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Colorado CollegeBulletin | March 2006

Class Notes 30s , 40s, 50s, and 60s

Editors’ Notes:

Please send class notes and prints or digital images* to the class notes editor:

Beth Hanrahan ’04
Colorado College Alumni Office
14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3294
Fax: (719) 389-6271
E-mail: alumni@ColoradoCollege.edu
Home Page: www.ColoradoCollege.edu

* Digital photos should be jpegs of at least 300 dpi and minimum of 3” x 5.5.”

Bulletin Schedule

The magazine schedule, and deadlines for class notes, will be:

July 2006 — Summer Bulletin (class notes deadline May 1, 2006)
November 2006 — Winter Bulletin (class notes deadline Sept. 1, 2006)
March 2007 — Spring Bulletin (class notes deadline Jan. 8, 2007)

Many of our best feature ideas come from alumni — and we’d also love to hear what aspects of campus life you’re most interested in reading about. Please send suggestions to Lisa Ellis at lellis@ColoradoCollege.edu or Communications, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3294.

Thanks for your participation!

Lisa Ellis ’82


On July 6, a ceremony at the Naval Station in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, paid tribute to deceased Chaplain Thomas Kirkpatrick by naming a street in his honor. Thomas was killed Dec. 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was serving aboard the USS Arizona. Read about Kirkpatrick in the November 2002 Bulletin online at http://www.ColoradoCollege.edu/Bulletin/.


Ed Pelz reports the following: Bob Dukes and his wife, Arlouene, are happy that their Denver home on Elm Street, where they have lived for more than 40 years, is in a neighborhood that has survived “remarkably well,” though it is near retail shopping areas. According to Bob, this is a “very handy combination for elders.” • Jean Fontius Cartwright of Denver, though severely disabled, still writes Christmas letters and sends copies of humorous cartoons she drew in past years. • Cecil Cheney says his wife, Alwilda, was one of four New Mexicans who died in 2003 of the West Nile virus. Cecil, though legally blind, continues to live in their charming Rio Rancho home with the help of Meals on Wheels, two dogs, and his daughter, Jackie, who retired to a home nearby. He recalls that in 1934, he and Paul Deacon, who passed away in 2001, were persuaded to enter CC by Bob Nelson’s father, then president of the Monte Vista, Colo., school board. Cecil regrets that he can no longer fly fish, camp, or golf. • Ninety-year-old Robert “Bus” Keeton wrote “in a strong hand” and on pages headed “Memo from the cluttered desk of a Flying Tiger” that he “still has a few of these memos left.” Robert was one of 318 American pilots who fought the Japanese before Pearl Harbor in the American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force. The remainder of his career was as a commercial airline pilot, retiring from Pan Am in 1975. Now a widower after 53 years of marriage to his wife, Metha, he lives in Austin, Texas.


“The Marines have landed” in Lincoln, Calif., reports Tom Fox, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marines, who was recently named president of the Marine Corps Semper Fi Association. The group, comprised of former Marines living in Lincoln and Roseville, Calif., participated this Christmas in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves 58th annual Toys for Tots program. Under Tom’s leadership, the association collected nearly 3,000 toys, distributing four apiece to almost 600 local children, with a significant stockpile remaining for next year. 


Gene Albo was inducted into the Greater Pueblo Sports Association Hall of Fame on Nov. 16 with six other honorees.


50th Reunion, Oct. 6-8, 2006!


Bob Hendee was elected to the Colorado Springs/Palmer High School Alumni Hall of Fame for the class of 1953. In addition to spending time with his three Austin-area grandchildren, Bob keeps busy in retirement by serving on the boards of Prevent Child Abuse Texas, Texas Association for the Protection of Children, Travis City Child Protective Services, Travis City Child Fatality Review, Region 7 CPS Citizens Review, and Texans Care for Children. Bob just received an award for 10 years as a one-day-a-week volunteer at the Austin Children’s Shelter. Bob quips, “If you can think of anything else I might do to keep busy, please let me know.”


Gerald Esch represented CC at the inauguration of the new president of Wake Forest University, where he is a member of the biology faculty. Gerald proudly wore the Louis T. Benezet Award medal he received in 1992.

Class Secretary:
Nancy Cunningham Pike
217 Cerro St.
Encinitas, CA 92024-482


Edward Bradley recently retired to Fruita, Colo.


Donna Cellini on her life since graduation: “Moved to Denver — fall 1962. Work, marriage, two children, an assortment of four-footed creatures from gerbils to lizards, some wonderful dogs, a few birds. Twelve precious years as a stay-at-home mom. More dogs. Joined job market again. Divorce, retirement, grandchildren. And then, out of the blue, someone from my first year of college (in Germany) re-entered my life, and POW! Right in the heart. ‘The rest is history,’ as the saying goes.” Donna is now living in Texas, married to the love of her life. • Robert Schock, “having been very busy” and still finding himself “very occupied,” sends in his first update in almost 40 years (“whew!”). In the interim, he and his wife, Susan, have raised three daughters and now have four grandsons. Having retired from the University of California in 2002, Robert is now happily involved in several activities as senior fellow in the Center for Global Security and Research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, director of studies for the World Energy Council in London, lead author on the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and owner of his own manufacturing company. Between sailing races in the San Francisco Bay and relaxing on a New York lake in his restored wooden boat, Robert has kept in touch with some of his former CC geology professors: “We’ve had fun reliving ‘those good old days.’”


Class Secretary:
Ben Eastman
2020 Julian Way
Denver, CO 80211


Ellen Boughn is vice president of UpperCut Images, a digital image library based in Madison, Wis. UpperCut has additional offices in New York and London as well as on Bainbridge Island, Wash., where Ellen works.


Philip Lecuyer represented CC at the inauguration of the new president of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M., where he is a member of the faculty.


While officially retired from the science education program at Florida State University, George Dawson (MAT) still works on science education materials. He and his wife, Joel, traveled extensively when working and have continued their habits in retirement. • Last summer, Joel Kennedy and his wife “decided it was time to give up the rat race and retire.” They moved from Honolulu to the former plantation town of Hawi, where they own “enough land to keep us busy but not enough to get us in real trouble. After all, we are a couple of city folks!” These recent first-time grandparents are happy to report that they are healthier than they have been in years: “We’re not just surviving, we are thriving here.” • Cliff Young’s latest venture, The Vintner’s Club, in the Cote d’Or region of Burgundy, France, is a private residence club, where eight invited members have access to a 36,000-bottle collection and 30 guaranteed days of use each year in addition to four months of “flex time.” Membership includes use of the on-site chef, maid, and a chauffeur-driven Mercedes. Cliff has similar projects planned elsewhere in France and in parts of Italy. • Photographer Tom Zetterstrom’s efforts as an environmental activist were profiled in an October issue of the Litchfield County Times (Connecticut).


C. John Friesman moved from Santa Barbara, Calif., to Stanford University, where he is director of visitor relations. • Robert Sears has joined Clayco, a design-build firm, as vice president and general counsel.

Class Secretary:
Jan Metcalfe Mahony
1730 Wood Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907-7355