Weddings and Celebrations
Kristen Klein and James Hancock, June 22, 2013, in Winthrop, Wash.
Phoebe Garfinkel and Enrico Pajer, May 25, 2013, in Venice, Italy.
Abigail MacLaren and Ian Fishman, July 27, 2013, in Whitefish, Mont.
Lynda Aguado and Christopher Duran, May 26, 2013, in Denver.
Births and Adoptions
Rich Cassady and his partner, Danelle Shay, a boy, Makai Douglas Cassady, Jan. 25, 2013, in Bellevue, Wash.
Erik Richardson and his wife, Kim Cheah, a girl, Steffi Su-Yin, Feb. 25, 2013, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Sophia Malkasian and her husband, Anthony Hornof, a boy, Sevan Victor, March 13, 2013, in Arlington, Va.
Rachel Garton DePuy and her husband, Jon, a girl, Maple Susan, Feb. 15, 2013.
Andrea Autobee-Trujillo and her husband, Tony, a girl, Zoey, April 2013.
Peter M. Maiurro and his wife, Kate Faricy Maiurro, a girl, Elizabeth Amelia Maiurro, April 28, 2013.
Yvonne Abeyta and her husband, Andrew Abeyta, a boy, Enrique Monroe, Feb. 9, 2013.
Correction: In the April Bulletin, in the obituary for Phyllis Brothers Long ’46, we listed Janice Welty ’48 as predeceased. Janice Welty is, in fact, alive and called to let us know. We regret the error greatly.
Adonis “Donna” Whittecar Ritchie, May 18, at her home in Greeley, Colo. She was affiliated with Gamma Phi Beta sorority at CC and earned a nursing degree from the Seton College of Nursing at Glockner-Penrose Hospital. She met her husband, Everett “Al” Ritchie ’42, who was attending CC on a football scholarship, and they eloped to save his scholarship. Donna worked as a nurse, while Al served in the Army, and she became a volunteer and bridge player. Her husband of 71 years predeceased her in February. Survivors include their daughter, Kay Lott; and two grandchildren.
Alice Crosby Gunn Evans, June 16. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard.
Everett I. Ritchie, Feb. 10, in Greeley, Colo., at age 93. He received a football scholarship to CC, where he was known for his “golden toe.” While at CC, he met Adonis L. “Donna” Whittecar ’39, a nursing student, who became his wife. He served in the Signal Corps of the Army and returned to CC on the GI Bill. He had a long career with Mountain States Bell and enjoyed painting and sketching. Their daughter, Kay Lott, and two grandchildren survive, along with his nephew, Richard Van Carroll ’65.
Patricia Platt Faulkner, May 8, in Boulder, Colo. She earned an associate’s of arts degree from CC and owned a photography business, “Studio F” in Boulder. She also worked for the National Center for Atmospheric Research and developed film containing the picture of the first successful total eclipse of the sun, captured in 1970. She coped with blindness but lived independently for more than 60 years. Survivors include four children: Todd, Marc, Tamara, and Kimball Beery; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Harold E. Petrich, Jan. 25. Survivors include his wife, Mary. Elizabeth “Betty” Solberg, Feb. 14, in Great Falls, Mont. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and returned to Chicago to work at a medical depot to help with the World War II effort. She married Bob Solberg six weeks after they were introduced. Bob died in 2000. Betty was a member of the Great Falls Travel Club, Women’s Golf Association, Junior League, and other volunteer organizations. She adopted many shelter animals and is survived by four children, 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Catharine Mae Brooks, Feb. 14, in Denver. She played flute for the Colorado Springs Symphony and became an American Airline stewardess and one of the founders of the Airlines Stewardess Association. She then taught junior high school history and French for 28 years. She was active in History Colorado and sang in the Colorado Symphony Guild Singers. Survivors include her daughter, Jeannie and son Bob Brooks.
Frederick A. Hastings, Feb. 3, at his residence in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was 93. After graduating from CC with a physics degree, he served in the merchant service in the Pacific in World War II. He became a world traveler, a photographer, and automotive restorer. Survivors include a nephew, Scott Hastings; and cousins Helen Granfield and Carol Baugh.
Betty C. Soucek, June 7. Betty was a member of CC’s Legacy Society and Barnes Society. A world traveler to more than 100 countries, she had visited Antarctica four times and the South Pole twice. Betty loved learning her entire life and found relevance and connections to people in everyday culture. She enriched CC not only by her time here, about which she spoke frequently, but also her philanthropic generosity.
Dorothy Martin Root, March 6. Her husband, H. Samuel Root, and a cousin, Peggy Renberg Martin ’42, predeceased her.
Henry Vaag, March 11, from heart failure at his home in Wheat Ridge, Colo. He was 88. Born and raised in Colorado Springs and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate with a summa cum laude degree in English, Henry was a professor of English and choral studies at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. He also served as assistant director of El Paso Public Library and worked at the Denver Public Library for 33 years. He enjoyed classical music, reading, gardening, fishing, and televised sports. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mildred Appling Vaag ’45; six children, including Erik J. Vaag ’81; their spouses and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Margaret Appling Fennelly ’51.
William J. Donlon, June 27. His CC education interrupted by World War II, he served as a radar operator with the Army Air Corp and flew on B-17 bombers, including on D-Day. When the war ended, he returned to CC, where he met his wife, Josephine Janssen Donlon ’46. He graduated from the University of Denver School of Law and worked as a lawyer for the Brotherhood of Railway, Airline, and Steamship Clerks. The couple retired in Florida. Three children, Jay, Greg, and DruAnn, survive. His wife and a daughter, Michele, predeceased him.
Lorraine Morrison Rucker-Stroup, June 9.
Glenn Trewet, June 29, in Oklahoma City. He became an ensign in the Navy, flying 132 trips in the Berlin Airlift, carrying coal. In the Navy he also worked as a pilot, was promoted to commander, became an instrument flight instructor, and received many honors and medals. He worked for the Federal Aviation Agency in Oklahoma City and became an aviation safety inspector. A mid-air collision over the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in an open sea rescue, earned him lifetime memberships in the “Caterpillar” and “Goldfish” clubs. He had four daughters and three stepsons.
Joan Woolfenden Rollins, May 21. Her husband, Robert Rollins ’47, a sister, Shirley Woolfenden Blakely ’49, and brother-in-law Maurice Blakely ’44 predeceased her.
Charles L. Feitz, 88, Feb. 10, in Colorado Springs. He was a member of the Barnes Society. After working for Alexander Film Company for 18 years, he created Little London Press and published more than 40 history booklets, including 20 of his own. He served as the director of the Cripple Creek District Museum and was a member of The Saturday Knights, a renowned hiking club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Huff.
Mary Graham “Sandy” Rawlings, May 9, in Pueblo, Colo., at age 88. She married Pueblo Chieftain newspaper publisher Robert H. Rawlings ’47, raised four children, and became a well-known volunteer. The Pueblo Cooperative Care Center named its headquarters after her, The Sandy Rawlings Building. She was vice president of the Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation, formed in 1988 to ensure a portion of the newspaper’s profits would be used on behalf of southern Colorado residents. She also was instrumental in the creation of the Pueblo Scholarship Fund. Survivors include her former husband and children, CC Trustee Jane Rawlings ’70, John Rawlings, Carolyn Temple, and Bob Jr. Preceding her in death were family members Frank Hoag Jr. ’30, and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Rawlings Nelson ’51.
Scott Carpenter, Oct. 10, Denver, after a recent stroke. Scott was the fourth astronaut in the U.S. to fly in space and the second to orbit the Earth. The original Mercury 7 astronaut was being cared for at a hospice center in Denver when he died. Chosen in 1959 among NASA’s first astronauts, Scott made his first and only spaceflight on May 24, 1962, when he became the sixth man worldwide to leave the planet. He studied at the University of Colorado-Boulder, in addition to Colorado College, and was a member of CC’s Navy V-12/Marine V-5 program.
Ronald B. Aggson, June 22, in Palm Desert, Calif. He entered CC as part of the Navy V12 program and earned a bachelor’s degree. He was commissioned as an ensign, retiring from the Navy in 1977 with the rank of commander. He also owned a small business, raised a daughter, Karen, and enjoyed tennis, golf, and bridge. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Elaine; and a nephew, John Aggson.
Hazel King Severin, July 19, on her family farm in Eaton, Colo. She was 86. Hazel married Dean Severin ’51 in 1947, and they both attended CC. Hazel graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree in geology. She earned a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Northern Colorado and taught K-6 for 23 years. She also wrote science curricula. Among survivors are her husband and children, Carl Severin and Linda Heesch; and daughter-in-law Juleigh Heuston Severin ’77.
John Worth Hill, March 15. His wife, Joan, and his former wife, Dana Hill, predeceased him.
Barbara Ann Mitchell Mason of Longmont, Colo., April 20. She was 86. She worked as an operating room nurse in several California hospitals and enjoyed homebuilding, landscaping, and gardening. Her husband, John, and daughter, Joan, predeceased her. Survivors include her children, Brad, Bryan, Alex, and Christine.
Gloria M. Millikan, 87, Aug. 14, 2012, in her home in Littleton, Colo. She worked for Reading Bates Corp. She was wife of the late Bill Millikan ’48, mother of Marillyn Young and Suzanne Millikan Southern.
Dorothy Anne Stroup, 85, March 8, in San Francisco, Calif., after a lifetime of teaching, writing, activism, and traveling. She joined the U.S. Information Service in 1954 and taught in Japan at Hiroshima Women’s College and High School, where she became a committed anti-nuclear activist. In 1987, her novel, “In The Autumn Wind,” was published, the first fictional account of the Hiroshima bombing written by a Western author. She narrated Steven Okazaki’s 1991 Academy Award-winning documentary, “Days of Waiting,” about artist Estelle Ishigo, a Caucasian who was interned with her Japanese-American husband during World War II. Dorothy helped found the Berkeley Institute for the Study of English, for Japanese students to improve their English. She is survived by companion and travel partner, Alan Geller; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by siblings Richard Stroup and Barbara Young ’47.
George W. Weege, May 17, in Colorado Springs. The eldest of 11 children, George enlisted in the Army and fought under Gen. George Patton. After graduating from CC with a business administration degree, he worked for the Colorado Interstate Gas Company for 37 years. He was president of the 50 Year Club. Survivors include his wife, Frances; daughter, Carol Weege Garrard ’71; son William; niece Margaret Kroen ’75; brother-in-law Cono Pitingan ’50; and sister-in-law Rose Kroen ’52.
K. Ann Hunt Hieronymus, 87, April 27, in Colorado Springs. She taught second grade at Ivywild Elementary School in Colorado Springs, volunteered several days a week at Tutt Alumni House for 10 years and was a member of Friends of Tutt Library and The Woman’s Educational Society. She also volunteered for CC’s Development Office and as an Adopt-a-Student host. The Alumni Association recognized her service in 2003 with the Lloyd E. Worner Award. She also was a member of the Legacy Society, including the Barnes Society. Survivors include her sister, Jane Hunt Wiley ’50; and two sons, Walt and Whit. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward; her parents, Eldon Vaiden Hunt ’33 and Norma Watts; a brother, Forest ’44; and a sister, June Hunt Gray ’46. Allen R. Allured, May 28. The former head of The Manufacturing Confectioner Publishing Company, Allen was well regarded in the candy industry, named 1978 Man of the Year by the National Confections Association, and in 1993 received the Stroud Jordan Award for devotion to candy technology, sustaining interest to quality production and his industry contributions. Survivors include his wife, Coralene Connell Allured ’50; and a son, Michael Allured ’75.
Jeanne Ramsay Remaley, March 1. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Remaley ’49. A son, Mark, survives.
Frederick J. Dirmaier, March 21. He worked for Chittenden Central Supervisory Union in Vermont. His wife, Colette, survives.
Warren H. Moore, March 20. He was a Legacy Society member, including the Barnes Society. He worked in the banking industry. Survivors include a sister, Katharine Griffith.
Victor “Vic” Pugel, May 22, in Versailles, Ky. He taught high school history and coached in Colorado Springs. After serving in World War II, he married Patricia Kapelke, They were married for 36 years, until her death in 1986. Vic is survived by a daughter, Paula Deibert; a son, Dan; and four grandchildren.
Jim Starrak, Feb. 27. He was an 1874 Society member and is survived by his wife, Jolene Meek Starrak. He was predeceased by a cousin Jane Ann Ohl ’50 and his wife, Evelyn.
Lewis B. Stuart III, July 21. He worked for the Ralston Purina Co. and is survived by his wife, Marie.
Marilyn Swan Heinly, July 25, at her home in Mount Pleasant, S.C. A member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, she helped plan and build the chapter house at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Survivors include her husband, Hank; and five children.
Marilyn Jones Dexter, May 19. She is survived by her husband, Clarke.
Jackson H. Mumey, Feb. 5, in Denver, following the flu. Jack had a varied career, working for television stations, a Denver mayor and the University of Denver. He became an independent film producer, then owned Gateway Treatment Center, a therapeutic center for substance abuse and personal issues. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Cynthia Tinsley; and his children, Tracey Dawson, and Dana, Dawn, and Jackson Mumey.
Betty Lamb Beile, April 19, in Alton, Ill. She was 81. She met Harold Beile ’50 in her freshman year at CC and she accepted his fraternity pin. The couple’s 60-year marriage began in October 1951. Like her husband, Betty excelled at golf and was passionate about gardening, bridge, community service, helping children learn to read, and taking care of their five sons, Bill, David, Steve, Richard Beile ’84, and Robert, who survive, along with daughter-in-law Donia Ness Beile ’81. Her husband predeceased her.
Moses W. Harrison II of Caseyville, Ill., April 25, in St. Louis, Mo. He was 81. He received his law degree from Washington University School of Law in 1958. He was a member of the Illinois judiciary for 29 years, a member of the Illinois Supreme Court for 10 years and chief justice from Jan. 1, 2000 to Sept. 5, 2002, when he retired. He left a large legacy, known for his commitment to justice and human welfare in defense of the poor, the weak, the young, and the elderly against corporate or government policies that went against their interests. Moses appeared on “60 Minutes,” in an interview with Mike Wallace to discuss the Illinois death penalty and was in a movie about the topic. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sharon; and a son, Clarence.
William J. Fritz, March 22. He worked for the Public Affairs Association. His wife, Celia, survives. His former spouse, Illis Ferry Burke ’58, also survives.
Richard J. “Rich” Hayes, March 11, after a brief illness. He served for two years as an Army officer in Germany, then graduated from Georgetown Law School and was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1961 and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1963. He was the executive director of the International Association of Defense Counsel from 1970 until his retirement in 1998. He was proud of his CC connection. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary Lynch Hayes; children Susan, Richard, John and Edward Hayes; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
David Quigg Lewis III, May 20, at home in Colorado Springs. He earned a business administration degree and became a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at CC. He married Patricia Tolley and went into the family’s insurance business, eventually becoming principal owner of Tolley-Weidman Insurance Agency. He sold the business in 1984 and with Patty, traveled the world, gardened, and enjoyed their canine companions. In addition to his wife, he is survived by children David Lewis IV, Alison Heintz, and Elizabeth Cobb; and cousins Barbara Tolley Anton ’63, Linda Lewis Bryson ’67, and C. Bennett Lewis ’63.
Edwin F. Lodmell Jr., July 15, 2012, at his residence in West Salem, Ore., at age 78. He attended two years of law school after CC and worked in the insurance business for many years. His wife, Marilyne Stilwill ’55; and a son, Dean, survive.
James R. Thomas, March 31, in Omak, Wash., at age 78. He graduated from the University of Washington law school and opened his law office in Okanogan, Wash., where he practiced for 50 years. He served as the prosecuting attorney and superior court judge of Okanogan County during his career. He married Jo Ann Wicks ’58 while attending CC. In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by two daughters, Kimberlee Moyer and Stacie Nicholson; and a brother, John Thomas ’51.
Julia Livingston Hodson, July 21, in Washington. A founding board member of the Habitat for Humanity of Island County, she was a certified professional guardian to people with impairments for the past 20 years. She was instrumental in organizing “Save the Trees” on Whidbey Island to preserve old growth forest land. She also was a Barnes Society member. Survivors include five children, Gregory, Keith, and Carl Pankau; and Laura Crook and Judith DeValdez.
William F. Pitzer, Feb. 15. Survivors include his spouse, Clytis Pitzer.
Lawrence E. “Larry” Oswalt, July 7, in Colorado Springs. After graduating magna cum laude from CC, he received his master’s of divinity from Pacific School of Religion and served at First Baptist Church in Colorado Springs. He worked in music and taught Christian education at several churches in Wyoming, Indiana, and Kansas before returning to Colorado Springs, where he retired. Larry, a tenor, and his wife, Lois Brown Oswalt ’58, often gave concerts with her on the piano.
Richard W. Harkins, Jan. 29.
Saramargret Friesen, July 1.
Mildred Neil Kissinger, March 7. She worked for Leon County Schools and Florida State University. She is survived by her husband, Gary Kissinger; and children Gary, Gregory, and Christopher Kissinger, and Maleka Cochran, Mary Davidson, and Katherine Grimes.
Gerald M. Lorentzson of Binford, N.D., March 18, in Cooperstown, N.D. He was 83. He graduated from CC with a degree in zoology.
Robert J. “Bob/Bugzy” Laurion, March 29, in Las Vegas, Nev., where he had lived for 52 years. He attended CC on a hockey scholarship and became a sales manager for several of the large casinos in Las Vegas. He was preceded in death by his parents and an older brother, who was killed in World War II.
Joanne Wiegel Meier, July 16, in Geneva, Switzerland, of complications from cancer. She was 74. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from CC and taught history and English in Bangkok, Thailand, at the International School. There, she met her husband, Gerhard Meier, of Zurich, Switzerland, where she lived for the past 50 years. She enjoyed travel, reading, and spending time with family. In addition to her husband, her children, Stephan and Sabrina survive.
Ruth C. Shaw, July 16, in Mauldin, S.C. She received her bachelor’s degree from CC and a master’s from Auburn University. She served as a toastmistress in the Air Force Officers’ Wives’ Club at the Air Force Academy and at Maxwell Air Force Base. She was a member of the D.A.R. One son, Joseph Black, and one daughter, Jane Shaw Whitley, survive.
Linda Campbell Mason, March 15. She was predeceased by her husband, John.
Paulena Franklin Mitchell, April 14. She worked for Northeast Independent Schools.
Harry J. Onufrock of Shorewood, Wis., Dec. 6, 2012, from a bone marrow disease. He was 71. Harry worked as a librarian for many years and had interests that included investing and travel. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; and children Jennifer and Jonathan.
Clarence Douglas “Doug” Hill, June 4, at his home on Wasi Lake, Ontario, Canada. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Lynn; and a son, Timothy. He was predeceased by his first wife, Jeanne-Marie Bourgeault, and his son, Antony. He was chief administrative officer of the District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board in Ontario.
Wayne B. McAlpine, Feb. 6, following a day of golf at Hawk’s Nest in Vero Beach, Fla. He played hockey at CC, returned to Canada to work in the investment industry, and established Commission Direct Inc., with partners, in 1992. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed life’s simple pleasures. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Dunbar ’64; sons Chad and Peter; a brother-in-law, Jack Kintz ’62; a nephew, Mark Kintz ’95; a niece, Colley Moe ’88; and her husband, Daniel Moe ’86. He was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Nina Kintz ’66.
Mary Maroney Walston, June 3. She worked for Outpost Ice Arena. Survivors include her husband, Robert Walston ’61; and two children, Sharon and Sean. She was predeceased by a brother-in-law, James Walston ’56.
Malcolm Preston Richards Jr., Feb. 15, in Springfield, Mo., at age 70. He served in Vietnam as a lieutenant in the Signal Corps. After the service, he worked as a registered nurse for 35 years. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Bobette; sisters Ann Alexander and Sally Meeker; a brother, Bill Richards; brothers-in-law Brian Alexander ’75 and Scott Tippin ’61; a cousin, Brian Casebeer ’85 and his wife, Lynne Cowley Casebeer ’90; and an aunt and uncle, Joanne Casebeer ’48; and George Casebeer ’51. He was preceded in death by his parents, Malcom P. Richards Sr. ’40 and Lois Hicks Richards ’42; a sister, Meredyth Tippin ’62; and an aunt, Janet Boblett ’41.
Charles B. Colvin, April 23, in Lubbock, Texas, at age 69. He retired after 32 years as a professor in the department of art history and design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. Survivors include a sister, Lynn Huncovsky; and his former wife, Mary Miss.
David J. Gulliford, Feb. 20. Survivors include a brother, Andrew Gulliford ’75.
John R. Stillman, April 26, at his home on the Yellowstone River in Montana. John served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded a Purple Heart. He established the Stillman Endowed Fund for the CC Art Department to support art exhibits and in honor of his parents, the late Harold Jr. and Jean Broderick Stillman, both class of ’39. An avid outdoorsman and artist, John operated a ranch in Faith, S.D., for 30 years, as well as the family ranch in Livingston. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Diane; children Elaine Stillman Uehlein ’02, her husband, Christian Uehlein ’02, Zinn Stillman and Tyson Stillman; and granddaughter Elise Uehlein. He was predeceased by an uncle, Robert Stillman ’33.
Roy A. Oldehoeft, Feb. 8, in Colorado Springs, at age 82. He received a master’s degree in mathematics from CC and for 30 years taught math at West Junior High and Holmes Junior High schools and became mathematics department chairman. He served as treasurer in the Colorado Springs Teachers Association and in 1987 was honored with the Outstanding Colorado Teaching Excellence Award. Roy also worked as a licensed funeral director and helped develop the Rock of Ages Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Barbara DeBoer ’65; and two daughters, Staci Christensen and Kari Mandell. His first wife, Mary Jean Beadle, predeceased him.
Frederick A. Dickinson, March 7. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Yorty.
John Tyler Makepeace, June 14. He received a juris doctor degree from the University of Colorado and worked in private practice as a lawyer. Survivors include his wife, Julie.
Florrie Harton Marquette, June 4. Survivors include a son, Ron; and his wife, Diana Sanborn Marquette ’67.
Patricia Gordon League, Feb. 26 in Colorado Springs. She worked in accounting and was an avid volunteer, including at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, where she was on the board for four terms and was instrumental in the African Rift Valley exhibit. Survivors include her husband, Dan; her daughter Amanda Mallinger Jozsa ’03; and their sons, Davis and Emmett. She also had four stepchildren, Mike, Burt, Stacey, and Brian League.
Eric Lanz Meythaler, June 3, in his home in Salida, Colo. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in political philosophy and a master’s degree in elementary education from CC. He taught at Longfellow Elementary School in Salida for 27 years and made stitch pictures, published magazine articles about tokens and historical events, and refereed soccer. Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn.
John “Tuna Boat” Monteiro, March 26, in a car crash close to his home in Sao Paolo, Brazil, where he was a professor of anthropology. The ninth highest scorer in CC soccer history, he was a “quiet giant,” known for making precision shots. For the past 19 years, he worked at UNICAMP University, where he was responsible for consolidating the study of Amerindians and of the Indigenous Movement from a historical angle. He was one of the co-founders of the Centro Survivo de Pesquinsa em Etnologia Indigen and recently had been elected director of the Institute de Filosofia e Ciencias Humanas. Survivors include his wife, Helena; and two sons, Alvaro and Thomas.
Carol Gordon Yoke, May 7, unexpectedly in her sleep in Highlands Ranch, Colo. She was 56. At CC, she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. Carol defined the term “soccer mom,” taking her children Preston, Mackenzie, and Logan to practice and games all over the country. She also worked in the family restaurant business as the bookkeeper.
Stoddard King, June 21, 2012, in San Diego, Calif. He was a talented designer and manufacturer of architectural stonework. He is survived by his mother Luanne; and brothers Jeffrey, Donovan, and Peter King.
Amy McGee Osborne, June 11. Survivors include her husband, Thomas; and sons Andrew and James.
Eddy Mark Bailey, Jan. 29, a resident of Flippin, Ark. He received a bachelor’s degree in geology from CC and served on the submarine USS Narwhal as a nuclear power operator during the Vietnam War. He worked as a geologist and geophysicist in oil and gas exploration. He loved the outdoors and camping. His wife of 40 years, Carole, survives, along with a son, Nicholas.
Robyn Richey Piz, March 2. A thoughtful, spiritual soul with a clever wit and warm heart, Robyn cherished her time with her border collies and her horse. Survivors include her parents, Jim and Betty Richey; and siblings Kathy, Nancy, and Jeff.
Jeffrey R. Karas, June 24, in Parker, Colo., from leukemia. He was 53. Jeff’s degree from CC in business administration/marketing led him to a successful career in medical sales. He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and played on the CC soccer team for one year and the football team for three years. He also played intramural hockey. Jeff was known for being generous, wise, funny, and caring. Survivors include his high school sweetheart and wife of 25 years, Heather; and children Marina and Michael.
Alison Edwards O’Hara, July 20, at age 50 of complications from breast cancer. After CC, she received a juris doctor degree from the University of Colorado Law School and was chairwoman of the board of Follett Corporation, a family owned company based in River Grove, Ill. Her life outside the office revolved around her family. Among survivors are her husband, James Barasa; three children, Amanda, Trevor. and Tucker; and three stepchildren, Eliza, Jimmy, and Gina.
Rory D. Idler, March 23, in a car crash near Arnegard, N.D. He was 30. An avid rugby player and captain of the CC team in his senior year, Rory graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international political economy. He worked for several major political campaigns in Colorado and Nevada and had recently relocated to Alexander, N.D., where he founded Roryality LLC and was in the process of developing land to farm. He had a passion for traveling and was involved with a nonprofit organization for foreign improvement called Boots for Peace. He also enjoyed hunting with his dog, Holiday. A practical joker, a strong faith, and a helping heart were his main characteristics. Survivors include his parents, Randy and Patricia Idler; and a brother, Randy.
Alicia Dawn Robertson, July 12, in Colorado Springs. She was 34. She received her master’s degree in teaching from CC and was a well-loved high school art teacher and tennis coach. She also coached her son’s soccer team. A contemporary artist with a love for color, she is survived by her son; her parents, Dan and Donna Robertson; siblings Kristy Doty, and Matthew and Adam Robertson.
Scott K. Winkler, June 12, unexpectedly at his parents’ home in his native country of Norway. He was 23. Scheduled to start play with the Texas Stars this season, Scott graduated on May 20 from CC with a bachelor’s degree in economics. The hockey forward was drafted in the third round by the Stars in 2008. He played four seasons at CC and had 63 points (24 goals, 39 assists) in 120 career games. He had career highs of 13 goals and 28 points for the Tigers last season. He came to the United States in 2007 and played for Cedar Rapids in the U.S. Hockey League the year he was drafted by Dallas. In addition to club play, he played three games for the Norway men’s national ice hockey team during the Euro Ice Hockey Challenge in Slovenia in 2011. His parents, Rodney and Anne Karin Winkler, and a sister, Karina, survive. Friends
Gloria Boesche Gambucci, June 19. Wife of Andre Gambucci ’53, who survives. Other survivors include five children, Kristine, Lisa, Laura, Peter, and Gino.
Judith Mitchell Noyes, June 21, in Colorado Springs. Mother of Cate Noyes Boddington and mother-in-law of Tim Boddington ’72. Co-owner of Chinook Bookshop with her husband, Dick, who also survives.
Herman Zwinger, June 7, husband of Ann Haymond Zwinger, noted naturalist and frequent faculty member in CC’s Southwest Studies program. Herman helped organize Ann’s papers, which are filed in Tutt Library.
In Memoriam: Faculty
Ruth Sadowsky died Dec. 5, 2012, in her Berkeley, Calif., home, two weeks short of turning 97. She was an associate professor of music at CC for 10 years and was well known around the nation for being an impeccable pianist and teacher. She also toured on the U.S. State Department Cultural Exchange Program. In the 1940s, she lived in New York City and gave recitals in Carnegie Hall and Town Hall and was a soloist with the Boston Symphony and Denver Symphony. She performed worldwide, in England, Austria, Mexico, Chile, and Uruguay. She was a member of the Berkeley Piano Club for 31 years and its president 1990-91. She is survived by her son, Fred Morton. Her husband, Rand Morton, died in 1998.
Douglas Freed, professor emeritus of psychology, died June 18 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83. His friends and family remember a kind and thoughtful man who was energetic and animated in the classroom and whose wise counsel and measured words helped bring about the Block Plan. Until just a few years ago, he was a familiar figure in downtown coffee shops, where he sat, book in hand, reading and chatting with longtime friends and new acquaintances. Freed, who came to Colorado College in 1956 after earning a doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Minnesota, was one of a handful of professors who loved teaching the Freedom and Authority class in the years before the college adopted the Block Plan in 1970. Freed also was involved in the early thinking and planning for what is now the Master of Arts in Teaching program. Both experiences informed Freed as he became a persuasive voice in faculty deliberations about the Block Plan.
He was a dedicated teacher as well, and team-taught courses with many other professors in other disciplines, including the late sociology professor Eli Boderman; English professors John Simons, Dan Tynan, and the late Ruth Barton; German professor Dirk Baay; religion professor Sam Williams; classics professor Owen Cramer as well as his wife, Spanish professor Maria Daniels, among others.
Maria Daniels, professor emerita of Spanish and Freed’s wife since 1984, said he had struggled with memory loss and later Alzheimer’s, for about 10 years. “It took a lot of stamina,” she said. He maintained his sweetness and good cheer throughout the illness, always working with his friends and family to cope.
Besides Daniels and Elaine Freed, Douglas Freed is survived by sons Casey Freed and David Freed, both of Portland, Ore., and Maria’s three brothers and their families.