The H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College Institute remembers all of our alumnae who have passed away in 2022.

Photo of Carolyn Elsa Robbert Davis (1921-2022) on light blue background

Photo of Carolyn Elsa Robbert Davis

Carolyn Elsa Robbert Davis


Carolyn Elsa Robbert Davis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Albert August Robbert and Louise Wolff Robbert. She graduated from Newcomb College in 1942 with a degree in mathematics. While at Newcomb, Davis was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Mortar Board National Honor Society, and numerous other honor societies recognizing scholarship, leadership and service. She was also elected Tulane’s Homecoming Queen in 1938 and was a Tulane cheerleader each of her undergraduate years. Davis later served as President of the Newcomb Alumnae Association (NAA) from 1968 to 1972, and served as a class agent for the Newcomb College Class of 1942 without interruption during her lifetime. In the 1990s, she also served another term on the NAA Board of Directors. In 1999, Davis received the Newcomb Service and Loyalty Award because of her unwavering commitment to and love for her alma mater. When her children were grown, Davis taught school-age expectant mothers for ten years in the Orleans Parish School System. She was also a realtor for fourteen years and then managed her son-in-law’s medical practice. During her lifetime, Davis participated in numerous organizations and served on many boards and committees with grace and enthusiasm.

Photo of Judith “Judy” Bondurant Spencer on light blue background

Photo of Judith “Judy” Bondurant Spencer

Judith “Judy” Bondurant Spencer


Judith “Judy” Bondurant Spencer was born in San Antonio, Texas to Dr. William Bondurant, Jr. and Martha Nieminen Bondurant. She attended Alamo Heights High School and graduated from Newcomb College with a degree in English. In 1963, she married Norman Spencer, and the couple had two children, N. Stuart and Martha. Spencer returned to San Antonio and chaired various English, speech, and drama departments within the San Antonio Independent School District. She also spent ten summers directing Off Broadway Players, a theater group out of First Presbyterian Church, in addition to obtaining a master’s degree in English from Incarnate Word College, focusing on Mexican American literature. After retirement, Spencer would spend eight years as Director of Christian Education at St. David’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio. Her board memberships, fundraising, and volunteering on behalf of San Antonio institutions continued throughout her life. These groups included the KLRN Community Advisory Board, Los Compadres de San Antonio Missions National Historic Park (now Mission Heritage), the San Antonio Conservation Society, Planned Parenthood of South Texas, San Antonio Teachers Council, Texas State Teachers Association, and First Presbyterian Church.

Sandra Jean Shainock Adair

Renee Irene Anderson Allen

James Katherine Mackenroth Andersen

Jacqueline Provosty Avegno

Pickens Costley Bailey

Jeanne Marie Marcoux Bolen, MD

Jane Evelyn Burkenroad Bories

Carole Joy Rambach Breen

Patricia Elan Burkenroad Brickhouse

Lorynne Davidow Cahn

Emily Elizabeth Lackey Cox

Mary Henriette Wineman Davis

Caitlin Reed Donohue

Elizabeth Wheless Eglin

Gladybelle Isabelle Gruber Ensminger

Patricia Wylie Faust

Carol Munro Stanley Fenner

Olive Roberts Forman

Martha Louise Marshall Foster, MD

Phyllis Ray Lowry Galloway

Roberta Irene Gordon

Judyth Field Gustafson

Jean Brandin Hall

Sara Eustis Harris

Betty Trelford Hellmann

Sarah Frances Hightower Hill

Katherine Virginia Holland

Louise Ryder Horn

Barbara Weiss Jaffe

Susan J. Sicotte Jepson, MD

Mary Eugenia Knight Kimzey

Sharon E. Heath King

Joyce Marks Dattel Kuh

Betty Lott Lauffenburger

Frances Kentner LeBreton

Nancy Farwell Leman

Anne DeRussy Derussy Leonard

Laura Jean Magee, EdD

Leslie Ainsworth Maggio

Isabel Ochsner Mann

Paulette L. Gardy Marcus

Eola Levy McConnell

Joan Girot Noel

Alyce Marechal O’Brien

Elva Hollins Palmer

Patricia Greco Parentela

Marie Lena Hornyik Pickerill, PhD

Beverly Jackson Powers

Lorin M. Readmond

Patricia Isabel Karst Reed

Kay Anderson Rizzo

Julie Meredith Saul

Mary Catherine Dicks Schmidt

Shirley Bernice Tanenbaum Seelig

Ruth Jean Felder Shelton

Julia Conger Shoup

Beverly June Silberling

Marian Petchesky Silver

Ann Stephens Smith

Eleanor Genevieve Smith

Marie Louise Levy Steuer

Kathryn Hansen Sullivan

Beth Greenwald Sweet

Linda Lee Talmadge

Suzanne Elizabeth Deddish Taylor

Karin Ann Verdon

Margaretha Yvonne Laan Viguerie

Ursula A. Vonrydingsvard Von Rydingsvard

Virginia McConnell Walker

Kathleen Marie Kehl Waltman

Deborah Gardner Whalley-Kendrick

Jane K. Wheelahan

Florence Jones Witt

(This information is to the best of our knowledge as of August 12, 2022.)