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Deaths

Jarvis P. Brown D’49 died April 12, 2010, in Fullerton, Calif. He served parishes in the Western North Carolina Conference and the California-Arizona Conferences of the United Methodist Church. After voluntary location in 1967, he enjoyed a second 20-year career as an employee of Los Angeles County, Calif., retiring as the supervisor of Senior Centers. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mildred L. Brown.

J. Herbert Waldrop Jr. D’52 died March 28, 2010, in Aiken, S.C. He served parishes in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church for 30 years. In 1982, he was ordained as deacon and priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina. He served Episcopal churches in Franklin and Murphy, N.C., before retiring in 1992. He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Charlotte Egerton Waldrop D’86 , vicar of All Saints Episcopal Church in Beech Island, a daughter and a son, two stepdaughters, and four grandchildren.

Robert A. “Bob” Foster D’53 died May 18, 2010, in Winston-Salem, N.C. A United Methodist pastor, he served parishes and later in assignments with the U.S. Army Chaplaincy, retiring from the reserves in 1988 as a colonel. For 18 years, he was the director of adult services and a clinical pastoral counselor for the Foothills Area Mental Health Program with a specialization in mental retardation and substance abuse programs. He was recognized by the Freedom Foundation, Valley Forge, Pa., and the North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his distinguished leadership. His wife, Ruth Foster, four daughters, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren survive him.

Herman N. Ward Jr. D’65 died May 28, 2010, in Hillsborough, N.C. He was a United Methodist pastor with 41 years of service in the North Carolina Conference, including 35 years at the Hillsborough United Methodist Church. Following retirement he continued to be active in ecumenical ministries of northern Orange County. He is survived by his wife, Ann Ward, a daughter, and two grandchildren.

James M. Jarvis D’71 died Sept. 29, 2009, in Farmington, Mo. His career was in clinical psychology and pastoral counseling in both Missouri and West Virginia. He is survived by two sons, including Eric C. Jarvis T’94. His late father, J. Clair Jarvis D’39 , and his niece, Clare J. Sulgit-Horn D’97 , were also Divinity School graduates.

Reaves Phillips Geist T’77 , D’80 died March 31, 2010, in Oak Ridge, Tenn. She was ordained as a United Methodist minister in 1991. Her husband, Al Geist II T’78 , a daughter, two sons, and other family members survive her.

Camille Ogle Yorkey D’85 died June 13, 2010, in Chapel Hill, N.C. An educator, author, and United Methodist minister in the North Carolina Conference, she was the founding pastor of three churches. She also served for a year as a counselor at Ground Zero in New York City following the 9/11 tragedy. She was a former president of the Divinity National Alumni Council and the recipient of the Divinity School’s Distinguished Alumna Award in 2007. She is survived by two children.

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LaVeta “Veta” S. Campbell died April 19, 2010, in Upland, Calif. She was the wife of Jerry D. Campbell D’71 , president of the Claremont School of Theology, former CIO and librarian at the University of Southern California, and the former librarian of Duke University. She is survived by a daughter.