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  • Gale Monson, 99, BS ’34 botany and zoology, spent his professional life working for the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Soil Conservation Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He is known as one of the authors of “The Birds of Arizona,” as well as “The Desert Bighorn,” “The Birds of Sonora” and “The Annotated Checklist of Arizona Birds.” He lived in Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Valrae (Thomas) Miller, 61, BS ’74 physical education, worked as a radiation therapist in the cancer care center at Avera-St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen, S.D., for 24 years. She lived in Aberdeen.
  • Richard Menga, 70, BArch ’66 architecture, worked for architectural firms in Washington, D.C., and the Maryland area. He worked on projects in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Nigeria. He lived in Seattle.
  • Thomas Meckler, 69, BUS ’81 university studies, worked for the Fargo Police Department for more than 21 years as a patrol officer and detective sergeant, retiring in 1994. He moved to Bismarck where he worked for AKAL Security and was a court security officer at the Federal Building until his death.
  • Richard McMahan, 84, BS ’52 arts and science, was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, and served as assistant inspector general. He served two tours in Vietnam and earned the Bronze Star. He later taught high school history in Lake Park, Minn. He lived in Moorhead, Minn.
  • 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.



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