These obituaries are for people who died during 2012. 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.

William Thomas Northey, Jr.William Thomas Northey, Jr.27 Dec 2012William Thomas Northey, Jr., 84, passed away December 27, 2012. William joined the Naval Reserves and entered the University of Minnesota, Duluth Branch. He graduated with a B.S, degree and later moved to Waukegan, Illinois and worked as a civilian employee at Great Lakes Naval Station - 1950-1954. In January of 1955, William entered the graduate program at the University of Kansas and earned his Ph.D in 1959. This was followed immediately by a professorship at ASU where he taught for the next 25 years. In addition to teaching Microbiology and Immunology, Dr. Northey enhanced the university Science Department by obtaining numerous grants for research projects, fellowships, etc., as well as for acquiring the university's first electron microscope. Also notable during his university tenure was his development of Coccidioidin, the first diagnostic skin test for the condition known as Valley Fever. During this same period he developed and perfected scorpion anti-venom. Then, in his spare time, he produced the serum and distributed it to local hospitals at no charge, a philanthropic endeavor that saved dozens of lives. As founder of Bioproducts Research Laboratories (later Iatric Corp.), Dr. Northey and his team of researchers developed a replacement for the "scratch test", at that time the only method of determining a patient's allergy sensitivities. After retirement from university life, Dr. Northey continued his work in the field of Microbiology by acting as a consultant for various corporations and laboratories. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by his six children, from his first marriage to Betty, his wife Margaret Esparza Northey and their daughter, six grand children and two great-grand children. As was his wish, Dr. William T. Northey Jr. will be honored at a private family memorial.  (Source: Arizona Republic)
Jeanette Jirele MahoneyJeanette Jirele Mahoney22 Dec 2012Jeanette (Jan) Jirele Mahoney,77, passed away on December 22, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Mahoney. She is survived by four daughters, one son, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Jan worked for ASU as an Administrative Assistant for 29 years. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, 1730 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202. There will be a Family and Friends Sharing Reception immediately following the Mass in the church Fellowship Hall. Please visit carrtenneymortuary to leave Jan's family online condolence messages.
McDonald SmithMcDonald Smith16 Dec 2012McDonald Smith, 85, passed away on December 16, 2012. (The obituary was just received by ASU Foundation.) McDonald graduated from the University of Texas then later went back to school at S.M.U. He studied painting with Otis Dozier, but shifted into the study of Medical Art, graduating with a Master's degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. After two years successfully practicing that profession at the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston, he was awarded the Hoeckton Silver Medal for his work on an exhibit for the American Medical Association Meeting in New York. He then joined the army and was stationed for two years at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington D.C. Although successful in his Medical Art Career, he was accepted as a Ph.D. student in Art History at the University of Chicago. After a year of study and research in Europe, he settled in Waco where he was invited to join the Baylor University Art Department faculty as their Art Historian. After that year at Baylor, he accepted the position of Assistant Professor at ASU. In 1966 McDonald joined the faculty of the Art Department at the University of Texas at Austin where he taught for more than 35 years until his retirement in 1999 as Professor Emeritus. After his retirement, he continued teaching courses for the University of Texas at Austin Continuing Education in Sage, conducting an occasional trip to Italy. McDonald is survived by a son, a daughter and two grandchildren. Memorial services were held on December 27, 2012 at Weed-Corley-Fish North Lamar Chapel. He was interred with his wife, Jean, at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Mary Ann PrustMary Ann Prust15 Dec 2012Mary Ann Prust, 87, passed away on December 15, 2012. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a Master's degree from ASU. She taught Home Economics in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Phoenix, Arizona and was Department Chair at McClintock High School in Tempe, Arizona. Mary Ann married Zenas A. "Zeke" Prust in 1947 and moved to Arizona in 1955. During the years, she was active in a number of organizations including ASU Faculty Wives. Mary Ann is survived by her beloved husband, Zeke, of 65 years. Zeke is an ASURA Board member who has served in several positions including President 1999-2000.  Mary Ann is also survived by a sister, two sons, three grandsons and one great-grandson. Celebration of Life will be held at the Tempe First United Methodist Church, 215 East University Drive, Tempe, AZ on January 19, 2012, at 10:00am, and at 11:30am, a reception will be held at Friendship Village Skirm Auditorium at 2645 East Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85282. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Hospice of the Valley , 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014-5656 or the charity of your choice . (Source: Arizona Republic)
 Donald Harlan Gerth13 Dec 2012Donald Harlan Gerth, 90, passed away on December 13, 2012. He was a World War II veteran and a retired Facilities Services Supervisor at ASU. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Gerth, and is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Services will be held at Christ Church Lutheran, 3901 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85018 on Thursday, December 27 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014
John OlsonJohn Olson13 Dec 2012John Olson,68, passed away on December 13, 2012. John graduated from ASU with a B.S. in Accounting. While at ASU, he worked for the city of Tempe as Sports Program Coordinator. After graduation, he entered the publishing industry, serving as production manager for Datagraphics Press and founder and operator of Kachina Typesetting. In the early 1960s, he joined Gerald V. Olson's ASU stats crews, later incorporating as Olson Statistical Services, official sports scorers and statisticians, prior to the Phoenix Suns' inaugural season. Today, OSS is one of the most highly respected sports statistics companies in the U.S. John was employed as the photo archivist for Phoenix Suns and served similarly for the Arizona Diamondbacks in their early years. An avid athlete himself, he refereed high school and junior college basketball for the AIA for more than 40 years and enjoyed many rounds of golf with friends. John is survived by his wife June and a son. A memorial service will be held on January 5 at 1:00 p.m. at Church of the Epiphany, Tempe. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the John Olson ASU Scholarship Fund at Desert Schools.
 K. C. HooperK. C. Hooper12 Dec 2012K. C. Hooper, 57, passed away December 12, 2012. K.C. was a product specialist for Apollo Design Technology with more than 30 years of industry experience. Hooper spent 22 years at ASU as technical director and lighting director for the Dance Department. He then moved onto Rosco Labs as an account executive. He was guest lecturer at numerous theatre, film production, and university conferences, wrote for several industry publications and made significant contributions in the area of product development. K.C. Hooper is survived by his wife, Jody, an ASU alum, and three sons. A service was held Friday, December 14 at 11 a.m. at the Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Funeral Home, 1985 South Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.
Neil V. Cohen
Neil V. Cohen8 Dec 2012Neil V. Cohen,48, passed away on December 8, 2012. Passionate about theater, Neil spent his last moments on the stage. But the show could not go on when he could not be revived after suffering chest pains and collapsing backstage during a performance of a murder mystery in which he was performing. Neil graduated from ASU where he studied theater. He acted, and later directed for several local theater groups, including the interactive dinner-theater group Murder Ink. Neil wrote movie and theater reviews and entertainment articles for Echo Magazine. He worked as a residential property manager, most recently as an assistant manager for Mark-Taylor Residential. Preceded in death by his father, David Cohen, a noted composer and professor of music at ASU, and his mother, Dorothy, a supporter of progressive causes. Survivors include two sisters, a niece and two nephews. A memorial and gathering of friends and family will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Community Church of Hope, 4121 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix (enter off Sixth Place).
Tom PrattTom Pratt4 Dec 2012

Tom Pratt,62, passed away December 4, 2012. Tom was a member of the Chicago Cubs baseball organization. Over the course of two decades he led two Prescott-area high school baseball teams to state championships. Tom also served as a coaching assistant at ASU and the University of Nebraska. As a pitching coach for the Chicago Cubs' organization farm teams, he helped coach pitchers for over 10 years. Altogether, Tom spent more than 40 years in the sport he loved as a player, coach, and as a scout for the Montreal Expos and Anaheim Angels. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Peggy, a son, daughter, his mother and numerous nieces and nephews. Tom's Celebration of Life will be held 3pm Sunday, January 6, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ. See for the location.

Barbara K. Frederick
Barbara K. Frederick27 Nov 2012

Barbara K. Frederick, 67, passed away November 27, 2012. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Melvin "Fritz", a daughter, a son, three sisters and four grandsons. Barbara spent many years of her career in Human Resources at ASU. Memorial service to be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Messinger Mortuary Chapel, 7601 E. Indian School Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251.


Peter B. SchustPeter B. Schust18 Nov 2012Peter B. Schust,78, passed away on November 18, 2012. He graduated from the University of Alaska in 1958. He was given the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1997. During his years in Alaska, he worked the early warning DEW LINE, did television and radio programs for KFAR and began his banking career at First National Bank. He moved to Phoenix in 1962 to work at Guaranty Bank. In 1974 Peter began his own real estate business, First United Service Corporation, which he successfully ran with his son Richard, until his retirement in 2005. He served on many boards, including Chairman of the Board of First Community Financial for many years. He was a strong supporter of ASU where he was a Foundation Board member, Lifetime member of the President's Club and a Sun Angel. He is preceded in death by a daughter. He is survived by his loving wife Joanne, a son, two daughters, eight grandchildren and three sisters as well as a large extended family here and in Canada. His funeral will be held at Christ Church of the Ascension, 4015 Lincoln Drive on November 30, at 2:00 pm. A reception celebrating his life will follow at the Phoenix Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley , 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014, the Phoenix Children's Hospital or the Alzheimer's disease and Cognitive Disorders Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, in care of Dr. Jiong Shi.
Robert Lee Baker
Robert Lee Baker15 Nov 2012Robert Lee Baker ,85, passed away on November 15, 2012. Bob was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his service in the U.S. Army at the end of WWII and in the Korean War. He earned his Doctorate of Educational Psychology from the University of Nebraska (Lincoln), and joined the faculty at ASU in 1955. In 1966, he was a founding director of the Southwest Regional Laboratory (SWRL) for educational research, shortly after which he and his family moved to Palos Verdes Estates. In the late '70s he returned to academia, joining the faculty at the University of Southern California while continuing to consult on projects for SWRL and the Los Angeles Unified School District. He remained active at USC well into his eighties as Professor Emeritus of Psychology & Technology at The Rossier School of Education. Bob is survived by his wife, Mary, a daughter, a son, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, twin siblings and two nieces. He is pre-deceased by his parents and a brother. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes Estates, California on Friday, November 23, 2012, at      noon. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting your local public schools.
Michael F. Driscoll
Michael F. Driscoll9 Nov 2012Michael F. Driscoll,68, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012. Mike received a BA in mathematics from St John's University, MN in 1966. He then went to ASU in 1971 after completing his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Arizona. Mike was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 1976. During his 30+ years at ASU Mike made substantial contributions to the programs and curricula in statistics. He also published various research articles and served as a valued statistical consultant on a number of research publications and projects for faculty and students at ASU. Mikes dedication, leadership and accomplishments during his career were exemplary. He retired in 2002. Mike was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother. He is survived by two brothers.
O.M. Brack, Jr.
O M Brack, Jr.8 Nov 2012 O M "Skip" Brack, Jr.,74, died on November 8, 2012. He was called “Skipper” by his parents to differentiate him from his father who was also named OM (pronounced O, M, as though the letters were initials), and was known as “Skip” to his many friends and associates in his adult years. To some of these friends and to all the other scholars who cited his work, the absence of periods in what appeared to be the initials of his name was an enduring puzzle. Skip’s work, however, was devoted to various kinds of clarification. He was a textual editor par excellence, skilled at comparing the extant states of a published work and deciding which printing should be followed in a definitive scholarly edition. He employed his skill in the construction of several of the most important editions of eighteenth-century writings published in the last fifty years. He was the founding editor responsible for the text in the Works of Tobias Smollett (1988-2013) and he prepared the text for volumes 11-13 of the Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson (2012) to name just two of his most important achievements. He was both textual editor and commentator in the publication of many other works. He was still at work on volumes 19 and 20 of the Yale Johnson at the time of his death, and had several other works in progress. After earning a B.A. at Baylor in 1960, he wrote a Ph.D. dissertation under William Todd, a great bibliographer, at the University of Texas, Austin. He taught at the University of Iowa from 1965-73 and directed the Iowa Center for Textual Studies most of that time. In 1973 he moved to ASU where he taught until his retirement in 2008. Skip is survived by his wife Cynthia Burns, a son, a grandson, a brother and nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass, officiated by the Reverend Canon Mark Sutherland, will be held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral; 100 West Roosevelt; Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, November 17th at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be sent to The Huntington Library; Attention: Cris Lutz; Library Fund – O M “Skip” Brack, Jr.; 1151 Oxford Road; San Marino CA; 91108
 Colene Rebecca Sehested8 Nov 2012Colene Rebecca Sehested, ASU Emerita Professor, passed away on November 8, 2012. Colene began teaching at ASU in the 1960’s. She taught community health nursing at both the undergraduate and graduate level in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. She served in leadership positions in both the college and community and was one of the co-leaders in developing the joint MS/MPH Tri-University program with Dr. Pat Moore and Dr. Phyllis Primas in 2001, with support from a HRSA grant. She mentored many students through their capstone projects. After her retirement in 2004 from CONHI, Colene continued to work part time at Grand Canyon University and was active in AZNA and other professional and community organizations. Colene is survived by her husband, Don, a daughter, a granddaughter, her mother, two siblings, a niece and nephew. Colene was preceded in death by her father. A memorial service will be held at 11 am, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at Cross Point Tempe Church, 1001 E. Southern Ave, Tempe.
Charles Reid Bell
Charles Reid Bell7 Nov 2012Charles Reid (Charlie) Bell, 88, passed away on November 7, 2012. Charlie enlisted in the US Navy and served for four years in World War II in the Pacific Theatre aboard the USS Pollux. He attended Fresno State College and the University of Texas. After the war he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He joined Producers Cotton Oil Co. in 1949 as a Gin Manager Trainee in Fresno, eventually rising to the position of Vice President & General Manager of the Arizona Division. He had a distinguished career in the cotton business working closely with the many farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness people during Arizona's post-WWII boom period. He served as President of both the Arizona and National Cotton Ginners Associations, and received the National Ginner of the Year Award. He was recognized by the University of Arizona with the Distinguished Citizen Award and the Award of Merit for his countless hours of service to the Agricultural College. He also served as a member of the Advisory Committee to the School of Agribusiness at ASU. Charlie was appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to serve on the U.S. Lemon Administrative Committee. He also served as a consultant to The World Bank with assignments in Egypt and Uzbekistan to improve local cotton production methods and the privatization of cotton ginning in those countries. Throughout this time Charlie also established a 660 acre citrus farming operation in Yuma, Arizona and served on the Board of Directors of Associated Citrus and Dole Citrus cooperatives. He was a longtime member of the Phoenix Rotary 100. He is survived by his wife, Janice, a daughter, three sons, two sisters, ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private services will occur in December at Valley Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Salvation Army, Southwest Division, Attn: Dev. Dept., 2707 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85008, or other favorite charity.
 Donald R. Phillips1 Nov 2012Donald R. Phillips, 81, passed away on November 1, 2012. Donald, his wife and three children moved to AZ in 1963. Don retired in 1996 from a career in facilities management at ASU. He is predeceased by parents, a brother and his longtime partner, Wava Masterson. He is survived by his ex-wife, Frances Christian, three children, a brother, seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A private celebration and memorial was held by the family. His remains will be interred at Green Acres Cemetery in Scottsdale. Donations in Don's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
 Jocelyn Marshall WallaceNov 2012Jocelyn Marshall Wallace, 84, has passed away. She was the daughter of Clifford Benjamin Marshall, President of Standard Oil. Her formative years in India, Tucson, AZ and Canandaigua, NY gave her balanced but vivid perspectives of humanity, the environment and especially to the strength of family. She entered Syracuse University at the age of 15 and was still taking classes in Astronomy and Physics in her 40's. In 1948, she married Carl Peter Swartz, ambassador from Sweden and spent the following years in Stockholm and Paris. In 1958 she married Thomas Byron Gilchrist, Assistant U. S. District Attorney. She married Henry Brown Wallace, President of Pioneer Hybrid in 1980. Living in the high desert of Arizona and the Colorado Rockies, her quest in philanthropy and her battle for her own health began in earnest. She survived breast cancer, lung cancer and melanoma through alternative medicine as well as heart disease, hydroencephalitis and countless surgeries through standard medicine. At the same time she helped fund various causes including scientific research at ASU. She is survived by two daughters, four sons and five grandchildren. Services will be held privately in Poughkeepsie and Canandaigua, NY. In lieu of flowers, gifts to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and The Blue Ocean Institute would serve Jocelyn's intentions appropriately.
Eleanor Ferrall
Eleanor Ferrall26 Oct 2012Eleanor Ferrall, 87, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2012. She attended Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, edited the campus newspaper, graduated with distinction and was noted in "Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities." A business trip/vacation she and her husband made to Arizona in 1957 resulted in an instant love affair with the desert Southwest, and they moved their young family to Scottsdale in 1958. She worked at Scottsdale Public Library before moving to The Hayden Library at ASU, obtaining her Master's Degree in English, and ultimately retiring from university service in 1987. Eleanor is preceded in death by her husband, Bill, a sister and infant daughter. She is survived by three sons, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, November 24, at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory to Hospice of the Valley , Friendship Village, or the Alzheimer's Association.
 Marshall R. Minter, Jr.22 Oct 2012Marshall R. Minter, Jr.,92, died Oct. 22, 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering at Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind. He worked as an engineer and then executive of American Steel Foundry. Marshall also taught part time at Purdue University Extension before moving his family to Arizona in 1965 where he taught at ASU in the department of Industrial Design and Technology. He earned a Masters degree in engineering from the University of Arizona. Marshall retired from ASU in 1982 and was honored as a Professor Emeritus. Marshall moved from the Valley to White Mountain Lakes in 1993. Marshall was a captain in the Marines and served in WWII during the occupation of Japan and the Korean War, where he flew over enemy territory as an artillery spotter. Marshall was preceded in death by Mabry, his 30 plus year companion, and his parents. He leaves behind two daughters, a son, granddaughter and two great-grandsons. A celebration of Marshall’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Marshall’s residence. For more information or directions, call Black’s Mortuary at (928) 537-2242.
Robert W. Durrenberger
Robert W. Durrenberger20 Oct 2012Robert W. Durrenberger, a professor of geography at ASU from 1971-1982, passed away on Oct. 20, 2012 at the age of 94. Durrenberger, already a nationally-known climatologist when he arrived at ASU, will be remembered at ASU for establishing the position of Arizona State climatologist at the university, as well as helping develop ASU’s climatology program into an internationally-recognized center for teaching and research. He’ll also be remembered for his research and insights into environmental challenges presented by rapid population and economic growth of the American Southwest. When he arrived at ASU in 1971, Durrenberger was well-known as a geographer with a focus on arid land research, environmental problems, agricultural geography and the U.S. southwest. He had been professor at San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University – Northridge) since 1956, where he had also served as department chair and dean of graduate studies. Durrenberger worked to establish Arizona’s State Climatology Program at ASU, and in 1973, the state named Durrenberger as Arizona’s first state climatologist. At the same time the Arizona Board of Regents also established the Laboratory of Climatology, an independent unit at ASU with a mission to serve the public, state agencies and businesses of Arizona by maintaining historical climate data for Arizona and conducting research in climate-related issues. Durrenberger held the position of Arizona State climatologist until 1979. In his role as state climatologist, he authored numerous publications specifically relevant to Arizona. After stepping down from his post as state climatologist, he focused on solar energy development, directing a project to assess Arizona’s solar energy resources and authoring a report on a solar radiation monitoring system for Arizona. While at ASU, Durrenberger published a dictionary of the environmental sciences, and played a role in a wide range of other professional activities. He served as editor-at-large for The National Weather Digest, and on the executive board of the Solar Radiation Division of the American Section of the International Solar Energy Society. Minnesota State University in Moorehead, where Durrenberger earned his undergraduate degree, presented him with its 1977 Distinguished Alumni Award, citing his contributions in education, climatology, and service to state and federal governments. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Bernadine A. Durrenberger, a daughter, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His son, Dan Durrenberger, preceded him in death.  (Source: asu news)
 John Knowlton13 Oct 2012John Knowlton, 87, passed away on October 13, 2012. He served in WWII in the Pacific Theatre as a signalman. He then received his undergraduate degree from Lewis and Clark College. Later, he received a National Defense Education Act Fellowship to complete his Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Oregon, and during that time traveled to Venezuela on a Fulbright scholarship. In 1964 he and his wife came to Arizona, where he became a professor of Spanish literature at ASU. He made numerous trips to Spain where he met many Spanish poets, including Vicente Aleixandre, a 1977 Nobel Prize laureate for literature, and returned with recordings of them to share with his students. He retired in 1992 and enjoyed many years of hiking and travel. John is survived by his wife, Anita Garman Knowlton, a son and three grandchildren. Donations may be made to the Humane Society at A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Falconer Funeral Home, 251 W. Juniper Ave. Gilbert, AZ at 3:00 p.m. on November 3, 2012. Please visit for details.
Evelyn Francis PartridgeEvelyn Francis Partridge12 Oct 2012Evelyn Francis Partridge,80, passed away on October 12, 2012. After the death of her first husband in the late 1950s Evelyn left the USA and settled in Jamaica with her three children where she worked for several years as a manager with Avianca Airlines. After remarrying in 1964, and now with a fourth child, she moved to Nigeria, then on the outbreak of civil war there in 1966 she moved to England, where she remained for the next 18 years. During this time she enrolled with the Open University and graduated with a BA in English Literature. In 1984 she left England to return to the USA. She settled in Arizona. Hiking and geology were two of her main interests. She served as secretary of the Phoenix Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society and also volunteered at the Pueblo Grande Museum where she was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2010. As an adult student Evelyn continued her studies at ASU, graduating with an MBA in the early 1990s. After graduation she worked in the Gerontology Department until her retirement in 2005. She was a member of ASU’s University Career Women organization and edited the UCW Newsletter for a number of years. After retiring she became actively involved with the ASU Retirees Association and was a member of the annual Retirees Day Committee. Despite severe illness she continued to be a volunteer in ASURA until 2012. Evelyn is survived by four children, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Evelyn's four children who live in Europe will gather next spring to scatter her ashes off the coast of Florida where her first husband drowned.
 Elvin David Taysom6 Oct 2012Elvin David Taysom, 95, passed away October 6, 2012. Elvin completed his BS degree in Animal Husbandry in 1940 from the University of Idaho. At the same time, he finished his ROTC studies and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army. With WW II in full swing, he was first stationed at Ft. Robinson Nebraska, with the Calvary division of Company B. When the Calvary division was abandoned, he continued his service duty in the Quartermaster division. He was discharged from active duty in the Army in 1946 but remained active in the Army reserve and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonial in 1982. He completed his Master Degree from Utah State College in 1950 and a Doctorate Degree in Animal Science from Washington State College in 1953. He then took his first teaching position on the faculty of Arizona State College. During his teaching years, he was associated with Dr. M. E. Ensminger's International Stockman's School under the sponsorship of Agriservices Foundation and taught animal production in many schools in the United States, Russia, and Yemen. He retired from teaching in 1982 after 29 years of service to the students of ASU. Elvin is preceded in death by his parents, four siblings and a great-grandson. He leaves behind his wife of 73 years, Myrtle, three sons, 14 grand-children, 24 great-grand-children, and four siblings. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 6-8 PM in the Tempe LDS Stake Center, 2707 S College Ave., Tempe with funeral services on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10 AM, preceeded by a visitation from 8:30 to 9:30 AM, also at the Tempe LDS Stake Center. Elvin will be laid to rest in the Green Acres Cemetery in Scottsdale, AZ. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the missionary fund of the LDS church.
Ruby Gladys LoewenRuby Gladys Loewen3 Oct 2012Ruby Gladys Loewen ,86, passed away Oct. 3, 2012. She was a retired admissions clerk from ASU. She was preceded in death by her husband Elvie Johnny in 2010 and one brother. Survivors include four sons, a sister, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Graveside service is 9:00 a.m. Saturday at Ebenfeld Cemetery, Hillsboro and memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at First Mennonite Brethren Church in Wichita, KS. Memorials with Ruby Loewen Memorial Fund. Condolences may be offered at
 Lewis S. Neeb3 Oct 2012Lewis S. Neeb P. E., FNSPE,DMCSPE, 78, passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Neeb was born in Phoenix and raised in Tempe. His mother was an elementary and secondary school teacher and an Executive Secretary of the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Architects. His father, Lewis, was a college professor, PhD., and Dean of the Industrial Arts Department at ASU in the 1930s. Neeb Hall, one of the largest lecture halls on campus, is named for his father who was very active in the community, serving as the president of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, and head of the Civil Aeronautics Authority pilot training program that employed ASU ground school instruction and training facilities at Sky Harbor Airport. The lighted star and camels that adorn "A" Mountain at Christmas were originally designed and built by Professor Neeb. Mr. Neeb studied at ASU and the University of Arizona and in 1959 received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He held a license to practice both Professional Civil Engineering and Land Surveying in California and Arizona, and was also a general engineering and building contractor (A&B) and a Safety Engineer in California. Neeb assisted in the creation of the design of the water system for Sun City, Ariz., and a stint as resident engineer for large water and sewer works in Flagstaff and Douglas, Ariz. Throughout his life, Neeb held many professional leadership positions. Mr. Neeb is survived by his partner of 19 years, Patricia E. Smith, a daughter, three grandchildren and a sister. Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Elks Lodge #836, 2055 Elks Drive San Bernardino Calif., 92404 at 2:00 p.m. The family is requesting that contributions to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Los Angeles be made in lieu of flowers. Checks may be mailed to 3160 Geneva St., Los Angeles CA, 90020-1199. 
 Yolanda Ruiz Murphy30 Sep 2012Yolanda Ruiz Murphy, 59, passed away on September 30, 2012 in Tempe, AZ. Yolanda was born June 17, 1953 in Merced, CA, where she lived out her youth and moved to Arizona 23 years ago. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and two sisters. Yolanda is survived by a daughter, a brother and two sisters. Yolanda was a long time employee of ASU as a graduate student administrator/advisor for the Engineering and Science Departments as well as the Cronkite School of Journalism. Memorial Services will be at 11:00 am Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Templo La Hermosa Church, 545 Kibby Road, Merced, CA.
 Nita Hardie23 Sep 2012Nita (Heard) Hardie, 83, passed away September 23, 2012. Nita obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from North Texas State University in 1953 and her masters degree in government from Indiana University in 1956. In 1964, Nita joined the Political Science Department at Western Michigan University where she served until her retirement in 1992. During her tenure, Nita developed courses in the area of race and gender equality and founded the Women's Studies program at the University. Nita was appointed Chair of the Social Science Area in 1972 and later became Assistant to the Dean of the College of General Studies. Nita retired after serving 28 years in various capacities at WMU. Following her retirement, Nita moved to Carefree, Arizona to be near to her mother Clyde Heard. Nita was a tireless advocate for the disenfranchised, giving of her time and money to her most cherished causes, including supporting the Archaeological Field School at ASU and funding a fellowship in the Women and Gender Studies program, also at ASU. Nita is survived by two children, two grandchildren, her former husband and her life partner Mary Sue Hyatt. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the ASU Foundation for the Nita Heard Hardie Women and Gender Studies Fellowship Award Endowment. Donations may be made payable to the ASU Foundation, c/o Jill DeMichele, P.O. Box 876405, ASU, Tempe, AZ 85287-6405. Online gifts may be made at
Allan Bieber
Allan L. Bieber5 Sep 2012Dr. Allan L. Bieber,78, passed away September 5, 2012. Dr. Bieber was a retired Professor of Chemistry/Bio-Chemistry at Arizona State University. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Carmen, a son, daughter and two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the Bieber family is requesting donations be made to Hospice of the Valley , 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 or to the University Lutheran Church. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m,, Thursday, September 13, 2012 at University Lutheran Church, 340 E. 15th Street., Tempe, Arizona 85281 (480-967-3543).
H. L. Goodall, Jr.
H. L. Goodall, Jr.24 Aug 2012 H. L. "Bud" Goodall, Jr., 59, passed away on Aug. 24, 2012. A professor of communication at ASU, Goodall was a celebrated scholar and a narrative ethnographer who chronicled the “mysteries” and complexities of communication in relationships, the workplace, and in the national imagination. A prolific author, Goodall published nine scholarly books, numerous textbooks, white papers, book chapters, book reviews and trade books, including a cookbook designed to encourage cross-gendered conversations called, "Food Talk: A Man’s Guide to Cooking and Conversation with Women." As director of the Hugh Downs School from 2004 to 2009, he worked to elevate the research profile and the national reputation of his school and his university. He established the annual Hugh Downs Award for Communication Excellence, which recognized Larry King and Stephen Spielberg. Goodall also was instrumental in creating the Center for Strategic Communication, the first ABOR-approved research center in the school’s history, which was honored by the Applied/Public Policy Research Award from the International Communication Association. He was named a 2012 Outstanding Professor, and listed in Who’s Who in Social Sciences Higher Education. Goodall is survived by his wife, Sandra Goodall, and son, Nicolas.
Richard K. Winkelmann
Richard K. Winkelmann16 Aug 2012Richard K. Winkelmann, 88, passed away on August 16, 2012. "Wink" was a Celebrated Dermatologist at The Mayo Clinic. During his highly productive career, he authored and published over 800 scholarly articles and published 6 books. He was on the International Committee of Dermatology for 15 years. Wink received a Ph.D. in Dermatology/Pathology from the University of Minnesota in 1956, the same year he joined the Mayo Clinic staff. He was a distinguished member of the Mayo Clinic Staff from 1956 to 1994. He was the Chairman of the Department of Dermatology from 1970 to 1975. He helped found the Society of Dermapathology and was President of the organization in 1977. He also has served as president of the Society of Investigative Dermatology and many other organizations. Additionally, he held a Professorship in Dermatology and Anatomy. He is a member of 18 foreign dermatological societies including the Royal College of Physicians (London). At 65, he joined the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic Arizona (Scottsdale). Retiring in 1994 to Fountain Hills, Arizona and Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, he had taken on the study of algae and served as a Research Professor, Department of Plant Biology at ASU. While spending summers in Marine on St. Croix, he became a Visiting Scientist at the St. Croix Watershed Station/Science Museum of Minnesota and worked to catalogue the algae in the St. Croix River. In 2005, Dr. Winkelmann was named as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. Wink is survived by his wife, Anne, four children and four grandchildren. There will be a memorial service at Charter House, Rochester, MN, Thursday, September 6, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a casual reception. The family prefers memorials to the Mayo Clinic in lieu of flowers.
Dr. Robert E. Grinder
Robert E. Grinder14 Aug 2012Dr. Robert E. Grinder, 83, passed away on August 14, 2012. He is survived by his wife Alison, to whom he was married for 54 years, two sons, one daughter and six grandchildren. A navy veteran, Robert received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a graduate degree from Boston University, and an Ed.D. from Harvard University. He began his teaching career at the University of Hawaii, Hilo campus and then served as Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His career continued as Dean of the College of Education at the University of Maine. In 1973 he was appointed Professor of Education and Associate Dean of Education at ASU. He concluded his career as Director of the Center for Adolescent Research, Evaluation and Services at ASU. Dr. Grinder received numerous distinctions and honors and served the American Psychological Association as President of Division 15 (Educational Psychology) and as a Fellow of Division 7 (Developmental Psychology). Professor Grinder was also awarded a visiting Fulbright Scholarship at Federal University, Rio Grande, Du So, Brazil, in 1987. He also made significant contributions to the advancement of teaching research and scholarship in educational psychology with numerous scholarly articles, studies, and publications exploring the history of psychology and human development, with emphasis on the study of adolescent development. He authored several books and countless scholarly articles were published in journals. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 10 at 10 a.m. at the Beatitudes Campus, the Luther Life Center, 1610 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix. Donations in honor of Dr. Grinder should be made to Cure Pancreatic Cancer Lustgarten Foundation at, The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714.
 Keith Allen Jacobson13 Aug 2012Keith Allen Jacobson, 68, passed away on August 13, 2012. A daughter preceded him in death in 2007. He is survived by his wife Karen, two daughters, a brother and seven grandchildren. Keith received his bachelor's degree from ASU in 1966 and went on to earn two Master's degrees. While an undergraduate at ASU, he was the student director of the men's intramural program. When the job grew to a full time position, he became ASU's Director of Intramural Sports in 1968. He continued to work at ASU for 35 years, retiring in 2003. He was the driving force in the design and the building of the ASU Student Recreation Center where he became the assistant Director in 1988. There will be a celebration of Keith's life on Tuesday, August 21st at 6:00 p.m. at his daughter's residence at 3557 N. Eagle Canyon in Mesa 85207.
 Vincent Paul Mazzeo13 Aug 2012Vincent Paul Mazzeo, 65, passed away August 13, 2012. He was a professor at ASU. He is survived by a daughter, brother and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be interred at Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Newburgh, NY. Funeral service will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 18, 2012, with visitation from 12 - 1:00 pm at Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020. 
 Margaret Long8 Aug 2012Margaret Long (nee Bub), 89, passed away August 8, 2012. She moved to Tempe in 1976. Over the years Marge worked in several legal secretary positions, including in the NCAA compliance office at ASU. Margaret is predeceased by her first husband, Kline O'Neill, in 1961 and second husband, Carl Long, in 1988. She is survived her three children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 2121 S. Rural Rd, Tempe, Wednesday, August 15 at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests charitable donations to two organizations: Westchester Senior Living, 6100 S. Rural Rd. Tempe AZ 85283 and Americare Hospice and Palliative Care, 1212 N. Spencer St. Mesa AZ 85203.
Justin F. MarinoJustin F. Marino7 Aug 2012Justin F. Marino, 78, passed away on August 7th, 2012. Justin was an educator and passionate about the development and opportunities of individuals with mental and physical disabilities. Justin is survived by two sons, his companion Ray Fisher, six grandchildren, three nieces and a nephew. He was stationed at Fort Huachuca during his military service after he was graduated from Carthage College in Carthage, IL. He returned to Arizona in 1970 when he accepted a position with the State of Arizona in Coolidge. He was also a faculty member in the College of Education at ASU during the mid to late 1980’s. A farewell service was held for him on Friday, August 17, 2012 at Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery, Chandler, AZ. (Source: Family member and Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery)
Dr. William E. Crisp, Jr.
William E. Crisp, Jr.20 Jul 2012Dr. William E. Crisp, Jr.,an eminent gynecological surgeon-scientist, passed away on July 20, 2012. Dr. Crisp attended Western Reserve Academy and then Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. He finished his educational career at George Washington University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. His Naval military service afforded him the ability to follow his dreams and passion into the medical field. He was the founder and Commander in the Medical Reserve, company 11-2. He served his internship at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Philadelphia and served his residency at the Pennsylvania Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Crisp spent the majority of his career in Phoenix, Arizona developing and directing the OB/GYN Residency Program at Maricopa County Hospital while expanding his own practice. He also held positions as an OB/GYN instructor at the University of Arizona, as an adjunct professor in both bioengineering and in the Cancer Research Institute at ASU, and more recently as a researcher and wound care physician at the Arizona Heart Institute and Wound Care Clinic. Dr. Crisp was ahead of the curve and worked at the leading edge of new technologies, many of which have resulted in patents. He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications and a member of 20 national and international scientific and professional societies. He has been involved in a variety of service activities including working on the Arizona Research Commission, which provides grants to biomedical research activities in Arizona, and serving as head of the Arizona State Medical Association. Dr. Crisp is survived by his wife Anita, a sister, a son, two daughters, two grandchildren, a great grandson, two step-daughters, two step-grandchildren and one step-great grandchild. Services remembering and celebrating the life of Dr. William (Bill) Crisp will be held August 31, 2012 at 7PM at: Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park, 1300 N. College Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Bill's memory to: The Lewy Body Dementia Association,; Lewy Body Dementia Association 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W. Lilburn, GA 30047 or the Cancer Research Group directed by G.R Pettit, c/o Arizona State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, PO Box 871604, Tempe, AZ 85287-1604, a group, that he was not only proud to be affiliated with, but also of the strides in research they have been able to make and those they'll be able to achieve in the future for the cure of cancer and of Alzheimers disease.
Colonel Vernon L. HastingsVernon L. Hastings19 Jul 2012Colonel Vernon L.Hastings, 94, passed away July 19, 2012. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1939, and graduated from Army Air Forces Officer Candidate School in 1942. Hastings assumed his first command position as a training detachment for pre-meterology cadets at the University of Wisconsin. After the end of WWII he graduated from the University of Nebraska in with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Colonel Hastings then served as base engineer at Goose Bay, Labrador as site support engineer for several arctic weather and radar stations. He then became chief of the Procurement Branch of the US Army Chemical Procurement District in Chicago, Illinois, before being assigned as deputy chief of Air Force Logistics Command’s Facilities Maintenance Branch at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. In 1955 he earned his master’s degree in industrial engineering at Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College. He then joined the Air Force Ballistic Missile Division where he directed the design of all US operational base facilities for the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). He also led the site selection team for what became Vandenberg AFB, which was the location for construction of the first Atlas ICBM operational launch complex. General Curtis LeMay, Air Force vice chief of staff, appointed him as Site Activation Task Force commander for two of the earliest ICBM operational squadrons. Later he was appointed chairman of the Missile Sites Labor Committee, created at the direction of President Kennedy, to reduce labor conflicts and foster continuous, peaceful work on projects at missile and space sites throughout the US. In 1962 Colonel Hastings began his academic career by directing the Civil Engineering Center at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He then served as assistant to the dean and assistant dean of Purdue University’s School of Technology. In 1973 he became director of the construction program at ASU. ASU’s vice president of academic research at the time told him the construction program was not an academic subject and should not be on a university campus. However, Hastings persevered and in 1985 received approval for students to pursue a master’s degree in the subject. He continued as director of the Division of Construction until he retired with emeritus status in 1987. By then, construction education had earned legitimacy through accreditation at about 100 colleges and universities, and so-called “C-schools” were producing annually thousands of graduates. More than twenty years beyond his retirement, Professor Hastings continued to travel the country advising faculty and students on the applicability of the “learn by doing” philosophy in their C-school programs. He also encouraged professors and students to use information from the Atlas ICBM facilities project as tools for learning generally about large-scale construction. Colonel Hastings was a member of several professional organizations. He was inducted to the Order of the Engineer and designated as Fellow in the American Institute of Constructors. He was predeceased by his wife, Norma and a son. He is survived by his wife, Vi, a daughter, two sons, a sister and cousins. A memorial service is to be held in Mesa, AZ in September or October. (Source: Hastings family)
Katherine MardianKatherine Mardian11 Jul 2012Katherine Mardian, 90, passed away on July 11, 2012. She was born in Adana, Armenia, and arrived with her family at Ellis Island, NYC, in September 1923. She was granted her American citizenship in 1932. Kathy attended Pasadena Junior College. Kathy married Daniel Mardian, and in 1946, they moved to Phoenix where they started the construction business with his brothers. Her support contributed to the success of Mardian Construction. The Dan and Kathy Mardian ASU Student Scholarship is a testament to their shared belief in education and the importance of training in the construction trades. Kathy is predeceased by her husband, Dan, who passed away in 2010 after 68 years of marriage, by a son and by a sister. She is survived by four children, 14 grandchildren, two brothers and other relatives. A memorial service and reception will be held on November 10th, 11A.M., at the Church of the Beatitudes, 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85013. Donations may be made in Kathy's memory to the Beatitudes Foundation, 1610 West Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021.
Joe Shelby Byrd
Joe Shelby Byrd10 Jul 2012Joe Shelby Byrd, 88, died on July 10, 2012. After graduation from Wilcox High School Joe joined the Marine Corp and served until 1945 attaining the rank of Corporal. Joe graduated from ASU and accepted a position working on the universities research farm. He received his Masters degree from ASU in 1966 and continued his career becoming superintendent of the research farm. In addition Joe taught agriculture classes at ASU finally retiring in 1984. He is predeceased by his wife, Marcelene and a son. In 1980 Joe married Maxine Fitch who had four children, one of whom passed away in 2009. Survivors include his wife, Maxine, a sister, brother, six children, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 17 at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11020 S 48th Street, Phoenix. Internment and a reception will follow the service at the church.
Dean Ellis SmithDean Ellis Smith7 Jul 2012Dean Ellis Smith,89, died on July 7, 2012. After graduating from Glendale High in 1940, Dean attended Arizona State College where he ran track and served as the editor of both the State Press and the yearbook. During WWII, he joined the Army Air Force, trained at Pomona College and Yale University, and served as a communications officer. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Arizona State. After college, he worked as a sports editor for the Glendale News and Mesa Tribune, and served as Sports Information Director for Arizona State. He covered Sun Devil sports for the Arizona Republic during the 1950s, then rejoined his alma mater, now known as Arizona State University, as Director of Publications and Director of Development until his retirement in 1984. Dean is the author of more than a hundred historical and biographical articles in national and regional magazines, as well as almost 30 books on the history of Arizona, ASU and biographical pieces. His first book, "Barry Goldwater: The Biography of a Conservative", figured prominently in the 1964 presidential campaign and started a lifelong friendship with the senator. Similar connections were forged while writing the histories of many great Arizona families: the Guerreros, Babbitts, Goldwaters, Getz's, Flinns, Tremaines, Chilsons, Fains and Rhodes. His latest book, "Arizona Nuggets" is now in its third printing, the 2012 Arizona Centennial Issue. He continued in the Air Force Reserve as a liaison officer for the Air Force Academy for 35 years of service retiring as a Colonel. He was an active member and volunteer for various organizations. (See below for Dean’s affiliation with ASURA.) Dean is survived by his wife of nearly 44 years, Jean, four children from his first marriage to Betty Clark Smith, four stepsons, ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister and brother. A memorial service will be held at Friendship Village, 2625 E. Southern Avenue in Tempe on Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. Contributions can be made to the Arizona Historical Society in lieu of flowers.
Virginia Eugenia Cardenas
Virginia Eugenia Cardenas1 Jul 2012Virginia Eugenia Cardenas, 60, passed away on July 1, 2012. She was born in Apizaco, Tlaxcala, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States (North Las Vegas, Nevada) at the age of seven. Virginia married in 1972, and after her husband completed law school, the couple arrived in Phoenix in 1978. Virginia never forgot her Mexican roots and spent most of her career working with recent immigrants or their children, first at Chandler High School and thereafter at ASU where she worked as the eighth grade advisor in the Hispanic Mother Daughter Program. Virginia's other great passion was arts and culture, a passion reflected not only in her personal art collection, but also in her service for many years as Chair of the Arizona Commission on the Arts and as a longtime board member of Xicanindio Artes, now Xico Inc. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jose A. Cardenas, three sons, her mother, five brothers, two sisters, four grandchildren, nieces and nephews and by other extended family. Visitation will take place at St. Mary's Basilica, 231 N. 3rd St., in central Phoenix on Friday, July 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 3450 W. Ray Road, in Chandler, at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, July 7, 2012. Interment at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.
 Marlys Burkheimer30 Jun 2012Marlys Burkheimer, 75, passed away on June 30, 2012. Marlys worked in the Admissions Office for athletics at ASU. Her parents and a sister preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, a granddaughter, brother, a niece, nephews, her first husband Joseph Sheehan of Sun City, AZ, and her second husband Ivan Burkheimer of Mason City Iowa. Graveside services and interment were held on Saturday morning, July 28, at 11 a.m. at the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone, Iowa.
Dr. Paige Elliott MulhollanPaige Elliott Mulhollan30 Jun 2012Dr. Paige Elliott Mulhollan, 77, passed away on June 30, 2012. Dr. Mulhollan was a respected scholar, a passionate sailor, an avid birder and beloved husband, father and grandfather. Dr. Mulhollan’s academic credentials included a master’s degree in history from the University of Arkansas, a doctorate in history from the University of Texas, and an honorary doctor of letters from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His academic career included administrative positions at Kansas State University (Associate Dean of the Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of History), the University of Oklahoma (Dean of the Arts and Sciences and Professor of History), ASU (Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History 1978-1981; Executive Vice President 1981-1984; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer ASU West 1984-1985), and Wright State University (President and Professor of History 1985 – 1994 and President Emeritus 1994 -2012). In June 2012, Wright State University dedicated the Mulhollan Field in the Rinzler Student Sports Complex in honor of his contributions to the University during his tenure as President. His early academic career included an assignment to the University of Texas Oral History Project as a Senior Research Associate. He was responsible for interviewing leading members of the foreign policy community associated with President Lyndon B. Johnson and his administration for the oral history collection of the LBJ (Lyndon Baines Johnson) Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. Other academic associations included over 20 years on the North Central Association, consultant to the National Endowment of the Humanities, chair of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, member of the President’s Commission – National Collegiate Athletics Association, member of the National Advisory Committee to the Air Force ROTC, and member of the Air Force Institute of Technology Foundation. During the course of his sailing career, Dr. Mulhollan sailed the five Great Lakes and made multiple sailing trips in the Caribbean. He served as an official for the 1996 Olympics sailing trials held off the coast of Georgia. As a longtime birder Dr. Mulhollan participated on numerous Audubon field counts in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Ohio, South Carolina and Arkansas. He achieved a birder’s life list containing over 670 species of birds identified during his travels across five continents. Dr. Mulhollan and his wife retired in Hilton Head, South Carolina from 1994 – 2004. While in Hilton Head he held office and was a volunteer in several organizations. In 2005, Dr. Mulhollan and his wife returned to live in Fayetteville. While there he served as the executive director of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks for two years, and was a board member of a number of organizations. Dr. Mulhollan is survived by his wife Mary Bess, two sons, three granddaughters, a great-granddaughter and a brother. Private services are planned. Details are pending regarding a public celebration of Dr. Mulhollan’s life to be held at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, PO Box 10407, Fayetteville, AR 72703 or
 Edward Grant MoodyEdward Grant Moody29 Jun 2012Edward Grant Moody, 92, passed away on June 29, 2012. Grant served in the U.S Army from 1944 to 1946 in the occupation forces in Japan and was discharged as a Tech Sergeant. He earned his Bachelor's degree at the University of Arizona; his Master of Science at Kansas State College and his Ph.D. degree at Purdue University. From 1951 to 1984 he taught Animal Sciences at ASU. He was awarded the Teacher Fellow Outstanding Educator by the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture NACTA. He served as a visiting professor at Oaxaca, Mexico. His wife, Elnora died in 1983 as Grant was getting ready to retire as a dairy science professor at ASU. He later married Elaine Harry. He is survived by his wife Elaine, seven children, four stepchildren, 41 grandchildren and 84 great grandchildren.
 Donald Lee Ellis, Sr.28 Jun 2012Donald Lee Ellis, Sr., 90, passed away June 28, 2012. Don graduated from Arizona State Teachers' College in 1944. He taught history at Gilbert High School, Phoenix Union High School and for over twenty years at Mesa Community College. Don also assisted coaches at ASU with the recruitment of athletes. Don is survived by his wife Marvene Zoe Shill Ellis, two sons, a daughter and three grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by his brother. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations sent to Mesa Community College Library or Alley Cat Allies would be greatly appreciated.
 Elmer Kanocz22 Jun 2012Elmer Kanocz, 90, passed away on June 22, 2012. Elmer worked and retired from ASU. After serving more than 36 months in WW II, he was honorably discharged as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. Elmer is survived by his loving wife Irma of 63 years, a daughter and two sisters. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Hospice of the Valley.
Professor Maureen Ahern
Maureen Ahern20 Jun 2012Professor Maureen Ahern,75, died on June 20, 2012. Professor Ahern was a 1958 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of New Hampshire. She earned a Bachelor's and Doctorate degrees--both in Literature--from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru in 1960 and 1961, respectively. After many years of work and travel throughout Mexico and Peru, Professor Ahern returned to the United States in 1972 and became a Professor of Spanish at ASU. From 1990 until shortly before her death, she was Professor of Spanish, Latin American Literature and Culture at The Ohio State University. Her marriage to Juan Maurer ended in divorce. Professor Ahern is survived by three children, four grandchildren and a sister. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, June 23rd, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Columbus, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to the Zusman Hospice at Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209
 Phil Cook18 Jun 2012Phil Cook, 91, retired ASU Professor of Education, passed away on June 18, 2012. He served in the United States Army in the Philippines from 1944-46. He received his doctorate from University of Kansas in 1963. He was a Professor of Education at ASU from 1963 to 1986. He is survived by his wife, Jeane, three children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial Service was held on June 23 at Arizona Community Church.
Lucile Angell WhiteLucile Angell White16 Jun 2012Lucile Angell (Lucy) White,81, died on Saturday, June 16, 2012. A Visitation will be held Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. in The Chapel at Carr-Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 25, 2012 at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection, 3201 S. Evergreen, Tempe, AZ 85282 with Interment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1562 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85204. Lucy was preceded in death by a sister, brother-in-law and niece. She is survived by her husband of sixty years, Harold White, Emeritus Professor at ASU and past officer of ASURA; a daughter, two grandchildren, a sister, brother-in-law and nephews. Lucy graduated from Idaho State University as the highest ranked student in her college. Beginning as a child, she was an accomplished violinist and played in the symphonies of Walla Walla, Idaho State University and ASU. She played the harp for the ASU and Scottsdale symphonies. For thirty years, she played the harp professionally at Valley-wide hotels and resorts and throughout the state for dinners, brunches, and social and religious gatherings and for ASU academic and social events. She was a grade school teacher and taught harp at religious and public schools and privately. She was the founding chair of the ASU Lyric Opera Theatre Guild, was president of Chapter F of PEO, and was a volunteer for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Contributions are suggested in her name to the Alzheimer's Association , 1208 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006 and The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, PO Box 29074, Phoenix, AZ 85038. Please visit carrtenney mortuary to leave Lucy's family online condolence messages.
William J. KelleyWilliam J. Kelley13 Jun 2012William J. Kelley, 91, passed away on June 13, 2012. Bill attended ASU on an athletic scholarship. He proudly served in the Army during WWII with the 90th division. He landed on Utah Beach, Normandy on D-Day and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Upon his return he met Patricia L. Gibbons at ASU who was his wife and partner for 65 years. Patty volunteered for ASURA checking the newspaper for ASU related obituaries. Bill worked for Scottsdale Public Schools for 34 years as a teacher, coach, high school administrator and district athletic director. Bill is survived by his wife Patty, two daughters, four grandchildren, one great grandson , three siblings and numerous nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents and three siblings. Memorial Services were held on June 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 N. Mockingbird Ln, Scottsdale, AZ. In lieu of flowers please donate to Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 N. Mockingbird Ln, Scottsdale, AZ.
Elinor OstromElinor Ostrom12 Jun 2012Elinor Ostrom,78, a research professor at Arizona State University who won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2009 and was named among Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2012, died June 12 at IU Health Hospital in Bloomington, Indiana. Ostrom, the founding director of the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity at ASU, was a scholarly giant in the social sciences and notably the field of economic governance. "The world has lost a pioneer in systems level thinking in the social sciences," said ASU President Michael M. Crow. “Lin Ostrom was a wonderful example of not only a brilliant scientist who had a huge impact on her discipline and other disciplines but also someone who with all her accolades, remained modest, helpful to everybody who needed her help,” said Sander van der Leeuw, dean of ASU’s School of Sustainability. “She battled all the time in favor of transdisciplinarity, under sometimes very difficult circumstances.” Marco Janssen, an ASU colleague and director of the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity said. In addition to her research appointment at ASU, Ostrom had an academic home at Indiana University in Bloomington, where she was a Distinguished Professor and Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science. She is survived by her husband and colleague, Vincent, who together shared their research and ideas with colleagues at IU’s Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, recently renamed in their honor. Ostrom received doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in political science from UCLA. She was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. At ASU, in addition to her role as founding director for the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity, Ostrom was a Distinguished Sustainability Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability and a research professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Funeral and memorial services are pending.
Rev Eugene Bryan MontagueEugene Bryan Montague11 Jun 2012The Reverend Eugene Bryan Montague,83, died on Monday, June 11, 2012. Gene attended Central Washington Teachers College on a journalism scholarship but eventually earned his B.A. with a double major in English and History. He accepted a scholarship to The University of Texas, Austin, where he earned his M.A. and Ph.D., specializing in 19th century British Literature. In 1960, he was named Director of the Honors College at ASU. In 1965, he moved his family to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was a Hobson Fellow and Convention Scholar at Harvard Divinity School and The Episcopal Theological Seminary. At the same time, he was Lecturer at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ordained in 1967, Gene accepted a position at The Cathedral of St. Paul (Episcopal) in Detroit and served as the first Protestant Chaplain at the University of Detroit, a Roman Catholic institution. Gene also served on the Examining Board of Chaplains, specializing in Theology, for nearly twenty years. In 1968 he accepted a teaching position at the University of Detroit, where he worked for nearly thirty years, first as professor, then department chair, and eventually as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He retired in 1994 and was named Professor Emeritus. Gene is survived by a brother, four children and ten grandchildren. A service will be held Sunday, June 24, at St. John's Episcopal, Wake Forest, where Gene's remains will be placed next to his wife’s in St. John's Columbarium.
Georgina Belok
Georgina Pilkington Belok9 Jun 2012Georgina Pilkington Belok,90, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Georgina was preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings and twin granddaughters. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Michael Victor Belok, two sons, 10 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren with one more expected in 2012. She married Gail Bond Horne in June of 1943 and moved from Canada to Mesa, Arizona. She worked beside Gail and helped him establish the accounting firm of Johnson, Horne & Stott, CPA's; which later became Henry & Horne, CPA's. Together they had two sons. They divorced in 1961. Georgina later met Michael, a Professor at ASU, and they were married in 1965. They moved to Lady Lake, Florida in 1993 and lived there for 8 years. In 2001 they moved back to Arizona. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pleasant Ward Building, 800 W. Chandler Heights Rd.,Chandler, AZ 85248. Visitation will be held from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m., at the chapel, prior to services. Interment will follow the services at the City of Mesa Cemetery.
Ren Lovell Anderton

Ren Lovell Anderton29 May 2012Ren Lovell Anderton, 62, passed away on May 29, 2012. He is survived by his parents, five sisters and their families. He is preceded in death by his grandparents. Ren attended Snow College before receiving his Associates Degree from Dixie College and a Bachelor of Music at the University of Utah. At the time of his death, he was employed as the Music Director at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Phoenix, as well as teaching piano and coaching voice at ASU, Maricopa Community College, and Paradise Valley Performance Center. During his musical career, he also taught at the Western Wyoming Community College and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He served as Concert Master for several Opera companies, was the Music Director at Dirty Jack's Theatre in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and the organist for the Salt Lake City Greek Orthodox Choir. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 8, 2012 at 12 Noon in the Richfield 7th LDS Ward Chapel, 159 North 400 West in Richfield. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home in Richfield, Thursday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Friday at the ward chapel from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery.
Beverly Shaw McNamaraBeverly Shaw McNamara19 May 2012Beverly Shaw McNamara, 86, passed away on May 19, 2012. Beverly completed her undergraduate degree in 1947 with a major in Dramatic Arts and a minor in Science and her Master's in Education from ASU in 1972 with an emphasis in Secondary Science Education. She taught Science and Drama to 7th grade students in the Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD). Beverly served as the district coordinator of Math, Science and Social Studies for the SUSD for four years. She was the co-director of the NAU Summer Science and Energy camp for 7th grade students for five years. She taught fellow educators at summer courses at ASU, and mentored future educators from the NAU College of Education. She was a presenter at the Soviet/American Convention in Moscow, Russia in 1991; she taught Russian science teachers how to use science fairs to teach reasoning and problem solving skills to their students. Beverly is survived by two daughters and three grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 9th at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary of Valley Presbyterian Church (6947 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253.) A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Beverly's honor to Teach for America-Phoenix or Hospice of the Valley .
Paul Lewis Emerick, Jr.
Paul Lewis Emerick, Jr.3 May 2012Paul Lewis Emerick, Jr. passed away on May 3, 2012. A celebration of life with full military honors will be held Sunday, May 27 at 10:00 AM at the VFW Post 9399, 133 N Saguaro Dr., Apache Junction AZ. Paul attended Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute until 1941. He then attended New York University and received his Meteorology Certification. He joined the Air Corps US Army and performed Meteorological Operations until June of 1946. Paul completed his service as a First Lieutenant with the 31TH Weather Squadron as a meteorologist. He later received a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering in 1949 from Rensselaer Polytechnic and a Bachelors of Science from Salmon P. Chase College in 1954. He also received a MBA-Advance Business and Economics from Xavier University in 1958. Paul helped design the axial-flow turbojet engine for General Electric in 1962. These engines were used in a variety of fighter and bomber aircraft. Paul was a Professor of Computer Science at ASU in the Mathematics Department from 1962-1969 where he authored 2 books on computer science. Paul completed his teaching career as a Professor of Mathematics at de Anza College, Cupertino California from 1970-1989 when he retired. He was preceded in death by his wife Catherine, a brother and a sister. Paul is survived by a sister, a son, five grandchildren and two great grandsons.
Ben Silver
Ben Silver2 May 2012Ben Silver, 85, a Peabody Award-winning CBS television news reporter and journalism professor, died May 2, 2012. From the late 1950s to the early 1970s, Silver covered many of the nation's major events, including Ted Kennedy's car accident on Chappaquiddick, campus unrest, race rioting in Detroit, Newark and Chicago, school integration, Fidel Castro's takeover of Cuba, the Cuban missile crisis, the launch of the nation's space program, and two national political conventions. Silver landed exclusive interviews with former Tonight Show host Johnny Carson and former head of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover. Before joining CBS News, Silver was with WCKT-TV in Miami from 1957 to 1966 where he reported from the former Soviet Union and throughout Latin America. In 1960 Silver won a Peabody Award, television journalism's highest honor, for his Latin American coverage. After six years, Silver left CBS for ASU where he became a journalism professor. He continued to cover stories for CBS from Arizona for a few years, including John McCain's return from North Vietnam where he was held as a prisoner of war for six years. After 18 years, Silver retired from ASU in 1990, and was named professor emeritus. He remained involved at ASU, and at his alma mater, the University of Iowa, establishing broadcast journalism scholarships at both schools. Silver is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda, six children, 11 grandchildren and a sister. A service will be held at 9 a.m. May 6th at Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapel, in Minneapolis. He will be buried at 2 p.m at Forest Hill Cemetery, 822 Emery Street, Eau Claire, Wis. Shiva to follow at 7 p.m. at Beth Silver Insolia's house, 4619 Townes Circle, Edina, Minn. Memorials are preferred to the Department of Development, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street S.W., Rochester, Minn. 55905. Attention: Parkinson's Research.
Charles Fimian
Charles Fimian30 Apr 2012Charles Fimian,82, passed away April 30, 2012. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin NROTC program, he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. Upon graduation he was commissioned a Marine second lieutenant infantry officer and served in the Korean and Viet Nam wars. Military honors include the Legion of Merit with Combat Distinguishing Device, Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing Device for Valor and the Purple Heart. He retired from the Marine Corps as a colonel after 26 years of service. Subsequently, he received his PhD in Political Science from ASU where he worked as a professor and academic advisor for another 15 years. His first wife Joan McCune of Duluth, MN died in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Pat Scharr-Fimian, three children, three step-children, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson, a half-sister and half-brother. Visitation will be 5 to 7 PM Friday, May 4, 2012 at Kozlak-Radulovich Blaine Chapel, 107th Ave NE & Hwy 65. A visitation will also be at 10 AM Saturday, May 5, followed by a Memorial Service 11 AM at Cedar United Methodist Church, 17541 Jefferson St NE, Ham Lake, MN. Memorials to the Minnesota Humane Society.
Deacon Edward H. HickcoxEdward H. Hickcox29 Apr 2012Deacon Edward H. Hickcox,86, died Sunday, April 29, 2012. A visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a Rosary recited at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 230 W. Galveston St., Chandler, AZ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at the church and entombment will take place at 2:00 p.m. at St. Francis Mausoleum, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ. [Date of visitation and mass not included in obituary.] He graduated from New Mexico State University and continued his education at ASU where he received his Master's degree. He was predeceased by a son. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Martha, a sister, five sons, 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. For 27 years he served in various administrative positions at ASU before retiring in 1987. He was Executive Director in the 1970’s and 1980’s of Auxiliary Services including Student Housing, Bookstore, Memorial Union, and Food Service. He was ordained a Deacon in May 1974 for the Diocese of Phoenix, serving at parishes including St Mary's Parish in Chandler, Resurrection Parish in Tempe and San Francisco de Asis Parish in Flagstaff.
 Tony Bustamente23 Apr 2012Tony Bustamente, 95, passed away April 23, 2012. He served in the United States Army as Captain during WWII, and was honorably discharged in 1946. After his discharge he earned a degree from Arizona Teachers College, (Arizona State University). Tony then spent the next 30 years in a career at ASU, in various capacities; 20 of those years as the bookstore manager. He is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers and two sisters. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 25 at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Grand Junction. (Source: The Daily Sentinel, Grand Junction, 
Lawrence McIntoshLawrence McIntosh22 Apr 2012Lawrence "Larry" McIntosh,65, passed away on April 22, 2012. Larry is a 1968 graduate of ASU. He worked for 10 years at Arizona Bank and then returned to ASU where he worked for 30 years. He was Manager of Student Accounts in the Comptroller’s Office. Larry is survived by his wife Candace Elizabeth McIntosh. two sons, a daughter, five grandchildren, and a sister. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., May 6, 2012 at Dayspring United Methodist Church, 1365 E. Elliot Rd. Tempe, AZ 85284. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley.
John J. O'ConnellJohn J. O'Connell19 Apr 2012John J. O'Connell, 64, passed away on April 19, 2012. He is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 40 years, a daughter, a son, a brother, niece and nephew. John spent his professional career as an IT manager and worked at ASU in Institutional Advancement for 25 years. Visitation will be Sunday, April 22, 2012 beginning at 1:00 p.m. and a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282.
J. Sterling Ridge
J. Sterling Ridge18 Apr 2012J. Sterling Ridge,75, former Mayor of Glendale and a three-term member of the Arizona House of Representatives, died April 18, 2012. Ridge left an impressive mark on Glendale and the West Valley during his years as an elected official and civic activist. He is credited, with his wife, Barbara, with spearheading the successful effort to establish ASU West. After first serving on city council, Ridge was elected Mayor of Glendale for two terms, from 1976 to 1980. Together with his wife, Barbara, Ridge initiated and led a successful 12-year campaign to establish Arizona's first new public university campus in 100 years. As a state legislator, he authored the bill to create ASU West in 1984, obtained initial capital funding for the project in 1985, 1986 and 1987, and in 1988 pushed through lease-purchase funding legislation which insured completion of the $100 million first phase of construction on the 300-acre site by 1991.During keynote remarks he gave to the first graduating class at ASU West, Ridge spoke of his vision for the new institution. "We here in the West Valley have an opportunity to carry this institution into the 21st Century as a university that takes into consideration the mother with young children, the working parent, the man or woman ready to make a career change, the veteran, the retiree who is not ready for pasture, and of course, the young community college graduate," Ridge said. "I see a future with a flexible, non-typical university that will add and shape programs, including doctoral programs, to meet the rapidly expanding needs of our community." Ridge later went on to serve as Director of Community Relations for ASU West, where he built a role as good will ambassador, reaching out to area business, civic, and government leaders to promote the new campus as an oasis for higher education and civic activity. A graduate of Glendale High School, Phoenix Community College and ASU, Ridge began his career as a newspaper reporter for the Arizona Republic and Phoenix Gazette. From 1960 to 1967, he served in roles as executive sports editor, assistant city editor, state editor and editorial writer for the newspapers. Along with his time in elected office, Ridge served in a voluntary capacity in leadership positions on many local boards, including the (ASU) Devil's West Alumni Association. Ridge is survived by his wife, Barbara, four children, seven grandchildren and a brother. A visitation was held for Ridge on April 23 at First United Methodist Church of Glendale, 7102 N. 58th Drive. A private memorial service for the family will be held on Tuesday, April 24
LaVerde Johnson Gunter
LaVerde Johnson Gunter15 Apr 2012LaVerde Johnson Gunter,92, passed away on April 15, 2012. She worked as an officer of the ASU police department for 17 years before retiring. LaVerde was predeceased by three husbands, four siblings and her oldest daughter. She is survived by two daughters, a son, nine grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Viewing will be held at Noon and services 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the LDS chapel in Tempe located at College Ave. & Alameda. Burial will be with predeceased family members in Virden, NM.
William C. HowellWilliam C. Howell14 Apr 2012William C. "Bill" Howell,79, passed away on April 14, 2012. Bill received his BA '54, MA '56 and PhD. '58 in psychology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Howell served as tenured professor of Psychology at Ohio State University (1957 - 1968) and as professor and Psychology Department Chair at Rice University, Houston (1968 - 1989). Dr. Howell held the position of Chief Scientist for Human Resources at Brooks A.F.B in San Antonio before becoming Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, D.C. in 1992. He served in that position until his retirement in 1997. At the time of his death Dr. Howell held adjunct professorships at both ASU and Rice Universities. Prior to his death, Dr. Howell served as editor of the journal Human Factors, associate editor of the American Psychologist, Chair of the National Research Council's Committee on Human Factors and was the 2012 recipient of the Raymond D. Fowler Award for Outstanding Contributions to APA. Dr. Howell is survived by his wife, Patricia Lilley Howell, two daughters, two sons, eight grandchildren and one sister. A private family memorial service will be held for Dr. Howell at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either of the following memorial funds which have been established in Dr. Howell's name: Rice University - Professor William C. Howell Endowed Fund in Psychology Contact: Julie Platek, American Psychological Foundation - The William C. Howell Scholarship Contact: Kimberly Rowsome, APF Sr. Development Officer (202) 336-5622.
 Seymour Salmirs14 Apr 2012Seymour "Sy" Salmirs, 83, passed away on April 14, 2012. Sy is survived by his wife, Myra, three children and five grandchildren. Sy was retired from NASA-Langley as an aeronautical engineer and ASU as a Professor Emeritus, Aeronautical Technology. Graveside services were held at the National Memorial Cemetery honoring his years in the U.S. Navy. In lieu of flowers, contributions to either the Experimental Aircraft Association ( or American Friends of Magen David ( would be appreciated.
Robert Reynolds WoodingRobert Reynolds Wooding11 Apr 2012Rear Admiral Robert Reynolds Wooding, 95, passed away April 11, 2012. Robert graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. After two years aboard the battleship USS TENNESSEE he was reassigned to the Civil Engineer Corps and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY where he received the Bachelor and Master of Civil Engineering degrees. Subsequent duty assignments included Executive Officer of the 143rd Naval Construction Battalion on Samar, and Senior Assistant Public Works Officer on the Staff, Commander Naval Operating Base, Leyte, Samar. He was then assigned as Assistant Resident Officer in charge of Construction and Public Works Officer, Green Cove Springs Naval Station, FL and was engaged in the design and construction of Reserve Fleet piers and support facilities. In 1949 he returned to the U.S. Naval academy as an instructor and taught college physics for four years. After two years at Argentia, Newfoundland as Public Works Officer, and another two years as Executive Officer, Naval Construction Battalion Center, Davisville, RI, he became Resident Officer in charge of Construction, Bureau of Yards and Docks Contracts, Meridian, MS engaged in the design and construction of an entirely new Naval Auxiliary Air Station for jet training. With his Meridian tour completed, he was assigned to Washington, D.C. as director, Maintenance Division, Bureau of Yards and Docks and assisted in the development of the Navy's Maintenance and Utilities Management programs. From 1961 to 1963 he served as Commanding Officer, Public Works Center in RI. His next assignment was Commander, Naval Construction Battalions, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, engaged in overseas construction with the Seabees. He was transferred to Southeast Division, Bureau of Yards and Docks, Charleston, SC where he served as Director. In December 1965, he assumed the duties of Officer in Charge of Construction, Republic of Vietnam, with the rank of Rear Admiral, Civil Engineer Corps. Subsequently, he was assigned various duties with headquarters in Saigon. The work involved the administration and direction of a one billion dollar contract construction program. In 1966 Rear Admiral Wooding was assigned the additional duties of Commander Third Naval Construction Brigade when the Brigade was re-commissioned with headquarters in Saigon. He received the Legion of Merit Medal for exceptionally meritorious service, and in 1966 received the Goethals Medal, an annual national award given by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) for notable contributions in engineering, design, or construction in the past five years. In1967 he took Command of the Southwest Division Naval Engineering Command in San Diego, CA. After retiring from the Navy in 1970, Rear Admiral Wooding became an Associate Professor of Construction Engineering at ASU in its newly formed School of Construction Management until his retirement in 1987. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth, his second wife, Shirley, and his long time companion, Mary Jane Carpenter. He is survived by four children, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 16, 2012 with a visitation prior to the service, starting at 9:30 a.m. at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association in recognition of his thirty years of military service and in particular his WWII service as a Seabee in the Pacific.
Thomas Carl UithovenThomas Carl Uithoven7 Apr 2012Thomas Carl "Tom" Uithoven, 81, died April 7, 2012. Tom completed a specialized program for medical photography and illustration at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He worked as a multi media specialist in Milwaukee at St. Francis Hospital and at Deaconess Hospital, where he pioneered the filming of open heart surgery. Tom relocated his family to Phoenix, AZ in 1965 where he provided specialized medical illustration and photography services to hospitals, physicians and lawyers. He was a member of the Biological Photographic Association (BPA), earning a Fellowship in 1978. He also founded Arizona Medical Media, training disabled veterans in medical media production, and was an adjunct professor with the College of Architecture at ASU. He retired in 1982 due to medical disability. Tom is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marilyn, three daughters, a son, five grandchildren, a step-grandson, a brother and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of Tom's life will be held Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Sun City, 12225 N. 103 Ave., Sun City, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley , First Presbyterian Church of Sun City, or MDA.
J. Robert WillsJ. Robert Wills6 Apr 2012J. Robert Wills, 71, dean emeritus of the Herberger College of Fine Arts at ASU, passed away April 6, 2012. He dedicated 49 years - 18 of them in Arizona - to making the arts a critical component of education and an integral part of the community. He was a dean at three universities and a provost at one; wrote three books and authored hundreds of articles and presentations; directed or produced more than 400 plays; and was a consultant for the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Dept. of Education and the Republic of Taiwan. He served as an officer, advisor or board member for leading educational and community organizations, including the International Council of Fine Arts Deans, Arizona Alliance for Arts Education, the Greater Phoenix Arts and Science Leadership Council, the Phoenix Symphony, the Herberger Theatre, the Arizona Museum for Youth and Arizonans for Cultural Development. Following his retirement, he served as president of the board of trustees of Childsplay Theatre and chairman of the board of directors of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. His leadership brought enormous recognition to ASU. During his 12-year tenure (1994-2006), all of the programs in the Herberger College of Fine Arts were nationally ranked, and many of its specialties were listed in the top 10 by U.S.News & World Report. In 2000, Wills' shared vision with the late philanthropist Kax Herberger to grow fine arts in Arizona resulted in the then-largest individual gift to the university. His stewardship at the college resulted in a tripling of endowments and a 60 percent increase in student scholarships, providing significant opportunities for serious art research. In 2002, the Virginia G. Piper Foundation ranked Herberger College one the top five arts organizations in Arizona willing to share its expertise. His recent accomplishments also included an American Alliance for Theatre and Education Presidential Citation, a best director award from the Arizona Theatre Awards of Excellence, an Executive of the Year designation by the Phoenix Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, and a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Herberger College of Fine Arts. Prior to joining ASU, Wills was provost at Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA), dean of the college of fine arts at the University of Texas at Austin, and founding dean of the college of fine arts at the University of Kentucky (Lexington). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre and speech at the College of Wooster (Wooster, OH), a Master of Arts degree in theatre from the University of Illinois and his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH). He also received a commendation for excellence in arts administration from Harvard University. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Hokin Wills, two sons, two stepsons, three stepdaughters, two brothers, his mother and 19 grandchildren. A tribute to Bob Wills' life will be held at 11 a.m., May 5, at the Tempe Center for the Performing Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to Childsplay, Arizona's professional theatre for young audiences and families (a 501c3 non-profit;, click on "support us").
 Frederick Lunsford Reid, Jr.2 Apr 2012Frederick Lunsford Reid, Jr. "Col. Potter,", 82, passed away on April 2, 2012. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Marshall University and a Masters of Business Administration from Syracuse University. He was known as "Colonel Potter" because of his dedicated military service. He retired after 24 years with the U.S. Army in 1974, and then worked for 14 years as Assistant Director of Housing at ASU. He is survived by his wife Jane Johnson, two sons, a daughter, two stepdaughters, a stepson, sister, nieces, a nephew, former spouse Barbara and five grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a son, Frederick Lundsford Reid III. Military honor services will be held on Tuesday, April 10, at 3:00 PM in the Valley Presbyterian Church Chapel, 6947 East McDonald Drive, Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Frederick Lunsford Reid III to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd floor, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.
 Gary Ramsay ArgueApr 2012Gary Ramsay Argue," 80, passed away (date not mentioned). Gary is survived by his loving wife Ann Argue of 54 years, two sons and four grandchildren. Gary was a renowned Chemist who had an accomplished career at Texas Instruments, Atomic International, GTE & ASU. He will be missed by all those who knew him. In honor of Gary, there will be a celebration of life (date to be determined). In lieu of flowers feel free to donate to Hospice of the Valley.
Richard Gregg Farmer
Richard Gregg Farmer26 Mar 2012Richard Gregg Farmer, 83, died on March 26, 2012. Richard joined the US Navy in 1946. His math aptitude was fostered in Fire Control School after boot camp, and the naval training headed him toward Electrical Engineering. In 1952 he earned his degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University and later his Masters degree from ASU in 1964. Richard's first job was in the Digital Computer Laboratory at MIT. In 1957, while employed by Miner & Miner of Greeley, CO he moved to Beirut, Lebanon where he worked on electrifying the rural areas. In 1965 he began work at Arizona Public Service Company (APS) in Phoenix, AZ where he became the Principal Engineer until his retirement in 1994. While working at APS, he was asked by ASU to teach an evening class in electric power. After retirement from APS, he increased his class load at ASU where he attained full professorship and worked until his final day. Richard was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2006, was named the 2010 Outstanding Power Engineering Educator by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an international organization. He was also an author/co-author of multiple Power System books and publications and a speaker at Power System conferences. His first wife, Jo-Anne, passed away in 1995. He married Gloria Sue Roberts in 2009. Richard was preceded in death by his first wife, Jo-Anne Farmer, his parents and his stepfather. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Sue Farmer, four children and six grandchildren. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 28 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. Internment in Eaton, Colorado on Tuesday, April 2. Donations to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association .
 Russell LoBruttoRussell LoBrutto25 Mar 2012Russell LoBrutto, 59, passed away on March 25, 2012. After attending Cornell University, he received his Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. He is survived by his wife Kellie Walker of 23 years, three children, two siblings, nieces, nephews and many cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister and his parents. Russ ran the Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Lab at ASU for 15 years, where he was a full professor in the Dept. of Life Sciences. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 15 at 4 p.m. at the Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6400 W. Del Rio St., Chandler, AZ, 85226, followed by a reception. Donations may be given to the family in Russ' name to help further Parkinson's disease research and the related work that Russ himself was still involved with at the time of his death.
Robert M. NortonRobert M. Norton25 Mar 2012Robert M. Norton, 83, passed away March 25, 2012. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Stephany Norton in April 2004. He is survived by a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, one great grandchild, one brother and two sisters. Robert attended Universities in Illinois and the University of Southern California and became an electrical engineer. He held several positions in the engineering field until landing his dream engineering job at ASU. He also played football at USC and served his country in the Air Force.
 Roberto M. Acevedo22 Mar 2012Roberto M. Acevedo,89, died March 22, 2012. He was Professor Emeritus of Spanish at ASU. He received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley, his MA and PhD were from the University of Arizona. He taught at ASU from 1964 until sometime in the 1980’s. He was one of the founding members of Chicano Latino Faculty and Staff Association (CLFSA). Roberto spent over two years in the Italian Campaign during World War II. He participated in the battle of Naples, Rome-Arno and the Po Valley receiving the European Medal with three Bronze Stars among other commendations. After the war, he studied in New York. He is survived by nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. He was the last of the Acevedo family of four sisters and two brothers. He will be buried at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.
Caryl Joy SteereCaryl Joy Steere10 Mar 2012Caryl Joy Steere, 92, died on March 10, 2012. Mrs. Steere graduated from Albion College in 1941. In 1952 she moved to Arizona where she continued her teaching career dedicated to nurturing the minds and spirit of young children. She taught in the Phoenix public school system and continued her career in the Child Development Lab School at ASU. She retired from ASU in 1983. In the late 1970's she taught for a short time at the Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College in Brisbane, Australia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Joseph Steere, a brother and a son. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, a niece and a nephew. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on April 13, 2012, at Westminster Village, 12000 North 90th Street, Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Schools with a Heart Foundation at 1131 East Highland Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Janet Deever
Janet Deever4 Mar 2012Janet Deever, 78, passed away on March 4, 2012. Janet graduated from Cal Berkeley & received her Master's Degree in foreign languages. Janet had a long career in education, teaching Spanish at the high school level mostly at Tempe High, and Spanish and Italian at the college level at Cal Berkeley, ASU and Mesa Community College. She touched the lives of countless students who will no doubt miss "Signora Deever" greatly. Janet was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter. She is survived by a daughter, two sons, a brother, nieces, a nephew and six grandchildren. A Celebration of Life for Janet will be held on Sat. May 26th 10:00 a.m. at University Presbyterian Church, 139 E. Alameda Dr. (Alameda & College) Tempe.
Junius Bowman
Junius A. Bowman26 Feb 2012Junius A. Bowman,88, died on February 26, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Miriam A. (Young) of 35 years and is survived by a daughter and granddaughter, three stepchildren, six step-grandchildren and seven step-great grandchildren. Mr. Bowman was a graduate of Tuskegee University, B.S. and Masters of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Michigan State University. He was a veteran of WWII having served with the U.S. Army Air Force. He was President and CEO of the Phoenix Urban League from 1962 until his retirement in 1992. He contributed to the League's strong commitment and growth as an Equal Opportunity Employer by building a national model for HUD housing in 1981 for handicapped and elderly people with the help of Congressman John Rhodes and Senator Barry Goldwater as well as a partnership in 1982 with IBM to train economically disadvantaged clients. He spearheaded fund raising efforts for the PUL through an annual tennis tournament from 1974-1992, and he developed an Equal Opportunity Employer of the Year Award honoring business community members. Mr. Bowman served on the Board of Directors of Crisis Nursery, ASU Foundation, American Red Cross-Central AZ Chapter, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Phoenix Revitalization Corporation, Phoenix Union Partnership, Toby House, Inc., and Arizona Senior Olympics. He was a member of Phoenix Rotary 100. He also held positions and supported numerous projects within the city and state. A celebration for his life will be held on Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 5510 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix, AZ. A reception at the church will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Phoenix Urban League, 1402 South 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007 or First United Methodist Church, 5510 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012.
 Janis Schloss Newman25 Feb 2012Janis Schloss Newman, 87, passed away on February 25, 2012. Janis worked in the Print Shop at ASU for a number of years, and was a member of ASURA. Janis was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Saul Newman and a sister. She is survived by three children, two grandchildren, a sister and other relatives. Services were held in Pittsburgh, PA on February 29, 2012. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Charles S. Walker
Charles S. Walker20 Feb 2012Charles S. Walker,76, passed away Monday, February 20. He is survived by his wife Beverly, a daughter, son, sister and grandson. He was a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he also obtained a masters degree in electrical engineering. He taught in the engineering department at ASU in the mid-1960s, and helped pioneer the school's earliest computer-science curriculum. He also taught at Kansas State University before entering the business world in Chicago. After working for the Department of Energy at Idaho National Laboratory, he returned to Tempe in 1981 to work as a computer consultant, then for Valley Bank/Bank One/Chase until retirement. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Diabetes Association . A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
 Ken Smith19 Feb 2012Ken Smith, 48, died February 19, 2012. He was a vice president for Project Interchange, a nonprofit and nonpolitical organization devoted to an enhanced understanding of Israel and the pursuit of Middle East peace. Ken was also a vital participant in the Shalom Hartman Institute, a research education institute based in Jerusalem whose goal is to develop new and diverse voices in the Jewish tradition. At home in Phoenix, he was again president of the Hillel Advisory Council at ASU, president of the Phoenix Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, a member of the Phoenix Sister Cities Commission, a board member of the Cosanti Foundation, a board member of the Bureau of Jewish Education, and a former commissioner of the City of Phoenix Human Relations Commission. He also served on the Dean's Council for the College of Fine Arts at ASU and was the general partner of Smith Investment Partnerships. He leaves a brother, two sisters, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 23 at the Beth El Congregation of Phoenix,.1118 W. Glendale Avenue. He will be buried beside his parents at Beth El Cemetery.
Rene Thoefield WillekensRene Thoefield Willekens19 Feb 2012Rene Thoefield Willekens, 85, passed away on February 19, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife Mary and daughter Julie. At the age of 16 he enlisted in the naval academy during WWII. After the war he moved from Chicago to Arizona to attend the UofA where he earned his bachelor's degree and later a graduate degree at ASU. The majority of his working life was in education where he served as a math teacher and later the Director of Veterans Services at ASU. He is survived by his two sons and a daughter. Services will be held on March 3, at 11:00 a.m. at Brophy Chapel at 4701 North Central Avenue in Phoenix. After the services a celebration of his life will occur at his daughter's home located at 3111 W. Tierra Buena Ln in Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disabled American Vets.
Allan Price
Allan Price17 Feb 2012Allan Price,56, passed away on February 17, 2012, while scuba diving in Mexico. Allan began his career as a social worker in Tempe, Arizona. After completing his second Masters Degree at ASU, he worked his way to become the vice president for development at ASU. Allan then continued his career at the University of Oregon. He most recently served as the president of the Oregon Health & Science University Foundation in Portland, Oregon. Allan is survived by his wife Susan, two sons and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at Temple Emanuel in Tempe on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Address: 5801 South Rural Road Tempe, AZ 85283. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Fanconi Anemia Research Fund,, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Fund at Oregon Health and Science University Foundation,, or the Portland Chapter of the ARCS Foundation Anemia Fund,
 Ruth BrowningRuth Browning14 Feb 2012Ruth "Grammie" Browning,85, passed away on February 14, 2012. She is survived by two children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother and a daughter. She retired from a long and successful career at the School of Music at ASU. Celebration of life services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Green Acres Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. Reception to follow.
Anita June LeeAnita June Lee14 Feb 2012Anita June Lee, 66, passed away on February 14, 2012. Anita graduated from the Univ. of KS with a BFA in Drawing/Painting in 1969 and then ASU in 1984 with a Masters in Fine Art. Anita's career spanned from Xerox Jacques Cattell Press, to ASU and then Intel in Chandler, AZ and Albuquerque, NM for around 10 years as a technical librarian. Anita was preceded in death by her parents and a sister. She is survived by a son, a brother and an aunt. Cremation has taken place in Largo, FL. Memorials are suggested for a no kill animal shelter of your choice.
 Howard Arthur Parker1 Feb 2012Howard Arthur Parker, 81, a retired college professor and husband of Mary Agnes Jones Parker, died February 1, 2012. He attended the University of Vermont and was a med-tech in the Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated from the University of Washington with bachelor's and master's degrees and a Ph.D. in sociology. He taught at the University of Alberta, ASU and the University of Hartford, where he was chairman of the sociology department. He and his wife retired to Lexington, Va. He is survived by two sons, three grandchildren and a brother. Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at Lexington Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Klein officiating. Memorials may be made to the Mary Agnes Jones Parker Memorial Fund, 527 Fairfield Place, Lexington, VA 24450.
Daniel Owen RobinsonDaniel Owen Robinson31 Jan 2012Daniel Owen Robinson,94, passed away January 31, 2012. Daniel was born in Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua Mexico. Upon graduating high school from Juarez Stake Academy in 1936, he pursued and earned a Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University in 1941; a Master's Degree from the University of Arizona in 1947; and, a PhD from Ohio State University in 1949. From 1941-45, Daniel served as a member of the United States Army Air Corps where he advanced to the rank of Captain. Professionally, Daniel worked as a professor of Agriculture at ASU from 1950 to 1983. After retirement from ASU, he moved to Thatcher, AZ where he lived until 2010, after which moving to Houston, TX where he spent the remainder of his life. Daniel is preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Adams Robinson, a son and second wife, Janet Morris Robinson. He is survived by five children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A viewing will be held in his honor on Friday, February 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the LDS Beck Building, 1221 W. Howe, Tempe, AZ 85281. A memorial grave side service is scheduled for Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Resthaven Park Mortuary, 4310 E Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042.
 Mary Mullen
Mary A. Mullen29 Jan 2012Mary A. Mullen, 67, passed away January 29, 2012. Mary is survived by her husband, 2 children and four grandchildren, a brother and other relatives. She is predeceased by one grandchild. Mary spent 25 years in the registrar's office at ASU, retiring in 1998. Mary dearly loved working with the students. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Thursday, February 2 between 6 & 8 p.m. at Carr-Tenney Mortuary, 26215 Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ. On Friday, February 3rd at 9:30 there will be a Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2121 S. Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ. Please in lieu of flowers we are respectfully request a donation to Serenity Hospice, 7227 N. 16th Street, Suite 235, Phoenix, AZ 85020-5239. Condolences may be made at carrtenney mortuary.
Max EffronMax Effron23 Jan 2012Max Effron,99, passed away on January 23, 2012. Born in Russia he left his family at the age of 17 and sailed across the Atlantic to Canada, then went to Detroit, where he joined his two brothers to start Effron Brothers Furs. While in Detroit Max married and shortly thereafter joined the army where he served from 1942 to 1946, assisting in translation and intelligence operations since he spoke Polish, Russian and German. Max moved to Aberdeen, Maryland in 1955, where he operated a furniture/hardware business for 17 years. He was a founder and vice president of the Ordinance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Grounds where he acted as a liaison between the US Army Ordnance School at Aberdeen and the Israeli Ordnance School. Max was awarded the Patriotic Civilian Service Medal from the Dept. of the Army. In 1980, Max and Mildred moved to Sun City West. He helped organize the Senior PGA Golf Tournament, and served as a trustee with the Sun Health Foundation, and was elected a Trustee Emeritus. While in Sun City, Max continued his civic service acting as a board member or chairman of numerous organizations including Jewish Education at ASU. Max raised funds helping to develop alliances between groups in Israel and the U.S. For memorials in Max's honor, the family suggests The Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City, an organization Max helped from the start and that was dear to his heart.
William Charles StricklandWilliam Charles Strickland12 Jan 2012William Charles Strickland,66, passed away January 12, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. Survivors include two children, two sisters, nieces and nephews. Bill was married previously to Carla Buice Reinlie, mother of their two children, of Mary Esther, FL. Bill held an undergraduate degree in Music Education from LSU, a graduate degree in Music Performance from Catholic University, and a graduate degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland. His performing experiences included the Guadalajara Symphony (Mexico), Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Mobile Symphony Orchestra, the Spoleto Festival, and the Yale Chamber Orchestra (Norfolk, CT). In addition, he played behind a number of popular artists such as Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, and Englebert Humperdinck as a free-lance musician in New York and New Orleans. He was also active as a pit musician in Tulane’s Summer Lyric Theatre and the Saenger Performing Arts Center during his years in New Orleans. Teaching positions included Mariemont Ohio City Schools, Mobile Alabama City Schools, North Carolina School of the Arts and Wichita State University and taught in Seoul, Korea on a Fulbright grant. He also served at ASU while ASU Professor Ralph Lockwood was on leave to play in The Cleveland orchestra in 1975-76 by teaching in the Horn Studio, conducting the University Brass Choir, and performing with the Gammage Wind Quintet. Before retiring in June of 2011, he was the Business Librarian for the AB Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He worked at Tulane University for 23 years, beginning as a general reference librarian within Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. He began his library career as a Symphony Librarian, working for the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He held memberships in the American Federation of Musicians, the Academic Business Library Association, the Library Association, and served as the President of the Louisiana/ Mississippi Chapter of the Special Libraries Association for two separate terms. A memorial service was held on Monday, January 16, at Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church (3900 St. Charles Ave., N.O., LA). Donations may be made to Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church or the Audubon Nature Institute. A tree will be planted in Audubon Park in his memory.
Walter Raymond Dollbaum, Sr.Walter Raymond Dollbaum, Sr.5 Jan 2012Walter Raymond Dollbaum, Sr.,76, passed away on January 5, 2012. He moved to Arizona in 1961. Walter was retired from ASU. He is survived by his wife Connie, seven children, grandchildren and one great grandson. Visitation will be Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Mortuary Chapel, 1562 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85204. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 2654 E. Williamsfield Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85295. Private inurnment will be at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church Building Fund.
 Lester Lee Satterthwaite, Jr.5 Jan 2012Lester Lee Satterthwaite,Jr. , Professor Emeritus of Education at ASU, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2012. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Joella, five children, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Lester joined the Navy as a teenager, and served as a weatherman on Truk. Later he filled in as weatherman at WTTV in Indianapolis, where he then became a chicken in the Land of the Magic Clock and later, Les the Cartoon Man, while pursuing his education. After receiving his Ed D from Indiana University, Lester was hired as a professor at ASU in 1968. He taught on television in KAET’s earlier days, then concentrated on media, and later computers in education. He retired in 1995. A small, private family service is being held. If you wish to remember Lester, please make a donation to your church or favorite charity.
 Robert E. DavisRobert E. Davis3 Jan 2012Robert E. Davis,88, passed away January 3, 2012. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. He taught high school from 1949 to 1956 in Taylorville, IL. He also taught at ASU from 1959 to 1989 in the Department of Communication. He was a member of the National Communication Association and the ASU Retirees Association. He survived by his wife, Ellen, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents. A funeral service was held January 7, 2012.
William Polk CareyWilliam Polk Carey2 Jan 2012William Polk Carey,81, an entrepreneur who founded a New York-based investment management firm bearing his name and donated millions of dollars to help found business schools at universities in Maryland and Arizona, died January 2, 2012. In 1988 Cary established the W.P. Carey Foundation to support educational causes and donated generously in later years. He gave $30 million in April to the University of Maryland law school. In 2006 he made a $50 million bequest to Johns Hopkins University to found the Carey School of Business at that Maryland university, and in 2003 he gave $50 million to ASU to found its W.P. Carey School of Business. In recognition of his extraordinary support, ASU renamed the university’s business school in his honor, and the gift has been instrumental in helping the W. P. Carey School to become one of the world’s top business schools. U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times all now rank W. P. Carey School programs among the Top 30 nationwide. At the time, Carey’s generous donation was the second-largest gift ever to a U.S. business school. Carey’s family has deep connections to ASU. His grandfather, John Samuel Armstrong, introduced legislation that created the university in 1886. Carey also had an honorary doctor of science degree from ASU. "The ASU family mourns the loss of our benefactor and friend Bill Carey," says ASU President Michael M. Crow. "Bill Carey was not only a great business leader and philanthropist, but also a visionary. He knew that metropolitan Phoenix needed a first-rate business school to advance in the 21st century and saw in ASU the potential to develop that school. Through his generous investment in ASU almost a decade ago, the school that bears his name has become world-class and will continue to educate future business leaders for many generations to come." Says Robert Mittelstaedt, W. P. Carey School of Business dean, “Bill gave us the ability to dramatically advance the quality and status of the school much more rapidly than would have been possible otherwise. He was a philanthropist who believed a primary way to advance our country was through education, and he helped a number of schools, including ours. He was also a student of economics and a great admirer of top-tier economists.” At the time of his death, Carey was chairman of W.P. Carey & Co., which manages a global investment portfolio totaling about $11.8 billion, according to the company statement. Carey was a leader in the field of corporate finance for nearly 60 years and found innovative ways to provide needed capital to hundreds of companies through the firm he founded. He specifically led the way in developing a sale-leaseback investment strategy for commercial real estate that has kept his company in the forefront of leaders in that industry.