Bill Tivol, from our class of Spring ’58, passed away from cancer December 1st at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland. His obituary will be posted as soon as available.
Pamela G. Bousquet November 11, 1940 – November 13, 2020
Pamela Bousquet (Sorgatz) passed away peacefully at her home on November 13, 2020. She was a fighter who did not let her cancer diagnosis define her, or stop her daily life. To the end of her illness, she continued tutoring young students in piano lessons via Zoom, attended her own online classes, as well as making lengthy to-do lists for her family and paying close attention to national politics.
Pamela was born at French Hospital in San Francisco in 1940. Her parents were Dorothy and Cecil Sorgatz and she spent her early years in Sausalito. Pam grew up on 10th Avenue & Fulton in San Francisco and attended Presidio Junior High and then Washington High School in 1955. She began her college education at U.C. Berkeley, and married the late Alfred (Skip) Bousquet, Jr. at the age of 19. After several years in Germany, Pam raised her two sons Matthew and Ken primarily in Fairborn, Ohio where she worked as a high school teacher and attended Ohio State University Law School. The family returned to California and settled in Fairfax in the early 1980’s.
After graduating from law school, Pam became a deputy district attorney in 1984 and served for almost 25 years in the Marin District Attorney’s office. She made many lifelong friends there and enjoyed hosting her work gang for lively dinner parties. Pam enjoyed traveling immensely with many visits to Europe, Asia and India. She loved the New Yorker cartoons, her nightly martini, and was a staunch supporter of See’s Candy school fundraisers and the Golden State Warriors.
She joined the Sausalito houseboat community in 1988 and as head of the Harbor Equity Group worked tirelessly to create a process to secure permits at the county, state and federal level thus preserving a way of life that is enjoyed by all the current residents. Pam lived on her houseboat for 32 years with her longtime companion Cornell Ross, who preceded her in death in June of this year.
Pam was known as “Grammy” to her grandchildren Cassandra, Sebastian and Elseay. They were the beneficiaries of her intellect, focus and love. She cared deeply about exposing them to art, ballet, music, history and travel. She loved making their Halloween costumes, attending soccer games and every school performance. No detail about their day was too small to pass along to Grammy. An annual trip to Russian River with as many family members as possible was deeply cherished. Many phone calls from Pam began with “I have a good idea.” Her family was her priority and her support was unwavering.
She prized her volunteer work for non-profits Performing Stars and the Phoenix Project. She was instrumental in helping them develop a long-term sustainability plan. Pam recognized and emphasized the success stories of the young people involved in both organizations and wholeheartedly supported both programs. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting: https://www.performingstars.org/ https://www.phoenixprojectmarin.org/
Pam was generous, supportive and fierce. If she was in your corner, you knew it. She will be missed by all who knew her, especially her sister Paula Boghosian, her sons Matthew and Ken, and their families. The family thanks Marilyn Bryant for her home care of Pam during the pandemic. A celebration of life service will be planned once it is safe to do so.
To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Nov. 25 to Nov. 29, 2020.
Bonita Jessica (Bonny) Morley
Mar. 19, 1940 – Jun. 29, 2020
Resident of Saratoga
Bonny was born in Shanghai, China, to Mary Irene Voyce and Edward Bertram Brodd. Her father was an American citizen employed as an accountant in Shanghai. When WWII began, Bonny was interred in a Japanese family camp and her father was in another camp under very harsh conditions. After the war the family was reunited and moved back to Shanghai, but in 1949 were asked to leave China. They settled in San Francisco, where Bonny, now 9 years old, grew up.
Bonny attended San Francisco State and upon graduation took a teaching position at Ladera School in Menlo Park where she taught for five years. She married her husband, David Morley in 1964 and they had two sons, Scott and Bruce. Later, Bonny became an interior designer.
Bonny was an expert quilter and was an important member of the Dorcas Group at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. A hand quilter who was never without her hoop, she expressed her artistic talent through quilting. Bonny and Dave were early homeowners in Bear Valley, building the home she designed in 1967. Bonny and Dave loved to travel and went on many cruises. Bonny was a kind and generous lady and a gracious hostess. Faith was important to her and she served as a Deacon at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church.
In 2008 Bonny was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She was very accepting of her disease and in the early stages, she spoke at gatherings for the Alzheimer’s Association. The family wishes to thank Cedar Creek Dementia Care facility in Los Gatos for the excellent care she received there.
Bonny is survived by her husband Dave, her sons Scott (Grace) and Bruce (Tracey), her brother Ted (Diane), and grandsons Matthew, Zachary, and Kyle. Donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church. A celebration of life will be held later.
To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jul. 5, 2020.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Helen (Nacht) Slatt of San Francisco, CA; older brother, Sherwood Slatt of San Francisco; and his beloved wife, Linda Gay Slatt, of the home. He is survived by his children, Andrew Slatt of Carrollton, TX, and Tom Slatt of Sacramento, CA; and two grandchildren, Alexander Slatt and wife Dani of Burnet, TX, and Rex Slatt of Sacramento, CA.
Roger was born on July 5, 1941, in San Francisco, CA, to Earl and Helen Slatt. Roger grew up in San Francisco eager to learn about everything offered to him. However, he found time to build friendships that lasted his entire life. Roger’s love for science inspired him to get an A.A. from San Francisco City College in 1961. Soon after, he gained his B.A. from California State University in 1965, followed by M.S. and Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Alaska in 1967 and 1970 respectively. After receiving his Ph.D., he taught geology for eight years at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Arizona State University. After his teaching and research experience, Roger spent 14 years in the petroleum industry as Research Manager with Cities Service Research, ARCO Research, and ARCO International Oil and Gas Co. before joining Colorado School of Mines as professor and head of the Geology and Engineering Department in 1992. Eight years later, Roger and Linda moved to Norman when he was named Director of the School of Geology and Geophysics at University of Oklahoma, holding this position until 2006. Leaving the directive of the School allowed Roger to focus solely on teaching, research, and his students through his Reservoir Characterization Institute, founded in 2003. Roger was Gungoll Family Chair Professor in Petroleum Geology and Geophysics at University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Slatt was a tireless worker and passionate geologist. There is probably no other place where he was happier and more energetic than the field. He was always eager to pass on his love for rocks and outcrops to his students. He published approximately 150 articles and abstracts and is author/co-author/editor of six books on a wide range of petroleum geology topics. Considered an industry expert, Roger has been an AAPG and SPE Distinguished Lecturer, and presented courses internationally for industry and government organizations. He is the recipient of the AAPG Distinguished Service Award, the Esso Australia Distinguished Lecturer in Petroleum Geology, AAPG Honorary Membership, AAPG Grover Murray Distinguished Educator Award, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Special Commendation Award, and most recently the 2012 Jules Braunstein Memorial Award for co-authoring a poster with colleague Younane Abousleiman on ‘Merging sequence stratigraphy and geomechanics for unconventional gas shales”. He has graduated more than 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students while at OU.
In addition to his illustrious career, Roger was a loving husband to his wife, Linda, who occasionally accompanied him on his international consulting or teaching travels. Their home reflected their love of travel and different cultures by displaying items from their travels. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his sons. For instance, an August 2018 road trip with Andrew for some Montana fishing, visit [and droning] old project sites, and then on to grandson Alexander and Dani’s wedding in Las Vegas, NV. He supported and loved his sons and grandchildren on their endeavors, such as opening Fancy That restaurant with Tom in downtown Norman. Roger loved to take friends to Fancy That to enjoy his son’s dishes.
Fishing was Roger’s favorite way to get away and just relax. Every summer, he would head to Montana, Idaho or Wyoming for a week of quality fishing with his longtime friends. He was eager to try new foods on his travels but oysters and chicharron (pork skin) remained two of his favorite foods.
Roger passed away peacefully in his home after complications of an illness treated since 2017. He will be remembered as an excellent geologist, but moreover as a lifelong mentor to his students. He was a pioneer in the Oil and Gas Industry and a leading figure in the geoscience community.
Roger was a staunch supporter of his international students. He had a love for animals and would also support non-profit organizations that aided animal wellbeing and placement such as ASPCA. He also was an advocate in the fight against cancer; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was one of his favorites. Should friends desire, contributions honoring Roger’s memory can be made to OU Foundation supporting Colombian and Venezuelan students. For more information about OU Foundation donations please contact Yoana Walschap at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donation instructions for SPCA and St. Jude’s can be found at secure.aspca.org and
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Published in Pasadena Star-News on Apr. 7, 2019