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August 4, 2015

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254 Texas Courthouses (Thanks, Rick Sheridan '86):
Leonard Lane '74 has recently updated his very interesting website.  You can check it out here!
 
Lee Ruth Schroeder Krieg (1942 - 2015):
On July 20, Lee Ruth Schroeder Krieg passed away.  A native Texan, she graduated from Rice in 1965.  In 1970, she and her husband Dan moved to Lubbock where he became a professor at Texas Tech.  She was a longtime volunteer with Lutheran Social Services, Girl Scouts, United Way and other organizations.  She is predeceased by, among others, Dan who passed away on June 18.  Later this year, they would have celebrated 50 years of marriage.  Click here for the Lubbock Avalanche-Tribune obituary.

August 3, 2015

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Larry McMurtry '60 (Thanks, Kathleen Boyd '80):
Houston socialite served as inspiration for character (Houston Chronicle)

David Miller (1929 - 2015):
On July 23, David Miller passed away.  A native Houstonian, he graduated from Rice in 1951.  He was self-employed for 60 years and started David N Miller and Company accounting firm.  Also, he was a member of the Mensa Society and was active in his temple.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

August 2, 2015

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James Doyle '67 (Thanks, Larry George!):
Helping Revitalize Galveston Bay (The Houston Lawyer, p. 17)

Corps of Discovery:
As mentioned, my wife Nancy and I were members of the 2015 Rice Alumni Traveling Owls Lewis & Clark Expedition led by John Boles in Montana and Idaho last month.  Be sure to click here for an outstanding trip report with wonderful photographs filed by fellow Expedition members Linda ’66 and Jim ’66 Hargrove.

Raymond Devine (1928 - 2015):
On July 22, Raymond Devine passed away after a long illness.  A native Houstonian, he graduated with honors from Rice in 1950 following military service in WWII.   After working as a CPA for several years, he enjoyed a career in the sulphur industry, retiring at the age of 58.  Click here for the Austin American-Statesman obituary.

August 1, 2015

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The Fiske Guide to College Histories:
Pop Quiz (New York Times)

Kathryn Pulley Respess (1939 - 2015):
On July 16, Kathryn Pulley Respess passed away.  She graduated from Rice (Phi Beta Kappa and Woodrow Wilson Fellow) in 1961.  At Rice, she met John Respess ‘60/’63 whom she married in 1964. She enjoyed a stellar 50 year teaching career at St Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin.  Also, she was an influential environmentalist..  She is predeceased by, among others, her husband John who died in 2014.  Click here for the Austin American-Statesman obituary.

July 31, 2015

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Baker Institute:
Latest report released regarding Texas uninsured (Rice News)

Stephen Richard Ganns (1950 - 2015):
On July 16, Stephen Richard Ganns passed away.  A native Texan, he graduated from UT.  He enjoyed a career in the commercial real estate business in Houston however his true devotion was to music, as a composer and pianist.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Stephen Richard Ganns Memorial Fund at the Shepherd School.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

July 30, 2015

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Forbes College Financial Grade (Thanks, Larry George!):
Rice earned an A+ from Forbes for its 2015 Private College Financial Health Grade.  Read more.

Jack Burns (1926 - 2015):
On July 10, Jack Burns passed away.  A native Houstonian, he graduated from Rice with a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1949 and a MS in Chemical Engineering in 1951, following military service in WWI from 1944-46.  He enjoyed a career with Texaco for 39 years.  Also, he was active in the community.  He is survived by, among others, his wife of 62 years, Lorraine.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

July 29, 2015

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Raymond Archer (1931 - 2015):
On June 28, Raymond Archer passed away.  A native Canadian, he earned a BA from the University of Alberta in 1963 and a PhD from Rice in 1973, both in Philosophy.  He was a member of the University of Alberta faculty for 25 years.  Click here for the Leader-Post News obituary.

July 28, 2015

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Larry Phillips '64:
Larry Phillips ’64, a three-year basketball letterman (1962-63-64), is retiring as president of Angelina College in East Texas after 24 years of service.  Read more.

Marianne Colburn Young (1951 - 2015):
On June 27, Marianne Colburn Young passed away.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice with a BA in Chemistry in 1974.  She worked for Dow Chemical and then she and her husband Gregg formed their own corporation, Young Associates.  Also, she was an avid technology user.  She is survived by, among others, her husband of 42 years.  Click here for the Midland Daily News obituary.

July 27, 2015

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Brian Schostak (1962 - 2015):
On June 28, Brian Schostak passed away at the age of 52.  After graduation from Ohio State, he worked for Shell Oil until his death.  He was the father of former Rice baseball player Brian Smith.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.

July 26, 2015

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Rebecca Richards-Kortum:
Saving preemies in developing countries (Houston Chronicle)

Alicia Arciniega (1967 - 2015):
On June 30, Alicia “Lisa” Arciniega passed away after a battle against lymphoma.  A native Houstonian, she graduated from Rice in 1991 with a BS in Biology and Psychology.  She worked at Microbiology Labs and later on the cancer research teams of MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Click here for the Chronicle obituary.
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