Lonn Beaudry, Kansas University associate professor of design, died at his Kansas City, Mo., home Oct. 28. He was 45.
A KU faculty member since 1986, Beaudry taught several courses in graphic design and was a finalist for the H.O.P.E. award for excellence in teaching in 1989.
Born in Escanaba, Mich., Beaudry received bachelor's and master's degrees from Michigan's Cranbrook Academy of Art.
After working for Hermann and Lees graphic design firm in Boston, he taught at the Kansas City Art Institute at the Jacob Kramer College in England until 1986, when he joined the fine arts faculty at KU.
"He was extremely gifted and creative," said longtime companion Roger Beard. "He had a quick wit and a playful nature that endeared him to a large number of friends."
He also was known as a woodworker and a builder of furniture.
Funeral services were Monday in Kansas City, Mo.