Alphabetical Alumni

Duke, David

David Duke

Centennial Class of 1976. David Duke. [Need middle initial, current location.] [TM]

Duke, Hazel Naomi

Duke, Hazel Naomi
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Naomi & James Miner

Class of 1911. Naomi Duke, of Heber City, Utah. Normal [Teacher Prep]. At once an actress, Duchess, queen;/ She knows her place, old chappy,/ If she should, wed a man, though mean,/ Lord knows she'd make him happy. Helps hard-working boys study chemistry. Source: BYHS Yearbook 1911. ~ ~ ~ ~ IS THIS? Hazel Naomi Duke Miner, born January 17, 1892. She married James Adams Miner on November 3, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had three children. She died on January 20, 1979 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents: A. Y. Duke* and Emma Matilda Nilsson Duke of Heber City, Utah. Their children include: Anna Duke Allred; Ruby Duke Stringham; Naomi Duke Miner; Wendell L. Duke (Sina Watson), Salt Lake City; and Melba Duke Probst, Ogden.
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*A. Y. Duke = Adolphia Young Duke, born January 25, 1860 in Provo, Utah. He died on February 25, 1940 in Mesa, Arizona. Interment, Heber City, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Naomi Duke. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1911. Annual Record, B.Y. University (BYU Records Office), Book 4, p. 76.

Duke, Jonathan

Duke, Jonathan
Wallsburgh, Utah US

Jonathan Duke

BY Academy High School Class of 1883. Jonathan Duke of Wallsburgh, Utah. Graduated Friday, June 15, 1883, with a Bookkeeping certificate. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 15, 1883.

Duke, Loren T.
[Last known address]
481 North 500 East
Orem, Utah 84097 US

Loren Duke

Class of 1967. Loren Duke. French Club, Letterman, Football (Honorable Mention as a Junior, All-Region as a Senior), Basketball, Baseball, 4th Year Seminary. BYU BS Psychology 1989. BYU Staff address: 2170 Wilkinson Student Center, Provo, Utah 84602 (801) 422-4685. @2007

Duke, Melvin
92 East 1200 North
Centerville, Utah 84014-1520

Melvin and Janet Duke
  • Work: (801) 292-8755

Class of 1964. Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball, Y Club, Chorus, Band, Seminary Graduate, Preferred Man Attendant. He married Janet.

Duke, Rebecca

Rebecca Duke

Class of 1979. Rebecca Duke.

Duke, Thora

Duke, Thora
Mesa, Arizona US

Thora - Emmert/Owen Shaver/Porter

Class of 1930. Thora Duke. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. During the ceremony, she participated in a string trio, then presented a violin solo. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Thora Duke Porter, 93, wife of the late Theodore Owen Porter, passed away Friday June 11, 2004. Thora, the eldest daughter to Effa Skousen and Charles Albert Duke, was born March 23, 1911 in Lethbridge Alberta Canada. Thora's family had a great pioneer heritage and she was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1930. Her family moved from Provo, Utah to the Valley of the Sun in Arizona in 1923, where she lived most of her adult life. After high school Thora attended BYU for two years. Due to the war and the depression she had to return to Arizona to help the family. In 1942 she met and married Emmert Shaver and their son David was born in 1944. After the war, a single mother, Thora returned to college at Tempe Normal (ASU) and received her BS in education. She taught in the Washington School District in Phoenix until 1960 when she met and married Theodore Owen Porter, thereby inheriting a new large family. Owen was teaching at Mesa High School in Mesa, and the couple moved to their new home in Mesa. Thora transferred to the Scottsdale school district where she finished her teaching career. As a youth Thora's family was quite musical and she was in the family band often playing for church dances and activities. Her love of music was shared by Owen, and the two of them spent many happy hours playing their violins, the piano and singing together. Besides the love of music and teaching, Thora and Owen were avid "rockhounds". They did a lot of traveling around the country after they retired looking for special rocks and gems. Thora was a very generous woman. Her family and friends were blessed by her generosity as she was always there to lend a loving, caring hand. She had a spare bedroom that was rarely empty. After all was said and done, for all her loves, her love of the Gospel and her family were paramount. Thora is preceded in death by her sister Berniece Richmond, and her brothers Charles Dean Duke, Woodrow Skousen Duke, and Bernard Duke. She is survived by her youngest brother James R. Duke, her son David, "Duke" Shaver, her granddaughter and primary caregiver, Kimberley M. Shaver and grandson Charles Albert Shaver. Thora is also survived by her stepdaughter Marilyn Davis, 13 grandchildren 20 great grand children and 3 great great grandchildren. She will also be missed by her 10 loving nieces and nephews. IT IS ALL GOOD! Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 from 5-7:00 PM, Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at 10 A.M., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mesa Centennial Ward, 422 E. University Dr., Mesa, Arizona with visitation one hour prior to services. [The Arizona Republic, June 13, 2004]

Duke, Violet

Duke, Violet

Violet Duke

Class of 1927. Violet Duke. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1927. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 192.

Dunford, James Douglas

Dunford, James Douglas
Orem, Utah

Jim and Jean Dunford

Class of 1951. James Douglas "Jim" Dunford. Basketball, Track, Chorus, Junior Class Social Chair. Married Jean Irene Nebeker. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: James Douglas Dunford, 1933-2017. Our husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather completed his earthly mission on March 31, 2017 and returned to his Heavenly Father. James Douglas Dunford was born February 10, 1933 to Alma Teller and Thelma Tueller Dunford in Provo, Utah. Jim graduated from Brigham Young High School, Provo, Utah, in the Class of 1951. He married his eternal sweetheart, Jean Irene Nebeker on July 13, 1951. They were later sealed in the Los Angeles Temple on June 28, 1957. He is survived by his sweetheart Jean and children: Leslee Dunford Miller, Springville, Utah; Randall Dunford (Vicki), Lehi, Utah; James Dunford (Randy Kae) Lehi, Utah; and daughter-in-law Cindy Dunford, Orem, Utah. His son, Ronald Dunford, passed in 2016. He is survived by twelve wonderful Grandchildren and twenty Great-Grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Helen Dunford Jeppson, and one brother, Chaunce Dunford. Jim retired from Pacific Gas and Electric Company in California after working there for 42 years. He worked in the Electric Substation Department. He worked on the starting up and installing of the Geysers Power Plants, in Lake County, California, which started the first geothermal electric generating station run by a utility in the United States. Jim loved his family thoroughly and enjoyed being a Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather. He raised his family in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He held many Church positions in his life time. In California he was a Bishop, a Counselor in two different Stake Presidencies, High Councilor, Stake Missionary, Ward Clerk and other Church positions. In Utah he served as Stake Clerk, Stake Executive Secretary, a Branch President at the MTC, and Service Missionary at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. After retiring, he worked for the Uinta National Forest for 11 years in their Senior Workers Program. He was also a volunteer at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo. He loved Utah and was so happy when they moved back to Orem in 1986. The family wishes to thank the staff at Valeo Home Health, especially Toni, Kristina, Lisa, and Holly for their loving care for Jim. Also, the family wishes to thank all the staff at Bel Aire Assisted Living in Orem for the wonderful care and concern for Jim during his final months. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Orchard Stake Center Chapel, 810 E 600 N Orem, Utah. Viewings will be held on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 S State, Orem and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial will be in the Orem City Cemetery. Source.

Dunford, Kent Charles

Dunford, Kent Charles
3616 Hillside Lane
Salt Lake City, Utah 84109-4011 US

Kent and Carolyn Dunford
  • Home: (801) 277-0149

Class of 1952. Kent Charles Dunford. Basketball, Baseball, Tennis State Doubles Champ, Lettermen, Ski Club, Skating Club, Chorus, Bookkeeping Team, Type Team. Married Carolyn Barlow, BYH Class of 1956. Lived in Provo, Utah where he attended B.Y. High School. Kent [BYH Class of 1952] and Carolyn Barlow married after having met playing tennis with mutual friends two years earlier. He became a seminary teacher in Copperton, Utah. After two years and the birth of their first son, they pursued pursuing further degrees, Kent a master’s degree and myself a bachelor’s. Kent accomplished his goal at the University of Colorado where he opened a new Institute building and program along with getting a Master’s degree in American History. During this time they were back and forth to Provo and Carolyn graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education just before their fourth child was born. During the next few years they moved to San Diego, Provo and then to Salt Lake, pursuing degrees and teaching. They settled in Salt Lake in 1967 where the last of their six children were born. They are Garth Barlow Dunford, Charles Isaac Dunford, Julie Dunford Pond, Gregory Joel Dunford, Shelley Hardy Dunford and Paul Harold Dunford. All married now with many children to their credit. After experiencing a trip to Israel in 1971, they fell in love with travel and led several tours to Europe and back to Israel during the next few years. The highlight came when they were asked to return to Israel and teach for the winter and spring term in 1981. This they did with their children and had a marvelous experience together. Since that time they have been able to return to Israel and teach the spring and summer terms for many years. During the last ten years the Dunford family moved to Chicago, Boston and Honolulu where Kent served in the Church Education System. Carolyn was employed by CES, a real estate office and Cambridge College. At the end of their teaching career they spent a year as missionaries serving at the Institute in Honolulu and the Church College in Hawaii. @2010

Dunford, Leah Eudora [Widtsoe,]

Dunford, Leah Eudora [Widtsoe,]
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Leah and John Widtsoe

B. Y. Academy Collegiate Class of 1898, and Faculty. Leah Endora Dunford. Leah Dunford received the Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.) degree in Spring of 1898. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 140. ~ ~ ~ ~ Leah Dunford, Domestic Science teacher, 1897-1899. Board of Trustees, 1933 to 1939. Wife of Elder John A. Widtsoe. Author of at least three books: 1. Brigham Young, The Man Of The Hour: Leader Of The Latter Day Saints, by Leah D. Widtsoe, John A. Widtsoe. 2. How To Be Well: A Health Handbook And Cookbook Based On The Newer Knowledge Of Nutrition By A Member Of The Mormon Church, by Leah D. Widtsoe, John A. Widtsoe. 3. Life Story of Brigham Young: Mormon Leader, Founder of Salt Lake City, and Builder of an Empire in the Uncharted Wastes of Western America, by Susa Y. Gates, Leah D. Widtsoe, and Susa (Young) Gates. ~ ~ ~ ~ Leah Eudora Dunford was born February 24, 1874 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents were Alma Bailey Dunford and Susan (Susa) Amelia Young. She married John Andreas Widtsoe on June 1, 1898 in Salt Lake City. She died on June 7, 1965, in Salt Lake City. Interment, SLC, Utah.

Dunford, Tracy

Tracy Dunford

Class of 1979. Tracy Dunford (male).

Dunkley, Laura Jo
961 East 25th Street
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404-7005 US

Laura Jo and Roger DeMordaunt
  • Home: 208-522-9591

Class of 1957. Laura Jo Dunkley. Varsity Cheerleader. Legislative Forum State, Interpretive Speech, Childrens Theater, Pep Club, Notre Maison, Ski Club, Thespians, Wildcat Yearbook Index Editor, I Speak for Democracy, Model U.N., Seminary Vice President, Banner Carrier, Exhange Assembly, Soph Ball Committee, Senior Hop Committee, Girls State Alternate, Graduation Committee. BYU 1960. Married Roger DeMordaunt. Lewis and Clark College, BS Education 1996. BYU-Idaho General Studies-Education 1996. ~ ~ ~ ~ Author: Thou Shalt Not Allow A Witch To Live; Battle of Nauvoo; and Final Exodus 1846. ~ ~ ~ ~ Descendant of accused Salem witch writes book about her ancestor. By Luke Jones, May 04, 2014. IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - An Idaho Falls woman says she can claim descent to Bridget Bishop, the first accused witch hanged during the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. Even though Bishop lived more than 300 years ago, you can still see some of her in local author Laura Jo DeMordaunt. "I am a strong-willed individual and I stand up for the things I believe in, and I guess that's been passed down,” said DeMordaunt. Fascinated by her family's dark history, DeMordaunt said she began researching Bishop 35 years ago. "I have been back to Salem and into the Library of Congress studying old documents, reading books. Books, books, books, books,” said DeMordaunt. What she discovered became the inspiration for her own newly published book, “Thou Shalt Not Allow A Witch To Live.” It details Bishop's life and the times in which she lived through a first-person narrative. "I would call her probably the first American feminist,” said DeMordaunt. Bishop owned her own businesses and wore brightly colored clothing, which DeMordaunt said made her an easy target for accusations of witchcraft. "She allowed her taverns to be open late in the evening and for the sailors to come in to play shuffleboard and to bet and throw the dice and play cards and dance. I'm naming all the things that the Puritans hated,” said DeMordaunt. Bishop, like other accused witches, was convicted using spectral evidence, which essentially allowed witnesses to testify about things they saw in dreams and visions. “She was accused of looking at a baby and then the baby died,” said DeMordaunt. DeMordaunt says Bishop's story is still relevant today. "What happened to her is probably still happening today where we accuse people wrongly for something they did, and then we don't let people be individualistic,” said DeMordaunt. Bishop was the first of 20 women who were hanged as witches during the Salem Witch Trials. News article. @Apr2016

Dunkley, Leslie Leitch

Dunkley, Leslie Leitch
Whitney, Idaho US

Les and Bernell Dunkley

Class of 1933. Leslie Dunkley [male]. ~ ~ ~ ~ Leslie Leitch Dunkley was born on March 26, 1911 in Whitney, Franklin County, Idaho. His parents were Joseph Leitch Dunkley and Emma Gertrude Wickham. He married Bernell Furness on April 1, 1938 in Logan, Utah. He died on July 20, 1981 in Whitney, Idaho.

Dunkley, Mary

Mary Dunkley

Class of 1927 & Class of 1928. Mary Dunkley. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 24, 1928. Source 1: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 23, 1928. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Class of 1927. Mary Dunkley. Mary is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Dunn, Carol

Dunn, Carol

Carol and Amos Chase

Class of 1923. Carol Dunn. Source: 1923 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Carol Dunn was born December 24, 1904 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Joshua Fielding Dunn and Fannie Eliza Elliott. She married Amos Bennion Chase on March 7, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on February 15, 1998.

Dunn, Hannah

Dunn, Hannah

Hanah Dunn

Brigham Young High School Graduate, Class of 1904. Hannah Dunn. She also received a Special Certificate in Elocution. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 18.

Dunn, J. Harold

Dunn, J. Harold

Harold Dunn

Class of 1915. J. Harold Dunn graduated from BYH in College Hall on Thursday, June 3, 1915, in the Department of Business Education. Source: Program, 1915 High School Class, Thursday, June 3, 1915, College Hall. Class Colors: Red & Blue. Class Motto: "Duty is the Keynote of Success". ~ ~ ~ ~ Second source: 1915 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 84-102. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1915. J. Harold Dunn. He received a BYH Commercial Diploma in 1915. Source 3: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 65.

Dunn, Maud Hazel

Dunn, Maud Hazel

Maud Dunn

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1906. Maud Hazel Dunn. She also received a Certificate in Elocution. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 175.

Dunn, Paul H.

Dunn, Paul H.
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Paul H. & Jeanne Dunn

Board of Trustees, 1966 to the present. Elder Paul H. Dunn, an emeritus General Authority, died Friday, 9 January 1998, of cardiac arrest in Salt Lake City while recovering from back surgery. He was 73. “He was a longtime teacher and advocate of youth and served as a mission president and General Authority of the Church over a period of 34 years,” said the First Presidency in a released statement. “We extend our sympathy and love to his wife, Jeanne, and family.” Born on 24 April 1924 in Provo, Utah to Joshua Harold Dunn and Geneve Roberts, Elder Dunn earned a bachelor’s degree from Chapman College in 1953 and subsequently received master’s and doctoral degrees in educational administration at the University of Southern California. Elder Dunn married Jeanne Alice Cheverton on 27 February 1946. They became the parents of three daughters. He was named Utah’s Father of the Year in 1972. He began his association with the Church Educational System in 1952 as a seminary teacher in Los Angeles. After serving for several years as a Church institute coordinator in southern California, he was sustained to the First Council of the Seventy on 6 April 1964. Elder Dunn served as president of the New England Mission from 1968 to 1971. He was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy 1 October 1976 and served in the Presidency of the Seventy from 1976 to 1980. He received emeritus status 1 October 1989.

Dunn, Ralph C.

Dunn, Ralph C.

Ralph Dunn

Class of 1916. Ralph C. Dunn. Graduated from Brigham Young High School, Academic Department, in 1916. Source: 1916 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, about 23 pages, not numbered.

Dunyon, Joy W.

Dunyon, Joy W.

J. W. Dunyon

BY Academy High School Class of 1890 & 1892. Joy W. Dunyon (male), Bookkeeping. Also Normal diploma. Source: Utah Enquirer, May 23, 1890. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1892. J. W. Dunyon (male) appears in a photograph held by the BYU Archives purporting to be "the first class to graduate from the new Academy Building, 1892." (UAP 2 Folder 037)

Durfee, Lyman

Durfee, Lyman
Orem, Utah US

Lyman and Donna Durfee

Class of 1948. Lyman Durfee. BY High band 1947-1948 ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Lyman Durfee passed away on February 25, 2012 and he is finally free from pain, pills, and all of the ailments that have lived with him the past two years. Lyman was born in Aurora, Utah, on January 30, 1930, to LeGrande and Alima Durfee. He graduated from BY High in the Class of 1948. He then graduated from BYU with a Master's Degree in Accounting. He was drafted into the Marines during the Korean War, then worked in San Francisco as a CPA for Arthur Andersen Accountants. Lyman was offered a job at BYU where he became Director of Financial Services, and worked there for 40 years in the Financial area before retiring in 1995. Lyman has served on the Board of Directors of First Security Bank and the Universal Credit Union, and also was President of The Southern Chapter of CPAs and The Utah Chapter of Internal Auditors. He was privileged to serve as President of the Western Association of College and University Business Officers, and also Secretary of their National organization. Lyman's favorite church callings were as Bishop of the BYU 125th Ward, and Financial Clerk of the Cherry Hill 3rd Ward. He met his wife of 52 years, Donna Nicholson, in the BYU International Folk Dancers, and in his younger years taught square dancing and social dancing. Lyman loved jogging and working in his yard until arthritis infiltrated his body. After retiring he spent fifteen years going to assisted living centers playing the piano and singing, including Orem Nursing & Rehab where, ironically, he spent the last few months of his life. Lyman is survived by his wife, Donna, his children Ryan (Melanie) Durfee, Jason (Pauline) Durfee, Janae (Bob) Church and Dallin (Memorie) Durfee, twelve grandchildren, and his siblings, Lola Jenkins, Merrill Durfee, Myrna Herde, and Leila Costello. Many thanks to Vista Care, and staff at Orem Rehab. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m at the Cherry Hill 3rd Ward chapel 1650 S 200 E. in Orem. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State Street, Orem and also 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the ward chapel prior to the services. In lieu of flowers please donate to the LDS Philanthropies, 15 E. South Temple, 2nd Floor East, Salt Lake City, UT 84150, 801-240-5567, www.ldsphilanthropies.org. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SundbergOlpinMortuary.com [Provo Daily Herald, February 29, 2012] ~ ~ ~ ~ [For some reason, his name, photo do not appear with the senior class in the 1948 Wildcat yearbook.]

Durfee, Myrna Jane

Durfee, Myrna Jane
Provo, Utah US

Myrna and Karl Herde

Class of 1944. Myrna Durfee. Married Karl Herde. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Myrna Jane Durfee Herde. December 11, 1925 ~ February 4, 2014. Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister passed away on February 4, 2014 to rejoin her eternal companion, Karl Herde. She was born on December 11, 1925, in Aurora, Utah to LeGrande and Alima Durfee. While living in Aurora, Myrna learned to work hard on the family farm thinning sugar beets. Later, the Durfee family moved to Provo. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1944, and began attending the University. It was then Myrna met her sweetheart, Karl Herde, who was stationed in Utah before being deployed to the Pacific Theatre during World War II. They were married April 1, 1944 in Provo, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the LDS Logan Temple. While raising her family, Myrna went back to school to receive her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education at BYU. She taught for 21 years in the Provo School District. Her teaching has had a great impact on her family and her students. All of her children, grandchildren, and students grew to love reading books through her influence. She is remembered by several of her students as their favorite teacher. Her students loved her because she genuinely cared about them and their success. As an active member of the LDS Church, she was well known as the fun Cub Scout Den Leader. Her favorite church calling was Primary President. Myrna's Primary children and Cub Scouts still comment how much they enjoyed being in Primary or her Cub den. Myrna is survived by her children, Gary (Cheri) Herde, Terri (Alan) Rhodes, Sherrie (William) Finlay, Kathryn (Michael) Coons; 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and her siblings, Merrill Durfee, Lola Jenkins and Leila Costello. Myrna was preceded in death by her husband Karl, son Eric, and brother Lyman Durfee. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Oak Hills 7th Ward Chapel, 1038 North 1200 East, Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to her online at www.bergmortuary.com [Provo Daily Herald, February 9, 2014] Source.

Durham, Alfred Morton

Durham, Alfred Morton
Provo, Utah US

Alfred and Margaret Durham

Faculty & Staff. Alfred M. Durham, Music teacher, 1900-1906. ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF HIS DAUGHTER: Phylis Durham was born May 25, 1912, accompanied by her twin brother, Julian, to Alfred Morton Durham and Margaret Richards Durham in Beaver, Utah. She died in Salt Lake City on January 21, 2007. She was the seventh of nine children. She had a noble heritage, which includes grandparents in both the Willie and Martin handcart companies. Her father and mother were among the first couples to serve a mission to Tonga in 1899. Her father, Alfred M. Durham, was an accomplished musician and composer, having studied at the University of Michigan and Julliard. He has several hymns included in the current LDS hymnal. ~ ~ ~ ~ Phylis graduated with high honors from the University of Utah in 1953 as an English major. Upon graduation she and her sister went to California so she could continue her studies at the University of California, Berkeley. While doing graduate studies, Phylis met and married Jesse Romney Farr on May 25, 1936 in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for most of their married life where they raised their two children. She is survived by her children, Michael (Susan) Farr and Patricia (Lance) Wickman, nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers and sisters, and one grandson. After their marriage, Phylis spent her life devoted to her husband and children. She was an outstanding wife and mother. There was nothing in the home she could not do. Her excellent cooking was widely recognized and enjoyed. She entertained beautifully and often. Generations of Stanford students were beneficiaries of her cooking and entertaining skills. She was also a wonderful seamstress, decorator and designer. She volunteered at school and Church. She was very bright and was a sought-after teacher, particularly in the spiritual and literary fields. She was loyal friend and spent much of her time serving those in need. She has been an outstanding and loving grandmother, giving liberally of her time and means to her grandchildren. Services were held at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary in Salt Lake City on Friday, January 26, 2007. [Deseret News, January 23, 2007.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Memoirs of E. E. Erickson, second principal of BYA Beaver Branch ~ Murdock Academy: "Our next door neighbor was Alfred Durham of the music department. He was called Professor Durham presumably because of his being a musician but probably also because of his dignified bearing and lofty character. He always talked and behaved like a gentleman. He accepted without a moment's doubt the theological beliefs and moral standards of his church. He was president of the Murdock Academy Branch and was in charge of all the singing and dancing of the community. I was his first counselor in the branch presidency and George Luke was his second."

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