Frederick “Fred” Carpenter of Rockford, Ill., died on February 2, 2009. Fred was born in 1913. He married Velma Hicks on June 18, 1935. During his career, Fred was a professor of mathematics at Mines and Colorado State University. He was a member of the Mathematical Association of America since 1944 and was an avid hunter.

Fred was predeceased by his wife, Velma, and his son, Gary. He is survived by his son, Bill; sisters, Margaret Mortimer and Helen Rosenthal; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.