Weber State University Magazine Spring 2013 : Page 28

CLASS NOTES 40s LM AL UM N I U P D AT E S LM N. Dwight Stevenson ’48 was drafted into the U.S. Army at the end of his first quarter at Weber College. He served in World War II and trained as a surgical technician while stationed in Korea. Upon dis-charge, he returned to Weber, completed his studies and married LuRue Alma Peterson ’48 . The couple moved to Cali-fornia, where Dwight worked for Southern California Gas Co. for 38 years, first in engineer-ing, then upper management. In 1990, the Stevensons moved back to Ogden, where LuRue passed away in 2001. Dwight serves on the WSU Alumni Association’s Emeriti Alumni Council. Active in the LDS church, he has served as bish-op, stake president, temple ordi-nance worker, and is currently fulfilling a service mission. Dwight and LuRue have three children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. After graduating from Weber College, Gerald L. (Monty) Shupe ’56 earned his bachelor’s degree at Utah State University. LM After 23 years of service, F. Dee Stevenson ’53 retired as branch He returned to Weber, where he worked as program director, chief of the Chemical Sciences and later assistant director, for Division of the Office of Basic the Union Building. He also Energy Sciences, a program served as Weber’s director of within the U.S. Department of housing. He is a member of the Energy. He was also a professor WSU Alumni Association’s in the Department of Chemical Emeriti Alumni Council and is Engineering at Iowa State Uni-also active in the community, versity and a research assistant having been Ogden City’s for California Research Corp., th now Chevron Research. In addi-July 24 parade director for 10 years. Monty is married to tion, Dee worked at Associated Western Universities. A mem-LM Delores Anderson ’57 , who is a retired elementary school ber of the American Institute teacher. of Chemical Engineers, he also had membership in the Ameri-can Chemical Society. He was a member of Sigma Xi, a science research society, and Pi Mu Epsilon, an honorary national mathematics society. Dee lives in Salt Lake City with his wife of more than 60 years, Beverly. They have five children, 21 grandchildren and a growing number of great-grandchildren. R. Leon Clark ’57 retired in 2000. He and his wife, Peggy, have since volunteered their time and finances to provide humanitarian dental care in developing countries. With equipment donated by Utah dentists, the couple helped start a four-chair dental clinic for the 50s poor in El Salvador. They also volunteered at a hospital for patients with leprosy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In addition, Leon and Peggy have served in Tonga, Guatemala, the Philip-pines, Korea, Vietnam, Israel, Uganda and China. The Clarks live in Riverton, Utah, and have nine children, 17 grandchildren and one great-grandson. LM F. Kent Lundquist ’58 retired in 2006 as a certified public accountant. He is a co-founder and former chief financial of-ficer of Digicert Inc., a com-pany in Orem, Utah, that offers Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates to businesses, with a goal of ensuring safe Internet browsing. Kent is also a former Salt Lake County deputy audi-tor. He and his wife, Karen, live in American Fork, Utah. Together, they have seven chil-dren and 35 grandchildren. limited time " Pick-a-Plate " Promotion License Plates wsu magazine | spring 2013 | class notes WSU for $ 35 & Alumni Membership you get ... & One-year WSUAA membership your choice of: OPTION 1 -WSU State (Utah) Plate * * $25 scholarship donation certificate to take to a Utah DMV location to obtain WSU license plates OPTION 2 -WSU Commemorative Plate Visit alumni.weber.edu/lp or call 801-626-7535 Proceeds benefit WSU Alumni Association scholarships and programs 28

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<b>40s</b><br /> <br /> <b>N. Dwight Stevenson ’48</b> was drafted into the U.S. Army at the end of his first quarter at Weber College. He served in World War II and trained as a surgical technician while stationed in Korea. Upon discharge, he returned to Weber, completed his studies and married <b>LuRue Alma Peterson ’48</b>. The couple moved to California, where Dwight worked for Southern California Gas Co. For 38 years, first in engineering, then upper management. In 1990, the Stevensons moved back to Ogden, where LuRue passed away in 2001. Dwight serves on the WSU Alumni Association’s Emeriti Alumni Council. Active in the LDS church, he has served as bishop, stake president, temple ordinance worker, and is currently fulfilling a service mission. Dwight and LuRue have three children, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.<br /> <br /> <b>50s</b> <br /> <br /> After 23 years of service, <b>F. Dee Stevenson ’53</b> retired as branch chief of the Chemical Sciences Division of the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, a program within the U.S. Department of Energy. He was also a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University and a research assistant for California Research Corp., now Chevron Research. In addition, Dee worked at Associated Western Universities. A member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, he also had membership in the American Chemical Society. He was a member of Sigma Xi, a science research society, and Pi Mu Epsilon, an honorary national mathematics society. Dee lives in Salt Lake City with his wife of more than 60 years, Beverly. They have five children, 21 grandchildren and a growing number of great-grandchildren.<br /> <br /> After graduating from Weber College, <b>Gerald L. (Monty) Shupe ’56</b> earned his bachelor’s degree at Utah State University. He returned to Weber, where he worked as program director, and later assistant director, for the Union Building. He also served as Weber’s director of housing. He is a member of the WSU Alumni Association’s Emeriti Alumni Council and is also active in the community, having been Ogden City’s July 24th parade director for 10 years. Monty is married to <b>Delores Anderson ’57</b>, who is a retired elementary school teacher.<br /> <br /> <b>R. Leon Clark ’57</b> retired in 2000. He and his wife, Peggy, have since volunteered their time and finances to provide humanitarian dental care in developing countries. With equipment donated by Utah dentists, the couple helped start a four-chair dental clinic for the poor in El Salvador. They also volunteered at a hospital for patients with leprosy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In addition, Leon and Peggy have served in Tonga, Guatemala, the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, Israel, Uganda and China. The Clarks live in Riverton, Utah, and have nine children, 17 grandchildren and one great-grandson.<br /> <br /> <b>F. Kent Lundquist ’58</b> retired in 2006 as a certified public accountant. He is a co-founder and former chief financial officer of Digicert Inc., a company in Orem, Utah, that offers Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates to businesses, with a goal of ensuring safe Internet browsing. Kent is also a former Salt Lake County deputy auditor. He and his wife, Karen, live in American Fork, Utah. Together, they have seven children and 35 grandchildren.<br /> <br /> <b>60s</b> <br /> <br /> <b>Neil Chase Van Eerden ’60</b> retired as the executive vice president for Fabergé, a perfume and cosmetics company. While in the fragrance industry, he created the perfume “Me.” A resident of Sparta, N.J., he currently serves as CEO of Van Eerden and Associates Inc. and is a member of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Civically engaged, he volunteers for the family and criminal courthouse as a judicial assistant. Neil authored What You Don’t See When You Ain’t Got a Gun, which was inspired by his grandfather. He and his wife, Eleanor, were married for 60 years. He has three children and four grandchildren.<br /> <br /> <b>Jo Ann Nielson Schmalz ’61, ’79</b> retired as a social worker in 2003 from McKay-Dee Hospital Center. She also worked at Cassia Memorial Hospital in Burley, Idaho, as a longterm care activity director and hospital social worker. Jo Ann serves on the WSU Alumni Association’s Emeriti Alumni Council. She and her husband, <b>Charles Schmalz ’61</b>, live in Ogden. Charles retired in 2005 from Amalgamated Sugar Co. As a technical services manager after 28 years of service, having spent a total of 40 years in the sugar beet industry. Jo Ann and Charles have three daughters, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.<br /> <br /> <b>Ellwood (Woody) E. Curtis ’64</b> is semi-retired as owner/ manager of a commercial window-washing business. For 29 years, he was an owner or manager in the outdoor advertising and sign industry, including time spent as general manager of Martin Outdoor Advertising of Kansas. Woody received many awards in his lifetime, including the Distinguished Service Award from Northglenn, Colo. He is active in civic and humanitarian organizations, including Northglenn/Thornton Rotary Club, Northglenn City Council, Northglenn City Charter Commission, Northeast Kansas Better Business Bureau, Kansas Outdoor Advertising and Colorado Jaycees. Woody and his wife, Jan, live in Windsor, Colo.<br /> <br /> <b>Claudia Bennett Weathers</b> ’65 worked as a social worker for Ogden City Schools with the first Head Start program. She also worked for the Weber School District as a counselor at Bonneville High School and at South Ogden Junior High School in the Options Program. Claudia served as PTA president for Uintah Elementary School and South Ogden Junior High School. She was a member of the Junior League of Ogden and currently serves on the WSU Alumni Association’s Emeriti Alumni Council. Claudia lives in Ogden with her husband, <b>Val Weathers ’59</b>, who was in banking, finance and real estate development until his retirement. Val served on the Wildcat Club Board of Directors. The Weathers have three children and eight grandchildren.<br /> <br /> <b>Marlene Barrett Orme ’66</b> retired after 28 years as an elementary school teacher. She worked 10 years in Weber County and 18 years in Utah County. Marlene lives in Springville, Utah.<br /> <br /> <b>Dell Isham ’68</b> was a state senator, mayor and lobbyist in Oregon. He went on to become the executive director of the Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Devils Lake Water Improvement District and the South Carolina chapter of the Sierra Club. He recently published his third book Goodbye Vietnam: Love, War and Espionage in Vietnam.<br /> <br /> <b>C. Lee Crittenden ’69</b> is owner and manager of Crittenden Glass Co., a family business where he has worked for more than 50 years. He served on the board of the National Decorating Products Association, on the North Ogden Planning Commission and as president of the Ogden Lions Club. He is a member of WSU’s Wildcat Club. Lee is married to <b>Pam Wheelwright ’70</b>, who taught school for eight years and is currently working in medical doctors’ offices. She was president of the Ogden Lady Lions Club and is a member of the North Ogden Civic League. Both Lee and Pam serve on the WSU Alumni Association’s Emeriti Alumni Council. They have four children, three of whom are Weber graduates, and 13 grandchildren.<br /> <br /> <b>Karen Preece Miner ’69, ’86</b> taught history and English at Ogden’s Bonneville High School for 25 years, retiring in 2011. She previously worked for WSU’s Stewart Library in archives for five years. She is a member of the National Education Association, Utah Education Association and Weber Education Association, and serves as president of the Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional honorary society for women educators. She is also a member of the United Nations Organization and the Utah Social Studies Organization and serves on the WSU Alumni Association’s Emeriti Alumni Council. She was a recipient of the Utah High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year award. Karen lives in Ogden and was married to former WSU chemistry professor, Bryant Miner, who passed away in 2012. Their three children are all Weber State graduates, and five of her seven stepchildren are also graduates of Weber.<br /> <br /> <b>Michael D. More ’69</b> is a board-certified podiatrist and surgeon in Cheyenne, Wyo. He graduated from Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine and is a member of the Wyoming Association of Podiatric Surgeons and is a past president of Wyoming’s Board of Registration in Podiatry. Michael is an Eagle Scout, having been active in scouting for more than 25 years, is a certified ski instructor and was the medical advisor for the National Ski Patrol System for eight years. He served the Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) Ham Radio network for three years, helping soldiers communicate with their Wyoming families during Operation Desert Storm. He and his wife, <b>Daenette Coons ’70</b>, who has worked as his office manager for the past 24 years, have three daughters, three sons and 13 grandchildren.<br /> <br /> <b>70s</b><br /> <br /> <b>Francis M. Wikstrom ’71</b>, a shareholder in Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Salt Lake City office, has been elected secretary of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has the distinction of being the first fellow from Utah to become an officer of the college. He has served on the organization’s Board of Regents for four years. Fran practices complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense. He has served as an assistant U.S. attorney and as a U.S. attorney for the District of Utah. He received his doctorate of law from Yale Law School. Fran and his wife, Linda, live in Salt Lake City.<br /> <br /> <b>Floyd E. Hebdon ’72</b> retired after 40 years of working for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Family History Department. He worked with acquisitions, references and as a cataloger of records from the United States. He and his wife, G. DeLynne, live in Salt Lake City.<br /> <br /> <b>Gary Lowe ’76</b> is owner of Lowe’s One Stop Blast shop in Hooper, Utah. He has worked in the auto body and paint business for more than 45 years. Gary has two sons, two daughters and 10 grandchildren.<br /> <br /> <b>Michael S. Gove ’79</b> has been a head PGA golf professional for 23 years, serving Astoria Golf and Country Club in Oregon and, most recently, the Inglewood Golf Club in the Seattle area. He and his wife, Carrie, live in Snohomish, Wash. <br /> <br /> <b>80s</b><br /> <br /> After attending Weber State, during which time he worked at Hill Air Force Base (HAFB), <b>Wayne K. Brown ’81</b> furthered his knowledge in logistics, attending 13 classes at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He was manager for many different military programs within the F-16 Aircraft and the Peacekeeper Missile directorates for several years. His assignment for his final three years was division chief in the Training and Training Devices Directorate. Wayne has been retired since 2006. He is a lifetime member of the Mormon Battalion Association and an active member of the Northern Utah Historical Society. Wayne was awarded 17 individual awards as well as some team awards as an employee of HAFB. He and his wife, Lawanna, live in Riverdale, Utah, and have 12 grandchildren.<br /> <br /> A certified public accountant in Utah,<b> Dan C. Milne ’85</b> is a partner at Eide Bailly LLP. He previously served six years as vice president of the SGS Technology Group in Ogden and was a partner for 12 years. Dan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants and Institute of Management Accountants. He has numerous advanced professional credentials, including the certified management accountant and certified information technology professional designations. Dan has served as president of the WSU Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Council and Board of Directors. He and his wife, Leanne, live in Ogden.<br /> <br /> <b>Rebecca Winger Okey ’88, ’98</b> is the elementary literacy specialist for the Weber School District. She previously worked as a teacher in WSU’s Melba S. Lehner Children’s School and helped develop and teach in the Family Literacy Project. Rebecca was also an elementary teacher and school reading specialist. She served on the policy council and is currently on the board of the Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership Head Start Program. She is also on the board of directors for the Utah Council of International Reading Association. Rebecca and her husband, Kay, have five children and five grandchildren.<br /> <br /> <b>Gregory S. Anderson ’89</b> is an associate professor of information systems at Brigham Young University. Prior to this position, he was chair of the Computer science department at Weber State, where he was a Crystal Crest Teacher of the Year. He received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Colorado and his doctorate from Indiana State University. Greg is owner/president of Bit by Bit Technologies. He is the co-author of Connecting with Computer Science, as well as other textbooks, and has been a contributing editor for technology magazines. He researches the effects of collaborative video gaming. Greg has three daughters, two of whom are Weber State graduates, and one son. He and his wife, <b>Gina Dalton ’85</b>, live in Springville, Utah. She received her registered nurse degree from the University of Utah and works in maternal fetal medicine research for Intermountain Healthcare.<br /> <br /> <b>90s</b> <br /> <br /> <b>Jed W. Spencer ’91, ’92</b> has been the director of financial aid and scholarships at WSU since 2006. He previously worked for 13 years as an audit manager at the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority. Jed is a member of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants. He and his wife, Patsy, live in Bountiful, Utah, and have three children.<br /> <br /> <b>Melinda Roylance McGrath ’93</b> is a global staffing director at TriQuint Semiconductor, a company that provides radio frequency solutions and technology for communications, defense and aerospace companies worldwide. She lives in Hillsboro, Ore., with her three children.<br /> <br /> <b>P. Bret Millburn ’93</b> has served as a Davis County commissioner since January 2007. Prior to being elected, he was director of planning and development for United Way of Northern Utah. Bret served on the Salt Lake bid and organizing committees for the Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games of 2002 and was general manager of athlete transportation. He was also an assistant to the speaker of the Utah House of Representatives. Bret serves on many boards, including the Utah Transit Authority, Utah State Association of County Commissioners and Council Members, Safe Harbor, and Davis Citizen’s Coalition Against Violence. He and his wife, Michelle, live in Centerville, Utah. They have two sons, three daughters and one granddaughter.<br /> <br /> In 1997, <b>Glen W. Neeley ’94</b> received his doctorate of law from Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is an attorney at Glen W. Neeley, Attorney at Law P.C. in Ogden. Glen is the Utah delegate for the National College of DUI Defense and is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He was the 40th attorney in the nation to be awarded board certification in DUI defense at the National College of DUI Defense Summer Session conducted at Harvard Law School. Glen and his wife, Laura, have three daughters.<br /> <br /> <b>Jennifer Graviet ’95</b> was selected as the 2013 Weber School District Teacher of the Year and was second runner-up to Utah’s Teacher of the Year. She is Utah’s nominee for the 2014 National Education Association Foundation's Award for Teaching Excellence. She is in her 18th year of teaching English and creative writing at Sand Ridge Junior High School in Roy, Utah.<br /> <br /> A certified public accountant, <b>Jill Starley Calton ’96, ’97</b> is managing director for JD Clark & Co., where she has worked for 14 years. She previously worked for the audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG as an auditor. Jill served on the board of directors for the Ogden Valley Winter Sports Foundation from 2009 to 2012.<br /> <br /> <b>Neal T. Clarke ’97</b> is the director of logistics at Amedica Corp., where he has worked since 2007. He previously worked for Kimberly-Clark Corp. for 11 years in various supply chain roles in Ogden and Everett, Wash. Neal currently serves on the WSU Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. He and his wife, Rozanne, live in Riverdale, Utah, with their two sons.<br /> <br /> <b>Elizabeth Weston Covill ’99</b> has been the owner of Covill Funeral Home in Pinedale, Wyo., for the past nine years. She lives in Pinedale with her Husband, <b>Curtis J. Covill ’01</b>, who serves as funeral director and embalmer.<br /> <br /> <b>00s</b> <br /> <br /> For the past five years, <b>Carla T. Miali ’01</b> has taught elementary school at an ocean-view school in Huntington Beach, Calif., where she resides. She previously served as head coach for the girls’ volleyball program at California’s Fountain Valley High School.<br /> <br /> <b>Zachary A. Williams ’01, ’13</b> is the owner of Williams Visual, Inc., a visual communications company in Ogden that develops branding and communication media for advertising and publishing clients. He is a strategic communication and marketing professional with 14 years of experience working with clients in the finance, manufacturing, publishing and transportation sectors. Zac serves as vice chair for Wasatch Peaks Credit Union. He has written five cookbooks, including Hungry Campers and the Little Cowpokes Cookbook for young chefs. Zac and his wife, <b>Aimee Aardema ’98</b>, have three children.<br /> <br /> <b>Natalie Murphy ’02</b> is a certified public accountant and audit manager with memberships in the Utah Association of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. She has 11 years of experience in the accounting, financial reporting and auditing of privately and publicly held companies. After spending 10 years with Child, Van Wagoner & Bradshaw CPAs in Salt Lake City, she recently joined Adams & Petersen CPAs in Clearfield, Utah. Natalie resides in West Point, Utah, with her husband and four children.<br /> <br /> <b>Brandon J. Fisher ’03</b> is a radiation oncologist with Gamma West Cancer Services at Ogden Regional Medical Center’s Val A. Browning Cancer Treatment Center. He is a delegate to the American College of Radiation Oncology’s Board of Chancellors and sits on the Young Physicians Committee. A supporter of global availability of cancer care and an avid climber, he founded Radiating Hope, a nonprofit organization comprised of radiation oncologists and mountain climbers who raise money to provide and update radiation equipment in developing countries. Brandon, who is also part of the Weber County Search and Rescue Team, carries Radiating Hope’s prayer flags to peaks around the world in honor of cancer patients.<br /> <br /> <b>Lynlee M. Robinson ’06</b> is a transportation optimization analyst at Kimberly-Clark Corp., a position she’s held for two of her six years at the company. She resides in Knoxville, Tenn., with her husband, Lee Toothman, who also attended WSU. He has worked for six years as a sales representative for Printedge.<br /> <br /> <b>Kristin M. Kelemen ’07</b> is the art director and production manager in the marketing department at Maverik Inc., located in North Salt Lake, Utah. Kristin is a board member of “teamgive,” a charity that increases awareness of rare neurological diseases in children, and a volunteer for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah, and No More Homeless Pets in Utah. She lives in Bountiful, Utah.<br /> <br /> <b>Ernesto Hernandez Jr. ’09</b> graduated in 2012 from San Jose State University with a master’s degree in library and information science. He is an emerging technologies librarian at Nevada State College. He previously worked at the Weber County Library and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Ernesto and his wife, Brandi Lyn, live in Henderson, Nev. <br /> <br /> <b>10s</b><br /> <br /> <b>Joseph R. Jones ’11</b> works at Primary Residential Mortgage as a human resources clerk and at Costco as a front-end assistant. He and his wife, Ruth, live in Riverdale, Utah.<br /> <br /> <b>Jason A. Francis ’12</b> is the designer/production manager at Signature Books in Salt Lake City. He previously worked as a graphic artist at WSU Printing Services. Jason is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the professional association for design. He and his wife, <b>Michelle Francis ’04</b>, live in West Point, Utah.<br />

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