Class of 1952 H.S.

Class of 1952 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni
Davis, Emma Lou

Davis, Emma Lou
Provo, Utah US

Emma Lou & LeRoy Swenson

Class of 1952. Emma Lou Davis. Fauvines, Chorus, Notre Maison. HER OBITUARY: Emma Lou Davis Swensen passed away at her home on July 6, 1999. A daughter of Clarence Vernon and Ruby Williams Davis, she was born in Milford, and educated in Caliente, Nev., until the family moved to Provo. She graduated from BY High in 1952 and earned a B.S. from BYU. She began her teaching career in San Diego, but taught in Provo for 37 years at Wasatch and Provost schools. A master teacher, Emma Lou used her expertise in learning theory and motivation to help children become competent. She loved children and to help them succeed. She was recognized by her peers for outstanding ability in the teaching of reading and language development. Active in Delta Kappa Gamma, NEA, UEA, and PEA, she served in numerous capacities in these organizations. She has sung with several singing groups, most recently with her ward choir. She married A. LeRoy Swensen in the Salt Lake Temple. They shared a rich life together centered on devotion to each other and a shared love of music and travel. He passed away in April 1988. Emma Lou served in all the auxiliaries in the LDS Church at the stake and ward level. A great joy has been serving at the Provo Temple two days a week for the past 10 years. She is survived by the families of her two sisters and one aunt: Lee and DyAnn Smoot and children Chandler and William (Provo); Rod and Mary Alice Roylance and children Jenifer, Sarah Rose, Jessica, and granddaughter Cora Lynn (Springville); and Elma Shipp Hewitt (Provo). Her parents and a brother, Clarence Vernon Davis Jr., also preceded her in death. Funeral was held Monday, July 12, 1999, in Provo, Utah. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Cemetery in Salt Lake City. [Provo Daily Herald, July 11, 1999]

DeFriez, Bruce Curtis

DeFriez, Bruce Curtis
Orem, Utah US

Bruce and Halley DeFriez

Class of 1952. Bruce DeFriez. Chorus. ~ ~ ~ ~ Bruce Curtis DeFriez was born on February 9, 1932 in Orangeville, Emery County, Utah. His parents were Arthur DeFriez and Laura Curtis DeFriez. Arthur and Laura had seven children, including the following four: Shirley Defriez Christensen (1925 - 2003), Dorothy Romine Defriez (1926 - 1926), Bruce Curtis Defriez (1932 - 1986), and Dixie DeFriez Cardall (1939 - 2011). Bruce graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1952. Bruce married Halley Margene Hunsaker (1935 - 1983) on February 21, 1959, in Provo, Utah. She died on June 17, 1983 in Provo. Her interment: East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery in Provo. Bruce C. DeFriez died on April 16, 1986 in Orem, Utah. His interment: also East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, Provo, Utah.

Dunford, Kent Charles

Dunford, Kent Charles
3616 Hillside Lane
Salt Lake City, Utah 84109-4011 US

Kent and Carolyn Dunford
  • Home: (801) 277-0149

Class of 1952. Kent Charles Dunford. Basketball, Baseball, Tennis State Doubles Champ, Lettermen, Ski Club, Skating Club, Chorus, Bookkeeping Team, Type Team. Married Carolyn Barlow, BYH Class of 1956. Lived in Provo, Utah where he attended B.Y. High School. Kent [BYH Class of 1952] and Carolyn Barlow married after having met playing tennis with mutual friends two years earlier. He became a seminary teacher in Copperton, Utah. After two years and the birth of their first son, they pursued pursuing further degrees, Kent a master’s degree and myself a bachelor’s. Kent accomplished his goal at the University of Colorado where he opened a new Institute building and program along with getting a Master’s degree in American History. During this time they were back and forth to Provo and Carolyn graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education just before their fourth child was born. During the next few years they moved to San Diego, Provo and then to Salt Lake, pursuing degrees and teaching. They settled in Salt Lake in 1967 where the last of their six children were born. They are Garth Barlow Dunford, Charles Isaac Dunford, Julie Dunford Pond, Gregory Joel Dunford, Shelley Hardy Dunford and Paul Harold Dunford. All married now with many children to their credit. After experiencing a trip to Israel in 1971, they fell in love with travel and led several tours to Europe and back to Israel during the next few years. The highlight came when they were asked to return to Israel and teach for the winter and spring term in 1981. This they did with their children and had a marvelous experience together. Since that time they have been able to return to Israel and teach the spring and summer terms for many years. During the last ten years the Dunford family moved to Chicago, Boston and Honolulu where Kent served in the Church Education System. Carolyn was employed by CES, a real estate office and Cambridge College. At the end of their teaching career they spent a year as missionaries serving at the Institute in Honolulu and the Church College in Hawaii. @2010

Earl, Richard Corbell

Earl, Richard Corbell
Malheur, Oregon US

Dick Earl

Class of 1952. Richard Earl. Football, Track, Lettermen, Athletic Manager, Band, Thespians, Y'ld Cat Newspaper, Photography Club. Richard Earl, Class of 1952, was killed in a hunting accident in 1954. He was hunting with friends, pulled his shotgun out of the car barrel first, the trigger caught, and the shotgun discharged. He was shot in the stomach, and apparently died instantly. ~ ~ ~ ~ Richard Corbell Earl was born on May 29, 1934 in Spanish Fork, Utah. His parents were Frank J. Earl and Fern LaVieve Huish Earl [in another place parents are listed as Charles T. Corbell and Dora Coates Corbell]. Richard Corbell Earl died on December 29, 1954 in Malheur, Oregon. Interment, Provo City Cemetery, Utah.

Engleman, Jacqueline Fae

Engleman, Jacqueline Fae
Ogden, Utah US

Jacque and Roger Stireman

Class of 1952. Jacqueline F. Engleman. Chorus, Notre Maison, Fauvines, Shorthand Club. Married Roger Stireman. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Jacqueline Fae Engleman Stireman passed away peacefully on August 20, 2008 after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. Jacqueline was born April 7, 1934 in Boise, Idaho to Cecil and Thursa Engelman. She moved with her family to Provo in 1943 where she attended Farrer Junior High, and B.Y. High School, where she graduated in 1952. She was active in Job's Daughters and later became Bethel Guardian of Bethel #15 in Clearfield. In 1958 she married Loren Roger Stireman. Together they have three children and three grandchildren. The family moved to Layton in 1970 where both Jacque and Loren worked at Hill Air Force Base. Jacque retired in 1994 and later became a snowbird, enjoying winters in Mesa, Arizona. Jacque was an avid gardener and enjoyed trailering as well as many hobbies including watercolor painting at which she excelled. She is survived by her husband Roger, daughter Marci (Esparza) of Sandy, son Matthew of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, daughter Mikan (Gosuico) of Sacramento, California, grandchildren Kelsy (Bingham) of Ogden, Utah, Zachary of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Kasey (Gosuico), and sister Celia (Snelson) of Springville, Utah. Graveside services were held Saturday, August 23rd at Murray City Cemetery, 5600 S. Vine Street. The family suggested donations to Rocky Mountain Hospice, 5250 South Commerce Drive, Murray, Utah 84107 [Provo Daily Herald, August 22, 2008].

Goodwin, Robert H.
1918 Avenue B.
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501 US

Bob Goodwin
  • Work: 712-322-2903

Class of 1952. Robert H. (Bob) Goodwin. Football, Band, Chorus. Email sent to bounced back. @2007

Hafen, Irene
4073 N. Foothill Drive
Provo, Utah 84604 US

Irene (and Edwin) Gibbs
  • Work: (801) 281-0541

Class of 1952. Irene Hafen. Band, Chorus, Photography Club, Notre Maison, Shorthand Club, Thespians. She married Edwin G. Gibbs. HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: Beloved father, husband, brother and friend, Edwin Godbe Gibbs, passed away October 5, 2004 of natural causes. Edwin was born February 7, 1922 in Salt Lake City to Mary Godbe and Lauren Worthen Gibbs. He married Irene Hafen June 4, 1960 in Provo, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple. Edwin graduated from East High School and served in the Army during World War II. Following his service Edwin earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah and worked in municipal finance, playing a key role in the financing of Lehi's swimming pool. Edwin was well known in the community as someone who would provide legal services to those in need. Edwin was instrumental in a plan that moved surplus military buildings from Brigham City to Little Cottonwood Canyon, thus creating the Alta Peruvian Lodge, his home for over 20 years. His family continues to enjoy the stories of deep powder and steaming swimming pools that were the mainstay of those years. By gathering and photographing snowflakes on a piece of black velvet, Edwin designed the Alta Peruvian Lodge symbol that later became the famous "Alta Snowflake" logo. After selling the lodge in 1970, Edwin moved his family to Lehi, Utah. Edwin loved to play. He was well known for his "bus camper" -- the hamburgers he cooked during ward campouts -- and his soft-serve ice cream machine. Edwin supported his sons in the Boy Scouts by attending and hosting numerous scout trips. He loved skiing (snow and water), boating, bow hunting, fishing, duck hunting, and camping with his family. Edwin is survived by his wife of 44 years, Irene, and eight children, Dena (Jim) Smith of Lehi; Lauren (Ruthann) Gibbs of Murray; Edwin (Bonnie) Gibbs of Round Valley; Michael (Carol) Gibbs of Enoch; Bradley (Kristin) Gibbs of Riverton; Cortney (Lori) Gibbs of Boise, Idaho; Heather (MacKay) Jones of Salt Lake City; Preston Gibbs of Murray; 27 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers William G. Gibbs and Peter G. (Mimi) Gibbs of Salt Lake City and one sister, Mary Adele Monson of Bountiful. Interment, American Fork City Cemetery with military honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. [Deseret News, Thursday, October 7, 2004.] @2007

Hardy, Lyman L.
28320 Landau Blvd
Cathedral City, California 92234-3507 US

Lyman Hardy

Class of 1952. Lyman Hardy. Baseball, Track, Supreme Court Judge, Chorus, French Club, Ski Club, Beaux Arts Club. [Alternate contact info: Lyman Hardy, (760) 340-9046 - Palm Desert, California 92260] Lyman's brother, Lynn Hardy, is also a member of the BYH Class of 1952, but they are not twins. @2007 [Note: email sent to is being returned; invalid recipient. @April 2008] ~ ~ ~ ~ Lyman L. Hardy 28320 Landau Blvd, Cathedral City CA 92234-3507 @June 2017. ~ ~ ~ OTHER: 84-year-old Lyman L. Hardy lives in Carmichael, California. Other places in which Lyman has lived are Lincoln, California and Citrus Heights, California. @June 2017

Hardy, Lynn Reynolds

Hardy, Lynn Reynolds
Palm Springs, California US

Lynn Hardy

Class of 1952. Lynn R. Hardy [male]. Lynn's brother, Lyman Hardy, is also a member of the BYH Class of 1952, but they are not twins. Lynn is one year older than Lyman. ~ ~ ~ ~ Lynn Reynolds Hardy. Palm Springs, CA, Sedona, AZ, Cathedral City, CA, Sacramento, CA, Fair Oaks, CA. Possible relatives: Patricia Hardy, Marcia Hardy, Lorene Hutchins, Juanita Hardy @2009 ~ ~ ~ ~ Juanita P. Hardy, 112 Sherri Ln, Oceanside CA 92054-5327. Residents: Juanita P. Hardy, Lynn R. Hardy, M. Hutchins [2009] ~ ~ ~ ~ Social Security Death Index: Lynn Reynolds Hardy, born September 2, 1932, in Utah. Died February 7, 2008, age 76. Last Place of Residence: Palm Springs, Riverside County, California. @2008

Hayward, Margaret
1809 North 2050 West
Provo, Utah 84604-1126 US

Margaret [and Bruce] Taylor
  • Work: 801-375-8560

Class of 1952. Margaret Hayward. Senior Class Vice President. Chorus, Notre Maison, Fauvines Vice President, Yld Cat Newspaper. Married Bruce Taylor, BYH Class of 1951, dentist in Reno, Nevada. [He is now deceased]. Margaret has served as secretary of the BYH Class of 1952 reunion committee several times.

Heisch, Terelle
[Last known address]
2065 15th Avenue Apt. 6
Sacramento, California 98522 US

Terelle Terry

Class of 1952. Terelle Heisch. Thespians, Beaux Arts Club Vice President, Assistant Librarian. She married _______ Terry. ~ ~ ~ ~ RX EXPRESS -- Terelle Terry -- Sacramento, California. [Published on: November 28, 2004] ~ ~ Terelle Terry has a different moniker for the "RX Express" - she calls it the "Overground Railroad." The appellation, borrowed from the Underground Railroad that helped slaves escape to Canada before the Civil War, fits Terelle's persona: It incorporates both her knowledge of history and her activist inclinations. Terelle, 70, has fought for change all her life. She sees health care reform as one of the major issues facing Californians. She is only too happy to be riding the rails to Canada on a mission that eventually will smash through the wall of greed and corruption that barricades Californians from receiving the health care they need and deserve. Terelle has a personal reason as well for making the journey. She has osteoporosis, and has broken both arms as a result. "Not at the same time, thank goodness," she says. "I want to prevent more breaks. Many people break their hips, which may result in permanent disability, even death." Terelle also is on a fixed income ("It isn't fixed," she says; "it's a shrinking income" because it stays the same while everything else goes up) and has been unable to afford a crucial prescription drug. She hopes to get that medication in Canada, at $53 for a one-month supply. It would cost $100 here. Terelle, an articulate, well-read and humorous woman, comes from a family that has been in California since the gold rush. She took a detour herself to Utah, but came back to the Golden State. She has a B.A. in anthropology from Sacramento State University, and has taught, written for newspapers and magazines, and worked for the Departments of Rehabilitation, Consumer Affairs and Corrections. "I've had a lot of different jobs," she says in an understatement. She retired five years ago. She has three daughters, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. If the resume leaves you gasping for air, it becomes all the more surprising when you consider that Terelle contracted polio when she was 12, in 1946. It, and her other ailments, clearly didn't keep her from living a full life, but "it slowed me down a lot," Terelle says. She tires easily, and has a partially paralyzed right leg. Like many people, Terelle would just as soon not take any medications at all, and tries to stay healthy through exercise and diet. But her illnesses finally got to the point where she decided that "I really had to take something." Her doctor prescribed miacalcin. Terelle was ready to partake - until she saw the price tag: $100. "I couldn't afford it," she says. ... Terelle, who has been "guilty of civil disobedience" in the past, participated in demonstrations and is a member of the Grey Panthers, says people must act. "We need to do this," she says. She quotes Savonarola, who said "unless an idea is imbued with action, it doesn't really exist." Californians must come to understand that it is cheaper to extend health care to all than it is to keep the present system, Terelle says. There are numerous steps the government can take, including bulk purchasing of prescription drugs, and not putting up with advertising by pharmaceuticals. "The single biggest benefit would be to stop (them) from advertising," she says. "They're spending billions." "This is inextricably linked with politics," she adds. She says Californians should support legislation... "There has been an assault on the elderly, the poor, the disabled and the middle class," Terelle says, but she adds that it can be turned around. ... California, Terelle notes, is the cutting edge of American culture. The disability movement started here, and resulted in the Americans with Disabilities Act. If California reforms its health care, it may lead the nation to fair health care, not just for the rich, but fair care for all, Terelle believes.

Hendrickson, Kent [G. Kent]

Hendrickson, Kent [G. Kent]
St. George, Utah US

Kent and Lorna Hendrickson

Class of 1952. G. Kent Hendrickson. Senior Class Vice President. Secretary of State. Football, Baseball, Chorus, Y'ld Cat Newspaper. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: St. George, Utah -- G. Kent Hendrickson, age 68, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2003, in St. George, Utah. He was born on August 23, 1934, in Payson, Utah, to George Welton Hendrickson and Jean Mendenhall Hendrickson. He married Lorna Anderson, March 3, 1955, in the Manti Utah Temple. Kent's early years were spent in Eureka, Elsinore, Payson, and Provo, Utah. He graduated from BY High School in 1952 and attended Brigham Young University. Most recently, Kent was a small business owner in downtown St. George, Utah. He is survived by his wife and children whom he dearly loved: Bryce Kent (Sandra Johnstone) Hendrickson, Lynne ( Douglas B.) Hendrickson Moore, Mark W. (Holly McArthur) Hendrickson, and Suzette (Andrew G.) Hendrickson McBride. He was the proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Blaine E. Hendrickson and Boyd W. Hendrickson. Funeral services were held Monday, May 19, 2003, in St. George, Utah. Interment, Tonaquint Cemetery. The family would prefer that memorial contributions be sent to Primary Children's Medical Center Foundation in Salt Lake City, 100 North Medical Dr., Salt Lake City, Utah 84113. [Provo Daily Herald, May 18, 2003]

Henrie, Norma

Henrie, Norma
Orem, Utah US

Norma and Kenneth Tucker

Class of 1952. Norma Henrie. French Club, Shorthand Club, Shorthand Team, Secretary of Correspondence. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her father, Jerald Henrie, was born on June 29, 1903 in Manti, Sanpete, Utah. He died on Christmas Day, December 25, 1990. His interment, Provo, Utah, Utah. Her mother was Laura Frances Tucker. Her parents were married on July 25, 1933 in Manti, Sanpete, Utah. Laura F. Tucker was born on October 10, 1905 in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah. She died on July 25, 1996 in Provo, Utah, Utah. Her interment, Provo, Utah. Jerald Henrie and Laura F. Tucker had the following children: 1. Norma Henrie [BYH Class of 1952], born August 9, 1934, Provo, Utah. 2. Jeraldeen Henrie, born November 12, 1936, Manti, Utah. 3. George Ray Henrie, born July 5, 1939, Manti, Utah. 4. Merilyn Henrie, born April 1, 1944, Provo, Utah. 5. Francis Ann Henrie, born July 14, 1945, died 1960, both in Provo, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Norma Henrie attended BYU for two years. Married Nick Rokich, div. Married Kenneth N. Tucker. @2001 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Norma Henrie Tucker, our sweet angel wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, slipped peacefully into the arms of her Heavenly Father on August 8, 2011 while surrounded by family at Utah Valley Hospital. Born August 9, l934 in Manti, Utah, Norma was the oldest of five children born to wonderful parents, Jerald and Laura Henrie. Her family included a brother, Ray Henrie, and three sisters, Jerry Henrie Simpson, Merilyn Henrie Olsen and she was preceded in death by Frances Henrie. She was educated at Brigham Young High School and LDS Business College, where she excelled in secretarial science. She became a secretary at Fort Douglas where she met and married Nick Rokich. They were married for 35 years and later divorced and remained good friends. They are the proud parents of Gibson and Kandi Rokich and Ron and Nicki Rokich Benoit. Norma was executive secretary at Thiokol, Hercules and director of Project Read at Provo Public Library where she wrote government grants and blessed the lives of many adults, teaching them to read. She met and married Ken Tucker on Aug. 27, l994. They enjoyed music, poetry, nature and just spending time together in their beautiful garden. Norma is best known for her sweetness, acts of kindness, generosity and her perfect poem for every occasion.. She is a member of the LDS Church and wrote beautiful poems about her Heavenly Father, family and nature. Her life-long dream was fulfilled when her book of poetry was published. One of Norma's greatest blessings were her grandchildren: Tasha, Derek, Nicholas, Neil, Torrey, and Madison. Great Grandchildren include: Chancey & Tryloglie. Her death leaves a void in our lives and we will miss her kind and gentle nature, but we are so happy to have her free of pain and to be enjoying the company of her loved ones who have gone before. The family would like to express gratitude to the kind caregivers at Beehive Rest Home and doctors, nurses and hospice at Utah Valley Hospital. Funeral Services will be held Sat. Aug. l3, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at Windsor 1st ward, 1505 North 145 East, Orem,Utah. Visiting with family, friends and neighbors will be one hour prior to services. Contributions can be made in Norma's name to Project Read at Provo Public Library. Online condolences may be sent to the family at [Provo Daily Herald, Thursday, August 11, 2011]

Holland, James
89 East 400 North
Monroe, Utah 84754 US

James Holland

Class of 1952. James Holland. Chorus.

Houghton, William W

Houghton, William W
Payson, Arizona US

Bill and Kay Houghton

Class of 1952. William W "Bill" Houghton [no period after W]. Thespians, Band, Chorus, Skating Club, Photography Club, Y'ld Cat Newspaper. ~ ~ ~ ~ Enlisted in the US Air Force on March 3, 1953. He served in many specialties including Photography, Aircraft Maintenance, Missile Electronic Maintenance, and Telemetry Analysis of ICBM test launches. He spent time in Japan, England, Korea and many locations around the United States. Ended his career at Vandenberg AFB, California. He retired as a CMSGT on December 1, 1980. He went to work for Martin Marietta at Vandenberg AFB in September 1980, doing assembly, test and launching of Peacekeeper ICBMs and Titan Booster rockets, putting recon satellites into orbit. He retired from Lockheed Martin Aerospace on January 31, 1998. His eternal companion, Mary Sue Nance, passed away from cancer after 45+ years on May 31, 2000. He later married Kay Ann Bowers on February 17, 2001. They served as Temple ordinance workers at the Los Angeles Temple and the Provo Temple for almost four years. They served a Church Service Mission from May 2005 to Nov 2006 in the Los Angeles California Mission, in the Los Angeles Regional Family History Center. He then served in the Payson Arizona Military Honor Guard, and as a Manzanita Ward Family History Consultant. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: William Wells Houghton, Jr., passed away at 2 p.m. December 21, 2016 at home, with his wife, Kay Ann, at his side. Bill, son of William W. Houghton and Donna A. Mickelson, was born in Eureka, Utah, on June 28, 1934. He graduated from Brigham Young High School, Provo, Utah in the Class of 1952. He enlisted in the US Air Force on March 3, 1953. He served 28 honorable years and retired as a CMSGT at Vandenberg AFB in California. During his military career, he performed in numerous fields including Photography, Aircraft Maintenance, and Electronic Maintenance on the country's ICBM Missile Force. After the military, Dad went to work for Martin Marietta (which changed to Lockheed Martin) at Vandenberg AFB in September 1980, doing assembly, test and launching of Peacekeeper ICBMs and Titan Booster rockets, putting recon satellites into orbit. He retired from Lockheed Martin on January 31, 1998. His wife of 45+ years, Mary Sue Nance, preceded him in death after a short battle with cancer on May 31, 2000. Dad later married Kay Ann Bowers on February 17, 2001. Together, Kay Ann and Bill traveled the world and enjoyed their years together. They went on a Church Family History mission in Los Angeles, California from May 2005 to November 2006. His love of family history research was well-known throughout his adult life. Dad also served on the Payson, Arizona Military Honor Guard for numerous years. Bill is survived by his wife, Kay Ann, his four children: Kristianne (Michael) Sides of Los Angeles, California; William (Brenda) Houghton III of Ocala, Florida; John (Debbie) Houghton of Gilbert, Arizona; and Kathleen (Robert) Hendricks of Orcutt, California. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Bill's funeral will be held 11 a.m. at the LDS Church, 913 S. Ponderosa St., Payson, Arizona, with a luncheon following. Graveside services will be Friday, December 30, 2016, at the Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery, Lompoc, California [Provo Daily Herald, December 26, 2016]

Hughes, Jean (Mary Jean)

Hughes, Jean (Mary Jean)
Davis, Oklahoma US

Jean and Dick Deel

Class of 1952. Jean Hughes. Chorus, Shorthand Club, Fauvines. Married Homer Richard "Dick" Deel. Jean Hughes was born on August 31, 1934. She died on October 24, 2000 in Davis, Oklahoma. ~ ~ ~ ~ Birth: August 31, 1934, Provo, Utah. Death: October 24, 2000, Salt Lake City, Utah. HER OBITUARY: Mary Jean Hughes Deel. Our beloved sister and friend Jean Hughes Deel died peacefully in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 24, 2000. She was born the eldest of five children to Rex and Betty Hughes in Provo, Utah. Jean graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1952. After completing her education, she pursued her teaching career throughout Utah and Wyoming. She was much loved by her students. Subsequent to her career and marriage, Jean chose to remain in Davis, Oklahoma, where she continued her commitment to assist in helping build a new library for the town. She also worked in the local Wal-Mart where she made many new friends and touched the hearts of everyone she encountered. While being treated at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, she continued to receive countless loving letters from her many friends and colleagues in the Oklahoma area – a testament to her enduring positive effect on all who knew her. She is survived by her sisters, Suzanne Hughes Elder, Kathryne (Kate) Hughes, her brother and wife, James D. Hughes and Raquel C. Hughes, and adoring nephews and nieces. The family wishes to express special thanks to the caring staff of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah Hospital, and Radiation Oncology Department at St. Marks Hospital. Jean's family requests that in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-5550 in her name. Arrangements were under the direction of Independent Funeral Service. [The Davis (Oklahoma) News on November 1, 2000] ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: Homer Richard "Dick" Deel. Birth: May 19, 1926, Dougherty Murray County, Oklahoma. Death: March 3, 2004 Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma. CPTR, US Navy, World War II Graveside services for Homer Richard Deel, 77, Sulphur, Oklahoma were held Saturday, March 6, 2004, at 1:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery with Father Ray Ackerman officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home. Born May 19, 1926 in Dougherty, Oklahoma, to Homer Deel and Lela Deel, he died Wednesday, March 3, 2004 in Sulphur, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean; his parents and a sister, Rosa Lee Beck. An electrician by trade, Mr. Deel was affiliated with the Catholic Church. He grew up and attended school in Dougherty and Sulphur and lived in several areas before returning to Sulphur. A veteran of WWII, Mr. Deel installed lights on oil rigs. He is survived by a son, Richard Dean Deal, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a sister, Joyce Mabry, Davis, Oklahoma. Parents: Homer Deel (1899 - 1987) & Lela Mae Davidson Deel (1903 - 1990). Spouse: Mary Jean Hughes Deel (1934 - 2000) Siblings: LeJoyce Mae Deel Mabry (1925 - 2005), Homer Richard Deel (1926 - 2004), Rosalie Deel Beck (1937 - 2002). Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery, Sulphur, Murray County Oklahoma, Military section. Source

Jacobsen, Cosette

Jacobsen, Cosette
8765 South State Rd
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660 US

Cosette and Clifford Corless
  • Work: 801-423-1936

Class of 1952. Cosette Corless. Fauvines, Chorus, Notre Maison Sweetheart, Shorthand Club, Junior Class Secretary. Married Clifford Corless, BYH Class of 1950.

Jones, Joan [JoAnn]
PO Box 397
Cedar City, Utah 84721 US

Joan and Robert Middleton
  • Work: 435-586-2580

Class of 1952. JoAnn Jones [sometimes spelled Joan]. Chorus, Notre Maison. Her parents: Shadrach Cannon Jones and Ella Harris Jones, married April 13, 1926 in Nephi, Utah. Their children: Harris Jones, BYH Class of 1945; Ella Montez (Monty) Jones, BYH Class of 1946 (married Charles Frederick Pulham); James Allen Jones (twin), BYH Class of 1949; Robert E. Jones (twin), also BYH Class of 1949 (married Joan); and JoAnn Jones, BYH Class of 1952 (married Robert Middleton). (This may not be a complete list of their children.)

Jorgenson, Jean

Jorgenson, Jean
1381 Box Canyon Road
San Jose, California 95120 US

Jean and Kent Pedersen
  • Work: 408-554-4538
  • Toll Free: 408-554-4000

Class of 1952. Jean Jorgenson. Notre Maison. Also Faculty & Staff, 1955-56, Mathematics. Married Kent A. Pedersen on May 31, 1956 and we have two children, Chris Pedersen (married Suzanna Shurtleff) and Jennifer Pedersen Hooper (married Richard Hooper). ~ ~ ~ ~ Jean taught mathematics at BY High School during the 1955-56 school year. She is now professor of Mathematics & Computer Science at Santa Clara University. @2006 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Jean Pedersen passed away on January 1, 2016, at the age of 81. She was a professor at Santa Clara University until her retirement, and she was a member of the MAA for 49 years. Pedersen was known for her research, writing and speaking on polyhedral geometry, combinatorics, and number theory, and with Peter Hilton, Pedersen co-authored A Mathematical Tapestry: Demonstrating the Beautiful Unity of Mathematics. For the MAA, she served on the Spectrum editorial board, and she was awarded the Golden Section’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997. Much more information about her life and career can be found on this page of remembrances from Santa Clara University. There is also a wonderful photograph of Pedersen posted on the SCU web site. ~ ~ ~ ~ ADDITIONAL TRIBUTE: Jean Pedersen It is very sad and unusual to lose an active member of the faculty during the academic year, and so I acknowledge the passing of Jean Pedersen of our department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Jean arrived at Santa Clara in 1972 and made this her academic home. Jean was a popular professor and the author of 214 research papers, reviews and pedagogical works, 13 books, 3 translations, and 8 videos. She touched many lives, as I heard at her funeral from her departmental colleagues and from present students and alumni. As a member of our Santa Clara family, we remember her with deep appreciation. .... It is with sadness that I announce the death of longtime math professor Jean Pedersen, who died on January 1 with her family by her side. Our hearts go out to Professor Pedersen's children, Jenni and Chris, for such a loss, and one so soon after their father's passing. Professor Pedersen was a true pillar of the University and of its math department. Known for her kindness in welcoming newcomers to the University and her collegiality among her fellow faculty, she had a great love for Santa Clara University and a passion for teaching math. Professor Pedersen began her teaching career at Santa Clara in 1966 when she became the first woman to teach mathematics here. She later became the first woman to be granted tenure in the Mathematics Department. A published author, guest lecturer for numerous professional programs and associations, and generous member of the University community, she modeled the best of the teaching scholar. Santa Clara University has lost a leading light in Professor Pedersen, and while we mourn her loss, we remember the great gift of her life. .... Jean J. Pedersen, a long-time professor of mathematics at Santa Clara, died on New Year’s Day 2016 in a Los Gatos hospital after a long series of medical problems. She was born into a family in Provo, Utah; her father was an ophthalmologist, her mother a teacher. She had a younger brother who became an architect in Seattle, and a son and daughter, Chris a Silicon Valley engineer and Jennifer, who teaches mathematics at Utah Valley University in Orem. She had six grandchildren. Jean attended college at Brigham Young University where, given the culture of that time, she majored initially in home economics, only later discovering the beauty of mathematics. So thus motivated when she moved to the University of Utah at Salt Lake City for graduate study, she switched to mathematics. Ultimately she wrote a thesis on algebra under the direction of E. Allen Davis, a well-known mathematician at the University. There she had as a student in one of her classes, an engineering major, Kent Pedersen, whom she later married. Soon after their marriage and Kent’s accepting a position at IBM, they moved to San Jose where they remained. Kent died roughly one year before Jean’s death. After starting a family, Jean joined the Santa Clara University mathematics faculty initially teaching only part-time. Proving herself to be such a spectacularly good teacher, she was transferred to being full-time and eventually to the rank of full professor by 1996. Under the guidance of the legendary mathematician and teacher, George Polya, at Stanford University and later a long series of collaborations with the internationally known British topologist, Peter J. Hilton, Jean performed mathematical research, writing and speaking on polyhedral geometry, combinatorics,and number theory. Hilton had held positions at Oxford, Cambridge, Case Western Reserve, and Cornell, and had been one of the mathematicians that cracked the enigma code at Bletchley Park, led by Alan Turing. Pedersen’s list of publications runs to 214 research papers, reviews and pedagogical works, 13 books, 3 translations, and 8 videotapes. Others await publication. She was eventually to become an Erskine Fellow at the University of Christ Church in New Zealand, a repeated visitor at the University of Capetown in South Africa, and a repeated short-term visitor at the Forschungs Institut für Mathematikc at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule/Zurich. A populist lecturer, Jean was often asked to speak at meetings from departmental colloquia to regional meetings to international congresses. These talks spread from the Bay Area to Australia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Kuala Lumpur, Delft, Haifa, and many other locations. These presentations often led to collaborators in mathematics (Glenn Appleby, Astrid Bonning, James H. Foster, Walter Gross, Michael Hendy, Bruce Love, Larry Somer, Jurgen Stigter, Tibor Tarnai, Byron Walden, Hans Walser, Tamsen Whitehead); in mathematics education (Franz O. Armbruster, Diane Mendence, E. Allen Davis, Derek Holton, George Polya, Peter Ross, Martin Gardner); general mathematics (Youseff Alavi, Ronald Graham) and algebra (Tibor Tarnai, Carlos Sequin). Jean was a member of numerous MAA and Association of Women in Mathematics, was a one-time member of the Editorial Board of Mathematics Magazine, and was a pioneer director of a “Women and Mathematics” lecture series to attract women into mathematics majors. She was the advisor of our own chapter of AWM. Jean always gave people the impression that being on the mathematics faculty, as teacher, advisor, and friend, was a profession that is just as good as it gets. And as members of the faculty in mathematics at Santa Clara, having Jean as a colleague, we feel that that’s just as good as it gets! Source

Kanahele, Kauana
[Last known address]
55-127 Naupaka St.
Laie, Hawaii 96762-1130 US

Kauana and Leroy Pukahi
  • Work: (808) 293-2181

Class of 1952. Kauana Kanahele. Chorus. Married Leroy Pukahi. Kauana Kanahele Pukahi, Laie, Hawaii, has three daughters and two grandchildren. She still has a beautiful singing voice. Her parents: Clinton J. Kanahele, and Agnes Sanford Kanahele, both deceased. Children of Clinton J. Kanahele, Sr., and Agnes Sanford Kanahele: Six sons: Clinton Joshua Kanahele, Jr., Daniel Kelii Kanahele, George Kanahele, Albert Kanahele, Ashley Kanahele and Henry Kanahele; Seven daughters: Winona Kanahele Jensen, Thelma Kanahele Sorensen, Eleanor Kanahele Locey, Ruth [Leialoha] Kanahele Iversen, Abigail [Jamsie]Kanahele Lindholm, Laura Kanahele Keawe-Aiko [or Aiko], and Kauana Kanahele Pukahi. [Note: Do not confuse Kauana Kanahele Pukahi with Kauana Kanahele Jackson of Henderson, Nevada, a niece of the Kauana Kanahele of BYH.]

Keeler, Ellen Elaine

Keeler, Ellen Elaine
Orem, Utah US

Ellen and Barry Thompson

Class of 1952. Ellen Keeler. Student Body Vice President. Chorus, French Club President, Fauvines, Thespians, Cabinet. Her parents: Daniel Mandeville Keeler and Virginia Christensen Keeler. Their children: Jennie Keeler Austin of Tempe, Arizona; Colleen Keeler Jones (J. Elroy) of Salt Lake City; and Ellen Keeler Thompson (Barry) [BYH Class of 1952] of Orem, Utah. They had two sons, Daniel Albert Keeler (Felicia Fourie), who died in 1999; and Phillip Fairbanks Keeler [BYH Class of 1956] who died in 1981. @2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: 1934 — 2018. Ellen Elaine Keeler Thompson, age 84, of Orem, graduated from life and joined her sweetheart of 60 years on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Ellen was born on May 1, 1934, in Provo, Utah, to Daniel M. and Virginia Christensen Keeler. She grew up in Provo, as a member of a close and loving family. Ellen’s parents were her adored mentors, and her siblings were her dear friends and greatest cheerleaders throughout her life. Ellen graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1952. She attended BYU, enjoying academics, performing with and directing the Cougarettes, and participating in student government. She served as student body vice president during her senior year. After graduation Ellen worked for NBC in New York City, where she met her sweetheart, Ivan Barry Thompson. They were sealed in the Manti Temple on 3 January 1958. Over the years, she and Barry made their home in New York City, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Tulsa and Orem. Ellen took her stewardships as a wife and a mother of eight children as her top priorities in life. Music was one of Ellen’s greatest joys from childhood until her last days. She performed in choirs and small groups, wrote music, and directed choirs. She was a talented writer, authoring a plethora of poems, scripts, church programs, and family history pieces. She will be remembered for the countless notes, letters and cards that she wrote to encourage friends and family members. Family history and temple work were lifetime passions. Ellen’s greatest attribute was her compassion for those in need, and desire to reach out in friendliness and kindness to people wherever she went. She collected friends everywhere she lived and served, and worked to keep those connections over the years. She was a joyful minister to those who struggled. Ellen was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her many church callings focused on music, the Relief Society, and various teaching assignments. She embraced her role as a visiting teacher. With her sweetheart she served as a temple ordinance worker, an MTC service missionary, and a family history consultant. She enjoyed their time working with the BYU Asian Ward. Ellen and Barry served two service missions together--in La Paz, Bolivia and Toronto, Canada. Ellen is survived by her eight children: Douglas (Michele), Kathleen (Todd Skinner), Bradford (Tami), Ginny (Scott Smith), David (Karin), Jonathan (Keeko), Margaret (Steve Willis), and Martha (Michael Johnson); twenty-four grandchildren, almost nine great-grandchildren. A special thanks to the diligence and kindness of Sissy and the caregivers at Cove Point and Brighton Hospice in caring for Mom in her last weeks. We appreciate friends in the Suncrest 5th Ward for their love and watchful care. She really treasured her associations with ward members and everyone she connected with on her missions and callings. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Suncrest 5th Ward Chapel, 140 North 400 West, Orem, Utah. A viewing for friends and family will be held just prior to the service 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the chapel. Burial will be in the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at [Provo Daily Herald, December 12, 2018]

Kerby, Beth
1092 North Dorris Street
Centerville, Utah 84014-1624 US

Beth Kitchen
  • Work: 801-292-0169

Class of 1952. Beth Kerby. Fauvines, Thespians, Debate, Chorus. Married _____ Kitchen.

Law, Nena Flo
PO Box 1
Nephi, Utah 84648-0001 US

Nena Flo Warner
  • Work: 435-623-1939

Class of 1952. Nena Flo Law. Notre Maison President, Fauvine Drummer, Thespians, Band, Chorus, Wildcat Yearbook. Married ______ Warner.

Losee, Warren D. [Bud] (1952)

Losee, Warren D. [Bud] (1952)
Provo, Utah US

Bud Losee

Class of 1952. Bud Losee [Warren D. Losee]. Basketball, Football Captain, Track, Tennis, Lettermen, Chorus. ~ ~ ~ ~ Warren D. "Bud" Losee was born on January 7, 1934 in Tropic, Utah. His parents were Warren Edgar Losee and Mary Permalia Hatch Losee. Bud Losee died on January 5, 2001 in Provo, Utah, at the age of 66. ~ ~ ~ ~ His father graduated from BYU in 1910. His brother, Ferron Clark Losee, served as President of Dixie College in St. George, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Bud Losee had a handyman business.

Loveland, Sterling Gee

Loveland, Sterling Gee
Steamboat Springs, Colorado US

Sterling & Joyce +1 Loveland

Class of 1952. Sterling Loveland. Baseball, Thespians, Chorus, Quill & Scroll, Y'ld Cat Newspaper Sports Editor & Associate Editor, Photography Club, Debate. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Sterling Gee Loveland passed away Friday, January 27, 2017, after a brief illness. Sterling was born November 26, 1934 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Harold “King” Loveland and Jessie Fern McGavin. Sterling was the youngest of their four boys, His older brothers were: Jerry, Dick, and Emerson. He spent his growing-up years in Idaho Falls, Ogden, Logan, and Provo, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1952. He attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a degree in Accounting in 1960. He served a two-and-a-half-year LDS mission to New Zealand, which was one of the highlights of his life. He loved telling, and we loved hearing, the stories of his mission with a few Maori words thrown in for good measure. After his mission, while attending BYU, he met his future wife, Joyce Bullock, on a blind date. They were married on August 14, 1958 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they had five children: Sue Ann, David, Lisa, John and Rebekah. They lived in Provo, Brigham City, Price and Orem, Utah during the next 26 years, with a few years spent in Orange County California as well. Sterling worked at a variety jobs during his career. They ranged from accountant, dairy farmer, insurance sales, city recorder, nursing home administrator, owner and head baker of Loveland Bread, to bus driver and transportation manager. After Joyce’s death in 1987, Sterling met and married Shasta Shipp Hamilton. They were married June 17, 1988. Sterling became a step-dad to Shasta’s three grown children: DaNett, Kurt, and Dana. During their marriage they moved to Glendale, Arizona where they opened and operated Loveland Bread for several years. Shasta passed away on December 31, 2003. After Shasta’s death, Sterling purchased a motor home and enjoyed spending time with the kids and grandkids going on several road trips. In 2012 Sterling moved back to Utah to be closer to his family. He enjoyed living at West Jordan Senior Housing where he made many new friends. After a fall in February 2016, he spent several months in rehab care where he was a staff and resident favorite. He moved to Sunridge Assisted Living in November of 2016. He loved living at Sunridge and celebrated his 82nd birthday there in November with family and friends. Sterling was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a strong testimony. He served in many church callings during his life. He especially enjoyed the time he served as scoutmaster and the years he served as stake clerk. He was a great sacrament meeting speaker and used very few notes. His favorite church calling was when he and Shasta served as nursery leaders for many years. Sterling was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joyce, his wife Shasta, his brothers Jerry and Dick, and his daughter-in-law Jan Loveland. He is survived by his children: Sue Ann (Bryce) Bodily, David (Arva) Loveland, Lisa (Paul) Hammer, John (Dustie) Loveland, Rebekah (Dan) Ames as well as daughter-in-law Melanie Loveland. He is also survived by his brother Emerson (Helen) Loveland, step children DaNett Coy, Kurt (Connie) Coy, and Dana (Roger) Eusebio. He leaves behind 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. His family is grateful for the loving care he received from the staff at Sunridge Assisted Living and Cornerstone Hospice during his illness. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 30, 2017, at the LDS chapel located at 4825 W. 7000 S. West Jordan, UT 84084. Interment, Roy City Cemetery. Source.

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