Marlow E. Sharpe ’49 of Roswell, N.M., died December 27, 2012. Born in 1924, Marlow grew up in Haxtun, Colo. In 1942, he enrolled at Mines, which he attended for one year, before joining the Army Air Corps. After his discharge in 1945, he returned to Mines, where he joined the rifle team and completed his professional degree in geological engineering.
He joined the Bureau of Mines following graduation, and in 1950 he met and married Barbara Small. They spent their first year together in Leadville, Colo., before returning to the family farm in Haxtun, when his brother went to Korea. They remained in Haxtun, farming and running an earth-moving business focused on conservation construction. In 1982, he retired to Nogal, N.M., to pursue his hobbies of prospecting, recreational gold mining in the family mine, and jewelry making. Marlow was a member of the President’s Council for one year. His wife of 62 years, Barbara, died in March 2013. He is survived by his daughters, Judith Brazie ’75 (married to Mike Brazie ’75, MS ’79) and Paula Greer, and two granddaughters.