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Doctor remembered for LV service

Doctor remembered for LV service
Dr. Marvin Snell was a lifelong member of the La Verne Church of the Brethren and served as the director of Student Health Services for the University of La Verne. He was known for his service and generous donations to the University. / file photo by Lauren Wooding Monique Parra Staff Writer Dr. Marvin Snell, a longtime benefactor to the University of La Verne, died Feb. 6 at his home in La Verne after... 

La Verne remembers former librarian archivist

La Verne remembers former librarian archivist
Sister Mary Dennis Peters was a reference librarian in Wilson Library for 20 years. This photo was taken in 2004. / file photo by Caroline Franke Sister Mary Dennis Peters, resource librarian for the Wilson Library, died Sept. 28 after slipping into unconsciousness following a heart attack. She was 85. “She was a very kind, gentle and generous person, I will remember her as an affirming person who... 

Leatha Webster remembered for kindness

Leatha Webster remembered for kindness
Leatha Webster, director of financial aid, died on Jan. 3 due to complications from multiple myeloma. She moved to Southern California with her only son in 2003 to accept the position at the University of La Verne. Webster continued to work at the University of La Verne until her death last month. Her ashes were sprinkled in the Pacific Ocean. /photo by Amy Babin Annunciata Williams Staff Writer Leatha... 

Longtime LV Trustee Lowell Brubaker dies

Longtime LV Trustee Lowell Brubaker dies
John Bottala Staff Writer Lowell Brubaker Lowell Brubaker, a long-time University of La Verne Board of Trustees member, died at his home in Hillcrest in La Verne on Nov. 6 due to declining health. He was 94. Born in 1916, Mr. Brubaker earned a bachelor’s degree from McPherson College in Kansas and earned both a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Southern California. During Mr.... 

Esteemed professor and dean Donald Clague dies

Esteemed professor and dean Donald Clague dies
Dr. William Donald Clague, shown here in 1997, died March 20 at the age of 90 of natural causes. Celebrated professor and administrator at the University of La Verne, Dr. Clague was the founder of La Verne College of Law and helped create the School of Continuing Education. / photo by Shelby Wertz Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor Dr. William Donald Clague, esteemed professor and administrator at the... 

Student remembered for dedication

Victor Charoonratana to receive posthumous bachelor’s degree. Carly Hill News Editor Natalie Veissalov Life Editor Victor Charoonratana, 25, senior international studies major, died in February in his sleep from unknown causes. “When we found him, it looked as if he was asleep, but he didn’t wake up. It was as if someone put an Avada Kedavra curse on him,” said Victoria Charoon­ratana,... 

Harvel Lewis championed ULV diversity

Harvel Lewis championed ULV diversity
Harvel Lewis Carly Hill Staff Writer Harvel Lewis, alumna and longtime faculty member of the University of La Verne, died Jan. 9 of a heart attack in Pomona. Mrs. Lewis was an inspiration to many, and an advocate for diversity throughout her life. Mrs. Lewis was born in Louisiana, but spent almost all of her life in California, primarily in Diamond Bar, where she raised her children. She graduated... 

Wheeler left mark on University, Church of the Brethren

Wheeler left mark on University, Church of the Brethren
Myrna Wheeler and President Stephen Morgan participate in the University of La Verne’s centennial celebration in 1991. Wheeler served on the Board of Trustees for nearly 25 years. / file photo by Ben Weybright Kristen Campbell Staff Writer Myrna Long Wheeler, respected alumna and trustee of the University of La Verne, died Jan. 9 at her home in San Dimas after fighting acute myeloid leukemia for... 
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