Florence Trowbridge, a former secretary at the UI, died March 26 at her home in Urbana. She was 93.
Trowbridge had been a secretary to the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign and served on the board of deacons and treasurer of the Women's Association.
She was a long-standing member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Alliance Chapter, serving as chairman of many committees.
She was a lifetime member of the Order of the First Families of Virginia 1607 to 1624, through the lineage of American presidents James Madison and Zachary Taylor. She was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants of the state of Illinois, the Daughters of the American Colonists, the Order of Eastern Star, the Rogers Clark Chapter of American Colonists and the William Brewster Society.
She served as a volunteer in the Red Cross Motor Services as area chairman of the Community Chest and on the Champaign-Urbana Freedom Steering Committee.
Survivors include a nephew.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Champaign or St. Mary's High School for American Indian Girls in South Dakota.
Charles Henry Bowman
Charles Henry Bowman, UI professor emeritus of law, died March 31 at La Posada Health Care Center, Green Valley, Ariz. He was 85.
Bowman taught criminal law and procedure and juvenile law for 25 years.
He had been listed in "Who's Who in America" and was a member of the American, Florida and Illinois bar associations. He also belonged to the American Judicature Society, the Order of the Coif, Phi Delta Phi, the UI President's Council and the Evangelical Free Church of Green Valley.
Bowman served in the U.S. Navy from 1928 to 1934 and from 1940 to 1946, retiring with the rank of captain.
Survivors include his wife, Melba; a daughter; a son; two stepchildren; three grandsons and three step-grandchildren.
Alvie Battle, a former employee of the UI's Operation and Maintenance Division, died April 1 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He was 72.
Battle was a temperature control steamfitter at the UI. He retired in 1985 after 27 years of service.
He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II in the Pacific. He was a member of American Legion Post 71 and received the Gold Card Life Membership award in 1977. He was a past commander of the post and a past commander of the Champaign County American Legion. He served as chef de guerre of the Champaign County Voiture No. 238 of the Forty and Eight. He also was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 630 of Urbana.
Battle was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Urbana. He was a 32nd degree Mason with the Danville Consistory.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; a son; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials contributions may be made to the Forty and Eight Nurses Scholarship
Fund or an organization of the donor's choice.