Delance & Dorothy Squire Nursing Education Endowed Scholarship
The Delance & Dorothy Squire Nursing Education Endowed Scholarship was established in November of 1999 to benefit students enrolled in the nursing program at Utah Valley University, with preference given to single parents, based on need.
Dorothy Squire was born September 15, 1922, in Hurricane, Utah, the third child of Claud and Anne Hirschi. She spent her childhood in Hurricane and graduated from Hurricane High School in 1940. She graduated from Dixie College in 1942, where she was very busy with drama and music. She served as a student body officer and was voted Queen of the Fine Arts’ celebration.
Dorothy married her sweetheart, DeLance Squire, on December 23, 1942, in the St. George Temple. Shortly after their marriage, she was able to be with her husband as he served in the Army Air Corps. The couple moved to Provo after the war and finished school at Brigham Young University. They made their home in Orem in 1948.
Dorothy had the unusual talent of only seeing the good in people. This quality enabled her to find friends everywhere she went.
DeLance W. Squire
DeLance was born October 25, 1919, the oldest of ten children born to Loren D. Squire and Amelia Sanders of LaVerkin, Utah.
DeLance served a mission to the eastern states, and upon arriving home married Dorothy Hirschi. He worked for over 40 years as a Certified Public Accountant with a number of firms before founding the CPA firm of Squire & Squire. He spent the last 10 years of his career as the executive director of Community Economic Development of Orem.
DeLance was the mayor of Orem from 1982 through 1985. He has served as chair of the board of directors of Orem Community Hospital and Timpanogos Regional Hospital and as a board member of the Mountain View Hospital in Payson. He was chair of the Board of Trustees of Utah Valley University for two years.
DeLance was awarded an honorary doctorate from UVU. He also received the Arthur V. Watkins Outstanding Citizen Award and the Outstanding Citizen award from the Utah State Chamber of Commerce.
DeLance considered his greatest achievement to be his marriage to Dorothy and their children, who call him the greatest dad in the world.
Dorothy passed away in 2008 after a brief illness, and DeLance followed her in 2011. The endowed scholarship they created together has benefited nursing students for several decades and their example will continue to shape the next generation of UVU students in the years to come.