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McPhie, Walter E., 1926-2009

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1926-2009

Biographical History

Walter McPhie (1926-2009) was a Mormon teacher and scholar.

Walter McPhie was born on March 20, 1926, in Ogden, to Walter and Heva McPhie. He had a twin brother. He graduated from Ogden High School in 1944 and served in the Army Air Corps from 1944-1946. He graduated from Weber Jr. College, then went on to the University of Utah and Stanford University for his graduate degrees. McPhie served a mission in France, Switzerland, and Belgium from 1947-1949. He married Marilyn Jones in the Logan Temple in 1951. They had four children. McPhie taught in public schools in Utah and California from 1953-1957, then held administrative and professional positions at Brigham Young University from 1959-1963. He also worked at Haile Selassie I University in Ethiopia from 1963-1965, 1967-1968, and 1970, and at the University of Utah from 1965-1996. He served in chuch as a teacher, counselor in the Bishopric, Stake High Council, Stake Sunday School President, Stake Teacher Improvement coordinator, and other callings. He and his wife also sang as members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for many years. He travelled to numerous places researching education, including China, Egypt, and Israel. He developed international seminars for teachers in these places. He died on December 19, 2009, and was buried in Larkin Sunset Gardens, Sandy, Utah.

Citation

"Walter McPhie: Obituary," Deseret News, December 22, 2009. (born on March 20, 1926, in Ogden, to Walter and Heva McPhie; twin brother; graduated from Ogden High School in 1944 and served in the Army Air Corps from 1944-1946; graduated from Weber Jr. College, then went on to the University of Utah and Stanford University for his graduate degrees; served a mission in France, Switzerland, and Belgium from 1947-1949; married Marilyn Jones in the Logan Temple in 1951; had four children; taught in public schools in Utah and California from 1953-1957, then held administrative and professional positions at Brigham Young University from 1959-1963; also worked at Haile Selassie I University in Ethiopia from 1963-1965, 1967-1968, and 1970, and at the University of Utah from 1965-1996; served in chuch as a teacher, counselor in the Bishopric, Stake High Council, Stake Sunday School President, Stake Teacher Improvement coordinator, and other callings; sang as member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for many years; travelled to numerous places researching education, including China, Egypt, and Israel; developed international seminars for teachers in these places; died on December 19, 2009, and was buried in Larkin Sunset Gardens, Sandy, Utah)

Ancestry.com, May 9, 2012 (Walter McPhie, b. 1926; born March 20, 1926; died December 19, 2009)

FamilySearch.org, May 9, 2012 (Walter McPhie, b. 1926; lived in Utah)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Walter McPhie papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8038
Scope and Contents Contains the professional and personal papers of Walter McPhie. Materials include published journals with articles authored by McPhie, dissertations, theses, and other papers written by McPhie during his education, outlines for teaching courses on teacher improvement and gospel instruction, and other files. All materials pertain to the topic of secondary teacher education, teaching religious topics, or McPhie's life and family. Dated circa 1959-2009.
Dates: approximately 1959-2009