August Frederic Handke (MA ’53), Dec. 3, 2008, Colorado Springs. Fred worked in life insurance, and retired as an associate professor in the department of business at Northwest Missouri State University. Survivors include his daughters, Margaretta ’69, and Jan; son­in­law, Leigh Pomeroy ’70; sister­in­law, Helen Walberg Gilbert ’42, and brother­in­law, Richard Walberg ’46. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Lillian Walberg Handke ’35, and their daughter, Christine ’73.


Jean Fontius Cartwright, Sept. 27, Denver. Jean and her husband owned New Mexican Publishing Co., and co­authored books on Santa Fe. She was an active alumna in the Denver metro area, as well as serving on reunion giving and development committees. While living in the Santa Fe area, the Museum of New Mexico honored her with their Director’s Award for her outstanding volunteer service. Jean is survived by her son, James, and nephew, Harry Fontius ’61. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, their daughter, Joan, and her brother, Harry Fontius ’36.


Jane Green Curtan, Jan. 13, Ponte Vedra, Fla. Jane is survived by her children, Thomas and Catherine. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and their son, Robert Jr.


Howard E. Armstrong, Sept. 4, Bradenton, Fla. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Betty Lou, and their daughters, Terrie, Gail, and Deena.

B. Floyd Bennett, Sept. 14, Centennial, Colo. Floyd retired from Mountain States Telephone. He is survived by his children, Carol, John, Doug, and Paul. His wife, Beth Kliss Bennett ’42, preceded him in death.

Ellis U. Butler, Jr., Aug. 18, Sacramento, Calif. Ellis was a retired chief of engineering with the Sacramento Signal Depot.


William J. Lewis, May 12, Arvada, Colo.


Lawrence E. Norris, Oct. 6, Florence, Colo. Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Lawrence drove tours through the Garden of the Gods and up Pikes Peak in his youth. He enjoyed working at The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo and volunteering for the Pikes Peak Library District. He retired from Montgomery Ward in 1981. Survivors include his daughters, JoAnne and Jinda. His wife, Dora, preceded him in death.


Winona Hinkley Cosner, Sept. 23, Greenwood, Ind. Winona taught at and managed the planetarium at the Children’s Museum of Charleston, W.V. for many years. She is survived by her sons, Raymond, Kenneth, and Andrew, and was preceded in death by her husband, Robert.

John D. Milburn, Aug. 12, San Francisco. John was a physician in private practice until his retirement in 1987.


Barbara Burge Lee, Dec. 31, Denver. Barbara enjoyed golf, wood refinishing, and was an avid tennis player into her late 70s. Survivors include her sons, Mark and Jeff.

Elizabeth Leone Perry, Nov. 9, Grand Junction, Colo. Betty was a retired secretary and office manager. During their marriage, Betty and her husband traveled in their motor home to 46 states and Canada, visiting family, friends, and doing genealogical research. Survivors include her daughters, Amy and Mary Ann, and her step­children, Marie, Melanie, and Judd. Her husband, Judd, preceded her in death.

Kedric F. Smith, Dec. 7, Salida, Colo. Kedric was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Survivors include his wife, Dorene, and their children, Gail, Kirk, Brian, and Laurie.


Laurence W. Greene, July 19, Laramie, Wyo. Laurence was a retired physician. Survivors include his wife, Nancy, and children, Charlotte, Mary, and Laurence.

Rhoda Pritchard Laubacher, Nov. 15, Palm Desert, Calif. Rhoda was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, John.


Dorothea “Dottie” Irion Edwards, Oct. 3, Phoenix, Ariz. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Thomas “Alun” ’43 and their children, Anne, Betsy, Tom, David, Dick, and Margaret.

Grace Jaynes Herndon, Nov. 2, Norwood, Colo. In addition to ranching with her family, Grace wrote short stories for Reader’s Digest, The Denver Post, and the local newspapers, The Daily Sentinel, and the Telluride Times. Survivors include her husband, Steve ’44, and their children, John and Kary.

James W. Williams, Oct. 28, Torrance, Calif. Jim worked in business management throughout his career. Survivors include his wife, Anabel, and daughters, Kathryn, Carole, Christine, and Alisa.


Jean Pollock Kinnick, June 29, Omaha, Neb. Jean worked as an interior designer for 20 years. She was active in the Omaha community in various philanthropies, spending much of her time teaching children at the Joslyn Art Museum. Survivors include her children, Peter and Betsy, and her sister, Joanne Pollack Pringle ’52. She was preceded in death by her husband, George ’49.


Dorothy Jeanne Ellinwood Baker, July 28, Colorado Springs. Dorothy was a retired elementary school teacher. Survivors include her husband, W. Lee ’49; daughters, Janet and Sandra; brother, LeRoy Ellinwood Jr. ’48; sister­in­law, Frances Swerer Ellinwood ’49; and nephew, William Ellinwood ’72.

Arthur L. Mardis, Jan. 19, Olney, Md. Arthur was a retired United Church of Christ minister who later helped found a consulting company dealing with alternative healing techniques. Survivors include his wife, Linda, and son, John.


Janet Simpson Haggin, Sept. 12, Greeley, Colo. Survivors include her son, Michael. She was preceded in death by her husband, John ’46.

Milo “Mike” Yalich, April 7, 2010, in Colorado Springs. Mike served as the Hockey Tigers’ team captain as a senior in 1949­50, when CC claimed its first of two national crowns, and is survived by his wife, Barbara Yalich ’53, vice president emerita at Colorado College. See story at cctigers.com.


Priscilla Chester Harwell, Jan. 4, Arlington, Texas. Priscilla was a retired teacher. Survivors include her children, David, Jeffrey, and Marilyn. She was preceded in death by her husband, William ’50.

John F. Norton, Oct. 6, Santa Barbara, Calif. John was a soldier, historian, gold miner, steel worker, and fine art dealer. Survivors include his wife, Lucy, and their children, John, David, Paul, Heather, and Eve.

David R. Schultz, May 9, Vero Beach, Fla. David is survived by his children, Susan, David, Sally, and Bob. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Wright Schultz ’51.

Douglas C. “Moose” Van Metre, Jan. 18, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. One of CC’s greatest student athletes, Moose was inducted into the CC Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of its third class on March 1, 1997. A three­time All­Rocky Mountain Conference selection in football, starring as a fullback as well as both an offensive and defensive end, he helped the Tigers claim RMC championships in both of his final two seasons (1949 and 1950). Moose, who also ran track, remained a staunch ally and supporter of CC athletics for six decades after his graduation. He was a key contributor and volunteer in making the Carle Weight Room and Fitness Center a reality in the late 1980s. He and his wife of 53 years, Celia “Cece” Lynch, have three sons

Douglas ’88, Craig, and Kent ’81 — and six grandchildren. Several other surviving family members also attended CC. They include nephews David Beatty ’81 and James Van Metre ’85; sisters­in­law Nancy Ann Beatty ’56, P’81, and Carol Ann Van Metre ’60, P’85; brother­in­law Harry Beatty ’56, P’81; and brother David Van Metre ’59, P’85.


Joseph E. Price, Dec. 3, Pocatello, Idaho. Joseph retired with emeritus status after teaching at Idaho State University for 32 years. After retirement, his hobbies included genealogy, woodworking, and baking cheesecakes. Survivors include his wife, Nola; children, Rodney and Andrea; and three grandchildren.

Donald O. Theobald, Dec. 16, Houston, Texas. Donald retired from Sears Roebuck and Co., after almost four decades, and then worked for H & R Block for an additional 20 years. Survivors include his daughter, Gail. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis.


Jean Ann Watson Brasure, Jan. 3, 2009, Scottsdale, Ariz. Jean Ann was a retired teacher. Survivors include her sons, David, James, and Ian. She was preceded in death by her husband, John.

Rosemae Wells Campbell (MA), April 21, Colorado Springs. Rosemae worked at Colorado College from 1955–75, both on faculty in the education department, and from 1970–75 as acting librarian in special collections. She was also the author of several books. Rosemae was preceded in death by her husband, William.

Margery Carlstrom Pillman, Aug. 24, Deerfield Beach, Fla. Survivors include her son, Jeff; sister, Judy Carlstrom Craig ’54; and brother­in­law, J. Eddy Craig ’54. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, and their son, Eric.

Robert B. Voshall, Dec. 8, Vancouver Island, B.C. He and his wife, Ann, owned Evergreen Flags. After retiring and moving to B.C., Bob spearheaded the effort to bring Dixieland jazz bands to the island to entertain, and was fondly referred to as “Social Voshall.” In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Betsy and Sarah, and step­children, Tom and Lynn.


John C. Bearzi, Dec. 13, Rancho Mirage, Calif. John had a lifelong love of music, teaching choir at Cheyenne Mountain High School and Wasson High School in Colorado Springs. His 30+ years in education also included teaching English and history at Palmer High School. Survivors include his wife, Joan Bischof Bearzi ’54; children, Peter, Judi, and James; and sister­in­law, Mary Bischof Link ’56. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael.

Robert Donner, Jr., Jan. 13, Colorado Springs. For more than 20 years, Bob’s principal business interest was radio stations in Colorado Springs, Denver, Portland, Ore., and Laramie, Wyo. He sold those interests in 1975 to pursue other enterprises. Bob was widely known and respected in the automotive world, winning the Pikes Peak Hill Climb three times. He was inducted into the Colorado Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. He served on the Board of Trustees at Colorado College from 1969­1993, retiring with emeritus status. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Joan Cogswell Donner, children, Deborah Donner ’83 and David; and nephews, Robert Spencer ’82 and Wilton “Four” Cogswell ’87. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert III, and his sister, Margaret Spencer.

Judith Clave Layng, Dec. 21, Charlottesville, Va. Judith served as director of the opera theater at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio for 17 years, retiring in 1996. Survivors include her daughter, Kristin.

James A. Nolan, Aug. 1, Las Vegas, Nev. James was a contract manager at the Nevada Test Site. Survivors include his children, Charles, Kim, Kevin, and Chan. His wife, Irene, passed away two months after James.

Coralie “Toddy” Huberth Sloan, Nov. 5, Tunbridge, Vt. Survivors include her children, Christopher, Tamara, Emily, and Caleb.

Barbara Trotter Weiskopf, Sept. 22, Greenwood Village, Colo. Barbara served as president of Swedish Medical Center Auxiliary and was a board member of the Rocky Mountain MS Center. Survivors include her husband, Gilbert ’53; their sons, Gilbert Jr. and Thomas; and three grandchildren.


Mary Spindel Peirce, Jan. 8, Natick, Mass. In addition to being a teacher, Mary was an accomplished swimmer and had a long career as an instructor and coach in a wide variety of venues. She continued for several years to officiate at the high school and college levels. Survivors include her children, Beth Peirce Campbell ’82, Lloyd Peirce ’86, and James Peirce. She was preceded in death by her husband, David ’57.

Carolyn Held McMullen, Jan. 30, Naples, Fla. Carolyn was involved with many nonprofit and charitable organizations, including YMCA, Meals on Wheels, and Immanuel St. Joseph Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Keith; her brother, John Held; three children, Missie, Julie, and Andrea; six grandchildren; and two great­grandchildren.


John C. White, Nov. 8, Gloucester, Mass. John was a self­employed architect. Survivors include his children, Lucia and Paul.


Reginald K. Dunham, Sept. 3, Jacksonville, Ill. Reginald taught at Winchester High School for 33 years, where he also coached football and track. Survivors include his wife, Linda Watson Dunham ’60, and their children, LeeAnne ’84, Reginald, Roger, and John.

Alan D. Ives, Nov. 30, Overland Park, Kan. After retiring from Sears following a 30­year career, Alan began his second career as a real estate agent. He was an avid fly­fisherman and golfer. Survivors include his wife, Jackie Theis Ives ’62, and their daughters, Nancy, Judith, Martha, and Carrie.

Donald L.M. Robertson, Sept. 6, Rapid City, S.D. Donald was an engineer.

Dolores Bronson Tidrick, April 21, Denver. Survivors include her children, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Abigail, and Andrew.


Karen Lloyd, Dec. 22, South Dartmouth, Mass. Karen established two funds at Colorado College: the Karen Cribbs Lloyd Scholarship and the Demarest Lloyd Endowed Lecture in Humanities in honor of her father and brother. She also established the Lloyd Center for Environmental Studies Fund to support courses in environmental studies at the Lloyd Center for the Environment, which was created when she donated 55­acres of estuary and maritime forest in South Dartmouth to the Dartmouth Land Trust. Karen received an honorary degree from Colorado College in 1991. Survivors include her children, Stephen Rath ’78 and Laura Carey.

Stanley E. Lovelace, Oct. 12, Northbrook, Ill. Survivors include his wife, Judy, and their children, Stanley, John, and Elizabeth.


Jeremy J. Hillhouse, Nov. 10, Wheatridge, Colo. Jeremy was a designer of exhibits at the Denver Art Museum, where he worked for 28 years. His own artwork is displayed at Craig Hospital, Palettes restaurant in the Denver Art Museum, and in many homes and businesses. Survivors include his wife, Christine; sons, Erin and Jasper; aunts, Jule Hutchinson Haney ’39 and Mary Haney Lochridge ’43; and cousins, John ’62 and Jeff Haney ’76.

Martin Tor Hylbom, Jan. 24, 2009, Baltimore, Md. Martin was a longtime journalist. Survivors include his wife, Penelope Walholm Hylbom ’62, and their children, Tor, Amy, and Matthew. Their son, Paul, is deceased.

Charles “Dewey” Pruitt, Nov. 24, Millstadt, Ill. Dewey was a physics professor at Belleville Area College for 42 years. (Now Southwestern Illinois College.) Survivors include his wife, Melba, and their children, Dean, Rebecca, and Douglas.


Sherrye E. Crosswy, Nov. 1, Denver. Sherrye loved to travel and had a passion for American politics.


Charles W. “Bill” Cushion, Oct. 10, Fairfax, Va. Bill retired after 26 years with the U.S. Air Force and was employed as an administrative officer with the Institute for Defense Analysis. Survivors include his daughters, Stephanie, Melanie, and Natalie, and wife of 34 years, Dorothy.

Suzanne Rall Peacock, Oct. 3, Fort Worth, Texas. In recent years, Suzy served as executive director of the Rainwater Foundation, working to help children in urban communities have a chance at a better life. She also co­founded REAL School Gardens, a grassroots gardening program supporting elementary school communities as they design, install, and sustain outdoor classrooms (gardens). Survivors include her husband, Todd; her children, Jason and Jessica; and her niece, Alison Bechtel Wexler ’96.

Noreen G. Theede, Aug. 23, Santa Barbara, Calif. Noreen was a marketing consultant. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Tracy, and her step­children, Kimberly and David.


Philip J. Dorff, Sept. 23, Urbandale, Iowa. Phil was an attorney with Hopkins & Huebner, P.C. in Des Moines. Survivors include his children, Amanda and Christopher; his brother, Robert ’73; his niece, Emilie ’06; and his nephew, Nathan ’09.

Byron L. Olson, Nov. 6, Bismark, N.D. Byron worked for many years as a stained glass artist. In his later years, he served as the tribal archaeologist for the Sioux Tribe at the Standing Rock Reservation in Fort Yates, N.D. Survivors include his daughter, Caroline.


Kathleen Simpson Zier, Nov. 10, Fort Collins, Colo. Kathie was a court­appointed special advocate (CASA) and was a fundraiser for Hospice and the American Cancer Society. In 1999, she married Rick Zier ’73 and settled in Fort Collins. She was active with Delta Gamma Alumnae, and was a Nikken Wellness Consultant. At the Nikken International Convention in October, Kathie was awarded the Heart of Nikken Award. Survivors include her husband, Rick; daughter, Nicole; and step­children, Mallory, Connor, and Virginia.


Melissa L. Francis, Oct. 21, Denver. Survivors include her parents, James and Jean Lyons ’53 Francis; her sister, Debra ’78; and her aunt, Kathleen Lyons ’62.

Janet Briscoe Norman (MAT), Sept. 1, Chipita Park, Colo. Janet was a retired educator. Survivors include her son, John.

Faye Ricker (MAT), Oct. 4, Colorado Springs. Faye was a retired teacher. Survivors include her children, David, Paul, and Jean.

Eugene Thurman Walker, Oct. 26, in San Antonio, Texas, following a long battle with cancer. Since 1993, Thurman was senior pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in San Antonio. He was instrumental in creating many programs to help the underserved and underprivileged of east San Antonio. Survivors include his wife, Jo Angelia, and their children, T.J. and Kimberly.


Steven S. Timmons, Sept. 21, Denver. Steve was a certified public accountant.


Timothy R. Hammerstein, Dec. 9, Denver, following a brief illness. Survivors include his daughters, Zoe and Liv; his former wife, Cassandra Cooper ’92; and his mother, Tricia Workman.


Michael Brewster Davis, Nov. 18, Scott Depot, W.V., after a long illness. Survivors include his parents, William ’73 and Barbara Berry ’73 Davis; sister, Katherine ’01; brother, Jonathan; uncle, Frank Davis ’67; aunt, Anne Berry ’70; and cousins, Malia Davis ’92 and Diana Tapay ’06.


Tom Dunn, Oct. 19, Colorado Springs. Tom worked in the CC physical plant (now facilities services) from 1976 to 1991.

Hattie Mae Edmonds, Jan. 18, Clarkesville, Tenn. Mother of Mike Edmonds, vice president for student life at Colorado College.

Frank Flood, Feb. 23, Colorado Springs. Colorado College lost another legend on February 23 when longtime coach and Associate Professor Frank Flood passed away at the age of 80. Frank, who was inducted into the CC Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of its third class on March 1, 1997, served as former head football coach Jerry Carle’s assistant and right­hand man for three decades before retiring in 1991. Frank also coached boxing and track, producing the school’s first­ever track­and­field All­American in javelin thrower Marshall Griffith ’71 in 1969. Shot putter Charles Puga ’89 repeated the feat under his tutelage. Frequently a father figure for athletes and non­athletes alike, Frank was especially influential with minority students who came to him with any kind of problem. The Frank Flood and Randy Bobier Endowed Scholarship, established in Frank’s honor shortly after his retirement, has been awarded annually since 1991 to a student­athlete who qualifies for need­based financial aid and who “contributes to the ethnic and socio­economic diversity of the student body at CC.”

Joseph T. Gordon, Nov. 19, Colorado Springs. Joe was a professor in the English department at Colorado College from 1964 until his retirement in 1994. During that time he was instrumental in the creation and development of the Southwest Studies Program and the college’s Baca campus. He obtained emeriti status in 1996 and received CC’s Gresham Riley Award in 1998. Joe was an avid outdoorsman, sportsman, and carpenter. Those interests merged in the building of his dream ranch in the Arkansas Valley of southern Colorado. The construction of that ranch was in part the inspiration for his eco­mystery novel, “Spirit Bears.” Survivors include his wife, Diane Reed Gordon ’59; children Brian ’83, Mary Gordon Higgins ’90, and Michael; and one grandchild.

Eiler Henrickson, Dec. 10, Northfield, Minn. After a 41­year career as a faculty member in the geology department at Carleton College in Northfield, Eiler taught an additional ten years in the geology department at Colorado College. Survivors include his children, Ike, Kristin, Kurt, and Ann.

Shirley Roberts, Feb. 2, Colorado Springs. The wife of Carl Roberts, professor emeritus of psychology at CC, Shirley was active in politics, helping to establish a permanent Democratic headquarters in Colorado Springs. She also was the first woman to serve as chair of the El Paso County Democratic Party. In addition to Carl, Shirley is survived by their children, Michael and Barbara.