Alumni News Obituaries
Dora taught 33 years and held numerous educa- tional affiliations.
Richard M. Behrens, Class of ’47, Grand Coulee, Wash., passed away Feb. 26, 2007. While attending BHTC, he joined the National Guard. After the bomb- ing of Pearl Harbor, he participated in the inva- sion of North Africa in 1943. Richard taught for 30 years. He retired in 1948. He and his wife spent 30 years traveling the world and volunteer- ing.
Claudia (Crisman) Stensaas, attended, ’48 -’55, Rapid City, passed away Aug. 23, 2006. She taught in country schools. After marrying Eugene they moved to a ranch on the Big Horn
River. Later she worked on a ranch in Montana breaking horses. They then moved to Dayton, Wyo., where they bought a motel.
Harrison Jack Welch, Class of ’49, Omaha, Neb., passed away Jan. 15, 2007. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Harrison was a career teacher and coach.
Richard Dean Goplin, attended,
’56 -’57, Hettinger, N.D., passed away Aug. 5, 2006. He worked for a finance company in Reno, Nev., and in Tucson, Ariz. Dick oper- ated two restaurants in
2007 Alumni mile
Help determine top 125 alumni I
n 2008, BHSU will be celebrate its 125th anniver- sary (1883-2008). In conjunction with our year- long celebration, the BHSU Alumni Association will recognize the top 125 alumni of all-time during an all-school reunion on Sept. 19, 2008. We need your help to identify this distinguished
group. We are looking for alumni who have distin- guished themselves in their chosen field or area of expertise. Nominees may be deceased. Nomination forms are available at
and will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2007. You may also mail your nomination to: BHSU, Institutional Advancement office, 1200 University Street Unit 9506, Spearfish, SD 57799-9506, Attn: Tom Wheaton.
Arizona during the late '60s and ran a success- ful insurance agency. After retiring in 1997, he split his time between Camp Verde, Ariz., and Hettinger.
John “Jack” Moodie, Jr., attended, Spearfish, passed away Oct. 15, 2006. Jack served two years on a tour of duty in Japan. He was a cus- tomer service representa-
tive for Black Hills Power and Light Company and later an insurance adjuster for several major insurance companies until he retired in 1983. He was an accomplished pilot and golfer.
Blesilla “Terry” Rizzi, attended, Lead, passed away Oct. 20, 2006. Terry worked for J.C. Penny and Hearst
Mercantile in Lead before joining the Homestake Gold Mining Company, as executive administrative assistant.
William LeRoy Cowan, Class of ’50, Greybull, Wyo., passed away April 12, 2007. William taught school for 28 years.
Vernon Dick, Class of ’50, Casper, Wyo., passed away Feb. 22, 2007.
Approximately 22 runners from across the U.S. participated in the 15th annual BHSU Alumni Mile. The event raises money every year with this year bringing the endowment to over $18,000. Liz Woodruff, a senior from Chamberlain; and James Hansen, a senior from Sidney, Neb., were awarded the annual Alumni Mile scholarships. Standing back row: Scott Walkin- shaw, BHSU track & field and cross country coach, Spearfish; Gary Dohman, Spearfish; Scott Bohall, Glendale, Ariz.; Claude McBroom, Spearfish; Allen Finch, Glenrock, Wyo.; Tyler Johnson, Spearfish; James Meyers, Spearfish; Mieke Meyers, Spear- fish; Patrick Lewellen, Spearfish; Fred Romkema, Spearfish; Aaron Nida, Spearfish; Casey Cheesebrough, Laramie, Wyo.; Jim Glazer, St. Paul, Minn.; and Dave Little, Spearfish. Standing front row: Jack Kirtley, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Brian Harms, Belle Fourche; Priscilla Romkema, Spearfish; John Williams, Spearfish; Liz Woodruff, Chamberlain; James Hansen, Sidney, Neb.; Kristi Knutson, Spearfish; and Callie Ackerman, Hulett, Wyo. Knealing front row: Brent Stille, Sioux Falls; Scott Hor- gen, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Chelsey (Anderson) Ewald, Spearfish; and Ashley (Cordell) Pearson, Belle Fourche.
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