Class of 1967 H.S.

Class of 1967 H.S.'s Website

Alphabetical Alumni

Payne, Susan Noreen
524 Vintage Drive
Provo, Utah 84604-5685 US

Susan and Paul Rogers
  • Cell: (801) 234-0081
  • Home: (801) 426-6435

Class of 1967. Susan Norene Payne. Spanish Club, Pep Club, Varsity Cheerleader, Junior Varsity Cheerleader, Chorus, Wildcat Yearbook Staff, 4th Year Seminary, Class Social Chair as a Junior, Prom Queen Attendant as a Junior. BYU BA Elementary Education and Art 1971. She married Paul S. Rogers. Susan Payne Rogers is a member of the 40th Year Reunion Committee (in 2007) of the Class of 1967. She returned to teaching in 2004. She is an art specialist at an elementary school. Over 370 children from 1st to 5th grade come through her class every few days. @2007

Peterson, De Ann
, Utah US

De Ann and Dean Terry

Class of 1967. De Ann Peterson. Pep Club, Varsity Cheerleader, Forensics, Chorus, Track, Softball, 4th Year Seminary. De Ann started school at Brigham Young Elementary in the First Grade. Other BYH graduates who were there then: Karla Knudsen and Mary Ann Bunker. De Ann was a BYH Cheerleader in 1966-1967. Married Dean Terry, of Provo High School Class of 1966 (he was Captain of the PHS football team). They have five children, and eleven grandchildren to date (2007). ~ ~ ~ ~ De Ann's sister Sandra Peterson graduated from B.Y. High in the Class of 1964, her sister Judy Peterson is a member of the BYH Class of 1970, and her brother Randy Peterson is a member of the BYH Class of 1974. DeAnn was one of the organizers of the 35th Year Reunion of the Class of 1967. De Ann is currently employed in the construction industry in Utah. @2007

Peterson, Steven James

Peterson, Steven James
12755 8500 East
PO Box 471
Spring City, Utah 84662 US

Steve and Kathy Peterson
  • Work: (435) 462-4319
  • Cell: (801) 362-2956

Class of 1967. Steven Peterson. Student Body Business Manager, 1967. Letterman, Chorus, Football (Co-Captain, Region Honorable Mention), Basketball (Co-Captain, Honorable Mention Region), Track, 4th Year Seminary, Boy's State, Class Vice President as a Sophomore. BYU BA English & Teaching Certificate 1973. ~ ~ ~ ~ Married Kathy Bateman (B.Y. High 1964-66 ~ Class of 1969) in 1971. Received M.A. in English from the University of Hawaii in 1975. Steve has served on the Snow College faculty from 1976 to present (2007 ~ 31 years), currently serving as Dean of Humanities at Snow College. Served on the State University of New York (SUNY) faculty in Malaysia, 1987-88; faculty of The Parker School, Waimea, Hawaii in 1994; Director of Bennion Teton Boys' Ranch in Victor, Idaho during summers from 1989 to 2006; Board of Directors of the Utah Humanities Council from 1998 to 2004; Board of Directors of Entrada Institute and Friends of Capitol Reef from 1998 to 2006. Steve's interests include: spending time with their four children and their spouses, back-packing, hiking, river running, skiing, farming, biofuels development, and literature of the outdoors. The Petersons currently live on a farm near Spring City, Utah with two mules, four horses, two dogs, two cats, two ducks, and too many chickens. ~ ~ ~ ~ Steve's 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. @2007

Rasmussen, Linda
1404 Cossacks Place
Glendora, California 91741-3752 US

Linda and Bard Smith
  • Cell: 626-664-8585
  • Home: 626-963-2282

Class of 1967. Linda Rasmussen. Pep Club (Sgt. at Arms), F.H.A., Chorus, Softball, Seminary Graduate. Graduated from Utah Technical College with a Business and Secretarial Science degree. Married Bard C. Smith. They have five children: 1. Michael Bard (Natalie) three children, Upland, California; 2. Glen Rasmussen, Provo, Utah; 3. Stephneanne (Chris) Hilgendorf, Spanish Fork, Utah, 1 daughter; 4. Barbralyn Smith, Glendora, California; and 5. Rachel Smith, Provo, Utah. Linda's brother is Stephen Rasmussen, BYH Class of 1965. @2007

Rawlings, Teresa L.
462 South 300 West
Provo, Utah 84601-4310 US

Teresa Rawlings
  • Work: 801-375-0904
  • Cell: 801-376-5933

Class of 1967. Teresa Rawlings. Pep Club, F.H.A., Symphony Debonairs Club. Her Parents: Max C. Rawlings and Eileene Sim Rawlings. Their children: Alan Max Rawlings [BYH Class of 1962], Florida; Brian Dee Rawlings [BYH Class of 1964] (LaDonna Houtz), Riverton, Utah; Teresa Rawlings [BYH Class of 1967] of Provo [Layton]; and Debi Rawlings of Provo. Teresa lives in Provo with her sister Debi and brother Alan. Teresa worked as a secretary, majored in Finance at BYU, and now has her own business as a financial advisor. Her clientele is growing. She and her sister are Vegan (strict vegetarians), and operate a small animal rescue operation. They are strong advocates for animal rights. @2007 ~ ~ ~ ~ Email sent to bounced back. @2010

Rich, David C., Sr.
149 Countryside Circle
Park City, Utah 84098 US

Dave and Georgia Rich
  • Work: (435) 645-7424
  • Cell: (435) 901-0321
  • Home: (435) 645-7424

Class of 1967. David Rich. Senior Class President, 1967. Spanish Club, Letterman, Forensics, Band, Football (Co-Captain, All Region as a Junior, Most Outstanding Athlete as a Junior), Wrestling (Captain, 4th in Region, 1st AAU), Track, 4th Year Seminary, Boy's State (Alternate U.S. Senator to Boy's State, runner-up to Governor), 1st in Elks Youth Leadership Contest. BYU MS Physics and Astronomy 1973. Married Georgia. ~ ~ ~ ~ Dave C. Rich, David Rich Photography. 149 E. Countryside Circle, Park City, Utah 84098. Email: ~ ~ ~ ~ Dave has served as the official photographer for all BYH Class of 1967 reunions. @2007

Robison, Laurel
2112 Oak Manor Drive
Sandy, Utah 84092-7306 US

Laurel and Mark Howard
  • Cell: (801) 598-1422
  • Home: (801) 553-3462

Class of 1967. Laurel Robison. Spanish Club, Pep Club (Squad Leader), Hi-Steppers, F.H.A. (Vice President as a Senior), Honor Society, Girls' Extra-mural Sports, 4th Year Seminary, Girls' State Alternate. BYU BS Mathematics 1971. BYU MS Mathematics 1973. Married Mark Howard. @2010

Rogerson, Gayle
5898 E Hinsdale Pl
Englewood [Centennial], Colorado 80112-1503 US

Gayle and Steven Tingey
  • Cell: 801-558-0737
  • Home: 303-770-5467

Class of 1967. Gayle Rogerson. Spanish Club, Pep Club, Hi-Steppers, F.H.A., Drama, Chorus, Band, 4th Year Seminary. BYU BA Humanities Foreign Literature Emphasis 2001. Married Steven Tingey. They have three children. Gayle was a member of the Class of 1967 Reunion Committee in 2007. @2011

Sampson, Lynn
2737 Barcelona Drive
Modesto, California 95354 US

Lynn and Carrie Sampson
  • Cell: 209-846-5728

Class of 1967. Lynn Sampson. Thespians, President Symphony Debonairs, Letterman, President Science Club, Drama, Forensics (Superior at Region, Excellent at State), Band, Football, Cross Country, Track, Youth Valley Orchestra, Drum Major, School Bugler. He married Carrie. ~ ~ ~ ~ NEWS ARTICLE: Lost J.S. Bach Piece Performed by Kiwanis. In October of 1713, Johann Sebastian Bach worked as court organist to Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxony-Weimar. With money scarce and little to give but his talents, the 28-year-old composer wrote an aria for his patriarch’s birthday. The Duke put the piece in a box - where it stayed, never to be played nor heard. More. Nearly 300 years later, however, a Harvard University doctoral student happened upon the aria while examining some documents saved from a fire at the Anna Amalia Library in Weimar, Germany. The Bach Archive Foundation was alerted to the findings, and the piece was sent to them for authentication. In June of 2005, the composition was confirmed, and it was decided to release the music to the general public. Officials from the Anna Amalia Library contacted the foundation, however, and requested they not play the aria - so the world premier could be held at the re-opening of the library. The foundation agreed, but at the re-opening, musicians performed only half of the piece. When Lynn Sampson, singer, trumpet player and member of the Kiwanis Club of Modesto, California, heard of the aria, he promptly contacted the publishing company in Germany in an attempt to obtain a copy of the music. “We saw a newspaper article about it,” says Lynn. “I stayed up until two in the morning to call Germany to talk to some people about the piece.” After several calls and scheduling, the publishing company agreed to send the music to the club, which in cooperation with the opera singers in Modesto, staged the world premier of the entire piece before a standing-room-only crowd September 7, 2005. More than US $10,000 was raised to support the event. Kiwanians knocked on doors and explained what they were trying to do. A graphic designer offered to help with the programs for the event, and a printer in Modesto produced them at no cost. Modesto Junior College donated a harpsichord for the performance. [Sunday, June 18th, 2006.] ~ ~ ~ ~ February 2009: Lynn Sampson -- Certificate in Shakespeare Studies, The Shakespeare Academy, Modesto Junior College, Modesto, California (2001); Associate of Arts in Theater, Modesto Junior College (2007); Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colorado (1990); Advanced Diploma in Education, The University of London (2002). My principal teachers for trumpet were Dr. Newell Dayley, Professor Emeritus of Music at Brigham Young University, and, at The Aspen Music School, Bernard Adelstein, former first chair trumpet of The Cleveland Orchestra. Inspired by pianist Claudio Arrau and contralto Jennie Tourel, I promote the trumpet as a singing instrument. I founded The Lynn Sampson Bach Players (trumpet and piano) and Lynn Sampson Jazz Ensemble (trumpet and guitar). My international career began in 1989 with a recital at London’s Westminster Central Hall. I perform extensively having received acclaim for my interpretations of the music of Bach. My trumpet is a King Liberty dated Cleveland, 1927. My principal teacher for voice is Diana Ruggiero of The San Diego Lyric Opera. I sang with the world famous St. Anne Chapel Choir at Stanford University, was cantor for the Church of the Holy Name in San Francisco, and, for 16 years, cantor for the Latin Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption in Turlock, California. My concert activities include over 120 performances a year as well as recording and teaching. I present unique seminars, lecture/demonstrations and master classes on such subjects as brass techniques, music appreciation, and Renaissance music. Under the auspices of Music First, the charity I founded, I present solo concerts and innovative music education programs for children and seniors. I have written a dozen solo and chamber music works as well as over 20 transcriptions for trumpet of the keyboard music of Bach. I have acted on stage and in film. My credits include “The Diary of Anne Frank,” “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” and “The Apollo of Belac.” I received a Celebration of the Humanities Award for Drama in 2001 and have appeared in the Kevin Costner film “American Flyers.” I have written many arts related articles for publications such as “California Political Review” and “The American Record Guide Magazine.” In 2001 I established The Sampson Center, a home near the campus of my Alma Mater at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado, to serve as recital hall, art gallery, and residence for music scholarship students. I am an active member of Lions Club, an international charity devoted to meeting the needs of communities and the world, and Phi Theta Kappa, the world’s largest academic honor society. I am an avid racquetball player and cyclist and a trained chef specializing in French cuisine. I perform the old standards of the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s by the masters of American and Brazilian popular song, such as Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, George Gershwin, and Carlos Jobim. My jazz ensemble presents these classics in a smooth, soft, melody driven style. One of my most recent performances was on Memorial Day at The Jazz Jubilee in Sacramento, California. Among the selections were Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehaven’” and Gershwin’s “A Foggy Day.” Many in the crowd aboard the Delta King ferry boat anchored in the Sacramento River delta, traveled from out-of-state returning a third and fourth year in a row to hear me perform at the world’s largest jazz festival. @2009

Sandberg, Sidney
2727 North 700 East
Provo, Utah 84604-4016 US

Sid and Barbara Sandberg
  • Cell: (801) 372-2644
  • Home: (801) 377-1711

Class of 1967. Sidney M. B. Sandberg. President Spanish Club, Chair Young Americans for Freedom, Science Club, Forensices (Debate Manager), Band, Basketball, 4th Year Seminary, Extemporaneous Speaking (4th Place Alpine Speech Meet), Debate (Superior (Region), Honor Roll. BYU Hawaii 1964. BYU BA Spanish & Teaching Certificate 1973. BYU MBA 1975. BYU JD Law 1984. Sid Sandberg married Barbara Hatch, daughter of Charles Steven Hatch and Margery Doxey Hatch. Sid is a law partner of fellow classmate, Brent Ashworth. @2007 ~ ~ ~ ~ Email sent to bounced back. @2010

Shaw, Dan K.
2815 La Mesa Drive
Henderson, Nevada 89014 US

Dan Shaw
  • Work: 702-737-1033
  • Home: 702-458-8227
  • Fax: 702-737-1490

Class of 1967. Danny Shaw. Spanish Club, Ski Club, Letterman, Science Club, Football, Basketball, Tennis. BYU 1973. Utah Valley State College. Dan K. Shaw, Trustee, Nevada State College. President, DKS Associates, 3281 S Highland Dr, Ste 811, Las Vegas, NV 89109-1046 / Phone: (702) 892-9202. Chief Executive Officer of RMI, Realty Management Inc., a property management company managing more than 50 apartment complexes in Las Vegas, Boston, Dallas and Corpus Christi, Texas. RMI also manages homeowner associations in Nevada and Arizona. Longtime Las Vegas developer, Shaw is also a principal of VSS Enterprises. Shaw was a co-developer of the Renaissance retail and mixed-use centers on the south side of the Las Vegas Valley. Shaw made his money as a commercial developer. He was president of the Vista Group for eight years, overseeing the construction of Las Vegas shopping centers, industrial and office parks and apartment complexes. When he bought the multifamily division of Realty Holdings Group in 1990, he had 750 apartment units. Over the years, hes packed his property management portfolio with more than 50 apartment complexes consisting of nearly 12,000 units in Las Vegas, Boston, Dallas and Corpus Christi, Texas. RMI also manages 63 homeowner associations representing more than 13,500 homes in Nevada and Arizona. Realty Management Inc., (702) 737-1033 / (702) 798-8822. The VSS Enterprises development team is led by Mike Villamor, who served as an adviser in the development of Primm Valley Resorts, the Reserve hotel-casino in Henderson, and the New York-New York hotel-casino on the Strip. The VSS team includes Gregg Schatzman, executive vice chairman and chief operating officer; James VanWoerkom, chief financial officer; and Dan K. Shaw, chairman. Mike Villamor, an LDS ward leader, runs The Castaways [formerly Showboat], a casino owned by Mormon Dan Shaw who explained to his ward -- As long as you are ethical and honest in your dealings, that is what counts. Dan Shaw hosted the 35th reunion of the BYH Class of 1967 at the recreational complex he owns in Las Vegas. Business address: 630 Trade Center Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119-3712 - 702-737-1033. @2007 ~ ~ ~ ~ Email sent to and bounced back unanswered. @2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ (KUTV) -- Dan Shaw attended the private high school Brigham Young High. It was founded in the 1800s. "It was an experimental high school that allowed people to progress at their own rate," Shaw described. So students would often take college courses while still in high school. B.Y. High also had small classes--there were about 32 people in Shaw's graduating class. "We got to know every single person in your class," he said. "Incredible people who have gone to great heights and accomplished incredible things." Shaw says the school produced people like university presidents, attorneys, and doctors. "Because it was small, we've all stayed very close and very bonded," he said. "It's been very good, I think, for everyone in those classes to have a networking ability and allow them to grow in many, many ways." Source. ~ ~ ~ ~ (KUTV) -- Dan Shaw is the CEO and president of the Days of '47 Rodeo. Shaw believes the rodeo is "part of the heritage" of the state. According to Shaw, the rodeo was started by Brigham Young two years after the pioneers came to Utah. "We're trying to preserve that heritage," Shaw said of the rodeo. "So people can understand what helped them get here." Shaw is involved with the rodeo because he wants to keep the story of the pioneers going. "It's part of what family is about, part of what the state is about, part of the tradition," he said. "I think that if we lose that, we lose part of who we are." It means a lot to him to be a part of this tradition. "I think that part of everyone's responsibility is to give back," he said. "I think if you can find a way to do that, that provides the ability for people to find joy and find happiness." Shaw grew up on a ranch in Malta, Idaho. "Huge town--120 people," Shaw laughed. His family eventually moved to Provo so he dad could teach at Brigham Young University. Shaw even attended Brigham Young High School, which is now the Provo Library. "I skied for a livelihood for awhile," Shaw said of his career. In fact, he skied competitively all over the world. Shaw has also been involved in the finance industry for most of his life. He has a finance company with employees in Nevada, Utah, and more. He is currently serving as a city councilman in Henderson, Nevada. He has six children. A motto he has lived by is, "You always want to remember that going up the ladder, someday you'll come back down. And so don't ever step on anyone's toes." "You have to be very mindful of people and treat them very kindly, I think, all the time," Shaw said. Source.

Smith, JenaVee
1207 North 1650 West
Provo, Utah 84604-2976 US

JenaVee and Tony Gee
  • Work: (801) 361-6658
  • Cell: (801) 357-9318

Class of 1967. JenaVee Smith [Crookston, Gee]. Pep Club (Vice President as a Senior), Hi-Steppers, F.H.A., Honor Society, Symphony Debonairs, Drama, Chorus, 4th Year Seminary, Attendant to Harvest Ball Queen, High Honor Roll Scholarship Award. BYU BS Child Development & Family Relations 1970. First married Byron F. Crookston [BYH Class of 1969], dec. 1985. She second married Tony Gee. @2007

Smith, Ronald McKay (1967)
1970 North 320 West
Orem, Utah 84057-8556 US

Ron and Colleen Smith
  • Work: (801) 221-8225

Class of 1967. Ron Smith. Editor-in-Chief, Brigadier student newspaper, 1967. German Club, 4th Year Seminary, Attendant to Preferred Man, Superior University of Utah Sportswriting Contest. BYU BS Geography 1975. BYU Executive MPA Program 1988. Married Colleen Johnson. His parents: Dr. Oliver R. Smith and Barbara McKay [BYH Class of 1939] Smith. Barbara and Oliver had five daughters and three sons: Barbara Kay Smith [BYH Class of 1961] Rytting (J. Howard Rytting) of Lawrence, Kansas; Olivia Lea Smith [BYH Class of 1963] Baird (Charles A. Baird) of Lehi; Kenneth McKay Smith [BYH Class of 1965] (JoAnne King) of Mesa, Arizona; Ronald McKay Smith [BYH Class of 1967] (Colleen Johnson) of Orem; Rebecca Smith Snyder [BYH Class of 1970] (Richard L. Snyder) of Tillamook, Oregon; Deborah Smith Annis of Provo; Dorothy Smith Gillespie (John K. Gillespie) of Orem; and Richard McKay Smith (Cindy Naylor) of North Salt Lake. @2007

Teichert, R. Conrad [Robert Conrad]

Teichert, R. Conrad [Robert Conrad]
Provo, Utah US

Conrad and Diane Teichert

Class of 1967. R. Conrad Teichert. Letterman, President Band, Brigadier Newspaper Staff Sports Editor, Football, Basketball, Track, Preferred Man as a Senior, Class President as a Sophomore. His parents: Robert Henri Teichert and Marjorie Abbie Childs Teichert. They had six children: Marsha Teichert Kinghorn [BYH Class of 1964]; R. Conrad Teichert [BYH Class of 1967] (Diane Farnsworth); Fredrick L. Teichert [BYH Class of 1970]; Paul R. Teichert [BYH Class of 1971]; Robin Teichert; and Barbara Teichert. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS OBITUARY: Robert Conrad Teichert, 51, died November 9, 2000. He was born November 19, 1948, in Salt Lake City, to Robert Henri and Marjorie Abbie Childs Teichert. He grew up on the family ranch in Cokeville, Wyoming. He moved to Provo and graduated from Brigham Young High School. He served an LDS mission in the Philippines, 1968-1970. He was president of the BYU Young Ambassadors, and met his sweetheart, Diane Farnsworth, at BYU. They were married on April 21, 1973 in the Provo LDS Temple. He received a Masters degree in Communications from BYU in 1980. He had diverse careers that utilized all his talents; he was the voice of IFA. He loved the outdoors with his family, friends, and horses. He loved music, sports, church service, writing, and sharing his love of life. He is survived by his wife, Diane; two daughters, Corinne (Jeremy) Baird, Kimberly (Wyck) Parker; two sons, Kraig and Kyle; four grandchildren, Jaycie, Bethany, and Caden Baird, Macey Parker; parents, Robert and Marjorie Teichert, Provo; brothers and sisters, Marsha, Fredrick, Paul, Robin, Barbara. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 14, 2000 in the Alpine LDS Stake Center. Interment, American Fork Cemetery. [Deseret News, Sunday, November 12, 2000.] ~ ~ ~ ~ He was vice president of marketing and sales for Orem, Utah-based Cobblecrete International, Inc. [1999]. Scriptures On Cassettes, narrated by Conrad Teichert, 1 - 11 complete. Distributed by Latter Day Sounds, Inc. Provo, Utah [1976].

Thompson, Sue
1069 West 680 South
Orem, Utah 84058-5941 US

Sue and Randy Heaton
  • Work: (801) 225-1070
  • Cell: (801) 361-4974

Class of 1967. Sue Thompson. Pep Club, Hi-Steppers, F.H.A. President, Chorus, Volleyball, Softball, 4th Year Seminary. Sue graduated from BY High in 1967. She attended Snow College 1967-1969. Graduated from BYU in 1974 with a degree in Elementary Ed and Music. Taught in Provo School district for a few years. She married Randy Heaton and they have five children: First, Suzette Heaton(Matthew) Carter; Suzette is the controller for BJ Plumbing Supply. Second, Lorisa Heaton (David) Massey; Lorisa is a stay-at-home mom. Third, Jeremy (Melisa) Heaton; Jeremy is a pressman for the Daily Herald. Fourth, Nanette Heaton (Brandon) Smith; Nanette works with mentally handicapped adults. Fifth, Brandon Heaton (Jennifer) Heaton; Brandon is in nursing at Utah Valley University. Randy and Sue have nine grandchildren ranging in ages 2 to 15. Sue sings with the Madsen Memorial Chorus from Provo, which is part of the Womens Council where she has served as Second Vice President. She also sings with the Timpanogos Chorale in American Fork. She has a small business that she runs out of her home, "Sue's Heavenly Creations". She creates wedding invitations, graduation invitations, business cards, flyers, and etc. She got started in this business when three of her oldest children got married within six months. She couldn't believe the price of wedding invitations. Now she loves to help parents save money when their kids get married. In her spare time she works part time at Seagull Book, where she works to satisfy her habit, (Reading). She is an avid reader, reading just about anything she can get her hands on. It is not unusual to find her with her nose in a book. She is a big fan of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and the Twilight series. She loves a good mystery too, especially the LDS novels. She reads about fifteen books a month. She also loves to do things with her family. Her husband Randy is a partner with Gilbert and Stewart C.P.A's. Sue and Randy have resided in Orem for the past 29 years, with no plans to move. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Her parents: Woodrow Marsh Thompson and Veryl Davis Thompson of Provo. Their children included: Karen Thompson (Raul) McQuivey of Oakton, Virginia; Stephen W. Thompson [BYH Class of 1962] (Fonette); Sue Thompson [BYH Class of 1967] (Randy) Heaton; Philip Thompson [BYH Class of 1971] (Carrie); and Jill Thompson [BYH Class of 1973] (Allen) Anderson. @2007

Thomson, Alan
2411 North 750 East
Provo, Utah 84604-4014 US

Alan and Dahrl Thomson
  • Work: (801) 377-8282
  • Cell: (801) 592-1161

Class of 1967. Alan Thomson. Letterman (Vice President as a Senior), Forensics, Chorus, Wildcat Yearbook, Football (Honorable Mention Region), Tennis (Co-Captain), Senator, Seminary Graduate. BYU BA Spanish & Portuguese 1974. BYU MBA Business Administration 1976. He married Dahrl Swensen. ~ ~ ~ ~ HIS FATHER'S OBITUARY: Woodruff Christian Thomson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend passed away quietly on August 31, 2006, at his mountain home at Sundance, surrounded by his wife and children, after a brief and heroic struggle with cancer. Woodruff was born March 10, 1917, in Ephraim, Utah, to Daniel and Kirstine (Stena) Christensen Thomson. His love for his parents, brothers, and sister, and his Danish heritage, were evident throughout his life. He attended Snow College, where he was active in band and on the track team. He then attended the University of Utah, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in English. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. Upon graduating from the University of Utah, he accepted a teaching position at the high school in Beaver, Utah. Here, he met his life-long sweetheart and best friend, Irene Giddings, whom he married June 6, 1941, in the Salt Lake Temple. Woodruff was inducted into the United States Army on June 17, 1941, and attended Officers Candidate School. He served valiantly with the XI Corps in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Awards. Shortly after the conclusion of the war, he began service in the Army Reserve, retiring as a Colonel in 1977. Upon returning from the war, he again took up his academic pursuits, obtaining his PhD in English from the University of Utah. He then began his long and distinguished career of 34 years as a professor in the English Department at BYU, retiring in 1983. An active member of the LDS Church, Woodruff served in many leadership positions, including his service as the first Bishop of the BYU 94th Ward and as a member of the BYU Stake High Council. He was always active in community affairs and served as President of the Golden K Kiwanis, Retired Officers Association, and the Utah Valley Historical Society. Woodruff is survived by his wife, Irene; four children: Ingrid Thomson (Bob) Fuhriman, Bellevue, Washington; Ruth Thomson (Van) Symons, Davenport, Iowa; Alan (Dahrl) Thomson, Provo; and Lee (Mary) Thomson, Las Vegas, Nevada: 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Thomson Jonas, Salt Lake. Funeral services: Tuesday, September 5, 2006 in Provo. Interment, American Fork City Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by American Legion Post 72. [Provo Daily Herald on September 3, 2006.] @2007 ~ ~ ~ ~ Email sent to bounced back. @2010

Young, Michael K.
301 Gerberding Hall
Box 351230
Seattle, Washington 98195 US

Mike Young
  • Work: 206-543-5010

Class of 1967. Michael K. Young. Student Body 1st Vice President. Spanish Club, Ski Club, Letterman, Forensics, Band, Football, Tennis, VFW Oratorical Contest 3rd Place. ~ ~ ~ ~ BYU BA Political Science 1973 with highest honors. Harvard Law School JD Magna Cum Laude 1976. Michael K. Young became Dean of the George Washington University Law School and Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence in 1998. From 1985-1998 Dean Young was the Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law at Columbia University. At Columbia he was also the Director of the Center for Japanese Legal Studies and Director of the Center for Korean Studies (1985-1998) and Co-Director, Program on Religion, Human Rights and Religious Freedom (1994-1998). In addition to his academic and administrative experience, Dean Young served from 1989-1993 in the U.S. State Department, including as Ambassador for Trade and Environmental Affairs (1992-1993), and Deputy Under Secretary for Economic and Agricultural Affairs (1991-1993). He served two terms as Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and is a member of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee, Office of U.S. Trade Representative. ~ ~ ~ ~ April 30, 2004: The University of Utah community welcomed Michael K. Young as its new president. The Board of Regents approved the appointment of Mike Young after interviewing two other finalists for the job. President Young and his wife Suzan have deep roots in Utah [he is a direct descendant of Brigham Young] and both say they are excited to be moving to a state where they have friends and family. Young follows Bernie Machen who left to become president at the University of Florida. Utah conducted a national search for a new leader and 147 educators applied for the job. Young will now oversee the 28,000 students, 2,750 faculty, and 11,500 staff of the University of Utah. President Young, 54, officially assumed his duties as president on August 2, 2004, and continued until April 2011, when he left to become President of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. U of U Faculty Senate President Andrew Gitlin was on the search committee and says this is a good fit. “President Young brings a strong knowledge of the local Utah culture and a vast array of negotiation skills. Clearly, it is the hope of the Regents that his local knowledge and negotiation skills will reap financial benefits with the legislature.” Student Body President Alex Lowe says students on campus have been following the presidential search and are very happy with the decision. “We could not be more excited. Michael Young is exactly what the University needs and he has committed to being 100 percent accessible to students. We are looking forward to a great year”, said Lowe.

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Michael Young and the University of Washington seem an odd fit. But this won't be the first time that Young has met with puzzled expression. By Seattle Times staff Michael K. Young and the University of Washington seem an odd fit. Seattle, compared to most places, is unchurched and liberal. Young is a Mormon who served in the George H.W. Bush administration. But this won't be the first time that Young, announced Monday as the university's new president, has met with puzzled expression. When he was named the University of Utah's president in 2004, Young encountered a community divided, with faith and politics but two of the fault lines. In Young, all sides found cause for concern. Non-Mormons worried that Young was Mormon — a graduate of rival Brigham Young University, no less — prompting a local newspaper to compare Young's appointment to "Lincoln joining the Confederacy." Meanwhile, conservative critics of the university saw in Young an embodiment of their take on the school: liberal and elitist. Young's résumé, long on Ivy League institutions, betrayed sustained stretches in Manhattan and Washington, D.C. As president, Young soon confronted the charged issue of whether guns should be allowed on the Utah campus. The issue pitted the university and its faculty, determined to retain a gun ban, against the state Legislature. Young proved adept at navigating the currents. He met one-on-one with lawmakers and steered the debate from "pro-gun" or "anti-gun" to one of economic development, saying the ban's lifting could make it difficult to recruit top faculty. The ban ultimately was done away with, but with certain restrictions intact. In the aftermath, the competing sides agree on only this: They like the way Young handled the situation — and they're sorry to see him go. "We're mad at you that you're taking him away from us," said Steve Gunn, with the Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah. "I am actually sad to lose him," said Rep. Curt Oda, a Republican state legislator from Clearfield. To Young's colleagues, the gun debate illustrates his skill at finding common ground and defusing tempers. They also say it shows how it can be a mistake for anyone to isolate select items from Young's résumé and draw sweeping conclusions. That résumé radiates: bachelor's degree from BYU; Mormon mission in Japan; law degree from Harvard, where he made Law Review; U.S. Supreme Court clerkship; law professor at Columbia; Mormon stake president in New York; law dean at George Washington University; ambassador for trade and environmental affairs; deputy undersecretary of state for economic and agricultural affairs; chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Young's mentors include the late Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, former Secretary of State James Baker III and current World Bank President Robert Zoellick. Young's diversions include scuba diving, hang gliding, riding a Harley and hiking Denali. In his youth, he considered chucking everything to be a ski instructor. But strip out the big names, impressive titles and adventurous excursions, and key themes emerge from Young's life and career: an ability to adapt; an aversion to division and paralysis; and a desire, not always realized, to meet the competing demands of family, faith and work. His family album For Young's influences, family is a good place to start. His great-great-great-grandfather was Lorenzo Dow Young, younger brother of Brigham Young, the famed pioneer some called the "Mormon Moses." Michael Young, 61, spent his early years in Sacramento, where his father worked as a civil engineer. But the family moved to Chester, a small logging town in Northern California, when Michael's uncle, a store owner, was robbed and murdered, along with his two children. Michael's parents took over the store. Michael, accompanied by his mother, later went to live with his grandparents in Provo, Utah. Michael attended Brigham Young High School, where he wrestled and won the state's debating championship, according to Jim Holtkamp, a high-school classmate. Because his father stayed in California, with the store, Michael split time between the states. In writings and in conversation with family and friends, Michael Young describes how his life has been shaped by his grandfather, his mother and his oldest son. Wilbur Sowards, the father of Michael's mother, owned a small corner grocery in Provo. But in his youth he served three missions, two in the South. Those missions were charged with danger. In Kentucky, Sowards replaced a missionary who had been lynched. In a chapter for the book "Finding God at BYU," Michael Young wrote of his grandfather: "I spent many days and evenings literally sitting at his feet, listening to him tell of his missionary experiences, of his close brushes with death, and of the Lord's intervention and protection. Those were dramatic stories for a young boy, full of high adventure, of close calls, of too many rescues to count. ... "I learned that the Lord could truly be counted on to save and protect those who were on his errand." Young's mother, Ethelyn Sowards Young, was one of eight children. She became a teacher and a pilot, and in World War II flew bombers from the factory to the European theater. When Utah Business magazine asked Young to name his most powerful influence, he cited his mother. "She taught me to believe in myself and, perhaps even more importantly, to believe in others. She taught me that service to others is the most important aim of any life and one's work life ought to reflect that. And she taught me anything was possible." Young has three children of his own. His oldest, Stewart, worked as a federal prosecutor in San Diego before joining the University of Wyoming law faculty last year. When Stewart was about 18 months old, his dad clerked for Rehnquist, then an associate member of the Supreme Court. Young was at the right elbow of history, taking long walks with Rehnquist as he struggled with Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, a landmark affirmative-action case. In the morning, before heading to the Supreme Court, Young often played with his son, rolling a ball back and forth. It was their first game of catch. Young later would tell his son that although he had the best job imaginable, "this was more fun to me than that." As his kids grew up, Young showed up for their meets and games. Stewart swam, rowed and played football; Kathryn played lacrosse, soccer and basketball; Andrew played lacrosse and ran cross country. Stewart, at age 19, served a mission in Japan, where he was allowed to call home only on Christmas and Mother's Day. His father knew how lonely the work of a missionary can be, Stewart says, so every week his dad wrote him a 15-page letter — "intensely personal," with words of encouragement and details from home. He came to know his father through those letters. "I kept them all," Stewart said. Lessons learned As a student, professor and administrator, Young has found university life to be rich with lessons that go beyond textbooks. At BYU, Young and Holtkamp attended a speech by Hubert Humphrey inside a 12,000-seat field house. To show Humphrey how Utah differed from the rest of the country, the BYU president asked all students who supported the Vietnam War to stand. Holtkamp remembers students rising across the stadium, while he and Young remained seated. Young ran into professors who forced him to think instead of simply memorize. "My initial reaction was, of course, high irritation," Young wrote of those days. "After all, I thought I understood the game pretty well, and I had certainly mastered it, at least as I understood it: The teacher would present me with prepackaged material, and I would memorize it quickly and repeat it back on the examination. The teacher would then give me a good grade, and we would both pretend that I was smart." After getting his Harvard law degree and clerking for Rehnquist, Young became a law professor at Columbia, where he directed the Center for Japanese Legal Studies. He tried to compartmentalize, but learned the difficulties of chasing tenure while raising kids. "I occasionally used the Socratic method at the dinner table and cut up the food of my dinner companion at a formal banquet," he wrote in an article in the Brigham Young University Law Review. Young's daughter, Kathryn Owen, says that in Manhattan, her dad made a point of being home for dinner and tucking the kids into bed. She didn't learn until years later that he would then go back to work for hours. While teaching law, Young imbued his kids with a sense of adventure. He let them go bungee jumping. He let his daughter get a pilot's license while in high school. Owen, now 31, went on to graduate from the Air Force Academy. Young learned of the effect his faith could have on others. "In the academic universe, phrases like 'revealed truth' and 'I have a testimony' have a tendency to stop conversations and clear the faculty lunchroom," he wrote in the law review article. After 20 years of teaching, Young left Columbia to become dean of George Washington University law school. His first day, the plumbing broke, turning the school's largest classroom into "a beautiful, though highly inappropriately located, reflecting pool," he wrote in a Toledo Law Review article. Cleaning up afterward, he found there were no paper towels. He muttered about the dean, only to remember: He was now the dean. "Three steps ahead" Through the years, Young has been quick to adapt. When he went to work for the State Department in 1989, he was tapped as a specialist on Japan. But almost immediately he was designated the United States' lead lawyer in the negotiations to reunify Germany. On the plane ride over the Atlantic, he dived into large volumes of German history. At the University of Utah, Young's versatility has likewise been in demand. Randy Dryer, a university trustee who has worked with six school presidents, says he knew Young was special from the get-go. "Most presidents come in and want to clean house and put in their own hand-picked folks," Dryer said. "Mike came in and quickly realized he had a top-notch leadership team. He just added his own political savvy." Showing a talent for triangulation, Young avoided alienating would-be opponents, according to interviews with more than a dozen Utah power brokers. Young met with state Senate President John Valentine, who said the new president was "just delightful and gracious." David Clark, a former state House speaker, said of Young: "If I were playing chess, this is definitely someone I would like to have on my team. He was always three steps ahead." Young showed a talent for fundraising — more than doubling the university's donor base — and a willingness to battle when needed. He fought when lawmakers tried to limit faculty tenure, Dryer says. When animal-rights groups began protesting near the homes of faculty who used animals in their research, Young lobbied for an ordinance restricting picketing in residential areas. As his track record drew notice, other universities came calling. When Young became a finalist for a job at Dartmouth, Utah induced him to stay with a $275,000 bonus in 2009. At Utah, Young also sat on the boards of several companies, including one, MagnetBank, that failed two years ago. In June 2009, an arbitration panel headed by Young delivered a critical ruling involving NAFTA. A month later, Young testified before Congress to blast the Bowl Championship Series. At a hearing requested by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Young took the BCS to task, saying college football's structure for determining its championship penalized all but six conferences. Utah had just completed an undefeated season but was shut out of the championship game. Some of Young's vocabulary — for example, "dialogic" and "self-referential" — missed his target audience. "Self-what now?" Hatch asked. But Young found his stride. He boiled his argument to its basics — "Championship should be decided by competition, not conspiracy" — and even issued a challenge, telling the University of Nebraska's chancellor, who was also testifying, that he wished the Cornhuskers "were willing to play us." The personal is public In 2010, news broke in the Utah newspapers that Young was getting divorced from Suzan, his wife of more than 30 years. Michele Mattsson, vice chair of the university's board of trustees, said Young's divorce was "shocking and unsettling" and had "divided loyalties" on campus, where Suzan Young ran a popular lecture series. "It may be good for him to have another opportunity at this time," Mattsson said. Young, in an interview with The Seattle Times, said: "This has been a painful, personal situation, for sure. But I've not sensed any lack of momentum on the part of the university. We raised more money this year than we raised last year, and more money last year than we did the year before. "Look, Utah is not an easy place to get divorced. ... And I do sometimes think it makes it harder here maybe to accept a simple and true explanation. ... Is he having a psychotic breakdown? Is he gay? Is he having an affair? Is he sleeping with sheep? Is he clinically depressed? A lot of that stuff is said. And truth of the matter is it's just much simpler than that. "It's what happens in a marriage, and I also hope people understand, you don't leave a 35-year marriage casually." James Macfarlane, former chair of the University of Utah trustees, said the divorce didn't endanger Young's job. But it may have made it easier for Young to leave. "I think he's looking for a new start and a more open situation." Originally published April 26, 2011, Seattle Times, reported by Jonathan Martin, Craig Welch, Bob Young, Jim Brunner and Ken Armstrong, and written by Armstrong. @2011

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Class of 1967. Sondra Young. Pep Club, F.H.A., Thespians, Symphony Debonairs, Science Club, Drama, Forensics, Band, Wildcat Yearbook Staff (Assistant Photographer), Basketball, Track, Softball, Gymnastics (2nd All-Around), 4th Year Seminary, Girls' State, Anna B. Hart Literary Award, Girls P.E. Service Award. BYU BA English & Teaching Certificate 1972. BYU MA History 1995. Sondra Young Jones, Provo, has written her first book, a revisionist history based on research she did for her masters thesis at BYU. The Trial of Don Pedro Leon Lujan: The Attack Against Indian Slavery and Mexican Traders in Utah was published by the University of Utah Press in November 1999. An adjunct writing instructor at BYU and at Utah Valley State College, she is working on another book about the history of the Ute Indians in Colorado and Utah. Husband, Robert Jones, BYU 76. @2007

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