Lavoyce McCurdy

Lavoyce Boswell McCurdy (’40, ’61 M.S.), Corsicana. During her 36 years of teaching in Barry and Corsicana, she taught high school and fifth and sixth grades. She also taught Sunday school at Barry Baptist Church, where she was a member for 87 years. She met her husband, the late Carroll C. ‘Pinkie’ McCurdy (’40), at North Texas.

Mildred Parker

Mildred Brock Parker (’40, ’70 M.A.), Denton. At North Texas, she was voted “College Favorite” her senior year and belonged to the sorority now known as Alpha Delta Pi. She taught English at Denton and Argyle high schools and at Texas Woman’s University. For 68 years, she was married to her college sweetheart, Walt E. Parker (’40, ’47 M.Ed.), five-time Denton County state representative and retired UNT administrator.

Tina Larimer

Tina Taylor Larimer ('45), Dallas. At North Texas, she was a Green Jacket and a member of Delta Psi Kappa. She taught physical education and coached more than 50 years, then substituted the last 10 years in all subjects and grades. She was married to the late Harold Larimer (’46). Survivors include her sister Dorothy Taylor ('60, ’65 M.Ed.) and son Gregg Larimer ('78, '86 M.S.).

Martha Taylor

Martha Ann Crouch Taylor (’47), Port Arthur. She taught math at Thomas Jefferson High School for 35 years and was a past president of the Port Arthur Community Concert Association.

Robert Clinton

Robert L. Clinton (’48, ’50 M.M.), Austin. He served in the U.S. Air Force flying P-47s during World War II. He was founding president of Western Texas College in Snyder in 1971, and became executive director of the Texas Public Community College Association in 1981. He worked as a choir director, principal and superintendent in Texas schools over the years. He is survived by his wife, Wanda (’48).

James Steele

James L. Steele (’50, ’56 M.S.), Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later served on the U.S.S. Wasp as a signalman. He taught physical education for 39 years in the Dallas ISD. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Canada.

Clara Porter

Clara Schafer Porter (’52), Corpus Christi. She taught in Fort Worth and Weatherford and for 25 years in the Corpus Christi ISD. She volunteered at Driscoll Children’s Hospital and loved teaching fourth-graders, reading, traveling, and line and square dancing. Survivors include her husband, Alfred Porter (’51, ’53 M.Ed.); sister, Betty Schafer Hurst (’50); and cousin, Rennell Royce Farr (’55).

Bert Dimock Jr.

Bert Fleetwood Dimock Jr. (’53), Springtown. He served two years in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for several seismograph companies, Bell Helicopter, LTV, RCA, Collins Radio Co. He retired from General Dynamics as a chief in logistics in 1990. He also had co-owned a weekly newspaper, FM radio station and RV park with his brothers. He was interested in genealogy and Texas history and was a member of the Texas Folklore Society and the Southwestern Historical Society.

Betty Anderson

Betty Price Anderson (’54), Lubbock. She was known as a tireless advocate for social justice, once serving on the boards of 35 organizations at one time. Many of them she helped found, such as the South Plains Food Bank, Lubbock Women’s Protective Services and Lubbock Rape Crisis Center. She also served on state committees for the welfare of children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities. She was a past state president of the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women. She earned a master’s degree from Texas Tech.