Class of 1965 H.S.

Class of 1965 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni

Peterson, Susan
1373 North 1450 East
Provo, Utah 84604 US

Susan and Mark Breinholt
  • Work: 801-373-0369

Class of 1965. Susan Peterson. "Wow, it is amazing to think that 40 years have passed since we were sitting in classes at BY High, attending sports events, assemblies, dances, etc. – actually 42 years for me since I left with my family for Norway in 1963. I must admit I have appreciated being claimed by this class since I didn’t attend BY High my junior and senior years. Thanks classmates! My husband, Mark, our children and I have lived in ten different states and in Korea and Germany (and Mark – Vietnam, Cuba & Saudi) while Mark served as an infantry officer and then LDS Chaplain for the US Army. He retired from the Army on 1 July 1998, the day he began presiding over the New York Rochester Mission. Our three-year mission was filled with challenges and remarkable blessings. We felt so spoiled to have the Sacred Grove, the Hill Cumorah, the Joseph Smith and Peter Whitmer Farms, the E. B. Grandin Building, etc. in our mission. We served with fantastic young elders and sisters, senior couples and senior sisters that we will love forever. After all our global wonderings, we have come home. We are living in Provo again. Mark is working for Vista Care Hospice and I am attending BYU full-time. Since six of our eight have graduated from BYU and the other two are seniors there, I figure it’s my turn. I’m finding school exciting, stimulating and demanding. I love the studying, but am not too fond of stress. We have been blessed with eight wonderful children who have married well and blessed us with 14 adorable grandchildren – so far. Any time you want to be filled in on details of our children or grandchildren, I am most happy to accommodate, as they are my favorite topic. Even though we loved every place we lived, Provo is the spot I love best because it is home, because of the beauty that surrounds us, and because of the happy memories made here. Memories of BY High: ~~I remember how exciting it was when the BY High basketball team won state over Judge Memorial High School! ~~I remember visiting Mr. Allman’s classroom to hold the snakes. Remember how Mr. Allman let tarantulas walk up and down his arm?! ~~I remember great assemblies and John Paxman wearing an extremely tall hat that covered his head and chest and having a face drawn on his stomach -- while doing the whistler! (Sorry if that’s not a clear explanation, but it was very funny.) ~~I remember our English teacher, Mr. Bendixson, telling us that another teacher had 'a few outstanding students – out standing in the hall.' " ~ ~ ~ ~ Email updated. @2010

Pond, Virginia
1109 Wunderlich Drive
San Jose, California 95129-3162 US

Virginia and Richard Wheeler
  • Work: (408) 996-3960
  • Home: (408) 586-0600

Class of 1965. Virginia Pond. German Club Vice President, Pep Club, F.H.A. President, Thespians, Honor Society, Drama, Chorus, Wildcat Yearbook Staff, Seminary 4 years, Library Service Award. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU 1969. Married Richard L. Wheeler. Virginia is the sister of Douglas Pond, BYH Class of 1960. They also have a sister, Donna. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate email: @2010

Poulsen, Hal P.
219 East 100 North
Salem, Utah 84653-9105 US

Hal and Neva Poulsen
  • Work: 801-465-7690
  • Home: 801-423-3464

Class of 1965. Hal Poulsen [not Poulson]. Football, track, Chorus. ~ ~ ~ ~ I am still a used-car dealer and am also involved in the stucco and rock installation business with one of my daughters and her husband. My hobby is container gardening. @2005 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate address: Hal P Poulsen, 963 South 630 West, Payson, Utah 84651-2769 - (801) 465-7690 Household: Hal P. Poulsen, Neva H Poulsen, Andrew H Poulsen, & Tina Poulsen @2009 ~ ~ ~ ~ Email sent to bounced back. @2010

Rasmussen, Stephen
468 Welling Way
Farmington, Utah 84025

Steve and Susan Rasmussen
  • Cell: 714-838-9204

Class of 1965. Steve Rasmussen. Football, Basketball, Baseball, Y Club, Chorus, Band, Trans. Married Susan. Steve is a brother of Linda Rasmussen Smith, BYH Class of 1967. Five children, starting to get grandchildren. Memories: The feel and spirt of the campus lingers in my mind more than any specific occasion. The creaking sound of the floors; the smell of the basketball gym in the elementary building; the friendly and accommodating faculty and their constant concern for our well being. All of the above, with the specific memory of "cleaning the Fieldhouse floor" with the Provo High basketball team in the state tournament. It was all great! @2005 ~ ~ ~ ~ Moved from Tustin, California to Farmington, Utah. @2012

Rich, Stephen R. C.
7700 Cottonwood Street
Frisco, Texas 75034 US

Steve and Calva Rae Rich
  • Work: (972) 712-0806

Class of 1965. Steve Rich. Football, Y Club, Preferred Man Attendant, Boys State, Trans. BYU BS Accounting 1971. Married Calva Rae Taylor. Moved away from Utah in 1971 after graduating from BYU and only looked back for about 15 to 20 years. Currently living in Frisco, Texas -- about 30 miles north of downtown Dallas -- for the past eight years. All children and grandchildren live far away, with one in Utah, giving us an excuse to travel there. On weekdays I'm a CPA working in the tax department of a multi-national glass manufacturing company headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico. No I Don't. Evenings I am a tinkerer and enjoy gardening, computers and otherwise destroying things -- not intentionally, just happens that way. Painful memories: Senior football games against Orem and Pleasant Grove. Fond memories: Basketball tournament in 1965; dances; lunchtime in the hallways; the preference ball; and many outstanding friends with high standards. And, oh year, someplace along the way I remember going to classes -- but was that ancillary? @2005

Richards, Claude C.
342 West Countryside Drive
Orem, Utah 84058-3037 US

Claude and Cynthia Richards
  • Work: (801) 764-9374
  • Fax: (801) 764-9735

Class of 1965. Claude C. Richards. Band, Science Club President. BYU BS History 1972. BYU JD Law 1979. Married Cynthia Vance in 1969. Eight children and nineteen grandchildren. Practiced law and then worked at Utah County as Chief Deputy Assessor and then as Assessor. Private Pilot 2001. Currently involved in business development. Alternate address: 1059 Briar Avenue, Provo, Utah 84604. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate email 1: ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate email 2: @2010

Richins, Kenneth
447 Locust Street
Gridley, California 95948-2725 US

Ken and Dorothy Richins
  • Work: 530-846-2289
  • Toll Free: 800-743-2178
  • Cell: 530-370-6285
  • Home: 530-846-2278
  • Fax: 530-846-3807

Class of 1965. Ken Richins. Football, Wrestling, Track, Spanish Club, French Club, Chorus, Trans. BYU Masters Education 1970, BYU EDD Public School Administration 1970. Married Dorothy. Alternate address: Ken Richins, Applied Computer Technologies, 850 Hazel Street, Gridley, California 95948 - Phone (530) 846-2289, FAX (530) 846-3807, Alternate e-mail: @2009

Rigby, Keith [J. Keith, Jr.]

Rigby, Keith [J. Keith, Jr.]
South Bend, Indiana US

Keith Rigby

Class of 1965. J. Keith Rigby, Jr. BYU BS Geology 1971, Columbia University - New York B.Sc., M.Phil Geology 1974, Columbia University - New York Ph.D. Geology 1977. Married Susan. World renowned paleontologist, discovered world's largest tyranosaurus rex skeleton. Taught in the Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556. Distinguished Scholar Award, College of Science, University of Notre Dame, 1988. Rigby taught at Notre Dame, and in the summers he led volunteers from Earthwatch, a Boston-based nonprofit organization, on dinosaur hunts. The volunteers, who paid to participate, were taught the rudiments of fossil hunting. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY 1: SOUTH BEND, INDIANA - J. Keith "Doc" Rigby Jr., 64, of South Bend, passed away Sunday morning, November 6, 2011, in his home. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to J. Keith Rigby Sr. and Ruth Marie (Krebs) Rigby of Provo, Utah. On April 10, 1971, he married Virginia Kay Peterson and they had three children, Heather Annette (Richard) Varley, Hilary Nichole Rigby and Joel Korrin Rigby. On July 18, 1987, in South Bend, Keith married Susan Kathleen Swanson, and they have Rachel Christina Rigby, Sarah Celeste Rigby and Dana Marie Rigby. He is survived by his parents, wife, six children, two sisters, Claudia Bosworth (Fred) of Maryland and Jaynanne Meads of Utah, 8 nieces and 4 nephews. Keith was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1968 he began a two-year mission in Austria. He was a dedicated home teacher and loved missionary work. Keith graduated from Brigham Young University in 1971 with a bachelor of science degree. He received his PhD in geology from Columbia University in 1977, specializing in the mammalian fossil record. Keith worked for the Bureau of Land Management as the field office paleontologist in New Mexico until 1982 when he joined the University of Notre Dame faculty. Doc was an associate professor of geological sciences at Notre Dame. He traveled the world looking at the fossil record. Doc spent large amounts of time in Utah with his father, also a geologist, in Montana near the Fort Peck Reservoir with the Earthwatch Institute, and in China with the Beijing Museum of Natural History. He loved teaching, and lectured often regarding both fossil preservation and new theories in paleontology. Visitation wAS held Friday, November 11th, at the Welsheimer North Family Funeral Home (17033 Cleveland Road). viewing was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (930 Park Place, Mishawaka) on Saturday, November 12th. The funeral services were held at the LDS Chapel, with Bishop James Carrier officiating. Cremation followed with a memorial service at a later date in Utah. [South Bend Tribune, November 11, 2011] Source. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY 2: In memoriam: Notre Dame paleontologist J. Keith Rigby Jr. by Michael O. Garvey November 08, 2011 In Memoriam J. Keith Rigby Jr., associate professor of civil engineering and geological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, died Saturday (Nov. 5) at his home in South Bend. He was 64 years old. A native of Salt Lake City, Rigby was graduated from Brigham Young University in 1971 and earned master’s and doctoral degrees in geology from Columbia University in 1974 and 1977, respectively. He joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1982. A paleontologist, Rigby taught Notre Dame courses in physical geology, historical geology, environmental geology, sedimentation and stratigraphy. He also lectured on these and other subjects nationwide and abroad. J. Keith Rigby Jr. In July 1997, Rigby led a team of volunteers from the Earthwatch Insitute on a paleontological expedition in northeast Montana. At a site near the Fort Peck Reservoir, the team unearthed a massive fossilized skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus widely regarded as the largest such specimen ever found. In addition to this and numerous other accomplishments in paleontological research, Rigby was popular and much-honored as a teacher at Notre Dame, earning Teacher of the Year awards from Sorin Hall and the College of Engineering and the Distinguished Scholar award from the College of Science. Along with his wife, Susan, Rigby is survived by six children, Heather Varley, Joel Rigby, Hilary Rigby, Rachel Rigby, Sarah Rigby and Dana Rigby. Visitation will be held Friday (Nov. 11) from 4 to 8 p.m. at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home (17033 Cleveland Rd., South Bend), and for an hour prior to the funeral service, which will be held Saturday (Nov. 12) at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 930 Park Place, Mishawaka. Source ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS FATHER: His father, Dr. J. Keith Rigby, Sr., taught in the Department of Geology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602-4606 [2003]. Keith Sr. BYU BS Geology 1949, BYU MS Geology 1950, Columbia University - New York PhD 1952. Rigby Sr. joined the BYU faculty in 1953, has served as geology department chairman, was the annual Distinguished Faculty Lecturer in 1983 and has been a Karl G. Maeser Research Award recipient. He served on the BYU Graduate Council since 1987. Rigby Sr.'s speciality was fossil sponges, fossil reefs and sedimentary environments, having conducted research in Canada, Greenland, Tunisia, Australia, France, Argentina, Mexico, China and the United States. J. Keith Rigby Sr. was a professor emeritus at BYU. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS FATHER'S OBITUARY: J. Keith Rigby, Sr. died November 13th, 2012 in Provo, Utah. He was born on October 8, 1926 to Howard Wix and Sarah Celestia Peterson Rigby in Fairview, Utah. He graduated from North Sanpete High School. He married Ruth Krebs June 14, 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple. He attended Brigham Young University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology. He received his PhD from Columbia University. He is the author of more than 300 professional papers and several geologic guide books for the state of Utah. He has conducted research on fossil sponges on every continent. He was a beloved professor of geology for many years and also served as the Dean of the Graduate School at BYU. After retirement, he continued his research, publishing a catalog of every known fossil sponge with the University of Kansas and consulting with other geologists from across the globe. He was an accomplished artist and his oil paintings adorned their home. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his produce with friends and neighbors. Keith is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Krebs Rigby, and his two daughters, Claudia Bosworth (Fred) and Jaynanne Meads, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. His son, J Keith Rigby, Jr. preceded him in death. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Edgemont North Stake Center, 4560 North Canyon Road, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the church from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Hills, Provo, Utah. All who knew him are welcome to attend. Condolences may be sent from his obituary at [Provo Daily Herald, December 15, 2012]

Rowley, Alice Louise
1544 West 1200 South
Springville, Utah 84663-5075 US

Alice Rowley
  • Home: (801) 489-9035

Class of 1965. Alice Louise Rowley. French Club, Pep Club, Forensics, Chorus, Wildcat Yearbook Staff. @2010

Royall, Jessie
125 North 5th Street
Montpelier, Idaho 83254 US

Jessie and Marden Phelps
  • Work: 208-847-1292

Class of 1965. Jessie Royall. Pep Club Vice President, French Club, Hi-Steppers, F.H.A., Chorus Vice President. ~ ~ ~ ~ Married Marden K. Phelps, BYU BA Speech & Drama 1967. ~ ~ ~ ~ The good news is that I have retired from my daycare business, my husband Marden has retired from teaching, and we sold our farm. The bad news is that we are too old and worn out to enjoy it. We look forward to spending lots of time with the grandchildren, doing some traveling (Alaska this summer), and, in the near future, serving a mission somewhere warm. Memories: My favorite memories are of choir with Brother Fred Webb, Hi-Steppers, friends, sand dune trips, and dances. My worst is history class with Brother Gary Penrod and his Sidehill Ginks. I hated history! @2005 ~ ~ ~ ~ Marden Phelps, Montpelier Irrigation Co, President. @2009

Shaw, Suzanne

Shaw, Suzanne
Pleasant Grove, Utah US

Sue and Rusty Shaw

Class of 1965. Suzanne Shaw [Shaw]. Pep Club, Hi-Steppers, F.H.A., Drama, Chorus Vice President, Wildcat Yearbook Staff, Seminary 4 years, Safety Council President. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents were Glenn Charles Shaw and [Gladys] Lucille Stevenson Shaw, married in 1932. Glenn and Lucille had eight children, including: Bernadine Shaw (died as an infant); Robert Shaw (died as an infant); Glenn Keith Shaw (Margaret) of Udon Thani, Thailand; Marilyn Shaw (Jean-Pierre) Schroemges (b. 1934, d. 2001) of West Valley City, Utah; Brent Stevenson Shaw [Fremont High School in Oakland] (Joan) of Orem, Utah; David Michael Shaw [BYH Class of 1959] (Cynthia) of Orem, Utah; Karren Ruth Shaw [BYH Class of 1961] (DeNile) Ackemyer-Aubrey of Fountain Green, Utah; and Suzanne Shaw [BYH Class of 1965] married Rusty Shaw. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BS Nursing 1970. Married Rusty Shaw. One adopted daughter, Maria Suzanne, who is now married to Mike Summers; Grandson David. Suzanne moved from Texas back to Zion in November, 2005, to work as a software product analyst. Employed by Progresa Health Systems, 575 West Murray Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84103. It's great to be home. @2009 ~ ~ ~ ~ Suzanne Shaw passed away in the summer of 2013. No obituary.

Skiba, Joyce
3647 West 5140 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84118-3529 US

Joyce and Charles Shelton
  • Home: (801) 968-8664

Class of 1965. Joyce Skiba. Thespians, Chorus, All State Chorus, Trans. Her parents: Julius Skiba and Ruth Shideler Skiba. The Skiba family moved from Alberta, Canada to Provo, Utah in 1958. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate address: PO Box 11958, Salt Lake City, Utah 84117 ~ ~ ~ ~ Household: Joyce Skiba Shelton, Charles W Shelton, Linda W Shelton, Nicolas Shelton. @2010

Smith, Kenneth McKay
1256 East Harvest Street
Mesa, Arizona 85203-3831 US

Ken and JoAnne Smith
  • Work: (480) 981-5800
  • Home: (480) 964-9442

Class of 1965. Kenneth M. Smith. Senior Class Vice President. Football, Track, Y Club, Newspaper Editor-in-Chief, Wildcat Yearbook Staff, German Club, Drama, Forensics Historian, Preferred Man Attendant. ~ ~ ~ ~ Married JoAnne R. "Jodie" King. BYU BS Accounting 1971. University of Utah MBA 1973. BYU JD Law 1978. Attorney, Andersen & Smith, 6053 East University Drive, Mesa AZ 85205. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Dr. Oliver R. Smith and Barbara McKay [BYH Class of 1939] Smith. Barbara and Oliver had five daughters and three sons: Barbara Kay Smith [BYH Class of 1961] Rytting (J. Howard Rytting) of Lawrence, Kansas; Olivia Lea Smith [BYH Class of 1963] Baird (Charles A. Baird) of Lehi; Kenneth McKay Smith [BYH Class of 1965] (JoAnne King) of Mesa, Arizona; Ronald McKay Smith [BYH Class of 1967] (Colleen Johnson) of Orem; Rebecca Smith Snyder [BYH Class of 1970] (Richard L. Snyder) of Tillamook, Oregon; Deborah Smith Annis of Provo; Dorothy Smith Gillespie (John K. Gillespie) of Orem; and Richard McKay Smith (Cindy Naylor) of North Salt Lake. @2010

Smith, Lynette
1124 North 1575 West
Provo, Utah 84604-2957 US

Lynette and Kay Russon
  • Home: (801) 374-8691

Class of 1965. Lynette Smith. Pep Club, F.H.A., Thespians, Honor Society, Drama, Chorus. BYU BS Child Development & Family Relations 1970. She married Kay Russon. @2009. Email sent to bounced back. @2010

Smith, Suzanne
5901 Newbrook Circle, Spc 130
Riverbank, California 95367-2892 US

Suzanne & Vaughn Nordes
  • Home: 209-869-3853

Class of 1965. Suzanne Smith. Pep Club, Hi-Steppers, Drama, Chorus, Seminary 4 years. Married Dr. Vaughn E. Nordes, DDS. She is still very active in things musical. @2005 ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate address nearby: Vaughn E. Nordes, DDS, 1429 College Ave, Suite F, Modesto, California 95350 - (209) 529-1150. @2010

Smoot, Reed Philip (1965)

Smoot, Reed Philip (1965)
183 East 100 South
Provo, Utah 84606-4648 US

Reed & Julia Smoot
  • Cell: 801-380-1027
  • Home: 801-377-6024

Class of 1965. Reed P. Smoot. Spanish Club, Thespians, Drama, Newspaper Staff, Wildcat Yearbook Chief Photographer, Wrestling, Seminary 4 years, Stage Manager, Model U.N., U of U Photography Contest Superior. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BA Advertising 1969. Cinematographer, ASC. Reed P. Smoot has worked in every aspect of photography, from stills to documentaries and commercials to feature films. He is one of the leading large format cinematographers in the world and his work in this format includes: Shackletons Antarctic Adventure, Mysteries of Egypt, The Panda Adventure, Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets and the 3-D feature Journey of Man. His documentary feature, The Great American Cowboy, won an Academy Award®. Alternate address: Reed P. Smoot, 183 East 100 South, Provo, Utah 84606 -(801) 377-4465 & (801) 377-6024. Married Julia Jan Olsen. His parents: Seth Eldridge Smoot and Lillian Gladys Hurst Smoot. His parents had ten children, including: Harlow Eldridge Smoot II, M.D. [BYH Class of 1953]; Linda Alpha May Smoot (Richard) Wheeler [BYH Class of 1958]; Diana Smoot; Reed Philip Smoot [BYH Class of 1965] (Julia Olsen); and Sandra Smoot. [The Smoots are Mayflower descendants.] Household: Reed P. Smoot, Julia O. Smoot, Alpha Smoot, Anne K. Smoot. ~ ~ ~ ~ Member: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Member: American Society of Cinematographers. @Jun2015

Sorenson, Jeffrey

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4L 3P5 CA

Jeffrey Sorenson
  • Work: 416-463-4552
  • Home: 888-416-0007 ext. 747

Class of 1965. Jeff Sorenson [not Sorensen]. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate email: ~ ~ ~ ~ Find me on Twittter as jadedobserver ~ ~ ~ ~ "Chased out of the US by LBJ and the FBI, Jeff has resided in Canada for many years. Earlier careers in teaching and software development have been subsumed in Jeff's true calling, Artist and Visionary!" @2009

Stringham, Kathleen

Kathleen Stringham

Class of 1965. Transf.

Swensen, Margaret (1965)
50 West Jersey Circle
Centerville, Utah 84014-1100 US

Margie and Dennis Lifferth
  • Work: 801-292-0622

Class of 1965. Margie Swensen. Varsity Cheerleader. Pep Club, Hi-Steppers, F.H.A., Ski Club Vice President, Chorus, Wildcat Yearbook Staff, Seminary 4 years, Junior Varsity Cheerleader, Model U.N., Seminary Secretary. BYU-Hawaii 1968. BYU BA English 1969. Married Dennis Lifferth. News: My life has been turned upside-down because of a new calling. I have been assigned to attend the Philmont Scout Meeting in New Mexico. I have six children married and many grandchildren. My husband, Dennis, is still working full time and plans retirement in another five years. He also serves as gardener, main chef on the grill, and Stake Patriarch. This decade of my life (50s) has been my favorite so far -- healthy, happy and enjoying family. All of that has come to a screeching halt since my call as first counselor in the General Primary Presidency in April. I am now on a steep learning curve. It is both a privilege and a sacrifice to serve. If my best is good enough, then I can succeed. My top ten memories of BY High include: 1. The smell of tuna sandwiches in my locker, and warm lunch hours visiting on the lawn. 2. Winning the state championship in basketball when we were in ninth grade. 3. Junior Prom and "Elsha 1776" cologne. 4. Matinee dances in the Arts Building before they built the carrells there. 5. The carrells and passing notes -- and lots of other things -- during Algebra. 6. Football games in the brand new BYU stadium. Our whole school took up a couples of rows in the stands, but we cheered loudly, and once in a while we even won the game. 7. Working on the yearbook with Reed Smoot and Mr. Garside. 8. Making cheerleading posters up on the top floor of the Education Building with Kris, Shirlee, and Colleen. 9. Friday nights at Heaps. 10. Mrs. Julia Caine, Mrs. Anna B. Hart, Mr. Grant Bendixsen, Mr. Louis Chatterley, Coach Courtney Leishman, Mrs. Idell Thurston in the office, and all the other teachers and staff whose hard work and friendly ways continue to influence me even today. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933] and Jennie Romney, married June 15, 1937. They have six children: Marilyn Swensen [BYH Class of 1956] (Ted) Hess, of Nampa, Idaho; A. John Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Lehi, Utah; Donald G. (Louise) Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Sandy; Philip R. (Dana) Swensen [BYH Class of 1962], of Hyde Park, Utah; Margaret "Margie" Swensen [BYH Class of 1965] (Dennis) Lifferth of Centerville, Utah; and Kathryn Swensen [BYH Class of 1969] (Paul) Graf of Santa Clara, Utah.

Thurston, David LeRue

Thurston, David LeRue
Herriman, Utah US

Dave + 3 Thurston

Class of 1965. David L. Thurston. Senior Class Social Chair. Football, Wrestling, Y Club, Chorus, Band, Seminary 4 years, Soph Class Secretary. BYU BS Child Development & Family Relations 1977. Dave taught Seminary for 23 years and then became an elementary school counselor in St. George. He married, and has five children. His parents: LeRue Elroy Thurston and Idell Warnock Thurston [BYH Registrar], married 1942 in Manti, Utah. Two sons, David L. Thurston [BYH Class of 1965], and Douglas Thurston [BYH Class of 1971] (dec.); and two daughters, Ann Marie Thurston Johnston (dec.) of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Kathryn Thurston Thornock [BYH Class of 1968] of Wenatchee, Washington. @2014 ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: David Thurston, December 13, 1946 ~ October 23, 2017. Dave Thurston died in his home in Herriman, Utah during the early morning of Monday, October 23, 2017, surrounded by his five children and his wife of just five months, Bette Amundsen Romano Thurston. Dave was a big man. He had a big personality, a big heart, and he made a big impact on a lot of people. He will be deeply missed. David LeRue Thurston was born on December 13, 1946 in Richfield, Utah to LeRue E. and Idell Warnock Thurston. He was the second of four siblings. After moving to Provo, Dave attended Grandview Elementary School. Dave then attended Brigham Young Junior and Senior High School, graduating in the Class of 1965. After high school, Dave served a successful mission in the Central British Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He married Colleen Danielson on June 6, 1969, served in the military in Germany, and later graduated from BYU. He also earned a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Phoenix. Dave and Colleen were the parents of five children. Dave served as an LDS Seminary teacher for 23 years, and inspired thousands of students to have faith and serve others. He always led by example. After leaving the teaching profession, Dave had a second career as a truck driver, retiring just a few months ago. Even in his new profession, "Trucker Dave" found a way to connect with others, extending a helping hand and using the counseling skills that were second-nature to him. It was Dave's privilege to be married to three wonderful women during his lifetime. Colleen Danielson Thurston-Tippetts, Pam Trude, and Bette Amundsen Romano Thurston. Dave and Bette were married on May 6, 2017 and they were able to enjoy a honeymoon in Kauai, Hawaii before Dave became ill. Dave is survived by his wife, Bette of Herriman; his sister, Kathy Thurston [BYH Class of 1968 (David) Thornock of Wenatchee, Washington; brother-in-law, Dee Johnston of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and sister-in-law, Nancy Flynn Thurston, of Kennewick, Washington; his five children and their spouses, Jill and Greg Hardman of Washington, Utah; Jeff and Veronica Thurston of Midvale, Utah; Ryan and Debbie Thurston of Farr West, Utah; Amy and Casey Twitty of Eagle Mountain, Utah; and Jon and Brittany Thurston of Syracuse, Utah; as well as two step children Kristina and Chad Romano Kirby; and Ryan and Heather Romano. Dave is also survived by 21 beloved grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dave was preceded in death by his father and mother, his sister, Ann Marie Thurston Johnston, his brother, Douglas Warnock Thurston [BYH Class of 1971], and twin infant grandsons. A viewing was held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Copper Creek 2nd Ward Building (4080 West 12600 South) in Riverton, Utah. The funeral service was held at the same address on Friday, October 27, 2017. Graveside services/interment, Riverton City Cemetery. Online condolences [Deseret News, October 25, 2017]

Thurston, Pamela
955 West 400 North
West Bountiful, Utah 84087-1916 US

Pamela and Stephen Mitchell
  • Work: (801) 292-0255
  • Cell: 801-309-6606

Class of 1965. Pamela Thurston. BYU BS Home Economics Education 1971. BYU MED Educational Leadership 2002. She married Steven L. Mitchell. Pam is currently Assistant Principal of Syracuse Junior High School. Two alternate email addresses: & Household: Pamela T. Mitchell, Steven L. Mitchell, & Rebecca Mitchell. @2009

Valgardson, Richard Paul

Valgardson, Richard Paul
1947 N Chappel Dr
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660-1318 US

Rich and Sheila Valgardson
  • Work: 801-375-7486
  • Toll Free: 801-375-8399
  • Cell: 801-420-4790

Class of 1965. Rich Valgardson. Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball, Y Club President, Chorus, Achievement Award Basketball & Baseball. BYU BS Accounting 1972. Married Sheila Wright, BYH Class of 1965, on July 5, 1972. He served as a bishop in the LDS Church. Rich passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

Family: We have five grown children:
~~Jason: Jason is 31, married to Erica and living in a new home in Pleasant Grove. They have three beautiful daughters (6,4, & 5 mo.) ...two blonds and one with black hair. Jason graduated in Construction Management and builds our homes for us.
~~Kam: Kam is 29, married to Sarianna, and living in a new home in Las Vegas, Nevada. They have a 9-month old son that looks just like him. He played football at BYU and graduated in Construction Management, is currently working for Pulte Construction in Land Acquisition.
~~Coby: Coby is 28, married to Chantille, and living in a new home in Mapleton. They have no children but are "working on it". Both just graduated from UVSC in Business Management. Chantille's parents are semi-retired but own Lakeside RV Park by Utah Lake and Coby and Chantille manage it with hopes of buying it.
~~Amanda: Amanda is 26, married to Seth Poulson, and living in a new home in Provo, while they build another one in Spanish Fork. No children so far. Seth just graduated in Accounting, but is an outdoors fanatic. In his spare time, he makes cabinetry and works for Boswell Corp. Amanda graduated from UVSC in Executive Assisting with Desktop Publishing emphasis -- she also played volleyball. Then she got her real estate license and worked in sales. We finally convinced her to come work for us and she runs our sales and is project manager.
~~Megan, 22, just finished four years of playing college basketball...two years at CEU, and two years at Montana State. She is 6'2" and was all conference and all academic. She has one more year of college to finish her degree in Health Promotion...and hasn't quite found the right guy yet. She's working for us, as well as for Coby and Chantille for the summer. She's very tired of Montana and wants to finish at the University of Utah. Rich's dad passed away 2 years ago after a two year stay in a rest home. His mom is 86 and not doing well.

Our Work: We lived in west Provo for 18 years and have lived here in east Provo for 15 years. Now that our kids are all pretty well gone, we run our construction business out of our home. We have a company called Irontown Housing Company and we build modular homes (not trailers or manufactured homes). We have a factory in Springville, but are going to need a larger one so have plans for building in Spanish Fork. Our big market this year is California and we have some million-dollar homes we are getting ready to build. It is cheaper to build them here in sections and transport them to California than build there. Rich's expertise in moving has been invaluable. Sheila is the office manager. Someday we will retire...

Play: We haven't played much. We did go on some vacations to Acapulco, Hawaii, Puerto Vallarta, and Aruba. They were great, but the last few years it's been hard to get away. Most trips have been to Las Vegas to see our grandson, or to Montana to watch ballgames.

Memories: The memories come as we run across people or places that remind us of times past. We loved getting to see the new Provo City library finished...and tried to tell our children all about the things we saw happen there, even though the grandchildren just liked the elevator. When we went to Price to see Megan play ball, we remembered being "escorted" out of town after football games down there. When Kam played at BYU, we remembered so many BY High games. Rich still has a scar on his lip from a game there. Sometimes we run into Coach Leishman who told us girls that we were bad for athletes. When I see Megan hoarse after a game, I remember cheering so loud that I didn't have a voice the next day. There were the decorations for the dances, making flowers, rubber swimming pools that leaked, hearing songs like Blue Moon, the pole in the main hall, the graffiti by Provo High, the Y burned in their football field, the assemblies in that awful College Hall auditorium, the catwalk where we kicked a hole! to hang an election banner, Anna B. Hart in the carrels, flipping ink cartridges, the burgers across the street, Sadie Hawkins dance in the gym, the guys running up and down the stairs in the elementary school and on and on. It was such a big part of our lives. @2005 ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate email: @2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ DEATH NOTICE: Richard Paul Valgardson, age 68, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at his home in Spanish Fork. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 24th, at 10:30 a.m. in the Leland LDS Ward building, 575 W 400 N, Spanish Fork. A viewing will be held prior to services from 9–10 a.m. in the same building. An additional viewing will be held Monday Evening, November 17, 2015, from 6–8 p.m at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N. University Ave. Provo. To read the obituary and to express condolences visit ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: In the early morning of November 18, 2015 our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Richard Paul Valgardson, age 68, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones after a valiant fight with complications of pancreatic cancer. As a family, we take comfort knowing that we will see him again and he is joined once more with loved ones who have gone on ahead. Richard was born on November 28, 1946, in Provo, Utah, to Paul Ephriam and Florence Davis Valgardson. The oldest of seven children, he grew up in Provo attending Wasatch Elementary, Farrer Junior High, Brigham Young High School, and Brigham Young University. While attending BY High, he excelled in all activities but stood out specifically in basketball, football, baseball, and track. He also played on many local baseball and softball teams in the valley. Richard served an LDS mission to the North British Mission. Upon his return, he accepted a football scholarship to BYU as a lineman, and graduated with a degree in accounting and a minor in business management & economics. He married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Sheila Wright. Together, they were sealed forever in the Provo Temple and blessed with five children. Richard and Sheila went on to start many different businesses together, focusing on building, construction, and house moving. Richard was a member of the LDS Church and served faithfully in all positions in which he served. He served in many capacities in the Church including bishop, high councilman, gospel doctrine teacher, and his favorite, a Primary teacher. He had a strong testimony and always had a great influence on everyone he worked with. Richard gained the most joy in being surrounded by his loving family and friends. His passion was working hard and helping others, which he demonstrated often. Hobbies included watching all sports, Dodge Chargers, and anything to do with large trucks. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Ephriam Valgardson, his mother, Florence Davis Valgardson, and his sisters, Mary McEuen and Sarah Valgardson. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Wright Valgardson, and their five children Jason (Erica) Valgardson, Kam (Sarianna) Valgardson, Coby (Beverly) Valgardson, Amanda (Seth) Poulson, and Megan (Scott) Evans. His 21 grandchildren in whom he shows the most pride and love, also survive him. Viewings will be held between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2015 at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 N. University Avenue, Provo, Utah, and Tuesday, November 24, 2015, from 9:00–10:00 a.m. prior to services at the Leland Ward, Spanish Fork West Stake Building, 575 W. 400 N., Spanish Fork, Utah. Funeral Services will follow at 10:30 am. Condolences may be offered to the family at [Provo Daily Herald, 22 Nov 2015]

Vernon, Gregory Glenn

Vernon, Gregory Glenn
Moab, Utah US

Greg and Virginia Vernon

Class of 1965. Greg Vernon. Married Virginia. Memories: Sand dunes, football games, state basketball championship, good food at Heaps, good friends, Sons of Brigham. @2005 ~ ~ ~ ~ Wynnstreet Technology Consultants, Owner. Americas Loan Channel, Owner. @2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Gregory Vernon, 1947 ~ 2014. Gregory Glenn Vernon, 67, died of natural causes at his home in Moab, Utah, on December 10, 2014. He is survived by his five children, and a stepson whom he dearly loved as his own. He was very proud of all his children and especially proud of his eight grandchildren. He spent much of his life in Colorado, where he loved the mountains and the outdoor adventures it offered. He would also divide his time with his home state of Utah. There, he spent the last part of his life enjoying the comfort and warmth of Moab — spending his time with both new friends and old. Greg attended Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah where he graduated in the Class of 1965. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from BYU and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver. With a strong entrepreneurial drive he ran many businesses throughout his life. He was a natural teacher and very knowledgeable. No matter the subject he always seemed to know quite a bit about it and he relished long discussions and debates. Greg also loved the adventure of travel. In fact, he visited or lived in every state in the United States except Hawaii. As a young man he served a mission for the LDS Church in what was then called the Alaskan Canadian Mission. And several times he made return visits to that beautiful land and more often told great stories from his experiences there. He is dearly missed by family and friends across the country. A memorial celebration was held December 16, 2014 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Evergreen Chapel, 7645 Malamute Drive, Evergreen, Colorado. He was laid to rest at Horn Cemetery in Bailey, Colorado. Condolences may be sent to the family at [Moab Times-Independent, December 17, 2014]

Whittaker, Martha A.
3587 22nd Street
Boulder, Colorado 80304-1905 US

Martha & Christopher Muller
  • Work: 303-444-5224
  • Home: (303) 444-5224

Class of 1965. Martha Whittaker. Spanish Club, Pep Club, F.H.A., Honor Society, Drama Superior State, Chorus, Wildcat Yearbook Editor, Outstanding BYH Student. ~ ~ ~ ~ Married Christopher Muller. Martha A Whittaker-Mueller: Market and Client Relations, CARL [Library] Systems, Inc., Boulder, CO, 80203, 1990. ~ ~ ~ ~ Household: Martha A Mueller, Christopher B. Mueller, Henrietta W. Mueller. @2010

Wilde, Garn M.
4549 E Hooker Hill Road
Hayden, Idaho 83835-7712 US

Garn and Wilma Wilde
  • Cell: 208-819-0130
  • Home: 208-772-7387

Class of 1965. Garn Wilde. Football, Wrestling State 4th, Track State 3rd, Y Club Vice President, Band, Seminary 4 years. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ricks College [BYUI] 1969. BYU BS Industrial Education & Teaching Certificate 1977. BYU MS Industrial Arts Education 1977. Married Wilma. Also in household: Seth T. Wilde. @2012

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