Class of 1957 H.S.

Class of 1957 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni
Allen, Mary

Allen, Mary
4271 North Vintage Dr.
Provo, Utah 84604-5669 US

Mary Allen & Robert Redd
  • Work: (801) 222-9990

Class of 1957. Mary Allen. Varsity Cheerleader. Soph Vice President, Soph Cheerleader, Debate Region, Legislative Forum Region, Childrens Theater, Seminary Play, Pep Club, Notre Maison, Ski Club, Chorus, Girls State, I Speak for Democracy, Model U.N., Scholarship Award, Junior Prom Committee, Graduation Committee. Married Robert Byron Redd, also BYH Class of 1957.

The Cowboy and the Cheerleader. He came to BY High School from a southern Utah ranch. Blue eyes and a cowboy hat. She was a cheerleader, leaping and thumping, hollering a cheer familiar in those days, "Hold that line." Over in 250A he did not glide out on the dance floor, where Gordon Bullock dipped amazingly. In College Hall when the lights shone on the stage, our cowboy didn't stride out there. He was the one up in the rafters making the lights work. She did notice that downstairs by the rattling lockers he was the one making others laugh. And he was awfully handsome. Maybe he could be taught to dance, she thought. He fetched her for the prom in a pickup truck, bringing a sagebrush corsage. That summer he sent a letter from his ranch, enclosing a horny toad. They went camping, and he made fire out of rocks. He could fix anything with his strong hands, hands that were gentle when they touched. But she was a proud sixteen. No man touched her lips. Then one night in a bus station in Monticello, under his desert stars, the cowboy kissed her with his soft lips. It meant forever, although they didn't know that then. They went their diverse ways, the cheerleader cartwheeling off to a life in the East, the cowboy riding back to his red rock ranch. For twenty-two years they did not meet. She had long given up cheerleading, seeing her BY High days as dust. The school buildings crumbled, glass in shards, gone to the dogs. Then something happened. Brave souls wouldn't allow such a death, willing to be chained in front of a bulldozer first. And the cowboy went to find the cheerleader. She was there. Who was this gentleman in cowboy boots? But the blue eyes. The smile. It was that sexy cowboy. A friend from long ago. They now live up the street from Academy Square, with its polished windows, Internet hookups, a world of cyberspace unimaginable once. Yet the same walls stand. The red roof is restored. And the beehive out front surely remembers students gathering there, a cheerleader swinging her legs from the edge, eating a cone from University Dairy, noticing the boy from southern Utah, thinking he would be nice to know. By Mary Allen Redd, BYH Class of 1957, Provo. [Provo Daily Herald, September 7, 2001.]

Andersen, Todd Gilbert

Andersen, Todd Gilbert
Saratoga Springs, Utah US

Todd and Margy Andersen

Class of 1957. Todd Andersen. Childrens' Theater, Model U.N., Seminary Vice President. [1957 Wildcat yearbook spells last name as both Andersen and Anderson - Andersen is correct.] ~ ~ ~ ~ I graduated in 1957 from BY High. I had completed two quarters at BYU by then. I finished two years there and went on an LDS Mission to the Northwestern States: Washington, Oregon and Alaska, serving in all three states. BYU BES Electrical Engineering 1964. I worked in Ontario, California in Electrical Engineering for one year. I did a year of study in intellectual history at BYU. I married Margy Potter in 1966 in the Manti Temple. She graduated from South High in SLC in 1957, and BYU in Speech and Drama in 1961 -- she also completed a mission in Brazil South Mission. We have two daughters and six sons, now with all married but one, and we have fifteen grandchildren. All of our children but one graduated from BYU. We have lived in Ogden, Chicago, Saratoga and Hollister (California), Provo, Albuquerque, Orem, Salt Lake City and Park City. I continued my career in Electronic Engineering: I am named on two patents, and I published a few technical papers. I worked for Motorola, Wescom, and Intel. In 1975 I founded a retail computer store, one of the first in the nation. Steve Jobs sold some of his first Apple computers there. In the meantime, over a period of 15 years, I wrote and published The Made Whole series: The Gospels, Acts to Revelations, and Genesis. After selling the computer store, I returned to industry and worked 25 years for Philips Semiconductors, the last four years generating device models via the internet from home. After returning again to Utah, I studied scriptwriting and movie making at BYU and more at the U of U. I completed a short documentary on the religious sculpture of D. J. Bawden and an original 20-minute piece entitled The Test of Abraham and Isaac. After the children were raised, Margy completed training in mental health counseling. She worked for the LDS Church, counseling missionaries who returned from missions early due to emotional issues. We submitted our application to serve a mission together and were sent to Sao Paulo for Margy to counsel full-time missionaries, American and Brazilian, throughout Brazil. I have worked in the Sao Paulo Temple, in the CTM (MTC) here and also assist Margy, who is the counselor. We love Brazil and have had a rich and very spiritual experience working here. We will return in September 2007 to Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: August 31, 2007. Todd Gilbert Andersen passed comfortably in his sleep on August 30th, 2007 at LDS Hospital. He was accompanied and survived by his lifetime sweetheart, Margy and his children Rachel, Stin, Nathan, Matthew, Markus, and Zach. He is also survived by his siblings Darian Andersen, Diane Paxton, Patricia Magelby, and Debbie Christensen. Todd was born April 22nd, 1939 in Elsinore, Utah. Todd served LDS missions in the Northwestern States, Brazil, and several local missions. He has written 3 books, produced short films, and worked as both an engineer and small business owner. He spent his life in service to others and God. Services were held on September 3, 2007, at the Park City Kilby Ward building at 2555 Kilby Road, Park City, Utah. Interment, Wasatch Lawn, Salt Lake City, Utah. His memorial site is

Anderson, Lois Blanch

Anderson, Lois Blanch
Midway, Utah US

Lois and Gerald Hayward

Class of 1957. Lois Anderson. 1957 Student Body Vice President. 1956 Student Body Historian. Soph Class Secretary, Chorus, I Speak for Democracy, Model U.N., Commercial Award, Soph Ball Committee, Junior Prom Committee. BYU BA Elementary Education 1961. Married Gerald Hayward, BYH Class of 1956. @2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Lois Blanch Anderson Hayward, 1939-2019. On Saturday, September 28, 2019, our beloved wife, mother and grandmother Lois Blanch Anderson Hayward passed away. Lois was born July 30, 1939, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Leland E. Anderson and Blanch Hunsaker Anderson. Her childhood years were spent in Manti, Utah, the town which she always considered home. Her family moved to Provo, Utah, as she began high school at BY High. She graduated in the BYH Class of 1957. She then went on to attend college at BYU, graduating with honors in Elementary Education. She was a very successful teacher of 3rd and 4th graders for the next seven years at Maeser and Dilworth Elementary while her husband finished school. She married Gerald Lynn Hayward in February, 1961, in the Salt Lake Temple. He was a member of the BYH Class of 1956. Lois’ life was centered around her family and she was devoted to her husband and children. She enjoyed involving herself with her children and grandchildren’s activities. Never a day went by that she didn’t ask on the phone, “Tell me about the kids.” Lois had a passion for making her home a beautiful and serene place. She was a very creative person and put that creativity in everything she touched. She loved reading, doing family history, giving of herself and serving others. Lois was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and most of her life was spent in leading and teaching young women and Relief Society. She was a great example to many people. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Don Anderson; four sisters Shirley Cazier, Sharon Anderson, Helen Thornton and Faye Frazier Shaw. She is survived by her husband, Gerald L. Hayward, son Steven L. Hayward (Tia), daughter Laura Lee Farrer, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 4th, 2019 at 11 AM at the Fort Midway LDS Chapel (1102 S. Center St., Midway). A visitation will be held Thursday, October 3, from 6-8 pm and prior to the Friday service from 9 AM – 10:45 AM. Burial at the Midway Cemetery. Friends and family may visit the online guestbook and share a memory of Lois at The family expressed deep appreciation to Visiting Angels and Donna Barnett who became Lois’ good friend and the staff at Provo Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for their care and concern for her. [Provo Daily Herald, October 1, 2019]

Andrus, Aniene

Andrus, Aniene
Vienna, Virginia US

Aniene Porter

Class of 1957. Aniene Andrus. Wildcat Yearbook Co-Editor & Copy Editor, Junior Class Secretary, Childrens Theater, Quill & Scroll, Pep Club, Notre Maison, Ski Club, Thespians, Chorus, Model U.N., Dave Club Sponsor, Commercial Award, Seminary Secretary, Seminary Play, Soph Ball Committee, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Hop Committee, Graduation Committee. BYU BS Elementary Instruction 1961. She married Blaine Porter, and they have two children. Her parents: James Roman Andrus (Dr. J. Roman Andrus, artist and BYU professor) and Irva Rose Pratt, married July 3, 1933. They had the following children: Roman Raphael (Ray) Andrus [BYH Class of 1952] and MaryAnn Olson Andrus; James Gregory Andrus [BYH Class of 1956] and Joan Morrison Andrus; Alec Veigh Andrus [BYH Class of 1961] and Linda McDonald Andrus; Aniene Andrus [BYH Class of 1957] (twin) Porter; and Aniece Andrus (twin, born on 24 Sep 1939, died on 6 Oct 1939.) ~ ~ ~ ~ HER DEATH NOTICE: Aniene Andrus Porter, age 71, of Vienna, Virginia, passed away December 28, 2010 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 8, 2011 at the Pleasant View 1st Ward Chapel, 650 East Stadium Ave., Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the church from 9-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at [Provo Daily Herald, Thursday, January 6, 2011] ~ ~ ~ ~ A Farewell: Aniene Porter . . . passed away this past week, while in St. Thomas. Aniene had traveled to the Virgin Islands to spend the holidays with her daughter Samantha. To all of us who knew her, it provides some comfort to know that she left this world from the islands that she loved, while spending time with her cherished Samantha. Her last email to us confirmed that she "had a lovely Christmas...." and was about to "step out on the porch and look at some lovely scenery and have a cool drink". January 1, 2011. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Aniene Andrus Porter passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, while visiting her daughter and enjoying her annual retreat to the warm waters of Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. She left while engaged in an adventure, which should not surprise us. She left us too soon, and will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. Aniene was born to Irva Pratt Andrus and James Roman Andrus on September 24, 1939, in Bell, Los Angeles County, California. She and her twin sister Aniece struggled in their birth and Aniece succumbed after 13 days, leaving Aniene to go it alone in a family of brothers. Aniene moved to Provo as a young child with her family when her Dad took a professorship at BYU. She attended elementary school at the BYU Training School, and graduated from BY High School in the Class of 1957. She graduated from BYU with a degree in education. In her early career, she taught elementary school with enthusiasm and love. She married Blaine D. Porter in 1962 and bore two children, Samantha Ann Porter and Marcus Kanoa Porter. They traveled and lived in Hawaii, Africa and Asia during their career with the U.S. State Department. Their home base was at their home in Vienna, Virginia. After 21 years of marriage, Blaine and Aniene divorced. The tapestry of Aniene's life was woven of friendships, responsibilities and adventures, and with remarkable continuity and caring. She collected friends and kept them in her heart and as close as circumstances would allow. "Aniene stories" are the treasured legacy of her family, her friends and her associates. She understood how to persevere when times were hard, strange or ambiguous. She loved to facilitate a better experience for others. Aniene had a gift for drawing others in, and was an "adopted" Mom or family member to many. She loved a celebration, and loved life, and was fun to be with. As an employee in the Economics Department of Virginia Tech University for over 30 years, Aniene shepherded many young scholars through their advanced degrees. She enriched the experiences of students and faculty and added her own special touch to everything she did. Aniene was a partner/owner of "Once Upon a Time" - a world of toys, dolls, books, and other delights. She became an expert buyer and merchant and loved to share the treasures she found with her customers as well as with friends and family. Aniene was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served ward members and the community in kindness throughout her life. Aniene is survived by her children Samantha Porter of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and Marcus (Michelle) Porter and beloved grandson Jordan, of West Chester, Ohio. She is also survived by her brothers Ray (MaryAnn) Andrus and James Gregory (Joan) Andrus both of Provo and Alec (Linda) of Boise, Idaho and many nieces, nephews and their families who loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her twin sister. Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant View First Ward Chapel on 650 East Stadium Avenue in Provo at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 8, 2011. There will be a viewing prior to the funeral from 9:00-10:30 a.m. A memorial service will also be held in Virginia at a later date. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Memorials for Aniene should probably be made to your own causes in your own way. She knew what hers were and would have desired that each of us would know ours. [Provo Daily Herald, Friday, January 7, 2011]

Asay, Sandra

Asay, Sandra
Tempe, Arizona US

Sandy and James Harrison

Class of 1957. Sandra Asay. Interpretive Speech, Childrens Theater, Wildcat Yearbook Photography Secretary, Band, Chorus, Senior Hop Committee. BYU BA Child Development & Family Relations 1962. Married James Harrison. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Sandra Asay Harrison, December 2, 1938 ~ September 8, 2020 (age 81) Our very cherished, loving, Sandra Lou, (Mom, Mumsey) passed to the other side on Tuesday morning September 8, 2020, in peace and comfort, surrounded by loved ones in her daughter’s home. Sandy was born December 2, 1938 in Roosevelt Utah to Bert and Sally Asay. Her younger years were spent in Ogden and American Fork. Her family then moved to Provo where she grew up with her younger sister Kathleen, and later her younger brother Michael. She did all her schooling in Provo. She graduated from B.Y. High School in the Class of 1957. She then attended Brigham Young University. It was while at BYU that Sandy met several special people who became life long friends and a special man who became her husband. After graduation, on June 5, 1962, Sandy married the love of her life, James M. Harrison. They enjoyed a long and joy filled marriage. They lived in several places briefly and then chose Bountiful as the place to raise their children. They ended up with seven children, a large and very happy family. Though busy with raising a family Sandy made time to serve in Church and community as well. The year she served as the Bountiful High School PTA president, her PTA was named the “Best PTA in the State of Utah” by the national PTA Association. She served as the Chairman of the Pennies by the Inch fundraising Executive Committee for the Primary Children’s Medical Center in SLC. At church she enjoyed singing in the choir, and teaching in the Primary, Sunday School, and Relief Society. She served as Primary President, and as an Ordinance Worker in the Bountiful and Mesa Temples. Sandy was talented, creative, and dedicated, and brought that with her into every responsibility she was given. Sandy loved people and found great satisfaction in helping and serving those in need. She always had a list of people to visit, to read to, to make meals for, all while raising seven children and fulfilling her other responsibilities. After the kids were raised, Jim and Sandy moved to “warmer Arizona” where they had old friends and made many more. Some of the family joined them there and several grandchildren were born and raised close by, so they enjoyed that very much. Sandy loved reading to her children and grandchildren and really loved to sing to them and teach them songs. Sandy’s greatest loves were her Savior, her husband, and her family (and BYU football). If Sandy loved you, you had no doubt about it. She was the sweetest, most genuine, loving, caring, and honest person that her family knew. Sandy is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her siblings, and is survived by her children: JB, Sissy (Blake Izatt), Chris (Doug Peterson), Jared (Jackie), Andi (Aaron Raty), Jen (Chad Martin), Jim, and fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren! A viewing was held Saturday morning, September 12, followed by a funeral service at the Bountiful 17th Ward Chapel, 650 E. 2150 S., Bountiful, UT. The service was streamed and is available on the Goff Mortuary Facebook page. Source.

Ashby, John Howard

Ashby, John Howard
30 Northridge Way
Sandy, Utah 84092-4906 US

John and Lenore Ashby
  • Work: (801) 571-6617
  • Home: 801-571-1623

Class of 1957. John Ashby (twin). Wrestling, Chorus, Ski Club, Gun Club. BYU BS Political Science 1967. New President of the Romania Mission, beginning July 1, 2005: John Howard Ashby, 65; Northridge Ward, Sandy Utah Crescent Stake; former high councilor, bishop, ward Young Men president and missionary in the Romania Bucharest and Eastern States missions. Retired owner and president of Intermountain Sports, a Murray Utah motorhome dealer. Former bishop of his ward in the Pepperwood area of Sandy, Utah. Born in Nephi, Utah, to George Marion and Minnie Payne Ashby. John married Lenore Sturdy, and they have seven children. A gospel doctrine teacher, Lenore Ashby served with her husband in the Romania Bucharest Mission, and is a former stake family history center director, Young Women adviser and Relief Society teacher. Born in Chicago, Ill., to Joseph Frederick and Charlotte Martha Dochterman Sturdy. John's twin sister, Karolyn (Kelly) Ashby is a graduate of BYH, also in the Class of 1957. [Note: Email sent to is being returned unopened. @Feb 2007]

Ashby, Karolyn [Kelly]

Ashby, Karolyn [Kelly]
PO Box 152
Sugar City, Idaho 83448-0152 US

Kelly and Brent Strong
  • Work: (208) 356-0354

Class of 1957. Karolyn [Kelly] Ashby (twin). Senior Class Social Chair, Seminary Play, Pep Club, Notre Maison Vice President, Wildcat Yearbook Financial Secretary, Chorus, Senior Hop Committee. Church College of Hawaii [BYU Hawaii] 1960. BYU BS Child Development & Family Relations 1963. Married to Brent M. Strong, Chair of BYUI Foreign Language Department. Ricks College [BYU Idaho] Elementary Education 1992. They were called as mission leaders beginning July 1999: Brent M. Strong, 59, Austria Vienna South Mission; Sugar City 3rd Ward, Sugar City Idaho Stake; stake Sunday School president; former stake president and counselor, counselor in mission presidency, high councilor, bishop, and missionary in the North German Mission; chairman of the Foreign Language Department at Ricks College; received bachelor's degree in German at BYU, master's degree in German from Georgetown University, and doctorate in foreign language education from Ohio State University; born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Marvin Albert Strong Jr. and Reba Pope Strong; married Karolyn Ashby, six children. She is a former stake Primary music leader, counselor in stake Relief Society presidency, ward and branch Primary president, counselor in Relief Society presidency; received bachelor's degree in elementary education from BYU; born in Nephi, Utah, to George Marion and Minnie Payne Ashby. ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate address: Kelly Strong, Rexburg, ID 83440 - (208) 356-0354. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her twin brother is John Howard Ashby, BYH Class of 1957.

Austin, Claudia

Austin, Claudia
Provo, Utah US

Claudia and Don Messick

Class of 1957. Claudia Austin. She married _______ Messick. Her parents: Gregory E. Austin and Elida Jensen Austin, of Provo, married on July 15, 1942 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had two daughters and one son: Dorothy Austin [BYH Class of 1950] (Gail L.) Saltus of Salt Lake City, Utah; Claudia Austin [BYH Class of 1957] Messick (dec.); Gregory Austin, Jr. (dec.) ~ ~ ~ ~ Claudia Austin was born on August 5, 1938 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents were Gregory Edward Kane Austin and Elida Jensen Austin. Claudia Austin Messick died on February 16, 1979. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Funeral services for Claudia Austin Messick, 40, of 2971 N. 250 E., Provo, who died Friday, February 16, 1979, at her home of heart failure, will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Edgemont South LDS Stake Center, 2959 N. Canyon Rd. She was born August 5, 1938 in Salt Lake City, the daughter of Gregory Edward Kane and Elida Jensen Austin. She married Don A. Messick on March 13, 1958 in Monterey, California. The marriage later was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She received her education in Provo City schools and graduated from BY High School in 1957. She attended BYU. Following her marriage she and her husband made their home in Monterey while he was in the service. Later they lived in Washington and Missouri. On his release from active duty they returned to Provo. A member of the 12th Edgemont Ward she has held continuous positions in the MIA as a teacher and executive for 13 years. Her husband serves as a counselor in the Edgemont 12th Ward Bishopric. Survivors include her husband, two sons and three daughters: Kathleen, Michele, Mark Austin, and Melynda Messick, all of Provo, Steven Don Messick, serving an LDS Mission in England, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory E. Austin, Provo, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Castleton, Salt Lake City, a brother and sister, Gregory Edward Austin, Jr., Portland, Oregon, and Mrs. Gail (Dorothy) A Saltus, Salt Lake City. Two sons preceded her in death, Gregory Allen and Eldon Edward Messick. Her interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, Provo. [Provo Daily Herald, Sunday, February 18, 1979.]

Bauer, Boyd H.
642 West 650 South
Orem, Utah 84058 US

Boyd and Alice Bauer
  • Work: (801) 227-0933

Class of 1957. Boyd Bauer. Football, Track, Baseball, Wrestling Captain, State Radio Speaking, Childrens Theater, Photography Club, Chorus President, Preferred Man Attendant, Poetry Contest Award, Graduation Committee. BYU BA Asian Studies 1965. Seton Hall University MA 1967. American University PhD 1973. Married Alice. His parents are Heber Carl Bauer and Edith Bartholomew Bauer [BYH Faculty]. They had two children: daughter, Helen Carol Bauer [BYH Class of 1953] was born Jan. 12, 1936 in Payson, Utah. Helen met the love of her life, David Ashby Kimball [BYH Class of 1953], while they were both in 9th grade at B.Y. High School, and they married. Their son, who is Helen's brother, Boyd H. Bauer [BYH Class of 1957], married Alice and they live in Orem. @2007

Bentley, Kenneth J.
1170 Eaglewood Loop
North Salt Lake, Utah 84054-3361 US

Ken and Sharlene Bentley
  • Work: (801) 294-5151

Class of 1957. Ken Bentley. Athletic Manager. Football Co-Captain, Basketball, Track, Baseball, Lettermen, Junior Class Vice President, Radio Speaking Region, Key Club, Key Club Convention, Chorus Vice President, Rotary Convention, Junior Prom Committee, Graduation Committee. His parents: Anthony Ivins (Toney) Bentley and Ella Farnsworth Bentley, married in Mesa, Arizona in 1931. They had seven children: Marilyn Bentley Nielsen (Ernest), Colonia Juarez, Mexico; Toney Bentley [BYH Class of 1955] (Wendy), MTC president, Mexico City; Ken Bentley [BYH Class of 1957] (Sharlene), N. Salt Lake; Eleanor Bentley Foulger (Jim), Potomac, Maryland; Margie Bentley Horne (Doug), Provo; Judy Bentley Youngquist (Ken), Salt Lake City; and Ron Bentley (Beverly), Naperville, Illinois [@2003]. Address @2006.

Bills, Connie Rae

Bills, Connie Rae
Provo, Utah US

Connie and Phil Hinckley

Class of 1957. Connie Rae Bills. ~ ~ ~ ~ Connie Rae Bills Hinckley, age 82, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on October 16, 2021, at her daughter's home. Connie was born on March 3, 1939 to George Franklin Bills and Georgia Rae Bills in Provo, Utah. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1957. Connie is survived by her husband, 6 children, 23 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren: Lloyd (Sharon)-11; Dan; Jaynie (Lee)-9; Todd (Mindy)-4; Connie Sue (Chip)-4; Beckie (Ryan)-6. Family was everything to Connie. She lived for her children and grandchildren. She was the PTA President of Sunset View Elementary and Dixon Middle School and Room Mother for 15 consecutive years. She was known to be extremely supportive of her children and grandchildren, attending numerous events until her health no longer permitted. Besides spending time with her family and friends, Connie had a passion for making beautiful creations. She was masterful at ceramics and owned her own business, "Connie's Ceramics" for over 30 years. She also excelled at tole painting, oil painting, sewing, quilting, scrap booking, and macrame. Connie shared her many talents with the community as she taught Adult Education classes, volunteered at the Senior Citizen Center and Cove Point teaching crafts and ceramics. She also volunteered as Chair at Provo's Freedom Festival Craft Bazaar for many years. Connie helped support her family by becoming a real estate broker and opened her own company "Hinckley Realty" in 1987. Connie held many church callings, some of her favorites were in Young Women's and Scouts. She loved working with the youth and volunteered to host participants in her home in a church-sponsored Native American student placement program. Connie spent the majority of her life serving others in many capacities and has truly blessed the lives of so many people. She will be sorely missed. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 East Center Street, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the mortuary, Friday, October 22 from 6-8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at Published by Berg Mortuary of Provo on Oct. 21, 2021. Source

Boyden, Gary D.
6097 South 700 West
Murray, Utah 84123-6811 US

Gary & Diane[Dianne] Boyden
  • Work: (801) 288-9129

Class of 1957. Gary D. Boyden. Wildcat Yearbook Editor & Photographer & Head Photographer, Football, Track, Photography Club, First Prize Photography Little Louvre Art Exhibit, Spanish Club, Quill & Scroll, Gun Club, Chorus, Soph Ball Committee, Graduation Committee. His parents: Doren Daniel Boyden and LaRella Provost Boyden. Gary married Diane [or Dianne].

Britsch, R. Lanier
Orem, Utah US

Lanny & Shirley Britsch

Class of 1957. R. Lanier Britsch. Senior Class President. Football Co-Captain, Lettermen, Interpretive Speech, Childrens Theater, Band Vice President, Chorus, Boys State, Exchange Assembly, Seminary Play, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Hop Committee, Graduation Committee. Married JoAnn Murphy, and she is now deceased (see obituary below). Earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at BYU in Asian Studies, and Anthropology, and History, respectively. His Ph.D. in Asian Studies (History of Asian Religion and Thought) is from Claremont Graduate University in California. He began teaching at BYU in 1966. Since that time he has taught a variety of subjects, mostly India, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Christian missions in Asia, senior writing seminars, world religions (in Church History and Doctrine), and occasionally World Civilizations. His research and publications are primarily in LDS history in Asia and the Pacific. From 1986 to 1990, he served as Vice President for Academics at BYU-Hawaii, and from 1991 to 1997 he was director of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at BYU in Provo. Books, by R. Lanier Britsch: A. Non-Fiction -- Marriage & Family Genre (2): Counseling: A Guide to Helping Others, Vol. 1, Counseling: A Guide to Helping Others, Vol. 2. B. LDS History Genre (3): From the East: History of the Latter-day Saints in Asia, 1851-1996, Moramona: The Mormons in Hawai'i, Nothing More Heroic: The Compelling Story of the First Latter-day Saint Missionaries in India. It'll be 55 years this August. -- R. Lanier Britsch, the son of a BYU professor, enrolled with his brother, Todd, at the BYU elementary school in 1946. Both were hired to teach at BYU in 1966, fresh from their PhD programs. Both retired from BYU in June 2002. And no, they're not twins. ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY: JoAnn Murphy Britsch, 1-23-1940 / 5-14-2005. Completing a life of love and service for her family, Church, students, neighbors and friends, JoAnn Murphy Britsch died at her home in Orem, May 14, 2005, of causes resulting from a fall while traveling in Eastern Europe. JoAnn was born January 23, 1940, in Rexburg, Idaho, to Lee and Louise Murphy. Her early years were spent in Archer and Moreland, Idaho, but her family moved to Idaho Falls while she was in elementary school. While in high school she participated in Girls State and many drama productions. She graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1958, having received a scholarship to Brigham Young University. During her years at BYU she was active in student government and the Val Norn social unit. While in her senior year at BYU she met and married R. Lanier (Lanny) Britsch on December 18, 1961, in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of four sons and two daughters. She graduated in May 1963, and taught English at Provo High School and Freshman English at BYU. In August 1964 she received her M.S. degree in English and Education. For the next two years she taught English at Claremont High School in Claremont, California, while her husband pursued doctoral studies. From early childhood JoAnn was an avid reader, almost consuming books day by day. Over the years she taught English composition part time at BYU and for two years as a full-time faculty member she taught an array of English subjects at BYU-Hawaii. JoAnn always held one position or another in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Teaching was her favorite calling, but she also presided in various auxiliaries of the Church. From 1993 to 2001, she served on the Materials Evaluation Committee of the Correlation Committee of the Church. During 2002-2003, she and Lanny served in the Honolulu Hawaii Mission with assignments at BYU-Hawaii and the Polynesian Cultural Center. While there she served as an ordinance worker in the Laie Hawaii Temple. At the time of her passing she served as Gospel Essentials teacher in her Orem ward. JoAnn loved art, especially watercolor painting. But she was a better critic and coach than artist and had wonderful taste in interior design. She passionately loved travel, eventually visiting forty-six nations. That which is beautiful touched her most. A neighbor said of her: "She was always so thoughtful, kind, attentive, supportive, artistic, understanding, sympathetic, loyal, intelligent, wise and fun. She seemed to have no ego problems and was one of the most highly evolved people I've been blessed to associate with in my life." JoAnn is survived by her husband, Lanny, of Orem; children, Carl (JoLynne) of Houston, Texas; Catherine (David) Frantz of Charlottesville, Virginia; Curtis (Julie) of Pleasant Grove; Sheri of Honolulu, Hawaii; Randall (Rebecca) of Provo; and James ( Brittany) of Chadron, Nebraska; fifteen grandchildren; and a brother, Donald (Rebecca) Murphy of Idaho Falls. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 19, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. in the Sharon Stake Center, 750 South 800 East, Orem. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the chapel. Interment in East Lawn Memorial Hills. [Provo Daily Herald, May 17, 2005.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Lanny second married Shirley.

Brooks, Jack Joseph

Brooks, Jack Joseph
Hurricane, Utah US

Jack and Julie Brooks

Class of 1957. Jack Brooks. Football, Track, Baseball, Lettermen Vice President, Quill & Scroll, Yld Cat Newspaper Reporter, Gun Club, Chorus, Junior Prom Committee, Library Staff, Graduation Committee. ~ ~ ~ ~ Jack Joseph Brooks was born January 11, 1939 in Provo, Utah. His parents are John Wesley Brooks and Ida Mildred Jensen Brooks. He died on March 11, 2005 in Hurricane, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Hurricane, Utah: Jack Joseph Brooks, age 66, lost his battle with cancer, Friday, March 11, 2005, in Hurricane. He was born on January 11, 1939, in Provo, Utah, a son of John Wesley Brooks and Ida Jensen Brooks. He married Julie Lynn Erickson 25 years ago, and their marriage was solemnized in the St. George Temple, May 11, 2004. Jack loved and lived life to the fullest, with family and golf being his passions. He was employed as the Director of Property Acquisitions for Flying J Inc. for the past 10 years. Surviving family members include his wife, Julie Lynn Brooks, of Hurricane, Utah; son, Scott (Barbara) Brooks, of Sandy, Utah; daughter, Tracy Ann Brooks, of Salt Lake City, Utah; grandchildren: Emma Brooks, Benjamin Brooks, and John (Rebecca) Haight, of Centerville; great-grandchildren: Jackson Haight, Amelia Haight, and Daniel Haight. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wesley Brooks and Ida Jensen Brooks. Memorial services were held Monday, March 14, 2005, at the Hurricane 11th Ward Chapel in Hurricane, Utah. [Provo Daily Herald, March 2005].

Brown, Delbert B.

Brown, Delbert B.
Burley, Idaho US

Delbert and Jan Brown

Class of 1957. Delbert B. "Del" Brown. Football, Wrestling, Band, Chorus. BYU BS Industrial Education & Teaching Certificate 1968. BYU MIE Industrial Education 1968. He married Jan. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Nov. 21, 1938-Nov. 13, 2014. Burley, Idaho. Delbert B. Brown Jr., 75, of Burley, passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Del was born on November 21, 1938, in Colonial Dublan (which is part of the Mormon Colonies located in Northern Mexico) to Delbert Brigham and Irene (Whetten) Brown. Del attended Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah, graduating in the Class of 1957. He then served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California Mission from 1958-1960. Upon returning, he enlisted and served in the Army Reserves. Del continued his education at Brigham Young University, graduating in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts. He received a master’s degree in vocational education from the University of Idaho in 1985. He was a faithful and active member of the LDS Church. He served in many callings in the church; his favorite calling was teaching the Gospel Doctrine Sunday school class. Del and Jan served two missions together: Colorado Colorado Springs Mission (2005-2006) and the Texas Fort Worth Mission (2011-2013). In addition, he and his wife were service missionaries in Addiction Recovery as well as workers in the Twin Falls Idaho LDS Temple. Serving together was special for them as a couple as they were able to unify their efforts in serving the Lord together. He was a lifelong educator teaching seminary early in his professional life and then finishing his career by teaching at Burley Junior High for 27 years. He was awarded the Idaho State Special Needs Association Teacher of the Year in 1986. Del dedicated his life to teaching; he loved his students and they loved him. Great pleasure and fulfillment came from his profession as well as his leisure activities of wood working and studying the doctrines of the church. He was a man who could fix almost anything. He shared these talents with his family, friends, and neighbors as he was often called to hang sheet rock, perfa-tape, fix lawn mowers, and many other odd jobs that he accomplished happily and professionally. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, watching BYU football, and working in the garden. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette (Mackley) Brown. They were married on June 11, 1965, in the Idaho Falls Idaho LDS Temple and had six children: Brad (Dorothy) Brown of American Fork, Utah, Lisa Salmon of Harrisville, Utah, Christine Brown of Rexburg, Idaho, Trevor (Erica) of Syracuse, Utah, Cindy Brown of Boise, Idaho, and Tricia Brown of Burley, Idaho. He is also survived by his sisters, Martha (Brown) Ras-mussen of Washington, Utah, and Nila (Brown) Miller of Orem, Utah; his brother, Les Brown of Provo, Utah; as well as many loving grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Rena (Brown) Hessler and Viva (Brown) Stanger. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 21, 2014, at the Burley LDS West Stake Center, 2420 Parke Avenue in Burley, Idaho, with Bishop Ty Jones officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley. [Twin Falls Times-News, November 15, 2014]

Calder, Suzanne
1250 North 1750 West
Provo, Utah 84604-2955 US

Suzy and Jay Liechty
  • Work: (801) 374-1739, (801) 377-6199

Class of 1957. Suzy Calder. Art Manager, Oratory Region, Soph Class Social Chair, Dramatic Reading Superior State, Seminary Play, Childrens Theater, French Club Vice President, Pep Club, Notre Maison, Ski Club, Thespians, Chorus, I Speak for Democracy, Banner Carrier, Sweetheart Queen Attendant, Soph Ball Committee, Senior Hop Committee, Exchange Assembly, Graduation Committee. BYU BA Home Economics Education 1960. Married Jay Leichty. Suzanne was one of the organizers of the 2001 BYH All-Classes Reunion. Brigham Young Academy Foundation Member. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: David Hamilton Calder and Kathleen Ellen Parry. Their children: David Parry Calder, of LaVerkin, Utah; John Richard Calder, of SLC, Utah; Milo David Calder, of SLC, Utah; Colleen Calder [BYH Class of 1956] (Jim) Marshall of Lyman, Wyoming; Suzanne Calder [BYH Class of 1957] (Jay) Liechty of Provo, Utah; and Sally Joyce Calder [BYH Class of 1963] (Michael) Bradshaw of Manhattan, Kansas. @2003

Clark, Joan Cecile

Clark, Joan Cecile
Orem, Utah US

Joan and David Koralewski

BYH Class of 1957. Joan Cecile Clark. Childrens Theater, Pep Club, Thespians, Chorus, 1st Place Poetry Contest, I Speak for Democracy, Model U.N., Exchange Assembly, Soph Ball Committee, Senior Hop Committee. Married David Koralewski. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Joan Cecile Clark Koralewski -- BELOVED WIFE, MOTHER, DANCER, TEACHER, FRIEND. Last Sunday afternoon, after a long struggle with debilitating cancer, Joan Cecile Clark Koralewski passed on to another, higher, plane of existence. She is the daughter of Riley G. Clark, noted pediatrician and obstetrician, now 94, and Merle L. Anderson, deceased. She is survived by her husband, David Koralewski, and six children: Laurie Payne, Janae Thomas, Kristen Day, Daina Bitters, Tia Hall, and Brian Koralewski. At present, five wonderful grandchildren have been born. They and future progeny have yet to realize how special "Gram-ma" was. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Joan was 63 years old, and was of small stature, according to the scales and rulers by which bodies are usually measured. Using any other criteria, there was nothing "little" about her. She leaves behind a still widening influence, through children, neighbors, students, and family members whom she has changed for the better. Because it was impossible to know Joan without readjusting your definitions of things you thought you knew, those insights are being passed and will continue to enlighten other families and neighborhoods, for generations to come. Lighter than most people, her spirit had tugged at the earthly body and danced at the end of gravity's string. Her attitudes and philosophy were shaped, as a child, when she became one of the original Virginia Tanner dancers, performing what came to be known as "creative dance." She performed as a member of the Children's Dance Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1949. She went on to study ballet and modern dance from many great teachers such as Willam Christensen, founder of Ballet West, who taught her, first, in a basement of an old home in Murray, then in an Army building on the U. of U. campus, and finally in a wing of Kingsbury Hall. Joan began teaching her own students at age 11, using the Veteran's Memorial Building adjacent to her family home in Provo, Utah. Eventually, she earned a Master's Degree in Dance from Brigham Young University, where she helped to create the Ballet program in the Physical Education Department. She taught through Special Courses and Conferences even before she had her B.A. Then she was asked to start the BYU Ballet classes. She was the first ballet teacher there, and started a ballet club, called the Corps de Ballet. She also taught modern dance at BYU, and was a member of Orchesis and International Folk Dancers. She had already completed a Master's Degree in Psychology, which she believed gave her greater understanding as a teacher. However, because she felt that motherhood was her greatest teaching opportunity, she left a professional career to lavish nearly all her love and attention on raising her own six children. She did, however, continue to teach in her own home, introducing hundreds of young souls to an awareness of their own powers of creativity and imagination. Many of these went on to further study with other teachers; most, it must be admitted, did not. But each student carried away an appreciation of art, music, life, and of Joan, herself, that would serve as a foundation and ballast for their own lives. Joan also taught fundamental gospel principles to each of her students: Faith and Repentance are necessary steps in learning any craft. Listening to the "inner voice" is a crucial guidance mechanism in art. Sharing and Giving and Waiting Your Turn and Being Ready To Do Your Part, and Trying Again and Trying Again and Not Quitting Before You Can Do It -- these were all principles Joan taught by precept and by example, not just to little kids, but to their parents, as well, and to her neighbors, and to her family. Joan has taught through Community School and Recreation programs in Provo and Orem. She has helped put on plays in the church, school, and community. She choreographed the first Freedom Festival pageant in Provo. She helped launch the SCERA theatrical programs. Her children have been, likewise, accomplished and active in community service and academic pursuits. She has published, on a small scale, two books: "Creative Movement For Children" and "Come Dance". During the time of her illness, she was preparing a book of poems, with accompanying musical interpretation, called simply, "Hi!" She had hoped to create a fantasy series about creatures called "Bagingas" and "Dynkynamos." Joan was active in the Relief Society of the Cascade 1st Ward in Orem, where she taught Gospel Living lessons, and was beloved as a visiting teacher in members' homes. She would like to share her testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ as it has been revealed to modern-day prophets in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "To the Saints in this ward I wish to express my profound gratitude. You have given to me great and marvelous gifts: your prayers, spiritual messages, love, laughter, concern by phone calls and visits, physical nourishment, flowers, gifts, and financial reinforcement for my treatments and surgery. Bishop Pyne and his wife, Kathy, and now, Bishop Martin and his dear wife, Carol, are nurturing angels in the flesh, truly spiritual giants. The best way I can return my love to you, at least right now, is through my testimony: I love the Lord and have ultimate faith in His miracles, which we see in everything from His vast creations to His restoring people to mental, emotional, and physical health, through their faith. We serve Him when we use our talents, whatever they are, serving our fellow man; spreading His gospel to nonbelievers; researching our ancestors; performing and working in the Temple; and keeping His commandments with love and joy in our hearts. I love the infusion of light and warmth that comes to me when I keep those commandments. I am grateful for the chance to repent and be able to erase the sins from my life. Yes, I give thanks to Christ for His ultimate sacrifice for me and for you, which makes it possible, through our repentance and the Grace of God, to return to and dwell with Him. To try to comprehend Christ's suffering for me is truly beyond what I am capable of comprehending; and I am humbled to my greatest depths as I try. I am grateful for every Church calling to which I have been called, because serving the Lord in any capacity is a joy. God's restoration of the Gospel to the earth, through a true Prophet Joseph Smith, is the Lord's way of giving to us the ultimate truths as a compass for our lives. Please, may we all continue to love and give and be daily humbled by His Greatness and yet caring love, extended to each of us. With love to you, Joan Koralewski" Joan graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo in the Class of 1957. Joan did not wish to have a traditional funeral service. A memorial service, following her burial, was held Thursday evening, October 24, 2002, in Orem. Immediately following, a reception in the cultural hall featured a dance area, in which all young children, especially former students, are invited to express their feelings through movement. [Deseret News, Tuesday, October 22, 2002.]

Clark, Roland Shipley

Clark, Roland Shipley
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Roland and Jolene Clark

Class of 1957. Roland Shipley Clark. Wildcat Yearbook Asst Layout Editor, Chorus, I Speak for Democracy, Essay Contest, New BYH Seal/Crest Essay Contest, Honorable Mention Little Louvre Art Exhibit, Commercial Typing Award, Chess Club. BYU MA German Language 1965. Married Jolene. His parents: Hyrum Winfield Clark and Sarah Shipley Clark. Their children included: Hoover Winfield Clark [BYH Class of 1948] (Euzell Tietjen); Carol Clark (Henry) Anderegg, Provo; and Joyce Clark Walker, American Fork; and Roland S. Clark [BYH Class of 1957] (Jolene), Salt Lake City. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Roland Shipley Clark, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 22, 1939 - September 26, 2022. Roland Shipley Clark passed through the veil to meet his wife, Jolene, on September 26, 2022, surrounded by his children. He was born February 22, 1939, to Sarah Shipley and Hyrum Winfield Clark. He was the youngest of five children. Roland lived the first six years of his life in Pleasant Grove in the home built by his great grandfather, George Sheffer Clark. Then his family moved to Provo, where he grew up and attended Brigham Young High School. He graduated in the Class of 1957. He later attended Brigham Young University, where he received both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Roland was a gifted jazz pianist and enjoyed playing in dance bands, including one summer at Yellowstone Park. He enjoyed sharing his musical talent throughout his life. His children have fond memories of him playing The Boogie Woogie, Blue Moon, Sentimental Journey, Ain’t Misbehavin’, and other beloved songs. After high school, Roland served in the Coast Guard reserves. He liked to recount that he was on a Coast Guard Cutter between Hawaii and Alaska when they both became states. Following his time in the military, Roland served a mission in Germany. At the time there was no missionary training center, so, once he had a handle on the language, he helped several junior companions learn German. This inspired him to become a language teacher. Before returning home from his mission, he spent some time with his brother in Paris so he could study French. This further solidified his love for languages. Once he returned home from Europe, he attended BYU. After graduating, he taught both German and English for many years. Most of his teaching years were spent at West High School. He often ran into former students who remembered their time in his classroom fondly. Teaching was Roland’s true calling in life. Not only did he teach school, but he had many opportunities to teach in church callings. While he attended BYU, he taught in the German section of the Language Training Mission. Over the years, he also taught primary, Sunday school, elder’s quorum, and high priests. He also served as a ward missionary with Jolene. One of his favorite callings was teaching church services at the Salt Lake County Jail. Roland was always looking for ways to share his testimony of the restored gospel and did so often through both the spoken and written word. Roland’s most important and cherished roles were those of husband and father. He married his sweetheart, Jolene Boel, on April 12, 1963. Together they had six wonderful children. Roland had an unconditional love for his children that never wavered. He is survived by five children, twelve grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sweetheart, his oldest son, his oldest grandson, his parents, and his siblings. He is surely having a happy reunion with them now. Funeral services were held at on Monday, October 3, 2022, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 4395 South Albright Dr, Holladay, Utah. Interment, Elysian Burial Gardens. Source

Clark, Virginia
490 West 3750 South
Logan, Utah 84321-5626 US

Virginia and Donald Bragg
  • Work: (435) 753-2942

Class of 1957. Virginia Clark. Oratory State, Childrens Theater, Notre Maison, Thespians, Chorus, Model U.N., Graduation Committee. BYU BS Food Science & Nutrition 1961. Married Donald Bragg. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: James Ratcliffe Clark, BYU professor, LDS scholar and author, and Helen Virginia Jorgensen Clark, educator, married October 6, 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their children include: Mrs. Virginia Clark [BYH Class of 1957] (Donald) Bragg, Hyrum, Utah; Stephen Marcellus Clark [BYH Class of 1962] (Maurine), Livermore, California; and James Bruce Clark (Gayle), West Jordan, Utah. @1997.

Collins, Kent
369 East 290 North
Orem, Utah 84057-4873 US

Kent and Pat Collins
  • Work: (801) 221-0527

Class of 1957. Kent Collins. Basketball All Region 1st Team, Baseball, Tennis, Lettermen, Spanish Club, Chorus, Exchange Assembly. He married Pat.

Crowther, Joan

Crowther, Joan
Provo, Utah US

Joan & Allen /Larkin Nielson /Hamilton

Class of 1957. Joan Crowther. Debate Region, Childrens Theater, Quill & Scroll, Pep Club, Notre Maison, Thespians, Y'ld Cat Newspaper Social Editor, Chorus, Seminary President, Junior Prom Committee, Graduation Committee. ~ ~ ~ ~ Joan graduated from BYU in 1961 with a BA in Child Development & Family Relations. ~ ~ ~ ~ Elda Joan Crowther, born February 11, 1937 in Provo, Utah, married Allen Bryce Nielsen June 3, 1961, in Manti, Utah. They have six daughters and one son: Diane Nielsen, Janet Nielsen, Lori Ann Nielsen, Julene Nielsen, Deborah Nielsen, Jennifer Leah Nielsen, and Benjamin Bruce Nielsen. Joan's parents: Ray Eldon Crowther and Sarah Nelda Beck Crowther. Joan second married to Chuck Youngblood from 1982 to 1992. Joan third married Larkin Hamilton. Joan was leader of the 50th Year Reunion Committee for the BYH Class of 1957 in 2007. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Joan Crowther Nielsen Hamilton, age 80, passed away peacefully in her home in Provo on May 19, 2019 due to incidence of age, surrounded by her beloved husband and family. Despite the heavy hand of time affecting her body she remained a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and a faithful handmaiden of the Lord. Joan was born February 11, 1939 in Provo, to Ray Eldon and Sara Nelda Beck Crowther. She attended the Provo City Public Schools and graduated from her “beloved” BY High School in the Class of 1957. She graduated from Brigham Young University on June 2, 1961 with a BS in a composite major of Human Development and Family Relations and Elementary Education. One day later, she married her eternal companion, Allen Bryce Nielsen on June 3, 1961 in the Manti Temple. She taught third grade for one year before she began serving in her most cherished role as a mother. She and Bryce were blessed with seven children. She climbed many mountains of sorrow through her faith and trust in the Lord, Jesus Christ. She lost a daughter, Julene, who died in 1974 at age 5 and her husband, Bryce, in 1980. She was married to Chuck Youngblood from 1982 to 1992 and provided stability and love to his three children. She married her sweetheart and devoted companion, Larkin Hamilton, on April 13, 1996. They remained happily married until the time of her death. During their years together, she and Larkin joyfully served two missions together for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints one to the Asia North Area Mission Russia Far East (1997-1999) and the other to the Philippines, Baguio Mission (2003-2004). She was grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and His atonement. She was a devoted and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints her entire life. She loved serving her Savior and His church and served valiantly in every calling. Her most cherished and “greatest calling” as she put it, was motherhood. Her children are grateful for all that she sacrificed to be the best mother. She was always grateful for her family, neighbors and loving friends. She loved to read, garden, sew, spend time and play games with her family and friends, and complete family histories. We thank you all for enriching her life and know we are all better people because she was in our lives. She will be missed every day, but her family is grateful she has exchanged her earthly burdens for her heavenly home. Her family is eternally blessed to have a faithful, gracious Matriarch that loved us and set a stalwart example of following the Lord and relying on his Atonement. Joan is survived by her husband, Larkin Hamilton, daughters Diane Lohner (John), Janet Dahl (Mark), Lori Johnson (Duane), Debbie Rowe (Dave), Jennie Woolley (Jason) and son Ben Nielsen (Natalie); stepchildren, Luke Youngblood (Janice), Carl Youngblood (Kami) and Renata Youngblood; 36 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She gratefully claimed, through her marriage to Larkin, 9 more children, 42 grandchildren, and 40 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her precious sibling, Mary Joyce Crowther Johnson, BYH Class of 1955. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 11 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 1122 Grand Avenue, Provo, Utah. To celebrate her life, viewings will be held Tuesday, May 28th, from 6-8 p.m. and prior to services on Wednesday, May 29th from 9:30-10:30 am, at this same chapel. Interment, Orem City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, May 25, 2019]

Crowther, Lois
377 West 205 North
Orem, Utah 84057-4616 US

Lois and Stewart Benedict
  • Work: (801) 224-4442

Class of 1957. Lois Crowther. Y'ld Cat Newspaper Art Manager, Wildcat Yearbook Illustrator, I Speak for Democracy, Purchase Award & Honorable Mention Little Louvre Art Exhibit, Utah County Art Award, State Capitol Art Award, Soph Ball Committee. BYU 1961. Married Stewart Benedict. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Israel Earl and Ruth Elizabeth Wintch Crowther. Their children: Earl James Crowther (m. Carma Deane Bell), Springville; Glen (m. Clair) Crowther [BYH Class of 1954] of Mesquite, NV; Tom (m. Shirlene) Crowther [BYH Class of 1960] of Richfield, and Ted (m. Cleo) Crowther of Westpoint; Norma Jean Crowther (m. Jay) Ovard of American Fork, Dolores Crowther (m. Carl) Southwick of Boulder City, NV, and Lois Crowther [BYH Class of 1957] (m. Stewart) Benedict of Orem. One additional son, one additional daughter, now deceased [January 2003].

Dixon, Jerald Lamar

Dixon, Jerald Lamar
Orem, Utah US

Jerald and Karen Dixon

Class of 1957. Jerald Dixon. Football, Track, Lettermen, Chorus, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Hop Committee, Graduation Committee. BYU BS Business 1965. HIS OBITUARY: Jerald Lamar Dixon, our loving husband and father past from this life on February 2, 2005, following a stroke. Jerald was born in Provo, Utah, May 26, 1939, to Howard and Fulvia Dixon. He attended BY High School and graduated from BYU. He married his beloved wife, Karen Haymond, in the Manti Temple May 2, 1963. His business career included time as a stockbroker, sales, investing, and real estate. Jerald was a long-time member of the Provo Rotarians. He enjoyed playing golf and loved to ski. However, of all his interests, he enjoyed spending time with his family the most. He was always outgoing and quickly became a friend to all. Jerald was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission in New Zealand and served faithfully in the church throughout his life. He had a strong testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ. His family and friends will miss him dearly. Jerald is survived by his wife, Karen, his two daughters, Camille (Paul) Conrad, Diana (Kip) Elison, both of Springville and one son, Andrew (Shannon) Dixon, San Diego, CA; nine grandchildren, Megan, Emily, Aubrey and Nathan Conrad; Taylor, Joshua and Grace Elison; Madison and Audrey Dixon; his mother Fulvia Dixon Law, Provo; two brothers, H. Allen (Linda) Dixon, Pocatello, ID; Ken C. (Jan) Dixon, Las Vegas, NV; one sister, Janet (Mike) Rees, Orem. He was preceded in death by his father Howard B. Dixon, two infant sons, Matthew J. and H. Mark Dixon. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 5, 2005, in Orem, Utah. Interment, Springville Evergreen Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, February 03, 2005]

Done, Norma
3258 Brookside Drive
Provo, Utah 84604 US

Norma and Richard Smith
  • Home: 801-375-3091

Class of 1957. Norma Done. Senior Class Secretary. Quill & Scroll, Thespians, Y'ld Cat Newspaper Feature Editor, Chorus, Senior Hop Committee, Homecoming Queen. BYU 1960. Married Richard Smith. ~ ~ ~ ~ Email sent to bounced back. @2010

Dowling, Ted King

Dowling, Ted King
Highland, Utah US

Ted and Trudy / Jan Dowling

Class of 1957. Ted Dowling. Football, Lettermen, Thespians, Chorus. BYU BS Business Management 1974. He married Jan. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Ted King Dowling, U.S. Army Col. Ret. passed away in the early hours of the morning on November 7, 2014. Our hearts break at the loss of such a great man, father, husband, friend and mentor. Ted was born March 3, 1939 in Roosevelt, Utah to Hilma King and Charles Patrick Dowling. He grew up in Provo, attended Provo schools, and graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1957. He spent many hours working and playing at the Provo City Golf Course and attended BYU on a golf scholarship. Golf was a lifelong love for him. Ted received a master's degree in public administration from Appalachian State University. Following graduation from BYU, Ted enlisted in the Army and after a 30-year career retired as a full Colonel. Ted lived and worked all over the world serving from Vietnam through Desert Storm. He received numerous medals and awards including 3 bronze stars and the Legion of Merit. Following his retirement, Ted worked for Provo City as the Executive Director of the City Council. There, he made many friends - and a few enemies - tirelessly working to improve zoning regulations to protect neighborhoods. Ted first married Trudy Uibel. Together they raised a wonderful family of eight children: Greg (Renay), Jeff (Lisa), Michael, Krista (Martin) Jensen, Ryan (Karrisa), Katie (C.J.) Bateman, Texas, and Daniel Dowling. They were divorced. Ted adores his 14 grandchildren. Ted second married Jan Levanger Bunce in 2003 and had a fun and loving relationship with her four children: Dallan, Steven, Claire and Alex (Mike) Forsythe. Ted enjoyed sports. He was a marathon runner, rode a Harley, and walked his dogs daily. He loved his Heavenly Father and served him as a scout master, bishop, nursery, primary, and Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed his work and associations in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. Ted is survived by his wife Jan, children, former wife Trudy, siblings, Charles (Diana) Dowling and DeAnn (Jack) Peck. He has many dear friends and his departure leaves a hole in many hearts. He will be greatly missed. A viewing will be held in his honor Wednesday, November 12th from 6-8 pm at Wing Mortuary, 118 East Main in Lehi and on Thursday morning from 10-11 am at the Hollow Crest Church on 6400 W 11000 N in Highland, Utah, followed by a funeral service at 11 am. Ted will be interred at East Lawn Cemetery where he spent many hours as a teenager working with his lifetime friend David Grow. We will miss you Ted. [Deseret News, November 11, 2014]

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