Class of 1950~Honorary


Alphabetical Alumni

Anderson, Brita

Brita Anderson

Class of 1950 ~ Honorary. Brita Anderson. She attended BYH but graduated elsewhere in 1957.

Maeser, D'Ann [Naser]
770 Northcrest Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103 US

D'Ann and John Andersen
  • Work: (801) 364-9823

Class of 1950? Class of 1951? Honorary? D'Ann Maeser or Naser? [Name, photo does not appear with senior class in 1950 or 1951 Wildcat yearbooks.] --@2001

Mayberry, Louis Ray
7575 Mexico Way
Buena Park, California 90620 US

Louis Mayberry

Class of 1950 ~ Honorary? Louis Ray Mayberry. [His name, photo do not appear with the senior class in the 1950 Wildcat yearbook.]

Naser, D'Ann
770 Northcrest Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103-3374 US

D'Ann and John Andersen
  • Work: (801) 364-9823

Class of 1950? Class of 1951? Honorary? D'Ann Naser. [Name, photo does not appear with senior class in 1950 or 1951 Wildcat yearbooks.] --@2001 Her parents: Karl Naser and May Ogden, married March 12, 1932, later divorced. Daughter D'Ann Naeser (John) Andersen of Salt Lake City, Utah. HER MOTHER'S OBITUARY: Mae Ogden White passed away February 12, 2003. Born July 16, 1911 in Richfield, Utah, to Franklin Marsh Ogden and Eleanor Ward. Married Karl Naser March 12, 1932. Later Divorced. Mae worked at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee facility where the atomic bomb was developed during World War II. She graduated from Brigham Young University June 1, 1948, where she was given an award as the most outstanding student in the business department. She taught typing and shorthand at Weber College in Ogden, Utah. She married Lee White August 20, 1953 in Elko, Nevada. He died April 1, 1990. Mae traveled in all 50 states and many foreign countries. Her hobbies were knitting sweaters and afghans. She was a member of the LDS Church. Preceded in death by husband Lee White. Survived by her daughter D'Ann Andersen (John) of Salt Lake City, UT; three stepdaughters, Nancy Peterson (John) of Vicksburg, MS, Judy Shepherd (Robert) of Las Vegas, NV; Maggie Jamison of Port Angeles, WA; one brother Melvin Ogden of Uintah, UT; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 17, 2003 in Salt Lake City, Utah. [Deseret News, Saturday, February 15, 2003.]

Spencer, Norman Darwin

Spencer, Norman Darwin
Mapleton, Utah US

Norman and Colleen Spencer

Class of 1950 ~ Honorary. Norman Darwin Spencer attended elementary and junior high school at the Brigham Young Elementary and Brigham Young Junior High School, before finishing his high school education elsewhere. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Mapleton, Utah: Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle, passed away peacefully September 24, 2009 in Provo, Utah at the age of 77 with his wife and family at his side. Norman was born May 11, 1932 in Salt Lake City to Savona and Mary Johnson Norman. His mother, Mary, died giving birth. Norman's Aunt and Uncle Josie and Vord Spencer later adopted him. Norman married his high school sweetheart, Colleen Nielsen, on January 4, 1952 in the Salt Lake City Temple for time and all eternity. Norman attended elementary and junior high school at the old Brigham Young Academy and went on to graduate from Provo High School where he met his sweetheart Colleen. Norman retired from the Provo Post Office in 1988 with over 30 years of service. He also worked several part time jobs to help support his family. Norman loved taking his family camping and enjoyed the outdoors. He loved technology and electronic gadgets, during his 77 years of life he went from wind up clocks to solar powered atomic watches and high speed internet. He taught his children to cultivate work ethics by laboring on their small farm. Norman dutifully fulfilled many church obligations throughout his life. Norman was preceded in death by his son Paul David Spencer (December 8, 1997). With loving memory he is survived by his wife Colleen and their four children: Michael Darwin (Pat), Steven Craig (Linda), Douglas Kay and Sherri Lynn Whiting (Paul); 23 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and a sister Jo-Ell Brienholt. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the Mapleton North Stake Center, 475 N 1600 W, Mapleton, Utah. Friends may call on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 82 W 400 N, Mapleton or Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, Sunday, September 27, 2009.]

Tanner, V Jordan
1929 North 1420 West
Provo, Utah 84604 US

Jordan and Pat Tanner
  • Cell: 801-367-5266
  • Home: 801-377-1876

Brigham Young Academy Foundation Member. BYH Class of 1950 ~ Honorary. V Jordan Tanner. Jordan Tanner attended both the BY Training School and BY Junior High School, leaving after the 9th grade. He then graduated from Provo High School in 1950. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1954 and received his Commission as an Ensign and served as the Signal Officer on the USS Hornet, CVA-12 for two years. After his Navy days he received an MBA from the University of California (Berkeley). He passed the exams for the Foreign Service and served in Embassies in Korea, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa and Australia. He was elected to Utah House of Representatives in 1990 and served five terms. He sponsored legislation in 1994 that prevented smoking in all public buildings in Utah. It was the first statewide ban implemented in the United States. He also sponsored several ethics reform bills during the ten years he was a legislator. He was serving in the legislature during the final and successful effort to save the historic Academy Building, and was named an honorary member of the Brigham Young Academy Foundation. He has done contract work with the Department of State for the past twenty years, working on International Visitors Leadership Projects. He has been an Adjunct Professional at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at BYU for 21 years and was appointed to the Provo City Energy Board in 2009. ~ ~ ~ ~ FAMILY: Parents: Professor Vasco Myron Tanner (born October 29, 1892 in Payson, Utah) and Annie Atkin Tanner (born December 14, 1891). Vasco and Annie married on June 5, 1917. The children of Vasco and Annie Tanner included: Carol Tanner, married Leo Evan Smith; Marilyn Tanner, married Edward Smith Murphy; Carmela Dawn Tanner, married David Pond Forsyth; Gloria Tanner, married Maurice Smith; and V Jordan Tanner [BYH Class of 1950~H], married Pat Nowell. [Special note: We are informed by Jordan Tanner that the initial V in his name is not an abbreviation, hence no period follows it.] @2009