Alphabetical Alumni
Clayton, James P.

Clayton, James P.

James Clayton

Class of 1913. James P. Clayton. Graduated from Brigham Young High School, in the Commercial Department. Source 1: 1913 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 63-81. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1913. James P. Clayton. He received a BYH Commercial Diploma in 1913. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 5, page 314.

Clayton, Miriam

Clayton, Miriam

Miriam Clayton

Class of 1919. Miriam Clayton. She graduated from BYH in College Hall on Wednesday, May 28, 1919. Source 1: 1919 Graduation Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1919. Miriam Clayton. She received a BYH Academic Diploma in 1919. Source: Annual Report, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 144.

Clayton, Raymond Horne

Clayton, Raymond Horne
Murray, Utah US

Raymond and Ada Clayton

BYA Circa 1901-1902. Raymond Horne Clayton. He served as President of the Class of 1903 in 1899. ~ ~ ~ ~ A testimonial concert was given in the Provo Tabernacle in honor of a BYA music student, Raymond Clayton. Members of the Tabernacle Choir, Professor A. Lund, Professor Albert Miller, the Academy Orchestra, and some of Provo's most talented musicians were among those who took part. The White and Blue, Vol. 5, No. 11, Page 16. ~ ~ ~ ~ Raymond was born December 29, 1880, son of James LeRoy Clayton and Cornelia Harriet Horne Clayton. Raymond is a brother of Clarence LeRoy Clayton; William Horne Clayton; and Margaret Horne Perkins. Spouse: Ada M. Schaerrer Clayton (1883 - 1946). Raymond died October 26, 1969 in Murray, Utah. He was an accomplished singer, and performed solo upon many special occasions throughout his lifetime. ~ ~ ~ ~ FROM OVER THE SEA - Raymond Clayton's letter to the Academy from England, 1903 - White and Blue February 26, 1903 Vol. 6, No. 16, Pages 2 & Page 3 ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF A SON: James Maurice Clayton, age 88, returned to his Heavenly home December 24, 2003. He was born May 27, 1915 in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Raymond H. and Ada Schaerer Clayton. Married Neva Thorell in the Salt Lake Temple on November 27, 1941. She preceded him in death May 4, 2000. Maurice was a member of the LDS Church, where he served as a Bishop. He was also a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and enjoyed serving as a temple worker. He was an avid golfer. Survived by his sons and daughters, James M. (Sherise) of Provo, Utah, Richard W. (LeAnn) of Salt Lake City, Utah and Mrs. Kenneth (Janet) Sloan of San Jose, California; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and brother, John L. of Salt Lake City. Preceded in death by his wife and a daughter, Carol. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 12 noon, at the Monument Park 9th Ward, 1565 S. Foothill Drive, where friends may visit from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. [Desert News, Thursday, December 25, 2003] ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF A DAUGHTER: Maxine Clayton Greenwood. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. (viewing from 10 to 11 a.m.) on Saturday, December 6, 1997 at Deseret Mortuary in Salt Lake City for Maxine Clayton Greenwood, who died December 1, 1997 in Portland, Oregon at 90 years of age. Maxine was born May 30, 1907 in Provo to Raymond and Ada Schaerrer Clayton. She married Delbert A. Greenwood on September 12, 1934 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He died in 1972 after retiring as a professor of Biochemistry at USU. Maxine graduated from BYU in 1932. She was a very accomplished writer and musician and a devoted member of the LDS Church. Twin daughters preceded her in death as did one brother, Algene; two sisters, Margaret Clayton and Genevieve Clayton. Survivors include J. Maurice and Dr. John L. Clayton of Salt Lake City; daughters, Joan Dahle (Leonard) of Portland, Oregon; Rae Payne (John) of Ogden, Utah. She has 10 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Interment, American Fork Cemetery at 2 p.m. The family suggests remembrances to Primary Children's Hospital. [Deseret News, Thursday, December 4, 1997] ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF ANOTHER DAUGHTER: Genevieve "Geno" Clayton Young, at rest in Sunnyvale, California, Tuesday, March 15, 1994, from complications of a stroke. She was born in Ogden, Utah, October 11, 1919 to Ada M. Schaerrer and Raymond H. Clayton. She attended schools in Utah and graduated from Utah State University. She married Jerrald Francis Young, August 6, 1943 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Four children were born to this union. She worked as a volunteer and lecturer for the `Reach To Recovery Program' of the American Cancer Society. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, currently residing in the Woodland Park Ward. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jerry and son, Larry C. Young. She is survived by a sister, Maxine C. Greenwood, of Ogden, Utah; brothers, Maurice and John Clayton, of Salt Lake City, Utah; sons, Jon C. Young, of Gillette, Wyoming; Mark C. Young, of South Jordan, Utah; daughter, Frances Ann Jane McGrath, of Corinth, Mississippi; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She will be loved and remembered by friends and family. Friends may visit Thursday, March 17, 1994 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 El Camino Real West, Mtn. View, and/or on Friday, March 18, 1994 from 10-10:45 a.m. at the Los Altos Stake Center, 1300 Grant Rd., Los Altos. Followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. Interment, Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, California [Deseret News, Thursday, March 17, 1994]

Clayton, Stella

Clayton, Stella

Stella Clayton

Class of 1916. Stella Clayton. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1916. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 466.

Clayton, Susanna

Clayton, Susanna

Susanna Clayton

Class of 1919. Susanna Clayton. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1919. Source: 1919 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 61-74.

Clegg, Frederick William

Clegg, Frederick William
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Fred and Mabel Clegg

Class of 1912. Fred W. Clegg, of Heber, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1912. Source: 1912 BYU Mizpah, BYH section, photos and names on pp. 1 - 62, 105. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1935. Fredrick W. Clegg. He received a BS Degree in 1935. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 4, page 48. Frederick William Clegg was born on October 5, 1889 in Heber, Utah. His parents were Frederick Lewis Clegg and Emma Caroline Luke [or Lake] Clegg. He married Mable Ann Stott on December 23, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on June 20, 1964 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His interment, Heber City Cemetery, Utah.

Clegg, Jena V.

Clegg, Jena V.
Provo, Utah US

Jena and Legrande Holland

Class of 1921. Jena V. Clegg. Source: 1921 BYU Banyan, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1929. Jena V. Clegg [Holland]. She received a BS Degree in Educational Administration in 1929. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 402. ~ ~ ~ ~ Jena V. Clegg was born on April 24, 1904 in Vineyard [Provo], Utah County, Utah. Her parents were William Jonathan Clegg and Jacobina Wells Osborne Murdock Clegg. Jena V. Clegg married William Legrande [Legrande] Holland on October 1, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on April 19, 1994 in Provo, Utah.

Clifford, Lue
681 North Laguna Lane
Washington, Utah 84780 US

Lue Clifford

Class of 1945. Lue Clifford. @2001

Clift, Vyvyan Botreaux

Clift, Vyvyan Botreaux
Los Angeles, California US

Vyvyan and Ella Clift

Class of 1916. Vyvyan B. Clift. He received a High School Diploma in 1916. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 467. ~ ~ ~ ~ Vyvyan Botreaux Clift was born on May 14, 1898 in St. George, Utah. His parents were Dr. Frederic Clift [born August 1, 1847 in St. Day, Gwennap Parish, Cornwall, England] and Sarah Margaret Moody [born April 8, 1859 in Salt Lake City, Utah] Clift. Vyvyan married Ella Amanda Peterson on May 11, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ella was born on September 9, 1900 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents were Hugo Daniel Edward Peterson and Alelina Mannella Nielson Peterson. Ella Clift died on May 28, 1979 in Burbank, California. Her interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California. Mr. Vyvyan B. Clift, a businessman, died on September 4, 1943 in Los Angeles, California. His interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California.

Clinger, Morris Martin

Clinger, Morris Martin
Provo, Utah US

Morris & Louise Clinger

Faculty & Staff. Morris M. Clinger, Instructor in Speech, Dramatic Art, Public Speaking, 1936-1946. Hobby: speedboating. ~ ~ ~ ~ Morris M. Clinger, Publications: ~ ~ A History of Theater in Mormon Colleges and Universities, by Morris M. Clinger. Book [thesis - dissertation manuscript], University of Minnesota, 3 editions, published 1963. ~ ~ An Analysis of Twelve Speeches of Parley P. Pratt, Mormon Orator, by Morris M. Clinger. Book, [thesis - dissertation manuscript] M.A., Brigham Young University, Department of Speech, published 1946. ~ ~ Interview with Morris M. Clinger, by J. J. Keeler. Book [thesis - dissertation manuscript], Brigham Young University History [no date given]. ~ ~ ~ ~ [Story about Clinger's role in the 1940 Provo Easter pageant.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Morris Martin Clinger was born on May 20, 1910 at Lake View, Utah. His parents were Martin Albert Clinger and Tean [or Tenie, Teenie, or Tina] Johnson Clinger. Martin and Teenie had six children: including Herschel Clinger, Morris Martin Clinger, Alta Clinger Davis, and Clifton Dee Clinger. Morris Clinger married Louse Spafford on August 17, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Morris served as a speech teacher at BYH until he moved to the upper campus to work in the BYU Speech Department, where he taught until his retirement. Morris M. Clinger died on April 7, 1993 in Orem, Utah.

Close, Rita
2723 N. Country Club Rd.
Provo, Utah 84604-3833

Rita Sterneckert
  • Home: (801) 375-6260

Class of 1951? Honorary? [Name, photo does not appear with senior class in 1951 Wildcat yearbook.] @2001

Close, Wayne Coleman Hoover

Close, Wayne Coleman Hoover
Provo, Utah US

Wayne & Norma Close

Class of 1942. Wayne Close. Cheer Leader. Boys' Organization. Sophomore Class President in 1939-1940. He married Norma W. ~ ~ ~ ~ Wayne Coleman Hoover Close. After an heroic battle against cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and neuropathy that spanned over two decades, Wayne Coleman Hoover Close died peacefully on May 11, 2010. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 64 years, Norma Walters Close and a large posterity who honored and respected their father and grandfather. Wayne was actively involved in the development of Provo his entire life. He was born on June 2, 1923, and was part of Provo as it grew from a small town and emerged into a bustling city. Over the years he had many business ventures, the first being a hamburger stand at the age of 10. With his hard work ethic and determination, he built many businesses from scratch including a finance company and real estate business. He attended BY Elementary and BY High School, and shortly after his graduation, enlisted in the Army to serve his country. He passed on to his family his great love and patriotism for our country and served honorably in World War II including the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. He instilled patriotism in the hearts of others and never missed the opportunity to vote. Upon returning home from the war, he met the love of his life and they were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple. They were blessed with four children: Patt, David, Hope, and Diane. His children and grandchildren loved and adored him and spent cherished time with him. He served diligently and faithfully in positions in the church, his favorite being the Executive Secretary in the Pleasant View Ward. He was passionate about not only living life to the fullest, but serving and giving to others in any capacity he could. In his over two decades of life-threatening health problems, he never questioned or doubted why he had to suffer. He endured with courage and honor and he leaves behind a legacy of faith, endurance, patience, hard work, and a sturdy solid testimony of God. He was a blessing to all who had the opportunity to know him and love him. In his own words, he left us saying, "The Lord, indeed, has been good to me". Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and brother Gene Close. He is survived by his wife, Norma; son, David (Valerie); daughters: Patt (Rick) Neslen, Hope Tom) Gardner and Diane (John) Robinson. His legacy lives on in the lives of his 21 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by two brothers: Melvin D. Close and Jack D. Close. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Douglas Smith who prolonged his life, Dr. Robert Day who patiently helped him, and the countless loving caregivers from Envision Hospice who served him tenderly. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the Grandview 9th Ward, 1555 North 1350 West, Provo. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, on Friday evening 6-8 p.m. or at the Ward Chapel on Saturday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be emailed to info@bergmortuary.com [Provo Daily Herald, May 13, 2010.]

Clove, Evelyn

Clove, Evelyn

Evelyn Clove

Class of 1921 ~ Honorary. Evelyn Clove. Member of the Class of 1921 as a freshman in 1918.

Clove, Frank

Clove, Frank

Frank and Blanche Clove

Class of 1911. Frank Clove. He received a High School Diploma in 1911. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University (BYU Records Office), Book 4, p. 49. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1915. Frank Clove. He received an AB Degree in 1915. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 4, page 49. ~ ~ ~ ~ Frank Clove was born circa 1891 in Scipio, Millard County, Utah. His parents were James Clove, Sr., and Mary Elizabeth Ivie. Frank married Blanche Blackner on April 26, 1916. [His brother, James Clove, Jr., also graduated with a BYH High School Diploma in the Class of 1911.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Frank Clove, of Provo, Utah, for five years with the engineering corps of the government reclamation service, has left for Washington, D. C., to enter the officers’ training camp for engineers. Source: Salt Lake Mining Review, September 30, 1918 -- Engineers and Millmen Section.

Clove, James, Jr.

Clove, James, Jr.
Salt Lake City, Utah US

James and Sarah Clove

Class of 1910 and 1911. James Clove, Jr. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1910, in the High School Department. Source: 1910 BYU Banyan, BYH section, list on p. 83. ~ ~ ~ ~ James Clove received a High School Diploma in 1911. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 3, p. 182. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1913. James Clove. He received an A.B. Degree in Agriculture in 1913. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 3, page 182. ~ ~ ~ ~ James Clove, Jr., was born on September 9, 1891 in Provo, Utah. His parents were James Clove, Sr., and Mary Elizabeth Ivie. He married Sarah Ann Greer on December 17, 1919. He died on April 18, 1963 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Provo, Utah. [His brother, Frank Clove, also graduated with a High School Diploma in the BYH Class of 1911.]

Clovin, Eleanor

Clovin, Eleanor

Nellie Clovin

Class of 1912. Eleanor (Nellie) Clovin. She received a BYH Art & Manual Training Diploma in 1912. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 3, page 184. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1934. Eleanor (Nellie) Clovin. She received a BS Degree in English in 1934. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 3, page 184.

Cloward, Connie Dee
654 Scenic Drive
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660-2811

Connie and Robert Parsons
  • Work: (801) 798-6442
  • Home: 801-794-0560

Class of 1961. Connie Dee Cloward. Dramatics, Hi-Stepper Service Award, Hi-Stepper Treasurer, F.H.A. Vice President, Commercial Achievement Award, Seminary Graduate. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BS University Studies 1978. BYU Elementary Education Teaching Certificate 1983. Married Robert J. Parsons. Connie and Robert served a mission in the Washington DC South Mission beginning June of 2006. ~ ~ ~ ~ Retired teacher, mother of five, grandmother of 18. Loving retirement. Alternate email: sisterparsons@hotmail.com @2011

Cloward, June

June Cloward

Class of 1948. June Cloward. Her photograph is in the Senior Class section of the 1948 Wildcat Yearbook. ~ ~ ~ ~ IS THIS? June Lucille Cloward Gammett, age 86, of Cottonwood Heights, Utah passed away May 19, 2010. Funeral services will be directed by Anderson & Sons Mortuary, American Fork. [Provo Daily Herald, May 21, 2010.] ~ ~ ~ ~ IS THIS HER OBITUARY? June Lucille Cloward Gammett died May 19, 2010, at her daughter's home in Sandy, Utah. She was born June 7, 1923, in Mackay, Idaho. She was the daughter of George and Ruth Cloward. She was one of nine children. She loved her brothers and sisters and stayed close to them throughout her life. She married Alven G. Gammett, and they were married for 49 years. She was the mother of two daughters, Georgia L. Hanks (Larry B. Hanks) of Sandy, Utah, and Patty Erickson of Folsom, Calif. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved serving her Heavenly Father in many capacities. She particularly enjoyed the temple work she did for many years. June had a rewarding career working in multiple retail establishments. She also provided service to the Idaho Falls Regional Hospital as a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary. She lived life to the fullest at all times and loved to try new experiences. She loved her family and left a wonderful legacy and example for them. She will be put to rest next to her husband, Alven in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Her family is grateful for the kind and loving care provided by Bristol Hospice Services. She is survived by her daughters, 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 E. 100 North in American Fork, Utah. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Idaho Falls. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonmortuary.com [Idaho Falls Post-Register, Saturday,May 22, 2010.]

Cloward, Ora

Cloward, Ora

Ora Cloward

Class of 1920. Ora Cloward. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1920. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 314.

Cloward, Sherman Livingston

Cloward, Sherman Livingston
Provo, Utah US

Sherm and Sheryle Cloward

Class of 1958. Sherm Cloward. Sherm was a three-year Football Letterman, Football Co-Captain in his senior year, two-year Basketball Letterman, starting center in his Senior Year, Letterman’s Club Vice President, Sophomore Class VP, Junior Class VP, Key Club President and District Lt. Governor, Radio & Physics clubs, Band, Chorus, Junior Prom Committee Chair, Junior Achievement Award, and Speaker at Graduation. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU PreMed/PreDent Zoology, 1991. ~ ~ ~ ~ He attended BYU prior to serving an LDS mission to the West Central States (Montana Billings, now). He served as 2nd Counselor in Mission presidency (Assistant to the President). In 1966 Sherm graduated from University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle and as a senior student received the Department Award for Excellence in Periodontics. He served as a Captain in United States Air Force as a dentist from 1966-1968. He moved to Provo and began dental practice in 1968, and retired from practice in 2006 after 37 years. He has served as President of the Provo District Dental Society, and as President of the Utah Academy of General Dentistry. He was a charter member of Clinical Research Associates, and also a charter member of the LDS Academy of Dentists. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and also a Fellow of the International College of Dentists -- a distinction less than 4 percent of dentists achieve. He is also a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American Dental Association. He has served as a counselor in two stake presidencies, as a Bishop, and on two High Councils. He has been president of the Provo Kiwanis Club, Campaign Chair for United Way of Utah County twice, District Campaign Chair for the Boy Scouts of America, and President of the Squaw Peak Chapter of Sons of Utah Pioneers. Sherm built five custom homes that he and his family have lived in, and he has developed numerous office condominiums and over 100 residential condominiums, plus two carwashes and three convenience stores. He married Sheryle Allred, Provo High School Class of 1962 and a former Miss Provo. They are the parents of six children: Kimberlee, Steven, Kristie, Scott, Kevin and Shannon. They are grandparents of 22 ˝ grandchildren, all of Utah County. Sherm and his wife served a mission to the Los Angeles Temple Visitors Center in 2002-2003, and they now serve as ordinance workers at the Provo Temple. Sherm currently serves as High Councilor in the Provo Edgemont Stake. Sherm and Sheryle enjoy traveling, including visits to Alaska, Hawaii, Tahiti, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, London, Paris, Vienna, Rome, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. @2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Dr. Sherman Livingston Cloward DDS, devoted son, husband, father, brother and friend, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2018. Sherm was born on February 15, 1940, to Wells P. and Myrle Cloward in Payson Utah. He attended Peteetneet, Timpanogos and Page Elementary schools. He earned his Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow in the Boy Scouts of America, and helped all three sons earn theirs too. At BY High School he was a 3-year football letterman, co-captain his senior year, 2-year basketball letterman, starting center his senior year, Letterman’s Club Vice President, Sophomore Class VP, Junior Class VP, Key Club President, District Lt. Gov., and a speaker at graduation in the Class of 1958. He attended Brigham Young University from 1958 to 1960 before serving a mission in the Western States Mission (Billings Montana) from March of 1960 to March of 1962. With the help of his parents and Mission President, he applied and was accepted to the University of Washington Dental School in Seattle while still serving on his mission. This allowed him to start Dental School the fall immediately after his mission. After completing his freshman year of Dental School he returned home for the summer and met the love of his life, Sheryle Allred. After a whirlwind two-week courtship they were engaged. Sherm left for fall semester of Dental School and returned to marry Sheryle during Christmas break. They married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, December 20, 1963 before returning to Seattle where they started their family. Upon his graduation in 1966, the young family moved to Victorville, California, where Sherm served in the US Air Force as a Dentist. After being honorably released after two years of service, he and Sheryle moved their growing family back to Provo to start his dental practice. He had a high standard of excellence at work. His patients and employees meant so much to him throughout his professional career and beyond. He always believed in completing many more hours of Continuing Education than the required to be at the forefront of his profession. He became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Many patients who have moved away have reported that their new dentist described Sherm’s work as excellent. Sherm knew how to work hard and play hard; always carving out time from work to vacation with Sheryle, his kids, grandkids, and friends. Next to being a caretaker for Sheryle, traveling was his favorite hobby. Sherm believed in community and church service. He served as President Provo District Dental Society, President of the Utah Academy of General Dentistry, Campaign Chair of the United Way of Utah County, Campaign Chair for the BSA, President of the Provo Kiwanis Club, President of the Cougar Club, and President of the Squaw Peak Chapter of the Utah Sons of Pioneers. During his membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he served as: Oak Hills 5th ward Priest Quorum Advisor, BYU Second ward Bishop, BYU 9th Stake High Councilor, 2nd Counselor in the BYU 13th Stake Presidency, Oak Hills Stake High Councilor, First Counselor in the Bishopric of the Oak Hills 5th ward, and Edgemont Stake High Councilor. In 2002 he and his wife left to serve an LDS mission together at the Los Angeles Temple Visitors Center. They served for 12 months. The last 15 years of his life Sherm has been a devoted care taker to his sweetheart, Sheryle, until his own health no longer allowed him to. He loved her, and his posterity fiercely, and always went to great lengths to host parties so his family spent time together often. His family will be forever grateful for his efforts in building family relationships, and for his strong testimony of Jesus Christ and his Father in Heaven. Sherm is survived by his wife Sheryle, sisters Connie (Bob) Parsons and Kelly Petitt, children Kim (Russ) Tolley, Steve (Ann), Kristie (Tim) Kapp, Scott (Miriam), Kevin (Kristi) and Shannon (Jason) Salmon. He leaves behind 27 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 11 am at the Edgemont Stake Center on 3700 North and 330 West in Provo Utah. A viewing will be held from 6:30 to 8 pm on Tuesday, July 24 at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North in Orem, then again before the funeral, at the Stake Center from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery in Provo. Military Honors to be performed by American Legion Post 72. Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.walkersanderson.com. Sherm’s family would like to thank Sherm and Sheryle’s niece, Wendy Selmos, for her services with hospice and for the amazing team at Legacy Village Assisted Living in Provo, who helped us care for Dad the last two years of his life. [Provo Daily Herald, July 22, 2018]

Cluff, Aleen (Alene)

Cluff, Aleen (Alene)

Aleen Cluff

Class of 1913. Aleen (or Alene) Cluff. Graduated from Brigham Young High School, in the Music Department. Source 1: 1913 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 63-81. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1913. Alene Cluff. She received a BYH Music Diploma in 1913. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 5, page 315.

Cluff, B.

Cluff, B.

B. Cluff

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1906. B. Cluff [male or female?]. Received a Special Certificate in Nursing. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 187.

Cluff, Benjamin, Jr.

Cluff, Benjamin, Jr.
Provo, Utah/Mexico/Calif US

Benjamin Cluff

BYA High School Class of 1883. Benjamin Cluff, Jr. Faculty & Staff. Teacher of Mathematics, Psychology and Bookkeeping, 1882-1903. Third Principal of BY Academy 1892-1895, first President of Brigham Young Academy. In 1903 BYA became Brigham Young University, and so for a matter of months he served as the first President of BYU. ~ ~ ~ ~ Benjamin Cluff, Jr., was born February 7, 1858 in Provo, Utah to Benjamin Cluff, Sr. and Mary Ellen Foster Cluff. His father was a mechanic and carpenter, and his mother was a pioneer of 1852. When Benjamin Jr. was seven years old, he traveled to the Sandwich Islands -- now Hawaii -- to join his father who was on a mission there. Benjamin lived in Laie for five years. He quickly learned the Hawaiian language. He assisted in building the first sugar mill and participated in the manufacturing of sugar. He also helped pick the first cotton crop grown in the islands. The islanders and the Indians fascinated young Benjamin, and he formulated Book of Mormon research to test whether there was any truth in his theory of emigration from the mainland to the islands of the Pacific. Ethnology and archeology came to life for the young scholar. When he was twelve years of age, Benjamin Jr. returned to Logan, Utah to help his father in the carpentry business. He didn't like attending school until, at the age of fifteen, a sudden change in attitude set him on a search for knowledge and an education. At seventeen his uncle, William W. Cluff, then President of the Summit Stake, invited Benjamin Jr. to come to Coalville, Utah where the young man worked in the tithing office and in the post office for two years. He also became librarian of the Coalville City Library and delighted in the opportunity to peruse the books held in the library. Surrounded by knowledge and thirsting for more, he decided to travel to Provo, where he hoped to attend the newly established Brigham Young Academy. In May of 1877, undeterred by the 65-mile distance between himself and campus, Benjamin Jr. set out for Brigham Young Academy on foot. He carried only an umbrella and a small bundle of clothing. After stopping overnight to visit an uncle on a ranch between Park City and Kamas, he got a ride just outside of Park City, and soon the nineteen-year-old man arrived in Provo. Harvey H. Cluff, a director of the new Academy, introduced the young man to its brand-new principal, Karl G. Maeser. The principal reportedly shook Cluff's hand and gave him a warm greeting. "It is an honor and a pleasure to meet and welcome into our school a young man with an ambition to fit himself for service in God's kingdom," Maeser said. "You will be happy here." The young man dedicated himself to attend the Academy, which was then located in the Lewis Building, but the first school year was just three weeks from closing. During the summer he was employed hauling coal and supplies between Provo and Coalville. His father offered him a one-third interest in a good farm in Wasatch County, but the son told his father, "If you release me to go to school, I will never ask you for assistance." The next morning Cluff was in Provo and began attending BY Academy classes. It was the fall term of 1877, and he was hired as a part-time janitor to help him with his expenses. Benjamin Jr. excelled as a student, and was invited to become a member of the Normal Class. Soon he was appointed a teacher in the BY Academy Primary Department. He studied school organization and continued with his education until one day Principal Maeser called him to his office and informed him that the Church needed missionaries in the Islands. Cluff had lived there, and still spoke the native language. Benjamin wondered aloud if he should not first finish his schooling, but Principal Maeser assured him that his schooling was primarily intended to prepare him for a mission, and that his mission would prepare him for life. Though the call was unexpected and school was just starting, he left in October of 1878, served a successful mission in Hawaii, and returned to Brigham Young Academy in 1882. He graduated from the Academy's high school in the Class of 1883. He returned to Provo and Brigham Young Academy, where he was employed as an instructor. He joined the faculty along with former fellow Academy students, James E. Talmage, Joseph M. Tanner, and Joseph B. Keeler. On Sunday evening, January 27, 1884, a fire, which started in the chemistry lab, completely destroyed the Lewis building. The Academy moved into temporary quarters, including Provo's ZCMI warehouse. In August of 1884, Benjamin married Mary Jane John, the daughter of President David John, and was appointed Stake Superintendent of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA). Benjamin Cluff's education and mission experiences had given him a deep desire to further his education. In 1886, he requested and received a leave of absence from his teaching responsibilities. He made the trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan where he enrolled in the University of Michigan. There he purchased a coal oil lamp and began to study. He received his bachelor's and master's degree from this university. At the University of Michigan, Cluff distinguished himself as a scholar. He polished his skills in writing and debating by defending the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in print and in open forums. While in Ann Arbor he debated before the student body a question of national interest, "Resolved, that Utah is ready for Statehood." That experience made him a marked man, and many challenges were hurled at him as long as he was on campus. He accepted as many debates and conferences as his schooling permitted. He graduated in the upper brackets of his class with a B.S. degree in 1890, one of the first Utahans to earn a degree from an eastern university. Cluff formed a close friendship with the president of the University of Michigan at that time, James Burrill Angell. This association influenced and enhanced his views on the future of higher education. While at the University of Michigan, Cluff was also exposed to the works of several of the most influential educators of his time, including Charles W. Eliot, John Dewey and Aaron B. Hinsdale. He became determined to bring many new educational ideas back to Brigham Young Academy and use them to strengthen the academic reputation of his young alma mater. In 1890 Cluff returned to Provo and Brigham Young Academy, where he was employed as an instructor in Mathematics. He was also appointed assistant principal. Between 1883 and 1903 he taught Primary Education, Mathematics, Psychology, Bookkeeping, and Didactics. In 1891 Professor Cluff launched a summer school designed to provide in-service training for teachers in the region. The instructor of the Summer School was to be a prominent educator. Colonel Francis W. Parker of the Cook County Normal College was the first instructor in 1892. Other instructors included James Baldwin from the University of Texas, and Burk A. Hinsdale from the University of Michigan. Cluff actively encouraged educators to come to Utah and share their knowledge with the students and faculty of Brigham Young Academy. In 1885, following the fire that devastated the Lewis Building, The Academy rented the upper story of Provo's ZCMI warehouse for the temporary use of the Academy. About the same time, a city block of land on Fifth North was purchased, and a large foundation was laid, only to lie dormant for seven years for lack of funding. When Benjamin Cluff returned from Ann Arbor, he became a vigorous leader in planning and working to complete the new building. By the late fall of 1892 the second and third stories were completed. Members of the Academy's Board came forward and mortgaged their own private property to aid in completing the facility. The curriculum for a four-year high school was designed, and in January of 1892, the school moved to its long-awaited new quarters. When the new Academy Building was dedicated on January 4, 1892, the principalship of the Academy formally passed from Karl G. Maeser to Benjamin Cluff, Jr. It was a memorable occasion and an estimated 1,000 people from all over the Utah Territory participated the ceremonies. At the time, beloved leader Karl G. Maeser said of himself and the new building, "The old man taught in a cabin, but they have built a palace for his boys." But when the dedicatory services for the Academy Building had ended, Benjamin Cluff, Jr., turned his full attention to the hard realities of his new position. Cluff lengthened class periods from half an hour to one hour, increased expectations of the faculty, increased the reading and writing requirements expected of students, and added new courses to the curriculum, including psychology, a subject new to western academia. He made every effort to organize the school as a leading normal training institution -- preparing LDS teachers for employment throughout the Church -- with full courses in kindergarten, primary, academic (high school), commerce, and missionary divisions. Much of this academic planning came directly from Benjamin Cluff. Even at this early date it was obvious that Cluff was working toward the goal of transforming the Academy into both a secondary school and a school of higher education -- a goal that was realized eleven years later in 1903. Upon being named Principal, Cluff had immediately identified three main problems that faced the Academy, and he began to work with his faculty, Board and Church leaders to solve them. The first problem was the emergence of a rival proposal to establish a university in Salt Lake City which would serve as the center of the Church's educational system. Cluff felt this move was a serious threat to the support and even the survival of Brigham Young Academy in Provo. The second problem was the alarming deterioration of the financial condition of the school during the last years of Principal Maeser's administration, significantly precipitated by the expense of the new building. And third, Cluff knew that in order to improve the scholastic standing and educational program of the Academy, he would need to seek and win greater and more dependable support from the General Authorities and the General Board of Education of the Church. The most serious of the three problems was the worst financial crisis in the history of the Academy — even worse than the many crises that had plagued the Maeser administration. The leaders of the LDS Church became very aware that the Church needed acceptable, educated leaders, and at their urging, Professor Cluff readily accepted the opportunity to return to Michigan in 1893 to obtain a Master's Degree, and then tour the leading schools in the northern U.S. and parts of Canada to obtain guidance for building the Provo curriculum. From the beginning, Brigham Young Academy was an independent private school. It was not officially sponsored by the LDS Church. It is true that it received some sporadic income from the charitable donations of private individuals and various LDS wards and stakes, and a small income from student tuition, but a significant factor was the sacrificial service of the faculty, many of whom survived by farming, and were paid little or nothing. Cluff soon came to the conclusion that the only real solution to the school's many financial problems was for the Academy to seek and obtain the official sponsorship and financial support of the LDS Church. He wrote that "one evening while returning from a walk down town and while studying deeply over the future of the Academy, the thought came to me like an inspiration: 'Give the school to the Church.' Immediately my mind was at rest. I knew that it was the right thing to do." Although similar suggestions had been made and rejected a number of times in the past, on July 18, 1896, he formally requested this action, and this time the Board of Trustees officially agreed to incorporate the primary, middle and high school, and the institution was adopted as an official educational institution of the LDS Church. Regarding the use of the title "Principal" and "President", on July 20, 1895 the BYA Board of Trustees determined that "Principal" would apply to heads of departments, and the title "President" would now apply to former principal Cluff, so he became the first President of Brigham Young Academy. Utah achieved statehood in 1896, and student registration was opened to non-Mormons for the first time. Cluff interviewed and hired the first non-Mormon to be employed on the regular faculty. Miss Abby Celestia Hale served for three years as director of the Elementary Training School. A teacher, she was the niece of Edward Everett Hale, US Senate Chaplain and author of the story, "Man Without A Country". Her work as adjudged to have achieved the highest standards. To further dignify the leadership of President Cluff, in 1898 the Board conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Didactics. By the time Cluff retired on December 23, 1903, BYA had become BYU, he had served as the first President of the University for about six months, and the school had begun to resemble other young universities of that era. The practices and standards established during Cluff’s administration continued to play a vital role in the evolving history of what would become Brigham Young High School and Brigham Young University. He established the foundation for future accreditation of the University in the 1920s. President Benjamin Cluff, Jr. was followed by President George Brimhall in 1903. Brimhall had served as the fourth Principal of the Academy's high school program from 1895 to 1900. "Benjamin Cluff was a strong and resourceful leader who ranks among the leading educators of Utah," according to Bryant Stringham Hinckley, one of Cluff's former students, who graduated from BYA high school in 1885. "In his prime he was a man to be reckoned with - a good organizer, fearless, and aggressive," said Hinckley. The following are some of the specific innovations and accomplishments of the Cluff administration: • Brigham Young Academy was dissolved in 1903, and was replaced by Brigham Young University and Brigham Young High School. • Class periods were lengthened from one-half hour to one hour, allowing teachers to present more material in a focused time period. • Cluff initiated a summer school to provide in-service continuing education for teachers in the region, and imported leading American educators as instructors. • BY Academy started a formal missionary training program to enhance the effectiveness of new missionaries. • Cluff formed the Student Loan Association, making it easier for students to stay in school until they had completed their programs. • Cluff stressed higher learning among faculty and students; many went east or to California for additional education. • Intercollegiate athletics were introduced to BYA, generating media attention and increased alumni loyalty. • The Athletic Association was organized, promoting safety and academic standards for athletes. • The Academy adopted school colors — blue and white — the first educational institution in Utah to do so. • Annie Pike Greenwood wrote the "College Song." • Class leaders were elected by students, beginning with the Class of 1891. Classes also selected mottos, class colors, and created class banners, fostering lifetime friendships. • Cluff instituted Founders Day, featuring concerts, dances, parades, ball games, athletic meets, cross-country races, and academic processions. • The school's first viable newspaper, the White and Blue, began publication. It became a vehicle for many types of progress. • Cluff persuaded leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to incorporate BY Academy as an officially sponsored organization of the Church, and eventually, to add a university to the school. • The Alumni Association was organized, and it began to hold annual dinners and maintain historical records. • Several new facilities were endowed, including the Holt Laboratory of Physics, the Magleby Laboratory of Chemistry, the Hinckley Laboratory of Natural Sciences, the Beckstead Laboratory of General Mechanics, and the Warren Smith Library of General Science Works. • College Hall with its large auditorium, and the Elementary Training School Building with a gymnasium on its top floor, were built during his administration; the Missionary-Preparatory Building (later known as the Arts Building) was completed nine months after the end of his administration. • The student body grew from 386 to 825; the faculty increased from 28 to 57; and the library expanded from 1,053 to 5,432 volumes. By the time Benjamin Cluff, Jr. completed his tenure on December 23, 1903, the school had become Brigham Young University, and Cluff was its first President. At the request of President Cluff, the change from Brigham Young Academy to Brigham Young University, and Brigham Young University High School, took place on October 3, 1903. In the same year, the Board accepted the resignation of Cluff, and he was formally released on December 23rd, having served the school in various executive positions since 1882, and as President since 1892. Benjamin Cluff Jr. possessed a lifelong desire to do archeological research to prove the veracity of the Book of Mormon. In 1900 President Cluff had been granted a leave of absence to lead a group of explorers on an expedition to South America. Travel to and from the Mormon colonies in Mexico was commonplace in those days, but Mormon exploration beyond the colonies was rare, and Cluff felt that this was the time to begin. On April 17, 1900, a group of well outfitted men left the Academy campus in Provo, led by a brass band and followed by most of the student body, on a march to Spanish Fork. There a grand reception was held, food was served, final speeches were made, and soon the little group departed to continue its trek to Mexico and South America. The full story of this expedition is full of adventures, successes and disappointments, but should be told elsewhere. President Cluff returned to Provo on February 7, 1902, disappointed and without the archeological evidences that he had sought. However, a naturalist on the expedition, Chester Van Buren, went on to Columbia, South America, and remained in the jungles until 1903, returning with some 1200 birds, snakes, mammals, Indian patterns, etc., to fill a museum on campus. This museum was established by Professor Van Buren, Professor Edwin H. Smart, and a student, George Talmage. For many years College Hall had a very lifelike exhibition of the Amazon jungle. After his retirement from BYU, Cluff pursued a life's ambition to find proof or Book of Mormon evidences, and strata in Native American history. He paid all of his debts, gave homage to his colleagues, and moved his large family to Mexico. From there he established a rubber plantation, from which he hoped to launch additional efforts in ancient history. However, he experienced incredible hardships, placed his confidence in people who did not deserve it, and his plantation failed. He suffered massive losses from theft and deception. He eventually left Mexico for California, where he engaged in the grocery business, and served in the Church as occasion presented itself. One of the last Mormon polygamists, Cluff first married Mary Jane John [a BYA student] on August 16, 1883. He second married Harriet Cullmore on December 17, 1886. He third married Florence Reynolds in Mexico. Benjamin Cluff, Jr., died on June 16, 1948 in California at the age of 90 years. For distinguished service to the University, the Church, and his native state, the BYU Alumni Association conferred upon Cluff the Distinguished Service Award in 1946. The University further honored him by naming a new botanical building the "Benjamin Cluff Jr. Plant Science Laboratory", a nursery for the University's expanded landscaping and beautification program, and for the scientific research of three departments: Agronomy, Botany and Horticulture. The Benjamin Cluff Jr. Annual Lecture was established at BYU in 2003. It was designed to bring the nation’s top educators to the BYU campus to expose students to new ideas, and to foster a growing dialogue about how to make education better, an ongoing legacy of the first president of Brigham Young University.

Cluff, Bernice

Cluff, Bernice

Bernice Cluff

Class of 1920. Bernice Cluff. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1920. Source 1: 1920 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, page 65-85. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1920. Bernice Cluff. She received a High School Diploma in 1920. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 146.

Cluff, D. F.

Cluff, D. F.
Provo, Utah US

D. F. Cluff

Faculty & Staff. D. F. Cluff (M or F?), Training School, 1899-1900.

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