Alphabetical Alumni
Vacher, Charles J.

Vacher, Charles J.
Provo, Utah US

Charles and Laura Vacher

Class of 1921. Charles Vacher. Source: 1921 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Charles J. [Jr.?] Vacher was born June 7, 1901 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Charles E. Vacher and Marie Pauline Alleg Vacher. He married Laura Bonnett circa 1927, in Provo, Utah? Laura Bonnett was born on February 24, 1906 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were John Bonnett and Delia Fitzgerald Bonnett. She died on August 9, 1982. He died on June 5, 1988 in Provo, Utah.

Valgardson, Mary

Valgardson, Mary
Provo, Utah US

Mary and Gordon McEuen

Class of 1968. Mary Valgardson. Senior Class Vice-President. Senior Dinner Committee. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Mary Valgardson was born August 17, 1950, Provo, Utah. Her parents are Paul Ephriam Valgardson and Florence Marie Davis Valgardson. She married Gordon Frederick McEuen, Jr. on June 2, 1971. She died July 27, 1978 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery.

Valgardson, Ray A.
2082 S. California Ave
Provo, Utah 84606-6530 US

Ray Valgardson
  • Cell: 801-722-9910 (Pref.)
  • Home: 801-374-2280

Class of 1966. Ray Valgardson. Football, Baseball, Track, Wrestling, Lettermens Club, German Club, Seminary Graduate. Mission: Western Canada 1967-1969 (Alberta and Northern B.C.). BYU for 3.5 years, also Utah Trade Tech, Construction. Owner, Ra-Val Construction. Married, Bonnie Barlow (div). Seven children: 1. Chalyce workes for an accounting firm and lives in SLC. 2. Melynda lives in Provo, Calfironia & Hawaii, works in media business. 3. Leyah lives in Las Vegas and works for Pulte Homes. 4. Dayne lives in Pocatello Idaho and works as an electrician. 5. Deryk lives in Olympia Washington and works in a furniture store. 6. Emberly lives in Provo and works drawing plans on CAD. 7. Tyne is going to UVSC studying dance. Ray is a pilot, general contractor, and a teacher. Alternate address: PO Box 51101, Provo, Utah 81605 ~ ~ ~ ~ Ray was unable to attend the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the Class of 1966 because he just had a hip replacement. @2016

Valgardson, Richard Paul

Valgardson, Richard Paul
1947 N Chappel Dr
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660-1318 US

Rich and Sheila Valgardson
  • Work: 801-375-7486
  • Toll Free: 801-375-8399
  • Cell: 801-420-4790

Class of 1965. Rich Valgardson. Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball, Y Club President, Chorus, Achievement Award Basketball & Baseball. BYU BS Accounting 1972. Married Sheila Wright, BYH Class of 1965, on July 5, 1972. He served as a bishop in the LDS Church. Rich passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

Family: We have five grown children:
~~Jason: Jason is 31, married to Erica and living in a new home in Pleasant Grove. They have three beautiful daughters (6,4, & 5 mo.) ...two blonds and one with black hair. Jason graduated in Construction Management and builds our homes for us.
~~Kam: Kam is 29, married to Sarianna, and living in a new home in Las Vegas, Nevada. They have a 9-month old son that looks just like him. He played football at BYU and graduated in Construction Management, is currently working for Pulte Construction in Land Acquisition.
~~Coby: Coby is 28, married to Chantille, and living in a new home in Mapleton. They have no children but are "working on it". Both just graduated from UVSC in Business Management. Chantille's parents are semi-retired but own Lakeside RV Park by Utah Lake and Coby and Chantille manage it with hopes of buying it.
~~Amanda: Amanda is 26, married to Seth Poulson, and living in a new home in Provo, while they build another one in Spanish Fork. No children so far. Seth just graduated in Accounting, but is an outdoors fanatic. In his spare time, he makes cabinetry and works for Boswell Corp. Amanda graduated from UVSC in Executive Assisting with Desktop Publishing emphasis -- she also played volleyball. Then she got her real estate license and worked in sales. We finally convinced her to come work for us and she runs our sales and is project manager.
~~Megan, 22, just finished four years of playing college basketball...two years at CEU, and two years at Montana State. She is 6'2" and was all conference and all academic. She has one more year of college to finish her degree in Health Promotion...and hasn't quite found the right guy yet. She's working for us, as well as for Coby and Chantille for the summer. She's very tired of Montana and wants to finish at the University of Utah. Rich's dad passed away 2 years ago after a two year stay in a rest home. His mom is 86 and not doing well.

Our Work: We lived in west Provo for 18 years and have lived here in east Provo for 15 years. Now that our kids are all pretty well gone, we run our construction business out of our home. We have a company called Irontown Housing Company and we build modular homes (not trailers or manufactured homes). We have a factory in Springville, but are going to need a larger one so have plans for building in Spanish Fork. Our big market this year is California and we have some million-dollar homes we are getting ready to build. It is cheaper to build them here in sections and transport them to California than build there. Rich's expertise in moving has been invaluable. Sheila is the office manager. Someday we will retire...

Play: We haven't played much. We did go on some vacations to Acapulco, Hawaii, Puerto Vallarta, and Aruba. They were great, but the last few years it's been hard to get away. Most trips have been to Las Vegas to see our grandson, or to Montana to watch ballgames.

Memories: The memories come as we run across people or places that remind us of times past. We loved getting to see the new Provo City library finished...and tried to tell our children all about the things we saw happen there, even though the grandchildren just liked the elevator. When we went to Price to see Megan play ball, we remembered being "escorted" out of town after football games down there. When Kam played at BYU, we remembered so many BY High games. Rich still has a scar on his lip from a game there. Sometimes we run into Coach Leishman who told us girls that we were bad for athletes. When I see Megan hoarse after a game, I remember cheering so loud that I didn't have a voice the next day. There were the decorations for the dances, making flowers, rubber swimming pools that leaked, hearing songs like Blue Moon, the pole in the main hall, the graffiti by Provo High, the Y burned in their football field, the assemblies in that awful College Hall auditorium, the catwalk where we kicked a hole! to hang an election banner, Anna B. Hart in the carrels, flipping ink cartridges, the burgers across the street, Sadie Hawkins dance in the gym, the guys running up and down the stairs in the elementary school and on and on. It was such a big part of our lives. @2005 ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate email: @2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ DEATH NOTICE: Richard Paul Valgardson, age 68, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at his home in Spanish Fork. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 24th, at 10:30 a.m. in the Leland LDS Ward building, 575 W 400 N, Spanish Fork. A viewing will be held prior to services from 9–10 a.m. in the same building. An additional viewing will be held Monday Evening, November 17, 2015, from 6–8 p.m at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N. University Ave. Provo. To read the obituary and to express condolences visit ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: In the early morning of November 18, 2015 our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Richard Paul Valgardson, age 68, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones after a valiant fight with complications of pancreatic cancer. As a family, we take comfort knowing that we will see him again and he is joined once more with loved ones who have gone on ahead. Richard was born on November 28, 1946, in Provo, Utah, to Paul Ephriam and Florence Davis Valgardson. The oldest of seven children, he grew up in Provo attending Wasatch Elementary, Farrer Junior High, Brigham Young High School, and Brigham Young University. While attending BY High, he excelled in all activities but stood out specifically in basketball, football, baseball, and track. He also played on many local baseball and softball teams in the valley. Richard served an LDS mission to the North British Mission. Upon his return, he accepted a football scholarship to BYU as a lineman, and graduated with a degree in accounting and a minor in business management & economics. He married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Sheila Wright. Together, they were sealed forever in the Provo Temple and blessed with five children. Richard and Sheila went on to start many different businesses together, focusing on building, construction, and house moving. Richard was a member of the LDS Church and served faithfully in all positions in which he served. He served in many capacities in the Church including bishop, high councilman, gospel doctrine teacher, and his favorite, a Primary teacher. He had a strong testimony and always had a great influence on everyone he worked with. Richard gained the most joy in being surrounded by his loving family and friends. His passion was working hard and helping others, which he demonstrated often. Hobbies included watching all sports, Dodge Chargers, and anything to do with large trucks. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Ephriam Valgardson, his mother, Florence Davis Valgardson, and his sisters, Mary McEuen and Sarah Valgardson. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Wright Valgardson, and their five children Jason (Erica) Valgardson, Kam (Sarianna) Valgardson, Coby (Beverly) Valgardson, Amanda (Seth) Poulson, and Megan (Scott) Evans. His 21 grandchildren in whom he shows the most pride and love, also survive him. Viewings will be held between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2015 at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N. University Avenue, Provo, Utah, and Tuesday, November 24, 2015, from 9:00–10:00 a.m. prior to services at the Leland Ward, Spanish Fork West Stake Building, 575 W. 400 N., Spanish Fork, Utah. Funeral Services will follow at 10:30 am. Condolences may be offered to the family at [Provo Daily Herald, 22 Nov 2015]

Valgardson, William Charles
Box 4826
Taber, Alberta, Canada T1G 1A1 CA

Bill Valgardson
  • Work: (403) 223-9374
  • Cell: (403) 223-9031

Class of 1971. Bill Valgardson. BYU-Idaho AAS 1974.

Van Buren, Chester Granville (1906)

Van Buren, Chester Granville (1906)

Chester and Alice Van Buren

Brigham Young University Graduate, Class of 1906. C. G. Van Buren received the Batchelor of Pedagogy degree (B.Pd.) in May of 1906. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 217. ~ ~ ~ ~ Chester Granville Van Buren was born on March 15, 1875 in Manti, Utah. His parents were Andrew Cheney Van Buren and Lovina Emeline Cox Van Buren. Chester married Alice Verena Keye Buckmiller [or Buchmiller] on June 25, 1922. Chester G. Van Buren died on December 16, 1928 in Orangeville, Emery County, Utah. His interment, Orangeville, Utah, Cemetery.

Van Buren, Craig
1839 West 1730 North
Provo, Utah 84604-1182 US

Craig and Liz Van Buren
  • Work: (801) 375-0047

Class of 1971. Craig Van Buren [or Vanburen]. ~ ~ ~ ~ Craig Van Buren married Elizabeth [Liz] Clark, the daughter of Marion Larsen Clark Finlayson, and stepdaughter of Earl Taylor Finlayson. Elder Michael Van Buren, son of Craig and Liz Van Buren of Provo served in the England London Mission of the LDS Church.

Van Cott, John Waldemar

Van Cott, John Waldemar
Orem, Utah US

John and Emily Van Cott

Faculty & Staff, early 1960s. John Van Cott. Biology teacher. HIS OBITUARY: John Waldemar Van Cott, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at the ripe old age of 94, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Frank Victor Van Cott and Annie Anderson Van Cott on June 24, 1911, one of six children, and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. As active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, John Van Cott and Emily Schoenhals were married in the Salt Lake Temple on August 12, 1937, followed by a honeymoon on their Harley-Davidson to the Pacific Coast. They loved the outdoors -- skiing and hiking in the mountains. Their family came first, and they loved nothing more than piling the kids into their station wagon and heading for the ocean. John worked for the U.S. Grazing Service and Forest Service. During WWII he was a Sergeant and then Lieutenant in police work on the Atomic Bomb Project in Washington. After the war, with his degree from Utah State University and his love of nature, he opened his own business, the Van Cott Pet Shop & Aquarium. In 1960, he moved his family to Orem/Provo where he taught biology at BY High School. He then moved on to Brigham Young University in the Botany Department for the next 16 years. He retired in 1976 and went on to complete and publish his dream project -- the book, Utah Place Names. He had a testimony of the gospel, which he demonstrated by example. He served in the Bishopric, quorums and auxiliaries of the church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Emily Schoenhals of Salt Lake City, and his oldest daughter, Ann Van Cott (Jim) Palmer of Kentucky. He is survived by three of his four children, John F. (Trudy) Van Cott, Robert J. (Barbara) Van Cott, and Linda Van Cott. He also has 24 lovely grandchildren and 44 great- grandchildren, with 3 more on the way. He was extremely grateful for the love and support of his family and friends, and said often in his later years, "I've had a wonderful life." Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the Sharon Ward Chapel in Orem. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery next to his beloved wife. [Provo Daily Herald on March 9, 2006.]

Van Cott, Lois

Van Cott, Lois
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Lois and Edward Hatchcock

Class of 1943 ~ Honorary. Lois Van Cott. ~ ~ ~ ~ Lois Van Cott was born on May 21, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents were John South Van Cott and Celia Anderson Van Cott. Lois Van Cott married Edward Jesse Hathcock on May 12, 1943. Lois Hathcock died on September 6, 1960 in Provo, Utah. Her interment, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Van Cott, Shirley

Van Cott, Shirley
Orem, Utah US

Shirley and Giles Baum

Class of 1957. Shirley Van Cott. She married Giles G. Baum. ~ ~ ~ ~ "I loved my years at BY High. Even though I also went to public schools, I wish that my parents had left me at the B Y schools the whole time. I started there in Kindergarten and went through Third Grade. After some years in public schools, I came back in the Ninth Grade and again in the Eleventh and Twelfth grades. I felt that I fit in with the others and I felt at peace there. To others who went there all the time, maybe they won't understand, but I loved the teachers and the students and I felt that I really belonged." ~ ~ Shirley Van Cott Baum @2007 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Shirley Ann Van Cott Baum, 1939–2017. Shirley Ann Van Cott Baum returned home to our Heavenly Father peacefully in her sleep on the morning of May 18, 2017 from natural causes. She was born May 4, 1939 to John and Celia Van Cott in Provo, Utah. Her life changed forever when she followed a prompting to go to a high school dance where she met her sweetheart, Giles Gordon Baum. They were married on June 29,1955 and sealed for eternity on May 4, 1956 in the Manti, Utah LDS temple and built a beautiful life together raising five children at their home in Orem, Utah. Shirley graduated from B.Y. High in the Class of 1957 and earned an Associate’s degree in Graphic Art from UVCC. An accomplished artist, Shirley was an active member of the LDS church and held many callings throughout her life. She was a student of the scriptures and developed a strong testimony of the gospel. She made love the dominant quality of her life, in every way teaching our Savior’s gospel by her example. We love you Mom and will miss you every day until we’re together again! You’re a keeper! Shirley is survived by her husband of almost 62 years, Giles Gordon Baum; her daughters Ruth Ann Greaves, Linda Lee Peay, Shirley Kathleen (Todd) Bendall, Susan Elizabeth (Jeremy) Myntti and daughter in law Sharlene Gurney Baum; 29 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren, and her sister Carolyn (Robert) Heusser. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Celia Van Cott; in-laws Floyd and Edith Baum; her sisters Maureen Jennings and Lois Hathcock; her son David Giles Baum; a grandson, Travis and great granddaughter, Gabriella. Services will be held May 25, 2017 at the Sharon 3rd ward chapel 430 South 700 East Orem, Utah at 11:00 am preceded by a viewing at 9:30 am the same day. Condolences may be offered to the family online at [Provo Daily Herald, May 21, 2017]

Van Moorlehem, Ida Jean
, Missouri US

Ida Jean Van Moorlehem

Class of 1960 ~ Honorary. Ida Jean Van Moorlehem. Attended in 1957, participated in BYJrH Music. ~ ~ ~ ~ [Ancestral name: Van Moorleghem]. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents are Walter F. Van Moorlehem and Ellen Venie Pinegar Van Moorlehem. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her sister, Patricia Van Mooorlehem, graduated from BYH in the Class of 1957. Ida Jean now lives in Missouri. @2008

Van Moorlehem, Patricia
Yucaipa, California US

Tricia Beuler

Class of 1957. Patricia (Pat, Tricia) Van Moorlehem. [Ancestral name: Van Moorleghem]. Notre Maison, Model U.N., Band, Spanish Club, Graduation Committee. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents are Walter F. Van Moorlehem and Ellen Venie Pinegar Van Moorlehem. ~ ~ ~ ~ Tricia has three children, four grandchildren & three great-grandchildren. "None of my classmates knew that I was a year younger than them. I skipped 10th grade. I'll be 68 next month; I was still sweet 16 when I graduated BYH. ~ ~ ~ ~ One of my favorite BYH teachers was Mr. Allman who taught biology & Spanish. So, I had him two years in a row! He talked two of us girls into going to the Prom with guys from South America who spoke little was fun! The only thing more fun was when our band won the chance to go to Vegas. We marched in our WOOL uniforms for miles in Vegas in hot weather for Helldorado Days! I played first chair flute the two years I was there. ~ ~ ~ ~ Our family name was Van Moorleghem when my grandfather, Isadore F. Van Moorleghem, came through Ellis Island, NY in 1896. He was born in Nokere, Belgium in 1876. He was 20 years old when he immigrated. The family name was changed to Van Moorlehem when they settled in Canada. Several weeks ago I finally found the original ship's manifest with my grandfather's name on it! I've been looking for it for five years. No one else had been able to find it. Needless to say, I am ecstatic with joy! Now I am beginning to find relatives! In Belgium they still spell our name Van Moorleghem, along with several families in the States here. My father and four of us children were all born in Canada. My youngest sister, Nancy, was the only member of the family born in the U.S., besides my mother. @2008

Van Orman, Peter Mendenhall
448 East 90 North
Orem, Utah 84097 US

Peter and Linda Van Orman
  • Work: (801) 226-0309

Class of 1962. Peter Van Orman. Football, Golf, Band, Seminary Graduate, Industrial Arts Achievement. BYU BS Business 1968, Arizona State University JD Law 1971. Peter Mendenhall Van Orman married Linda Williams. Company Name: Affiliated Realty Group, Attorney/ Salesman/ Investor, 574 South State Street, Orem, Utah 84057 - (801) 434-8811. @2007 Degree Information University AR STATE UNIVERSITY Degree JD/LAW Degree Type JD Degree Year 1971 University BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY College Business Degree BUSINESS Degree Type BS Degree Year 1968 Career Information Activity BUSINESS

Van Tassell, G. Lane
507 Peg Wen Blvd
Statesboro, Georgia 30461-5062 US

Lane and Chris Van Tassell
  • Home: (912) 764-7397

Class of 1959. G. Lane Van Tassell. Football, Track, Lettermen, Bookkeeping, Senior Certificate, Science Club. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents are Glen Van Tassell and Harriet Erma Marchant, married May 14, 1939 in Tabiona, Utah, later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Lane served as a missionary in Chile [Argentina Mission], early 1960s. BYU BA International Relations 1966. He married Christine Smith. Claremont-McKenna College PHD International Relations 1971. G. Lane Van Tassell, Ph.D., International Relations, retired from Georgia Southern University, where he was Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies for seven years, Chair of the Department of Political Science for 14 years, and Professor of Political Science for 33 years. He is currently a visiting professor at Augusta State University. [Spring 2004]. ~ ~ ~ ~ Dean of the Graduate School at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia. Visiting Professor of Political Science at Augusta State College, Augusta, Georgia. ~ ~ ~ ~ [Note: email sent to has been returned as incorrect.] @Feb 2009

Van Tassell, Joan
255 North 100 East
Duchesne, Utah 84021 US

Joan and Jack Foy
  • Work: (435) 738-5791

Class of 1957 ~ Honorary. Joan Van Tassell. Her parents are Glen Van Tassell and Harriet Erma Marchant, married May 14, 1939 in Tabiona, Utah, later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Her brother, G. Lane Van Tassell, is a member of the BYH Class of 1959. She married Jack Foy, and they live in Duchesne, Utah. @2007

Van Wagenen, Cleo

Van Wagenen, Cleo

Cleo Van Wagenen

Class of 1918. Cleo Van Wagenen. She received a High School Diploma in 1918. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 60.

Van Wagenen, Clyde L.

Van Wagenen, Clyde L.

Clyde Van Wagenen

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1928. Clyde L. Van Wagenen. He received a BS Degree in 1928. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 420.

Van Wagenen, Glen George

Van Wagenen, Glen George
Provo, Utah US

Glen Van Wagenen

Classes of 1917 and 1918. Class of 1917. Glen G. Van Wagenen. He received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 491. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1918. Glen Van Wagenen. Music Department. He graduated Monday evening, May 27, 1918. Source 1: 1918 Graduation Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1918. Glen G. Van Wagenen. He received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1918. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 491. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1920. Glen G. Van Wagenen. He received an AB Degree in Music in 1920. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 491. ~ ~ ~ ~ Glen G. Van Wagenen born 1901 in Provo, Utah. Died August 7, 1926 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Age At Death: 25 Years, 1 Month, 10 Days. His parents: George Christopher Van Wagenen & Katie Matilda Stark Van Wagenen.

Van Wagenen, Halmah Chase

Van Wagenen, Halmah Chase
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Halmah & Mabel Van Wagenen

Class of 1908 ~ Honorary. Halmah Chase Van Wagenen was born 3 October 1891 at Midway, Wasatch County, Utah to David L. Van Wagenen and Avis Mary Bronson. He attended Provo Elementary and BYU High School. His favorite recreation was fishing and traveling. A special talent of his was cabinet-making. His hobby: Home repair. Halmah was an Elder in the LDS Church and was baptized September 6, 1901. He married February 7, 1918 at Provo, Utah County, Utah to Mabel Buella Harding. His business activities: Grocery manager, magazine salesman. He migrated from Provo to Midway to Provo to Salt Lake City, Utah. His civic activities: PTA. He served a mission to Western States June 18, 1912 to August 10, 1914. Halmah had two sons and four brothers and three sisters.

Van Wagenen, Hattie

Van Wagenen, Hattie

Hattie Van Wagenen

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1907. Hattie Van Wagenen. She received a Normal Diploma. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B.Y. Academy, Book 2, Page 162. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYH Class of 1907. Hattie Van Wagenen, 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.

Van Wagenen, Julie Belle
1257 Cambridge Ct
Provo, Utah 84604-4172 US

Julie and Nelson Aidukaitis
  • Home: 801-377-8867

Class of 1961. Julie Belle Van Wagenen. Dramatics, F.H.A., Model U.N. Reporter, Seminary Graduate, Chorus, Betty Crocker Award, Jouralism Rep in California, Honor Roll. ~ ~ ~ ~ Julie married Nelson Carlos Aidukaitis, who served as president of the Brazil Salvador South Mission from Tuesday, July 01, 2003 to Saturday, July 01, 2006. ~ ~ ~ ~ We have been back from our mission for over two years now. We are currently working at the Provo MTC with the Portuguese-speaking missionaries. We have seven children, Lee Nelson, Erik Dean, Amy Laura, Alisa Maria, Karla Belle, Jennifer Julie,and Kristina Antonia, and a foster daughter Roseli, and 23 grandchildren so far. After twenty years of studying, I finally received a Bachelors of Science degree from BYU. I haven't used it much, but it will look good on my obituary! I did work a bit for BYU in the Humanities advisement center and for the Provo public school system. Most of my time has been spent at home raising children and grandchildren, recovering the sofa and making the drapes, and feeding the needy. I love the Lord, my family, and our wonderful BY High reunions. Thank you for keeping this site alive! ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate email: @2010

Van Wagenen, Kenneth L.
PO Box 92152
Pasadena, California 91109 US

Ken and Felicia Van Wagenen

Class of 1975. Kenneth Van Wagenenen. BYU BS Finance 1982. ~ ~ ~ ~ Kenny attended BY Elementary School through the 5th grade, at which time BY High School and elementary school were closed. At that point he completed elementary, Jr High School, and High School locally in the public schools. Kenny became well known locally performing as a guitarist in several rock bands for school dances and activities throughout the area. He continued his education at BYU graduating cum laude in Business Administration. He served a church mission in Scotland. After completing undergraduate study, he pursued his postgraduate education at UCLA, graduating with an MBA degree in 1984. Kenny, thereafter known as Ken, married Felicia Hauptman and they have two children, Ryan and Melissa. As an original founder of the Wells Fargo Investment subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank, Ken presided over an impressive growth of client investment assets exceeding $2 billion by the year 2000. Three times Ken was recognized by Barron's national business magazine as one of the top 100 financial advisors in the country. He became known for his conservative style of investment management. Ken serves locally in Pasadena California on several charitable foundations and has held many charitable fundraisers to benefit the Pasadena Museum of History. @Oct 2008

Van Wagenen, Norman D.
PO Box 1546
Provo, Utah 84603 US

Norm Van Wagenen

Class of 1972. Norman Van Wagenen. BYU BA Economics 1978. Norman D. Van Wagenen.

Van Wagenen, Paul Gerrit
3244 Chevy Chase
Houston, Texas 77019-3210 US

Paul and Jeanine Van Wagenen
  • Home: 713-520-4594

Class of 1963. Paul G. Van Wagenen. 1963 BYH Student Body Historian. Debate, Band, Band Manager, Pep Band Director, Honor Society President, Newspaper Sports Editor, High School Bowl Team, Boys State, KOVO Reporter, Youth Senate Representative, Drama, Quill & Scroll, Science Club, Model U.N., Seminary 4 years. BYU BA Political Science 1970. Parents: Dean E. and Belle de Jong Van Wagenen of Provo. Van Wagenen graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1963, received his BA from BYU in 1970, and his JD from the University of Washington in 1973. His wife: Jeanine M. Van Wagenen. ~ ~ ~ ~ Prior to joining Pogo in 1979, he worked for Exxon in a variety of capacities in its Anchorage, Houston, Midland, New Orleans and New York offices. Paul has been with Pogo since 1979 when he became the company's first in-house attorney. In April 1982 he was promoted to vice president and general counsel and in January 1986 became senior vice president. He had been a director of the company since 1988, and was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pogo Producing Co., a Houston-based oil and gas exploration company, in October 1990. His appointment came during a special meeting of the board of directors. Van Wagenen succeeded William C. Liedtke Jr., Pogo founder, who later died on March 1, 1991. Paul G. Van Wagenen, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director at Pogo Producing Company, Houston, Texas. Energy / Oil & Gas Operations. Director since 1988. 65 years old (2010). Van Wagenen was Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 1991. He also served as the Chairman of the Executive Committee. Mr. Van Wagenen was a member of the All-American Wildcatters and was a member of the National Petroleum Council. He served as a member of the Executive Committee of the board of directors of the Greater Houston YMCA. He was on the Executive Committee of the board of directors of the National Ocean Industries Association. He was also a director of the Domestic Petroleum Council and a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Oil & Gas Association. He was an active member of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, the Center for Strategic and International Studies-Houston Roundtable, and the Greater Houston Partnership. ~ ~ ~ ~ November 6, 2007, Houston: Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE: PXP) Completes Acquisition of Pogo Producing Company. Plains Exploration & Production Company announced that PXP and Pogo Producing Company (NYSE: PPP) ("POGO") stockholders approved the transaction at their respective stockholder meetings earlier today and the acquisition has closed. Each Pogo stockholder will receive cash, shares of PXP common stock, or a combination of both, subject to the election and allocation procedures described in the joint proxy statement/prospectus. The value of the merger consideration to be received with respect to each share of Pogo common stock will be equal to $58.48 based on the ten trading day average closing sales prices of PXP common stock ending on the fifth day before the merger. PXP issued approximately 40 million shares of common stock and paid approximately $1.5 billion in cash. Total shares outstanding are approximately 113 million. For financial reporting purposes the acquisition is effective November 6, 2007. Mr. Thomas A. Fry, III and Dr. Charles G. Groat, both former members of the Pogo Board of Directors, will join the PXP Board. Mr. James C. Flores will remain the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and PXP's current management, including its executive staff Winston M. Talbert, Executive Vice President & CFO, Doss R. Bourgeois, Executive Vice President Exploration & Production, and John F. Wombwell, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, will continue in their current capacities. PXP is an independent oil and gas company primarily engaged in the upstream activities of acquiring, developing, exploiting, exploring and producing oil and gas in its core areas of operation: California, Rockies, Permian Basin, Texas Panhandle, South Texas and the Gulf Coast region of the United States. PXP is headquartered in Houston, Texas. SOURCE: Plains Exploration & Production Company. ~ ~ ~ ~ Memories of Law School Inspire Van Wagenen Scholarship in 2009. Inspired by how a much-needed scholarship helped make the dream of law school a reality, University of Washington School of Law alumnus Paul G. Van Wagenen '73 made a gift establishing The Paul G. Van Wagenen Endowed Scholarship at the UW School of Law. "One of the oldest existing endowed scholarships at the law school is named for William Wallace Wilshire," said Van Wagenen, retired chairman and CEO of Pogo Producing Company in Houston, Texas. "I received one of those scholarships, and now I can assist a new generation to get a good legal education." Immediately after graduating, Van Wagenen joined the law department of Exxon where his experience in oil and gas exploration included contract and transactional work, joint ventures, litigation, and federal administrative law and governmental relations. He joined Pogo Producing Company five years later to head the legal department and rose to the position of chairman and CEO. Now retired, Van Wagenen credits much of his success to "the good legal education I received at the law school." "For more than 60 years, the Wilshire scholarship helped so many students," he said. "Now I can continue in that tradition." [November 2009] ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate address: Paul Van Wagenen, PO Box 27984, Houston TX 77227. @2010

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Ron and Marolyn Van Wagenen
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Class of 1959. Ronald J. Van Wagenen. Basketball, Baseball, Football, Lettermen, Chorus. [Also spelled Van Wagonen in 1959 Wildcat Yearbook - Van Wagenen is correct]. BYU BS Agricultural Economics 1967. He married Marolyn Dorsey. @2009

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