Brigham Young High
Class of 1961


The BYH Class of 1961
Will Celebrate Our 59th Anniversary Reunion
on Friday, July 31, 2020

The co-chairs for the 2020 reunion are:
Kaye Gunn Roberts & Marie Keeler Blanchard.

It will be a virtual reunion via Zoom on July 31st, 2020, starting at 3:00 PM MDT

This letter is from Marion, Kaye, and Marie, Class of '61 reunion chairs

Dear Classmates,

It's not what we wanted to do, and it's not what we planned to do, but we pretty much have to play the hand we've been dealt. And that unfortunately is a hand that contains a joker virus.

So because we are the primary demographic at-risk, and our primary concern is everyone's safety and health, we have changed our plans for our July 31st reunion.

We're not happy about that, but we are happy that we will still see your faces and hear your voices via Zoom at our virtual reunion on July 31st.

We will have a great time together!

Plus no travel, no airport security checks, no traffic, so many tangible benefits for a virtual meeting!

So please plan to join us for a couple of hours and renew our 50+ year friendships.

Throughout the next couple of months we will send you reunion plans and details, including the information you will need to connect with the Class of '61 on Zoom.

Thanks, see you all on Zoom in July!

Marion, Kaye, and Marie

This letter is from Nick Boshard:

Re: Class of 61 Reunion
To: Marion Bentley

Tue, June 2, 2020 at 10:24 AM

Marion, Alec, Marie and Kaye,

I am pleased that plans for the Zoom reunion in July are proceeding forward and I think a video or our experiences together over our happy years at BYHigh/elementary schools is a great idea.

However, I am afraid I would be technologically incompetent to construct such a video. I am the classmate who recently threw his smart phone away in disgust and was ready to abandon cell phone technology altogether but was forced by my children to obtain one of the last flip phones in the world as a compromise.

I will do well with the help of Barbara to even patch into the Zoom conference but beyond that I would mess things up. I can certainly provide a few old photos to someone with the skills to do this. (like our first class photo that I recently sent out to Marie, Roy and others who were in that class)

A resource to help with this project that I can strongly recommend is Larry Christensen, Class of '66, who was a friend of my brother John. Larry is the consummate historian and archivist of all things B.Y. High. He is the web master of the web site and he posted articles I wrote about the lower campus neighborhood on that site several years ago. The following is contact information for Larry, and I will copy him on this e-mail to get the ball rolling, although I have not talked with Larry since my brother passed away:

Larry Christensen
1067 Janet Place
San Marcos, California 42069
(760) 591-0996

I look forward to seeing and interacting with you all via the Zoom reunion.

Warm regards,

Nick Boshard

BYH Class of 1961 Celebrates 55th Anniversary

The BYH Class of 1961
Celebrated Our 55th Anniversary Reunion
on Friday, July 1, 2016
Cherry Hills Park
1800 South 250 East
4 - 10 PM

It was a catered picnic
$15 person / $30 couple

Checks were sent to:
Glen Miller
323 East 1910 South
Orem, Utah 84058

Questions & RSVP:
Reunion Committee ~
--Dale Stephenson at 801-377-2123 / 801-362-6112 &
--Glen Miller at 801-226-1125 &
--Janice Bonnett Pearson at 208-238-1787 & 208-242-3365 &
--Julie Van Wagenen Aidukaitis at 801-377-8867 &
--Norma Broadbent Nielsen at 801-360-8889 & 801-798-9323 &
--Dennis Wood at 801-750-1146 / 801-766-9898 & or

The B.Y. High Class of 1961 held a 53th Anniversary Year Reunion on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Provo Lion's Park, Large Pavilion, 1280 North 950 West, from 3:30 - 9:30 PM. The Reunion Committee included Dale Stephenson, Dennis Wood and Nick Faulkner.

The B.Y. High Class of 1961 held a 51st Anniversary Reunion on Friday, July 6, 2012, at 6 pm at Rock Canyon Park, Pavilion #3. Those attending brought potluck food. Reunion information was provided by Norma Nielsen and by Dale Stephenson

BYH Class of 1961 50th Year Reunion June 30, 2011
BYH Class of 1961 50th Year Reunion
Back row: Dennis Wood, Paul Gilbert, Sandra Thompson Clark, Nick Faulkner
Middle row: Dale Stephenson, Charles Floyd, Glen Miller, Helen Gardner Hall ('62), Sonnie Jacobsen Haymore, Roy Taylor, Julie Van Wagenen Aidukaitis,
Norma Broadbent Nielsen, Connie Cloward Parsons, Kathy Clarke Williams, Kathryn Gunn Roberts

Front row: Linda Kimball Runyon, Ruth Burdett Roberts, Karren Shaw Ackemyer, Marion Bentley, Janice Bonnett Pearson, Marie Keeler Blanchard, Carol Gerber Allred, Carolyn Terry Faux, Elin Crnkovic Sorensen, Maraley Redd Rasmussen

Attended but absent from picture: Jerry Sandstrom and Jerry Baum.

Class of 1961 Celebrated Its
50th Year Golden Anniversary Reunion
On June 30, 2011

The 50th Year Golden Anniversary Reunion of the BYH Class of 1961 was held on Thursday, June 30, 2011. It began at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. The reunion continued to 11:30 p.m. It was held at the Utah Valley University Sorensen Student Center in Rooms 206 B & C. The cost was $30 a person / $60 a couple. The deadline for RSVPs was May 15, 2011. Checks were made out to Glen Miller, and mailed to: Norma B. Nielsen, 1709 Fairway Lane, Spanish Fork, Utah 84660. Co-Chairs were Norma Broadbent Nielsen & Dale Stephenson. The Reunion Committee included Nick Faulkner, Glen Miller, Karren Shaw Ackemyer, Roy Taylor, Julie Van Wagenen Aidukaitis, & Dennis Wood. Next-day Reunion Events included Buffet Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2011 at Magleby's Fresh in Lindon, Utah. On Friday afternoon, classmates toured & reminisced at Academy Square, and golfed.

50th Year Anniversary - BYH Class of 1961

Brigham Young High School campus alpenglow

45th Year Anniversary Reunion in 2006

The BY High Class of 1961 celebrated its 45th Year Graduation Anniversary in 2006, and celebrated its 50th Year Golden Anniversary in 2011.

The Class is currently seeking:
Graduation photos
Reunion photos
BY Elementary photos
Graduation programs
Stories of BYH days
Student newspapers
Student memorabilia

The Class of 1961 List Today

Current Honorary List

Update My Alumni Profile

The Men's Gym

Nick & The Old

Wilkinson '61