May 3, 1996

Deaths

James William Bee

Services for James William Bee, 82, Lopez Island, Wash., were held April 30. He died April 18.

Mr. Bee was a member of the KU faculty for 37 years. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Brigham Young University, Provo , Utah, and a doctorate at KU.

He became a KU instructor of zoology in 1958. In he became assistant curator of the Natural History Museum in 1971 and an assistant professor of systematics and ecology in 1972.

Mr. Bee retired in 1979 as professor emeritus of systematics and ecology but continued with research and writing.

Survivors include his wife, Annette Pistor Bee, of the home; a son, James R. Bee; two daughters, Annette Christine Bee Kenagy and Mary Pauline Bee Kaufman; and two grandchildren.


Martha Houk

Services for Martha Houk, 69, Lawrence, were held April 30. She died April 26. Mrs. Houk had lived in Lawrence for 45 years and was a secretary in the School of Education for more than 20 years.

Survivors include two sons, Jack G. Houk and Gary Houk, both of Lawrence; and six grandchildren.


Angelica Morales von Sauer

Memorial services for Angelica Morales von Sauer, 85, Stillwater, Okla., were held April 26 in Atchison. She died April 16.

Mrs. von Sauer came to KU in 1955 as a visiting associate professor of piano. She became a full professor in the Department of Piano in 1958, the position she held until she retired in 1973.

Before coming to Kansas, she was a professional concert pianist. She made her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic at age 13 and her New York debut at Carnegie Hall in 1929. Before moving to Kansas, she taught at the Mexico City Conservatory of Music.

Her husband, Emil von Sauer, and her two sons, Julian von Sauer and Franz von Sauer, preceded her in death.


Dionysios Andrew Kounas

Services for Dionysios Andrew Kounas, 58, Lawrence, were held April 27. He died April 24.

Mr. Kounas came to KU in 1969 as an acting assistant professor of history. He taught Greek and ancient history. He became an assistant professor in 1971. In 1975, Mr. Kounas became an associate professor of history, a position he held until his death.

He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Award twice.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Kounas of the home; a daughter, Andreanna Kounas; and a son, Nicholas Kounas, both of Lawrence.


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