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  • Dean McBride, 75, MS ’65 entomology, spent much of his career at NDSU, where he was the Extension entomologist for North Dakota from 1965 to 1993. He later was employed as an entomologist associate from FMC Corp. until 1997. He lived in Fargo.
  • Richard McCarthy, 78, BS, ’61 agricultural economics, was a lifelong farmer who served as president of the Montana Grain Growers Association. In addition, he was a church councilman, congregation president and a Shriner. He lived in Missoula, Mont.
  • Lois (Johnson) Mayer, 89, MS ’62 history, taught history and later was a guidance counselor for Fargo Central High School and Fargo South High School. She lived in Fargo.
  • Timothy Mayo, 58, BS ’79 construction management, started Mayo Construction Co. with his brothers. He was a past president of the North Dakota chapter of the Associated General Contractors. He lived in Cavalier, N.D.
  • Milton Matzek, 82, BS ’59 electrical and electronic engineering, was a technical writer in Winston-Salem, N.C. and Kansas City, Mo. He later worked for Rockwell International in Dallas. He lived in Hot Springs Village, Ariz.
  • Gerald Marquardt, 82, BS ’51 mathematics education, was a systems engineer for IBM and later worked in long-range planning at Control Data. He later operated a computer disaster recovery center in St. Paul, Minn. He lived in Siren, Wis.
  • Walter Mason, 96, BS ’40 chemistry, MS ’41, botany, worked for the Methodist Church of Chile for 23 years as a pastor, teachers and school administrator at several churches in Chile. He also hosted a weekly radio program broadcast to remote regions of southern Chile and Argentina. He returned to the U.S. in 1967 and taught Spanish at Tennessee Wesleyan College and then was pastor at Methodist churches in Utah and Montana. He lived in Bozeman, Mont.
  • LaVahn (Buhrmann) MacWillie, 99, BS ’36 history education, was a teacher at Calaveras High School between 1943 and 1949 and again between 1962 and 1974. She was a member of the American Association of University Women. She lived in San Andreas, Calif.
  • Abdul-Rahman Seuti Magba-Kamara, 58, BS ’05 political science, owned and operated the Royal Ride Taxi Service in Devils Lake, N.D., for 13 years. He was working on his master’s degree in sociology at the time of his death. He lived in Fargo.
  • Lavern Linnell, 78, BS ’57 agriculture, was assistant county agent for Dunn County and county agent for the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. He later was named Dunn County Agent and, in 1982, was inducted into the National Land Judging Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Okla. He lived in Killdeer, N.D.



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