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411, Class of 1922

411, Class of 1922

Class of 1922 411

Brigham Young High School Class of 1922.

Names of 1922 high school graduates have been gathered from several sources, including yearbook entries in the 1922 BYU Banyan, and individual entries in the annual records of BYU found in the BYU Records Office, with research done by Scott Cowley. It was in 1922, however, that BYU annual records began to focus on university graduates, and apparently most Brigham Young High School records were kept elsewhere. This list is obviously incomplete. As of October 2008, our BYH Class of 1922 list currently contains only 64 names, but 7 of them have question marks, 57 classmates. The ones with question marks include: Violet Bernice Gardner, Belva May Gurney, Elma Hartley, Minnie Hendricks, Rachel Holbrook, Paul Fortesque Keeler, and Reid Lowry Molen, Sr. Additional researched needed. [October 2008]

Andelin, Thomas Delice [Delece]

Andelin, Thomas Delice [Delece]
Idaho Falls, Idaho US

Delice and Jennie Andelin

Class of 1922. Thomas Delice [not Delece] Andelin. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Thomas Delece Andelin was born on October 12, 1903 in Provo, Utah. His parents: Olof Wilhelm Andelin (BYA, BYH, BYU faculty member) and Mary Elizabeth Turner Andelin. He married Jennie Rainey on October 14, 1935 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the daughter of Thomas Glen Rainey and Clara Louise Heap. Delice Andelin died on April 12, 1983 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. ~ ~ ~ ~ Several children of O. W. and Mary Andelin attended BYH, including Aubrey Olof Andelin (male), BYH Class of 1910; Marian Andelin (female), BYH Class of 1912; L'Etrenne Andelin (male), BYH Class of 1922 [born 1901]; [Thomas] Delece Andelin (male), also BYH Class of 1922 [born 1903].

Ash, Cecil L.

Ash, Cecil L.

Cecil Ash

Class of 1922. Cecil L. Ash. He received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1922. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 348. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1932. Cecil L. Ash. He received a BS Degree in Education in 1932. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 348.

Bandley, Norma

Bandley, Norma

Norma Bandley

Class of 1922. Norma Bandley. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Bayles, Clark L.

Bayles, Clark L.

Clark Bayles

Class of 1922. Clark L. Bayles. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Bean, Marcus H.

Bean, Marcus H.

Marcus Bean

Class of 1922. Marcus Bean. He was the Senior Class President. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1925. Marcus H. Bean. He received an AB Degree in Accounting & Business in 1925. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 204.

Berry, Ruth

Berry, Ruth

Ruth Berry

Class of 1922. Ruth M. Berry. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1922. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 310.

Bown, Vera

Bown, Vera

Vera Bown

Class of 1922. Vera Bown. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Brown, Ella

Brown, Ella

Ella Brown

Class of 1922. Ella Brown. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Christensen, Sheldon

Christensen, Sheldon

Sheldon Christensen

Classes of 1922 and 1923. Class of 1922. Sheldon Christensen. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1923. Sheldon Christensen. Source: 1923 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. He is listed as a senior in both years. [Need his middle initial or other information.] [TM]

Christenson, Wendell Bartholomew, Sr.

Christenson, Wendell Bartholomew, Sr.
Provo, Utah US

Wendell & Ann/Arlene Christenson

Class of 1922. Wendell B. Christenson [not Christensen]. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Wendell Bartholomew Christenson was born on October 26, 1903 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. His parents were Andrew "B" Christenson [sometimes Christensen] and Sara Jane Bartholomew Christensen. He married twice: first, to Ann Francis Howells on June 26, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ann was born on July 20, 1903 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on February 25, 1973 in San Mateo, California. Her interment, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Francisco County, California. Her parents were John Francis Howells and Annie Mathilda Hurley [or Herlihy] Howells. ~ ~ Wendell second married Arlene Hatch, daughter of William Arthur Hatch and Mary Ellen Ott Hatch. Wendell Christenson died on December 31, 1983 in Provo, Utah. His interment, Provo, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Wendell Bartholomew Christenson, Sr. (1903-1983): Brief autobiography. This sketch was written in several parts, before 1968. The originals are in possession of W. Bart. Christenson, Jr., Provo, Utah. "I was born October 26, 1903, in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. My mother, Sarah Bartholomew, was born in the same house, September 8, 1875, and descendants of the builder, John Bartholomew [her father], still occupy the place. Sarah Bartholomew married Andrew “B” Christenson in the Manti Temple, July 1, 1896, and they were blessed with eight children: Adelbert, Edythe, myself, Sheldon, Elsie, Luther, Lucile, and Margaret. Adelbert died at age eleven of diphtheria, and Elsie was drowned in the family fish pond when four years old. One of my earliest recollections was a trip to Europe at age six and a half. Father, who at that time was President of the LDS Academy, in Salt Lake City, took a leave of absence for study in England, France, and Germany, and took the whole family along. It was a wonderful experience. I started to school in Leipzig, Germany, and soon felt at home with the other German children. Father took great pains to take us to all the historic scenes, such as the art galleries, and gave us opportunity to meet some wonderful German couples and their families. When we returned to America, in 1911, we settled in Provo, Utah, where father was appointed as Head of the Language and Archeological Department in the Brigham Young University. Edythe and I were placed in the BYU Training School. I was baptized a member of the Church at Provo, June 21, 1912, by Willard F. Russell, and confirmed the same day by Reed Beck. From Provo, we soon moved to Rexburg, Idaho, where father had been called to be President of the Ricks Junior College. I received the priesthood in Rexburg, being ordained [a deacon] by L. Tom Perry, November 26, 1916. I also, along with other members of our family, received a patriarchal blessing in which many wonderful things were promised. This has been a great source of encouragement and guidance all my life, and the fulfillment of many of the promises has strengthened my testimony. From Idaho, we moved to LaVerkin, Utah — “Dixie Country” -- as it was called — where we spent some eventful years developing a hot springs resort and trying to start an irrigation project to water several thousand acres of what could have been wonderfully productive land. It failed at that time, but was just recently approved by the United States Government after a wait of about fifty years. From Dixie, we moved to Hinckley, Utah, where father answered a call from the Church to organize the Millard Academy into a junior college. It was about this time that the Church decided to abandon the Church School System [academies], with the exception of BYU, LDS College, and Weber College, and father left the teaching profession [after twenty three years in church education] for [fulltime] ranching and business [pursuits]. He acquired the Starr Ranch [between Santaquin and Nephi, Utah] with his brother, Albert, and his brother-in-law, Otis Ercanbrach, and later [also] bought a cattle ranch near Duchesne, Utah. I graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1922. My days as a ranch hand and farmer lasted until the farm depression of 1923, when financial reverses caused the loss of the ranches. The family then moved to Salt Lake City, where father went into business promoting his various mining and metals interests, and we, the older children got jobs. I spent several years in mining, first in Farmington, Utah, and later in California. It was while living in Salt Lake City and going to school at the University of Utah that I first met Ann Howells, a popular member of our ward’s younger set. We were in a Mutual play together, and our friendship blossomed into love. I was called on a mission to Germany in 1925, and after my farewell party in the ward, I sat on the porch with Ann while the [ward house] almost burned down. A thief had broken into the chapel hoping to find money donated for my mission expenses, and had dropped a match which started the blaze. We corresponded while I was in Germany, and shortly after I returned we became engaged and were married about a year later (June 26, 1929) in the Salt Lake Temple. My mission to Germany was a wonderful experience. Because of my earlier trip to Germany, I learned the language rather easily and was blessed with some wonderful missionary companions. I labored first in Dresden, a beautiful city rich in tradition and culture. I met many faithful, warm, and friendly people and learned to love them like my own family. After a few months, I was sent to Breslau as the District President. It was here that I had a remarkable experience. The mission president had called a conference for the whole mission in Dresden — a distance of about three hundred and twelve miles. It was suggested that the elders from each district walk the whole distance and tract and preach the Gospel on the way. We were all excited at the prospect, but two weeks before the conference, it started to rain and rain and rain, without letup. All over Germany, the crops were being ruined and things were developing into a national emergency. The mission president sent word that we should give up the idea of walking unless things changed well in advance of the date. We all met together, prayed, and discussed the problem and decided that if the Lord wanted us to do His work, the way would be opened. We decided also that we would spend the previous day fasting and then meet on the day of departure for our final prayers and take our separate courses two by two. There were sixteen of us, making eight different groups. When the final morning arrived, it was raining hard and the skies were leaden. The papers predicted more rain. Undaunted, we met at the appointed place with our knap-sacks filled with Gospel tracts, heavy soles on our shoes, and prepared to depend on the hospitality of the German people during our three hundred mile walking tour. We sang a song together and had our prayer asking the Lord to clear the skies. A few words of encouragement were given to the group and we went down stairs and out into the street. The rain had stopped and blue sky appeared among the clouds. For two weeks, we walked under warm blue skies, and we were welcomed by farmers and villagers who had been thoroughly humbled by prospects of lost crops. As 160 foot-sore missionaries from all over Germany met in Dresden to commence a three-day conference and testimony meeting, the skies suddenly darkened and it started to rain again. I have never heard more wonderful testimonies than those told by these elders relating their experiences — some really miraculous. Meetings, lasting ten hours each day, passed without notice. We wondered where the time went. When I returned home, our family was having financial problems. Sheldon had been called to Germany on a mission a year after I left, and I had the privilege of being his first district president. Finances for both of us had been mostly earned by mother from sewing burial clothes in partnership with another member of the ward. Her sacrifices and labor will always be remembered with gratitude and love. I returned home in March 1928, and left shortly after for Los Angeles to help father with his mining projects. These were not successful, and in June 1929 I returned to Salt Lake City to marry Ann. [Following our wedding, we moved] to Los Angeles where we began keeping house in a small apartment, on Portland Street. I was unable to support a wife working for father and soon set out on my own. I got a job selling Christmas cards until the holidays ended, [and] then tried selling real estate. I did fairly well, but was unhappy with the people for whom I worked. [I] was finally able to get a job with the Standard Oil Company at their El Segundo plant as a fireman. [In 1930] I began to sell cooking utensils for the Century Metal Craft Corporation. I became district manager of Los Angeles and Southern California and continued until 1942. After the war started [World War II], I went to work for the Occidental Life Insurance Company, in Los Angeles, and moved to San Francisco, in 1945 [1944], as assistant manager of the San Francisco branch office. I became branch manager of the company [in San Francisco] in 1947, remaining in that position until 1957, at which time I left to start my own insurance agency with Beneficial Standard Life Insurance Company. In 1958, I added mutual funds to our insurance business, and as our business grew, I became regional manager for Financial Industrial Fund of Denver, Colorado, and continued my insurance business as part of our estate planning service. In 1966, I changed our name to Estate Programs Associates, with our own dealership and an expanded insurance service. In recent months [1967], we have effected a merger with Equity Funding Corporation of America in which I am selling my business for stock in the corporation, and I will continue to run the business as division manager of the San Francisco office. At present [1967], I am a member of the San Mateo Stake High Council, in charge of the 458th Quorum of Seventies and the stake mission program. I also serve as Stake Educational Advisor and Coordinator of the San Mateo and San Francisco Stake seminaries. Previous to this, I taught seminary for 6 years in the San Mateo and Burlingame Wards. The Lord has given me many wonderful blessings: good health, a good wife and companion, four wonderful children (Wendell B., Jr., Andrew, and my daughters Suzanne and Diane), and we now have five lovely grandchildren [Jody, Jeffrey, Jonathan, and Jennifer Christenson, and John Tannyhill] and hope for many more. I was blessed with loving parents and brothers and sisters who have been a joy to know. All are faithful members of the Church, and all have accomplished wonderful things. The Gospel has been the center of our lives and has brought us peace and comfort through all our days. In times of trial, our burdens were made light, and through the Spirit, we have received guidance and help and answer to our prayers. I often think of how much we owe to our great-grandparents, who gave up all they had to join the Church and come to Zion. How wonderfully their decisions affected our lives and destinies and brought boundless blessings to us, their posterity!

Capsule Summary of the life of WBC, Sr. (as recorded in his own handwriting):
--Born: October 26, 1903, Fayette, [Sanpete], Utah. My mother, Sarah Jane Bartholomew was born in the same house, September 8, 1875.
--Parents: Andrew “B” and Sarah [Jane] Bartholomew Christenson.
--Baptized: June 21, 1912 in Provo, [Utah], Utah, by Willard F. Russell.
--Confirmed: The same day following the baptism, by Reed Beck.
--Education: BY High School [Provo, Utah], and Hinckley High School [Hinckley, Utah]; BYU [Provo, Utah], freshman year. University of Utah [Salt Lake City, Utah], sophomore year. [I] did not complete college.
--Priesthood Ordinations:
*Deacon: November 26, 1916, [Rexburg, Idaho], by L.T. Perry.
*Teacher: April 24, 1919, [Hinckley, Utah], by Nephi R. Stewart.
*Elder: May 3, 1925, Salt Lake City. [Salt Lake], Utah, by W. Keddington.
*High Priest: October 28, 1934, Santa Monica [Los Angeles, California], by Alonzo A. Hinckley.
--Marriage: June 26, 1929, to Ann [Francis] Howells, in the Salt Lake Temple, [by Joseph Fielding Smith.] Church Callings:
*Missionary: July 3, 1925 to January 31, 1928, German Austrian Mission.
*Bishop: October 28, 1934, Santa Monica Ward, [Santa Monica, California], set Apart by Alonzo A. Hinckley.
*Stake President: April 30, 1950, Palo Alto Stake [Palo Alto, California], set apart by Stephen L. Richards. [I had previously served in the Palo Alto Stake Presidency, first] as second counselor to President Claude B. Petersen, [and then] as first counselor to President Henry Jorgensen.

--Employment:
--Prior to 1923: [I was] raised on the farm and as a rancher until 1923.
--1924: Experience as a mine worker [Farmington Canyon, Utah].
--1928-1929: [Mining experience, working in California after mission to Germany.]
--1929-1930: [Odd jobs in Southern California: selling Christmas cards; real estate sales; fireman at Standard Oil Company, El Segundo plant.]
--1930-1942: Cooking utensil sales, Century Metal Craft Corporation. [Southern California Regional Sales Manager.]
--1942-1957: Occidental Life Insurance Company:
*1945 [1944]-1947: Assistant Manager, San Francisco Branch Office.
*1947-1957: Manager, San Francisco Branch Office
--1957-1968: [Self employed, with own agency, as life insurance broker/mutual fund distributor/estate planner; Vice President, Equity Funding Corporation of America.] More.

Coltrin, Rebecca

Coltrin, Rebecca

Rebecca Coltrin

Class of 1922. Rebecca Coltrin. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1922. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 316.

Crandall, Camille

Crandall, Camille

Camille Crandall

Class of 1922. Camille Crandall. She was the Senior Class Vice President. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1926. Camille Crandall. She received a BS Degree in Dramatic Arts in 1926. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 208.

Davis, Faun

Davis, Faun

Faun Davis

Class of 1922. Faun Davis. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Daybell, Inez

Daybell, Inez

Inez Daybell

Class of 1922. Inez Daybell. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Durrant, Clarence Henry

Durrant, Clarence Henry
Meridian, Idaho US

Clarence and Evelyn Durrant

Class of 1922. Clarence Durrant. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Clarence Henry Durrant was born December 23, 1904 in Ogden, Utah. His parents were John Henry Durrant and Ida Alice Peay. He married Evelyn Marguerite Hinckley on May 25, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on March 31, 1957 in Meridian, Idaho. Interment, Provo, Utah.

Ellertson, Lila

Ellertson, Lila

Lila Ellertson

Class of 1922. Lila Ellertson. She was the Secretary and Treasurer of the Senior Class. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Farrer, Edith

Farrer, Edith
Corona, California US

Edith and Livonia Fuller

Classes of 1920 and 1922. Edith Farrer. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1920. Source 1: 1920 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section, page 65-85. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1920. Edith Farrer [Fuller]. She received a High School Diploma in 1920. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 212. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1922. Edith Farrer [Fuller]. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1922. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 212. ~ ~ ~ ~ Edith Farrer was born November 24, 1901 in Provo, Utah. Her parents: Thomas John Farrer and Sara Ann Ekins Farrer. Edith Farrer married Livonia Wilkins Fuller on September 1, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on April 1, 1983 in Corona, Orange County, California. Her interment, Fair Haven Cemetery, Orange County, California.

Gardner, Violet Bernice (1922?)

Gardner, Violet Bernice (1922?)
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Bernice and Paul Nelson

BYH Class of 1922? Violet Bernice Gardner. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Violet Bernice G. Nelson, age 98, passed away Monday, June 24, 2002, peacefully at her home in Salt Lake. Born November 4, 1903, Payson, Utah to Charles Orrin and Laura May Oberhansley Gardner. Married Paul E. Nelson on November 10, 1928 Solemnized on November 5, 1941 in the Salt Lake Temple. He passed away November 27, 1954. She received a teaching certificate from Brigham Young Academy and taught in and was the Principal of a two-room school in Hayden, Utah. [Note: Brigham Young Academy ceased to exist in 1903, therefore she received her teaching certificate from Brigham Young High School.] She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a deep and abiding love for the gospel and for her family and friends. She and her late husband served a mission to the Ute Indian People. She taught us through her example about growing old with dignity and grace. Survived by children, Kent P. (Sara) Nelson, Diane Babcock, Richard O. (Joanne) Nelson; 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; sister, Fawn Leavitt; brother, Bert Gardner. Preceded in death by son-in-law Orel Babcock; brothers, Val and Ford Gardner; sisters, Melba Swain and Beryl Root. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 29, 2002, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment, Roosevelt City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Thursday, June 27, 2002]

Glazier, Lyle

Glazier, Lyle

Lyle Glazier

Class of 1922. Lyle Glazier. He received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1922. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 9, page 340.

Gubler, Laura
Orem, Utah US

Laura [and Leland] Hendrix

Class of 1922 ~ Honorary. Laura Gubler. She married Leland Hendrix on March 15, 1924 in Ely, Nevada. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived and farmed in Lund, Nevada, until 1958, when they moved to Utah, settling in Orem, Utah. They filled many Church callings. Together they served a short-term mission to the Southern States, and later were ordinance workers in the Provo Temple for 15 years. Together they had five children, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Leland Hendrix died on January 11, 1997. His interment, Lund Cemetery, Lund, Nevada. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ "I came to Provo and BY High in the fall of 1920. At that time, there was no high school in my home town of Lund, Nevada so my father sent us to various Utah schools. I was very proud to be a junior at this time. As I was finding my way around that first day, I met a friendly young man who asked my name, where I was from and what year l would be in school. I proudly told him I was a junior. That night he danced with me at the opening social, a one-time happening. Later, I learned the young man was Ernest L. Wilkinson; he was a college junior and editor of the school paper, years later becoming President of Brigham Young University. I realized my station as a high school junior one day when I heard the college boys, who ate their meals where I was boarding, talking about school. Archie West said, "I don't think the high school should have a Junior Prom, that should be an honor reserved for college students!" I kept quiet but had learned my lesser status as a high school junior. However, we high school students were free to enjoy all the wonderful school activities, ballgames, plays, programs, dances, even the great Junior Prom. In thinking of the Academy Building, I remember the huge stairway coming down the north side and how I ran down it each day as I came from my sewing class. One day, as I was half way down the stairs, the big 20-foot door on the west opened and in walked Leland Hendrix, from my home town. Being the only person around, I was able to show him to the office just left of the front door. Registration was simple in those days. Leland became a member of the Men's Glee Club, an elite singing group, and sat next to Richard Condie who later became director of the Tabernacle Choir. (A few years later, Leland and I were married.) One morning I was starting to run down that long stairway and found myself falling head first down a dozen or so steps. I had worn dress shoes with a little higher heel than my oxfords; one heel caught on the metal trim of the steps and I was thrown down with quite a force. I didn't stop to assess my injuries, but looked around to see if anyone had seen me fall. Luckily, there was no one in sight, so I gathered myself together, looked up and could see my shoe still hooked to the step at the top of the stairs. I went up the stairs and retrieved my shoe and made it safely back down the stairs, happy that no one had seen me fall; I soon forgot the bruises. I had such a wonderful winter that year at BY High. How I enjoyed the Friday night dances and, thanks to the half dozen college boys who ate their meals at my place of residence, Leland, and my brother Ernest, also at BY High, my dance program was always filled. What wonderful memories of BY High and Academy Square!" By Laura Gubler Hendrix (BYH Class of 1922~H), Orem [Provo Daily Herald Web Special, September 7, 2001.] ~ ~ ~ ~ She was a junior at Brigham Young High School in 1920-21. Then she attended Brigham Young College in Logan, Utah, where she graduated from high school in 1922. She also completed a year of college there in 1922-23. Next she enrolled at the University of Utah, where she started as a college sophomore. She graduated from the U of U with a two-year Associate Degree in Education. ~ ~ ~ ~ Leland Hendrix was born on August 15, 1897. He married Laura Gubler. He died on January 11, 1997. His interment, Lund Cemetery, Lund, Nevada. ~ ~ ~ ~ Laura Gubler was born on September 3, 1904. Her parents were Jacob John Gubler [Class of 1895 Commercial Graduate of the Brigham Young Academy high school] and Mary Agnes Horsley. She married Leland Hendrix. She is very much alive at 105 years old and still lives a very active life! She enjoys sending and receiving email. @September 2009 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Laura Gubler Hendrix. 1904 ~ 2013. Laura Gubler Hendrix, 108, our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother gratefully returned to her Heavenly Father on May 5, 2013. She lived a long event-filled life. Born on September 3, 1904, she saw everything from horse and buggy to supersonic jets. She is the fifth child of Agnes Horsley Gubler and Jacob J. Gubler. Her brothers were Ray, Ernest, Charles, Albert, and Ralph. They are all deceased except Ralph. Her sisters were Ina, Ruby, Mable, Olive, and Ivy. They are all deceased except Ivy. She married Leland Hendrix on March 15, 1924. He preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter Ludean (Phil) Carter of Lund, Nevada, her son Leland (Eve) Hendrix of Mapleton, Utah and her daughter Claire (David) Julian of Memphis, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her oldest daughter Vaiola, her daughter and son-in-law Elaine (Sam) Doxey, and four grandchildren. She is survived by nine grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 41 great great grandchildren. Laura and Leland spent the first 50-plus years in Lund, Nevada where they raised their family. In 1958 they sold their family farm and moved to Orem, Utah where they spent more than 50 years. They enjoyed making new friends, BYU plays and sports, and being close to the temple. Laura had a tremendous thirst for knowledge. She attended grade school and up to the eight grade in Lund. She then went to St. George for a year and then back to Lund. She was a member of the junior class at Brigham Young High School in 1920-1921. Over the next few years she attended Utah State University, the University of Utah, and BYU. She then began teaching back in Lund. When she was very young, she had a desire to play the piano. No teachers were available so using books her sister Ina had left at home she began teaching herself to play. She became proficient enough that she was able to teach all of her children and several of her grandchildren to play. When she was a young mother, living on a ranch 35 miles from the nearest town, she ordered a violin out of a catalog and taught herself to play that. She taught some of her children to play, and they in turn have taught their children and grandchildren. Because of Laura, many of her posterity are very competent musicians. In her later years when she was a worker in the Provo, Utah Temple she became aware of a need for more people who could help with the Spanish speaking patrons. Laura started studying Spanish on her own, and became proficient enough to help in the temple. Laura was actively involved in the LDS church throughout her life. She served in all of the Church organizations and was a ward president in the MIA for 6 years. She and her husband Leland served a mission in South Carolina from 1960-1961. She became involved in Genealogy and Family History and compiled a large book of her father's family history titled, "Two Gubler Families in America 1847-1972." She also spent several years as a worker in the Provo Temple. A funeral honoring Laura's life will be held in the Lund, Nevada LDS Chapel at 2 pm on Friday, May 10th. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Instead of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the LDS Church's Perpetual Education Fund. [Provo Daily Herald, May 8, 2013]

Gurney, Belva May

Gurney, Belva May
Lehi, Utah US

Belva and Val Johnson

Class of 1922? Belva May Gurney Johnson, 91, of Lehi, died October 21, 1996 at an American Fork care center of natural causes. She was born November 15, 1904 in Lehi, to William John and Martha Emma Bushman Gurney. She spent most of her life in Lehi, graduated from Brigham Young Academy in 1925, and became an elementary school teacher in Lehi. [Note: Brigham Young Academy ceased to exist in 1903, therefore she graduated either from BYH or BYU.] On December 21, 1927, she married Val E. Johnson in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He died April. 21, 1969. They were blessed with three sons and raised their family in Lehi. Belva spent her life in service to her family and others. She is a beloved treasure to all who know her. For many years she played the piano in Relief Society and was an active member of the Lehi 10th Ward (now Wines Park Ward). She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Survived by sons, Charles William (Eleanor) Johnson, Las Vegas, Nevada; Grant Hiram (Vicki) Johnson, Salt Lake City; Martin Val Johnson, Orem; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, Dean (Melba) Gurney and Delvora Pehrson, both of Vernon, Utah; Richard (Lisa) Gurney, Cedar Hills, Utah. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, in Lehi. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Friday, October 25, 1996]

Hansen, Devere

Hansen, Devere

Devere Hansen

Class of 1922. Devere Hansen. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Hansen, Zoe

Hansen, Zoe

Zoe Hansen

Class of 1922. Zoe Hansen. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1926. Zoe Hansen. She received an A.B. Degree in Dramatic Arts in 1926. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 480. ~ ~ ~ ~ [Is her married name Johnson, of Phoenix, Arizona? A BYU profile of Zoe Hansen Johnson was published in the BYU Today magazine in the June 1985 issue, pages 44-46.] ~ ~ ~ ~ [A profile of Zoe Hansen Johnson was published in "Who is Who in Arizona 1958" AZ920 W62 1958 136]

Harding, Afton

Harding, Afton

Afton Harding

Class of 1922. Afton Harding. Source: 1922 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

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