Alphabetical Alumni
Wheatten, J. Tracey

Wheatten, J. Tracey

Tracey Wheatten

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1909. J. Tracey Wheatten. He received a High School Diploma. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University (BYU Records Office), Book 4, page 341.

Wheelwright, Boyd

Boyd Wheelwright

Class of 1948.

Wheelwright, Joan
PO Box 796
Laverkin, Utah 84745

Joan Rasmussen

Class of 1947. Married ______ Rasmussen. --@2001

Whetten, David A.
4605 N. Foothill Drive
Provo, Utah 84604-5335

David and Zina Whetten
  • Work: (801) 378-5976
  • Home: (801) 224-0244

Class of 1964. David A. Whetten. Student Body Second Vice President. Basketball, Tennis, Y Club, Dramatics, Forensics, Chorus, Band, Seminary Graduate, Seminary President, Seminary 4 years, Thespians, Soph Class Social Chair, Wildcat Yearbook Subscription Editor 63. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BS Sociology 1970. BYU MS Sociology 1971. Cornell University - Ithaca New York PhD 1974. He married Zina. ~ ~ ~ ~ Director, BYU Faculty Center, (801)378-6400, (801)378-5976. Alternate emails: david_whetten@byu.edu d_whetten@byu.edu dwhetten@byu.edu dwhetten@mstar2.net david@whetten.net @2010

Whetten, John D.
2383 Ironwood Place
Alamo, California 94507-2117 US

John Whetten
  • Work: 925-828-6165 #222
  • Home: (925) 837-8685

Class of 1958. John D. Whetten. Student Body Business Manager. Soph Class President, School Play, Debate Region, Thespian, Key Club, Band, Model U.N., Junior Prom Committee, Student Council, I Speak for Democracy, Orchestra, Senior Hop Committee, Chorus, Contest Play, Graduation Dance. BYU BS Political Science 1965. University of California - Berkeley MBA 1967. Alternate email: John.Whetten@challengedairy.com

Whitaker, Charles W.

Whitaker, Charles W.

Charles Whitaker

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1911. Charles W. Whitaker. He earned a BA Degree in 1911. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University (BYU Records Office), Book 5, p. 232.

Whitaker, George Winder

Whitaker, George Winder
Provo, Utah

George and Lois Whitaker

Class of 1934. George Winder Whitaker. He passed away peacefully on February 23, 2005, at the Orchard Park Care Center in Orem, Utah. He was born February 6, 1918, in Provo, Utah, the son of Charles Warren and Susa Paxton Whitaker. He grew up in Provo, graduating from the Brigham Young Academy and then BYU in 1938. While working in the library at BYU, he met Lois Emma Smith, whom he married on October 13, 1939, in the Salt Lake Temple. They made their first home in Cedar City, where George taught school for two years. He then took a job at ZCMI in Salt Lake City, until he was drafted into the service in 1944. He served as a radar technician in the United States Navy for two years in the Pacific theater. After the war George was employed as a salesman and buyer for ZCMI, and later for Grand Central Stores and Safeway Super S stores. During the following 18 years as a manager for Skaggs Drug Centers, he and his large family moved from Salt Lake City to Pueblo, Colorado, and then to Amarillo, Texas, where they spent five years. He was transferred to Wichita Falls, Texas, then to Jonesboro, Arkansas, and finally to Memphis, Tennessee. After retirement, he and Lois moved to Livermore, California. George returned to Provo following the death of his wife in 1987. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many callings, including stake high councilor, music chairman and choir director, and temple worker. George gave joy to many with his beautiful bass-baritone voice. At BYU he sang with the Men's Chorus, in a male quartet, and performed in a number of operettas and other productions. He was awarded a gold medal for vocal performance in 1938. In the 1950s and 60s he performed in the Utah Opera company, and the University of Utah Summer Festival operas, as a Messiah soloist, and on many Sunday evening "Church of the Air" broadcasts. Wherever he lived, he often sang at church meetings and funerals. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois, daughter Laurel Elaine Cleamons, his parents, two brothers and one sister. He is survived by seven children; Anne (Duane) Bishop, Orem; Georgia (Richard) Rohde, Liberty; Dr. Charles (Marie) Whitaker, Henryville, PA; Christine (Richard) Arnold, Springville; Dr. Neil S. Whitaker, Provo; Margaret (Fon) Jensen, Owasso, OK; Grace Whitaker, South Jordan; 31 grandchildren, 28 great-grand children, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Saturday, February 26, 2005]

Whitaker, John Orson, Sr.

Whitaker, John Orson, Sr.
North Hills, California US

John and Thelma Whitaker

Class of 1945. John Whitaker. Born in Fillmore, Utah February 27th, 1928 [or February 28, 1927]. My parents couldn't decide on a name, so I began life as "baby boy Whitaker". Later, they named me John Orson after my two grandfathers' first names. Early years (1931-33) in Salt Lake City. I remember the terrible storms, lightening, rain and thundering that frightened me, but I was fascinated by them. Dad had 9 children 6 boys and 3 girls. Earliest memories was when I was about 3 years old living in Lamoille Canyon, Ruby Valley, Nevada. Father leased a ranch with horses, cattle and sheep. I was very lucky and blessed. Our family moved to Elko, Nevada several years later. We lived in a large white house right next to the railroad tracks. 1936 - 1937. Father worked on the WPA doing Mormon Cricket control. I had a problem with sleep walking. I got up one night and walked across the rail road tracks and a train was coming, so they say. Again, my brother went and saved me. I have a lot of fond memories while living in Elko. Swimming and boating in the Humboldt River. When I was about 9 or 10, (1937-1943) we moved to Wapato, Washington. We were itinerant fruit pickers (Grapes of Wrath adventures) going from crop to crop living out of an old truck which carried all of our family and everything we owned. In Washington, dad rented an old 2-story home, run down and awful looking. We came in late at night tired and discouraged. Dad asked the family to kneel down by the truck and he offered a beautiful prayer. If we would work hard and stick together, we could transform this eyesore into the prettiest farm on the block. The next two years, that is what we achieved. We helped to build barns, fences and corrals out of old railroad ties. We were able to make the 2 ½ acres pay off. Then we leased a 10 acre farm. This was all Indian (Native American) reservation land in the White Swan Reservation. I worked on the farms in my growing up years. My father became an excellent row crop farmer growing tomatoes, watermelons, peas, beans and cantaloupes. We had a large family so that helped father. He learned this type of farming by working with the Japanese farmers. I remember making packing boxes for the tomatoes, cantaloupes and peppers. In 1945, I moved to Provo, Utah to finish High School. I played some football and had fun. My sister was attending BYU at that time and wanted me out of the bad influence where we were brought up. I went to Brigham Young High School for my senior year, but halfway through, my friends and I enlisted in the army so we could choose the branch of service without being drafted. I finished my senior year by correspondence while finishing my basic training at Camp Roberts, Hunter Leggett in California. I volunteered for the Airborne Services and was sent to Fort Benning, Georgia for my paratroop school. I was assigned to the 505 Infantry Paratroops, 82nd Airborne Division. Then, when I was finished, I was stationed permanently at 82nd headquarters at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. On one jump, I was hit by some shrapnel and fell unconscious and woke up in the infirmary with bad hearing. I made 36 drops over North Carolina. My job was training in the Motor Pool. I never had to go overseas, but I trained many who were sent to Germany for the last 6 months of the war. When I think about it, I was blessed greatly by the Lord. After 2 ½ years active duty, I was discharged and sent home. I enrolled at Brigham Young University with the G.I. Bill. When I returned home, my mother wanted me to go on a mission. My first call was to go to the same area where I had already been in the service. I wanted a foreign mission and requested a Spanish-speaking country. The Lord found it fit to send me to Uruguay, South America. When I was released from my mission (in those days, they would release us "in the field") I was able to drive a new car back from Flint, Michigan to a little town in Southern Idaho, Tremonton. I delivered it to the Chevy place as was requested, and hitchhiked to Logan, Utah. My brother was attending the Utah State Agricultural College at that time, so he invited me to move in with him and start college with my G.I. Bill. There I also did some roofing with my brother part-time. I majored in Industrial Arts/Crafts and the Spanish language. After about three years of college, I met Thelma who was going to school there at the same time. I fell in love and married her. We had two children before I graduated in 1954. I interviewed for jobs in Logan and Brigham City, Salt Lake City, but the salary was too low to be able to support a growing family. A man came from the Los Angeles City Schools looking for teachers, and he recruited me to come to Pacoima Junior High in the San Fernando Valley. It was a new school, almost finished, so I took the job. It paid me almost $1000 more a year than the Utah schools. My last class at USU was a wood shop class, so I built a trailer, filled it up with our earthly possessions, and we came west to Arleta/Pacoima. I taught at San Fernando Junior High for about 3 months until we were able to move over to Pacoima Junior High around December. We moved lock, stock and barrel. I opened up a brand new shop with all new equipment -- it was a genuine pleasure. I taught 37 years at PJHS, having taught many hundreds of students making many thousands of projects. My church activities included being a bishop's counselor, teacher, H.P. Group leader, Ward Clerk and a member of the Stake High Council. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: John O. Whitaker, Sr., was born February 27, 1928 in Fillmore, Millard County in Central Utah. John was the fifth child and third boy to be born into the Willford W. and Dora Edith Boyce Whitaker household. John graduated from B.Y. High and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) as one of the early missionaries to Uruguay, serving from 1948-1950. After his mission he chose to attend Utah State University, majoring in Education. ~ ~ Thelma (Muggs) Willis was the last child born of four live births to John Lane and Lillian Gheen Willis on October 9, 1932 in Laketown, Rich County Utah. In the mid 1940's John and Lillian sold their stake in the family land in and around Laketown, Utah and moved to Clifton, Idaho where Thelma graduated high school. Thelma was the star of many High School plays and went on to Utah State University where she majored in Speech and Theater. In 1950 she entered the "Miss Delta Phi" contest. John Lane III (Thelma's brother) and John Whitaker became friends, and when John Whitaker saw Thelma win the contest, claimed to John Lane III that he was going to ... "marry the prettiest Delta Phi Girl." Then John and John and Hannah started working on a plan to get the two together. After a brief courtship and under some duress of John's claiming that he could not live another year without being married to his the "sweetheart of Delta Phi" John, John and Hannah convinced Thelma to marry John. The couple married on December 14, 1951. John and Thelma Whitaker have 8 children. Their eldest daughter, Sherrie Lynn Whitaker-White, perished in an auto accident. At the time of John's death, he had 25 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Whitaker, Susan M. (BYH 1931)

Whitaker, Susan M. (BYH 1931)
Oakland, California US

Susan and Vernon F. Larsen

Class of 1931. Susan Whitaker. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 28, 1931. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, Tuesday, May 26, 1931. ~ ~ ~ ~ Susan Whittaker was a member of the BYH Peppettes during the 1930-1931 school year, according to the 1931 BYH Banyan. ~ ~ ~ ~ Susan Merlene Whitaker was born on September 14, 1914 [or September 15, 1914] in American Fork, Utah. Her parents were Charles Warren Whitaker and Susannah Paxton Whitaker. Susan Whitaker married Vernon Fredrick Larsen on July 17, 1934 in Logan, Utah. They had at least one son: Vernon Sheril Larsen, born on December 11, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois. Vernon F. Larsen apparently graduated from the University of Chicago, listed by the University in their alumni memorials of 2000. Their son, Vernon S. Larsen, died in 1999. ~ ~ Vernon Fredrick Larsen was born on November 8, 1906 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. His parents were John Fredrick Larsen and Mary Ann Burton. He died on March 24, 2000 in Oakland, California. Susan Whitaker Larsen died on December 16, 2000 in California.

Whitaker, Susan P. (BYU 1931)

Whitaker, Susan P. (BYU 1931)

Susan Whitaker

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1931. Susan P. Whitaker. She received a BS Degree in Elementary Teaching in 1931. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 394.

Whitby, Mary

Whitby, Mary
Provo, Utah US

Mary Whitby

Faculty & Staff. Mary Whitby, Training School, 1905-1906.

White, Alice
5505 Somerset Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117-7245

Alice and Ross Lloyd

Class of 1953. Alice White. Chorus, Fauvines Vice President, Banner Carrier. Married Ross Elmer Lloyd. They had five children: Greg Lloyd, Lanette Lloyd Sharp, Mark (Angie) Lloyd, Pam Lloyd (Brett) Meadows, and Brent (Jen) Lloyd.

White, Hettie

White, Hettie
Beaver, Utah US

Hettie White

BYA Beaver Branch ~ Murdock Academy, Faculty & Staff. Hettie White. ~ ~ ~ ~ Memoirs of E. E. Erickson, second principal of BYA Beaver ~ Murdock Academy: "Another loyal friend was Miss Hettie White, teacher of home economics. She was a veteran of the academy and looked upon it as dear and as sacred as the Church. She believed what she said and said what she believed. She believed me to be an honest man and a good principal and that no polygamist should head that institution. She was one of those rare persons who could teach any subject in the high school and do it well. Murdock Academy and its interests were in her mind first, last, and always. Her love for her students and friends was as intense as her dislike for those who, she was sure, were undermining the work of her friends and the school she loved."

White, Joseph Leon

White, Joseph Leon
Oakland, CA US

Leon and Lula White

Class of 1922 ~ Honorary. J. Leon White. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Joseph Leon White married Lula Elsworth. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS BIOGRAPHY: Leon's parents were Joseph William White and Lucy Oakley. Both parents had been married previously. Joseph William White was first married and sealed to Lucy's sister Margaret, who died about two weeks after giving birth to her second child. Lucy was first married and sealed to Orson Ellsworth, who died from typhoid fever. Leon was the first of four sons born to Joseph William and Lucy White. Leon’s brothers were: Harold Leroy White, Richard Dovell White, and William Merlin White (who lived only three hours). Leon was showered with love and care by his older sisters, Mary Ellsworth, Nellie Ellsworth, and Thurza Ellsborth, who were the children from his mother's first marriage. Leon was born in Woodruff, Arizona on November 25, 1902 and was active and intelligent as a baby. According to his sisters, he started talking at about nine months. At a young age, he could tell the longest stories. For an example, he wore Buster Brown suits and one day he came home all muddy from head to toe. The first thing he said was “I got in the bogs.” Then he proceeded telling a story how he had to save his dog’s life. When Leon was about one year old, he had an attack of scarlet fever and diphtheria. He was sick and close to death. Late in the evening a prayer circle was called in his behalf. He showed no signs of improvement, and it was thought he would pass on. They laid him on the dining room table, and people were sitting in the dining room chairs which were pushed back against the walls. Early the following morning Leon turned his little head towards the window and saw his sister's lamb on the porch. When he said "Baaaa" at the sight of the lamb, it caused quite a stir among the people sitting in the room! Due to his illnesses and asthma (which he had all his life) he was a frail boy, and therefore helped his mother with household chores more than he helped his father and brothers with the harder labor and chores on the farm. He was teased by his brothers and friends, being called him "sickie" and "skinny." However, he was very good-natured and very seldom became ruffled from the teasing, perhaps taking solace in the extra attention and privileges from his mother. Leon’s family moved to Chandler, Arizona about 1913. There they had a dairy and also farmed. Leon wanted a pony so bad that he would pray for a pony all the time. Finally he would say “Please send me a pony, even a scrub one will do.” So his parents bought him a scrawny ugly looking pony. When Leon first saw it, his first words were “The Lord sure heard my prayers, cause he sure is a scrub”. At the time Leon received his pony there was a bounty on coyotes. When stock died they would drag the carcass out into the desert and leave it there. Leon would put traps around the carcass to trap coyotes. Leon was given a 22 rifle. He would shoot the trapped coyote and bring it in for the bounty. One time he did this and put what he thought was a “dead” coyote over the back of his pony behind him. When Leon arrived home, the wounded coyote was gaining consciousness and was about to bite Leon’s bottom, his mother saw this and hollered out “You little fool, get down off the pony”. Leon jump off and the coyote jumped off on the other side and ran away. At the age of 11 or 12, Leon was again taken by a serious illness, this time typhoid fever, and his kidneys were decomposing and passing off in his urine. The attending physician, Dr. Mason told his parents Leon was dying. The parents quickly had Owen Stewart and Collin Hakes to come and administer to him. Immediately following the blessing, Leon was well. This was such a spiritual experience for Brother Stewart and Brother Hakes, it left them so physically weak that they were not able to work that day. Leon accomplished many things in his youth. He was very gifted as a public speaker and orator. At age 13 he accompanied his mother to Los Angeles and addressed a packed house in Hamburger's theater. He was advocating national prohibition. In 1920 Leon's parents separated. Lucy left and went first to Provo then to Salt Lake City. Her sons went with her, therefore Leon attended Brigham Young University High School as a junior during the 1920-1921 school year. He finished the 1920-1921 school year living with his sister Thurza and her husband in Provo, Utah. He then attended the University of Wyoming High School at Laramie, Wyoming, graduating in 1922. All of his college years were at the University of Utah. He graduated from University of Utah 1929 with a B.A. degree in education and a High School Teaching Diploma. In 1922 Leon was called on a mission to the Eastern States Mission. Early in his mission he was called to be a Presiding Elder. The towns he was placed in charge of were: Hartford, Connecticut; Fairmont, West Virginia; Newark, New Jersey; and in the latter part of his mission, New York City. Leon loved working with his mission president, B. H. Roberts. Roberts wrote thirty-five church books and many Church pamphlets. One of Roberts’ virtues as a Church leader and researcher was his determination to raise the intellectual level of the LDS people. Leon was very much inspired by his mission president, as he exemplified throughout his life by his love and zeal for knowledge, books, and current events. Leon was active in the Church all his life. On June 2, 1925, in the Salt Lake Temple, Leon married Inez Buttcane. They divorced on 14 May 1927. They had no children. The sealing cancellation was 20 Apr 1928. Leon was asked by his mother to represent her in the selling of the last property owned by her and Joseph William White in Buckeye, Arizona. While there Leon went to a dance in Mesa, Arizona at the Mezona Ballroom. (The Mezona was owned by the LDS Church. It opened in 1908 and ended in 1971. Every Friday night there was a dance with an orchestra till the 50's. Afterwards it was phonograph records. People came from all over the Salt River Valley to attend.) Here he met Lula Ellsworth. After a short courtship, they were married on March 1, 1928 in the Mesa Temple. They had four children; Ellsworth Dovell, born November 13, 1929; Beverly, born October 20, 1931; Bettie Sherie, born August 2, 1934; Gary Leon, born January 2, 1940. Leon always loved to sell. It was said of him that he could sell water to a drowning man. Most of his life he earned his income by selling. For over twenty years he sold insurance, being a broker of general insurance. During his college years he traveled during the summers in Wyoming and Idaho, selling for the Utah Woolen Mills. During this time he also sold bat manure. The only exception to his chosen career in sales was the school year 1930-31, when he taught English at Chandler High School. The pay was $125.00 a month. He only taught this one year and then in the last years of his life he did some substitute teaching. At the time of his death he was in the process of again being certified to teach full time. Leon was very successful as a salesman, but not successful at managing his personal and business finances. His finances were like a roller coaster, always changing and unpredictable. However, through it all Leon lived well. He always dressed in expensive clothes, drove nice cars, and enjoyed life on his terms. The talents of Leon were many. He was a very good dancer. He and a girl from Provo took first prize in a competition at Salt Lake City's Saltair, at the time the world's largest dance floor. Leon loved to act; receiving four winters of training in theater under Minnie Margots, daughter of Phil Margots (who was a prominent actor by profession in the old Salt Lake Theater). Leon was in many plays. He was in a play for the Chandler Ward and it won first place in Maricopa Stake. He had to play it again on his wedding night in the Chandler High School auditorium! Leon enjoyed life very much. His hobbies included hunting and fishing, which he did all of his life. He learned to fly an airplane and owned one for twenty years. Except for his college and mission years, Leon lived his life between Arizona and California, mainly in Woodruff, Chandler, Mesa, and Phoenix Arizona; and Hayward, and Oakland California. Leon was living in Oakland California at the time of his death, December 17, 1966 caused by a heart attack. Source.

White, Judy
12405 N. Hillcrest Dr.
Box 31
Deweyville, Utah 84309 US

Judy Adams
  • Work: 801-257-5277

Class of 1958. Judy White. Debate, Spanish Club, Quill & Scroll, Pep Club, Notre Maison, Y'ld Cat Newspaper Reporter, Retold Story, Chorus, Dance Review, Senior Hop Assembly Committee, Senior Sluff Day Committee. Judy White married ____ Adams.

White, Leona Baxendale

White, Leona Baxendale
Spanish Fork, Utah US

Leona and Wendell Bradford

Class of 1927 & Class of 1928. Leona White. She graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 24, 1928. Source 1: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 23, 1928. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Class of 1927. Leona White is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Spanish Fork - ­ Leona Baxendale White Bradford, 90, of Spanish Fork, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2000, at her home. She was born March 6, 1910, in Duchesne County. She attended Brigham Young High School, graduating in 1928, and received her teaching certificate from the University of Utah and later graduated from BYU. She married Wendell H. Bradford August 28, 1933, in Logan. The marriage was later solemnized August 28, 1945, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Leona was an exceptional mother, teacher, and an active member of the LDS Church. She is survived by her three children, Jane Ann Bradford (Paul R.) Olsen of Salem, Utah, William (Joyce) Bradford of Smithfield, Utah, Leon (JoAnne) Bradford of Santaquin, Utah; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one sister and three brothers, Nora Hennings, Melvin White, Elmer White and Evan White. Leona was preceded in death by her husband on May 31, 1956. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, in Spanish Fork. Interment, Spanish Fork City Cemetery. [The Herald Journal, Logan, Utah.]

White, Lola B.

White, Lola B.

Lola White

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1906. Lola B. White. She received a Normal Diploma. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 270. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYH Class of 1906. Lola B. White, a Normal graduate. BYU [& BYH] Class of 1906 Listing of BYH Normal, High School, Commercial, and Music School graduates. Source: Brigham Young Academy & Normal Training School, Catalogues & Announcements, for 31st Academic Year, 1906-1907, p. 140.

White, Mary Bell

White, Mary Bell

Mary White

BY Academy High School Class of 1884. Mary Bell White. Graduated Friday, June 13, 1884, with a Normal diploma. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 13, 1884.

White, Nell

White, Nell

Nell White

Brigham Young High School Graduate, Class of 1905. Nell White graduated from the BY High School Normal Department on Wednesday, May 31, 1905, in College Hall. She delivered a Report to Education, Training, on that occasion. Source 1: Program, Normal & High School Graduating Exercises, Wednesday, May 31, 1905, College Hall. ~ ~ ~ ~ Brigham Young High School Class of 1905. Nell White. She received a Normal Diploma. Source 2: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 219. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYH Class of 1905. Nell White, a Normal graduate. BYU [& BYH] Class of 1905 Listing of BYH Normal, High School, Commercial, Music & Arts and Industries Graduates, Catalogues & Announcements, for 30th Academic Year, 1905-1906, p. 176.

White, Richard Nielsen

White, Richard Nielsen
Pleasant Grove, Utah US

Dick and Marlene White

Class of 1950. Richard (Dick) White. Football Captain, Track, Wildcat Yearbook, Sophomore Class President, Chorus. Spent summers in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Wintered in Mesquite, Nevada. After graduation from BYH in 1950, he attended Brigham Young University for one year. In 1951 he received principal appointment to United States Military Academy, West Point. Served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and after military service, spent 35 years working for the Federal Aviation Agency. Thirty years in San Diego. Fifteen years at Lindbergh Field and fifteen years at Miramar NAS. Retired and moved back to Utah in 1990. Worked for a short time at Morris Motors in Provo, waiting for his wife to retire. His wife, Marlene Taylor from Springville, retired in 1999. She was a Nurse Manager at IHC regional hospital in Provo. They spent most of the summer on the golf course at the Alpine Country Club and the winter months on golf courses in Mesquite and St George. (See Dick and Marlene's photo on Class of 1949 reunion page for 2003.) ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Richard “Dick” Nielsen White, 77, passed away at his home in Pleasant Grove, Utah on Monday, November 2nd, 2009, after a valiant fight with cancer. He was cared for by his loving wife and surrounded by loving family members. Dick was born on January 4, 1932, in Ogden, Utah, to Francis Richard and Olean Nielsen White. Most of his childhood years and schooling were spent in Provo, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1950, where he served as class president as a sophomore, and captain of the football team. He was attending BYU when he joined the Air Force in 1953 and served four years in Munich, Germany. He had a love of aviation and had a long, successful career with the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller and Supervisor in the San Diego, California area. After his retirement from the FAA in 1985, he owned and operated two retail lighting businesses in San Diego. He divorced and moved to Lehi in 1990, where he resided with his brother until he met the love of his life. He married Marlene Taylor Bott on December 22, 1990, in Provo, Utah. While waiting for his wife to retire from her nursing career at Utah Valley Medical Center, he worked at Morris Motors as a used car salesman where he enjoyed meeting and helping people. They lived in Pleasant Grove in the summers and Mesquite, Nevada in the winters for 10 years so they could golf practically year-round. He was a member of the Alpine Country Club and enjoyed golfing as often as he could with his wife, friends and step-daughters Donna and Jo Lynn. He always tried to improve his skills, but he was not as strong as Tiger Woods nor did he start golfing as early in life. BUT. . . he still loved to play. His passion in life was golf, and he also liked reading, studying history and World War II, and to debate politics and religion. He loved to travel and took many vacations with his wife to Mexico, the Panama Canal and the Caribbean. He loved talking to people, and enjoyed engaging others in heated political debates. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle, and his mother and father. He is survived by his wife Marlene, and daughter Lori (Kim) Candillora, of Murray, Utah. Stepchildren: Donna Lee Bott, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jo Lynn Lee, Salt Lake City, Utah, Thomas Anthony Bott (Joni), Woodland Hills, brother Dennis K. White (Evelyn) Lehi, sister Jone Sanzo, Mesquite, Nevada, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary; 300 East 494 South, Pleasant Grove, on Saturday, November 7th at 11 a.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. At his request, he will be cremated. After the services, interment will be in the American Fork City Cemetery, 600 North Center Street, American Fork. Marlene would like to thank her sister, Evelyn Mitani, for her continued love and support during this difficult time. The family would like to thank Dr. Brian Tudor, his staff and Vista Hospice Care, especially his nurse Nancy Trapnell, for their kind and compassionate care. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com [Desert Valley Times - Spectrum - November 6, 2009.] [Provo Daily Herald, November 5, 2009]

White, William S.

White, William S.

William White

BY Academy High School Class of 1882. William S. White. Graduated June 16, 1882 with Mercantile Bookkeeping certificate. 21 members of the Class of 1882 are mentioned. Source 1: Deseret Evening News, June 19, 1882. Source 2: Territorial Enquirer, June 21, 1882.

Whiteford, June
Provo, Utah US

June Whiteford

BYH Faculty & Staff. June Whiteford. Curriculum Writer & English Teacher, 1950s & 1960s, including 1955-1964. Possible source.

Whiteford, Neal [Clifford Neal]

Whiteford, Neal [Clifford Neal]
Renton, Washington US

Neal and Joan Whiteford

Class of 1962. Neal Whiteford [Clifford Neal Whiteford.] Football, Wrestling, Y Club, Dramatics, Forensics, Band, Seminary Graduate, Poetry Festival, Ski Club, Thespians, Model U.N. ~ ~ ~ ~ Clifford Neal Whiteford was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 4, 1944. US Merchant Marine Academy Nominee. Neal married Joan Roylance. ~ ~ ~ ~ C. Neal Whiteford, Senior Technical Writer & Instructional Designer, 18651 110th Pl SE, Renton, Washington 98055 ~ 425-204-0719. ~ ~ ~ ~ Education: Bachelor of Arts with a dual major in Education & Psychology at the University of California at San Jose. Post Graduate School in Education & School Psychology – Teaching and Counseling certifications in California and Washington. Experience: Instructional Designer, Boeing, 9/07 to 6/08, designing and publishing an on-line course of instruction for new engineers starting their careers with Boeing. Documented command migration for three-dimensional drafting program (CATIA) from Unix to Windows operating system. Edited existing FAA process control documentation to facilitate transition to new Boeing enterprise-wide system (MES). ~ ~ ~ ~ Senior Loan Officer: - Countrywide Home Loans 4/03 to 06/07 I was working as Senior Loan Officer for Countrywide Home Loans in Bellevue. I function as an originator and consultant/trainer for the less experienced loan officers in the company. Technical Writer: - Washington Mutual Bank – 1/03 to 4/03 Providing documentation for Federal banking regulations & legal compliance. I was updating bank documentation and re-writing bank policy and procedural manuals related to loan servicing practices. Mortgage Loan Officer: - Abacus Mortgage – Tukwila Washington 2/02 to 1/03 I returned to the mortgage business when technical employment in the Puget Sound area took a severe downturn in conjunction with the dot.com economic constriction. Technical Writer - Boeing Phantom Works Project – Seattle, WA. - 4/01 to 9/01 Infiniband Software Development Project: Infiniband software and hardware program development documentation on the cutting edge of IT development. Worked closely with developers and engineering staff to translate technical material into well organized, easily understood presentations. Technical Writer - Boeing REDARS / BOLD Program – Seattle, WA. - 12/99 to 01/01Software Configuration / Database Librarian: Provided documentation & account configuration for Boeing’s airline & parts suppliers in a Unix server environment . Documented, the software development process for the new REDARS/BOLD system. Tools: Sun Unix servers, Frame Maker (UNIX), MSWord, Dream Weaver, Visio Professional, & Adobe's Distiller, Rational – Rose. Technical Writer - Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle - Seattle, WA. - 09/99 to 12/99 Instructional Design: A proposal for which I prepared text and developed presentation graphics for a formal presentation to the FHLB board of directors. Tools: Visio, PowerPoint & MSWord. I was responsible for designing and preparing text, graphics and staff instructional materials for this management feasibility study. Technical Writer - Countrywide Home Lending - Simi Valley, CA. - 6/99 to 9/99Software Documentation / Instructional Design: Wrote functional specifications & technical requirements to convert an American loan processing program & deploy it within the European Common Market financial institutions. Developed "large document" presentations and operations training material. Technical Writer - Phoenix Software Development Company - Silverdale, WA. - 12/98 to 4/99 Instructional Design / Procedure Manual: Wrote an instructional procedures manual that allowed aretail mortgage firm to test and certify their loan origination software and hardware for Y2K compliance. Technical Writer - Weyerhaeuser Corporation - Federal Way, WA. - 3/98 to 6/98 Help Desk Software Documentation: Wrote documentation and diagnostic templates for the technical support help desk. Worked with SE's & HTML developers to post help documents on the corporate web. Tools: Info-Mapping writing system, RoboHelp skills. Technical Writer / Instructional Designer - Olympia Mortgage - Bremerton, WA. – 1/1993 – 3/1998 Franchise owner of Olympia Mortgage. I created instructional material for training loan officers. Created advertising, and marketing materials for the retail mortgage business. Re-designed Hallmarks loan processing system and wrote procedural and compliance manuals for training loan officers. I became Branch Manager for Hallmark Mortgage, Pacific Northwest Mortgage. and owner of Olympia Mortgage. Technical Writer - Boeing Marine Services - Renton, WA. - 1/91 to 7/92 Procedure Manuals: Wrote and edited marine repair and maintenance engineering manuals to reflect modifications made to the Boeing PHM Guided Missile Hydrofoil fleet. Required knowledge of several military specifications and AS-100 Airframe specifications. Technical Writer - Quadtek Engineering Inc. - Redmond, WA. - 4/90 to 10/90 Hardware Documentation: Developed technical users manuals for infrared-scanning system. Required close interaction with the engineering staff, and a full range of graphic arts, desktop publication and AutoCAD skills to produce camera-ready marketing material. Technical Writer / Editor - CDI Marine - Bremerton, WA. - 7/89 to 04/90 Marine Repair Manuals: Wrote and edited technical manuals for the U.S. Navy, to reflect modifications and repairs on both the surface and submarine fleets. Required military specifications, (Mil-Specs 38784-B and Mil-Spec 15071-H) Technical Writer / Engineering Liaison - National Semiconductor - Palo Alto, CA. - 4/85 to 4/87Research Documentation: Gathered research data and published engineering test results to document performance standards for an underwater sonar detection project. Technical Writer - Fluor Alaska Pipeline Services Co. - Anchorage, AK. - 7/85 to 4/87 Maintenance Manuals: Translated manufacturer's specifications and construction blueprints into maintenance manuals and "as-built" transparencies for the pump stations on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Certified Boilermaker Field Mechanic - Boilermaker Local #498 - Anchorage, AK. - 9/81 to 4/83 Technical Writer - Gracy Petroleum Services Co. - Dallas, TX. - 7/80 to 6/81 Training Manuals: Wrote safety and training manuals for Gracy Petroleum who specialized in oil spill recovery procedures for off shore drilling platforms. Wrote equipment documentation and safety manuals in compliance with Federal safety standards, EPA regulations and insurance requirements. Technical Writer - Rockwell International - Cape Kennedy, FL. - 6/78 to 6/80 Presentation Documentation: Wrote public relations documents and informational material for the Space Shuttle Program. I also taught orientation classes, delivered VIP briefings, and wrote status reports gathered from the engineering staff and the confusing array of contractors. @2009 ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS DEATH: Clifford Neal Whiteford, BYH Class of 1962, passed away on February 26, 2011. He served for many years as ward clerk and had served a welfare mission with his wife Joan. At the time of his death the two were serving as stake temple preparation instructors. They resided in Renton, Washington. His funeral service was held on Saturday, March 5, 2011. His interment, Hillcrest Burial Park, Kent, Washington. @2011

Whitehead, Elial

Whitehead, Elial
Provo, Utah US

Elial Whitehead

BYH Class of 1924 ~ Honorary. Elial Whitehead. Elial is listed as a 3rd Year (junior) student in Brigham Young High School in 1924. He is not listed as a student in 1925. 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.

Whitehead, Grace
266 East 130 North
Orem, Utah 84057-5521

Grace Martin

Class of 1936. Grace Whitehead. Source: 1936 BYH Wildcat yearbook. Grace Whitehead married _____ Martin. -- @2001

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