Class of 1968 H.S.

Class of 1968 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni

Acord, Janeen (1968)
964 Ridgeview Dr
Reno, Nevada 89511-8509 US

Janeen and Paul Kelly

Class of 1968. Janeen Acord. Senior Class Social Chair; Senior Dinner Committee; Pep Club 2-4; High Steppers 2-4; drill mist. 3-4; FHA 3-4; FHA VP 4; Thespians 3-4; Thespian Social Chair 3; Honor Society 4; Symphony Debonaires 3-4; Drama 1, 3; Excellent in state dramatic reading 3; Chorus 4; Wildcat Yearbook 4; Yearbook class editor 4; Softball 2; Track 2; Volleyball 2; BY Jr. High Secretary ; Christmas Queen 2; Harvest Queen 1st attendant 4; Girls' State 3; TAP Chair 4; State FHA Convention 4; Junior Prom Committee 3; Christmas Dance Committee 2. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BA Education 1972. Married Paul P. Kelly. Her parents: Clair R. Acord and Idona Acord. Their three children: Newell C. Acord [BYH Class of 1958] (Pam) of West Bountiful, Utah; Reid H. Acord [BYH Class of 1962](Nancy), of West Bountiful; and Janeen Acord [BYH Class of 1968] (Paul) Kelly of Newport, Oregon [1997]. [Family Info as of 2001]. @2006 ~ ~ ~ ~ Address change to Reno, Nevada @2014

Ahlander, Michael Brown
1040 E. 720 N.
Orem, Utah 84057-4368 US

Mike and Rebecca Ahlander

Class of 1968. Michael Ahlander. He was born in 1950 to Joseph F. Ahlander and Anna E. Brown Ahlander. ~ ~ ~ ~ Y Club 3-4; Drama 4; Excellent region pantomime 4; Chorus 4; Band 1-3; Wildcat Yearbook 4; Football 1-4; Football Co-Captain 4; Track 2-4. ~ ~ ~ ~ Married Rebecca Maxwell, born 1952 to Elder Neal A. Maxwell and Colleen Hinckley Maxwell. Michael and Rebecca have the following children: Michael Erik Ahlander, born 1977, married Kelli Corbett; Andrea Ahlander, born 1979, married Mike Johnston; and Robert Maxwell Ahlander, born 1986. Mike Ahlander's sister, Ann Ahlander Tucker, attended BYH in the Class of 1971. @2007 ~ ~ ~ ~ Michael served as Mission President 2013-2016, Nevada Las Vegas West Mission. @2016 ------------------------------------------------ Form processed on 27 Sep 2016

Andersen, Karen (1968)
236 South 75 West
Farmington, Utah 84025-2305 US

Karen and Don Redd
  • Work: (801) 451-5586

Class of 1968. Karen Andersen [not Anderson]. Married Don Redd.

Andersen, Lynette [not Anderson,]
7015 D Street
Springfield, Oregon 97478 US

Lynette and Corwin Lewis
  • Home: 541-726-1837

Class of 1968 and 1969, graduating Junior. Lynette Andersen. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BA Elementary Education, 1974. ~ ~ ~ ~ Married Corwin G. Lewis Sr., CPA, Partner, Tax Accountant, Wooten Mischel & Lewis LLP, 72 A Centennial Loop Suite 130, Eugene, Oregon 97401 - (541) 687-1099. Corwin Lewis Sr., BYU BS Accounting 1971, MBA University of Oregon, Eugene 1978. Email:

Andersen, Marie Grace

Andersen, Marie Grace
Springville, Utah US

Marie Andersen

Class of 1968. Marie G. Andersen. French 2-4; Symphony Debonaires 3; Orchestra 1; Seminary 4th year; Trans. student 3. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Chanley Vincent Andersen and Adell Marie Jackson Andersen [all spellings are correct]. Her siblings: Dorothy Jean Andersen, (born 10 April 1951 and died 21 February of 1952); George Jackson Andersen; and Robert Lynn Jackson Andersen. @2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Marie Grace Andersen 1950 – 2019. Marie Grace Andersen, 69, died on November 9, 2019 in Orem, Utah. She was born on January 25, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Chanley Vincent and Adell Marie Jackson Andersen. Raised in Salt Lake City and county until the death of her father in 1965, the family moved to Provo, Utah in 1966. She was a member of the last graduating class of BY High School in 1968. She served in the 786th Quartermasters Battalion, U. S. Army Reserves for a few years in the early 1980s and also ran or worked at several used paperback book exchanges. She was also a member of a square dance club for a few years. She got active in genealogy and family history and gave many years of service to the UVPAFUG and the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group (UVTAGG) serving as the video librarian and attendance clerk. She was working on a degree in Family History at the time of her passing. She is survived by her brothers, Jackson (Cindy Allman) Andersen and Robert (Susan Rollow) Andersen, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, her grandparents, her sister Dorothy Jean Andersen, and nephew Derek Hill. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 16th, 2019, at the Rivergrove 2nd Ward chapel, 450 N 1220 W, Provo, Utah at 11 AM, with a family visitation starting at 10 in the same location. Interment of cremains will take place at a later date at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, Salt Lake City, alongside her parents, sister, and maternal grandparents. Donations to help with costs can be made at Central Bank, account number 051853075, routing number 124300327; account name Jackson Andersen Marie Grace Andersen Memorial Fund, or to the FaceBook Fundraiser [Facebook/Provo Daily Herald, November 15, 2019]

Anderson, Julie (1968)

Anderson, Julie (1968)
14105 N. 650 E.
Provo, Utah US

Julie and Dan Clark

Class of 1968. Julie Anderson. Spanish 1-4; Spanish Social Chair 1; Excellent in Language Fair 2; Pep Club 1-4; Junior Varsity Cheerleader 2; Varsity Cheerleader 4; Ski Club 1-4; Thespians 1-4; "7 Sisters" 1; "Annie Get Your Gun" 3; "Harvey" 4; Honor Society 4; Drama 1-4; Excellent in Retold Story 2-3; Superior in Retold Story region 4; Superior in Retold Story state 4; Chorus 2-4; Band 2-4; Wildcat Yearbook 3-4; Yearbook Copy Editor 3-4; Track 1-2, 4; Softball 1-2; Volleyball 1-2; Basketball 1-2; BY Junior High officer; Junior Class Officer 3; Christmas Dance Committee 2; Junior Prom Committee 3; Senior Ball Committee 4; Graduation Committee 4. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BS Elementary Education & Teaching Certificate 1973. ~ ~ ~ ~ Married Dan L. Clark, BYH Class of 1967. Dan and Julie have six children: Daniel Heath (Tammy) Clark, Micah J. (Katie) Clark, Peter William (Emily) Clark, Tricialee Clark, Jonathan Rad (Jessica) Clark, and Taralyn Clark. ~ ~ ~ ~ Julie has an ED.D. in Education and she teaches Children's Literature at BYU. ~ ~ ~ ~ Julie was one of two main organizers of the 2001 BYH All-Classes Reunion. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Bill J. Anderson and Norma Patricia Tucker Anderson - Bill and Norma had four children: Julie Anderson (Dan) Clark, Mark T. (Aleca) Anderson, Timothy W. Anderson and Russell B. (Laury) Anderson. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER FATHER: 1928-2019. On the beautiful, early moonlit morning of December 11, 2019, Bill J. Anderson left this mortal life to take his next step into eternity. Bill was born in Park City, Utah on June 25, 1928 to Richard Morse Anderson and Vivian Clara Wright. A child born in the great depression era, Bill’s life was a challenge from the beginning, but that challenge steeled a champion. His family moved to Samaria, Idaho a year later to live on his grandfather’s sheep ranch where he began to learn the importance of having a life plan. When the family later moved to Provo he learned how to help his family and soon became the guardian over his younger siblings whom he dearly loved. He worked very hard at school and became a leader among his peers at Provo High School. Upon graduation, he entered B.Y.U. and graduated with a B.S. degree in Industrial Management. He continued his education at the University of Utah and was awarded an MBA. He usually walked to school with the girl across the street, Norma Patricia Tucker, and their friendship matured during their college years. They were married on April 19, 1948 in the Tucker home, and later were sealed by Elder Joseph Fielding Smith in the Salt Lake Temple on March 9, 1949. They began their life as a family in Edgemont and Bill promised to build a home where they could remain for a lifetime – which he did. Within eleven years their family was blessed with four children, Julie, Mark, Timothy and Russell, and Bill dedicated his life to support this family. Bill’s professional life began at Geneva Steel Corporation in Orem, Utah. He worked as an electrical engineer and then rose to the position of Superintendent of Maintenance. He remained at the steel mill for twenty-one years and continued to develop and share his leadership. He became the founding director of the Children’s Fairyland Park at the American Fork Training School and his peers supported his efforts with their time and talent. In 1972 he began a new career working for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the Manager of Engineering with the responsibility for site planning, landscape architecture, furnishings and purchasing for the church’s world-wide building program. This provided the opportunity for him to travel the world and make a difference. In 1981 he became the Director of Purchasing and chief executive procurement officer, responsible for world-wide purchasing for the church. He had the opportunity to serve with four Prophets and work closely with the twelve Apostles and other church leaders. These relationships were eternal treasures to him and continued after his retirement. When he retired in 1985 he continued to work as an entrepreneur, developing companies, mentoring and financially “seeding” the efforts of many others. Bill is known for his life of service to his family, his church and his community. He served as a Scout master and continued to support, both in time and financially, the BSA. He was awarded the Silver Beaver and also served as the Vice-President of the Utah Parks Council. He was called to serve in the first bishopric of the Edgemont 4th Ward as well as to the first stake presidency of the Edgemont Stake. In both callings, he was responsible for the construction of the buildings that would bless the lives of those saints. His last calling in the church was working in the Provo Temple. Bill was continually involved in giving service to his community. He was the founding director and vice-president of the Utah Valley Opera Association, chairman of the board of directors for Provo City Cultural Affairs, President and board member of the Boys Club of Utah County, President of the Downtown Coaches Club (the original Cougar Club), and national chairman of the B.Y.U. Cougar Club, to name just a few. Two of his most personally satisfying service opportunities were first, being the Director of Western Boys Baseball, and second, being the founding director of the UVU President’s Scholarship Ball. In each he created miracles from an idea. Bill spent his life with the prayer each day to find someone to help. He had an amazing, working testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and wore it on his sleeve. Because of his life and example he received many public honors, but his most treasured service took place in countless private, quiet settings. His wife, Norma, preceded him in death in 2013. In 2015, another angel came into his life, Mary Jean Wagner. Their relationship has been a blessing to them both as they have enjoyed four years of travel and involvement in cultural activities. The Anderson family has great love and gratitude for Jean and so appreciative of the care she provided for our father and grandfather. The family is also extremely grateful for the care the doctors have given Bill specifically over the past twenty-five years, during the last week of his life at Utah Valley Hospital, and for the hospice care from Dignity during his last three days. Bill is survived by his wife, Jean, his daughter, Julie Anderson Clark (Dan), and his three sons, Mark Tucker Anderson (Ann), Timothy William Anderson (Barbara), and Russell Bret Anderson (Laury), fifteen grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren, his brothers, Michiel (Shirley) and Roy (Rita) Anderson, his sisters, Vivian Theo Miller (Neb) and Kathleen Moore (Gordon). He also wanted to note his nieces and nephews, and cousins of both the Anderson and Wright families. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Morse and Vivian Clara Anderson, his wife, Norma, his brother, Richard, and his sister, Jeannine. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 16, 2019 at the Edgemont 4th Ward Chapel, 4056 North Timpview Drive, Provo, Utah. Friends may visit with the family at the church, Sunday, December 15 from 6-8:00 p.m. and at the church Monday from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. prior to services. Burial will be at Eastlawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, 4800 North Timpview Dr., Provo, Utah. Condolences may be expressed at At Bill’s request, in lieu of flowers, please spend some personal time with family members and share your love. “Merry Christmas and to all a good life”! [Provo Daily Herald, December 14, 2019]

Andrews, David
PO Box 41421
Phoenix, Arizona 85080 US

David & Julieann Andrews
  • Work: 602-942-0902

Class of 1968 and 1969, graduating Junior. David Andrews. Married Julieann. BS BYU Sociology 1976. MBA Arizona State University 1984. Currently working as a tax CPA in Phoenix, Arizona. @2006

Ashworth, Mark S.
1301 Dove Street
Newport Beach, California 92660 US

Mark and Debi Ashworth
  • Work: 949-752-9401
  • Cell: 949-735-3806

Class of 1968 and 1969, graduating Junior. Mark S. Ashworth. Sports Reporter & Artist of Brigadier student newspaper in 1967-68. BYU BS Psychology 1972. Married Debi. AV Rated Trial Attorney – Focus Areas: Malpractice Defense; Employer Defense; Construction Defect Defense, Business and Real Estate Defense. Mark Ashworth has arbitrated, mediated and litigated through trial more than two thousand cases during the past twenty-nine years. He acts as a Judge Pro Tem and panel arbitrator for the Superior Court of California. ~ ~ ~ ~ Born Provo, Utah, April 20, 1951; admitted to the bar, 1978, California; admitted to United States District Court, Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts; admitted to United States District Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. ~ ~ ~ ~ Education: Brigham Young University (Bachelor of Science, 1972); Western State College of Law (JD, 1978). Member: State Bar of California, 1978 to present; Superior Court Arbitrator, 1988 - present. Arbitration: Neutral – over 1,000 cases; Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court of California, 1992 – present – over 200 cases. Orange County Bar Association; State Bar of California (Litigation Section). American Bar Association. Who’s Who in California, 1986. His parents: Dell Shepherd Ashworth, and Bette Jean Brailsford Ashworth [she is a member of the BYH Class of 1945]. They had four children: Brent Ashworth [BYH Class of 1967] (Charlene), Provo; Mark Ashworth [BYH Class of 1968/69] (Debi), Mission Viejo, California; Anne Ashworth (Kim) Golightly, Bethesda, Maryland; Christopher/Kit Ashworth [BYH Class of 1979] (Barbara), Pleasant Hill, California. Address updated @2007

Austin, Jennifer
RR 2 Box 2544
Burley, Idaho 83318-9666 US

Jennifer Sager

Class of 1968. Jennifer Austin. Married ______ Sager.

Babb, Barbara Jean

Babb, Barbara Jean
1133 East 2570 North
Provo, Utah 84604-4111 US

Barbara [and Curtis] Johnson
  • Work: 801-714-6132
  • Cell: 801-373-1460
  • Home: 801-377-7345

Class of 1968 and 1969, graduating Junior. Barbara Jean Babb. Her parents: Gordon Rex Babb and Josephine Jantzon Babb. Barbara attended BYU in 1993. She married Curtis Thayne Johnson, BYH Class of 1967. Curtis passed away in April 2013. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: HIS OBITUARY: Curtis Thayne Johnson - September 24, 1949 – April 30, 2013. Curtis Thayne Johnson, 63, peacefully passed away at home on April 30, 2013 from multiple complications secondary to liver failure while waiting for an organ transplant. Curtis was born on September 24, 1949. He was the first born of five to Thayne and Iris Johnson. During his childhood the family resided in Southern California where he is remembered as being an adventurous and active child who craved the outdoors. Thayne and Iris loved taking the children on frequent outings in the family trailer. Curtis delighted in being airborne, side by side with his father in the cockpit. He always longed to be a pilot, but the need for vision correction thwarted him from achieving this dream. Curtis and his dad enjoyed the scenic byways everywhere they traveled. As a father, he never missed the dirt road less traveled that took us into the unknown, where some of the best memories were made. The family relocated to Utah in the early sixty's where Curtis found the mountains irresistible. He summited his first mountain (Mt. Whitney) as a young teenager and later volunteered on the Mountain Rescue team as part of the BYU Alpine Club. Curtis found great joy tinkering with electronics and achieved his amateur license as a Ham radio operator. He is remembered for attempting to make his own hang glider, loving anything to do with water, and for his amazing marksmanship. Curtis graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1967, and obtained his Bachelors in Computer Science from Brigham Young University. He enlisted in the United States Army and served for 2 years before his honorable discharge at the rank of SP5. His polished typing and English skills influenced the General to "keep Curtis around", and as a result he was spared from being deployed overseas. Curtis was sealed for time and all eternity to his high school sweetheart, Barbara Jean Babb, BYH Classes of 1968-69, in 1970 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They raised their four children in Pepperell, Massachusetts until 1985, when they returned to Provo, Utah. Curtis was recruited after graduation by Digital Equipment Corporation and then later for Wang Laboratories and Novell. His sense of adventure then led him on an entrepreneurial journey with the startup company DISX. He was truly passionate about his final job as the manager of the American Fork LDS Employment Center where he enthusiastically coached a team of missionaries to help others find gainful employment. Curtis was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was fondly nicknamed "sound guy", "Mr. Fix-it", "Papa Curt" or "BJ" by his ward family and friends. He eagerly accepted callings throughout his life, but his time spent serving the youth was always his favorite. He treasured his time spent with the Young Women at Camp Shalom and trekking with the Boy Scouts in the High Uintas. Curtis could be called by anyone, anytime, anywhere and he would be there to get the job done. We will never forget the countless hours he spent reading in his big Papa Curt chair and his never-ending quest for knowledge. He believed a spread sheet analysis should fix ANY problem. He had a deep love for music and enjoyed listening to his children and grandchildren practice and perform. We knew when the ward choir was scheduled to sing, because he would be giddy for days beforehand. We will miss the popcorn that he popped in his whirly pop nearly every day, the roar of the lawn mower at the start of every family gathering and the anticipation of snowfall as an excuse to fire up the 4-wheelers and attach the plow. He was our resident astrologist, librarian, weatherman, swim coach, "jump or dive" caller, water polo referee, dive judge, music critic and the best Santa's helper ever! Curtis is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara; his four children Michael (Wendy), Rebecca (David) Mullen, Matthew (Kristin), Megan (Bryan) Hepworth; his siblings Darla Rogers, Terri Lee (Jon) Burgener, Kevin (Elizabeth) and Brian. He will be greatly missed by his 13 grandchildren; McKenzie, Chase, KC, Cassidy, Alexis, Kiersten, Madilynn, David, Matisyn, Sammy, Emilyn, Abigail and Lucas. There are countless nieces, nephews, cousins, "adopted" children and grandchildren, and his best friend and ball of fluff, Kizzy, that will miss him dearly. He is preceded in death by his parents Harvey Thayne Johnson and Iris Helen Schlerf. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11 am at the Provo Sharon East Stake Center, 2400 N. 1060 E. in Provo. Friends may visit with the family Sunday evening from 6-8 pm at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 E. 800 N. in Orem and at the church Monday morning from 9-10:45 a.m. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Cemetery Provo, Utah. - In memory of our husband, father, brother, grandpa, uncle, cousin, neighbor and friend, we encourage everyone to give the gift of life and become an organ donor. THE NEED IS REAL - Today 117,840 people are waiting for an organ. 18 people will die each day waiting for an organ. 1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives. [Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, Orem, Utah] Source.

Bennion, Elizabeth
10519 Raritan
Houston, Texas 77043-2817

Elizabeth & Michael Olsen
  • Work: (713) 827-7942

Class of 1968. Elizabeth Bennion. She married Michael D. Olsen.

Bennion, Katherine
5017 Candice Wood Circle
West Valley City, Utah 84120-2876

Katherine & Dennis Pincock
  • Work: (801) 965-9780

Class of 1968. Katherine Bennion. She married Dennis Pincock. She attended BYU Idaho (Ricks College) in 1969. @2001

Card, Orson Scott
PO Box 18184
Greensboro, North Carolina 27419-8184 US

Scott and Kristine Card
  • Work: 336-282-9848

Classes of 1968 and 1969, graduating Junior. Scott Card. BYU BA Theatre and Cinema 1975. University of Utah MA English 1981. ~ ~ ~ ~ Orson Scott Card was born on August 24, 1951, in Richland, Washington, which his parents left to start up a sign company in San Mateo, California. Eventually his father switched careers and became an educator. Scott says he grew up the son of a college professor and in the shadow of a university. Books were always a part of his life, and he learned to read early. He was an intelligent child who got along better with adults than with the children around him. He had been in Salt Lake City, Utah, while his father went to college, and then spent most of his childhood back in San Mateo. However, when his father got a faculty job at BYU, they moved back to Utah, residing in Orem. He attended Brigham Young High School in Provo, where he graduated a year early. He got in with the drama crowd at BYH, and then again in college while at BYU. This is where he began writing stage plays. As he progressed, he developed an understanding for what moves an audience and gives them sympathy for his characters. After he returned from his church mission to Brazil, Card started a theatre company, which soon failed. Because his salary did not offset the loss, he decided to try to make some money by writing. His first story, Tinker, was initially turned down, so he started another story. He wrote Enders Game in a notebook, in longhand, sitting on a lawn outside the Salt Palace, while a circus went on inside. This time his story was purchased immediately. But at that time it was not yet a book, just a short story. It was published in the August 1977 issue of Analog. It came in second on the Hugo ballot, and won the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. He wrote several more short stories, published collections of them, as well as several full-length novels. Enders Game, the story, became a novel, and was a big success. It won both the Hugo and Nebula awards in 1985. Then, as if that was not enough, the next year he finished Speaker for the Dead which also won the Hugo and Nebula awards. No other author had won both awards two years in a row. Because of his commitment to family he recently announced that he would no longer be going on book tours, in part because it takes too much time away from his wife (Kristine) and children (Geoffrey, Emily, Benjamin, Zina Margaret and Erin Louisa). As a self-described orthodox member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, religion is important in his life. These factors make his stories not only interesting for their inventiveness, but also for their moral and ethical situations, with characters connected to the world through their families.

Christensen, Paul Vandborg (1968)
5532 W Maldonado Rd
Laveen, Arizona 85339-4211 US

Paul and Lorie Christensen
  • Home: (602) 237-4364

Class of 1968. Paul V. Christensen. BYU BA German & Teaching Certificate 1977. BYU MED Community Education Administration 1979. Married Lorie L. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS PARENTS: Gunnar Charles Christensen and Paula Vandborg Christensen, married in 1944 in Denmark. They immigrated to the United States in 1948 with their first two children. They had a total of six children, all raised in the Provo-Orem Area. Mother, Paula died in 1983, and father, Gunnar, next married Afton, then he died in 2003. The six children of Gunnar and Paula: Finn Vandborg Christensen [BYH Class of 1963] (Jane) of Orem, Ole Vandborg Christensen [BYH Class of 1965] of Sandy, Lis Vandborg Christensen [BYH Class of 1967] (Kenneth B.) Larsen of Sandy, Roy Vandborg Christensen [BYH Class of 1969] of Spanish Fork, Paul Vandborg Christensen [BYH Class of 1968] of Phoenix, Arizona, and Jane Vandborg Christensen of Bloomfield, New Mexico. @2010

Christiansen, William A.
6276 Blackfox Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32312-4504 US

Bill Christiansen
  • Work: 850-443-9355
  • Cell: 850-443-9355
  • Home: 850-443-9355

Class of 1968. Bill Christiansen. Served an LDS mission to South Korea 1969-1971. BYU BA Economics & Asian Studies 1974. BYU MS Economics 1976. University of Utah PHD Finance 1983. ~ ~ ~ ~ In 1972 he married Ann Tippetts, also BYH Class of 1968. They have four children: Nathan, Shawn, Brandon, Alissa. They are now divorced. ~ ~ ~ ~ Dr. Bill Christiansen is employed at Florida State University, Finance Department, College of Business. He assumed Department Chairmanship in August 2005. He was awarded the Florida State University Distinguished Teacher Award in 2008. A Florida State University business professor recently selected to lead a new center that will promote research and service activities related to banking and finance has been named the recipient of FSU's 2007-2008 Distinguished Teacher Award. William A. Christiansen, who chairs the Department of Finance in the College of Business, received the award at the annual Faculty Teaching Awards Ceremony. "William Christiansen joins a long line of Florida State University faculty who have received our highest award for teaching excellence," said Anne Rowe, dean of the faculties at FSU. "We congratulate him today as we recognize this outstanding achievement." Nominations for the Distinguished Teacher Award are submitted by students who seek to honor professors who have made a great impact on them. Those nominations then are reviewed by a faculty committee, which makes the final selection. "With so many outstanding instructors at Florida State University, it is a real honor to receive this award," Christiansen said. "I place a very high value on teaching and working with my students at all levels. It is nice to be rewarded for something that I enjoy so much." Christiansen, who holds the title of Bank of America Professor, has been a member of the FSU faculty since 1983. His teaching and research interests include commercial bank management, pension funds, real estate finance, and bank runs and failures. As chairman of the finance department, Christiansen has overseen several major initiatives that have significantly improved the educational experience for the university's 1,000-plus finance majors. These include the establishment of the department's SunTrust Visiting Speaker Series, the reorganization of the department's Web site (, a restructuring of the Ph.D. program in finance, and the development of a new Master of Science in Finance program. (The master's program will start in summer 2009, while the restructured Ph.D. program will be implemented in fall 2009.) Earlier, the College of Business announced its receipt of a $2-million gift from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to establish the Gene Taylor/Bank of America Center for Banking and Financial Studies. Christiansen was named the director of the new center, which will be used to encourage excellence in education as well as fund research and service activities related to banking and finance. Dean Caryn L. Beck-Dudley of the College of Business praised Christiansen's selection for the Distinguished Teaching Award as "well deserved." "In the classroom, he displays a passionate attitude toward teaching and learning, and he has a genuine interest in motivating students to discover their own potential," Beck-Dudley said. "He has received the University Outstanding Teaching Award three times and the Outstanding MBA Program Professor Award six times during his tenure with the College of Business. This latest award is another example of his dedication in producing top graduates for our college." Christiansen will receive a $7,500 stipend along with the Distinguished Teacher Award. ~ ~ ~ ~ He was named the Director of the BB&T Institute for Free Enterprise and also the Director of the Gene Taylor-Bank of America Center for Banking and Financial Studies in 2008. @2009 ~ ~ ~ ~ William Christiansen, BYH '68, was awarded the Christopher J. Campbell Distinguished Alumni Award for 2012 for the Florida State University Graduate School of Business. @2012 ~ ~ ~ ~ NEWS ARTICLE: Christiansen honored with Christopher J. Campbell Distinguished Alumni Award. Written by Barbara Ash. For his ardent and longtime support of the Florida State University Master of Business Administration program, Dr. William Christiansen received the Christopher J. Campbell Distinguished Alumni Award at the spring Master’s Hooding Ceremony. Since 2006, the FSU College of Business MBA program has annually awarded an MBA alumnus or friend of the program who has distinguished himself or herself in service to universities, governments, private sector firms and/or nongovernmental organizations. The recipient is highly distinguished in his or her business profession or life’s work, has made significant community service contributions, exemplifies leadership and has high ethical standards. Since joining the college in 1983, Christiansen, chair of the Department of Finance, has spent numerous hours inside and outside of the classroom assisting MBA students. Recently, he presented talks on current economic issues at MBA recruitment and alumni receptions, which were hosted annually for several years by the MBA Early Career Board in Atlanta, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee and Tampa. Christiansen’s class, Economics and Business Conditions Analysis, has long been considered one of the best classes taught in the College of Business. He won the MBA Professor of the Year Award seven times and, in 2008, received the University Distinguished Teacher Award, the first time a faculty member in the college had won this prestigious award. Additionally, he was the first faculty member in the college to be awarded the University Guardian of the Flame Award, a recognition also granted by the student body. Christiansen’s interactions continue long after graduation through his various communications with MBA graduates who reside throughout the world. “Dr. Christiansen has been a real friend and advocate of our MBA program and our MBA students,” said Dr. Douglas Stevens, faculty MBA program director. “He brings his knowledge of economics and financial institutions into the classroom, and this is invaluable to our students. He has gone out of his way to ensure that when they graduate, our students are prepared on many levels to succeed as leaders in their fields. He exemplifies what this award is about.” “I have always enjoyed my interaction with our students,” Christiansen said. “It is enjoyable and rewarding to watch each student learn and grow. I also enjoy staying in touch with our graduates and monitoring their progress and success. I feel very fortunate to have taught many students at FSU, and I hope to teach many more in the future.” During his tenure at the college, Christiansen has overseen several major initiatives that have significantly improved the educational experience for the university’s finance majors. They include the establishment of the department's SunTrust Visiting Speaker Series and Conference, the creation of two new research centers, a restructuring of the Ph.D. program in finance, a student investment fund, a student trading room and the development of a new Master of Science in Finance program. When the college launched its “War paint for today’s business world” advertising campaign, his picture was profiled in various magazines and periodicals. This led to more than 1,000 contacts from MBA graduates, families, current students, faculty and other friends of FSU and Christiansen. Christiansen earned his B.A. in economics and Asian studies from Brigham Young University, his M.S. in economics and business, also at Brigham Young, and his Ph.D. in economics and finance from the University of Utah, with an emphasis on financial institutions and markets. His teaching and research interests include financial institutions, commercial bank management, pension funds, bank regulatory theory, information economics, real estate finance, macroeconomic theory and policy, bank runs and failures, comparative financial and economic systems, and Asian economic issues. The award was named after alumnus Christopher J. Campbell in recognition of his strong support of the MBA program, which included conducting mock interviews with every MBA student. Campbell earned an MBA from FSU in 1992, and is director for telecommunications for the State of Florida. @2012 ~ ~ He was one of six Florida State University faculty to be awarded the University Graduate School Teaching Award in 2014. @2015 ~ ~ ~ ~ In 2016 he was awarded the College of Business Core Values Award. In 2018 he was awarded the Florida State University College of Business Distinguished Teaching Award. @Dec2020

Clark, Bradley Drexel

Clark, Bradley Drexel
Sugar City, Idaho

Drexel and Janette Clark

Class of 1968. Drexel Clark. OBITUARY: Dr. Bradley Drexel Clark, 54, prominent and beloved teacher at Brigham Young University-Idaho, died suddenly and unexpectedly of natural causes at his home in Sugar City, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004. Bradley Drexel Clark was born April 6, 1950, in Salt Lake City, to Bruce B. and Ouida Raphiel Clark. After graduating from Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah, he served a mission for the LDS Church in the Argentina North Mission from 1969-1971. In 1974, he received a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Brigham Young University, graduating as college valedictorian. He then attended law school at BYU for three semesters before deciding to pursue advanced degrees in Spanish. In 1979, Bradley served as a teaching assistant in the BYU study abroad program in Spain. There he met Janette Robinson, daughter of Donald W. and Helen Sorensen Robinson, who was a student in the program. Brad and Janette fell in love, recognized they wanted to be together forever and were married in the Provo LDS Temple in Provo, Utah, Aug, 23, 1979. They have been constantly together for more than 25 years, through Bradley's graduate studies at Brigham Young University and the University of Texas, his teaching career in Utah, Texas and Idaho, and the birth and education of their five children. Dr. Clark completed his master's degree in Spanish literature in August 1981 and his doctorate in Spanish language, literature, and culture at the University of Texas (Austin) in August 1988. He has taught part-time at BYU and the University of Texas in Austin and full time at Texas A&M University in College Station (1986-87), Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas (1988-1994), where he was head of the Spanish and Foreign Language program, and since 1997 at BYU-I, as a professor of Spanish Language and Literature, where he was head of the Spanish section. He was a superb teacher. In every teaching position he has ever held, both in college and in multiple church assignments, he has been recognized as a popular and excellent teacher, with a quick wit and mastery of language. Bradley has been a faithful member of the LDS Church all of his life. As a boy he was an Eagle Scout, then served a mission in Argentina, and since then has filled many callings: Scoutmaster, stake clerk, on the stake high council, as a counselor in a bishopric, ward mission leader, he has had extensive teaching assignments, was a member of the high priest quorum, a home teacher and various other positions. Bradley's interests and activities throughout his life have been widespread: entomology (he has collected insects all of his life), genealogy, fishing, physical fitness with daily exercising and jogging, travel (United States, Europe, and South America), Hispanic culture and food, camping, hiking, gardening, and archaeology (especially Book of Mormon archaeology). Above all, his interest and concern have always been his family. Bradley is survived by his wife, Janette; children, Daniel, Richard, Rebecca, Steven and Deborah; parents, Bruce and Ouida Clark of Orem, Utah; brothers, Robert Clark [BYH Class of 1970]of Orem, Utah, Jeffrey (Anne) Clark [BYH Class of 1971] of Washington, D.C., and Shawn (Barbara) Clark of Spanish Fork, Utah; sisters, Lorraine (Vencil) Clark [BYH Class of 1965] Skarda of Provo, Utah and Sandra Clark of Orem, Utah; father-in-law, Donald Robinson of Provo; and many nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held Wednesday November 24, 2004 in Sugar City, Idaho. Interment, Orem City Cemetery in Orem, Utah. [Rexburg Standard Journal, Tuesday, November 23, 2004.]

Clark, David Crawford (1968)

Clark, David Crawford (1968)
Provo, Utah US

Dave Clark

Class of 1968. Dave Clark. Photographer & Business Manager of Brigadier Newspaper in 1967-68. ~ ~ ~ ~ David Crawford Clark was born on June 13, 1950 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Dr. Stanley Newell Clark and Dorothy Corbin Clark. David married but was divorced. He was a military veteran. David C. Clark died on August 5, 1978 in Provo, Utah. His interment, Provo City Cemetery, Utah.

Clark, Gregory Dallan
1841 N. Oakridge Lane
Provo, Utah 84604 US

Greg and Linda Clark
  • Work: 801-377-6449

Class of 1968. Gregory D. Clark. BYU MA English 1972. Rensselaer Poly-Tech Institute PhD 1985. Greg Clark lives in Provo and teaches in the English Department at BYU. He and Linda (Nelson) were married in 1972 and have three daughters. Alternate address: Brigham Young University, 4002 JFSB, Provo, Utah 84602 - (801) 422-3581 News: Prof. Greg Clark Named Executive Director of the Rhetoric Society of America, beginning July 1. He has served as editor of RSQ. Dr. Clark succeeds David Henry, the first RSA executive director. ~ ~ ~ ~ Greg Clark has taught at BYU since 1985. During that time he has taught courses in American literature, writing, and rhetoric. He has directed the English Composition and American Studies programs, has chaired the English Department, and now serves as an Associate Dean of the College of Humanities.Professor Clark has published a number of books and shorter pieces on rhetoric and rhetorical studies of American culture, and has served as editor of the journal Rhetoric Society Quarterly. He now serves as executive director of the RSA. @Dec 2008 ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate version of street address: 1841 North 1400 East, Provo, Utah @2010

Cox, Mary
4470 North Mule Train Dr.
Cedar City, Utah 84720-9687

Mary and Bryce Christensen
  • Work: (435) 586-5542

Class of 1968. Mary Cox. She married Bryce Christensen.

Cruze, Stephen LeGrande

Cruze, Stephen LeGrande
Las Vegas, Nevada US

Steve [and Marie] Cruze

Class of 1968. Steve Cruze. Basketball Center 1967-68. ~ ~ ~ ~ Stephen LeGrande Cruze was born on June 30, 1950 in Tempe, Arizona. His parents were Union Jerome Cruze and Ruth Alta Spears Cruze. He married Marie on September 28, 1972, in Logan, Utah. Steve Cruze died on August 2, 1979 in Las Vegas, Nevada. His interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, Provo, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS MOTHER'S OBITUARY: Ruth Alta Spears Cruze, age 81, of Provo, Utah returned to Heavenly Father on Tuesday August 23, 2005 surrounded by her loving family at her home. She was born February 5, 1924 in Cookeville, Tennessee, daughter of Charlie Denton and Frances Joanna Sherrell Spears. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her dearly loved only son, Stephen LeGrande Cruze and a great-grandson, James Michael Adamson. Also gone on before Ruth are her beloved siblings, five brothers, and six sisters. She is survived by her husband, Union Jerome Cruze, who she met in Knoxville, Tennessee, and later married on March 8, 1946. She is also survived by her five daughters, Phyllis and Jay Adamson of Orem, Utah; Carolyn and Robert Eyre of Orem, Utah; Marilyn and James B. Sorensen of Kaysville, Utah; Debbie and Tim Tingey of Provo, Utah; and Victoria and Mark Kowalk of South Jordan, Utah; 26 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her dear brother Aubrey Hosea Spears of Sparta, Tennessee. Ruth is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She graduated in 1943 from Pleasant Hill Academy in Cumberland, Tennessee. Soon after she was a "Rosie the Riveter" in Phoenix, Arizona. She fulfilled many church callings in the Relief Society and Primary organizations. She especially enjoyed teaching the spiritual living lessons in Relief Society. She served an LDS Mission to Wales England in 1984-85. She served faithfully in the Provo Temple for 23 years. As a mother, she instilled a love of the gospel in her 6 children. Being a mother was her most important priority. She considered her home the Garden of Eden. She loved to garden and enjoyed the outdoors. Ruth loved to visit her birthplace of Tennessee and the Great Smokey Mountains. She was known for her beautiful, sweet smile and her positive attitude and outlook on life. She will be remembered for being a devoted wife and mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by those she left behind and joyfully received by those who have gone on before her. Funeral services were held August 27, 2005 in the Edgemont 12th Ward Chapel, 350 East 2850 North, Provo. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, August 25, 2005.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS FATHER'S OBITUARY: Union Jerome Cruze passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 15, 2008. He was 86 years old. Jerome was born November 30, 1921 in Neuberts Springs, Knox County, Tennessee to Floyd Emerson and Clementine McCammon Cruze. He was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, graduating from Gibbs High School. He was stationed in England while serving in the U.S. Military during World War II. He later was assigned to Hickam AFB in Honolulu, Hawaii and also fulfilled many assignments in the States. He married his sweetheart, Ruth Alta Spears, March 8, 1946 in Knoxville, Tennessee. They were sealed the following year in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. They were married 59 years before Ruth passed away. Jerome received his Bachelor's degree from Arizona State University in Psychology. He earned his M.A. from Brigham Young University in Education, his PhD in Philosophy from Brantridge Forest School, London, England and has a degree in law. He enjoyed learning and teaching and taught for many years, part of that time being the Principal for the South Park Academy for the Utah State Prison. He was an avid reader and loved to travel. He has seen much of the world but his most frequent travels were those to South America. He placed copies of the Book of Mormon in many hotels throughout the world. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had a great love of the Book of Mormon and desired to share his testimony of this great book. Jerome loved and cared about others, he made friends easily, his humor and compassion were traits people loved about him most. Jerome is survived by his children: Phyllis Adamson (Jay), Marie Munns (wife of the late Stephen Cruze), Carolyn Eyre (Robert), Marilyn Sorensen (Jim), Debbie Tingey (Tim), Vicki Kowalk (Mark), 26 grand-children, 28 great-grandchildren with four on the way; a sister Ophelia Cox, brothers-in-law James Buchanan, Clifford Webb, Aubrey Spears and sisters-in-law Mildred and Carol Cruze, Libby Daniels and Ruby Belle Spears. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth, his son Stephen, his parents, his brothers, Dewey, Grover and Ellis, and a great-grandson James Michael Adamson. Funeral services were held April 21, 2008 at the Edgemont South Stake Center (12th Ward), 2950 North Canyon Road, Provo. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills, 4800 N. 650 E., Provo. [Deseret News, Saturday, April 19, 2008.]

Curtis, Janet Vee
19812 Ravenna Drive
Yorba Linda, California 92886

Janet and Bob Allan
  • Work: 714-779-3869

Class of 1968. Janet Vee Curtis. BYU 1973. My husband Bob and I have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. We have returned from living in Japan for 26 months. A wonderful experience. On September 4, 2005 Bob & I will celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We have 5 children and 17 grandchildren, the real joy of our lives. We are back in our home in Yorba Linda, California. I am 55 years old and life is GREAT! @2005 Janet has two sisters who also attended BYH: Karen Curtis Johnson, BYH Class of 1960; and JoAnn Curtis Henderson, BYH Class of 1963.

Curtis, Lawrence W.

Curtis, Lawrence W.
1265 North 300 West %23 21
Lehi, Utah 84043 US

Larry and Sherri Curtis

Class of 1968. Larry Curtis (Rat to some of his friends). Managing Editor of the BY Junior High newspaper. ~ ~ ~ ~ Married Sherri Lynn Peterson, BYH Class of 1969, in 1970. Larry received his BA in University Studies from BYU. He has a Masters degree from the University of Utah in Middle East Studies - Persian. For the past ten years he has taught developmental English part time at Utah Valley University. He and Sherri are the parents of three children. They have one grandchild. @2008 ~ ~ ~ ~ Email sent to bounced back. @2010

DeHart, Lani

DeHart, Lani
125 Crestview Drive
Rexburg, Idaho 83440 US

Lani and Joseph West
  • Work: 208-356-4808

Class of 1968. Lani DeHart. BYU BS Elementary Education 1972. Married Joseph West, BYH Class of 1968. Nine children. ~ ~ ~ ~ Wife, Lani DeHart, BYH Class of 1968. Nine children. ~ ~ ~ ~ Husband Joseph A. West was called as mission president of Portugal Porto Mission in 1996. Lani DeHart West had served as Relief Society compassionate service leader; former stake girls camp director, Primary president's counselor, Relief Society teacher, Primary teacher, Beehive teacher, and Cub Scout den leader; received bachelor's degree in elementary education from BYU; born in Payson, Utah, to Louis Kershaw DeHart and Virginia McNamara Halladay DeHart. ~ ~ ~ ~ Lani joined Rexburg's North Fork Dental Care office in May of 2008. She graduated high school in 1968 as the last graduating class from Brigham Young High School, in Provo, Utah. She then went on to Brigham Young University and received a degree in Elementary Education. Lani enjoys reading and cross stitching in her free time away from work. @2011

Edmunds, Frank
863 East 600 North
Orem, Utah 84057-4268 US

Frank and Kathy Edmunds

Class of 1968. Frank Edmunds. Frank Edmunds, O.D. was raised in Mapleton, Utah. He and his wife, Kathy, have resided in Orem, Utah since 1981 and are the parents of eight children. Dr. Edmunds graduated from Brigham Young University High School in 1968 and from Brigham Young University in 1976. He received his Doctor of Optometry Degree from the Southern California of Optometry School in 1981 and returned to Utah County to practice that same year. From 1989 to 1995 Dr. Edmunds practiced with Paul F. Olson, M.D. Dr. Edmunds and Dr. Olson joined Utah Valley Eye Center in 1995. Dr. Edmunds enjoys biking, hiking and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Dr. Edmunds is a member of the American Optometric Association, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He also serves as an examiner for the National Board of Optometry. Source

Egbert, Linda
3210 W Truman Drive
Santa Clara, Utah 84765

Linda and Wendell Gubler
  • Work: (435) 628-3094
  • Cell: 435-668-5671

Class of 1968. Linda Egbert. BYU 1973. Married Wendell R. Gubler, and they have nine children. Her parents: Dr. Robert L. Egbert and Gretchen Johnson Egbert, married 1945 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had nine children: Stephen L. (Kathryn) Egbert [BYH Class of 1965], Lawrence, Kansas; Timothy P. Egbert [BYH Class of 1966], Salt Lake City, Utah; Robert J. (Sherie) Egbert, LaVista, Nebraska; Matthew K. (Heather) Egbert, Omaha, Nebraska; Linda G. Egbert [BYH Class of 1968] (Wendell) Gubler, Santa Clara, Utah; Kristin K. Egbert [BYH Class of 1971] (Ronald) Bates, Malaga, Washington; Sandra J. Egbert (John) Clark, Orem, Utah; Rebecca J. Egbert (Scott) Hinckley, Omaha, Nebraska; and Barbara G. Egbert (Kyle) Hettinger, Phoenix, Arizona [2001].

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