Classes of BYA Beaver Branch~HS~Murdock

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Alphabetical Alumni
Yardley, James Gilbert

Yardley, James Gilbert
Killed in World War I, France US

Gilbert Yardley

BYA Beaver Branch ~ Murdock Academy, Class of 1910. Gilbert Yardley. Source: Program, Commencement Exercises, 1910. ~ ~ ~ ~ James Gilbert Yardley was born on December 17, 1888 in Beaver, Utah. He would have been about 22 years of age in 1910 -- late high school or early college age. His parents were James Heber (Heber) Yardley and Harriet Maria Anderson Yardley. J. Gilbert Yardley died on October 20, 1918 at 29 years, 10 months, and 3 days of age, in France -- a World War I casualty. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Utah.

Yardley, Wallace Dudley

Yardley, Wallace Dudley
Beaver, Utah US

Wallace and Melba Yardley

BYA Beaver Branch ~ Murdock Academy, Class of 1923 [Beaver High School]. Wallace Dudley Yardley, 89, passed away April 14, 1990 in Bountiful, Utah. Born March 12, 1901 in Beaver, Utah, son of James H. and Harriet Anderson Yardley. Married Melba Theurer December 2, 1931 in the Logan LDS Temple. Wallace attended Murdock Academy in Beaver, where he received the last letter given for sports from that institution, and graduated in the first graduating class of Beaver High School. Mr. Yardley devoted a lifetime of service to the LDS Church including two years of service as a missionary in England from 1927-29, Bishop of Beaver 3rd Ward for nine years, Stake President of Beaver Stake for 15 1/2 years, Bishop's Counselor, Stake High Counselor, and Beaver Stake Patriarch at the time of his death. He served a second mission with his wife as director of the London Temple Visitor Center, 1970-71. He was the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He was appointed by the governor as a charter member of the Utah Water and Power Board in 1947, serving for 17 years and later was appointed to the Utah Oil and Gas Commission. He was the only surviving charter member of the Water and Power Board at the time of his death. He was president of the Beaver River Water Users Association for 30 years and also served on the Beaver City Council. Mr. Yardley was a successful cattle rancher his entire life and in 1988 was honored as Utah's Distinguished Old Time Cattle Rancher of the Year. He and his son, Gilbert, bred and raised some of the top cattle in America. He operated his home ranch west of the Beaver and a summer ranch in Garfield County on Asay Creek. He is survived by his son, Gilbert T. Yardley (Denise); five daughters, Mrs. Craig G. (Joleene) Sorenson, Omaha, Nebraska; Mrs. C. Elwynn (Nina Rue) Olsen, Fruit Heights; Mrs. Waye [Wayne?] C. (Sylvia) Hansen, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. John L. (Blanch) Linton, Sandy; and Mrs. David M. (Jeannie) Wilding, Centerville; brother, Roy Yardley, Beaver; 36 grandchildren, three of whom are currently serving LDS missions; and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife; and two grandsons, Brent Y. Olsen and Scott W. Hansen. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 18, 1990, in the Beaver 1st Ward Chapel. The family suggested contributions be made to the LDS Church Missionary Fund. Burial, Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver. [Deseret News, Monday, April 16, 1990.]

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