University of Louisville Magazine

FALL 2011

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In Memoriam Dr. Edward L. W. "Wolfe" Scofi eld, 61A, 64MD Scofi eld was a graduate of Atherton High School, the University of Louisville and UofL's School of Medicine. He was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award and Alumni Service Award from the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Irvin S. Abell, Sr. Award from the School of Medicine. Wolfe completed his surgical training at the Mayo Clinic and served as president of the Jefferson County Medical Society, chief of staff and chief of surgery of Audubon Hospital, as well as numerous other medical staffs. He was very active in the community, serving as president and life member of the Louisville Civil War Roundtable, president of the Innominate Society and the Woodcock Society, and leading many other local organiza- tions. He was a member of St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church and especially enjoyed going on mission trips. Charles Noble, 54A Born in Akron, Ohio, Noble was an All- American ath- lete, recruited by UofL where he enjoyed playing college basketball for the Cardinals. His jersey is retired in the UofL Hall of Fame. After graduating, he married his high school sweetheart, Frances Jones, and went on to play professional ball for the Detroit Pistons. In 1963, Chuck and Fran moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where he began his career in publishing and together they built a life with their fi ve daughters. Chuck and Fran moved their family to Fresno, Calif., in 1975 where they lived happily for many years. Chuck lost Fran in 1995. In 2000, Chuck married Jeannie McNeill and retired to St. Augustine, Fla. Chuck was an avid golfer and in his younger days enjoyed fi shing, camping and traveling with his family. Hon. Claude Randall Prather, 67A, 72GB, 76L Prather took great pride in all of his accomplishments. However, he was most proud, and humbled, that the voters of Jefferson County elected him to serve as a district court judge. He was a man of intelligence, integrity, compassion, generosity, fairness and wit. After serving honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps, he was the fi rst in his family to go to college. He worked full-time at General Electric while attending graduate school and earning his law degree at night. After he was admitted to the Kentucky Bar, he continued working full-time at GE, opened his private practice, and worked as an attorney and prosecutor in the courts where he ultimately presided. Baylor Landrum, Jr., 87AD Landrum was a generous civic leader who strived to follow the creed "to leave the city a little better than we found it." Born in Louisville, his early years were spent in Lexington. In 1940, he graduated with honors from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. The next six years were spent as an accountant with the former Yeager, Ford and Warren fi rm, as a special agent with the FBI and as a B-29 pilot with the Army Air Corps during World War II. He made Louisville his home from 1946, when he joined Vaughan Insurance Agency. He did not retire completely until the age of 83, after 55 years in the insurance business. In the early 1960s, the mayor appointed him to the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville when UofL was a municipal university. Over the years, he had been chair of the Board of Overseers, and chair of the University Foundation. He was instrumental in organizing School Choice Scholarships, Inc., to help children from low-income families attend private schools. 56|LOUISVILLE.EDU Bettye Tevis Wells Abramson, 45A Betty was a proud graduate of Atherton Girls High School and UofL. She enjoyed bowling and golf, playing cards and mah-jong, and being with her children and grandchildren. She was a world traveler and an avid Cardi- nals fan, holding season basketball tickets for over 50 years. Betty was a Docent Emeritus of the Speed Museum, a member of The Temple, Adath Jeshurun, the Standard Country Club and the Jewish Community Center. Dr. Robert Heidt, 48MD Dr. Heidt was born in Park Hills, Ky., and graduated from Covington Latin School in 1941. He earned degrees from the University of Cincinnati in 1944 and UofL School of Medicine in 1948. Other than two years in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1953 and several stints at hospitals in Boston soon after, Dr. Heidt worked his entire career in Cincinnati. He founded Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine in 1978. By the time he retired in 2000, he had helped to serve orthopedic patients for nearly 50 years. He was the Cincinnati Reds' team orthopedist from 1968 to 1990 and served the same role for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1980 to 1998. He had a longtime affi liation with Christ Hospital and was president of the medical staff there from 1979 to 1981.

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