Class of 1948~Honorary

Alphabetical Alumni

Blackham, Mary
1301 East Treasure Cove Dr
Gilbert, Arizona 85234 US

Mary Shumway

Class of 1948 ~ Honorary? Mary Blackham. [Her name and photo do not appear with the senior class in the 1948 Wildcat yearbook.] Is this Diane Blackham, who is a graduate of the Class of 1948?

Christensen, James Darrell

Christensen, James Darrell
Mesa, Arizona US

Jim and Helen Christensen

Class of 1948 ~ Honorary. James Darrell Christensen. (See photo of Mr. & Mrs. Christensen on Class of 1949 reunion page for 2003.) Graduated from Provo High in 1948. Married Helen Macdonald. "Our first great granddaughter just arrived. We now have one great grandson and the new great granddaughter." @2005 ~ ~ ~ ~ DEATH NOTICE: James Darrell Christensen passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2007. He had been in poor health recently due to diabetes. Dialysis was in his routine for 7 years. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, 5 children, 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He loved his years in Provo. He was 76 years old. @May 2007. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: James Darrell Christensen died on May 16, 2007 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born July 27, 1930 in Richfield, Utah, to Archie Bert & Sarah Curtis Christensen. Jim was the youngest of six children in his family. Along with his parents, he had three brothers and two sisters: M. Grant Christensen, Glenn A. Christensen, Thera Christensen, Iva Christensen, and John B. Christensen. Jim worked as an insurance agent and an accountant. He received a degree in Accounting from Arizona State. He loved his family, sports, competing, coaching, and mentoring youth. Jim was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in a variety of callings, including a two-year mission for the church in the Northern States Mission. He was also a Veteran of the Korean War. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Helen Macdonald Christensen, and children: Kathy Christensen (Jim) Allen, Becky Christensen (Keith) Russell, Curtis (Jessica) Christensen, Jenny Christensen, and Lars (Kami) Christensen; 15 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers: Grant (Aenone) Christensen, and John (Gail) Christensen; his sister-in-law Melba (Glenn) Christensen; cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 21, 2007 at the Udall Ward Building (525 E. 2nd Ave.). Interment, Mesa City Cemetery. The family suggested contributions to General Missionary Fund, c/o Bishop Kay Lines, 435 E. 1st Ave., Mesa, Arizona 85204. [East Valley Tribune, Metro Phoenix, Arizona, May 19, 2007.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Jim was a good friend of George F. Olson, Jr., BYH Class of 1948, also of Mesa, Arizona.

Christensen, Mary
9731 Clemsonville Rd
Union Bridge, Maryland 21791-7813 US

Mary Stephenson

Class of 1948 ~ Honorary? Mary Christensen. [Name, photo do not appear with senior class in 1948 Wildcat yearbook.] Married (David?) Stephenson. --@2001 ~ ~ ~ ~ IS THIS HER OBITUARY? Mary Jo Christensen Stephenson. Our angel mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and eternal companion passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2002, in Orem, Utah after a lengthy battle with numerous health problems. Even until the end, her cheery smile and positive attitude were an inspiration to those around her. Mary was born on August 10, 1929 in Wendell, Idaho as the sixth of eight children to Charley and Elva Christensen. She grew up in Wendell and at age 17 fell in love with and married her sweetheart, Garth A. Stephenson, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Mary was active in numerous church callings throughout the years, including Primary, Young Women, Relief Society, seminary and gospel doctrine teacher, and served with her husband, Garth, as a senior missionary in Vancouver, Canada and later in Singapore and Malaysia. They also served an International Humanitarian Services mission in Salt Lake City. She loved to sing and harmonized with her daughters in performing at a number of church and community events. She and her husband recently moved to Utah after living in the Washington D.C. area for over 50 years. Her family was her greatest joy. She was Garth's sunshine. Together, Mary and Garth raised ten remarkable children: Douglas (Sharon) Stephenson, Mt. Airy, MD; Richard (Cindy) Stephenson, Orem, UT; Christine (James) Fox, West Valley, UT; Diane (Michael) Tenney, Orem, UT; Dona Hartman (deceased), Andy (Carol) Stephenson, Bel Air, MD; Scott (Vickie) Stephenson, Bel Air, MD; Mary Kay (Dan) Bishop, Orem, UT; Tom (Jill) Stephenson, Spokane, WA and Kerry (Jean) Stephenson, Mount Laurel, NJ. In addition to her husband, she leaves one brother, Dee (Pati) Christensen, Rupert, ID and two sisters, Verla (Murlen) Lancaster, Wendell, ID and Arlene (Wayne) Skeem, Twin Falls, ID, 54 grandchildren and 67 great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved and knew by name. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 22, 2002, at 1:00 p.m. in the Northridge Steeplechase Chapel, 150 East 1750 North, Orem, Utah. Family and friends are invited to a viewing held Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem, and at the Church on Saturday morning from 11:45 to 12:45 p.m. prior to service. Graveside services will be Monday, June 24, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. in the Wendell Cemetery, Wendell, Idaho. To send condolences to a family member please visit our website at [Deseret News, Thursday, June 20, 2002]

Cullimore, Kathleen
3432 S. Monte Verde Dr.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84109-3229 US

Kathleen Wallace

Class of 1948 ~ Honorary? [Name, photo does not appear with senior class in 1948 Wildcat yearbook.] Married ________ Wallace. --@2001

Johnson, Harold G.
1225 N 1380th W
Mapleton, Utah 84664-3314 US

Harold Johnson
  • Home: (801) 489-9726

Class of 1948~Honorary. Harold Johnson. "Hi, I went three years to BY Jr. High, then moved to Provo High. Provo High just celebrated our 60th reunion. I have a photo of the BY High 1948 graduating class and recognize most of the faces but cannot put a name to most of them. How can I get the names of those pictured in the 1948 graduating class? Thank You. Harold Johnson. @Sept 1, 2008 ~ ~ ~ ~ If you can help him, send your list to the BYH website or to Harold directly.

Johnson, Virginia

Virginia Washburn

Class of 1948 ~ Honorary? [Name, photo do not appear with senior class in 1948 Wildcat yearbook.] Married _______ Washburn. --@2001

Trotter, Anna
879 West 1560 North
Orem, Utah 84057 US

Anna Nelson

Class of 1948 ~ Honorary? Anna Trotter. [Her name, photo is not listed with the senior class in the 1948 Wildcat yearbook.]

Wentz, Beverly Dawn

Wentz, Beverly Dawn
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Beverly and Donald Herrman

Class of 1948 ~ Honorary. Beverly Wentz. [Name, photo do not appear with the senior class in the 1948 Wildcat yearbook.] Her parents: Donald and Sidonia Wentz. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Beverly Wentz Herrmann. 7/14/1929 to 1/2/2009. Our loving mother, Beverly Dawn Wentz Herrmann, passed away January 2, 2009 at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born July 14, 1929 in Jerome, Arizona to Donald E. and Sidonia Jensen Wentz. Married Donald F. Herrmann in Moose, Wyoming in 1951. Survived by five children: Leslie, Russell, Chris, John, Merrily; nine grandchildren; two great-grand-children; four brothers. Graveside services and interment were held on Thursday, January 8, 2009, at the Orem City Cemetery, 1550 N. 800 E., Orem, Utah. [Deseret News, January 6, 2009]

Widison, Gary
204 West Pipe Street
Lava Hot Springs, Idaho 83246 US

Gary Widison

Class of 1948 ~ Honorary? [Name, photo did not appear with senior class in 1948 Wildcat yearbook.] @2001