about the deaths of the following alumni was received in the Office
of Development and compiled by Susan Apple. Please send information
to University of North Texas, Alumni Records, P.O. Box 311250, Denton,
Texas 76203-1250, send e-mail to email@example.com
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on the names for more information.
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(28), Trenton. She retired from the Trenton ISD in 1973
after teaching for more than 40 years.
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(30, 52 M.Ed.), Denton. She taught for more than 35
years and was active in Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary society
for women educators. She was honored numerous times by organizations
in Denton for her volunteer work.
(32), Auburn, Ala. She was a Texas public educator for 38
years, teaching in Bowie, Euless and Arlington. During her 27
years of teaching in Arlington, she was named the General Dynamics
Mathematics Teacher of the Year and the Bailey Junior High School
Teacher of the Year.
Malone Reynolds (34),
Houston. She was president of the Texas Business Education Association
and taught 31 years in the Rio Grande Valley. She was one of five
children in her family who received degrees from North Texas in
the 1920s and 30s.
Mae Pharr McGuffey
(36), Dallas. She spent most of her 40-year teaching career
Hillsboro. She was a teacher in Texas public schools for 27 years.
(39), Denton. She taught in public schools for 13 years.
She was a member of the Womans Shakespeare Club and after
retirement wrote poems and journals.
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(41), McGregor. She spent her 47-year teaching career at
McGregor ISD. She was accomplished at playing the harmonica, piano
(45), Dallas. She received her degree from North Texas in
(45), Hico. Prior to her retirement she taught school at
Fairy, Hico, Iredell, Walnut Springs and Pottsville. She and her
husband were farmers in the Fairy community, where they operated
Jones Egg Farm.
(48), Shawnee Mission, Kan. Jeffrey studied business at
(48, 51), Honolulu. In the 1950s he was the superintendent
of Aubrey ISD. He moved to Hawaii, where he was employed by the
state as a special adviser to the governor until his retirement.
(48), Horseshoe Bay. He was retired from road and highway
construction, having worked for Texas Bitulithic Co. and Trottie
(50), Nacogdoches. He was employed by Rusk ISD from 1952
to 1984, during which time he was a teacher, coach, counselor
(50), Denton. She taught at Denison High School, the North
Texas Lab School and Congress Junior High in Denton.
(50), Dumont. She was a teacher and homemaker. She had just
celebrated her 50-year anniversary with the Eastern Star organization.
B. Rudder Jr.
(50), Austin. He retired from the Institute for Geophysics
at the University of Texas at Austin. He served in the U.S. Navy
during World War II and requested that he be buried at sea.
S. Brown Sr.
(52), McKinney. He worked for IBM for 17 years and was the
owner of Brown Financial for 16 years. He was a member of Sigma
(56), Denton. She received her degree in elementary education
at North Texas.
A. Shug Bledsoe
(56), Lane, Okla. He was a member of North Texas Pi
Phi Pi fraternity and the national group it affiliated with, Pi
Kappa Alpha. Hed worked for American Airlines, AT&T,
Pollock Paper Co., Guardian Life Insurance Co. and the Oklahoma
Crime Commission, in addition to owning and operating Bledsoe
(56), Dallas. She taught in Dallas and San Antonio and was
the former owner of Preston Records.
(59), Keller. He was an accountant and tax adviser for Mobil
Oil Corp. for 31 years, retiring in 1990.
(59), Mesquite. She received her degree in elementary education
from North Texas.
(63), Corpus Christi. He was employed by H.B. Zachry Co.
(63), Dallas. He practiced law in the title insurance industry.
He was active in community and church activities with a special
interest in the Dallas Suicide and Crisis Center counseling program.
(64 Ed.D.), Amarillo. He was a certified licensed underwriter
and taught insurance and real estate at West Texas State University.
He also studied and appraised gemstones and was a member of Alpha
Kappa Psi business fraternity.
(64), Kerrville. She received her degree in library science
at North Texas.
(65), Buffalo Gap. He received his degree in economics from
(66), Austin. He spent most of his career in the auto industry
as a salesman, most recently with Mercedes Benz of Austin.
(66), Dallas. She was
a pioneer in the assessment of children with learning disabilities
and was regarded as an expert in teaching childrens handwriting.
She co-created the Childrens Handwriting Evaluation Scale,
which is used widely as an objective test of handwriting rate
(67), Dallas. He was employed by CompuPros as a computer
consultant specializing in mainframe programming. He was an avid
golfer and played on golf courses around the world.
(68 M.Ed.), Fort Worth. She taught first and second grade
and also worked as an instructional specialist for elementary
(68), Henderson. She spent her career teaching elementary
school students and received numerous teaching awards.
(69), Canyon. She was a teacher at the elementary, secondary
and college levels. She also had a career in business, serving
as a continuity writer for WFAA Radio in Dallas.
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(71), Corpus Christi. He received his degree in business
from North Texas.
(73), Richardson. He entered North Texas after serving three
years in the Army in Vietnam. He received his degree in art.
(76, 88 Ph.D.), Tucson, Ariz. He earned his degrees
at North Texas in music education.
(76 M.Ed.), Orlando, Fla. He taught for 26 years in Dallas
and Orlando. His love
of history and culture led him to travel extensively throughout
Europe and North America.
(79), Fayetteville, Ark. He received a business degree in
marketing at North Texas. He was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.
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(91 M.S.), Oklahoma City. He received his masters
degree in radio, television and film at North Texas.
(91), Pittsburg. She majored in elementary education at
('93 M.S.), Washington, D.C., was a passenger on the American
Airlines flight that crashed into the Pentagon Sept. 11. She had
recently been hired as the women's gymnastics coach by the University
of California-Santa Barbara and was flying to California to begin
what was described as her dream job. She'd worked with the women's
gymnastics teams at the U.S. Naval Academy and George Washington
University while practicing law as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy
Judge Advocate General's Corps and later as a litigation associate
at Schmeltzer, Aptaker and Shepard PC.
Hamilton Jr. (95),
China Spring. He was employed as manager of M.E. Moses in Dallas
for 30 years and was a retired drug abuse counselor with the Salvation
Army in Dallas.
(98 M.Ed.), Euless. He received his masters degree
in secondary education from North Texas.
Gary Weldon Anderson,
Denton, associate professor of teacher education and administration,
1973-1999. He received his bachelors and masters degrees
at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colo., and his doctorate
at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He was active in Phi Delta
Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, the National Education Association, the
National Association of Teacher Educators, the Association of
Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Better Breathers
at Denton Community Hospital.
Denton, Director Emeritus of bands, 1945-1975. McAdow began his
musical career playing cornet in a municipal band in Anthony,
Kan. He played the trumpet professionally in Chicago, Cincinnati,
Cleveland and Detroit. In the 1930s, he played flute with the
St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra. Under McAdows leadership,
the bands of North Texas achieved a national reputation for musical
excellence. In 1973 he was named Texas Bandmaster of the Year.
UNT named him an honorary alumnus in 1990. He became a member
of the Phi Beta Mu Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 1991,
and the next year he was a charter inductee into the Region V
Bandmasters Hall of Fame. McAdows legacy was recognized
in 1999 when a plaque bearing his name was attached to a Disklavier
grand piano that was donated to UNT by Brook Mays Music Co.