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In Memory

In Memory

May 02, 2016

Please email In Memory or Tributes to:  UNCmagazine@unco.edu​

Jane F. (Fagerberg) Anderson (LC ’37)

Frances (Tsuchiya) Tashima (BA ’44)
Patricia Ann (Cassidy) Ebersole (BA ’46)
Yuri Ike Nakata (BA ’47)
Edith Pearl Newman Davis (MA ’48)
Robert “Bob” Samuel Johnson (MA ’49)

Harlan D. Holm (MA ’53)
Eugene William Kraft (MA ’53)
Duane John Mattheis (MA ’54)
Jeanne K. Faull (BA ’56)

Lt. Col. Lawrence “Larry” Allen, USAF Ret., (BA ’60)
Carol D’Ann Bradshaw (BA ’60)
Darrell D. Davis (MA ’60)
Mark Alexander Hardie, III (MA ’60)
Marvin “Marv” Kiesling (BA ’60)
Melba Novak (MA ’60)
Evelyn Mae Riggan (MA ’62)
Joseph Lea Fearing, III (Ed.D ’63)
Barbara Ann Morrill (BS ’63)
Wayne Morrison Mann (MA ’64)
Barbara Lynn Hansen Miller (BA ’65)
Terry Pfleiger (BA ’65)
Henry Duke Boswell (MA ’66)
Russell O. Dodd (BA ’66)
Robert N. McClellan (BA ’58, MA ’66)
Barbara P. Peperkorn (BA ’66)
Roland Mark Smith (Ed.D ’69)
Rex O’Dell Widegren (BA ’69)

Mona Katherine (Stinson) Claycomb (BA ’70)
William “Bill” Lee Hurt (MA ’70)
Hope Julie Stevenson (BA ’70)
Robert “Stan” Stanley Swain (Ed.D ’70)
Marilyn Ann (Scrivner) Holzwarth (BA ’71)
William Nelson May (BS ’72, MA ’77)
Louis “Louie” Rinaldo (BA ’73)
Marvelle (Seitman) Colby (MA ’74)
Jennifer (Vogel) Jones (BS ’74)
Joan (Hunting) O’Hara (MA ’76)
Nicholas Anthony Camillone (MS ’77)
Dennis Paul Lundmark (MA ’77)
Janet Louise Raehal (MA ’77)
Margaret “Margita” Vunovich (MA ’77)
Emerita Romero-Anderson (MA ’78)
Donald R. Seawell (Ed.D ’78)
William Duke Berig (MS ’79)
Milton Frank Lenc (Ed.D ’79)
Thomas Kevin Racine (BA ’79)

Helen Ruth Sutton (BA ’80)
Joan Carol Shannon-Miller (BS ’80)
John K. Hulse (BA ’81)
June Esther Hunter (BS ’81)
Anthony “Tony” John Weber (MA ’81)
Janet A. Szuszitzky (MA ’82)
Bertha “Bertie” Beachy Eby (MA ’83)
Stephen Kryska (BS ’83)
Linda Louise Lowry (MA ’82, MA ’86)

Charles Gilbert Schmidt, known to everyone as “Gil” passed away Nov. 22, 2015. Hired at UNC in 1991 as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Gil served under three presidents and four different administrators, then returned to a faculty position in geography. Prior to coming to UNC, Gil was vice chancellor at University of Colorado-Denver. The former chancellor, John Hiller, wrote: “It struck me that our lives have been and will continue to be enriched by our individual and collective memories of Gil — his dry wit, his joy of life and of family, his love of geography and his gift of treating everyone with equal measure. He had a curiosity and love of life that was infectious to all who knew him.” Gil received Emeritus Faculty status in 2011.

Lydia Lee Miller Ruyle (MA ’72) an internationally recognized artist, scholar, educator, mentor, and community leader died at home in her art studio on March 26, 2016. Lydia’s art has exhibited in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the United Nations World Conference on Women and throughout the world, including England, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Nepal, Peru, Russia and Turkey. Her work evolved from oil painting, to sculpture, lithography, and papermaking. Most recently, she worked with Louise Kearns to create rip stop nylon Goddess Banners of more than 300 sacred female images from different cultures. Lydia taught women’s studies and art history as scholar emerita on the UNC visual arts faculty, and the Lydia Ruyle Room for Women’s Art is named in her honor.

Joan Shannon-Miller (BS ’80), passed away on Jan., 27, 2016. She grew up in the Loveland area and studied finance at UNC. A dedicated servant of the arts with the City of Greeley and UNC, she was director of galleries for the university and was involved with the Arts Picnic, Arts Alive and other committees. Joan was also an avid Rockies baseball fan.

Bob McNamee (BS ’80) longtime Greeley and Windsor golf professional, passed away March 28, 2016. McNamee was a member of the Professional Golf Association for more than 30 years after playing for the UNC golf team from 1975-79. A teaching pro, McNamee returned to Greeley to become the pro at Highland Hills Golf Course in the late 1980s and eventually was named the city’s director of golf before becoming the first pro and director of golf at Windsor’s Pelican Lakes. He played a key role in developing the golf program, including a junior program, at Pelican Lakes. McNamee also coached the golf team at Windsor High School and was an active member of the Colorado PGA, often competing in pro-am events in the state.