Class of 1954~Honorary

Alphabetical Alumni
Clarke, Jill

Clarke, Jill
39 N Valley View Dr, Villa 11
St. George, Utah 84770 US

Jill and Alan Harris

Class of 1954 ~ Honorary. Jill Clarke. Daughter of BYH Principal A. John Clarke. She is a twin sister of Jack Clarke, also a member of the BYH Class of 1954. Her Parents: Alva John Clarke and Xarissa (Rissa) Merkley, married in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1929. They had four daughters and one son: Margaret “Peg” Clarke Riley [BYH Class of 1949]; Sybil Clarke [BYH Class of 1952~Honorary] (Roger) Ferguson; Jill Clarke [BYH Class of 1954] (Alan) Harris; and Kathryn Clarke [BYH Class of 1961] (Paul) Williams.

Hansen, Richard Rulon

Hansen, Richard Rulon
Layton, Utah US

Dick and Shirley Hansen

Class of 1954 ~ Honorary. Richard Rulon "Dick" Hansen. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: My stalwart Dad quietly endured to the end. Richard R. Hansen passed away Sunday morning, October 25, 2015. He struggled with dementia and kidney failure, however he passed peacefully in the quietness of the morning. Richard was born on April 28, 1935 in Provo, Utah, to Rulon B. & Reanon Wilson Hansen. Richard was the older of two boys. Gordon W. Hansen, his younger brother, currently lives in Alameda, California. Richard lived two blocks from the BYH Lower Campus and he attended Brigham Young Junior High School, but when his Jr. High School sweetheart Shirley Anderson, decided to attend Provo High School, he followed her there. He married Shirley in June of 1957. Richard worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for many years, but he also made a career of serving in the military with the Utah National Guard for 42 years. He was a Master Sergeant with the Region V NCO Academy at Camp Williams. He was very proud of his "one and only" child, Stacey L. Gilmore. When he was asked how many children he had, he always responded by saying, "I have one, she is perfect and that's all I need." Although perfection has not yet been obtained, it was fun to think that I was perfect in my Dad's eyes. Richard also loved his "one and only" grandson, Benjamin H. Gilmore. Together they loved to talk about hot rods and had fun working on wood projects in my dad's garage. This past year has been harder than most for him because his wife of 57 years, Shirley A. Hansen, died in August of 2014. The dementia he suffered with for many years, was both a curse and a blessing. At times he would forget that Mom had passed and would tell others that she was "just shopping." Services for him were held on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Utah Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Camp Williams, at 17111 S. Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale, Utah. There was a viewing with a military graveside service afterward. The family suggests donations to the Utah Alzheimber's Association at or by calling 1-800-272-3900. To express condolences visit [Deseret News, October 29, 2015.]

Heiner, Gary

Heiner, Gary
Murray, Utah US

Gary Heiner

Class of 1954 ~ Honorary. Gary Heiner. ~ ~ ~ ~ SGM Gary R. Heiner, Ret., attended BY Junior High School in the years 1948-1949, 1949-1950, and 1950-1951. He then transferred to Provo High School, where he graduated in the Class of 1954. He graduated from BYU, and has golden memories of his youth and friends in Provo. He lived in Provo, Provo Canyon and Orem from 1947 to July of 1987. He reports that the PHS Class of 1954 held its 50th Year Reunion in 2004, and it was well attended. He still has friends from BYJHS days. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Gary Reynold Heiner, 77, beloved father, son, brother, uncle, and friend to many, passed away of natural causes in his home in Murray, Utah on June 27, 2013. Gary was born on May 13, 1936 to Max Reynold Heiner and Alice Jean Anderson Heiner in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. He spent his early childhood years on a ranch in McKinnon, Wyoming where he learned his love for animals. He attended BY High School and Provo High where he graduated in 1954. Gary served in the Army National Guard for 35 years. He spent some time working in the retail and finance field, but found his real passion when managing the Provo Elks Lodge and then finally the Officers Club at Camp Williams. He was married 3 times to 3 lovely ladies: Judy Parks Peterson, Susan Startin, and Patricia Long. He is survived by 1 daughter, Rachael (Clint) Young; a sister, Karalee (Richard) Smith; a brother, Kevin (Genae) Heiner; and 11 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jean Paul Heiner. The family suggests donations to the Elks Scholarship Fund c/o Provo Elks Lodge or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Provo Elks Lodge #849, 1000 South University Avenue, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the lodge 1 hour prior to services. Condolences may be emailed to [Provo Daily Herald, June 30, 2013]

Hoganson, Shirley
24330 Hartland
West Hills, California 91307 US

Shirley Peel

Class of 1954 ~ Honorary. Shirley Hoganson. [Name, photo did not appear with senior class in 1954 Wildcat yearbook.] Married _____ Peel. --@2001

Huish, Seaman
5290 S. Park Ave %232116
Tucson, Arizona 85706 US

Seaman Huish

Class of 1954 ~ Honorary. Seaman Huish. [Name, photo does not appear with senior class in 1954 Wildcat yearbook.] @2001