Notices of the passing of members of the Carleton community. For notices of alumni passings, please see Alumni Farewells.

  • Davis Taylor

    Davis Taylor

    September 13, 2016

    Davis Taylor died on September 8th, at age 73. Davis taught English at Carleton from 1969 until 1987. He was known as a dedicated and caring teacher and a colleague who brought new ideas and fresh approaches to teaching. After he left Carleton, Davis had a counseling practice and followed his passion for writing poetry.

  • Anne Patrick

    Anne Patrick

    July 21, 2016

    Anne Patrick died July 21st, at home in Silver Spring, Maryland, after a valiant battle with cancer. She was 75 years old. Anne taught Religion at Carleton from 1980 until her retirement in 2009 as the William H. Laird Professor of Religion and the Liberal Arts, Emerita. She was a highly respected professor, teaching a wide range of courses on Christianity, including courses on Catholicism, Ethics, Liberation Theology, Religion and Literature, and Women and Religion.

  • Eleanor Zelliot

    Eleanor Zelliot

    June 6, 2016

    Eleanor Zelliot died June 5th at home in Randolph, MN, surrounded by loving friends and family. She was 89 years old. Eleanor taught History at Carleton from 1969 until her retirement in 1997 as the Laird Bell Professor of History emerita. Generations of students fell in love with India through her classes, learning to cook and eat Indian food at her house, experiencing Indian culture through the many events she organized, or traveling with her to Pune, India.

  • Kathy Tezla

    Kathy Tezla

    May 16, 2016

    Kathy Tezla died on May 6th after a long battle with cancer. Kathy came to Carleton in 1999, serving as the first Head of Collection Development for Gould Library until 2014. She worked closely with academic departments and individual faculty members to develop the library collection in support of the College's curriculum. She also developed the library's first policies for the systematic collection of electronic resources. In both of these endeavors she began formal coordination of our collection and policies with those of the St. Olaf Library.

  • David Porter

    David Porter

    March 28, 2016

    Former President and Professor David Porter passed away on Friday, March 25 in Saratoga Springs, New York. He was 80 years old. Porter taught classics and music at Carleton from 1962-1987 and served as Carleton’s eighth President from 1986-1987. He went on to serve as president of Skidmore College from 1987-1999.

  • Graham Kimble

    Graham Kimble

    March 14, 2016

    Graham Kimble, age 85, died on March 2nd in Casper, Wyoming. Graham worked at Carleton from 1964–1980 as an instructor in Mathematics, Director of Data Processing, Director of the Computer Center, and Director of Computing Activities. He helped students, administrative offices, and academic departments learn about and use computers in innovative ways.