Former NCFR member and CFLE Susan Jean Eitel passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Her passion was in the education system, and she earned her Ph.D. in 2007, going on to teach at Texas Woman's University.
Vivian Rose Gedaly-Duff, ,63, passed away at her home in Portland, OR on Sept. 6, 2012 after a four-year battle with breast cancer. She had been a member of NCFR since 1992 and an active member of the Families and Health Section.
The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) regrets to inform the academic community of the loss of one of the former editors of the Journal of Marriage and Family from 2002-2007, one of the field’s finest scholars and a cherished friend and colleague.
Virginia Lee Norris Anderson, 85, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont, Texas. Born November 20, 1926, she had been resident of Beaumont since 1958. She was designated Certified Family Life Educator Emeritus by the National Council on Family Relations. She helped develop the certification requirements for family life educators that were adopted as a national standard.
Mary Ellen (Killingsworth-Newman) Shachat completed her professional career employed at the University of Maryland. She also worked at Penn State University and The Ohio State University, as part of their extension education faculty. Mary Ellen was an NCFR member since 1987 and served in numerous leadership roles in NCFR affiliate councils.
Dr. Walters worked at the University of Alabama, Oklahoma State University, Florida State University, and the University of Georgia, where he retired in 1989. Dr. Walters joined NCFR in 1957, and was appointed editor of the journal Family Relations in 1976. He also served as President of NCFR from 1982 to 1983.