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Alphabetical Alumni
Foote, Valera

Foote, Valera

Valera Hall

Class of 1917. Valera Foote [Hale, actually Hall]. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 6, page 226. ~ ~ ~ ~ Valera Foote was born on May 10, 1891 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Thomas John Foote and Sarah Louisa Haws Foote. Valera married Edgar Hall (his second marriage) on November 21, 1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Edgar Hall was born on December 28, 1875 in Enterprise, Morgan County, Utah. His parents were John Kilburn Hall and Rebecca Jane Hales Hall. He died on April 20, 1953 in Provo, Utah. His interment, Provo, Utah. ~ ~ Edgar Hall had first married Helen Olivia Stringer on March 4, 1904. Helen was born on June 27, 1882 in Park City, Utah. She died on April 20, 1917 in Frisco, Beaver County, Utah. ~ ~ Valera Foote Hall died on January 22, 1942 in Provo, Utah. Her interment, Provo, Utah.

Forrest, Lucile

Forrest, Lucile

Lucile Forrest

Class of 1917. Lucile Forrest. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 64.

Foster, Lillian

Foster, Lillian

Lillian Foster

Class of 1917. Lillian Foster. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 64.

Fowers, Mary

Fowers, Mary

Mary Fowers

Class of 1917. Mary Fowers. She received a BYH Arts & Manual Training Diploma in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 79.

Gardner, Cora E.

Gardner, Cora E.

Cora Gardner

Class of 1917. Cora E. Gardner. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 155.

Gardner, Frank

Gardner, Frank

Frank Gardner

Class of 1917. Frank Gardner. He received a BYH Business Education Diploma in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 436.

Goodrich, Albert M.

Goodrich, Albert M.

Albert Goodrich

Class of 1917. Albert M. Goodrich. He received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 66.

Gottfredson, Helen Joyce

Gottfredson, Helen Joyce
Fullerton, California US

Helen and Raymond Tozer

Class of 1917. Helen Gottfredson. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 66. ~ ~ ~ ~ Helen Joyce Gottfredson was born on July 9, 1898 in Salina, Utah. Her parents were Hans James Gottfredson and Catherine Martin Gottfredson. Helen married Raymond Samuel Tozer on April 20, 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Helen Gottfredson Tozer died on May 18, 1968 in Fullerton, Orange County, California. Her interment, Anaheim, California.

Gribble, William

Gribble, William

William Gribble

Class of 1917. William Gribble. He received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 66.

Groesbeck, Rhoda

Groesbeck, Rhoda

Rhoda Groesbeck

Class of 1917. Rhoda Groesbeck. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 157.

Hael, Mary E.

Hael, Mary E.

Mary Hael

Class of 1917. Mary E. Hael. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1917. Source: 1917 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 82-88.

Hale, Mary Elizabeth

Hale, Mary Elizabeth
Santa Monica, CA US

Mary [and Parley] Woolsey

BYH Class of 1917. Mary Elizabeth Hale Woolsey. HER OBITUARY: Mary Hale Woolsey (March 21, 1899 December 6, 1969) was an American songwriter and lyricist. She is most noted for the lyrics she wrote for "When It's Springtime in the Rockies". Mary Elizabeth Hale Woolsey was born on March 21, 1899 in Spanish Fork, Utah. Her parents were John Thompson Hale and Sarah Elizabeth Stewart Hale. She was one of nine children. She grew up in Provo, Utah. She was inspired by the mountains and love. Mary Elizabeth graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1917. She was a class officer in her Junior year of high school. She was married to Parley Woolsey on June 6, 1917. The couple lived in Anterio, Oregon for a time. However, they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah after the birth of their daughter Leal in 1919. They had four children. They later went through divorce and Parley remarried in 1954. Woolsey began songwriting at a young age. By 1934 she had written over 60 songs that had been put to music, and many of which had been published. "When It's Springtime in the Rockies" was her most notable work. It was first published in 1929. She was inspired by the nature of Utah Lake and Provo Canyon. She sent the lyrics to Robert Sauer a leader of a German band, and a band director at Brigham Young University. He made various arrangements of the song for bands and quartets. The song was rejected by 14 publishers, until it was finally bought by Villa-Moret Inc. from San Francisco. She did not hear from him. She did, however, hear her lyrics in a song years later. She looked up the legend of the piece and saw that the lyrics had been attributed to T. Snow. Apparently Sauer had lost her name and invented the name T. Snow when the song was printed. She confronted Sauer who agreed to put her name on the next printings of the song. The two made a contract together. The song gained popularity in the Provo area and at Brigham Young University. Earl J. Glade, manager of the KSL radio station in Salt Lake City, Utah, named "When It's Springtime in the Rockies" the national song of Utah and the West. A popular radio duo of the time, Bob and Monte, was requested to sing the song and later record it. After the recording was sent to publishers thirteen times, it was finally released. Later Milt Taggart, who was the head of a music store in Salt Lake, had the copy of the song. He made a contract with Woolsey and Sauer that he would split the profits with them if there were any. They sold the song to Charlie Daniels. Milt Taggart was named the co-author. The song was heard worldwide and became a bestseller in England. The song title was used as the title for the 1937 film Springtime in the Rockies, in which the song was also used. It was later used as the name of the 1942 film Springtime in the Rockies. The Fox Entertainment Group who produced the film paid $1,000 to avoid copyright issues since they, too, used the song "When It's Springtime in the Rockies". During the depression, Woolsey continued to write songs. Woolsey wrote the libretto for an operetta for children. The operetta was called The Giant's Garden and featured music by Seldon N. Heaps. Woolsey also wrote the words to several other songs, including "When the Cottonwoods are Yellow" and "By the Silv'ry Colorado". She also compiled a book of 15 waltz songs that was called Songs that Reach the Heart. She later wrote "Colorado Skies" which Taggart contributed to. They formed the Taggart-Woolsey-Brown Publishing Company in Salt Lake City. Woolsey worked with Glen Spencer, a radio and recording director. Spencer began an all-girl musical group for a radio show, and Woolsey wrote the opening lines. Ten of her song lyrics were used by Spencer. Four of her lyrics were used by the composer Will Livernas. For her musical contributions she became a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Among her other published works are the text to "I Have a Garden, A Lovely Garden" and "When O'er the Valley the Shadows are Gray". As well as song lyrics, Woolsey wrote fiction books. She also sold stories to magazines, and for some time worked with a newspaper in Hollywood. Woolsey died on December 6, 1969 in Santa Monica, California. She was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Source.

Hanks, Cornelia

Hanks, Cornelia

Cornelia Hanks

Class of 1917. Cornelia Hanks. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 68.

Harmer, Earl

Harmer, Earl

Earl Harmer

Class of 1917. Earl Harmer. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1917. Source 1: 1917 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 82-88. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1917. Earl Harmer. He received a High School Diploma in 1917. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 216.

Harmer, Edna

Harmer, Edna

Edna Harmer

Class of 1917. Edna Harmer. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 68.

Harris, Amelia

Harris, Amelia

Amelia Harris

Class of 1917. Amelia Harris. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1917. Source: 1917 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 82-88.

Harris, Franklin Hyrum (1917)

Harris, Franklin Hyrum (1917)
Tacoma, Washington US

Franklin and Marion Harris

Class of 1917. Franklin H. Harris. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1917. Source: 1917 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 82-88. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1917. Franklin H. Harris. He received a BYH Business Education Diploma in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 492. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1922. Franklin H. Harris. He received a BA Degree in Accounting & Business in 1922. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 492. ~ ~ ~ ~ Franklin Hyrum Harris was born on December 4, 1898 in Mammoth, Juab County, Utah. His parents were Franklin Hill Harris and Josephine Parkes Robinson Harris. F. H. Harris married Marion Parker on June 25, 1930. Franklin Hyrum Harris died on September 8, 1971 in Tacoma, Washington. His interment, Provo, Utah.

Hassell, Jennie Elena

Hassell, Jennie Elena
Mona, Utah US

Elena and James Stanley

Class of 1917. Elena Hassell [Stanley]. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 68. ~ ~ ~ ~ Jennie Elena Hassell Stanley was born on July 21, 1896 at Mammoth, Utah. Her parents were Hans J. Hassell and Elizabeth Freckleton Hassell. She married James Robert Stanley on January 8, 1919 in Salt Lake City, Utah. James R. Stanley was born on October 7, 1896 in Nephi, Utah. His parents were Ruben Stanley and Jessie Jenkins Jarrett Stanley. James died on November 5, 1971. His interment, Vine Bluff Cemetery, near Nephi, Utah. Elena Hassell Stanley died on December 9, 1987 in Mona, Utah. Her interment, Vine Bluff Cemetery, Utah.

Hatch, Charles

Hatch, Charles

Charles Hatch

Class of 1917. Charles Hatch. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1917. Source: 1917 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 82-88.

Heaton, Terrence

Heaton, Terrence

Terrence Heaton

Class of 1917. Terrence Heaton. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1917. Source 1: 1917 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 82-88. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1917. Terrence Heaton. He received a High School Diploma in 1917. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 217.

Henrie, Lester Eugene [Henry,]

Henrie, Lester Eugene [Henry,]
Seattle, Washington US

Lester and Lucille Henrie

Class of 1917. Lester Eugene Henrie [not Henry]. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1917. Source 1: 1917 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 82-88. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1917. Lester E. Henry [actually Henrie]. He received a High School Diploma in 1917. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 22. ~ ~ ~ ~ Lester Eugene Henrie was born on May 5, 1897 in Auburn, Idaho. His parents were Joseph Ozro Henrie and Mary Christine Andersen Henrie. Lester Henrie married twice: First, to Ida Moyle on July 21, 1919 [or 1920] (div.); and Second, to Lucille May Griggs on November 3, 1920 at Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on January 12, 1971 in Seattle, Washington.

Holman, LaVerne

Holman, LaVerne

LaVerne Holman

Class of 1917. LaVerne Holman. Received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 170. [May have a missing first name.]

Hortin, Maria Genevieve [not Horton,]

Hortin, Maria Genevieve [not Horton,]
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Genevieve and Curtis Walton

Classes of 1917 and 1918. Geneive Horton [actually Genevieve Hortin]. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1917. Source: 1917 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 82-88. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1918. Genevieve Hortin. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1918. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 225. ~ ~ ~ ~ Maria Genevieve Hortin was born on March 9, 1899 in Oakley, Summit County, Utah. Her parents were John William Wilkinson Hortin, Sr. [W.W. Hortin] and Ella Smith Malin Hortin. Genevieve married Curtis Horton on June 29, 1921 in Salt Lake City. Curtis Walton was born on December 15, 1895 in Coalville, Utah. His parents were Charles Alonzo Walton and Louisa Ann Buchanan Walton. Curtis Walton died on August 15, 1960. Genevieve Hortin Walton died on December 22, 1980 in Nutrioso, Apache County, Arizona, but her residence was in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her interment, Oakley, Utah.

Three members of the Hortin family graduated from BYH. The eleven children of her parents, W.W. Hortin and Ella Hortin of Oakley, Utah, include: 1. William Eugene Hortin [BYH Class of 1914] born 1893, died 1960; 2. Joseph Carlisle (J. Carl) Hortin [BYH Class of 1915], born 1895, died 1978; 3. John DeForest (Forest) Hortin, born 1897, died 1943; 4. Maria Genevieve (Genevieve) Hortin [BYH Class of 1917, 1918], born 1899, died 1980; 5. Glen Malin (Glen) Hortin, born 1900, died ?; 6. Grace Ella Hortin Lemon, born 1902, died?; 7. Paul Levere (Paul) Hortin, born 1903, died 1974; 8. Alice Pauline (Alice) Hortin Pitt, born 1906, died 1985; 9. Son Hortin, born & died 1908; 10. Eva Hortin Woolstenhulme, born 1909, died 1999; and 11. Maurine Hortin Anderson, born 1912, died 1996.

Howe, Velma

Howe, Velma
Sandy, Utah US

Velma and Ferdinand Wald

Classes of 1917 and 1918. Class of 1917. Velma Howe. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1917. Source: 1917 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 82-88. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1918. Velma Howe [Wald]. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1918. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 359. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1925. Velma Howe [Wald]. She received a BS Degree in English in 1925. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 359. ~ ~ ~ ~ Velma Howe was born on January 22, 1898 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were John William Howe and Martha Lorette Sperry Howe. Velma married Ferdinand Oliver Wald on December 31, 1925. Velma Howe Wald died on December 4, 1995 in Sandy, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Velma Howe Wald, died peacefully in her sleep December 4, 1995 at the age of 97. Born January 22, 1898, to John William Howe and Martha Lorette Sperry Howe, in Provo, Utah. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1917 and 1918. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 1925. She married Ferdinand O. Wald on December 31, 1925 in Salt Lake City, later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She was a very talented teacher and was a great music lover who was a member of the Tabernacle Choir for several years. She was a member of LDS Church who loved the gospel. Past president of the Opera Appreciation Club, and member of Daughter of the Utah Pioneers. Survived by son, Fred O.; daughter, Oletta Cummings, Salt Lake City; son, Leonard H., San Diego, Calif.; daughter, Lorna Flickinger, Orem; 23 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, one son, Gordon Dean, and brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 9, 1995 at Union 2nd Ward, 1535 E. Creek Road. Interment, Wasatch Lawn, 3401 So. Highland Dr. Finally her husband came to get her. She waited a long time. [Deseret News, Wednesday, December 6, 1995.]

Huish, Lavieve Fern

Huish, Lavieve Fern
Provo, Utah US

Lavieve and Frank Earl

Class of 1917. Lavieve Huish [Earl]. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1917. Source: B.Y. University Annual Record, Book 8, page 229. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1918. Lavieve Huish [Earl]. She received an AB Degree in English in 1918. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 229. ~ ~ ~ ~ Lavieve Fern Huish was born on December 6, 1897 in Burrville, Sevier County, Utah. Her parents were James William Huish and Mary Elizabeth Fillmore Huish. Lavieve married Frank "J" Earl on December 15, 1927. (His second wife was Naoma Rich, married on March 22, 1961.) Frank's parents were Charles Wilson Earl and Hattie Adelle Leonard Earl. Lavieve Huish Earl died on February 22, 1958 in Provo, Utah.

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