Class of 1959 H.S.



Class of 1959 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni

Thomas, JoAnn
6544 Rothmoor Dr
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121-2514 US

JoAnn and Kidd Waddell
  • Work: (801) 278-0309

Class of 1959. JoAnn Thomas. Y'ld Cat Newspaper, Twirlers, Commercial Contest, Pep Club, Quill & Scroll, Junior Varsity Cheerleader, Seminary Graduate. ~ ~ ~ ~ Married Kidd M. Waddell? ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents? Joseph "Joe" D. Thomas and Vera Winterton Thomas. Their children: Larry (Janice) Thomas, Taylorsville, Utah; Phil J. (Pat) Thomas, [BYH Class of 1966] Bellevue, Nebraska; JoAnn Thomas (Kidd) Waddell, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Brenda Thomas (Michael P.) Keeley, Provo, Utah. @2004

Van Tassell, G. Lane
507 Peg Wen Blvd
Statesboro, Georgia 30461-5062 US

Lane and Chris Van Tassell
  • Home: (912) 764-7397

Class of 1959. G. Lane Van Tassell. Football, Track, Lettermen, Bookkeeping, Senior Certificate, Science Club. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents are Glen Van Tassell and Harriet Erma Marchant, married May 14, 1939 in Tabiona, Utah, later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Lane served as a missionary in Chile [Argentina Mission], early 1960s. BYU BA International Relations 1966. He married Christine Smith. Claremont-McKenna College PHD International Relations 1971. G. Lane Van Tassell, Ph.D., International Relations, retired from Georgia Southern University, where he was Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies for seven years, Chair of the Department of Political Science for 14 years, and Professor of Political Science for 33 years. He is currently a visiting professor at Augusta State University. [Spring 2004]. ~ ~ ~ ~ Dean of the Graduate School at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia. Visiting Professor of Political Science at Augusta State College, Augusta, Georgia. ~ ~ ~ ~ [Note: email sent to lvantassel@aug.edu has been returned as incorrect.] @Feb 2009

Van Wagenen, Ronald Jess
7610 South Fillmore Way
Littleton, Colorado 80122 US

Ron and Marolyn Van Wagenen
  • Work: (303) 694-9761

Class of 1959. Ronald J. Van Wagenen. Basketball, Baseball, Football, Lettermen, Chorus. [Also spelled Van Wagonen in 1959 Wildcat Yearbook - Van Wagenen is correct]. BYU BS Agricultural Economics 1967. He married Marolyn Dorsey. @2009

Wilson, Richard E.
7857 East Long Place
Englewood, Colorado 80112 US

Richard Wilson
  • Work: (303) 795-0518

Class of 1959. Richard E. Wilson. Wildcat Yearbook Editor. Wrestling, Tennis, Marching Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, Soph Ball Committee, Key Club, Ski Club, Quill & Scroll, Junior Prom Committee, Model U.N., Seminary Graduate, Publications Award. BYU 1967.

Woodruff, Carolyn

Woodruff, Carolyn
Provo, Utah US

Carolyn & Russ/Leroy Sutherland/Bearnson

Class of 1959. Carolyn Woodruff. Student Body Historian 1957-1958. Y'ld Cat Newspaper Editor. Concert Chorus, Pep Club, Poetry Contest, Language Arts Award, Junior Prom Committee, Quill & Scroll, Seminary Graduate, Dance Band Vocalist, Fine Arts Magazine, Model U.N., Hi-Steppers, Pep Club Service Award, Distinguished Journalism Service Award, Spencer Grow Award, National Poetry Anthology, National Quill & Scroll, Wildcat Yearbook, Sweethearts Ball Assembly Script Writer, Friendliest Sophomore, Soph Class Secretary, Soph Cheerleader, Soph Ball Committee, Senior Hop Committee, Senior Medal, Senior Graduation Committee. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Asahel Davis Woodruff and Eva Mildred Stock, married April 14, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Asahel D. and Eva Woodruff have two daughters, including Gaile Woodruff [BYH Class of 1957] (D. Cecil) Clark, of Provo, Utah; and Carolyn Woodruff [BYH Class of 1959] (Russell L.) Sutherland. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BA English 1964, BYU BS Nursing 1990. First married Russell L. Sutherland [BYH Class of 1955]. She teaches in the BYU College of Nursing. She second married Leroy W. Bearnson in February 2005. Alternate email: carolyn_sutherland@byu.edu ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: 1941-2018. Carolyn Woodruff Sutherland Bearnson, age 77, passed away gracefully on Monday, July 2, 2018, with family by her side. Carolyn was born March 18, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the second of two children born to Asahel and Eva Woodruff, just 19 months after her sister, Gaile. The sisters were life-long best friends. Carolyn lived in Virginia and New York before coming to Provo, Utah, where she graduated from BY High in the Class of 1959. She also graduated from BYU with a degree in English. Carolyn married Russell Lee Sutherland on September 1, 1961. They built their family home in Alpine where they raised their 9 children. They were devoted to each other and to their family. Following Russís death in 1985, Carolyn returned to BYU to obtain a nursing degree. She worked on the oncology floor at LDS Hospital, and eventually earned a Masterís degree and a Doctorate in nursing. She taught nursing at BYU and also on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona. Carolyn was a nurse in one sense or another her entire life. She had a great capacity to love and nurture and genuinely cared for everyone. After almost 20 years alone, Carolyn found love again. She married LeRoy Wood Bearnson in 2005. Together they retired from BYU, traveled the world, and served a mission in Chinle, Arizona. They hosted countless family gatherings for their large family. Carolyn had a great love for the Lord and for His gospel. She lived a truly Christlike life and was a strong example of such Christlike qualities as patience, selflessness, compassion, humility, and charity. She had the ability to make people feel loved and important. Carolyn knew the art of hard work. She and Russ grew 600 spruce trees on their property in Alpine. She would say they werenít growing trees ó they were growing boys. She was accomplished in all homemaking arts, including cooking, baking, sewing, cleaning, and gardening. She had a gift for all things literary. She was an avid reader, and had a way with words. She also loved music, especially classical. She played the piano and the organ, sang beautifully, and enjoyed composing music. She was a thoroughly elegant woman. Carolyn is survived by her husband, LeRoy Bearnson, eight children: Mark (Melody) Sutherland, Barbara (Keith) Paskett, David (Lois) Sutherland, Karen (Rhett) Chamberlain, Jennifer (Carlyle) Ostler, Jeffrey (Emily) Sutherland, Emily (Sean) Flynn, and Justin (Nichole) Sutherland; and four step-children: William (Karyl Lynn) Bearnson, Stephen Bearnson, Ruth Bearnson, and Robert (Kelly) Bearnson. She has 48 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, a son, Daniel, her sister, Gaile, and her parents. A viewing for Carolyn will be held Thursday, July 5, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Anderson & Sons Mortuary Lone Peak, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, Utah. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 6, 2018, at 11:00, with a viewing preceding at 9:45, at the LDS Chapel located at 1038 North 1200 East, Provo, Utah. Interment will be at the Alpine City Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com. [Provo Daily Herald, July 4, 2018] & [Deseret News, July 4, 2018]

Wright, James S.
2890 South Jay Street
Denver, Colorado 80227-3802 US

James and Janet Wright
  • Work: (303) 986-1349

Class of 1959. James S. Wright. Football, Track, Lettermen, Junior Class Vice President, Boys' State, Boys's State Essay Contest Winner, Science Club, Library Service Award, Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, BYU Scholarship. James S. Wright. BYU BS Political Science 1966. MS 1967 [not BYU]. He married Janice Pitts. Retired financial analyst. Alternate email: wrights7@juno.com @2009

Zabriskie, Katharine Newell
145 S. 1860 W.
Provo, Utah 84601-3856 US

Kate and Steve Belmont
  • Home: (801) 374-2605

Class of 1959. Katharine Zabriskie. Student Body Art Manager. Vocal Music, Special Art Award, Art Purchase Award, Notre Maison, Publications Award, Y'ld Cat Newspaper, Junior Academy of Arts and Sciences Award, Chorus, Hi-Steppers, Quill & Scroll, Pep Club, Junior Prom Committee, Seminary Graduate, Sweethearts Ball Committee. (Katie, Katy, Kate) Married Steven W. Belmont. --@2009

ZZZ, Honorary Classmates 1959

ZZZ, Honorary Classmates 1959

Honorary Classmates ZZZ

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