IOWA Magazine | 06-03-2019

In Memory Summer 2019


Gracka H. Quandt Gerardi (36BA) of Klemme, Iowa, on May 4, 2018. Maxine Bowie Thomas (39BSC) of Fort Dodge, Iowa, on June 4, 2018.


Glenn E. Blitgen (43BSC) of Marietta, New York, on May 2, 2018. Ralph Bohlin (41BA) of Coralville on Feb. 22, 2019. Doris J. Condit Bounds (48GN) of Nashville, Tennessee, on Jan. 18, 2019. Marian Brown Crabb (49BA) of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on May 8, 2018. William D. Day (47BSC) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Aug. 12, 2018. Mavis E. Nyman Herzberg (44BS, 44GN) of Johnston, Iowa, on May 18, 2018. Marilyn Holloway Horton (46CER) of Monon, Indiana, on May 27, 2018. Doris I. Lyon Jones (48BFA) of Loveland, Colorado, on July 25, 2018. Louis A. Kollmeyer (46MA) of Ellensburg, Washington, on April 14, 2018. Shirley A. Harper Reeves (47BA) of Annapolis, Maryland, on July 26, 2018. Ruth Beed Titus (40GN) of Amarillo, Texas, on July 24, 2018.


John S. Becic (57BSME) of Troy, Michigan, on April 16, 2018. Thomas A. Brown (53BA) of Des Moines, Washington, on May 7, 2018. Robert W. Burkhardt (53BSCE, 55MS) of Yucca Valley, California, on July 20, 2018. James Chimbidis (56BA) of Aurora, Illinois, on May 11, 2018. Ann Thornberry Dodderidge (51BA) of Venice, Florida, on May 12, 2018. Jay J. Duhigg (52LLB) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on May 8, 2018. B.J. England (56BA, 58MD) of Griswold, Iowa, on May 26, 2018. Ted F. Fay Jr. (59BA, 62JD) of Lawrence, Kansas, on July 31, 2018. Lucile Bigalk Floyd (52BA) of Stewartville, Minnesota, on Aug. 22, 2018. Lando Gingerich Jr. (59BSEE) of Naperville, Illinois, on Feb. 7, 2019. James Clark Hamilton (55BA, 55DDS) of Tallahassee, Florida, on May 3, 2018. C. Thomas Harmon (50BA) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, on June 15, 2018. Clifford Hendricks (54BA, 57MD, 61MS, 61R) of Cedar Rapids on July 21, 2018. Eugene Hickman Sr. (59PhD) of Missouri City, Texas, on June 29, 2018. Nathaniel Hunter (58BSME) of Sacramento, California, on Dec. 21, 2018. Miriam Mogle Kirkegaard (57BA) of Spring, Texas, on May 12, 2018. John A. Kitterman (55BSN) of Ottumwa, Iowa, on July 14, 2018. Marvin L. Klaven (57BA, 59MFA) of Decatur, Illinois, on Aug. 8, 2018. Virginia J. Crum Lawhorn (50GN) of Bettendorf, Iowa, on Aug. 4, 2018. Norman L. Lycke (58BSC) of Warrenville, Illinois, on July 3, 2018. Marlyn L. Madole (59BSC) of North Liberty, Iowa, on May 11, 2018. Mary Brown Marks (56MA) of New Orleans on June 23, 2018. Donald J. McBride (56BSC) of Evergreen, Colorado, on Nov. 6, 2018. Peter C. McCaughey (56DDS) of Ankeny, Iowa, on Aug. 31, 2018. Albert C. McClain (50BA, 52JD) of Bella Vista, Arkansas, on May 26, 2018. Lois M. Frost McGill (51BA) of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, on Dec. 17, 2018. John M. Miller (50BA, 53MD) of Bloomington, Indiana, on June 27, 2018. Larry J. Neumayer (57BSC) of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, on June 9, 2018. Mary Hamblin Ovrom (50MA) of Keosauqua, Iowa, on June 20, 2018. Norman D. Paul (58BA, 63MD) of Big Sky, Montana, on May 2, 2018. Mary K. "Kay" Cleary Pitlik (52BA) of Cedar Rapids on July 16, 2018. Ronald D. Rogers (53BA) of Brentwood, Tennessee, on May 3, 2018. James C. Searls (55DDS, 66PhD) of Iowa City on Aug. 26, 2018. Arlene F. Dom Sipple (57BA) of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, on July 9, 2018. Kenneth F. Smith (57BSCE) of Davenport, Iowa, on Jan. 19, 2019. Patricia Price Thompson (51GN) of Sarasota, Florida, on May 8, 2018. Frederick E. Tillman (57BSC) of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Dec. 7, 2018. Jane Holmes Walden (54BSC) of Waterloo, Iowa, on Aug. 12, 2018. John F. Widergren (54MA) of Rockford, Illinois, on April 6, 2018.


Thomas P. Armstrong (64MS, 66PhD) of Lawrence, Kansas, on June 2, 2018. Dean H. Bastow (66MA) of Temple, Texas, on July 14, 2018. William R. Becker (62PhD) of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, on July 16, 2018. Diane G. Bishop (64MA) of Cedar Rapids on May 19, 2018. David J. Bush (69MD) of Beverly, Massachusetts, on May 5, 2018. Jagdish M. Chadha (62MS, 62OrthS, 64DDS) of Kenner, Louisiana, on July 31, 2018. Thomas F. Chouteau (63MA) of Davenport, Iowa, on Aug. 24, 2018. Eugene L. Copeland (64JD) of Fairfield, Iowa, on June 9, 2018. David R. Ericson (68MBA) of Broomfield, Colorado, on May 31, 2018. Georgiana "Gigi" Majer Flint (63BSN) of Chicago on June 5, 2018. Conrad G. Follmer (65BA) of Iowa City on Aug. 14, 2018. Gerhard H. Frohlich (61BA, 62MA, 66PhD) of Honolulu on May 14, 2018. Daniel P. Griffin (66BBA, 68JD) of Des Moines on May 9, 2018. Joel B. Grossman (60MA, 63PhD) of Baltimore on June 2, 2018. Conway W. Henderson (67MA, 71PhD) of Moore, South Carolina, on Jan. 9, 2019. Richard D. Henstorf (69BBA) of Clarinda, Iowa, on Jan. 5, 2019. N. Edward Hinton (68BA, 70MA) of Lawrence, Kansas, on June 7, 2018. Randy E. Hoff (67BA) of San Antonio on May 22, 2018. Layne A. "Tadd" Jensen (61BA) of Duluth, Minnesota, on July 27, 2018. Judy L. Andersen Kamm (68BSN) of Raleigh, North Carolina, on July 28, 2018. George F. Keefner (62BA) of Boulder, Colorado, on May 10, 2018. Lyn C. Makeever (63MD) of Rockford, Illinois, on May 17, 2018. Norman C. Maske (63BA) of Champaign, Illinois, on June 1, 2018. Janet S. Pratt McAllister (62MA) of Conrad, Iowa, on Oct. 12, 2018. Robin O. Metz (67MFA) of Galesburg, Illinois, on Nov. 27, 2018. Thomas C. Murphy (68BA) of Caledonia, Minnesota, on June 29, 2018. Gary E. Norman (66BBA, 69JD) of Albany, Oregon, on June 29, 2018. Gary D. Phillips (66BSEE, 68MS) of San Jose, California, on July 25, 2018. James R. Price (62BA) of Newton, Iowa, on June 30, 2018. John C. Purdie (64DDS, 72MS, 72OrthS) of Naples, Florida, on Aug. 11, 2018. Marlyn G. Schepers (69MS) of Muscatine, Iowa, on Aug. 9, 2018. W. Scott Shrewsbury (64MA, 72PhD) of Minneapolis on June 7, 2018. Kenneth L. Slowey (63BA) of Suffolk, Virginia, on May 27, 2018. Philip E. Townsend (61BSME) of Sun City, Arizona, on June 18, 2018. Francis G.W. Voigt (67MA) of Marshfield, Vermont, on May 21, 2018. Louise Noren Waldman (66DH, 69BS) of San Anselmo, California, on July 10, 2018. Larry P. Waters (61BBA) of Iowa City on May 13, 2018. Robley C. Wilson Jr. (68MFA) of Orlando, Florida, on Aug. 7, 2018. Duane G. Wombolt (62MD) of Suffolk, Virginia, on July 8, 2018.

Christopher Roy

Christopher Roy

A noted expert in African art and revered UI professor, Christopher Roy lived by the philosophy that art is a verb rather than a noun. "Art is something to be experienced—to see, to enjoy, to record," Roy once said.

For more than 40 years at the UI, Roy did just that. The Elizabeth M. Stanley Faculty Fellow of African Art History, Roy spent his career documenting Africa's rich culture and bringing it back home to Iowa. Roy's popular lectures inspired generations of students, and his partnership with the UI Stanley Museum of Art helped build one of the nation's finest African art collections in Iowa City.

Roy first visited Africa in 1966 while studying abroad. After graduating from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, in 1970, Roy and his wife, Nora, returned to the continent to work as Peace Corps volunteers in Burkina Faso, where he served as director of the national arts center. Roy earned his PhD in art history at Indiana University and in 1978 joined the faculty at Iowa, where he would spend the entirety of his teaching career.

Roy wrote six books on African art, founded and directed the Program for Advanced Study of Art and Life in Africa, and hosted 12 international conferences on the subject at the UI. Traveling extensively across the continent over the decades, Roy created dozens of videos about West African culture for classroom use, coordinated an ambitious multimedia project titled "Art and Life in Africa" (, and established a YouTube channel that gained thousands of followers and millions of video views.

Roy died Feb. 10 at age 71—but not before receiving one final honor. The Stanley Museum of Art Members Council presented him with the Frank Seiberling Award for Significant Faculty Contributions, which is given only once every five years. A memorial fund was also created in Roy's name to support undergraduate internships at the UI Stanley Museum of Art. To contribute, visit


Monzer M. Abu-Yousef (76R) of Iowa City on Dec. 14, 2018. Lietzie Hawkinson Belford (70BA) of Houston on June 14, 2018. John E. Bishop (72R) of Meridian, Idaho, on May 3, 2018. Donald W. Brown Jr. (72MD) of Carnelian Bay, California, on July 21, 2018. Dennis B. Claridge (72MS, 72OrthS) of Lincoln, Nebraska, on May 1, 2018. Pamela Barbour Compiano (70BA) of West Des Moines, Iowa, on July 9, 2018. Merle C. Dockendorff (71MA) of Fairfield, Iowa, on Aug. 2, 2018. Janice J. Zimmerman Emery (70BS, 75MD) of Fairfax, Virginia, on Nov. 12, 2018. Randolph M. Foy (75MA) of Wilmington, North Carolina, on May 23, 2018. Mary F. Perrin Gates (70BSN) of Boynton Beach, Florida, on June 21, 2018. David L. Grimm (70BA) of Grimes, Iowa, on June 20, 2018. Gloryann E. Mossage Hall (72BA) of Blountville, Tennessee, on May 13, 2018. James M. Harris (76BS, 79DDS) of Washington, Iowa, on Aug. 12, 2018. Elgene W. Jacobs (77MS) of Edmond, Oklahoma, on Aug. 1, 2018. Dennis D. Jasper (71BBA) of Bettendorf, Iowa, on July 21, 2018. Kathleen R. Holcomb Jones (73BA) of Rochester, Minnesota, on May 29, 2018. William M. Lackermann (77MBA) of Clinton, Iowa, on May 3, 2018. Thomas L. Lippert (79MA) of St. Petersburg, Florida, on June 7, 2018. Ronald A. Malachowski (71PhD) of Williamsville, New York, on May 22, 2018. Estelle M. Halley O'Brien (75BSN, 82MA) of Las Vegas on June 21, 2018. Albert F. Palm (70PhD) of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, on May 6, 2018. Kathryn Volk Sexton (70BA, 73MD) of Fairfax, California, on June 3, 2018. Jack E. Stowe (71BA) of Marshalltown, Iowa, on May 19, 2018. Joyce D. Szemplenski (78MA) of Camdenton, Missouri, on Aug. 4, 2018. James A. Walker (72MA) of Clutier, Iowa, on June 20, 2018. Thomas F. Worthen (71MA, 81PhD) of Des Moines on May 22, 2018.


Michael F. Arens (80BGS) of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, on April 4, 2018. Scott A. Ashley (85BGS) of Cedar Rapids on April 13, 2018. Chris D. Baker (85BA, 92MA) of Ottumwa, Iowa, on April 22, 2018. Deanna J. Cornwell (87BS) of West Branch, Iowa, on May 7, 2018. Jim G. Hollensbe (84BGS) of Coralville on Jan. 31, 2019. Leann L. Staib Sissel (89BA) of Iowa City on June 10, 2018. Virginia Burford Spalding (82BA) of Iowa City on Jan. 25, 2019.


Judith A. Giertz (90BS) of Morning Sun, Iowa, on May 2, 2018. Elizabeth A. Kelly-Spies (96BSN) of Milford, Iowa, on June 22, 2018. Carol L. Kronich (94MBA) of Port Byron, Illinois, on June 19, 2018. Kristine J. Blake Martinson (91BSN) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, on June 19, 2018.

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Kenneth A. Arnold

Kenneth A. Arnold (82BGS)

Kenny Arnold, an Iowa basketball standout from 1979-1982, led the team in points and assists during the Hawkeyes' magical 1980 Final Four season. But it was his ability to inspire after his playing days were over that left a lasting legacy.

For nearly 35 years, Arnold battled complications from a brain tumor and multiple strokes, which limited his mobility and ability to speak. Yet through it all, he remained positive and courageous, and his bond with his former teammates and the Iowa program only grew. In 2017, the Iowa men's basketball team established the Kenny Arnold Spirit Award, which is given annually to a player who exemplifies Arnold's spirit of leadership, determination, and poise.

Arnold died April 27, 2019, at a Chicago-area nursing home at age 59. His Hawkeye teammate and best friend, Mike Henry (82BGS), was at his side.

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