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In Memoriam: Ran Hennes, University Honors Program

Sep 20, 2010

Dear Honors Community,

Ran Hennes

We write to you today with sad news. We have had a great loss in Honors. Ran Hennes, our dear colleague and former associate director, passed away Monday evening, September 13. Ran had been dealing with lymphoma for several years. He was still teaching part-time and enjoying his retirement. During the last six months he had some setbacks and toward the end he choose to go on his own terms.

For all of you who knew and loved Ran, please know that his entire family was gathered around him and he died peacefully at Virginia Mason.

It won’t be the same without Ran. He was a kind and generous man, and he gave himself fully to the University and to every student, colleague, and friend he came in contact with. He was, and always will be, truly beloved by those who knew him.

Here is a link to Ran’s obituary in the Seattle Times and below is information for a memorial service. We know the impact that Ran had on many people throughout the University and that many of you will want to help honor him.

With warm regards,

Julie, Brook, Aley, Laura, Jim, Wendy, and Ryan
The Honors Program Staff

Memorial Service for Ran Hennes

Ran Hennes - Self-Sketch

“Keep your heart open, your ears tuned and ‘love kindness’ when you see it, feel it, offer it.”
—Ran Hennes

Sunday, October 3, 1:00 p.m.
The Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, 98195

Directions and map may be found here.
Parking is available on site.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Ran Hennes Honors Scholarship »