BYA~BYH Faculty & Staff


Alphabetical Alumni
Andrus, Wanda

Andrus, Wanda
Provo, Utah US

Wanda Andrus

Faculty & Staff. Wanda Andrus, Physical Education, 1938-1939.

Arnett, Marvin Rex

Arnett, Marvin Rex
Mesa, Arizona US

Rex & Ruth/Anna/Lois Arnett

Faculty & Staff 1962-66 - Spanish Language Teacher. BYU BA Spanish 1961. BYU MA Spanish 1967. U. of Texas PHD 1968. First wife: Ruth Ann Snow, dec. Second wife: Anna _____. Third wife, Lois _____. Perhaps the most infamous prank played in the BYU Eyring Science Center involved a cat and a carillon. As a gift from four senior classes in the mid-1950s, a carillon was mounted on the roof of the ESC. The instrument played through four huge speakers, loud enough to be heard at Utah Lake on a clear day, claims Rex Arnett, then a student carillonneur. According to legend, someone put a cat to sleep with chloroform and placed the animal inside the locked rolltop carillon keyboard. When the cat woke up, it began walking around and playing loud, obnoxious noises in the middle of the night. But Arnett remembers it differently. As the one who discovered the cats (there were two), he insists it was a Sunday afternoon and the cats only made a brief disturbance. The big ruckus, he says, actually happened a few weeks later in March 1956. About 11:30 one Friday evening, the carillon started going berserk, remembers Arnett. As lights came on all over Provo, Arnett and a police officer struggled through several sets of doors with soldered locks. By the time they reached the carillon, the noise had been going on for more than 30 minutes. "The console was open," Arnett explains, "and there was a little Erector Set motor that had been attached to the lower part of the keyboard. It had two little arms that came around on the motor and hit two particular keys--bong bong, bong bong, bong bong." The incident made quite a stir at BYU and in Provo, but the pranksters were never caught, says Arnett, who graduated with a Spanish degree in 1961. ---------- ARNETT NOTE, AUGUST 2005: "I left the year before it was announced that BY High would be closed, on a sabbatical leave to attend the University of Texas at Austin. Before I left I requested a personal interview with three people: the director of the Lab School (BY High), the Dean of the College of Education, and the academic vice-president of BYU, all of whom were in the chain of command involving BY High. I sought assurance from them that BY High would not be closed and that I could continue to teach there after doctoral studies at Texas. All three said the crisis over whether or not BY High would be closed as had been rumored, was over, and that firm decisions had been made assuring its future existence. I took it as a personal blow in December of 1967 when I was called from a class and summoned to the University of Texas College of Education office where I was instructed to get in touch with BYU officials immediately. Dr. Glen Ovard took my returned call and said he was notifying me that the next day the announcement would be officially made public that BY High was to be closed. On paper BYU transferred me to the College of Education with the rank of Instructor, and carried me on leave for two more years hoping that I would return as a faculty member. Other opportunities became available which BYU could not match, so that was the end of my association with BYU. I am retired but currently serve as an adjunct professor of Spanish at Mesa Community College in Mesa Arizona." Rex Arnett @2005 ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Marvin Rex Arnett, 78, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 1, 2014 in Gilbert, Arizona. Rex was born on March 29, 1936 in Franklin, Arizona. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and June Arnett, and sister, Ilene Crawford. Rex is survived by his wife Lois, and children, David Arnett, Diane (Bryon) Blackburn, Susan Arnett, Michelle (Aaron) Clark, Jon Arnett, Christopher (Danielle) Arnett, 5 granddaughters, 1 grandson, brothers, Tom (Sheryl) Arnett, Don (Marsha) Arnett, Steven (Bobbi) Arnett, and sisters, Junetta (Harvey) Clifford, Barbara (Jim) Wright, and Mary Ann Price. Rex will be remembered for his remarkable talent as an organist, musician, teacher, and story teller. He enjoyed many years as an educator and school administrator, shaping countless lives teaching music, Spanish, English, and giving private music lessons. He had a wonderful wit and sense of humor, and a deep love for his family, his heritage, music, the Spanish language and hispanic culture, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and telling stories to delight children and adults alike. He was an active and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which membership he cherished, and particularly enjoyed serving in the Mesa LDS Temple in his later years. A visitation in honor of Rex will be held Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Bunker Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona. Funeral services will take place Friday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at the LDS Kimball East Stake Center, 4640 E. Holmes Ave., Mesa, Arizona, with a one-hour visitation preceding. Rex will be buried in his birthplace of Franklin, Arizona, with graveside services to be held Friday, May 9, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Franklin, Arizona Cemetery. Source.

Arnold, Frank
4123 E Sundance Ave
Gilbert, Arizona 85297-6620 US

Frank Arnold
  • Work: (480) 279-2454

Faculty & Staff 1960s - Physical Education & Health Teacher & Basketball Coach. Later BYU head coach, teams unbeaten at home 1978-79 (14-0) and 1980-81 (13-0), later head coach, University of Hawaii. Author Name: Arnold, Frank. Title: RISE & SHOUT. Binding: Hard Cover. Publisher: Orem, Utah Generation Press 1980 ISBN Number: 0-936852-02-X. BIOGRAPHY-UTAH; 8vo ; Autobiography of Frank Arnold BYU Cougar Basketball Coach. Includes B&W illustrated photos. A reunion of the BYU 1981 "greatest basketball team" was held in February of 2002. Most of the team got together Friday night for a banquet and to discuss old times. "We haven't seen each other in years," said '81 coach Frank Arnold, who is currently serving a mission in Salt Lake City for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "The stories get a lot better as the years go by." ----- Gib Arnold, son of Frank Arnold, is in his third season at Pepperdine [in 2002]. Gib began his coaching career as an assistant under Craig Drury at Provo High. He also coached a couple of AAU All-Star teams that featured Utah's Chris Burgess and former Cougar Mekeli Wesley. Gib Arnold graduated from BYU in 1995. ---October 2002: Frank Arnold and his wife spend winters in Phoenix, summers in the Show Low, Arizona, cabin they built with their own hands. They are currently working on a two-story home next door. They have a small TV that picks up only two fuzzy stations and no daily newspaper delivery. If you want to call, you'll have to get Arnold's cell phone number because there's no land line to the cabin. The couple recently completed an LDS mission to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. ~ ~ ~ ~ Frank Harold Arnold (born October 1, 1934) is a retired American college basketball coach who was head coach at BYU from 1975 to 1983 and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa from 1985 to 1987. Early life and college playing career Born in Ogden, Utah, Arnold grew up in Pocatello, Idaho and graduated from Pocatello High School in 1952. He then attended Idaho State University in Pocatello and lettered on the Idaho State Bengals basketball team from 1954 to 1956. Coaching career After graduating from Idaho State in 1956, Arnold became an assistant basketball coach at Payette High School in Payette, Idaho in 1956. In 1958, Arnold became head coach at Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah and enrolled in graduate school at the Brigham Young University College of Education, from which he earned a master's degree in education in 1960, then coached at BYU's laboratory school until 1962. In 1962, Arnold enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Oregon and became a graduate assistant on the Oregon Ducks basketball team. In 1963, Arnold returned to Pocatello High to be head coach. The following year, Arnold moved to Vancouver, Washington to be head coach at Clark Junior College, where he would stay for two seasons until 1966. Arnold then returned to the University of Oregon to be assistant coach under Steve Belko, who coached Arnold at Idaho State. Arnold joined John Wooden's staff at UCLA in 1971 to replace Denny Crum, who left to take the head coaching position at Louisville. Arnold was hired to replace BYU coach Glenn Potter in 1975. Prior to coming to BYU, Arnold had been tutored by UCLA legendary coach John Wooden, working as an assistant for the “Wizard of Westwood” during the school’s glory years. Arnold was Wooden's assistant coach for three NCAA championships. Arnold led the Cougars to a 137-94 (.593) record, won three Western Athletic Conference basketball titles and also coached them to three trips to NCAA Tournament and another to the NIT. BYU made it to the NCAA Final 8 with a team starring future NBA players Danny Ainge, Greg Kite and Fred Roberts. Arnold struggled after the 1981 season and finished coaching at BYU in 1983. Arnold accepted the head coaching position at the University of Hawaii in 1985 and coached at the school for two seasons and led the Rainbow Warriors to an 11-45 (.244) record. He resigned in 1987 and noted that his lack of success at the school was because "In order to win here you have to have J.C. transfers and that doesn't fit into my recruiting or coaching style". Arnold then was an assistant at Arizona State for two seasons. Personal life His son Gib Arnold also became a basketball coach and was most recently head coach at Hawaii from 2010 to 2014. Source.

Babb, Thomas I, III
1367 SW Fleishauer Ct.
McMinnville, Oregon 97128-5739 US

Thomas Babb
  • Work: 503-435-1431

Faculty & Staff. Thomas I. Babb III. Spanish Teacher and History Teacher. Taught in final years of BYH through 1968. BYU BA Spanish 1966. Past president of the McMinnville Oregon Stake, circa 1990. @2010

Babcock, Maud May

Babcock, Maud May
Roosevelt, Utah US

Maud and Cyrenus Johnston [Johnstun]

Faculty & Staff. Maud M. Babcock, Physical Culture teacher, 1893-1894. ~ ~ ~ ~ Maud May Babcock was born September 30, 1877 in Central, Sevier County, Utah [or Koosharem]. Her parents were John Rowley Babcock and Augusta May Hanchett. Maud Babcock married Cyrenus Carlos Johnstun (sic) or Johnston on September 28, 1897. (He was from Spanish Fork, Utah.) She died on January 7, 1927 in Roosevelt, Duchesne County, Utah.

Baldwin, Nathaniel

Baldwin, Nathaniel
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Nathaniel & 2 Baldwin

Class of 1903, BYA High School. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source confirming high school graduation of Nathaniel Baldwin: Deseret News, May 16, 1903.Faculty & Staff. Nathaniel Baldwin, Physics teacher, 1899-1905. ~ ~ ~ ~ Nathaniel Baldwin was born on December 1, 1878 in Fillmore, Utah. His parents were Nathan Bennett Baldwin, Sr., and Margaret Oler or Ohler. Nathaniel married twice: First, to Elizabeth Ann (Lizzie) Butler on November 2, 1899 in Manti, Utah. He second married Josie Steed. He died on January 19, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ballard, Zella

Ballard, Zella
Provo, Utah US

Zella and Marion Wakefield

Faculty & Staff. Zella Ballard Wakefield, Training School, 1902-1907. ~ ~ ~ ~ Zella May Ballard was born on January 12, 1881 in Payson, Utah. Her parents were Francis Marion Ballard and Abigail Lucinda Winward. Zella Ballard married Marion Elroy Wakefield on August 16, 1905 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on August 9, 1965 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Provo, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Zella May Ballard married Marion Elroy Wakefield, and they lived in Montana and Utah. They had a son: Leland B. Wakefield, of Provo, Utah. [Leland was the long-time owner-operator of Wakefield's, Inc. – an independent piano, music, electronics, and appliance store, which he founded in 1947 and ran for 43 years. After retiring and closing the store, Leland was a small business development advisor for the US Small Business Administration. Leland served in the Army Air Corps in World War II, stationed in Egypt and Italy. He was awarded the Bronze Star. Following the war, he attended BYU where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in business. At BYU, Leland met and married Anna Stucki. Their marriage took place on June 21, 1946 in the LDS Idaho Falls Temple. Leland held a variety of positions in the LDS church. He was a long time executive secretary and ward clerk, in the Oak Hills 1st Ward. He also served as a High Councilor and as Bishop of the BYU 1st Ward for eight years. He also worked in the Provo LDS Temple. He was born on March 1, 1919 in Butte, Montana, and he died on December 20, 2004.]

Ballif, Ariel Smith, Sr.

Ballif, Ariel Smith, Sr.
Provo, Utah US

Ariel and Arta Ballif

Faculty & Staff - Honorary. Ariel Smith Ballif, Sr., was born December 9, 1901, in Logan, Utah, the youngest son of Emma Smith and John Lyman Ballif. As a child he moved with his family to Rexburg, Idaho, where he grew up, gaining notoriety as an athlete and a dramatic tenor. In 1925, the same year he was graduated from BYU, he married Arta Romney in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Two years later, he and Arta were called to serve a mission in New Zealand where he served as principal of the LDS Church's Maori Agricultural College. In 1930, the family returned to Idaho where Ariel taught and coached at Medway High School. Despite the pressures of the Great Depression, Ariel and Arta sold their possessions and took their small children to Los Angeles so that he could pursue graduate studies at the University of Southern California. He was awarded a Master of Arts degree in 1937, came to teach in the Department of Sociology at Brigham Young University in 1938, and finished his Ph.D. at USC in 1945. Ariel's lifelong desire was to use his understanding in the service of others. During World War II, he took on a painful government assignment as War Relocation Adjustment Advisor for the Intermountain area. Pursuing his interest in progressive social issues, he served on state committees on aging, marriage counseling, mental health, and regulations governing detention homes, and was the state chairman of the Utah Council on Family Life. He always involved himself in civic responsibilities, including the process of reforming Provo City government in the 1950's. He was elected to the Provo City Council in 1958 and served as interim mayor, 1960-61. He was a member and chairman of the Provo City Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment, member of the Provo City Coordinating Council and Utah County Planning Commission, and president of the Downtown Coaches. From 1972 to 1981 he was a member of the Provo City Senior Citizen Council and served two terms as its chairman. In the late 1970's and 1980's, he was on the Change of Government Committee for Provo City, the Utah County Government Study, and the Provo River Trail Committee. In 1955, Ariel was called again to New Zealand to preside over the LDS mission. Under his stewardship, two stakes were organized, a church college was built, and a temple was built and dedicated. Returning to Provo and BYU, Ariel served as chairman of the Department of Sociology, dean of the BYU summer school, chairman of the athletic council, chairman of the curriculum committee, and foreign student advisor. At BYU, he taught courses in social psychology, community organization, race relations, and marriage and family. In the summer of 1969 Ariel was invited to the Republic of China in Taiwan to study the educational system. He became professor emeritus in 1972. He was a fellow in the American Sociological Association, and an alumnus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Utah Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, and the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors. For distinguished scholarship, he has been honored with membership in Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Kappa Delta. In 1969 Ariel received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Ricks College and in 1976 a Distinguished Service Award from the BYU Alumni Association. He was named Outstanding Man of Provo at the 1983 American Freedom Festival. In 1988, BYU awarded Ariel and Arta a Presidential Citation. In addition to seven years of missionary work in New Zealand, Ariel served his church as a bishop of the Provo Ninth Ward, president of the East Provo Stake, and patriarch in the East Provo, East Sharon, and BYU 9th stakes. He was a sealer in the Salt Lake and Provo temples. From 1961 to 1965 he authored social science lessons for the Relief Society of the Church and also wrote for the MIA manuals. Ariel's devotion to his wife during their more than 67 years of marriage inspired all who saw it. He offered strength and acceptance to everyone he met and never ceased working to make the world a better place. His family finds joy in his legacy of great love, service, respect for truth, and appreciation for the beauty of each day on earth. He was survived by his daughter Maralyn and her husband James U. Lavenstein (of Chicago, Illinois), son Jae and his wife Carma, daughter Bonnie and her husband Robert J. Spanvill (all of Provo), son-in-law John H. Bennett (of Salt Lake City), nineteen grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren. His wife, son Ariel Jr., daughter Moana, two brothers, and four sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 16, 1995 in Provo. The family suggests contributions be made to the Brigham Young University Library in the name of Ariel S. Ballif, Sr. [Deseret News, Sunday, May 14, 1995.]

Ballou, Richard Edwin

Ballou, Richard Edwin
Provo, Utah US

Dick and Jane Ballou

Faculty & Staff. Richard Edwin "Dick" Ballou taught Band at BYH as a graduate student circa 1950 & 1951. Dick Ballou was born on March 30, 1924. He received his bachelor’s and master's degree from BYU in Music in 1948 and in 1953, respectively. In March 1949, Richard Ballou married Jane Virginia Taylor [or Tyler] in the Salt Lake Temple. He served in many capacities in the Church including as Stake Young Men’s President, high counselor, bishop, assistant ward clerk, Elders Quorum counselor, and in various callings in music. Ballou passed away in August 07, 2004. He summarized his life by paraphrasing Thomas Edison, “I never worked a day in my life; I was having too much fun.“ They were the parents of Vicki Jean Ballou, Class of 1966~H.

Barron, Howard H.

Barron, Howard H.
Orem, Utah US

Howard & LaVerda Barron

Faculty & Staff -- Teacher, Biology, Eugenics, Mathematics, Religion, Science. Early 1950s, including 1953-1954 and 1954-1955. Howard H. Barron, born August 7, 1920, Vermillion, Utah. Died September 23, 2000. His parents: Homer Hesakia Barron & Lucille Anna Strange Barron. OBITUARY: Howard H. Barron, 80, returned to his Heavenly Father on Saturday morning September 23, 2000. He was born August 7, 1920 in Vermillion, Utah a son of Homer H. Barron and Lucille Strange Barron. He married LaVerda Ralphs in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on September 20, 1946. He attended Utah State University at Logan, Utah receiving a B.S. in Animal Science and Vocational Agriculture in 1943. He was awarded an M.S. degree from the same institution in 1950. In 1953 the University of Utah awarded him his Ed.D. degree with a major emphasis in Educational Administration. He began his career as an assistant county agent for Weber County, Utah; served as a principal of Altamont High School and Elementary School; and taught early morning seminary in Salt Lake City. The next 32 years of his career were spent at Brigham Young University, including BY High, where he was a Professor of Religious Education. During his tenure at BYU he was a visiting professor of secondary education at New Mexico State University; was the first Director of the LDS Institute at San Jose, California; and was Chairman of the Department of Bible and Modern Scripture at BYU. He authored the following books: "Orson Hyde", "Judah, Past and Future," 3 volumes "Of Everlasting Value", and "Mormon Prophecies and Their Fulfillment." He especially enjoyed his many opportunities for church service, having served as a Serviceman's Group Leader overseas in the Southwest Pacific during World War II, as a member of several High Councils, as an assistant ward clerk, as president of several auxiliaries, and as bishop of the BYU Nineteenth Ward and second counselor in the BYU Fourth Stake presidency. He and his wife served two full-time missions in the Washington D.C. South Mission and in the BYU Family History Center. They also served as temple workers in the Provo Temple. He is survived by his wife and three children: Verdalee, Orem; Bryce (Stephanie), Highland; Bryan (Renee), American Fork; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 27th, 2000 in Orem. Interment, Orem City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Sunday, September 24, 2000.]

Bartlett, Ashley

Bartlett, Ashley
Provo, Utah US

Ashley Bartlett

Faculty & Staff. Ashley Bartlett, Training School, 1906-1908.

Bassett, Arthur R.
35 West 1880 North
Orem, Utah 84057-2111

Arthur and Janet Bassett
  • Work: 801-226-0280

Faculty & Staff 1960s - Seminary Teacher. Arthur "Art" Bassett. 1960 BA Brigham Young University, 1966 MRL Brigham Young University, 1972 joined BYU faculty as Professor of Humanities, 1975 PhD Syracuse University. His parents: Thomas Myrthen Bassett and Henrietta Minson Bassett. Arthur Bassett has retired from BYU. @2006 BASSETT, ARTHUR R., Professor. PhD, Syracuse University, 1975. Humanities: American Humanities; Victorian Art and Culture. Alternate email: arthurbasset467@gmail.com @Aug2016 Art and Janet Bassett were honored guests at the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the BYH Class of 1966 on September 2, 2016.

Bauer, Edith [Bartholomew,]
Provo, Utah

Edith and Heber Bauer

Faculty & Staff. In 1946-47 she taught English, Journalism, and was the faculty advisor for Quill & Scroll. She also taught through 1952-1953, as a Guidance Counselor. Married Heber Carl Bauer. They had two children: Their 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, Helen's brother, Boyd H. Bauer [BYH Class of 1957] married Alice.

Beckstrand, Hyrum

Beckstrand, Hyrum
Provo, Utah US

Hyrum Beckstrand

B. Y. Academy Collegiate Class of 1897. Hyrum Beckstrand. Normal Diploma, no degree mentioned, but he is listed with B. Pd. graduates. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 1. Name contained in an informal "Cast of Characters" graduation / advertising program of 1897.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Program, BYA Exercises, Class of '97, Normal Department, BYU Special Collections, UA 1008, Box 1, Folder 1. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Physical Laboratory teacher, 1897-1898.

Beeley, Maude Mary

Beeley, Maude Mary
Provo, Utah US

Maude and Elmer Jacob

Collegiate Graduate of BYU, Class of 1909. Maude Mary Beeley. She received a Bachelor of Arts (A. B.) Degree in May of 1909. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University (BYU Records Office), Book 4, page 361. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. Maude M. Jacob, Training School, English teacher, 1909-1913. ~ ~ ~ ~ Maude Mary Beeley was born on March 5, 1884 in Stockport, Cheshire, England. Her parents were John William Beeley and Elizabeth E. Lawton Beeley. Maude married Elmer Acred Jacob on August 30, 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Maude M. Jacob died on August 22, 1960 in Provo, Utah. Her interment, Provo Cemetery, Utah.

Belt, W. Dwayne

Belt, W. Dwayne
Orem, Utah US

Dwayne and Glenys Belt

Faculty & Staff. W. Dwayne Belt [Wilbur]. He served as the Principal XIX of BYH during the 1961-1962 academic year. As head of all student activities, he came to BY High from Colorado. Dr. Belt added much to the success of BY High. He endeavored to improve working relationships between the faculty and the student body. His sense of humor and personality helped to create a friendly atmosphere. Working directly with students, he provided understanding leadership through wise counsel and advice. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Dwayne Belt of Orem, passed away from a sudden severe illness on September 14, 2007, at the age of 78. He was born in Burroak Township, Iowa, on August 9, 1929 to Wilbur and Ruth Clement Belt. When he was 16, his family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. He spent his senior year there involved in drama, music and track, and was voted 'most versatile graduate'. He attended BYU, where he participated in the band and on the track team, graduating with a BA in Music in 1952. While at BYU, he was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dwayne met Glenys Rollins in the clarinet section of the BYU Concert Band. They became eternal sweethearts when they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on August 25, 1952. He served in the United States Army from 1952 until 1954. Dwayne was a school teacher and principal in Lyman, then Evanston, Wyoming; after which he attended Northern Colorado University, receiving his master's and doctor's degrees. In 1961, Dwayne began to serve as Principal at B.Y. High School, through the 1961-1962 academic year.. He then transferred to BYU's College of Education, where he taught for 30 years. He served faithfully in church positions throughout his life, including missions with his wife to the Las Vegas, Nevada Mission, and the St. George Temple Visitor's Center and historic sites. At the time of his death, he was Branch President at the Canyon Breeze Assisted Living Center in Orem. He enjoyed being a member of the Orem Golden K Kiwanis Club. Dwayne loved sports and was an avid BYU, Utah Jazz and New York Yankees fan. He also loved good music and was very proud of the musical and athletic accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed a simple life - he was reliable, thrifty, punctual and orderly. He preferred a good hamburger and a malt to a filet mignon and a fancy dessert. His family adored him. Dwayne is survived by his wife, Glenys, of Orem; and his five children: Carol Belt [BYH Class of 1972~H] (Jon) Mitchell of Lehi; Connie Belt [BYH Class of 1973~H] (Jay) Jones, of Fairview, Texas; Terry (Hollie) Belt [BYH Class of 1975~H], of Orem; Shawna Belt [BYH Class of 1977~H] (John) Edwards, of Provo; Linda (Tom) Urquhart, of Orem; 28 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, David, Jerry, Jimmy and Donna Belt, all of Las Vegas; and Peggy Hoskin, of Cedar City. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 19, 2007, in the Sharon Park 3rd Ward chapel, 200 North 200 East, Orem. Interment, Orem City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, Tuesday, September 18, 2007.]

Bendixsen, Grant Douglas

Bendixsen, Grant Douglas
Provo, Utah US

Grant & Laura Bendixsen

Faculty & Staff 1950s through 1964 - Core Teacher, English, including 1955-56. Grant Douglas Bendixsen. BYU BA Secondary Education 1949, BYU BS Education 1953. Grant D. Bendixsen, born August 24, 1916, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died December 14, 1990. His parents: Carl Stephen Knud Bendixsen & Mary Caroline Nokes Bendixsen. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS WIFE'S OBITUARY: Riverdale, Utah - Laura Nelle Taylor Bendixsen, 90, died Sunday, December 9, 2007 in Ogden of natural causes. She was born March 11, 1917 in Dutch Gap, Virginia, a daughter of Robin Adair and Emmie Bowe Martin Taylor. On November 21, 1945, Laura Nelle married Grant Douglas Bendixsen in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Grant preceded her in death on December 14, 1990. She lived in Virginia, Salt Lake City, Provo, Coalville, and resided in Riverdale since 1967. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served a mission in the East Central States. In addition, she served as Primary President, Relief Society President, Stake Nursery Leader, Stake Missionary, and Relief Society and Primary Teacher. Laura Nelle, one of the Jolly Dutch Gappers, performed on the radio during World War II and various other places. She was a member and President of Yesharah, and committee Chairman of the Riverdale 4th of July Days, when it was named Old Glory Days. Education Week at BYU was her annual tradition for over 45 years and she attended Chautauqua for 47 consecutive years. She loved decorating her yard for Easter and helped compile a cook book or the church building fund. She had a passion for writing and was the Edgemont Correspondent for the Provo Daily Herald, a writer for the Summit Bee in Coalville, and a reporter for Riverdale in the Roy Chronicle. Surviving are two sons, Jan Robin Bendixsen [BYH Class of 1966 ~ H], Scot Douglas (Lynette) Bendixsen; and five daughters, Lewanna Bendixsen(Gary) Christianson, Sanoma Bendixsen Burke, Joy Bendixsen (Brent) Bastow, Fonda Bendixsen Evans, Patrice Bendixsen(Wesley) Ervin; son-in-law, Gary Fierro; 31, grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and her brother, Donald Taylor. Laura Nelle was preceded in death by: husband Grant, daughter Tanya Bendixsen Fierro, six brothers, three sisters, one grandson Lance Douglas Fox, and granddaughter Erin Bendixsen. Funeral services held Saturday, December 15, 2007 at the Riverdale Stake Center, 4000 South 1150 West. Interment, Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd., Salt Lake City, Utah. [Provo Daily Herald, December 13, 2007.]

Bennion, Lowell
Provo, Utah

Lowell Bennion

Faculty & Staff, BYH 1950s or 1960s. Subject taught? _____ [Is this the famous Lowell Lindsay Bennion, born 1908, now deceased? (Probably not.) or Lowell Andrew Bennion, born 1925, now deceased (married Shirley Deane Armitage)? or another Lowell Bennion?] At least three possibilities: 1. There is a Lowell C. "Ben" (wife, Sherilyn) resided in Bayside, California (son of Lowell L. Bennion); and 2. In March of 2003, Lowell Bennion, Humboldt State University, Emeritus, participated in a Mormon conference at Yale Divinity School; and 3. There is a Lowell Bennion living at 2836 Brookburn Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109-3531 - (801) 274-9215 @2006

Bennion, Marian
2320 Gene Littler Drive
El Paso, Texas 79936-2708 US

Marian and Wayne Stevens
  • Work: (915) 593-3226

Faculty & Staff, 1950s. Married Wayne E. Stevens. Attended BYU 1952, BS Utah State University, MA Columbia University, New York. @2006

Bennion, Owen Cannon

Bennion, Owen Cannon
Stark City, Missouri US

Owen and Lenore Bennion

Faculty & Staff. Owen Cannon Bennion. Married Lenore. 1960-1968 - Science: Chemistry & Physics Teacher. BYU BS Education 1952, University of Utah MS 1960. Lived in retirement in Stark City, Missouri. Owen's son: Samuel Owen Bennion, also Stark City, Missouri. ~ ~ ~ ~ [Note: DO NOT confuse with another Owen C. Bennion: Owen Clark Bennion, 86, of Farmington, Utah passed away peacefully of natural causes in Provo, March 11, 2006.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Owen Cannon Bennion 4/10/22-1/24/08. Owen C. Bennion, 85, Stark City, Missouri, died at 10:05 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2008 at his home, following a short illness. He was born April 10, 1922, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Glynn Sharp Bennion and Lucile Morris (Cannon) Bennion. Owen Bennion spent his early years homesteading and cattle ranching with his father in western Utah. He served as a missionary in the Central States Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1941 to 1943. He also served stateside in the US Army during World War II from 1943 to 1947 at Ft. Lewis, Washington. Owen graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 1955 with a BS degree in Education. He also took graduate classes at University of Mississippi in Oxford Mississippi, and received a Master of Science Education at the University of Utah in 1960. He taught in the science department of Lincoln High School in Orem, Utah from 1955 to 1960. He taught Physics and Earth Science in Brigham Young High school from 1960 to 1968. Next he taught Chemistry, Physics and Geology in the Indian Education Department at Brigham Young University from 1968 through 1984. During this time he took frequent trips with his students to teach Geology and outdoor survival skills in Utah’s west desert. He also taught Old Testament and Book of Mormon; went to Israel to work on biblical archaeological site at Tel Macal; and taught geology at Crowder College from 1984 to 1986. Mr. Bennion was a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a Sunday School teacher, Bishop, Branch President, High Councilor and Home Teacher. He was an avid gardener and loved fishing and backpacking in the High Uintah Mountains in Utah, where as a Scoutmaster he frequently took his Boy Scout troop. Mr. Bennion was preceded in death by a brother, Glynn Colin Bennion, and a son, Matthew Wood Bennion. Owen married Lenore Wood, August 30, 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lenore survives along with 12 children: sons, Joseph and Lee Bennion, Spring City, Utah; Glynn and Jodi Bennion, Scott City, Kansas; Howard and Holly Bennion, Fairfield, California; Samuel and Miyuki Bennion, Stark City, Missouri; Jonathan and Clara Bennion, Camdenton, Missouri; daughters, Katherine and Dennis Pincock, West Valley City, Utah; Anne and Darrell Hansen, Granby, Missouri; Jeanne and Brad Mitchell, Perry, Oklahoma; Mary Lois and Jonathan Snow, Burlington, Iowa; Eileen and John Bingner, Hillsborough, Oregon; Lillian and Doug Nehring, Billings, Montana; Lucy and Bryan Byrd, Stark City, Missouri; two brothers and a sister, George and Joye Bennion, Utah; Robert and Francine Bennion, Utah; Eileen McKean, Salt Lake City, Utah; Sergene Bennion (sister-in-law), Provo, Utah; 67 grandchildren and 25 great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Meeting House in Granby, Missouri. Interment, Macedonia Cemetery, Stella, Missouri. [Posted on-line by Bro. Bennion's son, Joe, Saturday, January 26th, 2008.] ~ ~ ~ ~ In Memoriam

Benson, J. Lynn

Benson, J. Lynn
Rigby, Idaho US

Lynn and Fern Benson

Faculty & Staff 1960s through 1964 - Speech Teacher. J. Lynn Benson. Ricks College, 1944, BYU BS Education 1951, MFA, University of Utah, 1960. 1975 Season, Playmill Theater, West Yellowstone, Montana. LYNN BENSON - Producer Director. One of the founding fathers of the Playmill Theatre, Mr. Benson has been producer/director at the Playmill for all twelve seasons. He has been a teacher most of his adult life and has taught on both high school and college levels and has been a professor of drama at Ricks College for the past eleven years. Mr. Benson is a graduate of Brigham Young University and received his Master's Degree from the University of Utah. He has received numerous awards in acting and directing, and has played such roles as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, the King in The King and I, and Koko in The Mikado. Through the years at the Playmill he has been ably assisted by his wife, Fern, who has become mother of the Playmill family. The Benson's have seven children, all of whom have been part of the Playmill. FACULTY EMERITUS, BYU Idaho, J. Lynn Benson, Theatre and Dance (1964-1985). His parents: Alva Henry Benson and Lorena England Benson, who had seven children. They included: J. Lynn Benson (wife Fern) of Rigby, Idaho; Cynthia Laura Benson (husband Mars Fairen Olsen) Sandy, Utah; Rex Benson (wife Lorna) of Ogden, Utah; Emma Benson; Fern Benson, Eunice Benson, and Alva Benson [female]. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: J. Lynn Benson, 83, of Rigby, died of cancer at his home, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007. He was born to Alva Henry and Emma Lorena England Benson, September 4, 1924, in Moreland. Lynn was raised and attended schools in Moreland, graduating from Moreland High School. He continued his education at Ricks College, received his bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University, and his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. During World War II, he spent three years in the U.S. Navy, stationed in the Pacific Theater. On June 20, 1946 he married Josie Fern Scoresby in the Idaho Falls LDS temple. He taught school at Iona, Idaho Falls, Snake River and Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah, and was principal at Moreland Elementary for one year. He was also a professor at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. He taught speech and drama at Ricks College for 25 years. He co-founded the Playmill Theatre in West Yellowstone, Montana, and operated it for 25 years. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings including counselor in the Idaho Falls Temple presidency. With his wife, he served missions to Nauvoo, Illinois; Independence, Missouri; and the Rigby Idaho East Stake Family History Center. Lynn Benson was a hero to many. He is survived by his wife, Fern, of Rigby; four daughters Cynthia (Byron) Lovell of Orangevale, Calf., Lynda (Don) Sparrow of Bullhead City, Ariz., Paula (Ferron) Sonderegger, of Rexburg, Jolene (Kay) Jenkins of Chubbuck; three sons Lloyd (Suzanne) Benson of Milo, Bruce (Renee) Benson of Sugar City, Gary (Chimene) Benson of Rexburg; a brother, Rex (Lois) Benson of Ogden, Utah, 35 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and five sisters. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at the Rigby East Stake Center. Interment, Moreland Cemetery. [Rexburg Standard Journal, 14 November 2007.]

Berry, June E.

Berry, June E.
Salt Lake City, Utah US

June Berry

Faculty & Staff. June Berry. Began in 1948-1949 as Library Director, continued in same position through 1968. BYU BS Education 1947, BYU EdD Education Administration 1970. 1971 Scholarship Award Recipient, Utah Library Association. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: June E. Berry passed away peacefully, June 14, 2005. She was born June 1, 1925 in Torrington, Connecticutt, the daughter of Harold Kett Berry and Marjorie Beatrice Card Berry. She graduated from Torrington High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts from BYU, her Master of Science from U of U and Doctor of Education from BYU. She was a Librarian and taught at Brigham Young University High School. She first came to BYH in the 1948-1949 school year as Library Director, and continued in same position through the end of the 1967-1968, when BYH's doors were closed. She also worked at the College of Idaho, and in the Granite School District. She lived a lot of her life in her beloved West Mountain with her mother. She was very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as Sunday School Teacher, Genealogy Specialist, Temple Worker, and Humanitarian Service Leader. Her loves in life were: genealogy, humanitarian service and gardening. She loved serving everyone around her. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, and by her brother, Lloyd Berry. She is survived by her brother, William Newell (Marilyn) Berry; her nephews and nieces, William Kett (Jane) Berry, Mark Lynn Berry, Wendy (Thomas) Liddle, Lenard Scott (Sonya) Berry, Diane Berry, Jilene (Brenden) Scott; along with all her great and great-great nephews and nieces. They all loved her deeply as she loved them. Graveside services in her memory: Saturday, June 18, 2005, 2 p.m. at the Payson Cemetery, 805 East 400 North. [Salt Lake Tribune, June 17, 2005.] ~ ~ Writing.

Berryessa, Max Joseph

Berryessa, Max Joseph
Provo, Utah US

Max and Janet Berryessa

Faculty & Staff. Max J. Berryessa. Eighteenth Principal of Brigham Young High School, 1958 to 1961. He married Janet G. He attended Weber State AA Education 1947. BYU BS Elementary Education 1948. BYU MS Teaching & Learning 1949. Stanford University EDD Elementary Education 1959. ~ ~ ~ ~ I served as Principal at BYH from the fall of 1958 until the end of the school year in 1961, when I accepted an invitation to go on leave from BYU to accept a two-year assignment to work with the Ministry of Education in Thailand. ~ ~ ~ ~ PROVO - Several graduates of BYU were honored at the annual BYU Emeritus Awards annual meeting and luncheon in the Wilkinson Student Center ballroom. "Every year we select several long-time graduates of BYU whose service either to their professions, communities or church is exemplary, " said Todd Hendricks, alumni activities program administrator. " While some have received wide notice for their achievements, others' service has been less noticeable but no less significant." Award recipients included Max J. Berryessa, of Provo, who has spent his career improving education, both at home and throughout the world. He served as the 18th Principal of Brigham Young High School from 1958 to 1962. His professional abilities in education have caused him to be in great demand, and he spent several years as an educational consultant in Iran and several more as an educational adviser to the ministry of education in Thailand. He also had a tour of duty in Asia as a teacher education specialist for UNESCO. Berryessa retired from BYU after 40 years, 10 of which were as Chair of the Elementary Education Department. While at BYU he received the Karl G. Maeser Award for Teaching Excellence. [Provo Daily Herald, March 10, 2001.] ~ ~ ~ ~ BERRYESSA 70TH ANNIVERSARY. Max Berryessa and Janet Greaves, having met at Ogden High School, were married in San Francisco, California on January 14, 1944 in the San Francisco Ward. Max was in the U.S. Navy stationed at Treasure Island. They were later sealed in the Logan Temple on January 14, 1946. Max completed his Associates degree at Weber College, then went on to complete his Bachelors and Masters degrees at Brigham Young University and later his Doctorate at Stanford University. He became a member of the faculty of BYU while working on his Masters degree and retired after 40 years of teaching in the Department of Elementary Education, serving as Chairman of the Department for 10 years. Max and Janet and their 2 oldest sons lived 3 years in Teheran, Iran on leave from BYU while Max was employed by the US Government in the Point-Four Program. They also lived 2 years in Bangkok, Thailand with all 4 sons again on leave from BYU while serving for the US Government in the Agency for International Development. Ten years later they were on assignment and lived again in Bangkok with their youngest son while Max served with UNESCO as Educational Advisor for all of Asia. Max was the first Branch President in Thailand and later, on their second assignment there, was Counselor to the Mission President. Max and Janet served two mission as Counselor and Assistant Matron in the Bern, Switzerland Temple. Max served in several bishoprics and branch presidencies and as a Temple Sealer for 22 years. He served for 10 years on the All Church Correlation Committee. Janet served in ward and stake Relief Society presidencies as well as Primary presidencies. She was also a travel agent for 20 years in Provo. Janet served as Secretary to the Principal of the International School on both assignments in Bangkok. She also served as Secretary to the Administrative Officer of the Ogden Arsenal during the War while Max was serving in the Navy. Last August their children hosted a 90th birthday party for their parents for families and friends. Although their 4 sons and families are scattered, they remain a very close family. They have 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. [Provo Daily Herald, January 12, 2014] Source. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS WIFE'S OBITUARY: Janet Marian Greaves Berryessa, 92, passed away Wednesday April 20, 2016, in St. George Utah. Janet was born October 22, 1923 to Gescul James Greaves and Emma Katherine Olsen Greaves in Ogden, Utah, where she lived during her school years. She married Max Joseph Berryessa on January 14, 1944 in San Francisco, California. The marriage was solemnized January 14, 1946 in the Logan Temple. During World War II she worked as Secretary to the Administrative Officer at the Ogden Arsenal for 5 years. She lived with her husband and children in Tehran, Iran for 3 years and 3 years in Bangkok, Thailand while her husband was on leave from his teaching position at Brigham Young University, serving with the US State Department and later UNESCO. While in Bangkok she was administrative assistant to the Principal at International School of Bangkok. After her children were raised she worked as a travel agent for 20 years in Provo. She also did volunteer work at Utah Valley Regional Hospital, Habitat for Humanity and in the Literacy Program at the Provo Library. She was a member of the Bonheur Social Club, and an officer in the BYU Women organization. She served two missions with her husband. The first was in Bilbao, Spain for six months, then they were transferred to the Swiss Temple to serve in the temple presidency. They went back for a second tour in the Swiss Temple a couple of years later. They also worked as missionaries in the Church Service Department at Church headquarters. She served in many positions in the LDS Church in Ward and Stake Relief Society and Primary presidencies and as a teacher. She is survived by her husband, Max, St. George, Utah, her sons Richard (Susan), Las Vegas, Nevada, Scott (Marilyn), Lehi, Utah, Dean (Trudy), Santa Clara, Utah, and Guy (Trey) San Francisco, California, 18 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Geneal Smith, Bountiful, Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and four sisters. A small graveside service will be held on Saturday Afternoon (time to be determined) at the Santa Clara City Cemetery, 2365 Rachel Drive, Santa Clara, Utah. Metcalf Mortuary in St. George (435-673-4221) is handling the arrangements. [Provo Daily Herald, April 22,2016] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: 1923 — 2018 St. George, Utah — Max Joseph Berryessa passed away at the age of 95 on September 20, 2018, in St. George, Utah where he had been living. He was born on May 22, 1923 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. He was the son of Walter S. and Lillian Duce Berryessa. He married Janet Greaves on January 14, 1944 in San Francisco, California. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on January 14, 1946, when he returned from World War II. Max graduated from Ogden High School and served in the US Navy, during the war. Following the war, he graduated from Weber College and Brigham Young University. He later received his Ed.D, from Stanford University. He was employed at Brigham Young University cumulatively for 40 years, where he was the Chairman of the Elementary Education Department for more than 10 years. Max received numerous appointments and awards throughout his career until he retired in 1988. By then, he had become internationally renowned as an educator and leader. Throughout his life, as an exceptional educator, he was heavily involved in various professional organizations, serving as the president of the Elementary Section of the Utah Education Association, President of the Utah State Association for Teacher Educators, and President of the Association of Childhood Education International. He was the recipient of the Brigham Young University Karl G. Maeser Award for Teaching Excellence and in 1986 he was received the Outstanding Teacher Educator Award from the Utah State Association of Teacher Educators. During leaves from BYU he served as an educational advisor to the Ministry of Education in Iran and then later in Thailand in cooperation with the US Agency for International Aid. Later, he also served for two years as the teacher education advisor to the Asian Regional Office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization based in Bangkok, Thailand. His expertise lead him all over the world as a conference presenter in such places as Malaysia, India, the Philippines, Iran and Bangladesh, as well as throughout the United States. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in many positions of leadership in his ward and communities including: bishoprics, Stake High Councils, and served as a Bishop twice and he served as the Executive Secretary of the LDS Church Correlation Committee for nearly 12 years. Max and his wife, Janet, served two missions together where Max was a counselor in the Swiss Temple presidency. They also served other missions as Church Service missionaries and Max served many years as a sealer in the Provo Temple. He also held many positions in his community and served on the Board of Directors of “LDS Family Fellowship” for many years. He lived an exemplary life, generously and cheerfully serving his family, friends and anyone he ever met. He has had a profound influence on hundreds of students and educators throughout the world and was greatly beloved as a teacher. Max was preceded in death by his wife, Janet, in 2016. He is survived by four sons: Richard (Susan) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Scott (Marilyn) of Lehi, Utah, Dean (Trudy) of Santa Clara, Utah and Guy (Trey) of San Francisco, California and many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Santa Clara City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit our website www.metcalfmortuary.com. [Provo Daily Herald, September 25, 2018]

Biddulph, Ruth

Biddulph, Ruth
Provo, Utah US

Ruth Biddulph

Faculty & Staff. Ruth Biddulph, Physical Education, 1939-41.

Bigelow, Percival Parley

Bigelow, Percival Parley
Provo, Utah US

Percival & Margaret Bigelow

Faculty & Staff. Percival Parley Bigelow, Auto Mechanics and Shop teacher, 1919-1943. His worst fault: fixes everyone's car but his own. Percival P. Bigelow was born November 26, 1888 in Wallsburg, Wasatch County, Utah. He married Margaret Elizabeth Meldrum. He died December 13, 1969 in Provo, Utah. His parents: Daniel Bigelow and Agusta Stephens Bigelow. ~ ~ ~ ~ Percival Parley Bigelow and Margaret Elizabeth Meldrum Bigelow had two daughters and two sons: Dr. LaVell Meldrum Bigelow [BYH Class of 1935~Honorary], of Pleasant Grove, Utah; Afton Bigelow [BYH Class of 1938] (Keith) Miller, of Pleasant Grove, Utah; and Ruth Bigelow [BYH Class of 1942] Wilsted, of Northridge, California; and Dr. Richard P. Bigelow [BYH Class of 1947] (Suzanne), of Salt Lake City, Utah.

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