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Obituary: Dr. Kenneth Bradshaw Maughan

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1924 ~ 2003

Kenneth Bradshaw Maughan, 79, of Provo, Utah, died Friday September 12, 2003 surrounded by his family at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City due to complications from surgery.

He was born March 23, 1924 in Wellsville, Utah, the son of Frank and Salena Bradshaw Maughan. He attended Logan High School where he excelled in football, basketball and tennis.

After graduating from Logan High, he attended Utah State University, until he enlisted in the US Army.

He was eventually assigned to the 46th Tank Battalion under General George S. Patton. He was involved in two of the greatest battles in Germany; the battle at Cologne and the battle at Dusseldorf.

At the war's end, he returned to Cache Valley and continued his education. While there, he met and married his best friend and long time companion Marceline Bailey. They were married in the Manti Temple on July 21, 1949. A month prior to their marriage, he received his bachelor's degree in Entymology while Marceline received her bachelor's degree in clothing and textiles.

He worked for the United States Government as an entymologist and was stationed in Bozeman, Montana. Shortly thereafter he returned to Utah State and received his masters degree in Entymology. While there, he received a job offer to teach school in Monticello, Utah.

He and Marceline would make Monticello their home from 1952 until 1988 when he retired.

During this time, he received his doctorate in education and rose through the ranks to become superintendent of schools for the San Juan County. He and Marceline also raised five boys. After retiring, he moved to Provo, Utah to be closer to his family.

He was active in the LDS Church and held many positions including bishop, home teacher and high councilman.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, two brothers and two sisters and his wife who passed away shortly before him.

He is survived by his five sons: Kenneth Craig (Kelli) Maughan, Lindon; Steven Bailey (Jeanette) Maughan, Spanish Fork; Frank Terry (Tena), Maughan, Lindon; Mitchell Dale Maughan, Provo; and Thomas Rhett (Lori) Maughan, Monticello. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one brother, Dale B. Maughan, Springville.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 19, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in the Edgemont LDS Chapel, 3500 North 180 East, Provo. Friends may call Thurs. from 7-9 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 S. State Street, Orem, and also at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Utah at 4:00 p.m.