Nebo District Retires 22 Classified Employees Totaling 508.5 Years of Service
Bonnie Boel, main dish cook at Springville Junior High, is retiring after 26 years.
Bonnie enjoys reading, traveling and grandkids. She has received the Heart of the Program award. Bonnie is married to Richard. They reside in Springville and have eight children.
Linda Jean Boswell, secretary at Larsen Elementary, is retiring after 23 years.
Linda said, “I feel being an elementary secretary is the most wonderful and fulfilling job anyone can have. The principals, teachers, staff, parents and children have made a difference in my life. I love them all.”
Linda enjoys camping, hunting, horseback riding, gardening and grandchildren. She is involved in the Utah County Fair, Spanish Fork City Fiesta Days Rodeo and Utah County Fair Demolition Derby. She resides in Spanish Fork and has one child and five grandchildren.
Glenda Bringhurst, lunch manager at Mapleton Junior High, is retiring after 24 years.
Glenda replied, “Always have smile in the morning, it makes everyone happy.”
Glenda enjoys going to her cabin and traveling. She has received the Heart of the Program award. She is married to Larry. They reside in Mapleton and have four children.
Don Carter, technician at Cornerstone, is retiring after 11.5 years.
Don stated, “Do it right the first time. I will miss working with the kids and the staff I have come to know. My Lord Jesus Christ has made the biggest difference in my life.”
Don retired from the Union Pacific Railroad after 20 years of service. He has 12 years of service with the military and has served 5 years on the Mona Fire Department. He enjoys cooking, golfing, hunting, fishing and camping. He is married to Eileen. They reside in Mona and have eight children.
Connie Davis, bus driver in transportation, is retiring after 25 years.
Connie enjoys grandchildren, children and quilting. She is married to Eddie and they have 3 children and 17 grandchildren.
Merilyn Devenish, transporter at Canyon Elementary and Riverview Elementary, is retiring after 28 years of service.
Merilyn replied, “I love working with the children at the schools where I have been. I will miss them!”
Merilyn enjoys going to their cabin and spending time with family. She has received the Heart of the Kitchen award. She is married to Roy. They reside in Spanish Fork and have two children and five grandchildren.
Eileen Evans, certified food service worker at Diamond Fork Junior and Larsen Elementary, is retiring after 15 years.
Eileen said, “All the Larsen children have called me Grandma I.”
Eileen enjoys bowling and sewing. She has been awarded the Heart of the Program award. She is involved in the Ladies of the Elks Charitable Services. She is married to Eldon. They reside in Springville and have three children.
Kathleen H. Farr, paraprofessional media at Spring Lake Elementary, is retiring after 27 years.
Kathleen stated, “Not everyone is able to fulfill their childhood wishes, but I have. As a child, someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I quickly replied, “A Book Lady.” From early years, I was inspired by Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Amos. I truly wanted to be a librarian. The first box of new books I ordered for Taylor library smelled wonderful, looked beautiful, and brought joyful tears. I love to see the perfect match between child and book. During read-aloud-time, I love to see eyes sparkle when I find exactly the right story. It is gratifying to help a teacher with book referrals. Not only have I enjoyed the ride, it took me every place I wanted to go – well almost. Thanks to everyone for their help and friendship.”
Kathleen enjoys reading historical fiction and fantasy, vegetable gardening, traveling, canoeing, bird watching with spouse, music, crochet, sports including wrestling (especially college style), football and track.
Kathleen is a Classified Association Board Member and a Utah County elections volunteer. She is married to Steven. They reside in Payson and have five children.
Alona Huffaker, food service worker at Sage Creek Elementary, is retiring after 29 years.
Alona replied, “Sometimes we need to get started to feel the motivation.”
Alona enjoys bird watching, gardening, reading, scrapbooking and spending time with her family. The second graders from Sage Creek Elementary school come each September to pick an apple from the apple trees, and in October to get a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch! This has happened for many years and will go on for some more! She has served in many capacities in her church, many of those being in the scout program. She resides in Springville and has 6 children, 19 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Jolene Lindsay, main food service at Diamond Fork Junior, is retiring after 19 years.
Jolene enjoys working in the garden and putting puzzles together. She resides in Springville and has four children.
Alice Lovell, main food service worker at Diamond Fork Junior, is retiring after 26 years.
Alice has been awarded the Heart of the Program award. She enjoys knitting, crocheting and gardening. She is married to Elwood. They reside in Spanish Fork and have six children.
Sandra McDaniel, food service/transport worker at Payson Junior and Barnett Elementary, is retiring after 19 years.
Sandra responded, “I have loved every day of the last 19 years at school with the children and the association with my best friends at work. We have had lots of fun.”
Sandra has received Heart of the Program award. She enjoys gardening, road trips, traveling, family and grandchildren. She is involved in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She is married to V. Ted. They reside in Woodland Hills and have eight children.
Kathy Miner, lunch manager at Springville Junior, is retiring after 23 years.
Kathy is married to Glen. They reside in Springville and have five children.
Barbara Nelson, technician at Springville High, is retiring after 10 years.
Barbara stated, “’While we have time, let us do good.’ I don’t know who said it, but it has guided my career and personal life. I consider it a great privilege to be an educator. I’ve enjoyed almost every minute!”
Barbara has received Provo School District’s Golden Apple Award. She enjoys reading, gardening, needlework, being a good neighbor and being a registered voter. She is married to Roger. They plan on serving a Latter-Day Saint mission. They reside in Springville and have five children.
Lucila T. Richey, planning time technician at Rees Elementary, is retiring after 21 years.
Lucila said, “The most rewarding experience of working in Nebo School District was to see Alberto graduate from high school with honors. He is now in his fourth year at UVU. It has also pleased me to visit with students, whom I taught Spanish, and they told me they were called on a Latter-Day Saint Spanish speaking mission. They still remember what I taught them. Thank you so much Rees School! Thank you, Mr. Larsen. You are the best!!”
Lucila enjoys reading, writing thoughts on paper, cooking hosting dinners for family and friends, photography, traveling, mostly back east where all the children live, loves teaching primary and serving in the Provo Temple with her husband. She is married to David. They reside in Salem and have four children.
Lana Smith, bus driver in transportation, is retiring after 30 years.
Lana enjoys crocheting and doing fun things with grandchildren. She is married to Gary. They reside in Spanish Fork and have one child.
Vickie Stansfield, bus driver in transportation, is retiring after 22 years.
Vickie stated, “Always try to be a good, honest person. Have a good attitude. Kids are fun to be around; you can learn a lot if you listen.”
Vickie enjoys camping, farming and cattle. She is married to Bill. They reside in Goshen and have 5 children and 14 grandchildren.
Janeen Stone, elementary education/curriculum secretary, is retiring after 29 years.
Janeen said, “My years of employment in Nebo District have been enjoyable because of the wonderful people I have worked for and with. I am grateful for the friendships that I have made, all that I have learned from them, and the memories I take with me into retirement. To all the principals, teachers and secretaries in the schools I say, Thanks for being so nice to me on the phone. So often, you made my day. See you around and continue to ‘Enjoy the Ride.’”
Janeen enjoys yard work, camping, reading and grandchildren. She is married to Wayne. They reside in Spanish Fork and have four children.
Wayne Stone, grounds and maintenance specialist for the maintenance department, is retiring after 33 years.
Wayne responded, “I have had a terrific ‘Ride’ with Nebo School District for 33 years, and I appreciate all the great guys who have shared the experience. My motto is, ‘Make life great by surrounding yourself with great people.’ I have done exactly that for the last 33 years. Bon Voyage!”
Wayne enjoys raising purebred sheep, camping and whatever his wife needs him to do. He has been involved in the Utah Jr. Livestock Show for 25 years and loves to work with animals and the youth. He is married to Janeen. They reside in Spanish Fork and have four children.
Catherine Underwood, bus driver in transportation, is retiring after 31.5 years.
Catherine is married to Dennis. They reside in Santaquin and have four children and four grandchildren.
Connie Windley, main food service worker at Mt. Nebo Junior, is retiring after 29.5 years.
Connie replied, “Live each day like today is your last.”
Connie has received the Heart of the Program award. She enjoys fishing, hunting and camping. She is married to Lawrence. They reside in Payson and have three children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.