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Grace Ellen Winterton, born at Charleston, Utah 17 November 1907, the eldest daughter of Sarah Van Wagoner and Hyrum Shurtliff Winterton. I was a member of a family of nine children. When our cousin Stella Culmer passed away leaving a baby daughter, we took her into our home loving and rearing her as a sister.

I had a very happy life, attending Wasatch High School and participating in many school plays, being dramatic leader when a sophomore. Completing high school, I helped mother as her health was poor at this time. I planned marriage but my fiancee was called on a mission to the Northern States. On his return we were married in the Salt Lake Temple 5 June 1929. His name, Merlin D. Simmons, son of John Simmons and Phebe Daybell.

Much of our married life was spent in farming in the early years, a farm in Woodland. Then in the spring of 1933 farming in Charleston, and back to Woodland for the winter. Our son LaVel was born 2 December 1932, when a few weeks old he contracted pneumonia and died. In January 1934 our baby girl was born, we named her Luana, but we're saddened as she only lived one day. We sold the farm and moved back to Woodland.

In 1946 we bought a home in Heber, but rented it and went to Granby, Colorado to run a big ranch. We took our three sons and seven young boys from Heber to help us, staying the summer, but returning in the fall for school. Merlin bought the "Old Farm" where he was born and raised. We stayed here seven years but had to move as all the family had hay fever.

July 1954 we moved to Logan, Merlin worked in the timber and then for State Agricultural College as carpenter in maintenance work. Then in 1957 we took over the LDS Stake Welfare farm in Riverton, Utah. This was four years of very rewarding work for our family.

Then we moved to Snyderville to manage the Stake farm. Our son LaVon and family worked with us here for three years. Next we managed a dairy farm just out of Park City. Later we moved to Sandy, working for the Willow Creek Country Club as custodians. At present we are working for the Granite School district as custodians.

I've always been active in the church, especially enjoying participation in group singing in the wards. I have been Stake and Ward Choristers in Sunday School, Primary, Relief Society and MIA, also Primary and Mutual President, always active where ever we lived. I am Relief Society Chorister at the present time. While living in Charleston I joined the Adeline Chorus from Heber City, Utah, and remained a member while living in Charleston.


Merlin LaVon Simmons, son of Grace Ellen Winterton and Merlin D. Simmons, was born 25 April 1930 at Heber, Utah. He attended the grade schools in Woodland and Kamas and graduated from Wasatch High School.

He was baptized a member of the LDS Church 31 December 1938. He graduated from the Wasatch Seminary, Heber, Utah. He was ordained a Seventy by ElRay Christiansen 15 May 1955.

Merlin LaVon married Colleen McGuire 6 June 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of four children: two sons and two daughters. LaVon has helped his father farm, living for a time in Taylorville, due to ill health they moved to Tempe, Arizona. With LaVons health much improved they purchased a home there.

His church activities have been varied, Ward Clerk, Scout and Explorer Leader, Sunday School Superintendent, Ward MIA Counsellor, Stake Superintendent in MIA, Stake missionary. He is now secretary of his Seventies Quorum and Explorer committee member.


Oren H. Simmons, son of Grace Ellen Winterton and Merlin D. Simmons, was born 2 June 1931 in Woodland, Utah. He attended Wasatch High School and was a graduate of Wasatch Seminary. He served in the Marine Corps from 1952-1954.

On May 25, 1953, Oren married Janyce Carlson in the Salt Lake Temple. They have two sons Kim B. and Oren Tony. Janyce and Oren achieved the Golden Gleaner and Master M Men awards in Granger, Utah where they reside. He has spent many years serving in the MIA, as superintendent and both counselor, four years on the Stake Board and as General Secretary to the Senior Aaronic Group. He has been dance director in both ward and stake, secretary of the Elders and most always had a home teaching district.

Oren decided to be a barber and has his own shop in Granger. He has won various trophies for barbering and mens' hairstyling. He has been very talented with his hands, this has made it possible for him to build his own home, road show scenery and many other projects.


Jack Simmons, son of Grace Ellen Winterton and Merlin D. Simmons, was born 30 April 1937 in Provo, Utah. He received his education in the Kamas and Heber elementary schools and attended Logan High and Wasatch High school, from where he graduated while living in Charleston and working on the farm with Calvin Probst. After graduation he went to Riverton to work on the Stake Welfare farm, being managed by his father.

He accepted a mission call from the LDS Church and served in the Northern States. Completing his mission , he enlisted in the United States Army. He received 'Boot" training at Fort Ord,, then Aberdeen, Maryland for additional training, graduating as an honor student. He was assigned to Seoul, Korea where he spent twenty-four months.

Jack married Sharen Denney. 20 June, 1963. Their sons are John Merlin and Tom Marlin. Jack enjoys a good hunting or fishing trip anytime.


Clair Simmons was born 23 January 1947 in Heber City, Utah, the son of Grace Ellen Winterton and Merlin D. Simmons. Living in Logan and Riverton he attended the elementary schools there and Junior High at West Jordan, Utah. He graduated from Seminary at Park City and had three years of high school there. His last year was at Granger High where he graduated. He enjoyed sports at school.

He worked with his father on the Canyon Rim Stake Farm. Then moved to Salt Lake.

Clair filled a mission for the LDS Church in the Alaska Canadian mission. When this was completed he married Janet Holgate 23 February 1968 in the Salt Lake Temple.


Ralph DeLoy Winterton, son of Sarah Van Wagoner and Hyrum Shurtliff Winterton, was born 12 April 1909 in Charleston, Utah. He attended Charleston grade and Wasatch High School. His occupation is Cattleman and Rancher. He enjoys riding the range.

He's been President of the Hereford Association of Utah also President of the Intermountain Hereford Association, Director of Utah Cattleman Association, and President of Uintah Nation Grasing Association.

Ralph married Elma Mary Rolfe 11 June 1930 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have one daughter and four sons. Their home is in Kamas, Utah. He was baptized a member of the LDS Church 15 April 1917. At the present time he is a member of the Stake High Council.


Dee R. Winterton, was born 25 1936 in Provo, Utah to Ralph D. Winterton and Elma May Rolfe. He received his education at South Summit High and the University of Utah. He graduated with an AABS in Language Arts and is currently working on a Masters Degree in theatre. His special interest is travel. His talents are music and dance. His current occupation is teacher and student.

Dee married Maureen Shepherd 17 March 1960 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have three sons. De was baptized a member of the LDS Church 25 July 1944. He served a mission to the Central Atlantic Stakes.


Lynn R. Winterton, son of Ralph D. Winterton and Elma Mary Rolfe, was born in Charleston, Utah, 17 March 1942. He attended South Summit High School and the University of Utah and Wel Tech college of Electronics, completing the course. He is currently attending the University of Utah. His special interests are livestock and outdoor sports. His talent is music.

Lynn married Carolyn Walker 27 November 1963 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have a daughter. He fulfilled an LDS mission to the Gulf States. He is employed at Litton Industries, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Sarah Luella Winterton was born 7 December 1910 at Charleston, Utah to Sarah Van Wagoner and Hyrum S. Winterton. She attended Charleston grade and Wasatch and South Summit High Schools. She played the Saxaphone in the school band. Her special interests are her family, dancing, music and art. Her hobbies, photography, handiwork, and her flower garden.

Luella was married to Clarence LaMont Walker 19 October 1931 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have three children. They've lived in Peoa and Woodland, Utah. They operated a grocery store in Woodland. She has been a member of the South Summit Health Council and Counselor to Janet Kirton Sugar House Region Wefare.

To quote Luella: "We were close to our children and interested in helping them develop their talents."

"While I was Stake Relief Society Work Counselor, I helped set up our Stake Cannery, working in it five years. For Five years we had outings at the Stake farm, and were over the banquets serving to eight wards in the hayfields."

To my children I want to say, "Though the trials were many and the aches plenty it is the greatest work in all the world. To do that which is asked of you, in this great church, without grumbling, and Our Father In Heaven will bless you.


Lowell Winterton Walker was born 3 May 1933 in Heber, Utah to S. Luella Winterton and Clarence LaMont Walker. He received his education at South Summit High and the Brigham Young University. He won First Division in the regional meet on the clarinet. He won a scholarship in music to the B.Y.U. He enjoys swimming, camping and fishing. His talents are the organ, piano and the clarinet.

Lowell married Helen Cornelia Snel 21 June 1955 in the Salt Lake Temple. Five children blessed this union. They've lived in Woodland, and Provo, Utah, Walnut Creek, California and now in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the Brighton area. He makes his living as underwriter and Insurance Manager.

In church affiliations Lowell is an Eagle Scout, was Ward Clerk in Walnut Creek and Young Marrieds Counselor. Ward Chorister and MIA, Explorer teacher in Salt Lake. He was baptized 4 May 1941.

Lowell says: "I spent two years in the Army during the Korean War." "While stationed in California I met the lovely girl who was to become my wife." "I worked with Olympic Insurance in Salt Lake. Moved to California for five years and had the privilege of serving a two year LDS Stake Mission." "I was transferred back to Salt Lake to become manager of the Commercial Union Insurance of New York, over Utah and Idaho." "I spent my extra time on the stake farm and new stake house."


Darrell Winterton Walker, born 3 December 1939 in Heber, Utah, a son of S. Luella Winterton and C. LaMont Walker. He attended South Summit High and the Brigham Young University. His interests are football and other sports, music and truck driving. He played on the football team in High School, and was chairman of Entertainment, when a senior. After graduation from college he received a grant to complete his Masters degree. He has received a fellowship to get a P.H.D. at Ohio State University.

Darrell married Sarann Adams 16 October 1961 in Elko, Nevada. Later they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. He is active in Church work. His occupation is Mechanical Engineer. They have two sons.


Monta Lou Walker Frazier was born 3 August 1936 in Woodland, Utah, to S. Luella Winterton and Clarence LaMont Walker. She attended South Summit High School and Brigham Young University. She attained the High Honor Roll, Top Ten at B.Y.U. for two years, and received a three year scholarship. Her favorite recreations are dancing and swimming. Her talents are music, singing, piano and clarinet.

She has been an active member of the LDS Church, choir an singing mothers, organist, Stake Sunday School chorister and member of the Primary Stake Board. She was baptized the 5 August 1944.

Monte was married to VerNon LaMar Frazier 15 September 1955, in the Salt Lake Temple. They have three sons and a daughter. VerNon is the Brigham Young dairy manager. Monta teaches piano lessons in her home. She loves working in the church and has many friends. They've lived in Provo, Utah the last seven years.


Omni Overton Winterton, son of Sarah Van Wagoner and Hyrum Shurtliff Winterton, was born 11 June 1913 in Charleston, Utah. He attended Charleston and Woodland grade schools, Kamas High and Seminary. His interests are cattle feeding, showing and mechanical welding.

Omni served a two year LDS Mission. He lived in Charleston until fourteen years of age, then moved to Woodland with his parents. In 1939 he moved to Roosevelt, Utah. Here he served in the Uintah Basin Indian mission and as Branch President of the Randlett Indian branch, four years.

He married Harriet Carma Wilson 14 November 1940 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have two sons and two daughters. Their eldest, Marily, is married to Clifford G. Edmonds, Jr. Omni is a rancher and stockman. They still reside in Roosevelt, Utah.


Burton Van Wagoner, son of Joseph Van Wagoner and Edith Bronson, born in Midway, Utah. Attended Midway and Heber City Schools. Learned the meatcutting trade and worked in a market in Heber City. Married Lorna Watkins of Midway and has spent his entire married life in Midway. Father of four children: Harvey and Doyle of Midway; Dallas of the mid-West: Madelyn Pickford of Ogden, Utah. He was bishop of the Midway 1st Ward for over 12 years; during this time he built a new chapel. At present he is a high councilman on the Wasatch Stake High Council. He operates a meat-cutting business but manages to spend a few weeks in Mesa, Arizona each winter doing Temple work.


Eva Luella Van Wagoner Hill---daughter of Joseph Van Wagoner and Edith Bronson, born in Midway, Utah. Attended Midway and Heber City Schools; received the pearl "W" given at graduation for highest grades during the four years. Married Norman Winebarger July 20, 1931. Lived 14 years in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Helped organize the Sunday School at Coulee Dam. Organist there for 4 years. Helped with many church projects in Seattle. Divorced in 1947. Returned to Utah where she spent many years in restaurant, motel and retail stores serving the public. Married Lynn F. Hill May 17, 1957 and raised his son, Brent Hill, from the age of 12. At present time they are living in Heber City, Utah.


Martha Estelle Van Wagoner Turner---Daughter of Joseph Van Wagoner and Edith Bronson---Born in Midway, Utah. Attended Midway and Heber City Schools; received the "W" at graduation for high grades during the four years. Married Rona A. Turner 14 March 1930. Mother of two children: Shirley Dodson of Salt Lake City, and Brent of Tustin, California. Lived in Salt Lake City for two years; Billings, Montana on year; Heber City, Utah for about sixteen years where they built and operated the Turner Motel and Restaurant. Moved to Santa Ana, California in 1949 where they built and still operate the Orange Acres Motel. Was President of the Santa Ana 2nd Ward Relief Society for three years and Visiting teacher Message Leader for six years-a position she still holds.


Joseph Fay Van Wagoner---son of Joseph Van Wagoner and Edith Bronson-Born in Midway, Utah. Attended Midway and Heber City schools. Married Marie Allen and except for a few years in Heber, has lived his entire life in Midway, Utah. Has one son, Allen, of Salt Lake City, Utah. Active in Church and Civic affairs. He is presently serving as Town Trustee, a position to which he has been elected several times.


Mark Elroy Van Wagoner---son of Joseph Van Wagoner and Edith Bronson---Born in Midway, Utah. Attended Midway and Heber City schools, also Weber College and Brigham Young University. A musician, he played with an orchestra in California, later returning to Utah where he taught school in Uintah County. He married Owena Young and is the father of a son. He spent two years with the Army, stationed in London, England during World War II and upon returning home continued his teaching career. He is now employed in the Wasatach High School as a teacher of music, sociology and guidance and counseling. He served on the City Council from 1960 to 1964 and is again serving in that capacity. He is active in Church affairs, having served in both Stake and Ward in the Music Department. His son, Mark, is serving on a mission in Uruguay.


Ferrin Dean Van Wagoner---son of Joseph Van Wagoner and Edith Bronson---Born in Midway, Utah. Attended Midway and Heber City Schools, Weber College and Brigham Young University where he received his Doctor's degree in Education graduating with highest honors. Taught music in Uintah County schools where he later became principal. Married to the former Venice Moon, parents of six children: Annette Casper of Heber City, Gordon of American Fork, Kendall, Sherrilyn, Kerry and brett, all of Heber City, Utah. He taught at Wasatch High School and was principal there for a few years; has served as Superintendent of the Wasatch School District for the past 15 to 16 years. Dr. Van Wagoner is currently serving on several lState Committees working with various facets of the educational program. He has also been active in church work, teaching the Gospel Doctrine Class and conducting a Teacher Training Class and Special Child Development Courses.


Shirley Lou Turner Dodson---Daughter of Martha Estella Van Wagoner and Rone A. Turner---Born in Provo, Utah. Attended Heber Schools where she was Salutatorian of the graduating class. Upon graduation, the family moved to California. Attended Santa Ana Junior College and Brigham Young University where she graduated with honors. Married Neil G. Dodson in February of 1957 and is the mother of four children: Mark Gene, Denise, Lyle Madison and Clark Bronson. Has been active in several Church positions: Stake MIA Gleaner Leader, Social Science and Theology Teacher in the Relief Society, and at present, is teaching in the Primary organization. Lived for several years in Santa Ana, California and is presently living in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Brent R. Turner---son of Martha Estelle Van Wagoner and Rone A. Turner---Born in Heber City, Utah. Attended Heber and Santa Ana, California Schools, Santa Ana Junior College, and Brighham Young University. Married Dorothy Gish in 1959 and is the father of three children: Brenda Lee, Robert Brent, and Nolan Dean. All of Tustin, California. He has always been active in sports; playing in many trophies for his skills. He also excels in trap and target shooting. Worked as a counselor at Juvenile Hall in S.A. for approximately the past 8 years. He is presently in business for himself as owner and operator of a drive-in milk depot in Tustin, California.


David Francis Van Wagoner was the son of John and Margaret Fausett Van Wagoner. He had five brothers and seven sisters. He was born the 17th of April 1886 in Midway, Wasatch County, Utah, where he lived all his life.

His boyhood was spent as most boys of that time, assisting his mother with the gardening, and many home chores. He attended the District School, but was unable to go farther, as there was no High School in Wasatch at that time. As he grew older he assisted his father and older brothers in making bricks.

Brother and Sister Van Wagoner were very loving and kind parents, taught their children to honor and obey them, to love the Lord and obey his commandments and honor the priesthood of God. David had a happy childhood, loving his parents and brothers and sister. He also had many boyhood friends.

At the age of eight he was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. At age 12 he was ordained a Deacon and subsequently a teacher & priest. When 20 years old he was ordained an Elder, 12 November 1906 by Henry L. McMullen, Benjamin Hair was Ward Clerk. From then on he received his advancement in the Priesthood, attending to his various duties faithfully. At the time of death he was a member of the High Priest Quorum of Wasatch Stake.

Dave went to Kamas at 19 years of age with Henry Van Wagoner, his Uncle, to make brick. Here he and I met. After a short courtship we fell in love and were married in the Salt Lake Temple, 19 December 1906. We made our home in Midway. We had born to us two sons and four daughters. Our first daughter died soon after birth.

Dave went into the wholesale meat business. Teaming his meat to Park City over the dirt roads or covered with snow. He would leave home at 4 a.m. returning at 9 p.m. This work was more pleasant in summer.

During World War I he sold his dappley grey team, of which he was very proud, to the Army. They had to weigh so much and stand so many hands high. He received a very good price for them. This money was used to buy our first truck. On of the first in the valley.

He went out of his way to be honest. One instance, going down Provo Canyon, he purchased gasoline. Driving several miles he realized he'd been given a dollar over change. He quickly turned about to right the error, even though he'd been passed this was on his return trip. He always set this example for his children. Dave lived the Golden Rule implicitly.

His greatest pleasures were hunting deer and fishing. He also loved camping and picnics in our beautiful canyon among the pines and quaken asp. The large Van Wagoner family was very happy and congenial. Making several camping trips to Strawberry to fish.

David was assistant Sunday School Superintendent several years, in the Midway First Ward. Also when the church took over the dance hall in the Stake, Dave was appointed supervisor of the Midway Hall which was heavily mortgaged. He hired outside orchestras and though extensive advertising, drew crowds from all over. These were high class dances held weekly. Through his efforts the hall mortgage was cleared completely.

David was a kind and loving father and grandfather. An honorable man whom his children loved and respected. He was a very fine looking man - six feet tall, weighing over 200. He had large blue eyes, wavy snow white hair and well formed features. David loved people and he loved life. (written by his wife Celestia)


Joseph Monroe Van Wagoner was born December 26, 1883, a son of John and Margaret Van Wagoner, in Midway, Utah.

He married Edith Agnes Bronson, August 29, 1906, in the Salt Lake Temple. He died April 6, 1919.

During his childhood and early life, Joseph took an active part in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He also exhibited interest and participated in the dramatic program sponsored by the town of Midway.

Near the end of World War I, Joseph contacted influenza and died, another victim of the great epidemic that swept the country at that time.

Although his family of six children and wife were deprived of a father and husband, his memory lingers on. The family has been thankful many times for the fine heritage that he left them.

Edith spent her early life in a home where she was taught Christian principles by parents of Latter-Day Saint faith. Her mother was president of the Relief Society for many years.

Edith and her sister Luella attended church faithfully and during their early life were especially interested in choir work, singing with the Midway 2nd Ward for many years.

After her husband's death, Edith found the years ahead very trying and difficult. It was necessary for her to spend much of her time providing an income for her family. However, she found time to serve her God. She was president of the mutual and Secretary of the Relief Society, in the Midway 1st Ward. She also served as a teacher in later life.

Most of her later years were spent in Heber City where she moved to find employment. She had been school lunch supervisor for the Wasatch School District for several years at the time of her retirement.

A devoted Latter-Day Saint all of her life, she often gave her last penny to her church for tithing, secure in the knowledge that the Lord would provide for her and the family she so faithfully supported and gave every opportunity, often a the expense of her own comfort.

On March 7, 1959, Edith died of a heart attack while in Park City having pictures made for genealogy. Her death was typical of her entire life, ending while engaged in rendering service to others. Her only claim to fame was her devoted and unselfish service to her family and community and her unswerving loyalty to the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


DeLisle Van Wagoner was born 6 February 1909 in Kamas, Summit County, Utah. The eldest son of David Francis Van Wagoner and Clestia Pack. He was an honor student at Wasatch High School. His interest are Fine Arts, playing the organ and piano, golf and dancing. He and his wife are members of the Elks Club in Reno.

Delisle married Blanch Marovitz the 8 January 1930. They have a son, William. They've lived in Utah, California and are now making their home in Reno, Nevada. DeLisle was baptized a member of the LDS Church 26 May 1917.

When living in Salt Lake he operated his own meat-cutting shop. In Reno DeLisle and his wife Blanch own and operate "Mr. Vans Fashions". A ladies ready to wear shop. Prior to this they owned two shops. These were both demolished along with all the other business houses on Sierra Street, when a gas main exploded. This occurred on a Sunday morning and there was no loss to lives.


William D. Van Wagoner, son of DeLisle Van Wagoner and Blanch Marvitz: was born 30 May 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bill attended the schools in Utah and California. He graduated from the University of Nevada with a B A degree in Business Administration. His interests are fishing and tennis.

Bill married Sheryl Singer in 1961 at Reno, Nevada. They have a son Scott and a daughter Lisa. They reside in Fesno, California where he manages a store for Roos Atkin Company and is supervisor of three other stores for them. He has since been made vice president of personal over 40 stores, for the Roos Atkin Company.

He attended Officers Training School in Rhode Island and was commissioned a Lieutent J.G. He served on the Kersarge and the Bon Hom Richard Air Craft carrier. He was an Air Ground Officer, and was in the service four years.


Miriam Van Wagoner Maxfield was born 8 January 1912 to David Francis and Celestia Pack Van Wagoner. I was the third child in a family of six. I attended the lementary school at Midway, and one year at the Madsen School in Salt Lake, and graduated from the Wasatch High School at Heber as Valedictorian. My senior year I was vice president of the student body.

Following graduation I was employed by Mrs. Turner at the Heber Drug Store. While there I was a sewing 4-H Club Leader. Our team went to the State Fair in Salt Lake to compete in the sewing demonstrations. At this time my Uncle Walter Horton asked me to come and work for him in his grocery store. It was while working there, and living in the home of Uncle Walt and Aunt Leone I met LeGrande and we were married 7 April 1933, making our home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our marriage was soleminized 11 May 1934 in the Salt Lake Temple.

LeGrande is an employee of the News Paper Agency where he has been a pressman for almost 34 years, with the exception of one year spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1951.

LeGrande loves his religion, and was first counselor in the Fort Wayne Branch Presidency. He has filled two Stake missions, served as welfare ward clerk, First Counselor in the Fourth Quorum of Elders, and as one of the Seven Presidents of Seventies of the 390th Quorum of Seventies. At present he is a High Priest.

I was baptized a member of the LDS Church 17 February 1920. My activities began when I was twelve years old as Secretary of Primary. Since then I have taught in Sunday School, Primary and MIA. I have been Secretary of Primary and Sunday School, Coordinator in Junior Sunday School, Work Counselor in Relief Society and Relief Society President.

We have been blessed and had miraculous healings in our family. Our greatest blessing have been our heritage and membership in the LDS Church in a land of freedom. Both LeGrande and I were raised where there were close family ties and love in our homes, and it has been a blessing to us and to our children. Always great faith and humility were taught to us and made a part of our lives.


Nolan LeGrande Maxfield, son of LeGrande and Mirian Van Wagoner Maxfield was born 14 April 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Salt Lake Grammar School, Irving Junior High, and East High School. He also attended the University of Utah.

He was baptized a member of the Latter-Day Saint Church 20 May 1944, and has been ordained in each phase of the priesthood until presently he is a High Priest. His church appointments have been: Counselor of YMMIA at Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1959 Aaronic Priesthood Advisor of the Murray 14th ward and 2nd Counselor of Sunday School Superintendency and later 1st Counselor.

March 1960 he was sustained as 2nd Counselor of Murray South Stake Sunday School. He was released from this office when they moved to Midvale.

The 27 January 1963 he became 1st Counselor in the East Midvale 3rd Ward Sunday School Superintendency. On 10 November 1963 he was sustained as 2nd Counselor of the Bishopric. At the division of the Stake November 1965 he was called to be a member of the High Council.

Nolan married Connie Bird, who was his sister Diane's best girl friend. She was the daughter of Leon and Inez Starr Bird. They were married the 1 October 1955 in Salt Lake City, and had their marriage solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple 17 April 1957. They were blessed with three boys and one girl.

Connie has been a faithful Church worker continually. She has been affiliated with Primary, MIA, and Relief Society. At present she is work Counselor in Relief Society.

Nolan has been with the Air National Guard at Salt Lake Since 1953, when enlisted. He was advanced to a Staff Sergeant in April 195- His present rating is Tech Sergeant. He has been employed by the First Security Bank of Utah, and at present is Assistant Manager and Assistant Cashier of the Beehive State Bank in Tooele


Diane Maxfield Lindholm, daughter of LeGrande and Miriam Van Wagoner Maxfield, was born 2 July 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

"Since I was taught to never say "No" to church work, I began holding positions at an early age. Then, too, living in Indiana in a small branch of about 110 helped, too. I was secretary for the M.I.A. when I was 13. The next year in Utah, I was librarian in Primary and then went on to being Nursery teacher to two year olds in Junior Sunday School. With the children, I have moved up to older classes each year and have taught each age group in Junior Sunday School up until I was married.

From there I graduated to Primary, my main interest, and taught the Guide Patrol Class, ten years, and Blazers and Treckkers with my husband, Reed. He took over the scouting for me while I taught the priesthood lessons. I was 2nd Counselor in Primary for about ten months. I am also an assistant Brownie leader and looking forward to Cub Scouting in another year. My work in Relief Society has consisted of being Quilting Chairman for three years and a visiting teacher for six years. I am thankful that our church gives us the opportunity to develop by working in various capacities.

Reed and I met when I was 17 years old and working for UncleVerNile and Aunt Kathryne in Tooele, Utah. We had my freshman year and Reed's Sophomore year at Brigham Young University together where I could keep an eye on my prospective MRS. Degree.

Reed has taught Sunday School, been active in his priesthood quorum holding various offices in these, and been a counselor in the Y.M.M.I.A. when he was 18 years old. He has fulfilled an L.D.S. Mission to the Navajo Indians in New Mexico and has been on a Stake Mission for Sandy East Stake. He has also been Y.M.M.I.A. President for a year and at Present is Deacon's Quorum Advisor.

I have been employed in the Purchasing Department of the Church office as assistant secretary to Gordon Burt Affleck Church Purchasing Agent, and then worked for Dr. Boyd G. Holbrook, as a receptionist. Reed has worked for the Post Office in Tooele and Salt Lake and for Safeway Stores, Inc.; in Tooele and Salt Lake until he broke his ankle in February 1967. He is currently employed by Boy Scouts of America in Topeka, Kansas as District Executive over the Hickory Point District.

We have been blessed with four children, two girls and two boys, ReAnn, Mike, Douglas, and Sheila. Each of us are enjoying our scouting experience in Kansas and enjoying our new friends. Our children are in Half Negro half White Classes and have learned no racial prejudices at their early age. They are being unknowing teachers to their parents who have to learn to meet all situations."


Carla Maxfield Christensen was born May 30, 1939, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the third of four children born to LeGrande O. and Miriam Van Wagoner Maxfield. I have been blessed with a rich heritage and owe much of my testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to my wonderful ancestors who had such strong testimonies themselves.

I had a wonderful childhood full of many warm and wonderful memories. We were not rich materially, but we were and are still rich in the love we have as a family. I was fortunate in being taught the Gospel in my home from the time I was very young. My mother used to gather us around evenings when my father was working and spend countless hours reading to us and teaching us. We also had home evenings when we would play games together or draw and paint together. I learned to appreciate the beautiful things in life by seeing them through my parents eyes.

My service in the Church began at the age of eleven when my family and I were living in the mission field in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Due to the Branch being so small, I was asked to be chorister in the M.I.A. even though I was younger than Mutual age. During the ten months we lived in Indiana our appreciation and testimonies of the gospel grew tremendously because of our closeness and constant service in the church. Since then and prior to my marriage I served as a Primary teacher, Sunday School teacher, and Junior Sunday School organist. Since my marriage I have served as Relief Society Chorister, Sunday School teacher, Leterature teacher and Social Science teacher in Relief Society, 2nd Counselor in Primary, Stake M.I.A. Chorister, Primary teacher, Junior Sunday School Chorister, and Social Relations teacher in Relief Society.

I was married August 4, 1960 in the Temple to Ned Lewis Christensen, a returned missionary who served in Japan. We both worked while he completed his education and on December 30, 1961, our first child, Vicki,was born. Since then we have been blessed with two more children. Jeffrey Asahel, who was born December 15, 1962, and Michelle, who was born February 13, 1966. I feel that I have been truly blessed in my marriage. My husband has a strong testimony of the Gospel. Since our marriage he has served as Teachers advisor, Young Men's M.I.A. Superintendant, Wark Clerk, Priest Advisor, 2nd and 1st Counselor in the Elder's Quorum, Elder's Quorum President covering a three ward area, Explorer's Advisor which he is presently doing along with serving as 2nd Counselor in the Bishopric.

My husband completed his education at the University of Utah in Accounting and later became a C.P.A. Since that time we have lived in Milbrae, California, South San Francisco, Belleview and Spokane Washington, and are presently living in Oklahoma City where my husband is a special agent for the F.B.I.

There is nothing more important in our lives than the Church. We both know beyond any doubt, and our testimonies grow stronger each day, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church on the earth today; and we know that anyone who studies and prays with a sincere heart can know this too. I leave this testimony with you in the name of Jesus Christ.


David Harlo Maxfield was born in Salt Lake City, the first of June 1948, the son of LeGrande and Miriam Van Wagoner Maxfield. Miriam and Loree were living as neighbors at the time, as he had two families anxiously waiting to welcome him into this world. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 18 June 1956.

Harlo was caught in the tide of fellows who were anxious to get in and get his army life over. His friends were either marrying young or going into the service. Harlo enlisted in the United States Army as a medic on 20 January 1966. He received a 120 point rating in his army tests. 115 was sufficent to qualify for officer's training but Harlo was to young. He trained in Fort Bliss, Texas and Fort Sam Houston, then Fort Lewis. While in Fort Lewis he married Launa Thomas, the daughter of Clarence Laun and Hazel Warburton Thomas. Launa was able to go to Fort Lewis until time for Harlo to go to Viet Nam in May 1967.

In December 1967 Harlo was put in charge of the Aid Station at Lai Khe. His present rate is SP/5. He should return in May 1968 to Launa and Moreen Ann, his little girl. They have until January 196- with Harlo in the service, at which time he plans to complete his schooling.


Loree Van Wagoner Orullian, was born in Midway, Utah 24 July 1914 to David Francis Van Wagoner and Celestia Pack, goodly parents, who taught us high ideals and a love of the gospel. The morning of my birth the people of the valley had just received word that the United States had entered World War One. I attended Wasatch Seminary and High School. Playing the Clarinet gave me participation in the Western Area B and Contest and a parade of bands in Denver, Colorado.

I was married to Jack A. Dickson in 1929, then sealed in the Salt Lake Temple 23 February 1933, divorced in 1952. We had a son Jerry Jay and two daughters, Marilyn and Rosemary.

In March 1953 I was married to Joseph Halold Orullian in the Salt Lake Temple. Our home is in Salt Lake City. Joe's parents were converts to the church from the Old Country. He was born on the outskirts of Palestine. He had two sons by a former marriage, Joseph and Robert. Our family is married and we now have twenty-two grand children.

It has been my privelege to always be active in the church. Serving as President of Relief Society, MIA and Primary. Work Director, Twice in Relief Society, Visiting Teacher, Chorister, Choir member, Teacher, on the Genealogy Committee and two year genealogy mission with my husband.

Joe has served two Stake missions, served in the Sunday School Superintendency, in the Seventies Quorum Presidency fifteen years, and six years in the High Priest Quorum Presidency. At the present time we are the Genealogy teachers of our ward.

I've been a seamstress in my home, making custom made drapes for twelve years. This has aided my husband to retire from the United States Post Office this year, 31, December 1968.

Being busy is my hobby with sewing, cooking, homemaking, grandchildren, music, art flowers and camping. I leave genealogy last, though it is my special interest.

After father passed away, mother came to live in Salt Lake. When Joe and I were married he invited mother to live with us. This she did until she passed away June 1965. We were glad to make her life less lonely.

I am proud of my heritage. I have a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and am grateful for the blessings and purpose it gives to life.


Jerry Jay Dickson was born 10 December 1930 in Murray, Utah, the son of Loree Van Wagoner and Jack A. Dickson. He moved a great deal with his parents. Living in Wyoming, Idaho and Utah. He attended Irving Junior High and Granite Seminary, Granite high and South High School. He joined the Navy before completing his last year at South, but graduated by taking his final year with an extension course.

He has many interests, music, Vocal and guitar, fishing, hunting, bowling, boating, swimming and water skiing.

Jerry married Joan Elsie Squire 15 March 1952. Before the birth of their daughter they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple, August 1958. They have two daughters, Cathy and Linda. They live in San Diego where Jerry is now stationed.

During the time they lived at Bainbridge, Maryland Jerry was Group leader of the LDS Branch. He has served as Scout Master, Gospel Doctrine teacher, Ward Clerk and Choir member. At present he is Senior Aaronic leader and Home teacher. Joan is Primary President.

On December 10, 1947, Jerry 17th birthday, he was recruited into the United States Navy at Salt Lake City, Utah. His basic training was the Navy Training Center, San Diego, California. His tours of duty have been Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for two years. The U.S.S. Gorduis ARL-38, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, then Training Command, same base and was an instructor there. He went to Sea as RM 1 on the U.S. Burdo APD-133, then the USS Achnernar AKA-53, then USS Marquette AKA-95, making several six months Cruises to the Mediterranean Sea. After taking the Marquette thru the Panama Canal Zone up to San Francisco Naval Shipyard, to put her out of Commission Jerry along with his wife were transferred to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for another two years. While there they enjoyed many hours fishing and sight seeing. Taking one trip to the Magic Isle of Jamaica. In 1957 he was transferred from Cuba to Bainbridge Navel Station, where he was an instructor in Electronics three and a half years. Then he attended Radio B. School (Advanced electronics). At Bainbridge he was advanced to Radio Man Chief Petty Officer.

His next duty was the USS Arnold J. Isabel at the yard at Bremerton Washington. Then he was transferred to the Staff of Commander Cruiser Destroyer Flotilla Seven for a four year tour of duty, which included two seven month cruises to the Western Pacific, visiting Japan, the Phillipine Islands, Hong Kong, China and Viet Nam. One cruise the ship was at sea 70 days, off the Viet Nam Coast, firing her big 8" guns at the Viet Cong, in support of our fighting forces there.

In January of 1966 he was transferred to US Electonics Laboratory at San Diego. On August 8, 1968 Jerry Jay Dickson Radioman, Chief Petty Officer retired from the United States Navy, after having served honorably for twenty years and eight months. He is now teaching Seminary, going to Photographers school, and commencing a photography business. Joan aids his in his work coloring photographs. She too is active in the church serving as Primary President and Teacher.


Marilyn Dickson Lund, daughter of Loree Van Wagoner and Jack A. Dickson, was born the morning of the 4th of July 1933, while the town boys were setting off dynamite caps, in the town square and strains of the Marshall Band were playing thru the valley. She attended the grade schools in Idaho and Utah, Irving Junior High and South High School, Salt Lake City. Her interests are music, vocal solos, sewing and writing poetry. She loves family outings, Picnics and camping. Before her marriage she was a bookkeeper at Deseret Book Company.

Marilyn was married to David Mordell Lund 14 March 1952, in the Salt Lake Temple. They have three sons and four daughters. Their eldest son David has just become an Eagle Scout and achieved his Duty to God Award. She was baptized 19 October 1941. They are both active in the church, Marilyn has achieved the Golden Gleaner Award and David is a Master M Man. She is counselor in Relief Society, David was Sunday school Superintendent. He is now High Priest Group Leader and a Temple Worker. They have lived in Dugway, Salt Lake, Bountiful, and Idaho. Their home is in Idaho Falls. David is employed by Idaho Nuclear. Marilyn has served with the PTA enlistment committee and is a 'Pink Lady Hospital Auxillary member.

Quote Marilyn: "I am thankful my great great grandparents had the foresight to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I thank them for all the hardships they endured for the sake of the gospel and for the testimonies they left. I know the gospel is true. I know Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, that the Book of Mormon is true and that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. I appreciate every opportunity I have of working in the church and furthering the gospel here upon the earth.


Rosemary Dickson Lund, was born 6 August 1934, daughter of Loree Van Wagoner and Jack A. Dickson. She attended grade school in Springville, Provo, and Salt Lake, Irving Junior High and South High in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her interest and talents are children, teenagers, swimming, camping, cooking, sewing and music.

Rosemary was married to Merrill LaNae Lund 13 December 1954 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have one son and five daughters. They live in Murray, Utah. LaNae is employed by the Mountain State Telephone Company.

Civic activities for Rosemary are Publicity Chairman for the Democratic Committee, Vice chairman of Judge of Election and P.T.A. Each year she has a Halloween party in her home for all the children on her street.

She was baptized a member of the LDS Church 29 August 1942. Her church activities have been varied, Secretary of Stake mission, Stake Girls Program and Stake MIA Secretary of Junior Sunday School and Cub Scouts. Den Mother, Editor of Ward Paper, Member of the Ward Finance Committee and Genealogy Committee, Teacher, MIA Drama Director, Age Group and Activity Counselor, Relief Society Visiting Teacher, Work Director and Activity Counselor, Relief Society Visiting Teacher, Work Director and at present Luncheon Chairman of Relief Society. LaNae is Explorer leader.


Merrill Young Van Wagoner was born July 9, 1917, Midway, Wasatch County, Utah. The son of David Francis Van Wagoner and Celesta pack.

Midway District School; Wasatch High School; Freshman President, Wasp editor, valedictorian 1935.

Brigham Young University 1935-1939; majored in French, minored in German; also studied Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and Assyrian; chosen valedictorian; received both B.A. and M.A. degrees in four years work; served as teaching assistant in Latin, French, and German; was Staff worker on the "Y" News. Remained as teaching assistant for an additional year, then received a Fellowship to Yale University in 1940.

At Yale, studied under professor Leonard Bloomfield, Albrecht Goetze E. H. Sturtevan, F. Edgerton, J. Obermann, G. L. Trager, Bernard Block, Ludlow Bull. Languages studied, in addition to general linguistics were Greek and Latin comparative grammer, Hebrew, Sanskrit, Hieroglyphic Egyptian, Hittite, Babylonian and Assyrian, and Sumerian. In 1945, received Ph.D. degree in General Linguistics under Lenard Bloomfield.

In 1944 and 1945, he was a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies stationed at the U.S. Army Language Office, New York City where he wrote the "Spoken Iraqi Arabic" course for the Army. This book was published by Henry Holt and Company, and is still in print. It was used for ten years as a primary Arabic course by the Army Language School, at the Presidio, Moneterey, California. On the basis of this book, which is considered a pioneering work, he is listed under the article "Arabic Language" in the Encyclopedia Britannica.

In 1945 and 1946, he was linguist supervising teaching of Japanese in Army Specialized Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

In 1946 and 1947, he attended Cornell University Medical School, New York City, an did part-time work at Rockefeller Institute. At that time, printed in booklet form the article "The Inspired Revision of the Bible" which he had written in 1940 while still at the B.Y.U. Studying under Prof. Sidney B. Sperry, and which appeared serially in the "Improvement Era".

In 1948, he joined the Arabian American Oil Company as Senior Linguist, and was in charge of Arabic training for American employees at the Aramco Training Centers at Goshen, New York, then at Riverhead, Long Island, New York, and in 1951 to 1953 at Sidon, Lebanon.

In 1953, he transferred to Dhanhran, Saudi Arabia, where he supervises Arabic training. He has produced original teaching materials in Spoken Saudi Arabic, Spoken Lebanan Arabic, and Classical Arabic. He instituted the program of teaching Arabic as a Second Language in the Aramco Schools Grades 1 to 9. His adult students are achieving distinction at the Middle East Center For Arab Studies of the distinction at the Middle East Center for Arab studies of the British Foreign Office, Shemlan, Labanon.

In 1959 he enjoyed a course at the Art Students League, New York City. His interests include are, music appreciation, archeology, and travel.

He is a member of the American Oriental Society, and the Modern Language Association.

He taught in Sunday School Classes in the Manhattan Ward in 1943 and 1944; and in May of 1965 was set apart as Presiding Elder of the Saudia Arabia Area.


Carolyn Letitia Younger, wife of Merrill Young Van Wagoner, was born July 1, 1914, New York City. Daughter of Casper Swift Yunger, of an Allentown, Pennsylvania family of Holland Quaker origin; and Frieda Augusta Schaus, first generation daughter of a 500 year old North German seafaring family; combines Dutch, German, Scotch and Irish Ancestry.

Attended Hunter College High School in New York City, entering ninth grade at the age of twelve. Graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. degree in mathematics and physics, followed by an additional degree in chemistry at Hunter College in nighttime courses while employed as an actuary for General Motors.

In 1941-1942, was administrative aid at Voss Ice Machine Works, then producing minesweeper parts for the U.S. Navy.

From 1942 to 1949, was an oil processing engineer with the M.W. Kellegg Company (World-wide oil refining experts, and staff group for the Manhatten Project which created the atom bomb for the United States) in New York City. At that time, she was the only female member of the American Society of Chemical Engineers.

In 1949-1950, she was technical adviser to the Engineering Library, Sperry Gyroscope Corporation,, Great Neck, New York. On August 7, 1949 she married to Merrill Young Van Wagoner, in the rectory of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Westhampton Beach, New York. They reside first in East Quoque and then Westhampton Beach.

On April 24, 1958, she was baptized by Dr. Sidney B. Sperry, in the Tabernacle Font, while staying in East Stratford Ward (Bishop John E. Buehner) with Loree and Joe Orullian.

During year 1953-1960, she achieved company-wide recognition as a caterer.

From 1960-1967, she was a member of the Dhahran Hospital Group, making weekly visits to the Arab children's ward in Dhahran, Health Center, to play with, and amuse the children; and to the Arab Women's ward to provide materials and teach them sewing-a pioneer social work in this area-giving hundreds of hours to cutting out fabric for this project. Also a member of the Tuesday Night Service group of women who made night gowns and receiving blankets for Arab babies born in the Dhahran Health Center. Also a member of the Protestant Fellowship Choir and Relief Pianist; teacher in Fellowship Summer Bible School; 1964-1966 President of the Y.L.M.I.A. She studied and became proficient in Spoken Arabic; in addition speaks and writes German and reads French and Latin.

Enjoys cooking, sewing and music; and is an avid reader. Has a keen appreciation for animal life, continuing from earliest childhood which was spent daily (never mind the weather) in the Bronx Zoo, so that the keepers came to know her well, and granted he special favors. She was a member of the New York Zoological Society until moving to Sidon in 1951. Enjoys traveling, and has been able to cultivate at first hand her long interest in archeology.


John Merrill Van Wagoner was born September 10, 1952, Beirut, Lebanon. John is the son of Merrill Young Van Wagoner and Carolyn Letitia Yunger.

In 1957-1958, attended kindergarten in Salt Lake City; grages 1 to 8, in Aramco Schools; entered American Community School, Beirut, where he is now a Sophomore. Has a strong leaning toward graphic art. Was ordained a Deacon in East Stratford Ward, Salt Lake City Utah, and then a Teacher. Spent two months on his Uncle Theon’s farm in Center Creek after sudden evacuation from Beirut in June, 1957—having traveled alone by air.

Merrill, Carolyn and Young John have traveled every two years from the Middle East to Utah, visiting at various times Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Cretc, Jugoslavia, Austria, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Majorca, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, England, and Canada. In 1949, Merrill went to Ur of the Chaldees, sat on the steps of the Ziggurat there, but was unable to climb to the top because he was coming down with pneumonia. In 1955, they drove from New York, via Canada, to Utah and back. In 1963, they traveled by boat from Port Said, Egypt, through the Suez Canal to Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Japan. They have crossed the Atlantic Ocean three times by boat, and twenty-three times by plane; but have flown across the Pacific Ocean only once.

The Future plans for the family are that they have purchased land in American Fork and in Midway, where they will live after retirement.


Donna Rae Van Wagoner Sweat, daughter of David Francis and Celest Pack Van Wagoner, was born May 19, 1927, at Heber City, Utah. She attended Midway Elementary School in Midway, Utah until 8th grade. She graduated from Wasatch high School and Wasatch Seminary.

Donna Rae married Theon C. Sweat March 19, 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple. At this time Theon was serving with the United States army in World War II. He received his training at Camp Fannen, Texas. They were sent to Germany.

When Theon returned they lived in Salt Lake for a short time. Theon then found employment with Geneva Steel at Orem, Utah, as a crane operator. They purchased the David Van Wagoner home in Midway and lived there for ten years. As their children came along they wanted some ground, so they bought a farm in Center Creek, Utah. They have two daughters and three sons. Sandra Lyne, their eldest married Larry J. Thacker, September 8, 1967 in the Salt Lake Temple. Their sons David and Allen runs the farm with the direction and aid of their father. This enables Theon to continue his work at Geneva Steele.

Donna Rae has been active in church and civic affairs, serving on Wasatch Stake Primary Board, Counselor in Primary, and Counselor and teacher in M.I.A. Relief Society President and President of Wasatch Junior High P.T.A.

Theon has been counselor in M.I.A. one of the Seven Presidents of Seventy's Quorum, a Stake Missionary and served as Wasatch Stake High Councilman for 13 years, first with President Clay Cummings then President J. Harold Call. He was senior member when released.


Nancy Jane Van Wagoner Haueter was 78 years of age at the time this history was written. She was born in the home her father built, December 8, 1889 in Midway. The tenth child of Margaret Ann Fausett and John Van Wagoner.

At age six she started school at the old one room school house where the Town Hall now stands. The pot-bellied coal stove froze one half the room, while the other half was tot hot. This was vivid to her memory as she and her sister Luella, when neither were very old, were janitors at the school. They had to carry the wood and coal, keep the fire stocked, dust the crude hand made benches, sweep and scrub the old wooden floors, which had wide cracks and would lose the water as they scrubbed. Nancy graduated from the eighth grade April, 1906. She was in the first graduating class from the Midway Elementary School.

Following graduation, Nancy worked for six years in the store belonging to her brothers Will and John.

Nancy had a testimony of the Gospel from the time she was a child. There were many faith promoting incidents in her life. The priesthood was honored and revered in her father's home. Family prayers were held night and morning.

Nancy was married July 21, 1911 in the Salt Lake Temple to Frederick O. Haueter, son of Frederick Haueter and Anna Stoll.

They lived most of their lives in their home on Main Street. At age 80, Fred completed their new home next door. Fred had been a builder, bricklayer, farmer and jack-of-all-trades. He worked hard all his life. He built fine pioneer memorials in the community, donating his labor. He served a mission to Switzerland. Was active in the church as long as health permitted.

Nancy was active in church and community affairs all her life. Teaching kindergarten in Sunday School at age 14. Was counselor in Relief Society, a block teacher fifty years. Served 12 years as President or in the Presidency in the M.I.A. They had four sons, 17 grand children, 17 great grand children. (Written by Margaret Clyde Rasband)


Lee H. Haueter, son of Nancy Jane Van Wagoner and Frederick Otto Haueter, was born 27 April 1927 in Midway, Utah. He attended Wasatch High School. His interests are hunting and horseback riding.

He was baptized a member of the LDS Church 10 January 1926. He has served as first Counselor to the Mission President of Roosevelt Stake and in the Seventies Presidency.

Bernice Carlisle, of Heber, became his wife 24 June 1944. Later their marriage was solmnized in the Salt Lake Temple, 13 February 1947. To this union were born one son and six daughters. They lived in Roosevelt, Utah. Lee is a farmer. He has been superintendent of the Moon Lake Water Users Association and director of Central Utah Water Conservancy District.


Rex A. Haueter, was born in Midway, Utah 25 August 1942, a son of Van F. Haueter and Dorothy Buys. With his parents he moved to Vale, Oregon then Harper Oregon. He attended the grade schools of both towns, then graduated from Harper High School in 1960. His favorite pass times are fishing, hunting and horseback riding.

Rex married Ethel Marie Marchal 27 May 1961. Later they were sealed in the Temple on the 19 February 1962. They have two sons. Rex is an Elder in the LDS Church and was baptized 3 September 1950. His occupation is Ariaries (Bee-Man).


Luella was the 11th child of John Van Wagoner and Margaret Ann Fausett, born December 18, 1890, in Midway, Utah.

Luella received her schooling in Midway, graduating from the 8th grade. Her former education stopped here, but she availed herself of every opportunity to study. Through much activity as a teacher in the church, she became well educated.

Her marriage to Earl Clyde on June 2, 1916 took place in the Salt Lake Temple. Their early married life was spent at Wolf Creek where Earl worked for his father herding sheep. They moved to Midway October 6, 1917, where their son Bill was born. They then moved to Heber where two more children were born.

During the 1st World War, when the influenza was so bad, Luella & Earl went from house to house caring for the sick. At this time, two of her sisters and a brother died from the "flu". Her sister Grace had been living with her while she worked at the bank prior to her death. Then Earl became very ill, Luella had to care for him alone. Several days she couldn't even remove her clothes or get any rest.

At the birth of their 3rd child, Earl left his father's employment to be come Game Warden for the State. They bought a larger home where Luella still lives when in Heber.

Hers was a gracious home. No one was ever turned away hungry. One and two hobos a day came to her door. Later she found they'd marked her barn designating "good lady within." Many times she took food to the sick and the old folks.

Luella's invalid father lived with her several years before his death.

Earl left home in the early 1940's. This necessitated Luella to become self-supporting. She took in boarders for awhile. Later moved to Salt Lake securing work packing war materials.

After returning to Heber, she met Canute Peter Brienholt. They were married in the Mesa Temple January 2, 1947.

Luella has, and is living a rich full life. Beloved by her children and grandchildren. She loves the Lord and has served Him diligently in various capacites through-out her life. She has served on a Stake mission, and has spent many days doing Temple work at the Mesa Temple.

"Aunt Luell" as her nieces and nephews lovingly call her, has also taken an active and useful part in genealogy work through her life. Like her brothers and sisters she teaches by example. (This article written by Margaret Clyde Rasband & Deaun Clyde Haueter)


Kathleen S. Clyde Liddiard was born the 9 August 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah, a daughter of William E. Clyde and Jenet Scott. She acquired her education at Brigham Young University. She participated in the Pageant "Americas 'Witness for Christ'" in 1957. Her talents are speech and drama.

Kathleen was married to Gary Dennis Liddiard 11 April 1958 in the Salt Lake Temple. She was baptized into the church 6 August 1945. She is serving as Relief Society President in her ward. They have a son and two daughters. Their home is in Burbank, California.


Patricia Scott Arnett was born 25 July 1941 in Salt Lake City, a daughter of William E. Clyde and Jenet Scott. She attended Brigham Young University, attaining her Masters degree, and Arizona State doing graduate work. She graduated with high distinction, was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honorary Fraternity. Her favorite recreation is music and family. Her talents are vocal music and piano.

Pat attained her Golden Gleaner award. She is a piano and private voice teacher. She participated in the America Witness for Christ Pageant in 1960. She is a member of A Capello Choir and was Social Chairman at B.Y.U. Class of 1963.

Patricia was married to William Walter Arnett 9 March 1963 in the Mesa Temple, Arizona. They have a son. Their home is in Mesa.

She was baptized into the Church 6 August 1949. Her Church service has been Ward Chorister, MIA Activity Counselor, Primary and Relief Society teachers.


Margaret Eloise Clyde Rasband was born 16 May 1918 in Heber, Utah, a daughter of Luella Van Wagoner and Robert Earl Clyde. She attended Central Emementary and Wasatch High School, Heber and the Brigham Young University, where she obtained her B.S. degree. Her specialty is cooking, at which she excels.

Margaret was married to John Curtis Rasband 16 May 1941 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have one daughter and two sons. They built a home in Heber, where they live. Here she keeps a hospitable home and teaches school.


Phyllis Clyde Beck, was born 6 August 1928 in Heber, Utah, a daughter of Luella Van Wagoner and Robert Earl Clyde. She attended Wasatch High School and the Brigham Young University. She played in the High School Band. Her special interest is sewing.

Phyllis was married to Alton Paul Beck 27 December 1948 in Elko, Nevada, later 29 June 1949, being sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. She was baptized into the LDS Church, 9 August 1936.

Quote Phyllis: "We lived in the Valley View 9th Ward, Salt Lake, but will be moving to Seattle, Washington in the spring of 1968 to make our home. Paul makes our living as a General Contractor." I have served in Sunday School, Primary and MIA, both Ward and Stake. We have five energetic, talented children." We love the gospel and pray always we maybe worthy of our blessings.


Terry Lou Haueter Glad is the daughter of Deaun La Rae Clyde and William Ray Haueter. She attended the grade schools in Heber to the 4th grade. Then moved to Salt Lake with her parents. She attended Irving Junior High a short time. Then she completed her schooling in the Jordan School District, where she graduated in 1958.

Terry married Claude David Glad 3 April 1962 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have two daughters, and reside in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was baptized a member of the LDS Church 10 October 1948.


Dean Delos Van Wagoner was born 9th July, 1897 in Midway, Wasatch County, Utah, the 13th child of John Van Wagoner and Margaret Ann Fausett.

In the summer of 1923, Ella Johnson of Canada came to Salt Lake City. She was about 18 years of age. She stayed with Aunt Sarah Pyper and worked at one of the stores. That Christmas she went to Midway to visit Aunt Clara Pyper, (Dean's sister) and Uncle James, Sarah's Mother's brother. While she was there Dean came to pick up two of the girls for a sleigh ride and invited Ella to join them. This began their courtship. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple 11 June 1924.

They lived in the family home where Dean had lived since birth. Dean's father lived with them most of their married life. Here Arlene and Le Dene were born.

Shortly after this, they moved to Pleasant Grove where Dean and his three brothers, William, John and Albert went into business. They built the show house, hotel and movie house. While in Pleasant Grove, their son Bryce was born 4 July 1928. Ella was anemic. In December she came down with the "flu" and died in 8 days. Dean didn't know what to do. Some of the brothers offered to take the children, but he didn't want them separated.

Alta Elizabeth, Ella's sister, came and took care of the children for six months. Then she and Dean were married in the Salt Lake Temple the 5th June 1929.

While still in Pleasant Grove, Elmo was born 7 July 1931. A short time later the family moved to Lehi where father and Uncle Albert managed the theater and Van Cash & Carry Market for sometime. Father and Mother Alta had three more children: Brent, Gae and Leon.

During the rest of his life, Dean traded in cattle, and was always enthusiastic about what he was doing.

Father had to go to American Fork on business. Leon, only 4 years old, was going with him, also Cliff Tomlinson, a friend. Later that night, I received a telephone call at the nurses home in Salt Lake. They had been hit by a train enroute, in our truck. Two days later Dean passed away 17 May 1944.

We remember Daddy as a person blessed with a sweet spirit. He had special love for people. If we had a problem, he had a special way of helping to solve it. He had a love of his fellow men and would give whatever he had to help you. During a hard time, he hold two cows for $50.00. It was Christmas. There were many things our family needed. There was another family having a hard time also, and just as many children. Daddy divided the money with them.

Daddy loved his family. He had a great sense of humor. He loved sports, and was a good runner. A few months before his death, Bryce and Elmo were helping him chase some horses and he out ran them. He loved nature, and enjoyed his trips through the canyons.

We all have our faults - I'm sure Daddy had his also, but we feel that if we could take from his life a little of the love he had to give, and use it the way he did, we would have a more beautiful world to live in.

He was a Seventy at the time of his death, and was ordained by Rulon S. Wells 8 June 1930.


Bryce Van Wagoner, son of Dean Delos Van Wagoner and Ella Rose Johnson, was born 4 July 1928 in Provo, Utah. He attended Lehi High and South High Schools Salt Lake, Utah, also the LDS Business College. Bryce is self employed, being owner of the Olympic Glass Company.

Bryce is married to Luacine June Rasmussen 15 February 1954 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have five children; three girls and two boys. They reside in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was baptized 2 August 1936 and has been an active member of the Church. He served as Bishop in his former Ward.


Arlene Van Wagoner Crabtree, was born April 2, 1925, to Dean Delos Van Wagoner and Ella Rose Johnson, in the old family home of Grandfather, John Van Wagoner, where my father was born. By the time I was two, we had moved to Pleasant Grove, where we lived until I started school at the age of six.

At the age of three, my mother and grandfather died, and even though it was within a short time of each other, I didn't remember my mother, but I did remember my grandfather rocking me. He was the only grandparent alive when I was born.

About six months later my father married mother Alta Johnson, the sister of my mother Ella Rose. She taught me many things that have helped me through my life. At the age of six, we moved to Lehi, where I attended school until I graduated at the age of eighteen in May of 1943.

In June of 1943, I moved to Carlson Hall in Salt Lake City, and started in nursing school at the University of Utah. The following year, I was called home as daddy was in an accident. Two days later, he died. My brother Leon, was also in the accident, and I had to stay in the hospital another night with him. I think it was the hardest thing I had to do, as I did so want to go see daddy, but I knew that his room was empty.

Mother, with her wisdom insisted that I return to finish my nursing course; which, I graduated from in June of 1946.

I met Clent Crabtree in July of 1946, while visiting a friend of mine in Logan. Clent was in the Auto Business in Ogden. We were married December 27, 1946. I traveled with Clent, until we had our first little girl, Chris in 1952. We were blessed with two more little girls, Geri in 1953 and Linda in 1955.

Ten years later, we had two wonderful little boys, Alan in 1965 and Ricky in 1966. I have always been active in the church and feel that I have truly been blessed.


La Dene Van Wagoner Martin was born 3 August 1926 in Midway, Utah, a daughter of Dean Delos Van Wagoner and Ella Rose Johnson.

William Carlton Martin was a young officer in the US Navy and was on leave visiting with his family in New York. I, LaDene Van Wagoner was a hostess and at the time living in Florida. We met in New York and were married by the Justice of Peace in July 26, 1951. Two days later we were married in a religious ceremony, in Salt Lake City, by my cousin Arthur Van Wagoner.

Our first nine months of Military life began in Hawaii. This is where our daughter was nearly born---at the last minute the Navy sent us by air and Gae was born in New York.

Our next assignment was Norfork, Virginia. Then on to the West Coast for the next 12 years---San Diego, Santa Barbara, and San Francisco.

Bill had command of several ships and took a Division of ships to the Orient. During this voyage, at sea our Heavenly Father blessed us with the privilege of adopting our son Jeffrey at the age of 3 days and what a choice spirit.

We were then assigned to Charleston, South Carolina where Bill had command of a ship and was selected as Capt. In the U.S. Navy.

Our next and last assignment was New York such great blessings were in store for us. We were delighted to adopt Allen at the age of two and one half years and this past Christmas another choice spirit entered our home. Yes, Sarah was only three months old and is our little peace maker already.

Bill retires from the Navy this summer. The church has given us such a firm foundation which has given us comfort and joy throughout our journey.


Brent J. Van Wagoner, son of Dean Delos Van Wagoner and Alta Johnson was born February 14, 1936 in Lehi, Utah.

I spent the first eight years in Lehi, Utah. Then upon the death of my father the family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. I spent four years in the U.S. Air Force, two and one half years on a mission for the LDS Church in Holland. Periods of time were spent in Groningen Leewarden, Rotterdam, Eindhoven (Branch President), and the remainder of the time in Utrecht, Holland as District President.

I attended Weber College and the University of Utah. Through my work as a manager of Beneficial Finance Company (starting in Salt Lake City) I was transferred to Ogden, Utah, where we are presently living.

My wife is Maria Sophia Sieverts Van Wagoner and we have one son, J. Blair. My wife is from Amsterdam, Holland.


Elmo J. Van Wagoner, son of Dean Delos Van Wagoner and Alto Johnson. I was born in Provo, Utah on July 7, 1931. The first year of my life was spent in Pleasant Grove, Utah. From there we moved to Lehi, Utah where we lived in three different homes. I attended Grammar school in Lehi. When I was twelve years old, my father was killed in a train-truck accident. At that time, my mother and her seven children moved to Salt Lake City. There I attended Junior High, Senior High School and LDS Business College. I worked a variety of jobs during my school years and after my graduation I worked on construction jobs in Utah and Colorado. I then spent five years in the U.S. Navy. At the age of 21, while still in the Service, I married Audrey Monroe 8 November 1952 in Elko, Nevada. We were sealed in the Temple 22 April 1957. We lived in California for five years and in Idaho for one year. Since that time we have been living in Ogden. We now have six children. I work for the New Your Life Insurance Company. Audrey is an X-Ray Technician.

We both serve in the church, and have held various positions. We love the gospel of Jesus Christ and know it is true.


Albert Van Wagoner, son of John Van Wagoner and Margaret Ann Fauset was born September 22, 1899 in Midway, Wasatch County, Utah. I was the fourteenth child in a family of six boys and eight girls.

My father made brick and lime and also ran a general store. The store was in Midway and the bricks and lime were made in Heber and Midway. He made most of the brick in that area.

Some of my childhood memories were the games of kick the can, run sheep run, and hide and seek. We played with Dean Bronson, Bliss Titus, Carl Bronson, Eugene North, Earl Provost, and brother Dean and my three nephews who were about my age, Delemar Hair, Leo Van Wagoner, and Arther Van Wagoner. I remember having played store and shows and taking pins and bottles instead of money. I had a dog which would pull me in a dog cart in the summer time and on a sleigh in the winter time. He would really run (like a streak of lightening).

Not everyone completed high school when I was a boy; I completed the 8th grade. I worked with Will and John on the farm and also helped my father in the store. I remember being paid three cents for each mouse I killed in the store grainery.

When I was fifteen years of age I became interested in Anna Priscilla Turley who was teaching the third grade in Midway and living with the Clark Bronson family. She was a native of Colonia Juarez, Old Mexico and had attended Murdock Academy in Cedar City. After keeping company with her several years, we were married in the Manti Temple January 2, 1918. Our first home was in Midway. We had no bathroom in our home and had to carry all our water from a well a block away.

Our first child Grace Maxine (Powell) was born November 6, 1918, a pair of twins (a boy, my only son and a girl) were still-born Februray 2, 1923. They were lovely big babies weighing seven and one half pounds. That fall we built a lovely modern brick home on Midway Main Street. Another pair of twins were born March 20, 1925 two girls, Anita (Fitzgerald) named after her mother Anna, and Alberta (Eastmond) named after me, her father. While living in Midway I was the President of YMMIA and had an outstanding record in the stake in ward teaching.

Will and John built and managed the general store and show house in Midway. Dean and I worked in the store. I ran the show for several years, three nights a week. Anna sold tickets for me. Three reels made a show. We had two pot bellied stoves one at each end of the building. A gramophone furnished the music for the show. John and Will operated the store for many years then they organized the Citizens Mercantile out of it. Bishop Jacob Probst, James B. Wilson and Wilford Van Wagenen bought and operated it for three years. At the present time it is owned and operated by Guy Coleman.

In 1925, John, Dean and I moved to Pleasant Grove where we built the Alhambra Theater, Café and store which we leased to Dixon Taylor Russell Company. While living in Pleasant Grove another daughter Shirley (Dunn) was born June 24, 1930

While I was in Pleasant Grove I was Superintendent of the Sunday School.

We leased the theater to Frank White of Provo and we moved to Lehi where brother Dean and I went into the grocery business. Later I leased and operated the Lehi picture show. As a side line I sold cars.

Anna and I were busy in Lehi in church activities. I was in the Superintendency of the Sunday School for many years. Anna was a teacher in the Sunday School.

In 1935 Anna contracted pneumonia. We gave her the best care possible, had a night and a day nurse, had her administered to several times; the Sunday School officers and teachers had prayer meeting in her behalf; we put her name in the Salt Lake and Mesa Temples, relatives and friends all prayed for her, but nine days later she passed away, March 23, 1935 leaving four daughters, Maxine 16, Anita and Alberta 10, and Shirley nearly 5 years of age. The funeral was held in the Lehi Fifth Ward and she was buried in Midway Cemetery, Wasatch County, Utah.

In 1936 I met Orah Giles of Heber City, and one year later June 2, 1937 she became my wife. We were married in the Salt Lake Temple by Stephen L. Chipman, President of the Salt Lake Temple. Our daughter Anna Loye (Vance) was born May 29, 1938.

In May 1944 I sold my home in Lehi to my daughter Maxine Powell and her husband Keith. September 8, 1944 we moved to our present home in Provo where I sold cars for several years for Naylor Auto C. Later I went into the real estate business with my brother Will until he passed away two years later. I have continued on in that business up to the present time.

Since living in Provo the past twenty-two years I have held the following church positions: High Priest, President of Seventy, Ward Group 8 years, Stake Quorum 1st councilor of High Priests, Genealogy ward chairman and have done many endowments for the dead in the following temples: Manti, St. George, Los Angeles, Mesa, Salt Lake and Logan. One year my wife Orah and I did more endowments than any one in Provo Stake.

For the past several years I have been the President of the John Van Wagoner Family organization, in helping promote the Family News Letter which has helped keep family ties more closely knit together.

At the present time I am grandfather to 32 grandchildren and four great grand children.

Orah Giles Van Wagoner was raised by parents who loved the gospel, and taught these principles to their children. Her mother was a convert from Wales, Great Britain.

Orah's life has been one of service to family and the church, always in a happy cheerful way. Her church positions have been many. Chorister, teacher, councilor and President in the various auxiliary organizations, Relief Society President in Wards and Stake and also President of the LDS Organization in Provo.


Grace Maxine Van Wagoner Powell, daughter of Albert Van Wagoner and Anna Priscilla Turley, was born 6 November 1918 in Midway, Utah. She attended the grade school in Midway and Pleasant Grove, the 8th through 12th in Lehi. She graduated as Honor student.

Maxine was married to Keith Powell the 13 December 1937 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have resided in Lehi through out their married lives. Eight children were born to this couple, two girls and six boys.

In civic activities she served in PTA two years and was a member of the Literary Club fifteen years. Active in the LDS Church, she was counselor and secretary in MIA taught Primary and Sunday School and is beginning her fifth year as councilor in the Stake Relief Society Presidency. She was baptized 6 November 1926.

Her talent is homemaking, sewing and cooking. She enjoys crocheting and knitting.

Two sons have filled missions for the church. Antoine T. Powell - North British Mission - 1960 - 1962. Darrell G. Powell - Spanish American Mission - 1961 - 1964.


Anita Van Wagoner Fitzgerald, daughter of Albert Van Wagoner and Anna Priscilla Turley, was born 6 November 1918 at Midway, Utah, a twin to Alberta. Her education was obtained in Lehi, graduating from High School and Seminary. She also attended a year each at the B.Y.U. and University of Utah.

Anita married Bliss Griffith Fitzgerald 27 April 1949 in the Salt lake Temple. They have three sons and four daughters. Their home is in Lehi, Utah.

She has served in PTA as secretary and taught 4-H Club three years. She is a Golden Gleaner and is now a Primary Counselor. Anita has filled an LDS Mission. She was baptized 20 March 1933. She enjoys singing, handicraft and sewing.


























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Joseph Van Bagley was born 17 November 1872 at Charleston, Wasatch County, Utah. His father was named Joseph Smith Bagley and his mother was Anna Van Wagoner. His mother died when he was a small boy leaving five small children. He attended grade and high school in Charleston. Later went to the Brigham Young University-taught school in Utah for a while and then went to Wyoming to explore and hunt in the wild regions around Yellowstone country. He liked what he found and spent the rest of his life in and around the mountains of Western Wyoming. He continued to hunt the big game of Wyoming as long as he was able. He enjoyed being out in the hills and forests. He passed his hunting techniques on to his three living sons.

Joseph Van Bagley met Cora Sophia Yeoman in Granger, Wyoming. After a brief courtship they were married in Reno, Nevada. My father had some mining interests there in Nevada. They lived in Rock Springs and Granger, Wyoming where they became the parents of eight children:-five boys and three girls. Two of the boys died – one when ten days old and the other one, Dale when he was almost one year old. The second eldest boy Grant was killed in his airplane when he was twenty-two years old. Joseph Van Bagley was very proud of his Dutch Heritage and reminded his children of the many qualities of their ancestors.

He spent the last twelve years of his life a semi-invalid because of an automobile accident. His time was spent in the hospital in Rock Springs and at Granger – he passed away March 2, 1942 and is buried in Granger. Cora Sophia Yeoman was born in Reehigh, North Dakota October 24, 1884. Her father Charles Freemont Yeoman was a homesteader. Her mother Maria Jones was born around Syckamore, Illinois. The Yeoman family moved to Evanston, Wyoming where Cora attended schools. The Yeoman’s sold their sheep in 1900 and moved to Portland, Oregon. Cora attended the Portland Business College; the family then returned to Wyoming and Cora left Wyoming to work in Salt Lake City, Utah. At this time she met Joseph Van Bagley. They were married in Reno, Nevada and made their home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Then they moved to Granger where they had eight children:-five sons and three daughters. She inspired her children to be good citizens, to be industrious and set an excellent example for them. She suffered a life of hardships and sorrow, burying three of her fine boys. She was very active in civic, political and local affairs. After her husband passed away she moved to Salt Lake where she now resides.

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