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Bloomington, Indiana

Class of 1959

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1 Jun 2024 With the help of the recently released 1950 Census data, we find that the following members of the Class of 1959 have died:
Marvin Leroy Baker, of Pendleton, Indiana, 10th grade only. He graduated from BHS.
Tempe Hamilton Frothingham Walls Johnson, of Tucson, Arizona, July 29, 2023; senior year only.
Albert Eugene "Gene" Koester, December 18, 2022; 8th grade only.
Barbara Ann Lyons/Bourke Cox, of Jenson Beach Florida, December 9, 2012; 4th through 9th grades. She was Lyons through 7th grade, Bourke from 8th grade on, having been adopted by her stepfather. She graduated from BHS.
Helen Virginia Mathis Moore Turpin, but Mathis at time of death, April 30, 2005, in Bloomington; 7th grade only.
Dennis John Sweeney, Jr, of Hackensack, New Jersey, February 9, 1992; nursery school only.
13 Feb 2024 We find that Georgiana McNaughton Snow died in Missoula, Montana, on August 3, 2023. A Find-A-Grave page has been created. Apparently, after her divorce in 1988, she began using her middle name, McNaughton, as her surname. She was at UHS 5 years, starting in 7th grade with the Class of '60 and graduating with the Class of '59.
3 Feb 2024 Patricia Ruth "Patty" Rechter died in Zionsville, Indiana, on January 14, 2024. She was at University School for 2nd grade only. (The family must have moved, as all 4 kids are in the '48 & '49 Jordannuses only, and they all graduated from BHS.) Her Find-A-Grave page has an obituary, but this will not be visible for 3 months.
14 Nov 2023 Burl Dean Waldrip died in Bloomington on November 7, 2023. His Find-A-Grave page has an obituary.
10 Sep 2023 Rev Russell Lee Elkins died in Bloomington on September 2, 2023. His Find-A-Grave page has an obituary.
24 Mar 2023 William Stanley "Stan" Wilson died in Bloomington on March 12, 2023. A Find-A-Grave page has been created.
14 Nov 2022 The 1950 US Census has recently been released, and we have been able to find information on many members of the Class. This does not help us find current contact information; mostly, it allows us to find parents & siblings, and death records. Many of the Class have been moved from the first two tables into the Deceased table. They are:
Clara Louise Allen Davis, of Florida, June 23, 2019; 7th grade only
Herod Cecil Barr, of Greensburg, Indiana, August 27, 2016; 9th grade only
Barbara Ann Bourke Cox, of Martin County, Forida, December 9, 2012; 6th through 9th grades; graduated from BHS
Carlisle Wickliff Briscoe Jr, of Nebraska, July 13, 2013; 7th through 11th grades
James Otto Dawson, of Corpus Christi, Texas, December 31, 2020; 9th & 10th grades
Judith Ann Deckard Campbell, of Des Moines, Iowa, August 28, 2022; 1st, 7th & 8th grades
Gloria Ann Douthitt, of Monrovia, California, August 23, 2015; 11th & 12th grades
Charles Elbert Fleener, of Bloomington, April 13, 1986; 8th grade only
Depmsey O Ford, of Springville, Indiana, April 28, 2010; 7th grade only
Ellen Marie Ford Mullis McQueen, of Bloomington, April 29, 2015; 7th grade only
Kenneth Frazier, of Baltimore, Maryland, June 29, 1980; 10th grade only
Larry Arthur Fuller, of Noblesville, Indiana, January 21, 2010; 4th & 5th grades; graduated from BHS
Lucia Victoria "Altha" Grubb Cox Crouch, of Bloomington, June 4, 2017; 7th & 8th grades; graduated from BHS
Norma Jean "Wilma" Grubb Harden, of Bloomington, August 17, 2012; 7th & 8th grades
Thomas Lee Ham, of Bloomington, April 4, 1971; 7th grade only
Michael Dennis Harkin, of Valparaiso, Indiana, December 3, 2010; 1st grade only
Charles Edward "Chuck" Hoey, of Watsontown, Pennsylvania, May 31, 1990; 9th grade only
Judy Ann Lucas Williams, of Bloomington, June 7, 2010; 8th grade only
Aaron Ray Lyon, of Bloomington, October 26, 1967; 12th grade only
Joe Erwin Morrow, of Spencer, Indiana, May 1, 2000;10th grade only
Elbert Keith Nichols, of Bloomfield, Indiana, June 16, 2017; 7th & 8th grades
Robert Arthur Nunn, of Boston, Massachusetts, March 4, 1981; 6th & 7th grades
David Paul Rankin, of Yuma, Arizona, December 22, 1999; 1st &2nd grades
John Philip Sewell, of Clearwater, Florida, July 20, 1917; 10th grade only
Janet Laverne Simms Love Lucas Love, of Bloomington, February 14, 2010; 8th grade only; graduated from BHS
Monte Delane Smith, of Greencastle, Indiana, August 12, 2011; 7th, 9th & 11th grades
Marc Baral Speelmon, of Lafayette, Colorado, February 2, 2021; 7th grade only
Larry Leon Stivers, of Springville, Indiana, April 6, 2011; 7th grade only
Bonnie Jean Vaught Langley, of Woodbury, Minnesota, December 13, 2021; 7th & 8th grades
Earlene Mary Wingard Gilger Wireman Miles, of Tallahassee, Florida, August 19, 2002; 5th grade only
The grades listed are based on the individual photo pages of the Jordannus yearbooks.
24 Dec 2021 William Paul "Bill" Cox died in Bloomington on December 19, 2021. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page. Bill was at UHS starting in 7th grade, but withdrew in February of senior year and graduated from BHS.
09 May 2021 Edward Joseph "Eddie" Hewitt, of Foley, Alabama, died April 21, 2021. An photo and obituary are on his Find-A-Grave page. His photo is in only one Jordannus, the '57 edition.
28 Apr 2021 We are informed that Philip Frederick "Phil" Egan died at home in Palo Alto, California, on September 16, 2019. A 2008 article from a local newspaper is included on his Find-A-Grave page.
09 Dec 2020 James Cleadis "Jim" Kinser, of Ellettsville, Indiana, died in Bloomington on December 2, 2020. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
09 Oct 2019 Larry James Holman, of Bloomington, died October 3, 2019. Larry appeared on only one Jordannus, the '56 volume. A Find-A-Grave page has been created, but it has little information.
12 Sep 2019 Photos from the 60th Reunion are now on the Photos page.
09 Jul 2019 Kathy Bridwell Milne '65 informs us that the husband of her sister Judy '60, Stephen Lee "Steve" Cobb, of Franklin, Indiana, died on Otober 9, 2018. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
17 Jun 2018 Chuck (Bud) McFall writes:
Dear fellow U-schoolers:
I just found out about the UHS web site at I don't know why it took me so long. What a great thing! And thanks to Eva Mae and Pat Smith for letting me know about it. I also appreciate all of you for keeping me in the loop on the goings-on related to our class over the years.

I hope all of you do put info about your lives since UHS on the web site-if you haven't already - so everyone can read about your lives since UHS.

I still remember with fondness our years together at University High School. As some of you will remember, my family moved to Indianapolis just before my senior year, so I missed out on that key capstone year there in Bloomington. I was really bummed for quite a while. But I soldiered on. I finished H.S. at Thomas Carr Howe High. in Indy, a school with 3600 students. It was a top-notch school (one of the best in Indianapolis) but my experiences there made me appreciate U-school all the more by way of comparison. I missed you all a lot, but managed to adjust and not just survive, but even thrive in many ways, even though it was a huge shift from the smaller UHS to that much larger school environment. In the end, I was better off for having made the required adjustment (I grew up a lot). After High School, I graduated from DePauw University in 1963, got my MBA at IU's Kelley School of Business in 1965 and did my military duty as a lieutenant in the Army for two years after that.

After the Army I got my first real job in Marketing Brand Management with General Mills, managing Betty Crocker products for them. I left Genera Mills in 1973 and used my last bonus check from them as the down payment for buying my first business so I could pursue my real lifetime goal-to run my own business as an entrepreneur. Owned two businesses, built them both up, sold the first to a private investor and when the second was acquired by a larger company, I established a marketing consulting firm, Chuck McFall & Company (has a nice ring to it, doesn't it….also makes it easier to remember the company's name….). I've been serving as CEO ever since. We've done consulting work with Microsoft, 3M, AT&T, US Bank, Wells Fargo, NCR Corporation, United Health Care, and about 50 other clients all over the world-and it's been quite a ride. While consulting I also found time to teach marketing courses in the MBA program at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and did marketing seminars and workshops for many years through Control Data's "Institute for Advanced Technology". I'm now semi-retired, still taking on an occasional client project when it looks interesting-just to keep my mind active. My wife, Shelley, and I now live in Prior Lake, MN. We have two daughters and three grand kids. In short, life has been good to us.

The latest news in our life is that I've just written a book about my minister father Dr. Merrill B. McFall (who most of you know-or know of, as you and/or your parents may have attended his church there in Bloomington years ago). Anyway, the book is titled "The Calling"--subtitled, "Based on True Events in the Extraordinary Life of an Extraordinary Indiana Pastor". And he did lead an extraordinary life. There's much info about Bloomington, of course (he was minister there for nearly 20 years); There's also a chapter on University High School specifically-and how special that was-and lots of stuff about IU, as well, There's a web site for the book at: in case you're interested. You can also Google The Calling by Chuck McFall. The book's available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and several other sources. If you do happen to read it, I'd be interested in your feedback.

I haven't been able to attend any of the class reunions, but I appreciate your keeping me in the loop about the goings-on with the class of '59. In the meantime, I wish all of you-my fellow "Univees"-the best. I urge you to e-mail the Web Master, David Gray at with your life story info. He will put it on the web site for anyone to look up and read. Check it out if you haven't already. It is an excellent way to keep up with former classmates and other U-schoolers by their year of graduation. I look forward to reading about all of your lives there soon. I also love seeing the pictures of all of you when you're at the reunions. Brings back great memories. And you all look exactly the same as I remember you, of course………
12 May 2018 An obituary for Ted Legge is now available on his Find-A-Grave page.
13 Mar 2018 Theodore Winters "Ted" Legge, of Bloomington, died at a Louisville hospital on March 7, 2018.
24 Jan 2018 Mary Belle Dodds Foster died December 17, 2017. A photo and obituary are on her Find-A-Grave page.
12 Jun 2017 Jack W Clark died June 3, 2017. An obituary is on his Find-A-Grave page.
3/15/10 Clifford A. Truesdell, IV, died unexpectedly on March 9, 2010 in Cambridge, MA. Mr. Truesdell graduated with honors from Harvard College, Brandeis University, and Northeastern University School of Law. His childhood was spent in a number of different states and abroad in Germany, France and England, but for the past 46 years, has been a resident of Cambridge. History and civic engagement were his two main passions. He served as the campaign manager for Barbara Ackermann’s 1978 historic bid for Massachusetts governor, and ran two ballot initiatives, one against nuclear power and, the other against U.S. involvement in El Salvador. Truesdell then engineered Peter Vellucci’s successful state representative campaign and served as Vellucci’s trusted aide. Mr. Truesdell was a man of unique wit and one who, over the years, played a key role in the lives of his close friends and two sons. He also enjoyed gardening and hiking in the Green Mountains. Mr. Truesdell is survived by two sons. He was married twice, first to Marilyn Richardson and then to Rose Hanig, both of whom also survive him.
6/21/06 Bloomington Herald-Times: Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Shirley K. Wright, 64, of Bloomington, died as a result of an auto accident Wednesday, June 14. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Terry Lee Wright Sr (UHS '58).; one daughter; one son; three brothers, Ken (UHS '58), Ray (UHS '66), and Roy (UHS '66); four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
9/12/05 See All-School Reunion plans below.
4/29/05 John Wooden writes: "Marilyn and I have finally completed our move from AL to Tarpon Springs, FL and are settled in. Hope to stay in touch with classmates and eventually get back for a reunion."
8/26/04 Thanks to Jim and Carol Richardson, Pat Smith, and several others we are getting this list into shape. Thanks for your help. I am hearing of people now emailing others in the class. What a thrill to open up the line of communication!   Eva Mae Key Lloyd
8/26/04 PHOTOS from the Reunion!!! , thanks to Eva Mae Key Lloyd. And ... look at what I photocopied from the 1959 yearbook....... // Margaret Olson, webmaster
pp 78-9
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11/17/04 The class of 59 is looking for any information (address, phone, e-mail) on these members. If anyone can help, please write Eva Mae Key Lloyd at   Thanks.
Need email addresses - Kay Baird Zwier, Jack Clark, Stephen Dale, Mark Goodwin, Heather Hall, Robert Leonard, Ellen Maloney, Greg Nagy, Judy Rogers, Martha Trobaugh Gall, Clifford Trusdall, Richard Crouch, Sigrid Frenz, Chuck McFall, Georgiana McNaughton Snow.
Need address, phone number, e-mail addresses for - Mary Belle Dodds, Gloria Jean Douthitt, Thomas Huntington, Mary Jo Hilt Jacobs, Sandra Patterson Leach, Judith Lowe, Brent Lowell, David Maas, Charles Lynn Miller, James Moody, Margaret Lucille Richardson, Patty Lou Roberts.
7/18/04 Eva Mae Key Lloyd sends reunion information (see below).
7/4/04 Frances Owen Raub writes via a friend: "Dear Mike, Greetings from an old classmate and old childhood playmate. Just submitted my address in Texas. I have made a reservation at IU Memorial Union for 7/30 and 7/31, but I have no other information about our reunion. Carol Richardson gave me the information about the date. Please mail or call me with all the other particulars. I don't own a computer, so a co-worker is helping me with this message, so you can't e-mail me back. Looking forward to seeing everyone in a month! Fran"
6/4/04 Extracted from a longer obituary in the June 3 Herald-Times for Bruce Gregory (Greg) Temple:
NASHVILLE — Bruce Gregory (Greg) Temple, former publisher of the Brown County Democrat weekly newspaper, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at his home in Nashville, Indiana. A third-generation journalist, Mr. Temple had lived in Brown County since 1970.

Mr. Temple was graduated from The University School in Bloomington, Indiana, and Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He also attended Indiana University, Bloomington, I.U. School of Law in Indianapolis and I.U.'s School of Journalism.

Greg began his journalism career as a carrier for the Herald-Telephone in Bloomington. While going to high school and college, he worked in various capacities at the newspaper, including printer's apprentice. Mr. Temple's career included writing, editing and management at the Indianapolis News, the Hammond (Ind.) Times, the Bloomington (Ind.)Tribune, and the Courier-Journal & Louisville (Ky.) Times.

His personal interests included amateur dramatics and, beginning in college, public-address announcing and radio broadcasting as host of educational programs called "Jazz Directions," featuring his favorite music. It was that passion that led him to become a charter director and member of the Louisville Jazz Council and the Hoagy Carmichael Jazz Society. Most recently Mr. Temple was able to fulfill this passion with WFHB-FM's "Golden Age Radio," and "The Headphone Tourist" programs.

Professionally, Mr. Temple was an award-winning journalist, receiving scores of state and national citations. Under his editorship, the Brown County Democrat twice won the Hoosier State Press Association's designation as the best weekly newspaper in Indiana. Similarly, the National Newspaper Association regularly cited the Democrat for journalistic excellence.
6/2/04 Dave Campaigne sends this: There will be a memorial service (no mass) for Bruce at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Nashville, IN at 1:30 PM on June 13, 2004. The memorial will be followed by a wake at the Salt Creek Country Club. All Univees and FOG (Friends of Greg) are invited.
6/1/04 See this web page -
6/1/04 Dave Campaigne '60 writes:

I'm saddened to tell you that Bruce Gregory Temple, Class of '59, died last evening at 6:30. For those who knew Bruce well, you'll be glad to hear he was listening to Louis Armstrong when he died.

Some may remember that Bruce and Sandy Timms, Class of '61, were married for many years. They have two terrific kids, Caleb and Stacy, living in the Washington, D.C. area. Cal and Stacy each have a daughter less than a year old. I know their Pop was really proud of them.

Bruce played second base for the original Rotary Club Little League team when the league was founded by Noble Bush in the early 1950's. He graduated from UHS is 1959, (Hon. 1960), was a fellow member of the AEL, graduated from Hamilton College in 1963, was a thoughtful journalist and remained a great friend for 48 years.

A dry martini will be consumed in his name and in honor of the Eels.
Dave '60
11/14/01 Greg Temple writes with information about deceased members, including the information that James Russell Spannuth died. His obituary appeared the Herald-Times on 11/11/2001. He died in Bloomington on 11/4/2001.

Reunion Information

June 16 & 17, 2017 In Bloomington
June 16th - dinner hosted by Steve and Connie Ferguson
June 17th - dinner hosted by Tom Ridley and Jo Lemon Ridley

To see the Find-A-Grave page, click here
Then copy the number into the "# Memorial ID" field.

Updated 1 Jun 2024