Menu

Topic: Frogs We Will Miss

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

| Topics:

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

| Topics: