The “People and Personalities” page honors individuals who have a personal, residential, Mother Town/Home Town tie to Parowan.

Adams, Fred C.

  • Founder, Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Benson, James L.

  • Lt.Colonel, Utah National Guard.

Benson, John V., 1935-2005.

  • Drafted to play professional basketball. (Drafted into Korean War, never played in NBA).

Benson, Lloyd A.

  • Utah National Guard, Deteur Digniori Award.

Dalley, Max S., 1915-2009.

  • Colonel, Utah National Guard.
  • Bronze Star Recipient, WWII.

Dalton, Edward Meeks, 1852-1886.

  • See: Unwilling Martyr: The Death of Young Ed Dalton by Fae Decker Dix. Utah Historical Quarterly, Spring 1973.
  • See: Unwilling Martyr Revisited by Steven D. Decker. Iron County Journal, 2009.

Decker, Bruce (PHS Athletics and Coach, 1953-1955, Principal, 1964-1971).

  • Utah Sports Hall of Fame, Distinguished High School Coaches, 1986.

Decker, George W.,1864-1946.

  • President, Southern Utah University (then Branch Normal School), 1904-1913.

Decker, Mahonri Moriancumer, 1868-1943.

  • See: Never Change a Song by Fae Decker Dix. Utah Historical Quarterly, Summer 1976.

Decker, Rodney Dalton.

  • Provost, Southern Utah University.
  • Dean, Southern Utah University.
  • Utah Sports Hall of Fame, Utah Sports Officials Hall of Honor, 2008.

Durham, George Homer, 1911-1985.

  • Adacemic Vice President, University of Utah.
  • President, Arizona State University, 1960-1969.
  • Commissioner and Executive Officer, Utah System of Higher Education, 1969-1976.
  • First Quorum of Seventy, Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1977-1985.
  • LDS Church Historian and Recorder, 1982-1985.

Halterman, Daryl R.

  • Lt. Col., United States Air Force

Hulet, Leslie.

  • Professional Jockey; 25,286 races, 3,816 wins, 10,698 first, second, or third placings, $18,847,169 winnings (reflects race winnings not individual income).

Matheson, Scott Milne, 1929-1990.

  • Governor of Utah, 1977-1985. Spent childhood and summers in Parowan. Announced candidacy from Parowan. Buried in Parowan.

Miller, Gary.

  • Colonel, Executive Officer to I-CORPS Command.

Miller, James M.

  • Adjutent General, Utah National Guard, 1994-2000.
  • Dean of Education, Southern Utah University.

Morris, J. Clair.

  • Superintendent, Iron County School District.

Mitchell, Joseph Harold,1895-1990.

  • Utah State House of Representatives, 1965-1973.

Pendleton, Calvin Crane.

  • See: Dr. Calvin Crane Pendleton by Mark A. Pendleton. Utah Historical Quarterly, 1942, p. 34-37.

Richards, Alma Wilford, 1890-1963.

Stowell, Dennis Earl, 1944-2011.

  • Utah State Senator, 2006-2011. (Parowan City Mayor, Iron County Commissioner).

Tobler, Robert W. (resident 1972 – present).

  • NCAA 400 meter champion, 1964 (tied); qualified for US Olympic Trials, 1964.