Beulah V. "Boots" Desmond
Beulah V. "Boots" Desmond, a former UI employee, died Aug. 29 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. She was 58.
Desmond had been an administrative aide at the UI, retiring in 1994 after 29 years.
She is survived by her husband, John; her mother; one son; one daughter; three grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salt Fork River Forest Preserve at Homer Lake, in care of Brian Taylor, Homer.
Ross P. Strout
Ross P. Strout, a former faculty member at the UI, died Aug. 25 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He was 81.
Strout retired as a professor of engineering in 1976.
He was a member of Western Star Masonic Lodge No. 240 A.F.&A.M., Scottish Rite of Danville, Champaign-Urbana York Rite Bodies and the Shrine Club. He was active in the UI Alumni Engineering Association.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Engineering Library at the