Daughters of the Utah Pioneers

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers is dedicated to perpetuating the names and achievements of those men, women, and children who founded Utah. The organization is completely non-political and non-sectarian—and its mission is focused solely on historical, educational and public purposes. Members seek to encompass a broad scope of services, ranging from the preservation of historic landmarks, to the education of school children and citizens about their pioneer forebears. Join us in welcoming this year’s queen and attendants for the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

BOBBIE-ANN-ALDER-WILLIAMSON

BOBBIE ANN ALDER WILLIAMSON

Bobbie was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and raised in Ogden. She attended Madison Elementary, Central Junior High School and graduated from Ogden High School. She attended Weber College and Utah State University. Bobbie married Alan R. Williamson and will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary in 2021. Bobbie and Alan have 5 children, 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. After seeing the world, courtesy of the United States Air Force, Bobbie worked for Beehive Clothing in Ogden as the manager for 20 years. As a volunteer, Bobbie taught English to non-native English speakers and tutored reading for the Ogden City School District. One of Bobbie’s pioneer ancestors is Thomas Doxey, who entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1853. In 1855 Brigham Young instructed Thomas to move north and go no further than Ogden. Thomas Doxey began working for Ogden City by helping to survey city streets, was the Water Master for the Weber Canal and a Poll Tax Collector. Doxey Street in Ogden was named after Thomas. Bobbie joined Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) in 2004 and has served as Camp Captain, Historian and Registrar. She was recently elected to the Weber County DUP Museum Board as the 2nd Vice-President.

CAROL-LEE-STOREY-PILCHER

CAROL LEE STOREY PILCHER

Carol was born in Eden, Utah and lived in the Ogden Valley through her early school years. Both sets of Carol’s great Grandparents – William V. Burnett and Sarah Jane Wilde Burnett, and Edmund Burke Fuller and Adelaide Jelly Fuller – emigrated from England. All were early settlers of Eden. Carol attended both Weber College and BYU—and taught special needs pre-school, kindergarten and 1st grade for 29 years. Carol married John R. Pilcher in 1969, raising their 3 children in the Eden area. Following in the footsteps of her mother, a member of the 1st Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) Camp Eden, Carol joined DUP in 2007. She has served as the camp secretary and camp treasure for 10 years and as the Chaplain on the Weber North Center Company Board. As the last living sibling of her family, Carol has focused on organizing all of the journals, photos and writings her mother had collected into a large scrapbook that preserves their family pioneer history for grandchildren and great grandchildren.

JEAN-HODSON-BRANCH

JEAN HODSON BRANCH

Jean was born in Marriott, Utah and grew up on 12th Street when it was a narrow two lane road! Her great grandfather, William Hosdon, settled on 12th Street in 1854. Her great-great grandfather, Gilbert Belnap, settled in Weber County in 1850, becoming the sheriff in 1866. Jean is a 5th generation member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP)  and has been a member of the organization for 36 years. She attends the Susan Marriott Camp and has held various camp offices, including president of the Weber Northeast Company. Jean was actively involved on the Weber County DUP Museum Board when the museum was relocated to 21st Street and Lincoln Avenue in 2012. Jean is a graduate of BYU and is a life-long pianist and organist. She enjoyed 30 wonderful years of marriage to James Branch and enjoys her 7 children, 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Actively involved in her church and the community, Jean spends time researching and writing family histories and loves to travel.

MARGUERITE-EAST-HIPWELL

MARGUERITE EAST HIPWELL

Marguerite was born in Ogden, Utah to Gilbert and Mabel East. Raised in Warren, Utah, she attended Weber County schools and graduated from Weber High School. She married Keith Hipwell and moved to West Weber, raising her 4 children there. A widow after 63 years of marriage, Marguerite loves and supports her 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Marguerite has a number of ancestors who crossed the plains to Utah. Following the example of her mother, Mabel Jacobsen East, and her mother-in-law, Lois Wade Hipwell, Marguerite joined Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) in 1988. She has been a member of West Weber 34 Camp for 33 years and served on the Weber West Company Board for 19 years as the Registrar and Markers Representative. Marguerite has been a Docent at the Weber County DUP Museum for many years and is very knowledgeable about the museum and its artifacts. An active member of her church, Marguerite has been a temple worker, Relief Society President and Cub Scout leader. She stays active by walking five days a week, quilting, and getting together with a group of high school friends regularly.

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Darlene Stoddard

Carolie Bolingbroke

Carolie Bolingbroke is from the Weber North Center Company, Camp North Fort. Carolie is 87 years young and was born to G. Howard and Cora Nielsen Neal in Malad, Idaho. She married Chester Leu Bolingbroke on December 29, 1952. Carolie and Chester had 5 children, 26 grandkids, and 60 great grandkids. She was a big support to her family. Carolie has been a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers for 20 years. Her authorized pioneer ancestor is Moses Fort. She was actively involved in DUP and has held the position of Camp Captain for 14 years and Secretary for the Camp Board. She has been active in the community as well. She has served in the PTA as President, Ogden High School Media Secretary for 17 years, Ogden School Specialist, and Triple Trio Singing Group. She held mass meetings in her home and was the Registrar for the Republican Party and is a Delegate at Convention now. Caroline has held many LDS Church callings including Young Women’s and received a special award for 35 years of support, Relief Society and Primary President, She also supported her husband while he was the Bishop.

Noreen Larkin

NOREEN LARKIN

Noreen Larkin is from the Weber Roy Company, Camp Polly Hammon. Noreen is 79 years young and was born to George LeRoy and Lillian Barrus Melva Hodson in Blackfoot, Idaho.

Noreen graduated from USU with a dietetic internship. She also worked for a while as a dietitian.

She married George Eugene Larkin on Oct. 14, 1966. Noreen and George had 6 children, 25 grandkids and 4 great grandkids.

Noreen has been a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers for 19 years. Her authorized pioneer ancestors are Jonathan Harriman Hale, Edward Hunter Herman Hyde, Emery Barrus Philo Dibble, William Waddoups, and Danial Clard.is Rachael Cook.

Noreen has been actively involved in DUP and has held the position of camp captain, music leader, and registrar for both camp and company.

She has been active in the community, as well. She has served in the PTA, 4-H leader, Republican Party Precinct Vise Chair, and helped with voting.

Noreen server a mission in Berlin, Germany prior to her marriage and has held many otherchurch callings including Teacher, Family History Consultant, Relief Society President, Senior Couple Ogden, Utah Mission, Ward Missionary, and Stake Missionary.

Noreen spent most of her married life as a stay-at\-home mom. She helped raise two grandchildren rather that have them put in foster care. She loves to garden and can fruits and vegetables. She also enjoys reading histories and biographies.

Darlene Stoddard

DARLENE STODDARD

Darlene Stoddard is from the Weber Farr South Company, Camp Oakwood. Noreen is 86 years young and was born to David Glenn Bert and Grace Bertha Bowe in Brigham City. Darleen married William Junior Stoddard on Sept. 16, 1953. Darlene and William had 6 children, 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Darleen has been a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers for 41 years. Her authorized pioneer ancestor was Fredrick James Graham.

Darlene moved into her present home as a bride and never left. She has lived in her home for 65 years alone. However, as more neighbors moved into the area she could walk and visited with them. She pumped good water from the springs until Weber County brought the water to the city. Darlene has been actively involved in DUP and has held the position of camp captain, vice-captain, and secretary for eight years. Darlene has server as Primary President, Counselor in Relief Society twice, Chorister in Primary, Relief Society, and Sacrament meetings, Lesson Leader, Sunday School Teacher, played the piano in Sacrament and Junior Sunday School.

Norma Rae Jensen

NORMA RAE JENSEN PORTER

Norma Rae Jensen Porter is from the Weber South Company, Camp Mount Fort. Norma is 87 years young and was born to Nilsen Neal Melva Hodson Jensen and Joseph Ray Jensen in Provo. She married James H. Porter (Jim) on Aug. 4, 1956. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary before he passed away in 2006. Norma is the proud mother of three sons and a daughter. She has 14 grandkids and nine great grandkids. Norma joined the Daughters of Utah Pioneers 20 years ago in 1999 through her direct line ancestor Amelia Ann Singleton. Upon joining she became Camp Beehives secretary/treasurer and has remained in that position for 19 years. Norma and her husband Jim were avid Square Dancers. Together they served in many positions with The Northern Utah Square Dancers including President and 2nd Vice President. They were Chairmen for the 40th Square Dancers Nationals at the Delta Center and were in charge of blood drives and other charity events in relation to Square Dancing. Norma has held many Church callings including Primary President, Young Women’s President, Relief Society 2nd Councilor and being on the Stake Primary Board serving as 2nd Councilor. She has served in the Primary for over 38 years and is still currently active there.

Florence Nichols

FLORENCE NICHOLS

Florence Farr Nichols was born in Ogden, Utah to Florence Dinsdale and Merlin Fife Farr. She married Kent C. Nichols and has five children, 14 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. She joined DUP in 1967 and is a member of the College Heights Camp in the Weber Far South Center Company. She is an ancestor of Lorin Farr, Ogden’s first mayor. She has been a camp captain several times, Vice-Captain, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, Pianist, Parliamentarian, Outreach committee, and on the Company Board several times. Florence has served our community as a volunteer at McKay-Dee Hospital for 9 1/2 years, Junior League of Ogden, and Storytelling Festival volunteer many times. She has served in the Relief Society Presidency many times, Young Women’s President and other positions for years, Sunday School Secretary, Activities Chairman, Primary counselor, teacher and organist, and Missionary plaques. She is involved with her grandchildren and their activities