Pine: Additional Memoirs


Cleo B. Cosper Coor, '43 BA, '67 MA, Dec. 29, 2008. Wife of late NAUAA past president Chauncey Coor. Truly committed to making a difference in the lives of her students, she was an elementary school teacher until retirement in 1984. Also an active member of the United Methodist Church of Avondale, where she played the organ and was music director for many years. Survived by four children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

James Burhans, '56 MED, Jan. 9.

Roy B. Killinsworth, '58 BS, Jan. 2.

Lola M. Hall, '64 EDS, Sept. 3, 2008, in South Dakota. A first grade teacher at the Lab School; also taught education classes at NAU.

Virginia "Ginny" Tefft Kadel, '66 BS, '72 MA, Mar. 9.

W.D. "Bud" Calkins, '74 BS, Apr. 4.

Larry Tod Lucas, '78 MBA, June 13.

Michael Cappiello, '85 BS, Jan. 24. Survived by wife Lisa.

Micole Shorty, '88 BS, May 15.

Karla Schmidt Stovall, '91 BS, Jan. 22, of cancer. In her own words (The Arizona Republic, 1/25/09): ¿Cancer sucks, but the journey opened up my life and I met the kindest people along the way¿[after graduation] I spent summers working for the City of Phoenix Aquatics¿I also worked at the YMCA Triangle Y Ranch Camp in Tucson, and at the State of Arizona ALTCS.¿ She is survived by her husband -- "the most amazing man" -- Russ Stovall, and their two boys, Jacob and Joshua.

Edward J. "Pino" Orozco, '92 BS, Apr. 2.

Margaret Franzen, '99 MED, May 24.

Janny F. Boyce, attended, Apr. 2. Taught elementary school in Phoenix before completing her master¿s degree at ASU. A longtime volunteer at St. Luke¿s Hospital and a founding member of the Fiesta Bowl Women¿s Committee. Passionate about children¿s literacy and author of several children¿s books, she was heavily involved in the Head Start Program. Survived by husband Bill and daughter Susonni.

Elizabeth Arnot-Hopffer, attended, June 14.

Brian Cardall, attended, June 9.

Taylor Chan, attended, May 25.

Michael Gibbs, attended, May 30. A third-year student working on a journalism degree. He deeply loved music and played the guitar, harmonica and piano. As noted in The Arizona Republic, Mike will always be remembered for his great love for Mom and Dad, brother Steve, extended family and friends -- a "calm, caring, funny, smart, reserved, genuine and loving young man."

George C. Pirtle, attended, Feb. 5, in a car accident near Superior. Served in the Navy on the USS battleship Missouri. Retired in 2000 from ASSARCO in Hayden, where he was a shift engineer at the mill powerhouse. A member of the Sun Valley Church of Christ in Higley, he loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, oil painting and cooking. Survived by daughter Kimberly.

Margaret C. Burns Thomas, attended, Apr. 3, after extended bouts with cancer and leukemia. An artist and art teacher, she lived and traveled through the U.S. and Latin America, which influenced her artwork. In the Peoria (Ariz.) and Cartwright school districts, she taught hundreds of children individual creative skills and an appreciation for cultural expression. She enjoyed her quarter horses and the daily country-style life at her home in the old Russian neighborhood of Glendale. Survived by husband Ken and children Jessica, Erin and Dylan.

Friends & Associates

Bruce Behrens, Jan. 20.

Chrysanta P. Chavez, Dec. 31, 2008.

Norman B. Johansen, May 4.

Charles E. "Chuck" Little, Apr. 21.

John Michael Mullen, Apr. 9.

Norval F. Pohl, May 12.

Kenneth E. Runyon, Dec. 18, 2008.

Mongkol Tungmala, Jan. 18.

Engaging You in the Life of NAU.