Eugene V. Simons ’49 of Casper, Wyo., died September 23, 2011. Born in Los Angeles in 1921, Eugene graduated from South Pasadena High School in California and attended Mines prior to joining the U.S. Merchant Marines and serving in World War II. After the war, he returned to Mines and completed his professional degree in geological engineering. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and played on the football team. His career in the oil and gas industry took him to Calgary, California, Texas and Wyoming. He waged a successful 29-year battle over rights to trona mining leases in the Wyoming Green River Basin. An avid outdoorsman, Eugene sailed the Caribbean many times. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jewell; daughters Linda Oliver and Julianne Simons; sons Geoffrey and Stephen; and three grandchildren.