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ACU Remembers: Mary Frazier Clark

ACU Remembers: Mary Frazier Clark

By on October 23, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Mary Frazier Clark (’44), a pioneering trustee of Abilene Christian University, died Oct. 20, 2018, in Abilene at age 95 following a short illness. Born Feb. 1, 1923, in Hockley County, Texas, she grew up in Sundown and graduated from Levelland High School in 1940. She majored in education at ACU, where she was a member […]

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ACU Remembers: Karen Wilkerson

ACU Remembers: Karen Wilkerson

By on October 23, 2018 in ACU News with 15 Comments

Karen Wilkerson, director of the Upward Bound program at Abilene Christian University, died Oct. 23, 2018, at age 47 following an illness. Memorial arrangements are pending. Before joining ACU’s staff in 2002 as an advisor in the university’s Talent Search program, she worked in the Upward Bound program at McLennan Community College. She was named […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Jesse C. Fletcher

ACU Remembers: Dr. Jesse C. Fletcher

By on June 14, 2018 in ACU News, ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Former longtime Hardin-Simmons University president and chancellor Dr. Jesse C. Fletcher died today at age 87. Presidents of Abilene’s three church-related universities – ACU, HSU and McMurry – have shared unique and often close kinship through the years. Fletcher certainly endeared himself to Abilene Christian University executive leaders. This photo of ACU’s ninth president, Dr. William J. Teague […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Charles Nelson

ACU Remembers: Dr. Charles Nelson

By on June 11, 2018 in ACU News, ACU Remembers with 4 Comments

Dr. Charles Wade Nelson, Abilene Christian University professor emeritus of music and renowned bass-baritone vocalist who performed concerts around the world, died June 1 at age 92 in Denton, Texas. Plans for a private family memorial service are pending. He was born March 13, 1926, in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from the University of […]

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ACU Remembers: Betty Whiteside

ACU Remembers: Betty Whiteside

By on February 10, 2018 in ACU Remembers with 0 Comments

Ruby Beatrice “Betty” (Tomkins) Whiteside, who served as administrative assistant to four Abilene Christian University presidents, died Jan. 31, 2018, in Abilene, Texas, at age 89. She was born May 1, 1928, in London, England, and graduated at the top of her Pitman Business College class at age 15. At age 20, Betty’s mother encouraged […]

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ACU Remembers: Don Conder

ACU Remembers: Don Conder

By on February 5, 2018 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

Former longtime Abilene Christian University trustee Donald Richard Conder (’56) died Jan. 29, 2018, at age 82 in Lubbock, Texas. He was born April 12, 1935, in Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated in 1952 from Little Rock High School, where he excelled in track and field, winning numerous state titles. He met Sue Hufstedler (’59) […]

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ACU Remembers: Dewby Ray

ACU Remembers: Dewby Ray

By on December 30, 2017 in ACU Remembers, Alumni News with 14 Comments

Abilene Christian University campus icon Louise (Adams ’50) “Dewby” Ray died Dec. 26, 2017, in Lubbock, Texas, at age 89. Two memorial services will

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Tony Ash

ACU Remembers: Dr. Tony Ash

By on December 8, 2017 in ACU Remembers, Alumni News with 27 Comments

Dr. Anthony Lee “Tony” Ash, an Abilene Christian University theology professor whose lectures on C.S. Lewis and biblical teachings brought Christianity to life for thousands of students, died Dec. 6, 2017, in Abilene at age 86.

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ACU Remembers: Acclaimed artist G. Harvey

ACU Remembers: Acclaimed artist G. Harvey

By on November 26, 2017 in ACU Remembers, Alumni News with 1 Comment

Acclaimed impressionistic artist Gerald Harvey Jones (’56), died Nov. 13, 2017, at age 84. A public memorial service is being planned to take place in Austin, Texas, sometime in the early spring of 2018.

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ACU Remembers: Jan Hailey

ACU Remembers: Jan Hailey

By on November 5, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 5 Comments

Jan (Jordan ’70) Hailey, former Greek instructor at Abilene Christian University, died Nov. 2, in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She was 69.

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