Alphabetical Alumni

Muhlestein, Richard D.
1187 E. Raymond Road
Fruit Heights, Utah 84037-2251 US

Richard and MarJean Muhlestein
  • Work: 801-544-1739

Class of 1957. Richard Muhlestein. Debate Region, Interpretive Speech, Childrens Theater, Chorus, Exchange Assembly, Senior Hop Committee, Graduation Committee. BYU BA Germanic Languages 1967. He married MarJean.

Muir, Nellie

Muir, Nellie

Nellie Muir

BYA Beaver Branch ~ Murdock Academy, Class of 1910. Nellie Muir. Source: Program, Commencement Exercises, 1910.

Muirhead, John, III
PO Box 606
Frisco, Colorado 80443-0606 US

John and Barbara Muirhead
  • Work: (970) 668-3296

Class of 1957. John Muirhead. Football, Baseball, Wrestling, Lettermen, Spanish Club, Ski Club, Chorus, Model U.N., Graduation Committee. BYU BS Geology 1969. He married Barbara.

Mullner, Miriam

Miriam Mullner

Class of 1931. Miriam Mullner. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 28, 1931. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, Tuesday, May 26, 1931.

Munk, Orpha

Munk, Orpha

Orpha Munk

Class of 1920. Orpha Munk. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1920. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 326.

Murdock, A. N.

Murdock, A. N.

A. N. Murdock

BY Academy High School Normal Class of 1891. A. N. Murdock. Received a Normal Diploma on May 21, 1891. Source: Graduation Program of the Normal Class of 1891. Confirmed: BYU Special Collections UA 1008.

Murdock, Alan

Alan Murdock

Class of 1970. Alan Murdock.

Murdock, Chad Lewis
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83406 US

Chad and Remae Murdock
  • Work: 208-528-5700

Class of 1968. Chad Murdock. BYU BS Microbiology 1973. Chad has a medical doctor's degree from the University of Utah Medical School. He works for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in Idaho Falls as a Psychiatrist. ~ ~ ~ ~ Chad married Remae Hadfield in 1973. Their children: Ryan Chad Murdock; and Mitchell Jon Murdock. ~ ~ ~ ~ Chad has two siblings who are BYH alumni: J. Larry Murdock, BYH Class of 1957, and Molly Murdock, BYH Class of 1974~H. @2007

Murdock, Cheryl
391 S. 200 E.
Smithfield, Utah 84335-1617 US

Cheryl and Craig Farrell
  • Work: 435-563-5119

Class of 1966. Cheryl Murdock. 1966 BYH Student Body Historian. Ski Club Vice President, Pep Club, Spanish Club, F.H.A., Student Council, School Play, Superior Speech Interpretation Region, Superior Carbon Speech Invitational, Excellent Speech State, Miss Autumn 1st Attendant, Seminary Graduate. Utah State University, BA, 1971, Lived in Valdez, Alaska, Married and div., also lived in WY, CO, CA, AZ, MT, Utah State University, BA Journalism, 1978, 2nd Husband, Craig C. Farrell, One daughter. Teacher. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate address: Cheryl V. Farrell & Craig C. Farrell - Age: 65+ PO Box 411 Smithfield, UT 84335-0411 - 435-563-5119 @2016

Murdock, Cora

Murdock, Cora

Cora Murdock

Class of 1915. Cora Murdock. Name and photo appear among Senior Class Graduates at Brigham Young High School in 1915. Source: 1915 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 84-102.

Murdock, Deanne
235 Keppler Drive
Elko, Nevada 89801-2527 US

Deanne Murdock
  • Work: (775) 753-4426

Class of 1973. Deanne Murdock. BYU BS Communicative Disorders 1978. She married Peter Bodily.

Murdock, Debra
33 North 1000 East
Orem, Utah 84097-5061 US

Debra Petersen
  • Work: (801) 226-1992

Class of 1974. Debra Murdock. Members of this class were in the BY elementary school's sixth grade in 1968. Had the school remained open, many would have graduated together in 1974. Married _______ Petersen. Debra M. Petersen, BYH AS Secretarial Tech 1977.

Murdock, Dora

Murdock, Dora

Dora Murdock

BY Academy High School Class of 1903. Dora Murdock. She also received a Certificate in Elocution, and a Certificate in S.S.Kg.Dep. [sic]. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 44.

Murdock, Edith

Edith Murdock

Class of 1928. Edith Murdock. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 24, 1928. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 23, 1928.

Murdock, Erma

Murdock, Erma
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Erma and Rulon Dixon

Class of 1922. Erma Murdock. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Erma Murdock Dixon, 92, died March 8, 1997 in Ogden, Utah. She was born July 5, 1904, in Heber City, to Joseph R. and Margaret Wright Murdock. She attended Provo City schools and graduated from Brigham Young Academy. [Note: Brigham Young Academy ceased to exist in 1903; she attended Brigham Young High School.] On October 15, 1927 she married Rulon S. Dixon in the Salt Lake Temple. He died in 1965. She was a member of the Grandview Ward of the LDS Church and served a mission to the Central States. She was active in both the Relief Society and Primary. She had been employed by the Deseret News, Eitel-McCullough, and Varian Associates. Her survivors include four sons, James R. Dixon, Moraga, California; Joseph M. Dixon, Ogden; G. Michael Dixon, Washington D.C.; and Peter M. Dixon, Salt Lake City. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her eleven brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 12, 1997 in Salt Lake City. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery. Contributions can be made in her name to the Primary Children's Hospital. [Deseret News, Tuesday, March 11, 1997]

Murdock, Ida

Murdock, Ida

Ida Murdock

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. Ida Murdock. Received a "High School Diploma". Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 109.

Murdock, John Riggs

Murdock, John Riggs
Beaver, Utah US

John +5 Murdock

BYA Beaver Branch ~ Murdock Academy (namesake) ~ Honorary. John Riggs Murdock was born on September 13, 1826 in Orange, Ohio [Cuyahoga County]. His parents were John Murdock and Julia Clapp Murdock. Bishop John Murdock married at least leave five times: To Sarah Edwards, date and place not yet known; To Axey Rettinghouse on January 15, 1848; To Almira Henrietta Lott on November 13, 1849 in Salt Lake City, Utah; To Polly Emeline Lamb, on January 27, 1857; To May Bain, on January 10, 1863; and to Mary Ellen Wolfenden also on January 10, 1863 [she died in December 1863]. Bishop Murdock purchased half of the land and facilities needed to start the Beaver Branch of the Brigham Young Academy, which became Murdock Academy in 1908 in his honor. John R. Murdock died on November 12, 1913 in Milford, Utah [Beaver County]. His interment, Beaver, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ BIOGRAPHY: John Riggs Murdock was born in Orange, Ohio, Sept. 13, 1826 the son of John and Julia Clapp Murdock. His mother died when he was five years old and John was placed in the home of Morris Phelps where he was very welcome since they had no son of their own. The Phelps family moved from Jackson County to a farm near Far West where John was given the responsibility of running the farm. When he was thirteen years old he was entrusted with driving one hundred head of cattle the entire distance across the state of Missouri into Illinois, more than 200 miles much of the way through rain and mud. John then joined his father in Nauvoo. He enlisted in the Mormon Battalion July 16, 1846 when he was not yet twenty years of age. After he was mustered out he met his father's family in Salt Lake City, Oct. 2, 1847. The family built a home of adobe, while John secured employment cutting timber and farming. He married Almira Lott Nov. 12, 1849 and they settled in Lehi on forty acres of farm land. In 1861 John was called to take charge of a church train, consisting of 33 wagons to go to Florence, Nebraska and meet the Saints who were coming west. Accordingly, John traveled to Florence, met the 500 people and returned safely to the valley, arriving Sept. 12, 1861. He made eleven trips across the plains to bring emigrants to Utah. He was a most successful driver of oxen and mules. In 1864 he was called to make his home in Beaver, where he was ordained Bishop. He was elected a member of the Territorial Legislature and re-elected four consecutive terms. He was also a member of the Territorial Convention that drafted a Constitution for the State of Utah. He was the founder of the Church academy at Beaver, an appendage to the then Brigham Young Academy at Provo. Mr. Murdock was instrumental in organizing a co-operative woolen factory and a mercantile co-operative institution, with a capital stock of $20,000. In 1881 he was made President of the Beaver Stake of Zion, and later was ordained a patriarch. His passing occurred Nov. 12, 1913, thus ending the vigorous life of one of the most rugged of pioneer men.

Murdock, Josie

Murdock, Josie

Josie Murdock

BY Academy High School Class of 1903. Josie Murdock. She received a Special Certificate in S.S. Kg. Dep. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 44.

Murdock, Larry [Jon Larry]
6931 South 775 East
Midvale, Utah 84107 US

Larry and Romanie Murdock
  • Cell: 385-227-1122

Class of 1957. Larry Murdock. Oratory State, Interpretive Speech, Honorable Mention Little Louvre Art Exhibit, Childrens Theater, Thespians, Band. He married Romanie. Jon Larry Murdock is the son of John Ree Murdock and Maxine Lewis Murdock. Larry retired in January 2008. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents were John R. Murdock and Dr. Maxine Lewis Murdock. They both died in 2002. Their children: Jon Larry Murdock (BYH Class of 1957), Chad Lewis Murdock (BYH Class of 1968) and Mala Ree (Molly) Murdock (BYH Class 1974), wife of Thomas A. Broadbent. Larry served in the Canadian Mission from 1960 to 1962, under President Thomas S. Monson. Larry married Romanie Neyan Rex in 1968 in Salt Lake City. Their children: Larra Elena Murdock, and Jennifer Lauren Murdock. Romanie’s parents: Lauren Williard Rex (died in 1987) and Gwendolyn Kathleen Derr (died in 1999). In 1964 Larry earned from BYU a 2-year technical certificate in Genealogy Technology, and a B.S. in Anthropology with a minor in Library Science. In 1965 he received an A.M.L.S. in Library Science from the University of Michigan. In 1975 he earned a second masters degree (in Geography) from BYU. His thesis is titled: “The Image of Provo, Utah, as Seen Through the Perceptions of its Residents.” Larry began his professional library career in 1965 as a reference librarian at the University of Washington in Seattle. From 1967 to 1968 he was at the University of Utah as Assistant Social Science Librarian. From 1968 to 1976 he worked at BYU primarily as the Documents and Map Librarian. He moved east to work in Baltimore, Maryland, at The Johns Hopkins University as Government Publications Librarian, from 1976 to 1978. Employment then took him south to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Between 1978 and 1987 he headed the library departments of government documents, social science reference, information services (reference) and served as Head of Public Services. He headed to the Midwest in 1987 and worked for six years in Indiana, at Purdue University, as Government Publications Coordinator. He returned to the west in 1993, to work in Pocatello at the Idaho State University Library. He has had top management positions, and beginning in 1998 served as Associate University Librarian for Public Services, from which position he retired in January 2008. @2007 ~ ~ ~ ~ I thought that I should send the website some update information: My wife and I served a 2-year Family and Church History Mission in Salt Lake City. ~ ~ ~ ~ We have recently moved to a condo in Midvale, Utah. @2013 ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate email:

Murdock, Leah

Murdock, Leah

Leah Murdock

Class of 1918. Leah Murdock. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1918. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 122.

Murdock, Lillie

Murdock, Lillie
Provo, Utah US

Lillie Murdock

BYH Class of 1924 ~ Honorary. Lillie Murdock of Provo, Utah. Lillie was listed as a 3rd Year (junior) student at Brigham Young High School in 1924. Some other similarly designated students were actually 4th Year (senior) students. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Murdock, Mala Ree [Molly]
84 Nugent Drive
Clifton, New York 07012 US

Molly and Tom Broadbent
  • Home: (973) 928-1709

Class of 1974. Mala Ree Murdock. [Also known as Molly.] BYU BS Psychology 1978. She married Thomas Broadbent in 1977. Children: Megan Amelia Broadbent; Derek Samuel Broadbent; and Stacy Maxine Broadbent. ~ ~ ~ ~ She has two older brothers; J. Larry Murdock, BYH Class of 1957 and Chad L. Murdock, BYH Class of 1968. @2007

Murdock, Marella

Murdock, Marella

Marella Murdock

Class of 1918. Marella Murdock. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1918. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 122.

Murdock, Merle

Murdock, Merle

Merle Murdock

Class of 1914. Merle Murdock. Graduated in 1914 from Brigham Young High School, Academic Department. Source 1: 1914 BYU Banyan, BYH section, pp. 84-89. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1914. Merle Murdock. He received a High School Diploma in 1914. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 6, page 326.

Murdock, Orrice Abram, Jr.

Murdock, Orrice Abram, Jr.
Bethesda, Maryland US

Abram (Abe) and Mary Murdock

Murdock Academy, Beaver, Utah, Circa 1911. Utah Senator Abram (Abe) Murdock, Jr. - Orrice Abram Murdock, Jr. (July 18, 1893 - September 15, 1979) was a United States Representative and Senator from Utah. He was born in Austin, Lander County, Nevada on July 18, 1893. His parents were Orris Abram Murdock, Sr., and Cinda Robinson Murdock. Young Abram moved with his parents to Beaver, Utah [their hometown] in 1898, attended the public schools and graduated from Brigham Young Academy ~ Murdock Academy [circa 1911] in Beaver. He then attended the University of Utah at Salt Lake City. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1922, commencing practice in Beaver. He was a member of the Beaver City Council in 1920 and 1921, and was County Attorney in 1923-1924, 1927-1928, and 1931-1932. He was City Attorney of Beaver from 1926 to 1933, and was a Democratic candidate for district attorney for the fifth Utah district in 1928, but was not elected. Murdock was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress and was reelected to the three succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1933 to January 3, 1941. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1940, having become a candidate for the U.S. Senate; he was elected as a Democrat to the Senate in 1940 and served from January 3, 1941, to January 3, 1947; he ran for reelection in 1946 and when he did not win, he resumed the practice of law and engaged in agricultural pursuits and livestock raising. From 1947 to 1957, he was a member of the National Labor Relations Board and in 1960 was a member of the Atomic Energy Labor-Management Relations Panel. He died of natural causes in Bethesda, Maryland in 1979. His interment, in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver. ~ ~ ~ ~ Abram Murdock 1941-47, Utah Senator for 6 years. Born in Nevada, Murdock moved to Beaver when he was 5 years old. On October 2, 1913, Abe married Mary Violet Yardley in Beaver, Utah. She was born on Christmas, December 25, 1892, in Beaver, Utah. Mary Violet Yardley Murdock died on September 4, 1962. Her interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Utah. After serving on the Beaver City Council and as attorney for Beaver County, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1932. Murdock's Senate term commenced after eight years of service in the House.

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