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RALPH DONNELLY HANDEN, JR. Age 80, of Mountain View, California, died Sunday, October 7, 2012, at Stanford University Medical Center. Born to the late Ralph Donnelly Handen, Sr., and Vaugn Buchanan in San Diego on April 25, 1932, he graduated high school in Kansas City, Missouri. He received a BS in Physics at Cal Tech, and a Masters of Divinity at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena. Ralph's ministry included South Chicago, rural Indiana and campus chaplain at Ohio State, where he later earned his Ph.D. in European history. Ralph's teaching included history at the University of California at Riverside, as well as high school, adult education and community college classes in science, math, history, and world religions. In his retirement, Ralph continued to study and explore areas of interest: astronomy, technology, social justice, and international peace efforts. Ralph is survived by his beloved wife, Carol Ann Brusven of Mountain View; his loving children: Eve Handen of Long Beach, Robert Handen of San Diego, and Joel Handen of Riverside; two step-children, Jennifer Monteith and Judy Coleman of Grants Pass, OR, as well as five grandchildren. He is dearly missed. A memorial service will be held in southern California in November. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the World Wildlife Fund or Amnesty International in his memory.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 30, 2012
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