Alphabetical Alumni
Hakes, Collins Riley

Hakes, Collins Riley
Ashland, Oregon US

Collins and Emma Hakes

BY Academy High School Class of 1896. Collins R. Hakes. Graduated May 1896 with diploma from the Commercial program. Source 1: Deseret News, May 30, 1896. ~ ~ ~ Collins R. Hakes of Mesa, Arizona, Commercial Class of 1896. Source 2: Graduation Program 1896. Source 3: Annual Brigham Young Academy Vol. VI, BYU Special Collections, UA 1008, Box 1, Fd 1. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collins Riley Hakes was born on November 24, 1875 in Kanosh, Millard County, Utah. His parents were Collins Rowe Hakes and Mabel Ann Morse Hakes. Collins Riley Hakes married Emma Charlotte Pomeroy on September 8, 1899 in Mesa, Arizona. Collins Riley Hakes died on October 22, 1964 in Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon. His interment, Medford, Jackson County, Oregon.

Hale, Abbey Celeste

Hale, Abbey Celeste
Provo, Utah US

Abbey Hale

Faculty & Staff. Abbey Celeste Hale, Training School, 1895-1896. Abbey Celeste Hale, a niece of Edward Everett Hale (author of "A Man Without a Country" and chaplain to the U.S. Senate) was employed in the Primary Department during the mid-1890s. When Abbey Hale left the school in 1897 she wrote President Cluff that "the Academy and Utah seem too much like home to me to be given up unregretfully. I have enjoyed my work there very much and it will always be a pleasure to me to remember ther cordiality and kindness given to a stranger within your gates." She was one of the earliest non-Mormon teachers to be employed by the Academy.

Hale, Mary Elizabeth

Hale, Mary Elizabeth
Santa Monica, CA US

Mary [and Parley] Woolsey

BYH Class of 1917. Mary Elizabeth Hale Woolsey. HER OBITUARY: Mary Hale Woolsey (March 21, 1899 Ė December 6, 1969) was an American songwriter and lyricist. She is most noted for the lyrics she wrote for "When It's Springtime in the Rockies". Mary Elizabeth Hale Woolsey was born on March 21, 1899 in Spanish Fork, Utah. Her parents were John Thompson Hale and Sarah Elizabeth Stewart Hale. She was one of nine children. She grew up in Provo, Utah. She was inspired by the mountains and love. Mary Elizabeth graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1917. She was a class officer in her Junior year of high school. She was married to Parley Woolsey on June 6, 1917. The couple lived in Anterio, Oregon for a time. However, they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah after the birth of their daughter Leal in 1919. They had four children. They later went through divorce and Parley remarried in 1954. Woolsey began songwriting at a young age. By 1934 she had written over 60 songs that had been put to music, and many of which had been published. "When It's Springtime in the Rockies" was her most notable work. It was first published in 1929. She was inspired by the nature of Utah Lake and Provo Canyon. She sent the lyrics to Robert Sauer a leader of a German band, and a band director at Brigham Young University. He made various arrangements of the song for bands and quartets. The song was rejected by 14 publishers, until it was finally bought by Villa-Moret Inc. from San Francisco. She did not hear from him. She did, however, hear her lyrics in a song years later. She looked up the legend of the piece and saw that the lyrics had been attributed to T. Snow. Apparently Sauer had lost her name and invented the name T. Snow when the song was printed. She confronted Sauer who agreed to put her name on the next printings of the song. The two made a contract together. The song gained popularity in the Provo area and at Brigham Young University. Earl J. Glade, manager of the KSL radio station in Salt Lake City, Utah, named "When It's Springtime in the Rockies" the national song of Utah and the West. A popular radio duo of the time, Bob and Monte, was requested to sing the song and later record it. After the recording was sent to publishers thirteen times, it was finally released. Later Milt Taggart, who was the head of a music store in Salt Lake, had the copy of the song. He made a contract with Woolsey and Sauer that he would split the profits with them if there were any. They sold the song to Charlie Daniels. Milt Taggart was named the co-author. The song was heard worldwide and became a bestseller in England. The song title was used as the title for the 1937 film Springtime in the Rockies, in which the song was also used. It was later used as the name of the 1942 film Springtime in the Rockies. The Fox Entertainment Group who produced the film paid $1,000 to avoid copyright issues since they, too, used the song "When It's Springtime in the Rockies". During the depression, Woolsey continued to write songs. Woolsey wrote the libretto for an operetta for children. The operetta was called The Giant's Garden and featured music by Seldon N. Heaps. Woolsey also wrote the words to several other songs, including "When the Cottonwoods are Yellow" and "By the Silv'ry Colorado". She also compiled a book of 15 waltz songs that was called Songs that Reach the Heart. She later wrote "Colorado Skies" which Taggart contributed to. They formed the Taggart-Woolsey-Brown Publishing Company in Salt Lake City. Woolsey worked with Glen Spencer, a radio and recording director. Spencer began an all-girl musical group for a radio show, and Woolsey wrote the opening lines. Ten of her song lyrics were used by Spencer. Four of her lyrics were used by the composer Will Livernas. For her musical contributions she became a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Among her other published works are the text to "I Have a Garden, A Lovely Garden" and "When O'er the Valley the Shadows are Gray". As well as song lyrics, Woolsey wrote fiction books. She also sold stories to magazines, and for some time worked with a newspaper in Hollywood. Woolsey died on December 6, 1969 in Santa Monica, California. She was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Source.

Hales, Jerry

Jerry Hales

Class of 1960 ~ Honorary. Attended in 1957, participated in BYJrH Music, and Concert Chorus. ? Hales, Jerry, 7640 E Albany Street, Mesa, Arizona 85207-7502 - (480) 986-6561. ?

Hales, D. Wilson [Dean Wilson]
1460 36th Street
Ogden, Utah 84403-2110 US

Wilson and Anne Hales
  • Work: (801) 621-5944

Class of 1937. D. Wilson Hales. Debate. Debate Manager. German Club, President. Vice President of his Junior Class in 1935-1936. He married Anne Danvers. ~ ~ ~ ~ Dr. Dean Wilson Hales, or D. W. Hales, of Ogden, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Parents: Wayne Brockbank Hales and Isabel Wilson Hales. Their children: Dr. J. Vern Hales (Lucile Farnsworth), of Las Vegas, Nevada; Dr. D. Wilson Hales [BYH Class of 1937](Anne Danvers) of Ogden; Isabel Hales [BYH Class of 1940] (George I. ) Cannon of Salt Lake City; Margaret Hales [BYH Class of 1942] (Delos) Bown, Dr. Richard Wayne Hales [BYH Class of 1943] (Mary Smart); and Dr. Robert Hyrum Hales [BYH Class of 1948] (Jeanette Callister). @1997

Hales, G. Ray  [George Ray]

Hales, G. Ray [George Ray]
Springville, Utah US

Ray and Minnie Hales

Class of 1910. Ray Hales. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1910, in the Commercial Department. Source: 1910 BYU Banyan, BYH section, list on p. 83. ~ ~ ~ ~ George Ray (Ray) Hales was born on February 7, 1889 in Spanish Fork, Utah. His parents were George Gillette Hales and Sarah Ann Eliza Brockback. He married twice: First, to Laura Bird on September 1, 1915. Second, to Minnie Lesley Grooms on June 27, 1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on July 21, 1979 in Springville, Utah. Interment, Springville Evergreen Cemetery.

Hales, H. Milton  [Hial Milton]

Hales, H. Milton [Hial Milton]
Springville, Utah US

Milton & 3 Hales

Class of 1911. H. Milton Hales, of Spanish Fork, Utah. High School. A conscientious observer of physiological law. Sleeps 10 hours every night, eats four hearty meals every day, and never worries or gets excited. "I will not inflict self-punishment." Source: BYHS Yearbook, 1911. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1916. H. Milton Hales. He received an AB Degree in 1916. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 6, page 119. ~ ~ ~ ~ Hial Milton Hales was born on December 2, 1890 in Spanish Fork, Utah. His parents, George Hales and Sarah Ann Eliza Brockback. He married three times: First, to Mable Reynolds on June 20, 1917. Second, to Laura Margueritta Jensen on December 28, 1920. Third, to Rhoda Marie Groesbeck on October 23, 1965. He died on May 26, 1966 in Springville, Utah. Interment, Springville City Cemetery.

Hales, Isabel

Hales, Isabel
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Isabel and George Cannon

Class of 1940. Isabel Hales. Vice President, Senior Class of 1940. Fauvines, Secretary, then President. Notre Maison. Fauvines, President. Girls' Athletic Association, President. Opera. School Play. Contest Play. Forensics. Wildcat Yearbook Staff. Sophomore Class Vice President. She married George I. Cannon. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Wayne Brockbank Hales and Isabel Wilson Hales. Their children: Dr. J. Vern Hales (Lucile Farnsworth), of Las Vegas, Nevada; Dr. Dean Wilson Hales [BYH Class of 1937] of Ogden; Isabel Hales [BYH Class of 1940] (George I. ) Cannon of Salt Lake City; Margaret Hales [BYH Class of 1942] (Delos) Bown, Dr. Richard Wayne Hales [BYH Class of 1943] (Mary Smart); and Dr. Robert Hyrum Hales [BYH Class of 1948] (Jeanette Callister). @1997 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Isabel Hales Cannon-our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend-passed away peacefully at her home on September 28, 2013 surrounded by her family. Isabel was born in Ephraim, Utah on June 1, 1922 to Wayne Brockbank and Belle Wilson Hales into a family of four brothers and one sister. Isabel grew up in Provo, Utah and attended B.Y.U. where she graduated with a degree in Home Economics and served as the valedictorian for the 1944 graduating class. On June 27, 1947, Isabel married the love of her life George Ivins Cannon in the Salt Lake Temple. Isabel and George founded a home based on love, service and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Into that home, Isabel and George happily welcomed seven children, six daughters in law, two sons in law, 32 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and numerous friends. She loved each and every one of them and they in turn loved her. Isabel gave of herself so completely through a smile, a kind word, a hand crocheted baby blanket, a wonderful meal and a supportive and helping hand. Isabel had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ which she shared through her example and service. From 1966 through 1969, George and Isabel presided over 550 missionaries in the Central British Mission. From 1986 to 1991, Isabel served with George in Hong Kong, the Philippines and the Southwestern United States when George served in the First and Second Quorum of the Seventy. From 1993 to 1996 George and Isabel served as the President and Matron of the Salt Lake Temple. Isabel held many other church callings such as ward Young Women and Relief Society President but she recalled with particular fondness simply serving as an advisor and teacher to six precious 16-17 year old girls. Isabels influence extended beyond her family and church to her service in PTA, Womens State Legislative Council, the Val Norn social group and many other social and community groups. Isabels legacy of love, service and dedication will continue on in the lives of her family and friends whom she touched so greatly. The family would like to thank all of those who provided Isabel with medical and personal care prior to her passing, especially Deb Wadley. Isabel is survived by her children George (Corinne), Wayne (Gwen), Grant (Sandra), Kent (Laurie), Douglas (Kristin), Margaret (Les) Tippetts, Mary (Jeff) Clark; 32 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers J. Vern Hales, D. Wilson Hales, Richard W. Hales, Robert H. Hales; sister Margaret H. Bown; and a daughter-in-law Alice Clark Cannon. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Parleys 1st and 6th Ward, 2350 South 2100 East. A viewing will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, and from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the Parleys 1st and 6th Ward prior to the services. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the LDS General Missionary Fund. [Provo Daily Herald, September 29, 2013]

Hales, Leah

Hales, Leah

Leah Hales

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1924. Leah Hales. She received a BS Degree in Clothing & Foods in 1924. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 374.

Hales, Margaret

Hales, Margaret
White Plains, New York US

Margaret and Delos Bown

Class of 1942. Margaret Hales. Debate Manager. Debate. Editor, Wildcat Yearbook 1942. Fauvines. Notre Maison, Vice President. Thespians. Banter Student Newspaper Staff. Contest Play. ~ ~ ~ ~ Margaret Hales was born November 14, 1923 in Ephriam, Utah. Her parents: Wayne Brockbank Hales and Isabel Ethel (Belle) Wilson Hales. She married Delos Bown. She died August 19, 1985 in White Plains, New York. Interment, Provo City Cemetery, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Parents: Wayne Brockbank Hales and Isabel Wilson Hales. Their children: Dr. J. Vern Hales (Lucile Farnsworth), of Las Vegas, Nevada; Dr. Dean Wilson Hales [BYH Class of 1937] of Ogden; Isabel Hales [BYH Class of 1940] (George I. ) Cannon of Salt Lake City; Margaret Hales [BYH Class of 1942] (Delos) Bown, Dr. Richard Wayne Hales [BYH Class of 1943] (Mary Smart); and Dr. Robert Hyrum Hales [BYH Class of 1948] (Jeanette Callister). @1997 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: 1923 - 2016. Delos Edward Bown passed away on March 2, 2016. He was born May 21, 1923 in Provo, Utah to William Bown and Hattie Andersen. He married Margaret Hales on December 27, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have four children: Stephen, Isabel, David, and Ann and nineteen grandchildren. During World War II Delos enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served in England as a navigator-bombardier flying in a B-17. After the war he returned to Provo where he studied chemistry at Brigham Young University. After earning a bachelorís and masterís degree at BYU, Delos continued his education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He graduated from MIT with a PhD in organic chemistry. During his professional career Delos worked for Exxon in Texas and later for Polychrome Corporation in New York as a research chemist. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Delos loved Scouting. As a boy he was a Sea Scout and as an adult he served many years as a Scoutmaster. His hobbies included woodworking, tending his rose garden, fishing, skiing well into his 70ís, playing cards and reading. Delos was also an expert handyman; he could fix anything. Delos was preceded in death by his wife Margaret and his eight brothers and three sisters. A graveside service will be held at the Provo City Cemetery on Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to Honor Flight, Inc. a non-profit organization that honors American Veterans by providing transportation to Washington, D.C. to visit their war and service memorials or a charity of your choice. [Provo Daily Herald, March 9, 2016]

Hales, Mary Ellen
3738 N. Little Rock Lane
Provo, Utah 84604 US

Mary Ellen & Dennis Hoagland
  • Work: 801-422-7831

Class of 1966 - Honorary Member. BYU BA English 1972. Married Dennis Hoagland. Alternate email address: HOAGLANDM@lawgate.byu.edu ~ ~ ~ ~ Mary Ellen Hales Hoagland, Assistant Dean, External Relations, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School - 801-422-7831 @2016

Hales, Matilda

Hales, Matilda
Deseret, Utah US

Matilda Hales

Class of 1888? Matilda Hales (or Aunt Till as she was known by her many nieces and nephews and eventually by everyone in the area) was the eighth of fifteen children of Henry William Hales and his plural wife Sarah Jane McKinney. Matilda also had nine half brothers and sisters, children of Henry and his first wife Eliza Ann Ewing. Matilda was born on March 11, 1870, in Enterprise, Weber County, Utah, where her father was a county commissioner. The family lived in Enterprise until the high waters of the Weber River cut their farm in half and carried about ten acres of the best land away. Henry moved his family to Cedar Valley, West of Utah Lake, and then to Laketown, Millard County, where, according to his journal, the family "entered and fenced a quarter section of land and farmed and raised stock and sheep till 1891 when we moved to Deseret. As the presiding elder in Laketown, Henry arranged for his children and other children in this very small community to receive some basic schooling. The family lived frugally, worked hard, and prospered after their move to Deseret, and Henry became a prominent figure in the community and in the local LDS church. Their home was relatively modest from the outside but was furnished, according to granddaughter Mable Crafts Peterson, "with elegant furniture for the period ... silverware ... from England ... a beautiful pump organ ... a wonderful library and many of the books were first editions." During local church conferences visiting General Authorities from Salt Lake City often stayed in the Hales home, an event that required days of cooking and other preparation and gave the family great satisfaction and pleasure. Not much else is known about Matilda's girlhood except that she was required to work very hard to help provide for the needs of a large family in an isolated rural community. Later she attended Brigham Young Academy and received the training necessary for a certificate that qualified her to teach "pedagogics, reading, writing, English grammar, United States history, Physiology and Hygiene, written arithmetic, drawing, geography, spelling, nature study." Her brief teaching career included a short stay in Big Wash, Nevada. As a young woman Matilda had at least one proposal of marriage but did not avail herself of the opportunity. In later years she would stand with her hands behind her, rock back and forth with a big smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye, and remind other members of the family that she had had a chance to marry but was a spinster by choice. Matilda also had a quick wit. One time John Henry Western asked her in jest, "Matilda, if you had a chance to marry N. S. Petersen or me, which one would you marry?" She said, "I would marry N. S. Petersen, he's older and would probably die sooner." She spent her life in the service of others, as a midwife, nurse, foster mother, and care giver, serving the people of Deseret, Utah. Matilda died peacefully on October 29, 1957, at her home in Deseret, Utah, at the age of eighty-seven. She had been the last surviving child of Henry and Sarah Jane's fifteen children. In the closing lines of his eulogy, Eldon Eliason, who had been a beneficiary of Matilda's service over the years, summed up her life's achievement in these words: "And long after monuments have crumbled into dust and been forgotten, her influence for good and her effect upon the community shall live on, and where mercy, love and service are needed, that influence will live with us and the same feeling prevail as when we said, "There goes Matilda."

Hales, Ora

Hales, Ora

Ora Hales

Class of 1919. Ora Hales. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1919. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 194.

Hales, Richard Wayne

Hales, Richard Wayne
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Richard (and Mary) Hales

Class of 1943. Richard Hales. School play 1-3, Opera 2, Boys' Organization 1-2, Lettermans' Club 3, Basketball 3, Baseball 1-2-3, Sophomore President 1, Thespian play 3, Extemporaneous Speaking 2, Thespian President 3, Wildcat yearbook 2-3, Wildcat Business Manager 3, College enrollment 3, Cantata 2. ~ ~ ~ ~ Richard Wayne Hales was born on February 13, 1926 in Pasadena, California. His parents were Wayne Brockbank Hales and Isabel Ethel (Belle) Wilson. Richard attended the BYU Training School through BYH, then BYU. He graduated from Iowa State, and in 1952 earned a doctorate in nuclear physics at the University of California. He taught at BYU until his death. He married Mary Smart on January 22, 1941. (Mary Smart Hales Jensen.) They had five children. Richard W. Hales died on February 5, 1964 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. He was a World War II Veteran. ~ ~ ~ ~ Parents: Wayne Brockbank Hales and Isabel Wilson Hales. Their children: Dr. J. Vern Hales (Lucile Farnsworth), of Las Vegas, Nevada; Dr. Dean Wilson Hales [BYH Class of 1937] of Ogden; Isabel Hales [BYH Class of 1940] (George I. ) Cannon of Salt Lake City; Margaret Hales [BYH Class of 1942] (Delos) Bown, Dr. Richard Wayne Hales [BYH Class of 1943] (Mary Smart); and Dr. Robert Hyrum Hales [BYH Class of 1948] (Jeanette Callister). @1997

Hales, Robert Hyrum

Hales, Robert Hyrum
Provo, Utah US

Bob and Jeanette Hales

Class of 1948. Robert Hales. BYH Student Body President in 1947-48. Football 1, 2 3. Basketball 3. Letterman 2, 3. Thespians 2, 3. Quill and Scroll 2. Junior Class President. Debate 2, 3. Y'ld Cat newspaper Sports Editor 2, 3. "The Great Big Doorstep" play 3. "Our Town" play 2. Boy Most Likely to Succeed 3. ~ ~ ~ ~ Robert Hyrum Hales was born on June 3, 1930 in Ogden, Utah. His parents were Dr. Wayne Brockbank Hales and Isabel (Belle) Wilson Hales. He married Jeanette Callister. He died on March 23, 1988 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. ~ ~ ~ ~ Parents: Wayne Brockbank Hales and Isabel Wilson Hales. Their children: Dr. J. Vern Hales (Lucile Farnsworth), of Las Vegas, Nevada; Dr. Dean Wilson Hales [BYH Class of 1937] of Ogden; Isabel Hales [BYH Class of 1940] (George I. ) Cannon of Salt Lake City; Margaret Hales [BYH Class of 1942] (Delos) Bown, Dr. Richard Wayne Hales [BYH Class of 1943] (Mary Smart); and Dr. Robert Hyrum Hales [BYH Class of 1948] (Jeanette Callister). @1997

Hales, Ruby

Hales, Ruby
Beaver, Utah US

Ruby and Clarence McMullin

BYA Beaver Branch ~ Murdock Academy, Class of 1917. Ruby Hales. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Ruby Hales McMullin, age 93, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, died January 7, 1992 in Beaver, Utah. She was born January 13, 1898 in Beaver, Utah to Willard and Jean Frazer Hales. She married Clarence B. McMullin June 11, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah; the marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple. He preceded her in death July 2, 1938. She was a faithful member of the LDS Church. She graduated from Murdock Academy in 1917 in Beaver, and attended the U. of U. for two years. During 1919 to 1920, she taught school in Afton, Wyoming. She worked for the Postal Service in Beaver for 30 years and was an active member of the Beaver Business and Professional Womens Club, where she was honored as Woman of the Year. Survivors include her son, Doug and his wife Barbara, Orem; and a daughter-in-law, Dora McMullin, Beaver; 10 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren; also her sister, Winnie Nelson, Cedar City. Funeral services were held Friday, January 10, 1992, in the Beaver 1st LDS Ward Chapel. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. [Deseret News, Thursday, January 9, 1992.]

Hales, Wayne Brockbank

Hales, Wayne Brockbank
Provo, Utah US

Wayne & Belle/Vivian Hales

Faculty & Staff. Wayne Brockbank Hales, Physics and Mathematics teacher, 1914 to 1970s. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1916. Wayne B. Hales. He received an AB Degree in 1916. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 348. ~ ~ ~ ~ Wayne B. Hales was a beloved teacher and well-respected scientist. But the journey wasn't easy. At a young age, following the death of his mother, he worked with his father in the Tintic Mines near Eureka, Utah, and saved his money to someday attend BYU. Brightening his early life were his love for and success in athletics and his participation in Utah's first Boy Scout troop, interests that would last throughout his life. At BYU he was a four-year letterman in track and basketball and his record in cross-country remained unbroken for 10 years. He served as the Scoutmaster of the first troop in Provo and stayed close to Scouting throughout his life, receiving the Silver Beaver in 1942. At BYU Hales quickly distinguished himself as a student and showed an inclination toward the sciences, especially physics. He also participated in the debating and science clubs and was elected president of his sophomore and senior classes. Upon graduation, Hales took a position at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, where he taught physics and mathematics for five years. In 1920 he took on administrative responsibilities as a counselor in the school presidency. His dedication, academic abilities, and commitment to the gospel caught the eye of Church Commissioner of Education Adam S. Bennion, and at age 27 Hales was appointed President of Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. Despite heavy responsibilities Hales was always looking to broaden and deepen his education. Between 1918 and 1926 he studied at different times at the University of Chicago, the University of Utah, and the California Institute of Technology. His studies earned him master's and PhD degrees in physics and provided him the tutelage of two Nobel Prize winners--Albert A. Michelson and Robert A. Millikan. After finishing his PhD, Hales decided he would not seek further administrative positions because he did not like the "lonesome feeling". In 1930 he was offered a position teaching physics at BYU, where he would inspire students for some 42 years. In 1933 he provided help to BYH students in producing their Wildcat yearbook. At first he taught all of the physics classes. He would eventually take on classes such as meteorology, astronomy, photography, and mechanics, as well as mathematics at all levels. His fervent teaching style and dedication to students attracted many to his classes, and his pioneering efforts in photography led to his being dubbed the "Father of Photography at BYU." Over the years, Hales served as chairman of the Physics Department and the first dean of the General College. His leadership also extended into the ecclesiastical structure of BYU; he was bishop of two campus wards and president of two student stakes. In a letter nominating Hales for the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Teaching Award, which he received in 1964, student Sterling D. Sessions wrote, "Wayne B. Hales epitomizes the role of a great teacher because he has helped many a student bring light and understanding into their lives. . . . Professor Hales is a man of integrity in the sense that the precision, order, and intellectual candor of the classroom [have] been carried into all dimensions of his life." ~ ~ ~ ~ Wayne Brockbank Hales was born on December 20, 1893 in Spanish Fork, Utah. He died on May 3, 1980. Interment, Provo, Utah. His parents: Jonathan Hyrum Hales and Martha Ann Brockbank. He first married Isabel (Isabella) Ethel Wilson on September 20, 1916 in Salt Lake City. He second married Vivian Smart Parkinson [BYH Class of 1912] on July 2, 1965 in Salt Lake City, Utah [See also Lester Rogers Taylor, BYH Class of 1912]. ~ ~ ~ ~ Children of Wayne Brockbank Hales and Isabel Wilson Hales: Dr. J. Vern Hales (Lucile Farnsworth), of Las Vegas, Nevada; Dr. Dean Wilson Hales [BYH Class of 1937] of Ogden; Isabel Hales [BYH Class of 1940] (George I. ) Cannon of Salt Lake City; Margaret Hales [BYH Class of 1942] (Delos) Bown, Dr. Richard Wayne Hales [BYH Class of 1943] (Mary Smart); and Dr. Robert Hyrum Hales [BYH Class of 1948] (Jeanette Callister). @1997

Hall, Jon

Jon Hall

Class of 1960 ~ Honorary. Attended in 1957, participated in Football, BYJrH Music, and Concert Chorus.

Hall, Katryn B. [Katherine]
Provo, Utah

Katryn (Katherine) Hall

Faculty & Staff, 1944-45 through 1945-46.

Hall, Margaret

Margaret Hall

Class of 1951. Margaret Hall. Girls Glee Club, Choir, Track, Chorus, Volleyball Team. [IS THIS? Margaret "Peggy" Hall Williams. peggy@gmail.com - 553 Indian Trail Road, Bountiful, Utah 84010 - 801-295-7943 - BYU BS Secondary Education, 1957.]

Hall, Nels G.

Hall, Nels G.

Nels Hall

BY Academy High School Commercial Class of 1903 (final BYA class year - the next year, BYH). Nels G. Hall graduated from the Commercial Class on Tuesday, May 26, 1903, in College Hall. Source: Program, BYA Commercial Class of 1903.

Hall, Rosalie Ruth

Hall, Rosalie Ruth
Provo, Utah US

Rosalie Ruth Wilde

Class of 1951. Chorus, Yld Cat Newspaper Feature Editor, Thespians Vice President, Skating Club. BYU BA 1955. ~ ~ ~ ~ Rosalie Ruth Hall was born on February 2, 1933 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Wilford Alma Hall and Mildred "P" Ball Hall. She married ______ Wilde. Rosalie Wilde died on December 5, 1980 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Fairview, Utah.

Hall, Stanley Arthur

Stanley Hall

Class of 1946. Stanley Arthur Hall. He graduated from BYH on May 23, 1946. Source: 1946 BYH Graduation Exercises Program.

Hall, Thomas K.
2168 South Ridge Point Way
Boise, Idaho 83712 US

Tom and Karla Hall
  • Work: (208) 343-2168

Class of 1957 ~ Honorary. Thomas K. Hall. [Name, photo do not appear with senior class in 1957 Wildcat yearbook.] BYU 1961. He married Karla Rees.

Halladay, Reed E.

Reed Halladay

Brigham Young Academy Foundation Member.

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