ISDUP Presidents

Name/Membership NumberYears ServingBiography
DUP #1. Annie Maria Ballantyne Taylor HydeApril 11, 1901 - April 22, 1903(October 21, 1849 SLC – March 12, 1909 SLC) born to Jane Ballantyne Taylor in her father’s (John Taylor) covered wagon in Salt Lake City, the day after John left for a mission for the Church in the East. Attended the Deseret University 1868-69. 1st counselor in the General Relief Society and on the board in the Salt Lake Stake. She traveled to Mexico, Canada and Europe. She promoted grain storage and silk production. Missionary on Temple Square. On her mother’s birthday, 11 April 1901, she asked a number of the daughters of pioneers to meet with her in her home on 40 West North Temple Street and organize a society that was social and historical. She felt a need to perpetuate the memory of the pioneers and to gather their stories. The Cannon family was not represented as they expected the imminent death of George Q. Cannon. The by-laws of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers organization were accepted 2 May 1901. She was the first president until she died in 1903. Married Alonzo Eugene Hyde, son of Orson Hyde on 15 Dec 1870. Died of stomach cancer at the age of 60. Mother to DUP President #9. 8 children. Buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
DUP #4. Alice Merrill HorneApril 22, 1903 - April 24, 1905(2 Jan 1868 Fillmore - 7 Oct 1948 SLC) She was born in a log cabin in Fillmore, Millard County, to Clarence Merrill and Bathsheba Smith Merrill. Her grandfather was George A. Smith. When he died she moved to Salt Lake City to be with her ill grandmother, Bathsheba W. Smith, across the street from the Lion House. She went to school with Brigham Young’s children. Her grandmother recovered and became the fourth president of the Relief Society. Alice attended the University of Deseret in 1887 as valedictorian of her class. She was elected to the Third Utah State Legislature and introduced a bill for annual scholarships. She chaired the committee that obtained the land grant establishing the University of Utah. She was an author, artist, owned and ran an art gallery. She was a teacher at the University of Deseret, created the Utah Art Institute and began the Utah Arts Council. As a politician, she served in the Utah House of Representatives as the 2nd woman in Utah in politics. Served on the General Board of the Relief Society for 14 years and prepared a course of study in art. She was encouraged to gather histories, relics, pictures, heirlooms to form a relic display. Married George Henry Horne in 1890. 6 children. Buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
DUP #2 Clarissa Maria Young DougallApril 24, 1905 - June 3, 1905(10 Dec 1849 SLC - 30 April 1935 SLC) Daughter of Brigham Young and Clarissa Chase Young. Her ancestors on her father’s side were colonizers of Massachusetts in 1720. Her mother died when she was eight. Women’s rights. Vocal soloist. Musical family. Suffragette in Washington, D.C. in 1887. Served in the presidency of the Ladies Retrenchment Assn (YWMIA) and the meetings were held in her home. Temple ordinance worker. She suggested to Annie Taylor Hyde at a Sons of the Pioneers meeting in Provo that the daughters should also have an organization, and three weeks later the Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized. National Council of Women. General President of the Young Women. Charter member DUP. Her son, Hugh Willard Dougall, wrote the hymn “Jesus of Nazareth, Savior and King.” Married William B. Dougall in 1868. 5 children. Buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
DUP # 68. Susa Young GatesJune 3, 1905 - Sept 15, 1908(18 March 1856 SLC - 27 May 1933 SLC) Daughter of Brigham Young and Lucy Bigelow Young. She was the first child born in the Lion House. She was taught dancing and performed in the Salt Lake Theatre. She studied shorthand and was a Church stenographer recording the temple dedications in St. George, Logan, and Salt Lake Temples. She taught music. She was the first person baptized in the new St. George Temple. She spoke at the International Congress of Women in London in 1899, Copenhagen in 1901, and Rome in 1914. She edited the Relief Society Magazine. Founded the “Young Woman’s Journal” in 1889. She accompanied her husband on a mission to Hawaii; She was the fourth DUP President, following her sister, Clarissa Maria Young Dougall. She was a writer, editor, women’s rights, served a mission to Hawaii with her husband, formed the Brigham Young Academy music department. Taught phonography (shorthand). She established the DUP relic department and exhibited the artifacts gathered by the Daughters in a room at the LDS Church Tithing Office, later moved to the Lion House. She began the custom of wearing pioneer dresses for special occasions in DUP camp and county activities and the entertaining of the pioneers on July 24th. She resigned as President to devote her time to genealogical work. Married Alma B. Dunford, 2 children. Married Jacob F. Gates in 1880, 11 children. Raised 13 children. Buried in the Provo Cemetery.
DUP # 87 Lily Clayton WolstenholmeSept 15, 1908 - April 12, 1909(19 Dec 1863 SLC - 30 June 1944 SLC) Daughter of William Clayton (author of the hymn “Come, Come, Ye Saints”) and Sarah Walters Clayton. Her mother was in the first handcart company. She attended the district schools finishing at Morgan’s Commercial College. Elected to Utah State House of Representatives. President of the Utah State Council of the National Council of Women Voters. Member of Daughters of Handcart Pioneers. She was very patriotic and when she was called as DUP President she introduced the custom of saluting the American flag into the organization. In 1915, with a group of women representing every state, called on President Woodrow Wilson for the franchise for women. Married William Jesse Wolstenholme in 1889. 5 children. Buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
DUP # 120 Isabel “ Bella” Modelena Whitney SearsApril 12, 1909 - Oct 2, 1909(2 Nov 1848 SLC - 1 Dec 1941 Kentucky) Daughter of Newell Kimball Whitney and Emmeline B. Whitney Wells. Born in a covered wagon in Salt Lake City near the Hotel Utah (present day Joseph Smith Building). By the age of fifteen she was an accomplished needlewoman and sold her beautiful buckskin gloves to stage drivers and cowboys. She taught school in the Ninth Ward until she married. Married Septimus Wagstaff Sears in 1870. They lived in San Francisco for five years as he supervised shipment of Utah grain to England. She had a short term as DUP President due to her son’s illness. Moved to Kentucky in 1930 to be with her youngest children. 8 children. Buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate, Campbell County, Kentucky.
DUP # 96 Zina Presendia Young CardOct 2, 1909 - April 11, 1911(3 April 1850 SLC - 31 Jan 1931 SLC) Daughter of Brigham Young and Zina Huntington Young. She was raised in the Lion House. She was an actress in the Salt Lake Theatre and wanted to be an actress until she met Thomas Williams and married him in 1868. Her father, Brigham Young, selected her and Eliza R. Snow to learn how to raise silk worms and process silk from which she made two dresses. After the death of her husband in 1874, she moved to Provo and attended Brigham Young Academy to become a teacher. She was head of the Domestic Science department for seven years. She taught moral and religious lectures with the teaching of fine embroidery, dress-making, darning and wax flower-making. She was Dean of Women at Brigham Young Academy. She married Charles Ora Card in 1884. Moved to Alberta, Canada. They labored in the Cardston, Canada Mission for 15 years. Attended Women’s Suffrage Congress 1879 and lobbied in Washington, D.C. for women’s rights. Retrenchment Assn. Utah Stake Primary president and Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association. General Board of the Primary. Nursed Spanish flu victims. She moved the relics to the Vermont Building and new cases and relics were acquired. A log cabin was reassembled and furnished. During her presidency the insignia of an ox yoke was accepted for the DUP. Membership had been limited to women whose parents were pioneers of 1847. Then it was extended to include 1850, then to 1853. She wanted to increase membership and eligibility was changed to May 10, 1869, before the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Married Thomas Child Williams. 2 children. Married Charles Ora Card in 1884. 3 children. Buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery.
DUP # 39 Elizabeth Sophia Richards WrightApril 11, 1911 - April 13, 1913(4 March 1859 SLC - 17 May 1946 SLC) Father was Samuel W. Richards and her mother was Helena Robinson from the Isle of Man. She attended the Council House School. She traveled to the eastern United States to complete her education. She was an expert milliner and opened a shop in Coalville, Utah. . She married Dr. Elias Smith Wright in 1889. She and her husband were members of the Tabernacle Choir for many years. Charter member of DUP. She was President of the DUP when the first memorial building fund was started in 1911 at a banquet and program honoring two hundred of the original 1847 pioneers. She sponsored a Pioneer Relic Ball where precious relics and artifacts were displayed. She was also a member of the D.A.R. They had 5 children. Buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
DUP # 166. Annie “Laura” Hyde MerrillApril 13, 1913 - April 8, 1915(25 Dec 1871 SLC- 26 Feb 1917 SLC) She preferred “Laura.” Granddaughter of John Taylor and Orson Hyde. Her parents were Alonzo Eugene Hyde and Annie Taylor Hyde. Her mother was the first President of the DUP. She was a member of the first graduating class of the Salt Lake Stake Academy and later attended the University of Utah where in 1893 she met her future husband, a teacher, Joseph F. Merrill. Suffragist, active in politics. Letters from Laura to Joseph and his letters to her archived. Married - Joseph Francis Merrill in 1898, apostle, Ph.D. in physics from John Hopkins University. He was Head of School of Mines and Engineering at the U of U and son of apostle Marriner Wood Merrill. He was the superintendent of the Church School System and created the first Church seminary across the street from Granite High School. They lived in Granite Stake. She helped the DUP on a better financial basis and stressed the need for a stronger historical attitude on the part of the members. Her cancer reappeared two weeks after her last child was born. Charter member of DUP. Daughter of DUP President #1, who also died from cancer. 7 children. Buried in the Sale Lake City Cemetery.
DUP # 58A. Elizabeth “Annie” Wells CannonApril 8 1915 - April 11, 1917(7 Dec 1859 SLC - 2 Sept 1942 SLC) Father was Daniel Hanmer Wells and her mother was Emmeline B. Woodward Whitney Wells. She watched the wagon trains and handcarts come into the valley. She was taught the appreciation of good books, music, drama and opera and was encouraged to write. She attended Deseret University. Journalist. She married John Quayle Cannon in 1879. In 1881 he was called to fill a mission in the British Isles, then he was transfered to Germany. She went to Germany to do missionary work with her husband. John was active in the National Guard and volunteered in the Spanish American War and became a Lieutenant Colonel. She wrote the History and Objectives of the Relief Society. Wrote poetry. She had been a member of the Relief Society since she was 14. She organized relief for San Francisco earthquake victims in 1906. She helped write a pamphlet about saving wheat, which was distributed by the Relief Society. She served in the Utah House of Representatives. Member or the National American Women’s Association. She was a Charter member of Utah Red Cross organizing chapters in World War I. She was elected to the Utah State Legislature in 1921. She helped establish Memory Grove Memorial (SLC). She met 4 U.S. Presidents. She served on the Relief Society General Board. She was a reporter and editor of the Woman’s Exponent. Author. Charter member of the DUP. When she was DUP President she promoted the saving of relics, restoring landmarks, and writing histories to preserve their heritage. Helped sponsor the 24th of July celebrations and honored past presidents and charter members of DUP. She helped to select a site and raise funds for a permanent building. In her later years she lived in the Belvedere apartments across the street (SE) from the Lion House. Married John Quayle Cannon. 12 children. Died of Hodgekin’s Disease. Buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
DUP # 132. Elizabeth Pugsley HaywardApril 11, 1917 - April 17, 1921(23 Dec 1854 SLC - 26 Jan 1942 SLC) She was the daughter of Philip Pugsley and Martha Roach Pugsley. Her parents came across the ocean in a sailing vessel and then crossed the continent by foot and ox team. She was born in a leaky log cabin with a dirt floor. She helped her mother raise her siblings, making candles, carding and spinning and dyeing wool, and learned dressmaking. She attended Morgan’s Commercial College for a short time. She married Henry J. Hayward on her 21st birthday. Her two children and her brother died in 1879 of diphtheria. President of the Mother’s Club of the Washington School. She joined the DUP in 1907 and served in many positions. She served in the DUP during World War I. She and her officers served in the Red Cross. She began having annual dues for DUP of twenty-five cents. She was elected to serve in the Utah House of Representatives and the Utah Senate. She presided over the Senate. She was a member of the Democratic National Committee and a delegate. She was a charter member of League of Women Voters. In 1919 she introduced the Suffrage Amendment ratifying the 19th Amendment. Delegate to National Conventions. She served on a committee to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the driving of the last spoke in the Utah Central Railroad. Married Henry John Hayward in 1875. 9 children - only 3 lived to maturity. Buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery.
DUP # 82. Flora Bean HorneApril 17, 1921 - 1925(4 Nov 1871 Provo - 12 Dec 1951 SLC) Her parents were George W. Bean, pioneer of 1847, and Elizabeth Baum Bean. Her father was a probate judge. They lived in Richfield, Sevier County. She was a Sunday School teacher at thirteen and a Primary counselor at fourteen. She was church organist and a counselor in the Sevier Stake YLMIA. She began teaching school in Aurora at seventeen. She was matron of the Manti LDS Seminary at the age of eighteen. She trained a chorus of one hundred children to perform in patriotic programs. She married educator Joseph Leo Horne in 1894. He was a professor at Brigham Young University. They took in boarders. He was a teacher for thirty-two years and organized Kanab High School. In 1903 they moved to Salt Lake City. He was chair of mathematics at LDSU and Flora joined the DUP. Flora was DUP Assistant Secretary to Susa Young Gates in 1906 and Vice President to Lily Wolstenholme in 1908. She helped with relics with Zina Young Card. In 1911 they moved the relics from the Lion House to the Deseret Museum on Temple Square. She organized a Diamond Jubilee celebration. In 1923 they reproduced the pioneers’ entrance into the Salt Lake Valley and placed The Riter Log Cabin in Liberty Park in 1924. She was 1st V.P. to Elizabeth Hayward. She organized the Diamond Jubilee. DUP was Incorporated 21 April 1925. She sent questionnaires to pioneers. She organized material for publication. She and her assistant, Sarah L. Brockbank were responsible for the filing of hundreds of pioneer histories, and together they worked out a card system. She helped the Utah State Historical Society obtain funds ($4,500) to continue their work. She asked the legislature for help. Lived in Granite Stake. Married Joseph Leo Horne in 1894. 4 children. Buried in the Salt Lake Cemetery.
DUP # 871. Fanny May Carrington WoodruffApril 1925 - April 5, 1929(2 June 1873 SLC - 11 Oct 1945 SLC) She was the daughter of Charles Woods Carrington and Mary Winder Carrington. She was interested in all historic and patriotic events and organization. She collected and donated relics to the DUP Museum. She worked to protect old landmarks such as the Eagle Gate and the Salt Lake Theatre. She was a supporter of Covered Wagon Days, before the Days of ‘47 was organized. She and her children donated a flagpole at the Ensign School. She volunteered to help veterans and visited Gold Star mothers and patients in the hospital. She gathered songs that were included in the official DUP songbook. The Central Camp became a separate unit and the officers and board members joined their local camps. The State of Utah gave the old state capitol building in Fillmore to the Daughters for a pioneer museum. The Memorial Building Fund continued to grow. Married Wilford Smith Woodruff in 1896. 2 children. Buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery.
DUP # 1890 Katherine “Kate” Annette Crawford SnowApril 5, 1929 - April 1933(11 April 1877 Manti - 1 Dec 1954 SLC) She was the daughter of James Crawford, Jr. and Christena Madsen Crawford. They lived in a two-room stone house in Manti. They moved to Orangeville in Emery County. She and her two brothers attended Brigham Young College in Logan. She helped protest the moving of the Brigham Young monument to Mayor John Bowman. The Pioneer Song Book was published in 1932. Three thousand copies were printed. Church periodicals were gathered for the DUP Library. She took part in the dedication of the Pioneer Mother monument in Springville and the making of the Battle Creek monument in Idaho. In the October convention of 1929, custodians were asked to guard all minute books and historians were told to gather local histories. A printed outline of study was distributed for lessons for the coming year. In 1931 a lesson committee was chosen and adopted. A card index of registration papers was compiled. The old State House at Fillmore was formally accepted as a relic hall in 1930. Married Warren Cheney Snow. 3 children. Buried in Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, Salt Lake City.
DUP # 1720. Cornelia Sorensen LundApril 1933 - April 1937(8 March 1882 Gunnison - 26 June 1954 SLC) She was born to Niels Christian Sorenson, a pioneer of 1859, and Sarah Christina Capson Sorenson. She was educated at the schools in Gunnison, the University of Utah, and Brigham Young University. She was a music major at BYU and taught piano in Gunnison. The first DUP Marker was created in 1934 and a numbering system for the markers began. In 1902 she married Professor Anthony Canute Lund- head of the BYU Music Department and called to be the Conductor of the Tabernacle Choir in 1916. They lived in the Seventeenth and then the Second Ward in Salt Lake City. She was president of the Seventeenth Ward Relief Society. She was elected captain of Camp Two, DUP then secretary of the Central Company and became the president. Helping the DUP she visited many counties and DUP camps in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, California, and Arizona and established a camp in Washington D.C. 31 county companies were organized. The official program for marking historical places was adopted. She was named life chairman of the Pioneer Memorial Building Committee and historic materials were indexed. The goal was to have the building ready by Utah’s Centennial year. The Daughters were collecting relics, keepsakes, books, pictures, histories, and pamphlets that once belonged to pioneers. In October of 1936 a plan for financing the building was put in place. The construction was delayed because of World War II. She was elected to the state legislature. The land at the top of Main Street was deeded to the state and the legislature appropriated $450,000 to the building fund. She was Salt Lake County Recorder and vice president of the newly organized Days of ‘47. She was named by the Salt Lake Council of Women to their Hall of Fame. Married Professor Anthony C. Lund in 1902. 6 children. Buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery.
DUP # 3336. Ida Josephine Murdock KirkhamApril 1937 - April 1941(10 July 1880 Heber - 6 Oct 1976 SLC) She was the daughter of Alva Moroni Murdock and Josephine Nicol Murdock. They lived in White Rock while her father worked as an Indian agent and established a trading post. They lived in Heber where her school had all eight grades in one large room. She went to Brigham Young Academy in Provo and passed the teacher’s examination in Wasatch County. While attending Brigham Young Academy she met Oscar Kirkham ,a music major from Lehi. In the summer of 1900 he went to Berlin, Germany, to study music. He was given a scholarship to study in London. In 1903 he returned to American and spent Christmas with her family. He went to Rexburg, Idaho to teach music at Rick’s College and opened a music store. He came to marry her 25 May 1904. After they were married, they moved to Rexburg, Idaho, where he was teaching music. In 1906 they went to New York City where he attended Columbia University. He was hired to teach at the Latter-day Saint University in Salt Lake City, so they returned to Utah. She became active in the DUP. She was captain of Yale Camp then served as President of the Central Company. During her term as president, 4,200 new pioneer histories were filed and many new county companies organized. Districts were organized and district conventions began. A pioneer memorial building was built in St. George. The Utah State Flag was made in 1938. Hundreds of pioneer books and relics were received and catalogued. More than 5,000 new members were registered and pioneer books and relics were received and catalogued. Heart Throbs of the West volumes one and two were published. The 2nd edition of the Pioneer Songs Books were published. Fifty-six pioneer landmarks and historic spots were marked. The first historical pamphlet was published for the DUP. She arranged for the Governor of Utah to donate the land, Bill 56, granting a lease of the triangular lot for 99 years for the DUP Museum. Daughter Martha Kathryn “Kay” Kirkham Andrews had her famous fudge recipe put on her tombstone. Married Oscar Ammon Kirkham in 1904. 8 children. Buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery.
DUP # 2026. Catherine “Kate” Vigdis Bearnson CarterApril 1941 - September 1976(30 July 1892 Spanish Fork - 8 Sept 1976 SLC ) Her father, Finnbogi Bearnson, was from Iceland and her mother, Mary Jensen, was from Denmark. Kate attended school in Scofield, Carbon County, Utah, and went to school in Skull Valley. The family moved to Spanish Fork so they could have a better education. She graduated from Spanish Fork High School and moved to Salt Lake City in 1926 to attend business school. She graduated from Henager’s Business College and took classes at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. She taught Sunday School and Primary. Her mother talked her into attending a DUP meeting in Spanish Fork. She felt the stories were not being told or preserved. She was on two Stake Relief Society Boards. She was asked to write lessons for DUP meetings in 1930. She was elected DUP President in 1941 after compiling the DUP lessons since 1937 and they were published in “Heart Throbs of the West” and “Our Pioneer Heritage” series. She helped place 228 DUP markers. Brigham Young dinners (Jubilees) were held in camp and county organizations. She was president of the Days of ‘47. The Pioneer Memorial Museum was built and dedicated in 1950. There was a need to house larger relics so in 1950 she arranged for a Carriage House to be built to house them. A donation in her will by DUP member Saramarie J. Van Dyke in 1970 helped purchase the land and build the Carriage House. Kate obtained the land north of the museum. Historian and writer. She wrote about nearly every subject related to pioneer life. Author of pioneer histories for 40 years. She was President of the DUP for 36 years. Helped organize The Days of ‘47 with the Sons of Utah Pioneers and the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She was head of the queen’s committee. Centennial celebration of Pioneer Days 1847-1947. She appeared in every Days of ‘47 events, including the rodeo. Expanded the DUP Markers (numbers 68 through 396) around the world. She dedicated the proceeds (royalties) of her books to finance the Daughters of Utah Pioneer Memorial Museum. Received the Order of the Falcon award from Iceland. In 1977 there was a drive to raise money for a memorial to President Carter. Dr. Avard Fairbanks, who knew her, volunteered to do the work. The white marble sculpture of Kate B. Carter was dedicated on March 30, 1979, and placed in the Museum. She married Austin Carter in 1914 and they lived in the Salt Lake Liberty Stake. 3 children. Buried in Spanish Fork Cemetery.
DUP # 32507. Emma Reeve Olsen1976-1987(18 March 1916 Hinckley, Utah - 13 Sept 1999 SLC). Her parents were John Reeve and Mary Lyman. John’s first wife, Emma Burgess Reeve, died and Mary raised Emma’s six children and six children of her own. Emma was the oldest of Mary’s children. They grew up in Millard County. She carried water from the well and cooked on a wood burning stove. Went to Brigham Young University and graduated from LDS Business College. She worked at Hill Air Force Base then was transferred to Hickam Field in Honolulu where she met her husband during World War II. He was a Lieutenant commander in the Navy. Served an LDS mission. She was a secretary for the Hershey Chocolate Company. In 1958 her mother was a DUP lesson leader and asked Emma to fill in for her. She was a hostess at the Museum and President Carter asked her if she could type. She was Kate B. Carter’s personal secretary and recording secretary. She typed the lesson materials. She organized a fund drive to finance building a statue of her predecessor, Kate B. Carter, who served for 35 years. She had the Blacksmith Shop built and documents were microfilmed and protected. A brochure about the museum was published and a slide show was produced. Two coloring books were introduced, and Our Pioneer Heritage was continued. The descendants of pioneers were allowed to acquire copies of the histories at a nominal fee. The membership records were updated and entered on the computer. The marker program continued, and all artifact information was put on the computer. She worked to limit presidents to serving five two -year terms, beginning with her. The Hostess-Guide program was started (58,000 visitors in 87) and district convention were streamlined. Membership grew by 11,500 people. 22,500 members. Edited the new Legacy newsletter- Vol 1. No. 1 Spring 1983. In 1948 she married Grant Rasmussen Olsen, a naval officer and a bank examiner. 2 children. Buried in Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, Salt Lake City.
DUP # 22860. Eileen Robinson Dunyon Christensen1987-1990(3 June 1917 Preston, Idaho - 24 Dec 2004 SLC) She was the daughter of John W. Robinson and Olive Stone Robinson. Her family moved from Preston to Carlin, Nevada, when she was four years old. Her father was an inspector for the Southern Pacific Railroad. She attended local schools and was valedictorian of her high school. She graduated from Weber Junior College in Ogden then attended the University of Utah, Magna Cum Laude. She began her teaching career in Cedar City. After marrying Joy Fitzgerald Dunyon in 1938, they moved to Sandy, Utah, where he was Seminary Supervisory for the LDS Church. She was 2nd Counselor in the Primary General Presidency. She was a member of the editorial board for The Children’s Friend. She was a Media Coordinator in the Jordan School District where she authored the manual, “Media Programs” which was reprinted by the Utah State Board of Education as a manual for 7 and 11 year old children in schools. Mission with husband in Central British Mission from 1963-1966. She edited and established the format for the Legacy. She wrote articles for the Millennial Star. Organized the “Poetry in the School” project. Edited the poetry book, “I heard a Hummingbird,” funded by the National Arts Endowment. She volunteered at the Alta View Hospital, Days of ‘47, etc. International President of the DUP (name change). Utah Mother of the Year in 1982. She established the first DUP camp in Canada. Joy Fitzgerald Dunyon died in 1980. She married Gordon M. Christensen in 1990. 3 children and later adopted another daughter. Buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
DUP # 52284. Helen Robinson Grant1990-1991(15 Aug 1928 Oakley, Idaho - 28 April 2019 SLC) Her parents were Loren Jesse Robinson and Rosetta Victoria Baker Robinson. She grew up the tenth of eleven children and thinned beets and harvested potatoes. She grew up during the Great Depression. She worked for a local newspaper editor and wanted to write and be a secretary. She was a high school cheerleader at Oakley High School. She moved to Salt Lake and attended LDS Business College where she met her future husband. They served missions in San Diego, CA, LDS Business College, and Salt Lake City South Mission. She joined the DUP as a charter member of the Mount Olympus Camp in 1981. She volunteered as a typist for the DUP lesson committee and was asked to join the board. She and her husband were called to serve a mission in San Diego, California. When they returned in 1993, she again joined the ISDUP board on the lesson committee. They were called to another mission in the Utah Salt Lake City Mission from 1994 to 1996. She was active after their return. She remodeled the Gun Room. The Museum flyer was printed in five languages. DUP members were earning the Kinship Award, the Sego Lily pin, and the Heritage Award. She married Bill Grant in 1949. 7 children. Buried in Wasatch Lawn Cemetery Salt Lake City.
DUP # 47966 Louise Carlsen Green1991-1997(4 Aug 1926 Murray - 31 Dec 2012 Murray, UT.) Her parents were Rudolph Carlsen and Clara Sabine Eckman Carlsen. She married Donald E. Green, Sr. In 1947. Ran a café on State Street (Lou-Don) with husband. Loved music and performing. Sesquicentennial Project (1997) was publishing Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude. The Mormon Pioneer Cookbook was published. Utah State Centennial (1896 -1996). Eagle Scout project by Wiatt Williams was sanding, painting and restoring the front doors with 10 scouts in1991. The theme song was recorded in a lower key. She was active in the Boy Scouts of America for over twenty-five years as a Cub Scout Leader. BSA Silver Beaver Award. She was the treasurer of the Bonneville chapter of American Business Women’s Association. She was sixth vice president of the board of Directors of the Days of ‘47 Committee. She was historian for the city of Midvale. She inaugurated the Women of Faith and Fortitude book. She headed the restoration of “The Roosevelt” fire engine and collected funds to erect an annex to the museum to house the vehicle. The DUP flag was created. She helped develop the “Pioneer Patch” for Cub Scouts. 3 children. Buried in Murray City Cemetery.
DUP # 43956. Mary Abbott Johnson1997-2007(17 March 1926 Mesquite, NV - 14 Jan 2021 Layton) 3rd generation DUP member. Her parents were George Nathan Abbott and Rosa Leonora Gardner Abbott. Lived in Bunkerville. The family moved to Nampa, Idaho for her senior year. Licensed beautician. She loved music: singing, performing, and teaching piano. Created a musical preschool. Bachelor’s degree in English and music from Weber State University. Post graduate studies at the University of Utah. 1998 Sesquicentennial of the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill. She supported having a gift counter. She arranged for the museum to have computers with help from Maurine Smith, who later became DUP Pres #30. Maureen’s son helped them purchase 7 refurbished computers and only two people knew how to use them. They were using electric typewriters. She added a fax machine and a future website. Digitizing the histories began. Edited and published Women of Faith and Fortitude. She asked the legislature to help with funds for the Fire Engine Exhibit Hall addition which was dedicated 22 January 2000. She dedicated the sculpture, “Lest We Forget” by Karl Quilter, a statue of a pioneer women and child mourning the death of a child. The sculpture is located outside on the east side of the building. She organized celebrations for the DUP Centennial (1901-2001). She instigated the Museum Lecture series. Cleaned and restored the Eliza Snow statue. The DUP Markers book was printed in 2003. About 20,000 active members. Married E True Johnson after his return from WWII 20 Dec 1945. Daughter Janice Johnson is a board member of DUP. 7 children. Buried in Tonaquint Cemetery in St. George.
DUP # 45705 Bette Jean Frahm Barton2007-2011(1 Feb 1929 SLC - 8 May 2016 SLC) Her parents were William McKinley Frahm and Stella Petersen Frahm. They lived in Idaho then moved to the family farm in Granger. She graduated from Granite High School then graduated from the University of Utah in three years with a degree in Education and English. She taught home economics. Organized the extensive remodel of the DUP Museum and many preservation/restoration projects. She was the last DUP president to have a tree and a plaque on the Utah Capitol grounds. Married Robert Gene Barton, a former Navy man, in 1950. She resigned at 82 years of age to care for her husband. 4 children. Buried in Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery - Salt Lake City.
DUP # 48760. Maurine Howarth Parker Smith2011-2017(13 Dec 1935 Logan - ) Her parents were Henry Redford Parker and Sadie Howarth Parker. Born in Logan, the first of her 4 siblings to be born in a hospital. Farmed. Lived in Bear Lake, Paris, Idaho then moved to Ogden, Harrisville, Burley, Idaho, and Clearfield. Weber High School, Brigham Young University. She competed as Miss Utah in 1954 in Atlantic City at the Miss America Pageant. She sewed her own dress and used 100 yards of fabric with tulle and net. She made a petticoat with a hoop in it. Her mother tied it up in a sheet to get it on the airplane. Her mother rebuilt the dress for her wedding the next year. Joined DUP with her mother. Attended a DUP convention on an election year and her friends wrote her name on the ballot and she became the Registrar. She was on the board and later became the president. A new DUP Marker book was published in 2015. She created the annual SUPer DUPer Day activity. She encouraged more use of computers in the museum. Married: Stephen Argyle Smith in 1955. 7 children. Her tombstone (with her name on it and her husband is buried there) is in Clearfield City Cemetery.
DUP # 79944. Cheryl Ray Nelson Searle2017-2019(6 Sept 1950 - ) Her parents were Lawrence Paul Nelson and Peggy L. Mathews. Went to South High in Salt Lake City. Worked for Mountain Bell telephone, Utah Power and Light. Emergency manager CPM for Utah, Sert 1998-2017. Worked at the State Capitol for Utah State Facilities Management. Served as Vice President under Maurine Smith. Spike 150 celebration committee for the Transcontinental Railroad. Married Raymond L. Smith. Married Robert Lynn Searle. 6 children. Served in the Bountiful Temple and Logan Temple.
DUP # 87259. Ellen Taylor Jeppson2019 - current(4 Oct 1955 California- ) She is a 5 generation DUP member and belongs to the Wild Onion Camp. Daughter of Glen Gerald Taylor and Lola Mae Argyle. She moved to Utah when she was 4. Lived in Bountiful and West Bountiful. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in Elementary Education and Sociology. She has an M.Ed. From Utah State/Weber University in Education. She taught elementary school for 35 years in Davis County. She was a DUP docent, board member and chairman of the lesson committee and writer of lessons, 2nd V.P and 1st V.P. She guided the DUP through the COVID pandemic, closing the museum in March of 2020 and having no camp or company meetings. She arranged to have the lesson books picked up from the museum by members, a “drive through.” Daughters were encouraged to meet by ZOOM or keep in contact by letters, phone, email or texts. She organized help to check the museum relics for earthquake damage after the March 18, 2020 5.7 earthquake. The museum got an upgrade in the fire alarm system. When the pandemic lessened, she reopened the museum to board members, then to the public wearing masks. By 2022 the 4th graders were able to visit the museum again. She helped organize the celebration of the 175th anniversary of the pioneers entering the valley. She likes to visit National Parks, read, and make quilts but her dearest job is being “grammy.” She says, 1. You can’t have too many friends. 2. You can’t be too nice. 3. You can’t have too much chocolate. Married Wayne Allen Jeppson. 4 children.
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