Alphabetical Alumni

Collins, Sue
139 South 400 East
Lindon, Utah 84042-2120 US

Sue and Grant Speed
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Class of 1955. Sue Collins. 1955 Student Body President. 1954 Student Body Secretary. Chorus, Pep Club, Notre Maison, Representative Girl, Senior Hop Committee, Soph Week, Honor Roll. BYU 1959. Married Grant Speed, a school teacher and sculptor, and they had three children. Sue Collins was the first and only female ever to be elected Student Body President of BY High. @2005

Collins, Wendell (1920)

Collins, Wendell (1920)

Wendell Collins

Class of 1920. Wendell Collins. He received a BYH Business Diploma in 1920. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 12.

Collins, Wendell Kay (1958)

Collins, Wendell Kay (1958)
Provo, Utah US

Kay and Gloria Collins

Class of 1958. Wendell Kay Collins. Contest Play, Weber Meet, Radio Physics, Band, Assembly Sound, Junior Prom Floor Show, Senior Hop Assembly, Senior Sluff Day Committee. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Wendell Kay Collins, 63, (formerly of Provo) died at his home on Monday, July 5th, 2004. Kay was born September 5th, 1940, to Wendell Davis and Leah Belle Oakley Collins. He attended Provo schools and graduated from BY High in 1958. Kay then attended BYU where he studied sound engineering and was an avid student of physics and the social sciences as well. Kay began dating the love of his life, Gloria Sargent of Springville, in 1962 and they had an unusually fun courtship. The two married March 11th, 1965. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on their wedding anniversary in 1970, and they would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary next Spring. Kay Collins was a man of integrity and compassion. He was a quick study and developed skill and expertise in every field in which he ever engaged. Kay worked as a camera operator and sound engineer for three years at KSL in Salt Lake City. He then became Technical Services Manager for Audio Visual Operations at BYU for seventeen years where he was later described by a previous employee as the kindest man I ever worked for. Kay oversaw sound and lighting for concerts, BYU devotionals and firesides, basketball and football games, and organized a crew that helped him provide sound services for the early years of the annual Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti, Utah. In 1979 he left to expand his business of Carousel Recording (begun in 1963) to Carousel Service Center. Kay became President of a union local, Provo City Mayoral candidate, and County Delegate. Kay was part of the Production team for such movies as Footloose (1983), Newsies (1990), and Swing Kids (1991). For 51 years he was the sound and lighting director for Colleen Collins Smiths Dance Studio in Provo, Utah; and for the last several years Kay has operated sound for the end-of-year dance festivals in the Provo School District for several schools. From 1988-1998 Kay was a member of the team that created and operated Disneylands incredible Fantasmic water/laser show. And from 1994 to 2004 he focused his business on the installation of immaculate audio-visual systems in corporate conference rooms, government buildings, many K-12 schools from Weber County to Utah County, as well as Weber State University, Westminster College, and the University of Utah. Kay is survived by his wife, Gloria Sargent Collins; children: Teri Collins Martin (Tom), LeeAn Collins Pay (Lynn), Blair Merle Collins (Cathi), and Robert Kay Collins (Heather); grandchildren: Joshua Thomas Martin, Camille Pay, Mariah Pay, Brayden Lynn Pay, David Kay Collins, Sarah Lauren Collins, Matthew Donald Collins, and Johnathan Craig Collins; sisters: Colleen Collins Smith (Provo, Utah), and Louise Collins Sward (Bob) (Bountiful, Utah); and several cousins, nephews, and nieces. [Provo Daily Herald, published July 9, 2004]

Colovich, Donald G.
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Don and Karma/Jovita Colovich

Class of 1946 ~ Honorary. Donald G. Colovich. Don Colovich attended BY High and was an All-State football player. He attended BYH for three years and needed to graduate from high school early in order to get a football scholarship to the University of Nevada. Prior to BYH, he had attended Tintic High School. His old principal at Tintic told him, if Don would bring his transcript from BY High, he would graduate him early from Tintic High so he could get to the University of Nevada in time for spring football training. This actually happened, and Don officially graduated from Tintic High. Before they took the class photos for the BYH Class of 1946, Don had already left. However, his photo can be found in the football pages of the 1946 yearbook, standing next to Karol Bills. Donald G. Colovich first married Karma Wright (dec.) They had seven children. He second married Jovita (Jovy) Tongson. Jovy worked as a health care assistant. (Photo of Don and Jovita can be found in the reunion section of the Class of 1949.) ~ ~ ~ ~ FIRST WIFE'S OBITUARY: God knew you were suffering, that the hills were hard to climb, So he gently closed your eyelids, And whispered "peace be thine". In tears we watched you sinking. We watched you fade away, Our hearts were nearly broken, You fought so hard to stay. It broke our hearts to see you go, But you did not go alone. For a part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, sister-in-law, and friend, Karma Wright Colovich, died Jan. 30, 1996 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born December 14, 1931 in Ogden, Utah, a daughter of Charles Edward and Emily Ronalda Wright. Married Donald G. Colovich on June 4, 1954 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She was talented in many ways, accomplished musician and clothes designer and shared her talents with many. She served in many positions in the LDS Church. She was loved by all who knew her. Survived by husband, Don; six daughters and one son: Karla Colovich (Robert) Jennings; Karen Colovich (Scott) Johnson; Kaylene Colovich (Pete) Hunziker; Kristene Colovich (Robert) Eller; Kapreal Colovich (Scott) Faulk; Kandace Colovich (Paul) Nederhand; Donald Wright Colovich; mother, Emily Ronalda Wright VanWoerkom; sister, LaVon (Henry) Pardina; sister-in-law, Maxine Wright; 15 grandchildren; many nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her father, brother, E. Wayne Wright, and granddaughter, Melissa Jennings. Funeral services were held Friday, February 2, 1996 in Salt Lake City. Interment, Elysian Burial Gardens. The family suggested contributions to the MS Society. [Deseret News, Wednesday, January 31, 1996.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Donald George Colovich, January 28, 1929 - July 5, 2017. Our beloved, father, stepfather, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend, Donald George Colovich, 88, passed away July 5th 2017, at his second home, the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah after a valiant battle with Diabetes, Renal Failure and Leukemia. Donald was born January 28th, 1929 in Eureka, Utah son of Samuel D. and Sarah Marx Colovich. He grew up in Eureka and received his academic diploma at Tintic High School in 1946. Additionally, he was outstanding in athletics and a valuable member of the football team for BY High School 1946. He received an athletic scholarship to the University Nevada Reno. Instead he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1946 and was immediately spotted for his talent in football. He was stationed at the San Diego Marine Base where he continued to display his athletic abilities. He proudly served at the Headquarters in the Service Battalion, Flat Marine Force, in Pearl Harbor. He became a Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1952. While attending Brigham Young University he met and married his loving wife, Karma Wright on June 4, 1954 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He went on to receive his Bachelors of Science Degree at BYU in Business Management in 1956. He established his business, Midvalley Decorating, which he owned and operated for many years. He enjoyed storytelling, fishing, hunting, and many other outdoor activities. He held many positions within the LDS Church. Because of Don’s kind and compassionate nature he was surrounded with lifelong friends and family. He played an active role in shaping the lives of many youth while serving as a scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America for 40+ years. He was nominated for and received the Silver Beaver Award. Don leaves behind a legacy of six daughters Karla (Robert), Karen (Scott), Kaylene (ex-Pete) Kristene (Bob), Kapreal (Scott), Kandace (ex-Paul) and one son Donald “Donny”; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Jewel Colovich; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Don and Karma were married 42 years. Upon her passing he married Jovita Rivera of which he was known as “Daddy Don” to six stepchildren; Elaine, Kit, Engelbert, Roxanne, Alpha, and Oyah, 18 step-grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Dimitre Colovich and Sarah Marx Colovich, wife Karma, son Donald Wright Colovich, wife Jovita, 4 brothers Ted, Bob, Ray, Jack; 2 sisters Helen and Darlene; 2 granddaughters Melissa and Danielle. The family would like to give a special thanks to the VA Medical Center, University Hospital, Moran Eye Center, and the numerous doctors, nurses, staff/personnel, and Rides for Wellness, Meals on Wheels, Wasatch dialysis. Our sincere gratitude to the US Marine Corps that will be participating at our father’s graveside services. Special thanks to both the Highland Lake Ward and Farm Hills Ward members. Also special thanks to our father’s dearest friends, Donald Wiest & Leif Dahlstrom and family. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 11 am, Hyland Lake Ward, 981 East Revere Circle (just north of 5600 South). Viewing will be held Monday, July 10, 2017 from 6-8 at Murray Memorial Mortuary 5850 South 900 East, Murray, Utah. A viewing will also be held from 10 to 11 am prior to services on Tuesday. Interment, Elysian Burial Gardens,1075 East 4580 South, Millcreek, Utah. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or your favorite charity of your choice. [MemorialUtah.com - July 8, 2017]

Colton, Byron Owen

Colton, Byron Owen
Roosevelt, Utah US

Byron and Helen Colton

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1900, and BYU Graduate Class of 1904. He was born February 15, 1882 in Provo, Utah. He married Helen Merkley, and they have nine children. He died November 8, 1973 in Vernal, Utah, and is buried in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery near Vernal. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy became Brigham Young University in 1903, located on one square block on University Avenue in Provo, Utah. When Byron Owen Colton was a senior at BYU, he became the senior candidate -- Class of 1904 -- for the first president of the student body, but was defeated by his cousin, Warren A. Colton, a junior who was the candidate of the Class of 1905. Warren had the edge because he was a part-time teacher and therefore a member of the BYU faculty. However, at a December 21, 1903 meeting of the new BYU student body organization, a committee of five students was appointed to head an effort to procure additional land for the campus suitable for athletic and other building purposes. Byron Owen Colton was named Chairman. Apparently most students and faculty felt campus growth was a hopeless cause, but not Byron Colton. On January 11, 1904, Mr. Colton forcefully presented a formal request to the President and members of the Provo City Council, requesting that the City sell its land on Temple Hill to BYU. Through Colton's hard work and leadership that convinced others that this was the best route to follow, this sale was actually accomplished, overcoming much reluctance from many people who believed that an LDS temple should be built there. With the establishment of BYU activities on the Upper Campus, the modern era of the University began, thanks to the right leader being in the right place at the right time. Byron Owen Colton, BY Academy High School Class of 1900 graduate, was the leader who achieved that key breakthrough. ~ ~ ~ ~ Brigham Young University Graduate, Class of 1904. Byron O. Colton. He received the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree at the 1904 Commencement, Spring of 1904. Source: 1904 Commencement Program, BYU Special Collections, UA 1008, Box 1, Folder 2. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Students Record of Class Standings, B.Y. Academy, Book 2, p. 14. ~ ~ ~ ~ He led a quiet life as farmer and irrigation engineer, and became Water Commissioner of Uintah, Lakefork, Duchesne and Strawberry rivers (1931 through 1961). He was active in Church activities, government, civic and social activities, and never sought recognition for his efforts that positively changed the face and direction of BYU forever.

Colton, Don Byron

Colton, Don Byron
Provo, Utah US

Don and 2 Colton

BY Academy High School Commercial Class of 1895. D. B. Colton. Source: Salt Lake Tribune, May 23, 1895. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Don Byron Colton, Training School, 1900-1902. Bio to come.

Colton, Elmo S.

Elmo Colton

BYH Class Year Unknown? [NOT Class of 1940, and does not appear with any senior class in any BYH yearbook.] His parents: Byron and Helen Colton, who had nine children, seven of whom attended BY High School. They were: Ruth Colton [BYH Class of 1929?]; Lula Colton Dudley [BYH Class of 1931?](married ____ Dudley); Merrill Byron Colton [BYH Class of 1934?] (married Edith Emily Hancock); Margaret Colton Wyler (married ____ Wyler); Gordon LeRoy Colton; Elmo S. Colton [BYH Class of 1940?]; Miles Merkley Colton [BYH Class of 1942?]; Sarah Colton Neilsen [BYH Class of 1944?] (married Calvin Emil Neilsen); and Grace Eleanor Colton [BYH Class of 1946?] (married ___ Berrett).

Colton, Grace Eleanor
Provo, Utah US

Grace and Verne Berrett

BYH Class Year Unknown? [Not Class of 1946 -- unable to find her name with any senior class in any BYH yearbook.] She married Verne Russell Berrett. Her parents were Byron Owen Colton and Helen Merkley Colton, who had nine children, seven of whom attended BY High School. They were: Ruth Colton [BYH Class of 1929?]; Lula Colton Dudley [BYH Class of 1931?](married ____ Dudley); Merrill Byron Colton [BYH Class of 1934?] (married Edith Emily Hancock); Margaret Colton Wyler (married ____ Wyler); Gordon LeRoy Colton; Elmo S. Colton [BYH Class of 1940?]; Miles Merkley Colton [BYH Class of 1942?]; Sarah Colton Neilsen [BYH Class of 1944?] (married Calvin Emil Neilsen); and Grace Eleanor Colton [BYH Class of 1946?] (married ___ Berrett). ~~~~ OBITUARY OF SPOUSE ~~~~ Our beloved father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Verne Russell Berrett, passed away on November 22, 2000, after a courageous battle with giloblast-oma (brain cancer). Verne was born September 12, 1928, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He met Grace Eleanor Colton at BYU and they married in 1955. They have been married 45 1/2 years. Verne was a devoted father and husband. He loved the outdoors, fishing, and hunting. He served many years as a Church mission leader and missionary, ward clerk, Sunday School President, Cub Scout Leader, Singles Leader, home teacher, and as an ardent worker in the Provo Temple. Verne is survived by his wife and his sons: Edwin, Tony, and James; and his daughters: Michelle Berrett Burton, Laura Berrett Pead, Louise Berrett Madsen, Julie Berrett Hollingworth and Ginger Berrett Seaman. He is also survived by brothers, Richard H. Berrett, William Brian Berrett and sister, Sharon Berrett Stark, 20 awesome grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 27, 2000 in Provo. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hill Cemetery. [Deseret News, Sunday, November 26, 2000.]

Colton, Hugh W.

Colton, Hugh W.
Vernal, Utah US

Hugh & Marguerite Colton

Class of 1920. Hugh W. Colton. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1920. Source 1: 1920 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, page 65-85. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1920. Hugh Colton. He received a High School Diploma in 1920. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 258. ~ ~ ~ ~ Born in Ashley Valley, Utah, Colton obtained his early education in Uintah County public schools and graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1920. After returning from a mission for the Church in the eastern states, he enrolled in the University of Utah as a pre-law student. Following graduation and marriage to Marguerite Maughan, he moved to Washington, D. C., and enrolled in George Washington University Law School. While in law school Colton persuaded his lifelong friend, J. Willard Marriott, to come to Washington, D.C. Together they borrowed money to start a new business venture, a nine-seat A&W root beer stand, later known as the “Hot Shoppe,” the forerunner of the present Marriott Corporation. Convinced that his future was in the West, Colton sold his interest in the Hot Shoppe to the Marriotts and returned to Vernal, Utah, where he started the general practice of law in 1929. He also served several terms as Uintah County attorney. His Church service included high council work and counselor in a stake presidency. Colton’s military service during World War I1 involved command of units that were in combat on D-Day. He also commanded units that built the first bridges in France, Holland, and Germany. During his years in Uintah County he worked on the Upper Colorado River Project, was chairman of the four-state promotion committee for the Colorado River Storage Project, and assisted in the organization of the Uintah Water Conservancy District. He was also president of the Uintah Cattlemen’s and the Utah Cattlemen’s Associations and vice president of the American National Cattlemen’s Association. The Coltons are the parents of four children, including a son, who returned to the Marriott Corporation and is currently senior vice president, general counsel, and a director of the corporation. Two of the Coltons’ grandchildren - David and Carolyn - are graduates of the J. Reuben Clark Law School. Hugh W Colton’s life provides a study in contrasts - from the foundations of one of the country’s largest corporations to the practice of country law. Describing Hugh W Colton, BYU Law School Dean Bruce Hafen states: “The writer Bellamy Partridge concluded some years ago that ‘the country lawyer, as he existed between the days of Abraham Lincoln and Calvin Coolidge, is no more.’ But in the life of Hugh W. Colton, we find embodied the same independence, versatility, and boundless sense of public service that have long characterized that noble strand in the heritage of the legal profession: the country lawyer. The Colton endowment will help keep that valuable heritage alive in the minds of our law students for the long-range benefit of both city and country.” [Fall 1988, The Clark Memorandum, published by the J. Reuben Clark Society of the J Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: WWII VET, HOT SHOPPES CO-FOUNDER DIES AT 89. Hugh Wilkins Colton, a highly decorated World War II veteran, civic leader and co-founder of what would later become the Marriott Corp., died at his home in Vernal on April 14. He was 89. Colton was born January 11, 1901 in Maeser, Uintah County, to Sterling Driggs and Nancy Adeline Wilkins Colton. His parents were among the original settlers of eastern Utah's Ashley Valley, and his father was sheriff when Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were riding the area. Colton graduated from the University of Utah, where he met his wife of 65 years, Marguerite Maughan. He served as secretary to the late Senator Reed Smoot and as secretary of the Public Buildings Commission while working on a law degree at George Washington University. It was also during that time in 1927 that Colton and his life-long friend J. Willard Marriott opened the first Hot Shoppes restaurants in Washington, D.C., which would later evolve into the worldwide Marriott Corporation. Colton sold his interest in the venture to Marriott for $5,000 after helping open three Hot Shoppes. He returned to Ashley Valley to practice law and raise cattle. His ranching operation was known for his blue ribbon cattle and horses, particularly its Clydesdale horses. He served as president and a director of the Unitah County and the Utah State Cattlemen's associations, a vice president and director of the American Cattlemen's Association, and a director of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. He received the state association's Distinguished Cattleman's Award in 1972. Colton was also recognized as an expert in grazing, water and natural resources law. He served several terms as county and city attorney and was still seeing clients only a day or two before his death. He was recognized in 1989 by the Utah State Bar for his 60 years as a member of the association. He was interested in water conservation and development and was active in obtaining funding for the Upper Colorado River Project and the building of dams in eastern Utah. He was instrumental in forming the Uintah Water Conservancy District and was a director of the Utah Water and Power Board. He was a member of the Utah National Guard, where he commanded Company B of the 115th Combat Engineer Battalion, which was called into active duty prior to Pearl Harbor. With a wife and four children at home, Colton landed in Normandy on ``D Day'' as commander of the 1104th Engineer Combat Group, which built bridges, fences and other support for armored and infantry divisions in Europe. While in Europe, he was promoted to Colonel by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was also one of Utah's highest decorated WWII veterans, receiving a Purple Heart, Silver Star with an oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, French Croix de Guerre and a Belgium Medal of Honor. In civic and church service, Colton was president of the Vernal Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club and Rodeo, and chairman of the finance committees for the Uintah County Hospital and Ashley Stake Center. He served in many leadership positions in the LDS Church and spent 27 months in the church's Eastern States Mission. Interment, Maeser Fairview Cemetery. [Deseret News, Monday, April 16, 1990.] ~ ~ ~ ~ DEATH: MARGUERITE BAXTER MAUGHAN COLTON. Marguerite Baxter Maughan Colton, 93, of Vernal, died quietly and peacefully at her home in Maeser Friday, November 17, 1995. Marguerite was born April 29, 1902 in Wellsville, Utah to William H. and Margaret Baxter Maughan, one of nine children. She was blessed by her father and given the name of Margaret Baxter Maughan, but has always been known to family and friends as Marguerite. She attended school in Wellsville and then went to Brigham Young College in Logan, and later the University of Utah where she served as president of the Associated Women Students and received her teaching degree. It was at the University of Utah where she met Hugh Wilkins Colton and they were married on September 3, 1925 in the Salt Lake Temple. She and her husband, Hugh, moved to Washington, D.C. for several years while he was pursuing his law degree and she taught school. They then returned to Vernal, Utah, where Hugh was an attorney and a rancher and Marguerite left teaching to rear a family of three sons and a daughter. During World War II while her husband served in the Army in Europe, Marguerite managed the family, the ranch and organized the Uintah Service Association, where she personally wrote all the men and women in the service from Vernal. She was also PTA president, regional and state PTA officer, State Vice President of the Barrister Wives; American Legion Auxiliary president; Lady Lions president; officer of the Beaux Arts Literary Club, Uintah and Utah Cowbelles; vice chairwoman of Uintah County Republican Party; and vice president of Utah Republican Women. Also appointed to the Utah Bicentennial Commission and served as the chair of Region Six. Marguerite has always been a faithful and active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served faithfully in many callings. She served in the Stake Primary presidency, Stake Sunday School, Relief Society teacher, ward Young Women's president, and many other positions. She loved to teach Sunday School and touched the lives of many young people. Marguerite received many recognitions, including nomination for Utah's Mother of the Year, Uintah County Outstanding Woman of the Year, "Who's Who in Vernal," and having the Bicentennial Pavilion in Vernal named after her. She will be greatly missed by her family: Sterling Don Colton of Bethesda, Maryland (currently serving as the mission president of the Vancouver, Canada mission with his wife, Eleanor Ricks Colton); Hugh Maughan Colton and his wife, Colleen Simper Colton of Vernal and Bountiful; John Phillip Colton and wife, Barbara Snyder Colton of Vienna, Austria; son-in-law, Robert L. Bradley, husband of Nancy Wilkins Colton Bradley, who died in 1983, St. Siffret, France; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held November 24, 1995, in Vernal, Utah. Interment, Maeser Fairview Cemetery. [Deseret News, Wednesday, November 22, 1995.] More ~ ~ ~ ~ Colton, Hugh Wilkens, 1901-1990. Born to Sterling Driggs Colton and Nancy Wilkens Colton on 11 January 1901, in a family home on Ashley Creek, Maeser, Vernal, Uintah County, Utah. He died 14 April 1990 (89) at home in Maeser, Vernal, Utah. He was the youngest of ten; his mother was 48 when he was born. He served in the Eastern States Mission from 1920 to 1923 (27 months). He served under Presidents George W. McCune and B. H. Roberts. He was District President and Assistant to President Roberts. Following his mission he married Marguerite Maughan, on 23 September 1925, in the Salt Lake City Temple. Together they had four children (Sterling Don (donor), Nancy Carol (Bradley), Hugh Maughan, and John Phillip). He earned a law degree from George Washington University Law School and practiced law in Uintah County from 1929 until his death. He was also called to active military duty for the Combat Engineers, National Guard, and fought in several battles during World War II. Source.

Colton, Lula

Colton, Lula

Lula Dudley

Class of 1931? Her parents: Byron and Helen Colton, who had nine children, seven of whom attended BY High School. They were: Ruth Colton [BYH Class of 1929?]; Lula Colton Dudley [BYH Class of 1931?](married ____ Dudley); Merrill Byron Colton [BYH Class of 1934?] (married Edith Emily Hancock); Margaret Colton Wyler (married ____ Wyler); Gordon LeRoy Colton; Elmo S. Colton [BYH Class of 1940?]; Miles Merkley Colton [BYH Class of 1942?]; Sarah Colton Neilsen [BYH Class of 1944?] (married Calvin Emil Neilsen); and Grace Eleanor Colton [BYH Class of 1946?] (married ___ Berrett).

Colton, Merrill Byron

Colton, Merrill Byron
West Jordan, Utah US

Merrill and Edith Colton

Class of 1933? (not 1934) Married Edith Emily Hancock, born July 24, 1912. His parents: Byron and Helen Colton, who had nine children, seven of whom attended BY High School. They were: Ruth Colton [BYH Class of 1929?]; Lula Colton Dudley [BYH Class of 1931?](married ____ Dudley); Merrill Byron Colton [BYH Class of 1933?] (married Edith Emily Hancock); Margaret Colton Wyler (married ____ Wyler); Gordon LeRoy Colton; Elmo S. Colton [BYH Class of 1940?]; Miles Merkley Colton [BYH Class of 1942?]; Sarah Colton Neilsen [BYH Class of 1944?] (married Calvin Emil Neilsen); and Grace Eleanor Colton [BYH Class of 1946?] (married ___ Berrett). ~~~~ OBITUARY ~~~~ Merrill Byron Colton, born April 12, 1915 in Maeser, Utah to Byron Owen Colton and Helen Merkley Colton. He served an honorable LDS mission in California and was drafted directly from there into the U. S. Army, European Theatre, during World War II. He served with great pride. He was the owner/operator of a transport trucking business. He married Edith Emily Hancock June 29, 1942 in the Salt Lake Temple. She preceded him in death in 1971. Together they had four sons and a daughter. He tenderly referred to his daughter as his" Petunia in an onion patch". He married Wilda Hancock Mitchell in 1972. They resided in Salt Lake for 30 years together. Always industrious, Merrill was an avid gardener, and capable fix-it man. He enjoyed traveling and reading, and his great wit was enjoyed by many. He is survived by his wife, Wilda; his children, Byron (Nancy) of Vernal; Darwin (Lynda) of Herriman; Boyd (Jackie) of Mapleton; Gregory (Ilene) of West Jordan; Marilyn (William) Masopust of Woodstock, Connecticut; and stepchildren; Terry Mitchell of Atlanta, Georgia; Brenda (Bill) Zubeck of Kenai, Alaska; Howard (Kathy) of Pennsylvania; 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; nine step grand children, and three step great- grandchildren. His legacy is great. Funeral services were held Thursday Jan. 23, 2003 in West Jordan. Interment, Mountain View Memorial Estates 3115 E. 7800 So. (Bengal Blvd.). [Deseret News, Tuesday, January 21, 2003.]

Colton, Miles Merkley
545 South 1250 East
Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062-3228 US

Miles and Louise Colton
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BYH Class Year Unknown? [NOT Class of 1942 -- his name does not appear with a senior class in any BYH yearbook.] His parents: Byron and Helen Colton, who had nine children, seven of whom attended BY High School. They were: Ruth Colton [BYH Class of 1929?]; Lula Colton Dudley [BYH Class of 1931?](married ____ Dudley); Merrill Byron Colton [BYH Class of 1934?] (married Edith Emily Hancock); Margaret Colton Wyler (married ____ Wyler); Gordon LeRoy Colton; Elmo S. Colton [BYH Class of 1940?]; Miles Merkley Colton [BYH Class of 1942?]; Sarah Colton Neilsen [BYH Class of 1944?] (married Calvin Emil Neilsen); and Grace Eleanor Colton [BYH Class of 1946?] (married ___ Berrett). ~~~~ OBITUARY OF SPOUSE ~~~~ Louise Marie Culbertson Colton, 64, died September 17, 1993 at her home in Pleasant Grove, Utah. She was born January 9, 1929 in Provo, Utah, to Louis A. and Dorothy Hindley Culbertson. She married Miles Merkley Colton December 27, 1950 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She had served in the Primary and Sunday School and as Scoutmaster for the Guide Patrol for many years. She was active in the PTA and loved gardening and homemaking. She is survived by her husband of Pleasant Grove; two sons and a daughter: Mrs. Terry (Dorothy Lou) Gasser, American Fork; Randy C. Colton, Salt Lake City; Christopher Colton, Richfield; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 21, 1993 in American Fork, Utah. Burial, American Fork Cemetery. [Deseret News, Sunday, September 19, 1993.]

Colton, Ruth

Colton, Ruth

Ruth Colton

Class of 1929? Ruth Colton was born May 17, 1911. Her parents: Byron Owen Colton [BYH Class of 1900] and Helen Merkley Colton. Byron and Helen Colton had nine children, seven of whom attended BY High School. They were: Ruth Colton [BYH Class of 1929?]; Lula Colton Dudley [BYH Class of 1931?](married ____ Dudley); Merrill Byron Colton [BYH Class of 1934?] (married Edith Emily Hancock); Margaret Colton Wyler (married ____ Wyler); Gordon LeRoy Colton; Elmo S. Colton [BYH Class of 1940?]; Miles Merkley Colton [BYH Class of 1942?]; Sarah Colton Neilsen [BYH Class of 1944?] (married Calvin Emil Neilsen); and Grace Eleanor Colton [BYH Class of 1946?] (married ___ Berrett).

Colton, Sarah

Sarah and Calvin Neilsen

BYH Class Year Unknown? [Not Class of 1944 -- unable to find her name with any senior class in any BYH yearbook.] She married Calvin Emil Neilsen. Her parents: Byron and Helen Colton, who had nine children, seven of whom attended BY High School. They were: Ruth Colton [BYH Class of 1929?]; Lula Colton Dudley [BYH Class of 1931?](married ____ Dudley); Merrill Byron Colton [BYH Class of 1934?] (married Edith Emily Hancock); Margaret Colton Wyler (married ____ Wyler); Gordon LeRoy Colton; Elmo S. Colton [BYH Class of 1940?]; Miles Merkley Colton [BYH Class of 1942?]; Sarah Colton Neilsen [BYH Class of 1944?] (married Calvin Emil Neilsen); and Grace Eleanor Colton [BYH Class of 1946?] (married ___ Berrett).

Colton, Warren Alfred

Colton, Warren Alfred
Ossining, New York US

Warren and Merle Colton

BY Academy High School Class of 1903, and BYU Class of 1905, Faculty. Warren A. Colton. He received a High School Diploma. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 14. ~ ~ ~ ~ Second source confirming high school graduation of W. A. Colton: Deseret News, May 16, 1903. ~ ~ ~ ~ Brigham Young University, Class of 1905. Warren A. Colton. He was elected the first Student Body President of BYU in 1903-1904. When Warren Colton was a BYU junior in the [future] Class of 1905, the new leaders of BYU granted their university students the privilege of organizing the first BYU student body government. This was during the fall of 1903. Warren's class elected him the junior candidate to stand for election as the first president of the BYU Student Body. Warren Colton had the edge because he was a part-time teacher and therefore a member of the BYU faculty. ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Warren A. Colton, Physical Education teacher, 1902-1906. ~ ~ ~ ~ Warren Alfred Colton was born on March 29, 1883 in Ashley [later Vernal], Utah. His parents were Sterling Driggs Colton and Nancy Adeline Wilkins Colton. He married Merle Elizabeth Crandall, of Springville, Utah, on October 25, 1906. Merle was born on March 27, 1883 in Springville, Utah. Her parents were Lucian Delancy Crandall and Elizabeth Cook Crandall. She died on December 13, 1962 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her interment, Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Warren A. Colton died on October 8, 1963 in Ossining, Westchester County, New York. His interment, Salt Lake City, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYH Class of 1903. Warren A. Colton, Normal & High School Class of 1903 (seniors). Source: Brigham Young Academy & Normal Training School, Catalogue & Announcements, for 27th Academic Year, 1902-1903, Listing of Normal & High School Students, Class of 1903, including Students with 108-144 Hours Credit at the Close of the 1st Semester, 1901-1902, p. 136. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYH Class of 1903. Warren A. Colton of Vernal, Utah, an academic High School student, BYA [& BYH] Class of 1903 Listing of Fourth Year Students (seniors). Source: Brigham Young Academy & Normal Training School, Catalogues & Announcements, for 28th Academic Year, 1903-1904, pp. 171-172.

Colton, Zora

Colton, Zora
Of Vernal, Utah US

Zora Colton

Class of 1912. Zora Colton, of Vernal, 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. Zora Colton. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1912. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 6, page 189.

Coltrin, Elizabeth [Adamson,]

Coltrin, Elizabeth [Adamson,]
Provo, Utah US

Beth & Lynden Adamson

Faculty & Staff. Mrs. Elizabeth Adamson. According to her students at the BYU Laboratory School, she was a wonderful Fourth Grade Teacher. She taught the Fourth Grade in 1967-1968, and if her students had been able to graduate from BYH, they would have been the Centennial class, 1876 to 1976. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Elizabeth Coltrin Adamson, age 78, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, returned to her Heavenly Father, May 26, 1995 due to heart failure after a short stay at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo. She was born March 18, 1917 in Burley, Idaho to Ira and Ocea C. Lewis Coltrin. She married Lynden Stanford Adamson, January 22, 1938. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on April 1, 1938. Beth, as she was known to family and friends, grew up in Burley and attended the Burley schools. She received her teaching certificate from Albion Normal College, in Albion, Idaho. Her teaching career began in 1937 at Carey, Idaho. She also taught at the BYU Lab School and Franklin Elementary. Beth received her Bachelor and Master degrees from Idaho State, Pocatello, Idaho and her Doctorate degree in Education in 1972 from the University of Utah. She was offered teaching positions in other schools and other states. She chose to remain in Provo. She taught several of her own children, grandchildren and one son-in-law. She wrote several reading programs. Her materials have been published and used nationally. She has had articles published in church magazines and educational publications, as well as children's books and cross word puzzles. While living in Carey, Idaho, she was a newspaper reporter and photographer for the Hailey Times and Times News. Beth loved to ride horses, reading, gardening, working in the fields during hay harvest, walking, sewing and cross word puzzles. Beth is survived by her husband, of Provo; seven children: Karen Adamson (Bill) Dellos, Orangeville, Utah; Lyn (Patti) Adamson, Provo; June Adamson (Leonard) Beckman, Santaquin; Phillip (Jane) Adamson, American Fork; Jeanne Adamson (Billy) Matherne, Phoenix, Arizona; Joanne Adamson (Gary) Lancaster, Orem; Jim (Nina) Adamson, Vancouver, Washington; 43 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Ira Coltrin, Burley, Idaho; Lewis Coltrin, Reno, Nevada; Joan Jones, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Merla Bell, Albion, Idaho; Horace Coltrin, Declo, Idaho; Gene Coltrin, Pocatello, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Graham Coltrin. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 30, 1995 in Provo. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, May 1995.]

Coltrin, Rebecca

Coltrin, Rebecca

Rebecca Coltrin

Class of 1922. Rebecca Coltrin. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1922. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 316.

Colvin, Curtis A.
153 Camarillo Drive
Camarillo, California 93010-1114 US

Curtis Colvin

Class of 1946. Curtis A. Colvin. He graduated from BYH on May 23, 1946. Source: 1946 BYH Graduation Exercises Program.

Combs, Isaiah M. Jr. [Coombs,]

Combs, Isaiah M. Jr. [Coombs,]
Provo, Utah US

Isaiah Combs or Coombs

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. Isaiah M. Coombs, Jr. (sometimes Combs). Graduated June 16, 1882. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882. ~ ~ ~ ~ Mentioned as a continuing Normal student in the 1881 Principal's Report of Karl G. Maeser, The Territorial Enquirer, Provo, Utah June 22, 1881. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Isaiah Combs, Jr., Training School and Drawing teacher, 1883-1884.

Comer, Dan

Dan Comer

Class of 1970. Dan Comer.

Compton, Janet
3531 South 900 East
Bountiful, Utah 84010 US

Janet Hatch
  • Work: (801) 292-6530

Class of 1964. Janet Compton. Wildcat Yearbook Administration and Class Editor, Dramatics, Chorus, Band, Seminary Graduate, Seminary 4 years, F.H.A. Vice President, Thespians, Miss Autumn Attendant. Her parents: Lane A. Compton [BYH Faculty 1953 to 1956] and June Wheeler Compton, married on September 8, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The children of Lane and June Compton included: Janet Compton [BYH Class of 1964] Hatch of Bountiful, Utah; Sandra Compton [BYH Class of 1967] Glade (Tom) of San Antonio, Texas and Wichita, Kansas; Kent Compton [BYH Class of 1970] (Susie) of Woodland Hills, Utah; Bruce Compton of Provo, Utah; and Christine Compton Porter (Michael) of Alpine, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Janet: BYU BS Teacher Education 1970. She married ___ Hatch. ~ ~ ~ ~ "Lane Compton, a retired Brigham Young University professor, has volunteered for nearly eight years and currently donates around 20 hours a week to two elementary schools in Davis District. Among other honors, he is a former Science Educator of the Year and former chairman of the Rocky Mountain Science Council, but to everyone in Stewart Elementary — from teachers to secretaries to students — Compton is known simply as "Grandpa." He has become an integral part of first-grade teacher Janet [Compton] Hatch's curriculum." [Deseret News, Tuesday, October 14, 2003.] ~ ~ ~ ~ [Note: email sent to jchatch@deseretonline.com has been returned as incorrect.] @Feb 2009

Compton, Kent
190 E Mountain Vale Way
Woodland Hills, Utah 84653-2025 US

Kent and Susie Compton
  • Work: (801) 423-1981

Class of 1970. Kent Compton. His parents: Lane A. Compton [BYH Faculty 1953 to 1956] and June Wheeler Compton, married on September 8, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The children of Lane and June Compton included: Janet Compton [BYH Class of 1964] Hatch of Bountiful, Utah; Sandra Compton [BYH Class of 1967] Glade (Tom) of San Antonio, Texas and Wichita, Kansas; Kent Compton [BYH Class of 1970] (Susie) of Woodland Hills, Utah; Bruce Compton of Provo, Utah; and Christine Compton Porter (Michael) of Alpine, Utah. Kent married Susie. @2007

Compton, Lane A.

Compton, Lane A.
Provo, Utah US

Lane and June Compton

Faculty & Staff, including 1953-54, 1954-55 and 1955-56. Lane A. Compton. Algebra, Chemistry, Physics. ~ ~ ~ ~ "I was born in Ogden, Utah. I was born on April ll, 1920. I grew up in Ogden. I went on a mission in 1941. I graduated from Weber College before that when it was a junior college. I came back and went to the University of Utah, and got married in 1943. I struggled along and finally got my doctorate in 1955, and after getting most of my graduate work in I came to BYU as a faculty member. I’ve lived in Provo ever since. My father was a politician and so I was very interested in politics. ~ ~ ~ ~ My name is Lane A. Compton. I came to BYU as a teacher both at the High School and at the University, and was in the BY Academy building from 1953 to 1956. When I entered the classroom to meet my first class as a teacher at the school, I was met at the door by two students. One of them asked, "Are you our new chemistry teacher?" I replied, "Yes, I am." The student said, "The last two chemistry teachers lasted only one year each." Then he asked, "How long do you think you'll last?" It didn't take long to be tested. When the bell rang ending the class, all the boys jumped up in unison onto the laboratory desks located underneath the open windows on two sides of the room. They had the obvious intention of exiting through the windows. There wasn't time for me to think -- two more seconds and they would be through the windows, and I would be well on my way to becoming another one-year teacher. I reacted instantly and shouted, "Anybody who goes through that window, will never again come through that door!" It worked. They all got down from the lab desks and went out the door. Fortunately, I was not another one-year teacher, and I learned that they were just a bunch of fun-loving teenagers!
My office was in the basement. It was located next to the main entrance and stairs. Adjacent to my office was an unfinished area complete with spider webs in which I stored a few things. When I first entered the area I looked around in awe. The timbers were not of finished lumber -- they were large unfinished logs, with finished ends that could be bolted or nailed to other logs. The logs were of such large diameter that I thought they would support the entrance and stairs forever. With the remodeling of the building it looks as though those logs are well on their way to 'forever'." By Lane A. Compton, Provo. [Provo Daily Herald, September 7, 2001.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Lane A. Compton ~ 1920 - 2013. Our precious father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away on April 27, 2013. He was known for his optimism, his constant efforts to enrich and bless all his contacts, his unwavering faith in his Savior Jesus Christ, and for his love of his family. He was always a great support to all of his children. He was the 2nd son of George Albert Compton and Margaret Estelle Mattson Compton. His sweetheart, June Wheeler, was his wife of 64 years. He is survived by his children: Janet Compton Hatch; Sandra Compton (Thomas Scott) Glade; Kent Lane (Susie Stringham) Compton; Bruce A. Compton; and Christine Compton (Michael William) Porter, and by sixteen grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was born April 11, 1920 in Ogden Utah , and served an LDS mission in New York State and Pennsylvania . He served in the Army as a Medical Specialist during World War II. He married June Wheeler on September 8, 1943. She was the love of his life. He was very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints, serving twice as bishop, on the high council, and in numerous other positions. From his youth he always had callings in the church. He worked as a math/chemistry teacher for the Granite School District and at BYU High School. He earned his doctorate at the University of Utah. At BYU he was a physics, chemistry, and math professor, acting Director of Research, and Chairman of Cooperative Education. He was president of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters and chairman of the Rocky Mountain Science Council. After retiring he volunteered to teach in the elementary schools for nearly a decade. While in his 80's he drove 114 miles twice a week, volunteering more than 80 hours per month. During this time he received the Davis School District Volunteer of the Year award and the Channel 4 TV Pride for Utah Award for his volunteer work. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Edgemont 5th Ward Chapel, 350 East 2950 North, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street , Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. and at the church Saturday from 9-9:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be emailed to info@bergmortuary.com [The Davis Clipper, Tuesday, April 30, 2013] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS WIFE'S OBITUARY: June Wheeler Compton, born February 20, 1922, died March 28, 2007 of complications from a stroke. She was born and lived her early life in Ogden, Utah. There she met and married her beloved husband, Lane A. Compton, in the Salt Lake Temple on September 8, 1943. Their lives were a legacy of love and devotion to each other and to their children. June enjoyed success as a teacher of young women and children in the organizations of the LDS church. She was an accomplished and productive seamstress. Her sewing was praised by professional seamstresses. She lovingly sewed beautiful clothing for her children and grandchildren. Her greatest joy came from serving her family. She loved cooking and entertaining for large family events until the time of her death. She was adored by all of her children and grandchildren. She lived a life of honesty, integrity, and devotion to her Savior. She was active in the LDS Church all her life. June was a woman of dignity and refinement. Her friends describe her as a gracious lady with a quiet, reserved charm. She was a woman of great determination and exercised and walked even in the last month of her life when it was difficult. She is survived by her husband, Lane A. Compton, and her children: Janet Hatch of Bountiful, Utah; Sandra Glade (Tom) of San Antonio, Texas and Wichita, Kansas; Kent Compton (Susie) of Woodland Hills, Utah; Bruce Compton of Provo, Utah; and Christine Porter (Michael) of Alpine, Utah; 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. ~ ~ Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 2, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in the Edgemont 5th Ward Chapel, 350 East 2950 North, Provo. A viewing will be held Sunday, April 1, 2007 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Berg Mortuary, 185 East Center Street, Provo, and Monday one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will follow at the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to info@bergmortuary.com [Provo Daily Herald, March 31, 2007.]

Compton, Sandra
2018 N. Red Oaks Street
Wichita, Kansas 67206 US

Sandy and Tom Glade
  • Home: 316-630-0054

Class of 1967. Sandra Compton. Student Body Secretary. Spanish Club, Pep Club, F.H.A., Honor Society, Chorus, 4th Year Seminary, Harvest Ball Queen, Class Secretary. BYU BS Child Development & Family Relations 1971. Married Tom Glade. Her parents: Lane A. Compton [BYH Faculty 1953 to 1956] and June Wheeler Compton, married on September 8, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The children of Lane and June Compton included: Janet Compton [BYH Class of 1964] Hatch of Bountiful, Utah; Sandra Compton [BYH Class of 1967] Glade (Tom) of San Antonio, Texas and Wichita, Kansas; Kent Compton [BYH Class of 1970] (Susie) of Woodland Hills, Utah; Bruce Compton of Provo, Utah; and Christine Compton Porter (Michael) of Alpine, Utah. @2007

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