Class of 1947~Honorary


Alphabetical Alumni

Alstrom, Mignon
1465 N. 800 W.
Mapleton, Utah 84664 US

Mignon Gallier

Class of 1947 ~ Honorary? [Her name and photo did not appear with the senior class in the 1947 Wildcat yearbook, or in surrounding year annuals.] @2001

Buckwalter, Joan

Buckwalter, Joan
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Joan and George Goble

Class of 1947 ~ Honorary? Joan Buckwalter. School play December 1945: "What A Life" by Clifford Goldsmith. She married George Stanford Goble. [Her name and photo did not appear with senior class in 1947 Wildcat yearbook, or in any surrounding year annuals. Her name also does not appear on a graduation list.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Joan Buckwalter Goble, 1929 ~ 2017. Joan Buckwalter Goble, 88, died July 7, 2017 in South Jordan, Utah. Joan was born on February 5, 1929 in Provo, Utah to John Ernest Buckwalter and Florence Logsdon Buckwalter, and grew up in Provo, Brigham City and Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended Brigham Young High School as a member of the Class of 1947(?), but apparently she did not graduate with her class. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority at the University of Utah, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in June 1951. She worked as a teacher at Highland Park School where she taught third grade. Joan married George Stanford Goble on January 14, 1952 in the Salt Lake City Temple. The couple lived for 63 years together in Salt Lake City and Bountiful Utah, Arvada and Lakewood, Colorado and New Providence, New Jersey. Joan served with her husband when he was called as mission president in the Fiji Suva Mission from 1987 to 1990. She especially loved being with the missionaries and traveling to all the islands of the mission. After their mission, they served in the Denver Colorado Temple where she was matron, with her husband as president, from 1998 to 2001. After that service, they moved to Utah to live closer to family. Joan loved her family and took great joy in the birth of each grandchild and great-grandchild. She loved to read and taught this love to her family. She loved to do handwork, and made many crocheted and knitted items, especially dishrags and afghans. She taught herself to sew and was always making dresses for her five daughters as they grew up. She is survived by her five daughters, Suzanne (Wayne) Tomkinson, Darcy (David) Damstedt, Jerri (John) Christensen, Lisa (Robert) Gray, and Gretchen (David) Williams; sister, Linda (Mike) Novakovich; 24 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren, with five more on the way. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 1 pm at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah. Viewings will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home and on Saturday from 12-12 pm prior to the service. She will be buried next to her husband, who died February 3, 2015, in the American Fork Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com. Deseret News, July 13 to July 14, 2017] Another Source.~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: George Stanford Goble, 85, passed away at his home on February 3, 2015. He was born in Nephi, Utah on August 25, 1929 to Maysel Dell Ingram and George Langshaw Goble. He spent his childhood years in Nephi before moving to Salt Lake City as a young adult. He served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northwestern States Mission from 1949 to 1951. He married Joan Buckwalter in the Salt Lake Temple on January 14, 1952, with the sealing performed by Harold B. Lee. They were married for 63 years. He was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corps. and served in the Korean War. He was always proud of being a Marine. A father of five daughters, he worked for the telephone company in Salt Lake City, Denver and New York City. He retired in 1987. In July 1987, he and his wife were called to serve as mission president in the Fiji Suva Mission, where they faithfully served for three years. Upon returning to Denver, they enjoyed serving in the Denver Temple. He served as temple president, with Joan as matron, in the Denver Temple from 1998 to 2001. After they were released, the couple moved to Riverton, Utah, where they lived for the remainder of his life. He enjoyed spending time with the numerous members of his family, serving in the temple and doing missionary work. He was an avid fisherman and would tie his own flies. He loved to read, watch his grandchildren play sports, and garden. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joan Buckwalter Goble; daughters, Suzanne (Wayne) Tomkinson of Casa Grande, Arizona, Darcy (David) Damstedt of Smithfield, Utah, Jerri (John) Christensen of Auburn, Virginia, Lisa (Robert) Gray of Lehi, Utah, Gretchen (David) Williams of South Jordan Utah; 32 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. A funeral was held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Tithing Hill Ward, 1208 West 12400 South, Riverton, Utah. His interment, American Fork Cemetery. Source.

Crowther, Earl James (1947~H)

Crowther, Earl James (1947~H)
Springville, Utah US

Jim and Carma Crowther

Class of 1947 ~ Honorary. Earl James "Jim " Crowther. OBITUARY: Earl James Crowther was born in Shoshone, Idaho, on September 16, 1929 to Israel Earl and Ruth Elizabeth Wintch Crowther. He was raised in Provo, Utah, and attended BY High School [did he graduate from Provo High School?] and BYU. After serving a mission for the LDS Church in the North West States, he married Carma Deane Bell on September 5, 1952 in the Manti Temple. He worked at Geneva Steel for over 50 years as an armature winder and electrician. Jim and Carma were the loving parents of two sons, David (Sharon) Crowther of Deweyville, and Mikell Crowther of Hollywood, CA; and one daughter Susan (Price) Haslam of Orem. He was also the proud grandfather of ten and great-grandfather of seven. Jim is survived by three brothers, Glen (Clair) Crowther [BYH Class of 1954] of Mesquite, NV, Tom (Shirlene) Crowther [BYH Class of 1960] of Richfield, and Ted (Cleo) Crowther of Westpoint; three sisters Norma Jean (Jay) Ovard of American Fork, Dolores (Carl) Southwick of Boulder City, NV, and Lois (Stewart) Benedict [BYH Class of 1957] of Orem. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister and a grandson. Jim's loves were first and foremost his family. He and Carma were to celebrate their Golden Anniversary this coming September. He was devoted to her every day of their lives together. He was always there to love and support his family in all they did. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all that had the privilege of knowing him. Jim was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and worked in the Provo Temple. He was also very active in his work with family history research. Jim spent many years working with the Scouting program, both in Cub Scouting and Boy Scouts. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time fishing, hiking and white water rafting. He passed this love on to his family. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 5, 2002 in Springville, Utah. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills. [Provo Daily Herald, January 3, 2003.]

Ivins, Guy
1020 E. 700 N.
American Fork, Utah 84003 US

Guy Ivins

Class of 1947 ~ Honorary? [Name and photo does not appear with senior class in the 1947 Wildcat yearbook, or in any surrounding year annuals.] -- @2001

Reynolds, Thomas
504 East Telegraph %2384
Washington, Utah 84780 US

TV Reynolds

Class of 1947 ~ Honorary? Thomas "TV" Reynolds. [Name, photo do not appear with senior class in 1947 Wildcat yearbook, or in surrounding year annuals.] @2001

Thayer, Douglas H.

Thayer, Douglas H.
Provo, Utah US

Doug and Donlu Thayer

Class of 1947--Honorary. Douglas H. Thayer. Doug grew up in southwest Provo in the Sixth Ward. When he wasn't working, going to school, or involved in Scouting, he was hiking in the mountains east of Provo, swimming in the Provo River and Utah Lake, and hunting and fishing. Doug dropped out of school in 1946 to join the U.S. Army. He served in Germany, later returning as a missionary. Before he started teaching, doug worked as a construction laborer, summer ranger at Yellowstone Park, driller's helper, insurance salesman, and gandy dancer. He has an English BA from BYU, an English MA from Stanford, and a creative writing MFA in fiction from the University of Iowa. He is in his fifty-first year as a faculty member in the BYU English Department; his specialty is writing fiction and teaching fiction writing. He has served as director of composition, associate department chair associate dean of humanities, and head of the creative writing section. In his fiction Doug writes primarily about contemporary Mormon life. He has received various regional awards and prizes for his work. His publications include two novels, "Summer Fire" and "The Conversion of Jeff Williams"; two collections of short stories, "Under the Cottonwoods and Other Mormon Stories" and "Mr. Wahlquist in Yellowstone"; stories and personal essays in quarterlies; and a memoir, "Hooligan: A Mormon Boyhood." Published in 2007, "Hooligan" covers Doug's Provo growing up years during the thirties and forties, including a chapter on BY High. Doug is married to Donlu DeWitt, an attorney and writing teacher; they have six children and an increasing number of grandchildren. @2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Douglas Thayer, 1929 ~ 2017. Douglas Heal Thayer, 88, died at home in Provo, Utah, during his favorite season of the year, his third battle with cancer finally taking the ultimate toll on October 17, 2017. Born April 19, 1929 to Lily Nora Thatcher and Edward "Frank" Thayer, Doug was the consummate Provo boy. He grew up hiking the mountains overlooking his town, roaming the fields, fishing the streams, swimming in the Provo River. Doug was a noted short story writer and novelist - called "the Mormon Hemingway" and "the grandfather of modern Mormon fiction". His memoir, "Hooligan: A Mormon Boyhood", captured the life of a boy growing up in Provo during the Great Depression. In recognition of Doug's ties to the community, Mayor Lewis Billings proclaimed Doug's 75th birthday "Douglas Thayer Day" in Provo. All his life, Doug worked hard without complaint. As a boy, he scrubbed and cleaned the old Sixth Ward Meetinghouse and the Clark Clinic with his mother, the indomitable Lil. He found jobs - collecting night crawlers in the dark from neighbors' lawns to sell to waiting fishermen, sweeping floors and washing dishes in cafes, delivering papers. As a young man he worked at the office of the Provo Herald, as a helper on a uranium drill rig, a construction laborer, a railroad section hand, and a seasonal ranger in Yellowstone National Park. In 1946, Doug dropped out of BY High School to join the Army, serving with the US Occupation Forces in war-shattered Germany, an experience that changed his life and greatly influenced his writing. He returned to Germany for 30 months as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Back in Provo he took a bachelor's degree in English at BYU, then did graduate work at Stanford (MA American Lit), University of Maryland (PhD study), and the University of Iowa (MFA Fiction Writing). He taught at BYU for 54 years, serving as Coordinator of Composition, Director of Creative Writing, Associate Chair in the English Department, and Associate Dean of the College of Humanities. Doug was an avid Scouter, from Senior Patrol Leader and Eagle Scout under the mentorship of Harold B. Jones, to decades guiding others (including four sons) towards their Eagles. He served on Scout committees into his eighties. As a young man he hunted and fished with his sidekicks Dean Conant and the Jones clan. In his mellowing years he perfected fly fishing - the cast and the art of catch-and-release - with his friend and colleague Eugene England, who passed away in 2001. He kept fishing with Dean, Scouts, sons, grandsons, and his new ace buddy Randy Rogers, almost to the end. A lifelong member of the LDS Church, Doug held the office of seventy after his mission and until local units of seventy were discontinued in 1974. He served on lesson-writing committees for the Church, in three bishoprics, and on two high councils, and in his seventies volunteered to be the Ward Representative supervising the meetinghouse cleaning crews. Doug married Donlu DeWitt in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple in 1974. Long accustomed to walking to and from BYU every day, he kept up the practice, from their home on First South and then from the home they built in Edgemont in 1978, where their six children grew up. Doug's habits were regular and sound. His students, colleagues, friends, and neighbors knew his relentless wit and dry humor, and his trustworthiness, and his selfless, unheralded service. Doug published four collections of short stories and four novels. His work includes prizes from "Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought", the P. A. Christensen Award, the Association for Mormon Letters Prize in the Novel, the Karl G. Maeser Creative Arts Award, the Utah Institute of Fine Arts Award in the Short Story, and the 2008 Smith-Pettit Foundation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Mormon Letters. Doug was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Rowland, and his sister Marlene. He is survived by his brother Robert (Brigitte) Thayer, his wife, and their six children, their spouses, and their 21 "offspring", whom he adored: Emmelyn (Steven) Freitas and Vivienne; Paul (Sharolyn Shields) and Marcus, Aaron, Heather, Justin, Spencer & Alice; James (Elizabeth Benson) and Benson, William, Anna, Simon, Madeline & Sara; Katherine (Jonathan) Willson and Jacob & Lilian; Stephen (Amy Finnell) and Maxwell, Miles & Alexander; and Michael (Jill Myers) and Abigail, Owen & Sienna. Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Edgemont South Stake Center, 2950 North 350 East (Canyon Road), Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com Deseret News, October 26 to October 27, 2017