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Donald Baganoff, of Palo Alto, December 17, at 72, of a stroke. He spent a year as a research fellow at Caltech before joining Stanford’s aeronautics and astronautics department in 1965. He retired 32 years later in 1997 and became emeritus the following year. He was the first professor voted by students as the department’s most outstanding teacher and went on to win the award again. Survivors: his wife, Kay; three daughters, Kathyrn Uhlik, ’83, Michelle Baganoff-Keith and Deborah; six grandchildren; and one brother.
William Charles Lazier, MBA ’57, of Menlo Park, December 23, at 73. An expert in the law and practice of accounting, he returned to the University in 1982 to lecture at the Business School, where he taught for 11 years. He started lecturing at the Law School in 1990 and was named the Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business there in 1993. He became emeritus in 2002. He began his career as a tax manager at Arthur Andersen & Co. and was the founder and general partner of Bristol Investment Co. Since 1986, he was a trustee of Grinnell College and for six years served as its board chair. Survivors: his wife of 47 years, Dorothy Albers-Campbell, ’57; one son, David; two daughters, Linda Escalera and Ann Mahowald; and nine grandchildren.
Joseph B. Koepfli, ’23, MA ’25 (chemistry), of Santa Barbara, Calif., October 30, at 100. A member of the soccer team and Alpha Tau Omega, he spent 46 years at Caltech as a chemist and researcher. During World War II, he worked for the government devising antimalarial drugs. He served as science adviser to the State Department from 1951 to 1953 and chair of the NATO task force on science and technology in 1957. He helped launch the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as a trustee, treasurer and benefactor. Survivors: his wife, Ann; one daughter, Daphne Moore; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
Timothy Ekkeles Colvin, ’24 (mechanical engineering), of Piedmont, Calif., November 17, at 102. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, played football and lettered in baseball. He worked as a chief engineer for General Motors before becoming president of Besler Corp., a manufacturer of agricultural equipment. He later started Farmers’ Tool & Equipment Co., which sold machinery to apply fertilizers and pesticides. He won the Senior Olympics Golf Tournament in 1997. Survivors: his son, Christopher; one stepson, Timothy Layden; one daughter, Kimberley Young; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Jerome Max Westheimer, ’31 (geology), of Ardmore, Okla., September 16, at 94. He worked for Lloyd Noble as chief geologist and was named president of the Noble Foundation in 1945. In 1951 he became an independent geologist. He belonged to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Amer-ican Association for the Advancement of Science. He was a lifetime trustee of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and former president of the Oklahoma Arts Institute. Survivors: his wife, Wanda; one son; two daughters; four stepchildren; and one grandson.
Frances Jean Johnson, ’33 (English), of Los Angeles, February 4, at 91. Her career at Fruit Growers Supply Co. spanned 38 years, during which she progressed from billing clerk to corporate officer, becoming the company’s first female exec-utive secretary/treasurer.
Robert E. Dwan, ’35 (economics), of Santa Monica, Calif., January 21, at 89, of pneumonia. A member of Los Arcos eating club, he worked as an announcer and program manager at KGO radio in San Francisco. After serving in the Merchant Marine during World War II, he joined Groucho Marx’s You Bet Your Life when the show debuted on the radio in 1947 and moved with it to television in 1950. In 2000, he wrote a memoir chronicling his years with Marx, As Long As They’re Laughing. In his later years, he taught comedy at USC. Survivors: his wife, Lois; three sons, Alan, Rob, ’66, and James; two daughters, Judy Hallet and Katie Huet; and seven grandchildren.
Joan Virginia Rapp Mayhew, ’36 (political science), of San Rafael, Calif., January 15, at 91. She served on the board of the Dunham, Carrigan & Hayden Co. and helped found the Piedmont Recreation Center. Her husband, Clarence, died in 1994. Survivors include her daughter, Joan Beales, ’61, MA ’61; and one grandson.
Octavius Weller Morgan III, ’36 (economics), of Arcadia, Calif., November 11, at 91. A member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, he played in the 1934 Rose Bowl against USC. He was a founding member and past president of the Glendora Country Club, which established the Morgan Cup golf tournament in his honor in 2002. His wife, Juanita, died in 2001. Survivors: one son, Kent; two daughters, Robin Reynolds and Debra Dooley, ’56; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
George Noroian Jr., ’36, of Dinuba, Calif., December 28, at 89. He operated Fruitful Valley, a fruit ranch and cannery, from 1938 to 2000. Survivors: three daughters, Gwennyth Trice, ’67, MA ’68, Dianne Appeldorn and Jean; one son, George II, ’78, MS ’79, MBA ’95; eight grandchildren including Bronwen Trice, ’99; and one sister.
Virginia Ross Geller, ’37 (history), of Costa Mesa, Calif., December 4, at 89. She enlisted in the Navy and served in Korea from 1946 to 1948. She worked as a librarian in San Mateo County for 30 years, becoming head librarian until her retirement in 1974. She served as president of the California Library Association. She was predeceased by her husband, William.
Robert J. Rife, ’39 (preclinical medicine), MD ’43, of Fresno, Calif., December 25, at 86. A member of Theta Delta Chi, he served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He worked as a general surgeon in Fresno for 45 years, retiring in 1995. He was a past president of Fresno County Medical Society and a founding member of the Fresno Surgical Society. Survivors: his wife, Wilda; one son, Robert Jr.; one daughter, Susan Cort; and four grandchildren.
M. Carne Linder, ’40 (German studies), of Menlo Park, January 5, at 86. She owned a travel agency in San Mateo and retired 12 years ago. She was a member of Stanford Associates, the Founding Grant Society and the Stanford Historical Society.
Edna Marian Smith-Langsner, ’41 (social science/social thought), of Sacramento, December 14, at 84. She worked as the personnel officer for the California Division of Highways, retiring in 1978. She served on the boards of the Stanford Women’s Club, the AAUW, and the California Transportation Foundation. She was predeceased by her husband, George Langsner. Survivors include two stepchildren and one brother.
Frederick Henry Weisel Jr., ’43 (general engineering), MBA ’49, of Santa Ana, Calif., January 8, at 84, of kidney failure. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of Sigma Nu and Beta Chi. He and his wife opened a private day school for children with special academic needs. In 1980, he retired from Hughes Aircraft Co. Survivors: his wife of 56 years, Nancy; and his son, Frederick III.
Avis Gloria Winton Walton, ’44 (undergraduate law), JD ’45, MA ’63 (education), of Atherton, in January, at 82, of Alzheimer’s disease. She worked in local schools for several years before practicing law in Redwood City. Survivors: her ex-husband, Charles; two daughters, Wendy Dickerman and Kathy Diamond; two sons, Todd and Steve; and five grandchildren.
Douglass P. Graham, ’45, of Indian Wells, Calif., January 20, at 83. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi. His first wife, Claire Lippincott, ’45, died in 1981. Survivors include his wife, Helen.
William H. Hombach Jr., ’45 (biological sciences), MD ’48, of Dewey, Ariz., April 16, 2004, at 80. A member of Beta Theta Pi, he served as a flight surgeon in the Air Force during the Korean War. For 35 years, he practiced obstetrics in Billings, Mont., before retiring to Arizona. Survivors: his wife, Barbara Van Housen, ’46; one daughter, Gretchen; one son, William; and four grandchildren.
Thomas Allen Hudson, ’45, of Cambria, Calif., December 30, at 81. He served with the Navy during World War II and was a member of Delta Upsilon. He worked as a civil engineer for Chevron for 39 years, retiring in 1985. Survivors: his wife of 58 years, Lorna; four daughters, Ann, Mary, Laurie and Jane; and two grandchildren.
Weymouth Crowell Lacy, ’45 (general engineering), of Burbank, Calif., November 11, at 81. A member of the water polo team, he served in the Army during World War II. He worked for the U.S Postal Service until his retirement in 2002. Survivors include one sister and one brother.
Thomas Cole Sturgeon, ’47 (industrial engineering), of Santa Monica, Calif., January 8, at 82. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He taught math for 29 years and belonged to the Santa Monica Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Eileen.
Donald H. See, ’47 (economics), of Boise, Idaho, April 24, 2004, at 80. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of Kappa Sigma. He ran his own accounting firm, See, Hodge & Gordon in San Diego for 38 years. He and his family owned and operated Redfish Lake Lodge in Stanley, Idaho, for 29 years. Survivors: his wife, Correen Considine, ’47; two sons, Jack and Dan; eight daughters, Darby Lewis, Sharon Poehling, Linda Donald, Eileen McKenney, Sally Schollmeier, Bridget Anderson, Denise Hann and Molly Hardy; 23 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Lewis Lowry Fenton, ’48 (undergraduate law), JD ’50, of Monterey, Calif., February 10, at 79, of heart failure. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. A renowned trial attorney, he was a founding member of Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel. He taught at the Center for Trial and Appellate Advocacy at UC’s Hastings College of the Law as well as in the advocacy skills workshop program at Stanford. A member of Stanford Associates and of the Law School Board of Visitors, he served as president of the Stanford Alumni Association in 1966. He also served on the boards of Monterey Peninsula College, the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. He helped found the York School in Monterey. Survivors: his wife, Gloria; two sons, Lewis Jr., ’76, and Daniel; two daughters, Juanita Donnelley, ’78, and Pamela; seven grandchildren, including Amanda Fenton, ’06; and one brother, Norman, ’47, JD ’49.
Harold George Peters, ’48 (biological sciences), of Orange, Calif., December 31, at 81. He served in the Air Force during World War II. A cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon for 40 years, he performed some of the first heart/lung transplants in Orange County in the early 1970s. Survivors: his wife, Betty; three sons, Bryan, Daniel and Greg; one daughter, Dyanna; and four grandchildren.
Robert L. Warnock, ’48 (biological sciences), of San Pedro, Calif., November 9, at 77, of post-polio syndrome. A member of Delta Upsilon, he enjoyed a long career in the savings and loan industry, retiring as vice president of Glendale Federal Bank. He volunteered for National Forest Homeowners and Rotary International. His wife of more than 40 years, Suzanne Sargent, ’48, predeceased him. Survivors: three sons, Bob Jr., Jim and Gordon; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother.
Richard Moores Butler, ’49 (economics), of Lincoln, Calif., March 31, 2004, at 78, of multiple myeloma. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. A certified public accountant, he worked for Getty Oil as director of finance and spent 14 years in Kuwait working as a divisional controller for the company. Survivors: his wife of 52 years, Barbara; two daughters, Judy Perez and Lisa Drake; six grandchildren; and his sister.
Robert William Driscoll, ’49 (political science), of San Marino, Calif., November 28, at 77, of Parkinson’s disease. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. During his 45-year legal career, he was a trial attorney specializing in bankruptcy and patent litigation. Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Gail; two daughters, Laurie Jutzi and Linda; two sons, Douglas and Tad; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Marshall Edelson, ’49 (psychology), of Woodbridge, Conn., January 16, at 76, of congestive heart failure. He was an assistant professor of psychiatry at the U. of Oklahoma before joining the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Mass., as a staff psychiatrist. In 1966, he went to Yale, where he became a full professor of psychiatry in 1976. He was also director of education and director of medical studies for the psychiatry department. He retired in 1998. The author of several books, he is best known for Psychoanalysis: A Theory in Crisis. Survivors: his wife of 52 years, Zelda; two sons, Dave Tolchinsky and Jon; one daughter, Bec; six grandchildren; and one brother.
James Holgate Ewert, ’50 (mechanical engineering), of Cloverdale, Calif., December 17, at 78. He served in the Air Force and was a member of Sigma Nu and Beta Chi. He was part owner of Renstrom Gear, a gear-manufacturing business in San Francisco. Survivors: his three sons, Steve, Ted and Rob; one daughter, Joan Reynolds; and nine grandchildren.
John David “Jack” Miller, ’50 (social science/social thought), JD ’53, of Long Beach, Calif., December 30, at 76. He served in the Army and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. In 1969, former Gov. Ronald Reagan appointed him to the Law Revision Commission, where he served as a member and chairman. He became a partner with Miller, Bronn, Brummett & Porter, a firm that pioneered class action aviation litigation. He retired in 1995. He served on the board of trustees for St. Mary’s Hospital and worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara. Survivors: two sons, Thomas and Timothy; two daughters, Jennifer Olsson and Karen Harris; and five grandchildren.
Dickinson Reeves, ’50 (civil engineering), of Bellevue, Wash., November 12, at 82. He served in the Navy and was a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. He worked as a civil engineer until his retirement in 1988. Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Helen; two sons, Donald and John; one daughter, Janet Bliss; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two brothers.
Richard M. Bridgman, ’51, of Berkeley, January 27, at 77, of cancer. After serving in the Merchant Marine, he worked as a newspaper reporter in Ohio. He taught at Dartmouth College for two years before joining the faculty at UC-Berkeley as an assistant English professor in 1962. He won tenure four years later and retired in 1989. He published books on Gertrude Stein, Henry David Thoreau and Mark Twain. Survivors: his two sons, Roy and Joel; one daughter, Cynthia Josayma; and two grandchildren.
Jean Katherine Maltseff McDonald, ’52 (communication), of Arlington, Va., January 24, at 74, of lung cancer. After serving as press secretary for the late Rep. Joseph Fisher, she became the press officer for the Office of Technology Assessment, Congress’s research agency for science and technology issues. She worked until the agency closed in 1995. She then volunteered for the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoo and the Washington Opera. Survivors: her two daughters, Colleen and Kelly; and two granddaughters.
Sanford B. Thayer, ’54, MS ’57, PhD ’65 (industrial engineering), of Fort Collins, Colo., January 5, at 72, of cancer. A member of Theta Chi, he joined the faculty at Colorado State U. in 1966. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Nona Buker, ’54; two daughters, Ann and Jill; and two sons, Eric and Troy.
Daniel Edward Willard, ’56 (biological sciences), of Bloomington, Ind., January 21, at 70. An ecologist and wetlands biologist, he was professor emeritus at the Indiana U. School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He was a teacher for 30 years and received the IU Distinguished Teaching Award in 1986. He served on the wetland committee of the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and was president of the Sycamore Land Trust from 2001 to 2004. Survivors: his wife, Melinda Swenson; three daughters, Martha Diehl, Pam Becker and Nellie Werger; and three grandchildren.
Gerald Van Bergen, ’57 (anthropology), of Fresno, Calif., December 19, at 72, of cancer. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the water polo team. He retired in 1993 after a career in retailing as a buyer, merchandise manager and store manager. Survivors: his wife of 44 years, Becky; two sons, Jeff and Brad; and grandchildren.
Barbara Joan Rex McIntosh Hodge, ’57, of Rancho Cordova, Calif., November 28, at 69. She taught elementary education for nine years in Billings, Mont. After moving to California and retiring, she was an active school volunteer for the past 13 years. Survivors: her two daughters, Marcia Mote and Tara McIntosh-Lee; one son, Scott McIntosh; one stepson; 14 grandchildren; and one brother.
Edmond D. Butler Jr., ’58 (biological sciences), MD ’62, of Menlo Park, December 2, at 68. A member of the Band, he had a faculty appointment at the Medical School while maintaining a private urology practice at the Menlo Medical Clinic. Survivors: his wife, Anne Lusignan, ’62; one son, Benjamin; two daughters, Amy Paulsen, ’88, MBA ’93, and Lindsay Kolderup, ’89; and seven grandchildren.
Peter Asha Chang Jr., ’58 (history), JD ’61, of Santa Cruz, Calif., December 11, at 67, of lung cancer. In 1966, at 29, he was elected district attorney in Santa Cruz County. At the time, he was the youngest DA in the United States and the only Asian-American to hold such a post. He went on to prosecute some of Santa Cruz’s most notorious homicides in the 1970s before going into private practice. He won an appointment to the faculty of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and was elected to the organization’s board in 1991. For the past decade, he concentrated on defending narcotics and white-collar cases in federal court. Survivors: his partner, Anne Mitchell; one daughter, Catherine Knight; two sons, Christopher and Peter III; two granddaughters; his father; and one sister.
Margaret Rose Roth Danzig, ’62 (history), MBA ’64, of Marietta, Ga., September 13, at 63, of lung cancer. She worked as a TV news reporter and as an executive for Safeway Supermarkets in San Francisco. In the 1980s, after raising her children, she worked in real estate. She was a devoted philanthropist for numerous causes including CARE International, for which she served as a fund-raiser and board member. Survivors: her two sons, Joshua and David; two grandchildren; her mother; and one brother.
Suzanne Kerr Duerden, ’62 (international relations), of Stinson Beach, Calif., February 11, at 64, of cancer. She taught high school history and Spanish before earning a law degree in 1980. She then worked as a prosecuting attorney in the office of the Marin County District Attorney for 20 years. Survivors: her husband, Mark White; two daughters, Kathleen Rogers, ’85, MS ’86, and Jennifer Nolan, ’86; three granddaughters; and one sister.
Philip Leonard DeGuere Jr., ’66 (communication), of San Francisco, January 24, at 60, of cancer. A television producer who wrote for more than a dozen shows, he first worked as a screenwriter at Universal Studios. In 1981, he launched his first series, Simon & Simon, which aired for seven seasons. He was among the first Hollywood filmmakers to embrace digital technology. Survivors: his wife, Alison; and three daughters, Adrienne, Dulcinee and Milena.
Karen Adler Shapira, ’66 (sociology), of Pittsburgh, January 25, at 60, of breast cancer. She directed the Israel and overseas activities of United Jewish Communities of North America, traveling on fact-finding missions, lobbying political leaders and distributing millions of dollars for Jewish needs around the world. She served as president of the United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh from 1999 to 2001 and chaired the $100 million UJF Foundation. She also served on the Pennsylvania Commission for Women and on the boards of the U. of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Pittsburgh Symphony. Survivors: her husband of 41 years, David, ’66; two daughters, Laura Karet and Deborah, ’92; one son, Jeremy; three grandchildren; and one brother.
Emily Jane Bernstein, ’79 (music & English), of Pasadena, Calif., January 27, at 46, of liver cancer. She was a principal clarinetist of the Pasadena Symphony and the Los Angeles Opera orchestra. A member of the contemporary music ensemble XTET and a faculty member of the Henry Mancini Institute, she also was an active Hollywood studio musician. She performed for hundreds of film and television scores, including Seabiscuit and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Tina Evonne Juul-Dam, ’97 (biological sciences), of Boise, Idaho, December 22, at 29, in a car accident. At the time of her death, she was doing a rural medicine rotation in Soldotna, Alaska, as part of her last year of an internal medicine residency at the U. of Washington-Seattle. At Stanford, she participated in SEED (Students for Environmental Education), teaching environmental education to students in East Palo Alto. After graduation, she worked for Planned Parenthood before attending UCSF School of Medicine. Survivors: her parents; one brother, Erik; two sisters, Naya, ’96, and Laila; and her boyfriend, Bill Weppner.
Samuel B. Ziegler, MA ’40, of Walnut Creek, Calif., January 5, at 96. He taught for 35 years at San Francisco City College and USF. After retiring, he lectured at the Palo Alto and Contra Costa JCCs and the Little House in Menlo Park. Survivors: his son, Phillip; one daughter, Laura; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Florence J. Turner, MA ’45 (education), Gr. ’57 (history), of Palo Alto, January 6, at 87. She began her career with the Palo Alto Unified School District in 1943 as a teacher at Addison Elementary School. Four years later, she accepted a position at Palo Alto High School, teaching English and journalism. She later transferred to the history department, where she remained until her retirement in 1987.
Harold L. “Pete” Petersen, MA ’53, of Graeagle, Calif., February 11, at 80, of heart failure. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He taught seventh and eighth grades at John Muir, Washington and Haight schools in Alameda. He was a member of the Alameda City Council from 1957 to 1961, serving as vice mayor for two years. In 1966 he moved to Butte County, where he taught and served as principal of an elementary school and as superintendent of the Golden Feather Union School District until retiring in 1981. Survivors: his wife of 49 years, Marilyn; four sons, Joe, Hal, Ted and Taft; six daughters, Anne Medved, Margaret Huff, Mary Ludwig, Elizabeth, Katie, Bernadette; 27 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Loretta Ann Wade McDonnell, MA ’63, of Piedmont, Calif., January 9, at 64, of cancer. She taught English at James Lick High School in San Jose. She was active in the Junior League and volunteered for the Coro Foundation. In 1980, she began her 25-year career at PG&E. She started as a paralegal and then, after receiving her law degree on her 50th birthday, she worked as an attorney. Survivors: her daughter, Elizabeth Highsmith; two sons, John and Thomas; and five grandchildren.
Peter Doub Strum, MS ’47 (electrical engineering), of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., February 9, at 82. He served in World War II. In the 1950s, he founded Reconix, an electronics manufacturing company in Palo Alto. His first wife, May, died in 1991. Survivors: his wife of 13 years, Audra; two daughters, Margaret Zabel and Jean Gay; step-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren.
John Kendrick “Jack” Buckner, MS ’60 (aeronautics and astronautics), of Fort Worth, Texas, December 18, at 68, of pneumonia. He began his career at General Dynamics Corp. as a senior aerodynamics engineer. He was responsible for development of the F-16, which first took flight at Edwards Air Force Base in 1974. From 1977 to 1980, he was the director of advanced programs at General Dynamics and in 1980 was promoted to vice president of special projects. After retiring, he consulted with Space Launch Corp., where he helped design, develop and test launch system technologies. He was a member of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, was elected to the National Research Council/Naval Studies Board and chaired the American Heart Association of Fort Worth. Survivors: his two daughters, Bari Brookman and Kendrick; one son, James; five grandchildren; and one sister.
Ludwig Rupert “Dutch” Vreugde, MS ’64 (mechanical engineering), of Ridgefield, Conn., December 11, at 76. He worked for Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. in Sunnyvale before joining the Perkin-Elmer Corp. in 1979 as an associate director of space station programs. Starting in the 1990s, he worked with Hoffmann & Feige, a consulting metallurgical firm. Survivors: his wife of 52 years, Nancy; three sons, Robert, William and John; one daughter, Mary McCracken; seven grandchildren; and one brother.
HUMANITIES & SCIENCES
Stuart R. Givens, MA ’49, PhD ’56 (history), of Bowling Green, Ohio, August 19, at 80. He was professor emeritus at Bowling Green State U. after 45 years on the faculty. Survivors: his wife, Florence Porter; two sons, Willard and Bennet; and one daughter, Martha Sears.
Constance Anne Edwards Christensen, MA ’50 (Spanish), of Los Altos, January 15, at 80, of a brain embolism. She worked for more than 30 years as a supervisor for the child custody unit and for the juvenile division of the San Mateo County probation department. She was predeceased by her former spouse, Dan Christensen, ’48, MS ’49.
Lloyd Franklin Bell, MS ’52 (mathematics), PhD ’61 (statistics), of La Jolla, Calif., October 7, at 82. He served in the Navy for 25 years, retiring as a captain in 1970. He then worked for Tetra Tech Inc., eventually becoming president and CEO. Survivors: his wife of 35 years, Rita; one son, John; one daughter, Mary Ann Taylor; and four grandchildren.
Jean Judson Smith, Gr. ’52 (Latin American studies), of Fresno, Calif., January 17, at 81. He served in the Navy during World War II. In 1960, he joined the staff of Kings View Hospital as chief psychologist. In 1975, he took a position with the Tulare County Department of Mental Health, where he led the counseling staff as director of psychological services until his retirement in 1990. He was a tutor with the Fresno Adult Literacy Council, consulted with developmentally disabled group homes and was a member of the Fresno County Mental Health Board. Survivors: his wife, Mary Rystad; four sons, G. Marshall, Matthew, Christopher and David; two daughters, Nathalie Blum and Evelyn; two stepchildren; and 13 grandchildren.
James Burk Whitlow, Gr. ’55 (French), of New Orleans, February 8, at 87. He was a retired professor of French at the U. of New Orleans and an advocate for the preservation of the French language in Louisiana. He served as a translator with Army intelligence during World War II. After teaching French at Tulane U. and at Stanford, he joined the Louisiana State U. faculty in 1958. Twice he was awarded the Palmes Academiques by the French government for his work as a teacher and organizer of the France-Amerique Society, which is dedicated to preserving the French language and culture in Louisiana. Survivors: his wife, Cornelia; one son, James Jr.; one daughter, C. Julie; and five grandchildren.
Hubert Wayne Farris, Gr. ’56 (history), of Lubbock, Texas, November 26, at 82. He served in the Air Force during World War II. He retired from the Los Angeles Public Defenders office in 1982.
Elsie Marianna Field-Hurd, MA ’60 (Latin American studies), of Lodi, Calif., January 4, at 98. She taught high school Spanish in Sacramento for most of her career. Survivors: her son, Earl Hurd; one daughter, Carol Selleseth; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister; and one brother.
John Tiffin Patterson, MA ’72 (communication), of Topanga, Calif., January 7, at 64, of prostate cancer. During his 40-year career as a director, he worked on more than a dozen television movies, but he built his reputation on top-rated dramatic series, including Hill Street Blues, Law & Order and Six Feet Under. He worked on 13 episodes of The Sopranos, earning two Emmy Award nominations, and he won the Directors Guild award for the fourth season’s finale. Survivors: his companion, Andrea Makshanof; one daughter, Mary; one son, Charles; two brothers; and two sisters.
Shirley G. Stoner, MA ’77 (food research), of Los Gatos, Calif., February 16, at 85. She worked for the U.S. Treasury Department during World War II and later served as an instructor in economics at San Jose State U. for many years. She was a member of the AAUW and served on the board of the Los Gatos Community Concerts Association. Survivors: her husband of 58 years, Norman, JD ’40; three sons, Robert, Martin and Douglas; and four grandchildren.
Robert Edward Lazo, MA ’90 (Latin American studies), JD ’90, of Berkeley, December 31, at 41, of cancer. He was a labor lawyer who often represented victims of harassment and discrimination. He worked for the labor firm Littler Mendelson before creating his own firm, Employment Lawyers’ Group, in San Francisco. Survivors: his wife, Gina; his parents; and three sisters.
Jess Port Telles Jr., JD ’47, of Los Banos, Calif., December 16, at 84. He served in the Army during World War II. He joined Linneman & Burgess and specialized in water and agricultural law. He worked with a local congressman in the 1960s to create the San Luis Reservoir and later became one of the founders of the San Luis Water District, acting as their general counsel for several decades. He and his brother also became the world’s largest growers and shippers of cantaloupes. He served as a regent of Santa Clara U. for the past 10 years and he served on the board of St. Agnes Medical Center Foundation. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen. Survivors: his three sons, Jess III, James and John; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother; and one sister.
Catherine “Kitty” Lockridge Lee, JD ’53, of Palo Alto, February 5, at 76, of Lou Gehrig’s disease. Editor of the Stanford Law Review, she became an expert on trusts and estates and served as a mentor and tutor for scores of young lawyers. Survivors: her three daughters, Dorothy, Margie and Amy; two sons, Paul and Ted; five grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers.
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