Miles Bagley BS’58 died of natural causes December
28, 2005, in Carlsbad, Calif. He was 77.
The third of three sons, Larry was born in Salt
Lake City on January 19, 1928, to Grant and Marie Bagley. As a youth,
friends tagged him with the nickname “Moon” due to his
similarity to the popular round-faced newspaper cartoon character
“Moon Mullins.” Following graduation from East High
School, Larry enlisted in the Navy. He was honorably discharged
at the end of World War II and later married Margene Bailey in Salt
Lake City on February 26, 1949. They were sealed in the LDS Los
Angeles Temple, May 24, 1963.
After his graduation from the University of Utah
with a degree in civic administration, Larry embarked on a career
in city government, which took him in 1959 to the small seaside
community of Oceanside, Calif., where he rose from draftsman to
city planner to city manager. In 1976 he lost his appointed post
in city government only to return a year later as the popularly
elected mayor of Oceanside, a position he would serve in for three
successive terms, the longest of any Oceanside mayor. During his
tenure as mayor, Larry was at the forefront of efforts to put sand
on the beach and build a new civic center. He also started a sister-city
program and led the city’s centennial celebration.
Larry Bagley is survived by his wife, Margene; sons
Will (Laura), Kevin (Patty), and Patrick; daughter Lisa (Wendell
Payne); 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His two brothers,
Will and Clint, preceded him in death.
Larry Bagley is interred at Eternal Hills Memorial
from the notice published in The Salt Lake Tribune from
12/30 - 12/31/2005.
Ashley Barrett BFA’99 MArch’04 died January 13
after a tragic fall on January 1. She was 32.
From the age of 4, Jane dreamed of becoming an architect.
After studying fine arts at the Universities of Colorado and Utah,
she graduated with a master’s degree from the University of
Utah's College of Architecture + Planning in 2004. She worked as
an intern architect with Gigaplex Inc. and DesignBuild Bluff, helping
students and architects design and build homes for families on the
Navajo reservation. Jane found her involvement with the DesignBuild
program to be a perfect marriage between her creative interests
and her commitment to community involvement.
Among Jane's many other passions, highlights include
fly fishing at Box Canyon, hiking, running, biking, skiing, and
bantering with family and friends. Jane was a complex and deeply
private person who struggled at times to accept her own greatest
gifts; however, in the last year of her life, she was entering a
place of happiness and peace.
Jane Barrett is survived by her parents, Daryl and
Steve; sisters Anne and Katie; brothers-in-law Steve Scheuerell
and Ben Lieberman; nephews River and Sage; grandparents Kay and
Verl; loving extended family and friends; and her constant companion
for the last eight years, her adoring dog, Stella, who was at her
side as she died.
In place of flowers and in honor and support of
her passion, the DesignBuild Project, contributions may be made
to the Jane Barrett Memorial Fund at the University of Utah's College
of Architecture + Planning, 375 S. 1530 E., Room 235, Salt Lake
City, UT 84112-0370.
from the notice published in The Salt Lake Tribune from
1/15 - 1/16/2006.
C. Conrad BS’59 died Nov. 20, 2005, following complications
from open-heart surgery. He was 74.
Ernest Clever Conrad was born July 31, 1931 in San
Francisco to Clever Conrad of West Virginia and Hilma Marie Hendrickson
of Sweden. After graduating from Eureka High School, he joined the
Navy and served on board the U.S.S. Yorktown as a combat
medic during the Korean War. While stationed at the Alameda Naval
Air Station, he met his future wife, Lorine Marie, at a local church.
The couple married in 1952.
Following graduation from the U, he taught some
40 years for the Grant Union School District (in the Sacramento,
Calif., area), at Don Julio Junior High and Rio Linda High School,
where he was named Teacher of the Year in 1994. An enthusiastic
teacher who donned period uniforms, carried authentic military gear
and spoke with foreign accents to enthrall and educate his history
classes, Conrad also established curriculum in anthropology for
the high school and originated its “Knowledge Bowl.”
During summers, he worked as a park ranger/lecturer at Lassen and
Mesa Verde national parks. He also received a grant from the National
Endowment for the Humanities to work at the “Flower Dew One
Hundred” project in Virginia, excavating early colony settlements.
In October 2005, he co-authored a McGraw-Hill supplemental college
textbook, Readings in Physical Anthropology.
Ernie Conrad is survived by his wife of 53 years,
Lorine Marie; daughter Coleen Marie; son-in-law Walter Lucas; and
grandchildren Erin Marie and Kurtis George.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Ernest
Conrad Memorial Scholarship Fund, Rio Linda Senior High School,
6309 Dry Creek Road, Rio Linda, CA 95673.
from a notice provided by the family.
H. Feldman MD’59, 70, chief of neurology at the Allen
Pavilion of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, died at home of apparent
heart failure Dec. 28, 2005.
Dr. Feldman grew up in New York and Arizona. He
received a bachelor's degree from the University of Buffalo—where
he played football, wrestled, and led a jazz band—before graduating
from the University of Utah Medical School. He interned and completed
a residency in neurology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital,
and later donated his collection of antique medical instruments
From 1962 to 1964, Feldman served as an Air Force
captain in Texas and West Germany.
He had been on the staff of New York-Presbyterian Hospital since
1998. He was also a professor at Columbia University School of Medicine.
He had previously practiced in Olean, N.Y., and Allentown, Pa. In
the 1980s, he was an associate professor of physiology and director
of the neurophysiology laboratory at Hahnemann University Hospital,
and from 1989 to 1991 he taught medical students at Temple University
and was on the staff of Albert Einstein Medical Center. He was also
fellow in neuro-ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital and had fellowships
at hospitals in Missouri and in New York.
In addition to his wife of 19 years, Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin,
Feldman is survived by sons Douglas and Reed, stepsons Russell Gold
and Michael Gold, stepdaughters Sheryl Gold and Lisa Untracht, seven
grandchildren, and his former wife, Carol Benzer.
from an article published in the Philadelphia Inquirer
Snow Montague BA’42, a founder of the nonprofit Friends
of the City Library, died December 23, 2005. She was 85.
was born Emma Elizabeth Snow in Salt Lake City on May 24, 1920 to
Vivian Snow and Loree Forsyth Snow. In high school she wrote and
published a booklet on dating advice for girls and was state champion
in extemporaneous speaking. Always an excellent student, at the
University of Utah she was active in student affairs, including
editing the yearbook. She graduated magna cum laude with membership
in the literary society, the music society, and Phi Beta Kappa and
Phi Kappa Phi high scholarship societies.
In 1943, Elizabeth married Keith E. Montague. After the birth of
their four children, she began her long years of dedication to volunteer
public service. In 1959, a bond issue was needed to build a new
main Salt Lake City Public Library building on 500 South at 300
East. In response she organized a Friends of the Library group,
which lobbied and campaigned successfully for the building and continues
to this day to support the Library with used book sales and other
activities. Since 1962, she had served three terms as president
and three terms as vice president in 18 years as a member of the
library board of directors. She served as vice president and chairman
of the trustees section of the Utah Library Association, receiving
a distinguished service award in 1980. In 1991 she was an honorary
delegate to the Utah Governor's Conference on Library and Information
Services, and in 2000 received a Library Advocate of the Century
national award. She was also on the board of the Utah Council for
the Gifted, United Nations Association of Utah, Utah Board of State
History, Utah Heritage Foundation, and the Charter Board for Friends
of the University of Utah Libraries. The Utah Board of State History
honored her with an Historic Preservation Award and an Excellence
in Researching Award. She served on the University of Utah Alumni
Board and received a Merit of Honor Award from the Emeritus Alumni
Association. She often lobbied for organizations at the Utah State
Legislature, and her public service continued at the Salt Lake City
Public Library until her health recently made it impossible.
Elizabeth Snow Montague is survived by her husband,
Keith Montague; Annina Mitchell and Rachel Montague, widow and daughter
of deceased son Jeffrey Montague (who died of cancer in 1990); Christopher
S. and Elizabeth Montague, children Tyler and Annie; Leslie (Montague)
and Kim Thomas, all in Salt Lake City; Douglas S. and Latecia Montague,
children Jamie, Emily, Christopher, Daniel and Jeffrey, Agoura Hills,
Calif.; brother V. Douglas and Susan Snow, daughter Felicia, Teasdale.
Contributions in Elizabeth’s name may be made to Friends
of the Salt Lake City Public Library or The Road Home.
from the notice published in The Salt Lake Tribune on 12/28/2005.
and writer Eric Tierney BFA’01 died Jan.
23, just eight hours after the final performance of “Love!
Valour! Compassion!” a play in which he had a starring role.
Tierney, who was 26, died of liver failure associated with hepatitis
had performed the week before in the first four shows of Wasatch
Theatre Company's production at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
before he fell ill and was admitted to the hospital on Thurs., Jan.
of West Jordan High School and the University of Utah's Acting Training
Program, Tierney wrote an events column, “The Gay Agenda,”
as well as theater reviews and arts stories for Salt Lake Metro,
the Salt Lake valley biweekly gay and lesbian newspaper. Motivated
by Utah voters' passing of Measure 3, the constitutional amendment
banning gay marriages, he was also working with two friends on a
documentary, “I Can't Believe It's Not Marriage.”
Tierney had performed in local shows, notably the Salt Lake Acting
Company's 2002 production of “Big Love,” but his current
role marked a return to the stage after several years away.
the day Monday, friends and family remembered the jokes he told
in an Irish brogue, or the deadpan delivery that underscored his
wicked sense of humor. In the hospital, when friends repeatedly
asked the dying man what they could do for him, Tierney found the
joke. “Well,” he said. “Are you using your liver?”
oldest of four children, Eric Tierney is survived by his brothers,
Chris and Kyler; sister, Carey; and his mother, Lee Ann Tierney,
of Butte, Mont.
Edited from an article published in The Salt Lake Tribune
Utah Supreme Court Justice D. Frank Wilkins passed
away peacefully in his sleep January 2, 2006. He was 81.
Born April 25,
1924 in Tooele, Utah, to Lawrence and Essie May Wilkins, D. Frank
showed early indications of his future community standing when selected
as the “typical” American boy model for the patriotic
monument erected in 1936 at the City and County Building. He later
attended West High School, where he was elected student body president.
After graduating from the University of Utah and George Washington
University Law School, he became Deputy County Attorney and started
law practice with friends Sidney G. Baucom and Donald B. Holbrook.
Governor Calvin L. Rampton appointed Wilkins in 1967 to the 3rd
District Court, where he was named Outstanding Judge of the Year,
then as a Justice on the Utah Supreme Court in 1976.
served as Democratic State Chairman, as Utah Public Service Commissioner,
and Utah State Bar Commissioner. Utah State Bar Members recently
honored him as Distinguished Lawyer of the Year. He was practicing
law Of Counsel with Berman & Savage at the time of his passing.
wrote virtually all the death penalty decisions in Utah from the
time it was reinstated under new standards set by the U.S. Supreme
Court until he retired from the bench in 1980. But he acknowledged
in a 2002 interview with The Salt Lake Tribune that if
he were a legislator, he would be reluctant to vote for a death
penalty statute because “no matter what we do, someone, somewhere
could be unjustly executed.”
is survived by his high-school sweetheart and wife of 21 years,
Marjorie Wilkins; sister Maxine Langton; children Collin, Denise,
and Laura; stepson Chad Beatty; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and stepfather,
In lieu of flowers,
the family asks that donations be made in Frank Wilkins’ name
to a favorite charity.
from the notice published in The Salt Lake Tribune from
1/4 - 1/5/2006.
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