Passages and In memoriam


In memoriam

Marc Byrd ’02, ’04 passed away Aug. 9. He was born May 14, 1954, in Flint, Michigan. Marc attended Eastern Michigan University, The American Floral Arts School in Chicago, and the University of Redlands, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in business and management and his Master of Arts in management. He also attended the Institute of Economic and Political Studies at Cambridge University as part of his Redlands education. Marc was an award-winning florist who owned The Village Florist in Palm Springs from 1979 to 1985. He became the first general manager of the Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel’s floral department in 1988. For more than 30 years, he was a nationally recognized event designer. Marc was known as a “florist to the stars,” and his work appeared in national magazines, films, and television shows. He served on the University’s Alumni Association Board of Directors (2005–2009), the Centennial Celebration Committee, and the Whitehead Leadership Society. He also served on the boards of the Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert and ACT for Multiple Sclerosis. Marc is survived by his husband of 26 years, Al Jones ’70, ’73; brother and sister-in-law Cass and Sue Byrd of Michigan; aunt Jean Clapp and cousin Janine Raffray of Metarie, Louisiana; and several nephews, nieces, and grandnephews.

Gordon Alan Clopine ’58 passed away May 17. He was born Nov. 28, 1936, in Los Angeles, growing up on his family’s orange and avocado ranch. After graduating from Vista High School, Gordon earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University, where he was a member of Pi Chi fraternity, the men’s baseball team, and Sigma Gamma Epsilon. He earned a master’s degree in geology from the University of Houston in 1960. Gordon met his wife, Sara, on a field trip in Cancun, Mexico, and they were married in 1979. After 36 years with the San Bernardino Community College District, in 1997 he retired as Crafton Hills College vice president of administrative services. In addition to teaching courses at the University, Gordon served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors (1972–1975), as the Class of 1958 reporter, and on his class reunion committee. He founded Clopine Geological Services and was a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists and fellow with the Geological Society of America. Gordon is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sara Rose Lapinski Clopine ’77, and four children from a previous marriage and their families: Dr. William Clopine ’83 and wife Lillian of Farmington, New Mexico; Susan Ward ’85 and husband Joe of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; Russell Clopine ’88 and wife Bobbie of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; and Cindi Smith ’88 of Sand Springs, Oklahoma. He has seven grandchildren: Emma, Spencer, Billy, Riley, Max, Sam, and Jon. Gordon is also survived by his brother, Robert Clopine ’54, and his family, including wife Betsey Clopine ’55 of Newport, Oregon.

William A. Dickenson ’64 died June 18. A University of Redlands family legacy, he was son of Arthur Dickenson and Jane Dickenson ’35, and brother of Don ‘61. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the University and enthusiastically supported his alma mater through regional alumni activities, the class reunion committee, and U of R admissions recruiting. Bill was a member of Alpha Gamma Nu, and his megaphone from his time as a Yell Leader is on display in the Hunsaker Student Center. Bill owned two lumber yards in Orange County with his brother, Don ’61. He also served as an airman in the Naval Air Reserve. He is survived by his wife, Laura ’67; son, Daniel ’95; daughter, Katherine; and brother, Donald ’61.

Ann Stuart Lucas passed away June 27 from complications of cancer. She was born in Seattle on May 10, 1935 as Lillie Ann Ruble. When she was seven months old, her father and maternal grandparents died from pneumonia; in 1945, her mother, Evelyn, was remarried to Elbridge Stuart, who adopted Ann and her older sister, Betty. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Ann met Herbert Lester “Bill” Lucas. They married on Dec. 19, 1958, and settled permanently in Los Angeles in 1965. Ann served as a trustee of the University of Redlands (1984–2017) and was noted for her longtime tenure as Student Life Committee chair and for her generous support of the Office of Community Service Learning, establishing an endowed internship for students. In addition to the University, her philanthropic work included St. Matthew’s Parish Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, and the Neighborhood Youth Association. Despite the many accolades she received, including honorary doctorates from both the University and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Ann remained humble and centered on helping others. She is survived by Bill, her husband of 60 years; four children and their spouses; and nine grandchildren. There will be a service of remembrance and celebration on Friday, Nov. 23, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Parish Church in Pacific Palisades, California.

Alton C. Robertson ’54 died May 14. He was born in Brawley, California, on Feb. 7, 1933. Al started his collegiate career at the University, earning a baccalaureate degree in sociology, cum laude. He received two graduate degrees from Columbia University (international affairs and political science), along with a Master of Divinity in systematic theology from the Berkeley Baptist Divinity School. Al was active in the University’s student service and academic organizations, serving as the Class of 1954 reporter, on his class reunion committee, and as a volunteer in the archives. He was a member of the University’s Whitehead College faculty (1982–1999) and received teaching, service, and research recognitions. His publications covered a range of topics, such as lifestyle, consumer awareness, diversity, Nicaragua, and Lenten meditations. Prior to his academic career, Al was a teamster and office manager for a trucking line; directed committees in support of the National Council of Churches; and worked with the National Student Christian Federation. He served actively in the community of Plymouth Village, where he moved in 2003. He was also on the boards of Redlands Meals on Wheels, Step by Step, and Redlands Sister City Association. He served in many capacities at the Trinity Episcopal Church, as well. Al is survived by two sons: Eric of Fort Worth, Texas, and Elliot of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Memorial gifts in his name may be mailed to University of Redlands Office of Development, P.O. Box 3080, Redlands, CA 92373 or made online at

The College


Phil Loge ’39, July 29, 2018. Family members include son John Loge ’91 and brother Maurice Loge ’49.


Robert Newman ’42, April 17, 2018

Betty Livingston Clark ’43, Aug. 15, 2018

La Verne Fields Kreidler ’43, March 20, 2018

John Abbott ’44, June 11, 2018

Louise Livers Hoffman ’44, Oct. 17, 2017

Winifred Haddock Strakosch ’44, Aug. 10, 2018

Marjorie Whitehouse Gould ’45, April 1, 2018

Donald Russler ’45, Oct. 3, 2017

Ruth Harper Tetley ’45, June 1, 2018. Family members include sister Helen Harper Atkins ’47.

Phil Adamson ’46, May 26, 2018

Jean Kenney Harp ’47, July 1, 2018

Walter Horning ’47, Aug. 7, 2018

Wayland Reynolds ’47, ’56, May 3, 2018. Family members include grandsons William Reynolds ’98 and Bradley Reynolds ’19.

Robert Hess ’48, April 20, 2018

Sam Sackett ’48, ’49, March 29, 2018

Peggy Hoyt Whitmore ’48, July 17, 2018

Horace Hinkston ’49, Oct. 13, 2017

Dorothy Williams Rogers ’49, March 3, 2018


Patricia Spencer Gaugh ’50, March 25, 2018

Jim Heywood ’50, June 26, 2018. Family members include wife Barbara George Heywood ’50.

Bobbie Wilcox Thill ’50, May 19, 2018

Dwayne Axworthy ’51, April 28, 2018

Fred Gallwey ’51, May 27, 2018

Bill Junkert ’51, June 3, 2018. Family members include wife Joy Westcott Junkert ’52.

Joanne Leland Scott ’51, March 29, 2018

Liz Ruegger Beed ’52, May 27, 2018

Bill Billard ’52, July 23, 2018. Family members include wife Jo Perhab Billard ’54 and sister Verna Billard Gruendyke ’56.

Beverly Smith Taylor ’52, June 17, 2018

Russell Hafner ’53, June 29, 2017

Carol Orcutt Stepleton ’53, Nov. 17, 2017. Family members include husband Rodney Stepleton ’53
and daughter Debra Stepleton ’76.

Lucille Bowden Barth ’54, March 1, 2018. Family members include daughter Amanda Barth Litwak ’80.

Charles Hoag ’55, June 19, 2018

Bill Reed ’55, May 31, 2018. Family members include son John Reed ’77.

Inez Kenney Scourkes ’55, Jan. 5, 2018

Ann Homan Boykin ’56, June 20, 2018. Family members include daughter Rebecca Boykin Dodson ’83.

Dolores Pettit Broyles ’56, April 26, 2018

Judy Mead ’56, July 15, 2018

Roger Schmidt ’57, April 30, 2018. Family
members include wife Ann Mattison
Schmidt ’58.

Sheryl Parker ’58, Oct. 2, 2017

Florence Helmick West ’58, July 5, 2018

Carol Claus Crawford ’59, July 20, 2017


Gordon McMillan ’61, April 20, 2018

Carlotta Patterson-Gonzalez ’61, April 30, 2018

Martha Mull Davies ’62, Aug. 23, 2018.

Janet Dowler Hallenbrook ’62, June 14, 2018

Grace Palmer Martin ’62, March 2, 2018

Eleanor Boone Mitchell ’62, Aug. 2, 2018

Bob Bishop ’63, July 12, 2018

Dorothy Bidwell Kaufman ’63, April 16, 2018

Melodie Hoagland Bankers ’64, May 20, 2018

Steve Courso ’64, May 19, 2018

David Curnow ’64, Dec. 20, 2017

Michael MacFarlane ’65, Jan. 14, 2018

Evelyn Hudson Strawn ’66, April 14, 2018. Family members include son Michael Strawn ’79.

Leslie Tucker Walker ’67, April 22, 2018. Family members include husband Ronald Walker ’67
and sister Judith Tucker Arnett ’63.

David Hayhurst ’68, June 8, 2018

Courtney Shucker II ’68, Aug. 1, 2018

John Pearson ’69, Feb. 27, 2018. Family members include sister Mary Pearson Dahm ’67.


James Bautz ’71, Jan. 4, 2018

George Councell ’71, May 21, 2018. Family members include wife Ruth Tietjen Councell ’71.

Rich Christensen ’72, Aug. 1, 2018. Family members include wife Susan Christensen ’72 and brother Bruce Christensen ’76.

Nancy Talbert Belk ’76, ’87, July 18, 2018

Lynne Hodges ’76, June 13, 2018


Michael Ajakwe ’87, May 31, 2018


Jay Jaworski ’91, May 18, 2018

Tobias Shepard ’95, March 26, 2018

Schools of Business and Education


Shirley Sayles ’76, May 6, 2018. Former adjunct faculty member in the School of Business.

Thomas Chiappone ’77, Aug. 16, 2018. Family members include brother Charles Chiappone ’69.

Francis Dolan ’77, May 1, 2018

Loys Bunker Bonner ’78, May 17, 2018

Robert Mar ’78, ’81, April 5, 2018

Marjorie Sutton ’78, April 13, 2018

Aline Bethke ’79, June 4, 2018

Mark Brown ’79, May 30, 2018

Bryan Gunn ’79, May 17, 2018


David Ehman ’80, April 5, 2018

James Hale ’80, April 2, 2018

William Stanger ’80, March 30, 2018

David Ferris ’83, May 7, 2018

Marilyn Mitchell ’83, May 2, 2018

Wade Smith ’85, July 23, 2018. Family members include wife Donna Smith ’88.

Dorothy Willard ’86, April 5, 2018

Juliann Dekorte ’88, July 7, 2018

Susan Trautman ’89, May 6, 2018


Ronald Downing ’92, May 17, 2018

Rosemary Hansen ’92, April 21, 2018

Jerry Reidy ’96, June 15, 2018

Joseph Costello ’98, May 6, 2018


Susan Mitchell ’01, Aug. 17, 2018


Ronald Franklin, June 15, 2018. Former adjunct faculty member.

Leroy Hansberger, July 5, 2018. Former member of the Board of Trustees.


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