In Memoriam


The College


Ruth Lusby ’40, Sept. 1, 2015.

Violet McLeod Johnson ’41, Jan. 8, 2015, family members include her son, Walter N. Johnson ’66, and her daughter, Nancy Johnson Brown ’69.

Lois Johnson Krall ’42, July 2, 2016.

Jack D. Christensen ’45, April 7, 2016.

Bryant H. Jackson ’45, May 11, 2016.

Robert M. Miller ’47, February 14, 2016.

George E. Riggins Jr. ’48, June 2, 2016. Family members include his wife, Helen Riggins ’47.

Carolyn M. Hampel ’49, April 19, 2016.


Ruth Ogren Waterman ’50, June 24, 2016.

Robert “Bob” S. Rich ’52, ’59, April 28, 2016.

Mildred Buesing ’54, November 17, 2015. Family members include her niece, Margaret Gifford ’57.

James G. Batchelor ’55, April 18, 2016.

Earl J. Colwell ’55, April 22, 2016.

Gretchen Smith Uppiano ’55, March 25, 2016.

David Danner ’56, July 10, 2016. Family members include his wife, Nancy Ruth Miller Danner ’56, and his granddaughter, Rachel Cherniack ’16.

Alvin “Al” Endemen ’56, May 20, 2016.

Dr. James A. Vasquez ’57, March 16, 2016.

Elizabeth Engvall Newcomb ’58, March 9, 2016.

Kathleen D. Schaefer ’58, January 1, 2016.

Jane Barber Gibson ’59, February 28, 2016.

Diane Womack Wilson ’59, May 25, 2016. Family members include her husband, Wesley R. Wilson ’58, ’60.


Eleanor “Ellie” Hopper Jackson ’60, April 26, 2016.

Jimmie G. Martinez ’63, April 17, 2016.

Dr. Mar Mae Mayer Symonds ’66, April 24, 2016.

Rev. William R. Clarke ’67, June 18, 2016.

Peter Rothrock Farr ’67, March 9, 2016.

Dr. Ted J. Case ’69, Dec. 31, 2015.

Pamela J. Miller ’69, July 2, 2016. Family includes her father, Dr. R. Warburton Miller ’51, her mother Dr. Joyce M. Miller ’59, her sister Paige Miller ’80 and her brother, Dr. Brent W. Miller ’72.


Patricia “Tricia” J. Culverhouse ’70, May 31, 2016.

Breeda M. Cusack ’74, ’77, March 1, 2016.


Samuel J. Ramos Jr .’94, May 26, 2016. Family members include his wife, Erika Scheidel Ramos ’93.


Cloe Mower ’86, March 15, 2016. Family members include her sister Susan Mower ’89.

Patrick D. Godbey ’92, May 9, 2016.

Schools of Business and Education

Harriett Justus ’76, December, 2015.

Donald E. Hunt ’80, ’87 July 19, 2016. Family members include his son, Christopher Hunt ’98, and his daughter-in-law, Michelle Hunt ’06.

Mary Sylvester ’80, June 1, 2016.

Robert A. Campbell ’81, May 11, 2016.

Shirley Bryant ’82, May 22, 2016.

Maureen O. Varnes ’85, January 31, 2016.

Keith D. Oliver ’89, June 16, 2016.

Blake Latham ’93, ’00, April 27, 2016.

Peter S. Lefkarites ’99, February 20, 2016.

Igor Zabadayev ’05 MBA and mentor for School of Business students, April 27, 2016.

Sheila Rudolph ’10, May 7, 2016.


William “Bill” R. O’Boyle died on May 6, 2016. O’Boyle was assistant coach, defensive and then offensive coordinator for Bulldog football at the University.

Special Friends

Donald E. Blatchley

Donald “Don” E. Blatchley died June 14, 2016. Blatchley was a member of the faculty of Johnston College as a professor of physics. His career spanned many years, from his work in aerospace to his professorship. He helped design the engine for the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. He was a physicist for Fermi Lab and taught at DeVry University in addition to Johnston College.

Andrew N. Crow ’55

Andrew “Andy” N. Crow ’55 died July 12, 2016. He received a B.A. in music from the University
and went on to USC for a master’s degree. As a student, he was involved with the care and tuning of our beloved Casavant organ in the Memorial Chapel. Music and kindness were his hallmarks. He was a professional organist and builder of organs. He shared his love of music with thousands by restoring a very special Wurlitzer organ, the Andy Crow Wurlitzer, and then donating it to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington State. Crow was a true Bulldog for Life, making the world a better place through his many community service contributions. He generously supported the University’s endowment and will be remembered as a person who shared his love of music with others.

Francis Gregory ’48

Francis “Greg” Gregory ’48, died Sept. 25, 2015. He received his B.A. from the University and went on to receive an M.A. and Ph.D. in education. Throughout his professional career, Gregory worked in public education administration. He supported academic achievement at Redlands as a Cortner Society member, giving the opportunity of an education to students. His family members include his niece, Alexis Ashley ’01.

Will Keim

The University lost a true and wonderful friend on June 1, 2016. Will Keim had been visiting the University for 31 years to share his great wisdom with new students, parents and a host of returning students who never missed hearing one of his presentations. A graduating senior, Sky Ung, stated, “I did not know Mr. Keim personally, but I was privileged to hear him speak at the University of Redlands three separate times. His optimistic wit and sharp humor were refreshing and inspiring to me each time. On his final appearance this past year, I finally went up to him to thank him personally for coming to campus each year and doing his speech. As a graduating senior, I was unsure of my future at the time and was struggling. On a whim
I went to go see him talking at the chapel and what he said was eye opening to me. I shook his hand and thanked him. He motivated me to finally take the leap I had been scared of for years. It is because of him that I am pursuing my dreams. I am thankful that such a genuinely caring man took his time to spread such great messages to students at the U of R.”

A celebration of Keim’s life was held in Corvallis, Oregon, on August 1, 2016. The University and future students will continue to share the Keim wisdom, as his daughter, Christa, takes over for her dad and will be speaking to new students this fall.

Donald Kiel ’47

Donald “Don” Kiel ’47 died March 11, 2016. He came to Redlands as a transfer student and was a U. S. Marine Corps Corporal in the V-12 program here at the University. He and his late wife, Elizabeth MacLean Kiel ’46, met while on campus and married after his service in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Kiel received his B.S. in social work, going on to receive an M.A. from USC. His career in social work and his deep commitment to his community, love of history and caring for others were hallmarks of his life. In addition to their legacy commitment as members of the Cortner Society, he and Elizabeth also supported the work of the University through the Redlands Fund and as Town and Gown members.

Ena Preston Norris ’41

Ena Preston Norris ’41 died May 6, 2016. She and her husband, William G. Norris, established the Preston-Reamer Endowed Scholarship, named for her sister, Eva Preston Reamer ’37 and brother-in-law, Hollis Reamer ’37, to honor both of these multi-generational Bulldog families. The scholarship is for undergraduates studying history or the physical sciences. Her family includes her niece, Jacqueline Reamer Gates ’62, ’90.

Harriet Talbert

Harriet Talbert died on July 29, 2016. Talbert was a beloved champion of the Redlands community, tirelessly raising money and awareness for organizations that focused on youth, education, and music. She volunteered her time and talents as accompanist for several generations of music students at area schools and served on committees and as chairperson for organizations engaged in projects for the betterment of our region. In 1993, Town & Gown recognized her dedication and many contributions to the community with a Woman of Distinction Award. She set a wonderful example, using her skills and gifts to make the world a better place, making her honorary membership to the Bulldog family truly deserved. Her own family includes daughters and Redlands alumnae Katherine Talbert Weller ’71, Barbara Talbert Hardy ’72, and Nancy Talbert Belk ’76.



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