Cedar City High School Class of 1960 Blog

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This is a compilation of Class Photos, life stories, biographies, and Current Photos of our classmates.  We would like to have information that you are willing to share about yourself, your accomplishments, and meaningful events in your life since graduation from high school.  Please help us by providing information about you (or others for that matter), which might be interesting to know, especially things funny or unique.

We encourage you to update your biography by clicking on the ‘comments section ’ and let us know what you have been doing, places you have gone, and anything that likely be of interest to your other classmates.  Also, include a current picture of yourself if you can.  The information and picture will be moved from there to the “Biographies” section.

The list is in alphabetical order by FIRST name, not last.

Photos & Family Info Biography
Spouse:   Janice Robb
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Residence:  Cedar City, UT
I guess it all started with the Walt Disney movies we all saw in our early years;  The beautiful  forests with the magical encounters with wild life, Bambi, Thumper, Flower, Cinderella’s sweet mice, birds, horses and dogs  Also, skies so full of stars you forget how late it was.  (And we must not forget the moon.)  The only sound you hear is nature.  This is why I so wanted to move to the country. I now have all of the wonderful things I so loved when I was young and sitting in that dark movie theater.  Some thoughts:To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.—Samuel JohnsonThe thinking man must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo—we need a boundless ethic which will include the animal also.-Dr. Albert Schweitzer
Spouse:  Jack Sawyer
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Residence:  New Harmony, UT
Spouse:  Gordon Farnsworth
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Residence:  Washington, UT
Spouse:  Jack Carpenter
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Residence:  Cedar City, UT
Jay Smith has been associated with nine companies, according to public records. The companies were formed over a forty-seven year period with the most recent being incorporated six years ago in December of 2009. Five of the companies are still active while the remaining four are now listed as inactive.

Jay Smith serves as President of Las Vegas Paving Corporation. Mr. Smith actively manages the Engineering department and all project bidding at Las Vegas Paving. In 1970, he joined Las Vegas Paving Corporation as an Estimator. Mr. Smith’s dedication and boundless knowledge of the construction industry has contributed to the tremendous growth of Las Vegas Paving

Las Vegas Paving currently has 535 jobs under contract for about $447 million and 900 employees.

Las Vegas Paving handles almost every kind of contracting job themselves except electrical. Asphalt, underground, and concrete are their bread and butter. They have eight hot mix plants, two portables, and 15 crushers. Their primary target is public works but they do a lot of private paving as well as supply outside contractors with mix.

Las Vegas Paving, known for specialty paving projects in the Las Vegas area, was awarded the paving job for Las Vegas Motor Speedway back in 1996. This prestigious job was awarded to Las Vegas Paving based on their “track” record with other high profile paving projects such as McCarran Airport, Nellis Air Force Base, Red Rock Canyon, and Highway 95. The contract consisted of the construction of the tri-oval and road course racing surfaces, including the placement, compaction, and fine grading of approximately 70,000 tons of aggregate base course, 27,000 tons of asphalt leveling base, and 13,500 tons of a special racing surface asphalt. Once the aggregate base and leveling base passed rigorous testing, Las Vegas Paving proceeded to place the racing surface. The racing surface consisted of 13,500 tons of special polymerized asphalt and 3,000 tons of blast furnace slag aggregate shipped by rail from Portage, Indiana. In order to meet the stringent requirements for the speedway, Las Vegas Paving dedicated one of the six asphalt plants they owned to the production of materials. The construction of the racing surfaces required 10,000 man hours and 28 pieces of equipment, most of which was new or modified to meet the tolerances required for the track.

Jay also loves cars.  He has a lot of them and I do mean a lot.

Spouse: Tamara Robison
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Residence:  Las Vegas, NV
Spouse:  Alan Carter
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Residence:  Minersville, UT
Spouse:  ? Allred
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Residence:  West Point, UT
After high school Jeff served a mission in Germany.  He has been associated with and currently is the Chairman of the Board of Southern Utah State Bank.  He also managed a plumbing supply store for a number of years.  He has eight children and a number of grand children.  Once he even got the opportunity to assist his wife in the deliver one of his children.  He has been an active Church member and served in a number of positions, including Stake President.
Spouse:  Barbara
Children: Eight
Grandchildren:  Lots (12?)
Residence:  Cedar City, UT
Spouse: Jan
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Residence:  Riverton, UT
Dear Friends of the Class of 1960,
I feel like this is a school assignment and so, just like in the good old days, I’ve waited till the last minute to get it done. Some things never change over 50 years!
My life has been fairly common, but very fulfilling.  I graduated from HS in 1960 and served a mission to the Netherlands 1962-1964.  I graduated from CSU (SUU) with a major in German and a minor in Zoology in 1968.
I met Cathy Callister at school and we were married in the fall of 1968.  We’ve lived in Enoch for the past 40 years in the same home.  We have 5 children (2 daughters and 3 sons) and 15 grandchildren, with one on the way in August.  We are blessed to have 4 of the 5 kids living nearby.  We’re still trying to get the 5th one out of Vegas!  Our kids and grandkids have been and continue to be the best part of our lives.
I worked for Utah State Library commission running the Iron/Washington County Bookmobile for 7 years.  In January 1977, Cathy and I went into business for ourselves when we purchased the Culligan Water Conditioning business for Southern Utah, operating in Iron, Washington, Beaver, and Kane counties and also Mesquite, Nevada.  We ran the business for 33 years and now our 3 sons and 1 daughter have taken over.
I’m now running a small sheep and farm operation which takes up more than all of my time.  I spend my time traveling from Cedar Valley to Kanarra Mountain where the sheep pasture during the summer months.  This keeps me busy and happy.
We’ve had my Mom (Amanda) living with us the past year.  She is 95 years old and had a stroke last August.  This responsibility has been challenging but satisfying.  She is a blessing to our family.  Between family, church, and my incessant obsession  (Cathy’s interjection) with sheep, our lives have been busy and full.
I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at the reunion.  MANY THANKS to Bonnie and her committee for once again getting this together.  You really are appreciated!
Spouse:  Cathy
Children:  Five
Grandchildren:   15
Residence:  Enoch, UT
I have lived a very happy, often trying, but not particularly exciting life. I am married to a wonderful man, Jerry, and we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary this year. I have three children, two boys, and one girl and they have given me nine beautiful and fun grandchildren.  After moving back to Cedar in 1981, I went to work for Claude Slack in his accounting business where I spent the next thirty-three years; and loved every year of it.  I loved the people and the work but decided I didn’t want to work until I die, which at our age we never know.  I finally retired in April, after tax season, this year and really don’t know how I found time to work. 

 I have a granddaughter that has cystic fibrosis.  What a wicked disease but, thankfully, she is a marvel. The research  strides they are making now are truly miraculous and she is now able to look forward to a long and healthy life because of it.   She is active in gymnastics and she and her sister are both cheerleaders for Canyon View High School.

 We have a cabin on Kannara Mountian, where we spend as much time as we can. It is so beautiful and peaceful and we have explored lots beautiful places in our 4X4.   Jerry, my husband, is a golfer so we can’t stay too many days because that, of course,  takes priority.  I am now able to chase grandkids in their extra activities.  I have two that rodeo and my youngest granddaughter was crowned the 2014 National Little Britches Rodeo Princess.  They hold the finals in Pueblo, Co., each year and we were able to spend two weeks over there watching more rodeo than you can imagine, but it was so fun and so exciting.  

 I get up each morning and check the obituaries to make sure I’m not listed, then thank the Lord for another day, and go about my business.  I remember fondly so many of the fun times we had in high school that, unfortunately, many of the later generations do not experience.  If they did today many of the things we used to do they would probably all be expelled and be in a lot of trouble.  We didn’t know about political correctness then, thank goodness.  If the kids did what we used to do for Sadie Hawkins or freshman slave day it would be considered sexual harassment or, worse yet, racist.

 Thank goodness we went to school in the “Good Old Days”.

Spouse:  Jerry Goff
Children:  three
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Residence:  Cedar City, UT

Judee Wood

Spouse:  ?  Mathison
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Residence:  Arlington, WA
Spouse:  George Manning
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Residence:  Leveland, TX
Judy Backus
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Residence:  St. George, UT
Just wanted you to know I am still alive and kicking. I live in Coeur d’Alene, ID now and raising my Granddaughter Goldie Rider, she is 12 now and lives with me. She is in 6th grade at a  middle school and loving it. My Mother has been with us for the last 9 mo. Now she is with Joan, my youngest sister, in Astoria, OR for the next 3 months.  She will be back with us in the fall.
I would have never guessed that I would be a Water Aerobics Instructor, teach swim lessons, and be a Life Guard at this age but its a good job and I like it. I work for the Salvation Army at the Kroc Center which is like a YMCA.  All the money to build the center came from McDonalds (the big yellow arches) 2nd wife Joan Kroc.  After he died she gave Billions of  dollars to the Salvation Army, with her plans, to build 35 Kroc Centers through out the US in areas that need a family fitness facility.
I have 4 children 3 boys and my last one was a girl. She is going to have a new baby in August.  So now I have 13 grandchildren and the new one will make 14, 5 boys  8 girls and a grand dog named Sheba.  Grandkids are the best.  They keep me young. One of my 21yr old Granddaughtors is a Life Guard with me at the Kroc Center.  So fun.
Last November my second son Matt passed away unexpectedly. He was raising 3 of his 5 children and living with Dale in our house.  Tiffany 21 has her own apartment now and Tyler 18 joined the Army National Guard.  He will be going through school with the Armys help.  WOW how time flys.
Coeur d”Alene is so pretty.  So green with pine trees all over town.  Coeur d’Alene Lake is right at the end of the mail streets with a big resort right on the lake front. Sea planes fly in and out all summer.  This is where my father was raised and my oldest sun moved here about ten years ago because they loved it so much.  I guess it is just calling us home. 🙂
Spouse:  Dale Rider
Children:  Three
Grandchildren: Fourteen
Residence:  Coeur d’ Alene, ID
Spouse:  Roger Halterman
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Residence:  Bozeman, MT

University of Utah, BS, 1964 University of Wisconsin, MS,1965; PhD, 1967. His research interests include politics and the policy making process, environmental policy, science and technology policy and process, legislative process, and national security policy.  He has taught many courses in political science at four universities, chaired the NM state environmental regulatory board and has been on the advisory board of the Land and Water Fund. He taught at Duke University from 1967-1970, worked in the US Senate creating environmental laws from 1970-1980, was at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 21 years heading the Director’s Staff and leading Government Relations.  He then became Dean of the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine for 2001-2005, after which he took his current job leading Government Relations in the Director’s Office at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. He is a son of Royden Braithwaite, former president of Southern Utah University (SUU) and his wife Alice.  His wife Jane has been his fantastic partner for 51 years and his best advisor.
Spouse: Jane Lindren
Children:  3
Grandchildren: 8
Residence:  Albuquerque, NM
Spouse:  Mack Snow
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Residence:  St. George, UT
Kathleen O’Rullian
Spouse:  Ronald Gibb
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Residence:  West Jordan, UT
We still call Cedar City home even though we divide our time between Cedar and St. George.  When it gets cold we head south.  We have three children.  Luckily they all live here in Cedar. David our oldest is an officer, serving in an administrative capacity affiliated with the Cedar City Police Dpt.  Danna, our next, and her husband own a construction company and our youngest Megan, is married to a detective with the Iron County Sheriff’s Dept.  We have 9 grandchildren, two of which are married.  We find that being Grandpa and Grandma is what we were meant to do.  We are both retired and just play.  Life’s great.  We are looking forward to the reunion and seeing everyone.  Thanks Bonnie for all the work!!
Spouse:  Gary McIntyre
Children:   Three
Grandchildren:  Nine
Residence:  Cedar City, UT
We each have two lives, our school years, and life after high school where we are free to pursue our own plans and make of ourselves whatever we can.After graduation  from High School, I spent the summer working at Zion.  At the conclusion of the season my dad picked up Daphne Cooper, Jean Watson and myself and we drove to North Rim of Grand Canyon.  We hiked down Bright Angel Trail to Phantom Ranch,  spent the night and hiked up the South Rim the next day.  This was a highlight in my life, I learned that I could conquer difficult things.I entered CSU in the fall and fell in love with college. About the time a class got boring it was over and we began something new.  I enjoyed being part of Women’s choir and participating in “Carmen”.  In my Cedar City years, I learned to love all the arts; symphony, opera, Shakespeare, ballet and all the rest. This love has stayed with me throughout life.My family moved to Arizona during my sophomore year and after visiting during Thanksgiving and Christmas, I decided to transfer to Arizona State University and trade in the cold and snow for orange trees and palms.  Upon graduation I accepted a teaching position in California and have been here since 1964.I met Gordon Enders that fall in the then, “M-Men and Gleaner program,  (now called Young Adults). We discovered he had been in the same unit at Fort Ord with Michael Jones, Stuart Vorkink, Steve Corry and others from Cedar City. Gordon had served a Mission to New England States prior to his army service. We were married in May and left as soon as school was out to work on his Master’s degree at BYU.  Cynthia and Jim Dunaway were in our ward there.The summer of our first anniversary we did a nine week European Tour with his Master’s Chairman.  Travel was fun, but it would be our last for many years.  Buying a home and raising a family took the place of travel.A daughter and two sons blessed our home and I retired to be home with them.  I traded in teaching for running the PTA.  As the children grew up and were about to enter college, I returned to teaching and was hired by the principal who knew me as a PTA president.Life has been interesting.  In 2000 Gordon was selected as Orange County Teacher of the Year.  Two years later I was given the honor.Retiring in June of 2002, we decided to try an adventure.  In August we left to teach English in mainland China as part of the BYU China teachers Program.  We were assigned to Nankai University in Tianjin. It was a grand experience.  After being home for the next year, we decided to go again.  This time to Nanjing.  Two years later we received a call to see if we would take a third assignment to Xi’an (home of the Terra Cotta Warriors).  We loved our years in China and have seen most of the country during school holidays and semester breaks.  We have many dear friends there and can’t wait until the millenium when we can share the Gospel with them.We are currently serving a CES Mission at Cal State University Fullerton (CSUF).  It is not quite as adventurous as living in China, but we do love the assignment.  The students are terrific and we have a couple of nice fringe benefits.  CSUF has a well known music program. We try to attend all of our student’s performances at the university, and when school is not in session we are free to visit family and travel.We have four grandchildren in Idaho.  We would love to be closer to them but don’t want to endure the cold weather.  I’m afraid after 46 years, I have become a native Californian.  Clipping roses every day of the year is my kind of weather.Last summer we served as guides at the Smith Farm in Palmyra, NY during the Hill Cumorah Pageant.  Sherri and Bruce Slack were serving as full-time missionaries there.  It was fun to work with them.  It seems like wherever in the world we go, we meet someone we know. Two years ago we met Jack and Jackie Sawyer and a bunch of other Cedarites while touring in the Holy Land.In June, just before the reunion, we will be in Peru. Maybe we’ll see one of you there.I am really looking forward to this 50th class reunion!  It will be my first.  I appreciate those of you who are spending much time and effort planning it.  And Bonnie, thanks for the regular prodding to get these bio’s written.  Reading the few that are in has been so fun!
Spouse:  Gordon Enders
Children:  Three
Grandchildren:  Four
Residence:  Orange, CA
Kae Cox
Spouse:  Elwyn Robinson
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Residence:  Alamo, NV
Spouse:  Lorna
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Residence:  Koosharem, UT
Kenny Brunson

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Kenny Brunson



Spouse:  Lenna
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Residence:  Cedar City, UT

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