Class of 1939 H.S.



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Alphabetical Alumni

Jacob, Elmer Acred (1939)

Elmer and Peggy Jacob

Class of 1939. Elmer (Tug) Jacob. Basketball. Football. German Club. ~ ~ ~ ~ Elmer Acred Jacob was born on February 7, 1921 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Elmer Ackeret [note slight spelling difference of middle name] Jacob and Maude M. Beeley. He married Margaret (Peggy) Christensen on August 11, 1945 in Laredo, Texas. He died on April 6, 1976. ~ ~ ~ ~ His father, Elmer Ackeret Jacob, was also a student earlier at BYH and was one of the three students -- Elmer Jacob, Clarence Jacob, and Harvey Fletcher -- who staked out the giant block "Y" on Y Mountain in 1906.

Johnson, Allan McClure, Sr.

Johnson, Allan McClure, Sr.
Kanab, Utah

Mick and Valda Johnson

Class of 1939. McClure Johnson. Debate Manager. French Club. Boys' Organization. School Play. Forensics. President of his Junior Class in 1937-1938. Allan McClure "Mick" Johnson graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo in 1939 before the war, and graduated with a five-year engineering degree from BYU in 1956. He worked for General Electric from 1956-58, helping develop the first afterburners for jet engines. He then worked for Marquardt from 1958 until retirement. While there he did high pressure research that included development of artificial diamonds, development of a portable kidney dialysis machine, and did research on the problem of desalinization. His last work was with his son Allan Jr. at Allan M. Johnson & Associates doing environmental engineering. Allan was a member of the LDS church, and served in many callings, including with the Boy Scouts. Survivors include wife Valda Henrie Johnson [also BYH Class of 1939?] of Kanab, Utah; nine children Allan Jr. (Diane) of Harbor City, CA, James (Marilyn) of Reseda, CA, Jerald (Malissa) of Plymouth, UT, Val (Gloria) of Ogden, UT, Elizabeth (Jason) Bock of Brea, CA, Dan (Jean) of Vacaville, CA, Katherine (Scott) Christensen of Las Vegas, NV, Patricia (Vincent) Cioffi of Castaic, CA, and Barbara (Russell) Bennett of Tooele, UT; sisters Travis (Fred) Jackman of Orem, UT, and Virginia Washburn of Orem, UT; brother Thad (Marla) Johnson of Orem, UT; brother-in-law Gill Jensen of Orem, UT; 34 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Adele Jensen, and brother-in-law Paul Washburn. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 17, 2004 in the Kanab Kaibab LDS Stake Center. Burial was in the Kanab Cemetery under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary. Southern Utah News, Jan 21, 2004 --------------------------- Kanab, Utah -- Allan McClure [nicknamed Mick] Johnson, age 82, died Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at his home in Kanab, Utah. Born April 3, 1921 in Richfield, Utah to Inez McClure and Allan D. Johnson. Married Valda Henrie on May 27, 1942 in Galveston, Texas, later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Allan joined the US Marine Corps as a fighter pilot during World War II. He served in the Guadalcanal campaign in the Pacific Theater flying the Grumman F-4F Wildcat. He later transitioned to the F-4U Corsair. After World War II, he joined the Utah Air National Guard, and flew the P-51 Mustang. Allan graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo in 1939 before the war, then graduated with a 5-year engineering degree from BYU in 1956. He worked for General Electric from 1956-58, helping develop the first afterburners for jet engines. He then worked for Marquardt from 1958 until retirement. While there he did high pressure research that included development of artificial diamonds, development of a portable kidney dialysis machine, and also research on the problem of desalinization. His last work was with his son Allan Jr. at Allan M. Johnson & Associates doing environmental engineering. Allan was a member of the LDS Church, and served in many callings, including in the Boy Scouts. Survivors include wife Valda Henrie Johnson of Kanab, Utah; nine children Allan Jr. (Diane) of Harbor City, CA, James (Marilyn) of Reseda, CA, Jerald (Malissa) of Plymouth, UT, Val (Gloria) of Ogden, UT, Elizabeth (Jason) Bock of Brea, CA, Dan (Jean) of Vacaville, CA, Katherine (Scott) Christensen of Las Vegas, NV, Patricia (Vincent) Cioffi of Castaic, CA, and Barbara (Russell) Bennett of Tooele, UT; sisters Travis (Fred) Jackman of Orem, UT, and Virginia Washburn of Orem, UT; brother Thad (Marla) Johnson of Orem, UT; brother-in-law Gill Jensen of Orem, UT; thirty-four grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Adele Jensen, and brother-in-law Paul Washburn. Date published: January 16, 2004, Provo Daily Herald. [See more history under Valda Henrie, BYH Class of 1939].

Johnson, Byron
1579 N. Willow Lane
Provo, Utah 84604

Byron Johnson

Class of 1939. Byron Johnson. Basketball. Boys' Organization. College Enrollment.

King, Lasca

King, Lasca
Orem, Utah US

Lasca and Leon Poulson

Class of 1939. Lasca King [female]. Orchestra. Fauvines. She married Leon Wadsworth Poulson~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Lasca King Poulson, age 85, of Orem, passed away peacefully December 11, 2006. She was born April 29, 1921 in Escalante, Utah to Thomas Arthur and Myra Spencer King. She graduated from Brigham Young University High School in the Class of 1939. Lasca's love of learning resulted in her receiving a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and then becoming a school teacher, teaching children for over 40 years in Utah and California. She married Leon Wadsworth Poulson on August 18, 1964 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They made their first home in Oakland, California, where they remained for 42 years, before moving to Orem in June of 2000. Her testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ was validated in her unselfish service and love for everyone. She served in many capacities in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Relief Society President, Seminary Teacher and Temple Worker. She is survived by her husband Leon of Orem; her sister LuWana Edwards of Orem; two brothers, Joe (Kay) King of San Diego and Eugene (Lenadra) King of South Jordan; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel Burgess and by a brother, Lynn King. The family is grateful for the tender, loving compassion shown to Lasca, by her care giver and friend, Lila Zec. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 14, 2006, in the Cherry Hill Third Ward, Orem, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, December 13, 2006.]

Kirk, Katherine

Katherine Kirk

Class of 1939. Katherine Kirk. College Enrollment. Opera -- Accompanist. Katherine came to BYH from Pleasant Grove H.S.

Larsen, Virginia

Virginia Larsen

Class of 1939. Virginia Larsen. Notre Maison, Vice President. Fauvines, Vice President.

McKay, Barbara

McKay, Barbara
Provo, Utah US

Barbara and Oliver Smith

Class of 1939 ~Honorary? [Her name does not appear with the senior class in the 1939 Wildcat yearbook, or in yearbooks of surrounding years.] Barbara McKay. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Barbara McKay Smith, 84, died June 13, 2005 at home in Provo. She was born in Ogden, Utah, October 2, 1920 to Thomas E. McKay and Fawn Brimhall McKay. She grew up in Huntsville, Utah and attended Weber High School in Ogden, later graduating from Brigham Young High School in 1939 after spending two years in Switzerland where her father was Mission President. While attending Brigham Young University, Barbara married Dr. Oliver R. Smith who was a Journalism Professor. Mrs. Smith worked for several businesses in the Provo area; Taylor Brothers Department Store, Rowley's, Melayne Printers, and two U.S. Government Census positions. Later she joined the staff at Utah Technical College (now UVSC), retiring in 1985 as Assistant Dean of Continuing Education. Mrs. Smith was well known among Provo City employees, having served five years on the Provo City Planning Commission and for seven years on the Board of Adjustments. With this background, she successfully ran for a seat on the Provo City Council in 1987, serving for four years. While her husband was active in the Air Force Reserve, she was active in the auxiliary. She was a member for many years of the Beta Sorosis Literary Club, BYU Women, the Republican Party and many PTA organizations while her children were attending school. She was preceded in death by her husband in December, 1990, and also by two sisters, Fawn McKay Brodie and Flora McKay Jensen Crawford, and a brother, Thomas Brimhall McKay. She is survived by eight children, 53 grandchildren, and 77 great-grandchildren. Barbara and Oliver had five daughters and three sons, Barbara Kay Smith [BYH Class of 1961] Rytting (J. Howard Rytting) of Lawrence, Kansas; Olivia Lea Smith [BYH Class of 1963] Baird (Charles A. Baird) of Lehi; Kenneth McKay Smith [BYH Class of 1965] (JoAnne King) of Mesa, Arizona; Ronald McKay Smith [BYH Class of 1967] (Colleen Johnson) of Orem; Rebecca Smith Snyder [BYH Class of 1970] (Richard L. Snyder) of Tillamook, Oregon; Deborah Smith Annis of Provo; Dorothy Smith Gillespie (John K. Gillespie) of Orem; and Richard McKay Smith (Cindy Naylor) of North Salt Lake. She is also survived by a sister, Louise McKay Card, Salt Lake City, and numerous nieces and nephews who were always considered part of the family. The family gives special thanks to granddaughter Joanna Snyder for providing tender, competent care to Grandma Smith during her final years. A memorial service was held Saturday, June 18 at the BYU Harman Conference Center in Provo. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Barbara requested a charitable donation to the Provo City Library, the Primary Children's Medical Center, or the UVSC scholarship fund. [Published in the Deseret News, Wednesday June 15, 2005.]

Monson, Ramona

Ramona Monson

Class of 1939. Ramona Monson. College Enrollment. Ramona came to BYH from Pleasant Grove H.S. [Note: Is she any relation to Winona Monson, BYH Class of 1939? Twin?)

Monson, Winona

Winona Monson

Class of 1939. Winona Monson. College Enrollment. Winona came to BYH from Pleasant Grove H.S. [Note: Is she any relation to Ramona Monson, BYH Class of 1939? Twin?]

Moore, Robert

Bob Moore

Class of 1939. Bob Moore. College Enrollment. Bob came to BYH from Pocatello Idaho H.S. Is this? Provo Census 1940: Robert E. Moore Age: 18 Birthplace: Idaho Estimated Birth Year: 1922 Residence in 1935: Pocatello, Idaho Wife: Geraldine M Moore - Age 18 Daughter: Evelyn P Moore F 1 Utah ?

Oaks, Carol Verda

Oaks, Carol Verda
Springville, Utah US

Carol Oaks

Class of 1939. Carol Oaks. Editor, Wildcat Yearbook, 1939. Wildcat Yearbook Staff, three years. School Play. Forensics. Basketball. French Club. Fauvines. Notre Maison, Secretary-Treasurer. College Enrollment. ~ ~ ~ ~ Carol Verda Oaks was born on December 27, 1920 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Lewis Weston Oaks and Jessie Belle Nelson Oaks. She died on May 26, 1995. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Carol Verda Oaks, age 74, died May 26, 1995 in Orem, Utah. She was born on December 27, 1920 in Provo, Utah, the daughter of Lewis Weston and Jessie Nelson Oaks. She completed elementary and high school education in Provo, graduating from Brigham Young High School in 1939. Then she graduated from Brigham Young University and the University of Chicago. She worked in Salt Lake City, Berkley, California and Provo. She retired from the Orem Public Library in 1986. She served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in France from 1965 to 1967. Her watchword was service and it defined her life. She is survived by a brother, Clinton L. Oaks (Elaine), two sisters, Joyce Oaks [BYH Class of 1946] Bird (J. Reed), Janet Oaks [BYH Class of 1950] Francis (Rell G.), and numerous loving nieces and nephews and their children. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 30, 1995, in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, May 28, 1995.]

Olsen, Maxine

Maxine Olsen

Class of 1939. Maxine Olsen. Notre Maison. Fauvines. Debate. Basketball.

Olsen, Wanda

Wanda Olsen

Class of 1939. Wanda Olsen. Cheerleader. Fauvines. Basketball.

Palfreyman, Hazel

Palfreyman, Hazel
Springville, Utah US

Hazel Palfreyman

Class of 1939. Hazel Palfreyman. Fauvines. Girls' Glee Club. ~ ~ ~ ~ Hazel Palfreyman was born on October 9, 1921 in Springville, Utah. Her parents were Blake Doel Palfreyman and Louisa Metcalf. She died on September 22, 1989.

Pardoe, Thomas Earl

Pardoe, Thomas Earl
Highland, Utah US

Tom and Shirley Pardoe

Class of 1939. Tom Pardoe. Forensics. School Play. Contest Play. Tennis. Basketball. Football. French Club. Boys' Organization three years, V.P. & President. German Club. ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY: Dr. Thomas E. Pardoe, 80 died Nov. 18, 2001 in American Fork. Born in Provo, Nov. 15, 1921 to Dr. T. Earl and Kathryn Bassett Pardoe. He married Shirley Romney on August 3, 1946. They were sealed May 13, 1948 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Survived by his wife, four children: Toni Pardoe (Larmer) Ellsworth; Pamilla Pardoe; Topper (Katie) Pardoe; and Billy Pardoe; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sisters: Norma Pardoe Anderson, Catherine Pardoe Reese, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001 at the Highland 8th Ward, Highland, Utah. Interment, American Fork Cemetery. The family suggests donations to the LDS Church Humanitarian Aid Fund. [Deseret News, Thursday, November 22, 2001.]

Powell, Reed M.
10232 Robinhood Circle
Villa Park, California 92667-4512

Reed Powell

Class of 1939. Reed Powell. Boys' Organization.

Rawlings, G. Barney [George Barney]

Rawlings, G. Barney [George Barney]
Las Vegas, Nevada US

Barney & Hazel+Puff Rawlings

Class of 1939. Barney Rawlings. Football. French Club. Oratory. Forensics. Boys' Trio. Opera. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: G. Barney Rawlings -- World War II bomber pilot G. Barney Rawlings came to Las Vegas in 1947 to sing -- launching a half-century career as a performer, emcee and executive director of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. It was something of a second life for Rawlings. As an Army Air Corps pilot, he had flown 35 combat missions in B-17 bombers over Europe, logged 282 hours in the air and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, three battle stars and six air medals. Rawlings, 86, died of melanoma Thursday at his St. George, Utah home. Rawlings, who retired from the Army Air Corps Reserve as a major general, was the convention bureau's assistant manager in the late 1950s when he was asked to show off the town to a Hollywood actor. Rawlings and Ronald Reagan bonded on that trip, and they became lifelong friends. Rawlings was born in Provo, Utah, on April 29, 1922. He came to Southern Nevada on Labor Day 1947 to sing for three nights at the Railroad Pass Casino for $150 -- a far better gig than he'd had at a Utah nightclub, where he earned $5 a night while attending the University of Utah as a law student. The casino crowd included Last Frontier Hotel show producer Hal Braudis, who auditioned Rawlings the next day. Two days later Braudis hired Rawlings, and he never looked back. As a local emcee who could also sing, Rawlings performed a record 3,128 consecutive shows at the old Thunderbird Hotel. Such roles ceased to exist in the modern mega-showroom era. In 1953 Rawlings added to his entertainment resume by becoming the sales and convention director at the Thunderbird. Four years later he was hired as assistant manager of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. He went to the Riviera in 1963 as vice president of sales and in 1968 became executive director of marketing for the Sands. At the same time, he served as national director of the Nevada Hotel Sales Management Association and vice chairman of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce's Aviation Committee. In 1969, Rawlings was appointed executive director of the visitors authority, earning $25,000 a year. Rawlings' wife of 49 years, Hazel, died in 1989 of cancer, and 18 years ago he married Christine Ann "Puff" Russell, who helped him with his production business. In addition to his wife he is survived by his brother, James W. Rawlings [BYH Class of 1947] of Connecticut; daughters, Darlene Richards of Las Vegas, Kathleen Danielson of Snowflake, Ariz., and Nancy Rawlings of Las Vegas; a son, Brent Rawlings of Las Vegas; five stepchildren, Rocky Russell, Christy Pyhtila, Brandon Russell, Angel Lemmon and Polly Falk; and 28 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A viewing is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. May 16 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 3400 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. May 17 in the chapel, with a viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial will be at Bunkers Memory Gardens Cemetery, 7251 W. Lone Mountain Road. Arrangements under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary 435-673-4221. [Provo Daily Herald, May 11, 2008.] ~ ~ ~ ~ His brother, James W. Rawlings, graduated from BYH in 1947.

Savage, Valentine

Savage, Valentine
Scottsdale, AZ US

Valentine and Elden Clark

Class of 1939. Valentine Savage [female]. Fauvines. Valentine came to BYH from Circleville H.S. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Valentine Savage Clark ~ Surrounded by her loving daughters, Valentine passed away on Saturday, January 29th, 2O11. She was born on Valentine's Day in Junction, Utah to C.A. and Emma Savage. She grew up the only sister with five brothers, one of whom survives her, Neal Savage. Valentine attended B.Y. High School where she graduated in 1939. She then enrolled at BYU where she met Elden D. Clark, Jr. They were married on January 25, 1942 and moved to Santa Maria, California where Elden attended the Army Air Corps Officer's Training program, and Valentine worked as an S2 agent and an executive secretary. After leaving the military service they made their home in Scottsdale, Arizona for 36 years where they raised three daughters and were sealed in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple. Always active in responsibilities as a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sister Clark served in Relief Society, Young Women's and Primary auxiliaries where her warmth and goodness touched countless individuals. Valentine was a great example to her family and friends and was loved and respected by all. Through the years many have looked to emulate her example of graciousness, compassion and elegance. Valentine was preceded in death by her husband and is survived by her daughters, Brooke Carter (Carl), Shauna Kemsley (Blaine), Cherie Daniels (Michael), 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 4, 2011 at the Holladay South 4th Ward, 4917 S. Viewmont St. (2085 E.), at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friends may visit with the family Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the same location. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.cannonmortuary.com [Deseret News, Wednesday, February 2, 2011]

Smith, Ruth

Smith, Ruth
Provo, Utah US

Ruth and Tony Sowards

Class of 1939. Ruth Smith. Student Body Secretary-Treasurer in her Junior year, 1937-1938. Fauvines, President. Notre Maison. Forensics. Girls' Athletic Manager. Basketball. School Play. Wildcat Yearbook Staff. Secretary of her Sophomore Class in 1936-1937. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: John Sims Smith and Myrtle Hone Smith. They had two daughters and two sons: Marjorie Smith [BYH Class of 1932] Hyatt, Boise, Idaho; Ruth Smith [BYH Class of 1939] (Wilbur Anthony) Sowards, Provo, Utah; John Aldwyn Smith; and Paul Hone Smith [BYH Class of 1941]. ~ ~ ~ ~ She married Wilbur Anthony (Tony) Sowards. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Ruth Smith Sowards, 86, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 after a full and happy life. Ruth was born in Provo, Utah, on July 10, 1921, to John Sims and Myrtle Hone Smith. She grew up in Provo and graduated from B.Y. High School in 1939. She attended Utah State University in Logan and worked for J.C. Penney, Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Co., and Geneva Steel. Ruth married Wilbur Anthony (Tony) Sowards on May 3, 1947, in Santa Cruz, California. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple on April 30, 1966. They were the parents of four children. Tony passed away in 1994. Ruth was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and she served in various callings related to scouting and in many other ward and stake positions. She received the Silver Beaver Award, the Provo Peak Award, and many other honors for her years of dedicated service to the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. She helped countless young men to gain their Citizenship merit badges. Ruth loved to golf and was a longtime member of the Riverside Country Club. She helped organize numerous tournaments and greatly enjoyed her involvement with the Riverside Ladies Golf Association and Riverside's junior golf program. An avid reader and writer, she was especially fond of poetry and penned several dozen poems throughout her life. Ruth was also a devoted sports fan, following the fortunes of the Cougars and the Jazz. She spent time helping and serving others. She was an excellent cook. Ruth had a wonderful sense of humor and the ability to make others feel loved and appreciated. She was an unselfish, helpful, and caring person and was a friend to all. Ruth is survived by her four children: Diane Sowards (David) Merrill, Renton, Washington; Paul (Karen) Sowards, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Mark (Lila) Sowards, Orem, Utah; and Jane Sowards (Martel) Jensen, Tucson, Arizona. She has 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was also survived, but only for a few hours, by her sister, Marjorie Smith [BYH Class of 1932] Hyatt, of Boise, Idaho, who died on April 17, 2008. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Aldwyn Smith and Paul Hone Smith. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 21, 2008 at the Mojave Chapel, 3050 N. Mojave Lane, Provo. Friends may call on Sunday evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Berg Mortuary, 185 E. Center St., Provo, and one hour prior to the services at the chapel. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery, 610 South State St. Condolences may be sent to info@bergmortuary.com. The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, friends make a donation to their local scouting program. [Provo Daily Herald, April 19, 2008.]

Snow, Shipley McGregor

Snow, Shipley McGregor
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Shipley and Anne Snow

Class of 1939. Shipley Snow [male]. School Play. Boys' Athletic Club. ~ ~ ~ ~ Shipley was born on September 28, 1921 in St. George, Utah. His parents were Karl Nelson Snow and Wanda McGregor Snow. Shipley received a BS degree from BYU in 1946. His brother, Edward Donald Snow, returned home from WWII and received a BS degree at the same Commencement ceremony in 1946. Shipley Snow married Anne Louise Brockbank, daughter of Merrill Jex Brockbank and Ruby Hermoine Osmond Brockbank. They moved for a time to Stanstead, Canada. They had five children: Anne Patrice Snow, Christine Snow, Kathleen Snow, Scott McGregor Snow, Allyson Snow, and Michael Brockbank Snow. Shipley McGregor Snow died on March 14, 1971 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Anne Brockbank Snow married again, to Waldo Macey (widower), founder of Macey's Markets. Waldo Macey died in 2009 after 18 years of marriage with Anne Snow.

Stevens, Duella

Stevens, Duella
Provo, Utah US

Duella & John Jakeman

Class of 1939. Duella Stevens [female]. French Club. Girls' Glee Club. Possible: Duella Opal Stevens was born circa 1919, first married Lincoln Hanks (1918 - 1981) in 1940 and second John Kenneth Jakeman in 1947, and she died in 1981. ~ ~ ~ ~ Duella Stevens of Provo, Utah, second married John Kenneth Jakeman [not Jackman], also of Provo, in Coalville, Summit County, Utah, on February 26, 1947. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Birth: June 24, 1919 ~ Death: Jully 13, 2005. She was born in Aurora, Utah to Ezra Artemus Stevens and Maud McDonald Stevens. She married John Kenneth Jakeman in Coalville, Utah on February 26, 1947. Duella had five children: Glenn Jakeman (Yakima, Washington), Kenneth Jakeman (Murray, Utah), and three from a previous marriage, Gloria (Hanks) Galloway (Saratoga Springs, Utah), Larry Hanks (Ogden, Utah), and Gregory Hanks (Aloha, Oregon). She also has 32 grandchildren, 65 plus great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Her parents, two older sisters Reva and Dicie and an older brother Don preceded her in death. Duella Jakeman is interred at Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Utah.~ ~ ~ ~ HER MOTHER'S OBITUARY: Maud McDonald Stevens, 55, of 560 South Second West, Provo, Utah, wife of E. A. Stevens, Union Pacific railroad station engineer, died at the family home at 9:30 a. m. Thursday of heart trouble which had bothered her since February. She was born at Aurora, Utah, September 7, 1884, daughter of Norman J. and Rosella Curtis McDonald. She married Mr. Stevens Novemeber 13, 1901, and some years later they moved to Provo. She was an active worker in the Sixth Ward Relief Society. Surviving, besides her husband, are her mother; four sons and daughters, Mrs. Reva S. Smoot, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mrs. Dixie Godfrey, Preston, Idaho; Duella Stevens, Provo, Utah; and Donald O. Stevens, Alameda, California; and the following brothers and sisters: N. C. McDonald and Angus McDonald, Salina, Utah; Lyle McDonald and Mrs. Grace Bass of Provo, Utah; Mrs. A. W. Anderson, Price, Utah; and Mrs. R. E. West, Halliday, Utah. Funeral services are to be held Sunday in the Sixth Ward LDS chapel with Bishop Terry Oldroyd officiating. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, Thursday, June 8, 1939]

Swenson, Beth

Swenson, Beth
South Jordan, Utah US

Beth and Ellis Walker

Class of 1939. Beth Swenson. Notre Maison. French Club. She married Ellis R. Walker. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Beth Swenson Walker ~ Devoted to Family. Our beloved Beth returned home to her Heavenly Father on January 7, 2007. Beth was born June 21, 1921, and was raised on a farm outside of Soda Springs, Idaho. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah, in 1939. She earned her Bachelors degree in nursing in 1944. Beth married Ellis Roy Walker on April 18, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple; they were married 60 yrs. Together they raised four children; Dr. Timothy (Marsha) Walker; Elizabeth Jane Walker; Kate Walker (Jim) Jewkes; and Diana Walker (Charles) Neve. They have 22 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Beth is survived by two sisters and two brothers, and preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Gene Swenson. Beth was an active and devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as a stake missionary, Primary, Young Women's, Relief Society, and Stake Relief Society President in Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri. Beth and Ellis served a mission in the Atlanta Georgia Temple and were temple workers in the Jordan River Temple for many years. Beth was an excellent nurse and served as head nurse in several hospitals. Beth was an accomplished woman in all areas of her life. She served as a hostess at the Lion House and was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She loved painting, sewing, quilting, candy making, gardening, music, poetry, the scriptures and the beauty of nature. A loving woman of great faith and compassion, her righteous life has been an example to all that knew her. She will be greatly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her, and those who gave her so much love during her life. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 13, 2007, at River Ridge Ward, 10191 So. 1300 W. (adjacent to Jordan River Temple). Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens. [Deseret News, Thursday, January 11, 2007]

Taylor, Sam (1939)

Sam Taylor

Class of 1939. Sam Taylor. German Club. Boys' Athletics Club.

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