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Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 15:08:54 -0400
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Dear friends of Teatro-L,
Although I had not seen him for years, I will always remember Vern's 
friendship not only with me but every scholar, young or or old. Je suis 
très triste de sa mort. Toutes mes amitiés et mes condoléances à Amy.
Alain Saint-Saëns
Director de Relaciones Internacionales,
Vice-Decano Académico
De la Facultad de Postgrado,
Universidad del Norte,
Asunción, Paraguay

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From: calisto2000 <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sat, Aug 2, 2014 9:42 am
Subject: Re: Fwd: Tristes noticias: Vern G. Williamsen

Los trabajos del Maestro Williamsen han sido cruciales para mi 
investigación sobre el verso dramático. Descanse en paz.
Saludos afectuosos.

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Fecha: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:55:12 +0000
Asunto: Fwd: Tristes noticias: Vern G. Williamsen

&gt; Nb: this is extremely sad news.



&gt; Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

&gt; -------- Original message --------
&gt; From: Amy Williamsen
&gt; Date:07/31/2014 3:54 AM (GMT+01:00)
&gt; To: Sharon Voros , "S.P. Garcia" , Mancing Howard , Charles 
Ganelin , "Ellen M. Anderson" , Ellen Anderson / Tim Wiebe , "Campbell, 
Gwyn" , Donna Campbell , "Bruce R. Burningham" , Ben Gunter , Harley 
Erdman , Valerie Hegstrom , [log in to unmask], 
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, Catherine Connor , "Lauer, A Robert" , "Weimer, Christopher" , 
Barbara Mujica , "Emilie L. BERGMANN"
&gt; Subject: Tristes noticias: Vern G. Williamsen

&gt; Dr. Vern G. Williamsen, founding member of AHCT, passed away at 
his daughter’s home in Oak Ridge, North Carolina, after a prolonged 
illness on Tuesday, July 29th surrounded by his loving family. He is 
survived by his wife of over 55 years, Clara, his brother Paul, his 
daughters Amy and Tora, and his two grandsons, Erik and Pablo. He 
remained sharp and lucid until his final moments; his love for 
thecomedia and his fellow comediantes never wavered. In fact, on Sunday 
evening, he spent a pleasant hour animatedly conversing with a new 
friend who had just discovered thecomedia through the introductory 
chapter to his Twayne book on the minor dramatists, which included what 
our father considered one of his most important contributions to our 
field: his insights into the dramatic structure of thecomedia. He will 
also be remembered for his artful translations of Spanish classical 
theater and his pioneering work to makecomedias available online.In a 
letter he wished to share with friends and family, he summarized his 
life as follows:Who would have expected that the skinny little 
know-it-all pest whose greatest dream was the seemingly impossible goal 
of becoming a teacher could possibly accomplish what my luck has 
brought me? I have lived a longer and more productive life than most 
others I have known and I wish you all the same fate. Just remember 
that I was able to pursue two basic interests in my life, Spanish 
Language and Literature and my first love, Music and, at the same time 
pass on those interests for generations to come. I have not died since 
my spirit ripples on into eternity. With love to all, Vern
In accordance with his wishes, we will schedule a celebration of his 
life later this year in Tucson, Arizona where he earned his M.A. from 
the University of Arizona, studying with the indomitable Miss Ruth Lee 
Kennedy. After retiring from the University of Missouri Columbia, he 
and his wife later retired there, spending over 22 years in the Old 
Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, our family requests that donations be made 
either to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro or AHCT 
Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have already written us, and to 
those of you who have kept us in your thoughts.  Please share this news 
as you see fit.&gt;
Abrazos fuertes,
&gt; Amy

Amy R. Williamsen, Ph.D.

Department Head and Professor of Hispanic Studies
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
2332 Moore Humanities and Research Building