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In Memoriam

Katherine Clemson Turner ’42 died June 22, 2009, in Pasadena, Maryland, at age 85. She was president of the Alumni Association when then Governor Tawes signed legislation on June 1, 1964, changing the name of the College from St. Mary’s Seminary Junior College to St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Born in Westminster, Maryland, Katherine earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1944 from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), and her nursing degree in 1947 from Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing. She was a long-time neighborhood activist in Towson, and also held a variety of offices on our Alumni Council. She is survived by her son, Charles, and his wife, Amber; daughters, Margo and Katie; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Alumni Scholarship Fund in memory of “Miss Kitty.”

Katherine Davis Scarborough ’43 died August 10, 2009, in Towson, Maryland, at age 85. Kay was born in Street, a small agricultural community named after her mother’s family (Streett) in Harford County, Maryland. She attended the University of Baltimore Law School with her husband in the late 1940’s, and earned a degree in mass communications from Towson State University in 1980. A descendant of several Revolutionary War patriots, she was well known for her genealogy expertise. Kay lectured at Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Library and was active in many historic and patriotic societies. For eight years, she interviewed celebrities on a public service radio program broadcast for the Daughters of the American Revolution. Kay is survived by her husband of 63 years, Guy; her daughter, Katherine Scarborough; her daughter and son-inlaw, Gail and James Dickson; her son and daughter-in-law, John and Kelly Scarborough; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 4603 Rocks Road, Street, Maryland, 21154, or Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Avenue, Towson, Maryland, 21204.

Helen “Dee” Watson Dillon ’58 died March 14, 2009, in Columbia, Maryland, at age 70. Born in Street, Maryland, she earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Shepherd College in West Virginia and was a substitute teacher in the Howard County public school system. She is survived by her husband, Jim H.; daughter and son-inlaw, Melissa and John Meighan; and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the HH T Foundation International, Inc., P.O. Box 329, Monkton, Maryland, 21111, or to Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City, Maryland, 21042.

Thelma Hall Gladding ’58 died February 15, 2009, at age 70, in Casselberry, Florida.

Katherine Barolet Brice ’64 died April 11, 2009, in Haymarket, Virginia, at age 64. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, she grew up in St. Mary’s County. Kathy lived for the past 14 years in Pinehurst, North Carolina, where she loved to garden and golf. She is survived by her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson, Tawni, Brett and Bryce Schwemer; her father, John A. Barolet; her sisters, Grace O’Brien, Jane Crawley, Margaret Candelaria, and Rosemary Watson; her brothers, Frank, John T., and Edward, and other family members. Memorial contributions may be sent either to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd. Suite #500, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042, with a note asking that the contributions be sent to the Manassas, Virginia, office in Kathy’s memory, or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite #7000, El Segundo, California, 90245.

Karen Borger Smith ’85 lives on in the memories of classmates and friends. During the 2009 Reunion Weekend, they planted this hibiscus outside the Queen Anne residence hall as a tribute to her. Karen died in July 2008 after battling cancer.

Kennedy “Ken” Rice ’95 died July 31, 2009 in Annapolis, at age 37. Born in Washington, D.C., he was raised in Laurel, Maryland, where he played on the Saint Vincent Pallotti High School football team. Ken worked in the financial services industry for 14 years holding various positions with T. Rowe Price, New York Life Insurance, and Tower Federal Credit Union. In 2002, he became a certified financial planner. An avid athlete, he competed in triathlons, the Marine Corps Marathon and other cycling and running races and enjoyed playing tennis, squash, basketball and football. Ken will be missed for his great sense of humor and devotion to family and friends. He is survived by his wife of five years, Julie, and their twin 2-yearold sons, Colin and James; his mother, Mary Anna; brothers, Rich, Brooke, and Grahame; and Grahame’s wife, Erin, and their sons, Robert and Brookie. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Ken Rice Memorial Fund c/o Arundel Federal Savings Bank, 598 Benfield Road, Severna Park, Maryland, 21146, or to the National Brain Tumor Society, East Coast Office, 124 Watertown Street, Suite 2D, Watertown, Massachusetts, 02472.