About Duane

Duane and Sharon HiattAfter the days of The Three D’s, Duane was a radio announcer, then Director of Communications for the Division of Continuing Education at Brigham Young University. He was a writer of “The Spoken Word” for broadcasts of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, author of the book Overcoming Personal Loss and composer of the song “Follow the Prophet.” He is listed in Who’s Who in American Writers and Poets, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who in the West, and Personalities of the West and Midwest.

He was president of America’s Freedom Festival at Provo, Utah, and under his direction the city received the George Washington Medal of Honor from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served twice as a bishop and twice as a high councilor. He served a mission in the Tonga Islands. His first wife Diane, the mother of their 15 children, died of Cancer. He then married Sharon Johnson, a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother to their 53 (and one on the way) grandchildren. They served a mission to the Caribbean Islands. Sharon is also a talented pianist and singer. She and Duane perform programs of music, comedy and narration on western history, Porter Rockwell, Abraham Lincoln, strengthening families, and personal motivation.

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