The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized solely for historical, educational, and public purposes and is completely non-political and non-sectarian. It is dedicated to perpetuating the names and achievements of those men, women, and children who founded Utah. They seek to encompass a broad scope of services ranging from the preservation of historic landmarks to the education of thousands of school children and other citizens about their pioneer forebears. Join us in welcoming this year's queen and attendants for the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
Queen — Renee N. Warner
Renee was married to the deceased Dale J. Warner and has five children, 13 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren. Her pioneer forefathers are Lorin Farr the first mayor of Ogden and first LDS Church Stake President, and Richard Ballantyne, the founder of the Sunday schools for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has been a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers for 30 years. During that time she has been a lesson leader, Camp President, Company President, registrar, and is currently I serving as the Secretary of the Weber County Daughters of the Pioneer’s museum board. Renee has loved each one of the positions and has not only enjoyed the service, but loved the Daughters she’s been privileged to serve and have fun times with. Renee feels it’s an honor to be the queen representing this great organization during the Ogden Pioneers Days celebration and looks forward to the time of celebration with eager anticipation.
DaLane Ryan Miller
DaLane was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Heber. Her pioneer forefather is Andrew Jackson Allen. Her parents were Ernest J. and Lucille Ryan. She married Thomas J. Miller and had six children, Jeff, Michelle, Allen, Chris, Melanie and Mandy. They also have 25 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. DaLane has served in DUP as Captain, Secretary and Music Director in Camp Sego Lily. She has also served as President of Weber Far South Center Company, Custodian of Artifacts, and on the Weber County Museum Board as the Gift Counter Director.
Beverly G. Heslop
Beverly was born May 12, 1933 in Ogden to Christian S. and Vera Stoker Graves. She has lived in Ogden all her life. Beverly married Ivan J. Heslop on June 17, 1953 and was married 52 years before he passed away. They have five children, 18 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She joined DUP on April 23, 1964 as one of the original members of Camp College Heights, and has served in every office of the camp over the years. Beverly also served on the Weber Far South Center Company Board for the past 15 years, with 12 of those years as Company Treasurer. Her pioneer ancestor is David Stoker. He came to Utah in 1848 in Brigham Young’s company and settled in Bountiful. David served in the militia organized to protect the settlers. He served as a first counselor and then was ordained a Bishop by Lorenzo Snow and served in these offices for 33 years. He served as a Davis County Commissioner and a probate judge in Davis County.Beverly is honored to be chosen as an attendant to represent the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers in this year’s July 24 celebration.