nd Ward. He enjoys serving others. He worked at Hill Air Force Base for 30 years as an aircraft electrician.

His children are Mary Kathrin (deceased), Karma Dornfeld, Linda Jones, Pat Kuczma, Quentin Unsworth (deceased), Rodney Unsworth and Sid Unsworth. He has 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. His sister is Virginia Fife.

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