Adm. Walter F. Boone, 97, superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy from 1954 to 1956 as part of a 40-year military career, died Sunday in Washington, D.C., of a heart attack. The former naval aviator received a Silver Star while executive officer of the aircraft carrier Enterprise during an attack by Japanese planes at the Battle of Santa Cruz during World War II. He also was commander of the carrier Yorktown, chief of staff for the commander of the 7th Fleet and head of a carrier division. He retired from active duty in 1960 as U.S. representative to the military and standing committee of NATO.
Oakley S. Evans, 82, former president of ZCMI department stores and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, died Tuesday in St. George, Utah. For 37 years he was affiliated with J.C. Penney Co., working in New York City as the company's vice president of real estate and corporate development and board member. He later worked for ZCMI. He also was head of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1975 to 1984.