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Our recognition of members of the Roadrunner family

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1974

*Hector Camacho, M.A. in Spanish, died April 20, 2017, at age 86. His ministry with the Church of God spanned more than 60 years, serving as youth director, evangelist, pastor, and territorial superintendent throughout the United States and the Caribbean. He was cofounder and builder of the Pentecostal Bible College in Puerto Rico in addition to serving as a professor at Lee University and Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Tenn. He also served as editor in chief of the Evangelical Publishing House for the Church of God, a position in which he produced literature and training resources for Spanish-speaking ministries worldwide.

Harry L. Edwards, M.A. in education, died Jan. 27, 2016, at age 91.

Febe A. Herrera, M.A. in education, died Aug. 25, 2014, at age 84.

*Carol Ann Law, M.A. in education, died March 13, 2017, at age 69. She taught for two decades at Lanier High School and worked for Texas Public Radio after retiring from teaching. She also earned master gardener and master naturalist certifications, and served as a docent at the McNay Art Museum.

*Angela A. Lewis, M.A. in bicultural bilingual studies, died Jan. 12, 2017, at age 91. She was a teacher for more than 30 years. She enjoyed traveling, painting, walking trails, cooking, and practicing tai chi.

*Rebecca Ann Mitchell, M.A. in education, died Dec. 27, 2016, at age 67. She was an elementary school teacher for many years, receiving the Yellow Rose of Texas Education Award, and capping her career as principal of Carson Elementary School in San Antonio. She was also a member of P.E.O., Holly Garden Club, Phi Delta Kappa, and University United Methodist Church.

Victor Moreno, M.A. in bicultural bilingual education, died March 25, 2015, at age 90.

Severita Quintana, M.A. in education, died Jan. 22, 2016, at age 79.

1975

Dennis Burkholder, M.B.A. in business, died Dec. 22, 2015, at age 86. He was an entrepreneur who opened the Patio Flamenco nightclub in the Casino building in 1965 when few establishments existed on the River Walk.

Angela Quesada Fernandez, M.A. in education, died Aug. 21, 2016, at age 80. She was born in Cuba and came to the U.S. in 1961 during the Cuban Revolution and had already started pursuing a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Havana. She used her degrees in a lifelong career at the Edgewood Independent School District in San Antonio.

*Jane Sullinger Hurlbut, M.A. in education, died Aug. 16, 2017, at age 79. She was an elementary, middle, and high school teacher and counselor. She taught in Birmingham, Ala., before moving to San Antonio in 1972, where she taught and counseled in the Northside Independent School District.

*Jonathan Lee Kaplan, M.A. in environmental science, died Dec. 18, 2016, at age 67. He served in the U.S. Navy as a weapons officer aboard the U.S.S. Ogden before returning to San Antonio to open his own real estate business. He also made contributions to a project at the University of Texas A&M-San Antonio developing a clean-burning automotive drivetrain that would achieve unprecedented mileage.

Leslie Simon Klemcke, M.B.A., died May 31, 2015, at age 71.

Estefana Martinez, M.A. in bicultural bilingual studies, died Sept. 2, 2016, at age 91.

Nancy Edmonds Oehler, M.A. in education, died Oct. 18, 2015, at age 83.

*Sharron Elaine Matthys Vogel, M.A. in education, died Jan. 30, 2017, at age 75. She taught in the Haysville, Kansas, School District and Kirby Elementary School in San Antonio before settling down in Seguin, where she taught until retiring in 2002. She was actively involved at Grace Lutheran Church and enjoyed volunteer work for the Big Red Barn and the Seguin Public Library.

1976

Maritza Beato, B.A. in psychology, died March 1, 2009, at age 59.

Roger L. Bessey, M.B.A. in business, died April 21, 2016, at age 76.

Irene Dennis, B.A. in early childhood elementary education, died Sept. 26, 2016, at age 67.

*Robert Oscar Dunk, B.B.A. in management, died May 30, 2017, at age 63. He enjoyed a long career in banking, was a member of the Windcrest Lions Club, and the Finance Council of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. He was also a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

*Ann Marie Eastwood, M.A. in education, died March 9, 2017, at age 84. She was a teacher for the San Antonio and North East independent school districts and remained as a substitute for North East in her later years. She also volunteered for many organizations, including the San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio Public Library, and San Antonio Military Medical Center, and was a member of the Red Hat Society.

James Glenn Edwards, M.A. in education, died June 1, 2014, at age 70.

Phyllis Massengale, B.B.A. in accounting, died Oct. 9, 2015, at age 69. Massengale wrote in her self-penned obituary, “I am not gone to meet my maker or anyone else; I am simply dead. Forever.” Women’s rights were her main concern. She was the 2001 recipient of Planned Parenthood of San Antonio and South Central Texas award for volunteer excellence. She was a member of many liberal-leaning organizations, from Americans United for the Separation of Church and State all the way through the alphabet to the War Resisters League.

Charles D. Nunnelly, M.B.A. in business, died May 15, 2016, at age 77.

Vance Smith, M.B.A. in business, died Sept. 12, 2011, at age 61. A retired Air Force colonel, he was also an avid hiker, dog lover, and traveler.

JoAnn Treviño Muñoz, B.A. in early childhood elementary education, died Oct. 8, 2015, at age 63. She spent many years as a teacher and was a member of the Catholic Daughters, the Ladies Auxiliary, the Retired Teachers Association, the Floresville Musical Club, and the Floresville Academic Scholarship Fund.

1977

*Genoveva Anita Bonugli, B.A. in early childhood elementary education, died Dec. 21, 2016, at age 71. She was a teacher, instructor, and night school supervisor for more than 25 years with the San Antonio Independent School District and Region 20. She was a San Antonio Spurs season-ticket holder who enjoyed painting, sculpting, and pottery as well as the music of Patsy Cline and Elvis Presley.

*Doris LaVerne Clark, B.A. in English, died Jan. 17, 2017, at age 80. She taught English literature at First Baptist Academy and Skyline High School in Dallas. She retired from Skyline in 1994.

*Enrique “Henry” Cortinas, B.B.A. in management, died June 21, 2017, at age 73. He joined the Air Force Reserves with an activation during the Vietnam War. After graduating from UTSA, he was an architect with more than 20 years dedicated to civil service.

Michael McQuatters Davis, M.B.A., died Jan. 9, 2015, at age 86.

Michael Frieze, B.S. in biology, M.S. in biology ’82, died Nov. 23, 2014, at age 59.

Sandra Karen Whitcomb Gardner, M.A. in education, died Sept. 19, 2016, at age 72. She worked as a teacher for 36 years.

Angelina E. Garza, M.A. in bicultural bilingual studies, died Sept. 22, 2015, at age 70. As an avid member of Communities Organized for Public Service, she was instrumental in bringing many community projects to the west side of San Antonio, including the construction of Highway 151 and the Albert Benavides Learning Center.

*Arturo G. Gutierrez Jr., B.A. in Spanish, died Dec. 4, 2016, at age 64. He had a successful career as a federal agent. He started in the Border Patrol and then retired as a special investigator for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. While working for the federal government, he served as the immigration attaché in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Charles Harms, B.A. in early childhood education, died May 3, 2015, at age 78.

Mary Elizabeth (Meg) Hathaway, M.A. in Spanish, died June 10, 2014, at age 87.

Ivy Janet Hegarty, M.A. in education, died April 28, 2015, at age 87.

*Roberto Hinojosa, B.A. in political science, died Feb. 2, 2017, at age 61. He worked in various administrative positions but especially enjoyed working in the Bexar County Elections Department. He enjoyed country music and was an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys.

Nancy Jaros, M.A. in education, died June 17, 2016, at age 79.

*Marguerite Elizabeth Lara, M.A. in education, died March 15, 2017, at age 87. She worked as an educator for more than 35 years, earning awards from Wright Career College in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Edgewood Federal Credit Union board of directors for her service. She was also an extra in multiple movies, including Primary Colors.

Carolina Torres Longoria, M.A. in bicultural bilingual studies, died Nov. 6, 2015, at age 86.

*Sharon Varda Kirstein Rex, B.A. in English, died March 21, 2017, at age 66.

Jim Rodriguez, B.A. in sociology, died June 27, 2016, at age 73. He was also a proud graduate of Fox Tech High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

*Terrell Clyde Rooks, M.S. in environmental science, died Jan. 1, 2017, at age 69. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who would go on to work for Lockheed Martin and the Federal Aviation Administration. He enjoyed traveling, canoeing, jogging, and was an avid sports fan.

*Frances Chapman Shackelford, M.A. in bicultural bilingual studies, died May 20, 2017, at age 93.

Mercedes P. Spellmon, M.A. in education, died April 20, 2015, at age 83. She is the wife of the late artist Doc Spellman.

Georgia Varelas, B.A. in early childhood elementary education, died March 31, 2016, at age 93.

Jane Lambert Welter, M.A. in bicultural bilingual studies, died Jan. 16, 2015, at age 84.

Bonnie Weynand, B.A. in anthropology, died June 7, 2015, at age 60.

1978

*Martha Barrera Arizola, M.A. in bicultural bilingual studies, died March 29, 2007, at age 68. She was a teacher in the Edgewood Independent School District for more than 30 years and was a founder and active member of the Guadalupana Association for Holy Rosary Church.

Lavonne Blackmon, B.S. in medical technology, died Jan. 19, 2016, at age 60.

Larry D. Denny, B.S. in biology, died Sept. 22, 2015, at age 64.

*Charles W. Eaddy, M.B.A. in business, died Feb. 23, 2017, at age 65. He began his career at USAA in San Antonio before holding positions at EDS and Deloitte Haskins and Sells that provided him the opportunity to travel throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. He then moved to Austin in 2000 and worked for the Texas Department of Transportation.

Alice Joan Gillette, M.A. in bicultural bilingual studies, died Aug. 25, 2016, at age 85. She was a member of the Assistance League of San Antonio and a docent at the McNay Art Museum.

*Victoria Griffin, B.M. in music, died June 29, 2017, at age 63. After working for IBM in Houston and running her own catering business in Austin, she found a home as reverend at First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Texas. She was a member of the Ministerial Alliance and served on the Board of HOPE (Helping Others Pursue Enrichment). Her efforts were recognized when she was named by the Texas Rural Leadership Conference as Community Catalyst for her work in Cherokee County.

*Harley E. Heffner, B.A. in history, died July 14, 2017, at age 85. Before attending UTSA, he reached the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean War and winning many military rifle and pistol competitions as a marksman. After earning his degree he pursued a career with Humana Hospital, where he retired as the security director. He was also an acclaimed athlete, winning a Golden Gloves amateur boxing championship in 1949.

Martin (Mickey) Hewson, B.A. in early childhood elementary education, died Aug. 2, 2014, at age 63.

Patricia (Pat) Rose Johnson, B.B.A. in accounting, M.P.A. in accounting ’86, died Aug. 14, 2014, at age 68.

Raymond A. Marshburn, M.B.A. in business, died Dec. 13, 2015, at age 71

Edward Maslyk, B.A. in psychology, M.A. in education ’92, died Sept. 14, 2016, at age 86. He had a successful military career in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy. He received several letters of commendation and medals, including those for Korean Service, Good Conduct, United Nations Service, and National Defense Service.

James Mireles, B.A. in political science, died Oct. 26, 2014, at age 58.

Robert Charles Olszewski, B.B.A. in management, died Jan. 21, 2016, at age 60.

Kathryn Ann “Kathy” Nester Snider, M.A. in education, died Aug. 4, 2014, at age 62.

Andrew Robert Roca, B.S. in math and computer science, died Jan. 4, 2016, at age 74.

1979

*Jacqueline Booth Barrows, B.M.E. in music, died Nov. 11, 2016, at age 86. She taught music at Morrill Elementary School in the Harlandale Independent School District and also served as choir director for Western Hills Christian Church and First United Methodist Church.

*Louis Alton Broussard, M.A. in education, died March 10, 2017, at age 84. After serving as a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Security Service, he taught French in the San Antonio Independent School District for more than three decades.

*Luz M. Calderon, M.A. in bicultural bilingual education, died July 19, 2017, at age 80. She taught first grade bilingual studies for 20 years and high school history and world geography for 18 years. She was an extensive traveler and kept a journal detailing each place she visited.

*Linda Luna Duffy, B.A. in early childhood education, M.A. in education ’83, died July 5, 2017, at age 60. She worked as a special needs teacher in the Alamo Heights School District for 35 years. For the 1999–2000 school year she was awarded the Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching from Trinity University and was named the Texas Regional Teacher of the Year. In 2001 she was chosen as the Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year and the State Teacher of the Year for Texas as part of the Scholastic National Teacher of the Year award program.

Constance Sue Turner Edwards, B.B.A. in accounting, M.B.A. ’83, died Feb. 15, 2015, at age 84.

Juan A. (Fred) Garza, B.S. in physical education, died Jan. 26, 2016, at age 59.

*Linda Lee Beck Gates, B.A. in early childhood elementary education, died March 9, 2013, at age 61. She was a teacher and reading coordinator with the Medina Valley Independent School District.

Dudley Paul Green, M.A. in education, died Dec. 21, 2015, at age 69.

*Frank H. Grossman, B.A. in history, died Dec. 22, 2016, at age 91. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at age 18 and served through World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He flew over 100 reconnaissance missions during the Korean War, and he received many honors and medals, including three Legion of Merit Awards.

*Katherine Fox Hickey, B.A. in history, died Oct. 15, 2015, at age 84.

Edwinna Kirkpatrick Janert, M.A. in education, died Sept. 27, 2015, at age 75.

Patricia Solomon Masterpool, B.B.A. in accounting, died Dec. 9, 2009, at age 55.

Jimmie Greer Richardson, B.A. in history, died Feb. 20, 2014, at age 69.

John F. Splichal, B.A. in political science, died May 14, 2014, at age 60.

William Van Wilkinson, M.A. in education, died May 15, 2006, at age 65.

1980

Mary Nell Bressel, B.B.A. in accounting, died Nov. 9, 2014, at age 55.

Henrietta Novella Piper Campbell, B.A. in sociology, died Jan. 16, 2015, at age 81.

Orlando Cisneros, B.A. in psychology, died Feb. 5, 2016, at age 81.

Patricia Lewis Fahey, B.A. in humanities, M.A. in English ’81, died Feb. 5, 2016, at age 57.

*Margaret Carol Honeck-Gold, B.M.E. in music, died Dec. 8, 2016, at age 81. She was president of the San Antonio Music Teachers Association and a devoted member of the St. Pius X Parish.

Larry Kirkpatrick, M.P.A. in accounting, died Oct. 9, 2015, at age 72. He had a love for Texas history, especially the Spanish colonial period, and genealogy. He was an active member of Los Bexarenos Genealogical and Historical Society, Los Granaderos de Galvez, and the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library (Texana).

Virgil Bernard Kyrish, B.A. in anthropology, died June 6, 2016, at age 62.

*Winnie Merle McCartney, M.A. in education, died Jan. 11, 2015, at age 92.

Richard Peña, M.A. in education, died Sept. 24, 2015, at age 67.

Clinton Phillip Reed III, B.B.A. in accounting, died Sept. 18, 2014, at age 69.

*Robert J. Richmond, M.A. in bicultural bilingual studies, died April 3, 2017, at age 73. After two years of service in the U.S. Army, he taught at various high schools and middle schools in the San Antonio area in addition to teaching English and speech at UTSA, St. Mary’s University, and University of the Incarnate Word. In 1989 he became an English instructor at Palo Alto College, where he would continue to teach until 2012. He was also the educational columnist for the San Antonio Light from 1983 to 1993. In 1990 and 1991 he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in commentary.

Delmer Ross B.B.A. in accounting, died Aug. 28, 2016, at age 81. He was married for 58 years, had a 45-year professional career, and gave more than 30 years of community service.

*Millard Martin Shaw, B.B.A. in accounting, died April 22, 2017, at age 80. He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force, joining in 1957. He started pilot training in 1959 and went on to achieve Command Pilot status. He completed B-47 combat crew training in October 1959 and B-52 combat crew training in 1966. He later served as a pilot during the Vietnam War, flying more than 100 successful combat missions in Southeast Asia. During his career, he was awarded the Air Medal for distinguished service five times.

1981

Jesse A. Cabrera, B.B.A. in management, died March 21, 2016, at age 69.

Vickie Lynn Thomas Donegan, M.A. in education, died Jan. 21, 2015, at age 64.

Victor Gaenzel, B.B.A. in accounting, died April 10, 2011, at age 65.

James Michael Glennon, B.B.A. in accounting, died Oct. 16, 2014, at age 87.

Donald Joseph Hague, B.A. in English, M.A. in education ’84, died Feb. 5, 2015, at age 86.

Bivian Lee Kane, B.A. in psychology, died May 12, 2015, at age 70.

Gilbert Salazar, B.S. in biology, died Aug. 26, 2016, at age 57. A doctor who worked in family medicine for 28 years, he also enjoyed listening to heavy metal music, playing pool, and reading.

Mary Emma Solis, M.A. in bicultural bilingual studies, died Oct. 20, 2015, at age 82.

Cynthia Ann Keller Wallace, B.A. in early childhood education, M.A. in education ’86, died Nov. 7, 2016, at age 56.

1982

*Olga Arrese, B.A. in psychology, died April 17, 2017, at age 63. Born in Chile to Basque immigrants and raised in the United States, she was dedicated to helping people in dire circumstances. After graduating from UTSA she became a marriage, family, and child counselor. She lived in Redlands, Calif., for the last 16 years of her life. She often painted and wrote creative pieces inspired by the poverty of her childhood, her mother’s untimely death, and the horrors her father escaped in the Spanish Civil War.

Teresa (Terry) Katherine Thompson Carter, M.A. in education, died April 18, 2016, at age 71.

Kay Cockrell-Dills, B.S. in applied science, died March 5, 2016, at age 69.

Kathleen Marie Furukawa, B.A. in sociology, died April 26, 2015, at age 69.

David Thomas Lawhon, B.S. in applied science, died Aug. 25, 2015, at age 60.

*Dennis Clair McCoy, B.B.A. in management, died April 8, 2017, at age 81. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years an intelligence analyst. A highly decorated senior master sergeant, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and served during both the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He worked for an additional 20 years in civil service after earning his degree at UTSA. He served as post commander of the San Antonio VFW No. 9174 and as president of his HOA, Green Glen Acres.

*Doris Alice Pedersen, M.A. in education, died May 22, 2017, at age 89. She dedicated her life to teaching emotionally disturbed children, both in Pennsylvania and Texas. She retired from the North Side Independent School district in San Antonio at the age of 65 but continued substitute teaching until the age of 79.

Mark David Russell, B.S. in math, computer science and systems design, died April 22, 2016, at age 59.

Patricia L. Saunders, M.A. in education, at age 65.

Billy (Bill) Joe Sayers, M.A. in history, died Nov. 26, 2015, at age 86. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and received a Purple Heart.

Kathryn Seipp, B.B.A. in accounting, died Sept. 29, 2016, at age 56. She was a lifelong resident of San Antonio and enjoyed arts and crafts as well as bowling and fishing. She was a member of the choir at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church.

1983

*John M. Arévalo, M.A. in history, died July 16, 2017, at age 67. He taught history at Harlandale High School for nearly 41 years. He was the vice chairman of the advisory council for the Hispanic Student Success Program for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, was the recipient of the Golden Rule Award, and was interviewed on Good Morning America. He was the proud father of Diana Arévalo, who would also graduate from UTSA before becoming a Texas state representative.

Buryl Dean (Bid) Conger, B.A. in history, died July 3, 2015, at age 85. He was an avid photographer. While working in Japan, at the urging of a friend, Conger entered a photography contest and as a result, the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art displayed two of his works. As project photographer on the Rio Azul archaeological excavations in Guatemala, two of Conger’s photographs also appeared in the April 1986 edition of National Geographic.

Joanne S. Connelly, M.B.A., died on Aug. 26, 2014, at age 67.

*Albert Michael Contreras, B.A. in political science, died Feb. 10, 2017, at age 66. He was a proud UTSA alumnus who successfully encouraged his two children and one grandchild to follow in his footsteps and attend his alma mater.

Robert E. James, B.A. in criminal justice, died July 31, 2008, at age 71.

*Thomas W. Jones, B.B.A. in management, B.B.A. in accounting ’84, died Jan. 15, 2017, at age 74. He served as a member of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade in the Vietnam War during 1965 and 1966. He retired from the U.S. Army as a master sergeant in 1980. He retired from the Internal Revenue Service and as president of the National Treasury Employees Union Chapter 52 in 2005.

Linda Patricia Gregory Koehler, B.A. in early childhood education, died May 15, 2014, at age 66.

Patric McNulla, M.B.A. in business administration, died Oct. 18, 2016, at age 78. A retired U.S. Air Force captain and veteran of 23 years, he was also a doting father and grandfather. In retirement, he enjoyed bluegrass music, his dogs, and traveling.

James R. Miller, B.A. in sociology, died Oct. 30, 2014, at age 74.

*Herbert A. Mueller, M.A. in environmental studies, died Sept. 4, 2017, at age 72. He reached the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. National Guard before earning a bachelor’s degree at Southwest Texas University and becoming a planner for San Antonio Water System, where he retired in 2011. He was very active at Christ Lutheran Church and led their Habitat for Humanity program. He was also codirector of the Children’s Garden and served on the board of the Botanical Center.

Crawford (Jay) Reeder, B.A. in economics, died Aug. 21, 2015, at age 60.

*Jennifer Ray Rosanbalm, M.B.A. in business, died Dec. 12, 2016, at age 61. She worked at USAA for 23 years before making a drastic career change. She became a teacher at Dilley High School, where she was affectionately known by students and staff as Mrs. Rosie.

Daniel Saenz III, B.B.A. in management, died Jan. 17, 2015, at age 69.

Betty Jean Corbin Statler, B.A. in English, died on July 19, 2014, at age 78.

Nettie Francis Alex Trawick, B.A. in political science, died Jan. 9, 2016, at age 56.

Dorinda Dee (Rindee) Tyson, B.B.A. in management, died Jan. 31, 2016, at age 69. Rindee was a descendant of Antonio Menchaca, whose family was among the first settlers in San Antonio.

1984

Lisa Carol Real Ahlert, B.B.A. in management, died Aug. 8, 2015, at age 52.

Mary Damsgaard, M.B.A. in business, died Feb. 22, 2016, at age 64. Damsgaard dedicated her career to United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, including several vice president positions.

James L. Hudson, M.P.A. in public administration, died Nov. 13, 2015, at age 85.

Warren Kelley Jr., B.B.A. in accounting, died Dec. 23, 2009, at age 49.

Patricia McDonald, M.A. in history, died Sept. 29, 2016, at age 79. She had a passion for Texas history and taught that subject for 36 years at Northeast Independent School District.

Richard J. Nagelhout, M.A. in education, died April 3, 2015, at age 71.

*John Michael Pickett, M.A. in environmental studies, died Aug. 19, 2017, at age 77. After earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wichita State University in 1963, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War and retiring as a captain. In 1970 he began a 25-year career with the San Antonio Fire Department and became head of the Fire Science program. After retirement he started a company that helped first responders identify and handle explosives in addition to writing and publishing a book titled Explosive Identification Guide in 1999.

John Redmon, B.B.A. in management, died Oct. 27, 2016, at age 73. He served in the Army as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War. He retired from civil service work after 32 years and the Army after 38 years.

Armando G. Uribe, B.B.A. in accounting, died Oct. 20, 2015, at age 67.

1985

Arthur G. Augustine, B.B.A. in accounting, died June 1, 2015, at age 58.

*Monica Paez Bratz, B.B.A. in finance, died June 7, 2017, at age 53. Her sons, Adam and Erik Bratz, also attended UTSA.

James Lee Espinosa, B.S. in math, died March 31, 2015, at age 52.

Paul Joseph Franklin, B.S. in chemistry, died April 21, 2008, at age 47.

Erika Rose Haffner, B.A. in psychology, died on Aug. 9, 2014, at age 54.

Larry S. Lamoureaux, B.S. in electrical engineering, M.B.A. in business '91, M.S. in electrical engineering '02, died March 4, 2016, at age 62.

Rosalinda Molina, M.A. in education, died April 10, 2016, at age 65.

Frances Jean Queen Touby, M.A. in education and former Institute of Texan Cultures docent, died May 22, 2015, at age 88.

Mary I. Travers, M.A. in English, died June 24, 2015, at age 86. She was born in Bayside, N.Y. and moved to San Antonio in 1951 with her husband, Douglas N. Travers. She was the niece of the 1920s sports cartoonist Thomas Aloysius (Tad) Dorgan.

Julie Lynn Willard-Mikell, B.B.A. in management, died March 4, 2008, at age 43.

*Rochelle Bargsley Whitmore, B.B.A. in accounting, died April 2, 2017, at age 87. As a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Sigma Iota Epsilon while at UTSA, she remained active in several organizations after college. She belonged to the Castle Hills Garden Club, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Revolution, San Antonio Conservation Society, and the LOLITS Luncheon Club.

Nina Marjorie Krueger Zimmermann, M.A. in education, died Nov. 3, 2014, at age 85.

1986

*Billie Mae Rogge Bilhartz, B.A. in English, died Aug. 20, 2017, at age 90. She was an accomplished vocalist who started out singing at weddings and funerals. She would eventually go on to perform as a soloist at the Navy Chapel in Washington, D.C., and sing with the Heidelberg Choir in Germany for performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. While living in London she sang with the Royal Choral Society at the Royal Albert Hall. She was also passionate about heritage and was actively involved in several historical societies and foundations.

Curtis D. Ford, B.S. in electrical engineering, died Jan. 25, 2015, at age 58.

*Stephen Rene Hernandez, B.B.A. in management, died Jan. 21, 2017, at age 56.

David H. Honermann, B.A. in political science, died Dec. 28, 2015, at age 77. In 1961 as a young airman he was diagnosed with throat cancer and the doctors didn’t give him very good odds. Honermann beat those odds and the U.S. Air Force selected him to attend Yale to study Chinese linguistics. He went on to serve 20 years with tours in Vietnam and Korea, among other places.

*Arturo Jimenez, B.S. in biology, died June 23, 2017, at age 54. He was an educator for 22 years at George Washington Middle School in Laredo, where he was recognized with multiple Golden Apple awards. He was also a beloved summer camp instructor at Lamar Bruni Vergara Environmental Science Center, where he taught campers the value of wildlife and the environment.

1987

Giles Babb, M.S. in natural resources, died July 30, 2015, at age 55.

Mary Reid Mason, B.A. in psychology, died Feb. 26, 2011, at age 48.

Norman H. Riebe, B.B.A. in management, died Sept. 25, 2015, at age 50.

Donna V. Ruiz, B.A. in criminal justice, died April 1, 2008, at age 45.

Alice Kay Urbanowicz, B.A. in sociology, died March 15, 2016, at age 76.

Timothy Daniel Watson, B.S. in math and computer science, died June 2, 2016, at age 52.

1988

Carlos René Canseco, B.B.A. in finance, died Feb. 21, 2016, at age 57.

Ray T. Garcia, B.F.A. in art, died Aug. 21, 2016, at age 62.

Stacia Lee Gray, B.A. in English, died Oct. 26, 2016, at age 62.

Sherman Paul Guenther, B.B.A. in accounting, died June 2, 2016, at age 62.

Mary Shoquist Hiller, B.B.A. in accounting, died Oct. 9, 2016, at age 72. She loved and enjoyed her grandsons more than words can say, and enjoyed extensive travel, gardening, supporting peace and justice issues, and spending time with family and friends.

Rosendo Martinez Jr., B.B.A. in accounting, died March 24, 2015, at age 60.

Victoria Osborne, M.A. in Spanish, died July 24, 2015, at age 70.

*Amy Lynn Poerner, B.A. in early childhood elementary education, died Aug. 8, 2014, at age 74. She was a teacher at Devine Elementary School for 20 years.

Gloria Pollock, B.A. in political science, died Aug. 1, 2016, at age 88. She had nine children, completing her college education and beginning her first teaching job at age 60. She taught third grade in a San Antonio charter school until age 85. She also tutored after school to help students who needed extra help. She loved gardening, cooking, traveling, and reading.

Jeffrey Lee Pyle, B.S. in biology, died Oct. 13, 2015, at age 50.

Clarence “Shan” Schanding Jr., B.S. in mathematics, died Sept. 9, 2014, at age 69.

*Paul Loring Westerfield, B.S. in geology, died June 17, 2008, at age 55.

1989

Raymond Darrell Barnes, B. A. in history, died Feb. 10, 2015, at age 72.

*Diana Gonzalez Churak, B.B.A. in management, died Jan. 6, 2017, at age 60.

Joseph Loyd Ebbecke, B.S., died May 24, 2014, at age 60.

Susie R. Greene, B.A. in early childhood education, died July 19, 2014, at age 80.

Bonnie Jean Farris Jackson, B.A. in English, died Aug. 8, 2014, at age 80.

Wayne Thomas Jansen, B.B.A. in management, died March 16, 2015, at age 50.

John (Mike) Koiner, B.A. in criminal justice, died Jan. 15, 2016, at age 49. As a clinical director at Roy Maas Youth Alternatives, Koiner worked with hundreds of troubled and abused youth to provide a stabilized living environment.

Guadalupe (Lupita) Loftis, B.A. in early childhood elementary education, died Dec. 24, 2006, at age 57.

David H. Medina, B.B.A. in accounting, died May 28, 2014, at age 51.

Michael Don Middleton, B.F.A. in art and design, died Sept. 29, 2015, at age 62

Warren Dale Miller, B.A. in anthropology, M.A. in history '92, died Sept. 30, 2009, at age 49.

Edward Allan Small, B.S. in mathematics, computer and design systems, died Sept. 9, 2014, at age 70.

Sherwood Resing Wu, B.B.A. in accounting, died Sept. 8, 2016, at age 59. She had a passion for travel and among her adventures, she visited the Galapagos Islands, Greece, and Egypt.

1990

Alice Allen, B.A. in early childhood elementary education, died Oct. 24, 2014, at age 66.

Heloise Salisbury Donaldson Baker, B.B.A. in finance, died Aug. 3, 2014, at age 56.

Roger Briggs, B.B.A. in accounting, died June 5, 2014, at age 51.

Susan Louise Cates, B.A. in early childhood elementary education, died Sept. 29, 2014, at age 63.

*Patricia Ann Dean-Ruiz, B.B.A. in accounting, died March 10, 2017, at age 48. She was a partner for Tanner & Dean-Ruiz Accounting.

Jo Ann Ehrlich Dickinson, B.B.A. in accounting, died Oct. 9, 2016. She enjoyed traveling, photography, dancing, playing poker, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Dallas Cowboys. She was a kidney donor and advocate for organ donation.

Mary Lou Guadarrama, M.A. in education, died April 25, 2006, at age 50.

Thomas Benyon Lovelace, B.S. in mechanical engineering, died March 12, 2015, at age 64.

*Linda Jean Proft, B.S. in computer science, died March 17, 2017, at age 51. She started her career at Datapoint and then went on to work at USAA for the next 22 years. She loved reading, exploring nature, and adopted many animals throughout her life.

Paula J. Ramsay, B.B.A. in accounting, died Jan. 13, 2015, at age 46. She was born at Fort Polk, La., to an Army family. Ramsay was a dyslexia therapist and had completed her certification through the Scottish Rite for teaching students affected by dyslexia.

Robin Winter Schulze, B.S. in mathematics, B.S. in biology '92, died Feb. 18, 2016, at age 51. He was devoted to education and was completing a doctoral degree at UTSA while serving as a lecturer in the computer science department.

Judith Spruce, B.A. in early childhood elementary education, died Aug. 4, 2016, at age 75. She was married for 54 years and was an integral part of husband William’s foreign service career. They were posted in Mexico City, Singapore, Burma, Geneva, London, and Washington, D.C. She loved classical music, gourmet cooking, tennis, and travel.

MaryAnn Stafford, B.A. in sociology, M.A. ’93 in education, died April 15, 2016, at age 51. She was an employee with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Child Care Licensing division for more than 16 years and served the Houston and Austin areas as an inspector, supervisor, and case analyst.

1991

Doris Vickery Cox, B.A. in English, M.A. in English ’98, died May 6, 2015, at age 51.

Edward (Eddie) Felan Jr., B.A. in psychology, died Nov. 2, 2015, at age 50.

Heidi Jones Mitchell, B.A. in psychology, died Oct. 24, 2015, at age 76. She was a talented artist who taught china painting and exhibited at art shows.

Lisa Wilson Moss, B.A. in English, died Oct. 1, 2015, at age 46.

Gabriela M. Perez, B.A. in English, died Sept. 19, 2014, at age 54.

John T. Smith, B.F.A. in art, died Nov. 10, 2016, at age 59.

James Gregory Williams, B.B.A. in management, died July 14, 2016, at age 64. During his life, he wore many hats—army sergeant, recreational sailor, tinker (auto repair), tailor (clothing sales), and everything related to construction. He was a collector of tools, guns, compasses, and antique straight razors.

1992

Valentin Aguilar III, B.A. in interdisciplinary studies, died Aug. 10, 2016, at age 50.

Cheryl Caldwell, B.A. in interdisciplinary studies, M.A. in education ’94, died Jan. 18, 2016, at age 73. She worked as a stenographer in the Panama Canal Zone, and while her first husband was stationed at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines, she volunteered to care for Vietnamese orphans who had fled across the South China Sea after the fall of Saigon.

Steven Michael Guajardo, B.S. in civil engineering, died Feb. 19, 2015, at age 50.

Ruth Paula Spoon Harris Jennings, B.A. in history, died April 20, 2016, at age 68.

*Sandra Fitzpatrick March, B.B.A. in marketing, died May 31, 2017, at age 67. She worked in civil service for most of her life, excelling to the post of Army auditor.

Susan E. Roberson, B.B.A. in accounting, died Dec. 21, 2014, at age 51.

Bruce D. Roberts, B.B.A. in management, died July 28, 2014, at age 48.

1993

Kimberly Gildart Blodgett, B.A. in criminal justice, died March 1, 2013, at age 45.

Kenneth Dickerson, B.B.A. in accounting, died June 22, 2014, at age 53.

Donald Dykes, B.A. in political science, died July 19, 2016, at age 46.

Frank Edward Garcia, B.B.A. in accounting, died May 6, 2015, at age 48.

*Portia Kaye Powell, B.A. in anthropology, died April 10, 2017, at age 75. She treasured learning her entire life, so much so that she researched her genealogy back to the late 1600s.

Michele Rymal, M.B.A. in business, died Sept. 19, 2016, at age 54. She had a love of cooking, and the highlight of her day was preparing a fantastic meal.

Margaret Salazar, M.A. in Spanish, died April 11, 2016, at age 61.

Carlos Gonzales Sanchez, B.A. in sociology, died Oct. 24, 2016, at age 66. He was the ninth of 10 children. After high school, he enlisted in the Army and was stationed at Fort Bliss and in Germany. He later was licensed by the state of Texas as a certified counselor and social worker.

*Richard Stuart Teitz, M.P.A. in public administration, died June 19, 2017, at age 74. He spent more than 30 years in museum administration, including as director of the Worcester Art Museum, the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, and the Denver Art Museum. He later settled in San Antonio, where he was the first professional director of the Alamo, and later the director of institutional advancement at St. Philips College. Following retirement, he realized a long-delayed dream of joining the Peace Corps, where he volunteered in Panama. He ran 173 marathons in his lifetime, including in Boston, New York, and Capetown, South Africa. He also completed a sailing trip across the Atlantic to the Azores of Portugal in 2011 with his sister, Louise, and friends.

Jo Lynn Timmermann, B.B.A. in accounting, died June 16, 2010, at age 52.

*Bub Warren Vickers, M.F.A. in art, died May 1, 2017, at age 69. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1971. He was inducted into the Western Artists of America in 2012 and was the owner of Cowboy Bronze in Fredericksburg.

1994

Henry Herbert Gonzales III, B.B.A. in information systems, died April 26, 2015, at the age 62.

Norma Aida Guerra, B.A. in interdisciplinary studies, died Oct. 14, 2014, at age 48.

Lawrence “Chris” Hagberg, B.B.A. in accounting, died April 15, 2015, at age 72.

Chris E. Loyd, B.A. in political science, died July 12, 2014, at age 54.

*Robert “Steven” Lozano, B.A. in American studies, died April 21, 2017, at age 54.

Julius V. Weilbacher, B.A. in criminal justice, died July 9, 2014, at age 44.

1995

*Jeffery Weyman Adamek, M.S. in computer science, died Jan. 29, 2008, at age 43. He was a computer software engineer for Rash Tax Co. in Dallas.

*Robert Hyatt Albright, M.M. in music, died March 19, 2017, at age 54. He served as a choir director in the North East Independent School District at Bradley Middle School, Lee High School, and Churchill High School. He also served as a director of fine arts for the Southwest and San Antonio independent school districts, in addition to holding roles as the choir director at Northwood Presbyterian Church and at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Arturo Benitez, B.S. in mathematics, died Aug. 22, 2015, at age 44.

*Tellecia Marie Brown, B.A. in criminal justice, died June 11, 2016, at age 45. She was a teacher for the San Antonio Independent School District for 10 years.

Kenneth Lloyd Buckland, B.B.A. in management, died May 21, 2007, at age 36.

Sandra Jean Castilleja, B.A. in interdisciplinary studies, died July 29, 2016, at age 45.

Manuel C. Cerda III, B.B.A. in personnel/human resource management, died May 18, 2014, at age 49.

Richard Brian Forsythe, B.B.A. in accounting, died July 24, 2014, at age 51.

Rose M. Vasquez, B.A. in political science, died Aug. 17, 2015, at age 44.

1996

Dana Smith-Anderson, B.A. in interdisciplinary studies, died May 8, 2014, at age 45.

Michael Chilcutt, B.A. in criminal justice, M.P.A. ’08 in public administration, died July 20, 2016, at age 43. He worked a variety of roles in law enforcement and eventually became chief of police for VIA Metropolitan Transit. He was an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Texas Police Association, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, among others.

Cynthia Colleen Lopez, B.A. in English, died Dec. 19, 2015, at age 55.

*Antonio S. Martinez, B.A. in interdisciplinary studies, died March 4, 2017, at age 54. He was an elementary school teacher in Houston. He enjoyed writing screenplays, drinking coffee, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.

*Mariana Sculos Ornelas, M.A. in Spanish, died March 6, 2017, at age 67. She worked closely with Willie Velasquez as part of the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project. She was a board member of the Esperanza Center, as a neighborhood advocate, and as a member of the San Antonio Zoning Commission, where she saved neighborhoods, streets, and trees for District 1. She was a professor of humanities at Palo Alto College for 20 years, where she was central to the development of the Mexican American studies program. She was also an accomplished pianist and harpist.

Jack Ernest Scott III, B.B.A in management science, died Feb. 9, 2016, at age 59.

Sharon Shasteen, B.B.A. in information systems, died Aug. 24, 2015, at age 54.

Melanie Lynn Winsett, B.A. in psychology, died Oct. 27, 2014, at age 43.

Todd “Woody” Woodcock, B.B.A. in marketing, died June 26, 2016, at age 43. After graduating from East Central High School, he attended UTSA and ultimately joined the San Antonio Fire Department, where he worked for 17 years, becoming a lieutenant. He had been diagnosed with leukemia in 2014.

1997

Debra Goode, B.B.A. in management science, died Dec. 7, 2015, at age 63. She had a love for music that began at an early age. Goode became an accomplished pianist and enjoyed playing the piano and singing in the choir at Bandera United Methodist Church.

Melissa Kim Key, B.B.A in accounting, died Aug. 16, 2014, at age 44.

Mary Jane Murphy, B.A. in interdisciplinary studies, died July 31, 2014, at age 61.

Joseph T. Stein, B.A. in Spanish, died Dec. 14, 2011, at age 70.

Jennifer Vela, B.A. in psychology, died Aug. 5, 2016, at age 47. She loved all animals, especially cats, and enjoyed hiking with her family at Lost Maples State Park.

1998

Matthew Robert Gill, B.B.A. in information systems, died Dec. 13, 2014, at age 45.

Johnnie Allen Young, B.S. in kinesiology, died Jan. 22, 2015, at age 63.

1999

Antonio Lorenzo Alvarez, B.S. in mechanical engineering, died Aug. 28, 2014, at age 61.

Rena Gail (McGhee) Boggs, M.P.A. in public administration, died March 27, 2016, at age 57. She loved and became skilled at cross-stitching, scrapbooking, and greeting card making.

Michael Cavanaugh, M.B.A. in business, died Nov. 6, 2013, at age 53.

Erik Gallegos, B.S. in biology, died April 17, 2015, at age 39.

Tamra Hoggatt, B.A. in psychology, MA in counseling '10 died April 21, 2016, at age 48.

Helen Lorraine Madigan, B.A. in psychology, died Dec. 19, 2014, at age 59.

2000

Harold Wayne Anderson, M.A. in history, died July 5, 2014, at age 67.

Julie Sloane Corbett, B.A. in criminal justice, died Feb. 20, 2015, at age 71.

*Kelly Ann Pearce Huber, B.B.A. in management, died Dec. 29, 2016, at age 40. She worked for Aetna for more than 23 years, most notably as the senior director of national producer programs, in which she led a team responsible for managing and supporting all incentive and compensation programs in Aetna business lines. She was active in the Girl Scouts and her neighborhood swimming program.

Angela Lucille Immer, B.B.A. in marketing, died July 16, 2016, at age 49. She often volunteered at Habitat for Humanity and helped homeless animals.

*Cordelia Muñoz, B.A. in psychology, M.A. in counseling ’04, died June 3, 2017, at age 39. She was the regional program specialist for the Texas Workforce Commission.

Christine “Christy” Schmidt, B.S. in mathematics, M.S. ’03, died Oct. 1, 2014, at age 36.

James Dean Steger, B.A. in sociology with a minor in women and gender studies, M.S. ’02 in sociology, died Nov. 3, 2016, at age 39.

Siobhan Majella Swanson, B.S. in biology, died May 25, 2016, at age 56.

2001

Susan Elizabeth Mayfield, M.A. in counseling, died April 11, 2015, at age 57.

Huengland H. (Mac) McIntyre, B.B.A. in information systems, died Feb. 26, 2007, at age 37.

Leticia G. Vasquez, B.B.A. in management, died Dec. 9, 2009, at age 44.

2002

Robert James Amitrani, B.S. in kinesiology, died July 31, 2015, at age 42.

*Sylvia Ann Hernandez, B.A. in political science, died Dec. 28, 2016, at age 52.

Nathan (Nate) Murray, B.A. in history, died Aug. 17, 2015, at age 45. One of four San Antonio police officers wounded in an early-morning shootout in 2003, Murray survived his injuries and a stroke and later retired to a country life with a couple of faithful dogs. Interim Police Chief Anthony Treviño lauded him, saying, “Nate was a true fighter and hero until the very end. A hero remembered never dies.”

*Christopher DeJohn Thomas, B.B.A. in finance, died July 3, 2017, at age 38. He was a manager at an H-E-B store and an active guitar player for the youth ministry at Shearer Hills Baptist Church.

2003

*Hayde Garza-McCabe, B.S. in biology, died July 19, 2017, at age 35. She went on to earn a D.D.S. from the school of dentistry at UT Health San Antonio. She was a passionate pediatric dentist who provided care to children in San Antonio and two Alaskan communities.

*Anne Louise Grieder Green, B.B.A. in general business, died July 25, 2017, at age 39. She was an insurance broker for USAA as well as a fitness and nutrition enthusiast who spent much of her free time at Big Sky Gym in Simsbury.

*Alfredo Tristan Moncada, B.S. in kinesiology, M.A. in adult and higher education ’07, died Aug. 12, 2017, at age 49.

Deborah Mulkey Ebbecke, B.B.A. in accounting, died Jan. 24, 2015, at age 49.

Donald R. Pipkin, B.A. in philosophy, died Sept. 1, 2011, at age 61.

Sonja Sanchez, B.S. in health, died March 7, 2015, at age 51.

Robert H. Taber, B.A. in history, died July 25, 2014, at age 49.

Lorraine M. Trevino, B.S. in architecture, died Dec. 20, 2015, at age 44.

2004

*Jack Clifford Edwards, B.B.A. in information systems, died Feb. 20, 2011, at age 44.

Richard Herrera, B.B.A. in marketing, died Jan. 29, 2015, at age 54.

*Dorothy Ann Kyle, M.A. in adult and higher education, died March 16, 2017, at age 62. Her favorite hobbies included fishing, painting, sewing, crochet, softball, board games, ceramics, diving, boating, and planting flowers.

Shea Alan Lux, B.B.A. in general business, died Nov. 22, 2014, at age 35.

Lorrie Gail Ozbey, B.A. in anthropology, died July 25, 2014, at age 46.

*Richard Lee Schneider Jr., B.A. in psychology, died May 7, 2017, at age 41. He entered the U.S. Army in 1996 as a combat medic. He went on to be a highly decorated combat officer and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 2004 as a medical service officer. He reached the rank of captain before going to Iraq. For his military service Schneider was awarded Master Parachutist, the Bronze Star, and a Meritorious Service Medal for his service in Iraq as part of a joint U.S.-Iraqi combat team.

Patti Marie Smith, B.B.A. in marketing, died July 23, 2015, at age 38.

2005

Mark Anthony Martinez, B.B.A. in information systems, died May 13, 2014, at age 39.

*James M. Nyondo, B.B.A. in management, died July 17, 2015, at age 47. He was a lawyer, development worker, and trained theologian who ran for president of his native Malawi as an independent candidate in 2009 and as a representative of the National Salvation Front (NASAF) in 2014.

Silvia M. Pena, B.B.A. in management, died July 31, 2014, at age 65.

2006

Shawna Elaine Koehler, B.S. in biology, died Aug. 26, 2015, at age 32.

Elizabeth Sanchez, M.A. in education, died Oct. 5, 2016, at age 56. She was retired from the San Antonio Independent School District after 28 years.

Jonathan “Aquaman” P. Vela, B.A. in political science, died Aug. 8, 2014, at age 38.

Kayla Weed, B.A. in philosophy, died Feb. 23, 2016, at age 33.

2007

Jose (Joe) G. Calderon, B.B.A. in information systems, died Oct. 29, 2015, at age 47.

Samantha Elizabeth Dean, B.A. in criminal justice, B.A. in psychology, died Feb. 4, 2015, at age 29.

David Lamar Worth, B.A. in interdisciplinary studies, died March 27, 2015, at age 60.

2008

*Jennifer Ann Burke, B.A. in interdisciplinary studies, died Dec. 26, 2016, at age 35. She had a lifelong passion for teaching and enjoyed spending time with children.

Peter Duque De Estrada IV, B.A. in criminal justice, died Sept. 14, 2015, at age 35.

Rocio Lockwood, B.A. in interdisciplinary studies, died Nov. 3, 2015, at age 54.

2009

*Joseph A. Brown, M.A. in history, died April 14, 2017, at age 83. After serving as a priest for eight years, he was a manager of personnel for United Nuclear Corp. and Commonwealth Oil, before retiring as manager of compensation and benefits for Cullen Frost Bankers in 2001. He was also an adjunct professor of history, philosophy, and religious studies for the University of the Incarnate Word from 1998 to 2016.

Mario Ulysses Lopez, B.S. in mathematics, died Jan. 31, 2015, at age 28.

*Claude Herman Monroe, B.B.A. in general business, died Aug. 10, 2017, at age 51. He worked at the Southwest Research Institute for nearly 15 years as the supervisor for the IT support group. He was also a master mason and a volunteer for several charitable organizations.

Cesar Rainier Rivera, M.A. in education counseling, died April 26, 2014, at age 32.

Leo Edward Stevenson, B.A. in history, died June 23, 2016, at age 86. He served several years in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot in command of the B-36 bomber and later worked as a civil servant for 31 years. At age 72 he decided to go back to college and was determined to graduate before 80, which he did, at age 79.

2010

Ronald L. Seaman, M.S. in statistics, died Feb. 6, 2016, at age 68. For the past five years he led the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Central Texas Chapter and he was a member since 1968. As the IEEE Central Texas Chapter student liaison, Seaman influenced more than 5,000 young and future engineers in the area's K-12 schools and major universities. He was a devoted and accomplished individual who loved the pursuit of scientific discovery.

2011

*Esmeralda Guajardo, B.S. in criminal justice, died May 12, 2017, at age 29. She was a medical assistant who was attending nursing school. She was also a strong advocate for animals and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and Rampage.

*Paras R. Patel, B.A. in history, died July 18, 2017, at age 30.

2012

*David Forrest Haddock, B.A. in political science, died May 6, 2017, at age 28. A San Antonio native with a special interest in probate law, he went on to graduate from law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2016.

Steven Koenig, M.A. in history, died Nov. 30, 2015, at age 69. Koenig had a successful career in aviation sales that allowed him to take off on a three-year adventure in England working for Rolls-Royce Engines. After retirement, he spent time volunteering with the San Antonio Food Bank, as a member of the Dominion Rotary Club, and also served on the Alamo Colleges Foundation Board. His calling for philanthropic causes kept him busy, and Koenig always said he was too busy to play golf.

Destiny Nichols, B.A. in communication, died Oct. 19, 2016, at age 30.

*Linda Joyce Rasmussen, B.A. in women’s studies, died May 13, 2017, at age 70. She worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio before becoming the owner of a real estate services company.

2013

David Allan Tedesco, M.B.A., died Oct. 3, 2014, at age 58.

2014

*Jack Harrison Freeman, B.B.A. in marketing, died May 14, 2017, at age 29. He was a member of the UTSA men’s golf team. Three months after his younger brother, Hunt Freeman, died as the result of a heroin overdose, he succumbed to the very same drug. His parents urge others to openly discuss drugs, alcohol, and choices with their loved ones in an effort to lessen the intolerable pain that addiction wreaks.

2015

Joseph Jaramillo, B.S. civil engineering, died Nov. 27, 2016, at age 34. After several years in the Navy, he attended UTSA, studying hard and taking no time off between semesters. He was proud to have followed in his dad’s footsteps in getting an engineering degree. After graduating, he accepted a job at Texas Department of Transportation in Houston and worked on redesigning freeways and drainage systems.

2016

Bobby Brannon Tidwell, B.A. in geology, died May 10, 2016, at age 36. An Air Force veteran, he had deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan during his nine years of service. He spent countless hours with his daughter building forts, drawing pictures, coloring, watching movies, reading stories, going on walks, and sharing silly moments.

2017

*Dominiq Amir Castillo Porterfield, who was pursuing a degree at UTSA, died Sept. 3, 2016, at age 19. He was a Virginia native working toward a degree in business management. He enjoyed many outdoor sports and was a member of the UTSA Velox Club Ultimate Frisbee.

*David James Tse, who attended UTSA, died July 18, 2017, at age 23. He was the founder, owner, and CEO of Vesuvian Interactive, a video game design and virtual reality company. He was working on a zombie apocalypse survival video game for VR headsets before he died. His father, James Tse Sr., and his mother, Melissa Hurtubise Tucker, are both UTSA alumni.


Faculty and Friends

Richard E.W. “Dick” Adams, retired professor emeritus in anthropology, died June 2, 2015, at age 83.

*Ronald Laird Bagley, retired professor of mechanical engineering, died May 4, 2017, at age 69. He joined UTSA in 1995 after serving 24 years as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force. His research focused primarily on the application of fractional calculus to analyze the viscoelasticity of materials and assist with vibration damping. His patented work helped reduce deterioration caused by vibrations in turbomachinery and his top five papers have been cited in other published works more than 4,000 times. As chair of master's thesis and doctoral dissertation committees, he also spent countless hours advising and working alongside his students.

Jesse A. Baker Jr., creator of the Endowed UTSA Construction Management degree scholarship program, died Sept. 23, 2016, at age 89. He spent more than 60 years in home building and serving in various associations. He served as chairman of the College of Business Advisory Council and shared his wisdom as a member of the UTSA and Trinity University Home Builders Advisory Councils. As a result of his talents and leadership, he was inducted into the National Housing Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C., and Texas Housing Hall of Honor in Austin.

George Andrew Bergquist, academic adviser for the College of Education and Human Development, died May 9, 2014, at age 55.

*Jean Anne Bolton, retired administrative assistant for the Department of Management and Marketing, died June 8, 2017, at age 80. She was also a member of Northside Baptist Church, where she was the church secretary.

Gunhild Irmgard Chuber, who taught in the department of modern languages and literatures for nearly four decades, died Oct. 16, 2014, at age 79.

Jan Yestingsmeier Guynes Clark, retired professor and former chair of the information systems and cyber security department which she played a key role in establishing, died March 2, 2015, at age 65.

Bob W. Coleman, donor of the Bob and Ann Coleman Scholarship, former member of the College of Business Advisory Council and UTSA Development Board, died July 12, 2014, at age 82.

*Michele Comley, former manager of the UTSA Library, died June 8, 2008, at age 47.

*Joy Corcoran, former director of the Student Health Center at UTSA, died Feb. 11, 2017, at age 90.

*Jean York Davenport, former director of teacher certification and placement, died Dec. 8, 2016, at age 93. After earning a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Indiana University, she took on teaching and administrative roles for a number of secondary schools in Michigan and Indiana, as well as the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Cincinnati, before becoming a professor at UTSA. She retired in 1979. She lectured and gave workshops throughout the U.S. on educational and curriculum topics. She published 32 books, contributed chapters to 10 collected works and published numerous teaching manuals and pamphlets. In 2014, she was honored by UTSA as a Founding Faculty in appreciation for her work in the development of the UTSA Education Department.

Dewey D. Davis, the first professor hired at UTSA and a creator of an endowed scholarship in secondary science teaching, died Sept. 17, 2014, at age 86.

*Roy H. “Skip” Eno Jr., former director of debate and faculty member in the Department of Communication, died May 11, 2017, at age 71. He was the director of forensics and debate at UTSA from 1982 to 2017. In that time, the UTSA debate team earned numerous awards including several regional and national championships. He was named Coach of the Year by the Southern Speech Association and All-Star Coach by the CEDA South-Central Region in 1996. He received UTSA’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1999. After the turn of the century, he also won the Brownlee Award for Lifetime Excellence in 2009, the Amy Fugate Leadership Award in 2010, the Dick Stine Coaching Award in 2011, and was the first recipient of the Jeff Jarmin Person of the Year Award in 2016.

Priscilla Pond Flawn, founding first lady of UTSA, died April 12, 2016, at age 89. She joined her husband Peter Flawn, former UTSA president, in building a new university from the ground up. There were only 25 employees when they arrived in San Antonio and five years later when they moved to Austin there were 7,000 students.

Richard H. French, retired professor in civil engineering, died Dec. 8, 2014, at age 67.

*Barbara Adams Harp, retired executive assistant at UTSA, died April 25, 2017, at age 71. She worked for the University of Texas System for 35 years, serving as an executive assistant to three UTSA presidents in addition to the executive director of the Institute of Texan Cultures. She retired in 2005.

*Cynthia Denise Hawkins, professor of creative writing and literature, died Feb. 16, 2017, at age 46. Her work was published in many literary journals and magazines, including ESPN: The Magazine, New World Writing, Passages North, The Emerson Review, The Tampa Review, and many others. Her short story collection, The Grace Suite, was a finalist for the Noemi Press Book Award and she was a two-time runner-up in Glimmer Train Press fiction contests. She sponsored the Creative Kindness project at UTSA, where she marshalled students to combat bullying and cyberbullying by rewarding acts of kindness with thank-you notes.

Petr Hochmann, retired professor of chemistry, died Nov. 1, 2014, at age 80.

Edward Douglas “Doug” Hodo, former dean of the College of Business, died Oct. 10, 2016, at age 81. He was hired as one of the founding members of UTSA in 1972 as the dean of the College of Business at the age of 38. He helped build the college, leading to its first accreditation. He served in that capacity for 15 years.

Wallace Mitchell Kirk, the warehouse manager for 24 years from 1997 to 2001, died May 11, 2015, at age 79.

*John H. Koiner, an instructor at UTSA, died March 4, 2017, at age 76. After serving as a special agent in the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigation for 20 years, he became a mental health counselor. He and his wife, Charlotte, owned and operated a Christian-based counseling center in San Antonio for 25 years before retiring in 2015.

Wayne Laughery, professor emeritus in education, died June 22, 2013, at age 90. He was one of the first faculty members at UTSA.

Henry Willard “Bill” Lende Jr., who created and endowed the 644-acre Cibolo Preserve that is used by UTSA researchers as a long-term study area, died Sept. 9, 2016, at age 78.

*David Gerald Lozano, former community services staff member in UTSA’s Institute for Economic Development, died June 5, 2017, at age 71. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served in the Vietnam War. He was actively involved in the Paricutin Civil and Educational Foundation, St. Padre Pio Catholic Church and the San Antonio Minority Business Development Agency Program.

Anne S. Marrou, docent at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, died Aug. 22, 2016, at age 96.

Frank D. Masch Jr., former visiting professor in earth and environmental science, died April 25, 2015, at age 82.

*Mark Alexander McBriarty, former assistant professor at UTSA, died Dec. 6, 2007, at age 70. He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

Margaret A. Metzger, former UTSA contracts specialist, died Sept. 21, 2014, at age 60.

*John Miller Morris, professor of geography, died Feb. 16, 2017, at age 64. He joined UTSA in 1991 as an adjunct lecturer. In 1994, he became an assistant professor and earned tenure in 1999. In 2010, the same year he won a Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, he was promoted to full professor. In 2012, he was selected to receive the Piper Professor Award for his dedication to the teaching profession and for outstanding academic, scientific and scholarly achievement. He authored and edited multiple books, including El Llano Estacado, which remains the definitive work on the history, geography, culture and peoples of that region. He also served as president of the West Texas Historical Association. Memorial contributions may be made on his behalf to the John Miller Morris UTSA Scholarship at https://giving.utsa.edu/Morris.

Charles Glenn Nail, administrative associate to in the campus police department, died Dec. 26, 2014, at age 53.

Dennis Olsen, retired professor emeritus in art and art history, died Nov. 26, 2015, at age 73. He won a Fulbright scholarship in 1967 to study printmaking in Florence, Italy, where he lived for 14 years. In 1970 he cofounded what is now called the Santa Reparata International School of Art. He taught classes there until 1981, when he returned to the United States to join UTSA. During his career, his prints, paintings, and drawings were exhibited in over 50 solo exhibitions and 110 group and invitational exhibitions in Europe, South America, and the United States, including the Smithsonian National Gallery of American Art.

*Daniel Franklin Parman, a philanthropist who frequently supported UTSA, died April 9, 2017, at age 81. After graduating from Texas A&I University in 1957 and serving in the U.S. Air Force, he became well-known for real estate development and his philanthropic efforts across the region. He served on various boards at UTSA and UT Health San Antonio, giving of his time and his business acumen in addition to monetary gifts. His pledge endowed a chair in applied mathematics at UTSA.

Charles Donald Porterfield, retired associate professor of management and marketing, died Jan. 29, 1992, at age 50.

William Douglas Reese, commander of AFROTC at UTSA and docent at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, died Sept. 7, 2016, at age 82.

Rae Rippitoe-Blair, former longtime UTSA women’s basketball coach, died June 27, 2014, at age 52.

Louis J. Rodriguez, the fourth person to be hired at UTSA, the first dean of the College of Business and later the vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculties, died Nov. 21, 2014, at age 81.

Ronald Houston Rogers, retired professor in criminal justice, died Jan. 24, 2016, at age 82. Rogers was the founder of the criminal justice program at UTSA. After retiring from teaching at UTSA in 2000, he continued to serve as a mentor to former students.

Perla Lucia Sarabia, who along with her husband Fermin Sarabia helped create and continually raise funds for UTSA’s Sarabia Family Counseling Center, died Nov. 3, 2016, at age 75. The center first opened in 2007 in the Guadalupe Community Center on San Antonio’s west side. It grew from a collaborative effort among Fermin, a professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; the UTSA College of Education and Human Development’s counseling department; and the Stardust Club, a nonprofit dedicated to education and philanthropy.

Berry Sutherland, retired professor emeritus in education and environmental studies, died Sept. 17, 2015, at age 83. He was among the first faculty members UTSA hired in 1972.

Miroslav Synek, retired physics professor, died May 10, 2016, at age 85. He was part of a group of theoretical physicists and physical chemists who brought the quantum theory into the computer age. This pioneering work became part of the foundation for computer-generated forecasting technology.

Brooks Thompson, former UTSA men’s basketball coach, died June 9, 2016, at age 45. Thompson coached 10 seasons at UTSA, leading the Roadrunners to the Southland Conference Tournament title and the school’s first NCAA tournament in 2011. During his career, he played for the Orlando Magic, Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, and New York Knicks. His family has established the Brooks Thompson Memorial Fund and donations to the fund will be used to support wounded veterans at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio and to support youth in the area who aspire to play basketball.

Curtis T. Vaughan Jr., former UTSA Development Board chair and donor of the Vaughan Family Endowed Professorship in Physics, died May 22, 2014, at age 87.

Judith “Judy” Weaver, retired administrative assistant in the dean’s office of the College of Business, died Jan. 1, 2015, at age 67.


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