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1950 Pete Chase Tyree passed away Sept. 12, 2022, in Colorado Springs. Pete earned his bachelor’s in engineering and later established the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. Among his many interests: singing with a barbershop quartet, running marathons, scuba diving, mountain biking, and supporting the Denver Broncos. Pete was predeceased by his wife, Patricia (Sabin)…

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Remembering Hilaree Nelson ’95

The accomplished mountaineer and avid adventure-seeker died in a ski mountaineering accident in Nepal.

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Obituaries/In Memoriam

1942 Geraldine Patterson passed away April 20, 2022, surrounded by her loving family, which included five children and six grandchildren. The Colorado Springs native pledged Gamma Phi Beta while at CC. Gerry was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed yoga, travel, and the mountains. 1944 Marguerite Rueter Wagar died April 6, 2022. She attended…

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1942 Barbara Thomas Ackard passed away Aug. 7, 2021, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Barbara finished her college education at CC, majoring in English, and was proud of her Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority affiliation. In addition to her love of travel and the arts, Barbara will be best remembered for her exceptional generosity and…

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1943 Helen Bradford Wasley passed away May 21, 2021. She grew up in Denver and attended CC for two years before her family moved to Utah. Helen belonged to multiple organizations, including Daughters of the American Revolution Arapahoe Chapter and Delta Gamma, for more than 50 years. 1950 John Bacon Leisure passed away peacefully Jan. 27, 2021.…

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1944 Virginia “Ginny” Skiff Brutschy died peacefully in Monterey, California, on July 1, 2016, after a brief illness. Ginny enjoyed sailing, attending opera and symphony performances in San Francisco, and traveling the world. She is survived by sons Mason S. Brutschy and Lance F. Brutschy and three grandchildren. 1948 Melissa Evans Lovelady died last fall…

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In Memoriam

Terry Freeman, former curator of visual resources in the Art Department, died on March 27, 2021, peacefully at her home in Colorado Springs. Terry spent 27 years at CC and supported and mentored generations of students in their study and research, sharing her love of art and art history. She also supported faculty and the…

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A Tribute to Stephen Allen Scott, Professor of Music

Bowed Piano Ensemble

“I like the stream of great ideas seemingly pouring out of the back of Ryan’s head, the red-brick solidarity of Jonathan, Steve’s positive thumbs-up, and the fact that I look less fat than I actually am! I will cherish this shot for many years! ” —  Professor of Music Stephen Scott, commenting on the photo…

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’30 We recently received word that Lois Herbert Divinsky passed away Dec. 22, 1995, in Marinette, Wisconsin. She taught public school in Chicago, Illinois, for many years. Her sister, Georgia Herbert Silliman ’43, also attended CC and passed away last year. ’37 Caroline Morrison Brown died Nov. 24, 2020, in Colorado Springs. She had a…

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In Memoriam

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Keith Kester died suddenly from illness on July 17, in Denver, Colorado. Keith taught inorganic chemistry at CC for 44 years from 1967 until he retired in 2011. Keith’s love of science and its interconnectedness with the wider world was no secret and something he shared openly with his students. He…

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