Births & Adoptions
Rachel DePuy ’00, a son, Theodore “Teddy” Izsak, Aug. 9, 2019, in Missoula, Montana.
Weddings & Celebrations
Sara Fry ’96 and Beau Seegmiller, Nov. 21, 2018, in Boise, Idaho.
Angela Schillaci ’06 and Greg Dihlmann-Malzer, Aug. 3, 2019, Telluride, Colorado.
Annisa Harsha ’10 and Matt Kerns ’10, Sept. 14, 2019, in Graeagle, California.
Christina Yong ’10 and Nicholas Rouse, June 15, 2019, in Littleton, Colorado.
Tim Hughes ’10 and Erika Keim, Sept. 8, 2019, in Poulsbo, Washington.
Carola Lovering Crane ’11 and Rob Crane, September 2019, in Manchester, Vermont.
Helen Anda ’11 and James Eichner ’11, Dec. 14, 2019, in Santa Barbara, California.
Anna Naden ’15 and Hannah Tilden ’16, Sept. 7, 2019, in Snohomish, Washington.
Martha “Marty” S. Potter, a Kappa Alpha Theta at CC, worked for TWA as an airline hostess. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grafton Potter, and is survived by daughters Martha Sue Lovejoy, Mary Louise Waye, son Grafton Potter Jr., nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She passed away on Sept. 24, 2019, at age 104 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Penelope “Penny” Ann Corya passed away on July 19, 2019, 11 days shy of her 96th birthday. An English major, she belonged to the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and earned her master’s degree from CC. Penny was a dance instructor, performing in competitive ballroom dancing well into her 70s. She was also a proofreader for Curtis Publishing and an elementary school teacher.
Grace “Bunny” Haff Blood-Smyth Wanner, a member of Delta Gamma, was born, raised, lived, and died in Denver. She was a Denver lover and historian until her death on Dec. 4, 2019, at the age of 95. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack Wanner, and is survived by daughters, Jan Cody Wanner ’73 and Gail Wanner, Swinson and four grandchildren.
Miriam “Mimi” Slosky taught elementary school in Denver after volunteering as a counselor at the Fort Carson Army Mental Health Center during WWII. Miriam ended up a counselor at the East Side Mental Health Center in Denver. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother twice over. She passed away on Oct. 5, 2019.
Thomas Rallis served in WWII in Augsburg, Germany. He moved to Tucson, Arizona, in 1949 where he owned and operated several popular restaurants. Tom was involved in politics and a community leader in Tucson, where he passed away on Oct. 19, 2019, at age 99.
Barbara Guy Parker died on July 25, 2019, in Grand Junction, Colorado. She was Vail, Colorado’s first postmistress and also a psychiatric social worker for Colorado West Regional Center after working in real estate. Barbara was an avid painter and is survived by a daughter, a son, and two grandchildren.
Janice Long Welty was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Nugget staff during her time at CC. Janice worked for the Raytheon Company and in investment banking. All three of her children are graduates of CC — Linda Welty Teves ’77, Bruce E. Welty ’79, and Russel Welty ’82. Janice passed away on Nov. 12, 2019, in Denver, Colorado.
Joan Woelflin Thompson passed away on Dec. 18, 2019, at age 92 in Branford, Connecticut. She met her husband, Robert Thompson, at CC and they had three children — Judith Lysaker ’76, William Thompson, and Cynthia Thompson — as well as nine grandchildren. Joan received a BA in sociology from CC and she loved reading, gardening, and playing bridge with friends.
Jeanne C. Davis, age 79, was laid to rest May 19, 2019, in Lincolnshire, Illinois. She was a Gamma Phi Beta and a psychology major at CC and worked as a substitute teacher. Jeanne had three children and four grandchildren and was predeceased by her husband, Harry C. Davis.
Cynthia Milton Weber was a Gamma Phi Beta and art major at CC. She established the Cynthia Milton Weber 1950 Fund to support the Fine Arts Department at CC. She was the owner of Townscapes Fine Art Prints and director and treasurer of the Monterey Historical Society. A beloved mother and grandmother, Cynthia was laid to rest on May 3, 2019, in Monterey, Massachusetts.
Wilfred “Will” G. Perkins studied business administration and joined men’s basketball, the Honor Council, and Sigma Chi at CC. Will succeeded his father to become the owner/president of Perkins Motor Company. He is survived by his wife, Bess, four children, 14 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Will passed away in Colorado Springs on Oct. 19, 2019.
Richard “Dick” Nash Hall Jr., a Beta Theta Pi and CC golfer, was active duty Marine Corps in Korea. He left the service with a Purple Heart, raised his family, and launched a long career in investment management. Dick died on Oct. 28, 2019, at his home in Boulder, Colorado.
Emma Jane “EJ” Evangelos, a Kappa Kappa Gamma and Spanish major, was the office manager for the Legislative Council Service at the State Capitol in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for 30 years. EJ died on Nov. 20, 2019, and is survived by a son, two daughters, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a niece, and one brother.
Joseph B. Barron was a Sigma Chi and a triple major in zoology, chemistry, and business at CC. Joseph worked as a stockbroker for 48 years. An avid fisherman, Joseph passed away on Sept. 3, 2019, in Colorado Springs, leaving his wife, five children, 13 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren behind.
Gilbert “Gil” Fellingham Weiskopf, lifetime member of the Colorado College Alumni Association, had a 34-year career with Sears, Roebuck & CO. Gil was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean Trotter ’54, and is survived by his sons, Gilbert George and Thomas Edward. He died on Oct. 3, 2019, in Denver, following respiratory complications.
Anthony “Tony” M. Kimball, a Sigma Chi, joined the U.S. Air Force where he was a radar observer in the 465th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. Tony then worked in sales his entire career. An avid water, snow, and kite skier, Tony died at home in Rome, New York, on Nov. 30, 2019, after a mighty battle with leukemia.
Milburne Edgar “Mel” Kensinger was a pioneer in the land title business in Colorado after serving in the Navy. He also served on the CC Athletic Board and was a Phi Gamma Delta, men’s basketball player, and senior class president. Mel passed away on Nov. 12, 2019, in Colorado Springs.
Barbara K. Stine passed away in Tucson, Arizona, on Sept. 15, 2019. At CC, Barbara was a Gamma Phi Beta and she met her husband there. She worked as an executive secretary and medical transcriptionist and was an avid volunteer with organizations like the National Association of Rocketry as their secretary/office manager.
Larry DeWitt Thomas studied psychology at CC and then worked as an accountant and social worker. Larry loved camping with his wife in the Rocky Mountains and caring for his many different types of pets. Larry passed away in Colorado Springs on Dec. 19, 2018. He is survived by three daughters and five grandchildren.
Margaret “Mimi” V. Gravette passed away in Arlington, Virginia, on Oct. 13, 2019. After college, she worked as a stewardess for United Airlines. She was a devoted military spouse, traveling the world while raising their three children. Margaret’s love of travel led to a long and successful career as a travel agent.
Robert R. Lovejoy was a first-generation student at CC. He enjoyed a long career in hospital administration, including 20 years as president of the Waltham Hospital in Massachusetts. Upon retirement, he started the Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm. Robert passed away in West Newbury, Massachusetts, on Oct. 24, 2019, just shy of 89.
A men’s basketball player and Kappa Sigma at CC, Culver “Cal” Hooker grew up in southeastern Wisconsin. After college, he found the Superstition Mountains near Phoenix, which he loved and never left. He also had an infinite love for dogs. Cal passed away peacefully in his home on June 7, 2018.
Gerald Esch was a Charles M. Allen Professor of Biology, dean of the Graduate School and chair of the Department of Biology at Wake Forest University. CC honored him with the Louis T. Benezet Award in 1992. Gerald passed away on Dec. 18, 2019, in Woodland Park, Colorado.
A Phi Gamma Delta, Richard “Dick” Wiegandt played football at CC. Dick worked 37 years for FM Global, retiring as regional vice president. He and his wife hiked the lengthy Buckeye Trail and did a Grand Circle Cruise around the eastern United States on their boat. Dick passed away on Oct. 10, 2019, in Cuyahoga, Ohio.
Francis “Frank” Andrew Lotrich was a high school chemistry teacher in Colorado, on the Jicarilla Apache reservation in Dulce, New Mexico, and in Australia. He participated in men’s track and field and was a Beta Theta Pi at CC. Frank died in Rocky Ford, Colorado, on Oct. 5, 2019.
Susan Nabors Fisher passed away on June 30, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta. Susan loved exploring the outdoors with her family and was always camping, hiking, skiing, riding her horse, or capturing it with watercolors. Susan traveled to all seven continents and leaves behind a large and loving family spanning to eight grandchildren.
James A. Cotton served as a captain in the Army during the Vietnam War. After CC and law school, he joined the IBM Law Department. After retirement, James became associate professor of law at Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law. James passed away in Colorado Springs on Sept. 11, 2019.
Dale Shaw played tennis and studied mathematics at CC. He received advanced degrees in math and statistics and had a long career as a professor of research and statistics at the University of Northern Colorado. Dale left a loving family behind on Nov. 16, 2019, in his longtime home of Greeley, Colorado.
James Swann passed away on July 5, 2019, leaving behind his wife, Beverly Tabery.
Col. Joseph “Mike” Romero, USMC, a resident of Bosque Farms, New Mexico, passed away on Nov. 8, 2019. He was an outstanding athlete and earned a football scholarship to CC. He had a 40-year career in the Marines going from teaching junior ROTC to serving as assistant to the chief of staff services in Quantico, Virginia.
Anne Foster studied education at CC and taught elementary school. She received a master’s degree in school administration from the University of Colorado and was promoted to principal at Ute Pass Elementary School in Colorado Springs and then Manitou Springs Elementary. Anne passed away on Nov. 11, 2019, in Colorado Springs.
William Alexander Ferguson, DDS, had a dental practice in Longmont, Colorado. Following retirement and years of travel, he lived in St. Helena, California, where he died on Sept. 11, 2019, at 77 following a stroke. He is survived by his wife, Connie, two children, and four grandchildren. Bill’s father, William Ferguson Sr. had a 20-year career at Colorado College in the Admission Office and as director of student aid.
Ann Doremus, a member of the Delta Gamma sorority at CC, was a caterer and volunteer. She is survived by her brother, Ted Doremus. She passed away on Dec. 27, 2019, at age 76.
Marta Phipps Talman, a Kappa Kappa Gamma, loved playing sports, including golf, bowling, and skiing. Marta loved the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies. She was very involved in the Junior League in Denver, along with the Denver Debutante Ball. Marta passed away on Oct. 17, 2017.
Jack K. Emerick earned a MAT at CC and taught in the Air Academy School District for 36 years. Jack was also an active leader in the Boy Scouts and received the “Kadet Award” for his tireless support of Air Academy High School athletics. Jack passed away on Dec. 2, 2019, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Sherill Specht was part of the Mountain Club at CC where she met her husband, Stephen Specht ’68. She worked at the Catoctin Zoo in Thurmont, Maryland, as a docent at the National Zoo, and as a realtor. Sherrill died due to complications resulting from a prolonged struggle with cancer in Brownsville, Maryland, on Dec. 10, 2019.
Rev. Margaret “Maggie” Taylor, Episcopal priest and founder of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Hoover, Alabama, retired in 2011 but remained active in several parishes until her death. Her husband, Rev. Charles Taylor, predeceased her in 2013. She is survived by her sister, Kathy Walton, and brother-in-law Larry Walton. She died at 74 in Birmingham, Alabama, on Nov. 20, 2019, of pancreatic cancer.
Donald Ralph Smick died Jan. 24, 2020, in Rochester, Minnesota. Donald was a math and science teacher at Chosen Valley High School in Chatfield, and a chemistry teacher at Mayo High School in Rochester. Donald also coached boys’ baseball and girls’ softball. In 1978, he became a senior chemical analyst at IBM and later retired from the company.
Courtney Ellen Martin, after graduating from college, found work in London and used her weekends and holidays to tour Europe. She then served as the librarian for both the San Diego Zoo and the Design Institute of San Diego. She passed away on July 7, 2019, in Mt. Dora, Florida.
Robert “Phyz” Reck, a member of Beta Theta Pi and the men’s rugby club, enjoyed careers as a ski patrolman, heli-skiing guide, and rancher. Robert graduated with a BA in business administration from CC. He passed away July 22, 2019, at the family ranch in Cameron, Montana, at age 70.
Jan P. Janitschke was a professional bridge player. A national champion who won four national titles, he was the highest-rated “grand life master” in the state of Colorado for more than 30 years. He produced educational materials and mentored many newer players. He died on Sept. 29, 2019, in Littleton, Colorado.
Sarah Andrews Brown died in a tragic airplane crash with her husband Damon and son Duncan on July 24, 2019, near Chadron, Nebraska. She was a geologist-turned-mystery novel writer, winning seven prestigious awards for her writing, including (as joint recipient) the 2009 Colorado College Louis T. Benezet Award.
Jan E. Bernatz studied education at CC and worked as a director with Business Incentives, Inc., a Minnesota travel incentive company. Jan served as a housemother to the Gamma Phi sorority on the University of Minnesota campus while earning her graduate degree there. Jan passed away on Sept. 12, 2019, in Minneapolis.
Georgia Pinkal earned her MAT at CC and began her career as an elementary school teacher before raising her children as a stay-at-home mom. She was an avid reader and enjoyed singing, playing the piano, and art. Georgia died after a seven-year battle with ovarian cancer on Nov. 17, 2019, in Colorado Springs.
Nicole Condit Duncan succumbed to metastatic melanoma, passing away Jan. 23, 2020, in England surrounded by family and friends. Nicole worked in business, managing private portfolios as well as investment strategy for new business opportunities and partnerships at various corporations. She was an enthusiastic golfer and an avid amateur photographer who loved depicting her world travels.
Nicholas “Nick” Roger Mystrom played football at CC and then professionally in the Canadian Football League. An entrepreneur, builder, and developer, Nick often donated his skills and started the Karma Army, with members all over Colorado doing something good — big or small — for someone else. Nick died unexpectedly on Sept. 25, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska.
Clyde Romero was an English and political science major at CC. He received the Mr. and Mrs. David Packard Scholarship in 1997-98 and Reba Beidleman Pueblo Indian Scholarship for 1998-99. He passed away in the spring of 2019.
Stuart Hackley spent his life in pursuit of academics. He received his B.A. in History from Colorado College and a master’s from the University of Vermont. He also attended the University of Edinburgh, Middlebury College, and CU Denver. He taught in China, Colorado Springs, and was a Fulbright English teaching assistant in Germany. Raised in Conifer, Colorado, he passed away in Vermont on February 5, at the age of 30.
Jeremy Brooks studied environmental science at CC and was an expert fly fisherman. He was the only American casualty of 78 people aboard a Russian flight that crashed on May 5, 2019. Jeremy was on his way to guide fly fishing for eight months with the Ponoi River Company on Russia’s Kola Peninsula.