Faculty and Staff Memories

 

 

James Vaun Barber

Vaun Barber, age 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Yuma, Arizona, Friday, August 15, 1997.

He was born in Syracuse, Utah, July 27, 1917, the son of Clyde C. and Mattie Walker Barber. He married Mavis Johnson on December 11, 1940, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.He was raised in Syracuse, Utah and lived there until 1979, when he moved to Yuma after his retirement from the Davis School District. He attended Syracuse Elementary and graduated from Davis High School. He attended Weber College, Utah State University and graduated with honors from the University of Utah, where he also received his masters degree. He taught school at North Davis Jr. High and Davis High and vice-principal at Clearfield High. He served as principal at Kaysville Jr. High, and was the first principal at Layton High School, where he retired after serving 14 years. In all, he served 30 years in the Davis County School District.

He served two years in the Army in World War II, where he taught surveying for field artillery, mostly in Europe. He was active in the LDS Church and served a two year mission in the Northern States. He taught classes in all organizations of the church and served on the Sunday School Stake Board.

Vaun was a lover of sports; he played baseball and basketball in his youth and was a great fisherman and hunter. He later became an avid golfer and got a hole-in-one on four different golf courses in four different states.

He was a charter member of the Syracuse Lion's Club and was a member of the Kaysville Rotary Club. He was a member of several fraternities, including Phi Alpha Theta (National History Fraternity) and Phi Delta Kappa (National Education Fraternity).

Surviving is his wife, Mavis; one son, Guy (Linda) Barber, Salt Lake City; one granddaughter, Sarah (Ryan) Kirkpatrick, Kaysville; two step-grandchildren, Chandra and Brock. Also surviving are one brother and two sisters, Rex (Delsa) Barber, Shirley (Dick) Egan, both of Syracuse; Iren (Henry) Holland, Rupert, Idaho. He was preceded in death by one son, Terry Barber, and an infant granddaughter, Samantha.

Services will be held on Wed., August 20, 1997, 2 p.m.. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 No. Main. Interment: Syracuse City Cemetery.

 

Melvin LeRoy Manning was born on a farm in North Garland, Utah on June 1, 1920 to LeRoy Wilcox Manning and Vida Erickson Manning. He married Ellen Mae Munns in the Salt Lake Temple on August 13, 1947. He died peacefully at home with his family on July 30, 2017.
Melvin graduated from Bear River High School in 1938. He served in the Marine Corp during WWII. After the War, he graduated from Utah State University. He was employed with the Davis School District for 35 years as a teacher, coach and administrator. Melvin is a 69-year resident of Kaysville, Utah. He was devoted to his beloved Exhausted Hens and Roosters. He is a lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served faithfully as Bishop, Bishopric Counselor Ward and Stake Sunday School and various priesthood callings. 
Mel adored unconditionally his sweetheart, Ellen Mae, of 70 years. He was also a loving, caring father to his children.
He is preceded in death by his father, LeRoy Manning mother, Vida Erickson, granddaughter, Jennifer Manning and brother, Glen Manning. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Mae, children Susan Heath (David), Debbie Robinson (David), Michael Manning (Jackie) and Robert Manning. They have 16 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Ethel Mae Firth, Marie Firth, Dorothy Pearce and two brothers Earl Manning and Dave Manning. 
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Kaysville Crestwood Stake Center, 855 E. Mutton Hollow Road. Friends may visit family Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment, Brigham City Cemetery.Melvin LeRoy Manning was born on a farm in North Garland, Utah on June 1, 1920 to LeRoy Wilcox Manning and Vida Erickson Manning. He married Ellen Mae Munns in the Salt Lake Temple on August 13, 1947. He died peacefully at home with his family on July 30, 2017.
Melvin graduated from Bear River High School in 1938. He served in the Marine Corp during WWII. After the War, he graduated from Utah State University. He was employed with the Davis School District for 35 years as a teacher, coach and administrator. Melvin is a 69-year resident of Kaysville, Utah. He was devoted to his beloved Exhausted Hens and Roosters. He is a lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served faithfully as Bishop, Bishopric Counselor Ward and Stake Sunday School and various priesthood callings. 
Mel adored unconditionally his sweetheart, Ellen Mae, of 70 years. He was also a loving, caring father to his children.
He is preceded in death by his father, LeRoy Manning mother, Vida Erickson, granddaughter, Jennifer Manning and brother, Glen Manning. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Mae, children Susan Heath (David), Debbie Robinson (David), Michael Manning (Jackie) and Robert Manning. They have 16 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Ethel Mae Firth, Marie Firth, Dorothy Pearce and two brothers Earl Manning and Dave Manning. 
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Kaysville Crestwood Stake Center, 855 E. Mutton Hollow Road. Friends may visit family Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment, Brigham City Cemetery.

 

Bonnie Nash Graham

Mar. 16, 1942 ~ Feb.15, 2014 
"Thinking back I've lived a very full life maybe as much as 10 times as other people. I watched for opportunities and jumped on board for all the adventure I could afford. Knowing an Angel was always at my shoulder gave me assurance and comfort. This always served to make me constantly mindful of our all knowing Heavenly Father and that he loves and protects us." 
Those words pretty well describe Mom's view of life. Her life began on March 16, 1942. She was the oldest of three daughters born to George Edward Nash and Hilda Ward in Pocatello, Idaho. Sisters Priscilla (Nielsen) and Darla (Rampton) completed the Nash family. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served faithfully in many callings. In 1964 she was married in the Logan LDS Temple and later divorced. 
"Perhaps we were unique because we didn't live in a dysfunctional home. Both parents worked hard, Dad in the fields and dairy farm and Mother at the stove and sewing machine. 
"Teaching their children to work was one of their greatest legacies. Once I told Dad that I didn't want to go to college - "I think I will just find work and get married." His response was "It's up to you, just remember, Dolly, you can either work hard or work smart." I must have chosen correctly because throughout my teaching career, which spanned 44 years, I always looked forward to Mondays. I was very fond of work as a teacher in English and Social Studies. I learned from my students as much as I hope they learned from me. After attending Utah State University for four years and getting married during that time-my first teaching job was at Logan High School. From there we moved to Davis County. I taught school at Roy High and Ogden City Schools. After taking about a year off to have a family, I began teaching at Layton High School in 1973. 
"The adoption of our children Claire and Travis restored our happiness after our first two children returned to their Heavenly home. They were like the proverbial carrot on a stick that rewarded me at an appointed time. I would reunite with them and raise these babies later. When Claire and Travis were each sealed to us we were reminded that our family group sheet was complete with all four of our little ones-what a blessing this is. This knowledge has made it possible for me to accept my limitations and not fear death but rather celebrate in my heart. 
"Hush Little Baby, don't you cry, Daddy's going to buy you a ….. Hush my loved ones don't you cry, I have written you a lullaby. I hope it comforts and confirms to you who helped shape me into what I have loved and learned in this life. Be Happy! I Am! We can all meet again another time! Thank you, Thank you all so much for your contribution to my learning and serving in this 71-year journey; hasn't it been Great!!"
Bonnie is survived by her daughter Claire and Lee Doss, and son Travis and Alissa (Hansen) Graham; grandchildren Ashley, Jay, Tyson and Cecily. Hailey, Britney, Austin, and Sophie Graham; sisters Priscilla and Dave Nielsen, and Darla and Kent Rampton. She is preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Gayle Graham. 
The family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to her three special caregivers: Angel, Amy, and Sunny from Inspiration Hospice, as well as her Greenbrier Ward family for all of the wonderful care and attention they willingly provided to our Mom. 
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd. Friends may visit with family on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. as well as Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. 
Interment, Aultorest Memorial Park in Ogden. 
In lieu of flowers Bonnie requests donations be made on her behalf to Layton High School Academics or the LDS Perpetual Education Fund.

 

Ronald L. Petersen

Our dear father, grandfather, teacher and friend, Ronald L. Petersen, 77, passed through the veil to join his sweetheart in the early morning hours of April 25, 2010.

Ronald was eldest in a large family of ten children, born to Merrill and Cora Petersen on May 10, 1932. He spent his early years on a farm in Granger, Utah surrounded by loving parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, and many cousins. He learned to work hard from an early age tending the large family garden and milking cows alongside his father. His father purchased a farm in Farr West, Utah where Ronald spent his later teenage years weeding and thinning acres of sugar beets. He was also active in 4-H where he won many awards, and he graduated with high honors from Weber High School.

Facing induction into the U. S. Army, he elected to enlist in the U.S. Navy in1951, his hopes of serving an LDS mission placed on hold. While yet involved in the Korean Conflict, he was joined in eternal marriage to the love of his life, Charlene Mary Moore, on May 7, 1954 in the Salt Lake Temple by Elder Harold B. Lee, then an apostle. They became parents of five sons and two daughters to whom Ronald was a steady and faithful influence as father and provider. He taught his children to love the Lord, to honor their mother, to value hard work and to cherish integrity.

Ronald graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University with a degree in English and Theater. He taught for 40 years

 

" 7 years at Central Davis Junior High, and 33 years at Layton High School. He taught A.P. English and Drama, serving as chairman of the Drama Department for more than 25 years, directing countless plays and musicals. He influenced the lives of thousands of young people sharing with them his love of literature and theater. He was later honored with two prestigious awards by Layton High alumni of both Brigham Young University and Weber State University for being "Most Influential Teacher." He was also honored by the Layton Chamber of Commerce as Outstanding Educator in 1994.

He served in a variety of church assignments throughout his life, including Bishop''s Counselor, Elder''s Quorum President, Stake YMMIA Superintendent, several stake missions, High Priests Group Leader, and writer for the Church Curriculum Department. Following retirement in May 1998, Ronald and Charlene began nearly ten years of service as missionaries for the LDS Church in the Church Magazines Department.

Separated by Charlene''s death January 1, 2008, his final two years were met with the same cheerfulness and endurance that were hallmarks of his life. Even though he faced loneliness and numerous health difficulties he remained optimistic and enjoyed the love of family and friends. He continued to write poetry for which he was well known. He wrote a poem for each grandchild at high school graduation and felt a deep urgency to complete poems for three who will graduate in May.

Ronald is survived by his seven children: David (Raylene), DeAnn (David) Hoggan, Scott (Marilyn), Mark (Becky), Doug (Brenda), RenAC.e (Steve) Barker, and Rusty (Rebecca), 27 grandchildren (with one on the way), and 17 great grand-children (with two on the way). He is also survived by five siblings: Denis (Taunya), Marge (Val) Fisher, Roger (Susan), Bob (Rosanne) and Marsha (Greg) Porter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene, granddaughter Kiersten, parents, sister Betsy (Jim) Snyder, and brothers Keith (Pat), Jay (Lois), and Gerald (Kathy).

The family is grateful to all who have been a friend to Ronald in his final years. He has been provided countless rides, meals and tender acts of service. He enjoyed his longtime association with the "back row bunch" and dearly loved his neighbors and his ward.

Ronald loved the missionary work of the Church. He assisted in supporting all his grandchildren who served missions and many, many others.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Adamswood Ward, 1410 East Gentile, Layton. Friends may visit family Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist''s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the ward. Interment, Lindquist''s Memorial Park at Layton, 1867 No. Fairfield Road.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that contributions be made to the general missionary fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

LAYTON – Cleone Ellison Adams Whitman, a lifetime resident of Layton, Utah, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the age of 100.  She died of natural causes, surrounded by her loving family.

Mom is survived by her daughter, Sherrie Rampton (Clark) of Kaysville; son Bob Whitman (Wendy) of Salt Lake City; and daughter Shellie Bowman (Richard) of Plano, Texas.  She is also survived by ten grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, a brother, Wendell E. Adams, and a sister-in-law, Margaret A. Adams.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Whitman; her parents Jabez and Alice Adams; a sister and brother-in-law, Helene and Noall Z. Tanner, a brother, David E. Adams, a sister-in-law, Ramona Adams, and a great-grandson, Jacob Baldwin Bowman.

She was born in Layton, Utah, June 15, 1914, and with the exception of short periods in which she resided in Chicago, IL; Oklahoma City, OK; and Millville, New Jersey, lived her entire life in Layton.

Mom attended Layton Elementary School, Davis High School, and graduated from the University of Utah in secondary education. She also did some specialized training at the Gregg School of Shorthand in Chicago, Illinois, and was the state champion in proficiency of Gregg Shorthand.

Following her graduation from the University of Utah, Mom returned to her alma mater, Davis High School, where she taught type and shorthand, and was the Pro Schola advisor. After teaching at Davis High School for five years, she began working at Hill Air Force Base, where she wrote the Supply Training Manual for the Air Corp Supply and was then put in charge of the Supply Division. While working at Hill Air Force Base, she met her husband, Bob. They married on April 28, 1945 and were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. They were married for 51 years prior to Bob’s death. After the birth of their first child, Mom retired from her work at the Base. As her kids grew, Mom returned to teaching, first, at Central Davis Junior High School, and later at Layton High School, where she served as head of the business department and Senior Class Advisor. In recognition of Mom’s outstanding service at Layton High School, the Cleone A. Whitman Scholarship was established in 2002, which has provided a four-year tuition and books scholarship to one outstanding senior each year.

Mom was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in numerous positions, including Relief Society President, Gospel Doctrine teacher, Relief Society instructor, and Young Single Adults leader, among many other assignments. She served two full-time LDS missions with her husband, one in the Canada Halifax Mission, and the other in the Salt Lake Temple Square Mission. Following her husband’s death, she accepted three additional assignments under the Church’s Missionary department. Mom also served as a hostess at the Beehive House for many years, and attended many temple sessions weekly.

Mom was truly a remarkable and extraordinary person. She had an incredible work ethic and work capacity. Much to her children’s dismay, this included shoveling snow and mowing the lawn well into her 90’s. She was always busy accomplishing something worthwhile. She was a voracious reader, who read many dozens of books each year, often reading late into the night. She was a gracious hostess, and she and dad generously opened their home to friends and family. She adored, and was adored by, her children and grandchildren for whom no effort was too great.

Mom’s teaching and mentoring impacted the lives of literally hundreds of people, whom she knew and remembered by name through her one hundredth birthday. Her remarkable memory and sharpness of mind astounded us all. Mom was our “Google” on all important questions, long before Google was founded. Mom was an extraordinarily devoted mother, wife, grandmother, and great-grandmother, whose principle joy was her family. She was an advisor and counselor to her entire family right up until her passing. She is greatly, and achingly missed.

Her children wish to express their deep gratitude and appreciation to her wonderful family, friends, neighbors, and others who rendered so many acts of kindness and service to her.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Layton Utah Holmes Creek Stake Center, 125 Chapel Street, Layton, Utah.  Friends may visit with family Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Whitman Home, 770 Rosewood Lane, Layton, Utah and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.  Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.   

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the LDS Church Missionary Fund. 


 

1929 ~ 2014

 


Latyon, UT-Lois Marie Hyer Cook was born December 16, 1929 in Logan, UT to Saul E. and Gladys C. Hyer and passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 at home in Layton. 
She married Richard Dean Cook (Dick) July 6, 1954 in Logan UT. They lived in Layton and raised their family there. They had four children: Susan (William) Waterhouse, Jeffrey (Cherie) Cook, Roger (Nan) Cook, Martha (Ronney) Arndt. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd. Friends may visit with family from 6-8 Friday and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 1929 ~ 2014
Latyon, UT-Lois Marie Hyer Cook was born December 16, 1929 in Logan, UT to Saul E. and Gladys C. Hyer and passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 at home in Layton. 
She married Richard Dean Cook (Dick) July 6, 1954 in Logan UT. They lived in Layton and raised their family there. They had four children: Susan (William) Waterhouse, Jeffrey (Cherie) Cook, Roger (Nan) Cook, Martha (Ronney) Arndt. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd. Friends may visit with family from 6-8 Friday and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

 

Douglas Marshall Moon passed away Saturday, January 4, 2003.

Doug was born in Salt Lake City, UT Dec 12, 1941. He was named after two key World War II generals whose courage and determination to win were reflected throughout Doug's life, especially in his last fight with cancer.

Doug was the youngest of four children born to John Ruland and LaDell Leonard Moon. He grew up in Farm-ington, UT. He graduated from Davis High School, where he was an all-state basketball player. He attended the University of Utah on a basketball scholarship. While at the "U" he lettered for three years and became the 4th all-time free throw leader in the history of the school. He also served as Captain of the basketball team during his senior year. In 1964, Doug made the All Western Athletic Conference team. He was drafted by the then Baltimore Bullets, but he decided he wanted to be a coach.

He coached basketball and taught at Uintah and Layton High Schools. While at Uintah, his team won the state basketball championship. He was a great teacher of young people. He taught them how to work hard on the basketball court just as he had learned to do on the old, gravel court in his back yard.

Doug was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Beth Bodily of Syracuse, UT. They had four children, Troy (Michelle), Nampa, ID, Jeff (Julie), Idaho Falls, ID, Lance (Julie), Layton, UT, and Kirsten (Curt) Nye, Clinton, UT. On March 31, 2000, he married Elaine Tidwell of Salt Lake City.

Doug was a great outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, and golf. He loved life and its challenges. He had a sharp sense of humor that stayed with him to the end of his life. His family and friends loved him and cared for him throughout his long illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Margaret; and sister, Margaret Ann. He is survived by his wife; four children; 27 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Carolyn (Deon) Stuart; brother, Leonard (Delores) Moon; and stepchildren, Duane (Kimberly) Tidwell, David (Angela) Tidwell, Tammy (Brad) Kilpatrick, Richard (Rebecca) Tidwell, Tasha (Randy) Jensen.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wed. Jan 8, 2003 Farmington North Stake Cen-ter, 729 W. Shepard Lane, Farming-ton, UT. Friends may call Tues. 6-8 p.m. Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main, Kaysville, UT and 9:30-10:45 a.m. Farmington North Stake Center prior to the funeral. Interment, Farmington City Cemetery. 


David Clifton Thayne 1939 ~ 2010 "Not all those who wander are lost." -J.R.R. TolkienDavid Clifton Thayne passed away unexpectedly of a brain hemorrhage on June 14th, 2010 at the age of 71 surrounded by his family at the University of Utah Hospital. David was born May 31, 1939 in Provo, Utah to Clifton Earl and Mirla Greenwood Thayne. He was thrilled to serve an LDS Swiss Austrian Mission and then graduated from BYU with Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in music. His love of the arts led him to devote his life to teaching music, singing in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and performing with many bands and other musical groups. David married his "Darlin'" (Darlene Peterson) on June 27th, 1973 in Salt Lake City. They traveled the world together and seldom missed their "date night" of going to the movies, theatre, concerts, social groups, lectures and dances. His greatest pride and joy in life was his children, Matthew (Julie) of North Salt Lake; Melissa (Greg) Watts of Los Gatos, CA; Trisha (Joe) Paul of Salt Lake City; and Devin (fiancé Stephanie Cockrell) of Bountiful. Some of his most precious times were spent making memories with his nine adorable grandchildren (and Gizmo). His hobbies included videography, photography, gardening, traveling, skiing, biking, politics and listening to NPR. He enjoyed keeping in touch with his classmates from Provo High School by helping to organize Class of '57 reunions. David was a freethinker and enjoyed deep discussions with his friends and family. He spent his retirement taking classes at the University of Utah, skiing (42 days this year), connecting with friends, and making everyone laugh. He was a kind and gentle soul to all living things and will be sorely missed. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 19th at the LDS Bountiful 11th Ward, 115 Wicker Ln. (corner of Orchard Dr. & 2000 S.). Friends and family may visit Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary 295 N. Main and Saturday morning at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to services.



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