Alphabetical Alumni
Taft, Juanita

Taft, Juanita
(See Juanita Taft Rogers)

Juanita Taft

For reference only. See Juanita Taft Rogers.

Tall, Sammie Lane
1645 E. 12500 S.
Draper, Utah 84020

Sammie Thornton

Class of 1951. Sammie Tall [Sammie Lane Tall Thornton]. Latin Club, Thespians, Roller Skating Club. Her parents: Melvin S. Tall and Helene Nelson Tall.

Talmadge, James E.

Talmadge, James E.
See Talmage, James

James Talmage

James E. Talmadge -- See James E. TALMAGE

Talmage, Elsie

Talmage, Elsie
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Elsie and Harold Brandley

Class of 1914. Elsie Talmage. Graduated in 1914 from Brigham Young High School, Academic Department. Source 1: 1914 BYU Banyan, BYH section, pp. 84-89. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1914. Elsie Talmage. She received a High School Diploma in 1914. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 95. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1917. Elsie Talmage. She received an AB Degree in English in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 95. ~ ~ ~ ~ Elsie Talmage was born on August 16, 1896 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents were James Edward Talmage and Merry May Booth. She married Harold Claudius Brandley on September 12, 1917 in Salt Lake City. She died on August 2, 1935 in Salt Lake City at the age of almost 39. Her interment, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Talmage, James Edward

Talmage, James Edward
Salt Lake City, Utah US

James and 6 Talmage

BY Academy High School Class of 1880. ~ ~ BYA Collegiate Class of 1881. Source: The Territorial Enquirer of Provo, Utah, June 22, 1881, "Principal's Report." ~ ~ Faculty & Staff, Training School & Chemistry, 1879-1891. Board of Trustees, 1886 to 1891. ~ ~ ~ ~ Elder Talmage obtained his early schooling in the National and Board schools of his home district in England, and was an Oxford diocesan prize scholar in 1874. He entered the Brigham Young Academy at Provo, Utah in 1876, and followed to completion the high school Normal courses in 1879, graduating in the Class of 1880. At the age of 17 he was a teacher of Elementary Science and English in the institution named. In 1881 James E. Talmage received a collegiate diploma from the BYA Scientific Department, the first such diploma to be issued. His early predilection was for the sciences, and in 1882-1883 he took a selected course, mainly in chemistry and geology, at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennysylvania. Though a special student and not a candidate for a degree, he passed during his single year of residence nearly all the examinations in the four-year course and was later graduated; and in 1883-1884 he was engaged in advanced work at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. He returned to Utah in the fall of 1884, in response to a summons from Brigham Young Academy, and served as professor of Geology and Chemistry, with varied activities in other departments, in the Brigham Young Academy from 1884 to 1888. ~ ~ ~ ~ While still a member of the faculty, he was elected a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brigham Young Academy. During his residence in Provo, he served successively as city councilman, alderman and justice of the peace. ~ ~ ~ ~ James Edward Talmage was a member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles, and a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born Sunday Sept. 21, 1862, at Hungerford, Berkshire, England, the son of James Joyce Talmage and his wife, Susannah Preater. He is the first son and second child in a family of eight. He was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the place of his birth, June 15, 1873, and on the 18th of the following August was ordained a Deacon in the Ramsbury branch of the London conference. The entire family left England May 24, 1876, landed in New York June 5th, and arrived in Salt Lake City on June 14, 1876. In Provo, Utah, where the family had established a home, he was ordained a Teacher on December 17, 1877, and an Elder on June 28, 1880. Elder Talmage obtained his early schooling in the National and Board schools of his home district in England, and was an Oxford diocesan prize scholar in 1874. He entered the Brigham Young Academy high school at Provo, Utah, in 1876. He followed to completion the high school courses and graduated, taking the "normal" courses in preparation for becoming a teacher. At the age of 17 he became a teacher of elementary science and English at Brigham Young Academy. On September 29, 1884, he was ordained a High Priest, and was set apart as an alternate High Councilor in the Utah Stake of Zion. On June 14, 1888 he married Mary May Booth, daughter of Richard Thornton Booth and Elsie Edge Booth, at the Manti Temple, and from this union there came the following children: Sterling B. Talmage, born May 21, 1889; Paul B. Talmage, born Dec. 21, 1891; Zella Talmage, born Aug. 3, 1894, died of pneumonia April 27, 1895; Elsie Talmage, born Aug. 16, 1896; James Karl Talmage, born Aug. 29, 1898; Lucile Talmage, born May 29, 1900; Helen May Talmage, born Oct. 24, 1902, and John Russell Talmage, born Feb. 1, 1911. His early preference was for the sciences, and in 1882-1883 he took a selected course, mainly in Chemistry and Geology, at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Though a special student and not a candidate for a degree, he passed during his single year of residence nearly all the examinations in the four-year course and was later graduated; and in 1883-84 he was engaged in advanced work at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. He returned to Utah in the fall of 1884, in response to a summons from Brigham Young Academy, and served as professor of Geology and Chemistry, with varied activities in other departments, in the Brigham Young Academy from 1884 to 1888. While still a member of the faculty, he was elected a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brigham Young Academy. During his residence in Provo, he served successively as city councilman, alderman and justice of the peace. In 1888 he was called to Salt Lake City to take the presidency of the Latter-day Saints College, which position he held until 1893. ~ ~ ~ ~ He became President of and Professor of Geology in the University of Utah, 1894-1897. In 1897 he resigned the presidency, but retained the chair of geology, which had been specially endowed; and ten years later (1907) he resigned the professorship to follow the practical work of mining geology, for which his services were in great demand. In 1891 he received the Bachelor of Science degree, and in 1912 the honorary degree of Doctor of Science, from his old alma mater, Lehigh University. In 1890 he was given the honorary degree of Doctor of Science and Didactics by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and in 1896 was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree by Illinois Wesleyan University for nonresident work. Dr. Talmage was elected to life membership in several learned societies, and for many years was a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society (London), Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (Edinburgh), Fellow of the Geological Society (London), Fellow of the Geological Society of America, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Associate of the Philosophical Society of Great Britain, or Victoria Institute, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Talmage traveled extensively, having traversed most of this country and of Europe many times in the course of scientific pursuits. He was a delegate from the Royal Society of Edinburgh to the International Geological Congress held at St. Petersburg (Petrograd) in 1897, and was a member of the party that crossed the Urals into Siberia. Throughout the period of his professional career as teacher and professor, Dr. Talmage was particularly active and efficient in encouraging scientific study by popular lectures and writings, and for this labor his deep love for science and his exceptional command of language and ability as a public speaker particularly fitted him. Impelled by the same spirit, he took charge of the little Deseret Museum in 1891, and had the satisfaction of seeing the institution become large and influential. He retained the directorship until 1919, when the Deseret Museum ceased to exist as a unified institution, its collections being segregated to form the LDS University Museum, and the LDS Church Museum, respectively. In his teaching work Dr. Talmage was the first to establish courses in Domestic Science and Agricultural Chemistry in the intermountain West. ~ ~ ~ ~ On December 7, 1911, he was appointed and sustained to be one of the Apostles, to fill the vacancy caused by the appointment of Elder Charles W. Penrose as second counselor in the First Presidency, and on the following day (Dec. 8th) was ordained an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ and was set apart as one of the Council of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, under the hands of President Joseph F. Smith, assisted by his counselors and members of the Council of the Twelve. When called to special ministry in the Church he promptly relinquished his profession as a mining geologist and engineer, the practice of which had grown to be extensive and lucrative, and from that time he devoted himself entirely to ecclesiastical service. Dr. Talmage was the author of many scientific and theological works, among which are: "First Book of Nature" (1888); "Domestic Science" (1891); "Tables for Blowpipe Determination of Minerals" (1899); "The Great Salt Lake, Present and Past" (1900); "The Articles of Faith" (1899), a comprehensive exposition of the doctrines of the Church; "The Great Apostasy" (1909); "The House of the Lord" (1912), a discussion of holy sanctuaries, ancient and modern; "The Story of Mormonism" (1907); lectures delivered at Michigan, Cornell and other universities; "The Philosophical Basis of Mormonism" (1915); "Jesus the Christ" (1915); "The Vitality of Mormonism" (1919), and numerous pamphlets and contributions to periodicals. Bishop Orson F. Whitney, author of the "History of Utah", said of him: "Professionally a scientist and a preceptor, with gifts and powers equalled by few, Dr. Talmage is also a writer and speaker of great ability and skill. He is an absolute master of English, both by pen and tongue, and possesses a musical eloquence of marvelous fluency and precision. His style of oratory, though not stentorian, is wonderfully impressive, and his well stored mind, capacious memory, quick recollection and remarkable readiness of speech render him a beau-ideal instructor, in public or in private." Elder Talmage served in the Quorum of the Twelve until his death July 27, 1933 at Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of seventy. [Adapted from the LDS Biographical Encyclopedia.] ~ ~ ~ ~ In 1888 Professor Karl G. Maeser was called as the first Superintendent of Church Schools, although he was not immediately relieved of his duties as Principal of Brigham Young Academy. The following year the Board of Education conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Letters and Didactics at a time when he was busy establishing academies throughout the Church. He was away much of the time, and the B.Y. Academy Board selected James E. Talmage to replace Dr. Maeser as Principal. Talmage, an immigrant from England in 1876, entered the Academy soon after his arrival in Utah and later was employed as a teacher. In 1882 he was given a leave of absence to obtain a bachelor's degree from Lehigh University. Later he studied an additional year at Johns Hopkins University and returned to the B.Y. Academy as teacher of chemistry and geology. Professor Talmage accepted the principalship but never served. He had done little more than outline plans for the ensuing year when he was called by the presiding authorities of the Church to the principalship of the Salt Lake Academy, afterwards the Latter-day Saints College and still later the LDS University. Dr. Karl G. Maeser stayed on as BYA Principal. In 1890 when Benjamin Cluff, Jr., returned from the University of Michigan with his bachelor's degree, he was made Assistant Principal, a position he held until January 4, 1892, when he became Principal. Dr. James E. Talmage went on to become President of the University of Deseret (University of Utah) and an apostle in the Church. Brigham Young University named the James E. Talmage Mathematical Sciences and Computer Building in his honor in 1974. ~ ~ ~ ~ James Edward Talmage was born on September 21, 1862 in Hungerford, England. His parents were Gabriel James Joyce Talmage and Susanna Preator Talmage. He first married Merry May Booth on June 14, 1888 in Manti, Utah. Merry May Booth was his only wife in this life. He was sealed to five other women after their deaths, Zella Lee Webb being the first of such sealings. Zella Lee Webb, a friend, was very seriously burned in September 1886 and was probably bedfast thereafter. Although she and Talmage had a special relationship during the year after her accident, they were not married prior to her death in September 1887. During the months of her illness, she expressed a desire to be sealed to him after her death. He received approval from the First Presidency and was sealed to her after his marriage to Merry Mae Booth. He was sealed after their deaths to Grace Mayhew, Loretta Ann Whitby, Elizabeth ______, and Harriet Doolan. Apostle James E. Talmage died on July 27, 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His interment, Salt Lake City. ~ ~ ~ ~ If The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has ever produced a child prodigy, it is James Edward Talmage.

Talmage, Sadie C. [Sarah Christian]

Talmage, Sadie C. [Sarah Christian]
Provo, Utah US

Sadie and William Patten

BY Academy High School Class of 1886. Sadie Talmage. Awarded Teacher's Certificate. Source: The (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 25, 1886. ~ ~ ~ ~ Sarah [Sadie] Christian Talmage was born on December 8, 1865 in Hungerford, England. He married Gabriel James Joyce Talmage and Susanna Prater [Preater]. She married William Wallace Patten on January 14, 1891 in Manti, Utah. He was born on August 13, 1867 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Thomas Jefferson Patten and Joanna Hollister. He died on April 3, 1930 in Sterling, Idaho. His interment, Provo, Utah. Sadie died on November 26, 1942 in Provo, Utah. Her interment, Provo, Utah.

Talmage, Sara W.

Talmage, Sara W.

Sara Talmage

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1912. Sara W. Talmage. She received a B.A. Degree in 1912. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 6, page 478.

Talmage, Susa Amelia

Talmage, Susa Amelia
Provo, Utah US

Susa and Julian Cummings

B. Y. Academy High School Graduate, Class of 1901, Collegiate Class of 1903, Faculty. Susa A. Talmage. She received a high school "Normal Diploma" in 1901. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, page 61. ~ ~ ~ ~ B. Y. Academy Collegiate Class of 1903. Susa A. Talmage. Received the Batchelor of Pedagogy Degree (B.Pd.) in Spring of 1903. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 61. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Susa Talmage, Training School, 1902-1908, until her death. Susa Amelia Talmage was born on February 11, 1879 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Gabriel James Joyce Talmage and Susanna Preater Talmage. She married Julian Moses Cummings, who was born on March 15, 1884, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on April 16, 1908, at the age of 29. Julian Cummings second married Fay Robertson Brimhall, on August 18, 1909, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Talman, Mattie Ann

Talman, Mattie Ann

Mattie Talman

BY Academy High School Class of 1886. Mattie Ann Talman. Awarded Assistant Teacher's Certificate. Source: The (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 25, 1886.

Talton, John F.

Talton, John F.
Beaver, Utah US

John Talton

BY Academy High School Class of 1883. John F. Talton of Beaver, Utah. Graduated Friday, June 15, 1883, with a Bookkeeping certificate. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 15, 1883.

Tangreen, Albern [Tangren, Orin Albern]

Tangreen, Albern [Tangren, Orin Albern]
Salt Lake City, Utah US

O. A. Tangreen [Tangren]

Class of 1910. Albern Tangreen [found under both Tangren and Tangreen]. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1910, in the Normal Department. Source: 1910 BYU Banyan, BYH section, list on p. 83. ~ ~ ~ ~ Orin Albern Tangren, born March 18, 1889 in Huntsville, Utah. His parents were John Tangren and Esther Allen Tangren. He lived in Moab, and as a child was known as Orin Tangren. He received his education in the public schools of Grand County, Brigham Young High School, Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah. In 1915, on Christmas Day, he married Pearle Arnot of Merriman, Nebraska, in Merriman. Pearle was born in Cherry County Nebraska on July 19, 1885. Her parents were Frances Arnot and Julia Etta Quible Arnot. An attorney, O. A. Tangren served as County Attorney for Grand County (Moab), then County Attorney of Millard County (Delta), State Legislator from Millard County for several terms, and was a member of the Town Board of Trustees of Delta for several terms. In 1932, O. A. Tangren again ran as a Republican candidate for Millard County Attorney [unknown if he won again]. He died on July 10, 1965 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery, Utah. Orin Albern Tangren is buried next to his wife, Pearle Arnot Tangren, born July 19, 1885 in Nebraska. She died on November 6, 1974 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tangren, Joy Hall

Tangren, Joy Hall
El Paso, Texas US

Joy Martin

Class of 1943. Joy Tangren. Senior Class Vice President, 1942-1943 (3). Contest play 1-2, Opera 1, Girls' Athletic Association 1-3, G.A.A. Vice President 1, Wildcat yearbook 1-2, Banter newspaper 1, Fauvines 2-3, Notre Maison 2-3, Junior Class Social Chair 2, Thespian 2-3, Thespian play 3. ~ ~ ~ ~ Joy Hall Tangren, born June 9, 1925, Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico. Her parents: Hyrum Tangren and Ireta Hall Tangren. Married ______ Martin. Joy's oldest son, Jeff Martin, married and lived in El Paso, where she also lived. She was Regional Director of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. She was appointed by the governor of Texas as one of 29 women in the state to serve a two-year term on the Commission for Women. She also served on the Mayor's Crime Prevention Committee, and on the Mayor's Youth Task Force. Joy Tangren Martin died November 3, 2003 in El Paso, Texas.

Tangren, Kim [Michael Kim or K. M.]

Tangren, Kim [Michael Kim or K. M.]
Idaho Falls, Idaho US

Kim & Sally Tangren

Class of 1963. Kim Tangren [Michael Kim or K.M. Tangren]. Baseball. Married Lois "Sally" Shepherd. @2008 ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: M. "Kim" Tangren 1945 - 2014. Michael "Kim" Tangren, 68, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014, at his home. He was born October 12, 1945, in Provo, Utah, and was legally adopted by Hyrum Aryel Tangren and Iretta Hall Tangren. He grew up in Provo and graduated from BY High School in 1963. Kim attended Brigham Young University, where he studied law enforcement. He was a member of the Springville, Utah, National Guard Unit. On Sept. 5, 1972, he married Lois Sally Shepherd in the Provo Utah Temple. Besides living in Provo, they lived in Payson and Santaquinn, Utah, before moving to Idaho Falls. Kim was a member of the Idaho Falls Police Department for 27 years before retiring in 2000. Kim had a special interest in old cars. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. The family would like to thank the staff at Teton Cancer Institute, Teton Cancer radiology department and OneSource Home Health and Hospice for their tender, loving care of Kim. Kim is survived by his wife, Lois "Sally" Tangren of Idaho Falls; sons, Derek (Sunny) Tangren of Springville, Utah, and David Tangren of Idaho Falls; grandsons, Hyrum, Noah, Eli and Isaac Tangren of Springville, Utah; a brother-in-law, Jim (Susan) Shepherd of West Valley City, Utah; six nephews; and two nieces. Besides his parents, Kim was preceded in death by two sisters. Memorial services were held on Friday, Aug. 8, at Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St. in Idaho Falls, with Doug Crabtree officiating. Inurnment, Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions be made to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #6, 605 N. Capitol Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.coltrinmortuary.com. [Idaho Falls Post Register, August 6, 2014]

Tangren, M. Boyd
1338 Emerson Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105 US

Boyd Tangren
  • Work: (801) 487-9380

Class of 1954. M. Boyd Tangren. Track, Chorus, Ski Club, Childrens Theater. BYU BS Journalism 1960. Member, Board of Directors, Opportunity Fund for Developing Countries [OFDC], Salt Lake City, Utah: Boyd Tangren is a licensed structural engineer who has traveled to developing countries to offer his expertise toward improving infrastructure. This includes the access and distribution of fossil fuels, potable water projects and structural engineering for bridges. Parents of Boyd Tangren: Loras G. Tangren and Miriam Redd Tangren, of Moab, Utah.

Tangren, Wilford Emer [Tangreen,]

Tangren, Wilford Emer [Tangreen,]
Lodi, California US

Emer and Julia Tangren

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1907. Emer Tangreen [actually Wilford Emer Tangren] received a Normal Diploma. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 276. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYH Class of 1907. Emer Tangreen (sic), a Normal graduate. BYU [& BYH] Class of 1907 Listing of BYH Normal, High School, Commercial, Music, Agriculture, and Arts & Trades graduates. Source: Brigham Young University & Normal Training School, Catalogue & Announcements, for 32nd Academic Year, 1907-1908, p. 136. ~ ~ ~ ~ Wilford Emer Tangren was born on December 12, 1886 in Huntsville, Weber County, Utah. His parents were John Tangren and Esther Allan Tangren. W. E. Tangren married Julia Elvira Johnson on June 10, 1913. W. Emer Tangren died on June 2, 1979 [in Lodi, California, or Salt Lake City, Utah.]

Tanner, Arthur McLaughlin

Tanner, Arthur McLaughlin
Riverdale, Utah US

McLaughlin & Dauna Tanner

Class of 1941. McLaughlin Tanner [male]. French Club. Opera. Glee Club. ~ ~ ~ ~ Riverdale, Utah - Arthur McLaughlin Tanner, 82, was called to his final mission on Monday, January 24, 2005 at his home in Riverdale, Utah surrounded by his family. He was born December 1, 1922 in Provo, Utah, a son of Arthur Leroy and May McLaughlin Tanner. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1941. Arthur was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and on October 28, 1942, he married Dauna Lucille Grant in the Salt Lake Temple. During their marriage he was a Sealer in five temples and served five missions with his wife. In addition, he also served two individual Stake missions. He served his country with the U.S. Coast Guard and was a survivor of both World War II at Pearl Harbor and the Pacific Theater. Arthur worked as a journeyman electrician at Hill AFB and as an independent contractor. He loved fishing. Arthur was a good father, teacher, and friend. Arthur is survived by his wife, Dauna Tanner, two sons, Grant (Beavelynn) Tanner and L. Myron Tanner; seven daughters, Ravee (Jim ) Mullins, Aleta (Scott) Morrison, Cassie (Curtis) Madsen, Heidi (John) Hopper, Cynthia Cunningham, Dawn (DuWayne) Williams and Dalena (Roger) Falkner; 49 grandchildren, 105 great- grand- children and five great- great- grand- children. Also surviving is a sister, Katherine Tanner Carter. Graveside services were held at the Provo City Cemetery on January 28, 2005. [Deseret News, Wednesday, January 26, 2005.]

Tanner, Bruce M.

Tanner, Bruce M.
13620 Ferncrest Court
Saratoga, California 95070-5224 US

Bruce and Carolyn Tanner

Class of 1942 ~ Honorary. Bruce M. Tanner. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Bruce M. Tanner, resident of Saratoga, California, died peacefully in his sleep at the Saratoga home he shared with his wife, Carolyn, on Friday morning, July 6, 2012; he was surrounded by his wife and three children when he went to sleep for the last time. He was 88, and had been suffering from pneumonia and congestive heart failure. Bruce was born in 1924 in Idaho Falls, the third of three sons, to Orea Bean Tanner and Bertrand Myron Tanner. Bruce's father died when he was six months old, and his mother raised him with his two older brothers until the U.S. entered World War II. They had moved from Idaho to Provo, Utah (his parents' birthplace) when Bruce was six years old; there they moved five times in four years, finally settling in the house his mother built with the life insurance proceeds from his father's untimely death. He attended Brigham Young Elementary School and Brigham Young High School, later transferring to Provo Central High, where he served as Senior Class President. He remained close to and regularly communicated with several of his childhood friends over the years, at least one of whom he had known since they were six years old. His marriage in 1981 to Carolyn Bridgers lasted 31 years, and gave him great happiness -- something he mentioned to his children often. He attended the University of Washington before transferring to, and receiving his bachelor's degree from, Brigham Young University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He held a Master's degree in Public Administration from San Jose State University. Bruce was still in his last year of high school when the U.S. entered World War II in December 1941, and after attending an aircraft instrument school in Logan, Utah, he enlisted in the Army Air Force ("AAF"), which immediately sent him to Meteorology school at Pomona College in California. He deployed to the Middle East, and later Masirah Island in the Indian Ocean, as an AAF meteorologist. Although he was in New York City on VJ-Day, he had just arrived at the nearest Army base from overseas, and could not get a pass signed as no one was available to sign it: he was forced to listen to the renowned Times Square celebrations on the radio although they were occurring just a few miles from where he was. After discharging from the AAF as a corporal in February 1946, he attended UW and BYU, and eventually found employment with the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, working on large public works, before getting a position with Stanlin Oil and Gas, where he worked primarily in Oklahoma. In 1957, as he had taken a new position as an Urban Planner for the County of Santa Clara (a position he would hold until his retirement in 1984), he left for California and made it his home for the rest of his life. After taking an early retirement at age 60, he and his wife Carolyn launched an ambitious plan to travel. Throughout his life he was an avid reader, and an even more avid purchaser of books, always assuming that he could get to the books he purchased today "sometime in the future." It was, then, doubly tragic when he began to go blind from macular degeneration in his late seventies, just before effective treatments for the disease began to appear. By the time clinical treatments were available, he was for most practical purposes, blind. The majority of the books he had procured to enjoy in his retirement would remain inaccessible to him, and when he died, he left extensive and full bookshelves, in addition to boxes upon boxes of books, many unread. But he focused on those things that he could continue to enjoy, including radio and television news, audio books, music, conversation and food, each of which assumed outsized positions of importance in his life to replace the activities in which he could no longer engage, and he woke every day with a near-unimpeachable joie de vivre that astonished those around him. Although he had a reputation of self-imposed frugality with respect to his own expenses, he was uncommonly generous to individuals and charitable organizations alike (local church and secular aid organizations, American Indian charities, etc.), in addition to those organizations he felt were engaged in the broader public good (Zero Population Growth, public television and radio, etc.), to the point that loved ones counseled that he curtail his donations at least somewhat to ensure his retirement accounts lasted through retirement (advice which he acknowledged with genuine gratitude, then summarily ignored). By general consensus, his most unusual traits were honesty and loyalty, examples of which are legion. And while his honesty could sometimes be painful, the surprising salve of his loyalty often softened its sting. He spared few opportunities to express and demonstrate his love to his wife and children, and they loved him well in return. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Bridgers Tanner; children John Tanner, Amy Fall and Margaret Angelopoulos; children-in-law Jane Tanner, Jerry Fall and Spiros Angelopoulos, grandchildren David Tanner, Bruce Tanner, Alexandra Fall, Christine Fall, Gabrielle Fall and Nicolas Angelopoulos, and many nephews, nieces, their children, and their children's children. Bruce was predeceased first by his brother Robert Leigh Tanner, who died from injuries received in a sailplane accident, then by his brother Champ Bean Tanner, who died of pancreatic cancer, both in 1990. A memorial service will be held at a banquet facility located at the base of Coyote Peak, which Bruce hiked so many times with his children when they were young; the facility is part of the Santa Teresa Golf Club located at 260 Bernal Road, San Jose [phone: (408) 225-2650], on Saturday, July 21 at 3:00 pm. As he requested, Bruce's ashes shall be spread upon the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Asilomar Beach, the site of his honeymoon with Carolyn Bridgers, at a time to be determined. You may call John Tanner at (858) 344-8087 for more information. [San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times, July 12, 2012] Source

Tanner, Caleb

Tanner, Caleb
Provo, Utah US

Caleb Tanner

BY Academy High School Class of 1888 and 1889. Caleb Tanner received a Diploma: Bookkeeping and General Chemistry. Source: Deseret Evening News, May 28, 1888. BY Academy Class of 1889. Caleb Tanner received Certificates: Physics, Algebra, Geometry. Source: Utah Enquirer, May 28, 1889. Faculty & Staff. Caleb Tanner, Geometry & Engineering, 1897-1904.

Tanner, Carmela Dawn

Tanner, Carmela Dawn
St. George, Utah US

Carmela and David Forsyth

BYH Class Year Unknown? Carmella Dawn Tanner. [Not Class of 1948--name, photo do not appear with a senior class in any BYH yearbook.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: St. George, Utah Carmela Dawn Tanner Forsyth, 74, beloved wife, mother, and grandmama, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at her daughter's home in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born January 22, 1930 in Provo, Utah to Vasco M. and Annie Atkin Tanner. After graduating from BYU in 1954, Carmela married her sweetheart, David P. Forsyth, in the Salt Lake City Temple, officiated by Elder Spencer W. Kimball. They honeymooned in Heidelberg, Germany for three years while Dave served in the Army. She taught kindergarten and third grade and reveled in the marvelous and happy experiences of traveling all over Europe before their return to the states. Carmela loved 30 years of living on the east coast in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Raising the "4 T's" of Tammy, Todd, Tom, and Terry, was the joy of her life family gatherings, conversation, games and trips were her favorite activities. She was a travel agent for years and visited over 100 countries where she enjoyed the art, history and culture of each. She was an avid reader, history buff, nature lover, and genealogist. Carmela loved entertaining. Fixing dinners for 40 or more people was a common occurrence. The home was always open to strangers and friends, often for weeks at a time. She cherished her association with many lifelong friends. She was an excellent teacher, taught seminary, and held positions in Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary. Carmela is survived by a daughter, Tamara D. F. Schefcik (Jerry), of Las Vegas, Nevada; sons, Todd T. Forsyth (Sherae), and Thomas T. Forsyth (Tami), both of Seattle, Washington; and Terence T. Forsyth (Bobbie Jo), of Las Vegas, Nevada; sisters, Gloria Smith (Maurice), of St. George, Utah; and Carol Smith, of Provo, Utah; brother, V Jordan Tanner (Pat), of Alpine, Utah; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, April 9, 2004 in St. George, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. The family suggests contributions may be made to the Annie Atkin Tanner Literary Memorial Fund at Dixie State College, Attention: Development Office, 225 S. 700 E., St. George, Utah 84770. [Deseret News, Thursday, April 8, 2004.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: St. George, Utah -- David Pond Forsyth, 70, beloved husband, father and granddad, died from a long struggle with heart disease, Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at his home in St. George, Utah. He was born October 2, 1930 in Price, Utaj to Sterling C. Forsyth and Abigail Pond. He attended BYU for two years before leaving on an LDS mission to England and Wales. He continued at BYU and graduated in public relations and journalism, where he was editor of the Universe, the school's newspaper. That same year he met and married his dear redhead, Carmela Dawn Tanner, May 6, 1954, in the Salt Lake Temple by Elder Spencer W. Kimball. The two honeymooned in Heidelberg, Germany where Dave served in the Information Division of the U. S. Army for three years. They returned to the states where he launched outstanding careers in two fields: communications and education. With M.S. and doctoral degrees from Northwestern, he taught at Iowa, Northwestern, and Columbia College. At 37, David was named one of the Outstanding Young Men of America by the U. S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was manager of Communications Research at Chilton Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Executive Vice President of Hagen Communications in Montclair, NJ and for 11 years was the Executive Vice President of Research for McGraw-Hill, Inc. in New York City. He returned to BYU in 1990 as Chairman of the Department of Communications and retired in 1997 to become CEO of the Forsyth Group, Inc. He has received numerous awards and honors including: The BYU Alumni Association Special Recognition Award in 2000 (He served as a board member then president of that association from 1985-1991), Distinguished Service Award from BYU in 1975, was named by Advertising Age as one of the top 100 researchers in the US, served on the Advisory Board of KSL-TV in Salt Lake City and New York City and was awarded the McGraw-Hill Distinguished Achievement Award for Electronic Market Research Applications. He is also the author of the book The Business Press in America. David held numerous church callings including high councilman, New York/New Jersey/Connecticut public communications director, bishop, patriarch, MTC branch president, gospel doctrine teacher, and ward newsletter editor. He loved reading, traveling, public speaking (which he was called on to do often!), following BYU sports, but most of all he loved being with his wife and family the favorite activity being conversation. He was survived by his wife, Carmela Tanner, St. George; daughter, Tamara D.F. Schefcik (Jerry), Las Vegas; sons, Todd T. Forsyth (Sherae), Seattle; Thomas T. Forsyth (Tami), Murray, Utah; and Terence T. Forsyth (Bobbie Jo), Las Vegas; sister, Linda F. Wilkinson (Richard), Las Vegas and brother, Gary Forsyth (Elsie), Cedar Hills, Utah; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, August 17, 2001 in St. George. Interment, Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah. The family suggests contributions may be made to The David Forsyth Memorial Professorship in Mass Communications Research at BYU. [Deseret News, Wednesday, August 15, 2001.] ~ ~ ~ ~ FAMILY: Her parents were Professor Vasco Myron Tanner (born October 29, 1892 in Payson, Utah) and Annie Atkin Tanner (born December 14, 1891). Vasco and Annie married on June 5, 1917. The children of Vasco and Annie Tanner included: Carol Tanner, married Leo Evan Smith; Marilyn Tanner, married Edward Smith Murphy; Carmela Dawn Tanner, married David Pond Forsyth; Gloria Tanner, married Maurice Smith; and V Jordan Tanner, married Pat Nowell.

Tanner, Carol

Tanner, Carol
Provo, Utah US

Carol and Dave Smith

Class of 1936. Carol Tanner. She appears in the 1935 BYH Wildcat yearbook as a junior, but does not appear in the 1936 BYH Wildcat yearbook as a senior, but according to her obituary, graduated with the BYH Class of 1936. She may have missed photo day during her senior year. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Carol Tanner Smith, our beloved mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, and sister, died on May 25, 2006. She was 87 years old. At her side were her family members. Carol was born in Moroni, Utah, on October 4, 1918, the first child of Vasco M. And Annie A. Tanner. She graduated from B.Y. High in 1936, and received her degree in library science at BYU, and a Masters degree from U.S.C. She was later employed as BYU's head science librarian. In 1941 she married Evans Smith. Her two children, Rebecca, and David (Kathy), and their families were the joy of her life. Carol never seemed happier than when surrounded by her family. Carol was an active member of the LDS Church and over the course of her life held many positions. She had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She was kind, thoughtful, generous and loving right to the very end. She traveled extensively and was an active member of Sorosis and D.U.P. She took special delight in spoiling her pet dogs. Carol is survived by her daughter Rebecca Bailey, and son David (Kathy) Smith. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Christopher, Jason, Tavia, Rachel, Mary, Zachary, Heather, Gregory, Matthew, Elizabeth, Carolyn, and Levi. She is also survived by 18 great- grandchildren, a sister, Gloria Smith, a brother, V Jordan Tanner, her best friend of many years, Lloyd Allen, and many other family members that dearly loved her. Carol was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Marilyn Murphy and Carmela T. Forsyth and her husband, Dave. Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 30, 2006, in the Provo City Cemetery located at 610 South State Street. [Provo Daily Herald, May 28, 2006.] ~ ~ ~ ~ FAMILY: Parents: Professor Vasco Myron Tanner (born October 29, 1892 in Payson, Utah) and Annie Atkin Tanner (born December 14, 1891). Vasco and Annie married on June 5, 1917. The children of Vasco and Annie Tanner included: Carol Tanner, married Leo Evan Smith; Marilyn Tanner, married Edward Smith Murphy; Carmela Dawn Tanner, married David Pond Forsyth; Gloria Tanner, married Maurice Smith; and V Jordan Tanner, married Pat Nowell.

Tanner, Druce

Tanner, Druce
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Druce and Clyde Chipman

BYA Beaver Branch ~ Murdock Academy, Class of 1918? Druce Tanner. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Druce Tanner Chipman. Our loving Nana was taken from us far too soon at the age of 97. She was called home on April 2, 1997. Druce was born on May 18, 1900, in Beaver, Utah to Shepard LeRoy and Elizabeth Jane Reese Tanner. On August 15, 1938, she eloped to Las Vegas, Nevada to marry Clyde Chipman. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on September 14, 1977. He preceded her in death after 49 years of marriage on March 31, 1984. Druce Tanner attended the Murdock Academy in Beaver, Utah, and went on to graduate from the U of U, and the McCune School of Music. Druce loved to play the piano and loved to share her music with visitors, especially those who would sing along with her. She taught 1st grade at various elementary schools and retired from Rose Park Elementary in 1965, after serving for 38 years. She loved teaching, and she loved all children. Any child was her friend and she always had time to play a game, read a story, or teach a song to them. Nothing was so important that it couldn't be interrupted to spend time with her "sweet kids." Those of us lucky enough to be love by her had the best gift in the world. Nana died of complications from a fall in her home in spite of the great care she received from the St. Joseph's Transitional care staff. Preceded in death by her sisters, Aleen Marx and Dorothy Anderson, and brother John Tanner. Survived by her family: Linda, June "Markey", Bentley and Quincy Adams. Also servived by a brother, Eugene Tanner (Molly), and Norma Tanner, and special friend, Crystal Johnson. Funeral services were held Monday, April 7, 1997 at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 255 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. Her interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery. [Deseret News, Sunday, April 6, 1997.]

Tanner, Grace

Tanner, Grace
Provo, Utah US

Grace Tanner

BY Academy High School Class of 1888 & Faculty. Grace Tanner received a Diploma: Domestic Science. Source: Deseret Evening News, May 28, 1888. Faculty & Staff. Grace Tanner, Arithmetic teacher, 1885-1890.

Tanner, Harold Fowler

Tanner, Harold Fowler
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada CA

Harold and Norma Tanner

Class of 1948. Harold F. Tanner. McGrath High, Canada 1, 2. BYH 3. Married Norma Barton--they met at BYU. (See Harold and Norma's photo on Class of 1949 reunion page for 2003.) "I have a photo of the graduating class of 1948 as it appeared in the Y'ld Cat newspaper dated May 28th 1948. My picture is the last one as it appeared in the graduating class in 1948. We have lived in Lethbridge, Alberta for 50+ years." @ 2006 We have been informed by Harold Tanner's family that he passed away recently (Autumn 2009). ~ ~ ~ ~ Funeral Notice: Harold F. Tanner passed away suddenly at Chinook Regional Hospital on Friday, October 9, 2009 at the age of 80 years. Friends may meet the family on Friday, October 16, 2009 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Christensen Salmon Funeral Home, 327-10 Street South, Lethbridge, or prior to the funeral service at the church on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lethbridge Stake Centre, 2410-28 Street South, Lethbridge, with Bishop Jim Clark officiating. Interment to follow in the Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge. Southern Alberta Generations Funeral Home, 703-13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2 - Phone: (403) 382-3601. [Lethbridge Herald, Wednesday, October 14, 2009.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Harold Fowler Tanner. October 25, 1928 October 9, 2009. Passed away suddenly Friday, October 9, 2009 of an aneurism. He was survived by his best friend and wife, Norma; two children, Curtis (Susie) Tanner and Karen (Burns) Alston; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren whom he dearly loved. Harold F. Tanner and his two brothers shared a lifelong career in their company, Tanco Windows & Doors. Harold served as the president of Hudac (Home Builders Association) for a number of years and was a well respected member of his community. He was active in his church and held numerous leadership positions and at present, was an ordinance worker in the Alberta Temple. Of all the tributes to his legacy, those that most epitomized his life and character were his generosity; that his duties were always done; that he honored his promises; and that he was a man without guile toward anyone. Interment, Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge. @2009

Tanner, Henry Smith

Tanner, Henry Smith
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Henry + 5 Tanner

BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1894 and 1897. Henry S. Tanner. Henry received the degree of Bachelor of Pedagogy (B. Pd.) in the Class of 1894 on May 24, 1894. Source: Ogden Standard Examiner, May 26, 1894. ~ ~ ~ ~ Henry S. Tanner received the degree of Bachelor of Didactics (B. D.) in May of 1897. Source: The (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 27, 1897. ~ ~ ~ ~ Henry Smith Tanner was born on February 15, 1869 in Payson, Utah. His parents were Joseph Smith Tanner and Elizabeth Clark Haws Tanner. Henry Smith Tanner married at least five times: to Laura Lauretta Woodland on March 5, 1890 in Logan, Utah; to Mary Isabell Richards on January 6, 1901 in Salt Lake City; to Clarice Thatcher on December 19, 1901 in Salt Lake City; to Louetta Brown on January 16, 1904 in Salt Lake City; and to Columbia Eden Richards on February 1, 1909 in Salt Lake City. He died on May 23, 1935 in Salt Lake City. His interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery, Utah.

Tanner, Inez

Tanner, Inez

Inez Tanner

Class of 1921. Inez Tanner. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1921. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 392.

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