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 Vernon L. Wright ('45) of Wichita, KS passed away September 23, 2011. Surviving relative with SNU connection is: Daughter- Vickie Wright ('90).
 Dr. Hoyle Caldwell "H.C." Thomas ('41) of Yukon, OK passed away August 10, 2011.
Nettie E. Rice ('33) of Yukon, OK passed away July 18, 2011. Surviving members associated with SNU are- Children: Linda K. Wright ('67), Justin C. Rice ('64), and Janice R. Long ('70)"; Grandchildren: Darren W. Wright ('98), Monica (Wright, '95) Sanderson, Danae (Wright '03) Jacobs, Kristen (Rice, '94) Aarhus.  (7/11)
Juanita (Cook) Thomason Boyce Steele ('41) of Bakersfield, CA passed away May 29, 2011. (7/11)
Thelma Lou (Weiss, '48) Miller of Baxter Springs, KS passed away June 2, 2011. She is survived by daughter, Mary Lou Tabers.  (7/11) 
Gene Chambers ('50) of Columbia, MO (formerly Bethany, OK) passed away May 28, 2011. Surviving family members with SNU ties are Son: Paul Chambers ('87) and Daughter: Theresa (Chambers, '76) West. He was a past member of ASP and has requested that memorials be sent to SNU. (7/11)
Rev. Robert K. Troutman ('47) of Bethany, OK passed away April 24, 2011. He is survived by two sons, Philip Troutman ('80) and Steven Troutman ('77), and two grandsons Christopher Troutman ('10) and Nathaniel Troutman ('08). His wife Wilma Troutman ('46) passed away in 2002. He was a past member of the ASP and was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award. He is a member of the A.M. Hills Legacy Society. (7/11)
Olen L. Riggs ('49) of Yukon, OK passed away April 24, 2011. He is survived by daughter, Dr. Debra Riggs ('75) ( Dr. John Bundy '77) and son, Dr Michael Riggs ('79). (7/11)
 Robert "Bob" Cory ('41) of Oklahoma City passed away April 15, 2011. One of his sons is an SNU alum, Robert D. Cory ('64) of Oklahoma City, OK. (7/11)
 Rev. Wilbur "Lee" Mansveld ('48) of Medford, OR passed away April 6, 2011. He was often referred to as "The Singing Pastor". (7/11)
 Dr. William M. Greathouse ('41) of Hermitage, TN passed away March 24, 2011. (7/11)
 Rev. Elton Roy Darden ('43) of Fort Worth, TX passed away March 8, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Theda A. (Dryden, '42) Darden; children, Connie (Darden, '72) Johnson and Linda (Darden, '68) Hines; and grandson John Patrick Hines ('94). Rev Darden has a will in the will room. (7/11) 
Irene (Holloway, '38) Spruce of Bourbonnais, IL passed away February 17, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Fletcher C. Spruce in 1974. Both her children are alums of SNU. They are Dr. Sara E. "Sallye Beth" Spruce ('66) of Bourbannais, IL and Dr. James Spruce ('64) of Chatham, IL. Jim's spouse, Karen (Aller, '63) Spruce is also an alum. (7/11)
James Lawrence Snell ('37), of Bethany, OK, passed away March 20, 2011. He was a longtime professor at Southern Nazarene University. Until his death he was both the oldest living graduate and teacher of the SNU School of Business, which honored him in 2008. He was also a long time member of Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, where her served as an usher for 37 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys (Mitchell, '55) Snell, in 2006. (7/11)
Bill Baker ('48) played in his 50th consecutive PRO-AM golf tourney at the Crowne Plaza Invitational Golf-Tournament held at Colonial Country Club. (8/11)
 Mary Lee (Garland, '38) McNall passed May 4, 2011. Her husband was L.D. Mcnall ('37).
Virginia Lorene (Patterson, '45) Wright of Wichita, KS passed away on May 25, 2011. Her husband was Vernon L. Wright ('45). (8/11)

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Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read More