Tamise Jo Van Pelt
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April 22, 1947
January 18, 2013
Tamise Jo Van Pelt was born in Wichita, Kansas on April 22, 1947. She died in Reno, NV on January 18, 2013. Tamise was the daughter of the late Gayle Bozeman Van Pelt and Joseph Van Pelt of Nickerson, KS. She received a B.A. in History from Kansas State University, a M.A. in English from University of Nevada-Reno in 1990, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1994. She was an Assistant Professor of English at Idaho State University, Pocatello from 1994 to 2001. Tamise returned to her beloved Reno in 2001, teaching part time at UNR while she dedicated herself to her passion--writing screenplays. In 2005 she was hired by QuinStreet Media. Her final position at QuinStreet was Director of Online Media. Tamise was the author of two books, Birth Pattern Psychology and The Other Side of Desire: Lacan's Theory of the Registers. She completed two original screenplays, two adaptations, and always had many writing projects in the works. Tami at one time or another had been an astrologer, singer in a rock band, scholar, professor, marathon runner, gardener, and gifted writer. She loved kitties, plants, books, movies, Buddha, and Indian food, but most of all she loved being with her friends. A scholarship fund has been established in her name with the Nickerson Alumni Association, P. O. Box 463, Nickerson, KS 67561.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Feb. 17, 2013