Weddings & Celebrations


JoAnn Lucero and Jeff Waldrop, March 28, 2015. They reside in Georgetown, Texas.


Garrett Adams and Anne Brooks, December, 2014, in Portland, Maine.

Births & Adoptions


Jessica Packard and Evan Riles, a son, Whittaker Gray, March 10, 2015.


Sabina and Joseph Mehta Scott, a son, Soren Neil, May 15, 2014.


Ruthie and Greg Lestikow, a daughter, Evelyn Dana, March 18, 2015.

John Robert and Eve Ardell Lanham ’06, a son, Nathan Schager Lanham, Nov. 12, 2014.



Isabel Pedersen Gordon, Feb. 10, in Westport, Connecticut, at age 98. A children’s book illustrator, Isabel was most known for “The Shadow Book,” published in 1960 by Harcourt, Brace & Co. She also was a photographer and documented the transformation of the Monarch butterfly, then lectured on her findings. Isabel belonged to the High Tide Club, a group that swam from May through November at Westport’s Burying Hill Beach. A son, Richard, survives. Her husband, Richard, preceded her in death.

Joanne Guy Lee Wilson Smyth McLeister, Jan. 31, 2014. She was 95. Joanne loved her time at CC and had a big heart and a lust for life. She loved to dance, play Scrabble, be involved in the community, and always presented a well-coiffed appearance. Survivors include her children, Rick Smyth, Joanne Guy, and Nancy Smyth; stepchildren Ruth Annan and Jane Opperman; and cousin Elizabeth Hanger Van Schooneveld ’50 and her husband Glenn Van Schooneveld ’48.


Richard “Spike” Renshaw Neill III, Nov. 6, 2014, in McLean, Virginia. Following full military honors, the U.S. Army retired lieutenant colonel was laid to rest beside his wife of 60 years, Patricia, at Arlington National Cemetery. Survivors include children Susan Debus, Cathleen Beltz, and Dennis Neill; a cousin, George Sauer ’51; and a niece, Cornelia Ritchie ’72. Along with his wife, a son, Richard R. Neill IV, a brother, Robert Neill ’44 and a sister, Hildegard Ritchie ’39, preceded him in death.

Elizabeth B. Bricker, July 4, 2014, in Denver. She was 79. She married John W. Bricker and was a homemaker and sold Tupperware and Amway products. Survivors include her children, Richard and Kathryn Mann; and a brother, Howard F. Bramley.


Richard “Dick” Wood Kincade, Feb. 12, in Divide, Colorado. After graduating from CC, he joined the Navy as an aviator and flew missions during the Korean War and served as flight deck commander during the Vietnam War. He also built and installed the first anti-missile devices on U.S. military aircraft. Dick retired and founded three racquetball clubs in Nebraska, became the National Masters Champion in singles and doubles multiple times, and in 2008 was inducted into the U.S. Masters Racquetball Hall of Fame. He is survived by four children, Ellie, Rick, Ginny, and Susie; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, who carry on his family legacy of a love for the outdoors. His wife, Phyllis, died May 27, 2014.


Gail Sedgwick Horton, April 1, in Littleton, Colorado. She married her college sweetheart, Edward Bennett Horton ’47, and they raised five daughters. Gail was devoted to her family, hosting gatherings for more than 50 years. She loved games, puzzles, tennis, bowling, gardening, and learning new skills, from building a grandfather clock to teaching herself to play the organ. Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Sullivan, Patty Mygatt, Suzy Witt, Katy West, and Amy Napp. Her husband died in 2003.

Jane Edwards Trefts Myhre, Dec. 3, 2014. She was a psychology major and a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at CC. One of her favorite activities was riding the CC ski bus with her classic wooden skis to the Pikes Peak Ski Area. After graduation, Jane worked for IBM before marrying George Trefts and raising four children. The family moved to the Palos Verdes Peninsula in California in 1953, where she was active in church and community activities and in the real estate industry. Survivors include her son, Stephen Trefts ’71 and daughter-in-law Carole Trefts ’71. Her husband, Herbert Myhre, died in 2013.


Kathryn “Bunny” Houston Meyer Stewart, Jan. 23, in Ayer, Massachusetts. She was 91. She graduated from CC with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and worked with her husband, David, at Carlisle Engineering Management. She founded “The Shirley Volunteer” and was active in her church and the community, including as an adult Girl Scout leader. She loved music, bird watching, sailing, and skiing. Her husband of 64 years died in 2012. The couple’s five children, Carol, Susan, Nancy, Joan, and David, survive.

Kathleen Church Hughes, April 27, in Lake Stevens, Washington. She received a bachelor’s degree in fine art and was a Navy wife, living in 19 different homes in 16 years. She and her husband, Russell, had three children, Deborah, Darrell, and Kim, and moved to La Habra, California. She co-founded the North Orange County Child Guidance Center, was active in PTA, Republican Women, and her church, and earned a second bachelor’s degree in counseling. Her husband and son preceded her in death.

Jeane Robinson Tharratt, May 24, 2014, in Walnut Creek, California. She worked for Aero Jet in Danville and H&R Block for many years and enjoyed being a mother and wife. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Robert; and her children, Tamra Converse, Scott Bailey, Robert Bailey, and Gwen Tharratt. She was preceded in death by her first grandson, Erik Bailey.


Lee Clarke Clement, June 11, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Survivors include her three daughters, Sheila Clement, Cindy Clement, and Marcia Breit. Her husband of 61 years, C. Franklin Clement, died Aug. 28, 2008. Lee was a Kappa Kappa Gamma, and a member of the Woman’s Educational Society, the 50 Year Club of Colorado College, and CC’s 1874 Society. She also was a founding board member of Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and a member of the Junior League of Colorado Springs, Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church, and the Pikes Peak Opera League, among other Colorado Springs’ organizations. Lee’s interests varied from classical music and opera to playing golf and backpacking in earlier years. She and Frank had the opportunity to travel worldwide, though one of her most favorite getaways was her beloved family mountain cabin outside Evergreen.

Carol Prange Drake, March 15, in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, at age 91. She and her former husband, Philip Drake, had three children, David, Nathaniel, and Marcia. A caring mother, grandmother, and friend, Carol was on the Junior League and the First Aid Squad in Short Hills, New Jersey, where she lived for 50 years, and enjoyed golf, tennis, and hosting guests at her beach cottage in East Dennis, Massachusetts.


Marilyn Lamb Brown, May 11, in Beloit, Kansas. Her inner and outer beauty was evident in her pursuits as an artist, poet, homemaker, and musician. She was a lifelong member of Temple Beth Israel and a tireless volunteer who worked elections and knitted lap blankets for seniors. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Drexel Brown ’45; and a son, Richard. Surviving are her son, Tandy Brown, and daughter Christy Metz.


Charles Allison Osborne Jr., Feb. 8, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. In 1944, while at CC in the Navy V-12 program, he was on the football team that played in the Bond Bowl game at the University of Denver. Chuck retired after 35 years with Arnold Engineering Development Complex, a ground-based test flight facility of the U.S. Air Force. He was superintendent of the Sunday school at First United Methodist Church in Tullahoma, and delivered Meals on Wheels to seniors for 18 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah, and a son, Chuck. His daughter, Cindy Williamson, survives.

Mary Ann Sullivan Russell, Jan. 24, in Georgetown, Texas. She was 88. At CC, she majored in romance languages and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Mary Ann volunteered at the Kimball Art Museum in Fort Worth, the Woman’s Club, and her church. She and her husband, Roy, hosted guests at their lake home. Survivors include a son, Jim. She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Ken.

Harrison Ford “Red” Betts, March 1, 2014, in Culver City, California. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a Reserve member, where he was awarded 17 medals, including the Navy Cross and four bronze stars. Red owned Betts-Sine Lumber Co. for many years and was an executive at Santa Monica Commercial Co. He had leadership roles at the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the YMCA, and the Presbyterian Church. Red received many community commendations and awards, including Man of the Year. His wife of 65 years, Helen “Kit,” survives, along with their children, sons Tom and Rick, and daughter Jody.

Nancy “Nan” Ruth Pease, May 11, in Johnston, Rhode Island, at age 89. She received a bachelor’s degree in art from CC and created sculpture, paintings, photography, jewelry, and etchings well into her 70s. For 18 years she was a social caseworker for the Department of Human Services serving Newport and Jamestown. She also worked on projects for the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts and was an environmental activist. Nan’s backyard was a “little Eden,” and she was known as being intense, authentic, and genuine. Survivors include a sister, Ginna Roberts.


John Spencer Light, June 10, 2014, in Pueblo, Colorado. He was 86. CC awarded him a basketball and tennis scholarship, and he earned a bachelor’s degree in art education. He worked for Interstate Gas Co. in Colorado Springs from 1949 to 1982, retiring as chief chemist. He played tennis, was an accomplished artist, and loved foraging for mushrooms and traveling in the family camper trailer. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Alma Jean Dillingham Light ’48; and their children, Jean and Doug.

William “Bill” Roland Cooke, Jan. 26, in Sacramento, California. Retired from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as a groundwater geologist, Bill was proud to serve in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; and children Angie, Michael, and Cathi.


George Neeland Allebrand, Sept. 20, 2014. He attended CC and received his bachelor’s degree and doctor of philosophy from the University of Southern California. George’s great-uncle, George Allebrand 1909, served on CC’s Board of Trustees and helped establish a Sigma Chi chapter at CC. Survivors include his son, Kent Neeland Allebrand ’77 and daughter-in-law Brier Turpin Allebrand ’79. He was preceded in death by his uncle; his wife, Janice; and a cousin, Frank Hoag Jr. ’30.

Harold “Hal” Doidge Lowry, Oct. 24, 2014, at age 86. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War and became a mechanical engineer with a career at Eastman Kodak Co., until his retirement in 1986. Hal was a woodworker, hunter, sailor, trumpet player in the Irondequoit Concert Band, and supporter of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He and his wife, Polly, traveled around the world until she died in 2007. Three children survive: Harold Jr., Thomas, and Susan Morehouse. He also was preceded in death by spouse Mary Robison.

Eugene Stewart Passmore, May 5, in Lubbock, Texas, at age 86. He was a member of the Beta Theta Pi national fraternity and worked for Bruckner Truck Sales as office manager, where he retired in 1990. Eugene also served as staff sergeant at Amarillo Air Base and was named honor graduate of the B-47 Specialized School. He was a charter member of the Lakeridge Methodist Church and became a member of the Singing Plainsmen Lubbock Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, in 1963. Among survivors are his wife, Ann; and children Sean, Suzanne Passmore and Laura Lascano. A son, Robert, preceded him in death.


Van Hilton Allen, Dec. 30, 2014. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from CC.

John S. “Jack” Gray Jr., March 15, in Gary, Indiana, at age 88. He served as an Army paratrooper stationed in Germany. After earning a business degree at CC, Jack joined his father’s business in East Chicago, Ill., and expanded to include trucking. The company grew to 1,000 employees. His funeral procession was led by a signature red and gray company truck. Survivors include his wife, Sue; children John, Gayle, and Donna; stepdaughters Lisa and Cindy; a sister, Pat Gray Thomas ’54; and a niece, Devin C. Nadar ’12.

Stephen Young Hord, May 9, in San Francisco, California. He grew up in Lake Forest, Ill., and graduated from Fountain Valley High School in Colorado Springs and CC and moved to San Francisco in the late ’60s, where he lived on Russian Hill. He worked in the investment business and became an investment counselor before retiring in 1992. He was an avid tennis player, fisherman, and skier with a keen appreciation for the natural world. Survivors include his son, Peter Heckler; and his sister, Brent Malarkey.


Harold “Buck” Caulfield Ingersoll, April 12, in his home south of Colorado Springs. Buck was a man of few words, but his kindness and generosity spoke volumes. He was a passionate philanthropist and champion of wildlife and the environment. He was humble, a good friend to many, and loved for his subtle wit. Buck worked in communications with Cheyenne Propagation Co. and had co-owned Twelve Mile Ranch southwest of Fairplay, Colorado. He was a member of the 1874 Society. His father, Harold Ingersoll, was a CC trustee from 1932 to 1934. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; and a niece, Ann Borchert Slather ’64.

John Farley Lurkins, April 4, in Paonia, Colorado. He received a teaching certificate from Michigan State University and served as a drill sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He received a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Colorado and became a professor there. He moved to Paonia with his son, Joel, in 1972 and enjoyed gardening, meditation, helping kids with their baseball skills, “porch talk” with Joel’s friends, classical music, and creating art.

Donald H. Montgomery, Jan. 25, in Palm Bay, Florida. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart in Italy in 1943. Donald earned a physics degree at CC and retired as an electronics engineer. He enjoyed fishing. He was a member of the Legacy Society, including Barnes. Survivors include his sons, David and Robert. He was preceded in death by his wife, Retha.

Robert Charles Malowney, May 10, in Colorado Springs. An Eagle Scout, Robert attended CC on a football scholarship and met and married Jeanne Cooper. He graduated from the University of Colorado Medical School in 1957 and served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. He went into private practice as a cardiovascular surgeon, authored many articles for medical journals, and was instrumental in the development of the heart valve prosthetic. Survivors include his wife, Kay; and three children, Pamela Malowney-Lengerich ’78, Patrick Malowney, and Sherry Valenti.

Donald Dale Sockrider, April 29, in Payson, Arizona, from cancer. He graduated from CC with bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and education. His military career in the U.S. Air Force spanned 38 years, flying combat missions over Germany during World War II and the Korean War, and supplies into Vietnam as an Arizona Air National Guard member. He became a teacher and banker in civilian life, retiring in 1990 as senior budget analyst and assistant director of the Joint Legislature Budget Committee. His first wife, Joan Earl ’50, preceded him in death. Survivors include their children, Sandra Lacey, Kimball Sockrider, Susanne Bragg, and Donald Jr. Sockrider; his second wife, Isabella; and three stepchildren.


Barbara “Babs” Jean Ramming, April 1, 2014, in Ennis, Texas. She worked as a regional supervisor for 30 years for Liberty Mutual Insurance and was interested in photography. She also was manager and groundskeeper for a decade for the Walden neighborhood at Country Place, Carrollton, Texas.


Bruce Edwin Shepard, April 1, in Colorado Springs where he was born, raised, and lived his life. The Shepard family ran local grocery stores, where Bruce learned what it took to be successful and applied those lessons in building careers in insurance, real estate, and development. He and his brother, Bud, created the Village Seven subdivision in Colorado Springs. He also built a property management firm to include 2,000 apartment units and three shopping centers. Bruce was a man of quiet faith, who felt serving others was his greatest calling. He also served on Colorado Springs City Council and assisted in building the Olympic Training Center. His wife of 62 years, Anne, survives, along with their three daughters, LeAnn Shepard, Patty Haney, and SuEllen Shepard.

Karen Muench Sites, Feb. 26, in Starkville, Mississippi. She was 80. She served as a “worthy matron” of the Nova 436 Chapter O.E.S. in Merriam, Kansas. Two daughters, Hazel Hunt and Diedre Hendrickson, survive. Her husband of 56 years, Charles, died in 2012.

David Carroll Crotty, July 31, 2014, in Llano, Texas. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at CC. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War and then  became a real estate salesman. He liked following the stock market. His wife, Christine, survives, along with stepdaughter Lori Kriegh.


Robert “Bob” Allen Albee, Dec. 20, 2014, in Marion County, Illinois. A recipient of a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, and Silver and Bronze Battle Stars from the U.S. Army, Bob earned his bachelor’s degree from CC while serving in the Air Force Reserves. At graduation he was awarded the Alpha Kappa PSI Medallion for outstanding student in business administration and banking. Bob worked for Western Electric Accounting Department near Chicago until retiring in 1983 as department chief. He was a patriotic man who enjoyed discussing politics, playing cards, reading history books, and doing crossword puzzles. Bob and his late wife, Sharon Ayers, had nine children, three of whom preceded the couple in death.  Daughters Deborah, Judith, Teresa, Laura, Lisa, and Laura are among the survivors.

Dolores Jean Bradshaw, Feb. 11, in Parker, Colorado. She had many jobs, including as a medical technologist in Idaho and antique dealer in upstate New York. She started drawing and painting in her 60s, and loved playing bridge, the outdoors, and camping. She had a cat companion, Suki, and a male companion, Harry Gibson. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Bohland and Kathleen Harvey.

Lyndy Lock Foulk, Nov. 26, 2014, in Greeley, Colorado. She was 80. A 50-year member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Lyndy worked as an elementary school teacher in the Omaha Public Schools and then as a preschool teacher at Trinity Episcopal Church of Greeley. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and caring for her West Highland Terrier, Lily. She is survived by her husband, Arnold; a son, Douglas, and a daughter, Jennifer Nelson.

Helen Hay Wheeler, May 21, in Oviedo, Florida. Helen was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and family matriarch. She taught high school Honors, Advanced Placement, and Skills English at Oviedo High, where she received Teacher of the Year in 1991. A proud American, Helen earned a bachelor’s degree in history from CC and educated everyone on the meaning behind Independence Day, Pearl Harbor Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day. Among survivors are her husband, Robert; and three children, Jennifer Martin, and Craig and George Wheeler.


Marriner Craig Merrill, Jan. 28, in Bainbridge Island, Washington, of cancer. He was 79. While at CC, Craig met Helen McKenzie ’56, and they married following graduation and moved to Phoenix. Craig worked in banking and switched careers to community college administration when the couple moved to Washington in the early 1970s. He also worked as director of Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center. Craig enjoyed hiking, cross-country skiing, and volunteering. Survivors include his wife and daughters, Jennifer and Laura Hulme Merrill ’80, and son-in-law James Butler ’80.

Mary H. Johnson Underwood, Dec. 17, 2014, in Saddle Brooke, Arizona. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from CC and worked as an office manager. Her husband, John Northup Underwood ’57, survives.


Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson Moorhouse, Feb. 15, in California’s Napa Valley. Dottie, a feisty gal with lots of energy and purpose, was a master gardener, a gourmet chef, stellar entertainer, worldwide traveler, golfer, tennis player, and avid fly fisher. Survivors include three daughters from her first marriage, Edie Otis ’82, Jane Matthews, and Lee Breynaert. She also had stepchildren, Scott and Jan Moorhouse. Her second husband, Doug, passed away in 2012.

Gale Koschmann Nord, Nov. 29, 2014, in Albany, New York. She attended CC as a Boettcher Foundation Scholar and majored in zoology, history, and art. She worked at the Everglades National Park in Florida as an interpretive naturalist. It became a watershed life experience, honing her skills in photography, writing, and exhibit design. She lived for two years in a woodland cabin in the Adirondacks, then started a career as a veterinary technician. She had a lasting commitment to diamondback terrapins, rescued animals, and trees, painted her carved bird collection, and participated in Earthwatch trips to Scotland, Costa Rica, and Botswana. Her second husband, Richard, survives.


Michael Cudahy, Jr., April 17, at home in Carmel, California. He was 76. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at CC and became a member of the 1874 Society. He moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 1970 and sold the natural foods company he built, Rock Island Foods, in 2001 to Nestle International. He was a member of the Cypress Point Golf Club in Pebble Beach, California, and the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Maui, Hawaii. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Mary; three stepchildren; and cousins Daniel Cudahy Wilhelm ’72, Peter Jackson Wilhelm ’81, Laura Harvey Olds ’83 and her husband, Todd Olds ’83, and Caroline Brennan ’87. He was preceded in death by his brother, Huntington Cudahy ’65.


Lauri Anderson Parks Hatt, April 13, in Williamsburg, Michigan, after a decade-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. An ardent traveler, she sailed on four of the five Great Lakes. One of the highlights of her life was an ocean sailing trip with her son and daughter from Michigan to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. She was a lifelong athlete who enjoyed swimming, tennis, bowling, running, skiing, and golfing. She also played piano and bridge and was an outstanding hostess. Survivors include her husband, Stephen Hatt; children Jennifer, Megan, and Alex Parks; and stepchildren Cristen Carn and Whitney Chromy.


Robert Reinhold Carlson, Dec. 11, 2014, in Denver at age 71. He earned a chemistry degree at CC and worked for the U.S. Geological Survey for 35 years as a research chemist and then as a geologist after attending Colorado School of Mines. He spent his career surveying and mapping Western states and shared his love of the field with elementary school children. He also enjoyed British sports cars and toy trains. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Wendy; and their daughters, Mallory Carlson and Erika Warzel.

Art Basham, Jan. 8, in Los Gatos, California, of prostate cancer. He was 70. A former CC trustee and recipient of the 1995 Louis T. Benezet Award, Art was a distinguished ophthalmologist, affiliated with El Camino and Good Samaritan hospitals. He also made humanitarian mission trips to do cataract surgery in Baja, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Pakistan. Patients often paid him with a handful of eggs or a bouquet of flowers. He had an exuberance for life and wide knowledge of the arts, science, and social affairs, according to his good friend Ron Jackson ’67. The epitaph on his gravestone reads, “Surgeon, scholar, soulmate, and father.” Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Marilyn; and sons Ryan and Scott Basham ’01.


Susan Blend McKinlay Collins Harried, April 5, in Vero Beach, Florida, after a long battle with COPD. After graduating from CC, she began a lengthy teaching career, first in Denver, then in Stoughton, Massachusetts, where she implemented a student tutoring program at elementary schools, leading many students to follow in the teaching profession. Susan was loving, caring, and always helping others. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and keeping up with current events. Survivors include her husband, Olin; and children Matt Collins, Kelly Rietow, Kim Zaudtke, and Kerry Harried.


Michael “Mike” L. Runnels, Feb. 5, in Ruidoso, New Mexico, following heart surgery. He was 69. The former New Mexico lieutenant governor under Gov. Toney Anaya (1983-1987), Mike earned his law degree from the University of Texas and served three terms as district attorney in the 13th Judicial District over three New Mexico counties. He also served on the Santa Fe City Council. Mike was considered a hard-working, dedicated, and charismatic man who carried responsibilities well, particularly in local government and infrastructure. He was instrumental in the MainStreet New Mexico development, involving historic preservation. Among survivors are two sons, Joshua and Sean, along with his mother, Dorothy; and former spouse, Beth L. Harvat ’68. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold “Mud” Runnels, a U.S. Congressman from Southern New Mexico.

Lawrence Charles Schreiber, April 10, in Mesa, Arizona, of cancer. He received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Brigham Young University, where he met his wife, Tomie Loy Call. He worked for Maverik Country Stores in Oregon and Wyoming and owned with his family a resort. Larry was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and enjoyed being a Boy Scout leader, helping 50 teens achieve Eagle Scout. In addition to his wife, children Eric, Charles, Laurie, Rebecca, Jennifer, and Amanda, survive.


Duane Kenneth Mueller, March 31, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He received his master of arts degree from CC and became a high school teacher and principal before working as business manager of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He started building homes and moved on to constructing apartment buildings, schools, churches, and office buildings in Oklahoma. He and his wife, Cara Lee, also went on mission trips to Haiti, Sierra Leone, and West Africa, to do construction work. The couple had four children: Melody, David, Kevan, and Carole. Shawn was adopted in 1977. Duane will be remembered for his caring nature and servant leadership.


Richard “Dick” Ervin Holliday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Colorado Springs. He served in the U.S. Army and earned a master of arts degree in teaching at CC. He taught third through sixth grades at three elementary schools in Colorado Springs and retired after 22 years. He served on the ski patrol at two Colorado resorts, was known as a defender of wildlife, and enjoyed camping, hunting, photography, and art. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Marilyn; daughters Jennifer Sauer ’88 and Joanna.


James A. Heller, June 23, 2014, in Westerly, Rhode Island, at age 65. He earned an Associated Press award for reporting for The Reporter Dispatch in White Plains and later, as news editor, a second AP award for his page one make-up of the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II in May 1981. At the time of his death, he was a director of the Moore Company in Westerly, where he previously served as an executive for more than two decades. James also was a board member and chairman of the audit committee of Premium Power Corp., an alternative-energy company based in Reading, Massachusetts, and the owner of Greenville Plate Services of Greenville, Tennessee, a manufacturer of laser engraving plates. He also served as a longtime board member of Doing Art Together and will be remembered for his modesty, generosity, and devotion. He also was a strong CC supporter. Survivors include his wife, Pamela; children William Benjamin Heller II and Susan Taylor; and cousins Thomas Cohen ’68, Steven Cohen ’75, and Molly Cohen Yasuda ’98.


Linda Elaine James, March 27, 2014, in Jefferson City, Missouri, at age 63. She worked for the Department of Natural Resources and enjoyed gardening and her cats. She loved the Colorado mountains and skiing with friends.


Michael Kent Fosdick, April 14, in Denver. He was 63. A courtesy patroller with the Steamboat Springs Ski Patrol since 2007, Michael sustained serious injuries at the ski area and was flown to Denver Health Medical Center. He died surrounded by his family, wife, Martha Hartzell Fosdick ’72, son Tyler, daughter-in-law Bailey, daughter Amanda Fosdick Anzalone ’99, her husband, Kelly, and their son, Emmett, who fell asleep in his mother’s arms when Michael stopped breathing.


Stephen A. Koloskus, May 15.


James “Jim” Stuart Glasscock, Feb. 8 at his home in Longmont, Colorado, of polycystic kidney disease. He graduated from CC with a bachelor’s degree in history and worked as a writing tutor at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He sang and played the guitar, clarinet, and piano. He also hosted a program at KGNU Independent Community Radio for many years. Jim loved baseball and nurtured a concern for the environment and for social justice. He ran for state office as a Citizen’s Party candidate. He and his wife, Kathy Partridge, did gardening and beekeeping. Jim will be remembered for his curiosity, wit, magical sense of humor, and kindness. Along with his wife, survivors include daughters Jessie and Rosie; sisters Susan, Pam, and Laura; and a brother, Charles.


Theo Luckey Ditton, March 5, in Colorado Springs. Luckey graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in education, and taught physics and chemistry in the International Baccalaureate program at Palmer High. He received a master of arts degree in teaching from CC and met his wife, Janice Sadowsky, at summer seminars. Luckey loved politics, woodworking, cooking, and making music. He played in a band, The Blues Doctors, with fellow teachers. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Andreanna; and two stepdaughters, Kara Wichman and Heather Tobiasen.


James Stewart Mason, Jan. 1, of Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 49. He had survived a cancer diagnosis two times prior to the third diagnosis. He was a longtime volunteer at the Long Beach Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center and a benefits specialist at St. Mary Medical Center. James came to CC at age 16 and majored in business. He worked 15 years for Hallmark, traveling the country to help stores display greeting cards. He moved to Long Beach in the 1990s and was a pharmaceutical sales representative before volunteering at the LGBTQ Center. Chris Meraz, James’s boyfriend of five years, said of him, “James always cared about everyone’s well-being.” He will be remembered for his smile, his ability to connect people, and his eagerness to help.


Susan Mary Searle, Dec. 14, 2014, in Alameda, California, suddenly, at age 49. She worked in the information technology field at Sybase, Health Systems Design, Williams-Sonoma, and most recently, Gracenote. She was active in social causes and will be remembered for her intellect, adventurous spirit, and cooking skills. Survivors include her children, Patrick, Madeline, and Daniel.


Christopher Wilson Collins, March 30, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, unexpectedly, at age 31. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and pre-med from CC and was scheduled to start the physician’s assistant program at Quinnipiac University in May. He had worked at American Medical Response of Bridgeport for eight years as a paramedic, supervisor, and role model. At CC, he was a founder and leader of COOL Science, an outreach program to students in Colorado Springs. He also founded an EMS organization on campus to train the community in CPR and first aid. In 2008, he received the Fairfield County Life Saving Award from the American Red Cross and other recognitions for a successful cardiac arrest resuscitation. His wife, Adrianna Schultz Collins, and two daughters, Michaela and Audrey, survive.


Dorian N. De Long, May 2, in Arvada, Colorado, unexpectedly at age 44. Known for having an irrepressible spirit, tremendous energy, and a formidable work ethic, Dorian loved music, the arts, and education. He received a master’s in education degree with an emphasis on the humanities from CC. Dorian taught high school social studies and was instrumental in Colorado lawmakers passing a bill in 2010  for all public schools to provide education in the visual and performing arts and have it be recognized in graduation guidelines. Survivors include his wife, Shaylyn Marie De Long ’10; and daughter Evie.


KRCC supporter Lori Ellen Cohen, Oct. 4, 2014, in Colorado Springs of breast cancer. A chiropractor and holistic healthcare provider for more than 30 years, Lori loved the Colorado lifestyle and had a bench carved out of burned timber installed at a spot in Red Rock Canyon that she favored after a hike or run. The inscription, “What a Perfect Day!”

Raymond Charles Arthur Purl, a friend of CC and father of Linda Purl, Feb. 5. His wife, Marshelline Patton Purl, preceded him in death.

Paul Cahn and Erna Suwinarsih, Feb. 18, father and mother of Amanda Ariella Cahn ’16.

Margaret Jeanne Frankville, Oct. 19. 2014, wife of the late Dominick D. Frankville ’58.

Geraldine Lilja, July 24, 2014. She was a member of the 1874 Society and was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Leonard Lilja ’48.

Barnes Society member and life member of the President’s Council, Joseph Fribley Phelps, April 15, father of Laurie Elizabeth Phelps Anderson ’78; Lynn Phelps Finch ’81; and William Hensel Phelps ’76.

A well-known and beloved presence on campus, Sandy Evanego Papuga May 10, in her home in Colorado Springs, following a three-year struggle with metastatic lung cancer. She was 66. Sandy worked at CC for 25 years as the office coordinator for the History Department. She also was the wedding coordinator at Shove Memorial Chapel for many weddings, where a memorial celebration of her life was held on May 14. Sandy and her husband, John, her high school sweetheart from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, who worked as a CC groundskeeper, relocated to Colorado Springs in 1988. Survivors include John and the couple’s two children, Angela and Jeremy. Sandy will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, Nana, and great friend.