In Memoriam: Stephen L. Zegura

SoA Professor Emeritus Stephen L. Zegura passed away on May 26, 2019, at the age of 75. Dr. Zegura joined what was then the Anthropology Department of University of Arizona in Fall 1972 and taught physical anthropology and human genetics there for over forty years. Described as a “consummate scholar and unwaveringly loyal colleague,” he received the 2009–2010 Raymond H. Thompson Award for contributions he made to the SoA throughout his distinguished career. Dr. Zegura will long be remembered by his students for the inspiration, challenges, and support he gave them.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Tucson Room at the Arizona Inn at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019. If you plan to attend, the favor of a reply would be appreciated to assist us with seating and catering arrangements. To confirm, please contact Elizabeth Zegura and include the number of guests in your party.

Read more about Dr. Zegura in this Arizona Daily Star obituary.

A tribute page has been created for Dr. Zegura. Click here to write a message to his family, colleagues, and friends.

To donate to the Stephen L. Zegura Scholarship Fund, click here, and in the Tribute section at the very bottom of the form, enter “Stephen L. Zegura.”

Anthro News date: 6/14/2019