Class of 1946~Honorary

Alphabetical Alumni

Carter, Darlene

Darlene Carter

Class of 1946 ~ Honorary. Darlene Carter.

Colovich, Donald G.
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Don and Karma/Jovita Colovich

Class of 1946 ~ Honorary. Donald G. Colovich. Don Colovich attended BY High and was an All-State football player. He attended BYH for three years and needed to graduate from high school early in order to get a football scholarship to the University of Nevada. Prior to BYH, he had attended Tintic High School. His old principal at Tintic told him, if Don would bring his transcript from BY High, he would graduate him early from Tintic High so he could get to the University of Nevada in time for spring football training. This actually happened, and Don officially graduated from Tintic High. Before they took the class photos for the BYH Class of 1946, Don had already left. However, his photo can be found in the football pages of the 1946 yearbook, standing next to Karol Bills. Donald G. Colovich first married Karma Wright (dec.) They had seven children. He second married Jovita (Jovy) Tongson. Jovy worked as a health care assistant. (Photo of Don and Jovita can be found in the reunion section of the Class of 1949.) ~ ~ ~ ~ FIRST WIFE'S OBITUARY: God knew you were suffering, that the hills were hard to climb, So he gently closed your eyelids, And whispered "peace be thine". In tears we watched you sinking. We watched you fade away, Our hearts were nearly broken, You fought so hard to stay. It broke our hearts to see you go, But you did not go alone. For a part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, sister-in-law, and friend, Karma Wright Colovich, died Jan. 30, 1996 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born December 14, 1931 in Ogden, Utah, a daughter of Charles Edward and Emily Ronalda Wright. Married Donald G. Colovich on June 4, 1954 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She was talented in many ways, accomplished musician and clothes designer and shared her talents with many. She served in many positions in the LDS Church. She was loved by all who knew her. Survived by husband, Don; six daughters and one son: Karla Colovich (Robert) Jennings; Karen Colovich (Scott) Johnson; Kaylene Colovich (Pete) Hunziker; Kristene Colovich (Robert) Eller; Kapreal Colovich (Scott) Faulk; Kandace Colovich (Paul) Nederhand; Donald Wright Colovich; mother, Emily Ronalda Wright VanWoerkom; sister, LaVon (Henry) Pardina; sister-in-law, Maxine Wright; 15 grandchildren; many nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her father, brother, E. Wayne Wright, and granddaughter, Melissa Jennings. Funeral services were held Friday, February 2, 1996 in Salt Lake City. Interment, Elysian Burial Gardens. The family suggested contributions to the MS Society. [Deseret News, Wednesday, January 31, 1996.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Donald George Colovich, January 28, 1929 - July 5, 2017. Our beloved, father, stepfather, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend, Donald George Colovich, 88, passed away July 5th 2017, at his second home, the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah after a valiant battle with Diabetes, Renal Failure and Leukemia. Donald was born January 28th, 1929 in Eureka, Utah son of Samuel D. and Sarah Marx Colovich. He grew up in Eureka and received his academic diploma at Tintic High School in 1946. Additionally, he was outstanding in athletics and a valuable member of the football team for BY High School 1946. He received an athletic scholarship to the University Nevada Reno. Instead he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1946 and was immediately spotted for his talent in football. He was stationed at the San Diego Marine Base where he continued to display his athletic abilities. He proudly served at the Headquarters in the Service Battalion, Flat Marine Force, in Pearl Harbor. He became a Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1952. While attending Brigham Young University he met and married his loving wife, Karma Wright on June 4, 1954 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He went on to receive his Bachelors of Science Degree at BYU in Business Management in 1956. He established his business, Midvalley Decorating, which he owned and operated for many years. He enjoyed storytelling, fishing, hunting, and many other outdoor activities. He held many positions within the LDS Church. Because of Don’s kind and compassionate nature he was surrounded with lifelong friends and family. He played an active role in shaping the lives of many youth while serving as a scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America for 40+ years. He was nominated for and received the Silver Beaver Award. Don leaves behind a legacy of six daughters Karla (Robert), Karen (Scott), Kaylene (ex-Pete) Kristene (Bob), Kapreal (Scott), Kandace (ex-Paul) and one son Donald “Donny”; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Jewel Colovich; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Don and Karma were married 42 years. Upon her passing he married Jovita Rivera of which he was known as “Daddy Don” to six stepchildren; Elaine, Kit, Engelbert, Roxanne, Alpha, and Oyah, 18 step-grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Dimitre Colovich and Sarah Marx Colovich, wife Karma, son Donald Wright Colovich, wife Jovita, 4 brothers Ted, Bob, Ray, Jack; 2 sisters Helen and Darlene; 2 granddaughters Melissa and Danielle. The family would like to give a special thanks to the VA Medical Center, University Hospital, Moran Eye Center, and the numerous doctors, nurses, staff/personnel, and Rides for Wellness, Meals on Wheels, Wasatch dialysis. Our sincere gratitude to the US Marine Corps that will be participating at our father’s graveside services. Special thanks to both the Highland Lake Ward and Farm Hills Ward members. Also special thanks to our father’s dearest friends, Donald Wiest & Leif Dahlstrom and family. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 11 am, Hyland Lake Ward, 981 East Revere Circle (just north of 5600 South). Viewing will be held Monday, July 10, 2017 from 6-8 at Murray Memorial Mortuary 5850 South 900 East, Murray, Utah. A viewing will also be held from 10 to 11 am prior to services on Tuesday. Interment, Elysian Burial Gardens,1075 East 4580 South, Millcreek, Utah. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or your favorite charity of your choice. [ - July 8, 2017]

Hansen, Don Franklin (1946-H)

Hansen, Don Franklin (1946-H)
Springville, Utah US

Don and LaRayne Hansen

Class of 1946 ~ Honorary. Don F. Hansen was in the BYH Class of 1946, but joined the Navy after his junior year, then returned to Provo and graduated from Provo High in 1947. Married LaRayne. (See photo of Don and LaRayne in the Class of 1949 reunion page.) ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Don Franklin Hansen rejoined his Father in Heaven on Jan. 8, 2010. Don resided in Springville, Utah with his wife LaRayne where they raised three sons. Dad's schooling was at B.Y. High & Provo High School. He served our country for 8-years with the U.S. Navy. After his retirement from Geneva Steel/U.S.Steel, he spent many hours camping with friends and family, gardening, and caring for his yard which he truly loved. Dad won several awards for his beautiful yard and lighting displays at Christmas. (Dad's love of Christmas was as if he were still a little boy.) Dad loved to feed the birds in his yard. Sports were a big part of Don's life as he coached baseball for many years, and also coached Bantam basketball. He always found time to follow his sons, grandkids, and great-grandkids to all of their sporting, dance and music events. Dad was known as "The Candy Man" as he always had a pocket full of candy for the kids around him and on the ball fields. Dad was a HUGE BYU fan and followed them daily. We all found much enjoyment in our family camping outings. Who will ever forget Grandpa's harmonica around the campfire and what about the songs and the jokes. Dad had a song for every occasion. His skills as a handyman, mechanic, and inventor made him proud of his accomplishments. Dad loved all of his neighbors. Dad and mom were extraordinary dancers. Dad loved long rides in the car with mom. Most of all dad loved his wife LaRayne and their 59+ years of marriage. His devoted love for his children, 5-grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren was unmatched. Don is survived by his wife LaRayne (Jensen) Hansen, his three boys Michael D. Hansen (Lori), Kelly J. Hansen, and Cary Dale Hansen (Debbie). Three sisters Verna Rae Blocker (Jake-deceased), Venice Mae Rogers (Robert-deceased), Gail Vernon (Larry-deceased) and three brothers DeLynn Hansen (Ireta), David Leon Hansen (Dixine), Jack Kent Hansen (Virginia). Don was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Elva Hansen, brothers Jerry Allen Hansen, Ted Hansen, and Terry Lee Hansen. The family would like to thank Janet Lopez and the entire staff of First Choice Hospice Healthcare for their loving care for dad. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 at 1 p.m. in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel, 211 E 200 S, Springville, UT. A viewing will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery. Condolences may be sent at [Daily Provo Herald, January 10, 2010.]

Israelsen, Boyd
1665 East 1550 North
Logan, Utah 84341-2965 US

Boyd and Carma Israelsen
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Class of 1946 ~ Honorary. Boyd Israelsen. Boyd attended the BYU Elementary Laboratory Training School in the Third Grade in 1936-1937. His actual high school alma mater in 1946 was John Adams High School in Cleveland, Ohio. His family lived there during the war years while his father worked as an economist for the Federal government. ~ ~ ~ ~ BIO: Boyd Israelsen was born at Logan, Utah on March 12, 1928. His parents moved to Monroe, Utah in 1929, where his father served as principal of the LDS seminary for seven years. He has one sibling, Barbara Israelsen Shearer, born in March 1934. The family moved to Provo in 1936, where he attended third grade at BYU Training School. The next four years were spent in Madison, Wisconsin, followed by a year each in Logan, Utah and Washington, D.C., then four years in Cleveland, Ohio, where he graduated from John Adams High School in 1946. He enlisted in the Army and spent 15 months on occupation duty in Japan, playing clarinet in the 296th Army Band at I Corps headquarters in Kyoto. Boyd attended Utah State University, California Institute of Technology, and Stanford University (Ph.D. 1960, electrical engineering). He and Carma Croshaw of Logan were married June 30, 1953. They currently (2007) have five children, 22 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. His professional career included four years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and 29 years at Watkins-Johnson Company (W-J) in Palo Alto, California. His positions there included serving as a member of the technical staff, department manager, and staff scientist, working in the development and production of microwave devices and systems for defense electronics, military satellites, and deep-space communications. Upon his retirement from W-J in 1988, he and Carma moved to Logan, Utah where he was appointed adjunct professor at Utah State University, teaching in the electrical and computer engineering department for the next ten years. Concurrently, he became involved in community activities and served as project manager –– a volunteer position –– in the restoration of the Ellen Eccles Theatre, culminating in its grand opening in January 1993. He currently serves as a trustee of the theatre and as a director of the Cache County American Red Cross. Central to the lives of Boyd and Carma is their membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Boyd’s service has included numerous positions, including bishop and stake president’s counselor. The couple served in the Ohio Cincinnati Mission in 2002-03. Their current activities include family history, Church and community service, travel, mentoring grandchildren, and enjoying the remaining years of life. @2007

Larson, Dan

Dan Larson

Class of 1946 ~ Honorary. Dan Larson. His name and photograph appear with the senior class in the 1946 Wildcat yearbook, but his name does not appear on the graduation list in the 1946 Graduation Program.

Nelson, Dewey
Pleasant Grove, Utah US

Dewey Nelson

Class of 1946 ~ Honorary. Dewey Nelson. His name and photograph appear with the senior class in the 1946 Wildcat yearbook, but his name does not appear on the graduation list in the 1946 Graduation Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ HI~~! I can tell you something about Dewey Nelson, Class of 1946. One of his older sisters, Charlotte, married one of my older brothers, James Richardson, in the Manti Temple, 9 Dec 1942 (which also happened to be my 14th birthday). At the time James was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, and an instructor of flight training, stationed in Lincoln, Nebraska. He and Charlotte Nelson had met a year earlier when both of them were singing in the Tabernacle Choir. Charlotte was working in SLC at the time of their marriage. I was the youngest in our family and the only one left at home in 1942. We had moved up from Sacramento, Calif., the previous February, and were living on a farm 3 miles north of Pleasant Grove, next to the Manila Ward Chapel. (Today, 1 mile to the West of it is the Mt. Timpanogos Temple.) I remember my parents and I driving down to Chester, where Charlotte Nelson's family then lived on a farm, several miles NW of Manti, and staying with them three nights, before and after the wedding. That's when I first met Dewey, who was a few months older than I, and his sister, Ruth, about two years younger. My most memorable time there was learning to ice skate on a frozen pond near their house, using a pair of Ruth's buckle/clamp-on skates, and pushing an old wooden kitchen chair around on the ice for balance! Since I'd been raised in "sunny California". I'd never had a chance to learn before. Dewey's folks decided to send him up to Provo for his senior year in high school, so that's how he ended up at BYHS in September 1945. I had not seen him since the wedding in Dec. 1942, so didn't recognize him at first. Also, he had a very large cast on his leg and ankle and was on crutches! But he recognized me somehow, since his folks had corresponded with mine and told them that he would be there in Provo. We were never more than casual friends, and never even had a date together. I just remember him as being a nice guy and sort of bashful around girls! My brother, James, and his wife, Charlotte, Dewey's sister, had also moved to Provo, where James was attending BYU on the GI Bill. I was living with them, as Charlotte was not very well and needed some help. Their two little kiddies, were Sylvia born in September 1943, and Robert in August 1945. So I had a full schedule that senior year, with a load of classwork, plus helping Charlotte after school and on weekends. My years in the Pleasant Grove schools had not been happy ones, so I was glad to be able to attend BYHS. The next (and last time) I saw Dewey Nelson after graduation was in June 2002, in the Salt Lake Temple. He was there with his wife attending a wedding for Robert Richardson, the son of James and Charlotte Richardson. Robert had made a career of the Army, spent two tours in Viet Nam and more than 15 years in Germany. He married a German girl, with whom he had a daughter, before they were finally divorced. After a couple of years he was discharged and came back to the USA, settling in the Salt Lake Valley. After chatting with Dewey Nelson after the session he introduced me to his wife, and said they were living in Pleasant Grove then. I didn't get any further information about him, or what he'd been doing all the intervening years since graduation! I'm sure if you contacted him he would write down a short history of his life. Here is the phone number for Charlotte and James Richardson, who now live in West Jordan, Utah: 801-208-8824. If you want to call them, I'm sure Charlotte would be able to give you Dewey's phone number. Hang in there --- Carol Alexander, BYH Class of 1946, Panama City Beach, FL, September 2005.

Novak, Warren

Warren Novak

Class of 1946 ~ Honorary. Warren Novak. His name and photo appear with the senior class in the 1946 Wildcat yearbook, but his name does not appear on the graduation list in the 1946 Graduation Program.

Peterson, Mary Louise

Mary Peterson

Class of 1946 ~ Honorary. Mary Louise Peterson. Her name and photograph appear with the senior class in the 1946 Wildcat yearbook, but her name does not appear on the graduation list in the 1946 Graduation Program.

Seager, Claire

Claire Seager

Class of 1946 ~ Honorary. Claire Seager. Her name and photograph appear with the senior class in the 1946 Wildcat yearbook, but her name does not appear on the graduation list in the 1946 Graduation Program.