Class of 1941~Honorary


Alphabetical Alumni
Coleman, Sherman Smoot

Coleman, Sherman Smoot
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Sherman and Jane Coleman

Class of 1941 ~ Honorary. Sherman Smoot Coleman. I was born December 5, 1922 in Provo, Utah to Jacob and Allie Smoot Coleman. I was educated in public schools, and graduated from Provo High School in 1941. I entered active duty U.S. Navy in 1943 serving at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital. I received my M.D. degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois in 1948 after an internship at Los Angeles County Hospital. On December 5, 1946 I married Jane Dalenberg. Attended graduate school at Northwestern University receiving an M.S. degree in surgical anatomy. Served as a U.S. Naval Medical Officer during the Korean War from 1951 through 1953. Upon completion of residency in Orthopedic Surgery in 1955, I was in practice on the faculty of Northwestern University until 1957 when I moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. There, I served as chairman of the University of Utah Orthopedic division and Chief of Staff at the Intermountain Unit of The Shriners Hospital for Children. I served in that capacity until 1990. I am survived by my wife Jane and I am a proud father and grandfather of my children: Son, Dr. S. Michael Coleman (Dr. Anne) -- their children William Michael (Valerie), Lisa Jane, James Richard, Matthew Alan; Son, Dr. Don 'Skip' (Marjorie) Coleman -- their children Don Ashton, David Michael, Peter James, Steven Lawrence; Daughter, Mary Jennifer (Dr. John) Hawkins -- their children Sarah Jane, Anne Elizabeth, John Sherman, Mary Jessica; and one great-grandson: Calvin Palmer. I am also survived by my sisters Martha Coleman Miner [BYH Class of 1934], Aline Coleman Smith [BYH Class of 1929], Genevieve Coleman [BYH Class of 1943](John) Walker, sister-in-law Ursula Coleman. Sherman S. Coleman, affectionately known as "Bunca" and "Sherm", is deeply loved and respected by all whose lives he touched. His dedication to helping others is overshadowed only by his love for his family and friends. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, gifted teacher, compassionate physician, gentleman, and friend. A memorial service was held Saturday, February 28, 2004 at the Huntsman Auditorium at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The family suggests contributions to the Sherman S. Coleman Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation at the University of Utah, Department of Orthopedics, University of Utah Medical Center 84132, or The Shriners Hospital for Children, Intermountain Unit, Fairfax Road and Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103. [Deseret News, Thursday, February 26, 2004.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Parents: Jacob Coleman and Allie Smoot, married June 22, 1910 in Provo, Utah. Jacob Coleman was the son of Uriah Coleman and Martha Larsen of Nephi, Utah. Allie Smoot was the daughter of Abraham O. Smoot II and Electa Bullock. Jacob and Allie Coleman had six children, including: Robert Smoot Coleman, born June 13, 1915 in Provo and died February 11, 1920; Aline Coleman Smith [BYH Class of 1929]; Martha Coleman Miner [BYH Class of 1934]; James Smoot Coleman [BYH Class of 1936] (1. Margaret Tate -dec., 2. Ursula Fin); Sherman Smoot Coleman, M.D. (Jane Dalenberg) [BYH Class of 1941~H]; and Genevieve Coleman [BYH Class of 1943] (John) Walker.

Henrie, Cecil [Ms]
444 West Fairway Circle
Mesa, Arizona 85201 US

Cecil [and Wayne] Pomeroy

Class of 1941 ~ Honorary. Cecil Henrie. She was the sixth child of James Arthur & Agatha Manetta (Prince) Henrie. Cecil was born December 11, 1923 at Panguitch, Utah. She was married on December 21, 1944, at Williams Field near Mesa, Arizona, to Wayne Casto Pomeroy, son of Francis Kimball and Eunice Gaylord (Shurtliff) Pomeroy. He was born March 14, 1923 in Mesa, Arizona. Her early schooling was in Provo grade schools, at Brigham Young High School, and as a special student of Brigham Young University in shorthand and typing. During a vacation trip to Panguitch, Utah, she had the misfortune of breaking her leg and foot, requiring a large cast. It was difficult for her to go from the Lower Campus to the Upper Campus, a few blocks distant, on crutches, and be on time for her classes, but the college students were very kind to her, giving her rides and helping her up the steps, so she was able to continue her work without too much interruption. After the period of this broken leg, she had a serious illness that weakened her heart. Upon advice of the family physician, she was sent to live with her older sister Norma, in Mesa, Arizona. The lower altitude and rest soon made her well and she entered Mesa High School and graduated in 1941. That same year she went with Norma and family to Galveston, Texas, and found employment with the American National Life Insurance Company. The next year she worked for Central Arizona Light & Power Co. in Phoenix. World War II was in full swing and Cecil and her girl friend, Barbara Brimhall, also from Provo, enlisted in the Navy Waves. She was first sent to New York for her boot training and had the opportunity of visiting some historic points of interest while there. The training camp was located in the Bronx. Boot training consisted of 6 weeks indoctrination into the life of the Navy Wave. Her next assignment was in the enlisted Personnel Office of the 12th Naval District in San Francisco, where she was stationed the remainder of her service career. She received an honorable discharge in May, 1946, with the rating of Yeoman 2nd Class. She first met her future husband in Mesa while in high school, and they were married while in the service, at Williams Field, Chandler, near Mesa, Arizona. He was home on convalescent leave from being wounded while on a mission over Vienna, Austria, as a tail gunner, serving with the 15th Bomber group of the Army Air Force. She was the first Wave to be married at this Army Air base. The Army chaplin performed the rites in the presence of a few family members and friends. Both wore their uniforms; she in Navy blue, and he in Army brown. A simple reception was given for them at Normaís home, and the next morning they left for Provo. They both entered Brigham Young University, and Wayne graduated with a B.A. degree. In Sept. 1949 they went to New York City where he enrolled in New York University, to work on his Masterís degree in retailing. After graduation he and Cecil returned to Mesa, where he owned and operated one of the largest and most attractive menís clothing stores in connection with a shoe store operated by his brother. They made a good home in Mesa and were happy in their work and with their two lovely girls: (1.) Cassandra Pomeroy, born 4 Mar. 1948, Provo, Utah. (2.) Wendy Kay Pomeroy, born in Mesa, Arizona.