Class of 1952~Honorary

Alphabetical Alumni
Broadbent, Thomas V. (1952~H)

Broadbent, Thomas V. (1952~H)
Los Gatos, California US

Thomas and Ellen Broadbent

Class of 1952 ~ Honorary. Thomas V. Broadbent. Attended BYJrH through 7th grade, then his father was employed by the University of Utah. He grew up in SLC, went to East High and the University of Utah, but maintained his BYH friendships. He married Ellen. He is an editor for a publishing company. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Thomas Lowell Broadbent, and Wilma Leota Valentine Broadbent, married in Salt Lake City in 1933. The Broadbent family lived for many years in Provo and Salt Lake City before moving in 1953 to Riverside, California, where Thomas L. Broadbent was a charter faculty member of the University of California at Riverside, and Wilma Broadbent, a nurse, helped establish the UCR Student Health Center. They had three children: Thomas V. Broadbent [BYH Class of 1952~H] (Ellen) of Los Gatos, California; Beverly Broadbent (Leland) Creer, of Avon, Connecticut; and Lee Clark (Denise) Broadbent, of New Haven, Connecticut. @ 2001 ~ ~ ~ ~ Thomas V. Broadbent was born on May 7, 1935 in Provo, Utah. He died on September 28, 2008 in San Jose, California. His interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Brown, Jeanine
1307 North 1450 East
Provo, Utah 84604 US

Jeanine and Alan Morgan
  • Work: 801-374-1829

Class of 1952 ~ Honorary. Jeanine Brown. She married Alan R. Morgan. She left BYH before graduating in 1952, but graduated from high school several years later.

Christen, Ray
2045 S 1400 E Unit 8
St. George, Utah 84790-6849 US

Ray Christen
  • Work: [801-374-1197]
  • Home: 435-674-1320

Class of 1952 ~ Honorary. Ray Christen. Family owned Christen Sand and Gravel. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ray Leroy Christen Age: 79 @May2014 Previous address: PO Box 694, Provo, Utah

Clarke, Sybil

Clarke, Sybil
10404 N. 106th Place
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258-9215

Sybil and Roger Ferguson
  • Work: 480-451-9304

Class of 1952 ~ Honorary. Cybil Clarke. Daughter of BYH Principal A. John Clarke. She transferred to Provo High as a sophomore, and graduated there rather than stay at BYH and be the "principal's daughter." Sybil holds a degree in speech and theatre from Northwestern University. Married Roger Ferguson, BYH Class of 1950. On January 17, 1972, Four Star, Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the State of Idaho. All of the stock of Four Star was owned by Roger and Sybil Ferguson and two other shareholders. On March 10, 1972, Roger and Sybil Ferguson purchased all of the stock of Four Star owned by the two other shareholders. In March 1975, the corporate name of Four Star was changed to Diet Center, Inc. (Diet Center). From 1975 to March 31, 1985, Roger Ferguson, Sybil Ferguson, and their son, Michael Ferguson, were president, secretary/treasurer, and executive vice-president of Diet Center, respectively, and those individuals constituted the Board of Directors of Diet Center. American Health Companies, Inc. (AHC), was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on March 8, 1983. On or about April 1, 1985, AHC acquired, through a series of corporate transactions, Diet Center, which, theretofore, had been wholly owned by petitioners Roger and Sybil Ferguson and their five children, including petitioner Michael Ferguson. AHC, through franchises operating under the name of Diet Center, provided weight loss and diet counseling services and marketed a variety of vitamins, minerals, and food products. Operate the Roger and Sybil Ferguson Charitable Foundation. Book: THE DIET CENTER COOKBOOK by Sybil Ferguson, Copyright 1986 by Diet Center, Inc.; published by Simon and Schuster, New York. With color photographs by Simon Metz. ISBN# 0671604457. ----- After Sybil Ferguson lost 56 pounds, her neighbors wanted to learn her secrets. A support group began to meet each morning to discuss their weight-loss experiences and to encourage one another. Sybil latched onto this successful support-group idea and franchised it throughout the United States and Canada. The Diet Center, with over $45 million in annual revenues, made a personal dream to lose weight an international weight-loss program. 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.

Gibby, Ronald
403 Stallion Street
PO Box 1048
Ogden, Kansas 66517 US

Ron Gibby
  • Work: 785-537-0751

Class of 1952 ~ Honorary. Ronald Gibby. Ron's brother worked in the PE Department at BYU and he lived with his brother's family while at BYH. From Southern California, a talented artist and body builder. @2007

Harris, Tom

Tom Harris

Class of 1952 ~ Honorary? Tom Harris. Canadian. Baseball, Chorus, Y'ld Cat Newspaper. [Need his middle initial, parents' names.]

Holliman, Marlene Joan

Holliman, Marlene Joan
Provo, Utah US

Marlene (and Bill) Faulkner

Class of 1952 ~ Honorary. Marlene Holliman. Attended BYJrH through 7th grade, then moved to Orem and graduated from Lincoln High School. She maintained her BYH friendships. Marlene Faulkner married William L. Faulkner. Their children include: Kim Faulkner Ashton, Kelly Faulkner Spafford (Ryan), William A. Faulkner (Holly), Kattie Faulkner Jennings (Gordon); and Lance Travis Faulkner [dec. November 2001] (Melanie). ~ ~ ~ ~ Deseret News Executive Focus; Marlene Faulkner, Inc., Will's Pit Stop, Provo, Utah. August 4, 1993: VITAL STATISTICS: Age: 58. Where born: Price, Utah. Family: Daughters: Kim, Kelly and Katie; sons: Bill Jr. and Lance. Education: High school. Primary products: Convenience store, gas, car wash. Number of employees: Eight. PERSONALITY PROFILE: First ``real'' job: Working for AT&T until first baby, then wife and mother for 30 years. Management style: Encouraging my employees to work as a team. Keys to success: Learning to know and enjoy my customers personally. One lesson I've learned in my work: Everyone wants to be treated as an individual. What I like about my line of work: Meeting people. Heroes: My mother-in-law, Bernece Faulkner, and my sister-in-law, Diane Jarvis. Leisure time and hobbies: Spending time with my five children and 11 grandchildren. My husband raced a boat, and when he died my two sons took it over; we travel all over the nation racing. Favorite book and movie: ``Life Everlasting,'' ``Gone With the Wind.'' ~ ~ ~ ~ Bill, Sr., raced E boats with some success. They opened Will's Pit Stop convenience store, gas station and car wash on North University Avenue. Bill died the day the store opened, but Marlene still owns and operates the store. Their son, Lance, was a National Champion boat racer at 19 years of age. He was killed in a racing accident in November of 2001. ~ ~ ~ ~ The legacy of Faulkner racing started in 1970 with Bill Faulkner, Sr. driving SS-70 "Hot Canary", and Bill Faulkner, Jr. helping his dad in the pits. Youngest son, Lance, became involved in the family racing as he grew older. In January 1983 tragedy struck the Faulkner family with the death of Bill Faulkner, Sr. who died of cancer. Bill Faulkner, Jr. soon stepped into his father's shoes and took over as driver with Lance in the pits. In 1991 Bill gave Lance the opportunity to drive the boat part time. The following year Bill saw Lance's potential in taking Faulkner Racing to a new level. In 1992 Bill turned the driving over to Lance, then took engine responsibilities and managed the crew. With the help of their crew, family and friends, along with financial help from their mother, Marlene Faulkner, and the family business, Wills Pit Stop, Faulkner Racing raised the "bar" for Super Stock Racing and Lance's list of accomplishments continued to grow. A three-time inductee into the prestigious APBA Hall of Champions, Faulkner owned every national / divisional title and nearly every speed record in the Super Stock class during his racing career. But Faulkner did not stop with the Super Stock class ... in 1998 Lance purchased his first K-Boat to compete in the legendary unlimited flatbottom class. A "hired gun" in 1996 and 1997, Faulkner collected checkered flags and national titles as he put the K-Boat class on notice that he most definitely was a contender, until his tragic death in 2000. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Marlene Joan Holliman Faulkner (Sweet Pea). She was born August 7th, 1934 in Price Utah, to Ephraim Edgar Holliman and Milda Marguerite Johnstun (sic). After fighting a courageous battle with congenital heart disease, she died on Monday, February 21, 2011 after her generous heart failed. She was surrounded by her loving family, who willingly cared for her while she transitioned. Her challenging and adventuresome childhood in Carbon County prepared her to over come two of the biggest hurdles of her life: the death of her beloved high school sweet heart William Larsen Faulkner in 1984 and the untimely death of her youngest son Lance Travis Faulkner in 2001. She married William Larsen Faulkner on November 16, 1953 and later was sealed in the Provo Temple in 1984. She was business woman of the year, a proud moment in her life, for she was a dedicated business owner of one of the most recognized landmarks in Provo: Will's Pit Stop. She was a highly decorated speed boat owner in American Powerboat Association for over 40 years. She belonged to the Edgemont 20th Ward and served in numerous callings throughout her life. Survivors include Kim Ashton, Kelly Spafford (Ryan), William A. Faulkner (Holly), and Kaye Lynn Jennings (Gordon), 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at the LDS Church located at 4000 North 650 East (Timpview Dr). A visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State Street in Orem, and also Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the ward chapel prior to the services. Interment will be in the East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at The family expresses their sincere gratitude for the devoted care of Dr. John Mitchell and the nurses and staff of Utah Valley Hospital ICU and fifth floor. In lieu of flowers the family requests you make a donation to the LDS Humanitarian Fund. [Deseret News, February 23, 2011]

Johnson, Maurice
3166 Sunset Hollow Drive
Bountiful, Utah 84010

Maurice Johnson
  • Work: 801-298-8941

Class of 1952 ~ Honorary. [His first name is pronounced as "Morris"] After attending BYH his family moved to Orem and he attended Lincoln High School, but maintained his BYH friendships. He has enjoyed a distinguished career as a school administrator, including serving as a principal in the Granite School District. Recently principal at Holladay Junior High School.

Lund, Blaine James

Lund, Blaine James
Murray, Utah US

Blaine and Anita Lund

Class of 1952 ~ Honorary. Blaine James Lund. Family home in Modena, Utah. Attended Cedar City High School for his senior year. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Blaine James Lund, age 85, peacefully passed away on January 23, 2020 with his beloved wife, Anita of 56 years by his side at the Sandy Rehab Center Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born March 11, 1934 in Cedar City, Utah as the fifth and youngest child of Tom and Ethel Lund. He grew up in Modena where he worked and played with his family as they ran the B.J. Lund Store, Hotel, and Cafe. He enjoyed many colorful adventures along the railroad and in the surrounding desert. He participated in every sport available in school as he attended both B.Y. High and Cedar High Schools, football being his favorite. He was a proud graduate of Cedar High School and went on to play one year of college football at CSU. He enlisted in the Army during the Korean conflict, where he was honored to serve his country as a surgical technician. After completing his military service he was called on a 2 ˝ year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in his beloved Norway. He continued his education and graduated from BYU where he met the love of his life, Anita Woodruff. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple April 3,1964. Their life together was filled with love and laughter as they enjoyed many adventures, challenges and joys. Blaine provided for his wife and 5 children working as a salesman for Woodruff Sales for many years. Throughout his life he served in many callings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with the highlight being his 11 years of service as an ordinance worker at the Jordan River Temple. Music was a major part of his life whether he was singing, whistling or playing the harmonica. He had a tender heart but was a man to the core, loving hunting, fishing and the outdoors. Blaine loved life and saw the good in everyone and everything. His optimism, jovial sense of humor and positive attitude influenced many and brought joy to all who knew him. He is survived by his beloved wife Anita, 5 children and their spouses, 15 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and his sister Darlene Pendleton. Source.

McDonald, James
PO Box 573
Tyrone, New Mexico 88065 US

James McDonald

Class of 1952 ~ Honorary?? James McDonald.

Morris, Gene L.
1838 S. Alta Vista Drive
Orem, Utah 84057 US

Gene Morris
  • Work: 801-225-3583

Class of 1952 ~ Honorary. Gene L. Morris.

Snell, Carol Janine

Snell, Carol Janine
Provo, Utah US

Carol and James Sutherland

BYH Class of 1952~Honorary. Carol Snell. She attended BYU Elementary Laboratory School, BYJrHigh, and BYH through her junior year. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Carol Janine Snell Young Sutherland passed away peacefully at her home in Provo, Utah on May 24, 2010. She was born August 7, 1934 to her parents Morris Rasmussen Snell and Pearl Evans Snell. She is the oldest of their three children. Carol attended BYU Elementary Laboratory School and BYU High School until her senior year, when she attended and graduated from Provo High School. Carol married the love of her life, James A. Sutherland, on April 6, 1968 and they were later sealed in the Provo LDS Temple on October 22, 1989. Carol is survived by a sister, Sylvia Snell Taylor, her husband Jim, and their six children; Kathy Gardner, Greg Young (Denise); Randy Young (Andrea); Kerry Sutherland (Jo Ann); Sam Sutherland (Christine); Sara Terry (Mike); 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Carol worked for the City of Provo for several years. She is a member of the LDS Church where she served in many positions. Viewing will be Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from 6 PM to 8 PM at 1090 W. 1020 S., Provo, Utah. Funeral Services were held Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 1090 W. 1020 S. Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, May 26, 2010.] Carol Janine Snell Young Sutherland

Thomas, Haynes Morgan

Thomas, Haynes Morgan
St George, Utah US

Haynes Thomas
  • Home: 435-680-0321 (Sister)

Class of 1952 ~ Honorary. Haynes M. Thomas. ~ ~ ~ ~ After attending school on the Lower Campus, Haynes graduated from Mesa High School in 1952. After graduation, his family moved to San Diego, California, where he served in the US Marines from 1953-1956, then returned to his education, receiving a Bachelor's degree. During this time, Haynes worked as a yellow cab driver, and one evening had Mr. Harry Belafonte as a passenger! Continuing to study, he earned a Master's degree in Special Education, then spent his career as a highly valued special education teacher to at-risk children in the Washington DC Schools System. Haynes also served as a temple worker in the Washington DC temple for several years. He retired to St. George, Utah where his sister lives, in 2009. @2012 ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Haynes Morgan Thomas was born August 9, 1934 in Alamosa, Colorado, to Myron and Doris Guthrie Thomas. He passed away June 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Haynes lost his mother to illness when he was 7, and missed her his whole life. He loved music, and became a fine cornet player, was a member of the Marine Band from 1952-55, played often for the President and in a concert atop Mt. Suribachi. He attended Brigham Young High School, before going on to graduate from Mesa High School in Arizona in 1952. He was also member of the Ys Men at BYU. In the 1960s Haynes earned BS and MS degrees at San Diego State, and taught Native American students in Arizona and California. He earned an MS in Special Ed at George Mason University in Washington D.C., and worked with at-risk students in that city. Haynes became one of the most valued and loved teachers in the WDC districts. Haynes never married. But all children were his children, and he served those in need all his life, using most of his earnings to help them and others in need. He was a man of honor, kindness, gentleness, and true humility. Services to be at Lindon, Utah 16th Ward June 14 at 11:00 (Viewing at 10:00). [Provo Daily Herald, Wednesday June 13, 2012]

Wayman, Gail
4186 North Canyon Road
Provo, Utah 84604 US

Gail and Lew Burnham
  • Work: 801-221-0348

Class of 1952 ~ Honorary. Gail Wayman. She attended BY Elementary School and Brigham Young Junior High School. After tranferring to another school, she maintained friendships at BYH, and attends reunions at BYH. She married Lew Burnham. @2007

Wilson, Shirley Anne

Wilson, Shirley Anne
Sandy, Utah US

Shirley and John Anderson

Class of 1952 ~ Honorary. Shirley Wilson. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Shirley Anne Wilson Anderson, 5/25/1934 - 9/14/2020. A fiery, loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away of old age on Monday, September 14th at her home at Beacon Crest Senior Living Center, at the age of 86. Shirley Anne Wilson Anderson was born May 25, 1934 in Provo, Utah, to Billie Woodrow Wilson and Ethel Lucille Murdock Wilson. Twelve years later a baby brother was born, William Douglas (Jeanette Thompson) Wilson. The two children spent most of their childhood in Provo. Frequent visitors at the Wilson home were the Murdock aunts and uncles from among her mother's twelve siblings, who all entertained and played musical instruments. She was adored by a widowed grandfather, William Mercer Wilson (whom she called "Poppy".) The Wilson aunts and uncles were also there often. Shirley attended Brigham Young Junior High School, becoming an honorary member of the BYH Class of 1952. Shirley Anne was a redheaded, braided star with a gorgeous smile, she had a keen sense of humor that she kept to the very end. She and her husband John Anderson, had the kindest, funniest, longest running banter of words between them, which endeared them to their children, as well as so many close and wonderful friends. Their children aspire to similar happy, wonderful marriages! She met her future husband, John, at a Church social. He loved her the minute he saw the beautiful girl at the piano, smiling his way and playing chop-sticks. At the time she was a BYU Cougarette and he was a tall dark handsome BYU football player. (She was President and choreographed many of their marches.) The magic began at this social, and their great love story proceeded to unfold. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 4th, 1953. They had three children before he graduated from law school. In those early days they lived in Stadium Village Apartments, just off the U of U campus. Final tally they had six children: Julie (Craig White) - Beaver, UT; Denece (John Stillings) - South Jordan, UT; Karilee (Kevin Olsen) - Bluffdale, UT; Laurie (Terry Gale) - Saratoga Springs, UT; John Douglas (Julie Rodeman) Anderson - Aurora, UT; Amy Plott - Eagle Mountain, UT; and 32 grandchildren; 101 great-grandchildren, plus spouses. They raised their family in Sandy, Utah. In the earlier years Shirley sewed most of the clothing her daughters wore. She made doll clothes, baby clothes, school dresses, costumes . . . and later prom dresses and bridal dresses. She gave perms, put in pin-curls and did hairdos for five girls. She did scouting, sports and a mission with one boy. She liked fast, fancy cars. She rode Doug's motorcycle around the house before tipping it over. She spoke her mind and excelled in articulation and assertiveness. Shirley sang in quartets, choirs, and with her family. She gathered her children around and played guitar while they sang. She encouraged them to likewise perform with piano, quartets, high school marching groups, cheerleading, plays, ballet and every other kind of lesson to be had. She believed in recreation and entertainment. On Monday nights she made an outstanding dessert for her family and entertained them as though they were her best friends. And they still ARE. She oil painted, toll painted, and decorated. She made pottery. She cooked and entertained friends and loved people. She had faith and believed you could do absolutely ANYTHING you truly wanted to do. She believed in Santa and said that if you ever stopped believing, he would stop coming, which turned out to be true. Mom did not preach, but she absolutely believed in Jesus Christ and followed his teachings. She did everything in her power to support the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She taught the children and youth. She presided, she organized and directed. She was a strong leader. Shirley listened to her children. She always seemed to know how to support her family and what to say in each situation. She was a problem solver. Her first objective was to raise happy, balanced, successful people who would contribute to family and society. She was a tough disciplinarian. Shirley supported John in his attorney work and especially when he was a Bishop, and a Stake President. At that time she single-handedly kept the family on course. Only a woman of super strength could have managed a large family, entertained church leaders, and given her children what they needed. Shirley Anderson sold real-estate when her children got older. Sometimes she appreciated the real-estate so well that she moved in! John supported her in whatever she wanted to do because he thought she had amazing judgement. They discussed a lot before making decisions together. She certainly did have great judgement! She taught us to put our spouses and our families first. She taught us to have empathy, understanding and volunteerism for those less fortunate and fight for the things we believed in. Her children developed a fierce desire to help and foster others because of her teachings. Our mom taught us to get together and have fun with our siblings. She said they were our "eternal friends". She was hostess for "millions" of parties, picnics, dances on the patio, camps of every kind, and programs. She taught us to bring out the wonderful food, the music, display our talents, plan get-togethers, teach our kids what was truly important, "put away jealousies, envyings and strifes," to support each other and reunions so we could stay close to one another as parents, siblings and cousins. Mom adjusted to situations that weren't easy. She overcame relative poverty, kids' bad decisions, cancer, broken bones, old age, care centers, and even death. She was not a complainer! She was a template of peace, possibilities, and set a precedence on how to live an extraordinary life and "endure to the end." We are so proud of you, our wife, mother, sister, friend and exemplar! Funeral services for Shirley Anderson will be held on Saturday, September 19th at 1:00 PM at the Londonderry Chapel located at 11164 S. Londonderry Drive, Sandy, with a viewing one hour prior to services. Interment to follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd., Sandy. Please use precautions and remember that elderly persons, like John Anderson are at very high risk of Covid. Funeral services are under the direction of Larkin Mortuary. We thank the staff there and also the staff at Beacon Crest. Online condolences may be offered at Doug Anderson has invited guests to a Zoom Meeting for those who wish to view the funeral online. Meeting ID: 8337310 0690, Passcode: 502960 [Salt Lake Tribune on Sep. 18, 2020].

Wright, Mary Evelyn

Wright, Mary Evelyn
Johnstown, Pennsylvania US

Evelyn and James Hales

Class of 1952 ~ Honorary. Mary Evelyn Wright. She grew up on Second East and Sixth North in Provo. She attended BYH, but graduated at Provo High School. [Her name and photo are not listed with the senior class in the 1952 BYH Wildcat yearbook.] HER OBITUARY: Mary Evelyn (Wright) Hales, 65, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, died May 20, 2000 at home. Born July 27, 1934 in Hinckley, Utah, to George Maynard and Eva Lorena (Rust) Wright. Evelyn was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1952 as a Valedictorian. [BYH Note: She attended Provo High School in her senior year, and graduated from PHS.]. She served as a missionary in Uruguay for two years. Evelyn taught school, grades six through 12, for seven years in Utah, and then taught English at a university in Jilin, China, from 1992 to 1993. Preceded in death by her father, sisters and one brother, Lola Dawn (Grant) Reeve, June Wright and Robert (Donna) Wright. Survived by her mother, Eva Wright of Pleasant Grove, Utah; her husband, James; and her children: Annette, wife of Bryce Avery, California, Maryland; and Eric, husband of Rebecca El Halta of Hershey, Pennsylvania. Also survived by six grandchildren, and her sister, Barbara (Glen) Nelson, Springville, Utah. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 27, 2000 in the Springville, Utah. Interment, Koosharem Cemetery, Koosharem, Utah. [Deseret News, Thursday, May 25, 2000]