JoAnn Mendenhall

8 May 1932–4 August 2000 (Age 68)
Thatcher, Bannock, Idaho, United States

The Life of JoAnn

When JoAnn Mendenhall was born on 8 May 1932, in Thatcher, Bannock, Idaho, United States, her father, William Thomas Mendenhall, was 31 and her mother, Vilate Bollwinkel, was 30. She married Wayne Whitehead Eppich on 22 May 1953, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. She died on 4 August 2000, in Mesa, Franklin, Washington, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Riverview Heights Cemetery, Kennewick, Benton, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wayne Whitehead Eppich
JoAnn Mendenhall
Marriage: 22 May 1953

Spouse and Children

    Wayne Whitehead Eppich



22 May 1953
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 8

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Age 18

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Mildenhall, in Suffolk and Wiltshire. The place in Suffolk may have been named in Old English as ‘middle nook of land’, from middel + halh, or it may be of the same origin as the Wiltshire place name, ‘Milda's nook of land’, from an unattested Old English personal name + halh. The spelling Mendenhall does not appear in English sources, and this may be a U.S. variant.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Story Highlight

Mother is much like Ruth of the Bible

Ruth 1:16...for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. Mother (JoAnn) was always a support to my father, in his many c …

Sources (3)

  • Jo Ann Mendenhall in household of Vilate Bolluinkel Mendenhall, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Joann Mendenhall Eppich in household of Wayne Whitehead Eppich, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Joann Mendenhall in household of Wm T Mendenhall, "United States Census, 1940"

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