Class of 1957 H.S.

Class of 1957 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni

Rowley, Howard [J. Howard]
PO Box 237
Provo, Utah 84603 US

Howard and Nann Rowley
  • Work: (801) 373-2662

Class of 1957. J. Howard Rowley. Football Manager, Thespians, Childrens Theater, Honorable Mention Little Louvre Art Exhibit, Graduation Committee. BYU BS Business Management 1967. He married Nann. Howard Rowley is currently the owner/broker at "Village Green Realty" in Provo, Utah. This has been a very successful business. In addition, he is owner/operator of "Management Associates" in Provo, which manages rental properties for clients. Village Green Realty, 1021 N University Ave. #200, Provo, Utah 84604 - (801) 373-2662.

Sandberg, Selene
719 East 2730 North
Provo, Utah 84604-4030 US

Selene Sandberg-Oates
  • Work: (801) 373-8476, (801) 607-1708
  • Home: 801-607-5060

Class of 1957. Selene Sandberg. French Club President, Quill & Scroll, Pep Club, Notre Maison, Thespians, Y'ld Cat Newspaper Feature Editor, Wildcat Yearbook Copy Editor, Poetry Contest Honorable Mention, Senior Hop Committee, Exchange Assembly, Model U.N., Graduation Committee. BYU BA English 1961. BYU Hawaii English 1969. She married Ernest Donald Oates. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Ernest Donald Oates. ST. GEORGE, UT -- A collision just north of Moab, Utah Saturday afternoon, September 18, 1999, ended the mortal life of Ernest Donald Oates. He was born March 7, 1934 in Los Angeles, California. During the Korean War Ernest served in the Marine Corps stationed in Japan. He earned a Master's degree in Portuguese and a Ph.D. in History from Brigham Young University. Though he had intended to pursue a career in academia, he accepted instead a commission with the U.S. State Department as a Foreign Service Officer. In that service he was posted in Kenya, Costa Rica, Colombia, Germany, and Japan. Ernest married Selene Sandberg on February 5, 1962 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He retired to St. George in 1987 to be with his parents. At the time of his death, he was working on a book in culmination of his lifelong interest in Africa. Ernest was a man of uncommon intelligence and integrity. His wife, Selene; four sons: Merrill, Jared, Sheldon, and Joseph; two sisters: Diane Nolen and Irene Cattani; his mother: Florence Oates; and many close friends and family members will miss him. Funeral services were held Friday, September 24, 1999 at the St. George West LDS Stake Center, 1285 No. Bluff. Graveside services were held Saturday, September 25, 1999 at the Provo City Cemetery. [Deseret News, Wednesday, September 22, 1999.] ~ ~ ~ ~ BRIEF BIO: Selene Sandberg Oates born April 21, 1939 in Provo, Utah. She married in the Salt Lake Temple on February 5, 1962. Selene Sandberg Oates is a descendent of Samuel Rose Parkinson and Arabella Ann Chandler; William Chandler Parkinson and Ellen (Lane) Elvira Nash,"Nellie"; and Ralph Dewey Smuin and Ray Parkinson; and Merrill Sandberg and Carma Leora Smuin. She is the eldest daughter of the latter. Her husband, whose career was as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State, a consul, was born March 7, 1934 in Los Angeles, California. He died in an automobile accident caused by his heart attack, on September 18, 1999. Her children and their families are as follows:
~ ~ Merrill Ernest Oates was born August 3, 1963 in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa. His wife is Libora Indruchova of the Czech Republic. They live in Budapest, Hungary.
~ ~ Jared Sandberg Oates was born January 2, 1972 in Provo, Utah. He and his wife Deniece Davenport live in American Fork, Utah. They have Rachel Eliza who was 6 on April 30, Isaac Jared who was 3 on May 13, and Seth Daniel, who arrived on June 14, 2002.
~ ~ Sheldon James Oates was born April 24, 1976, resides in Fort Myers, Florida.
~ ~ Joseph Spencer Oates was born on October 1, 1980 in Frankfurt, Germany. He is now residing with his mother at 719 East 2730 North, Provo, Utah 84601, as of Monday, July 01, 2002. ~ ~ ~ ~ Telephone: (801) 373-8476. Alternate address: 8312 N. Sapphire Dr., St. George, Utah 84770-6067 [Note: emails sent to and to are being returned due to incorrect addresses.] @2007

Short, Valrie Jean

Short, Valrie Jean
Kaysville, Utah US

Valrie and Grant Simons

Class of 1957. Valrie Short. [Not Valarie] Retold Story Region, Childrens Theater, Seminary Play, French Club, Notre Maison, Thespians, Graduation Committee. Her parents: V. Frank Short and Lillian Lowe Short. Their children included: Marjory Short [BYH Class of 1954] Morrill; Valrie Jean Short [BYH Class of 1957] Simons; Edward Short [BYH Class of 1963]; and Stanley Short. She married Grant Simons. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Valrie Jean Short Simons passed away on April 8, 2004 surrounded by family at Rocky Mountain Care of Bountiful, Utah. She was born April 23, 1939 in St. George Utah. She married W. Grant L. Simons on November 6, 1964 in the Salt Lake City Temple. Together, they had four children: J. Mark Simons, Jennifer J. Simons, V. Diane Simons and Rustin G. Simons. She had three grandchildren, Noah and Olivia Bower Simons and Bryton Simons Flinders. She is survived by her husband, Grant Simons, sister Marjory Short Morrill, and brothers Edward Short and Stanley Short. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vivian Frank Short and Lillian (Lowe) Short. Valrie graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1957 and earned a Bachelors degree in education from BYU. As a school teacher, she demonstrated a remarkable talent for maintaining order- with a quiet yet firm, kindly but authoritative voice. She later demonstrated that same talent as primary president. Valrie also enjoyed many hours of pleasure playing the piano. She shared the love of music with others throughout her many church callings over the years. Valrie retired from teaching soon after her marriage. She dedicated her remarkable organizing skills to create and maintain a lovely home life, which she enjoyed with her husband and children. Unfortunately, after about 18 years enjoying her growing family, Valrie began showing symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. She continued bravely, guiding each child to complete independence. During the later stages of that progressive disease, she was taken care of by the Rocky Mountain Care Facility in Bountiful, Utah. They are a wonderful and caring group of people. The family sincerely thanks them for the help and support they gave Valrie. An informal memorial was held in Bountiful, Utah, Saturday, April 17, 2004. [Deseret News, Wednesday, April 14, 2004.]

Sorensen, David K.
1025 East 690 South
Orem, Utah 84097 US

Dave and Bonnie Sorensen
  • Home: 801-226-8966

Class of 1957. David K. Sorensen. Football, Basketball, Track, Lettermen, State One Act Play, Dave Club, Model U.N., Graduation Committee. [Listed in 1957 Wildcat Yearbook under both Sorensen and Sorenson.] He married Bonnie. @2010

Stone, Kenneth

Stone, Kenneth
Independence, Missouri US

Ken Stone

Class of 1957. Kenneth Stone. Thespians, Library Staff. ~ ~ ~ ~ Kenneth Stone, born October 10, 1939, died March 29, 2000, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.

Swensen, Donald G.

Swensen, Donald G.
Sandy, Utah US

Don and Louise Swensen

Class of 1957. Don G. Swensen (twin). Debate Region, Chess Club, Library Staff, Wildcat Yearbook Layout Editor, Seminary Play, Model U.N., Exchange Assembly, State Capitol Art Award, School Art Award, Soph Ball Committee, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Hop Committee, Graduation Committee. [Listed in 1957 Wildcat yearbook under both Swensen and Swenson - Swensen is correct.] BYU BS Microbiology 1964. He is a twin of A. John Swensen, also BYH Class of 1957. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933] and Jennie Romney, married June 15, 1937. They have six children: Marilyn Swensen [BYH Class of 1956] (Ted) Hess, of Nampa, Idaho; A. John Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Lehi; Donald G. (Louise) Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Sandy; Philip R. (Dana) Swensen [BYH Class of 1962], of Hyde Park, Utah; Margaret "Margie" Swensen [BYH Class of 1965] (Dennis) Lifferth of Centerville, Utah; and Kathryn Swensen [BYH Class of 1969] (Paul) Graf of Santa Clara, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Donald G. Swensen unexpectedly returned to Heavenly Father on August 18th, 2010. His adventurous spirit, creative soul, peacemaking heart, and legacy of laughter are gifts he generously shared with his loved ones every day of his journey on the earth. Don was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Albert D. and Jennie Romney Swensen. He spent his boyhood in Washington, D.C. and later in Provo where he graduated from BY High in 1957. He and his twin brother John had an older sister, a younger brother, and two younger sisters. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission in Australia from 1959-1961. Following his mission, he earned a B.S. in Bacteriology (Microbiology) with a minor in Chemistry from BYU, where his father and grandfather both taught. His career as a medical technologist took him to Los Angeles and then back to Utah where he worked for Holy Cross Hospital, Primary Children's Medical Center, Utah Valley Medical Center, and Alta View Hospital. He had many close friends among his colleagues. He was sealed to his beloved wife Louise Esplin in the Salt Lake Temple on March 1, 1982. He was an affectionate husband who adored being a father to Jennie and Scott. He devoted all his spare time to nurturing and supporting them unconditionally, settling his last 20 years in Sandy. Don retired six years ago and took the opportunity to pursue some of his other passions. He loved to paint, play handyman around the house, care for his yard, and travel the world from Jerusalem to Europe. At church he particularly enjoyed serving in the Primary. Don is survived by his wife, Louise; daughter, Jennie; son, Scott Donald; sister, Marilyn Hess (Ted); twin brother John; brother, Philip (Dana); and sister Margaret Lifferth (Dennis). He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Kathryn Graf (Paul). A viewing will be held on Monday, August 23rd from 6 to 8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. 10600 So. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 24th at 11 a.m. with a viewing from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Sandy Utah Alta View Stake Center located at 1850 East 8600 South. Online condolences at Memorial donations in his honor may be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund at or sent to 50 East North Temple Street, Room 1521, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. [Provo Daily Herald, Monday, August 23, 2010.]

Swensen, John  [A. John] (1957)

Swensen, John [A. John] (1957)
3174 North 880 East
Lehi, Utah 84043 US

John Swensen
  • Cell: (801) 318-8924
  • Home: (801) 766-9837

Class of 1957. A. John Swensen (twin) [not Swenson]. Art Manager, Chess Club, Yld Cat Newspaper Art Editor, Band, Chorus, Model U.N., Seminary Play, Exchange Assembly, Soph Ball Committee, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Hop Committee, Utah County Art Contest 2nd Prize, School Art Award, Graduation Committee. Retired in July 2001 after teaching for 25 years for the Dept. of Defense Dependents Schools in Heidelberg, Bamberg, and Stuttgart, Germany. He is a twin of Don Swensen, also BYH Class of 1957. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Albert Donald Swensen [BYH Class of 1933] and Jennie Romney, married June 15, 1937. They have six children: Marilyn Swensen [BYH Class of 1956] (Ted) Hess, of Nampa, Idaho; A. John Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Lehi; Donald G. (Louise) Swensen [BYH Class of 1957 -- twin], of Sandy; Philip R. (Dana) Swensen [BYH Class of 1962], of Hyde Park, Utah; Margaret "Margie" Swensen [BYH Class of 1965] (Dennis) Lifferth of Centerville, Utah; and Kathryn Swensen [BYH Class of 1969] (Paul) Graf of Santa Clara, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ John is a member of the 50th Year Reunion committee of the Class of 1957. @2010

Tanner, John D.
7150 J Bar B Drive
Granite Bay, California 95746 US

John and Barbara Tanner
  • Work: (916) 791-4295

Class of 1957. John D. Tanner. Tennis, Model U.N. BYU BS Industrial Education 1965. He married Barbara.

Taylor, Barbara (1957)
5220 Mary Ellen Avenue
Van Nuys, California 91401-6028 US

Barbara and Jerry Lee
  • Work: (818) 907-0506

Class of 1957. Barbara Taylor. Senior Class Secretary. Ski Club, Chorus, Senior Hop Committee. She married Jerald (Jerry) K. Lee. [Note: is not receiving mail.] @ June 2008

Taylor, Larry H.
352 Temple Meadow Lane
Richland, Washington 99352-8682 US

Larry and Noreen Taylor
  • Home: 509-627-1855

Class of 1957. Larry H. Taylor. Football, Track, Athletic Manager. BYU BS Chemistry 1961. He married Noreen. @2010 Form Name =

Taylor, Ron S.
1117 East 1010 North
Orem, Utah 84097-4304 US

Ron and Suzanne Taylor
  • Cell: 801-360-5872

Class of 1957. Ron S. Taylor. Wrestling, Band, Pep Band President, School Art Award. BYU BA Communications 1967. He married Suzanne. Ron met Suzanne in Alaska where he was working between BYU semesters. In June 2014, they celebrated 49 years. Ron and Suzanne have been blessed with five children and 17 grandchildren. His early career began in advertising and later he enjoyed 25 years at LDS Philanthropies from which he retired in 2012. Ron is now keeping busy by volunteering with the Boy Scouts at the district level and being an ordinance worker at the Mount Timpanogos Temple. Alternate email: @May 2014

Terry, JoAnn
205 East 750 South
P.O. Box 711
Salem, Utah 84653 US

JoAnn and Brad Davis
  • Work: (801) 423-1131

Class of 1957. JoAnn Terry. Pep Club, Chorus. She married Brady (Brad) Davis.

Thurman, Kathleen

Thurman, Kathleen
Paramount, California US

Kathleen and Delloy Abplanalp

Class of 1957. Kathleen Thurman. Radio Speaking State, School Play, Childrens Theater, Pep Club, Notre Maison, Thespians, Wildcat Yearbook, Chorus, Model U.N., Exchange Assembly, Soph Ball Committee, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Hop Committe, Graduation Committee. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Max Evert Thurman and Elma Harding Thurman, married on November 27, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had three daughters: Leila Collen Thurman Anderson; Kathleen Thurman Abplanalp; and Linda Thurman Matson. ~ ~ ~ ~ Kathleen Thurman was born February 15, 1939 in Provo, Utah. She married ________ Abplanalp. She died on November 12, 1962, at the age of 23. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Kathleen Thurman Abplanalp. Joint funeral services were held Saturday at Compton, California, for Kathleen Thurman Abplanalp, 23, formerly of Provo, Utah, and her seven-week-old son, David, both victims of a November 12, 1962 traffic crash at Artesia, California. Mrs. Abplanalp's husband, Delloy Abplanalp, suffered head cuts, bruises and a broken right elbow, and her daughter, Denise, 2 1/2, a broken shoulder and bruises in the crash of their family car with a truck. The family was scheduled to start a few days later for a Thanksgiving visit to Provo. The family has resided at Paramount, California for the past two years. Mrs. Abplanalp was killed instantly in the crash. The baby died three days later. Mrs. Abplanalp was born February 15, 1939, in Provo, a daughter of Max Evert Thurman and Elma Harding Thurman. She attended Provo public schools, graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1957, and was a student for two years at Brigham Young University. She was married to Delloy Abplanalp on August 21, 1959, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She was a talented singer, played the piano, and engaged in sports as a hobby. She taught in MIA and Sunday School, where she served as chorister. She was a member of the Singing Mothers in Paramount, where she served as organist. Her baby, David, was born September 18, 1962. Surviving are her husband; daughter, Denise; her parents; two sisters, Mrs. Ray (Leila Thurman) Anderson of American Fork, and Linda Thurman of Provo, and a grandfather, Leo F. Thurman of Glenns Ferry, Idaho. [Provo Daily Herald, Thursday November 22, 1962.]

Van Cott, Shirley

Van Cott, Shirley
Orem, Utah US

Shirley and Giles Baum

Class of 1957. Shirley Van Cott. She married Giles G. Baum. ~ ~ ~ ~ "I loved my years at BY High. Even though I also went to public schools, I wish that my parents had left me at the B Y schools the whole time. I started there in Kindergarten and went through Third Grade. After some years in public schools, I came back in the Ninth Grade and again in the Eleventh and Twelfth grades. I felt that I fit in with the others and I felt at peace there. To others who went there all the time, maybe they won't understand, but I loved the teachers and the students and I felt that I really belonged." ~ ~ Shirley Van Cott Baum @2007 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Shirley Ann Van Cott Baum, 1939–2017. Shirley Ann Van Cott Baum returned home to our Heavenly Father peacefully in her sleep on the morning of May 18, 2017 from natural causes. She was born May 4, 1939 to John and Celia Van Cott in Provo, Utah. Her life changed forever when she followed a prompting to go to a high school dance where she met her sweetheart, Giles Gordon Baum. They were married on June 29,1955 and sealed for eternity on May 4, 1956 in the Manti, Utah LDS temple and built a beautiful life together raising five children at their home in Orem, Utah. Shirley graduated from B.Y. High in the Class of 1957 and earned an Associate’s degree in Graphic Art from UVCC. An accomplished artist, Shirley was an active member of the LDS church and held many callings throughout her life. She was a student of the scriptures and developed a strong testimony of the gospel. She made love the dominant quality of her life, in every way teaching our Savior’s gospel by her example. We love you Mom and will miss you every day until we’re together again! You’re a keeper! Shirley is survived by her husband of almost 62 years, Giles Gordon Baum; her daughters Ruth Ann Greaves, Linda Lee Peay, Shirley Kathleen (Todd) Bendall, Susan Elizabeth (Jeremy) Myntti and daughter in law Sharlene Gurney Baum; 29 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren, and her sister Carolyn (Robert) Heusser. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Celia Van Cott; in-laws Floyd and Edith Baum; her sisters Maureen Jennings and Lois Hathcock; her son David Giles Baum; a grandson, Travis and great granddaughter, Gabriella. Services will be held May 25, 2017 at the Sharon 3rd ward chapel 430 South 700 East Orem, Utah at 11:00 am preceded by a viewing at 9:30 am the same day. Condolences may be offered to the family online at [Provo Daily Herald, May 21, 2017]

Van Moorlehem, Patricia
Yucaipa, California US

Tricia Beuler

Class of 1957. Patricia (Pat, Tricia) Van Moorlehem. [Ancestral name: Van Moorleghem]. Notre Maison, Model U.N., Band, Spanish Club, Graduation Committee. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents are Walter F. Van Moorlehem and Ellen Venie Pinegar Van Moorlehem. ~ ~ ~ ~ Tricia has three children, four grandchildren & three great-grandchildren. "None of my classmates knew that I was a year younger than them. I skipped 10th grade. I'll be 68 next month; I was still sweet 16 when I graduated BYH. ~ ~ ~ ~ One of my favorite BYH teachers was Mr. Allman who taught biology & Spanish. So, I had him two years in a row! He talked two of us girls into going to the Prom with guys from South America who spoke little was fun! The only thing more fun was when our band won the chance to go to Vegas. We marched in our WOOL uniforms for miles in Vegas in hot weather for Helldorado Days! I played first chair flute the two years I was there. ~ ~ ~ ~ Our family name was Van Moorleghem when my grandfather, Isadore F. Van Moorleghem, came through Ellis Island, NY in 1896. He was born in Nokere, Belgium in 1876. He was 20 years old when he immigrated. The family name was changed to Van Moorlehem when they settled in Canada. Several weeks ago I finally found the original ship's manifest with my grandfather's name on it! I've been looking for it for five years. No one else had been able to find it. Needless to say, I am ecstatic with joy! Now I am beginning to find relatives! In Belgium they still spell our name Van Moorleghem, along with several families in the States here. My father and four of us children were all born in Canada. My youngest sister, Nancy, was the only member of the family born in the U.S., besides my mother. @2008

Webb, Jo Ellen

Jo Webb

Class of 1957. Jo Ellen Webb. Notre Maison, Chorus. [Need more information.]

Whitney, Ron
PO Box 1211
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660-7211

Ron Whitney
  • Work: 801-225-4414

Class of 1957. Ron Whitney. Retiree a fixture at Maple Canyon campground - Story by Mark Johnston, The Daily Herald - August 24, 2012 PROVO — Pulling a red bandana from his pocket, Ron Whitney, 73, removes his glasses and dabs the sweat from his face, forehead and neck. Sitting at the table inside his aging camper, Whitney opens a large bottle of Powerade and sips the cold drink, enjoying a little reprieve from the summer heat outside. It’s a well-deserved morning break for Whitney, the campground host at Whiting Campground in Maple Canyon. After an early start cleaning up after the weekend rush, there is still much more to do. Anyone visiting the campground in the past three years will have no doubt spotted Whitney, maybe even stopped to chat with him or just seen the host and his dog briefly, cruising by in a golf cart, arm outstretched in a friendly wave. Upon retiring from what Whitney calls “real world work,” he quickly signed up with the recreational management company American Land & Leisure and was applying for the Whiting Campground before the company even got the contract for it. For four years he worked at other campgrounds before finally settling in the familiar surroundings east of Mapleton. “I relate to this canyon. My dad was born and raised in Mapleton so we spent a lot of time up here when I was young,” he told the Daily Herald, recalling family gatherings and camping trips in the area and hunting his first deer on the mountain above. “I’ve been coming up this canyon mostly all my life,” Whitney said. From the sound of it, a good deal of that life has been spent working hard and that doesn’t seem to be changing even in retirement. After graduating from Brigham Young High School in 1957, Whitney served in the U.S. Navy, worked on road construction, as a taxi cab driver and at the Tooele Army Depot loading ammunition, and that’s just scratching the surface. He even started his own recreation cleanup company, maintaining campsites in the Spanish Fork District. The business didn’t last long, however, as the U.S. Forest Service implemented pack-in-pack-out, and his services were no longer required. It was tough work while it lasted, 12 hours a day, six days a week, but it was work he enjoyed. “Now at my age I’m doing good getting this campground cleaned up in a week,” Whitney said, still sipping Powerade while enjoying his break, one of a number he takes to divide up his daily workload. Arriving the first of April, Whitney gets a head start cleaning up the campground before visitors begin arriving Easter weekend. For the next six months he lives at Whiting, packing up around mid-September after the last of the large group reservations have come and gone. Waking early and having a quick breakfast, Whitney is usually at work by 8 a.m., looking to get most of the difficult tasks done before the heat of day. With 25 campsites and two large group sites to take care of, there is plenty for one man to do, keeping him busy six days a week. Whether checking on reservations, doing the paperwork, painting tables, cleaning bathrooms (the “technical work,” as he calls it), digging out fire pits or enforcing the rules, Whitney takes great pride in his work and is happy to hear any compliments that come his way. He gives guests a quick rundown of the most important rules he wishes them to follow: pets on leash, generators off 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., litter-free campsite, extinguish fires with water. “And No. 5 — enjoy,” he said to new guests before pulling away on his golf cart, his dog Baby sitting next to him keeping an eye out for visiting canines. Each Tuesday Whitney gets a day off, if you can call it that. He works on his truck, gets a haircut for the dog, goes to doctor appointments, does laundry, buys groceries. The list goes on and on, making his workweek sound easy. “It’s getting harder as I get older,” Whitney said, admitting it takes him a little longer to get the work done than it did three years ago. He frequently gets help from local Boy Scout troops and other volunteers. “I’m a firm believer that if you get volunteers, use ‘em,” he said. “It takes a lot of work off my shoulders.” With or without the help, Whitney wouldn’t give it up. He enjoys the work, enjoys his trailer, enjoys the simplicity of it all. “It’s simple, it’s easy. Most expensive thing is keeping gas in this generator so I can watch my John Wayne movies,” he said, showing off a collection of DVDs including some of his favorites — “Green Berets” and “Chisum.” If he’s not enjoying a good movie, he’s working his way through a stack of used books picked up from the book exchange in Spanish Fork. “Usually by six or seven o’clock I’m plugged into a movie or reading a book,” he said. The 17-foot trailer is a bit small, and one day he hopes to upgrade if even by just a few feet. But it seems that’s a lot of money and a long way off. Still, Whitney seems comfortable in the old trailer, shaded from sun and sheltered from wind by a nice canopy of trees, a comfortable mattress to sleep on, a table to eat and work at and plenty of friendly neighbors coming and going from all over the world. The best part of living in the trailer is that come the end of the season, “Just hook onto it and,” Whitney whistled, pointing down the winding road to the valley below, “down the canyon I go.” By the time September rolls around he’s usually looking forward to leaving, but by that time he’s also signed the papers to come back the following year. While he’d initially planned on only signing up as camp host for a single season, just to say he had the experience, Whitney is working his seventh year and planning on doing the same next spring. The winter he’ll spend down in the valley, maybe in Nephi. “Home is where the trailer is now,” he said. Information from: The Daily Herald, Provo, Utah Source @2012

Whittle, Sonja
281 East 1620 North
Orem, Utah 84057 US

Sonja and Dennis Peterson
  • Work: 801-235-9987
  • Cell: 801-372-8943

Class of 1957. Sonja Peterson. Student Body Historian. Quill & Scroll, Pep Club, Notre Maison, Y'ld Cat Newspaper Staff Social Editor, Chorus. Born June 24, 1939. Married Dennis E. Peterson, March 28, 1957. Six children: David, Nathan, Aaron, Kristin, Jared, Adam, and ten grandchildren. Dennis received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from BYU, worked on a Ph.D. at Oregon State University, and was a professor of biological sciences. He served as a bishop, counselor in a stake presidency and stake president. I am a reading tutor, have taught seminary and served in Relief Society, Young Women and Primary. We have served three missions together, the most recent being in Sweden 2005-2006. @2006 ~ ~ ~ ~ Email sent to bounced back. @2010

Woodruff, Gaile

Woodruff, Gaile
Provo, Utah US

Gaile and Cecil Clark

Class of 1957. Gaile Woodruff. Student Body Secretary. Dramatic Reading, Childrens' Theater, Pep Club, Chorus Accompanist, Model U.N., Commercial Award, Junior Prom Committee, Graduation Committee. ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Asahel Davis Woodruff and Eva Mildred Stock, married in 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 1961. Gaile married D. Cecil (D. C.) Clark. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Gaile Woodruff Clark passed away Saturday, February 2, 2008, surrounded by her children and grandchildren, following an eight-year battle with cancer. Gaile was born August 29, 1939 to Asahel and Eva Stock Woodruff in Salt Lake City, Utah. Growing up with her best friend and sister, Carolyn, she loved riding her horse, reading, playing the piano, and going on family trips. Gaile attended Brigham Young High School, graduating in 1957, and Brigham Young University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English along with a secondary teaching certificate. While in school, she met and married DaCosta Cecil Clark of Provo. After graduation Gaile and Cecil moved to Palo Alto, California where Gaile taught high school while Cecil was earning his doctoral degree. Next they moved to Seattle, Washington, where they lived for nine years before moving to Provo, Utah, where they settled permanently. During these years they began their family and, over 15 years, had seven children. Gaile, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, loved and served in every auxiliary at the ward and stake levels. She particularly loved working with the young woman, and did so many times over the course of her life. After rearing their children, Cecil and Gaile served two full-time missions. The first, at the Jerusalem Center in Israel, allowed her to utilize her musical talents in daily organ recitals and, as well, to share her compassionate nature in conducting humanitarian projects in hospitals. The second, to Laos, focused on humanitarian work in English teaching, music keyboarding, working with blind children and being part of the first LDS branch. Additionally, Gaile was instrumental in establishing the first Young Women organization in Laos. During this time in Laos, she witnessed the calling of the first two Lao missionaries and the dedication of the country of Laos for missionary work. The last years of her life, Gaile quietly and willingly dealt with the various stages of cancer. Her faith was exemplified by her determination to serve, to live life to the fullest and to do the will of her Heavenly Father to the end. Her greatest joys were her family and the gospel. Gaile is survived by her husband, Cecil; her sister, Carolyn Sutherland Bearnson of Provo; and six of her children: Stacy Hansen of Boise, Tamara Pinder of Orem, Cheri Kohler of Provo, Brett Clark of Albuquerque, Allyson Thompson of Clearfield and Scott Clark of LondonÑas well as their spouses and 19 grandchildren. Gaile was preceded in death by her infant son Stephen. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2008 at the Pleasant View 4th Ward Chapel, 2900 North 650 East, Provo. Friends may call on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Berg Mortuary, 185 East Center Street, Provo and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the chapel. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, February 5, 2008.]

Wright, Carol Lynn
1384 Cornwall Court
Walnut Creek, California 94597-2338 US

Carol Lynn Pearson
  • Work: (925) 939-0757

Class of 1957. Carol Lynn Wright. Y'ld Cat Newspaper Editor, Thespians President, Debate Region, Oratory State, Dramatic Reading State, Contest Play State, Childrens Theater, Seminary Play, Quill & Scroll, Pep Club, Notre Maison, Chorus, Girls State, I Speak For Democracy, Model U.N., Scholarship Award, Poetry Contest 1st Place, Senior Hop Committee, Graduation Committee. Born 1939, Salt Lake City, Utah. BYU BA Theatre & Cinematic Arts 1961. BYU MA Theatre & Cinematic Arts 1962. B.A., M.A. Theater, BYU. Career: A homemaker-writer from Provo, Utah, she is widely known among Mormon readers as the author of two volumes of poetry, Beginnings (1965), and The Search (1970). She has achieved a wide readership for her compilation, Daughters of Light (1973). Her play, Pegora the Witch, and her Mormon musical, The Order is Love, have been widely produced, as have Think Your Way to a Million, and Martyr-in-Waiting. A thorough-going professional, Pearson has published widely in LDS and non-Mormon periodicals and has written several films for the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio. Carol Lynn Pearson has been a professional writer, speaker, and performer for many years. Many of her poems have been reprinted in such places as Ann Landers’ column and Chicken Soup for the Soul, as well as in college literary textbooks. The poems appear now in a compilation, Picture Window (1996). Her autobiography, Goodbye, I Love You (1986), tells the story of her marriage to a homosexual man, their divorce, ongoing friendship, and her caring for him as he died of AIDS. Carol Lynn has written numerous educational motion pictures, including the well-known, Cipher in the Snow (1973), as well as many plays and musicals, two of which were commissioned by Sundance Theater. She both wrote and acted in, Mother Wove the Morning (1989). She has written seven inspirational books under the series title, Fables for Our Times. Her recent book, Consider the Butterfly: Transforming Your Life through Meaningful Coincidence, was a finalist in the Inspirational/Spiritual category of the 2002 Independent Publishers Book Awards. She is the mother of four grown children and lives in Walnut Creek, California, where she recently spearheaded a project called “Voices to Afghanistan” to help teach English to Afghani schoolchildren. [from Discoveries: Two Centuries of Poems by Mormon Women, 111]. Included in 75 Significant Mormon Poets. LIST OF PUBLICATIONS: @2010

Zabriskie, Richard Goodridge

Zabriskie, Richard Goodridge
Ephraim, Utah US

Richard and Vicki Zabriskie

Class of 1957. Richard G. Zabriskie. Band, Graduation Committee. BYU BA 1961. HIS OBITUARY: Ephraim, Utah -- Richard Goodridge Zabriskie passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2004 at the age of 64 in the Gunnison Valley Hospital. Dick was born September 20, 1939 in Lethbridge, Alberta Canada to Arnold Hooper Zabriskie and Barbara Goodridge Zabriskie, the last of four children. The family moved back to Provo in 1944 following the death of his father. Dick attended Provo schools and graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1953 [actually 1957]. He later attended BYU. Dick joined the Army Reserve when he was 17, and served for 6 years. He served an honorable LDS mission to New Zealand. He married Vicki Lynne Wahl on June 28, 1963 in the Manti LDS Temple. Dick worked for Dixon Taylor Russell Home Furnishings until he started working for the U.S. Postal Service in Provo. He and the family moved to Ephraim, Utah in 1976 when he became the Postmaster of the Ephraim Post Office. Dick's greatest joy was spending time with his family. He also enjoyed his work in the Manti Temple. His hobbies included reading about U.S. history, coin and stamp collecting and target shooting. He was survived by his wife, Vicki, their children Lisa McGinnis (Vic) and their daughters Joan and Morgan, R. Cary Zabriskie (Kristin) their son Zach; Laura Hunter (Josh) and their son Lance; and Jennifer L. Zabriskie. Dick is also survived by his sister, Virginia Fielding, his brother, Bill Zabriskie, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister JoAnne Carter. Funeral services were held Monday, June 28, 2004 in Ephriam. Interment, Ephraim City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, June 26, 2004.]

ZZZ, Honorary Classmates 1957

ZZZ, Honorary Classmates 1957

Honorary Classmates ZZZ

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