Lana Clark Foley

Profile Updated: July 12, 2021
Lana Clark
Residing In: South Jordan, UT USA
Occupation: Retired educator
Children: Elisabeth Anne, born 1974
David Shawn, born 1975
Michael Jonathan, born 1978
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Here are my major life events since high school graduation:
* In 1967, I competed as Miss Idaho-World in the Miss World-USA Pageant in Baltimore, Maryland.
* Attended University of Utah as ballet major. Toured once more with Ballet West's "Nutcracker Ballet."
* Attended BYU, graduated in elementary ed and married William David Foley.
*Moved to Michigan, where lived for 22 years, and raised 3 children (1 girl and 2 boys).
* Took coast to coast USA motorcycle trip with husband on BMW 750 motorcycle! (before children)
* Choreographed stake and community theater musicals and performed in some, including Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof. Also taught dance for 2.5 years.
* Traveled to Toronto, Canada and Cancun, Mexico.
* Have had many opportunities to serve in callings in the LDS church, on ward and stake levels.
* Divorced after 23 years of marriage. Moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where I lived for 12 years.
* Moved back to Utah! (South Jordan) Enjoyed season tickets to Ballet West and Hale Theater for a few years.
* Am proud grandmother of 16 grandchildren--4 boys, 12 girls!
* Have taught school in Michigan, Nevada and Utah for total of 30 years (Preschool through 8th grade).
* Retired from teaching in June of 2016! (Woohoo!)
* Present goals: finish my personal history and scrapbooks, do writing, perform music, and serve a local LDS service mission before final "graduation."

School Story:

I remember enjoying literature and writing in English, loving to create and move in modern dance classes, playing piano and having an excellent teacher, Roger Gull, in seminary. I remember close friends (Mary Lou Hoffman, Kathy VanderVeur, and Louise Glade) and having fun friends in my classes. I recall dodging garbage cans filled with rain water from the leaking roof along the hallways, with the accompanying jokes about "the big drips at Skyline" from non-Skyliner friends.
I recall Mr. Larry Bird (my favorite high school teacher) and taking part in assemblies and programs with Skyline's Concert Orchestra. A special memory was the Las Vegas trip we made to perform with the Concert Choir at an important music convention there. Little did I know then that I would be living and teaching in Las Vegas in years to come.

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Nov 25, 2021 at 4:33 AM
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Mar 13, 2021 at 2:50 AM

Happy birthday, Shelly! I hope that your day is a very special one! You have lived a life that has always been an exemplary one for me. From the time I first met you in Evergreen's orchestra I've admired your cheerfulness, friendliness, intellect, talent and leadership. I was so proud to read of your making Teacher of the Year some years ago, and then your benefiting new and future teachers with your supervision and instruction. I'm grateful to have known you in this life! Thanks for being wonderful you!

Dec 19, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Merry Birthday and Happy Christmas, Scott!

Jul 11, 2017 at 3:32 PM

Happy birthday--a few days late! I really enjoyed your family photo, and "Cat in the Hat" shirt.Hope all is going well for you!

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Lana Clark Foley has left an In Memory comment for Nora Van Zyverden Allen.
Mar 26, 2017 at 12:33 PM

     I knew Nora from Modern Dance class. She was tall, slim, and lovely. Nora was always friendly  and had an outgoing, bubbling personality. I loved to hear her laugh. I'm glad to have known her, and I was so sorry to hear of her death.

Lana Clark Foley has left an In Memory comment for Linda Christensen Church.
Mar 26, 2017 at 12:33 PM

     I remember knowing Linda from elementary school on up to high school graduation. In elementary school, we learned to play the violin together, and would sometimes walk home from "Summer Music," talking and carrying our cases in hand. I recall her being close friends with Linda Gessell (It was always "Linda and Linda," for many years.)  We took the same school bus to Skyline, and I recall sitting together and having fun conversations about dance, a  passion we shared. She was always so friendly and upbeat. I was shocked and saddened  to hear of her early death.

Lana Clark Foley has left an In Memory comment for Donna Bird Sumner.
Mar 24, 2017 at 4:33 PM

     Donna and I grew up together in our  LDS ward. We were in the same church classes in Primary, Sunday school, and MIA, and in some of our grade school classes too. A favorite memory of her was when,in mutual, she and I were once in a foursome group for a Quartet Festival together. When the winners were announced,  we screamed, jumped up and down, and hugged each other tight when we won first place in the Junior Division. At Skyline, I was delighted  to be her locker partner for a year. I thought this would be a good chance for us to interact more, but she was so busy I rarely saw her. Yet every time I did associate with her, Donna was always sweet and caring. I never saw her be loud, boisterous, angry, or unkind. I'm so glad to have known her, and have been very saddened by the news of her death. She was lovely inside and out.

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Lana Clark Foley has left an In Memory comment for Kory Berrett.
Mar 23, 2017 at 4:33 PM

      Kory was my "boyfriend" in Mrs. Dangerfield's fourth grade class at Sherman School. We were an unlikely duo, as I was the tallest student in class, and he was the shortest . He sent me a very special valentine with a candy attached, that I still have in my scrapbook to this day. When we were in the fifth grade, however, we were in different classes, and another boy (Greg McArthur) liked me, but I still liked Kory. Greg and I were sent to the bookroom to get some paper one day, and Kory happened to be walking down the hall at the same time. Kory and I smiled at each other shyly, and Greg didn't like it.  Once we were in the book room, Greg made sure we were in plain sight of Kory, gave me a kiss, and turned out the light!  I was mortifified! But that was the end of Kory's and my "romance."

     Years later, at Skyline, I would run into Kory here and there and we would smile and say hello. Once I asked, "Kory, do you remember in the fourth and fifth grade when--" That's as far as I got before Kory interrupted with, "Oh yeah, I remember!" I was always impressed with his great talent in Art, and was happy to see that he was a Sterling Scholar in that area, and that he continued to create as an adult. He was a very memorable childhood friend, and I am so sad to hear about his death. I have never forgotten him.

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