Gano Evans, Mary Jo Parrish, Retired Lt. Col. Fred Thomas “Tom” Whitman, and Corrine Nelson Woodard.

Gano Evans, who chaired what was the Mary Washington College Department of Business Administration in the 1990s, died Aug. 18, 2017, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Born in Denver, Dr. Evans earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Northern Colorado, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Denver, and a Ph.D. in management and marketing from the University of Washington. He taught undergraduate and graduate students at Mary Washington and many other institutions over his 45-year career. A talented jazz musician, Dr. Evans played saxophone and clarinet. Known in Fredericksburg as “Dr. Daddy-O,” he played and sang with the Fredericksburg Big Band and served as its master of ceremonies. He also was “widely recognizable around town in his flashy red convertible,” according to Dr. William B. Crawley’s University of Mary Washington: A Centennial History. Wife Beverly, two sisters, five children, eight grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter survive … [Read more...]

In Memoriam and Condolences

IN MEMORIAM Mary Strange Jones ’35 Virginia Dickenson Morgan ’39 Virginia Lewis Dalton ’40 Aileen Louise Farmer Bennett ’41 Grace Christian Pannill Kelley Chapman ’41 Mildred Donaldson Rolander ’41 A. Isabel Gordon Swift ’42 Jewel Spencer Martin ’43 Barbara Smith Miles ’43 Marjorie Anderson Wagstaff ’43 Merle Updike Davis ’44 Anne Benner Gee ’44 Elizabeth Cumby Murray ’44 Elinor McClellan Cox DeCamp ’45 Marie LaBonte Presco ’45 Carolyn Ford Duncan ’46 Ada Newton Green ’46 Sue Hickerson Jett ’46 Elaine Winston Martin ’46 Lois Anderson ’47 Carolyn Jones August ’47 Kenneth R. Pullen ’47 Helen Lowe Eliason ’48 Gwendolyn Simmons Meredith ’48 Virginia Elizabeth Roberson ’48 Betty Meade Thornton ’48 Sarah Elizabeth Phelps Beard ’49 Dorothi Matheney Blake ’49 Patsy Jones Chewning ’49 Anne Byrd Pilcher ’49 Cornelia Avery Stone ’49 Patricia Head Ferguson ’50 Nancy Herring Stuart ’50 Alford R. Taylor ’50 Margaret Shropshire … [Read more...]