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Topic: Frogs We Will Miss

Winter 2013

Feature obit: Herb Zimmerman ’52

A  hard-nosed defensive tackle for Dutch Meyer’s Horned Frogs in the 1950s, Herbert A. Zimmerman ’52 was a stalwart lineman and fierce tackler before becoming a successful college coach himself. Zimmerman passed away in October. He was 83. Zimmerman starred for TCU from 1949 to 1951, garnering All-Southwest Conference honors in 1950 and 1951. As

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Carlos Gonzalez chemist, TCU PhD

Summer 2015

Carlos Gonzalez ’63 (MS) ’67 (Ph.D.)
1933-2015

Carlos “Chuck” Gonzalez ’63 (MS) ’67 (Ph.D.), a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve in Vietnam, defended one of the first doctoral dissertations in chemistry at TCU. He died in January after battling lung cancer. The research chemist and professor was the son of Spanish immigrants. He grew up in Manhattan, near the edge of

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Summer 2015

Howard Payne ’48
1925-2015

Donning a velvet purple suit and hat every December, Howard Payne was TCU’s Santa Claus, spreading cheer before finals, to a generation of Horned Frogs from the 1980s to 2010s. He died in June at the age of 90. Alongside wife Mildred Erby Payne, who portrayed Mrs. Claus, he made his annual entrance at the

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Summer 2015

Allene Jones ’63
1933-2015

In September 1962, Allene Parks Jones was a registered nurse. She was working at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in south Fort Worth when she learned TCU planned to integrate. Dressed in a short-sleeved yellow dress and heels the color of straw, 29-year-old Jones was older than most students. While a few stole glances

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