In Memoriam: Delynne Butcher Peay, 1951-2014

Peay-DelynneDelynne Peay, instructor and senior lecturer in the department of dance at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, died on January 13 from complications of influenza. She was 62 years old.

Peay was born in Salt Lake City and grew up in Murray, Utah. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University where she founded the International Folk Dance team. After graduation she joined the faculty at Brigham Young University in 1974 and at the time of her death was the university’s longest-serving faculty member. She taught classes in tap dancing, folk dancing, and the world of dance.

“Delynne was a woman of great energy and life,” said dance department chair, Marilyn Berrett. “She gave so much to the world of dance and will be dearly missed. She has certainly left a large set of shoes to fill.”

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