The Princess Timpanogos Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), welcomes you to our website!

timplake1cdThe chapter was given the name “Princess Timpanogos,” honoring a legendary Indian maiden. The name Timpanogos had been used for the Provo River and Utah Lake. It was also the name of a local tribe of Indians, and it is the name of an 11,750 foot high mountain overlooking the Utah Valley.

One interpretation of the Indian word “Timpanogos” is “sleeping lady.” It was a form the Indians saw in the silhouette of the mountain.  Their legends tell of an Indian princess who was sacrificed to the gods.  A secret lover followed her to the precipice where she was to leap to her death. Thinking he was a god she followed him; and she learned he was not a god but a fellow being, subject to human frailties.  She then realized she had not completed her mission and obligation to her gods and her people; she then leaped to her death.

The huge red heart in a large cave in Mt. Timpanogos is an immense stalactite in the shape and color of a heart. According to Indian legend this formation is the blending of two bleeding hearts: that of the princess and her lover

On February 1, 1960, a meeting was held at the home of Utah State Regent, Mrs. Palmer H. Cushman, in Salt Lake City to organize a fourth chapter in Utah. Mrs. Cushman felt that another chapter was greatly needed which would also serve women in other areas of the state, particularly the Provo area, and to provide Mormon women the opportunity to join the DAR. Application papers for 30 women had been approved by the National Board of Management, and on this day a telegram from the Organizing Secretary General was read to the 17 women present. The chapter would be confirmed at the February 3 national board meeting.

Within the year, women from the Provo area began joining the chapter. Until 1987, meetings were held alternately between the two cities. The first meeting in Provo was held November 6, 1961.  The chapter had an initial membership of 30 and had grown to 101 by 1977. In 1978, several members went at-large to help form the new Lake Bonneville Chapter (now merged with the Uintah Chapter); and in 1987, 21 members living in the Provo area transferred into the Wasatch Range Chapter NSDAR of Provo. Because of high gas prices and other considerations, it became more convenient and economical not to drive the 50 miles between the two cities.

Our Patriots

Daughter Patriot, State of Service, Rank
Barbara Dalby Abrahams, Henry, Jr., PA, 2LT
Frances Gooley Baskett, William, VA, 2LT/PS
Patricia Jessie Bridgham, John, MA, CAPT
Jennifer Gray Burdick, Gideon, NY, PVT
Mary Hamblin Burdick, Gideon, NY, PVT
Melissa Holbrook Burdick, Gideon, NY, PVT
Carol Jeanfreau Burdick, Gideon, NY, PVT
Mary Olson Burdick, Gideon, NY, PVT
Frances Merrill Caldwell, Alexander, Jr., PA, PVT
LeNae Boyett Carter, John, VA, SOL
Mary Alice Brinley Carter, John, VA, SOL
Frances Gooley Cash, Warren, VA, PVT
Stephanie Martin Cash, Warren, VA, PVT
Edna Richards Chipman, Barnabas Lathrop, VT, PVT
Elaine Janeway Claiborne, Richard, VA, BG 
Marilyn Barker Covenhoven, Dominicus , NJ
Gillian Dickensen Dick, Jacob, PA, PVT
Christine Wiggins Dockstader, John, NY, CPL
Mary Roberts Gammon, Jesse, NC, PVT
Wendy Hacking Goodwin, Levi, CT, PVT
Judy Mayfield Goodwin, Levi, CT, PVT
Krista McDonough Goodwin, Levi, CT, PVT
Shirley Nelson Goodwin, Levi, CT, PVT
Elvira White Goodwin, Levi, CT, PVT
Lynda Smith Greenway, Joseph, PA, LT/PS
Kathleen England Hanks, Elijah, CT, PVT/PS
Verla Cope Hiscock, Thomas Hiscock, MA, PVT
Elaine Holbrook Holbrook, John Holbrook, MA, PVT
Leah Mancini Hooker, Horace Hooker, CT, PS
Nena Reisner Knick, William,  MD, PVT
Jerry Niederhauser Knowlton, Daniel, CT, LT/PS
Marelynn Zipser Nelson, Thomas , VA, SOL
Frances Gooley Pace, John, VA, PS
Jerry Niederhauser Perry, Abijah, NH, PVT
Beverly Layton Putnam, Jacob, Sr., NH, PS
Jerry Niederhauser Quattlebaum, Johannes, SC, CS
Helen Clayton Reynolds, Bernard, VA, PVT
Lynne McDonough Richards, Joseph, MA, PVT
Harriet Rasmussen Richards, Joseph, MA, PVT
Judy Turner Savage, Levin, NC, PVT
Dorothy Hudman Shreve, Israel, NJ, COL
Harriet Arrington Smith, Samuel, Sr., MA, PS
Heidi Swinton Smith, Samuel, Sr., MA, PS
Frances Gooley Straughn, John, VA, PVT
Margery Gold Thomas, Henry, VA, PVT
Diana Lee Walker, Simeon, CT, PVT
Marianne McDonough Walker, Simeon, CT, PVT
Mary Hansen Wallace, Joseph, NC, PS
Berenice Morris Warriner, Reuben, MA, CPL
Lynne McDonough West, Daniel, MA, CPL
Camillia Olson Wheeler, Oliver, MA, PVT
Elizabeth Roybal Willoughby, Edlyne, VA, PVT
Sonja Roybal Willoughby, Edlyne, VA, PVT
Cherie Barnes Woodbury, John, MA, PVT
Carol Howard Woodbury, John, MA, PVT


BG — Brigadier General
CAPT — Captain
COL — Colonel
CPL — Corporal
CS — Civil Service
LT — Lieutenant
2LT — Second Lieutenant
PS — Patriotic Service
PVT — Private
SOL — Soldier