Rod Library--Special Collections
Charlotte Ann Feild
In Memory of CHARLOTTE ANN FEILD
Charlotte was born April 14, 1931, in Rowley, Iowa, the daughter of Charles A. and Mildred (Basquin) Grover. She married Herbert L. Jensen April 17, 1949, in Independence, Iowa. They were later divorced. Charlotte then married T. Lance Feild April 4, 1975, in Lincoln, Maine. She had received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1965. Charlotte then taught science and math courses at Cedar Falls High School and then at East High School in Waterloo, Iowa. She was currently working toward her master's degree at U.N.I.
Charlotte is survived by her husband of Cedar Falls; two daughters, Kristine A. Brimm and Deborah K. Ashton, both of Cedar Falls; her son Gregory L. Jensen of Costa Mesa, California; three sisters, Nancy Ewaldt of Wheaton, Illinois, Phyllis Day of Syracuse, Indiana, and Ellen Young of Traer, Iowa; also surviving are six grandchildren.
Charlotte died Saturday, December 28, 1991, at University Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa, where she had been a patient since November 13, 1991. She was preceded in death by her parents, and an infant son, Allen Wayne Jensen.
1/30/92--FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTHERN IOWA SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR DISABLED STUDENTS CREATED IN NAME OF CHARLOTTE ANN FEILD; CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE MADE IN UNION FEB. 5, 6
CEDAR FALLS--Disabled students who attend the University of Northern Iowa in the future will benefit from the Charlotte Ann Feild Scholarship for Students with Disabilities, recently created through the UNI Foundation by Feild's husband, Dr. Lance Feild.
Feild, a 1965 graduate of UNI, had taught at Cedar Falls High School and East High in Waterloo. She was pursuing a master's degree in mental health counseling at the University. She was struck by a car November 13, 1991, while crossing University Avenue in her wheelchair, and died at University Hospitals in Iowa City December 28, 1991.
"Charlotte had a tremendous amount of feeling for UNI," said Dr. Feild. "Many of our family members, including our daughter, also graduated from the institution. We were aware of no scholarships available at UNI for people with disabilities, and had talked about setting up a fund ourselves. It seemed like the right thing to do."
Feild developed a condition known as quadriplegia nineteen years ago, according to her husband. It limited her mobility, and led to her use of a wheelchair.
The donation tables in the Union Feb. 5 and 6 have been organized by members of Restrict Us Not (RUN), a campus organization created to raise awareness of disabled students' rights, and of Phaedra House in Noehren Hall, where many disabled students live.