Dena Jane Engen

3 August 1954–23 September 1985 (Age 31)
Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States

The Life of Dena Jane

When Dena Jane Engen was born on 3 August 1954, in Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States, her father, Ivar Arthur Engen, was 21 and her mother, Wanda Lavere Decoria, was 27. She married Walter J Manula on 17 October 1976, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States. She died on 23 September 1985, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Howe, Butte, Idaho, United States.

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Walter J Manula
Dena Jane Engen
Marriage: 17 October 1976

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    Walter J Manula



17 October 1976
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States

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World Events (8)

1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 1

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.
1960 · JFK Visits Pocatello

Age 6

John F. Kennedy started his 1960 Western Presidential campaign tour in Pocatello.

Age 9

President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Name Meaning

1 Norwegian: habitational name from the widespread farm name Engen, from the singular definite form of Old Norse eng ‘meadow’.2 Dutch: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Ingo (borne by the hero of the Ingweones tribe).3 Dutch: reduced form of Van Engen .

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

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  • Dena Jane Engen in household of Ivar Engen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Dena Jane Manula, "Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013"
  • Dena Jane Manula, "Idaho, Jefferson Star, County Cemetery Records, 1800-2000"

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