Class of 1950 H.S.

Class of 1950 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni

Morrill, Marilyn
3618 N. Little Rock Drive
Provo, Utah 84604-5261

Marilyn and Richard Hatfield
  • Work: (801) 224-3159, (801) 225-1579

Class of 1950. Thespians, Notre Maison, Chorus, Debate, Photography Club. BYU BA Elementary Education 1955. Married Richard Hatfield.

Moulton, Albert Page

Moulton, Albert Page
Kimberly, Idaho US

Albert and Elaine Moulton

Class of 1949, Class of 1950. Albert P. Moulton. [He is listed as a senior in both 1949 & 1950 BYH yearbooks.] Band. BYU BS Agronomy & Horticulture 1961. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Twin Falls, Idaho — Albert Page Moulton, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away quietly on November 14, 2006. Bert was born December 8, 1932, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Albert T. and Iva E. Moulton. He was raised in Victor, Idaho, and his family would later move to Provo, Utah, where he graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1950. He served in the U.S. Navy as a medical corpsman during the Korean War and returned to serve in the North Central States Mission as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married his sweetheart, Elaine Ross Moulton on February 7, 1958, in the Idaho Falls Temple. Bert graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in agronomy and horticulture. He dedicated his professional career to the agriculture industry and years of service with Del Monte Corporation, Potato Growers of Idaho and Idaho Potato Commission. He was an active member of the LDS Church and held many positions during his time on earth. His joys in this life included his family, traveling, reading and woodwork, and his involvement in Church and community will be remembered by many. Bert is survived by his wife, Elaine; sons, Kim (Pam) Moulton of Sandy, Utah, Bryan (Cindy) Moulton of Gilbert, Arizona, daughter, Pam (Perry) Krieger of Kimberly, Idaho; and 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Beth Brinton of Twin Falls, Idaho. He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 20, 2006, at the Kimberly LDS Stake Center, 3850 N. 3500 E. in Kimberly, Idaho, with viewing one hour before the service. [Twin Falls Times-News, November 17, 2006]

Mower, Gloria

Mower, Gloria
Holladay, Utah US

Gloria and Bob Ritchie

Class of 1950. Chorus, Opera, Fauvines, Notre Maison. BYU BA 1954. Her sister, Colleen Mower Swensen, BYH Class of 1947. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Gloria Ritchie, age 65, died on October 19, 1997, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born February 8, 1932, in Provo, Utah, to Irene S. and Harold J. Mower. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1950. She married Robert T. Ritchie, June 8, 1952. Gloria enjoyed retail sales an working with women's fashions. She developed many good friends through her work. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed playing bridge, the theater and arts, needlepoint, travel, cooking, gardening, and spending time with friends. She loved and was truly devoted to her grandchildren, and was most happy spending time with her family. Gloria was preceded in death by her father, Harold J. Mower; niece, Kristin Knudsen, both of Provo, Utah. She is survived by her husband, Bob of Salt Lake City, Utah; mother, Irene Mower of Provo, Utah; two daughters: Glorainne Dankberg; and her husband, Bruce, and Robyn Hadley, both of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren: Ryan, and Corbin Hadley, and Julia Dankberg; sister, Colleen Knudsen, BYH Class of 1947, and her husband, Lynn R. Knudsen, of Provo, Utah; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Virginia and Paul Oldroyd of Orem, Utah; nieces and nephews: Kim and Scott Hunter of Salt Lake City, Utah, and their children: Madison and Taylor; Brent and Kathryn Knudsen of Los Gatos, California, and their children: Andrea, Webb, and Paige; Jeffrey Oldroyd of Orem, Utah; Ann and Todd Whitaker of Orem, Utah, and their children: Danielle, Chase, and Megan, and Linda and Tadd Ellsworth of Denver, Colorado; and their daughter, Yardley. Gloria was also very fortunate to have the dear and loyal friendships of Ruth Stott of Newport Beach, California, Lila Bunker of South Jordan, Utah, Lee Smith of San Francisco, California, and Louella Cannon of Salt Lake City, Utah. Gloria will be remembered for her kind heart, warm personality, quick wit, unconditional generosity. Graveside services were held Tuesday, October 21, 1997, at Mountain View Memorial Estates Mortuary. [Provo Daily Herald, October 21, 1997.] ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF HER HUSBAND: Robert Terry (Bob) Ritchie, age 76, died peacefully with his family on October 21, 1999, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born on August 21, 1923, in Tooele, Utah to Laura Walker and Charles Parker Ritchie. His family later moved to Provo, where he grew up and attended school. He was actively involved in a multitude of sports at Provo High. In 1942, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy and courageously served during World War II until 1946. During his tour of duty, he was assigned to the U.S.S. Yorktown, which suffered many perilous attacks during his service. After returning from the Pacific, Bob worked for the Union Pacific and Geneva Steel, at which time he married Gloria Mower, on June 8, 1952 in Evanston, Wyoming. She graduated from BY High in 1950, and from BYU in 1954. In 1952, Bob Ritchie took employment with Mountain Bell, where he pursued his life-long career as Cable Splicing Supervisor. In his thirty-two years there, he formed many friendships that he valued throughout his lifetime. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Mower Ritchie; mother and father, Laura Walker and Charles Parker Ritchie; brothers, Charles Payne and Sanford Walker Ritchie; sisters, Dorothy Simmons, and Ruth Schiede. He is survived by daughters, Glorianne (Bruce) Dankberg, and Robyn Hadley, both of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Ryan and Corbin Hadley, and Julia Dankberg; sister, Virginia (Paul) Oldroyd; brother-in-law, Lynn (Carol) Knudsen; nieces, Ann (Todd) Whittaker, Linda (Tadd) Ellsworth, Becky (Jaxon) Shiner, Laura (Randy) Nelson, Terry Lee Schiede, and Kim (Scott) Hunter; nephews, Jeffery (Serena) Oldroyd, Michael Schiede, and Brent (Kathryn) Knudsen; and his dog, Scout, beloved and constant companion for the last two years. Bob was also fortunate to have the life-long friendships of Jim and Mary Lynn Liddiard, and Bette and Jim Cornwell, and several good "coffee buddies." Bob will be remembered for his kind and gentle nature, and his unfaltering willingness to lend a helping hand. He was a man of honesty and integrity, and will be sorely missed by those lucky enough to have known him. Memorial Services were held Monday, October 25, 1999 at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 E. 7800 S. with military graveside services following. [Deseret News, Saturday, October 23, 1999]

Norton, Marilyn

Norton, Marilyn
Lovell, Wyoming

Marilyn and Thales Haskell

Class of 1950. Marilyn Norton. Wildcat Yearbook Editor, Thespians, Chorus, Soph Class Social Chair, Fauvines, Ski Club, Shorthand Club, Type Team, Graduation Committee. Married Thales Albert Haskell. Her twin sister, Marion Norton, is also a member of the Class of 1950. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Marilyn Norton Haskell (March 13, 1932 - June 8, 2018) Marilyn Norton Haskell, 86, returned to her heavenly home on June 8, 2018, after a battle with cancer. She was born along with her twin sister Marion on March 12, 1932, in Magrath, Alberta, Canada to the late Thomas and Flora Norton. The Norton family farmed outside of Magrath before moving to Vancouver, British Columbia, and then later settled in the United States in Provo, Utah. Marilyn graduated high school from Brigham Young High in the Class of 1950, then continued her education at Brigham Young University. It was there that she met and married her best friend, Thales Albert Haskell, on May 13, 1954, in the Salt Lake LDS temple. After being married, Thales and Marilyn spent nine months living in Los Angeles, California while Thales attended mortuary school. The two then resided in Lovell, Wyoming for the remainder of her life, working hand in hand running Haskell Furniture Company. Marilyn’s decorating ideas and attention to detail can be seen through many homes in the Big Horn Basin. Marilyn was community-minded and always looking for a way to make things better. She would see a need, share her vision and plans, coordinate efforts and see those plans come to action. That was never more evident than her involvement in the many improvement projects seen throughout the town of Lovell. Marilyn is survived by her husband Thales; daughter Valerie (Tracy) Beal; sons Brad (Tracey), Bart (Tawnya) and Mike (Stacy); brother Al Norton; sister Jayne Norton; 12 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Keith Norton; and sisters Marion MacLeod and Helen Thomas. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Lovell LDS Stake Center, with interment to follow at the Lovell Cemetery. Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell is in charge of arrangements. [Source: Powell Tribune, Tuesday, June 12, 2018].

Norton, Marion

Norton, Marion

Marion Norton

Class of 1950. Cheerleader, Wildcat Yearbook, Junior Class Secretary, Junior Prom Committee, Fauvines, Thespians, Chorus, Ski Club. Her twin sister, Marilyn, is also a member of the BYH Class of 1950.

Oaks, Dallin H.
c/o LDS Church
50 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 US

Dallin and Kristin Oaks
  • Work: (801) 240-1000

Class of 1950. Dallin H. Oaks. Senior Class President. Member of the 1949 BYH basketball team. Football, Track, Lettermen Club, Band, French Club, Newspaper, Graduation Committee. Elder Dallin H. Oaks has served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since May 1984. He is a native of Provo, Utah, born August 12, 1932. He began working for pay only three or four years after his father died in 1940, to help his widowed mother. The death of Dr. Lloyd Oaks of tuberculosis left his young widow Stella with three children: Dallin, eight at the time, and the oldest; Merrill, now a Provo, Utah, ophthalmologist; and Evelyn, now Mrs. H. Ross Hammond, of Salt Lake City. “I was blessed with an extraordinary mother,” Elder Oaks recalls. “She surely was one of the many noble women who have lived in the latter days.” Before her death in 1980, Stella Oaks was known as a force for good in Provo, in both Church and civic service. “She gave me a great deal of responsibility and freedom. She encouraged me to have a job,” Elder Oaks explains. From the time he first worked for pay, “at eleven or twelve,” he has been continuously employed. His first job was sweeping out a radio repair shop. He had to learn to test the radio tubes he found on the floor, to find out which were good, and that led to an interest in radio. He threw himself into study with characteristic intensity. Before he was sixteen, he had obtained a first-class radiotelephone license, which allowed him to operate a commercial radio station transmitter, and found a job in radio. Station managers liked to hire a “combination man” -- an engineer who could double as an announcer. Before long he was working regularly as an announcer. It was while he was announcing high school basketball games as a college freshman that his wife first met him. June Dixon was still attending high school in nearby Spanish Fork when someone introduced her to him at a game. They were married on 24 June 1952, while both were attending BYU. It was the height of the Korean War, and he was in the Utah National Guard, expecting his unit to be called to active duty at any time. But while other, closely related units went, his was never activated. At that time, a limited number of young men were being called on missions because of the war, and Oaks was not among them. He and his wife June were married in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of six children, twenty-four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She died July 21, 1998. On August 25, 2000 he married Kristen M. McMain in the Salt Lake Temple. Elder Oaks is a graduate of Brigham Young High School (1949), Brigham Young University (accounting, 1954), and The University of Chicago Law School (1957). As a young lawyer, he served for a year as a law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court. He practiced law for three years with a large law firm in Chicago and taught law for ten years as a professor at The University of Chicago Law School. He was also executive director of the American Bar Foundation, a large professional research organization, for the last year of his residence in Chicago. Dallin H. Oaks served as president of Brigham Young University from 1971 to 1980, and a justice of the Utah Supreme Court from 1980 until his resignation in 1984 to accept his calling to the apostleship. His prior Church callings have included service for eight and a half years as a member of a stake presidency in Chicago and six and a half years as a Regional Representative in Utah. He has been an officer or member of the board of many business, educational, and charitable organizations, including five years as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and eight years as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Polynesian Cultural Center. He is the author or co-author of ten books and over one hundred articles on religious and legal subjects. Alternate address: 1813 Yale Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108 ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS MOTHER: Stella Harris Oaks was born in Provo on July 27, 1906, and died in Salt Lake City on Jan. 8, 1980. She served two terms on the Provo City Council and was acting mayor for a short time. She was often referred to as "Provo City's Mother." She founded the Family Life Conference at BYU and headed up the Provo School District Adult Education program for 24 years. She raised three children as a young widow, including Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church.

Oaks, Janet

Oaks, Janet
Springville, Utah US

Janet and Rell Francis

Class of 1950. Janet Oaks. Senior Class Secretary. Notre Maison, Quill & Scroll, Thespian, Y'ld Cat Staff. Married Rell G. Francis of Springville, Utah. They have three children: Sean, Lewis and Dana. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Janet Oaks Francis, 1932-2015. Fear no more the heat o’ the sun Nor the furious winter’s rages; Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages. Following a long, courageous battle with a multitude of ailments, Janet Oaks Francis passed away on June 12, 2015, at the Holladay, Utah Health Care Center. She was 82. Born in Provo on October 9, 1932 to Dr. Lewis Weston Oaks and Jessie Nelson Oaks, Jan was the youngest of four. After a happy childhood, with summers at a cabin up the canyon and trips to the wilds of Vernal, Janet graduated from BYU High School in the Class of 1950. There she served as Senior Class Secretary, worked on the “Y’ld Cat” student paper, and was active in the French society “Notre Maison,” the Quill and Scroll literary club, and the school’s Thespian group. She then attended Brigham Young University, taking a degree in Elementary Education and focusing on English, French, and Children’s Literature. (In her career as a library cataloguer, she made this last field her special expertise.) Janet graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts — and having met a bachelor artist! This was Rell Gardner Francis, a painter, sculptor, and photographer from Lake Shore, Utah — whom she married on July 18, 1958, in the Logan LDS Temple. Three years later, now in Springville, Janet gave birth to Rell Sean; in 1963 came Lewis McKay and then a daughter, Dana, in 1968. Beginning in 1967, Janet worked part-time and then full-time as a card cataloger for BYU’s Harold B. Lee Library. She was admired and beloved there, happily ensconced in her carrel amid towers of books requiring her care. Upon retirement in 2001, ”JOF” was celebrated at a University event, with the late Welsh poet Leslie Norris, whose work and person she deeply loved, providing an eloquent appreciation. At home she cooked superbly and abundantly; laundered, gardened and helped with homework. She also supported her husband in his quixotic quests, enabling Rell to bring important creative and scholarly projects to fruition. She was perhaps happiest in her sewing room, making clothes or mending what needed mending. When not working with her hands and plying the Singer’s [sewing machine] pedal, she was reading. Few people since Gutenberg introduced moveable type can have read as much! Her favorites were mystery novels — and she spoke of writing her own one day. All who knew her wish she had; but then all who knew her have more than enough to remember her by. She also took special delight in travel; highlights included a post-college stay in Hawaii, and a post-retirement return to the islands. Her endless curiosity about and interest in life inspired. She could not not move — tap her foot, sway to the swing — when hearing great music. She laughed with infectious zest and gusto — especially when Carol Burnett was on TV! In her last decades Janet keenly enjoyed experiencing her children’s adult lives; and she loved communing with her five — a quincunx! — grandchildren. A faithful member of the LDS Church, she dedicated a good part of her life to service, making the rounds of her Springville neighborhood, bringing baked goods and kind words to the ailing and grieving. Empathizing, comforting. Janet Oaks Francis was preceded in death by a brother, Clinton Oaks, and two sisters: Carol Oaks and Joyce Oaks Bird. She also survived her husband — no mean feat! — who died in 2008. Janet lives on in the three beings whose great good fortune it was to have her as a mother: Rell Sean Francis, of Chicago, Illinois; Lewis McKay Francis, of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Dana Francis Lepore of Sandy, Utah. She will also shine on in the memories of her grandchildren: Madeline, Max, Sam and Amelia Lepore, the children of Dana and her husband Mike Lepore; and Nicholas Costello-Francis, son of Lewis and his wife Dana Costello. Requiescat in Pace, Mater. A viewing will be held Sunday, June 21, at the Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E. 200 S., Springville. Family are welcome from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.; others from 6:00 to 8:00. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, at the Springville Stake Center, 245 S. 600 E. Visitors may pay their respects from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Interment will follow at Provo’s Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to [Provo Daily Herald, Saturday, June 20, 2015] ARTICLE: Preservationist's Springville Home Creates Feeling of Being in Early 20th Century Photo Gallery, Museum. By Mark Reece, DN Staff Writer. Do not call Rell and Janet Oaks Francis pack rats. Rell Francis is an Utah County educator, writer and artist-photographer, and he prefers the term preservationist. And the more than 10,000 glass negatives Francis has used to make prints from early Utah photographer George Edward Anderson attest to his earnest quest in keeping history alive in photos. Upon entering the Francis home in east Springville, visitors may wonder if they have stepped into the equivalent of an early 20th century photo gallery and museum. ``This is Rell's Relic Hall,'' Francis says. The basement could best be described as organized chaos, as hundreds of photographs adorn the walls, desks, tables and any available space that can be found. An enlarger sits in one corner and boxes of photography supplies are scattered elsewhere. Francis began aggressively pursuing the delicate art of restoring photographs in 1973 and is considered one of the best photo-historians around. Working with original glass negatives of varying sizes, Francis has restored - or touched-up, as he calls it - about 500 Anderson photos, and has done extensive research about the photographer and his work thanks to meticulous record keeping by Elfie Huntington, Anderson's assistant. Francis said he estimates Anderson may have photographed as many as 30,000 images, setting up studios in Springville and Manti, and as he traveled to England, Canada and parts of the western United States. The LDS Church has since cataloged a great deal of the Anderson work, using more modern methods than finding space for the large 14-inch by 17-inch glass negatives. As an art and English teacher for Nebo School District in Springville and Payson schools, Rell Francis taught from 1955 to 1977. He was also a temporary director for the Springville Museum of Art in 1976. Perhaps best known as an expert on the Anderson photography, Francis also has extensive expertise and research with Springville-native sculptor Cyrus E. Dallin who lived from 1861 to 1944. Among the Dallin works are the Angel Moroni for LDS temples, sculptures of Paul Revere, Lafayette, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce and Chief Massasoite from the Wampanogas tribe who met early American colonizers in the 1600s. This past spring, Francis was a guest lecturer at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, N.Y., as the museum featured an exhibit of Dallin works in small bronze and plasters. Francis has also published what some have called the definitive biography on Dallin, entitled ``Cyrus E. Dallin: Let Justice Be Done,'' published by the Utah Bicentennial Commission in 1976. The Lake Shore native has won numerous awards, has had exhibits presented in Italy, Texas and throughout Utah and has published several books on the subject of photography and sculpture. [Published in the Deseret News, Wednesday, August 16, 1995.] Janet's sister, Joyce Oaks, also graduated from BYH in 1946. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: Rell Gardner Francis was born in Lake Shore, UT on January 27, 1928 to Samuel Evan and Barbara Ferguson Francis. He married Janet Oaks July 18, 1958 in Salt Lake City. He completed a BA degree from Brigham Young University in 1954, a MA degree in 1963 and ongoing post graduate work in San Miguel d'Allende, Mexico, Ohio State University, the University of Utah and Chicago School of Design. Rell's professional career began as an art and English teacher, which extended to instructing in photography in Paris as a teacher in the European Art Academy. He served as Director of the Springville Art Museum and Director of the City Spirit for the National Endowment for the Arts in Springville City. He was the proprietor of the antique photo reproduction shop in Provo (Heritage Prints) when he received and restored a large collection of glass plate negatives photographed by early Utah artist George Edward Anderson. He published a detailed, illustrated catalog of this collection. His publication: The Utah Photographs of George Edward Anderson prompted a burgeoning industry of old photo reproductions based on the carefully developed processing he employed. Based on copious research on Cyrus E. Dallin, he wrote an earmark publication on Utah's forgotten sculptor, thus beginning an avalanche of renewed interest and scholarship on Dallin's life and work. Prompted by his detailed research of Cyrus Dallin, his watch cry became "Let justice be done" and his own artistic focus shifted to environmental and political activism. Rell served as a trustee of the Springville Museum of Art (1958-1974), a trustee of the Springville Historical Society (1975-1999) and received numerous photography awards both in and outside of Utah. He died at his residence December 9, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister. He is survived by four sisters: Lila Madsen, Marian Tenney, Maurine Malmberg, Carol Loveless and four brothers: Reed, Rulon, Evan and Samuel. He is also survived by his wife and their three children: Rell Sean, Lewis McKay (Dana Costello), Dana Lepore (Mike) and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 in the Springville Stake Center, 245 S 600 E, Springville, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, Sunday, December 14, 2008.]

Orr, Bessie
728 64th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2K 0M4 CA

Bessie Dudley
  • Work: (403) 295-1741

Class of 1950. BYU BA 1953. Married R. E. Dudley. --@2005

Passey, Donald LeRoy
PO Box 586
23188th-88 Ave
Fort Langley, BC, Canada V1M 2R9 CA

Don Passey
  • Work: (604) 888-9729

Class of 1950. @2005

Phillips, Ronald Joseph

Phillips, Ronald Joseph
Springville, Utah US

Ron and Erma Jean Phillips

Class of 1950. Ronald J. Phillips. Track, Chorus. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Ronald Joseph Phillips, 79, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away at home in Springville on August 21, 2011, surrounded by his loving family after a 40-year battle with heart disease. Ronald was born on April 15, 1932, in Provo, Utah, to Joseph H. and Leah Muhlestein Phillips. Ronald grew up in Provo and attended Provo High School, graduating from BY High. He served a mission for 30 months to New Zealand, where he met and served with many life-long friends. While serving, he also met the love of his life, his eternal companion, Erma Jean Besendorfer. They were married on December 6, 1956, in the Salt Lake Temple and celebrated 54 years together. Ronald graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in finance and banking. He later went back to BYU, where he received a degree in Industrial Education. He began teaching school at Payson High School, embarking on a life-long career in teaching. His students built furniture, campers and trailers. He then developed a building trades program for Nebo School District, and, with his advanced students, built an entire house from the ground up every year. During his last year of teaching, the Utah State Office of Education named him "Vocational Educator of the Year" for the State of Utah. Ronald loved to build and assisted countless family and friends with their building projects. He built several homes, culminating with a beautiful cabin overlooking Soldier Creek Reservoir at Strawberry. He always loved hunting and fishing, and was never happier than when he was catching rainbow trout with his family aboard his boat "Molly Brown." Ronald was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings such as Elder's Quorum President, counselor in the bishopric, a member of the High Council, and as the High Priest Group Leader. He also served for many years as an ordinance worker at the Provo Temple. His family was his highest priority. He loved spending time with his two daughters and son-in-law, beloved four grandchildren, and welcomed his first great-grandchild earlier this year. He loved his association with so many kind neighbors and friends, and traveled around the world with his beloved missionary companions and acquaintances. His family is especially grateful for wonderful neighbors who have provided so much service and support, and appreciate the dedication and friendship of his caring doctor and friend, E. William LeRoy. Ronald is survived by his devoted wife, Erma Jean; his daughters Jeanna (Steven) Ross, and Jaclyn Phillips; four grandchildren: Philip (Lacey) Ross, Lauryn (Dallin) Koski, Ryker Ross and Jackson Ross, as well as one great-grandson, Gabriel Ross; brother Kent (Susan) Phillips, and many loving brothers- and sisters-in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jennette. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the LDS church at 1965 East Canyon Road, Springville. Friends may call Friday, August 26, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville, or Saturday at the church from 12-12:45 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in the Charleston Cemetery, Wasatch County. [Deseret News, August 24, 2011.]

Pinegar, Wanita
2818 East 2960 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84109-2035

Wanita Done
  • Work: (801) 467-8631

Class of 1950. Student Body Secretary. Fauvines Vice President, Notre Maison, Chorus, Type Team, Soph. Class Secretary. Married ____ Done. BYU BA 1953. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: James Emery Pinegar and Effie Jolley Pinegar. James and Effie Pinegar had five children, all BYH alumni: Glen Jolley Pinegar [BYH Class of 1944] (Shirley Mellor); James Pinegar [BYH Class of 1946](Colleen); Maxine Pinegar [BYH Class of 1948] Turley; Wanita Pinegar [BYH Class of 1950] Done; and Edward Jolley Pinegar [BYH Class of 1952] (Pat).

Prestwich, Marilyn

Prestwich, Marilyn
North Aurora, Illinois US

Marilyn and Donald Farnsworth

Class of 1950. Marilyn Prestwich. Notre Maison, Fauvines, Chorus. Her parents were Horace Emerson Prestwich and Zipporah Varley Prestwich. Marilyn married Don Farnsworth, and they moved to St. Charles, Illinois. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Marilyn Prestwich Farnsworth, 79, of North Aurora, Illinois, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Provena Mercy Medical Center. She was born March 22, 1932, in Provo, Utah, the daughter of Horace Prestwich and Zipporah Varley Prestwich. She was an executive secretary in trust and banking. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Prestbury Ward and a Chicago, Illinois Temple worker. She traveled the world, enjoying all cultures and even rode on the back of a camel. She loved reading and named her children from different stories she enjoyed. She loved and enjoyed being with her grandchildren. She enjoyed golfing with her family and discussing current events and the world of sports. She loved her friends and they were her extended family. Mrs. Farnsworth is survived by her five children, Roxanne (Tim) Portwood of Rensselear, Indiana; Desiree (Harold) Vail of Orem, Utah; Jason D. (Dorilee) Farnsworth of Mesa, Arizona; Brett H. Farnsworth of Shelby Township, Michigan; and Duane E. (Debra) Farnsworth of Lee, Illinois; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; a brother, Robert G. Prestwich, and three sisters, Shirlene Prestwich (Ray) Martineau, Louise Prestwich (Paul) Spendlove, and Gloria Prestwich (Louis) Rodda. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald B. Farnsworth, her parents, Don's parents, one sister and five brothers. There was a viewing and visitation on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at the Moss Family Funeral Home at 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, Illinois. Funeral services were held Monday, July 18th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 100 Hankes Road, Sugar Grove, Illinois. Graveside services were held July 22, 2011 at the Orem City Cemetery in Orem, Utah. The family requests that any contributions in her memory may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Prestbury Ward. [Provo Daily Herald, Tuesday, July 19, 2011.]

Rawlings, JoAnne
721 6th Street
Petaluma, California 94952

JoAnne Ellwood

Class of 1950. Student Body Social Chair. Notre Maison, Cheerleader, Fauvines, Chorus. Married ______ Ellwood. --@2001

Reece, Winona
54 East 1990 North
Provo, Utah 84604

Winona Banks

Class of 1950. Fauvines, Debate, Chorus, Notre Maison. Married ______ Banks. --@2001

Rigby, Ralph Eugene

Rigby, Ralph Eugene
Taylorsville, Utah US

Ralph and Arlene Rigby

Class of 1950. Ralph Eugene Rigby. Football, Tennis, Thespians, Chorus, Debate, French Club. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Ralph Eugene Rigby died on Monday, March 4, 2002, after 37 years of waging a courageous battle against M.S. Husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, he was age 69. Ralph was born May 9, 1932 in Provo, Utah to Wendell and Florence Rigby. He married Arlene Barnett in the Salt Lake Temple on November 25, 1953. Following military service in Korea, he completed his education at BYU. He taught public school (six years), LDS Seminary (26 years) and wrote LDS Seminary curriculum (10 years). He was a Master Scriptorian. His lifelong service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints included: teacher, advisor, home teacher, bishop, high councilman, and Stake Patriarch. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Richard and Robert. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Arlene; his children, Susan Michael; Alan (Kathy) Rigby; Colleen (Richard) Hodges; Karen (David) Morris; Caralee (Rick) Marsh; Janene (John) Petersen; Ane Marie (Dallas) Clark; his brother, Dean (Elinor) Rigby; Robert's wife Jennie; 35 grandchildren; and one great-grand child. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 9, 2002, in Taylorsville, Utah. Interment, Payson City Cemetery. [Published in the Deseret News, Wednesday, March 6, 2002.]

Smith, Renae
839 E. South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102

Renae Taylor

Class of 1950. Chorus. Married _____ Taylor.

Sparks, Shirleen
126 East 500 North
Brigham City, Utah 84302

Shirleen Mordue

Class of 1950. Notre Maison Vice President, Type Team, Shorthand Team, Chorus, Bookkeeping Team. Married _____ Mordue. --@2001

Spencer, Richard Harold

Spencer, Richard Harold
Sandy, Utah US

Dick and Patricia Spencer

Class of 1950. Richard (Dick) Spencer. Football, 1949 & 1950. Athletic Manager 1950. Letterman Club 1950. Photography Club President, 1950. (See his photo on Class of 1949 reunion page for 2003.) ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Richard Harold Spencer, 89, of Sandy, Utah died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, July 10, 2022, under hospice care at his daughter's home in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Richard was born on August 1, 1932, in Mt. Pleasant, Utah to Leo Harold Spencer and Fern Olson Spencer. Richard lived a full and rewarding life. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo Utah in the Class of 1950. He then enlisted in the Navy, serving his country proudly and using his GI Bill to enroll in and graduate from Brigham Young University. While at BYU, Richard met Patricia Steimle, whom he married in the Salt Lake City Temple in 1956. They had 3 children: Deborah Carole of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Michael Richard of Mt. Pleasant, Utah, and Linda Kay of Orem, Utah. They have provided Richard with 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Upon his graduation from BYU in June of 1960, Richard worked at Kennecott Copper until taking a job at Signetics in California. After retirement, he drove 18-wheelers across the country and had many stories to tell about those trips. He even got his pilot's license and spent many happy hours in his Piper Arrow. But his true passion was cars. He restored a Pantera and was a lifelong dedicated Corvette owner. He owned a few in his lifetime. Rest easy Dad, and drive as fast as you want. There are no speed limits in Heaven! No services will be held. Cremation is under the direction of Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First Street, Idaho Falls. Published by Coltrin Mortuary & Crematory on July 11, 2022.

Stephens, Jewell
2811 Wainwright Avenue
Merced, California 95340-2423 US

Jewell and Raymond Colovich
  • Work: (209) 722-9290

Class of 1950. Jewell Stephens. Fauvines, Notre Maison. Married Raymond M. Colovich. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: George Washington Stephens and Harriett Moiselle Stephens. George and Harriett had three daughters: Aldwyth 'Stevie' Stephens (Charles Herman) Foil, Pleasant Grove, Utah; Wanda Stephens Alger, Provo, Utah; and Jewell Stephens [BYH Class of 1950] (Raymond) Colovich, Merced, California.

Stringfellow, Val S.
1987 Mapleview Drive
Bountiful, Utah 84010-1657

Val Stringfellow
  • Work: (801) 295-7616

Class of 1950. Football Captain, Baseball, Lettermen Vice President, French Club, Wildcat Yearbook. BYU BS Geology 1955. Niece: Barbara Stringfellow Gibby, BYH Class of 1964.

Terry, Ellen
501 W. 121st St., %2336
New York City, New York 10027 US

Ellen Terry

Class of 1950. Ellen Terry. Thespians President, Fauvines, Notre Maison Vice President, French Club, Quill & Scroll, Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, Debate, Denver University Scholarship, Photography Club.

Turloupis, Vera Ilean

Turloupis, Vera Ilean
4031 Ivana Street
West Valley City, Utah 84120 US

Vera & Robert Angell

Class of 1950. Fauvines, Chorus. Vera Ilene Turloupis. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Vera Ilean Turloupis Angell, age 75, passed away November 14, 2007 in West Valley City, Utah. Born October 2, 1932 in Eureka, Utah, daughter of James John and Mamie Abigal Walter Turloupis. Graduated from Brigham Young High School. Married Robert J. Angell on October 18, 1951 in Provo, Utah; later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. She was active in the LDS Church serving in Relief Society, Primary and Scouting. She was well known as a seamstress and for her needlework. She always loved being involved with family activities, parties, sports, parades ~ we could always count on her being there. Survived by her husband, Robert; children: Ilean (Ron) Nelson, Anena (Tom) Tilt, Jay (Debbie) Angell and Maryanne (Larry) Howard; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grand children; sisters: Mary Turloupis and Deon Winget. Funeral services will be held Monday, 12 noon at the Hunter 18th Ward, 3737 South 5600 West, Salt Lake City, Utah. A viewing will be held Sunday, 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Road and Monday at the church, 11-11:45 a.m. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates. [Deseret News, Saturday, November 17, 2007.]

Wentz, Don Ervin, Jr.

Wentz, Don Ervin, Jr.
Orem, Utah

Don and Jan Wentz

Class of 1950. Donald Ervin Wentz, Jr. Football, Lettermen, Chorus. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Donald Ervin Wentz, Jr., 85, passed away peacefully in his home on January 22, 2018. He was born on August 27, 1932 in Provo, Utah to Donald Ervin Wentz, Sr. and Sidonia Jensen Wentz. He graduated from BYU High School in the Class of 1950. He enlisted in the Army and served honorably in the Korean War as a mechanic. He worked at Geneva Steel for 42 dedicated years, many years as foreman. He married Jennie Mae “Jan” Rasmussen in 1958 in Elko, Nevada and were later sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple in 1965. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his children and grandchildren and loved to travel in his camper and later his motorhome. He is survived by his wife and four children; Tony Walter Wentz, Bradley Don Wentz, James Franklin Wentz and Julie Ann Wentz Garfield; his 2 brothers, Douglas Reed Wentz and Richard Ray Wentz; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Sidonia Wentz and siblings, Beverly Dawn Wentz Herrman [BYH 1948~H], Phyllis Joy Wentz Bough and Steven Wentz. Funeral Services were held Saturday, January 27th, at 12 , at the Lakeridge 8th Ward, 80 West 900 South, Orem, Utah, where a viewing will be held prior from 10 to 11:30 am. Interment, Orem City Cemetery.[Provo Daily Herald, January 24, 2018]

White, Richard Nielsen

White, Richard Nielsen
Pleasant Grove, Utah US

Dick and Marlene White

Class of 1950. Richard (Dick) White. Football Captain, Track, Wildcat Yearbook, Sophomore Class President, Chorus. Spent summers in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Wintered in Mesquite, Nevada. After graduation from BYH in 1950, he attended Brigham Young University for one year. In 1951 he received principal appointment to United States Military Academy, West Point. Served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and after military service, spent 35 years working for the Federal Aviation Agency. Thirty years in San Diego. Fifteen years at Lindbergh Field and fifteen years at Miramar NAS. Retired and moved back to Utah in 1990. Worked for a short time at Morris Motors in Provo, waiting for his wife to retire. His wife, Marlene Taylor from Springville, retired in 1999. She was a Nurse Manager at IHC regional hospital in Provo. They spent most of the summer on the golf course at the Alpine Country Club and the winter months on golf courses in Mesquite and St George. (See Dick and Marlene's photo on Class of 1949 reunion page for 2003.) ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Richard “Dick” Nielsen White, 77, passed away at his home in Pleasant Grove, Utah on Monday, November 2nd, 2009, after a valiant fight with cancer. He was cared for by his loving wife and surrounded by loving family members. Dick was born on January 4, 1932, in Ogden, Utah, to Francis Richard and Olean Nielsen White. Most of his childhood years and schooling were spent in Provo, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1950, where he served as class president as a sophomore, and captain of the football team. He was attending BYU when he joined the Air Force in 1953 and served four years in Munich, Germany. He had a love of aviation and had a long, successful career with the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller and Supervisor in the San Diego, California area. After his retirement from the FAA in 1985, he owned and operated two retail lighting businesses in San Diego. He divorced and moved to Lehi in 1990, where he resided with his brother until he met the love of his life. He married Marlene Taylor Bott on December 22, 1990, in Provo, Utah. While waiting for his wife to retire from her nursing career at Utah Valley Medical Center, he worked at Morris Motors as a used car salesman where he enjoyed meeting and helping people. They lived in Pleasant Grove in the summers and Mesquite, Nevada in the winters for 10 years so they could golf practically year-round. He was a member of the Alpine Country Club and enjoyed golfing as often as he could with his wife, friends and step-daughters Donna and Jo Lynn. He always tried to improve his skills, but he was not as strong as Tiger Woods nor did he start golfing as early in life. BUT. . . he still loved to play. His passion in life was golf, and he also liked reading, studying history and World War II, and to debate politics and religion. He loved to travel and took many vacations with his wife to Mexico, the Panama Canal and the Caribbean. He loved talking to people, and enjoyed engaging others in heated political debates. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle, and his mother and father. He is survived by his wife Marlene, and daughter Lori (Kim) Candillora, of Murray, Utah. Stepchildren: Donna Lee Bott, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jo Lynn Lee, Salt Lake City, Utah, Thomas Anthony Bott (Joni), Woodland Hills, brother Dennis K. White (Evelyn) Lehi, sister Jone Sanzo, Mesquite, Nevada, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary; 300 East 494 South, Pleasant Grove, on Saturday, November 7th at 11 a.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. At his request, he will be cremated. After the services, interment will be in the American Fork City Cemetery, 600 North Center Street, American Fork. Marlene would like to thank her sister, Evelyn Mitani, for her continued love and support during this difficult time. The family would like to thank Dr. Brian Tudor, his staff and Vista Hospice Care, especially his nurse Nancy Trapnell, for their kind and compassionate care. Condolences may be sent to the family at [Desert Valley Times - Spectrum - November 6, 2009.] [Provo Daily Herald, November 5, 2009]

Wing, John Hildebrand, Jr. [Jack] (1950)

Wing, John Hildebrand, Jr. [Jack] (1950)
Orem, Utah US

Jack and Janet Wing

Class of 1950. Chorus. Jack Wing. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: John H. "Jack" Wing, loving husband, father, grandpa and friend, passed away on October 5, 2006. He was born on March 30, 1932 in American Fork, Utah, the son of John Hildebrand Wing and Ella Mae Clinger Wing. Jack, as he was known by friends, lived a full life. He enjoyed being with his family, camping, hiking, biking and anything that dealt with fishing and the outdoors. He was also an active member of the Tin Can Club. Dad had a great love for animals whether a dog, cat, peacock, goose, etc. -- they were always guaranteed a home. Jack graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1950. He married Janet Peay on August 29, 1958. They were married for 48 years and were blessed with four children. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in chemistry. He worked for Geneva Steel for 36 years in the Chemistry Lab, Open Hearth, and Foundry. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter. He is survived by his loving wife, Janet; sons, Kent (Pamela) Wing; John (Brenda) Wing; daughters, Lisa Wing (Bruce) Bown; DeAnna Wing (Ryan) Brown; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sisters, Annette Wing Taylor [BYH Class of 1954]; Diane Wing Miner; and a brother, Stephan Wing. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 10, 2006, in Orem. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald on October 7, 2006]

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