Class of 1950 H.S.

Class of 1950 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni

Adams, Don Carlos
943 North 500 East
American Fork, Utah 84003-1470 US

Carlos and Vivian Adams
  • Home: 801-763-5612

Class of 1950. D. Carlos Adams. Shop Club. PhD. ~ ~ ~ ~ Former address: 886 S. Monument Park Circle, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108-1442 @2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ Don C. Adams & Vivian M. Adams - Associated: Brittany Adams, Carlos C. Adams @2013 ~ ~ ~ ~ Company Owner: ENERGY RECOVERY TECHNOLOGY, 943 North 500 East American Fork, UT 84003 ~ ~ D. Carlos Adams, PhD, author: High Efficiency Shale Oil Recovery. Publication. Fourth quarterly report, October 1, 1992--December 31, 1992.

Allred, LaVoy Cowley

Allred, LaVoy Cowley
Salt Lake City, Utah US

LaVoy Allred

Class of 1950. Mr. Lavoy Cowley ALLRED - married ____ Cook on 8 Sep 1958 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. The marriage ended in divorce, and his wife remarried. Lavoy C. ALLRED was born 12 Jan 1932 in Deseret, Millard, Utah. His parents: Leigh Richmond Allred and Fanny Louise Cowley Allred. He died Aug 1985 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. They had one daughter and one son: Susan ALLRED was born 24 Dec 1961 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. She died 22 Jan 1981 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Their son, _____ ALLRED, is still living [2004].

Austin, Dorothy
5591 Wayman Lane
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117-7831 US

Dorothy and Gail Saltus
  • Work: (801) 278-8274

Class of 1950. French Club. Married Mr. Gail L. Saltus. Parents: Gregory E. Austin and Elida Jensen Austin, of Provo. They had two daughters and one son: Dorothy Austin [BYH Class of 1950] (Gail L.) Saltus of Salt Lake City, Utah; Claudia Austin [BYH Class of 1957] Messick (dec.); Gregory Austin, Jr. (dec.). - Dorothy and Gail Saltus have two sons and three daughters: Scott Saltus of Singapore; Gregory Paul Saltus of Kansas City (dec); Gigi Saltus Bradshaw of Salt Lake City; Suzanne Saltus Roberts of Park City; Stephanie Saltus Vogel of Boise, Idaho.

Baker, Laural
781 Onyx
Layton, Utah 84041-2301

Laural and Mont Mikkelsen
  • Work: (801) 544-5755

Class of 1950. French Club, Notre Maison. Her parents: Charles Henry Baker and Zina Roe Baker. They had five children: Hannah Baker, William Roe Baker, Thelma Baker, Charles Arnold Baker, and Laural Baker [BYH Class of 1950]. Laural married Mont L. Mikkelsen, and they are the parents of three children: LuAnn Mikkelsen, Stephen Lee Mikkelsen, and James Dee Mikkelsen.

Ballif, Ann Greta [Grethe]
66 Thaynes Canyon Drive
Park City, Utah 84060-6711 US

Grethe and Chase Peterson
  • Work: Park City: (435) 649-6494
  • Home: SLC: (801) 582-0651

Class of 1950. Ann Greta Ballif. Wildcat Yearbook, Oratory, French Club, Ski Club, Fauvines, Graduation Committee. At BYH: ANN GRETA BALLIF, Later: GRETHE BALLIF PETERSON. Born in Provo, Utah, the youngest of four children, Grethe Ballif grew up in the loving environment of an extended family, with a grandmother and other relatives living just down the street. Her parents: George Smith Ballif and Algie Eggertsen Ballif. She remembers Provo as a small university town where her father, an attorney, was able to be closely involved in her upbringing. Grethe's entire education from grade school to college took place on the Brigham Young University campus. She first attended BYU's Laboratory elementary school, then graduated from BY High School in 1950, then graduated from BYU with a Bachelor degree in History and French. She later did graduate work in Management at Radcliffe College in the Class of 1955 (Harvard's counterpart before women gained admission there). She has also done graduate work at Southern Connecticut State College, Harvard College, and the University of Utah. She married Dr. Chase N. Peterson, a medical doctor who later served as President of the University of Utah from 1983 to 1991. Grethe was instrumental in the founding of The Children’s Justice Centers (CJC) in Utah. Honorary Degree from the University of Utah, June 1991, Doctor of Humane Letters. She enjoys her children and grandchildren. As a result of being called to jury duty in a sexual abuse case, she witnessed what she thought was injustice in the courtroom; specifically the way children were treated. The courtroom environment was frightening to them since they had to face the accused. They were unprepared for what they had to do, and as a result of this and other factors, the jury had to find the father of the child not guilty. Grethe was haunted by the verdict and started consulting with all the professionals from the judge to the social workers. There was a consensus that there must be a better way. After receiving the support of the Governor's office in forming a task force to look into the issue of child abuse and the courts, a new program called the Children's Justice Centers was created. It provides a homelike setting where children who are to testify in child abuse cases are brought in and interviewed by specialists. The interviews are taped and played in the courtroom, so children do not have to confront their accusers in the court setting. The program has made a huge difference in the outcome of child abuse cases. There are now at least 14 CJCs in the state. She was surrounded by great female mentors in her family. Her mother was a community activist who served on the Provo School Board for 25 years and also served in the Utah House of Representative. Her aunt, Esther Peterson, worked as a lobbyist for the AFL-CIO long before women were accepted in the world of labor leadership, and she was later appointed as Consumer Advocate in the Kennedy, Johnson, and Carter Administrations, establishing guidelines for content in all consumer products. PUBLICATION: The Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Grethe B. Peterson (Editor). Salt Lake City: University Of Utah Press, 1997. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her brother: George Eggertson Ballif married Ruth Macdonald, married in 1950. George and Ruth had three children: Georganne Ballif Arrington (David), Philip Ballif (Cindy), and Jennifer Ballif Usher (Tim). George Ballif had three sisters: Algene Ballif Marcus, Joan Ballif (Darrell) Jensen [BYH Class of 1944], and Grethe Ballif [BYH Class of 1950] (Chase) Peterson. Alternate address: Chase and Grethe Peterson, 66 Thaynes Canyon Dr, Park City, Utah 84060-6711 - (435) 649-6494. Alternate email: @2010

Beardall, Bonnie

Beardall, Bonnie
Provo, Utah US

Bonnie and Daniel Decker

Class of 1950. Bonnie Beardall. Quill & Scroll, French Club. Married Daniel L. Decker in 1954. Her parents are Warren L. Beardall [BYH Class of 1924] and Naomi Smith Beardall of Mapleton, Utah. Warren and Naomi had two children: Bonnie Beardall Decker [BYH Class of 1950], Provo; and John Smith Beardall (Karen), Vienna, Virginia. Children of Bonnie Beardall Decker: Kenneth Decker, Renae Decker Everett, Ralph Decker, Max Decker, Eldon Decker, Keith Decker, and Lois Decker Brown. @2007 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Bonnie Beardall Decker. Practical. Brilliant. Generous beyond measure. Bonnie Beardall Decker, age 84, was all three. The daughter of a professional educator, Bonnie had a natural gift for teaching and learning. After graduating from Brigham Young High School in 1950, she attended Brigham Young University where she received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in microbiology. Her choice of studies not only landed her the man of her dreams (a handsome fellow student named Daniel Decker whom she met in the chemistry beaker lab where she blew glass), but it prepared her for the greatest work of her life — motherhood. Bonnie read bedtime stories to her seven children such as “The Adventures of Jimmy the Microbe,” and she taught them how to properly sanitize a dish. More importantly, she exemplified the virtues of patience and determination as she lovingly nurtured her children until her very last moment on this earth (December 2, 2016). Bonnie and her husband, Daniel, worked tirelessly for their family, a church they loved, and a gospel they believed in whole heartedly. They were married in the Salt Lake City temple in 1954. Forty-one years later they served a full-time LDS mission together in Seattle, Washington. Other LDS church callings that held a special place in Bonnie’s heart were cub scout den mother, Spanish microfiche extractor, and family history consultant (of the superhero variety). Bonnie was the kind of person who laughed so hard it made her cry. She was the kind of wife who loved and cared deeply for her husband of 62 years (with an eternity to come in heaven). She was the kind of sister who never stopped enjoying the comradery of her brother. She was the kind of mother who did laundry and dishes until her chapped hands bled and then used those same hands to scratch her children’s backs at night until they fell asleep. She was the kind of grandma and great-grandma who threw amazing family reunions and never forgot to send birthday cards. Bonnie is greatly mourned by her husband, Daniel; her brother, John Beardall; her seven children and their spouses: Kenneth & Mary Decker, Renae & Randy Everitt, Ralph & Tracy Decker, Max & Lisa Decker, Eldon & Kathrin Decker, Keith & Karen Decker, Lois & McKay Brown; her 47 grandchildren and their spouses; and her 26 great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held at the LDS Provo Peaks 2nd Ward church (965 North Locust Lane, Provo, Utah) Friday, December 9th, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. at the same location. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either BYU or the LDS missionary fund. Bonnie was, above all, very practical. Condolences may be sent at [Provo Daily Herald, December 6, 2016]

Beaves, Albert Wayne

Beaves, Albert Wayne
Logan, Utah

Wayne and Thelma Beaves

Class of 1950. Band, Chorus, Canadian Club. He married Thelma. Albert Wayne Beaves was born on July 2, 1932, and died May 20, 1956 in an unfortunate airplane crash. Buried: Logan City Cemetery, A_ 400_ 79_ 8. Parents: Walter Edward Beaves and Wanda Leavitt Beaves. A. Wayne Beaves is an older brother of Medra Beaves, BYH Class of 1950. Wayne is also a cousin of Ardeth Greene Kapp, BYH Class of 1949.

Beaves, Medra
3656 S. Shalamar St.
West Valley City, Utah 84128

Medra and Wayne Gregson

Class of 1950. Canadian Club. Notre Maison, Chorus. Her older brother is Albert Wayne Beaves, BYH Class of 1950. Medra married Wayne Gregson, who died in an unfortunate airplane crash on May 20, 1956, along with Medra's brother, A. Wayne Beaves. Medra is also a cousin to Ardeth Greene Kapp, BYH Class of 1949.

Berge, Charles William
9911 Countrywood Drive
Sandy, Utah 84092-3751

Bill Berge
  • Work: (801) 576-8437

Class of 1950. Senior Class Social Chair. Chorus. Berge earned bachelors and masters degrees in Geology at BYU and a Doctorate in Geology/Oceanography at the University of Wisconsin. -- 1989 - OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AT BYU GETS DIRECTOR, SPECIALIST Lynn Astle, vice president of Bonneville Scientific Inc. in Salt Lake City, has been named director of Brigham Young University's newly formed Office of Technology Transfer, according to J. Bevan Ott, associate academic vice president. ``The office has been created to help our highly creative faculty develop and protect intellectual property such as patents, software and texts,'' Ott said. Astle will join the BYU administration Jan. 1, 1990, he said. In the meantime, C. William Berge, a former executive with Phillips Petroleum Co. and currently a technology transfer specialist in the BYU Office of Research Administration, has been named Acting Director. He will serve as associate director under Astle. Berge earned bachelor's and master's degrees in geology at BYU and a doctorate in geology/oceanography at the University of Wisconsin. [Deseret News, Wednesday, October 18, 1989.] -- 1999 - GEOLOGICAL GROUP IN UTAH GETS GRANT. The Utah Geological Survey has been awarded a $130,000 grant to help produce maps that can assist Utahns in coping with hazards, environmental concerns and land-management issues. The grant is from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Association of American State Geologists. According to C. William Berge, chairman of the Utah State Mapping Advisory Committee, the program has published more than 155 geologic maps. The UGS produces "top quality, accurate, reliable maps," he added. One aspect of the project will take existing maps of the Salt Lake quadrangle and digitize them so they show faults, landslides, elevated radon levels and problem soils. Other tasks funded include making geologic maps of the regions near Provo; Dutch John, Daggett County; and the Pintura Quadrangle, Washington County, near St. George. "The maps (the UGS) will produce in this project are urgently needed for geologic hazard evaluation, environmental studies, resource studies and other pressing issues," Berge said. According to UGS spokesman Tim Madden, of 45 states submitting funding proposals for 1999, Utah received the third-highest share of $4 million available. [Deseret News, Wednesday, February 3, 1999.]

Bramall, Marie
2411 W. 4900 S.
Roy, Utah 84067-2249

Marie and Lenn Boren
  • Work: (801) 825-9355

Class of 1950. Notre Maison, Newspaper, Quill & Scroll, French Club. Married Lenn J. Boren. OBITUARY OF HER BROTHER: Wayne LeRoy Bramall, husband, father, grandpa, friend, died July 4, 2003, in Springville, Utah. Wayne was born in Springville, Utah, on November 5, 1928, to David LeRoy Bramall and Pearl Kitchen Bramall. Wayne spent his youth in Springville, graduating from Springville High School. He served in the Western Canadian Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After a faithful mission, he served in the United States Army, Counter Intelligence Corps, in Germany. On June 10, 1952, he married Grace Helen Chappell in the Salt Lake City Temple. They are the parents of eight children; the grandparents of 35 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter. Wayne was a High Priest and served faithfully in various callings and was an active member in the Grandview 17th Ward. Wayne also served two missions, with his loving wife, to the Atlanta Georgia Temple, and the Toronto Temple. Education was important to Wayne. He graduated in Industrial Arts Education from Utah State Agriculture College in Logan, Utah. He then earned his Masters Degree in Education from Brigham Young University. Wayne was a skilled craftsman, working with wood to make beautiful creations. Building not only physical homes for his family to reside, he built a legacy of integrity, hard work, honesty and service. He felt teaching was his calling and he taught at Lincoln and Lakeridge Junior Highs in Orem, Utah, for 29 years. Wayne is survived by Grace, his wife of 51 years; and his children: Carol Christofferson (Walter), Mesa, AZ; Larisa Ann Call (Bradley), Los Molinos, CA; John Wayne Bramall (Constance), Hurricane, UT; Helen Marie Marble (Gordon), West Point, UT; Jane Bramall, Provo, UT; Myrna Nifong (Arthur), Provo, UT; Laura Yeates (Christian), Orem, UT; and Charles Todd Bramall (Kathleen), Spanish Fork, UT. Wayne is also survived by three sisters: Faye Christensen, Marie Boren [BYH Class of 1950] (Lenn), and Ruth Snyder (Jan). He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson. [Provo Daily Herald, July 06, 2003.]

Bullock, Patricia
3970 Wild Meadow Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048-8247

Pat [and George] Sirrine
  • Work: (269) 345-2146

Class of 1950. Married George Keith Sirrine. OBITUARY: George Keith Sirrine, 77, of Lindon, passed away Monday, January 12, 2004 in Provo, Utah of heart failure. He was born August 9, 1926 in Mesa, Arizona to George O. and Vera T. Cluff Sirrine. He married Patricia Bullock on July 26, 1950 in the Cardston Alberta Temple. Keith, a native of Mesa, lived a life of service to his country, his faith, and his family. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and later served a full-time LDS mission. Keith shared his testimony with everyone he met, and together he and his eternal companion served two additional missions. Keith was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and his presence as family patriarch will be missed. Keith had a professional career as a Petroleum Geologist working in Jamaica, Cuba, Houston, and Calgary. Wherever Pat and Keith lived, they made many dear and lasting friendships. He is survived by his wife Pat of Lindon; five children: Georgia Lynn (Greg) Bird, Sicamous, BC; Rona Lea (Glenn) Johnston, Conroe, TX; Renee Yakiwchuk, Orem, UT; Sterling K. Sirrine, Lindon; John W. (Janine) Sirrine, Bluffdale; 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Additional survivors include his sister, Nadine (Wally) Aycock; and brothers, Gail (Nola) Sirrine and Ron (Sandra) Sirrine, all of Mesa. Keith was preceded in death by his two children: George Kimball and Danai Elizabeth Sirrine. Funeral services were held Friday, January 16, 2004 in Lindon, Utah. Interment, Mesa Cemetery. [Deseret News, Wednesday, January 14, 2004.]

Corless, Clifford

Corless, Clifford
Spanish Fork, Utah

Clifford and Cosette Corless

Class of 1950. Clifford Cordless. Football, Baseball, Basketball, Lettermen President, Chorus, Athletic Manager. BYU BA 1954. Married Cosette Jacobsen, BYH Class of 1952. His parents: Arthur Raymond Corless [1911 to 1958] and Alberta Pickup Corless [1912 to 1974]. Their children: Clifford Corless [BYH Class of 1950], Lajean Corless Stark (dec.), Merlene Corless [BYH Class of 1956], Francis Lee Corless Kieffer, and Clark Mills Corless. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Clifford Corless, September 28, 1931 ~ May 13, 2023. “An Old Cowboy Has Hung Up His Spurs” Clifford Corless was born on September 28, 1931 to Ray and Alberta Pickup Corless. He passed away peacefully at his home on May 13, 2023, with Cosette, his sweetheart of over 71 years by his side. Cliff spent his early years in the Uintah Basin with his hardworking parents and two loving sisters. Later, another sister and brother would join their family. Cliff’s family left the Uintah Basin for Provo, but around 1944 his family moved to Idaho for a short time so his Father could pursue work there. When Cliff was in the 9th grade, he returned to Provo to live with his Grandparents for better educational opportunities. This move would change the course of his life, for it was at B.Y. High that he met and fell in love with his sweetheart, Cosette Jacobson. Together they shared a High School story book romance, and were married and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on August 15, 1951. Clifford graduated from BYH in the Class of 1950. While in school, Cliff excelled in athletics, a passion which followed him throughout his life. As a young boy Cliff loved horses, and would do a days work in exchange for a day to ride a neighbor’s horse. This love never waned, and you would often find Cliff at his pasture on Columbia Lane in Provo, or riding horses at Cosette’s father’s ranch in Woodland Utah, or later training cutting horses from the arena in his own backyard in Salem. Cliff was a skilled horseman, trainer, and to his very core, a cowboy. Cliff was a hard worker and enjoyed many years working in the road construction industry. He took great pride in his work constructing the approaches and supports to the Dirty Devil and Colorado River Bridges, as well as Project Inspector over Billy’s Mountain and Jordanelle projects. He also worked on many different roads and freeways throughout the State of Utah. Cliff never had a desire to travel, because he said, “Why would I go anywhere? I have everything I need right here”, as he gazed upon the Utah Mountains he called home. Cliff and Cosy were blessed with 5 children, 20 grandchildren, and 40 great grandchildren. Cliff could be a rough cowboy at times, but he always excelled as a Grandpa. He loved having the Grandkids and Great-Grandkids gather around him. All who knew him as Grandpa, loved Grandpa Cliff. Above all, Cliff loved Cosette, and we are so happy that he went first and didn’t have to be alone on earth without her. She was his world, his everything. She helped soften out the rough edges. Cliff is survived by his loving wife Cosette, along with his daughter-in-law Leslie Corless (Steven Ray-deceased), Christine Bliss (Randy), Mike Corless (Jan-deceased), Dean Corless (Elaine), and Sue Measom (Ty). He is also survived by his sisters Merlene Reeder and Fran Keiffer. He was preceded in death by his son Steven Ray, and Grandson Kelly, along with his sister LaJean Stark, and brother Clark Corless. Family and friends gathered to celebrate Cliff’s life on Wednesday May 17, 2023, from 6 pm - 8 pm at Walker Funeral Home, 187 South Main Street, Spanish Fork Utah 84660. Funeral services were held on Thursday May 18, at 11 am, at the Salem 10th ward chapel, 160 South 460 West, Salem Utah 84653, with a viewing prior to services that morning from 9:45-10:45am. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Source

Day, Ruth Shirleen

Day, Ruth Shirleen
St. George, Utah US

Shirleen and Lou Gappmayer

Class of 1950. Ruth Shirleen "Shirleen" Day. Fauvines, Notre Maison. She married Louis Gappmayer. Her parents: Cecil Day and Luetta Petersen Day, married July 23, 1924 in Manti, Utah. Their children included one son and two daughters: Hal Day, Orem; Betty Day Hale, Elizabeth, Colorado; and Shirleen Day [BYH Class of 1950](Louis) Gappmayer. @1991 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Ruth Shirleen Day Gappmayer, 81, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014. She was born September 3, 1932 in Ephraim, Utah to Cecil Day and Luetta Peterson Day. She married Louis Bartl Gappmayer on June 18, 1952 in the Salt Lake City Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years who passed on December 18, 2013. The end of their brief separation is a welcome blessing. Shirleen spent her childhood in Kenilworth, Utah and moved with her family to Provo, Utah when she was in the sixth grade. She was a graduate of Brigham Young University High School in Provo, Utah, a member of the Class of 1950. Shirleen and Lou spent the first third of their married life in Fremont, California. There Shirleen became a licensed foster mother and welcomed over 100 babies into her home and heart. In 1971 they moved to Bozeman, where they spent the second third of their married life and Shirleen became known for her organizational skills; served in several Relief Society presidencies; and worked for many of these years as the office manager for medical practices in Bozeman. Lou and Shirleen retired to St. George in 1995, four years after a devastating automobile accident left Shirleen with multiple injuries. She was cared for by her loving and devoted husband for the past 22 years. Shirleen is survived by her brother, Hal Day of Orem, Utah and her sister, Betty Day Hale of Johnson, Kansas. Lou and Shirleen have four living children: Linda Gappmayer Reed of Bakersfield, California; Mark Samuel Gappmayer of Peoria, Illinois; Paul Cecil Gappmayer of Bakersfield, California; and Charles Roy Gappmayer of Bozeman, Montana. Her posterity also includes 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah on Saturday, March 22, at 10 a.m. There will be a viewing at Spilsbury Mortuary on Saturday morning from 9 to 9:45 a.m. The family wishes to express deep gratitude to the staff of Dixie Hospice and Seasons Health and Rehabilitation for outstanding care and kindness. Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Shirleen's guestbook at [Bozeman Daily Chronicle, March 20 to March 21, 2014]

Dennis, Arthur E.
721 E Lavender Way
Azusa, CA 91702 US

Arthur Dennis

Class of 1950. Photography Club. ~ ~ ~ ~ Arthur Eldon Dennis was born in 1931. Dennis retired from working for the City of Thousand Oaks, California, in 2001. @2012

Dickie, Mary Lou

Mary Lou Bell

Class of 1950. Canadian. Chorus. Married _____ Bell.

Dixon, Fred Chipman (1950)

Dixon, Fred Chipman (1950)
Kennewick, Washington US

Fred and Pat Dixon

Class of 1950. Fred C. Dixon. Student Body Vice President. Tennis, Chorus, Photography Club, Letterman. Son of BYU athletic great Fred "Buck" Dixon. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Fred Chipman Dixon, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, returned to his Father in Heaven on November 19, 2009 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was at home supported by his family and loved ones. Fred was born June 15, 1932 to Helen Chipman Dixon and Fred Walter (Buck) Dixon in Provo, Utah. He graduated from BYU High School in 1950, and attended Brigham Young University. While in college he was called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in France and Belgium, and then returned to BYU to complete his studies for a BA and MA in Fine Arts and Theater, completing his Masters thesis on the subject of actress Julie Harris while he lived and worked in New York City. He served in the United States Army during 1957 and 1958. Fred arrived in the Tri-Cities in 1962 after accepting a position in speech and drama at Columbia Basin College. Fred met his wife Pat in 1963 when they were cast opposite each other in RLOC's "The Music Man." The romance blossomed on stage as well as in real life and they were married in 1964, and he became the leading man and father of four lovely daughters, Michelle, Cynthia, Lisa and Julie. He loved spending time with his family and he cherished his time with his grandchildren. Fred loved the energy and excitement of New York and returned yearly to Broadway to see the latest shows and attend classes at the prestigious H.B. Studio. He performed in Summer Stock on the east and west coasts as well as off-Broadway in New York. He appeared briefly in the soap opera "Love of Life". During his lifetime he directed 75 plays and appeared in over 125 plays, ranging from Shakespeare to musical comedy, dramas, and light comedies. Some of his favorite roles included: "The Man Who Came to Dinner", "The Fantastiks", "The Price", "The Crucible", "All My Sons", "Glass Menagerie", "Mornings at Seven", "Company", "The Cocktail Hour", and whatever play he was currently working on. You could always find a script in his hand and a song in his heart. Fred loved being on stage and shared the joy of performing with his fellow actors at Players, RLOC, and CBC. During his career he inspired a lot of young actors and brought immense pleasure to audiences as director or player. Fred and Pat recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary, but they had a lifetime of honeymoons, exploring Europe, the beaches of Hawaii, East Hampton, Mexico, and cruised the Caribbean and the Panama Canal with friends. One of their most memorable trips was in 2007 when Fred was nominated as "Broadway's Biggest Fan". He won a trip to New York where he and Pat sat onstage in Times Square watching the performances of the current Broadway shows. It was a thrill of a lifetime. Fred was preceded in death by his grandson Cameron Merrill. He is survived by his wife, Pat; sister Mary Lou Taylor; brothers Richard & Judy Dixon, David & Pat Dixon; his children Michelle & Matthew Gregg, Cynthia & Carey Sawada, Lisa Merrill, and Julie & Jim Garner. Grandchildren Sarah & Andrew Haggard, Sam & Danielle Gregg, Katie & Cody Lunderman, Brenton & Amanda Gibbs, Kristin & Andre Martinez, Eliana Merrill, Aaron & Callie Merrill, Kristina, Brooke & Tanner Merrill, Jimmy, Amanda, Jacob & Jordan Garner; great-grandchildren Hunter, Isabella, Cooper, Jaedyn, Allen, Andie, Emma & Paisley. Fred will be loved and remembered for his example of a life well lived. He was a dedicated member of the Edison Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was currently serving on the Stake Public Relations Committee. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, November 28, 2009, at 11:00 am, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 515 S. Union, Kennewick, Washington. Family will be greeting friends from 10:00am until 10:45am. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice at The Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99336 or The American Cancer Society, 7325 W. Deschutes Ave Suite A, Kennewick, WA 99336. The family invites you to sign their online guestbook at [Provo Daily Herald, November 25, 2009.]

Dowdell, Boyd

Boyd Dowdell

Class of 1950. Football, Basketball, Tennis.

Earl, Mauree
184 S 165 W
Orem, Utah 84058-3043

Mauree Christensen
  • Work: (801) 235-1900

Class of 1950. Mauree Earl. Cheerleader. Chorus, Ski Club. Married ________ Christensen. Her parents: Frank J. Earl and Naoma Rich Earl of Provo. They had the following children: Mauree Earl Christensen [BYH Class of 1950], Karen Earl Rowan, James L. Earl [BYH Class of 1955], Charles H. Earl (dec), daughter-in-law, Mrs. Charles (Renee T.) Earl). Property owner Mauree Christensen named by City Council as a member of the North University Avenue Design Review Committee (1990). Five plus years in Church calling as the Utah Valley Single Adult Conference co-chairwoman (1990).

Eckles, Frank W.
275 Palm Ave
Jupiter, Florida 33477-5992

Frank Eckles
  • Work: (561) 743-9881

Class of 1950. Football, Baseball, Lettermen, Ski Club President, French Club. Former address: Woodland Hills Chiropractic Office, 6016 Fallbrook Ave., Woodland Hills, California 91364 --@2001

Eggertsen, Max A. [Eggertson,]

Eggertsen, Max A. [Eggertson,]
Provo, Utah US

Max and Pat Eggertsen

Class of 1950. Max A. "Mick" Eggertsen. Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Chorus. Maxi-Mart Texaco No. 3, 305 S. University Ave., Provo, owned by Max A. Eggertsen. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Max Armand Eggertsen, age 77, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, January 23, 2009. Our husband, father and grandfather knew his time was short and made time to write his own obituary. This is what he wanted to share with all of us: "I was born on a cold winter morning on January 14, 1932 in Provo, Utah to good, caring parents, Armand D. and Bee Halladay Eggertsen. I attended schools in Provo: Timpanogos and Franklin for my grade school education. I remember I always had good teachers who cared about me. I attended Dixon Jr. High and then when a sophomore attended Provo High. The coaches told me I was too little to play sports and to come out again my junior year. I didn't wait till next year and transferred to B.Y. High School. This proved to be a great decision for me as I received a good education and many advantages for athletics and other school activities. B.Y. High School prepared me for college and other needed development that gave me more opportunities in my life. I graduated from high school in 1950. Then I entered Brigham Young University where I played baseball for four years. In August of 1953, I made one of my best decisions ever when I married Patricia Ferrell who has been a rock for our family and my lifelong love and partner. I graduated from BYU with a BA degree in business administration and was immediately drafted into the US Army. I must admit, I was a little lucky as the military was great for Pat and I. I was stationed in Orleone, just a short drive from Paris. We lived in our own apartment where Pat had a good job and I worked at Maison Fort in an engineering group. I played basketball in the winter and baseball all summer long, with a little work. We had the good fortune to travel all around Europe but we came home broke and with no jobs. In early 1957, I went to work for Conoco Oil Co. in Salt Lake City as a sales representative. While living in SLC we were married for time and all eternity and had our children sealed to us in the Salt Lake Temple. I have enjoyed my service in the wards we have lived in, especially coaching most of the youth teams and teaching youth classes. I worked in SLC, Provo, and then Houston, Texas as a division manager. In 1968, Pat and I decided we wanted to raise our children in Provo and I quit my job and started my own business in the petroleum industry. This turned out to be a good move for our family. The business became quite successful and provided us a good living. We sold the business in 1998 but I really never retired as we kept many properties to be managed. With a great family, great friends and many opportunities, I really have lived a wonderful life. I didn't know why I was chosen to live the life I have but I am grateful for every day. I am survived by my wife Patricia; our children, Erin (Dr. David) Boorman, Alayne (Tim) Mahoney, Teresa (Thomas) Cooke and Lee A. (Anne) Eggertsen; 6 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and sister Larita Juber. I was preceded in death by one sister, Peggy Crandall Broadhead." Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ward Chapel, 3535 North 180 East. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 at the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 East Center, Provo and at the Ward Chapel on Wednesday from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Hills, 4800 North 650 East, Provo. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Utah County, 1060 East 150 North, Provo, Utah 84606. Condolences may be sent to [Provo Daily Herald, Sunday, January 25, 2009.]

Elder, Quintin J.
1215 Camelot Drive
Provo, Utah 84601-1454

Quintin Elder
  • Work: (801) 373-1234

Class of 1950. Football, Track, Debate, Chorus. [Name is Quintin, not Quentin.]

Farrer, Gail D.

Farrer, Gail D.
15011 Punta Rassa Rd, Apt 404
Fort Myers, Florida 33908-2738 US

Gail and John Christensen
  • Home: (239) 466-5207

Class of 1950. Gail D. Farrer. Chorus, Photography Club. Gail: BYU BS Elementary Education 1953. Married John Bert Christensen [BYH Class of 1945], son of Archie Bert Christensen and Sarah (Sadie) Curtis. John: BYU BA Molecular Biology 1954. @2010

Ferguson, Roger Nephi

Ferguson, Roger Nephi
Scottsdale, Arizona US

Roger and Sybil Ferguson

Class of 1950. Roger Ferguson. Married Sybil Clarke, daughter of BYH Principal A. John Clarke. ~ ~ ~ ~ On January 17, 1972, Four Star, Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the State of Idaho. All of the stock of Four Star was owned by Roger and Sybil Ferguson and two other shareholders. On March 10, 1972, Roger and Sybil Ferguson purchased all of the stock of Four Star owned by the two other shareholders. In March 1975, the corporate name of Four Star was changed to Diet Center, Inc. (Diet Center). From 1975 to March 31, 1985, Roger Ferguson, Sybil Ferguson, and their son, Michael Ferguson, were president, secretary/treasurer, and executive vice-president of Diet Center, respectively, and those individuals constituted the Board of Directors of Diet Center. American Health Companies, Inc. (AHC), was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on March 8, 1983. On or about April 1, 1985, AHC acquired, through a series of corporate transactions, Diet Center, which, theretofore, had been wholly owned by petitioners Roger and Sybil Ferguson and their five children, including petitioner Michael Ferguson. AHC, through franchises operating under the name of Diet Center, provided weight loss and diet counseling services and marketed a variety of vitamins, minerals, and food products. Operate the Roger and Sybil Ferguson Charitable Foundation. Book: THE DIET CENTER COOKBOOK by Sybil Ferguson, Copyright 1986 by Diet Center, Inc.; published by Simon and Schuster, New York. With color photographs by Simon Metz. ISBN# 0671604457. ----- After Sybil Ferguson lost 56 pounds, her neighbors wanted to learn her secrets. A support group began to meet each morning to discuss their weight-loss experiences and to encourage one another. Sybil latched onto this successful support-group idea and franchised it throughout the United States and Canada. The Diet Center, with over $45 million in annual revenues, made a personal dream to lose weight an international weight-loss program. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Roger Nephi Ferguson, born September 6, 1932, returned home to his Father in Heaven on April 7, 2012. He died of asbestosis, peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born to Byron and Fawn Ferguson in Santa Monica, California. He was the second of seven children. His family moved to Provo, Utah, where in 1950 he graduated from Brigham Young High School and attended Brigham Young University. When he was 19, he married his childhood sweetheart and the love of his life, Sybil Rae Clarke, on July 10, 1952, in the Manti Utah LDS Temple. They were married 60 years this July. His wife and five children were the most important achievements of his life. Roger enjoyed the outdoors; he loved golfing, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends. Roger was always busy and enjoyed people and sharing what he had. He loved his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was involved in all of their lives and tried to help each one as he felt they needed. Education was important to him. He set up an education fund for his posterity and a scholarship education endowment fund for others. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he devoted much of his time and talents serving others. Roger was a true entrepreneur. Together with his wife, he developed Diet Center International, where they had over 2,600 franchises. He owned farms, ranches, a fish hatchery, an ice plant, a pharmaceutical laboratory and a print shop. He had many real estate holdings and development companies. He had many accomplishments including being the youngest president of the Utah Asbestos Installation Union, receiving the Rexburg Area Chamber of Commerce's Lifetime Achievement award, receiving the Farmers Merchant Banquet's Farmer of the Year award, being named Who's Who in America Business, being named Who's Who in the West, being inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame, being on the Board of Directors of American Health Company, 7 hole-in-ones, and being president of Diet Center International, Inc. Diet Center Inc. was listed at number 13 in the top 100 Franchises in America by the International Franchise Association. Roger was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Gayla Ferguson and Julie Hamling. He is survived by his wife, Sybil; children, Debra (David) Preece, Michael (VaLene) Ferguson, Wade (Lanell) Ferguson, Lois (Jeff) Webb, Rissa (Eric) Koenig; 28 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 14, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Larkspur Ward building, 9565 East Larkspur Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260. A "Celebration of Life" gathering will be held April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the same address. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Arizona in Roger's name, at 19820 N. 7th Avenue, Suite 130, Phoenix, Arizona, 85027. Arrangements by Bunker's Garden Chapel, Mesa, Arizona. [Rexburg Idaho Standard Journal, April 12, 2012]

Gammon, Lela Ruth

Gammon, Lela Ruth
Raton, New Mexico

Ruth and Jack Smith

Class of 1950. Fauvines, Yld Cat Staff, Notre Maison. Ruth Gammon Smith, 60, passed away Monday, January 18, 1993, at her home at her home in Raton, New Mexico. Ruth was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was born February 7, 1932, Vineyard, Utah, a daughter of Leland John Gammon and Lola Beatrice Willet. In 1950 she graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo and attended Brigham Young University. She married Jerome L. Cowley, later divorced. She married Jack Z. Smith, July 24, 1980. Ruth's greatest possession was her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has faithfully served in every auxiliary of the church. She was a member of the Raton Branch, where she served as a stake missionary at the time of death. She also served as Relief Society President, Primary teacher, and librarian in the Raton Branch. Ruth was blessed to have lived in many areas of the U.S. and in Puerto Rico. She loved to travel and make new friends. Surviving are her husband, Jack; children, Jeri Smith and husband Bryan, Bountiful; Spencer Cowley, Evanston, Wyo.; Janice Mixer and husband, Andy, Payson. Her four grandchildren, Emily, Matt, Stan and Chris were the joy of her life. They had many fun adventures with Grandma Ruth. Also survived by three brothers and two sisters, Russell Gammon, Othello, Wash.; Wayne Gammon, Roy; Richard Gammon, Las Vegas, Nev.; Gayle Mahoney, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Naomi Bird, Provo. Preceded in death by a son, Stuart and a granddaughter, Krista. Services were held Thursday, January 28, 1993, in Raton, New Mexico. Graveside services were held Friday, January 29th, at the Provo City Cemetery. [Published in the Deseret News, Wednesday, January 27, 1993.]

Gilchrist, Don [Gerald Don]

Gilchrist, Don [Gerald Don]
Monroe, Utah

Don Gilchrist

Class of 1950. Football, Lettermen, French Club. His Parents: John Cameron Gilchrist and Veda Ethel Brown Gilchrist of Utah Valley (both deceased). Children, three sons and two daughters: Gerald Don Gilchrist [BYH Class of 1950]; Dale C. Gilchrist (Springdale Utah) married Anne; Glen J. Gilchrist [BYH Class of 1960] (Hurricane, Utah) married Patty; V. Jane Gilchrist Blankenstein (West Jordan, Utah); and Linda Gilchrist [BYH Class of 1966] (Gilbert, Arizona).~ ~ ~ ~ DEATH NOTICE: Don Gerald Gilchrist was born on July 12, 1932. He grew up in Provo, Utah, and graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1950. He lived in Lubbock, Texas. Don died on January 2, 2001, at the age of 68, in Monroe, Sevier County, Utah.

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