Obituary, Spencer Le Van Kimball

Obituary: Spencer Le Van Kimball
Deseret News (Salt Lake City), Nov 2, 2003
1918 ~ 2003
Spencer Le Van Kimball, legal scholar, insurance lawyer, law professor, husband and father, was born in Thatcher, AZ, Aug 26, 1918. He was the son of Spencer Wooley and Camilla (Eyring). On June 12, 1939, he married Kathryn Ann Murphy. They had six children, Barbara Jean (Thomas L. Sherman), Judith Ann (William Stillion), Kathleen Louise (Ken Sirotnik), Spencer David (Haila), Kent Douglas (Mary), Timothy Jay (Karen); 16 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. After 51 years of marriage, Kathryn died in 1990. Spencer married Virginia Barrus Johnson June 4, 1994, when he added two more children to his family, Linda (Keith Morgan), Rick Davis (Debbie); along with seven more grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

He received his BS from the University of Arizona. Spen-cer served in World War II as a Lieutenant aboard the U.S.S. Franklin. Following the war he spent two years at Lincoln College, Oxford England as a Rhodes Scholar where he earned a BCL. He received an SJD from the University of Utah Law School. At 35 years of age, he was the youngest Dean of the University of Utah Law School. Spencer served as a Law Professor and Director of Legal Research at the University of Michigan. From there he went to the University of Wisconsin as a Dean of the Law School. Spencer became a Law Professor at the University of Chicago as well as the Executive Director of the American Bar Association Foundation in Chicago. He retired to Salt Lake after he lost his wife, Kathryn, to live by the mountains and his siblings.

Spencer made many notable contributions to the field of law during his lifetime and was recognized both nationally and internationally for his work. He was Director of the Wisconsin Statutes Revision Project and his work remains a model for insurance codes to this day. Kimball was one of the co-founders of AIDA – an international insurance law association. He is also the author of many works on insurance law and regulation.

Surviving are brothers and sister, Olive Beth Mack, Andrew and Phyllis Kimball, and Edward and Bee Kimball.

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions to the Kathryn Murphy- Spen-cer L. Kimball Scholarship Fund, East-ern Arizona College, P.O. Box 769, Thatcher, AZ 85552, are recommended.

Copyright C 2003 Deseret News Publishing Co.
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Obituary, Virgil E. (Tiny) Johnston

Virgil E. (Tiny) Johnston KILLED IN ACTION – S-2-C Rdm. V.E. (Tiny) Johnston was killed in action in the Pacific area, according to a telegram received recently by his brother, Ishmael Johnston who is now in the Army at Camp Hood. Johnston had been overseas two years and three months. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist church here. Reared in the State Home here, Johnston was employed at the Corsicana Cotton Mills for a number of years’ Surviving are two sisters Juanita McKenzie of Ohio and Bonita Johnston, Abilene, and a brother, Ishmael Johnston, U.S. Army. Details of how Seaman Johnston was killed have not been received here.
WWII Killed aboard USS Franklin off Leyte, 1944

Obituary, Mike Humphrey

Mike Humphrey, 77, of Elk Rapids, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at Munson Medical Center. He was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Alma, the son of Leonard and Olive (Flowers) Humphrey.
At age 17, immediately after high school graduation, Mike enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the carrier USS Franklin in the Pacific theater. Mike survived a massive attack by the Japanese and was awarded the Purple Heart. He kept in close contact with his Navy friends through yearly reunions.
Following World War II, Mike attended Alma College, graduating in 1951. In 1947, he married Wanda Upham, and they spent most of their married life in Maple Rapids and St. Johns.
Mike taught physical education and social studies for 30 years, and also coached football and basketball for many years. But Mike’s first love was golf, and he coached golf for 27 years in St. Johns and Elk Rapids. He was voted Michigan Coach of the Year and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his successful career.
Mike is survived by his wife, Wanda; three children, Sue (Larry) Flowers of Elk Rapids, Randy (Melanie) Humphrey of Estes Park, Colo., and Todd Humphrey of Elk Rapids. He was also blessed with five grandchildren, Kerry Humphrey of Fort Collins, Colo., Sarah (David) Marshall of Tulsa, Okla., Emily (Adam) Titlebaum of Fort Collins, Colo., Brett (Molly) Flowers of Madison Heights and Amanda Flowers of Elk Rapids. Mike also enjoyed his five great-grandchildren, Madeline, Jonathan and Benjamin Titlebaum, and Lauren and Anna Grace Marshall. Also surviving is his sister, Mavis Ardner of Alma.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids, with the family gathering to meet friends one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Dan Herlein will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be directed to either the Antrim County Habitat for Humanity, 133 Ames St., Suite 2, Elk Rapids, MI 49629; or the First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.

Obituary, Roy E. (Bud) Hulslander


Date of Passing: Saturday, January 5, 2008
Date of Birth: Sunday, February 21, 1926
Age: 80 years, 10 months, 15 days

Roy E. (Bud) Hulslander passed away on Saturday. He was born in and attended school in Dryden before joining the Navy in 1943. After his discharge in 1946 he worked for SCM for 40 years until it closed it’s doors in Groton.

Bud belonged to many area organizations, including: the Groton Rod and Gun Club, life member of American Legion Post 800 of Groton and member of it’s Drill Team Firing Squad; Dryden V.F.W. Post 8158 where he was instrumental in forming the Ritual Squad; and the “Man to Man” group at Cortland Hospital. He was a member of the 704 Club, named for the survivors of the USS Franklin CV13.

Deceased Parents:
Roy and Bernice (Hutchings) Hulslander

Best Friend and 40 Year Companion:
Ruth Coy

Linda (Tom) Terry of Harford, NY
Tamara (Patrick) Lomber of Freeville
David (Denise) Barber of Brewerton, NY

Beverly Passalugo of FL
James Hulslander of Dryden
Arlene Ward of Moravia
Mary Williams of McGraw
Freda Lucas of Groton
Robert Hulslander of Freeville
David Hulslander of Harford

Sandra Kurtz of Cortland
Tom Hulslander of Clearwater, FL
Carol Jones of Port Richie, FL
John Hulslander of New Port Richie, FL

Children of Ruth Coy:
Andrea Muise of N. Syracuse
Nancy Howell of Dayton, OH
Kathy Cuthbert of Auburn

Other Family Members:
Several Grandchildren
Several Great-Grandchildren
Several Great-Great-Grandchildren
Several Nieces and Nephews
And long time family friend, Mary White


Calling Hours:
Friends are invited to call from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at the Shurtleff Funeral Home

Wednesday, January 9, 2008
at the Shurtleff Funeral Home

Spring Interment, with Military Honors, will be in
Green Hills Cemetery, Dryden

Suggested Donations:
Groton Fire Department Ambulance Fund
108 Cortland Street
Groton, NY 13073

Obituary, Fred E. Hopkins

Fred E. Hopkins
1916 – 2007

Fred E. Hopkins, 91, died peacefully Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, in Fort Worth.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday in Greenwood Memorial Park with Dr. Mark Woods of University Baptist Church officiating. A reception will follow at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Memorials: The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the U.S. Navy Memorial, Box 96477, Washington, D.C. 20077-9808.

Fred was born Jan. 6, 1916, in Poteau, Okla. He was a 1942 graduate of the University of Oklahoma. While in college, Fred was employed by Dr. Bizzell and Dr. Cross, presidents of the university. As part of his duties, he drove them all across the United States while visiting various colleges and universities. Upon graduation, he served in the Supply Corps of the United States Navy in the South Pacific on the aircraft carriers USS Breton and USS Franklin. Upon leaving active service in 1946, he stayed in the reserves and retired with the rank of commander, U.S. Naval Reserve.
Fred’s professional career ended as division administrative manager with Amoco Production Co., now BP. He started with the company in Tulsa, Okla., moved to Fort Worth in 1956 and then to New Orleans with Amoco in 1965. Upon retirement in 1976, he and Eva Joe moved back to Fort Worth, which they considered home. He was a longtime member of University Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
Fred was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Eva Joe Whiteaker Hopkins, in 1988; his father, H.E. Hopkins; mother, Tezzie Holloway Hopkins; and brother, Orbie Hopkins.
The family would especially like to thank the staff of Odyssey House-Fort Worth for their loving care during Fred’s last days.
Survivors: Sons, Rick Hopkins and wife, Janice, and Randy Hopkins and wife, Susan, all of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Rick Hopkins III and wife, Kelly, of Charlotte, N.C., Reed Hopkins and wife, Kim, of Panama City Beach, Fla., Reagan Brose and husband, Christian, of Charlotte, N.C., and Elizabeth and Edward Hopkins of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Caroline and Henslee Hopkins, Reed Hopkins Jr., Wes, Jake and Anna Holland, and Whiteaker and Ann Marie Brose; a niece; and two nephews.
Published in the Star-Telegram from 9/6/2007 – 9/7/2007.

Obituary, A.B. “Bill” Hill

A.B. “Bill” Hill, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, died after a long illness on May 8, 2007, in South Charleston.

Everyone who knew Bill can attest to the fact that he was always the man with the largest smile and was one of the most vigorously engaging people-persons they might ever have encountered and that although he felt he was named Athol, he preferred to be called Bill.

The son of Homer and Lily May-Price-Hill, Bill was born June 20, 1920, in Danville. He grew up in West Madison, and attended Boone County Schools. He graduated from Scott High School in 1938, where he was a member of the school’s basketball team and Thespian Society. He was in his sophomore year at Morris Harvey College (University of Charleston) majoring in Business Administration when he joined the United States Navy in 1942, serving aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Intrepid, and later the U.S.S. Franklin. After the end of the war, Bill returned to graduate from Morris Harvey College in 1950.

In addition to his wife Betty, he is survived by his children, Marilyn Joy Hill of Edmonds, Wash., Robert Terrance Hill of Charleston, Thomas Edward Hill of Lynnwood, Wash., Nancy Hill-Foley of Charleston, Susan Hill-Powers of Concord, N.C.; and grandchildren, Todd Hill of Bozeman, Mon., Elizabeth and Julia Foley of Charleston, Connor and Sean Power of Concord, N.C., Karin Sherrard of New York, Eric Pearson of Boston, Mass., Matthew Pearson of Seattle, Wash. His grandchildren Todd Hill and Karin Sherrard are each currently expecting children, the great-grandchildren of Bill.

He was an avid sportsman, an accomplished golfer, a member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church in South Charleston for over 50 years, a Methodist youth leader and a Sunday school teacher for his church. Bill was also a member of the South Charleston Lions Club, the Charleston Rotary Club, and Kanawha Country Club where he could be found pursuing golf with his friends and that award-winning smile after making that good shot. Bill also enjoyed reading, interacting with people and his 46 years of work at Pugh Furniture Company in Charleston.

Bill had a thoughtful and joyous way of engaging life. He was sometimes happy to remain in the background, benevolently allowing others to glisten and was truly celebratory for the good fortune of others. However, he will lovingly be remembered for his extraordinary sense of humor and the ability to make people laugh.

Services will be held on Saturday, May 12, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4606 Kanawha Turnpike in South Charleston. Friends may visit with the family from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Celebration of Life is planned for 2:30 p.m. Interment will be at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans and a reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that friends donate to Hospice, St. Paul United Methodist Church or go out in the warm spring air and enjoy life, especially if you are a golfer, play the best round possible, that’s what would have given him the greatest joy.

Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements

Obituary, Everett Lawson Hall

HALL Everett Lawson of Quincy, April 13, age 82, loving husband of 54 years to Dorothy (White). Devoted father of Karen E. Whalen, Dianne C. Cadogan, Susan J. Shea, Kenneth H. and Steven L. Hall, all of Quincy. Grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Grandfather of the late Brian P. Whalen. Brother of Edward C. of Sebago, ME, the late Ray D., Dorothy M. (Hall) Wingo, Harold J. and George H. Hall. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at Deware Funeral Home, 576 Hancock St., Quincy on Tuesday, April 17 at 11 a.m., followed by burial in Mt. Wol laston Cemetery, Quincy. Visiting hours will be on Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the fu neral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the American Lung Assn., 61 Broadway, NY, NY 10006.
Published in The Patriot Ledger on 4/14/2007.

Obituary, Raymond D. Galuska

Raymond D. Galuska of Arlington Heights, formerly of Mt. Prospect

Raymond D. Galuska was born on January 29, 1924 in Middletown, CT to John and Honorata (nee Ganczarska) Galuska. He passed away on January 9, 2008 in Arlington Heights.

Raymond was a veteran of WWII having served in the Navy on the USS Franklin. He loved gardening, crosswords and Big Red gum. He was known for his owl collection. Prior to his retirement, Raymond worked for International Harvester during which time he registered a patent while a hydraulics specialist. He was also a founding member of the B, B and B Club.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 58 years, Stella (nee Kuro) whom he married on November 24, 1949, his children Raymond J. (Connee) Galuska of Lindenhurst, Denise (Paul) Rexroat of St. Louis, MO, Lynn (Michael Elsen) Galuska of Oak Park and Ellen (Robert ) Paulson of Round Lake, his 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his six siblings.

Visitation 3-7 PM Sunday, January 13, 2008 at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., (4 blocks south of Palatine Rd.) Arlington Heights. Prayer service 7:00 PM. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn. of Greater Chicago, 4709 Golf Rd., Suite #1015, Skokie IL 60076 or to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852.

Obituary, James Melvin Graves

Graves, James Melvin (b. 2 MAY 1921, d. 19 MAR 1945)
Headstone in Rushing Cemetery, Walthall County, MS, has the following inscription: “MS S2 USNR WWII PH. Killed on the USS Franklin”. Per Jesse G. Graves, Melvin was killed by a Japanese suicide plane flying into his ship. He was a gunner on the ship and was behind his gun when it happened. His remains were not found and the ship was not sunk.

Obituary, Alphonse G. Goodberlet

Alphonse G. Goodberlet
Alphonse George Goodberlet, age 82, passed away peacefully at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital during the afternoon of April 28. He had endured heart-related illnesses for more than two years. He was with family and loved ones during his final moments.
Alphonse was born July 26,1924 in Rochester, New York, and was the first son to George and Catherine Goodberlet. He had three siblings, Rita, Frank and George. At the age of 18 he joined the United States Navy, and became a commissioned officer on February 29,1944. He was assigned to duty as a naval pilot aboard the USS Franklin, and was wounded in action off the coast of Japan in March of 1945. He later returned to duty, serving more than 22 years and attaining the rank of Commander before retiring. During his years of service he attended Columbia University, General Line School, and the Armed Forces Staff College. He was awarded with the Purple Heart, and received other commendations relating to Asiatic-Pacific Conflict, Korean Service, China Service, American Defense, American Campaign, World War II Victory, Navy Unit Citation, United Nations, and National Defense. His last active assignment was within the Office of Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon. He married Helen Gleason in 1954, during his years of military service. In 1965 he relocated his family from Alexandria, Virginia to Elm Glen Farm in West Sumner, Maine. There, he and Helen raised their four children in the company of many new-found friends and dear neighbors. In Sumner, he served on the School Board for S.A.D. #39 for 18 years and as Town Selectman for several years. In 1985 he and his wife moved to Blue Hill. He briefly volunteered time to assist in the setting up of an informational internet system at the hospital, and to work with youths in improving conditions at the town park. While living by the sea, his interest in sailing grew. During many summers he would sail a small vessel along the nearby coast, mostly in among the islands, but sometimes venturing out to open waters. He always looked forward to taking family members for a sail.
He is survived by his wife Helen, four children, Mark, Karen, Joan, and James, their spouses Min, Mark, Frank and Kathleen, and three grandchildren, David, Melanie and Matthew. He is also survived by his brother George of Rochester, New York.
A private service will be held in Ellsworth. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, P O Box 823, Blue Hill, ME 04614
Arrangements by Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, P.O. Box 99, Mt. Desert, Maine 04660
Posted on Apr 30, 07 | 3:32 pm