In Memoriam Fall 2011Oct. 3, 2011
In Memoriam Fall 2011
Betty Sue Blackmon Hollingsworth, of Waco, passed away May 15. Hollingsworth worked at Baylor and retired from the School of Education. Among her survivors is her husband of 37 years, Albert Hollingsworth, BS '53.
C.E. "Ed" Vick died May 13, at age 76. Vick was a graduate of North Carolina State University and was co-founder of Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., a Raleigh-based engineering firm. At the time of his death, he was serving on the Associated Baptist Press Board and several others. Vick was a founding member of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, having named the organization. He and his wife, Laura McGowan Vick, BA '58, have provided funds for endowed scholarships and for the piano in Truett Seminary.
Mabel Lynn Cole, of Waco, passed away May 17 at age 90. Cole was the reserve librarian at Baylor's Moody Memorial Library for many years. She was a generous supporter of many Baylor fundraisers and a member of the Baylor Senior Choir, the Tip Off Club and the Baylor Round Table.
Cornelia "Nena" Conn Gordon, wife of Baylor associate professor of music Dr. Jerry Lee Gordon, passed away June 20. She was 67. Her nursing career included stints at Providence, Hillcrest and the VA hospitals. She had been an instructor of nursing at McLennan Community College since 1987.
Eva Vinokur, of Waco, passed away May 27. She was 69. Born in Russia, she graduated from Moscow University in Kiev. Vinokur was a Russian language instructor at Baylor for 10 years.
Frances Bennett Caufield, BA '35, of McGregor, Texas, died July 1. She was 98. While at Baylor she was a Baylor Beauty and May Queen, as well as a founding member of the Green Alligators. She taught school in Aquilla and Chilton before returning to McGregor to teach.
Peggy Byrn Green, BA '35, of Timpson, Texas, died June 11. She was 95. A teacher and ranch owner, Green was honored by the State of Texas in 2005 for supporting local charities.
Dr. Wilbur Wallace Swartz, BA '37, of Waco, died July 7. He was 97. He taught religious drama and was professor of preaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary from 1951-80. He was interim pastor to more than 25 churches across Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama. Swartz was also a stage actor, singer, soldier, writer, speaker, furniture refinisher and fisherman.
Roberta Keys Torn, BA '37, died Aug. 19 at age 96. She was the first born and last to pass away among her quadruplet sisters, Mona Keys Fowler, Mary Keys Anderson, and Leota Keys Hall (all class of 1937). Born on June 4, 1915, in Hollis, Okla., the Keys were the first quadruplets of the same sex in recorded medical history. Their birth was so unique that President Theodore Roosevelt telegraphed his congratulations and his astonishment. The Keys Quadruplets were quite a novelty, performing locally and nationally by singing and playing the saxophone. In 1933, the Keys Quadruplets were offered full scholarships to Baylor by President Pat Neff. They travelled all over the country, promoting Baylor and the Texas Centennial. While at Baylor, Torn excelled academically and played in the Baylor Band along with her sisters. Torn became a teacher and was married to Roland "Rip" Torn for 58 years. The couple moved to Houston in 1947, where Torn founded Adopt A Friend, which helped patients with no family or friends who had extended stays at M.D. Anderson. This eventually led to the formation of The Sojourn House ministry. Torn received numerous awards including the Baylor University Abner McCall Humanitarian Award.
Thomas John Suits Jr., '37, of Waco, died July 12. He was 95. Suits taught photojournalism at Baylor from 1950-84 and worked at Austin Engraving/Centex Advertising Company, Waco Graphic Arts Supply and Padgitt's. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Dr. William M. Tubbs, MD '39, died June 27. He was 95. Originally from Lubbock, Tubbs graduated from Baylor Medical School and volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a physician in El Paso.
Mary Annis Shelfer Alexander, BA '40, of Waco, passed away June 3. A Baylor Beauty and 1938 Homecoming Queen, she was escorted by her future husband, Henry Alexander, BBA '38, whom she married in 1942. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and for more than 40 years at Hillcrest Hospital.
Katherine Lucylle Fulmer, BA '41, of Nacogdoches, Texas, died June 1. She was 90. Fulmer taught for 18 years in Goose Creek ISD of Baytown and for 19 years in Nacogdoches ISD.
Geraldine Sheffield Clapp, BA '41, JD '42, of Fargo, N.D., died May 27. She was 91. Clapp served on the staff of Congressman Lyndon Baines Johnson in Washington, D.C., before joining the Red Cross during World War II. She taught history at Kansas State, then moved to Fargo to work for Senator Quentin Burdick and practice law.
Emilia Aliene Hagel Jones, BSN '42, of Paris, Texas, formerly of Winnsboro, passed away May 8. She was 91. From 1954-61, she was the director of nurses at Burge Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield, Mo., and later became dean of Blackwood College.
Frances Scott Price Husted, '42, passed away June 1 in Oak Harbor, Wash. She was 87. At the age of 14, Husted enrolled at Baylor; at that time she was the youngest female to ever enroll. When World War II started she quit college and worked for the Army in San Antonio, later living in the Northwest and Hawaii, predeceased by two husbands.
Bennie Nalley "Ben" Young, BS '43, of Tampa, Fla., passed away July 9. She was 88. Young was a master flower show judge, accomplished florist, and collector and grower of tropical plants.
Billie Marion Parks Hickman, BA '43, of Killeen, Texas, died May 5. She was 88. Hickman was a freelance writer and an editor of the San Benito News in the Rio Grande Valley. She taught social studies and journalism and was director of communications for Killeen ISD.
Dorothy Lee Kelly Dillard, BA '43, of Austin, died May 5. She was 89. At Baylor, Dillard was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma (Atheneans) and the Golden Wave Marching Band. She married Jack H. Dillard, BA '38, JD '69, and in 1947, the couple moved to Waco, where Jack became the executive director of the Baylor Alumni Association and founder of the Baylor Line. The couple moved to Austin when Jack became executive assistant to Governor Allan Shivers in 1954. Beginning in 1967, Dorothy taught English in Austin ISD. They and their extended families were recognized as one of the "First Families of Baylor."
Dr. Ernest J. Hugghins, BA '43, of Brookings, S.D., died Jan. 5, 2010. He was 89. He taught at South Dakota State University for 33 years, retiring as head of the biology department in 1985. He authored more than 60 publications and was married 57 years to Mildred K. Hugghins.
Margaret Eugenia Gill Smith, BS '43, of Carthage, Texas, died July 27. She was 89. Smith was a homemaker, involved with her church and Woman's Missionary Union.
William Daniel Julian Jr., BA '43, LLB '48, of Crockett, Texas, died June 16. He was 89. Julian served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, participating in the D-Day landings. Later, he was a longtime Houston County attorney and former county court at law judge.
Judy Boyles Brooks, BA '44, passed away May 30 in Santa Rosa, Calif. She was 88. A native of Mexia, Texas, she put herself through college by working as a secretary for Baylor President Pat Neff. Brooks was a lifetime freelance court reporter in California. She attended the inaugurations of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter.
Medrith "Medie" Shively Gatewood Peacock, '45, of Houston, died May 31 at age 86. She worked at Second Baptist Church and was twice named a Baylor Beauty.
Christine Anne Harrell McGlasson, BA '46, of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Canyon, Texas, passed away May 13. She was 85. Her husband was D.E. Gene McGlasson Jr., JD '49.
James Kelley Avery died on March 3 in Nashville, Tenn. He was 85. He attended Baylor in 1943-44. Avery transferred to SMU and became an all-Southwest Conference basketball player. He practiced medicine in Union City, Tenn., from 1951-82.
Patricia Snell Jackson, BA '46, of Lakewood, Wash., passed away May 10. She was 84. Jackson graduated from Baylor at 19 and later earned a master's degree from Geneseo State University. She was a librarian and in 1972 began a career with the United States Senate staff, rising to director of programs and administration for the Republican Conference Committee. Jackson is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert M. Jackson.
Richard Norwood Evans Sr., BBA '46, LLB '48, of Beaumont, Texas, died Feb. 22. He was 86. Evans was a trial attorney until he began a second career as a rancher. He also enjoyed working with the Boy Scouts as a scoutmaster.
Bennie Lou Franks Weaver, BA '46, MSEd '57, of Navasota, Texas, died May 16. She was 88.
Jacqueline Depew Yett, '47, of Rosebud, Texas, died June 1 at age 87. A lifelong Rosebud resident, she attended Baylor and the University of Texas. Yett worked for Baylor from 1968-2008, spending a portion of those years with Baylor Libraries.
Beverly Winfield Spratt, BS '48, of Charleston, S.C., passed away July 12 at age 83.
Cecil Lee Downey, BBA '48, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away July 16. He was 94. Downey served in the U.S. Army in World War II and worked for Sears for more than 30 years.
Collins Baron Cook, JD '48, of Wylie, Texas, died June 10. He was 92. A longtime San Antonio resident and World War II veteran, Cook worked in the San Antonio district attorney's office before starting his own law practice, which he ran for more than 50 years.
Jane Brazelton Dudgeon, BA '48, of Waco, passed away June 13. She was 95. Married for 63 years to the late Dr. Howard Dudgeon Jr., '31, she was an artist, scholar and traveler who heavily contributed to the humanitarian, political and cultural concerns of the community. In 1977, Jane was the Honor Initiate at the Installation of the Pi Beta Phi Chapter at Baylor, and in 1988, she was recognized as the local Mortar Board Woman of the Year at Baylor. Some of her early artwork was published in various medical journals. From 1959-69, Jane planned and directed comprehensive tours of Europe for college students.
Robert Amos Hevelka, BBA '48, of Houston, passed away July 18. He was 94. A longtime donor, Hevelka established the Laura Beth and Robert A. Hevelka Endowed Scholarship at Baylor.
Alva Nell Lokey, BM '49, of Lafayette, La., died June 22. She was 82. Lokey was a teacher for 38 years, winning many distinctions and awards, including a National Teacher of the Year award in 1975. She was also the organist for First Baptist Church in Lafayette for 47 years.
Frank Benjamin Burch, BA '49, of Hurst, Texas, died June 20. He was 87. Burch was a fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II, retiring as a lieutenant colonel to work in the Federal Aviation Administration. Afterwards, Burch worked as a teacher and principal.
Henry Allen Ruby, BBA '49, of Tyler, Texas, died June 11. He was 87. A Waco High graduate and World War II veteran, he worked at Central Texas Iron Works from 1958-82 in Waco and Tyler. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jane Abel Ruby, BA '44.
Hon. Graham Boynton Purcell Jr., LLB '49, of Wichita Falls, Texas, passed away June 11. He was 92. Also a Texas A&M graduate and World War II veteran, Purcell practiced law in west Texas, Wichita Falls and Washington, D.C., was a district judge, and was a U.S. Congressman from 1961-73. He was instrumental in restarting the Congressional Prayer Breakfast and helped bring the NATO Pilot Training Program to Sheppard Air Force Base outside Wichita Falls.
Jesse Ami Wheeler Jr., BS '49, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away May 17. He was 86. Before Baylor, he served in the Navy and received the Purple Heart for action at the Iwo Jima invasion. Wheeler was a coach and principal for 17 years, then joined KFC as a franchisee for 20 years. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Audrey Jane Roberts Wheeler, BBA '48.
Loiyola Rae Box Bowles, BSN '49, of McKinney, Texas, passed away May 13. She was 83. She worked in the psychiatry department at Parkland Hospital and later at Wysong Hospital.
Charles W. "Chuck" Clements, BBA '49, MS '52, of Belton, Texas, died May 26 at age 92. He was a master sergeant in the Army during World War II. Clements taught at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where he also was a business manager. He worked in sales for Griggs Equipment and later Royal Seating and was a Mason for 65 years.
Dr. Sam Philip Patterson, BS '49, DDS '53, of Allen, Texas, formerly of San Antonio, died July 22. He was 87. A retired dentist, Patterson taught a men's Sunday School class at FBC San Antonio for more than 40 years. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II.
Albert Richard Kadell, LLB '50, of Houston, died June 2. He was 83.
Dell Jean Barton Brown, '50, of Pampa, Texas, died June 16. She was 82. Brown worked in her husband's accounting practice for 40 years and also taught private piano lessons.
Jack Reeves, BBA '50, of Longview, Texas, died July 16. He was 81. Reeves was CEO of Reeves Oil and JR's Quick Stops.
Joseph Beauford Blackstock Jr., BS '50, of Lake Jackson, Texas, died May 7 at age 87. Blackstock was a cannoneer for 30 months during World War II. Also a Texas A&M alumnus, he was a chemist for Dow Chemical and retired in 1986. He also taught chemistry at Brazosport College and tutored students at Clute Intermediate. Blackstock was married 60 years to his wife, Louise.
Margaret Jo Moore Parker Wilson, BA '50, of Amarillo, Texas, died May 20. She was 82. She earned two master's degrees and wed a pastor, Jack C. Parker. The couple lived across Texas (Waco, Dallas, Pampa and Amarillo) and in Altus, Okla. In 1995, she married Dalton Wilson of Longview, Texas.
Rev. Bobby D. Potter, BA '50, of Sedalia, Mo., passed away May 18. He was 89. In 1943, he married Alma Carlson. He was a Baptist preacher in Texas and Missouri and later became an admissions counselor and director of alumni at Southwest Baptist College.
Robert Carl Rascoe, BBA '50, of San Antonio, died May 30 at age 84. He was a retired accountant.
Shirley Dodson Ray, BA '50, of Waco, passed away July 12. She was 81. Ray was a teacher and administrator for more than 43 years, serving in the Corpus Christi and Calallen ISDs.
Dr. Charles William Tanner Sr., BA '50, DDS '53, passed away May 10 at age 83. Since 1948, Tanner had been a resident of Springhill, La., where he began his dentistry practice. He was also a World War II Army veteran.
Catharine Lancaster Campbell, BA '50, MSEd '55, of Waco, passed away June 26. She was 81. Campbell taught for 35 years in West, Bosqueville, Waco and La Vega ISDs.
McGilvary, BA '51, of Hereford, Texas, died June 25. She was 80. McGilvary taught school in Midland and Seminole before moving to Hereford and becoming master librarian at Stanton Junior High and Hereford High School.
Frank R. Uzzel Jr., BBA '51, of Atlanta, Ga., passed away on May 12. A native of Tyler, Texas, he served during World War II and later worked for Humble Oil and Allstate Insurance, then was a real estate broker for more than 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Ardyce Brooks Uzzel, BA '49, MS '54.
Dr. Hi Eastland Newby Sr., BS '51, MD '57, of Arlington, Texas, died June 20. He was 81. Newby began his medical practice in Del Rio, Texas, until he became medical director for Dowell Division of Dow Chemical Company in Houston in 1977. He later became a medical officer for Burlington Northern Railroad.
Dr. Doris Jenkins Manning, BA '51, MSEd '72, PhD '79, EDD '80, of Georgetown, Texas, died May 24. She was 80. Manning was a longtime first grade teacher and taught in the Language Arts Department of McLennan Community College.
Edward Ray Garner, BS '52, of Woodway, Texas, passed away June 10. He was 85. A World War II veteran, he traveled the world during a long career in sales and spent his retirement years serving in Midway ISD and at Wal-Mart.
John Calvin Williams, BA '52, of Oklahoma City, died on June 24. He was 84. A World War II veteran, Williams served as a minister at Crossroads and Foster Baptist churches.
Dr. Ramiro Raul Casso, BS '52, MD '56, died June 23 in McAllen, Texas. He was 91. A World War II veteran, he began a private family medical practice in McAllen, which he operated for 37 years. Casso also founded the Hidalgo County Health Care Corporation, worked in higher education and was a civil rights advocate.
Charlotte Riley Hoffner, BS '52, MS '66, of Mooresville, N.C., died on May 6. She was 79. Hoffner worked as a P.E. teacher then as a guidance counselor. She was married 57 years to Kenneth W. Hoffner.
Dr. Charles R. Cain, BA '53, of Dallas, died May 3. He was 82. Cain was a Navy technician and corpsman and graduated from Southwestern Medical in 1957. Cain worked in U.S. Public Health Service Hospitals, private practice, and was on the staff of St. Paul and Baylor Hospitals. From 1974-95 he was the medical director at the Western Electric office in Mesquite.
T.B. Rutherford Jr., BBA '53, of Waco, passed away June 26. He was 85. Rutherford played football for Texas A&M, then served in the Army during World War II. An accountant, after Baylor he worked at Montgomery Ward's in Chicago and Kansas City, Mo., before returning to Waco to became president of Clifton Simpson Furniture Stores.
John Murphy Holland, BA '53, MBA '73, formerly of Waco, passed away on May 8. He was 90. A World War II veteran, Holland began a long career in the aerospace and defense industry at Convair in Fort Worth. He retired from Texas Instruments in 1989. He held numerous patents and designs for solid fuel rockets and helped develop computer programs that calculated trajectories for guided missiles.
Dr. Jerry Blaylock, BSN '54, of Austin, died May 16. She was 81. Blaylock started her nursing career in South Texas then worked at M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston. From 1968-91, she was an associate professor at the School of Nursing at the University of Texas. Her honors included induction as a fellow into the prestigious American Academy of Nursing.
Thad McDonnell, MS '54, of Grapevine, Texas, died on July 5. He was 84. McDonnell served as a rifleman in the Philippines during World War II before returning to West, Texas, as a football coach and principal. Afterwards, McDonnell began a career in banking, serving as president of Levelland State Bank and First National Bank in Grapevine, and later forming 5M Management firm.
Dolly Marie Scott, BSN '55, passed away May 25 in Sachse, Texas. She was 79. Scott worked in nursing throughout her professional life.
Dr. Jerry Hinnant, '55, of Dallas, passed away June 22 at age 77. A general surgeon from 1961-2010, Hinnant taught general and trauma surgery at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas and served as a medical missionary in Bolivia, Mexico and Russia. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Jane Hinnant, '56.
Edwin Lee Numbers, BBA '55, of Rowlett, Texas, died May 18. He was 80. A Mason, Numbers was employed by Sears until his retirement in 1989.
Medwyn Dennis Garbarino, BA '55, died June 1 in Lafayette, La. He was 88. Garbarino was a missions pastor for the Louisiana Baptist Convention for more than 20 years and worked for the City of Lafayette for 12 years.
Donald Henry Copeland, BA '56, of Fort Worth, passed away April 27 at age 77. He served in the Army and worked in the aerospace industry, retiring from Lockheed Martin.
Patricia Lou McKinney Reel, BM '56, of DeSoto, Texas, died June 4 at age 77. She taught piano for 50 years and led children's choirs and musicals in Commerce, Texas.
Rev. Keith Lamar Oliphint, BA '56, of Longview, Texas, died on July 3. He was 76. Oliphint pastored churches in Ohio and Texas and served as a missionary to Tanzania for 22 years. When Oliphint returned from Africa, he worked for Plantation Foods in Waco until his retirement.
Chaplain Bill Don Ingram, BA '57, of San Angelo, Texas, passed away May 2. He was 77. A Baptist minister, he joined the Army in 1966 and served more than 20 years. Ingram then worked as a family counselor.
Hazel LaVerne Elwell, BA '57, of Richardson, Texas, passed away July 14. She was 75. Elwell was an educator and counselor for more than 35 years.
Wanda Lee "Cherri" Loper Dohlen, MA '57, passed away May 5 at age 83. A prolific writer, she and husband Knut lived in Oakland, Calif., Ethopia and Norway.
Kirk Kuykendall, BA '57, JD '62, of Austin, died July 10. He was 75. He presided as judge over the Municipal Court of Austin.
John Edwin Perry, BA '58, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away on May 27. He was 78. One of the first members of the 10th division Special Forces, he taught aboard the school ship Albatross that sank in 1961 in a freak storm in the Gulf of Mexico, chronicled in a book and then a movie, White Squall. He taught mathematics at Simsbury [Conn.] High School from 1964-89.
Martha Pool Belcher, of Waco, passed away May 9. She was 74. Her family moved to Waco from Houston in the fall of 1954, when Martha entered Baylor. She almost graduated, before she became seriously ill. She was married for 51 years to Roy Belcher, BBA '68.
Dr. Joe W. Darnall, BA '58, MA '62, PhD '66, age 74, of Abilene, Texas, passed away May 31. A professor of psychology for more than 40 years, he taught at Hardin-Simmons for 33 years, serving as head of the psychology department for 19 years.
Lydia Duncan Hutchison, BA '58, MSEd '66, of Evening Shade, Ark., died June 7. She was 95. Hutchison taught for 22 years in Waco.
John Benjamin Hinsley, BS '59, of Waco, passed away July 25. He was 77. Hinsley worked at Amicable Life, American Amicable Life, Career Girl Shops and Plantation Foods.
Neal Edwards Birmingham, JD '59, of Atlanta, Texas, died on April 30 at age 81. Birmingham was the district attorney in Cass County for 32 years.
Paul S. Dickson, BS '59, died June 7 in Minneapolis, Minn. He was 74. Dickson was a 13-year NFL veteran, including 10 years with the Minnesota Vikings, and played in Super Bowl IV. After his NFL career, he worked in computer marketing. He was also president of the Vikings' branch of the NFL alumni association.
Emily Kattner Bailey, BS '59, MA '64, of Valley Mills, Texas, passed away May 11. She was 73. Bailey's career included teaching at schools in Arlington, Waco, Orange, Aquilla and Valley Mills.
Albert Ray Niederer, BA '60, PhD '76, of Waco, passed away April 22 at the age of 72. After graduating from North American Baptist Seminary in 1963, he served as a minister in five churches throughout the U.S. Niederer returned to Waco to complete his doctorate at Baylor, and finished his career as a librarian.
James Robert "Bob" Barnett, BBA '61, of Round Rock, Texas, died April 21. He was 71. He lettered in baseball and was awarded the "Sportsman of the Year" trophy in 1961. His career was in the financial industry.
Jim William Parker, BBA '61, of Rosenberg, Texas, passed away July 17. He was 72. Parker worked in personal and retail management in Dallas and Houston, and later with his father at Parker's Rosenberg Cleaners. After retirement, he taught in Lamar ISD.
Calvin L. Chasteen, BA '62, of Newberry, S.C., died July 27. He was 70. Chasteen served in the U.S. Air Force for 27 years, reaching the rank of colonel. After he retired from the Air Force in 1989, Chasteen founded a business management consulting firm and became a successful entrepreneur.
Loyd Maxwell "Max" Chapman Jr., BBA '63, of Waco, died May 14. He was 69.
G. Michael Girone, MHA '64, of Charleston, S.C., passed away June 4. He was 79. A decorated Army officer, Girone served in Army hospitals for 26 years. He was later a hospital administrator in Florida and North Carolina.
Mary Schmeltekopf Pryal, BA '64, formerly of Gastonia, N.C., died on Nov. 23, 2010. She was 68.
Col. Robert Douglas McWilliam, MHA '65, of San Antonio, passed away May 6 at age 79. A 1954 graduate of the University of California Pharmacy School, he joined the Army and became a helicopter ambulance pilot. He was commander of the renowned 54th Medical Detachment in Chu Lai Vietnam 1967-68. McWilliam later became a hospital administrator.
C. Roderick Surratt, BA '66, of Syracuse, N.Y., died May 27 at age 67. Surratt taught law at SMU and Florida State University before going into private practice in Dallas. An expert in sports law, he went on to teach at Syracuse University College of Law for many years.
Patsy A. Stother, BM '67, of Waco, died June 8. She was 67. Strother was church secretary at Seventh and James Baptist Church.
Wilma McHam, BA '67, of Greensboro, N.C., died April 28 at age 76. She was also a graduate of Gardner-Webb College and was an artist and sculptor.
Dr. Melvin Earl Modderman, MHA '68, of Elizabethtown, Ky., died May 4. He was 70. Also a graduate of the University of Michigan, St. Mary's University and George Washington University, he served in the Army for 29 years and was awarded the Bronze Star. In San Antonio he taught in and then directed the Army-Baylor Master's Program in Health Care Administration.
Martha Mae Durr Lemon, MSEd '69, of Waxahachie, Texas, passed away June 25. She was 74. A longtime church pianist, Lemon was a teacher, diagnostician and counselor in Texas and Tennessee. She and her pastor husband of 54 years, Jerry Lemon, BA '56, PhD '75, traveled to 55 countries and did mission work in many of them.
Bruce Scott McGee, BBA '70, of Lorena, Texas, passed away June 20. He was 63. McGee worked for Rainbow Bread and later in the oil industry, traveling the world as an accountant.
Karen Enchelmayer Edelen, MPT '72, DPT '08, of Ocala, Fla., died April 22 at age 64. She was an Army officer from 1971-75 and Army Reserve colonel from 1975-2000. A physical therapist, she also taught at Florida International University and at the University of Central Florida.
Bronnie Frank McNabb Jr., BBA '73, died May 17 in Midland, Texas. He was 59. A banker in Clarendon, Texas, for 18 years, he held graduate degrees from SMU and Duke. An ordained Methodist minister, he served as the vice president and chief development officer for Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, Calif., for the last nine years.
James L. Densman, BA '73, passed away June 18 in Houston. He was 62. Densman was pastor of First Baptist Church in Davis, Okla. His ministry work began at McClanahan Baptist Church in Marlin, Texas, in 1970, and over the years he held pastorates at Purdon, Gatesville, Smithville, Groesbeck, Haskell and Navasota, Texas, as well as Hollis, Okla.
John William "Bill" McGlasson III, BA '76, of Marlin, Texas, died July 16. He was 73. McGlasson served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam and the Philippines, retiring from the Veterans Administration after 25 years. He also worked as a social worker and a high school sports official.
Joseph E. Gill, MHA '76, died June 3 in San Antonio. He was 73. A Vietnam veteran, Gill served 23 years in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. After his retirement, Gill worked as a medical administrator at the John B. Connally Correctional Unit.
Jannett Sprayberry Pritchard, MSEd '77, of Copperas Cove, Texas, died June 10. She was 79. Pritchard worked for Exxon, then later owned a Western Auto store with her husband, Gene. Also a graduate of Mary-Hardin Baylor, she retired after 31 years in Copperas Cove ISD.
Hector J. Villarreal, JD '78, of Edinburg, Texas, died July 10. He was 60. Villarreal served as a Marine and later as an attorney and judge.
Polley Cawood Brannan, BBA '78, of Round Rock, Texas, passed away April 27. She was 54. At Baylor, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. A CPA, Brannan worked for Computer Sciences Corporation and with countless women over her 20 years in Alanon. Her husband was David Brannan, BBA '79.
David Lawrence "Larry" Steel, BBA '80, of Amarillo, died June 21. He was 55. Steel was a designer for Westpoint Stevens in New York for more than 20 years before moving to Hollywood, Fla., where he was affiliated with Macy's.
Sheri Ann Kendall Tufts, BBA '82, passed away July 25. She was 54. Tufts, who lived most of her life in Dawson, Texas, owned and operated Bird Construction with her husband, and later worked as a research archivist at Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth.
Peter Lyn Brown, JD '85, formerly of Adrian, Texas, died on July 17. He was 51. Brown had been employed by Kreiss Collection in Chicago and, most recently, Shelter Mortgage in Dallas. He also served on the boards of many charities.
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Turner, BBA '87, of
Hillsboro, Texas, passed away May 2. He was 72. An Army veteran, he was the business manager at Town Hall Estates. He also served as the Hill County Republican Party Chairman and on the Hillsboro City Council.
Julie Alyssa Richardson Procter, JD '87, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away Apr. 30. She was 51. Also an SMU graduate, Procter was a partner for the law firm of Strong, Pipkin, Nelson & Bissell LLP. She was a past president of the Junior League of Beaumont.
Dora Lynn "Dodie" Jackson, BBA '89, of Waco, passed away July 20. She was 72. A longtime Baylor employee, she retired in 2004 as assistant director of the Center for Ministry Effectiveness. Her husband, Dick Jackson, BA '65, worked in Baylor's human resources department for many years.
Dr. William "Bill" Paul Burch Jr., DDS '93, passed away May 20. He was 90. A Navy lieutenant in World War II, he played tennis for the University of Texas and practiced dentistry for 45 years in Fort Worth. He was a charter member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and served for a short term as president of Catholic Charities.
Joseph "Beau" R. Dickey III, BSN '95, died June 5 at the age of 47. Dickey was a registered nurse for over 15 years, most recently at Arkansas Heart Hospital.
Brenda Kay Hopkins Morris, '98, passed away June 5. She was 72. She was retired from Baylor's Campus Living and Learning and was dorm director for Russell, Allen and Memorial halls. Her son is John Morris, BA '80, Voice of the Baylor Bears.
Martin Luis Anthony, BA '02, of El Paso, passed away on June 27. He was 31. Anthony was a debater and chess player while at Baylor. He also was an accomplished billiards player and author.
Shawn Michael Garlinghouse, BA '05, died unexpectedly on March 25. He was a buyer for Nilfisk-Advance Group in Plymouth, Minn. He is survived by his wife, Teresa.