Class of 1939 H.S.

Class of 1939 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni
Adams, Carma

Adams, Carma
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Carma and William Mangum

Class of 1939 ~ Honorary. Cannot find her name in any BYH yearbook. Married William Lester Mangum [BYU Class of 1938 ~ H]. How are they connected to BYH? ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND: William Lester Mangum was born on February 12, 1920 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Willis Lester Mangum and Jennie Pearl Knight. He married Carma Adams on September 4, 1948 in Provo, Utah. They had five children. He died on July 9, 1997. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Carma Adams Mangum 1925 ~ 2011. Carma Adams Mangum passed away April 12, 2011. She was born in Cove, Utah on August 25, 1925 to loving parents George Thomas and Viola Harrison Adams. She took on many responsibilities at an early age for the care and concern of her family home and siblings, as her parents were deeply involved in survival during the Great Depression. This diligence, discipline and duty were traits that carried her through a lifetime of service to others. She attended public school in Provo, Utah and made a great many friendships that have lasted a lifetime. She received her BA degree from BYU in English, but remained a dedicated homemaker throughout her life. She loved to read, keep an elegant home, cook gourmet meals, travel, entertain, support her kids and grandkids in team sports and other activities. But most of all, she loved to dance with our dad! She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was sealed to her husband and children in the late 1990's. She was an excellent teacher and set a good example for all of her children. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, her beloved sister Carol Adams Mensel and her devoted husband William L. Mangum. She is survived by her five children: Jennie Sue Murdock, William Brent (Stacie), Gary Knight (Kay), Scott Adams (Karen), and Todd Adams; 19 grandchildren: Joseph Murdock (Jennifer), Esther Dick (Jeremy), Rebekah Bustamante (Ricardo), Christopher Murdock (Chelsey), April Murdock, and Jessica Gillespie (Kirk); Brent Jr. Mangum (Ashley), Jack Mangum (Rachel), Alex Mangum (Michelle), Daniel Mangum (Melissa) and Taylor Mangum; Jennifer Chunat (Glen), Jesse Mangum (Stephanie), Amanda Mangum, Gregory Mangum and Matthew Mangum; Justin Mangum, Holly Lang (Jason), and Michael Mangum; and brother George Thomas (Wilma) Adams, Jr. She is also survived by 22 beautiful great-grandchildren and two grand-dogs. We give thanks to her loyal and caring friends and neighbors who have shared life, love and wonderful memories with her over the past 45+ years. We would also like to express gratitude for the incredibly caring staff at the Care Source Hospice Center in Salt Lake. Graveside services were held immediately after the viewing. Rest in peace mom, and keep on dancing! Condolences may be made to [Deseret News, April 13, 2011]

Bandley, Allen

Allen Bandley

Class of 1939. Allen Bandley. Cheerleader. School Play. Boys' Organization.

Barlow, Rachel

Rachel Barlow

Class of 1939. Rachel Barlow. Forensics. German Club. Fauvines. Notre Maison.

Berg, Joan

Berg, Joan
Midvale, Utah

Joan and Burke Jenkins

Class of 1939. Joan Berg. Student Body Vice President, 1938-1939. School Play. Dramatic Reading. Fauvines. She married Burke Douglass Jenkins, BYH Class of 1938. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: 1922 ~ 2013. Joan Berg Jenkins, 90, passed away on April 11, 2013 in Bountiful, Utah from natural causes. She was born on Halloween, October 31, 1922, in Provo, Utah, to Oscar Wyman Berg and Josephine Thomas Berg and was the youngest sibling to brother Max Berg and sister Marion Berg. Joan's mother passed away when Joan was a child and she was raised by her step-mother, Veva Peters Berg. She enjoyed her upbringing and involvement in her family's Berg Mortuary business run by her grandfather, father, brother and nephews. Joan graduated from BYU High School in 1939. Joan married her high school sweetheart, Burke Douglass Jenkins, BYH Class of 1938, on September 25, 1942 in Chico, California, later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Burke passed away in 1997. Together Burke and Joan raised four children in Bountiful and Holladay. Joan worked much of her adult life as a secretary, office assistant and retired from the U.S. Attorney's Office. She loved traveling by motor home, fishing at Flaming Gorge and entertaining guests and family. Mom will be missed for her warm friendly hospitality and genuine concern for others. She made great homemade pies and rolls. After retirement, Burke and Joan moved to Midvale where they made new friends and stayed in contact with many old acquaintances. Joan was a faithful member of the LDS church and served in many callings. She is survived by her daughters Susan Jenkins (David) Osborne, Cathy Jenkins (Charles) McAbery, and son Richard (Vicky) Jenkins; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, sister, son Victor Jenkins, and grandson Clayton. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the Provo City Cemetery, 610 South State Street, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the Union Fort 6th Ward Chapel, 7155 South 540 East, Midvale, Utah, Wednesday, April 17, from 6-8:00 p.m. Condolences may be emailed to The family would like to thank the caring staff of Legacy House of Bountiful and Aspire Hospice. [Desert News, April 15, 2013]

Bigler, Edgar Ray

Bigler, Edgar Ray
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Ed Bigler

Class of 1939. Edgar Ray "Ed" Bigler. Basketball. Boys' Trio, Tenor Soloist. ~ ~ ~ ~ Edgar Ray Bigler was born November 30, 1918 in Gunnison, Sanpete County, Utah. His parents were Lewis Burtran Bigler and Harriett Charlotte Guyman Bigler of Salt Lake City. Edgar married Reta Olsen on April 20, 1946 in Logan, and they were divorced. He second married Carol Johnson on June 25, 1960. He third married Sarah Frances Chamberlain on November 28, 1968 in Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah. Edgar died on June 25, 2005 in West Jordan, Utah. [Social note, August 28, 1947, Vernal] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: OGDEN -- Edgar Ray Bigler, my dear dad, passed away June 25, 2005 in West Jordan, Utah of natural causes at the age of 86. He was born November 30, 1918 in Gunnison, Utah to Louis Burtrum and Harriet Guymon Bigler. He was the youngest of six boys. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo in 1939. He served in WWII in the Pacific Islands as an artillery specialist. He retired from Hill Air Force Base in their shipping department. He was a member of A.A. for over 35 years where he helped many achieve sobriety. He was an avid golfer and played daily at the Riverside Golf Course until he was 84 years old. He leaves behind many friends. He loved fishing, trapping, and the art of taxidermy, and especially his pets. Survived by his son Marlin and his wife Cindy, five grandchildren; Jason, Brittnie, Preston, all of West Jordan, Nicole, Rachel and husband Nick Colett, one great granddaughter, all in Australia. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. Interment, Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park. [Ogden Standard-Examiner, June 28, 2005.]

Bird, Hazel

Bird, Hazel
Provo, Utah US

Hazel & LaNell Hayward

Class of 1939 ~ H?. Hazel Bird. ~ ~ ~ ~ Married LaNell R. Hayward. Her parents: Victor Joseph Bird and Josephine Snarr Bird, married June 28, 1916 in Salt Lake City, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ NOTICE: Hazel Bird Hayward, age 91, of Provo, passed away December 28, 2009. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 E. Center. 801-373-1841. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: LaNell R. Hayward. Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, LaNell R. Hayward, passed away July 28, 2004 of causes incident to age. Born March 7, 1918 in Fountain Green, Utah to Ralph and Dorcus Childs Hayward. Married Hazel Bird (a daughter of Victor and Josephine Bird) November 9, 1938 in the Salt Lake Temple. LaNell grew up in Provo and attended Provo High School. He was a graduate of BYU and the University of Oregon Dental School. Dr. Hayward served as a captain in the Army Dental Corp, shortly after WWII. Active in community affairs, he was a past president of the Utah County Dental Society and a past president of Kiwanis Club. LaNell enjoyed raising Arabian horses and was a member of the Utah Arabian Horse Club. Dr. Hayward was a member of the Edgemont 9th Ward where he served in many church positions. LaNell loved his family very much. We will miss his fun sense of humor, his gentle spirit and his kindness. LaNell is survived by Hazel, his loving wife of 66 years, a sister, Geniel Hayward Stoddard (William) of Los Altos Hills, California; sons: Lonnie (Kathie) Hayward [BYH Class of 1958~H], of Midlothian, Virginia; Richard (Chris) Hayward [BYH Class of 1966], of Provo; and daughter Suzanne Hayward MacCabe (Kevin) of Provo. Also survived by twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 31, 2004 in Provo. [Provo Daily Herald, July 30, 2004.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate address: 911 N 800 W, Orem, Utah 84057-8401 - (801) 224-3282. @2006

Bonnett, Mildred Jean

Bonnett, Mildred Jean
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Jimmy and Howdy Kasteler

NOT Class of 1939 (Her name does not appear in any senior class in BYH Wildcat yearbooks). Mildred Jean (Jimmy) Bonnett Kasteler passed away Tuesday, February 11, 1997. After only an 18-day separation, she is together forever with her faithful companion, Howdy Kasteler, in time to celebrate Valentine's Day, special because of their engagement and his birthday. Mildred (Jimmy), was born September 26, 1921 to Emma Jean Ewell and Harvey Glenn Bonnett in Provo, Utah. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1939, attended Brigham Young University (2 years) affiliated with Nautilus social unit and Phi Chi Theta (honorary Business sorority). She accepted a civil service appointment in the Department of Agriculture under Ezra Taft Benson in Washington, D.C. While residing there, she met Howdy Kasteler. They were married by David O. McKay in the Salt Lake Temple, April 16, 1943. Simple things brought joy to her, such as the pet cats she had throughout her life, her homemade batches of fudge, peanut brittle or divinity. She always had a passion for fine jewelry and new shoes. Summer days were looked forward to for working in her flower garden or relaxing in the sunshine while getting her annual tan. She possessed many talents including playing the piano, spelling even the toughest words correctly, writing poetry and knitting fabulous sweaters by hand. Jimmy was an accomplished seamstress and created beautifully sewn outfits for herself and her children. She had opportunities to share her talents as an active member of the LDS church. Jimmy mastered the lost art of shorthand which served her well in her professional life. She was the secretary at Emerson Elementary (1964-86). Former teachers fondly remember how fun she was to be around and how she kept the entire school running smoothly. Jimmy will always be remembered for her sweet spirit that touched so many lives. Most of all she adored being a Grandma and being involved in the lives of those she loved. She is survived by sons, Paul H. (Sherrie) Kasteler; Jon E. Kasteler; daughters, Karol Jean (Scott C.) Miller; Kalita (Tom) Ford; 12 grandchildren: Heidi (Eric) Swapp; Cameron, Taylor, Kristy, Katie, Walker, Lindsay, Thayne, Konni, Kylee, Pace and Lincoln. Preceded in death by her husband, Howdy, and a grandson, Quinn Morgan Kasteler. Funeral services were held Monday, February 17, 1997 in Salt Lake City. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Published in the Deseret News, Saturday, February 15, 1997.]

Bowman, Mary
8318 E. Wilderness Way
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106-5917

Mary and David Scarborough
  • Work: (318) 865-7427

Class of 1939. Mary Bowman. Notre Maison. Fauvines. She married David E. Scarborough and they live in Shreveport, Louisiana. -- @2005

Bullock, Maxine

Maxine Bullock

Class of 1939. Maxine Bullock.

Christensen, Betty Ruth

Christensen, Betty Ruth
Tempe, Arizona US

Betty and Levi Parker

Class of 1939. Betty Ruth Christensen. Vice President of the Senior Class, 1938-1939. Notre Maison. French Club. Fauvines. Contest Play. School Play. Betty married Levi M. Parker. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Parley Alma Christensen [chair of the BYU English Department] and Ruth Maughan Jones Christensen, married June 2, 1915. Their children included: Horace John Christensen [BYH Class of 1934] (LaVonda Hansen) of Salt Lake City; Margaret Christensen [BYH Class of 1935] (Parry D.) Sorensen, Salt Lake City; Betty Ruth Christensen [BYH Class of 1939] Parker; and Harold Christensen [BYH Class of 1949] (Joanne), of Salt Lake City. ~ ~ ~ ~ Betty Ruth Christensen was born on April 19, 1921 in Logan, Utah. Her parents were Parley Alma Christensen and Ruth Jones Christensen. She married Levi Mayland Parker on June 5, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on August 7, 2005.

Christensen, Irene

Christensen, Irene
Cupertino, California US

Irene & Bill Love

Class of 1939. Irene Christensen. Student Body Secretary in 1938-1939. Fauvines. Girls' Glee Club. School Play. Oratory. She married William Love. ~ ~ Irene's parents: John William Christensen, and Sadie Mariam Bradley Christensen, married December 22, 1915, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple; he preceded her in death in 1971. They had three daughters: Marguerite Christensen McLeran, Bountiful; Irene Christensen [BYH Class of 1939] Love, Palo Alto, California, and Miriam Christensen [BYH Class of 1945] Nelson Bushnell, Salt Lake City. Household: Associated people: Sam D. Colella, Nancy R. Colella, William S. Love @2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Irene Christensen Love, 1921 - 2015. Our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Irene Christensen Love, died peacefully on April 24, 2015 at the age of 93. Irene was born to John William and Sadie Bradley Christensen in Moroni, Utah on November 11, 1921. She spent her very early years in Spanish Fork before moving to Provo where her father was in the drug store business. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1939 and then obtained her bachelor's degree in English from Brigham Young University. It was at BYU where she met her husband, William "Bill" Love, who had preceded her in death approximately four months earlier, after over 73 years of marriage. Irene and Bill enjoyed a charmed life together, blessed with a close family, many friends and good health. After World War II, they moved to Menlo Park, California, so Bill could attend Stanford Law School. They fell in love with the San Francisco Bay Area and spent the remainder of their lives in the Palo Alto and Los Altos areas. Irene spent her life as a homemaker. She was an excellent cook, gardener, gifted decorator and party host supreme. She was a patron of the arts in the Bay Area and served as a volunteer for many years with the Allied Arts Guild and other charitable organizations. Irene loved reading, dancing, playing bridge, needlework and traveling. She and Bill were able to travel to many wonderful places across the globe, often taking family members with them. She was particularly fond of trekking in the Swiss Alps. She was always regarded as beautiful and refined in manner and appearance. Irene loved being a grandmother to her eight grandchildren, who at her insistence, knew her as "Nanny." As an English major and our resident grammarian, she was tireless in her efforts to correct her husband, children and grandchildren when using the English language improperly, though her efforts were often in vain. Irene is survived by her three children: Christopher (Betty) Love, Elizabeth (Anthony) Antonelli and Frederic Love. She is also survived by her sister Miriam Christensen Bushnell, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William and sister, Marguerite Christensen McLeran. A private family memorial service will be held in her honor. [Deseret News, Friday, May 8, 2015] Source.

Clark, Elden (1939)

Elden Clark

Class of 1939. Elden Clark. Vice President of his Junior Class in 1937-1938. Boys' Organization. Boys' Trio. Orpheus Club.

Davies, Vivia Louise

Davies, Vivia Louise
Provo, Utah US

Vivia and Charles Johnson

Class of 1939. Vivia Davies. Orchestra. Girls' Glee Club. Notre Maison. French Club. Opera. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Vivia Louise Davies Johnson, 78, passed away on Sept. 28, 1999, in the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, Utah, from complications associated with heart failure. She was born Jan. 19, 1921, in Provo to Charles Hyrum Davies and Charlotte Marie Bush. She grew up on a farm where her home is still located. Her mother instilled a love of handwork, such as crocheting and knitting, which she did professionally in her later years. She attended Lincoln Grade School, Lincoln Junior High, Brigham Young High School and Brigham Young University. Music was an important part of her life. She played the cello in school orchestras, the BYU Symphony Orchestra and numerous string quartets. She began piano lessons at an early age and was an organist or pianist for church meetings most of her life. Other ardent interests included gardening, canning, traveling and caring for the needs of her family. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In addition to her music positions, she was a teacher and visiting teacher. One of her cherished callings was as a worker in the Provo Temple. She married Charles F. Johnson on May 3, 1940, in Nephi, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Provo LDS Temple in 1989. He preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1987. She is survived by sons: David (Barbara) Johnson, Draper, Utah; Daniel (Bonnie) Johnson of Springerville, Ariz.; Michael Johnson, Provo; and daughters: Annette Willey, Farmington, Utah; Patricia (John) Hendrix, Orem; and Charlotte Johnson, Provo; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Afton Atkinson. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers, five sisters, a daughter, a grandson and a granddaughter.

Done, Edith

Edith Done

Class of 1939. Edith Done. Fauvines. Notre Maison. Edith came to BYH from Mesa Arizona H.S.

Done, Roberta

Roberta Done

Class of 1939. Roberta Done. Notre Maison. Roberta came to BYH from Mesa Arizona H.S.

Durkee, David N.

David Durkee

Class of 1939. David Durkee. School Play. Forensics. Opera. Boys' Organization. President of his Sophomore Class in 1936-1937. Wildcat Yearbook Staff. Basketball. Debate Manager. French Club. Football. ~ ~ ~ ~ David N. Durkee was born circa 1922 in Missouri, and by 1930 his parents and siblings were living in Provo, Utah. His parents are William H. Durkee and Vera S. Durkee, and they were both born in New Hampshire. David had several siblings, including: William H., Vera [BYH Class of 1936], Mary L., and John A.

Durrant, William Stanford

Durrant, William Stanford
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Stanford and Lois Durrant

Class of 1939. Stanford Durrant. President of the Senior Class, 1938-1939. Wildcat Yearbook Staff, Business Manager. Scholarship. School Play. Opera. Basketball. Athletic Manager. Boys' Organization. Forensics. Married Lois Hammond. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: On the beautiful summer morning of July 26, 2004, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend peacefully passed away from complications of Alzheimer's, which he struggled with for nine years. He is now free to walk, play games, and enjoy living once again. Stan was born on March 8, 1921 to Lorenzo James and Agnes Priscilla Lewis Durrant in Provo, Utah. He spent many happy childhood days in Provo, graduating from BY High in 1939. In high school he enjoyed student government and playing basketball on the school team. His love of basketball and other sports continued throughout his life. No one was a more avid BYU and San Francisco 49ers fan. After graduating from BYU, Stan served an honorable mission to Argentina for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon his return, he joined the Navy during World War II. Following the war, he continued his education, graduating from Stanford University with an MBA. He spent his entire life in the banking industry in both San Francisco and Salt Lake City, using his talents in many administrative positions, traveling all over the world. Stan was active his entire life in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as financial clerk, bishopric counselor, and stake presidency counselor. He had a strong testimony of the gospel. Stan married Lois Hammond, September 9, 1953 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were sweethearts until the end, his last words being "I love you and I'll be home tomorrow." Stan will always be remembered by his family and friends as a man of kindness, generosity and integrity. He found good in all people. He loved his children and grandchildren and always enjoyed hearing about their accomplishments. He was proud of the good things they were doing in life and loved their hugs and kisses. He also had a love for the family dogs, constantly giving them treats and pats. We will miss his dry sense of humor, his homemade candy and his quiet love. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lois, sons Stanford H. (Dianne) Durrant; W. Jeffrey (Kristi)Durrant; and Michael James (Melinda) Durrant, sister Dorothy Durrant Larsen, and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, brothers L. Dean Durrant and Russell Durrant, sisters Madaline Durrant and Donna Durrant, and daughter Denise. Funeral services were held Friday, July 30, 2004 in Murray, Utah. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. [Deseret News, Thursday, July 29, 2004.] ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Lorenzo James Durrant and Agnes Priscilla Lewis Durrant. Their children included: L. Dean Durrant; James Russell (Russell) Durrant; Madaline Durrant Sorenson; Donna Durrant [BYH Class of 1924] (Wesley) Sorenson; William Stanford (Stanford) Durrant [BYH Class of 1939] (Lois Hammond); and Dorothy Durrant (Paul) Larsen.

Edwards, Marjorie

Marjorie Edwards

Class of 1939. Marjorie Edwards. Y News Reporter 1938-1939. French Club. Basketball. Forensics. Scholarship. Notre Maison. Fauvines. School Play. Wildcat Yearbook Staff.

Free, Ledger D.

Free, Ledger D.
Menlo Park, California

Ledger and Dorothy Free

Class of 1939. Ledger Free. He was Student Body President, 1938-1939. Football. Track. Boys' Organization. German Club. Basketball. School Play. Wildcat Yearbook Staff, 1938. Salt Lake Telegram, February 19, 1943. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Ledger D. Free, Jr. ~ December 24, 1921 - April 5, 2015. Ledger D. Free, Jr., 93, of Menlo Park, California, died at home on Easter morning, April 5, 2015, of congestive heart failure. He will be remembered as a man of great energy and integrity, and as a loving, dedicated father and husband, who put family above all else. He was celebrating March family birthdays and speaking French just days before his death. Ledger, or Ledge as many called him, was born on Christmas Eve, 1921 in Casper, Wyoming, the eldest son of the late Ledger Daniel Free and Clara Belle Williams Free. He moved to Provo, Utah, in his teens and attended Brigham Young University High School where he excelled at academics, basketball, football and track, served as the first non-Mormon student body president, and graduated in the Class of 1939. While attending Brigham Young University, his U.S. National Guard unit was activated in March 1941. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1941 to 1945, under General Patton's command. His responsibilities and experience as an officer shaped him as a leader and a decision maker for the rest of his life. Ledger's was the first generation in his family to go to college. He graduated from Harvard College in 1947, in the Class of 1948. This experience greatly influenced his life. Coming from a modest background, older than many of his classmates, and hailing from a town of which few had heard, he began to learn to be comfortable with who and what he was on a much bigger stage. He graduated from Stanford University School of Law in 1950. Ledger's budding San Francisco, California law career was cut short when he was recalled for service in the Korean conflict and served in the U.S. Army Air Force in Tacoma, Washington, from 1951 to 1953. While in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Harvard, Ledger met Carol Brennan Fox on a blind date and they were married on June 18, 1948, in Quincy, Massachusetts. After their time in Tacoma, Ledge and Carol returned to the Bay Area and in 1953 moved to San Carlos, where they raised their children until Carol's untimely death in 1962. In 1954, Ledger joined the legal department of the Bank of America in San Francisco. While there he held numerous executive positions until 1966 when he joined The Burke Company as a Director and Vice President of Finance and Administration. Burke supplied equipment and materials for industrial concrete construction. In 1972 he became President and CEO, and in 1980, Chairman of the Board. Under his guidance, Burke grew from a $16 million regional company to a global corporation with $96 million in revenues. He negotiated its sale in December 1986 and served on a number of company boards over the next decade. On another propitious blind date in 1965, Ledger met Dottie. He and Dorothy Ann Clark were married on November 12, 1966 in San Francisco. They enjoyed 48 years of a very happy, full and loving marriage. Ledger's academic and professional accomplishments were an indication of his incredible drive and discipline, but his dedication to giving back and serving his community was equally impressive. He was a trustee on the Bay Area Hospital Planning Commission; he served as President of the San Carlos Elementary School Board and was also a trustee for the United Way Bay Area Crusade and served on its budget committee. In addition to his love of family and his commitment to his career, Ledge had two passions: Harvard and tennis. Harvard College was a transformative experience for him. He felt forever grateful and indebted for the experience. He served as President of the Harvard Club of San Francisco and in several regional and national roles for the alumni association. In 2005, Ledger received the Harvard Alumni Association Award. For many years Ledge could be found most weekends at the Foothills Tennis and Swim Club in Palo Alto, California, where he developed great competitive friendships with his fellow members. His favorite family vacation destination was the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club in La Jolla, California. Ledger lived a full life. He was an avid sports fan, and having seen the Brooklyn Dodgers play the New York Giants at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York, he was thrilled to see his San Francisco Giants have a run of World Series championships. In recent years, from his favorite chair, he enjoyed watching women's college basketball and never tired of correcting the referees with his signature colorful words. Dottie and he traveled extensively during his work years and after his retirement. Ever the learner, he took up French and Russian and read widely. Those who knew Ledger well could see beyond his sometimes gruff exterior and appreciate his wise, loving side that had been shaped by the Depression, war, loss and perseverance. He was a deeply loyal, ethical and patriotic man. Like many of his generation, he had experienced enough to fill several lifetimes. He had a personality and spirit that filled the room, whether it was debating politics or letting loose peals of laughter; he was a force. Ledger will be missed deeply by his family and friends for his humor, his intelligence, his vitality and energy, and his love of family and country. Ledger is survived by his wife, Dottie, his brother Edward, his three children, Karen Free Royce of Greenwich, Connecticut; Doug (Elaine) of Mountain View, California; and Ken (Angela) of San Francisco, California; his four grandchildren: David Brown (Lori), Wesley Royce, Patrick and Sylvan, his great grandson Ezra Fox Brown and several nieces and nephews. His brother Robert predeceased him. Ledger was a past member of the University Club of San Francisco and a member of the Palo Alto Club. As an expression of sympathy, the family suggests a contribution to Harvard University and sent to the Harvard College Scholarship Fund, Recording Secretary's Office, 124 Mount Auburn Street, 4th floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts 021238. in memory of Ledger D. Free, who was a beneficiary of such scholarship assistance, long, long ago. On Sunday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. there will be simple memorial service at the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto, California. [San Francisco Chronicle, April 9, 2015] Source.

Garrett, DeLane
24735 136th Avenue SE
Kent, Washington 98042 US

DeLane and Beth Garrett

Class of 1939. DeLane Garrett [male]. Track. Boys' Organization. His parents are Joseph Oscar Garrett [BYH Class of 1912] and Stella Paxman Garrett. Delane has the following brothers and sisters: Mignon Garrett Pratt, Norma Garrett (Newal) Robison, Jay Oscar Garrett (Betty Lucile) of Provo, and Weston (Verna) Garrett of Provo. ~ ~ ~ ~ DeLane Garrett of Kent, Wash., is a major stockholder in Center For Change Inc. [1995] The Center for Change Inc. is a private women's health-care facility in Orem, Utah. The center, which opened in 1996, deal primarily with patients suffering from the eating disorders known as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. DeLane Garrett said he is excited to see such a comprehensive program become available in the Provo/Orem area. "I saw this as an opportunity to do something good in my life and perhaps even save a few lives." Garrett is a native of Provo and says he feels like he will be coming home.Source.

Graham, Beverlee
35 South 600 East
Springville, Utah 84663-1524

Beverlee and H. T. Reynolds
  • Work: (801) 489-5553

Class of 1939. Beverlee Graham. Secretary of the 1939 Senior Class. German Club. Fauvines. Notre Maison. School Play. She married H. T. Reynolds. @2006

Hansen, Helen
6919 Gold Oak Lane
Citrus Heights, California 95621-8338

Helen Barber

Class of 1939. Helen Hansen Barber [she married while in high school]. Fauvines. Notre Maison. French Club. She married ______ [Gerald or Glenn?] Barber.

Hansen, Maxine

Maxine Hansen

Class of 1939. Maxine Hansen. Notre Maison. Maxine came to BYH from Sanpete H.S.

Hayward, LaNell R.

Hayward, LaNell R.
Provo, Utah US

LaNell & Hazel Hayward

Class of 1939 ~ H. Married Hazel Bird. OBITUARY: LaNell Hayward. Hayward LaNell. Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, LaNell R. Hayward, passed away July 28, 2004 of causes incident to age. Born March 7, 1918 in Fountain Green, Utah to Ralph and Dorcus Childs Hayward. Married Hazel Bird (a daughter of Victor and Josephine Bird) November 9, 1938 in the Salt Lake Temple. LaNell grew up in Provo and attended Provo High School. He was a graduate of BYU and the University of Oregon Dental School. Dr. Hayward served as a captain in the Army Dental Corp, shortly after WWII. Active in community affairs, he was a past president of the Utah County Dental Society and a past president of Kiwanis Club. LaNell enjoyed raising Arabian horses and was a member of the Utah Arabian Horse Club. Dr. Hayward was a member of the Edgemont 9th Ward where he served in many church positions. LaNell loved his family very much. We will miss his fun sense of humor, his gentle spirit and his kindness. LaNell is survived by Hazel, his loving wife of 66 years, a sister, Geniel Hayward Stoddard (William) of Los Altos Hills, California; sons: Lonnie (Kathie) Hayward [BYH Class of 1958~H], of Midlothian, Virginia; Richard (Chris) Hayward [BYH Class of 1966], of Provo; and daughter Suzanne Hayward MacCabe (Kevin) of Provo. Also survived by twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 31, 2004 in Provo. [Provo Daily Herald, July 30, 2004.]

Henrie, Valda

Henrie, Valda
Kanab, Utah

Valda and Mick Johnson

Class of 1939. Valda Henrie. Girls' Glee Club. Basketball. French Club. Fauvines. Notre Maison. Valda Henrie, fifth child of James Arthur & Agatha Manetta (Prince) Henrie, was born 24 Aug. 1921, Panguitch, Utah. She married 27 May 1942 in Galveston, Galveston Co., Texas, to Allan McClure (Mick) Johnson, son of Allan Dale & Emily Adelle (Hatch) Johnson. He was born 3 Apr. 1921, Nephi, Juab Co., Utah. Valda was a child of 9 when her parents moved from Eugene, Ore., to Provo, Utah. She and Mick (her future husband) were both graduates of Brigham Young High School [BYH Class of 1939] and both attended Brigham Young University for 2 years. During the 2 years she attended the University, Valda worked part-time at Tri-State Lumber Co., as secretary and bookkeeper. In the fall of 1941 she went to Galveston, Texas, to stay with her sister Norma, that she might be near enough to see, on rare occasions, the boy whom she was to marry. She obtained employment with the Butch Tin Manufacturing Company as a file clerk, then transferred to the Quartermasters Corps at Ft. Crockett, Galveston, again as file clerk. Both positions were important assignments, as the files were in a confused and disorderly condition, so much so that they were practically useless to the management and personnel. Valda devised a new filing system in both offices which made the records more accessible for the companies. At Ft. Crockett she was the only woman employee. Her desk was in the center of a large room with an enclosure, and the men were at desks all around her. In December 1941 war was declared, and restrictions on officers marrying were removed. Valda and Mick were married the following May (1942) at Galveston, the same day he graduated from Corpus Christie, a 2nd Lt. in the Marine Corps, as a fighter pilot. They were able to spend leave in Utah before reporting for duty in San Diego, California. While they were in Utah they had their marriage solemnized in the Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple. They were in San Diego about 6 weeks when Mick received his overseas duty and was shipped to Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands. Later on in the war, pilots were not sent into combat until they had received considerably more training, after their graduation from officers training school. Mick was at Guadalcanal during the turning point of the war. Until the Marines landed, the Japanese were in full control of the battle. At no time were they more than a few hundred yards from the so-called air field (a field of grass pitted with bomb craters), firing on the planes as they tried to take off. Some were shot down at the end of the runway before they had barely left the ground. Guns were issued to the pilots for hand-to-hand fighting the night the enemy was decisively turned back, and from then on the Japanese forces were on the defensive. Mick was overseas about 5 months with little food other than Japanese hardtack, a thin, dry, supposedly nutritional wafer, and coffee, most of the time. The Japanese were strafing and bombing through the day, and the ships were shelling throughout the night. There were few parallels to the jungle and terrors of Guadalcanal. While Mick was overseas, Valda lived with her parents in Provo and worked at the Tri-State Lumber Co. as secretary and bookkeeper. After a month’s leave, Mick was stationed in San Diego and then at the Marine Base at El Toro. They had a lovely apartment overlooking the Pacific, at the resort town of Laguna Beach, until Mick was again sent overseas to some Pacific islands considerably north of Guadalcanal. He was gone only a few months when a doctor had him returned to the States because of migrane headaches, the severity of which seemed to have increased after he had cracked up in an airplane accident on Guadalcanal (suffering lapses of memory for about two weeks) and another airplane accident which happened in Hawaii. He was not grounded, however, and was stationed again at El Toro after hospital routines in Hawaii and San Diego. Their first child was 5 months old before he became acquainted with his father. Valda was in Mesa, Arizona with her sister Norma, when Mick called from San Diego, on his return from the Pacific area. She and the baby joined him and remained there until he was sent to Atlanta, Georgia, for further training in instrument flying. Months were spent in that field before they returned again to the Marine Base at El Toro. They were unable to find suitable living quarters off the base and were obliged to buy a home in Costa Mesa, located half-way between Balboa Beach and Santa Ana, Calif. While at this base Mick received his promotion to Major. At the close of the war, they sold the home at Costa Mesa. They now had 2 sons, and moved back to Provo, where they bought another home and Mick again entered Brigham Young University to obtain his degree. After his graduation, he worked a short time at Geneva Steel Co. at Orem before going into the lumber business with his father, the “Utah Valley Builders Supply Co.” located at Orem. They built a home in a then semi-rural subdivision just out of Provo, in Edgemont. Both Valda and Mick have been faithful Church members. Mick has served as president and teacher of the Elders Quorum, and in the Stake M.I.A. as Junior M Men’s leader. Valda has been affiliated with the Primary organization for many years. She took her children along with her and they learned the rudiments of religion at an early age. They had 5 children: (1. ) Allan McClure Johnson Jr., b. 24 Nov. 1943, Provo. (2.) James Arthur Johnson, b 15 May 1945, Santa Marguerita Ranch, near Oceanside, California. (3.) Jerald Henrie Johnson, b. 27 May 1947, Provo. (4.) Val Henrie Johnson, b. 24 Aug. 1948, Provo. (5. ) Elizabeth Ann Johnson, b. 20 Jan. 1953, Provo.

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