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Name Note
Alice McCombe Block
Class of 1959
Memoriam
After a long illness, Alice McCombe Block passed peacefully with her husband of over 50 years at her side on October 28, 2015. Born November 29, 1937, Alice McCombe Block grew up in Waukesha, WI. Her loving parents were Charlotte and James McCombe. She received her BS degree in Education from Maryville College, a small Presbyterian liberal arts college located near Knoxville, TN. Alice's first teaching position was in Grand Rapids, MI. She moved to Madison, WI and taught fifth grade in the suburb of Sun Prairie. She enjoyed teaching fifth grade because she found that the students took an active part in their learning. Alice also began working on her Master's degree at the University of Wisconsin. Her thesis project involved having her fifth grade students tape record interviews with descendants of pioneer families. While at the university, she attended the University Presbyterian Church (Pres House), where she met her future husband, John, who was a graduate student in medicinal chemistry. They married in December 1964. With their new degrees, the couple moved to Corvallis in September 1966. Initially, Alice did substitute teaching, but, with the birth of her first child, she became a stay-at-home mom. Her many activities focused around her children and evolved as they grew older. At the First Presbyterian Church, she taught Sunday school and was on the Board of Deacons. In the latter capacity, she represented the church on the ecumenical Voluntary Interfaith Caregivers. Alice held different positions with Presbyterian Women including Program Chair and Moderator, and she was named a National Honorary Life Member. Alice attended several Presbyterian Women triennial national meetings. Because of son Alan, she was a Cub Scout den mother, den mother coach and day camp director. Because of daughters Bonnie and Charlotte, Alice was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, day camp director, Council Program Committee Chair and successful grant writer to fund campership scholarships. Another focus of her service was the OSU Folk Club. Alice was Scholarship Chair, Program Co-Chair, Secretary, President, Historian and OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop volunteer including Friday Morning Shift Captain and Board member. Throughout all of these volunteer activities, she focused on development of youth and their appreciation of and interaction with our diverse world communities. This led to Alice's intensive involvement with American Field Service (AFS), a world-wide high school exchange program established to bring about peace through international understanding at the grass roots level. Alice and John hosted students from Germany and Denmark before Charlotte spent a year in Denmark. Alice served as the annual AFS Fund-Raiser Dessert Chair for several years, Corvallis Chapter President for over 10 years and AFS Pacific-Cascades Area Council Area Hosting Coordinator for several years. She facilitated the placement of eight high school students from Uzhhorod, Ukraine, Corvallis' Sister City. Alice has received much recognition for her volunteer accomplishments. Perhaps she valued most being one of three finalists in 2003 for Corvallis Senior First Citizen. One of Alice's greatest enjoyments was travel, beginning shortly after the end of WW II when her parents took her to Northern Ireland and the farm where her father was raised. She made sure that John and the children joined her on some of these trips. She remained in close contact with her family in Northern Ireland and enjoyed sharing her Irish heritage with others. Other travels included Japan, Western Europe, Russia, Panama and Costa Rica. Alice is survived by her husband, John, and children Alan, Bonnie (Frank) Howarth and Charlotte plus two grandchildren Calvin and Claire Howarth. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Alice's name to Benton County Hospice Service, OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Scholarship Fund or Presbyterian Women Missions in care of the First Presbyterian Church. A memorial service celebrating Alice's life will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St, Corvallis. Please share your thoughts and memories for the family at www.demossdurdan.com <http://www.demossdurdan.com/>.
Barbara McCarter Bloy
Class of 1964
Memoriam
Barbara Jean McCarter Bloy died April 18, 2016, in Knoxville from dementia at age 73. Born in Philadelphia to Robert McCarter, a Presbyterian minister, and Ruth Julia Luckins McCarter, a lifelong educator and homemaker, Barbara was mother to two boys and an accomplished teacher of English literature. Like her mother and sister before her, Barbara graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls, earning a scholarship to Maryville College. At Maryville Barbara completed a degree in English in 1964 and met and married James Bloy, a music professor, who fathered her two sons. She went on to earn a doctorate in English Literature at the University of Tennessee, part of a cadre of Maryville alumnae who were among the first generation of women earning higher degrees in Humanistic research. Her scholarly interests were naturally informed by her feminism, but outside the classroom as well she was a fierce advocate of equal rights and pay for women, for women who suffered domestic violence, and an ardent supporter of Planned Parenthood. Barbara's teaching career had already begun at UT, and after her doctoral hooding she took up a tenure-track position at Castleton State College in Vermont in 1977. Three years later, she embarked on a preparatory school teaching career in Connecticut in order to provide a first-rate education to her two sons, first at Saint Margaret's-McTernan School (now Chase Collegiate) in Waterbury and then at the Taft School in Watertown. After both boys were off to college, she decided to live by the beach, and took a job as Chair of the English department at Ransom Everglades School in the Coconut Grove area of Miami, Florida. Dr. Bloy, as she was universally known to her students, sent a whole generation on to Ivy League success by dint of her rigor in honing their writing. Nearly a decade into her tenure at Ransom, Barbara spent an entire school year recovering from a rare lung disorder; her compromised immune system convinced her not long afterwards to leave prep school teaching behind and begin an active semi-retirement. She continued to walk the beaches and paddle the mangrove swamps of south Florida in her sea kayak. She continued to add her professional contralto voice to the choirs of her Episcopal churches. She also continued to teach writing at the university level, and started a new career as a textbook writer. She first wrote a skill book designed to be used with the Advanced Placement English curriculum at prep schools, then companion volumes to the four great Shakespearean tragedies for use in prep schools and colleges. Barbara is survived by her sister Dorothy, her sons Greg and Dylan, and her grandchildren Dorian, Julia, and Max (expected any day). She specified two epitaphs to be told to her grandchildren. First "I am content. I have had music" and second, "and gladly would she learn and gladly teach." A memorial service in Barbara's honor will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Planned Parenthood of Middle & East Tennessee or to the regional chapter of your choice.
Jay W. Bollman
Class of 1958
Notes
On Feb. 1, 2015 Jay and his wife Louise (Class 1959) moved back to Oregon. Beaverton is their new home and their son, Ken, is only 12 minutes away.
Mary Bundy Boozer
Class of 1959
Notes
has been happily married for 55 years to Alec Boozer! She is retired from teaching elementary school, working at Macy's and Customer Service for Southern Living. She is active in McCalla Bible Church and in neighborhood activities. She says she is praising God for His blessings every day!
Adlai Boyd
Class of 1957
Notes
updated the College with the following information: "It's been almost 59 years, since I and my '57 classmates graduated from MC. Since that time, I have engaged in 5 careers: a)assistant minister (of education) at 3 large churches (Raleigh, Norfolk and Miami Shores); b) dean of students of two, small, church colleges (Lenoir Rhyne, NC and King College, NC (also assistant professor of philosophy); c) Director of Special Education & Training at the Western Carolina Center, NC (for 550 individuals with developmental disabilities); d) Director of Training at Temple Woodhaven, PA (center for people with DDs), while earning my Ph.D. in psychology, with a concentration in special education researdh; e) Executive Director of an organization operating group homes for adults with DD; f) Associate professor and Chair of the Department of Child and Family Studies, at the University of South Florida (retired in 1997 to my mountain home in Montreat, NC (near Asheville)."
Richard C. Boyd
Class of 1965
Notes
Attended 50th class reunion in October, 2015. Says is was a wonderful event and missed all who couldn't make it.
Beverly E. Branham
Class of 1976
Memoriam
60, a resident of Albuquerque, NM went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Ladera Nursing home in Albuquerque. Bev was born on October 1, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Roland and Martha Branham. She was a Registered Nurse who worked with Hogares Group Home. She loved her cat Oscar and enjoyed talking about the Bible. Beverly also received a Bachelors Degree in Art from Maryville College in 1976. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those whose hearts she touched. She is survived by her loving brothers and sister, Roland H. Branham and wife Alta, Robert "Bobby" H. Branham and wife Morayma, and Shirley Branham; nieces and nephews, Kaici Branham, Justine Branham, Brisa Mireles, Miguel Mireles, Brenda Mireles and husband Mario Avitia, Daniel "Danny" Mireles, Whitney Balderrama-Branham, Shawn Forte, Dewey Pollock, Steven Martinez and Miquella Martinez; great-niece, Andrea Avitia; many other loving family members and friends from Cincinnati, OH. Beverly will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those whose hearts she touched. A memorial service was held at Terrazas Funeral Chapels on Friday, November 30, 2012 with Pastor, Paul Temple reciting.
Carol Morgan Brigham
Class of 1959
Memoriam
passed on September 8, 2015 at the age of 78 after a brief illness. A resident of Clintonville since 1969, Carol was preceded in death by her beloved husband, V. Bernard Brigham, and her parents, F. Mason and Elizabeth (Porter) Morgan. She is survived by her son, Andrew Brigham; daughter, Elizabeth Brigham, (husband, Jay Lowell); sister, Emily E. Morgan (Doug Rader); brothers, Noel (Lydia), Byron (Mary Jane) and Rick (Nancy) Morgan; sister-in-law, Beneth (Brigham) Morrow; grandchildren, Emma and Sarah Lowell; nephews, Gibson and Craig Morrow and Michael Morgan; nieces, Tracy Morrow Gentleman and Maisha Morgan; a broad extended family and many very, very close friends. Carol grew up in Prenter, West Virginia, graduated from Maryville College with a degree in psychology, and lived in Syracuse, NY and Zanesville, OH before settling into her beloved Clintonville home, where she gave tirelessly of herself to the community. She was a 40-year member and committee chair of the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus, and most recently worked with the League of Women Voters Educational Fund. She was a founding member of The Center for New Directions, an organization that serves women in crisis from domestic violence, divorce, or job displacement. A fierce advocate for others who did not have a voice in the community, Carol worked with the Housing Opportunity Center, the Godman Guild, and the Columbus Metropolitan Club. She served on various committees for the city of Columbus that advocated for women's rights, equal housing opportunities for all people, and equal voting rights. Carol was a fierce advocate for others who did not have a voice in the community. She also was a founding board member of WFAC, the first alternative FM radio station in Columbus. Carol was the first Woman's Issues Coordinator at the North Central Mental Health Center, an organization her husband V. Bernard helped found. She retired after 18 years at the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, where she planned job-training programs.
Autumn S. Brown
Class of 2015
Autumn Brown is completing the MAcc (Masters of Accountancy) Program at UT Knoxville in August 2016.
Harriet Hazel Brown
Class of 1952
Memoriam
age 85, a lifelong resident of Blount County, passed away Saturday, Nov 22, 2014. In order to put herself through Maryville College, Harriet worked in the sewing room there. She then received her Master's Degree from the University of Tennessee. She taught English and Spanish in the Knox County School System and retired with 41 plus years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown; brothers, Fred and Jay; and sisters, Margaret and Glenna. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to neighbors Bill and Jackie Wear for their care, compassion, and support.
Phil Brown
Class of 1964
Memoriam
Age 72, died June 21, 2015. Preceded in death by wife Lynn Tucker Brown, mother Frances Brown, and father C. Victor Brown. He is survived by wife Faith Ralston (married in 2009); sons Ian and Jess (Richelle); grandchildren Abigail, Noah, Elijah, and Conner; siblings Paul, Tim, and Vicki; and special nieces and nephews. Phil served the Presbyterian Church for over forty years as a youth group leader, pastor, presbytery executive, and synod executive. What defined Phil was his presence as a father, grandfather, listener, friend, and neighbor, his passion for woodworking (from the table saw to the chain saw), his inclusiveness, and his bear hugs. Phil lit up the world with his warmth and kindness. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be sent to the Bread Ministry of Bread Oven Ministry at White Bear Lake United Methodist Church at 1851 Birch Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 or Clearwater Forest Camp and Retreat Center, 16595 Crooked Lake Road, Deerwood, MN 56444. A Celebration of Life was held on the October 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM, at the White Bear Lake United Methodist Church.
Doug W. Bunker
Class of 1960
Memoriam
Passed away December 1, 2015.
Jennifer Brewer Burgess
Class of 2000
Notes
Jennifer earned a Master of Music degree, specializing in piano performance, from Middle Tennessee State University. She graduated December 12, 2015.
Libby Lee Burke
Class of 1965
Notes
Libby's husband, Jack, passed away Feb. 20th after an lung cancer battle lasting almost 8 years. According to the family, "there were so many good recoveries and only recently did the illness return. He is safely in Heaven. He continued as a professional pianist until just recently, sharing music, mirth, and love with family, friends,and colleagues."
Robert Burkhardt
Class of 1961
Notes
Writes in to say that he was diagnosed with ALL leukemia January, 2015, spent three months in hospital and rehab, and achieved full remission in October. Our 61st wedding anniversary was June, 2015. And, Yes! they still are involved in marriage and family counseling and support. Spent three years as part-time "Pastor to the Pastors" for a UMC District, and six years in English worship and education with two Korean congregations, one Presbyterian and one Methodist. Still preaching and teaching. JoAnne volunteers at All Childrens Hospital, and as Deacon at FPC of St. Pete. Still ballroom dancing and woodworking.
Jim Burkins
Class of 1974
Notes
Retired in 2015 from USPS and is enjoying the good life with his wife Pam, 3 dogs and a cat.
Allie Horvath Burns
Class of 2015
Marriage
to Cole Burns '16 on July 17, 2015.
Cole Burns
Class of 0
Marriage
to Alexandra Horvath '15 on July 17, 2015.
Cole Burns
Class of 2016
Notes
Cole has been accepted into the College Student Personnel Master's program at the University of Tennessee. He will start Fall 2016. This program is a two-year, practitioner-oriented master's degree designed to prepare student personnel administrators to address the administrative needs of colleges and universities.
Eugene Carden
Class of 1950
Memoriam
A. Eugene "Gene" Carden, born on January 24, 1925, died peacefully a week after celebrating his 91st birthday on January 31, 2016. He attended Tennessee Military Institute in Sweetwater, TN. He graduated from Sweetwater High School and went on to serve his country in World War II. Gene was on the destroyer USS Stack in the U.S. Navy under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. He graduated from Maryville College in 1950 and worked as an industrial supply salesman for several companies, the longest tenure being Tidewater Supply Company for 25+ years. He loved what he did and felt his customers were his friends. A long-standing member of Fountain City United Methodist Church, he enjoyed his Christian Fellowship Sunday School Class. Gene is predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. "Fate" Carden; and brother, William D. Carden, all of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He leaves wife of 63 years, Ethel Caldwell Carden; and sons, Brian Eugene Carden of Nashville and David Wilton Carden of Knoxville. He was most proud of his two grandchildren, Spec. Chase A. Carden, Fort Stewart, Georgia and Courtney R. Carden of Knoxville; his nephew, William Eugene Carden; and niece, Leah Carden Cress, were both special to him as well. The family received friends at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel, 5301 Fountain Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37918, on Tuesday, February 2nd from 4:30- 7:00 p.m. A celebration of his life followed, with Rev. Dan Kelley officiating. The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to be made to "The Net", Fountain City United Methodist Church, 212 Hotel Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37918. Gentry Griffey is honored to serve the Carden family, and invites you to view and sign their online guestbook at gentrygriffey.com