These obituaries are for people who died during 2013. 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.

Edna Mae Shurtliff Brooke Edna Mae Shurtliff Brooke 30 Dec 2013 Edna Mae Shurtliff Brooke, 90, passed away December 30, 2013. Edna received her doctorate from ASU and was a professor in the business college. After ASU, she became the Dean of Instruction for the Maricopa County (Arizona) Community College District. Among her many significant professional accomplishments, she was an innovative pioneer in curriculum development allowing community college students' business classes to transfer to Arizona's universities. Edna is survived by her husband, Bill, a son, five grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. A viewing will be held at Russon Brothers Mortuary (295 North Main; Bountiful, Utah) on January 2, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. An additional viewing will be held January 3, 2014 at the Bountiful 54th Ward (540 North 1200 East; Bountiful, Utah) from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. The funeral will be held at the 54th Ward and begins at 11:00 am. Online guest book at
  Jane D. Minnier 26 Dec 2013 Jane D. Minnier, 86, passed away on December 26, 2013. She is survived by a sister, a daughter and a son. Jane was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Frank Minnier, in 2011. Jane graduated from Keuka College in 1947 and did her graduate work at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. She had a very successful career as a financial aids administrator at SUNY Plattsburgh and at ASU. Memorial contributions in Jane’s name can be made to the National Audubon Society, 225 Varick Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014, or to the local Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040; or The V Foundation, 106 Towerview Court, Cary, NC 27513. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Cheryl High Mirto Cheryl High Mirto 25 Dec 2013 Cheryl High Mirto passed away December 25, 2013. Survivors include her husband Tom, a son, two sisters and a brother. Cheryl worked for Maricopa Integrated Health System for over 20 years as Social Work Manager and Ombudsperson. After retiring, she continued working as a Field Liaison for ASU Social Work Department. Cheryl's Celebration of Life will be held Friday, January 3rd at Palo Cristi Presbyterian Church, 3535 E. Lincoln Dr. Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley (Source: Arizona Republic)
Archie Daniel Archie Daniel 20 Dec 2013 Archie Daniel, 84, passed away on December 20, 2013. He worked at Phelps Dodge for 32 years and retired in 1982. He retired from ASU in 1993. He and his wife, Barbara, then moved to Safford. Archie is survived by five children, 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and two sisters. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 11 a.m. at the Caldwell Funeral Chapel, 112 East Main Street, Safford, Arizona. (Source: Arizona Republic)
  Gilbert Placencia 20 Dec 2013 Gilbert Placencia, 48, passed away on December 20, 2013. He worked 10 years for ASU and 18 years for the City of Tempe. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Teri Ann, three children, three grandsons, his parents, two brothers, nieces, nephews and many friends and other family. Services were held December 28, at Infant Jesus of Prague Catholic Church in Kearny, AZ. Interment followed at the Mountain Cemetery in Hayden, AZ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lund Family Hospice of the Valley, 1982 E. Woodside Court, Gilbert Arizona 85297. Condolences for the family may be offered online at (Source: ASU Foundation)
  Ida Olga Ocvirek 18 Dec 2013 Ida Olga Ocvirek, 81, passed away on December 18, 2013. Survivors include her husband, Frank J. Ocvirek, three daughters, two granddaughters and a brother. She was pre-deceased by a brother and her parents. She and her husband settled in Tempe, Arizona in 1961. Ida worked at Sears Roebuck Store as a credit representative and also at ASU in the Admissions Department. Ida will be laid to rest at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Patricia Anne Reeve Patricia Anne Reeve 18 Dec 2013 Patricia Anne Reeve, 59, passed away on December 18, 2013. She attended ASU and spent most of her professional career at ASU West, most recently as a program coordinator. She is survived by her husband, Edwin Thomas Reeve Jr. "Tom",  four children, nine grandchildren, eight siblings and other relatives. A funeral mass will be held at St. Jerome's Catholic Church, 10815 North 35th Ave in Phoenix at 10:00 am on Monday, December 23. A private family burial will follow at Paradise Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Jimmy V Foundation or another Cancer Research Organization.
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  Ken Caldwell 17 Dec 2013 Dr. Ken Caldwell, 80, passed away December 17, 2013. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He owned the Loveall Music Company in Texarkana, TX, from 1986 to 2009. With a doctorate in music education, he was best known for clinicing bands all over the world. He was a guest conductor for All-State bands in Texas, California, Arizona, Wisconsin, Louisiana and Arkansas, and has been an international guest conductor in England, Scotland and Switzerland; also for the Los Angeles Raiders and LA Rams. He opened up the Edinburgh Highland Games of Scotland, the  Festival of Fete Des Vignerons in Geneva, Switzerland; and Tournament of Roses Parade. Dr. Caldwell taught in Texas, at ASU in Tempe, Ariz., and at other colleges. He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Joe Caldwell. Survivors include a son, daughter, granddaughter, brother and two sisters. A memorial service was held on December 21, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 3015 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas. Memorials may be made to a music scholarship to: Dr. Ken Caldwell, BankCorp South, 3113 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, Texas 75505, Account #1120951619. Online tributes may be may at (Source: ASU Foundation)
Alvin Eugene Keaton Alvin Eugene Keaton 16 Dec 2013 Alvin Eugene Keaton, 82, passed away December 16, 2013. Alvin retired as a professor emeritus of philosophy from New Mexico State University in 1998, after 26 years. He also served as chairman of the Dona Ana County Commission from January 1987 to December 1988. He earned a B.A. in psychology and biology from Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. In 1960, he was a graduate assistant in psychology at ASU. For the next two years, he taught science at Arizona private schools before entering a graduate program at the University of Oklahoma, where he had previously held a National Science Foundation fellowship. He taught at Kansas State College of Pittsburg, University of Oklahoma, Highlands University and the College of William and Mary before settling at New Mexico State University, where he taught philosophy from 1972 to 1998. Survivors include his wife, Laurie Keaton, three sisters, three nieces, four nephews and many friends. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association at
Sylvia B. Kronengold Sylvia B. Kronengold 16 Dec 2013 Sylvia B. Kronengold, 73, passed away December 16, 2013. She attended Louisiana State University. After moving to Arizona in 1970, and having her family raised, Sylvia returned to college and received her Bachelor's degree in History from ASU where she had also been employed for over 20 years. She is survived by a daughter, a son and two grandchildren. A Time of Remembrance will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 27 at Messinger Mortuary Chapel, 7601 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale. Sylvia's family would welcome anyone to visit with them an hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be welcomed by the Arizona Humane Society, (Source: Arizona Republic)
Robert K. Stephenson
Robert K. Stephenson 13 Dec 2013 Robert K. Stephenson, 62, died on December 13, 2013. During his colorful and varied career, he worked for United Bank and ASU before starting his own construction/restoration company nearly 40 years ago. Robert is survived by his wife Cheryl, two sisters and a brother. A private memorial service is planned by the family. Robert was well cared for at the end of his life by Hospice of the Valley where contributions in his name are welcome. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Pattie Cotter Slattery Burke
Pattie Cotter Slattery Burke 8 Dec 2013 Pattie Cotter Slattery Burke, 83, died on December 8, 2013. From 1955 to 1978 she taught art and architecture at De La Salle High School in New Orleans. She displayed her paintings in New Orleans in the French Quarter for Spring Fiesta. In 1978 Pattie married John Burke of New Mexico. In the 1980s she taught Interior Design Studio in the College of Architecture at ASU and opened a design business in Phoenix. Pattie and her husband  a family pilgrimage to Abiquiu, New Mexico in 2014 to scatter her ashes near the Monastery of Christ in the Desert - a place of artistic inspiration and spiritual transformation in her life. Donations can be made to De La Salle High School Art Department, The Southern Jesuits, Dominican Priests of the Western Province, St. Vincent's Academy Alumni of Shreveport, or St. La Salle Auxiliary of Covington, LA. Pattie's .com (Source: ASU Foundation)
Jo Ann Hennington Jo Ann Hennington 6 Dec 2013 Jo Ann Hennington, 81, passed away on December 6, 2013. She was Professor Emeritus at ASU. She received her Bachelor of Arts, MBA, and Doctorate of Education from ASU. After teaching in Scottsdale at Arcadia and Chaparral High Schools from 1964-1973, she began her career as a professor at ASU in 1973. She held a series of faculty and administrative positions in the College of Business, retiring as Assistant Dean in 1994. She served as an ASURA Board Member 1994-1997 and Volunteers Chair 1995-1998. Jo Ann is survived by a daughter, a grandson and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, of 58 years, her parents and a brother. A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 19, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at the Messinger Mortuary Chapel, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale, AZ. Please visit to leave condolences and memories for the family
Ruth Bardrick Ruth A. Bardrick 5 Dec 2013 Ruth A. Bardrick, 90, passed away December 5, 2013. Mrs. Bardrick had been employed with ASU as coordinator for the Philosophy Department, retiring in 1989, after 30 years of service. Surviving are a niece, two nephews and several grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, a brother and two nephews. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany. Memorials can be made to the Thomas Ryan Scholarship Fund, Haverling Central School, Ellas Ave., Bath, NY 14840. Condolences can be made at
  Virginia Gravely Stewart 5 Dec 2013 Virginia Gravely Stewart, 99, died December 5, 2013. Virginia attended the Women's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and took courses at Columbia University.  Her career as a university administrator and student advisor began in 1962 at Northwestern University where she served as administrative assistant to the Chair of the Department of Political Science. In 1971, when her husband's corporate headquarters moved to Phoenix, Virginia accepted an administrative post at the ASU School of Law, and quickly advanced to Director of Placement, a position that she held until retirement in 1984. She made a difference in the lives of many Law School graduates, many of whom are now prominent attorneys, professors and jurists. Virginia was predeceased by her husband, Herman. She is survived by a brother, a son, nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Saturday, December 14, at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 22405 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale, 85255. Donations can be made to the Church, or to one of her favorite animal rescue organizations, the Ironwood Pig Sanctuary, PO Box 35490, Tucson, AZ 85740-5490. (Source: Arizona Republic)
  Kayle Sundquist 1 Dec 2013 Kayle Sundquist, 87, passed away December 1, 2013. He entered the U.S. Army in 1943. He graduated from Washington State University summa cum laude with a degree in animal husbandry. Kayle then went on to work for ASU’s agriculture program from 1954, retiring in 1988. Kayle is survived by his wife, Kate, two daughters, three granddaughters, 11 great-grandchildren and a sister. A private family service is planned. Owens Livingston Mortuary - White Mountain Chapel of Show Low handled arrangements. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Thomas Arthur Makris Thomas Arthur Makris 29 Nov 2013 Thomas Arthur Makris, 85, passed away November 29, 2013. Tom enlisted in the Army and served as Military Police, patrolling the open cities of Rome and Venice. He was honorably discharged in 1948. He graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Education and began his teaching career in New Hampshire. After being invited to Arizona for a visit with a friend, Tom loved the area so much that he decided to stay. He went on to teach Education Curriculum at ASU for several years. While working at the university, Tom earned several Master Degrees in multiple disciplines. Eventually, he taught Arizona history in the public schools of Phoenix. He became school Principal and later the Superintendent of Pubic Education for the Wilson School District, a position he held until retirement. Tom is survived by his wife, Linda, a sister, nephews and nieces and other relatives. Tom was predeceased by his parents, three siblings and his first wife, Colleen. Memorial contributions may be made to Gleaner's Community Food Bank, Back Pack Fund. A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, Michigan, on Monday, December 2 at 7 PM. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Josephine DeBartoli Marick Josephine DeBartoli Marick 21 Nov 2013

Josephine DeBartoli Marick, 79, passed away on November 21, 2013. She graduated from St. Josephs School of Nursing in Denver, Colorado. She began her career in Laramie, Wyoming as the Director of LPN Programs and later as the Director of the LPN Program at Nebraska Western College in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. After that, she spent several years as an assistant professor for the University of Nebraska in Scottsbluff. Following her husband's retirement, they moved to Hayes, Kansas where she spent four years as an assistant professor at Fort Hayes State University. In 2000, Jo and her husband moved to Chandler, Arizona where she was an associate professor at Samaritan College of Nursing at Grand Canyon University. Before retiring, she was a faculty associate at ASU, College of Nursing focusing on her love of community nursing. She obtained a Master of Arts degree in Education from Chadron State College, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Wyoming, and a Doctor of Education from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She authored various articles for publication and was especially proud of the one she co-authored with her daughter. Her parents and two brothers precede her in death. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Nick, two children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Mortuary 1562 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, Arizona. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 440 E. Elliot Rd., Gilbert, Arizona 85234 with burial to follow at Queen of Heaven Catholic Catholic Cemetery. (Source: Arizona Republic)

Jack Delano Rausch Jack Delano Rausch 15 Nov 2013

Jack Delano Rausch, 80, passed away on November 15, 2013. He received his Bachelor of Music Education (bassoon) and Masters of Music (theory) from Ohio State University. He served in the Air Force and performed in the 751st Air Force Band from 1953-57. He was Principal Bassoonist in the Florida Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, Phoenix Symphony and others. Jack joined the faculty of ASU in 1964 and retired in 1996 as Associate Director of the School of Music and Professor Emeritus of Bassoon. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marlene, a son, brother and nephews. A sister is deceased. An interment service will be at 2 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona with a celebration of life to be held at 3 p.m. at the family home. Family requests that any memorial gifts be made to Hospice of the Valley and the Parkinson's Association of Arizona. Friends may add comments at (Source: Arizona Republic)

R. Mark Packer R. Mark Packer 13 Nov 2013

R. Mark Packer, 57, died November 13, 2013. Mark is survived by his partner, Joseph Stenson, parents, Dr. Robert and Mary June Packer, a brother and other relatives. Mark received his Master of Arts degree from the Chicago Institute of Art. He held a variety of highly sought after artist in residence positions including Roswell Museum and Art Center in Roswell, NM, the UICA in Grand Rapids, MI and the State of Florida. He held adjunct professor positions at Aquinas, Hope College, and Grand Valley State University, as well as a visiting professor position at ASU. It was during this period that he began his journey into kinetic sculpture, creating larger than life works that would go on to be exhibited around the world, including the Comme de Garcons in Tokyo, Japan, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in New York, the Muskegon Museum of Art in his hometown of Muskegon, MI, the Artemesia and NAME Galleries in Chicago, and the Visual Arts Center of Alaska in Anchorage, AK. From a very young age Mark was enthralled by amphibians, specifically turtles, truly the original "Turtle Man". This passion translated into countless hours of research and breeding to ensure the continuation of a variety of rare turtle species. He shared his knowledge with many through publications including Reptile Magazine. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, November 18 at Metcalf & Jonkhoff funeral home. Interment will follow at Blain Cemetery, Gaines Twp. Memorial contributions may be directed to Turtle Survival Alliance, 1989 Colonial Parkway, Ft. Worth, TX 76110 or Muskegon Rescue Mission, 1691 Peck St. Muskegon, MI 49441. To see Mark's art, go to

Kurt Bohnsack Kurt Bohnsack 12 Nov 2013

Dr. Kurt  Bohnsack, 93, passed away November 12, 2013. He and his family immigrated from Germany through Ellis Island when he was three. He married Julie Low after graduating from Ohio University in 1946. He was an emeritus professor of Zoology at San Diego State University where he taught for 34 years and was the Chairman of the Department for three and one-half years. Before coming to SDSU, Kurt taught one year at the University of Michigan where he got his PhD, and five years at Swarthmore College. He also taught as a summer visiting professor at John Carroll University, ASU, Pennsylvania State University and Michigan State University. Kurt taught primarily Comparative Anatomy and Embryology. His research specialty was the ecology of arthropods and his fieldwork extended to many states, including Alaska and Hawaii.  He served on the Editorial Board for Pedobiologia, an international journal of soil biology. Kurt served as a Trustee of the San Diego Natural History Museum, was vice president for two years and chairman of the Research, Library and Activities Committee for a number of years. He held official positions in local and statewide faculty organizations and was a member of a number of professional and honorary organizations. Kurt served in the U.S. Army for 3-1/2 years during World War II. Most of his overseas time was spent on the Aleutian Islands, operating a variety of small watercraft for the Army. He retired from the service as a "buck" sergeant. The day before his passing he made his last hurrah playing his beloved tuba for a Veterans Day concert at his retirement home. Kurt is survived by two daughters, a son, two granddaughters, a step-grandson and two great-grand children. Memorial service at Fort Rosecrans will be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SDSU Retirement Association Scholarship Fund, 5500 Campanile Dr., Gateway Center, San Diego, CA 92182-5250.

Frances M. Gill Frances M. Gill  6 Nov 2013

Frances M. Gill, 86, passed away November 6, 2013. Frances was employed for 30 plus years at ASU where she was in charge of admissions in the Graduate College. Preceding her in death were her husband, George, a sister and a brother. Frances is survived by two sons, six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. There will be a visitation Wednesday, November 13, 10–11 a.m. with the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Carr-Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Rd, Tempe. Visit carrtenney mortuary to leave condolences and memories for the family. (Source: Carr Tenney Mortuary)

Mary Palma Bender Mary Palma Bender 2 Nov 2013

Mary Palma Bender, 80, passed away on November, 2, 2013. Mary and Carl Bender married in 1980 and moved to Arizona. Mary retired from ASU in 1997.  She is survived by her husband Carl, two sisters, six children, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on November 15, 2013 at Valley of the Sun Mortuary, 10940 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler, Arizona.

Josephine Ann Parrish Josephine Ann Parrish 2 Nov 2013

Josephine Ann Parrish, 91, passed away November 2, 2013. Jo earned a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree in English from ASU. She taught English at ASU, UCLA Extension, Santa Monica City College, and the University of Houston before embarking on a successful career as a real estate agent in Houston, Texas. She retired and returned to  Tempe in 1979. Jo was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Walter William McElvain, her last husband, Robert M. Parrish, a sister and brother. She is survived by a son, a  sister, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. There will be a visitation Tuesday, November 12, 2-3 p.m. with service at 3 Carr-Tenney Mortuary 2621 S. Rural Rd. Tempe. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, 4203 E. Indian School Rd., Suite 140, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Burial will be in Valhalla Cemetery in Bloomington, Indiana. To leave condolences for the family, (Source: Arizona Republic)

Zoe C. McGrath Zoe C. McGrath 1 Nov 2013

Zoe C. McGrath, 101, passed away on November 1, 2013. Zoe was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Guy Dean McGrath, founding dean of ASU College of Education. Zoe is known for her years of community involvement including Tempe Woman's Club, Tempe Community Hospital Auxiliary, ASU Faculty Wives, and Tempe First United Methodist Church. Zoe is survived by two children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of the Valley , 1510 E. Flower St, Phoenix, AZ 85014, or Tempe First United Methodist Church, 215 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281

  Marjorie Dawn Clayton 28 Oct 2013

Marjorie Dawn Clayton, 80, passed away on October 28, 2013. Marjorie worked for the ASU Athletic Dept. for several years. She leaves behind three children, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son. The family held a private service on October 30th. Contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley. (Source: ASU Foundation)

  Manuel H. Guerra 27 Oct 2013

Dr. Manuel H. Guerra, 91, passed away on October 27, 2013. A veteran of WWII Army Air Corps, he attended Phoenix College, University of Wisconsin and received his Ph.D. from University of Michigan. Professor Guerra taught for 50 years at universities including Stanford, USC, ASU, and SMU. He produced the first educational children's program for WBEN-TV in Buffalo, New York and KQED-TV in San Francisco and championed bilingual education. He was invited to speak before the U.S. Congress on the Civil Rights Act and was listed in Who's Who in American Education. He authored the musical play, "Viva the USA", and recently the book, American Biography of Jaime Nuno, Composer of the Mexican National Anthem. Professor Guerra is survived by his wife, Martha, her five children, his daughter, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Ponciana, his parents and sisters. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice. Visitation will take place at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2013; burial at St. Francis Cemetery. (Source: Arizona Republic)

Kathryn Ann "Kate" Lowe Kathryn Ann "Kate" Lowe 18 Oct 2013

Kathryn Ann (Kate) Lowe, 90, passed away on October 18, 2013. Kathryn is survived by two children, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and other relatives. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. John W. Lowe, and two children. Kate attended LaCrosse State Teachers College in Wisconsin, and then ASU. She taught at Coronado High School in Scottsdale for many years. Kate and John originally came to Arizona when John was stationed at Luke Field during WWII and were married in Phoenix. After John completed his Doctorate degree they returned to make Tempe their home in 1956 where John taught at Arizona State Teachers College (now ASU). Their first home upon return to Arizona was in Victory Village on ASU campus where Gammage Auditorium now sits. Internment at East Resthaven Park, 4310 E Southern Ave. Phoenix 85042. Services will be private. Donations may be made to the Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E Flower St, Phoenix 85014. (Source: ASU Foundation)

  Nancy Lorraine List 14 Oct 2013

Nancy Lorraine List, 73, died October 14, 2013. After her marriage to Lt. Col. William K. Harding, she was employed by Aerojet-General in Sacramento, Calif., as a specifications typist for the Polaris and Minuteman missile program. When stationed in Arizona, she was a secretary for the Division of Technology at ASU and the Base Procurement Office at Williams AFB, Ariz. Moving to Brookville in 1975 she then worked at DeMans and later Clarion University as the secretary for the Chairperson for the Department of Accountancy. She later accepted a position at Wyeth/Ayerst Pharmaceutical at Radnor, as the secretary for a Project Manager in the Marketing Department. She returned to Brookville, PA, and held several local jobs including the Jefferson County History Center until her retirement. She was a member of the Clarion Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution being a direct descendent of Jacob Broom, signer of the U.S. Constitution for the State of Delaware. She completed the Dental Assistant Course from Wayne School and also a Real Estate License for Pennsylvania. She is survived by a son, a  daughter, two grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, one step great grandchild, a sister and a nephew. She was preceded in death by a sister. Her family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. this evening (Wednesday) and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the Furlong Funeral Home, Gregory K. Furlong FD, corner of Broad St. and First Ave., Summerville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Brookville Cemetery, Rose Township, Jefferson County. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Jefferson County History Center, Rebecca Arthurs Library or the Summerville United Methodist Church. (Source: ASU Foundation)

Helen Jean Campbell
Helen Jean Campbell 6 Oct 2013

Helen Jean Campbell, 90, passed away on October 6, 2013. Jean was predeceased by Bill, her husband of 50 years. She is survived by four children, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Jean had her first dance studio in Missoula. In 1958 the family moved to Phoenix and Jean opened another dance studio. Over the years she worked with ASU modern dance and did choreography for both the Children's Theater and the Phoenix Musical Theater. She was also a certified Royal Academy Dance Instructor and eventually both taught and danced the flamenco. She provided dance performances for many local events and over the years also taught dance classes at elementary schools. She was President of the Arizona Dance Guild. A graveside service will be held at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Phoenix on Saturday, February 22 at 1:30 PM.

Helen Virginia Wootton Helen Virginia Wootton 6 Oct 2013

Helen Virginia Wootton, 92, passed away on October 6, 2013. Helen was a consummate musician, mastering the violin, piano and then discovering a passion and talent for singing. She trained as an opera singer, attended Washington College of Music, Peabody Conservatory of Music and auditioned with the Metropolitan Opera. When she was 16 years old she sang Mozart's "Alleluia" on a program with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. During WWII she worked as a receptionist at Walter Reed Army Hospital. She and her husband, Richard T. Wootton made their home in Salt Lake City, Utah where they started their family of six children. In 1955 they moved to Laie, Hawaii, where Richard was president of The Church College of Hawaii (now Brigham Young University-Hawaii). In 1964 they moved to Tempe, Arizona, where Richard was a Professor of Education at ASU. Helen received her B.A. in English from ASU. She taught music at Gilliland Junior High and Curry Elementary. In later years she played violin with the Tempe Symphony Orchestra. She is survived by a brother, six children, 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Richard T. Wootton. Helen’s funeral will be Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Church, 1248 S. 48th Street (off Southern between Greenfield and Higley) Mesa, Az. Dedication of the gravesite and burial will take place at the City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 Center St. Mesa, Arizona following the funeral.  (Source: Arizona Republic)

Mariette "Mimi" Newhagen Mariette "Mimi" Newhagen 2 Oct 2013

Mariette "Mimi" Newhagen, 90, passed away on October 2, 2013. Mimi, as she preferred to be called, and her former husband were married in 1948 and they had six children. The couple divorced in 1965. Mimi worked at ASU for a number of years and retired from there in 1985 as the Assistant to the Dean of Engineering. She then fulfilled her long-held dream and completed her undergraduate studies, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in History from ASU in 1986. Mimi is survived by six children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mimi was preceded in death by a sister and a brother. A Celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Mimi supported many different charitable efforts. Donations in her memory may be made to any of the following: Operation Smile, Wounded Warrior Project, Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue, The Nature Conservancy, or Southwest Indian Foundation.  (Source: Arizona Daily Star)

Myrna Morgan
Myrna Morgan Oct 2013

Myrna Morgan passed away in October 2013. She began working for the Department of English at ASU in 1989 and retired in 2003. A memorial gathering was held at Morgan’s home in Tempe on November 9, 2013. (Source: David Schwalm, ASURA President 2011-2012)

Deane Richardson Deane Richardson 22 Sep 2013

Deane Richardson, 95, passed away on Sept. 22, 2013. He graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL, in 1941. He moved to California to attend Stanford University and during that time joined the U.S. Army Air Corp. in 1943. He served as a physical education and wounded reconditioning officer. Following his honorable discharge in April 1946, he returned to California. He graduated from Stanford with a doctorate degree in education. He began teaching and coaching at University of the Pacific. He took a faculty position at UCLA where he served as freshman basketball coach under John Wooden. In 1959, he and his wife moved to Denver where he taught and chaired the physical education department at University of Denver. In 1963, they moved to Fridley where Deane taught and chaired the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department for Men at the University of Minnesota. In 1970 they moved to Tempe where he again taught and chaired the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department at ASU. He retired in 1983. In 1991 they moved to Rapid City, in 1995 they moved to the Twin Cities and in 2002 they moved to Northfield, MN. He taught fitness classes at Northfield Retirement Community. Survivors include three children, nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, one sister, nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis, his parents and his brother. A Celebration of Deane's Life will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Chapel of Northfield Retirement Community. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Northfield. Visitation will be at the NRC Chapel on Friday, one hour prior to service. Memorials are preferred to Northfield Retirement Community for fitness, grounds, or the chapel, or Bethel Lutheran Church. (Source: ASU Foundation)

  Cheryl Sieker 21 Sep 2013

Cheryl Sieker passed away on September 21, 2013. She taught French at ASU. Cheryl is preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her husband, Dan L Sieker, a daughter, grandson, mother, sister, and other relatives. A memorial service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church of Roseburg, OR, on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 11 A.M. (Source: ASU Foundation)

Robert A. "Bob" Grove Robert A. "Bob" Grove 20 Sep 2013

Robert A. "Bob" Grove, 61, died September 20, 2013. Interment will be in Cloverleaf Cemetery in Willmar, MN. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Memorials preferred. Bob taught for several years at Willmar Vo-Tech in Fire Training before moving to Phoenix in 1997 where he became the Health and Safety Officer and Assistant Fire Marshall at ASU. Bob had been a firefighter and assistant fire chief for over 20 years. Surviving are two sisters, two step-children, a step-granddaughter and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, and several aunts and uncles. (Source: ASU Foundation)

Wilford George Thompson, Jr. Wilford George Thompson, Jr. 19 Sep 2013

Wilford George Thompson, Jr., M.D. 88, died September 19, 2013. He joined the Army Air Corp in WWII, and was accepted to medical school. He graduated from medical school at the age of 24, first practiced in Anchorage, Alaska, during the Korean war; practiced family medicine in Wray, Colorado; and then in Mesa from 1963 through 1980. He served as Chief of Staff of Mesa Lutheran Hospital in 1977. He retired his office practice in 1980, and then spent two years at ASU at the Student Infirmary. He is survived by his wife, Jean, three daughters, a son, five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a brother. He is predeceased by his parents, two siblings and one great-grandchild. An open house Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 28th, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at Solterra Senior Living, 350 South Alma School Road, Chandler, Arizona 85224. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Comprehensive Hospice, 2111 E. Highland Avenue, Suite B-425, Phoenix, Arizona, 85016 Family and friends may share memories and condolences at (Source: Arizona Republic)

Robert Carter Cauthorn Robert Carter (Bob) Cauthorn 17 Sep 2013

Robert Carter (Bob) Cauthorn, 91, passed away on September 17, 2013. He was a sergeant in the Signal Corps of the 102nd Infantry Division of the US Army during WWII, landing in Cherbourg, France in September, 1944. He earned an undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech, and graduate degrees from Princeton and Tulane. Dr. Cauthorn taught at the University of Arizona, ASU and West Virginia University. He is survived by his wife, Joan Kaye Cauthorn, as well as by his sister, six children and 11 grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine Giudici Cauthorn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arizona Theatre Company. A Memorial Service will be held at Robert and Joan's Cauthorn's home, Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. (Source: Arizona Daily Star, Tucson)

Marcia Borland Ciarico Marcia Borland Ciarico 15 Sep 2013

Marcia Borland Ciarico, 76, passed away on September 15, 2013. Marcia graduated from Geneseo State University - NY. She taught Special Reading at Sahuaro Elementary School in Phoenix from 1961 to 1971. She was also an usher at the Herberger Theater and at ASU’s Gammage Auditorium. Marcia is survived by her husband, Fred, two children, one grandchild, a sister and two brothers. There will be a memorial service on Friday, October 18th at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 5510 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012. Donations may be made in Marcia's honor to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( or JDRF Desert Southwest Chapter, 4343 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 230, Phoenix, AZ 85018). (Source: ASU Foundation)

Richard A. Eribes Richard A. Eribes 7 Sep 2013

Richard A. (Dick) Eribes, PhD, AIA, Dean Emeritus of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) at the University of Arizona has died at age 71. Dick passed away after a yearlong battle with myelodysplasia. His wife JoAnn was at his side. He is also survived by his daughter, Kathy, and his three granddaughters, Alexandra, Erin, and Regan. Dick served as Dean of CAPLA from 1997 until 2005.  He then returned to the faculty for two years before assuming the role of Assistant Vice President for Campus and Facilities Planning, where he directed the development of the most recent Campus Comprehensive Campus Plan of UA campus. He fully retired from university service in 2009. Prior to his work at the University of Arizona, he was Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico from 1993 to 1997. His academic career began at Arizona State University in 1976 in the School of Public Programs, moving to the College of Archecture and Environmental Design in 1987 as Associate Dean and  Director of the Herberger Center for Design Excellence. He also served two years as the Assistant Vice President for Planning and Facilities Development for ASU West Campus, where he directed the institutional strategic planning effort and capital improvement process for the new university campus, which has been recognized for its excellence of design. Before joining academia, Dick was a practicing architect and planning consultant in the Los Angeles area. He earned his doctorate in Urban Studies in 1977 from the University of Southern California, and also holds both a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture from USC. Always active as an academic leader, Dick engaged in extensive research on the pedagogy of architecture, urban design and environmental perception, housing, the California Modernist Movement, and public policy. Both the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture have recognized his residential design work as a principal of Taller Penitente and the Drachman Design-Build Coalition. Dick Eribes was known throughout his career for his active mentoring of students and colleagues, especially those who were underrepresented in the design disciplines (women and people of color). He was an unceasing advocate for social and economic justice. He was admired by all for his sartorial splendor, and enjoyed for his mischievous humor.  Above all, he was loved for 

  Sherry Mitchell 5 Sep 2013

Sherry Mitchell, 50, passed away September 5, 2013. She was a 1981 graduate of Mesa High. She worked in accounting for Circle K/Tosco Marketing, Wireless Retail, Honeywell, and The ASU Foundation. She is survived by a son, daughter, father, sister, brother and numerous other kinfolk. She was preceded in death by her mother and grandparents. A memorial service will be held at 1p.m. Nov. 2 in the assembly room at the First United Methodist Church in Mesa, 15 W. 1st St. (Source: ASU Foundation)

Arthur William Rangeler Arthur William Rangeler 30 Aug 2013 Arthur William Rangeler, 90, passed away on August 30, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Ellen, to whom he was married for 63 years, and a niece. He served as a Platoon Sergeant in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II. He received a Philippines Liberation medal for 4 major battles, a Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. After completing his Master Degree from A.S.U. (1964), he taught in the Physical Educ. Dept. He became the Football Equipment Manager for the "Sun Devils." He retired after 5 years with Motorola in Scottsdale. His great joys in life were playing racquetball with Frank Kush and other coaches a A.S.U. He was an excellent golfer and won the Prescott Labor Day Golf Tournament twice. He recently was chosen and went to Washington D.C. thru the Honor Flight Program for World War II Veterans. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Tempe Lodge #2251, BPO Elks, 2320 E. Hardy, Tempe 85282. ServicesThursday Sept. 12th at 9am. National Veteran's Cemetery 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix 85024. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Thomas C. Ferguson, Jr.  Thomas C. "Tom" Ferguson, Jr.  29 Aug 2013  Dr. Thomas C. "Tom" Ferguson Jr., 81,  passed away Aug. 29, 2013. He received his bachelor of music education in 1954. In 1956, he received his master of music in theory from the University of Rochester Eastman School of Music. He served two years in the U.S. Army, where he taught theory, conducting and arranging in the Army Band Master program on the faculty of the U.S. Naval School of Music. After his discharge, he played professionally with big bands as pianist and arranger until he accepted the position of director of bands at Memphis State University (University of Memphis) in 1960. He was promoted to full professor in 1971 after receiving his doctor of philosophy in music theory from the Eastman School of Music. Tom left Memphis in 1978 and became professor of music and director of jazz studies at ASU where he remained until May 1981. He left teaching and moved to Las Vegas to pursue a career as a professional musician where he was the pianist at several strip hotels. He has played in Europe, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, Australia, and Japan. He appeared on Jazz at the Four Queens Hotel for a number of years with numerous artists. In 1988, Tom returned to teaching at the College of Southern Nevada, serving as coordinator of music, chair of the Fine Arts Department, and chair of the Performing Arts Department until his retirement in June 2008. Tom served as president of the International Association of Jazz Educators (1976-1978) and was appointed to the Jazz Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts in 1976 for a four year term. He continued to perform and tour until he suffered a stroke in 2010. He is survived by his wife, Trude McMahan, two daughters, five grandchildren, a sister, nephews and his dog. A celebration of Tom's life will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at University United Methodist Church, 4412 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas. A scholarship is being established in Tom's name for music students at the College of Southern Nevada and donations are welcome in lieu of flowers. (Source: Arizona State University Tributes: Notable Deaths & Obituaries)
C. Roland Haden C. Roland Haden 24 Aug 2013

Dr. C. Roland Haden, 73, passed away on August 24, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Weathers Haden, two daughters, a son, his mother, two brothers, five grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Roland retired in 2002 after a long and distinguished career in academia as Vice Chancellor of Engineering for the Texas A&M University System and the Dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. He received his B.S. degree magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington, his M.S. from the California Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, all in Electrical Engineering. He was a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and twice served on the Executive Committee of the Engineering Deans Council of ASEE. In 1998, he was honored by the ASEE with the Donald E. Marlowe Award as a national role model in advancing engineering education and the engineering profession. Haden served as a faculty member of the Electrical Engineering Department in the 1970's, both at Texas A&M University and the University of Oklahoma. He began his administrative career as Department Head of Electrical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma and then served as Dean of Engineering at ASU at the age of 38, being the youngest Dean of Engineering in the U.S. at the time. He later served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at ASU. Roland then became Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at Louisiana State University. Eventually he returned to Texas A&M in 1993, to serve as Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering. Flowers may be sent to Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan, Texas, or donations may be made to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, Inc., 410 Allied Dr., Nashville, TN 37211, Phone: 1-888-541-2848. Website: A time for family to receive friends will be from 5 - 8 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2013 at Hillier Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013at the A&M Church of Christ, 2475 Earl Rudder Freeway South in College Station. A graveside service will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Dresden Cemetery in Dresden, Navarro County, Texas. Please share memories and tributes to Roland at (Source: Arizona State University Tributes: Notable Deaths & Obituaries)

Charles Bartl Charles Bartl 22 Aug 2013

Charles Bartl, 84, died on August 22, 2013. Charles was a Marine Intelligence Officer during the Korean War. He started his undergraduate degree at University of Nevada. While he was there, he won the middleweight boxing title in 1949, and also coached boxing. He did his post graduate studies in Psychology at Stanford University. He received his M.A. Degree from Sacramento State and his Ph.D. in Psychology and Communications from the University of Denver. In 1958 he began his career as a professor of Psychology, Speech, and Debate at Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa. He subsequently taught at Portland State University and ASU. In addition he was a professional motivational speaker. In 1966 he accepted a position at the University of Nevad  in the Department of Educational Foundations teachin  Statistics, Research, and Critical Thinking. He retired from Nevada in 1984. Charles married Mary Kay (Burgess) in 2000. They retired to Sun City in 2001. Charles is survived by his wife Mary Kay, former wife Brigitte Zuger, three children and three grandchildren. (Source: Arizona State University Tributes: Notable Deaths & Obituaries)

Dad met Mary Kay (Burgess) In 1992; they married in 2000. They spent 21 years together. Dad and Mary Kay retired to Sun City in 2001. Dad is survived by his wife Mary Kay, former wife Brigitte Zuger, children Renee (Bill Griffin), Cameron, Connan, Cliff (Heidi), and grandchildren Kendra, Gabrielle, and Chase. - See more at:

Edwin Lee "Ed" Johnson Edwin Lee "Ed" Johnson 16 Aug 2013

Edwin Lee (Ed) Johnson, 77, died on August 16, 2013. Ed obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1959 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He participated in numerous theater productions at the university and in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF). He and his wife moved to New York City in 1960 to pursue careers in theater and acting. They returned to Boulder in 1963, and Ed completed a Master of Arts degree in English literature. They moved to Tucson, Arizona where Ed taught English at the University of Arizona in Tucson and at ASU in Tempe. He also performed in various community theater productions. In 1973 the family moved to Sheridan, Wyoming, after his father’s death, at which time Ed took over the family business known as Johnson Novelty, a company that placed and serviced coin-operated machines in businesses throughout northeastern Wyoming and parts of Montana. While running Johnson Novelty for the next twenty years, he also taught English at Sheridan College and acted in and directed many productions for the Sheridan Civic Theater Guild (CTG). Ed was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. He is survived by two brothers, a sister, daughter, son and three grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 31st  at Kane Funeral Home, Sheridan, Wyoming. Memorials may benefit the Sheridan Civic Theater Guild, P.O. Box 1, Sheridan, WY 82801. (Source: Arizona State University Tributes: Notable Deaths & Obituaries)

Judith A. Norwood Judith A. Norwood 10 Aug 2013 Judith A. Norwood, 73, passed away August 10, 2013. Judy taught journalism at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe where she also served as advisor to the newspaper and yearbook staffs. From there she went on to teach at ASU and then Angelo State University (Texas). She is survived by a sister, a daughter, a son and six grandsons. Memorial services are to take place next summer in Indiana, as she had requested. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38148, (800) 822-6344, account number 33975682. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Kaoru Kaye Sugiyama Kaoru Kaye Sugiyama 9 Aug 2013 Kaoru Kaye Sugiyama, 82, passed away on August 9, 2013. She graduated from San Francisco State College with a Bachelors and a Master of Arts in English. After college, she went to Japan to teach English at Kyoto Joshi Gakuen (Kyoto Women's College and high school). She was asked by the president of the Kyoto Women's College to study Shin Buddhism and earned her full ordainment as a minister in September 1955. After four years, she returned to California and in 1960 earned her Master's in Library Science from the University of California, Berkeley. During her career, she was a librarian at libraries in California, Colorado and Arizona including ASU, Glendale Community College and Mesa Community College. She was the director of the Mesa Community College Library for several years. She married Rev. Unryu Sugiyama in1962. They have three children and five grandchildren. Visitation will be on Friday, August 23rd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Arizona Buddhist Temple, 4142 W. Clarendon Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85019. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 24th at 11:00am at the Arizona Buddhist Temple. Please call 602-278-0036 for further information. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Jeanette A. Davy Jeanette A. Davy 7 Aug 2013 Dr. Jeanette A. Davy, 59, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2013. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at the Church of the Crucifixion in La Crescent, Minn. Burial took place in the Calvary Cemetery in Caledonia, Minn. Jeanette graduated from Viterbo College in La Crosse, with a bachelor of science in chemistry, completed graduate courses at the University of Wyoming, and served as a supervisor with the Salvation Army in La Crosse. She earned a doctorate in management at the University of Arizona in 1986. Dr. Davy became a university professor, focusing on teaching, business consulting, and research, beginning at ASU and serving at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, for 18 years. She earned the status of Professor of Management in 2000, with her distinguished record of teaching, research, and service to the university and business communities. In 2009, she was invited and completed a residency as a member of the Oxford Round Table at Oxford University in England. Following an accident in 2010, Dr. Davy continued academic research and published several articles in the fields of management and organizational leadership. She was awarded Professor Emerita status in 2012, at Wright State University and her research is continuing with coauthors and students. She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents. She is survived by her mother, three sisters, three brothers, nieces and nephews and other kinfolk. Memorials are suggested to the Jeanette A. Davy Scholarship fund for students at Viterbo University and Wright State University, c/o Nancy Merritt, 7254 NE Pebble Beach Dr., Suquamish, Wash., 98392; or to Peggy Stock, 1014 Ludlow Rd, Waukon, Iowa, 52172. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Lester Dale Mesbergen Lester Dale Mesbergen 7 Aug 2013 Lester Dale Mesbergen, 77, passed away August 7, 2013. He received a BA and an MA degree in education from ASU. Les worked for the General Electric Computer Division here in the Valley for five years. After obtaining a BA Degree, his seven year teaching career began with the Tempe Elementary School district. He was later employed as an Assistant Director of Career Services at ASU for two years. Les spent nineteen years in the Washington School District in Phoenix, where he worked as an Assistant Director of Personnel Services, Director of Employment, and his final four years as Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Services. After retiring from the Washington School District, he worked one year as a Personnel Consultant with the Maricopa County Accommodation School district. His last five years of part-time employment was with the Glendale Elementary School District, where he functioned as an Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent for Personnel Services. After final retirement, Les spent time volunteering with Care 7, a Tempe Social Services Crises Response Team and doing some personnel consulting. He was appointed to the Tempe Police Citizen's Review Board in 2002. The Tempe Jaycees presented him with their Outstanding Young Educator award in 1965-66. He was a past president of Arizona school Personnel Administration Association. Les had been a long time member of Tempe Sister City Corporation and a life member of the ASU Alumni Association. Les is survived by his wife Carol, a daughter, three sons and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, his parents, two brothers and a sister. Services will be held onAugust 17, 2013 at 10:30am at Dayspring United Methodist Church, 1365 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284. Memorial contributions may be made to Dayspring United Methodist Church marked Dayspring Chorale Ministry or Hospice of the Valley , 1510 East Flower, Phoenix, AZ 85014.  (Source: Arizona Republic)
James P. Simmons James P. Simmons 7 Aug 2013 James P. Simmons, 88, passed away on August 7, 2013. Jim attended the University of New Mexico, and received his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1947. He served as Lt. (jg) in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946. After serving in executive positions at First State Bank in Monahans, TX and Commercial Bank and Trust Company in Midland, TX, Jim moved to Arizona in 1959 to become the Founding President of Guaranty Bank, predecessor of United Bank of Arizona. Jim served as Chairman and CEO of United Bank until 1988, then became Chairman and CEO of the Valley National Bank until his retirement in 1990. Jim served on numerous boards including ASU’s College of Business Dean's Council of 100. He also received many awards including University of Arizona Alumni Association Distinguished Citizen and Arizona Harvard Business School Leadership Award. Jim is survived by his wife, Patricia Eisele Simmons, eight children, 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A private interment has been held and Jim's memorial service will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013, at 11 AM at Christ Church Anglican, 5811 N. 20th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Donations in Jim's honor may be made to Barrow Womens' Board, 350 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013; Christ Church Anglican; and Hospice of the Valley , 1510 E. Flower, Phoenix, AZ 85014. 
Abid A. Al-Marayati Abid A. Al-Marayati 5 Aug 2013 Abid A. Al-Marayati, 81, passed away August 5, 2013. He was Associate Professor at ASU from 1965-1968. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill, and a doctorate from New York University.  After ASU he went to University of Toledo and was a political science faculty member for nearly 45 years, and a former department chairman who had been director of the university's International Studies Center. He had been named a UT outstanding teacher and, for his work toward improved international relations, received the Golden Door Award from the International Institute of Greater Toledo. Surviving are two sons, seven brothers, three sisters and a grandson. Services were at the Islamic Institute of Knowledge in Dearborn, Mich. Burial is to be in Najaf, Iraq. The family suggests tributes to the Islamic Institute of Knowledge. (Source: Arizona State University Tributes: Notable Deaths & Obituaries)
Wilford White Wilford White 1 Aug 2013 Wilford “Whizzer” White, 84, considered the first star in Arizona State football history, died August 1, 2013. White, father of former ASU great Danny White, was a charter inductee into both the ASU Sports Hall of Fame and the Sun Devil Ring of Honor. His No. 33 is one of only five numbers ASU has retired. From 1947-50, White rushed for 3,173 yards, then the most in school history, earning All-American honors in 1950 as ASU’s first All-American in football. He paved the way for program success that came in later decades. White led ASU to nine wins for the first time in school history and helped defeat UA in back-to-back seasons, erasing the pain of 11 consecutive rival losses. Today, White stands fourth on ASU’s career rushing list, one of many places his name is found in the school record book. White’s 1,502 rushing yards in 1950 are the second-highest season mark in school history. His 150.2 yards per game that season still have not been matched. His 22 touchdowns and 136 points, including a school-record 30 against Idaho, also remain single-season records. Over his career, White collected nicknames. At times, he was known as “The Mesa Meteor” and the “The Wizard of the Harmonica.” Eventually, as White explained in 2007, he was known simply as Whizzer. “The newspaper guys picked up the Wizard nickname and then they connected it with Byron ‘Whizzer’ White, who was an All-American about 10 years ahead of me in college at Colorado, and it stuck to me like glue,” White said. After his ASU career, the Chicago Bears selected White in the third round of the 1951 NFL draft. He played just two seasons, however, his career cut short because of knee issues. Former ASU teammate, Larry Kentera said, “I was there when he came in as a freshman. He was one of the hottest recruits in the country. And with all his accolades, he never forgot his teammates.” And from ASU Coach Todd Graham, “Whizzer embodied all of the attributes of the Sun Devil Way that we teach our players. The mark he left on this program will always echo through Sun Devil Stadium.”  “Our thoughts are with the White family as we celebrate the life of not only one of our all-time great athletes, but one of our great Sun Devils,” ASU Vice President of Athletes Steve Patterson said. Whizzer owned the Mesa Merchant Police, founded by his father in 1938. He is survived by his wife Shirley Merrill White, five children, 26 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and three siblings. A visitation will be held Wednesday, August 7, from 6-8 PM at Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ. Services are Thursday, August 8, at 10am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints, 933 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ with visitation starting at 9am.  (Source: ASU Foundation)
  Herman Bouwer 28 Jul 2013 Dr. Herman Bouwer, 86, passed away July 28, 2013. He was one of the world's leading researchers in water management and groundwater. He was a native of The Netherlands and moved to the United States in 1952 for his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He worked for 43 years at the U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Phoenix, serving as Director for 18 years. Herman was also an adjunct faculty member of both U of A and ASU. Herman is survived by his wife, Jessie, a daughter, two sons and five grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, 500 W. Thomas Rd., Suite 720, Phoenix, AZ 85013 (602-406-4931) or the Herman Bouwer Intern-Scholarship fund, Arizona Hydrological Society Foundation PO Box 65690 Tucson, AZ 85728. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Christy Gentry Turner II Christy Gentry Turner II 27 Jul 2013 Christy Gentry Turner II, 79, passed away on July 27, 2013. He received his BA and MA from the University of Arizona (1957, 1958), and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin (1967). His early career began at the Museum of Northern Arizona and later he was appointed a Museum Fellow. He was a professor in the Department of Anthropology, ASU for 40 years and a Regents' Professor Emeritus. His decades of ground breaking research in multiple fields are known to anthropologists, physical anthropologists, and archaeologists all over the world. Just recently, he saw the completion of his book "Animal Teeth and Human Tools." Christy was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Adams Turner. He is survived by three daughters, four grandchildren, a sister, two nephews, a niece and many cousins and family friends. He also leaves behind his wife, Olga V. Pavlova and her two daughters. Traditional Russian Panikhidas are being held in Novosibirsk. An Arizona memorial service is being planned for the Fall. Please contact for details. Final interment will be held privately in Benson, AZ. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Charles Thomas Walker Charles Thomas Walker 26 Jul 2013 Charles Thomas Walker, 80, passed away on July 26, 2013. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BA and a MA in Mathematics. He got his PhD from Brown University in 1961. After a postdoctoral position Tom was a Professor at Northwestern University teaching physics. He received a Guggenheim Grant to spend a year at Oxford University in England. Tom then moved to ASU and received a grant from Max Planck Institute to spend a year in Stuttgart Germany. After returning he was chairman of the physics department at ASU from 1982-1986. After retiring from university work he began working for 3M as a Corporate Scientist. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Anna Ramsey Walker, three children and six grandchildren. (Source: Arizona State University Tributes: Notable Deaths & Obituaries)
Robert Jay Kastenbaum Robert Jay Kastenbaum 24 Jul 2013 Robert Jay Kastenbaum, 80, died July 24, 2013. Kastenbaum, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communications at ASU, was globally acknowledged as an expert on the psychology of aging and death. He wrote and published the first textbook on the subject: Death, Society and Human Experience (1977). He also established the first university-based educational and research center on death and dying at Wayne State University (1966), and founded and served as first editor for two important journals in the field: the International Journal of Aging and Human Development, and Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. Kastenbaum began his career as an editor for community newspapers, but a keen interest in ideas led to a graduate scholarship in philosophy and a Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Southern California (1959). He was most interested in fields of psychological study that barely existed at the time: lifespan development and aging, time perspective, creativity, and death and dying. He worked as clinician, researcher, activist and hospital administrator, as well as educator and author. A lifelong passion for music and the theater led him to write plays, notably: Tell Me About Tigers, produced by Theatre Prospero in Montreal in 2000, and several opera librettos, including Dorian, based on The Picture of Dorian Gray (1995, Hofstra University), Closing Time (1999, Pima Community College, Tucson) and American Gothic (ASU, 2005). Kastenbaum is survived by his wife, Beatrice, a son and stepson. He was preceded in death by a daughter. A celebration and appreciation of his life is in the planning. Donations in the name of Robert Kastenbaum may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the World Wildlife Fund, and Doctors Without Borders. Please visit to share memories with Robert's family.
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Lila Scott 24 Jul 2013 Lila (Fitzgibbon) Scott, 73, passed away on July 24, 2013. Lila worked at ASU Bookstore as a clothing buyer until her retirement. Previous to that she worked at the University of Kansas as a clothing buyer. Lila's wishes were to be cremated. Friends and family may send the family notes of encouragement by viewing Lila's Tribute Page at
Joan Wilson Joan Wilson 24 Jul 2013 Joan Wilson, 83, passed away July 24, 2013. She was a professor at Cal State L.A. from 1981 to 1992, and served as acting associate dean of graduate studies and research from 1985 to 1987. At the time of her death, she was working at Pacific States University in Los Angeles, where she held the position of executive vice president since 1993. Joan received her B.A. in history from Barnard College and her M.A. in social studies with honors at Teachers College, Columbia University. In the 1960s, she began her California teaching career in the Fullerton Union High School District as chair of the Social Science Department at Sunny Hills High School and assistant principal at Sonora High School in La Habra. In 1972, she became principal of Santa Ana High School and, in 1974, became assistant superintendent of education services to the Jurupa Unified School District in Rubidoux. In 1978, she accepted the position of superintendent of schools for the South Pasadena Unified School District. She completed her Ed.D. in educational administration at UCLA with great distinction. As executive vice president, she led Pacific States University in obtaining accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Joan received honors and awards, both local and international, from a number of entities including ASU where she was a Distinguished Visiting Professor in 1991. Her late husband, Dr. Charles Wilson, who passed away in 1977, was chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District in Fullerton. Joan is survived by two sisters, three stepchildren and seven nieces and nephews. A memorial was held at the Atheneum at Caltech on September 21, 2013. (Source: Arizona State University Tributes: Notable Deaths & Obituaries)
Roy M. Johnson Roy M. Johnson 21 Jul 2013 Roy M. Johnson, 86, passed away on July 21, 2013. He received his Master's Degree from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from University of New Mexico. He and his wife Betty Lou moved to Arizona, and he joined Arizona Teacher's College in 1952 as an instructor, returning post-doctorate in 1955 as an Assistant Professor. During his tenure, he was among the first to bring federal grants to the growing campus, watched the college develop into Arizona State University, and was instrumental in the development of the Department of Botany/Microbiology that exists today. He was an integral part of ASU since 1952, and served the university as a full Professor for over 20 years, earning Emeritus status upon his retirement. He accepted research opportunities from a variety of organizations including NIH, NSF, Eli Lilly, Smithsonian & the Office of Naval Research. He earned Fellow status in several organizations including the American Society for Microbiology, American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Roy was predeceased by his wife, Betty Lou and his parents. He is survived by his companion.å Donna, a sister, four daughters, six grandchildren, a niece, two nephews and five great grandchildren. A simple graveside service will take place at Green Acres Mortuary on Thursday, July 25th at 9:30 am. A Celebration of Roy's life is being planned for a time in late fall, and will be open to all who wish to remember him. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the following in his honor: Hospice of Arizona ( Arizona FoodBanks  ( Salvation Army ( Neighbors Who Care ( (Source: Arizona Republic)
Shirley Ruth Thumann Shirley Ruth Thumann 21 Jul 2013 Shirley Ruth Thumann, 87, passed away July 21, 2013. Shirley worked as a typist and administrative assistant at Northwestern Insurance Co., the Veterans Administration, Milwaukee Labor Press, Brookfield Lutheran Church and ASU. Shirley is survived by three children, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister and many nephews and nieces. Memorial Visitation will be held at 1:00 PM, on Saturday, August 10, 2013, with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:30 PM, at Three Pillars Ewald Chapel, Village on the Square, 375 Hwy 67, Dousman, WI 53118. The interment will be at10:00 AM, on Monday, August 12, 2013, at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring St., Union Grove, WI 53182. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Shirley's name should be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at (Source: ASU Foundation)
John L. Edwards John L. Edwards, Sr. 19 Jul 2013 Dr. John L. Edwards, Sr., 82 passed away on July 19, 2013. He retired as a College of Education professor emeritus from ASU in 1996. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mavis Edwards, two sons, a daughter, seven grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Public viewing is Tues, July 30, 2013, 6-8 p.m. at Universal Memorial Center, 1100 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85034. Funeral service will be held on Wed, July 31, 2013, 10 a.m. with a one hour prior viewing at Tanner Chapel A.M.E. Church, 20 S. 8th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for memorial gifts to be made in his name to the American Heart Association at (602) 414-5353 or 2929 S. 48th St. Tempe, AZ. 85282.
Ronald Murray Meldrum Ronald Murray Meldrum 18 Jul 2013 Ronald Murray Meldrum, 86, passed away July 18, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 30 at the Unitarian Church in Moscow, ID, 420 E. Second St. Ronald graduated from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) with bachelor's degrees in both English and zoology in 1949. Subsequently, he earned his master's degree in English from the University of Washington, and he was the first person awarded a Ph.D. in English from ASU. He taught at many universities: University of Washington, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Redlands, University of California-Riverside, ASU, and faculty exchanges at the University of Connecticut and Alaska Methodist University. Ronald joined the Washington State University faculty in 1965, retiring in 1992. On his first sabbatical leave in 1971 in Copenhagen, he discovered the correspondence of James I of England and Christian IV of Denmark, which he had translated and published. He was a founding member and past president of the Western British Studies Conference, past president of the Western Renaissance Conference, and director of the Institute of Renaissance Studies of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, summer of 1972. Ever a scholar, he explored many subjects in depth and taught a wide variety of courses, the most popular being Shakespeare and the Bible as literature. Ronald is survived by his wife, Barbara, two daughters, a sister and three grandchildren. The family requests that memorial donations be directed to the Latah County Library; the Washington-Idaho Symphony; or Gentiva Hospice in Pullman.
  George Allen Thomas 18 Jul 2013 George Allen Thomas, 77, died on July 18, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Cathleen Hansel, and their three children; four children from previous marriages, a sister, brother and fourteen grandchildren. George graduated from Beloit College. Early in his career he taught speech and drama at Beloit College, the University of Washington and as an associate professor at ASU. Some of the numerous theater, TV and movie positions he held included: Chief Stage Setter at the Expo'67 Autostade, Stage Manager for ABC Sports at the 1972 Olympics, and Set Decorator for the second Dick Van Dyke show. George started his own theater consulting business, GTA Associates, and designed innovations that are incorporated into Phoenix Symphony Hall and many college and high school theaters. In 1980, George moved back to the Northwest. A memorial service will be held on July 25th 2:30 p.m. at Washington Care - Center, 282 S. Walden in Seattle. (Source: Arizona State University Tributes: Notable Deaths & Obituaries)
Mary Lee Bowers Mary Lee Bowers 14 Jul 2013 Mary Lee Bowers, 89, died July 14, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, in 2008. Charles taught music at ASU. Both Mary and Charles were founding members of the Phoenix Symphony. She is survived by two nieces. There will be a memorial for both Mary and Charles on Tuesday, August 6 at 1:30 pm, at The Church of the Red Rocks, 54 Bowstring Dr. Sedona, AZ with refreshments following at the church. All are welcome. 
Sid Bacon Sid P. Bacon 11 Jul 2013 Sid P. Bacon, 57, passed away July 11, 2013. Sid graduated with a B.A. and M.S. from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. After postdoctoral work at the University of Cambridge in England and Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, NE he became an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University. Two years later, in 1988, he was recruited to ASU as an associate professor. For over 25 years he served as a professor, department chair, dean of natural sciences, and associate vice president of knowledge enterprise development at ASU. Sid kept a blog of his journey at He is survived by his wife Cathy, a daughter, a son, his parents and a sister. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20th at 11:00 at Esperanza Church, 2601 E. Thunderhill Place, Phoenix, AZ 85048. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sid P. Bacon Memorial Research Scholarship online t or to the ASU Foundation, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, PO Box 870102, ASU, Tempe, AZ 85287-0102.
  Gerald Raymond Bougie 11 Jul 2013 Gerard Raymond Bougie, 88, passed away on July 11, 2013. During World War II, Gerard served in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1945. Gerard was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a grandson. He is survived by his wife Theresa (Hubert), two sons, a daughter, six grandchildren, one great grandson, two brothers and four sisters. He worked as a sexton at Notre Dame Church in Springvale for many years until he and wife joined their children in Arizona in 1981. He worked at ASU for 10 years before retiring in 1992 and was a Eucharistic Minister from 1973 to 2007. A memorial service was held Monday, July 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Timothy's Parish in Mesa, Ariz. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Irene E. Patton Irene E. Patton 7 Jul 2013 Irene E. Patton, 79, died July 7, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents a brother and three sisters. She earned a degree in criminal justice while in Germany. She owned an auction house for several years, and also retired from the maintenance department at ASU. Survivors include four daughters, 17 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Services for Irene Patton will be held at a later date in Klamath Falls, Ore. To visit the website or for more information, to go (Source: ASU Foundation)
Walter L. Thompson III Walter L. Thompson III 2 Jul 2013 Walter L. Thompson, III, 70, passed away on July 2, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister. He is survived by Ella, his wife of 27 years, a brother, four children and six grandchildren. Walter received a B.A. in Economics from North Carolina A&T University in 1965. For most of his career, he worked for IBM Corp., from which he retired in 1998. He earned a Masters in Business Administration from ASU the same year, after which he returned to work for ASU before retiring in 2007. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Desert Mission United Methodist Church in Scottsdale. Cremation and burial arrangements will be held ahead of time and entrusted to Messinger Mortuary. The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to Sherman House Hospice of the Valley (602-530-6992) (Source: Arizona Republic)
Mary Catherine Baker Mary Catherine (Dye) Baker 1 Jul 2013 Mary Catherine (Dye) Baker, 86, passed away on July 1, 2013. Mary graduated from Univ. of Nebraska with honors in education. After her husband finished his Ph.D. in 1955, they moved with their children to Arizona where Bob was a professor at ASU and Mary was librarian and director of volunteers for the Arizona Foundation for Blind Children. In 1968, they followed Bob's work to Southern California, settling in Palos Verdes Estates, where they lived for 45 years. Mary is predeceased by her husband, Robert Lee Baker. She is survived by two children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and other relatives. There will be a private family memorial at a later date. To honor her memory, please consider making a gift in her name to the Palos Verdes Library District or Alzheimer's Association. (Source: ASU Foundation) 
Dorothy Wirtz Dorothy Wirtz Jul 2013 Dr. Dorothy Wirtz, 98, has passed away. She obtained her BA from the University of Iowa, and an MA and a Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin. Her major was French; her minor, German.  She taught French language and literature at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota and Arizona State University. When her parents took her brother to Arizona for his health, Dorothy joined them and entered politics, becoming Deputy State Treasurer of Arizona. Sputnik made foreign languages important again, and she began teaching at ASU. There will be a private burial for Dorothy followed by a remembrance gathering of her friends at Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. 7th St, Phoenix, on July 14th from 4:00-6:00 pm. Donations in Dorothy's name may be sent to Prime Care Hospice, 4225 W. Glendale, Arizona, 85019. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Herbert Verner Johnson Herbert Verner Johnson 30 Jun 2013 Herbert Verner Johnson, 88, passed away on June 30, 2013. Johnson served his country during World War II in the Army. In 1957 he moved his family to Arizona where he spent the rest of his life. Herb worked most of his life as a mechanical engineer. His last and favorite job was working for ASU as a mechanical designer in the Planning and Construction Department. Herb was predeceased by his wife, Doris, by only two weeks. He is survived by a daughter, a son, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 9:30AM, Friday, July 12, 2013, Hansen Chapel, 8314 N. 7th St., Phoenix.
  Kathryn "Kay" Harris 29 Jun 2013 Kathryn Kay Harris, 74, passed away on June 29, 2013. After she graduated from high school, she moved to Tempe and worked at ASU in the records department. Throughout her working career she worked as a secretary in a business setting for various companies, but her favorite job was working with children in the Cartwright Elementary School District in Phoenix. Survivors include her mother, her son, two sisters, a brother, three stepsiblings and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, a nephew, her stepfather and stepsister. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 5, at the Holbrook Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., with the funeral beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Holbrook Cemetery. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Dutton O. Teague Dutton O. Teague 29 Jun 2013 Dutton O Teague, 86 passed away on June 29, 2013. He served in WWII and Korean wars. He was Asst. Dean of Social Work at ASU and the Univ. of Louisville. Later he was Exec Director of the Phoenix Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's; he led efforts to increase services for Early Stage persons. He is survived by wife Madeleine, two children, a sister, nephew, and 11 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at Oakwood Country Club, 24218 S. Oakwood Blvd., Sun Lakes 85248 on Sat. Aug 3 at 3:00 p.m. Memorials to Alzheimer's Assoc Desert SW or Phx Hospice of the Valley.
  Jane A. Tews 22 Jun 2013 Rev. Jane A. Tews, 60, Senior Pastor of Dayspring United Methodist Church in Tempe, passed away on June 22, 2013. Jane received degrees from Nassau Community College (NY), Scarritt College (TN), Claremont School of Theology (CA), and the College of Law at ASU. From 1978-89 Jane served as Associate Pastor for Tempe First United Methodist Church and was also the Director of Campus Ministry at ASU. In her 35 years of ministry Jane pastored Christ United Methodist Church (1989-91), Gilbert First United Methodist Church (1991-97), Central East District Superintendent (1997-2004), and Dayspring United Methodist Church (2004-2013). Jane also served as a part-time Municipal Court Judge with the Gilbert Court from 1989-2012. For over 20 years, she was a member of the Board of Trustees of Friendship Village life care center in Tempe. Jane is survived by her mother, three sisters, a niece, two nephews and her beloved dog, Mischief. A celebration service of Jane's life will be held at Dayspring United Methodist Church, 1365 E. Elliot Rd. in Tempe on Wednesday, July 3 at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jane's name may be made to any of the following organizations: Friends For Life animal rescue in Gilbert (, Imagine No Malaria mission project (, and Dayspring United Methodist Church ( (Source: Arizona Republic)
Billie Marie Etchells Billie Marie Etchells 20 Jun 2013 Billie Marie Etchells (nee Harris), 91, passed away June 20, 2013. Billie was married to Air Force pilot Samuel C Etchells Jr. in 1943 until their divorce in 1965. Billie graduated from Gregg Business College in 1940. She graduated Cum Laude from ASU in 1968 receiving a BA degree in Economics, and her Masters degree in Economics from ASU in 1969. She taught Economics for a short while at ASU before starting her career with the State of Arizona's Office of Economic Planning and Development. Billie retired in 1987 as the Chief Economist of the Arizona State Department of Revenue. Billie is survived by a son, a daughter, a sister, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, a sister and brother. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley , 1510 E Flower St, Phoenix, AZ 85014. At her request, no services will be held. The family will continue to celebrate her life. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Wanda Lee Turk Wanda Lee Turk 19 Jun 2013 Wanda Lee (Borders) Turk, 85, died June 19, 2013. She was a graduate of the University of Louisville and received her Master's of Arts degree at the University of Indiana. Wanda was an accomplished artist and particularly enjoyed working with textiles. Wanda and her husband, Rudy H. Turk, came to Arizona from California in 1967 and settled in Tempe in 1968. Wanda served on the Board of Directors of the Tempe Public Library for fifteen years, was a member of the Tempe Municipal Arts Commission, volunteered with the Tempe Historical Museum, Friends of ASU Dance, and in various positions at Friendship Village where she and Rudy lived from early 2006. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, granddaughter and, her husband Rudy Turk, former director of ASU Art Museum. A private memorial service was held June 24, 2013. Wanda is survived by four children and four grandchildren. Memorial donations may be sent to: ASU Foundation, Rudy Turk Award Endowment (Acct #40001802), P.O. Box 2260, Tempe, Arizona, 85280-2260. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Robert Briney Robert Briney 18 Jun 2013 Robert Briney, 68, passed away on June 18, 2013. Bob graduated from Alfred University in 1966. He moved to Arizona to attend Arizona University Law School. Upon graduation, he served in the Army as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corp for four years. Bob founded and served as the director of the Maricopa County Office of the Legal Defender from 1995 until his retirement in 2009. Bob was a professor of law at ASU, a judge, a tennis champion and President of the Biltmore Greens III-IV Homeowners Association. Bob is survived by a brother, an aunt, cousins, a niece and nephew. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to: Civil War Trust, 1140 Professional Court, Hagerstown, MD 21740 His life will be honored and remembered by his family and friends at the Biltmore Hotel on Saturday, June 22 at 1:00 pm
Keith M. Greko Keith M. Greko 18 Jun 2013 Keith M. Greko, 90, passed away June 18, 2013. Keith leaves behind three children, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a brother. Keith was a WWII veteran who served in the US Army's 104th Infantry Division in Europe where he received a Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars. Afterwards, Keith continued his love of music in jazz as a pianist and composer playing with some of the greats of his time. He went on to produce multiple albums in a career spanning five decades prior to his retirement in 1995. He was a Professor of Music at ASU and a member of ASCAP. He was an active member in Jazz N AZ performing regularly at Sedona Jazz on the Rocks and the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. In his later years, Keith only made special appearances while he continued writing music mostly composed and dedicated to his immediate family and close friends. Mass will be held on Saturday, 6/22/2013, at 10AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Scottsdale. A reception hosted by the family will follow at 11:30AM at Messinger Mortuary at 7601 E Indian School Road. Following, there will be a committal service at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Mesa to lay Keith at rest beside his wife, Charlotte. (Source: ArizGustafsonona Republic)
John Darwin Pucetas John Darwin Pucetas 15 Jun 2013 John Darwin Pucetas, 59, passed away June 15, 2013. John was President of SiteTek Financial Arts, a value engineering consulting firm for specialized properties. His work involved planning economic strategies for complex construction, renovation and historic preservation projects in places such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Mammoth Caves, Crater Lake, Maricopa County Flood Control District and the Navajo reservation. John earned a B.S. in Architecture from Ohio State University. He was a a Life Certified Value Specialist (CVS) and a LEED-AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional). As a Registered Architect with specialties in value engineering and environmentally friendly design strategies, John worked in facility economics, project management and architectural design in both the public and private sectors. He was employed with firms in Philadelphia, Reading and Allentown, Pa., and later Tempe and Scottsdale, Arizona, before starting his own company in 2002. He was an adjunct professor at ASU and a member of the board of trustees of the former Ecosa Institute at Prescott College. Survivors include his wife, Pamela, his parents, a brother and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of John's life will be held at Messinger Fountain Hills Mortuary, 12065 Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, Saturday, June 22, at 2PM. The family wishes to thank the many compassionate bystanders who gave aid and comfort to John and his wife on June 15. In John's honor and in lieu of flowers, the family hopes you will perform an act of kindness for a stranger and ask them to pay it forward. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Berdine Wehrwein Berdine Wehrwein 15 Jun 2013 Berdine Wehrwein, 90, died on June 15, 2013. She attended the University of Nebraska, and then transferred to the College of Idaho in Caldwell, ID. She later received her master's degree in reading education from the University of Chicago. Berdine continued teaching English and reading for more than 25 years. On retiring in 1977, Berdine and her husband, Art, moved to Phoenix, AZ. Berdine eventually went back to work at ASU until her final retirement. She is survived by a daughter, a son and three grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Art, a sister and a brother. A celebration of Berdine's life will take place later this summer at Regis University. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or TRU Community Care Center in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517.  (Source: Arizona State University Tributes: Notable Deaths & Obituaries)
Gwendolyn Colleen Gustafson Gwendolyn Colleen Gustafson 14 Jun 2013 Gwendolyn Colleen Gustafson, 41, passed away on June 14, 2013. After graduating from Arizona Lutheran Academy in 1990, she attended ASU until health issues prevented her from completing her scholarship. She worked for the City of Phoenix in the Housing and Police Departments. She was later employed at ASU West in the Education Department. Gwen is survived by her parents, two brothers, grandmother and many other relatives. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Lutheran, 3901 E. Indian School Road onMonday, June 24th, at 7:00 p.m. Memorials should be directed to Christ Lutheran School or Hospice of the Valley (Source: Arizona Republic)
James Mayer James Mayer 14 Jun 2013 James Mayer passed away June 14, 2013. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in physics from Purdue University. Mayer was an engineer for the U.S. Army early in his career. He then worked for Hughes Research Laboratories before joining the faculty at the California Institute of Technology and then Cornell. He came to ASU in 1992 where he became director of the Center for Solid State Science. He was made a Regents’ Professor in 1994. He retired in 2007 from his position as a professor with ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. In 1981 he won the Von Hippel Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Materials Research Society, and three years later was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. During his career, Mayer was granted 12 patents related to his research and development work, authored or co-authored more than 750 research papers and 12 books. Mayer developed ion-implanted silicon that became a key element in a breakthrough processing technique used in semiconductor manufacturing.  He also contributed to further advances in the materials that have enabled computers and other electronic devices to be made more compact and to operate rapidly. Mayer remained a long-time career mentor to many of the more than 40 graduate students he helped guide through their doctoral and post-doctoral studies. Mayer made an impact on K-12 engineering and science education in Arizona. He created a popular Patterns in Nature course (called PIN for short) to instruct K-12 teachers on engineering and science education methods, and taught the course for many years. He also created an ASU PIN Van, a “science laboratory on wheels,” that housed state-of-the-art microscopes. It was driven “door to door” to K-12 schools throughout the state to provide young students an introduction to materials science and engineering. Mayer was also an aficionado of art, books and cinema, and co-authored two books on the science behind creating works of art. Mayer lectured to art conservators at the Louvre museum in Paris about ion-beam analysis of paint pigments and the ink in rare books. Mayer is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Betty), four children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (Source: edited from asu insight. For the full article, go to )
  John Richard "Dick" Mansperger 12 Jun 2013 John Richard “Dick” Mansperger, 80, passed away June 12, 2013. Dick played on the 1956 and 1957 ASU Sun Devil football teams and in both 1958 and 1962 served as assistant coach for Head Coach Frank Kush.  His coaching specialty was the interior line. He also held coaching positions at UCLA, Iowa, West Texas State and Palo Verde College. Dick served as a lieutenant in the Army Airborne Division from 1953 to 1956. He also had a lengthy career spanning some 26 years as Director of Player Personnel for both the Seattle Seahawks and the Dallas Cowboys. Dick is survived by a daughter, two brothers and a sister. A remembrance gathering will be held at Monti's La Casa Vieja on Mill Avenue in Tempe on Wednesday, July 10th from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. If you plan to attend please RSVP to Jim at 602-531-0856. In lieu of flowers the family r
  Maryn Sandberg 12 Jun 2013 Maryn (Pearlman) Sandberg, 89, passed away June 12, 2013. She moved to Arizona in 1986 with her husband, Dr. Avery Sandberg. She was the Research Docent at ASU Art Museum. Maryn was a member of Brandeis University Women's Committee and a lifetime member of ORT America.  Maryn is survived by her husband Dr. Avery, four daughters, four grandchildren, a sister and a brother. Graveside funeral services will be heldFriday, June 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Green Acres Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale. Contributions in her memory may be made to American Friends of Mogen David Adom, 352 7th Ave., Suite #400, New York, NY 10001. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Marjorie Evans Marjorie Evans 11 Jun 2013 Marjorie Evans, 89,  passed away on June 11, 2013. Marjorie attended the University of Washington and State College of Washington at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Washington where she received her nursing degree. She earned her Master's degree from ASU. She volunteered regularly at the Friendship Village Health Center, was a docent at the ASU Art Museum and worked as a volunteer at the Art Museum Gift Shop for many years. Marjorie is survived by a sister, four children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A brother and husband, Lawrence Jack Evans, Jr. predeceased her. Marjorie will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery, alongside her husband at a later date. A Memorial Service will be held at Friendship Village Skirm Auditorium on July 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Arc of Tempe, (, P.O. Box 26014, Tempe, AZ 85285.  (Source: Arizona Republic)
Anita J. Whitney Anita J. Whitney 11 Jun 2013 Anita J. Whitney, 87, passed away on June 11, 2013. Anita graduated from University of Alaska, Fairbanks with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Social work, and ASU earning her Bachelor of Arts in Education and her Master's degree Educational Psychology. She enjoyed using her educational background to work with underprivileged children and adolescents as well as with homeless youth. She and her husband moved to Arizona after retiring. Anita was a regular volunteer at Gammage, Hospice of the Valley, Volunteer IRS preparation, the Arizona Women's Initiative, and many other charities as they would call on her. Anita is survived by her husband Guy, four children, 11 grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held June 22, 2013 at 11:30am at Scottsdale Bible Chapel, 7901 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ. Memorial Gifts may be made to: Hospice of the Valley, or ASU Gammage.
  Leo Thompson 10 Jun 2013 Leo “Lee” Thompson, 92, passed away on June 10, 2013. Lee’s first wife, Beatrice “Bea”  passed away in 1976. He then married Hazel (LaMew) Spiceland in 1980. Lee worked at a water company as an Engineer in West Virginia early on in his career. He then worked at ASU as a locksmith, retiring in 1984 after 20 years of employment. Lee was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, a son and five brothers. He is survived by his wife of 32 years Hazel Thompson, six children, 13 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. A graveside service was held June 13, 2013 at 11am at Poland Zion Cemetery in Poland, Indiana. Donations can be made to Shults-Lewis Child and Family Services, Inc., P.O. Box 471 Valparaiso, IN 46384. (Source: Hazel Thompson, wife)
Jefferson Eugene Grigsby, Jr. Jefferson Eugene Grigsby, Jr. 9 Jun 2013 Jefferson Eugene Grigsby, Jr., 94, passed away June 9, 2013. He was a renowned artist and Professor Emeritus of Art Education at ASU. A painter and premier art educator, Grigsby's passion was teaching. He lectured and researched the links between Native American, African and African American art. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Thomasena, in 2008. A veteran of WWII, Dr. Grigsby served honorably under General George Patton. He earned degrees from Morehouse College (BA), Ohio State University (MA), and New York University (PhD). His remarkable career included: Founder and Chair of the Art Department at the segregated Carver High School (1946-1954) and Chair of the Art Department, Phoenix Union High School (1954-1966). Beginning in 1966, Dr. Grigsby served as professor in the School of Art at Arizona State University and remained in that capacity for 22 years. In 1977, he authored the book, "Art and Ethnics". A tireless advocate for community arts, Grigsby founded the Consortium of Black Organizations and Others for the Arts (COBA) and chaired the Artists of the Black Community/AZ. He served on the boards of the Phoenix OIC and as President of the Booker T. Washington Child Development Center until his death. In 1958, Grigsby was one of six American artists selected by the Museum of Modern Art to teach at the World's Fair in Brussels and in 1966, was awarded the National Gallery of Art's 25th Anniversary Medallion of Merit. He was a recipient of numerous other awards and commendations and his works can be seen in private and public collections around the world. Dr. Grigsby is survived by two sons, a sister, a brother, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. To learn more about Dr. Grigsby's remarkable career and legacy A memorial service is being planned for October, 2013. Memorial contributions may be made to the Booker T. Washington Child Development Center.
Betty Jean Davis Betty Jean Davis 8 Jun 2013 Betty Jean Davis, 88, passed away June 8, 2013. Betty worked as a clerk for Allis Chalmers during WWII. After the war, she worked for Franklin Life Insurance. In 1963 Betty moved to Arizona. She was employed as a clerk in the Admissions Office at ASU until her retirement. Betty is survived by dear friends, Tom and Cheryl Richgels. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 22, 10a.m . at First United Methodist Church, 15 E 1st Avenue, Mesa, AZ. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church. (Source: Arizona Republic)
John Barnes John B. Barnes 5 Jun 2013 Dr. John B. Barnes, 89, passed away June 5, 2013. He received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Denver and his Doctorate from the University of Wyoming in 1955. His career in Higher Education started at Arizona State College as a middle administrator when he aided President Grady Gammage in a successful state-wide referendum to change the name to Arizona State University; he served five years as Director of Research and Services. He was 38 years old when chosen to become the Founding President of Arizona Western College in Yuma, the first community college in Arizona in 30 years. While there he became a summer visiting lecturer at the University of Wisconsin and Michigan State. In 1967 he became the President of Boise College in transition to Boise State and Boise State University. He resigned after 10 years and became the Professor Higher Education at Northern Arizona University. Several years later after his vision and hearing diminished, he retired and returned to Boise. His wife preceded him in death in 2010. He is survived by two daughters, two grandchildren and a sister. Per his wishes, there will be no services. To share memories with the family please visit John's memorial webpage at
Paul E. McClellan Paul E. McClellan 28 May 2013 Paul E. McClellan, Lt. Col. (Ret), 79, died May 28, 2013. After attending Beloit College and LaCrosse College, he entered the USAF, became a pilot and flew B-47s, B-52s and Huey helicopters. He was awarded the Silver Star, 3 DFCs, Purple Heart and 7 Air Metals while serving in Vietnam. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from ASU with a Master's Degree in Engineering and later received a MBA. In 1975, he retired from the USAF and began a career as a Civil Engineer. He worked for State of Arizona, ASU, Motorola, SRP, Air Grand Canyon, and the City of Casa Grande, retiring again in 2008. He is survived by his wife, Melva, a son, two daughters, eight grandchildren, a sister and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and a brother. A Celebration of Life will be held in Arizona with his family and friends. At a later date a military service will be held at the Shopiere Cemetery.
  Patricia Ann Ratzlaff 28 May 2013 Patricia Ann "Pat" Ratzlaff, 79, passed away May 28, 2013. Pat retired from ASU in 1998 after 15 years of employment. She is survived by four children, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matz, a  daughter and a brother. A private family memorial is being planned. In lieu of flowers, condolences and contributions (payable to Michael Krause) can be sent to Pat's son Michael (address below) who is handling the charitable distribution of monetary gifts. Michael Krause, 4231 E. San Remo Ave., Gilbert, AZ 85234. (Source: ASU Foundation, Obituary Registry)
Lester C. Stephens Lester C. Stephens 28 May 2013 Lester C. Stephens, 82, passed away May 28, 2013. He graduated from U of Colorado and received his Army commission after completing Officers Candidate School (DMG) and paratroop training. His career in steel fabrication led to worldwide travel. In retirement, he served on the Campus Ministry Board, officiated at UofA, ASU, NCAA & US Olympic track meets. He is survived by his wife, Candy, a son, a daughter, two grandsons and a brother.  Service Saturday, June 1, 2013, 8:30 a.m., St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal church, Tucson, AZ.
Robert P. "Jake" Jacobson Robert P. "Jake" Jacobsen 26 May 2013 Robert P. ("Jake") Jacobsen, 71, passed away on May 26, 2013. Bob graduated from ASU in 1963 with a degree in Journalism. He then entered the US Marine Corps as Second Lieutenant, served 18 months in Vietnam (1965-66), and was honorably discharged as Captain in 1973. He worked as a sportswriter at the Arizona Republic, in Public Relations at Phoenix International Raceway, as Sports Information Director at the UofA, and again at the Arizona Republic as Sports Editor and Columnist. After retirement from the Republic, he worked for the ASU Alumni Association. Bob is survived by Mary Earline, his wife of 49 years, two daughters, five grandchildren and two brothers. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 31st at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of the Valley . Condolences may be sent to the family at  (Source: Arizona Republic) 
  Richard Bardrick 25 May 2013 Richard Bardrick, 90, died on May 25, 2013. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from UCLA and later taught and practiced clinical psychology at ASU. He is survived by a sister, four daughters, and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Reta; and is survived by her two daughters and their children and grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. June 1, 2013, at the Hills Apartments Common Room at 2300 Chalet Trail in Kerrville, TX. 
Frances Elaine Heerema McGee Frances Elaine Heerema McGee 23 May 2013 Frances Elaine Heerema McGee, 90, died May 23, 2013. “Mem” graduated from Simpson College, where she met her future husband, Bob McGee. She graduated from the Harvard/Radcliffe Program in Business Administration in 1945 with a degree in Human Resources. Following graduation, she worked for Bank of America in Los Angeles, California, as a personnel officer. She then served as the women's counselor at the University of Evansville, Indiana. Her husband, Bob, earned his Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business. The family moved to Arizona in 1956, and in 1965 Bob became the founding CEO and President of Thunderbird Bank of Arizona, where he worked for the next 25 years. During that time Mem became involved in many community activities in the west valley including Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management. She and her husband helped establish the ASU West campus, and were most proud of their Provost Club member #001. Mem is preceded in death by her husband, Bob, and two brothers. She is survived by a sister, two sons, six grandchildren and three great grandsons. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be private. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her name to the Beatitudes Campus of Care, 1616 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021 (specify Advanced Memory Care Unit) or the 100 Club of Arizona, 5033 N. 19th Avenue, Suite 123, Phoenix AZ 85015. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Andy Haried Andrew "Andy" Haried 21 May 2013 Andrew “Andy” Haried, 77, passed away on May 21, 2013. Andy and his wife, Joyce, had two children. Andy was educated at Hasting College and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received his Ph.D. Andy practiced as an accountant with Arthur Andersen. He co-authored a textbook in Advanced Accounting. He was revered as an excellent professor by colleagues and students alike. Even though limited physically by an accident, Andy exuded a positive attitude and was sought out for his wise counsel. He was dedicated to helping peoples from war-torn countries and assisted several families and individuals to immigrate to the United States. (Source: Joe Schultz, ASURA Member)
Mary E. Robison Mary E. Robison 20 May 2013 Mary E. Robison, 90, passed away on May 20, 2013. Mary served as a Navy WAVE in WWII. She and her husband moved to Tempe in 1964. She worked in the College of Education at ASU and the Kyrene School District as a secretary. Mary is predeceased by her husband and a daughter, She is survived by three daughters, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Visitation will be held 7:00pm to 8:30pm with a Rosary at 7:30pm on Friday, May 24, 2013 at Carr-Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282. A Funeral Mass will be held in her honor 11:00am, Saturday, May 25, 2013 at All Saints Newman Center on ASU's Campus, 230 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281. Interment will be held 11:00am, Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85024 where she and her husband will be laid to rest, both receiving full Military Honors for their combined service with the US Navy. Please to leave Mary's family online condolence messages. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Edward Allan Brawley Edward Allan Brawley 18 May 2013 Edward Allan Brawley, 78, died May 18, 2013, following  an apparent accident when he failed to return from a bike ride in Scottsdale. A graduate of Strathclyde University, Scotland and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, he had a long and distinguished career as professor and administrator at Penn State and at ASU West. At ASU West he was professor emeritus of social work; he retired in 2003. Author of many books and articles, he advocated for improving the social conditions of the poor. He is survived by his wife, Emilia E. Martinez-Brawley, Ed.D. ACSW, Professor of Social Work and John F. Roatch  Distinguished Community Service Scholar at ASU, currently on assignment at the College of Extended Education. She is the former Dean of the School of Social Work, having served in that capacity from 1992 to 1998. He is also survived by sons, daughters-in-law and a grandson.  Remembrances to St. Mary's Food  Bank or Scottsdale  Mustang  Library. (Source: Arizona Republic and other sources). Two ASURA colleagues comment: This is a terrible loss.  He was a wonderful colleague, but even more, a genuinely good and decent person whom you could always trust. I sought his counsel often and we spent many pleasant hours talking about all sorts of subjects, especially Scotland. (Glenn Irvin) Allan was a good colleague--calm, smart, super competent, and classy.  He was our go-to guy at West.  He came to ASU West when his spouse, Emilia Martinez-Brawley, was hired as Dean of the School of Social Work. (David Schwalm)
Billie Lee Turner III Billie Lee Turner III 18 May 2013 Billie Lee Turner III, 42, passed away on May 18, 2013 two years to the day after his mother passed away, both from a long struggle with myotonic dystrophy (MD). Bill was an outstanding athlete in his youth, lettering in soccer and golf, but by his senior year in high school his MD began to impede his abilities. Bill also suffered from Asperger Syndrome from an early age, although he was not formally diagnosed until 2009. He and his parents moved to Arizona in 2008. Bill is survived by his father, Dr. B. L. Turner II, Gilbert F. White Professor of Environment and Society, ASU, and a sister. Support for research on myotonic dystrophy would be appreciated: Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation in the memory of Bill Turner ( (Source: ASU Foundation, Obituary Registry
Gary Kent Nelson Gary Kent Nelson 17 May 2013 Gary Kent Nelson, 77, passed away on, May 17, 2013. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister. He is survived by his wife, Juanita, siblings, four sons, 12 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He served as president of the ASU Alumni Association in 1988. He graduated ASU ROTC and served in the Army Intelligence Service. He then graduated from law school at the University of Arizona. Gary served as law clerk for then Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, Fred Struckmeyer. After a brief foray into private practice, he went to work for the prosecution in the state Attorney General's office in 1962. During that time, he served as the President of the National Association of Attorney's General. In 1974 He was appointed to the Arizona State court of Appeals by Governor Jack Williams. Four years later he lost the election to retain his Judgeship. He then served as Chief Staff Attorney for the Supreme Court of Arizona from 1979 until his retirement in 1997. A memorial will be held at 11:00 on June 5, at King of Glory Church Lutheran Church at 2085 E Southern Ave, Tempe, Arizona. (Source: ASU Foundation)
Edward W. Pease Edward W. Pease 11 May 2013 Edward W. Pease, 92, died May 11, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Gloria, two daughters, four stepchildren, sixteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and his ex-wife and friend, Sybil. Ed served during World War II, was a Fuller Brush salesman, and later a custodian at ASU. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 142 North Date Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Elmer Richard "Dick" Munkachy Elmer Richard "Dick" Munkachy 7 May 2013 Elmer Richard ("Dick") Munkachy, 88, passed away on May 7, 2013. Dick served in the Philippines and Japan during World War II and was recalled for duty in Korea, where he saw active combat for a second time. He graduated from Michigan State in Hotel and Restaurant Management and went on to a fruitful career with Saga Foods, providing meals at ASU and many other institutional and corporate dining facilities. He and his wife moved to Tempe in 1960. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, a daughter, a son and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son. Memorial services will be held at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E Southern Avenue, Tempe, on Wednesday, May 15 at 10:30 am. The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of the Valley in memory of Dick Munkachy. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Fred Begay Fred Begay 30 Apr 2013 Dr. Fred Begay (Clever Fox) Navajo Clans: Tachii'ni (Red Running into the Water People), Kin lichii nii (Red House People), 80, passed away on April 30, 2013. Fred attended the Bureau of Indian Affairs Boarding Schools at Ignacio, Colo. (1942-1946) and Albuquerque, New Mexico (1947-1951) where his training was in farming. He is survived by his wife, Helen, four brothers, many relatives from Dine and Ute Mountain tribes, seven children, 17 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Fred served as a non-commissioned officer in the US Air Force during 1951-1955 and was assigned to an air-rescue squadron in Korea during the Korean War. He earned a bachelor's degree in math and science from the University of New Mexico in 1961, a master's degree in physics in 1963 and a doctorate in nuclear physics in 1971. In 1971, Fred joined the physics staff of Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was also part of a NASA-funded space physics research team at UNM to conduct fundamental studies on the origin of high energy gamma rays and solar neutrons (1960-1963 1965-1972). He has held research and teaching fellowships at Stanford University and the University of Maryland. Fred has provided science and technology expertise to institutions including as a member of the National Research Council (1979-present) Co-principal Investigator, NSF-funded Alliance for Minority Participation Program, ASU (1991-present) advisory committee, NSF-funded Arizona Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers, ASU (1995-2000) advisory board, NSF-funded Navajo Nation Rural Systemic Initiative Program (1998-present) advisory board, Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology, ASU (2000-present). His life has been documented in films and he has been featured in the National Geographic Magazine (1987), Notable Twentieth Century Scientists, Gale Research, Inc., 1994 and in numerous published articles. Fred has received awards including the National Science Foundation, 1994 Distinguished Scientist Award as well as awards from the Department of Energy and the Navajo Tribe for his work in science, science education and public service. Upon his retirement, one of his main goals as president of the Seaborg Hall of Science was to continue to provide public services to the native american communities for science and technology. The Seaborg Hall of Science named after the late Nobel chemistry laureate Glenn T Seaborg is an independent non-profit education and research institution. His family supports his commitment to this institution. A memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting you please send your donation to: Seaborg Hall of Science, 2480 36th Street, Los Alamos, NM 87544. (Source: ASU Foundation, Obituary Registry)
Kenneth L. Donelson Kenneth L. Donelson 30 Apr 2013 Kenneth L. Donelson, 85, a well-known professor of English, and Director of ASU’s English Education program throughout the 1990s until his retirement in 2002, died on April 30, 2013. He taught high school English for thirteen years in Iowa, and then earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1963. Shortly afterwards, he joined the faculty at ASU. He was well known throughout the United States for work against school censorship and had been asked to testify in court or to speak to groups of English teachers or librarians in every one of the continental United States. For many years, he edited the Arizona English Bulletin, and between 1980 and 1987 was the co-editor of The English Journal, which at the time was the major publication for the National Council of Teachers of English. He is also co-author of Literature for Today’s Young Adults, the leading textbook in the field for English teachers, school librarians, and reading teachers. It is now in its ninth edition. He is survived by his wife, Marie, two daughters, one son, seven grandchildren and eight great grands. Private services were held on May 29 at the VA Cemetery in Prescott. (Source: Arizona Republic and remembrance by Alleen Pace Nilsen, Professor Emerita of English, ASU, appearing on the Department of English website.) (Photo: ASU Professor Emeritus Ken Donelson and ASU's Hayden Library Special Collections Librarian Marilyn Wurzburger (4/29/2003), from article: The Ken Donelson Special Collection of Juvenile Literature by Jim Blasingame, published online in The Alan Review, Virginia Tech, Digital Library and Archives, Spring/Summer, 2003) 
Ellamae Branstetter Ellamae Branstetter 29 Apr 2013 Ellamae Branstetter, 90, passed away on April 29, 2013. She received her nursing diploma from Jewish Hospital, St Louis in 1944, her BS from St Louis University in 1954, her M.P.H. degree in public & mental health nursing from the University of Minnesota in 1957. She earned her Ph.D in Human Development from the University of Chicago in 1969. In 1958 she was recruited from the Visiting Nurse Service in Phoenix to help inaugurate the ASU College of Nursing, where she was among the first three faculty members. She left ASU in 1964 to pursue her research and returned in 1967 to develop the initial graduate program in nursing. Nationally & internationally acknowledged for the development of nurse managed health centers, she was honored as "Outstanding Educator in America in 1974, given the Distinguished Faculty Award from the College of Nursing Alumni Association in 1983 and in 1985 received the University wide Faculty Achievement Award. Ellamae was an ASURA board member from 2000-2003 and served as Secretary from 2001-2002. An ASURA Video History interview with Ellamae is available. Information about checking out the video is available at  Ellie is survived by long time friend, Mary Green, beloved dog "Freddie" and 15 nieces and nephews and their children. Colleagues and friends will rejoice in her life May 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd, Scottsdale, Az. Internment will be on June 1, 2013, Spring River Cemetery Verona, MO. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Ellamae Branstetter Scholarship Fund, payable to the ASU Foundation. Send to ASU College of Nursing Att: Eric Spicer, 500 N. 3rd St #464; Phoenix, Az 85004. (Source: Arizona Republic)
  Robert Ellery "Bob" Bostwick 28 Apr 2013 Robert Ellery "Bob" Bostwick, 75, retired Air Force Lt. Col., passed away April 28, 2013. He taught ROTC at ASU, math at MCC, and was an AZ Republic asst. manager of a DC. He graduated from SUNY Oneonta, NY. He is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren and five siblings. The immediate family held a celebration of life. Please sign online guestbook at (Source: Arizona Republic)
Mary Joan Blakeslee Mary Joan Blakeslee 27 Apr 2013 Mary Joan Blakeslee, 90, passed away on April 27, 2013. She and her husband, Arthur, retired from Iowa to Arizona in 1986. Mary enjoyed part-time work in retirement with First Interstate and later at ASU until age 80. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Arthur, a twin sister, another sister and brother. She is survived by a sister, a son, four daughters, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Sat., May 4th 12:00 noon at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Mary's name to Hospice of the Valley , 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 or online at  (Source: Arizona Republic)
Madelyn Wright Madelyn Wright 23 Apr 2013 Madelyn Wright, 87, passed away on April 23, 2013. Madelyn began working at ASU as an office clerk and moved up through the ranks culminating with positions of assistant registrar and director of the Academic Scheduling Office. From the ASURA web site:“Madelyn Wright began working for Arizona State University in 1953. She retired in 1989. She helped bring the ASU Retirees Association into being, served on the first ASURA Board of Directors, and was the first Treasurer. She has been active in the association ever since, serving on the Adopt-a-Family committee, as a member of the Board of Directors twice, and as Vice President, President (1997-1998), and Past President. During her presidency of the ASURA, the Board established the endowed Scholarship Fund. (From A Decade of Success, published 2000.” Photo by: Dave Scheatzle, 2010) Madelyn spent the final years of her life at Friendship Village enjoying the activities and in the company of new friends. She is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Dean, her parents, and two siblings. A Memorial Service followed by a luncheon reception will be held on Monday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. at Arizona Community Church, 9325 S. Rural in Tempe. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Madelyn's name to Hospice of the Valley , 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014-5656. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Julie Ann Watson Julie Ann Watson 21 Apr 2013 Julie Ann Watson, 79, passed away April 21, 2013. She had worked in several places as a secretary and assistant, including the Kalamazoo State Hospital, D.H.S of Michigan and Arizona State University. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ralph Watson and a brother. Julie is survived by three children, five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two sisters and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 930 Lake St., Kalamazoo, at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Msgr. Michael Hazard, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association , 350 E. Michigan, Ste. 20, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, or the charity of one’s choice. (Source: Both obits from Arizona State University Tributes: Notable Deaths & Obituaries; Britton photo source: ASU Printmaking, School of Art Faculty Directory web page)
  Anna L. Baughman 20 Apr 2013 Anna L. Baughman, 89, died April 20, 2013. She is survived by a son, a sister, a brother, two granddaughters, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother. She worked as a beautician for many years in Galesburg and Tempe, Ariz. She also worked in the offices of ASU in Tempe. A memorial service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, Galesburg, Illinois. There will be no visitation. Cremation has been accorded. Inurnment will be held at a later date. (Source: Arizona State University Tributes: Notable Deaths & Obituaries)
Sharon Lynch Laughlin Sharon Lynch Laughlin 19 Apr 2013 Sharon Lynch Laughlin, 77, died on April 19, 2013. Sharon was a graduate of Saint Mary's College of Nursing in South Bend, IN. She received her Master's degree at San Diego State University. Sharon was also an elementary and secondary school nurse. She served on the board of the Phoenix Children's Hospital, and was adjunct professor at ASU. Sharon is survived by her husband, David Thomas, nine children, nine grandchildren, two sisters and many nieces and nephews. Sharon is preceded in death by a brother, a son, grandson and nephew. There will be a Mass of the Resurrection at Saint Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 17111 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ on April 24 at 10:30 a.m. with a private burial following at Paradise Memorial Gardens in Scottsdale. Please visit Sharon's online registry at (623) 546-8002. (Source: Arizona Republic)
James Edward Curlett James Edward Curlett 18 Apr 2013 James Edward Curlett, 82, passed away on April 18, 2013. Jim served as a Captain of Marines during the Korean War. He received his Master's degree from Eastern Michigan University which led him to a long career in Education. Jim was the Principal at Mesa Mountain View High School for 19 years. During his career, he was Principal of Chaparral High School in Scottsdale and the American International School in New Delhi, India. He was the Assistant Principal of Arcadia High School in Scottsdale and Grosse Point North High School in Grosse Pointe, MI. Jim was a Counselor, a teacher, a track coach, and the assistant football coach at Rich Township High School in Park Forest, IL. Jim's career in Education began at Ypsilanti High School in Ypsilanti, MI as a social studies teacher and audio visual director. Throughout his life, Jim received many honors. He received the Coe Fellowship in American Studies, Who's Who in American Education, adjunct professor at for the College of Education at ASU, member of the College Board National Membership Committee, speaker at the NASSP for multiple years, and State Director of the Arizona Academic Decathlon for 3 years. Jim also received the Educational Leadership Award from the Tribune Newspaper in 1989. Jim is survived by his wife, Martha, a son, a daughter, a grandson, a brother and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Mass for Jim will be held on Monday, April 29 at 11 a.m., with the Rosary service one half hour prior, at St. George Catholic Church, 300 E. 16th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85219. Private inurnment will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Jim's name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Please leave a tribute to Jim on the family's website at (Source: Arizona Republic)
Daniel Robert Britton Daniel Robert Britton 15 Apr 2013 Daniel Robert Britton, 64, passed away April 15, 2013. Daniel served as an army medic in Vietnam. He earned both his BFA and MFA from The University of Colorado in Boulder. Dan embarked on a 35-year professional career at ASU earning the status of full professor, Printmaking, School of Art. Dan's prints and paintings hang in museums and private collections all over the world. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center holds two of his pieces in their permanent collection. Dan is survived by his wife, Judy Britton, a son, his mother, a brother, four sisters, a niece and nephew.
David Bruce Conz David "Dave" Bruce Conz 12 Apr 2013 David “Dave” Bruce Conz, 39, died Friday, April 12, 2013. During his senior year in high school he earned his Eagle Scout Award, the highest award in Scouting, and he also won the Pennsylvania State Forensics Championship in radio announcing. David earned a B.S. in aerospace studies, as well as a pilot's license with a multi-engine rating in May 1995 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Fla. From ASU he earned an M.A. in interdisciplinary humanities in May 1999 and a PhD. in sociology in May 2006. David worked as a lecturer in the interdisciplinary studies degree program in the School of Letters and Sciences, and as an assistant research professor for The Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes and The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at ASU since its inception in 2005. David is survived by his mother, an uncle, a sister, a nephew, a niece and one great-uncle. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Zion Lutheran Church Apple Chapel, followed by funeral and memorial service at 11 with the Rev. Richard Fangmann officiating. Burial will be in Himmel's Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the David B. Conz Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Northumberland National Bank, 245 Front St., Northumberland, PA 17857. (Source: ASU Foundation, Obituary Registry)
Jack Michie Jack Michie 12 Apr 2013 Jack Michie, 86, a retired educator, passed away on April 12, 2013. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He earned a BA from the University of Calif. in 1952, an MA in Admin. and Clinical Psychology from Long Beach College in 1954, and a Doctorate in Vocational Education and College Admin. from UCLA in 1968. His career began in 1952 as a vo-tech instructor at Whittier High School in Whittier, Calif. He held positions at all levels in the Calif. school system, and was the director of the largest manpower training center in the U.S. at the East Bay Skills Center in Oakland, Calif. In 1968, he was appointed to the Dept. of Health Education and Welfare National Advisory Council on Vocational Education. In the 1970s, he served as the Executive Director of the Alabama State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, the Michigan State Director of Vocational Education, and Associate Commissioner at the Dept. of Health Education and Welfare in Wash., D.C. He was then Dean of Vocational Technology at Long Beach City College, and Vice-Pres. at Chaffey College in Upland, Calif., before he retired to Arizona in 1979. After retirement, he continued to be involved in business and educational activities, including serving on the faculty and as a consultant for ASU. He won many awards for outstanding achievement in his profession. Dr. Michie was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy "Chappo", and a son of hers. He is survived by children, grandchildren and great grandchildren from their blended family as well as a sister and half-brother. A memorial service will be held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Phoenix, Ariz., date to be announced, arrangements entrusted to Dr. Michie's long-time friend Dick Warneka, who can be contacted (Source: Arizona Republic)
Donald Raymond Tweet Donald Raymond Tweet 11 Apr 2013 Donald (Don) Raymond Tweet, 84,  passed away on April 11, 2013. Don is survived by his wife, Pat, two sisters, five sons, a daughter, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Don served his country as a "Seaman First Class" in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948 on the U.S.S. Bushnell. Don received a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from University of Minnesota in May 1952 and later became a Certified Public Accountant. He worked for Minnesota Woolen, John F. Forbes, ASU and retired from the University of Arizona as Finance Director of the U of A Medical Center. A Memorial Service will be held in Tucson, Arizona on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM at Bring's Broadway Chapel, 6910 East Broadway Blvd, Tucson, Arizona. A reception will be held at Rolling Hills Golf Course, 8900 East 29th Street, Tucson, Arizona following the service.
Darlene S. Ford Darlene S. Ford 9 Apr 2013 Dr. Darlene S. Ford, 72, died on April 9, 2013. Darlene earned BA, MA, MS, and PHD degrees  from the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University. She taught at ASU and at UNT. She left college teaching to enter private practice as a mental health counselor, serving clients in Collin, Denton, Tarrant and Williamson Counties. Late in 2012 she moved to Prosper, Texas to her dream home from which she continued to counsel clients until her declining health forced her to retire in February of this year. She is survived by her husband Dr. Howard L. Ford, a son and other relatives. (Source: ASU Foundation, Obituary Registry)
Sivon Reznikoff Sivon Reznikoff 6 Apr 2013 Sivon Reznikoff, born Shirley, was Professor Emeritus in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at ASU. Sivon chose Judiasm as her faith and married Rabbi Marvin Reznikoff. Since she was born in the age when women were not recognized as experts in architecture and design, she changed her name to Sivon, the name chosen by her late husband, so that when she wrote, the reader would not know whether it was a man or a woman writing and thus gain acceptance. Sivon owned and operated Louisiana Interior Design Institute in Baton Rouge, and later became a professor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rabbi Marvin Reznikoff, and a son. She is survived by a daughter. A gathering will be held on April 10, 2013 at Beth Shalom Synagogue, 9111 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70809-2496, beginning at 11:00 am, with services at 12 noon. Interment is to follow at Liberal Cemetery, 9665 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, La. (Source: The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA)
Peter Morton Eichler Peter Morton Eichler 2 Apr 2013 Peter Morton Eichler, 76, passed away on April 2, 2013. Peter is survived by his wife of 47 years, Wendie, a son, a sister and six nieces and nephews. Peter graduated from Wesleyan University (CT) in 1957 and earned his J.D. from Columbia University in 1960. Peter practiced law for 53 years as a partner in firms in NY, CA and AZ. He was most recently of Counsel to Weiss & Moy, P.C. in Scottsdale. He was recognized around the globe for his pioneering work in entertainment and business intellectual property law. He was honored numerous times as one of the Best Lawyers in America and was an adjunct professor at ASU's Barrett Honors College. Keeping exactly to his wishes, a small, private brunch "party" was held in Scottsdale to celebrate his life. Donations are encouraged to the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale Breast Cancer Center.
Chuck Fairbanks Chuck Fairbanks 2 Apr 2013 Chuck Fairbanks, 79, passed away April 2, 2013. He was an American football coach and a head coach at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. The offensive and defensive systems he introduced and helped develop have proven influential in the NFL. Fairbanks graduated from Michigan State University in 1955, following three years of football with the Spartans. That fall, he began the first of three years as head coach of Ishpeming High School in Michigan. In 1958, he accepted an assistant coaching position at ASU in Tempe, spending four years there under former Spartan teammate Frank Kush before moving on for another four-year stint at the University of Houston under Bill Yeoman from 1962 to 1965. In 1966, he accepted an assistant coaching position at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Following the death of 37 year-old Sooner head coach Jim Mackenzie in April 1967, Fairbanks was promoted to head coach. He had nearly left for another assistant position at Missouri under Dan Devine, but decided to stay in Norman when Mackenzie moved him to offensive coordinator after the 1966 season. Over the next six years, Fairbanks led Oklahoma to three Big Eight Conference titles. Three months after his mid-contract departure to the New England Patriots of the NFL, Oklahoma was forced to forfeit nine games from the 1972 season after evidence of recruiting violations involving altered transcripts of student-athletes surfaced. Fairbanks denied any knowledge of this. The scandal under his watch made Sooners ineligible for bowl games or the national championship for two years after he left. After the probation ended, however, the Sooners, under his successor Barry Switzer, won consecutive national titles in 1974-75. In 1973, Fairbanks was named head coach of the New England Patriots of the NFL. The 1974 season was marred by a league-wide players' strike during training camp and preseason, which actually helped the Patriots as Fairbanks and defensive coordinator Hank Bullough were installing a new system (today known as the Fairbanks-Bullough 3–4, or the 3–4 two-gap system). He then had a falling-out with quarterback Jim Plunkett, who was traded for important draft picks to San Francisco, and suffered when hardball negotiating tactics by Patriot ownership led to a team-wide player strike that cancelled a preseason game with the New York Jets. The team never recovered and fell to 3–11 in 1975, but Fairbanks planted an important seed for the future by drafting quarterback Steve Grogan, who saw his first serious game action later that year. (Source: ASU Foundation, Obituary Registry)
David Burge
David Burge 1 Apr 2013 David Burge, 83, passed away April 1, 2013. He was an American pianist, conductor and composer. As a performer, he was noted for championing contemporary pieces. Burge studied at the Eastman School of Music and the Cherubini Conservatory, Florence as a Fulbright scholar. While on the faculty at the University of Colorado in Boulder during the 1960s and 1970s, he founded and directed the Colorado Festival of Contemporary Music, and was also Musical Director and Conductor of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. During that period, George Crumb collaborated with Burge while writing Makrokosmos, a series of four volumes of pieces for piano. The Nonesuch recording of Makrokosmos, Vol. I was nominated for a Grammy. After leaving the University of Colorado, he chaired the Piano Department at the Eastman School of Music for many years. Over his career, he gave more than 1,000 concerts in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, composed more than 100 works, authored the book Twentieth-Century Piano Music (Shirmer Books, 1990), wrote prize-winning columns for Keyboard Magazine, Clavier and The Piano Quarterly, and published the novel Vanishing (1999. )In early 2002, Burge and Crumb were appointed to a joint residency at ASU. He accepted visiting professorships not only at many universities and conservatories in the United States but also in Denmark, Turkey, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Sweden, and Korea. In 1993, Burge moved to San Diego with his wife, Liliane Choney, and served as composer-in-residence for the San Diego Ballet. His ballet scores became increasingly well known outside the San Diego area, with over thirty performances in the United States and abroad.
Carol Husted Mott Carol Husted Mott 27 Mar 2013 Carol Husted Mott, 73, died March 27, 2013. Carol earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in library science from Syracuse University. She went on to work as a reference librarian at Delta College in Bay City, ASU in Tempe, and at many other libraries in the northern San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to her husband, Jordan, survivors include two children, three stepchildren, a brother, two grandchildren and six step grandchildren. No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be sent to the family at Stephens Family In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lovejoy Hospice, 939 S.E. Eighth St., Grants Pass, OR 97526. (Source: ASU Foundation, Obituary Registry)
Eddie Basha, Jr. Eddie Basha, Jr. 26 Mar 2013 Eddie Basha, Jr., 75, passed away March 26, 2013. Basha is survived by his wife, Nadine, and six sons. Basha’s grandfather and father opened the first of what would become the family owned supermarket chain of the same name – Bashas’ – in 1932.  He took over the business in 1968, at age 31, after the death of his father; similarly, Edward Basha III was elevated to president and CEO just this month, and also replaced his father as chairman of the board at the Chandler-based company. Eddie Basha, Jr., was slated to serve as chairman emeritus.  The Basha family has overseen the company’s growth from its first Chandler location more than 80 years ago to what it is today: a 130-plus location company that has weathered multiple economic downshifts and a 2009 bankruptcy reorganization to still stand as one of Arizona’s top truly-local businesses. All but two of the Bashas’ locations are in Arizona, and the company also operates Food City and AJ’s Fine Foods locations throughout the state. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton posted on Twitter...(As a) “champion for education, (the) best thing we can do to honor him is support our schools.” Basha served on the Arizona Board of Education and the Arizona Board of Regents, the governing body for the state’s public universities. The family name is also emblazoned on the side of two schools in the city: Basha Elementary School and Basha High School.  He also unsuccessfully ran for governor in 1994, losing to incumbent Fife Symington. According to The Associated Press, friends said Basha and his company gave and raised millions of dollars for worthwhile causes around the state for years. He also was known to hand $100 bills out to panhandlers and singlehandedly bailed out countless community-service groups. (Source: ASU Foundation Gift Administration and Data Management)
Fr. John Charles Flannery John Charles Flannery 24 Mar 2013 Fr. John Charles Flannery, O.P., 81, passed away March 24, 2013. He was ordained on June 10, 1960 at St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco. He received his MD degree from Marquette University in 1966, and served as priest and medical missionary in Ocosingo, Mexico. Later he received his degree in psychiatry from the University of Michigan. Fr. Flannery served as part-time chaplain at San Quentin Prison, Visiting Professor of Psychiatry and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union, and Medical Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services for Maricopa County Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He ministered at the Newman Center at ASU and in parish ministry at St. Dominic Church in San Francisco. In 1985, he was elected Prior Provincial and served two terms. Afterward he served the Native American population at Whiteriver, Arizona. He retired from active ministry in 2011 and was living at St. Albert Priory until his death. Vigil services: Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 pm at St. Albert Priory, Oakland, CA. Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, April 3, 10:00 am at St. Albert Priory. Burial in St. Dominic Cemetery, Benicia, CA following Mass. (Source: ASU Foundation)
  Mary C. Schiltz 20 Mar 2013 Mary C. Schiltz, 73, passed away March 20, 2013. Services were held on Saturday, March 23 at St. Columbkille’s Catholic Church. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Mary attended Clarke College in Dubuque, IA .She worked in secretarial positions for John Deere, Interstate Power, Palmer Chiropractic College and ASU, from where she retired. She is survived by three children, six grandchildren, three great grandchildren; a brother, and other kinfolk. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two siblings. A memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be submitted
Seymour Rosen
Seymour Rosen 16 Mar 2013 Seymour Rosen, 87, passed away March 16, 2013. His 11-year (1967-1978) tenure as managing director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) was a major part of a long career as a highly respected orchestra executive that took him to the helm of Carnegie Hall in New York City. His time at PSO included overseeing the move from the Syria Mosque to Heinz Hall and hiring Andre Previn as its music director. Mr. Rosen attended Queens College for a year before being drafted into the 99th Infantry during WWII. He was wounded and captured in the Battle of  the Bulge in December 1944 and then sent to a German POW camp until he was freed in April 1945. He was awarded a Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Upon his return to the U.S. and marriage to Bernice Malkind, a dancer with the Martha Graham troupe, he enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music, studying bass from 1946 to 1949. After a stint with the Aeolian American Piano Corp. manufacturer in Long Island, he took an American Symphony Orchestra League manager's training course and in 1961 became manager of the Orchestral Society of Westchester, N.Y. In 1962 he took over the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, led the Buffalo Philharmonic from 1963-66 and became American Symphony Orchestra League executive director in 1966. In 1978, at age 52, he took over the top management position in the Philadelphia Orchestra, and in 1982 he was hired by Carnegie Hall as managing and artistic director. In 1986, he left for a position at ASU where he served as Dean of Herberger College of Fine Arts until 1991. While at ASU he founded the Institute for Studies in the Arts. In addition to his wife and son, Mr. Rosen is survived by a daughter and a sister. Services will be private. (Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
John Bell John Ernest Bell 14 Mar 2013 Dr. John Ernest Bell PhD, 87, passed away on March 14, 2013. John is survived by his wife Barbara, two daughters, two sons and eight grandchildren. He was a graduate of the University of Nebraska. He obtained his doctorate degree from the University of Wyoming while working as a school superintendent. From Wyoming to Colorado, John accepted educational positions as his family grew until he settled for good in Arizona. John Bell was professor to hundreds of aspiring educators at ASU, aided the Arizona Department of Education, was a leader in North Central Accreditation, a founder of Emeritus College, and Department Chair of Secondary Education for many years. He was a past member of the ASURA Board and served as the Retirement System Liaison. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 23, at 2:00 PM at University Presbyterian Church, 139 S. Alameda Drive in Tempe.  (Source: Arizona Republic)
  Erdwin Henry Pfuhl, Jr. 14 Mar 2013 Erdwin Henry”Bud” Pfuhl Jr., 85, passed away March 14, 2013. In 1946, Bud enlisted and served two years in the U.S. Navy. In 1948, while working for the Southern Pacific Railroad in San Francisco, his interest in sociology was sparked. He attended two years at San Mateo Junior College and then went on to Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., where he continued his study of sociology, graduating in 1952. After Whitman, Bud and his wife moved to Idaho where he enrolled in the masters program at the University of Idaho in Moscow and achieved a masters of sociology in 1954. He was awarded his Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University in 1961. While completing his requirements for the Ph.D., Bud relocated back to Walla Walla where he worked as an assistant professor at Whitman. Over the years, his teaching career also took him to the University of Vermont in Burlington, and ASU in Tempe, Ariz. Bud leaves his wife, Joan, of 59 years, a son, two daughters, a brother and six grandchildren. A celebration of life is planned this summer at the family's home on Swan Lake, Montana. Memorials may be made to the Glacier Symphony and Chorale, 720 S. Main St., Kalispell, MT 59901, an organization Bud strongly supported and enjoyed during his life. Friends are encouraged to visit to leave notes of condolence for the family. 
Albert H. Krueger Albert H. Krueger 13 Mar 2013 Albert H. Krueger, Ph.D., 93, died March 13, 2013. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, MN. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN. Albert served four years in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1942; a Master's Degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI in 1952; and a Ph.D. Degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1956. He taught at the Milwaukee School of Engineering from 1946 to 1953; was the Professor of English-Guidance Director in Dixon, IL from 1954 to 1956; Professor of Psychology at St. Cloud State University from 1956 to 1985. He also served as a Visiting Professor in Guidance and Counseling at ASU from 1963 to 1964; at the University of Wisconsin the summer of 1970; International Studies Director of the SCSU British Studies Program in London, England from 1980 to 1981; and visiting Professor of Guidance and Counseling in San Diego, CA the summer of 1965 and 1966. Survivors include his wife, Arlene Krueger of Becker, MN, a son, two daughters, eight grandchildren and other kinfolk. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or Alzheimer's Research (2612 Galway Center Dr., Box 1950, Clarksburg, MD 20871-1950). (Source: Arizona State University Tributes: Notable Deaths & Obituaries)
Eugene Marvin Felker Eugene Marvin Felker 12 Mar 2013 Eugene Marvin Felker, 84, passed away on March 12, 2013. Gene was a standout athlete in high school and at the University of Wisconsin, where he was a member of the famed "Hard Rocks" defensive unit of the 1951 UW Badger football team. After graduating, Gene was picked up by the Dallas Texans in the 1952 draft, where he played one season as a tight end. Gene then signed with the Green Bay Packers but was drafted in the Army before the season. Gene was a scout for the Baltimore Colts and Seattle Seahawks, founder and president of National Coaching Clinics, served as Vice President of Marketing for the NFL Alumni Association, and as Executive Director of the Sun Angel Foundation for 10 years. He served on coaching staffs at Drake University four years, ASU six years, Oregon State University two years and the University of Wisconsin for two years. Gene was successfully treated for prostate cancer in 1997, an experience which led him to the realization that there was very little being done to educate men about the importance of early detection of the disease. That led to his founding of All Sports Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the awareness, education, and regular testing for prostate cancer. The foundation, now called Prostate On-Site Project POP, depends on The Jerry Colangelo Sports Legends Golf Classic, an annual golf tournament, and The Tim Barber Walk for POP whose proceeds support two mobile clinics that travel throughout Arizona to provide on-site prostate screenings to men who otherwise may not have had the opportunity. The POP mobile screening program is one of only two such programs in the United States, and the only one in Arizona. Gene is survived by Georgene, his wife of 58 years, a daughter, two grandsons, three great-grandsons, a sister and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Tempe, on Friday, March 22nd at 2:00pm. A Celebration of Life gathering will follow at The Lakes Club House, 501 S. Lakeshore Drive, Tempe, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: All Sports Foundation Inc. dba Prostate On-Site Project - - or 525 W. Southern Ave. Suite 102 - Mesa, AZ 85210 - In memory of Gene Felker. The 12th Annual Jerry Colangelo Sports Legends Golf Classic April 21st & April 22nd, 2013 will be in memory of Gene Felker.
Mary Louise Owens Mary Louise Owens 10 Mar 2013 Mary Louise Owens, passed away March 10, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry V. Owens Sr. and a son. She is survived by a sister, a brother, son and three grandchildren. Mary's parents were early settlers to Tempe. Mary's grandfather Dr. Greg was the first doctor in Tempe. Mary was a native of Tempe, Arizona. She attended Arizona Normal School (the predecessor of ASU) where she was a tennis instructor; she received a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education. There will be a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. Friday March 15th at Carr-Tenney Mortuary 2621 S. Rural Rd. Tempe. Please to provide condolences and memories to share with the family. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Patrick A. Porter Patrick A. Porter 8 Mar 2013 Patrick A. Porter, 82, passed away on March 8, 2013. Pat retired as the Chief Engineer from KAET in 1989. He is survived by a son, two grandchildren and other family. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Pat's favorite charity; the Salvation Army. Services will be held March 16th at 10 am at Messinger Mortuary in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  Ethel Portz 8 Mar 2013 Ethel Portz, 89, passed away on March 8, 2013. After high school she took classes at the Chicago Art Institute and worked at a photography studio. She tested B-29 engines at a converted Dodge-Chrysler plant. In Arizona, Ethel taught craft classes and worked at an art supply store. She was an NMRA (National Model Railroad Association) "Railette". Her sister, her daughter Donna (ASURA member and Retirees Day Committee member), two sons, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a niece and a nephew survive her. Husband Paul A. Portz and two sisters predeceased her. Interment is at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Donations in her memory may be made to your favorite charity.
Norbert J. "Bert" Konzal Norbert J. "Bert" Konzal 2 Mar 2013 Norbert J. "Bert" Konzal, 90, passed away March 2, 2013. Bert joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served until 1946 at Luke Field. He spent 36 years as a teacher (Biology & Chemistry), Director of Science Education and Director of Curriculum for the Phoenix Union High School District. Bert was also an adjunct professor at ASU, Tempe for many years. Bert is survived by one sister, one brother and many nieces and nephews. He was an avid gardener and horticulture photographer. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Helen's Catholic Church, 5510 W Cholla, Glendale, AZ, on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. (Source: Arizona Republic)
  Sallee Storz 2 Mar 2013 Sallee Storz , 77, passed away on March 2, 2013. Sallee attended Cal Berkeley then completed her undergraduate studies and earned a Master's Degree in Renaissance Literature at ASU where she later taught English literature. Sallee is survived by three sons, a daughter, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her husband, Fori, predeceased her. Friends are invited to join the family to say goodbye and "Cheers" to the inimitabe Sallee Storz on Saturday March 16, 2013, 11:00am at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo, CA. (Source: Arizona State University Tributes: Notable Deaths & Obituaries)
Nicholas Findler Nicholas V. Findler Mar 2013 Nicholas V. Findler, 82, passed away in March, 2013. He completed his Masters (1953) and PhD (1956) in Mathematical Physics from Technical University of Budapest. Findler joined ASU’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering as a research professor in 1982. Since 1996, he had been Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and Engineering, and Mathematics, as well as Director Emeritus of the Artificial Intelligence Lab. Findler was one of the founders of AI and the founder of GCSS (Group for Computational Studies of Strategies). He authored or co-authored more than 220 refereed articles and wrote, edited and contributed to 45 books.   He received an award and Golden Diploma for Life-long Achievements from the Technical University of Budapest in 2003. He also visited 119 countries for lecturing and conferences. Findler is survived by his wife, Cathy, and two daughters. (Sources: ASU Directory and Middle East Technical University web sites)
Winslow Caughey Winslow Caughey 25 Feb 2013 Winslow Caughey, 86, passed away on February 25, 2013. Winslow finished high school at age 15 during World War II. He went to the University of New Hampshire, where his studies were interrupted, based on precocious talent for physics, by recruitment to the Navy Electronics Program, where, starting at age 17, he worked on radar at a secret facility on Chicago's Navy Pier. After honorable discharge, he completed studies at UNH and went on to earn his Ph.D. in chemistry at Johns Hopkins University. In 1956 Winslow and his wife, Helen, co-founded the Monadnock Research Institute in Antrim, where he synthesized porphyrins as potential anti-cancer agents. In 1960, he was lured back to Johns Hopkins as an assistant professor. In 1967, he moved to the University of South Florida as a professor. In 1969 Winslow moved to ASU and became a visiting staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 1973, he became Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at Colorado State University, where he taught until 1995. His wife died in 2011. He is survived by four children and 11 grandchildren. For those wishing to donate in Winslow's memory, the family suggests The Nature Conservancy or Antrim's James A Tuttle Library. 
Joann McCaw Miller Joann McCaw Miller 23 Feb 2013 Joann McCaw Miller, 77, passed away on February 23, 2013. She was an Arizona native and grew up in Tempe on Roosevelt Street. Her father, Paul, was a Tempe Justice of the Peace and her mother taught elementary school for the district. Joann received her degree in Elementary Education from ASU in 1965 and her Masters in Education in 1970. After marriage, she worked at ASU before starting her teaching career at Broadmor Elementary School for 30 years. She was involved in preserving the history of Tempe families through Tempe Historical Society and Tempe Old Settler's Group. Joann is survived by two children, six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Bennett, a son and three siblings. Memorial donations may be made on her behalf to Hospice of the Valley , 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 ( There will be a visitation on Friday, March 1st, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Green Acres Chapel of Light. Celebration of Life will take place at 2:30pm on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at Green Acres Chapel of Light, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257.  (Source: Arizona Republic)
William Henry Rodgers William Henry Rodgers 23 Feb 2013 William Henry Rodgers, 96, passed away on February 23, 2013. He attended Southeast Missouri University and the University of Wisconsin earning a Master of Arts. Bill was an Instructor at the University of Minnesota from 1946-1950; Director, Bi-National Centers in Guatemala, Nicaragua from 1950-1953; Foreign Service Officer, USIA from 1954-1976 where he held the offices of Cultural Affairs Officer, Information Officer and Public Affairs Officer. After retirement from the Foreign Services, Bill and his wife moved to Sun City, AZ in 1977. Since then he taught Spanish for five years at Rio Salado Community College and for about sixteen years at the College of Extended Education of ASU (formally Sun City Center for Lifelong Learning at ASU). He was a volunteer instructor in Spanish conversation for Circulo Espa±ol and was President of that organization for two years.He also tutored at the Dysart Community Center and recorded Spanish textbooks for the Recording for the Blind organization. Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary K. Rodgers, a nephew and a cousin. A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 9827 Palmeras Dr., Sun City, AZ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Vincent de Paul, Hospice Family Care or a charity of your choice. (Source: ASU Foundation, Obituary Registry)
Patricia A. Etter Patricia A. Etter 21 Feb 2013 Patricia A Etter, 80, passed away on February 21, 2013. She received an AA from Santa Monica College, California in 1977, a BA from California State University, Long Beach in 1979, an MLS from the University of Arizona in 1986 and a Certificate in Archives Management from the University of Missouri, Kansas city in 1987. Pat’s ASU career began in 1988 in what is now the Department of Archives & Special Collections. When she retired in 2006 she was Professor Emeriti, Labriola National American Indian Data Center. Pat wrote three books on Trails across the Southwest. She is survived by a daughter, a brother and two grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to Desert Botanical Garden ; note in honor of Patricia A. Etter or donations may be made to Canada's National Ballet School. Gifts to NBS in memory of Patricia A Etter may be made by contacting Sandra Yoshikuni by email at or by phone at 416.964.3780 x 2125.  U.S. residents who wish to receive a tax receipt for IRS purposes may make their gift in US dollars to the Friends of Canada’s National Ballet School. (Source: Janet Bull, Daughter)
Mary Bernadine Bleeker Brass Mary Bernadine Bleeker Brass 20 Feb 2013 Mary Bernadine Bleeker Brass, 86, passed away February 20, 2013. After the death of her husband, Lyman, she moved from Iowa to the warmer climate in Scottsdale. She was employed in the Administration Department at ASU. Mary is survived by a twin brother, four children, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Arizona services will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 7655 East Main St, Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 at 10am. Iowa burial at St. Mark's Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society . (  (Source: Arizona Republic)
"Mickey" Edward Espinoza Gracia "Mickey" Edward Espinoza Gracia 20 Feb 2013 "Mickey" Edward Espinoza Gracia, 89, passed away on February 20, 2013. Mickey grew up in the Mexican area of Gilbert, known as Sonora Town. He was orphaned at a young age. He lost his father at 5 years of age and his mother when he was 15. A WWII veteran he served in the Army Air Corps. He worked at Williams Air Force Base as a Base Supply Inspector for 32 years. After retirement he started his second career as a ticket taker and supervisor for nearly every sports event and concert held at ASU during the 70's, 80's, 90's and 00's. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Helen, two daughters, four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and other relatives. He is preceded in death by a son. A Memorial service will be held March 2, 2013, 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 2066 E Don Carlos, Tempe, AZ. 85281. Please visit to leave Mickey's family online condolence messages. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Gilbert "Gil" Jimenez Gilbert "Gil" Jimenez 19 Feb 2013 Gilbert "Gil" Jimenez, 72, passed away on February 19, 2013. Gil served as a member of the Board of Directors of the AZ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Thunderbird School of Global Management, ASU Alumni Association, CPLC, and Boy Scouts of America. Gil also received various civic and business awards including the AZHCC Man of the Year and the St. Jude  Children’s Research Hospital recognition award. Gil is survived by his wife, Geri (Canalez); a daughter, a son, two grandchildren, mother and four siblings. A memorial mass will be held on March 16, at 11a.m. at Blessed Sacrament, 11300 N. 64 St., Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gilbert Jimenez's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (
Charles L. Eveland Charles L. Eveland 17 Feb 2013 Charles L. Eveland, 86, passed away on February 17, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Jean, one daughter, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two brothers. A son predeceased him. Charles was a graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland, a Master's degree from Baylor University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He completed a distinguished 30-year career as Colonel in the Medical Service of the U.S. Army, including tours of duty in Germany at the end of WWII and played a key role in the evacuation of troops from the Chosin Reservoir in Korea during the heat of that conflict. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star among other decorations. After leaving the Army he became Director of the Baylor Graduate Program in Health Administration. Later became the founding Director and Professor of a similar program at ASU and at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico. He was inducted into ASU’s Faculty Hall of Fame as Professor Emeritus. He also served as Executive Director of Alaska's Medicaid Rate Commission, as consultant to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and as a member of a blue ribbon committee for the White House National Productivity Commission, studying health costs. There will be a private service aboard ship out of Dana Point Harbor on March 27th. Condolences may be expressed directly to: The Eveland Family, c/o The Fountains at Sea Bluffs, 25411 Sea Bluffs Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629.
Melvin Richard Spradlin Melvin Richard Spradlin 17 Feb 2013 Melvin (Mel) Richard Spradlin, 58, passed away February 17, 2013. Mel came to Arizona as a student at DeVry University and upon graduation, made Arizona his home. He was part of the computer-engineering department at ASU. After he discovered ATA Taekwondo, his love of and dedication to taekwondo led him to an early retirement from ASU and a move to Lake Havasu City to open his own ATA school - Spradlin's Taekwondo. Mel leaves behind a step-son, a son, a sister, brother, nine nieces and nephews, as well as other relatives. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister. A Memorial/Celebration of Life was held at The Office Sunday, March 24 at 1 p.m. There will be a Taekwondo Memorial Hike in May to honor Mr. Spradlin's taekwondo years. Donations may be made in Melvin's honor to Hospice of Havasu, P.O. Box 597 Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405. Thoughts and condolences may be sent to Melvin's family at"
  Bertram Zaslow 14 Feb 2013 Dr. Bertram Zaslow, 88, Professor Emeritus of Arizona State University and a U.S. Army WWII veteran, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2013. He is survived by a daughter, three grandchildren and a sister. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Rose, in 2007. American Association for the Advancement of Science.
(Source: Arizona Republic)
Tyler Robert Clifford Tyler Robert Clifford 13 Feb 2013 Tyler Robert Clifford, 72, passed away on February 13, 2013. He graduated from North High School in 1959 and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1960 where he served in the Fighter Squadron 114 aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. He attended ASU where he earned a place on the High Honors List in the College of Business Administration. He spent his career working at Channel 8 (KAET) at ASU. He is survived by four sisters, a brother and many nephews and nieces. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  (Source: Arizona Republic)
  Daniel Hugh Harries 13 Feb 2013 Daniel Hugh Harries, 74, passed away February 13, 2013. Dan received his BA degree in 1961 from San Luis Rey College, and MA from ASU. Dan worked as a teacher's assistant at ASU for two years. He worked as vice president for the family business Aggregate Products until his retirement in 1992. Dan was predeceased by his wife, Sharon, who passed away in 2000. He is survived by four children, his sister and four grandchildren. No memorial service is planned. At Dan's request his children will celebrate his life at a summer gathering at his favorite campsite in the White Mountains. (Source: Arizona Republic)
  Mary K. Redondo 7 Feb 2013 Mary K. Redondo, 69, passed away on February 7, 2013. Mary served as an Administrative Assistant for ASU Department of Psychology for over 30 years. She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother. Mary is survived by two sons, a daughter, three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mary will be inurned with her parents at Valley of the Sun Cemetery on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. To leave condolences, visit,  (Source: Arizona Republic)
Beth Beaudry Jessen Beath Beaudry Jessen 6 Feb 2013 Beth Beaudry Jessen, 93, passed away on February 6th, 2013. Following graduation from the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis, MN, she married A.H. Beaudry and became an "ArmyWife" when the USA entered WWII. She worked as a secretary for the FCC in Washington D.C. while her husband was stationed at Ft.Belvoir, Virginia prior to deporting overseas for duty in Europe. After the war they lived at numerous posts until Colonel Beaudry retired in 1963 at Ft Bliss. The family then moved to Tempe where her husband served as Construction and Operations Supt. for the City of Tempe until ill health forced his retirement. He died in 1978. With the move to Tempe, Beth returned to the work force first as Admin Assistant to the Tempe Public Works Director and then as Administrative Secretary to Coach Frank Kush and assistant coaches at ASU for several years. She was married in 1986 to Rev. Bill Gotthardt until his death in 1990. In 1991 she married Edward O'C Jessen and instantly became "Momma and Grandma" to a very large family. She was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her three children, nine stepchildren, 26 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life will be held at Arizona Community Church, 9325 South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ at 1pm on Tuesday, February 12th 2013. Internment will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Valley Center for the Deaf 5025 E.Washington St #114, Phoenix, AZ 85034 or Hospice of the Valley
  Eugene Preston Kozik 6 Feb 2013 Eugene Preston Kozik, 70, passed away on February 6, 2013. Gene is survived by his wife, Maureen Foley-Kozik and a brother. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister. Gene was a graduate of ASU. He worked at Valley National Bank for 13 years and spent 23 years as a manager of delinquent student loans at ASU. A funeral mass service will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 9:30 AM at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 3550 E Knox Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85044. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or at, (Account number 32766080 Gene Kozik).  (Source: Arizona Republic)
  Jean LaVerne (Hopkins) Krikorian 1 Feb 2013 Jean LaVerne (Hopkins) Krikorian, 76, passed away February 1, 2013. She moved to Arizona in 1971. Jean was employed by ASU as secretary to the Deans of the Psychology and Fine Arts departments as well as the School of Law before transferring to the Arizona State Social Services Department. She is survived by three children, a granddaughter, a brother, two sisters and several nephews, nieces and cousins.In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. (Source: ASU Foundation Obituary Registry)
Betty Norris Betty Norris 1 Feb 2013 Betty Norris, 73, passed away February 1, 2013. Her husband, Rusty, predeceased her in 1980. A sister also predeceased her. She is survived by two brothers as well as many nieces, nephews, step grandchildren and other relatives. Betty attended college at Stephens College in Columbia Missouri. She worked at ASU for 31 years as a program coordinator and records clerk. After her retirement in 2007 she volunteered as a desk clerk at ASU. A Memorial service will be held at Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery, 401 North Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Noon, reception to follow at Colonial Manor Club House. Donations in Betty's memory may be sent to: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, 406 W 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.  (Source: ASURA Office)
Clara Emma Reuter Clara Emma Reuter 27 Jan 2013 Clara Emma (Ranalletta) Reuter, 89, passed away January 27, 2013. Clara was a talented seamstress and began working by sewing wedding dresses, bridal attendant dresses, and veils. She moved to New York City and learned the art of pattern design. She married Vincent Reuter in 1957 and they moved to Tempe in 1961. Clara was a member of ASU's Faculty Wives and PEO. She enjoyed volunteering as a faculty wife helping students with registration at ASU. She also worked at ASU's Student Health Center from 1978 to 1985. Clara was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Vince, Emeritus Professor at ASU; and three brothers. She is survived by a son, a daughter, two grandchildren and a niece. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern Ave. in Tempe. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley ( Masses for the repose of the soul of Clara will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Tempe, on Ash Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 2 p.m. and Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Thelma Jean Shinn Richard Thelma Jean Shinn Richard 26 Jan 2013 Thelma Jean (Wardrop) Shinn Richard, 70, passed away on January 26, 2013.  Her parents and two older brothers preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband Jon, a brother and her five children. She was stepmother to eight stepchildren. She leaves 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Thelma will be remembered by many as a brilliant professor, actress, and author. She attended Connecticut State College and Purdue University earning a doctorate in American Literature. She taught at the College of Our Lady of the Elms and Westfield Sate College in Massachusetts before coming to ASU in 1975. Thelma was the founding director of the ASU Women's Studies Program and a professor of English until 2004. In 1987 she coordinated the ASU AIFS study program in London and she was also a Fulbright Lecturer in Spain and South Africa. Thelma was a nationally known lecturer and the author of three academic books as well as numerous articles for academic publications. A sometimes playwright, she frequently acted in Arizona and California community theater productions and  was a delegate of Theater Education in South Africa. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 9 at the ASU Memorial Union from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Frank Russell Frank E. Russell 26 Jan 2013 Frank E. Russell, 92, passed away on January 26, 2013. Russell graduated cum laude from the University of Evansville in 1942 before joining the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II with the rank of first lieutenant. After the war, he received a certificate in 1946 from the International Accountants Society in Chicago and, in 1948, became a Certified Public Accountant. He graduated with honors from the Indiana University School of Law in 1951. Russell was executive vice president of Spickelmier Industries, Inc., from 1953 to 1959, and a partner with the Geo. S. Olive & Co. (now BKD) accounting firm from 1947 to 1953. Russell began his newspaper career in 1959 working for Eugene and Nina Pulliam, founders of Central Newspapers, Inc. (CNI), as the business manager at the Indianapolis newspapers, a position he held until 1977 when he was named vice president and general manager of CNI. In 1979 he was named president. Russell served as president through 1995 and chairman of the board from 1996 through 1998. CNI was the parent company for Indianapolis Newspapers Inc. and Phoenix Newspapers Inc. that included a number of Indiana and Louisiana newspapers as well as The Arizona Republic and The Phoenix Gazette. Gannett Newspapers, Inc. purchased CNI in 2000. He helped build CNI into one of the nation's most successful newspaper companies and launched the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust as one of the largest philanthropic foundations in Arizona and Indiana. Upon Nina Mason Pulliam's death in 1997, Russell was named chairman and founding Trustee of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. Under his leadership, the Trust granted more than $192 million to 847 nonprofit organizations in Arizona and Indiana helping people in need, protecting animals and nature and enriching community life in Indianapolis and Phoenix. In Arizona, 415 nonprofit organizations received more than $95 million in grants. The Trust also created a nationally acclaimed scholarship program, the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars, for nontraditional scholarship recipients that brought the dream of a college education to 434 individuals in Arizona and Indiana. He also served in leadership positions with numerous organizations in Indiana and Arizona. Frank Russell was recognized by the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication for his years of leadership in Phoenix when it created the Frank E. Russell Chair in Business and Journalism. Russell is survived by the mother of his five children, 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, a brother, his wife Nancy and her four children, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The visitation for Frank is Thursday, Jan. 31 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center at 1375 E. Broadway Road in Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 or ""The Russell Day Camp"" for underserved youth at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center at 1375 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040.  (Source: Arizona Republic)
Betty M. Mason Betty M. Mason 20 Jan 2013 Betty M. Mason, 89, passed away January 20, 2013. She met and married Jerry Mason in 1944 in Des Moines Iowa. They moved to Arispe, Iowa where Betty worked as the town telephone switchboard operator. They, with their two sons, Tommy and Waverlee, moved to Mesa in 1960. Jerry worked for many years in ASU’s Facility Management Air Conditioning Shop, and son Tommy currently works in Facility Management at ASU. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Jerry. She is survived by two sons, five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday January 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM in the Heimarck Memorial Chapel at Mesa Good Shepherd, 5848 East University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85205. Private interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Mesa, Arizona. Betty loved flowers or you may wish to support American Diabetes Association .  (Source: Arizona Republic and David Scheatzle)
Robert Paul Rowland
Robert Paul Rowland 18 Jan 2013 Robert Paul Rowland (Bob), 86, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2013. Bob and his family moved to Arizona in 1966. He was a World War II Army Veteran serving in the Philippines. Bob attended an automotive trade school after he was discharged from the service then later went  into retail sales which he worked at for 35 years. His wife, MaryAnn, began working at ASU in 1968. She worked in the Registrar’s Office and then in HR until she retired in 1994. Bob is preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings. He is survived by his wife MaryAnn, a son, daughter, four grandchildren, three great grand children, two step-grandsons, four step great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Services for Bob are pending. His ashes will be buried in the Zion Methodist Church Cemetary in Pershing, IA at a later date, right across the road from where he was born. Any donations can be made in his name to Hospice of the Valley , 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. (Source: MaryAnn Rowland)
Lawrence C. Yehle Lawrence C. Yehle 18 Jan 2013 Lawrence C. Yehle, 74, passed away on January 18, 2013. Larry attended Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. He and his wife moved to Arizona in the early 1960’s. His career included top positions in human resources with the ASU Placement Office, Scottsdale Public Schools, Baptist Hospitals & Health Systems, and most recently, he served as Executive Director of the Electric League of Arizona. Larry also had a lengthy career as an arbitrator/mediator for the American Arbitration Association and the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service. Larry is survived by his wife, Theresa, three children, a sister and seven grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, January 26, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 7655 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ: 9:15 a.m. greeting time in the foyer of the church, 10:00 a.m. Memorial Mass, followed by lunch and fellowship in the church hall for all attendees after the services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry's honor to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Scholarship Fund (3801 N. Miller Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251) or the Notre Dame Preparatory Scholarship Fund (9701 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260).  (Source: Arizona Republic)
Todd H. Langley Todd H. Langley 15 Jan 2013 Todd H. Langley, 78, died January 15, 2013. Todd is survived by his wife of 56 years, Fran, three children, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Todd received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and he also graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. He served in the U.S. Army. Todd worked for The Arizona Bank (now Bank of America Arizona) for thirty years. He retired as Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer in 1990. Todd was an active volunteer in many organizations including the Red Cross--locally, regionally and nationally. He received the Harriman Award, the highest Red Cross volunteer recognition in 1997. Recently Todd was recognized for over 30 years on the board of Junior Achievement of Arizona where he also served as a classroom volunteer. For many years Todd recorded textbooks for Learning Ally. During the past several years he served in leadership positions for the American Humanics and the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation in the College of Public Programs at ASU. A Memorial service will be held at St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church, 6715 N. Mockingbird Lane, Scottsdale at 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 21st. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be sent to the St. Barnabas Foundation, the Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross, Junior Achievement of Arizona or Learning Ally. (Source: Arizona Republic)
  Thomas John Towle 14 Jan 2013 Thomas John Towle passed away on January 14, 2013. He was a staff member in the Academic Affairs office at ASU West. (Source: ASURA Office)
  Gerard Kosisky 8 Jan 2013 Gerard Kosisky, 53, passed away January 8, 2013.  Jerry was a graduate of ASU. He returned to ASU and taught Logic there and also at Glendale Community College for 20 years. He later was a computer analyst for 4Sight Technologies. A celebration of Jerry Kosisky's life will be held Friday, January 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm at Angels Cremation and Burial, 422 W. McLellan Road, Mesa, Arizona. A College Fund has been established for Jerry’s son, Zackary Kosisky (in memo line: Gerard Kosisky memorial fund). In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Desert Schools Federal Credit Union 4619 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032. (Source: Arizona Republic)
Donald Ray "Don" Koonce Donald Ray "Don" Koonce 7 Jan 2013 Donald Ray (Don) Koonce, 87, passed away on January 7, 2013. Don served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1948, became a Corporal and earned several awards including Bronze Stars.  Don then re-enlisted in the Army and served as a Corporal from 1948 to 1952. He worked as a commercial photographer in Fort Wayne, Indiana until 1978 and then in the photography department at ASU and Mesa Community College. Don is survived by one sister, three children, four stepchildren, twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grand-children. Private graveside services are to be held at Mountain View Funeral Home, 7900 E Main St, Mesa AZ at 1:00 pm on January 18, 2013.  (Source: Arizona Republic)
  Suzanne Musette Weber 7 Jan 2013 Suzanne Musette Weber, 46, passed away on January 7, 2013. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University, New York with a Bachelor of Arts in English and later from ASU Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She did graduate work in neuroscience at the University of Connecticut, prior to contracting cancer in 2007. Until recently she was employed by ASU as a neuroscience researcher and Lab Manager in the School of Life Sciences. She is survived by her parents, a brother, an aunt, cousins, and many friends. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 2, at King's Grant Presbyterian Church, 745 Little Neck Rd., Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the SPCA. (Source: Arizona State University Tributes: Notable Deaths & Obituaries)
Joyce Ridge Joyce Ridge 5 Jan 2013 Joyce Ridge died Jan. 5, 2013. Joyce moved to Phoenix in 1964 where she became known as a tireless advocate for children and adults with disabilities. She served as executive director at Upward Foundation, was program and community relations director for Bethany Ranch Home then became executive director of Lura Turner Homes for Developmentally Disabled Adults, retiring in 2003. In 1999, she created a famed High Tea, which to date has raised over $400,000 for Lura Turner Homes. Joyce's education reflected her passion for learning and service. In 1956, she earned the British Home Office Certificate in Residential Childcare. By 1974, she received an MA in Special Education at ASU, where she taught the televised class, "Early Childhood Development," 1979-81. She was affiliated with several social service agencies and causes benefiting from her 45 years of dedicated volunteerism. She received awards including an award from the Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues honoring her with the Don Aldrich Advocacy Award. Under Joyce's inspired leadership, the first Civitan club in the world run by developmentally disabled adults, named the Phoenix Bird Civitan Club, was founded in 1979. In 2009 the Phoenix assisted living facility created by Joyce in 1989 was renamed in her honor to the Joyce Ridge Civitan House. Joyce accomplished all of the above and much more while living with the crippling effects of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Joyce was predeceased by her parents and a brother. She is survived by two brothers, three children and other relatives. A memorial service will be held for Joyce, 11 a.m., Sat. Jan. 12 at Madison Baptist Church, 6202 N. 12th Street, Phoenix. Visitation is 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10 at Sunwest Funeral Home, 12525 NW Grand Avenue, Surprise. The family asks the memorial gifts be sent in Joyce's memory to Lura Turner Homes, Att: Max McQueen, 1432 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, 85009. Condolences can be sent to the family at
Don L. Turley Don L. Turley 5 Jan 2013

Don L. Turley, 81, passed away on January 5, 2013. Following his military service in the Army he received a BS in Agronomy from ASU. This led to employment for the U of A Experimental farm in Mesa and later the ASU Cotton Center, researching pesticides. His wife, Martha, preceded him in death in 1988. He is survived by nine children and 28 grandchildren. To support his large family Don left agricultural research and worked in the construction industry for more than twenty years before finding his last career driving a bus for Mesa Public Schools. Visitation is Friday, January 11 from 6-8 PM at Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N Centennial Way. Services will be held Saturday January 12 at the Old 2nd Ward LDS Chapel, 15 W 1st Ave in Mesa. Visitation from 10-10:45 with services starting at 11. Interment will be at the Mesa City  Cemetery.  (Source: Arizona Republic)

I. Harrison Levy I. Harrison Levy 1 Jan 2013 I. Harrison Levy, 89, passed away on January 1, 2013. Harrison was married to Zoe Levy for 54 years before her passing in 2009. Harrison is survived by three sons, seven grandchildren and a brother. Harrison graduated from Lehigh University with high honors in 1943 and shortly thereafter enlisted in the United States Navy. In World War II he was commissioned as a Lieutenant Junior Grade and served as the Supply Officer of the USS Douglas H. Fox, a destroyer which was severely damaged by the Japanese kamikaze attack off the coast of Okinawa. During the war his parents purchased the Dyckman Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota so Harrison went there after the war, married and worked at the Dyckman for about ten years. While in Minneapolis, Harrison was the President of Friends of the Hebrew University before he moved to Troy, New York where he purchased and operated the Hendrick Hudson Hotel. Then, in 1960 he purchased the Coronado Motel in Nogales, Arizona and settled in Phoenix. Harrison then went to ASU's College of Law. He then founded a law firm, Levy, Sherwood, Klein, and Dudley, and practiced law with that firm until 1993 when he opened a separate office as a sole practitioner. Harrison served the Phoenix community as President of the Jewish Community Center for several years, President of the Law Society of ASU’s College of Law, and board member for the Jewish Federation. He was also a founding member of the Friends of Mexican Art and served on the board of directors of the Phoenix Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Beth Israel Memorial Cemetery, 305 S. 35th Ave. Phoenix, Arizona 85009. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations in Harrison's name to American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, P.O. Box 17148, Phoenix, AZ 85011, (602) 650-1854, (Source: Arizona Republic)
Thomas Wallace Manson Thomas Wallace Manson Jan 2013 Thomas "Bull" Wallace Manson, 81, has passed away. He is survived by his wife Marilyn Hughes Manson, three children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Thomas "Bull" attended the University of Arizona, studying animal husbandry and ROTC. After graduating, he married and went to Fort Knox, KY where he honorably served his Country as a First Lieutenant, Tank Instructor in the U.S. Third Armored Division. They then moved to Phoenix and Tom had a long and successful career as a real estate broker and developer. He served in the Phoenix Jaycees, the 100 Club, Police Pal Program, the Free Masons (32 degree in both York and Scott Rite) and the Phoenix Rotary 100. He also founded the American Humanics Chapter at ASU. However, "Bull" was most proud of his almost 50 year association with the Boy Scouts of America. He led the U.S.'s Southwest Troop to the 1976 World Jamboree in Sweden and received the Silver Beaver Award. Tom's final Boy Scout Board of Review will be on Friday, January 25th 2:00 pm. at Christ's Church of the Ascension at 4015 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ. In lieu of flowers or gifts please give to what Bull loved, Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council, BSA Memorials - Bull Manson, 2969 North Greenfield Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016 -7715. Phone: Larry Abbott, Executive Scout, CEO (602) 955-1192 to coordinate.  (Source: Arizona Republic)