Obituaries

Obituaries

Jack W. Culvahouse 1929 - 2006

Services for Jack W. Culvahouse, 76, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University. Inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, in Centerville Cemetery in Mountain Park, Okla. Mr. Culvahouse died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Sept. 15, 1929, in Mountain Park, Okla., the son of Victor Hugo and Sybil Nichols Culvahouse. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oklahoma, and a Master of Arts in 1954 and a Ph.D. in 1958 from Harvard University.He was a physicist for General Electric from 1951 to 1953; an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma and Kansas University; an associate professor at Kansas University from 1962 to 1964; and a professor from 1964 until he retired in 1994. He was a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin, Oxford University, Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, and was also associated with Western University. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1968; NSF Fellow at Harvard University, a member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. and a member of the American Physical Society-Fellow. Mr. Culvahouse authored 31 major publications on solid state and nuclear physics. He worked with many Ph.D. dissertations and Master of Science theses. He married Ruth Ann Roberts on June 8, 1952, in Eureka. She survives, of the home. Other survivors include two sons, John T., Tonganoxie, and Jeffrey S., Overland Park; a daughter, Alison Hodges, Manhattan; a sister, Janel McPhail, Lubbock, Texas; and six grandchildren. A son, Robert W. Culvahouse, died in 1955.The family suggests memorials to the Consolidated 8 Community School Memorial Assn., or Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Assn., sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.