In Memoriam Summer 2012July 9, 2012
Sulie Marye Andres, AB '36, of Oklahoma City, died Feb. 1 at age 96. In recent years, the Hoyt T. Andres Endowed Scholarship for students at Baylor was established in her honor and her husband's memory.
Mary Nell Minor Brown, BA '38, of Houston, died April 17 at age 96. She taught in Houston ISD from 1960-76.
Marguerite "Peggy" Augusta Porter Lockhart Sackett, BA '39, of Austin, died March 12 at age 94. She was an actress at the Zachary Scott Theatre and was heavily involved in Austin social and political arenas.
Dr. Calvin Winfield Applewhite, BA '40, of Waco, died Feb. 12 at age 92. Applewhite was a retired surgeon, having served as a medic in World War II and as a Southern Baptist missionary for 31 years in Indonesia.
Dr. Ira J. Young Jr., '40, of Lovelady, Texas, passed away Feb. 28 at age 92. After graduating from Baylor and Texas Dental College, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He practiced dentistry in Galveston for more than 30 years. His wife of 69 years, Janette Walker, died in 2010.
John Milton Hardage, LLB '41, of Buda, Texas, died March 25 at age 93. Hardage served the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps from World War II until 1967, retiring as a colonel. Afterwards, he was a lawyer for the Texas Department of Mental Health.
Helen Zalez Burns Jenkins, BSN '41, age 90, died Feb. 27 in Fort Worth. She was 90. Jenkins was a past president of the Tarrant County Medical Association Auxilary and co-founder of San Antonio Travel.
Orlena Gale Hamilton Shiffrin, BA '41, of San Antonio, passed away March 2 at age 90. Shiffrin was a teacher in the Rio Grande valley before moving to New York City to work in editing for Time Life Publishing. After World War II, she taught U.S. children of military families stationed in Korea and Japan. She authored Echoes from Women of the Alamo.
Mack Leonard Clarke, BBA '42, of Houston, died Feb. 17 at age 90. Clarke worked for the Federal Aviation Agency before establishing a sporting goods distributing company. He was a state-ranked seniors tennis player.
Sarah Kathleen Cottle, BBA '43, of Houston, passed away March 5 at age 90. Cottle was a retired Houston ISD fourth grade and special education teacher for Lovett Elementary.
Dr. Dwight L. Baker, BA '44, died Nov. 28, 2011, in Dallas. He was 91. Baker served as a U.S. Army chaplain in Germany following World War II. He held advanced degrees from Princeton Seminary and Hartfort Seminary. Baker and his late wife, Emma, served for 36 years as missionaries to Israel and India. They also served briefly in Iran, where Baker established the First Baptist Church in Tehran. He was guest professor of religion at Baylor from 1968-69. After retiring from missions, the Bakers moved to Waco, and Baker taught Old Testament, Arabic and Middle Eastern studies at Baylor in the late 1980s. Survivors include his son, Bill Baker, BA '73, of Waco.
Max Pettit, BA '44, of El Paso, died March 26 at age 89. He served as a missionary to China, pastor to churches in Oregon and Texas, and as a middle school math teacher.
Donald H. Flanders, BBA '45, of Fort Smith, Ark., died April 8 at age 87. A prominent businessman and philanthropist, he served in the Navy during World War II. In 1954, he and his wife founded Flanders Mfg. Co., which became one of the largest case goods companies in the Southwest. He later founded Flanders Industries (branded Lloyd/Flanders), which became the largest manufacturer of wicker furniture in the U.S.
Jimmie Fay Rogers Frazier, BSN '45, of Arlington, Texas, passed away April 19. She was 87. A nurse during World War II, she married her childhood friend, Bruce Frazier. She had 11 children and served as a national flower show judge and competitor.
Betty Belle Smith, BA '45, MA '48, formerly of Waco, died March 4 at age 87. Smith was a voted a Baylor Beauty and worked at James Connally Air Force Base before becoming a Baylor and McLennan Community College professor from 1960-2007.
Dr. Marshall "Dugan" Macanliss, DDS '45, of Marlin, Texas, died March 6. He was 89. He was a member of Baylor Chamber of Commerce, served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and was a dentist, living in Houston for 40 years before retiring to Marlin with his wife, the late Joy Macanliss.
Dorothy Robertson Curtis, BSN '47, of Talihina, Okla., died Feb. 18. She was 85. Curtis served as a registered nurse for more than 30 years.
Dr. Ernest Burke Evans, MD '47, BS '49, of Galveston, died April 12 at age 90. He was a longtime faculty member at the University of Texas Medical Branch and a champion of historic preservation and the arts. He served during World War II and remained in the Army Reserve while completing medical school at Stanford. He served as chief of orthopedics at UTMB from 1965-92.
Rev. Walter Wendell Grant, BA '47, passed away Feb. 8 in Hunt County, Texas. Grant pastored churches in Texas for more than 25 years before being elected director of missions for western Colorado by the Southern Baptist Convention, which he served for 14 years.
Katy Jennings Stokes, BA '47, formerly of Waco, died March 18 in Madison, Miss. She was 87. She attended Texas Woman's University before marrying the late Baylor professor Dr. George Stokes, MA '47, and graduating from Baylor. Throughout her years in Waco, she was involved in local churches and was ordained as a deacon at Seventh and James Baptist Church. She was a charter member of Waco's DaySpring Baptist Church. A writer, Stokes contributed a regular article ("To the Store and Back") for her parents' newspaper, The Mabank Banner. She wrote articles for the Baylor Line and lessons for the SBC Sunday School Board, of which she was one of the first female trustees. She penned lyrics for songs, among them "The Baylor Hymn" and "Gently, Father, Comes Your Love." Stokes received the W. R. White Meritorious Service Award in 2006.
Gloria Thorsell Tidwell, BBA '47, of Norman, Okla., died April 27 at age 85. She was a member of the Christian Women's Club and taught ESL classes through the First Baptist Church of Norman.
Donnal M. Timmons, BA '47, of Katy, Texas, passed away April 22 at age 90. He served in World War II and was a POW, captured at the Battle of the Bulge. He later worked as a Baptist Student Union director at Texas A&M-Kingsville and Sam Houston State University and was a vocational rehabilitation counselor
William J. Verdonk, BA '47, of South Haven, Mich., died April 13 at age 90. He was a World War II veteran and a respected judge and attorney. A graduate of Notre Dame Law School, he worked in the insurance industry during the 1950s before opening his private law practice, which he ran for four decades.
Rev. Robert Murrell Hamner, BA '48, of Roanoke, Va., died April 8 at age 84. He was pastor emeritus of Grandin Court Baptist Church and associate to the rector emeritus of St. John's Episcopal Church. A Navy veteran, Hamner was a pastor in Eagle Pass, Texas, and San Antonio, before serving at Grandin Court from 1961-92.
Robert Bruce Rowlett III, BBA '48, of Bartlesville, Okla., passed away March 12. He was 89. Rowlett served with the U.S. Army during World War II and re-enlisted as an officer upon completion of his degree, retiring in 1963 as a captain.
Marilynn Frazier Custis, BA '49, of Portland, Ore., died Feb. 12 at age 84. She worked as a medical laboratory technologist.
Payne N. Hallmark Jr., BBA '49, of Waco, died March 7. He was 87. Hallmark worked for 41 years with Certainteed Corp., was an assistant Boy Scout leader, and was married to Thelma Etchison for 66 years.
Thomas W. McNatt Jr., BBA '49, of Waco, died March 17. He was 86. McNatt served in the Navy during World War II. He worked for 35 years with G.M.A.C.
Laura Robbins Taylor, '49, passed away May 21, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo., at 92. She and her late husband, Raymond J. Taylor, attended Baylor from 1945-49. They were married and in ministry for 62 years, until Raymond died in 2002 in Lancaster, Texas. They held pastorates in at least nine churches in six states, from Texas to Montana.
Edward O. Hobbs, BA '50, of Waco, died March 9. He served in the Navy during World War II and worked for Southern Pacific Railroad for 40 years.
Cletis Wayne Ice, BA '50, of Fort Worth, died March 29 at age 88. He served in the Air Force during World War II. Ice retired from the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1979, then continued to work for more than 20 years in the mortgage industry.
Bettie Jean Goodwin Moffett, BA '50, of Houston, died Feb. 14 at age 82. She received a master's degree in education for children with special needs and was instrumental in creating the Language Learning Development program for San Antonio ISD.
Lewis Edgar Wheeler Jr., BBA '50, of San Antonio, passed away March 24 at age 89. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Lexington. After six years in the Navy, Wheeler joined the Air Force, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired 24 years later as a lieutenant colonel.
Liby Covington Wortman, BS '50, MSEd '82, of Waco, died Feb. 4. She was 82. Wortman was a teacher for many years, spending 27 years as a sixth-grade teacher at Midway ISD.
Marjorie Glover Knowles Wulfson, BSN '50, of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, died Feb. 5 at age 82.
Carolyn Gibbs Alford, BA '51, of Bryan, Texas, passed away March 6 at age 81. She was a fifth grade teacher in Bryan ISD for 30 years.
Alvin James Lewis, BBA '51, of Baytown, Texas, died March 8 at age 84. Lewis was retired from Exxon after 34 years. He also served in the National Guard for 11 years.
Jerald Ray McHargue, BBA '51, passed away Feb. 28 in Wortham, Texas. He was 81. McHargue retired from the Air National Guard as a lieutenant colonel after 37 years.
Beth Kimbrough Oliver, MA '51, of Center Point, Texas, passed away Jan. 24. While in Washington, D.C., she was vice president and program chairwoman for the Hospitality and Information Service, and she served as a hostess at the Kennedy presidential inauguration. She also co-founded Karate Helps Kick Diabetes.
William "Doc" Franklin Puryear, BBA '51, of Dumas, Ark., passed away Feb. 5 at age 83. Puryear served on the Baylor Development Council.
Marcia Marie Kennedy Reagan, BA '51, of San Antonio, died on March 10. She was 84. Reagan taught elementary school for 40 years, all but one in Calhoun County, Texas.
Herbert E. Zimmerman, BA '51, of Baytown, Texas, died Feb. 18 at age 86. Zimmerman served as a Baptist pastor to Texas churches for more than 50 years and as a schoolteacher for 37 years.
Robert Carson Lee, BA '52, of Fort Worth, died April 7 at age 84. He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked at Walmart for the past 16 years.
Dr. Lester Milam Sitzes Jr., BA '52, of Hope, Ark., passed away March 24 at age 82. Sitzes served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force for eight years before practicing dentistry in Hope for 28 years.
CORRECTION: Jack Paul Westerfield, BBA '52, of Houston, passed away Nov. 9, 2011. He was an IRS agent before running his own business as a CPA for 40 years. While at Baylor, Westerfield lettered in golf and was a founding member of Tryon Coterie fraternity, now associated with Phi Delta Theta.
Betty Camilla Smith King, BA '53, MSEd '54, of Waco, died Feb 23. She was 80. King taught in a Native American school in Tucson, Ariz., and in Waco's La Vega ISD before becoming an antique dealer.
Robert Earl Montgomery, LLB '53, of Chandler, Texas, died March 24 at age 80. He practiced private law for 59 years and served as a Texas judge for 35 years. While at Baylor, Montgomery was president of his class and editor of the Baylor Law Review.
Barbara Perkins, BA '53, of Oklahoma City, passed away April 3 at age 80. She wrote many articles about Alzheimer's disease and had three books published.
Connie O. Miller Jr., '54, of Vallejo, Calif., passed away Feb. 5 at age 85. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he was a pastor, social worker and volunteer with Alcoholics Anonymous.
Robert Odell "Buddy" Polley, BA '54, MSEd '64, of Bruceville, Texas, passed away April 27 at age 82. A longtime farmer and rancher, Polley was also a teacher and principal in Waco's La Vega ISD for 32 years.
William B. Stuart, BBA '54, of Richardson, Texas, died April 9. He was 79. Stuart served in the Air Force and was a paper salesman.
Jack Welch II, LLB '54, of Marlin, Texas, died Jan. 27 at age 83. He served in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant and witnessed the testing of the atomic bomb in Nevada. He was a state representative in 1955 and 1957 and worked as an attorney for 35 years.
Mary Jane Cowden White, BA '54, of Hico, Texas, passed away Feb. 19. She was 79. A Baylor Beauty and member of the Athenians, she met and later married Baylor basketball player Judge Albert White, BBA '56, JD '61. Active in several clubs and organizations, she taught Sunday School at Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth for more than 40 years.
Ann Farris Skinner, BSHE '55, of Fayetteville, Ark., died March 30 at age 78. She received a teaching certificate from the University of Arkansas.
Dr. Jack Ray Goodwyn, BA '56, PhD '60, of Longview, Texas, passed away March 6 at age 77. He was valedictorian of Stark (Orange) High School and played on the Baylor baseball team. In 1997, he retired as director of communications and public affairs of Eastman Chemical Co. after nearly 37 years there.
Dr. Betty R. Hunt Hinkle, MSEd '56, of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away April 24. A teacher in Waco, Massachusetts and Colorado, she held various administrative roles within the Colorado State Department of Education, ultimately being appointed as an assistant commissioner of education for the State of Colorado until her retirement in 1995.
George Matt Knuckles II, BA '57, of Reedsburg, Wisc., died March 6. He was 83. Knuckles was a teacher and administrator in Kentucky, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Glenwood Arnold, BA '58, of Waco, died Feb. 17 at age 76. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, during which he fought in the Vietnam War. After retirement, he worked for another 21 years as executive vice president of the Association of General Contractors, Central Texas Chapter.
Dr. Ray Earl Bennett, BA '58, MA '60, PhD '74, died Feb. 3 in Hillsboro, Texas. He was 75. During a long career in ministry, Bennett served churches in Texas, California and Hawaii. He also taught at Howard Payne University, Wayland Baptist University of Hawaii and Dallas Baptist University.
Frank Rose Birkhead Jr., BBA '58, of McAllen, Texas, died on Feb. 21 at age 76. He was a founding member and executive vice president of McAllen Economic Development Corp. and McAllen Foreign-Trade Zone. His service as a city official spanned 26 years. Birkhead was also chairman of the board of the International Economic Development Council.
Robert Earl Morehead, BA '59, of Houston, died March 8 at age 74. He was employed for 45 years as a psychologist at the University of Houston.
Jack W. Scales, BBA '59, of Seguin, Texas, passed away Feb. 1 at age 74. Scales retired from the insurance business in 2000. He especially loved to attend Baylor football and basketball games. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Nona Kay Chandler Scales, BA '61 (whom he met while carrying her luggage up the Collins Hall steps), daughters Tambi Scales Pahmeier, BA '82, and Carri Scales Bevil (attended BU '80-81).
Douglas John Wester Sr., BS '59, of Huntsville, Ala., died April 7 at age 74. Wester worked for five different companies in Huntsville, retiring from SDI in 2007.
Dallas native Dr. Lawrence D. Allen, BA '60, PhD '68, of Mobile, Ala., died April 10. He retired as dean of the arts and science department of the University of South Alabama.
Harlin "Sonny" Barfield, BBA '61, of Waco, died April 17 at age 81. After serving in both the Army and the Marines, he attended Baylor and in 1963 started Barfield's Southwest Sales, an office supply, office furniture and printing business.
James Edwards Heath, BBA '62, of Little Elm, Texas, died March 7 at age 73. Heath spent his career in economic development, working with the Texas Industrial Commission, Sherman Area Chamber of Commerce and San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, among others.
Janet Joyce Albritton Dozier, BA '63, of South Hadley, Mass., passed away Feb. 7 at age 81. Dozier was a magna cum laude graduate as well as a Baylor Beauty.
Dr. Peyton Foster Roden, BA '63, of Denton, Texas, died on March 13. He was 71. Roden was a professor at the University of New Orleans, University of North Texas and Baylor.
Josephine Brown, MSEd '64, formerly of Gatesville, Texas, passed away Feb. 28. She was 84. Brown worked as a junior high school counselor for 38 years.
Joyce Lindsey Wells, BA '65, MSEd '69, of Robinson, Texas, died March 24. She was 90. Wells taught at Robinson Elementary School and was later a substitute teacher for many years.
Dr. Malcolm Johnson Graham III, BA '66, of Ormond Beach, Fla., died March 16 at age 68. He also held degrees from North Texas and the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a psychologist in Mississippi and Florida. He appeared on "Good Morning America" and in Time magazine in 1982 for his work.
Rev. Kenneth R. Northcutt, BBA '66, passed away Feb. 22 in Sweetwater, Texas. He followed a calling to ministry and he served as pastor to several churches. He also served two terms in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy, retiring as lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Sandra L. Chapman, BM '68, of Fort Madison, Iowa, died April 8 at age 66. Memorials may be made to Baylor University School of Music.
Mildred Wilson Plummer, BA '68, MA '71, a longtime Waco resident, passed away March 28. She was 90.
Donna Peoples McClendon, BA '69, of Waco, passed away April 14. She was 76. McClendon taught second grade in Midway ISD for 28 years.
Kenneth Ray Mueller, MS '69, passed away Feb. 22 in Yorktown, Texas. He was 70. Mueller married Kathryn (Kay) Sinast, BA '75, MA '77, in 1959. He was an educator at Baylor, McLennan Community College (where he was chair of the business department), and Mary Hardin-Baylor until 2002. He was also an entrepreneur, master gardener and active in local politics. He served as president of Strecker Associates (supporters of the Baylor Strecker Museum) and as a board member for several charitable organizations. Memorials may be made to the Kenneth and Kathryn Mueller Baylor Endowment Fund, or to the Charles M. and Jean Furr Tolbert Scholarship Fund in Sociology at Baylor.
Charles Allen Youts, JD '69, of Waco, passed away Jan. 30. He was 67.
Larry Gene Canada, BA '70, of Dallas, passed away April 1. He was 64. Canada earned two master's degrees and served in the Army, the National Guard and Army Reserve until retiring as a staff sergeant in 1995. He was also a businessman and a high-ranking member of the Masons.
Billy Charles Davis, BBA '70, of Waco, died March 7 at age 75. He worked for Waco Ready Mix Concrete until he retired in 1986. He was an avid fan of Baylor athletics.
Martha Bean Irish, BA '70, of Temple, Texas, died Jan. 31 at age 74.
Sandra Jayne Moore Teeler, BBA '70, of Houston, passed away March 24 at age 64. She worked for ExxonMobil for 31 years.
Elsa Tatom Blair, BS '71, MSEd '73, of Hillsboro, Texas, died Feb. 2 at age 81. Blair was a teacher at Hillsboro High School for 25 years.
Helen Dennis West, MA '71, of Leander, Texas, passed away at age 89. Her career spanned from secretary to a special investigator of food stamp fraud to high school teacher and gardener.
Sarah Parks Skiles Zachry, BSEd '74, of Marshall, Texas, died Feb. 28. She was 59. She taught thousands of students over 40 years in the Texas, Hawaii and Maryland public schools, the last 10 in Marshall.
Michael Alan Peters, BBA '77, JD '81, of Albuquerque, N.M., died Feb. 24 at age 55. Peters worked as an attorney and certified public accountant with national firms in Dallas, New York City and Albuquerque. He was also an actor and vocalist, having earned a degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
James Ray Niles, BA '79, of Waldport, Ore., died on Jan. 14. He was 57. Niles was a hunting and fishing guide in Idaho and Alaska and worked for the Fish and Wildlife Department at Dworshak and Kooskia, Idaho.
Glenn Edward Whittington, MBA '80, passed away March 1 at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie. He was 58.
Kathryn Diane Salvie, BBA '81, of Coppell, Texas, died on March 13. She was 52. A Baylor magna cum laude graduate, Salvie was a certified public accountant and vice president of First National Bank of Dallas before becoming a stay-at-home mother.
Richard H. White, BA '83, of Scott, La., passed away April 2, 2009. He was 49.
Richard L. "Dick" Finkenbiner, BBA '84, of Waco, died March 25 at age 79. He fought in Korea and Vietnam and was awarded two Bronze Stars and an Air Medal among others. He retired as a first sergeant after 22 years in the military.
Randall Lester Juergens, BA '85, of Lubbock, died Jan. 27 at age 49. Juergens was a software engineer and volunteered with many organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity and South Plains Food Bank.
Clyde Hess Smith Jr., BS '85, passed away April 12 in Temple, Texas. He was 53. Smith started an environmental technology company, RSA, with his good friends and partners, Randy Rosengarten and Tony Horton.
Gregory Ballard Johnson, BA '87, of Waco, passed away Feb. 1 at age 46. Johnson was a partner in the law firm of Malone and Johnson, associate editor for U-Monthly Magazine, and a writer and editor for the WRS Group.
Dr. Timothy Glenn Roses, BS '89, of Heath, Texas, passed away March 21. He was 45.
Weldon Andrew Hall, BSEd '90, of Longview, Texas, passed away April 8. He was 46. Hall taught history and coached high school basketball and tennis in several East Texas districts and later worked in the oil and gas industry.
James R. Pinkham, MIJ '92, of Appleton, Wisc., passed away Sept. 14, 2011, at age 50. A technical writer at Voith Paper, he is survived by his wife, Jean Law Pinkham, MSEd '86, and his two children, Steven and Sarah.
Carl Ray Hammond, BSEd '93, of Houston, died Feb. 18 at age 43. He was a baseball coach. While at Baylor, he played third base for Coach Mickey Sullivan for three years.
David Ray Fry, JD '98, of Oklahoma City, passed away April 18 at age 38. He also held degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Central Oklahoma. For the last 10 years, he served as an accountant for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
Pilar Gutierrez-Middleton, BA '00, of The Woodlands, Texas, died Dec. 12, 2011. While at Baylor, she participated in Kappa Delta and the Baylor Riding Association.
Jaime Renee Henry, BSEd '01, of Speegleville, Texas, passed away April 2. She was 34.
Aaron Kyle Echols, BSME '10, passed away Oct. 28, 2011, at age 23. He worked on nuclear submarines as an engineer at Electric Boat, a division of General Dynamics in Groton, Conn.
Ericka Carmen Saenz, MSCP '11, of Corpus Christi, Texas, died Feb. 26. She was 25. Saenz was a third-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Baylor.
Austin Richard Reischman, a Baylor Interdisciplinary Core student, passed away April 8. He was 23. Reischman was born in Oklahoma City and raised in Edmond, Okla., and Katy, Texas. He graduated from Cinco Ranch High School in 2006, where he was a founding member of the Katy Barbarians Rugby Club. He was a member of the German Club, a language he loved and spoke very well. He was also a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and was extremely passionate about business, politics and history.
Hayden Trotter, '15, a freshman biology major (pre-med) from Glen Rose, Texas, passed away May 10. He was 19.
Helen McDougal, of Speegleville, Texas, passed away April 27 at age 88. She became a Baylor Alumna by Choice in 1994. She worked in Clifton and later retired from the business office of Waco's Providence Hospital, where she worked for many years. Her daughter and five of her grandchildren are Baylor graduates.
Margaret Nell Cates, of Lancaster, Texas, formerly of Dallas and Manchaca, passed away April 12 at age 79. A former IRS department manager and Baylor Alumna by Choice, Cates was predeceased by husband Durward Cates, BA '50. Together they had six children.
Dr. Jonathan A. Lindsey, of Waco, passed away April 9 at age 74. A native of Savannah, Ga., he held a degree from George Washington University, two degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and another from the University of Alabama. Lindsey spent his professional life in higher education as a chaplain, administrator and professor at Judson College, Meredith College and Baylor, where he worked from 1987-2007. He was heavily involved with Seventh and James Baptist Church and in several non-profit and professional organizations. He is survived by his wife, Annette Loewer Lindsey, BA '61. Memorials may be made to general endowed scholarship funds at Baylor.
Dr. Ronald L. Johnson, of McKinney, Texas, passed away Feb. 18 at age 79. After his residency at Baylor College of Medicine and service as a medical officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, Johnson joined the faculties of Johns Hopkins University and Baylor College of Medicine. Johnson founded Waco Ontolaryngology Associates, now Waco Ear, Nose and Throat. He was a strong supporter of Baylor athletics and served as a team physician for Baylor football.
Vernie Mae Logan, of Silverton, Idaho, died on Feb. 8. She was formerly a professor of art history at Baylor for 13 years. Logan retired from Baylor in 1989. Memorials may be made to the art history area of Baylor's history department.
Dr. Howard Raymond Scroggs, of Waco, died Feb. 3 at age 95. Scroggs served in the U.S. Army during and after World War II, retiring in 1964 as a colonel. After retirement from the Army, he joined the staff at Baylor and taught in the business school from 1964-85.
Carolyn Brown Willis, of Waco, passed away March 19 at age 85. She held degrees from Shorter College in Rome, Ga., and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where she studied piano performance with Robert Goldsand. She married Richard M. Willis Jr. in 1951, and she taught piano at Shorter and at Baylor from 1964 until her retirement in 1994. Her husband of 46 years was Composer in Residence at the Baylor University School of Music from 1964-96. Memorials may be made to the Richard M. Willis Fellowship in Composition at Baylor.
Josephine Bell Fordtran Bain, of Devine, Texas, passed away on Jan. 30. She was 89. Bain was a junior high and high school band teacher and pianist for First Baptist Church of Devine. Her husband of 70 years, Frank Leslie Bain Sr., passed away on Feb. 3, just four days after his wife. He was 92. Following in family footsteps, Bain was a banker in Devine and Stockdale, Texas, for more than 60 years. He was also mayor of Devine from 1961-65, and the Bains served their community in myriad ways. In memory of their son, they established the John F. Bain Memorial Endowed Academic Scholarships at Baylor for students from Medina Valley and Wilson County.
Molly Grace Martinsen, of Waco, passed away after a yearlong battle with brain cancer on May 10. She was 11. Martinsen was Baylor volleyball's "biggest little fan" and a big part of the team's 2011 season. She is survived by parents Dan Martinsen and Jennifer Putty Martinsen, BBA '88, MSEd '90.