Alumni News Obituaries
Homes and to Palisade Manor in Garretson.
Boorn earns Young Alumni Achievement Award
Mary E. (Baldwin) Galyardt, attended ’62-’63, Rapid City, passed away April 15, 2007. With the exception of brief residencies in Nebraska and California, Mary lived her entire life in Rapid City. She taught Spanish and English in for 26 years, retiring in 1988.
After graduating from BHSU in December 1997 with a bachelor of science degree in environmen- tal physical science, Boorn worked as a GIS specialist and programmer for the State of South Dakota. He went on to become a software engineer for Boeing Commercial Aviation Services working with aviation software in Wichita, Kan. He then accepted his current position as senior project manager at Jeppesen Commercial & Military Aviation, a subsidiary of Boeing, in 2004. At Jeppesen, Boorn oversees PC-based software applications that utilize navigational data for both commercial and military customers.
Alice M. Sherman, Class of ’63, Rapid City, passed away Jan. 23, 2007. Alice specialized in elemen- tary education and art. She taught on the Pine Ridge Reservation and at Oglala Lakota College.
Karyl (Wishard) Fish, Class of ’65, Sturgis, passed away Sept. 24, 2006. She taught school for 40 years in Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Arizona and South Dakota. She retired in 1989.
Judy (Bousa) Marcoe, Class of ’65, Rapid City, passed away Jan. 30, 2007.
William A. Popkes, attended ’64-’66, Sacramento, Calif., passed away April 2, 2007. William taught auto body courses. He worked with the California Department of Education and retired in 2003.
Jerome M. Drager, Class of ’65, Rapid City, passed away May 4, 2007. Jerome entered the U.S. Army in 1954 and spent time in Korea and Japan. He was a train-
In addition to his job duties, Boorn remains actively involved in his community. He currently serves on the site counsel at his children’s school, assisting with curriculum decisions and presenting to the school board. He also coaches basketball and baseball in various recreational leagues in the Portland, Ore., area. Boorn and his wife, Patty, reside in Sherwood, Ore., with their daughter, Shellby, and son, Kolbe.
master/traveling engineer. He was also a substitute teacher.
Agnes (Bieberdorf) Schamber, Class of ’66, Charleston, W. Va., passed away Aug. 13, 2006. Agnes taught for many years in Nebraska and South Dakota with the last 33 years primar- ily in Rapid City.
Astrid Audrey (Wik) Sigdestad, Class of ’67, Rapid City, passed away July 13, 2006. Audrey taught in Rapid City for 36 years. She also did volunteer work at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Bonnie (Kmetyk) Culbertson, Class of ’68, Rapid City, passed away Jan. 23, 2007. She worked for the sheriff’s department for 17 years. She worked for the Department of Social Services and became a caseworker supervisor. She retired in 2006.
Lola (Gowen) Greco, Class of ’68, Spearfish, passed away Nov. 13, 2006. Lola taught third grade for 12 years.
Fay L. (Savey) Lykken, Class of ’68, Rapid City,
passed away Oct. 31, 2006. Fay attended college after most of her family was raised. She graduated with honors and went on to teach in the Rapid City Schools for 15 years.
Lillian M. (Koskela) Rantapaa, Class ‘69, Spearfish, passed away Aug. 19, 2006. She taught for three years at rural schools and later joined the staff of Lead public schools where she taught fifth grade for 20 years.
Douglas Driscoll, attended, ’68-’70, Belle
Fourche, passed away Feb. 18, 2007. Douglas worked at Dave Richards Conoco, and then Pioneer Sporting Goods. He later worked as a dealer at several casinos in Deadwood.
Evelyn (Krohn) Whirlwind Horse, attended ’69-’70, Martin, passed away Aug. 11, 2006. Evelyn was an
elementary teach- er. She implemented the Title 1 Education Program in the BIA Elementary Schools for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
John W. Hanson, Class of ’70, Rapid City, passed away Feb. 1, 2007. John taught high school and was head wrestling coach for five years before beginning his 30-year career with Thrivent.
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Sever L. Eubank, Spearfish, died Feb. 18, 2007. He was chairman of the Social Science Department at BHSU. He was a member of the National Historical Society, the Lawrence County Historical Society, member of the State Historical Records Board, and the orga- nization of American Historians. A memorial scholarship has been cre- ated through the Black Hills State University Foundation.
Cecil Paul Haight, Spearfish, died Nov. 14, 2006. He taught at BHSU for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Lawrence County Soil Conservation Board and a longtime member of Spearfish Kiwanis Club.
(Morrison) McGibney, Pierre, passed away April 15, 2007. Carolyn was the assistant librar- ian at BHSC.
John Arthur Notheis, Spearfish, died Jan. 27, 2007. He was an associate professor of mathematics education at BHSU from 1991-1999. He was also a volunteer coach at BHSU and enjoyed all sports.
Richard K. Stanley, Deadwood, died Sept. 3, 2006. He taught at BHSC for several summers. Richard spent 24 years in public school education. He was elected to the Lead-Deadwood Board of Education.
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uther Boorn, Class of '97, received the 2007 Young Alumni Achievement Award. Boorn works as a senior project manager in software development for the world leader in aircraft navigational maps and charts.
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