Linda Louise Fredrichsen Griffith
(’81 MA, French), 63, Feb. 9 in North Richland Hills. Ms. Griffith taught at Everman High School, Southlake Carroll High School, and St. John the Apostle Catholic School.
Billy Donald Ross Jr.
(’81 BS, Mechanical Engineering), 52, Dec. 7 in Springtown, Texas. Mr. Ross was a pilot for American Airlines and previously flew for Atlantic Southeast Airlines.
Dean Arthur Dillhoff
(’82 BBA, Systems Analysis), 52, March 14 in Bloomingdale, Ill. Mr. Dillhoff was a consultant in the medical profession and enjoyed mission work with Missionary Ventures International.
(’83 BA, Architecture), 67, Feb. 15 in Arlington. Ms. Carroll was an accomplished gourmet cook and enjoyed reading, traveling, gardening, and collecting art.
Mark Benson DeLoach
(’85 BA, Political Science), 46, July 24 in Vashon, Wash. Dr. DeLoach was a professor of communication and debate coach at the University of North Texas, the University of Southern California, and Northern Arizona University.
Jerry Andrew Waldrup
(’87 BBA, Marketing), 46, Jan. 15 in Euless. Mr. Waldrup worked in the trucking industry as an account representative for 18 years. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity at UT Arlington.
Dolores “Dee” Ann Keller
(’80 BSN), 86, April 21 in Arlington. Ms. Keller received her nursing degree at age 55. She worked as a school nurse and in psychiatric nursing. She helped in the 2005 fire disaster at the Texas City refinery and assisted with Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, and Women’s Crisis Center.
Elise Connell Leahy
(’82 MA, English), 85, May 10 in Maplewood, N.J. Ms. Leahy worked in public libraries in Elk Grove Village, Ill., and Irving, Texas.
(’85 BS, Computer Science Engineering), 50, April 28 in Coppell. Mr. McRaney was a software engineer for various companies, including Eastman Kodak and most recently Accent on Integration.
Larry Dan Gossett
(’86 MBA, Business Administration), 63, March 28 in Arlington. Dr. Gossett was a senior lecturer of marketing in the College of Business at UT Arlington, joining the faculty in 2002. Previously, he was a visiting assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside and at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J., as well as a faculty associate at Arizona State University.
Glenda Himes Cox
(’85 BBA, Management), 48, Sept. 23 in Hurst. Ms. Cox was a residential appraiser for 19 years.
Amy Suzanne Breeze
(’82 BBA, Marketing), 50, Sept. 20 in Seattle. Ms. Breeze was a sales and marketing representative in San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif.
Austin F. Anderson
(’81 BBA, Marketing), 60, Oct. 25 in Arlington. Mr. Anderson was an operator technician for 14 years with Steris International, a surgical care corporation.
George Austin Truitt
(’80 BS; ’83 MS, Electrical Engineering), 55, July 14 in Allen. Mr. Truitt was a professional engineer. He worked for Texas Instruments and Raytheon and received patents on numerous electrical devices.
Cleo Elizabeth Rolfe
(’80 BA, Psychology), 71, Oct. 7 in Arlington. Ms. Rolfe was a licensed professional counselor.
Robert Allen Martin
(’80 MBA, Business Administration), 64, Sept. 12 in Fort Worth. Mr. Martin was a forensic economist, practicing nationally since 1980. He taught real estate and finance at UT Arlington.
(’88 MA, Interdisciplinary Studies), 67, Aug. 24 in Fort Worth. Ms. Thomas worked for the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District for 32 years as a teacher at Central Junior High and Trinity High School. From 1970 to 1990 she guided students on historical tours of Europe.
Pamela Spore McQuitty
(’89 BA, Journalism), 44, Sept. 14 in Arlington. Ms. McQuitty worked for Michael & Partners Advertising and Public Relations and Temerlin McClain Advertising. In 1995 she joined Bank of America as senior vice president for corporate social responsibility.
Neil J. Licalsi
(’88 BBA, Accounting), 46, March 25 in El Paso. Mr. Licalsi was the district manager for Farmers Insurance in El Paso.
Stephen Bennett Nolen
(’87 BS, Criminal Justice), 54, April 27 in Arlington. Mr. Nolen was an emergency medical technician for CareFlite and MedStar.
Donald E. Horton
(’82 BS, Electrical Engineering), 64, May 2 in Arlington. Mr. Horton was an embedded software engineer at Lockheed Martin.
Charles Richard Rushing Jr.
(’83 BS, Chemistry), 54, July 19 in Arlington. Mr. Rushing was senior chemist at Kelly Moore Paint in Hurst.
Mikel E. Semler
(’84 BA, Communication), 50, June 18 in Wichita, Kan. Mr. Semler worked 15 years as a service training manager with American Airlines. Since 1999 he was director of trade support and service for celebrity cruises for Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd.
Susan Margaret Ponce
(’85 BA, Political Science), 49, May 16 in Houston. Honored as a UT Arlington Distinguished Alumna in 2006, Ms. Ponce was a lawyer and senior vice president for Halliburton, which provides products and services to the energy industry. During 22 years with the company, she developed the Environmental Law Practice Group, oversaw 15 offices worldwide as chief commercial counsel, and became the company’s first chief ethics and compliance officer.
(’86 BA, Political Science), 48, March 19 in Frisco. Mr. Stevenson-Grund was an accountant in the hotel food and beverage industry. He worked at the Embassy Suites-DFW for 20 years before moving to Lombardi Family Concepts.
Brian Karl Walkup
(’86 BSN), 55, May 18 in Joplin, Mo. Mr. Walkup was a registered nurse at Arlington Memorial Hospital and Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
Roger Blake Ford
(’88 BBA, Finance), 48, May 15 in Arlington. Mr. Ford was a shelving engineer for TRS International Manufacturing. Previously, he was manager of the southwest territory for Network Instruments.
Thomas Michael Smith
(’89 BBA, Management), 46, Dec. 3 in Grand Prairie. Mr. Smith worked at Microsoft for more than 20 years, most recently as a global critical situations manager.
Alice Clinch Barnhill
(’89 BBA, Marketing), 62, Aug. 10 in Arlington. Ms. Barnhill had a 30-year career in the medical device industry and in regulatory compliance. In 1999 she and a team of seven at Alcon Labs in Irvine, Calif., received the Federal Drug Administration’s Hammer Team honor for working to build a better government.
Dwayne Riley Jr.
(’88 BBA, Accounting), 53, Nov. 23 in Crowley. Mr. Riley was senior operations analyst for Owen Oil Tools in Godley, Texas.
Patricia V. Chester
(’86 BS, ’88 MS, Social Work), 80, Oct. 17 in Fort Worth. Dr. Chester was department administrator for foreign languages and linguistics at UT Arlington before practicing as a psychotherapist.
Sharon Lynn Macko
(’84 BSN), 54, Oct. 18 in Keller. Ms. Macko specialized in labor and delivery nursing. She also did volunteer work, including traveling to Houston to help Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
John James Weikum
(’83 BS, Criminal Justice), 53, Dec. 26 in Fort Worth. Mr. Weikum worked as a home health care provider and as a substitute teacher in the Fort Worth Independent School District. He also volunteered as a tutor for the Russian and Korean communities.
Richard “Lee” Green
(’83 BS, Mechanical Engineering), 53, Sept. 17 in Fort Worth. Mr. Green was a mechanical engineer at Lockheed Martin for 28 years.
Craig Steven Miller
(’82 BFA, Art), 53, Nov. 7 in Arlington. Mr. Miller was a writer, artist, and publisher of magazines, including Wrapped in Plastic and Following Cerebus. He also worked for Lone Star Comics & Science Fiction in Arlington.
(’82 BBA, Marketing), 52, Oct. 29 in Dallas. Ms. Hobbs-Reynolds was a producer in the Dallas advertising community.
Rae Dean Prevost
(’88 BA, Spanish), 85, Dec. 3 in Arlington. Ms. Prevost earned her degree at UT Arlington at age 61. She was an accomplished bridge, competing on a team that won the Mexican National Team Championship in Mexico City in 1979.
Larry A. Robbins
(’78 BA), 53, Nov. 19, 2009, in Palo Alto, Calif. Mr. Robbins was an employee of Perot Systems.
Susan Carol Davidson
(’77 BSN), 55, Nov. 9, 2009, in Galveston. Ms. Davidson was a registered nurse at the UT Medical Branch at Galveston.
Gerald Gaston McCasland
('71 BSME), 73, Nov. 20, 2009, in Wills Point. Mr. McCasland was an engineer in the Command and Controls Division at Rockwell Collins in Richardson for 31 years. He worked on pioneering communication systems for aerospace projects, including Air Force One, the stealth bomber, and the space shuttle. He also held one of the early patents for the design of a consumer radar detector. He served eight years on the Richardson independent School District Board of Trustees.
William Thomas Stokes
(’71 BS, Electrical Engineering; ’74 MS, Industrial Engineering), 65, Feb. 22, 2010, in Forreston, Texas. Mr. Stokes owned and operated Stokes Company Water Leak Services in Waxahachie.
James Robert Clark Jr.
(’70 BBA, Business Administration), 65, June 17 in Bedford. Mr. Clark worked at First Baptist Church in Grapevine.
Robert Wayne Case
(’70 BS, Mechanical Engineering), 63, Sept. 15 in Bowie. Mr. Case was an engineer for the Dallas Transit System and for Motorola. He owned and operated Case Photography in Grapevine for 25 years.
Barbara Burton “Babs” Smith
(’71 BA, English), 88, April 19 in Houston. Ms. Smith taught in Arlington schools and created her own pottery.
Rick C. Cox
(’73 BBA, History), 61, March 18 in Dallas. Mr. Cox worked in field and sales management at Random House for 25 years.
Viralyn Patrick Huff
(’77 BA, English), 84, March 11 in Arlington. Ms. Huff was a librarian at UT Arlington from 1969 to 1993.
Thomas James Altus
(’74 BS, Biology), 67, Nov. 25 in Arlington. Mr. Altus worked at Zepco Sales & Service in Richardson. After retirement, he worked at Arlington Municipal Airport.
Robert “Randy” Goss
(’74 BBA, Business Administration), 63, Dec. 21 in Grapevine. Mr. Goss retired from Verizon as a supervisor and had 25 years experience in the insurance industry. He served as a city councilman and mayor pro tem of Glenn Heights, Texas.
Marolyn Lenial Mumford Meltzer
(’75 BSN), 57, March 4 in Hurst. Ms. Meltzer worked at H.E.B. Hospital in Bedford before retiring to raise her sons.
Susan Carol Roaten
(’75 BA, Spanish), 58, Dec. 29 in Fort Worth. Ms. Roaten taught at the Iverson Institute of Court Reporting in Fort Worth and taught special education in the Arlington Independent School District.
Melissa Mia Hall
(’76 BA, Journalism), 57, Jan. 28 in Fort Worth. Ms. Hall was a freelance writer, artist, and photographer. She worked for Barber’s Bookstore and served as a critic, reviewer, and editor for many publications.
Margie Ruth Parish
(’77 BA, Speech), 72, Jan. 6 in Irving. Ms. Parish taught at UT Arlington, Mountain View College, Navarro College, Tarrant County College, and in Malaysia.
Richard Warren Stevens
(’77 MA, Economics), 73, Feb. 9 in Arlington. Mr. Stevens was president and owner of Intelog Inc. and also served as director of the technical services division of Kentron International, an LTV subsidiary.
Jerry Paul Doan
(’70 BA, Mathematics), 63, March 23 in Arlington. Mr. Doan spent his career in government service, retiring from the General Services Administration in 2003.
Douglas W. White
(’73 BA, History), 62, Nov. 10 in Richland, Ore. Mr. White was executive director of Step Forward Activities in Baker City, Ore. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Roy B. McDonald
(’73 BBA, Business Administration), 71, Feb. 16 in Arlington. Mr. McDonald worked for Texstar Plastics before starting his own recycling company, R&D Plastics, in 1984.
Terry Randal Cobb
(’73 BS; ’75 MS, Electrical Engineering), 64, Dec. 10 in Fort Worth. Mr. Cobb was president of Datacom. He was a software engineer for Hewlett-Packard and a systems engineer for Richardson-based Systimax Solutions.
(’74 BA, History), 60, May 21 in Fort Worth. Mr. Flores was an attorney in Fort Worth. He held many civic offices in Tarrant County, including president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Billy Wade Barnes
(’73 BA, Political Science), 65, June 7 in Arlington. Mr. Barnes was a fleet manager in car sales in the Fort Worth-Dallas area since 1973.
(’75 BSN), 58, April 18 in Fort Worth. Ms. Elam was a certified critical care nurse. A neurospecialist, she worked at Arlington Memorial Hospital and at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth.
Eugene Joe Yen
(’76 BBA, Accounting), 62, July 6 in Pleasanton, Calif. Mr. Yen worked for many years as an accountant for Safeway before spending his final working years at Kaiser Permanente.
Alfred W. Vincent Jr.
(’77 BBA, Business Administration), 79, Jan. 1 in Grapevine. Mr. Vincent returned to college to get his degree after retiring from the Air Force with the rank of major following 23 years of service.
Scott Russell Davidson
(’78 BBA, Real Estate), 54, April 1 in Mansfield. Mr. Davidson owned Scott Davidson Realtors in Arlington. He rode with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Posse, an ambassador group for the Sheriff’s Department, and sang with the Turtle Creek Chorale and Resounding Harmony.
Gary Wayne Ferguson
(’79 BBA, Management), 57, March 27 in Fort Worth. Mr. Ferguson worked at Texas Steel Foundry for 25 years before he purchased and operated C&L Aluminum Foundry in Fort Worth.
(’75 BSN), 89, Sept. 17 in Denton. Ms. Jouett was a public health nurse for the Fort Worth Health Department. She was a licensed vocational nurse before coming to UT Arlington and earning her nursing degree at age 53.
Richard Wayne Nelms
(’73 BS, Biology), 61, Oct. 21 in Arlington. Mr. Nelms taught high school science and math for more than 30 years. He also taught driver’s education and was a scoutmaster.
(’73 BBA, Accounting), 67, July 20 in Fort Worth. Mr. Araiza was a Fort Worth city planner for 25 years before working as a grant writer for the Fort Worth Housing Authority.
(’72 BA, History; ’83 MA, Interdisciplinary Studies), 86, July 9 in Dallas. Ms. McCain retired from the Arlington Independent School District after 30 years of service and continued as a substitute teacher for many years.
Johnny David Fisher
(’70 BS, Industrial Engineering), 69, Oct. 1 in Arlington. Mr. Fisher worked for Justin Boot Co., Pangburn Candy, and Siemens Corp.
(’77 BFA, Art), 62, Jan. 6, 2011, in Riberas del Pilar, Mexico. Mr. Turnipseed was a graphic designer and owner of Turnipseed Graphics in Dallas prior to moving to Mexico in 2004.
Myra Gail Middleton
(’75 BA, English), 60, April 8 in Mansfield. Ms. Middleton taught English in the Mansfield Independent School District for 30 years.
Jerry G. Swaner
(’73 MS, Industrial Engineering), 76, Dec. 11, 2011, in Arlington. Mr. Swaner worked for the Department of Defense and the Internal Revenue Service, where he earned a presidential citation from President Jimmy Carter for his work in productivity enhancement.
Bobby Andrew Herrell
(’73 BA, History), 70, April 11 in Fort Worth. Dr. Herrell served as a Baptist minister for 34 years at churches in Arlington, Fort Worth, Saginaw, Hurst, Canton, and Palestine. He specialized in helping struggling churches.
Curtis L. Oppermann Jr.
(’72 BS, Civil Engineering), 65, March 25 in Amarillo. Mr. Oppermann was a professional engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation for 31 years, serving the Fort Worth and Dallas districts. He received the American Council of Engineering Companies Award for Excellence while working as project manager on the George Bush Turnpike for KBR (formerly Kellogg Brown & Root).
David Joe Linan
(’72 BS, Civil Engineering), 62, Jan. 25 in Fort Worth. Mr. Linan had worked for the Army Corps of Engineers since 1974.
Eddie Lynn Cheatham
(’72 BS, Civil Engineering), 64, Jan. 11 in Colleyville. Mr. Cheatham was a professional engineer and a professional surveyor. He founded Cheatham and Associates, an engineering consulting firm in Arlington.
James L. Bearden
(’72 BA, Political Science), 60, Nov. 9, 2011, in Fort Worth. Mr. Bearden had a long career in private investigation and security before earning a law degree and opening a practice in Arlington. He was a former member of the UT Arlington alumni board of directors and a former president of the Fielder Museum. He was an assistant scoutmaster for many years.
Joe Donald McMinn
(’70 BBA, Accounting), 72, April 17 in Arlington. Mr. McMinn retired in 2001 after 42 years as an accountant with the Baptist Foundation of Texas.
Pat Williams Gordon
(’78 MSN), 80, Feb. 27 in Fort Worth. Dr. Gordon taught nursing at Texas Christian University and UT Arlington, retiring in the mid-1990s.
Ronald Steven Springer
(’76 BS, Criminal Justice), 64, Nov. 20, 2011, in Weatherford. Mr. Springer held numerous positions with the Arlington Police Department before retiring as a patrol sergeant in 2006 after 38 years of service. He became a Tarrant County deputy sheriff in 2007 and served as a courtroom bailiff.
Tom R. Anable
(’76 BBA, Business Administration), 58, Aug. 18 in Fort Worth. Mr. Anable was a certified public accountant and a founding partner of Anable & Associates in Fort Worth. Previously, he worked in the accounting and tax industry with KPMG Peat Marwick, Coopers & Lybrand, Texas American Bank, Interfirst Bank, Leonard Enterprises, and Chapdelaine & Associates.
Marilyn Vickie Lane
(’75 BA, Sociology; ’77 BA, English), 63, July 13 in Arlington. Ms. Lane worked in the medical branch at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth.
Therona Adele Anderson
(’73 BA, Sociology), 60, April 14 in Lake Worth. Ms. Anderson was the director of volunteer services at Knapp Memorial Methodist Hospital in Weslaco, Texas, from 1981-83. She later taught elementary school and was a school librarian.
Laura Holley Jackson
(’71 BA, Spanish), 72, July 14 in Waco. Ms. Jackson was a master teacher in bilingual education for many years and later became a real estate broker.
William J. Foley
(’71 BS, ’74 MS, Geology), 68, April 28 in Arlington. Mr. Foley worked with Cities Service Oil and Gas and with Hunt Oil Co., both in Dallas. He was director of the North Texas Irish Festival in 1993-94 and worked with the festival in other capacities for many years.
Cynthia Anne Marietta
(’78 MA, Urban Affairs), 60, Aug. 16 in Savannah, Ga. Ms. Marietta was the budget and research director for the city of Dallas before going on to manage finances for three New Mexico state agencies. Most recently, she was budget and research department director for the city of Savannah. She was a certified public accountant.
Herbert Wynn Drumm Jr.
(’77 BBA, Accounting), 57, March 28 in Waxahachie. After earning his certified public accountant designation, Mr. Drumm worked at Dallas Power and Light in 1977 and continued with the family of companies, Texas Utilities and Oncor Electric, until his retirement in 2011.
Mary Lynn Larmer
(’77 BBA, Business Administration), 57, June 10 in Lantana, Texas. Ms. Larmer worked in human resource management in the insurance and banking industries. She was a partner in a private human resource services company from 1988-2004 and then became a special education teacher in the Lewisville Independent School District.
Frederick Raynor Daulton
(’77 MA, Urban Affairs), 74, June 22 in Arlington. Mr. Daulton was an FBI agent for 20 years. After retirement he continued to work in investigation and security. He was an active member of the Dallas chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.
Jimmy L. Thompson
(’78 BBA, Finance), 55, Nov. 2 in Grapevine. Mr. Thompson was an instructor pilot in the Navy before joining Delta Air Lines in 1985. He advanced from flight engineer to captain at Delta, piloting the 767-400 internationally. He retired in 2012.
Leldon “Zeke” Taylor
(’74 BBA, Accounting), 60, Dec. 27 in Fort Worth. Mr. Taylor retired from the Internal Revenue Service in 2007 after 34 years of service. He was pastor at Rendon Baptist Church for 13 years.
Phil Edward Johnson
(’74 BS, Mechanical Engineering; ’81 MBA, Business Administration), 66, Dec. 4 in Arlington. Mr. Johnson formed Lagniappe Manufacturing Co. and Pegasus Professional Services.
Ronald Edward Buba
(’74 BBA, Accounting), 71, Sept. 28 in Arlington. Mr. Buba was a materials manager on the Multiple Launch Rocket System program at Lockheed Martin, retiring in 2001.
Byron Charles Bolliger
(’73 BS, Architecture), 61, Oct. 6 in Fort Worth. Mr. Bolliger worked in public housing planning, public education, and social aid and rehabilitation needs for underserved populations.
Erceal V. Doty Jr.
(’70 BS, Mathematics), 64, July 9 in Denton. Mr. Doty retired from GTE in 1999 after 29 years of service. He worked at XO Communications from 1999-2001 as an information technology manager.
Michelle Elin “Sunny” Carter
(’78 BA, ’83 MA, English), 70, Dec. 12 in Mansfield. Ms. Carter was an editorial assistant for RadioShack Corp.
Norman Earl Corbitt
(’68 BS, Civil Engineering), 75, Nov. 4 in Arlington. Mr. Corbitt was an operations manager for Austin Bridge and Road of Dallas, retiring in 2001. While at UT Arlington, he was inducted into Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society.
Bryce D. Beyer
(’69 BS, Biology), 64, Sept. 13 in Fort Worth. Dr. Beyer was medical director at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas in Fort Worth from 1991 to 2004. He was a family practice physician from 1974 to 1991.
Louis H. Flynt
(’65 BBA, Business Administration), 69, April 7 in Arlington. Mr. Flynt flew hundreds of missions as a B-52D pilot in Vietnam. He was self-employed.
Charles R. Teneyck
(’64 BS, Civil Engineering), 73, April 7 in Attleboro, Mass. Mr. Teneyck was a civil engineer at I.C.O. Systems in Cambridge, Mass., until his retirement in 2001.