Notes for DAVID WILLARD HULET:
Son of Sylvester Silas and Sarah Ann (Dalley) Hulet.
Born: May 24, 1896 in Alta, Uinta County, Wyoming.
Baptism: November 13, 1905 (Mormon/LDS)
Died: October 1, 1971 in Dillon, Beaverton County, Montana.
Alternate Date of Death: September, 1971.
Census: April 19, 1910 in Alta Uinta County, Wyoming.
Census: January 3, 1920 in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Buried: October 4, 1971 in Mt. View Cemetery, Dillon, Beaverton County, Montana.
Last Residence: Dillon, Beavertown County, Montana.
Draft: 1917 - Driggs, Teton County, Idaho.
Military Service: 1917-1918 WWI Europe.
Ordination: Novmeber 4, 1917 - Ordained as Elder Driggs, Teton County, Idaho.
Ordination: January 4, 1942 - High Priest, Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Married: Alice Randall June 8, 1921 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.
David was born at Alta, Wyoming, on May 24, 1896, in the home of Emma Dalley Pratt, his mother's sister. When he was about three years old his family was required to go to Summit, Utah, to live with his grandfather and grandmother James and Bolette Dalley. He enjoyed very much his years in Summit. He attended school there, also.
They later moved again to Teton Valley, on the border of Wyoming and Idaho. He graduated from the eighth grade in Driggs as county valedictorian. In 1916 David and his brother Modie purchased a farm. The agreement was that David would run the farm and Modie would herd the sheep.
Both brothers entered the Army in the latter part of 1917. They went to Europe together. Modie was killed in action, but David returned home safely after the Armistice. He had been gassed during the fighting, so had bad lungs, and while standing guard duty on a rainy night, he caught pneumonia. He suffered severely from this illness, and was sent to southern France, on the shores of the Mediterranean for recuperation.
After he returned home, he was called to serve a mission in California from 1919 to 1920. He met Alice Randall while serving as a missionary. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple June 8, 1921, and returned to Tucson, Arizona, to live, where he had served his mission. He was called as branch president there. He attended school there and at Stanford University at Palo Alto, California. He received his B.S. degree in 1925 and his M.S. degree in 1926. He taught school in Buckeye, Arizona in 1925 and 1926, then moved to Driggs, Idaho, to run the farm for his sister Sadie after her husband, Sam Lowe, died. He taught school in Driggs, then in New Mexico and Mesa, Arizona. They purchased a farm near Chandler, Arizona, and set up a dairy herd. He also worked for the Soil Conservation Service in 1935 and maintained this employment for 18 years, retiring in 1953. They also entered into other business enterprises in Chandler.
The family moved to Challis, Idaho, where David suffered a stroke and heart attack, then they bought ranches near Dillon, Montana, where he lived until his death on September 30, 1971. He and Alice were the parents of five sons.
World War I Civilian Draft Registrations Name: David Willard Hulet Birth Date: 24 May 1896,Birth Place: Alta Wyoming, Ethnicity: White Registration District: Registration County: Teton, Registration State: Idaho.
Chandler Arizona Ward Records- 1945 Sunday School Second Councelor, 1946 Sunday School Second Councelor 1948 ist Councelor in Bishopric.
Obituray from Dillon Tribune Examiner dated Oct 1, 1971
David W. Hulet, 75, of Dillon died Thursday afternoon at Barrett Hospital following an extended illness.
Mr. Hulet was born May 24 1896 at Alta, Wyo., and came to the county in 1966 from Challis, Idaho. Before living in Idaho he worked for the Soil Conservation Service at Chandler, Ariz., 18 years and was responsible for the first concrete irrigation ditches in that state. In addition to his SCS work, Mr. Hulet taught school 10 years and served inthe US Air Corps during World War I in France.
Alice R. Randall became his wife June 8 1921 at Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mr. Hulet was a director for the American Jersey Cattle Club, a member of the American Legion and an active member of the First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints in Dillon.
He is survived by the widow, four sons--David Walter of Beaumont, Texas; Randall, John and Glen all of Dillon, four sisters--Sadie Harris of Driggs, Idaho, Lette Sorensen of Alta, Lillian Fuller of LaMesa, Calif., and Lenore Dees of Idaho Falls, Idaho; three brothers--Albert Hulet of Idaho Falls, Francis Hulet of Wendall, Idaho and Leonard Hulet of Preston, Idaho; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11 a.m. at the Dillon LDS Church with Bishop Truman McCandless officiating. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery.