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Alan Baharlou

Mar 24, 1936 - Aug 21, 2017 (Age 81)

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Dr. Baharlou was an exciting teacher who knew how to draw the students at Philips University into the study of science. He promised if we went with him to the Arbuckle Mountains we would never be the same and I must admit it was a life changer.
God has asked each of us to come to the earth and empty ourselves out and leave the world better, Dr. Barharlou has done just that. May you rejoice and carry on the good work.
Dr. Rosie Goldsby

Carlene, Roxanne and Carlotta, So sorry for your loss. Hang on to your wonderful memories of your husband/father.He was such a nice, friendly man.

I remember a summer in Colorado where I was making sandwiches for all the geology students. I made them to order and wrote each person's name on their lunch bag. One day I was feeling silly and wrote "Davie" instead of Dave and "Stevie" instead of Steve for every name. I couldn't think what to write for Baharlou so I wrote, "Baharhar". I heard later that everyone got a good laugh from my joke.

I changed my major from "business" to "geology" at Phillips University, the year after I took general geology with Bahar. He inspired, taught, and entertained so many students in those days of the mid 1970's, and I was fortunate to have been one of them.
I am now in my 39th year of teaching science at Enid High School, with many of those years spent teaching geology. Many was the time that I used Alan's methods, techniques, and lessons to motivate my...

In the mid-seventies, I was finishing up my undergraduate degree in English at Phillips University and needed a few more credits to graduate. I took Dr. Baharlou's class in geology for the extra credits and became completely enthralled with the topic thanks to Dr. Baharlou. He was a wonderful teacher and was so engaged with his students. I regretted that I had not taken his class at the beginning of my time at Phillips; I could easily imagine that I would have pursued a degree in Geology...

Carlene, I treasure memories of two summers with you at Phillips University Science Camp. Alan was a joy to all who knew him. May you be held in compassion; may your sorrow be eased; may your heart be at peace. Carol Grever (Gray)

Very sorry to hear this news. I will forever remember this family as people who loved on a small group of Philippians for a semester in Sweden. You took care of us, fed us, and we had so much fun!!
My love and prayers,
Teresa (Fell) Lippert

In loving honor and reverence for one of the kindest, most gentle, gracious and elegant human beings that it has been my privilege to know. I will treasure his memory as I treasured his friendship.

He was one of the best professors I had. He built my love for Geology and I still have that love today. Prayers for the family he was truly a wonderful man.


Alan's Obituary

CHARLESTON, IL – Alan Baharlou died on August 21, 2017 at his cabin in Estes Park, Colorado amongst the mountains he loved.  He was born on March 24, 1936 in Tehran, Iran to Yadolah Baharlou, and Habibeh Khorrami and had one younger brother Hassan, and two younger sisters Parvaneh and...

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