Alphabetical Alumni
Sowards, Jewell

Sowards, Jewell
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Jewell Bybee

Class of 1942. Jewell Sowards. Fauvines. Notre Maison. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Wilbur Sowards and Bertha Holtsclaw Sowards. Their children include: Beatrice Sowards [BYH Class of 1926] Skinner; Wilbur Anthony (Tony) Sowards; Josephine Sowards Strong, Sacramento; Calif.; Myrtle Sowards [BYH Class of 1930] DeHart, Logan, Utah; Beulah Sowards [BYH Class of 1933] Bucher, Salt Lake City; Ethelyn Mabel Sowards [BYH Class of 1937] (Vance Lynn) Young; Jewell Sowards [BYH Class of 1942] Bybee, Salt Lake City, Utah; Clifford Sowards, Salt Lake City. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Jewell Sowards Bybee passed away peacefully with her daughter, Lori, at her bedside on August 25, 2014 at the age of 91. Jewell was born to Wilbur and Mary Lou Bertha Sowards on April 1, 1923, the youngest of eight children. She attended Brigham Young High School as well as Brigham Young University. She married Raymond Noall Bybee in the Salt Lake Temple; later divorced. She moved with her children to Sacramento, California where she held a position in the Admissions Department of Sacramento City College until her retirement. The love of family and faith ran deep in Jewell. She was a generous and caring daughter, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother as well as a loyal friend to her extended family. To Lori her daughter, she was a best friend and life-long companion. Jewell was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and worked in the Salt Lake Temple until just prior to her passing. She is survived by daughter Lori Bybee, Salt Lake City; son Roger Bybee [BYH Class of 1965] (Gail), two grandsons, Christopher and Alexander Bybee, New York City. She also is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her son Jeffrey Bybee and daughter Kristen Sue Bybee [BYH Class of 1966~H]; her parents and her seven siblings. The family is grateful to the staff and doctors at Millcreek Home Health and Hospice for their kind and loving care of Jewell in her final days. Graveside services were held on Friday, August 29, 2014 at East Lawn Memorial Hills, 4800 North 650 East, Provo, Utah. [Berg Mortuary]

Sowards, Josephine

Sowards, Josephine
Sacramento, CA US

Josephine & Waldo Strong

Class of 1927. Josephine Sowards. Josephine is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Josephine Sowards was born October 1, 1910. Her parents were Wilbur Sowards and Bertha Holtsclaw Sowards. The family moved from Vernal to Provo, where she attended Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1927. On September 4, 1936 she married Waldo Jensen Strong, born June 7, 1908, died December 4, 1994. Josephine Sowards Strong died October 22, 2001. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills, Provo, Utah.

Sowards, Mark S.
496 North 1080 East
Orem, Utah 84097 US

Mark Sowards
  • Work: (801) 225-4309

Class of 1972. Mark Sowards. BYU BA Advertising 1977. Mark S. Sowards.

Sowards, Myrtle

Sowards, Myrtle
Logan, Utah US

Myrtle and William DeHart

Class of 1930. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Student Body Vice President. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: LOGAN - Myrtle Ida Sowards DeHart, 87, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 1999, at Logan Regional Hospital after an extended illness. Myrtle is survived by her husband, William; sons, Steven Arthur (Gretchen) DeHart, Logan, and William Kent (Sharon) DeHart, Centerville; three grandchildren; sisters Josephine Sowards Strong, Sacramento, California; Beulah Sowards Bucher, Salt Lake City; Jewell Sowards Bybee, Salt Lake City; and brother, Clifford Sowards, Salt Lake City. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Beatrice Sowards Skinner, Ethelyn Sowards Young; and brother, W. Anthony Sowards. Funeral services were held at 12 noon on Tuesday, November 30, 1999 in Logan, Utah. Interment, Eastlawn Memorial Hills Cemetery in Provo. The family suggested contributions to the Myrtle DeHart Scholarship Fund at Utah State University. [Deseret News, Sunday, November 28, 1999.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Wilbur Sowards and Bertha Holtsclaw Sowards. Their children include: Beatrice Sowards [BYH Class of 1926] Skinner; Wilbur Anthony (Tony) Sowards; Josephine Sowards Strong, Sacramento; Calif.; Myrtle Sowards [BYH Class of 1930] DeHart, Logan, Utah; Beulah Sowards [BYH Class of 1933] Bucher, Salt Lake City; Ethelyn Mabel Sowards [BYH Class of 1937] (Vance Lynn) Young; Jewell Sowards [BYH Class of 1942] Bybee, Salt Lake City, Utah; Clifford Sowards, Salt Lake City.

Sowards, Nelson General

Sowards, Nelson General
Vernal, Utah US

Nelson and Mary Sowards

BY Academy High School Class of 1885. Nelson Sowards received a Certificate in Commercial Studies. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885. ~ ~ ~ ~ Nelson General Sowards was born January 22, 1862 in Pike County, Kentucky. His parents were Moses Ford Sowards and Eliza Branham Gannon. He married Mary Eliza Gibson [or Kegibson] in about 1887 in Pike County, Kentucky [or August 10, 1893 in Salt Lake City, Utah]. He died on January 14, 1946 in Vernal, Utah.

Sowards, Paul Anthony (1970)
6401 Pojoaque Drive NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120 US

Paul Sowards
  • Home: 505-899-0652

Class of 1970. Paul Sowards. Class Social Chair. Class of 1970 Party Committee. BYU BS Business Management 1976. BYU MBA 1978. @2011

Sowards, Willa L.

Sowards, Willa L.
Boise, Idaho US

Willa and Mac Swenson

Class of 1931. Willa L. Sowards. She graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 28, 1931. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, Tuesday, May 26, 1931. ~ ~ ~ ~ [Incorrectly identified as a member of the BYH Class of 1929 in the 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Willa Lamar (sic) Sowards was born February 9, 1913 in Manassa, Colorado. Her parents were Willard Lewis Sowards and Fannie Jackson. She married Francis McLean (Mac) Swenson, BYH Class of 1926, on January 2, 1935 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on May 7, 1975 in Boise, Idaho. Interment, Pocatello, Idaho.

Sowby, Thelma

Sowby, Thelma

Thelma Sowby

Class of 1918. Thelma Sowby. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1918. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 130.

Spafford, Ann

Spafford, Ann

Ann Spafford

Class of 1913. Ann Spafford. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1913. Name on list, but no photo. Source: 1913 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 63-81.

Spafford, Annie

Spafford, Annie

Annie Spafford

Class of 1913. Annie Spafford. She received a BYH Art & Manual Training Diploma in 1913. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 6, page 75.

Spafford, Emma

Spafford, Emma

Emma Spafford

Class of 1918. Emma Spafford. Business Department. Graduated Monday Evening, May 27, 1918. Source 1: 1918 Graduation Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1918. Emma Spafford. She received a BYH Department of Business Education Diploma in 1918. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 312. ~ ~ ~ ~ Emma Spafford, born September 9, 1898 in Provo, Utah. Died October 1, 1938 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Her parents: Willis Kelsey Spafford & Ann Elizabeth Stubbs Spafford.

Spafford, Marie

Spafford, Marie
Provo, Utah US

Marie and Arnold Robison

Class of 1914. Marie Spafford. Graduated in 1914 from Brigham Young High School, Art Department. Source: 1914 BYU Banyan, BYH section, pp. 84-89. Marie was born June 27, 1896 in Provo, Utah. Her parents are Willis K. Spafford & Ann E. Stubbs Spafford. On September 4, 1917, Marie married Arnold Edgar Robison, Sr., BYH Class of 1913 (see his alumni profile). She participated in the Utah State Fair beauty pageant in October 1914. They had three children: a son, Arnold E. Robison Jr.; two daughters, Betty Jane Robison and Rosalie Robison. Dr. Arnold E. Robison died on March 23, 1941 at the age of 46, of a coronary occlusion. Marie Spafford Robison died on December 9, 1959 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Her interment, Provo Cemetery, Provo, Utah.

Spafford, Willis Earl

Spafford, Willis Earl
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Earl and Belle Spafford

Class of 1910 and 1911. Willis Earl Spafford. Graduated from Brigham Young High School with a High School Diploma in 1910. Source: Annual Record, B. Y. University (BYU Records Office), Book 3, page 393. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Class of 1911, BYH Commercial Diploma. Willis Earl Spafford. Annual Record, B.Y. University (BYU Records Office), Book 3, page 393. ~ ~ ~ ~ "A natural lover of athletic sports and children. Believes man was not made to live alone, but hates to forsake his present happy states to fulfill a small duty. Raised in Provo, but is not a 'tough.' Knows how to mind his own business." Source: BYH Yearbook 1911. ~ ~ ~ ~ Willis Earl Spafford was born on November 14, 1891 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Willis Kelsey Spafford and Elizabeth Ann [or Anne E.] Stubbs Spafford. He married twice: First, to Tessie Harmon, on June 7, 1917; she died on May 6, 1918 in Provo, Utah. He second married Belle Smith [full name: Marion Isabelle Sims Smith] on March 23, 1921, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Belle Sims was born on October 8, 1895 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents were John Gibson Smith and Hester "Tessie" Sims Smith. She was a teacher in the BYU Training School in the 1920s. Belle and Willis were the parents of two children, Earl Smith Spafford and Mary Spafford Kemp. A life-long Utah resident, she died on February 2, 1982 at the age of 86. She became a very prominent Utah women's leader [see her profile]. Willis Earl Spafford died on January 26, 1963 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Salt Lake City, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Earl Spafford appears in a photograph of the BYH Commercial Class taken in 1909 -- 20 students all wearing identical outfits with a big "C" on their jerseys.

Spalding, Frederick Amtoft

Spalding, Frederick Amtoft
Altamont, Utah US

Fred and Dianna Spalding

Class of 1954. Frederick A. Spaulding. Basketball, Baseball, Football, Lettermen, Band, Chorus, Legislative Forum, Debate. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Frederick Amtoft Spalding, age 70, of Altamont, passed away August 30, 2005, in American Fork. He was born June 14, 1935, in Vineyard, Utah, to Thomas Frederick and Edith Christeen Amtoft Spalding. He was a graduate of Brigham Young High School where he held honors in football and music. It was here that he met and later married Lois Helen Higgins. Together they had seven children. This marriage ended in divorce. In 1969 he met and married Dianna Lyn Addley of Duchesne, Utah. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they had three children. Fred had a lot of opportunities and experiences in his life. At 14 years he was an apprentice carpenter of Union #1495. He built roofs and worked on the BYU Football Stadium. At 16 he worked at Backman Foundry making cores for molds, and he was a drafter. At 19 he built reinforced concrete chimneys for Pullman Kellogg Co. Ltd. He built chimneys in Canada, Newfoundland, and across the United States. He worked in the oil fields as a geologist. He also worked as a welder and later in life he became a federal officer for the US Forest Service. He had a degree in Drafting, Robotic Engineering, and Petroleum Technology. He was a certified welder. Fred also held a CDL and drove trucks. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, reading, art and music. He is survived by his wife, Dianna, of Altamont; children, Sheri Denise Lilliard, Debra Kaye Delaney, Kelly Kappelman, James Milton Delaney, Chris Delaney, Brian Delaney, Wynnde Lee Whittier, Forrest Amtoft Spalding, Christene Edith Macklin, a sister, Donna May Claxton, and a brother, Thomas Lloyd Spalding [BYH Class of 1958~Honorary]. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, and a few great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Stephen Gregory Spalding, and his sisters, Joyce Spalding and Beth Edith Backman. Funeral services were held Friday, September 2, 2005, at the Lake Fork LDS Church in Altamont, Utah. Interment, Strawberry Cemetery in Duchesne. [Provo Daily Herald, September 1, 2005.]

Spalding, Thomas Lloyd
194 South 925 West
Orem, Utah 84058

Tom Spalding

Class of 1958 - Honorary. [Students who attended BYH or BYJrH but for one reason or another graduated from other schools.] Brother of Fred Spalding, BYH Class of 1954.

Sparks, M. LeRoy
3631 North 87th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 US

Roy Sparks

Faculty and Staff, late 1940s, early 1950s, up to and including 1954-55. Business Education, also known as Commercial (Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Typing). Graduated from BYU in 1944. In 1945-46 and in 1946-47 he was serving as BYH Registrar, Social Chairman, and Business Instructor. In 1947-48 he taught Business. He was still teaching in 1955-56. Sometimes listed as M. LeRoy Sparks, sometimes as LeRoy M. Sparks.

Sparks, Shirleen
126 East 500 North
Brigham City, Utah 84302

Shirleen Mordue

Class of 1950. Notre Maison Vice President, Type Team, Shorthand Team, Chorus, Bookkeeping Team. Married _____ Mordue. --@2001

Speakman, Donna [Jones]

Speakman, Donna [Jones]
Provo, Utah US

Donna and Russell Moore

Class of 1941. Donna Speakman. Cheerleader. Opera. Fauvines. Contest Play. French Club. She married Harry Moore. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Martha Aroha Ellertson married twice: Byron D. Jones, and later Eugene C. Speakman. Their children: Donna Speakman [BYH Class of 1941] (Russell) Moore, of Provo; Sammie Speakman [BYH Class of 1943] (Owen) Stayner of Salt Lake City; and Gene Speakman [BYH Class of 1953] (Elaine), of Mt. Pleasant, Utah. [As of 1998] ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Donna Jean Jones Speakman Thomas Moore passed away January 14, 2007, after suffering many years of ill health. She was born April 24, 1923, in Provo, Utah and was the eldest of two daughters born to Martha Ellertson and Byron Jones. Donna and her sister Sammie were later adopted after their mother married pharmacist Eugene C. Speakman. Donna was a beautiful and graceful person, with a quick sense of humor. She was popular in school and participated in many activities. One of her greatest joys was cheerleading for BYU High School. Donna married Harry Thomas in 1941. Harry was a member of the 10th Mountain division during WWII and was killed in Northern Italy in April 1945. After the war, Donna met Sterling Russell Moore. The two had encountered one another years before as they had been blessed in the same ward on the same day. They were married on December 23, 1946. They had a daughter, Marty and a son, Kelly, and enjoyed a rich, happy life for the next 60 years, until Russell's death in March 2006. Donna attended St. Mark's School of Nursing during WWII. She was a talented and devoted nurse working in many capacities. She served as Utah County's first public health nurse, and for ten years worked for Drs. Richard Reece, and Roy Hammond. She continued her profession at BYU Health Center and later the MTC until her retirement in 1988. Donna and Nadine Kimball, her best friend and co-worker, were among the first Nurse Practitioners in Utah. Donna and Nadine were pioneers in their field creating and teaching the first Nurse Practitioner courses at BYU, and laying the foundation for what is now the Family Nurse Practitioner graduate program. Donna loved life and lived it to its fullest. She and Russ had their most memorable times when traveling with her sister Sammie and husband Jim, and cousin Betty and husband Tom Powelson to places such as Fiji, Hawaii, Mexico and Europe. She had many lifelong passions including: doll making, sewing, and reading, but was happiest when spending time with her family. Donna is survived by her children, Marty (Allen) Young and Kelly Moore; sister Sammie (Owen) Oldroyd-Stayner, brother Dr. Gene E. (Elaine) Speakman, half-brother Robert B. Jones, brother-in-law Donald (Charlene) Moore, Portland Or; grandchildren, Staci (Michael) Schoenfeld, Tyler (Sarah) Young, Alicia Moore, and Kyle Moore; great-grandchildren Max and Lucy Schoenfeld, and Oakley Moore. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the wonderful nurses, doctors and staff at The Courtyard Assisted Living Center, Orem Nursing and Rehabilitation, and the Cardiac and Hospice units at UVRMC. Services will be held Thursday, January 18, 2007 at the Edgemont 4th Ward, 4000 North Timpview Drive (650 East), Provo. Visitation from 12-1 pm, followed by a memorial service at 1 pm. Condolences may be sent to info@bergmortuary.com. [Provo Daily Herald, January 17, 2007]. ~ ~ ~ ~ STERLING'S OBITUARY: Sterling Russell Moore passed away on March 16, 2006, of causes related to a heart attack suffered on March 12, 2006. Russ was born March 31, 1923, in Provo, Utah, to John Sterling Moore and Marguerite Cluff Moore. He was the eldest of two sons. During The Depression, Russ' family moved to Southern California. There, he and his brother, Don (Brig), were in the same grade and were best friends. During WWII, the brothers joined the Air Force together and were both stationed in England, where Russ proudly served from 1942 to 1945. Following the war, Russ returned to Provo and studied Civil Engineering at BYU. He married Donna Jean Jones Speakman Thomas on December 23, 1946. The couple believed they were meant to be together, particularly because they had been blessed in the same church on the same day. They had a daughter, Marty; and, ten years later, a son, Kelly. Russ worked in management at Geneva Steel for thirty-five years. After retiring, he briefly worked in real estate. Russ was a spry 82-year-old who enjoyed drawing and painting cowboys and horses, fly-fishing on the Provo River, gardening, and golf. He is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter, Marty (Allen) Young; son, Kelly; brother, Donald (Charlene) Moore, of Portland, OR; grandchildren: Staci (Michael) Schoenfeld, Tyler (Sarah) Young, Alicia Moore, and Kyle Moore; great-grandchildren: Max and Lucy Schoenfeld, and Oakley Moore; aunt, Louise Hogan, of Salt Lake. At Russ' request, no funeral was held. [Provo Daily Herald, March 19, 2006.]

Speakman, Gene
186 S. 300 W. Apt 49
Mt. Pleasant, Utah 84647-1521 US

Gene and Elaine Speakman
  • Home: 435-462-2432

Class of 1953. Gene Speakman. Cabinet, Secretary of Yearly Publications. Chorus, Quill & Scroll, Legislative Forum, Debate, Childrens Theater, Thespians, Wildcat Yearbook Editor. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Martha Aroha Ellertson married twice: Byron D. Jones, and later Eugene C. Speakman. Their children: Donna Speakman [BYH Class of 1941] (Russell) Moore, of Provo; Sammie Speakman [BYH Class of 1943] (Owen) Stayner of Salt Lake City; and Gene Speakman [BYH Class of 1953] (Elaine), of Mt. Pleasant, Utah. [As of 1998] ~ ~ ~ ~ Dr. Gene Ephraim, M.D., Mount Pleasant, Utah - General Practice, Health Care, McKay Dee Hospital Center, Flexible Or Transitional Year, M.D. at Mount Pleasant Family Medical.

Speakman, Sammie [Jones] [Oldroyd]

Speakman, Sammie [Jones] [Oldroyd]
3964 N. 650 E.
Provo, Utah 84604 US

Sammie [& Owen] Stayner

Class of 1943. Sammie (Jones) Speakman. She was a member of the Fauvines 1-2-3, Notre Maison 2-3, Contest play 1, Thespian play 3, Cheerleader 2, Opera 1-2, Thespian 2-3. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Mother, Martha Aroha Ellertson, married twice: Byron D. Jones, and later Eugene C. Speakman. Their children: Donna Speakman [BYH Class of 1941] (Russell) Moore, of Provo; Sammie Speakman [BYH Class of 1943] (Owen) Stayner of Salt Lake City; and Gene Speakman [BYH Class of 1953] (Elaine), of Mt. Pleasant, Utah. [As of 1998] ~ ~ ~ ~ HER FIRST HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: Sammie Speakman first married James Harold Oldroyd [BYH Class of 1943]. James died January 17, 1991, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City of cancer. James Oldroyd was age 65, a longtime Idaho Falls resident and prominent businessman. He was born July 27, 1925, in Provo, Utah, the son of Terry J. Oldroyd and Josephine Herman Oldroyd. He grew up in Provo, where he attended BYU Elementary, and Brigham Young High School. While he was in high school he was an all-state basketball player for two years. He graduated from Brigham Young University. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II. He married Sammie Speakman [BYH Class of 1943] September 12, 1944, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They lived in Salt Lake City for several years and moved to Idaho Falls 27 years ago, where he founded Meikle-Oldroyd Insurance Agency, which later merged to become United Agencies. He served as president of the corporation until he retired in 1989. He was a past president of the Idaho Falls Kiwanis Club, was a member of the Elks Club and the Idaho Falls Country Club. He was an active sportsman and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing, and boating. Surviving James are his wife, Sammie Oldroyd, Idaho Falls; three sons, Dr. J. Michael Oldroyd, Idaho Falls; Jerold (Jerry) G. Oldroyd and Todd S. Oldroyd, both Salt Lake City; brothers, Bud Oldroyd, Provo; David Oldroyd, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Paul Oldroyd, Orem; Tom Oldroyd, Houston, Texas; six grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Hematology-Oncology Department of the University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 22, 1991, in Idaho Falls. Interment, Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah. [Deseret News, Tuesday, January 22, 1991.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Sammie Speakman Oldroyd second married Owen Stayner. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER SECOND HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: Owen Daniels Stayner, age 90, passed away September 16, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Owen was born in Malad City, Idaho on February 28, 1919 to Steve and Kate Stayner. He attended public schools in Malad City, graduating as salutatorian of his high school class. He excelled in football and basketball of Malad High School where he also graduated from the LDS Seminary program. He remained a devout sports fan and LDS member throughout his life. His family never called him during Jazz games. He was also active in the Boy Scouts of America, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He served as Scoutmaster following his service in the United States Navy during World War II, where he served as quartermaster in the Pacific Theater. Owen attended Utah State Agricultural College where he was affiliated with the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He married his childhood sweetheart, Leonore Woozley, also from Malad City in January of 1941 at Brigham City, Utah then moved to Inglewood, California where he was employed by J.C. Penney. Owen and Leonore had their marriage solemnized in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple in 1950. Lenore passed away in 1993. Owen married Sammie Oldroyd in September of 1995 in Salt Lake City. Sammie has been a devoted wife and helpmate and they have enjoyed many wonderful years together. Owen was considered and "Ambassador of Peace and Goodwill" both in the world of business as well as in his many callings in the Latter-day Saint faith. He was employed by General Telephone Directory Company in California, Illinois and Pennsylvania, served in many executive positions and was considered a pioneer in the development of the telephone directory classified advertising, receiving the esteemed "Vince Lombardi" award for outstanding management achievement. Owen was a very devoted husband and father and will be deeply missed by his family. He is survived by his wife, Sammie; his sons Stephen (Phyllis), Scott, Mark (Deena), and Owen (Becky); his stepsons Mike (Tera), Jerry (Laura), and Todd (Debra). Owen had a number of grandchildren and step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his older brother Steven Dale Stayner and younger sister, Donna England. Owen faced many adversities in his life and often read the biography of Winston Churchill to bolster his courage. His motto was "Never Give In or Give Up". Graveside services were held Saturday, September 26, 2009, at the St. George City Cemetery. [Salt Lake Tribune, September 20, 2009]

Spears, Janie
261 West 1st North
Kaysville, Utah 84037 US

Janie Cooley

Class of 1948. Janie Spears. Fauvines 1, 2. Thespians 1, 2, 3. Thespian Vice President 3. Y'ld Cat newspaper staff 1, 2, 3. Y'ld Cat newspaper Editor 3. Debate 2. Quill and Scroll 2, 3. Girls Basketball 2. "Nine Girls" play 2. "The Washington Years" play 3. "Seven Keys to Baldpate" play 1. ~ ~ ~ ~ Janie Spears married _____ Cooley. --@2001

Spears, Sylvia L.
2211 Stockton Street Apt 408
San Francisco, California 94133 US

Sylvia Spears
  • Work: 415-781-6516

Class of 1969. Sylvia Spears. Associate Editor of Brigadier Newspaper in 1967-68. BYU 1974.

Speckart, Orlene

Speckart, Orlene
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Orlene and Frank Sutherland

Class of 1934. Orlene Speckart. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Orlene Speckart Sutherland, age 75, died February 20, 1991. Born February 13, 1916 in Provo, Utah to Frank Speckart and Harriet Richmond Speckart. Married Frank Sutherland. Active member of the LDS Church, member of the D.U.P., and enjoyed a lifelong interest in hobbies and crafts. Orlene died peacefully at the home of her oldest son, Garry. We will all cherish the memory of her kind and gentle spirit. Survived by three sons, Garry and wife, Kathy, Salt Lake City; Brent and wife, Nican, Bellevue, Washington; Marc, San Diego, California; daughter-in-law, Sandy, Kamas; three sisters, Mary Jo Shipman, Florida; Ruth Okeson, Boise, Idaho; Florence Hettig, San Francisco, California; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by Frank Sutherland, son, Larry Sutherland, and two brothers, Jess Speckart and Frank R. Speckart. Funeral services were held Monday, February 25, 1991 in the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary Chapel, 10600 South 1700 East, Sandy, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Friday, February 22 1991] Source.

Spencer, Bessie

Spencer, Bessie
Provo, Utah US

Bessie Spencer

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1907, Faculty. Bessie Spencer. She received a Normal Diploma. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 265. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYH Class of 1907. Bessie Spencer, a Normal graduate. BYU [& BYH] Class of 1907 Listing of BYH Normal, High School, Commercial, Music, Agriculture, and Arts & Trades graduates. Source: Brigham Young University & Normal Training School, Catalogue & Announcements, for 32nd Academic Year, 1907-1908, p. 136. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Bessie Spencer, Training School, 1907-1908.

Spencer, JoAnn

Spencer, JoAnn
Cottage Grove, Oregon US

JoAnn Brooks

Class of 1949. JoAnn Spencer. Notre Maison, Fauvines, Newspaper, Quill & Scroll, Chorus. She graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Volunteer BYH Historian. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her mother is Mrs. Fern Chipman, Spokane, Washington. ~ ~ ~ ~ News Article ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: JoAnn S. Brooks 1931-2015. JoAnn Spencer Brooks, 84, of Cottage Grove passed away of natural causes on July 25, 2015. She was born May 8, 1931 in Mount Pleasant, Utah to Harold Spencer and Fern Olsen Spencer. JoAnn graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah,in the Class of 1949, and attended two years at Brigham Young University. JoAnn was co-owner and manager of restaurants for 14 years in Tillamook, Oregon. She built and ran Suds-N-Shine car wash on Davidson Avenue in Cottage Grove from 1993 to 2003. She had been retired since the sale of the car wash. She enjoyed collecting and refinishing antiques, and doing needlepoint and counted cross stitch. She sewed clothes for herself and others, receiving many awards for her sewing. She loved interior decorating. On September 12, 1953 in Tillamook, she and Jack N. Orr were married. They later divorced. On March 17, 1991 in Cottage Grove, she and Bob Brooks were married. They later divorced. Survivors include three sons, Jim Orr of Cottage Grove, Marti Orr of Cottage Grove, and Sam Orr of Everett, Washington, two brothers, Richard Spencer of Salt Lake City, Utah and Ron Spencer and wife Pat of Maple Valley, Washington, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. No service is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to LDS Church, 531 S. 10th St., Cottage Grove, OR 97424. Arrangements under the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove. [Cottage Grove Sentinel, Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015]

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