Class of 1954 H.S.



Class of 1954 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni
Jones, Max Lester

Jones, Max Lester
Provo, Utah 84606 US

Max and Joyce Jones

Class of 1954. Max Lester Jones. Oratory, Childrens Theater, Thespians. ~ ~ ~ ~ Max L. Jones was born on April 11, 1936 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Lester H. Jones and Ruth Lewis Jones. Max married Joyce Gibby, also BYH Class of 1954. They had three children. He was a barber and President of the Utah State Barber's Guild at the time of his death on March 3, 1969, at the young age of almost 33. His interment, Provo City Cemetery, Utah. @2008

Judd, Richard Clark

Judd, Richard Clark
Provo, Utah US

Richard (Pinky) Judd

Class of 1954. Richard "Pinky" Judd. Student Body Business Manager. Football, Track, Lettermen, Chorus, Debate, Short Plays, Childrens Theater. His parents: James Sevey Judd, Sr. and Claree Allred Judd. James Sevey Judd, Sr., also married Edna Bennion; and also Arlene Grey; and also Dawn. James Sevey Judd, Sr., had eight children: James Sevey Judd, Jr. [BYH Class of 1951) (JoAnn), Salt Lake City; Richard "Pinky" Clark Judd [BYH Class of 1954]; Craig Judd (dec.); Mariba Judd Jacobson [BYH Class of 1956] (Paul), Orem; Muriel Kanan (Mike), Arizona; Robert Judd (Deanna), Oregon; Steven Judd (Chris), Arizona; and David Judd (Sherry), Orem. Two stepchildren: Lois Farney, Cedar City; and Paul Mecham (Peggy), Morgan, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ Richard Clark Judd was born on August 5, 1936 in Delta, Utah. He died on June 19, 1957. Interment, Provo City Cemetery.

Keeler, Kathleen
491 West 870 South
Orem, Utah 84058-3328 US

Kathleen and Floyd Murphy
  • Work: (801) 224-2191
  • Home: 801-224-3359

Class of 1954. Kathleen Keeler. All State Band, All State Orchestra, Band, Chorus, Fauvines, Shorthand Club, Oratory, Short Plays, Childrens Theater, Thespians, Type Team, Graduation Committee. BYU BA 1959. Married Floyd Murphy. Her parents: Joseph Jensen Keeler [BYH Class of 1931?] and Virginia Bowles Keeler; they had five daughters and one son: Kathleen Keeler Murphy [BYH Class of 1954], Mary Anne Keeler Jolley [BYH Class of 1957], Marie Keeler Blanchard, Claudia Keeler Pickering [BYH Class of 1964], Janice Keeler Butler [BYH Class of 1968], and George Brent Keeler. @2010

Killpack, Weston Foote
1434 W. Homecoming Avenue
South Jordan, Utah 84095 US

Weston and Lois Killpack
  • Work: (801) 253-4142

Class of 1954. Weston Killpack. Chorus, Photography Club Vice President, Legislative Forum, Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, Short Plays, Childrens Theater, Thespians. BYU BS Secondary Education & Teachers Certificate 1962. BYU MA Religious Education 1970. Weston Foote Killpack, born in Provo, Utah, to Lovell Albert Killpack, Sr., and Hazel Foote [BYH Class of 1923] Killpack, married Lois Arlene Pope, parents of four children. Members of the South Cottonwood 7th Ward, South Jordan Utah River Ridge Stake. He has served as president of the Canada Vancouver/Alaska Anchorage Mission, stake president's counselor and high councilor; a former benefits manager for the Church Educational System. Sister Killpack was born in Pocatello, Idaho, to Archie Glen and Fern Croshaw Pope. She is a former stake Relief Society president's counselor, ward Relief Society president's counselor, and ward Young Women president. -- His parents: Lovell Albert Killpack, Sr., and Hazel Foote [BYH Class of 1923] Killpack, married in 1924 in Salt Lake City. Their children: Lovell A. Killpack, Jr. [BYH Class of 1943] married Beverly J. Brown; Kenneth L. Killpack [BYH Class of 1949] married Doris Romboy; Weston F. Killpack [BYH Class of 1954] married Lois Arlene Pope; and Myra Killpack [BYH Class of 1966~Honorary] married Thomas Prince. A cousin of theirs was also a BYH graduate in the Class of 1953, Marjorie Killpack, married Darrell Bushnell.

Knight, Richard S.
4283 S. Hollow Road
Logan, Utah 84321-6329 US

Dick and Ruth Knight
  • Home: 435-245-7994

Class of 1954. Richard S. Knight. Senior Class Social Chair. Chorus, Junior Class Vice President, French Club Vice President, Ski Club President, Debate, Childrens Theater, Thespians. BYU 1958. ~ ~ ~ ~ UPDATE: I graduated from BY High in 1954, attended BYU for two years, then served for two years in the British Mission. I graduated from the University of Utah in 1961 with a major in psychology and a minor in economics. Then I taught at Olympus High School, worked as a social worker in Las Angeles while attending UCLA, then earned a PhD from the University of Michigan in 1972. I was a professor of Education and Psychology at Utah State University in Logan, Cedar City and Roosevelt from 1968 until 2006. I'm married to Ruth Hughes, and we have 3 children who are also teachers, and eight delightful grandchildren. I've had a great career and a wonderful life. @Oct 2017

Lant, Glenna
172 S. 500 W. ~ NBU 51-2
Blanding, Utah 84511-4220 US

Glenna and Dan Webb
  • Work: (435) 678-2550

Class of 1954. Glenna Lant. Student Body Vice President. Assistant Librarian, Fauvines, Notre Maison Reporter, Shorthand Club President, Debate, Humorous Readings, Shorthand Team. Married Dan Webb. @2007

Miller, Ranae
2558 North 1170 West
Clinton, Utah 84015 US

Ranae and Ronald Pickett
  • Work: (801) 825-9766

Class of 1954. Ranae Miller. Chorus, Fauvine, French Club, Notre Maison. Married Ronald D. Pickett. @2007

Millward, Richard

Richard Millward

Class of 1954. Richard Millward. Band, Debate. ~ ~ ~ ~ IS THIS? 1. Richard Millward, 13720 Homestead Lane, Riverton, Utah 84065 -(801) 254-6092? ~ ~ ~ ~ OR ~ ~ ~ ~ Richard D. Millward, 4212 Edward Drive, Holladay, Utah 84124 -(801) 272-6653.

Nichols, Shanna
%234 Hawkcrest Court
Novato, California 94949 US

Shanna Nichols

Class of 1954. Shanna Nichols. Chorus, Fauvines, Notre Maison, Photography Club, Shorthand Club. @2001

Oaks, Merrill C.
2051 N. Stadium Lane
Provo, Utah 84604-1813 US

Merrill & Josephine Oaks

Class of 1954. Merrill Oaks. Basketball, Football, Lettermen, All State Athletics, All State Band, All State Orchestra, Band, Drum Major, House of Representatives. Merrill Clayton Oaks was born on January 12, 1936 in Twin Falls, Idaho. His parents are Dr. Lloyd Oaks and Stella Harris Oaks. Dr. Lloyd Oaks died in 1940 of tuberculosis, leaving his young wife and three children: Dallin H. Oaks, eight at the time; Merrill; and their younger sister, Evelyn Oaks, now Mrs. H. Ross Hammond of SLC. Merrill was just four years old when his father passed away. For many years afterward, his mother raised her three children as a single parent, assisted by her own parents. “My testimony started at home with my mother,” says Elder Oaks. “She was a great human being and a great teacher. When she would pray, her conversation with Heavenly Father would be so direct and personal that I almost wanted to open my eyes to see if He was standing there listening.” Oaks spent most of his youth in Provo.Like his older brother, Dallin, he was a student at Brigham Young High School in Provo, where he excelled at basketball, and football. He was honored as an All State Athlete. He also played in the BYH band, was Drum Major, and was named to the All State Orchestra. He was a member of the BYH House of Representatives. He graduated in 1954. He spent most of the summers of his youth on the farm of his Grandfather Harris, south of Payson. He served a mission in Ontario, Canada, where, he says, his testimony “really blossomed” as he bore witness of the gospel and saw it change others’ lives. He went on to receive a bachelor of science degree at Brigham Young University in 1960 , and it was there he met his future wife, Josephine Ann Christensen, from Payson, Utah. They were married in September 1958. Her parents are McKay Christensen and Josephine Johnson Christensen, married in 1937 by Elder David O. McKay in Salt Lake City. Oaks earned a medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1963, interned at the University of Kentucky, and specialized in ophthalmology (eye surgery) at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. “If you let it, a medical education can challenge your testimony,” Elder Oaks says, “but after you work through that, you’re left with such a tremendous respect and awe for the human body and how it functions. You see God’s hand in its design and know that it did not happen by accident.” Josephine also graduated from BYU in 1960 with a BS degree in child development, family relations, and elementary education. She taught nursery school in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and has served as the president of the Utah County Medical Auxiliary, later chairing the community program Parent Skills Workshops in conjunction with Provo Schools Adult Education. Her profession is a homemaker. Through the years Elder Merrill Oaks has had the opportunity to travel throughout the world to instruct other doctors and medical students in ophthalmology. Often Sister Oaks and some of their children have accompanied him on these trips, which have included destinations such as Bahrain, China, and India.Merill and Josephine Oaks are the parents of 9 children. Merrill practiced ophthalmology in Provo for 29 years and served as president of the medical staff at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and president of the Utah Ophthalmology Society. He retired from the practice of ophthalmology in 1995 when he was called to serve as a mission president. Elder Oaks served twice as a bishop and has been a stake high councilor, counselor in the stake presidency, stake president, and president of the Washington Seattle Mission. In the April general conference of 1998, he was called as a General Authority in the Second Quorum of Seventy. Assignments included area presidency of the Southwest, Philippines, and Utah North areas. He was released in the October general conference of 2004 and currently serves as a Gospel Doctrine teacher and as a sealer in the Bountiful Temple. When asked how the gospel has affected his life, he replies, “The gospel is my life. I know that this is God’s work with absolute certainty.” Along with supporting her husband in his various callings, Josephine has also served as a ward and stake Primary president, ward Young Women’s president and counselor in stake Relief Society. She has conducted stake aerobics classes since her BYU certification as an instructor. Josephine studied the organ privately and served in that capacity wherever she has lived. She was Utah’s Young Mother in 1972 and then the National Young Mother of America. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS MOTHER: Stella Harris Oaks was born in Provo on July 27, 1906, and died in Salt Lake City on Jan. 8, 1980. She served two terms on the Provo City Council and was acting mayor for a short time. She was often referred to as "Provo City's Mother." She founded the Family Life Conference at BYU and headed up the Provo School District Adult Education program for 24 years. She raised three children as a young widow, including Elder Merrill Oaks, and Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church.

Oaks, Robert C.

Oaks, Robert C.
c/o LDS Church
50 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 US

Bob and Gloria Oaks
  • Work: (801) 240-1000

Class of 1954. Robert C. Oaks. Student Body President. Basketball, Baseball, Football, Tennis, Lettermen, Boys State, Chorus, Senate, Legislative Forum, Debate, Legislative Forum All State. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents: Charles E. Oaks and Ann Bonnett Oaks [BYH Class of 1932], married May 18, 1934. Their children included: Robert Oaks [BYH Class of 1954] (Gloria Mae Unger [also BYH Class of 1954]); Richard Oaks [BYH Class of 1960] (Kathy); Beverly Ann Oaks [BYH Class of 1964] (Del) Jensen; and Bonnie Oaks (Ty) Ripple. ~ ~ ~ ~ GENERAL ROBERT C. OAKS, Retired August 31, 1994. General Robert C. Oaks was Commander In Chief, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, and Commander, Allied Air Forces Central Europe, with headquarters at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. General Oaks was born in 1936. He grew up in Provo, Utah, where he graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1954. He entered the first class of the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1955 after attending Brigham Young University for a year. Prior to entering the Air Force, he served 18 months in the Utah National Guard. The general earned a bachelor of science degree from the academy in 1959 and a masters degree in business administration from Ohio State University in 1967. He completed the Naval War College in 1974. Upon graduation from the Academy he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He completed flight training at Bartow Air Base, Florida, and Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and received pilot wings in September 1960. The general then attended combat crew training at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, and Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. In September 1961 he transferred to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., as an F-100 pilot with the 524th Tactical Fighter Squadron. From April 1963 to June 1966 General Oaks was assigned to the 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron, first at Misawa Air Base, Japan; next, in August 1964, at England Air Force Base, Louisiana; and then, in November 1965, at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam. He flew 188 combat missions in F-100s in Southeast Asia. After completing his masters degree in August 1967, General Oaks was assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy as Air Officer Commanding, 23rd Cadet Squadron, and later as the Commandant of Cadets Executive for honor and ethics. In August 1970 the general became an F-111A flight commander with the 430th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing, Nellis Air Force Base. There he served as executive officer to the wing commander and as operations officer, 429th Tactical Fighter Squadron. In November 1971 he was assigned as commander of the 391st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. He completed Naval War College in June 1974 and was assigned to Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., as chief, Joint Plans and Policy Branch. During the next three years the general served as deputy chief, Global Plans and Policy Division; chief, Joint Policy Division; chief, International Relations Division; chief, Pacific-East Asia Division; chief, Europe-NATO Division; and deputy assistant for National Security Council matters, all within the Directorate of Plans, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations and Plans. He became chief, Regular and Reserve General Officer Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, in January 1977. In June 1977 he was assigned as assistant for general officer matters. From August 1979 to July 1981 General Oaks was assistant for readiness, U.S. Air Forces in Europe headquarters. In January 1981 he moved within the headquarters staff to be the assistant deputy chief of staff, operations. In July 1981 he became commander of the 86th Tactical Fighter Wing, also at Ramstein, and commander of the Kaiserslautern Military Community. He became director of personnel plans, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel, Air Force headquarters, in May 1983. In February 1985 he was assigned as assistant deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel. The general became commander of Allied Air Forces Southern Europe and deputy commander in chief, U.S. Air Forces in Europe for the Southern Area, headquartered in Naples, Italy, in October 1986. In June 1988 General Oaks became commander of Air Training Command with headquarters at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. He assumed his present position in June 1990. The general is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours, including more than 300 combat hours. His military awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with eight oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters, Combat Readiness Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with service star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with service star, Vietnam Service Medal with three service stars, Air Force Overseas Ribbon-Short, Air Force Overseas Ribbon-Long with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with six oak leaf clusters, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with service star, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was promoted to general July 1, 1990, with same date of rank. ~ ~ ~ ~ (February 1993) Robert C. Oaks was born February 14, 1936 in Los Angeles, California to Charles E. Oaks and his wife, Ann Bonnett. Robert was raised in Provo, Utah. Robert attended and graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1954, where he lettered in four sports. He had considered going on to Brigham Young University and then study law. He even considered going into politics but instead opted for the the new Air Force Academy so that he might continue his athletic career and receive flight training. He was in the first class to graduate from the Air Force Academy and earned a Bachelors degree in Military Science. Later, he went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from Ohio State University. He also attended the Naval War College. Robert met Gloria Mae Unger [BYH Class of 1954] as a youth, when she came forward to compliment him on a two and a half minute talk he had given. The two became fast friends and starting dating in High School. After his graduation from BY High School, he married her in the Salt Lake Temple. They have six children. Robert pursued a career in the United States Air Force, a career that was almost cut short in Viet Nam. On a mission over the Mekong Delta, Roberts plane was hit. He tried to guide the stricken aircraft back to base even after his wing man reported he was streaming flames, but when the controls went mushy, he was forced to eject. He suffered a hard landing when his chute had difficulty opening, and was knocked unconscious. Upon awakening, he found he was surrounded... by water buffalo on the ground and F-100s in the air. His friends flew cover for him until a helicopter arrived to pick him up. Robert stayed in the Air Force after the conflict and climbed the ranks rapidly, eventually being promoted to the rank of General. His assignments, in addition to Vietnam, included Florida, Nevada, Korea, back to the Air Force Academy, this time as a faculty member, then Germany, Italy, Texas, and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. After thirty-five years in the Air Force, he retired in 1994, wearing four stars on each shoulder. Following his retirement he was employed at U.S. Airways as Senior Vice President. Many career military men find difficulty finding the proper balance between the demands of the military and service to the Lord. Robert overcame any such difficulty he might have faced. He served as Gospel Doctrine teacher eleven times during his military career. He also found time to serve as a counselor to a branch president, counselor to a district president, counselor to a mission president, counselor to a bishop, Stake Missionary, and Stake High Councilor. After leaving the service he was called as Stake President of the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania North Stake. It was while serving a Stake President that he was called into full-time church service. He was ordained a Seventy and called into the Second Quorum of the Seventy in April of 2000. ~ ~ ~ ~ 2000 CHURCH NEWS ARTICLE: New General Authority: Value, price of freedom appreciated by retired U.S. Air Force general. By John L. Hart, Church News staff writer. ~ Elder Robert C. Oaks, sustained April 1, 2001 to the Second Quorum of the Seventy, has spent his life appreciating freedom and the blessings of the Book of Mormon's land of promise. A boy from Provo, Utah, who grew up to be a general in the United States Air Force, Elder Oaks knows the price and value of freedom. "I have learned that freedom has a taste; it is a tangible reality," he said. "One of the great blessings of my 35 years in the Air Force was the opportunity to grow to truly love freedom." His mother, Ann Bonnett Oaks, often read poems and stories that gave him a great appreciation for books and were the cornerstone of his respect for all people, regardless of their station in life. His father, Charles, taught him to work hard, and also took him fishing and hunting. A testimony came as part of his childhood learning. "I can't ever remember not believing," he said. "I went to Primary and Sunday School and I can tell you what chair I was sitting in when I first heard the story about David and Goliath. I grew up in the total surrounding environment of the Mormon community, and the testimony emerged." Elder Oaks praised his teachers, most of whom were members of the Church at the local elementary school and Brigham Young High School, where he lettered in four sports. "I had stimulating teachers who would not tolerate my normal childish misbehavior, nor would they ostracize me for it. Rather, they would correct me and send me on my educational way. I value that. I have maintained an excitement to learn all of my life." He once had aspirations to be an attorney, and even to go into politics, but chose instead to attend the Air Force Academy where he could play football and become a pilot. He and his wife, Gloria, met in Church as youngsters. She first noticed him when he gave a two-and-a-half minute talk in Sunday School, and they became friends. Robert and Gloria started dating in high school and were married in the Salt Lake Temple after his graduation from the Air Force Academy on June 10, 1959. Callings and responsibilities in the Air Force often came together for the young officer. In Nevada, he was called to the bishopric of a newly formed ward, and designated as squadron operations officer almost the same week. "All weekend we, the bishopric, were interviewing people for staffing in the ward, and all week I was re-organizing the functions of the squadron. I found the Church model [of interviewing] extremely useful." During his military career, the family moved 26 times. "We lived in Japan, Germany and Italy, and in all corners of America, from Rhode Island and Florida to Nevada and Idaho, and a lot of places in between," he said. Once, while waiting for assignment after he had become a brigadier general, the family stayed at his parents' home in Provo. Finally, a telephone call informed him that he had been assigned to Germany. "I went in to tell the kids. All six of them were sitting around a table -- these were high school and grade school children who would have to leave their schools." He told them they were going to overseas to Germany. There was a long silence, then their 7-year-old said, "Hey -- you can get Adidas shoes in Germany for $15." "The rest said, 'Yea! Let's go to Germany!' We never did find any $15 Adidas, but the family loved Germany." Despite his transiency, he has always held Church callings, including serving as a Gospel Doctrine teacher 11 times. He not only teaches the importance of freedom, but also that it has a high priority. "Freedom has radiated out of our country through the military, through our diplomacy, through our moral leadership that we have expressed in so many ways -- through our willingness to step forward and sacrifice our lives and our blood to preserve that freedom and the freedom of other people." Again, he speaks from personal experience. In 1966 he was in Vietnam flying combat missions. One early morning he was awakened and asked to fly in place of a friend who had been drinking. "I said, 'Sure.' I love to fly." He was the flight leader of four F-100s sent to the Mekong Delta to knock out machine guns hidden in banana trees along the edge of rice paddies. After his first pass, a fire warning light showed on the control panel. "My wingman came up and said, 'You're on fire. You better get out.' So I headed toward the closest air strip but the wingman said, 'You are burning badly.' I was streaming fire about 20 feet behind the airplane. I didn't want to get out of the airplane where everything was so secure. But then the [control] stick kind of went limp. As soon as you are out of control it is easy, mentally, to eject. So I ejected -- a charge exploded under the seat. The parachute didn't open, and I was spinning so violently that I had the distinct feeling that my body couldn't stand this. Then the words of the memorized emergency procedures appeared [in my mind], just like a pull-down screen. I spread-eagled and stopped the spinning. I pulled the d-ring and got the parachute to open." His heavy emergency kit was supposed to fall free, but it remained attached and he fell on it, and, in landing on hard dirt of a dry rice paddy, injured his back and was briefly knocked unconscious. When he came to, he saw that "I was immediately surrounded by Vietnamese water buffalo, lowing." He was also surrounded, in the air, by seven F-100s that protected him until his rescue by helicopter a short time later. "It was a remarkable preservation experience," he said. "I knew God had preserved me in answer to my prayers and our family prayers." Although he retired from the Air Force in 1994, his new calling brings with it some reminders of his military service, particularly as he awaits a new assignment. He was called on a Thursday, and on Friday, he and Sister Oaks put their home up for sale. That was typically decisive, illustrative of the dedication of Robert and Gloria Oaks, always ready and eager to report for duty. [LDS Church News, Saturday, June 3, 2000.]

Opheikens, Lynne

Opheikens, Lynne
Chino Hills, California US

Lynne Ridge

Class of 1954. Lynne Opheikens. Chorus, Fauvines President, Childrens Theater, Thespians, Type Team. Married ____ Ridge. BYU BA 1958. @2007 ~ ~ ~ ~ HER DEATH NOTICE: We are sad to announce the death of Lynne Opheikens Ridge, at the age of 81, in Chula Vista, California in November 2016. Lynne grew up in Provo and some surrounding areas in Utah. We invite any family members and friends to join us in celebrating her life, at Sunset Heights Church 1105 West 600 South Orem, Ut., between the hours of 11am and 2:30pm. on January 7, 2017. [Provo Daily Herald, 5 January 2016] Her family: Tyler Ridge, Shari Ridge, Rochelle Cate, Michelle Ridge, Michael Ridge.

Ott, Renae
342 S. 250 E.
Orem, Utah 84058 US

Renae Ott

Class of 1954? Honorary? Renae Ott. [Name, photo did not appear with senior class in 1954 Wildcat yearbook.] @2001

Penrod, Karelyn
1960 Brooktree Way
Pleasanton, California 94566-5508 US

Karelyn and Lavere Adams
  • Work: (925) 846-1130

Class of 1954. Karelyn Penrod. Chorus, Fauvines, Quill & Scroll, Shorthand Club, Short Plays, Childrens Theater, Thespians, Type Team, Yld Cat Newspaper News Editor. BYU BS Elementary Education 1958. Married Lavere Adams.

Peterson, Charles Eric
9016 SW 275th Street
Vashon, Washington 98070 US

Charlie and Jan Peterson
  • Work: (206) 463-9142

Class of 1954. Charles Eric "Charlie" Peterson. Baseball, Assistant Librarian, Soph Class Secretary, Photography Club, Type Team, Wildcat Yearbook, Graduation Committee. Married Jan. His parents: Charles Eric "Chuck" Peterson of Ogden, Utah, and Harriet May Robison, married in 1935 in Chicago, Illinois. Owned and operated Chuck Peterson Motors, Provo, Utah, served as an exemplary civic leader. Their children: Charles Eric "Charlie" Peterson (Jan) [BYH Class of 1954] of Montrose, Colorado; Ida Joan Peterson [BYH Class of 1957] (Byron) Fisher of Springdale, Utah; Kent Davis Peterson [BYH Class of 1963] (Diane) of St. George, Utah; and Steven James Peterson [BYH Class of 1967] (Kathy) of Ephraim, Utah.

Peterson, Karl

Karl Peterson

Class of 1954. Karl Peterson. Football, Track, Lettermen, Chorus. ~ ~ ~ ~ IS THIS? Karl Douglas Peterson was born on May 24, 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His parents were Kenneth Jorgen Peterson and Lucille Stewart Peterson. Karl D. Peterson died on September 21, 1988 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His interment, Heber City Cemetery, Utah.

Peterson, Lydean
69 Heritage Blvd.
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada TIK 6T8 CA

Lydean and Kirk Klovansky

Class of 1954. Lydean Peterson. Her parents are Clifford "M" Peterson and Fauntella Russell Peterson. Lydean married Kirk James Klovansky. Kirk James Klovansky and Lydean Peterson Klovansky have two children: Curtis James Klovansky, and Shelley Dean Klovansky.

Phoenix, Robert
5800 S. 1185 E.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121 US

Bob Phoenix
  • Work: (801) 266-8791

Class of 1954? Honorary? Robert Phoenix. [Name, photo does not appear with senior class in 1954 Wildcat yearbook.] Robert J. Phoenix, Salt Lake City, UT 84121 @2007

Prestwich, Shirlene
1842 Countryside Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106-3246 US

Shirlene and Ray Martineau
  • Work: (801) 466-0278

Class of 1954. Shirlene Prestwich. Chorus, Fauvines, Notre Maison. Her parents were Horace Emerson Prestwich and Zipporah Varley Prestwich. Shirlene married Ray G. Martineau. --@2007

Redd, Charles Hardison (1954)
PO Box 278
La Sal, Utah 84530 US

Hardy and Sonya Redd
  • Work: (435) 686-2222, (435) 686-2321

Class of 1954. Charles Hardison "Hardy" Redd. Athletic Manager, Band, Bookkeeping Team, Cabinet, Lettermen, Childrens Theater, Thespians, Wildcat Yearbook, Spanish Club Vice President, Extemporaneous Speaking. Married Sonya. BYU 1958. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents and siblings: Charles Redd [BYH Class of 1911] and Annaley Naegle Redd, LaSal and Provo, Utah. Charlie and Annaley had eight children: Katheryn Anne "Kathy" Redd Mullins [BYH Class of 1952] (Gary), Solvang, California; Charles Hardison "Hardy" Redd [BYH Class of 1954] (Sonya), La Sal, Utah; Annaley Redd (died in infancy); Robert Byron Redd [BYH Class of 1957] (Mary), Provo, Utah; Paul David Redd [BYH Class of 1959] (Diane), Paradox, Colorado; Maraley Redd Rasmussen [BYH Class of 1961] (Richard), Winnetka, Illinois; Beverly Redd Woods [BYH Class of 1963] (Loyd), Mapleton, Utah; Regina Redd Mitchell [BYH Class of 1964] (James), North Salt Lake, Utah; Rebecca Sue Redd Lambert [BYH Class of 1968] (Brian), Mapleton, Utah. [as of 2000] ~ ~ ~ ~ Alternate address: Mr. Hardy Redd, Charles Redd Foundation, P.O. Box 247, La Sal, Utah 84530 ~ ~ ~ ~ Utah Forest Landowner Education Program Newsletter - Winter 2001 - In the fall of 2000 Hardy Redd was chosen by the Utah Forest Stewardship Committee for the Forest Landowners of the Year Award. Redd owns 1,680 acres of forest and rangeland in the Geyser Creek watershed on the eastern slopes of the La Sal mountains. The abundant mixture of forest and rangeland resources provides valuable wildlife habitat that supports deer, elk, bear and grouse. The property has been a part of the Redd family since 1965, and they have made a lifelong commitment to the conservation of its resources. In the late 1980s Redd contacted the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands for assistance in managing the forests on the property. A timber inventory was conducted as the first step toward developing a forest management plan for the property. The plan was to map a course of action to manage all of the natural resources on the property. Primary management objectives centered around the wise use and management of timber, cattle production and wildlife habitat enhancement. The plan was completed in 1992. Since then, numerous management practices have been completed, including timber harvesting, stand improvement, prescribed burning, erosion control and rangeland improvement. Hardy Redd’s interest in continuing his education is evidenced by his participation in conferences and his status as an active member of the Society for Range Management and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Redd also served as a Utah State legislator from 1979 to 1985. ~ ~ ~ ~ Utah State University officials announced Wednesday, May 19, 2004, the creation of one of the state's first religious studies programs geared toward understanding the world's major religions. The program will draw upon some existing courses in history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy and art in USU's College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, with the eventual goal to offer a degree in religious studies. The program was made possible by a $1.5 million donation from the Charles and Annaley Redd Foundation, which will help the USU hire its first chair in religious studies. Described as "a cowboy intellectual," Charles Redd, carved out a ranching empire in the arid lands of southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado. "My father was a well-read, free-thinking Mormon who regarded his religion with affection but who subjected its practice and theology to rigorous examination," said son and one of the foundation's trustees, Hardy Redd, "just like he did with the rest of his life." When asked why the Redd family chose to make a donation to support the study of religion, Hardy Redd said, "A well-educated person ought to have a basic understanding of each of the world's great religions." He added that his father was one who cherished the concept of free thinking and examination of things. USU history department head Norm Jones said the program is not about endorsing one religion over another. Its purpose is to reach an understanding about why people believe in one religion or another and what influence that has on cultures. "At the very least it helps us understand ourselves and different people," Jones said, adding that given the war in Iraq and global politics as they are, many world leaders could benefit from some religious understanding. Jones said once the religious studies degree is offered, USU will be the first state-run institution to offer such a degree. "We do not teach religion, we teach about religion," Jones said, who currently teaches a history of Christianity class. "We talk about what people do in the name of truth in which they believe. The world today is convulsed by religious conflicts. We really need to understand how these belief systems work." [Deseret Morning News, Thursday, May 20, 2004.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Email sent to lasalranch@frontiernet.net bounced back. @2010

Reinhold, Allen Kurt
590 North 200 East
American Fork, Utah 84003-1711 US

Allen Reinhold
  • Work: 801-756-3615

Class of 1954. Allen Kurt Reinhold. Assistant Librarian, Library Club, Ski Club, Wildcat Yearbook Art Editor & Silkscreen, Y'ld Cat Newspaper. BYU BA Art 1961. BYU MA Painting & Sculpture 1962. Illustrator for the five book series, Book of Mormon Stories, written by George Bickerstaff. ~ ~ ~ ~ His parents were Eric Reinhold and Lillian Violet Hansen Reinhold, married September 14, 1935 in Farmington, Utah. Their children included: Allen Kurt (Irene) Reinhold [BYH Class of 1954], American Fork; Deanne Reinhold, Spanish Fork; Brian DeLoy (Vickie) Reinhold, Roy; and Randall Kay (Nanette) Reinhold, Layton. @2004. ~ ~ ~ ~ Honored with Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award AMERICAN FORK, UT, January 29, 2018 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, has presented Allen Reinhold with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Reinhold has achieved many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes in his field. Individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. Retired from academia for more than 20 years now, Mr. Reinhold most recently taught as a professor of graphic design at Salt Lake Community College from 1985 to 1996. His artistic abilities, which have been apparent for much of his life, have also been on display as the owner and freelance artist of Allen Reinhold Art & Design Studio in American Fork, Utah, since 1962, which is still currently thriving today. Born in Salt Lake City, Mr. Reinhold attended Brigham Young High School, graduating in the Class of 1956. He later earned a BA in Art in 1962, and MA in Painting and Design in 1963, both at Brigham Young University. During the 1970s and 1980s, he spent time illustrating books for Bookcraft, with one of his more popular works including the “Book of Mormon Stories.” Never straying far from home, Mr. Reinhold also worked as a graphic artist for Brigham Young University for several years, was a production artist for Evans Advertising Agency in Salt Lake City in 1968, and was an art director of telelecture for the Division of Child and Family Services, State of Utah, also in Salt Lake City, from 1968 to 1969. Prior to teaching at Salt Lake Community College, he was an art instructor at USTC from 1969 to 1985, director of educational media in the Granite School District at Olympus High School in Salt Lake City from 1966 to 1968, and high school art teacher in the Emery County School District in Castle Dale, UT, from 1962 to 1963. Mr. Reinhold's home state has served as a backdrop for much of his artwork. He has enjoyed recreating scenes of the American West that he portrays so vividly, with each painting being communicated through the power of color to create drama. Using realism and impressionistic water-color styles, as well as light and dramatic values, Mr. Reinhold's paintings have often been based on personal experiences. Paintings have included that of wildlife and domestic animals, as well as humans, young and old. Exhibiting his work in group shows at the Pageant of the Arts in American Fork from 1980 to 1989, and featured in group shows at the Salt Lake Art Festival, Mr. Reinhold received numerous awards over the years for his paintings. He was the recipient of a First Place Award from the American Fork Steel Days in 1992, a Best in Show in American Fork in 1982, a Third Place Award at the Utah State Fair in 1982, a Third Place Award from the City of St. George in 1980, and a First Place Award from Utah County from 1977 to 1978. Certified in secondary and post-secondary technology and industrial design and a certified color consultant, Mr. Reinhold is a former adviser and coach for the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America from 1978 to 1991. He also spent 15 years with the Boy Scouts of America in American Fork, was on the board of directors of Art in American Fork. Earlier in his life he served a mission to Germany with the Latter Day Saints Church. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1953 to 1962, where he was assigned to a control group in the military. Since 2017, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold are currently serving The LDS Church as Member Leader Support Missionaries. He is a fellow of the Delta Phi Kappa and member of the Salt Lake Community College Faculty Senate and The National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, where he currently serves as membership vice president of his chapter. Mr. Reinhold has been included in many editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the West, and Who's Who in the World. Married to Linda Anne French, he has five children, four step-children, 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a foster Navajo son. His first wife, Irene, died of cancer in 2007. In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Allen Reinhold has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor. By Maria Burns

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Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Allen Reinhold has favored the nostalgic scenes of the American West since childhood. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1954, and made American Fork, Utah, his home. The small town flavor and rural character of Utah communities are a frequent theme of his paintings. His works constitute a record of our fast disappearing past. He characteristically uses magnificent western backdrops. Each painting has a unique feeling and mood, communicated through the power of his colors, his superb blending of realism and impressionistic water-color styles, and the quality of light and use of dramatic values. But Allen Reinhold is more than a Western artist, he is a fine water-colorist who loves the West, and he is well traveled throughout North America and Europe. His paintings are based on personal experiences and often include a variety of wildlife, domestic animals, as well as human figures that give life to the scenes. He enjoys the characterization of people young and old. He always paints with a feeling of love for his subjects. Some of his most popular illustrations were done in the 1970s and 1980s to illustrate Bookcraft's series Book of Mormon Stories, with text written by George Bickerstaff. --Graduated from B. Y. High school in 1954. --Graduated from Brigham Young University in art, 1962. --Received MA degree in painting & design, 1963. --Illustrated books for Bookcraft, 1970’s. --Professor of art and design at Salt Lake Community College, 27 years, now retired. --Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America.

Richens, Alan Grant

Richens, Alan Grant
St. George, Utah US

Alan & Anna Lee Richens

Class of 1954. Alan G. Richens. Band, Fauvine Drummer, Spanish Club, Photography Club. BYU 1964. Lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, until moving to St. George, Utah. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Alan Grant Richens passed away peacefully on June 7, 2015, at the age of 78, in St. George, Utah. He was born in Los Angeles, California on November 11, 1936 to Dr. Grant Duke and Cleora Huntsman Richens. Dad was sincere in his passions, treasured his family, and was prone to a bit of playful mischief. His first memories are of living in Los Angeles during World War II and hearing the warning sirens indicating that a bomb raid was overhead. The family soon moved to Provo, Utah where Dad grew up on Cherry Lane at the foot of the Provo Mountains. He loved riding his horse up into the foothills. A graduate from Brigham Young High School, Class of 1954, he later attended Utah State University where he earned a Business degree. During this time, Dad earned his pilot's license and funded his education by teaching flying lessons. Flying was more than a job to dad as his flight log is full of entries for "scenic flight." Dad took great pride in serving his country, with multiple enlistments in the Utah Air National Guard. He was soon swept off his feet by Miss Franklin County, Anna Lee Fisher. They were married in the Logan Temple on March 8, 1963 and had three children. The most important things in Dad's life were his family, working hard, and doing things for others. He worked in the insurance business most of his life, owning an Allstate Agency. After moving to St. George, he went to work for his daughter-in-law, well past retirement age, at the Richens Eye Center. Getting up every day and having a purpose and a goal were very important to him. He had an entrepreneurial spirit and was always dreaming up big ideas - he always had a yellow notepad nearby to jot down notes. Spending time with family was always a priority. Dad set aside every Saturday night to take the family to Pizza Oven. He was at every baseball, softball and soccer game and always had an encouraging word. He is survived by his wife, Anna Lee, his children, David (Sharon), Suzanne (Rick) Pike, Doug (Jeanine), sister Joyce (Darrell) Graff, brother Don (Jean) Asay, eleven grandchildren, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Myrna Larsen. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 12, 2015, 3 pm at the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St, St. George, Utah, with a viewing prior at 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 13, 2015, 3 pm at the Clifton, Idaho Cemetery. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the home health nurses and medical staff at Dixie Regional Medical Center who assisted him in his final days. Online condolences www.spilsburymortuary.com Source: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thespectrum/obituary.aspx?n=alan-richens&pid=175042799&fhid=4515&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.KXi9wcOA.dpuf

Robison, Dale C.
474 Eastview Drive
Alpine, Utah 84004 US

Dale Robison
  • Home: (801) 756-5119

Class of 1954. Dale C. Robison. Baseball, Track, Lettermen, Assistant Librarian, Debate, Childrens Theater, Thespians. BYU 1958. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ NEWS ARTICLE: High School track mainstay will be absent from BYU meet. The 103rd running of the BYU Track and Field Invitational will go off this weekend, and for the first time in nearly two decades a familiar face will be missing on the track. If there was a big track meet in Utah, Dale Robison was probably there, although you wouldn't know it. He was always behind the scenes. Robison, 77 later this month, retired from officiating track and cross country competitions following last fall's state high school cross country championships. The kids come and go, but Robison was there year in and year out, a fixture on the track scene as a meet referee, head umpire or head of an event. He officiated more than 400 track meets, which ought to qualify him for a gold medal. This includes 30 state high school track and cross country championships, two U.S. Olympic Trials and countless NCAA and U.S. Championships. "I just enjoyed being around track," says Robison, a former high school track athlete at Brigham Young High. Robison, a second cousin of former BYU track coach Clarence Robison, began officiating meets in Los Angeles and it got in his blood. After retiring from American Airlines, he returned to Utah and continued to officiate track meets. So what has he been doing in the short time since he retired? "Well," he says, "my grandson is starting up track in junior high, and I got asked to help, so I've been officiating their meets." [Deseret News, Thursday, May 2, 2013]

Sandgren, Vivi Ann
6227 Longview Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107-7470 US

Vivi Ann Devenport
  • Work: (801) 262-8604

Class of 1954. Vivi Ann Sandgren. Chorus, Fauvines, Notre Maison, Shorthand Club, Thespians. Married ______ Devenport. --@2005

Short, Marjory
PO Box 1262
308 Adams Street
Davenport, Washington 99122 US

Marjory and Lloyd Morrill
  • Work: (509) 725-2090

Class of 1954. Marjory Short. Assistant Librarian, Chorus, Notre Maison, Childrens Theater, Thespians, Y'ld Cat Newspaper, Quill & Scroll. BYU BS Elementary Instruction 1959. Married Lloyd Morrill. ~ ~ ~ ~ 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.

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