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Barbara Stewart Anderson collection on Raymond R. and Ava Beckstrand Stewart

Identifier: MSS 8176

Scope and Contents

Collection contains scrapbooks, journals, biographical works, and other materials collected by Anderson about her parents, Raymond R. and Ava Beckstrand Stewart. Includes information about the Stewart family, her parents' service as Mormon missionaries in England, and the development and operation of Timp Haven Lodge. Materials date from between 1928 and 2011. Also contains family scrapbooks of her grandparents Scott Pease Stewart, Myrtle Maiben, Heber William Beckstrand, and Mary Elizabeth Stewart.


  • 1928-2011


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Barbara Stewart Anderson collection on Raymond R. and Ava Beckstrand Stewart must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Barbara Stewart Anderson (1936- ) is a Mormon author in Utah.

Barbara Stewart Anderson was born on March 3, 1936 to Raymond Riggs Stewart and Ava Beckstrand Stewart. Her father, Raymond Riggs Stewart, founded the Sundance Ski Resort. She grew up in Provo, Utah. She was married to Howard Falconer Uibel and had three children, but they later divorced. She later remarried to Dale Anderson.

Anderson has been a teacher, librarian, and author. She has also been very active, participating in mountaineering, scuba diving, and travel.

Biographical History

Ava Beckstrand Stewart (1913-2006) was a Mormon businesswoman and nurse in Utah.

Ava Beckstrand was born February 13, 1913 in Meadow, Utah, the sixth child of Heber William and Mary Elizabeth Stewart Beckstrand. She attended schools in Meadow and Delta, Utah and graduated from Millard County High School in 1931. She then worked in Salt Lake City, where she met Raymond Riggs Stewart. They were married on November 13, 1934 in the Salt Lake Temple, and had four children. They lived in Pocatello, Idaho, and Ogden, Salt Lake, American Fork, Provo, and Orem, Utah. Her husband Ray developed the Timp Haven Ski Resort, and she was responsible for Ava's Lunch Stand. Ava also graduated from Utah Technical College of Practical Nursing in 1961, and worked for local doctors in Orem until she retired. An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served a mission to England with her husband, and worked in the Provo Temple baptistry. She was also a member of the Knittin' Club, Dancing Friends, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Orem Women's Club, and Yeshira Club. Stewart died December 18, 2006 in Orem, Utah.

Biographical History

Raymond R. Stewart (1910-1995) was a Mormon businessman in Utah.

Raymond Riggs Stewart was born on August 5, 1910 in Provo, Utah to Scott Pease and Myrtle Maiben Stewart. He attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He was known by many as the "Father of Skiing" in Utah County. He pioneered, designed, and constructed Timp Haven Ski Resort (now known as Sundance). He also taught skiing at local resorts and participated in ski races. Stewart organized the Civilian Defense Ski Corps for Mountain Rescue during World War II. Stewart was a member of the Wasatch Mountain Club and Timpanogos Mountain Club. He also enjoyed traveling and spent time in Mexico, Canada, Japan, and Europe.

Stewart was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Ava Beckstrand on November 13, 1934 in the Salt Lake Temple, and they had four children. In his later years he and his wife served a mission for the Church in Manchester, England. Stewart died from Parkinson's disease on November 4, 1995 at his home in Orem, Utah.


10 boxes (5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Barbara Stewart Anderson in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Barbara Stewart Anderson; 2013.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).

These materials relate to a Utah family, whose members belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Processing Information

Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.

Register of Barbara Stewart Anderson collection on Raymond R. and Ava Beckstrand Stewart
Under Revision
Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator.
2013 April 4
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States