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UI Academy of Engineer Member Dr. Forrest Morton Bird Dies
Posted: Friday, August 7
Dr. Forrest Morton Bird aviator, innovator, entrepreneur, scientist, professor, physician, veteran overall Renaissance man, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 at the age of 94 at his home in Sagle, Idaho. Dr. Bird was a member of the UI Academy of Engineers, Class of 2012, he received an honorary doctorate in science from the University of Idaho in 2011. The Coeur d’Alene Press recognized Bird by w...
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Matthew J. Oulman, fire safety specialist, died July 23
Posted: Thursday, July 30
Matthew James Oulman of Moscow died Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Gritman Medical Center. He was 64. Matt was born May 21, 1951, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Donald and Marcella Bjerke Oulman. His family later settled in Spokane where Matt graduated from North Central High School in 1969. He then went to work for Zinn's and Sons Electrical and Fire Inspection before his employment with Johnson Contro...
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Former UI first lady Betty Gibb Maley died July 10
Posted: Monday, July 20
Former University of Idaho first lady, Betty Gibb Maley, wife of the late UI President Richard Gibb, passed away on July 10 following a life of lovely demeanor and quiet grace. She served as the first lady of UI during Richard’s tenure as president from 1977 to 1989. During Richard’s presidency, Betty thrived and embraced her role as first lady of the university. She loved hosting and...
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Herman Ronnenberg, UI Alumnus and History Teacher, dies June 2
Posted: Monday, June 15
After a long and brave battle with cancer, Herman Wiley Ronnenberg, Ph.D., passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the age of 68. Herman wore many hats in his lifetime, including teacher, librarian, professor, restaurant and bar owner, historical writer, bookstore owner and publisher. He taught UI survey level courses for the History Department from 2009 through 2014 and was always kind, patient a...
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Military history, business law professor Wayne Price dies at age 62
Posted: Monday, June 1
Wayne Martin Price, 62, of Moscow passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015, at Hospice House in Coeur d'Alene. Wayne was born March 21, 1953, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to George and Marie Price. He grew up in Pittsburgh until high school when he attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, N.Y., graduating in 1971. In 1973, Wayne joined the U.S. Army where he served for 36 years bef...
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In Memoriam: Bradley Kenneth Williams, retired UI veterinarian, dies
Posted: Wednesday, May 27
Brad was born to Leonard Keith and Diane Eleanor (nee Barrett) Williams on June 21, 1960, in Plainfield, N.J. He passed away on May 23, 2015, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, after a brief illness. The family moved to Ardmore, Okla., in 1973. Brad graduated from Ardmore High School in 1978. He earned his bachelor of science degree in animal science and his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Oklah...
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Memorial Service for UI Alumnus Sgt. Greg Moore on Saturday
Posted: Thursday, May 7
A memorial service for Sgt. Greg Moore of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department and a 1997 graduate of the University of Idaho will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lake City High School in Coeur d'Alene. It is open to the public. Read more about Sgt. Moore here.
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Memorial Service for Forestry Professor Fred Johnson on April 8
Posted: Wednesday, March 25
A memorial service and remembrance for longtime forestry professor Fred Johnson, emeritus, will be held in the Horizon Room of the Idaho Commons April 8 at 5 p.m. A short program will be given and an open mic passed around for attendees to share memories. Johnson worked in the College of Forestry (now College of Natural Resources) for 38 years, devoting nearly 30 of those to managing the McCall Fi...
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Margaret Littlejohn of Cooperative Park Studies Unit Dies
Posted: Thursday, March 19
Margaret Ann Littlejohn, 66, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Moscow. Margaret was born July 22, 1948, in Newton-Stewart, Scotland, to Quintin and Ruby Littlejohn. She immigrated to the United States as an infant with her parents and became a U.S. citizen at the age of 4 1/2 years old. Margaret held a strong connection to her Scottish heritage and maintained close relationships with her f...
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In Memoriam: John I. Cobb
Posted: Wednesday, February 25
John I. Cobb, professor emeritus of mathematics, passed away Feb. 17, 2015 in Tallahassee, Florida. Cobb served on the faculty from 1969-2006. A memorial was held at MeadowWood Memorial Park in Tallahassee, Florida, where John now lies in peace with his parents and other family members.
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