THE DRAPER UTAH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PEOPLE OF DRAPER III 1849-1932
The Committee:Marjorie Smith Clements Enid Mae Enniss Noel Huff Enniss Rex D. and Luana Lunnen Guymon Clairon L. Huff
Paul Jene and Shirley Jean Parry
MARJORIE SMITH CLEMENTS
Marjorie Smith Clements was born on October 2, 1918, in Draper, Utah, Salt Lake County. She was the oldest daughter of five children of Heber John Smith, born in Draper, Utah, November 26, 1886. Edith Matilda was his wife.
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Edith Matilda Mickelsen Smith was born the 26th of January, 1888, in Draper, Utah. Niels and Sofie Mickelsen, her parents, were converted to the Mormon Church and came to Utah July 15, 1881, from Denmark. Heber John and Matilda Mickelsen were married in the Salt Lake Temple on April 14, 1915. They lived in a home situated south of the S.J. Mickelsen Hardware building at 12600 So. Fort Street, Draper.
To appreciate Marjorie’s growing up years, she referred to her "beginnings," family background and the land of her forefathers in Draper. Marjorie soon learned that farming the earth held our survival and accomplished farm and garden responsibilities.
Marjorie humbly accepted the Lord’s call to serve as the Annandale, Virginia Stake Relief Society president with it’s fifteen wards and branches, covering over 100 miles in the Washington, D.C. area. Marjorie helped with the open house, and with several dedicatory services of the Washington, D.C. Temple. She also assisted President Barbara Smith in organizing Beehive Clothing Centers.
Sister Marjorie Smith Clements accepted and fulfilled a one year mission callings to Chicago, Illinois.
Marjorie and husband Bill returned in 1979 to retire and live in Draper.
Enid was born October 19, 1941, in Murray, Utah, to Elmer Marr and Beatrice Mae Osborne Enniss, the fifth of six children. She attended Draper Park School K-7, Mt. Jordan Junior High 8-9, and graduated from Jordan High School.
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The next stop was BYU for an undergraduate degree in Physical Education with a minor in Health Education. After teaching one year Enid returned to BYU as a Teaching Assistant, and completed a Master Degree program in Physical Education, with a minor in Health Education and Counseling.
Enid spent fifteen years in Jordan District, teaching at Midvale Jr., Butler Jr., and Brighton High School. Four years were spent at the University of Utah, teaching in the physical education majors program. The remaining years until retirement were at Granite School District in Community Education.
While teaching at Butler Jr. and then Brighton High, Enid, along with other women teacher/coaches along the Wasatch Front, started competition for girls on the Jr. and Sr. high school level. Many years went by with many competitions for girl’s team held by the coaches until finally sanctioning was given by the Utah High School Activities Association for a recognized competitive schedule for the girls.
Enid was awarded the Utah Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Honor Award in 1980, received an Honors Award from The Utah Network For Girls and Women in Sport in 1989, was nominated for high school coaching as part of the "100 Years of Utah’s Greatest Sport’s Memories, 1896-1996", and in 2000 was one of the first two women in the category of High School coaches inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame.
After retirement from education Enid has been a real estate agent, worked with the Draper History Book I Committee, and the Book III Committee. Enid also headed the John Enniss Memorial Committee, erecting a memorial to the Enniss pioneers in Draper’s Historical Park, and succeeded in naming a previously un-named peak above Draper "Enniss Peak."
I was born in Draper December 30, 1928, to Willard B. Enniss 1857-1947, and Annie Durant Huff 1897-1963. This was Willard’s second family, and Annie’s second marriage. There were five children in the family. Leonard 1920, Mary 1928, Noel 1928, Jane 1930, Bruce 1933. I grew up on a farm.
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I attended the Draper Park School from kindergarten through the ninth grade, and played the clarinet in the Draper Junior High band.
I graduated from Jordan High School and the LDS Seminary in 1947. My father died November 14, 1947, when I was attending the U of U. Began attending the LDS Business College in January 1948; joined the Air National Guard in Salt Lake City in the fall of 1948, as an Air Policeman. I was activated into the regular Air Force April 1, 1951. Served 8 months at the Salt Lake Airport and 8 months in Clovis, New Mexico. Was discharge August 17, 1952.
Attended the Brigham Young University in Provo. Utah. On November 25, 1953, I was called as a missionary to Japan. I arrived home from Japan in November 1956. Attended the BYU winter quarter. Married Jean Ann Goodman September 27, 1957. Sallie Ann was born July 19, 1958, and I graduated in the spring of 1959 with a major in accounting. My first job was with Geneva, U.S. Steel till a strike occurred in June. I worked for Merlyn S. Dansie as a carpenter, then the Utah Department of Employment Security for 30 years, and retired December 22, 1989.
Jean and I moved to Draper on the John Enniss farm in April 1959. Melodie Jean, our 2nd daughter, was born December 2, 1960, in Salt Lake City.
We began building a new home in 1962, and it was completed in August of 1966. My mother passed away December 19, 1963. I was appointed administrator of her intestate estate.
Rodney was born February 25, 1964 in Murray, Utah. After coming to Draper we had three Indian students in our home under the LDS Church Indian Placement program.
I have held many positions in the LDS Church: scout master, Sunday School teacher, Elder’s quorum president, stake missionary, stake executive secretary, high counselor twice, bishop’s counselor twice, and bishop of the Utah State Prison in June 1986 for nine years (Granite 7th Branch).
In 1969 Jean was called in the Tabernacle Choir. I joined her on choir trips over her tenure of 19 years. Jean became ill with breast cancer and passed away June 1988, about four months after Rodney returned from his mission in the Boston area.
I married Kay Whitney Madsen for time in the Salt Lake Temple July 1, 1989, and we were divorced October 1996.
I have been a director on the board of Draper Irrigation Company, a position I continue to hold (2004). Was president from 1977-1999.
Since August 1994 I have been on the Draper History Committee, and helped publish two Draper history books. Volume 3 is being put together at this time (August 2004) and should be published before Christmas this year.
I was a committee member on the Enniss Memorial, 2003. Our leader was Enid Enniss. A monument and many history books were produced by donations from almost 1000 family members.
In June 2004 I was able to publish a book on Dad called True to the Faith: The life of W. B. Enniss, 1957-1947. (Read about the book compiled by Noel in 2004.)
My current project is investing in a Summit Academy Charter School on five acres of land originally owned by John Enniss. It will be known as the John Enniss Campus.
Luana was born March 30, 1936, in Murray, Utah, the daughter of Elmo Lunnen and Melba Hardcastle. She was the middle of three children, an older brother Larry born August 8, 1934, and a younger sister Nola, born December 21, 1939.
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The family was living in the Richard Fairbourn home on 11400 South in Crescent while their home at 88 East 11000 South was under construction. They moved into the new home in 1936 and this was the family home until it was sold in the year 2000. Luana's father had been employed at Draper Feed & Egg Producers until shortly after her birth and then he went to work at Kennecott Copper for the rest of his life. Her mother only worked for a short time outside of the home as a cook in the Crescent Elementary school.
Luana attended kindergarten in Draper for six weeks the summer before she entered the first grade in Crescent. There were only two students from Crescent who attended kindergarten in Draper that year because the parents had to provide the transportation for their children. Crescent had a nice elementary school about one block from where Lunnen's lived so Luana always walked to school.
Luana looked forward to attending Draper Jr. High and Jordan High School, graduating from Jordan High in 1954. During Jr. High and High School it was necessary for Luana to work. Jobs included tending children, cleaning houses, working in the fields (sugar beets, tomatoes and fruit orchards.) Sheep herding, waitressing, and a paper route were also some of her most memorable jobs. Later in life she worked in the medical profession.
After graduating Luana attended Comptometer School in Salt Lake with two of her school friends, Betty Ruth Fitzgerald and Faye Lloyd. She landed a job with W. P. Fuller Paint and Glass Co. 404 S 4th W in Salt Lake City. Riding the bus to Salt Lake was inconvenient so her father helped her find a suitable car, a Meteor (Canadian Ford).
While working at Fuller's Luana met Rex D. Guymon. Rex worked in the warehouse and every time he entered the office their eyes seemed to meet and sparks flew. Rex was born February 18, 1934, in Castle Dale, Utah. He is the son of Louis Wesley Guymon and Mary Emmaline Johnson. Rex and Luana were drawn to each other and soon dated. Rex wanted to serve a mission so Luana sent him on his way. He served for two and one half years in the Swiss-Austrian Mission. While he was away Luana continued with her job at Fuller's and also worked at J.C.Penney Co. during their inventory. This was office work on the Comptometer and was hard work and late hours. However, the pay was good and she was saving her money to go to Switzerland at the end of Rex's mission, as they had planned that she would meet him and they would be married in Europe.
The laws of the land required a couple to be married by local authorities first because they do not accept the LDS Church as a land church, so the first marriage took place on March 26, 1959, in Basel, Switzerland. They then drove to Bern and stayed with a member family of the LDS Church and then they were sealed in the Swiss Temple March 27, 1959, by the Temple President Traufer.
Rex had two professions. He was in banking for 20 years and then went to work for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and retired from there in 1999.
They lived in Salt Lake for the first year and while there their first child, Gina, was born January 6, 1960. They then bought a home on 70th South and 27th East and while living there two more children were born, Merritt, November 29, 1960, and Dana, January 8, 1964. Luana had always loved the country so each move took them further south, until after four years of marriage they found themselves in Draper. They bought their first home on Stokes Avenue: 686 East 13540 South, from Alan Mickelsen. While in that home their fourth child, Derrick, was born May 21, 1966. They lived there for four years and then Rex bought an acre of ground at 13491 South 1300 from Northrup Garfield. They lived in this home happily for 25 years. While living here two more children joined the family: Matthew, born August 29, 1969, and Meisja, born January 24, 1978.
For two years the family participated in the Indian placement program and welcomed a young man by the name of Jerome Snyder into the family.
Rex served as bishop of the Draper 5th Ward for five years, and in the missionary program for many years along with other callings.
The family enjoyed many vacations together. In the early years they went on many camping and fishing trips and they never missed the annual Ward Campout. Twenty-five year family traditions include an annual reunion to Snowbird and a Fondue Christmas Eve dinner.
Luana and Rex enjoy traveling and have had an opportunity to return to Switzerland three times as they traveled through Europe, Russia and Israel.
Over the years Luana's hobbies included painting, doll making, and sewing. At one time Luana sewed outfits for the Jordan High drill team and cheerleaders at Mt. Jordan Jr. High, Jordan and Alta High School. However, now she enjoys her grandchildren, family research, serving on the Draper History Book Committee and the Draper Historical Society.
From Luana's journal: "My family have been and are my greatest joy. We have not been without trials and heartache but we have learned to pull together as we have struggled with the challenges of life. I have enjoyed serving in the Sunday School, Primary, Young Women's and Relief Society, and the Oakcrest Camp Committee. Through these experiences I have come to understand the Gospel plan and have experienced the miracle of forgiveness in my life. This has truly given me a strong testimony of the divinity of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior."
Luana and Rex served a full-time Mission in the California, San Diego Mission. Here they served at the Mormon Battalion Visitor's Center, the San Diego LDS Temple and at the Marine Recruit Depot where Rex was privileged to baptize six young marines. At the present time they are serving in the Salt Lake Visitor's Activities Mission.
Luana and Rex have 19 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren. They have two grandsons, Justice and Morgan, who did not have the opportunity to experience life on earth.
Luana Lunnen Guymon
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Graduate: Carbon Jr. College, Associate of Zoology 1955; Utah State University, Bachelor of Science, Range/Wildlife Management 1960.
Professional Career: 31 years with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources:(1956 served as Game Warden/Conservation Officer four years; 1961-1966 State-wide Big Game Range Inventory Project Leader; 1966-1972 Northern Region Game Manager; 1972-1978 Northeastern Regional Supervisor; 1978-1987 State Assistant Director over Operations DWR; retired September 15, 1987).
Professional Affiliations: Member of The Wildlife Society; Past President, Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society; Past President of The Central Mountains and Plains States Section, The Wildlife Society; Past President Utah State University Natural Resources Alumni Association; member Utah Wildlife Federation; Member Bureau of Land Management Advisory Board; past member of Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST); Certified Utah State Hunter Education Instructor.
Draper City Council: elected to two terms for the Draper City Council 1988-1996. Served on the Draper Parks, Trails and Recreation Committee 1997-1998.
Executive Vice President International Hunter Education Association 1988-1995 ( USA, Canada, Mexico )
Religion: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Served in two bishoprics and several ward and stake positions. Served a two and one-half year LDS mission at the LDS Church Farm Management Company Dixie/Wasatch Elberta Farm 1998-2000.
Married: Married Elizabeth Campbell February 11, 1952, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Children: two sons, William Cooper and Wesley Everett; three daughters, Barbara Ann Jacobsen, Paula Kaye Bryant, and Elizabeth Jean Lau, 27 grand-children & 3 great grandchildren.
I, Paul Jene Smith, was born on August 20, 1933, in Draper, Utah, a son of Parley P. Smith, born on July 10, 1885, and Leona Allen Smith born August 2, 1891, both born in Draper, Utah. Grandfather Absalom W. Smith was a pioneer to Utah in 1852, and Grandmother Louisa Osborne Smith in 1864. Grandfather Jackson R. Allen was born December 31, 1869, in Draper, and Grandmother born April 2, 1870. I was the eighth of ten children, Helen, Marion, Claire, Deon, (a stillborn) Allen, Willis, Paul, Carolyn and LaRae.
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I was raised on a farm where we used the farm animals to do the work until we were able to purchase a tractor in about 1946. When I was about eleven years of age I picked tomatoes after school for a neighbor, Ralph Jensen, and later I topped beets for Elmer Enniss, making about eleven dollars a day. When about thirteen I worked on the J. R. Rawlins farm with Bruce May, Gene Fullmer, and brother Willis on a hay bailer that took three to run: one to feed the hay in, one to polk the wires and one to tie, while Gene drove the tractor. While working there we only had one bicycle, so Willis had to pump me to work. At the time there was a contest with Wilson products which you had to send in the labels from these products and I won the bicycle.
I attended the Draper Schools grades 1-9, and Jordan High School grades 10-12. I was in the second grade when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and World War II started. I remember listening to the broadcast of Franklin D. Roosevelt in class about the sneak attack that killed so many. I graduated from Jordan High in 1951.
I think all generations think they had it bad, and we did, but never knew it for we always had plenty to eat, but maybe not what you would have liked to have had. By the time things were handed down to me they were quite worn; I used a lot of cardboard to fill the holes in my shoes. Under the same situation I would only hope that I could have done as well.
I remember the Saturday nights when we would get our weekly bath and stand on the oven door of the coal stove in the winter time to warm and dry ourselves. I remember the programs on the radio, before TV; Amos and Andy, Fibber McGee and Molly, Inner Sanctum, Can You Top This, The Grand Old Oprey.
After my school years I worked for my Uncle Ben Allen on the chicken farm for about five months, feeding the chickens and gathering eggs from several thousand chickens. I worked at Utah Construction on the two tunnels dug into the bottom of the Kennecot Copper pit, Western Electric, Rose Hill Dairy, Safeway Stores, Inc., Christensen Bro. Construction on the Mt. Jordan Middle School, at which time I met my wife to be, Shirley Parry. This was the best thing that ever happened to me.
Shirley and I both retired in 1896, at which time I worked at the Utah State Prison in the Church volunteer program for about nine years. I joined the Draper Historical Society in 1994, was Sunday School president for about one year, served as second counselor in the High Priests, president of the Draper Historical Society, January 22, 2003, and still serving in 2004.
I, Shirley Jean Parry, was born January 20, 1935, in Bluffdale, Utah, the 3rd of three children born to Leonard LaVern Parry, born April 7, 1904, in Bluffdale, Utah, and Viva Webb Parry, born May 6, 1905, in Lehi, Utah.
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My parents told me the day I was born it was a blizzard outside and Dad had to walk a mile to the Bluffdale, Salt Lake County Shops next to the Bluffdale Cemetery to the nearest phone to call Doctor Jones in Midvale to come. Mother and baby daughter did fine.
Later my older sister, Lois, went to work for Mt. Bell Telephone and it was through her we were able to get our own telephone in about 1944.
Grandfather Leonard Cameron Parry was born October 31, 1877, in England and Grandmother Charlotte Etta Dansie Parry was born March 12, 1879, in Bluffdale, Utah.
Grandfather Samuel Pearson Webb was born November 8, 1872, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Grandmother Mary Caroline Hill Webb was born February 12 1887, in Lehi, Utah.
I attended school at Riverton grades 1-9, and Jordan High School 10-12, graduating from school and seminary in May, 1953.
As a young girl growing up I remember the weekends when my brother Harold and I would go to the movies in Riverton to see the weekly serials (movies); we would go on the bus, and then Mom or Dad would come and get us. I don’t think we ever missed one.
My life growing up with the neighbors was playing: No Bears Are Out Tonight," "Kick the Can," "Hide and Seek," "Tag" and movies. We had a lot of fun times.
For a couple of summers I picked tomatoes with Beverly Webb for her father, Wilbert Webb. It was fun because I was making money. Another summer I went to Pleasant Grove with some friends and stayed to pick raspberries, strawberries, grapes, and apples. We worked for Mr. West. Sometimes he would take us to the movies.
While I was working in the berry patches and orchards, my sister Lois would be working at Jordan High School in the office and bookstore to earn money for her school ring and yearbook.
I did a lot of fishing at the big canal nest to our home; caught lots of catfish.
Mom and Dad had chickens. We, as a family, helped with the little chicks to maturity and in time we had two chicken coops full. We cleaned the eggs and boxed them, and then delivered them to Draper Feed and Egg. Dad made a good living with the chickens. We had pigs, horses, cows, sheep with lambs, which supplied us with meat, and ended up being quite a big herd. My Dad inherited a lot of the sheep from his father; they were his life.
Mom always made a lot of homemade bread, scones, cakes, pies, and made the best homemade soup, chicken and dumplings. But, as our son Kelly would say about Grandma’s breakfasts was the best.
When I was in the 6th grade I had an opportunity to take lessons and play an instrument in band, and I chose the clarinet. We had concerts and parades under the direction of Harold Rindlesback in Riverton, and Clement Crapo at Jordan High School. I soon learned to love music.
My junior year of high school I met Paul in Riverton at Gus and Dean McFarlane Café, and he took me home. We dated until Oct. 12, 1953, when we were married at the Avalon Ballroom in Crescent, Utah. Later we had a Temple marriage. Three days after I graduated I started working at the Continental Bank in Salt Lake City as a typist and processing loans.
Paul entered the service on December 6, 1954, taking basic training at Fort Ord, California. Later I went with him to Fort Gordon in Augusta , Georgia, for a year and a half. During that time I worked at the hospital, doing office work. While there we were active in the branch of the LDS Church. Paul served as 2nd counselor in the Sunday School and I as the 2nd counselor in the YMIA. Paul was discharged on December 6, 1956. When we came home from Georgia I got a job with Walker Bank and Trust as a bookkeeper.
I later had my son Kelly, did some part-time jobs, then Michael and Dale came along. Then I went to work in Sandy at Deseret Pharmaceutical (Ballard’s) in the mask department. While there the name changed to Warner Lambert and I worked as a quality control technician. I worked there for 10 years and retired in 1986. Paul retired in October 1986 with 30 years from AT&T. I have served as extraction supervisor, compassionate service leader, stake librarian and doing Sealings in the Temple with Paul. We celebrated our 50th anniversary on October 12, 2003, with family, a special occasion.
We had four children: Shirla Jean (stillborn), Kelly, Michael and Dale. My hobbies are quilting, crocheting afghans and crafts.
After we retired we have traveled to Hawaii, Canada twice, Branson, Church tour Boston to Illinois, Florida and California. Some of the trips have been with our children and grandchildren.
Paul G. & Shirley J. Smith