Avila Now

August 12, 2022

In Memoriam

51 Helen (Bessenbacher) Colwell of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on May 24, 2022. Colwell earned her bachelor’s in sociology from the College of St. Teresa. 

’61 Anne (Wilkins) Billings of Dayton, Ohio, passed away on April 25, 2022. Billings earned her bachelor’s in education from the College of St. Teresa. 

’63 Suzanne (Becker) Chelesnik of Solana Beach, California, passed away on June 12, 2022. Chelesnik attended the College of St. Teresa.

 ’67 Linda (Lewis) Reaby of Australia passed away on March 24, 2022. Reaby earned her bachelor’s in nursing from Avila College. 

’82 David Ramsey of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on May 16, 2022. Ramsey earned his bachelor’s in management science from Avila College.

 ’86 Sara (Langsford) Paige of Honolulu, Hawaii, passed away on April 21, 2022. Paige earned her bachelor’s in music from Avila College.

Avila University will be hosting an All Saints Day Mass on Tuesday, November 1, at 4 p.m. in the Orscheln Memorial Chapel in Foyle Hall. As part of the Month of Remembrance, we invite you to this special mass.

To make a gift in memory of a friend or loved one, please visit our Giving Page.

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