Maria L. Salazar y Trujillo

She opened her home and her heart to dozens of foster children. Maria L. Salazar y Trujillo was born February 7, 1902, in Cebolla, New Mexico, to Katarino and Anna Maria Riberio Trujillo. On September 14, 1926, she married Jose Tobias Salazar. They eventually made Salt Lake City their home. After raising her own family, Salazar devoted her life to …

George Von Elm

He was the Utah golfer who defeated the great Bobby Jones. George (Gix) Von Elm was one of Utah’s greatest amateur golfers and in the early 1960s was named Utah Golfer of the Century. Gix was born in Salt Lake City on March 20, 1901, to Jacob H. and Marie Demmer Von Elm. He attended West High where he was …

Ruey Hazlet Wiesley

“First in war, first in peace…” describes this woman’s efforts. Born on June 25, 1886, to William N. and Mary Hazlet in Leon, Iowa, Ruey attended Iowa State Teachers College and taught school in Leon before her marriage on June 22, 1910, to Otto A. Wiesley. In 1921 the Wiesleys moved to Richmond, Utah. Ruey served as matron, librarian, and …