Community Member

Edmond G. Williams

Edmond G. Williams, 59, of Krum, died May 9 in Denton. Williams worked in the facilities department at UNT for 28 years. He will be remembered as an outgoing man who gave nicknames to his close friends.

Patsy Patterson

Patsy Patterson, 88, a longtime supporter of UNT, died Aug. 29 in Denton. She was a past co-owner of the Denton Record-Chronicle and served in various high-level positions there. She was a member of the Matthews Society and she started the Friends of the Symphony program at UNT to raise money for the symphony. Patterson has endowed several scholarships to the UNT College of Music including The Patsy C. and Fred W.

Ray McAlister

Graduation Year: 
1960

Ray McAlister (’60 M.B.A.), 81, Professor Emeritus of marketing in the College of Business, of Coppell, died Aug. 10 in Lewisville. After graduating from Harding University and North Texas, he earned a Ph.D. in marketing and credit management from The Ohio State University in 1963. He worked at UNT from 1963 to 2005 and was named a Regents Professor in 1994.

Alois Frank Kubica

Alois Frank Kubica, Kerrville :: He worked as a CPA and retired as the CFO of Pioneer Resources in Midland. He was a member of UNT’s Kendall Society and donated to the accounting department in the College of Business. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Vivian Castleberry,

Vivian Castleberry, 95, who broke barriers for women in journalism and supported UNT by founding the Castleberry Peace Institute, died Oct. 4 in Dallas. She began her career as a child by interviewing her neighbors in Larue for her own newspaper she wrote by hand. She wrote for the student newspapers in high school and at Southern Methodist University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree.

Lawrence Montaigne

Ronda Janeene Johnson

Ronda Janeene Johnson, 53, died Jan. 23 in Denton.  She was born in Fort Myers, Florida. For 13 years, she was a manager for classroom support services at UNT, an area that designs, repairs and re-designs classroom technology. She retired in 2016.

Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey

Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, 95, died June 27 in Denton. She served as a faculty member in the UNT government department from 1947 to 1971. She then moved on to become dean of the graduate school at Texas Woman’s University in 1971 and was TWU president from 1976 to 1986 – the first woman and only TWU alum to serve in that position.

Venita Williams

Venita Williams, 64, died Jan. 1 in Denton. She was a native of Denton and worked in the printing department on campus from 1995 to 2005. Her friends remember her as a thoughtful person who was always there when needed.

Alice Tatom Hanselman

Alice Tatom Hanselman, 78, of Denton died Feb. 28 in Denton. She worked as an administrative assistant for UNT’s Texas Center for Educational Technology from 1986 until her retirement in 2005. She was a native of Indiana and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

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