Alphabetical Alumni

Rackele, Kristen Frances
12350 Westside Road
Forestville, California 95436-9732 US

Kristen and John Briody
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Class of 1963. Kristen Rackele. Pep Club, Debate, Seminary Graduate. She married John Briody. Her parents: Rudolph R. Rackele and Frances Donna Potter Rackele, of Provo. Their children: Merrielee Rackele (Bill) Hatch of El Paso, TX; Kristen Frances Rackele [BYH Class of 1963] (John) Briody of Forestville, California; Rudene Rackele of Henderson, Nevada; and Kim Rackele (Scott) Fillmore of Provo, Utah.

Racker, William Emil

Racker, William Emil
Ogden, Utah US

William and Neola Racker

Class of 1933. William Racker. ~ ~ ~ ~ William Emil Racker was born on March 15, 1913 in Lehi, Utah. His parents were Leonard David Racker and Inger Adams. He married Neola Estella Madsen on November 22, 1939. He died on November 24, 1973 in Ogden, Utah. Interment, Lehi, Utah.

Radmall, Reuben Wilford

Radmall, Reuben Wilford
Killed in action, World War I.
Argonne Forest
Meuse-Marne, France US

Reuben Radmall

Class of 1916. Reuben Radmall. He received a BYH Normal Certicate in 1916. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 286. ~ ~ ~ ~ Reuben W. Radmall: Uncle Reuben was someone worth remembering. He was short, of medium build, with brown hair and attractive brown eyes, and was strikingly handsome, especially in his Army uniform. Everyone who knew him liked his kind, mild manner. Alma Radmall, Sr., and Larsine Christensen Larsen Radmall gave life to the fourth of their six sons on October 15, 1890, and named him Reuben Wilford. He occupied the center position of eleven children in the family. The hard-working farm family lived at the mouth of American Fork Canyon. Their land was a little to the west on the bench that overlooked American Fork. This area north of Pleasant Grove was known to the town's people as The North Fields, and in 1890 was organized into the Pleasant Grove Third LDS Ward. In 1898, just after our nation's victory over the Spanish in the Philippines' Manila Bay, a new chapel was dedicated on this north bench. One of the visiting authorities, Reed Smoot, renamed the newly organized ward "Manila". With patriotic enthusiasm the ward members approved. Eight-year-old Reuben was probably at that meeting, and felt with others in the community the surge of national superiority at the taste of victory. This feeling swept over the nation and continued into World War I. Reuben's first realization that he had the work of a man to do probably came in 1903 at age thirteen, when his father was called on a mission. He was now expected to help two of his unmarried older brothers to run the farm in the 2 1/2 years absence of their father. The European immigrant feeling prevailed in this family -- that of parental expectation that sons should contribute to the family income as soon as they were old enough to work. The fourth son was no exception, and he did his part. Manila had a one-room pink schoolhouse that must have provided an adequate education because Reuben progressed in his education. Soon he was attending Brigham Young High School, and Brigham Young University. He graduated with a BYH Normal Certificate in 1916. Transportation was a little slower in 1914 than today, so it was necessary to board and room in Provo during the school year. Reuben's sense of humor, love for his family, homesick feeling, and love of a good time is noted in the only bit of his writing that is left. At the end of the school year, he sent a picture post card of himself and a companion addressed to his younger sister Verda. In it he said: "And it came to pass that in the last days in the reign of George H. Brimhall that I Lan and I Reuben was glad to see the last days of school again. And it shall come to pass that Reuben and Lan shall return home after a long visit with the Provo Knights, and we shall preach to the people in the north of the good times we shall have this summer with our saints in Manila. This picture represents us just as the sun goes down at twilight when the end shall come." During the 1916-1917 school year after his graduation, he taught school in Tremonton, Utah. He found this to be an uncrowded Mormon farm community much like the area where he grew up. Back home in Manila, the Alma Radmall family had moved closer to Pleasant Grove to a smaller farm. Reuben and his married brother, Nephi, were farming the north family farm, and attempting to buy it from their father, but a couple of poor years and the burning of the old family home in 1916 ruined their dreams. Near the close of the summer vacation on August 4, 1917, Reuben volunteered for the Utah National Guard at Provo, in lieu of returning to Tremonton to teach. His draft card listed him "3A", exempt for teaching, but sentiments ran high among the young men to get involved and get the war over. He was twenty-six years old, unmarried, and full of adventure. The following day, August 5, 1917, his Utah Guard unit was accepted into the Federal Army as a light field artillery unit, and sent to Fort Douglas to train. Reuben's last sight of his hometown may have been of family members and town's people gathered at the Orem Line depot to wish him and others well as they boarded the Interurban car sometime shortly before October 11, 1917. On that day ceremonies were held in Salt Lake City to honor Utah's best hope for ending the War quickly, the 145th Field Artillery of the American Army. Four regiments with artillery paraded through Salt Lake City streets while citizens and 20,000 school children, dismissed from classes, watched the spectacular regalia of war never before seen in Utah. After the parade, speeches were given, and former Senator Thomas Kearns donated regimental colors. A citizen-contributed mess fund of $10,000 was presented to the unit with promise of more donations to sustain their needs. That same day Reuben was sent by train to Camp Kearney, San Diego, California, with his unit, for further training in large scale maneuvers and battlefront attack formations. It wasn't until June 1918 that the unit shipped out for France. The long-awaited ocean crossing had at last begun. Sailing the German submarine-infested Atlantic was feared as much as the battles of war, and yet not one troop transport was lost. Unfortunately, the unit's desire to fight together went unfulfilled. The 400 men of the 145th were split up to fill gaps in the Allied battle lines. Reuben was assigned to the battle-front trenches somewhere in the Argonne Forest in France with Battery D of his unit. This was in the final months of World War I. It was here, during the fiercely fought offensive drive on October 3, 1918, that Reuben was killed while carrying messages by motorcycle. A posthumous medal, the French Croex de Guerre with a silver star, was presented to his parents on February 8, 1919. This citation describes all we know of his actions in battle: "Reuben W. Radmall, Private. During the campaign offensive from October 2-12, 1918, while on duty as liaison agent at the regimental post of command, he executed a mission in perfect and courageous manner carrying all the messages rapidly and regardless of the violent enemy fire; he was killed in the course of action." Alma had a premonition in a dream of his son's death that was so real that he woke crying and trying to reach out to rescue Reuben. Reuben was wounded and bleeding to death. His father's dream-vision efforts could not save him. Alma tearfully recounted this realistic episode to the oldest son, Alma Jr., and his family. The family received word of Reuben's death the day before Armistice was signed. While others danced in the streets in jubilant celebration, the Radmall family mourned the loss of a son at age 27. Just when he had so much to live for, he was dead. It wasn't until August 1921 that his body was exhumed and sent home to a final resting place in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. On August 22nd, a war hero's military funeral was held. The Deseret News, August 23, 1921, gives this account: "The funeral of Reuben W. Radmall was held Sunday afternoon in the Pleasant Grove Tabernacle, which was filled by the people of the six wards of Pleasant Grove and many from other cities. "The American Legion was well represented and [they] were assigned a prominent place in the building. Six members of the Robison-Radmall post in uniform acted as pallbearers, and at the graveside, Prof. A. R. Overlade sounded taps. The tabernacle was decorated by a profusion of flowers and American flags. "The services were under the direction of Bishop H. B. Warnick of Manila Ward. The choir furnished the music with a solo by Mrs. Velma Rasmussen. Patriarch Warren B. Smith of American Fork offered opening prayer and the benediction pronounced by Bishop S. L. Swenson. C. L. Warnick read a biographical sketch. The following speakers paid a tribute to the departed hero: W. L. Hayes, Frank Meredith, C. P. Warnick, Majors Hamilton and Gardner represented the state, and Pres. S. L. Chipman the Alpine Stake. Bishop H. B. Warnick made closing remarks. Bishop James H. Walker dedicated the grave." The honors given to Reuben were befitting the war hero. Two of Reuben's younger brothers, Lawrence and Millen, also joined the Army toward the end of World War I. Nephi and Louise Radmall thought so highly of Reuben that they named their second son after him. The war that was to end all wars, in retrospect, was a beginning. Reuben's namesake, Vernon Reuben Radmall, lost his life in World War II, but that is another story." ~ ~ Written by Beth Olson.

Raile, Henry

Raile, Henry

Henry Raile

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1908. Henry Raile. He received a High School Diploma. Source 1: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 260. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Henry Raile. 1908 BYH Commencement Program.

Raile, Samuel Keil

Raile, Samuel Keil
Los Angeles, California US

Samuel Raile

Class of 1910. Samuel Raile. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1910, in the High School Department. Source: 1910 BYU Banyan, BYH section, list on p. 83. ~ ~ ~ ~ Samuel Keil Raile was born on June 19, 1888 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Frederick Raile and Elizabeth Keil Raile. He married Georgia Callaway on January 1, 1912. She was born on February 13, 1889 in St. George, Utah. He died on July 19, 1927 in Los Angeles, California. Interment, Los Angeles, California.

Raile, Theodore (Tobe)

Raile, Theodore (Tobe)

Tobe Raile

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1931. Theodore (Tobe) Raile. He received a BS Degree in 1931. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 201.

Ralphs, C. J. or H.

Ralphs, C. J. or H.
of Ferron, Utah US

C. J. or H. Ralphs

Class of 1911. C. J. Ralphs, of Ferron, Utah. Normal [Teacher Prep]. One who plugs away with honest intent. Not afraid of the girls, but is rather reserved and modest. He prefers the sunshine and beauties of the country to the confinement and routine of the city. Source: BYHS Yearbook 1911. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: H. (sic) Ralphs. He received a High School Diploma in 1911. Annual Record, B.Y. University (BYU Records Office), Book 4, page 252. ~ ~ ~ ~ IS THIS? Clifton Ralphs, a BYH/BYU students from Ferron, Utah. His comings and goings from Provo to Ferron were reported on in Emery County Progress newspaper often between 1908 and 1911. "Teachers' examinations were conducted by County Superintendent Williams at Castle Dale, Thursday. The persons who took the examinations are Lavern Tullis of Huntington, Clifton Ralphs and Guy A. Curtis of Ferron, and William Reid of Orangeville. All took the grammar grade examination. All except Miss Tullis are expecting to teach in Emery county." Source: Eastern Utah Advocate newspaper, August 3, 1911.

Ramey, Iris Helen
Ogden, Utah US

Iris and Edward Seyfried
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Class of 1943. Iris Helen Ramey. ~ ~ ~ ~ Iris Helen Ramey was born on March 23, 1926 in Orofino, Idaho. Her family moved around the country, and she attended high school in New York and Idaho before transferring to BYH for her senior year. She turned 17 just before her graduation from BYH. Her parents were Lloyd Martin Ramey, born in 1895 in Springfield, Missouri. He married Amelia Ann Burbank in 1915 in Pocatello, Idaho. Her father died in 1947 in Brasil. Iris' mother, Amelia Ann Burbank, was born in 1895 in Montrose, Colorado. She died on September 25, 1951 in Los Angeles. Both parents are buried in Redondo Beach, California. She says she didn't do a lot of dating, because she had the goal in mind to become a nurse. High grades were necessary for college entrance. Her children couldn't believe she often studied from 7 pm until 11 pm. Often during high school she received Honorable Mention, and sometimes appeared on the Honor Roll. Iris married Edward Lee Seyfried in 1944, and he did not encourage her to continue in nursing. Iris and Edward had nine children, and raised seven: three boys and four girls. Edward was born on February 11, 1922 in Goff, Idaho. He died on September 20, 1982. His parents were Anton Jacob Seyfried and Elizabeth Lee Soards. "Four people in my family have teaching certificates. We are staunch church members of long standing, and patriotic. "Although it was a church school, Brigham Young High School did not give any different education than the public schools did -- even the one-room schools I sometimes attended -- it was as good as I had ever seen in the public schools. "Somebody must have done something right, because I passed the Civil Service exam with 96 out of a possible 100. "I never taught school, but did teach in Sunday School and Primary at all age levels, sang and taught singing, and taught my own children at home to believe in God, which is where we should start." Iris is an active genealogist, and she has held many other Church positions in a small branch at Riggins, Idaho, and in Odgen, Utah. Her BYH Class of 1943 will celebrate its 65th graduation anniversary in 2008.

Ramsey, George J.

Ramsey, George J.

George Ramsey

BY Academy High School Normal Class of 1891. George J. Ramsey. Received a Normal Diploma on May 21, 1891. Source: Graduation Program of the Normal Class of 1891. Confirmed: BYU Special Collections UA 1008.

Randall, Annie

Randall, Annie

Annie Randall

Class of 1923. Annie Randall. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1923. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 454.

Randall, James Walter

Randall, James Walter

J. W. Randall

Classes of 1913 and 1914. J. W. Randall (male). Class of 1913 at Brigham Young High School, in the Commercial Department. Source: 1913 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 63-81. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1914. James Walter Randall. He received a BYH Commercial Diploma in 1914. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 27.

Rapley, Malcolm John Charles

Rapley, Malcolm John Charles
Alberta, Canada CA

Malcolm Rapley

Class of 1957. Malcolm Rapley. Football, Wrestling, Lettermen. Malcolm John Charles Rapley was born on September 12, 1938 in Leytonstone, Essex, England. His parents were John Edward Rapley and Gladys Ellwood Rapley. He worked in accounting and was designated as a CMA. He died on May 20, 2002 in Alberta, Canada.

Rappleye, Bernice

Rappleye, Bernice
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Bernice and Ralph Stanford

Class of 1927. Bernice Rappleye. Bernice is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Bernice Rappleye Stanford, born in Kanosh, Utah on October 19, 1909, the last remaining child of Ammon Tunis Rappleye and Thursa Elizabeth Naylor Rappleye, died on March 2, 1995 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Preceded in death by brothers, Dwight and Horace, and sisters, Daisy, Fern, Varna, Shirley, and two infants, Rudger and Von. Married Ralph W. Stanford on June 9, 1930 in Los Angeles, California. She was the mother of Ralph C. Stanford, Doris Stanford Volker and Bruce E. Stanford, 15 grandchildren. Bernice enjoyed her many years raising her children in southern California, then spent 15 years living and being cared for by her sisters and family members in Henderson, Nevada. Her last years were spent near her daughter in Salt Lake City. Funeral services were held, Monday, March 6, 1995 in the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 Highland Drive. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. [Deseret News, Sunday, March 5, 1995]

Rappleye, Daisy

Rappleye, Daisy
Las Vegas, Nevada US

Daisy and Carl Nelson

Class of 1925 & Class of 1927. Daisy [or Daisey] Rappleye. Source 1: 1925 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Class of 1927. Daisy [or Daisey] Rappleye is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Daisy Rappleye was born on December 31, 1907 in Spring Glen, Carbon County, Utah. Her parents were Ammon Tunis Rappleye and Thursa Elizabeth Naylor. Daisy married Carl Henry Nelson, of Kanosh, Utah, on June 27, 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Daisy Rappleye Nelson died on November 1, 1980 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rasband, Della

Rasband, Della

Della Rasband

Class of 1913. Della Rasband. Graduated from Brigham Young High School, in the Arts Department. Source 1: 1913 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 63-81. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1913. Della Rasband. She received a BYH Art & Manual Training Diploma in 1913. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 6, page 38.

Rasband, J. Sylvan [Joseph Sylvan]

Rasband, J. Sylvan [Joseph Sylvan]
Heber, Utah US

Sylvan and Annie Rasband

Class of 1911. J. [Joseph] Sylvan Rasband, of Heber, Utah. Commercial. Sylvan is still young, but remembers the corn-meal mush mother used to make under Grover Cleveland's administration. Takes little stock in Provo girls, for he has a darling at home. Assistant business manager of the yearbook. a worker with an aim. Source: BYHS Yearbook 1911. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Joseph S. Rasband. He received two diplomas in 1911: a High School Diploma, and a BYH Commercial Diploma. Annual Record, B.Y. University (BYU Records Office), Book 4, p. 253. ~ ~ ~ ~ Joseph Sylvan Rasband was born November 4, 1891, Heber, Utah. His parents were Joseph Alma Rasband and Eliza Ann Jeffs. He married Annie Janett McMullin on May 12, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on July 17, 1984 in Heber, Utah. Interment, Heber City Cemetery. ~ ~ ~ ~ J. Sylvan Rasband appears in a photograph of the BYH Commercial Class taken in 1909 -- 20 students all wearing identical outfits with a big "C" on their jerseys.

Rasband, Mima

Rasband, Mima
Provo, Utah US

Mima Rasband

Faculty & Staff. Mima Rasband. Never married; teacher in BY Elementary, First Grade through 1968. ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY: Provo City -- Mima Rasband, 94, passed away February 25, 2004 at the home of her nephew in Salt Lake City, Utah of causes incident to age. She was born May 13, 1909 in Heber City, Utah to Joseph A. and Eliza Ann Jeffs Rasband. She graduated from Wasatch High School as an Honor Student in 1927. She then entered the BYU Normal School. In two years she received a Normal Certificate, which prepared her to teach in elementary school. She was hired by the Provo City School District. Mima began her career teaching in the first grade at the Maeser School in Provo City. By going to summer school and evening classes she received a Masters of Education degree. She helped to open the Grandview Elementary School in Provo. Next she was hired by BYU where she taught First Grade in the Laboratory School. When the Laboratory School was closed in June of 1968, she was transferred to the Department of Education where she taught classes and worked with student teachers. She retired in 1975. Mima was an excellent teacher. She was a great example of loving and caring about all the students she taught. She loved teaching! She was a very active member of the LDS Church having served at the ward and stake levels as well as being a member of the Sunday School General Board. She traveled through out the United States with other board members giving Sunday School conventions. She also served as a temple worker in the Provo temple for 19 years. She was a compassionate sister, aunt and friend who touched hundreds of lives and was loved by all. Survived by brothers, Irving, Lincoln and Mark Rasband. Preceded in death by brothers Sylvan, Walter, Heber, Reed, Arthur Rasband and sister Mary Bacon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 2, 2004 in the Heber 6th Ward chapel. Interment, Heber City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, February 28, 2004.]

Rasband, Sadie

Rasband, Sadie

Sadie Ransband

BY Academy High School Class of 1903. Sadie Rasband. She also received a Certificate in Music. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 51.

Rasmussen, Ada May

Rasmussen, Ada May
Vernal, Utah US

Ada & (Edwin ~ Mark) Nash ~ Cook

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1908. Ada Rasmussen. She received a High School Diploma. Source 1: Annual Record, B.Y. University (BYU Records Office), Book 3, Page 353. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Ada Rasmussen. 1908 BYH Commencement Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ada May Rasmussen, who became a schoolteacher, was born on March 11, 1889 in Vernal, Utah. Her parents were Mads Peter Rasmussen and Anna Maria Peterson [or Ahlgreen] Rasmussen. Ada reportedly first married Edwin Junius Nash, but no record can be found during his lifetime. His parents were Michael Olsen Nash and Josephine Frederikke Olsen. Edwin Junius Nash was born on June 14, 1890 in Salem, Utah, and he died on March 7, 1918, also in Salem. His death certificate lists him as "single" and says he has been ill since the age of 9. Over and over the records list the marriage of Edwin Junius Nash and Ada May Rasmussen as October 2, 1919. [Was this a proxy/posthumous marriage?] It is documented that Ada May Rasmussen Nash second married Mark Nuttall Cook on October 2, 1919 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Did Ada marry twice in one day, first to the late Edwin J. Nash, and second to the living Mark Cook? Mark Nuttall Cook was born on April 4, 1887 in Wallsburg, Wasatch County, Utah. His parents were John Cook and Martha Agnes Nuttal Cook. Mark Nuttal Cook married four times, one wife at a time: His first wife was Amy Amanda Remington, married on June 24, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Amy Amanda Remington Cook died four years later on November 11, 1918 [1918 was the year of the great influenza epidemic]. Mark Cook second married Ada May Rasmussen Nash [not Hellstrom, not Ahlstrom, & not Ahlgreen] on October 2, 1919 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ada May Rasmussen Nash Cook died on May 18, 1948 in Vernal, Utah. Mark Cook third married Gladys Goodrich Karren on June 19, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her first husband was James Henry Karren. Gladys Goodrich Karren Cook died on June 18, 1952 in Vernal. Mark Cook fourth married Idella "Della" Mary Robbins Chivers on November 24, 1952 in Salt Lake City. Her previous husband was Ray Levi Chivers. Della died on July 25, 1989 in Vernal. Mark Nuttal Cook, then living in Ashley, Utah, died on November 15, 1954 at the age of 67 in the Uintah County Hospital in Vernal, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Ada May Rasmussen Nash Cook. Funeral Service for Ada Cook To Be Held Thurs. The funeral services for Ada R. Cook, 59, whose death occured at 7 a.m. Tuesday at her home in Naples, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m in the First Ward Chapel under the direction of the Naples Ward bishopric. Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park. Mrs. Cook was born March 11, 1889 in Vernal. She was the daughter of Carl Helstrum [actually Mads Peter Rasmussen] and Mary Helstrum [actually Anna Marie Peterson] Rasmussen. Before her marriage to Mark N. Cook, October 2, 1919 in the Salt Lake Temple, she attended the Brigham Young University [actually Brigham Young High School, Class of 1908] and taught school in Ashley Valley for several years. Mrs. Cook and her husband served a mission for the L.D.S. Church in 1943 in the Central States. She has been active in Church duties all her life. Mrs. Cook is survived by her husband, two step-children: Morris R. Cook of Vernal, and Mrs. George E. Lamoreaux [Leah], of Orem; and the following brothers and sisters: W. F. Rasmussen, Mrs. Elizabeth Rasmussen Nash, Hy Rasmussen, Mrs. Kimball Bascom [Alice Rasmussen] all of Vernal; David Rasmussen, Rock Springs, Wyoming; Albert Rasmussen, Salt Lake City; Amanda [Rasmussen] Williams of St. George; and Ann [Rasmussen] Clark of Rexburg, Idaho. [Vernal Express, Wednesday, May 19, 1948.]

Rasmussen, Andrew T.

Rasmussen, Andrew T.
Spring City, Utah US

Andrew and Gertrude Rasmussen

Brigham Young High School Graduate, Class of 1905, and Brigham Young University Graduate, Class of 1909. Andrew T. Rasmussen of Spring City, Utah, graduated from BY High School on Wednesday, May 31, 1905, in College Hall. Source 1: Program, Normal & High School Graduating Exercises, Wednesday, May 31, 1905, College Hall. ~ ~ ~ ~ Brigham Young High School Class of 1905. Andrew T. Rassmussen [Rasmussen]. He received a High School Diploma. Source 2: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, page 51. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYH Class of 1905. A. T. Rasmussen, an academic High School student. BYU [& BYH] Class of 1905 Listing of BYH Normal, High School, Commercial, Music & Arts and Industries Graduates, Catalogues & Announcements, for 30th Academic Year, 1905-1906, p. 176. ~ ~ ~ ~ Brigham Young University Graduate, Class of 1909. Andrew T. Rasmussen. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) from BYU in May of 1909. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, BYU Records Office, Book 3, Page 354. ~ ~ ~ ~ Andrew Theodore Rasmussen was born on August 10, 1884 in Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah. His parents were Andreas Thustrup Rasmussen and Hanne Jensen Rasmussen. Andrew married Gertrude Brown on June 24, 1909. Andrew T. Rasmussen died on October 15, 1955.

Rasmussen, Daniel

Rasmussen, Daniel
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Daniel and Anne Rasmussen

BY Academy Collegiate Normal Class of 1896. Daniel Rasmussen of Mt. Pleasant, Utah, graduated May 1896 with Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.) He served as the Vice President of the Normal Class of 1896. Source 1: Deseret News, May 30, 1896. Source 2: Graduation Program 1896. Source 3: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 28. ~ ~ ~ ~ Daniel Rasmussen was born on February 25, 1876 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. His parents were Morten Rasmussen and Karen Maria or Maria Christiansen Rasmussen. Daniel married Anne Jane Jorgensen on July 30, 1902 in Manti, Utah. Daniel Rasmussen died on June 29, 1959 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His interment, Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah.

Rasmussen, Ernest R.

Rasmussen, Ernest R.

Ernest Rasmussen

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1924. Ernest R. Rasmussen. He received a BS Degree in 1924. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 215.

Rasmussen, Frank L.

Rasmussen, Frank L.
Fillmore, Utah US

Frank and Norma Rasmussen

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1908. Frank L. Rasmussen. He received a High School Diploma. Source 1: Annual Record, B.Y. University (BYU Records Office), Book 3, Page 440. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Frank L. Rasmussen. 1908 BYH Commencement Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Franklin Rasmussen was born January 21, 1886 in Fillmore, Millard County, Utah. His parents are Hans Rasmussen and Hansine "Sina" Jacobine Sorensen Rasmussen. Frank was an excellent dramatic actor, director and playwright. For many years the Frank Rasmussen Players performed plays and entertained Utah and California audiences, and some of his actors performed in talking pictures. He directed performances at Weber College. Frank married Norma Mable Greenwood [Whitmore?] on March 9, 1964. He lived in Fillmore, and died eleven years later on August 8, 1975 at a hospital in Payson, Utah. His interment, Fillmore, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ After his death, Scott Speakman wrote an article titled "My Most Influential Teacher". Speakman was a former counselor in the Fillmore Utah Stake. The article appeared in the Deseret News Church Section on April 21 1979. He begins, "Franklin Rasmussen -- actor, playwright, friend and contemporary of such notables as Cary Grant and Gary Cooper -- is somewhat of a legend of whom the people of our small community in the Fillmore Utah Stake speak with reverence and respect. Frank retired from an illustrious career in Hollywood and world production companies in the early 1940s...." ~ ~ ~ ~ Frank Rasmussen Filmography ~ ~ ~ ~ University of Utah Library Collection: Frank Rasmussen: Autobiography, Plays, Programs, Thesis, and Scrapbook (1971) This autobiography covers Rasmussen's personal and professional life in theater, as well as biographical notes on his parents. Play: Frank Rasmussen, "The Miracle of Christmas" This play was for MIA; the script and a list of the original cast are included. Various Children Plays. Play: Frank Rasmussen, "Up to the Sacred Mountains". This play was written, staged, and directed by Rasmussen; the script and a list of the original cast are included. This play is a dramatic history of the settlement of Millard County, Utah. Play: Frank Rasmussen, "The Vicar of Wakefield". This play was based on a novel by Oliver Goldsmith; the script and a list of the original cast are included. Theater Programs: International Players and Weber Little Theater Programs. Author Derek Spriggs, Acting and Directing Career of Franklin Rassmussen (1971). Franklin Rasmussen Scrapbook. ~ ~ ~ ~ University of Utah Library Biographical Note: Frank Rasmussen (1886-1975) was born the son of Mormon pioneers, Hans Rasmussen and Sina Sorenson, on January 21, 1886. Rasmussen spent his childhood on a farm in Millard County, Utah. Although his childhood education was interrupted periodically by the need for his presence on his father's farm, he nevertheless obtained a high school diploma from Brigham Young High School at age twenty-one. After teaching school for a short time, he attended the University of Utah where his involvement in theater began. While at the University, Rasmussen frequently appeared in the Varsity Plays and worked under the direction of Maud May Babcock. But despite his activities in drama while a student, his involvement in theater throughout the rest of his life was sporadic. Rasmussen alternated between teaching, farming, and acting. He taught in such schools as the University of Utah, Box Elder High school, and Millard High School. His later years were spent in Fillmore where he taught for several years, eventually returning to farming. His involvement in theater at this time was primarily that of working with productions of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fillmore, where he wrote and directed many plays. Rasmussen's professional career in theater began upon graduation form the University when he was hired as stage manager and actor at the Social Hall Theater in Salt Lake City. Combined with his teaching activities at the University, Rasmussen remained at the Social Hall from 1919 to 1920, at which time he became a founding member of the Moroni Olson Players. He toured with the troupe and left it periodically for other theater activities, spending time with such groups as the Ellison-White Chautaugua Company in Australia and New Zealand, and the Swarthmore Chautaugua in the East. After his association with the Moroni Olson Players, Rasmussen worked with such groups as the Weber College Little Theater, in Ogden, Utah (1927), and in California, the Major School of Acting at the Figueroa Playhouse (1929), The Pasadena Community Playhouse (1936), and the Hollywood British School of the Theater (1938). Rasmussen served in a number of capacities for these organizations: as actor, director, dramatic director, and manager. In addition to stage work, he had the opportunity to appear in three motion pictures: he played Beckstrom, a spy chief, in "The Marines Come Thru" in 1938; he played a clerk in "The Toast of New York" in 1937, and he played Detective Tucker in "They Won't Forget" in 1937. After completing a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in North Carolina, Rasmussen returned to Fillmore in 1943 where he remained to teach and farm. Rasmussen died on August 8, 1975. ~ ~ ~ ~ Play: The Ghost's Skull, a mystery romance in 3 acts, by Frank Rasmussen, copyright April 22, 1929. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS FATHER'S OBITUARY: Hans Rasmussen, Pioneer Passes To His Rest At Age of 97. Hans Rasmussen, pioneer, and the oldest person in Fillmore before his death, died here Monday, December 19th. He was born in Denmark, May 22, 1835. Brother Rasmussen joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denmark in his early twenties. He left his native land in his 27th year and came by sailing ship across the Atlantic to New York. From there he traveled by train to Omaha, where he joined the Mormon Ox Team Train, and crossed the plains that weary 1,000 miles, arriving in Fillmore the summer of 1862. The spring of 1863, Brother Rasmussen was "Called" to drive an ox team back across the plains to return by the same trail late that summer. He crossed the plains three times by ox team. A few years after his arrival in Utah, he was married to Hannah Sorenson, and later assisted financially in bringing her father and family to Utah from Denmark. Hannah bore him two children, "but crossed the bar" in her early life. A while after her death, Mr. Rasmussen married her sister, Sena, who was the mother of eight children. Brother Rasmussen was known as a thrifty, liberal, and kindly man, being friends to all in the community whether they were church members or non-members. He was always faithful in his church duties and grateful that the gospel brought him to America. He was able to attend church and, in fact, to live by himself until he was past ninety. He was of a very independent disposition, working about his house and lot long after the age when most people would have been under someone's care. He is survived by three daughters and two sons: Mrs. Joseph Hatton, Mrs. Ella Alexander, Mrs. Florence Walton, William Rasmussen and Frank Rasmussen. Funeral services were held in the First Ward Chapel, Thursday, Dec. 22, at noon, and interment was in the city cemetery. The speakers at the services were Grover A. Giles and Peter L. Brunson. Mr. Giles also sang a solo, "I'm A Pilgrim," and other musical numbers were furnished by the choir. Mr. Frank Rasmussen came home as soon as he heard of his father's death, but the two daughters, Mrs. Alexander of Los Angeles and Mrs. Walton of Salt Lake were unable to attend. [The Millard County Progress, Friday, 23 Dec 1932]

Rasmussen, Kay L.

Rasmussen, Kay L.
Bountiful, Utah US

Kay and Zona Rasmussen

Class of 1945(?). Kay L. Rasmussen. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Kay L. Rasmussen, age 85, our beloved patriarch and husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend died at home Friday, March 12, 2010 after a long battle with pulmonary problems. He was born January 6, 1925 in Bountiful, Utah, the sixth of nine children to Howard and Hazel Hayward Rasmussen. He was raised in Bountiful and attended Davis High School where he participated in sports. He enlisted in the Navy in November 1942, and trained at Farragut, Idaho; Virginia; and California. He later graduated from B.Y. High School in Provo, Utah [1945?]. He served his country in the U.S. Navy for 13 years in the Pacific Area. He married Zona Gayle Memory on November 24, 1945 in Elko, Nevada. The marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on September 17, 1953. He was preceded in death by his wife, Zona Memory Rasmussen and son, Greg L. Rasmussen. They had four sons, Greg, Curt, Rick and Kyle. He spent many years coaching and participating with his sons in youth sports. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions. He served as a veil worker in the Salt Lake Temple and as an ordinance worker in the Bountiful Temple. He leaves behind three sons, 14 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at the Bountiful 25th Ward, 600 East 1500 South, where a visitation will be held from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. prior to services. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com [Deseret News, Sunday, March 14, 2010.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS WIFE'S OBITUARY: Zona Gayle Memory Rasmussen, age 80, passed away Friday, January 19, 2007 in Bountiful, Utah after a short illness. She was born July 1, 1926 in Spring Canyon, Utah, the daughter of William and Steila Memory. Married Kay L. Rasmussen on November 24,1945 in Elko, Nevada. Later solemnized in the Manti Temple. She was an active member of the LDS Church having served several years as Young Women's president, Relief Society president, and gospel doctrine teacher. She was an excellent seamstress and made many things for people. She also served as an ordinance worker in the Bountiful Utah Temple. Survived by sons, Curt (Lu), Rick (Ann), Kyle (Donna); and a sister, Barbara; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; one son, Greg; and two brothers. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 24, 2007, in the Bountiful 25th Ward, 1500 South 600 East, Bountiful, Utah. Interment, Bountiful City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Monday, January 22, 2007]

Rasmussen, Linda
1404 Cossacks Place
Glendora, California 91741-3752 US

Linda and Bard Smith
  • Cell: 626-664-8585
  • Home: 626-963-2282

Class of 1967. Linda Rasmussen. Pep Club (Sgt. at Arms), F.H.A., Chorus, Softball, Seminary Graduate. Graduated from Utah Technical College with a Business and Secretarial Science degree. Married Bard C. Smith. They have five children: 1. Michael Bard (Natalie) three children, Upland, California; 2. Glen Rasmussen, Provo, Utah; 3. Stephneanne (Chris) Hilgendorf, Spanish Fork, Utah, 1 daughter; 4. Barbralyn Smith, Glendora, California; and 5. Rachel Smith, Provo, Utah. Linda's brother is Stephen Rasmussen, BYH Class of 1965. @2007

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