The College has learned of the deaths of the following alumnae and Scripps community members.
Jean ‘Winkie’ Winkler Hoover, of Santa Barbara, California, on September 21, 2021.
Ruth Ann Segerstrom Moriarty, of Santa Ana, California, on January 4, 2021.
Jeannette Emily Pierson Herron, of Pasadena, California, on December 20, 2021.
Louise Kruger, of New York City, New York, on October 27, 2013.
Jean Allison Melville, of Denver, Colorado, on August 30, 2021.
Carol Howard Richards, of Los Angeles, California, on August 28, 2021.
Mary Jo Williams Puddy, of Spokane, Washington, on November 20, 2021.
Elizabeth ‘Boots’ Loeb Nathan, of Winnetka, Illinois, on November 2, 2021.
Susan Nixon Mordecai Myrick, of San Francisco, California, on August 19, 2021.
Janet Gillett, of Oakland, California, on April 30, 2021.
Peggy Kingman, of Sonora, California, on January 18, 2021.
Barbara Blakey Reed, of Perrysburg, Ohio, on October 25, 2021.
Mary Parson Welch, of Santa Barbara, California, on March 4, 2021.
Janet Reynolds Fogle, of Kansas City, Missouri, on January 29, 2022.
Marylou ‘MLou’ Peterson Dunn, of Long Beach, California, on August 29, 2021.
Karen Gerstenzang Meltzer, of Brant Lake, New York, on November 18, 2021.
Nancy Adams Robertson, of Seattle, Washington, on December 15, 2021.
Dorothy Louise Alderson ‘Dori’ Starkey, of San Diego, California, on January 27, 2021.
Sara Goodrich Boke De Witt, of Berkeley, California, on December 12, 2019.
Rosemary ‘Sheay’ Krehbiel, of Santa Ana, California, on July 27, 2021.
Carolyn Prince Batchelor, of Tempe, Arizona, on January 17, 2021.
Joanna Elinor Hamel Dunklee, of Torrance, California, on January 19, 2022.
Susan Jane Conway Mathews, of Pleasanton, California, on December 1, 2021.
Beverly Semple Green, of Bremerton, Washington, on December 1, 2021.
Margaret Ishiyama Raffin, of San Francisco, California, on April 3, 2021.
Ruth ‘Gay’ Adair Hennessy, of Pasadena, California, on March 31, 2020.
Anne Marie Spitzer, of Boston Massachusetts, on August 1, 2021.
Margaret Teshima, of Japan, on December 24, 2021.
Jonelle Lynn Forte, of Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 13, 2021.
In Memory of Scripps College Professor Emeritus Dalton Krauss
Scripps Colleges Professor Emeritus of French Dalton Krauss passed away on June 13, 2021. Scripps held a memorial service on April 15, 2022, with many members of The Claremont Colleges community in attendance.
Falling in love with French literature after reading Madame Bovary during his undergraduate studies at Oberlin College, Dalton went on to obtain his MPhil and PhD from Yale University prior to his arrival at Scripps in 1974. Here, he held his role for a remarkable 45 years until his retirement in spring 2019.
Dalton was generous with his time, insights, and even his philanthropy, with the professor leaving part of his estate to the College. An articulate writer and lecturer, he was considered warm, funny, and kind by his students and a source of wisdom by his fellow faculty members.
“Dalton was a very measured, tempered, and thoughtful person. Our faculty really trusted him,” says Margaret McKenzie, distinguished professor in modern foreign languages and Professor of French Nathalie Rachlin, who collaborated with Dalton on scholarly colloquia. “If I were to use one word to describe Dalton, it would be ‘brilliant’—but without being intimidating or making you feel judged. He wore his brilliance well.”