Alphabetical Alumni

Curtis, Betty Jean
1283 E South Temple, Apt 504
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102-1735 US

Betty and William Stokes
  • Home: (801) 359-7210

Class of 1944. Betty Jean Curtis. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND: William Lee Stokes, after many years of illness, died at the age of 79, on December 12, 1994 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Stokes, the son of William P. Stokes and Grace Cox Stokes, was born on March 27, 1915 in the coal-mining camp of Hiawatha in Carbon County Utah. He married Betty Curtis Stokes in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on September 7, 1939. Among his many achievements he received a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University in 1937 and a Master of Science from the same institution in 1938. He went on to receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geology from Princeton University in 1941, where he was also a Research Assistant from 1941 to 1942. His Doctoral Dissertation was an in-depth study of the Morrison Formation which contains a large proportion of the United States domestic supply of uranium and vanadium, two mineral commodities that were of major importance to the U.S. during the second World War. Dr. Stokes worked for the United States Geological Survey from 1942 to 1947. Some of his awards and honors include Director of the National Science Foundations, the Director of the Institution for Secondary School Teachers, Director of the University of Utah Earth Science Museum, Director of the U of U Cooperative Dinosaur Project, The International Field Institute in the Paris Basin, listed in Who's Who in the West and Who's Who in America. He taught Geology at the University of Utah for 32 years and was head of the Geology Department for 13 years. Membership in professional associations include Sigma Xi; Phi Kappa Phi; American Association for the Advancement of Science; Geological Society of America; American Association of Petroleum Geologists; The Explorer Club; Utah Geological Society; Utah Academy of Science, Arts and Letter and numerous other Affiliations. Dr. Stokes has written over 100 technical and professional papers and authored a widely used text book of geology titled Essentials of Earth History as well as co-authored another comprehensive text book, Introduction to Geology. He is the author of Geology of Utah, published by the Utah Geological and Mineral Survey. He always enjoyed educating others and as a result published several tourist texts concerning the natural land forms found on the Colorado Plateau and an educational booklet about the Great Salt Lake as well as booklets concerning ancient Native American pictographs and petroglyphs. He was a member of the LDS Church and served as a teacher within his church and as a member of the High Priests quorum of the Federal Heights Ward. In retirement he concentrated on the reconciliation of the differences between scientific philosophy and religious theology which resulted in publication of Scriptures for the Age of Science; Evolution? The Scriptures Say Yes; The Creation Scriptures; The Genesis Answer and other publications on the same subject. Most recently he was the recipient of the "1994 Governor's Metal for Science and Technology Award" and honored as "the father of Utah Geology". The Museum of the San Rafael, in Castle Dale, Utah has honored him by dedicating their paleontology hall to his name. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty C. Stokes, who was his constant companion and confidant through 55 years of marriage, his daughters, Patricia J. Stokes and Betty Lee Huff, his son, William M. Stokes, and his grandchildren, Christopher Huff, Matthew Huff, Paul Huff and Jason B. Griffith. He is predeceased by his daughters, Mary Susan Stokes, Jennifer Joy Stokes and his granddaughter, Jennifer S. Griffith. His family will miss his gleaming mischievous eyes and his dinner time orations on the wonders of the natural world. His love for understanding and interpreting the natural forces which shaped this earth will survive for generations to come through his writing and teaching. We can all hope and pray that he is now whole of body, with the warm sun on his back, his rock pick in hand, studying the rock formations of the great unknown. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah has established a scholarship fund in the name of Dr. Stokes. This scholarship fund will assist students to continue with their studies in the earth sciences. Donations can be made to: William Lee Stokes Memorial Fund, Department of Geology, University of Utah, 717 Browning Building, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112. Funeral services were held Friday, December 16, 1994, 27th East Ward, 1300 Fairfax Drive. His interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Wednesday, December 14, 1994.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Address updated @2009

Curtis, Blanche

Curtis, Blanche
Spanish Fork, Utah US

Blanche and Elden West

Class of 1940. Blanche Curtis. Notre Maison. Blanche came to BYH from Payson H.S. ~ ~ ~ ~ Blanche Curtis was born on December 8, 1920 in Payson, Utah. Her parents were LaVear Curtis and Mamie Wilson West. Blanche married Elden Tadd West on June 4, 1941. Blanche Curtis West died on September 21, 1997. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Blanche Curtis West, age 76, of Spanish Fork, died Sunday, September 21, 1997 of a long illness. She was born December 8, 1920 in Payson, Utah, to Mamie Wilson and LaVear Curtis. She lived in Payson and graduated from Payson High School [she actually graduated from B. Y. High School in the Class of 1940]. She married Elden Tadd West of Spanish Fork, on June 4, 1941. They lived in Spanish Fork all their married life. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Provo LDS Temple. She worked for Nebo School District for the school lunch program for 23 years. After she retired she enjoyed doing volunteer work at the middle school, the Wife Abuse Center, the Public Library and the Extraction Center. She held many church jobs and enjoyed going to the temple. She also enjoyed traveling and visiting new places. Survivors include one daughter and two sons: Eldeen W. Liggett of West Valley; Kim M. West(Brenna) of Santaquin; Brad L. West (Patrice) of Spanish Fork; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and one sister, Chrystal Curtis Reynolds of Payson. Preceded in death by her husband. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, September 25, 1997, in the 15th ward LDS Chapel, Spanish Fork, Utah. Interment, Payson Cemetery. [Deseret News, Tuesday, September 23, 1997.]

Curtis, Bonnie Gay

Curtis, Bonnie Gay
Orem, Utah

Bonnie & Joseph Walker

Class of 1961. Bonnie Gay Curtis. Dramatics, Hi-Stepper Vice President, Wildcat Yearbook Copy Editor, Honor Roll, Seminary Graduate. Married Joseph A. Walker. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Bonnie G. Walker. The gentle, noble guiding light of our family, Bonnie G. Walker, 62, passed away quietly at home after a long and valiant struggle with multiple sclerosis. She died on March 18, 2006. Bonnie was born on May 3, 1943 in Washington D.C. to Lyle and Dorothy Curtis. Her family moved to Provo in her teenage years where she graduated from BY High. She attended BYU where she participated in BYU Angel Flight and many other activities. Bonnie was married in the Salt Lake Temple on April 2, 1964 to Joseph A. Walker. She chose to focus her considerable abilities on her family, neighbors and her many church assignments. She raised eight wonderful children who love her and will miss their mother very much. Her selfless service and righteous example are enduring blessings she gave to this family. She has created a legacy of love that will last for eternity. Bonnie is survived by her husband Joseph and her eight children. Charles (Melissa) Walker, Krysti (Bryan) Forsyth, Margaret (Curtis) Anderson, Jeanette (Darren) Woolsey, Matthew (Candice) Walker, Jacob (Tiffany) Walker, Benjamin (Teresa) Walker, Sandra (Michael) Brunson, 25 grandchildren, two sisters, one brother and her mother, Dorothy Curtis. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all those friends who were so kind to Bonnie in her hour of need. We would especially like to thank the Relief Society angels that so faithfully helped care for Bonnie for so many years. You are true Christian friends. We are also grateful to the capable and kind medical professionals that have helped us care for her for all these years. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 25, 2006, in Orem. Interment, Orem City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, March 22, 2006.]

Curtis, Carlyle

Curtis, Carlyle

Carlyle Curtis

Class of ????. Not 1878. Carlyle Curtis (male).

Curtis, Dora

Curtis, Dora

Dora Curtis

Class of 1919. Dora Curtis. She graduated from BYH in College Hall on Wednesday, May 28, 1919. Source 1: 1919 Graduation Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1919. Dora Curtis. She received a BYH Academic Diploma in 1919. Source 2: Annual Report, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 148.

Curtis, Ella

Curtis, Ella

Ella Curtis

Class of 1916. Ella Curtis. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1916. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 6, page 199.

Curtis, Gayle [Norma Gayle]

Curtis, Gayle [Norma Gayle]
3249 Ginko Court
Thousand Oaks, California 91360-2818

Gayle [& F. Merrill] Strong
  • Work: 805-493-8839

Class of 1949. Norma Gayle Curtis "Gayle". Fauvines, Notre Maison, Chorus. She graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Gayle married Merrill Strong, BYH Class of 1948. Merrill passed away in a nursing home in Thousand Oaks, California, on September 27, 2015. He was survived by his wife, Gayle.

Curtis, James P.
9914 Tameron Drive
Sandy, Utah 84092 US

James Curtis
  • Work: (801) 571-5858

Class of 1970. James Curtis. BYU BS Business Education 1976.

Curtis, Janet Vee
19812 Ravenna Drive
Yorba Linda, California 92886

Janet and Bob Allan
  • Work: 714-779-3869

Class of 1968. Janet Vee Curtis. BYU 1973. My husband Bob and I have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. We have returned from living in Japan for 26 months. A wonderful experience. On September 4, 2005 Bob & I will celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We have 5 children and 17 grandchildren, the real joy of our lives. We are back in our home in Yorba Linda, California. I am 55 years old and life is GREAT! @2005 Janet has two sisters who also attended BYH: Karen Curtis Johnson, BYH Class of 1960; and JoAnn Curtis Henderson, BYH Class of 1963.

Curtis, JoAnn

Curtis, JoAnn

JoAnn Henderson

Class of 1963. Joann Curtis. F.H.A., Pep Club, Chorus, Seminary 4 years. JoAnn died in 1999 at age 54. JoAnn had a sister who also attended BYH: Karen Curtis Johnson, BYH Class of 1960.

Curtis, Karen

Curtis, Karen
Orem, Utah US

Karen Johnson

Class of 1960. Karen Curtis. Interpretive, Y'ld Cat Newspaper Staff, Wildcat Yearbook Staff, Model U.N., Quill & Scroll, Chorus, Forensics, Poetry Contest, Seminary. Married ____ Johnson. [Deceased in Nov. 1994 at age 52, according to Diane Carver King, Class of 1960.] Karen had two sisters who also attended BYH: JoAnne Curtis Henderson, BYH Class of 1963, and Janet Vee Curtis Allan, BYH Class of 1968. ~ ~ ~ ~ Karen Curtis Johnson was born on August 15, 1942, and died on November 16, 1994.

Curtis, Lawrence W.

Curtis, Lawrence W.
1265 North 300 West %23 21
Lehi, Utah 84043 US

Larry and Sherri Curtis

Class of 1968. Larry Curtis (Rat to some of his friends). Managing Editor of the BY Junior High newspaper. ~ ~ ~ ~ Married Sherri Lynn Peterson, BYH Class of 1969, in 1970. Larry received his BA in University Studies from BYU. He has a Masters degree from the University of Utah in Middle East Studies - Persian. For the past ten years he has taught developmental English part time at Utah Valley University. He and Sherri are the parents of three children. They have one grandchild. @2008 ~ ~ ~ ~ Email sent to slcutah@msn.com bounced back. @2010

Curtis, Lettie

Curtis, Lettie

Lettie Curtis

BY Academy High School Class of 1884. Lettie Curtis. Graduated Friday, June 13, 1884, with a Normal diploma. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 13, 1884.

Curtis, Nancy
2571 South 75 West
Bountiful, Utah 84010-6448 US

Nancy and David Donaldson
  • Work: (801) 397-2818

Class of 1965. Nancy Curtis. Drama, Chorus, Seminary 4 years. BYU BS Child Development & Family Relations 1972. Married David Donaldson. Quote: Sixty isn't so old anymore. News: My husband, David, works for the University of Utah Medical School. Eight of our nine children are grown -- four are married, two in college, and two enjoying their careers. David's Mom died four years ago. His Dad and my Mom still live in Provo. I have worked as a librarian for a few years, but now only volunteer at the public library and the reading program at the junior high. Last year I participated in Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. I am the Preparedness Chair at church. Memories: School plays, great football and basketball games, and who could forget the great sand dune party? @2005

Curtis, Nathaniel

Curtis, Nathaniel

Nathaniel Curtis

Class of 1915. Nathaniel Curtis. He received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1915. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 380. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1916. Nathaniel Curtis. He received an AB Degree (Education & Psychology) in 1916. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 380.

Curtis, Sarah

Curtis, Sarah

Sarah Curtis

Class of 1914. Sarah Curtis. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1914. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 5, page 323.

Curtis, Selena

Curtis, Selena
Payson, Utah US

Selena and James Brown

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. Selena Curtis. 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. ~ ~ ~ ~ Selena Charlotte Curtis was born on November 23, 1862 in Payson, Utah. Her parents were George Curtis and Emma Whaley Curtis. She married James Lehi Brown on September 18, 1883 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on January 7, 1907, in Payson.

Cutler, Allen R.

Cutler, Allen R.

Allen Cutler

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Allen R. Cutler received a Certificate in Commercial Studies. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885.

Cutler, Frank

Cutler, Frank

Frank Cutler

BY Academy Collegiate Normal Class of 1895. Frank Cutler. Received title of Bachelor of Pedagogy (B. Pd.) on May 23, 1895. At Commencement Exercises he spoke on "The Aim and Struggle for Victory." Source 1: Salt Lake Tribune, May 24, 1895. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Class of 1895. Frank Cutler appears in a photograph held by the BYU Archives purporting to be "the graduating Class of 1895" (UAP 2 Folder 038). ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 3: Collegiate Class of 1895: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 20.

Cutler, Guy V.

Cutler, Guy V.

Guy Cutler

Class of 1913. Guy V. Cutler. He received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1913. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 50.

Cutler, Thomas R.

Cutler, Thomas R.
Lehi, Utah US

Thomas Cutler

Board of Trustees, Brigham Young Academy, 1891 to 1903. Thomas Robinson Cutler was born June 2, 1844 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. He died on April 3, 1922 in Santa Barbara, California. Interment, Lehi, Utah. His parents: John Cutler and Elizabeth Robinson Cutler. He first married Laura Elizabeth Coons on December 26, 1870, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He second married Rhoda Juliet (or Juliette) Barnes on August 10, 1990, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Book about him: Thomas Robinson Cutler, Pioneer, Sugerman, Churchman. By Jesse Robinson Smith, grandson. Washington, D.C.: Eden Hill, 1985. Hardbound. 220 pages. This was written by Cutler's grandson who did considerable research on his grandfather. Cutler was foremost among the men responsible for developing the sugar industry in the Intermountain West. Includes several photos.

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