This section is to honor those who have recently passed away, who were active members of the University Women’s Club. If you know of someone who is not mentioned here, (or if you have additional comments or corrections,) please forward a paragraph, including her UWC activities, to the webmaster, Joyce Spencer.
December 31, 2022
Marge was an active member of the UWC for over 50 years. She served on the Board for many years.
She was also active in several interest groups.
Claudine Merle Pier Garby
December 13, 2022
Claudine Garby was a member of the UWC for over 50 years.
She served as President 1991-92, received the President’s Award in 1995. and the Margaret Willard Award in 2007.
Claudine was on the UWC Board for many years.
December 8, 2022
Edith Dell’Apa was a long time member of the UWC.
She served as President 1983-84, received the President’s Award 1993, and the Margaret Willard Award in 2002.
Nancy Eilerts Liggett
June 10, 2022
Nancy Eilerts Liggett was the Chair of the Interest Groups for several years. She was in UWC book groups and the Music group. She attended many of the UWC in-person events, prior to the Covid pandemic.
November 22, 2021
Jeanne was an active member of the UWC while she lived many years in Boulder.
LaDonna R. Shea
November 16, 2021
LaDonna was an active member of the UWC who participated in many interest groups. She is especially remembered by Sherry Bruff who co-chaired the Snowshoeing group with her for many years.
Kathleen G Peterson
October 26, 2021
Kathleen served on the UWC Board from 2019 through May 2021 as chair of the Margaret Willard Award.
No obituary available.
Judith Ann Ramsay
February 27, 2021
Judy joined the Faculty Women’s Club in 1969 and was a member for over 50 years. She was active in a book group.
February 22, 2021
Carroll joined the UWC in the 2011 year. She became a member of the UWC Board serving as Nominating Chair in 2017-18, then Secretary-Elect in 2018-19, and Secretary in 2019-20
January 13, 2021
Mary Jane Zollinger Byers, 94, passed peacefully at home among family and friends on January 13, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado.
Jane was a member of the University Wives Club where she was often a model for their fashion shows.
Her husband, Charles Albert Byers, was a music teacher for CU Boulder.
She was a member of various music groups including the Tuesday Morning music group and The Faculty Wives Music group. She sang in several operas including Katisha in The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan (conducted by Charles)
Jane was a loyal member of the UWC Music interest group.
She was a member of the UWC for over 50 years.
January 2, 2021
Norma Schattke was a member of the UWC for over 50 years. She was UWC President in 1985-86.
She co-chaired the Music Group for many years. She played the piano for many of the Music Group meetings
April 11, 2020
Virginia joined the UWC in 2009 and was an active member since then:
- 2010-2011 Chair of Hospitality and co-chair of Current Events interest group
- 2011-2012 Chair of Hospitality and Chair of Tea and Travel interest group for many years!
- 2012-2013 Chair of Nominating Committee
- 2013-2014 Chair of the April Scholarship Luncheon and Co-Chair of the Book Group – Evening (through 2015-16)
- 2014-2015 Secretary
- 2015-2016 – Chair of the Opera Brunch plus President’s Award recipient
- 2016-2017 Chair of Membership
- 2018-2019 New Member Chair
Virginia was also a loyal member of the hiking group and the gardening group. She knew the names of all the wildflowers on the many hikes she took. She is sorely missed.