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In Memoriam
Our recognition of members of the Roadrunner family

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1974

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

*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.

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

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.

*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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 M. McCartney, M.A. in education, died January 2015, at age 92. She was one of the first students in the master’s degree program at UTSA when the college opened and her photograph was displayed on campus for many years with that of other UTSA students. She was a retired teacher and worked in San Antonio Independent School District for 20 years.

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.

*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.

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

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.

*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

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.

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

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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

1986

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

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.

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.

*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.

1989

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

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.

*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.

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.

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.

*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.

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

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.

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

1995

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. Teaching was her passion and she taught for 10 years in San Antonio Independent School District.

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.

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.

*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.

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.

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.”

2003

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

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

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.

*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.

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

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

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

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.

2012

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.

2013

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

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.


Faculty and Friends

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

*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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

*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.

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

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.

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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