In Memoriam Summer 2011

June 27, 2011

Frances Kathleen Carrington, of Alexandria, Va., died Feb. 21. She was 67. Carrington was a former director of public relations at Baylor. Later, she became a military wife, promoting civilian and military relations.

Gail Jamison Coker, of Waco, who recently retired after 25 years of service to Baylor, passed away March 5. She was 63. A graduate of Carson Newman College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Coker joined Baylor in 1982, serving in the Graduate School office, Piper Child Development Center and for the past 11 years in the acquisitions department of Moody Library. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, she wrote preschool Sunday school curriculum for the Southern Baptist Convention. Coker became a Baylor Alumna By Choice in 1993. After surviving breast cancer in 2002, She became a tireless worker for the Susan G. Komen Foundation Race for the Cure.

Dr. Russell David Larsen Jr., of Hewitt, Texas, passed away Feb. 12 at age 74. Larsen taught chemistry for 27 years at various universities and later became an epidemiologist. He was an avid Baylor basketball fan.

Jewell Joseph Mathis Jr., of Denton, Texas, died Feb. 6 at the age of 101. A University of Texas graduate, Mathis was a Baylor Trustee from 1968-74. He worked for Gulf Oil Corporation in Houston as senior auditor until his retirement in 1964, when he moved to Granbury, Texas, where he lived until 1993.

Florine Beall Shank, of Jacksonville, Texas, died March 15 at the age of 89. A world traveler and avid reader, Shank attended Baylor and was a strong advocate of education, contributing to Tyler Junior College, Baylor and Methodist Children's Home in Waco.

Betty Hummer Slade, of Waco, passed away Feb. 21 at the age of 84. She served in the U.S. Air Force as a spotter during World War II and worked as an nurse at University Hospital in Philadelphia before moving to Waco with her husband, Dr. Harry Slade, MD '46, where she devoted herself to community service. She was a dedicated fan of Baylor.

Leta Mae Allard Smith, of Meadowlakes, Texas, died Feb. 9. She was 81. Smith and her husband, Sidney, were married for 60 years. She was active in the Fellowship Baptist Church and was a charter member. She was a major contributor to Baylor, primarily through gifts matched by ExxonMobil.


Mary Elizabeth Stevenson Daughtrey, BA '33, passed away Feb. 3 in Del Rio, Texas. She was 96. Daughtrey taught in Del Rio schools and was a historical researcher and author for Del Rio and Val Verde County.


Roy Livingston Jacobs Jr., BBA '34, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away Feb. 4. He was 100. Jacobs entered the Navy and became a lieutenant commander during World War II. After the war, Jacobs returned to Houston and reopened his showroom on Main Street. His business flourished and Jacobs developed a fine company with showrooms and warehouses in Houston and Dallas, eventually becoming a nationally recognized wholesaler and retailer of fine quality wall coverings. His company was referred to as the "Neiman Marcus" of the industry, with exclusive rights in five states for some products which covered walls of the Supreme Court, hospitals and many state and public buildings in Texas, including the Governor's mansion. A low handicap golfer, Jacobs recorded seven holes-in-one. Jacobs had a home in Horseshoe Bay and was also a licensed instrument pilot and rancher in Lampasas County.


Emma Catherine Odell Cathey, BA '35, of Waco, died Jan. 31 at age 96. She taught for more than 50 years, mostly in the Waco school system.

Nell Mitcham Mitchell, BSN '35, of Fredericksburg, Texas, died Feb. 6. She was 96. Mitchell worked as a surgical nurse at Baylor Hospital and a stewardess for American Airlines.


Anna Lee Cobb Davis, BM '37, MM '52, of Ennis, Texas, died March 21. She was 93. Davis was a pioneer of the music program at Ennis ISD. After studying at Juilliard, she taught at Baylor for a short time. She played piano for USO dance bands and many churches, and she briefly performed with Glenn Miller. She taught hundreds of piano and voice students.


Maurine Stevens Petty, BBA '38, of Dallas, passed away April 3. She was 93. Petty was one of the first women to receive her MBA in banking at the University of New Mexico in 1960. She was a community leader in Albuquerque and later in Denton, where the Pettys retired in 1973. She and husband Paul Petty helped install a public school system in the country of Columbia, funded by the USAID and the World Bank.


Jimmie Sue Akers Irwin, BBA '39, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died March 25. She was 92. Irwin was an educator at high schools and universities in Texas, Florida, New York and New Jersey.


Wilda Marie Chambliss Jett, BA '40, of Liberty, Texas, passed away April 8. She was 92. Jett was a teacher and an avid gardener.


Elizabeth May Lovell Rutherford, BA '42, of Bartlesville, Okla., passed away March 11. She was 90.


J.B. Daiches, BBA '43, of Dallas, died Feb. 7. He was 88. Daiches was a naval officer in World War II before becoming a builder and real estate developer.

Dr. Willie Mae McGinnes Perkins, BA '43, passed away March 21 in Galveston. She practiced dentistry in Galveston for over 50 years.


Dorrace Jean Wooldridge Trenton, BSN '44, passed away March 3 in San Antonio. She was 89. Trenton was a school nurse in San Antonio and was married for 65 years to her husband, Cy.

Fay M. McClintock, BA '44, MA '49, of Waco, died Feb. 10 at age 88. She was an assistant professor for seven years in Baylor's theatre department chaired by Paul Baker, and for 31 years she was a teacher and librarian in Waco ISD.


Madeline Lincecum Anderson Barta, BBA '45, of Pleasanton, Texas, passed away Oct. 9, 2010. She was 86.

Marylin Ruth Reid Farmer, BS '45, of Richmond, Texas, passed away on April 2. She was 86. Farmer taught in Gonzales High School, Houston ISD and Lamar Consolidated ISD, finishing her educational career working in the Lamar High School library.

Anita Allen Sartor, BS '45, of Dallas, passed away Feb. 23. She was 86. Sartor was a member of Tri Delta while at Baylor and enjoyed a long career in art at Joseph Sartor Galleries.


Helen Chancellor Tressler, BSN '46, of North Little Rock, Ark., passed away July 31, 2010. She was 83.

Margaret "Peg" Louise Duhon van Pelt, BA '46, passed away March 21 in Dallas at the age of 85. She was a lab technician in Little Rock, Ark., and later at her husband's medical practice in Tulsa, Okla.

Frances Irene Long Varner, BSN '46, of Fort Worth, died Feb. 12. She was 87. Varner was a neo-natal nurse at Baylor Hospital for 42 years.


Charles Joseph Adams, BA '47, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away March 23. He was 86. Adams taught religion at Princeton University, then at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where he was the director of the Institute of Islamic Studies for 21 years. He later taught at Arizona State University.

Billie Madeleine Bush Edgerton, BA '47, died Feb. 1 in Cortez, Colo. She was 83. Edgerton was a teacher for 36 years in Texas and Colorado.

Chester Bertram Richardson, BA '47, of Spring, Texas, died March 7 at age 88. Richardson served as a fighter pilot during World War II and Vietnam. Later, he became a teacher and coach in Rosebud, Crystal City and Kennedy, Texas, and teacher, coach and principal in Refugio ISD from 1957-84.


Paul H. Darr Jr., BBA '48, of Plano, Texas, passed away March 30. He was 87. He was drafted at age 19 into the Army for service in World War II. After Baylor, Darr went to work for the Insurance Company of North America (now CIGNA) and had a long and prosperous career for 35 years, living in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Houston, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Plano, where he lived for 31 years. Darr was a generous donor to Baylor.

Geraldine Vaughan Espinor, BSN '48, passed away Feb. 24 in Tyler, Texas. She was 83. She worked as a nurse at East Texas Medical Center for most of her career.

Frank A. Gooch, BS '48, of Waco, died Feb. 25 at age 88. Gooch worked for Safeway for 30 years and was an active member of the Boy Scouts for over 70 years.

Jack Owens Tutt, BBA '48, of Houston, died April 13. He was 87. Tutt served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and then became an accountant in the oil and gas industry.


Dr. Jewell Lillian Wheeless Brown, BA '49, of Austin, died Feb. 19. She was 90.

Elizabeth Ann Martin Johnson, BA '49, of Victoria, Texas, died March 3. She was 82. Johnson was a teacher in Dallas and Victoria.

Raymond R. Mormino, BA '49, JD '49, of Waco, died on Feb. 9. He was 90. The sole survivor of an Air Force training flight in 1944, Mormino endured more than 100 reconstructive surgeries, some of which were groundbreaking at the time. In 1967 he was awarded the National Handicapped American of the Year. Mormino was a McLennan County judge and state district judge until his retirement in 1989.

Stanley David Nesmith, BS '49, of Waco, died Feb. 12 at age 88. Nesmith served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War before working in the petrochemical industry as a chemist for 33 years. Upon his retirement, he managed the Waco Skeet and Gun Club.

Arthur R. Schaffer, BBA '49, of Waco, passed away March 12. He was 85. Schaffer was a World War II veteran and worked for American Amicable Life Insurance for over 60 years.

Dr. Claude Windell Sumerlin, MA '49, of Lynchburg, Va., died Feb. 18 at age 87. Sumerlin served as a radio operator on a B-24 bomber during World War II before becoming an English teacher and then a journalism professor at Ouachita Baptist University and Henderson State University. He served on several medical missions to Brazil and Guatemala.

James Malcolm Edwards, BM '49, MM '54, of Marietta, Ga., died March 27. He was 84. Edwards was a pioneer in church music for the Southern Baptist Convention. He was the first music manager for the Southern Baptist Radio & Television Commission, among other duties. Upon retiring, he managed a mailroom for the homeless and opened a private voice studio.


Robert Gene Burke, BA '50, of Houston, died March 12. He was 82. Burke served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War before joining the staff of the Houston Chronicle. He then became editor of Oil and Gas Magazine, was editor-in-chief of Offshore Magazine for 20 years, and later became senior editor for Petroleum Engineer International magazine. In the early 1990s, he established a non-profit group called Cleaner Seas, Inc., to examine oil-spill technology and was president of Environmental Sciences, a study group for the oil and gas industry.

Don L. Clark, BBA '50, of Granite Falls, Wash., passed away Sept. 21, 2010. Clark was a sergeant in the Korean War and an active member of Baptist churches for 50 years. At Baylor he was president of the Noze Brotherhood.

Dr. Royal Forrest Conklin Jr., MA '50, of Farragut, Tenn., passed away April 3. He was 83. He taught at the collegiate level from 1950 to 1997, retiring as a professor from the University of Northern Iowa. He coached the Carson Newman debate team to a national championship in 1965. He was an Eagle Scout, a Navy Air Corps veteran and a genealogist.

Leonard Richard "Dick" Grigsby Jr., BBA '50, of Lake Charles, La., died Jan. 30. He was 82. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.

Lee Roy Pankonien, JD '50, of Brenham, Texas, died on Feb. 5. He was 86. Pankonien was a retired attorney for Tenneco Inc.

Thomas Kenneth Logan, BBA '50, MS '52, of Frost, Texas, passed away Feb. 11. He was 81. Logan owned and operated Logan Insurance of Frost for 50 years and was a farmer in Mertens.


Dr. Max Camille Butler, BA '51, of Houston, died on Feb. 18 at the age of 79. Butler served in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps before practicing as a family physician from 1960 until his death. He also served on numerous boards of medical committees and was lifetime vice president of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Sue Jean Roberts Cocanougher, BA '51, of Decatur, Texas, died Feb. 3. She was 80. She taught in the Fort Worth and Decatur school districts and authored/produced history books on Wise County and Decatur Main Street.

Ernest Dwain Heath Sr., BS '51, of Benbrook, Texas, passed away March 29. He was 89. Heath served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and afterwards worked as a field engineer with Honeywell in military intelligence and the space program.

Dr. William Joseph Long, BA '51, died March 17 in Lincoln, Neb. He was 82. Long served in the U.S. Army and Air Force. He once lived in Ankara, Turkey, where he worked with Georgetown University's English program. He later worked as a professor at the University of Nebraska for 31 years.

Frances Sue Middleton, BA '51, of Waco, passed away Feb. 14 at age 80. Middleton taught at Alvin and Deer Park high schools before joining the charter faculty of San Jacinto College in Pasadena, where she concluded her career as dean of continuing education.

Lt. Col. Charlie S. Mills, BA '51, of San Antonio, died on March 23. He was 84. Mills served in the Air Force Reserve as a pilot before transferring to be an Army chaplain, where he served for 19 years and was awarded a Bronze Star.

Eva Elizabeth "Beth" Monroe Sloman, BA '51, of Taylorville, Ill., died March 12. She was 80. Sloman was a youth director, 4-H leader and church organist.


Dr. Richard George Fadal, BS '52, of Waco, passed away April 4. He was 79. A captain in the Air Force, Fadal practiced medicine for 45 years. In 1977, Fadal introduced the new radioallergosorbent test (RAST) for confirming the specific diagnosis of allergic diseases. He and one of his students developed the Fadal-Nalebuff Modified RAST. In 1981, they were awarded a U.S. patent and published a book, RAST in Clinical Allergy. For 20 years they traveled throughout the world, teaching their still widely used methodology to thousands of physicians.

Wanda Jo Rice, BM '52, of Greenville, Texas, died on Dec. 18, 2010. She was 79. She was retired after 50 years as a teacher.

Ernest Phillip Southern, BM '52, of San Angelo, Texas, passed away April 9. He was 80. Southern was the piano player for the Joe Boyd Evangelistic Team and served as a church organist for many years.

CORRECTION: Lue Ann Foster Claypool, BA '52, passed away on Nov. 27, 2010. Her father was Dr. Neil S. Foster, was a professor and founder of the marketing department for Hankamer School of Business. His last name was listed incorrectly in our previous issue.


Orlean Linda Kay Andrews, BA '53, of Houston, died Feb. 10 at age 82. She cofounded Travel Unlimited in Tulsa, Okla., and was an avid international traveler.

Jack W. Hoffman, BS '53, of Salado, Texas, died March 7. He was 80. Hoffman served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War before beginning a long career in the insurance business.


Florine Hill Lucas Hendrix, MSEd '54, of Ft. Worth, passed away Feb. 18. She was 92. Hendrix attended Baylor, as did all of her seven brothers and sisters, her parents and her daughter. She was the bookkeeper for DeWitt Clark Lumber Co. in Waco for 15 years. Hendrix was an avid traveler and faithful Baylor donor. She especially loved participating in Baylor-related events.

Wallace Ray Talbert, BA '54, of Hurst, Texas, passed away March 29. He was 79. Talbert played fullback for the Bears and was on the 1951 Orange Bowl team. After serving as a captain and Air Force pilot, he and his family lived in Fort Worth. Wallace worked with the Fort Worth Press and in manufactured housing.

Perry Wayne Wingate, BA '54, of Baker, La., passed away Feb. 25. He was 79. Wingate served as a youth and education minister in Louisiana and Texas churches, worked for the Department of Labor, and was co-owner of 
Agapeland Childcare for 31 years.


Manuel Carrizales, BBA '55, of Hewitt, Texas, passed away Feb. 28. He was 89. Carrizales served in the Air Force during World War II and was the proprietor of Manuel's Auto Parts for 30 years.

Gail Burton Oerke, BA '55, of Washington, D.C., died on Dec. 8, 2010. She was 76. Oerke worked for the United Nations while studying at Columbia before moving with her husband to Africa and Jamaica with the Peace Corps. When she settled in D.C., she edited the Peace Corps newsletter and the charity Reading is Fundamental newsletter.

John Grove Peck Jr., BM '55, of Kingston, N.J., died Jan. 27. He was 80. Peck was the organist for Lutheran Church of the Messiah in Kingston for 44 years. He was a music librarian for 23 years with Westminster Choir College and was past president of the American Guild of Organists.

Thomas Arthur Wilde, BA '55, of Chesapeake, Va., passed away Feb. 7, 2009.


Bobby "Bob" J. Chastain, BBA '58, of Woodway, Texas, died March 10. He was 85. Chastain served on Navy vessels during World War II and the Korean War. He retired from Rockwell International Co. and Hercules Inc. after 35 years of management. Chastain also was the president of Rocket Federal Credit Union in McGregor.


Victor K. Davis, BS '59, of Spring, Texas, died March 2. He was 74. Davis ran track at Baylor after attending Robert E. Lee HS in Baytown, where he ran on the mile relay team that won the state championship and set a national high school record time of 3:19.8. He was runner-up Texas High School Coach of the Year at Tidehaven HS and led them to the state championship in 1967. Davis owned and operated Pinewood Construction Co. After retirement he worked for Klein ISD.

Nancy Ann Dillard Franklin, BA '59, of Mount Calm, Texas, died March 1. She was 73. Franklin was the daughter of Raymond Dillard, BA '30, JD '33, and Genevieve Hughes Dillard. At Baylor she was a member of Alpha Omega, later Pi Beta Phi sorority. Franklin earned a master's degree from SMU. She helped found the Mount Calm Public Library in 1977 and for 34 years was the library's director. She was president of the Mount Calm ISD school board and was also a member of the Hill County Historical Commission. Franklin was an avid genealogist, the compiler and editor of a book on Mount Calm history, and the author of a book about her great-grandfather, Moses Hughes. She was recognized as part of the Dillard family as a First Family of Baylor by the Baylor Alumni Association.

Dr. E. Vaughn Huffstutler, EDD '59, of Denton, Texas, died Feb. 22. He was 92. A professor at the University of North Texas from 1968-81, he developed their school's doctoral program for school superintendents and was a superintendent himself in seven Texas cities.

Dr. Dwight Edmund Newton, MS '59, died Feb. 3 in Las Cruces, N.M. He was 86. Newton served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II before enrolling in medical school. Upon graduation, he re-enlisted and spent 29 years with the Air Force, retiring as a colonel. He then practiced privately for another 21 years.

Janice Richie Petmecky, BA '59, of San Antonio, died April 3. She was 74. Petmecky was an elementary school teacher.


Lt. Col. John Everett Ussery, MHA '61, of Southern Pines, N.C., died March 25. He was 92. Ussery served 23 years in the U.S. Army, during World War II and in the Korean War.


William E. "Ed" Fulbright, BA '62, JD '63, of Lamesa, Texas, died April 4. He was 70. Fulbright was admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. He was a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and practiced law in Lamesa for 47 years.


Barbara Ann Walker Metcalf, BSN '64, died on Feb. 17 in Tyler, Texas. She was 68.


Vivian Belle Edds Bennett, MSEd '65, of Gatesville, Texas, died on Feb. 24. She was 94. Bennett taught for 30 years in Gatesville ISD. She continued to tutor and teach music lessons until her passing.

Mitzi Joyce Brown Lancaster, '65, of Dallas, passed away March 14. She was 67. Lancaster was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. A member of Stonebriar Community Church, she graduated from Humes High School in Memphis, Tenn., and attended Baylor with her husband of 48 years, Mark Lancaster, BBA '65. Both are longtime Baylor donors.


Dr. Brian Safer, MS '67, died in Adelphi, Md., at the age of 68, on Feb. 6. Safer was a biochemist with the National Institutes of Health for 30 years. He served as chief of the molecular hematology branch of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. His research focused on protein synthesis, the process by which genetic information in DNA is converted into protein.

Gloria Elaine Sartogo, BA '67, of Atlanta, Ga., passed away March 31. She was 65. Sartogo was an Air Force veteran, teacher and counselor for the University of Maryland.

Betty Ann McWilliams, BA '67, MA '73, of Waco, passed away April 18. She was 66. McWilliams taught in Waco ISD for 30 years and later at Reicher High School.


Lt. Col. John Edward Quay Jr., BA '70, MA '74, of Colonial Heights, Va., passed away April 7. He was 88. Quay served in the Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War and fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was an advisor to the Argentine Marine Corps and a math teacher.


Carla Francis Cooper, BA '71, of Prairie Village, Kan., passed away Feb. 12 at age 61. Cooper was a Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader at Super Bowl I before working as a national training consultant at Franklin Covey. At Baylor, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Jo Ann Navratil Baugh Lathon, BA '71, of The Woodlands, Texas, died March 20. She was 60.

Opal Hunter McClure, MSEd '71, of Mineola, Texas, died April 12. She was 98. McClure was a teacher.


Dr. Timothy A. Deibler, '72, of Cypress, Texas, passed away Feb. 24. He was 59.


Jose R. Coronado, MHA '73, of San Antonio, died Feb. 26. He was 78. Coronado served 44 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He was director of the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. Coronado was selected through a national competition in 1971 to be the first VA employee to attend the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration.

Melody Robinson Maloy, BA '73, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away April 5. She was 60. Maloy had a long and successful career in banking and as a financial advisor in Dallas.

Col. William Bennett Ray, JD '73, of Copperas Cove, Texas, passed away March 21. He was 84. Ray joined the U.S. Army in 1944 and retired in 1970 as a decorated colonel. Ray then began a law practice and was a municipal court judge.


Carol Ann Mueller, BA '75, of Austin, died on March 12 at age 57. She was a newscaster and radio producer before a career change led her to become an imported cheese specialist with the H-E-B grocery chain.

Rev. Bradley Lawrence Stueber, BBA '75, of Baton Rouge, La., passed away March 10. He was 57. Stueber was the director of administration and finance at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge.


Vance Leslie Frosch, MSEd '77, of Nordheim, Texas, died Feb. 12. He was 65. Frosch was a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent during his time in Nordheim ISD. He also served as mayor of the town.

Gottfried "Jeff" Kolb, BBA '77, of Waco, died Feb. 10 at age 79. Kolb served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years.

Gloria Werth Lawes, BBA '77, MPA '77, of Round Rock, Texas, died March 25. She was 56. A certified public accountant, Lawes worked for Arthur Anderson and Goldston Oil Corporation.

Halsell "Hal" Samuel Davis III, BA '77, JD '91, of Plano, Texas, passed away April 17. He was 57. The fifth-generation Collin County resident practiced law for almost 20 years.


Annetta Hereford Bridges, MA '78, died on March 2 in Bryan, Texas. She was 86. Formerly of Mart, Bridges taught at Baylor while working on her master's degree, and taught most of her career at University High in Waco. She was married to husband Herford for 69 years.

Patrick Allen Zale, BA '78, passed away on his 53rd birthday, Dec. 13, 2010, in Hot Springs, Ark.


Sharon Kay Belz, BBA '81, passed away Feb. 3 in Dallas. She was 55. Belz sold advertising for news print media and was a longtime fixture in the Fort Worth area.

Dolores Patricia Jones Skelton, BSEd '81, of Waco, passed away April 5. She was 81. Skelton was a teacher in the Chilton and McGregor school districts.


Timothy Wilson Ferguson, BA '82, JD '84, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away March 27. He was 50. A prominent Texas lawyer, Ferguson was admitted to practice in Texas and Colorado, the U.S. Supreme Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. Ferguson founded the Ferguson Firm law practice in Beaumont and Jasper in 1994 and was a nine-time Texas Super Lawyer, as named by Texas Monthly.


David Shaw Parker, BS '85, of Plano, Texas, passed away on Feb. 28. He was 48. While at Baylor, Parker was a member of Kappa Omega Tau fraternity and president of Student Foundation. Parker worked in the paper industry, serving as president of TUFCO Technologies, and later owned Train Paper Co., before a career in commercial real estate.


Dr. John Aubrey Petty, BA '91, DMIN '03, died Feb. 9 in Kerrville, Texas. He was 42. Petty served as a pastor for Baptist Temple in Uvalde, Texas, before moving to Trinity Baptist Church in Kerrville as senior pastor. He is survived by his wife, Kelly Hamill Petty, BSEd '91, and his children, Truett and Mara.


Christopher Aaron Boleman, BA '94, of Plano, Texas, passed away on April 13. He was 38.


Monica Yepez, '96, of El Paso, died Feb. 20 at age 45. She was a pediatric dentist.


David Vance Herin Jr., BS '98, died Feb. 19 in Minneapolis, Minn. He was 35. Herin was an assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School.


Peter Kremer Trick, BBA '05, of Irving, Texas, passed away April 2. He was 29. Trick worked for AspireHR and was an Eagle Scout.


Barrett Neill Minor, BA '08, of Hewitt, Texas, died March 13. He was 27. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Terrell Minor, BSW '08, MSW '09, and his son, Jackson, age 4.


David G. Yarbrough, a senior biochemistry major from Rockwall, Texas, passed away May 13 in Waco. He was 22.