Obituaries - March/April 2002

March/April 2002

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Obituaries - March/April 2002

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Robert W. Floyd, of Stanford, September 25, at 65, after a long illness. A professor emeritus of computer science, he came to Stanford as an associate professor in 1968 and retired in 1994. He finished high school at 14 and earned two degrees at the University of Chicago. He was a pioneer in the methodology that proves a computer program will work; his seminal 1967 paper was titled “Assigning Meanings to Programs.” He chaired the department of computer science from 1973 to 1975, taught algorithmic courses and, in 1994, co-authored the textbook The Language of Machines: An Introduction to Computability and Formal Languages. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Survivors: three sons, Michael, Sean and Erik; his daughter, Susan Barnett; his mother, Mary; and three siblings, Shelby, Jeff and Fred.

Ernest R. “Jack” Hilgard, of Palo Alto, October 22, at 97, of cardiopulmonary arrest. A professor emeritus of psychology, he joined the Stanford faculty in 1933, chaired his department from 1942 to 1951 and was dean of the graduate division from 1951 to 1955. His work in the fields of learning, motivation and hypnosis helped raise Stanford’s psychology department to national prominence. He earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign in 1924 and a doctorate at Yale in 1930. He and his wife, Josephine, MD ’40, a clinical professor of psychiatry until her death in 1989, established the Laboratory of Hypnosis Research at Stanford. The Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale, which he developed, is still used. He retired in 1969. Survivors: his son, Henry, MD ’62; his daughter, Elizabeth Jecker; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Yvonne Fey Raffel, of Stanford, July 17, at 92. After obtaining a nursing degree at Highland Hospital in Oakland, she became Stanford’s first public health nurse in 1932. Her patients ranged from the Vow Boys of football legend to students in the University’s earliest convalescent hospital. She took sabbaticals with her husband to postwar Europe, Scotland, Iran and Japan. Survivors: her husband of 63 years, Sidney, MD ’43; five daughters, Linda, Gail, Polly, Cynthia and Emily; and 12 grandchildren.


Florence “Flo” Ellen Stanley Markley, ’26, of Eugene, Ore., August 26, 1999. The daughter of Edward John Stanley, who joined Stanford’s engineering faculty at David Starr Jordan’s request, she was a zoology major and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and the swim team. She is survived by her daughter, Susan.

Donald Hitt Alden, ’27, MA ’28, of Palo Alto, November 7, at 95. An English major, he was a member of Los Arcos eating club. He earned his doctorate at Yale. During World War II, he served in the Navy reserves, teaching pilots to use radio and Morse code, then joined the San Jose State College faculty. He served as a class correspondent for Stanford for many years, until 1998. His wife of 71 years, Margery Blackwelder, ’28, died in November 2000. Survivors: three daughters, Ardeth Lobet, Mary and Katherin; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Roland, ’36, and Raymond, ’44.

Aubrey Martha Kirkbride Pinney, ’27, of San Francisco, May 7. She majored in history. Her father, Walter Kirkbride, was a member of Stanford’s Pioneer Class of 1895. Survivors include her daughter, Martha Nell Beatty, ’55.

Helen Ramona Burwell Smith, ’28, of Lacey, Wash., July 16, at 96. She graduated from the School of Nursing and worked at various hospitals in San Jose. After receiving her public health certification from UCLA, she worked in student health at San Jose State College, becoming director of nursing services. She retired in 1964. She was a Library of Congress-certified Braillist. Her husband, Edward, predeceased her in 1996. Survivors: her son, Edward; her daughter, Susan Englar, ’59; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

George Daniel Jagels, ’29, of San Marino, Calif., September 1, at 93. He majored in political science. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific and attained the rank of commander. He earned a law degree at Harvard and was a partner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher until 1947, when he left to pursue business interests. He served as president of the College Student Personnel Institute, a trustee of the Claremont Graduate School and an overseer of the Huntington Library. He was a founding member and president of the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation. Survivors: his wife of 54 years, Margaret; three sons, Edward, George Jr. and Jeffrey; his daughter, Jean Vaughn, ’79; and 13 grandchildren.


Forrest W. Donkin, ’31, of Costa Mesa, Calif., July 1, at 94. A communication major, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma and worked for the Daily. During World War II and the Korean War, he was a communications officer in the Air Force and attained the rank of colonel. After serving as senior vice president of Page Communications/ Northrup Corp. in Washington, D.C., he worked in management for Behr Process in Santa Ana, Calif., retiring at 78. Survivors: two daughters, Sally Kreile, ’53, and Nancy Young; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Francese Vanelia Abbott Prager, ’31, of San Mateo, July 2, at 90, of Alzheimer’s disease. She was an economics major and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She worked for Bank of America until 1933, when she married and was informed that, as a matter of policy, the bank did not employ married women. She worked elsewhere in San Francisco’s financial district until the birth of her first son. Survivors: her husband of 68 years, Lawrence, ’29; three sons, Lawrence, Allan, ’65, and Thomas; and four grandchildren, including Alice, ’98.

Carlota Blakey, ’34, of Atherton, August 23, at 88. She was a Spanish major.

Rose Cubbison Butts, ’34, of Pebble Beach, Calif., November 28, at 88, of Alzheimer’s disease. A social science/social thought major, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She served on the board of Santa Catalina School in Monterey for many years. Survivors: two sons, Jake III, ’63, MBA ’65, and Donald, ’64; her daughter, Cameron Bianchi, ’68; and six grandchildren.

Donald D. Blackmarr, ’35, of Menlo Park, September 13, at 87, of pneumonia. He majored in general engineering. He worked as a fire insurance engineer and a computer programmer. An accomplished violinist, he served as concertmaster of the Schola Cantorum Orchestra, the Bohemian Club Orchestra and the Cañada College Orchestra. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Lois; two sons, Philip and Richard; two daughters, Anatta Riddle, ’72, and Gail Heim; and three grandchildren.

Sidney Francis DeGoff, ’35, JD ’35, of Walnut Creek, Calif., July 25, at 86. He majored in economics. His wife, Jean, predeceased him. Survivors: two sons, Robert and William; and his daughter, Victoria.

Norman D. Godbold, ’35, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, October 2, at 94. Survivors include his wife, Catherine.

Gail Baldwin Creveling, ’36, of San Francisco, July 9. She majored in social science/social thought and worked for the Daily. She was a member of the Society of California Pioneers. Her husband of 61 years, Gray, ’36, died in February 2001. Survivors: her son, Peter; her daughter, Christina; and two granddaughters.

Gray Creveling, ’36, of San Francisco, February 12, 2001, at 86, of a stroke. He majored in communication and worked for the Daily. During World War II, he served in the Navy as a communications officer. Before and after his military service, he worked for the San Francisco Examiner, first as a reporter and then as promotion director for 14 years. He entered public relations in 1960, working as a consultant for many companies, as well as the San Francisco Visitors and Convention Bureau, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the University of San Francisco, Laguna Seca Raceway and Candlestick Park. His wife of 61 years, Gail, ’36, died in July. Survivors: his son, Peter; his daughter, Christina; and two granddaughters.

Edmund Wattis Littlefield, ’36, of Burlingame, Calif., October 27, at 87, of lung cancer. A member of Chi Psi, he majored in social science/ social thought and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. During World War II, he served as an officer in the Navy. He joined Utah Construction Co. in 1951 and became its principal officer in 1958. Under his leadership, the company became Utah International Inc., a worldwide natural resources and shipping company, which merged with General Electric in 1976 in what was then the largest merger in history. He served on the Stanford University Board of Trustees from 1956 until 1969, the Graduate School of Business Advisory Council, and the Hoover Institution Board of Overseers. A major Stanford benefactor, he made the name gift to the Edmund W. Littlefield Center, which houses the Business School faculty and classrooms. He also endowed a Business School professorship and was a benefactor of the Hoover Institution, the Medical Center and the School of Earth Sciences. He served on many corporate boards and supported a multitude of charities. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Jeannik; two sons, Edmund Jr., ’71, and Jacques, ’71, MBA ’73; his daughter, Denise Sobel; and six grandchildren.

John Lucien Reynolds, ’36, MD ’41, of Newport Beach, Calif., August 31, at 87, of natural causes. He majored in biological sciences and was a member of El Toro eating club. During World War II, he served with the Navy in the South Pacific. After the war, he completed a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He moved with his family to California in 1950 and practiced internal medicine in Los Angeles and Orange County. An avid racing sailor, he was a past commodore of the Los Angeles Yacht Club. Survivors: two sons, John and Norman; two daughters, Lauralyn Markle, MA ’81, and Marleta, ’72; six grandchildren; and his sister, Gladys Shaw.

Adrienne Johnston Bost Franklin, ’37, of Grass Valley, Calif., May 8, at 84. A social science/social thought major, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi and Cap & Gown. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roderick Bost, ’35, and her second husband, John Franklin, ’34. Survivors include three daughters, Lynda Stephenson, Robin East and Jane Garassino.


Margaret “Peggy” Morse Calderwood Shepard, ’40, MA ’45, of Palo Alto, November 1, at 83. She majored in education and earned her master’s in biological sciences. Survivors: her husband of 50 years, Robert; four daughters, Mary, ’74, Jeanne, Ruth Given, ’75, and Margaret McManigal; and five grandchildren.

Gerald Mayer, ’41, of Santa Monica, Calif., September 21, at 82, of complications of pneumonia. A communication major, he worked for the Daily and was a member of El Toro eating club. During World War II, he served in the Navy. The nephew of MGM founder Louis B. Mayer, he joined the family’s studio in 1945 to direct screen tests and shorts. He was soon directing feature films, such as Inside Straight in 1951, and then television series, including many episodes of Gunsmoke, Bonanza and The Fugitive. Survivors: his wife, Irene; two daughters, Jillian Silva and Alison Nesti; his son, Jeremy; and two grandchildren.

Ellen Jean Wylie Barthold, ’42, of Salt Lake City, August 30, at 80. A speech and drama major, she worked for the television broadcast and travel industries in the Bay Area. She married Robert Condie, ’38, in 1944; they had three children and later divorced. In 1967, she married William Barthold; he died in December 2000. Survivors: her son, Steven Condie; two daughters, Jean Wylie and Gaelyn Derr; two stepchildren, Alice Davitt and Richard Barthold; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Mariam Parr Hopiak, ’42, of Palo Alto, at 81. A history major, she served as a class correspondent for Stanford for many years, until 1998. During World War II, she worked for the Selective Service headquarters and wrote for the Office of War Information. She was a volunteer for Allied Arts, the PTA, Girl Scouts and the Red Cross. A food columnist for the Palo Alto Times, she also wrote fiction. Survivors: her husband of 58 years, George, ’43, MBA ’47; three daughters, Audrey Gambrel, Diane Knourek and Christine Kutzscher; and three grandchildren.

Frank Doig Mitchell, ’42, of Los Angeles, September 11. A general engineering major, he was a member of the water polo team and Alpha Delta Phi. He worked for Rockwell in the Apollo space project and the space shuttle program. Survivors: his wife, Barbara Payne Lyon Mitchell, ’42; his daughter, Mia Simmons; his son, George, ’71; and two grandchildren.

Sherman “Sherm” Finlay Anderson, ’43, of Los Angeles, October 21, at 80, of complications from strokes and cancer. He majored in social science/social thought and was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. During World War II, he served in the Navy as a lieutenant in the European and Pacific theaters. His business career was in insurance and real estate. Survivors include his daughter, Lori Jane; and his brother, Irving.

Robert L. Dean Jr., ’44, of Denver, July 11, at 78. A general engineering major, he was a member of Sigma Nu and the boxing team. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and, during World War II, served in the Pacific aboard an aircraft carrier. He earned the Silver Star for heroic duty in the battle of Okinawa. He worked as an engineer and master mechanic at several mining companies and as an executive in a venture capital firm before purchasing Mile-Hi Culligan Water Conditioning. He was past president of a Denver rehabilitation center, the Denver Country Club and the Colorado Senior Golf Association. Survivors: his wife of 52 years, Virginia; his daughter, Katherine Mazerov; his son, Robert, ’76; his grandson; and his sister, Janet Murphy.

Goodwin C. “Bud” Elliott, ’44, MD ’47, of Portola Valley, Calif., October 23, at 78, of cancer. He majored in preclinical medicine. A captain in the Army, he served in Germany until 1950. He practiced pediatrics at the Redwood Medical Clinic from 1952 until he retired in 1986. After the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, he helped catalog a large collection of artifacts at the old Stanford Museum. His first wife, Jean van Heusen, died in 1977. Survivors: his wife of 23 years, Sylvia Snow Westly, ’46; two sons, George and Andrew; two daughters, Claudia Larraza and Susan; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Jane Born.

Charles McChesney “Chuck” Kober, ’45, of Long Beach, Calif., October 22, at 78. An economics major, he was a member of Sigma Nu and the soccer team. A competitive sailor, he was a member of three Olympic yachting teams from 1960 to 1972, coached the American team in 1968 and 1980 and guided the yachting events for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He studied architecture at USC, and his firm, Charles Kober Associates, designed and built regional shopping centers, high-rise office complexes and residential developments. He founded the Pacific Coast Sailing Foundation, was a past president of U.S. Sailing and was awarded U.S. Sailing’s highest honor, the Herreshoff Trophy, in 1990. Survivors: his wife, Adra Merrill, ’45; his daughter, Bonnie Peterson, ’71; his son, Charles “Booey” Kober; and four grandsons.

Mary J. Moore, ’47, of Palo Alto, March 24, 2001, at 75. She majored in political science. Survivors include her sister, Carolyn Frake.

Beverly Dorice Andreuccetti Working, ’47, of Palo Alto, November 5, at 76, of cancer. She majored in psychology. She worked in the evaluation of exceptional children and later in industrial relations for Hiller Helicopters. After her children were born, she worked in Stanford’s Office of Development, in the department of communication and in customer relations for Nordstrom, retiring in 1991. She volunteered at Stanford Hospital and with the Children’s Hospital Senior Auxiliary. Survivors: her husband, John, ’79; son, Craig; and daughter, Patty.

David Clarke Reilly, ’48, of Huntington Beach, Calif., October 13, at 76, of cancer. An economics major, he was a member of Kappa Sigma. During World War II, he attended Naval Officers’ Training School and served as a lieutenant in the Pacific. He was an auditor with Price Waterhouse in Los Angeles and a financial executive with Santa Fe International Corp. in Alhambra, Calif., before retiring in 1987. His wife, Jane, died in 1995. Survivors: his son, David Jr.; two daughters, Margaret MacKenzie and Laura Getchell; and seven grandchildren.


Donald Anson Murphy, ’50, of Fullerton, Calif., March 13, 2001, at 75. A physics major, he was a member of Los Arcos eating club. During World War II, he served in the Army Signal Corps. For five years, he worked for North American Aviation in Downey, Calif. He joined Hughes Aircraft Co. in 1959, where, as a senior scientist, he specialized in sonar. After retiring in 1980, he continued to work in underwater acoustics at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C. He was active in the Boy Scouts with his five sons for nearly 20 years. Survivors: his wife of 47 years, Betty; four sons, Paul, Mark, John and James; two daughters, Susan and Lisa; and eight grandchildren.

John Newton Rosekrans, ’50, of San Francisco, October 27, at 73, of heart failure. A chemistry major, he was a member of Zeta Psi and the baseball team. He founded Kransco Group Co. with John Bowes, ’50, in 1963. The company grew with a series of acquisitions, and, in 1994, he sold it to Mattel Inc. He served on the board of trustees of San Francisco’s Palace of the Legion of Honor, which his grandmother donated to the city. A contemporary art collector, he and his wife founded Runnymede, a large outdoor sculpture farm in Woodside. Survivors: his wife, Dodie; two sons, John and Peter; two stepsons, John and Ned Topham; four grandchildren; and two brothers, Adolph, ’52, and Charles.

Norman Russell Hamilton, ’51, of Issaquah, Wash., May 25, at 72, of lung cancer. An economics major, he was a member of the Band and Alpha Sigma Phi. He worked with his father in the produce business, as an instructor for Dale Carnegie Courses and as a hotel owner and operator in Issaquah, Wash. He was a certified ski instructor, an Eagle Scout and a dedicated member of the Mormon Church and Rotary International. Survivors: his wife, Kay; three sons, Kevin, Brian and Blake; two daughters, Melanie Keith and Susan Balkman; 24 grandchildren; and his brother, John.

Geraldine Jansen Mettier, ’51, of Healdsburg, Calif., November 26, at 72. She majored in geography. She was a member of the Stanford University Women’s Club, San Francisco Yacht Club and the St. Francis Yacht Club. Survivors: her husband, Henry, MBA ’55; her daughter, Connie; and her son, Henry Jr.

Alberta Engvall Siegel, ’51, MA ’54, PhD ’55, of Menlo Park, November 3, at 70, of cancer. A psychology major, she was a member of Cap & Gown. She joined the Medical School faculty in the department of psychiatry as a child development expert in 1963, becoming the school’s first tenured female professor in 1969. From 1969 to 1971, she served on the U.S. Surgeon General’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Television and Social Behavior. She was a past president of a division of the American Psychological Association and former editor of the Journal of Child Development. Her husband, Sidney, MA ’52, PhD ’54, predeceased her. Survivors: her son, Jay, PhD ’70; her granddaughter; and her sisters, Elizabeth Newcomb, Ruth Anne Barton and Portia Oldmen.

Richard Valiant Godino, ’52, MBA ’54, of Santa Monica, Calif., September 28, at 72. A history major, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He served in the Army Counter-Intelligence Corps. He worked as assistant county counsel for Marin for 13 years. Later, he went into private practice and worked as special counsel with the firm Bergman and Dacy. Survivors: his wife, Judith Barr, ’54; three sons, John, Richard and James; two daughters, Grace and Amy; four grandchildren; two sisters; and his brother.

Robert J. Lewis, ’52, JD ’53, of Portola Valley, Calif., November 1, at 83. He majored in undergraduate law. During World War II, he served in the Navy and afterward attended Stanford on the GI Bill. He practiced law in the Bay Area for more than 50 years. He sailed the Transpac Race in 1939 and 1980, was past president of the San Mateo Mounted Patrol and Menlo Circus Club, and was part owner of the Lazy Double L Ranch in California and the Circle C Ranch in Idaho. Survivors: his wife, Betty; four daughters, Georgia Hosac, Wendy Iverson, Casey Keeshan and Amy Catt; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

George Freeman Solomon, ’52, MD ’55, of Los Angeles, October 7, at 69, of a stroke. He majored in preclinical medicine. He held professorships at Stanford, UCLA and UC-San Francisco, where he was vice chair of the psychiatry department from 1978 to 1983. A pioneer in the field of psychoneuroimmunology, he was one of the first scientists to see a link between emotions and altered immunity. In the 1960s and ’70s, he researched connections between stress and disease. He also studied violence and criminal behavior and, in the ’80s, the characteristics of long-term AIDS patients. Survivors: his wife of 22 years, Susan; two sons, Joshua and Jared; and his brother, Daniel, ’61.

Richard Paul Hoberg, ’56, MBA ’58, of Palo Alto, June 2, at 66. An economics major, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and the water polo team. After graduation, he spent three years in the Army in Europe. He returned to the United States to work for Ampex Corp. and Hawaii Brewing Co., then became president of Menlo Park-based Zytron Corp., which was later acquired by First Image Management Corp. Survivors: his wife of 44 years, Maureen Garry, ’56; two daughters, Kristen and Lynn; his mother; and his sister.

Eve Ann Eunson Rannells, ’58, of Calistoga, Calif., November 7, at 65. A communication major, she worked for the Daily and was a member of Cap & Gown. She earned a master’s degree in library science from San Jose State and worked for the San Francisco Law Library and as librarian for the California State Public Defender. In 1984, she began 14 years’ work as a librarian at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, first at the national library and then at the national university. Survivors: her husband, Rolland “Jack” Rannells, ’58; her son, Buck; her daughter, Nina; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Dale and Lisa Eunson.

Peter Leslie Teale, ’59, Gr. ’59, of Palo Alto, October 31, at 63. He majored in international relations and did graduate work in Latin American studies. He wrote fiction, political prose and poetry. He was involved with Palo Alto’s Fiber to the Home program and other community projects. Survivors: three daughters, Laura, Leslie and Mary; his son, Jack; one grandson; and two sisters, Kate Roach and Emily Vogler.


Hans H. “Bunny” Kramer, ’62, MBA ’65, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, October 21, at 61, of complications from pancreatic cancer. An economics major, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta and the baseball team. He was a marketing manager for IBM until 1972, when he joined International Management Group. During his 26 years with the Cleveland-based sports marketing firm, he represented several professional golfers and helped run many professional and amateur tournaments. In 1979, he helped start the Ronald McDonald House Pro-Am charity tournament. After retiring from IMG in 1998, he became chair of the Square Shot Golf Co., a company that develops golf-related training devices. Survivors: his wife of 29 years, Linda; his son, Hans, ’97; his daughter, Jordyn, ’99; and his mother, Alice.

Craig McClendon, ’64, MBA ’66, of Westford, Mass., July 15, at 58, of a heart attack. He majored in electrical engineering and was a member of El Toro eating club. He was a retired engineer from Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, JoAnne; two daughters, Heather and Meghanne; and his brother, Scott, ’60, MS ’64.


Jeffrey Patty, ’73, of Orcas Island, Wash., January 30, 2001, at 49. He majored in biological sciences. He and his wife operated the Patty Family Farm on Orcas Island, Wash. He was a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician for the San Juan and Orcas Island fire departments. Survivors: his wife, Rena; two sons, Nathan and Michael; his parents, Duncan, ’42, MS ’47, and Charlotte; his brother, David, ’69, MS ’70; and two sisters, Pam Tweet, ’70, and Liza Spates, ’75.

John Hilary Cummings Jr., ’74, of San Francisco, October 16, at 55. He majored in political science. He served two tours in the Vietnam War as a Green Beret, attained the rank of captain and was awarded many medals, including the Purple Heart. He earned his law degree from Santa Clara University in 1977 and was the presiding judge’s law clerk for the San Francisco Superior Court. He served as a deputy city attorney until 1981, when he joined Hassard, Bonnington, making partner in 1986. He co-chaired the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program for Northern California and served on the board of Vietnam Veterans of America. Survivors: his parents, John and Doris; his brother, James; and his companion of 18 years, Marina Pitts.

Alfred C. Harris Jr., ’74, of Farmington, N.M., October 18, at 50. He majored in political science. He earned his master’s in public administration, as well as his law degree, from the University of New Mexico, where he taught. He was elected president of the Navajo Nation Bar Association and helped establish its first website. Survivors: his parents, Alfred and Anne; his brother, Willard, ’74; and his sister, Marlene.

Alice MacNaughton Hodge, ’75, of Kentfield, Calif., October 20, at 48, of peritoneal cancer. She majored in communication. She directed special projects and holiday events for the Emporium department store in San Francisco for almost two decades. In 1998, she co-wrote Taking Charge of Your Health, a self-help book for patients with life-altering diseases. She helped coordinate the annual Bay to Breakers race and was past president of the San Francisco Junior League. Survivors: her husband of 20 years, James; and two stepchildren, Terra Kintzele and Eric Hodge.

John S. Butterfield, ’76, of Carmichael, Calif., September 21, at 47, of cancer. A political science major, he was a member of Beta Theta Pi and a founding member of the Ex-Otero Monopoly Players Association. He received his law degree from the University of Oregon and practiced in Portland, Ore., for 10 years. He returned to California to work as a tax counsel for the state’s Board of Equalization, Appeals Section. Survivors: his wife, Diane Wolfe; son, John David; daughter, Julia; and sister, Kathleen, ’77.


Edward Alan Scoles, MBA ’57, of Stanford, November 27, at 76, of a heart attack. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946, served on an aircraft carrier and attained the rank of lieutenant commander. In 1957, he began working in Stanford’s business affairs office, eventually becoming director of housing and food services. His 600-person staff housed two-thirds and fed one-third of Stanford’s students. He retired in 1986. His first wife, Cathy Atcherson, died in 1959. Survivors: his wife of 41 years, Bernadine; five sons, Steven, ’74, Michael, Thomas, Keith and Philip; two daughters, Susan Lindsay, ’74, and Nancy Gervais, ’81; and 11 grandchildren.

Earth Sciences

Louis Pakiser, Gr. ’60 (geophysics), of Sunnyvale, October 30, at 82. Educated at the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Colorado before attending Stanford, he worked for Carter Oil Co. in Colorado. After World War II, he spent three years in Washington, D.C., as the national executive director of the American Veterans Committee, then served as a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1965, he organized the National Center for Earthquake Research in Menlo Park. He retired in 1979 and taught geophysics at the University of New Orleans. Survivors: his wife, Helen; four sisters, Margaret Root, Dorothy McNassor, Lila Brewer and Ruth Hess.


Rowland Wells Haegele, MS ’47 (electrical engineering), of Menlo Park, in October, at 78. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific. He became an executive for Watkins-Johnson and, in 1980, for Varian Inc., retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Buck Club and chair of the building committee for Menlo Park’s First Church of Christ, Scientist. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Muriel; two sons, Glenn and Jay; four grandchildren; and his brother, Jerry, MBA ’56.

Humanities and Sciences

Lois Elsie James, PhD ’49 (biological sciences), of La Habra Heights, Calif., October 26, at 87. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Whittier College before attending Stanford. She spent her entire teaching career as a biology professor at Whittier and helped design its John Stauffer Science Building, which opened in 1968. An expert in plant anatomy, she was best known for her work in developing macadamia plants for commercial use in California. She spent her post-retirement years as a consultant to the state’s macadamia growers.


Conrad F. “Connie” Gullixson, JD ’51, of Palo Alto, October 18, at 78, of an apparent heart attack. During World War II, he served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps. He received his bachelor’s degree from Occidental College in 1948. After graduating from Stanford, he worked for the Palo Alto firm of Lakin, Spears and Gullixson until he went into private practice in the 1980s. He served on the Palo Alto City Council from 1968 to 1969 and on the Stanford University Hospital Board from 1962 to 1988, including one year as its president in 1978. He was also past president of the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and Grace Lutheran Church. Survivors: two daughters, Anne Panowicz and Kathy Staley; two sons, Paul and Brent; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Erling and Roland.

William Thomas “Bill” Keogh, JD ’52, of Stanford, October 23, at 85. He earned a degree in chemical engineering at Kansas State U. He commanded a coast artillery battery during the attack on Pearl Harbor. After the war, he earned a law degree at Stanford and completed his military service in 1961. He was a professor at Stanford Law School and served as its dean of admissions for 15 years. He also practiced in the Palo Alto area. Survivors: his wife, Elizabeth; four sons, Michael, Donald, Dennis and David; three daughters, Mary Beth Barloga, Kathleen Berra, ’67, and Elaine Deitch; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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