Alphabetical Alumni
Porter, Guy

Porter, Guy

Guy Porter

Class of 1915. Guy Porter. 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.

Porter, Jackie Laine

Porter, Jackie Laine
Provo, Utah US

Jackie and Ronald Griggs

Class of 1955. Jackie Laine Porter. Chorus, Pep Club, Thespians, Childrens Theater. She first married ______ Jackson. She second married Ronald Maynard Griggs. Jackie Laine Porter, born 19 Jun 1937 in Escalante, Garfield County, Utah, and died 17 July 1975 in Eureka, Utah. Her parents: Leland Porter and Mary Roe Porter. ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF HER HUSBAND: Ronald Maynard Griggs, 77, passed away June 13, 2005, in Orem, Utah, after a short illness. He was born June 8, 1928, in Eureka, Utah, and was the only son of Maynard E. and Thelma Potts Griggs. He was raised in Eureka, and graduated from Tintic High School in 1945. He married Jackie Laine Porter Jackson [BYH Class of 1955] on May 2, 1968, and she preceded him in death. He married Emma Sargent on May 7, 1988. Ron had a love for music all his life. He played trumpet in many jazz bands in high school and college, and one of the highlights of his life was playing with Les Brown and his Band of Renown, and Doris Day in Salt Lake City. Ron received teaching and music degrees from BYU. He taught band at Goshen High for a short time and then moved to Tintic High School where he taught until his retirement in 1987. He received many awards for his outstanding teaching accomplishments. He was named teacher of the year for the State of Utah in 1975-76 and also received outstanding Rural School Secondary Teacher award in 1984. Ron loved his teaching career and loved all of his students. His best memories were his students and the experiences they had with the marching bands. His marching bands were very popular and successful and received many awards, including a proclamation from Governor Calvin Rampton and recognition from President Ronald Reagan. His students loved and revered him as he helped them to succeed in many areas of their lives. Ron was called to be bishop of the Eureka Ward in 198l. As a bishop, Ron showed love and compassion to all members of the community regardless of their denomination. Ron was active with AA and helped many people in recovery. Ron was a loving and caring son and husband. He patiently cared for his mother in her later years and his first wife, Jackie, until her death. Ron was a much loved step-father and grandfather to Emma's family. He was fun and caring and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Ron is survived by his wife Emma, his five step-children and their spouses, Byron Sargent (Lynda), Francene Sargent Wood (Carl), Susan Sargent Gibbs, Robyn Sargent, and Lisa Sargent Peterson (Jamie), 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and cousins Richard and Diane Bauer, David and Janet Bauer, and Don and Diane Peterson. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 18, 2005, in Orem, Utah. Interment, Eureka, Utah cemetery. [Deseret News, Thursday, June 16, 2005.]

Porter, LaDawn

Porter, LaDawn
Ogden, Utah US

LaDawn & Reed Ercanbrack

Class of 1943. LaDawn Porter. Escalante High School 2, Notre Maison 3. ~ ~ ~ ~ LaDawn Porter was born on August 13, 1925 in Escalante, Utah. Her parents were Mr. Fay Porter and Mrs. Elizabeth Carrie Gleave. LaDawn married Reed Thomas Ercanbrack on July 29, 1943, in Manti, Utah. LaDawn Porter Ercanbrack died on December 26, 1997. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: Reed Thomas Ercanbrack, Brother, Dad, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, 86, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at the Crestwood Care Center in Ogden. He was born June 2, 1917 in Goshen, Utah, the son of Otis L. and Julia Bartholomew Ercanbrack. He married LaDawn Porter on July 29, 1943 in the Manti Temple. Reed was a Veteran in the 2nd Battalion 1st Infantry during WW II. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in many callings. Reed and LaDawn served a mission in 1994. He is survived by his children in Utah; 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife LaDawn, and son Sidney Ercanbrack. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 14, 2004 at the Roy South Stake Center, 5725 South 3750 West, Roy, Utah. Interment, Roy City Cemetery. [Ogden Standard Examiner, February 11, 2004]

Porter, LeRoy

LeRoy Porter

Faculty & Staff 1950s, including 1957-61. LeRoy Porter, Guidance Counselor.

Porter, Melva

Porter, Melva

Melva Porter

Classes of 1921 and 1923. Class of 1921. Melva Porter. Source: 1921 BYU Banyan, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1923. Melva Porter. She received a BYH Arts & Supervision Diploma in 1923. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 294.

Porter, Patti

Porter, Patti
14838 Brookhaven Place
Chesterfield, Missouri 63017 US

Patti and Paul Hintze
  • Home: 636-394-8921

Class of 1970. Patti Porter. What great memories! I started out in the BYU Nursery School, went to Wasatch, then waited until Second Grade to get a spot in the BYU Elementary School. I attended B.Y. High through the 10th Grade, and then was deeply saddened when BYH was closed. I graduated early from Provo High, then went to BYU and graduated with a BS in Early Childhood Education in 1973. ~ ~ Patti married Paul Hintze, BYH Class of 1968. He was the last senior class president at BY High. They have eight children: Amy Hintze Bonnett; Heather Hintze Munns; Karie Lyn Hintze Ramos; Emily Jane Hintze, Amanda Hintze Wilson; Jonathan Hintze; Robert Hintze; and Matthew Hintze. ~ ~ Patti's siblings are Claudia Porter Black, BYH Class of 1963, Roger Porter, also BYH Class of 1963, and David Porter, BYH Class of 1969. @2006

Porter, Roger B.
12 Clifton Street
Belmont, Massachusetts 02178-3363 US

Roger Porter
  • Work: (617) 484-5459, (617) 496-4036

Class of 1963. Roger B. Porter. Graduated in 1963 at the end of his junior year at BYH. Dr. Roger B. Porter: BYU BA Political Science 1970. Oxford Univerity - England BPhil 1971. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He was a White House Fellow from 1974-1975. Harvard University MA & PHD 1978. Economist. Porter is IBM Professor of Business and Government. Joining the John F. Kennedy School of Government faculty at Harvard University in 1977, he served for more than a decade in senior economic policy positions in the White House, most recently as Assistant to the President for Economic and Domestic Policy from 1989-1993. He served as Director of the White House Office of Policy Development in the Reagan Administration and as Executive Secretary of the President's Economic Policy Board during the Ford Administration. He is the author of several books on economic policy, including Presidential Decision Making and Efficiency, Equity and Legitimacy: The Multilateral Trading System at the Millennium. Op-Eds: Porter, Roger B. "Reagan was a Man of Great Vision." Deseret Morning News, June 10, 2004. ----- Roger Porter is IBM Professor of Business and Government and the Master of Dunster House at Harvard University. He also is a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Faculty Chairman of Harvard's Program for Senior Managers in Government. Mr. Porter has served for more than a decade in various senior economic policy positions in the Ford, Reagan and Bush White Houses. Under President Bush, Mr. Porter served as Assistant to the President for Economic and Domestic Policy from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Porter is a director of Tenneco Automotive, Inc., Pactiv Corporation, Zions Bancorporation and National Life Insurance Company and RightChoice Managed Care, Inc. Roger's siblings: Patti's siblings are Claudia, BYH Class of 1963, Claudia Porter Black, also BYH Class of 1963, David Porter, BYH Class of 1969, and Patti Porter Hintze, BYH Class of 1970. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate email: jpa1235@aol.com ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU Athletics: At BYU SENIOR - (1968-1969): Played on the men's tennis team in 1964, 1968, 1969. Before BYU Graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah in 1963. Personal Porter is IBM Professor of Business and Government at Harvard University. He joined the Harvard Kennedy School faculty in 1977. He has served for more than a decade in senior economic policy positions in the White House, most recently as Assistant to the President for Economic and Domestic Policy from 1989 to 1993. He was the recipient of the 1996 Rolex Achievement Award presented by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Porter is an alumnus of Brigham Young University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he received his BPhil degree. He was a White House Fellow from 1974 to 1975 and received his MA and PhD degrees from Harvard University. @2011 ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS FATHER'S OBITUARY: Blaine R. Porter died at home August 4, 2015 in Provo, Utah. Born on February 24, 1922, to Brigham Ernest and Edna Lizette Porter, he grew up in Morgan, Utah. During WWII he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps, while serving, he was selected to train with the Royal Air Force as well. He was assigned as a flight instructor where he discovered, and developed his passion for teaching. He met, fell in love with, and married Elizabeth Maud Taylor in the Salt Lake Temple in 1943. They had four children together. After World War II, he resumed his studies and received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from Brigham Young University, and his Ph.D from Cornell University. He joined the faculty at Iowa State University and later accepted a position as Chairman of the Department of Human Development and Family Relations at BYU. In 1963, he was selected by the BYU student body as Professor of the Year. Later that year, his first wife, Betty, passed on. He was a Visiting Professor and Fulbright Research Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science at the University of London. He then returned to BYU as Dean of the College of Family Living. In 1975, he married Barbara Edda Duessler (deceased) in the Salt Lake Temple, and adopted her daughter. In 1980, he became the first University Professor at BYU, teaching and writing until his retirement in 1987. In 1988, he married Myrna Katherine Kennedy in the Salt Lake Temple. They have been inseparable for more than a quarter of a century, engaging in good works. They established Families for Children International, a non-profit organization aiding children in Ghana. Together, they have supported humanitarian efforts in Europe and Latin America. Blaine’s life truly embodied a unique blend of religious faith, intellectual rigor, character and service to others. He was a true disciple of Christ. His contagious optimism and sense of humor touched all those who had the privilege to know him. He is survived by his wife Katherine: children, Claudia Jackson (Ralph), Roger Porter (Ann), David Porter (Lorrie), Patti Hintze (Paul), Corinna Porter. Step-children Shellie Drage, Tamera Morrison (Steven), Jeffery Andersen (Laurie), Eric Andersen (Patti), Amy Borland (John), Leisha Arveseth (Mike). 55 grandchildren, 96 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 10, 2015, at 11:00 am at the Oak Hills LDS Stake Center Chapel, 965 East North Temple Drive, Provo, Utah. Family and friends may call Sunday evening from 6:30–8:30 pm at the Oak Hills Stake Center Chapel and also at an additional viewing on Monday morning from 9:30–10:30 am prior to services at the church. Interment will take place in the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.warenski.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the “Blaine R. Porter Memorial Fund” Brigham Young University, P.O. Box 27188, Provo, Utah 84602. [Provo Daily Herald, Friday, August 7, 2015]

Porter, Veda J.

Porter, Veda J.

Veda Porter

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1929. Veda J. Porter. She received a BS Degree in Clothing in 1929. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 388.

Potter, Elwin A.

Potter, Elwin A.

Elwin Potter

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1926. Elwin A. Potter. He received an AB Degree in Elementary Education in 1926. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 484.

Potter, Wester S.
1729 E. Cornell Circle
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108-1801 US

Wes and Polly Potter
  • Work: (801) 583-2338
  • Home: 801-583-3765

Class of 1952. Wester S. [Wes] Potter. Wildcat Yearbook, Quill & Scroll, Debate, Band, Thespians. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents were Glenn Sowards Potter of Bancroft, Idaho, and Margaret Schow Potter of Lehi, Utah. Wester S. Potter married Polly. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate email addresses: wes@saltflats.com and wester6935@comcast.net ~ ~ ~ ~ On April 20, 2013 Wes Potter was inducted into the Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame under the category, "People Who Have Contributed". This took place during the annual Gold Coast Roadster and Racing Club's "Gas Up" in Buellton, California. @Apr 2013

Poulsen, Hal P.
219 East 100 North
Salem, Utah 84653-9105 US

Hal and Neva Poulsen
  • Work: 801-465-7690
  • Home: 801-423-3464

Class of 1965. Hal Poulsen [not Poulson]. Football, track, Chorus. ~ ~ ~ ~ I am still a used-car dealer and am also involved in the stucco and rock installation business with one of my daughters and her husband. My hobby is container gardening. @2005 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate address: Hal P Poulsen, 963 South 630 West, Payson, Utah 84651-2769 - (801) 465-7690 Household: Hal P. Poulsen, Neva H Poulsen, Andrew H Poulsen, & Tina Poulsen @2009 ~ ~ ~ ~ Email sent to ahuntp@earthlink.net bounced back. @2010

Poulsen, Lorin

Poulsen, Lorin

Lorin Paulson

Class of 1915. Lorin Poulsen (male). 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.

Poulsen, Robert

Robert Poulsen

Class of 1943. @2001

Poulson, Bill

Bill Poulson

Class of 1942. Bill Poulson. (William or Wilford?) Football. Basketball. Boys' Organization. Contest Play. Bill came to BYH from North Sevier H.S.

Poulson, Eugene W.

Poulson, Eugene W.

Eugene Poulson

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1908. Eugene W. Poulson. He received a Commercial Diploma. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 259.

Poulson, Eva

Poulson, Eva
Provo, Utah US

Eva Poulson

Class of 1924 ~ Honorary. Eva Poulson. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ Eva Poulson was a pictured in the Class of 1921 as a freshman in 1918. Source: Freshman photo. ~ ~ ~ ~ Eva Poulson is listed as a 3rd Year (junior) student at Brigham Young High School in 1924. Some other students similarly listed were actually 4th Year (senior) students. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Poulson, Ezra J.

Poulson, Ezra J.

Ezra Poulson

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1917. Ezra J. Poulson. He received an AB Degree in English in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 212.

Poulson, Jennie Lin
1180 East 2680 North
Provo, Utah 84604-4128 US

Jennie and John Strong
  • Work: (801) 375-2077

Class of 1955. Jennie Lin Poulson. Chorus, Pep Club, Notre Maison, Quill & Scroll, Thespians, Short Plays, Childrens Theater, Yld Cat Newspaper Exchange and Editorial Editor. BYU BA Home Economics Education 1959. Married John Strong, and they have two children: Susanne and Eric. [Note: Current email address may be wrong: jennielins@wmconnect.com -- email is being returned unopened @Feb 2007.]

Poulson, L. Wilford

Poulson, L. Wilford
[See M. Wilford Poulson]

Wilford Poulson

L. Wilford Poulson - incorrect first initial. See: M. Wilford Poulson.

Poulson, M. Wilford [Martin Wilford]

Poulson, M. Wilford [Martin Wilford]
Provo, Utah US

Wilford & 2 Poulson

Class of 1910. M. Wilford Poulson [Martin Wilford Poulson]. Also Faculty & Staff. [First initial: L.~incorrect; M.~correct] Wilford Poulson, Training School & Psychology teacher, 1910-1951. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1910, in the Normal Department. Source 1: 1910 BYU Banyan, BYH section, list on p. 83. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, page 137. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1914. M. Wilford Poulson. He received an A.B. Degree in 1914. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 6, page 367. ~ ~ ~ ~ Martin Wilford Poulson was born on November 21, 1884 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. His parents were Niels Poulson and Maria Wahlstrom Poulson. He married twice: ~ ~ First, to Estella Mecham on April 24, 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Estelle was born on September 30, 1886 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Jonathon James Meacham and Elizabeth Duke Mecham. She died on August 19, 1935 in Provo, Utah. ~ ~ Second, Wilford married Jenniev (spelling is correct) Jorgensen Smith. Born September 6, 1906 in Provo, Utah, she was the daughter of Mads Jorgensen and Melinda Baum Jorgensen. She married twice: ~ ~ first, to William Lavern Smith; and ~ ~ second, to M. Wilford Poulson. She died on November 12, 1991 in Draper, Utah. ~ ~ M. Wilford Poulson died on January 26, 1969 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His interment, Provo City Cemetery, Utah.

Poulson, Marie

Poulson, Marie

Marie Poulson

Classes of 1925 and 1927. Class of 1925. Marie Poulson. Source: 1925 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1927. Marie Poulson. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1927. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 500.

Poulson, Michael B.
1241 North 600 West
Bountiful, Utah 84087 US

Mike Poulson
  • Work: (801) 292-8384

Class of 1964. Michael B. Poulson. Spanish Club, Chorus, Seminary 4 years. [Note: Name is spelled both Poulson and Poulsen in 1964 Yearbook.] Ricks College [BYUI] 1967.

Poulson, Verle [Powelson,]

Verle Poulson

Class of 1933. Verle Poulson. TWO POSSIBILITIES: 1. Deverl Harold Poulson was born October 9, 1914 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. His parents were Alexander Hamilton Poulson and Jane Truscott. He died on January 1, 1985. OR 2. Verl Davis Powelson, born on August 23, 1911 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Powel George Powelson and Mary Caroline Davis. He married Nelma Taylor on June 12, 1934 in Provo, Utah. He died in Provo, Utah on April 10, 1954. Interment, Provo, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ IF THIS IS NO. 2: Elma Janet Powelson Thatcher [BYH Class of 1913], born November 16, 1894 in Provo, died September 1, 1976 in Provo; Loran George Powelson [BYH Class of 1916], born December 9, 1896 in Provo, died March 17, 1972 in Salt Lake City; Donnel Earl Powelson, born January 13, 1899 in Provo, died on December 19, 1986 in Salt Lake City; Arlon Marion (Marion) Powelson [BYH Classes of 1919 and 1920], born October 11, 1901 in Provo, died October 29, 1977 in Salt Lake City; Stanford Paul Powelson [BYH Class of 1922], born April 8, 1904 in Provo, died on December 2, 1965 in Salt Lake City; Dorothy Powelson (Thomas O.) Moore, born January 12, 1909, died June 17, 1997, of Mission Viejo, California; Verl Davis Powelson, born August 23, 1911 in Provo, died on April 10, 1954 in Provo; Fred Davis Powelson, born October 26, 1919 in Provo, died ___ in Orem; Bert Powelson; Lael Powelson Creer, Orem, Utah; and Dr. Keith Davis Powelson, Tarzana, California.

Poulson, Virginia B.

Poulson, Virginia B.
Provo, Utah US

Virginia Poulson

Faculty & Staff. Virgina B. Poulson, Domestic Science, Homeliving, Religion, Senior Problems, 1936-1937, 1952-1955.

Powell, Ernest

Ernest Powell

Class of 1944. Ernest Powell.

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