Class of 1968 H.S.



Class of 1968 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni

Ovard, Jacqueline
731 E. Cherry Hill Circle
Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062-2962 US

Jackie and Virgil Jacobsen
  • Work: (801) 785-5691

Class of 1968. Jacqueline Ovard. Senior Class Secretary. Senior Dinner Committee. BYU BS Elementary Education 1972. BYU-Hawaii 1984. Married Dr. Virgil E. Jacobsen: BYU BS Industrial Arts Teacher 1973. BYU MIE Industrial Education 1976. BYU EDS Public School Administration 1981. BYU EDD Public School Administration 1982. BYU Hawaii 1984.

Palmer, VeeaLynn

Palmer, VeeaLynn
5 Heritage Circle
Farmington, New York 14425-9339 US

Veea and LeEarl Baker
  • Work: (585) 398-2640

Class of 1968. Veea Palmer. BYU 1974. Married LeEarl Baker, BYH Class of 1965. LeEarl died on August 6, 2006. @2006

Parker, Brook

Brook Parker

Class of 1968. Brook Parker (male). TM.

Redd, Rebecca Sue

Redd, Rebecca Sue
1401 East 1200 North
Mapleton, Utah 84664-3908 US

Becky and Brian Lambert
  • Work: 801-489-4336

Class of 1968. Becky Sue Redd. BYU 1973. Married Dr. Brian Lambert, BYH Class of 1968. Her parents: Charles Redd [BYH Class of 1911] and Annaley Naegle Redd, LaSal and Provo, Utah. Their children: Katheryn Anne "Kathy" Redd Mullins [BYH Class of 1952] (Gary), Solvang, CA; Charles Hardison "Hardy" Redd [BYH Class of 1954] (Sonya), La Sal; Annaley Redd (died in infancy); Robert Byron Redd [BYH Class of 1957] (Mary), Provo; Paul David Redd [BYH Class of 1959] (Diane), Paradox, CO; Maraley Redd Rasmussen [BYH Class of 1961] (Richard), Winnetka, IL; Beverly Redd Woods [BYH Class of 1963] (Loyd), Mapleton; Regina Redd Mitchell [BYH Class of 1964] (James), North Salt Lake; Rebecca Sue Redd Lambert [BYH Class of 1968] (Brian), Mapleton. [2000]

Richards, Maria Christeena
2979 East Valley View Avenue
Holladay, Utah 84117 US

Teena & Mac Brubaker
  • Work: (801) 278-5604

Class of 1968. Christeena Richards. Chorus Vice President 1968. BYU-Hawaii Music 1969. BYU 1973. Married Joseph McDonald "Mac" Brubaker on Aug 26, 1970. We have eight children: 5 boys and 3 girls. Husband goes by "Mac" to avoid confusion, since his father goes by "Joe". Alternate address: PO Box 17257, Salt Lake City, Utah 84117 ~ ~ ~ ~ I attended BYU Hawaii my freshman year after college and returned to BYU Provo the fall of 1969, where I majored in music. I was chosen the Engineering Week Queen and 2nd runner-up to Belle of the Y in Spring 1970. I met Mac Brubaker as part of the Engineering Week contest, and married him in August 1970. We are the parents of 8 children and 11 grandchildren so far. In the children, we have an orthopedic surgeon, an assistant dean at the U, a daughter who heads the harp department at BYU, another daughter who teaches harp, an attorney specializing in international arbitration, a web architect, a son graduating this year with a degree in finance, and a high school sophomore who loves martial arts. Two of our girls wanted to play the harp. Lessons and associations led to me owning a business of renting, importing and selling harps. Another child wanted to learn classical guitar, so I studied that with him for a few years. I am currently studying organ with Tabernacle organist Bonnie Goodliffe, and enjoying the Temple Square organs. As a result of having grandchildren, I write stories for children, am a song-writer and composer, and I am starting to illustrate my own books. My husband is a commercial real estate broker in Salt Lake City. He and I team-teach at the LDS Institute on the U of U campus. We also enjoy 4-wheeling, water and snow skiing, and sea kayaking. After waiting more than 10 years for a permit, we are finally rafting the Colorado River this summer! @2008

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

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

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

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

Robert Riddle
  • Work: (209) 835-6861

Class of 1968 and 1969, graduating Junior. Robert A. Riddle. BYU BS Mechanical Engineering 1974.

Royall, Scott W.
6734 South 2680 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121-3252 US

Scott Royall
  • Work: (801) 942-3646

Class of 1968. Scott Royall. BYU Hawaii Business Management 1980. BYU BS Business 1982.

Rubio, Lilia
Aguas Calientes 204.2
Colonia Condesa, Mexico DF 06170 MX

Lilia Rubio

Class of 1968 and 1969, graduating Junior. Lilia Rubio.

Shaw, George Glade
2505 Rustic Roads Drive
South Jordan, Utah 84095-8631 US

George and Lorna Shaw
  • Work: (801) 254-2579

Class of 1968. George Shaw. BYU BS Geographic Planning 1975. BYU MS Geography 1976. Married Lorna. His parents: Merlin John Shaw and Mildred Ottley Shaw, married 1937 in Salt Lake City. Their children: Heidi Ann Shaw (Jack) Birch of Murray; Varol Edward Shaw of Provo; Merlene Shaw [BYH Class of 1962] (Lynn) Bybee of South Ogden; David Owen Shaw [BYH Class of 1964] of Orem; George Glade (Lorna) Shaw [BYH Class of 1968] of South Jordan; and Irene Shaw (Don) Casper of Evanston, Wyoming. ~ ~ ~ ~ Born August 29, 1950 to Merlin John Shaw (BYU Professor of Religion) and Mildren Ottley, fifth of six children. Two older siblings also graduated from BYH: Merlene Shaw Bybee (Class of 1962) and David Owen Shaw (Class of 1964). Served in the Australia East Mission, 1970-72. Graduated from BYU (1974) BS degree in Geographic Planning, MS degree from BYU (1976) in Urban Geography. Married Lorna Marie Morgan of Sanford, Colorado (1974) in the Salt Lake Temple. Lived in Provo, West Jordan, Sandy, and South Jordan, Utah. Parents of seven children: Valerie, North Salt Lake, Utah; Suzanne (Dustin), Tooele, Utah; Rachel (Ron), West Valley City, Utah; Merlin Jay (Melanie), St. George, Utah; Karalee (Michael), Taylorsville, Utah; Gregory Glade (student at UVU), Brian Morgan (student at BYU and recently called to serve in the Washington Everett Mission). Grandparents of nine beautiful children. ~ ~ ~ ~ Career: City Planner for the cities of Orem, Sandy, Salt Lake City, and South Jordan, Utah. Currently Community Development Director for South Jordan City. Wife is the Herriman High School Seminary Secretary. ~ ~ ~ ~ Church Service: Scoutmaster, Teacher's Quorum Advisor, YM President, Bishop's Counselor, Bishop, and High Councilor. Currently 1st Counselor in the South Jordan Utah Country Park Stake Presidency. ~ ~ ~ ~ Hobbies and Interests: Hiking/ backpacking in Southern Utah, camping, traveling, home remodeling, gardening, provident living, and family activities. @2010

Smith, Ronald Tye (1968)
3651 North 100 East Suite 175
Provo, Utah 84604 US

Ron Smith
  • Work: (801) 356-3025

Class of 1968. Ronald Tye Smith. Senior Class Social Chair. Chorus, Senior Dinner Committee. Graduate of the University of Oklahoma; "GPR" trained with the US Air Force; practicing in Utah County since 1986. Dr. Smith is a native of Provo where he graduated from BY High School and Brigham Young University. General Practice, Dentistry. Alternate address: 1983 N. Main St., Orem, Utah 84057-2101

Soffe, Steven W.
114 South 1250 East
Logan, Utah 84321 US

Steve Soffe
  • Work: (435) 753-1412

Class of 1968 and 1969, graduating Junior. Steve Soffe. Sports Reporter of Brigadier Newspaper in 1967-68. BYU Mechanical Engineering 1989.

Sowards, Diane
1733 Rolling Hills Avenue SE
Renton, Washington 98055-3727 US

Diane and David Merrill
  • Home: (425) 255-9285

Class of 1968. Diane Sowards. Chorus. BYU BS Education 1972. Married David W. Merrill: BYU BS Design & Graphics Technology 1978. @2010

Strong, Lesley
2119 S. Broadmoor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84109-1326 US

Lesley and Tom McLaughlin
  • Home: 801-910-1537

Class of 1969, graduated in 1968. Lesley Strong. Lesley graduated as a junior and was the Valedictorian for the graduating juniors. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 1971 with a BS in Elementary Education and Minor in History. She began her teaching career with the Salt Lake City School District in 1972. She earned an MA in Education from Westminster College in 1980, and an administrative degree from the University of Utah in 1992. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Curriculum and Professional Development in the Salt Lake City School District. Her parents are Robert Q. Strong and Beth C. Strong. She has three sisters; Carol Strong Lowe (BYH Class of 1971), Diane Strong Krause (Larry)(BYH Class of 1972) and Jeanne Strong Schaerrer (Mark). Lesley married Tom McLaughlin in 1978, and they are the proud parents of Michele and Elizabeth and one grandson Brandon. @2009 Class of 1968 and 1969, graduating Junior. Lesley Strong. She married Tom McLaughlin.

Taylor, Natalie
5748 West 10400 South
Payson, Utah 84651-9616 US

Natalie & Murlin Ralph
  • Work: (801) 224-1218, (801) 465-4034

Class of 1968. Natalie Taylor. Chorus. BYU BS Recreation Management & Youth Leadership 1972. Married Murlin R. Ralph.

Thurston, Kathryn
440 South Miller Street
Wenatchee, Washington 98801-2769 US

Kathy and David Thornock
  • Work: (509) 662-8161

Class of 1968. Kathryn Thurston. BYU BA English 1971. Married David R. Thornock, 1 son, 1 daughter. Kathryn's parents: LeRue Elroy Thurston and Idell Warnock Thurston [BYH Registrar], married 1942 in Manti, Utah. Two sons, David L. Thurston [BYH Class of 1965] of St. George, Utah; and Douglas Thurston [BYH Class of 1971] (dec.); and two daughters, Ann Marie Thurston Johnston (dec) of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and Kathryn Thurston Thornock [BYH Class of 1968] of Wenatchee, Washington.

Tippetts, Ann

Tippetts, Ann
6276 Blackfox Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32312-4504 US

Ann and Bill Christiansen
  • Work: (850) 668-7251

Class of 1968. Ann Tippetts. BYU Art Teaching Certificate 1972. Florida State University MS Art Education 1992, Florida State University, PhD, 2007. Art Teacher, Cobb Middle School, Tallahassee, Florida. Married Dr. William A. (Bill) Christiansen, also BYH Class of 1968. They have four children: Nathan, Shawn, Brandon, Alissa. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate email: atcart@hotmail.com @2010

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.

Walker, Jeris
92-1126 LioLio Place
Kapalei, Hawaii 96707 US

Jeris and Mike Paddock
  • Work: (808) 672-8950

Class of 1968. Jeris Walker. She married Mike Paddock. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Cyril F. Walker and Raisa V. Weeter Walker. Her brother, Myron Glenn Walker, was a member of the BYH Class of 63. Her sister, Veone Walker (Jesse) Kallbacka, lives in Utah. @2007

Wallace, Rachel Lavelle
3886 S. Glade Hollow Way
Bountiful, Utah 84010-5869 US

Rachel and Arnold Hardy
  • Work: (801) 298-0873

Class of 1968. Rachel Wallace. BYU BA Spanish 1972. BYU Teaching English as a Second Language 1974. BYU MA Spanish Literature 1974. Married Arnold K. Hardy. Her parents: Scott Pyper Wallace, M.D., and Ruth Elizabeth Spangler, married in 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Four children: Mark (Bonnye) Spangler Wallace of Salt Lake City; Rachel (Arnold) Lavelle Wallace Hardy of Bountiful; Rebecca (Douglas) Wallace Later of Sandy; and Martha (James) Ruth Wallace Swigart of Redondo Beach, California.

West, Joseph A.

West, Joseph A.
125 Crestview Drive
Rexburg, Idaho 83440 US

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

Class of 1968. Joseph West. Played Scrooge in The Christmas Carol in senior year. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents are Franklin Lorenzo West, Jr., M.D., and Helen Frances Montrose West. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BA Economics 1974. BYU MBA 1976. BYU-Idaho Construction Management 2002. Wife, Lani DeHart, BYH Class of 1968. Nine children. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Mission president of Portugal Porto Mission from 1996 to 1999: Joseph A. West, 45, Crest Haven Ward, Rexburg Idaho East Stake; bishop; former stake executive secretary, high councilor, ward mission leader, Sunday School teacher, elders quorum secretary, and missionary in the Brazil South Mission; computer system designer; received bachelor's degree in economics and master's degree in business administration from BYU; born in Salt Lake City to Franklin Lorenzo Jr. and Helen Frances Montrose West; married Lani DeHart, nine children. She is 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. ~ ~ ~ ~ Joseph West, Executive Vice President at EZ-Net Tools, 310 North 2nd East 108, Rexburg, Idaho 85046 ~ ~ ~ ~ Webmaster and founder of this BY High alumni website. ~ ~ ~ ~ Joseph is now working at BYU-Idaho as a project manager in Information Technology. Work email: westj@byui.edu @2014

Wilde, Garth Lynn

Wilde, Garth Lynn
Springville, Utah US

Garth Wilde

Class of 1968. Garth Wilde. ~ ~ ~ ~ Garth Lynn Wilde was born on January 1, 1950 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Orvin Eskel Wilde and Sylvia Verl Miner Wilde. Garth Wilde died on February 10, 1981 in Springville, Utah. Interment, Springville, Utah.

Williams, Clinton E.
1540 Wasatch Drive
Ogden, Utah 84403-1424 US

Clint Williams
  • Work: 801-475-7178

Class of 1968. Clinton Williams. BYU 1975. @2010

Willis, Sara Frances
419 Winding Acres Way
Franklinton, North Carolina 27525-9803 US

Sara Wellendorf

Class of 1968. Sara Frances Willis. Her parents: John William Willis, Jr. and Sara Criss Willis. They had three children: John William Willis III; Sara Frances Willis [BYH Class of 1968], and Hallie Parker Willis.

Yorgason, Valerie
228 West 725 North
Lindon, Utah 84042-1311 US

Valerie and Edward Platt
  • Work: (801) 785-5623

Class of 1968. Valieria "Valerie" Yorgason. Married Edward Lyman Platt. Her parents: John Gayle Yorgason and Lucretia Maude Copley Yorgason, Fountain Green. ~ ~ ~ ~ NEW MISSION PRESIDENTS, February 2004: Brazil Goiania Mission: Edward Lyman Platt, 55, Lindon 1st Ward, Lindon Utah Central Stake; counselor in stake presidency; former high councilor, counselor in a bishopric, branch president, high priests group leader and missionary in the Brazil Mission. Owner and president of Linden Nursery. Born in Payson, Utah, to Gordon Leavitt and Allie Lyman Platt. Married Valerie Yorgason, and they have seven children. A Sunday School teacher, she is a former counselor, adviser and secretary in ward Young Women, Relief Society teacher and Primary pianist. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, to John Gayle Yorgason and Clara Beatrice Copley Yorgason. ~ ~ ~ ~ Valerie's family: Parents: John Gayle Yorgason and Beatrice Copley, married July 31, 1941. Following Beatrice's untimely death, John married Beatrice's younger sister, Lucy Copley, on January 9, 1952. Their children include: Marilyn Yorgason (Ron) Eliston; Gary Yorgason [BYH Class of 1961] (Teresa); Blaine Yorgason [BYH Class of 1961] (Kathy); Judy Yorgason [BYH Class of 1962] Ostermiller; Brenton Yorgason [BYH Class of 1963] (Margaret); Valerie Yorgason [BYH Class of 1968] (Edward) Platt; and Gregory Yorgason [BYH Class of 1972] (Kristine). @2010

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