Pioneers Remembered

The Pioneers Remembered ceremony is a memorial service that acknowledges TWU students, faculty and staff who have passed away. Services are held once per year, now during the fall semester, as an opportunity for friends and family to gather and share in remembrance.

Help us remember those we have lost by using our guest book to submit tributes for the individual(s) listed below. These tributes will be posted on our website to create a digital memorial and may be used in the Pioneers Remembered service, which will be held on Dec. 2, 2022, at 11 a.m., in the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of our TWU community members (listed below) who passed away between June 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022.

2022 Memorials


  • Joel Birden
  • Martha Sue Inman
  • Melisa Mapa

Faculty and Staff

  • Ron Arender
  • Billie Askew
  • Phyllis Bridges
  • Chantel Brightman
  • Sandra Cruz
  • Kelly Gage
  • Peggy Malone

The above list is a collaboration between the Office of Student Life and Human Resources. While we try to be thorough, we realize that we do make the occasional, inadvertent omission. If you know of a student, faculty, staff or retired faculty/staff that passed away between June 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022, please email

Add Your Tribute to our Guest Book or RSVP

Page last updated 3:45 PM, November 18, 2022