Class of 1961 H.S.



Class of 1961 H.S.'s Website

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Anderson, Martha Joy

Anderson, Martha Joy
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Martha Anderson

Class of 1961. Martha Joy Anderson. Instrumental Music, Chorus President, Art Purchase Award, Thespians Vice President, Wildcat Yearbook Art Editor, Dramatics, Seminary Graduate, Vocal Music Achievement Award, Honor Roll, BYU Music Award. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Martha Joy Anderson, devoted and beloved daughter, sister, aunt, friend and advocate for the mentally ill, died Aug. 30, 2005, in Salt Lake City of natural causes. She was born April 25, 1943, in Salt Lake City, the firstborn of Vernon Lockwood Anderson and Joyce Margaret Roberts Anderson. Her middle name bespeaks the gift she brought to all who knew her. A precocious child with blonde locks and artistic gifts, she was an accomplished pianist and painter by the time she graduated from Brigham Young University High School in Provo, Utah. Throughout her youth, she set an extraordinary example of caring and excellence for her seven siblings. When the family moved to Salvador, Brazil, in 1962, Martha bore many family responsibilities while teaching English at the American Institute at the University of Bahia in Salvador. In the full flowering of her young adulthood, she left her family in Brazil in 1963 to return to Utah to render months of around-the-clock care as her mother lay dying of cancer. That experience had a profound impact on her life. Martha moved to Southern California, where she lived for many years and made many friends. After working in real estate, Martha returned to Utah to be near her father and her brothers and sisters and their families, to whom she offered extraordinary love and support for the remainder of her days. She worked for several years as an advocate for the mentally ill, most recently as a consumer advocate and coordinator for the Utah Division of Mental Health and on the board of the National Mental Health Association. Though she struggled with the devastating effects of bipolar disorder, Martha loved life, good food, music, books, films, conversation, laughter and her relatives. Blessed with a keen mind and great empathy, she helped her brothers and sisters and their spouses, and her many nieces and nephews, understand the value of family ties, always giving more than she ever received in return. Their gratitude and sense of loss cannot be put in words. Martha is survived by her father and his wife, Gerri, Ocala, Fla.; sisters Julie Anderson (Robert) Allphin, Alpine, Utah; Colette Anderson [BYH Class of 1964] (Tom) Gill, Sugar Land, Texas; and Susan Anderson (John) Schilling, Mattoon, Ill.; brothers Vern (Patty Henetz) Anderson, Salt Lake City; David (Susan Walker) Anderson, Salt Lake City; Jonathan (Sonia) Anderson, Bluffdale, Utah; and Laurence Anderson, Salt Lake City; 31 nieces and nephews and their 24 children. A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 in Salt Lake City. [Deseret News, Thursday, September 1, 2005.]

Anderson, Scott

Anderson, Scott
Provo, Utah US

Scott and Carolyn Anderson

Class of 1961. Scott Anderson. Chorus, Seminary Graduate, Seminary 4 years. He served on the 1996 35th year reunion of the Class of 1961. He died shortly thereafter from heart problems. Scott Anderson, born February 18, 1942 in Provo, Utah; died February 2, 1997. Interment, Orem City Cemetery. His parents: Elvin Anderson and Melba Scott Anderson. Maternal grandparents: Seth Scott and Isabella Harrison Scott of Provo, Utah. Scott is a brother of Jarrett S. Anderson, BYH Class of 1954, and of his sister Deidra Anderson, who attended BYH in 1960-61 as a 7th grader, Class of 1966-H. ~ ~ ~ ~ Note from Alec Andrus: "Scotty was a great guy. He had a very frail body and I could put my thumb and forefinger around his bicep in high school. He had a severe illness as a young boy that inhibited his growth. He developed a great set shot in basketball that he could hit from a couple of specific places on the court if he was open. He practiced by the hour on those shots on his driveway. I loved to play with him on pickup games because if you could get him open, he was money. He loved to hit the shot because it was a great equalizer for him. He would laugh and say, "I can hit that shot!" " [26 Nov 2005] ~ ~ ~ ~ Note from Nick Boshard: Scott was a close friend of mine and quite an amazing character. Scott was stricken with an assortment of childhood illnesses such as ricketts, rheumatic fever and other diseases that damaged his heart. He was not supposed to live past his 15th birthday, but he defied the odds and lived to be 54. Scott would literally give you the shirt off his back and was generous to a fault. He was well liked and known all over Provo and his many friends will appreciate any recognition he receives on the website (particularly his mother, Melba Anderson, and other of his good friends like Nick Faulkner, all of the Pierponts (who were his cousins), Charlie Floyd, and his wife, Carolyn Anderson, who did not graduate from B. Y. High). My brother John was also particularly fond of Scott." [29 Nov 2005]

Andrus, Alec Veigh

Andrus, Alec Veigh
Boise, Idaho US

Alec and Linda Andrus

Class of 1961. Alec V. Andrus. Football, All Region Football 2nd Team, Basketball, Track, Lettermen Vice President, Concert Band, Soph Scholarship Award, Seminary Graduate, Seminary 4 years, Boys State. BYU BA Political Science 1967. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alec Veigh Andrus married Linda "Lindy" McDonald, who also attended BY High, and they have five children. His parents: James Roman Andrus (Dr. J. Roman Andrus, artist and BYU professor) and Irva Rose Pratt, married July 3, 1933. They had the following children: Roman Raphael (Ray) Andrus [BYH Class of 1952] and MaryAnn Olson Andrus; James Gregory Andrus [BYH Class of 1956] and Joan Morrison Andrus; Alec Veigh Andrus [BYH Class of 1961] and Linda McDonald Andrus; Aniene Andrus [BYH Class of 1957] (twin) Porter; and Aniece Andrus (twin, born on 24 Sep 1939, died on 6 Oct 1939.) Linda's parents: Andrew McDonald and Lois Vance McDonald, married January 11, 1932 in Provo, Utah. They had six children, including one son who died at birth, Richard; three additional sons, Robert Andrew McDonald [BYH Class of 1959] (Terry), Gerald David McDonald [BYH Class of 1960] (Janie) and Dean Ronald McDonald (Janet); and two daughters, Elaine Lois McDonald [BYH Class of 1951] Jones (B. Lee), Linda Jane McDonald Andrus (Alec). Alternate email: lma9046@aol.com [Linda]. @2011 ~ ~ ~ ~ "I have come to conclude that most of my experiences at B Y High were sources of deep seated issues that a team of expensive and skilled psychoanalysts have not been subsequently able to dislodge from my brain. B Y High was the toughest period of my life but it did prepare me for the US Army, graduate schools, working with drug addicts and alcoholics, and coaching little league and youth soccer. I loved Julia Caine and Anna Boss Hart, who challenged us with integrity of thought and care for truth. I loved the old buildings and I recall many times considering the great people that had gone on before from its earliest times. I recall feeling warm and hopeful about the good people that would come after. I loved the rickety staircases to the upper floors and the candy store of the main lobby. And I rued the principal's office and the decisions that came out of them. Brother Magleby focused on Doctrine and Covenants 1:2-3, 9 in a sophomore seminary class one day and it was impetus for me to CTR for years. ~ Alec Andrus" @Jun 2011

Ashby, Ned Taylor
628 Bryan Avenue
Sunnyvale, California 94086 US

Ned Ashby
  • Work: 408-749-0582
  • Cell: 408-561-1650

Class of 1961. Ned Taylor Ashby. Tennis, Honor Roll, Senior Honor Panel, Dramatics, Forensics, Thespians, Poetry Festival, National Merit Finalist, Boys Nation Senator, BYU Scholarship. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BA Political Science 1968. Stanford University MA 1969. Yale University JD 1975. Ned is an attorney in private practice. He is divorced and has a 10-year-old son named James. His 92-year-old mother lives with him and needs almost constant care, and for this reason he most likely will not be able to attend the class reunion. Alternate email address: bntashby@gmail.com @2011

Barnett, Barbara
1156 South Palisades Drive
Orem, Utah 84097-6625 US

Barbara and Antoine Harris
  • Home: (801) 225-6749

Class of 1961. Barbara Barnett. Chorus, F.H.A. President, Home Economics Service Award, High Stepper. BYU BS Child Development & Family Relations & Teaching Certificate 1965. Married Antoine Harris. Serving on 45th Year Reunion committee of Class of 1961, in 2006. @2011

Bentley, Marion Taylor

Bentley, Marion Taylor
1118 Lamplighter Drive
Logan, Utah 84321-4913 US

Marion and Carolyn Bentley
  • Home: 435-752-8274

Class of 1961. Marion T. Bentley. Senior Class President. Football Co-Captain, Basketball All Region, Baseball, Outstanding Athlete, Lettermen, Preferred Man, Senior Honor Panel, Outstanding Boy Student, Soph Class President, Seminary Vice President, Forensics, Chorus, Art Service Award, Honor Roll, Thespians, Social Studies Achievement Award, BYU Scholarship. Married Carolyn Paxman, BYH Class of 1963. BYU BA (Political Science & Spanish) 1968, New York University MPA (Public Administration) 1972, New York University PhD (Public Administration). July 1975 to present (2004) Extension Human Resource and Business & Economic Development Services, Utah State University. September 1979 to 1985 Director, Small Business Development Center, USU. 1996 to present Director, Extension Business and Economic Development Services, USU. Phone: 801/797-2284 FAX: 801/797-2701 Email2: marionb@ext.usu.edu ~ ~ Email3: mbentley@econ.usu.edu ~ ~ Email3: carpeharpe@msn.com (Carolyn). Marion T. Bentley is the brother of Frances Janet Bentley Hammond, BYH Class of 1959. @2011

Bonnett, Janice
4833 Pleasant View Drive
Pocatello, Idaho 83202-1635 US

Janice and Richard Pearson
  • Work: (208) 238-1787
  • Home: (208) 242-3365

Class of 1961. Janice Bonnett. Poetry Festival, Pep Booster Vice President, JV Cheerleader, Girls State, F.H.A. President, Home Economics Service Award, Home Economics Achievement Award, Dramatics, Forensics, Assembly Committee, Y'ld Cat Newspaper Advertising Manager, Hi-Stepper President, Honor Roll, Mathematics Achievement Award, Physical Education Service Award, BYU Scholarship, Seminary Graduate. [Name listed in 1961 Wildcat Yearbook as Bonnett and Bonnet -- Bonnett appears to be correct.] ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BS Elementary Education 1964. BYU Hawaii 1983. Married Richard C. Pearson. Janice and Richard served a mission in the New York, NY Mission beginning in 2006. Alternate email: pearrich@isu.edu @2011

Boshard, Robert Nicholes [Nick]
7054 N. Shore Dr. E
Lake Campetra
Hartsburg, Missouri 65039-9801 US

Nick & Barbara Boshard
  • Cell: 573-360-8889
  • Home: 573-635-4036

Class of 1961. Nick Boshard [Robert Nicholes Boshard]. Basketball, Tennis, Lettermen, Model U.N., Industrial Arts Achievement Award. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BA Political Science 1966. He completed his Master's degree at the University of Hawaii School of Public Health, and now had his Ph.D. He is in charge of the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Injury Prevention (OPEIP) [now known as Quality Improvement, Planning, and Evaluation (QIPE) in the Office of Surveillance, Evaluation, Planning and Health Information (OSEPHI)] which supports departmental and interagency planning and evaluation to better achieve healthy outcomes for women, infants, children, adolescents and children with special health care needs through grants development and management (Title V Block Grant and SSDI Grant); program analysis and evaluation; statewide MCH need/capacity assessments; departmental strategic planning and interagency planning and evaluation. Dr. Boshard has over 20 years of experience in the health field including executive positions with multi-hospital systems, teaching experience with the Graduate Program in Health Services Management (University of Missouri) and public health experience with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Married Barbara, Consultant Community Health Nurse & Quality Management Director, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Nick is the older brother of John W. Boshard, BYH Class of 1966. "Nick is like a car, driving at lower and lower speeds to conserve gas, with the gauge headed toward 'Retirement' instead of empty!" @2011

Broadbent, Norma Rae
1709 Fairway Lane
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660 US

Norma and Clyde Nielsen
  • Cell: 801-360-8889
  • Home: 801-798-9323

Class of 1961. Norma Rae Broadbent. Dramatics, Seminary Achievement Certificate, USU Scholarship, Honor Roll. ~ ~ ~ ~ Graduated from USU in French and taught high school for 22 years. Married Clyde Nielsen in 1965; 6 children, 19 grandchildren (2005); committee member of 45th class reunion in 2006, and 50th class reunion in 2011. @2011

Burdett, Ruth Florence
12845 W. 8040 N.
Penrose, Utah 84337 US

Ruth and Dix Roberts
  • Cell: 801-644-7415
  • Home: 435-854-3979

Class of 1961. Ruth Burdett. Library, F.H.A., Hi-Stepper, Commercial Service Award. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ruth married Dix Roberts in 1962. They have seven children: Tina Roberts Cosgrove (Bob); Deven Roberts (Michelle); Ruston Roberts (Sarah); Loren Roberts (Tami); Tyson Roberts (Danna); Onalie Roberts Matthews (Mike); and Vaun Roberts (Mandy). They currently have 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. They are still farming in Layton, Utah, and loving it. Also enjoying the freedom of doing some traveling. @2011 Davis County Clipper, January 26, 1962 ~ ~ ~ ~ 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Dix and Ruth Burdett Roberts of Penrose will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Their children will host an open house in their honor from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 3 at The Lodge at Maddox, 1950 S. Highway 89, Perry, Utah. They were married March 9, 1962, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple. He was born in Ogden to Welden and Mary Roberts. He graduated from Davis High School and Weber College, and attended Utah State University. He served in the Northern States LDS Mission before serving in the U.S. Army. He returned to the family farm in Layton to help provide for his family. He has served in various church positions. He served as Davis County Farm Bureau president for 10 years. She was born in Evanston, Wyoming, to Glen and June Burdett. Her family later moved to Bountiful, Utah. In 1961 she graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo. She has also served in many LDS ward and stake positions. She enjoys BYU sports, the Utah Jazz and getting together with her family. She has served as the Utah Farm Bureau Women's chair. They received the Silver Beaver Award after 30 years of Scouting service. They will retire from the Davis County Farm Bureau Board in March after 35 years of service, where she served as secretary/treasurer almost all that time. Their children and spouses are Tina and Bob Cosgrove, Deven and Michelle Roberts, Faren Roberts (deceased), Ruston and Sarah Roberts, Loren and Tami Roberts, Tyson and Danna Roberts, Mike and Onalie Matthews, and Vaun and Mandy Roberts. They have 22 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. [Ogden Standard-Examiner, Monday, February 27, 2012]

Chaplin, James Taylor
4739 West Angus Drive
Beverly Hills, Florida 34465 US

Jim and Hiltrud Chaplin
  • Cell: 703-728-5574
  • Home: 352-527-0593

Class of 1961. James T. Chaplin. Football, Wrestling, Track Manager, Tennis, Lettermen, Chorus, Forensics, Library, Wildcat Yearbook, Yld Cat Newspaper Sports Editor, Model U.N., Seminary Graduate. ~ ~ ~ ~ Jim married Hiltrud. His father: William E. Chaplin, Jr., [two wives, Elsie and Claudia]. Children: Dora Chaplin Schoenfeld [BYH Class of 1956], Lois E. Chaplin Andelin, William E. Chaplin, III (Renee), James T. Chaplin [BYH Class of 1961] (Hiltrude), Ashley E. Chaplin (Laura), and Tillman O. Chaplin (Ruth). ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BA Political Science 1970. James has been an elected and appointed government official. He was appointed by two Presidents, President Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, to positions in the Federal Government and was appointed by the Governor of Colorado and (confirmed) by the Senate to be on the Colorado Board of Health. He has served as Southeast Regional Director, HUD, 2002>. [See website.] @2011

Clarke, Kathryn
848 North Acacia Circle
Mesa, Arizona 85213-5902

Kathy and Paul Williams
  • Home: (480) 969-0558

Class of 1961. Kathryn Clarke. Senior Class Secretary. Dramatics, Hi-Steppers, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress, Seminary Vice President, Seminary Graduate. ~ ~ ~ ~ Daughter of BYH Principal A. John Clarke. [Do not confuse with Kathryn Clark, Class of 1964.] BYU BS Elementary Education 1966. Married Paul A. Williams. Her Parents: Alva John Clarke and Xarissa (Rissa) Merkley, married in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1929. They had four daughters and one son: Margaret “Peg” Clarke Riley [BYH Class of 1949]; Sybil Clarke [BYH Class of 1952~Honorary] (Roger) Ferguson; Jill Clarke [BYH Class of 1954] (Alan) Harris; and Kathryn Clarke [BYH Class of 1961] (Paul) Williams. @2011

Cloward, Connie Dee
654 Scenic Drive
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660-2811

Connie and Robert Parsons
  • Work: (801) 798-6442
  • Home: 801-794-0560

Class of 1961. Connie Dee Cloward. Dramatics, Hi-Stepper Service Award, Hi-Stepper Treasurer, F.H.A. Vice President, Commercial Achievement Award, Seminary Graduate. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BS University Studies 1978. BYU Elementary Education Teaching Certificate 1983. Married Robert J. Parsons. Connie and Robert served a mission in the Washington DC South Mission beginning June of 2006. ~ ~ ~ ~ Retired teacher, mother of five, grandmother of 18. Loving retirement. Alternate email: sisterparsons@hotmail.com @2011

Crnkovic, Elin Wilhelmina
6611 Candle Ridge Cove
Austin, Texas 78731-2850 US

Elin and David Sorensen
  • Home: (512) 502-0726

Class of 1961. Elin W. Crnkovic. Poetry Festival, Concert Band, Instrumental Music, Forensics, Dramatics, Model U.N., Hi-Steppers, All State Band, Instrumental Music Achievement Award, Senior Honor Panel, BYU Music Award, Honor Roll, Outstanding Girl Student, Seminary Graduate. ~ ~ ~ ~ Crnkovic Scholarship 2004: E. Elina Crnkovic, her daughter Elin Sorensen, and her son Peter Covey, have endowed a scholarship in memory of former School of Education faculty member John Crnkovic. The half-year, full-tuition scholarship benefits a student in the David O. McKay School of Education. Over the next three years, the family plans to increase the amount of the scholarship to help even more students. [Listed in 1961 Wildcat Yearbook under both Crnkovic and Crkovic. Crnkovic is correct.] ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BA Humanities 1964. BYU MA Humanities 1970. Married David Sorensen. @2011

Curtis, Bonnie Gay

Curtis, Bonnie Gay
Orem, Utah

Bonnie & Joseph Walker

Class of 1961. Bonnie Gay Curtis. Dramatics, Hi-Stepper Vice President, Wildcat Yearbook Copy Editor, Honor Roll, Seminary Graduate. Married Joseph A. Walker. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Bonnie G. Walker. The gentle, noble guiding light of our family, Bonnie G. Walker, 62, passed away quietly at home after a long and valiant struggle with multiple sclerosis. She died on March 18, 2006. Bonnie was born on May 3, 1943 in Washington D.C. to Lyle and Dorothy Curtis. Her family moved to Provo in her teenage years where she graduated from BY High. She attended BYU where she participated in BYU Angel Flight and many other activities. Bonnie was married in the Salt Lake Temple on April 2, 1964 to Joseph A. Walker. She chose to focus her considerable abilities on her family, neighbors and her many church assignments. She raised eight wonderful children who love her and will miss their mother very much. Her selfless service and righteous example are enduring blessings she gave to this family. She has created a legacy of love that will last for eternity. Bonnie is survived by her husband Joseph and her eight children. Charles (Melissa) Walker, Krysti (Bryan) Forsyth, Margaret (Curtis) Anderson, Jeanette (Darren) Woolsey, Matthew (Candice) Walker, Jacob (Tiffany) Walker, Benjamin (Teresa) Walker, Sandra (Michael) Brunson, 25 grandchildren, two sisters, one brother and her mother, Dorothy Curtis. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all those friends who were so kind to Bonnie in her hour of need. We would especially like to thank the Relief Society angels that so faithfully helped care for Bonnie for so many years. You are true Christian friends. We are also grateful to the capable and kind medical professionals that have helped us care for her for all these years. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 25, 2006, in Orem. Interment, Orem City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, March 22, 2006.]

Davis, Gilbert Eugene

Davis, Gilbert Eugene
Boise, Idaho US

Gilbert and Susan Davis

Class of 1961. Gilbert E. Davis. He was born on January 3, 1942 in Marne, Michigan. BYU 1967. He passed away on March 8, 2007 in Boise, Idaho. ~ ~ ~ ~ Deseret News article: Idahoan's Homemade Plane May Have Been In Stealth Test. An Idaho man says he piloted his homemade flying wing aircraft into Hill Air Force Base in 1987 in what apparently was an unofficial test of any radar-eluding qualities possessed by the plane - similar in appearance to the new B-2 Stealth bomber. Gilbert E. Davis of Boise says the shape and construction of his aircraft, if not its 35-foot wingspan, is similar to the B-2 unveiled Tuesday by Northrop Corp. in California.Each essentially is two swept wings with a bulge in the middle for a cockpit. Both use composite structural materials where most airplanes are made of metals, although the multimillion-dollar bomber's synthetics certainly are more exotic than Davis' plastic foam and fiberglass. To a lesser extent, Davis' airplane resembles a picture of the F-117A Stealth fighter the Air Force has flown secretly at night in Nevada since 1983 but announced just two weeks ago. Stealth technology is supposed to help aircraft avoid detection by radar, allowing them to slip through enemy defenses. Just how the jet Stealth bomber and fighter are built to achieve this remains a secret of the Pentagon. But Davis said space-age composite materials like carbon fiber reflect less radar than metal, and a flying wing's slim, smooth profile further reduces bouncing signals. ``The flying wing is hard to detect on radar,'' he said in a telephone interview. Stealth is not what Davis had in mind when he designed and built his recreational machine as a prototype for a larger version he plans to sell in kit form. However, that apparently is what was tested at Hill a year after the plane was first propelled into flight by a snowmobile engine in 1986. Hill spokesman Len Barry did not know the exact reason for the June 1987 test, but said, ``Apparently, it did occur.'' Davis had been invited to speak about his flying wing at the annual convention of the Utah Pilots Association, which had a dinner in the base officers club on June 5, 1987. He said then-Maj. Gen. Robert P. McCoy, since promoted to the Air Force Logistics Command in Ohio, had let it be known he would be in the control tower at 8 a.m. that day. Davis said the word came down that the base commander wanted him to fly the radar approach. Although they were not told why, both Davis and his brother, Ross Davis of Murray, feel the only sensible reason was to see how the flying wing would appear on radar. The brothers approached from the north. Ross Davis, a former Army helicopter pilot, flew a metal, conventionally designed propeller airplane with a radio transponder emitting signals to help show its position. ``They did see me,'' Ross Davis said. About 50 feet off his right wing, Gilbert Davis knifed through the air in his thin, fiberglass-skinned machine, which lacked a transponder. Mission accomplished, the brothers flew by the tower and returned to Ogden Municipal Airport. That night at the dinner, Gilbert Davis said, he asked McCoy about the results of the test. He said the general was like a seasoned poker player. ``You don't know what he's got in his hand,'' he said. ``I couldn't find out what they saw or didn't see.'' [Deseret News, Monday, November 28, 1988.] Alternate address: Gilbert Davis, 6514 York St., Boise, ID 83704-7576 - (208) 375-3476. Also: c/o Barney Vincelette, Houston, Delaware 19954 - (302) 732-6322. ~ ~ ~ ~ MORE INFO, 12 MARCH 2006: "There has been a bit of literary flair added to this experience as presently published, and a few details left out. My name is Dan Hennis. I was the Pilot-in-Command, (PIC) of the reported flight in June of 1987. We flew my 1947 Ercoupe model 415-D that I had converted from a "C". Gilbert's brother was allowed to be the right-seater because Gilbert asked me. Ross was to be the radioman between Gilbert and us. As for the General's involvement, I was a Construction Manager in the 2849th CES based at Hill AFB. I contacted my friends in the General's AFLC office and asked if he might be persuaded to make an "unscheduled inspection" of the tower that morning. My supervisor, MSgt DeLott (I think) allowed me to take a couple of hours off to do this bit of PR for/with Gilbert Davis. If memory serves, the MSgt used this time to rub shoulders with the General and swing a special assignment he was wanting. It seemed all that could go wrong did that morning, from bad radios, to charging system on my coupe blinking out, to Gilbert misrepresenting the cruise speed we had to go while in close formation. We were nearly shot down, due to Gilbert circling over the alert KC-135s at the north end of the runway. I asked for a "mid-field turn-out" after making a missed approach maneuver, and was approved. When I thought I could reasonably make such a turn, right in front of the General's viewpoint in the tower, I pulled up and banked right in front of the tower and Gilbert followed second. He was a bit more daring and missed the tower cab by something less than 100 feet. It was reported by my supervisor that the General took a step back as Gilbert's "wing" rolled up flat to display his belly to the tower. I nearly lost my license that day from that stunt and vowed to never fly with a "nut" ever again. Gilbert is quite a designer, but his piloting skills left a bit less to admire. I think the world of him, but to this day, he is still a bit impulsive. As for the "testing" alluded to, the General never knew what his enlisted staff had cooked up for his viewing pleasure that day. Len Barry was specifically kept out of the loop and would have not allowed such to happen. There was nothing before it, nor after it. Gilbert has hoped to get a government contract by enticing the General with this chance flight. Never happened. With regard to the comment about the "Base Commander" -- it was standard practice to get the Commander's OK before any civilian flights entered the pattern. Otherwise the consequences might be a bit more hostile. It was reported later by another friend attending the dinner, that the General was not particularly impressed with our piloting skills. There were no jets, bombs, smoke, or mirrors. It was just a couple of "bug smashers" buzzing the active runway off the North end of Hill AFB that morning. In fact, the Rapcon was a bit bewildered as they reported, "that a flock of fast-moving birds were following the vintage Ercoupe on final and did a left-hand 360 over the threshold before moving off to the west." These are hands-on, eye-witness corrections. I'd hate to find history recorded without all the facts, or overglamorized to satisfy a thrill. I am sure the account was from a certain perspective, but inaccurate is still wrong. ~ ~ ~ ~ By-the-way, shortly after that flight, Gilbert Davis was badly injured in that same plane. It nearly cost him his life, and he is now paralyzed from the waist down and is in constant pain both day and night. He lives in Boise. Due to the extreme cost associated with his physical recovery, and no insurance, he lost his plane, his company, and the dream. I see him from time to time in the LDS temple and wish with all my heart the he had not broken his back in that fateful crash. The plane showed promise, but as in all aviation, is never forgiving... Dan Hennis -- D.M.Hennis@worldnet.att.net ~ ~ ~ ~ MORE INFO: Gilbert has had many exciting ventures. He has been blessed many times and survived many things. The last crash (or should we say "undesirable landing") was in Idaho at a small airport not too far from the town of Emmett. He lost engine power and was forced to attempt an emergency landing. In so doing, he was severely injured, and is now in a care home in Eagle, Idaho. He is paralyzed from the waist down. He is in great pain, but does not want to 'give up'. The project on which he was working was a lifetime venture. He must be admired for his determination and singlemindedness, but realistically there is no one else who has time or money to focus on Gilbert's dream project and nothing else. Gilbert loves to have company, but visitors must take great care to refrain from making him upset. He still wants nothing but to complete his project, but it could not be under more difficult circumstances. Frank Hennis. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Eugene Davis passed away on March 8, 2007, in Boise, Idaho. He was born Jan. 3, 1942, in Marne, Mich., to Levi Walter Davis and Idella Marie Vipond Davis, the third of seven children. He was raised in Apopka, Florida, and later moved to Utah where he graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1961. He met Susan Kay Hawkins while attending BYU. On August 5, 1969, they were married for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Gilbert was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who loved the gospel and his family. He and Susan lived most of their married life together in Boise, Idaho, where they raised their 10 children. Gilbert was a very talented and inquisitive child. He excelled in sports and was very acrobatic, and later in life learned to ride a unicycle, walk a tightrope, and walk on his hands. His older children will always remember his walking on his hands up and down flights of stairs or around the edge of the top platform at the Lava Hot Springs pool (before diving off, much to the lifeguards chagrin...) It was also in his childhood that he learned to love all things mechanical, tinkering with model airplanes, trains and motorcycles, and eventually working in a motorcycle shop, where he loved to test-drive the new BSAs and Nortons. But of all the things he grew to love as a child, airplanes were by far at the top of his list. For his eighth birthday, his father paid for him to take a ride with a barnstorming pilot - from then on his dream was to fly. Though Gilbert´s first attempt at building his own plane was foiled - when the 14 year-old´s secret workshop under the floor of the family garage was discovered by his father - his dreams of designing and flying his own airplanes were far from over. With little formal instruction or college experience, Gilbert went on to design and build several airplanes and propulsion systems, culminating on June 10, 1986, when he taxied down the strip of the Nampa Municipal Airport and lifted off - the first public flight of the Davis Flying Wing. News of the successful flight of a tailless aircraft of such novel design spread instantly through the aeronautical community. Gilbert graced the cover of numerous aviation magazines, including the January 1987 issue of Popular Mechanics. The single-seat aircraft flew beautifully, and a two-seat prototype version of the Wing was nearly complete when, in May of 1989, an engine belt failure forced Gilbert down near Star. Though Gilbert would spend the rest of his days confined to a wheelchair and experience tremendous medical problems including severe chronic pain, he never lost his faith, his love for his family, and his desire to pursue his dreams. His family is very proud of him and his undaunted courage and faith, and he will be dearly missed by his wife Susan; his 10 children: Mary (and F. Alan) Walker of Boise, Idaho; Katie (and Lane) Packwood of Boise, Idaho; Mike (and Michelle) Davis of Los Angeles, California; Aaron of Boise, Idaho; Sarah (and Lucas) Bollschweiler of Maryville, Tennesse; Jenny (and Michael) Kimball of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Levi, Lynsey, Mallory, and Bethany of Provo, Utah; 13 grandchildren; and his siblings: Mary K. Davis, Ross Davis, Doug Davis, Bea Glover, and Danny Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Emeline. Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing to be held on Monday evening, March 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Relyea Funeral Chapel at 318 N. Latah. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, March 13, 2007 at the LDS Boise South Stake Center at 3200 Cassia. His interment, Dry Creek Cemetery. “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'Wow! What a ride!' ” - Unknown We love you, Dad. [Idaho Statesman, March 11, 2007]

Dean, Marcia Gene
1368 Fort Canyon Rd
Alpine, Utah 84004-1117 US

Marcia and William Crockett
  • Work: (801) 756-7317

Class of 1961. Marcia Gene Dean. Dramatics, Hi-Stepper, Thespians, Chorus, F.H.A., Homecoming Queen, Seminary Graduate. Married William C. Crockett. --@2006

Durham, Richards Hassell

Durham, Richards Hassell
Provo, Utah US

Richards Durham

Class of 1961. Richards Hassell Durham. He was born on October 18, 1943, in Vernal, Uintah County, Utah. Student Body First Vice President. Dramatics, Seminary Graduate, Seminary 4th year. Richards died in an automobile accident on 4 January 1973 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery. His parents: Alfred Richards Durham and Eunice Marion Hassell Durham.

Faulkner, Nick Larson
PO Box 1902
[1590 N. Manderfield Rd]
Beaver, Utah 84713 US

Nick and Patrea Faulkner
  • Work: (435) 438-6080
  • Toll Free: 435-438-2484
  • Cell: 801-628-7733
  • Home: 435-438-6080

Class of 1961. Nick Larson Faulkner. Football, Wrestling, Track, Chorus, Seminary Graduate. First married ________; second married Patrea. Nick owns a motel and storage units in Beaver, and has a home in Manderfield, north of Beaver. He lives part time in Beaver and part time in Layton. Serving on 45th Year Reunion committee of Class of 1961, in 2006. @2011

Fisher, Carol Louise
9722 Ferguson Dr
Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062-8609 US

Carol and John M. Harper
  • Home: (801) 492-9201

Class of 1961. Carol Louise Fisher. Forensics, Model U.N., Dramatics, Chorus, Ski Club President, F.H.A., Wildcat Yearbook Copy Editor, Y'ld Cat Newspaper Reporter, Honor Roll, Senior Honor Panel, Seminary Graduate. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU 1965. Married John Harper. Her Parents: Milton Byron Fisher and Louise Larsen Fisher of Provo, Utah. Their children: Loa Shirlene Fisher (dec.) (Donald) Olsen, Manti, Utah; M. Byron Fisher [BYH Class of 1955] (Joan), Salt Lake City, Utah; Don Lowell Fisher [BYH Class of 1959] (Ellen), Ann Arbor, Michigan; Carol Louise Fisher Harper [BYH Class of 1961] (John), American Fork, Utah; and ReNon Fisher Zabriskie [BYH Class of 1966] (Noel R. Zabriskie [BYH Class of 1966]), Ogden, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate email: imheroic@gmail.com [John] @2011

Floyd, Charles Dahle
9787 Granite View Drive
Sandy, Utah 84092-3444 US

Charles & Merry Anne Floyd
  • Home: (801) 943-2021

Class of 1961. Charles Dahle Floyd. Football, Basketball, Baseball, Lettermen President, Dramatics, Forensics, Poetry Festival, Junior Class Social Chair, Thespians, Best Actor, Seminary Historian, Seminary Graduate. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU 1965. ~ ~ ~ ~ Married Merry Anne. Alternate email: merryabc@comcast.net @2011

Gerber, Carol May
4093 W. Quail Ridge Dr
Boise, Idaho 83703-3851 US

Carol Allred & Bryan Flay
  • Cell: 208-420-2372
  • Home: 208-629-8886

3. Brian R. Flay, 4093 W Quail Ridge Dr, Boise, ID 83703-3851 - 208-629-8886 Thank you for any help you can provide. Best wishes, Larry Christensen '66 BYA / BYH website volunteer San Diego, CA yhigh@ymail.com http://www.byhigh.org/-->

Gilbert, Paul Ensign
Beus Gilbert PLLC
4800 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Paul and Susan Gilbert
  • Work: (480) 429-3000
  • Home: 602-840-2986, 602-370-5321

Class of 1961. Paul Gilbert. Student Body President. Football, Baseball, Track, Dramatics, Forensics, Seminary Sweetheart King, Boys State, Model U.N., Senior Honor Panel, Thespians Vice President, Preferred Man Attendant, Seminary Graduate, BYU Leadership Award. ~ ~ ~ ~ Married Susan Carlson. ----[Brigham Young Magazine, Summer 1997.]---- Paul E. Gilbert recently assumed responsibility as president of the BYU Alumni Association for a term that will extend through the 1998­-99 academic year. Gilbert graduated cum laude from BYU in 1968 with a BS in History and served as Student Body President. He had earlier attended Brigham Young Elementary and Junior High Schools and BY High School. While at the Boalt Hall Law School, University of California, Berkeley, he earned a juris doctorate degree and was note and comment editor of the California Law Review. Gilbert is a founding partner of the Beus, Gilbert, & Morrill law firm in Phoenix. In addition, he has taught at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU. Highly involved with the BYU Alumni Association, he served as chair of the Phoenix regional chapter and in 1991 joined the Alumni Board of Directors, serving as chair of the Regional Activities Council and as a member of the Executive Committee. He recently finished a two-year term as President-Elect of the Association. Active in community affairs, Gilbert chaired a $1.6 million fund-raising campaign for the Desert Mission Food Bank. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Arizona chapter of the National Association of Christians and Jews. He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of four children, three of whom have attended Brigham Young University. Book: Near Cumorahs Hill by Paul E. Gilbert & Douglas L. Powell. If BYU's Alumni Association president were to open a vein, his blood would probably run blue. That's because Paul E. Gilbert has been associated with BYU throughout his life and says he still feels inspired and thrilled every time he comes to campus. The Phoenix-based attorney's affiliation began in childhood when he attended BY Elementary, BY Junior High, and BY High School. He then attended BYU as a history major and served as student body president. His father, who died while Gilbert was a child, was a BYU assistant football coach, and his second father was a BYU dean. The roots go even deeper. His mother taught English at BY High, all seven of his brothers and sisters have attended BYU, and the tradition is continuing with his own children. "My wife Susan and I have consistently brought our children to Provo for Homecoming to create a feeling of excitement about coming to this fine school," he says. "Two of my children have already graduated from BYU, another is attending the university, and my last child, a senior in high school, plans to attend BYU. "That will make us four for four," he adds. "We do believe in free agency in our home. I have told my children they could attend whatever college they wanted, but I have always added that BYU was paid for." Although Gilbert attended the University of California, Berkeley, for his law degree, he says that, despite receiving a very good education there and forming some close and lasting friendships, his feelings toward UC Berkeley don't approach the depth of his commitment to BYU. Alternate address: 5317 N. 46th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85018-1732 His parents: Arthur Gene Gilbert and Mary Deane Peterson Gilbert [His mother was on the BYH Faculty from 1947 to 1951.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Biographical news article. ~ ~ ~ ~ Re: 2010 All Classes Reunion: Gentlemen: What exciting news regarding the BYH reunion on Friday, September 3, 2010. Much to my chagrin, I will be out of the country on that date and unable to attend. My thoughts will be with you. With regret, Paul E. Gilbert. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate address (home): 5950 E Valley Vista Lane, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253-4229 @2011

Gregson, Shirley
[Last known address]
Colorado Springs, Colorado US

Shirley and Denny Mullins

Class of 1961. Shirley Gregson. She married Denny Mullins. [Last known address: APO NY, NY 09128 and Colorado Springs, CO] ~ ~ ~ ~ HER MOTHER'S OBITUARY: Doris Clegg Gregson, 85, passed away August 27, 1990 in Salt Lake City. Born August 13, 1905 in Burnley, Lancashire, England to Herbert and Florence Cooper Clegg. Married Joseph Mercer Gregson, May 15, 1937 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. Later solemnized in the London LDS Temple, September 10, 1958, he died November 15, 1985. Immigrated from England in 1959 with her companion, Joe, living in Salt Lake City. Was Queens State Certified Nurse specializing in mid-wifery in England. Worked in the newborn nursery at the University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City. She was an active genealogist and temple worker. She will be remembered in our hearts and dearly missed by all who knew her. Survived by two daughters, Margaret Chapman, Salt Lake City; Shirley and husband, Denny Mullins, Colorado Springs, Colorado; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Edna Simpson, Kendall, England; in-laws, Anne Clegg, Australia; Bert Cross, Scotland; Lawrence and Doris Gregson, England. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 30, 1990 Salt Lake Central 33rd Ward, 453 South 1100 East. Her interment, Redwood Memorial Estates. [Deseret News, Wednesday, August 29, 1990]

Gunn, Katherine Launa
2105 N. Oak Lane
Provo, Utah 84604-2136 US

Kathy and Wilford Roberts
  • Work: 801-356-1049
  • Home: 801-374-5444

Class of 1961. Kathy or Kaye Gunn. [Katherine Launa Gunn] Varsity Cheerleader. Poetry Festival, Thespians, Soph Class Secretary, F.H.A. Reporter, Dramatics, Best Supporting Actress, Forensics, Honor Roll, Senior Honor Panel, Speech Achievement Award, Social Studies Achievement Award, Seminary Graduate, BYU Scholarship. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BA Teacher Education 1966. Married Wilford H. Roberts. Alternate email: robertssmile@yahoo.com Alternate address: 1242 E. 300 S., Provo, Utah 84606 @2011 @2010

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