Class of 1930 H.S.



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411, Class of 1930

411, Class of 1930

Class of 1930 411

BYH Class of 1930:

Our chief source for the graduation list is an article in the Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, published on Wednesday, May 28, 1930. Thirty-six members of the class are mentioned in the newspaper. This appears to be a fairly complete list.

Bailey, Jack C.

Jack Bailey

Class of 1930. Jack C. Bailey. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930.

Booth, Wilson
1 University Hill
Provo, Utah 84602 US

Wilson Booth
  • Home: (801) 422-4636

Class of 1930? Wilson Booth. Special mention as a member of the BYH Tennis Team for 1928-1929, in the 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section. Composed a doubles team with Aldy Smith. ~ ~ ~ ~ Mentioned in a story about the Lower Campus Neighborhood.

Brockbank, Mark Joseph

Brockbank, Mark Joseph
Petaluma, California US

Mark and Helen Brockbank

Class of 1930. Mark J. Brockbank. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Mark Joseph Brockbank was born on July 18, 1912 in Spanish Fork, Utah. His parents were Joseph Archibald Brockbank and Fern W. Lewis Brockbank. Mark married Helen McAllister Cook, daughter of Joseph Wolcott Cook and Elizabeth Snow (Eliza) Bryson Cook. Mark J. Brockbank died on August 17, 1982 in California. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Brockbank, Mark J., Petaluma. Died August 17, 1982, in Petaluma of heart disease, aged 70. Graduate of Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, 1939. Licensed in California in 1946. Dr. Brockbank was a member of the Sonoma County Medical Association. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS WIFE: Mrs. Helen Cook Brockbank received her M.L.S. degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, in June 1971 and has returned to the staff of the University of Utah Medical Sciences Library as Circulation and Audiovisual Librarian. She had been a circulation and interlibrary loans assistant with the Library since 1966. ~ ~ ~ ~ THEIR SON: New Mission Presidents, March 2006, LDS Church News: Joseph Wayne Brockbank, 59, Nigeria Uyo Mission; Ann Arbor 2nd Ward, Ann Arbor Michigan Stake; gospel doctrine teacher; former bishop, counselor in a bishopric, high councilor and missionary in the South German Mission. Professor of Business. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Mark Joseph Brockbank and Helen Cook McAllister Brockbank. Married Nancy Ellena Bloomquist, three children. A Relief Society teacher, Sister Brockbank is a former stake and ward Young Women president, member of the stake Relief Society board and missionary in the South German Mission. Born in Seattle, Washington, to Stanford Freeman and Berenice May Ryan Bloomquist.

Burch, Bessie

Burch, Bessie
Los Angeles, California US

Bessie and Russell Mortensen

Class of 1930. Bessie Burch. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Bessie Burch was born on December 2, 1910 in Spanish Fork, Utah. Her parents were Claudius Hilton Burch and Annie Ferguson Burch. Bessie married Arlington Russell Mortensen on November 26, 1934. His parents were Arlington Peter Mortensen and Fanny (Fannie) Burnham Mortensen. Bessie Burch Mortensen died on July 30, 1950 in Pasadena, California. Her interment, San Bernardino, California. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S BIO: Dividing his time between Utah and California, A. Russell Mortensen spent his early professional years as a teacher, administrator and editor. Born in Salt Lake City to Arlington Peter and Fannie Burnham Mortensen on January 30, 1911, he was raised in southern California. Mortensen returned to Utah in the early 1930s to attend Brigham Young University. While there he met and married Bessie Burch, a native of Spanish Fork, Utah. After receiving a B. S. in history in 1937 Mortensen became principal of the Garfield County Cannonville School for one year. The Mortensens spent two years in California while he worked on a masters' degree, awarded in 1940 from the University of California at Los Angeles, before returning to Utah. For the next six years Mortensen was a history instructor at Provo High School. His teaching was interrupted during World War II when he served in the Pacific Theatre as a Naval Communications Officer. Following the war, the couple again returned to California and Mortensen returned to the U.C.L.A. campus. For the next four years Mortensen worked toward a doctorate in history acting as a Teaching Assistant at U.C.L.A. and later as an instructor of U.S. and Latin American History at San Bernardino Valley College. While in San Bernardino, Mortensen continued his association with the U.S. Navy as the Assistant Training Officer at the U.S. Naval Reserve Training Center. A. Russell Mortensen received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1950. In that same year [1950] his wife, Bessie, died following the birth of their sixth child. With this blow Mortensen removed his family to Utah where he accepted the position of Director of the Utah Historical Society and editor of its journal Utah Historical Quarterly. During his eleven years as director he wrote a number of articles for the Utah Historical Quarterly, other journals, and local newspapers. In 1958 the book Among the Mormons, co-authored with William Mulder, was published. It was also during these years that he married Florence Page. In 1961 Mortensen became director of the University of Utah Press, and Professor of History and Library Science at the university. The Western History Association and the university were sponsoring a new quarterly journal, the American West, for which Mortensen served as editor between 1962 and 1967. While editor, his second wife died and he married Dorothy Zackrison Summerhays. Following his resignation as editor of the American West due to a controversy over his possible conflict of interest as a stockholder in the new American West Publishing Company, Mortensen continued to teach at the University of Utah. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Alabama. During his years with the university he was involved in other historical projects. In 1969 he served as a member of the board of the Utah Historic Survey Committee. With sketches done by Carlos Andreson, the University of Utah Press published Mortensen's Early Utah Sketches in 1970. Between 1970 and 1976 Mortensen worked in Washington, D. C. with the National Park Service as Assistant and then Chief Historian. He was also the director of the NPS Historic Site Preservation Program and an Advisory Board Member for the "State and the National Bicentennial Series." The American Association for State and Local History, for which he has served as Council Member, General Editor, Secretary, and President, presented him with an Award of Distinction, for his work in the historical field, in 1979. This one joined his awards for the American West, the Joint Award of Merit with the Utah Historical Society, and his award as co-author of Among the Mormons. Throughout his career, Mortensen served with a number of Utah groups including the Family Service Society, the State Parks Commission, the State Library Commission and the Utah Folklore Society. He was also a member of professional and special interest organizations which include the Western History Association, the American Association for State and Local History, Utah Westerners' Club and the Utah Sons of Pioneers. Source.

Burnham, Clinton

Clinton Burnham

Class of 1930. Clinton Burnham. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. [Note: on the newspaper article, the last name is given as Burn- ..m with several letters obscured. Burnham is a guess.]

Carson, Della

Carson, Della

Della Carson

Class of 1930. Della Carson. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1930. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 428.

Clark, James Kyle, Sr. (1930)

Clark, James Kyle, Sr. (1930)
Provo, Utah US

Kyle and Lois Clark

Class of 1930. Kyle Clark. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Student Body President. ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY: James Kyle Clark, Sr., M.D., died of congestive heart failure at his home, October 7, 1996. He was 85. Born in Monroe, Utah on July 3, 1911, to Dr. James Cecil and Laura Clark, he was the third of nine children. In 1919 the family moved to Provo. J. Kyle Clark graduated from B.Y. High School in 1930, where he was Student Body President. After that, it was two years at BYU, then an LDS mission in Germany. J. Kyle graduated from BYU in 1937 and entered medical school in Louisiana State University. He graduated in 1941 with an M.D. degree. During 1941-42 he interned at Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He wrote in his personal history, "This is where I met Lois, I picked her out early, one month after arriving, but she didn't know it." Continuing on, he wrote, "On 1 July 1942, I was commissioned 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and told to be at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, Medical Training School as soon as I could get there - -'yes Sir!' This is where Lois and I were married." Later, on 7 April 1943, the marriage was solemnized in the Manti Temple. In late summer 1942 he was a Battalion Surgeon with the 4th Armored Division. After maneuvers in New York, Tennessee, California and Texas, he shipped out in a convoy to England. He served in the Battle of the Bulge. He received the Bronze Star for gallantry in action. After the war, J. Kyle received advanced obstetrical training at Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital in New Jersey, and began his private general practice in the fall of 1945 in Provo. At this time, as a result of the war, there were no cars available, so he initially made housecalls on foot or in borrowed cars. He was genuinely fond of his patients, and treated them with kindness and respect. In turn, he was beloved because he was accessible, caring and meticulous. After closing his office in 1976, he worked at Timpanogos Mental Health Center. He was nonjudgemental and empathetic, and helped many people who suffered from alcoholism, substance abuse and mental problems. He appreciated the friendships that he made there, staff and patients alike. He was Utah County Physician for many years and was a member of the Utah County and Utah State Medical Societies. He was a faithful member of the LDS Church, serving as Sunday School Superintendent, High Priest Group Leader, and High Councilman. J. Kyle will be greatly missed by his wife, of 54 years, Lois Kathryn Anderson Clark and their devoted children, James Kyle, Jr. and wife, Melissa; Kathryn C. Spencer and husband, Darrell; John A. Clark and Renee Williams; Brent A. Clark, Carol Ann C. Hayes and husband, John K. Jr.; and Kristine C. Chapman and husband, Bradley. He also leaves behind 22 wonderful grandchildren, nine precious great-grandchildren, and faithful little birding dog, Muffy. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, Riley G. Clark, Grant Z. Clark, Edith C. Oveson, Margaret C. Hutchings, Barbara C. Cooper. Da Costa Clark, Albert D. Clark, Cecil C. Dixon, and his parents, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 10, 1996 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Published in the Deseret News, Tuesday, October 8, 1996.]

Coleman, Aline

Coleman, Aline
c/o 9045 Wagner Circle
Sandy, Utah 84093 US

Aline Smith

Class of 1930. Aline Coleman. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Aline Coleman is listed in the BYH pages of the 1929 BYU Banyan as "Vice-President" but we do not yet know if this was Student Body Vice President, or Senior Class Vice President. She married Virgil J. Smith. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Jacob Coleman and Allie Smoot, married June 22, 1910 in Provo, Utah. Jacob Coleman was the son of Uriah Coleman and Martha Larsen of Nephi, Utah. Allie Smoot was the daughter of Abraham O. Smoot II and Electa Bullock. Jacob and Allie Coleman had six children, including: Robert Smoot Coleman, born June 13, 1915 in Provo and died February 11, 1920; Aline Coleman Smith [BYH Class of 1929]; Martha Coleman Miner [BYH Class of 1934]; James Smoot Coleman [BYH Class of 1936] (1. Margaret Tate -dec., 2. Ursula Fin); Sherman Smoot Coleman, M.D. (Jane Dalenberg) [BYH Class of 1941~H]; and Genevieve Coleman [BYH Class of 1943] (John) Walker. ~ ~ ~ ~ Aline Coleman Smith, a dance enthusiast, began performing early in her life. After teaching dance at BYU for 10 years, she moved east where she studied with several notable dancers. She taught high school physical education at Granite High School and is an accomplished teacher of Tai Chi as well as a registered nurse. Aline Coleman Smith was singled out by the Brigham Young University Emeritus Association for a Special Recognition Award in 1996. @2003 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: July 2, 1911 ~ January 9, 2017. Aline Coleman Smith, 105-1/2, beloved mother, wife, aunt, sister, teacher, and sweet-spirited friend to so many, passed away peacefully on January 9th, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born July 2, 1911 in Provo, Utah to Jacob and Allie Smoot Coleman. She quickly assumed her role as caring eldest child and mother's helper, watching over her siblings throughout their childhoods. Her parents must have had a sense, even in those early years, that Aline would eventually take care of them - which she did for a number of years at the end of their lives. Jacob was a Provo City attorney and very active in local civic affairs throughout his life. Aline's mother, Allie, was the granddaughter of Abraham O. Smoot, mayor of both Salt Lake City and Provo and an ambitious, resourceful administrator in the formative years of BYU. Allie was also the source of Aline's sweet-tempered, generous personality. Aline was the oldest of five children and is survived by her "baby" sister, Genevieve "Jenny" Coleman Walker. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Virgil J. Smith, her son, Jay Coleman Smith, brothers, Dr. James Smoot Coleman and Dr. Sherman Smoot Coleman and sister, Martha Coleman Miner. Aline attended elementary through high school at Brigham Young Training School, where she discovered her lifelong passion for dance. She went on to study Modern Dance with the illustrious early pioneers Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis in New York, and with Margaret H'Doubler at the University of Wisconsin. She graduated with high honors from BYU in 1933 with degrees in both Physical Education and Education. Aline was instrumental in founding the dance program at BYU, and continued to teach and choreograph there for 10 years after her graduation. Choreography was her greatest passion, especially the crafting of large ensemble works to classical music. Her younger sister Martha, was an award-winning classical pianist who played for Aline's classes and dances; the two were a marvelous artistic team. Aline would imagine and choreograph dances in her mind as she listened to Martha's playing at home. Aline married Virgil J. Smith in 1933. Their son Jay was born in 1939. Soon after, the family moved to Boise, Idaho, where Aline became very active in the YWCA, developing dance and movement programs for adults. During a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark she fell in love with Danish cross-stitch, needlepoint and petit point. Soon after, she embarked on what was to become a 30-year passion for creating original needlework of her own. These pieces adorn the furniture and walls of her loved ones to this day. Following her husband Virgil's death in 1992, Aline moved to SLC to be closer to her large extended family and childhood friends. For many years, she and her sister, Martha, shared a home in Holladay full of music, art and good humor. In 2006 they moved to Highland Cove, living just down the hall from one another. Throughout her life, Aline was a great reader and avid student of literature and history. Even as her eyesight deteriorated, she continued to enjoy audiobooks - listening to 5 or 6 a week, which her younger sister Jenny supplied - scouring local libraries to keep up with Aline's voracious reading appetite. Aline was also a member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers and Daria Book Club, where she made many lifelong friends. Aline will be especially remembered for her loving, open-hearted generosity and wide- ranging friendships. She remained very close to her extended family and leaves behind a legion of friends at Highland Cove and throughout the region. There will be a small family Graveside Service in Boise, Idaho at a later date. Aline's family would like to especially thank all of her dear friends, the Olpin family, Dr. Margaret Lunt and her nurse Shannon for their love and kindness over the years, and CNS Hospice for their recent care. Memorial donations in honor of Aline may be made to either DSBVI (Utah Blind Center) at 250 North 1950 West Ste. B, SLC, UT 84116-7902 or to the BYU Modern Dance fund at give.byu.edu/aline. [Deseret News, January 15, 2017]

Crowther, Aneita

Aneita Crowther

Class of 1930. Aneita Crowther. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ [Note: In the news article she is listed as .neita Crowther, with the first letter obscured. Her first name is a guess.]

Duke, Thora

Thora Duke

Class of 1930. Thora Duke. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. During the ceremony, she participated in a string trio, then presented a violin solo. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930.

Hammond, Merrill

Merrill Hammond

Class of 1930. Merrill Hammond. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Merrill Hammond was a member of the BYH Debate Team for 1928-1929, according to the 1929 BYU Banyan, BY High School section.

Harris, Chauncy Dennison
St. George, Utah US

Chauncy Harris

Class of 1930. Chauncy D. Harris. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Only his last name is given in the high school section of the 1930 BYU Banyan, but he is shown with full name, Chauncy Dennison Harris, as a member of the BYH Debate Team for 1928-1929, in the 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section. ~ ~ ~ ~ The parents of Chauncy D. Harris are Franklin Stewart Harris, Sr. [BYU President] and Frankie Estella Spilsbury Harris. The Harris family includes Franklin Stewart Harris, Jr. [BYH Class of 1928] (Maurine Steed), St. George, Utah; Chauncy D. Harris [BYH Class of 1930], Chicago, Illinois; Helen Harris (Ralph W.) Jenson, Spanish Fork, Utah; Leah Harris [BYH Class of 1935] (Vernon D.) Jensen, Pocatello, Idaho; and Mildred Harris [BYH Class of 1938] (Ralph O.) Bradley, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Holbrook, Ruth

Holbrook, Ruth
Pasadena, California US

Ruth and Francis Brown

Class of 1930. Ruth Holbrook. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. During the ceremony Ruth Holbrook performed in a string trio. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ She is listed in the BYH pages of the 1929 BYU Banyan as "Secretary" but we do not yet know if she was Student Body Secretary, or Senior Class Secretary. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ruth Holbrook was born January 8, 1912 in Provo, Utah. She married Francis Ray Brown on May 27, 1932. She died December 16, 1983 in Pasadena, California. Interment, Provo, Utah. Her parents: Lafayette Hinckley Holbrook and Alsina Elizabeth Brimhall. They had eleven children: 1. Raymond Brimhall Holbrook, born March 16, 1902 in Raymond, Alberta, Canada. He married Esther Ruth Hamilton on August 24, 1928. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 24, 1989. 2. Rachel Holbrook, born December 6, 1903 in Raymond, Alberta, Canada. She married Robert Clair Anderson on May 25, 1927. She died June 17, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Manti, Utah. 3. George Blaine Holbrook, born April 8, 1906 in Provo, Utah and died August 2, 1924, at the age of 18. He did not marry. 4. Jennie Holbrook, b. March 3, 1908 in Provo, Utah. She married Delbert Valentine Groberg on June 11, 1930. She died March 25, 2004 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. 5. Mary Holbrook, b. March 2, 1910 in Provo, Utah. She married Benjamin Alva Maxwell on May 27, 1932. She died on June 19, 1977 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 6. Ruth Holbrook, born January 8, 1912 in Provo, Utah. She married Francis Ray Brown on May 27, 1932. She died December 16, 1983 in Pasadena, California. Interment, Provo, Utah. 7. Elizabeth Holbrook, born February 9, 1914 in Provo, Utah. She married Alonzo Kay Berry on September 19, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on June 29, 2000 in Provo Utah. Interment, Whittier, California. 8. Jean Holbrook, born October 7, 1915 in Provo, Utah. She died August 26, 1923 at the age of almost 8. Interment, Provo, Utah. 9. Helen Holbrook, born in about 1917. She married Carlyle Dahlquist. She resides in Provo, Utah. 10. Vera Holbrook, born October 29, 1918 in Provo, Utah. She married Maurice King Heninger on June 5, 1941, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died February 16, 2005 in Provo, Utah. 11. Alsina Elaine (Elaine) Holbrook, born Provo, Utah in about 1921. Elaine married John Arnold Haymore. She lives in Salt Lake City. @2006

Jackson, Leona

Jackson, Leona
Springville, Utah US

Leona and Howard Brandt

Class of 1930. Leona Jackson. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. She sang in a double-mixed quartet during the ceremony. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Leona Jackson Brandt passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, May 5, 2001, following a lengthy period of declining health. At the time of her death, she was a resident of the East Lake Care Facility in Provo. Leona was born November 6, 1911, in Fountain Green, Utah. She was the third of six children born to Thomas C. Jackson and Ester Williams Jackson. She spent her early years in Fountain Green where she always had fond memories of a small town childhood. When she was 11, the family moved to Provo where she attended the Brigham Young Training School for grades 6, 7, 8; and later graduated from B.Y. High. She also attended Brigham Young University, but failing health caused her to be home bound for a number of years. She later met Howard William Brandt of Salina, Utah, and they were married on December 3, 1951. They made their home in Springville, Utah, where she cared for aging parents, and a home-bound sister. She is survived by her only child, Howard M. (Karen Leavitt) Brandt; six grandchildren, Aubree (Cory) Black; Ashlee, Jarred, Brandon, Brittany, and Jordan Brandt; two great-grandchildren, Kylee and Kelsee Black; all residing in Provo. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Norma, Lenila, and Lollie D. Jackson; two brothers, Udell and Waldo Jackson; and her loving husband. Leona's life was one of great example of service to others and pure Christlike love. She was a life long member and active supporter of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She always had a warm smile, a big heart, and open arms. She believed that actions spoke louder than words, and that true love was service to others. She believed "A true friend is the first to congratulate you on success and the last to leave you in distress. " She also believed that anything worth doing, was worth doing well. She was a wonderful cook, and a great homemaker. Everything was always neat, tidy, and very clean. She will be missed tremendously, but her fond memory and great example will live on in the hearts of her family, and those who's lives she touched. A graveside service was held Monday, May 14, 2001, in the Fountain Green City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, May 13, 2001]

Kartchner, Ruth

Ruth Kartchner

Class of 1930. Ruth Kartchner. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930.

Larsen, Grant Frederick [Larson,]

Larsen, Grant Frederick [Larson,]
Provo, Utah US

Grant and Leda Larsen

Class of 1930. Grant F. Larson (actually Larsen). Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. He delivered the address of welcome during the ceremony. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Family history: Christian Larsen and his wife, Inga Augusta, and her two sons by a previous marriage, Gustaf and Einer Ostlund, were among the first group called to settle Southern Alberta, Canada. They left Elsinore, Utah under the leadership of Theodore Brandley of Richfield Utah. They traveled by train and arrived at Stirling whistle stop, May 5, 1899. Christian Larsen was a native of Denmark, born November 4, 1854. His wife Inga Augusta Himmerman Ostlud, was a native of Sweden, born August 27, 1869. He was a bricklayer and worked for Mr. Burns, a contractor from Calgary, in building the first school at Stirling. Christian also homesteaded land east of Stirling. Four more children were born to the Larsens in Stirling: Wilford, Bertha, Seth and Grant. Tragedy Struck the family in the Spring of 1917. Both parents died within two weeks. Christian died March 22, 1917 and Inga Augusta died April 9, 1917. Gustaf Ostlund was already married to Maggie Larson and had a small family. Einer was working away from home and Wilford was working for Merlin Steed. Bertha was 14 the day of her mothers funeral. Seth was not yet ten and Grant was eight. Gustaf Ostlund died in Spokane, Washington, in 1956. Einer Ostlund worked in logging camps, for ship builders and for Geneva Steel. He married Nettie Ivie and they had two sons. After her death he married Leona Knight. They resided in Provo, Utah. Wilford Larsen served as a missionary in the Northern States Mission. He married Edna Scorup and they made their home in Orem, Utah. They had three children. Wilford and Edna went to Texas as missionaries. After her death, he married Ruby Thalman. Bertha took Grant and went to Taber to live with the Peter Larsen Family, who were former residents of Stirling. She returned and lived a short time with Lon and Hulda Nelson. Then she went to live with the family of her friend, Zula Kimball, and attended the Knight Academy. She went to Salt Lake City, where she graduated as a nurse from the LDS Hospital. She married Clyde E. Weeks and went to the Philippine Islands. Their first son was born there. They were then stationed at Fort Douglas, Utah where he served as a Major in the U.S. Army. They had three children. Bertha died October 17, 1941. Seth was welcomed into the home of Bishop Arthur E. Fawns. He attended the Agricultural School at Claresholm and served a mission to Denmark. He attended Brigham Young University. Lilly Thomsen of Denmark became his wife. They had six children and they currently reside in Salt Lake City. Seth and Lilly have been back to Denmark on two or more missions. Grant came back to Stirling and lived with the Samuel Clark Sr. family. He then lived with Mary and Perry Burke. Grant went to Utah and attended Brigham Young High School in Provo, where he graduated in 1930. He served in the Swiss German Mission then he married Leda Curtis. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and taught school for twenty years. They lived in Provo, Utah, and are the parents of six children. Christian Larsen and his wife, Inga Augusta, are buried in the Stirling Cemetery. ~ Contributed to Stirling Its Story and People by Einer Ostlund ~ ~ ~ ~ Grant Frederick Larsen was born on March 26, 1909 in Sterling, Alberta, Canada. His parents were Christian Larsen and Inga Himmerman Larsen. Grant married Leda Curtis. Grant died on February 3, 1997 in Provo, Utah. His interment, Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah.

LeeMaster, Donna [LeaMaster]

LeeMaster, Donna [LeaMaster]
(or Master?)

Donna LeeMaster-LeaMaster

See Master, Donna Lee, or Donna Lea Master. (We do not yet know if the surname is Master, LeeMaster, or LeaMaster. For the time being we will assume Master is correct.]

Lewis, Ethel

Ethel Lewis

Class of 1930. Ethel Lewis. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Ethel Lewis. Source: 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section.

Mangum, Dixie 'K'

Mangum, Dixie 'K'
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Dixie M. & William Snow

Class of 1930. Dixie 'K' Mangum. She graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. She gave the invocation for the ceremony. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Dixie 'K' (for Knight) Mangum (but only the initial is used). She spent her junior year in high school in California, but returned to Provo to complete her senior year in the 1929-1930 academic year. She was born on March 25, 1913, and will be 98 years young on March 25, 2011. She is residing in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended BYU through 1934. Her parents: Willis Lester Mangum and Jennie Pearl Knight Mangum, and they had three sons and three daughters. One of her sisters, Jessie 'K' (also for Knight, but again, initial only) Mangum, graduated in the BYH Class of 1933. Two of her brothers graduated from BY High: William Lester Mangum, Class of 1936 (?), and John Knight Mangum, Sr., Class of 1947. @2011 ~ ~ ~ ~ When Dixie K. Mangum Snow was a little girl, she would sometimes walk down to Provo’s Center Street to buy candy or ice cream. One of her most vivid childhood memories is of the elderly Jesse Knight — her grandfather — handing her some coins from his pocket so she could buy a few extra sweets. “He wasn’t a very good businessman,” chuckles Snow. “He made money, but he gave it away. He was generous.” At 98 years old, Snow is the last surviving grandchild of the Knights. Her memories of Jesse are few since he passed away when she was still in elementary school, but Snow had a close relationship with Amanda throughout her teenage and young adult years. “She was my great friend,” recounts Snow. Along with her cousins, Snow was fond of stopping by Amanda’s home on the way back from school for some good conversation and something tasty from the kitchen. “Grandmother was special. We all felt it.” Snow shares story after story of Amanda’s hardworking and sacrificing nature. Once, in response to a request from Jesse for money to cover the mortgage debt of a woman in need, Amanda agreed to mortgage her own home so that the other woman’s home wouldn’t be lost. A short time later, when Jesse needed more credit from the bank for a business transaction, the bank willingly extended it, saying that any man whose wife was willing to mortgage her own home to save another woman’s home could be trusted. Both during Jesse’s life and after, Amanda was always willing to share with others the financial blessings the Lord had given them. “She and Grandfather were one,” says Snow. “She was such a strong woman, and one who helped the BYU.” Snow’s own story also unfolded as one of generosity toward the university she loves. She attended BYU with the Class of ’34 but went back east to take a job as a secretary for William J. Snow Jr. (BYU ’28) before she graduated. They later wedded and then spent their entire married life away from Utah. “But our roots stayed very tied to the BYU,” says Snow. Her father-in-law, William J. Snow Sr. (1910), was a well-loved professor in BYU’s history department, and all of her siblings attended BYU. She returned to live in Utah after her husband’s death and takes pride in her membership in the society that bears her grandparents’ names. “I think it’s important that it’s the Jesse and Amanda Knight Society,” says Snow. “Including both names broadens it. . . . She was his partner, and she made sacrifices too.” After being named an honorary member of the Knight Society, Snow decided “to become a member of the Knight Society for real” by naming the university in her will. Her reasons for giving back are simple: “My family’s roots are BYU, and they run deep. We’re followers!” @2011 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Dixie 'K' Mangum Snow died in her home on November 24, 2015. Her heart finally gave out at the age of 102. She was the last living child of Provoans W. Lester Mangum and Jennie Knight Mangum, and the last remaining grandchild of Jesse Knight and Amanda McEwan Knight. Growing up in Provo with her three brothers and three sisters, she attended Brigham Young High School, graduating in the Class of 1930. She then attended Brigham Young University before moving to Washington, D.C. during the 1930s. There she fell in love with another ex-Provoan, Bill Snow (William J. Snow Jr.). They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on September 6, 1934. Because Bill was 11 years her senior, some of her friends thought that the marriage wouldn’t last. They were wrong; it was a wonderful marriage that lasted for 53 years until our father’s death in 1987. Mother and Dad raised their family in Washington, D.C.; Kansas City, Kansas; and Maplewood, New Jersey, before retiring to Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, California in 1967. Mother was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker, with secretarial, administrative, and nursing skills that she put to good use in the home. She was a graceful combination of beauty and intelligence, with common sense and a sense of humor to match. A great “straight man” for our Dad’s humor, she was fun to embarrass. Mother played the cello and piano in her youth and continued to play the piano for most of her life. She saw to it that her children, talented or not, took music lessons. She valued her friendships in PEO and served in many volunteer civic and LDS church roles in New Jersey and California, exhibiting a special capacity to care for and serve the needs of others. After Dad’s death, Mother moved to Salt Lake City and enjoyed her activities and friends in the Terrace Falls Condominium, Classics Club, Alice Louise Reynolds Club, and Book Women. She served on the board of the BYU Emeritus Association and supported BYU over the years. With her good reflexes, sharp mind, and compassionate spirit, she drove her car until she was 98, played bridge until age 101, and reached out to younger, ailing friends. She often wondered why she was still alive when all her siblings had died many years earlier. Regardless, she remained a good companion to her children and younger friends, who reciprocated the friendship. We all admired her courage and endurance under stress. With advancing age, she remained cheerful and plucky and was a model to her extended family of how to age gracefully. Mother is survived by her three children and their spouses: Dixie Ann Snow Huefner (Robert P.), Salt Lake City; William J. Snow III (Sue Forbes Snow), Nokomis, Florida; Gerald (Jerry) T. Snow (Julie Polly Snow), Salt Lake City. Grandchildren: Steven Huefner, Eric Huefner, Farley Snow Boyle, Carey Snow, Jesse Snow, Daniel Snow, & Sean Snow. Eleven great-granddaughters and one great-grandson. Also survived by a special sister-in-law, Alice Wilkinson Mangum Anderson, along with many dear nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her brothers Max K. Mangum, William L. Mangum, John K. Mangum, & her sisters Gloria Mangum Burrows, Beth Mangum Johnson, Jessie K Mangum Bennion. The family thanks Symbii Hospice and Mother’s fulltime caregivers, as well as special friends in her Terrace Falls condominium, for their devoted help in her final months. A private burial is being held at the Provo City Cemetery. A public memorial service will be held Saturday, December 19th, at 11 a.m. in the LDS 18th North Ward chapel (corner of A Street and 3rd Avenue, Salt Lake City). Friends may visit with the family from 10-11 that morning. [Provo Daily Herald, November 29, 2015]

Martin, William Paxman

Martin, William Paxman
, Arizona US

William Martin

Class of 1930. William P. Martin. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. He delivered the benediction at the ceremony. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Faculty & Staff. William Paxman Martin. Served as a debate coach during the 1928-1929 and 1930-1931 school years, along with Gladys Black. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Dr. Thomas Lysons Martin and Hattie Paxman Martin. The children of Dr. Thomas and Hattie Martin: William Paxman Martin of Arizona, [BYH Class of 1930; BYH debate coach 1928-1931]; James Paxman Martin, BYH Class of 1933; Beth Martin Warnick, Colorado; Ruth Martin Duncan, Wisconsin; Thomas Paxman "Pax" (Ivy Elaine) Martin [BYH Class of 1935]; and Helen Martin Draper, [BYH Class of 1941].

Master, Donna Lee [LeeMaster,]

Master, Donna Lee [LeeMaster,]
Provo, Utah US

Donna and Ralph Johnson

Class of 1930. Donna Lea Master. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. She sang in a double mixed quartet during the ceremony. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ (LeaMaster? LeeMaster?). ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Donna Lee Master Johnson, age 89, passed away on December 4, 2001. She was born in Moab, Utah on September 20, 1912 to Jesse Louis and Sarah Larsen Lee Master [LeeMaster?]. She attended B. Y. High School in Provo, graduating in 1930. She also attended Henagers Business College but left shortly after to start her business career at DTR (Dixon Taylor Russell) furniture. She was an executive secretary for a time at Utah Oil Refining Co. and Geneva Steel Plant, and also an executive secretary for 20 years at Provo City Power. Donna married Ralph Johnson in Preston, Idaho on November 6, 1941. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on August 14, 1942. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as homemaking leader, ward organist for 40+ years, and a temple ordinance worker at the Provo LDS Temple. Donna enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and was an expert at creating beautiful porcelain dolls, which she dressed each doll with her creative sewing talents. Donna is survived by her husband Ralph; daughter Cathryn; grandchildren Marlo (Ty) Holmes, Marcus L. Lloyd, Jason R. Lloyd; great-grandchildren Brittany, and Wyatt and Jaden Holmes; and sisters Ruth Lee Master [LeeMaster?] and Glennes (Howard) Nelson. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Published in the Deseret News, Thursday, December 6, 2001.]

McEwan, Alta

McEwan, Alta
Provo, Utah US

Alta and John (Bun) Taylor

Class of 1930. Alta McEwan. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Alta McEwan Taylor, age 93, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 9, 2005. Alta was born January 27, 1912 in Knightville, Utah. She was the oldest of six children born to William C. McEwan and Myrtle Royal McEwan. She attended Jr. High in Goshen, Utah then returned to Provo to graduate from BY High in 1930. She married John W. "Bun" Taylor on June 3, 1930, in the Salt Lake Temple. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various capacities through out her life. She was very talented in homemaking skills. She excelled in cooking, crocheting, sewing, knitting, needlepoint and ceramics. She served as the stake homemaking leader for several years and shared her talents. She worked in the temple with her husband for three years. She is proceeded in death by her parents, and husband; John W. Taylor; sisters June, Bernice and brothers; Bill and Bryce. She is survived by her sons Jon (Sylvia) Taylor, Mark (Susan) Taylor, daughters; Carol (Bud) Bonnett; Elaine (Jack) Hattaway, Teresa (Craig) Miller, and 24 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Saturday, November 12, 2005 at the Provo City Cemetery, 610 So. State St. [Provo Daily Herald, November 11, 2005.]

Merrill, Harrison J. (Harry)

Harry Merrill

Class of 1927 & Class of 1930. Harrison J. Merrill. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Harry sang in a double-mixed quartet during the ceremony. Source 1: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Harry Merrill is shown as a member of the BYH Debate Team for 1928-1929, in the 1929 BYU Banyan, BY High School section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 3: Class of 1927. Harry Merrill is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Merrill, Vera

Vera Merrill

Class of 1930. Vera Merrill. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Vera Merrill appears in the 1929 BYU Banyan, BY High School section.

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