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Living Teachers


Compiled by "In Memory" Researchers Kathleen Dunn Stone and Kathy Schoenhals, Apr.4, 2016

Connie Jo Hepworth (Woolston) has a portrait hanging in  Abravanel Hall for her achievement in dance and choreography. She currently lives in Las Vegas with her husband, Art Woolston (died July 16,2022), where they are involved in promoting the arts. SeeYouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcvmuOZGqD

Grant Smart – After teaching Socialogy at East, Mr. Smart became the Director of Veterans Affairs at Utah Technical College, later to be named Salt Lake Community College, He was also an Administrative there. In 2002, Grant and Lucille served in the Nauvoo Temple Mission. Grant currently resides in Bountiful, Utah, with his wife, Lucille. In November, Mr. Smart will be 87.

Ron Perla, who looked like Cosmo Kramer from "Seinfeld."

photo by Gretchen Perla
Ron, in his Canmore backyard, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada, is sporting a traditional Caucasus Highlander outfit, complete with a cherkeska with two symmetrical rows of gazyri muzzleloader charge holders, a beshmet, a papakha lambskin headdress, and soft heel-less boots.

Ron Perla is best known not for the his interest in ethnography and anthropology, but for the first ascents in the Wasatch, the Tetons, and Canadian Rockies, and probably also for the 1986 "Avalanche Handbook".

Georgia P. Ball - runs a Bed and Breakfast in France.


Ivan L Dyreng, Jr. - lives in Salt Lake.

Joseph G. Erickson - 95 years old - lives in Salt Lake.

Rebecca B. Glade - lives in Salt Lake - still performing and giving voice lessons.

Charles L Hermansen - lives in South Jordan - 79 years old.
Anne Nibley Murdoch McQueen - Jane Murdoch's sister - lives in Salt Lake. (please supply more information, Jane)
Richard (Dick) M. Milne - Famed basketball and baseball coach - iives in Arizona and Utah - 85 years old.

Florin Nielsen- Drama teacher - still has an active Facebook page:


Drayton G Nuttall - mentioned in an obituary as a survivor in 2013. Ancestor.com and Family search.org still show him as being alive.
Ruthanne Pipkin - lives in Bellview, Washington.
Thomas G. Thorum - Diving Coach - lives in Centerville Utah - 79 years old.
Ted L. Weight - lives in St. George. Listed in wife's obituary as of July 10, 2013. Born 1927 - 88 or 89 years old.
Thelma Hatch Wyss -

- is a writer, sells books on Amazon. Lives in Salt Lake.
(if you know about any other faculty, staff or classmates, please contact us)