News & Notes

Posted by cservaes on September 17, 2012 in Alumni, "News and Notes", "Other News" Births and Adoptions Shawn Bunning ’93 and Kathy Kirkaldie ’92 announce the birth of their son, Benjamin John, on May 26, 2012. Marriages Bob Bowline ’50 and Dottie Riegel Dalbom ’50 were married on June 13, 2012. They reside in Lawrence, KS. Dottie is the widow of the late Harold Dalbom ’50. In Memoriam Jane Frances Moberly ’47 died March 22, 2012, in Gainesville, TX. She is survived by her husband, Robert ’48; daughters Pam Deatherage and Sally Smith; son Michael; sister Mary Anne Calder; and five grandchildren.   Vicki L. Prentis ’72 passed away on March 4, 2012, in Lincoln, NE. She is survived by two sisters, Ellen Powell and Kathryn Wittmann.   Lenore Carlson ’38 died November 6, 2011, in Greensboro, NC. She is survived by her son John; daughter Darlene Hewett; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.   David Moberly ’50 died on July 14, 2012, in Topeka, KS. He is survived by son Alan; sister Marian Francis Dietsch; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Joe; and a sister.   Jacob Thomas Dixon ’50 passed away on June 28, 2012.   Dr. Karl Smith ’67 died February 9, 2012 in Fairhaven, MA. He is survived by his wife, Christine (Dankert) Smith ’69; sons Aaron and Adam; granddaughters Celeste, Haley, Paige and Rowan; grandson Nathan; and many nephews and nieces.   Updates 60s Gil Bunning ’66 was recently elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hiawatha Area Arts and Theatre Society in Hiawatha, KS. 70s Lee Anne (Weaver) Butler ’73 retired in May after 33 years of teaching. John Mark Lambertson ’78 recently retired as the longtime director of the National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence, MO. He is moving to Colorado to travel and site see. 80s Dan Jackson ’89 retired from teaching in 2007 after teaching for Eureka, KS, Maur Hill Prep School and Atchison High School in Atchison, KS. He continues to substitute teach. 90s Roxanne L. (Ritzel) Hoover ’93 currently serves as a science instructor at North Central Missouri College. Deborah Pomeroy ’94 retired from the non-profit Kansas Humanities Council after 26 years. Since 1985, she served as the Resource Center coordinator, managing more than 11,900 events affecting almost every county in the state. Ivan and Rexanne Greuter ’95 and family spent eight weeks in England and Paris this summer as part of a Clergy Renewal Sabbatical grant from the Lilly Endowment. 00s Katie Tooley ’01 earned several awards at the NAIA-SIDA Publication Contest awards banquet. Tooley is OU’s sports information director. WI Governor - Son of an Alum Gov. Scott Walker R-Wisconsin, son of Llewellyn Scott “Llew” Walker ’61, became the first U.S. governor to have successfully kept his seat as a governor following a recall election in June. Opponents of Walker launched a push for a recall election after he proposed a budget repair bill, which significantly changed the collective bargaining process for most public employees in Wisconsin.