Life Stories

Death of S. Douglas Waterhouse

   Life Stories | Posted on September 28, 2023
S. Douglas Waterhouse was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 20, 1931. He graduated in 1956 from La Sierra University with a BA in history. He took graduate studies at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, in Biblical... read more

Death of Alvin M. Kibble

   Life Stories | Posted on August 17, 2023
Alvin Maurice Kibble, former vice president for the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, passed to his rest on Friday evening, Aug. 11, 2023, in Temecula, California, after a fall that resulted in a brain injury.... read more

Death of Gladys Mae Engelkemier

   Life Stories | Posted on August 17, 2023
Aug. 9, 1931, to Aug. 7, 2023 Gladys Mae VanScyoc was born in Ellsworth, Kansas, on Aug. 9, 1931, to Donald Dean and Clara VanScyoc. While living on a family farm, she nurtured animals... read more

Death of John Joseph Schlaman II

   Life Stories | Posted on July 27, 2023
John Joseph Schlaman II, 91, of St. Joseph, MI, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2023. Schlaman is the father of Andrews University professor Sue Mondak. He had deep roots at Andrews—some of his... read more

Death of Fritz Guy

   Life Stories | Posted on July 27, 2023
Fritz Guy, PhD, passed away on July 25, 2023, in Longview, Washington, at the age of 93. Guy was the founding president of La Sierra University. Guy earned M.A. and B.D. degrees at the SDA... read more

Death of Humberto Mario Rasi

   Life Stories | Posted on July 6, 2023
Humberto Mario Rasi, a Seventh-day Adventist educator and scholar who was General Conference (GC) director of education, died after a long illness on June 28. He was 88. A dedicated supporter and promoter of Adventist education and Adventist... read more

Death of Becky De Oliveira

   Life Stories | Posted on June 29, 2023
Becky De Oliveira (former faculty), PhD, passed away on June 21, 2023, at her home in Dacono, Colorado, from multiforme glioblastoma which was diagnosed in early December 2021. Her husband, Japhet De Oliveira, was director of the Center... read more

Death of Esther Tyler

   Life Stories | Posted on June 22, 2023
Esther Tyler, retired librarian, passed away on Monday, May 1, at her home in Ringgold, Georgia, after a six-year battle with cancer. Esther served as a librarian at Andrews University for over 40 years. ... read more