May 17, 2010


Don K. Bentz married Joan Dyar in April 1950. During his 23-year retirement from Mack Trucks, they have traveled to 125 islands and countries, 50 states, the Canadian provinces and most Mexico states. They have six children and 15 grandchildren.

Samuel Bruce Clark moved to Rivermont Retirement Village in Norman, OK, in November 2009.


Harlan Harper (J.D. ’57) is retired from the law firm of Fanning, Harper and Martinson in Garland, TX, where he was president and a founding partner. He volunteers on several committees at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.

John Mood, Ph.D., has written a book on German language poet Rainer Maria Rilke: A New Reading of Rilke’s “Elegies”: Affirming the Unity of “life-AND-death” (Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY, 2009).


William A. Martin is on the board of directors of a San Antonio transit company.


Nancy Hopkins Reily lives in Lufkin, TX, where she developed a career as an outdoor portrait photographer. She wrote Classic Outdoor Color Portraits: A Guide for Photographers and co-authored Joseph Imhof, Artist of the Pueblos. Her two-volume biography, Georgia O’Keeffe, A Private Friendship (Sunstone Press), details the artist’s
creative and mysterious life.


Donald D. Clayton chronicles his life on the frontier of scientific discovery in Catch a Falling Star (iUniverse, 2009). For 26 years he was Andrew Hays Buchanan Professor of Astrophysics at Rice University and one of the original four faculty for Rice’s Department of Space Physics and Astronomy. He was honored as an SMU Distinguished Alumnus in 1993.

Richard Deats was named a distinguished alumnus of Boston University in October 2009. He is a member of the Rockland Civil Rights/Human Rights Hall of Fame.


The Rev. Phillip Douglas Erwin, retired in 1997 from the Oklahoma Conference, serves First Presbyterian Church of Tonkawa, OK, as interim pastor. He married Evelyn Toland June 26, 2009.