Faculty and Staff
Douglass Cecil North, of Benzonia, Mich., November 23, at 95, of esophageal cancer. A member of the economics faculty for 33 years at the U. of Washington in Seattle, where he helped found the study of cliometrics, he then taught at Stanford into his early 90s. In 1993, his work was recognized with a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, which he shared with a colleague. A World War II veteran, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, fast cars and flying his own plane. Survivors: his wife, Elisabeth Case; sons, Douglass, ’74, Christopher and Malcolm; four grandchildren; and one half-sister.
Alice Gould Klauber Miller, ’34 (economics), of San Diego, October 16, at 102. She partnered with her husband in business and volunteered for the Junior League of San Diego and other organizations. She collected Japanese art, plein air paintings and miniature books. A member of the Asian arts committee of the San Diego Museum of Art and the ZLAC Rowing Club, she was devoted to her community, family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, David. Survivors: her children, Laurence, ’66, Grace Miller Valencia and David.
Wilma Jenkins Hubbard, ’35 (history), of Friday Harbor, Wash., January 11, at 101. After graduation, she worked in the pathology lab at the old Stanford Medical School located in San Francisco. She and her husband moved to San Marino, Calif., where she served as president of the Stanford Women’s Club and was a member of AAUW. In the second half of her life, she became a potter and sculptor and a world traveler. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank, ’35, JD ’41. Survivors include her daughter, Clare.
Robert Field “Bob” Morris, ’36 (economics), MBA ’38, of Aliso Viejo, Calif., January 9, at 100. He began his career at Peat Marwick in San Francisco and worked as the chief cost accountant at Todd Shipyards in Long Beach during World War II. He then held a variety of financial management positions at several companies before joining Abbott Laboratories in 1970. After retiring to San Clemente, Calif., he served as city treasurer for five years. His was a long life well lived, and to the end, he was first and foremost a family man. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Julie. Survivors: his children, Mike, Beth, Debby Neville, Margo Bruich and Patti Nation; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Ora Virginia Bryant Walker, ’37 (social sciences/social thought), of San Mateo, November 9, at 100. During World War II, she volunteered for the Red Cross, driving returning servicemen around San Francisco. On a dare from one of her passengers, she drove her bus the wrong way up Lombard Street. She was a life master bridge player and an accomplished seamstress and gardener. She was known as the “vine lady” at the Strybing Arboretum in San Francisco, where she volunteered for many years.
Lee Austin Otterson, ’39 (general engineering), of Palo Alto, December 22, at 98. Following his military service, he co-founded a manufacturing company, the first of many companies he started, from engineering to food processing and industrial real estate. His love of flying inspired him to fly a plane around the world in 1977, and he was very active in the Boy Scouts, sailing and traveling (he visited 174 countries, including Antarctica when he was 90). He was a member of Stanford Associates. He was predeceased by his second wife, Barbara, and third wife, Beverly. Survivors: his children, Dorothy Otterson Flint, Helen Otterson Rodde, ’70, and Bert; seven grandchildren, including Heather Rodde Akuiyibo, ’99, and Brian Rodde, ’01, MBA ’07; six great-grandchildren; and four siblings.
Jane Louise Guernsey Pope, ’39 (basic medical sciences), of Burlingame, November 9, at 98. Born in San Francisco, she lived in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Manila before returning to the United States to finish high school. She worked as a laboratory technologist for decades, retiring in her 80s. She loved to travel, was dedicated to her church and active in the Stanford Alumni Association. Survivors: her children, Susan Perry and Stephen, ’69, MD ’73; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Roy Post Trowbridge, ’40 (general engineering), of Menominee, Mich., January 17, at 97, of congestive heart failure. He moved to Detroit after graduation and worked for General Motors. Following his service in World War II, he continued working for GM, traveling around the world several times and winning many awards. He belonged to the Society of Mechanical Engineers and served as the chair of the American National Standards Institute. His hobbies included crossword puzzles, playing cribbage and watching football. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia (Mott, ’40), and son, John, ’72. Survivors: his daughter, Susan Kukuk; two granddaughters; and three great-granddaughters.
James Calvin “Jim” Haugh, ’42 (general engineering), of La Jolla, Calif., February 28, 2015, at 94. A veteran of World War II, he joined the family business as a bus driver before taking over as manager of its transit systems—15 in five Western states. In 1965, he was named president of the transit and ferry companies. The ferry company was dissolved after the San Diego-Coronado Bridge opened, when he became board chair of Haugh Enterprises, retiring in 1982. He received the Governors’ Award from Stanford Associates and was active on numerous boards, devoting more than 50 years to Sharp HealthCare. He was predeceased by his wife of 36 years, Sally (Breuner, ’45). Survivors: his wife of 20 years, Lucy; children, Jesse, ’73, Sarah Haugh Holt, ’74, David, ’77, and Charles, ’81; 11 grandchildren, including Brady, ’13; and one great-grandchild.
Nancy Davies Burkett Morse, ’42 (speech and drama), of Berkeley, December 29, at 95. After her first husband died tragically in an airplane accident, she married Robert Morse. As the wife of an Archbishop, she was an inspiration to many in the Anglican Province of Christ the King, serving on the Altar Guild and with the Anglican Church Women. She hosted numerous gatherings and had a way of making each person feel welcome. She was kind, witty, stylish and full of grace. She was predeceased by her first husband, John Nickel, and second husband, Robert. Survivors: her children, Nina Gladish and John; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Duncan Victor Patty, ’42 (general engineering), MS ’47 (mining and mineral engineering), of Auburn, Calif., December 25, at 95. He played water polo at Stanford, interrupting his undergraduate education to work for Lockheed and enlist in the Naval Air Corps during World War II. After earning his master’s degree, he worked in the oil industry in Oklahoma and then California, for Tejon Ranch Co., until his retirement in 1985. He and his wife enjoyed trips all over the world, many with Stanford Travel/Study. He was predeceased by his son Jeffrey, ’73, and daughter Liza Patty Spates, ’75. Survivors: his wife, Charlotte; son David, ’69, MS ’70; daughter Pamela Patty Tweet, ’70; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Frank A. Bauman, ’43 (economics), of Portland, Ore., November 19, at 94. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and a graduate of Yale Law School. He practiced law in Portland for many years, twice serving as president of the World Affairs Council and the Oregon chapter of the United Nations Association. From 1971 to 1976, he served as the U.N. senior officer to Australasia in Sydney. Survivors: his children, Barbara Bauman Tyran, ’75, Todd, ’78, and Trisha; and three grandchildren.
Alice Gennett Martin Karlebach, ’43 (English), of Los Angeles, September 26, at 94. She began her eclectic career at Samuel Goldwyn Productions before working for the U.S. Army Service Clubs in the early 1950s in Wurzburg, Germany. Returning to L.A., she became a real estate agent and then broker, working with clients such as Greer Garson, James Garner and Elvis Presley. Her last job before retiring was working in public relations for the Carnation Co. She was a member of the National Charity League and the Costume Council of the Los Angeles Museum of Art, and she loved cooking, reading, the beach and all creatures great and small. Survivors include her daughter, Rosanne.
Doris Elaine Little Bundgard, ’44, of Salinas, Calif., January 1, at 93. A San Francisco native, she walked across Golden Gate Bridge the day it opened, practiced and played tennis with violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz in the Palace of Fine Arts, and studied in a closet at Stanford with a flashlight during World War II blackouts. She had a talent for bringing people together and served as a role model for the social events she organized and the volunteer work she was devoted to. She was predeceased by her former husband, Norman. Survivors: her children, James, Frances Bensley and Heidi Butt; and three grandchildren.
Lester Alan Krupp, ’44 (social science/social thought), of Foster City, Calif., November 12, at 93. He served in the Navy during World War II. His career in the direct mail advertising business began with Krupp’s Direct Mail in Los Angeles, and he eventually became executive vice president of MMI in San Francisco. Once retired, he and his wife discovered a passion for travel, covering well over 100,000 miles in their RV. He was predeceased by his first wife, AudreyAnne (Newman, ’50). Survivors: his wife of 38 years, Patricia; children, Lester Jr., Lisa, Erika, Adam and Jonathon; and seven grandchildren.
William Morgan “Bud” Carpenter, ’45 (economics), of Los Angeles, November 5, at 91. He served in the Navy in World War II and was a member of Delta Tau Delta. He was a partner in Bingaman & Carpenter and a longtime member of both the Mens Garden Club of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Yacht Club. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Virginia (Hobbs, ’45). Survivors: his children, Peter and Amy.
Patricia Kirk Dowd, ’45 (communication), of Seattle, November 25, at 92. She competed in the Grand American Trapshooting Tournament as a teenager, and after college, she worked as a reporter for several Bay Area newspapers. Later she worked in advertising at Pictsweet Co. in Mount Vernon, Wash. An active member of her community, she volunteered at KING Call for Action and the United Way of Seattle and made lunches for a homeless shelter. She enjoyed travel, bridge, the opera and ballet, and time spent with friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Kelly. Survivors: her children, Terry, Jennifer, Patrick and Tara; and nine grandchildren.
Betty Joanne Benedict Honegger, ’45 (humanities), of Carmel, Calif., September 10, at 92. She was active in Republican politics and a lifelong connoisseur and collector of fine art, serving as chair of the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art Docent Council. She was predeceased by her husband, Bev, ’43. Survivors: her children, Barbara, ’69, and Scott, ’72; two grandchildren, including David, MS ’09; and one great-grandchild.
Robert Charles Miller, ’46 (chemistry), of Los Altos, December 15, 2014, at 95, of cancer. He played trumpet in the Stanford Band, served in World War II and became president and CEO of Techno Economic Services. He was predeceased by his wife, Joan. Survivors: his children, Jan Miller Stuart, ’78, and Kenneth; and four grandchildren.
Mary Jeannette Grimsley Fayram Shackell, ’46 (political science), of Santa Barbara, Calif., November 30, at 91. She loved children and being a mother. After her first husband passed away unexpectedly in 1956, she married a reverend and took up the study of Christian education in Berkeley. She assisted in church activities and, in 1967, the family did a pulpit exchanged in Felbridge, U.K. She was predeceased by her first husband, Richard, ’45. Survivors: her children, David, Margaret, Richard Jr. and Sarah; her grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Robert Brooks Harris, ’47 (biological sciences), MD ’47, of Sacramento, November 25, at 94. A Sacramento surgeon for 40 years, he practiced at Sutter and Mercy Hospitals and was an associate clinical professor at UC-Davis Medical School. He served his community on several boards and was known to make numerous house calls. A gifted storyteller, he loved nature and life’s simple pleasures, teaching his family to lead hikes, dig for clams and name every flower and star. He was predeceased by his son Steve. Survivors: his wife of 70 years, Marjorie (Fearon, ’47); children, Ann Sealby, John, Suzie Smits and Jim, ’79; 11 grandchildren, including Jeffrey, ’16; one great-grandson; and one brother, John, ’46, MD ’49.
Laura Diana Strain Holmes, ’47 (social science/social thought), of Oakville, Calif., January 10, at 90. She spent a decade in New York City studying piano but eventually made her way back to California. She and her second husband planted vineyards and helped start the Robert Mondavi Winery in 1966. An active member of the Oakville Winegrowers Association, she also spent time traveling, sketching and cooking. Survivors: her daughter, Laura Holmes Peters; and one granddaughter.
Dorsey Boyd Kindler, ’47 (history), MBA ’49, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, November 25, at 92. A World War II veteran, he attended Stanford on the GI Bill, playing football and pledging Sigma Chi. After earning his MBA, he worked for Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel but took early retirement to fulfill his passion for raising cattle. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Jane (Holme, ’48), and son Dorsey Jr. Survivors: his children, Karen Kotlarchik, Dean and Doug; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Nancy Catherine Kendall Francis, ’48 (humanities), of Eugene. Ore., November 24, at 89. She was active in the League for Women Votes throughout her life, took French classes for years and had a love of learning and travel. She and her husband moved frequently, living in Iran for a year, and their home embraced people from all cultures. Survivors: her children, Kathy, Linda, Steve and Lette; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Velma Elaine Prosser Tiffany, ’48 (chemistry), of Hollister, Calif., December 1, at 89. After graduating and marrying her college sweetheart, she worked for several years in the pharmacology department of the Stanford Lane Hospital, doing cancer research. In 1955, the couple moved to Hollister, and she supported her husband in the operation of the family business, Tiffany Motor Co. An active volunteer, she won numerous community service awards and was elected to Stanford Associates in 2004. She and her husband enjoyed gardening, golf and spending as much time as possible in the Sierra with family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, ’48. Survivors: her children, Bill, ’72, Susan Tiffany-Brown, MS ’81, and Bob, ’76; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother.
James Nelson Brett, ’49 (economics), MBA ’51, of Menlo Park, November 22, at 90. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He then spent many years as a financial analyst with Chevron Oil Corp. and enjoyed a second career with Apple Computer. He was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Lois. Survivors: his children, Thea Brett Shupe and Norman; and seven grandchildren.
Martin “Marty” Feldman, ’49 (economics), MA ’54 (education), of Los Gatos, Calif., December 5, at 93. A member of the 22nd Marine Division in World War II, he served in the South Pacific and earned two purple hearts. At Stanford, he played football and rugby and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a football coach at Stanford as well as second head coach for the Oakland Raiders. Survivors: his wife, Nell; children, Scott, Lance and Keri; and seven grandchildren.
Priscilla Mae Johnson Floyd, ’49 (psychology), of Modesto, Calif., December 5, at 88. An elementary teacher until getting married and raising a family, she kept busy with golf, bridge, reading and travel. She was also a lifelong 49er and Giants fan. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack. Survivors: her daughters, Jill, Karen, Judy and Priscilla; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother.
Sally Ann Brown Geis, ’49 (Pacific-Asiatic-Russian studies), MA ’49 (education), of Denver, November 16, at 87. After earning a doctorate in sociology at the U. of Denver, she was on the faculties of Colorado Women’s College, Iliff School of Theology and the U. of Colorado School of Medicine. The author and co-author of five books and numerous academic papers, she helped found Africa U. and the Russia United Methodist Theological Seminary. She loved the mountains, music and traveling with her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Robert. Survivors: her sons, Raymond, MS ’76, and Jim; and two grandchildren.
Edwin Adams “Ed” Wells Jr., ’49, MS ’50 (civil engineering), of Portola Valley, February 7, 2015, at 91. A World War II veteran and member of Sigma Chi, he worked for two engineering firms before co-founding Bartle Wells Associates, which provided financing planning for major regional water and sewer programs. He helped incorporate the town of Portola Valley in 1964, serving as treasurer for 13 years, and planted one of the valley’s first vineyards. His family enjoyed numerous adventures, from a road and canoe trip to Alaska to visits to important public works monuments, such as the California Aqueduct. He was a member of Stanford Associates and supported the university throughout his life. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Alison (Dice, ’48); children, Ed III, ’72, Donn, David, Carolyn, Richard and Janet; three grandchildren, including Kelly, ’05; and three great-grandchildren.
Robert Apperson Chase, ’50 (mechanical engineering), MS ’51 (applied mechanics), of Arroyo Grande, Calif., January 1, at 87, after a long illness. He always wanted to fly, starting with making model airplanes, then designing and flying sailplanes. After earning his doctorate at the California Institute of Technology, he worked for many years in aeronautical and rocket design. He was predeceased by his daughter Carrie. Survivors: his wife, Carolyn; children, Merril Allen, Marty Arismendi and Bill; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Richard G.S. Finch, ’50 (Spanish), MA ’51 (education), of Medford, Ore., November 15, at 90. He taught Spanish and French at Tulare Union High School before moving to Palo Alto, where he taught Spanish for 23 years at Cubberley High School. He completed his teaching career at Gunn High School after Cubberley closed in 1979. A lover of foreign languages, art and music, he studied Arabic, Japanese, Portuguese, recorder, guitar, bagpipe and became an accomplished watercolorist. He was predeceased by his first wife, Marjean, and second wife, Helen. Survivors: his children, Bruce, Paul, Alison and Hilary; one granddaughter; and three siblings.
Marjorie Ruth Wiles Freeman, ’50 (psychology), of Enid, Okla., December 31, 2013, at 85. A resident of Dallas for many years, she was on the library board and was a member of PEO. A proponent of historical preservation, she was responsible for identifying the Enid Land Run Office and helped secure it for the Heritage village. She received a distinguished service award for the preservation of state and local history from the Oklahoma Heritage Association and was involved with the Keeper of the Plains Award. Her other interests included sewing, cooking, playing bridge, and she loved her family, friends and Weimaraner dogs. She was predeceased by her granddaughter. Survivors: her husband, Boyd; children, Jeff, Steve, Jim and Julie Howle; stepchildren, Ruth and Robert Freeman; and five grandchildren.
George Howard Garnick, ’50 (industrial engineering), of Pleasanton, Calif., November 16, at 89, following a stroke. He started his career as an engineer and foreman at Stolte Construction in Oakland before moving to Monterey Mechanical Co., where he eventually became a partner and co-owner. Under his leadership, the company worked on many commercial projects including the Stanford Linear Accelerator, BART stations and improvements to Bay Area bridges. He enjoyed skiing, travel, problem solving and woodworking. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Janice (Froehlich, ’50); children, Marilyn Kittleson, Steven, Anne Kuelz and Larry; and 10 grandchildren.
Carolyn Frances Liston Perry, ’50 (psychology), of Santa Rosa, Calif., December 26. She and her husband moved often, from Menlo Park to Boston, as he pursued a successful career in higher education administration. When he became president of Corning Community College in New York, she hosted countless dinners and receptions and shared her love of gardening by advising on the landscape for the new college campus. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, William. Survivors: her children, Anita Laughlin, Bill, Lynn Martin, Jamie and Ned; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and four brothers, including Robert Liston, ’56.
Michael Elliott Spiro II, ’50 (history), of Annapolis, Md., November 28, at 86. He was captain of the rugby team and was commissioned into the Marine Corps, serving through 1976. He saw combat in Korea and Vietnam and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, five air medals and the Navy Achievement Medal. Upon retiring from military service, he worked as a pharmaceutical sales and marketing executive assigned to Europe and the Far East. He also served as COO of the National Marrow Donor Program. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia. Survivors include his three children.
John Gaylord Colton, ’51 (industrial engineering), of Scottsdale, Ariz., January 19, at 88. An Army veteran and member of Phi Kappa Psi, he worked for Owens Corning in Indiana before moving his family to Arizona and starting Colton Building Systems in 1970. He was past president of the Arizona Associated Builders and Contractors and a former Scoutmaster. An avid sports fan, he especially loved the Stanford Cardinal and Arizona State U., where he provided annual scholarships for students of ASU Del E. Webb School of Construction. Survivors: his wife of 64 years, Joan; children, Linda, Bob and Dan; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother.
Jane Gray Sanson Kneedler, ’51 (education), of Mount Vernon, Ill., August 14, at 85. She and her husband lived in Glendale, Calif., for 56 years, and she worked as a kindergarten teacher in the local school district until her retirement in 1991. She enjoyed trips to the beach, mountains and the Midwest with her family, and she was a talented artist. Survivors: her husband of 61 years, Robert; children, Susan, ’77, MA ’78, Sara Modert and Robert; and four grandchildren.
Martha Ann “Marty” Beaver Wilcoxson, ’51 (English), of Paso Robles, Calif., December 29, at 86. A dedicated volunteer, she worked for the Assistance League in Redlands, Calif., and volunteered at Twin Cities Hospital for more than 20 years. She and her husband bred Arabian horses, and she became a respected judge certified by the Arabian Horse Show Association. She was predeceased by her husband, John. Survivors: her children, John, Meredith, Sydney Liptak and Sarah; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Joan McIntyre Frisbie Neff, ’52 (chemistry), of Daly City, Calif., November 2, at 86. After raising her family, she worked in the chemistry department at San Francisco State U. She was a 50-year member of the League of Women Voters and past president of the North San Mateo chapter. Family was her passion, but she also loved traveling, musicals, detective stories, badminton and swimming. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill, ’51, PhD ’58. Survivors include her children, Harold, Susan, Janet and Tris.
Thomas Louis Perko, ’52 (economics), MBA ’57, of Spokane, Wash., December 30, at 85. He served in the Army and started his career in Seattle, selling computers to banks for IBM. In 1963 he joined Washington Trust Bank, where he worked for nearly 50 years, serving many years as chief operating officer and president of both the bank and the holding company. He was active in his community and enjoyed playing basketball and golf and flying his own airplane. He was predeceased by his first wife, Betty. Survivors: his children, Tom, Mary Jones, Kathy, Rick, Jeff and Mark; 10 grandchildren; and three brothers.
Arthur Lee Atherton Jr., ’53 (international relations), of Seattle, January 6. He started his career with Seattle First National Bank and worked for Seafirst for more than 20 years, eventually becoming an executive vice president and creating the bank’s Alaska division. Later he joined ABN Bank, overseeing its first U.S. office in San Francisco. After retiring from banking, he started Seawood Construction, a builder of award-winning homes in Seattle. Survivors: his wife, Janet; children, Rebecca Scott, Robert Gradwohl, Sally Carr and Scott; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
David Charles Carr, ’54 (political science), JD ’60, of Burlingame, January 22, at 84, of congestive heart failure and Parkinson’s disease. He served in the Air Force before law school and then joined his father’s firm, where he worked as a litigator for 32 years. He also served on the Burlingame School Board and, together with his wife, was class correspondent for Stanford magazine. He loved travel and food, belonging to several local gourmet groups, and his other passion was music, especially Dixieland and Louis Armstrong. Friends remember his smile, singing and collection of hats from around the world. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Jane (Beel, ’54, MA ’55); children, Marilyn, Michael and Jeffrey; and two grandchildren.
Kingsley Durant, ’54 (economics), of Monument Beach, Mass., January 4, 2015, at 83. He served in the Navy and was a founding partner of Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. He was past president of International 210 Class Association and the Massachusetts Bay Sailing Association. Survivors: his wife, Joan; children, Kingsley Jr., Peter, Robert, Edward, Martha Mixson and Jon; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two siblings.
John Robert “Bob” Schauwecker, ’54 (basic medical sciences), MD ’57, of Palo Alto, December 9, at 84. He spent two years at the National Institutes of Health before returning to the Bay Area to join the radiology department at El Camino Hospital. During his 36 years there, he loved discovering new ways of diagnosing illness and improving patient care. Providing service to those in need came naturally to him, as did a sense of humor and taste for adventure. He took photographs in East Africa, took up scuba diving in his mid-50s and spent the millennium on a Russian icebreaker in Antarctica. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Suzanne (Voge, ’61); daughters, Lynn, Lisa and Nancy; two grandchildren; and one brother.
Richard A. “Dick” Young, ’54 (economics), of San Francisco, December 31, at 83, of complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. At Stanford he played basketball and pledged Delta Chi. He started his career at Shell Oil Co. before switching to the securities industry and working as a stockbroker at Kidder Peabody & Co. and then Davis, Skaggs & Co. He played basketball into his late 60s, traveling with a seniors’ league, and he and his son won the Olympic Club’s first annual father/son golf tournament in 1974. He was predeceased by his son Richard Jr. Survivors: his children, Sharon and Guy; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister.
Kenneth R. Anderson, ’56, of Spokane, Wash., April 11, 2015, at 81. He spent his career in banking, starting as a branch manager in Seattle and finally as a senior loan officer in Spokane. He loved skiing and was particularly proud of getting his pyrotechnic license. Whether it was delivering Meals-on-Wheels, driving the church van or snowplowing the neighbor’s driveway, he was always the first to jump in to help others. Survivors: his wife of 53 years, Kay; children, Marie Lottermoser and Erik; six grandchildren; and one brother.
Nathaniel Edward Flynn, ’56 (chemical engineering), of San Mateo, January 9, at 84. He served in the Navy and worked for 33 years with the San Francisco Air Pollution District as an engineer and supervisor. His interests ranged from opera to restoring classic Cadillacs, and he was a craftsman who could fix just about anything. Survivors: his children, Mark, Nora, Natalie, James and Dorothea; and two great-grandchildren.
Mary Vaughn Armstrong, ’57 (nursing), of Marysville, Wash., November 22, at 81. She was known for her charismatic personality and her devotion to and love of Christ. She was predeceased by her sons Christopher and Matthew Goddard and one grandson. Survivors: her husband of nearly five decades, Robert, ’50; son John Goddard; stepdaughters, Leslie Wilson and Ann Armstrong; seven grandchildren; and two siblings.
Gordon Frank MacGinitie, ’57, MS ’59 (electrical engineering), of Pittsburgh, November 5, at 79. He was an announcer and bookkeeper at KSZU at Stanford and worked as a research fellow in electrical engineering at the California Institute of Technology and the U. of Tubingen, Germany. His career focused on analog and digital circuit design for telecommunications and computer systems at Granger Associates, Harris Digital Telephone and other firms. A proud gay man, he was a committed atheist and a lifelong supporter of progressive causes. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara (Beckwith, ’58). Survivors: his children, Jean Gazis, Jessie Lesko and Andrew; and six grandchildren.
Charles George “Chuck” Siggins, ’57 (economics), of Phoenix, November 23, at 83. He served in the Korean War and joined IBM after graduating from Stanford. He was transferred to Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and finally Phoenix as branch manager of the data processing division. He left IBM in 1971 to turn around Sun Control Tile Co. and Baker Bros. Flooring, which he expanded and sold in 1997 to Shaw Industries. His interests included golf, bridge and traveling the world. Survivors: his children, Nan, Scott, Peter and Kevin; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
John James Hollister III, ’58 (political science), of Santa Barbara, Calif., January 14, at 83. He served in the Korean War before attending Stanford on the GI Bill. After law school, he moved to Santa Barbara to co-found Hollister and Brace, eventually retiring to his beloved Arroyo Hondo Ranch in 1989. He enjoyed hunting, fly-fishing and scuba diving and was especially proud to transition ownership of the 800-acre family ranch to the Santa Barbara Land Trust. He was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Barbara. Survivors: his children, Scott, Catherine Wallenfels and George; stepchildren, Sara Pelton and Bill, Matt and Joe Jennings; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Susan Rood Payne, ’58 (psychology), of Meadow Vista, Calif., September 30, at 78, of congestive heart failure. She worked for General Telephone, as a social worker and counselor for inner-city youth. Later she obtained her real estate license and spent three decades buying, refurbishing and renting properties. An engaged conversationalist and advocate for abandoned animals, she loved music of all genres and watching the sunset from her dream house in the Sierra foothills. Survivors: her husband of 56 years, Walt, ’57, MBA ’62; children, Lori Dittel-Payne, Julie Payne Hamilton and Christopher; six grandchildren; and one brother.
Savilla Gamble Eisner, ’59 (English), of Fort Worth, Texas, December 4, at 78. She earned a bachelor of science degree in environmental science from Texas Christian U. and also studied at the U. of Edinburgh. An active member of the Sierra Club, she loved being outdoors and had an adventurous spirit. She also loved music, animals and time spent with her many friends. Survivors: her partner of more than 20 years, Jim McKenzie; children, Stephen, Andrea Barnett, ’81, MD ’88, and Philip, ’87; and five grandchildren.
Bernard L. “Bernie” Magnussen, ’59 (economics), of Atherton, January 3, at 78, after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was an outstanding collegiate golfer and spent 40 years as an automobile dealer. His flagship stores are Magnussen Toyota of Palo Alto and Magnussen Lexus of Fremont. Conducting his business as he conducted his life, he believed in treating others as he wished to be treated. Survivors: his wife, Sandra; children, Kendall, Bo, Ryan, Alicia and Carey; and six grandchildren.
Robert Charles Steeneck, ’59 (industrial engineering), of Fort Collins, Colo., December 11, at 77. After graduating from Stanford, he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Honolulu. In 1966, he went to work for United Airlines. Later he learned to fly a helicopter and glider and owned several smaller planes throughout his lifetime. Almost every October, he and his wife pulled their kids out of school for a week of travel, taking advantage of off-season opportunities. They visited Belgium, Portugal, Holland, Greece and Nicaragua, among other destinations. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Judy (Blair, ’60); children, Kathy Dilgarde and Robert, ’84, MS ’85; and five grandsons.
Paul Nelson Daigle, ’61 (political science), of Rancho Mirage, Calif., December 30, at 77. A member of Phi Delta Theta at Stanford, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps after graduation and served in the Vietnam War. He then earned a law degree and joined the Portland law firm now known as Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt. In 1985 he opened the firm’s Seattle office and remained there until his retirement in 1999. He was predeceased by his second wife, Gretchen. Survivors: his children, Barry, Deb Moskowitz, James and Robert; stepchildren, James Erickson and Susan Muck; eight grandchildren; and two siblings.
Sigrid Helga Maurer McLaughlin, ’61 (Russian/Eastern European studies), of Santa Cruz, Calif., June 29, 2015, at 75. She earned a doctorate in Russian literature at UC-Berkeley and was among the founding faculty members when Stevenson College opened at UC-Santa Cruz. Once her children left home, she traveled extensively in Asia, studying Buddhism, which became the core of her spiritual practice. She was active in her local German community, found great joy in her garden and was an expert photographer with a skilled eye for the details of nature. Survivors: her sons, Quinn and Chris; three grandchildren; and her former husband, Barry.
Bruce Weimer Sattler, ’66 (English), JD ’69, of Denver, December 2, at 71, of complications following surgery for pancreatic cancer. He was a partner at Holland & Hart, a law firm he left twice to pursue his passion for civil rights. His work on behalf of the ACLU of Colorado spanned 45 years, during which he served on the national board of directors and as interim executive director. A dedicated civil libertarian, he also served on the boards of Colorado Legal Services and the Denver-based Free Speech TV. He was predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Martha. Survivors include his sister.
John Robert Ankeny, ’69 (communication), MBA ’73, of Chico, Calif., March 5, 2015, at 67. At Stanford, he was a member of Theta Chi and participated in ROTC; he later served in Vietnam. After earning his MBA, he worked for General Mills and served as vice president for Levi Strauss in Europe for many years, retiring in 2005. He was known for being a man of his word and a reliable and loyal friend. Survivors include his brother.
David Pierce Druliner, ’69 (political science), of Carmichael, Calif., October 29, at 68. He played basketball at Stanford and pledged Phi Kappa Sigma. He later spent three years in the Army and earned a law degree at McGeorge School of Law. A criminal prosecutor for four decades, he worked at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office for 24 years, assigned to the most sensitive and complex trials in the state. Known for his optimism and intelligence, he felt privileged to mentor new attorneys and considered his grandchildren to be his greatest legacy. Survivors: his daughter, Rachelle; two grandchildren; and two siblings.
Joan LaVerne Mitchell, ’69 (physics), of Rochester, N.Y., December 2, at 68. She began her career at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where she worked on printing technology and later was a key contributor to JPEG (joint photographic experts group), helping to revolutionize how digital images are sent, stored and printed. The holder of more than 110 patents, she co-authored a book on JPEG and was named an IBM fellow. A data compression pioneer, she is also remembered for her lively imagination and generous heart. Survivors: three sisters, including Sandy Creighton, ’75, MA ’75, and one foster brother.
John Evans Hankey, ’73, MS ’74 (geology), of Houston, May 28, 2015, at 63, of cancer. After Stanford, he took a job with Exxon in Denver before moving to Houston and starting Hankey Oil Co. in 1981. He may have been the only oilman in Houston to drive a Toyota Prius when hybrid vehicles were first introduced. Family adventures were the highlight of his life, and he also loved painting, gardening, music and camping. In 2000, Stanford Associates presented him with its Award of Merit. Survivors: his wife, Mary (Neville, ’73); and children, Martha, ’99, Hillary and John, ’06.
Philip John Sanchez, ’77 (human biology), of Camarillo, Calif., December 26, at 61. It was his childhood dream to become a dentist and serve his community in Oxnard, Calif. After graduating from UCSF Dental School, he returned to start his dental practice. He worked hard to provide his children with the opportunity to pursue their dreams, and he was extremely proud of their achievements. Eager to expose them to world history and culture, he traveled with his family to 18 countries and more than 30 states. Survivors: his wife of 38 years, Julie (Flores, ’79); children, Andrea, ’02, David, Michelle and Alysia, ’08; two grandchildren; his mother, Lupe; and four siblings.
Mary Mahler Raitt, ’79 (economics and German studies), of Wilmette, Ill., December 11, at 58. She was born in Milwaukee and earned an MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist U. in Dallas. Survivors: her husband of 31 years, John; daughters, Carolyn and Katherine; and three siblings, including Elizabeth Mahler, ’80.
Thomas James “Tom” Gazzola, ’81 (English), MA ’82 (education), of Portland, Ore., June 10, 2015, at 55, after being struck while jogging by an allegedly drunk driver. He started his career as a teacher in the Woodburn School District, switching to the Woodburn Academy of Art, Science and Technology in 2007. After retiring from the district in 2013, he taught math at Washington State U. Vancouver. A vibrant intellectual who was licensed in advanced math, biology, social studies, language arts and psychology, he was also known as a puzzle expert and trivia enthusiast. Survivors: his wife, Kimberly Goslin; children, Clark and Liz; mother, Shirley; and seven siblings.
Richard Edwin “Rocky” Bridges, ’82 (economics), of Stanford, January 5, at 57, of cancer. A member of Kappa Sigma, he was passionate about golf and wine. He taught golf, ran a golf club building and repair business, and worked at the Stanford Golf Course and Driving Range. He loved tasting, collecting and making wine with his vintner friends. Above all, he will be remembered for helping others. Survivors: his parents, Edwin and Marjorie; and three siblings, including Rebecca Bridges Altman, ’81.
Jeremiah Lee Jackson, ’04 (economics and Spanish), of Oakland, January 23, at 34, of cardiac arrest from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He graduated from Harvard Business School and worked in San Francisco as vice president of strategic planning for Wells Fargo. Earlier he worked for the mayor of Sacramento, directing a project to build a new downtown arena, and for the mayor of Los Angeles, where he worked on economic development. He was an active volunteer and an ardent sports fan. His was a life filled with love and friendship, curiosity and laughter, generosity and accomplishment. Survivors: his wife, Amy (Keith, ’05); parents, Michael and Helen; and four siblings.
William Alston “Otty” Hayne, MBA ’49, of St. Helena, Calif., November 14, at 90, of cancer. He served in the Navy during World War II. In 1954, he joined the U.S. Foreign Service, which sent him to Jamaica, Washington, D.C., Peru, France and Mexico. Upon retiring in 1980, he moved to St. Helena, replanting his family’s century-old vineyard and developing an herb farm. He was elected mayor of St. Helena in 1990 and reelected two years later. He was predeceased by his first wife, Lisa. Survivors: his wife, Christine; children, Alston, Amanda Kirkwood and Nicholas; five grandchildren; and one brother.
James Howard Clark Jr., MBA ’62, of Dallas, January 3, at 79. A Navy veteran, he served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1967 to 1971. Later he helped found the Brookhollow National Bank, and, in 1976, he joined Showco, a small theatrical sound and lighting company that was renamed Vari-Lite, a leader in stage lighting for rock bands and Broadway shows. He had a deep love of the natural world, a passion for modern art, and a devotion to golden retrievers. He was predeceased by his second wife, Carolyn. Survivors: his son, Cullum; stepchildren, Susan Palmer, Laurie Schell and Louis Tobian; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Morris Smith Ruggles, MBA ’68, of Houston, January 17, at 74. His joy in life was helping others, and he loved working with youths, coaching and mentoring them. He donated resources for the Martha L. Ruggles Memorial Park and ensured that his children’s middle school had new computers. In recent years, he was an active member of the Second Baptist Church, where he was secretary and treasurer of his Sunday school class. He was predeceased by his wife, Martha. Survivors: his children, Kim Jackson, Maury and Mark; four grandchildren; and one brother.
Fred Kurzweil Jr., MS ’55, PhD ’60 (electrical engineering), of Hood River, Ore., November 15, at 88. He served in the Army and later in the Air Force and enjoyed a long career in California at IBM and Maxtor Corp. After moving to Oregon, he took up his long-neglected violin and played in ensembles and the community orchestra. He was noted for his concern for others and a cheerful disposition. He was predeceased by his first wife, Virginia (Vipperman, MA ’56). Survivors: his wife, Irene; son, Fred; one granddaughter; and one brother.
John M. Peschon, PhD ’61 (electrical engineering), of Santa Rosa, Calif., December 18, at 82. He worked at SRI in the 1960s, followed by Systems Control Inc. in the 1970s. Survivors: his wife, Adrienne; and children, Marianne, Jacques and Françoise.
James Robert “Jim” Guyaux, MS ’67 (mechanical engineering), of Sun City, Ariz., October 12, at 79. He had the eye of an artist and hands of a surgeon, which he used to design a variety of machines for various companies over the years. While working for Allied Signal Aerospace Co., he received the Engineering of the Year award in 1994. He loved to travel and brought his family to the Netherlands to live for three years in the 1970s. He also loved sailing, especially in the San Francisco and San Diego bays. Survivors: his wife of 52 years, Linda; children, Michael and Christina; four grandchildren; and one sister.
Michael Jerome Ferlan, MS ’89 (aeronautics and astronautics), of Portland, Ore., September 17, 2014, at 48, of lung cancer. He fixed planes for Boeing and designed inkjet printers for HP and Xbox systems for Microsoft. Outside of work, he filled his life with sports and adventure—climbing mountains, kayaking and kite-boarding and running triathlons. His other passions included ceramics, photography, sand sculpting and playing games. He loved competition of all kinds, both mental and physical, and teaching others was second nature to him. He inspired others to live life a little fuller and a little better. Survivors: his parents, Lawrence and Joan; partner, Jennine Varhola; and six siblings.
Humanities and Sciences
Jack Dudley Dowell, PhD ’58 (political science), of Sydney, B.C., December 31, of a heart attack. A member of the U.S. Army Reserve, he served during World War II and completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UC-Berkeley upon his return. After earning his doctorate, he joined the political science department at Washington State U., becoming a department chair and an authority on the European federation. Survivors include his wife, Annette.
Mark Pearson, MA ’58 (English), of Boston, November 5, at 85. After earning his master’s degree, he moved to Boston to become the summer assistant director of choral activities at Harvard U. and opened a private voice studio. In 1965 he joined the faculty of the New England Conservatory, serving as chair of the voice department from 1971 until 1992 and retiring in 2009. In addition, he performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a bass soloist and with ensembles at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood and Lincoln Center. He found great joy in living in Boston, walking everywhere and being part of his local community. Survivors include his two brothers.
James Alexander Winnefeld, MA ’60 (international relations), of Annapolis, Md., November 26, at 86. He served in the Navy for 30 years on destroyers, aircraft carriers and an amphibious squadron. He saw active service in combat in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. From 1976 to 1978, he served as commandant of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. After retiring from the Navy, he worked at RAND Corp., wrote articles for professional journals and co-authored four books on policy analysis. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Fredda. Survivors: his second wife, Judith Duckett; children, Lea Sandman and James Jr.; and six grandchildren.
Philip Joel Greenberg, MS ’64 (physics), of Chicago, December 26, at 73. After earning a doctorate in astrophysics from the U. of Chicago and completing postdoctoral work, he taught for several years and then worked at the Atmospheric and Environmental Research Institute and at Bell Laboratories. As an independent scholar, he formed a consulting agency, Atoms to Stars, to tutor students in science. He also pursued organizational management coursework at Carnegie Mellon U. and obtained an MBA at Boston U. Later he continued to pursue his lifelong interest in writing, research and inspiring students with his love of physics and mathematics.
Norman Edward Breslow, PhD ’67 (statistics), of Seattle, December 9, at 74, of prostate cancer. During his nearly 50-year career at the U. of Washington, he helped build the modern field of biostatistics, chairing the department from 1983 to 1993, and his work in statistical methods for medical research transformed the field of epidemiology. He also held a faculty position at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He climbed the Matterhorn at age 16 and was a member of the Seattle Mountaineers Club, the Sierra Club and the Club Alpin Français. His many honors include the Spiegelman Gold Medal from the American Public Health Association. Survivors: his wife, Gayle; daughters, Lauren Basson and Sara Jo; two grandchildren; his stepmother, Devra; and two brothers.
Peter Wyeth Hurd, DMA ’71 (music), of Oakland, January 3, at 85. He was born into the family of Wyeth painters and was the only one who didn’t draw. Finding his refuge in music, he left school to study with two noted composers at Syracuse U. He then received a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music and taught at universities in Texas and New Mexico. After studying early music performance practice at Stanford, he taught at Stanford, Notre Dame U. and Holy Names U. He also held positions as organist and music director in local churches, performed as harpsichordist and worked on compositions, including his “Song Cycle of Six Poems of Robert Frost.” Survivors: his wife of 48 years, Vicki (Carberry, MA ’69).
Francisco J. Alarcón, MA ’80 (Spanish), of Davis, Calif., January 15, at 61, of stomach cancer. A factory laborer who worked his way through school, he went on to enjoy a prolific career as a bilingual poet, children’s author and professor at UC-Davis. Much of his work had a leftist political flavor, and he was known for his poetry about immigrants and love for the indigenous languages and traditions of Mexico. Constantly in motion, he refuted the image of the poet as recluse and published more than 20 books, from poetry to textbooks. Survivors: his husband, Javier Pinzón; mother, Consuelo; and six siblings.
Steven Hamilton Skov Holt, MFA ’92 (art), of San Francisco, August 13, at 57, of complications related to kidney failure. A distinguished professor of design at California College of the Arts, where he taught for more than 30 years, he received the International Design Society of America’s Career Award in Education in 2003. Earlier in his career, he worked in New York at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smart Design and Zebra Design. He also edited ID magazine, co-founded the industrial design program at Parsons School of Design, and served as visionary and vice president of creative culture at frogdesign until 2000. Survivors: his wife, Mara Holt Skov; son, Larson; mother, Alice Lund; father, John; and three siblings.
Steven Marc Sherwyn, JD ’86, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., December 8, at 54, after a courageous battle with cancer. In addition to his law degree, he earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a master’s in taxation from New York U. School of Law. He started his career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York City and ultimately became the chief financial officer of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp. in Pasadena, Calif. An avid runner, he completed multiple marathons and his passion for music was unrivaled. Survivors: his wife, Audrey; and children, Dylan and Samantha.
Arthur Louis Solomon, PhD ’60 (hearing and speech), of Federal Way, Wash., November 23, at 97. He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II. After the war he worked as a professional actor and later became a college professor of voice, drama and communication. He was an avid backpacker and fly fisherman, and he continued acting throughout his teaching career. Survivors: his companion, Evelyn Gibb; children, David, Jonathan and Roslyn; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother.