Collegiate Grads of BYU 1904-1935


Alphabetical Alumni
Dastrup, Louise

Dastrup, Louise

Louise Dastrup

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1925. Louise Dastrup. She received a BS Degree in English in 1925. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 368.

Dastrup, Melba

Dastrup, Melba

Melba Dastrup

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1930. Melba Dastrup. She received a BS Degree in Music in 1930. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 404.

Dastrup, Thelma

Dastrup, Thelma

Thelma Dastrup

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1927. Thelma Dastrup. She received an A.B. Degree in Physical Education in 1927. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 404.

Dastry, Ida

Dastry, Ida

Ida Dastry

Collegiate Grads of BYU, Class of 1923. Ida Dastry. She received an AB Degree in History in 1923. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 350.

Davies, Bernice

Davies, Bernice

Bernice Davies

Class of 1917. Bernice Davies. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1917. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 58. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1921. She received an AB Degree in 1921. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 58.

Davies, Bessie M.

Davies, Bessie M.

Bessie Davies

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1930. Bessie M. Davies. She received a BS Degree in Clothing in 1930. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 262.

Davies, Charles H.

Davies, Charles H.

Charles Davies

Collegiate Grads of BYU, Class of 1924. Charles H. Davies. He received a BS Degree in 1924. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 5, page 378.

Davies, Rita M.

Davies, Rita M.

Rita Davies

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1930. Rita M. Davies. She received a BS Degree in Secondary Teaching in 1930. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 148.

Davis, Blanche

Davis, Blanche

Blanche Davis

Class of 1923. Blanche Davis. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1923. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 148. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1925. Blanche Davis. She received a BS Degree [Ho. Admin. -- House Administration] in 1925. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 148.

Davis, Boyd C.

Davis, Boyd C.

Boyd Davis

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1928. Boyd C. Davis. He received a BS Degree in Woodwork in 1928. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 316.

Davis, Eva M.

Davis, Eva M.

Eva Ovard

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1926. Eva M. Davis [Ovard]. She received an AB Degree in Clothing in 1926. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 262.

Davis, Ray J.

Davis, Ray J.

Ray Davis

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1915. Ray J. Davis. He received an AB Degree in 1915. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 5, page 329.

Davis, Roscoe E.

Davis, Roscoe E.

Roscoe Davis

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1922. Roscoe E. Davis. He received a BS Degree in Chemistry in 1922. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 319.

Daw, Albert W.

Daw, Albert W.

Albert Daw

Class of 1913. Albert W. Daw. Graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1913. Name on list, but no photo. Source 1: 1913 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 63-81. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1913. Albert W. Daw. He received a BYH Agriculture Diploma in 1913. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 6, page 204. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1916. Albert W. Daw. He received an AB Degree in 1916. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 6, page 202.

Day, E. Heloise

Day, E. Heloise

Heloise Day

Class of 1915. Heloise Day. Although she is not listed with the graduates of the Class of 1915 in the graduation program, she served as "Class Humorist" during the commencement exercises held in College Hall on Thursday, June 3, 1915. Source 1: Commencement Program, Class of 1915. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1915. E. Heloise Day. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1915. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 60. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1921. E. Heloise Day. She received an AB Degree in 1921. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 60.

Decker, Briant L.

Decker, Briant L.

Briant Decker

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1924. Briant L. Decker. He received an AB Degree in Botany in 1924. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 368.

Dickson, Delmar

Dickson, Delmar

Delmar Dickson

Collegiate Grads of BYU, Class of 1923. Delmar Dickson. He received a BS Degree in Music in 1923. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 368.

Dickson, LaVern J.

Dickson, LaVern J.

LaVern Dickson

Class of 1921. Mr. LaVern J. Dickson. He received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1921. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 368. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1925. LaVern J. Dickson. He received a BS Degree in Music in 1925. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 368. ~ ~ He was a teacher of many different subjects, including English.

Dixon, Fred W. [Buck] (F&S)

Dixon, Fred W. [Buck] (F&S)
Provo, Utah US

Buck and Helen Dixon

Faculty & Staff. Fred W. (Buck) Dixon. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1926. Fred W. Dixon. He received a BS Degree in Physical Education in 1926. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 264. ~ ~ ~ ~ Fred W. Dixon was a legendary BYH Athletic Coach beginning during 1929-1930 school year and continued on at least through the 1934-1936 school years. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU Cougar Club Hall of Fame - Fred W. Dixon. Buck Dixon was born in 1904 in Provo, Utah. He received his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University in 1926 and returned to earn his masterís degree in 1939. During his college athletic career he won fifteen varsity letters in football, basketball, track, and tennis. He was named all-conference in football, basketball, and tennis. In 1924 he was awarded the Anderberg medal as the foremost all-around athlete at BYU and was also named Utahís Outstanding Athlete. After graduating from BYU, Buck served for two years as Weber High Schoolís first coach. He returned to BYU in 1928 as an assistant to Coach Ott Romney, head football coach. During Buck Dixon's forty-five years at BYU, his tennis teams won the state championships several times, and he organized the first BYU golf team. In 1957 Buck was given the Dale Rex Memorial Award for his contribution to amateur athletics in Utah, and in 1972 he was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame. Fred W. "Buck" Dixon married Helen Chipman on May 27, 1931, and all four of their children graduated from BYU.

Dixon, Henry Aldous

Dixon, Henry Aldous
Ogden, Utah US

Aldous and Lucile Dixon

Brigham Young High School, Class of 1909. H. Aldous Dixon. He received a High School Diploma. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University (BYU Records Office), Book 3, Page 197. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1914. H. Aldous Dixon. He received an A.B. Degree in 1914. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 3, page 197. ~ ~ ~ ~ Henry Aldous Dixon was born on June 29, 1890 in Provo, Utah. His parents were John De Grey Dixon and Sarah Ann Lewis Dixon. Aldous Dixon married Lucile Knowlden. Lucile Knowlden was born on December 9, 1891 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Robert Edwin Knowlden and Mable Twelves Knowlden. Lucile graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1912. She died on January 22, 1967 in Ogden, Utah. H. Aldous Dixon died on January 22, 1967 in Ogden, Utah. His interment, Ogden, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ CONGRESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY: Henry Aldous Dixon (born June 29, 1890 - died January 22, 1967) was a U.S. Representative from Utah. Born in Provo, Utah County, Utah, Dixon attended the public schools until high school, then graduated from private Brigham Young High School in 1909. He then graduated from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, in 1914, from the University of Chicago in 1917, and from the University of Southern California in 1937. Instructor at Weber College 1914-1918, president in 1919 and 1920 and 1937-1953. Superintendent of Provo city schools 1920-1924 and 1932-1937. Managing vice president of Farmers & Merchants Bank 1924-1932. He served as member of President's Commission on Higher Education 1946-1948. He served as member of the board of directors, Salt Lake Branch of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 1945-1951. He served as director, Association of Junior Colleges from 1950 to 1954. He served as president of Utah State University at Logan from August 1953 to December 1954. Dixon was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth, Eighty-fifth, and Eighty-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1955 through January 3, 1961). He did not seek renomination in 1960. He served as an instructor at Brigham Young University until 1965. He died in Ogden, Utah, on January 22, 1967. His interment, Washington Heights Memorial Park. ~ ~ ~ ~ Memorial on the campus of Weber State University: HENRY ALDOUS DIXON, President 1919-1920, 1937-1953. Henry Aldous Dixon served twice as president of Weber College, from 1919-1920 and again from 1937-1953. He was a member of the Weber Normal College faculty from 1914-1918. During his first year as president he was influential in planning a financial drive for funds to erect a new gymnasium. During his second term as president, Dr. Dixon was recognized nationally as a top authority in the field of vocational education. He developed the technical education program at Weber. The campus on Harrison was purchased and the first buildings constructed under his leadership. He guided the school in a period of growth immediately following World War II. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS WIFE, from a tribute published by Utah State University: Lucile Knowlden Dixon. Wife of Henry Aldous Dixon, President of Utah State Agricultural College, from August 1953 to December 1954. Lucile Knowlden was born in Provo on December 9, 1891. Her father was Robert Edwin Knowlden; her mother, Mable Twelves. Lucile grew up in Provo, attended the Maeser School, BYU High School [graduating in the BYH Class of 1912], and received her normal degree from Brigham Young University. Lucille married Henry Aldous Dixon on June 2, 1915 in Salt Lake City. She taught for two years at the Timpanogos School before her marriage. The Dixons had four daughters and two sons. Before becoming president of USU, H. Aldous Dixon had been superintendent of schools in Provo and President of Weber Junior College from 1920-1924 and 1932-1937, then president of Weber State College from 1937 until 1953. He left the presidency of USU after being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to the Eighty-fourth, Eighty-fifth, and Eighty-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1955 to January 3, 1961). The Dixons lived in Washington, D.C. for six years before returning to Ogden. Lucile was active in the LDS Church. She was president and a member of the board of directors for the Children's Aid Society, a member of the Acacia Club, and Children's Hour Club. She served as president of Weber College Faculty Women and was a charter member of the Nelke Reading Club of Provo. Lucile loved gardening, growing plants indoors and out. She especially enjoyed African violets and while she lived on campus the university horticulture group regularly brought her fresh flowers. In gathering information for her book on the president's house, Alice Chase learned from Mrs. Dixon that her "heart sank at the prospect of moving into" the president's home. The Dixon's had at that time a new house in Ogden. The president's house had purportedly been neglected and the trustees decided to "recondition" the house rather than build a new house. Despite her initial impressions, Lucile told Alice that "living there proved to be a delightful experience." Lucile died on December 13, 1986 in Ogden. She was 95 years old.

Dixon, Paul Smoot

Dixon, Paul Smoot

Paul Dixon

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1929. Paul Smoot Dixon. He received a BS Degree in Accounting & Business in 1929. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 404.

Dixon, Rulon S.

Dixon, Rulon S.

Rulon Dixon

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1923. Rulon S. Dixon. He received a BS Degree in Agronomy & Poultry in 1923. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 8, page 192.

Dixon, Wilder G.

Dixon, Wilder G.

Wilder Dixon

Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1925. Wilder G. Dixon. He received a BS Degree in Secondary Teaching in 1925. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 62.

Dougall, Hugh

Dougall, Hugh

Hugh Dougall

Class of 1921. Hugh Dougall. Source 1: Photograph of the BYH Graduating Class of 1921. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1921. Hugh Dougall. He received a High School Diploma in 1921. Source 2: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 264. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1925. Hugh Dougal. He received a BS Degree in Biology in 1925. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 264.

Durrant, Donna

Durrant, Donna
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Donna and Wesley Sorensen

Class of 1924. Donna Durrant. Her surname is given in the 1924 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1927. Donna Durrant. She received a BS Degree in Dramatic Arts in 1927. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 210. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Donna Durrant Sorensen passed away Monday, June 4, 1990. She was born to Lorenzo James Durrant and Agnes Priscilla Lewis Durrant at Spanish Fork, Utah on December 24, 1904, and was the oldest of six children. Her parents moved to Thatcher, Idaho when she was three years old, then subsequently returned to Provo, Utah where Mrs. Sorensen attended the BYU Training School beginning in the sixth grade, graduated from BY High School, and continued until she received her Bachelor of Science degree from BYU in 1927. Mrs. Sorensen served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Central States Mission from June 1924 to 1926. She taught at the American Fork High School from 1927 until 1929, where she taught English, speech and drama, directing the school plays. She married Wesley A. (Brick) Sorensen, of Logan, Utah, on October 10, 1929, in the Salt Lake Temple. They made their home in Salt Lake City, where she assisted her husband in the management of The Doll House Restaurant, which they owned for 42 years. Mrs. Sorensen gave lifelong service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding administrative and teaching assignments in all the auxiliaries. For nine years she taught the Gospel Doctrine class in the Capitol Hill Ward. In 1936, a call came from President Louise Y. Robison for her to serve on the General Board of the Relief Society. Later at a reorganization of that board, she served as second counselor to President Amy Brown Lyman for three years. She was in charge of the educational courses offered by the Society. She served for ten years on this board. She was a member of the Deseret Sunday School Union Board for 11 years, serving under the superintendencies of George R. Hill and David Lawrence McKay. She wrote a teacher manual for the Sunday School genealogical course, served on the Gospel Doctrine committee and on the editorial staff of the Juvenile Instructor. She authored a number of special programs which were used on Mothers Day, Easter and Christmas. She was active in community service as president of the Lafayette School PTA and vice president of the PTA at Horace Mann Junior High School. As a member of the board of Children's Service Society for 13 years, she served for three years as second vice president. She was a charter member of the Salt Lake Reynolds Club and a member of the Cleofan Literary Club. She served as president of Sigma Chi Mothers Club in Salt Lake City in 1966. She was elected for the three-year term on the BYU Alumni Executive Committee in 1960, and was elected to the BYU Emeritus Club Board of Directors in 1977. She served as vice president for two years, and was the recipient of the Special Recognition Award from the BYU Emeritus Club in April 1983. One of the activities she was particularly devoted to was genealogical work. She found great joy and spent many hours in gathering her ancestral names. She was an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple from October 1977 until her release in October 1985. She is survived by: Her husband, Wesley A. (Brick) Sorensen, two daughters, Shauna Lee and Sheila, one son, Steven James, 17 grandchildren, two brothers and one sister; Mr and Mrs. Adrian Perenon (Shauna Lee), Monterey, California, and their daughters, Stacy Nicole and Leslie Christine; Dr. and Mrs. Donald R. Call (Sheila), Saratoga, California, and children, Donald R., Jr., David Wesley, Catherine, Daniel Durrant, Caroline, Douglas Ara, Christopher Cyril, and Matthew Lewis; Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Sorensen of Vancouver, Washington, and children, Sarah Ann, John Wesley, Rebecca, James Bryant, Michael Steven, Peter Andrew, and David Alfred; one sister, Mrs. Paul W. (Dorothy) Larsen, two brothers, James Russell Durrant and William Stanford Durrant, all of Salt Lake City, Utah. Funeral services were held Friday, June 8, 1990 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Spanish Fork Cemetery. [Published in the Deseret News, Wednesday, June 6, 1990.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Lorenzo James Durrant and Agnes Priscilla Lewis Durrant. Their children included: L. Dean Durrant; James Russell (Russell) Durrant; Madaline Durrant Sorenson; Donna Durrant [BYH Class of 1924] (Wesley) Sorenson; William Stanford (Stanford) Durrant [BYH Class of 1939] (Lois Hammond); and Dorothy Durrant (Paul) Larsen. ~ ~ ~ ~ "Dona" Durrant is listed as a 1st Year (freshman) student at BY High in 1919. She is not listed in the annual class catalogues until 1923, when she appears as a college freshman at BYU, and 1924 when she appears as a sophomore at BYU, in Arts & Sciences. Background sources: BYU/BYH Annual Catalogues for the School Years 1918-19, 1919-20, 1920-21, 1921-1922, 1922-23, 1923-24, 1924-25, and 1925-26.

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