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Farrell Archie Munns

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  • Name Farrell Archie Munns  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 20 Nov 1918  Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1920  Sunset, Box Elder, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1930  Elwood, Box Elder, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    SSN issued Bef 1951  Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Social Security Number 529-10-1695  [2
    Died 31 Jul 2005  Windermere, Orange, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • School principal Farrell Munns taught 3 F's: Be fair, firm, friendly

      Farrell Munns left his Depression-era farm in Utah more than a half-century ago, but the farm ethic never left him.

      Two-thirds of Munns' residential lawn was a homemade garden -- an expanse of vegetables and fruit trees stretching from the sidewalk to the lake behind his home.

      "Growing up, we felt like we were farmworkers at times," said his son Rulon Munns.

      When Farrell Munns died at 86 on July 31 from pancreatic cancer, the acre surrounding his Windermere home had 27 types of fruit and nut trees, which he tended from his golf cart when his health began to decline.

      When his sons were teenagers, Munns sent them out to do yard work, and "they would come staggering in hours later because he didn't know how to quit," his daughter Edra Lynn Munns Chelius said.

      Munns, whose sons founded the law firm Bogin, Munns & Munns, worked in the Orange County school district for nearly 30 years.

      He was a principal at Gotha, Union Park and Lancaster elementary schools and Union Park Junior High School before he retired and worked as a real estate agent.

      Teachers and students who crossed his path decades earlier would all recall the same thing when they remembered him Saturday, Munns Chelius said.

      He told them all to embrace the three F's: to be fair, firm and friendly.

      Munns was also an animated storyteller with an archive to amuse and inspire whoever would listen.

      He told stories from the farm days when he received a polished orange and a scrap of homemade clothing for Christmas presents, tales of being aboard ships in the frosty Atlantic traveling to Iceland during World War II, and stories of living in a one-room mobile home without heat during college.

      Munns grew up as the third of 12 children on a self-sufficient farm in Garland, Utah. The family milked its own cows, slaughtered its own animals and made its own clothes, Rulon Munns said.

      Munns left his studies to become a teacher and enlisted in the Army during World War II. His service as a radar operator took him all over the country and eventually to Titusville in the late 1940s, where he commuted to Orlando every Sunday to attend the nearest Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

      There he met Bernice, his wife of 63 years, and he later presided as a minister.

      "He would always say that each year was better than the last," Munns Chelius said.

      He also is survived by son Ranier of St. Cloud; daughter Becky Waters of Winter Park; brothers Reed, Shelley and Austin Munns, all of Utah, and Orlin of California; sisters Charlotte Parkinson and Mary Gardner, both of Utah; 30 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

      Woodlawn Funeral Home in Gotha is handling arrangements.
      Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - Sunday, August 7, 2005

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      "Orlando Sentinel, The", Florida, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/10BDA5B38BA44920-10BDA5B38BA44920 : accessed 29 July 2015)
      School principal Farrell Munns taught 3 F's: Be fair, firm, friendly
    Buried Ebenezer Cemetery, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I11629  tng Genealogy

    Father Arther A Munns,   b. 1889, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Charlotta Munns,   b. 1894, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F4149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Burnice Douberley,   b. 23 Jun 1924, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 2005, Windermere, Orange, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1943  Orange, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
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    +4. Living
    Family ID F2245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Nov 1918 - Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Elwood, Box Elder, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1943 - Orange, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSSN issued - Bef 1951 - Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Jul 2005 - Windermere, Orange, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Farrell Archie and Mary Burnice Douberley Munns gravestone
    Farrell Archie and Mary Burnice Douberley Munns gravestone

  • Sources 
    1. [S282] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004;).
      Online publication - Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.

    2. [S344] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;).
      Social Security Death Index 2007.Original data - Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ssdi&h=75932430&indiv=try

    3. [S350] Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Volume: 827; Certificate: 31236
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FLmarriageindex&h=1092516&indiv=try
      [ View marriage certificate]

    4. [S347] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;).
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Sunset, Box Elder, Utah; Roll T625_1861; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 383.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&h=22834353&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    5. [S337] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Elwood, Box Elder, Utah; Roll 2414; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 311.0.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=6676037&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    6. [S142] Gravestone.
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    7. [S350] Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Florida Marriage Records
      Name: Freeman Arlvin Mann
      County of Marriage: Polk
      Marriage Date: Apr 1956
      Volume: 1600
      Certificate: 9185
      Source: Florida Department of Health