Class of 1948 H.S.

Class of 1948 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni

Goulding, Ruth

Ruth Goulding

Class of 1948. Ruth Goulding. Fauvines 3. Y'ld Cat newspaper staff 3. Chorus 3.

Hales, Robert Hyrum

Hales, Robert Hyrum
Provo, Utah US

Bob and Jeanette Hales

Class of 1948. Robert Hales. BYH Student Body President in 1947-48. Football 1, 2 3. Basketball 3. Letterman 2, 3. Thespians 2, 3. Quill and Scroll 2. Junior Class President. Debate 2, 3. Y'ld Cat newspaper Sports Editor 2, 3. "The Great Big Doorstep" play 3. "Our Town" play 2. Boy Most Likely to Succeed 3. ~ ~ ~ ~ Robert Hyrum Hales was born on June 3, 1930 in Ogden, Utah. His parents were Dr. Wayne Brockbank Hales and Isabel (Belle) Wilson Hales. He married Jeanette Callister. He died on March 23, 1988 in Provo, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. ~ ~ ~ ~ Parents: Wayne Brockbank Hales and Isabel Wilson Hales. Their children: Dr. J. Vern Hales (Lucile Farnsworth), of Las Vegas, Nevada; Dr. Dean Wilson Hales [BYH Class of 1937] of Ogden; Isabel Hales [BYH Class of 1940] (George I. ) Cannon of Salt Lake City; Margaret Hales [BYH Class of 1942] (Delos) Bown, Dr. Richard Wayne Hales [BYH Class of 1943] (Mary Smart); and Dr. Robert Hyrum Hales [BYH Class of 1948] (Jeanette Callister). @1997

Hanks, Frances Ellen

Hanks, Frances Ellen
Missouri City, Texas US

Frances and Karl Rogers

Class of 1948. Frances Hanks. Her photograph appears with the Senior Class in the 1948 Wildcat yearbook. Frances married Karl Rogers, later divorced. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Frances Ellen Rogers, December 30, 1930 ~ December 23, 2019. Fannie (Frances) Ellen Hanks Rogers, of Missouri City, Texas, passed away at home early in the morning of December 23, 2019, at the age of 88, one week short of her 89th birthday. Frances was born at home on December 30, 1930 at 12:30 p.m. in Prescott, Arizona, to Verd Arthur Hanks and Mabel Allen Hanks. She was the oldest of three children and was named after her grandmother, Fannie Peterson Allen. During her early years, her family lived in Prescott in a small house right behind Mabel’s brother Merle Allen’s house, and very close to Mabel’s brothers Joe and Dick. Frances attended grade school just a block from her Prescott home. On her first day of school, she remembers Joan, her cousin who was about six years older, coming by to walk her to school. Frances was only four years old. She held her hand and walked up the hill. When Joan met some of her friends, she let go of Frances’ hand and Frances ran back down the hill to her home, hoping no one would notice and she wouldn’t have to go to school. Her mother walked her back up the hill, and this routine continued the first week of school, not without tears, until she adjusted. Frances didn't care for her given name, Fannie. She told her third grade teacher that her name was Frances. Though she never legally changed it, she was known as Frances for the remainder of her life. It wasn't until later that she learned her grandmother, Fannie, was also occasionally known as Frances. Verd and Mabel moved their family to Clarkdale, Arizona in 1943 where Frances grew up. Both of her parents worked for Thriftee Wholesale at their Clarkdale warehouse. Frances also later worked at the Thriftee Wholesale warehouse. She would help update the books and occasionally answer the phones. She didn’t realize at the time why her parents felt she needed a job, but she later determined it was so she was not at home alone as a teenager. Frances attended Clarkdale High School, but spent her last year of high school attending Brigham Young High School in Provo, Utah. She graduated in the BYH Class of 1948. She then attended Arizona State and Brigham Young University, graduating with a degree in English and Education. While attending BYU she met Karl Rogers and they married on September 15, 1951. Karl was on a football scholarship, which according to our mom, did not allow him to be married, so they kept their marriage secret from everyone, including their families, until Thanksgiving. They were sealed in the Mesa, Arizona Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on December 21, 1951. While Karl was finishing his degree at BYU, their first daughter, Robyn was born. When Robyn was just a few days old the family moved to Clarkdale. A year later their second daughter, Rita, was born in Cottonwood, Arizona, followed by the birth of their son, Randy, in Phoenix Arizona. In 1956 Karl and Frances moved to Farmington, New Mexico, where three more children were born; Rochele, Rick, and Ryan. Frances was always very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her children can hardly remember a time while growing up that she wasn’t serving as ward primary president or in the stake primary presidency. She was an unwavering example of righteousness to her family and everyone who knew her. When we heard her pray, we had no doubt she was having a personal conversation with her Heavenly Father. Once her children were in school, Frances started her school teaching career, first at Bluffview Elementary School and finishing at Mesa Verde Elementary School, both in Farmington, New Mexico. As her children, we lived in fear that our mom knew our teachers and we knew we better behave and work hard. We were also expected to use proper grammar; no slang allowed in our home, and we went to the library every week. Next to her children, books were Mom’s treasure. Some of Mom’s best friends were her fellow teachers and she has fond memories of their support and adventures together. In 1979, the marriage between Karl and Frances ended. Our Mom was heartbroken, but took comfort in her family, which was now beginning to include grandchildren. She became forever known as Grandma Mom when her oldest grandchild, Kristoffer Boyle, heard his mom call his grandma “Mom,” and from that day on he called her Grandma Mom, a name she loved and embraced. In 1997, Frances retired for good and moved back to her beloved Arizona, choosing to live in Gilbert close to her cousins Merle and Joan. She loved her retirement and the community and enjoyed traveling, book clubs, lunch groups, and even water aerobics at the clubhouse with her new friends. After 20 years and due to declining health, she moved to Texas in 2017 to the loving home of her daughter and son-in-law, Rochele and Steve Dunford. She was able to enjoy visits from family and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frances is survived by six children; Robyn (Cary) Boyle, Rita (Steve) Andrews, Randy (Lisa) Rogers, Rochele (Steve) Dunford, Rick (Cathy) Rogers, and Ryan (Kristal) Rogers, 32 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren with one on the way. Frances is also survived by her favorite sister, Nancy (Ken) Orton, of Colorado Springs and her much loved Russell nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Verd Allen Hanks, who died as a young child. Per her request, funeral services will not be held at this time, but an official memorial and honoring of her life will be held in Houston during the summer of 2020 when her extended family can come together to celebrate, drink Dr. Pepper, eat Hawaiian Rolls and Hershey Nuggets with Almonds, and select books from her vast collection to cherish and honor her legacy. Final interment will be at a later date in the Prescott, Arizona cemetery alongside her parents and her brother. Source.

Harris, Bonnie
161 North 400 West
Smithfield, Utah 84335 US

Bonnie Harris

Class of 1948. Bonnie Harris. Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, Canada 2. BYH 3. Girls Basketball Team 3. Chorus 3.

Harrison, Lois
4509 Kensington Ave
Bakersfield, California 93309-1749 US

Lois Hebertson

Class of 1948. Lois Harrison. Provo High 1. BYH 2, 3. Notre Maison 1. Notre Maison Secretary 3. Fauvines 2, 3. "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay" play 3. ~ ~ ~ ~ Lois married _______ Hebertson.

Hawker, Alora Jane

Hawker, Alora Jane
Orem, Utah US

Alora Hawker

Class of 1948. Alora Hawker. Spanish Club 1. Chorus 3. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Our beloved sister, aunt and friend, Alora Jane Hawker, 70, passed away on June 3, 2001 in Orem, Utah. She was born October 14, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to James P. and Phyllis Pickering Hawker. She moved to Provo as a teenager, attended Brigham Young High School, and graduated in 1948. She then graduated from BYU with a BS and MS. She served in many capacities in her community, church and sports. She never married. She always loved bowling. She was inducted into the (PWBA) Provo Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1985. She served for 28 years in the (UWBA) Utah Women's Bowling Association;, the last few years as 2nd Vice President. She was inducted into the (UWBA) Hall of Fame Emerita in March 2000. Her sister, Annette Hawker (David) Spackman, five nieces, four nephews, and many friends survive her. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Doris Hawker Mackey. She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity and her willingness to serve others. She will be missed! Graveside services were held Friday, June 8, 2001 at Orem City Cemetery in Orem. [Provo Daily Herald, June 7, 2001.]

Howard, John F.
155 E. 4775 S.
Ogden, Utah 84405 US

John Howard

Class of 1948. John Howard. Senior Class President 3, Class of 1947-48. Oration 2. Thespian 3. "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay" play 3. His mother: Mary M. Howard. LDS Mission, Northeastern States.

Hulett, Joan

Joan Hulett

Class of 1948. Joan Hulett. Her photograph appears in the Senior Class section of the 1948 Wildcat yearbook.

Jensen, Joan Renee

Jensen, Joan Renee
Orem, Utah US

Joan and Garth Kump

Class of 1948. Joan Renee Jensen. Fauvines 1, 2, 3, Fauvines Secretary 3. Personality Girl 3. "The Washington Years" play 3. Notre Maison 1, 2, 3. Chorus 3. ~ ~ ~ ~ Joan married Garth Gail Kump, son of Don Lewis Kump and Ila Rosenberg Kump. She is the daughter of legendary BYH mathematics and physics teacher, C. LaVoir Jensen and Florence Hibbert Jensen [BYH Class of 1911]. She is usually referred to by those who know her as "a beautiful daughter" of the Jensens. The Kumps have four children: Connie, Ken, Collette and Greg. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Joan Renee Jensen Kump was born September 21, 1929 in Provo, Utah to C. LaVoir and Florence H. Jensen. Joan passed from this life peacefully at home on September 22, 2001, surrounded by family and loved ones. Joan was raised in Provo, Utah attending local schools and graduating from B.Y. High in 1948. She met her husband of 51 years on a blind date. Joanie touched everyone's life in a very special way. She always saw the bright side of life, bringing out the good in everyone and passing on her contagious smile. Joan was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Big 50 Club. Joan is survived by her husband, Garth; children: Connie Kump Adams, Ken (Cindy) Kump, Collette Kump Adams, Greg (Vicky) Kump; fourteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Jensen (Bill) Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 in Orem. Interment, Midvale City Cemetery. [Provo Daily Herald, September 24, 2001.] ~ ~ ~ ~ Joan's sister, Beulah Jensen Pitney, was a member of the BYH Class of 1935.

Johnson, Gladys

Gladys Johnson

Class of 1948. Gladys Johnson. Barnwell, Canada 1, 2. BYH 3. Y'ld Cat newspaper staff 3.

Johnson, Julia
910 Mesa Grande Road
Aptos, California 95003 US

Julia Dalton

Class of 1948. Julia Johnson. Her photograph appears in with the Senior Class in the 1948 Wildcat yearbook. Julia married _____ Dalton.

Johnson, Pat
605 N. Louise %2313
Glendale, California 91206-2250 US

Pat Beck

Class of 1948. Pat Johnson. Her photograph appears in the Senior Class section of the 1948 Wildcat yearbook. She married _____ Beck.

Kirkpatrick, Robert Albert

Kirkpatrick, Robert Albert
Provo, Utah US

Bob and Marilyn Kirkpatrick

Class of 1948. Robert Albert "Bob" Kirkpatrick. Senior Class Vice President 3, Class of 1947-48. Football 1, 3. Tennis 1, 2, 3. Region 3 Tennis Singles Champion 3. Letterman 2, 3. Basketball 1, 2, 3. State of Utah Tennis Singles champion in both 1947 and 1948~ ~ ~ ~ Bob married Marilyn Ross. (See their photo on Class of 1949 reunion page for 2003.) ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Robert Albert "Bob" Kirkpatrick, 1930 – 2016. On July 25, 2016, Robert Albert Kirkpatrick passed away. He was born on February 3, 1930, in Provo, Utah, the son of Violet Charter Kirkpatrick and Albert Kirkpatrick. Bob began his schooling at the BYU Training School, continuing his education there, graduating from BYU High School in the Class of 1948. While in high school, he lettered in basketball and tennis, winning the State Tennis Singles title in both 1947 and 1948. He served in the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean War. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Presidential Citation Medal for having been in combat at the Heartbreak Ridge Sector. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Master Sergeant. Returning to Provo, he continued his education at Brigham Young University, playing on the tennis team for four years, graduating in 1954. Bob joined his father in the insurance business. With the degree of a Charter Life Underwriter, he became a National Leader for the Equitable Life Assurance Co. for many years. In 1956, Bob married Marilyn Ross. They are the parents of two sons. Bob felt his best enjoying the sunshine, fishing and playing tennis or golf. He looked forward to his weekly time spent with his breakfast buddies. Bob was a member of the Provo Community Church. He was a charter member of the Riverside Country Club, he belonged to the Elks Lodge and the Provo Rotary Club. Survived by his wife, Marilyn, and sons, Ross of Provo and Scott of Sandy. In memory of his father, Bob requested contributions be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 1275 E. Fairfax Rd., Salt Lake City, Utah 84103. A remembrance honoring Bob, followed by full Military Rites, will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at East Lawn Memorial Hills, 4800 North 650 East, Provo, Utah. Condolences may be expressed at [Provo Daily Herald, July 31, 2016]

Lichfield, Ernest William

Lichfield, Ernest William
Springville, Utah US

Ernie and Oneta Lichfield

Class of 1948. Ernest (Ernie) Lichfield. Football 2, 3. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Obituary for Ernest "Ernie" William Lichfield. Ernest “Ernie” William Lichfield (89) passed peacefully on January 6, 2020, surrounded by family. He was born August 3, 1930 to William Glen and Beulah Menlove Lichfield. He was born at the Crane Maternity Home in Provo Utah. Always good-natured, a bit mischievous, and more than a bit inventive, Ernie often gently teased those around him. As a boy, he rigged the family home’s doorbell to the seat of his father’s favorite chair. When Will sat, the doorbell would immediately ring. After getting up to open the door…twice, Will moved to another chair. As a child, Ernie was given an old broken pinball machine. After repairing it, Ernie charged his dad a nickel to play. Those nickels became Ernie’s allowance money. Ernie attended Brigham Young primary and secondary schools. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1948. He served a 30-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Norway. After sailing home on the RMS Queen Mary, Ernie experienced his first airline flight from NY to SLC. Ernie met and married his sweetheart, Oneta Bunnell at BYU. They wed in 1954. They doted on their four daughters. Instilling empowerment, he told them they could achieve anything they put their minds to. His girls were as good, if not better, than any boy. Ernie graduated in the second electrical engineering class from BYU and Air Force ROTC in 1956, as 2nd Lieutenant. He minored in Norwegian. The Air Force sent Ernie to Penn State University; he completed a meteorology degree in 1958. Ernie spent his career with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. Integral to the GHOST balloon project, Ernie designed electrical equipment attached to weather balloons which collected data, circumnavigating the upper atmosphere. He was instrumental in detecting the El Nino effect. Ernie traveled the world for his NCAR assignments: Japan, the South Pacific, and Antarctica. Cold War tensions necessitated weather balloons launched in the southern hemisphere; an office was set up in Christchurch, New Zealand, where Ernie and his family lived three separate times. After retiring from NCAR, Ernie and Oneta lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for several years, and then returned to Utah County. Ernie could often be found flying his model airplanes in the field near his Provo home or squirting unsuspecting people with water cannons on his RC boat at Bridal Veil Falls. In 1993, Ernie and Oneta built a home in Springville, where they lived for 25 years. In 2018, they moved to Cove Point retirement community. Ernie is preceded in death by his parents, sisters and brothers-in-law, Elaine (Royal) Henderson and Afton (Aldo) Nelson. He is survived by his wife of 66 years; daughters, Becky (Steve) Himle of California, Cynthia (Don) McConkey of Colorado, Kathleen (Rod) Tarullo of Colorado, and Jennifer (Jerry) Horton of Virginia; fifteen grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Hobble Creek 5th Ward Chapel, 1460 East 900 South, Springville, Utah. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at Source.

Makin, James Bradshaw

Makin, James Bradshaw
San Jose, California US

Jim and Sue Makin

Class of 1948. Jimmy Makin. Senior Class Social Chair, BYH Class of 1948. James Makin, Southern California Military Academy 1, 2. BYH 3. Football 3. Letterman 3. ~ ~ ~ ~ James Makin married Sue. (See Jim and Sue's photo on Class of 1949 reunion page for 2003.) @2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY. James Bradshaw Makin, born October 26, 1930, died March 18, 2014, San Jose, California. We have not yet found any additional obituary information. @2020

McBride, Dorthy [Dorothy]
Bountiful, Utah US

Dorthy [Dorothy] McBride

Class of 1948. Dorthy or Dorothy McBride [her name is spelled both ways in the 1948 Wildcat yearbook]. Provo High 1, 2. BYH 3. Red Cross Representative 3.

Miller, Kris
5511 Labbrook Ave.
Lakeview District
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T CA

Kris Clark

Class of 1948. Married _____ Clark. --@2001

Neilson, Renee

Renee Nielson

Class of 1948. [Female]

Nelson, Erven J.
4915 Bonita Bay Dr
St. George, Utah 84790-4881 US

Erven and Frankie Nelson
  • Cell: Erven: 435-773-5751
    Frankie: 435-773-5750
  • Home: (435) 272-4476

Class of 1948. Erven J. Nelson. Football 2, 3. Basketball 3. Tennis 3. Letterman 2, 3. Thespian 2, 3. "Our Town" play 2. ~ ~ ~ ~ Erven married Frankie. Alternate email addresses: & & (See his photo on Class of 1949 reunion page for 2003.) ~ ~ ~ ~ Dr. Erven J. Nelson ~ ~ ~ ~ @2011

Olsen, Ben Lamar

Olsen, Ben Lamar
Springville, Utah 84663-1765

Bennie and Lydia Olsen

Class of 1948. Ben L. Olson. Married Lydia Bentwet, also BYH Class of 1948. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Ben L. Olsen died in Springville Utah on Friday August 31, 2018. He was born and raised in Cardston, Alberta, Canada to Frank and Emma Olsen, the sixth of nine children. He graduated from Brigham Young High School in the Class of 1948. Following an LDS Mission to the Southern United States, (South Carolina), he married Lydia Bentwet in the Salt Lake Temple in 1951. In 1955 he obtained his Masters of Science Degree at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and began his 34 year career as an oil and gas Exploration Geologist with Shell Oil Co. Ben was preceded in death by two sons and a granddaughter and he is survived by his wife Lydia, son Jeff, a granddaughter Tatiana, and five great grandchildren. A viewing will be held at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 E 200 S, Springville, Utah from 6-8 pm on Tuesday Sept 4, 2018. A funeral service will not be held. A short memorial graveside service will be held on Wednesday September 5 at 1 pm at the Provo City Cemetery, 610 S State Street, Provo. [Provo Daily Herald, September 1, 2018]

Olson, George Franklin, Jr.

Olson, George Franklin, Jr.
Mesa, Arizona US

George and Marilyn Olson

Class of 1948. George Franklin Olson, Jr. Football 1, 2, 3. Letterman 2, 3. ~ ~ ~ ~ George was born on August 11, 1930 in Fairview, Utah. His parents were George Franklin Olson, Sr., and Neola Gertrude Ellertson Olson. George Jr. died on September 3, 2003 in Mesa, Arizona. He was a good friend of Jim Christensen, BYH Class of 1948~H, also of Mesa, Arizona.

Payne, Douglas

Payne, Douglas
Salt Lake City, Utah US

Douglas Payne

Class of 1948. Douglas Payne. Douglas Afton Payne [of Buena Aires, Argentina?] was born January 3, 1930 in Provo, Utah. His parents were Afton Marr Payne and Velma Jeffs Payne. He married on January 11, 1974 to ______. He died on August 16, 1979 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Perri, Jolene B.

Perri, Jolene B.
Colorado Springs, Colorado US

Jolene & Phil/Ray Thimmes/Corey

Class of 1948. Jolene B. Perri. ~ ~ ~ ~ Born June 10, 1930, Helper, Utah. Her parents: Joseph B. Perri & Amelia E. Barrett Perri. She first married Phillip Thimmes, then second married Ray Corey. Jolene B. Perri Thimmes Corey died on February 24, 1984 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her interment: Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah.

Perry, Maurine

Maurine Perry

Class of 1948. Maureen Perry. Y'ld Cat newspaper staff 3. Chorus 3.

Perry, Yolanda

Perry, Yolanda
Provo, Utah US

Yolanda Carle

Class of 1948. Yolanda Perry. Student Body Social Chair 3. Thespian 1, 2, 3. Thespian Secretary 2. Fauvines 1, 2, 3. Notre Maison 2, 3. Notre Maison President 3. "Our Town" play 2. "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay" play 3. Y'ld Cat newspaper staff 2. Y'ld Cat newspaper Society Editor 3. Debate 2, 3. Chorus 3. Wildcat Yearbook staff 3. Her brother is Leland Malin Perry, BYH Class of 1946. ~ ~ ~ ~ HER OBITUARY: Yolanda Perry Carle, beloved mother, wife and friend, passed away August 11, 2010,in Boulder, Colorado, after several years of declining health. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leland M. Perry and McNone Perry. She is survived by her children, David Carle, Cindy Carle Davenport, Wendy Catherine Carle, and Brad Carle; grandchildren Preston Lee Carle, Riley Perry Carle, Evan Carle Chandler and Matthew Carle Chandler; brothers Malin and Russell Perry; close friends and sisters-in-law Marilyn and Judy Perry; and former husband Wayne Carle. Quick to smile, bountiful in compassion and generous in giving, brimming with love for her family, and fierce in support and protection of her loved ones, Yolanda also was gifted with a finely tuned sense of creativity and style and the skills to develop her talents. She was talented and accomplished in fashion design and millinery. She loved Broadway musicals, sentimental movies, fine artistry and craftsmanship. She was drawn to beauty all around. She was born on March 25, 1930, in Cedar City, Utah, to a family that was active and prominent in its contributions to the community's life. The family later moved to Provo. Yolanda and future husband Wayne Carle first met in grade school in Provo, even starring opposite each other as leads in a school play. Yolanda went on to Brigham Young High School, where she excelled in several pursuits, including winning a multi-state debate competition. She was chosen to play the organ processional and recessional at her commencement. And it was at B.Y. High that she struck up a close lifelong friendship with Carma de Jong (Anderson). Yolanda graduated in the BYH Class of 1948. She attended BYU, where she was a founding member and officer of the Orchesis dance group, now in its 62nd year. Yolanda and Wayne were married in 1950, when she left college after two years to support his continuing college work. Children David, Cindy and Wendy were born in Provo. The family moved to Ohio in 1958, where Wayne began a career in school administration. Yolanda and Wayne served several positions of leadership in their LDS ward, including as Bishop and Relief Society president and presiding over the construction of a new ward and stake building. Yolanda devoted skill and energy in supporting Wayne in public and professional appearances and events. Son Brad arrived after the family moved again to Columbus. In 1968 they moved to Dayton, where Wayne was Superintendent of Schools in a time of many challenges facing the city's schools. Yolanda helped the family endure the intense stresses of the Dayton experience, serving as the family's emotional center. A local newspaper featured her as a model of "the woman behind the man." The family later moved to Northwest Indiana and then to Houston, Texas. Yolanda started a small business in designing and decorating clothing and worked at the retail level in fine fashions. The couple divorced in 1985, and in 1991 Yolanda returned to Provo, and later moved to Colorado to be near her two daughters. A memorial service and celebration of Yolanda's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Walker-Sanderson Mortuary, 646 East 800 North, in Orem. Please visit to share memories and condolences. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions to Family Hospice of Boulder, Colorado at [Provo Daily Herald, Saturday, August 14, 2010]

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