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Jacqueline Smithson
B: 1942-02-28
D: 2018-09-14
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Smithson, Jacqueline
Lucille Cordell
B: 1922-11-27
D: 2018-09-10
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Cordell, Lucille
Nancy DeGroot
B: 1936-08-30
D: 2018-09-09
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DeGroot, Nancy
Wilbor Thornton
B: 1934-07-31
D: 2018-09-09
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Thornton, Wilbor
Deh'Vanni James
D: 2018-08-26
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James, Deh'Vanni
Cornelio Bravo
B: 1934-10-17
D: 2018-08-24
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Bravo, Cornelio
Billy Erck
B: 1934-09-24
D: 2018-08-20
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Erck, Billy
Geneva Ryter
B: 1925-10-06
D: 2018-08-16
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Ryter, Geneva
Claudia Reust
B: 1934-10-30
D: 2018-08-13
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Reust, Claudia
Debbie Raper
B: 1954-09-08
D: 2018-08-11
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Raper, Debbie
Lisa King
D: 2018-08-09
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King, Lisa
John Woods
B: 1927-02-20
D: 2018-08-08
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Woods, John
Charles E. Reeder
B: 1927-07-20
D: 2018-08-08
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Reeder, Charles E.
Judy Brink
B: 1950-12-21
D: 2018-08-06
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Brink, Judy
Dorothy Buchanan
D: 2018-08-05
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Buchanan, Dorothy
Jim Bob Williams
B: 1930-09-05
D: 2018-08-03
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Williams, Jim Bob
Justin Mitchell
B: 1995-09-29
D: 2018-08-02
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Mitchell, Justin
Kelly Stanford
B: 1962-03-22
D: 2018-07-25
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Stanford, Kelly
Emma Arenas
B: 2018-02-19
D: 2018-07-24
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Arenas, Emma
Ursula Gunn
D: 2018-07-22
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Gunn, Ursula
J Olin Hudson Sr.
B: 1929-02-18
D: 2018-07-20
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Hudson Sr., J Olin

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Stephen Todd

Dear James, You had an impact on my life, more than you know and more than I ever expressed. I was your student for many history courses and you directed my thesis in graduate school. I was an arrogant, carefree young man and you loved me for it. We went to the British Isles together and you taught me more about history than I ever could have learned from any book. I still remember walking into class on that trip, late of course, after a long train ride back to London from the Isle of Skye. I could sense how happy you were that I was taking advantage of every moment but in your way you simply stated, with a smirk of approval, "Mr. Todd, sit down and shut up". We used to call you "The Duke" because you reminded us of John Wayne yet in a more sophisticated way. I still retain all of the history books from my time at Baylor from your courses and I cherished the opportunity to have been your student some 28 years ago. You were a special person, a magnificent professor, and a mentor and will forever be in my thoughts! You impacted my life beyond measure and I am forever grateful. Your friend, Stephen Todd (class of 1990).
Thursday February 1, 2018 at 11:10 pm
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