Class of 1951 H.S.



Class of 1951 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni

Baird, Wilford Eldredge
393 E. 4750 N.
Provo, Utah 84604-5408

Wilford and Ann Baird

Class of 1951? Honorary? [Name, photo does not appear with senior class in 1951 Wildcat yearbook.] His parents: Orrin Randall Baird and Almira Eldredge Baird. They had five children, four sons and one daughter. They are: Orrin Eldredge Baird [BYH Class of 1945] (married Bonnie) of Brigham City, Utah; Fred E. Baird [BYH Class of 1946] (married Norma) of Bountiful, Utah; James Baird [BYH Class of 1947] (married Louise) of Provo, Utah; Wilford Baird [BYH Class of 1951?] (married Ann), of Provo, Utah; and Kathleen Baird [BYH Class of 1954] (married Roy Snedden) of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Beecroft, Sandra
1517 Canterbury Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108-2832

Sandra and Don Allen
  • Work: (801) 582-1027

Class of 1951. Notre Maison, Yld Cat Newspaper, Chorus, Quill & Scroll. BYU BS Elementary Education 1955. Married Don B. Allen. Parents: Ruth Huish Beecroft and Robert Irl Beecroft, both deceased. Siblings: Robert Beecroft, David Beecroft, Mark Beecroft, James Beecroft, William Beecroft and Joseph Beecroft; and sisters, Lenore Beecroft Gordon and Vivien Beecroft Robison.

Berrett, Sharon
PO Box 785
Clinton, Oklahoma 73601

Sharon and Eugene Starks

Class of 1951. Student Body Vice President. Thespians, Debate, Chorus, Photography Club, Skating Club, Fauvines, Band. Her parents: William Edwin (Ed) Berrett and Eleanor Louise Callister Berrett, married in Salt Lake City in 1926. They had three sons and one daughter, Verne R. Berrett and wife, Grace, West Valley City, Utah; Sharon Berrett [BYH Class of 1951] Starks and husband, Eugene, Santa Ana, California; Richard H. Berrett [BYH Class of 1956] and wife, JoAn, Providence, Utah; and William Brian (Bill) Berrett [BYH Class of 1960-Honorary] and wife, Karena, Blacksburg, Virginia. @1993 Sharon Berrett Ballif, BYU 1955. Sharon Berrett Stark, BYU 1955, Oklahoma. Alternate address: 706 N. West Street, Cordell, Oklahoma 73632 @2001

Billings, Joetta
1018 South Oak
Cortez, Colorado 81321

Joetta Smart

Class of 1951. Senior Class Secretary. Fauvines, Thespians, Yld Cat Newspaper, Chorus, Photography Club, Graduation Committee. @2001

Black, Leland
PO Box 767
Rimrock, Arizona 86335-0767

Lee Black

Class of 1951. Thespians, Chorus, Skating Club, Oratory. @2001

Brown, Marilyn
952 East 5650 South
Ogden, Utah 84405-4961

Marilyn and Bob Colvin
  • Work: (801) 479-6277

Class of 1951. Chorus, Band, Soloist Small Groups, Operetta. BYU BS Elementary Education 1955. Married to ____ Crowley @2001. Married Bob W. Colvin.

Canfield, Frank Bryden

Canfield, Frank Bryden
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Frank and LaRue Canfield

Class of 1951. Frank B. Canfield. Student Body President. Chorus, Soph Class Officer. ~ ~ ~ ~ Frank Bryden Canfield was born on October 12, 1933 in Montpelier, Idaho. His parents were Frank Willit Canfield and Dorothy Wynnefred Bryden. Frank B. Canfield married LaRue Madsen. Frank died on July 13, 1986 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Chamberlain, Charles Craig
6312 Ledgewood Dr
Jamesville, New York 13078-9800

Craig Chamberlain
  • Work: (315) 469-8497

Class of 1951. Charles Craig Chamberlain. French Club. Craig Chamberlain, living in Jamesville NY @2001. Craig's twin, Dilworth Woolley Chamberlain, also graduated in the BYH Class of 1951. Their father, Edwin Dilworth "Dee" Chamberlain, graduated from BYH in 1924.

Chamberlain, Dilworth W. (1951)
1466 South Cottonwood Lane
Saratoga Springs, Utah 84043

Dee and Valerie Chamberlain

Class of 1951. Dilworth Woolley "Dee" Chamberlain. Football, Track, Lettermen. See graduation article. Married Valerie. --@2006 His twin, Charles Craig Chamberlain, also graduated in the BYH Class of 1951. Their father, Edwin Dilworth "Dee" Chamberlain, graduated in the BYH Class of 1924.

Christensen, Albert Leon

Christensen, Albert Leon
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Albert Christensen

Class of 1951. Albert L. Christensen. Basketball, Football, Baseball, Lettermen, Band President, Wildcat Yearbook Editor, French Club, Beaux Arts, Photography Club, Graduation Committee. BYU BA 1955. Albert Leon Christensen was born on February 19, 1933 in Orderville, Kane County, Utah. His parents were Herbert Christensen [BYH Principal 1949-1950] and Lillian Anderson Christensen. He married ____ ____ on June 9, 1953. He was an architect by profession, working in Utah. He died on April 11, 1976, in Salt Lake City, at the age of 43, and he was buried on April 14, 1976 in Bountiful, Utah.

Clark, Warren Kay
277 East 340 South
Orem, Utah 84058

Kay Clark

Class of 1951. Baseball, Football, Lettermen, Band, Chorus, Childrens Theater. BYU BA 1959.

Close, Rita
2723 N. Country Club Rd.
Provo, Utah 84604-3833

Rita Sterneckert
  • Home: (801) 375-6260

Class of 1951? Honorary? [Name, photo does not appear with senior class in 1951 Wildcat yearbook.] @2001

Collins, Stanley E.

Collins, Stanley E.
Provo, Utah US

Stan and Mary Alice Collins

Class of 1951. Stan Collins. Senior Class Vice President. Basketball, Tennis, Baseball, Football, Lettermen President, Chorus. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BS Industrial Management 1958. New York University MBA Finance 1960. Smith, Barney, Shearson. One of LaVell Edwards' best friends. Brigham Young Academy Foundation Member. Married Mary Alice Sauls, BYH Class of 1952. ~ ~ ~ ~ Stanley E. Collins, who was an officer and director at various times for Sundance. They acquired a lot in December of 1981, and constructed a personal residence on the lot. On January 27, 1997, an avalanche destroyed the Collinses' home. State Farm, as insurer of the property, paid the Collinses over $950,000 to cover the loss to real and personal property. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate address: Collins, Stanley E, 230 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, Utah 84738-6128 - (435) 656-2946. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Stanley E. Collins, passed away peacefully at his home in Provo on the morning of October 24, 2008. Stan was born in Provo, Utah on January 18, 1934, to AC (Bill) Collins and Mildred Elliott Collins. He grew up in Provo and attended Brigham Young elementary training school, BY Junior High, BY High School and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1958. In High School he was a good student and an exceptional athlete. He participated in all sports, but his favorites were basketball and tennis. This interest carried on into college where he participated on both the basketball and tennis teams at BYU. His schooling was interrupted between his sophomore and junior years when he served an LDS mission to the North Central States. He graduated from BYU in 1958 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business, then entered New York University where he graduated with an MBA degree. It was here that he worked on Wall Street and became interested in finance and investments. On returning to Provo, he became involved in various business ventures. He served as a first Vice President and Regional Manager for the brokerage firm Foster and Marshall, which merged to eventually become Smith Barney where he served as Vice President until his death. He was also a founder and director of Bonneville Bank and served as Executive Vice President of Sundance Incorporated in association with his long-time friend Robert Redford. Over the years he has been an unselfish and tireless worker in worthy community causes and civic organizations and has been a dedicated booster of BYU. The civic positions he has held include Past Chairman of the Provo Chamber of Commerce, recipient of the chamber of commerce Outstanding Young Man award, past chairman of the National Cougar Club, and Chairman of the BYU Hall of Fame Selection Committee. He was also a member of the Committee to save the lower campus education building which became the Provo City Library. He was appointed by the Mayor to chair the Provo City Development Committee. He also served on the Riverside Country Club Board of directors, and for the past ten years he has been a member of the National Advisory council at Dixie College in St. George. As a committed member of the LDS Church, he has served in many positions. He was a bishop in a BYU Student ward, a Branch President at the MTC, and a bishop in his home ward, the Oakhills 6th. He has also served faithfully as a gospel doctrine teacher and home teacher and in many callings with the youth. He married Mary Alice Sauls in the Salt Lake Temple in 1957. They are the parents of five children, the joys of his life "David, (Ruth), Mesa, Arizona; Robert, (Mitzi), Provo, Utah; John (Merilee), Orem, Utah; Andrew, (Nicole), Provo and Elizabeth, Salt Lake City, Utah. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, two brothers: Ed Collins and Bob Collins and a sister, Kathy Gadd. His parents preceded him in death. When he was chosen to light the "Y" he was introduced as "a respected business executive, Church Leader and civic servant, and a charming and articulate man who is one of the fine gentlemen around." His was a life well lived as Stan was the greatest example of generosity, loyalty, and unconditional love. He knew how to laugh and had a magnificent sense of humor. He was a friend to all. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 28, at 11 a.m. at the Oakhills 6th Ward Chapel, 2000 North 1500 East, Provo. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, on Monday evening 6-8 p.m. and the Ward Chapel on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Interment East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery. Condolences may be sent toinfo@bergmortuary.com [Provo Daily Herald, October 26, 2008.]

Davidson, Melvin

Melvin and Kaye Davidson

Class of 1951. Track, Childrens Theater. [Name has been spelled both Davidsen and Davidson -- Davidson is correct.] ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Peter Edward Davidson, born October 3, 1893 in Fairview, Utah; and Agnes Graham Davidson, born December 6, 1898 in Payson, Utah. They married on December 5, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had twelve children: 1. Edward Davidson. 2. Alfred "C" Davidson, born 1919 in Fort Bridger, Wyoming - died 1989 in Lyman, Wyoming. 3. James Amasa (Mary) Davidson, born 1920 in Fort Bridger, Wyoming - died 1996 in West Valley City, Utah. 4. Ruth Agnes Davidson, born 1923 in Fort Bridger, Wyoming - died in 1984 in Coeur D' Alene, Idaho. 5. LaMar Marion Davidson, born 1926 in Fort Bridger, Wyoming - died 1926 in Evanston, Wyoming. 6. Marlow Graham Davidson, born 1929 in Mountain View, Wyoming - died 1989 in Provo, Utah. 7. Douglas D. (Hattie) Davidson. 8. LeRoy Davidson [BYH Class of 1949]. 9. Melvin Davidson (Kaye) [BYH Class of 1951]. 10. Shirley Jean Davidson (David R. "Dick") Goodman [BYH Class of 1954?]. 11. Deon Davidson (Jack) Banner [BYH Class of 1956], born September 1, 1938 - died December 29, 2004. 12. ?

Dunford, James
639 E. 640 N.
Orem, Utah 84057

Jim and Jean Dunford

Class of 1951. Basketball, Track, Chorus, Junior Class Social Chair. Married Jean Bullock.

Fechser, John Frederick, Sr.

Fechser, John Frederick, Sr.
Provo, Utah US

John and Jeannie Fechser

Class of 1951. John F. Fechser. Band, Chorus, Chemistry Club, Forensic Club Vice President, Photography Club, Thespians. BYU BA 1955. John Frederick Fechser [Sr.] was born on May 17, 1933 in Las Vegas, Nevada. His parents were Charles Derondo Fechser and Magdalene Jolley Fechser. John [Sr.] died on September 7, 1996 in Provo, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ 1923 Provo Daily Herald: A 13-year-old boy, worried about his mother injured in the Strawberry Days grandstand collapse, decides not to bother her with news of his own mishap. John Fechser fell into the Provo River after picking cherries in Grandview. A day later, his father noticed the boy favoring one arm and took him to a doctor, who discovered the elbow dislocated and arm broken. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: John Frederick Fechser passed away Saturday, September 7, 1996, at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center of congestive heart failure. He was born May 17, 1933, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the son of Charles Doronda Fechser and Magdeline Jolley Fechser. John grew up in a wonderful, loving, caring family, extended family and all. He felt it was a special blessing to live with and care for his brother, Charlie. John loved to fly and had his pilot's license by age 16. He was an excellent pilot and trusted by all who flew with him, including Presidential candidates and Cleon Skousen of the Freeman Institute. He loved photography and did his own developing, including color print work. He loved the beautiful underwater world of scuba diving and enjoyed many waters from California to Jamaica, Mexico and Canada. John had a great love for music, raising his children to that love also. He was a charter member of the SPEBSQSA (Barbershop). He was also a member of the Footprinters Club, BPOE and the FOF. John was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He became sidetracked for a number of years, but had the great blessing to come back into the fold and receive all of his priesthood blessings again. He recently enjoyed being with his family at the temple. He was a salesman by trade and began at the age of 16 selling chickens for his uncle Orlando and Aunt Christine Jolley of Jolley's Poultry. He helped pioneer the truck route between Provo and Moab, Utah. He enjoyed prospecting for gold with his friends Ralph Bonham, Lou Woolsey and Carr Krueger. John truly loved people and was known and loved by many. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Jeannie, whom he wanted it to be known was his angel; his children, Becky Fechser Everett, Debbie Fechser Hamilton, Margo Fechser O'Very, John Fechser II, Christine Fechser Nelson, Orlando (Ole) Fechser, Ben Fechser, Merica Nelson Hale and Meredith Nelson; his sisters, Leslie Fechser Tall, Lynn Fechser Anderson; one brother, Charlie Fechser; 27 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was preceded in death by brother, Key Jolley Fechser, and grandson, Samual Rawlins Fechser. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 11, 1996, at the old Provo 1st Ward Chapel, 100 East 200 South, Provo. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, Tuesday, September 10, 1996.]

Gibbons, Edwin Norman
17744 Krameria
Riverside, California 92504

Edwin Gibbons

Class of 1951 ~ Honorary. Edwin Norman Gibbons. [Name, photo did not appear with senior class in the 1951 Wildcat yearbook.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Co-Author: Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 8th Edition, by Bergey and Robert Earle Buchanan, and Norman Edwin Gibbons. Publisher: Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, Maryland, 1974. Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology is a departure from past editions that attempted, usually inadequately, to combine systematic and determinative information.

Gillette, Jerry

Jerry Gillette

Class of 1951. Jerry Gillette. Band, Roller Skating Club, Photography Club.

Hall, Margaret

Margaret Hall

Class of 1951. Margaret Hall. Girls Glee Club, Choir, Track, Chorus, Volleyball Team. [IS THIS? Margaret "Peggy" Hall Williams. peggy@gmail.com - 553 Indian Trail Road, Bountiful, Utah 84010 - 801-295-7943 - BYU BS Secondary Education, 1957.]

Hall, Rosalie Ruth

Hall, Rosalie Ruth
Provo, Utah US

Rosalie Ruth Wilde

Class of 1951. Chorus, Yld Cat Newspaper Feature Editor, Thespians Vice President, Skating Club. BYU BA 1955. ~ ~ ~ ~ Rosalie Ruth Hall was born on February 2, 1933 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Wilford Alma Hall and Mildred "P" Ball Hall. She married ______ Wilde. Rosalie Wilde died on December 5, 1980 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Fairview, Utah.

Hamblin, Laura Lou
3202 Cherokee Lane
Provo, Utah 84604-4871

Laura and Norman Nelson
  • Work: (801) 377-7536

Class of 1951. Thespians, Fauvines, Soph Class Officer, Junior Class Officer, Chorus, Banner Carrier. Married Norman Nelson. [Do not confuse Laura Hamblin with her niece, Dr. Laura Hamblin who is an English professor at Utah Valley State College (UVSC).]

Harris, Edward
3946 Hildale Avenue
Oroville, California 95966

Ted Harris
  • Work: (530) 533-2258

Class of 1951. Football, French Club. BYU BS Animal Science 1960. Edward F. Harris, DVM.

Harwood, Darrel Day

Harwood, Darrel Day
Provo, Utah US

Darrel & Jacqueline Harwood

Class of 1951. Darrel Day Harwood. Football, Chorus. BYU BA 1959. ~ ~ ~ ~ Darrel Day Harwood was born March 3, 1933 [03/03/33] in Provo, Utah. His parents were Darrel Valentine Harwood and Violet Iretta Day Harwood. He married Jacqueline Ray Cheney. He was a veteran of World War II. He died on January 26, 1984 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. His sister, Patricia Harwood Olsen, is a member of the BYH Class of 1956.

Haws, Ben Frank

Haws, Ben Frank
Exeter, California US

Ben Haws

Class of 1951. Ben Haws. Y'ld Cat Newspaper Editor & 1951 Sports Editor, Chorus, Photography Club, Quill & Scroll, Skating Club. Ben F. Haws, PhD: BYU BS Sociology 1960. University of Utah MSW 1962. BYU PHD Counseling & Guidance 1972. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ben Frank Haws was born on December 25, 1932 in Escalante, Utah. His parents were Claud Emmorn Haws and Anna Matilda Nelson Haws. Ben F. Haws died on February 17, 2000, in Exeter, Tulare County, California. Interment, Exeter, California.

Jacobson, Deanne
801 E. Vine Creek Circle
Murray, Utah 84107

Deanne and Jerry Peters
  • Work: 801-268-1955

Class of 1951. Deanne Jacobson. Varsity Cheerleader, French Club, Fauvines, Chorus, Notre Maison, Banner Carrier, Student Council. ~ ~ ~ ~ I attended school on the BYU campus from kindergarten through high school and on to BYU until I married Jerry Peters. We have 4 children. Jerry has owned and operated his own business, Kool-Span Home Center, 5000 So. State, Murray, Utah, for 35+ years. @2007

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