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Marsha Draper Fryer has left an In Memory comment for Steve Kelsey.
Jan
13
Jan 13, 2019 at 2:33 PM

1/11/2019

 I just found out about Steve's passing tonight and felt very sad so much time had gone by that none of has heard about this.  Particularly for me because I grew up in Steve's neighborhood as a kid and we were always good friends back then.  He had such a great sense of humor and would keep our Primary and Sunday School classes colorful...  I had heard that Steve's journalism interests had paid off for him, because of his talent in those areas, and was happy to hear of his great successes there.  Steve chose not to have an obituary, but the write-up I have above was provided by his younger brother, Craig.  Steve will be missed by many, God speed, dear friend!

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Jan
12
Jan 12, 2019 at 1:17 PM

Posted on: Jan 12, 2019 at 8:49 AM

Happy birthday, DeeAnn! I’m hoping this finds you well & enjoying our mature years! I hope your celebration was memorable!

Marsha Draper Fryer has left an In Memory comment for her Profile.
Jan
11
Jan 11, 2019 at 2:33 AM

I just found out about Steve's passing tonight and felt very sad so much time had gone by that none of has heard about this.  Particularly for me because I grew up in Steve's neighborhood as a kid and we were always good friends back then.  He had such a great sense of humor and would keep our Primary and Sunday School classes colorful...  I had heard that Steve's journalism interests had paid off for him, because of his talent in those areas, and was happy to hear of his great successes there.  Steve chose not to have an obituary, but the write-up I have above was provided by his younger brother, Craig.  Steve will be missed by many, God speed, dear friend!

Marsha Draper Fryer posted a message. New comment added.
Jan
08
Jan 08, 2019 at 7:47 PM

Posted on: Jan 05, 2019 at 6:03 PM

OK Rams, we're 5 days into the New Year, and I just officially posted Doug Vilven's obit and info into the In Memory slideshow, and the regular area. in 2018 we had 10 departed Ram friends to add to the In Memory area, more than any other year since we graduated. Unfortunately, we are the elderly Rams now, I'm guessing!? Even though I don't feel old, I'm afraid it's happening to many of us. I just want to wish good health to all of you and any other blessings you may be in need of. We seem to care about other and I'm grateful for that and the chance I have to be friends with all of you! Please, let's stay in touch, with encouraging words and other thoughts any of you may have! Love to all! Marsha

Rex Robison has a birthday today. New comment added.
Jan
05
Jan 05, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Posted on: Jan 05, 2019 at 2:33 AM

Joseph Gibson has a birthday today. New comment added.
Jan 05, 2019 at 12:15 AM

Posted on: Jan 04, 2019 at 2:33 AM

Marsha Draper Fryer posted a message. New comment added.
Jan
02
Jan 02, 2019 at 8:24 PM

Posted on: Dec 30, 2018 at 11:08 AM

Maybe many of you saw this sad obit in today’s Tribune, for Doug Vilven. I’m on the road (go UTES) but, I wanted to post this here until I get home to place it in the “In Memory” area. He truly followed his passion of golf! RIP, dear friend!

Obituary
Douglas Owen Vilven
1948 - 2018
Douglas Owen Vilven
1948 ~ 2018
Salt Lake City, UT-Doug passed away suddenly at age 70 on Sunday, December 23rd after suffering a short illness. Born February 20, 1948 in Wamego, Kansas to Wallace and Dorothy (Peddicord) Vilven. He attended Highland High School and Utah State University. Married Denise Sargetakis 12/28/75. Survived by wife Denise, son Mike (Rachel) and daughter DeDe, grandson Elias Vilven, brother, Jon Vilven (Larkin), in laws, Mary Cowan- Klein and Rich Klein, Joe Sargetakis and Paula Swaner Sargetakis as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and sister Marsha.Doug was a prominent PGA of America golf professional who worked at many courses in Utah, California, and Illinois. He was an advocate of various PGA organizations where he served on the board of directors of the PGA of America, President of the Rocky Mountain Section PGA, named Utah Section Professional of the Year twice and was a member on the National Rules Committee for the PGA for many years. He also served as adjunct professor at the PGA campus in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Doug had a vision for a year round golf practice facility and built Golf in the Round.He was known and loved by friends and colleagues all over the country that he met both in and out of his golf career. At Doug's request there will be no viewing or funeral. There will be a celebration of life in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Doug's memory to the Utah PGA Junior Foundation go to www.utahpga.com or the Gamma Kappa chapter Sigma Chi, c/o Darrin Casper, 1060 Vista View Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84121. Condolences can be left at www.wasatchlawn.com

Marsha Draper Fryer has a birthday today. New comment added.
Dec
27
Dec 27, 2018 at 1:09 PM

Posted on: Dec 27, 2018 at 2:33 AM

Marsha Draper Fryer posted a message. New comment added.
Dec
12
Dec 12, 2018 at 11:58 AM

Posted on: Dec 11, 2018 at 8:33 AM

We had a great time at Outback last Friday for our December luncheon! The weather was even nice to us! Here are some memories for you to check out!

Dec
11
Dec 11, 2018 at 8:27 AM

Welcome to the website, Kurt! I hope you’ll enjoy snooping around and seeing what folks have been up to. Looks like you’ve had a great career and very interesting! I’m sure Santa Clara is a beautiful place to live! Take care, Kurt!

Marsha Draper Fryer posted a message. New comment added.
Oct
31
Oct 31, 2018 at 12:15 PM

Posted on: Oct 15, 2018 at 12:45 PM

Happy Birthday, Maureen, basking in the warmth of the Arizona sunshine! As you texted me and talked of enjoying life there today, it sounds all too nice. Sounds like you and Cam are living the good life. I hope "71" is even better than 70! Thanks for being such a loyal RAM throughout the years, Maureen! We Love You!! xoxo

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Oct
30
Oct 30, 2018 at 4:14 PM

Posted on: Oct 29, 2018 at 12:25 PM

So, I just added Bob MacDougall to our In Memory "Wall", and that makes 9 for this year! Thus far, that is the most that we've lost in any single year, that I've counted, and it's only October. Yes, life at our age is fragile folks. Please handle with care. It seems like the holidays roll around much quicker each year; is that just me, or does it seem that way to any of you also?
At any rate, one more Halloween, Wednesday and I gave all of my grands, and greats, an extra hug last night at our Halloween party. Peace out my Ram friends ....

Marsha Draper Fryer posted a message. New comment added.
Oct
24
Oct 24, 2018 at 11:26 PM

Posted on: Oct 18, 2018 at 6:40 PM

OK, I threw this on Facebook, guess I will here too, Yesterday I went and got 3 shots, the senior flu shot, the 2nd Pneumococcal shot, and the whooping cough shot! OUCH, for sure, especially in the arm I got the Whooping cough/Pneun. shot! Expecting a new great-granddaughter in January and they're warning us seniors to help prevent the spread of whooping cough by getting our shots. I guess it's way worth it in the big picture. Are all of you caught up? Play it safe this year! Sally Safe, here, encouraging you to get out and get your shots! Just jumped off soap box....ouch... LOL

Marsha Draper Fryer posted a message. New comment added.
Oct
19
Oct 19, 2018 at 11:41 AM

Posted on: Oct 18, 2018 at 6:31 PM

Happy birthday, Dave! You are just a squeak older than me! Hope your day is great, and your 71st year will be filled with good health and happiness! xoxo

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Oct
11
Oct 11, 2018 at 7:40 PM

Posted on: Oct 10, 2018 at 11:44 PM

Paul Gilbert Christensen
1929 ~ 2018
Paul Gilbert Christensen, known as "Mr. C" to many, passed away peacefully on October 8th, 2018 at the age of 89 in Holladay, Utah. He was born on August 29, 1929 in Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City Utah to Jensen Duhn (J.D.) Christensen and Dorothy Anderson Christensen. The family lived in Sugar City and Shelley, Idaho before they moved to Payson, Utah in 1937 where J.D. became Director of Music at Payson High School. Paul followed in his father's footsteps and grew to love music learning the piano, trumpet and French horn, charming his siblings while practicing right after milking the cows. He participated in school music activities, played in local dance bands, and excelled academically. While in high school, he fell in love with Bonnie Marie Ockerman, a noted soprano whom he frequently accompanied. The couple attended Brigham Young University where Paul attained Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music. They married in Payson in 1950.
They began their family as Paul taught music in Santaquin and Nephi, Utah. In 1956 he was offered a job teaching choral music at East High School and so they moved to Salt Lake City. Shortly thereafter, Paul was recruited to become the head of the choral program at the newly built Highland High School where he became an "institution" during his 30-year tenure. Paul impacted thousands of lives and will be remembered not only for his great musical talents that he so willingly shared, but also for his quick wit and generous nature.
In addition to teaching school, private piano and organ, Paul served as the Music Director at the Holladay United Church of Christ for decades where he and Bonnie made many life-long friends. Paul was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and generously shared his expert musicianship at the organ and directing ward choirs. Every Christmas Paul performed a Christmas Eve organ service hosted by the Mt. Olympus Stake which drew devoted listeners year after year.
Paul and Bonnie loved to travel. Summers meant family vacations with their children and grandchildren. Each of their children had the opportunity to travel abroad when Paul led several high school groups on European tours.
Paul could often be found on the tennis court or hiking in the mountains, two of his favorite pastimes. With help from his son and sons in-law, he built his own cabin in Big Cottonwood Canyon. He shared his love of the mountains with his children and grandchildren, often taking them on hikes through his beloved Wasatch Mountains.
Several years following
Bonnie's death in 1999 Paul married Elizabeth Mackey and they spent four wonderful years together until her death in 2009. He is survived by his children, Rebecca (Thomas) Durham, Susan Sharp, Jill Christensen, Tony (Kathy) Christensen,13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, brothers Kenneth ("Lucky") Christensen, Howard (Bonnie) Christensen, and sister Sharil (Gale -deceased) Holt. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Clelia "Chris" (J.R.) Gardner, and wives Bonnie Marie Ockerman Christensen and Elizabeth Mackey Christensen.
Funeral services will be at 12:00 PM on Saturday, October 13th at the Olympus Cove Ward, 4407 South Fortuna Way (3695 East) SLC. Friends may call one hour before the funeral on Saturday. A viewing will take place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, on Friday, October 12th, from 6-8 PM.
The family wishes to thank those who cared for him at The Ridge at Cottonwood, and Brighton Hospice Services, and all those who helped Paul during these last few years as his health declined. Please consider a memorial contribution to the Highland High "Mr. C" Choral Scholarship fund.