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In Memoriam
Summer 2017

In memoriam

1930s

Louise Kahse Spinning (’31 Hum.), 102, November 12, 2011, Davenport.

Frank Platt (x’34 Busi.), 102, December 5, 2016, Shoreline.

Geraldine “Jeri” Kerr (’37 Pharm.), 100, November 28, 2016, Newport.

Nadene Denison Hunter (’39 Zool., Kappa Alpha Theta), 98, September 12, 2016, South Dansville, New York.

1940s

Charles O. Lutton (’40 Busi.), 101, October 23, 2016, Portland, Oregon.

Beulah “Betty” J. Wills (’40 Bacterio.), 98, December 27, 2016, Spokane.

Albert James Low Jr. (’41 Chem. Eng., Phi Delta Theta), 98, December 22, 2016, Richland.

Mary McFarland (’41 Music), 95, October 28, 2016, Sandpoint, Idaho.

Blanche A. King (’42, ’46 MA Home Econ.), 99, August 12, … » More …

Summer 2017

Robert Smawley 1928–2017

Bob Smawley, “Mr. WSU,” embodied what it meant to be a Cougar for generations of Washington State University students, staff, and alumni, through his selfless service to the University, his caring nature, and his deep knowledge of WSU history, all delivered with a dry sense of humor and true compassion.

For over six decades, Smawley worked under six WSU presidents in several departments, volunteered and led in the Alumni Association, taught many the history of WSU through engaging slideshows, and mentored thousands of students.

“He was the heart of WSU,” says Malia Martine Karlinsky ’92. “Bob had a magical way of making you feel … » More …

In Memoriam
Winter 2016

In memoriam

1930s

Lois Eleanor Henkins (’35 Office Admin.), 103, July 28, 2016, Spokane.

Thomas A. Golding (’39 Zool.), 97, March 29, 2016, Sequim.

1940s

Harry L. Hokanson (’40 Ag.), 98, April 7, 2016, Chehalis.

Edith Thurley Scheel (’40 Pharm.), 98, August 15, 2016, Vancouver.

Dorothy E. Street (’40 Socio.), 99, May 1, 2016, Portland, Oregon.

Rae G. McCain (’41 Home Econ., ’54 Ed.), 96, June 7, 2016, Spokane.

Paul Bergquist (’42 Elec. Eng.), 96, August 22, 2016, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

Jack P. Meiners (’42 Agro., ’46 PhD Plant Path.), 96, April 24, 2016, Silver Spring, Maryland.

Mary McColl Neilson (’42 Socio., Kappa Delta), 95, … » More …

In Memoriam
Summer 2016

In memoriam

To read full obituaries or to post the obituary of a WSU alumnus, please visit the online class notes site, MyStory.

1930s

Emilie V. Brannfors (’38 Microbio.), 98, January 3, 2015, Seattle.

Margaret Grace Logen (’39 Busi.), 97, December 8, 2015, Stanwood.

1940s

Buel Laud Sever (’40 Gen. St.), 95, February 4, 2014, University Place.

Barbara Cole (’42 Socio.), 94, December 31, 2015, Spokane Valley.

Clarence L. Helgeson (’42 BPH), 97, February 18, 2016, Ellensburg.

Hazel E. Locklier (’42 Phys. Ed.), 94, July 5, 2014, Marlin, Texas.

Dorothy E. Smith (’43 Phys. Ed.), 94, February 24, 2016, Shoreline.

Lewis John Campbell (’44 DVM), 98, September … » More …

In Memoriam
Winter 2015

In memoriam

1940s

Paul A. Klavano (’41 Chem., ’44 DVM), 95, June 10, 2015, Pullman.

Richard D. Bartram (’43 Hort.), 94, February 19, 2015, Wenatchee.

Maryhelen Stephens (’43 Pharm.), 93, August 20, 2015, Portland, Oregon.

Forrest W. Johnson (’44 Wildlife Eco.), 94, August 19, 2015, Yakima.

Helen F. Stowell (’44 Phys. Ed.), 93, June 30, 2015, Spokane.

Barbara Lee (Leighty) Hanger (’45 Nursing), 91, April 4, 2015, Dayton.

Dorothy Ruth Hink (’45 Microbio.), 94, April 14, 2015, Cashmere.

Nydia Jane Oliver (’47 Fine Arts, Delta Gamma), 89, July 14, 2015, College Place.

Zilda Utzman Carlson (’48 Pol. Sci.), 89, July 26, 2015, Boise, Idaho.

Paul H. … » More …