John Ferguson Bennett, March 2, 2010, in Colorado Springs. John, 98, served in the Army during World War II and practiced law in Colorado Springs. He was involved in numerous organizations, including the NAACP, the North End Volunteer Fire Department, KCME radio, the Pioneers Museum, and was chairman of El Paso County Democratic Party. He was predeceased by his wife, Edna Mae, and survived by his brother, Bruce Bennett ’42, and two sons, Gael and Hugh of Colorado Springs.
Lillian Beatrice Epperson, May 8, 2010.
Alice Helen Boatright Tudor, May 16, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Dean Tudor ’37; her sister, Ida Boatright Hutchinson ’65; and a niece, Carol Murray ’58. She is survived by four children, Robert, Linda, Pati Burleson, and Mary Alice Wood; a brother, Harvey Boatright ’53 and sister-in-law Jo ’57; and daughter-in-law Katherine Johnston Tudor ’77.
Virginia S. Waters Milligan, Dec. 21, 2009. Survivors include her son, Terry Milligan ’72.
Helen Clements Slawson, May 7, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, James.
Eunice Shock Quinn, March 31, 2010. Her husband, Boyd, survives. Preceding her in death were her brother, D’Arcy A. Shock ’33; and her aunt, Annabel Phipps ’20.
Elizabeth “Betty” Hollingsworth Glover, Feb. 16, 2010, in Newton, Kan. Betty was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Colorado College. She was married for 63 years to Richard “Dick” Glover ’44, who preceded her in death. Every summer, they gathered in Green Mountain Falls, Colo., for a reunion with their CC friends. Betty is survived by five children, Nancy Craig, Meg Henderson ’72, and her husband Bruce Henderson ’72, Mary Beck, Rick Glover, and Jim Glover. Survivors also include 13 grandchildren, including Scott Craig ’95, and his wife Erika Williams ’93; and six great-grandchildren.
Anne Calvert Cross, April 20, 2010, in Colorado Springs. After attending Colorado College, Anne worked as assistant to the registrar and assistant to Professor Fred Sondermann. She was helpful in the early days of the Tutt Alumni House in securing donations of furnishings. Anne and her husband, Marshall, bought a bookstore in 1949 and ran it as Their Book Shop until 1959. She later worked at Chinook Bookshop for 18 years. Anne helped establish the docent program at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and was instrumental in the 1961 founding of the Colorado Springs School for Girls. Survivors include family members Patricia Taylor Duque ’87, Martha Duque MacEachern ’85, Gabriel Duque ’87, Marilyn Marksheffel Duque ’53, and Emma Adams ’27. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Marksheffel Calvert ’44, and cousin Claude Marksheffel Adams ’44.
Susan S. Sweetser Clifford, April 6, 2010. Survivors include her children, Claudia and Tony Clifford.
Her husband, Joseph, preceded her in death.
Helen Reeds Miller, May 28, 2010. She is survived by her children, Helen Cameron Davis, Henry White, and Bolling White; and cousin John Newton Reeds ’50. Her husband, William, preceded her in death.
Patricia Ann Pfeiffer, March 3, 2010, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Pat grew up in St. Joseph, Mo., and as a political activist was an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment and Planned Parenthood. She published numerous articles on travel and history and wrote a seminal book on the history of skiing. She was featured in a PBS documentary as an author and worked as historian for the Colorado Ski Museum. Pat was married to Bill Pfeiffer ’49, who preceded her in death, for 55 years. The couple had four children, who survive: Jan Hiland of Gypsum, Colo.; Robert Pfeiffer of Parker, Colo; Kristi Pfeiffer Peck of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Erich Pfeiffer of San Francisco, Calif. She also had 10 grandchildren.
Robert James Pringle, April 29, 2010. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; former spouse Elizabeth Lamb Pringle ’47; daughters Ruth Pringle Rogers ’79 and Jean Pringle Kortz; son Robert Pringle ’72; and niece Nancy Lamb ’85. Preceding him in death were his sister, Jean Starrak ’52, and cousin Jane Ann Ohl ’50.
Lewis Brill Peters, Jr., Jan. 31, 2010, in Tulsa, Okla. A retired petroleum geologist, Lewis was married for 58 years to Patricia Stewart Peters ’46, who survives. Patricia has moved to Manhattan, Kan., to be near their daughter, Connie Peters Cattell ’77, and her husband, Eric Cattell ’77.
William Benjamin Bernard, March 3, 2010. Among survivors are his wife, Jeanette, five children and a sister, Elizabeth Bernard Knight ’52.
Charles Albert Persons, Jan. 22, 2010. Survivors include his wife, Susan, and three children.
Cecelia Corinne Lomo, March 17, 2010. She is survived by her brother, Rizal Sterling Lomo ’50.
James Melody Preston, March 25, 2010. Among survivors are his wife, Jean Clark Preston ’52.
Walter Rebmann, Oct. 4, 2009. Survivors include his wife, Marggie, his former spouse Frances, and his son Chris.
Charles Montgomery Smeeth, April 2, 2010. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Wilson Smeeth ’51, his son Raymond ’74, and his daughter, Faith Smeeth Payton ’73.
Calvin Coolidge Hopkinson, April 18, 2010. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie.
Haines Hooker Danforth, April 12, 2010. Survivors include his wife, Helen Badenhausen. His former spouse, Judith Ronning Danforth ’52, preceded him in death.
Owen Albert Knorr, April 20, 2010. His wife, Marjorie, survives.
MaryAnn Hodge Powell, March 2, 2010, in Cottonwood, Ariz. She was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and the Philanthropic Education Organization International, which enhances educational opportunities for women. MaryAnn is survived by her twin sister, Thora G. Hodge ’52 of Clarkdale, Ariz.; and a daughter, Sally Powell Seeley, of Harrisburg, Penn.
Hiram Shaw Liggett, Jr., May 12, 2010. His wife, Margaret, and niece Lucy Bates Jolas ’74, survive.
Don Manzelli, June 14, 2010, in Woburn, Mass. In his late teens, after two years in the U.S. Army, where he was a sergeant and member of the Army Ground Forces Band in Washington, D.C., Don attended Brown University and then transferred to Colorado College. While earning a B.S. in engineering, he developed a deep appreciation for and commitment to the college, which will continue long after his passing. Over the years Don created countless structures all over Massachusetts winning many awards and accolades. His design/construction business began in the 1960’s in Arlington and moved to Woburn in the 1970’s. Don immersed himself in all aspects of the community by joining the Chamber of Commerce, the Woburn Business Association, the Woburn Redevelopment Authority, the Lion’s Club, and the Winchester Hospital. In his later years, Don expended endless energy and enthusiasm for many charities including The North Suburban YMCA, The Woburn Library Association, and the Council for Social Concerns. Don was a private pilot, traveled extensively throughout his life, and was an avid fan of jazz, classical, opera, and musical theater. Don is survived by his three adult children Doug, Marta ’79, and Jeff ’89; their mother Janet Getchell Manzelli; his granddaughter, Alisa; and many loving friends and family members.
Helen Evans McKearnan, Aug. 5, 2009. Her husband, Neil, survives.
Regis John Lisowski, Feb. 25, 2010. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary.
Marion Hubble Devick, May 6, 2010.
James Ruch, June 17, 2010, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Jim had a varied career that included stints as a U.S. Navy intelligence officer; special assistant to the assistant secretary of the interior for fish, wildlife, and parks, in Washington, D.C., where he was involved in writing the Endangered Species Act; and various positions with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. He also served as executive vice president of the Grand Canyon Trust and was a certified expert witness in trials in Idaho, Hawaii, and California. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Barrett Ruch ’59; his three daughters, Julia Ruch Day; Laura Ruch DeLonzor; and Sara Ruch Schraeder; his four grandchildren, Megan Day Diblasi, Ashley Day; and Bria and Griffin Schraeder; and his brother, Peter Ruch ’60.
JoAnn L. Brock Viger, Oct. 27, 2009. She is survived by her husband, Howard ’57.
Gary Edwin Cook, March 21, 2010. After earning his bachelor’s in geology at CC, Gary returned to get his master’s in education from the college in 1967. At CC, he played football, basketball, and ran track and field. Survivors include his wife, Sandi, and children Cara Henry, Jeanna Peterson, and Leah Cook.
Jacque Lair Moore, Aug. 30, 2009. Her husband, James, survives.
Susan Urban Horsey, March 26, 2010. Survivors include her children, Daniel and Eleanor Martinea. Her husband, Alonzo, preceded her in death.
Leo Robert Smentowski, Feb. 5, 2010, in Colorado Springs. Leo was a certified public accountant since his graduation from Colorado College. He was a board member on multiple professional and civic organizations and was proud of his service at St. Mary’s High School. He served as a consultant to many parochial schools across the nation. A favorite memory: He shared a peanut butter sandwich with then-President Jimmy Carter in the White House kitchen, as they discussed the workings of inner-city schools. Among survivors are his wife, Marcella, and five children, including Leo Robert “Bob” Smentowski, Jr. ’84.
Katharine M. Cole, Feb. 6, 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Kathie, and was preceded in death by her husband, Quillon.
Bruce Meyer Buck, March 11, 2010. Survivors include former spouse Sheila Watson Griffith ’64.
Barbara Ruth Proctor, Oct. 12, 2009.
Stephen Jon Kushnir, April 27, 2009. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis.
Kathleen Anderson Sauls, Feb. 10, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, David.
Arlie Carmen Steen, Feb. 28, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary.
Charles McGregor Ramsay, Jan. 19, 2010.
Muriel Elizabeth “Betty” Kopesky, April 16, 2010, in Oakdale, Minn. She was known as a bright, leading light, and a traveling addict. She is survived by her husband, Steven Harry Kopesky ’66; children Steven, Sara, Jennifer Broten, and Kevin; and four grandchildren.
Suzanne Rall Peacock, Oct. 3, 2009, in 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 co-founded REAL School Gardens, a grassroots gardening program supporting elementary school communities as they design, install, and sustain outdoor classrooms (gardens). Survivors include her children, Jason Boaz Simus and Jessica Simus Barr; three siblings; her mother; two grandchildren; and niece, Alison Bechtel Wexler ’96.
Carol Nowels Wright, Nov. 14, 2009. She was preceded in death by her mother, Emilie Tescher ’41.
Mary Elizabeth Swedberg, May 14, 2009.
Robert William Shreck, May 1, 2010, in Henderson, Nev. He received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical School in 1974 and practiced medicine at A Family Health Care Center for 30 years before pursing a career as a medical director. He received numerous awards within the medical community, including the 1999 Nevada Physician of the Year and the 2004 Distinguished Physician of the Year by the Clark County Medical Society. Robert is survived by his wife, Jay; brother Jim; children Sarah, Jessica, Stephanie, Todd, and Tyson; and several grandchildren.
Douglas Harvey Jones, May 2, 2010.
David Gerard Terry, Sept. 13, 2009.
Joseph “Bo” Koster, Feb. 23, 2010, in St. Louis, Mo. After graduating cum laude from Colorado College, Bo received his Ph.D. from the department of cell biology and physiology at Washington University in 1996. Bo was a research scientist for more than 20 years at the Washington University School of Medicine, working to find a cure for human diabetes. Among survivors are his brother R. Stribling Koster of Chicago, Ill., and Ann Lavin Koster of St. Louis, Mo.