Hon. Louis Wyman '38
Louis Wyman '38, a five-term New Hampshire Republican congressman, died on May 5 in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 85.
Wyman graduated from UNH in 1938 and from Harvard University Law School in 1941. He worked as a lawyer and served as a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. In 1947, he became general counsel to the joint Senate and House committee monitoring the European Recovery Program. He later served as New Hampshire attorney general prior to being elected to Congress in 1962.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Virginia; a son, Louis; a daughter, JoAnn Coughlin of West Palm Beach; and two grandchildren.
Dorinda Hinckley Jarest '39
Dorinda Hinckley Jarest '39, best known for her graphics and watercolor work, died on April 11 at her home in Keene, N.H.
She attended UNH from 1931 to 1934 and 1937 to 1939, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in architecture. She participated in the Historic American Buildings Survey of New Hampshire, one of the Works Progress Administration's many projects. Many of her architectural drawings can be found in the UNH library.
After World War II, Jarest shifted her focus to watercolors and graphic art. Her work is found in many private and public collections in the U.S. and eight foreign countries.
She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Joseph R. Jarest '34. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Leo F. Redfern '50, '51G
Leo Franklyn Redfern '50, '51G of Bowdoinham, Maine, former Keene State College president, died on May 31 in an automobile accident. He was 78.
Redfern served as the president of Keene State College for 10 years, retiring in 1979. Under his leadership, the college flourished, growing from a teacher-training college to one that offered 60 majors. The Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond is named in his honor.
Redfern received bachelor's and master's degrees in political science from UNH and master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University. He taught at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Wisconsin. He was also an academic administrator at the University of Massachusetts.
He is survived by a son, Charles; a daughter, Laurie Redfern Smith; and three granddaughters.
Basil J. F. Mott
Basil J. F. Mott, dean emeritus of the School of Health and Human Services, died at his home in Durham on July 14. He was 78.
He served as dean of the school (formerly the School of Health Studies) from 1973 to 1986. During his tenure, enrollment doubled, master's programs in the departments of nursing and communications disorders were created, and the first cardiac-rehabilitation program in New Hampshire to be directed by a university was established.
Mott graduated from Amherst College and from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He spent 40 years studying, teaching and writing about the politics of health care. He was a board member of the New Hampshire Easter Seals, an assistant professor at Columbia University and an associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. He was a consultant to the World Health Organization. He served as a Navy carrier pilot in World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; a sister; three children; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
Herbert W. Jackson
Herbert W. Jackson, Ph.D., son of UNH professor emeritus C. Floyd Jackson, died on May 19. He was 91.
After 22 years as chief biologist with the U.S. Government Public Health Headquarters in Cincinnati, Jackson returned to Durham, the hometown he loved. He was known as commodore of the Barnacles, a group of Shoals Marine Lab alumni.
The Jackson Estuarine Laboratory was named in honor of his father, who established a summer program for marine biology and zoology students on the Isles of Shoals.
He is survived by his daughter, Paulina Adams of Tacoma, Wash.; two grandchildren, Betsy Adams and Ken Adams; and a stepson, Charles P. Shimer of Richmond, Va.
John Jay Carsey
Veteran Hollywood comedy producer, writer and philanthropist John Jay Carsey died on April 5 in Brentwood, Calif.
Carsey was married to television producer and UNH alumna Marcy Peterson Carsey '66 for 33 years. She is the producer of such hits as "The Cosby Show" and "Roseanne."
He and his wife are longtime benefactors of the university, funding minority scholarships, creating an endowment for theater and supporting the construction of the Whittemore Center. This year, the Carseys helped establish the Carsey Institute for Effective Families and Communities.
In addition to his wife, Carsey is survived by five children, three grandchildren and a sister. ~