firm to work in private consulting and the development of accounting software. An avid hunter, Waren drew his passion from nature and through it, a lifelong bond with his father and his son. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Robinson Waren ’77; his son, Robert Waren ’10; his daughter, Kathryn Waren Turner (Nick); his grandchildren, Riley, Kennedy, and Emerson Rose; his parents, Helen and Malcolm Waren, Sr.; and his sister, Katherine Waren Newell (Bob).
Murphy the Cockatoo Generations of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School kindergarten alumni were saddened to learn of the passing of Murphy the cockatoo. Murphy was the constant companion of retired St. Andrew’s kindergarten teacher, Sally Caffery. “Murphy participated in all of my days at St. Andrew’s,” Caffery recalled with a smile. “He rode to school with me every morning, merrily eating buttered toast. At school, he greeted the children and bounced up and down on his perch begging for their chicken drumsticks from the cafeteria. My favorite memory is a trick my assistant, Mrs. Croft, and I lovingly played on the children. I would say, ‘Mrs. Croft, I have forgotten Murphy! Would you please watch the children while I go home and get him?’ All the while, Murphy was hiding in my sweater, making noises. The children would jump up and down and say, ‘No, Mrs. Caffrey, Murphy is in your sweater!’ Murphy was loved by me and by the children, who were the most important ones.”
Thomas Stemshorn Former St. Andrew’s faculty member Tom Stemshorn was a teacher in the St. Andrew’s math department from 1979 until 1982, and served as chair of the department before his departure. Services celebrating his life were held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, in January 2013.
REMEMBERING FELLOW SAINTS During Their Reunion Years Elizabeth Raney ’83 The Class of 1983 made gifts to the St. Andrew’s Annual Fund in memory in memory of their late friend and classmate, Elizabeth Raney, who died in 2005. Raney was an honors graduate of Texas Christian University, earned a law degree from Baylor Law School, and practiced family law in Fort Worth, Texas. • “Elizabeth’s senior yearbook quotation was, ‘Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit, so be sure to stop and smell the flowers,’” Raney’s sister, Scottie Raney Paban said. “Elizabeth seemed to know that she had a short visit on this earth even at an early age, and realized we should enjoy our time and stay in the moment. I’m honored that thirty years later, Elizabeth’s friends and classmates have such fond memories of her and wanted to remember her in this way.” • “Elizabeth felt privileged to have gone to school at St. Andrew’s, and she dearly loved her friends there,” Elizabeth’s mother, Bettye Crout, said. “We thank all of you for remembering our wonderful girl 30 years later.”
Tyler Varnado ’08 The Class of 2008 made a gift to the Spirit of Tyler Christopher Varnado Scholarship endowment in memory of their friend, who was killed in an automobile accident during their senior year. • “Tyler made such an impact on all of our lives,” said Elizabeth Morrison, president of the Class of 2008. “He was a really smart guy who did well academically while still managing to keep a class – and even the teacher – laughing. He was a good friend to everyone, and a best friend to many of us. Our class has always been very tight knit. I know none of us will ever forget how we felt that day in October when we found out about Tyler’s accident. In that reality came a sense of understanding of how precious our time together was, and a determination to spend the rest of our senior year remembering Tyler in everything we did. • “Five years later, it only seemed appropriate to officially remember and honor Tyler and everything he brought to our Class of 2008,” Morrison continued. “Many of us think of him so often, and we hope this gift to the endowment will help Tyler’s legacy and unique spirit continue on at St. Andrew’s.”
Published on May 22, 2014
Published on May 22, 2014
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