1950's In Memoriam: Alumni

Katherine Pulliam Crowder, B.A. 1950, died Nov. 28, 2015. Following graduation from Howard, she traveled the world with her husband, who was in the U.S. Air Force. She taught English, drama, history and debate at Don Julio Junior High School, where she developed curricula and was the community liaison for human relations in crisis situations. She spent 17 years working at every level of the Educational Opportunity Program, including acting director at California State University, Sacramento. She was 87. 

Elizabeth Kelly-Fry, M.S. 1953, died Dec. 30, 2015. After graduating from Howard, she studied physiology at George Washington Graduate School. She became head of the Biophysics Section in the Office of Naval Research. From 1955, she worked at the Biophysical Research Laboratory of the University of Illinois, and from 1964, at the Interscience Research Institute in Champaign, Illinois. She later created the Fortune-Fry Ultrasound Research Lab at the Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research. Kelly-Fry earned her doctorate in science education from the University of Sarasota in 1975, and was appointed associate professor in the Department of Surgery and later professor in the Department of Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine. She became professor emerita and received numerous awards. She was 97.

Foy B. Jones, D.I.P.N. 1959, died Oct. 25, 2015. She was a registered nurse who worked at several hospitals throughout New Jersey. Jones retired after more than 40 years of nursing. She was 77.

Dr. Eleanor Louise Miles, M.D. 1955, died Aug. 27, 2015. Following graduation from Howard, she was an anesthesiologist at a hospital in Dutchess County, New York, then at the United Hospital Medical Center in Port Chester, New York. She retired in 1995. She was 85.

Dr. Olive Yvonne Reynolds Wilson, B.Mus.Ed. 1958, died Sept. 15, 2015. After graduating from Howard, she became a music teacher at Marian Anderson High School. She went on to earn a master’s degree in counseling from Tuskegee Institute. Reynolds Wilson earned a doctorate in counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. She was 79. 

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