William F. Kidder '36
Former state representative William F. Kidder '36 died on Feb. 16 in New London, N.H.
Kidder received a bachelor's degree in economics from UNH in 1936 and fought with the Army's 102nd Infantry Division in Europe during World War II. After the war ended, Kidder was town clerk in New London for 40 years. In 1958, he became founder and president of the New London Trust Company. He also served as a director of King Ridge ski area for 20 years.
From 1971 to 1994, Kidder was a member of the state legislature and was chairman of the appropriations committee for 10 years. He was a member of the UNH Alumni Board of Directors, served on the board of trustees for the University System of New Hampshire, and received the Profile of Service Award and the Granite State Award.
He is survived by a son, David Kidder '71; and four grandsons.
Norman W. Myers '50, '81H
Norman W. Myers '50 of Newington, N.H., a long-time UNH administrator, died on Dec. 30.
Myers enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and served until 1946. He attended UNH on the G.I. Bill and graduated summa cum laude in three years. In 1952, the family returned to Durham where Myers worked at UNH for 25 years. He was named vice president and treasurer and played a major role in the growth of the University System of New Hampshire. During his tenure, more than 60 buildings were added to the Durham campus alone. Myers was active in starting Channel 11 as a public television station at UNH. He also played an important role in bringing computers to UNH in the early '60s. In 1981, USNH awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and the USNH center was named in his honor in 1984.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara; daughter Gail Pare '68; son Peter Myers '73; several grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Dr. Deborah R. Siena '71
Deborah Renee Siena '71 of Willis, Mich., died on March 31. She was 55.
Siena received a B.A. in zoology from UNH in 1971, and two master's degrees and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She was a staff microbiologist and virologist at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and also a director of a hemodyalisis facility in Ohio. Siena received five patents for scientific devices. She was a third-degree black belt in karate and raised Yorkshire terriers.
Survivors include a sister; a niece; a nephew; five great-nieces and nephews; many other relatives; and her friend of 37 years, Beverly Holmberg.
Dr. Harry A. Keener, former dean
Harry A. Keener died March 2 at Langdon Place in Dover, N.H.
Keener is survived by sons Allan'64 and William Keener '68; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, C. Wayne Keener; and a nephew.
Dr. Lyman Mower, professor emeritus
Lyman Mower, emeritus professor of physics, died on Dec. 20 in Durham.
Mower served in the Navy during World War II, and earned a Ph.D. from MIT in 1952. In 1957, he joined the UNH faculty and taught physics and conducted research on the quantum theory of radiation until his retirement in 1990.
He is survived by children Amy, Robin and Todd Mower '83; three grandchildren; a brother; two cousins and several nieces and nephews.
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