Alphabetical Alumni

Richman, Dean
994 Deborah Drive
Bountiful, Utah 84010 US

Dean and Peggy Richman
  • Work: 801-292-0633

Class of 1957. Dean Richman. Football, Lettermen. He married Peggy.

Richmond, Fred

Richmond, Fred

Fred Richmond

BY Academy High School Commercial Class of 1903 (final BYA class year - the next year, BYH). Fred Richmond graduated from the Commercial Class on Tuesday, May 26, 1903, in College Hall. Source 1: Program, BYA Commercial Class 1903. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy High School Class of 1903. Fred Richmand [actually Richmond]. He also received a Certificate in Bookkeeping. Source 2: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 3.

Ricks, Harold L.
PO Box 2196
Orem, Utah 84059 US

Harold and Irene Ricks
  • Work: (801) 224-6460
  • Home: 801-374-6464

Class of 1968. Harold L. Ricks. BYU Information Systems Technology 1991. His parents: Eldin Ricks and Irene Hailes Ricks [she taught in the BYU Elementary School up to 1968]. Their children included: Harold L. Ricks [BYH Class of 1968], Orem, Utah; Marjorie Ricks [BYH Class of 1970] (James C.) Swindler, Draper, Utah; Dennis Ricks; and Stanford Ricks. ~ ~ ~ ~ Street address: 1166 Briar Avenue, Provo, Utah 84604-2867 @2010

Ricks, Marjorie

Ricks, Marjorie
Draper, Utah US

Marjorie and James Swindler

Class of 1970. Marjory Ricks. HER OBITUARY: Marjorie Ricks Swindler, age 49, died peacefully at her home on August 10, 2001, of cancer. She was born April 18, 1952 to Eldin and Irene Ricks [BY Elementary School teacher] in Provo, Utah. She was married June 26, 1974, to James Calvin Swindler. She is survived by her husband and her precious children, Daniel, Joseph, Michelle (Tyler) Jones, Stephanie, Lisa, Jamie, Jennifer and Matthew; her mother, Irene Hailes Ricks; her brothers, Harold L. Ricks [BYH Class of 1968], Dennis Ricks; and Stanford Ricks. Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001 in Draper. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills, Provo, Utah. [Provo Daily Herald, August 13, 2001.]

Ricks, Norma Alice

Ricks, Norma Alice
St. George, Utah 84770 US

Norma and Cline Durfey

Class of 1941. Norma Ricks. Notre Maison. Librarian. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: St. George, Utah - Norma Alice Ricks Durfey, 88, passed away peacefully March 22, 2012. She was born April 28, 1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Hyrum Ricks, Jr. and Alice Ovanda Cheney. She had seven brothers and one sister. As a young girl and teenager, she was raised in Huntington Park, California. After her father passed away, the family moved to Provo, Utah. There she and her sister, Wanda, attended Brigham Young High School. Norma graduated from BYH in the Class of 1941. For a time the family lived in the Henry Eyring home as the Eyrings were away on scientific business. It was there on a Sunday morning while getting ready for church that they heard the announcement by radio that Pearl Harbor had been bombed. This marked the beginning of World War II for the United States. After high school graduation, Norma worked for a time for Geneva Steel as a typist earning enough money to go to school to fulfill her life long dream of going to college and becoming a nurse. She attended Brigham Young University taking undergraduate classes. At that time Brigham Young University did not have a nursing program, so she applied and was admitted into the School of Nursing at The University of Utah. It was while there that she joined the Military Nursing Cadet Program and graduated as a Registered Nurse. She described that day as one of the happiest days of her life. She loved taking care of the sick as a nurse and felt blessed to be able to help people in that way. She met her husband, Cline Durfey, while working at the BYU Health Center. They were married for time and all eternity June 4, 1951 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They enjoyed 60 very happy and adventurous years together. Norma received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Utah in Nursing. She also earned a Masterís Degree from Brigham Young University. And a second Masters Degree in Public Health from UCLA. Norma was the Director of Nursing at the hospital in San Jose, California. She taught nursing at Brigham Young University. She also enjoyed working as a School Nurse, helping children. Norma served five missions. Prior to marriage, she served a Stake Mission. After their retirement, she and Cline served four missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They served a Genealogy Mission in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, two Temple Missions in the St. George Temple and as the East Stake Employment Specialists. She spent many happy times traveling around the USA and throughout the world with Cline. Her favorite place to visit was the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem. She loved her family and the gospel of Jesus Christ and wanted to be honest and always do what was right. Wherever she was it was her desire to give service to others. Norma was truly an elect daughter of God, a beautiful and choice spirit who was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by all. Norma is survived by her husband, Cline Durfey; her daughter, Carol Durfey Bracken (Stanford A.); grandchildren: Richard (Aileen) Bracken, Bethany (Blair) Williams, S. Scott (Valerie) Bracken, Rebecca (R. Benjamin) Crosby, Jennifer (Derrick) Hull, Chris (Star) Jones, Darron Jones and Steven Jones; and 17 truly great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers: Welby, Artel and Clyde Ricks. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Marvin, Marc, LaVell, and Eldon Ricks; sister, Wanda; and daughter, Ruth Durfey Jones. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 30, 212 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. George LDS East Stake Center, 449 South 300 East, St. George, Utah. Visitations will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd and on Friday, prior to services, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the East Stake Center. Interment will follow at the St. George City Cemetery. [Metcalf Mortuary obituary]

Ricks, Wanda Marine

Ricks, Wanda Marine
Idaho Falls, Idaho US

Wanda and Wayne Wyler

Class of 1943. Wanda Ricks. Opera 1-2, Opera lead 2, Notre Maison 3, Concert 3. ~ ~ ~ ~ Wanda Ricks was born on July 20, 1925 in Bell, Los Angeles County, California. Her parents were Hyrum Ricks and Alice Ovanda Cheney. She earned a BA in Elementary Education, 1950 at BYU. Author: Wanda Ricks Wyler, Thomas E. Ricks: Colonizer and Founder. Three editions. (Sacramento & Provo, Utah, 1989). Wanda married Wayne Edward Wyler. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Wanda Marine Ricks Wyler died at her daughter's home in Hyde Park (Logan), Utah on September 8, 2009 of causes incident to age. She was born on July 20, 1925 in Bell, Los Angeles County, California to Hyrum and Alice Cheney Ricks. Following her father's death in 1939, she moved with her family to Provo, Utah. She received her high school degree from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1943 and later received a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University. In 1947 and 1948, she served a mission for the LDS Church in New York and Delaware. On December 21, 1949, she married Wayne Edward Wyler in the Manti, Utah Temple. She and her husband had six children. Connected with her husband's employment, she lived in Provo, Utah for 13 years, Charleston, Illinois for 8 years and Sacramento, California for 28 years. For eight of the years following the death of her husband, she lived with her son and daughter-in-law in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Wanda was active in the LDS Church all of her life and served in many callings. She enjoyed family history work and assisted many people with their family genealogy. She was particularly proud of a book she wrote and published on her great-grandfather entitled Thomas E. Ricks, Colonizer, Founder. Survivors include her children, Kenneth (LeNora) Wyler of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Dale (Marge) Wyler of Orem, Utah; Grant (Janine) Wyler of Paradise, California; Karen (Mark) Lacy of Hyde Park, Utah; Carolyn Wyler (Ken Welton) of Sacramento, California; and Rich Wyler of Barboursville, Virginia; siblings, Norma (Cline) Durfey of St. George, Utah; Marc Ricks and Welby Ricks of Provo, Utah; Artel (Focha) Ricks of El Dorado Hills, California; and Clyde (Martha) Ricks of Bountiful, Utah; 33 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 12th, 2009, at the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 East Center Street, Provo, Utah. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, Provo, Utah. [Provo Daily Herald, Thursday, September 10, 2009.]

Riddle, Brian T.
2073 Mountainvista Lane
Provo, Utah 84606 US

Brian Riddle
  • Work: (801) 377-4430

Class of 1971. Brian Riddle. BYU BS Zoology 1978. BYU MBA 1980. MD 1988. Dr. Brian T. Riddle, M.D.

Riddle, Bruce
899 North 910 East
Orem, Utah 84097-3446 US

Bruce Riddle
  • Work: (801) 426-5814

Class of 1947. Bruce Riddle. He graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program.

Riddle, Chesney

Riddle, Chesney
Antimony, Utah US

Chester and Eva Riddle

Class of 1904? Chesney (Chester) Riddle. OBITUARY: Chesney Riddle, 46, died at his home in Antimony Tuesday night of injuries received in a serious accident that occurred August 16 [1934]. Mr. Riddle was stacking hay with a group of fellow workers when the hay derrick fell on him, breaking his ribs, puncturing his lung and crushing his chest and abdomen. Because of inward hemmorrhages it was impossible to move him, and for more than three hours he lay in the hayfield, before medical aid could be summoned from Richfield. Mr. Riddle was born in Panguitch, February 5, 1885, a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Riddle. Chesney Riddle graduated from the B. Y. high school at Provo, being prominent in athletics, "and tying state records many times." [Year of graduation still not exact.] In October 1907 he married Eva Rowan and for the last 30 years has lived in Antimony. He was well known as a stock raiser and farmer of this district and was active in Church and community affairs. For some time he served as counselor to the bishop, and was also president of the Y.M.M.I.A. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and a son: Mrs. Ward Gottfredson of Ely, Nevada; Venoa Riddle, Delilia Riddle and Shryl Riddle [male?] of Antimony. His father, J. M. Riddle of Richfield, survives and five sisters and a brother: Mrs. Amy Riddle Smoot of Delta; Mrs. Laura Riddle King of Delta; Douglas Riddle of Salt Lake; Capitola Riddle Barlow of Panguitch; Villa Riddle McMillan of Richfield; and Clell Riddle of Salmon, Idaho. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Antimony ward chapel. Interment, Antimony cemetery [Deseret News, quoted in the Garfield County News of Panguitch, Utah - Friday, September 4, 1934.]

Riddle, Mark Alfred

Riddle, Mark Alfred
Pleasant Grove, Utah US

Mark and Marcia Riddle

Class of 1964. Mark A. Riddle. Football, Track, Y Club, Dramatics, Forensics, Band, Seminary Graduate, Model U.N., Boys State. BYU BA History 1974. BYU MPA Institute of Public Management 1980. He taught Japanese at BYU and the University of Utah before creating the Japanese language program at Salt Lake Community College beginning in 1990. He also taught Japanese at Utah Valley State College 1997-2003 before joining the Wasatch Academy faculty as ESL Program Director and Japanese Language Instructor in July of 2003. An American Translators Association-Accredited Japanese-to-English translator, he is a published translator and his writing in the field of Japanese history has been cited in academic publications. He also taught ESL at a Japanese high school in Kyoto, 1982-83, and for many years has directed summer programs for students visiting Utah from Japan and Taiwan. Although Mark was born and raised in Utah, he has lived and worked in some of the worlds largest metropolitan areas, including New York City, Washington, D.C., Dallas-Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Osaka. He enjoys living in Mt. Pleasant. His wife, Marcia Ling Riddle, is chair of the Math Department at Wasatch; Mark and Marcia resided in Mt. Pleasant. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Mark Alfred Riddle completed his mortal life early Saturday morning, June 11, 2011. He had, with great courage and faith, battled for many months a very aggressive form of cancer. Mark was born on May 12, 1946 and spent his youth in Provo and Orem where he attended BY High, graduating in 1964. He earned BA History and MPA (Master of Public Administration) degrees from Brigham Young University and pursued graduate/ doctorate studies in economics at the University of Utah, and in instructional psychology and technology at BYU. In 1989 he was formally accredited as a Japanese-to-English translator by the American Translators Association. His translations have appeared in such academic journals as Japanese Economic Studies, and he has delivered scholarly papers before such groups as the Association for Asian Studies and the BYU Studies Symposium. Mark was an educator. He retired in May 2007 as an instructor of Japanese and of English as a second language (ESL) at Wasatch Academy, in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, where he chaired the ESL Department. He taught Japanese at Salt Lake Community College, Utah Valley State College, Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He also taught educational psychology at BYU. Additionally he taught ESL in Japan for several years, and owned and operated a business providing opportunities for Japanese students to study in the United States and for American students to study in Japan, as well as a company providing translation services. After retirement he worked as an on-line instructor of Japanese for BYU-Idaho and as a volunteer on-line Japanese-to-English translator for the Tokyo, Japan, Public Affairs Office of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Neighbors knew Mark as a "green thumb," or as he called himself, a "truck farmer." For years he was a regular fixture at the Salt Lake Farmers' Market. As a young adult, Mark worked as a journeyman electrician, following in the footsteps of his maternal grandfather, Perry Allred. He was known in the academic world as a scholar who enjoyed exchanging philosophical ideas with other deep thinkers. He was a frequent contributor to LDS Mark sought diligently for truth wherever it can be found, and was articulate in its verbal and written expression. An example of his cogent writing is published at His essay on civility in public discourse, entitled Another Lesson From Founding Fathers, was published in the Deseret News on Sept 17, 2010. Mark felt a kinship with the people of Asia, particularly those of Japan, where he served as a missionary (Northern Far Eastern Mission 1964-1967). Returning to live and teach in Japan, Mark researched and studied the extraordinary number of parallels and similarities between Japan's religious underpinnings and those of ancient Israel. Several of his articles which document the archeological and cultural ties between the regions have been accepted for publication in prestigious journals outside of the LDS community. Mark's deep love for his wife and children was surpassed only by his profound love for the Savior and the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife, Laurel (Cook) Backman Riddle, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, and by his 11 children, Joseph Riddle (Laura), Brigham Riddle (Blair), Heber Riddle, John Riddle, David Riddle, Cassandra Sanford (Jacob), Isaac Riddle, George Riddle, Spencer Riddle (Nikki), Michael Riddle, and Merry Riddle. Mark is also survived by his parents, Chauncey and Bertha (Allred) Riddle of Provo, Utah, and by his 10 living siblings, Neil Riddle (Elaine), Robert Riddle (LaNell), Brian Riddle (Marilyn), Sara Okerlund (Dale), Paul Riddle (Lisa), Ellen Nerdin (Douglas), Seth Riddle, Elizabeth Riddle, Matthew Riddle (Suzie), and Joseph Riddle. Funeral services will be held June 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Timpanogos Stake Center, 795 North 100 West, Pleasant Grove, UT. Friends may call Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Monday one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the purpose of assisting the needy in Japan. [Provo Daily Herald, Thursday, June 23, 2011] ~ ~ ~ ~ Read more:

Riddle, Neil A.
264 East 4700 North
Provo, Utah 84604-5443 US

Neil and Elaine Riddle
  • Home: (801) 765-4399

Class of 1966 - Honorary Member. Neil Riddle. Went on to BYU a year early, skipping senior year at BY High. BYU BA History 1972. Married Margaret Elaine Owens, two children, including daughters, Laura and Becca.

Riddle, P. Wallace

Riddle, P. Wallace
Roosevelt, Utah US

P. Wallace Riddle

Class of 1924. Riddle (male). Surname source: 1924 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Although the male Riddle student is shown as a 4th Year student in the 1924 Banyan, the only Riddle student shown as enrolled in 1924 was P. Wallace Riddle of Roosevelt, Utah. He is shown as a secondary 1st Year (freshman) BYH student in 1924. Perhaps this is a typo, and it should have been 4. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Riddle, Paul A.
5038 South Jordan Canal Road
Salt Lake City, Utah 84118 US

Paul Riddle
  • Work: (801) 964-5858

Class of 1975. Paul Riddle. BYU Business Fundamentals 1982. Paul A. Riddle.

Riddle, Robert A.
933 Centre Court Drive
Tracy, California 95376 US

Robert Riddle
  • Work: 209-835-6861

Class of 1968 and 1969, graduating Junior. Robert A. Riddle. BYU BS Mechanical Engineering 1974. Robert is serving on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. @2019

Riddle, Sarah E.
3050 West Spencer Lane
Thatcher, Arizona 85552 US

Sarah Riddle
  • Work: (928) 348-7859

Class of 1973. Sarah E. Riddle. BYU BA American Studies, Kennedy International Center, 2000.

Ridge, Donald L. Sr.
773 Harwood Court
San Dimas, California 91773 US

Donald Ridge

Class of 1951. Donald L. Ridge. Senior Class President. Baseball. Currently living with Donald L. Ridge, Jr., San Dimas, CA. @2010

Riding, Vidella

Riding, Vidella
Provo, Utah US

Vidella Riding

BYH Class of 1924. Vidella Riding of Provo, Utah. Vidella was a 3rd Year (junior) BYH student in 1923, and a 4th Year (senior) Brigham Young High School student in the Class of 1924. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

Rieske, Donald K.
845 E. 40 N.
Orem, Utah 84097-4965 US

Don and Leah Rieske
  • Home: 801-225-6785

Class of 1966. Donald K. Rieske. Science Club, Ski Club, 3rd Place Utah State Industrial Arts, Seminary 4 years. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents are Walter Charles "Bud" Rieske and Donna Lee Riding Rieske. The children of Bud and Donna Rieske include: Donald K Rieske [BYH Class of 1966](Leah); Reed Rieske (Erva); Gaye Rieske (Charles) Johnson; and Mark Rieske (Brandy). ~ ~ ~ ~ Battalion Chief, Orem Fire Department. "Thanks for the memories." Don and Leah attended the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the BYH Class of 1966 on September 2, 2016.

Rigby, Avard A.
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Avard and Virginia Rigby

Faculty & Staff. Avard A. Rigby. Director of the BYU Laboratory Schools from 1957 to 1959. Also served as Principal of Stewart Laboratory School, University of Utah. National Association of Laboratory Schools Collection, (1926-2004) COLL MSS 287. Historical Note: In 1958, the Laboratory School Administrators Association (LSAA) was founded and sought to oversee the growth and promotion of lab schools across the nation. The first president of LSAA was Avard A. Rigby, then of Brigham Young University Laboratory Schools. In its early years, LSAA faced challenges due to a lack of funding and a small staff. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, discussions were held on how to improve the organization. In 1971, LSAA changed its name to the National Association of Laboratory Schools (NALS). By 1974, new by-laws were in place, the organizational structure was revamped, and the title of NALS was officially adopted. Currently, NALS has 100 laboratory school members, and sponsors an annual national conference. Sources; NALS, Laboratory Schools: An Educational Resource, Curriculum Research & Development Group, Honolulu. 1991 pg 219ó222. (Located in this collection, Series II, Sub-series C, Box 3, Fd 3) NALS website; ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS WIFE'S OBITUARY: Virginia Mary Daniels Rigby. Virginia passed away at home in Salt Lake City on March 5, 2004. She was born in San Diego on March 9, 1918, the daughter of Shirley K. and Milda P. Daniels. She grew up in Mt. Emmons, Uinta Basin, alongside her brother Courtney R. Daniels and her sister, June D. Mecham. Virginia married Avard A. Rigby in the Salt Lake Temple on August 23, 1939 and raised two sons, Barry and Dwight. The family lived in Roosevelt, Vernal, Salt Lake City, Provo and Bangkok, Thailand, making lifelong friends in each place. Since 1963, Virginia and Avard have made their home in Salt Lake. Virginia is survived by her husband, brother, sister, two sons, two lovely daughters-in-law, Leilani and Kim, and seven grandchildren: Brett, Fiona, Brennan, Metasabia, Michael, Mark and Julieanne. [Deseret News, Sunday, March 7, 2004.]

Rigby, Ila Fern

Rigby, Ila Fern
Ogden, Utah US

Ila and Cyrus Jensen

Class of 1925. Ila Rigby. Source: 1925 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ila Fern Rigby was born on October 26, 1906 in Fairview, Utah. Her parents were Howard Wix Rigby and Sara Celestia Peterson Rigby. Ila married Cyrus "Almy" Jensen on September 2, 1925 in Manti, Utah. Cyrus Alma Jensen was born on February 3, 1898. Cyrus died on February 20, 1964. His interment, Fairview Upper and Lower Cemetery, Utah. Ila Rigby Jensen died on November 20, 1992 in Ogden, Utah. Her interment, Fairview, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents, Howard Wix Rigby and Sarah Celestia Peterson Rigby, had the following children: Ila Rigby [BYH Class of 1925] Jensen ; Glenda Rigby Staker; Opal Monette Rigby Abbott, Ruth Rigby Christensen Matthews; Cleston Rigby; and Clyde Rigby; Fay Rigby (Ervin) Lay of Circleville, Utah; Dr. J. Keith Rigby, Sr. of Provo; and Therald Rigby of Salt Lake City.

Rigby, Keith [J. Keith, Jr.]

Rigby, Keith [J. Keith, Jr.]
South Bend, Indiana US

Keith Rigby

Class of 1965. J. Keith Rigby, Jr. BYU BS Geology 1971, Columbia University - New York B.Sc., M.Phil Geology 1974, Columbia University - New York Ph.D. Geology 1977. Married Susan. World renowned paleontologist, discovered world's largest tyranosaurus rex skeleton. Taught in the Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556. Distinguished Scholar Award, College of Science, University of Notre Dame, 1988. Rigby taught at Notre Dame, and in the summers he led volunteers from Earthwatch, a Boston-based nonprofit organization, on dinosaur hunts. The volunteers, who paid to participate, were taught the rudiments of fossil hunting. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY 1: SOUTH BEND, INDIANA - J. Keith "Doc" Rigby Jr., 64, of South Bend, passed away Sunday morning, November 6, 2011, in his home. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to J. Keith Rigby Sr. and Ruth Marie (Krebs) Rigby of Provo, Utah. On April 10, 1971, he married Virginia Kay Peterson and they had three children, Heather Annette (Richard) Varley, Hilary Nichole Rigby and Joel Korrin Rigby. On July 18, 1987, in South Bend, Keith married Susan Kathleen Swanson, and they have Rachel Christina Rigby, Sarah Celeste Rigby and Dana Marie Rigby. He is survived by his parents, wife, six children, two sisters, Claudia Bosworth (Fred) of Maryland and Jaynanne Meads of Utah, 8 nieces and 4 nephews. Keith was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1968 he began a two-year mission in Austria. He was a dedicated home teacher and loved missionary work. Keith graduated from Brigham Young University in 1971 with a bachelor of science degree. He received his PhD in geology from Columbia University in 1977, specializing in the mammalian fossil record. Keith worked for the Bureau of Land Management as the field office paleontologist in New Mexico until 1982 when he joined the University of Notre Dame faculty. Doc was an associate professor of geological sciences at Notre Dame. He traveled the world looking at the fossil record. Doc spent large amounts of time in Utah with his father, also a geologist, in Montana near the Fort Peck Reservoir with the Earthwatch Institute, and in China with the Beijing Museum of Natural History. He loved teaching, and lectured often regarding both fossil preservation and new theories in paleontology. Visitation wAS held Friday, November 11th, at the Welsheimer North Family Funeral Home (17033 Cleveland Road). viewing was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (930 Park Place, Mishawaka) on Saturday, November 12th. The funeral services were held at the LDS Chapel, with Bishop James Carrier officiating. Cremation followed with a memorial service at a later date in Utah. [South Bend Tribune, November 11, 2011] Source. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY 2: In memoriam: Notre Dame paleontologist J. Keith Rigby Jr. by Michael O. Garvey November 08, 2011 In Memoriam J. Keith Rigby Jr., associate professor of civil engineering and geological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, died Saturday (Nov. 5) at his home in South Bend. He was 64 years old. A native of Salt Lake City, Rigby was graduated from Brigham Young University in 1971 and earned masterís and doctoral degrees in geology from Columbia University in 1974 and 1977, respectively. He joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1982. A paleontologist, Rigby taught Notre Dame courses in physical geology, historical geology, environmental geology, sedimentation and stratigraphy. He also lectured on these and other subjects nationwide and abroad. J. Keith Rigby Jr. In July 1997, Rigby led a team of volunteers from the Earthwatch Insitute on a paleontological expedition in northeast Montana. At a site near the Fort Peck Reservoir, the team unearthed a massive fossilized skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus widely regarded as the largest such specimen ever found. In addition to this and numerous other accomplishments in paleontological research, Rigby was popular and much-honored as a teacher at Notre Dame, earning Teacher of the Year awards from Sorin Hall and the College of Engineering and the Distinguished Scholar award from the College of Science. Along with his wife, Susan, Rigby is survived by six children, Heather Varley, Joel Rigby, Hilary Rigby, Rachel Rigby, Sarah Rigby and Dana Rigby. Visitation will be held Friday (Nov. 11) from 4 to 8 p.m. at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home (17033 Cleveland Rd., South Bend), and for an hour prior to the funeral service, which will be held Saturday (Nov. 12) at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 930 Park Place, Mishawaka. Source ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS FATHER: His father, Dr. J. Keith Rigby, Sr., taught in the Department of Geology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602-4606 [2003]. Keith Sr. BYU BS Geology 1949, BYU MS Geology 1950, Columbia University - New York PhD 1952. Rigby Sr. joined the BYU faculty in 1953, has served as geology department chairman, was the annual Distinguished Faculty Lecturer in 1983 and has been a Karl G. Maeser Research Award recipient. He served on the BYU Graduate Council since 1987. Rigby Sr.'s speciality was fossil sponges, fossil reefs and sedimentary environments, having conducted research in Canada, Greenland, Tunisia, Australia, France, Argentina, Mexico, China and the United States. J. Keith Rigby Sr. was a professor emeritus at BYU. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS FATHER'S OBITUARY: J. Keith Rigby, Sr. died November 13th, 2012 in Provo, Utah. He was born on October 8, 1926 to Howard Wix and Sarah Celestia Peterson Rigby in Fairview, Utah. He graduated from North Sanpete High School. He married Ruth Krebs June 14, 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple. He attended Brigham Young University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology. He received his PhD from Columbia University. He is the author of more than 300 professional papers and several geologic guide books for the state of Utah. He has conducted research on fossil sponges on every continent. He was a beloved professor of geology for many years and also served as the Dean of the Graduate School at BYU. After retirement, he continued his research, publishing a catalog of every known fossil sponge with the University of Kansas and consulting with other geologists from across the globe. He was an accomplished artist and his oil paintings adorned their home. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his produce with friends and neighbors. Keith is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Krebs Rigby, and his two daughters, Claudia Bosworth (Fred) and Jaynanne Meads, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. His son, J Keith Rigby, Jr. preceded him in death. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Edgemont North Stake Center, 4560 North Canyon Road, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the church from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Hills, Provo, Utah. All who knew him are welcome to attend. Condolences may be sent from his obituary at [Provo Daily Herald, December 15, 2012]

Rigby, Ralph Eugene

Rigby, Ralph Eugene
Taylorsville, Utah US

Ralph and Arlene Rigby

Class of 1950. Ralph Eugene Rigby. Football, Tennis, Thespians, Chorus, Debate, French Club. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Ralph Eugene Rigby died on Monday, March 4, 2002, after 37 years of waging a courageous battle against M.S. Husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, he was age 69. Ralph was born May 9, 1932 in Provo, Utah to Wendell and Florence Rigby. He married Arlene Barnett in the Salt Lake Temple on November 25, 1953. Following military service in Korea, he completed his education at BYU. He taught public school (six years), LDS Seminary (26 years) and wrote LDS Seminary curriculum (10 years). He was a Master Scriptorian. His lifelong service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints included: teacher, advisor, home teacher, bishop, high councilman, and Stake Patriarch. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Richard and Robert. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Arlene; his children, Susan Michael; Alan (Kathy) Rigby; Colleen (Richard) Hodges; Karen (David) Morris; Caralee (Rick) Marsh; Janene (John) Petersen; Ane Marie (Dallas) Clark; his brother, Dean (Elinor) Rigby; Robert's wife Jennie; 35 grandchildren; and one great-grand child. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 9, 2002, in Taylorsville, Utah. Interment, Payson City Cemetery. [Published in the Deseret News, Wednesday, March 6, 2002.]

Rigby, Samuel Bills

Rigby, Samuel Bills

Samuel and Alice Rigby

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1912. Samuel B. Rigby. He received a B.A. Degree in Zoology in 1912. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 3, page 361. ~ ~ ~ ~ Samuel Bills Rigby was born on February 1, 1888 in Fairview, Utah. His parents were James Rigby and Fanny Jordon Rigby. Samuel married Alice Rebecca Anderson on June 19, 1912. Dr. Samuel B. Rigby died on August 7, 1959. His interment, Fairview, Utah.

Rigby, Wendell M.

Rigby, Wendell M.

Wendell Rigby

Class of 1923. Wendell M. Rigby. He received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1923. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 456. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1927. Wendell M. Rigby. He received a BS Degree in Educational Administration in 1927. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 456.

Riggs, A. Frank

Riggs, A. Frank

Frank Riggs

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1923. A. Frank Riggs. He received a BS Degree in Agronomy in 1923. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 198.

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