Pine Spring 2011: Additional Memoirs
All dates of decease are 2010 unless otherwise indicated.
Carryl Orton Baldwin, '36 BA, Deceased: Nov. 24.
Dorothy Frances Sweet Hampton, '45 BS, Deceased: Aug. 9.
(r., Dorothy as a U.S. Navy WAVE, with her Aunt Essie Nelson.)
Archie "A.C." Williams, '49 BS, Deceased: Aug. 31.
Richard "Hank" Lloyd, '50 BS, '53 MA, Former Faculty
Deceased: July 2.
Philip Albert Woodring, Jr., '58 BS, '60 MED, Deceased: Dec. 31.
A native of Phoenix, he served honorably as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Philip retired from the Tolleson School District after 27 years with perfect attendance.
Marjorie Miller York, '59 BS, Deceased: Nov. 27.
(see photo below)
Ronald Gary Cote, Sr., '60 BS, '65 MA, Deceased: Oct. 17.
Wesley James Rozema, '61 MS, Retiree, Deceased: Oct. 30.
Marjorie Miller York, with husband Garry
at her 50th Golden Graduates reunion.
Gerald Merl Wittwer, '65 MED, Deceased: Oct. 4.
Gilberto Garcia, '68 MA, Deceased: Nov. 16.
Bobby Dean Valenzuela, '69 BS, '75 MS, Deceased: Dec. 28.
Stephen Hatsell, '70 BA, Deceased: Aug. 11.
Stephen was an active member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, and a fine golfer who always liked a good baseball game. A multitalented and free-spirited individual, he exercised his creative side through art, music, and writing. Always at his side until the end: his loyal beagle, Skilou.
Robert "Scott" Thoms, '71 BS, Deceased: Feb. 13, 2011.
Thoms had a distinguished investment banking career with Western Savings, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo Bank in Sun City, Ariz. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann (Peoria, Ariz.), daughter Stacey Dockrill (Mission Viejo, Calif.), brothers Brian Thoms (Vail, Ariz.) and Barry Thoms (Tucson, Ariz.). The family suggests donations be made in his name to your favorite charity.
Janet McGrew Miller Zerfing, '74 MS, Deceased: July 21.
Janet attended ASC on a National Science Foundation award. Spending most of her teaching career in Connecticut high schools and junior highs, she retired in 1984 to travel with her husband of a half-century, (the late) Harry M. Zerfing, Jr. She was a Girl Scout leader, swimming instructor, and a geology enthusiast who eagerly explored the planet's elevations, from rivers to glaciers.
Mary Beth Pooler, '76 BS, Deceased: June 18.
Long Beach, Calif. Resident and 25-year educator with the Los Angeles Unified School District. Throughout her 10-year battle with breast cancer, her friends and extended family provided the support and friendship that allowed her to persevere with grace and dignity.
Dennis Paul Johnson, '78 BS, Deceased: Dec. 16.
In his long, successful design career he created beautiful and unique interiors throughout the country. He is survived by the love of his life, Barbara, and their only son, Kevin.
Robert J. Harris, '79 MED, Deceased: March 8.
Robert A. Clark, '81 BA, Deceased: Sept. 28
Dave "Esky" Eskridge, '83 BS, Deceased: Oct. 23. (left)
Fellow Pi Kappa Alpha brothers join in honoring a Life Member. Dave received the National PPA Photographic Craftsman Award and was twice named Professional Photographer of the Year in AZ. A member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds and the Fiesta Bowl Committee, Dave photographed many high-profile sports moments, and will be remembered by "many, many, many best friends" for his quick smile, love of Sooner football, and warm and loving spirit.
Christopher Smith, '84 BS, Deceased: Dec. 18.
Jennifer Dee Lenkowec, '97 BS, Deceased: July 20.
Jennifer spent most of her post-college life in San Diego with a recent one-year stay in Austin, Tex., and was happy to come home to California for a wonderful job with Community Housing Works. Jennifer had a strong love for animals, with a soft spot for rescue kittens in particular.
John Richard Montano, '00 MED, Deceased: Sept. 18.
Jeremy G. Saravo, '04 BS, Current Student, Deceased: Nov. 18.
Nathan Hutchison, '09 BS, Deceased: Nov. 25.
Michael "Bo" Boettcher, Attended '68-'74, Deceased: July 4.
George Hennessey, Attended '59, '61-'64, Deceased: Dec. 29.
Kathleen Champion Horne, Attended '43-'44, Deceased: Oct. 31.
A cowgirl, Kathleen grew up in Wheatfields, Ariz. on her father's sunflower ranch. She worked for APS as a customer service rep and was also a co-owner of Horne's TV Repair in Miami, Ariz. She raised two girls with her beloved husband, Bert (also deceased).
Claudia Golsarry Maestas, Attended '68, Deceased: Dec. 5.
An avid sports fan, athlete and fierce competitor, Claudia served the Holbrook School District Governing Board, City Council (vice mayor and mayor) and on many state boards. Inducted into the Arizona Democratic Party Hall of Fame, she was vice chair of the state Party and chaired the Navajo County Democratic Committee. Claudia "met no one in whom she could not find value," and was a "staunch defender and supporter of youth and oppressed people."
Susan Terrell Reineberg, attended '71-'72, '79, Deceased: Sept. 2
Terrence P. "Terry" Suckow, Attended '09, Deceased: Dec. 19.
Kyle Warren, Attended '00-'02, Deceased: Dec. 2010
Floyd R. Agan, Retiree, Deceased: Nov. 4.
Rita J. Ashcraft, Retiree, Deceased: Nov. 9.
Bill Wesley Brown, Former Faculty, Deceased: Jan. 19, 2011(right).
Alice M. Cancino, Former Staff, Deceased: Sept. 21.
Clayton Chance, Retiree, Deceased: Dec. 17.
Arthur A. "Art" Chapa, Former Regent, Deceased: Nov. 19.
NAU president emeritus Eugene M. Hughes recalls, "Art Chapa was a great friend to NAU and to me as president. Margaret Ann and I once hosted a dinner for the Regents at our home on Green Mountain. The home had a huge deck with an outdoor fireplace and a wonderful view of the Peaks. We had contracted with a Mexican singer/guitarist, a friend of Regent Doug Wall. Along with Eddie Basha, Art joined in the singing and frivolity. He and Eddie often commented afterward that it was one of the best regent meetings he'd ever attended, and wished more could be like that...Art also flew to Yuma with Eddie for one of our joint AWC/NAU commencements. His comments were heartfelt and he glowed in the success of the NAU program."
Pat Bryan Curry, Retiree. Deceased: Aug. 29.
According to Dei Scott, '85 BS, Dr. Curry "began at NAU as director of the university orchestra, taught music education, was a violin instructor. He took an active role in the design and construction of the CAC building and Ardrey Auditorium, and did much to enlarge the Flagstaff Symphony from chamber orchestra to a full-fledged symphony orchestra. He also expanded the NAU Summer Music Camp from a one-week marching band camp to junior and senior high camps with a full music curriculum."
A photo of the 1961 music faculty; Pat Curry is in the
back row, 3rd from left (in light-colored jacket).
Jack Dustman, Retiree, Deceased: Nov. 13.
Ethel M. Grenoble, Retiree, Deceased: Aug. 29.
William A. Groman, Retiree, Deceased: Aug. 27
Ted F. Keck, Former Administrator, Deceased: Nov. 11.
Richard Gary Layton, Retiree, Deceased: July 27.
William Lyon, Retiree,
Deceased: Sept. 8.
Jessica Miles, Current Student, Deceased: Aug. 24.
Joseph R. Troxler, Retiree, Deceased: Nov. 4.