Steven Earl Tyer, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a courageous battle with heart disease. He was born June 14, 1955, at Galesburg, IL, to Leo Earl and Jeanne Audrey (Pople) Tyer.
He graduated from West High School, Iowa City, in 1973. Steve was united in marriage to Debra Anne Nortmann on December 28, 1973. Two children were born to this union, Tyson and Alyssa.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in January, 1974. Upon completion of service, the couple moved to Colorado Springs, CO. In 1979, the family moved to North Liberty where they resided until the children were grown. In 1998, the couple moved near Volga, IA, where Steve rebuilt a 1915 farmhouse on an acreage.
Steve was a lifelong ceramic tile setter and was considered by most to be a Master Tile Setter.
He was an avid outdoorsman his entire life, enjoying deer bow hunting and fishing of any kind. His joys were his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Deb, and his children, Tyson (Kelly) Tyer of Elkader, Alyssa (Ben) Detert of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia; four grandchildren, Trevor and John Pagels, Hailey and Logan Sharpe; sisters, Wendy (Tim) Rea, Sherri Archuleta and Kim (Don) Millsap, all of Colorado; several nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, Chris (Pete) McAlllister, Carole Robertson and Laurie Smathers (Rob Journey), pets, Ozzie, Babe and Arthur.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers-in-law, Rich Archuleta and Dallas Robertson and a lifelong friend, Mike Russell.
Raymond Dodge Comstock
Raymond Dodge Comstock, 85, Baldwin City, Kansas, died Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at his home.
He was born June 12, 1936, in Woodstock, Vermont, the son of Elwin and Lucia (Webster) Comstock.
Ray graduated from Drake University with a bachelor’s degree in music and went on to earn a PhD in music from the University of Iowa.
He taught violin and viola and conducted the symphony orchestra at the University of Minnesota Duluth until his retirement. Prior to that he taught in Iowa City, Iowa; Kenosha, Wisconsin and Oskaloosa, Iowa. He was a talented artist and hand-quilted over 30 quilts, often using fabric he had hand dyed with natural dyes. He spent countless hours at his rustic cabin in far northern Minnesota. At the cabin he loved sharing his blueberry and lemon meringue pies with his friends and neighbors.
He married Virginia May Hale in 1957 in Windsor, Vermont. She died in 2016.
Survivors include two daughters, Laurie Comstock and husband Greg Ludvigson of Baldwin City, KS, Elizabeth Comstock of Hills, Iowa; a brother, Carlton Comstock of Springfield, Vermont; grandchildren, Nick Ludvigson, Allie Szymoniak, Paul Lee, and Sam Owen; great grandchildren, Henry and Daphne Ludvigson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his son Kenny, his parents and his brother, Dan Comstock.
Deborah Susan (Harris) Albertson
Deborah Susan (Harris) Albertson, age 65, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away on August 11, 2020 at home in Eden Prairie, MN, after a long battle with cancer. The daughter of father Robert “Bob” Harris and surviving mother Wilma (Pratt) Harris, was born on January 8, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas and in 1969 the family moved to Coralville, IA. She was preceded in death by her father.
She graduated from Iowa City West High School in 1973. She then went on to attend Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX and the University of Iowa, where she received her degree in Microbiology in 1977. On April 29, 1978, she married Steve Albertson in Iowa City.
She started her career in Microbiology in Des Moines, IA and then worked at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN for 23 years. She decided to pursue her interest in technology and went back to school at the age of 57 to obtain her degree in Health Information Technology. Debbie then worked at Allina Health for 5 years as a Microbiology Program Developer. She retired from Allina in 2017.
She enjoyed crocheting, reading, flowers, the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Wild hockey, spending time with her grandsons and travelling. She loved the time she spent in Kauai with her husband and their friends. She was an animal lover and had four cats (Simon, Worthless, Chloe and Oliver) throughout her life. In retirement she volunteered for Secondhand Hounds.
Debbie is survived by her husband of 42 years, Steve Albertson of Eden Prairie, MN, daughters Amber Albertson of Minneapolis, MN, Erica Albertson of London, England, and Kelsey (Evan) Scrodin of Pine Island, MN, adorable grandsons Jackson and Jace Scrodin, mother, Wilma (Pratt) Harris of Manchester, IA, sister Denise (Steve) Engelken of Oneida, IA, and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Special thanks to our family and friends for their love and support throughout her fight with cancer. We also want to thank the doctors and staff at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa, as well as Allina Hospice.
Glenn Thomas McCord
Glen Thomas McCord, 65, of San Francisco, died on July 14, 2020, from a sudden illness. Private graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Anamosa, Iowa. Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion is assisting the family.
Glen was born May 11, 1955, to Waylon and Gloria McCord in Anamosa. He graduated from West High School in Iowa City and Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Glen played football at both and was a 1977 CoSIDA Academic All-American Second Team. He always excelled in school, where he had many friends and played the drums. Glen moved to San Diego to pursue more college education and do coaching. He moved to San Francisco, which reminded him of Cedar Rapids. Glen lived and worked there for more than 40 years and had a wide circle of friends, including Laura Clark and Terry Disley. He enjoyed socializing with friends, listening to jazz and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes. Glen always was a joy to be around and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Gloria McCord of Cedar Rapids; sister, Sharon Schanbacher of Cedar Rapids; two brothers, John (Amy) McCord of Cedar Rapids and Douglas McCord of Winter Springs, Fla.; four nieces, Bonnie Seely, Joanna Schanbacher, Kimberly Stark and Leah Nobling; and two nephews, Todd Schanbacher and Matthew McCord.
Glen was preceded in death by his father, Waylon McCord; brother, Waylon “Sonny” McCord Jr. and his wife, Linda; brother-in-law, William Schanbacher; and nephew, Jeffrey McCord.
Condolences may be sent to the family home at 1719 Brookdale Lane NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402, or you may share a memory at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Michael D. Russell
Michael D. Russell, lifelong resident of Iowa City, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020, after a year and a half struggle with pancreatic cancer.
He is survived by his children, Amber Russell (Matt Lee), Jason Russell (Meagan) and Shea Russell (Jacob Reed); 3 grandchildren, Quinn, Piper and Jacob; sister, Robin Walker (Tom) and longtime companion, Karen Michalec.
Michael attended Iowa City schools, graduating from West High School with the Class of 1973. He enlisted in the United States Air Force serving during the Vietnam War. Returning to this area following his service he worked at Roberts Dairy until retirement after 30 years.
Mike was an avid hunter, fisherman and storyteller all of his life.
Private graveside services are being planned at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty with Military Honors rendered. A time to toast Mike’s life will be announced at a later date to be held at the Hilltop. Memorials can be donated to the Izaak Walton League in his honor.
John Shepherd passed away on June 1st, 2020.
Dirk Hughlett Morris
Dirk passed away in May of 2020 in Tempe, AZ
Edwin K. (Ed) Barker
Iowa City – Edwin K. (Ed) Barker, age 91 longtime Iowa City educator and businessman, died Friday, November 29, 2019, at Oaknoll Retirement Residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10am Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City (Sunday Parking ordinance will be in effect for streets near the church). Burial will follow a light reception at the church following the services. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 pm Friday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers Ed’s family encourages donations be given in his memory to either the Iowa City Community School District Foundation, Rotary International or Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. To share a thought, memory or condolence with his family please visit the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com.
Edwin (Ed) Kaye Barker was born at home at 409 East Fourth Avenue in Indianola, Iowa on August 8, 1928 to Earl and Una Barker. Ed graduated from Indianola High School in 1946. After attending Simpson College for one year, he transferred to Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa where he received his BA degree in 1950, majoring in Social Studies and minoring in Business Education. Ed began working for pay in 1939. By saving his money, he was able to graduate from college debt free. After graduating in May of 1950, Ed began teaching in the Sharpsburg, Iowa School District in southwest Iowa. There were a total of 20 students in grades 9 through 12 with a faculty of two, the Superintendent and Ed.
The Korean War started in June of 1950. Ed received his draft notice in September. The Board of Education was able to get a deferment until the end of the first semester. Ed was inducted into the army on January 25, 1950 and did his basic training at Fort Riley, Kansas. During basic training Ed was notified that he had been selected to attend the Counter Intelligence Corp (CIC) School located at Fort Holabird in Dundalk MD. After graduating from the CIC school, Ed was assigned to work at the CIC headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, arriving in late December 1951. He worked in an office with four people, two captains and two corporals. Ed worked with a wonderful captain, with whom he had a life-time association. Their job was to receive all of the reports from the many CIC offices throughout Japan about sabotage and disaffected United States soldiers. Ed had a considerable amount of free time which he used to travel to all parts of beautiful Japan and to interact with many wonderful Japanese people. He and another CIC person taught conversational English one night a week in a private school. Ed had a wonderful time in Japan but was ready to return home early January of 1953.
The next four summers Ed attended graduate school, graduating with a Master’s Degree at UNI. In the fall of 1953 Ed resumed his teaching career in Lake Park, Iowa. After two years he began his career as a secondary school principal in Stanhope, Iowa where he remained for two years. From there, he became the Junior-Senior High School principal in Coon Rapids, Iowa. In Stanhope and for the first year at Coon Rapids, Ed taught two or three classes. In November during Ed’s third year in Coon Rapids, a friend introduced him, at a small party in his Des Moines home, to Ethel Kjaer Hansen. Ethel’s first husband, a soon to be ordained minister, had died about 18 months previously, leaving Ethel with two adorable little girls, Alice and Susan. Ed and Ethel were married by her father, a Lutheran minister, on June 18, 1960. The family moved to Chariton, Iowa that summer. Ed had accepted the position as the Chariton High School principal. During the family’s four year stay in Chariton, David and Jim were born. The family moved to Boone, Iowa in the summer of 1964 where Ed had been selected to be the principal of the Boone Junior-Senior High School which had about 1,000 students. In December of 1967, Ed was asked to serve as principal of the new Iowa City West High Junior-Senior High school which was to open in August, 1968. Ed began working in Iowa City in February, commuting to Boone week-ends so that the children could finish the school year in Boone. Opening a new high school and serving as the principal for 11 years was an exciting and fun way for Ed to cap his 27 year career in secondary education.
With four children planning to attend college, Ed and Ethel needed to find a way to acquire more money. Ethel got a book on real estate from the public library. Over the next few years several rental properties were acquired with Ed doing the negotiating and Ethel managing the properties. Eventually Jim and a few years later David and his wife, Sarah, became involved in the business, expanding into Davenport, Iowa.
Ed was involved in many local organizations and government entities. He also raised significant amounts of money for a variety of local and national needs.
Ed enjoyed traveling, visiting all 50 states and approximately 40 different countries. Their daughter, Alice planned most of the family vacations, beginning when she was in 8th grade. Those trips included visiting all of the 48 lower states.
Ed is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ethel, children Alice Miller (Mark), Susan Dresdale, David Barker (Sarah Richardson), and James Barker (Anna), grandchildren Eric Miller (Melissa Elliott), Katie Miller (Jeremy Stubbs), Jacob Dresdale (Alina) , Anna Dresdale, Gabriel Barcellos-Dresdale (Mariana), Margaret Richardson, William Barker, Nicholas Barker, Thomas Barker, and Emma Barker and great-grandchildren Michaela Barcellos-Dresdale, Benjamin Stubbs, and Elliott Miller.
Tim A. Thomas
Tim Thomas passed away on April 20, 2019. Tim is survived by his wife, Margaret Thomas; his father, Allen (Nancy), siblings Anne (Paul) and Brian. He is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Thomas and nephew, Jordan (Anne).
Tim graduated from West High and University of Iowa School of Music. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from the U of I, practiced law and went on to a legal editing and writing career with Thomson Reuters in Rochester, NY. Tim’s passion was performance choral, concert, and opera music. As with most of life’s events, he understood that the music is not in the notes, but in the silence between (Mozart).
Tim was an avid reader of history, the classics, science, mysteries, and science fiction. However, he likely admired most the philosophies of Calvin and Hobbes. “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long.” (Bill Watterson).
A memorial service was held in Iowa City on May 15,2019. Dave Gerlits shared his Recollections of Tim Thomas.
Janet (Riley) M. Morton
May 17, 1955 – February 5, 2016
Jan Morton, 60, of Iowa Falls, passed away Friday, February 5, 2016 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Memorial services will be 10:30 am Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Iowa Falls. Visitation was from 4-7 pm Friday, Feb. 12 at the Bethany Lutheran Church.
Janet Marie Morton was born on May 17, 1955 to Donald and Dolores Riley in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. She attended West High in Iowa City, Iowa graduating with the class of 1973 and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1980. On June 9, 1984 she was united in marriage to Robert C. Morton at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Coulter, Iowa. Jan was the founder and owner of the Coffee Attic in downtown Iowa Falls.
Jan Morton had a beautifully creative mind. She enjoyed taking photographs, painting, drawing, and designing in any way that she could. She loved traveling, particularly to the Northern East Coast. Exploring and taking on new experiences was something she tried to do with her family as often as possible whether it was going to a new restaurant in Des Moines or road tripping to Kansas City for a weekend getaway. She loved books and coffee, but one of the things she enjoyed most was meeting new people and getting to know them. She loved helping people in any way that she could.
Jan is survived by her husband, Robert Morton of Iowa Falls, Iowa; daughter, Meagan Clair of Des Moines, Iowa; son, Nick Morton of Ames, Iowa; her mother, Dolores Riley and three brothers, Dennis Riley, Mark Riley and Jerry Riley. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Riley.
Kim Berridge, 60
Kim Carl Berridge, 60, of rural Solon and formerly of Des Moines died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with refreshments and fellowship following the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Solon Fire Department or Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.
Kim was born March 13, 1954 in Iowa City, the son of Carl and Ruby Jean (Long) Berridge. He graduated from Iowa City West High School and later Kirkwood Community College where he received his degree in welding. For over 30 years he worked as a welder and Lead Operator for the Williams Brothers Pipeline, which became Magellan Pipeline, in Iowa City and Des Moines. Kim loved his Harley’s and working with his hands. He loved the land and cared for the environment and wildlife. Kim had a wicked sense of humor, was quick to laugh and was always willing to help someone in need.
His family includes his mother, Ruby Jean Berridge; daughter, Shonna Stevenson (Chris); grandchildren, Cameryn, Ben and Cole; sister, Roxanne Vincent; nieces Erica and Lilly Vincent; and nephew, Brian Vincent. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Berridge; uncle, Terry Berridge; and aunt, Eunice Goodrich.
Kim was one of a kind, and he will be missed by all that loved him.
Cindy Villhauer, 59
Cindy Villhauer, 58, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Iowa City, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Cindy’s life will be held on Thursday, June 19th from 4-7 pm at the Coralville American Legion, 901 2nd Street, Coralville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to The Cindy Villhauer Memorial Fund.
Blaine Goff, 59
Blaine Goff, age 59, of Denver, Colorado passed away at The Denver Hospice on Friday evening, April 18, 2014. Blaine was born at Camp Pendleton on September 20, 1954 where his father served as a United States Marine. Blaine attended University High School in Iowa City, Iowa and moved to Colorado after graduation. Throughout his adult life he moved back and forth between Iowa and Colorado eventually settling in Denver near all of his children.
Blaine was an avid reader and writer. He enjoyed classic rock and all discussion philosophical. Blaine enjoyed walking five miles daily with his beloved dog Bailey and spending time with his family. He is survived by his children; Sarah Nelson (34), Jessi Morales (30), Alex Morales (28) and Gabe Morales (25) of Colorado. His grandchildren; Emma Nelson (10), Sawyer Miller (6), Aidan Nelson (5), Riley Miller (5) and Phoebe Miller (3) all of Longmont, CO and his sister Peggy Gilbert of Virginia Beach, VA. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; Ardythe and Blaine Goff of Des Moines, IA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Sister Carmen Community Center, 655 Aspen Ridge, Lafayette, CO 80026 or online at < http://sistercarmen.org/you-can-help/donate-money >. Celebrations of Blaine’s life may be posted and viewed at http://blaine-goff.last-memories.com/.
Patrick Toomey, 58
Patrick Joseph Toomey, 58 of Iowa City died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Graveside services was held at 2pm Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City, where military honors were provided. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Patrick’s family and his services.
Patrick was born November 29, 1954 in Iowa City the son of Attorney J. Newman Toomey and Beatrice (Hart) Toomey. Following graduation from West High School in 1973, he enlisted in the Army during the Vietnam War. He loved music, rock hunting and mountain climbing.
His family includes his siblings, Colleen and Bill Nash of Cedar Rapids; Teresa and Gene Fischer of Iowa City; Tim and Ruth Toomey of Iowa City; and Kevin Toomey of Des Moines; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Terence Toomey.
Jerry Lee Wade, 57
Jerry Lee Wade, 57 longtime resident of Coralville died at his home Saturday, December 22, 2012.A gathering time for family and friends to remember Jerry was held from 2 to 4 pm Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Concluding that time there will be a time to share memories with all, followed by military honors provided by our local American Legions. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Jerry’s memory to benefit his grandson, Eli Moonfire’s future. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.Jerry was born January 20, 1954 in Iowa City the son of Henry and Majel (Davis) Wade. He attended schools in Coralville and Iowa City graduating from West High School in 1972. Following high school he enlisted in the United States Navy. Returning to this area he worked in the construction field and as a truck driver.His family includes his daughter, Susan Moonfire (Dylan); grandson, Eli Moonfire; siblings, Patty, Jim, Betty, Mike and Dean; and his former wife, Maureen Conner.
William “Bill” Harrison Kane, 56
William “Bill” Harrison Kane, 56, of Durham died Monday, April 30, 2012, at his home. Death was due to complications of neuroendocrine cancer and carcinoid syndrome. A celebration of Bill’s life was held at the Kane home on Thursday, May 17th beginning at 4:30 p.m. The body has been cremated; ashes were scattered at the Sarah P. Duke Memorial Garden. Online condolences may be sent to: http://www.hallwynne.com, Select “Obituaries”. Memorials may be made to the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research: http://www.jimmyv.org/. William Harrison Kane was born October 24, 1955 in Glen Cove, New York, the son of Harrison Kane and Mary Elizabeth Rist. He attended University High School in Iowa City. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry with honors and highest distinction in 1976. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa during his junior year and was recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa memorial scholarship.
He entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at Washington University in St. Louis in 1976. In 1982 he was awarded the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University. Following graduation he served at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis as an Intern and Resident in Internal Medicine and a Fellow in Hematology-Oncology. In 1985 he joined the Department of Biochemistry and Division of Hematology at the University of Washington in Seattle as a senior post-doctoral fellow.
Bill joined the faculty in the Division of Hematology at Duke University Medical Center in 1988. He conducted research on the biochemistry and molecular biology of blood clotting factor V funded by the National Institutes of Health. He was named a Searle Scholar by the Chicago Community Trust and an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association. He was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 1995. His clinical duties were focused on the care of patients with bleeding and clotting disorders. He served as Director of the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program for a number of years and was the recipient of the Wendell F. Rosse M.D. Teaching Award in 2010 and the Leonard Palumbo Jr., M.D., Faculty Achievement Award for dedication to compassionate patient care and excellence in the teaching and mentoring of young physicians in 2011.
Bill married the love of his life, Margaret (Margo) Erin McKinney, of Lawrence, Kansas, June 23, 1979, in Lawrence. He is survived by his wife; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary (Molly) Margaret Kane Frommer and Scott Jay Frommer of Durham; and one son, William Curtis Kane of Raleigh. Surviving are one sister, Anne Elizabeth Kane of Merion, Pa.; and one brother, Charles Lewis Kane of Narberth, Pa. Also surviving are father-in-law, Ross E. McKinney Sr. and mother-in-law, Margie C. McKinney of Chapel Hill; brothers-in-law, Dr. Ross E. McKinney Jr. and William S. McKinney of Durham, and Portland, Ore.; sister-in-law, Susanne C. McKinney of Durham; and a host of nieces, nephews and grand-nephews.Bill was a devoted husband and father. He enjoyed cooking and fine dining with his wife, friends and the Global Gourmet cooking group. He was an avid runner, participating in local road races until his illness. He also was an enthusiastic supporter of his son’s and daughter’s athletic teams at the youth, club and varsity levels. Bill participated in the 1969 moratorium against the war in Vietnam at age 13 and was later transfixed by the Watergate hearings.
Honesty, integrity and transparency were values which he would aspire to throughout his life. He had a good sense of humor and had a very diverse group of friends.Finally, Bill thanks his many patients and colleagues for providing invaluable lessons in medicine, life and death. Without the support of Aegis Home Care, especially provided by Purity Kimaiyo and Caleb Chengeta and numerous family, friends and neighbors, Bill’s desire to remain at home would not have been accomplished. Margo thanks the staff of Duke Medicine for their support throughout Bill’s illness. In particular she thanks Dr. Jon Gockerman and Heather Brumbaugh in the Duke Cancer Institute for their meticulous and thoughtful care.
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
J. Brooke Workman, 72
Dr. J Brooke Workman, 72, formerly of Iowa City, died May 29, 2006 in Cape Coral Florida.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Lensing Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Iowa City where the family will greet people from 12:30 until service time. Inurnment will be at Oakland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
He was born in Marshalltown, Iowa on June 20, 1933, the son of Don and Inez Workman. Brooke attended grade school in Maxwell, Iowa where his father was Superintendent of Schools. The family moved to Marshalltown in 1945 and Brooke graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1951. He married Marilyn Lewis on December 26, 1954, in Waterloo, Iowa.
Brooke attended Iowa State Teachers College from 1951-1955 where he completed his B.A. and Master’s degree. Brooke finished his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in 1968. He taught 36 years in various places around the world, including Waterloo West High School; Munich American high; SHAPE NATO high school in Belgium and Iowa City West High School.
He also taught summer seminars at the University of Iowa, the University of Richmond, and assignments on behalf of the U.S Information Agency in Sweden, the Philippines, Germany, New Zealand, Kyrgyzstan, and The Hague. He conducted numerous seminars at National Council of Teachers of English and American Studies conventions.
Brooke published many articles and numerous books on curriculum theory, and developed a testing system to improve English skills. He was awarded a medal of recognition from the Freedoms Foundation in 1978. He chaired the committee to establish high school English standards for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. He was a participant at the English Coalition in 1987 at Wye Plantation. He was recognized as an outstanding teacher by the University of Iowa, Grinnell College, Carleton College and by the Disney Channel. He was named an Iowa Teacher of the Year in 1985-86.
He retired from teaching in 1997 and he and Marilyn moved to Florida in September, 1997. He lived at Tara Woods in North Fort Myers until his death.
Brooke is survived by his wife, Marilyn; a daughter, Leslie (Paul) Hickey of Des Moines, IA; a son, Mark Workman of Los Angeles, CA; a sister, Brenda (Gary) McKimmey of Ankeny, IA; a brother, Burris (Eleanor) Workman of Richmond, VA and one granddaughter, Cate Helmuth of Glenview, IL.
Livingston Moyston, 50
Livingston Sinclair Moyston, 50, died September 5, 2005 at his home in Iowa City.A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 17, at 2:00 p.m. at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City. The Reverend Judy Gingerich will officiate. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.Livingston was born June 16, 1955, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Livingston S. Moyston, Sr. and Essie Marie (Crowell) Moyston. He married Kimberly Conrad on June 16, 2000, in Kent Park.Livingston is survived by his wife; three children, Livingston S. Moyston, III of Atlanta, GA, Nathanial Peter Moyston of Iowa City and Nichole Schuttloffel of Cedar Rapids; his father, Livingston S. Moyston, Sr.; five siblings, Connaelia Moyston, Livinia (Lonnie) Johnson, all of Texas, Victoria Moyston of California, Carol Moyston and her friend Sandy of Ohio, and Corey Moyston of New York; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends.Livingston was preceded in death by his mother.
1955 – 1994