Theodore ‘Ted’ L. Goudvis ’40 of Cambridge, Mass., died September 19, 2009. Born in 1918, Ted grew up near New York City. He graduated from Mines with a professional degree in mining engineering and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
War II, Ted joined the Navy ‘Seabees’ (Construction Battalion) and served in France and the Philippines. After the war, he and a college friend started a small business in northern Ohio manufacturing concrete products. He married Elinora Lewis, and they brought their two daughters up close to the shores of Lake Erie, where the family enjoyed sailing in the summer and ice boating in the winter. He visited and fell in love with Aspen, Colo., in the 1960s, and built a house there when he retired in 1980. He was an avid hiker, skier and nature lover. Ted was a regular at seminars, institute offerings and the music festival in Aspen. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia and Anne, and four grandchildren.