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IN MEMORY

ELSIE HANSEN BOYLE, '31, Seattle, age 100, Sept. 6.

DOROTHY IRENE BENSON, '34, Ballard, age 95, June 12.

ROBERT DENNY WATT, '35, Seattle, age 95, June 10.

BELLE SILVER, '36, Seattle, age 93, Sept. 1.

HENRY E. RONBERG, '36, Yarrow Point, age 94, Aug. 27.

FRANCINE H. MILLS, '37, Shoreline, age 91, Aug. 29.

ROBERT J. BUTTERFIELD, '38, Seattle, age 93, Aug. 11.

DAVID O. HAMLIN, '38, Lacey, age 95, June 25.

H. DALE THOMPSON, '38, Seattle, age 91, Sept. 13.

EDEIN FRENCH, '39, '41, Seattle, age 92, Aug. 18.

HARRIS A. JOHNSON, '39, Seattle, age 92, June 13.

TRULA POLWARTH WHELAN, '39, Portland, Ore., age 91, May 16.

BETH ALICE MAYO FYFE VENN RAE, '40, Belmont, Calif., age 89, June 27.

NANCY JANE KINTNER, '40, Mount Vernon, age 90.

GEORGE CORKERY JR., '41, Seattle, age 89, June 10.

GEORGE GUNN, '41, Bellevue, age 90, May 22.

HARRY E. GUNN, '41, Seattle, age 91, Aug. 20.

DOROTHY JENSEN, '41, Seattle, age 88, Sept. 17.

LOIS MARY WORTHINGTON, '41, Anacortes, age 91, Sept. 13.

E. CLYDE BOVEE, '42, Suquamish, age 91, May 25.

NORMA JEAN GLAZE, '42, Bellevue, age 87, May 11.

FRED YOSHIAKI ITO, '42, Seattle, age 89, July 5.

YURI MATSUMOTO, '42, Seattle, age 88, Aug. 4.

CANTERBURY THEODORE HATTEN, '43, Eastsound, age 90, Aug. 17.

EILEEN WHITSON LOVETT, '43, Seattle, age 86, July 14.

EVELYN GLADYS WALKER, '43, Seattle, age 87, Aug. 4.

ERNEST ARDELL AMES, '44, Auburn, age 95, Aug. 28.

RALPH W. LARSON, '44, Olympia, age 85, June 21.

SHIRLEY SELESNICK BRIDGE, '45, Seattle, age 86, June 2.

MAY LUND DAVIS, '45, Gig Harbor, age 86, June 13.

LOUISE DOROTHEA SCHMIDT ROBERTSON, '46, Dallesport, age 85, Aug. 12.

J. ALBERT BREVIK, '47, '51, University Place, age 88, Aug. 20.

ELFORD ANDERSON, '48, Seattle, age 87, Aug. 1.

MALCOLM J. BELL, '48, '49, Seattle, age 82, Aug. 6.

GEORGE E. VILLENEUVE, '48, Lynnwood, age 88, July 28.

JANET TROWBRIDGE BAKER, '49, Medina, age 80, Sept. 5.

ELROY BOHLIN, '49, Hansville, age 90, July 17.

RICHARD J. BRODERICK, '49, Huntington Beach, Calif., age 84, July 14.

ELMER J. DESGROSELLIER, '49, Seattle, age 84, June 28.

BRUCE MCMILLAN GASCOIGNE, '49, Riverside, Calif., age 78, Aug. 20.

ELBERT W. SANDYGREN, '49, Seattle, age 87, June 28.

EDWARD J. STAIR, '49, Seattle, age 87, June 11.

JOHN JUHL CHRISTENSEN, '50, Everett, age 80, May 31.

DONALD A. GREVE, '50, Federal Way, age 83, June 17.

JACK M. McCONKEY, '50, Union, age 86, Sept. 3.

POWELL MARTIN MORRIS, '50, Monroe, age 81, June 19.

NICHOLAS SOLDANO, '50, Seattle, age 83, June 30.

HENRY EUGENE THOMSON, '50, '55, Port Gamble, age 80, June 8.

DALE DOW, '51, Anacortes, age 79, June 5.

JOHN RICHARD GINTZ SR., '51, Sultan, age 85, Sept. 2.

STANLEY BROWN, '51, Federal Way, age 64, Sept. 17.

GLENN V. LANSING, '51, Bellevue, age 88, Aug. 20.

ALFRED G. LARSON, '51, Medford, Ore., age 81, May 31.

CAROL RUTH LATTA JACOBSON, '52, Palo Alto, Calif., age 79, July 1.

HOWARD R. HERRIGEL, '52, Seattle, age 83, Aug. 3.

DAVID A. MOFFAT, '52, Freeland, age 82, Sept. 1.

MARCIA JOYCE ROCKWELL, '52, '62, Long Beach, Calif., age 80, June 29.

GEORGE W. JACOBSON, '53, Spokane, age 92, July 20.

JAMES PETER JENSEN, '53, '64, Seattle, age 80, Aug. 29.

THOMAS PHILIP McEWEN, '53, Seattle, age 81, Sept. 2.

MARRIA J. APOSTOLOU FUQUA, '53, age 75, July 14.

JACQUELINE JOAN SMITH, '53, Bellevue, age 76, Aug. 25.

JEANNE McKINSTRY AUSTIN BLACK, '54, age 75, Sept. 2.

GENEVIEVE T. GORDER, '54, Seattle, age 96, May 26.

ARTHUR DONALD OLSON, '54, '63, Lake Forest Park, age 83, June 1.

MARGARET M. OUCHI, '54, '63, Vancouver, age 86, June 18.

ROBERT F. ROSS, '54, '64, Seattle, age 76, Sept. 5.

JESSIE SETO, '54, Renton, age 79, June 25.

RICHARD EMIL STONE, '54, Everett, age 80, June 8.

JOHN P. CLULOW, '55, Seattle, age 77, Sept. 11.

PRUDENCE WEIGLE BALDWIN, '56, Seattle, age 72, July 31.

LEIGHTON C. HOWARD, '56, Bothell, age 79, July 10.

JO ANNE HESSE RICE, '57, Long Beach, age 73, July 31.

JAMES HOWARD OLIVER, '59, '62, Olympia, age 71, July 27.

DONALD LYNAS OSSINGER, '59, Bellevue, age 70, June 11.

EDWARD A. PRICE, '59, Tacoma, age 76, Aug. 9.

ESTHER I. ROSS, '59, '60, Bellevue, age 85, June 5.

JAMES NOEL BICKNELL, '60, '69, age 69, May 23.

WILSON R. GAY JR., '60, Lakebay, age 88, July 11.

JEAN D. RUDOLPH, '62, '69, Bellevue, age 87, June 19.

ROBERT CHARLES BRANCH, '64, '73, Wenatchee, age 64, Aug. 21.

JEANNETTE SALLINEN CHOATE, '64, '70, Edmonds, age 67, June 7.

HENRY ICHIRO YAMAMURA, '64, '68, '69, Tucson, Ariz., age 68, Sept. 4.

RANDY PETERSON, '66, '71, Mercer Island, age 63, June 22.

PATRICIA PETERSON ROESSLER, '66, '68, Maple Valley, age 62, Aug. 23.

JAMES ALBERT VARON, '66, Chandler, Ariz., age 64, May 16.

DELLA CALDIROLA GUILFOIL, '67, Shoreline, age 87, June 12.

RALPH VICTOR HEINO SR., '67, Seattle, age 91, July 26.

CONSTANTINE JOHN KOKKONIS, '67, Seattle, age 82, Sept. 22.

WILLIAM G. E. BLAIR, '68, Covington, age 69, June 19.

EDWARD WALTER PUTNAM, '68, Seattle, age 62, Aug. 12.

STEVEN L. ERICKSON, '69, Olympia, age 61, Aug. 16.

ROALD HANSON, '69, Seattle, age 62, June 28.

JANICE JOY WILSON, '69, Seattle, age 61, June 12.

WILLIAM E. BRADY, '70, Kenmore, age 67, July 13.

DONNA MAE LAKEY, '71, Edmonds, age 76, Sept. 9.

EDA H. BOYD, '73, Seattle, age 90, Sept. 5.

DANIEL CHARLES GRACZYK, '73, Port Townsend, age 61, June 30.

PAUL W. KNOLL, '73, Mukilteo, age 57, Aug. 5.

DAVID GEORGE ANDERSON, '76, Palm Springs, Calif., age 55, Sept. 13.

JEANENE MARIE BELL LAEGREID, '76, Burien, age 54, July 19.

STEPHEN JOHN SOMMERFELDT, '77, Seattle, age 62, July 7.

JOHN ESTON DEVAULT, '79, '82, Bellevue, age 58, Aug. 15.

PENELOPE L. HOLDEN, '79, Seattle, age 80, June 5.

DEBORAH A. HANLEY, '82, Seattle, age 51, July 3.

LESLIE ANN M. VAIESE, '82, Seattle, age 49, Sept. 1.

JANE DIMOS, '83, Snohomish, age 47, July 10.

LINDSAY BROWN, '85, Seattle, age 50, Aug. 31.

CARY ANN WYATT McRAE, '85, Seattle, age 52, June 19.

CARL JAMES SIDDONS, '85, Seattle, age 47, Aug. 1.

JANET K. SHULTZ, '86, Seattle, age 51, May 27.

LAUREL CHRISTINE PETITE, '90, Issaquah, age 39, July 1.

MARY ANN SUVER, '91, Seattle, age 50, Aug. 14.

PATTRICK F. COMSTOCK, '92, Shoreline, age 54, Sept. 1.

DANIEL LEE UNDERDAL, '95, Seattle, age 46, May 21.

RYAN COURTNEY NEFF, '02, Seattle, age 36, Sept. 8.

 

FACULTY AND FRIENDS

DONALD L. ANDERSON, professor emeritus of materials science and engineering, of Seattle, died Aug. 10 at the age of 91. After serving in World War II as a lieutenant with the Canadian Army Engineers, he worked in Nicaragua. In 1980, he became the director of the Washington State Mining and Mineral Resources Research Institute. He served the UW since 1947.

EDNA BRANT, '39, '41, associate professor emeritus of biobehavioral nursing and health systems, of Seattle, died May 2 at the age of 90. She served the UW since 1954.

HARRY CHENOWETH, '37, '57, of Redmond, died Aug. 2 at the age of 94. He was associate professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering, having served the University since 1946.

J. WILLIAM CURTIS, '51, 69, associate professor emeritus of architecture, of Seattle, died June 29 at the age of 82. He served the UW since 1962.

MORTON MORRIS DAVID, of Seattle, professor emeritus of chemical engineering, died July 23. He served the UW from 1953 to 1977. He also served as a Fulbright Professor in Kwangju, Korea at Chonnam National University and held positions at institutions in London, Nigeria, Algeria and China. He was 87.

DENNIS DODGE, '71, the Daily Racing Form columnist, died Sept. 9 at the age of 62. As a handicapper at Emerald Downs and Longacres, he wrote about the sport of horse racing for 32 years.

JEFF DOUTHWAITE, '52, associate professor emeritus of engineering, of Seattle, died Sept. 17 at the age of 79. He was a Democratic Party precinct committeeman before being elected to the state House of Representatives in 1970. He served the UW since 1961.

LLOYD C. ELAM, '57, of Nashville, Tenn., the fi rst African American graduate of the UW School of Medicine, died Oct. 4. At the age of 39, he became the sixth president of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, leading an important campus expansion. He also served as a professor of psychiatry at the school, where a mental health center now carries his name. He received many awards throughout his career, including the 1988 National Board of Medical Examiners Distinguished Service Award. He was 79.

DELORES M. GARRISON, '40, of Seattle, died July 2 at the age of 90. She was the fi rst woman vice principal in the state of Washington.

WILLIAM HENRY HARBOLD, professor of political science, died Feb. 16 in Seattle. He co-wrote, with Dell G. Hitchner, the widely used college textbook, Modern Government. He was also a Fulbright Scholar, editor of The Western Political Quarterly, and served as president of the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association.

RALPH VICTOR HEINO SR., '67, Seattle Symphony Orchestra violinist and award-winning composer, of Seattle, died July 26. Born to Finnish immigrants, he was greatly infl uenced in his music by his family background. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He is best known for his 40 years with Seattle Symphony Orchestra. He was 91.

STANLEY J. HISERMAN, former UW track coach, of Mukilteo, died May 20. At Stanford University, he was captain of the track and field team, and set a world record in the 880-yard relay. After earning a bachelor's degree in education, he became a track and field coach at Salinas High School and later, at the University of Idaho, where he also received a master's in physical education. He served 14 years as the UW's head track coach.

Graduating with honors, CHERRY T. KINOSHITA, '84, earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from the UW at the age of 60. During World War II, she was interned in the Minidoka Relocation Center. Kinoshita spent much of her life leading a national effort to obtain redress and an apology for the treatment of Japanese Americans during World War II. She received the Jefferson Award in 2004, and was a finalist for the 2008 Purpose Prize for her efforts to obtain restitution from the State of Washington and Seattle Public Schools for actions committed against Japanese Americans. She died July 29 at the age of 84.

NANCY JANE KINTNER, '40, clinical assistant professor of psychosocial nursing, of Mount Vernon, died Sept. 19 at the age of 90. She served the University since 1942.

ARVAL ALEX MORRIS, professor emeritus of law, of Seattle, died Sept. 15 at the age of 80. In 1964, he challenged the state-mandated loyalty oath before the U.S. Supreme Court and won his case. Known to his students as "Arval the marvel," he served the UW since 1955.

CORNELIUS PECK, professor emeritus of law, of Seattle, died June 10 at the age of 84. He served the University since 1954.

TOM POTTER, '51, '57, of Salt Lake City, died October 16, 2007. He was an important member of the meteorological community who helped revolutionize forecasting. He served the U.S. Air Force as commander of the Environmental Technical Applications Center and, later, as the vice-commander of the Air Weather Service. He also worked as a director for the National Climate Center. At the University of Utah, he was a part of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics weather forecasting team. His dedication was widely recognized, and in 1993 he received a Meritorious Executive Presidential Commendation from Bill Clinton. He was 78.

JENNIE SABINA SAVAGE, of Seattle, died Aug. 13 at the age of 92. She worked in admissions.

JAMES SCHIMANSKI, '49, of Seattle, died July 22 at the age of 77. He served the UW for 25 years as an accountant and an auditor.

PAUL REED SMITH, of Seattle, died June 20 at the age of 55. He served the UW for 29 years, including a nine-year stint as the technology director of facilities services.

ALVA G. TREADGOLD, of Seattle, died Aug. 22 at the age of 84. She served as president of the UW Faculty Auxiliary and was the cofounder of the UW Retirement Association.

DAVID WOOLRIDGE, associate professor and assistant director of the College of Forest Resources, died Oct. 1. He served the UW since 1958.

ASTRA ZARINA, '53, professor emeritus of architecture, cofounder of the UW Italian Studies program, and co-founder of the Northwest Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy, died Aug. 31. Born in Riga, Latvia, she immigrated to the U.S. with her family after World War II. In 1953, she received a B.A. in architecture from the UW, then pursued a master's degree in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1960, she became the fi rst woman to receive the American Academy in Rome Fellowship in Architecture. After six years as a visiting lecturer, she became a professor at the UW in 1984. With her husband, Anthony Costa Heywood, she worked to restore many of the buildings in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy. In 1979, Zarina received a Distinguished Teaching Award. She was 79.