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Browsing items in: Utah Women's Walk-Honoring the Women of Utah

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    • Wright, Emily

    • Emily recalls her early years growing up in Utah as the oldest of five children. She describes those years as happy and carefree. She discusses the work ethic she developed from working at a variety of jobs through her teen years. She shares her...
    • Keller, Susan
    • Woodbury, Joan

    • Joan Woodbury is a partner with Shirley Ririe in the Ririe- Woodbury Dance Company. In this interview, Ms. Woodbury talks about her childhood near Cedar City, how she developed her love of music and dance, about teaching dance at the University Of...
    • Brown, Megan
    • Taylor, Michelle

    • Michelle describes her childhood, growing up in Logan, Utah, as carefree, happy, and full of music and reading. She recalls fond memories of attending events and activities at Utah State University with her family. Michelle describes a family...
    • Vermuelen, Chantell
    • Takasaki, Ann

    • Elizabeth Ann Inouye Takasaki has served in various organizations and committees, including Intermountain Healthcare Women's Advisory Board, Community Connect Health Board, American Mother's Association, and chair of American Medical Association...
    • Unga, Henry
    • Stoddard, Lucille

    • Lucille Stoddard discusses her early years living on a ranch in Lorenzo, Idaho, where she experienced tremendous freedom, and performed various roles within her church that helped her in developing leadership skills. She explains her education that...
    • Williamson, Kimberly
    • Silversmith, Shirlee

    • Shirlee Silversmith talks about her life growing up on the White Mountain Apache Reservation where she was taught respect for nature and animals and her early life in Utah County where she lived in a foster family. She speaks about the positive...
    • Gonzalez, Gabriela
    • Savage, LaRae

    • LaRae Savage discusses growing up in American Fork, Utah, and her close relationship with her parents. She recalls the value of hard work that was instilled in her at a very young age as she helped her mother with the family household. She talks...
    • Welch, Michele
    • Russell, Shauna

    • Shauna discusses her growing up years in Holladay, Utah. She mentions that working in the family garden, as well as helping her mother with her catering business, taught her the value of hard work and not giving up when things get hard. She recalls...
    • Bartlett, Jessica
    • Rogers, Sandra

    • Sandra Rogers recalls her years growing up in a small town in Arizona, being inspired by her parents’ strength, tenacity, and faith. She shares the lessons she learned serving a mission in the Philippines for The Church of Jesus Christ of...
    • Corey, Jay
    • Ririe, Shirley

    • Shirley Ririe discusses her love of dance—as a dancer and as a teacher. She begins by sharing how she danced and danced as a young child developing a lifelong love for the world of dance. She tells how she met her husband at the Grand Canyon...
    • Nelson, Fiona
    • Richards, Susan

    • Susan Richards discusses her growing up years and her close relationship with her grandparents. She also mentions that working hard was instilled in her at a very young age as she helped her mother with the family household. She recalls the...
    • Cummings, Amber
    • Pasin, Peggy

    • Peggy shares her early years in Wyoming with parents who taught her the value of hard work. She mentions that in was in her early years, that she knew she wanted to do something important—something that would make a difference in world. She...
    • Duke, Kathy
    • Parry, Mae Timbimboo

    • Mae Parry gives a life sketch of herself, including her growing up years in Washakie, Utah, and in a boarding school in California. She describes her family life, adventures in their little Indian school, and being the first Indian to graduate from...
    • Welch, Michele
    • Novak, Ruth

    • In this audio-only interview, Ruth discusses her growing up years in Kamas, Utah. She mentions that education was a priority in her family’s home and that she and all her brothers and sisters were expected to graduate from college. She recalls...
    • Mitchell, Mark
    • Negron, Carmen

    • Carmen Negron talks about her early years living in Ponce, Puerto Rico, attending elementary school in New York City, and then returning to her native country to finish her schooling. She also discusses her love for learning, teaching special...
    • Hathcock, Dawn
    • Miller, Gail

    • In this audio-only interview, Gail Miller talks about her humble beginnings growing up outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, the teachings of her hard-working parents that gave her confidence and how she worked to help her family financially following...
    • Cox, Nancy
    • Mergens, Celeste

    • In this audio-only interview, Celeste chronicles her nomadic early years and credits the difficult times of those years as a crucible of learning in which she realized that each person matters no matter what. She discusses how her early work with...
    • Torsak, Deann
    • Makin, Linda

    • Linda Makin talks about growing up in Lehi, Utah, attending Utah Technical College at Provo (UTC) and the path that eventually led her to become Utah Valley University’s Chief Planning Budget & Policy officer. She describes meeting her husband,...
    • Williamson, Kimberly

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