Edna Pearl Barefoot, 90, of San Angelo, Texas passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at Baptist Memorials Center. She was born May 13, 1914, in Altus, Oklahoma to James F. Claiborne and Esther A. Pottorff Claiborne. Edna graduated from Humphrey High School and later went to Oklahoma College for Women where she received her bachelor's degree. She continued her education at Oklahoma State University where she received her master's degree. Edna married Guy O. Barefoot June 1, 1941, in Humphreys, to whom she was married to for 14 years.
Members of the campus community are mourning the death of Alumni President Flavia Bare, an outspoken supporter and genuine friend to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. She died Nov. 20, 2003 in Oklahoma City after a brief illness.
Bare was a longtime member of the USAO community, and was serving her second year as president of the USAO Alumni Association. She was inducted to the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame in 2001.
Services for Pauline Anderson Austin will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at Craddock Memorial Chapel with Ben Bailey officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pauline (Mrs. N.S. Austin) went to be with the Lord on June 13, 2004. She was born on July 3, 1908, in Ardmore, Okla., at 622 B St. NW, to pioneer Oklahoma veterinarian, Dr. W.M. (White Marsh) Anderson and Annie Laurie Woods Lipscomb Anderson.
The oldest known living graduate of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma passed away recently. Carma Russell (Zimmerman) Leigh passed away Sept. 25 at the age of 104 in La Mesa, California.
The seventh president of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Dr. Freeman Beets, passed away Sept. 29 at the age of 90.
The campus family mourns the loss of a rare woman who lived on this campus as a child when her father was president, later graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women in 1942, was inducted to its Alumni Hall of Fame in 2001, and was serving at the time of her death on the USAO Foundation Board of Trustees.
The campus family mourns the loss of a longtime friend to the college and the Chickasha community. Elwood “Hop” Hopkins, 85, died Sunday, May 23, after a long illness. He is the father of Jim Hopkins, a computer specialist at USAO, and the husband of Mary Hopkins, retired alumni director and former secretary to the president.
Services are scheduled Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home in Chickasha.