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By Standard-Examiner Staff - | Sep 24, 2009

Farr Hurst was born in Ogden on Aug. 22, 1924, to Leo and Ione Hurst. He will celebrate his 85th birthday with his family.?He is the oldest of four siblings including Dean and James Hurst, and Bonnie Cox.?After graduating from Ogden High School, he trained as a machinist at Weber College. In 1943, he enlisted with the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Wendover. Later as a corporal in the 509th Composite Group, he was shipped to the Pacific island of Tinian. He played a notable part in World War II by modifying B-29 bomb bay doors, enabling the airplanes to carry atomic bombs.?After the war, he married Ramona Daily and had three children: Bryan Hurst, Philip Hurst and Peggy Hurst. ?He utilized his skills as a machinist at Defense Depot Ogden where he retired after 36 years.?For 10 years after retirement, he worked as a crossing guard at Lewis School. ?In 1971, he married Beth Marsh. They enjoyed traveling throughout the western United States.?He still resides in his Ogden home, where he cooks and cares for himself and is active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ?He has five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.


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