Alphabetical Alumni
Bird, Richard Leo [R. Leo]

Bird, Richard Leo [R. Leo]

Leo Bird

BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1900. Richard Leo (Leo) Bird received a Diploma: Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.). Source: Deseret Evening News, June 2, 1900. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: 1900 Collegiate Graduate of BYA. R. Leo Bird, Bachelor of Pedagogy (B. PD.), awarded at Commencement Exercises held on Monday Evening, May 28, 1900. He was president of the collegiate class of 1900, and he delivered the President's Address on that occasion. 1900 Commencement Program, BYU Special Collections, UA 1008, Box 1, Folder 2.

Bird, Vernon Ray

Bird, Vernon Ray

Vernon Bird

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. Vernon Ray Bird. He received a "Diploma in Shorthand and Typewriting". Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 124.

Birrell, Verla Leone

Birrell, Verla Leone
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Verla Birrell

Faculty & Staff. Verla L. Birrell, Instructor in Art (Junior High), 1938-1947. Dr. Verla Leone Birrell, 97, Utah artist, writer, poet, lecturer, teacher died June 4, 2001 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born November 24, 1903 in Tacoma, Washington to James Walter Birrell and Elfie Naylor Birrell. Member, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Graduated from the University of Utah B.S. 1929; Claremont M.F.A. 1942; Columbia University E.Ed. 1967; BYU 1948, pre-med; University of Utah Ph.D, 1955; also several other schools. Taught art, design, textiles, and related subjects at junior highs, high schools, BYU 1937-48, U of U. 1948-72, traveled extensively, was engaged in archaeological research. Member American Anthropological Assn., Society for American Archaeology, Nat'l League of American Pen Women, Omnicron Nu, Associated Utah Artists, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Beta Theta, Readers Guild, Alice Louise Reynolds Club, Acanthus Club. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Gayle (Dr. Adrian S.) Pugmire, Margaret (David W.) Leonard. She is survived by a nephew, Robert David Pugmire and his wife Carol and their sons, Kevin, Craig, Mark. Graveside services were conducted by Bishop Jeff Simmons, 14th Ward, Monument Park Stake on Saturday, June 9, 1 p.m., inside the Salt Lake City Cemetery. The family requested that donations may be made in her name to BYU Museum of Art. [Deseret News, June 8, 2001.]

Bischoff, Della

Bischoff, Della

Della Bischoff

Class of 1914. Della Bischoff. Graduated in 1914 from Brigham Young High School, Academic Department. Source 1: 1914 BYU Banyan, BYH section, pp. 84-89. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1914. Della Bischoff. She received a High School Diploma in 1914. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 12.

Bischoff, Kenneth

Bischoff, Kenneth

Kenneth Bischoff

Class of 1917. Kenneth Bischoff. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1917. Source 1: 1917 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 82-88. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1917. Kenneth Bischoff. He received a High School Diploma in 1917. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 4.

Bishop, Angus Henry

Bishop, Angus Henry
Payson, Utah US

Angus & Della Mae Bishop

Uncategorized Other Students. Angus Henry Bishop, of Payson and Provo Utah. He was a 3rd year student at BYH in 1923, but apparently did not graduate from BYH in 1924. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Angus Henry Bishop, 85, of West Mountain, died July 21, 1991 at his home. He was born October 20, 1905 at Provo Bench, (Orem), a son of Willard and Eleanor Elizabeth Graham Bishop. He married Della Mae Mecham, October 19, 1927 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He received his education at the Brigham Young Academy. [Note: Brigham Young Academy ceased to exist in 1903; he attended BYH.]. He worked as a farmer and a carpenter. He was construction superintendent for the LDS Church for ten years. He was a Justice of the Peace in Orderville. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a Stake Mission. He is survived by his wife of Payson; nine sons and a daughter, Duane Bishop, Santee, California; Floyd Bishop, Nephi; Dean Bishop, Santa Monica, California; Neal Bishop, Salt Lake City; Kieth Bishop, Bountiful; Clyde Bishop, Burley, Idaho; Claude Bishop, Merced, California; Loran Bishop and Dennis Bishop, both of Payson and Mrs. Jay (Kolleen) Taylor, Nyssa, Oregon; 61 grandchildren, 82 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Zina Herron, Salt Lake City. Two brothers, Willard and Dale Bishop preceded him in death. Services were held Friday, July 26, 1991, in Payson, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Tuesday, July 23, 1991]

Bishop, Carolyn

Bishop, Carolyn
See Callister, Carolyn

Carolyn Bishop

Faculty & Staff. Bishop, Carolyn. See her listed under her maiden name: Callister, Carolyn.

Bishop, Zina Jeanette

Bishop, Zina Jeanette
of Heber City, Utah US

Zina and Gideon Herron

Class of 1920. Zina Bishop. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1920. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 310. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Zina Jeanette Bishop Herron died March 31, 1993 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born November 16, 1899 in Provo, Utah to Willard and Eleanor Elizabeth Graham Bishop. She married Gideon Ernest Herron June 24, 1931 in the Manti LDS Temple. He died March 30, 1977. She was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in many different organizations. She received her teaching certificate from Brigham Young Academy [actually Brigham Young High School] in 1920. School teacher and principal in Utah County for 11 years. Her hobbies included tatting, crocheting and working puzzles. Her greatest love, next to her family was doing genealogy, which she continued to do up until the last years of her life, which were spent in the Sarah Daft Retirement Home. She prided herself on always keeping busy during her declining years. She was a special lady and touched many lives. Survived by children: Lynn E. and Elaine Herron, Bountiful, Utah; Kenneth D. and Kaye Herron, Overton, Nevada; Philip M. and Carol Lawson, Heber City, Utah; Stanley R. and Annette Herron, Las Vegas, Nevada; Calvin G. and Connie Herron, Mesa, Arizona; Patrick G. and Norma Waller, Warner Robins, Georgia; 27 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Zina was preceded in death by three brothers. Funeral services were held on Friday, April 2, 1993, in Heber City, Utah. Her interment, Heber City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Thursday, April 1, 1993]

Bissell, Anita
2371 Lovell Lake Rd.
Sandbornville, New Hampshire 03872 US

Anita Long

Class of 1963. Anita Bissell. Newspaper Editor-in-Chief. Anita Bissell. Thespians Vice President, F.H.A., Pep Club. Her parents are Dr. Harold J. and Ilene Affleck Bissell. Anita married ______ Long. Anita's older brother is H. Preston Bissell, BYH Class of 1956.

Bissell, H. Preston

Bissell, H. Preston
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701-5618 US

Preston and Mary Bissell

Class of 1956. Full name: Harold Preston Bissell. Chorus, Seminary Play, Rocks & Minerals Club, Senior Sluff Day Committee, Senior Hop Committee. Preston Bissell is the older brother of Anita Bissell Long, BYH Class of 1963. BYU BS Geography 1963. ~ ~ ~ ~ Following my graduation from BYU in 1963, I attended the University of Hawaii on an East-West Center scholarship. I received my MA in Geography in 1965. I taught for three years at Bemidji State College, where I met and married my wife, Mary Kay Brummer. I then attended the University of Oklahoma, receiving my PhD in 1971. I taught at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for two years, and later became Director of the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire for four years. From 1978 to 2000 I taught at McDonell Central Catholic High School in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, retiring in 2000. I then taught part-time at Regis High School in Eau Claire for three years, then one more semester at McDonell High School before retiring for good. I waste as much time as possible, carving wood, growing perennials, and writing curmudgeonly letters to the editor. My wife and I have been fortunate to be able to travel over the years. Since graduating from BY High I have been able to visit 45 foreign countries. In 2004, my brother and I drove from Eau Claire to the Panama Canal, via Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama. We were on the road for five weeks. I also have taken some trips with other BY High alumni. In August, 1995, several of us went on a week-long fishing trip to Alaska. The others were Rod Despain [BYH Class of 1956], Gerald Hayward [also BYH Class of 1956], and Bob Redd [BYH Class of 1957]. In July 1997, the four of us went to Peru. We flew into Iquitos, and took a river boat up the Amazon and into one of the tributaries, to the Pacaya Samaria Game Reserve. In 1999, we went to the Four Corners area for a week. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: H. Preston Bissell died on Monday, October 22, 2007, of a brain tumor, at home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with hospice. He was born October 4, 1938, in Provo, Utah, the oldest child of Dr. Harold J. and Ilene Affleck Bissell. Preston grew up in Provo, attending the Joaquin Elementary School, and graduating from BYU High School in l956. He graduated from Brigham Young University in l963 with a major in geography. He subsequently earned an MA degree in geography from the University of Hawaii in l965, where he attended on an East-West Center scholarship. Following that he taught at Bemidji State College in Minnesota for three years. There he met and married his life's companion, Mary Kay Brummer in l967. He then attended the University of Oklahoma, receiving a PhD in geography in 1971. He taught at the U of W - Eau Claire for two years and then was the first director of the Chippewa Valley Museum. He resigned from that position in l978 to teach at McDonell High School in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. He taught a variety of subjects there for the next 22 years, retiring in 2000. Then he taught part-time for three more years at Regis High School in Eau Claire. He was able to travel the world over during his lifetime and visited almost 50 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, South and Central America and the South Pacific. During retirement he took up woodcarving and growing perennials. He is survived by his wife Mary Kay, his brother Steven (Denver, Colorado), his sister Anita (New Hampshire) and their families. He is further survived by a foster daughter Mollie Bailey and her sons Connor and Riley (Heathrow, Florida). A memorial service was held at St. Bede's Monastery on Saturday, October 27, 2007. The family suggested memorials to the McDonell High School Scholarship Fund. [Provo Daily Herald, October 25, 2007.]

Bjerregaard, Eliza Marie

Bjerregaard, Eliza Marie
Provo, Utah US

Eliza Bjerregaard

Class of 1928. Eliza Bjerregaard. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 24, 1928. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 23, 1928. ~ ~ ~ ~ Eliza Marie Bjerregaard was born on November 4, 1910 in Thatcher, Arizona. Her parents were Oscar Fullow Bjerregaard and Catherine Perry Middleton Bjerregaard. Eliza died on May 12, 2001 in Ogden, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Eliza Marie Bjerregaard, 90, died Saturday, May 12, 2001 at the Washington Terrace Nursing Center in Ogden, Utah. She was born November 4, 1910 in Sedonia Arizona Territory, a daughter of Oscar and Catherine Middleton Bjerregaard. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1928, then from BYU, and lived most of her life in Provo. She moved to Ogden in 1996 to be close to her family. She was a member of the LDS Church and had served as a Sunday School teacher and in the MIA. She was a member of the Altrusa Club and held various offices within the club. She is survived by a sister, Maxine Bjerregaard (Harold J.) Webb, Ogden; sister-in-law, Eleanor (George) Bjerregaard, Provo; niece, Jacqueline W. (Allen) Broadhead, Ogden; two great-nephews; three great-great-nephews and two great-great-nieces. She was preceded in death by her brother, George W. Bjerregaard. Graveside services were held at the Provo City Cemetery on Wednesday, May 16, 2001. The family suggested that donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Eliza's name. [Provo Daily Herald, May 15, 2001.]

Bjerregaard, Oscar F.

Bjerregaard, Oscar F.

Oscar Bjerregaard

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1929. Oscar F. Bjerregaard. He received a BS Degree in Education in 1929. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 342.

Black, Benjamin W.

Black, Benjamin W.

Benjamin Black

Class of 1911. Benjamin W. Black. He earned a High School Diploma. Source: Students Record of Class Standings, B.Y. Academy, Book 2, page 226.

Black, Beth
PO Box 5821
Austin, Texas 78763 US

Beth Holt
  • Work: 512-472-8029

Class of 1952. Beth Black. Chorus, Fauvines, Notre Maison, Shorthand Club. Married ____ Holt.

Black, Donna Jean

Donna Black

Class of 1949. Donna Jean Black. Senior Class Social Chair. Notre Maison, Fauvines, Newspaper. She graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program.

Black, Esther

Black, Esther
Roy, Utah US

Esther and Ben Mathews

BYA Beaver Branch ~ Murdock Academy, Class of 1912? Esther Black. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Esther Black Mathews, age 95, died April 8, 1990 at the MacKay Dee Hospital of causes incident to age. Born June 15, 1894 in Coyote (Antimony), Territory of Utah, to George Black and Esther Clarinda King Black. Esther married Benjamine (sic) L. Mathews, June 2, 1915, in the Manti LDS Temple. He died May 16, 1979. Esther attended Murdock Academy in Beaver, Utah. She taught school for many years. Member LDS Church and served in many leadership positions. She served as president of the Garfield Stake Relief Society. Resident of Antimony until moving to Roy in 1962. Member of the Pollyanna Camp of the Daughters Of The Utah Pioneers. She was Queen of the 1982 Ogden Pioneer Days Parade. Mother of seven sons and four daughters, Dasil, Vacaville, California; Wendell, Provo; Kay, Logan; Paul, Blackfoot, Idaho; Charles S., Roy; Mrs. Lee H. (Naomi) Baker, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Charles (Celia) Cowley, Venice, Utah; Mrs. Carlisle (Pauline) Hulet, Summit; LaRae Mathews, Roy; 42 grandchildren; 100 great- grandchildren; three great- great- grandchildren. Preceded in death by two sons and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 11, 1990, in the Roy Second Ward Chapel, 5127 South 2400 West, Roy, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Tuesday, April 10, 1990.]

Black, Gladys D.

Black, Gladys D.
Provo, Utah US

Gladys Black

Faculty & Staff. Gladys D. Black was an English teacher at least during the 1928-1929 to 1933-34 school years. She also coached the Debate Team, as shown in the 1929 and 1931 BYU Banyans, High School sections.

Black, Harold

Harold Black

Class of 1970. Harold Black.

Black, Homer Jamison
1402 Willow Springs Cir
Ivins, Utah 84738-6306 US

Homer and Vivian Black
  • Work: (435) 674-0063

Class of 1948. Homer Black. Granite High 2. BYH 3. ~ ~ ~ ~ IS THIS? Homer Jamison Black, who was born on November 29, 1926 in Wilford, Utah. His parents were Homer Palmer Black and Emma Jamison Black. Homer J. Black married Vivian ______. Homer Jamison Black died on January 18, 2005 in Santa Clara, Washington County, Utah.

Black, J. Ellis

Black, J. Ellis
Of Hayden, Idaho US

Ellis Black

Class of 1912. J. Ellis Black (male), of Hayden, Idaho. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1912. Source: 1912 BYU Mizpah, BYH section, photos and names on pp. 1 - 62, 105.

Black, Jesse Ray

Black, Jesse Ray
Salt Lake City, Utah

Jesse and Melba Black

Faculty & Staff, including 1953-54 and 1954-55. Health, Mathematics, Science, 7th Grade Core. Jesse Ray Black, 85, died peacefully at home July 17, 1997. He was born June 5, 1912 to Nellie Cordelia Basinger Black and Joseph Francis Black in Clyde, Idaho. Married Melba Ralph on February 14, 1942 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. A lifelong member of the LDS Church, he served as Ward Sunday School Superintendent, on the Stake High Council and Parley's Stake Executive Secretary for over 13 years. He loved and cherished his association with the members of Parley's Stake. He taught school in Chilly, Idaho; Salmon, Idaho; and East High School in Salt Lake City. He received a Doctorate in Education from the University of Utah and taught at both BYU and the University of Utah. Served as President of Salt Lake Teachers, Utah Education Association and Western Business Education Association. He retired as Director of Training at the IRS Regional Center in Ogden, Utah. Survived by son, Richard E. (Katherine Warner) Black and seven grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Jesse Ralph Black, November 30, 1962 and wife, Melba. Funeral services were held Monday, July 21, 1997 in Salt Lake City. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. The family suggests donations may be made to Primary Childrens' Medical Center, 100 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113. [Deseret News, Saturday, July 19, 1997.]

Black, John C.
1550 North Stapley Dr Unit 46
Mesa, Arizona 85203-3710 US

John Black
  • Home: 480-969-1653

Class of 1954. John C. Black. BYU BS Industrial Education 1965. @2010

Black, Laurine
700 Maunesha Drive
Marshall, Wisconsin 53559 US

Laurine Martin
  • Cell: 608-712-4069
  • Home: 608-655-4069

Class of 1969. Laurine Black. ~ ~ ~ ~ Currently working for American Family Insurance as a Project Manager in I/S. She married ______ Martin.

Black, LaVieve

Black, LaVieve
Springville, Utah US

LaVieve Black

Class of 1941. LaVieve Black [female]. Opera. College Enrollment. ~ ~ ~ ~ LaVieve Black was born on June 18, 1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents: William S. Black, Sr., and Verna Johnson Black. She died on September 5, 1984 in Springville, Utah. Interment, Springville Cemetery.

Black, Leland
PO Box 767
Rimrock, Arizona 86335-0767

Lee Black

Class of 1951. Thespians, Chorus, Skating Club, Oratory. @2001

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