Bart L. Johnson (76), of Provo, Utah, has completed his course work for a Master's degree in Educational Counseling. He is a state representative for the Toughlove Program in Utah. He graduated from BYU in 1989.
Kellene Ricks Adams (83), of Salt Lake City, Utah, is the managing editor of Pioneer, a magazine published by the Sons of Utah Pioneers. She assumed the editorship in 1999. She previously was a writer and editor with the Ensign.
Brad Winn (85), of Pleasant Grove, Utah, is the vice president for planning and student services at Utah Valley State College in Orem, Utah. He formerly was assistant commissioner for the Utah State Board of Regents and Utah Governor Mike Leavitt's higher education analyst.
Douglas L. Beamer (87), of Victor, Idaho, was named Estimator of the Year by the American Society of Professional Estimators of the Great Salt Lake (Utah) Chapter 51. He is First Vice President of the organization and is employed by Jacobsen Construction Services in Jackson, Wyo. He and his wife, Ana Patricia Molina (86), are the parents of four children.
Christy Peck Kane (88), of Stansbury Park, Utah, was named Utah's Young Mother of the Year for 2000. She and husband Robert are the parents of three children under the age of seven. She is a graduate of BYU in political science and a Tooele County Planning and Zoning Commissioner.
J. Dedge Lee (90), of Spanish Fork, Utah, is seminar director for Dotcom Solutions of Sandy, Utah. His wife, the former Patricia Dawn Preston (90), is a partner in a property management company in Payson, Utah.
Anne L. Martin (91), of Sandy, Utah, is the School to Career Coordinator at East High School in Salt Lake City. A graduate of Utah State University in 1995, Anne is working on a Master's degree in guidance counseling from the University of Phoenix in Salt Lake City.
Neil A. Dial (94), of Port Orchard, Wash., is an associate with Foster Pepper & Shefelman pllc, a law Þrm in Seattle, Wash. He graduated from BYU and received his J.D. from the University of Washington last year.
Melanie Deem Leishman (95), of Bountiful, Utah, graduated with a degree in business management from Weber State University in 1998, and is a financial officer with Anvil Construction, Inc. in Brigham City, Utah.
Marion G. Forsyth, age 82, an automotive instructor from 1949 to 1981, died Nov. 20, 1999 at his home in Sugar City, Idaho of congestive heart failure. He also taught carpentry, welding, housewiring, shop and religion. He is the former chairman of the Division of Industrial and Technical Education. He was preceded in death by his wife.
Brenda Madsen Evert, (84), age 34, of Chandler, Ariz., died Nov. 23, 1999, in a car accident in Utah. She studied interior design at Ricks. She was the mother of six children. Submitted by her husband, David L. Evert (85).
Dr. Lester J. Petersen, (52), age 67, patriarch of the College 5th Stake, died Dec. 27, 1999 at his home in Rexburg of a brain tumor. He was bishop of the College 5th Ward from 1975 to 1978.
Peter "Pete" J. Ricks, Jr. (34), age 87, patriarch of the 3rd Stake since 1975, died Feb. 8, 2000 in Rexburg. He is survived by his wife, June Powell Ricks (39). They were honored in 1996 by the college with the Distinguished Emeritus Service Award. Ricks was named Viking Club Member of the Year in 1992 for his lifelong support of Ricks athletics.