Monday, October 22, 2012

British South Mission 1965 - 1967


1966 British South Mission Yearbook new

Obits and People

Elder DeReese's Clark's mission photographs

Talmage Dennis Barney 

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Bus receipt:





Jan Richard Brain - Midvale, Dave Steffensen, FL

Digs:








First Christmas away from family:

LtoR Wilson, Watson and Barney.  I believe the photos were taken my first Christmas in the mission field which would be 1965. We were invited to a member family’s home to celebrate the holidays.   I was new in the mission field. I arrived in October.   My companion was Elder Wilson from St. George and I was from Glendale CA.  I remember getting up in the morning and standing on the toilet so I could reach my hands toward the light and try and warm up my hands.

We had a push-up contest with the three of us, Wilson, Barney and I.  I won which really surprised me.  I think Elder Barney was the District Leader if I remember right.  In any case I really hit it off with him.  We both had girls back home and we made a bets as to which girls would still be there when we got home.  Elder Barney spoke very lovingly of his girlfriend but I didn’t get the idea that he was “trunky” or holding back in his efforts to be a great missionary.  I enjoyed seeing him at various times on my mission.  He was always so much fun, cheerful and good natured.  He loved everyone and made the mission enjoyable.  We went tracking together a few times and he taught me how to take a rose pedal, hold it in one hand and pop it with the other.

I was bouncing around on the internet a couple of years ago and was sad to find that he had passed away.  I felt like I had a connection to Elder Barney and I’m sure he was a great husband and father.  I can still see his smile and hear his friendly voice.  He was bigger than life.  2014










Elder Barney:


Dave and Polly Wilson, converts.



David Wilson:


Elder Butler:


  It was also a ward where I watched Elder Elder Butler manage an aggressive troublemaker who showed up at church looking to make mischief.  Butler was brilliant, of course, and as a lifetime learner I absorbed some of his technique in diffusing this hostile individual intent on disproving the gospel message.  Where I would have reacted in an aggressive argument, Elder Butler deflected the aggression and calmly responded, and at one point, in a very reasoned tone, said, “This is not a debate.  We are not trying to score points.  Do you want to discuss this?”  Very impressive and mature, heads and shoulders above the rest of us in logic, and quite likely, native intelligence. T.C.
While in Maidenhead we lived at 65 All Saints Avenue:







Maidenhead report:








Brother Wallace, convert in Maidenhead, wife named Adelaid:




















This is a photo of me and an Aston Martin in Southampton. My missionary companion, Jan Brain, took the photo in 1967 while we were serving together. I forgot about the photo until Jan gave it to me two months ago or 50 years after the photo was taken. The car became famous when James Bond drove the DB5 model in the 1964 film Goldfinger.









 









 







































London Temple:








What to say to the Mormons:









1967 all mission photograph: I am on the second row from the top, left side next to a friend: Elder Koford, who came out with me. 












Southhampton:







































Luton chapel:















Converts in Luton:




















Our digs in Marlow were in the top of this large historical site:































Four friends in London:
























Elder Keime, funniest missionary in the mission:




Elders Gardiner, Keime and Butler:








Polly, Dave, Elder Keime:


Kent and Elder Koford ready to go home:



Elder Koford, on of my favorites:




Home:


Research:






















Deseret News August 5, 1967:















































1961 Hyde Park Chapel Dedication:



Hyde Park Chapel DedicationSource: MS April 1961

24 February 1961In the morning President David O. Mckay held a press conference in the Relief Society Room of the Hyde Park chapel. (Cuthbert, p.69)
President McKay outside the Hyde Park ChapelSource: MS April 1961 25 February 1961An organ recital was given in the new chapel by Dr. Frank W.Asper, the Tabernacle organist (Cuthbert, p. 69)
President McKay in front of the Hyde Park Chapel OrganSource: MS April 1961 26 February 1961The Hyde Park chapel was dedicated by President David O. Mckay with 1,600 members in attendance. In his remarks he used the ‘Pick and Flower of England’ quote from Charles Dickens and a quote from John Ruskin. This same Ruskin quote was used years later by President Monson at the dedication of the Palmyra temple. Wherefore when we build let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight, nor for present use alone; let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for and let us think as we lay stone on stone that a time is to come when those stone will be held sacred, because our hands have touched them; and men will say, as they look upon the labour and wrought substance of them, ‘See! This our fathers did for us.” (Seven Lamps of Architecture) President McKay speaking at the Hyde Park DedicationSource: MS April 1961
He continued..."...we need these meeting -houses, these chapels, wherein men and women who are converted may meet in their own houses of worship. In 1922, 1923, 1924, when Sister McKay and I were in the British Mission, they had to meet in rented halls. People would ask, 'Where is your meeting place?'...We [would] say, it is in hall so-and-so, giving the impression to an investigator that the Church was not permanently established.""In a few years...we shall have chapels throughout Europe, where men and women converted to this Church, will join in stakes."
President McKay at the Hyde Park Chapel DedicationSource: MS April 1961 He then proceeded to dedicate the chapel which included the following:
“I dedicate this house of worship as the Hyde Park Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and set it apart for the purposes for which it has been erected. I dedicate the chapel particularly as a place to worship thee. It is thine Let it be held sacred. (MS April 1961, 123:176-182)
That afternoon President McKay organised the London Stake with Donald W. Hemingway (of the US army) as Stake President and James P. Hill and James R. Cunningham as counsellors. (Cuthbert, p 69)

Singing Mothers perform at the DedicationSource: MS April 1961 The Singing Mothers, a touring group of American and British LDS women, provided the music. (Truth, p.410) The following day, 27 February 1961, a concert by the Singing Mothers was given at the Royal Albert Hall.  This event will be covered in more detail in a separate post about Britain and music.
BYU Library has the following: 









  • "Debbi, Scott, Kim and Kelsey... we are so sad to learn or..."
    - Bruce and LouRee McGill

In Loving Memory
Roger Lee Reynolds, 64, of Provo, passed away on March 4, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born October 11, 1948, the son of Bill and Naomi Reynolds in Hemet, California. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British South Mission from 1968 through 1970. He married Deborah Hanvey on January 29, 1971 in the Los Angeles California LDS Temple.
He spent his career working in the college bookstore industry, working at BYU, Deseret Book, University of Utah, Stanford University, Cornell University, and Ingram Book Company, before returning to BYU in 1999 as Director of the BYU Bookstore.
Roger was a hardworking and kind man who loved his family and friends with all his heart. He was a bit of a prankster who especially loved spending time with his grandchildren…they have fond memories of him playing with them, having water-balloon fights, and going on memorable vacations. He always had a big infectious smile and a twinkle in his eye. All those who knew him, especially his family, knew how much he loved them and how much he loved the gospel of Jesus Christ. He set an amazing example for everyone he knew, and all those who met him, no matter how briefly, felt honored to have him in their lives. He was always ready and eager to help anyone in need. He also served diligently in his church callings, including as a bishop and branch president.
He is survived by his wife Debbi and children Scott (Adrea), Kim, and Kelsey Jeffs (Michael), and by his four grandchildren, Avalee, Sadie, Boede, and Lily. He is also survived by his sister Joan Gale (Nord), brother Harold (Nancy), sister-in-law Randy, and lots of loving cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Ralph.
A special thanks to the staff, doctors, and nurses at Huntsman Cancer Institute, as well as to other caregivers and friends who helped support him. Your hard work, compassion and friendship meant so much to him. Also, thanks to Serenicare Funeral Home for all their special help at this time.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9th from 11am-noon at the LDS Chapel located at 555 East 3230 North Provo UT 84604. Viewings will be held at the same location on Friday, March 8th from 6-7:30p.m. and Saturday, March 9th from 9:30-10:30a.m. Interment will follow later that day at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in his honor to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/deseretnews/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=163496701#sthash.SJusWn6G.dpuf
  • "Debbi, Scott, Kim and Kelsey... we are so sad to learn or..."
    - Bruce and LouRee McGill

In Loving Memory
Roger Lee Reynolds, 64, of Provo, passed away on March 4, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born October 11, 1948, the son of Bill and Naomi Reynolds in Hemet, California. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British South Mission from 1968 through 1970. He married Deborah Hanvey on January 29, 1971 in the Los Angeles California LDS Temple.
He spent his career working in the college bookstore industry, working at BYU, Deseret Book, University of Utah, Stanford University, Cornell University, and Ingram Book Company, before returning to BYU in 1999 as Director of the BYU Bookstore.
Roger was a hardworking and kind man who loved his family and friends with all his heart. He was a bit of a prankster who especially loved spending time with his grandchildren…they have fond memories of him playing with them, having water-balloon fights, and going on memorable vacations. He always had a big infectious smile and a twinkle in his eye. All those who knew him, especially his family, knew how much he loved them and how much he loved the gospel of Jesus Christ. He set an amazing example for everyone he knew, and all those who met him, no matter how briefly, felt honored to have him in their lives. He was always ready and eager to help anyone in need. He also served diligently in his church callings, including as a bishop and branch president.
He is survived by his wife Debbi and children Scott (Adrea), Kim, and Kelsey Jeffs (Michael), and by his four grandchildren, Avalee, Sadie, Boede, and Lily. He is also survived by his sister Joan Gale (Nord), brother Harold (Nancy), sister-in-law Randy, and lots of loving cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Ralph.
A special thanks to the staff, doctors, and nurses at Huntsman Cancer Institute, as well as to other caregivers and friends who helped support him. Your hard work, compassion and friendship meant so much to him. Also, thanks to Serenicare Funeral Home for all their special help at this time.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9th from 11am-noon at the LDS Chapel located at 555 East 3230 North Provo UT 84604. Viewings will be held at the same location on Friday, March 8th from 6-7:30p.m. and Saturday, March 9th from 9:30-10:30a.m. Interment will follow later that day at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in his honor to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/deseretnews/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=163496701#sthash.SJusWn6G.dpuf


  • "Dear Reynolds family, I received word of Roger's passing..."
    - Anne Jensen

In Loving Memory
Roger Lee Reynolds, 64, of Provo, passed away on March 4, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born October 11, 1948, the son of Bill and Naomi Reynolds in Hemet, California. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British South Mission from 1968 through 1970. He married Deborah Hanvey on January 29, 1971 in the Los Angeles California LDS Temple.
He spent his career working in the college bookstore industry, working at BYU, Deseret Book, University of Utah, Stanford University, Cornell University, and Ingram Book Company, before returning to BYU in 1999 as Director of the BYU Bookstore.
Roger was a hardworking and kind man who loved his family and friends with all his heart. He was a bit of a prankster who especially loved spending time with his grandchildren…they have fond memories of him playing with them, having water-balloon fights, and going on memorable vacations. He always had a big infectious smile and a twinkle in his eye. All those who knew him, especially his family, knew how much he loved them and how much he loved the gospel of Jesus Christ. He set an amazing example for everyone he knew, and all those who met him, no matter how briefly, felt honored to have him in their lives. He was always ready and eager to help anyone in need. He also served diligently in his church callings, including as a bishop and branch president.
He is survived by his wife Debbi and children Scott (Adrea), Kim, and Kelsey Jeffs (Michael), and by his four grandchildren, Avalee, Sadie, Boede, and Lily. He is also survived by his sister Joan Gale (Nord), brother Harold (Nancy), sister-in-law Randy, and lots of loving cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Ralph.
A special thanks to the staff, doctors, and nurses at Huntsman Cancer Institute, as well as to other caregivers and friends who helped support him. Your hard work, compassion and friendship meant so much to him. Also, thanks to Serenicare Funeral Home for all their special help at this time.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9th from 11am-noon at the LDS Chapel located at 555 East 3230 North Provo UT 84604. Viewings will be held at the same location on Friday, March 8th from 6-7:30p.m. and Saturday, March 9th from 9:30-10:30a.m. Interment will follow later that day at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in his honor to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/deseretnews/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=163496701#sthash.SJusWn6G.dpuf


  • "Debbi, Scott, Kim and Kelsey... we are so sad to learn or..."
    - Bruce and LouRee McGill

In Loving Memory
Roger Lee Reynolds, 64, of Provo, passed away on March 4, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born October 11, 1948, the son of Bill and Naomi Reynolds in Hemet, California. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British South Mission from 1968 through 1970. He married Deborah Hanvey on January 29, 1971 in the Los Angeles California LDS Temple.
He spent his career working in the college bookstore industry, working at BYU, Deseret Book, University of Utah, Stanford University, Cornell University, and Ingram Book Company, before returning to BYU in 1999 as Director of the BYU Bookstore.
Roger was a hardworking and kind man who loved his family and friends with all his heart. He was a bit of a prankster who especially loved spending time with his grandchildren…they have fond memories of him playing with them, having water-balloon fights, and going on memorable vacations. He always had a big infectious smile and a twinkle in his eye. All those who knew him, especially his family, knew how much he loved them and how much he loved the gospel of Jesus Christ. He set an amazing example for everyone he knew, and all those who met him, no matter how briefly, felt honored to have him in their lives. He was always ready and eager to help anyone in need. He also served diligently in his church callings, including as a bishop and branch president.
He is survived by his wife Debbi and children Scott (Adrea), Kim, and Kelsey Jeffs (Michael), and by his four grandchildren, Avalee, Sadie, Boede, and Lily. He is also survived by his sister Joan Gale (Nord), brother Harold (Nancy), sister-in-law Randy, and lots of loving cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Ralph.
A special thanks to the staff, doctors, and nurses at Huntsman Cancer Institute, as well as to other caregivers and friends who helped support him. Your hard work, compassion and friendship meant so much to him. Also, thanks to Serenicare Funeral Home for all their special help at this time.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9th from 11am-noon at the LDS Chapel located at 555 East 3230 North Provo UT 84604. Viewings will be held at the same location on Friday, March 8th from 6-7:30p.m. and Saturday, March 9th from 9:30-10:30a.m. Interment will follow later that day at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in his honor to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/deseretnews/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=163496701#sthash.SJusWn6G.dpuf

  • "Debbi, Scott, Kim and Kelsey... we are so sad to learn or..."
    - Bruce and LouRee McGill

In Loving Memory
Roger Lee Reynolds, 64, of Provo, passed away on March 4, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born October 11, 1948, the son of Bill and Naomi Reynolds in Hemet, California. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British South Mission from 1968 through 1970. He married Deborah Hanvey on January 29, 1971 in the Los Angeles California LDS Temple.
He spent his career working in the college bookstore industry, working at BYU, Deseret Book, University of Utah, Stanford University, Cornell University, and Ingram Book Company, before returning to BYU in 1999 as Director of the BYU Bookstore.
Roger was a hardworking and kind man who loved his family and friends with all his heart. He was a bit of a prankster who especially loved spending time with his grandchildren…they have fond memories of him playing with them, having water-balloon fights, and going on memorable vacations. He always had a big infectious smile and a twinkle in his eye. All those who knew him, especially his family, knew how much he loved them and how much he loved the gospel of Jesus Christ. He set an amazing example for everyone he knew, and all those who met him, no matter how briefly, felt honored to have him in their lives. He was always ready and eager to help anyone in need. He also served diligently in his church callings, including as a bishop and branch president.
He is survived by his wife Debbi and children Scott (Adrea), Kim, and Kelsey Jeffs (Michael), and by his four grandchildren, Avalee, Sadie, Boede, and Lily. He is also survived by his sister Joan Gale (Nord), brother Harold (Nancy), sister-in-law Randy, and lots of loving cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Ralph.
A special thanks to the staff, doctors, and nurses at Huntsman Cancer Institute, as well as to other caregivers and friends who helped support him. Your hard work, compassion and friendship meant so much to him. Also, thanks to Serenicare Funeral Home for all their special help at this time.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 9th from 11am-noon at the LDS Chapel located at 555 East 3230 North Provo UT 84604. Viewings will be held at the same location on Friday, March 8th from 6-7:30p.m. and Saturday, March 9th from 9:30-10:30a.m. Interment will follow later that day at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in his honor to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/deseretnews/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=163496701#sthash.SJusWn6G.dpuf