Notices sorted by graduation date.
Anna Beth Rumley Deavers (Educ ’80) of Asheboro, N.C., died Feb. 5, 2009. She was a pharmaceutical representative for Syntex and Eli Lilly.
Maria E. Odum (Nurs ’80) of Charlottesville died July 15, 2008. She worked as a nurse at the University of Virginia Health System and was a member of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad. Ms. Odum was a Reiki therapist, founder of the Light Institute, an Aura-Soma color therapist and an instructor at the Virginia School of Massage.
John Baker Boatwright III (Law ’81 L/M) of Richmond, Va., died Feb. 9, 2009. He had a solo practice before founding the partnership Boatwright and Linka. He was the first capital defender and special counsel for the Central Region of the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission. Mr. Boatwright was an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University as well as former president of the Richmond Criminal Bar Association. Survivors include a son, John Baker Boatwright IV (Col ’08).
Margaret Iglehart Sicher (Col ’83 L/M) of Baltimore died Dec. 11, 2008. She worked in banking and marketing. Later, she became a Jemicy School volunteer and headed the school’s bookstore. Ms. Sicher was also on the board of the Baltimore County Horse Show Association.
James Edward Grimsley Jr. (Col ’84) of Richmond, Va., died Feb. 15, 2009. He worked for a relief organization finding homes in the U.S. for refugees from Vietnam and the Balkans. At the time of his death, Mr. Grimsley was an information technology specialist at MiTek Corporation in Edenton, N.C.
William John Stockwell (Grad ’84) of Lexington, Va., died Feb. 4, 2009. During his career at Virginia Military Institute, he held a variety of teaching and administrative positions, including superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty. Mr. Stockwell received the Virginia Military Institute’s Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award.
David Tilmage Barnes (Arch ’88) of Eastport, Md., died Jan. 10, 2009. He was a landscape architect with a design practice in Annapolis. He was an adjunct faculty member at Morgan State University in Baltimore and at the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center of Virginia Tech. Mr. Barnes was on the executive board of the Maryland chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He worked on GreenScape projects and donated his skills to community projects, including restoring the native marsh plantings at the First Street at Spa Creek Park.
Christopher McKay Griggs (Col ’89 L/M) of Huntsville, Ala., died July 21, 2008. While at the University, he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. Mr. Griggs served as director of Senior Rx, a pharmaceutical drug program for the elderly in Huntsville, and was vice president of Friends, Inc., a nonprofit that supports patients with serious illnesses or disabilities. Survivors include his father, Thomas M. Griggs (Col ’63, Med ’68 L/M).
Thalia V. Warnement (Col ’89 L/M) of Arlington, Va., died Jan. 13, 2009. She was a patent lawyer and partner in the firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.