Stanley John Heywood, BEd’49, BA’49

Born March 18, 1925, in Vancouver, the only son of John Albert and Lillian (Burton) 
Heywood, Stanley died February 21, 2014, in Tucson. He is predeceased by his first wife, Joan Olive Murton, and survived by his two sons and their wives: John S. Heywood and Gretchen E. Miller of Milwaukee, and his grandson, Oliver John and Spencer James; and Philip A. Heywood and Augusta of Concord, MA, and his grandson Cole Francis, and granddaughters, Ellinor Joan and Clare Ysabella.

In 1995, he married Shirley Laber in Billings and inherited another family. She, along with four stepsons, one stepdaughter, nine grandchildren and six great‑grandchildren, survive him. The Heywoods spent happy times in Billings, Tucson and on many trips overseas.

“Stan” taught school in BC and served four US institutions of higher learning including The University of Chicago, where he was a research associate; Coe College, where he was registrar, administrative assistant to the president, and director of the Summer Session; Idaho State University, where he was dean of the College of Education; and Montana State University (formerly Eastern Montana College), where he was president for ten years, retiring as professor emeritus of education in 1987.

He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1943‑45, and taught University Air Cadets at the Royal Military College, Kingston, in the summers of 1951 and ’52, while in the RCAF (Reserve). He was a charter member of the American Air Force Museum, Duxford, UK.

Dr. Heywood served on the board of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and completed several overseas assignments for the US Information Service. His avocation was reading about and studying the British Empire and Commonwealth – he was fortunate to visit places including the Beaufort Sea, the Northwest Frontier of Pakistan, Tristan da Cunha, and the Falklands. He is listed in Who’s Who In America and Who’s Who in American Education.

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