Longtime choral director dies

Tue, Aug 26, 2008
WMU Home > About WMU > WMU News Milvern 'Mel' K. Ivey Aug. 26, 2008 Milvern 'Mel' K. Ivey, a longtime professor of music and choral director at Western Michigan University, died Aug. 19 at his ranch in Evant, Texas. He was 70. Ivey joined the WMU faculty as an associate professor of music and choral director in 1973 and resigned in 1990 with 17 years service and the faculty rank of professor. Prior to joining the WMU faculty, he served as choral director at Loyola University of New Orleans for five years. Ivey left WMU to serve as professor and chair of conducting and ensembles in the College of...

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Sun, Jul 27, 2008
Lady Rosalie Hyman.Born October 17, 1916 in Howe, TX, she was the eldest of the four daughters of Lucius Jerome and Eva Irene Butler, and the wife of 60 years of Ruel Richard Hyman. She left this life at sundown, , four years after her dear husband. She is survived by their only daughter, Deborah Ann Cook and her husband, George; nephews, grand nieces and their families. Roz was a graduate of North Texas State College (now UNT) with both Bachelors and Masters Degrees and several post-graduate certificates. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and spirit of fun and adventure, her willingness to take on new challenges, and...