Class of 1954 H.S.

Class of 1954 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni

Cochran, Carolyn
14420 119th Place NE
Kirkland, Washington 98034 US

Carolyn and Bruce Donaldson
  • Work: (425) 482-9259

Class of 1954. Carolyn Cochran. Chorus, Representative, Chorus Accompanist, Junior Class Secretary, Fauvines, Notre Maison, Notre Maison Sweetheart Queen. BYU 1958. Married Bruce Donaldson.

Collins, Gary M.
7710 Summerhill Circle
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121-5538 US

Gary Collins
  • Work: (801) 943-4998

Class of 1954. Gary M. Collins. Baseball, Tennis, Athletic Manager, Lettermen, Chorus. BYU 1958.

Cornaby, Kay S.

Cornaby, Kay S.
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Kay and Linda Cornaby

Class of 1954. Kay S. Cornaby. Band, Band Accompanist, Photography Club, Debate, Thespians. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents are Sterling A. Cornaby and Hilda Stoker Cornaby. ~ ~ ~ ~ Kay is a native Utahn, graduating from Brigham Young High School in 1954, and then from Brigham Young University [BS Chemistry 1960] and Harvard Law School. He studied international and German law for several years at the University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany before becoming a member of the New York Bar, the Utah Bar and the U.S. Patent Bar. He served as the chairman of the Utah State Sentencing Commission and is a member of the Utah Federal Court ADR Panel. He is on the Boards of KUED Public Television Channel 7, the Salt Lake County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and the Utah Symphony and Opera. He was a former member of the Utah State Senate for 14 years and served a term as Senate Majority Leader. He was a patent attorney in the law firm of Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough, Salt Lake City, Utah. K. S. Cornaby was a shareholder at Jones Waldo where his practice included both litigation and transactional matters before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Kay’s practice was concentrated in the areas of large corporate liability and intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters, governmental relations including lobbying before state regulatory agencies and the Utah State Legislature, and licensing and intellectual property matters in foreign countries. He has represented companies in negotiating licenses, sale of technology, supply contracts and practice of intellectual property both abroad and in the United States. Kay also served as co-counsel to the Board of Directors of a major national corporation in a shareholder derivative action brought by a dissident shareholder. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Our husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Kay S. Cornaby ("K"), 77, passed away peacefully at home on November 25, 2013, surrounded by his family, after gallantly enduring several years of declining health. K was born on January 14, 1936 in Spanish Fork, Utah to Hilda Stoker and Sterling Arthur Cornaby. He is the oldest brother to two sisters. He graduated from BY High School in the Class of 1954. He continued his studies at Brigham Young University. Those studies were put on hold to honorably serve in the LDS East German mission from 1956-59. Post mission, he graduated in 1960 with a BA degree in Chemistry from BYU. K then returned to Germany for three years where he served as an Army counter-intelligence officer, toured with a friend as a concert pianist, and studied international law at the University of Heidelberg. He continued his love of the law when he returned to the US, graduating from Harvard Law School in 1966. While at Harvard, his sister introduced him to Linda Rasmussen. They were married in the Salt Lake City Temple on July 23, 1965. Together they raised five children whom K counted as his greatest accomplishments. After law school, K and Linda moved to New York City for three years where he practiced international and intellectual property law on Wall Street before moving his practice back to Salt Lake City, Utah. Eventually he joined the law firm of Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough as a partner. He retired in 2012. K served as a Utah State Senator from 1977-90 (Majority Leader 1983-1984). He was a real leader known for his integrity and ability to reach across party lines. He was an Honorary Colonel for the Utah Highway Patrol. His passion for civic and community service continued as he served on many boards, including: National Commission on Uniform State Laws, Center for the Study of Youth Policy at the University of Michigan, Utah State Judicial Conduct Commission, Utah State Sentencing Commission, Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Utah Federal Court ADR Panel, Martin Luther King, Jr./Human Rights Commission, Harvard Alumni/Law School Associations of Utah, Council of Legal Advisors to the Republican National Committee, U of U Graduate School of Social Work, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah, Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau, Utah Symphony & Opera Company, and KUER-KUED Public Television and Radio. Though he received countless awards and honors during his career, his children will remember him most for his quick wit, quiet strength, unconditional love, and unwavering commitment to his family, community and church. A faithful member of the LDS church, he served in many capacities, but found greatest joy in his callings as a teacher. Survived by his wife, Linda; his children Alyse (Kyle) Christensen, Derek Cornaby, Tara (Eric) Cornaby Perreca, Heather Cornaby, and Brandon Cornaby; eight grandchildren; and his sister, Gayle (Reed) Petersen. Preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Suzanne Tanner. A viewing will be held on Sunday, December 1, from 5 -7 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 2, at 11 a.m. at the Olympus Hills Ward, 4176 Adonis Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah, with a viewing from 9:45-10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS Missionary Fund, the Utah Highway Patrol, or KUER-KUED. [Deseret News, November 30, 2013] - See more at: Kay S. Cornaby ~ ~ ~ ~ 2009 NEWS ARTICLE: The membership of the Utah Sentencing Commission saw many changes in 2009. Most significantly, the Commission said goodbye to its Chair, former State Senator Kay S. Cornaby. He was appointed to the Commission by Governor Leavitt in 2002, and has served as the Chair of the Commission since that time. Kay brought a wealth of knowledge, experience, and perspective to the Commission and led the Commission through many difficult and significant issues. The Commission wishes to thank Kay for his contribution to both the Commission and the State of Utah -- will miss his sense of humor, experience, and leadership. [Utah Sentencing Commission, December 2009] ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS FATHER'S OBITUARY: Our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Sterling A. Cornaby, died October 28, 1990, in Provo, Utah. He was born in Spanish Fork, Utah, May 2, 1909, to Samuel Hollingsworth and Charlotte Sterling Cornaby. He married Hilda Stoker May 3, 1934, in the Salt Lake Temple. Attended school in Spanish Fork, and graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in accounting in 1931. He was an employee of Geneva Steel Co. for 35 years. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.He was a member of the Utah Historical Society and enjoyed Western and Utah history and art. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fly fisherman. His family and friends will miss his wonderful sense of humor. Survivors include: His wife, Hilda; one son, two daughters, Kay S. Cornaby and wife, Linda, and Gayle C. Peterson and husband, Reed, all Saltl Lake City; Suzanne C. Tanner and husband, Robert, Orem; he had 11 grandchildren that were the joy of his life. Also survived by brothers and sisters, Leslie, Port Angeles, Washington; Afton (Mrs. Edward C. Allen), Sandy; Wayne, Pleasant Grove; Robert A., Orem; Ruth (Mrs. Boyd Medlin), California. Funeral will be Wednesday, October 31, 1990, at 12 noon, at the Edgemont 7th Ward, 555 East 3250 North, Provo, Utah. Join with the family at Berg Mortuary, 185 East Center, Provo, on Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, at the ward, one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Spanish Fork Cemetery. [Deseret News, Tuesday, October 30, 1990 ~ ~ ~ ~ NEWS ARTICLE: Former Utah Sen. Kay Cornaby, a compassionate conservative, dies. By Paul Rolly, The Salt Lake Tribune. When the Republican-dominated Legislature passed the largest tax increase in Utah's history in 1987, one of its most-respected veterans, Sen. Kay Cornaby, R-Salt Lake, stood on the floor and warned lawmakers they would pay the price if they messed with the income tax. They did and they paid, said Sen. Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, remembering the wisdom and forcefulness of Cornaby, who died Monday at age 77 after a long illness. In fact, Hillyard recalled, raising the income tax that year nearly cost Republican Gov. Norm Bangerter his re-election in 1988. It was one of many examples of Cornaby's insight and political acumen, according to former colleagues, including Bangerter, who almost became a rival of Cornaby in 1984. "Kay was majority leader of the Senate when I was speaker of the House," said Bangerter, who parlayed his position into a successful run for governor. "We worked well together and were able to accomplish some things between the Senate and House. He had a keen mind." But Cornaby was preparing to run against Bangerter for the GOP gubernatorial nod and, at one point, was considered the front-runner before he bowed out. "We always were friends," Bangerter said. Cornaby, a patent and intellectual-property attorney who studied at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and earned a law degree from Harvard, was a longtime associate attorney for the law firm of Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough. After holding several positions in the Utah Republican Party, he was appointed by Democratic Gov. Scott Matheson in 1977 to fill the vacant seat in Senate District 7, covering Salt Lake County's east bench. He won election to that seat in 1978 and remained in the Senate until his retirement in 1990. He was majority leader in 1983-84. "Kay was strong on conservative principles," former Sen. Richard Carling said, "but he wasn't an ideologue." Carling said Cornaby would listen to all sides and counted good friends among Senate Democrats. "My first year in the House, in 1987, I had sponsored one bill and I wanted it so badly to pass," said Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, who after 10 years in the House became a senator and rose to Senate president. "On the last day of the session, my bill was on the board in the Senate, and I watched as other bills kept getting pushed ahead of it. I was afraid the session would end and my one bill wouldn't even get a vote." So he turned to Cornaby, who moved to push Valentine's bill to the front and got it passed. "This is the first of many," Valentine remembered Cornaby telling him in encouragement. "Have a great legislative career." The bill in question: "Probate law amendments." Besides his business expertise, Cornaby took interest in laws intended to help troubled youths. He served at the Center for the Study of Youth Policy at the University of Michigan. He was honored as "legislator of the year" in 1980 by the Utah Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers for "consistently being at the forefront of social issues." A critic of the Utah Department of Corrections for locking up former inmates for minor parole violations, Cornaby nonetheless pushed for prison expansion. He also was a strong supporter of law enforcement and a member of the Honorary Colonels Association of the Utah Highway Patrol. Cornaby and his wife, Linda, have five children. [Salt Lake Tribune, November 27, 2013]

Crowther, Glenn Wintch [Glen]
Mesquite, Nevada US

Glen and Clair Crowther

Class of 1954. Glen W. Crowther [Glenn]. Track, Lettermen, Band, Chorus, Photography Club. BYU 1958. Married Clair. Parents: Israel Earl and Ruth Elizabeth Wintch Crowther. Their children: Earl James Crowther (m. Carma Deane Bell), Springville; Glenn (m. Clair) Crowther [BYH Class of 1954] of Mesquite, NV; Tom (m. Shirlene) Crowther [BYH Class of 1960] of Richfield, and Ted (m. Cleo) Crowther of Westpoint; Norma Jean Crowther (m. Jay) Ovard of American Fork, Dolores Crowther (m. Carl) Southwick of Boulder City, NV, and Lois Crowther [BYH Class of 1957] (m. Stewart) Benedict of Orem. One additional son, one additional daughter, now deceased @2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Glenn Wintch Crowther, age 79, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in St. George, Utah. He was born November 10, 1935 in Provo, Utah to Israel Earl and Ruth Elizabeth Wintch Crowther. On November 25, 1961 he married his sweetheart, Alice Claire Leavitt in the LDS St. George Temple. He was a long time resident of Mesquite, Nevada. Glenn grew up in Provo, Utah where he graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1953 [actually 1954]. He served as a missionary for the LDS Church, called to the Western Canada Mission. He attended Brigham Young University and Weber State where he studied sociology and counseling and earned his Master's degree in Education at Northern Arizona University. He was a school counselor and taught Special Education in Clark County, Nevada for over forty years, where he had a profound influence on many young men and women. Glenn lived a life of love and service to others. He served his community for many years on the volunteer ambulance and fire crew and worked as a BSA Leader where he helped many young men earn the rank of Eagle Scout and was honored with the BSA Silver Beaver Award. Working as a counselor for adult education, he created programs which helped countless people acquire their GED and brought the College of Southern Nevada satellite branch to Mesquite, which enabled many to advance their education and gain a college degree. He served in LDS bishoprics, he was a seminary instructor, and served as a Scoutmaster for many years. Glenn enjoyed restoring old cars, working on the farm, and above all spending time with his beloved family. He lived a life of humility, hard work, service, and compassion. He will be remembered by everyone who knew him for his generosity, loving kindness and homemade ice cream. Glenn is survived by his wife, Claire; one son and four daughters: Troy (Cheryl) of Las Vegas, NV; Krishyon (Tony) Young of Pembroke, MA; Jillette (Charles) Dayton of Cokeville, WY; Carolyn (Dan) Hunter of Maryville, TN; Gretchen (Steve) Olsen of Warren, OH; 23 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters: Norma Jean Ovard of American Fork, UT; Dolores Southwick of Alpine, UT; Lois Benedict of Orem, UT, Thomas (Shirlene) of Richfield, UT and Ted (Chloe) of Price, Utah. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Jimmy and Richard, one sister: Loree, and one great grandchild: Frederick Soderquist. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 21, at 2 p.m. at the Mesquite 3rd ward Whipple chapel. Visitation will be held at the Whipple chapel Friday, March 20, from 6 - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. prior to services. Interment will follow in the Mesquite City Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book at [Desert Valley Times, Mesquite, Nevada, March 17, 2015] Source

Darbro, Dorothy
8342 Van Buren Street
Midvale, Utah 84047-7545 US

Dorothy and Alan Dailey
  • Work: (801) 255-3674

Class of 1954. Dorothy Darbro. Chorus, Fauvines, Library Club, Notre Maison, Photography Club, Shorthand Club, Thespians. BYU 1957. Married Alan R. Dailey.

Davidson, Shirley Jean

Davidson, Shirley Jean
Provo, Utah US

Shirley and David Goodman

Class of 1954? Shirley Jean Davidson. [Note: Her photo does not appear in the Wildcat yearbooks with the senior class from 1953 to 1956.] Shirley Jean Davidson Goodman passed away February 11, 2005, from pancreatic cancer. She was born February 13, 1936, in Fort Bridger, Wyoming, to Peter Edward Davidson and Agnes Graham Davidson. She moved with her parents and 11 brothers and sisters to Provo, Utah. She graduated from B.Y. High and attended Brigham Young University. She was always an excellent student and loved to learn. She married David R. Goodman on January 5, 1955, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They had just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Shirley shared with her family and close friends her many talents, which included cooking, sewing, gardening, quilt making, dipping chocolates, canning, crocheting, crossword puzzles, and organizing. She held the attitude, "If it can be done, we'll find a way." She always kept a neat and orderly home and loved gospel principles. She was employed by Provo School District, working at Provost Elementary School as a lunch worker. She will be greatly missed by her husband, David R. Goodman, and their children: Jerri Lynn (Rick) Bigelow, Pocatello, Idaho; Karla (Mike) Mitchell, Sandy, Utah; Vicki (Jeff) Stulce, Springville, Utah; Ron (Ellise) Goodman, Springville, Utah; and her 15 adoring grandchildren and four great- grandchildren; and by her brothers, Melvin (Kaye) Davidson [BYH Class of 1951] and LeRoy Davidson [BYH Class of 1949]. Shirley was preceded in death by her twin daughter, Sharon Lee; her parents; brothers: Edward, Alfred, Lamar, Marlow, James, and Douglas; and sisters, Ruth Davidson and Deon Davidson [BYH Class of 1956] Banner. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 16, 2005 in Provo. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, February 13, 2005.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Peter Edward Davidson, born October 3, 1893 in Fairview, Utah; and Agnes Graham Davidson, born December 6, 1898 in Payson, Utah. They married on December 5, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had twelve children: 1. Edward Davidson. 2. Alfred "C" Davidson, born 1919 in Fort Bridger, Wyoming - died 1989 in Lyman, Wyoming. 3. James Amasa (Mary) Davidson, born 1920 in Fort Bridger, Wyoming - died 1996 in West Valley City, Utah. 4. Ruth Agnes Davidson, born 1923 in Fort Bridger, Wyoming - died in 1984 in Coeur D' Alene, Idaho. 5. LaMar Marion Davidson, born 1926 in Fort Bridger, Wyoming - died 1926 in Evanston, Wyoming. 6. Marlow Graham Davidson, born 1929 in Mountain View, Wyoming - died 1989 in Provo, Utah. 7. Douglas D. (Hattie) Davidson. 8. LeRoy Davidson [BYH Class of 1949]. 9. Melvin Davidson (Kaye) [BYH Class of 1951]. 10. Shirley Jean Davidson (David R. "Dick") Goodman [BYH Class of 1954?]. 11. Deon Davidson (Jack) Banner [BYH Class of 1956], born September 1, 1938 - died December 29, 2004. 12. ?

Dawson, Ray H.
8328 Roosevelt Street
Midvale, Utah 84047 US

Ray Dawson
  • Work: (801) 255-8600

Class of 1954. Ray H. Dawson. Chorus, Photography Club, Quill & Scroll, Debate, Short Plays, Childrens Theater, Student Council, Thespians, Legislative Forum, Yld Cat Newspaper Editor & Sports Editor. BYU BS Business Management 1960. University of Utah MS 1980.

Edwards, Robert W.
809 17th Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103 US

Robert Edwards
  • Work: (801) 521-7305

Class of 1954. Robert W. Edwards. Photography Club, Ski Club, Debate, Radio Reading, Childrens Theater, Scholastic Award, Thespians, Type Team, Short Plays, Quill & Scroll, Y'ld Cat Newspaper Editorial Editor, Graduation Committee. BYU BS Mathematics 1957.

Flygare, Wayne
533 W. 440 N.
Orem, Utah 84057 US

Wayne and Joan Flygare

Class of 1954. Wayne Flygare. Basketball, Baseball, Football, Track, Lettermen, Chorus, Short Plays. He married Joan. His sister is Dorathy Flygare, BYH Class of 1956.

Forsyth, Dixie

Forsyth, Dixie
587 E. 560 S.
Santaquin, Utah 84655 US

Dixie and Earl Burningham
  • Work: (801) 754-0165

Class of 1954. Dixie Forsyth. Chorus, Fauvines, Notre Maison, Shorthand Club, Childrens Theater, Shorthand Team, Thespians, Type Team, Yld Cat Newspaper, Quill & Scroll. Married Earl Burningham, BYH Class of 1954.

Gamett, Carolyn
258 E 200 N
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660-1862 US

Carolyn and Roy Jackson
  • Work: (801) 798-3613

Class of 1954. Carolyn Gamett. Chorus, Fauvines, Notre Maison, Shorthand Club, Thespians. BYU 1958. Married Roy Jackson. Parents: LaVell C. Gamett [teacher at BYH] and Fay Taylor Gamett, of Provo. They have four children, two sons and two daughters: Carolyn Gamett (Roy) Jackson [BYH Class of 1954), Spanish Fork; Joe T. (LeAnn) Gamett (BYH Class of 1957), Las Vegas, Nev.; Joyce Gamett (Stephen) Heaps [BYH Class of 1966], Salt Lake City; and Daryl C. (Kaye) Gamett [BYH Class of 1970], Orem.

Gehring, Dixie Ann

Gehring, Dixie Ann
Orem, Utah US

Dixie and Charles Edwards

Class of 1954. Dixie Ann Gehring. Student Body Cheerleader, Assistant Librarian, Chorus Social Chair, Soph Cheerleader, Fauvines, French Club, Short Plays, Thespians. BYU 1958. Married Charles B. Edwards. Her parents: Paul Hermann Gehring and Belva Erikson Gehring. They had four children: Jay Earl (Yvonne) Gehring, Dixie Ann Gehring [BYH Class of 1954] (Charles) Edwards, both of Orem; Gloria Deane Gehring (Charles) Moake, and Dana Kaye Gehring [BYH Class of 1960- Honorary] (Daniel) Openshaw, both of Provo. @1996 @2005 @2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Dixie Ann Gehring Edwards. Our beautiful, wise, devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and dear friend, peacefully returned to her Heavenly Parents and Savior on the afternoon of July 9, 2020. She was surrounded in love by her five living children, Douglas, Lauren, Jeffrey, Lisa and David Brooks. She was joyfully reunited with Charlie, her sweetheart of 55 years, and her baby boy, Gregory Charles, who passed away during childbirth. What a sweet and tender mercy it is for those she has left behind to know that she faithfully endured to the end, and is now wrapped in the arms of those she loved and dearly missed. Dixie was born on May 22, 1936 to Paul Hermann and Belva Erickson Gehring, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a long-awaited blessing for her parents, being born twelve years after the birth of her brother, Jay, who she lovingly called “Bubby”, and nine years after her sister, Gloria, who she often called “Glory”. Jay, who had hoped for a baby brother, exclaimed upon meeting her, “Gee, did you have to take the first one they showed you?!” Dixie spent her childhood years in the Sugar House district of Salt Lake City. She was adored by everyone in the family, especially her dear father. Her Grandmother Erickson once asked her son-in-law, “What are you going to do, Paul, when she asks for the moon?” Her doting daddy replied, “Try to get it for her, I guess.” Five and a half years after her birth, her parents gave her a baby sister, Dana Kaye. Dixie denied ever being told that she would have a new sibling. So she did what any self-respecting little 5-year old would do - she packed some clothes in a brown paper bag and announced to the family she was leaving. On December 7, 1941, Dixie’s world changed forever. With the advent of World War II, her brother Jay would enlist into the military a year later. She recalled a vivid memory of her mother fainting dead after walking through the front door of their home, having taken their only son to Fort Douglas, where he was loaded onto trucks with other 18 and 19 year old boys and driven away. At such a tender age, she began to take upon herself the worry and care of those around her. The war years were very defining for her, and for who she would become. The summer after her fifth grade year, Dixie and her family moved forty-five miles south to the sleepy little college town of Provo. She went, as she described it, “kicking and screaming”. Life was very different in Provo, but in the seventh grade, she found her niche at BY High. There she made lifelong friends in the Sub Deb Club, sang “C’est Si Bon” to rapturous applause, and broke many a boy’s heart with her beauty and confidence. She was also a cheerleader with her best friends Gloria Unger Oaks and Carmen Brandley Hamilton, and gleefully recalled how she could do the splits, though not the Chinese kind. She absolutely loved her years at BY High, and described them as a “singularly, wonderful time.” Dixie graduated in the BYH Class of 1954. After high school, Dixie transitioned to Brigham Young University and enrolled in the School of Nursing. She had a plan for her life, and expected it to go in a well-ordered way. What she did not expect was to meet a young man from New York. She was introduced to him by his step-brother, who worked at the same hospital as Dixie. Charlie was different from anyone she had ever known or dated, and had a line that was well practiced (which she claims to have spotted right away). He was five and a half years older than she, a fact that did not escape her worried mother, who said: “That’s not a boy, that’s a man!” Though she tried to remain aloof, Dixie was attracted to his charm, sophistication and good looks. She told her friends that she would go with him until he really liked her, and then drop him. She never did. Dixie and Charlie were married on July 13, in Provo, and thus began the phase of her life that was most important to her. The young couple soon welcomed their first son, Douglas Bruce. They were delighted with him! As with most young couples, they were poor in those days, but they had their baby and each other. Dixie’s intent to return back to school was dashed after seeing her doctor for feeling “wasted”. A phone call the next day brought the news that a new baby would be joining the family ten months after the first. Randi Lauren was on her way. Along with her impending birth came one of the most treasured experiences of Dixie’s life. A month before Laurie was born, Dixie, Charlie and baby Douglas were sealed as an eternal family in the Salt Lake Temple. This new baby would be born under the new and everlasting covenant. Dixie felt at peace with her Heavenly Father. This peace would carry her through one of the hardest experiences of her young life. Christmas night of 1959 found Dixie overcome with a feeling of sadness, and she began to cry uncontrollably. She had the distinct feeling that she was mourning, but for what? The following January, she delivered a beautiful baby boy, Gregory Charles. He never took a breath, having returned to his Heavenly Father sometime during the birthing process. Unable to find lasting comfort, Dixie turned to her Savior. She gratefully acknowledged in later years that this is where her real testimony of His gospel began. The death of her baby son taught her not just sympathy, but true empathy for others. In time, Dixie saw this sacred experience as a tender teaching moment from her Heavenly Father and His Son. She expressed that when she left this earth, that precious spirit would be the one she would be most anxious to see. We rejoice that she has now met the son she longed to hold, and can only begin to imagine her indescribable joy! Jeffrey Scott joined the family 15 months later, in April 1961. His birth was an act of mercy from Father in Heaven. From the moment she found out she was pregnant, Dixie prayed that the Lord would help her and that the labor and delivery would not be as difficult as the previous ones had been. The Lord heard and answered her prayer. Of her six deliveries, Jeffrey’s was the easiest despite weighing in at a whopping 10 lbs., 5 oz. and 23 ˝ inches long! In the summer of 1963, and one day after Charlie’s birthday, Lisa Pauline was born. At 6 weeks old, Dixie took Lisa for a routine checkup, and while dressing her after the doctor’s examination, the entire office staff came into the room. One of the assistants exclaimed, “Dr. Smith said if we wanted to see an extraordinarily pretty baby, to come and see your baby girl.” Dixie and Charlie created beautiful babies, and everyone knew it. May of 1967, exactly one week after Dixie’s thirty-first birthday, David Brooks, the baby of the bunch, joined the family. His labor was the longest and most strenuous, and Dixie was told by her doctor that he would be the last baby, and he was. Dixie and Charlie’s family was complete with four precious sons and two darling daughters. A year after David’s birth, Charlie and Dixie bought a home in Orem, Utah, where they lived happily for fifty-plus years. They moved to the neighborhood on the suggestion of dear friends Sidney and Joy Gilbert. Sid and Joy were their next door neighbors in their previous home, and had gently and lovingly nurtured them in the gospel. Their influence on the young couple, and the enduring friendship they shared, would help lay the foundation on which Dixie and Charlie would build their family. Dixie worked diligently to create a lovely home environment for her husband and children, and it was a haven where they made many precious memories. Both she and Charlie were big on traditions. She always subscribed to the old axiom, “If you make a child happy once, you make him happy many times hence, by the memory of it.” Chief among these happy memories were the magical, “over the top” Christmas Eve gatherings! They are the stuff of legend in both the immediate and extended families. Wonderful experiences also include family cookouts, summer trips to the beach house on Balboa Island, picnics and fishing at Tibble Fork, Easter Egg hunts, personalized chocolate Valentine hearts, chili on Halloween (with Dixie as the Wicked Witch and Lauren in the role of Igor), playing Ghost in the Dark, attending Doug’s school plays, Lauren and Lisa’s recitals, Jeff’s basketball games and Dave’s band concerts. In short, her family has been the focus and the greatest joy of her life! If Dixie thought life was good, it was nothing compared to the joy she felt as beloved in-law children joined the family through marriage. Then the grandchildren arrived, starting with Brian Richard Waite in 1981. Nineteen grandchildren followed, culminating with Charles Brooks Edwards in 2015. Brian, Michael, Ashlee, Whitney, Courtney, Gregory, Alex, Jared, Erica, Jordan, Kristopher, Rachel, Rebecca, Shawn, Corey, Marin, Scott, Brett, Bradley and Charlie are the crowning jewels of her life, and she relished each one as they were born. She fully expected to love her grandchildren, but what she didn’t know, until she laid eyes on baby Brian, was that the love she felt was the very same love she had for each of her children. She loved each of them “best” and up until a few months ago, would still get down on her hands and knees to play cars with the youngest grandbaby (who was born shortly before her 80th birthday), and dutifully made Mac and Cheese when requested, which was often. Dixie absolutely adored being Grandma/Mimi! Above all, Dixie cherished the gospel of Jesus Christ and her membership in His church. She loved her Heavenly Father and His Son with her whole heart and soul. She and Charlie faithfully served in many church callings throughout their years together, and particularly held sacred the nine years they served as ordinance workers in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. She loved being a temple worker, and tasted such great spiritual joy. She described it as the highlight of her church service. After Charlie’s death in 2011, her dear friend from high school, Carmen Hamilton, taught Dixie the ins and outs of family history work. She spent countless hours at the computer, preparing and submitting names for temple work so individuals can progress in the next life, and families can be sealed together forever. Dixie submitted tens of thousands of names for temple work, and there is no doubt in her family’s mind that she is being sought out and thanked for her dedicated service to those beyond the veil. Dixie was a gifted writer, and has left her family with words she wrote in poetic, short story, and life history form, often imparting sage advice and wise counsel with humor and good will. Her last words of wisdom to her precious ones are these: “Life is hard, it was never meant to be easy. Easy would teach no lessons and provide no tests. Each of you will have rough spots. Endure them, learn from them, and overcome them. Don’t let them defeat you. My prayer for each of you is that you can endure the hard tests and find much joy along the way. Know that I love you. I am so grateful to have been your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.” Dixie leaves to carry on her legacy of love and devoted service, her children Douglas and Lori Edwards, Lauren and Brian Waite, Jeffrey and Kathy Edwards, Lisa and Robert Carlson, and David and Sheri-Ann Edwards; 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; her sister Dana Kaye Gehring Hayward, and many nieces and nephews she loved and cherished. In tender and symbolic mercy, Dixie will be united in mortality once again with her beloved Charlie. She will be laid to rest next to him, and their baby son, in the Provo City Cemetery on Monday, July 13, 2020. It will be their 64th wedding anniversary. Per Dixie’s request, private funeral services will be held in the care of Walker Sanderson Funeral Home. We love you Mom, and are thrilled you are reunited with Dad, Gregory Charles, your dear mother and daddy, big brother and sister, and many other family members! Your faithful example as a deeply devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend will guide our lives until we meet again. Source ~ ~ ~ ~ HER HUSBAND' OBITUARY: Our precious husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Charles "Charlie" Edwards left us on the morning of February 17, 2011, after a decades long struggle with the ravages of diabetes, heart disease and kidney failure. The final months of his life were particularly trying but he bore those trials with faith and forbearance. His example of true bravery will bless his posterity forever. He is now with family and friends who preceded him in death, including an infant son, his birth mother, who passed away when he was three weeks old, many beloved family members and friends, and hosts of direct line ancestors for whom Charlie provided the saving ordinances of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We know his was a joyous welcome home. Charlie was born on August 14, 1931, in Staten Island, New York, the only child of Ben and Randi Olsen Edwards. Upon the death of his young mother, Charlie was taken into the home of his maternal grandparents, Gustav and Paulina Olsen, (Mom and Pop) where he was loved and nurtured by numerous Tantes and Oncles, (aunts and uncles) in a loving and close knit Norwegian society. His was a happy childhood. The Korean War was the impetus of Charlie's enlistment in the Unites States Air Force after his high school graduation. He fully expected to serve in Korea but was sent to Germany for four years instead. He loved the experience. From his stepbrother, Charlie heard good things about a school in the West (Brigham Young University). He journeyed to Provo, Utah, where he enrolled at BYU and graduated with a major in accounting. It was in Provo that Charlie's life changed forever. He met a young LDS girl, Dixie Ann Gehring, whom he wooed and wed. He was drawn to her faith, explaining that the Church answered many questions for which other religions had provided no satisfactory answers. He felt, as he expressed it that he had "come home." He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and embraced it with his whole heart. His marriage to Dixie was sealed in the Salt Lake Temple shortly before the birth of their second child in 1957. From that day and for the rest of his life, Charles Edwards was a devoted member of his church, serving in numerous leadership positions, (including the office of bishop) and gently loving less active members into full activity. Charlie and Dixie particularly loved their nine years of service as ordinance workers in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. They described those years as a pure gift from the Lord and only left that service when Charlie suffered a second heart attack. Charlie was employed for many years at Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Company in the sales and procurement departments. He enjoyed his many associations there but he always considered his work as simply a means to support his family. His Church and his family were his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, an infant son, Gregory Charles Edwards and many other family members from his birth family and from the Gehring in-law family who made Charlie their own. He is survived by his wife, his children, Douglas Bruce Edwards (Lori Elison), Lauren Edwards Waite (Brian), Jeffrey Scott Edwards, (Kathy Goedde), Lisa Edwards Carlson (Rob), and David Brooks Edwards (Sheri Ann Soong). He leaves his eighteen adored grandchildren and a nineteenth grandson who will join the family on March 1st and four great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Charlie's Hearts for Hospice caregivers, Ryan, Megan and Brittany. You made a hard time easier. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2011, in the Orem Sharon 3rd Ward Chapel, 430 South 700 East, Orem. Friends are welcome to visit with the family Monday evening, February 21st, from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem and Tuesday morning from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be held at the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at: [Provo Daily Herald, Sunday, February 20, 2011]

Gibby, Joyce Ann
1614 South 3450 East
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660-8945 US

Joyce Willis
  • Home: 801-473-5616

Class of 1954. Joyce Ann Gibby. Chorus, Fauvines, Notre Maison, Photography Club, Shorthand Club, Legislative Forum, Debate, Short Plays, Childrens Theater, Thespians. Joyce first married Max Jones, BYH Class of 1954. After he died in 1969, she married ________ Willis. @2008

Graham, Rulon Alvin

Graham, Rulon Alvin
Springville, Utah US

Rulon and Alice Graham

Class of 1954. Rulon A. Graham. Band, Debate, Short Plays, Childrens Theater. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Rulon Alvin Graham passed away on December 18, 2016 due to complications from his 25 year battle with Parkinsons disease. Rulon was born in American Fork on December 9, 1935 to Alvin and Laprele Graham. He grew up in Wallsburg and Provo, graduating from B.Y. High School in the Class of 1954. He served honorably in the U.S. Army as a Nike Radar Operator in Seattle from 1954 to 1956. On August 24, 1956, he married his high school sweetheart, Alice Thomsen in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Rulon worked at the Provo Post Office for 37 years as a Mail Carrier and later managing the postal fleet. Rulon will be remembered as a life long learner; from making his own telescope and his passion for learning about the universe, to building his own kayak, spending 2,000 hours building a model ship, making beautiful stained glass windows for his home, his adventures in mountain climbing and his passion for photography. He also loved sitting with friends and family playing games or figuring out a complex puzzle. Rulon lived a life of service. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving in several ward and stake callings. Early mornings would find him painting over graffiti on the high school wall, mowing a lawn for a sick neighbor, or fixing a sink at the church he noticed was leaking. No one ever knew who had done the work because for Rulon it was about service, not the recognition. To Rulon, a stranger was just a friend he had never met. To those who knew this gentle giant, he was the best husband, father and friend you could ever want and we were fortunate enough to have. He is survived by his wife Alice, sisters Delores and Nelda (Dale) and brother Riley, children Raymond, Karl (Tracy), Bryan (Carolyn) and JennyLind (David), 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held on December 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Hobble Creek Stake Center, 555 South Averett Avenue, Springville, Utah. A viewing for friends and family will be held Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 200 South 200 East, Springville, Utah. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah. Condolences may be sent at [Provo Daily Herald, December 21, 2016]

Grimmett, Karen
2444 South Fairway Drive
Spanish Fork, Utah 84660 US

Karen Quarnstrom
  • Work: (801) 798-7509

Class of 1954. Karen Grimmett. Fauvines, Debate, Childrens Theater. BYU BS Physical Education 1959. Married Blaine Quarnstrom.

Harding, Neal D.
221 South 1100 East
Orem, Utah 84097 US

Neal Harding
  • Work: (801) 226-6035

Class of 1954. Neal D. Harding. Basketball, Football, Assistant Librarian, Band, Library Club, Thespians. BYU BS Accounting 1960. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Judge Heber Maurice Harding, former Mayor of Provo, Utah. Two wives: Marva Booth, married in 1919 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died in 1923. He second married Montez Davies in 1928 in Logan, Utah, and she was still living at Judge Harding's death in 1994. Judge Harding's children: John Bruce Harding (Orva); Richard Lyman Harding (died as an infant); Lloynel Harding [BYH Class of 1941], of Orem, Utah; Robert Harding of Bakersfield, California; Marjorie Harding Donnelly, of Grants Pass, Oregon; Neal D. Harding [BYH Class of 1954], of Bakersfield, California; Liane Harding [BYH Class of 1957], of Sandy, Utah. [As of October 2, 1994]

Hart, John A.
5197 Wesley Road
Salt Lake City, Utah 84117-6625 US

John and Shauna Hart
  • Work: (801) 288-9998

Class of 1954. John A. Hart. Student Body Speech Manager. Band, Chorus, Library Club, Photography Club, Ski Club, Legislative Forum, Debate, Short Plays, Childrens Theater, Thespians Vice President. BYU BS Business Management 1961. New York University MS 1962. Parents: John W. Hart and Anna Boss Hart [BYH faculty member 1939 to 1968]. ~ ~ ~ ~ John is heading up the "Giving the Past a Future" project to remember the historic Lower Campus, and to honor BYH administrators, faculty, staff & students from 1876 to 1968 with permanent displays at the Provo City Library at Academy Square. Contact John by telephone and/or email for additional information. @2009

Haws, Ida LorAnn

Haws, Ida LorAnn
Provo, Utah US

Ida Deveraux

Class of 1954. LorAnn Haws. [Ida LorAnn "Annie" Haws.] Chorus, Notre Maison, Shorthand Club, Legislative Forum, Debate, Short Plays, Childrens Theater, Thespians. Married I. L. "Jack" Deveraux. -- @2007 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Ida LorAnn (Annie) Haws Deveraux, 75, of Provo, passed away surrounded by her family on July 30, 2011. Ida was born May 12, 1936 in St. Johns, Aarizona, to Sterling and Ida Haws. She was raised in Provo, Utah and graduated from BY High in 1954. After graduation, she enlisted in the Air Force, where she met and married Jack Deveraux. Ida and Jack were married for 27 years and had four children; they later divorced. In all of their travels with the Air Force, Ida made many friends. Ida worked for Provo School District for 15 years where she enjoyed being a lunch worker. She often spoke of her coworkers and the children that she served. Ida loved to watch all sporting events, especially when her children and grandchildren were involved. Ida loved to cook, bake, sing, dance and crochet. Her children, grandchildren and friends were often the recipients of her creations. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and friends, whom she loved dearly. Ida was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed serving in many positions through the years. She was a great example of faith and prayer to her children and grandchildren. Ida is survived by her four children: Bill Deveraux, Santaquin, Utah; Sterling (Butch) and Cassandra Deveraux, Minot, North Dakota; Debbie and Kent Curtis, Payson, Utah; and Melody and Steve Oliphant, Santaquin, Utah; 20 Grandchildren, 19 Great-Grandchildren with one more expected in February; three sisters: Gertie Haws, Gwen Haws Lance, and Melva Haws Richardson; and one brother: Cyril Haws. She was preceded in death by her parents, two older brothers, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 11:00 am in the Provo Peak 10th Ward Chapel, 502 East 200 North, Provo, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the services, 9:30 - 10:45 am. Interment will be in the American Fork City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at [Provo Daily Herald, Tuesday, August 2, 2011]

Hickman, Kenneth R.
28166 Langside Ave
Canyon Country, California 91351-3807 US

Ken Hickman
  • Home: 661-298-2514

Class of 1954. Kenneth R. Hickman. Senior Class Vice President. Baseball, Basketball, Lettermen, Cabinet, Soph Class Vice President, Junior Class President, Quill & Scroll, Representative Boy, Shorthand Club, Wildcat Yearbook Business Manager. Senior Academy Award. BYU BS Accounting 1960. @2010

Higbee, L. LaMar
128 East 500 North
Orem, Utah 84057 US

LaMar and Sherrie Higbee
  • Work: 801-221-0299

Class of 1954. L. Lamar Higbee. He married Sherrie Patterick.

Houtz, Lyle R.
PO Box 2471
Sierra Vista, California 85636 US

Lyle Houtz
  • Work: (520) 378-1003

Class of 1954. Lyle R. Houtz. Band, All State Band. BYU BA Communications 1975. Alternate address: Lyle Houtz, 5317 S Sioux Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650-9213 - (520) 378-1003 ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Leslie Birch Houtz and Zona Chapman Houtz. Their children included: Worland Jay Houtz (Vona Roper-div; Jeannette Rogers) of Tooele, Utah; Duane Houtz; Blaine Houtz; Lyle Houtz [BYH Class of 1954]; and LaDonna Houtz Rawlings.

Hunt, Mary
3022 Danalda Drive
Los Angeles, California 90064 US

Mary "Jan" Hunt

Class of 1954. Mary Hunt. ~ ~ ~ ~ I began high school in L.A., but since my brother and several cousins were attending BYU, I was allowed to attend BY High for my 11th and 12th grades, and how great that was! My activities included Fauvines, Notre Maison (Sweetheart Queen Attendant), Ski Club Vice President, Spanish Club and Type Team, but most important were the many warm and welcoming friends I met during those two wonderful years. I returned to L.A. after graduation, got married, raised 3 sons, attended college, became an attorney, and also later received a masters in Chinese acupuncture and herbology, and a doctorate in Classical Chinese Medicine. @2011

Hymas, Marvin

Hymas, Marvin
Arleta, California US

Marvin and Beverly Hymas

Class of 1954. Marvin Hymas. Radio Physics Club President, Shorthand Club. Marvin married Beverly Harris. ~ ~ ~ ~ Marvin Hymas was born on November 5, 1935. He died of colon cancer on July 23, 2009, in Burbank, Los Angeles County, California.

Ivie, Carolann R.
1301 West 8th Street Unit 35
Mesa, Arizona 85210 US

Carolann Ivie
  • Work: (480) 615-2776

Class of 1954. Carolann R. Ivie. BYU BS Business Education and Administrative Management 1958.

Johnson, Gary Kent

Johnson, Gary Kent
1416 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE
Bellevue, Washington 98008 US

Gary and Joyce Johnson
  • Home: (425) 746-1098

Class of 1954. Gary Kent Johnson. Chorus, Photography Club, Debate, Radio Reading, Short Plays, Childrens Theater, Thespians President, Wildcat Yearbook Photographer, Y'ld Cat Newspaper. BYU BA 1958. Married Mary Joyce Crowther, BYH Class of 1955, on August 26, 1955, in Salt Lake City, Utah. They have one daughter and three sons: Mary Ann Johnson, Gary Kent Johnson, Brent James Johnson, and Jeremy Clyde Johnson. Joyce's parents: Ray Eldon Crowther and Sarah Nelda Beck Crowther. @2010

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