Hooper resident turns 100
Leonard Rumsey Sr. was honored for his 100th birthday with a celebration at the Lotus Park Assisted Living Center on Jan. 2. Later that day, a family gathering was held in West Point. He and his wife, Mildred Rumsey, were honored by the Hooper 1st Ward at a gathering on Saturday, Jan. 4. She will be 95 years old on Jan. 25.
He was born Jan. 2, 1914, in LaJara, Colo., to David and Lillie Culler Rumsey. He grew up on a farm in LaJara. He graduated from high school in Romeo, Colo., and attended Adams State College. He married Edith Steele on Jan. 22, 1926. Their vows were later solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple. They had five children.
After Edith's death, he married Mildred Dines on July 26, 1949, in the Logan LDS Temple. She had one child Gail Mark. He and Mildred had two children together: Carl Rumsey and Edith Chugg.
His children and spouses are Shirley Rumsey (deceased), Leonard and Patricia Rumsey (deceased), Linda Rumsey (deceased), Delbert and Dawn Rumsey, Earl and Gail Mark, Lynn and Pamela Milligan, James and Jean Rumsey, Carl and Mary Rumsey, and Kraig and Edith Chugg. He has 36 grandchildren, 88 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
He worked at Beech Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., during World War II. He later moved to Utah and worked at Hill Air Force Base, where he retired. He has served in many church callings. The couple served as missionaries in the Arizona Tempe Mission.