Capt. William H. Dubois (Aero’08), an Air Force fighter pilot who went by the call sign “Pyro,” died Dec. 1 when his jet crashed in the Middle East. He was 30.
Joanne Easely Arnold (Engl’52, MJour’65, PhDCommThtr’71), a longtime CU-Boulder faculty member and activist for gay and lesbian rights, celebrated from her Boulder hospital room when she learned in late June the U.S. Supreme Court had overturned the Defense of Marriage Act.
Lance Gentry (IntlAf’91) oversaw the rise of Boulder-based Justin’s Nut Butter from a local farmers market product to a national natural foods brand.
Art professor emeritus Ron M. Bernier died Jan. 25, 2012, as a result of complications arising from multiple sclerosis. He leaves behind hundreds of former students who spent their CU education trying to get into any and all of Ron’s art history classes.
Garrison Roots, a revered sculptor and longtime CU-Boulder professor, had public art installations in cities across
the country. He led the charge and vision for the school’s Visual Arts Complex, even pitching in $5,000 of his own money for its construction.
In October 2008, just a few weeks before Americans elected the country’s first black president, Lewis was inducted into CU’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Dale “Pete” Atkins (A&S’43, MD’45) came to CU in 1939 from a small coal mining town near Paonia, Colo., thanks to a full scholarship from the Fredrick G. Bonfils Foundation. He credits Bonfils and CU for shaping his life. Pete holds three degrees from the university: undergraduate, medical and a master’s of science. He was Phi Beta Kappa.
When Kenneth Caughey (Law’55) was born on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus, it started a relationship that lasted 85 years.
A tireless attorney, CU professor, carpenter and water gardener, Clyde Martz passed away on May 18 at home in Albuquerque, N.M., after a long illness. He was 88.
Former CU-Boulder skier and Olympic bronze medalist Jimmie Heuga (PolSci’73) passed away Feb. 8, 46 years to the day he won one of the first two medals in United States men’s Olympic ski team history. He was 66.
A man who started life “dirt poor,” according to his family, Baughn played a crucial role in pouring a new foundation for the university’s business school, then placed the girders that would hold long past his two decades as dean. He later took the university’s reins as interim chancellor and twice as the university’s interim president.
Dolores N. Plested, 101, died November 11 at her home in Denver. Born in Trinidad, Colo., in 1908, she was a graduate of the University of Colorado in 1931.
As far as Stephen Romine (MEdu’40, PhD’47) was concerned, the legend at the bottom of the trail map was never to scale. “He would always say, ‘Save your breath — come on, let’s go!’ ” remembers his daughter, Pat Romine Peterson (Soc’60, MFren’69). “He would continue, ‘Oh, come on, it’s only a mile or two further,’ but his miles were always two or three.”
After nearly 30 years of treating students as a psychiatrist at the Wardenburg Student Health Center, Carol Eileen Ryan died at home in Longmont on May 28. She was 65.
By 1945, Edward Rozek had fled his homeland and spent time in a Nazi slave labor camp. He had fought his former captors in France and Germany, earning numerous medals. Then, as he spent nearly a year recovering from surgery on his eyes, he made a decision.
“Not paying attention wasn’t an option,” Stoneham says. “She brought history to life.”
Helm died at home in Boulder on Nov. 20. She was 74.