BYA~BYH Faculty & Staff


Alphabetical Alumni
Craig, Anna K.

Craig, Anna K.
Provo, Utah US

Anna Craig

Faculty & Staff. Anna K. Craig, Training School, 1893-1898.

Crandall, Agnes

Crandall, Agnes
Provo, Utah US

Agnes Crandall

Faculty & Staff. Agnes Crandall, Training School, 1919-1921.

Critchley, Geraldine
290 Park Ave
Pocatello, Idaho 83201-4642

Geraldine Critchley
  • Home: (208) 232-5374

Faculty & Staff Early 1960s, including 1962-64 - Physical Education & Health Teacher. Geraldine Critchley. @2010

Crnkovic, John K.

Crnkovic, John K.
Detroit, Michigan US

John and Elina Crnkovic

Faculty & Staff Late 1950s, including 1957-58. John K. Crnkovic. Crnkovic Scholarship 2004: Elina Crnkovic, her daughter Elin Sorensen, and her son, Peter Covey, have recently endowed a scholarship in memory of former BYU School of Education faculty member John Crnkovic. The half-year, full tuition scholarship will benefit a student in the David O. McKay School of Education. Over the next three years, the family plans to increase the amount of the scholarship to help even more students. ~ ~ ~ ~ John Kusma Crnkovic was born on July 10, 1907, in Rockland, Michigan. His parents: John Crnkovic and Pauline Franciskovic Crnkovic. He married Elina. He died on January 19, 1968, in Detroit, Michigan. Interment, Flint, Michigan. ~ ~ ~ ~ Dr. John K. Crnkovic came to B. Y. High in 1957, and as Director of Curriculum, he supervised the subject matter studied. He emphasized the study of math, science, and English. He also established a successful language arts program. As administrative representative to the Assembly Committee, he encouraged the students to upgrade the quality of assemblies. Among his duties he included the supervision of student teacher training.

Crockett, Earl C.
Provo, Utah

Earl Crockett

BYU Administrator. In December of 1967, it was Dr. Earl C. Crockett, Academic Vice President, representing President Ernest L. Wilkinson, who personally spoke to a BY High faculty meeting, delivering the crushing decision that Brigham Young High School was to be closed forever. That same message was delivered later that day to the BYH student body by Dr. Stephen L. Alley, ironically the parent of many BYH graduates.

Croft, Evan Marion

Croft, Evan Marion
Provo, Utah US

Evan and Grace Croft

Faculty & Staff. Evan M. Croft, Instructor in Secretarial Practice, Typing & Shorthand, 1936-1944. "It will clear up in time, it will all clear up if you just keep at it." Hobby: machines, machines. ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF WIFE: Grace Hildy Croft Christensen, 96, died on March 18, 2006 at the home of her daughter in Provo from incidents of age. She was born January 24, 1910, in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter of Charles Edward and Grace Benson Hildy. Grace graduated from Sherwood Music College in Chicago. In 1934, Frank and Florence Jepperson Madsen encouraged her to enroll at Brigham Young University and stay with them, which accounted for her moving to Provo. In Provo, she met Evan Marion Croft, who was teaching Business Education at Lehi High School. She married Evan on July 24, 1935 in Chicago and later they solemnized their marriage in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Evan and Grace lived in Lehi for one year and then Evan commenced teaching Business Education and Office Management at Brigham Young University and they moved to Provo. Evan Marion Croft died on August 30, 1973. Grace second married a fellow musician, Wendell Abram Christensen, on December 20, 1980, in Provo. Wendell died on July 2, 1997. Grace taught piano and organ. She was the Logan Square Branch Organist in Chicago and continued to serve in Provo as a ward and stake organist for over 30 years. In addition, she was an organist in the Provo Temple for 16 years. She would stop to play her favorite songs at any piano and always enjoyed the positive reactions she received from all of us that listened. She was an active genealogist and writer. During stays in Europe she researched and found names and dates to complete the family histories she was writing. She published 43+ books. One of the more well known books was "With a Song in Her Heart" a biography of Dr. Florence Jepperson Madsen. Preceded in death by her husbands, her brother Wallace, and her oldest daughter, Faye LaVieve Croft (Earl) Lelegren of Lehi. Survivors include four daughters, Evelyn Mae Croft (Dennis [Deceased]) Hoover of Provo; Olivia Rae Croft (James) Mangum of Pleasant Grove; Marcia Kay Croft (Kirt) Mangum of Orem, Utah; Pamela Gae Croft (Stanley) Mackay of Provo; 32 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and one great- great- grandchild. Funeral Services were held at Oak Hills 1st Ward Chapel in Provo, on Thursday, March 23rd, 2006. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, March 21, 2006.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Salt Lake Telegraph, September 8, 1936.

Crowton, David M. (F&S)

Crowton, David M. (F&S)
Orem, Utah US

Dave and Louise Crowton

Faculty & Staff. David M. Crowton, Physiology and Eugenics, 1936-1948. During these same years he also served as Head Coach for varsity football & basketball. His basketball team won a state championship in 1948. His favorite hobby: golf. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: David MacGillivary Crowton, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and coach, died February 10, 2006, in Orem, Utah, at the age of 93. He was born March 5, 1912, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ernest Alfred Crowton and Jane Lockhead Thompson Crowton. David attended Utah State University for a time and then graduated with his B.S. from Brigham Young University. He worked for many years as a teacher and coach, first at BY High [1942 to 1948] and then at BYU, in various positions such as assistant football coach, head baseball coach, and head golf coach. During World War II, David served at the Topaz Japanese Relocation Center, from 1942-1944, as a teacher and sports director. In 1959, he received his Master's Degree from BYU. Eventually, David worked as a Timpanogos Golf Pro, retiring in 1984. He married Louise Harris, August 12, 1932, in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of three children. Louise preceded him in death August 11, 2000. David was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is survived by his children: David H. (Dallyne) Crowton [BYH Class of 1952], Torrey, Utah; Richard C. (Ellen) Crowton, Fruitland, Utah; and Cheryl A. (Ron) Buhler, Wendell, Idaho; 15 grandchildren, 33 great- grandchildren, and nine great- great- grandchildren; brother, Ralph (Ruth) Crowton, St. George, Utah; and sister, Euphemia "Fayme" Bowen, Salt Lake City, Utah. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 15, 2006, in Provo. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, February 12, 2006] ~ ~ ~ ~ Topaz Times Newspaper, March 20, 1943.

Cummings, Julian M.

Cummings, Julian M.
Provo, Utah US

Julian Cummings

Faculty & Staff. Julius Cummings, Training School, 1907-1912. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1913. Julian M. Cummings. He received an A.B. Degree in 1913. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 6, page 197.

Daniels, Caroline Ameilia [Caddie]

Daniels, Caroline Ameilia [Caddie]
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Caddie and Frank Mills

BY Academy High School Class in 1876. Caroline Ameilia "Caddie" Daniels. BYA High School, Class of 1877. One of three Class of 1877 graduates: Amelia Kristina "Teenie" Smoot, Samuel Moore, and Caroline "Caddie" Daniels. Source: 1920 BYU Banyan, school history written by Alice Louise Reynolds. ~ ~ ~ ~ One of the First BYA Faculty & Staff. The first Normal graduate of Brigham Young Academy, she joined the BYA faculty upon her graduation in 1877. One of the original 29 students who registered on the first day of classes at Brigham Young Academy, January 3, 1876. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Caddie Daniels, Training School, 1876-1884. She is also listed on a list of 59 names of the earliest students of Brigham Young Academy, taken from a file in the BYU Archives, made by an unknown contemporary student. ~ ~ ~ ~ Caroline Ameilia (Caddie) Daniels was born on December 9, 1860, in Provo, Utah. Her parents: Aaron Daniels and Hannah Caroline Rogers. [First marriage for her mother. Second marriage: James Davis (Caroline Rogers Davis). Third Marriage: Abraham O. Smoot (Caroline Rogers Smoot). ] Caddie Daniels entered Brigham Young Academy in 1876, and graduated as a Normal high school student in 1877, at about 17 years of age. She became a faculty member at BYA upon graduation in 1877, and taught there through 1884. She married Charles Frank Mills (Frank) on March 22, 1883. She was 22 years old when she married. Frank Mills was born on December 14, 1861 in Kaysville, Utah. He died on July 21, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Caroline "Caddie" Daniels Mills died on August 24, 1934, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 73. Interment, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Darais, Alex Basil

Darais, Alex Basil
Provo, Utah US

Alex and Norma Darais

Faculty & Staff, beginning in the 1955-56 school year and continuing through the 1956-57 year. Alex Basil Darais was born in 1918, in California, to Greek parents. He gives credit for his interest in fine arts to his parents, who exposed him to their Greek culture. Both the fine arts and Greek traditions remain an important part of Darais' life. When he was serving in World War II, Darais received a paperback book of poems from the Red Cross titled The Pocket Book of Verse, Great English and American Poems, edited by M.E. Speare. He read these verses a great deal, and they inspired his life-long love of poetry. In 1946, back from the war, Alex Darais attended Brigham Young University and majored in art. He also began to write poetry. After graduating, he went to Claremont Graduate School in California. Having completed his master's degree, he returned to Brigham Young University in the 1950s to teach art at the old Academy and BY High School. As a designer and painter, he became one of BYU's most beloved and respected faculty members. Alex Darais was deeply influenced by cubist watercolorist John Marin and abstract artist Marsden Hartley, as well as by the oriental philosophies of Zen Buddhism. Darais often quotes from his favorite philosophers in classes and in casual conversation. For example, when being interviewed for this biography, he said at his age, he's very aware of the passage of time, and he quoted two old Greek proverbs. "The only permanent thing is change," and "You can't step in the same river twice." Darais says his art works come in response to feelings and experiences, they are intimate and involved. As a teacher and father of seven, he found time constraints required him to do his art "on the run." He changed from oils to gauche and acrylics so he could allow his art "to spill out onto the canvas." This change in media has given his art a sense of expediency and spontaneity that accurately reflects his feelings. Alex has always had an exquisite eye for design, especially for pleasing and interesting patterns hidden in everyday scenes and objects. He finds aesthetic value in shapes most people never notice. Once, at a wedding reception of a friend, he had someone stand on a chair to take a photograph of the intriguing shape of a spill on a tablecloth. As a teacher, he worked to awaken in his students a sensitivity to the infinite beauties all around them, as well as to the design of utilitarian objects. He was once asked to no longer bring his design class to a local department store because the department manager was afraid the students' outspoken critiques of the dinnerware and flatware would discourage customers. Darais constantly points out both interesting shapes and also poor design to his students and to anyone who happens to be around him. He asks everyone to think and to analyze whether objects fit, ("How would that spoon fit your hand? How would it feel in your mouth?") whether the objects are comfortable, are durable, and are practical. Graphic design has also always interested Alex. His best-known projects are probably the Bonneville Bank and Sundance logos. His design orientation carries over into his approach to painting. He makes no attempt to create a three-dimensional picture plane, but uses a straightforward, two-dimensional expression of his ideas and feelings. His paintings are graphic images. Besides his innate interest in design, Darais' love of poetry has helped inspire his art, as well as, his art inspiring his poetry. Darais created a painting titled "Over Three Billion Served" in 1974, and later in 1986, he wrote the poem "Beef." (The poem is found in his book "Little Bird, Selected Poems and Paintings" available through BYU's Museum of Art). Conversely, he wrote the poem "Dark Continent" in 1965, after reading a news story in the Provo Daily Herald; and in 1969, painted a work with the same title, "Dark Continent". The painting "Over Three Billion Served" was painted after Darais noticed a red cross lying on the ground in a parking lot. When he picked it up, the McDonalds' "Big Mac" container "immediately conjured up an image with religious connotations." Thoughts of all the animals that had been slaughtered to make hamburgers came to mind, and he could envision one cow that was trying to break out of the herd. The images also were tied to personal and powerful religious feelings about sacrifice. Out of these feelings came a piece of art portraying both religious values and social criticism. Like many artists and teachers, Darais paints and teaches for the sheer joy of it. However, unlike most artists, Darais has shied away from promoting or selling his art. His wife says each art work is like a child to him, and he can't bear to discuss price, so he doesn't sell many. He has given a few pieces to area museums, and his seven children have each picked out their favorites. In 1990, Darais had a book of poetry and art published: "Little Bird, Selected Poems and Paintings". The book is the result of more than a decade of work. And in April of 1995, a retrospective exhibit of his art work was displayed at the Museum of Art on the Brigham Young University campus. In his final year as a teacher at B.Y. High School, Alex Darais also served as the Wildcat yearbook advisor. It was his idea to take the entire yearbook staff to Salt Lake City to meet with President David O. McKay, and to bring back a personally autographed photo of President McKay for the yearbook (Click here for McKay history). ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Alexander Basil Darais passed away peacefully at home on August 8, 2007, with family by his side. He was born in Venice, California in 1918 to Christina and Basil Darais, who emigrated from Kolindros, Greece. He enjoyed a happy, free-spirited childhood with his three siblings, Genevieve, Tom, and Katherine. He graduated from Venice High School. Two years later, at a pivotal point in his life, he found and joined the LDS faith. Alex served honorably in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II. After a three-year involvement in the North African Campaign, he was reassigned to Santa Barbara, Calif., where he met the love of his life, Norma Louise Johnson. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 13, 1945. He studied art at Brigham Young University and earned an MFA degree from Claremont Graduate School. In the fall of 1954 Alex began a long and distinguished career as a professor of art and design at BYU. He was highly respected by colleagues and students alike. While teaching and raising a family, Alex produced a body of paintings that reflects his life, his philosophy, and his deep convictions. He also applied his aesthetic sense to creating dynamic logos as well as product and package designs. Alex had a passionate pastime ~ he loved to compose poems and musical scores. These numerous works continue to delight many. Some of Alex's creativity was captured in his book, Little Bird, published in 1990. Alex had various church callings. He served in the bishopric, the stake high council, in the Provo Utah Temple, and as a missionary to Greece. Alex was a happy man who was most content to share that happiness. He is dearly loved and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Norma; five sons ~ Norman A. (Judy Barney) Darais; Christopher B. (Vicki Coffin) Darais; Marcus A. (Debbie Conn)Darais; Thomas C. (Suzanne Miner) Darais; and Damon A. (Stacey Brown) Darais; two daughters ~ Christina M. Darais (Edwin Oberbeck) and Andrea C. Darais; 22 grandchildren; and 16 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be held August 13 at noon in the Pleasant View Chapel, located at 650 East on Stadium Avenue in Provo. A viewing will be held Sunday, August 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. and also prior to the funeral, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Interment will be at the Provo City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS Church's Perpetual Education Fund. [Provo Daily Herald, August 11, 2007.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS WIFE'S OBITUARY: Norma Louise Johnson Darais, 1923 ~ 2014. Norma Louise Johnson Darais departed this life peacefully on Friday, April 4, 2014, embraced by the great love of family members present and distant. She was born on March 1, 1923, to Alben Sivard and Clara Deborah Peterson Johnson in Ogden, Utah. Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Alex (on whose birthday she passed), and her older sister Leone, and she is survived by her younger brother and sister, Charles and Marie. She is also survived by her seven children, Norman (Judy); Christopher (Vicki); Marcus (Debbie); Christina (Edwin Oberbeck); Thomas (Suzanne); Andrea; and Damon (Stacey); as well as her 22 grandchildren and her 25 great-grandchildren -- devoted service to whom was the culmination of her life's work. Norma's life path was evenly paved, leading her along to high levels of sustained productivity amid high volumes of sunshine -- life's setbacks never deterred her. At age four, upon her fathers death, Norma's family moved to Los Angeles. She graduated from Washington High School in 1941 and thereafter felt very blessed for spiritual guidance that led her to study food science and nutrition, for which she obtained a degree from UC Santa Barbara. During her studies she met the handsome Greek artist and poet Alexander Basil Darais, who, on his WWII furlough, seized every opportunity to win her love and did so speedily. They were married after Norma's graduation in 1945, in the Salt Lake Temple, by the prominent Apostle John A. Widtsoe, noted Utah university administrator, author, and agriculture expert. Leaving their families behind in California, Norma and Alex moved in 1955 to Provo, Utah, where Alex began his distinguished career as an art professor at BYU, buttressed by Norma's constant support and child rearing. Norma taught home economics at a high school, in the community, and for the Church, always touting the value of the Word of Wisdom -- her love for which had increased early in life through Elder Widtsoe. Norma's gifted expertise in these subjects brought great benefit to her seven children, who experienced a continual abundance of healthy cuisine punctuated with original recipes that became favorites in the home and beyond. There was nothing Norma couldn't can, pickle, nectarize, or fruit-leatherize. Her children wore her handiwork. They felt soul-brightened by the funny and clever forms of her creativity -- in seasonal garden-gathered decorations as well. With all of her domestic designs she often would say, "I love my home and I love being in it!" Many visitors to Norma's home found themselves easily endeared to her upon exposure to her warmth and grace. Norma was always eager to serve the Lord through church service, a highpoint of which came in 1989 when she was called to serve a mission to Greece with her beloved companion, Alex. She, like her husband, delighted in writing verse. Never really meaning to compete with the poetic prowess of his book, Little Bird, she playfully stated that her works would be compiled as Big Bird! Norma had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Of all her reading she most cherished the scriptures--favorites of which she memorized and shared with others -- and her days began with humble study of the scriptures. She called the gospel in its entirety her "Pearl of Great Price." For her wholeness and layers of natural strength whose luster always shone in her countenance, Norma is treasured as her family's Pearl of Great Price. They will miss her profoundly until they are joined together with her again. Formal remembrances for Norma will begin with a viewing to be held Friday, April 11, 2014, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Following the second viewing on April 12, a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. The viewings and funeral service will be held at the Pleasant View Chapel located at 650 East Stadium Avenue in Provo. The family sends sincere thanks to the medical staff at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for their tender care of Norma. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS Church's Perpetual Education Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SundbergOlpinMortuary.com [Provo Daily Herald, April 09, 2014]

Davis, Flora

Davis, Flora
Provo, Utah US

Flora and Asael Fisher

Class of 1911. Flora Davis of Provo, Utah. Normal [Teacher Prep]. Shortly before the close of school in 1911, Flora was asked to transfer from the BYH to the Industrial School at Ogden -- and she was our class vice-president. Reports say she is imminently successful there as teacher of industrial arts. Source: BYHS Yearbook 1911. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff -- BYU Elementary Training School Teacher, Third Grade -- Late 1940s - Early 1950s. ~ ~ ~ ~ Flora Davis was born July 29, 1891 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were: Albert Marion Davis and Mary Elizabeth Broadbent. Flora married Asael Henry Fisher on May 15, 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Flora Davis Fisher died on June 10, 1984. ~ ~ ~ ~ She taught 3rd Grade and also Arts and Crafts for Elementary School Teachers at Brigham Young University. A gifted artist who exhibited her work in the community as well as in her classroom, Flora Davis Fisher was a creative, talented, excellent teacher who was highly regarded by her peers, parents, and students. She instilled in her students a desire to do their best and to give their best, believing that every person had the responsibility to contribute to the world and make it a better place, regardless of their challenges or circumstances. She taught her students to be the very best people they could be and to never quit or give up, even when things were difficult for them. She never gave up on her students either, no matter what their difficulties. Having lost her father at a young age, Flora helped her widowed mother support and raise the large family on a small family farm. Flora worked hard and sacrificed much to help her mother see that every child in her large family graduated from college, against great odds. Flora was a tireless worker, who continued to bless children's and teachers lives long after her years of formal teaching ended. Wherever there was a child in need, Flora was there to help them. She generously shared her artistic gifts with a paintbrush, and an embroidery needle, and could make something out of anything, as her prospective elementary teacher students at BYU often challenged her to do. Flora Davis married to Asael H. Fisher, also a gifted teacher and craftsman at Provo High, who had two specialties: teaching woodworking, and helping rescue teenage boys who needed a strong mentor and someone to love and care about them. They were a dynamite couple. Their 3 children are: J. Dean Fisher (Marjorie Stevens), Grant A. Fisher (Elayne Taylor), and Afton Fisher Graham (Arnold). ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Flora Davis Fisher. She received three diplomas in 1911: Normal Diploma; Art & Manual Training Diploma; and Kindergarten Normal Diploma. Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 3, p. 195.

Davis, Moses C.

Davis, Moses C.
Provo, Utah US

Moses Davis

BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1897. Moses C. Davis. Received the degree of Bachelor of Pedagogy (B. Pd.) on May 27, 1897. Source: The (Provo) Daily Enquirer, May 27, 1897. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Moses C. Davis, teacher of English and French, 1895-1898.

de Jong, Thelma [Bonham,]

de Jong, Thelma [Bonham,]
Provo, Utah US

Thelma and Gerrit de Jong

Faculty & Staff, Late 1950s, including 1957-58. Thelma Bonham de Jong, age 89, died July 4, 1995 in Provo, Utah. She was born on July 3, 1906, the daughter of Flavius E. Bonham and Mary Patterson Bonham. She married Gerrit de Jong, Jr. on September 28, 1951 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He preceded her in death in 1977. Thelma was the oldest girl in a family of nine children. At age 10, she moved with her family to Burley, Idaho. A graduate of Burley High School, she continued her education at Albion State Normal, where she received a Junior High Life diploma. She received her Bachelor's degree from Southern Idaho College of Education and her Master's degree from Brigham Young University. She served a mission for two years in the Southern States mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A teacher with 45 years' experience, she taught 21 years in Aberdeen, Idaho and the last 13 years at Brigham Young University. She served as a member of the Primary General Board for 14 years and as a temple proxy in the Salt Lake and Provo Temples. She traveled extensively in both the United States and Europe and she collected her experiences of a lifetime into several volumes of books. She is survived by her one brother and three sisters: Wayne F. Bonham, of Grants Pass, Oregon; Edna Jibson, of San Ramon, Calif.; Helen Abbott, of Beach Lake, Penn.; Pauline Priest of Turlock, Calif., also three daughters of Gerrit de Jong, Jr., Belle de Jong Van Wagenen [BYH Class of 1936], Nola de Jong Sullivan [BYH Class of 1942], Carma de Jong Anderson [BYH Class of 1948], all of Provo, Utah. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 8, 1995 in Provo. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Thelma requested that contributions be made to the Primary Medical Center. [Deseret News, Friday, July 7, 1995.]

Densley, Kenneth
Lincoln, California 95648

Ken Densley
  • Work: (916) 645-6900

Faculty & Staff Early 1960s, including 1962-63 - Science Teacher. 1963-64 - Industrial Arts Teacher. Moved to Sacramento, CA; owned and operated computer stores. Second Address: Ken Densley, (916) 944-3716, 6104 Lincoln Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608.

Dilworth, Joseph Newman

Dilworth, Joseph Newman
Carey, Idaho

Joseph Dilworth

Joseph Newman Dilworth. Faculty & Staff 1960s, including 1965-66 - Physical Education Teacher. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Joseph Newman Dilworth passed away at his home in Carey, Idaho on Saturday, December 22, 2018 after a spirited battle with cancer just days away from his 80th birthday. He was born in Jerome, Idaho on December 28, 1938 to Marold Joseph Dilworth and Viola Newman Dilworth, the eldest of ten children. He was preceeded in death by his parents, two brothers Thomas Edward (Eddie) and John Loren, and two grandchildren, Patrick Joseph Smith and Camilla Alexis Deleo. He is survived by his six children: Charlotte Rose Cline of Twin Falls, Idaho; Christina Viola Carter of Park City, Utah; Jason Joseph Dilworth (wife Janice) of Boise, Idaho; Catherine June Lunt (husband Michael) of Pleasant View, Utah; Jed Douglas Dilworth (wife Cinnamon) of Boise, Idaho; and Thomas James Dilworth (wife Heather) of Big Sandy, Montana; 20 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; his former wife Carolyn Rose Carter (Mosier); and his seven siblings, LeGrand Dilworth (wife Cheryl) of Malta, Idaho; Maria Higley (husband Lee) of Burley, Idaho; Orin Dilworth (wife Loretta) of Boise, Idaho; Reed Dilworth (wife Pam) of Jerome, Idaho; Anette Christiansen (husband Michael) of Jerome, Idaho; Milan Dilworth of South Jordon, Utah; and Lorna Walker (husband Rodney) of Rupert, Idaho. Joe was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a valiant servant to the Lord throughout his life. He served a two-year mission in Oklahoma as part of the Southern States Mission. He was a High Priest, served in two Bishoprics, as a Young Men's President, temple worker, and intermittently as a scout leader for over 40 years. Upon returning from his mission he attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho where he studied on a scholarship, wrestled, played football and was honored with an All-American Football Award as a Guard. He graduated from Ricks in 1962. He then attended BYU in Provo and graduated in 1967. He taught and coached wrestling and football at Brigham Young High School and then Morgan High School before choosing a career in general construction, building homes, a field he worked in for the remainder of his life, finishing as a building inspector, and retiring in 2017 at age 78. Joe is remembered as a hero to all of his brothers and sisters, a stalwart, dependable, obedient, hard-working, and self-sacrificing big brother who always honored his parents and worked hard to set a good example in his family. These character attributes defined him as a man of great integrity with a servant's heart and an unmatched work ethic, attributes which remained with him throughout his life, influencing all of his decisions and actions, his relationships and commitments as a dedicated husband and father, his role as the patriarchal leader of the Dilworth family, and as a respected member within any work environment, organization, or community in which he served. Joe was a lifelong advocate of Scouting and after decades of service in the organization, he received the Silver Beaver Award, a distinguished service award from the Boy Scouts of America. He loved his family, his tractor, gardening, storytelling around the campfire, entertaining his grandchildren with his rope tricks, doing family history work, keeping his memory books, reading biographies, and wood working. Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Carey, Idaho on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 11 am, with a viewing prior to the funeral starting at 9:30 am. The gravesite dedication will immediately follow the funeral services at the Carey Cemetery, and a meal for the family will be held at the church following the gravesite dedication. In lieu of flowers or any other donation, if you felt the impact and influence of our father's life of service, please consider reaching out to your community or to those in need as a reflection of how his character and example was meaningful to you. The family would like to extend a special thanks to all those who have been so loving and attentive to our father over the past few years of his life. We know you spent many hours offering service and care, dropping by meals, visiting, and helping us keep an eye on him, even though he was very independent. We love and appreciate all of you. For more information - www.woodriverchapel.com [Idaho Statesman, January 1, 2019] Second source.

Dixon, Fred W. [Buck] (F&S)

Dixon, Fred W. [Buck] (F&S)
Provo, Utah US

Buck and Helen Dixon

Faculty & Staff. Fred W. (Buck) Dixon. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1926. Fred W. Dixon. He received a BS Degree in Physical Education in 1926. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 264. ~ ~ ~ ~ Fred W. Dixon was a legendary BYH Athletic Coach beginning during 1929-1930 school year and continued on at least through the 1934-1936 school years. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU Cougar Club Hall of Fame - Fred W. Dixon. Buck Dixon was born in 1904 in Provo, Utah. He received his B.S. degree from Brigham Young University in 1926 and returned to earn his masterís degree in 1939. During his college athletic career he won fifteen varsity letters in football, basketball, track, and tennis. He was named all-conference in football, basketball, and tennis. In 1924 he was awarded the Anderberg medal as the foremost all-around athlete at BYU and was also named Utahís Outstanding Athlete. After graduating from BYU, Buck served for two years as Weber High Schoolís first coach. He returned to BYU in 1928 as an assistant to Coach Ott Romney, head football coach. During Buck Dixon's forty-five years at BYU, his tennis teams won the state championships several times, and he organized the first BYU golf team. In 1957 Buck was given the Dale Rex Memorial Award for his contribution to amateur athletics in Utah, and in 1972 he was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame. Fred W. "Buck" Dixon married Helen Chipman on May 27, 1931, and all four of their children graduated from BYU.

Dixon, Maude (1919, F&S)

Dixon, Maude (1919, F&S)
Provo, Utah US

Maude and Fred L. Markham

Class of 1919. Maude Dixon. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1919. Source: 1919 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, pages 61-74. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1924. Maud Dixon. She received a BS Degree in English in 1924. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 321. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. BYU Archives: Markham, Maud Dixon. Oral history interview, July 28, 1982. 1 volume. Call Number: UA OH 119 Abstract: Interview by Lucille Thorne with Maud Dixon Markham concerning her childhood, education at BYU, marriage to Fred L. Markham [also BYH Class of 1919], and experiences at Brigham Young High School as a teacher. Speaks about her association with BY High and BYU. Fred L. Markham and Maude Dixon Markham had two daughters and two sons: Diana Markham (Gary) Stewart, Terre Haute, Indiana (dec.); Barbara Markham (Weldon) Daines, Salt Lake City, Utah (dec.); John Markham and wife, Reeda, Provo, Utah; and Dixon Markham and wife Junece, Provo, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Maud Dixon was born on February 28, 1901 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were John De Grey Dixon and Sarah Ann Lewis Dixon. Maud married Fred Lewis Markham on June 25, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Maude Dixon Markham died on September 4, 1985 in Provo, Utah.

Dixon, Owen George

Dixon, Owen George
Bradford County, Florida

Owen Dixon

Faculty & Staff, Coach. He began at BYH in 1947-48, taught in 1948-49, and continued through the early 1950s, including 1952-53. He taught Physical Education & Physiology and coached several sports, including Football, Baseball, Basketball and Track. Nickname: Jokey. Born November 21, 1907, died June 6, 1966. Buried in the Crosby Lake Cemetery, Bradford County, Florida.

Done, Willard

Done, Willard
Provo, Utah US

Willard Done

BY Academy High School Class of 1883. Willard Done of Payson, Utah. Graduated Friday, June 15, 1883, with a Normal diploma, and with a Physiology certificate. Source: Territorial Enquirer, Friday, June 15, 1883. ~ ~ ~ ~ BY Academy Collegiate Class of 1885. Willard Done received a Certificate of Efficiency in Science. Source: 1. Deseret News, June 25, 1885. 2. Territorial Enquirer, June 12, 1885. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Willard Done, Librarian, 1883-1887.

Drew, LaMar H.
277 South 600 East
Alpine, Utah 84004 US

LaMar and LaRene Drew
  • Work: (801) 756-2587

Faculty & Staff. Mr. LaMar Drew. BYU Training School up to May 1968. BYU BS Education 1959. BYU MS Education 1969. He taught the Fifth Grade, and was loved and appreciated by his students. Lamar H. Drew married LaRene. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Elwood Drew and Annie Aleta Huggard Drew of Lehi. Their children included: Robert (Bob) Elwood Drew, Lehi; LaMar (LaRene) Drew, Alpine; Stanley (Ava Dean) Drew, Pocatello, Idaho; Lee (Connie) Drew, Lindon; and Dorothy Drew (Roy) Loveridge, Alpine.

Drury, Lloyd A.
Provo, Utah US

Lloyd Drury

Faculty & Staff, including 1952-53. Teacher of Civics.

Dunford, Leah Eudora [Widtsoe,]

Dunford, Leah Eudora [Widtsoe,]
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Leah and John Widtsoe

B. Y. Academy Collegiate Class of 1898, and Faculty. Leah Endora Dunford. Leah Dunford received the Bachelor of Pedagogy (B.Pd.) degree in Spring of 1898. Source: Students Record of Class Standings B. Y. Academy, Book 1, page 140. ~ ~ ~ ~ Leah Dunford, Domestic Science teacher, 1897-1899. Board of Trustees, 1933 to 1939. Wife of Elder John A. Widtsoe. Author of at least three books: 1. Brigham Young, The Man Of The Hour: Leader Of The Latter Day Saints, by Leah D. Widtsoe, John A. Widtsoe. 2. How To Be Well: A Health Handbook And Cookbook Based On The Newer Knowledge Of Nutrition By A Member Of The Mormon Church, by Leah D. Widtsoe, John A. Widtsoe. 3. Life Story of Brigham Young: Mormon Leader, Founder of Salt Lake City, and Builder of an Empire in the Uncharted Wastes of Western America, by Susa Y. Gates, Leah D. Widtsoe, and Susa (Young) Gates. ~ ~ ~ ~ Leah Eudora Dunford was born February 24, 1874 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents were Alma Bailey Dunford and Susan (Susa) Amelia Young. She married John Andreas Widtsoe on June 1, 1898 in Salt Lake City. She died on June 7, 1965, in Salt Lake City. Interment, SLC, Utah.

Durham, Alfred Morton

Durham, Alfred Morton
Provo, Utah US

Alfred and Margaret Durham

Faculty & Staff. Alfred M. Durham, Music teacher, 1900-1906. ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF HIS DAUGHTER: Phylis Durham was born May 25, 1912, accompanied by her twin brother, Julian, to Alfred Morton Durham and Margaret Richards Durham in Beaver, Utah. She died in Salt Lake City on January 21, 2007. She was the seventh of nine children. She had a noble heritage, which includes grandparents in both the Willie and Martin handcart companies. Her father and mother were among the first couples to serve a mission to Tonga in 1899. Her father, Alfred M. Durham, was an accomplished musician and composer, having studied at the University of Michigan and Julliard. He has several hymns included in the current LDS hymnal. ~ ~ ~ ~ Phylis graduated with high honors from the University of Utah in 1953 as an English major. Upon graduation she and her sister went to California so she could continue her studies at the University of California, Berkeley. While doing graduate studies, Phylis met and married Jesse Romney Farr on May 25, 1936 in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for most of their married life where they raised their two children. She is survived by her children, Michael (Susan) Farr and Patricia (Lance) Wickman, nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers and sisters, and one grandson. After their marriage, Phylis spent her life devoted to her husband and children. She was an outstanding wife and mother. There was nothing in the home she could not do. Her excellent cooking was widely recognized and enjoyed. She entertained beautifully and often. Generations of Stanford students were beneficiaries of her cooking and entertaining skills. She was also a wonderful seamstress, decorator and designer. She volunteered at school and Church. She was very bright and was a sought-after teacher, particularly in the spiritual and literary fields. She was loyal friend and spent much of her time serving those in need. She has been an outstanding and loving grandmother, giving liberally of her time and means to her grandchildren. Services were held at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary in Salt Lake City on Friday, January 26, 2007. [Deseret News, January 23, 2007.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Memoirs of E. E. Erickson, second principal of BYA Beaver Branch ~ Murdock Academy: "Our next door neighbor was Alfred Durham of the music department. He was called Professor Durham presumably because of his being a musician but probably also because of his dignified bearing and lofty character. He always talked and behaved like a gentleman. He accepted without a moment's doubt the theological beliefs and moral standards of his church. He was president of the Murdock Academy Branch and was in charge of all the singing and dancing of the community. I was his first counselor in the branch presidency and George Luke was his second."

Durrant, Earlene
628 East 445 South
Orem, Utah 84097-6480 US

Earlene Durrant
  • Work: (801) 378-7507
  • Home: (801) 225-1682

Faculty & Staff 1960s, including 1964-67. Earlene Durrant. Physical Education Teacher. BYU BS Physical Education 1962. BYU MS Physical Education 1963. BYU EDD Women's Physical Education 1975. @2010

Dusenberry, Ida Smoot

Dusenberry, Ida Smoot
[See Smoot, Ida]

Ida Dusenberry

Faculty & Staff. See Smoot, Ida.

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