In Memoriam From Spring 2010

March 23, 2010

Lonnie Newburn Watson, BBA '30, passed away at his residence on Dec. 22, 2010, in Corsicana, Texas. At Baylor, he was captain of the track team before joining the Army Air Corps. Watson was employed as an accountant for 50 years with K. Wolens Department Store.

Helen Hazel Hedrick, BA '32, died on Nov. 14, 2009, in Santa Maria, Calif., at age 98. Hedrick spent 36 years as a teacher, starting at Shepherd School in rural Buchanan County, Miss., and going on to teach in Waco, Dallas and St. Joseph, Miss., until her retirement.

Carra Inez Tatum Webb, BA '37, MA '38, died Jan. 11, 2010, in Watauga, Texas, at the age of 95. She and her late husband, Bill Webb, were Southern Baptist missionaries in Mexico, Guatemala and Venezuela for many years. After her husband's death, Webb was children's director at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas until her retirement.

Dr. Marshall R. Wheeler, BA '39, died in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 3, 2010, at the age of 93. Wheeler joined the Navy when Pearl Harbor was attacked and served in the Pacific Theatre as a medical laboratory technician and chief pharmacist's mate, returning to the University of Texas as a lieutenant at the end of the war. He received his doctorate in zoology in 1947, joining the UT zoology faculty as instructor and retiring in 1977 as Professor of Zoology, Emeritus. Wheeler was a world-reknowned scientist and has eight insect species named after him.

Mary Frances Byrum McCoy,BN '40, of Dallas died on Dec. 22, 2009, at the age of 90. During World War II, McCoy was employed by North American Aircraft. Afterwards, she worked at Chance Vought and then Southland Life as company nurse.

Wingate Stuart "Bill" Barron Jr., BBA '47, JD '50, died at age 85 in Dallas on Jan. 19, 2010. During World War II, Barron was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for his service at the Battle of the Bulge. After returning and finishing his education, he became an attorney in oil and gas law for 50 years.

Helen Witten Cole, BA '47, passed away Feb. 12, 2010, in Waco at the age of 84. A 20-year resident of Alexandria, La., she was a school teacher, Sunday school teacher and Red Cross safety instructor. After returning to Waco in 1977, she was an active member of Seventh and James Baptist Church and a Midway ISD mentor. Preceded in death by one granddaughter, she is survived by her husband of 60 years, Dr. James F. Cole; one daughter, Carolyn Cole Meyer, BA '77; and four grandchildren, Mike Meyer, MBA '98, Cole Bucy, BA '02, Brady Meyer, MBA '03, and Jason Bucy.

Helen Elizabeth Harper, BA '47, died Jan. 12, 2010, at the age of 88 in Poplar Bluff, Miss. Her husband, Leland J. Harper, BA '47, was part of the Foreign Missions Board before he passed away in 2002.

Allen Payne Jones, MS '47, died Nov. 29, 2009, in Amarillo, Texas, at the age of 88. He attended Baylor until 1942, when he joined the Army Air Corps and fought in the European Theatre as a B-17 tail gunner, where he received the Air Medal. Jones served as superintendent for several different school districts and was Scout Master of the Adrian Boy Scouts.

Marvin L. Jones, BA '47, died at the age of 89 on Nov. 5, 2009, in Amarillo, Texas. He served in the Navy, Marine Corps and the Army Air Force Reserves during World War II and received two honorable discharges before attending Baylor on the GI Bill. Jones was a farmer in Spearman, Texas, and served his community as a Boy Scout leader, board member of the Spearman Independent School District, and chairman of the state property tax board under Governor Bill Clements.

Elaine Bush Kendrick, BA '47, passed away on Oct. 22, 2009, in Conroe, Texas. She was 83. A long time resident of Conroe, she was a homemaker and an active member of First Baptist and West Conroe Baptist Churches and Gideons International Auxiliary. Kendrick was voted Homecoming Queen and Baylor Beauty in 1946.

Joe Hunter Reynolds, JD '47, died of natural causes at age 88 on Dec. 19, 2009, in Houston. Wed to Sue Stamper Reynolds, BA '47, Reynolds was a decorated Marine during World War II and the Korean War and a trial lawyer as a civilian. He was recently named a "Texas Legal Legend" by the State Bar of Texas.

Dolores Ray Pevehouse, BA '48, died in Austin on Dec. 7, 2009, at age 81. She was born in Corsicana, Texas, on Sept. 15, 1928, and grew up in New London, Texas. She graduated from Baylor at 19 years old. She was a schoolteacher, author, accomplished seascape artist, lawyer and women's rights activist in California and Texas.

Daniel Davis Warren Jr., BA '48, died peacefully in his home at age 79 on Sept. 2, 2009. Born in New Orleans, Warren spent his childhood in Waco and lived in Snyder, Lubbock and Odessa before settling in Dallas over the course of his career. After graduation, he worked in the oil industry with William Cameron Company and in 1966 purchased the Lone Star Beer Distributorship. During his time at Baylor, he was a proud member of the Noze Brothers.

Carl Elton Cunningham, BBA '49, died Dec. 12, 2009, in Tyler, Texas. Cunningham served his country in World War II in the Army Air Corps before attending Baylor. After graduation, he worked for Ford Motor Credit Company until his retirement. He was 83.

Martha Allen Tarver, BA '49, passed away in Amarillo, Texas, on Jan. 20, 2010. She was 81 years old. With her husband Don, Martha raised their two daughters in Topeka, Kan., before moving back to the family ranch in Collingsworth County, Texas, and owned a tobacco shop in Amarillo.

Wyley Marshall Peebles, BS '50, died Nov. 12, 2009, in Giddings, Texas, at the age of 81. He served as the pastor and minister of music for several churches in Texas, Alabama and Mississippi and was a college music professor at Cisco Junior College from 1969-2004.

Judson E. Williams, BBA '50, MS '51, died at age 85 in Coldwater, Mich., on Nov. 11, 2009. After graduation, Williams served in the U.S. Navy and worked for J & L Steel before relocating to Michigan where he worked in real estate for 20 years.

Robert Heald Cooley, BBA '51, passed away Nov. 15, 2009, in Tampa, Fla., at the age of 84. He was married for 55 years to Carolyn Lindley Cooley, BA '54, of Tulia, Texas. Born in Milford, N.H., he attended Cornell University before serving in the Navy submarine service on the USS Sea Poacher during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received during a surface battle. He was an insurance agent in Tampa for 48 years and a 50-year member and former elder of Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church. Near the end of his life, he funded the building and equipping of a clinic in Uganda for children with HIV and AIDS.

Forest O. Harper, MA '51, died Dec. 12, 2009. He was 96 years old. Harper served in the India Burma Theatre during World War II, and served the public schools of Texas for 41 years as a teacher, county superintendent, business manager and principal. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 60 years.

Col. Arthur Everett Hoeg Jr., BBA '51, MHA '52, died Aug. 4, 2009, at the age of 93 in Annandale, Va. Hoeg served for 29 years in the U.S. Army and was awarded numerous distinguished commendations, including the Bronze Star with V Device, the French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, the Purple Heart and the Legion of Merit. In a World War II battle in Northern France he lost his left leg while rescuing two of his men from his tank. After retiring from the Army in 1969, he engaged in his own real estate investment and management business where he was active until his last year.

Arthur Roger Wiebusch, '51, died on Jan. 1, 2010, in Lubbock, Texas, at the age of 86. A Waco native, Wiebusch was active in the 36th Division 143rd Infantry prior to World War II where he served under the 3rd Army, receiving five Battle Stars. The 3rd Army was honored with a Presidential Citation and Oak Leaf Clusters for their exemplary service. Honorably discharged in 1945, he went on to be chief accountant for the Texas Tech Physical Plant and master consultant for Beltone Electronics. He was an active member of Gideons International jail ministry and the Southwest Rotary Club, as well as a board member for Lubbock Habitat for Humanity.

Robert Reeves, BBA '52, JD '54, died on Sept. 23, 2009, in California from pancreatic cancer at 79. During his eventful life, Reeves spent 18 years in the Army Reserve, worked for President John F. Kennedy's campaign, served as CEO of banks in Washington, D.C., and Alaska, was president of the Atwood Foundation, and updated the Native American justice system as chief legal officer and administrative director for the court system of the State of Alaska.

W.C. "Dub" Lindsey Jr., LLB '54, of Port Neches, Texas, died on Feb. 22, 2010, at the age of 80. Lindsey served his country with the Strategic Air Command during the Korean War, reaching the rank of first lieutenant before privately practicing law. He was elected district attorney of Jefferson County for two terms and continued private law until his retirement in 2008.

Robert Troutman, BA '54, a graduate of Baylor and Southern Baptist Seminary, passed away on March 24, 2009. He was 77.

Dr. Thomas R. Anderson, BA '56, died Nov. 20, 2009, at his farm in Howard County, Miss. He was 75. He met his wife Mary Elizabeth Carroll, BA '55, at Baylor, and they married in 1954. He won the "Outstanding Baseball Player" award in playing for Baylor in the 1954-'55 season. Anderson received his medical degree from the University of Missouri, specializing in psychiatry and neurology.

Peggy Ruth Mayberry Nelson, BA '56, died at 75 in Buckholts, Texas, on Nov. 24, 2009. Nelson taught for four years in Colorado with her husband, and later moved back to Buckholts to teach for another 25 years in Cameron ISD.

Anna Marie Kurtin Brodie, MS '59, of Temple, Texas, died Jan. 19, 2010. Brodie was a past president of Soroptimist International, the Temple and Brazosport Boys and Girls clubs, as well as an elementary school principal. At her retirement, she had been teaching more than 43 years.

Dr. Leslie A. Geddes, PhD '59, passed away in Westminster Village in West Lafayette, Ind., on Oct. 25, 2009. Geddes was an internationally recognized scientist whose cutting-edge research and innovation while at Baylor developed physiological monitoring systems for early astronauts. He held 30 patents and numerous awards.

Mary Joliff Guemple, MA '59, died in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 7, 2010, at the age of 82. She was a lifelong musician and taught in the public school systems for Kansas City, Miss., and Waco. Active in all the churches she attended, Guemple led many choirs and ensembles, and served as a deacon for the First Baptist Church of Austin.

Jack Erwin Phillips, BS '61, of Mexia, Texas, died on New Year's Day 2010. Phillips was an entrepreneur at heart, building and managing several successful businesses in the retail, real estate, ranching and oil industries until the day he died. He was 82.

Joe Travis Garrison, BA '62, age 74, died after a long battle with cancer on Jan. 1, 2010. A man of many talents and jovial attitude, Garrison was a U.S. Army medic, singer, poet, golfer and lawyer over the course of his life.

Marion Elizabeth Fields Scott, BA '62, from Amarillo, Texas, passed away Oct. 25, 2009, from cancer at 69. An elementary education major and drama minor, she taught in Midland and Fort Worth, Texas, and in Jefferson County, Colo. A vibrant, creative woman, Scott was an avid traveler and genealogist as well as a poet, short story author, photographer and scrapbook designer. Married to Edward Riley Scott, attorney, developer and entrepreneur, she served in leadership positions in many organizations including P.E.O., Junior League, PTA, United Methodist Women, and Friends of the Library. She is survived by her family, including sister Mina Nell Fields Johnson, BA '56.

Fadwa Ward, MA '62, died on Dec. 2, 2009, in Waco at the age of 84. Born in Jerusalem, Fadwa attended Baylor on a Fulbright Scholarship. She became a housewife to raise her two children, but volunteered at the Waco Library and devoted much of her time to making other international Baylor students feel welcome in Waco.

Kathryn Wade, BA '63, passed away on Jan. 13, 2010, in Houston. Wade was a highly respected educator for The Westminster School in Atlanta, Ga., the United States military base in Southern Germany, the University of Reading in Reading, England, The Country Day School in Savannah, Ga., and most recently Kinkaid School in Houston.

Joe Bryan Grissom III, BBA '66, MBA '67, passed away peacefully on Oct. 14, 2009, from Alzheimer's disease. After 16 years as an educator at Tarrant County Junior College, Grissom joined the private banking group of what is now Bank of America, where he worked for 20 years.

Eva Friederike Hess McNett, MM '67, of Hanover, Penn., died on Jan. 16, 2010. After she graduated from the University of Rochester, McNett began teaching and administering elementary school. Her husband, Charles W. McNett, Jr., accepted a teaching position at Baylor, and she began her master's degree. Afterwards, they moved to Washington, D.C., where she became the first woman to be elected to the board of trustees for the National Presbyterian Church and a docent for the National Symphony.

Larry Jack Maxey, BA '70, of Chilton, Tex., died Dec. 14, 2009, at the age of 64. Maxey served the State of Texas as a Medicaid eligibility worker for 20 years and a volunteer firefighter. He was also a Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Chilton, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and an avid Baylor Bear supporter.

Col. Theodore C. Reineck Jr., MHA '73, passed away suddenly on Oct. 31, 2009, from pancreatic cancer in San Antonio. He was 70 years old. Reineck served 37 years in the U.S. Army and is a former member of the Army-Baylor HCA faculty. His military awards included the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, Legion of Merit, and Republic of Vietnam Parachutist Badge.

Mark T. Owen, BS '75, MS '77, died on Dec. 22, 2009, at the age of 56 in Midland, Texas. Owen served as a geologist and vice president of exploration to George W. Bush with Bush Exploration, and was working for Griffin Petroleum Company before he passed away. He was an avid outdoorsman, actively involved member of the NRA and West Texas Geological Society, and a published author.

Col. Robert Fredrick Fechner, MHA '76, died Jan. 13, 2010, in Huntersville, N.C. Fechner served 30 years in the Army, fighting in Vietnam as a Green Beret and Master Parachutist, and became Brigade Commander at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He retired from the military in 1994 to pursue a job with the American Red Cross.

Bob Mayfield, BA '77, passed away Nov. 23, 2009, at the age of 54 in Tyler, Texas, where he was pastor for Trinity Baptist Church and recently Pine Springs Baptist Church. Mayfield was director of the Baptist Student Union at Tyler Junior College and UT Tyler for 13 years, and from 1996 to 2002, he was Baptist Student Ministry Director at Texas A&M University.

Curt Marcus Jr., BA '78, died of a massive heart attack in Tampa, Fla., on Oct. 29, 2009. He was 52. A memorial service was held at First Baptist Dallas in his honor on Dec. 11. Marcus never married and was working in Tampa while pursuing a theology degree.

Theresa Marie Barrett, BA '80, of Beverly Hills, Texas, passed away on Dec. 11, 2009. Barrett owned and operated a daycare after graduation. She was 54 years old.

Frances Newland, BA '83, died on Nov. 30, 2009, in Waco at the age of 85. Newland was a former Sunday School teacher and college group leader at Seventh & James Baptist Church, creating a home away from home for many students, including exchange students. At Baylor, she was Outstanding Student in Religion and graduated summa cum laude.

Alicia Ann Settle Remirez, BA '83, died Nov. 20, 2009, in Thatcher, Ariz., following a long illness at the age of 48. A devout Christian and loving daughter and sister, she enjoyed playing the piano and cooking for friends and family.

Louis Michael Valis, MBA '88, of Lorena, Texas, died at age 51 on Nov. 8, 2009. After working for 20 years in managerial positions at Huck Manufacturing, Valis started Valis and Fore Homes and began home building full time.

Douglas Carl Brennan, BA '90, died Dec. 1, 2009. He was 41. Brennan loved music, traveling and spending time with his family. He also received a master's degree from the University of North Texas.

James William Aron, BBA '03, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Jan. 11, 2010. He was a proud Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow, an MBA graduate from the University of Arizona, and a senior analyst in revenue management at U.S. Airways. Aron was 29.

Richard Milton Doukakis III, BBA '07, passed away in Waco on Jan. 22, 2010. He was 27.

Jacquie Scott, BA '07, passed away in New Albany, Ohio, on Jan. 13, 2010. Originally from Indianapolis, she was a graduate student and instructor at Ohio State University. At Baylor, she was a professional writing major.

Bill Apperson, 79, of Waco, passed away Dec. 22, 2009. Apperson helped his father operate Apperson Grocery Store and later became a nursing home administrator. After he retired, he worked as a dorm moderator at Baylor.

Michael Grant Cahill, a physician's assistant at Fort Hood, Texas, was killed Nov. 5, 2009, during the tragic mass shooting. After 23 years in the Army National Guard, Cahill became heavily involved with rural health care programs and taught as an adjunct professor at Baylor. He was given a full military funeral in Austin. He was 62.

Dr. Stanley W. Campbell, Professor Emeritus of History at Baylor, passed away Nov. 18, 2009, in Waco. He was 83. Campbell taught at Baylor from 1970 until his retirement in 2002. A memorial service was held Nov. 20 at the Miller Chapel in Tidwell Bible Building on the Baylor campus. Campbell spent his early life in Colorado and Montana as a cowboy, then served his country in World War II in the Navy attached to a bomber squadron, and in Korea on board aircraft carriers including the USS Oriskany and USS Midway. After receiving degrees from Ole Miss and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Campbell began his teaching career at Virginia Military Institute in 1961 before coming to Baylor.

B. Carolyn Chastain, of Longview, Texas, passed away at the age of 76 on Nov. 1, 2009. Chastain was married July 10, 1953, to Dr. O. Jack Chastain Jr., BA '51. She had a teaching career that spanned 22 years at high schools in Edinburgh, Corpus Christi and Angleton, Texas. She committed her life to ministry and service as the wife of a minister for several Baptist congregations. The family recommends gifts to the Chastain Ministerial Scholarship Fund at Baylor University.