Orval & Ruth Hafen

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

ORVAL & RUTH HAFEN FAMILY

(attorney, utah state senator)

BIOGRAPHY

The Hafen's first home in St. George was at:
    260 East 100 North
    St. George, Utah
    Telephone 183                         in the 1941 telephone book (Orval Hafen residence)

Orval practiced law in St. George:
    51 North Main
    St. George, Utah
    Telephone 105-J                       in the 1941 telephone book     (Orval Hafen attorney)
    Telephone 105-J                       in the 1954 telephone book     (Hafen & Nelson attorneys)
    Telephone ORchard 3-2681     in the 1958 telephone book     (Hafen & Nelson attorneys)
    Telephone ORchard 3-2681     in the 1961 telephone book     (Hafen & Nelson attorneys)

Orval was a Utah State Senator for 12 years and Senate President in 1959.

Orval died on October 3, 1964 and was buried in Plot C_32_9_5 at the St. George City Cemetery.

After the death of Orval, Ruth continued to live in the family home in St. George until 1985.

Ruth died on October 28, 1995 and was buried in Plot C_32_9_4 at the St. George City Cemetery.


FAMILY

Orval's Parents and Siblings:
    John Hafen
    Lenora Knight Hafen
        Arthur Knight Hafen
        Guy Hafen
        Susette Hafen
        Jessie Lenora Hafen
        Carrie Hafen
        John Weston Hafen
        Maxwell "Max" Hafen
        Orval Hafen

(11/27/1862-11/21/1946)   (married 2/10/1887)
(2/8/1862-11/7/1913)
(1/14/1888-11/15/1971)   (married Orilla Woods)
(11/3/1889-4/25/1983)   (married Althea Rebecca Gregerson and Nellie Brown Weiler)
(1/20/1892-2/5/1902)
(8/3/1893-11/15/1953)   (married Vivian J. Frei)
(5/20/1896-3/24/1897)
(8/14/1898-8/10/1899)
(11/16/1903-7/22/1979)   (married Estella Bowler and Emily Jones Lee)
(11/16/1903-10/3/1964)   (married Ruth Clark)

Ruth's Parents and Siblings:
    Joseph C. Clark
    Claire Clark
        Ruth Clark
        Marjorie Clark
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(1/6/1909-10/28/1995)   (married Orval Hafen)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married John Y. Merrell)
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Orval & Ruth's Family:
    Orval Hafen
    Ruth Clark Hafen
        Joseph "Jan" Hafen
        Jon Michael Hafen
        Bruce Clark Hafen
        Ruth Ann Hafen
        Margaret Hafen
        Michele Hafen


(11/16/1903-10/3/1964)   (married 8/17/1932)
(1/6/1909-10/28/1995)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Marie Kartchner)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Phillip C. Smith)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Nolan Archibald)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Jeff Sampson)


PHOTOS

Orval & Ruth Hafen Family
WCHS-02272   Early Orval & Ruth Hafen Family
        Orval & Ruth Hafen
        WCHS-02274   Orval & Ruth Hafen
 
Other WCHS photos:
Portraits of Orval Hafen
WCHS-01373     Photo of Jon Michael Hafen's 4th grade class at St. George Elementary School
WCHS-01579     Photo of Orval Hafen & others laying the cornerstone of the new fieldhouse (gym) in 1957
WCHS-02273     Photo of Orval & Ruth Hafen
WCHS-02275     Photo of Orval & Ruth Hafen
WCHS-02276     Photo of Orval & Ruth Hafen


REFERENCES

Orval Hafen: Southern Utah Lawyer
Book by David L. Watson and James H. Backman of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU
1979,   34 pages

Senator Orval Hafen and the Transformation of Utah's Dixie
by Douglas D. Alder
Utah Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, Number 1, Winter 2002, Pages 75-91

The Orval Hafen Collection
in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at BYU

Dixie College 1st Annual Public Service Award for Orval Hafen

Find-A-Grave entry for Orval Hafen

Find-A-Grave entry for Ruth Clark Hafen

Obituary for Ruth Clark Hafen in the Deseret News