Class of 1927 H.S.



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411, Class of 1927

411, Class of 1927

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BYH Class of 1927:
Our chief source for the current list is the High School section of the BYU Banyan yearbook, 1927. However, it is obvious that the photos and names in this section include a mix of students in several BYH classes, ranging from 1925 to 1930. There is almost no evidence yet of any of them actually receiving their diplomas on graduation day, May 26, 1927 [date is derived from an article in the Richfield Reaper, May 26, 1927]. We continue to search for a list of graduating seniors in the Evening Herald of Provo, or some other newspaper or graduation program of 1927. If you can help, please email yhigh@ymail.com

Aagard, Joy [Cornelia Joy]

Aagard, Joy [Cornelia Joy]
Provo, Utah US

Joy and Newell Johnson

Class of 1926 & Class of 1927 Joy Aagard (female). Source: 1926 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1927. Joy Aagard. Joy is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Cornelia Joy Aagard Johnson, 86, passed away peacefully at her home in Provo, Wednesday, February 14, 1996. She was born in Fountain Green, Utah, June 17, 1909, daughter of Niels Peter Aagard and Rachel Collard Aagard. She attended schools in Fountain Green; and she graduated from Brigham Young High School in Provo in 1926; and she graduated from BYU in 1931. She married Newell A. Johnson, February 28, 1934 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She was devoted homemaker and a loving and giving person, and an avid gardener. Throughout her life she was active in both church and civic affairs, and was actively engaged as wife and partner with her husband in the sheep business for over 50 years. She is survived by her husband, Provo; three daughters: Mrs. Gloria Martineau (Reed),Salt Lake City; Mrs. Kaye Ivie (Devon), Idaho Falls, Idaho; Mrs. Kristine Lee (Ted), South Jordan; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, February 19, 1996 in Provo. Interment, Fountain Green City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Saturday, February 17, 1996.]~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: Newell Adorian Johnson, 99, passed away peacefully March 23, 2006, at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah. He was born July 8, 1906, in Fountain Green, Utah, to Franklin and Olena Johnson, the second of nine children. He attended school in Fountain Green; also attending Snow College in Ephraim for two years. He served as an LDS missionary in Australia from 1929-1931. On February 28, 1934, he married C. Joy Aagard in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They made their home in Provo, Utah, where they raised three daughters. His wisdom and business sense enabled him to build a successful sheep ranching operation, and he remained actively involved in many aspects of agriculture. He loved the outdoors and was a responsible steward over everything that was placed in his charge. He was well known for his intelligence, quick wit, generosity, and his extraordinary ability to make friends and influence people. Throughout his life, he held many leadership positions, serving on local, state, and national boards for the BLM, the Big Game Board, as President of the Timpanogos Canal Company, and President of the Utah Wool Growers Association. Recently, he was honored with the Woolgrowers' Career Service Award, as BYU's Basketball Fan of the Year, and was the Senior Attendee at the Old Sheepherder Gathering this year. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held numerous positions, serving as Bishop of the Provo Seventh Ward. He was preceded in death by his wife and all of his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his daughters: Mrs. Gloria (Reed) Martineau, of Salt Lake City; Mrs. Kaye (Devon) Ivie, of Provo; and Mrs. Kristine (Ted) Lee, of West Mountain; and their children and grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, in Provo. Interment, Fountain Green City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, March 26, 2006.]

Anderson, Wilbert C.

Anderson, Wilbert C.
Oak City, Utah US

Wilbert and Esther Anderson

Class of 1927. Wilbert Anderson. Wilbert is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Wilbert Anderson was born in Oak City, Millard County, Utah on July 28, 1907. His family lived in Milford, Utah. His parents were Jens C. Anderson and Caddie Anderson. Wilbert graduated from BY High School in the Class of 1927. On September 1, 1937, he married Esther Powell in Coalville, Utah. Esther was born November 4, 1914, in Coalville, Utah. Her family lived in Upton, Summit, Utah. The Wilbert and Esther Anderson family lived near Milford in Oak City, Utah. They had at least one son, Cleon Anderson, born about 1939. Esther P. Anderson died February 26, 1967 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wilbert C. Anderson died on December 10, 1982 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment for both, Upton Cemetery, Summit County, Utah. Nov. 4, 1914 Coalville Summit County Utah, USA Death: Feb. 26, 1967 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA

Ashworth, Elizabeth

Ashworth, Elizabeth
Pleasant Grove, Utah US

Elizabeth & Ward S. Clark

Class of 1927. Elizabeth Ashworth. Elizabeth is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Elizabeth Ashworth Clark was born on January 28, 1911. Her parents were W. Ray Ashworth and Eliza Mangum Ashworth. She was a graduate of Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1927. ~ ~ ~ ~ Engagement of former teacher - Vernal Express 1936-01-23 - Vernal Society Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ashworth of Provo announce the engagement of their daughter Miss Elizabeth Ashworth to Ward Sheffer Clark of New York City. The marriage will take place February 8 [1936] in New York City. Miss Ashworth is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is a member of the 0S Trovata and Phi Omicron sororities. For two years she was an instructor in the department of Domestic Science at the Uintah High School. Mr. Clark is also a graduate of Brigham Young University where he received a Masters Degree. Source ~ ~ ~ ~ Elizabeth Ashworth Clark died on October 22, 2003. Her interment, Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Utah. Also interred here: Ward Sheffer Clark (1910-1973) Ward was born on March 10, 1910 in Pleasant Grove, Utah, and he died on June 7, 1973. Source ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF MR. CLARK'S FATHER.

Boyle, Wilma S.

Boyle, Wilma S.
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Wilma & Bertell Bunker

Class of 1926 & Class of 1927. Wilma S. Boyle. Source 1: 1926 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. Source 2: Class of 1927. Wilma Boyle. Wilma is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Wilma S. Boyle is the daughter of BYH Principal William Henry Boyle, Jr. She married Mr. Bertell Bunker, and they resided in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Brimhall, Jennie (1927)

Jennie Brimhall

Class of 1927. Jennie Brimhall. Jennie is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Brimhall, Sina - 1927 & 1928

Brimhall, Sina - 1927 & 1928

Sina and Gordon M. Stevenson

Class of 1927 & Class of 1928. Sina Brimhall. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 24, 1928. She also performed on the piano during the ceremonies. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 23, 1928. ~ ~ ~ ~ Also Class of 1927. Sina Brimhall. Sina is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Photograph in newspaper ~ ~ ~ ~ Another photo ~ ~ ~ ~ Sina Brimhall's parents were Wells Lovett Brimhall and Fern Smoot Brimhall. Sina Brimhall, born on June 5, 1910 in Utah, was engaged to and married Gordon M. Stevenson, and the had at least one son, Gordon Stevenson, born in New York about 1940. In 1940 they were living in Manhattan, New York. Gordon McKay Stevenson was born on December 12, 1909 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died on March 16, 1963 in Summit, Union County, New Jersey. Sina predeceased her brother, Wells Smoot Brimhall, born July 19, 1914 in Provo, Utah, graduated from BY High School in the Class of 1932, and he died March 10, 2011. Sina and Wells have a brother, Victor Owen Brimhall, born December 26, 1921, who apparently did not attend BYH.

Broadhead, Merlin

Broadhead, Merlin
Star Route
Duchesne, Utah US

Merlin & Lorraine Broadhead

Class of 1927. Merlin Broadhead. Merlin is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Merlin Broadhead was born December 5, 1909, in Heber, Utah. His parents were Thomas Golden Broadhead and Barbara Ann McFee Broadhead. Merlin married elementary school teacher Lorraine Mary Sheranian on March 5, 1938 in Vernal, Utah. [Uintah Basin Record, March 11, 1938]. Merlin Broadhead died on June 20, 1987, and was buried as "Murland" Broadhead in Roosevelt Memorial Park, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF HIS BROTHER: Ray Deloy Broadhead, brother of Merlin Broadhead, passed away October 7, 1997 at age 78, in St. George, Utah following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born December 17, 1918 in Tabiona, Utah to Thomas Golden Broadhead and Barbara Ann McAffee Broadhead, married Lila W. Johnson, Salt Lake Temple, March 24, 1939, later divorced. Ray was raised on the family homestead in Duchesne County. He was a hard working cattle rancher, and a man of integrity, with a great love of the outdoors. He retired in Hurricane, later to Santa Clara. Survived by children: Barbara Ann (Richard) Ewell, Provo, Utah; Karen Tanner, Boise, Idaho; Floyd (Cheryl) Broadhead, Neola, Utah; Vicki Mae (Terry) Swope, Sandy, Utah; and Jan (James) Romney, Taylorsville, Utah; 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Delbert Broadhead, Tabiona, Utah. Preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter; brothers; Harold, Melvin and Merlin, sisters; Alta Mickelson, Chloe Humbach, Fern Crandall. Graveside services were held Saturday, Oct. 11, at Santa Clara City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Thursday, October 9, 1997]

Brown, Helen

Brown, Helen

Helen Brown

Class of 1926 & Class of 1927. Helen Brown. Source 1: 1926 BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. Source 2: Class of 1927. Helen Brown. Helen is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Burch, Fern

Burch, Fern
Midvale, Utah US

Fern and Blaine Van Wagoner

Class of 1927. Fern Burch. Fern is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Fern Burch Van Wagoner, 88, died November 2, 1997, of natural causes. She was born January 3, 1909 in Lake Shore, Utah, to Claudius Hilton and Annie Ferguson Burch. She attended Brigham Young High School, Brigham Young University and Utah State University graduating in 1932. She did graduate work at Utah State University and the University of Denver. Fern taught school in Alpine and Granite School districts for 26 years. She married Blaine Van Wagoner, June 23, 1941. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. She was an active member of the LDS Church for her entire life and served as ward Relief Society president and was serving as ward librarian at the time of her death. She loved to sew, garden, and do temple work. She is survived by her husband, Blaine; three children, Jon (Tina) Van Wagoner, David (Andrea) Van Wagoner, Carol (David) Kwant; 13 grandchildren; four sisters and three brothers, Leone Jense, Vivian Liljegren, Ruth Brooks, Stanley Burch, Sterling Burch, Barbara Douglass and James Douglas Burch. Funeral Services were held Saturday, November 8, 1997 in Midvale. Burial, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Wednesday, November 5, 1997.]

Burgener, Julia

Burgener, Julia
Kaysville, Utah US

Julia and Woodrow Terry

Class of 1927. Julia Burgener. Julia is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Julia Burgener Terry, age 91, passed away peacefully September 8, 2000, in Kaysville, Utah. Born November 8, 1908, in Midway, Utah to John Frederick and Marie Wuethrich Burgener. She married Woodrow G. Terry, Sr. May 1, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death January 22, 1984. Julia's parents were Swiss immigrants who homesteaded in the Uintah Basin where Julia was reared. She later worked at LDS Hospital, W. T. Grant Co. and David's Drapery, where she retired. She served faithfully in many callings in the LDS Church Canyon Rim 3rd Ward. She was very active with Singles Group, Book Club, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Julia loved gardening, quilting and working with her hands, touching the lives of all those who she loved. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Julia is survived by two daughters and one son, Julia (H. Gary) Pehrson, Kaysville, Utah; Elizabeth (Stephen L.) Rosevear, Bountiful, Utah; Woodrow G. Terry, Jr. (Cynthia), Sandy, Utah; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, Sept 12, 2000 at the Canyon Rim LDS Stake Center, (3051 S. 2900 E). Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Funeral Directors: The Holbrook Mortuary. [Deseret News, Sunday, September 10, 2000]

Bushnell, Wanda

Bushnell, Wanda
Bountiful, Utah

Wanda and Carl Pulsipher

Class of 1927? Wanda Bushnell Pulsipher, 93, died, Oct. 28th 2002 in Bountiful, Utah. She was born Feb. 22, 1909 in Meadow, Utah to John Delbert and Martha Hannah Lees Fisher Bushnell, she married Carl Andrew Pulsipher on Feb. 4, 1931. He died Dec. 17, 1983. Her children and their spouses are, Melva and Mark Bigler, So. Ogden; Marva (deceased) and Robert Chappell, Mesa, Az.; Carol and Galen Smith, Bountiful; Joyce and Larry Lowder, Anaheim, Ca.; and Dennis and Dixie Pulsipher, Farmington. She had 24 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She was a graduate of the Brigham Young Academy, and she taught school before marriage. She was active in the LDS Church. She held many positions of leadership, including Relief Society, and Primary on ward and stake levels. She served with her husband on three missions: building missions to Brazil and to England, a proselytizing mission to North Carolina, and also served a genealogy extraction mission. She designed and created family clothes. Her interests included crocheting, embroidering, crossword puzzles and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl, daughter, Marva; grandson, Kevin Bigler; and great- grandchild, Sienna Mathis. A funeral service was held Saturday, November 2, 2002, in Salt Lake City. [Deseret News, Thursday, October 31, 2002.]

Carroll, Charles

Charley Carroll

Class of 1927 & Class of 1928. Charles "Charley" Carroll. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 24, 1928. Source 1: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 23, 1928. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Class of 1927. Charley Carroll. Charley is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Dixon, Sarah Vera

Dixon, Sarah Vera
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Sarah and Clyde Summerhays

Class of 1927 & Class of 1929. Sarah Dixon. Source 1: 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section. She is shown as a cast member in the play, "Little Women" during the 1928-1929 school year, in the 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Sarah Dixon is pictures as member and Vice President of the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Sarah Vera Dixon Summerhays, 86, died December 24, 1997 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born March 23, 1911 in Provo, Utah to LeRoy Dixon and Electa LaPrele Smoot Dixon. Married Clyde Johnson Summerhays October 4, 1931 in the Salt Lake Temple. Sarah's life was a miracle to all who knew her. She survived polio at the age of two and conquered the subsequent challenges it caused throughout the rest of her life. These challenges molded her into a most compassionate and selfless woman. Sarah attended Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah where she was active in school government and drama. She also participated on the swim and debate teams, graduating in 1929. She attended Brigham Young University where she was voted most popular and most beautiful. She was sophomore class vice-president and continued her drama activities. Sarah was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many stake and ward callings. She also served on the Young Women's General Board from 1944 to 1948. She supported her husband in his many church callings which included four years as mission president in the Ireland Mission from 1970 to 1974. She also served as a hostess in the Salt Lake Temple Square Visitors Center. She also supported her husband in his responsibilities at Beneficial Life Insurance Company which included helping with their annual conventions. Sarah was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, and active in many other organizations, including the Alice Louise Reynolds club. Survived by children, Sarah (Sally) S. Anderson (Raymond); Diana S. Graham (Daniel); Michael D. Summerhays (Janice); Sandra S. Pitcher (Frank); 28 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Maurine D. Childs, Springville, and Gladys Nelson, Mesa, Arizona. Preceded in death by husband, and son, Clyde Dixon Summerhays. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 30, 1997, in Salt Lake City. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery. Because of her great love for children, contributions may be made to the Primary Children's Medical Center. [Published in the Deseret News, Sunday, December 28, 1997.]

Duke, Violet

Duke, Violet

Violet Duke

Class of 1927. Violet Duke. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1927. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 192.

Dunkley, Mary

Mary Dunkley

Class of 1927 & Class of 1928. Mary Dunkley. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 24, 1928. Source 1: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 23, 1928. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Class of 1927. Mary Dunkley. Mary is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Durrant, Inez

Durrant, Inez
Roosevelt, Utah US

Inez and Lucius Swasey

Class of 1927. Inez Durrant. Inez is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Inez Durrant Swasey died July 29, 1995 at Hazen Nursing Home in Salt Lake City. She was born March 7, 1909 to John Henry Durrant and Ida Alice Peay Durrant in Provo, Utah. She married Lucius R. Swasey on July 29, 1931 in the Logan LDS Temple. She attended Provo City schools, BYU Training School, and two years at BYU where she received a teaching certificate. She taught school in Boneta, Utah for two yeas. She was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many church positions including, Relief Society, Stake Primary president, as well as teacher in many church organizations. She kept a beautiful yard and always had a vegetable garden which she generously shared with family and friends. She was extremely talented in quilting, crocheting, knitting, and sewing. She is survived by six children: four daughters and two sons, Ardell (Dean) Gillespie, North Salt Lake; George L. (Jeanette) Swasey, Duchesne; Amanda (Ronald) Prows, Grantsville; Donna (Steve) Thompson, Altamont, and formerly Dutch John; Maxine (Richard) Jensen, Provo; John A. (Barbara) Swasey, Duchesne; one sister, Lois Bartholomew, Franklin, Idaho; 45 grandchildren; and 65 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, three grandsons, two brothers and six sisters. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 3, 1995 at the Bridgeland Ward, Roosevelt. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Tuesday, August 1, 1995.]

Everson, Myrtle

Myrtle Everson

Class of 1927. Myrtle Everson. Myrtle is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Gonder, Wayne

Gonder, Wayne
of Garrison, Utah

Wayne and Mollie Gonder

Class of 1927? Wayne D. Gonder, age 87, died January 27, 1997 at Delta. Born December 29, 1909, Baker, Nevada to George William and Louise Elizabeth Baker Gonder. Married Mollie Marie Conk, June 15, 1931, Fillmore. Later solemnized St George LDS Temple. Completed nine years elementary education in Garrison; two years at Brigham Young Academy in Provo. Life-long Garrison cattle rancher, switched from sheep in 1941. Served District Advisory Board for BLM over 25 years, State Brand Inspector over 40 years. One of original group responsible for organizing Mt. Wheeler Power; served as president of board for 16 years. Utah representative on National Rural Electric Association Board for six years. He was White Pine County Farm Bureau president for six years; delegate to State Conventions numerous times. Survived by wife, Delta; sons: Emerson (Daisy) Gonder, Baker, Nevada; Owen (Pat) Gonder, Garrison; daughters: Lila (Dorian) Faber, Salt Lake City; Frona Huntington, Battle Mountain, Nevada; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by one sister and one brother. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 1, 1997, Garrison, Utah. Interment, Garrison Cemetery. [Deseret News, Wednesday, January 29, 1997]

Hain, Allie

Allie Hain

Class of 1927. Allie Hain. She is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Hansen, Caroline

Caroline Hansen

Class of 1927. Caroline Hansen. Caroline is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Hanson, Elda

Hanson, Elda

Elda Hanson

Class of 1927. Elda Hanson. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1927. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 10, page 374.

Harris, Dennison (1927)

Dennison Harris

Class of 1927. Dennison Harris. Dennison is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.

Hartley, Mary Elizabeth

Hartley, Mary Elizabeth
Provo, Utah US

Mary & 3 Perry-Huff-Swapp

Classes of 1916 and 1927. Class of 1916. Mary E. Hartley [Huff]. She received a BYH Normal Certificate in 1916. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 92. ~ ~ ~ ~ Class of 1927. Mary E. Hartley [Huff]. She received a BYH Normal Diploma in 1927. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 92. ~ ~ ~ ~ Collegiate Grad of BYU, Class of 1934. Mary E. Hartley [Huff]. She received a BS Degree in English in 1934. Source: Annual Record, B.Y. University, Book 7, page 92. ~ ~ ~ ~ Mary Elizabeth Hartley. According to her personal history, she attended BYU High School for four years, graduating in 1916 from the Normal program [teacher preparation]. Mary Hartley appears in a group photo of the BYH Class of 1915 in the 1914 BYU Banyan yearbook, high school section, when she might have been a high school junior. ~ ~ ~ ~ Other siblings: Elma Hartley received a diploma as a stenographer from BYU High School circa 1922. Elton Hartley attended BYU High 1924-1925. Ivy Hartley attended BYU High circa 1928. ~ ~ ~ ~ Mary Elizabeth Hartley was born on January 5, 1896 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Andrew Hartley and Hannah Wadsworth. She married three times: First, to Ivan "A" Perry [1896-1926] on October 3, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Second, to Milton Erastus Huff [1895-1930] on September 11, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Third, to Joseph Henry Swapp [1884-1970] on December 29, 1937 in Nephi, Utah. She died on January 24, 1991 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo, Utah.

Hettig, Tubou [David Martin]

Hettig, Tubou [David Martin]
San Francisco, California US

Tubou and Florence Hettig

Class of 1927 & Class of 1928. Tubou Hettig. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 24, 1928. Source 1: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 23, 1928. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Class of 1927. Toubou (sic) Hettig. He is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section.~ ~ ~ ~ Information about Eduard Becker and August Hettig from Samoa. The first Hettig in Tonga appears to be William Joseph Diedrich Hettig from Altona in Germany. He was aged 42 in May 1916, therefore born about 1874. He came to Tonga in January of 1891. His son, August St. John Hettig, was born in Nuku'alofa on June 24, 1896. His daughter, Catherine Hettig, was born in Nuku'alofa on July 18, 1897. Son, Hanslar? Diedrich Hettig, was born in Nuku'alofa on September 12, 1903. Daughter, Elizabeth Ella Hettig, was born in Nuku'alofa on June 6, 1905. Another son, Tubou Martin Hettig, was born in Nuku'alofa on September 20, 1908. They were all living in Kapeta, Tongatapu in May 1916, along with Maile Seini Hettig, aged 22, who married Houma Tongatapu on August 8, 1894. She appears to be William Hettig's 2nd wife. She might be the mother of Tubou Martin Hettig but not of the others. [Source: Christine Liava'a, October 9, 2006, RootsWeb] ~ ~ ~ ~ HETTIG FAMILY HISTORY: Tubou Hettig was born in September 20, 1908 in Tonga. He came to the U.S. in 1925, and some researchers in Salt Lake City believe that he was the first Tongan to come to the U.S. He seems to have been given both Martin and David as middle names, but throughout most of his life he went by the name "T. David Hettig." He graduated from Brigham Young University High School in 1928. He married Florence Speckart, a graduate of Provo High, and the daughter of Frank and Harriet Speckart. They were married on January 1, 1933. They both graduated from BYU, where Tubou served as editor of the university newspaper. He went on to earn a Master's degree in Philosophy at the University of Minnesota. He worked as City Editor of the Logan, Utah newspaper, where their first daughter, Melba Lee Hettig, was born in 1933. He later worked for the State of Utah in Salt Lake as a statistician, where two sons, first David, and then Richard, were born. In 1948, the Hettig family moved to Denver, Colorado, and Tubou Hettig went to work for the newly created U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare (HEW). In 1954 he transferred to the San Francisco, California office of HEW, where he worked until his untimely and unexpected death from a heart attack on March 27, 1957. His son, David Hettig, now lives in Menlo Park, California, where he has lived and practiced law in the Palo Alto-Menlo Park area for more than 30 years. The youngest son, Richard Hettig, lives in Australia and has since the 1970's. The eldest daughter, Melba Lee, passed away suddenly in 1978, leaving three children. Their mother, Florence Speckart Hettig, passed away in San Francisco in 2003, at the age of 92. Source: David W. Hettig, Lakin Spears, LLP, 2400 Geng Road, Suite 110, Palo Alto, CA 94303 - 650-289-6417. @January 2008 ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS WIFE'S OBITUARY: HETTIG, Florence S. - Passed away on June 27, 2003. Born Emma Florence Speckart in Provo, Utah on April 6, 1911. Graduated from BYU in 1933. Married T. David Hettig on New Year's Day 1933, who predeceased her in 1957. Daughter, Melba Lee Hewitt predeceased Florence in 1978. Survived by sons, David William of Menlo Park and fiancee Ma Nan, and Richard Diedrich of Sydney, Australia, and life partner, Pauline Clark. Lee is survived by daughter, Carolyn, of Olympia, Washington, and her children, Ryan, Tina and Aria; son, Christopher and wife Rachelle; and son, Gerald and wife, Charlotte with children David, Timothy, Ryan, and Benjamin. Florence's youngest sister, Mary Jo Shipman now lives in Florida. Florence's working career commenced when she was widowed, beginning & ending at SF State in the health center and student counseling service. A lifelong volunteer, she was dedicated to serving the Kaiser cardiac center, SF Opera, SF Symphony, and CLIR. Gardening rounded out a very full life. A Memorial Service of Remembrance and celebration will be held Thursday June 10 at 3 PM in the auditorium at the Sequoias, 1400 Geary Blvd. SF. Donations may be made to SF Opera, SF Symphony or SF Kaiser Permanente Coronary Care Center. [SF Gate, Sunday, July 6, 2003] ~ ~ ~ ~ OBITUARY OF A SON: David William Hettig, a leading estate planning attorney, outdoor adventurer, pilot, human rights advocate and a driving force in the establishment of the East Palo Alto YMCA, passed away suddenly on June 29, 2012 while working out at the Page Mill YMCA, leaving family and friends with a profound sense shock and loss. He had just turned 70. David was fiercely independent, yet was thought of by all whom he touched as their best friend, compassionate confidant and supporter. He was happiest flying in his plane, tumbling from a raft into a muddy river, sharing in scotch tastings with the guys, or helping family and friends through difficult times through the generous giving heart which he shared openly. Professionally, David was an expert in trusts, estates, and charitable gift planning who served leading members of the Silicon Valley community among his clients. He began practicing in 1977 and operated his own firm in Palo Alto and Menlo Park for decades before joining Lakin Spears as a partner in 2007. In his community, David spearheaded the fundraising effort for the successful establishment of a new YMCA in East Palo Alto. He served on the YMCA of the Mid-Peninsula Board and was the 1998 recipient of the YMCA Distinguished Service Award. He also worked with the late-Ginetta Sagan, founder of Amnesty International West Coast, to establish the Aurora Foundation for human rights. In addition to serving as a co-founder, board member and secretary of the Aurora Foundation, he carried out international missions including secreting funds into Poland to support the families of political prisoners. He was among the distinguished guests invited to the Clinton White House to see Ms. Sagan receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996. Born in Utah, David spent the early part of his life in Colorado where he learned to love the mountains, rivers and the outdoors. He was an avid hiker who trekked through the Himalayas in Nepal. He white-water rafted rivers of the American west, including the Colorado in the Grand Canyon and the Tatshenshini in Alaska. He was among the first to descend the upper reaches of Mekong and Salween rivers in China and Tibet, enhancing his growing interest in Tibetan culture. Inspired by his uncle who was a pilot in World War II, David learned to fly and found every excuse to be in the air. A nice summer afternoon led to a sunset tour of the San Francisco Bay. A desire to see migrating birds occasioned a quick flight to the Sacramento River delta. He flew to the Grand Canyon, the Telluride Mountain Film Festival, Death Valley and made the Ashland Shakespeare Festival a regular trip. A graduate of Stanford University in 1965, David remained an active member of the Stanford Alumni Association. He was an attorney advisor for Stanfordís Office of Planned Giving and Lucile Packard Childrenís Hospital. He earned an M.A. in History at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1966 and pursued a Ph.D. in History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before deciding to attend law school at the University of San Francisco where he graduated in 1976. He is survived by his wife, Nan Hettig of Menlo Park; his brother, Richard Hettig of Melbourne, Australia; niece, Carolyn Hewitt of Olympia, Washington; nephew, Gerald Hewitt of Berkeley; and cousins, Bill Speckart of Walnut Creek and George Speckart of Irving, Texas. He was predeceased by his parents, T. David Hettig and Florence Hettig; his sister, Lee Hewitt, and nephew, Christopher Hewitt. A celebration of David's life will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Rd. in Palo Alto. Please join us to remember the man and the great times we all shared with him. [Source]

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