Class of 1949 H.S.

Class of 1949 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni
Olsen, Janice [Olson,]

Olsen, Janice [Olson,]

Janice Cope

Class of 1949. Janice Olson [or Olsen]. Notre Maison, Newspaper, Quill & Scroll, Chorus. She graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ [Janice is now deceased. Submitted by Kent S. Broadhead.]

Paskett, Frankalene Hadfield 'Frankie'

Paskett, Frankalene Hadfield 'Frankie'
Murray, Utah US

Frankie & John Paul Roylance

Class of 1949. Frankalene "Frankie" Paskett. Notre Maison, Chorus. She graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Frankie Hadfield Paskett Roylance, beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend returned to the loving arms of her Father in Heaven and her Redeemer on July 20, 2015 at the age 84. She is lovingly remembered by her children, Jaymie Utley (Jim), Stefani Kehl (Mark), David Paul Roylance (Michelle), and John Mark Roylance. Her legacy continues with 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Born February 21, 1931 in Malta, Idaho to Frank Paskett and Jessie Hadfield Paskett, she is now able to enjoy a great reunion with her mother and meet her father for the first time. She is also reuniting with her husband, John Paul Roylance, who preceded her death 40 years ago, her 5 brothers and 3 sisters, who also preceded her death. Frankie graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1949. She married John Paul Roylance on September 15, 1951. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on June 24, 1976. She worked at Hillcrest Junior High School and Murrray High School for many years. She enjoyed many friendships with students and faculty, especially her caring friends Dee and Loleta Jensen. She received the distinguished Educator's Apple Award in 1995. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved attending the temple with friends and family. She is survived by her sister, Eldora Barrett. Funeral services will be Monday, July 27, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Little Cottonwood 12th Ward located at 6180 South Glenoaks Street (850 East), Murray, Utah. Viewings will be held Sunday, July 26th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary located at 4760 South State Street and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Online condolences may be shared at [Deseret News, July 25, 2015]

Price, JoAnne

Jo Price

Class of 1949. JoAnne Price. Student Body Social Chairman in 1948-1949. Thespians, Newspaper, Notre Maison. She graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program.

Ririe, Watson E., Jr.
40E 1 Ave S
Magrath, Alberta, Canada T0K 1J0 CA

Watson Ririe
  • Work: (403) 758-3598

Class of 1949. Watson E. Ririe. Canadian. Newspaper, Chorus. He graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Watson is a member of the Canadian contingent that came to BYHS. @2005

Robertson, Carolyn [or Caroline]

Carolyn [Caroline] Robertson

Class of 1949. Carolyn [or Caroline] Robertson. Fauvines, Notre Maison, Chorus, Opera. ["Caroline Robertson" in 1949 yearbook] Listed as "Carolyn Robertson" she graduated in absentia or "absentee" from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Carolyn Robertson, estimated birth year 1931, was born in Utah. In the 1940 census, Carolyn, age 9, and her family were living in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her parents were Hilton A. Robertson and Hazel M. Robertson. Another daughter, Carolyn's sister, Norma Robertson, four years older than Carolyn, graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1944. ~ ~ ~ ~ PART OF THE ROBERTSON FAMILY STORY: BY Muriel Jenkins Heal, “‘We Will Go’: The Robertson Response,” Ensign, Apr 1982, 32. Answering the first of many calls to serve peoples of the Far East in missionary service, Hilton A. Robertson and his wife Hazel first set foot on Japanese soil in June of 1921. Their love for the Oriental people would grow and deepen over a lifetime of sharing the gospel in Japan, China, Hawaii, and the United States. Five times a mission president, Brother Robertson, now 90, would likely be delighted to serve again if age and health permitted. Young Brother Hilton was reared on a twenty-acre sugarbeet farm in Springville, Utah. His father, Alexander, came as a seventeen-year-old convert from Scotland with his five brothers and widowed mother to Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1850, selling all their belongings at auction in order to make a fresh start among the Saints in America. “My father only gave me one sermon,” he reflected as I sat across from him. “He said to me, ‘Get your name on the tithing records of the Church and keep it there.’ My mother taught me faith and morality. I remember how faithful she was in serving the people as midwife at no charge. She gave her time to friends and strangers alike. This is what I saw … the sermons that I received from mother and father.” Elder Robertson was seated in his home surrounded by mementos of the Orient. A portrait of his wife-missionary companion, Hazel, who died in 1976 hung on the wall above his chair. “She was mine, I knew from the beginning.” He motioned toward the portrait. “Hazel and I wouldn’t have married so soon [both were in their early twenties] but her parents were moving to Idaho, and it was get her then, or. … We were married in 1912 in the Salt Lake Temple. Afterward we made our home in Springville until we went to Japan. “I had a patriarchal blessing in 1920. The patriarch said, ‘You will travel much for the gospel’s sake. You will travel by land and by sea.’ We figured then that I would get a call to go on a mission. “Of course, we didn’t have any idea that my wife would be going, but we had looked forward to and made preparations for my mission. When the call came to us both, we had to sell our home. I had saved the money to buy the house when we were married, and paid cash. With two of us going it wouldn’t take long to use up that $2,000. So I said, ‘We’ll go, and afterward the Lord will have to provide.’ ” The Japanese Mission had been opened up in 1901 by Elder Heber J. Grant and three missionaries. The language was the greatest barrier, and it usually took several years to become effective as a missionary; thus a mission term in Japan usually lasted five years. “The hardest thing I ever had to do was to tell my father goodbye, knowing I would probably not see him again,” President Robertson recalled. His father was ninety years old when they left. Hazel and Hilton Robertson were the first of several couples from Utah to be called to serve under President Lloyd O. Ivie in Japan at that time. They entered the harbor of Tokyo on the great ship Empress of Russia on 6 June 1921. “When we reached Japan, it was like moving into a new world. We could see the rickshas lined up on shore like baby buggies. There were oxcarts loaded heavily with merchandise to ship out; bicycles of all types, and men pulling heavy loads. In contrast were the electric lines overhead, airplanes above, and the great ships in the harbor. “The missionaries met us and guided us to the mission home, a very modest place. It was a two-story building, and meetings were held on the lower floor. Japanese customs were carried out in the mission home, except there were beds.” At that time there were conferences (branches) at Kofu, Tokyo, Osaka, Sendai, Sapporo, and one soon to be opened at Onomichi. Sunday School and sacrament meeting were held on Sunday morning, with “Saints’ meeting,” or “preaching meeting,” held in the evening. Street meetings were held frequently. Elder Robertson noted in his diary one week after arrival: “At a street meeting I distributed three hundred tracts introducing the work, and sold eighteen Bibles.” After a month in Tokyo, they were sent to Sapporo where they were told the streets of the city had been planned after the Salt Lake City system. There the climate was much like that of Utah, with vegetables and fruits like those found at home. Sunday School was well attended, with close to fifty people present most of the time. On Elder Robertson’s first tracting experience in Sapporo he delivered forty-four tracts, using this speech in Japanese: “I missionary, member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in this district. Small book, free, I give to you. Please read it. I have been a trouble to you. Excuse me, good-bye.” He held the written speech in his hat the first few times for referral. Should anyone question him he would simply take leave, being unable to answer. After two months in Sapporo, the Robertsons were called to Osaka where they spent a year and a half and enjoyed an exceptional spirit of harmony and love among the people. There they taught classes on the life of Christ and Joseph Smith and on the New Testament and the Book of Mormon. Elder Robertson also taught English at Higashi Shoyo Gakko (East Side High School). It was an excellent opportunity for daily gospel discussions with thirty other teachers, students, and sometimes parents. On 1 September 1923 Elder Robertson and Elder Elwood Christensen had stopped at noon for an ice cream treat in the city of Osaka, when they felt the first jolt of the catastrophic earthquake that leveled Tokyo, Yokohama, and thirteen surrounding villages, leaving two million people huddled homeless on the outskirts of the smoldering ruins. In Osaka there was little damage, but because of crippled communications there was no word from the Tokyo district. After a few days of waiting, Elder Robertson took a train to Tokyo. He was required to take enough food for a week or he would not have been allowed to make the trip. After a long journey with many transfers he found the western suburb mission home of Yodobashi with everything intact and all Saints and missionaries unharmed. Less than two months later Elder Robertson received a letter appointing him to succeed Lloyd O. Ivie as president of the Japan Mission. After serving only a little more than two years in another country with a still-rudimentary knowledge of a strange language, to take over as mission president was a most humbling challenge. In his daily journal Elder Robertson wrote: “I feel keenly such responsibility and only through the help of my Father in Heaven could I be of any service in this great calling. I know that the Lord will make me equal to this calling if I devote myself to it in all sincerity and in humility, do my part. This I intend to do.” The next year, 1924, was a time of political unrest. Missionaries felt Japan’s growing hostility toward Americans, caused by new U.S. legislation prohibiting Japanese immigration. Church authorities soon closed the mission upon President Robertson’s recommendation. But he and Hazel loved the Japanese people and were confident that the groundwork laid in the mission’s first twenty-three years would not be wasted. The couple returned to Utah and became busily involved in community and church activities. They were blessed with children—two daughters, Norma and Carolyn. Brother Robertson served as a bishop, as a member of a stake presidency, and as a county commissioner for two terms. Then, in November 1936, a call came for the Robertsons to reopen the Japanese Mission with headquarters in Honolulu. This time there were not only a home and furnishings to sell, but an insurance business—and two small girls to take out of school. Brother Robertson recorded in his diary upon receiving the call: “I have felt that there were others far more qualified than I to take charge of the work, but there is only one thing to do, and that is to accept. “Our parents [his mother and Hazel’s mother and father] are old and even though we are privileged to see them again, we will be separated from them during years we would love to be with them and help in a measure to repay them for the many sacrifices they have made to make our lives more complete and happy. Our parting with them will be our hardest task.” With the cooperation of President Francis Bailey, president of the Hawaiian Mission, separate headquarters were set up, and in a few months the two missions were functioning independently. A handful of Church members were found among the 150,000 Japanese in Hawaii, and at the first meeting of the Japanese Mission held under the direction of President Robertson, twenty Japanese members were in attendance. In April 1939, after much preparation with letters from U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Utah state senators, and others, President Robertson was sent to Japan to assure the Saints that the General Authorities were interested in their welfare and that the time would come when missionaries would again labor in their land. In the month spent there, he visited many members in their homes. (Organized meetings were not allowed by the Imperial government.) There were ordinances to be performed, including many baptisms requested for children and relatives. The president spent many hours looking for appropriate white clothing to be used in performing the first baptism, and finally used his newly laundered white pajamas. One sister was able to take the sacrament for the first time in twenty-one years. Just before President Robertson’s return to Hawaii, a worthy priest was ordained to the Melchizedek Priesthood, making a pair of elders who could carry on the ordinances of the priesthood. “It was hard to hide the tears at parting, but as I visited with the different Saints,” he recalled, “I could see that the cleanliness of their thought and living had had a decided effect upon their entire physical makeup. There was a look of contentment and satisfaction written upon each face.” It was this trip to Japan in 1939 that made it possible for the Church to enter Japan after World War II. President Robertson said that had the Church not sent missionaries to keep in touch with members at that time, the U.S. Occupational Forces would not have permitted missionary work to resume in 1948 under the direction of President Edward L. Clissold. The Robertsons returned to Provo, Utah, after three and one-half years in Hawaii, leaving a well-established mission home, fifty missionaries, and two fully-organized branches of Japanese members. Life in Utah began again with a new business in real estate and insurance and an opportunity to serve a second time as a bishop. Then in February 1949 they received a call to come to Salt Lake City. “I met Brother David O. McKay in his office at the appointed hour. We talked about the Orient and more especially about the Chinese,” related President Robertson, “and whom I thought would be the most likely person in the Church to send to China. I gave him four names. He said ‘Brother Robertson, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve have considered the feasibility of opening the Chinese Mission after much sincere and thoughtful prayer, and they were unanimous in feeling that you should be sent to open that mission. They feel that you know more about the Oriental people than any other man in the Church.’ ” In July they arrived in Hong Kong with Brother and Sister Henry Aki of Honolulu. Brother Aki was a faithful Chinese member of the Church chosen to serve as first counselor. On July 14 Elder Matthew Cowley officially opened the mission, on top of a mountain they called the Peak. In attendance were Elder and Sister Cowley, President and Sister Robertson and daughter Carolyn, and Elder and Sister Henry Aki. The challenge of learning a difficult language, establishing a mission home, and preparing the way for missionaries was again upon them. By the next February they greeted their first missionaries, Elder William Paalani from Honolulu and Herald Grant Heaton from Salt Lake City. A poignant note written by one of the first Chinese investigators reflected the sincerity of those first few students of English and gospel principles: “I glad learn English from you, and more glad listen the truth of Christian in your speech.” The work in Hong Kong progressed slowly and with even more difficulty as communist activity increased, and with the outbreak of the Korean War. In May 1951 the Robertsons left Hong Kong on a fourth assignment to open a Chinese Mission headquarters in Chinatown, San Francisco. Brother and Sister Robertson felt that China had been their greatest challenge. He told President J. Reuben Clark, Jr., and President McKay, who were both horsemen, this story to illustrate: “A woman went to the stables and asked for a horse but warned the stable boy she had never ridden a horse. The boy answered: ‘Oh, don’t let that worry you; I have a horse that’s never been ridden, and you two can work it out together.’ ” The Robertsons had had no friends, no openings, no literature of any kind, and didn’t speak the language. But they had worked it out “together.” After two years the Chinatown mission was transferred to the San Francisco Stake Mission, and in January 1953 the Robertsons headed home to Utah to await a forthcoming assignment. When it came six months later, the call sent them once more to their beloved Japan. On 10 September 1953 President David O. McKay set them apart to preside over the Japanese and Chinese Missions including the Philippine Islands, Korea, Guam, and Okinawa, with headquarters in Tokyo. At that time, President McKay told him: “You have rendered service in the past that will reverberate in the hearts of men and women with whom you have come in contact, for years and probably ages to come. Your service, and that of your dear wife, will continue to go from soul to soul resulting in the conversion, comfort, and peace of many souls. You have demonstrated to the Lord your willingness to lose yourselves in the service of the Master, and you are entitled to the blessings implied in the Savior’s remarks: ‘He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.’ ” The next three years were truly a time of fulfillment. World War II had left its mark upon the Japanese people and the world. There was a general turning toward religion, a seeking for truth. U.S. servicemen and their families in the Far East area were doing a great missionary service on their own, supporting eighteen full-time Japanese missionaries in Japan and the islands of the area. President Robertson was given travel priority rating of Brigadier General for ease in traveling to servicemen’s conferences and to maintain contact with the far areas of the mission. The Church began to grow, for the field was ready for the harvest. Sister Emma Rae McKay asked President Robertson immediately after one of their many calls to serve, “What do you think about all these calls you get to go?” “Oh, we don’t think,” came the response. “The call comes, we just say ‘Okay!’ and we go.” The answer was typical of the Robertsons. Source.

Rogerson, Lynn Jr.

Rogerson, Lynn Jr.
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Lynn & Renee Rogerson

Class of 1949. Lynn Rogerson [Jr.]. Football, Chorus. He graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ [Feb. 2007: Please note that I have a new email address. My old address "Diggerspup" was a nickname given to me when I worked for my dad on campus after returning from a mission in 1952. The nickname came because my dad [Lynn Rogerson, Sr.], who worked in the Physical Plant Department and was in charge of new construction and ground maintenance on both the Lower Campus and the Upper Campus, was nicknamed "Digger." He began to work at the "Y" in 1947 during the big growth at BYU after WWII. I still cherish the nickname of "Diggerspup" but felt a change was due rather than so much explaining.] Lynn's sister, Phyllis Rogerson Colter, is a member of the BYH Class of 1940. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: "Digger's Pup" Lynn Junior Rogerson was born to Lynn C. and Inez Hurst Rogerson in Coalville, Utah December 24, 1930. He passed away in Salt Lake City on May 3, 2009, after a short illness. Lynn grew up in various places in Idaho and Utah. He was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from BY High in 1949, then served a mission for the LDS Church in eastern Canada from 1950-1952. Upon returning, he attended BYU where he met his eternal companion RaNae Gardner. They were married on July 27, 1955, in the Manti LDS Temple. Lynn served in the United States Army from 1955-1957. He was very proud of the service that he gave both to the Lord as a missionary and to his country as a member of the armed services. Most of Lynn's professional life was spent in the trucking business. After many years as a driver he moved to management and eventually finished his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Utah. He retired from the trucking business in 1989, but began a second career as a security officer at Fidelity Investments where he worked until he retired (again) in 1995. Lynn had an incredible memory for jokes and could tell you one he heard yesterday or one he heard in elementary school. He was an avid golfer. He loved doing the newspaper crossword puzzle each morning. He was a lifelong BYU sports fan and loved nothing more than when the Cougars won and the Utes lost. He was an active member of the LDS Church and was a High Priest in the Cottonwood Creek Ward of the South Cottonwood Stake. Lynn was preceded in death by his parents and an older sister, Pat Boswell. He is survived by his wife of 53 years and his three sons Tony (Rayna), Michel, and Chris (Monica), 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by two older sisters, Phyllis Colter of Salt Lake City, and Val Crisler ("Bag Sassa") of Chandler, Arizona. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 12:00 noon in the South Cottonwood Stake Center, 1250 East 4800 South, Salt Lake City. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah. [Deseret News, May 7, 2009]

Rudy, Helen Mae

Helen Rudy

Class of 1949. Helen Mae Rudy. Notre Maison, Chorus, Oratory. She graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program.

Salisbury, Paul Murdock

Salisbury, Paul Murdock
Bountiful, Utah US

Paul & Marilyn Salisbury

Class of 1949. Paul M. Salisbury. Senior Class Vice President. French, Lettermen, Tennis, Baseball, Track, Basketball, Football. He graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Paul Murdock Salisbury is a husband and father and Elder in LDS Church. He was born in Provo, Utah, went to Provo schools and was always interested in tennis and basketball. He played basketball for BY High School when the team went to the State Tournament. He played tennis for BY High School and BYU and won several trophies. Paul served for two years in the armed services. While in France he played tennis for his command base. He was also a legal secretary and court recorder. Paul had many interesting experiences in the military. He returned home and entered his schooling at BYU. He was a member of the TauSig fraternity. He later married Marilyn Vincent. She was active in music circles, singing in high school groups and in Relief Society and Singing Mothers. She served as a teacher in Primary, and as director in the Junior Sunday School They are the parents of two sons: Craig Paul Salisbury and Brian Vincent Salisbury. (See his photo on Class of 1949 reunion page for 2003, with his wife, Marilyn, and his sister, Geraldine [Gerri] Salisbury Kelly)~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Paul Salisbury, 1931 ~ 2017. Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, cousin and friend passed away on October 1, 2017. Paul was born in Provo, Utah September 14, 1931 to Paul and Chloe Murdock Salisbury. He married Marilyn Vincent on February 8, 1958. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. They raised 3 children. Paul graduated from BY High in 1949 and attended BYU. He was active in sports, especially tennis. He was on the BYU tennis team and won countless tournaments. He served in France and Germany in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing with his grandchildren. Paul worked in Sales throughout his life. He managed Triangle Tire Service in Bountiful, making many life-long friends. In his later years he served children as a crossing guard for North Salt Lake Police Department. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings. He was known for his love for others, kind, generous nature, and a strong, honest work ethic. Paul and Marilyn spent 60 years together. He will be missed greatly by family and friends. Preceded in death by son, Craig, parents, and sister, Geraldine Salisbury Kelly. He is survived by wife, Marilyn, children, Brian (Teresa), Andrea Myrick and 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Viewing held at Orchard Stake Center, 3599 Orchard Dr. Bountiful, Fri. Oct. 6, at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm followed by funeral services at 1:00 pm at the church. Interment at the Bountiful City Cemetery. [Salt Lake Tribune, October 4, 2017]

Seaton, Lola Ruth

Ruth Seaton

Class of 1949. Lola Ruth Seaton [Ruth]. Fauvines, Chorus, Tennis, Opera. She graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program.

Snow, Karl Nelson, Jr. (1949)
3638 N 100 East
Provo, Utah 84604-6504 US

Karl and Donna Snow
  • Work: 801-805-6686
  • Home: 801-400-4710

Class of 1949. Karl N. Snow, Jr. Track, Debate, Thespians, Chorus, Band. He graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ March 2005: My wife and I completed a two-year assignment in Southeast Africa -- our third excursion. We traveled a great deal to the six countries we are responsible for. I was pleased to learn about the website. Kent Broadhead has been great to keep our class updated and deserves a lot of thanks. (See photo of Karl on Class of 1949 reunions page.) ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Karl Nelson Snow, Sr., born 1894 in St. George, Utah, and Wanda McGregor -- they were married June 5, 1917 in St. George. ~ ~ ~ ~ Karl and Donna Snow were called on a mission to Swaziland, their fourth venture to the African continent. The Church donates funds to UN World Health to eradicate measles in Africa, and then sends in senior missionary couples to organize the local wards and branches to mobilize the community, and help with the immunizations. It serves to bring the Church members closer together, and gives them visibility in the community. They served in Swaziland for two months to work with four Church units there. Karl and his wife will return in early October 2013, on a short-term Missionary assignment to Botswana Southeast Africa. @2013

Spencer, JoAnn

Spencer, JoAnn
Cottage Grove, Oregon US

JoAnn Brooks

Class of 1949. JoAnn Spencer. Notre Maison, Fauvines, Newspaper, Quill & Scroll, Chorus. She graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Volunteer BYH Historian. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her mother is Mrs. Fern Chipman, Spokane, Washington. ~ ~ ~ ~ News Article ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: JoAnn S. Brooks 1931-2015. JoAnn Spencer Brooks, 84, of Cottage Grove passed away of natural causes on July 25, 2015. She was born May 8, 1931 in Mount Pleasant, Utah to Harold Spencer and Fern Olsen Spencer. JoAnn graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah,in the Class of 1949, and attended two years at Brigham Young University. JoAnn was co-owner and manager of restaurants for 14 years in Tillamook, Oregon. She built and ran Suds-N-Shine car wash on Davidson Avenue in Cottage Grove from 1993 to 2003. She had been retired since the sale of the car wash. She enjoyed collecting and refinishing antiques, and doing needlepoint and counted cross stitch. She sewed clothes for herself and others, receiving many awards for her sewing. She loved interior decorating. On September 12, 1953 in Tillamook, she and Jack N. Orr were married. They later divorced. On March 17, 1991 in Cottage Grove, she and Bob Brooks were married. They later divorced. Survivors include three sons, Jim Orr of Cottage Grove, Marti Orr of Cottage Grove, and Sam Orr of Everett, Washington, two brothers, Richard Spencer of Salt Lake City, Utah and Ron Spencer and wife Pat of Maple Valley, Washington, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. No service is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to LDS Church, 531 S. 10th St., Cottage Grove, OR 97424. Arrangements under the care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove. [Cottage Grove Sentinel, Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015]

Stone, Lois
, Alabama US

Lois and Garth Robinson

Class of 1949. Lois Stone. Notre Maison. She graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Lois is a member of the Canadian contingent that came to BYHS. She married Garth Robinson.

Taylor, Henry Dixon, Jr. (1949)
745 Christine Drive
Palo Alto, California 94303-4443 US

Hank & Collette Taylor
  • Work: 415-493-1307
  • Home: 650-493-1307

Class of 1949. Henry D. Taylor, Jr. [Hank] Senior Class President. He graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Born in Provo, Utah, to Elder Henry Dixon Taylor, Sr. [BYH Class of 1921], and Alta Hansen Taylor. After he also graduated from BY High, Henry D. Taylor, Jr., earned his bachelors degree in Business Management and English from BYU, and Masters degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He married Colette Green. She has served in the ward choir, as drama and music director; former stake Relief Society president, ward Young Women president, counselor in Primary presidency, ward newspaper editor, activities committee chairman, seminary teacher, Primary teacher, and music director; received bachelor's degree in education and art from BYU; born in Lethbridge, Alberta, to Thomas Nalder and Cora Jane Johnson Green. The Taylors have nine children. Served as Director of Telecommunications for Hewlett-Packard until his retirement. Recently served as Mission President, Tennessee Nashville Mission; member of Palo Alto 2nd Ward, Menlo Park California Stake; counselor in stake presidency; former chairman of region Young Men/Young Women Council, counselor in stake presidency, high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop, Young Men president, Scoutmaster, elders quorum president, seminary teacher, missionary and district president in the Western Canadian Mission. Now returned from his Tennessee Mission. Publication: "Taking New Measures" Insights column on establishing customer-based measures of service performance. By Chandran Sankaran and Henry D. Taylor Jr. (Performance Metrics) p. 28. Alternate email: (See Hank and Collette's photo on Class of 1949 reunion page for 2003.) @2010

Thayne, Richard Grant

Thayne, Richard Grant
Provo, Utah US

Richard and Ann Thayne

Classes of 1948 & 1949. Richard Thayne. He graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ "The BYU schools were a very complete, well-chaperoned school system. It included grade school, intermediate, high school and college. Hannah Reynolds taught at the BY grade school and her husband, Albere, ran a paint store in Springville. You could hear the Y Bell ring all over Provo. It would disturb you in the middle of a test, a religious class or any other activity. I went to high school there. Vernon Reynolds and his Rita both went there. A beautiful young lady by the name of Mary Ann Wilson walked in the high school with us. She and I looked at the beehive out front and talked about it. The friendly Dave Crowton was our coach. I played on the football team. A. John Clarke was principal, Mr. Sparks taught accounting, and Mr. C. Lavoir Jensen was an excellent math and physics teacher. He would go to Calder's Ice Cream for dinner. Anna Boss Hart was an excellent English teacher -- great on grammar. She had very neat, waved, immaculate hair. In her later years, she went on the river run on the Colorado River. She had a real interest in every student. Julia Caine was a very interested History teacher, quite a serious lady. I used to ride a simple blue motor-scooter that I bought from Lincoln Hanks. One winter day, I slipped on the ice, scraping my knee. I still went on to school. I was working part-time in a service station. I remember when they built an underground tunnel from the high school [Arts Building] to the Education Building. In my first college days, I took photography from Wayne B. Hales, and pre-flight aeronautics, learning to fly planes. There was a small radio station in the education building and I had a 15-minute radio program. By Richard Grant Thayne, Provo." [Provo Daily Herald, September 7, 2001.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Renowned photographer, Richard Grant Thayne, age 71 of Provo, Utah, passed away January 24, 2002, of illness related to age. Richard was born May 29, 1930, in the Cottonwood Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, the eldest son of Clifton Earl and Mirla Greenwood Thayne. Richard was an ambitious child who initiated many of the activities enjoyed by his brothers and sister. He had many interests and especially enjoyed photography, genealogy, and had a love of history. At the age of 15, he opened a small processing lab and copyrighted the business name "Creative Art Photography," which was held as the company name until he retired in his early sixties. His work has been published nationally and he held memberships in several national societies including the Professional Photographers of America, The Photographic Society of America, and The Intermountain Professional Photographers of America. Richard was a graduate of Brigham Young High School, Brigham Young University and a published author. His biography was published in Men of Achievement and Who's Who of America. Richard retired from Geneva Steel where he had been employed for over 30 years. He married Joycelyn Gardner in June of 1950. They had two children and later divorced. Later, he married Ann Nielsen. They were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple June 14, 1965. Surviving are his wife, Ann, Provo; sons, Rick H. Carlile, Coalville, Utah, Kay (Julie) Thayne, West Jordan; daughters, Laurie (Christian) Thayne Turner, Salt Lake City, Collette (Troy) Richardsen, Cedar City, Cathryn Eileen (David Conrad) Thayne Adams, North Las Vegas, Nevada; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brothers, Gordon Thayne, Pleasant Grove, Utah, David Thayne, Bountiful, Utah. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sharon Bronson. Services were held Thursday, January 31, 2002 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Sunday, January 27, 2002] Class of 1948, and Class of 1949. Considered a senior in 1948, however, his name and photograph did not appear with the senior class in the 1948 Wildcat yearbook. Also a senior in 1949, but again his name and photograph did not appear with the senior class in the 1949 Wildcat yearbook. He is listed in the official graduation program of the Class of 1949. He was a professional photographer, and took photos at the first reunion of the Class of 1949 held in 1987.

Tidwell, Barbara

Tidwell, Barbara

Barbara Tidwell

Class of 1949. Barbara Tidwell. Chorus. She graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ [Barbara is deceased. Submitted by Kent S. Broadhead.]

Tuttle, Gene Elliott

Tuttle, Gene Elliott
Salida, Colorado US

Gene and Diane Tuttle

Class of 1949. Gene E. Tuttle. Member of the 1949 basketball team. Wildcat Yearbook Manager, Thespian, French Club. He graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ He married Diane. ~ ~ ~ ~ His father was BYH teacher L. Elliott Tuttle, a no-nonsense teacher of history, biology and geology. "You learned things in his class whether you wanted to or not!" according to his former students. Gene's photograph did not appear with the senior class in the 1949 Wildcat yearbook, but he did graduate with his class. Did he, like several others, miss photo day? (See photo of Gene and Diane on the Class of 1949 reunions page.) Gene's sister, Joan Tuttle Lewis, is an alumnae, BYH Class of 1947. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Gene Elliott Tuttle, 80, former longtime Salida, Colorado, resident, died August 25, 2011, in Dallas, Texas, of cancer exacerbated by pneumonia. He was born July 21, 1931, to Lawrence Elliott and Eleanor (Mitchell) Tuttle in Payson, Utah, and attended Brigham Young Training School, junior and senior high schools, graduating in 1949. The school grounds consisted of the training school, high school and some of the original Brigham Young University campus. While in high school, he was active in Thespian Club and basketball. He was also the high school janitor and worked every day, including Saturdays and summer, earning 10 cents an hour. Later, he delivered telegrams throughout the Provo area on his bicycle. Mr. Tuttle entered Brigham Young University in 1949, but with the outbreak of the Korean War, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving his two-year stint in San Diego, California. He resumed his education and received bachelor's and master's degrees in geology. He worked primarily for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation until his retirement in 1986. Mr. Tuttle was preceded in death by his parents and a stepson, Kerry O'Connor. Survivors include his wife, Diana of Salida, Colorado; sister, Joan Tuttle Lewis of Provo, Utah; daughter Susan Tuttle (Zane) Kartchner of Tucson, Arizona; and son Marc (Charlotte) Tuttle, Stockton, California; sons Kevin (Margaret) O'Connor of Carrolton, Texas, Kelly O'Connor of Sedona, Arizona, Kasey (Elaine) O'Connor of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Kirby O'Connor of Poncha Springs, Colorado; daughter Karen O'Connor of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was cremated with no burial planned at this time. A memorial service and a celebration of his life were held September 30, 2011, at the Salida Elks Lodge. [The Mountain Mail, Salida, Colorado, Friday, October 7, 2011]

Walker, Joyce
1080 East Elm Avenue
Provo, Utah 84604 US

Joyce and Rulon Cluff
  • Work: 801-375-1293

Class of 1949. Joyce Walker. Student Body Secretary in 1948-1949. Notre Maison, Thespian, Chorus, Favines. She graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ She married Rulon Cluff. @2008

Wallace, Betty Carolyn
4819 South 3640 West
Taylorsville, Utah 84118 US

Betty & Rodney Sudweeks
  • Work: 801-965-8735

Class of 1949. Betty Carolyn Wallace. Junior Class Secretary. Newspaper, Quill & Scroll, Thespians. She graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ Betty married Rodney Sudweeks. (See photo of Betty and Rodney on the Class of 1949 reunions page.)

Winter, Isidoro

Sid Winter

Class of 1949. Isadoro Winter. Chorus, Opera. He graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program.

Young, Mary Elizabeth
3138 Garnet Lane
Orange, California 92669-5519 US

Mary and Jim Snow
  • Work: 714-633-1595

Class of 1949. Mary Elizabeth Young. Fauvines, Notre Maison, Wildcat Yearbook Art Editor, Newspaper, Chorus. She graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ She married Jim Snow.

Zenger, John H.
275 Luzern Road
P.O. Box 1268
Midway, Utah 84049-1268 US

Jack and Holly Zenger
  • Work: (435) 654-6604

Class of 1949. Jack Zenger. Wildcat Yearbook Editor, Debate. He graduated from BYH on May 26, 1949. Source: 1949 BYH Graduation Exercises Program. ~ ~ ~ ~ John H. "Jack" Zenger received a bachelors degree in psychology from BYU, an MBA from UCLA, and a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He served on the faculty at USC and later taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He and his wife, Holly, reside in Midway, Utah, and his company is located in Orem, Utah. ---- Jack Zenger, CEO, Zenger | Folkman ---- Jack Zenger is the co-founder and CEO of Zenger Folkman, a broad-scale provider of consulting, research, materials and technology for leadership development. In 1977 he co-founded Zenger-Miller and served as its president and CEO until 1991. The Wall St. Journal named Zenger-Miller one of the top 10 companies providing executive education. From 1966 to 1977 he was vice president of human resources for the Syntex Corporation. In 1994, Mr. Zenger was inducted into the Human Resources Development Hall of Fame. He earned the Distinguished Citizen Award, Stanford Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, and is an Honorary Member of the Instructional Systems Association, for meritorious service to the industry. Jack is also a member of the American Psychological Association, American Society of Training and Development, and was Vice President of the Instructional Systems Association. He serves on the Executive Board of the Utah National Parks Council-Boy Scouts of America as the Chairman of Benefits and Compensation Committee; was the President of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association; is on the Board of Trustees of the Utah Valley State College; and is currently the President of the Midway Boosters. Dr. Zenger’s areas of expertise focus on leadership development and leadership development program design. Mr. Zenger has published 45 articles and is a co-author of the best-selling book, Self-Directed Work Teams: The New American Challenge (Irwin Professional Publishing, 1990); Leading Teams (Irwin Professional Publishing, 1993); author of Not just for CEOs - Sure-Fire Success Secrets for the Leader in Each of Us (Irwin Professional Publishing, 1996); Keeping Teams on Track (Irwin Professional Publishing, 1996), co-author of Results-Based Leadership, published by Harvard Business School Press, 1999 (voted the SHRM 2000 Best Business Book) and co-author of The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders, published by McGraw-Hill, 2002. Active in community affairs, he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Utah Valley State College and has served as the Chair of their Business School Advisory Council. He was President of the Midway Boosters from 1999 to 2002. ---- Jack Zenger, CEO, Zenger|Folkman, 610 East Technology Ave. Bldg. B, Orem, UT 84097 - (801) 705-9494 Alternate email 1: Alternate email 2: Website: ~ ~ ~ ~ Dr. John “Jack” H. Zenger, president and CEO of Extraordinary Performance Group. Zenger received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from BYU, an MBA from UCLA and a doctorate in business administration from the University of Southern California. Zenger has published many articles and books based on leadership and teamwork in the corporate environment. He and his wife, Holly, reside in Midway, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ John H. (Jack) Zenger writes, teaches, and speaks about extraordinary leadership. Today he is one of most authoritative voices on leadership and performance. He received a degree in psychology from Brigham Young University, an MBA from UCLA, and a doctorate degree in business administration from the University of Southern California. He has been the CEO and President of one of the world's largest performance skills improvement companies, Provant, Inc. In 1977, Jack co-founded Zenger Miller, a leading management and leadership development company. He later became the Chairman of Times Mirror Training, Inc. (which consisted of Kaset, Learning International, and Zenger Miller) for many years. He has authored or coauthored seven books, including The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders, The Handbook for Leaders: 24 Lessons for Extraordinary Leaders, Results-Based Leadership (which was honored as the best book of 2000 by the Society of Human Resource Management), and best-selling The New Self-Directed Work Teams: The New American Challenge. In 1994, Jack was inducted in the Human Resources Development Hall of Fame. (See photo of Jack on the Class of 1949 reunions page.) ~ ~ ~ ~ Jack Zenger books at

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