Campus Ministry invites the community to take part in a vigil at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, April 18, on Campus Way, outside the Campus Ministry office (Anderson Student Center Room 207).
She was the mother of Father Jean-Pierre Bongila, College of Education, Leadership and Counseling.
A St. Thomas alumnus, he was a physician and an aviator in North Dakota.
He was the father of Chad Brinsfield, Opus College of Business.
He was the father of Jeff Martens, Physical Plant; the father-in-law of Leann Martens, Service Center; and the grandfather of Cassandra Watson, Service Center.
She was the mother of Anne Howard, adjunct faculty member in the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling.
She was the mother of Cindy Badilla Meléndez, media resources librarian in the UST Libraries.
She was the mother of Jeff McPherson, Physical Plant.
He was the brother of Jerry Anderley, associate vice president for facilities at the Physical Plant.
A World War II veteran, he was the father of Roger J. Casey, head athletic trainer at St. Thomas, and grandfather of two UST alums, Roger J. Casey III and Jacob “Jake” Casey.
Among his many achievements, he served as a Foreign Service officer for the U.S. Information Agency for 10 years, a state representative for four years, and taught political science at St. Thomas in the 1970s. After retiring he co-founded the Germanic Genealogy Society and the multinational Federation of East European Family History Societies.
He was the first in his family to graduate from St. Thomas, and the father-in-law of Phil Hoeppner, Alumni and Constituent Relations.