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In Memoriam

Washburn Law mourns the passing of the following alumni whose deaths were reported to the school between March 22, 2014 and December 31, 2015.

  • The Honorable George S. Reynolds, '42, DeBary, Fla., June 15, 2014, at age 95
  • Claude L. Rice, '42, Stilwell, Kan., on September 2, 2014 at age 97
  • William K. Clark, '48, Hill City, Kan., May 6, 2013, at age 93
  • John W. Newhart, '48, Saint Joseph, Mo., on August 31, 2015, at age 94
  • Charles K. Sayler, '48, Topeka, on December 29, 2014, age 90
  • Charles V. Hamm, '49, Topeka, on January 17, 2015, age 90
  • Alfred O. Holl, '49, Oklahoma City, on July 17, 2014, at age 93
  • Clyde E. Milligan, '49, Columbine Valley, Colo., May 4, 2014, at age 94
  • Fred W. Rausch, '49, Topeka, on April 5, 2015, at age 91
  • Ray O. Sage, '49, Las Cruces, N.M., on May 18, 2014, at age 93
  • Colonel Richard W. Snyder, '49, Atlanta, on June 10, 2015, at age 91
  • Ralph B. Foster, '50, Wichita, on August 15, 2014 at age 86
  • J. Francis Hesse, '50, Wichita, on November 22, 2014, at age 92
  • Robert R. Myers, '50, Topeka, on December 23, 2015, at age 90
  • William F. Stahl, '50, Junction City, Kan., on September 15, 2014 at age 89
  • Frank E. Welsh, '50, Downers Grove, Ill., on March 11, 2015, at age 93
  • Kay Arvin, '51, Nashville, on June 2014, at age 91
  • Paul K. Clayton, '51, Sun Lakes, Ariz., on April 21, 2015, at age 90
  • David P. Gooch, '51, Bloomington, Ill., on September 18, 2014, at age 91
  • Albert P. Kovac, '51, Kansas City, Kan., on October 3, 2015, at age 89
  • Simon P. Roth, '51, Hays, Kan., on July 17, 2015, at age 88
  • James R. Yoxall, '51, Liberal, Kan., on Dec.12, 2014, at age 88
  • Phil G. Clark, '52, Topeka, on April 24, 2014, at age 90
  • Jerry M. Ward, '52, Great Bend, Kan., on May 28, 2014, at age 86
  • James M. Caplinger Sr., '53, Topeka, on June 28, 2015, at age 86
  • Kenneth I. Loy, '53, Pittsburg, Kan., on February 27, 2014, at age 88
  • Thomas C. Boone, '56, Hays, Kan., on Aug. 25, 2014, at age 87
  • Clarence J. Gideon, '56, Topeka, on January 16, 2015, age 88
  • John R. Frazier, '57, Wills Point, Texas, on July 12, 2014, age 86
  • James G. Winn, '57, Lawrence, Kan., on Nov. 13, 2014, at age 87
  • Phillip U. Leon, '58, Wichita, on August 17, 2015, at age 84
  • Manuel B. Mendoza, '58, Normal, Ill., on June 25, 2015, at age 84
  • Walter N. Scott, '58, Topeka, on August 9, 2014, at age 83
  • Daniel J. Stoops, '58, Flagstaff, Ariz., on June 15, 2015, at age 81
  • John B. Towner, '58, Pittsburg, Kan., on July 28, 2015, at age 84
  • The Honorable Wayne E. Hundley, '59, Topeka, on October 1, 2014, at age 83
  • Jorge Soto-Marrero, '60, Kissimmee, Fla., on February 17, 2015, at age 85
  • The Honorable Gene B. Penland, '61, Salina, Kan., on Oct. 31, 2014, at age 80
  • Frank A. Caro, '62, Wichita, on January 17, 2015, at age 83
  • Wayne W. Grindol, '62, Jewell, Kan., on July 21, 2015, at age 92
  • The Honorable John E. Conway, '63, Albuquerque, N.M., on June 1, 2014, at age 79
  • Roger R. Viets, '63, Jackson, Wyo, on September 26, 2015, at age 78
  • William J. Birch, '64, Topeka, on June 27, 2015, at age 81
  • The Honorable Kay E. McFarland, '64, Topeka, on August 18, 2015, at age 80
  • Arnold M. Mize, '64, Tampa, Fla., on March 26, 2014, at age 74
  • Harland K. Rieger, '64, Topeka, on February 4, 2015, at age 77
  • Everett T. Reddick, '65, Missouri City, Texas, on June 2014, at age 74
  • Ward Summerville, '67, Toledo, Ohio, on November 7, 2015, at age 76
  • James V. Walker, '67, Pittsburg, Kan., on April 30, 2015, at age 73
  • Clayton P. Hunter, '68, Wichita, on June 14, 2014, at age 71
  • Marvin W. Maydew, '69, Topeka, on July 7, 2014, at age 88
  • Jon C. Milliken, '69, Ramona, Calif., on October 12, 2014 at age 71
  • Dr. William R. Roy Sr., '70, Topeka, on May 26, 2014, at age 88
  • Philip E. Winter, '70, Admire, Kan., on July 2, 2015, at age 71
  • Glenn P. McCarty, '72, Albuquerque, N.M., on May 6, 2014, at age 69
  • Gary G. Miller, '72, Topeka, on Nov. 18, 2014, at age 67
  • Robert A. Bloomer, '73, Osborne, Kan., on December 28, 2014, at age 66
  • Edna E. Hodges, '73, Grantville, Kan., on July 23, 2015, at age 77
  • Anthony J. Kotich, '73, Topeka, on October 20, 2015, at age 69
  • John C. Whitaker, '73, Broken Bow, Okla., on October 4, 2014, at age 68
  • Leonard M. Robinson, '74, Eskridge, Kan., on August 22, 2015, at age 71
  • Larry L. Campbell, '75, La Selva Beach, Calif., on September 11, 2015, at age 73
  • James F. McLeod, '75, Springfield, Mo., on June 19, 2014, at age 67
  • Michael J. Friesen, '76, Garden City, Kan., on April 4, 2015, at age 71
  • William T. North, '76, Cottonwood Falls, Kan., on August 16, 2014 at age 64
  • The Honorable Richard T. Ballinger, '77, Derby, Kan., on January 23, 2015, age 62
  • Joe A. Lang, '77, Wichita, on November 5, 2015, at age 71
  • Ronald P. Roerig, '77, Emporia, Kan., on October 9, 2015, at age 67
  • Ronald J. Sickmann, '77, Derby, Kan., on March 31, 2014, at age 64
  • Laurence A. Taylor, '77, Colby, Kan., on February 25, 2014, at age 64
  • Donald A. Frigon, '78, Dodge City, Kan., on September 5, 2014, at age 61
  • Amy L. Girst, '78, Chicago, on January 2014, at age 60
  • Michael J. Dutton, '79, Olathe, Kan., on November 5, 2015, at age 63
  • John D. Braun, '80, Colorado Springs, Colo., on November 20, 2015, at age 64
  • Carol L. Foreman, '80, Topeka, on April 2, 2015, at age 62
  • Wyatt M. Wright, '80, Wichita, on March 28, 2014, at age 58
  • James V. Bransten, '81, San Francisco on June 6, 2015, at age 70
  • The Honorable Micheal A. Ireland, '81, Holton, Kan., on August 29, 2015, at age 66
  • Heather O. Shelley, '82, Wichita, on July 6, 2014, at age 56
  • Karen A. Nichols, '83, Exeter, N.H., on August 17, 2014, at age 71
  • John W. Neidholdt, '84, Lenexa, Kan., on April 26, 2015, at age 62
  • John L. Swarts, '84, Fort Scott, Kan., on March 23, 2015, at age 74
  • Lloyd D. Hull, '85, Topeka, on October 7, 2015, at age 66
  • Michael T. Wilson, '88, Stephens City, Va., on Aug. 20, 2014, at age 66
  • Dr. R. Clinton Pittman, '91, Tarpon Springs, Fla., on January 20, 2015, at age 83
  • Ellen M. Tracy, '92, Topeka, on October 2, 2015, at age 79
  • Jeffery P. Gleave, '93, Monroe, Utah, on October 19, 2015, at age 62
  • Roger D. Freeman, '94, Federal Way, Wash., on October 29, 2014 at age 48
  • Kenneth D. Webber, '94, Berryton, Kan., on Nov.13, 2014, at age 82
  • Kari L. Milliken-Gilliland, '96, Saint Francis, Kan., on March 9, 2015, at age 44
  • David B. Duer, '00, Roswell, N.M., on Nov. 21, 2014, at age 43
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