In Memoriam and passages


In memoriam

Harriet Blume ’73 passed away on Jan. 31, 2018, spending her last days with her four children in Monterey, Calif. She will be remembered for her dedication to the Quaker congregations in Redlands and Riverside and for her longtime community service. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1953 with a B.A. in sociology, she returned to France, earning a master’s degree in French at Sorbonne University and working for The Paris Review. She married Frank Blume in 1957, and the couple settled in Redlands in 1966. A psychology professor, Frank was one of the founding faculty of Johnston College (serving as director from 1982-1988) and remained with Johnston until his retirement in 1996. Harriet earned an M.A. in English literature from the University in 1973 and went on to teach French, English composition, and German at Crafton Hills College, as well as classes at San Bernardino Valley College and the University. After retiring, she continued to tutor students privately in French, English, and piano, and remained active in the University of Redlands Retirees Organization and Faculty Club. She and Frank were longtime philanthropic supporters of the Johnston Center and were among the original donors to the Johnston Founders’ Chair (see page 33). Harriet is survived by her children, Walter, Margaret, Daniel, and Antonia; her sister, Cynthia; sons-in-law William Hopkins and Jake London; daughters-in-law Maried Blume and Valerie Blume Socroun; and six grandchildren, Marcel, Renny, Emily, Stella, Lia, and Elodie.

Rosanne O’Brien ’78 passed away on Feb. 21, 2018. Born in Philadelphia as the second of five sisters, she moved to California to launch her highly successful career. She earned a B.S. in business administration in 1978 from Redlands before completing an executive program at Stanford University. She spent the first 11 years of her career at Tiger International/Flying Tigers, where she advanced to director of corporate communications. She then served as senior vice president and director of corporate relations for Glendale Federal Bank and vice president of corporate communications at Teledyne Inc. O’Brien spent the remainder of her career as corporate vice president of communications at Northrop Grumman, a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, retiring in 2008. She remained active in her community and served in volunteer leadership positions with the Girls and Boys Town of Southern California, Santa Monica College, California Science Center, Special Olympics, and San Francisco Academy. She was the commencement speaker for U of R in 2004 and was engaged in the School of Business’s Speakers Bureau, the President’s Circle Leadership Committee, and the Alumni Board. Just prior to her passing, she established the Rosanne O’Brien School of Business Study Abroad Endowment (see page 34). O’Brien is survived by her sisters, Tina Vince, Julie Swanson, and Kathleen O’Brien; stepdaughters, Gretchen Cuenca and Kierstyn Bishop; and many nephews and nieces.


The College


Mildred Hyde Hopp ’41, Jan. 29, 2018. Family members include daughter Susan Taylor ’68.

Selina Margie Smith ’42, Jan. 8, 2018

Wilma Lee Cook ’44, Dec. 27, 2017

Ellen Nowell Disparte ’44, Jan. 16, 2018. Family members include daughter Sally Bohnsack ’77.

Margaret Russell Kuljian ’45, Dec. 31, 2017

Mary Mitchell Ford ’46, Feb. 10, 2018

Janet Lytle Green ’47, Feb. 22, 2018

Gloria Peal Aiken ’49, Feb. 24, 2018


Patricia Spencer Gaugh ’50, March 25, 2018. Family members include son Brian Gaugh ’84.

Evelyn Rosenbaum Zinn ’50, Dec. 28, 2017

Joanne Leland Scott ’51, March 29, 2018

John Ellis ’52, Feb. 3, 2018

Ruth Lucking Miller ’52, Jan. 22, 2018. Family members include sister Mary Lucking Austin ’55.

Willie Runquist ’52, March 5, 2018

Chuck Simmons ’52, Jan. 30, 2018

Marilyn Dougherty Hankins ’55, Dec. 31, 2017

Claude Stephenson ’55, Feb. 14, 2018. Family members include wife Anna-Mae Hoyt Stephenson ’56.

Bill Oliveri ’56, Dec. 21, 2017

Al Clark ’58, Aug. 26, 2017. Family members include daughter Gwen Clark ’87 and brothers David Clark ’64 and James Clark ’62.

Sheryl Parker ’58, Oct. 2, 2017

Carol Claus Crawford ’59, July 20, 2017


Ed Bailey ’60, Jan. 14, 2018

Ronald Simpson ’60, Feb. 4, 2018

Richard Gibson ’61, March 25, 2018

Bob Grayson ’62, Feb. 18, 2018

Janice White March ’62, Jan. 18, 2018. Family members include brother Craig White ’67.

Kim Kimball Orloff ’62, Jan. 30, 2018. Family members include brother William Kimball ’66.

David Curnow ’64, Dec. 20, 2017

Earl Lenz ’64, Jan. 3, 2018

Joel Escobar ’65, Sept. 18, 2017

Judith Lachman ’67, Aug. 12, 2017

Steven Pierson ’67, Jan. 30, 2018

Horst Klemm ’69, Dec. 28, 2017


Diane Vinson ’70, Jan. 4, 2018

Bobby Moore ’75, Sept. 1, 2017. Family members include wife Harriette Moore ’80.


Brian Ziska ’07, Feb. 25, 2018

Schools of Business and Education


Dennis Jones ’79, March 25, 2018


Margaret Weber ’81, Dec. 9, 2017

Steven McClenaghan ’83, March 19, 2018

Corbett Mask ’84, Jan. 8, 2018

Joseph Metz ’84, Feb. 26, 2018

Owen Eames ’86, June 29, 2017

Janet Swan Uecker ’86, March 22, 2018

Phillip Sawdey ’88, Feb. 13, 2018

James Thornell ’88, Jan. 31, 2018. Family members include daughter Janice Thornell McIntyre ’05.

Helen King ’89, March 28, 2018


James Stokes ’90, March 17, 2018


Michele Cisneroz ’02, Feb. 5, 2018


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