Gregory Brooks, ’78, died Nov. 22. Brooks was a walk-on to the UW football team in 1974 and played under Coach Don James in the 1978 Rose Bowl win against the University of Michigan. When he found out he had Lou Gehrig’s disease, he became an active fund-raiser for the disease’s research. He died while receiving experimental treatment. He was 48.
James Dolliver, ’52, state Supreme Court justice known for shaping equal pay for women and racial integration for labor unions, and as a political guide to Gov. Dan Evans, died Nov. 24. He was 80.
Samuel Felton, ’51, retired senior research associate of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, died July 31. He was 85. He started in 1952 with the School of Fisheries as a research chemist, and came and left the University over the next 20 years. Finally in 1978 he rejoined the School of Fisheries, where he worked to help establish the water quality control laboratory still in use today and was instrumental in obtaining the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ contract to study the carcinogenic effects of petroleum hydrocarbons on marine organisms. He retired in 1985.
Helen Hope Graves, assistant professor of psycho-social nursing, died on Oct. 7 after having served the University since 1958. She was 90.
Doug MacFarlane, ’52, played football during the Hugh McIlhenny era and won the collegiate 3-cushion billiards championship for the Huskies in 1952. He went on to coach football at Olympic Junior College before becoming head track coach at the Univ. of Idaho where his team won the Big Sky Conference in 1964. He was 75.
Claire Angel Marston, former UW librarian, died in Seattle Dec. 15. She was a librarian at the UW from 1947 until her retirement in 1975. She was 95.
John McNamara, dean of development at the UW School of Law, died Dec. 28. He had been with the UW since May of 2004. Dean W.H. Knight wrote in that McNamara epitomized the ideal of being a professional “by acting with confidence on what he did know, showing humility about those things he was less sure of; by treating people with dignity and respect … and by working hard and long to ensure jobs were done, even if they weren’t his own to do.”
Kathy Namphy, ’56, who graduated from UW as the President’s Medalist and served as ASUW second vice president, died Aug. 22. Over the years, she worked as a language analyst in the Peruvian jungle and wrote a descriptive grammar of an Amazonian tribal language. An avid hiker, she raised $10,000 for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center when she scaled 19,000-foot Mount Kilimanjaro in August 2004. She died descending Mount Damavand in Iran. She was 69.
Antonio Pace, professor emeritus of romance languages and literature died on Feb.18, 2004, after having taught Italian and French for 13 years. After he retired from UW in 1980, he crafted uniquely designed string instruments for Hammond Ashley Associates. He was 89.
Ancil Payne, ’47, former KING Broadcasting president, died on Oct. 2 in Seattle. The Oregon native spent 30 years broadcasting in both Portland and Seattle and led KING from the late 1960s to early 1980s. A strong community leader, he was one of the first in the region to put African Americans on the air and campaigned for environmental causes such as public beach preservation. He was 83.