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In Memoriam: Microbiology Professor Ron Crawford

Posted Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:03:00 -0800

Longtime University of Idaho faculty member Ronald L. Crawford passed away on Jan.11, 2018 at his home in Bend, Oregon, after battling pancreatic cancer. Ron joined the faculty in 1987 as head of the Department of Bacteriology and Biochemistry. Incidentally, this led to him becoming his twin brother's boss. They had many funny stories to share about the various confusions that being twins caused.
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Professor Emeritus Nils Olof Pellmyr Dies

Posted Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:55:00 -0800

Professor Emeritus Nils Olof (Olle) Pellmyr passed away in Moscow on Dec. 4, 2017. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 19, 1957, and earned his doctorate from Uppsala University. He served on the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences from 2002 to 2012.

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Celebration of Life for Steven Kopke on Nov. 25

Posted Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:43:00 -0800

A celebration of life honoring Steven Thomas Kopke, who passed away on Nov. 4, will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, at Lake City Church, 6000 N Ramsey Road in Coeur d'Alene. All are welcome to attend. Read more

Bill McLaughlin Celebration of Life Nov. 11

Posted Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:49:00 -0700

A celebration of life event honoring CNR emeritus faculty member William "Bill" McLaughlin, who passed away in Sept., will be held from 12:30-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11,
at the University Inn Best Western in Moscow. All are welcome to attend. Join us in subverting the dominant paradigm by celebrating the life and contributions of Bill McLaughlin as we come together to share memories, laugh, tell tales and enjoy life as Bill would have wanted us to. Dress is casual and tie-dye is preferred. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Story-sharing will start at 1 p.m. If you cannot attend in person and would like to share a story about Bill, please send it to [email protected], and it will be shared on your behalf.

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Civil Engineering Alumnus George G. Goble Dies

Posted Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:48:00 -0700

George G. Goble, Civil Engineering Alumni '51 passed away Sept. 19, 2017. There are some giants in the world of engineering, some more recognized than others. For those of us in the Deep Foundation and Bridge Engineering World, George G. Goble, Ph.D., P.E., was a giant. He had the intellect, knowledge and most important, the drive to change our world. His keen sense of where technology is leading us and how it can be used for a more effective and efficient use of resources helped us all in this industry to improve and renew. Read more

Longtime CNR Faculty Member William McLaughlin Dies

Posted Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:03:00 -0700

Former College of Natural Resources faculty member William (Bill) McLaughlin died Saturday, Sept. 16. McLaughlin came to the University of Idaho in 1977 as a faculty member in wildland recreation management, now the Department of Natural Resources and Society. He mentored generations of students and faculty. He was an innovative teacher, a demanding researcher, and always sought to subvert the dominant paradigm. Read more

Celebration of Life for Samantha Ramsay Aug. 19

Posted Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:22:00 -0700

Samantha Ramsay's Celebration of Life will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1036 W A St. in Moscow, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug.19, 2017. A light luncheon will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like to bring a food donation (such as a salad or dessert), please contact Gen Long at 111-877-1190 or Gretchen Isakson at 509-554-0620.

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James H. Cooley, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Posted Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:29:00 -0700

James H. "Jim" Cooley died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at his home near Troy. He was born March 25, 1930. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in chemistry from Middlebury College in 1953 and doctorate in organic chemistry at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He accepted a position as assistant professor of organic chemistry at the University of Idaho in 1957. He served as acting chair of the Chemistry Department during his final years on the faculty and retired as professor emeritus in 1992. Read more

Beloved Idaho Folksinger Rosalie Sorrels Dies

Posted Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:29:00 -0700

Rosalie Sorrels — an Idaho singer, songwriter, storyteller and folk music legend with a career that spanned more than 50 years — died late Sunday night at her daughter Holly Marizu’s home in Reno, where Sorrels lived for the past two and a half years.

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Longtime IGS Employee Vicki Mitchell Dies

Posted Thu, 11 May 2017 13:42:00 -0700

Victoria E. Mitchell was born April 19, 1954, in Taft, Calif., to Les and Virginia Mitchell, and passed away April 13, 2017. She received her undergraduate degree in geology from the University of California, Berkeley, and moved to Moscow to attend the UI. Vicki joined the science fiction club in Moscow (Palouse Empire Science Fiction Association or PESFA) in 1977, shortly after she started at the UI. Read more

Longtime UI Faculty Member Fred Jensen Dies

Posted Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:47:00 -0700

Longtime UI faculty member Alfred Wilbur (Fred) Jensen, 79, of Idaho Falls, died Saturday, April 1, 2017, at his home. Fred was born on July 2, 1937, in Pocatello, Idaho to Anton “Tony”Wilhelm and Helen May Jensen. He spent the first five years of his life on the family farm in Crystal, Bannock County, Idaho. Read more

Longtime Professor Dwaine J. “Marty” Marten Dies

Posted Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:34:00 -0700

Dwaine (Marty) Marten, Ph.D., 83, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died peacefully Sunday afternoon at Good Samaritan, March 26, 2017, with his family at his side. Read more

Longtime CALS Administrative Assistant Kathy DeVoe Dies

Posted Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:41:00 -0800

Kathy DeVoe, of Moscow, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Good Samaritan Moscow Village. She was 69. Kathryn Hamilton was born Feb. 6, 1948, in Colfax, Wash., to Don E. and Mary Elizabeth McCabe Hamilton. The family lived in Pullman and moved to Spokane, Wash., after her brother, Don Jr., was born. Her brothers Doug and Charlie were born in Spokane. Read more

Services for Former CLASS Dean Kurt Olsson Scheduled for March 4

Posted Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:55:00 -0800

Kurt Olsson, Ph.D., who served as dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Idaho from 1990 to 2002, and was a longtime member of UI's Department of English, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
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Former Steam Plant Manager Michael Lyngholm Dies

Posted Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:15:00 -0800

Michael James Lyngholm launched his next great adventure on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Raised in Iowa by loving parents who taught him to work hard, enjoy life and appreciate his family, he was the eldest of nine children. He loved his parents and his sisters and brothers, and remained close to them his entire life.
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Louis “Lou” Edwards Jr., 1936-2016

Posted Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:00:00 -0700

Long-time chemical engineering professor and UI Academy of Engineers member Louis "Lou" L. Edwards Jr. passed away July 25, 2016. Lou retired from the University of Idaho in 2012 after 50 years of teaching and inspiring students. Read more

Retired IGS Director Roy M. Breckenridge Dies

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:30:00 -0700

Roy M. Breckenridge, retired director of the Idaho Geological Survey and Idaho state geologist, died Aug. 1, 2016, after a battle with cancer.
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Professor emeritus Tom Fairchild dies at 69

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:00:00 -0700

Former UI Professor Thomas Newman Fairchild died on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Tom died at home with his wife, Linda Britton-Fairchild, his son, David Fairchild, and his daughter, Megan Pestka, present at his side. His children had great love and admiration for their father and visited him as often as they could during his last years. Read more

Jim Lyle Outstanding Alumni Winner William Frederiksen Dies

Posted Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:30:00 -0700

William K. Frederiksen died on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Known as "Billy," "Ripper," and "Uncle Bill," Frederiksen was born in Idaho Falls on June 25, 1959. His parents were Howard Edward and Josephine (Joy Lawson) Frederiksen. Bill had three siblings: Kristine and Kevin (twins) and Janice. He graduated from Clark County High School in Dubois, Idaho, and then the University of Idaho in Moscow. His degree in agriculture served him well, as he worked with his dad, Howard, and uncle, Horace, at the family ranch in Kilgore, Idaho. Then he took over the operation of the farm and ranch at Dubois. Read more

Memorial Service for Micki Panttaja Aug. 20

Posted Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:45:00 -0700

Please join us in celebrating the life and work of Micki Panttaja, long-time friend of the Department of Theatre Arts and the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Idaho. Friends and colleagues may celebrate Micki's life by attending her upcoming memorial service or by making a gift to help establish an endowed scholarship in her name. Read more

Celebration of Life for Wendy Nelson June 20

Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2016 10:30:00 -0700

Friends and colleagues of Kent and Wendy Nelson are invited to join the Office of the President and University General Counsel in a celebration of life for Wendy on Monday, June 20, 2016, in the Litehouse Center of the Kibbie Dome. The celebration begins at 4:30 p.m., with a short program at 5 p.m. Friends and colleagues of Wendy and Kent are invited to attend and share memories of Wendy. A reception-style buffet with beverages will be provided
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Celebration of Life for Professor Al J. Lingg June 18

Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0700

A celebration of life for retired University of Idaho professor Al J. Lingg, who died Jan. 27, 2016, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in the meeting room of the LaQuinta Inn, 185 Warbonnet Drive in Moscow.
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UI Mourns Loss of Three Former Students

Posted Thu, 19 May 2016 15:30:00 -0700

Three former University of Idaho students passed away over the past week. Mark Hagen, who graduated in December with a Master of Accountancy from the College of Business and Economics, died over the weekend. Mark also had a Bachelor of Science from CBE.
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Longtime UI Employee Micki Panttaja Dies

Posted Tue, 17 May 2016 10:00:00 -0700

Micki Lee Panttaja, resident of Viola, passed away May 13, 2016, after a long but noble struggle with breast cancer. She was 55.
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'Athens of Idaho' Artist Daniel Ng Dies

Posted Mon, 16 May 2016 13:30:00 -0700

The University of Idaho is saddened to learn that Daniel Ng, the artist who painted the iconic work “Athens of Idaho,” died earlier this month in Dallas, Texas. Daniel was commissioned for the colorful depiction of campus and the rolling Palouse hills in celebration of UI’s 125th anniversary and the inauguration of President Chuck Staben. The piece hangs in the Office of the President in the Administration Building. Read more

In Memoriam: Connie Owens, 1938-2016

Posted Tue, 10 May 2016 12:40:00 -0700

Connie Jean Owens, who taught in the University of Idaho School of Communication from 1982 to 2002, died April 18, 2016, in Boise. Owens earned a bachelor's degree in public relations from UI and a master's degree in rhetoric and communication studies at Washington State University. At UI, she taught public speaking, small-group communication and other courses. She had previously worked as a journalist at the Moscow Idahonian and the Appaloosa News. A memorial service is planned later this summer in Moscow. Read more

In Memoriam: Steven E. Nelson, 1968-2016

Posted Mon, 09 May 2016 12:00:00 -0700

Steven E. Nelson, a former University of Idaho staff member, died April 29, 2016, near Caldwell. Nelson earned a bachelor's degree in public relations in 2011 from the School of Journalism and Mass Media. After graduation, he worked at Shari's restaurant, as a custodian for UI Facilities and in the annual giving office for University Advancement. Since January, he had worked at Boise State University. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, in the Barnwell Room of the Student Union Building at BSU.
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Paul Joseph Joyce: 1958-2016

Posted Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:00:00 -0700

Paul Joseph Joyce was born September 26, 1958 in Butte, Montana, one of the 12 children of Thomas and Dorothy Joyce. Academically gifted, he breezed through the Butte schools, and then graduated from Montana State University in just four years with both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics. He went on to the University of Utah for his doctorate, where he met and married his wife and best friend, Janalyn Steed. They had a son, Andrew, who brought great joy to the couple and became Paul’s favorite political debater, intellectual sparring partner and late night scotch drinker. Read more

Public Wake, Funeral Services for Paul Joyce April 28-29

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:00:00 -0700

Funeral services for Paul Joyce, dean of the College of Science, will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, in the Administration Building Auditorium. A reception will follow the service at the University Inn Best Western. Read more

UI Remembers Paul Joyce

Posted Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho community is grieving the death of Paul Joyce, Dean of the College of Science, who died in a car accident Friday, April 22, near Orofino, Idaho. Paul was a committed member of our university leadership team, a dedicated scientist and researcher, and a valuable teacher and mentor. Read more

Retired longtime UI professor Thomas Hipple dies at 84

Posted Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:00:00 -0700

Thomas Edwin Hipple passed at his Moscow home Saturday morning, April 9, 2016, at the age of 84. Read more

UI Alumnus John "Jack" Wegher Dies

Posted Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:00:00 -0700

John S. Wegher (Jack) was born on December 21, 1929 in Walsenberg, Colorado. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 24, 2015.
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Retired UI Faculty Member Al Lingg Dies

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:09:00 -0700

Longtime UI faculty member Al J. Lingg of Moscow, Idaho, died on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at Gritman Memorial Hospital in Moscow. Read more

Longtime University Supporter J. Michael Mahoney Dies

Posted Sat, 19 Mar 2016 08:00:00 -0700

Longtime University of Idaho supporter J. Michael “Mike” Mahoney, a writer and philanthropist, died February 28, 2016, at his home in Larkspur, California. Read more

Lois Samuelson: 1928-2015

Posted Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:00:00 -0800

Lois Elaine Boyd Samuelson passed away on Nov. 25, 2015. She was born Jan. 7, 1928, to Louis Melvin Boyd and Fawney May Myers Boyd of Larned, Kan., who were of Scots-Irish decent and proud Kansas wheat and cattle farmers. Read more

In Memoriam: Keith Ickes

Posted Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0800

Keith Ickes, 67, passed away on Dec. 8, 2015, in the company of his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Keith was born on February 5 – a birthday shared with both his parents – 1948 in Dayton, Ohio to LeRoy and Faye Ickes. He married Beverley Wright in 1971, and was father to sons Nathan and Andrew. Keith spent his career in higher education and government administration, working at Indiana University, Cornell University, Colorado State University, Boulder County, and the University of Idaho. Well-liked and respected by his colleagues, Keith was known for his unwavering integrity, financial acumen, Seussian inspirations, and dedication to these institutions served.
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UI Academy of Engineer Member Dr. Forrest Morton Bird Dies

Posted Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Dr. Forrest Morton Bird aviator, innovator, entrepreneur, scientist, professor, physician, veteran overall Renaissance man, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 at the age of 94 at his home in Sagle, Idaho. Read more

Former UI first lady Betty Gibb Maley died July 10

Posted Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Former University of Idaho first lady, Betty Gibb Maley, wife of the late UI President Richard Gibb, passed away on July 10 following a life of lovely demeanor and quiet grace. She served as the first lady of UI during Richard’s tenure as president from 1977 to 1989. Read more


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