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In Memoriam

Memorial Service for Ron Richard Oct. 21

Posted Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:22:00 -0700

As the Vandal Family continues to mourn the loss of Ron Richard, we extend an invitation on behalf of Ron's family to join in remembering his legacy. A memorial service celebrating Ron's life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the University of Idaho Administration Building Auditorium. Read more

Jack F. Truitt, Former Associate Professor and Head of Accounting Department

Posted Mon, 01 Oct 2018 16:02:00 -0700

Jack Franklin Truitt died Sept. 20, 2018, at his family home near Forestburg, Texas. Jack was born Nov. 23, 1942, in Defiance, Ohio. He was the second of four children of Jack Truitt and Juanita Jeneffee Russell Truitt of Knoxville, Tennessee. Jack loved sports. Besides running hurdles, he was an outstanding football player with the Oak Ridge (Tennessee) Wildcat high school team that won the state and national championships in 1958. He was always willing to accept a challenge. Read more

In Memoriam: Richard J. Naskali

Posted Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Richard J. Naskali, 82, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. Read more

Reception in Memory of Our Friend and Colleague Casey Hanson

Posted Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Please join University Advancement, the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences and the Hanson family for a reception in memory of our friend and colleague Casey Hanson. Read more

In Memoriam

Posted Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700

Peter Siems, Emeritus Professor of Economic Geology Read more

In Memoriam: Casey Hanson

Posted Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:06:00 -0700

Longtime University of Idaho staff member and alumna Casey Hanson passed away on July 2, 2018 in Moscow after battling pancreatic cancer. An Idaho native, Casey began working at U of I in 1993 in the Alumni Office and became a skilled fundraiser in multiple roles at WSU and U of I. Most recently, she served as the director of development for the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Read more

In Memoriam: Rolland Rolly Reid

Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:53:00 -0700

Longtime U of I geology faculty member Rolland "Rolly" Reid, 91, passed away peacefully at his home in Naples, Florida, on March 12, 2018. Read more

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, 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 208-877-1190 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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University Communications and Marketing

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