About Floyd Leavitt
Birth: Nov. 6, 1923; Auburn; Lincoln County; Wyoming, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1987; Logan; Cache County; Utah, USA
Floyd Leavitt was born in his Grandfather Putnam's home in Auburn as the third of nine children of Ray Bryan Leavitt and Mona Ilene Putnam Leavitt. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; being baptized in the canal above his father's ranch in Auburn. He entered the U.S. Army during the Second World War and drove a 1/4 ton litter-jeep in the Medical Detachment of the 52nd Armored Infantry Battalion, 9th Armored Division and served in Central Europe Rhineland, European Africa, and Middle East combat. He drove in combat areas under fire and was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in action. Shortly after returning home from the war, he married Phebe Jean Sandberg on 7 February 1946 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He built his own home on property purchased from his Grandfather C.C. Leavitt in Afton. Floyd and Jean have three boys and one girl (Terry, Larry, Ronald, Connie Jean). He worked as a plumber and truck driver for a time and then worked for the Star Valley School District as a custodian and bus driver. He later worked as a custodian for the Star Valley LDS Hospital and then moved his family to Smithfield, UT where he became the lead custodian over the USU basketball Spectrum and Romney Football stadium. Upon the untimely death of his wife, Phebe Jean, he married Shirley Harris Potter on 4 Oct 1976. He helped his children build their own homes and loved his grandchildren. He retired from USU about two years before passing away from a heart attack.
Floyd Leavitt is the son of Ray Bryan Leavitt and Mona Ilene Putnam Floyd Leavitt married PHEBE JEAN SANDBERG 07 FEB 1946 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho
Parents: Ray Bryan Leavitt (1896 - 1982) Mona Ilene Putnam Leavitt (1899 - 1985) Spouse: Phebe Jean Sandberg Leavitt (1927 - 1974)
Burial: Afton Cemetery; Afton; Lincoln County; Wyoming, USA
Created by: Carol STEVENS Record added: Dec 20, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 32297565