Colorado College Bulletin
Isabel Postlethwaite Greiner 25, Colorado Springs, Aug. 26. Isabel was a homemaker. Survivors include her daughter, Debora Greiner Hulett 53, her sister, Constance Postlethwaite Murray 32, and her brother-in-law, David Greiner 41. Isabel was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Greiner 25, and her father, William Postlethwaite, CC treasurer from 1911 to 1940.
Helen Louise Danks Van Lopik 26, Colorado Springs, Jan. 1. Louise was a homemaker and a member of the Fine Arts Center, the Fifty Year Club, the Womans Educational Society, Friends of the Library, and Kappa Kappa Gamma. Survivors include her daughter, Evelyn Van Lopik Stark 50.
Grace Berkley Brannon 27, Denver, Dec. 7. Grace was a former French and Spanish teacher and a very active CC community volunteer. A trustee from 1958 to 1964, she was honored with the Worner Award in October 1985. She was a class agent for 13 years, and was a former president of the Fifty Year Club. Survivors include her grandson, Berkley M. Brannon 83, her granddaughter, Virginia Brannon 85, and her brother-in-law, Jack Waymire 38. Grace was preceded in death by her son, Berkley H. Brannon 60.
George D. Gibbs 29, Arvada, Colo., July 8. He retired from International Harvester Company in 1970. Survivors include his son, Guy Gibbs 51.
James M. Reid 31, Colorado Springs, Sept. 15. James was a retired electronics technician. Survivors include his wife, Vera. His brother, G. Donald Reid 34, preceded him in death.
Frances Willis Fisher 32, Colorado Springs, Nov. 26. Frances was a homemaker. Survivors include her sister, Matilda Willis Weber 31, her niece, Anne Weber Wigington 74, her great- nephews, Willett Willis 68 and Erec-Michael Weber 99, her great-great nephew, Willett Willis 92, and her great-great niece, Marilyn Willis 96. Frances was preceded in death by her father, Willett Willis 06, her mother, Anne Clough Willis 06, her aunt, Marie Clough Gillis 18, her uncle, Richard Clough 19, and her brother, Willett Willis 36.
Mildred Volentine Green 32, Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 10. Mildred was a leader and volunteer with the local ballet, symphony, literary club, and womens committee.
George Donald Reid 34, Aurora, Colo., Aug. 28. Donald worked for the Colorado Department of Revenue and was a member of his church choir. His brother, James Reid 31, is deceased.
John Hoepner 34, Orlando, Fla., July 6. John owned and operated Hoepner Funeral Home for 37 years.
Clyde Davis 35, Williamsburg, Va., July 12. Clyde was a chemist for Dow Chemical Company. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Heaton Davis 35.
Cecil Ver Duft 35, Sun City, Ariz., Sept. 7. Cecil was a director with Goodwill Industries, on the board of directors at Penrose Hospital, and a businessman. His wife, Mary Roherer Ver Duft 35, preceded him in death.
Blanche Nolan Miles 37, Toppenish, Wash., Aug. 12. Blanche was preceded in death by her husband, C.F. Miles 37, and her brother-in-law, Gerald Miles 32.
Carroll Cal Bullock 38, Scottsdale, Ariz., Oct. 10. Cal served in the Marine Corps during World War II and owned a furniture store after earning his degree. Survivors include his wife, Marianne, his brother-in-law, Milton Norton 50, and his nephew, Timothy Norton 72.
James Haney 39, Colorado Springs, Dec. 24. Jim was a retired banker and a field director for the American Red Cross from 1945 to 1950. He was president of his class, an active Fifty Year Club alumnus, a volunteer for the reunion giving committee, a development volunteer, and a member of Friends of the Library. Survivors include his wife, Jule Hutchinson Haney 39, his brother, Don Haney 33, his sister, Mary Haney Lochridge 43, and his three nephews, John Haney 62, Jerry Hillhouse 62, and Jeff Haney 76. Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Haney Nelson 35, and his sister-in-law, Gratia Blackman Haney 34.
Alice Howe '39, Estes Park, Colo., July 1. In addition to her bachelors degree in art history, Alice earned her MAT from CC in 1943. She served as head resident for Wood Avenue House and Slocum and was also a member of many student organizations, including Kappa Kappa Gamma. Alice devoted many hours to a variety of volunteer activities, loved fishing, and was a retired teacher and occupational therapist. Survivors include her sister, Abigail Howe Crawford '44, her nieces, Crete Crawford Wood '69 and Laura Howe Schell Flanders '76, her great-niece, Catherine Wood '95, and her great-nephew, Oliver Wood '97.
Nancy Taylor Shivers 40, Englewood, Colo., Oct. 21. She was an active member of the Assistance League and the Red Cross. Survivors include her niece, Elizabeth Shivers Newburn 58. Nancys husband, Marcus O. Shivers Jr. 37, preceded her in death.
William Van Arsdale 40, Sedona, Ariz., March 17, 1999. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Cochran Van Arsdale 39, his son, John Van Arsdale 63, and his daughter, Lise Ann Van Arsdale Hansen 73.
Sergei Arutunoff 41, Feb. 17, 2000. Sergei, executive vice president of Reda Pump Co., was a yachtsman. Survivors include his wife, Mararet.
Elisabeth Wilson 41, Colorado Springs. Sept. 19.
Robert W. Haberl 42, Los Altos, Calif., June 23. Robert was self-employed until he retired in 1990. Survivors include his wife, Bette, and his cousin, Jerry L. Northern 62.
Lynwood M. Hopple 42, Montrose, Colo., Sept. 1. Lynwood, a psychiatry instructor, received numerous awards for his service to psychiatric mental health in Colorado. He was also an active pilot and flight instructor. Survivors include his wife, Lois.
James L. Krum 42, Tidepointe, S.C., Feb. 11, 2000. James was a retired vice president of Sears Roebuck and Co., as well as an active volunteer with the CC community. Survivors include his wife, Marge.
Raymond Gilbert 43, Bedford, Mass., Sept. 13. Raymond was a research psychologist, an instructor in clinical psychology, and a member of multiple boards, including the Massachusetts Psychological Association and the Massachusetts Highway Houses. Survivors include his wife, Barbara, his son, Benjamin Gilbert 91, and his brother-in-law, Charles Giese 43.
Charles Bill Goodnight 43, Lexington, Ky., Oct. 30. Bill attended CC on an athletics scholarship, but majored in music. He was president of the student body, captain of the football and baseball teams, and a top-notch wrestler. Bill, who fought in the Pacific during World War II, became a coach and professional football player for the San Diego Bombers. He was also a retired franchise owner of Jerrico and Long John Silvers, and a retired manager of Alexander Film Co. Active within the CC community, Bill was heavily involved with his 50th Reunion Class celebration. Survivors include his wife, Elinor Farris Goodnight 43, his sister-in-law, Rita Hoag Goodnight 49, and his nephew, Christopher Goodnight 90. Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Warren Goodnight 49.
Helen Putman Hughes 43, Denver, Dec. 9. Helen was a corporal and photographer in the Marine Corps during World War II, and later became a real estate agent and substitute teacher. Survivors include her son, Richard P. Hughes 72. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Hughes 43.
Charles Reed Nostrom 47, Colorado Springs, Sept. 9. Reed retired from Chevron Oil as a fuel and lube engineer. While at CC, Reed was an outstanding football player and part of the V-12 class.
Gordon J. Hill 48, Aurora, Colo., Aug. 23. A native of Pueblo, Colo., Gordon received a disability retirement from the U.S. Army Air Corps after serving as a C-47 pilot in the South Pacific during World War II. He was an avid golfer.
Clyde C. Schmer 49, Colorado Springs, Sept. 4. Clyde was an active member and leader of the American Legion Post 5 and the 40/8 Voiture Locale 1315.
Lucy Farnen Wade 49, Kansas City, Mo., March 1, 2000. A retired medical secretary, Lucy was an avid sewer, gardener, and volunteer. Survivors include her husband, Philip.
Marjorie Replogle Hyman 50, Flora, Ind., Nov. 1, 1999.
Donna Wolf Steigerwaldt 50, Dec. 8. Donna, the chief executive officer and chairman of Jockey International since 1980, succumbed to pneumonia. She attained her bachelors degree in Romance Languages, and received an honorary degree from CC in 1987. Donna established the Donna Wolf Steigerwaldt scholarship at Colorado College in 1985. She was an honorary Chicago area campaign chair for CC from 1985-89. In 1978, she joined the family-owned business, now Jockey International, as vice chairman, and succeeded her father as CEO in 1980.Under Donnas leadership, Jockey introduced the companys first line of womens clothing and expanded the company worldwide.
Manuel M. Davenport 54 (M.A.), Bryan, Texas, Aug. 31. He was a professor of philosophy at Texas A&M University, served as the department head, and was director of the graduate program in philosophy for four years.
A.M. Midd Gammel 55, Warwick, R.I., Aug. 18. Midd, a venture capitalist and prominent member of his community, died in a plane crash in Kennebunkport, Maine. He was captain of the soccer team and earned the most valuable player award. Survivors include his wife, Frances Howland.
Barbara Jo Fellows 57, Seattle, Wash., Sept. 8. Barbara, a devoted nurse, was named Nurse of the Year by the King County Nurses Association. She was also elected secretary of the Washington State Nurses Association.
Susan Lundquist Ward 59, Sierra Vista, Ariz., Aug. 2. Susan worked for the Army Signal Command at Fort Huachuca as an operations research analyst. Survivors include her husband, James Ward 57.
Paulina Fink Chichester 60, Nov. 23.
Robert Rataczak 60, Colorado Springs, Nov. 17. Robert served 23 years in the army, retiring as a major. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Ribbon, and the French Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star. Robert became a well-respected science teacher and counselor at West Junior High School for 20 years.
Wesley Guenther 62, Colorado Springs, Jan. 7. Wesley served in the navy for four years, was the owner of Pikes Peak Trailer Supply, and a retired rancher. Survivors include his wife, Clarice.
Rodney Peck 62, Denver, Sept. 29. Rodney was an attorney and active member of the Denver community. Survivors include his wife, Betsy Foote Peck 62, his son, Corey Peck 94, and his brother-in-law, Thomas Foote 68.
Jan Detrick 64, Medocino, Calif., Jan. 10, 2000. Jan was a devoted veterinarian and had numerous hobbies, including photography, watch repair, guns, printing, motorcycling, sailing, and music. Survivors include his wife, Judith Dykes Detrick 64.
Tessa Palmer White 67, Bellevue, Neb., Aug. 16. Tessa died of cancer. Survivors include her husband, Todd, and her son, Ethan White 98.
Michael Wayne Braye 75, Cape Fear, N.C., Aug. 13. Michael, a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, served as a linguist. Following his service in the FBI, Michael joined the State Department as a foreign service officer. Survivors include his wife, Vickie, and his father, James Braye 58.
Scott McAdams 75, Palermo, N.J., Nov. 16, 1999. Scott was a member of Amnesty International as well as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association. Survivors include his brother, Steven McAdams 80, and his cousin, Mark Eastman 74.
Carla Mullin Keter 81, Colorado Springs, Oct. 27. Carla was a call response specialist for Compaq. Survivors include her husband, Michael.
Michael Reeves 81, Pasadena, Calif., Nov. 1. Michael, a loyal CC volunteer, died of leukemia. He is survived by his wife, Alexandra.
Daniel Sarlo 82, Denver, Sept. 16. Dan was a Boettcher scholar and a teacher at Regis Jesuit High School before he joined the Peace Corps and taught English in Slovakia for four years. After returning to America, he taught and coached at Gateway Senior High School. Survivors include his father, John R. Sarlo 52, and his brother, Robert Sarlo 79.
Robert D. Armstrong 83, Haddon Field, N.J., March 10, 2000. Robert, a former CC alumni admissions representative, owned RDA Consulting.
Camille Cegielski 94, Springfield, Ill., Sept. 18. Camille recently graduated from the Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine and was completing her first year of pediatric residency at the time of her death. Prior to her residency, Camille founded a successful mentoring program that matched innercity and at-risk young women interested in medicine with medical students.
Sarah Campbell 96, Driggs, Idaho, Dec. 25. Sarah died in an avalanche in Teton Valley, Wyo. A former Forest Service employee, she was an experienced backcountry traveler. Sarah also trained horses and was an avid conservationist.
Joni Ledbetter Brandner, Colorado Springs, Dec. 3. As demonstrated by the large number of students and staff who attended her memorial service, Joni was well known and loved by the campus community. The postal coordinator at Colorado College for 19 years, she was an avid Tiger hockey fan. The Tigers dedicated the Dec. 8 game in her honor. Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado College Athletics Department Hockey Fund, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
A.J. McMillen, Louisville, Colo., Oct. 19. After immigrating to the United States in 1945, Jean taught at Colorado College for more than 20 years. A beloved member of the drama department faculty, Jean is remembered by hundreds of alumni for her wonderful costumes, colorful childrens theatre productions, childrens literature and creative dramatics courses, and the cast parties at the McMillen home. Colorado Springs children grew up attending her Saturday creative dramatics classes classes she encouraged CC students to teach. Her husband, William McMillen, CC professor of drama for 22 years, preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter, Deirdre McMillen Franklin 80.
Dorothy Mierow, Colorado Springs, Aug. 27. Dorothy, who taught geography at CC for several years, was curator of the natural history museum. A member of the first Peace Corps group, she taught geography in Nepal for six years. An author, artist, and photographer, Dorothy published several books about Nepal. As a sign of her respect and love of that country, Dorothy built a natural history museum in Nepal using most of her inheritance. Her father, former Colorado College President Charles Mierow, preceded her in death.
Lewis Pino, Rochester Hills, Mich., Aug. 17. Lewis served as assistant dean of Colorado College between 1956 and 1958. He was also an associate professor of chemistry. Survivors include his wife, Carol.
Beverly Reinitz, Colorado Springs, Oct. 26. Bev died suddenly while visiting relatives in Chicago. Politically active in the Colorado Springs community, she was a member of numerous civic organizations. Bev was also an avid fly fisher, backpacker, and gardener. Survivors include her husband, Neale Reinitz, CC professor emeritus.
Correction: In the fall 2000 issue of the magazine, the obituary for Richard Lewis '75 erroneously listed his home town as Breckenridge, Colo. He lived in Santa Cruz, Calif. He was also survived by a son, Sean.
EDITH GAYLORD HARPER 1916-2001
Edith Gaylord Harper 36, a newswoman from Oklahoma's pioneering Gaylord newspaper family and a longtime supporter and trustee of Colorado College, died Jan. 28 in Oklahoma. She was 84.
A member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, Harper touched the lives of thousands through quiet philanthropy and a lifelong devotion to journalistic excellence.
Born March 5, 1916, in Oklahoma City to E.K. and Inez Gaylord, her father was editor and publisher of The Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times from early statehood days until his death in 1974. Her brother, Edward L. Gaylord, is editor and publisher of The Oklahoman and chairman of The Oklahoma Publishing Co. Nephew E.K. Gaylord II is president of The Oklahoma Publishing Co.
Harper was educated for a short time in Switzerland but attended Oklahoma City public schools and graduated from the old Classen High. She attended Colorado College, and graduated from Wells College in Aurora, N.Y., in 1937. She then worked as a reporter and editor for The Oklahoman and Times and at WKY radio.
In 1942, she joined the New York bureau of the Associated Press and went to work for the AP's Washington bureau the next year. In 1944, she was president of the Women's National Press Club and secretary of Eleanor Roosevelt's Press Conference Association, an organization of news reporters.
Harper later returned to Oklahoma City where she spent many years as corporate secretary and member of the board of directors of The Oklahoma Publishing Co. She was secretary emerita at the time of her death.
Over her lifetime, Harper supported numerous community organizations and projects with both her time and money. In 1982, she founded the Inasmuch Foundation as a vehicle for giving to arts, health and human services organizations. That same year, she established the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation to support projects to improve the quality and ethical standards of journalism in media.
Harper maintained a relationship with Colorado College, which was also her father's alma mater. Harper became a charter trustee and established endowments. The school awarded her a Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 1992 and named one of its newest residence halls in her honor last fall.
She chaired the Annual Fund and served as a charter member of the Presidents Council. Native American students are beneficiaries of a CC fund Harper created in the 1970s. She established the Gaylord Endowment for Pacific Area Studies in 1987, and has been a generous supporter of the Southwest Studies program, the Baca campus, Tutt Library, and the Crown Teaching and Learning Center.
Memorials may be made to Colorado College, attention Don Wilson, vice president for alumni, development and college relations.
Excerpted with permission from The Oklahoman
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