These obituaries are for people who died during 2011. They are listed in reverse chronological order. All of our obituaries have been collected by ASURA volunteers, primarily from the Arizona Republic. They have been edited for use in ASURA publications.

 Ray Clinton Archibald29 Dec 2011Ray Clinton Archibald, 86, passed away December 29, 2011. He attended schools in Almena, KS and Colorado Springs, CO and was in the Merchant Marines on the supply ship Arizona during WWII. He and his first wife had a son. Later Ray remarried, and he and his wife moved to Tempe, AZ in 1963. Ray worked in the Air Conditioning and Heating Dept. of ASU until his retirement in 1987. Survivors include his wife Annie, a son, many nieces and nephews and other relatives. Ray was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Joan Lee Oliver
Joan Lee Oliver29 Dec 2011Joan Lee Oliver, 85, died on December 29, 2011. Joan was an elementary school teacher at Phoenix Country Day School and an avid traveler and bridge player. She earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Washington State University and a Master's degree in Education from ASU. Joan taught in Daly City and Yuba City, California, in the Isaac School District in Phoenix, and finally for 20 years at PCDS. She and her husband lived in Rome, Italy, and The Hague, Netherlands, during their early years together. They visited over 100 countries, continuing their international travel into their eighties, and circling the globe at least twice. Joan’s husband, Robert Sheldon Oliver, passed away in 2010. He was an ASU Professor Emeritus of Architecture. Joan is survived by her brother, four children and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Terraces on Wednesday, January 4, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of the Valley.
 Mary Gray Campoy28 Dec 2011Mary Gray Campoy, 88, passed away on December 28, 2011. Mary is predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Humberto, a brother. a half sister and her parents. She is survived by a sister, three sons, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mary started at the 8th Street School and graduated from Tempe High School in 1943. She lived with her husband and sons on 7th Street from 1948 through 1953, in a place known as the "Barrio." The family later moved into their new home on 16th Street and that's where Mary stayed for 57 years. Mary was employed at ASU. A Memorial Service was held at Tempe First United Methodist Church, 215 E. University Dr. in Tempe, on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Contributions in Mary's name may be made to the Tempe United Methodist Church.
 Owen Wenger Morgan28 Dec 2011Dr. Owen Wenger Morgan, 80, died on December 28, 2011. He was an ASU faculty member from 1968 to 1999. During his tenure, nearly 100,000 students passed through his classes and he was popularly known on campus as "O.M.". He attended Grinnell College. After Army services in the Pacific during World War II, Owen resumed his education at Grinnell and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Nebraska. He spent two additional years in advanced specialization in family relationships and human development at the Merrill-Palmer Institute in Detroit. During his teaching career, he served on the faculties of Oklahoma State University, the Merrill-Palmer Institute, Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, CA, and ASU. He retired at age 77. Owen was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Marifloyd, a son, two daughters and four grandchildren. At Owen's request, no services are planned. Instead, he hoped that people who wish to honor his memory will do so in their own way.
 Jason Charles Engle27 Dec 2011Jason Charles Engle passed away December 27, 2011. Jason earned his Electrical Journeyman degree and worked for ASU. Jason is survived by his parents and a son. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11:00 am at Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made in Jason's name to the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006. Please visit to share memories with Jason's family.
Susan SotoSusan Soto11 Dec 2011Susan Soto, 53, passed away on December 11, 2011. (ASURA just learned of her death through Kim Kendall, a former co-worker.) Susan earned a BS degree in Marketing from W.P. Carey School of Business, ASU, and a Masters in Educational Media & Computers also from ASU. Susan began working at ASU in 1991 as an advertising specialist. Her role grew to include public relations and special events. She oversaw development and management of the station’s Emmy award-winning website and launched Eight early into social media via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. She received four Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards between 2003 and 2011. When she left ASU in 2011 she was a Broadcast Promotion & Advertising Specialist Senior. At the time of her death, she was employed at Childplay, Inc., in Tempe, as a Media Specialist. She is survived by her brothers. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix.
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Esther Valezuela Martinez
Esther Valezuela Martinez9 Dec 2011Esther Valezuela Martinez, 62, passed away on December 9th 2011. She is predeceased by her parents and seven siblings. She is survived by four children, three siblings and eight grandchildren. Esther loved to cook, and loved her music. She was known for her independence: she marched to her own drummer. Esther was part of another “family,” the group who worked at ASU’s Polytechnic campus when the campus was just getting started. She was known by colleagues for her competence, good humor, directness, kindness, and generosity, especially efforts to raise funds for the annual United Way drive. She was a good employee and a fine campus citizen. All who knew her at Poly will miss her. Her service was held December 16, 2011. The family suggests donations in Esther's honor to Mesa United Way. Please visit
William Dean MagersWilliam Dean Magers5 Nov 2011Dr. William Dean Magers, 77, passed away on November 5, 2011. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister. He is survived by two brothers, a nephew, two nieces and his companion dogs. William graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara and received his Doctorate in Musical Arts with a major in viola from the University of Southern California. He was a Professor Emeritus of Viola at ASU. Before joining the faculty at ASU, he taught at the University of Illinois, the University of Southern Illinois and at New College. He performed with the Santa Rosa Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, New College Quartet and the Walden String Quartet. He studied with Paul Rolland, John Garvey and Milton Thomas and others and lectured and performed worldwide for the Rolland International String Workshops and was a member of the string faculty at the Meadowmount School of Music for five years. He had been an active freelance violist in New York City and had performed with the solo winds of the New York Philharmonic. He also recorded and was the recipient of many musical awards especially related to the teaching of music. His students have consistently won awards in local, state and national competitions and many are performing and teaching throughout the United States. After retiring from ASU he maintained a private teaching studio at the Mesa Violin Studios with Patricia Cosand and Cathy Worcester, and he continued to give music lessons at his assisted living residence almost until the time of his passing. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service, Monday, November 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Santa Rosa Memorial Park, 1900 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. Entombment will follow. A Memorial Service will be held, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 2222 So. Price Road, Tempe, AZ 85282. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to the William Magers Scholarship at the ASU Foundation. Checks may be made payable to the ASU Foundation and sent to the ASU Foundation, Attn: Office of Financial Services, P.O. Box 2260, Tempe, AZ 85280-2260.
Caroline CarpenterCaroline Carpenter4 Nov 2011Caroline Carpenter, 50, passed away on November 4, 2011. She worked for many years at the ASU Foundation. Caroline is survived by her husband, her mother, a sister, aunt and three cousins. Viewing will be held at Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 South Dobson Road, Mesa on Wednesday Nov. 9 from 5 to 8 pm. Memorial Services will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1035 East Guadalupe Road, Tempe on Thursday, Nov. 10th at 10:30 a.m. Donations can be made to any no-kill animal shelter.
Martin William QuinnMartin William Quinn31 Oct 2011Martin (Marty) William Quinn, 81, passed away on October 31, 2011. Marty graduated from ASU College of Engineering in 1958. He was very active in the engineering college and taught for the College of Engineering at ASU. He worked most of his career as project manager for Maricopa County Community Colleges constructing the local campuses, and retired in 1992. Marty is survived by Joan, his wife of 60 years and a son. The family will host a Celebration of Life on Nov. 19 starting at 3PM at his son's home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Martin Quinn to Hospice of the Valley , 1510 E. Flower St., Phx, AZ 85014.
Ronald GreeleyRonald Greeley27 Oct 2011Ronald Greeley,72, passed away on October 27, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Cynthia (Cindy) Moody Greeley, a son, three grandchildren and two brothers. He is preceded in death by a daughter. Ron received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in geology from Mississippi State University, and his doctorate from the University of Missouri at Rolla. Ron was a planetary geologist and Regents' Professor at ASU. He has been involved in lunar and planetary missions since 1967 when he worked at NASA’s Ames Research Center in preparation for the Apollo missions to the Moon. His research in planetary geology has contributed significantly to our understanding of planetary bodies within our solar system. Ron began teaching at ASU in 1977 with a joint professorship in the Department of Geology and the Center for Meteorite Studies. He served as Department Chair and later as Interim Director during the establishment of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU. He was a pioneer in the planetary geology field, served as the director of the NASA-ASU Regional Planetary Image Facility and principal investigator of the Planetary Aeolian Laboratory at NASA-Ames Research Center. He served on and chaired many NASA and National Academy of Science panels and he was involved in nearly every major space probe mission flown in the solar system since the Apollo Moon landings. He was an an Alumni Fellow of Mississippi State University, an Overseas Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge University, England and a Research Fellow of the University of London Observatory, London, England. A celebration of Ron's life will be held on Monday, November 7, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2707 S. College Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282 (corner of College and Alameda). All are welcome. Visitation is 2:30 to 3:45 with the memorial service beginning at 4:00 pm. Interment will be in Gulfport, MS at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the ASU Foundation for the Ronald Greeley Memorial Endowment, c/o the School of Earth and Space Exploration, PO Box 871404, ASU, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404.
June Patricia PayneJune Patricia Payne27 Oct 2011June Patricia Payne, 81, passed away on October 27, 2011. She was born in Socorro, New Mexico, but her family moved to Arizona shortly afterward. She is survived by eight first cousins by the names of Forsman, Payne, Pierce and Todd. June graduated from North Phoenix High School and Arizona State College. June was an associate editor for the Arizona Beverage Journal and had a twenty eight year career in academic publications for ASU. She joined Arizona Press Women and served in several state offices. June was active in the Photographic Society of America and the ASU Retirees Association for which she established a living history video project for members. She was the proud member of a pioneer Arizona family and had just completed a book called "I Must Go There Someday" which was a historical account of the Payne family. A gathering of close friends and family will be held on Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. in a private home. We will be sharing our wonderful memories. Information can be had if you call Marv or Betsy Todd at 602-943-2900. Her colleague Dean Smith has added the following remembrance of June: “June was the first editor I hired (1960) for the new Bureau of Publications at ASU, and she served with great skill in that position for 28 years, even after I retired at the end of 1983. I have never had a more competent colleague. Moreover, she was so very good at pleasing all those whom we served. I’ll never forget that she planned and carried out the surprise retirement dinner for me, at which she managed to get top executives of ASU and even Governor Bruce Babbitt to come and speak. Quite a feat! June was completely selfless, never wanting any public recognition of her fine work. She was a tireless worker for the ASU Retirees Association, her camera club and Arizona Press Women. Her passing has robbed me of one of my best friends, and I will never forget her."
Takayori AtsumiTakayori Atsumi18 Oct 2011Takayori "Taki" Atsumi,77, passed away on October 18, 2011. Taki was Professor of Cello at ASU for 36 years, and Principal Cellist of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra for 19. During his years at ASU, he formed the Arizona Cello Society and was instrumental in establishing the American Cello Council, bringing several Congresses (and countless artists and colleagues) from all over the world to AZ. Among his accomplishments, he was awarded the prestigious Chevalier de Violoncelle from Indiana University in 1994 and was a founding member of the ASU Emeritus College. He is survived by three siblings, his wife, Sally, two daughters, a son, four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother. There will be a private family ceremony this week, and a celebration of life and concert in his honor in the spring 2012 (information to be posted on his facebook page: In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that well-wishers post photos, stories, thoughts and memories of Taki on his Facebook wall, and that they make contributions to the Takayori Atsumi Endowment Scholarship at ASU: ASU Foundation, Att'n. Office of Financial Services, P.O. Box 2360, Tempe, AZ 85280-2360.
 David Krus12 Oct 2011David Krus, 71, passed away October 12, 2011. David was born in Susice, Czechoslovakia, (shortly after the country was annexed by Nazi Germany). After his country was occupied by the Soviet Union, he was drafted into military service. He suffered a disabling injury, and when released, he was given a permit to immigrate to the United States. He then studied statistics at the University of Minnesota and was awarded his PhD. Subsequently, he worked for a brief time at the University of Southern California. In 1975 he became an Assistant Professor at ASU, where he taught for 30 years. He also taught or did research at universities in Germany, France, Japan, Taiwan and China. Dave was a leader in the development and dissemination of order analysis and visual statistics, a computer based system for dynamically portraying statistical relationships. He published Principles of Statistics: Data Visualization and Statistics; The East-West Dimension: Wars and Conflict Resolutions in Chinese and Western Societies; The War with Japan, and numerous other books and articles. These were important contributions to teaching, research, and conflict resolution research. He was also a strong advocate for world peace. David is survived by his wife Yung, two daughters and a sister. Remembrance written by Ed Nelson, ASU Professor Emeritus.
Thomas Arthur Stewart, Sr.Thomas Arthur Stewart, Sr.4 Oct 2011Thomas Arthur Stewart, Sr., 76, passed away Oct. 4, 2011. Tom was an electrician, educated at Phoenix Tech in Arizona. He worked for IBM for years, then Technical Services Inc. in Arizona, then at ASU where he was energy manager. He later worked for a contractor installing energy management systems from Cantwell north to Barrow in federal, state, and private office buildings and schools. He eventually worked to maintain the same systems for the Fairbanks North Star Borough from where he retired. Tom and his wife, Mary, resided in Salcha, Alaska from 1984 until 2008. They both retired from public service in 1998. Tom was predeceased by his wife, Mary Jean, in 2009. He is survived by six children, 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five brothers. A service for Tom and Mary was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Kodiak. At Tom's request, the service was for both Tom and Mary, as she preceded him by nearly two years. Memorial donations may be sent to Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research.
Spiro CakosSpiro Cakos28 Sep 2011Spiro Cakos, 85, former Sales Supervisor of Exxon Company USA, died September 28, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee "Susie" Cakos. His first wife Mary Pat ("Burns") died in 1998. Spiro's three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Spiro was a graduate of Armstrong College in Berkeley, CA. He spent many years volunteering with St. Vincent DePaul and ASU West Volunteer Department. Visitation will be Sunday, October 2, from 6-8pm at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Funeral Mass will be Monday, October 3 at 10am at St. Gregory Catholic Church, 3424 N. 18th Avenue. Private Interment at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 or Adopt-A-Student, St. Gregory Church, 3424 N. 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015.
Janet Louise BellJanet Louise Bell24 Sep 2011Janet Louise Bell, 68, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2011. She is survived by a son, a daughter and five grandchildren. The family extends their sincere gratitude to the amazing staff at Hospice of the Valley, Coronado Home. Dr. Bell was a nine year survivor of breast cancer who experienced numerous health challenges over the years. In spite of these hurdles, she traveled the world with family and friends, and was thoroughly committed to the field of Social Work. She began her career with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from CUNY/Queens College in New York. When her parents retired to Mesa, Arizona, she followed with her children, and completed a Master's degree in Social Work at ASU. Janet worked in diverse settings throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area including the American Indian Nursing Home, Good Samaritan Hospital and the Veteran's Administration Hospital. She went on to obtain her PhD from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio, and subsequently accepted an associate professorship at Michigan State University, School of Social Work, in Lansing, Michigan. While there, she found her niche mentoring foreign students. When South Korea was selected as the site for the 1993 World's fair, she developed a semester program of class work abroad, which enabled several of her students to serve as guides and interpreters at the United States exhibit, while earning college credits. She eventually accepted a position as an associate professor in the School of Social Work at ASU. Dr. Bell was considered an authority in the field of critical incident stress debriefing, which considers the debilitating effects of disaster relief on first responders. Working with the American Red Cross and other international relief organizations, she supported emergency personnel following a typhoon in Guam, the Northridge earthquake in Southern California and after a disastrous airliner crash outside a remote village in South Korea, to name but a few. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating to “The Failthful City”, a project near and dear to Janet's heart. It is an outreach ministry under the direction of Sanghoon Yoo, Associate pastor, City in the Desert Metro Church. For further information, please contact Pastor Yoo at (480) 703-6993. There will be a church service and a celebration of Janet's life on Sunday, October 9, 3:00pm at City in the Desert Metro Church, 1040 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, Arizona 85281. In accordance with her wishes, Janet's cremains will be interred in St. Michael's Churchyard, Cropthorne, England, her mother's ancestral home.
 John Weston Klock22 Sep 2011John Weston Klock,82, passed away on September 22, 2011. He is survived by a daughter, a son, two grandsons and two step-children. John received his undergraduate degree from USC and served in the Public Health Service before returning to school to receive his Masters degree and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. John accepted a professorship with ASU where he taught and did research for 30 years in his chosen field of Environmental Engineering. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 1:00PM at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale with a reception to follow. A private interment will be held at a later date in South Elgin, IL where he will be joining his father, grandparents and other family members. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Linda Kathryn McEndreeLinda Kathryn McEndree20 Sep 2011Linda Kathryn McEndree, 69, passed away September 20, 2011. Linda earned a B.S. in Political Science at ASU in 1983. She worked at ASU Law College and also enjoyed working at the Phoenix Country Club. She is survived by two children, four grandchildren, her mother and a brother.
Ronald H. Alvarado
Ronald H. Alvarado9 Sep 2011Ronald H. Alvarado,77, passed away September 9, 2011. Ron earned his BS degree from UC Riverside and his MS and Ph.D. from Washington State University. He began his career as a zoo-physiology professor at Oregon State University before moving to ASU in 1974. During his tenure at ASU, he also served as Department Chair, Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and President of the Faculty Senate. In addition to his work at ASU, Ron served as a Program Director of Physiology with the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC. After a lifetime of teaching and research, Ron served as Associate Dean for ASU's College of Extended Education creating degree completion programs for adult learners. After retirement, he joined the Science faculty of the School of Liberal Studies as Professor Emeritus and was instrumental in the development of the general laboratories for ASU's Downtown Campus. His enthusiastic instruction led many students to become doctors and scientists. Ron continued to share his love of science by teaching elementary and high school students as a volunteer. Ron is preceded in death by his parents and his brother. He is survived by his beloved wife, Gerry, three daughters, four siblings, ten grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Ron's life will be held on Saturday, September 17th at 2 p.m. at the Tempe Women's Club at 1290 South Mill Avenue, Tempe. AZ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of the Valley.
Shirley Marlene HombakerShirley Marlene Hombaker27 Aug 2011Shirley Marlene Hombaker, 76, died Saturday, August 27, 2011. She worked at ASU where she retired in 1996. She was preceded in death by husband, Frank Hombaker, a son and a sister. She is survived by a daughter, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other kinfolk. Viewing is Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe. Mass will be held at Mount Carmel Church, 2121 S. Rural Road, Tempe at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Burial will follow in the Green Acres Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale.
Alta May MillerAlta May Miller22 Aug 2011Alta May Miller,91, passed away on August 22, 2011. Alta received her undergraduate degree in Music Education from the University of Kansas in 1942. She worked as an elementary classroom teacher in Glasco, KS for many years, then moved to Lawrence, KS where she was a secretary in the Political Science Department for six years. She moved to Tempe in 1966 and worked for the City of Tempe and then at ASU as a secretary in the Educational Psychological Department until retiring. She will be greatly missed by her two children, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Alta May ispreceded in death by her husband, William E. Miller. A Memorial Service to celebrate Alta May's life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, August 26, 2011 at Friendship Village, 2525 E. Southern Ave. in Tempe.
K. Forbis JordanK. Forbis Jordan16 Aug 2011Dr. K. Forbis Jordan, 81, passed away Aug. 16, 2011. His undergraduate and masters degrees were from Western Kentucky University. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He earned his doctorate from Indiana University. Dr. Jordan's career spanned 45 years as a teacher, basketball coach, high school principal and university professor. He was a professor at three major research universities: Indiana University, University of Florida, and ASU. He served as the senior education research analyst for the Congressional Research Service of the U.S. Library of Congress during the Carter and Reagan administrations. He was recognized as a national school finance expert and received the Outstanding Service Award from the Association for Education Finance and Policy in 1990. Dr. Jordan's professional life was devoted to the improvement of public school finance equity and adequacy. His work focused on states' equitable funding for children at-risk of not completing school and for children with disabilities. He is survived by his wife, Teresa, three children, two stepsons and four grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his honor may be made to support graduate student scholarships at one of the following institutions: Indiana University Foundation, P.O. Box 500, Bloomington, IN 47402; University of Florida Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 14425, Gainesville, FL 32604; or Arizona State University Foundation, P.O. Box 2260, Tempe, AZ 85280-2260.
Dorothy Anne DoyleDorothy Anne Doyle14 Aug 2011Dorothy "Dottie" Anne (Strom) Doyle, 86, passed away on August 14, 2011. At the outbreak of World War II, Dottie moved to Washington DC where she worked in the offices of the FBI. She met Roy Doyle at a USO Dance, and at the end of the war, they married and then returned to his home in Arizona. Roy Doyle was a professor in the College of Education at ASU. He passed away in 2004. Dottie was an active member of the ASU Faculty Wives Association. She was a three time Shalimar Women's Golf Champion. Dottie is survived by a son and two grandsons. Services will be private. Donations can be made in memory of Dottie Doyle to the Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
 John William Ryan6 Aug 2011Dr. John William Ryan,81, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011. Dr. Ryan received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Utah. He then went to Indiana University and spent two years in Bangkok, Thailand at Thammasat University as a research fellow with Indiana University's Agency for International Development. Upon his return to Bloomington, he went on to complete both his Masters and PhD at Indiana University. Dr. Ryan began his professional career first as an instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before moving into university administration in various posts. His appointments and positions included; the Secretary of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Vice President of ASU, the University of Massachusetts at Boston Founding Chancellor, the regional campuses Vice President for Indiana University, sixteen and a half years as President of Indiana University from 1971 until 1987, interim President of Florida Atlantic and the University of Maryland at Baltimore, two years in Washington, DC with the Agency for International Development, and lastly with the State University of New York Systems as Chancellor. Dr. Ryan leaves behind his wife of 62 years D. Patricia Ryan of Bloomington, two children, five grandchildren, three sisters as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, and two siblings. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on his birthday, Friday August 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Charles Borremeo Catholic Church, Bloomington, Indiana, where he and wife Pat were long time members. Visitation for Dr. Ryan will be held at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old Highway 37 on Thursday August 11, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Dr. Ryan's memory to The John W. Ryan Fellowship Fund with the School of SPEA at Indiana University; Polish Studies at Indiana University; Hungarian Chair at Indiana University, all in care of the Indiana University Foundation, PO Box 500 Bloomington, Indiana 47408; the Sister Henrita Fund at Loyola High School, in Mankato, Minnesota; or the IU Health Bloomington Hospital Home Health and Hospice Program.
Thomas J. ManzoThomas J. Manzo4 Aug 2011Thomas "Tom" J. Manzo, 80, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2011. Tom honorably served the U.S. Army in the Korean War and was a long time member of the Veterans of Foreign War. He is a retiree of ASU. He is survived by his loving wife, Christine, of 55 years, two daughters and two grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 10:00 am at St. Steven's Catholic Church, 24827 S Dobson Rd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248. A private burial service will follow.
William Burke MooneyWilliam Burke Mooney29 Jul 2011William Burke Mooney,92, passed away on July 29, 2011. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and his first wife Elnore. He leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Margery, her son and daughter, as well as his son, three daughters, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and five great-step-grandchildren. Bill had a long and successful career as a practicing attorney, a professor of law and as a businessman. After receiving his PH.D. and J.D. Degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1942, he went on to serve several years as a Special Agent of the F.B.I. from 1942-1948. He then continued his professional career by serving as staff counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. He practiced law for many years in Iowa which led to a career as a Professor of Law at the University of Iowa, the University of Wyoming and ASU. During these years he lectured widely on Constitutional Law changes as it pertained to the Juvenile Court. Bill authored and published two books, "Children in the Arizona Legal System" (1989) and "Adult Probation in Arizona" (1990). In more recent years he has been associated with several highly successful small business corporations in Iowa, Arizona and Nevada. Visitation for Bill is Wednesday, August 3rd at 3 pm-6 pm at Sunland Mortuary in Sun City, AZ. Funeral Services are scheduled for Thursday, August 4th at 10 am at Sunland Mortuary, followed by a burial service at Green Acres Cemetery in Scottsdale, AZ.
Guy Dean McGrathGuy Dean McGrath27 Jul 2011Guy Dean McGrath,97, passed away July 27, 2011. McGrath is remembered as founding dean of ASU’s “modern” College of Education. McGrath earned his undergraduate degree from Findlay (Ohio) College in 1934, where he met and married Zoe Bishop. He completed his master’s degree at the University of Michigan, and in 1936 he and his wife moved to Colorado, where he taught science at Lamar Junior College and then chemistry and sciences at Boulder High School. During World War II, McGrath taught physics to Army air cadets in La Grande, Ore., before returning to Boulder as assistant superintendent of the Boulder Public School System. He earned his doctorate from the University of Colorado in 1946. McGrath’s 30-year tenure at ASU included 17 years as the administrative head of professional education. During that time he carried many leadership roles embracing a wide spectrum of innovation and challenge. Dean McGrath was a leading force in the professional movement which reshaped teacher education in the post World War II period. He exerted his leadership through a variety of national associations. His impact on teacher education at the national level was also felt through his professional writing, research, consultative work with other universities and government agencies, and active participation in institutional accreditation. Under McGrath’s leadership, the mission of the ASU College of Education broadened to include emphasis on research and graduate study designed to prepare a wide range of practitioners in the field of education. ASU’s first doctoral program was developed in the College of Education under his supervision. In 2002, the College of Education, with support from Phi Delta Kappa and the College of Education Alumni Chapter, created the McGrath Lecture Series to honor Dean for his visionary leadership and 70-year commitment to the field of education. Though he retired in 1980, hundreds of former faculty and student protégés scattered throughout the schools and universities of the U.S. provide testimony to his continued influence on American education. McGrath is survived by his wife Zoe, two children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A family memorial service will be held later. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of the Valley.
Aurelie Patricia Dodge BabbittAurelie Patricia Dodge Babbitt18 Jul 2011Aurelie Patricia Dodge Babbitt, 80, passed away on July 18, 2011. She graduated from Boston University - Sargent College in 1952. Aurelie has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1950 in the following chapters, Massachusetts, California, Illinois, New York, Hawaii & Arizona. She is the first recipient of the Pauline Wampler Service Award, the Lucy Blake Service award and 1986 Physical Therapist of the Year. She was the President of the Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, associate faculty member at ASU, adjunct faculty member at the University of New Mexico and advisor for the NAU physical therapy program. She was President of the Arizona Physical Therapists Association. Aurelie started at Mesa Southside Hospital in 1968 and when the new facility, renamed Desert Samaritan Hospital opened in 1972 she developed both the physical therapy and rehabilitation services. She retired from Desert Samaritan as the director of rehabilitation services after 22 years. She is survived by her husband of 58 years Thomas Richard Babbitt USN Ret, a daughter, two sons and four grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at Bunker Family Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ at 10:00 AM Friday July 22, 2011.
Isabel MartinezIsabel Martinez7 Jul 2011Isabel Martinez, 92, passed away on July 7, 2011. She was a head cook at ASU for over 35 years. She is survived by two sisters, a son, eleven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Viewing is Tuesday, July 12 from 5-8 p.m. at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E Southern Ave, Tempe. Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Church, 2121 S Rural Rd, Tempe. A reception will follow at Salvation Army Community Center, 241 E 6th St, Mesa.
 Don Robinson4 Jul 2011Don Robinson, 80, Arizona State men's gymnastics coach for 25 seasons, died July 4, 2011. Robinson was inducted into the ASU Hall of Distinction in 1993. He led the ASU men's gymnastics program for 25 years (1969-93), guiding it to 13 top 10 national finishes and six conference titles. ASU had a pair of national runner-up finishes (1974, '78) before breaking through and winning the NCAA Championship in 1986. That same year Robinson earned national coach of the year honors. Under Robinson's tutelage 24 different Sun Devil student-athletes earned a combined 43 All-America awards. In 2000 Robinson was the first recipient of the USA Gymnastics Lifetime Achievement Award. Robinson's own gymnastics career began during his prep days at North Denver High School before his collegiate career at the University of Northern Colorado (previously known as Colorado State College). He earned four letters in college and was the team's top all-around performer. He earned his bachelor's degree from CSC in art education in 1958 and his master's degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1968. Prior to coaching ASU, Robinson served as head coach at Eastern New Mexico for one season. A memorial service takes place at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Grace Community Church, 1200 E. Southern Avenue in Tempe (east of Rural Road). Robinson is survived by his wife, Audrey, whom he married in 1965. Robinson's family and friends suggest contributions to the Don Robinson Memorial Scholarship Fund for Sun Devil Gymnastics. Information: or send donations to Sun Devil gymnastics, 50 S. Hearthstone Way, Chandler, Az., 85226.
Robert Allen Patterson
Robert Allen Patterson3 Jul 2011Robert Allen "Bob" Patterson, 83, died on July 3, 2011. Robert was a professor emeritus at ASU where for 32 years he taught zoology and physiology. Bob earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and received his Ph.D. at Ohio State University in 1957. At ASU his research centered on the effects of scorpion venom. He also ran the university's Animal Resource Center and served as assistant chair of the Zoology Department. He was a founding member of the International Society of Toxicology and an officer of the ASU chapter of Sigma Xi, an international honor society for research scientists and engineers. Robert served honorably in the US Army, in 1946 and 1951. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ann, four children and 12 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The Nature Conservatory, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr., suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203, The Phoenix Zoo, or The Phoenix Symphony.
Jose Maria Olivarez
Jose Maria Olivarez30 Jun 2011Jose Maria Olivarez, 78, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2011. He worked at ASU for over 30 years and retired from there. He is survived by three sons, a niece, five siblings, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services will be on Friday, July 8 from 4-6 p.m. at Bueler Mortuary and Chapel, 14 W. Hulet Dr, Chandler, AZ, 85225.
Kathleen A. PetersKathleen A. Peters26 Jun 2011Kathleen A. Peters, 73, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2011. Kathleen received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Home Economics at Kansas State University and moved to the Phoenix area where she taught in the Family Development and Human Resources Department at ASU for almost 30 years. Kathy became the faculty advisor for her department, a role that was part of her life for many years. Survivors include her husband Keith, two daughters, two brothers and four grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at a future time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial donations go to Banner Hospice (275 E. Germann Rd., Suite 110, Gilbert, AZ 85297) or the Salvation Army.
 John William Melvin20 Jun 2011John "Bill" William Melvin, 77, passed away on June 20, 2011. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering and came to teach the subject at ASU. He worked at Air Research for many years as an Engineer as well. He then decided to go to Law School at ASU and became a Judge at the East Phoenix Justice Court. For the last 20 years he was a Public Defender for Juveniles. He leaves two sisters, and many friends and colleagues. A Memorial Service will be held at the Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 480-991-6424 at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday June 25, 2011. In Lieu of Flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society or Valley Presbyterian Church in Bill's name.
Barbara Lu Boyer ObrayBarbara Lu Boyer Obray18 Jun 2011Barbara Lu Boyer Obray, 83, passed away June 18, 2011. Barbara attended Brigham Young University, and after marriage, settled in California. In 1958 they relocated to Arizona. Barbara was an accomplished pianist and composer. Barbara taught piano lessons, served as music director, organist, pianist, and choir director in her LDS wards, wrote and published hymns, children's songs, church road shows, and patriotic anthems, and was a member of numerous musical performing groups. She worked in several positions at ASU and for the Board of Regents. Barbara returned to college and ultimately earned a B.A. in Music Pedagogy and Composition from ASU. Barbara is survived by her six children, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives. She was predeceased by her husband, Bryce, four siblings and her parents, Funeral services will be Wednesday June 22, with viewing and visitation at 9 a.m. and services at 10 a.m. at LDS Pleasant 1st Ward, 800 W. Chandler Heights Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85248. Final resting place will be alongside her beloved Bryce in the Mesa City Cemetery.
Joseph C. Schabacker
Joseph C. Schabacker17 Jun 2011Joseph C. Schabacker, 91, former ASU Professor and Vice President, passed away on June 17, 2011. Dr. Schabacker held degrees in Business Management from Temple University and UCLA. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Jerilyn C. Schabacker, six children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His first wife, Dorothy Mae Smith, preceded him in death. Dr. Schabacker served his country in the Marine Corps, both active and reservist, and retired as a full Colonel. During most of his life he was an accomplished gymnast and acrobat. Dr. Schabacker volunteered his time and talents to many organizations in his lifetime. Especially close to his heart were Jr/Sr ROTC programs, MOWW, ROA, and his 19 year Presidency of the International Federation of Sports Acrobatics. Visitation at 6:00 p.m. June 21st at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, followed by services at 7:00. Burial 9:00 a.m. June 22nd at National Memorial Cemetery, Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Goldwater Chapter, ROA, Jr/Sr ROTC, 5302 E. Wonderview Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018, or ASU Men's Team (Sun Devils Gymnastics), 50 S. Hearthstone Way, Chandler, AZ
Grant Lee Richardson
Grant Lee Richardson15 Jun 2011Grant Lee Richardson, 92, passed away on June 15, 2011. He was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen, who passed away 5 ½ years ago. He is survived by six children, 40 grandchildren and 78 great-grandchildren. He attained a PhD degree and taught Agronomy at Purdue University and ASU for over 33 years. Serving in the Air Force as a flight instructor and commandant of students during WWII, he retired as a Lt. Colonel. As an agricultural advisor for USAID he worked in Libya, Iran, Lesotho, Somalia, and Russia, helping them improve their agricultural projects and better feed their people. A viewing will be held Friday night at Meldrum Mortuary, 52 N Macdonald, Mesa from 6 to 8 pm. We will celebrate his life on Saturday, June 25 at the Three Fountains Ward building on 1852 N. Stapley Dr, just south of McKellips, with a viewing at 9 a.m. and services at 10. The family suggests contributions to the LDS Church Humanitarian Fund in lieu of flowers.
Gordon Lawrence BenderGordon Lawrence Bender14 Jun 2011Gordon Lawrence Bender, 92, passed away June 14, 2011. Gordon was Professor of Zoology at ASU for 28 years (1953-1981), retiring as Professor Emeritus of Life Sciences. He served a term as Department Chair. For many summers, he conducted a Summer Institute in Desert Biology. Funded by the National Science Foundation, it was the only one of its kind and introduced college biology teachers from all over the world to the study of arid lands. He served as Interim Program Director of the Institutes Section of the National Science Foundation at Washington, D.C. (1962-63). In 1965, he traveled to Jodhpur, India, where he taught high school biology teachers, and twice he went to the Kufra Oasis of Libya where he worked with a UNESCO project to develop agriculture in the Sahara desert. He was a Fellow and President of the Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chairman of that organization’s Committee on Desert and Arid Zones Research, member and President of the Arizona Academy of Science, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi. He edited the Reference Handbook on the Deserts of North America and the directory that he helped to create of desert scientists throughout the world. Prior to ASU, Gordon taught at Bemidji State Teachers College in Minnesota, worked in the chemistry department of Washington State College, the biology department at Illinois Wesleyan University, and was botany instructor at the University of Illinois, where he earned his Ph.D. in entomology. Gordon earned his Master of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His B.S. degree was from Iowa State College. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Marion, four daughters, eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and many cousins. Services were held at noon on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Crystal Lake United Methodist Church in Dayton Township, Waupaca, WI, with graveside services following, at the Crystal Lake Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Ducks Unlimited
Lorraine B. GervasioLorraine B. Gervasio11 Jun 2011Lorraine B. Gervasio, 83, passed away on June 11, 2011. Lorraine was born and raised in Tempe, AZ. During World War II, while her husband was serving our country, she was on the home front building planes in Goodyear. She was active for many years with the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She was also a retiree from ASU. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dan Gervasio and a son. She is survived by two children, a sister, 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, and 2 grandpuppies. She also has many beloved nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held at Carr Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ on Friday, June 17th at 10:00 AM. A luncheon will follow at Carr Tenney after services.
 Stanley E. Smith11 Jun 2011Stanley E. Smith, 84, died on June 11, 2011. Stan moved to Tempe in the mid 1970's with his wife of fifty years, Jackie, who died in 2002. In 2003 Stan met Doris Van Ess. They celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary this past April. Stan was an accomplished author of fiction and non-fiction. His work appeared in many magazines over the years, including The Saturday Evening Post, Nature, Arizona Highways and others. His work often reappeared in the ASU Emeritus Journal. Stan was most recently working on a novel, one of several he had written. Stan, a Professor Emeritus from ASU, taught International Communications and Journalism for 25 years at Arizona State. Prior to moving to Tempe, he held a professorship at Michigan State University and was University Editor at Duke University and Director of Public Information at Colgate University. Stan was a highly respected correspondent and freelance writer in the United States and Europe, as well as being a State Department consultant in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He spent a total of 20 years living abroad. In the mid 1960's the Prime Minister of Lebanon presented him with the Order of the Cedars of Lebanon, a medal which was given only to Kings and Prime Ministers. Stan is survived by his wife Doris, four children, six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and numerous colleagues and beloved friends throughout the world. A private memorial was held on Tuesday June 14. 2011.
 Margaret Embury10 Jun 2011Margaret Embury, 79, passed away on Friday June 10, 2011 at her residence in Kennesaw, Georgia. She began her career at ASU in 1977 in the College of Nursing and later moved to the College of Education. She retired around 1996.
 Evelyn Tweeten Elthon JuvetEvelyn Tweeten Elthon Juvet10 Jun 2011Evelyn Tweeten Elthon Juvet, 80, died Friday, June 10, 2011. Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at the Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N Clark St. in Forest City. Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 17, at Brush Point Cemetery in rural Hanlontown, Iowa. A "Celebration of Life" will be held for Evelyn at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Fertile Lutheran Church, Fertile, Iowa. Evelyn earned a degree from Hamilton Business College in Mason City, Iowa. Four children were born to her and her husband David Lee Elthon. In Phoenix, Evelyn was employed at ASU for a number of years where she met and married Richard S. Juvet. Evelyn is survived by her sister, four children, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands. The family wishes memorials to be directed to the Fertile Lutheran Church, 602 W. Washington St., Fertile, IA 50434.
 Ricard Glenn Lentz9 Jun 2011Dr. Ricard Glenn Lentz, 69, passed away June 9, 2011. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Corum Cemetery, Lexington, Ala. He joined the Navy in 1960 and served aboard the USS Forrestal and the USS Kitty Hawk. After his naval service, he graduated from Florence State College with a bachelor's degree in 1967, the Southern Illinois University with a master's degree in 1976 and the University of Iowa with a Ph.D in 1983. Dr. Lentz was a professor at Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the California State University-Fullerton and ASU. Dr. Lentz was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings. He is survived by three siblings plus several nieces and nephews.
Joseph A. De JesusJoseph A. De Jesus4 Jun 2011Joseph A. De Jesus, 82, passed away on June 4, 2011. Joe attended the University of Illinois. After that he Volunteered for the Illinois National Guard and then volunteered for the Paratroopers with the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. He obtained the rank of Sargent First Class during the Korean War. He was an amateur boxer and participated in 3 Golden Gloves Championships between 1949 and 1951. On retiring from the service he went back to NYC and joined the U.S. Postal Service. In 1966 he was transferred to the Tempe Post Office. Joe became the President of The American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO Tempe Local. He also was very active with The American Legion, Post #2 in Tempe and was Commander in 1970. Joe held various part-time jobs until his final months. He was a cashier and customer service agent at the Arizona Cardinals and for ASU Athletics. He graduated in 1978 from Mesa Community College and received his AA Degree. He also belonged to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Joe leaves behind his loving wife, Dorothy, two sons and eight grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday the 8th of June at Noon at the Monte Vista Nazarene Church 3313 N. 40th St Phx. Graveside services with be at the VA Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd., Phx following at 2:00.
Pauline Ann Upton Dorsett Shelby
Pauline Ann Upton Dorsett Shelby2 Jun 2011Pauline Ann Upton Dorsett Shelby, 78, passed away on June 2, 2011. She is survived by her two children, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two sisters and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, C. William "Bill" Shelby. She graduated from Mesa High School and then ASU where she earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees. She started her 32-year educational career in Roswell, NM, thereafter working for the ASU Laboratory School, Tempe Unified School District, Burlingame CA School District, and finished her career in Mesa Public Schools by opening Ishikawa Elementary School as their Principal. Pauline also had a long list of educational affiliates and positions with them. She was past president of Association of Classroom Teachers of the Arizona Education Association, Burlingame Education Association, a member of the Coordinating Council and Advisory Group on Education Planning for the Arizona State Legislature, and presented workshops for the National Education Association. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 18th, at 1:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 6901 East Horizon Lane, Prescott Valley, Arizona; Phone 928- 772-7602. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association .
Raymond M. SargentRaymond M. Sargent29 May 2011Dr. Raymond M. Sargent, 62, died May 29. Ray received his PhD in English in 1981 from ASU. He was an Army veteran. Ray was a caring and dedicated teacher at Thunderbird High School for 29 years. After retirement, he taught part-time at ASU West. Ray is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, two siblings and many nieces and nephews. Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Ray Sargent Memorial Scholarship fund at Thunderbird High School, 17509 W. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, Az, 85023.
Michael David NilesMichael David Niles23 May 2011Michael David Niles,43, passed away May 23, 2011. Mike, a Professor of Social Work, was a faculty member at Missouri Western University in St. Joseph, MO. As a former professor at ASU, he was instrumental in the creation of the Indigenous Early Intervention Alliance, an organization focused on supporting indigenous children through culturally-based early childhood intervention; personally establishing scholarship opportunities for Native American students, and serving in various capacities to improve education for Native American children. Survivors include his family in Oklahoma, a daughter, three siblings and his mother. Services will be held on Tuesday, May 31, at 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Valley, 4101 East Shea Blvd., Phoenix, Arizona. Burial will follow immediately at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 East Shea Blvd., Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Nauwich Foundation, Office of American Indian Projects, 411 North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004 or to Native American Connections, 4520 North Central Avenue, Suite 600, Phoenix, AZ 85012.
Evelyn LentzEvelyn Lentz21 May 2011Evelyn Lentz,82, passed away on May 21, 2011. She retired from the ASU Bookstore in 1994. She is preceded in death by her husband Warren and a daughter. She is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren, a sister and nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Spirit Church on Saturday, June 4th at 10:00 a.m.
 John H. Jakob, Jr.19 May 2011John H. Jakob, Jr.,80, passed away May 19, 2011. John graduated from Columbia University with an advanced degree in architecture. John was a distinguished professor of architecture with ASU for 25 years. John and wife, Catherine, recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary, and are much loved by their five children and six grandchildren. John's architectural firm: Design Associates, designed and built many commercial and residential developments here in the valley through the years. Services will be held at St. Mary's Basilica: 231 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix Arizona on May 23rd at 10 a.m.
Frank Grover Williams
Frank Grover Williams19 May 2011Frank Grover Williams, 65, died May 19, 2011. Frank served in the US Army. He and his wife, Beth, lived in New Jersey, Germany, and Iowa. Frank enjoyed a 26-year career at ASU, as a professor in the College of Business, graduate School of Health Management and Policy, retiring as Professor Emeritus. He contributed much to the fight for quality and sustainable healthcare for all people. Frank is survived by three daughters, four grandchildren and his loving wife; also his mother, three siblings and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father. No formal services will be held, but if you knew Frank and want to say your peace, the next time you're at Roosevelt Lake early in the morning, when the sun's just beginning to make its way over the ridge of hills and the ripples in the water are so gentle and find that a boat barely needs the engine to cut through them, you can think of him and drop a line. Donations to honor Frank may be made to or
 Alan Baker16 May 2011Alan Baker, 82, passed away on May 16, 2011. Alan was an adjunct professor at ASU, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism Mass Communication. He was an associate professor in Theatre Arts, UNM in Albuquerque, NM. Alan danced with Sadler's Wells Ballet, Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet, Ballet Theatre, The New York City Ballet, The London production of "Oklahoma" and the National Touring Company of "Oklahoma". He is survived by his wife Paula.
 Robert L. Granger, Sr.12 May 2011Robert L. Granger, Sr., 89, died on May 12, 2011. His college career at the Univ. of Northern Iowa was interrupted in 1942 for a 4-year tour of duty in the US Army. He was attached as a trumpet player to the official Army Ground Forces Band at Ft. Knox, KY. Later the band moved to the European Theatre. On VE Day, he represented the US Army by playing taps on the rubble of the bombed-out Coventry Cathedral in England. Following the war, Bob finished his BA degree in music and started his teaching career as Band Director in Webster City and Independence, IA. Continuing in music, he received an MM degree from New England Conservatory in Boston. He later served on two college music faculties: Idaho State University in Pocatello, and ASU in Tempe. Going back to college, he made a change to Educational Administration and received an MA and Ph. D at the University of MN. After serving as a public school administrator in both Silver Bay and Wayzata, MN, Robert was a professor at California State University at Los Angeles, Kean University in New Jersey, and New York University. Robert directed the national study of the Head Star Program for the Nixon administration in 1968. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a son. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Virgie Mosby Granger; a daughter, three grandsons, a sister-in-law, niece and nephew. No public memorial is planned. A private service with interment will take place in West Union, IA at a later date.
Erva J. Verner
Erva J. Verner10 May 2011Erva J. Verner, 94, passed away on May 10, 2011. She graduated from the Univ. of Wisconsin in 1939 with a BA in philosophy and journalism and from ASU in 1960 with an MA in education and again in 1971 with an Education Specialist degree. She was preceded in death in 1984 by her beloved husband Jack. She is survived by three sons, a daughter, 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Erva taught elementary school in Scottsdale, Phoenix and at the Campus Laboratory School at ASU in Tempe. She was an assistant professor and lecturer at the ASU college of Education from 1966-1972. She served 10 years as Coordinator of Title I and Migrant Education in Nampa, Idaho schools, where she retired in 1982. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, May 21 at Scottsdale First Church of the Nazarene. Donations in lieu of flowers should be made to KidZ at Heart International.
Joseph Alanson Norton
Joseph Alanson Norton5 May 2011Joseph Alanson Norton, 100, passed away on May 5, 2011. Joe graduated from the University of Utah in 1932 with a BA in Business following graduation from LDS High School in 1928. He became the registrar at the University of Utah in 1944 and held that post until 1965, when he was chosen to be the Director of Admissions at ASU. He retired from that position in 1976. He was appointed to several positions of responsibility over the years in the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. His wife Ida passed away just before her 99th birthday in March of 2010. He is survived by two brothers, three children, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral services were held at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, on Monday, May 9th, at noon. Condolences may also be left at
Leandra Teresa Valdivieso
Leandra Teresa Valdivieso2 May 2011Leandra Teresa Valdiviesopassed away on May 2, 2011. Teresa was an esteemed professor, dedicated scholar, tenacious researcher, and prolific author. She is survived by her husband Jorge, a son, two granddaughters, two great grandchildren, a sister and a godson. Teresa was born in Valencia, Spain and came to Arizona in 1963 to join her husband. In 1971, she joined the faculty of ASU where she taught undergraduate, graduate and post doctoral courses in the Spanish program until December, 2010. In her many years at ASU, she was Director of Graduate Studies, Coordinator of the Spanish Section, Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Chair of the ASU Education Abroad Committee, Chair of the Undergraduate Committee, member of the Dean's Faculty Advisory Council, and researcher in the Language Articulation Task Force. She also was Visiting Professor at Middlebury College and the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, and Lecturer at Universidade Lusiada in Lisbon and the Universitat de Barcelona. She was a founding-member and past president of the Asociación de Literatura Femenina Hispánica, vice-president of the Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades, senior bibliographer of the Modern Language Association, and president of Spanish Professionals in America (ALDEEU). In 1980 she received the Dean's Award for excellence in teaching, in 2002 she received the Outstanding Faculty Committee to Teaching and Learning Award, and in 2007 she was conferred the title of Honors Disciplinary Faculty. Two months ago, the government of Spain bestowed on her the Officer's Cross in the Order of Isabella, the Catholic. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on May 6, 2011 at 1 p.m., at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either the Valdivieso Scholarship Fund, Thunderbird School of Global Management, 15249 N. 59th Ave, Glendale, Az, 85306; or the Valdivieso Maintenance Fund for the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, Az, 85253.
 Robert Edwin Lindner30 Apr 2011Robert Edwin Lindner, 88, passed away on April 30, 2011. He was previously married to the late Bernice, and was preceded in death by his 4 brothers. He is survived by his wife Trieste (Chris), a nephew and three step-children. His career included Naval service, Postman in Ohio and Arizona, and ASU sport ticket sales. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at Resthaven Park Mortuary 4310 E Southern Ave. Phx., AZ. Funeral Service 11 a.m., Thursday May 5, 2011 at Resthaven Park Mortuary followed by Interment at Resthaven Park Cemetery 4310 E. Southern Ave. Phx. AZ. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society
 Charles Victor Fritz27 Apr 2011Charles Victor Fritz, 96, died April 27, 2011. Charles graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1935 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy Reserve during WW II as a Gunnery Officer from 1943-1946. He retired from ASU in 1979. He was preceded in death by his wife Susan. Memorial service will be Tuesday, May 10, 10 a.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Scottsdale followed by a short service at 1 p.m., National Memorial Cemetery of AZ in Cave Creek.
Mario H. GallegosMario H. Gallegos24 Apr 2011Mario H. Gallegos, 64, passed away on April 24, 2011. Mario was also preceded in death by his son. Mario worked at G.E. for many years and then moved into the construction business where he was a member of Local 383 Arizona Labors and Teamsters and Local 394 Plaster and Cement Masons. He also worked at Job Corp and at ASU for a brief period. Mario is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dora Gallegos; aunts and uncles; many nieces, nephews and godchildren along with a host of friends. The family would like to thank the staff of Life Care Center at South Mountain and Hospice of the Valley for their kindness and care. The family will gather at 9:00 a.m., Friday, May 20, 2011 for a Memorial Service which will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel at East Resthaven Park Mortuary, 4310 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85034 followed by Interment at East Resthaven Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014
Milton D. GlickMilton D. Glick16 Apr 2011Milton D. Glick, 73, passed away on April 16, 2011. Dr. Glick graduated with a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL in 1959. He earned his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., in 1965. Following two years of post-doctoral studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Dr. Glick joined the chemistry faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit. He remained at Wayne State for 17 years. During his final five years there he served as chair of the Department of Chemistry. In the initial phase of his academic career, Dr. Glick was a noted researcher in the field of X-ray crystallography. His work was funded for 15 consecutive years by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Glick's first senior administrative position was dean of the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., from 1983-88. He then spent three years, 1988-91, as provost at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, serving as interim president of Iowa State for the final eight months. Dr. Glick served 15 years as executive vice president and provost at ASU. During his tenure ASU experienced unprecedented success, enjoying a 20-percent improvement in its freshman retention rate, a 15-percent improvement in its graduation rate and a doubling of the number of minorities enrolled. The Tempe campus became the largest in the United States in terms of enrollment, and the number of National Merit Scholars rose from about a dozen to more than 500. Funding for sponsored research tripled, and ASU recruited 10 faculty with prestigious national academy memberships, and one Nobel Laureate. Said ASU President Michael Crow: "Milt Glick was one of America's great educators. He fought his entire career for all to have access to a great university and lived his life for that purpose. He helped ASU to achieve that goal with 15 years of service and leadership and we are of greater service because of his leadership, intellect and drive." Dr. Glick was appointed the 15th president of the University of Nevada, Reno in May 2006 and took office in August 2006. During his five-year tenure as president Dr. Glick led the campus to historic institutional and reputational milestones in areas ranging from student success to campus expansion to research capacity. The University increased its number of National Merit Scholars from a handful to 38 during the 2010-2011 academic year - a record for the state of Nevada after which the University was named a prestigious National Merits Scholarship Sponsor School. In 2010-2011, the University set all-time records for enrollment and graduation. In addition, freshman retention rates reached 80 percent, also an institutional record. In fall 2010, for the first time in the University's history, the institution was named a Tier I school in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings. Dr. Glick stressed the value of creating a "sticky campus" - a dynamic campus setting where both the student body and the community are engaged and excited - and with the opening of several key buildings he was able to strengthen the connection between the campus and the community it serves. In addition to his body of work as an administrator, researcher and teacher, Dr. Glick was also a nationally prominent figure in the use of technology in public higher education. He was a technology consultant and senior fellow of the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, and presented often on the roles and implications of information technology in higher education. Dr. Glick was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. He is survived by his wife, Peggy, two sons and three grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, Dr. Glick's family requests that donations be made to the Dr. Milton D. Glick Memorial, University of Nevada, Reno Foundation, Mail Stop 0162, Reno, NV 89557.
Joseph HarrisJoseph Harris14 Apr 2011Joseph Harris, 91, passed away on April 14, 2011. Dr. Harris held both an MS & PhD in Neurochemistry. He spent a lifetime teaching & researching at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the ASU Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. He was also a fellow of the New York Academy of Science. Dr. Harris is preceded in death by his wife; Irene Dorothy, a brother and both of his parents. He is survived by a brother, two sons and two grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Carr-Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Rd in Tempe, Arizona on April 20th, 2011 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Dr. Harris will be interred at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix on April 21st, 2011.
Joan S. DouglasJoan S. Douglas12 Apr 2011Joan S. Douglas, M.P.H., R.N. 88, passed away on April 12, 2011. She is survived by a brother, five nieces, nephews and their spouses, 15 grand-nieces and nephews and eight great grand-nieces and nephews. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Stanford University, followed by a Certificate of Public Health Nursing from the University of Oregon Medical School and culminated in a Master of Public Health in Administration and Nursing Supervision from the University of North Carolina. Joan's 65 year nursing career included positions as a staff nurse in Oregon; Nursing Supervisor of Public Health, San Jose City Health Department; Consultant in Public Health, California State Dept. of Public Health; Director, Personal Health Services, Spokane Regional Health District, Assistant Professor Intercollegiate Center for Nursing, Spokane Washington and ASU. In addition, she held many offices in local, regional and national professional nursing organizations and was granted life memberships in the Washington State Public Health Association and the American Public Health Association. The Celebration of Joan's life will be at 11:00 A.M, Thursday April 28th, at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N Sullivan Rd., Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Providence Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), 611 N Perry St #2, Spokane WA (99202).
Robert M. GilsonRobert M. Gilson8 Apr 2011Robert M. (Bob) Gilson, 79, passed away on April 8, 2011. Bob graduated from Michigan State University. He and his family moved to Arizona in 1979 from Illinois. Bob's working career included GM, Inland Steel, Continental Can, Honeywell and ASU. Bob is survived by his loving wife Betty, a daughter, two grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a brother, step-brother and nephews. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am April 13, at Camino Del Sol Funeral Chapel 13738 Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, Az 85375. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of the Valley in Bob's name.
Russell James MeyersRussell James Meyers7 Apr 2011Russell James Meyers, 76, passed away April 7, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Eleanor Mendez, four children, 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and five siblings. Russ was preceded in death by his parents, 5 siblings and one son. After entering the Air Force in 1952 and serving as an Air Force airplane mechanic for 10 years, he moved to Tempe Arizona where he met his future wife and settled to raise his family. While living in Arizona, he worked at ASU for over 10 years and a few other plumbing companies before retiring from Tri-City Mechanical. Visitation will be held from 5 - 8 pm, Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern Ave in Tempe. A funeral mass will be held at 11 am, Friday, April 15, 2011 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 2121 S. Rural Rd in Tempe.
 Phyllis Patricia Wagoner2 Apr 2011Phyllis Patricia Wagoner, 86, died on April 2, 2011 (reported to ASU Foundation June, 2018). After raising her family Phyllis returned to school at ASU where she finished bachelor's and master's degrees in fine art. She was a teaching assistant in the Art Department at ASU for two years and then taught at Central Arizona College for 20 years before retiring. She was Arts Division chair for 11 years. She was a member of the Casa Grande Arts and Humanities Commission, charter member of the Casa Grande Art Museum, charter member of the Pinal County Fine Arts Council and founding member and director of the College for Kids program at CAC for many years. Survivors include two sons, two sisters, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James Wagoner, a daughter, an infant son, a brother, sister and a great-grandson. In accordance with her wishes, a celebration of life was held privately by the family. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Leo J. EidenschinkLeo J. Eidenschink30 Mar 2011Leo J. Eidenschink,74, died on March 30, 2011. Ike enlisted in the Army in 1953 beginning his 20-year career as a Soldier with the Army's 4-Mule Pack Team. His distinguished service, highlighted by 2 tours in Vietnam, an instructor at the Cold Weather and Mountain School in CO and AK, and ROTC instructor at Stanford and ASU, ended with retirement as a Master Sergeant. He chose a second career with Valley National Bank and retired after 20 years as a vice president. Survivors include his wife of 55 years Norma, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 4 children, 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Service will be held 10:30 Tuesday, April 5th, at the National Memorial Cemetery of AZ, followed by a small gathering of family and friends at their home.
 William G. Baxter25 Mar 2011William G. Baxter, 85, passed away March 25, 2011. He was born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, on January 27, 1925. At age 17 he enlisted in the U. S. Navy and served during WW II in Brazil. During the Korean War he enrolled in the Air Force cadet program and became a navigator. In 1954 he married Martha Kennedy. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his masters degree from Arizona State University. William retired as major from his career in the Air Force. He was assistant director of Career Services at ASU from the late 1960’s until 1985. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Martha, three children and 11 grandchildren. William’s service was held at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. Donations may be made to Shriner’s Children Hospital.
Charles J. AdamsCharles J. Adams23 Mar 2011Charles J. Adams,86, passed away March 23, 2011. He received his BA degree from Baylor University. He continued his education at the University of Chicago Divinity School where he received his PHD in 1953. Charles taught Religion a year at Princeton University, then at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where he was a Research Fellow in the area of Islamic Studies. He spent two years in Pakistan under a Ford Foundation Scholarship. He returned to McGill and was Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies for 21 years. After retiring from McGill Charles and his wife moved to Gold Canyon, AZ. Charles was a Professor of Islamic studies at ASU for several years. His wife, Joanna, passed away September 2005. Charles is survived by one brother and a niece. A celebration of Charles's life will be held April 4, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Leisure World Rec 1 building with a lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers we request a donation be made to Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709 or Parkinson's Research Foundation, PO Box 20256, Sarasota, FL 34276.
 William John Burr22 Mar 2011William John Burr,76, passed away on March 22, 2011. John was preceded in death by his parents. John married Yvonne Chamberlain in 1955. In 1978 he married Florence Lucas Chatham of AZ, and in 2001 he married Lynn Waugh Seebach in Mesa. He is survived by two sisters, 14 children and 9 step-children. John entered the army working in the US Army Medical Service as a medical and surgical specialist. After the army, he became an operating room technician at Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, UT. While receiving his own education at various colleges in Utah, he taught courses to undergraduate students in health education. Later, John taught at the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. While living in the Chicago area, he worked for the American Medical Association. Dr. Burr received his Doctoral Degree in Higher Education Administration at Brigham Young University in 1980. He taught at BYU, ASU and DePaul Universities. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, March 28th, 9:00 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gilbert Stake Center, 777 E. Elliott, Gilbert, AZ 85234, with a visitation 1 hour prior to services. He will be buried at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ.
Sandra Aileen CloseSandra Aileen Close16 Mar 2011Sandra Aileen (Hatch) Close,64, passed away on March 16, 2011. Sandy is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 43 years William S. Close II, a son, daughter and grandson. Sandy was a treasured team member at ASU Gammage for 15 years. Her life will be celebrated on Monday, March 21 with visitation at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at Lehi Crossing LDS Chapel, 2701 East Lehi Road, Mesa. She will be laid to rest on Tuesday, March 22 at 11 a.m. in Taylor, Arizona. 
 Frank Edwin Hombaker10 Mar 2011Frank Edwin Hombaker, 88, died Thursday, March 10, 2011. He was a very skilled machinist who retired from ASU. Frank is survived by his wife, Shirley, one daughter, two grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, a brother and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son and two sisters. Visitation will be held 5 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2011 with a Rosary at 7:00 pm, Tempe Mortuary 405 E. Southern Ave, Tempe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 16th at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 2121 S. Rural Road, Tempe. Burial following at Green Acres Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale.
Carol Fortney Switzer
Carol Fortney Switzer10 Mar 2011Carol Fortney Switzer, 66, died on Thursday, March 10, 2011. She graduated from Illinois State University in 1966. She taught in the public school systems of Chenoa and Paxton, Ill. (1966-69); served as administrative assistant to George Kaye, a Paxton attorney (1969-79); served as Coordinator of Continuing Education at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. (1979-93); and as Director of Summer Sessions and Study Abroad at ASU (1993-2008). She was founder and CEO of CARMICC LLC (2008-2011). Carol was a leader of several national professional organizations in higher education. She was president of the Western Association of Summer Session Administrators (WASSA) in 2001 and received the Distinguished Service Award in 2007. Carol was the president of the North American Association of Summer Session Administrators (NAASS) in 2004. In 2000, she co-founded the North American Association of Commencement Officers (NAACO), served as the charter treasurer and most recently served as the association's business manager. She is survived by her husband, Michael Switzer; a son, three grandsons and a sister. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the First United Methodist Church, 1315 Court St., Pekin, IL. Private graveside services for the family will be held at Glendale Memorial Gardens at 10 a.m. A celebration of Carol's life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at First United Methodist Church, 331 S. Cooper Dr. in Gilbert, Ariz. Memorial donations can be made to the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, 300 N. Eighteenth St., Phoenix, AZ 85005. 
 Olive Pearl Agee9 Mar 2011Olive Pearl Agee,93, passed away on March 9, 2011. She worked as a supervisor for 18 years in the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences at ASU. She is survived by two daughters, six grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Donations in Pearl's name may be made to Cornerstone Hospice.
 Arthur J. Haley9 Mar 2011Dr. Arthur J. Haley, 68, ASU Professor Emeritus, Humanitarian, Connoisseur of Literature, History and Sports died in Phoenix, AZ on March 9, 2011. He was born in Boston and received his undergraduate degree from Stonehill College, where he played baseball. He earned his masters degree from Springfield College. After a couple of years teaching high school English, Art pursued a Ph.D. in the Parks, Recreation and Tourism program at Texas A & M. Art came to ASU as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance in the fall of 1975. The recreation program was invited to the new College of Public Programs as the Department of Leisure Studies in 1979 (now the School of Community Resources and Development in Public Programs at the Downtown campus). Art was appointed/elected Chair of the department in 1983 and served in that role until 1991. Under his leadership the areas of nonprofit management/American Humanics and tourism management flourished, in addition to the recreation program. Art retired in May of 2006, just as the school was moving to the new ASU Downtown campus. Art was instrumental in recruiting and developing a strong group of scholars and program leaders for all three programs in the School of Community Resources and Development. He will be greatly missed for his intellect, leadership, wit, and authentic "Boston accent."
James L. McBilesJames L. McBiles6 Mar 2011Dr. James "Larry" L. McBiles, 54, passed away on March 6, 2011. Larry led the Center for Teacher Success as President and Chief Education Officer. His contributions to the field of education, both before and during his years with the Center, were extensive. As a veteran Arizona educator, Larry spent much of his professional time and energy studying what research and conventional wisdom had to say about teaching, learning and what it means to "understand." He held a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from ASU. His career included teaching at elementary, middle, secondary and university levels. Larry transitioned from teacher to district administrator to the position of Deputy Associate Superintendent of the Arizona Department of Education. Following his keen interest in science, Larry next took on the role of Director of Education with the Arizona Mining Association where he received the 2005 Medal of Merit by the American Mining Hall of Fame. He worked with NAU's Center for Excellence in Education and has served on the faculty of ASU's College of Education. Larry is survived by his parents and two brothers. A memorial service will be held at St. Francis Xavier on N. Central Ave in Phoenix on Tuesday, March 15 at 10 AM. Donations in his memory may be made to the Center for Teacher Success, 141 East Palm Lane, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Robert J. DavisRobert J. Davis2 Mar 2011Robert J. Davis, 83, passed away on March 2, 2011. He graduated from Phoenix Union, was a member of ROTC, served in Alaska during the Korean War, and was a Captain in the Air Force Reserve. He graduated from ASU with a degree in Economics and was employed by ASU as a Purchasing Agent. He is survived by his wife, Sondra, of 54 years, two daughters, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A private family graveside service will be held on Tuesday March 8th, 2011. A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held at Living Streams Chapel, 7000 North Central on March 10th at 7:00 pm.
 Morley Evans Fox1 Mar 2011Morley Evans Fox, 91, passed away on March 1, 2011. He was the Washington representative of the Central Arizona Project (CAP) from 1964 to his retirement in 1990. He continued as a consultant for CAP and was active in the celebration when the first water from the Colorado River reached Phoenix in 1993. He edited two newsletters dealing with water issues: Watergram and Reclamation News. In 2004, he donated his papers relating to CAP to the Arizona Collection at ASU. Inspired by Teddy Roosevelt, Mr. Fox's father, Frederick P. Fox, founded a summer ranch for boys 25 miles south of Flagstaff in 1927. This ranch, "Foxboro," had its summer range up on the ridge, and its winter range in the Big Park area of Sedona. Starting in 1935, Mr. Fox's brother, Kel Fox, ran the ranch as the "2 Cattle Co." Mr. Fox entered the University of Arizona in the fall of 1938 and then was drafted in Aug. 1941. After the war, he returned and graduated with the class of 1947. He was also an honorary member of the Princeton University Class of 1943. He attended Officers Candidate School at Fort Monroe, VA. He served in Alaska as a public relations officer in Cold Bay, Adak, and Anchorage. Upon discharge in 1946, he joined the Army Reserve. He served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1952 stationed at Fort Lewis, WA. In 1952 he went to work for the Arizona Cattlegrowers Association as editor of their magazine. In 1954 he joined the Arizona division of the National Brewer's Foundation, becoming the state director in 1959. He was predeceased by four siblings. He is survived by nieces and nephews, great-nephews and nieces, and great-great nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in Washington, D.C. at the Residences at Thomas Circle on Sunday, March 13 at 1:00 pm with committal of his ashes at a later date at the Kensico cemetery in Valhalla, NY.
 Carol Gillard Bombeck28 Feb 2011Carol Gillard Bombeck, 75, died February 28, 2011. In 1973 Carol received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at ASU. She was the first Executive Director of the Arizona Kidney Foundation in 1973-74. She established the Foundation's Women's Board in 1973. Her involvement with this organization began because both of her sons had kidney disease. Peter died in 1975 at the age of 17. Bruce died in 1984 at the age of 24. To honor both of them she established the Arizona Kidney Foundation Peter and Bruce Bidstrup Scholarship Fund to provide academic and financial support for Arizona kidney dialysis and transplant patients. From 1974 to the 1990's she was involved in commercial real estate with Grubb & Ellis, Kaiser Aetna, and Davidson Myers. In 1990 she established her own commercial real estate office. From 1976 to 1978 she was Director of Development at the Phoenix Art Museum. From 1997 to 2000, she was a consultant with the ASU Art Museum. She organized an exhibition of works from the Jean and Howard Lipman collection of American art, which ran at the museum from November 20, 1999 to February 13, 2000. Carol is survived by her husband, Bill Bombeck, three brothers and other relatives. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 21, at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 502-3378. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Peter and Bruce Bidstrup Scholarship Fund at the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, 4203 E. Indian School Rd., Suite 140, Phoenix, AZ 85018.
 Ann Elizabeth Marthaler27 Feb 2011Ann Elizabeth Marthaler, 74, passed away February 27, 2011. Mrs. Marthaler was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to the valley with her family in 1978. She taught Nursing at ASU from 1978 through 1982 and at Glendale Community College starting in 1982, finally retiring from teaching in 1999. She is survived by five sons, one brother and six grandchildren. Memorial service for Ann Elizabeth Marthaler, nee Bereswill will be at Queen of Heaven Mortuary in Mesa on Wednesday March 2 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Research Foundation
George B. HooperGeorge B. Hooper26 Feb 2011George B. Hooper, Ph.D., 86, died Saturday, February 26, 2011. Dr. Hooper was a 1949 graduate of Seton Hall University, and went on to receive his Doctorate in Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University in 1956. He began his teaching career at Princeton and moved to New York in 1957, when he became an Assistant Professor at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson. Dr. Hooper started teaching at Marist College in Poughkeepsie in 1960. He was a Professor Emeritus and Heritage Professor, who had a 31-year-long commitment to Marist as a professor and administrator in the Division of Natural Sciences. He enjoyed spending time in the southwest United States, and during one of his sabbaticals, he taught at ASU. He is survived by his wife, four children, seven grandchildren, one great grandson, two brothers and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Thursday, March 3rd, at Regina Coeli Church, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dr. George B. Hooper Science Scholarship Fund at Marist College, 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, or, Mid-Hudson Trout Unlimited, PO Box 982, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, or the Alzheimer's Association , 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, or your favorite charity.
Jesse McClure Jr.Jesse Foster McClure, Jr.21 Feb 2011Jesse Foster McClure, Jr., 66, passed away on February 21, 2011. He earned his bachelors and masters degrees at the University of Michigan in 1969. He moved to Sacramento where he was Director of Black Studies at California State University-Sacramento. Later he received his PhD from  Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. In 1972, he was appointed Dean of the School of Social Work at California State University-Sacramento. In 1983, Dr. McClure became Dean of Social Work at ASU. In 1990 he became the first African American to serve as Senior Vice Chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. In 1997, he became Provost at LeMoyne-Owen College. Dr. McClure is survived by his wife, Alnita, two children, a granddaughter and numerous extended family members. The memorial service celebrating Dr. McClure’s life was held at Hope Presbyterian Church.The family requested that donations go to Wings Cancer Foundation, 100 Humphreys Blvd., Memphis, TN 38120, and the Memphis Urban Debate League Advisory Board, 8679 Stablemill Lane, Memphis, TN 38106.
(Source: Henrietta A. Harris, wife of Walter Harris, Jr., retired professor, School of Music)
 David M. Childers20 Feb 2011David M. Childers, 80, passed away on February 20, 2011. David was a graduate of ASU and continued his education with extensive graduate studies in Immunopathology at UCLA and BioNuclear Medicine at Hahnemann Medical College. David worked in numerous blood banks, hospitals and laboratories during his distinguished career, including: Director of the School of Medical Technology at ASU/Good Samaritan Hospital, Clinical Lab Instructor for Maricopa Technical College, Director of Quality Assurance for Blood Services, Inc., Chief Chemist Laboratory Director for Laboratory Procedures (Upjohn Company) and Pathology Department Head at St. Joseph Hospital in Reading, PA plus others. David also used his expertise in blood forensics for various governmental agencies within the state of AZ. He taught at Universities and was a regular scheduled lecturer at many medical institutions. David is survived by his wife Jane, three children, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. David requested we honor his death the same way he lived his life; with very little fuss. If you feel the need to honor David's life in some way, we ask that you make a contribution to your favorite charity in his name.
Brenda J. MintonBrenda J. Minton13 Feb 2011Brenda J. (Johnson) Minton, 60, passed away February 13, 2011. For several years she worked at ASU in various departments including the Office of the President. Her father and a sister preceded her in death. She is survived by her mother, stepfather, husband, four children, five grandchildren and a sister. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Restland Funeral Home, 13005 Greenville Ave., Dallas, followed by burial at Restland Cemetery. Those who wish to honor Brenda's memory may make contributions to Arizona Baptist Children's Services.
Keith Edward BoydKeith Edward Boyd10 Feb 2011Dr. Keith Edward Boyd, 79, died February 10, 2011. Boyd graduated with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in 1955 and went to work for Lockheed. He was hired to teach at the UofU one year later. While on the faculty, Boyd, with his brother Bill, started a company called Research Engineering. Boyd graduated with a M.S. degree in Natural Sciences and then shortly after moved to Arizona to attend ASU, where he earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Boyd worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the Aeronautical industry through the remainder of his career, while serving as adjunct faculty at ASU for many years. Boyd returned to teaching at Chandler/Gilbert Community College after retirement. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, two siblings, five children, 24 grandchildren and 4 great-grandsons, including one born on the day of his passing. Viewing will be held for family and friends Thursday, February 17, from 6-8 pm at Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa AZ 85201. Funeral services will be Friday, February 18, 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Ward, 2618 N. Lindsay Rd, Mesa AZ 85213, with a viewing just prior at 9 am. Burial will be in the City of Mesa Cemetery.
Marvin GrierMarvin Grier9 Feb 2011Marvin Grier, 86, passed away on February 9, 2011. Marv moved to Arizona in 1957, and accepted a position at ASU in the Physical Education Dept. as Aquatics Director for 32 years. Marv is survived by Greta, his wife, three children, three grandchildren, his former wife and mother of his children, four step-children, two step-grandsons, two sisters and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at Valley View Bible Church, 4222 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley. The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, 85014 or to Valley View Church's Building Fund.
Robert Dale Wagner
Robert Dale Wagner9 Feb 2011Robert "Bob" Dale Wagner, 81, passed away February 9, 2011. After service with the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea, he attended the U.of Nebraska where his love of football developed, earning as a senior the Tom Novak award and playing as co-captain in the Orange Bowl of 1955. Even before graduation, he began his 40+ year insurance career with Connecticut Mutual. For advanced study, he attended the Tuck Graduate School at Dartmouth and earned the CLU designation. In 1961 he was appointed General Agent in Milwaukee, building that agency from 86th place to third during the 21 years he was there. In 1982 he requested transfer to Arizona where his dynamic leadership built that agency as well. Throughout his career, he participated in local, state and national insurance groups but continued to mentor his agents and others. Bob's community service included Kids at Hope, Valley of the Sun YMCA, Stardust Building Supplies, ASU President's Club and ASU West Dean's Council. Bob is survived by his wife, Carol, four children, eight grandchildren and four siblings. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 19 at 10 a.m. at the Paradise Valley United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kids at Hope, 2400 W. Dunlap, #135, Phoenix 85021; Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St. Phoenix 85014; or Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, 4455 E. Lincoln Dr. PV, AZ 85253.
Thomas J. HughesThomas J. Hughes8 Feb 2011Thomas J. Hughes, MD, 90, passed away on February 8, 2011. He attended Rural School in Tempe, Brophy High School in Phoenix, Bellarmine Prep in Santa Clara, CA, and Santa Clara University, and graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, with a degree in medicine. Thomas served overseas in the Army as a medic at the close of World War II. Thomas served the Tempe community as a family doctor and ASU football team doctor, also volunteering his time at the ASU Health Center and with the Boy Scouts. Thomas loved music and sang with the Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra, performing in venues around the Valley and at Carnegie Hall and in Europe. He is survived by his wife, Nonie Hughes, a sister, four children, five grandchildren plus two of Nonie's children and two of her grandchildren. Thomas was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Penelope Peck Hughes and his two brothers. Services will be held on Sunday, February 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the Old Catholic Church at the Newman Center, located on the northwest corner of E. University Drive and N. College Avenue in Tempe. The address of the Newman Center is 230 East University Drive.
Diana Mynes Allen
Diana Mynes Allen7 Feb 2011Diana Mynes Allen, 49, passed away on February 7, 2011. Diana attended Marshal University in WV as well as ASU where she completed a BA and an MA in Education. She participated in the flag corps and marching band at both universities. Diana also worked as a student resident advisor at ASU for several years. Diana taught Home Economics for 9 years at South Mountain and North High Schools. She later went to work for Trader Joe's Company where she spent another 8 years doing food demonstration and artwork. Diana is survived by: her parents, her husband Hugh; three children, four sisters, and other relatives. A memorial service will be held at Foothills Baptist Church 15450 S. 21st Street Phoenix, AZ 85048 at 11 a.m. on Friday February 11, 2011. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to: Up With People "Diana Mynes Allen - Cast C Memorial Scholarship" Fund. Attn: Development Dept / Laura Matooka, 6830 Broadway, Unit A, Denver CO 80221-2851. Or online at or National Brain Tumor Society on line at
 Alvin L. Sorensen6 Feb 2011Alvin L. Sorensen, 79, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 6, 2011. Al served in the U.S. Marine Corps and earned his bachelor's degree in industrial arts from Montana State University. He moved to Phoenix in 1957 and worked at Reynolds Metal. In 1961, he started his teaching career at William C. Jack School near 66th and Missouri avenues. Al then earned a master's degree in industrial arts from Northern Arizona University in 1961, and went on to teach carpentry and auto repair classes at Phoenix Union High School in 1969 and ASU. He completed his coursework for a PhD but never obtained the degree; he had too many of his own projects to accomplish. He retired in 1984. Al is preceded in death by two sisters. He is survived by wife Margaret, two siblings, four children, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A celebration of Al's life will be held on Sunday, February 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 9716 E. Mariposa Grande Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Contributions can be made to the Arizona Humane Society (
Milton LepkinMilton Lepkin4 Feb 2011Milton Lepkin, MD, 89, passed away February 4, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn (Hoffman) Lepkin, a son and two siblings. He is survived by a son, two grandsons and special friend, Lita Hofberg of Aurora, Colorado. Dr. Lepkin graduated from City College of New York, and attended Syracuse University in the 1940s, earning his PhD in Psychology, in 1953. In the early 1950s, he worked with renowned industrial psychologist Frederick Herzberg at the University of Pittsburgh. Milt moved to Chicago with his family to be director of the Young Mens' Jewish Council. Later, in Chicago, he started parallel businesses -- Career Consultants, for business executives seeking employment, and M Lepkin & Co., an executive search firm for businesses. During this time, Dr. Lepkin also taught psychology at what is now Chicago State University. In addition, he worked as a psychological counselor in the Mental Health Department of the City of Chicago, and provided private psychological therapy. Milt and his wife, Evelyn, retired in 1979 and moved to the Phoenix area, where he was an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at ASU. After Evelyn died in 1996, he moved to Denver to be closer to his son's family. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 10, 2011, at Birnbaum Funeral Chapel, 1909 E Fayette St., Denver, Colorado. Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service at the chapel. Burial will be at Beth El Cemetery. Donations to Denver Hospice, 501 S Cherry St., Suite 700, Denver, Colorado 80246. Birnbaum Funeral Service, Inc.
Fred A. Stone, Jr.
Fred A. Stone, Jr.4 Feb 2011Fred A. Stone, Jr., 90, passed away on February 4, 2011. Fred Jr. graduated from Michigan State University, with a BS degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management in 1947. Fred worked for Michigan State University running the food service operation. In 1956 he was hired by Saga Food Service and moved his wife and young family to Tempe, Arizona to operate the food service program for ASU. When he retired in 1970, he was the Vice President and Regional Operations Director for Saga Food Service and was based in Houston, Texas. He returned to Tempe and opened Adventure Travel Service and enjoyed owning that business through his second retirement in 1989. Adventure Travel organized much of the travel arrangements for the visiting teams during the early years of the Fiesta Bowl. He was an ardent supporter of ASU athletics for the past 50 years, was a president of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, and was a charter member of the Tempe Diablos and Tempe Diplomats. He also served on the Military Affairs committee of the Chamber for many years. He was an active member of the Tempe Kiwanis club. He was the King of the Way Out Oktoberfest in 1973 and was active in the Sister City organization for many years. Fred was active in ministry outreach for feeding the homeless. He developed menus, bought and prepared the food, and delivered it to various centers in Tempe and Phoenix for many years. His parents and a sister preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Phyllis M. Stone, five sons, 18 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, two sisters and numerous nephews and nieces. A memorial service honoring his life will take place at the Tempe First United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. with a reception following in Ross Hall. Interment will be in the Memorial Garden at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tempe First United Methodist Church Homelesogram or Hospice of the West.
 Roger Glenn Boylan31 Jan 2011Roger Glenn Boylan, MD, 85, passed away January 31, 2011. Roger graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Denver, CO. He practiced Internal Medicine at the VA Hospital in Ft. Bayard, NM, where he met his wife, Pat. They moved to Tempe in 1963 where he practiced medicine for many years. He was active at Southside District Hospital in Mesa and helped plan and build Desert Samaritan Hospital. For many years he worked at ASU football games providing emergency care to fans with medical problems. He was a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club in Tempe. He is survived by his wife, two children, two grandchildren and a brother. He is predeceased by another brother. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 10:30 am at Carr Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ.
Wallace J. Rave
Wallace J. Rave28 Jan 2011Wallace J. Rave, 74, passed away on January 28, 2011. Wally earned a Bachelor's of Music from Illinois State University and a Masters and PhD in Music History and Philosophy from Univ. of Illinois. While teaching at the Univ. of Minnesota he received a Fulbright scholarship and studied in Paris, France the following year. Prof. Rave taught at ASU for 34 years. Over those years, he wore many hats: teacher, adviser, Assistant Chairman, Acting Chairman, and author of many publications in music history and jazz. He also lectured at Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Opera pre-performance audience events. He was past president and board member of the Gold Canyon Arts Council and a board member of the Phoenix Chamber Music Society. He wrote music program notes for concerts as well as liner notes for CD and LP productions. Wally is survived by his wife, Karen, two children, a granddaughter, two brothers, and five nieces and nephews. Private family services will be held on February 19. A Celebration of Wally's life will be held for family and friends on the same day at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a special scholarship fund in his memory. Write checks to: ASU School of Music, enter on Memo line: WALLY RAVE SCHOLARSHIP. Mail to: ASU School of Music, PO Box 870405, Tempe AZ 85287-0405.
 Joel J. Dauten24 Jan 2011Joel J. Dauten, 93, passed away January 24, 2011. Dr. Dauten retired in 1985 after serving for over 25 years as Chairman of the Finance Department in the College of Business at ASU. Prior to his retirement he taught at Washington University in St. Louis. He was also a member of the "Faculty Hall of Fame" at ASU and was well liked by students and faculty alike for his dedication to the profession.
Carl S. Miller
Carl S. Miller23 Jan 2011Carl S. Miller, 84, passed away on January 23, 2011. He was a decorated veteran of World War II and Korea. He and his family moved to Arizona in 1972 where Carl had a long and successful career in non-profit development, including Director of Development at ASU, President of the PAC10 Development Board, Vice President of Development Arizona Baptist Hospitals and Health Systems, and Executive Director of The Catholic Community Foundation. He was preceeded in death by his loving wife of 53 years JoAnn, and is survived by four children and five grandchildren. Services will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 28th.
 Hazel Burniece Jones11 Jan 2011Hazel Burniece Jones,  90, passed away on January 11, 2011. In 1929 her family resettled in Mesa, AZ where her father ran a service station on the Apache Trail until the mid 40s. Hazel worked as a food service worker, first with the Tempe Public Schools and then with State Farm Insurance, First Interstate Bank and finally with ASU. Her husband Burke passed away in 1997. She is survived by three daughters, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. No service is planned. Contributions may be made to Sunshine Acres Children's Home, Mesa, AZ.
 Robert Haygood10 Jan 2011Robert "Doc" Haygood, 84, passed away on Jan. 10, 2011. A Tribute Jam session will be held for him at Scottsdale, Post 44 American Legion from 1:00-5:00 pm (date not given). Bob served in the U.S. Air Force Bands around the world for four years, after which he completed his education leading to a PhD in Human Factors Psychology. He worked briefly in the Aerospace Industry in CA before teaching at Universities: Kansas State, Long Beach State, and ASU. When he moved to Scottsdale in 1970, and outside of his University duties, Bob resumed playing piano with several local bands, as well as solo jobs. On retirement from ASU in 1997, Bob continued playing in the local jazz scene. He is predeceased by his parents and three brothers. He is survived by his wife, Danielle (nee Hagerty), three sons, four grandchildren and eight nieces and nephews.
 Susan AblesSusan Ables6 Jan 2011Susan Ables, ASU Art Museum administrative assistant, passed away Jan. 6, 2011 of an injury to her head suffered in a fall at her home. Ables has been described as “the heart and soul of the ASU Art Museum,” She loved working at the ASU Art Museum because she, herself, was an artist. She studied art with Joan Yen at Scottsdale Community College 25 years ago, and the two remained friends. Ables’ love for art was always present. She applied for the position in 2002 and was recommended by Yen. Ables will be remembered and honored at two memorial services Jan. 20. The first will be at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary and Memorial Park, 6500 E. Bell Road Scottsdale, at 1 p.m., and the ASU Art Museum will hold a memorial service at 5 p.m., at the museum. In tribute to Ables, the museum staff has decided to name a lounge in her honor. "We felt that this is the most appropriate way to commemorate her, since she was the social glue here," Sussman said. In lieu of flowers, donations toward the Susan M. Ables Lounge at the ASU Art Museum will be accepted.