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
8240 South High Ct.
Littleton, Colorado 80122 US

Joan Goble

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

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.]

Greer, Shirley
2420 N. 930 E.
Provo, Utah 84604-4161 US

Shirley Greer

Class of 1947 ~ Honorary? [Name and photo did not appear in 1947 Wildcat yearbook, or in any surrounding year annuals.] @2001

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.
2746 North 550 East
Provo, Utah 84604-5928 US

Doug and Donlu Thayer
  • Work: (801) 422-3383
  • Home: (801) 377-0487

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 speciality 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 incllude 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 Boyohood." 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