Welcome to Cache Valley, Utah and Idaho's

Bear River Chapter

Logan, Utah

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Cache Valley, Utah on a sunny summer day.

Latest News!

    We will recess for July and August and meet again in September to start a new series of events.  Summer is a great time for prospective members to complete membership applications; Registrar Marilyn Swedin is always glad to assist.

     We're  continuing to collect labels from Campbell's products for DAR schools and postage stamps for the Veterans.  Bring them whenever we meet.  Ask family members or friends to save labels and stamps and we can double our contributions!

About our Chapter

    Bear River Chapter members focus their time and energy on leadership training, providing scholarship opportunities, recognition of good citizenship, providing patriotic contests and awards, and in enhancing patriotic education.


National DAR Outstanding Citizen Certificates and medals are annually awarded to local high school graduates.

The National Junior American Contest is promoted yearly to young students on all educational levels. In this nationwide competition four entries in art and essay contests supported by our chapter recently received certificates of recognition and monetary awards.

American History Contest winners

Children of the American Revolution or the C.A.R. has a subsidiary chapter to Bear River Chapter entitled the Cub River Society. Their educational sessions and field trips have been highly successful.

Individual participation in National Conferences is offered annually to Daughters and Junior members who act as DAR Pages in Washington, D. C.

A founding member Carolyn Bushman, who teaches high school, and helped her school to earn the distinction of being the only recognized NASA High School in the State of Utah.  She receives regular training and visits from NASA personnel, and continues to promote scientific learning to students and DAR members.

Future goals and programs of Bear River Chapter include:

  • Expanding and creating monuments to fallen veterans

  • Encouraging local students to participate in a variety of DAR contests

  • Programs about living United States Presidents

  • Expanding our chapter literacy program

  • Nominating candidates for "High School Teacher of the Year" awards

  • Program presentation by High School Valley Forge Contest winner

  • NASA High Schools in Utah update program

  • Honor veterans for military service, including prisoner of war survivors

  • Honor nominee for "Historical Preservation Award"

  • Honor History Professor for service to our chapter and community

  • Marketing food items as fund raisers


Unless otherwise noted, our meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the Logan City Library located at 255 North Main Street, in Logan, Utah.

Officers 2010-2012Bear River Chapter's flag with silhouette of a bear next to a lake in the forest.

Regent Joanne Jensen
Vice Regent  
Chaplain Karen Hansen
Recording Secretary Marilynne Wright
Treasurer Maurine Ward
Registrar Marilyn Swendin
Historian Ruth Lehenbauer
Librarian Carolyn Bushman


(as taken from page 26 of handbook)

Applicant for membership must be no less than 18 years of age. She shall prove lineal blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death. Research assistance is available from Chapter Registrar and other officers. Acceptable service of patriots:

* Signers of the Declaration of Independence

* Military Service

* Civil Service

* Patriotic Service

Eligible children may join the Children of the American Revolution, then advance to Junior Membership at age 16.

When reaching age 18, Junior members become Daughters of the American Revolution.  If you’re interested in Membership, please contact our Regent, Joanne Jensen to learn more about becoming a member of the DAR.

Our Pariots

Marilyn Swedin William Alexander, Lt. Col., VA
Patricia Atkinson John Aust, PS, NC
Sydney Peterson James Billings, Pvt, CT

Carolyn Bushman

Simeon Bradford, CS, VT

Janet Dawson Nathan Fish, Pvt, MA
Jolene Bushman John Henry Bushman, Pvt, PA
Patricia Atkinson John Hinds, Pvt, NC
Crystal Burningham Thomas Hisocok, Pvt, MA
Jacqueline Hyden Elijah Hopkins, Pvt, CT
Ruth Lehenbauer William Horton, Pvt, NY
Marilynne Wright Jacob Jackson, Soldier, NY
Helena Page Robert Johnston, Lt. Col, VT
Maren Harris Moses Knapp, Pvt, CT
Janice Hall Adam Middelton, Pvt, PA

Win Gardner

John Minter, Capt, PA

Joanne Jensen David Page, Capt, NJ
Emalu Hart William Park, Pvt, PA
Maurine Ward Joseph Richards, Pvt, MA
Gwendolyn Johnson John Rohrer, Pvt, PA

Rena Forinash

Isaac See, Cpl, NY

Linda Croft

William Tebbs, CS, VA

Roxanne Gibbons Edmund Terrell, Capt, VA
Karen Hansen Edmund Terrell, Capt, VA

Carolyn Cragun

Josiah Whitney, Sr., Col, MA

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This page last updated 9 Oct 2010

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