Class of 1943~Honorary


Alphabetical Alumni

Bennett, Virginia
1525 S. 400 E.
Springville, Utah 84663 US

Virginia Crane
  • Home: (801)489-6120

Class of 1943 ~ Honorary. Virginia Bennett. She married ______ Crane.

Butler, M. Jay
1773 E. Hidden Valley Club Dr
Sandy, Utah US

Jay Butler
  • Home: (801) 572-3689

Class of 1943 ~ Honorary. M. Jay Butler.

Hansen, Ladd [Hanson,]
4318 Star View Cir
Salt Lake City, Utah 84128-7706 US

Ladd Hansen
  • Work: (801) 967-8076

Class of 1943 ~ Honorary. Ladd Hansen [or Hanson]. Born in about 1924, he grew up in Nephi and Millard County, graduating from Millard County Junior High in the Eighth Grade. He may have left BYH early to go into the military. Some thought he died in World War II, but some disagree. Ladd Hansen was a close friend of Dale Parker.

Jones, Donald Theone

Jones, Donald Theone
Enterprise, Utah US

Donald and Mary Jane Jones

Class of 1943~H. Donald Theone Jones. "He was called D. Theone Jones in Ninth Grade." Donald T. Jones, Ricks College (BYU Idaho) General Engineering 1944, BYU BS Physics & Astronomy 1950. 2008: PO Box 582, Enterprise, Utah 84725 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: ENTERPRISE - Donald Theone Jones, age 83, passed away on July 30, 2011 in St. George, Utah after battling Alzheimer's for more than 20 years. He was born in Provo, Utah on December 12, 1927 to Arthur Theone Jones and Minnie Crawford Jones. He married Mary June Harkness on May 20, 1948 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Donald was born in Provo, Utah after which his family moved to Morgan, Utah and then Baggs, Wyoming where he started grade school. They advanced him 3 grades within the first year. The family then moved to Lindon, Utah where he finished grammar school, then attended Brigham Young High School until his sophomore year. They moved to Thomas, Idaho where he finished high school, graduating as valedictorian at the age of 15. He spent 1 year at Ricks College and 1 year at Utah State University. Following his father's death in the summer of 1945, he returned home to his parents' farm in Thomas, Idaho to help his mother harvest the crops and sell the farm. At the age of 17, due to the shortage of teachers because of World War II, he was asked to teach algebra, geometry, physics, general science and band for one year at Thomas High School. It was while teaching that he met Mary June Harkness, one of his algebra students. In the fall of 1946 he entered the Marine Corps where he served for 2 years. He completed his enlistment in 1948 and returned home. He married Mary June on May 20, 1948. In January 1949, Don and June returned to Provo. He enrolled at BYU to finish a bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics. He graduated in 1950 and began a graduate degree in physics. While attending, he was employed at BYU teaching mathematics. In May 1951 he accepted a position with Phillips Petroleum Company in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where he worked in research and development. In 1957 he was transferred to the Idaho Nuclear Reactor Testing Station in Arco, Idaho where he worked as a nuclear reactor engineer until 1974. The family lived in Idaho Falls, Basalt, Terreton, and lastly Hamer, Idaho during this time, raising children, cows and chickens on a small dairy farm. In 1981 Don returned to BYU to teach mathematics and work on his graduate degree. During this time he was employed by Signetics doing computer research and programming. His battle with Alzheimer's began during this time and progressed until his death on July 30, 2011. Don is survived by his wife Mary June of Enterprise, Utah; children: Arthur (Jeanette) Jones of Moses Lake, Washington; Patrick (Lanore) Jones of Monteview, Idaho; Susan (Kirk) Romney of Lehi, Utah; Isaac (Valerie) Jones of Enterprise, Utah; Donna (Brian) McCann of Gresham, Oregon; Rebecca June of Brewster, New York; Edna (Lonnie) Zeller of McCleary, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Judith (Paul) Tinker; 1 granddaughter; and 1 great-grandson. Donald and June are the proud parents of 8 children, 34 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way, as far as we know. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Enterprise LDS Ward Chapel, 620 East Main Street, Enterprise, Utah. Visitations will be held Thursday evening, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah and on Friday, prior to services, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel. Interment will be at the Enterprise City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. Please visit website www.metcalfmortuary.com for full obituary, funeral listings and condolences. [The Spectrum, St. George, Utah, August 4, 2011.]

Milner, Beth

Milner, Beth
Provo, Utah US

Beth and Lincoln Raynes

Class of 1943 ~ H. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Beth Milner Raynes, 83, died February 21, 2009 at her home in Provo, Utah surrounded by her loved ones. Beth was born to Arnel Seaton Milner and Pearl Hamblin Milner, August 29, 1925 in Sunnyside, Utah. She was raised in the Provo Manavu Ward and attended BY Elementary, BY High and graduated from Provo High School in 1943. After attending LDS Business College she taught briefly at BYU. She married her sweetheart, Lincoln Francis Raynes, on July 15, 1943 in the Manti Temple. Beth and Lincoln enjoyed over 65 wonderful years together. They raised their family in Oregon and Utah. She was a leader of Republic Women's clubs, PTA's, garden clubs and also organized 4-H groups. She was runner up as Oregon's Mother of Year. She loved dearly being a member of the Daughter of the Utah Pioneers and organized multiple camps. Sixteen of her ancestors walked across the plains as pioneers. From a young age, Beth's keen mind sought out great literature. This passion was shared with her children and those she taught. As a lifelong learner and after raising her children, she graduated from Oregon State University in Psychology, Cum Laude, at age 56. She loved all people. People she met were never strangers very long. She loved her BYU Cougars and never missed a game if possible. Above all else she loved her Heavenly Father and the Savior Jesus Christ. Her life radiated this love. As a master teacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ, she loved being the gospel doctrine teacher. She was a sought after public speaker and especially loved speaking to youth groups throughout the western states. Besides Relief Society President in multiple wards, she also worked with Scouting and Young Women, including serving as ward and stake Young Women's President. She loved developing Girl's Camp. She felt her experience with her husband as a "Called and Set Apart" couple missionary was her second and third honeymoon. She was a valiant, dedicated and effective missionary in the Scotland Edinburgh and Jackson Mississippi missions. She loved and inspired the young missionaries, loved working with investigators and loved bearing her testimony of Jesus Christ and the restored gospel. She is survived by her husband, and children, Marybeth Raynes, Salt Lake City, Utah; Joseph (Alice) Raynes, Orem, Utah; Rebecca (Charlie) Chenoweth, Juneau, Alaska; Rosemarie (Grant) Garner, Albany, Oregon; Pearl (Brent) Hart, Riverton, Utah; Libby (Phil) McShinsky, Draper, Utah. She has 37 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her two young children Ronald Lee and Sandra Dawn Raynes. She is survived by her sister, Lou (Glen) Slagowski [BYH Class of 1940?], Provo, Utah. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at the Rock Canyon LDS Chapel, 2445 N. 650 E., Provo. Interment, Payson City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested gifts to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund.

Olsen, Ted

Ted Olsen

Class of 1943 ~ Honorary. Ted Olsen.

Van Cott, Lois

Van Cott, Lois
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Lois and Edward Hatchcock

Class of 1943 ~ Honorary. Lois Van Cott. ~ ~ ~ ~ Lois Van Cott was born on May 21, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents were John South Van Cott and Celia Anderson Van Cott. Lois Van Cott married Edward Jesse Hathcock on May 12, 1943. Lois Hathcock died on September 6, 1960 in Provo, Utah. Her interment, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Watson, Henry Boud

Watson, Henry Boud

Henry Watson

Class of 1943 ~ Honorary. Henry Watson. ~ ~ ~ ~ Henry Boud Watson was born on April 24, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His parents were Henry Watson and Ella Boud. Henry Boud Watson married Marjorie Jane Conely. Henry Boud Watson died on April 20, 1990 in Mesa, Arizona. His interment, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Whiting, Peggy Lee Mellor

Whiting, Peggy Lee Mellor
Tacoma, Washington US

Peggy and Chris Hill

Class of 1943 ~ Honorary. Peggy Lee Whiting. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Peggy Lee Whiting Hill. On October 12, 2000, Peggy returned joyfully to her Heavenly Father. After years of vibrant health, she battled cancer and suffered a stroke. She was born in Provo, Utah on October 19, 1925 to Ralph and Ada Mellor. After her fatherís early death and Adaís remarriage to Vernon Whiting, Peggy was known as Peggy Lee Whiting. Blessed with a remarkable voice, she studied and performed in New York City and Los Angeles, California. She had leading roles with major opera companies, was a guest soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, but most loved singing lullabies to her five children. She used her God given creative talents of serving, gardening, cooking, interior design and teaching music to bless and brighten the lives of those around her. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she found great joy in serving as choir director, Relief Society teacher, Young Womenís President, and in writing and directing many musicals and roadshows. With her vivacious and cheerful spirit, she would light up a room. Because of her endearing qualities, Peggy made friends wherever she went. She is survived by her husband, Chris Hill, married for 52 years; her children: C. Greg (Shawn) Hill of Tacoma; Charlotte Hill Pacheco of Wyoming; Linda Hill Gustafson of Carlsbad, California; Steven (Brenda) Hill of Puyallup, Washington; Christine Hill (Brad) Moore of Puyallup, Washington; 18 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, brother John R. Whiting of Palm Springs, California, and sister Ann Timothy of Salt Lake City, Utah. Grandmother Peggy will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Those whom we have loved never really leave us. They live on forever in our hearts, and cast their radiant light onto our every shadow. [Tacoma News Tribune, November 28, 2000.]