Alphabetical Alumni

Wickes, David F.
2475 Maple Creek Lane
Sandy, Utah 84092 US

David Wickes
  • Work: (801) 576-9751

Class of 1973. David Wickes. BYU BA Business IPA 1979. BYU MBA 1981. David F. Wickes.

Wickes, Gene

Gene Wickes

Class of 1970. Gene Wickes.

Widdison, Gary

Gary Widdison

Class of 1948. Gary Widdison. Hooper High 1. BYH 2, 3. "Our Town" play 2. Thespians 3. "The Washington Years" play 3.

Widison, Gary
204 West Pipe Street
Lava Hot Springs, Idaho 83246 US

Gary Widison

Class of 1948 ~ Honorary? [Name, photo did not appear with senior class in 1948 Wildcat yearbook.] @2001

Widtsoe, John Andreas

Widtsoe, John Andreas
Salt Lake City, Utah US

John and Leah Widtsoe

Board of Trustees, 1939 to 1952. John Andreas Widtsoe was a prominent educator in the state of Utah and Elder in the Church, even before being called to serve in the Council of the Twelve. The resident of Logan, Cache County, Utah, was the son of John A. Widtsoe and Anna C. Gaatden, and was born Jan. 31, 1872, on the island of Froen, Trondhjem amt, Norway. He was baptized April 3,1884 by Elder Anthon L. Skanchy, and in 1884 he emigrated to Utah, together with his mother and younger brother. They located in Logan, Cache County. From the time he first became connected with the Church, he took an active part in its affairs, and was always a zealous worker in whatever capacity he has been called to serve. Brother Widtsoe possessed of a keen desire for knowledge, and at an early age he became a student in the Brigham Young College at Logan, from which he graduated in 1891. He then entered Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in 1894 graduated with the highest honors. During 1894-98 he gave instructions as professor of chemistry in the Agricultural College, Logan. On August 5, 1898, he was ordained to the office of a Seventy and set apart to do missionary work in connection with his studies in Europe. He entered the University of Goettingen, Germany, and after applying himself diligently to his studies he graduated from that institution, with the degrees of A. M. Ph.D. in 1899. Elder Widtsoe also made trips to Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and France in the interests of his studies while abroad. On his return to Utah, in 1900, he was made Director of the Experiment Station of the State Agricultural College, Logan. His special branch of study was chemistry, and he earned a splendid record in that field. A number of his experiments and researches attracted the attention of many scientific men at some of the leading institutions of learning. Professor Widtsoe acted as Director of the Utah Experiment Station from 1900 to 1905, director of the Department of Agriculture in the Brigham Young University at Provo from 1905 to 1907, President of the Utah Agricultural College from 1907 to 1916, and became President of the University of Utah in 1916. He organized and conducted the first farmers' institutes in the State of Utah, served as president of the International Dry Farming Congress at a session held at Lethbridge, Canada, and was chosen as an officer at various times of the Irrigation Congress. He was the senior member of the State Board of Education, was a member (and was for several years president) of the State Board of Horticulture, was a member of the Utah State Conservation Commission from the time of its organization, acted as chairman and member of the Utah Committee to Commemorate irrigation. During World War I he was a member of the Utah State Council of Defense, chairman of the Food Production Committee of Salt Lake City and of the Irrigation Committee of the Food Administration. Dr. Widtsoe contributed much to literature; thus he was the author of "Principles of Irrigation Practice," "Concordance" to the Doctrine and Covenants (published in 1906), "Joseph Smith as a Scientist" (published in 1908), "Dry Farming" (published in 1911), and "Rational Theology" (published in 1915). He wrote several manuals and popular articles on gospel subjects, besides numerous technical and popular articles on scientific subjects, upwards of forty bulletins on irrigation, dry farming, soils, etc. In a Church capacity Dr. Widtsoe acted as secretary of a Priests quorum, counselor in the presidency of an Elders quorum, Stake secretary of Elders, member of a Stake Sunday school board, president of local YMMIA, teacher, officer and superintendent of Ward Sunday schools and teacher and president of a Seventies quorum. For many years he acted as a member of the General Board of YMMIA. Dr. Widtsoe ranked as one of Utah's foremost educators, and was one of the best informed Elders in the Church on doctrine and Church organization. On June 1, 1898 Elder Widtsoe married Leah Eudora Dunford (daughter of Alma Dunford and Susa Young), who was born Feb. 24, 1874, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a granddaughter of President Brigham Young. Seven children were born to them, namely, Anna G., John Andreas, Karl Marcel, Mark Adriel, Helen, Mary and Leah Eudora. Elder Widsoe was called as President of the British Mission from 1927 to 1928. He was named one of the directors of the Genealogical Society of Utah in 1921. At the age of forty-nine, Elder Widsoe was Ordained an Apostle and set apart as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve on March 17, 1921 by President Heber J. Grant. He served with honor and distinction in that body bringing his academic and intellectual credentials along with a great spiritual depth and theological understanding. In 1939 Elder Widtsoe compiled and wrote "Priesthood and Church Government" under the direction of the First Presidency. This work was a compilation of statements and policies concerning the operating organization of the Church and the functioning of the Priesthood therein. For over a generation it was the most authoritative work available to the public and most priesthood bearers had a copy in their homes. It is one of the all-time best sellers in the field of LDS publishing. Elder Widtsoe died November 20, 1952 at Salt Lake City, Utah. He was eighty years of age.

Widtsoe, Leah Dunford

Widtsoe, Leah Dunford
See Dunford, Leah

Leah and John Widtsoe

Leah Eudora Dunford Widtsoe -- See Leah Eudora DUNFORD.

Wiest, Doug

Doug Wiest

Class of 1971. Doug Wiest. Class Secretary.

Wigginton, Cleo [Wiggington]

Wigginton, Cleo [Wiggington]

Cleo Musser

Class of 1913. Cleo Wigginton [actually Wiggington]. Received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1913. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 372. ~ ~ ~ ~ Cleo Wiggington (female) was born on April 5, 1891 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married Leo Pratt Musser on June 6, 1914, and they were later divorced.

Wight, E. L.

Wight, E. L.
Provo, Utah US

E. L. Wight

Faculty & Staff. E. L. Wight, teacher, 1940-1941. [Male.]

Wilcox, Dee C.
1252 Saint James Lane
St. George, Utah 84790-6743 US

Dee Wilcox
  • Work: (435) 673-7251

Class of 1952. Dee C. Wilcox. Football, Basketball, Baseball, Lettermen, All State Basketball, Chorus. @2007 ~ ~ ~ ~ Email sent to bounced back. @2010

Wilde, Garn M.
4549 E Hooker Hill Road
Hayden, Idaho 83835-7712 US

Garn and Wilma Wilde
  • Cell: 208-819-0130
  • Home: 208-772-7387

Class of 1965. Garn Wilde. Football, Wrestling State 4th, Track State 3rd, Y Club Vice President, Band, Seminary 4 years. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ricks College [BYUI] 1969. BYU BS Industrial Education & Teaching Certificate 1977. BYU MS Industrial Arts Education 1977. Married Wilma. Also in household: Seth T. Wilde. @2012

Wilde, Garth Lynn

Wilde, Garth Lynn
Springville, Utah US

Garth Wilde

Class of 1968. Garth Wilde. ~ ~ ~ ~ Garth Lynn Wilde was born on January 1, 1950 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Orvin Eskel Wilde and Sylvia Verl Miner Wilde. Garth Wilde died on February 10, 1981 in Springville, Utah. Interment, Springville, Utah.

Wilde, Geral [O. Geral]

Wilde, Geral [O. Geral]
Provo, Utah US

Geral - Ros.-LouAnn Wilde

Class of 1952. Geral Wilde. Thespians President, Chorus, Y'ld Cat Newspaper Sports Editor. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: O. Geral Wilde, 1933 ~ 2012. O. Geral Wilde passed away on May 30, 2012 in his home from a recently diagnosed disease. Geral was born on August 11, 1933 in Fairview, Utah, a true "Son of Utah Pioneers". His parents, Orvin and Verl Wilde, moved to Provo where he attended BY Elementary, BY Junior High, BY High [BYH Class of 1952], and BYU where he completed an MA in Education. Geral has always been fond of his Sanpete roots and visited friends and family there throughout his life. He married Rosalie Ruth Hall in 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they raised five children. Rosalie passed away in 1981. Geral married LouAnn Guymon in the Provo Temple and together they raised their daughter Sylvia. He is survived by his wife, LouAnn Guymon Wilde; six children: O. Jeffery (Diane), Ruth West (George), Denise Roundy (Kelly), Allison (Dave Stein), Gregory J. (Mary Ann), and Sylvia Monsivais (Hyrum); a brother Garn (Wilma); 35 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Family and temple work are his great love. Geral was an iconic speech and debate coach for Orem High School, winning many local, state, and national awards. He was an advocate for education and served in many capacities in AEA President, UEA President, and board member and Chairman of the Utah State Retirement Board. Following retirement from teaching, Geral was an active member of Kiwanis for 28 years and served as local president and as Governor for the Utah-Idaho District. He also served as an officer and president of the Thomas Minor Society, an international family and genealogy organization. Geral is a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has served in many callings in church leadership and served a mission in Laie, Hawaii with LouAnn. He enjoyed working with youth, particularly in scouting, and was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America with The Silver Beaver Award. Geral cherished his heritage and served as chapter president and the national vice-president for the Sons of the Utah Pioneers. He was a frequent volunteer at the pioneer village at North Park in Provo. Funeral services were held Monday, June 4, 2012 at the Edgemont Stake 6th Ward Chapel, 4056 North Timpview Drive, Provo, Utah. Interment, Fairview City Cemetery. Condolences may be emailed to In lieu of flowers, the family suggested a donation to the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America. [Provo Daily Herald, Sunday, June 3, 2012]

Wilde, James L.
1626 North 1550 East
Provo, Utah 84604-5735 US

Jim Wilde
  • Work: (801) 375-7894

Class of 1958. James L. Wilde. Senior Class Vice President. Football, Wrestling, Baseball, Lettermen, Junior Class Social Chair, Debate Region, Dramatic Reading, Childrens Theater, School Plays, Quill & Scroll, Thespian, Y'ld Cat Newspaper Sports Editor, I Speak for Democracy, Model U.N., Best Supporting Actor, Debate Manager, U.N. Contest, Soph Ball Advertising Committee, Junior Hop Assembly Chair, Graduation Committee. BYU BA Humanities 1965.

Wilde, Lewis Edwin

Wilde, Lewis Edwin
Coalville, Utah US

Lewis Wilde

Class of 1922. Lewis Wilde. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ This appears to be Lewis Edwin Wilde, born on January 3, 1906 in Coalville, Utah. His parents are Edwin Wilde and Mary Hannah Robinson. Lewis Edwin Wilde died on August 7, 1989. His interment, Coalville City Cemetery. ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF HIS YOUNGEST BROTHER, abbrev: Fred Robinson Wilde passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 25, 2003 at St. Mark's Hospital. He was born in Coalville, Utah, March 7, 1915 to Edwin and Mary Hannah Wilde, the youngest of 13 children. His brothers were Oswald, Henry, Millard, William and Lewis. Ivy, Fanny, Mary Jane, Afton, Fanny, Hazel and Greeta were his sisters. Fred married Ruth Smith in Evanston, Wyoming, January 13, 1938. They had a family of six children: Suesann (Dennis) Richins, Henefer, Utah; Lynda McDonald, Vernal, Utah; Christine (Larry) Caldwell, Boise, Idaho; Kathryn (Dee) Stephens, Henefer, Utah; Stephanie Wilde, Lane Bune, Boise, Idaho; and Kirk Fred (Susan) Wilde, Coalville, Utah. Fred worked hard all his life beginning with herding sheep in the Utah West desert at the age of 14. He also worked at Bullock's Service station, as a ranch hand for Ned Herschellar in Fontenelle, WY, a sheep shearer, and retired from the Ideal Cement Company after 31 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, wife, daughter, Christine, and son-in-law, Nile. He is survived by his daughters, Suesann, Lynda, Kathryn, Stephanie; son, Kirk; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grand-children; and special caring neighbors, Ike and Annie Edgel. Interment, Coalville Cemetery. Fred loved a good saddle horse, good dog and a herd of sheep. He was a private and thoughtful gentleman. He will be remembered by his loved ones as an honorable man who loved his wife and family and mostly for his dry, colorful sense of humor, which was evident right up until his death. [Deseret News, Sunday, April 27, 2003]

Wilkins, Ada

Wilkins, Ada

Ada Wilkins

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901. Ada Wilkins. She also received a Special Certificate in Phonography & Typewriting. [Phonography is a system of shorthand stenography developed by Isaac Pitman.] Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, Page 213.

Wilkins, Alan L.
604 East 3125 North
Provo, Utah 83440-4244 US

Alan & Margaret Wilkins
  • Home: 801-358-3984

Class of 1966. Alan L. Wilkins. 1965 BYH Student Body Business Manager. 1966 BYH Senior Class President. Football CoCaptain, Basketball, Spanish Club, Debate, Boys State, National Merit Commendation, 1st Quartet Region, Excellent Debate State, Seminary 4 years. Mission: Peru, BYU BA, BYU MBA, Stanford Univ PhD, Organizational Behavior. Former BYU Academic Vice President, former mission president in Argentina. Wife: Margaret A., Five Girls, Two Boys. Wilkins is grandson of President Harold B. Lee. El especial acontecimiento se concretó mediante el trabajo conjunto de líderes de la estaca, el Presidente Alan Wilkins, presidente de la Misión Buenos Aires Norte. @2016 Alan and Margaret attended the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the BYH Class of 1966 on September 2, 2016. "Great to see everyone!"

Wilkins, James Ralph

Wilkins, James Ralph

James Wilkins

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1906. James Ralph Wilkins. He received a Normal Diploma. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 148.

Wilkins, Joseph Emmons

Wilkins, Joseph Emmons
Spanish Fork, Utah US

Joseph and Armintia Wilkins

Joseph Wilkins. He is included on a list of 59 names of the earliest students of Brigham Young Academy, taken from a file in the BYU Archives, made by an unknown contemporary student. ~ ~ ~ ~ Joseph Emmons Wilkins was born on October 23, 1860 in Spanish Fork, Utah. His parents: George Washington Wilkins and Catherine Augusta Lovett. He married Armintia Achsa Wilson on September 13, 1883 in Spanish Fork. He died on August 29, 1928 in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Wilkins, Joseph Ralph

Wilkins, Joseph Ralph
Provo, Utah US

Ralph and Delsena Wilkins

BYH Class of 1906. Faculty. Joseph Ralph Wilkins, 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. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. J. Ralph Wilkins, Training School & Spanish teacher, 1913-1916. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1916. Joseph Ralph Wilkins. He received an AB Degree in 1916. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 323. ~ ~ ~ ~ Joseph Ralph Wilkins was born September 2, 1885 in Spanish Fork, Utah. His parents were Joseph Emmons Wilkins and Armintia Achsa Wilson Wilkins. He married Delsena Christensen on December 19, 1906 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died in March, 1975 in Los Angeles County, California.

Wilkins, Oscar W.

Wilkins, Oscar W.

Oscar Wilkins

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1906. Oscar W. Wilkins. He received a Normal Diploma. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 69. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYH Class of 1906. Oscar Wilkins, 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.

Wilkins, Winifred

Wilkins, Winifred

Winifred Nuttall

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1909. Winifred Wilkins (Nuttall). She received a Normal Diploma. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 271.

Wilkinson, David L.
17589 Wadell Court
Hamilton, Virginia 20158 US

Dave and Tricia Wilkinson
  • Work: (540) 338-9535

Class of 1954. David L. Wilkinson. Senior Class President. 1953 Student Body Vice President. Baseball, Football, Tennis, Lettermen, Debate, All State Debate, Chorus, French Club Vice President, House of Representatives, Photography Club Vice President, Short Plays, Childrens Theater, Thespians, I Speak for Democracy, National Student Council Convention. BYU BA History 1961. Oxford University (England) BA 1964. University of California at Berkeley JD 1966. Oxford University (England) MA 1969. Married Tricia Thomas. Wilkinson began practicing corporate law. In 1972 he was appointed an assistant to the Utah Attorney General, and he later became Chief Deputy Salt Lake County Attorney and Utah Attorney General. Wilkinson authored legislation that strengthened Utah's laws against pornography and dissolved more than 40,000 shell corporations. He has taught at BYU's law school and worked for the Hughes Corporation. His several terms as Attorney General of Utah encompassed 1981-1989. Currently practicing law in Virginia [2004].

Wilkinson, Douglas Dwight

Wilkinson, Douglas Dwight
Murray, Utah US

Douglas and Rosalie Wilkinson

Class of 1961. Douglas D. Wilkinson. Track, Honor Roll, Soph Class Vice President, Commercial Award, Concert Band, Boys State, Forensics, Safety Council Chair, Senior Honor Panel, Model U.N., Seminary Achievement Award, Seminary Graduate, Seminary 4 years. BYU BS Political Science 1968. ~ ~ ~ ~ Douglas D. Wilkinson, BYH Class of 1961, attended all three of the BYU laboratory schools on the Lower Campus during the time that his father, Ernest L. Wilkinson, served as BYU's President (1951 to 1971). While Doug had the experience of growing up in the University’s Presidents Home located on a highly visible portion of Upper Campus from about age seven until he reached young adulthood, he did not consider that to be a particularly advantageous arrangement because of its distance from friends and families of whom he was very fond. After graduation magma cum laude from BYU in 1968 with a BA degree in Political Science (and also with highest honors in the Honors Program, and as a nominee for valedictorian of his college), Wilkinson chose to attend law school at Boalt Hall at the University of California, Berkeley. Just before he was to begin, however, he contracted a serious illness that would have prevented him from attending classes on the school's semester system for three or four weeks. Disappointed at that development, he was advised that the University of Utah College of Law was at that time on a quarter system and would not begin its law school classes until several week later. He decided to transfer to the University of Utah College of Law since the delay would give him adequate time to recover and convalesce. The initial disappointment accompanying his decision was paradoxically transformed into a change of great fortune when he met his future wife, the former Rosalie Gilbert, at the U. Rosalie was teaching at Provo High School. As a result of this experience, Doug believes that some clouds do have silver linings. Douglas began legal employment as an associate with the prestigious firm of Ray Quinney and Nebeker in Salt Lake City. After a short period of inital training, he was given an unusual and heavy responsibility for a young lawyer in the firm. He was assigne3d to represent Gulf Oil Corporation, Sun Oil, Diamond Shamrock, and a number of other large natural resource clients in matters of great importance. Representing Gulf Oil in his first trial as a lawyer, he found that an action against Gulf had been instituted by a prominent Salt Lake attorney on behalf of a well-known Salt Lake City client, alleging that Gulf had been negligent in cleaning up lands on which it had previously had commercially producing oil wells, and which it had since shut down. If the action by the plaintiff prevailed, Gulf would be liable for many millions of dollars on the grounds that its work in cleaning up well sites was negligent and insufficient. Wilkinson entered the case so well prepared that he was successful in obtaining an almost unheard of result. Gulf Oil, realizing the importance of the precedent that would be set by an adverse jury decision, flew 21 employees and experts from all over the globe to Salt Lake City as potential witnesses. Just before the trial began, Mr. Wilkinson, as counsel for defendant Gulf, along with the counsel for the plaintiff, entered the Judge's chambers to meet and discuss preliminary matters. The judge had already read the trial brief of Mr. Wilkinson, and was just finishing the trial brief for the plaintiff, asked the attorney for plaintiff if he really thought that he had much of a case. The judge stated that, in his opinion, the trial brief written by Mr. Wilkinson had "completely destroyed any credible basis for recovery by plaintiff." Haltingly and with a substantial measure of embarrassment, the attorney for plaintiff stated that he had just read Mr. Wilkinson's brief the night before, and had come to the same conclusion. Under the circumstances, he asked the judge to dismiss the case. Gulf Oil Company personnel who were present, including its General Counsel from Oklahoma, thanked Mr. Wilkinson for what they said was a "masterful trial brief." Careful, skillful, and thorough preparation has been the hallmark of every case Doug Wilkinson has handled. He has gained the admiration of those who work closely with him. As he continued his practice of law, he received an unsolicited invitation from W. W. Kirton, the lead partner at Kirton and McConkie, to join that firm and change the focus of his practice from handling natural resource law matters to matters relating to general corporate, commercial lending, and real estate law. Doug accepted this invitation to join the Kirton firm, and shortly thereafter became a full partner, member, and shareholder in the firm. At Kirton he has a broad level of responsibilities. One responsibility was to represent the LDS Church, a client of the firm, in making large commercial loans to developers of shopping centers, office buildings, etc. These investment-type loans by the Church often involved large sums of Church money, and it was therefore incumbent upon Mr. Wilkinson to make sure that the Church was properly protected. He often met with top management of the Church, as well as with members of the First Presidency, to answer questions that might arise. Wilkinson openly states his opposition to the large number of "spurious and unjustifed suits” that he feels have come to clog our court system, causing the hearing of legitimate and important cases to often be delayed for years. “Unfortunately”, he says, "many of these cases are brought with the encouragement of unprincipled attorneys who have an obsession with money, and an associated desire to accumulate altogether unreasonable amounts of compensation within a short time with as little effort as possible in order to spawn a lavish living style. I am personally put off by such repugnant behavior inasmuch as it, among other things, inevitably causes (in the eyes of the public) the imposition of terrible stains upon virtually all lawyers, even though there are many lawyers who are conscientious, skillful, and desire to ethically represent their clients for no more than a reasonable level of compensation. In almost any profession, there are unfortunately those whose work is motivated by personal greed and whose profession of a genuine interest in helping others is completely counterfeit. That is a lesson that we all are forced to learn in life." Mr. Wilkinson has served as the chief enforcement counsel of the Department of Commerce, and has been employed directly by the LDS Church to serve as both Manager of Church Real Property, and as legal counsel. Mr. Wilkinson is a superb writer and has been frequently asked by fellow attorneys and others to review and revise legal and other documents drafted by them before they send them out in final form. In his work, Doug is quiet and modest about his legal, organizational, and administrative abilities. These abilities have resulted in many invitations to play major roles in the organization and administration of political, civic patriotic, youth recreational, service club, and Church activities. When Doug indicates his willingness to undertake an important responsibility, others know that it will be done, and done well. When he meets obstacles, he displays a resolution and persistence reminiscent of his father, and almost always finds a way to overcome them. He loves to work with others, is a consummate team player, and is genuinely concerned about the welfare of others. I have written this tribute because of my belief that Doug Wilkinson is an ideal personification of the ideals associated with Brigham Young High School. Though he has faced difficult problems and misfortunes in his own life, his determination, character and persistence has carried the day, and he is widely admired by those who know him. A deeply devoted family man, there is nothing that Doug enjoys more than his association with his wife, Rosalie, his children, and their children. Respectfully submitted, Alan Enke, former student at BY Elementary and BY Junior High, now serving the LDS Church as Regional General Counsel in Central America, August 23, 2006. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Douglas was born on September 27, 1943 in Washington DC to Ernest Leroy Wilkinson and Alice Ludlow Wilkinson, the youngest of 5 children. Doug grew up in Provo and graduated from BY High School in 1961. He served an LDS mission to Germany and Southern California and later graduated from Brigham Young University and the University of Utah Law School. As an attorney, he worked for several law firms in the Salt Lake City area, specializing in real estate law. During his time as a law student, he met and married the love of his life, Rosalie Gilbert, on June 15, 1970 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they had four children. Doug was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had a strong and abiding testimony, and served faithfully in various capacities. A life-long Cougar, he was an enthusiastic supporter of BYU athletics. Overriding all of these interests was his pre-eminent concern and love for his adored family and friends. Douglas Dwight Wilkinson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 in Murray, Utah at the age of 72. He is survived by Rosalie, his wife of 45 years; his children, Michelle (Trent) Howell, Jeff (Karin) Wilkinson, Chris (Lacee) Wilkinson, Ricky Wilkinson; 9 grandchildren; sister Alice (Floyd) Anderson, and brother David (Trisha) Wilkinson and sister in law Marjorie Evans. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother E.L. "Ernie" Wilkinson, and sister and brother-in-law, Marian (Gordon) Jensen. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Murray Utah South Stake Center on 5735 S. Fashion Blvd (300 E.). Viewings will be held Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State Street, Murray, and at the church on Thursday before the service from 9:45-10:45 am. Interment at Murray City Cemetery. The Wilkinson family would like to thank all of the physicians and health care providers for their great kindness and care of Doug over many years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS Humanitarian fund. A full obituary may be viewed and online condolences shared at [Salt Lake Tribune, January 5, 2016]

Wilkinson, Ernest L.

Wilkinson, Ernest L.
Provo, Utah US

Ernest Wilkinson

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1921. Ernest L. Wilkinson. He received an AB Degree in English & Latin in 1921. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 336. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ernest L. Wilkinson became president of Brigham Young University and served in that role from 1951 to 1971. As president it was Wilkinson who made the decision to shutter Brigham Young High School in 1968, just 8 years short of its centennial year of 1976.

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