Class of 1934 H.S.



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Anderson, Evelyn

Evelyn Anderson

Class of 1933 and Class of 1934. Evelyn Anderson. Her name appears on both graduating senior lists, 1933 and 1934 (Wildcat yearbooks). She was a member of the BYH Peppettes during the 1930-1931 school year, at least. [Need a middle name, or parents' name.] [TM] ~ ~ ~ ~ Is this? Evelyn Anderson, 1930 Census in Provo, Utah, age 15, Birthplace: Utah, Estimated Birth Year: 1915. Parents: Nels Anderson, Age 47, and Betsy Anderson, age 42. Siblings: Burt D Anderson, age 17, Son, Marvis D Anderson, age 11, Blanch Anderson, age 10, Kent D Anderson, age 7. ?

Billings, Donna

Billings, Donna

Donna Billings

Class of 1934. Donna Billings. ~ ~ ~ ~ Donna Billings was born August 7, 1914 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were John Dwight Billings and Florence Pyne. She died on February 11, 1989.

Bodily, Pauline

Bodily, Pauline
, Idaho US

Pauline and Jack Mathews

Class of 1934. Pauline Bodily. Secretary - Treasurer of the 1934 Senior Class. ~ ~ ~ ~ Pauline Bodily was born on November 15, 1916 in Fairview, Franklin County, Idaho. Her parents were Edwin Bodily and Roxana Styra Spackman. She married Jack Shirley Mathews of Logan, Utah, on November 19, 1940, in Evanston, Wyoming. She died on April 19, 1991 in Idaho.

Bown, Emma Lee

Bown, Emma Lee
Grand Junction, Colorado US

Emma & Raymond Meacham

Class of 1934. Emma Lee Bown. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Emma Lee Bown Meacham died Dec. 27, 2007. She was 91. The fourth of five children, Emmy was born to Joseph Leo Bown and Emma Newell Bown in Provo, Utah, Dec. 8, 1916. Her early years were spent between Provo and the family ranch in southern Utah. She was lovingly protected, guarded and occasionally harassed by her brothers Casey [Joseph L. Bown, BYH Class of 1928], Bud and Newell [BYH Class of 1926]. She and her sister Alice matured in a close-knit family, forming bonds that lasted a lifetime. Emmy attended BYU High School in Provo and later Brigham Young University, and she was always proud that her great-grandfather had helped found that university. While working and attending school in Provo, Emmy met Raymond A. Meacham, and the couple fell madly in love and were married in Provo in 1939, and later sealed in the LDS temple. The union produced three children, Stephen in 1942, Lawrence in 1944 and Patricia in 1947. The family’s early years involved frequent relocations necessitated by World War II naval service and later Ray’s climbing the Gambel’s Department Store management ladder. Emmy and Ray decided to move to Grand Junction in 1952, opening Empire Furniture and then American Furniture. They loved the valley and their friends. Emmy was active in the family business and family affairs, and was a wonderful mother and supportive wife. She loved to can, cook and sew. She made the best cinnamon rolls in the world. During their stay in Grand Junction they made a close group of friends, and in their later years they traveled extensively. Emmy passed to the Lord in the presence of her loving family and was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. Emmy is survived by her husband, and by her children: Lawrence B. Meacham of Bangkok, Thailand, and Stephen Raymond Meacham and Patricia Meacham, both of Grand Junction, Colorado. Also surviving are grandchildren Stephanie Sherman (husband Timothy) and Kevin Meacham (wife Shawna), and her great-grand children, Casey, Ashleigh, Rachel, Megan, Danisha, Megan and Bryce. Services were held Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 2542 G Road, Grand Junction, Colorado. [Grand Junction Free Press, Grand Junction, Colorado, December 31, 2007.]

Christensen, Horace John

Christensen, Horace John
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Horace and LaVonda Christensen

Class of 1934. Horace Christensen. President, 1934 Senior Class. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Horace John Christensen passed away peacefully at home on May 10, 2000 with his family by his side. He was born in Brigham City, Utah on April 17, 1916 to Dr. Parley Alma Christensen and Ruth Jones Christensen . Horace graduated Brigham Young High School in 1934, and then from Brigham Young University with a degree in Sociology. After service in the United States Navy, Horace briefly taught high school history before joining the Social Security Administration. His commitment to helping people through his work was unsurpassed and his contact with friends and those in need continued throughout his retirement. Horace's family and friends will remain grateful for his keen, probing mind, his unfailing graciousness, and his lifelong examples of kindness. During the last few years, though bedridden, he never complained; he remained generous and thoughtful. Horace greatly appreciated calls, letters, and visits from his many friends, neighbors and their children. In September 1939, Horace married LaVonda Hansen, who preceded him in death. Together, Horace and LaVonda raised five children, who along with their families, will miss him: Linda Miller (deceased), Carol Jean Cordy, Ruth Ann Pino, Paul H. Christensen, and Barbara Christensen. Horace is survived by four of his children, 18 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Margaret Christsensen Sorensen and Betty Christensen Parker, and by his brother, Harold Christensen. Horace's continued interest in his family was immeasurable. A gathering for remembrance was held on June 10, 2000 in Salt Lake City. [Deseret News, Friday, May 19, 2000.] ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF HIS WIFE: LaVonda Hansen Christensen died February 22, 1992 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born June 19, 1919 in Richfield, Utah to Sarah and Hans James Hansen. LaVonda was the youngest of their nine children; her sister Mildred Edwards of Ogden, Utah and her brother Elbert Hansen and his wife Donna of Richfield, Utah are still living. Married September 6, 1939 to Horace J. Christensen, LaVonda has been his devoted wife and loving companion for the past 52 years. Sharing sorrow in his loss are their five children and spouses, Linda Miller and her husband Don, Rexburg, Idaho; Carol Cordy and her husband John, Seattle, Wash.; Ruth Pino and her husband Dale, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Paul Christensen and his wife Tina, Caldwell, Idaho; and Barbara Christensen , Salt Lake City. Saddened at losing their beloved grandmother are her 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The Christensen family home at 2620 East Venus Circle (3935 South) in Salt Lake City was open for friends and neighbors on February 29, 1992. Her family gathered for a private memorial in Salt Lake City. The family suggested contributions to the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the University of Utah Hospital. [Deseret News, Thursday, February 27, 1992.] ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Parley Alma Christensen [chair of the BYU English Department] and Ruth Maughan Jones Christensen, married June 2, 1915. Their children included: Horace John Christensen [BYH Class of 1934] (LaVonda Hansen) of Salt Lake City; Margaret Christensen [BYH Class of 1935] (Parry D.) Sorensen, Salt Lake City; Betty Ruth Christensen [BYH Class of 1939] Parker; and Harold Christensen [BYH Class of 1949] (Joanne), of Salt Lake City.

Coleman, Martha

Coleman, Martha
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Martha and Fredrick Miner

Class of 1934. Martha Coleman. She served as Student Body Secretary-Historian in her Junior year, 1932-1933. She married Fredrick Reid Miner. Martha's 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. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Martha Miner, 1916 ~ 2012. Salt Lake City, Utah - Martha Coleman Miner, 95, passed away on October 24, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born November 1, 1916 in Provo, Utah, daughter of Jacob and Allie Smoot Coleman. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1934. While attending Brigham Young University, she met and married Fredrick Reid Miner on May 10, 1938. Martha was a woman of great talent and charm. Throughout her long life she has blessed the lives of many through her excellence as a pianist and piano teacher, her two life passions. Her charm was reflected in her warmth, graciousness, and extraordinary ability as an entertaining story teller. Martha was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints and served faithfully as church organist and choir director. Martha is survived by her two daughters, Martha Laraine Miner of Salt Lake City and Patricia May Miner of San Anselmo, California, two grandsons, one great-grand daughter, and two sisters, Aline Coleman Smith and Genevieve Coleman Walker of Salt Lake City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick, two sons, Fredrick Reid Jr. and Lawrence James, and two brothers, James S. Coleman and Sherman S. Coleman. A memorial service celebrating her life was held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 10 am at Highland Cove Retirement Community, 3750 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah. [Deseret News, October 31, 2012]

Dalton, Alice

Alice Dalton

Class of 1934. Alice Dalton. [Need more information.] [TM]

DeLoney, Hyrum Charles

DeLoney, Hyrum Charles
Salt Lake City, Utah

Hyrum and Alma DeLoney

Class of 1934. Hyrum Charles DeLoney, 85, died July 18, 2001 at home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born May 26, 1916 to Hyrum Wilford and Jean Curtis DeLoney, he grew up in Jackson, Wyoming. He graduated from BYU High School in Provo, Utah [about 1934?]. He attended both BYU and the University of Utah where he affiliated with Delta Phi Fraternity. He served a LDS mission in the Northern States. Served as a Navy pilot flight instructor during World War II. He married Alma Louise Dahlsrud on December 3, 1941 in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of three children. A life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he was a High Priest in the Mt. Olympus 4th Ward. He was self-employed as a financial planner. Survived by his wife, Alma; daughter, Carma (Jim) Black; sons, Charles (Suzy) DeLoney, Richard (Jennifer) DeLoney; nine grandchildren: Bret, Barbara, Allison and Tony Black, Anthony, Chara, David and Daniel DeLoney and Isabelle DeLoney; four great-grandchildren: Kasey, Megan and Konrad Black, and Hali Hutchinson. Preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Wilma. Funeral services were held Monday, July 23, 2001, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. [Published in the Deseret News, Friday, July 20, 2001.]

Freckleton, John Medley

Freckleton, John Medley
Provo, Utah US

John and Vera Freckleton

Class of 1933. Class of 1934. John Freckleton. His name appears on both graduating class lists, 1933 and 1934 (Wildcat yearbooks). ~ ~ ~ ~ John Medley Freckleton was born October 6, 1913 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His parents were Wilford Woodruff Freckleton and Arlie Lee Medley. He died on November 13, 1993 in Provo, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ After a long and productive life spent in pursuit of wisdom and in service to those around him, John Medley Freckleton passed peacefully on to the next stage of life at the age of 80 on November 13, 1993. He was born October 6, 1913 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Wilford Woodruff and Arlie Medley Freckleton. He spent his early years in the Tintic district, particularly Eureka, later in Springville and Provo. He graduated from high school in Provo and received a B.A. and M.A. in English from BYU. He married Vera Mary Teeples in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on January 6, 1943. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary earlier this year. Military service during World War II was in Texas and on Iwo Jima. He taught school in Wyoming and in Orem, Utah; teaching literature, creative writing, humanities and journalism. He retired in 1979 after 35 years. John was noted for his knowledge and work in photography, numismatics, fossils and minerals, desert biology, art, music and poetry. Several poems have been published and he himself published three volumes of his work. After retirement John served as a docent at the BYU Life Sciences Museum. He was an active member of the LDS Church and held numerous positions. John is survived by his wife, Vera; and his four children, Karla (Bruce) Burkhart of Sandy; Mark (Joann) Freckleton, of Sandy; Myrna Jones of Clayton, Calif.; and Launa (Steve) Nelson of La Quinta, Calif.; as well as 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 17, 1993 at the Grandview 5th Ward in Provo. Interment, Eastlawn Memorial Hills. Military rites were performed by VFW District #4. [Deseret News, Monday, November 15, 1993.]

Holt, Grant Robert

Holt, Grant Robert
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Grant Holt

Class of 1934. Grant Holt. He served as Student Body Manager of Athletics during his Junior year, 1932-1933. ~ ~ ~ ~ Grant Robert Holt was born November 27, 1916 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Edward Henry Hold and Edith Lucinda Holdaway. He died on November 15, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Houtz, Ora Marie

Houtz, Ora Marie
Springville, Utah US

Ora and Don Hardy

Class of 1934. Ora Marie Houtz. Member of the BYH Pep Club. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents were Ira Houtz and Ellen Walton Houtz, and Ora was born in 1917. Ora married Don Lamar Hardy on April 12, 1935 in Utah County, Utah. Don L. Hardy, former resident of Arcadia, California, was born on April 8, 1911 in Provo, Utah. His parents were George W. Hardy and Myrtle Ann Freshwater Hardy. He died on February 28, 1967 in California at the age of 55.~ ~ ~ ~ "I located my high school diploma and the commencement exercises program. I graduated with the BYH Class of 1934 and I have so many memories of the good times we have. Being on the drill team and rooting for our players at the games and practicing for the debates. I received a notice in the mail of the grand opening and rededication ceremonies being held Saturday, Sept. 8, and I plan to be there to celebrate this wonderful event." By Ora Houtz Hardy, BYH Class of 1934. [Provo Daily Herald, September 7, 2001.] ~ ~ ~ ~ NEWS ARTICLE: Ora Hardy is turning 100. May 5, 2016. By Vicki Miceli. Ora Marie Houtz was born in Provo, Utah, on May 10, 1916, to Ira Houtz and Mary Ellen Walton. She was the second eldest of eight siblings and grew up on a farm during the Great Depression. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1934. Ora married the love of her life, Don Hardy, in 1935, and with jobs being scarce, they moved to Los Angeles, California, when a relative offered Don employment. Ora found a job working in Hollywood at the Owl Drug Store. When World War II and the draft started, she began working for the Selective Service where she registered and processed hundreds of young men for military duty. When the war ended in 1945, she transitioned into a job as a union negotiator for FMC Corporation, holding that position for 30 years. Although Ora and Don didn’t have children, Ora helped to raise her younger siblings, offering help in times of need and illness. Don died in 1967. Ora retired in 1975 and returned home to Utah to live in Springville, where she still resides today in the same home. She began a new chapter in her life, traveling the world with various organizations. And boy did she travel, spending her 50s into her 90s exploring the world, including trips to Hawaii, England, Scotland, France, Italy, Israel, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Greece, Turkey, Mexico, the Panama Canal and Egypt, where she rode a camel to the pyramids in Giza. Ora Marie Hardy is a beloved pillar of her community. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and she attends church every Sunday. She has been blessed with good health and is “Aunt Ora” to dozens of nieces and nephews. She is a generous donor to the Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City and to the VFW. A gathering will take place in Springville at the Hobble Creek Stake Pavilion, 495 S. Canyon Rd., on May 14, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friends and family are invited to this open house celebration to mark her milestone 100th birthday. Source. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: 1916-2016. Ora Marie Houtz Hardy. Our loving sister, aunt and friend to so many passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the age of 100. Ora Marie Houtz was born on May 10, 1916 in Provo, Utah to Ira Houtz and Marie Ellen Walton. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1934. She then attended Brigham Young University for 2 years where she studied economics. She married the love of her life Don Lamar Hardy on April 12, 1935. They soon moved to Los Angeles where they found jobs during The Depression. When Don was drafted into the Navy for WWII, Ora did her duty on the Homefront working for Selective Service until the war was over. After the war she found a job at FMC Corp. where over a 27-year career she rose from secretary to union negotiator, a trailblazer in what was typically a man's world. She was tough, smart and fair. She lost Don in 1967 and retired in 1975, moving back home to Springville, Utah, where she pursued a life of service and travel. Never having children of her own she helped with nieces and nephews, of which there were many. She also was a generous donor to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City. Her love of travel took her around the world as she enjoyed experiencing different cultures and always said, "travel is the best education ever." One vivid memory she liked to share was her ride on a smelly, spitting, flea-ridden camel up to the Great Pyramids in Egypt. She loved it! Ora had wanted to reach 100 years and she did it in exactly her way with a huge party attended by over one hundred family members, and friends. She gained membership into the prestigious Governor's Century Club of Utah and attended Gov. and Mrs. Herbert's Centenarian Luncheon. Ora always said, "be optimistic and be happy." We are all happy to know she has been reunited with her eternal sweetheart Don, her parents and siblings Rowena, Alice, Jean, Walt and Juanita. She leaves behind her beloved sister Ellen Bethers, 95, of Fletcher, NC and many many adoring nieces and nephews who will miss her sparkling blue eyes and that mischievous smile. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation in Ora's name to Primary Children's Hospital, 100 Mario Capecchi Dr., Salt Lake City, Utah 84132. Services will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Hobble Creek Stake Center 495 S. Canyon Rd. Springville, Utah. Viewing is 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. with services following at 10 a.m. Interment, East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, Provo. Walker Funeral Homes, Spanish Fork is handling arrangements. [Provo Daily Herald, October 23, 2016]

Kirk, Rebecca

Kirk, Rebecca
Chesapeake, Virginia US

Rebecca Kirk

Class of 1934. Rebecca Kirk. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Martin Horton Kirk and Luella Merle Cullimore Kirk. Their children include: Helma Kirk, Salt Lake City, Utah and Portsmouth, Virginia; Rebecca Kirk [BYH Class of 1934], born September 2, 1916 in Utah, died February 13, 2004 at Portsmouth, Virginia, resided at Chesapeake, Virginia; and Vernon H. Kirk, Portsmouth, Virginia.

Knight, Vola Rosa

Knight, Vola Rosa
Washington, Utah

Vola and Glen Bunker

Class of 1934. Vola Knight. Married Glen Bunker. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: St. George, Utah -- Vola Rosa Knight Bunker, age 84, died Friday, February 26, 1999 at her residence in Washington, Utah. She was born October 30, 1915, in Hinckley, Utah, to James Aubrey Knight and Rose Elizabeth Webb Knight. Vola graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah in the Class of 1934. She married Glen Edward Bunker on December 18, 1935, in the St. George Temple. He preceded her in death in 1987. Vola and Glen lived in Delta and Garrison, Utah before moving to Washington, Utah in 1986. Vola was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had served in many callings. Her last callings were that of Temple Worker and Relief Society Secretary. She was a hard worker. Vola enjoyed sewing, gardening, and serving people. Her greatest joy was her children and grandchildren. She is survived by three sons and one daughter, Howard E. (Julie) Bunker and Merrill K.(Karen) Bunker, both of Bountiful, Utah; Dale R. Bunker, Washington, Utah; Shirley (Ray) Howell, Orem, Utah; 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two brothers, Jesse A Knight, Bountiful, Utah and Ralph E. Knight, San Francisco, California; and sister-in-law, Glenna Knight, Salt Lake City, Utah. She is preceded in death by one son, Doyle Glen Bunker; husband, Glen Edward Bunker; parents, three brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held Monday, March 1, 1999 at the Washington LDS 11th Ward Chapel, 650 East Telegraph, Washington. Interment, Washington City Cemetery. Source.

May, Clifton

Clifton May

Class of 1934. Clifton May.

McArthur, Arthur Edgar [MacArthur,]

McArthur, Arthur Edgar [MacArthur,]
Provo, Utah US

Arthur and Estella McArthur

Class of 1934. Arthur McArthur was Secretary of the Junior Class during the 1932-1933 school year. ~ ~ ~ ~ Arthur Edgar MacArthur was born on September 15, 1916 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Edgar MacArthur and Iris Lowry MacArthur. He married Estella Fay Sumner on July 17, 1937 in Heber, Utah. He died on October 23, 1999, apparently in Provo, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS WIFE'S OBITUARY: Estella Fay Sumner MacArthur passed away at the home of a son on Saturday, May 13, 2000, due to complications of Alzheimers disease. She died peacefully, and in the arms of her loved ones. She was 82. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Arthur Edgar MacArthur, who died October 23, 1999. She was born in Provo, Utah on March 6, 1918, to James Sumner and Myrtle Snow Sumner. She was the last surviving member of her parents' family, having been preceded in death by her parents, her three brothers Elton, Keith, and Byron Sumner, as well as one sister, LaPrele Makin. One son, Sumner MacArthur, died at birth. She is survived by her children, Creig (Lisa), Steven (Sandra), Cheril Humphries (Ed), and Trevan (Sondra). She and Arthur were somewhat amazed at the number and quality of their posterity, and were proud of them all: children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Estella grew up in Provo and attended school here. She was in the first graduating class of Dixon Jr. High School. She graduated from Provo High School, and attended BYU. She married Arthur in 1937, and they made their home in Provo from then on, but for brief stays in Fontana, California and Salt Lake City, Utah and Orem, Utah during World War II. She worked all of her married life, and spent 32 years at BYU before retiring in 1986. She was also a long time volunteer pink lady at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. She was a loyal, loving wife, a tireless worker, and a wonderful mother. She was a great source of motivation to her children, and worked long and hard to help them achieve. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 18, 2000, in Provo. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Tuesday, May 16, 2000.]

McGrew, Gwen

McGrew, Gwen
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Gwen and Clark Barnard

Class of 1934. Gwen McGrew. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Gwen McGrew Barnard passed away peacefully Sunday, August 27, 2000. Gwen was born April 12, 1916 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Edward P. McGrew and Myrle Boley McGrew. Gwen was a graduate of Brigham Young High School, Class of 1934, attended Brigham Young University, and graduated from the Salt Lake School of Business. She was on the medical staff of the Veterans Administration Hospital until her retirement. Gwen was a people person and remained very active until her illness. She had a great love for art, literature, and music. Gwen traveled the US, Canada, Europe, and Mexico extensively in the pursuit of these loves. Gwen was preceded in death by her husband, Clark T. Barnard; her parents; and brother, Keith B. McGrew. Survivors are her brother, Merlin B. McGrew; sister, Virginia McGrew Hall; sons, Christopher Sharp and Jonathan Sharp; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Interment, American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah. Do not grieve her passing but rejoice in how she lived! [Deseret News, Tuesday, August 29, 2000]

Mortensen, Floyd

Floyd Mortensen

Class of 1934. Floyd Mortensen.

Nelson, Leona (1934)

Leona Nelson

Class of 1934. Leona Nelson. Vice President of the 1934 Senior Class.

Olson, Jay Allred

Olson, Jay Allred
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Jay and Emma Olson

Class of 1934. Jay Allred Olson. He passed away peacefully February 3, 2006 at the age of 89. He was born July 15, 1916 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Carl Arvil Olson and Altania Allred. At age 6 the family moved to Vernon, Utah, and a year later moved to Provo. He graduated from B.Y.U. High and then graduated from Brigham Young University in Geology. After graduation he married Emma Zabriskie on October 8, 1941. In December 1943 he entered the military and was a Sergeant in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, receiving several medals. In 1946 they moved to Paonia, Colorado, then eventually they bought a farm on Kannah Creek near Grand Junction, Colorado. He worked as an engineering geologist for the Bureau of Reclamation and the World Bank for over 30 years. He and his family spent 4 1/2 years in Thailand where he worked for US Aid. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and fulfilled many different callings in the Church. Scouting was very special to him and he received the Eagle and the Silver Beaver awards. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years; three brothers, Ted, Ike and Stan Olson; his four children, Eric Olson of Salt Lake City, David (Christina) Olson of Mesa, Arizona, Christopher (Heidi) Olson of Spokane, Washington, and Janet (Steve) Bradley of Ogden. There are 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Services were held February 7, 2006 in Salt Lake City. Interment, Provo Cemetery, 610 S. State St., Provo. [Deseret News, Sunday, February 5, 2006]

Robinson, Elwin [Dennison Elwin]

Robinson, Elwin [Dennison Elwin]
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Elwin and Vadis Robinson

Class of 1934. Elwin Robinson. ~ ~ ~ ~ Dennison Elwin Robinson was born on April 27, 1913 in Junction, Piute County, Utah. His parents were Dennison Harris Robinson and Gladys Cordelia Blake. He married Vadis Romania Allen on August 24, 1932 in Randolph, Utah. He died on April 8, 1992, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Salt Lake City, Utah. HIS WIFE'S OBITUARY: Vadis Romania Allen Robinson died Oct. 22, 1997 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born July 15, 1909 in Kingston, Utah to Rufus A. and Helena Christensen Allen. Married Dennison Elwin (Elwin) Robinson, August 24, 1932 in Randolph, Utah. A member of the LDS Church. Graduated from the LDS Hospital School of Nursing in 1931. Spent most of her life in public health nursing. Survived by sons: E. Allyn, Layton, Utah; R. Clark, Bountiful, Utah; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters, Norda Millett, Kingston, Utah; Vola Harris, Logan, Utah; Karen Harris, Phoenix, Arizona; brothers, Gerald Allen, Kingston, Utah; Reed Allen, Phoenix, Arizona; and a family of blue jays in the back yard. Preceded in death by a son, Larry Lynn and her husband. Funeral was held Monday, Oct. 27, 1997, in Salt Lake City. Interment, Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery. [Deseret News, Friday, October 24, 1997.]

Snow, Gordon Whittaker

Snow, Gordon Whittaker
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Gordon and Beth Snow

Class of 1934. Gordon W. Snow. He was Junior Class President during the 1932-1933 school year. ~ ~ ~ ~ Gordon Whittaker Snow was born March 18, 1916 in Provo, Utah. His parents were William James Snow, Sr., and Hattie M. Thornton. He married Elizabeth Todd on November 23, 1940 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on August 20, 1999. ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY: Gordon Whittaker Snow, our valiant husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away on August 20, 1999, after a continuing battle with cancer. Gordon was born on March 18, 1916, in Provo, Utah, to William James Snow, Sr., and Hattie Thornton Snow. Gordon's life was defined by his great love of tennis, soaking in the tub, cruising the oceans of the world, BYU athletics. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1934. His first and foremost his love for his wife Beth and their six children, 24 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. It took Gordon four years before his bride-to-be finally agreed that there would be no other man in her life but him. Gordon Snow and Beth Todd were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on November 23, 1940. World War II interrupted early married life in 1943 when Gordon joined the Army Air Corp, later becoming a pilot and flying throughout the Pacific regions of the war. After the war Gordon went to work for United Air Lines in San Francisco, but soon yielded to yearnings to return home. With an exuberant entrepreneurial spirit, Gordon bought a Spudnut Shop in Sugarhouse, built Snow's Drive Inn on West Temple and 21st South, entered the Chicken Broaster business and managed the concession stand at the George Q. Morris ball park during the entire period of its existence. Gordon concluded his business career as the manager of ZCMI's central warehouse. Gordon was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in various capacities to include leadership positions within his High Priest Quorum, but his greatest love was that of the official ward greeter. This reflected his life-long love of people regardless of their rank in life. Gordon is survived by his wife, Beth; children, Grant (Arlene) Snow; Joanne Snow (John) Neumann; Greg (Barbara) Snow; Sherrie Snow (Jim) Jones; Annette Snow (Robert) Sperry; and Connie Snow (Steve) Gleason. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Bill Snow; Thornton (Rosy) Snow; Claude Snow; and his sister Emma Snow; and his grandson Danny Sperry. Brother Bill's widow, Dixie, currently resides in Salt Lake City. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 25, 1999 in Salt Lake City. Interment, Larkin Sunset Lawn, Salt Lake City, Utah. The family suggested donations to the William J. Snow Endowment #0-42860, c/o BYU Endowment, P.O. Box 7188 Provo, Utah 84602. [Deseret News, Monday, August 23, 1999.]

Speckart, Orlene

Speckart, Orlene
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Orlene and Frank Sutherland

Class of 1934. Orlene Speckart. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Orlene Speckart Sutherland, age 75, died February 20, 1991. Born February 13, 1916 in Provo, Utah to Frank Speckart and Harriet Richmond Speckart. Married Frank Sutherland. Active member of the LDS Church, member of the D.U.P., and enjoyed a lifelong interest in hobbies and crafts. Orlene died peacefully at the home of her oldest son, Garry. We will all cherish the memory of her kind and gentle spirit. Survived by three sons, Garry and wife, Kathy, Salt Lake City; Brent and wife, Nican, Bellevue, Washington; Marc, San Diego, California; daughter-in-law, Sandy, Kamas; three sisters, Mary Jo Shipman, Florida; Ruth Okeson, Boise, Idaho; Florence Hettig, San Francisco, California; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by Frank Sutherland, son, Larry Sutherland, and two brothers, Jess Speckart and Frank R. Speckart. Funeral services were held Monday, February 25, 1991 in the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary Chapel, 10600 South 1700 East, Sandy, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Friday, February 22 1991] Source.

Stewart, Maxine

Stewart, Maxine
Layton, Utah US

Maxine and Loren Robbins

Class of 1934. Maxine Stewart. ~ ~ ~ ~ Maxine Stewart was born on March 27, 1916 in Manila, Duchesne County, Utah. Her parents were Ezra Wall Stewart and Charlotte Francom Stewart. Maxine married Loren Robbins on January 28, 1935 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on September 20, 2005. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Layton, Utah: Maxine Stewart Robbins, 89, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at Peach Tree Place in West Haven [Utah]. Maxine was born March 27, 1916 in Manila, Utah to Erza Wall Stewart and Charlotte Francom Stewart. She married Loren Robbins on Jan. 28, 1935 in Salt Lake City. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He passed away Dec. 25, 1998. Maxine lived in Payson, Utah; Hawthorne, California; and Layton, Utah for the last 61 years. She was a very active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings, mostly involving music. She was very talented playing the piano and organ and leading many church choirs. She worked at Layton Cold Storage for 7 years and Kowley Drug for 22 years. She also taught piano lessons for many years. She loved spending time with her family and always thought of others. Surviving are two children, Roland (Afton) Robbins and Jeanene Robbins (Duane) Child; seven grandchildren, Curtis (Teri) Child, Kristin (Ron) Elinkowski, Eric (Michele) Child, Travis (Courtney) Child, Laurie (Craig) Cruz, Quin (Kathy) Robbins, and Shellie (Howard) Vanfleet; 19 great-grand children, and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and one grandson. Funeral services were held Friday, September 23, 2005 in Layton, with Bishop David McClury, officiating. Interment, Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd, Salt Lake City, Utah. [Deseret News, Wednesday, September 21, 2005.]

Walters, Henry

Henry Walters

Class of 1934. Henry Walters.

Whitaker, George Winder

Whitaker, George Winder
Provo, Utah

George and Lois Whitaker

Class of 1934. George Winder Whitaker. He passed away peacefully on February 23, 2005, at the Orchard Park Care Center in Orem, Utah. He was born February 6, 1918, in Provo, Utah, the son of Charles Warren and Susa Paxton Whitaker. He grew up in Provo, graduating from the Brigham Young Academy and then BYU in 1938. While working in the library at BYU, he met Lois Emma Smith, whom he married on October 13, 1939, in the Salt Lake Temple. They made their first home in Cedar City, where George taught school for two years. He then took a job at ZCMI in Salt Lake City, until he was drafted into the service in 1944. He served as a radar technician in the United States Navy for two years in the Pacific theater. After the war George was employed as a salesman and buyer for ZCMI, and later for Grand Central Stores and Safeway Super S stores. During the following 18 years as a manager for Skaggs Drug Centers, he and his large family moved from Salt Lake City to Pueblo, Colorado, and then to Amarillo, Texas, where they spent five years. He was transferred to Wichita Falls, Texas, then to Jonesboro, Arkansas, and finally to Memphis, Tennessee. After retirement, he and Lois moved to Livermore, California. George returned to Provo following the death of his wife in 1987. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in many callings, including stake high councilor, music chairman and choir director, and temple worker. George gave joy to many with his beautiful bass-baritone voice. At BYU he sang with the Men's Chorus, in a male quartet, and performed in a number of operettas and other productions. He was awarded a gold medal for vocal performance in 1938. In the 1950s and 60s he performed in the Utah Opera company, and the University of Utah Summer Festival operas, as a Messiah soloist, and on many Sunday evening "Church of the Air" broadcasts. Wherever he lived, he often sang at church meetings and funerals. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois, daughter Laurel Elaine Cleamons, his parents, two brothers and one sister. He is survived by seven children; Anne (Duane) Bishop, Orem; Georgia (Richard) Rohde, Liberty; Dr. Charles (Marie) Whitaker, Henryville, PA; Christine (Richard) Arnold, Springville; Dr. Neil S. Whitaker, Provo; Margaret (Fon) Jensen, Owasso, OK; Grace Whitaker, South Jordan; 31 grandchildren, 28 great-grand children, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Saturday, February 26, 2005]

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