Alphabetical Alumni
Beveridge, Joe

Beveridge, Joe
Hiawatha, Utah US

Joe Beveridge

BYH Class of 1924 ~ Honorary. Joe Beveridge, of Hiawatha, Utah, was listed as a 3rd Year (junior) student at BYH in the 1923-1924 school year. Some other students similarly listed were actually 4th Year (senior) students. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Bickley, Kay

Bickley, Kay

Kay Bickley

BY Academy High School Class of 1890. Kay Bickley (female), Elocution. Source: Utah Enquirer, May 23, 1890.

Bickmore, Jan

Jan Bickmore

Class of 1953. Beaux Arts Club, Chorus, Fauvines, Library Club, Notre Maison, Photography Club, Roller Skating Club, Soph Cheerleader.

Biddulph, Rulon

Biddulph, Rulon

Rulon Biddulph

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1925. Rulon Biddulph. He received a BS Degree in Physics in 1925. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 204.

Biddulph, Ruth

Biddulph, Ruth
Provo, Utah US

Ruth Biddulph

Faculty & Staff. Ruth Biddulph, Physical Education, 1939-41.

Biddulph, Samuel

Biddulph, Samuel

Samuel Biddulph

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1916. Samuel Biddulph. He received an AB Degree in 1916. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 337.

Biddulph, Stuart

Biddulph, Stuart
Provo, Utah US

Stuart and Betty Biddulph

Class of 1956. Stuart Biddulph. Childrens Theatre, Drama Service Award, Radio Club, Ski Club, Thespians, Y'ld Cat Staff, Yearbook Photographer, Band, Junior Prom Committee, and Senior Prom Committee. BYU BS Physics and Astronomy 1970. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Hancey, BYH Class of 1959. They raised three boys and three girls. They have ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Stuart worked for 50 years as an electrical engineer in communications. @2006 ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Stuart Biddulph ~ 1938 ~ 2015. Stuart Biddulph peacefully passed away at home at the age of 76 in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 7, 2015. Stuart was born on October 25, 1938 Orlin Biddulph and Elizabeth Reeder Biddulph in Potlatch, Idaho. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah, in the Class of 1956 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force specializing in radar repair. He traveled extensively throughout South Pacific and Asia. Stuart graduated from Brigham Young University in Physics and worked as an electrical engineer on wireless communication systems for the military and international telecommunication companies and pioneered spread-spectrum wireless communications. He was married to Elizabeth Rose Hancey for 54 years. Stuart was a devoted husband and father and was a quiet and loving influence on everyone around him. Also an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed camping, fishing, and hiking, especially in the Uinta Mountains. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served as Bishop's Counselor, Gospel Doctrine Teacher, Ward Clerk, Temple Worker and his favorite calling, Scoutmaster. Stuart was preceded in death by his daughter Tamara (Steven) Gardner and is survived by his five children: Brian; Elaine (Peter) Urmston; Jay (Emily); Heather; and Trevan; and by 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Winder LDS meetinghouse, 4551 South 1200 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, with a visitation prior to the service at 10 a.m. ~ 10:45 a.m. Interment with military rites will be at Elysian Burial Gardens. Online condolences at http://www.premierfuneral.com [Provo Daily Herald, April 9, 2015]

Bigelow, Afton

Bigelow, Afton
Pleasant Grove, Utah US

Afton and Keith Miller

Class of 1938. Afton Bigelow. Fauvines; Fauvines Reporter. Drama. Basketball. Debate. College Enrollment. She married Keith D. Miller. Her parents: Percival Parley Bigelow and Margaret Elizabeth Meldrum Bigelow. Percival and Margaret had two daughters and two sons: Dr. LaVell Meldrum Bigelow [BYH Class of 1935~Honorary], of Pleasant Grove, Utah; Afton Bigelow [BYH Class of 1938] (Keith) Miller, of Pleasant Grove, Utah; and Ruth Bigelow [BYH Class of 1942] Wilsted, of Northridge, California; and Dr. Richard P. Bigelow [BYH Class of 1947] (Suzanne), of Salt Lake City, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Afton Bigelow Miller, 88, of Pleasant Grove passed away Thursday, June 25, 2009. Afton was born October 7, 1920 in Provo to Parley Percival and Margaret Meldrum Bigelow. Afton attended both Provo and BY High School, and graduated from BYH in the Class of 1938. She then attended and graduated from BYU where she was a student body officer. Afton met her beloved Keith at BYU. After his mission to Canada, they married on September 2, 1942 in the Salt Lake Temple. She managed the Grove Theater while Keith was serving in Europe during WWII. She loved teaching elementary school and did so for 20 years. Afton had a life-time of serving in teaching and leadership callings in the LDS Church. Our mother emphasized with her family the importance of the Gospel, family, and education. After retirement, she and Keith served missions in Nigeria and Ghana and also in the newly built Dallas Temple. Upon their return, they served in both the Provo and Mt. Timpanogos Temples. Her cheerful, positive, and grateful personality and words of encouragement will be greatly missed by her family. She is survived by her five children: Margaret Ann , Wayne (Loralee Priday), Linda (Paul Johns), Gloria (Alan Stratton), Helen (Alan Warnick), 27 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren; siblings: Richard Bigelow and Ruth Wilsted. Afton was preceded in death by her husband Keith; brothers, LaVell and Joseph; granddaughter, Bethany Warnick and great-grandson, Aaron Clark. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Timpanogos Stake Center, 800 North 100 West, Pleasant Grove. Friends may attend a viewing Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund. [Provo Daily Herald, June 28, 2009.]

Bigelow, Daniel Don Lewis

Bigelow, Daniel Don Lewis
Wallsburg, Utah

Daniel and Annie Bigelow

Class of 1884? Daniel Don Louis Bigelow was born at Heber City, May 22, 1866, to Daniel and Parmelia Mecham Bigelow, who had been advised to go there because of an Indian scare. He was baptized a member of the LDS Church July 11, 1875, by Daniel Bigelow and confirmed by William E. Nuttall. On April 29, 1891, he was married to Annie Maria Boren in the Manti Temple by Anthony H. Lund. Annie Maria was born in Wallsburg, October 24, 1873, to William Jasper and Lucina Mecham Boren. She died at Provo, Utah, January 5, 1947. Daniel (Don) died there July 4, 1954. Both are buried in Wallsburg, Utah. After the Indian scare the Bigelow family moved to Provo for awhile. The father had a sawmill in Provo Canyon and Don worked there several years. During the winters he attended Brigham Young Academy in Provo. Annie Maria obtained what education she could. He was called on a mission to the Central States in 1902, but was called home after nine months because of his wife's heart trouble. In 1911 he was called to serve in the Southern States and was sent to the same place he served in 1902. While her husband was gone she worked and supported him and the children. And although her health was not good, she continued on in the work of the Lord. When Don returned from his mission he took up farming, continuing until he retired in 1939. After that they spent their lives working in the Salt Lake and St. George Temples. He loved to read and his recreation was fishing and dancing, which he enjoyed very much. She was gifted in writing poetry and had a poem for every occasion. Her last and greatest work was to write her life's history in poetry form. She finished this and gave each of her children a copy for a Christmas gift just before she died. Her life was spent in giving service to others. She was a good wife, mother and friend, loved and respected by all. Their children were: Annie Adora, Ida, Eva, Don Ervin, Elva, Florallia, William Wells, John Alton, Emily May, Winona, and Okie.

Bigelow, LaVell Meldrum

Bigelow, LaVell Meldrum
Pleasant Grove, Utah US

LaVell and Avalon Bigelow

Class of 1935. LaVell Bigelow. LaVell appears in the 1935 Wildcat Yearbook in the Senior group portrait. ~ ~ ~ ~ His BYH graduation date confirmed in graduating class list, Salt Lake Telegram, May 7, 1935, p. 14 ~ ~ ~ ~ See the KUED website story about his war experiences. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Captain / Dr. LaVell Meldrum Bigelow, USN Ret. / PhD, 89, died on June 18, 2007. He was born on November 12, 1917, in Provo, Utah to Percival and Margaret Bigelow. He graduated from BYU and subsequently earned his Masters and Doctorate Degrees. He served as a Naval Aviator until 1965, when he entered the world of business and education. He earned three Navy Crosses, the Navy's highest award, as a dive-bomber pilot in the Pacific in WWII. LaVell married Avalon Christensen in Norfolk, Virginia two days prior to Pearl Harbor. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple. They were blessed with seven sons. His children revere him for his hard work, integrity, respect for others and their property, his desire for learning, love of God, and activity in the LDS Church. LaVell is preceded in death by his wife, Avalon, and his twin sons Joseph Alfonzo and Andrew Curtis. He is survived by his sisters, Afton Bigelow (Keith) Miller, Pleasant Grove, and Ruth Bigelow Wilsted, Northridge, California; his brother Dr. Richard P. (Suzanne) Bigelow, SLC; five sons, Christopher M. (Mitzie) Bountiful, Robert D. (Jill) Pl. Grove, Michael L. (Beth) American Fork, William S. (Vickie) Riverton and Mark E. (Jenny) Provo; and 33 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 23, 2007 in the North Field Stake Center Chapel, 105 West 1800 North, Pleasant Grove. Interment, Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. [Provo Daily Herald, June 20, 2007.] ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Percival Parley Bigelow and Margaret Elizabeth Meldrum Bigelow. Percival and Margaret had two daughters and two sons: Dr. LaVell Meldrum Bigelow [BYH Class of 1935], of Pleasant Grove, Utah; Afton Bigelow [BYH Class of 1938] (Keith) Miller, of Pleasant Grove, Utah; and Ruth Bigelow [BYH Class of 1942] Wilsted, of Northridge, California; and Dr. Richard P. Bigelow [BYH Class of 1947] (Suzanne), of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bigelow, Percival Parley

Bigelow, Percival Parley
Provo, Utah US

Percival & Margaret Bigelow

Faculty & Staff. Percival Parley Bigelow, Auto Mechanics and Shop teacher, 1919-1943. His worst fault: fixes everyone's car but his own. Percival P. Bigelow was born November 26, 1888 in Wallsburg, Wasatch County, Utah. He married Margaret Elizabeth Meldrum. He died December 13, 1969 in Provo, Utah. His parents: Daniel Bigelow and Agusta Stephens Bigelow. ~ ~ ~ ~ Percival Parley Bigelow and Margaret Elizabeth Meldrum Bigelow had two daughters and two sons: Dr. LaVell Meldrum Bigelow [BYH Class of 1935~Honorary], of Pleasant Grove, Utah; Afton Bigelow [BYH Class of 1938] (Keith) Miller, of Pleasant Grove, Utah; and Ruth Bigelow [BYH Class of 1942] Wilsted, of Northridge, California; and Dr. Richard P. Bigelow [BYH Class of 1947] (Suzanne), of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bigelow, Richard Percival

Bigelow, Richard Percival
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Richard & Suzzanne Bigelow

Class of 1947. Richard P. Bigelow. Senior Class Vice President 1946-1947. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Percival Parley Bigelow and Margaret Elizabeth Meldrum Bigelow. Percival and Margaret had two daughters and two sons: Dr. LaVell Meldrum Bigelow [BYH Class of 1935 ~ Honorary], of Pleasant Grove, Utah; Afton Bigelow [BYH Class of 1938] (Keith) Miller, of Pleasant Grove, Utah; and Ruth Bigelow [BYH Class of 1942] Wilsted, of Northridge, California; and Dr. Richard Percival Bigelow [BYH Class of 1947] (Suzzanne), of Salt Lake City, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Richard Percival Bigelow, MD, died peacefully at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Friday October 30, 2015. He was 86 years old. Richard was born the youngest child to Margaret Meldrum Bigelow and Percival Parley Bigelow in Provo, Utah, on March 10, 1929. He was the size of a quart jar. He attended Brigham Young High School, graduating in the Class of 1947. He then attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah for his undergraduate education, then obtained his medical degree from Cornell University. Upon graduation he served as a captain in the US Army. Thereafter, he distinguished himself in his profession as an internal medicine physician, devoting himself to the care and treatment of his patients. Richard married his beloved wife, Suzzanne Fiske, on June 12, 1953. They celebrated 54 years together, rearing their seven children and sharing a deep affinity of values, cultural appreciation, and friendships. Throughout his life he cultivated his fine musical sensibility as a pianist, organist, and musical enthusiast, supporting the Utah Symphony and many other local musical organizations. He developed his talents as an visual artist later in life, creating many masterpieces in the style of Jackson Pollock that are treasured by his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Percival Bigelow; his siblings Joseph, Lavell, Afton, and Ruth; and his wife Suzzanne Fiske Bigelow. He is survived by his son, Sean (Allison) Bigelow of Cleveland, Ohio; his son Barclay (Kris) Bigelow, of Sandy Utah; his daughter Brooke (Jim) of Salt Lake City, Utah; his son Ian (Sonoe) Bigelow, of Salt Lake City, Utah; his daughter Paige Bigelow of Salt Lake City, Utah; his son Christian (Sandra) Bigelow of Glendale, Arizona; and his daughter Eyre Wolfe (Jon) of San Luis Obispo, California; and his 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. For details of the memorial service to be held on Wednesday, November 4th, please check the Larkin website, www.larkinmorturary.com [Deseret News, November 1, 2015] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS WIFE'S OBITUARY: Birth: October 16, 1929, Oakland, Alameda County, California. Death: August 27, 2007, Salt Lake City, Utah. Suzzanne Fiske Bigelow, 77, died on Monday August 27, 2007 due to lung cancer. She was a non-smoker and lived a full, happy life with a rich array of experiences, blessings, and relationships. Born on October 16, 1929, in Oakland, California, she was the daughter of Frances and George Fiske. She graduated from Sacramento High in 1947 and attended Brigham Young University, where she graduated with a double major in English and Art in 1951. She received her Masters of Arts in English from the University of Utah in 1981. She taught English and Art at Union High in Roosevelt, Utah, and in New York in the Wheatland-Chili Central School District. She married Richard P. Bigelow in 1953. They lived in Rochester, New York, and Redwood City, California, but they settled in Salt Lake City, Utah, where Richard practiced internal medicine for 30 years at Holy Cross Hospital. Together they raised seven children. Suzzanne had a variety of interests and talents and was a member of Authors Club and Classics Club. She spent many happy times traveling and studying cultures and people of the world. One of her most cherished experiences was the summer she spent doing coursework at Cambridge. She was coauthor with R. R. Knudson of May Swenson: a Poet's Life in Photos. Her finesse for bringing people together was legendary, and in that vein she coauthored with Gerrie Clayton Making the Connection: The Heart of Celebrating (unpublished). She was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served her fellow members in many capacities. She was an expert, devoted grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Richard Percival Bigelow, and seven children: Sean Stevens Bigelow (Allison Gardiner) of Aurora, Ohio; Barclay Fiske Bigelow (Kristine Joy Waltman) of Sandy, Utah; Brooke Bigelow (James L. Piercey) of Albany, Oregon; Ian Harper Bigelow (Sonoe Sato) of Salt Lake City; Paige Bigelow (Michael G. Jones) of Salt Lake City; Richard Christian Bigelow (Sandra Milena Carvajal) of Phoenix, Arizona; and Eyre Bigelow Wolfe (Jon Wolfe) of Oceanside, California. As well, she is survived by 17 grandchildren and two uncles, Bird T. Lewis and Cromwell D. Lewis, and one aunt, Rosemary Triplett, with whom she was raised as a sibling. Her other beloved aunt, Anna Belle Brown, preceded her in death. We have been blessed by her life, and our hearts are humble in the wake of losing her. Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, September 1 at Federal Heights Ward (1300 East Fairfax Road). The family will be available at the ward from 11- 11:45 a.m. prior to the services. There will be no viewing. [Deseret News, August 29, 2007].

Bigelow, Ruth
Northridge, California US

Ruth Wilsted

Class of 1942. Ruth Bigelow. Fauvines. Notre Maison, President. School Play. Thespians. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Percival Parley Bigelow and Margaret Elizabeth Meldrum Bigelow. Percival and Margaret had two daughters and two sons: Dr. LaVell Meldrum Bigelow [BYH Class of 1935~Honorary], of Pleasant Grove, Utah; Afton Bigelow [BYH Class of 1938] (Keith) Miller, of Pleasant Grove, Utah; and Ruth Bigelow [BYH Class of 1942] Wilsted, of Northridge, California; and Dr. Richard P. Bigelow [BYH Class of 1947] (Suzanne), of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bigler, Edgar Ray

Bigler, Edgar Ray
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Ed Bigler

Class of 1939. Edgar Ray "Ed" Bigler. Basketball. Boys' Trio, Tenor Soloist. ~ ~ ~ ~ Edgar Ray Bigler was born November 30, 1918 in Gunnison, Sanpete County, Utah. His parents were Lewis Burtran Bigler and Harriett Charlotte Guyman Bigler of Salt Lake City. Edgar married Reta Olsen on April 20, 1946 in Logan, and they were divorced. He second married Carol Johnson on June 25, 1960. He third married Sarah Frances Chamberlain on November 28, 1968 in Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah. Edgar died on June 25, 2005 in West Jordan, Utah. [Social note, August 28, 1947, Vernal] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: OGDEN -- Edgar Ray Bigler, my dear dad, passed away June 25, 2005 in West Jordan, Utah of natural causes at the age of 86. He was born November 30, 1918 in Gunnison, Utah to Louis Burtrum and Harriet Guymon Bigler. He was the youngest of six boys. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo in 1939. He served in WWII in the Pacific Islands as an artillery specialist. He retired from Hill Air Force Base in their shipping department. He was a member of A.A. for over 35 years where he helped many achieve sobriety. He was an avid golfer and played daily at the Riverside Golf Course until he was 84 years old. He leaves behind many friends. He loved fishing, trapping, and the art of taxidermy, and especially his pets. Survived by his son Marlin and his wife Cindy, five grandchildren; Jason, Brittnie, Preston, all of West Jordan, Nicole, Rachel and husband Nick Colett, one great granddaughter, all in Australia. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. Interment, Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park. [Ogden Standard-Examiner, June 28, 2005.]

Bigler, Mark Huish

Bigler, Mark Huish
Provo, Utah US

Mark Bigler

Class of 1938. Mark Bigler. Orchestra. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Mark Huish Bigler, 81, passed away November 2, 2001 in Provo, Utah. He was born October 2, 1920 in Payson, Utah to Adelbert and Flora Ethel Huish Bigler. He married Beth Prestwich in 1939, later divorced. On April 28, 1977, he married Verna Burr Kinsey, later divorced. Mark lived most of his life in the Provo area, attended Lincoln High School, then graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1938. He served in the Marine Corps, participating in the invasion of Okinawa. Mark had a lifelong devotion to music, as a performer, conductor, arranger, and composer. He continued to read and learn throughout his life, engaging others with his ever-youthful enthusiasm and wonderment at the world around him. His music, laughter, and wisdom will be missed by those who love him. Mark is survived by three children: Bruce Bigler, California; Marie Bigler Bergeson, Arizona; and Cindy Lee Bigler [Gladwell] of Ogden, Utah. His two brothers, Walter H. Bigler (Mimi) of Monterey Park, California; Adelbert H. Bigler (Darlene) of Bountiful, Utah; and Christine Bigler Greeson of Monterey Park, California, and his cat "Shiney." [Provo Daily Herald, Wednesday, November 07, 2001.]

Billings, Buenna Elizabeth

Billings, Buenna Elizabeth

Buenna Billings

Class of 1919. Buenna Elizabeth Billings. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1919. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 188. ~ ~ ~ ~ Buenna Elizabeth Billings was born in February 16, 1898 in Jensen, Uintah County, Utah. Her parents were Warren Frank Billings and Rachel Malinda Rasmussen Billings. She did not marry. Buenna Elizabeth Billings died of pneumonia on July 28, 1920 in Jensen, Utah. Her interment, Jensen Cemetery, Utah.

Billings, Diantha

Billings, Diantha
Los Angeles, California US

Diantha and John Worsley

BY Academy High School Class in 1876. Diantha Billings. One of the original 29 students who registered on the first day of classes at Brigham Young Academy, January 3, 1876. She is also listed on a list of 59 names of the earliest students of Brigham Young Academy, taken from a file in the BYU Archives, made by an unknown contemporary student. ~ ~ ~ ~ Diantha Billings was born September 28, 1854 in Manti, Utah. Her parents: Alfred Nelson Billings and Deborah Patten Billings. She married John Henry Worsley on October 31, 1877. She died on August 18, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, just short of 92 years of age. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. ~ ~ ~ ~ About 150 "oldtimers" gathered for the first Alumni Emeritus Banquet during commencement week of 1941. Diantha Billings Worsley, Emma Stubbs Taylor, Alice Smoot Newell, Mary E. Cluff Little, Charles Albert Glazier, and Samuel D. Moore, members of Brigham Young Academy's first classes in 1876-77, attended the banquet.

Billings, Donna

Billings, Donna

Donna Billings

Class of 1934. Donna Billings. ~ ~ ~ ~ Donna Billings was born August 7, 1914 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were John Dwight Billings and Florence Pyne. She died on February 11, 1989.

Billings, Elton

Billings, Elton
Duchesne, Utah US

Elton Billings

Class of 1924. Elton Billings, of Duchesne, Utah. He received his secondary education at BYH. He served as President of the BYH Senior Class of 1924, and graduated with his class. Source: 1924 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ After graduation, he continued his education at BYU. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Billings, Emily Deborah [Birda]

Billings, Emily Deborah [Birda]
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Birda and William Robinson

BY Academy High School, Commercial Class of 1903 (final BYA class year - the next year, BYH). Birda Billings. Birda Billings graduated from the Commercial Class on Tuesday, May 26, 1903, in College Hall. Source 1: Program, BYA Commercial Class 1903. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1903. Birda Billings. She also received a Special Certificate in Shorthand. Source 2: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 101. Emily Deborah [Birda] Billings was born on September 4, 1883 in Provo, Utah [sometimes given as November 29, 1880 -- less accurate source]. Her parents were George Pierce Billings and Lydia Anna Young. Birda married James William Robinson September 16, 1905 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Emily Deborah "Birda" Billings Robinson died on January 27, 1962 in Salt Lake City, Utah [death date sometimes given as July 24, 1964 -- less accurate source]. Her interment, January 31, 1962, Provo, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF HER DAUGHTER: Ruth Robinson Harris, 92 died peacefully of causes attendant to age at home in Kaysville surrounded by loving family on September 26, 2005. She is survived by her brother, George B. Robinson, South Jordan, son R. William Harris and wife, Marjorie, Kaysville and daughter, Marillee H. Billings and Husband James, Omaha, Nebraska, eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert F. Harris (25 August, 1987), Escondido, California. Born in Provo 20 May 1913 to the late Congressman J. William Robinson (D, UT 1932-1948) and Emily Deborah (Birda) Billings, attended the Brigham Young training school, Brigham Young High School, BYU and George Washington University, graduating from BYU in Phys Ed in 1936. She married her teenage sweetheart and together they made their life in Escondido, California where she resided until 1995. She had a career in social work for the county of San Diego and in her retirement years served as an adoption case worker for LDS Social Services. She and her husband served a full-time LDS mission in the South Carolina Charleston Mission. She later served a Family History mission in London, England and in Salt Lake City. She also served as an ordinance worker in the Los Angeles, San Diego and Bountiful LDS temples. She moved to Kaysville in 1995 to be closer to family. She has lived a devoted life of loving service to family, church, community and friends, serving in numerous leadership capacities always having lasting positive and uplifting impact on all with whom she associated. She will be dearly missed by all while being warmly welcomed by departed loved ones. Funeral services held Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary 400 North Main. Interment, Oakhill Memorial Park, Escondido, California. [Deseret News, Tuesday, September 27, 2005.] ~ ~ ~ ~ BIRDA'S HUSBAND: Robinson, James William (1878-1964) also known as J. W. Robinson of Provo, Utah County, Utah. Born in Coalville, Summit County, Utah, January 19, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Utah state attorney general, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1928, 1944; U.S. Representative from Utah 2nd District, 1933-47; defeated, 1946. Mormon. Died in Escondido, San Diego County, Calif., December 2, 1964. Interment at Provo Cemetery, Provo, Utah.

Billings, Eva

Billings, Eva

Eva Billings

Class of 1915. Eva Billings. Name and photo appear among Senior Class Graduates at Brigham Young High School in 1915. Source: 1915 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 84-102.

Billings, Evelyn  [Evlyn]

Billings, Evelyn [Evlyn]

Evelyn Billings

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Evelyn Billings received a Teacher's Certificate. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885.

Billings, Fern

Billings, Fern
Provo, Utah US

Fern Billings

BYH Class of 1924. Fern Billings of Provo, Utah. Fern received her secondary education at BYH. She was a senior (4th year) student at BYH and graduated with the BYH Class of 1924. She went on to continue her education at BYU. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1926. Fern Billings. She received a Normal Diploma in 1926. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 248.

Billings, Florence

Billings, Florence
Of Provo, Utah US

Florence Billings

Class of 1912. Florence Billings, of Provo, Utah. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1912. Source 1: 1912 BYU Mizpah, BYH section, photos and names on pp. 1 - 105. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1912. Florence Billings. She earned a BYH Art & Manual Training Diploma in 1912. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 4, page 400.

Billings, Hannah

Billings, Hannah
Provo, Utah US

Hannah and Joseph Booth

BY Academy High School Class in 1876. Hannah Billings. One of the original 29 students who registered on the first day of classes at Brigham Young Academy, January 3, 1876. She is also included on a list of 59 names of the earliest students of Brigham Young Academy, taken from a file in the BYU Archives, made by an unknown contemporary student. ~ ~ ~ ~ Hannah Billings was born on March 12, 1852 in Manti, Utah. Her parents: George Pierce Billings and Edith Patten Billings. Hannah Billings married Joseph E. Booth. She died on May 18, 1881 in Provo, Utah, at about 29 years of age. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Provo City, May 20, 1880. Editor, Deseret News: Permit me to chronicle through your columns the death of our much beloved Sister Hannah Booth, the wife of Bishop John E. Booth of the 4th Ward of our city, daughter of George P. and Edith (Patton) Billings. The deceased was born at Manti, Sanpete County, Utah, March 12, 1852, and died of pneumonia May 18, 1881, has been a resident of Provo since the date of her marriage, April 1876, entering into all the duties of her sex in connection with her sisters, occupying many prominent positions in the 4th Ward, viz: President of the Primary Association, Counselor to the President of the Young Ladies' Improvement Association, Secretary of the Silk Association, and actively engaged in teaching the district school of the ward at the time of her attack by the disease which resulted in her death, all of which offices were filled with a quiet fidelity and success to the advancement of their several interests. As a mark of the great respect in which the deceased sister was held, the Brigham Young Academy of which she had been a successful pupil, adjourned to attend the funeral services, which were held this afternoon. The remains were borne from her residence to the meeting house by the young men of the B. Y. Academy, followed by the father and immediate friends; next in order the various societies and associations in which the deceased held active interest during her life -- the sisters of the Relief Society, the students of the B. Y. Academy, Sunday school pupils, Young Ladies' Improvement Association, and children of her day school, some of them weeping bitterly at the lost of their kind friend and instructress. The services at the meeting-house were of an impressive nature; the singing of the children of the Primary Association was very affecting, as their sweet, fresh, young voice repeated in beautiful harmony the words, "Oh my Father, thou that dwellest;" tears were drawn from many eyes other than those of the immediate relatives and friends. The discourse of Elder Karl G. Maeser was instructive and eulogistic (unintentionally however) of the quiet but noble life and exertions of the deceased, as witnessed in the attendance of so many sympathetic friends of all ages and conditions of the citizens of our city. Bishop J. S. McCulloch and Prest. David John followed Brother Maeser. At the close of the services the remains were followed to the cemetery by one of the largest processions ever witnessed in this city. ~ ~ A. Jones [Deseret News, June 8, 1881.]

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