Notices of the passing of members of the Carleton community. For notices of alumni passings, please see Alumni Farewells.
- April 20, 2017
Mariea Guthrie died on Sunday, April 16th, at her care facility in St Paul, at the age of 86. Mariea did interior design work at Carleton for over 40 years, including at least eight years after her official retirement in 1998. She had a gift for finding ways to retain the ethos of the College and its particular buildings. Mariea's elegant and practical solutions to design problems grace almost every historical building on campus.
- April 7, 2017
LaVon Emery died on Saturday, April 1st at Three Links here in Northfield. LaVon was a checker in the dining halls from 1998 to 2006. As in many other aspects of her life, she loved connecting with people there.
Services for LaVon were held yesterday at the Stanton United Methodist Church. A more complete obituary is below.
Please keep all of LaVon's friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.
- March 29, 2017
Lee Ramette died on March 25th at home in Green Valley, AZ. Lee was a secretary in the Office of the President from 1970-1973 and then in Art and Art History until retiring in 1997. Faculty colleagues in Art and Art History describe Lee as the heart of the department. She was a skillful administrative assistant, flexible and resilient, with a wry wit. For many in the department, Lee also acted as an older sister, loyal friend, and sounding board, giving gentle advice and offering cooking, parenting, and gardening tips when needed.
- February 27, 2017
Doris Pumper, age 94, died on February 23rd at Three Links Care Center in Northfield. Doris worked in the Carleton Business Office from 1967-1991. Her role as student account specialist gave her the opportunity to assist students with their financial issues during their time at Carleton and during their loan repayment periods after graduation. She touched many of them with her concern and dedication.
- February 3, 2017
Nancy Casper died peacefully on February 3rd at Three Links in Northfield. Nancy worked in the Carleton Library's interlibrary loan services from 1987 until her retirement in 2006. She also worked closely with students through her husband, Barry (Mike) Casper's Science, Technology, and Public Policy program (now ENTS). She was always welcoming, caring, and gracious to students and colleagues.
- February 2, 2017
It is with immense sadness that I share that Luigi Trenti-Paroli ’18 took his own life in Oxford, U.K. on January 19, 2017. After completing his sophomore year at Carleton, Luigi was on a year-long sabbatical and was due to return to Carleton next fall. Luigi was a budding philosopher who enjoyed the outdoors.