Lyle G. Bowden, 84, a longtime resident of Forest Park and Oak Park, died on April 18, 2014. Born on May 2, 1929 in Lake Park, Iowa, he was past commander of VFW Post #7181 in Forest Park and a Korean War veteran. He was an avid golfer and bowler, a big fan of the Chicago White Sox, and "inexplicably" of the Green Bay Packers.
No U.S. soldiers' lives were reported lost in battle in Operation Enduring Freedom, April 5-11. Remember the families of all U.S. soldiers lost or injured in Iraq and Afghanistan and all the civilians lost in violence around the world.
Christine Medlock Daggett, 64, died far too young on March 27, 2014 of cervical cancer in Denver, Colo., after living 30 years in the Oak Park-River Forest area. Born in Milwaukee on March 20, 1950, she grew up in South Bend, Ind., earned her B.A. and M.S. at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and then taught for two years as a university professor in San Cristobal, Venezuela.
Jordan Jay Hillman, 89, died on April 8, 2014 after an eight-and-a-half-year journey with Alzheimer's. Born in Waukegan in 1924, he was known to friends and colleagues as "Jay." He served during World War II as an Army Air Corps navigator in the Eighth Air Force Unit and liked to reminisce about
Patricia M. Kurtz (nee Matthews), 82, a 43-year resident of Oak Park, died on April 13, 2014 at Belmont Village. Born in Chicago on Sept. 20, 1931 to the late Clarence and Nina Matthews, she was a 1949 graduate of Austin High School and attended DePaul University.. In 1956 she married Donald W. Kurtz and they moved to Oak Park in 1971.
Betty J. Malone (nee Wengierski), 91, a lifelong resident of Oak Park, died on March 23, 2014. Born on Jan. 30, 1923, she was a graduate of Northern Illinois University in 1945 and began her teaching career in Forest Park.