Carol Ann Willis Strahan ~ Class of 1973

Carol Ann “Carolie” Willis ~ Class of 1973

Departed ~ 10/13/2012

Carol Willis Strahan LUBBOCK-Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Carol Willis Strahan, RN, MSN, CCRN and CEN, of Lubbock, at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers with a time of visiting and sharing one hour before and after the service. Our beloved Carol went to be with the Lord on Oct. 13, 2012, at the age of 56. Carol was born Oct. 28, 1955, to Harlan and Fannie Jo (Hester) Willis in Sasebo, Japan. She graduated high school from the International School of Bangkok. Carol received a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a master’s degree from LCU. Carol was a registered nurse and was employed as an instructor by Texas Tech Health Science Center, where she greatly loved her students. She married the love of her life, Wesley Strahan, on Sept. 27, 1991, and Dr. Strahan preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2011. Carol was a member of the Iota Mu chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau honor nursing society. She was vitally involved in many community pursuits, including the Friends in Training triathlon group, and was the nursing director of the Half Ironman medical tent. She was a member of Lake Ridge United Methodist Church. Carol is survived by her parents, Harlan and Jo of Lubbock; two sisters, Kaye Miller and husband Mark of Little Rock, Ark., and Robin Wood and husband Andy of Lubbock; a brother, Paul Willis and wife Sarah of Amarillo; five nieces; three nephews; and numerous great-nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorials may be made to the Missionary Kid (MK) Endowment, 100 Missionary Ridge, Birmingham, AL 35242, or the American Heart Association, 2514 82nd Street Suite B, Lubbock, TX 79423. To send your words of encouragement to Carol’s family and view her life and service tributes, visit


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Gary Dean Lindsay ~ Class of 1973

Gary Dean Lindsay ~ Class of 1973

Departed ~ 8/3/2020










Gary Dean Lindsay passed away unexpectedly on August 3. Always the life of the party, he spent the day prior singing show tunes from the musical “Hamilton” and dancing with the home health aides caring for his mother in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was 65 years old.

Gary lived a full and adventurous life. He was born in Topeka, Kansas. He spent much of his early life in Bangkok, Thailand, where his father, Robert Lindsay, worked for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. After graduating from the International School of Bangkok, he moved to California to attend Pomona College and graduated in 1977 with a degree in Linguistics. He spoke German, Russian, some Malay and could stumble through some Thai. He served as the Vice Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and later at the U.S. embassy in Moscow. After returning to the U.S. to earn his MBA at University of California – Berkeley, he met Mark Foehringer in 1999. He and Mark married in 2011, as soon as marriage equality became legal in New York. They were the first same sex couple to be married in Tarrytown, NY.

Gary was funny, loyal and loving. He loved music, theater and especially dance. He was integral to the management of Mark’s dance company, Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF, where he held the position of treasurer. He wore many other hats for the company and was its number one fan and supporter. Gary was also a member of the congregation of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Berkeley, where he supported the church’s music program, served in the altar guild and volunteered regularly for just about anything the community needed.

He was a loyal and devoted son to his parents, Robert and Louise. He is survived by his beloved husband, Mark; his mother Louise Spencer Lindsay; his brother Ken and sister-in-law Madalin; Mark’s 4 siblings, Mary, Lois, Paul and Ruth and their spouses; and many cousins; as well as 12 nieces and nephews; 10 grand nieces and nephews and more friends than anyone can count. He was one of a kind. He is irreplaceable and will be loved, remembered and missed.

A memorial will be held in spring in both Chillicothe and Berkeley as soon as it is safe to hold gatherings.

Instead of flowers, please donate to Mark Foehringer Dance Project|SF in Gary’s name at the link below:

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Rose Anne Yancey-Zouaoui ~ Class of 1973

Rose Anne Yancey ~ Class of 1973

Departed ~ 2015



As reported by her sister Wileen Yancey Dear 

Rose Anne Yancey, latter at American School of Paris and Bruxelles Belgium University, passed in 2015 , in California, from cancer, diagnosed at the last minute near death, and managed to survive almost 3 years until it metastasized  to the brain as a tumor.

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John Phillip Bankhead ~ Class of 1973

John Bankhead ~ Class of 1973

Departed ~ 5/18/2020



John Phillip Bankhead
1955 ~ 2020

Our beloved Coach, Father, and Grandfather, John Phillip Bankhead passed away at his home in West Valley City on May 18, 2020. John was born April 8, 1955 in Tooele Utah to Harlan & Opal Bankhead. John spent most of his childhood years in Tooele and Vernon Utah before moving with his family to Bangkok Thailand in 1970. He attended and graduated from the International School of Bangkok.

Spending his high school years in Thailand really instilled a love for all aspects of travel in John, he frequently visited Thailand and made many lifelong friends there. Upon returning to the states John met and married Alma Kathryn Van Aacken and they raised their two beautiful daughter’s Jenifer and Melissa, whom he loved and adored.
John was an employee of Delta Airlines for 27 years, he retired from there in 2012. Besides being an amazing family man, jokester and animal lover, John loved to travel, was an avid scuba diver, always looked forward to motorcycle trips with friends, & watching his grandkids play sports.

John is survived by his mother Opal Bankhead, daughter Jenifer Bankhead, daughter Melissa Andrus (Shawn). Grandchildren, Taylor (Deisi), Cole, Kayden, Tucker (Taylor), Kaitlin, Claire. Great Grandchildren; Eliana, Genevieve, Leila. Siblings; Franklin (Dana), Christine (Lee), Kay (Tammie), Stephen (Dot), Mark (Leisa), Carol, Kathy, Laura (Rueben), and many other extended family and friends. Preceded in death by his father Harlan Bankhead, wife Alma Van Aacken, and sister Marie Bates.

Public viewing service will be held Friday May 22, 2020 from 6-8:00pm at the Valley View Mortuary in West Valley City, UT. Graveside services will follow on Saturday May 23, 2020 at 1:00pm at the Vernon, UT cemetery.

Barbara Johnson ’73 writes:


I just got off the phone with John’s daughter about an hour ago. Her sister came home this afternoon and found him in the backyard. Cause of death not known at this time. Deepest sympathies goes out to his two daughters, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, as well as his brothers, sisters and mother. It is a shock to everyone. John attended most of the class reunions and was looking forward to the reunion in Arizona. Will keep the network up to date as I hear from the family. 
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Nancy E. Hope ~ Class of 1973

Nancy Hope ~ Class of 1973

Departed ~ 1/6/2018

Obituary of Nancy E. Hope

Nancy E. Hope, 63, passed away November 6, 2018.  Funeral Services celebrating her life will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday December 1, 2018 at St. Matthews Episcopal Church of Kernersville, North Carolina officiated by Rev. Frances Cox.

Nancy was born February 18, 1955 to the late Leon M. Hope and Joan Riley Hope in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.   Nancy was the second of six children of a career U.S. Army Officer.  She grew up in Virginia, Georgia, Massachusetts, Okinawa, Japan, North Carolina and Bangkok, Thailand before her family settled in North Carolina.  Nancy graduated from East Forsyth High School in 1973.  She received a B.A. in Political Science in 1977 from Western Carolina University and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from UNC-G.   She joined the U.S. Navy and served in Diego Garcia, London, Germany, and California.  After leaving the Navy she taught Information and Computer Technology at Heald Technical College and Institute in San Francisco, California.  Nancy returned to North Carolina in 2006 to be closer to family and took a position as Information Technology (IT) Specialist at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).

Nancy’s passions were family, animals, friends, reading, and music, especially The Beatles.  She was very close to her mother and father and provided critical care and companionship in the last years of their lives. Nancy had a special place in her heart for her numerous nephews and nieces. She loved going to the Outer Banks to spend time watching them grow into adulthood. She cherished her family and friends.  She taught her cousin to drive, schooled her brother in everything about The Beatles, played Angry Birds with her nephews, and exchanged in spirited discussions about books and politics with friends.  She was especially close to her friends and colleagues at WSSU. She loved working in the IT field at the school and sharing her knowledge. She dearly loved her dogs and treasured her time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents Nancy was preceded in death by a beloved niece, Briana Hope Bugg.

Survivors include, a sister, Tracy Bugg and Glenn of South Hill, Virginia; brothers, Bruce Hope of Kernersville, North Carolina, Tim Hope and Cyndi of Fairfax, Virginia, Jeff Hope and Allison of Winterville, North Carolina, and Chris Hope and Susan of Stafford, Virginia; nieces, Katie Robins, Molly Hope, Colleen Hope, and Meghann Bugg; nephews, Sean Bugg, Riley Hope, Andrew Hope, Bryce Hope, and Scott Hope, and many extended family and friends.

The Family will visit with friends 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Friday November 30 at Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Chapel.

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Dr. Robert Allen “Brains” Kearl ~ Class of 1973

Dr. Robert Allen “Brains” Kearl ~ Class of 1973

Departed 08/22/18
Dr. Robert Allen Kearl

Phoenix – Dr. Robert Allen Kearl, age 63, passed away peacefully at his home next to his loving wife Ruth, his children, and his sister Susy early on the morning of August 22, 2018 in Phoenix.

Rob was born in Madison, Wisconsin to Bryant and Ruth Kearl. Before he was 21 he had traveled and lived all over the world, including Germany, Uganda, Thailand, and Singapore. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1978 and University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School in 1982. He was board certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, sleep medicine, and internal medicine.

Rob had a mischievous sense of humor, and maintained a powerful dedication to his work without the loss of his capacity for leisure, hobbies, and time with family. He was a devoted husband, a proud father, an extremely indulgent pet owner, and a talented and caring physician. He adored his children, his dogs and cats (and occasionally reptiles), and above all his beloved wife and life’s companion Ruth. He was an avid consumer of books and news, always eager to discuss the events of the day. Even in his last days, Rob had to be learning something — re-watching the Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam war, listening to podcasts about the civil war, and refreshing his knowledge of the Thai language.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth, his three dogs, Samantha, Scout, and Moseby, as well as his two cats, Hank and Priscilla Peabody. He is also survived by his two sisters, Susy and Kathie; his three children, Bryant, Megan, and Alex; his granddaughter Madeleine; and Ruth’s son, Sam, and her grandson Cameron. Rob was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Bry Kearl, and by his brother, Dick Kearl.

Rob wishes to spend his days among the places he loved, and so his ashes will be spread in Arizona, Wisconsin, and Thailand at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Cancer Research Institute.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 30, 2018

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George Andrew “Andy” Clark ~ Class of 1973

Andy Clark ~ Class of 1973

Departed ~ 3/28/2011

Obituary: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 12:29 am

On March 28, 2011, George Andrew Clark went to be with our Lord and Savior after a lengthy illness. He was born to George Palmer Clark and Catherine West Clark in Wichita Falls on Feb. 18, 1955. Andy spent his first career as a clinical laboratory scientist specializing in hematology, special coagulation and bone marrow HLA typing.

After a severe accident with brain injury, he returned to school at UTSA where he graduated in history and went on to perform graduate studies in constitutional law. He loved tennis and golf and was an avid reader. His passion in life was challenging to reach their potentials.

He was preceded in death by both parents and grandparents.

He is survived by his wife Katherine Ruth Mosley-Clark of Medina; daughters Jacqueline Diane Rich and husband Wayne Hunter Rich of San Clemente, Calif., Natalie Ann Clark of Round Rock, Stephanie and William Talbert and children Braydon and Logan of San Antonio, and Marie Espinoza of San Antonio; sons George James David Clark of Austin, and Robert Espinoza of San Antonio; brothers James Karl Clark and wife Sandy and children Brooke and Ethan of Orange Grove, and Kenneth David Clark and wife Kathryn Elaine Clark and children Kalyn and Dylan of Stafford, Va.; sister Pamela Kay Espinoza and husband Jesus Albert Espinoza of San Antonio, their daughter Christina and husband Michael Findley and children Alexis, Anthony and Ryan of College Station; and favorite uncle Leon West of Raleigh, N.C.


Ruth Diane Lown ~ Class of 1973

Ruthy Lown ~ Class of 1973

Departed ~ 8/14/2018

Ruth Diane Lown of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on August 14. Ruth was pre-deceased by her brother David Lown, and by her parents Russell Lown and Lois Horrell Lown. Ruth is survived by her close cousins Barbara Salter Davis (Howard), Julie Salter Gronich (Joseph), and Lawrence Salter (Lois) along with numerous other cousins and dear friends. Ruth went to the International School in Bangkok Thailand, earned her B.A. from Vanderbilt University, and received her J.D. from the University of Texas. She was a prosecutor with the office of Dallas DA, Henry Wade, and then practiced law in San Antonio for more than 30 years, most of which was with Walter C. Wolff, Jr. Ruth was a passionate supporter of live theater and was honored by the San Antonio Theater Coalition. She was a tireless worker for Democratic candidates, and was a founding member of Northwest Democrats of Bexar County. Ruth was a long-time member of SA 100 and a member of the River City Business and Professional Women’s Club. Ruth will be remembered for her generous spirit, tenacity, and her strong and loving commitment to family and friends. Funeral services will be graveside at Agudas Achim Memorial Gardens, 1727 Austin Hwy. 78218. Sunday, August 19, 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to honor Ruth’s memory to www. or a charity of your choice.

James Randal Laseter ~ Class of 1973

Randy Laseter ~ Class of 1973

Departed ~ 8/8/2017

Debra Laseter’s post 8/12/2017:

It is with much heartache and sadness that I want to let you all know that my brother, Randy, J Randal Laseter, has just passed away in the hospital in Pattaya.

Thank you all for your love and prayers.

Debra Laseter

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