A&F Newsletter

Spring 2007


In memory...

’41 Lenora Henderson
Lenora Henderson, Class of 1941, died Jan. 20, 2007, in North Riverside, Ill. He was 85. He was born March 25, 1921, in Pasamonte, N.M., the daughter of Ola Bair and Anna Mae (Wilkerson) Bair. She is survived by, son, Don Henderson and wife, Jane; daughter, Connie Henderson-Damon and husband, Chris; sisters Eula Mae Martin, Vivian Shaver, and Wanda Mackey; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

’62 Charles Allen Neal
Charles Allen Neal, Class of 1962, died Nov. 26, 2006, in Broomfield, Colo. He was 64. He was born Nov. 3, 1942, in Winfield, the son of John D. and Lois (Walker) Neal. He is survived by his brother, Norman D. Neal.

’72 Dr. Rosella Watson
Dr. Rosella Watson, mother of Virgil Watson Jr., Class of 1972 and former member of the Board of Trustees at Cowley College, died Jan. 26, 2007, in Kansas City, Kan. She was 76. She was born Dec. 25, 1930, in Okmulgee, Okla., the daughter of Alexander and Magdalene (Johnson) Peete. She is survived by her son, Virgil Watson Jr.; daughter, Rosalyn Brown; five sisters, Esther, Effie, Mayella, Delores and Annese; six brothers, Alexander Peete Jr., Edward Peete, Leonard Peete, Clarence Peete, Clifford Peete, and Bobby Joe Peete; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

’85 Mary Askins
Mary Askins, attended Cowley in 1985, died Nov. 6, 2006, in Winfield. She was 63. She was born Oct. 18, 1943, in Chickasha, Okla., the daughter of Phillip and Bertina (Lang) Hamm. She is survived by her husband, Timothy Askins; son, Thad Askins; daughter, Debbie Ramirez; sister, Phyllis Brown; and six grandchildren.

’02 Eric Bryan Oestmann
Eric Bryan Oestmann, Class of 2002, died Nov. 7, 2006, in Sherman, Texas. He was 42. He was born May 21, 1964, in Wichita, the son of Delbert Ray Oestmann and Darlene Yvonne (Fleming) Oestmann. He is survived by his parents, Delbert and Darlene Oestmann; and sister, Lanette Burdette, and her husband, David.

’06 Lacie Lea Beckenholdt
Lacie Lea Beckenholdt, attended Cowley in 2006, died Nov. 16, 2006, in Arkansas City. She was 19. She was born Aug. 19, 1987, in Wichita, the daughter of Mark Anthony and Amy Lea (Sturges) Reyes. She is survived by her husband, Clayton Ryan Beckenholdt; mother, Amy; stepfather, Richard Miller; father, Mark; stepmother, Cathy Reyes; brothers, Timothy Miller and Andrew Miller; grandparents, Herb and Charlene Sturges, and Harvey and Cindy Lowe.

’06 Jodi LeAnn Sanderholm
Jodi LeAnn Sanderholm, attended Cowley in 2006, died Jan. 9, 2007, in Arkansas City. She was 19. She was born Sept. 26, 1987, in Arkansas City, the daughter of Brian and Cindy (Shanks) Sanderholm. She is survived by her parents, Brian and Cindy Sanderholm; her brother, Jason Sanderholm; sister, Jennifer Mayfield and her husband, Andy; grandparents, Jim and Janet Sanderholm, and Don and Peggy Shanks.

Don and Peggy Shanks have established the Shanks Family/Jodi Sanderholm Memorial Scholarship in memory of their granddaughter. The endowed scholarship will be given annually to an Arkansas City student enrolled in science curriculum. Donations can be made to the scholarship by mailing a check to the Cowley College Endowment Association, 125 S. Second St., Arkansas City, KS. 67005.