Gerry Wright Young

Profile Updated: February 12, 2017
Residing In West Jordan, UT USA
Occupation High School Teacher & Concurrent Educator. Retired 2014
Children Alisha born 1975
Erica born 1977

*I attended BYU in Provo, Utah from 1967-1970. Patty Southward and I were roommates during our sophomore year, and we had so much fun!
* When I married my husband (Dennis Young) in Jan.1970 I didn't finish my senior year, but worked to put him through school. We have two beautiful and accomplished daughters, Alisha born in 1975 and Erica in 1977. *I returned to BYU from 1984-86 and graduated in Secondary Education. I earned my Masters degree in Diverse Education in 1999.
I taught at West Jordan High School 1989-2014 and loved being a teacher of Interior Design, Child Development, Adult Roles and Financial Literacy. I loved the students and the variety that each day brought. ( but I think the testing is out of control)
*I have lived in West Jordan, Utah since 1975, and own a beautiful home where I enjoy decorating my home and planting my flower gardens each year. *I still play the piano, and taught 25 students for 11 years. I also play the organ at church each Sunday ( going on 41 years), and am very involved with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where I have served in the Young Women's, Relief Society, Primary and Sunday School Organizations.
( Many of my talents and abilities have developed as I have served each week at church, and being a member continues to bless my life in many ways each day.
*I have been blessed with many wonderful friends. I still am good friends with Sue Nix (Bragonje), Patty Southward ( Burk) and Sharon Allred (Jonas). I also have many friends in my neighborhood that I love to go out to lunch with, and chat away the afternoon !!!
*My greatest joys in life are my children! My oldest daughter, Alisha, is married to Mike and has two grandsons...Christian is 17 and is attending the firefighting acadamey, and Morgan is 11 and is in 5th grade. They are all Star Wars freaks!
Erica is married to Mike, living in Chandler, AZ with my granddaughters Victoria ( 18 and a senior in HS, and planning on being a Vet) and adorable Samantha ( 12 and in 7th grade).

School Story

Memories of Sequoia:
*Treble Clef 1965-67 Met every morning before school started. Played the piano for this talented group of girls. Performed at many assemblies, competitions, and the Lion's Club. Loved Mr. Jay Selby as our very talented and funny conductor and teacher
*A Cappella for 2 years- pianist and alto
Summer Music Theater- We practiced four hours a day for several weeks, under the direction of Mr. Selby, in preparation for presenting the musicals The Music Man and Carousel
*Sewing Classes for 4 years with Mrs. Cory ( who always showed us vogue magazine fashions), Mrs. Kelley and Mrs. Hashke-Jacobsen. Sharon Allred made a turquoise shirtwaist jumper and I made a red wool dress and cranberry coat.
*World Geography and Driver's Ed with Mr. Kimball- who always went around the class each day, saying that 1 in 4 of us would die in a traffic accident,and he would point at us...1,2,3,4. When he landed on you for # 4, you died. He always made sure to land on Jack Trujillo for # 4, because he was the class clown and so much fun!
*I only sluffed 1 period the entire 4 years of high school. Sharon Allred and I snuck out during 3rd period and went downtown. We ducked into Don's pop shop and the fabric store, but we were so paranoid about getting caught by the police, that we didn't have any fun!
*Senior Ball when we went out to dinner at Coyote Point, and then to the Bay Cruise. I went with boyfriend, Dale King, and tripled dated with Patty Southward and Sharon Allred and their dates.
* Hell's Corner
* Mr. Matsueda taught History and told us about when he and his family were Americans, but were Interred in Japanese camps during WWII.
* Miss Carlson's Freshman English in the Little Theater-where we first heard about Pres. Kennedy being assassinated.
* Mr. Ted Gould's English classes as a soph. and jr. Loved Tale of 2 Cities

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Happy birthday to you
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happy birthday dear Carol
happy birthday to you!
I am wishing you a wonderful birthday!
Are you doing anything fun to celebrate?
I remember you used to live just a block or so away for me… Didn’t you live off of Alameda?
From looking at your profile, looks like we had our kids about the same time, and you have five young grandkids, and I have four! If you get a chance, email me at
??????Gerry Wright Young??????

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Hi Tess! It's so great to see you on our Sequoia website… I remember you well from Wayback at Lincoln elementary! I am curious about what grade you taught and what subjects! I taught for 25 years at West Jordan high school and love being a teacher!

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May 01, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Kenny was so very talented!   I remember him well from A Cappella with Mr. Selby; always having a big infectious smile, good personality and great voice!  He was also involved with the drama department and school plays, like BYE BYE BIRDIE. Once a friend, always a friend.

May 01, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Pat was in my 8th grade class at McKinley, with Mr. Williams as our teacher.  See her photo on Childhood Photo's.  Pat was always friendly and fun to everyone.  We played volleyball together at recess and PE. She is still alive in my sweet memory of her.

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Posted on: Apr 22, 2017 at 3:33 PM

Hi Phyllis! Have you looked at your adorable picture from 2 nd grade at Roosevelt? If not, it's shown under "childhood photos" tab !!! Also, if you remember any of their names, e-mail Carrol Moran or Alene! I talked to Robert Warner yesterday, and are thinking about getting a reunion together for RC and San Carlos wards! Wouldn't that be FUN !!! Let's reconnect and go out to lunch!

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Apr 17, 2017 at 10:53 PM

Hi Mark! I remember you well from our days at Lincoln elementary! How exciting it is for you to have such young adorable grandchildren! Arn't grandkids just absolutely the best! I have four… Victoria and Christian are both graduating from high school this year, Samantha is 12, and MORGAN is 11! What did you do for the state of California?

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Apr 08, 2017 at 1:33 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Becky Lopez being gone.

Apr 04, 2017 at 10:07 AM

To one of my favorite friends from high school, and still one of my very special friends today! My special memories are walking home with you each day, and chatting along the way, before dropping you off on Jeter street! Sometimes we would go across the street to that little corner market, and buy a treat to eat on the way home! I don't think we can elaborate on what we did with the lockers at Sequoia before we left campus! I remember you're very special and professional mother who was the head secretary at Sequoia! Occasionally she would give us a ride home, if we hung around long enough for her to finish work! It was so fun to go to lunch in 2015 with you and Risha, and catch up on what our kids, grandkids and we have been up to… I am wishing you a speedy recovery for your rotator cuff surgery next week! Love, Gerry

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Posted on: Apr 04, 2017 at 9:45 AM

Hi Irma! What did you do at Sequoia Union high school District ? It sounds like you find great joy in your eight grandchildren! I have four, and Victoria and Christian are going to graduate from high school this year! If my memory serves me correctly, you were LDS… Is that correct?

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Posted on: Apr 03, 2017 at 6:05 PM

Hi Barbara! We both grew up on Hillview Avenue, and both went to Lincoln elementary! Even though we only lived about a block away from each other , we didn't play together… And I can't remember why! Anyway, just wanted to say hi . I notice you have three kids… Do you have any grandkids?

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Posted on: Apr 03, 2017 at 5:58 PM

Wow, Phyllis! You have had an impressive career,! What do you enjoy doing during retirement?

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