Obituaries - March 2018

March 2018

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Obituaries - March 2018


James Flippen, MD ’45, of Los Altos, August 21, at 97. After medical school, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in World War II and the Korean War. He married Beverly in 1946, and the two moved to Boston. When they returned to California, he became a pediatrician and taught pediatric cardiology at Stanford, instructing many physicians in a procedure for total blood replacement transfusion through infants’ umbilical vein. He also saved many lives indirectly, through fighting for legislative mandates regarding seat belts and infant car seats. When he retired, he and Beverly moved to Carmel Valley Village and traveled around the world. He designed three homes, was a gifted artist and played tennis competitively. He was predeceased by his wife, son Daniel and brother Thomas. Survivors: children Kathleen Carmel and James; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Merritt Edward Cutten, ’39 (engineering), of Los Altos, September 23, at 100, from cancer. He was honored as the oldest alumnus in attendance at a Stanford Cardinal Society luncheon. After his graduation, General Electric recruited him to design motors used in World War II munitions; his career spanned 55 years. He was a delegate to a 1937 Unitarian youth conference in Europe, and told of his harrowing experiences in Nazi Germany. He married his first wife, Pauline, in 1940, and his second wife, Betty (Baruch, ’47), in 1957. He was predeceased by Betty, son Charles, ’70, and brother Donald, ’51. Survivors: children Merlene Davis and Merritt; three stepchildren; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Rosemary Goodwin Bauer, ’43 (English), of Seattle, June 20, at 94. After graduation, she joined the U.S. Navy WAVES, attended midshipman school at Smith College, and was commissioned as an officer. In 1946, she began graduate studies in psychology at UCLA. She married Paul Bauer in 1949. She volunteered for the Girl Scouts, the PTA and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, among others. She loved traveling, and raising her family was her vocation. She made sure her children were well-educated and well-read, used correct grammar, attended good schools and maintained an appropriate sense of humor no matter the occasion. She was predeceased by her husband. Survivors: children Elizabeth Holley, ’74, and John; four grandchildren, including Molly, ’12; and two great-grandchildren. 

George Edward Cator, ’45 (economics), of Menlo Park, September 19, at 95, from complications from surgery. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta and attended business school at Harvard. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to a destroyer in the Pacific Theater. He later moved to San Francisco, where he met his future wife, Nancy (Campbell, ’48). He was owner and president of Herrgott & Wilson, a commodity brokerage firm. He was a member of the Stanford Golf Course and volunteered for the American Cancer Society and Stanford University Blood Bank. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, daughter Nan and a brother. Survivors: children Tom, Dave, Mark, Sara and Carol; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Helen Aycrigg Schellman, ’45 (undeclared), of Marietta, Ga., October 26, at 93. She married Robert Schellman, a West Point graduate, in 1943. She lived the next 30 years nearly everywhere her husband was stationed, including Berlin and Hawaii. She was active in the Catholic church wherever they lived. In 1971, they moved to Atlanta, where she was a supporter of the Atlanta Symphony, Opera Guild and Atlanta Ballet. She held season tickets to regional theaters and was a member of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Fernbank, the Atlanta Aquarium and the Atlanta Zoo. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, two brothers and a grandchild. Survivors: children Helen Lobley, Pamela Fleming, Deborah Seymour, Robert, James, John, William and Richard; 28 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  

William Arthur Skoog, ’46 (basic medical sciences), MD ’49, of Redlands, Calif., October 12, at 92. He served as a delegate to California Boys State and was an Eagle Scout. He attended UCLA and joined the V-12 Navy program in 1944. During his career, he was director of UCLA Health Sciences Clinical Research Center as well as a founding member of Inland Hematology-Oncology Group. He loved cruising around Lake Arrowhead in his powerboat. Survivors: his wife of 67 years, Ann (Douglas, ’49); children Karen, Allison Carcelli, William and James; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a brother.

Marjorie Norby Cosens, ’47 (nursing), of Marysville, Calif., August 31, at 92. After graduation, she served as a visiting nurse in San Francisco. She married Don in 1953, and they raised two children. After her children entered high school, she pursued her certificate in public health nursing at UCSF. She became the school nurse at Marysville High and later Lindhurst High, where she advised the Paramedics Club and inspired others to pursue careers in nursing. She retired in 1986, and took up golf and travel. She was predeceased by her husband, sister, brother and a grandson. Survivors: children Barb Allwine and Doug; and two grandchildren.

Mary Margaret “Bunny” Casey Dessert, ’47 (undeclared), of El Centro, Calif., October 2, at 92. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta. She married her husband, Frank, in 1945. They lived in San Diego, where she worked in the State of California’s personnel department. After moving to El Centro, she became a dedicated den mother for the Boy Scouts and a “Pink Lady” at the hospital. She was a great friend of animals and had a menagerie of pets. She was predeceased by her husband, parents, brothers and a grandson. Survivors: children Frances Strahm, Charles and David; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Eric Andow, ’48 (engineering), of Livingston, Calif., September 2, at 95. His studies at Stanford were interrupted by World War II when, in 1942, his family was forced to move to a Japanese-American relocation camp. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Army with the Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team and served in Italy and France. He was awarded the Bronze Star. After he completed his studies, he ran his family’s farm in Cressey. He was president of the Livingston Farmers Association, and he served on the United Vintners board and the Freestone Peach Board. He was predeceased by his parents and two sisters. Survivors: his wife, Mary; children Jan and Larry; four grandchildren; and two sisters.

Barbara “Charlee” Carlson Showler, ’48 (psychology), of Carmichael, Calif., July 17, at 90. She was a teacher in the San Juan School District and passionate about getting her students to read. She retired in 1986. She took her role as family matriarch very seriously. She loved spending time with her granddaughters, Kelsey and Riley; her great-granddaughter and namesake, Charlee; and her numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Allan, ’49. Survivors: children Sally and Steve; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Dorothy Hurley Billhardt Loizeaux, ’49 (education), of Redlands, Calif., November 9. After attending Stanford, she married Donald Billhardt. Dorothy took pride in being a mom and homemaker. She loved the community spirit and artistic atmosphere of Redlands. She and her husband were active in the First Presbyterian Church, Bridge Club, Dance Club and school activities. Her life revolved around faith, family and friends. She made sure her family experienced the beauty of the mountains, the ocean and the desert. Survivors: children Bruce Billhardt, Debbie, Gayle Timilione and Joanne Popov; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Leonard Herzstein, ’48 (electrical engineering), MBA ’50, of San Bruno, Calif., July 28, at 93. He joined the U.S. Navy during World War II and was still in the service while he attended Stanford, where he met his future wife, Ruth (Allan, ’48). He worked as a vice president for Macy’s, and for 20 years, he was a professor of business and math at Skyline College. While at Skyline, he met the second love of his life, Anne Porteus. In his retirement, he served on the San Mateo College District Foundation Board and the California High School Certification Board. He enjoyed his 18 seasons as a “ball dude” for the San Francisco Giants. Survivors: children Sue Lloyd, Leonard Jr. and Dave; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

John Bernard “Jay” McNeece Jr., ’49 (sociology), of San Diego, October 31, at 92. He served in the U.S. Navy as a radio and radar technician before he graduated from Stanford. He started his career at his family’s tire business, and in 1972 he sold McNeece Tire Co. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Los Vigilantes, Navy Club and El Centro Rotary, where he served as president. He was also president of the El Centro Chamber of Commerce and a school board member for the Central Union High School District. He was a devoted Catholic. He was predeceased by a daughter. Survivors: his wife of 68 years, Vivien; children John III, ’72, Brian, Maureen Swartfager and Christopher; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four sisters.


Franklin Lee Granat, ’50 (political science), of Ojai, Calif., July 29, at 88. After graduation, he moved from San Francisco to Paris, where he played jazz piano. While he was there, he developed a keen interest in show business. He moved to the center of the action, New York, where he produced Broadway shows, including 1964 Tony nominee Dylan. In 1977, he opened the Knickerbocker Bar and Grill in Greenwich Village. The restaurant offered a welcoming atmosphere for patrons and musicians alike, including jazz pianists such as Billy Taylor and Mary Lou Williams, and celebrated its 40th anniversary in April 2017. He is survived by his wife, Linda.

William H. Lawler Jr., ’50 (biological sciences), MD ’54, of Salinas, Calif., November 8, at 89. He completed his general surgery residency at Washington U., where he met his wife, Janice. He served as a physician in the U.S. Navy in Arizona during the Korean War. He returned to Salinas to go into practice with his father. He was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, Elks Club, Masonic Temple, Rotary Club and Salinas Jaycees, and served as the doctor “in the chutes” at the Salinas Rodeo. His interests were centered on being with his family, boating on Lake Tahoe, riding horses, rounding up cattle at his family’s ranch and traveling. He was predeceased by his father, William Lawler, MD ’28, and sister Patricia, ’52. Survivors: his wife; children Bill, Kathleen LaGrandeur, ’79, MA ’81, Kenneth, ’81, MS ’82, Diane and Bruce; 17 grandchildren, including Alec, ’14, Patrick, ’08, Rebecca Harms, ’11, Matthew LaGrandeur, ’04, and Weston LaGrandeur, ’13; and six great-grandchildren.

Edwin C. Wright, ’50 (political science), of Atherton, October 6, at 89, from natural causes. At Stanford, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and Rally Com, and contributed to the Chaparral. He served as either chair or co-chair for his class reunions off and on for more than 50 years; in 2000, Stanford Associates presented him with an Outstanding Achievement Award. He worked for Green Giant and Libby Foods, and in 1957 went into the insurance business. He was president of the Atherton Little League and the Peninsula Kiwanis Club, as well as a competitive golfer. Survivors: his wife, Barbara; children John, ’74, Charles, Daniel and James; and 10 grandchildren, including Peter, ’08. 

Richard Berger, ’50 (chemistry), of Greenville, S.C., October 11, at 88. He founded the Hillel chapter at Stanford and served as its president. He earned a PhD in organic chemistry in 1954 from the U. of Wisconsin-Madison. He spent two years in the U.S. Army, working in the pharmaceutical chemistry branch. He then spent nine years with Shell Oil and 26 years with Phillips Fibers Corp. He supported organizations such as Alliance for Quality Education, Greenville Faith Communities United and Character Matters, which advocated for community wellness and inclusiveness. He was predeceased by his parents, son Steven and his sister. Survivors: his wife of 63 years, Freeda; son Eugene; and a grandchild.

Monica Howlin Beaton, ’51 (education), of Sacramento, September 18. After graduation she taught at Camp Pendleton. She moved to Boston, where she worked as a writer for a local children’s show. After moving back to California, she taught in the Madison School District for 25 years. Following her divorce, she earned her PhD in psychology. A school psychologist and a single mother, she spent evenings helping her sister and brother-in-law with their contracting business. She was predeceased by her three sisters and former husband, Bernard. Survivors: children Robert and Ronald; and two grandchildren.

June Iris Daniel Peskan, ’51 (social service), of San Diego, September 14, at 87. After attending Stanford, she earned her bachelor’s and master’s in education from San Diego State U. and became a substitute teacher in San Diego public schools. She taught at the Sunshine School for children with disabilities and worked with adult students at United Cerebral Palsy San Diego. After the Vietnam War, she taught English as a second language to Vietnamese refugees. She had an affinity for music and played many instruments, which she incorporated into her teaching therapies. She enjoyed camping and gardening. Survivors: children D. Emily Hicks, Stephen Wayne Hicks, Lisa Eileen St. John, Charles Richard St. John Jr. and David Guy Allan St. John; and seven grandchildren. 

William John Brady, ’52 (social science/social thought), MBA ’54, of Belvedere, Calif., October 25, at 87. He was a member of Kappa Alpha. In 1955, he served in the U.S. Army in Europe, and in 1957 began his career with IBM. He and his twin brother, Van, ’52, MBA ’54, founded investment firm Presidio Partners in 1968. The company grew, and the brothers were recognized by Forbes, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal. He supported the Hoover Institution and was a member of the Bohemian Club, the Pacific-Union Club and the San Francisco Yacht Club. He was an avid reader and traveler, as well as a lifelong learner. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Louise; children Van, Leslie Brady Thieriot, and Megan; his brother; and six grandchildren.

Michael C. Hudson, ’53, MA ’57 (communication), of San Francisco, September 26, at 86, after a brief illness. While at Stanford, he was a reporter and sports editor at the Daily. He served two years in the U.S. Army and spent the next 35 years as a journalist with UPI San Francisco. After retiring, he pursued his passions full-time. He was a frequent flea market seller into his 80s and an avid film buff. A lifelong sports fan, he was recently recognized by the San Francisco 49ers as having seen the most games of any fan. He was also the 1981 California Monopoly champ. Survivors: his wife of 57 years, Mary (Hahn, ’53, MA ’54); daughters Margaret and Sarah; and three grandchildren. 

Robert James, ’53 (undeclared), of Walnut Grove, Calif., September 26, at 86. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He married Geraldine Wright in 1952. He farmed with his dad and brother until 1983, and then became a bookkeeper, working for several delta farmers. He was active in Boy Scouts, and was presented the prestigious Silver Bear award. He served as president of the River Delta Historical Society and the Rotary Club, which awarded him the Paul Harris Fellowship. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Courtland. He is most remembered as the Walnut Grove Community Church organist, serving from 1956 to 2014. He was predeceased by his parents and son Kenneth. Survivors: his wife; daughter Karen James Perry; two grandchildren; and a brother.

Patricia Payne Lawton, ’53, MA ’54 (history), of Waltham, Mass., July 30, at 85, from pancreatic cancer. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa. A writer, teacher and scholar, she earned her PhD in anthropology from UCLA at age 68. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Neill. Survivors: daughters Rebecca Lawton Flatters and Millicent; and three grandchildren.

Milton Younger, ’53 (political science), LLB ’56, of Bakersfield, September 1, at 86, from natural causes. In 1956, he joined a law firm founded by Morris B. Chain; in 1964, he took over the leadership of the firm, eventually renamed Chain-Younger. He worked there for 53 years. He was awarded the Presidential Award of Merit from Consumers Attorneys of California, the Bench and Bar Award from the Kern County Bar Association, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kern County Democratic Party and an honorary doctorate from CSU-Bakersfield. He was particularly proud of his efforts toward making children’s car seats both mandatory and more protective. Survivors: his wife, Betty; and daughters Lynda, Lisa and CeCe. 

Hugh Albert Bateman, ’54 (undeclared), of Pasadena, Calif., October 2, at 85. He attended Stanford and UCLA, and after graduating, he began a long and enjoyable career at the stock brokerage Bateman Eichler Hill Richards. He was predeceased by son Hugh and a brother. Survivors: his wife, Elizabeth; daughter Mary Bateman Yen; and two grandchildren.

Theodore W. Hinshaw, ’54 (geography), MBA ’58, of Portola Valley, September 13, at 84, from a heart attack. Prior to attending Stanford, he served in the Korean War as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Delta Theta Chi and a Cardinal football booster. After graduation, he married Joan Frank. He worked at Aerojet and enjoyed a long career at Electromagnetic Systems Laboratory. Eventually, he married Georgia Cooper. He enjoyed wine, traveled frequently, and participated in the annual harvest of cabernet sauvignon at Portola Valley Ranch. He played poker and bridge, and held the office of “Big Sir” in the local Sons in Retirement group. He was predeceased by his second wife. Survivors: daughters Sheryl Peterson, Carol Trotter and Sheila; a sister; and his first wife.

Ann Scott Huntington, ’54 (geography), of Mill Valley, Calif., November 8, at 86, from cancer. While at Stanford, she met and married Phillip West, ’54. After their four children were grown, she focused on her many passions, including family, travel, art and all forms of nature. She was also a 19-year member of Toastmasters, where she received a Lifetime Achievement Award. She was involved in the community, volunteering in Marin General Hospital’s emergency room for 20 years and at the Redwoods, a retirement community, for five years; she became a resident there in 2013. She loved playing bridge and knitting. She was predeceased by husbands Phillip, Henry Eder and John Huntington; and son David West. Survivors: children Greg West, John West and Diane West; and two grandchildren.

Allene “Johnnie” Johns Nattrass, ’54, MA ’55 (education), of Mountain View, August 24, at 85. At Stanford, she was a member of Cap and Gown. She worked as a kindergarten teacher at Fairmeadow Elementary in Palo Alto from 1955 to 1967 and still remembered the names of many of her students. She played bridge with Palo Alto Unit 503. She enjoyed gardening and shared her love of flowers with others. She touched many lives with her beautiful smile, genuine concern for others, and ability to listen and love unconditionally. Survivors: her husband of 53 years, James; children Scott, Holly Nattrass-Raif and Bonnie; and three grandchildren. 

Kathleen Dawson Linstedt, ’55 (art), of Sebastopol, Calif., October 11, at 83, from complications of myelodysplastic syndrome. She taught English, art and tennis. She delved into painting, printmaking, fabric and clothing design, rug weaving, furniture making, gardening and healthy cooking. She also enjoyed travel and journeyed to Africa, China, Peru, Costa Rica and Europe. She authored poems, short stories and novels. Survivors: children Adam, Laurel and Pamela; three grandchildren; and three siblings.

Thomas William Snouse, ’55 (physics), of Lompoc, Calif., August 23, at 84. After graduating from Stanford, he received a master’s degree from San Jose State U. As a naval aviator, he flew the Douglas Skyraider. He then worked at NASA’s Ames Research Center, focusing on ultra-high vacuum and ion bombardment of metals. After a brief hiatus in Hawaii, he worked at Varian Associates. He published two books late in life. He loved playing tournament bridge, and he wrote a bridge column that was syndicated by the Mercury News. He was predeceased by his first wife, Betty, and a stepson. Survivors: his second wife, Gale; daughters Elizabeth Harlan, Janet Henderson and Susan; three stepchildren; and 15 grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

Loren R. Sorensen, ’56 (industrial engineering), of Palo Alto, August 27, at 84. While at Stanford, he was on the football and track and field teams, and was a member of Theta Chi. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy. He spent his career at Varian Associates as manager of international export services. He married Susan (Greisser, ’64) in 1975. He enjoyed traveling, attending track meets and the Olympics, and was a devoted Stanford football fan. He spent many of his summers at Lake Almanor and Lassen Volcanic National Park with his family. Survivors: his wife; daughter Kathryn Santana; and a grandchild.

Carol Jacobs Anspach, ’57 (social science/social thought), of Sacramento, July 10, at 82. After graduating from Stanford, she earned a teaching credential at San Francisco State U. and a master’s degree in educational psychology at Sacramento State U. In 1958, she married Denny Anspach, ’56, MD ’60. During the early years of her marriage, she taught elementary school in San Francisco, Menlo Park and Burlington, Vermont. In 1966, she and Denny designed and built their beloved home in the Arden Park area of Sacramento. She immersed herself in raising a family, and in later life became a psychologist for the Robla School District. She was a lifelong member of the quiet sisterhood PEO. Survivors: her husband; children Carolyn Smith and David; two grandchildren; brother William, ’61, MBA ’63; and sister Janice White, ’53. 

Richard Paddack, ’57 (civil engineering), of Petaluma, Calif., September 3, at 81. After graduation, he worked as a commercial developer in San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. He had a wonderful sense of humor, was a talented pianist and had a soft spot for dogs, cars, jazz music, Stanford football, Giants baseball, just about any basketball and good red wine. After retirement, he and his wife, Gael, spent much of their time visiting friends and family, traveling to exotic locales, and enjoying jaunts to the local wine country. Survivors: his wife of 57 years; children Laura, Mark and Todd; and eight grandchildren. 

Erich P. Schwandt, ’57, MA ’58, PhD ’67 (music), of Victoria, B.C., August 2. While at Stanford, he worked with Dave Guard on several songs for the Kingston Trio. After graduation, he taught at Eastman School of Music and then, starting in 1976, at the U. of Victoria, where he stayed until retiring in 2001. He was a devoted professor, music historian and performer. He discovered and reconstructed the lost Gloria movement of Erik Satie’s Messe des Pauvres (Mass of the Poor), missing since 1885. He performed the full mass in its world premiere in 1997 on the Clearihue organ; he was instrumental in the organ’s restoration and installation. He was predeceased by a sister. Survivors include two sisters and a brother.

R. Cree Pillsbury, ’58 (basic medical sciences), MD ’61, of Los Gatos, September 11, at 82, after a lengthy illness. At Stanford, he lettered in gymnastics all four years, and, at the Medical School, he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He received a fellowship for his work in valve transplants and was an honorary clinical fellow at the National Heart Hospital in London. In 1968, he assisted in the first cardiac transplant in the United States. In 1973, he went to Vietnam as a volunteer physician; that same year, the American Medical Association awarded him a Certificate of Humanitarian Service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and skiing. Survivors: his wife, Patty; daughter Cynthia Pillsbury Smith, ’83, Jennifer Emanuel and David; brother Gainer, ’54, MD ’57; and four grandchildren, including Emilyn Smith, ’10.

Donald Crosby, ’59 (architecture), of Sebastopol, Calif., October 29, at 80, from pancreatic cancer. He earned a football scholarship to play at Stanford. After graduating, he practiced architecture for 55 years; his projects included the Stanford Park Hotel, Larkspur Landing and Pajaro Dunes, and he was instrumental in the retrofitting of Stanford Stadium, Old St. Mary’s Cathedral and Candlestick Park. In his retirement, he enjoyed travel, sketching, and designing and building many projects on his organic farm. He was a lifelong Stanford football fan and cherished time spent with family. He was predeceased by his first wife, Rosalind. Survivors: his wife, Carolyn; children Julia Crosby Vazquez and Doug, ’83; three stepchildren; four grandchildren; and a step-grandchild.


Sarah Tilton Fries, ’60 (history), of Woodside, May 25, at 79, from complications of metastatic malignant melanoma. She obtained her master’s in public health in 1985 from San Jose State U. and served as president of Healthtrac for 12 years. She and her husband, James, ’60, established the Fries Foundation to honor, through prizes and public recognition, significant accomplishment in the improvement of public health and major contributions in the field of health education over the past 25 years. She was predeceased by her daughter. Survivors: her husband; son Gregory; six grandchildren; and a sister, Terry Tilton Burton, ’50.

Lynne Gallagher, ’60 (communication), of Washington, D.C., June 13, at 78, from a heart attack. While at Stanford, she was active in the International House and the modern dance community. For the past 30 years, she led Telecom/Telematique International, a consulting firm promoting telecommunications and technological development in emerging markets. Her passion for international development was realized in many projects supporting infrastructure, training and technology investment in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. Her work also intersected with her love of travel, taking her to every continent but Antarctica. She was a patron of the symphony and ballet in Washington, D.C. Survivors: daughter Andrea, ’89; two grandchildren; two brothers; and a sister. 

Peter Thigpen, ’61 (economics), MBA ’67, of Mill Valley, Calif., November 5, at 78. At Stanford, he enlisted in the Marine Corps Officers program. He spent most of his military career as a radar intercept officer on F-4B fighter jets. He earned his MBA and, in 1967, joined Levi Strauss & Co.; he eventually became president of the European division and then of Levi Strauss, USA. He retired in 1991. For 25 years, he taught a popular class on business ethics at UC-Berkeley. He was also very involved in raising his youngest son, Zach, and was often referred to as “Mr. Mom.” He was known as a Renaissance man; loved conversation, fine wine, classical music and golf; and never tired of learning. Survivors: his wife, Shelly; children Craig, Eric, Chad and Zach; four grandchildren; and two brothers.

Dorothy Heffner Voogd, ’61 (English), of Ojai, Calif., November 16, at 80. While at Stanford, she met her husband, Tony, ’59, and they were married in the Stanford Chapel on her graduation day. She sang with the Stanford Chorale, the San Francisco Chorale, the William Hall Chorale and various church choirs. She wanted to ensure that elementary school students were introduced to great music, which led to her work with the Coleman Chamber Music Association, Pasadena Symphony Juniors and the Ojai Music Festival. Survivors: her husband, and son Donald.

William Edgar Beamer, ’62 (political science), of San Diego, September 18, at 77. After graduation, he was commissioned into the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Providence and the USS Towers during the Vietnam War. He took great pride in his role as navigator. In 1967, he married Sharon (Giles, ’62) and earned his law degree from UC-Berkeley in 1969. He worked for Gray, Cary, Ames and Frye, becoming a partner at the San Diego firm in 1975. In 1996, he started Beamer, Lauth and Steinley, which he led until his retirement in 2013. He loved puns, and his family generally refused to play Scrabble with him. He loved traveling, the Padres and the Chargers. Survivors: his wife of 50 years; children William, Jonathan, ’96, MS ’97, and Michael; and 11 grandchildren.

Duarte “Dewey” Lopes, ’62 (electrical engineering), of Cedarville, Mich., June 13, at 77. After Stanford, he joined the U.S. Air Force, and later married Wendy (Cheever, ’65). He retired from the Air Force after 26 years, and continued serving in the civil service and public sector for several years before retirement. In retirement, he moved to Cedarville, where he continued his life of service as a member of the local Coast Guard Auxiliary. He served as assistant golf coach at Cedarville High School. Throughout his life, he enjoyed sailing, skiing, tennis, golf and hiking. He was predeceased by his first wife and his sister. Survivors: his second wife, Virginia; children Tory and D.J., and two grandchildren.

Bradley Paul Youngman, ’62, MS ’66 (mechanical engineering), of Sunnyvale, September 21, at 77, of renal failure. His early career included solving aero and thermodynamics problems at Boeing, Lockheed, Vidya, Varian and other Silicon Valley firms, its highlight being his work on the Saturn 5. He then returned to the Farm for 22 years, first as manager of mechanical engineering at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, followed by the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, retiring in 2006. During retirement, he enjoyed troubleshooting computer problems for members of the Sunnyvale Senior Center, as well as building computers to give to those in need. Survivors: his wife, Cissie Dore Hill, ’61; children Eric and Amy; two stepchildren; three grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

Sue Ann Downs, ’63 (Latin American studies), of Bartlesville, Okla., September 25, at 76. While at Stanford, she met her husband, George, ’62, They spent 22 years in Panama and then returned to Bartlesville in 1998. She had a heart for ministry and a passion for working with children. She was an active member of the churches they attended over the years, taking on both servant and leadership roles. She taught Sunday school for 52 years and frequently was the “library lady” at church and in schools where they lived. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband. Survivors: children Susan, Ann Margaret van Hemert and Esther Maples; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

John Tierney III, ’63 (economics), of Pittsburgh, October 11, at 75. After Stanford, he served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He received his law degree at Georgetown U. in 1968. His legal career began in Pittsburgh and continued in Phoenix, where he eventually became Arizona’s assistant attorney general. Returning to Pittsburgh, he worked at Tarasi, Tighe, Tierney and Johnson before concluding his career with Goldberg, Persky, Jennings and White, where he represented former NFL players affected by chronic traumatic encephalopathy. This litigation, in conjunction with several other cases, resulted in the class action lawsuit that was recently decided in favor of the plaintiffs. His father helped him develop a lifelong interest in horsemanship. He was predeceased by his wife Maureen and daughter Jennifer. Survivors include son John IV and a sister.  

Christopher Paige, ’65 (history), of Sebastopol, Calif., October 7, at 74, from natural causes. He played varsity soccer and met his wife, Bettina (Dungan, ’65), at Stanford. In 1975, Chris became a grant writer for the California Human Development Corp., which led to his life’s work. He was dedicated to CHD’s mission of advancing services and advocacy for migrant farmworkers, and retired last June as CEO. He received the Dolores Huerta Lifetime Achievement Award from the Central Valley Opportunity Center in 2005 and, in 2017, an Achievement Award from La Cooperativa Campesina de California. He was president of the National Association for Farmworker Opportunity Programs and received its President’s Award. He was a wonderful cook and enjoyed photography, traveling and gardening with California native plants. Survivors: his wife; children Margaret and Matthew; three grandchildren; a brother; and a sister.

Fulton L. Saier, ’65 (biological sciences), of Portland, Ore., August 9, at 74, from prostate cancer. In 1970, he graduated from the St. Louis U. School of Medicine. Having entered into the U.S. Air Force Reserves in 1969, he spent two years on active duty (1974–76), rising to the rank of major. He and his wife, Kathy, soon moved to Portland, and he spent his career as an ob/gyn at the Portland Clinic. He enjoyed stamp collecting and photography, developing his pictures in his darkrooms at home and at the family’s cabin at Mount Hood. He was predeceased by his parents, Milton, ’24, MD ’48, and Lucelia. Survivors: his wife of 47 years; children Todd and Kevin; five grandchildren; a sister; and a brother.

Robert Thompson, ’65 (humanities), of Berkeley, July 29, at 74. He was a Fulbright scholar in Vienna from 1965 to 1966, and received his JD from Harvard Law School in 1969. He joined the San Francisco law firm of Pettit & Martin, where he specialized in commercial real estate law. In 1995, he joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, where he continued to practice until his death. He worked on the development of UC-San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus in San Francisco, the redevelopment of San Francisco’s Pier One and Ferry Building, the redevelopment of Hunters Point Shipyard, Treasure Island Naval Station, and Presidio National Park. He had a longstanding commitment to pro bono work. He loved discussing politics and philosophy, and enjoyed his home and friends in Big Sur. Survivors: his partner, Sharon O’Grady; and three brothers.

Jerome W. Anderson, ’66 (history), JD ’69, of Boston, July 4, at 73, from multiple system atrophy. At Stanford, he was awarded the James Birdsall Weter Prize for best honors history thesis. He made his career in law at Sullivan and Cromwell, and in finance at the Ford Foundation, Citibank International Investment Management and Boston Investment Advisers, which he founded. He was instrumental in founding Carnegie Hill Neighbors in New York, which initiated the planting of tulips along Park Ave.; the Investor Responsibility Research Center, which pushed for divestment of apartheid South Africa; and the Proust Society at the Boston Athenaeum. He was honored by his Beta Theta Pi brothers’ endowment of the Jerry Anderson Prize for History at Stanford. Survivors: his wife, Priscilla (Simone, ’68); children Jason, ’88, Grace, ’19, and Lily; three grandchildren, including Kristen, ’21; and a brother.

William Nobles Fisher, ’66 (English), of Olympia, Wash., September 20, at 73, from atypical Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia. He earned a PhD in medieval English literature from UC-Santa Barbara. In the 1970s, he and his brother Greg were a popular performing songwriter duo in California. In the 1980s and ’90s, he wrote real estate newsletters that became well-respected in the industry. In 1998, he married Robyn; the two of them recorded four CDs. A teacher, poet, songwriter and musician, he left behind thousands of poems, songs, letters, journals, essays and stories. He was predeceased by his parents, including his father, Wayne, MBA ’46; twin brother Wayne III; and former wife, Beverly. Survivors: his wife; children Francis and Carmella; three stepchildren; three grandchildren; a brother; and a sister. 

Robert Taylor, ’67 (biological sciences), of Pleasanton, Calif., August 6, at 72, from complications of hemorrhagic stroke. At Stanford, he played clarinet in the LSJUMB and Stanford Jazz Band, helped charter Stanford Big Brothers, served as manager of Stanford Eating Clubs and was coordinator of the Student Ecology Research Program. He earned a PhD in ecology at UC-Santa Barbara and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton U. He was a university faculty member in Minnesota, South Carolina and Utah. He taught undergraduate courses and also conducted research utilizing computer modeling in ecology and wildlife biology. In his later life, he became quite proficient at computer programming, and worked as a contractor for several companies in the Bay Area. Survivors: his wife of 50 years, Susana; sons Jonathan and Peter; and three brothers.

Elizabeth Katherine Raymond, ’68 (speech and drama), of Point Richmond, Calif., September 13, at 71, from pancreatic cancer. A gifted artist, she was a calligrapher, a photographer, and a maker of boxes and books, insisting on perfection in everything she created. She was a member of the Friends of Calligraphy. She continued to take classes her entire life, most recently studying chemistry and Japanese at Stanford; she traveled extensively in Japan to study its art and culture. As an advocate for animals, she rescued many that had been abandoned. She served for years on Berkeley’s Animal Welfare Commission and played a pivotal role in establishing the Berkeley Animal Shelter in 2012. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert, ’28, and Mary. Survivors include her brother.

Michael R. Willard, ’68 (psychology), MBA ’78, of Palo Alto, October 12, at 70, from complications of pneumonia. At Stanford, he was a member Delta Tau Delta, and he played both football and rugby. After graduation, he joined Cabot, Cabot and Forbes, the nation’s largest developer of business and industrial parks, eventually becoming president and CEO in 1990. In 1993, he became a principal with Freestone Properties, and for the next 18 years enjoyed success in the acquisition and development of commercial income properties in the Bay Area. He enjoyed beach time at his home in Hawaii, golf at Sharon Heights Country Club, and fishing the rivers of Southwestern Montana. Survivors: his wife of 28 years, Robin; children Kelly and John; and a brother.


James Parker, ’71 (history), of Silver Spring, Md., July 25, from cancer. His unique personality, dry humor and contagious laughter will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends.

Thomas Pian, ’75 (physics), of Pittsford, NY, October 12, at 64, from natural causes. After Stanford, he earned a PhD in materials science at the U. of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1990, he married his wife, Ping. He worked at the Eastman Kodak Company for over 25 years. For the past three years, he worked in the Bay Area, where he traveled to Asia multiple times, visited with family and friends, and enjoyed the sights of California, particularly the runway of San Francisco International Airport. Survivors: his wife; daughters Brooke and Kelsey, ’17, MS ’18; a sister; and two brothers.


Billie Soriano, ’80 (psychology), of Half Moon Bay, Calif., June 16, at 59, from cancer. After Stanford, she worked in the high-tech industry. She started at Oracle, and later worked for a start-up, where her final title was knowledge management senior adviser. Later, she pursued her interest in spirituality and received her master’s of divinity in 2004 from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. Sharing time with friends and family was very important to her. She also was an avid reader, and enjoyed traveling and knitting. She was predeceased by a sister. Survivors include her son George and two brothers. 

Pamela Johnson-Kalkus, ’85 (human biology), of Littleton, Colo., July 23, at 54, from metastatic breast cancer. While at Stanford, she was an advocate for the disability community. She was also on the ski team, where she met her husband, Mark, ’84, JD ’88. After graduation, she worked as a special education teacher. She was an enthusiastic volunteer with Guide Dogs for the Blind and the National Sports Center for the Disabled. The mastermind behind her family expeditions near and far, she immortalized their adventures in many beautifully curated photo albums. Survivors: her husband; children Wendy Smillie, ’11, Trevor, ’14, MS ’15, Kira, ’16, and Kevin; mother; and two brothers.


Tamara English Pickett, ’90 (economics), of Anchorage, Alaska, September 23, at 48, from cancer. At Stanford, she met her husband, Jeff, ’90; their relationship lasted for more than 30 years. After spending two years working in the tech industry in Silicon Valley, she changed course and earned an MD at the U. of Washington. Her first and only postresidency job was as a primary care physician at Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage. She was devoted to Southcentral’s vision of a Native community that would enjoy physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. She loved to run, hike, race and bike. She also loved rescue dogs and had several. She was also passionate about chocolate and tea. Survivors: her husband; children Gretta and Wiley; parents; a sister; and a brother.


Clifford Barbanell, MBA ’46, of San Francisco, September 26, at 98. He was an alumnus of UC-Berkeley, where he was captain of the water polo team. He served in World War II, retiring as a lieutenant colonel after more than 20 years in the reserves. After a career with Seagrams, he founded Barbanell Associates, an employee benefits consulting firm. He was a fair, honest man who had a great sense of humor and was a great storyteller. In the last 20 years of his life, he wrote a lot of poetry. In his retirement, he tutored disadvantaged children in reading and writing. He was predeceased by a grandchild. Survivors: his wife, Harriet; children Gregg and Cynthia; and three grandchildren. 

George Williams Jr., MBA ’51, of Berkeley, November 6, at 89. An alumnus of the U. of Utah, he earned an LLB from Harvard Law School in 1956. He returned to Harvard to earn an LLM in 1963. He wrote key legislation for President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Model Cities Program. In 1973, he became assistant director of San Francisco’s planning department. He retired in 1991, and then in 1992 became a consultant for the U.S. Agency for International Development. He moved to Berkeley in 1999, where he sang with the Berkeley Community Chorus. He loved traveling, skiing and playing poker. He was predeceased by his sister. Survivors: his wife of 59 years, Sara; children Peter, Maria, Jennifer Peters and Erica Orcharton; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

Richard B. Baird, MBA ’62, of Sonora, Calif., September 13, at 80. In 1960, he earned a mechanical engineering degree from Fresno State. He considered becoming a golf pro but instead pursued his MBA. He married Helen Bingham in 1962. They settled in Oakland and started a family, and he began a career in the materials handling business. He moved to Foster City in 1974; there, he fell in love with birding and became involved with Audubon Canyon Ranch in Marin County. He served on the ACR board in various roles, including treasurer and president. After retiring to Sonora in 2004, he met fellow Audubon member Jan Jorn; they were married in 2011. Survivors: his wife; children Kristen Doherty and David; two grandchildren; and a brother.

Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences

David A. Brew, PhD ’64 (geology), of Los Altos, November 7, at 86, from natural causes. A graduate of Dartmouth College and a Fulbright scholar, he began a long career with the U.S. Geological Survey in 1952. Since 1961, he had focused his efforts on southeast Alaska, including leading the team that produced the first large-scale environmental impact statement, which described the likely outcomes of the Trans Alaska Hot-Oil Pipeline. Prior to his death, he was overseeing the production of a map and report for Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. In 1987, he and Ross Stein co-founded the Stanford-USGS Graduate Fellowship in the Earth Sciences; 30 fellows have since been named. He was an avid reader and could pen an excellent haiku when pressed. Survivors: his wife, Sally (Dickerman, MA ’62); daughters Betsy, Emily, Perrin Stewart and Kate Colin; eight grandchildren; and a brother.


Martha (Kwang-Ting Chow) Hu, MA ’46, of Palo Alto, November 2, at 100, from natural causes. During World War II, she was sent by the Chinese government to study in the U.S., along with other graduate students (including her future husband, Frank, Gr. ’45). After studying at Stanford and the U. of Illinois, she settled in Palo Alto with her family in 1955. She hosted many scientists and students from China who attended Stanford in the ’80s and ’90s. She was known for her kindness, hospitality and home-cooked Chinese food, her fierce independence and her ingenuity. She loved to travel and garden. She was predeceased by her husband and her son David. Survivors: children James, ’75, and Diana, ’78; and grandchildren Christopher Holve, ’11, MS ’13, and Elizabeth Holve, ’14.

William Knueven, MA ’58, September 27, at 94. Before attending the U. of North Carolina as an ROTC student, he served as a radioman early in World War II. After graduating, he was commissioned as an ensign. He also served during the Korean War as an officer and navigator aboard the USS Lafayette County. He commanded the USS Grant County, USS Meredith and the USS Kaskaskia. He served at the Pentagon, receiving numerous commendations, including the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the Legion of Merit. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth, daughter Karen Forrest, and two grandsons. Survivors: children Diane Dietz and Kenneth; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Margo Hart Anderson, MA ’61, of Piedmont, Calif., September 13, at 78, following a lengthy illness. She received her bachelor’s degree from Denison U. She enjoyed various community activities, including her work with the Alameda County Child Abuse Task Force and various garden clubs. She loved her family and friends, and was most appreciative and touched by their kind gestures during her illness. Survivors: her husband of 53 years, Carl; children Thomas and Marnie; a granddaughter; and a sister.

John D. Meyer, EdD ’68, of El Macero, Calif., October 12, at 90, from Parkinson’s disease. He earned his bachelor’s degree from UC-Berkeley. He married his first wife, Marjorie, in 1952; sadly, she passed away seven years later. In 1960, he married his second wife, Norma. Throughout his life, he was deeply committed to education. He taught engineering for many years at Sacramento City College, and then briefly at Sacramento State U. He also worked as a school planner for the Sacramento School District. He spent the last decade of his career in the office of the Chancellor of the California Community College system. He and Norma were enmeshed in both the life of their community and their circle of family and friends. Survivors: his wife, and children Margo Schroeder, Alan, Stephen and Donald.


Irenee duPont May, MS ’52 (chemical engineering), of Wilmington, Del., November 15, at 89. Following his service in the Navy, he joined the E.I. DuPont Co., where he worked for 25 years. He was a lifelong supporter of education, the arts and helping the less advantaged. As winter residents of Charleston, S.C., he and his wife were supporters of Gibbes Museum of Art and the Spoleto Festival. His children remember him as a kind, gentle, patient father. His indomitable spirit and curiosity led him to the Mississippi River this summer to see the total eclipse. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ursula Keller. Survivors: his wife, Katherine; children Sophie May Gerard and Irenee Jr.; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a brother.
Lester Winslow, MS ’55, Engr. ’56 (electrical engineering), of Alexandria, Va., September 20, at 90. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1948, and then received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from USC. In 1950, he married Betty Joan Davis. Recalled for the Korean War, he served until 1953. He was the first manager of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and received 16 patents for his work in microwave and traveling wave tube design. In 1995, he received his PhD from George Washington U. He worked for the Naval Research Laboratory for more than 25 years, spending the latter years focusing on international technology transfer. He was known for his smile and sense of humor. Survivors: his wife, Joan, and children Mark, Susan, Matthew and Betsy. 

Herbert Hollander, MS ’56 (electrical engineering), MS ’57 (industrial engineering), of Great Falls, Va., September 26. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired from the Army in 1971 as a lieutenant colonel, having received the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Medal and Combat Infantryman’s Badge, among other awards. He then worked for the Computer Science Corporation and the Mitre Corporation. After retiring from the corporate world, he turned his hobby of repairing antique clocks and watches into a business. He was active in a number of Masonic organizations. Survivors: his wife of 65 years, Adrian; children Cheryl, Judie and Marc; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Earl Lewis Krueger, MS ’61 (civil engineering), of Mesa, Ariz., October 17, at 83. At Bradley U., he joined the Air Force ROTC and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He married Jerry in 1959; they were happily married for 55 years. He retired from the Air Force as a colonel after 24 years of distinguished service. He was a flight instructor at Williams Air Force Base in Mesa and served in Vietnam as an engineer. He worked for Motorola as manager of facility engineering for 17 years after moving to Arizona. He was predeceased by his wife. Survivors: children Debra Thomas, David, Darrell and Dan; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Arnold Larson, MS ’61 (electrical engineering), of San Jose, June 15. He and his wife, Gloria, were married for 68 years. For 25 years, he lived with Parkinson’s disease. Survivors: his wife and five children. 

David Mario DiPietro, PhD ’75 (electrical engineering), of Santa Clara, October 9, at 74, following a lengthy illness. A native of Endicott, N.Y., he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cornell U. in 1965. He considered his Stanford PhD the crowning achievement of his life. He enjoyed ballroom dancing, skiing and tennis, and was particularly adept at playing the stock market. He always stayed active with Stanford Alumni Association and Stanford Singles. He was predeceased by a brother. He is survived by his brother Americo.

William Okelo-Odongo, MS ’78 (electrical engineering), of Nairobi, Kenya, October 26, at 64, from a heart attack. After Stanford, he joined the faculty of the U. of Nairobi as a lecturer in computer science. He took a hiatus to complete his PhD in computer science at the U. of Essex and then returned to the U. of Nairobi. He was appointed professor of computer science and subsequently became the director of the School of Computing and Informatics. He was held in high esteem by his colleagues, and he was loved by his students. Survivors: his wife, Jane Mugga; children Alisa, Lucille and Thomas; mother Carolyn; former wife Sia Wesson, PhD ’79; and brother Stephen, MS ’96.

Humanities and Sciences

John R. Banister, MA ’51 (English), of Gilroy, September 30, at 90, from natural causes. He was an English instructor at Stanford before embarking on a 33-year career as an administrator in the California State University system and an English professor at California Polytechnic State U.-San Luis Obispo and San Jose State U. 

Wayne Allen Danielson, MA ’53, PhD ’57 (communication), of Austin, Texas, October 31, at 87, from Alzheimer’s disease. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the U. of Iowa in 1952 and was a reporter, research manager and consultant for newspapers around the country. He met his first wife, Beverly (Kinsell, ’47), at Stanford. In 1969, he joined the U. of Texas faculty and was dean of the School of Communication until 1979. The U. of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication named him to its Hall of Fame in 1988. Three years after Beverly’s death, he married LaVonne Walker Caffey. He taught Sunday school for 35 years at his church, and played the piano, organ and violin. Survivors: his wife; children Grace Chimene, Matt, Ben and Paul; two stepchildren; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Richard Warnes, MS ’57 (physics), of Albuquerque, N.M., August 16, at 84, from Alzheimer’s disease. He did his undergraduate work at DePauw U. in Indiana. He was a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 39½ years. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the American Physical Society. He researched shock wave phenomena, dynamic equations of state, constitutive relations and optical instrumentation. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Albuquerque at the time of his death. He will be remembered for his love of music, his subtle humor and his enthusiasm for travel. He was predeceased by his infant daughter Annette Rose. Survivors: his wife, Nancy; his children Linda Penaloza and Bill; and two grandchildren. 

Douglas Heal Thayer, MA ’59 (English), of Provo, Utah, October 17, at 88, from cancer. In 1946, he dropped out of high school to join the U.S. Army, and served with the U.S. occupation forces in Germany. Afterward, he received a bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young U. He taught at BYU for 54 years, and was director of creative writing, associate chair of the English department and associate dean of the College of Humanities. He married Donlu DeWitt in 1974. Nicknamed the “Mormon Hemingway,” he published four short story collections and four novels, and received many awards for his writing. He was an Eagle Scout and a lifelong member of the LDS Church. He was predeceased by his sister and a brother. Survivors: his wife; children Emmelyn Freitas, Katherine Willson, Paul, James, Stephen and Michael; 21 grandchildren; and a brother. 

Nancy Schrier, MA ’60 (English), of Palo Alto, October 14, at 89. She received her bachelor’s degree from Smith College. She was an English teacher at Foothill College for 25 years and was a vociferous reader of fiction and poetry. She was also dedicated to writing poetry of her own. A passionate cook and traveler, she found great joy in new tastes and experiences, and in watching her children become parents and her grandchildren grow into personable, interesting and engaged adults. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Elliot, Gr. ’51. Survivors: children Ellen Schwartz, Eric and Paul; and eight grandchildren. 

William Lirange, MA ’67 (art), of St. Julien, Quebec, September 11, at 74. He received his undergraduate degree from Massachusetts College of Art in 1965 and served in the Peace Corps from 1967 to 1968, where he was assigned to teach English at the U. of Tehran in Iran. In 1971, he began teaching at Dawson College in Montreal. In 1972, he bought a small country home in St. Julien, where he spent his summers, and where, in 1997, he chose to retire. He was predeceased by a brother. Survivors: his wife, Karen; son Aryan; two grandchildren; and a brother.

Eric O. Hanson, MA ’73, PhD ’76 (political science), of Los Altos, July 7, at 75, from multiple myeloma. After Stanford, he joined the political science faculty at Santa Clara U., where he would spent his entire career. He specialized in comparative politics, Chinese politics, and religion and politics, and wrote three widely acclaimed books. He won all three of Santa Clara’s major teaching awards. For 20 years, he held the Patrick A. Donohoe, S.J., endowed professorship. He was known for using elaborate costumes and props in his teaching and was a die-hard fan of Santa Clara women’s soccer. He was predeceased by his parents, Donald, ’36, MBA ’38, and Jean (Francis, ’37). Survivors: his wife of 45 years, Kathleen; daughters Erin Katharine Collins and Kara; three grandchildren; and brother Kirk, ’68, MBA ’71.

Pamela Olivia Carter, MA ’86 (psychology), of Jackson, Miss., September 9, at 55, after a lengthy illness. She was a 1980 graduate of Callaway High School and a 1984 graduate of Tougaloo College. Survivors: her son, Nile, and a host of relatives and friends.


Conrad Earl Gardner, LLB ’63, of Golden, Colo., October 29, at 79. Born in 1938 to James and Nina Gardner, he grew up in Arkansas City, Kan. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. He was an attorney in Golden for 50 years, and he was a former leader of the Jefferson County Library and the Golden Landmarks Association. He enjoyed helping others, whether through law, the armed forces, charity, government or preservation.

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