Circle of 500 Guardians

The “Circle of 500” has been established as an exclusive nucleus of 500 individuals and/or organizations who are coming together at a critical time to financially help the Women’s Memorial Foundation and the Memorial. It is with sincere gratitude that we name the following as “Circle of 500 Guardians:”

CWO4 Bonnie Abendschan, USCG, Retired
AcademyWomen
Capt. Ann M. Adams, USAF NC
CW5 Bernadette A. Adams, USA, Retired
Dr. (COL) Fae M. Adams, USA MC, Retired
RDML Sandra E. Adams, USNR
BG Clara L. Adams-Ender, USA NC, Retired
Mrs. Catherine Annette Aguirre, USAF Veteran
Mrs. Betty J. Albanez, USA & USN Veteran
CW3 Doris “Lucki” I. Allen, USA, Retired
Ms. Dorothy J. (Jesseman) Allen, USAF Veteran
Lt. Col. Sandra-Carol Allen, USAF
Alliance for National Defense
American Legion Post 404, St. Louis Service Women’s Post
CDR Susan Hanauer Anderson, USN, Retired
Apache Junction Arizona Women Veterans
In Memory of Lt. Col. Judie A. Armington, USAF, Retired
Army Women Veteran’s Association of Northern Virginia, NV 33 
LTC Janice L. Atwood, USAR, Retired
SFC Carol L. Avery, USAR, Retired
BG Mildred “Inez” C. Bailey, USA, Retired
Lt. Col. Olive M. Baker-Brown, USAF NC, Retired
Mrs. Linda Showalter Balthaser
CAPT Julia O. Barnes, NC USN, Retired
Lt. Col. Barbara Bavera, USAF, Retired
1SG Jeanne L. Beasley, USA, Retired
2nd Mate Susan Begg, USMM
Maj. Jennifer C. Bell, ANG
Col. Joan M. Bentz, ND ANG, Retired
Brig. Gen. Kathleen F. Berg, ANG, Retired
Lt. Col. & Mrs. Fredrik M. Bergold, USAF, Retired
LTC Sari L. Berman, USA, Retired
Lt. Col. Joetta A. Bernhard, USAFR, Retired
Maj. Judith A. Berube, USAF, Retired
Lt. Col. Coralie S. Betz, USAF, Retired
Bill of Rights Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution
Col. Mary E. Bishop, USAF NC, Retired
Ms. Brenda A. Blair, USMC Veteran
PNC Mary E. Blair, USN, Retired
Ms. Wendy R. A. (Ford) Blake, USA Veteran
SgtMaj Pamela J. Bloustine, USMCR, Retired
Col. Billie M. Bobbitt, USAF, Retired
Dr. Alice A. Booher
SSG Jessie R. Boston, ARNG, Retired
Col. Rene L. Boward, USAF, Retired
COL Judith Ann Bowers, USAR NC, Retired
Mrs. Janet C. Boyd, USMC Veteran
LTC Laura B. Bozeman, USA
In Memory of COL Elizabeth Branch, USA & Lt. Col. Mattie Treadwell, USA/USAF
Col. Elizabeth J. Bridges, USAFR NC, Retired
Ms. Arlene G. Brightbill, USAF Veteran
In Honor of the Bringman & Kastama Families
Ms. Mary F. Bringman, USAF Veteran
Ms. Virginia McCoy Britt, USA Veteran
Ms. JoAnn M. Brodeur, ANC Veteran
Mr. Espey T. (Ted) Browning, Jr.
In Memory of Dorothy Mary (Sudomir) Budacki, USN Veteran
LTC Kimberly Burgess, USAR
Capt. Lizabeth A. Burgess, USAF, Retired
Col. Laurel “Buff” Michelle Burkel, USAF
In Memory of Elizabeth F. Burkhart, USMC Veteran
LTC Nancy Elizabeth Burton, USA, Retired
LTC Norma V. Busse, USA, Retired
In Memory of LTC Miriam L. Butler, USA & LTC June P. Gonzalez, USA
CalVet Women Veterans Conference 2009 Attendees
LCDR Cynthia  F. Campbell, USN, Retired
In Memory of Maj. Ida E. Campbell, USAF, Retired
In Memory of Olga Carfora, ANC Veteran & 1SGT Joseph Carfora, USA, Retired
CWO3 Juanita J. Carr, USN RADM Wendi B. Carpenter, USN, Retired
Lt. Col. Phyllis J. Carter, USAF NC, Retired
CAPT Julie S. Chalfant, USNR, Retired
Col. M. Jean Chambers, USAF BSC, Retired
HMC Patricia L. Childers, USN, Retired
LCDR Vickie L. Church, USNR
Ms. Kimberly M. Churchill, USMC Veteran
Brig. Gen. Marcia Clark, USAF, Retired
In Memory of MG Mary E. Clarke, USA, Retired
Mr. Michael F. Clayton
Lt. Col. Kathleen D. Clemence, USAF, Retired
Lt. Col. Sondra “Jil” Coffman, USAF, Retired
COL Sandra L. Colaw, USA, Retired
In Memory of COL David L. Colaw, USA, Retired
In Honor of Columbus School of Nursing, Great Falls, Montana, Class of 1968
LCDR Lynn Eileen Connell, NC USNR, Retired
Brig. Gen. Sharla J. Cook, USAF, Retired
Joy Larson Cottrell, Cadet Nurse Corps, World War II
COL Emma K. Coulson, USA
Maj. Gen. Amy S. Courter, CAP
CAPT Maureen P. Cragin, USN, Retired
LTC Lisa K. Cramer, USA NC, Retired
SSG Frances J. Crawford, USA, Retired
VADM Vivien S. Crea, USCG, Retired
Ms. Marcia Cribbs, USAF Veteran
Deborah Kaye Cupp, USN Veteran
MSgt Barbara J. Curry, USAF, Retired
CW5 Suzanne E. Curtis, ARNG, Retired
LTC Marilla J. Cushman, USA, Retired
In Honor of LTC Marilla J. Cushman, USA, Retired
Maj. Sara Ann Custer, USAF
DACOWITS Executive Committee 1996
In Memory of Susan R. Dalton, USAF Veteran
1LT April C. Darowski, USAR, & Alexander Darowski
TSgt Corrine R. Dautrich, USAF, Retired
LTC Constance M. Davis, USA, Retired
Mrs. Verla K. DeBeer, USA Veteran
Ms. Nancy de Villers, USAR Veteran & Julian R. Atkins
LTC Karen A. Dixon-Brugh, USA
SMSgt Julie A. Doll, USAF, Retired
MAJ Andrea L. Dollar, USAR
Lt. Col. Bernardine Donato, USAFR NC, Retired
Mrs. Alice I. Douglass, USA Veteran
In Memory of Barbara Carrier Duffy, USA Veteran
LT Denise Budacki Duke, USN, Retired
GEN Ann E. Dunwoody, USA
Gen. & Mrs. Ralph E. Eberhart, USAF, Retired
CTIC Andrea C. Elwyn, USN, Retired
COL Lenore S. Enzel, USA NC, Retired
CPT Doris J. Fenner, USAR, Retired
In Honor of Virginia Veach Finks, American Red Cross, World War II
LTC Bette D. Flick, USA, Retired
Florida Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Inc.
Col. Marilyn C.A. Floro, USAF NC, Retired
LTC Margaret C. Flott, USA, Retired
SMSgt Norene R. Fluechtling, USAFR, Retired
Lt. Col. Cheryl (Cheri) Ann Foti, USAF NC, Retired
CAPT Sandra L. Francis, USN, Retired
CAPT Dorothy J. Freer, USN, Retired
Maj. Debra A. Freisleben, USAF, Retired
Fultron Corporation
COL Mary M. Garfield, USAR, Retired
 Ms. Rebecca Gary, USA Veteran
Ms. Lynn Lewin Giaudrone, USMC Veteran
Lt. Col. Cynthia Gibbs, USAF, Retired
 Dr. Rose-Marlene Gieske, USA Veteran
Mrs. Frances A. Gilkey, USMC Veteran
In Memory of Patricia S. Gilman, USN Veteran
In Memory of CAPTs Jeanne Gleason & Mary McWilliams & CWO4 Betty Splaine
In Memory of Phillippa DeFord Shorter Glover, USN Veteran
MSgt Karen A. Goddard, USAF, Retired
In Memory of LTC Mary O. Goodsell, USA, Retired
Brig. Gen. Barbara Goodwin, USAF NC, Retired
YNC Kelly L. Gordon Grigsby, USNR
Maj. Eileen Marie Goretski, USAF
Mrs. Maureen M. Gorman, Army Veteran
CAPT Carolyn J. Green, USN
Maj. Anne M. Grenier, USAF, Retired
In Memory of COL Sally L. Groome, USA, Retired
COL Cary M. Gum-Costa, USAR, Retired
In Memory of MSgt Doris L. (Dorrie) Hagan, MT ANG, Retired
CMSgt Nancy L. Hall, USAF, Retired
COL Jeanne G. Hamilton, USA, Retired
Col. Kelly S. Hamilton, USAF, Retired
Capt. Claudette M. Hamilton-Hill, USAF Veteran
CAPT Anne G. Hammond, USN
In Honor of Senator Enoch Kelly Haney
Mrs. Fern B. Harger, Army Veteran
LTC Sue Harrington, USAR
Sylvia Anita Burton Hatton, USA Veteran
BG Anna Mae Hays, USA NC, Retired
SFC Esther L. Heidenreich, USA, Retired
Col. Harriet G. Hernandez, USAF, Retired
Hernando WAC Veterans Association Chapter 97
Ms. Linda L. Hess, USAF Veteran
Ms. Gloria P. Hesser, USMC Veteran
Ms. Betty Jean Hickman, USAF Veteran
Col Laura L. Hickman, USAF
Bishop Evelyn M.  Hill, Navy Veteran
COL Michele L. Hill, USAR NC
Ms. Marilyn M. Hilliard, USA Veteran
LTC Mary E. Hoettels, USAR, Retired
Mrs. Kathleen M. Hoffman, USA Veteran
In Memory of BG Elizabeth P. Hoisington, USA, Retired
Col. Carol A. Holland, USAF NC, Retired
Lt. Col. Patricia L. Holland, USAFR, Retired
CAPT Ann F. Holler, NC USNR, Retired
Maj. Gen. Jeanne M. Holm, USAF, Retired
CMSgt Dorothy W. Holmes, USAF, Retired
ATCS Jeanne C. Hooper, USNR, Retired
CAPT Susan Hopkinson, NC USNR, Retired
Mrs. Madeline Candies Hopson, USAF Veteran
Lt. Col. Linda D. Houk, USAF, Retired
RADM Michelle J. Howard, USN
Chaplain (CDR) Charlotte E. Hunter, USN, Retired
SGM Diana Huron, USA, Retired
In Memory of Maude H. Hutchison, Army NC Veteran
LTC Irene A. Hyek, USA, Retired
RADM Maryanne T. Ibach, NC USNR, Retired
In Memory of Lt. Col. Ann L. Isaacs, USAF, Retired
CDR Darlene M. Iskra, USN, Retired
JS/J9MASO/Women Veterans
COL Bonnie M. Jennings and LTC Deborah J. Kenny, ANC Veterans
John Alexander Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution
COL Musetta T. Johnson, USA
LTC Paula L. Johnson, USA, Retired
Lt. Col. Vicki Diane Johnson, USAF NC, Retired
Lt. Col. Deborah L. Johnston, USAF, Retired
Lt. Col. Alice Marie Joralemon-Strong, USMC, Retired
CDR Lyn C. Juckniess, CHC, USN, Retired
MAJ Karen A. Juli, USA, Retired
LTC Nancy J. Jurgevich, USA, Retired
Mrs. Maria Socorro Kahler, USN Veteran
Col. David G. Kanter, USAF, Retired
Col. Judith F. Kautz, USAF, Retired
Lt. Col. Karen L. Kaylor, USAF, Retired
KBR
CAPT Susan Fanning Keithley, NC USNR
Mrs. Linda Nina Kelley, USAF Veteran
Mrs. Patricia A. Kelly, USMC Veteran
LTG Claudia J. Kennedy, USA, Retired
COL Alice A. Kerr, USAR & Mrs. Sheryl Borg
MSG Rochelle F. Kerr, USA, Retired
CAPT Jean M. Kilker, USNR
COL Carolyn Faye Kleiner, USAR
LTC Lynn Klubek, USA, Retired
SFC Sharon K. Knickerbocker, USA
Col. Mary Jane Koch, USAFR NC, Retired
CAPT Mary Masters Kolar, USN, Retired
MAJ Alice S. Konze, USA, Retired
COL Deborah L. Kotulich, USAR
LTC Jeanette Kraska, USAR NC, Retired
Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars
CW4 Paul Lane, USA, Retired
CDR Sue Ann Larkin, USPHS
COL Dorothea Terry Layne, AMSC, Retired
COL Vickie S. Longenecker, USA, Retired
Dr. Donna Trelease Loraine, USAF Veteran
Ms. Linda K. Louden, USAF Veteran
Col. Cheryl Ann Mach, ANG, Retired
CAPT Patricia D. Mail, USPHS, Retired
Maine Veterans’ Homes
Olga Eleanore Marchione, USAFR Veteran
Mrs. Antonina Markut, WRAC Veteran
Mrs. Dorothy M. Marmon, USN Veteran
1SG Janet L. Martin, USA, Retired
RADM Kathleen L. Martin, NC USN, Retired
Maj. Gen. Susan Kumiyo Mashiko, USAF, Retired
CAPT Lori A. Mathieu, USCG
CDR Joan E. McCauley, USNR, Retired
CAPT Margaret A. McCloskey, USN, Retired
Col. Cathleen M. McCormick, USAFR
Ms. Joan G. McKinney, WAF/USAF Veteran
Miss Marcia C. McLatchy, USN Veteran
Ms. Grace E. McMillan, USAF Veteran
Brig. Gen. Linda K. McTague, USAF, Retired
Ms. Sara J. McVicker, USA Veteran
MG Dee Ann McWilliams, USA, Retired
Mrs. Sarah “Sally” L. Merten, USAF Veteran
Col. Deborah Ann Meserve, USAF, Retired
SFC Gundel M.E. Metz, USA, Retired
Military Women’s Luncheon Southern California
LTC Janie R. Miller, USA, Retired
LTC Maria K. Mitchell, USA, Retired
SGM Celia Molofsky, USA, Retired
Lt. Col. Belle D. Moon, USAF NC, Retired
Lt. Col. Terry Moore, USAF, Retired
Lt. Col. Katherine A. Moore, USAF NC, Retired
COL Marcia R. Morgan, USA, Retired
MG Mary E. Morgan, USA, Retired
CWO2 Ann C. Mori, USNR, Retired
CDR Susan G. Moritz, USCG, Retired
LTC Dee D. Morris, USA, Retired
RADM Elizabeth “Betsy” Morris, NC USN, Retired
CDR Evelyn L. Moy, USN, Retired
SGM Grace L. Mueller, USA, Retired
In Memory of Marjory Foster Munn, WASP
In Memory of Patricia Ann Murphy, USAF Veteran
Marlene Reckling Murty, USA Veteran
In Memory of COL Theodora H. Nagel, USA, Retired
National Association of State Women Veteran Coordinators
Navy Friends Ensign to Admiral
Navy Nurse Corps Association, Palmetto Chapter
CWO2 Alycee R. Nelson-Ruley, USMC, Retired
Ms. Marian R. Nicely, Army Veteran
In Memory of Anne Sapere Nixon, USAF Veteran
BG Christie L. Nixon, USAR
LCDR Kathryn L. Oakley, USCG, Retired
Mrs. Janet A. Ochs, USN Veteran
Oklahoma Women Veterans Organization
Maj. Bonnie A. O’Leary, USAF, Retired
In Honor of SMSgt Linda J. Oliver, USAF, Retired
In Memory of CW2 Kathy J. Olson, USA, Retired
CDR Veronica Budacki Orem, USNR, Retired
COL Betty J. Pruski Osweiler, USA, Retired
COL John R. Osweiler, USA, Retired
MSgt Letha R. Owens, USAF, Retired
Mrs. Beryl White Palisin, USAF Veteran
CAPT Joel Louise Parker, NC USN
In Memory of Steven Palmer
Lt. Col. Donna H. Parry, USAF, Retired
Capt. Sara A. and MSgt Scott C. Pate, USAF
SFC Deborah R. Patillo, OK ARNG, Retired
Maj. Doris J. Patterson, USAF, Retired
Stephen and Laura Patton
SCPO Janet Peltier, USNR, Retired
In Honor of CPT Donna K. Peterson, USAR
Maj. Gen. Teresa Marne Peterson, USAF, Retired
Mr. Edward S. Petros, USA Veteran
COL Charlotte Elizabeth Phillips, USA, Retired
Ms. Pamela K. Pitkin, USN Veteran
In Honor of CMSgt Karen Plichta, USAF, Retired
BG Dorothy Ann Pocklington, USAR NC, Retired
In Memory of Emma E. Pogge, USAF Veteran
CAPT Carol A. Pollio, USCGR, Retired
VADM Carol M. Pottenger, USN, Retired
Ms. Martha G. Potter, USMC Veteran
Ms. Mary K. Pratt, USA Veteran
CAPT Carolyn V. Prevatte, USN, retired
Ms. Billy Prior, USA Veteran
Col. Sara J. Pritchett, USMC, Retired
In Honor of Ruth Rasmussen Puska, USA NC, Veteran
MG Marilyn A. Quagliotti, USA, Retired
MAJ Lorraine C. Quinn, USA, Retired
R. H. Foster Energy, LLC
LTC Diane M. Ramsey, USAR, Retired
COL Valerie A. Rasmussen, USA
LtCol Carol Ann Ray, USMC, Retired
Col Betty Lee Raymer, USMCR, Retired
COL Peggy Ready, USAR, Retired
Maj. Mary Kathryn Reeves-Hoche, USAFR NC
LTC Deborah L. Rice, USA, Retired
MAJ Carol E. Richards, USA, Retired
LTC Sarah F. Richardson, USAR NC, Retired
The Retired Enlisted Association, Inc.
In Honor of CAPT Monica L. Rochester, USCG and CAPT Linda A. Sturgis, USCG
Maj. Diane E. Roloson, USAF, Retired
MSgt Theresa L. Ruppert, USAF, Retired
YNC Helen V. Sadowski, USN, Retired
Diane Padden St. Denis, USN Veteran
In Memory of Mary Margaret Salm, USA Veteran
Ms. Marlene Santako, NY ANG Veteran
Frances R. Sargent, WASP
CWO4 Eileen R. Scanlon, USMC, Retired
In Honor of CWO4 Eileen R. Scanlon, USMC, Retired
Lt. Col. Carol A. Scher, USAFR, Retired
Ms. Ella M. Schiralli
CAPT Karen Ann Schmidt, USNR, Retired
Ms. Helen R. Schwartz, USA Veteran
Ms. Lenora E. Seidman, USCG Veteran
In Honor of Avaniel “Nell” Shively, USN Veteran
In Memory of GEN John M. Shalikashvili, USA, Retired
Ms. Ann Marie Sharratt
Ms. Beth E. Shepard, USA Veteran
CAPT Martha Phillips Shepherd, USN NC, Retired
HMC Patricia D. Shepherd, USN, Retired
Ms. Patricia R. Sherwood, USAF Veteran
LTC Sally G. Siebert, USA NC, Retired
Mrs. Rose Nelson Silva, USCG Veteran
Maj. Brenda S. Simpson, USAF, Retired
COL Kathleen Lynch Simpson, USA NC, Retired
In Memory of Maryellen H. Simpson, USA Veteran
MAJ Susan R. Singalewitch, ARNG AN
Mrs. Virginia M. Slye-Cody, USAF Veteran
COL Barbara J. Smith, USA, Retired
LTC Donna Smith, USA, Retired
Lt. Col. Eleanor L. Smith, USAFR, Retired
RM1 Nolene L. Smith, USN, Retired
TSgt Joaquina N. Sotomayor, USAF, Retired
Ms. Theresa “Sue” Sousa, USMC Veteran
Space Coast Honor Flight
Mrs. Patricia J. Spits, USA Veteran
LTC Mary Coleman Spring, USA, Retired
LTC Betty Jean Stallings, USA, Retired
LTC Sharon L. Stanley-Alden, USA NC
Maj. Martha N. Stanton, USAF, Retired
Lt. Col. Jayne E. Stetto, USAF NC, Retired
Ms. Michelle K. Stinson, USA Veteran
Col. Frances E. Stitt-Guild, USAF NC, Retired
Col. Julie M. Stola, USAF NC
Maj. Jenny H. Storm, USMC
CWO4 Dorothy J. Stowe, USN, Retired
Lt. Col. Suzanne M. Streeter, USAF
In Memory of Mary Arnold Mace Stuart, NC USN Veteran
HMCS Susan Summers, USN, Retired
CAPT Mindy Suszan, USN
In Memory of Dolores B. Swartzwelder-Badorrek, USMC Veteran
In Memory of Bertha Jean Swisher, USMC Veteran
Maj. Kathryn A. Tahiri, USAF, Retired
MAJ Ann O. Tang, USA
Mrs. Rita K. Steffey Tanner, USMC Veteran
COL Dolores Tarin, AN, USAR
In Memory of Lucille (Lou) Ann Teixeira, USMC Veteran
Mrs. Barbara P. Terrill, USAF Veteran
In Honor of CAPT Marilyn A. Terwilliger, NC USN, Retired
Ms. Albina M. Thompson, USA Veteran
In Memory of CDR Allyn R. Thompson, USN, Retired
In Memory of Mary Shull Thompson, USA & USAF Veteran
CMSgt G. A. Tracy, USAF, Retired
Trinity Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, Kansas City, MO 1906-2001 Alumni
Maj. Gen. Irene Trowell-Harris, USAF NC, Retired
Mrs. Lynn Parker Turnbull, USA Veteran
Col. Mary N. Turner, USAF, Retired
United Daughters of the Confederacy
United Daughters of the Confederacy Military Service Awards Club
VAI Consulting and Training LLC
LTC Deborah L. Van Dormolen, USA, Retired
Col Mary A. Van Harn, USA MSC, Retired
COL Caroline E. Van Mason, AMSC, Retired
In Honor of Brig. Gen. Wilma L. Vaught, USAF, Retired
1SG Victoria A. Vernau, USA, Retired
Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Louisiana
Veterans of Foreign Wars Southern Conference
Ms. Marie (Tex) L. Wade-Ash, WAF/USAF Veteran
Ms. Lynda L. Waldroop, USN Veteran
Mrs. Margaret R. Wallace, USMCR Veteran
CDR Margurite A. Walton, USN, Retired
CAPT Sarah J. Watlington, USN, Retired
CAPT Julia D. Webster, USN, Retired
Lt. Col. Helen Wells, USAF NC, Retired
Mrs. Arline R. Wertz, USN Veteran
LTC Nina West, USA NC, Retired
Lt. Col. Martha A. Whitehead, USAF, Retired
CWO4 Karen Anne Lee Wickens, USA, Retired
CDR Annette M. Wiechert, USN, Retired
CWO4 Jo N. Wildman, USCG
John & Charleen Wilhelm Family and Colonel Yvonne Schilz
In Honor of Joan Willauer, USMC Veteran
Ms. Rhonda C. Williams, USA Veteran
Lt. Col. Sara Jayne Williams, USAF NC, Retired
RM1 E. Jane Wilson, USN, Retired
RADM Louise C. Wilmot, USN, Retired
Ms. Louise Woerner
TDCS Cheryl A.  Wolle, USN, Retired
WAF Association
In Honor of U. S. Navy WAVES WRTC Reunion Group
Women Marines Association
Women Marines Association, DC 1 Chapter
Women Marines Association, Oklahoma Heartland Chapter
Women Marines Association, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter
Women of the U. S. Naval Academy
SGM Melanie L. Wrensch, USAR
COL Barbara J. Yost, USA, Retired
SSG Perida Zamani, USA, Retired
Mrs. Mary R. Zamarripa, USAF Veteran


(Posted February 2, 2016)