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Frost, Verlyn Dale, 1933-2009

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1933-2009

Biographical History

Verlyn Dale Frost (1933-2009) was an educator and ecclesiastical leader in Arizona. He and his wife served missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Tonga and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Verlyn Dale Frost was born on July 1, 1933 to John Allen and Thelma Lewis Frost in Taylor, Arizona. He had two sisters, Elaine and Emma Lou. When he was six weeks old, his family moved to Snowflake, Arizona. Verlyn Dale attended Snowflake High School and participated in FFA, and then went to Arizona State College, where he earned his degree in Industrial Education. While at Arizona State College, Verlyn Dale Frost was involved in Lambda Delta Sigma and the R.O.T.C.

Being a member of the R.O.T.C. and earning good grades kept Frost from being drafted into the Korean War, thus keeping him eligible for an LDS mission. He served in the Tongan mission as a teacher missionary and district president from September 10, 1955 to May 10, 1958. Three months after returning from his mission, Verlyn Dale Frost married Carol Jean Gibson in the Mesa, Arizona temple, on September 5, 1955. They raised seven children.

Verlyn Dale Frost taught industrial education and driver education at Paradise Valley High School and Paradise Valley Community College near Phoenix, Arizona, for over thirty years. During some of this time, he served as the bishop of the Paradise Valley 2nd Ward. From 1996 to 1998, Verlyn Dale and Carol Jean Frost served a couple mission to the Tongan Islands, and then in 2004 served a church and family history mission in Salt Lake City, Utah. Frost died on October 29, 2009 at age 76.

Citation

familysearch.org, via WWW, December 15, 2010 (Verlyn Dale Frost was born on July 1, 1933 to John Allen and Thelma Lewis Frost in Taylor, Arizona; two sisters, Elaine and Emma Lou; Verlyn Dale Frost married Carol Jean Gibson in the Mesa, Arizona temple, on September 5, 1955. They raised seven children; Frost died on October 29, 2009 at age 76).

All dates and family names provided on a statistical report kept by Carol Jean Frost, wife of Verlyn Dale Frost.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Verlyn Dale Frost papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7585
Scope and Contents Collection contains photographs, correspondence, slides, film reels, and journals related to Verlyn Dale Frost and his mission to the Tongan Islands. A particular emphasis is placed on his work at the Liahona School. The materials are dated 1954-2010.

Verlyn Dale Frost biographical documents, approximately 1970-2010

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSS 7585 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains biographical documents written by Frost and his wife, Carol Jean Frost. Dated approximately 1970-2010.

Verlyn Dale Frost correspondence, 1955 September-1958 May

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7585 Series 2
Scope and Contents Letters from Frost to his parents, sister, and future wife, Mr. and Mrs. John Frost, Emma Lou Frost, and Carol Jean Gibson. The letters cover the entirety of his mission, and describe his experiences as a missionary, teacher, and district president in Tonga. Dated 1955-1958.

Verlyn Dale Frost film reels, 1955-1958

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7585 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains film reels of Frost's mission experiences in Tonga. Dated 1955-1958.

Verlyn Dale Frost journal, 1954-1958

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7585 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains a journal written by Frost between 1954 and 1958. The journal covers some of his experiences at Arizona State College, but more particularly includes his Latter-day Saint mission to Tonga. Also includes a digital transcription of the journal. Dated 1954-1958.

Verlyn Dale Frost newspaper clippings, 1996-1997

 Series — oversize-folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 7585 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains newspaper clippings from The Tonga Chronicle, dated 1996 to 1997. The newspaper clippings discuss things that impacted Tonga, such as the Prime Minister's visit, Princess Diana's death, and the dedication of the the New Zealand Temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dated 1996-1997.

Verlyn Dale Frost photographs, 1955-1958

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7585 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of Frost's experiences in the Tongan Mormon mission with building projects and recreation, the natives and cultural events, and Liahona College. Also includes a wedding photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Verlyn Dale Frost. Dated 1955-1958.

Verlyn Dale Frost slides, 1955-1958

 Series — Box: 2, Folder: 1-3
Identifier: MSS 7585 Series 5
Scope and Contents Color slides of images taken by Frost while serving at as a Mormon missionary to Tonga. They feature Frost's voyage to Tonga, the Liahona School, Tongan people involved in cultural events, and missionaries participating in various activities. Dated 1955-1958.