Alphabetical Alumni
Nelson, Mattie

Nelson, Mattie

Mattie Nelson

BY Academy High School Class of 1888. Mattie Nelson received a Normal Certificate. Source: Deseret Evening News, May 28, 1888.

Nelson, Nels Lars

Nelson, Nels Lars
Provo, Utah US

N. L. & Maude Nelson

BY Academy High School Class of 1882, Collegiate Class of 1887. Faculty. Nels Nelson. 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. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1897. Nels L. Nelson. Received the degree of Bachelor of Didactics (B. D.) in May of 1897. Source: The (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 27, 1897. ~ ~ ~ ~ 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. Nels L. Nelson, English and Spanish teacher, 1883-1920. Fifth Principal of Brigham Young Academy from 1900 to 1904. He married Maude Noble , who was was born on February 1, 1879 in Kanab, Kane County, Utah. She died on January 9, 1954 in Downey, Bannock County, Idaho and was buried in Downey. Nels Lars Nelson married Maude on May 25, 1904 in Salt Lake City, Utah. An incident in the Onedia Stake Academy in Preston, Idaho: Mark Hart remembered his former teacher N. L. Nelson. "Man, how he could concentrate!" he recalled. "When he had his nose in a book he was gone. I whispered to a kid next to me. I'll bet I can sneak right out of that window and he'll never notice. "I inched over to the wall, like this, stopped and checked him -- he was still lost -- and then I inched along some more. I slipped out the open window, went around to the front steps, into the hall, then sneaked back into my seat. He didn't notice at all." ~ ~ ~ ~ After serving as principal at BY Academy in Provo, Nels Lars Nelson became a BYU English professor, and in 1904, he became the editor of a new periodical. It was called The Mormon Point of View. After only four issues the publication ceased. A single bound volume of The Mormon Point of View can be found in the UCLA Research Library. In 1898, Nels Lars Nelson had published Preaching and Public Speaking, an effort to provide useful advice and raise the level of preaching in the church. In 1904, he also published Scientific Aspects of Mormonism. Brother Nelson, usually known by his initials N. L., had a lively, inquiring mind and a vigorous, compelling style of writing. During its brief lifetime, The Mormon Point of View published nine articles, stories, or poems, including: --"Human Side of the Book of Mormon." Here Nelson explored the textual changes, mostly grammatical, in subsequent editions after 1830. Inevitably, he also addressed the nature of the translation and the presence of Bible passages in the Book of Mormon. Not the last word, this article is nevertheless provocative and worth reading. --"Learning to Read Up Hill." Someone complained that the new magazine was too difficult. Editor Nelson was unsympathetic. "I cannot and will not reduce the whole thing down to thin soup once more, to suit his watery mental digestion," he wrote. I wonder what he would say about the non-readers among us a century later, those whose intake of ideas comes from movies and television. --"The Spiritual Life." Analyzing several metaphors employed by Jesus, Nelson went on for 78 pages. =="The Harris-Anthon Episode." Martin Harris and Charles Anthon both told about the famous interview. Since Anthon contradicted himself, Nelson said, Harris is the more reliable. He was sufficiently satisfied after meeting to invest a sizeable sum of money in the publication of the Book of Mormon. --"The Mormon Family." Although plural marriage is briefly mentioned, the main point of this article is to praise the "fruitfulness" of Mormon families. A century later, when fertility in many countries is below the 2.1 required for replacement, we are awed as Nelson describes families of five to twelve children for each mother. -- A short story by a young woman in one of Nelson's classes rounded out the contents of the periodical's first and only volume. Nelson had hoped to sell two thousand copies, which would have returned a modest profit to him as editor. He did not come even close to his goal, and the venture failed financially. N. L. Nelson had built up a sufficient reputation for loyalty that the First Presidency gave his project their endorsement. But in their letter we notice a recognition of the financial risks. "As far as we are concerned, we should very much like to see a magazine published such as you have outlined; it would undoubtedly be a credit both to you as its publisher and to our community. But will it pay financially, and can it be done without financial injury to yourself and family? . . . To be frank with you, we are afraid it will not pay." They were right. After the fourth issue, completing the first volume, The Mormon Point of View folded.

Nelson, Paul E.

Nelson, Paul E.

Paul Nelson

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1914. Paul E. Nelson. He received an A.B. Degree. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 133.

Nelson, Rae [Dorothy Rae]

Nelson, Rae [Dorothy Rae]
Perry, Utah US

Rae & Glen Mildenhall

Class of 1947. Dorothy Rae Nelson, known as "Rae." ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Beloved mother, Dorothy Rae "Rae" Nelson Mildenhall died, Brigham City, Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Rae had lived in Perry, Utah from May 2006 until July 2012 with her late husband Glen. Before moving to Perry, Rae and Glen lived in Provo for many years. Dorothy Rae Nelson was born on May 25, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri to Joseph Call Nelson and Dorothy Decker. Rae grew up in Provo and Salt Lake City, graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1947, and attended Brigham Young University. Rae married Glen T. Mildenhall on June 2, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple. Rae and Glen lived in Salt Lake City for two years, then moved to Provo where they raised six sons and a daughter. Rae enjoyed serving in numerous church callings, was also was an active leader in PTA, on the school, city and state level and an active member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Rae and Glen served as LDS missionaries in the Little Rock Arkansas Mission. Surviving are her sister, Krista Froelich, two brothers, Joseph and Stevens Nelson, six children, Tom (Carolyn)[BYH Class of 1969~H), Joe (Mary), Kurt (Linda), Scott (JoAnn), Guy (Karen), Sarah Olsen (Dean), daughter-in-law Sheryl Mills 30 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Services: Friday, October 5, 2012, Perry 7th Ward, 2415 South Park Drive, Perry, Utah. Viewings: Thursday, October 4, Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 East, Brigham City; Friday, October 5, at the church. Graveside Services: Provo Cemetery. The family suggested donations in lieu of flowers, to be donated to LDS Charities (www.ldsphilanthropies.org). [Provo Daily Herald, Wednesday, October 3, 2012] Source.

Nelson, Ruth

Ruth Nelson

Class of 1941. Ruth Nelson. Opera. College Enrollment. Ruth came to BYH from Roosevelt H.S. [TM]

Nelson, Scott M.
6560 North 33rd Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68112 US

Scott Nelson

Class of 1969. Scott M. Nelson. BYU BS Business Management 1975. MBA 1977.

Nelson, Stephen Rich (1961)

Nelson, Stephen Rich (1961)
1580 Lizzie Street
San Luis Obispo, California 93401 US

Steve and Gina Nelson
  • Home: (805) 544-7969

Class of 1961. Steve Nelson. Senior Class Social Chair. Basketball, Tennis, Dramatics, Best Supporting Actor, Junior Class Vice President, Seminary Graduate. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU 1965. University of Utah BA Economics 1968. University of Utah MA Economics 1971. Married Gina Marie Grow, BYH Class of 1964. Alternate email: nelsongina1@gmail.com @2011

Nelson, Steven R. (1969)
PO Box 998
Twin Falls, Idaho 83303 US

Steve Nelson
  • Work: (208) 735-2276

Class of 1969. Steven R. Nelson. BYU BA Youth Leadership - Outdoor Education 1983. BYU BS Boy Scouts Administration 1983.

Nelson, Stevens C. (1958)
2343 No 1000 East
Provo, Utah 84604 US

Steve and Connie Nelson
  • Work: 801-375-9299

Class of 1958. Steve Nelson. Speech and Stage Manager. Legislative Forum, Contest Play, Childrens Theater, Speech Department, Quill & Scroll, Thespian, Key Club, Y'ld Cat Newspaper News Editor, Chorus, Model U.N., Pep Committee, Weber Debate, Soph Ball Committee, Junior Prom Decoration Committee, Senior Hop Decorations Committee, Dramatic Reading, Graduation Party Committee. BYU BS Accounting 1967. BYU MACC Accounting 1970. Married Connie. First name is actually "Stevens." Formerly of Chico, California.

Nelson, Vincent

Vincent Nelson

Class of 1971. Vincent Nelson.

Nelson, Wayne Howard

Nelson, Wayne Howard
Orem, Utah US

Wayne and Cindy Nelson

Class of 1959. Wayne H. Nelson. Football, Basketball, Tennis, 3-years Vocal Music, Concert Band, Marching Band, Senior Certificate. Nickname: "Spider". ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Wayne Howard Nelson, 60, of Orem passed away November 28, 2001 in Provo, Utah. He was born May 24, 1941 in Nephi, Utah, a son of Howard Raymond and Glennes Lee Master Nelson. He married Cindy Stagaard on August 12, 1992 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Throughout Wayne's life he had many great passions. He loved going fast in his race boats, and he loved golfing and the great outdoors. Wayne had many dear friends and family that he enjoyed spending time with. He dearly loved his wife and family, and received great joy from his Bassethound, Pepper. We know he is leading the race now. He is survived by his wife Cindy, and children; Brent (Eve) Nelson, Troy (Cindy) Nelson, Gary (Dawn) Nelson, Randi Nelson and Jeremy and Tyler Nelson. He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson, his parents Howard and Glennes Nelson, brothers and sisters include: Leland (Kathy) Nelson, Karen (Kelley) Fowler, Karl (Crystal) Nelson, Steve (Launa) Nelson and Sheri (Mark) Feack. A celebration of his life was held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001 in Orem. Interment, Eastlawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, Provo, Utah. [Deseret News, Friday, November 30, 2001.]

Nelson, William A.
260 West 800 North
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660

Bill Nelson
  • Work: (801) 798-3851

Faculty & Staff Late 1950s, including 1957-58. BYU BS Secondary Education 1950.

Nelson, Winnifred Joy

Nelson, Winnifred Joy
Taylorsville, Utah US

Winnifred and Volie Mahaffey

Winnifred Joy Nelson. Uncategorized Other Student. BYU alumnae circa 1940. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Winifred Joy Mahaffey (Nelson) "Our Forever Teacher" Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, Winifred Joy Mahaffey (Nelson) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, friends, and caregivers, on Sunday, September 23, 2018 in Taylorsville, Utah. Winifred was born a 3 lb. preemie in a log cabin on April 1, 1917 to Jesse and Jessie (Blackburn) Nelson. She was the oldest of seven children and spent her childhood riding her horse, Old Dan, through the landscape of Ferron, Utah. Winifred attended Westminster College until the passing of her father in 1936, when she returned home to assist her mother with her siblings. She continued her studies at Brigham Young Academy [University] where she gained her teaching certificate. Although the school advised the newly graduated students not to teach in their home town, Winifred returned to Ferron to begin her teaching career. She loved the experience! One highlight was teaching her youngest brother, Thad Nelson, in the fourth grade and she often affectionately reflected on his comment to her, "Give us a kiss, Sis!" Winifred was a natural-born teacher with an extreme passion and love for learning and for her students. Winifred lived a life of helping others and would spend her summers cooking for the ranch hands on her Aunt Sylva's ranch in Meeker, Colorado where she met her husband, Volie Jackson Mahaffey. Volie courted Winifred for four years before she finally agreed to marry him. They were married in Steamboat Springs, Colorado on January 23, 1943. The couple was blessed with eight children: Jon Granville (Nancy), Brian Nelson (Susan), Janet Elaine (Dale Weldon) Abersold, Kevin Bruce (Jodie), Candace Alene (Ray W., deceased) Rozycke, Julie, Jessie Lynne (Kevin V.) Smith, and Allison (Phillip) Banks. Winifred paused her teaching career to raise her family until the passing of her husband on November 15, 1960. She returned to teaching and spent many years changing the lives of her students, always striving to foster a love of learning. Winifred was an incredible asset to Granite School District for 26 years, retiring in 1985. Following her retirement, she pursued many hobbies including travel and photography. Her inquisitive mind and keen eye for nature's beauty were effortlessly reflected in her photographs. Winifred was a devoted protestant and active member of Wasatch Presbyterian Church where she was often found with a grandchild or two at her side. Winifred is survived by: her sister-in-law, Connie (Russell, deceased) Nelson; her youngest brother, Thad (Pat) Nelson; her eight children, twenty-seven grandchildren and sixty plus great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by: her husband, Volie; her parents, Jesse and Jessie (Blackburn) Nelson; her siblings, Nadine (Eddie) New, Betty (Clell) Hooton, Jean (Bird) Draper, Andrew (Rosalie) Nelson, Russell Nelson; and her son in-law, Ray W. Rozycke. A viewing will be held on Friday, September 28, 2018, from 6-8 pm at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, on 4760 South State Street in Murray. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Wasatch Presbyterian Church, on 1626 South 1700 East, at 2:00 pm, with a viewing prior from 12:30-1:45 pm, followed by graveside services at Elysian Burial Gardens, on 1075 East 4580 South, Millcreek. Thank you to the staff at Legacy House in Taylorsville, the devoted caregivers, and all the professionals who cared for Winifred over the last few years. A special thank you to Winifred's personal nurse, Lisie Cornish Hauser and her wife, Cori Hauser for all the love, support and house calls. Share online condolences at www.jenkins-soffe.com. [Salt Lake Tribune September 26, 2018]

Nesbit, Robert W.

Nesbit, Robert W.
Of Provo, Utah US

Robert Nesbit

Class of 1912. Robert W. Nesbit, of Provo, 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. Robert W. Nesbit. He received two diplomas in 1912: a BYH Commercial Diploma, and a High School Diploma. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 5, page 116.

Newell, Afton

Newell, Afton

Afton Newell

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1926. Afton Newell. She received a BS Degree in Drama & Art in 1926. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 49.

Newell, Anna

Newell, Anna
Provo, Utah US

Anna Bown

Class of 1912. Anna Newell, of Provo, Utah. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1912. Source: 1912 BYU Mizpah, BYH section, photos and names on pp. 1 - 62, 105. ~ ~ ~ ~ Annie Kirstine (Anna) Newell was born November 10, 1886 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Myron Clark Newell, Sr., and Alice Smoot. She married Joseph Leo Bown on June 21, 1906 in Payson, Utah; they were later divorced. Anna Newell died on December 20, 1945 in Provo, Utah. Her interment, Provo City Cemetery, Utah.

Newell, Emma

Newell, Emma

Emma Newell

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1906. Emma Newell. She received a Special Certificate in Elocution. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 190.

Newell, Florence

Newell, Florence
Provo, Utah US

Florence and Lowry Nelson

Class of 1920, BYH Commercial Department. Florence Newell. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1920. Florence Newell. She received a BYH Business Diploma in 1920. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 38. ~ ~ ~ ~ Florence married Lowry Nelson. University of Utah Marriott Library Special Collections: Certificate (undated) Brigham Young University Alumni Association, Life Membership Certificate #63, for Florence Newell Nelson. Her husband's books: Boyhood in a Mormon Village: A Turn of the Century Memoir, by Lowry Nelson (1972); Eighty: One Man's Way There, A Memoir, by Lowry Nelson (1973); In the Direction of His Dream (1985). ~ ~ ~ ~ Florence's parents were Myron Clark Newell, Jr. and Jane Alice Buckley Newell. The Newells had six children, two sons and four daughters: Florence Newell Nelson [born 1902] [BYU Class of 1920] (Lowry) Nelson; Clark Buckley Newell [born 1903] (Melba Christensen); [Erma] Maxine Newell [born 1907] (Sheldon) Smith; Helen Rose Newell [born 1913] [BYH Class of 1931?] (Arthur) Zabriskie; William Lynn Newell [born 1915] (1. Yvonne Holt; 2. Pauline; 3. Edith R.); and Jane Alice Newell [born 1919] [BYH Class of 1936] (David) Vance. ~ ~ ~ ~ Florence Newell was born on April 7, 1902 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents were M. Clark Newell and Jennie Buckley Newell. Florence married Lowry Nelson. Florence Newell Nelson died on December 1, 1981 in Provo, Utah. Her interment, Provo City Cemetery.

Newell, Helen (1916)

Newell, Helen (1916)

Helen and Leslie Poulson

Class of 1916. Helen Newell. Graduated from Brigham Young High School, Music Department, in 1916. Source 1: 1916 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, about 23 pages, not numbered. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1916. Helen Newell. She received two diplomas in 1916: a BYH Normal Certificate, and a BYH Music Diploma. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 165. ~ ~ ~ ~ Helen Newell was born December 8, 1896 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Myron Clark Newell, Sr., and Alice Smoot. Helen married Leslie Anthon Poulson on January 18, 1923. She died January 12, 1969.

Newell, Helen Rose (1930)

Newell, Helen Rose (1930)
Provo, Utah US

Helen and Arthur Zabriskie

Class of 1930. Helen Newell. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Helen Newell performed in a play, "Boomerang", during the 1929-1930 school year. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Myron Clark Newell, Jr. and Jane Alice Buckley Newell. The Newells had six children, two sons and four daughters: Florence Newell Nelson [born 1902] [BYU Class of 1920] (Lowry) Nelson; Clark Buckley Newell [born 1903] (Melba Christensen); [Erma] Maxine Newell [born 1907] (Sheldon) Smith; Helen Rose Newell [born 1913] [BYH Class of 1930] (Arthur) Zabriskie; William Lynn Newell [born 1915] (1. Yvonne Holt; 2. Pauline; 3. Edith R.); and Jane Alice Newell [born 1919] [BYH Class of 1936] (David) Vance. ~ ~ ~ ~ Helen Rose Newell was born on August 22, 1913 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Myron Clark Newell, Jr., and Jane (Jennie) Alice Buckley. She married Arthur Irwin Zabriskie on September 3, 1932. She died on February 7, 1999.

Newell, Jane Alice

Newell, Jane Alice
Provo, Utah 84601 US

Jane and David Vance
  • Work: (801) 356-1714

Class of 1936. Jane Newell. Source: 1936 BYH Wildcat yearbook. Faculty & Staff. Beginning in 1946-47, Jane Newell Vance taught Physical Education, Girls Athletics & Dance at BYH. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Myron Clark Newell, Jr. and Jane Alice Buckley Newell. The Newells had six children, two sons and four daughters: Florence Newell Nelson [born 1902] [BYU Class of 1920] (Lowry) Nelson; Clark Buckley Newell [born 1903] (Melba Christensen); [Erma] Maxine Newell [born 1907] (Sheldon) Smith; Helen Rose Newell [born 1913] [BYH Class of 1931?] (Arthur) Zabriskie; William Lynn Newell [born 1915] (1. Yvonne Holt; 2. Pauline; 3. Edith R.); and Jane Alice Newell [born 1919] [BYH Class of 1936] (David) Vance. ~ ~ ~ ~ TRIBUTE TO HER HUSBAND: David Harris Vance, Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Corps. His birth: 19 June 1917, American Falls, Idaho, to Arthur and Stella Vance. Missing in Action: 13 August 1944. David Vance was an active member of the LDS Church and a recipient of the Hiller-Harmon Award. After graduating from high school he graduated from Brigham Young University. Following graduation he took a job as an auditor at the Marine base in San Diego, California. He was a newly married husband to the former Jane Newell when he entered the forces and was trained to serve as navigator for the B-17, or Flying Fortress. In June of 1944 with his wife seven months pregnant at home, he was called overseas. Two months later, in August, David Harris Vance was reported missing in action over France. A wife and daughter, Jane and Peggy Jane Vance, hold him as husband and father, and his nation holds him as a patriot. ~ ~ ~ ~ Jane Alice Newell was born on July 22, 1919 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Myron Clark Newell, Jr., and Jennie Buckley. She married David Harris Vance on February 12, 1941 in Provo, Utah. She died on May 28, 1996 in Provo, Utah.

Newell, Lela

Newell, Lela

Lela Bryan

Classes of 1920 and 1922. Class of 1920. Lela Newell (Bryan). She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1920. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 328. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1922. Lela Newell [Bryan]. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1922. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 328.

Newland, Wilbur
RR No.1, Box 116
[18951 Helmer Rd]
Belle Fourche, South Dakota 57717-9761 US

Wilbur and Dawn Newland
  • Work: (605) 892-2813

Class of 1968. Wilbur Newland. He married Dawn.

Newman, Daisy Helena

Newman, Daisy Helena
Pleasant Grove, Utah US

Daisy and Ross Nielson

Class of 1921. Daisy Newman [Nielson]. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1921. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 386. ~ ~ ~ ~ Daisy Helena Newman was born on August 20, 1901 in in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Her parents were Frederick William Newman and Augusta Christine Nielson Newman. Daisy married Ross Oscar (Oscar Rosswell) Nielsen on June 29, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Daisy Newman Nielsen died on January 9, 1992. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Daisy Helena Newman Nielsen, age 90, died January 9, 1992 at a Pleasant Grove Care Center of causes incident to age. Born August 20, 1901 in Pleasant Grove, Utah to Fredrick William and Augusta Christine Nelson Newman. Married Ross O. Nielson June 29, 1927, Salt Lake LDS Temple; he died October 10, 1973. BYU graduate, educator for many years. Member, LDS Church, served in many capacities. Accomplished pianist. Member, Pleasant Grove Cadmus Club. Survived by her daughters, Mrs. Richard G. (Ann) Thayne, Provo; Mrs. John F. (Marilyn) Hamner, Pleasant Grove; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Ross O. Nielson, Jr. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 11, 2008 at Pleasant Grove 6th Ward, 475 No. 700 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Her interment, Pleasant Grove Cemetery. [Deseret News, Friday, January 10, 1992.]

Newman, Frank B.

Newman, Frank B.

Frank Newman

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1925. Frank B. Newman. He received a BS Degree in Economics & Political Science in 1925. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 124.

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