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411, Class of 1929

411, Class of 1929

Class of 1929 411

B.Y.U. High School to
Hold Exercises Thursday


PROVO, May 29 - Commencement exercises of the Brigham Young university high school will be held in College hall Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.

Gerrit DeJong, dean of the school of fine arts, will deliver the address to the graduates and the diplomas will be presented by President F. S. Harris. ~~Salt Lake Telegram, May 29, 1929

Batchelor, Joie

Batchelor, Joie
Provo, Utah US

Joie Batchelor

Class of 1929? Joie Batchelor. HER OBITUARY: Joie Batchelor, 93, of Provo, Utah, died Thursday, May 5, 2005. She was born August 9, 1911 in Nephi, Utah, the daughter of Roy Lunt and Annie Jacobsen Batchelor. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Joie graduated from Brigham Young High School, Provo, Utah, and Brigham Young University. She was an accomplished cellist and was in the BYU Symphony Orchestra. Joie shared her musical talents with the community for many years. She is survived by her two nephews, Donald (Kay) Cowan, Orem, Utah and David (Susanna) Cowan, Wellington, Florida and nieces, Marilyn (Lloyd) Bullock, New Castle, Colorado and Barbara Kelley, Orem. She is also survived by her special friend and foster daughter, Doris (Jim) Platt, Salt Lake City, Utah and special grandchildren, Andrea, Cameron, Kirsten, and Nicole and their children. She also leaves behind many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, father and two sisters, Leila Cowan and Verda Thomas. Funeral services were held Monday, May 9, 2005, in Orem, Utah. Interment, Spanish Fork City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Saturday, May 7, 2005.]

Beardall, Anna

Beardall, Anna
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Anna and Maiben Christensen

Class of 1929? Anna Beardall. Anna 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. ~ ~ ~ ~ Anna Beardall was born in February of 1911 in Springville, Utah, the daughter and second child of George L. Beardall and Emma E. Childs Beardall. She lived as a child in Arizona and Bingham Canyon, Utah, where her father worked. After returning to Springville, her parents owned and operated a grocery store, and she attended BYH, and later BYU, majoring in education and home economics. After graduating from BYU, she did graduate work at the University of Chicago. She taught home economics at Moroni High School, Richfield High School, and Springville High School, all in Utah, until her marriage. She married Maiben Lee Christensen in 1950, and they had one son, Warren M. Christensen, the following year. Her husband worked for Western Electric, AT&T, and later for Mountain Bell in Chicago, Salt Lake City, and Provo, respectively. Anna became a widow in 2000 upon the death of her husband, and she died in 2005 in Salt Lake City at the age of 94. Anna's brother, Warren L. Beardall, was a member of the BYH Class of 1924. ~ ~ ~ ~ NOTE: Anna introduced her brother, Warren Beardall, to Hannah Naomi (Naomi) Smith, who would later become his wife, at a dance of her BYU social unit in March 1931; she was an officer of that social unit. I think she graduated from BYH in 1929 or 1930 when she was 18 or 19 at the latest. She was just a year younger than Hannah Naomi Smith Beardall, [Mrs. Warren Beardall] who graduated from Provo High School in 1928. ~ ~ from John S. Beardall, son of Warren and Hannah Beardall. @2007 ~ ~ ~ ~ ANNA'S OBITUARY: Anna Beardall Christensen died peacefully Thursday November 3, 2005 at the age of 94. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and aunt. Anna was born to George Lavell Beardall and Emma Childs Beardall, February 20, 1911 in Springville, Utah. During her early childhood the family lived in Bingham while her father worked at the copper mine. She attended schools in Springville and lived most of her life there. Anna graduated from BYU with a degree in education and home economics. As a young woman she enjoyed teaching sewing at Moroni High School, Richfield High School, and finally Springville High School. She married the love of her life, Maiben Lee Christensen, December 15, 1950. Anna was a lifelong active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held many church callings, and loved teaching. Anna especially loved being a stake missionary and working in the Provo Temple with her husband, Maiben. As their health began to fail, it became necessary to move to South Salt Lake and be near their son, Warren Christensen. They worried about moving after a lifetime in Springville. But the Lincoln Heights Ward welcomed them with acceptance and service. The ward took them in as a "hen gathereth her chickens under her wing." She is survived by her son, Warren (Kathryn) Christensen; grandson, Peter Christensen; a niece, Bonnie Decker; and a nephew, John Beardall. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Maiben L. Christensen; and brother, Warren Beardall. Services were held Tuesday November 8, 2005 at Wheeler Mortuary in Springville. Interment, Springville Evergreen Cemetery. [Deseret News, Sunday, November 6, 2005.] ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND'S OBITUARY: Maiben Lee Christensen, age 88, died peacefully at his home in South Salt Lake Sunday December 31, 2000. He was the sixth of eight children born to Peter Angelo and Maren Regina Fechser Christensen. He married Anna Beardall on December 15, 1950, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Maiben was orphaned at a young age and cared for by his Uncle and Aunt James and Emilia Fechser in Moroni, Utah. Maiben was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Theodore (Reba), Kenneth (Elaine), Earl (Jane), Ralph (Marie) Christensen; and sisters, Bernice (Denton) Abernathy, Irene (M.H.) Boggs. He is survived by his wife, Anna; son, Warren (Kathy) Christensen; one grandson, Peter Christensen; and brother, Evan (Pearl) Christensen. Maiben was a lifelong active member of the LDS Church. He served a mission in Canada, and in various ward and stake positions. He most recently worked as an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple, until his health began to fail. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and served four years in the Signal Corps, South Pacific. Maiben was a longtime resident of Springville, Utah. He moved to South Salt Lake several years ago to be nearer his son. He retired from Mountain Bell, where he worked in the Provo office. Maiben loved serving his wife, family, and church and will be missed. Services were held on Thursday, January 3, 2001, in the Wheeler Mortuary chapel, Springville. Interment, Springville Evergreen Cemetery. [Deseret News, Monday, January 1, 2001.]

Buckley, Clarence

Clarence Buckley

Class of 1929. Clarence Buckley. Source: 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section.

Candland, Louise

Candland, Louise
Blossom Valley, California US

Louise Candland

Class of 1929. Louise Candland. Source: 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. Also shown as a member of the BYH Debate Team for 1928-1929, in the 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Arthur Charles Candland and Lydia Hasler, married October 13, 1897, in Manti, Utah. They had nine children, including the following seven: Helen Candland, born September 18, 1901 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah [BYH Class of 1920]; Harold Arthur Candland, born March 16, 1903 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah [BYH Class of 1923]; Don Charles Candland, born February 4, 1909 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah [BYH Class of 1928]; Louise Candland, born December 12, 1910 in Provo, Utah [BYH Class of 1929]; Arthur Ben Candland, born January 7, 1915 in Provo, Utah [BYH Class of 1933]; Ruth Hanna Candland born October 13, 1917 [or 1916] [BYH Class of 1935]; and Barbara Hope Candland, born October 4 [or 14], 1918 [BYH Class of 1937]. ~ ~ ~ ~ Louise Candland was born December 12, 1910 in Provo, Utah. She died on October 29, 2000, in Blossom Valley, Santa Clara County, California.

Colton, Ruth

Colton, Ruth

Ruth Colton

Class of 1929? Ruth Colton was born May 17, 1911. Her parents: Byron Owen Colton [BYH Class of 1900] and Helen Merkley Colton. Byron and Helen Colton had nine children, seven of whom attended BY High School. They were: Ruth Colton [BYH Class of 1929?]; Lula Colton Dudley [BYH Class of 1931?](married ____ Dudley); Merrill Byron Colton [BYH Class of 1934?] (married Edith Emily Hancock); Margaret Colton Wyler (married ____ Wyler); Gordon LeRoy Colton; Elmo S. Colton [BYH Class of 1940?]; Miles Merkley Colton [BYH Class of 1942?]; Sarah Colton Neilsen [BYH Class of 1944?] (married Calvin Emil Neilsen); and Grace Eleanor Colton [BYH Class of 1946?] (married ___ Berrett).

Cowley, William (1929)

William Cowley

Class of 1929. William Cowley. Source: 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section. He 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.

Decker, Helen

Helen Decker

Class of 1929. Helen Decker. Source: 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section. Shown as a member of the BYH Debate Team for 1928-1929, in the 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section.

Dellingham, Mabel

Mabel Dellingham

Class of 1929. Mabel Dellingham. Source: 1929 BYU Banyan, High School 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.]

Draper, Howard

Howard Draper

Class of 1929. Howard Draper. Source: 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section. He is also shown as a cast member in the play, "Little Women" during the 1928-1929 school year, in the 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section.

Ellsworth, Russell

Russell Ellsworth

Class of 1929. Russell Ellsworth. Source: 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section.

Forsyth, Louise

Louise Forsyth

Class of 1929. Louise Forsyth. Source: 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section.

Forsyth, Saxon

Saxon Forsyth

Class of 1929. Saxon Forsyth. Source: 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section.

Frost, Margaret

Frost, Margaret
Sandy, Utah

Margaret and Lorin Hiatt

Class of 1929? Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Margaret Frost Hiatt, passed away April 11, 1997 surrounded by her family at the LDS Hospital after an extended illness. Born June 21, 1911, in Spanish Fork, Utah, to William B. Frost and Mary C. Larsen. Married Lorin D. Hiatt January 25, 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple. Margaret served a mission for the LDS Church to the Central States, Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from Brigham Young Academy in education and received her BS degree from the University of Utah. She taught kindergarten at Webster Elementary School in the Granite School District. She received "Outstanding Elementary Teacher of America" award in 1975. She was active in the Church and served in various callings including Primary President and Scout leader in the Highland Park Ward. She was also a teacher in many of the Church auxiliaries since moving to Sandy. She enjoyed camping and outdoor activities with her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend, and will be greatly missed by all. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Lorin D. Hiatt, and children Dennis (Claudia), Sandy; Keith (Nikki), West Valley City; Larry, Sandy; and Randy (Kay), Riverton; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Burl (Don) Provstgaard, Payson; sister, Ester Cox, Spanish Fork; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lenora (Clyde) Schoenfeld, Kearns; Ilene (Bill) Jenkins, Sandy; Gordon Hiatt, San Antonio, TX; Ray Hiatt (Jerry), Pleasant Grove; J. Dean Hiatt, Springville; Deon (Edwin) Taylor, Magna; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, April 15, 1997, in Sandy, Utah. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens. [Deseret News, Saturday, April 12, 1997]

Fujiwara, Takeo

Fujiwara, Takeo
Hakkaido, Japan JP

Takeo Fujiwara

Class of 1929. Takeo Fujiwara. Mr Fujiwara joined the LDS Church at Sapporo, Japan, on May 10, 1924. He was baptized by Brother Vinal Mauss of Murray, Utah, and was confirmed as a Latter-day Saints by Brother W. Lamont Glover of Brigham City, Utah. In 1925 he graduated from the Sapporo First Middle School (a high school grade in the US) and was engaged at the Prosecutors' Office of the Sapporo Provincial Court of Justice for ten months; then, in 1926, he was unusually appointed to the governmental post, a court clerk and court reporter, at the Kushiro Provincial and District Courts of Justice. He was engaged there for a year and a half, and during which time he was promoted to three higher degrees in the Han'nin Rank, the Japanese lowest governmental rank. This is an unusual promotion, because it usually takes at least three years to attain that promotion. In 1926, when President Franklin S. Harris of BYU visited Japan, Mr. Fujiwara met him in Sapporo. Through his encouragement, in November 1927 Mr. Fujiwara came to America to study at the Brigham Young University. He first graduated from B. Y. U. High School in 1929, and then graduated as the first Japanese graduate from the University, with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in June 1933. Mr. Fujiwara became well known around Utah and Idaho as a Japanese lecturer and entertainer, and gave many lectures and entertainments at high schools and various places in both states. He was the first and most prominent Japanese Latter-day Saint to go through the Salt Lake Temple. He taught Judo or Jujitsu, a Japanese art of weaponless defense at BYU. (The Improvement Era, September 1933.) ~ ~ ~ ~ Takeo Fujiwara, BYH Class of 1929 ~ ~ ~ ~ What happens to two dozen faithful church members who are almost totally isolated from their church for over twenty years? One of the best case studies of this phenomenon in recent years is the withdrawal of the missionaries, and essentially the Church, from Japan in 1924. From 1901 to 1924 the early missionaries in Japan experienced struggles, challenges, and some tremendous accomplishments. However, the Church's decision to withdraw all missionaries from Japan left the members in Japan almost entirely on their own from 1924 until 1945.
The Nara Era: 1924 to 1933 Into this vacuum came Brother Fujiya Nara of Tokyo to give some organization to the Saints. As a young teenager in Sapporo, had been baptized when he was seventeen, and had been ordained an elder at age twenty-four, in January of 1923. He had been mission secretary under presidents Stimpson and Ivie. Near the end of 1933 Elder Nara was transferred to Manchuria with his railroad job. Later records tell us that little if anything was going on in the Church by 1933. What happened to the Church and Elder Nara from 1929 to 1933 is one of the mysteries of the history of the Church in Japan.
The Fujiwara Era: 1934 to 1936 Nara was replaced by Japan’s second Presiding Elder, Takeo Fujiwara, the student who had gone to BYU in 1927. If the last years of Nara were the most vague, the first years of Fujiwara were the most clear—we have almost a daily account of his activities. If Nara had run the Church on his own and received his appointment almost as a surprise or afterthought, sustained and set apart by mail (if that’s possible), with a load of somewhat foreign instructions thrust upon him, Fujiwara received the actual “laying on of hands” by the First Presidency, had lived and been trained in the heart of the Church, and had received explicit instructions which he fully understood. Perhaps this different background accounts for the different manner of and results achieved by the two men. Takeo Fujiwara was born in Hokkaido in 1905 and was baptized on May 10, 1924, just before the mission closed. He lived in America from 1927 until he received his master’s degree from BYU in 1934. (He supported himself by explaining Japan through song, dance, dress, and martial arts to paying audiences.) As he spoke fluent English and was an unwavering Church member, he must have seemed to the brethren to be a logical replacement for Nara. On July 7, 1934, President Grant released Nara and set Fujiwara apart as Presiding Elder and a special missionary (an added responsibility Nara had not had). The Church would send him $35.00 a month so that he could afford to travel and communicate with the other Saints. On 27 September 1934, he reached Yokohama after spending a few weeks in Hawaii and having written to Alma O. Taylor about the total lack of missionary work among the Japanese in Hawaii. Fujiwara did everything humanly possible to restore the faith and activity of the members. He experienced both failure and success—ex-members hiding from him and his vigorous restoration activity campaign as well as a new mission magazine and the first priesthood ordinances in the ten years since the closing. During this time Elder Yoshijiro Watanabe (formerly of the Osaka MIA Presidency, but now moved to Tokyo) and his daughter Tazuko were Elder Fujiwara’s constant companions and greatest supporters. In March of 1936 Fujiwara was confined to his bed for two weeks, seriously ill, until he was nursed back to health by Sister Watanabe’s constant care. In the summer he became ill again and finally returned to his home in Hakkaido for a complete rest and recovery in August. For this reason the September Hattatsu was never published. From his home in September, and then from a hospital in November, he dictated letters to Alma O.Taylor apologizing for not doing more work. Finally, in February 1936, Taylor received a letter from Fujiwara’s father stating: With words of regret upon his lips that he had done so little for the church, uttering words of deep gratitude to all who had helped him . . . he went to what he calls heaven. Not knowing much about his religion, it is all very strange to me. Fujiwara died of pleurisy, and possibly tuberculosis, on 27 January 1936. [BYU Studies, 1975: Members without a Church: Japanese Mormons in Japan from 1924 to 1948, by J. Christopher Conkling.]

Haddock, Ray

Ray Haddock

Class of 1929. Ray Haddock. Source: 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section.

Hartley, Ivy

Hartley, Ivy
Murray, Utah US

Ivy and Cecil Brimhall

Class of 1929? Ivy Hartley. According to family history, she attended BYU High School circa 1928-29. Do not know if she graduated from BYH. [See also Mary Elizabeth Hartley.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Ivy Hartley was born on July 4, 1909 in Provo, Utah. Her parents were Andrew Hartley and Hannah Wadsworth. She married Cecil Smith Brimhall on July 17, 1929 in Manti, Utah. She died on June 14, 1968 in Murray, Utah. Interment, Provo, Utah.

Heaton, Kezia

Kezia Heaton

Class of 1929. Kezia Heaton (female). Source: 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section.

Hiller, Rudolph William

Hiller, Rudolph William
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Rudy and Lucile Hiller

Class of 1929? Rudy Hiller. HIS OBITUARY: Rudolph William Hiller, 87, of Salt Lake City, Utah, returned to his Heavenly Father and many loved ones on February 10, 1997. Rudy was born October 2, 1909 in Leipzig, Germany, the son of Wilhelm Eduard Richard Hiller and Bertha Auguste Boehme. Rudy and his beautiful wife and sweetheart, Lucile Duke were married January 1, 1935. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. They recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved the gospel and had great faith, even "Faith in every Footstep". He served as a Seventy, High Priest, Ward Clerk for many years and Home Teacher. He graduated from BY High School and attended Brigham Young University. He learned his trade from his father, who was an old world craftsman/bookbinder. He carried on this tradition throughout his career as an old world craftsman himself. He was an artist that enjoyed using his hands restoring old books and family Bibles. He also loved creating new designs such as the hand made leather containers for a series of Arnold Friberg Prints and the specialty items he did for the First Presidency of the Church. He loved his wife, family, schnauzers, German automobiles, airplanes and motorcycles. His sense of humor was always intact - even when he wasn't feeling well. He lived his life with integrity in business as well as at home - he will be missed by all who knew and loved him - and Dad, you are loved! Rudy is survived by his wife, Lucile D. Hiller and children: Kenneth R. Hiller and wife Louise, Orem, Utah; Linda L. Hiller Deakins and husband Darwin, Salt Lake; Jeannette Hiller Thompson and husband Larry Barrigada Heights, Guam; Christine Hiller Van Wagoner and husband Michael, Salt Lake City; David K. Hiller, Salt Lake; 28 grandchildren, 28 great- grandchildren. Preceded in death by his son, William Dee Hiller, brother Walter William Hiller and his parents. Services were held Friday, February 14, 1997 at the Imperial 2nd Ward chapel in Salt Lake City. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, Salt Lake City. The family suggested donations to the Primary Children's Medical Center. [Deseret News, Wednesday, February 12, 1997.]

Holt, Paul Matthew

Holt, Paul Matthew
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Paul and Carol Holt

Class of 1929? Paul Holt. Thursday, December 16, 1999. Served as student manager of the 1926 BYH Wild Cat basketball team. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Paul Matthew Holt, age 89, died peacefully Tuesday, December 14, 1999, surrounded by his three loving children. Paul was born February 6, 1910 in Provo, Utah to Edward H. Holt and Lucinda Holdaway Holt. He was raised in Provo and educated at BY Academy. [Note: BYA ceased to exist in 1903; he was educated at BY High.] He then attended BYU and graduated in accounting. He was active in sports and played tennis for BYU. He met his sweetheart, Carol Reid, at the "Y". They married in the Manti LDS Temple on Valentine's Day 1932. Carol preceded him in death in 1998, after 66 years of marriage. Paul spent his entire professional life working for the Utah State Tax Commission. His service extended to 43 years and he was chief auditor upon his retirement. Paul was active in Salt Lake tennis circles. The Brothers Tournament, consisting of five sets of brothers, was held for many years at his summer retreat at Wildwood in Provo Canyon. After his retirement, they joined the Cottonwood Club and spent many enjoyable hours showing others how active and much fun the "oldies" could have in their golden years. He is survived by Douglas (Nadine), Suzanne (Richard) Christensen and Edward (Pamela); 18 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 18, 1999, in Salt Lake City. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Gilcrest Park section. [Deseret News, Thursday, December 16, 1999.]

Jensen, Lorna

Jensen, Lorna
Provo, Utah US

Lorna and Bertrand Harrison

Class of 1927 & Class of 1929. Lorna Jensen. Source 1: 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Source 2: Class of 1927. Lorna Jensen. Lorna is pictured with the BYH Class of 1927 in the BYU Banyan yearbook, BYH section. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Lorna Jensen Harrison, 91, passed away from natural causes Tuesday, January 6, 2004, in Provo, Utah. She was born in Provo April 17, 1912, to Christen Jensen and Juliaetta Bateman Jensen. She attended the BYU Training School and Brigham Young High School, from which she graduated. In 1933, she graduated from BYU with a degree in English. At BYU she took a botany course and met a good-looking lab assistant named Bertrand Harrison, whom she married September 17, 1931, in the Salt Lake Temple. They were together 70 years before he passed away September 3, 2002. Four children were born to them: Bertrand Kent Harrison (Janyce) and Linnaea Harrison Lindstrom (Brent) of Provo, Leon Christen Harrison (Jackie) of Okinawa, Japan, and Philip Alan Harrison (Colleen) of Hyrum, Utah. They have 33 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren. A great-great-grandchild is on the way. Lorna was a fine pianist and performed publicly on many occasions, often in duets with other pianists. She was an excellent typist. In her teen years she won a typewriter for typing 15 minutes without a mistake. She often typed theses for BYU graduate students and was a typist for a short time in the Church Seminary and Institute Department. Her ties to BYU were very close. She taught at BYU for a few semesters. Her minor at BYU was Botany and she occasionally substituted for Bertrand in his classes. She was a member of the BYU Women and served as its president. She was also a member of the Fine Arts Club and the Alice Louise Reynolds Club, in both of which she served as president, and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She worked as a Pink Lady at the Utah Valley Hospital for several years. She was a member of the Provo Browning Society, which was founded by her mother. She was a member of the Provo City Shade Tree Commission for 20 years and served as its chair for the last eight of those. As a member of the State Commission, she was secretary and president and helped to get approval in the State Legislature for a bill protecting valuable trees. Lorna was always active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, filling such positions as organist, editor of the Provo 12th ward newsletter, ward Relief Society teacher and president and member of the stake board. In later years Lorna and Bertrand bought a camper and went to places such as the Oregon coast, which they loved. They went fishing on many of their outings. They loved to be with each other. Lorna is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grand-children. The family expresses thanks to all the friends who have provided care for Lorna and Bertrand in recent years, particularly the fine staff at the Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living Community. Funeral services were held Monday, January 12, 2004, in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Saturday, January 10, 2004.]

Larsen, Eugene C.

Larsen, Eugene C.
Provo, Utah US

Eugene & LaPreal Larsen

Class of 1929? Eugene C. Larsen of Provo/Orem died of natural causes on August 4, 2006, in Provo, Utah. He was born in Provo on August 12, 1911, the second son of Bent Franklin (B.F.) Larsen & Martha Geneva Day. Both parents were teachers and he learned the value of an education from them. He enjoyed childhood in Provo, hiking the mountains, fishing and swimming in the Provo River. He loved scouting & was presented his Eagle Scout badge by George H. Brimhall, at age 14. Eugene attended Brigham Young University, graduating in 1936. During the depression, he worked for the Forest Service, summers; and, attended school, winters. He eventually earned his Masters degree. He also attended Georgetown University & the Sorbonne in Paris. He served his country four years during World War II, in North Africa and Europe. He married LaPreal Winterton in the St. George Temple on September 2, 1942, while on a three-day pass. He left for the war the next day. After his Army discharge, Eugene enrolled at the University of Chicago, where he graduated with a PhD in Botany in 1947. Eugene worked at several jobs the next few years, eventually settling in Grand Junction, Colorado. He was with the Bureau of Reclamation, as a Soil Scientist & Hydrologist for 23 years, in Grand Junction; and later, Ephrata, Washington. He retired in 1975, and he and LaPreal served an 18-month mission to Dallas, Texas. Returning to Provo in 1976, they served as ordinance workers in the Provo Temple for 22 years. Many church callings included Stake Clerk, High Councilor & Executive Secretary. He helped found one of the first LDS branch genealogy libraries. Eugene is survived by LaPreal, his wife of almost 64 years. They had five children: Neil (Kay), Carol (John), Howard (deceased), Jeanene (John), & Brenda; and by 29 grandchildren & 36 great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to a viewing on Tuesday, August 8, from 7-9 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State Street in Orem. Funeral Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, at the Rock Canyon Ward, 3050 Mojave Lane, in Provo, with a viewing one hour prior to the services. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sundbergolpinmortuary.com Published in the Daily Herald on 8/6/2006.

Leroy, Lucy

Lucy Leroy

Class of 1929. Lucy Leroy. Source: 1929 BYU Banyan, High School section.

Merrill, Vivian

Vivian Merrill

Class of 1930. Vivian Merrill. Graduated from Brigham Young High School on Thursday, May 29, 1930. Source: The Evening Herald, Provo, Utah, May 28, 1930. ~ ~ ~ ~ Vivian Merrill appears in the 1929 BYU Banyan, BY High School section. ~ ~ ~ ~ Vivian Merrill performed in a play, "Boomerang", during the 1929-1930 school year. She is shown as a cast member in the play, "Little Women" during the 1928-1929 school year, in the 1929 BYU Banyan, BY High School section.

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