In Memoriam: Special Friends


Robert B. Arnold: Professor

School of Business adjunct professor, Robert Arnold, died on June 2, 2015. Originally of Jersey City, N.J., Arnold wrestled, played football and basketball and was at the top of his class academically in high school. After two years at Rutgers University, he joined the Navy’s Aviation Cadet Program in Pensacola, Fla., during the Korean War.

He enjoyed a celebrated naval career as an aviator, flying 336 combat missions in Vietnam. He was awarded the Silver Star, four Distinguished Flying Crosses, a Bronze Star and 38 Air Medals. He eventually served as executive officer of the USS Kitty Hawk, ending his military career in the J-5 Plans and Policy Division of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C. He continued on to his second career and earned his Ph.D. in human resources and development in 1980. He taught in the University’s School of Business master’s program for 26 years, with an emphasis on organizational leadership.

His strong military record of service, professional leadership skills and dedication to his family were his hallmarks. In addition to his teaching, Arnold acted as a leadership consultant as partner in Cybernetics Leadership Center and in his own firm, the Ten-Ten Corporation. He also partnered with John Leach in John Leach and Associates, a consulting firm. His family includes his wife, Pamela Porter Arnold, and his brother, Thomas Arnold.

Bryan Artmann: Dental Student

Bryan Artmann ’13 died on July 11, 2015. Artmann was originally from Nevada and attended Green Valley High School in Henderson. He graduated from the University of Redlands with a double major in chemistry and microbiology. He had a successful pole vaulting career as a member of the track team, coming in fifth at the 2013 NCAA Nationals track competition for Division Three. Artmann excelled in all that he did, from academics to sports. He went on to the University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine to pursue his degree and become a dentist. He was already seeing patients as a part of his studies and true to his character, he engaged them with his caring manner.

His family includes his parents, Judy and Mark Artmann, his sister Ashley, and a host of family members and friends. A service was held for him in July at Community Lutheran Church in Las Vegas. Memorial donations in his honor will be directed to support Bulldog Bench/pole vaulting. Gifts may be made to the University of Redlands and can be sent to the Office of Development, 1200 E. Colton Ave., Redlands, CA 92374.

H. Douglas Mattox: Retired Dentist

Doug Mattox ’61 died on April 26, 2015. He was born in Upland, Calif., and spent most of his childhood in Monterey Park, Calif. He and his wife, Joyce Hull Mattox ’62, met at the University of Redlands. They were married in 1962. After graduating with a degree in biology, he went on to USC Dental School and graduated with his degree in dentistry in 1965. He began his dental practice in Orange, Calif., soon after. His attention to detail and emphasis on preventative dental care were an extension of his caring and concern for his patients and his abilities as a dentist.

He and Joyce raised their children, Tyler Mattox, Allyson Freeland and Ryan, in Orange and then in Irvine, Calif. He coached athletic teams his children played on and enjoyed many sports. Snow skiing, golf, sailing and duck hunting were a few of his many pursuits. In retirement, he and Joyce enjoyed their home in Silverado, Calif., surrounded by the natural beauty there.

Throughout the years, Doug and Joyce maintained and enjoyed strong life-long friendships they made while at Redlands. In addition to Joyce, Tyler, Allyson and Ryan, his family includes Tyler’s wife, Wendy, and granddaughters, Maile Freeland and Meghan Mattox; his beloved dog, Dublin, and granddogs, Dugan, Zoe and Betty. A service was held in May.

Edward L. Conly: Director of Athletics

Edward Conly ’51 died on Feb. 8, 2015. He attended the University and graduated in 1951 with a degree in physical education. While at Redlands, he was a terrific athlete, preparing him for his future career. While at the University, he met his wife, Betty Hentschke Conly ’52. After graduation, they moved to Glendora so that Edward could take a position at Citrus Community College as a professor.

While he began his career at Citrus College as a health sciences instructor, he taught and coached sports and eventually became the athletic director for the school. His active interest in sports and travel combined well at his retirement, as he began a new phase of his life as a travel tour organizer with a sports emphasis.

He enjoyed playing golf and traveling, especially on tours he designed that included visits to Olympic venues with an emphasis on track and field events. He began with Tokyo in 1960, and he and Betty visited almost all Olympic events from that point on. He enjoyed hiking and trips with Betty to visit their children and grandchildren.

His family also includes his daughter, Camie Kimball, and her husband, Ron; his son, Jim Conly; and his grandchildren, Kealani and Kapena Kimball. He was preceded in death by his daughter Dee Conly. A memorial service was held in February 2015 in Glendora, Calif.

Anne Morrison Ouellette: Dedicated Volunteer

Anne Morrison Ouellette ’57, ’58 died on April 5, 2015. Ouellette was a fourth-generation Californian, a member of the Morrison, Stillman and Lyon families, all very involved in the development of our region. The Stillman family once owned the grape vineyard property where the first buildings of the University were built. The north wing of the Truesdail Speech Center was named Morrison Speech and Hearing Clinic in honor of her father, William P. Morrison, a benefactor of the University. She was a wonderful local historian, following in the footsteps of another relative, the journalist Charles Nordhoff.

While a student at the University, she was involved with her sorority, Alpha Theta Phi and earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in speech and hearing pathology. She met her future husband, Eugene Ouellette ’57, ’58 here. Gene eventually became a professor at Redlands and then Chancellor of Johnston College.

They were very involved in campus life over the years and supported the University as Cortner Society members and sustaining donors. Her volunteerism and community involvement was extensive. She was a tireless advocate for animal rights and served as the director of the San Bernardino Humane Society.

Anne’s family was her first priority. She and Gene raised their two daughters and enjoyed traveling together over the years. Her family also includes daughters, Michelle and Geanne Ouellette, and her grandchildren, Natalie and Tristan Darquea.

Rev. Philip A. Smith: Founding Faculty Member, Johnston College

Philip A. Smith died on March 3, 2015. He earned his undergraduate degree at Tufts College (now Tufts University) in 1954 and a master’s degree in divinity from Crane Theological School at Tufts in 1957. He was ordained by the Second Unitarian Parish of Marlboro, Mass., in 1957 and served as minister there from 1957 to 1960. During that time, he worked as associate chaplain in a local prison. From 1960 to 1963, he served the First Unitarian Church of Louisville, Ky., as minister, moving on to the Riverside, Calif., Unitarian Church in 1963, where he served for the next 17 years.

During his pastorate in Kentucky, Smith, a committed civil rights activist, traveled to Selma, Ala., to march to Montgomery in 1965 after the murder of James Reeb. He led desegregation marches as a member of CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality. He was also a member of the Louisville Executive Board of the Kentucky Civil Liberties Union and co-founded and co-chaired the Kentucky Committee to Abolish Capital Punishment.

In 1970 he received his certificate in marriage, family and child counseling and worked as a psychotherapist. As one of the first professors at Johnston College (now Johnston Center for Integrative Studies), Smith taught Gestalt therapy and dream work during the 1970s.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Rose Smith; his sons, Gabe Smith and Bryony Smith; grandchildren, Ryan, Andy and Ashley; great-grandchildren; and his brothers, Jim, Tom and Paul.


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