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411, Class of 1944

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Class of 1944.
Y High School Makes Awards to 48 Students

PROVO--Awards and pins for service to the school were presented to 48 members of the Brigham Young University High School student body, Friday morning at the annual award assembly. Student body officers receiving pins were Wanda Brown, Vice President; Ariel Ballif Jr., Debate Manager; Tom Lee, Athletic Manager; and June Pehrson, Ernest Powell and Betty Jean Curtis, Cheer Leaders. President Robert Free and Secretary-Treasurer Zola Rae Law received certificates in lieu of a second pin.

Jack Mitchell received a pin for editing the school paper and Betty Jensen also received one for editing the yearbook, with Lee Knell receiving a certificate for managing the book.

Musical award pins went to Betty Nichols, Joyce Mower and Annie Moore for instrumental and vocal music participation, while Marion Robertson received a certificate for instrumental music participation.

Mr. Ballif and Marian Jeanne Merrill will receive certificates for school play participation with Speech Service Awards going to Mr. Ballif, Miss Law and Mr. Free.

The six-year scholarship award was given to Marion Robertson, with grade scholarship awards to Janice Taylor, seventh; Robert Hales, eighth; Joan Buckwalter, ninth; Gloria Jensen, tenth; Marian Jeanne Merrill, eleventh; and Ardell Lindberg, twelfth.

The Senior Athletic Award was presented to Lee Knell, who recently won the State High School Tennis Singles Championship, with athletic awards going to the following boys in football, basketball, baseball and tennis: Bob Free, Darrell Jensen, Mark Graham, Dean Ashworth, Malin Perry, Gordon Lewis, Russell Bement, Alan Hansen, Vern Smith, Mr. Knell, Steward Morley, Glen Pinegar, Charles Craven, Grant Johnson, Robert Court, Paul Jennings, Gene Swenson, Elwood Nelson, Arnold Mecham, Steve Azuma, Jim Rawlings, Reed Merrill, John Lee, Robert Perry, Gene Robinson, Bob Morgan, Don Hansen, Dan Larson, Eric Steineckert and Claire Anderson. Salt Lake Telegram, May 19, 1944.

Anderson, Jean [Edla Jean]  (1944)

Anderson, Jean [Edla Jean] (1944)
Ivins, Utah US

Jean Connor - Keller

Class of 1944. Edla Jean "Jean" Anderson. Married W. Keith Conner, div. Married Halbert Jesse Keller. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: Halbert Jesse Keller, 75, of Manti, died June 15, 1992 at the Utah Valley Medical Center, complications of open heart surgery. Born December 14, 1916 to Jesse Jacob and Vera Hougaard Keller in Manti, Utah. He graduated from Manti High School, Snow College and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Brigham Young University. He first married Sylvia Esma Baker in Sydney, Australia; later divorced. He second married Jean Anderson Conner in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, July 3, 1963. Served a mission for the LDS Church and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Marine Air Corp. Survived by wife; four sons, Brett and Rick, both Salt Lake City; Kevin and Klint, both St. George; two daughters, Mrs. Kevin (Lauren) Hunt, Stansbury Park, Utah; Mrs. Michael (Robin) Lami, Sandy; three step-children, Mrs. Jack (Leslie) Madsen, Manti; Kim Conner, St. George; Kyle Conner, Idaho Falls, Idaho; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. C. Verl (Vivian) Clark, Provo. Funeral services Friday, June 19, in the Manti First LDS Ward Chapel, at 1:30 p.m. Friends call at the chapel two hours prior to services. His interment: Manti City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Wednesday, June 17, 1992.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Edla Jean Anderson Conner Keller, 86, passed away on March 19, 2013 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. She was born September 19, 1926 in Salina to Alma A and Venice Foote Anderson. She married W. Keith Conner. Later divorced. Married Halbert Jesse Keller on July 3, 1963 in the Salt Lake Temple. He preceded her in death 1992. Jean is a 1944 graduate of BYU High School in Provo. She was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions during her life time including a mission to the family history center in Salt Lake City, and a temple worker. Jean was blessed to have a large loving family that would always rally around each other. Jean is survived by her children: Leslie Madsen, Mt. Pleasant; W. Kim Conner, Boise, ID; Kevin (Susan) Keller, St. George; Klint (Jeanna) Keller, Cedar City; Jean is also survived by her numerous grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Ronda Conner, Idaho Falls, ID; step-children: Lauren (Kevin) Hunt, Stansbury Park; Brett Keller, Salt Lake City; Robin (Michael) Lami, Sandy; sister: Dawn (Scott) Orrock, Springville and their 11 children. Also preceded in death by: parents; son, Kyle Conner; Halís son, Rick Keller and a grandson, Matt Madsen. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 in the Manti 3rd Ward Chapel, 555 East Union St. Interment, Manti City Cemetery. Source.

Ballif, Ariel Smith, Jr. (1944)

Ballif, Ariel Smith, Jr. (1944)
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Ariel Ballif

Class of 1944. Ariel Ballif, Jr. [Male] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Ariel Smith Ballif, Jr., 67, died April 21, 1994 at his home in Salt Lake City. He was born May 29, 1926 in Rexburg, Idaho, to Artemesia Romney and Ariel Smith Ballif, Sr. A 1948 graduate of Brigham Young University, he received an MFA from Yale University in 1952. Ariel achieved national prominence as a theatrical designer, director, producer and teacher. From 1966 through 1986, Ariel and his partners, Tom Carlin and Stu Falconer, operated Theatre 138 in Salt Lake City. At the time of his death, Ariel was an adjunct assistant professor of theatre at the University of Utah. He lived each day with unimaginable intensity, dedicated to beauty and to the pursuit of perfection. Ariel is survived by his father, of Provo; two sisters, Maralyn Ballif Lavenstein, of Chicago, Illinois; Bonnie Ballif Spanvill, of Provo; a brother, Jae R. Ballif, of Provo; 19 nieces and nephews; and his partner, Tom Carlin. He was preceded in death by his mother, his sister, Moana Ballif Bennett; and his partner, Stu Falconer. Family and friends suggest contributions to the Ariel Ballif Scholarship Fund, in care of the University of Utah's Development Office. Graveside services were held Monday, April 25, 1994 in Provo. [Deseret News, Saturday, April 23, 1994.] ~ ~ ~ ~ He wrote the theme song for the graduation exercises of the BYH Class of 1944. Salt Lake Telegram, May 26, 1944.

Bement, Russell Peterson

Bement, Russell Peterson
Boulder, Colorado US

Russell Bement

Class of 1944. Russell Bement. ~ ~ ~ ~ Russell Peterson Bement was born on February 14, 1926 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Herman Charles Bement and Bertha Luella Peterson. Russell married ______ Barker. Russell Bement died on April 18, 1987 in Boulder, Colorado. His interment, Boulder, Colorado.

Booth, Sterling Harvey

Booth, Sterling Harvey
San Leandro, California US

Sterling Booth

Class of 1944. Sterling Booth. Sterling Harvey Booth was born on November 15, 1924 in Provo, Utah. His parents were J. Milton Booth and Cora Lewis Booth. He died on July 22, 2002 in San Leandro, Alameda County, California.

Boren, Lenn J.
2411 W. 4900 S.
Roy, Utah 84067-2249 US

Lenn Boren
  • Work: (801) 825-9355

Class of 1944. Lenn J. Boren [Lenn, not Lann].

Boyer, Leah
6342 Dorchester Court
Carmichael, California 95608-3442 US

Leah Kolstad
  • Home: (916) 944-1755

Class of 1944. Leah Boyer. Married Edgar H. Kolstad [probably not Kolsteadl]. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER MOTHER: Sarah Elizabeth Clarke Boyer, age 88, died Saturday, February 24, 1990, in Provo, Utah. Born May 28, 1901, in American Fork, to Peter Gemmell and Margaret Vilate Green Clarke. She moved to Canada at a very early age with her parents, and attended school in Magrath, Alberta, Canada. She married Edward George Woodger, in Leihbridge, Alberta, Canada, October 20, 1920. Edward later passed away. She repatriated to the United States in 1942. On October 20, 1948 she married Dr. Dell Delos Boyer, in Salt Lake LDS Temple. He died December 4, 1961. She was employed by the Royal Bank of Canada; J.C. Penney Co., Provo; Blue Cross Blue Shield, Salt Lake City. She completed a two-year mission beginning May 5, 1970 in the Central States Mission, headquartered at Independence Missouri. In later years she worked at the Provo Temple in the youth center.Survivors: Three sons and four daughters, Wilson C. Woodger, Polson, Montana; Paul Delos Boyer, Bel Air, California; Del Roy Boyer, Pleasant Grove; Loraine Boyer Murphey Moyer, Fresno, California; Margaret Boyer Nelson, Westchester, Ohio; Burdie Boyer Boorman, Provo; Leah Boyer Kolsteadl, Carmel, California; two brothers, Donald A. Clarke, Orem; A. John Clarke, Mesa, Arizona; 26 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her eldest son, Edward Winston Woodger, and her brother, Peter Drew Clarke. Funeral services were held Thursday, Park Ward LDS Chapel, 101 West, 800 North, Provo. Interment: Springville Evergreen Cemetery. [Deseret News, Wednesday, February 28, 1990.]

Brown, Wanda

Brown, Wanda
Provo, Utah US

Wanda and Stewart Morley

Class of 1944. Wanda Brown. Student Body Vice President, 1943-1944. Married Stewart Morley [BYH Class of 1944] ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Wanda Brown Morley, 1926 Ė 2015. Wanda Brown Morley, 89, of Provo, Utah quietly slipped from her mortal sojourn on June 13, 2015 into the welcoming arms of her late husband, Stewart [also BYH Class of 1944]. She was surrounded by family. Wanda - wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma - was born in Provo, Utah to Paul (Pa) and Helen (Mom) Brown, February 10, 1926. She married her high school hero, Stewart, on April 1, 1945 in Overton, Nevada while he was serving in the Army Air Corps. Wanda and Stewart were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. A graduate of BY High School, Class of 1944, Wanda was active in many organizations and activities, notably as a drummer in the marching band. She later earned a nursing degree becoming an obstetrics Registered Nurse while raising eight children. A devoted wife and companion to her husband, together they lived in many locales during Dadís tenure as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation including Dallas, Texas, Kansas City, Missouri, Minneapolis, Minnesota, San Francisco and Stockton, California, finally retiring to their home town of Provo, Utah in 1977. A devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wanda served in many capacities and callings including girlís camp nurse. Wanda was preceded in death by husband, Stewart and brothers, Billie and Stanley. She is survived by eight children: Terry (Teena), Camille (Phil), Tony (Taia), John Edward (Mary), Isaac, Eric, Bradley (Carey), Becky; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great- grandchildren; and younger sisters, Pauline Knight and Helen Clegg. Never one to call attention to herself, Mom achieved much yet always boasted the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. To the end she read widely and voraciously consuming several books a week. A listening ear, a soft shoulder, Mom provided a warm, inviting home and refuge ó especially when her cinnamon rolls and rice pudding were in the oven. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Edgemont 2nd Ward Chapel, 555 East 3230 North, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at Berg Mortuary, 185 East Center Street, Provo, Utah on Thursday from 6-8:00 p.m. or at the church on Friday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will follow at the Provo City Cemetery, 610 South State Street, Provo, UT 84606. Condolences may be extended to the family at [Provo Daily Herald, Wednesday, June 17, 2015] ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: Stewart Alonzo Morley, 87, of Provo, Utah, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2013 in Provo, Utah. Known by "Stew" to many, Grandpa was born in Provo, Utah to Dr. Alonzo John Morley and Eloise Stewart Morley on June 27, 1926. He married his high school sweetheart, Wanda Brown, on April 1, 1945 in Overton, Nevada while serving in the Army Air Corps. Stewart and Wanda were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Stewart was a graduate of BY High School, Class of 1944, and was captain of the football team. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Brigham Young University. Stewart was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and gave many years of devoted service assigned to many posts throughout the country including Kansas City, Missouri, Minneapolis, Minnesota, San Francisco and Stockton, California, finally retiring to his home town Provo, Utah in 1982. A devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Stewart served in many capacities and leadership positions. He is survived by his beloved wife Wanda of 67 years, eight children, Terry (Teena), Tony (Taia) Camille, John Edward (Mary), Isaac, Eric, Bradley (Carey), Becky, and 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, as well as sisters Marilyn Washburn, Diane Hellstrom, Janet Taylor and brother Dr. Gerald Morley. Father, Dad, Grandpa was an example to all by his willingness to tackle any project and see it through to the end. His quiet strength and loving devotion to his family has given solace to many in times of need and crisis. We'll all miss nibbling on the fruits of his labor in his legendary bounteous vegetable garden. He was bit by the fishing bug, a passion that has been robustly embraced by later generations. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Edgemont 2nd Ward Chapel, 555 East 3230 North, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Friday from 6-8:00 p.m. and at the church Saturday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent through his obituary at [Berg Mortuary, May 22, 2013]

Brunson, Clyde M.
3889 Belle St.
San Bernardino, California 92404-1621 US

Clyde and Marjorie Brunson

Class of 1944. Clyde Brunson. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS FATHER: Clyde Fackrell Brunson, 98, died in Modesto, California on March 14, 1996. He was born in Fillmore, Utah, November 27, 1897, the son of Charles Abraham and Christina Fackrell Brunson. He graduated from Fillmore High School and served in World War I. He graduated from the University of Utah and taught at the School for the Deaf and Mute in Ogden for four years. He married Rachel Mifflin in the Salt Lake Temple. He went to dental school at Northwestern University in Chicago, graduating with honors in 1931. He practiced dentistry in Fillmore, Utah, for about 10 years, and 35 years in Salt Lake City, where he had his office in the Tribune Building. After retiring they moved to Modesto, California about 1978. Rachel died in 1983. He had always been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is survived by his four sisters, Rachel Warner, Salt Lake City; Ruth Peterson, Lehi; Algie Stephenson, Fillmore, and Olive (Eldon) Partridge, Salt Lake City/Mesa, Ariz.; five children, Clyde M. Brunson (Margorie)[or Marjorie], San Bernardino, California; John M. Brunson (Claudette), Mesa, Ariz.; Bruce B. Brunson (Camilla), W. Valley City; Rachel Jill Brunson Hemmert, Reno, Nevada; and Jan Brunson Bohn (Kal), Riverbank, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held in Modesto, California on Monday, March 18, 1996. Interment, Lakewood Cemetery in Hughson, California. [Deseret News, Sunday, March 17, 1996.] ~ ~ ~ ~ IS THIS? 1. Clyde Brunson, born February 2, 1925, died Oct 18, 1999. ~ ~ ~ ~ IS THIS HIS WIFE? Marjorie Y. Brunson, 595 Castille Dr, Hemet, CA 92543-2612 ~ (951) 652-7610. @2009

Burch, George
PO Box 603
Cedar City, Utah 84721 US

George Burch

Class of 1944. George Burch. ~ ~ ~ ~ Is his sister Fae Burch Knudsen? ~ ~ ~ ~ IS THIS? George A. Burch, 1541 Waterbury Dr, Unit E, Salt Lake City, UT 84121-1129 ~ (801) 278-1144. @2009

Court, Robert Stanford

Court, Robert Stanford
Orem, Utah US

Robert and Geniel Court

Class of 1944. Robert Court. His parents: Thomas Samuel Court [BYA Faculty - Registrar] [1871-1957] and Florence Ella Pratt Court [1881-1974]. Their children included nine sons and three daughters, including: Thomas Otis Court [1899-1963], of Spokane, Washington; Ralph Pratt Court [1901-1980], of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; Byron Owen Court [1903-1996] (married Bertha Ann Brown), of Provo; Lowell J. Court [1905-1987], of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; Ward Louvi Court [1909-1983], of San Pedro, California; Urban Delos Court [1912-1936] of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; Lamar Samuel (Pearl) Court [1914-1997]; Annabelle Court [1918-1918], Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; Elmo Richard Court [1919-1991], of Provo, Utah; Florence Court (Leland) Shields [1916-2001]; Ruth Court [BYH Class of 1940] (Nephi) Quist [born abt. 1922]; and Robert Stanford (Geniel) Court [BYH Class of 1944] [born abt. 1926]. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Robert Stanford Court, June 15, 1926 - April 4, 2013, was born in Raymond, Alberta, Canada. He was the youngest of twelve children (10 still living at the time of his birth) born to Thomas Samuel Court and Florence Ella Pratt. Dad grew up on a farm in Canada and moved to Provo as a teen where he attended BY High School, in the Class of 1944. Dad left school early to join the Navy in April 1943 and did his basic training in Chicago, Illinois, and was later stationed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he completed his G.E.D. He didn't see action in World War II and moved back to Provo after his discharge where he met and married Veda Merkley on October 27, 1946 (later solemnized Salt Lake Temple) and began his working life at Wakefield's Appliance in Provo. Dad later worked as a draftsman at Geneva Steel. He and Veda divorced in 1955. Dad married Geraldine Gines April 20, 1956, in the Salt Lake Temple. They moved from Provo to Bountiful where dad started working as a field engineer with the Federal Aviation Administration. He held this position until the time of his retirement. They divorced in 1973. Dad married Geniel Bridges May 21, 1976, later solemnized in the Manti Temple and she traveled with him to the various FAA job sites he worked. When Dad retired they moved to Meadow, Utah and built a home with the help of their family members. Dad became very active in the Church while living in Meadow and he and Geniel answered the call to a Service Mission at Cove Fort. Later he served as a temple worker in the Manti Temple for nine years, eight of them with Geniel. Geniel passed away on November 9, 2004, and Dad continued to live in their home until January of 2009 when he moved to the Seville in Orem, Utah where he remained until his death. Dad was preceded in death by his parents and all of his brothers and sisters. He leaves behind four children, Douglas, Ephraim; Judy (Lynn) Greenhalgh, Fillmore; Shelli (Jon) Rima, Centerville; Blake (Michelle), Farmington. He also leaves 13 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. A brief viewing will be held at the Meadow Ward Chapel on 100 East Center Street in Meadow, Utah from 11 a.m. to noon on April 9, 2013. A graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Meadow Utah Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be offered at [Deseret News, Monday, April 9, 2013]

Curtis, Betty Jean
1283 E South Temple, Apt 504
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102-1735 US

Betty and William Stokes
  • Home: (801) 359-7210

Class of 1944. Betty Jean Curtis. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND: William Lee Stokes, after many years of illness, died at the age of 79, on December 12, 1994 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Stokes, the son of William P. Stokes and Grace Cox Stokes, was born on March 27, 1915 in the coal-mining camp of Hiawatha in Carbon County Utah. He married Betty Curtis Stokes in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on September 7, 1939. Among his many achievements he received a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University in 1937 and a Master of Science from the same institution in 1938. He went on to receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geology from Princeton University in 1941, where he was also a Research Assistant from 1941 to 1942. His Doctoral Dissertation was an in-depth study of the Morrison Formation which contains a large proportion of the United States domestic supply of uranium and vanadium, two mineral commodities that were of major importance to the U.S. during the second World War. Dr. Stokes worked for the United States Geological Survey from 1942 to 1947. Some of his awards and honors include Director of the National Science Foundations, the Director of the Institution for Secondary School Teachers, Director of the University of Utah Earth Science Museum, Director of the U of U Cooperative Dinosaur Project, The International Field Institute in the Paris Basin, listed in Who's Who in the West and Who's Who in America. He taught Geology at the University of Utah for 32 years and was head of the Geology Department for 13 years. Membership in professional associations include Sigma Xi; Phi Kappa Phi; American Association for the Advancement of Science; Geological Society of America; American Association of Petroleum Geologists; The Explorer Club; Utah Geological Society; Utah Academy of Science, Arts and Letter and numerous other Affiliations. Dr. Stokes has written over 100 technical and professional papers and authored a widely used text book of geology titled Essentials of Earth History as well as co-authored another comprehensive text book, Introduction to Geology. He is the author of Geology of Utah, published by the Utah Geological and Mineral Survey. He always enjoyed educating others and as a result published several tourist texts concerning the natural land forms found on the Colorado Plateau and an educational booklet about the Great Salt Lake as well as booklets concerning ancient Native American pictographs and petroglyphs. He was a member of the LDS Church and served as a teacher within his church and as a member of the High Priests quorum of the Federal Heights Ward. In retirement he concentrated on the reconciliation of the differences between scientific philosophy and religious theology which resulted in publication of Scriptures for the Age of Science; Evolution? The Scriptures Say Yes; The Creation Scriptures; The Genesis Answer and other publications on the same subject. Most recently he was the recipient of the "1994 Governor's Metal for Science and Technology Award" and honored as "the father of Utah Geology". The Museum of the San Rafael, in Castle Dale, Utah has honored him by dedicating their paleontology hall to his name. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty C. Stokes, who was his constant companion and confidant through 55 years of marriage, his daughters, Patricia J. Stokes and Betty Lee Huff, his son, William M. Stokes, and his grandchildren, Christopher Huff, Matthew Huff, Paul Huff and Jason B. Griffith. He is predeceased by his daughters, Mary Susan Stokes, Jennifer Joy Stokes and his granddaughter, Jennifer S. Griffith. His family will miss his gleaming mischievous eyes and his dinner time orations on the wonders of the natural world. His love for understanding and interpreting the natural forces which shaped this earth will survive for generations to come through his writing and teaching. We can all hope and pray that he is now whole of body, with the warm sun on his back, his rock pick in hand, studying the rock formations of the great unknown. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah has established a scholarship fund in the name of Dr. Stokes. This scholarship fund will assist students to continue with their studies in the earth sciences. Donations can be made to: William Lee Stokes Memorial Fund, Department of Geology, University of Utah, 717 Browning Building, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112. Funeral services were held Friday, December 16, 1994, 27th East Ward, 1300 Fairfax Drive. His interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Wednesday, December 14, 1994.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Address updated @2009

Done, Adeline

Adeline MacArthur

Class of 1944. Adeline Done. Married _____ MacArthur. --@2001 ~ ~ ~ ~ IS THIS? Adeline D. McArthur, 530 Hillcrest Dr, Paradise, CA 95969-5700 ~ (530) 872-2134. @2009

Durfee, Myrna Jane

Durfee, Myrna Jane
Provo, Utah US

Myrna and Karl Herde

Class of 1944. Myrna Durfee. Married Karl Herde. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Myrna Jane Durfee Herde. December 11, 1925 ~ February 4, 2014. Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister passed away on February 4, 2014 to rejoin her eternal companion, Karl Herde. She was born on December 11, 1925, in Aurora, Utah to LeGrande and Alima Durfee. While living in Aurora, Myrna learned to work hard on the family farm thinning sugar beets. Later, the Durfee family moved to Provo. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1944, and began attending the University. It was then Myrna met her sweetheart, Karl Herde, who was stationed in Utah before being deployed to the Pacific Theatre during World War II. They were married April 1, 1944 in Provo, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the LDS Logan Temple. While raising her family, Myrna went back to school to receive her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education at BYU. She taught for 21 years in the Provo School District. Her teaching has had a great impact on her family and her students. All of her children, grandchildren, and students grew to love reading books through her influence. She is remembered by several of her students as their favorite teacher. Her students loved her because she genuinely cared about them and their success. As an active member of the LDS Church, she was well known as the fun Cub Scout Den Leader. Her favorite church calling was Primary President. Myrna's Primary children and Cub Scouts still comment how much they enjoyed being in Primary or her Cub den. Myrna is survived by her children, Gary (Cheri) Herde, Terri (Alan) Rhodes, Sherrie (William) Finlay, Kathryn (Michael) Coons; 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and her siblings, Merrill Durfee, Lola Jenkins and Leila Costello. Myrna was preceded in death by her husband Karl, son Eric, and brother Lyman Durfee. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Oak Hills 7th Ward Chapel, 1038 North 1200 East, Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to her online at [Provo Daily Herald, February 9, 2014] Source.

Fillmore, Afton Eloise
4845 Parkview Dr, Apt E
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035-2433 US

Afton [& Richard] Bricker

Class of 1944. Afton E. Fillmore. ~ ~ ~ ~ Born January 13, 1926 in Payson, Utah, her parents were Charles Henry Fillmore and Clara Eloise Pace Fillmore, of Payson and Nephi, Utah. HER FATHER'S OBITUARY. ~ ~ ~ ~ Traffic accident at 14. ~ ~ ~ ~ Afton Fillmore married Richard A. Bricker, and they had at least one son, Jeffrey. They lived in San Francisco, California and Mill Valley, California. Div. June 1975 in Marin, California. ~ ~ ~ ~ Currently: Afton E. Bricker, 4845 Parkview Dr, Apt E, Lake Oswego, OR 97035-2433 @2013

Free, Robert

Robert Free

Class of 1944. Robert Free. Student Body President, 1943-1944.

Green, Gerry

Gerry Green

Class of 1944. Gerry Green [Female].

Groneman, Gloria Orilla

Groneman, Gloria Orilla
East Lansing, Michigan US

Gloria and Sheldon Lowry

Class of 1944. Gloria O. Groneman. Married Sheldon G. Lowry. Her parents: Peter LaVar Groneman and Orilla Buys Strong Groneman. The children of Peter and Orilla Groneman included: Garth Groneman, Anita Groneman Fisher, Jack LaVar Groneman, Gloria Groneman Lowry [BYH Class of 1944], Charlene Groneman Knapp and Janet Groneman Shultz. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Gloria Orilla Groneman Lowry. East Lansing, Michigan. Beloved Mother, Grandmother and friend, Gloria, passed away on April 12, 2013 at the age of 87. A devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served as a leader and teacher. The influence of her love, wisdom and testimony of Jesus Christ blessed all those who knew her. Gloria graduated from Provo High School [actually Brigham Young High School, Class of 1944], attended Brigham Young University as an English major, later receiving training in interior design from the Chicago Institute of Design. She worked for Ethan Allen and as a freelance designer once her children were grown. She said her greatest roles were as a wife and mother. She married her high school sweetheart, Sheldon G. Lowry [born August 25, 1924, and died January 18, 2004, at age 79], on April 3, 1946. Mrs. Lowry is survived by her daughters, Pamela Appleton, Martha Lowry, Tina (Rich) St. Onge, Amanda (Weldon) Poole; 21 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; a sister Charlene and her half sister Janet. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 431 E. Saginaw Street, East Lansing, Michigan. Viewing from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Estes Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel and from 10-10:45 on Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to McLaren Hospice or to the Perpetual Education Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. [Provo Daily Herald, Tuesday, April 16, 2013] ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: Sheldon Gaylon Lowry. East Lansing, Michigan. Beloved and well respected local leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints passed away on January 18, 2004 at the age of 79. Sheldon G. Lowry earned a BA from BYU and went on to receive an MA and PHD from Michigan State University, with post graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has been a research associate of the Health Information Foundation in New York City; and Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University; Consultant to the American Red Cross; Senior Social Scientist at the US Department of Agriculture; Professor and Assistant Dean at Michigan State University and active in a private practice in marriage and family counseling. Dr. Lowry has been a member of the continuing education committee of MAMFT, the Board of Director of MCFR, area coordinator of AMCAP, Journal editor, Ford member, Vice President, and President of the Rural Sociological Society and was elected a delegate to the 1980 White House conference on the family, chairman of MSU of federal court union member services committee. He was the youngest of 15 children, 12 of whom preceeded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gloria G. Lowry; 4 daughters, Pamela Appleton, Martha Hancock, Kristine (Richard) St. Onge, and Amanda (Weldon) Poole; 21 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 24, 2004 at the LDS Church, 431 E. Saginaw Street, East Lansing, Michigan, with Bishop Richard E. Winder of the Lansing Ward of the LDS Church officiating. The family suggested memorial contributions to Hospice of Lansing or to the Perpetual Education Fund of the LDS Church in memory of Sheldon G. Lowry. [Provo Daily Herald, January 23, 2004]

Hansen, Meredith
5235 Castle Road
La Canada, California 91011-1317 US

Meredith McKnelly

Class of 1944. Meredith Hansen. Married ____ McKnelly. --@2001

Hansen, Venice Mae

Hansen, Venice Mae
Orem, Utah US

Venice & Robert Rogers

Class of 1944. Venice Hansen. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Venice Mae Hansen Rogers passed away peacefully at her home in Orem, Utah, surrounded by her family, August 26, 2014. Venice was born August 6, 1926 in Provo, Utah, to Franklin Earl and Elva Carter Hansen. She was the second of ten children and grew up in Provo, graduating from B.Y. High School in the Class of 1944. She married Robert Chase Rogers of Snowflake, Arizona, on June 1, 1945 in the Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple. She was active in her L.D.S. Church callings, especially the Primary. She was an officer in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, her parents and brothers, Don, Ted, Jerry and Terry. She is survived by her children: Robert (Krisite) Rogers, Jerri Romero (Ruben), Jaynann Hampton (Thomas) and Jeffery (Shelly) Rogers. Her siblings, Verna Blocker (Jake), Gail Vernon (Larry), DeLynn (Ireata) Hansen, David (Dixene) Hansen, and Jack (Merta Rae) Hansen. The family wishes to thank the many hospice workers that so tenderly cared for our dear mother. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 11 AM in the Sharon 3rd Ward Chapel, 430 South 700 East, Orem, with a viewing prior from 9 to 10:30 AM. Interment will be in the American Fork Cemetery. Condolences may be offered to the family online at [Provo Daily Herald, Friday, August 29, 2014] Source

Holt, Edna
27840 Coronado St.
Hayward, California 94545-4624 US

Edna Mills

Class of 1944. Edna Holt. Married _____ Mills. --@2001

Janson, Frank
845 S. 750 E.
Orem, Utah 84058-7245 US

Frank Janson

Class of 1944. Frank Janson.

Jennings, Paul Hamilton

Jennings, Paul Hamilton
Mesa, Arizona US

Paul and Velma Jennings

Class of 1944. Paul Hamilton Jennings. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Paul Hamilton Jennings, 05/21/1926 - 04/28/2018. Paul Hamilton Jennings was born on May 21, 1926 to Charles and LaVera Jennings. Although he was born in Snowflake, Arizona, Paul's first recollections were of living in Whiteriver, Arizona. His family also lived in Shiprock, New Mexico, and Pine Ridge, South Dakota. While in South Dakota, Paul's father took him to meet the sculptor Gutzon Borglum who was in the middle of the monumental project that became Mount Rushmore. When Paul was ten, his father was transferred to Lame Deer, Montana as Superintendent of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Paul attended grade school on the reservation, but lived with older siblings in Provo while attending Brigham Young Junior High and Brigham Young High School, where he graduated in the Class of 1944. Paul enlisted in the Army during World War II and served in in the Philippines. By the end of the war, his family had moved to Mesa, Arizona. Paul lived with them and attended Arizona State College (which became Arizona State University) where he played on the varsity basketball squad and later graduated with distinction. On July 17, 1948, Paul married Velma Hatch in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Paul became interested in computers as early as 1955 and was a pioneer in the field. He worked for GE, IBM and Honeywell and was on the team that successfully implemented the first computer generated payroll program in the state of Arizona. On two different occasions he was able to spend several months working on special assignment in Japan. Paul and Velma discovered they both enjoyed square dancing and joined the Mesa Checkmates. They met many wonderful friends and enjoyed traveling to dances around the state. In 1992, the LDS Church started a Family Records Extraction Program called FREP. Paul wrote a program to enhance this work and catch errors called Preaudit, which became in great demand. In 1994, he and Velma served an 18-month Church service mission to the Mesa Family History Center. Just before their mission, Velma was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Over a seventeen-year period, she gradually declined and Paul was her loving and dedicated caregiver. She passed away on May 18, 2011. Seven years later, Paul died of an aneurysm on April 28, 2018. Paul was intelligent and resourceful. He was a good provider and wonderful father. He had a joke for every occasion. He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma, his parents Charles and LaVera Jennings, his brothers Jarvis, Forest and Charles Jr., and sisters Sue Carman, Loraine and Mary and his granddaughter, Claire. He is survived by his five children: Terry (Marianne) Jennings, Debbie (Robert) Stapley, Gordon (Melinda) Jennings, Paula (Ron) Knight, Pam (Andy) Linkner), 19 grandchildren, and 50 great grandchildren. Source.

Jensen, Betty Loy

Jensen, Betty Loy
St. George, Utah US

Betty & Ken / Robert McKay / Hopkin

Class of 1944. Bette Loy [Betty] Jensen. Senior Class Secretary, Class of 1944. Editor-in-Chief, 1944 Wildcat yearbook. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Betty Loy Jensen McKay Hopkin 1926 ~ 2013. Betty Loy Jensen McKay Hopkin, age 86, passed away from natural causes on February 27, 2013, in St. George, Utah. She was born in Fairview, Utah, March 14, 1926, to Levern and Orabelle Hansen Jensen. She was the third of five children in her family: Max Levern Jensen, Ruth Elaine Jensen, Betty Loy Jensen, Jack Lloyd Jensen and Charles Kielgaard Jensen. She descended from great progenitors who taught her the value of initiative, hard work, honesty, and service to others. She also had a deep faith in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Betty spent her childhood in Fairview, Utah. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah, and received a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Education from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. She embarked on a lifetime career as an Educator, teaching elementary education and reading to young children. After retiring from teaching, she lived a long and healthy retirement selling real estate. She also did extensive traveling to many parts of the world. Betty was married to her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Verl McKay Jr., for 32 years. They had six wonderful daughters together: Sherry Ann McKay Oliver, Charlotte Sue McKay (Andrew) Gerber, Miriam Ginger McKay (Matthew) Dillon, Michele McKay (Antonio) Fuentes, Sally Kim McKay Espinoza, Holly Jean McKay (Ralph) Gessner, 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She married Robert C. Hopkin, the love of her later years, on October 31, 2003, spending the last ten years of her life with this wonderful man. Her Hopkin step-children are William Alfred Hopkin, Robert Johnson (Linda) Hopkin, and Bessie Lee Hopkin Barney (Arthur) nine step-grandchildren and 27 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Kenneth McKay; a daughter, Ginger Dillion; a step-son William Alfred Hopkin; a sister Ruth Elaine Jensen Bowles; and two brothers Jack Lloyd Jensen and Charles Kielgard Jensen. Friends are welcome to join the family on Saturday March 2, 2013, for a visitation at 11 a.m., followed by a tribute to Betty's life at 12 noon, located at the Larkin Sunset Lawn Mausoleum at 2350 E. 1300 S., Salt Lake City, Utah. Entombment will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary fund or the Red Cross Emergency Fund. Friends and family are invited to share condolences online at [Deseret News, Friday, March 1, 2013] ~ ~ ~ ~ HER FIRST HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: Kenneth Verl McKay Jr. 1924 ~ 2006. Kenneth Verl McKay Jr. passed away June 25, 2006 with family at his side at the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City. Kenneth was born to Kenneth Verl McKay Sr. and Bernetta Hansen McKay on October 12, 1924 in Mount Pleasant, Utah. He attended Wasatch Academy and became President of the Student Body. Ken served his country in the South Pacific during World War II and was Honorably Discharged by the Navy in May of 1946. He then re-enlisted during the Korean Conflict and was later Honorably Discharged by the Army in September of 1951. Ken married Betty Jensen on July 23, 1946 and they had six daughters. He later married JoAnne Hughs in December of 1994. JoAnne was a good friend and loved very much by Ken. He retired after 34 years with a pension from his professional sales position at McKesson Pharmaceuticals, then went on to work for B&E Sales of California. Kenneth supported his daughters in pursuing their higher education degrees, and was proud of their professional accomplishments. Kenneth is survived by his wife, JoAnne, and her daughters Kimberley and Paula. Ken is also survived by Betty Jensen Hopkin, who is the mother of his six children, daughters, Sherry, Charlotte, Ginger, Michele, Sally, and Holly; sisters, Patricia McKay Hansen (Oniel) and Diane McKay Sperry (Gordon), brother Charles McKay (Elna), and extended family of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Ginger McKay Dillon, and sister Mayre McKay Andersen (McKay). Ken McKay was loved by his family and friends. We are grateful for his life! We love you and wish you peace. Graveside services will be held with military honors Friday, June 30, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mount Pleasant City Cemetery under the direction of Rasmussen Mortuary. [Deseret News, Thursday, June 29, 2006] ~ ~ ~ ~ Robert Charles Hopkin, age 92, lives in St. George, Utah. @2013

Jensen, Darrell C.

Jensen, Darrell C.
1930 W. San Marcos Blvd. %2376
San Marcos, California 92078 US

Darrell and Joan Jensen
  • Work: (760) 727-7239

Class of 1944. Darrell C. Jensen. His parents: Carl Oliver Jensen (dentist) and LaVona Rasmussen Jensen (musician), married in 1914. Carl and LaVona Jensen had five children, including three daughters: Bonnie Jensen (Raldo) Shiner; Iola Jensen (Gordon) Anderson; Beryl Jensen [BYH Class of 1947] (Richard) Smiley; and two sons, Alva "Al" Jensen, Sr. (Peggy); and Dr. Darrell C. Jensen [BYH Class of 1944] (Joan Ballif). ~ ~ ~ ~ He married Joan Ballif [BYH Class of 1944~H -- she also took classes at BYH, but finished up at Provo High]. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Dr. Darrell C. Jensen passed away peacefully at his home in San Marcos, California, on January 29, 2008. He happily celebrated his 82nd birthday on December 24 with his entire family and caregivers present. Darrell was born December 24, 1925 in Magna, Utah, the son of Dr. Carl and Lavona Rasmussen Jensen, and grew up in Provo, Utah. He married his high school sweetheart, Joan Ballif, in March of 1945 while serving in the Navy during World War II. After graduating from the University of Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1952, Darrell and his family moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah where he practiced general dentistry for 11 years. In 1963 the family moved to La Canada, California where he specialized in children's dentistry in Los Angeles for 25 years until his retirement in 1988. Darrell and Joan retired to San Marcos, California where they lived for the past 19 years. Darrell enjoyed and excelled at many sports and hobbies throughout his life. In school he played baseball and basketball. As an adult, he found his passion in golf and was the Charter President of the Alpine Country Club. While in San Marcos he golfed regularly for many years, earning a Hole In One twice. He was also an avid bicyclist before and during his retirement, riding almost daily. Darrell expressed his creative side in photography and sculpture, was a pilot and an archer. Most of all, he was a sweet, kind, playful, and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held at 5 pm Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Palomar Estates West Clubhouse, 1930 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, California 92078. Darrell is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joan Ballif Jensen; his three children, Jan, Gregory, and Steven Jensen; their spouses, William Gregory, Traci Jensen, and Valerie Jensen; and five grandchildren: Alexandra Gregory, Vanessa, Blake, Kyle, and Cameron Jensen. Two sisters also survive him: Iola Anderson of Klamath Falls, Oregon and Beryl Smiley [BYH Class of 1947] of Salt Lake City, Utah. He was preceded in death by his brother Alva Jensen and sister Bonnie Jensen Shiner. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial donations be made to the College Bound Fund. Contributions to the fund will go toward the college education of grandchildren Vanessa and Blake Jensen. Please make checks payable to College Bound Fund and mail to: College Bound Fund, c/o Dr. Gregory B. Jensen 3525 Del Mar Heights Rd., #610, San Diego, CA 92130-2122. [Provo Daily Herald, February 10, 2008.]

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