October 2016 News and Notes

Lloyd Larson Memorial History Scholarship Created

This month, a new Coyote Foundation scholarship was created in memory of Lloyd Larson, who taught history at Williston High School from 1957 to 1976. His sons, Don, David, and Bill Larson, created the scholarship in memory of their father, to be awarded to a student each year who will pursue a degree in the field of history or education.

Lloyd Jerome Larson was born August 28, 1920 to Olaf and Mary (Johnson) Larson on the family farm in Divide County. He graduated from Arnegard High School. In 1942, graduated from Concordia College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and entered the US Naval Reserve Midshipmen’s School as an ensign. In 1944, he was discharged and returned to the family farm. Lloyd later received an M.A. in school administration from the U of Minnesota in 1953.

He taught in the area schools of Grenora, Hanks, Zahl, Crosby, and Epping, and also taught for one year in Alaska. He finished his teaching career with Williston Public School District #1, teaching history at the junior high and senior high. He taught history at WHS from 1957 to 1976. He was also the President of the Williston Education Association (1965-1966). Lloyd married Mary Ann Valentine on July 9th, 1961. Mary passed away January 13th, 2016.

Lloyd built the Kleen Kar Wash and operated it for 11 years. Lloyd delighted in classical music, sharing meaningful poetry, traveling, reading his Bible, playing whist, and being with his friends and family. He was a longtime member of the Sons of Norway Lodge, Odd Fellows, Toastmasters Club, and First Lutheran Church. Lloyd Larson passed away May 24, 1995 at the age of 74.

If you would like to contribute to the Lloyd Larson Memorial History Scholarship, or you would like to establish a new scholarship in memory of a loved one, please contact us at the Coyote Foundation office at the address listed below. As always, your donations are tax-deductible and very much appreciated.


Alumni Deaths:
Milton Theige, Class of 1959, died 10/12/2016, in Williston, ND
Richard "Dick" Coughlin, Class of 1961, died 9/29/2016, in Williston, ND
Ellen Hill Bjella, Class of 1939, died 10/23/2016, in Williston, ND

Gifts to the Foundation
Diane Hagen, in memory of George Amsden
Linda Stordahl, in memory of Dick Coughlin
Class of 1961, in memory of Dick Coughlin
Jack Long & Sandy Benth, in memory of Dick Coughlin
Joyce Bartels, in memory of Skip Pierce and Dick Coughlin
Don, David, and Bill Larson, in memory of Lloyd Larson -- WHS teacher 1957-1976
Carol Jensen, for the Dick Jensen Memorial Scholarship
Jennifer (Hatlestad) Donais

Coyotes Making Headlines
Boys Cross Country
2nd Place Finish at ND State Meet

All-State Honors -- Leif Everson (2nd place), Keaton Mack (16th place), and Micade Shumway (20th place)

Other Members:
Leif Larsen (27th), Wil Olson (30th), Gunnar Alvarado (31st), Sam Olson (90th), Dominic Martinez (101st), Dalton McKenzie (102nd), and Tyrel Ackman (112th)

Northwest Music Festival Selections --
Kayla Benth, Miranda Broderson, Thad Case, Bastian Doney, Thekla Eichmann,
Abigail Fagerland, Cheyenne Harrison,
Jacob Hernandez, Robert Krom, Megan Michels, Casey Moe, Erin Moe, Emily Morenski, Wesley Nygard, Katie Rehak,
Sophia Rose, Xach Shriver, Brendon Skor, Grace Solomonson, Wesley Thomas, Jami Wells