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Richard (Rick) Hum ‘69 April 30, 1952 - January 27, 2022 We will truly miss Rick Hum. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Rick passed into Glory surrounded by his family on January 27, 2022. He was 69 years old.
Rick was born on April 30, 1952, at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska to Richard F. and Jane L. Hum. He was the eldest of four children - beloved brother to his three sisters. As a military brat, Rick had an adventurous childhood, living around the country and the world.
Rick graduated from UC Berkeley in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and dreamed of becoming a park ranger. But during his time at Berkeley, Rick's life made an abrupt shift as he gave his life to Christ through Campus Crusade for Christ. He felt called to serve the Lord in ministry and decided to attend Talbot Theological Seminary at Biola University, where he earned a Master's of Divinity in Practical Theology. There he met his sweetheart, Gretchen Stumm. They married in June 1976.
In 1978, Rick was commissioned as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, serving as a Chaplain. He spent 30 years at various assignments with Gretchen and their children before retiring in 2008 as a full Colonel, just like his father before him.
Rick had many accomplishments in his service to God and Country. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (Six Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Force Commendation Medal (One Oak Leaf Cluster), and an Air Force Achievement Medal (One Oak Leaf Cluster). At the end of his Air Force career, He earned the Legion of Merit upon retirement as the Wing Chaplain, 10th Air Base Wing, U.S. Air Force Academy. The Legion of Merit is one of the highest awards given to a non-combat officer.
After retirement he and Gretchen chose to stay in Colorado Springs. He continued to preach the gospel, serving as an interim pastor for several local churches, including First EFC: Colo Springs, Northview EFC: Colo Springs, Cathedral Rock EFC: Monument, Grace Church: Pagosa Springs, and more recently Whispering Pines Church: Coal Creek Canyon. He was truly happiest when he was teaching and shepherding the church through God's Word.
He and Gretchen enjoyed retired life, traveling, camping, and spending time with their grandkids. They were able to take many notable trips: two Viking River Cruises in 2015 and 2018, several visits to Quito, Ecuador to visit Laura's family, Turkey, 2014, Greece in 2017, several Hawaiian excursions, and many other trips – always in pursuit of the best pictures!
In Rick's free time, you would find him editing pictures of their many adventures. Rick has always been an avid and talented photographer and loved to capture special moments. He and Gretchen loved to visit with their friends from church, the YMCA, and stayed active in the Colorado Springs community. He was always in a pursuit of knowledge and loved learning. But more importantly he loved growing in Christlikeness through God's Word.
Rick will be missed by his wife of 45 years, Gretchen, children Laura Rakuljic (Branimir), Brian Hum (Amber), and Ashleigh Rudkin (Sam), 8 grandchildren Emma, Logan, Mia, Isaac, Wyatt, Morgan, Hunter, and Remi, and his sisters Tiz Lum (Rick), Ginny Barnett (Jim), and Sandie Hum. Richard & Gretchen Hum's family in 2019.Victoria Darnbrough ‘79 August 8, 2022 Victoria Darnbrough ’79 passed suddenly of natural causes on August 8, 2022. She attended HKIS from K-gr 10. She returned to Vancouver, BC, Canada to complete her gr. 11-12 years at York House School. Victoria was known for showering her positive energy and unconditional love on those that she cared for in her life. She was a kind-hearted, loving and giving person who encouraged and supported friends and family. She received a BA in Asian Studies from the University of British Columbia in 1983 and worked in Tsukuba, Japan in 1985 promoting Expo 86 in Vancouver at the BC Pavilion. After she completed her MBA, Victoria was excited about learning development and how to inspire people to learn new things. She worked at several companies from ACL, Qtrade and Aviso Wealth. In her final position, she was the learning management specialist at MeetAmi Innovations where she was creating online courses with team members to help educate wealth management advisors embrace blockchain and invest in Digital Assets. Few of us get the opportunity to work at something we love, as Victoria did. She thrived in the opportunity to teach and learn every day, simplifying the complex world of investing for others to grasp. Her passion and enthusiasm for her work, family and friends energized us all. Victoria is still teaching. The lesson being that life is precious and we must treat every day as a wonderful opportunity. Help us celebrate Victoria’s life here. Steven Ingram ‘79 November 24, 1961 - November 5, 2022 Steven Ingram took his last breath on this Earth and his first breath in Glory on November 5, 2022, in Gainesville, Florida, after a five year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
He was born in Gainesville, Florida on November 24, 1961. He moved with his family when he was eight years old to Hong Kong where his parents served as Southern Baptist Missionaries. Steve graduated from Hong Kong International School and began his career as a radio and television engineer with Trans World Radio. He then moved back to Gainesville in 1980 with his soon to be wife, Frances, where he continued his career with Couch’s Electronics, Intergroup and WCJB TV-20, where he became Chief Engineer and served the community there for over 30 years.
Steve was much loved and admired by all who knew him. He was known for his generosity and kindness, his love of life, his sense of humor, and his ability to show mastery in an ever growing number of skills and hobbies. Whether he was smoking a brisket for a tailgate party, remodeling his own handicap bathroom in the face of his disease, or serving as the treasurer for his church until his final days, he approached every task with his whole heart until he was satisfied that he’d done it to the best of his ability, which tended always towards excellence.
Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Ingram, who died this summer. He is survived by his wife, Frances, his father, Larry, his two brothers, Russel and Rodney, and his children and grandchildren.
Even in death, Steve continues to give to others. He donated organs to research targeting cures for ALS. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for a donation to this same research , or a donation in Steve’s name to Parkview Baptist Church, which will be used to help those in need in the community.
A Thanksgiving Service for Steve’s life took place at Parkview Baptist Church, 3403 NW 13th Street, Gainesville FL, on Saturday, November 12th at 2PM, followed by a reception.
Steve and Fran Ingram with family.In Memoriam continues on the next page...