Obituaries - September/October 1998

Faculty and Staff

Claude Doubinsky of Tours, France, April 11, at 63. He was a lecturer in French literature and assistant director of the Overseas Studies Program in Tours from 1974 until it closed in 1991. He also was a professor at the Université François Rabelais.


Ruby Virginia Hale Field, '19, of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif., May 2, at 100. An heiress of the Broadway department store family, she helped to finance library institutions and preserve old-specimen trees and plants. Her 5-acre oceanside estate will become a museum for the study and preservation of native plants and animals. Survivors: her son, Almeron, '45, MS '47; her daughter, Virginia Field Bruno, Gr. '48; and her granddaughter, Hale Field, '76, MA '76.


Paul Hibbert Clyde, '20, MA '22, PhD '25, of Clearwater, Fla., April 29, at 101. He was a faculty member at Ohio State U. from 1925 to 1931; at Stanford, 1928-1929; U. of Kentucky, 1931-1937; and Duke, 1937-1962. While at Duke, he was a professor of history, university marshal from 1948 to 1950, director of the summer session from 1950 to 1961, executive secretary and member of the university committee on long-range planning from 1958 to 1961. From 1962 to 1969, he was secretary of Duke's committee on education and head of the Duke endowment staff. Author of numerous books on the Far East, he co-wrote the recently reissued The Far East: A History of Western Impacts and Eastern Responses, 1830-1975. His marriage to Mildred Smith ended in divorce in 1941. In 1942, he married Mary Kestler, who predeceased him. Survivors: his daughter, Pauline Gaffney; his son, Payson; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Kenneth Neal Chantry, '26, Gr. '26, of Los Angeles, April 23, at 95. At Stanford, he was a member of Delta Chi. During World War II, he served as a commander in the Navy in charge of procurement in San Diego and Boston. A 67-year member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, he served as its president in 1955 and as president of the Los Angeles Junior Bar Association in 1935. California governors appointed him three times to the Superior Court of Los Angeles, and he served as presiding judge of the Superior Court in 1964-65. He was president of the Los Angeles County Law Library board of trustees from 1965 to 1968, a board member of the American Judicature Society from 1967 to 1970 and president and chair of the executive committee of the National Conference of Metropolitan Courts. His wife of 57 years, Margaret Loper, '26, predeceased him in 1987. Survivors: two daughters, Margaret Gray, '54, and Melinda Leonhardt; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Louise Ede Wilson Gordon, '26, of Carmichael, Calif., May 17, at 92. A fourth-generation Californian, she lived in Palo Alto for 40 years and in Santa Rosa for 30 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and AAUW. Survivors: three daughters, Elizabeth Timby O'Neill, '54, Jane Gordon Shah and Catherine Ann Jones; a son, William Henry Timby, '59; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Peirce Edmund Warrington, '26, Engr. '28, of Los Altos, February 11, at 93. He was a member of El Tigre at Stanford. He worked for Westinghouse Corp. in Sunnyvale.

Adelaide Kelly Hutton Wilde, '26, of Palo Alto, March 8, at 93. At Stanford, she was active in singing, dancing and dramatic performances and was a member of Chi Omega. She studied dance in New York and art at the Parsons School of Fine Art. In 1927, she toured the United States with a professional dance group. She also studied dance in Los Angeles and at the San Francisco Opera Ballet Co. In the late 1940s, she was associated with the Royal Academy of Dancing of England. She was a dance teacher for more than 40 years at the Kelly-Boone School of Dance in Palo Alto, retiring at 69. She was active in the formation of the San Francisco Ballet Guild and was a board member of the senior auxiliary of the Children's Hospital at Stanford. She was predeceased by her husband, Drummond, '27, LLB '30. Survivors include her sister, Ann Kelly Marple Clagstone.

Mildred Berenice Crow Grigsby, '27, of Ocala, Fla., March 3, at 93. She taught history and American government at Marion Harding High School for more than 30 years in Marion, Ohio, retiring in 1968. She was a charter member of the Marion County Historical Society and a member and past president of the Marion County Federation of Women's Clubs. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Everett, in 1987. Survivors: her daughter, Ann Thomas; her brother, Richard Crow; and three granddaughters.

Alfred B. Post, '27, of San Marino, Calif., February 25, at 91. After earning an MBA at Harvard, he moved to Los Angeles. He served as president of the Stanford Club of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts, and also was national president of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity. Survivors: his wife, Billie; his daughter Patricia Post Eagle, '56, MA '57; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Arthur Chichester Stewart, '27, of Carmel, Calif., March 30, at 92. At Stanford, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi and the swimming team. From 1927 to 1965, he worked for Union Oil, which was founded by his grandfather in 1890, and retired as senior vice president. He served on its board of directors from 1941 to 1977. During World War II, he was a consultant for the Defense Plant Corp. and the Bureau of Ships and a member of the Petroleum Administration for War. He was a past director of Consolidated Steel Co., Pacific Airmotive Corp. and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. He headed the philanthropic Union Oil Foundation, the Santa Anita Racetrack Charitable Foundation and the Del Monte Forest Foundation. He also was a significant fundraiser for the Red Cross and the Community Chest and a trustee at numerous institutions, including Stanford from 1955 to 1974. A yachtsman as well as an aviator, he was a former commodore of the California Yacht Club. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth, in 1965 and his second wife, Betty Jane, in March of this year. Survivors: two daughters, Ruth Stewart Martin and Barbara Stewart Jameson; five grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Oliver E. "Tex" Byrd, '29, MA '35, EdD '40, of Palo Alto, May 16, at 92, after a series of strokes. At Stanford, he was a member of the track and field team. He began his teaching career in 1930 at a private boy's school in Los Angeles. He taught biology and health and coached the track team at the College of San Mateo from 1932 to 1937, when he returned to Stanford as an instructor. He received his MD from U. of California Medical School in 1947. After turning down a surgery internship, he returned to Stanford and established the first health education department, heading it until his retirement in 1971. He was author or co-author of more than 80 books on health, school health programs and medical readings. He pioneered the concept of adapting medical articles into lay language and making them available to individuals, schools and libraries through Medical Readings Inc. He was a health education consultant to more than 100 school districts during his 40 years of teaching, as well as a consultant and instructor to the U.S. Treasury Department, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Social Security Administration, Air Force Academy and many private corporations, universities and colleges. He was honored for his contribution to the field of public health and education by the California State Assembly in 1971 and by Eta Sigma Gamma, the national professional health science honorary society, in 1991. Survivors: his wife of 67 years, Jennie; his son, Thomas, MA '65; his daughter, Beverly Loomis, '59, MA '60; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Lloyd M. Smith, '29, of Los Angeles, March 12, at 91, in his sleep. At Stanford, he was a member of the track and field team. He earned a law degree from Harvard in 1932 and practiced business law in Los Angeles until 1940. During World War II, he served in the Bay Area with the Office of Civilian Defense and later the Office of Price Administration. Returning to Los Angeles in 1946, he was reappointed to the Board of Public Utilities and Transportation Commissioners, where he served until 1953. He was a board member of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California for 32 years and founding board member of the Constitutional Rights Foundation. Survivors: his wife of 66 years, Edith Jayne, '30; two sons, Gordon and Gregory; his daughter, Martha Klopfer; his sister, Esther Smith Byrne; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


William A. "Bill" Allen, '30, of Highland, Calif., December 2, at 88, of congestive heart failure. At Stanford, he was a member of Delta Chi and a Daily editor. A master blacksmith and mechanical engineer, he ran the family business, Allen and Son Iron Works, in San Bernardino, Calif., after graduating. A member of numerous religious, civic and social organizations, he was a founder and past president of the San Bernardino Civic Light Opera and former chair of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Survivors: his wife, Thelma; his son, Curtiss, '61; his brother, Byron; and three grandchildren.

William Morrison Brobeck, '30, of Orinda, Calif., April 3, at 89. He earned a master's degree in electrical and mechanical engineering from MIT in 1933. As assistant director and chief engineer at UC-Berkeley's Lawrence Radiation Laboratory from 1937 to 1957, he helped design several particle accelerators that led to important discoveries in particle physics. In 1957, he formed his own engineering company, Brobeck & Associates, and in 1965, he founded the Cyclotron Corp., which helped create practical uses for cyclotrons in cancer treatment and other medical applications. He retired in 1988, holding 22 patents and an honorary degree from UC-Berkeley. His first wife, Jane, predeceased him. Survivors: his wife, Gloria; his son, Bill; two daughters, Betts Coury and Kathy; and two grandchildren.

George David Hart, '31, of Ross, Calif., May 11, at 90, of cardiac arrest. During World War II, he rose to the rank of colonel and received the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster for service in northern France. After the war, he returned to San Francisco to join his father in ownership and management of Farnsworth & Ruggles, a drayage and warehousing firm. In 1957, he sold the firm and formed a real estate partnership that helped redevelop the south of Market area in San Francisco. He served on the boards of numerous engineering, banking and insurance companies and as a trustee of many educational and arts institutions. He was appointed to the California Post-Secondary Education Commission and the National Council on the Humanities, and he chaired the board of trustees of the California State College and University System. He served as president of the San Francisco Library Commission and as life overseer of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He also was an overseer of the Hoover Institution and a member of the Knights of Malta. Survivors: his wife, Jessica Wilbur Ely, '44; three sons, George Jr., Bruce, '73, MBA '77, and Douglas; his daughter, Margaret Hart Lewis, '71; and 10 grandchildren.

Arthur Kroeger, '31, MBA '33, of Mystic, Conn., May 29, at 89. After graduation, he worked for Mannings Coffee Co., managing restaurants in the Bay Area. From 1940 to 1943, he was an assistant professor of marketing at the U. of Idaho. He served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946, reaching the rank of lieutenant commander. After World War II, he returned to Stanford as a professor of marketing in the Graduate School of Business, retiring in 1974. He served as chair of the Bookstore Building Committee and president of the Faculty Club. He taught part time for 15 years at the U. of Santa Clara and co-authored several books, including Advertising Principles and Problems. His wife, Julia, predeceased him. Survivors: his daughter, Mary Katherine Porter; his brothers, William and Edward; his sister, Marguerite Spitzer; and two grandchildren.

Laurence L. Shaw, '31, Gr. '35, of Klamath Falls, Ore., February 26, at 89. He started Modoc Lumber Co. in 1945 and was active in the business until 1995. In the 1950s, he organized a committee to create the Winema National Forest out of the former Klamath Indian Reservation. In 1982, he founded the Shaw Historical Library at Oregon Institute of Technology. He was awarded the 1984 Forest Industries Businessman of the Year award by the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce. He was a life member of the board of trustees of Lewis and Clark College and a philanthropist who supported many community projects. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy, in 1996. Survivors: his son, Thomas; his brother, Jim; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Clair A. Hill, '32, Engr. '34, of Redding, Calif., April 12, at 89, of respiratory failure. In 1938, he started a business as a surveyor in Shasta County. During World War II, he served in the army in Alaska. He returned to Redding in 1945 to launch the consulting firm of Clair A. Hill & Associates. After a merger in 1971, it became CH2M Hill, an international firm of 4,000 employees. He served on the California Water Commission for 32 years, 18 as chair. In 1988, Congress and President Reagan honored him by naming the Whiskeytown, Calif., dam the Clair A. Hill Whiskeytown Dam. Last year, he was the first person to receive the Association of California Water Agencies' Lifetime Achievement Award. He also earned an honorary lifetime membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers. Survivors: his wife, Joan; two sons, Alan and Malcolm, '64; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

William Art Williamson, '33, of Salinas, Calif., February 15, at 88, of emphysema. A realtor for more than 40 years, he retired in 1980. He was past president of the Salinas Board of Realtors and also served as a Salinas planning commissioner. He volunteered with the Red Cross and belonged to the Corral de Tierra Country Club and Salinas Tennis Club. Survivors: his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Helen Clark and Dorothy Trautman; two stepdaughters, Mary Thorup and Leslie Fox; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Howard Harrison Arthur, '34, of La Habre Heights, Calif., December 30, at 89. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Barbara; his son, Edward; his daughter, Jane Arthur Meyers; and four grandchildren.

Franklin H. Baker, '34, of Issaquah, Wash., May 13, at 85. During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe. He first worked for Nevada banks and later for Bank of America, retiring in 1977 after 43 years of service, including four years abroad. Survivors: his wife of 53 years, Edythe; three daughters, Lynn Stevens, '67, Margaret Petersen and Barbara Popoff; his brother, John, '40, MD '44; and eight grandchildren.

Alexander Henry von Hafften, '34, MBA '39, of San Francisco, at 84, of cancer. During World War II, he sold U.S. war bonds in Palo Alto. He represented the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce at the state legislature and, later, in Washington, D.C. He served as executive director of the Northern California Suppliers Association for 29 years and helped establish the San Francisco World Trade Center. He was an active supporter of the San Francisco Opera and the American Lung Association, president of the Stanford Business School Alumni Association and a member of numerous social organizations. He was predeceased by his wife, Sebelle, '44. Survivors: two daughters, Katharine A. Loveland, '71, and Sebelle H. Poole, '77; two sons, Alexander Jr., '79, MS '83, and Robert; and seven grandchildren.

Jacob Archibald "Jake" Butts, '35, of Pebble Beach, Calif., May 2, at 84, of a stroke. At Stanford, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and the gymnastics team. A third generation automobile dealer, he started Butts Pontiac-Cadillac Inc., in Monterey, Calif., in 1955. He was a founding member of the Pacheco Club, member of the Old Capital Club and Cypress Point Club and former trustee of the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. An avid sportsman and golfer, he was 1972 chair of the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Pebble Beach. Survivors: his wife, Rose, '34; two sons, Jacob, '63, MBA '65, and Donald, '64; his daughter, Cameron Butts Bianchi, '68; and six grandchildren.

Louis William Foster, '35, of Bel-Air, Calif., March 29, at 85. At Stanford, he was a member of Sigma Nu/Beta Chi and the track and field team. After working as an insurance agent for two decades, he started 20th Century Insurance in 1958. The company grew to 2,200 employees and is the nation's eighth-largest publicly held auto insurer. He retired as chairman emeritus in 1994. Survivors: his wife, Gladyce; five children; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Robert David Steiner, '35, of Hillsborough, Calif., April 19, at 85. At Stanford, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and the football team. He attended Harvard Graduate School of Architecture before serving in the Navy for four years during World War II, retiring with the rank of lieutenant commander. After the war, he started the firm of Miller and Steiner Architects, retiring in 1993. During his career, he designed many residences in Hillsborough, Atherton and Woodside. In 1952, he was co-founder of Crystal Springs Uplands School and continued as board member and architectural consultant until his death. He was a founding member of the Hillsborough Architectural Design Review Board and was an architectural consultant for the town of Hillsborough and KQED television. His wife, Jean, predeceased him in 1996. Survivors: two daughters, Karen Hamilton and Lynn César; his son, Rob; his brother, Paul; his sister, Joan Barbour; and three grandchildren.

Webster Jones Jr., '37, of Santa Barbara, Calif., May 24, at 84. At Stanford, he was a member of Delta Upsilon and head yell leader for two years in which Stanford went to the Rose Bowl. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific and attained the rank of lieutenant commander. He worked in San Francisco for Fireman's Fund Insurance from 1938 to 1979. He moved to Santa Barbara in 1994, after the death of his wife, Jean. Survivors: his son, "Skip," MA '48; two daughters, Alicia James and Paige Kelleher; and five grandchildren.

Mary Owen Stewart, '37, of Santa Monica, Calif., February 16, at 81. She grew up on the Stanford campus at Owen House, a women's convalescent hospital run by her mother. At Stanford, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Survivors: her husband of 60 years, Frank, '33; MBA '35; her son, Jack, '64; and her daughter, Shelley.

Joy Moore Railton, '38, of Berkeley, November 5, at 80, of Parkinson's disease. A 50-year resident of Berkeley, she was an active community volunteer, serving as president of Hill Branch of Children's Hospital and the Interfraternity Mothers' Council at UC-Berkeley. She also was involved in Junior League and scouting. She and her husband launched several joint ventures, including the Bird Call Game. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard. Survivors: her son, Richard; her daughter, Jane Wheaton; and three grandchildren.


Oswald Mason St. John-Gilbert, '42, Gr. '65, of Los Altos, January 31, at 77, of a heart attack. He served in the Navy during World War II and received the Victory Bronze Star in 1944 for heroic achievements. He was an insurance broker in Palo Alto. Survivors: his wife, Janis; his children, Scott and Shelley; and one grandchild.

Norman P. Andresen, '43, of Salinas, Calif., March 13, at 77. At Stanford, he was a member of Delta Chi. As a Navy lieutenant during World War II, he attended George Washington Medical School in Washington, D.C., graduating in 1946. After training for a year in obstetric oncology at California Lutheran Hospital in Los Angeles and for three years in obstetrics and gynecology at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, he returned to Salinas in 1952. During his 39-year career, he was chief of staff and chief of obstetrics at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. He was involved in his family's cattle ranches at Arroyo Seco and Pacheco Pass and was a horseman and supporter of the California Rodeo. Survivors: his wife, Karal Lynn; two daughters, Lauren Murray and Karen; his son, Peter; his stepson, David Tollefson; and three grandchildren.

Charles Henry Jameson, '43, of Corona, Calif., October 29, at 75, of heart failure. At Stanford, he was a member of Theta Xi. After serving in the Army for three years in India, he returned to Corona and helped run the family citrus groves and packing house. He served as Corona mayor, and on the Corona City Council in 1958 and 1970. He earned an MBA from USC in 1965 and taught briefly at Oregon State U. and then at California Polytechnic State U.'s school of agriculture in Pomona. In the early 1980s, he traveled to North Yemen to teach citrus ranching. He was a board member of Temescal Water Co., a trustee of U. of Redlands and chair of the Friends of Corona Public Library's heritage committee. He taught Sunday school at the First Baptist Church. Survivors: his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Eleanor Young and Katherine Pitts; his son, Charles, '77; a sister, Anne Dunham, '51; two brothers, Walter, '38, and David, '47; and eight grandchildren.

Frances Winston Pfeiffer, '43, of Los Angeles, April 20, at 75, of respiratory disease complications. She was an eighth-generation Californian. At Stanford, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Survivors: her daughter, Lise Pfeiffer Chapman, '75; and three grandchildren.

William N.L. Hutchinson, '44, MBA '48, of San Francisco, March 22, at 75, of a heart attack. At Stanford, he was a member of Zeta Psi and the track and field team. During World War II, he served in Europe, where he was an aide-de-camp to his unit's commanding officer, a forward observer and the liaison officer to division and corps. He entered the investment business in 1952. He was chairman of Mitchum, Jones & Templeton and founded Wm. Hutchinson & Co., a New York Stock Exchange firm. He later joined Davis Skaggs, leaving to form Hutchinson Securities. At the time of his death, he was chief executive of Hutchinson Richardson Investment Management. Survivors: his wife, Kathleen; two daughters, Cristiana Anderson and Isabella; his son, William; and three grandchildren.

Stretton M. Smith, '44, Gr. '46, of Carmel, Calif., March 20, at 76, of cancer. At Stanford, he was a member of Delta Chi. He worked as an executive for 30 years at Sears Roebuck and Co. in Sacramento. Ordained in 1988, he served as an associate minister in Sacramento and then as minister of the Unity Church of the Monterey Peninsula from 1989 to 1991. He was nominated for the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion and posthumously received the Charles Fillmore Award for leadership in the church. Survivors: his wife, Joany Playdon-Smith; his daughter, Shannon McCarthy; and two stepsons, Christopher and Peter Playdon.

Bruce Robert Miles, '45, of Phoenix, August 22, 1997, at 73. During World War II, he served in the Army as a second lieutenant. He joined his father in business in 1948 at Culligan Miles Water Conditioning. He retired in 1986 and then worked briefly as a travel agent. He was a member of numerous church choirs, choral societies and symphony productions, and served on community boards. Survivors: his wife of 48 years, Bridgetta; two sons, Bruce and Keith; his daughter, Elizabeth; his sister, Elizabeth; and his granddaughter.

Robert R. Baysinger, '47, of Tucson, Ariz., January 18, at 77, after a long illness. During World War II, he served in the Navy on two tours of duty in the Pacific. He was a self-employed accountant, working and living in San Jose. He retired in the mid-1980s and moved to Tucson in 1993. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Jeanne; four daughters, Diane Danen, Kathleen Jones, Sandra Herbert and Sharon; his sister, Sherlie Tuchsen; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Dianne DeVeau Brooks, '47, of Pasadena, Calif., April 6, at 72, of complications from chronic arthritis. Survivors: her husband of 51 years, Frank, '46; her son, Ben; two daughters, Laurie Collamore and Stacey Dougherty; and nine grandchildren.

Lewellyn Perry Holmes Jr., '47, of Lafayette, Calif., March 31, at 75, of cancer. While at Stanford, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. During World War II, he was decorated for service as a Navy lieutenant in the Pacific. He worked for Plant Insulation for 41 years, becoming president and CEO. He also obtained a law degree. During retirement, he fulfilled a lifelong ambition by writing a novel, Mountains Against the Sun. Survivors: his wife, Peggy; his son, Perry; two daughters, Wendy and Lynda; and five grandsons.

Robert H. Carlson, '48, of San Jose, March 3, at 73. At Stanford, he was a member of Kappa Alpha. He received his medical degree from Columbia U. College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1951 and practiced internal medicine in San Jose until his retirement eight years ago. Survivors: his wife of 49 years, Joan, '48; two sons, Christopher and John; his daughter, Jennifer; his sister Barbara Showler, '48; his brother, Donald, '56, MD '64; and two granddaughters.

Nancy Woodruff Cortelyou, '48, of San Jose, April 19, at 70. She was a lifelong volunteer for nonprofit organizations, including Children's Health Council and the Food Closet of All Saints Episcopal Church, both in Palo Alto. Survivors: two daughters, Ann Brosnan and Pamela; her son, William; her sister, Frances Drummond, '40; and a granddaughter.


Clifford N. Carlsen Jr., '51, of Portland, Ore., March 5, at 70, of a stroke. While at Stanford, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a senior partner at the law firm of Miller, Nash, Wiener, Hager & Carlsen, specializing in banking, education and litigation. He was a former Portland city attorney, former president of the City Club of Portland and chairman of the No-on-13 committee, which organized the defeat of the anti-gay rights ballot initiative in Oregon in 1994. During the 1960s, he was a legal adviser to civil-rights activists, and was honored in 1966 by the Oregon State Bar for his volunteer work representing Mississippi civil-rights workers unable to secure counsel. He was a commissioner and former chair of the Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the board of visitors of the U. of Oregon Law School and the Multnomah County Library board as well as a trustee of the Oregon Community Foundation and the High Desert Museum. Survivors: his wife of 46 years, Doris, '50; his son, Clifford III; three daughters, Jane Carlsen-Estrem, Amy Carlsen-Kohnstamm and Laura, '80, MA '86; and six grandchildren.

Blair McDonald, '51, of Carmel Valley, Calif., February 21, at 67, following a car accident. At Stanford, he was a member of Sigma Chi. A longtime resident of the Monterey Peninsula, he was part-owner and sales manager of Monterey Sand Co. He was a pilot, sportsman and world traveler. Survivors: two daughters, Ann Jaeger and Lynn Kurteff; and four grandchildren.

John "Jock" Bullock Fewel, '52, MBA '55, of Portland, Ore., June 11, at 67, of complications following brain surgery. At Stanford, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. After obtaining his MBA, he moved to Portland, where he started his long career in the insurance business. Survivors: his wife of five years, Sylvia; his sons, Jay and Richard; his daughter, Janet; his sister, Felicia Pledger; and five grandchildren.

Suzanne Margaret Gordon, '53, of West Hartford, Conn., May 2, at 66. She graduated from the U. of Connecticut Law School in 1985 and was in private practice in West Hartford. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Old Broads, Mount Laurel Ski Club, Civitan and a former board member of the West Hartford League of Women Voters. Survivors: her husband, Ronald Hernberg; three sons, Kelly, Craig and David Rowles; and three grandchildren.

William Moore Stave, '56, of Salinas, Calif., March 28, at 64. At Stanford, he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi. He served in the Army from 1956 to 1958, attaining the rank of sergeant. He worked at a medical accounting service in San Mateo for 25 years and moved to Salinas after retiring. Survivors: two sons, Chris and Matthew; his daughter, Jennifer; his mother, Wilma; and his brother, George.


John E. Coleman, '60, of Berkeley, February 17, at 60, of liver cancer. At Stanford, he was a member of Sigma Chi and the baseball team. In 1961, he served a year in the Marine Corps and then worked as an administrator for the Peace Corps, directing the training of volunteers for Africa. In the late 1960s, he lived and traveled in Brazil. His first teaching position was with the Job Corps Program in Dublin, Calif., followed by a post at Berkeley's King Junior High. In 1968, he began teaching math at Berkeley High School, retiring in 1993 but continuing as a volunteer. He also volunteered at the Golden Gate Ostomy Association. He and his wife, artist Sas Colby, ran "Studio in the Sky" workshops. Survivors: his wife; his mother, Marjorie; and three sisters, Judy Blunck, Mary Rogers and Jean.

William F. Montgomery Jr., '64, of Pomona, Calif., August 4, 1997, at 54. At Stanford, he was a member of Theta Delta Chi. A resident of Pomona since 1970, he was a systems analyst for Fiserv. He was active with the Stead Health Fitness Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Survivors: his wife, Jan; his son, William; two daughters, Mary Salas and Elizabeth; his parents, William and Betty; and three grandchildren.

Marian Crawford Sait, '65, of Pasadena, Calif., May 3, at 54. A graduate of UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management, she was a travel professional. She was a member of the Century Club, an organization for those who have visited more than 100 of the world's countries.

James Russell Otto, '66, of Los Altos, April 4, at 53, of cancer. At Stanford, he was a member of Theta Delta Chi. He worked in the semiconductor industry for 32 years, most recently as director of sales and marketing for North America and Europe for Dyna-Craft Marketing Inc., based in Malaysia. He enjoyed traveling, hiking, cycling, water skiing, snow skiing and treks in urban and wild environments. Survivors: his wife of 32 years, Ellen, '66; three children, Christian, Lucinda Wheaton, MA '96, and Benjamin; his parents, Ralph and Frances; and three granddaughters.


Elizabeth Margaret Larsen-Kooker, '70, of Los Angeles, April 21. After studying graphic design at California State U.-Long Beach, she was art director at the Mark Taper Forum for nine years. She also was an active design volunteer at her sons' schools. Survivors: her husband, Gary; two sons, Benjamin and James; her mother, Miriam Kooker; her sister, Jane Smith; and her brother, John Kooker.

Joan Elizabeth Horwich, '73, of Fresno, Calif., April 12, at 46, in a car accident. While at Stanford, she was a member of Columbae House. She earned her medical degree at the U. of Florida and completed her residency in internal medicine at Danbury Hospital/Yale University Training Program. She practiced medicine, specializing in geriatrics, in Tallahassee, Fla., until 1994 when she moved to Fresno and joined Kaiser Permanente. Survivors: her husband, John Scholefield; two children, Ann and Sam; her father, Harry Horwich; and three sisters, Barbara, Madeline and Caroline.


Jeffrey Thomas Rona, '90, of Glastonbury, Conn., April 16, at 30. A four-year member of the men's varsity soccer team, he was the recipient of the scholar-athlete award. He worked at Cutler-Hammer in Hartford, Conn. A graduate of Quaker Valley High School in Sewickley, Pa., he was captain of its state-championship soccer team and the recipient of several state science awards. Survivors: his mother, Judy Flynn; his father, Paul; his sister, Agnes; and his brother, Patrick.


Frank L. Greenway Jr., MBA '40, Gr. '41, of Redlands, Calif., December 25, at 82, of cancer. From 1941 to 1944, he taught agricultural economics at Texas A & M. He worked for Safeway Stores as a market research analyst in Oakland from 1944 to 1946. He was a professor of economics and business administration at U. of Redlands from 1946 until his retirement in 1980 and served several years as head of the department. A member of the Redlands Rotary Club since 1951, he served as president in 1969-70 and was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, May Beth "Betty," '40; his son, Frank L. III, '66; two daughters, Kathryn J. Osbun and Christie B. Klein; two grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

Fred M. Rusk, MBA '40, of Arcadia, Calif., April 4. He was a retired partner of Price Waterhouse and a member of the San Gabriel Country Club. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Lavina; his son, Fred Jr.; his daughter, Mary Ann Garland; and five grandchildren.

Chester Baker, MBA '48, of Valparaiso, Ind., at 76. A Navy lieutenant at the end of World War II, he was an active volunteer both at Opportunity Enterprises and as a counselor with the Service Corps of Retired Executives. He founded and owned U.S. Piping Co. in Gary, Ind., and Sanitary Pipe and Electric Supply Co. in Valparaiso. After retiring in 1980, he wrote a business column for the Post-Tribune. Survivors: his wife of 37 years, Audree; two daughters, Abby Kail and Eden Tallman; his son, Randy, '77; his sister, Rosalie Cohn; and four grandchildren.


Kathryn Beck Barieau, MA '47, of Fresno, Calif., March 25, at 77, of cancer. During World War II, she served in the Navy WAVES as a communications intelligence officer, receiving a presidential citation for her unit's work on Japanese code. A 50-year resident of Fresno and an active community volunteer, she served as president of the PTA and Council of Girl Scouts, and chair of the 1977 Fresno school bond election and the Fresno County Juvenile Justice Commission. She also served on the boards of the Juvenile Court Institutional Council, Alternative Sentencing Program, Council on Child Abuse Prevention, Fig Garden Fire Protection District and the Channel 18 Auction. Survivors: her husband of 50 years, William, '39, MBA '47; two daughters, Barbara Mauldin and Becky Wathen; her son, William; and two grandchildren.

Harvey Hall, Gr. '48, of Menlo Park, May 21, at 89. During World War II, he served in the Air Force in Europe. He received his doctorate in education from Teacher's College, Columbia U. He taught English at Sequoia High School in Redwood City in 1932 and then became assistant dean of men at the College of the City of New York. He later headed the division of language and literature at Orange Coast College in Southern California. He was Stanford's registrar from 1950 to 1972 and a member of the Academic Council. In 1970-71, he was president of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. In 1972, he received Stanford's Dinkelspiel Award for outstanding service to undergraduate education. He served as Stanford's first ombudsman in 1973 and 1974. In 1989, he received the Legion of Honor Award from the Kiwanis Club of the Peninsula, where he had been a member for 35 years. He was an active member of the Stanford Historical Society and the Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Marion, '22, MA '23, in January. Survivors: three nephews, Gregg Stubbs, Herbert M. Dwight Jr., '53, MS '59, and Robert H. Dwight.

Kathleen Huguenin Morris, MA '72, PhD '78, of Palo Alto, May 29, at 51, of cancer. She was a consultant in school districts around the country and a volunteer in the Palo Alto Unified School District for 14 years. She also was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society. Survivors: her husband, Richard, MA '77, PhD '77; her daughter, Amanda; her brother, Kenneth Huguenin; and three sisters, Sharon Alford, Linda Gillespie and Janice Crocker.


Charles "Chuck" Henton Holmes, PhD '63, MS '73, of Menlo Park, November 19, at 66, of a heart attack. In the 1960s, he was a professor and chair of the Auburn U. electrical engineering faculty and later served as assistant dean of engineering. In 1971, he returned to the Bay Area and worked at Hewlett-Packard while studying operations research. In the past 25 years, he worked for several California firms in the fields of microwave computer-aided design and nonlinear circuit design. At the time of his death, he was employed by Eagleware Corp. He taught professional engineering courses worldwide through Besser Associates and also taught courses at San Francisco State and Foothill College. Survivors: his wife, Virginia, '58, MA '59; his daughter, Carla, '89, MA '92; his sister, Helen; and his brother, Mike.

Humanities and Sciences

Dean E. McHenry, MA '33 (political science), of Santa Cruz, Calif., March 17, at 87. After graduation, he taught at Williams College and Pennsylvania State College. In 1939, he became a political science professor at UCLA, where he taught for nearly two decades and served as chair of the department. He wrote several books on government and was a Carnegie fellow and Fulbright lecturer, traveling to Australia and New Zealand. In 1961, he became UC President Clark Kerr's academic assistant for planning and was on the survey team that created a master plan for the new UC campuses in San Diego, Irvine and Santa Cruz. He was founding chancellor of UC-Santa Cruz, serving from 1961 to 1974. After retirement, he concentrated on the family-owned vineyards at their Bonny Doon ranch in Santa Cruz County. He also continued to serve the UC-Santa Cruz Foundation and was an active supporter of the school's arboretum and marine laboratory. Survivors: his wife, Jane, '32, MA '33; two daughters, Sally MacKenzie, '59, and Nancy Fletcher, '63; two sons, Dean Jr. and Henry; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Donald Edgar Butler, MA '36 (chemistry), of Sonoma, Calif., February 25, at 84. He taught chemistry in Ventura, Calif., and worked during World War II as a research chemist for an oil company. He and his wife owned and operated a small North Lake Tahoe hotel for several summers. From 1946 to 1978, he was a member of the Yuba College faculty, teaching chemistry, theater and music, chairing the fine arts division and working as director of community services. He helped design a new theater and founded a Scottish bagpipe band. He was organist and choir director of St. John's Episcopal Church. In 1957, he taught in Belfast, Ireland, as a Fulbright exchange teacher. He moved to La Jolla, Calif., in 1978, and then to Sonoma in 1994. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Mary, '37; three daughters, Kathleen Lowry, Ma'Carry Cairo Mustola and Nan Perrott; his son, Scott; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Walker Stanley Edwards, MA '48 (political science), of Denver, January 29, at 87. He was the first professor of political science at Metropolitan State College in Denver, which opened in 1965. He later served as chair of the department and head of the social sciences division, retiring in 1976. Previously, he taught at Colorado Women's College for 11 years, Regis College in Denver and Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Mo. He spent 87 summers at his family's residence in Glen Park and Palmer Lake, Colo., and was a member of the Palmer Lake Historical Society. A member of numerous national and local railroad organizations, he founded the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club in 1938. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Martha Eastman; three sons, Herbert, Daniel, '66, and Stanford; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Jesse M. Phillips, MA '50 (English), of Menlo Park, March 20, at 84. He served in the Army during World War II. A retired book editor, he worked for Stanford University Press and also did freelance work. He was an active volunteer at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Survivors include two step-nephews.

Jean Byers Cushing, MA '52 (English), of Durham, N.C., April 30, at 86. Before attending Stanford, she was a teacher in Oakland and was commissioned by the National Education Association to write a series of educational plays, which were performed at high schools throughout the nation. She was a fellow at the Breadloaf Writers Conference, taught writing at Stanford and was an associate professor of English at Cal State-Northridge. Her stories appeared in Harper's, Harper's Bazaar and New Mexico Quarterly as well as in a series of Stanford short story collections. A 20-year resident of Durham, she was active in the Forest Hills Garden Club and Presbyterian Church women's group. Survivors: her husband, Frederic; her son, James; and two grandchildren.

Mildred Elizabeth Corcoran, MA '58 (communication), MA '69 (political science), of Los Altos, April 27, at 92, of pneumonia. During the Depression, she taught on an American Indian reservation. A resident of Palo Alto for more than 30 years, she taught English and social studies at Jordan Junior High School and later political science at the College of San Mateo. She served on the Palo Alto City Council from 1953 to 1959. An environmentalist, she supported preservation of open space in the Baylands and the foothills. She was past president of the local chapter of the League of Women Voters and the Palo Alto PTA. Survivors: her son, John, '59, MS '67; and two granddaughters.

Thomas Crawford Kennedy, MA '59, PhD '61 (history), of Laramie, Wyo., March 20, at 65. During the Korean War, he served as a sergeant in the Army. From 1962 to 1995, he was professor of history at U. of Wyoming. In 1965, he traveled to India on a Fulbright grant. He wrote Charles A. Beard and American Foreign Policy and co-wrote History of World War II in Postage Stamps. Survivors: his wife of 13 years, Judy; two sons, Douglas and David; three stepsons, Ivan Maxfield and Jamie and Jesse Ottman; three grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

Gordon R. Cubbison, MA '61 (communication), of Carmel, Calif., December 30, at 77, of cancer. He served 22 years in the Army, with posts in the Philippines, Japan, Korea and Germany, retiring as lieutenant colonel. A paratrooper with 129 jumps, he earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart in Korea. He taught at Golden Gate U. in Monterey from 1971 to 1986. He was co-owner of Whitney's Restaurant in Carmel. A member of several civic organizations, he was past president of the local chapter of Parents Without Partners. He was predeceased by his wife, LaVonne, in 1992. Survivors: two sons, Cameron Adair and Gene, '70; two daughters, Devon Regehr and Meca Laurie Wawona; his brother, Donald; his sister, Rose Butts, '34; and five grandchildren.

John David McCaffrey, Gr. '74 (anthropology), of San Mateo, May 20, at 70. An anthropologist of art, he investigated eidetic imagery while living among the Aborigines in Australia and later in Africa while on the faculty at the U. of Zambia. Survivors: his daughter, Caitlin; and his son, Sean.


Collin H. Dong, MD '31, of San Francisco, March 25, at 94, after a stroke. A San Francisco physician for 63 years, he began his general practice in the 1930s and retired at 90. He developed a vegetable-and-rice diet in the 1940s in an attempt to control his arthritis. In 1973, he published The Arthritic's Cookbook and, later, New Hope for the Arthritic. A golfer, artist, art collector and former boxer, he was active in the Salesian Boys Club and the Wah Ying social club and helped establish the Chinese Hospital. Survivors: his wife, Mildred; and three children, Eileen, Colleen and Galen.